S. 1412: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 462 Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts, as the “Officer John Maguire Post Office”

S. 1412

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 462 Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts, as the “Officer John Maguire Post Office”

Date
November 15, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

On Monday, November 14, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider S. 1412 under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  S. 1412 was introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA).  In the House, the bill was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which reported the bill by unanimous consent on November 3, 2011. 

Bill Summary

S. 1412 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 462 Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts, as the “Officer John Maguire Post Office.”

Background

Officer John Maguire, a 34-year veteran of the Woburn, Massachusetts Police Department was shot and killed on December 26, 2010 during the commission of a robbery at a department store.  As multiple suspects fled the scene of the crime, Office Maguire gave chase and was fired upon.  After returning fire, a suspect was shot and killed.  Officer Maguire’s actions led to the apprehension of the remaining suspects.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate for S. 1412 was not available as of press time.