H.R. 6633: To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse"

H.R. 6633

To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse"

Sponsor
Rep. Ralph Hall

Date
December 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6633 under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) on December 5, 2012, and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Bill Summary

H.R. 6633 would designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse."

Background

Paul Neely Brown was born in 1926 in Grayson County, Texas. He received his law degree in 1950 from the University of Texas. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. After he was discharged, he returned to Sherman, Texas, and began his law practice. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1953-1959, and U.S. District Attorney from 1959-1961. On September 11, 1985, he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He assumed senior status on April 1, 2001, serving until 2006. He passed away on November 26, 2012.

Cost

A CBO score of H.R. 6633 was not available as of press time.