Congress, White House join to enact bipartisan postal legislation- 12 POs get new names!

Who says we have a gridlocked, do nothing Congress? Before leaving Washington for their well-deserved August vacation, your representatives passed and sent to the President sweeping postal reform legislation. Well, it wasn’t exactly sweeping, and all it “reformed” was the names of twelve post offices. But still! No wonder they need a month off!

H.R. 4602 / Public Law No. 111-355

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1332 Sharon Copley Road in Sharon Center, Ohio, as the “Emil Bolas Post Office”

H.R. 5133 / Public Law No. 111-359

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 331 1st Street in Carlstadt, New Jersey, as the “Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill and Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz Post Office Building”

H.R. 5605 / Public Law No. 111-361

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 47 East Fayette Street in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, as the “George C. Marshall Post Office”

H.R. 5606 / Public Law No. 111-362

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 47 South 7th Street in Indiana, Pennsylvania, as the “James M. ‘Jimmy’ Stewart Post Office Building”

H.R. 5655 / Public Law No. 111-363

To designate the Little River Branch facility of the United States Postal Service located at 140 NE 84th Street in Miami, Florida, as the “Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Post Office”

H.R. 5877 / Public Law No. 111-365

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 655 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, as the “Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo, United States Marine Corps Post Office Building”

H.R. 6392 / Public Law No. 111-367

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5003 Westfields Boulevard in Centreville, Virginia, as the “Colonel George Juskalian Post Office Building”

H.R. 6400 / Public Law No. 111-368

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 111 North 6th Street in St. Louis, Missouri, as the “Earl Wilson, Jr. Post Office”

S. 3592 / Public Law No. 111-379

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Commerce Drive in Tyrone, Georgia, as the “First Lieutenant Robert Wilson Collins Post Office Building”

H.R. 793 / Public Law No. 112-15

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 12781 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Inverness, California, as the “Specialist Jake Robert Velloza Post Office”

S. 349 / Public Law No. 112-22

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4865 Tallmadge Road in Rootstown, Ohio, as the “Marine Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray Post Office”

S. 655 / Public Law No. 112-23

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 95 Dogwood Street in Cary, Mississippi, as the “Spencer Byrd Powers, Jr. Post Office”

  • soontogo

    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at l’enfant plaza as the FEDX/UPS Post Office”

  • lostmechanic

    next will be the annocement that all these newly named PO’s will be closed due to lack of money, (leadership)

  • utvols56

    Why not just sell names of Post Offices like they do for stadiums!!

  • Buck Wheat

    utvols56…. I like how you think.

  • Gruntled

    I work at a post office of interest.

  • short timer

    Much better to rename Post Offices than to pass laws to further destroy what’s left of our country.

  • jimbo

    the end of our country is near
    what morons

  • Francis

    If this time and effort is spent on coomon items both parties have in common like 5 day delivery is spent, we would have saved some expenses. I like the of private organization sponsored postal office buildings and thereby we earn revenue. Like we have baseball stadiums or hotels. We can put a free billboard advertising them in return.

  • Francis

    I am talking about Carper and Issa Bills that have these items.(Allows for Five Day,
    Provides more flexibility to close POs) in common to pass quickly. It is common items in both bills. It should be easy to pass and will be bi-partisan.
    Win-Win for all and even people will like congress too. it is about saving business and jobs. Get it done leaders.

  • Francis

    I also understand these namings were honorary as it respect the leaders who served our country. It is time well spent. Not everything should be calculated in terms of monetary terms. Lets give some credit and not jump to conclusion but also help to pass the bills that do not affect Postal viability and sustainability.

  • brian

    Francis- your suggestion that Congress could easily pass the items that are common to both the Issa and Carper bills shows that you don’t understand how Congress works. Quick example- Democrats and republicans both agreed that the Bush tax cuts for the middle class should be extended. Did they pass that and agree to disagree about the rest? Of course not! The Republicans demanded cuts for the rich, or they would block cuts for the middle class. The debt ceiling “crisis” was more of the same. And your suggestion that naming post offices is “time well spent” by Congress is utter nonsense.