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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-586

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             KIKA de la GARZA UNITED STATES BORDER STATION

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   April 13, 2000.--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. 1901]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 1901) to designate the United 
States border station located in Pharr, Texas, as the ``Kika de 
la Garza United States Border Station'', having considered the 
same report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend 
that the bill do pass.
    Kika de la Garza was born in Mercedes, Texas, on September 
22, 1927. He attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio, 
Texas, earning his law degree in 1952. He also served in the 
United States Navy from 1945 to 1946, and in the United States 
Army from 1950 to 1952.
    Congressman de la Garza was elected to the Texas House of 
Representatives in 1953. He served in the Texas legislature 
until his election to the United States House of 
Representatives in 1964. He served the 15th Congressional 
District of Texas, which includes all or part of ten Texas 
counties in the southernmost part of the state, for 16 terms.
    Congressman de la Garza became a member of the Committee on 
Agriculture when he was elected to Congress in 1965, and served 
as chairman of the committee from 1981 to 1994. He was the 
first Hispanic-American to serve as the chair of a major 
Congressional committee. As chairman, he compiled an impressive 
record of achievement and dedicated service to America's 
farming community. Under his leadership the Agriculture 
Committee was able to form a consensus on a number of important 
agriculture issues, including, restructuring the United States 
Department of Agriculture.
    This designation is a fitting tribute to honor Congressman 
de la Garza.

                        committee consideration

    On April 11, 2000, the Committee met in open session and 
ordered reported H.R. 1901, designating the border station in 
Pharr, Texas as the ``Kika de la Garza United States Border 
Station,'' discharged from the Subcommittee on Economic 
Development, Public Buildings, Hazardous Materials and Pipeline 
Transportation. There were no recorded votes taken during 
Committee consideration of H.R. 1901.

                              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. 
1901 reported. A motion by Mr. Franks to order H.R. 1901 
favorably reported to the House was agreed to by voice vote, a 
quorum being present.

                        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. 1901.
    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. 
1901 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, April 12, 2000.
Hon. Bud Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of 
        Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed the following bills, which were ordered reportedly by 
the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on 
April 11, 2000. 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 legislation contains 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. 1405, a bill to designate the federal 
        building located at 143 West Liberty Street, Medina, 
        Ohio, as the ``Donald J. Pease Federal Building;''
           H.R. 1571, a bill to designate the federal 
        building under construction at 600 State Street in New 
        Haven, Connecticut, as the ``Merrill S. Parks, Jr., 
        Federal Building;''
           H.R. 1729, a bill to designate the federal 
        facility located at 1301 Emmet Street in 
        Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Pamela B. Gwin 
        Hall;'' and
           H.R. 1901, a bill to designate the United 
        States border station located in Pharr, Texas, as the 
        ``Kika de la Garza United States Border Station.''
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R. 
Righter.
            Sincerely,
                                        Steven M. Lieberman
                                    (For Dan L. Crippen, Director).

                   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.