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Ellmers Submits Bill to Name Federal Building after Senator Helms

H.R. 6607 Would Name the Century Post Office in Raleigh as the

"Jesse Helms Federal Building and United States Courthouse"

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Renee Ellmers released the following statement from her office in Washington this afternoon:

"Yesterday evening, I was proud to submit H.R. 6607 - a bill to name the Century Post Office in Raleigh as the 'Jesse Helms Federal Building and United States Courthouse'. Senator Helms was an important advocate and representative of North Carolina throughout his 20 years of service in the United States Senate. This bill will ensure that the work he accomplished for the people of North Carolina will live on and invite future generations to learn about the important work he accomplished for our state and I am proud to sponsor it here in the House of Representatives."

Below is a statement from Mrs. Dorothy Helms, wife of the late Senator Jesse Helms:

"Today, the entire Helms family was deeply touched to learn that Rep. Renee Ellmers (R, N.C.) introduced a House Resolution which will name the historic Century Post Office in Raleigh as the 'Jesse Helms Federal Building and United States Courthouse'.  Jesse’s office was located in that very building for most of his Senate career. He was very proud to have his Senate office in that building on Fayetteville Street — Raleigh’s 'Main Street'.  Jesse was a letter writer throughout his entire life so it's especially meaningful that the building to be named in his honor contains a post office. We are most humbled by Congress’ consideration of this resolution."

Last night, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers submitted H.R. 6607. This bill would designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, North Carolina as the ‘‘Jesse Helms Federal Building and United States Courthouse’’.

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