H.R. 5142, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Jackson Street in Rich Square, North Carolina, as the "Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. Post Office Building"

H.R. 5142

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Jackson Street in Rich Square, North Carolina, as the "Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Rep. G, K. Butterfield

Date
November 17, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, November 17, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 5142, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Jackson Street in Rich Square, North Carolina, as the “Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. Post Office Building,” under a suspension of the rules.  H.R. 4994 was introduced on July 17, 2014 by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 5142 designates a U.S. Post Office facility located in Rich Square, North Carolina, as the “Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. Post Office Building.”

Background

Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 18 and served for 20 years.[1]  “After his naval career, Chief White entered law enforcement where he served as Northampton County deputy sheriff, a corrections officer, and as Chief of Police for both the Woodland and Rich Square Police Departments.”  On July 16, 2000, while serving as the Rich Square, North Carolina Chief of Police, Chief White was shot and killed in the line of duty.[2]

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[1] http://butterfield.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/butterfield-introduces-bill-to-name-rich-square-post-office-after-chief
[2] See Id.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable, but no cost is expected.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.