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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Obama approves new federal building names

By Ed O'Keefe

While he eagerly awaits the passage of tax cut and spending legislation, President Obama took some time out of his busy schedule to sign legislation that renames several federal buildings.

The president signed off on seven bills Tuesday that rename federal facilities in six states. He also approved a measure that directs the government's main landlord agency, the General Services Administration, to better train and certify the folks who run the buildings.

Here's the breakdown, per a White House announcement:

On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, the President signed into law:

H.R. 4387, which designates the Federal building in Pensacola, Florida, as the Winston E. Arnow Federal Building.

H.R. 5651, which designates the Federal building and United States courthouse in Rapid City, South Dakota, as the Andrew W. Bogue Federal Building and United States Courthouse.

H.R. 5706, which designates the building occupied by the Government Printing Office in Pueblo, Colorado, as the Frank Evans Government Printing Office Building.

H.R. 5773, which designates the Federal building in Baltimore, Maryland, commonly known as the Social Security Administration Operations Building, as the Robert M. Ball Federal Building.

H.R. 5758, which designate the facility of the United States Postal Service in Fall River, Massachusetts, as the Sergeant Robert Barrett Post Office Building.

H.R. 6237, which designates the facility of the United States Postal Service in Napa, California, as the Tom Kongsgaard Post Office Building.

H.R. 6387, which designates the facility of the United States Postal Service in Eureka, California, as the Sam Sacco Post Office Building.

Obama also signed the "Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010," which will allow GSA to better train personnel on how to make government buildings more energy efficient.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | December 15, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
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I am sure all the federal employees whose wages have been frozen appreciate the money that will be spent rebadging those facilities, not to mention the attendant pomp and circumstance sure to present at the ceremonies.

Posted by: RCFriedman | December 15, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Yet Congress still can't pass a budget.

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