Murphy, North Carolina Congressional Delegation Send Letter Requesting Senate Passage of Walter B. Jones, Jr. Post Office Legislation
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, November 13, 2020 Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) led a letter signed by the entire North Carolina Congressional delegation to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. The letter requests the Senate pass H.R. 5037, which was introduced by Murphy. The bill would rename the post office in Farmville, North Carolina after Murphy’s predecessor, the late Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. Farmville was Congressman Jones’s hometown. The low-cost bill passed the House on February 5, 2020 but has yet to pass the Senate.
Murphy released the following statement:
“Congressman Jones was not only my predecessor, he was also my friend and mentor. I thought it altogether fitting to introduce my first piece of legislation as a Member of Congress in his honor. I thank my North Carolina colleagues for unanimously supporting this effort.
“With the 116th Congress quickly ending in early January, it is important for this bill to pass through the Senate and be signed by the president soon. If it is not passed in time, we will have to begin the process again in the House of Representatives during the next Congress. It is my hope that the Senate will quickly pass this legislation to honor a longtime representative of eastern North Carolinians. Such a bipartisan effort has sat idly by for far too long,” said Murphy.
The text of the letter can be found here.