S. 885, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the "Thaddeus Stevens Post Office"

S. 885

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the "Thaddeus Stevens Post Office"

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Date
November 17, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, November 17, 2014, the House will consider S. 885, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the “Thaddeus Stevens Post Office,” under a suspension of the rules.  S. 885 was introduced on May 7, 2013 by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and passed in the Senate by unanimous consent.  The bill was then referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Bill Summary

S. 885 designates a U.S. Post Office facility located in Danville, Vermont as the “Thaddeus Stevens Post Office.”

Background

Thaddeus Stevens was born in Danville, Vermont on April 4, 1792.[1]  Stevens rose to prominence as a member of Congress from Pennsylvania, where he became an important advocate for abolition.[2]  Stevens served as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and was instrumental in the effort to fund the Civil War.  He also served as the primary architect of Reconstruction in the South.[3]  Stevens died on August 11, 1868.

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[1] http://www.sanders.senate.gov/vermont/special-honors-for-vermont-native-thaddeus-stevens
[2] See Id.
[3] See Id.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable, but no cost is expected.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.