HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » House votes to name a fed...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:54 PM

House votes to name a fed building after Tip O'Neill

WASHINGTON (AP) The House has voted to name a federal building after Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, the Massachusetts Democrat who served as Speaker from 1977 to 1987.

The legislation was sponsored by current Speaker John Boehner and his predecessor as Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

The building that will bear O'Neill's name is located just southwest of the Capitol, adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford House Office Building and the Hubert H. Humphrey Building that houses the Department of Health and Human Services.

O'Neill represented his Boston-area district from 1953-1987. As speaker, the liberal Democrat is remembered for his quote "all politics is local" and for his ability to work with the conservative President Ronald Reagan. The centennial of his birth is on Dec. 9. He died in 1994.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/house-votes-name-building-after-tip-oneill

2 replies, 310 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply House votes to name a fed building after Tip O'Neill (Original post)
The Straight Story Nov 2012 OP
Liberal Veteran Nov 2012 #1
winstars Nov 2012 #2

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:55 PM

1. Yay! The House is finally working on important business.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:03 PM

2. Tweety will be happy today, as he should be having worked with Tip...

Not to really compare the two but he does mentions his time with Tip often, opposed to Joey Scar who mentions "his time in Congress" in each paragraph he says. But Tweety was in the Peace Corp too so thats cool with me...

At least Tweety did not have an intern found dead in his office though...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread