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house Bill H.R. 2223

Renaming a Post Office in Munising, Michigan After a Two-Gold Star Mother

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  • EnactedDecember 16th, 2014
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed December 8th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed July 14th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJune 3rd, 2013

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What is House Bill H.R. 2223?

This bill would rename the post office at 220 Elm Ave. in Munising, Michigan the "Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building." Elizabeth Kinnunen was a Finnish immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1903. She and her husband set up a boarding house in Michigan for timber workers and miners in the Marquette area. Her sons, Eiso and Raymond Kinnunen, were both killed while serving their country, one in World War II, the other during the Korean War. As a result of their deaths, Mrs. Kinnunen earned "the unfortunate distinction" as a two-gold star mother.

Sponsoring Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) said of his attempts to honor Mrs. Kinnunen:

"As an upstanding citizen and devoted two gold-star mother, Mrs. Kinnunen undoubtedly earned this designation. Naming this post office will be a great way for the community of Munising to celebrate her life and accomplishments."

Cost of House Bill H.R. 2223

No significant impact on the federal budget.

Official Title

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 Elm Avenue in Munising, Michigan, as the "Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building".

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