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104th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 104-589
1996 GREATER WASHINGTON SOAP BOX DERBY
May 21, 1996.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed
Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany H. Con. Res. 153]
[Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 153)
authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the Greater
Washington Soap Box Derby, having considered the same, report
favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the
concurrent resolution be agreed to.
House concurrent Resolution 153 would authorize the use of
the Capitol grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby,
scheduled for July 13, 1996. The resolution authorizes the
Architect of the Capitol, the Capitol Police Board, and the
Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to negotiate the
necessary arrangements for carrying out the event in complete
compliance with rules and regulations governing the use of
This year marks the 55th running of the Greater Washington
Soap Box Derby. It is the fifth time that the event will be
held on the Capitol grounds. This year, as in the past,
Constitution Avenue will be the site for the race. Participants
ranging from ages 9 to 16 are expected to compete in the race.
These participants come from Washington, D.C. and communities
in Maryland and Virginia. The winners form this local event
will represent the Washington, D.C. area in the national race
to be held in Akron, Ohio, later this year.
The participants must design and build their race cars,
providing young people with an opportunity to gain valuable
skills such as engineering and aerodynamics. The Derby promotes
teamwork, a strong sense of accomplishment, sportsmanship,
leadership and responsibility, as well as an opportunity for
parents and children to work together for a special challenge.
The event provides the participants, tourists and local
residents of the community with a safe and enjoyable day of
activities. It is open to the public and free of charge.
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
(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
(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.
Congressional Budget Office,
Washington, DC, May 20, 1996.
Hon. Bud Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of
Representatives, Washington, DC.
Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has
reviewed H. Con. Res. 153, a concurrent resolution authorizing
the use of the Capitol grounds for the Greater Washington Soap
Box Derby, as ordered reported by the House Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure on May 9, 1996. CBO estimates
that implementing this legislation would have no significant
impact on the budgets of either the Architect of the Capitol or
the Capitol Police Board, the two agencies authorized to
oversee the event. Enacting H. Con. Res. 153 would not affect
direct spending or receipts. Therefore, pay-as-you-go
procedures would not apply to the bill.
Public Law 104-4, the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995,
does not apply to House concurrent resolutions.
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Mary
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 House Concurrent Resolution 153 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 House
Concurrent Resolution 153, as reported, in fiscal year 1997,
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 May 9,
1996, a quorum being present, House Concurrent Resolution 153
was unanimously approved by a voice vote and ordered reported.