Naming Post Offices Through Legislation

Naming Post Offices Through Legislation

Date: July 3, 2003
Creator: Stevens, Nye
Description: This report describes how the practice of naming post offices through public law originated and how it is commonly done today. House and Senate practices for approving such legislation, and procedures followed by the U.S. Postal Service in organizing a dedication ceremony, are also described.
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Naming Post Offices Through Legislation

Naming Post Offices Through Legislation

Date: January 13, 2005
Creator: Stevens, Nye
Description: This report describes how the practice of naming post offices through public law originated and how it is commonly done today. House and Senate practices for approving legislation and procedures followed by the U.S. Postal Service in organizing a dedication ceremony, are also described. An increasingly common form of legislation is the naming of post offices for former Members of Congress or other figures of local or national renown. About one in six public laws passed by the 108th Congress was a post office naming bill approved under suspension of the rules. Unanimity of a state's congressional delegation is required for the movement of naming bills to the floor of the House or Senate. The costs of dedicating a post office in the name of an individual are modest, and this action results in no change in public identification of the facility by its geographic location.
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Naming Post Offices Through Legislation

Naming Post Offices Through Legislation

Date: September 29, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Naming Post Office Through Legislation

Naming Post Office Through Legislation

Date: March 19, 2007
Creator: unknown
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Naming Post Offices Through Legislation

Naming Post Offices Through Legislation

Date: January 13, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department