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Scalise Praises Luke Letlow Post Office Naming

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Today, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 7423, legislation authored by House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.), which designates the United States Postal Service (USPS) facility located in Rayville, Louisiana as the "Luke Letlow Post Office Building.” Leader Scalise spoke on the House Floor in support of it yesterday and voted for its passage today. 

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Excerpt of Leader Scalise's remarks:

“It's Luke's story that we're here to celebrate today and ultimately which will live on at the Luke Letlow Post Office in Rayville. 


“The legacy that I think we all really remember of Luke here is that of a public servant. When you hear all of the things that he did in his life, he was somebody who just wanted to serve other people, and he did it so well. I think the hardest part for me is, after he had gotten elected, we talked a lot because he was so eager to get ready for this new role, this new career, to come up to Congress and do something that he thought about doing for so long – a role he had played, helping so many other people who served in Congress. But now this was the time where he was going to start his new career. 


“I tell you, for Julia, we're all so proud of you and just the strength that you've shown in these years since. We call Julia our ‘Steel Magnolia’ because she has represented the family incredibly well, and she has represented Luke's legacy incredibly well. Because while he never got the opportunity to serve himself as a Member of Congress, he served. He served the state of Louisiana. He served the United States of America in so many different roles. I consider him a colleague because we talked about what that would be like so much. I just think this is one way we can pay tribute to Luke's legacy of service, to name this post office. So that people, when they're carrying out their daily chores and going to check their mail or send an important note to somebody, they can just look up and think about what Luke meant and what they meant to Luke because he really did care about the people that ultimately he worked for and that he was going to represent in Congress. 

“With that, I think on behalf of the whole delegation, and I know others are going to be speaking as well, but the legacy of Luke Letlow will shine on for a long, long time. But it's what he represented in that spirit, that just strong, positive energy every single day to ‘win the day’ is what I will always remember about Luke Letlow. I urge all of my colleagues to pass this bill and look forward to that ceremony where we get to truly be in front of the whole family, paying tribute to a man who lived a life of public service.”