Martin Olav Sabo Post Office

Floor Speech

Date: Nov. 29, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Ms. OMAR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of my bill, H.R. 8025, which designates a U.S. Post Office facility in Minneapolis as the Martin Olav Sabo Post Office.

I am proud to have the opportunity to honor the late Representative Martin Olav Sabo, a man who dedicated his life to public service and represented my district, the Fifth District of Minnesota, for nearly three decades.

Representative Sabo graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1960 and served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1960 until 1978, the year he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the great State of Minnesota and represented the people of the Fifth District.

Representative Sabo served 28 years in the House rising to chair of the House Budget Committee. He built a career standing up for low- income families and the middle class and invested in critical infrastructure and cared for our veterans.

He also delivered millions of dollars in housing and transportation projects to our district, including the Hiawatha Avenue light rail line and the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center. After a long successful career, the Minneapolis Democrat announced his retirement in 2006 and was succeeded by my predecessor, Keith Ellison.

Sadly, Representative Sabo passed away in 2016 in his beloved home State after a lifetime of public service. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of Minnesotans like Martin Sabo who represented our State with honor and distinction.

This bill is supported by the whole Minnesota delegation and has bipartisan support, and I urge my colleagues to support it.