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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-690

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                    FLOYD H. FLAKE FEDERAL BUILDING

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   June 22, 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. 3323]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 3323) to designate the Federal 
building located at 158-15 Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, 
New York, as the ``Floyd H. Flake Federal Building'', having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment 
and recommend that the bill do pass.
    Floyd Flake was born in Los Angeles, California, on January 
30, 1945, one of thirteen children of parents with fifth and 
sixth grade education. He grew up in Houston, Texas, and 
received his undergraduate degree from Wilberforce University. 
He later earned a doctorate of ministry from United Theological 
Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
    Before assuming the pastorate of the Allen African 
Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamaica, Queens, New York, Dr. 
Flake was the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 
Dean of the Chapel at Boston University, and Associate Dean of 
Students at Lincoln University. In 1976, at the age of 31, Dr. 
Flake assumed the leadership of Allen A.M.E. At that time the 
church congregation numbered about 1,200, and the annual budget 
was about $250,000. Under his stewardship, the church has grown 
to 9,000 members, with a budget of $24 million. The Church 
sponsors community development efforts, including an apartment 
complex for the elderly, single family homes, a shopping and 
commercial office complex, a 500-student school, a home care 
agency, a credit union and a transportation company. He secured 
funding for the construction of a new church, the largest 
church built in New York since 1954.
    In 1986, Dr. Flake was elected to the U.S. House of 
Representatives from the 6th Congressional District of New 
York, where he served with distinction until his resignation in 
November 1997. During his tenure, Dr. Flake sponsored 
legislative initiatives to revitalize blighted urban, 
commercial and residential communities. He sponsored 
legislation that provided incentives for financial institutions 
to make market oriented investments in destabilized urban and 
rural areas.
    Following his resignation, Dr. Flake returned to Allen 
A.M.E. Church to serve as full time pastor.
    This is a fitting honor to a dedicated public servant and 
religious leader.

                        committee consideration

    On June 21, 2000, the Committee met in open session and 
ordered reported H.R. 3323 designating the Federal building 
located at 158-15 Liberty Avenue in Jamaica Queens, New York as 
the ``Floyd H. Flake Federal Building,'' approved June 20, 
2000, 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. 3323.

                              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. 
3323. A motion by Mr. Franks to order H.R. 3323 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. 3323.
     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. 
3323, from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.
                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, June 21, 2000.
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 
June 21, 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. 1959, a bill to designate the federal building located 
at 643 East Durango Boulevard in San Antonio, Texas, as the 
``Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center'';
    H.R. 3323, a bill to designate the federal building located 
at 158-15 Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, New York, as the 
``Floyd H. Flake Federal Building''; and
    H.R. 4608, a bill to designate the United States courthouse 
located at 220 West Depot Street in Greeneville, Tennessee, as 
the ``James H. Quillen United States Courthouse.''
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R. 
Righter.
            Sincerely,
                                           Steven 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.