H.R. 6118: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., in Washington, D.C., as the "Dorothy I. Height Post Office Building"

H.R. 6118

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., in Washington, D.C., as the "Dorothy I. Height Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Date
September 28, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.R. 6118 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) September 14, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.R. 6118 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, in Washington, DC, as the “Dorothy I. Height Post Office Building”.

Background

Dorothy Irene Height was an American administrator, educator, and social activist. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years.  She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

Cost

According to CBO, any costs related to new post office designations, which include the cost of changing the name on the building, signs, and maps, are not significant.