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104th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1st Session 104-419
SEYBOURN H. LYNNE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE
December 18 (legislative day, December 15), 1995.--Referred to the
House Calendar and ordered to be printed
Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportion and Infrastructure,
submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany S. 369]
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom
was referred the Act (S. 369) to designate the Federal
Courthouse in Decatur, Alabama, as the ``Seybourn H. Lynne
Federal Court-house'', and for other purposes, having
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment
and recommend that the Act do pass.
Judge Lynne is the country's longest-serving Federal judge.
He has served on the United States District Court for the
Northern District of Alabama for forty-nine years.
Judge Lynne was born in Decatur, Alabama, in 1908. He
earned his bachelor's degree from the Alabama Polytechnic
Institute, now known as Auburn University, and his law degree
from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, in 1930.
Judge Lynne was first elected to serve on the bench in
1934, as the judge of Morgan County. He later served on the
Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama until stepping down in
1942 to volunteer for service in the United States military.
In 1946, Senators Lister Hill and John Bankhead recommended
Judge Lynne for appointment to the United States District
Court. He was selected for the post by President Harry S.
Truman. Judge Lynne became chief judge of the Federal court in
1953, and senior judge in 1973.
Judge Lynne is known and respected for his wisdom,
integrity and perseverance. The growth and success of this
district are due in part to his ability to mediate and
reconcile competing interests. Even as a senior member, he
continues to work long hours to carry out the court's enormous
caseload in a timely and efficient manner.
S. 369 is a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated so
many years of tireless work to the State of Alabama and the
Federal courts. The Seybourn Lynne Federal Courthouse will
serve as a permanent reminder of his legacy of service, for
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 December 7, 1995.
(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
inflationary impact statement
Under clause (2)(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the House
of Representatives, the Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure estimates that enactment of S. 369 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 S.
369, as reported, in fiscal year 1996, and each of the
following five 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 December
14, 1995, a quorum being present, H.R. 369 was unanimously
approved by a voice vote and ordered reported.