An act to designate the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building

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Full title To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building, and for other purposes.
Introduced in 113th United States Congress
Introduced on July 8, 2013
Sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D, DC-0)
Number of Co-Sponsors 0
Agencies affected United States Coast Guard
[H.R. 2611 Legislative history]

H.R. 2611 (long title: To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the "Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building," and for other purposes) is a bill that was introduced into the United States House of Representatives during the 113th United States Congress. The bill would name the new United States Coast Guard building after Douglas Albert Munro.[1]

Signalman First Class Douglas Albert Munro is the only member of the United States Coast Guard to have received the Medal of Honor.[2] The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor awarded in the United States given out for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Munro received it "after succeeding in his assignment, for which he had volunteered, to evacuate a detachment of Marines that had been overwhelmed by the enemy" during World War II.[2]

Provisions of the bill[edit]

H.R. 2611 is a fairly simple, straightforward bill with only two sections. Section one states that "the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia shall be known and designated as the 'Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building'."[3] Section two states that "any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the building referred to in section 1 shall be deemed to be a reference to the 'Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building'."[3]

Procedural history[edit]

H.R. 2611 was introduced into the House by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) on July 8, 2013.[4] It was referred to the United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which held a consideration and mark-up session on July 10, 2013, before ordering the bill reported by a voice vote.[4] House Majority Leader Eric Cantor placed the bill on the House calendar for the week of July 15, 2013.[5] The bill passed the House on July 16, 2013, by 411-0 in Roll Call 356[6][7]

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Notes/References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Keith (July 16, 2013). "House to vote on trio of transportation bills". The Hill. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Norton, Eleanor Holmes. "THE INTRODUCTION OF A BILL TO NAME THE U.S. COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS -- (Extensions of Remarks - July 08, 2013)". Library of Congress. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "H.R. 2611 - Text". United States Congress. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "H.R. 2611 - All Congressional Actions". Library of Congress. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of July 15, 2013". House Majority Leader's Office. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  6. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll356.xml
  7. ^ Kasperowicz, Pete (July 16, 2013). "House votes to streamline small airplane certification rules". The Hill. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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