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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Emmer’s second piece of legislation passed off the House Floor. unanimously. This bill would designate the Post Office at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota as the “Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office.”

“Senator Eugene McCarthy is a man who is remembered for shaking up the DC establishment and being a driving force behind the level of civic engagement Minnesotans have today,” said Emmer. “In the year which would have been his 100th birthday, I am proud to have the full Minnesota delegation’s support for dedicating the post office at St. John’s University - the college where McCarthy grew up, studied, and taught - after this great public servant.”

Eugene McCarthy attended and taught at St. John’s University. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1948, became a Senator in 1959 and launched a bid for President in 1968. In 1998, a former U.S. Post Office in downtown St. Paul was named after the late Senator McCarthy until its recent sale. In his honor, St. John’s University established the Eugene J. McCarthy Center, which aims to promote dialogue, civic education, and political engagement in youth following in his footsteps.

This legislation is H.R.4425. Click here to read the full text.

Congressman Emmer represents Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District which includes Collegeville, MN.