“Congressman Herman Badillo was a trailblazer in government,” said Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “I congratulate Congress Members Charles B. Rangel, José E. Serrano and Joseph Crowley for introducing federal legislation to make my proposal for a ‘Herman Badillo Post Office’ a reality.

“I am very proud to have known him and to have called him my dear friend, and I urge the Senate to follow the House’s lead and support this fitting tribute to Herman Badillo’s legacy.”