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Senator Inhofe Praises Naming of Courthouse After Senator Kit Bond

Washington D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed the passage in the EPW business meeting of S.846, a bill that designates the United States Courthouse located at 80 Lafayette Street in Jefferson City, Missouri, as the Christopher S. (Kit) Bond United States Courthouse.  The bill now awaits consideration on the Senate Floor.

"I am pleased that the EPW Committee has agreed to name this new Federal Courthouse in Jefferson City, Missouri, after our former colleague and good friend, Senator Kit Bond," Senator Inhofe said.  "Kit was a vibrant member of this committee and a fierce advocate for the people of Missouri.   He began his public service as a State Auditor and became the youngest Governor in the state's history (and the first Republican Governor in 28 years) before he was elected to the Senate where he served for 24 years.  This honor is very fitting and well deserved."