Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Buildingby Representative Darrell E. Issa
Posted on 2013-01-01
ISSA. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill
(S. 3662) to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service
located at 6 Nichols Street in Westminster, Massachusetts, as the
``Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Building''.
The Clerk read the title of the bill.
The text of the bill is as follows: S. 3662 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Designation Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds the following: (1) First Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones volunteered to serve the United States in the Army.
(2) Lieutenant Jones earned his rank, the Army Achievement Medal, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Iraqi Freedom Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the War on Terrorism Badge through his dedication to the highest ideals of the United States.
(3) Lieutenant Jones chose from a young age to generously volunteer his talents to his community, and was recognized with academic, social, and athletic leadership positions throughout his life.
(4) Lieutenant Jones committed himself to excellence in all aspects of his life, including earning a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in civil and environmental engineering.
(5) While earning his engineering degree at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Lieutenant Jones was awarded a Reserve Officers' Training Corps scholarship.
(6) Lieutenant Jones faithfully and expertly led his fellow soldiers as a platoon leader in the Army's First Infantry Division while deployed to Iraq in 2007.
(7) Lieutenant Jones made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States on May 2, 2007, when he was killed in action by an improvised explosive device set by the enemy.
(8) Lieutenant Jones' life of service, courage, and honor was made possible by his dedicated parents, Mr. Kevin Jones and Mrs. Elaine Jones, who reside in Westminster, Massachusetts.
(9) Mr. and Mrs. Jones organized the shipment of supplies to soldiers serving alongside their son, thereby supporting the morale of the members of the Armed Forces.
(10) Before entering combat, Lieutenant Jones made arrangements to ensure that his life insurance policy proceeds would become a scholarship fund to benefit others, a request that Mr. and Mrs. Jones fulfilled.
(11) Lieutenant Jones is remembered by his family, his friends, and the people of the United States as a role model for his fellow citizens to emulate.
(12) Lieutenant Jones' spirit of generosity has been commemorated by organizations ranging from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the Boston Celtics.
(13) It is fitting that the life of Lieutenant Jones should be further memorialized for future generations by naming the post office in Westminster, Massachusetts, in his honor.
SEC. 3. LIEUTENANT RYAN PATRICK JONES POST OFFICE BUILDING.
(a) Designation.--The facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6 Nichols Street in Westminster, Massachusetts, shall be known and designated as the ``Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones 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 ``Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Building''.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from California (Mr. Issa) and the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Connolly) each will control 20 minutes.
The Chair recognizes the gentleman from California.