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104th Congress                                            Rept. 104-368
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 1st Session                                                     Part I
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 TRANSFER OF FEDERAL PROPERTY FOR JAPANESE-AMERICAN PATRIOTISM MEMORIAL

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               November 28, 1995.--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. 2636]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 2636) to transfer jurisdiction over 
certain parcels of Federal real property located in the 
District of Columbia, and for other purposes, having considered 
the same, reports favorably thereon without amendment and 
recommends that the bill do pass.
    On October 24, 1992 Congress passed H.J. Res. 271, a 
resolution authorizing The Go For Broke National Veterans 
Association Foundation to establish a memorial on Federal land 
in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor Japanese-
American patriotism in World War II. This resolution was 
enacted in accordance with the Act passed in 1986 establishing 
standards for placement of memorials on Federal lands in the 
District of Columbia. The Foundation would be responsible for 
accepting contributions and paying expenses in connection with 
the memorial, including maintenance and preservation of a 
memorial.
    The reported legislation would transfer parcels of land 
from the Architect of the Capitol to the Interior Department, 
from the Interior Department to Architect of the Capitol, and 
from the Federal Government to the District of Columbia, for 
the purpose of setting aside a parcel of land suitable for this 
proposed memorial, and clarifying jurisdiction of property near 
the Capitol Grounds.
    There are two parcels of land to be transferred from the 
Architect of the Capitol to the Interior Department. One of 
these, slated for the proposed memorial, is 31,775 square feet 
and is located at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue, 
Louisiana Avenue and D Street, N.W. It is intended that the 
Interior Department will transfer this parcel to the Foundation 
for construction of the memorial. The other parcel is 11,550 
square feet and is bounded by Louisiana Avenue and D Street 
N.W. This parcel will be set aside for future use for a 
memorial.
    The land transfer to the District is actually a portion of 
New Jersey Ave. adjacent to the site of the proposed memorial. 
The land to be transferred to the Architect of the Capitol from 
the Interior Department is land adjacent to and south of the 
Hart Senate Office Building, and measures 9,306 square feet. 
This land is contiguous to other land under control of the 
Architect. All of the transfers are at no cost to the 
government.

                        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 did not hold hearings on the legislation.
    (2) The requirements of section 308(a)(1) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 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 22, 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. 2636, a bill to transfer jurisdiction over 
certain parcels of federal real property located in the 
District of Columbia, and for other purposes, as ordered 
reported by the House Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure on November 16, 1995. CBO estimates that H.R. 
2636 would result in no significant cost to the federal 
government and in no cost to state or local governments. 
Enacting H.R. 2636 would not affect direct spending or 
receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would not apply.
    H.R. 2636 would transfer several parcels of land between 
federal agencies to provide suitable space to erect a memorial 
to honor Japanese-American patriotism in World War II. In 
addition, the bill would transfer, without compensation, one 
parcel of land to the District of Columbia. The costs of 
erecting and maintaining the memorial would be borne by the Go 
For Broke National Veterans Association Foundation.
    Otherwise, the future use of the properties conveyed by 
this bill would not be affected by the transfers. For instance, 
the land that the federal government would convey to the 
District of Columbia represents a small portion of the New 
Jersey Avenue. The District already maintains and administers 
this portion of road and would continue to do so under H.R. 
2636. Because use of the properties would not change, the 
transfer of these lands would not significantly change federal 
or local spending.
    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 House of Representatives, 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure estimates 
that enactment of the H.R. 2636 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. 
2636, 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. 2636 was unanimously 
approved by a voice vote and ordered reported.