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Bills renaming Louisiana post offices clear U.S. House

Post office at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East (Source: WVUE) Post office at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East (Source: WVUE)
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Two bills that would rename post offices in the New Orleans metro area have been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana, sponsored both pieces of legislation.

H.R. 2458 would change the name of the post office at 5351 Lapalco Blvd in Marrero as the Lionel R. Collins, Sr. Post Office Building.

“Judge Collins was a pioneering civil rights advocate who dedicated his life to making Louisiana a more just and equal state,” Rep. Richmond said in a statement. “He was not only the first African-American elected to public office in Jefferson Parish. He was a talented and passionate lawyer who led numerous cases overturning ‘whites only’ jobs and unequal pay for African-Americans.”

H.R. 3082 changes the name of the post office at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East to the Daryle Holloway Post Office Building.

“Officer Daryle Holloway, who was killed in the line of duty, was beloved in New Orleans and a model for community policing,” Richmond said. “Daryle was a father of three, a 22-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department, and a tireless servant of the New Orleans community. He was most proud of his work with children in the Cops for Kids summer camps, which help develop relationships between police, youth, and their families.”

The House passed both bills on Tuesday.

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