S. 179, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, NW, in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the "James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office Building"

S. 179

a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, NW, in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the "James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Committee
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Date
July 13, 2015 (114th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, July 13, 2015, the House will consider S. 179, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, NW, in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office Building,” under suspension of the rules.  S. 179 was introduced on January 13, 2015, by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).  The Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent on May 11, 2015.

Bill Summary

S. 179 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, NW, in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office Building.”

Background

James Oberstar represented Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District from 1975 to 2011.  Representative Oberstar, who was the longest-serving congressman in the state’s history, chaired the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure from 2007 through 2010.  Mr. Oberstar died on May 3, 2014.[1]

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[1] See Washington Post—“Minnesota congressman Jim Oberstar dies at 79,” May 3, 2014.

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact Jerry White with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 5-0190.