The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today passed by voice vote, H.R. 4347 and sent it to the full House for a vote. This legislation introduced by Congressman Don Young would name the courtroom inside the Juneau Federal Building after the late Judge Robert Boochever. Senator Murkowski and Senator Begich have introduced companion legislation in the Senate, S.2251.
"Judge Boochever's commitment to Alaska was second to none," said Rep. Young. "I am pleased that my colleagues on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recognized his service to not only Alaska, but the nation as a whole. I look forward to passing this bill out of the House and working with my two Senators to see it reach the President's desk."
Judge Boochever moved to and began his service to Alaska in 1946 first as an assistant U.S. attorney and later as the fourth Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. In 1980, Judge Boochever became the first Alaskan to serve on the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where he served for 30 years.