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106th Congress Report
1st Session HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 106-22
RICHARD C. WHITE FEDERAL BUILDING
February 23, 1999.--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. 233]
[Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom
was referred the bill (H.R. 233) 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. Later, he
went on to earn his law degree from the University of Texas,
Austin campus in 1949. Congressman White served in World War
II, with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific from 1942 to
1945, as a rifleman and Japanese interpreter, earning a Purple
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. As a Member of the House of Representatives,
he served on the Committee on Armed Services, Interior and
Insular Affairs, Post Office and Civil Service, and Science and
Technology. In 1983, Congressman White returned to El Paso and
chose not to run for a tenth term.
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 AND LEGISLATIVE HISTORY
H.R. 233 was introduced on January 6, 1999. The Committee
did not hold hearings on the reported legislation.
On February 11, 1999, the Committee met in open session and
ordered reported H.R. 233, to designate the Federal building
located at 700 East San Antonio Street, El Paso, Texas, as the
``Richard C. White Federal Building,'' discharged the
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings,
Hazardous Materials and Pipeline Transportation, without an
amendment, by voice vote with a quorum present. There were no
recorded votes taken during Committee consideration of H.R.
Clause 3(b) of Rule XIII of the House of Representatives
requires each committee report to include the total number of
votes cast for and against on each record 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.
233 reported. A motion by Mr. Franks to order H.R. 233
favorably reported to the House, without amendment, was agreed
to by voice vote, a quorum being present.
COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS
With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of Rule
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are
reflected in this report.
COST OF THE LEGISLATION
Clause 3(d)(2) 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 XIII
1. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(2) of
Rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, and
section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the
Committee references the report of the Congressional Budget
2. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of
Rule XIII 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 on the
subject of H.R. 233.
3. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of
Rule XIII 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. 233
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.
Congressional Budget Office,
Washington, DC, February 18, 1999.
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
February 11, 1999. 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. 92, a bill to designate the federal building and
United States courthouse located at 251 North Main
Street in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as the ``Hiram
H. Ward Federal Building and United States
H.R. 158, a bill to designate the United States
courthouse located at 316 North 26th Street in
Billings, Montana, as the ``James F. Battin United
H.R. 233, 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;''
H.R. 396, a bill to designate the federal building
located at 1301 Clay Street in Oakland, California, as
the ``Ronald V. Dellums Federal building.''
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R.
Dan L. Crippen,
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 (Public Law
FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT
The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of the Federal
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform
Act (Public Law 104-4).
CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to clause 3(d)(1) of Rule XIII 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.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT
No Advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b)
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this
CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED
H.R. 233 makes no changes in existing law.