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H.R. 3976: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 12711 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Aretha Franklin Post Office Building”.

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Brenda Lawrence

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Jul 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 5, 2020

This bill passed in the House on February 5, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Detroit Metro Times, Bill passed to name Detroit post office after Aretha Franklin, our queen (2/6) We continue to honor our queen because she will always be our queen. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3976, which renamed the post office loca
    — Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14] (Sponsor) on Feb 7, 2020

the daily leader: wednesday, february 5, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Feb 5, 2020

the weekly leader: friday, january 31, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jan 31, 2020

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Jul 25, 2019

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Dec 19, 2019
Considered by House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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Feb 5, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3976 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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