S. 1596, A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the "Specialist Joseph W. Riley Post Office Building"

S. 1596

A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the "Specialist Joseph W. Riley Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Sen. Rob Portman

Date
March 1, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the House will consider S. 1596, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the “Specialist Joseph W. Riley Post Office Building,” under suspension of the rules. S. 1596 was introduced on June 17, 2015, by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and passed the Senate by unanimous consent on August 5, 2015.

Bill Summary

S. 1596 designates the United States Postal Service facility located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the “Specialist Joseph W. Riley Post Office Building.”

Background

U.S. Army Specialist Joseph “Joey” W. Riley lost his life on November 24, 2014, while deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.  A Grove City, Ohio native, Joey Riley’s dream was to serve his country.   Specialist Riley fought bravely in Afghanistan, where he made the ultimate sacrifice in Kabul Province at just 27 years old.

Specialist Riley enlisted in the Army in June 2012; he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina in March 2013. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Basic Parachutist.

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently not available.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Huston with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-5539.