U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, introduced the companion legislation in the House.
“I assembled a panel to recommend who to honor in naming the federal building in downtown Dayton, and they unanimously chose Judge Walter Rice,” Turner said. “With the help of Senators Brown and Portman, we were able to get this bill across the finish line and to the President’s desk. Judge Rice is one of our community’s most dedicated public servants and this is a fitting tribute and honor he wholly deserves.”
Rice was appointed as a federal judge in 1980.