H.R. 789: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Main Street in Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the "Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton Post Office.”

H.R. 789

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Main Street in Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the "Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton Post Office.”

Date
July 29, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 789 under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  H.R. 789 was introduced by Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ) on February 17, 2011, and referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Bill Summary

This legislation would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Main Street in Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the "Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton Post Office.”

Background

Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton, United States Marine Corps, a native of Little Ferry, NJ, died on May 6, 2006 of wounds received in an enemy suicide attack in Anbar Province, Iraq.  Sergeant Fenton, an avid poker player and Yankees and Giants fan, was serving with the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division out of Fort Devens, MA.  He was 24 years old.

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.