WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after their bill to rename the Laredo Federal Building and United States Courthouse the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse” passed the Senate:
“Judge Kazen has dedicated his life to serving the great State of Texas and the United States,” Sen. Cruz said. “Naming the Laredo courthouse after him will serve as a lasting testament to his legacy.”
“As a life-long dedicated public servant, Judge Kazen is a positive example of how one can step up to better their community and nation,” said Sen. Cornyn. “The renaming of this building in Laredo will honor his service and inspire those who use it by reminding them of his lasting impact.”
Judge Kazen has been an integral part of the Laredo community for decades. After finishing his service in the United States Air Force, Judge Kazen returned to his hometown of Laredo to practice law. After earning a nomination from President Jimmy Carter in 1979, he has spent decades as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. Outside of the courtroom, Judge Kazen is a stalwart of his community, serving numerous civic organizations in South Texas.
Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has introduced a similar bill in the House of Representatives.