MAURICE D. HINCHEY POST OFFICE BUILDING; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 73
(House of Representatives - May 07, 2018)

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                MAURICE D. HINCHEY POST OFFICE BUILDING

  Mr. RUSSELL. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the 
bill

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(H.R. 4722) to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 111 Market Street in Saugerties, New York, as the 
``Maurice D. Hinchey Post Office Building''.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The text of the bill is as follows:

                               H.R. 4722

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

     SECTION 1. MAURICE D. HINCHEY POST OFFICE BUILDING.

       (a) Designation.--The facility of the United States Postal 
     Service located at 111 Market Street in Saugerties, New York, 
     shall be known and designated as the ``Maurice D. Hinchey 
     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 ``Maurice D. Hinchey Post Office 
     Building''.

  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 
have 5 legislative days 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, it is my privilege to support H.R. 4722, introduced by 
my friend and colleague Mr. Faso. The bill names the United States Post 
Office at 111 Market Street in Saugerties, New York, after Maurice D. 
Hinchey.
  Maurice Hinchey served in the United States Navy and subsequently 
entered a life of public service. He started his political career in 
1975 as a State assemblyman and served for nine terms until he was 
elected to the United States Congress.
  He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 10 terms. I thank 
my colleagues for supporting the effort to name a post office after 
Maurice Hinchey, who spent his life serving his country and community. 
I look forward to hearing more about Maurice Hinchey from the sponsor 
of the bill, Congressman Faso, in a few minutes, 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. 4722, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 111 Market Street as Maurice D. Hinchey Post Office 
Building.
  For two decades, Maurice Hinchey served in this Chamber representing 
New York's 22nd Congressional District after beginning his political 
career 4 years earlier as a State assemblyman. Representative Hinchey 
was a strong advocate for the environment, conducting an investigation 
into the Love Canal toxic waste site in New York and leading the charge 
that passed the Nation's first regulations related to acid rain.
  Throughout his career, he fought for the preservation of the Hudson 
River, and worked to better the lives of his constituents through his 
focus on agriculture, economic development, and veterans' issues.
  Mr. Speaker, we should pass this bill to recognize the contributions 
Maurice Hinchey made to this House and to the lives of those he 
represented here. I urge the passage of H.R. 4722, and I reserve the 
balance of my time.
  Mr. RUSSELL. Mr. Speaker, it is now my privilege to yield such time 
as he may consume to the gentleman from New York (Mr. Faso), my friend 
and colleague and the sponsor of this bill.
  Mr. FASO. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague, the gentleman from 
Oklahoma, and my colleague, the gentleman from Illinois, as well, for 
their fine comments in relation to this legislation.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer support for H.R. 4722, a bill to 
designate the postal facility at 111 Market Street in Saugerties, New 
York, as the Maurice D. Hinchey Post Office Building.
  Congressman Hinchey was a lifelong New Yorker and a true public 
servant. He passed away in his home in Saugerties, New York, on 
November 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Ilene Marder, and his 
three adult children.
  He is fondly remembered as a staunch advocate for what he believed, 
including care for our military veterans and the environment through 
his support of the Clean Air Act and the Hudson River Valley National 
Heritage Area, among many other accomplishments.
  The week of his passing, I took to the House floor with the entire 
New York delegation to mourn the death of our colleague. Today, I stand 
here with this legislation as a token of remembrance for a father, a 
husband, a veteran, and a distinguished Member of this House who was 
dedicated to his constituents and all the people of our Nation.
  Mr. Hinchey served 3 years in the U.S. Navy, 18 years in the New York 
State Assembly, and 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, 
during which time he represented a broad swath of New York State from 
the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains over to the southern tier 
of our State as well.
  Mr. Speaker, I am privileged to have served 6 years in the New York 
State Assembly with Mr. Hinchey, and I am also honored to represent 
many of the same areas of upstate New York here in Congress as Maurice 
Hinchey did. I am joined by 27 bipartisan cosponsors, including the 
entire New York congressional delegation, to offer this bill.
  Mr. Speaker, I especially want to thank Liam Fitzsimmons, who served 
on the staff of Congressman Hinchey as well as on the staff of the late 
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Congresswoman Slaughter assisted and 
was a colead on this legislation, and I know she would be pleased by 
the House passage today of this bill.
  Mr. KRISHNAMOORTHI. Mr. Speaker, I have no further speakers. I urge 
the passage of H.R. 4722, 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. 4722.
  The question was taken; and (two-thirds being in the affirmative) the 
rules were suspended and the bill was passed.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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