H.R. 5356, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in Coldspring, Texas, as the “E. Marie Youngblood Post Office”

H.R. 5356

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in Coldspring, Texas, as the “E. Marie Youngblood Post Office”

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. 5356, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in Coldspring, Texas, as the E. Marie Youngblood Post Office,” under suspension of the rules. H.R. 5356 was introduced on May 26, 2016, by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote on July 12, 2016.

Bill Summary

H.R. 5356 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in Coldspring, Texas, as the “E. Marie Youngblood Post Office.”

Background

Eddie Marie Youngblood was a postal worker who was tragically murdered by gunfire on May 17, 2013, while delivering mail along her normal route in Coldspring, Texas. The trial of the man accused of killing her is scheduled tentatively for November 2016, and the Youngblood family is still awaiting justice.[1]

Youngblood was a hard-worker who left behind a loving family. Her oldest son, George Youngblood, Jr., stated, “She put a lot of hard work and dedication into her job at the post office. This [legislation] will give the community something to remember her by.”[2]

This bill would help to honor Mrs. Youngblood’s memory and commitment to the people she diligently served every day delivering mail in Texas. According to the bill’s sponsor, “There is nothing that can bring her back but this can pay tribute to the joy she brought to the world.”[3]

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[1] See Your Houston News’ Article, July 8, 2016.
[2] Id.
[3] Id.

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.