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106th Congress                                                   Report
  1st Session           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 106-22

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                   RICHARD C. WHITE FEDERAL BUILDING

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 February 23, 1999.--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. 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 
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. 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.

                        COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    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. 
233.

                              RECORD VOTES

    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 
Office below.
    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.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               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 
        Courthouse;''
          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 
        States Courthouse;''
          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;'' 
        and
          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. 
Righter.
            Sincerely,
                                            Dan L. Crippen,
                                                          Director.

                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 
104-1).

                       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 
legislation.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 233 makes no changes in existing law.