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106th Congress                                                   Report
  1st Session           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 106-57

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      EDWARD N. CAHN FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

                                _______
                                

   March 16, 1999.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

                                _______


 Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 751]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 751) to designate the Federal 
building and United States courthouse located at 504 Hamilton 
Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, as the ``Edward N. Cahn 
Federal Building and United States Courthouse'', having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon with amendments 
and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.
    The amendments are as follows:
    Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu 
thereof the following:

SECTION 1. DESIGNATION.

    The Federal building and United States courthouse located at 504 
West Hamilton Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, shall be known and 
designated as the ``Edward N. Cahn Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse''.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

    Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other 
record of the United States to the Federal building and United States 
courthouse referred to in section 1 shall be deemed to be a reference 
to the ``Edward N. Cahn Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse''.

    Amend the title so as to read:

    A bill to designate the Federal building and United States 
courthouse located at 504 West Hamilton Street in Allentown, 
Pennsylvania, as the ``Edward N. Cahn Federal Building and United 
States Courthouse''.

    Edward N. Cahn was born June 29, 1933 in Allentown, 
Pennsylvania. Judge Cahn attended Lehigh University, earning 
his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in 1955. After 
graduating from Lehigh University, Judge Cahn left the Lehigh 
Valley and attended the Yale University Law School, earning his 
law degree in 1958. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar 
Association in 1959. In addition to the Pennsylvania Bar 
Association, Judge Cahn is a member of the Lehigh County Bar 
Association and the American Bar Association.
    Judge Cahn's long career in public service began in 1958 in 
the United States Marine Corps Reserves, where he served until 
1964. Also, during that same time Judge Cahn began a 
distinguished legal career, serving in private practice for 16 
years until 1974.
    In 1975 President Gerald Ford appointed Edward Cahn to 
Pennsylvania's Eastern District Federal Court. For the next 23 
years Judge Cahn fairly and expeditiously administered the law 
from the federal bench in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is the 
only judge in the 3rd Circuit to choose to work out of the 
Allentown Courthouse, most chose to work out of Philadelphia. 
In 1993, Judge Cahn served as the court's chief judge until his 
retirement from the federal bench in December 1998.
    This is a fitting honor to an extraordinary jurist and 
Lehigh County resident, Judge Edward N. Cahn.

                    HEARINGS AND LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

    H.R. 751 as introduced on February 11, 1999. The Committee 
did not hold hearings on the reported legislation.

                        COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On March 11, 1999, the Committee met in open session and 
ordered reported H.R. 751, as amended, to designate the federal 
building and United States courthouse located at 504 West 
Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania, as the ``Edward N. 
Cahn Federal Building and United States Courthouse,'' approved 
March 11, 1999, by the Subcommittee on Economic Development, 
Public Buildings, Hazardous Materials and Pipeline 
Transportation, by voice vote with a quorum present. There were 
no recorded votes taken during Committee consideration of H.R. 
751.

                              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. 
751, as amended, reported. A motion by Mr. Franks to order H.R. 
751, as amended, favorably reported to the House 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. 751, as amended.
    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. 
751, as amended from the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, March 12, 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 
March 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. 130, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 40 Centre Street in New 
        York, New York, as the ``Thurgood Marshall United 
        States Courthouse,'' and
           H.R. 751, a bill to designate the federal 
        building and United States courthouse located at 504 
        West Hamilton Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, as the 
        ``Edward N. Cahn Federal Building and United States 
        Courthouse.''
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R. 
Righter.
            Sincerely,
                                          Barry B. Anderson
                                    (For 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. 751, as amended makes no changes in existing law.