H.R. 5612, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the Marine Lance Corporal Squire 'Skip' Wells Post Office Building

H.R. 5612

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the "Marine Lance Corporal Squire 'Skip' Wells Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Rep. Tom Price

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

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On­­­­ Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 5612, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the “Marine Lance Corporal Squire ‘Skip’ Wells Post Office Building,” under suspension of the rules. H.R. 5612 was introduced on July 1, 2016, by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) 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. 5612 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the “Marine Lance Corporal Squire ‘Skip’ Wells Post Office Building.”

Background

A long-time resident of Cobb County in Marietta, Georgia, Lance Corporal Squire Wells attended and graduated from Sprayberry High School in 2012, where he earned the nickname “Skip” by his loving friends and family. After graduating, “Skip” studied history and Georgia Southern University before enlisting in the Marine Corps in 2014. The Wells Family is known for its long tradition of dedicated military service, and Lance Corporal Wells was born with the same resolve and commitment.[1]

Unfortunately, on July 16, 2015, Lance Corporal Wells was one of the five servicemen tragically murdered in a domestic terrorist attack at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 29 years old at the time of the incident. Wells was finishing training at the Naval Reserve Center when the gunman’s attack occurred, and he was last seen running to heroically warn his uninformed colleagues in the Naval Reserve Center.[2]

According to the bill’s sponsor, “He made the ultimate sacrifice and selflessly gave his life to protect his fellow servicemen and country. As we near the one year anniversary of his death, it is my dearest hope that the House of Representatives will pass this legislation to rename this post office in honor of a true American and Georgian hero, so that all future generations may learn of and honor his heroic sacrifice to our nation.”[3]

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[1] See Rep. Price’s Press Release, July 12, 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.