Press Release

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

Nov 6, 2009

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.” 

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

“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

“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.”