Number: 111- 59
Date: December 2, 2010

Senate Passes H.R. 5773, Designating the Operations Building as
the “Robert M. Ball Federal Building”


On December 1, 2010 the Senate passed H.R. 5773 by unanimous consent.  The bill would designate the Federal building located at 6401 Security Boulevard in Baltimore, MD—commonly known as the Social Security Administration Operations Building—as the “Robert M. Ball Federal Building.”  The bill would be effective upon enactment.

The bill was introduced by Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on

July 19, 2010.  It was reported favorably with amendments by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (see Legislative Bulletin 111-48), and passed by the House on September 15 (see Legislative Bulletin 111-49).  The bill now awaits the President’s signature to become law.