Dec 3, 2010

Operations Building Renamed For Robert Ball

A press release from Michael Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security:

I am extremely pleased that the United States Senate has joined the House in passing legislation to name the Operations Building at Social Security headquarters in Baltimore as the “Robert M. Ball Federal Building.” Bob Ball was the longest-serving Commissioner of Social Security, and his dedication to the agency and its programs lasted until his death in 2008.

I want to thank Maryland’s two Senators, Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin, for their leadership on this issue. I also thank the Chair of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senator Barbara Boxer, and Ranking Member, Senator James Inhofe, who cleared the bill for Senate passage. I look forward to the President’s signing of the bill.


Anonymous said...

Great that Congress is able to take care of major issue like this and TV commercials being too loud.

The tax cuts and budget just have to wait. LOL

Anonymous said...

"The tax cuts and budget just have to wait. LOL'

Don't forget about unemployment benefits which no reasonable mind would deny. I guess thats why many,perhaps not all,democrats are willing to vote yes.

Anonymous said...

Yes, because the naming of federal buildings; like tax cuts, the budget, and unemployment benefits, takes great time, thought, and debate.