MARVIN GAYE POST OFFICE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 73
(House of Representatives - May 07, 2018)

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                        MARVIN GAYE POST OFFICE

  Mr. RUSSELL. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the 
bill (H.R. 1496) to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 4040 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles, 
California, as the ``Marvin Gaye Post Office'', as amended.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The text of the bill is as follows:

                               H.R. 1496

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. MARVIN GAYE POST OFFICE.

       (a) Designation.--The facility of the United States Postal 
     Service located at 3585 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, 
     California, shall be known and designated as the ``Marvin 
     Gaye Post Office''.
       (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 ``Marvin Gaye Post Office''.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from 
Oklahoma (Mr. Russell) and the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. 
Krishnamoorthi) each will control 20 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Oklahoma.


                             General Leave

  Mr. RUSSELL. 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 Oklahoma?
  There was no objection.
  Mr. RUSSELL. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I am privileged to speak in support of H.R. 1496, as 
amended, introduced by Congresswoman Karen Bass. The bill names the 
United States Post Office at 3585 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, 
California, after Marvin Gaye.
  Marvin Gaye was born in Washington, D.C., in 1939. After serving in 
the United States Air Force, he joined Motown Records and went on to 
compose and record some of the most memorable music in American 
history. His rendition of the national anthem at the 1983 NBA All-Star 
game was an instant classic.
  His life was, tragically, cut short only 4 years later, 1 day before 
his 45th birthday.
  Marvin Gaye was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of 
Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Mr. Gaye's music will endure for 
generations.
  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleagues for their support, and I reserve 
the balance of my time.
  Mr. KRISHNAMOORTHI. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join my colleagues in consideration of 
H.R. 1496, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 3585 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, 
California, as the Marvin Gaye Post Office.
  As Members know, Marvin Gaye is a national treasure. I join my 
colleagues in supporting this designation, and I yield back the balance 
of my time.
  Mr. RUSSELL. Mr. Speaker, I urge adoption of the bill, and I yield 
back the balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion offered by the 
gentleman from Oklahoma (Mr. Russell) that the House suspend the rules 
and pass the bill, H.R. 1496, as amended.
  The question was taken; and (two-thirds being in the affirmative) the 
rules were suspended and the bill, as amended, was passed.
  The title of the bill was amended so as to read: ``A bill to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
3585 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, California, as the `Marvin 
Gaye Post Office'.''.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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