Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lawmakers to Rename Section of US 20a "Timothy J. Russert Highway"

Sens. Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton, and Rep. Brian Higgins are sponsoring legislation "to rename the stretch of road that runs near Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills and Russert’s favorite sports team, as the "Timothy J. Russert Highway.""

Said Schumer, "Though he redefined Washington for generations to come, Tim Russert was always—to his very core—Mr. Buffalo. By naming this portion of Route 20a in his honor, we hope that Tim Russert will never be far from the home he loved so dearly."

Below is information on House Resolution 1275 from Thomas.gov.

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H.RES.1275

Title: Honoring the life of Timothy John Russert, Jr., public servant, political analyst, and author.
Sponsor: Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] (introduced 6/17/2008) Cosponsors (89)
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2008 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 - 0 (Roll no. 416).

SUMMARY:

***NONE***

MAJOR ACTIONS:


6/17/2008 Introduced in House
6/17/2008 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 - 0 (Roll no. 416).

TITLE(S): (italics indicate a title for a portion of a bill)

* OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED:
Honoring the life of Timothy John Russert, Jr., public servant, political analyst, and author.

COMMITTEE(S):

Committee/Subcommittee: Activity:
House Oversight and Government Reform Referral

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