November 06, 2009

Congressman Higgins, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce House Passage of Bill Naming Orchard Park Post Office for Jack Kemp

Former Congressman and Buffalo Bills Quarterback Recognized

Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving S.1211, a bill naming the U.S. Post Office at 60 School Street in Orchard Park, New York for Jack Kemp.  

"From the Bills ‘wall of fame' to the halls of Congress, Jack Kemp is remembered as a fighter and a leader," said Congressman Higgins. "This tribute at the postal facility in the heart of Bills country is further recognition of Kemp's many contributions to this great community and nation." 

The bill, introduced by Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, was approved by the Senate on August 4, 2009 and will now go to the President for his signature. 

"Jack Kemp was an exemplary public official and an even better person," said Senator Schumer. "He was a great athlete, an honorable and hard working elected official who had a profound effect on Buffalo and the country, and a good friend.  Naming the Orchard Park Post Office is a fitting tribute to a man who devoted a good part of his life to the Western New York community -- first on the football field and later in the halls of Congress. His passion for politics and his lifetime of service has had a huge impact on both Buffalo and the nation."

"Jack Kemp is a Buffalo institution and a true public servant," Senator Gillibrand said. "He delivered for Buffalo families on the field and in Congress. Naming the Orchard Park Post Office after him will honor his legacy in the community he loved and served so well."