CLAYTON J. SMITH MEMORIAL POST OFFICE BUILDING; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 147
(House of Representatives - November 08, 2005)

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             CLAYTON J. SMITH MEMORIAL POST OFFICE BUILDING

  Mr. WESTMORELAND. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass 
the bill (H.R. 3825) to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 770 Trumbull Drive in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, as the ``Clayton J. Smith Memorial Post Office 
Building''.
  The Clerk read as follows:

                               H.R. 3825

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. CLAYTON J. SMITH MEMORIAL POST OFFICE BUILDING.

       (a) Designation.--The facility of the United States Postal 
     Service located at 770 Trumbull Drive in Pittsburgh, 
     Pennsylvania, shall be known and designated as the ``Clayton 
     J. Smith Memorial Post Office Building''.
       (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, 
     document, paper, or other record of the United States to the 
     facility referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be 
     a reference to the ``Clayton J. Smith Memorial Post Office 
     Building''.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from 
Georgia (Mr. Westmoreland) and the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Davis) 
each will control 20 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Westmoreland).


                             General Leave

  Mr. WESTMORELAND. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all 
Members may have 5 legislative days within which to revise and extend 
their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under 
consideration.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from Georgia?
  There was no objection.
  Mr. WESTMORELAND. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3825 authored by the gentleman 
from Pennsylvania (Mr. Murphy). This bill would designate this post 
office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the Clayton J. Smith Memorial 
Post Office Building.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman 
from Pennsylvania (Mr. Murphy).
  Mr. MURPHY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this 
time.
  The inscription on the front of the James Farley Post Office in New 
York City states the unofficial motto of the United States Postal 
Service: ``neither

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snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the 
swift completion of their appointed rounds.''
  Clayton J. Smith, otherwise known as ``C.J.'' to his friends and 
family, was one of these dependable couriers for the Postal Service. 
For 9 years, Clayton was a diligent letter carrier who worked out of 
the Post Office at Crafton, Pennsylvania. That was until June 23, 2003, 
when he was completing his route near the Crafton-Ingram Shopping 
Center.
  He never finished his route that day. He was shockingly killed in a 
tragic accident. He was only 45 years old.
  Among the family members by whom he was survived include his mother 
Jean Smith and his two sons. We wish his entire family the very best in 
the future and can only empathize how difficult the rebuilding of their 
lives has been over the last 2\1/2\ years.
  It is with great somberness that I urge my colleagues to support this 
legislation. I sincerely hope naming the Post Office at 770 Trumbull 
Drive in Greentree in Clayton Smith's honor will be a meaningful 
tribute to his life, his family, his friends, and his colleagues in the 
Pittsburgh area. In so doing, we not only honor his memory but the 
service of all letter carriers and dedicated employers of the Postal 
Service.
  I appreciate my Pennsylvania colleagues for joining me as cosponsors 
of this legislation to facilitate its advancement and thank the 
distinguished chairman Tom Davis of the Government Reform Committee for 
bringing this bill to the floor today.
  Mr. DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Speaker, as a member of the House Government Reform Committee, I 
am pleased to join my colleague in the consideration of H.R. 3825, 
legislation designating the postal facility in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, after the late Clayton Smith.
  This bill was introduced by the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. 
Murphy) on September 19, 2005, and was unanimously reported by the 
Government Reform Committee on October 20, 2005. H.R. 3825 enjoys the 
support and co-sponsorship of the entire Pennsylvania delegation.
  Clayton Smith was a postal letter carrier who worked at the 
Greentree-Crafton Postal facility for 9 years before he was killed on 
June 23, 2003. Mr. Smith was killed by a stray bullet while taking a 
midday break in the parking lot outside his postal vehicle. For 2 years 
family and friends have marked the anniversary of his death.
  Mr. Speaker, I can think of no better way to acknowledge the 
dedication and work of this postal worker than naming a facility in his 
honor. I urge swift passage.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. WESTMORELAND. Mr. Speaker, I urge all Members to support the 
passage of H.R. 3825, and I yield back the balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion offered by the 
gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Westmoreland) that the House suspend the 
rules and pass the bill, H.R. 3825.
  The question was taken; and (two-thirds having voted in favor 
thereof) the rules were suspended and the bill was passed.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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