Government affairs

Legislative Updates

One hurdle remains for Sombrotto Post Office naming

Today, the Senate approved H.R. 2291, the bill to rename Manhattan’s Grand Central Station Post Office after former NALC President Vincent R. Sombrotto.

Earlier this week, the bill handily passed the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs (HSGAC) as well.

Following the House’s approval of the measure in early July, HSGAC took swift action after it received a joint letter from New York Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). “Naming this post office after Vincent Sombrotto would be a fitting tribute to honor his memory,” the letter said. “We are proud to offer our support for this bill.”

“With so many legislative fights on our hands,” President Rolando said, “it’s refreshing to see that Congress can put together so much momentum to honor an extraordinary leader like Vince.”

The final hurdle will be for President Obama sign the bill into law. Stay tuned…

Return to Legislative Updates

NALC MEMBER APP

The free NALC Member App for iPhones and Android smartphones provides convenient access to information about issues affecting active and retired letter carriers and USPS, plus customizable push notification alerts.

Click to download