House Representative

Murphy, Jim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/01/2017

Texas House names building in Capitol Complex to honor president George H. W. Bush.

Austin, TX - The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of HCR 141, by Representative Jim Murphy (Houston) directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name a building at 1801 Congress Avenue after the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush.

Buildings in the Capitol Complex are named in honor of those who have dedicated their lives to serving Texans with integrity and distinction. President Bush has served his country as a soldier, a civil servant, and a philanthropist for over fifty years. From Republican Party Chair in Harris County to President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush has devoted his life public service.

Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller suggested the renaming. With assistance from the House Administration Committee and Committee Chairman Charlie Geren (Fort Worth), Representative Murphy, who represents the Bush Family in West Houston, drafted and presented the resolution to the House.

"It is an honor to play a role in this special recognition of President Bush. He built a legacy of honor and service to his fellow man, and this resolution is a fitting tribute to that legacy," said Representative Murphy.

The $335 million, 605,000 sq. ft. building is part of the Capitol Complex redevelopment master plan with a groundbreaking and naming ceremony set to take place this summer.

State Representative Jim Murphy represents District 133, West Houston. First elected in 2006, Murphy serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Special Purpose Districts and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee. Murphy also serves as Floor Leader for the House Caucus.

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