H.R. 774: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 46-02 21st Street in Long Island City, New York, as the "Geraldine Ferraro Post Office Building"

H.R. 774

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 46-02 21st Street in Long Island City, New York, as the "Geraldine Ferraro Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney

Date
May 5, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H.R. 774 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) on January 28, 2009. 

 

 

Bill Summary

H.R. 774 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 46-02 21st Street in Long Island City, New York, as the "Geraldine Ferraro Post Office Building."

 

 

Background

In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman nominated by a major political party as its candidate for Vice President of the United States.  Prior to her political career, she was a teacher and attorney, serving in the New York State's District Attorney Office.  She served in Congress from 1979 to 1985.