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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 2d Session                                                     104-589
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                 1996 GREATER WASHINGTON SOAP BOX DERBY

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May 21, 1996.--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. 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 
Capitol Grounds.
    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 
        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.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               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 
Maginniss.
            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 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.