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105th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 2d Session                                                     105-654
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                   RICHARD C. WHITE FEDERAL BUILDING

                                _______
                                

   July 29, 1998.--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. 3598]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 3598) to designate the Federal 
building located at 700 East San Antonio Street in El Paso, 
Texas, as the ``Richard C. White Federal Building'', having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment 
and recommend that the bill do pass.

                               BACKGROUND

    Richard C. White was a native-born Texan from El Paso. He 
attended Texas Western College from 1940 to 1942, and graduated 
from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1946. In 1949, he 
went on to receive his law degree from the same university at 
the Austin campus. Congressman White also served in World War 
II with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific theater from 1942 
to 1945, as a rifleman and Japanese language interpreter. He 
earned a Purple Heart.
    In 1955, Congressman White was elected to the Texas State 
House of Representatives, where he served until 1958. From 1963 
to 1965, Congressman White served as El Paso County Democratic 
Chairman. In 1965, Congressman White was elected to his first 
of nine successive terms in Congress, representing the 16th 
District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a 
Member, he served on the Committees on Armed Services, Interior 
and Insular Affairs, Post Office and Civil Service, and Science 
and Technology. In 1983, Congressman White returned to El Paso, 
choosing not to run for reelection, to resume his legal career 
and serve as a civic leader.
    Congressman White ably represented the people of the 16th 
District, and was widely respected for his work and integrity. 
This is a fitting tribute to a dedicated public servant.

                                HEARINGS

    The Committee did not hold hearings on H.R. 3598.

                        COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On June 25, 1998, the Committee met in open session and 
ordered reported H.R. 3598, to designate the federal building 
located at 700 East San Antonio Street, El Paso, Texas, as the 
``Richard C. White Federal Building,'' unanimously by voice 
vote, a quorum being present.

                             ROLLCALL VOTES

    Clause 2(l)(2)(B) of rule XI requires each committee report 
to include the total number of votes cast for and against on 
each rollcall vote on a motion to report and on any amendment 
offered to the measure or matter, and the names of those 
members voting for and against. There were no recorded votes 
taken in connection with ordering H.R. 3598 reported. A motion 
by Mr. Kim to order H.R. 3598 reported to the House, without 
amendment, was agreed to by voice vote, a quorum being present.

                      COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS

    Pursuant to clause 2(l)(3)(A) of rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, oversight findings and 
recommendations have been made by the Committee as reflected in 
this report.

                        COST OF THE LEGISLATION

    Clause 7 of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

                     COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XI

    1. With respect to the requirement of clause 2(l)(3)(B) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, and 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee 
references the report of the Congressional Budget Office 
included below.
    2. With respect to the requirement of clause 2(l)(3)(D) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee has received no report of oversight findings and 
recommendations from the Committee on Government Reform and 
Oversight on the subject of H.R. 3598.
    3. With respect to the requirement of clause 2(l)(3)(C) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
Section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Committee has received the following cost estimate for H.R. 
3598 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.


                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, July 24, 1998.
Hon. Bud Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of 
        Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed the following bills, which were ordered reported by 
the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on 
July 23, 1998. CBO estimates that their enactment would have no 
significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect 
direct spending or receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go 
procedures would not apply. The bills contain no 
intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on 
state, local, or tribal governments. The bills reviewed are:
          H.R. 3482, a bill to designate the federal building 
        located at 11000 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, 
        California, as the ``Abraham Lincoln Federal 
        Building;''
          H.R. 3598, a bill to designate the federal building 
        located at 700 East San Antonio Street in El Paso, 
        Texas, as the ``Richard C. White Federal Building;'' 
        and
          S. 2032, an act to designate the federal building 
        located at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska, as 
        the ``Hurff A. Saunders Federal Building.''
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R. 
Righter. This estimate was approved by Robert A. Sunshine, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
            Sincerely,
                                         June E. O'Neill, Director.


                   CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT

    Pursuant to clause (2)(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, committee reports on a bill or joint 
resolution of a public character shall include a statement 
citing the specific powers granted to the Congress in the 
Constitution to enact the measure. The Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure finds that Congress has the 
authority to enact this measure pursuant to its powers granted 
under article I, section 8 of the Constitution.

                       FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this 
legislation.

                APPLICABILITY TO THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 3598 makes no changes in existing law.