New federal building to be named for Tip O'Neill

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The renaming is likely to pass with support from leaders in both parties.

“Tip O’Neill was a man of the House in every sense, whether he was fiercely advocating for his constituents, wrangling votes as Speaker, or reaching across the aisle to President Reagan,” said BoehnerJohn BoehnerDem drops out of race for Boehner's old seat Conservative allies on opposite sides in GOP primary fight Clinton maps out first 100 days MORE in a statement. “Tip is a giant in the history of the House, and it is fitting to have a building on Capitol Hill bear his name.”

When reopened, the building will house a mix of executive and legislative branch employees.

O'Neill was formally the namesake of a House office building on C Street SE, but that building was demolished in 2002, with a parking lot now on the site.

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