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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today praised the passage of three courthouse naming bills in the U.S. Senate, two of which were reported out of the Senate EPW Committee in April. 

"I am pleased with the bipartisan support and passage of these three bills, two of which are from the Environment and Public Works Committee.  S. 261 honors Judge Holloway, a World War II veteran born in my home state of Oklahoma, who faithfully served as a federal judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the tenth circuit.  The longest serving judge on the tenth circuit, Judge Holloway authored over 900 opinions and was a graduate from the University of Oklahoma and Harvard University. I was pleased to offer S. 261 at the request of all the judges in the Western District and our two Oklahomans serving on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals,” Inhofe said.

The bills passed by unanimous consent Thursday evening, and are as follows:

S. 261, a bill designating the United States courthouse located at 200 NW 4th Street in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as the William J. Holloway, Jr. United States Courthouse.

S. 612, a bill designating the federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse.”

H.R. 1690, a bill designating the United States courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the "Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse."