H.R. 5146, To designate the United States courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the "Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse"

H.R. 5146

To designate the United States courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the "Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse"

Sponsor
Rep. Michael F. Doyle

Date
December 8, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 5146, a bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the “Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse,” under a suspension of the rules.  H.R. 5146 was introduced on July 17, 2014 by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 5146 designates the United States Courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the “Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse.”

Background

“Joseph F. Weis Jr. served as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1973 until assuming senior status in 1988 and served in that capacity until his death in 2014.”[1] Prior to serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Judge Weis was appointed to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1973.[2]  Prior to his legal career, Judge Weis served as a captain in the U.S. Army during the Second World War.[3]  He is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.[4]

[1] House Report 113-611, at 2.
[2] Id. at 2.
[3] Id. at 2.
[4] Id. at 2.

Cost

CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would have no effect on the federal budget, direct spending, or revenues.[5]

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[5] http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/hr579_0.pdf

Additional Information

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