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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 1st Session                                                    104-365
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    THOMAS D. LAMBROS FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

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 November 28, 1995.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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 Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 869]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 869) to designate the Federal 
building and U.S. Courthouse located at 125 Market Street in 
Youngstown, Ohio, as the ``Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building 
and United States Courthouse'', having considered the same, 
report favorably thereon with amendments and recommend that the 
bill as amended do pass.
    The amendments are as follows:
    Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu 
thereof the following:

SECTION 1. DESIGNATION.

    The Federal building and United States courthouse located at 125 
Market Street in Youngstown, Ohio, shall be known and designated as the 
``Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and United States Courthouse''.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

    Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other 
record of the United States to the Federal building and United States 
courthouse referred to in section 1 shall be deemed to be a reference 
to the ``Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse''.

    Amend the title so as to read:

    A bill to to designate the Federal building and United States 
courthouse located at 125 Market Street in Youngstown, Ohio, as the 
``Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and United States Courthouse''.

    Thomas D. Lambros was born on February 4, 1930 in 
Ashtabula, Ohio. He graduated from Ashtabula High School in 
1948. Upon graduation from high school, he attended Fairmont 
State College in Fairmont, West Virginia, from 1948 to 1949, 
and received his law degree from Cleveland Marshall Law School 
in 1952. From 1954 to 1956 he served in the U.S. Army. In 1960, 
Mr. Lambros was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 
Ohio's Ashtabula County. In 1966, he was reelected to a second 
term without opposition.
    In 1967, in light of Judge Lambros' excellent record as a 
fair and dedicated jurist, President Lyndon B. Johnson 
nominated him to the federal bench in the U.S. District Court 
in the Northern District of Ohio. As a District Court Judge, 
Judge Lambros was responsible for many important reforms such 
as the voluntary public defender program to provide indigent 
criminal defendants with free counsel. His ground breaking work 
in this area preceded the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, 
Gideon v. Wainwright, which guaranteed free counsel to indigent 
criminal defendants. In 1990, Judge Lambros became Chief Judge 
in the Northern District of Ohio.
    He officially retired from that post in February of 1995. 
Judge Lambros currently resides in Ashtabula, Ohio.
    Judge Lambros received numerous honors and awards 
throughout his career, including the Cross of Paideia presented 
by Archbishop Iakovos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of 
North and South America, and an honorary doctorate of law from 
Capital University Law and Graduate Center.
    It was Judge Lambros' commitment and vision that was the 
driving force behind the construction of the Federal building 
and U.S. courthouse in Youngstown. He recognized that the 
people who live in the Youngstown area deserve to have adequate 
and direct access to the United States court system. Prior to 
the opening of the U.S. courthouse building in Youngstown in 
December of 1993, citizens had to travel at least 65 miles to 
Cleveland, Ohio if they had business in the Federal court 
system. Judge Lambros recognized the hardship this imposed on 
many people, especially senior citizens and the indigent. Judge 
Lambros' commitment to equal justice and equal access for all 
played an important role in building the Youngstown courthouse 
and it is a fitting honor to name the building after him.

                        compliance with rule xi

    With respect to the requirements of clause 2(l)(3) of rule 
XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives:
          (1) The Committee held hearings on this legislation 
        on June 15, 1995.
          (2) The requirements of section 308(a)(1) of the 
        Congressional Budget Act of 1994 are not applicable to 
        this legislation since it does not provide new budget 
        authority or new or increased tax expenditures.
          (3) The Committee has received no report from the 
        Committee on Government Reform and Oversight of 
        oversight findings and recommendations arrived at under 
        clause 4(C)(2) of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
        Representatives.
          (4) With respect to clause 2(l)(3)(C) of rule XI of 
        the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
        403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, a cost 
        estimate by the Congressional Budget Office was 
        received by the Committee. The report follows:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                 Washington, DC, November 20, 1995.
Hon. Bud Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 869, a bill to designate the federal building and 
United States courthouse located at 125 Market Street in 
Youngstown, Ohio, as the ``Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building 
and United States Courthouse''. The bill was ordered reported 
by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on 
November 16, 1995.
    We estimate that enacting this bill would result in no 
significant cost to the federal government and in no cost to 
state or local governments. The bill would not affect direct 
spending or receipts. Therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would 
not apply.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R. 
Righter.
            Sincerely,
                                              James L. Blum
                                   (For June E. O'Neill, Director).

                     inflationary impact statement

    Under 2(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure estimates that enactment of H.R. 869 will have 
no significant inflationary impact on prices and costs in the 
operation of the national economy.

                          cost of legislation

    Clause 7(a) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires a statement of the estimated cost to 
the United States which will be incurred in carrying out H.R. 
869, as reported, in fiscal year 1996, and each of the 
following 5 years. Implementation of this legislation is not 
expected to result in any increased costs to the United States.

                       committee action and vote

    In compliance with clause 2(l)(2) (A) and (B) of rule XI of 
the Rules of the House of Representatives, at a meeting of the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on November 16, 
1995, a quorum being present, H.R. 869 was unanimously approved 
by a voice vote and ordered reported.