H.R. 5150, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West in Staten Island, New York, as the “Leonard Montalto Post Office Building”

H.R. 5150

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West in Staten Island, New York, as the “Leonard Montalto Post Office Building”

Date
September 20, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On­­­­ Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 5150, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West in Staten Island, New York, as the “Leonard Montalto Post Office Building,” under suspension of the rules. H.R. 5150 was introduced on April 29, 2016, by Rep. Daniel Donovan, Jr. (R-NY) and was subsequently referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on April 29, 2016.

Bill Summary

H.R. 5150 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West in Staten Island, New York, as the “Leonard Montalto Post Office Building.”

Background

A native of New York, Leonard Montalto worked for 28 years as a clerk at a mail processing station in the Tottenville neighborhood of Staten Island, New York, before he passed away tragically during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 at the age of 53. In addition to his position as clerk, Montalto served as secretary and treasurer of the American Postal Workers Union, and he was actively running for the position of union president at the time of his passing.[1] He was respected and well-liked because of his willingness to help other employees with their grievances. It was said that Leonard was “always standing behind the little man.”[2]

Leonard was also a devoted father of three children and a dedicated family man, who was known to take pride in his home life. Montalto was an enthusiastic collector of Beanie Babies and old coins, and he saved every document, receipt, and record possible.[3]

This legislation would rename the South Shore annex of the Post Office to help honor Montalto’s life and commitment to the Staten Island Community. According to the bill’s sponsor, “Staten Island lost an honest, hard-working family man when Superstorm Sandy took Leonard Montalto. He earned this simple gesture to honor his life and memory.”[4]

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[1] See Staten Island Live Article, May 4, 2016.
[2] See Rep. Donovan’s Press Release, May 3, 2016.
[3] See Staten Island Live Article, November 1, 2012.
[4] See Rep. Donovan’s Press Release, May 3, 2016.

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate for this bill is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Wilson with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-1811.