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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today joined Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) in introducing the Senate companion to H.R. 7423, a resolution to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility located at 103 Benedette Street in Rayville, Louisiana, as the "Luke Letlow Post Office Building."

“Luke Letlow led an amazing life as a devoted Christian, husband, father and public servant. He dedicated his career to improving the lives of Louisianians, especially north Louisiana, and our state is very grateful for his life and contributions. Through the renaming of the post office in Rayville, I know Luke’s memory will live on for the years to come in Richland Parish,” said Kennedy.

Luke Letlow served Louisianians throughout his years of work in the congressional and gubernatorial offices of Bobby Jindal and later as the chief of staff to former Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.).

In 2020, Letlow was elected to represent Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District but passed away from complications due to COVID-19 just five days before being sworn into office. He left behind his wife, Congresswoman Julia Letlow, and two children, Jeremiah and Jacqueline.

“Luke’s death at too young of an age due to COVID robbed his family, Louisiana, and our nation of a man who served others his entire professional life. This post office naming memorializes his work, his life, and the tragedy of COVID,” said Cassidy.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) introduced the House’s resolution with the support of House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and Reps. Julia Letlow (R-La.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), Garrett Graves (R-La.) and Troy Carter (D-La.). The House passed H.R. 7423 in a bipartisan vote.