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(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement on post office naming bills in Congress:
“While Congress has not been able to address the major issues of the day such as immigration, health care and welfare reform, they have today continued the time-honored tradition of naming post offices.” Said Grothman. “I have no problem with naming post office boxes after our veterans who have given up so much to help keep us free. It’s a nice remembrance for them and their families and reminds our young people of the huge sacrifices that have been for our country.
However, a tradition has grown in Congress to name post offices after members of Congress. Today, for example, a post office was named after Louise Slaughter, a Congresswoman from New York. I knew Louise. She was a nice, kind woman who was enjoyable to work with.
However, members of Congress are well-compensated and do not risk their lives for our country. I therefore was one of seven Congressmen to vote against this bill. I, along with several colleagues, will continue to push for future post office naming bills to be awarded to the great men and women who have made real sacrifices for our country.”