Warner, Kaine Praise Senate Passage of Bill to Rename Virginia Beach Post Office After Ryan "Keith" Cox
~ Bill now heads to the President’s desk for signature ~
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) praised Senate passage of U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria’s (VA-02) legislation – supported by the entire Virginia delegation – to rename a Virginia Beach post office after Ryan “Keith” Cox. On May 31, Mr. Cox, a longtime public utilities employee, sacrificed his own life to save others during the shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.
“The Commonwealth will forever be grateful to Mr. Cox for the selfless actions he took that tragic day to protect his fellow Virginians,” said the Senators. “It’s our hope that the President will swiftly sign this bill into law so that we can pay a proper tribute to this heroic Virginian.”
“I thank Senators Kaine and Warner and the entire Virginia U.S. House delegation for supporting our legislation to honor Keith Cox,” said Rep. Luria. “I hope the President quickly signs this bill into law so we can properly remember a true hero. This is our chance to tell Keith’s story – to showcase his bravery to our community, our Commonwealth, and our nation.”
The United States Postal Service (USPS) facility is located at 2509 George Mason Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Earlier this month, Sens. Warner and Kaine wrote to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Committee that oversees USPS, in support of the legislation to honor Cox’s heroism. In June, Sens. Warner and Kaine secured unanimous passage of a Senate resolution honoring the 12 victims of the Virginia Beach shooting.