Hidden in omnibus spending bill is provision to rename San Francisco Federal Building after Speaker Pelosi

The American people have a long tradition of honoring prominent figures in our nation’s history who’ve made noteworthy achievements or contributions to society, including politicians, though usually after they have long since retired and/or passed away.

A rather significant exception to that general rule was just made, however, as it has been revealed that outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is set to be honored with a federal building being renamed after her, the Western Journal reported.

That is a departure from the norm in that Pelosi obviously hasn’t passed away yet, and though she is about to relinquish the Speaker’s gavel in January, she hasn’t even actually retired from Congress yet.

Well, look at what we found here …

The news about a federal building being renamed in Speaker Pelosi’s honor was first revealed this week by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), who along with his team set about sifting through the 4,155-page omnibus spending bill for some of the “most egregious provisions” it contained.

According to the Western Journal, Bishop found on page 610 of the bill a provision that states: “The Federal building located at 90 7th Street in San Francisco, California, shall be known and designated as the ‘Speaker Nancy Pelosi Federal Building.'”

That find, in conjunction with the discovery elsewhere in the bill of funding for two programs named after Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who is also still alive and currently serving his eighth term in the Senate, led Bishop to remark, “Swamp gonna Swamp.”

The soon-to-be renamed federal building

According to the General Services Administration, the building referenced in the omnibus bill that will be renamed after Speaker Pelosi is currently known only as the San Francisco Federal Building.

The 18-story structure built in 2007 hosts Pelosi’s home district office, as well as office space for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Labor Department, the Social Security Administration, and the Department of Transportation.

The building also features a couple of eateries, a child care center, a fitness center, and a health unit.

It shouldn’t be like this

To be sure, though most readers may hate to admit it, the Western Journal noted that Pelosi, by virtue of being the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, has earned a spot in the annals of our nation as a figure of “historical significance.”

And, as evidenced by Bishop’s highlighting of the programs named after Sen. Leahy — and there are likely countless other examples — Pelosi will not be the first prominent politician to be honored prior to retirement or death.

That said, it does seem a bit swampy and unseemly, not to mention arrogantly egotistical and narcissistic, for Pelosi to make one of her final acts as Speaker be shepherding through Congress a bill that contains a provision that specifically honors her while she is still serving in office.

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