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  • Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. Post Office Building

    by Representative Darrell E. Issa

    Posted on 2014-11-17

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    ISSA. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 5142) to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Jackson Street in Rich Square, North Carolina, as the ``Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. Post Office Building''.



    The Clerk read the title of the bill.

    The text of the bill is as follows: H.R. 5142 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. CHIEF JOSEPH E. WHITE, JR. POST OFFICE BUILDING.

    (a) Designation.--The facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Jackson Street in Rich Square, North Carolina, shall be known and designated as the ``Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. Post Office Building''.

    (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the facility referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. Post Office Building''.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from California (Mr. Issa) and the gentleman from Vermont (Mr. Welch) each will control 20 minutes.

    The Chair recognizes the gentleman from California.

    General Leave Mr. ISSA. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from California? There was no objection.

    Mr. ISSA. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise in support of H.R. 5142, which was introduced by the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Butterfield). The bill would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Jackson Street in Rich Square, North Carolina, as the Chief Joseph E. White, Jr. Post Office Building.

    Rich Square Police Chief White served in law enforcement for over 30 years. Tragically, Chief White was shot and killed with his own .45- caliber service revolver on July 16, 2000, while investigating a possible gas drive-off or gas station runaway at a local gas station. He was shot after he stopped the vehicle which was wanted in connection with the incident. He is survived by his wife and several of his grown children and grandchildren.

    Mr. Speaker, Chief White made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We owe a large debt of gratitude for his many years of service. The community and the entire North Carolina delegation support this naming. I support and recommend passage of H.R. 5142.

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