CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, September 26, 2016, the House will likely consider the House Amendment to S. 2754, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the “Tom Stagg Federal Building and United States Courthouse,” under suspension of the rules. S. 2754 was introduced on April 6, 2016, by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and passed the Senate by unanimous consent in the Senate on September 15, 2016.
The House Amendment to S. 2754 designates the facility of the United States Courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the “Tom Stagg Federal Building and United States Courthouse.” The House amendment is identical to the text of the Senate bill, but does not include the “Findings” section.
Tom Stagg was a Shreveport, Louisiana native who served as a judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, as an appointment of President Richard Nixon. Tom Stagg held “senior status for the last twenty three years of his time on the bench. He served as a district judge from 1974 until his death in June 2015 of a long illness. On his 30th anniversary of federal service, he received the Louisiana State University Distinguished Alumnus Award. During his time serving as a judge, he was also active in the business community, serving as vice-president to King Hardware Company and President to Abe Meyer Corporation. Before being appointed to the bench, Stagg also ran for Louisiana attorney general and served as the Republican National Committeeman from Louisiana, a member of the executive committee of the Republican National Committee, and a five-time delegate to GOP national conventions.
A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate for this bill is currently unavailable.
For questions or further information please contact John Huston with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-5539.