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UPDATE ON SOMBROTTO POST OFFICE DESIGNATION

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was scheduled to take up a package of postal designation bills on Wednesday, including H.R. 2291, which was introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) last year to designate the New York City Post Office located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York City as the "Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office,” in honor of the NALC’s long-serving national president, who died in 2013.

Unfortunately, the committee ran out of time during its full business meeting and did not take up the measure. But the NALC fully expects that the measure will be taken up when the committee schedules its next business meeting, and that it will pass with no objections. UPDATE: The committee, by unanimous consent, has approved the measure. It will next be sent on to the full House for its expected approval; such legislation is typically tacked on to other measures being voted on by the House.

Following House passage, the bill would be slated for Senate committee consideration and follow the same trajectory for Senate passage.

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