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MAJOR OWENS POST OFFICE BILL PASSES THROUGH COMMITTEE

MAJOR OWENS POST OFFICE BILL PASSES THROUGH COMMITTEE

WASHINGTON, DC— Yesterday, legislation renaming the United States Postal Service Office located at 1234 St. Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York to commemorate former Congressman Major Robert Odell Owens passed unanimously through the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the United States House of Representatives.

“This legislation is just one way we can pay tribute to Major Owens who spent over two decades selflessly serving the people of Brooklyn,” Clarke said.

Owens served New Yorkers for thirty-two years, first in the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1982, and then succeeding Shirley Chisholm as the Representative for New York’s 11th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

During his time in Congress, Owens was a fierce advocate for education, gun control, and equal rights. Owens retired in 2007.

The bill now awaits action from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs before its final passage.

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