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Press Release: Foster’s Bill to Name Aurora Post Office after Ken Christy Passes Senate, Will Go to President Obama for His Signature

Jul 8, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that his legislation to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 525 N. Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building has been passed by both Houses of Congress.

Ken Christy passed away suddenly on March 26, 2016. Christy spent over 35 years as a letter carrier for the Aurora Post Office, served as Aurora Township Clerk, and as president of the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers.

Congressman Foster introduced H.R. 4960 to honor Christy in April and quickly received the support of the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation. In June, the bill was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives. Last night, under the leadership of Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the bill was passed by the Senate in similar fashion.

“Ken was a generous and loyal friend, husband, father, and grandfather. He dedicated his life to advocacy on behalf of his fellow letter carriers and citizens,” Foster said. “I am pleased that legislation to honor his legacy has passed Congress and is ready to be signed into law.”

"This past March I lost a good friend, and Illinois lost a champion for working men and women," said Durbin. "Naming a post office in Aurora after Ken Christy is a fitting tribute to his record of service in his hometown.  I am proud to join my colleagues in both the House and Senate in recognizing this dedicated public servant and his contribution to Illinois."

H.R. 4960 will now go to the White House for President Obama’s signature.