Senate Passes Gosar Sponsored Bill to Honor Arizona Icon, Barry M. Goldwater

Dec 16, 2014

For Immediate Release
Date: December 16, 2014


Contact: Steven D. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Senate successfully passed the Congressman’s sponsored legislation H.R. 3027,to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 Miller Valley Road in Prescott, Arizona, as the “Barry M. Goldwater Post Office”:

“For the third time in as many weeks, I am extremely pleased to see the Senate pass one of my sponsored bills, this time, honoring one of Arizona’s greatest public servants, Barry Goldwater. It is only appropriate that my bill should be signed into law this year during the fiftieth anniversary of the five-term Arizona Senator’s campaign for the Presidency of the United States.

“Barry Goldwater’s influence on American history and politics cannot be understated. He paved the way for the modern Conservative movement while continuing to fight for the principals passed down to us from the founding fathers including advocating for limited government and protecting individual liberty. Above all else, regardless of political ideology, Barry Goldwater will always be remembered for his integrity and patriotism. I look forward to the president signing this bill into law and celebrating the life of an iconic Arizonan.”


The entire Arizona Delegation—both Republicans and Democrats—are co-sponsors of the bill.

Congressman Gosar introduced this bill following town halls in the Prescott area where constituents called for honoring the late Senator. Over 100 Arizona residents signed a petition to rename the Miller Valley Road post office. The location was suggested by the local postmaster.

You can read a recent feature article from the Washington Times on the life of Barry Goldwater HERE.