H.R. 78, Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the "George Thomas 'Mickey' Leland Post Office Building"

H.R. 78

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the "George Thomas 'Mickey' Leland Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee

Date
September 8, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, September 8, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 78, a bill designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the “George Thomas ‘Mickey’ Leland Post Office Building,” under a suspension of the rules. H.R. 78 was introduced on January 3, 2013 by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2819 designates the U.S. Postal Service facility located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the “George Thomas ‘Mickey’ Leland Post Office Building.”

Background

George Thomas “Mickey” Leland was a notable anti-poverty and anti-hunger activist. He served six years as a Texas state legislator, six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (serving in the 18th Congressional District of Texas), and as a Democratic National Committee Official.[1] During his tenure, he served as Chairman of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the Select Committee on Hunger.[2] Leland was killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia in 1989, while on a relief mission to a refugee camp.

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[1] http://www.uh.edu/class/hcpp/interns/leland-fellows/bio-mickey-leland.php
[2] Id.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable. However, no cost is expected.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.