H.R. 5591, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the “Zapata Veterans Post Office”

H.R. 5591

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the “Zapata Veterans Post Office”

Sponsor
Rep. Henry Cuellar

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

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On­­­­ Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 5591, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the “Zapata Veterans Post Office,” under suspension of the rules. H.R. 5591 was introduced on June 28, 2016, by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent on September 15, 2016.

Bill Summary

H.R. 5591 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the “Zapata Veterans Post Office.”

Background

According to the bill’s sponsor, Zapata County in Texas has a long and dedicated history of men and women serving honorably in the defense of the United States. The bill’s sponsor has commemorated the Texas community’s sacrifices in many ways, and most recently on Memorial Day, the bill’s sponsor presented 6 flags flown over the Capitol for 6 Zapata-raised brothers from the Trevino Family in recognition of their willingness to serve our nation during World War II. Together, the six brothers served a total of fifteen and a half years and all were honorably discharged and able to return to their homes in Zapata.[1]

This family’s commitment to protecting our country from threats abroad is just one of the many examples of bravery and service that has originated from the Zapata community. Devoted mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, and hard-working Americans from Zapata County continue to serve in our nation’s armed forces. Renaming this post office would help to further honor the memory and sacrifice of all the courageous men and women of the Zapata veteran community on behalf of the United States.

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[1] See Rep. Cuellar’s Press Release, May 25, 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.