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106th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 106-690
FLOYD H. FLAKE FEDERAL BUILDING
June 22, 2000.--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. 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
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
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.
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
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. 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.
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.
(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.