H.R. 5676, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6300 N. Northwest Highway in Chicago, Illinois, as the “Officer Joseph P. Cali Post Office Building”

H.R. 5676

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6300 N. Northwest Highway in Chicago, Illinois, as the “Officer Joseph P. Cali Post Office Building”

Sponsor
Rep. Mike Quigley

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

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On­­­­ Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 5676, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6300 N. Northwest Highway in Chicago, Illinois, as the “Officer Joseph P. Cali Post Office Building,” under suspension of the rules. H.R. 5676 was introduced on July 7, 2016, by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) 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. 5676 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6300 N. Northwest Highway in Chicago, Illinois, as the “Officer Joseph P. Cali Post Office Building.”

Background

Over 40 years ago, on the evening of May 19, 1975, Officer Joseph P. Cali was shot in the head and murdered in cold blood by a sniper while writing a citation on West Lake Street. Cali was a 41st Ward Resident and he was survived by his wife, Neva, and two young daughters, Jennifer and Carolyn. Sadly, Officer Cali was only 31 years old at the time of his passing.[1]

In addition to serving his country during the Vietnam War, Officer Cali was a two-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. According to the bill’s sponsor, “He was murdered in cold blood, leaving behind his wife and two young daughters who were forced to grow up with only memories of their dad. I wish we could do more, but hopefully we will see this bill passed through the House and Senate, so that this Post Office can stand in Officer Cali’s name and memorialize the dedication and sacrifice he made for the City of Chicago.”[2]

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[1] See Rep. Quigley’s Press Release, July 7, 2016.
[2] 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.