CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 6138, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 560 East Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, California, as the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion “Seabees” Fallen Heroes Post Office Building, under suspension of the rules. H.R. 6138 was introduced on September 22, 2016, by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent on November 16, 2016.
H.R. 6138 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 560 East Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, California, as the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion “Seabees” Fallen Heroes Post Office Building.
For over 70 years, the U.S. Navy’s “Seabees” have diligently served the United States Armed Forces in times of both war and peace. Specifically, during World War II, more than 250,000 Seabees passed through the Naval Construction Battalion Center at Port Hueneme on their journey to and return from the Pacific front. Furthermore, the Seabees have served in critical roles during the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq War, and in Afghanistan – building bases, roadways, airstrips, and other critical service infrastructure projects. Not only have they served, but many of these service members have sacrificed their lives performing these roles in the line of duty.
“Naval Base Ventura County is the west coast home of the Seabees and supports the training and mobilization requirements for more than 2,600 active-duty personnel, “ according to the bill’s sponsor. “As the proud representative of Naval Base Ventura County and our Seabees, it is my hope that this post office building can be renamed to honor these heroes and their loyal service to our nation.
A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate for this bill is currently unavailable.
For questions or further information please contact John Wilson with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-1811.