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110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     110-878

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         J. JAMES EXON FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION BUILDING

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 September 24, 2008.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 3009]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (S. 3009) to designate the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation building under construction in Omaha, 
Nebraska, as the ``J. James Exon Federal Bureau of 
Investigation Building'', having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill 
do pass.

                       PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION

    S. 3009 designates the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
building under construction in Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``J. 
James Exon Federal Bureau of Investigation Building''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    S. 3009 designates the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
building under construction in Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``J. 
James Exon Federal Bureau of Investigation Building''.
    J. James Exon was born on August 9, 1921, in Geddes, South 
Dakota. After graduating from the University of Omaha, he 
joined the United States Army Signal Corps, serving two years 
overseas in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. He was 
honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant in December of 1945, 
and served in the Army Reserve until 1949. In 1954, Exon 
founded Exon's Incorporated, which became one of Nebraska's 
best-known office equipment companies.
    J. James Exon's political career began as a member of the 
Nebraska Democratic State Central Committee. He was also a 
member of the Democratic National Committee and went on to 
Chair the Nebraska Democratic Party from 1968 to 1970. He then 
served two terms as Governor of Nebraska prior to being elected 
to the U.S. Senate in 1978. He served three terms in the United 
States Senate before retiring in 1996. Following his retirement 
from the Senate, Senator Exon served on the Deutch Commission, 
which was created by Congress to study the threat of weapons of 
mass destruction.
    Outside of public life, Senator Exon was an active member 
of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. On 
June 10, 2005, Senator Exon passed away. He is survived by his 
wife, three children, and eight grandchildren.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. J. James Exon Federal Bureau of Investigation Building

    Section 1(a) designates the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
building under construction in Omaha, Nebraska as the ``J. 
James Exon Federal Bureau of Investigation Building''.
    Section 1(b) ensures that any reference in a law, map, 
regulation, document paper, or other record of the United 
States to the building referred to in subsection (a) be a 
reference to the J. James Exon Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Building.

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On May 12, 2008, Senator Benjamin E. Nelson introduced S. 
3009.
    On June 4, 2008, the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works of the Senate reported S. 3009 favorably to the Senate. 
On June 24, 2008, the Senate passed S. 3009 by unanimous 
consent.
    On July 31, 2008, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session to consider S. 3009. The 
Committee ordered the bill reported favorably to the House by 
voice vote with a quorum present.

                              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 consideration 
of S. 3009 or ordering the bill reported. A motion to order S. 
3009 reported favorably to the House was agreed to by voice 
vote with a quorum 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 LEGISLATION

    Clause 3(c)(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 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee 
references the report of the Congressional Budget Office 
included in the report.
    2. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goals and objective of this legislation are to 
designate the Federal Bureau of Investigation building under 
construction in Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``J. James Exon Federal 
Bureau of Investigation Building''.
    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 enclosed cost estimate for S. 3009 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:
                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, August 1, 2008.
Hon. James L. Oberstar,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed the following legislation as ordered reported by the 
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on July 
31, 2008:
           H.R. 4131, a bill to designate a portion of 
        California State Route 91 located in Los Angeles 
        County, California, as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald 
        Highway'';
           S. 2403, an act to designate the United 
        States courthouse, located in the 700 block of East 
        Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, as the ``Spottswood 
        W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr. United 
        States Courthouse'';
           S. 3009, an act to designate the Federal 
        Bureau of Investigation building under construction in 
        Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``J. James Exon Federal Bureau 
        of Investigation Building''; and
           S. 2837, an act to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 225 Cadman Plaza East, 
        Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Theodore Roosevelt United 
        States Courthouse.''
    CBO estimates that enactment of those pieces of legislation 
would have no significant impact on the federal budget and 
would not affect direct spending or revenues. Those 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.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                          Peter H. Fontaine
                                   (For Peter R. Orszag, Director.)

                     COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XXI

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, S. 3009 does not contain any congressional 
earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as 
defined in clause 9(d), 9(e), or 9(f) of rule XXI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives.

                   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.

                       FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of 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).

                        PREEMPTION CLARIFICATION

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt State, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee states that S. 3009 does not 
preempt any State, local, or tribal law.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are created by this 
legislation.

                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).

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    S. 3009 makes no changes in existing law.