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105th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 105-654
RICHARD C. WHITE FEDERAL BUILDING
July 29, 1998.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be
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.
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.
The Committee did not hold hearings on H.R. 3598.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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;''
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.
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
ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT
No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b)
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this
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.