Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Applauds Senate Committee Action on Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office Bill

September 26, 2018
Press Release
Process for renaming Autumn Avenue facility clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) applauded today’s Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee passage of his bill to rename the facility at 1325 Autumn Avenue as “The Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office.” The Senate committee’s action clears the way for consideration by the full Senate.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m grateful to the Senate committee for approving legislation to name the Autumn Avenue post office for Civil Rights pioneer, lawyer and jurist Russell B. Sugarmon. There is no one more deserving of this honor, and I appreciate the Senate’s recognition of Judge Sugarmon’s stature in our community and around the country with this vote. I look forward to final passage in the Senate and seeing the measure signed into law.”

The House passed the Sugarmon post office bill on September 13, 2018.