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Senate Unanimously Approves Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s Bill To Rename Elgin Post Office After Corporal Alex Martinez

November 22, 2019
Press Release
Senator Durbin Led The Push For The Senate To Pass The Bill

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today hailed the unanimous Senate passage of his bill, H.R.1844, to rename the Elgin Post office in honor of Corporal Alex Martinez, an Elgin native and the only individual from the city to lose his life in combat since the terror attack on September 11, 2001. This important bill passed the Senate this week following the House’s unanimous passage of the bill in July and Senator Dick Durbin’s advocacy in support of the measure.

“I’m grateful to see the Senate has unanimously approved my legislation to honor and recognize Corporal Alex Martinez, his loved ones, and the millions of servicemembers who risk all they have to defend our country,” said Congressman Krishnamoorthi. “I’m proud to have partnered with Senator Durbin to push this legislation through the Senate and, as both the House and Senate have passed now passed the bill, the only remaining step is for the President to sign it, renaming the Elgin’s post office after one of its fallen heroes.”

“I was proud to write a letter of support for this bill in the Senate and am glad it has passed. Corporal Martinez and all of our men and women in uniform make extraordinary sacrifices in defense of democracy. We're one step closer to honoring Corporal Martinez’s memory," Senator Durbin said.