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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 2d Session                                                     104-609
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                    SAMMY L. DAVIS FEDERAL BUILDING

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June 6, 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.R. 3186]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 3186) to designate the Federal 
building located at 1655 Woodson Road in Overland, Missouri, as 
the ``Sammy L. Davis Federal Building'', having considered the 
same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend 
that the bill do pass.
    Sammy L. Davis was born in Dayton, Ohio, on November 1, 
1946. The son of a construction worker, Mr. Davis grew up in 
several states and claims a home in many of them.
    In the summer of 1966, Mr. Davis enlisted in the United 
States Army. He was stationed in the Republic of Vietnam with 
the Ninth Infantry Division, working on a 105mm howitzer gun 
crew.
    In November 1967, as a cannoneer with the Battery C, 2nd 
Battalion, 4th Artillery, then Private First Class Davis 
distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty. At a 
remote fire support base west of Cai Lay, Republic of Vietnam, 
P.F.C. Davis' position came under heavy enemy mortar attack by 
the Viet Cong. During a direct enemy assault, Private Davis 
seized a machine gun and returned fire providing cover for his 
gun crew as they attempted to fire the howitzer. A direct hit 
by an enemy recoilless rifle on the artillery piece killed the 
gun crew; Private Davis then took up ranks behind the weapon 
and began firing. After withstanding several more attacks by 
enemy recoilless rifle and sustaining additional injuries, 
P.F.C. Davis, disregarding his extensive injuries and his 
inability to swim, crossed the deep river on an air mattress to 
rescue three wounded comrades and prevent the Viet Cong from 
advancing. Once returned to the base support from across the 
river, P.F.C. Davis refused medical attention and joined 
another howitzer crew which continued its assault on the Viet 
Cong force until it broke contact and fled.
    It was on the basis of Sergeant Davis' gallantry, 
extraordinary heroism, and intrepidity at the risk of his own 
life, he became a recipient of the Congressional Medal of 
Honor.
    After the Vietnam conflict, Sergeant Davis returned to the 
United States and completed his tour of duty at Fort Hood, 
Texas. While privately employed, he continued his service to 
country through speaking engagements about the action for which 
he received his military honor, and the duties of all Americans 
toward building a better country.
    His failing health forced an early retirement from his job 
in Hutsonville, Illinois. Since that time he has traveled 
extensively speaking on issues concerning the plight of POW's, 
Agent Orange and other veterans' issues.
    The United States Army Publications Distribution Center, 
being named in his honor, has the mission of providing Army 
technical and supply publications and materials for 
distribution to Department of Defense and Department of the 
Army activities worldwide.

                        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 a hearing on this legislation 
        on May 23, 1996.
          (2) The requirements of section 308(a)(l) 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, June 6, 1996.
Hon. Bud Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 3186, a bill to designate the federal building 
located at 1655 Woodson Road in Overland, Missouri, as the 
``Sammy L. Davis Federal Building,'' as ordered reported by the 
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on June 6, 
1996. We estimate that enacting H.R. 3186 would result in no 
significant cost to the federal government. The bill would not 
affect direct spending or receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go 
procedures would not apply.
    In addition, H.R. 3186 contains no intergovernmental or 
private sector mandates as defined by Public Law 104-4 and 
would have no impact on the budgets of state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R. 
Righter.
            Sincerely,
                                         June E. O'Neill, Director.

                     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 H.R. 3186 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. 
3186, as reported, in fiscal year 1997, 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 June 6, 1996, 
a quorum being present, H.R. 3186 was unanimously approved by a 
voice vote and ordered reported.