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  • Fiscal Cliff Looming, Senate Still Finds Time to Name Post Offices

    The country is poised to go over the “fiscal cliff” if Congress fails to act on impending tax hikes and sequestration cuts by December 31. All parties agree the results would be disastrous.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made clear on Thursday that he will not bring a bill to the floor to avert the cliff, and challenged Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to send legislation to the Senate.

    But Reid’s chamber did find time Thursday evening to conduct other, more mundane business – specifically, naming seven post offices and a section of the Internal Revenue Code.

    The Senate passed eight bills to that effect by unanimous consent on Thursday.

    • H.R.2338 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 Florida Avenue in Cocoa, Florida, as the “Harry T. and Harriette Moore Post Office”;
    • H.R.3892 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8771 Auburn Folsom Road in Roseville, California, as the “Lance Corporal Victor A. Dew Post Office”;
    • H.R.3869 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 East Capitol Avenue in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the “Sidney ‘Sid’ Sanders McMath Post Office Building”;
    • H.R.4389 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 19 East Merced Street in Fowler, California, as the “Cecil E. Bolt Post Office”;
    • H.R.6260 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 211 Hope Street in Mountain View, California, as the “Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office”;
    • H.R.6379 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6239 Savannah Highway in Ravenel, South Carolina, as the “Representative Curtis B. Inabinett, Sr. Post Office”; and
    • H.R.6587 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 Simi Village Drive in Simi Valley, California, as the “Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building”;
    • S. 3667 – Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA; [Names section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code after the retiring Texas Senator.]
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