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115th Congress    }                                    {        Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                    {       115-285

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AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
               SPECIAL OLYMPICS LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

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 September 1, 2017.--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. Con. Res. 69]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 69) 
authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of 
Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment 
and recommend that the concurrent resolution be agreed to.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     1
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     2
Legislative History and Consideration............................     2
Committee Votes..................................................     2
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     2
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     2
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     3
Advisory of Earmarks.............................................     3
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     4
Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings..............................     4
Federal Mandate Statement........................................     4
Preemption Clarification.........................................     4
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     4
Applicability of Legislative Branch..............................     4
Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation.......................     4
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     5

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H. Con. Res. 69 authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds 
for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement 
Torch Run.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics 
raises awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement. 
Each year, law enforcement officers and Special Olympics 
athletes carry the ``Flame of Hope'' into Opening Ceremonies of 
local competitions. In the District of Columbia, local and 
federal law enforcement agencies participate in the Law 
Enforcement Torch Run to show their support for the Special 
Olympics DC. The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1981 in 
Wichita, Kansas, as a way to involve local law enforcement with 
Special Olympics. Today, it has grown into the largest 
grassroots fundraising effort in the worldwide Special Olympics 
movement. Approximately 97,000 law enforcement officers in 46 
countries have raised more than $600 million since its 
inception.
    On October 6, 2017, the 32nd annual District of Columbia 
Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will run through the 
Capitol Grounds to carry the Special Olympics torch to honor 
local Special Olympics athletes.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H. Con. Res. 69.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On July 19, 2017, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) 
introduced H. Con. Res. 69, a concurrent resolution to 
authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of 
Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
    On July 27, 2017, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session and ordered the concurrent 
resolution reported favorably to the House by voice vote with a 
quorum present.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules 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 H. Con. Res. 69.

                      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.

               NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY AND TAX EXPENDITURES

    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.

               CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE

    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 H. Con. Res. 69 from 
the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, August 2, 2017.
Hon. Bill Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H. Con. Res. 69, a 
concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the Capitol 
Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law 
Enforcement Torch Run.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                             Mark P. Hadley
                                        (For Keith Hall, Director).
    Enclosure.

H. Con. Res. 69--A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the 
        Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics 
        Law Enforcement Torch Run

    H. Con. Res. 69 would authorize the District of Columbia 
Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to pass through the 
Capitol Grounds on October 6, 2017, or on such a date as the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
Committee on Rules and Administration may jointly designate. 
CBO estimates that passage of H. Con. Res. 69 would result in 
no significant cost to the federal government.
    Enacting H. Con. Res. 69 would not affect direct spending 
or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting H. Con. Res. 69 would not 
increase direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the 
four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Matthew 
Pickford. This estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                    PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goal and objective of this legislation is to 
authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of 
Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.

                          ADVISORY OF EARMARKS

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee is required to include a list 
of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. No 
provision in the bill includes an earmark, limited tax benefit, 
or limited tariff benefit under clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI.

                    DUPLICATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS

    Pursuant to clause 3 of rule XIII of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision of H. 
Con. Res. 69 establishes or reauthorizes a program of the 
federal government known to be duplicative of another federal 
program, a program that was included in any report from the 
Government Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to 
section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a 
program identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance.

                  DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTED RULE MAKINGS

    Pursuant to section 3(i) of H. Res. 5, 115th Cong. (2017), 
the Committee finds that enacting H. Con. Res. 69 does not 
direct the completion of a specific rule making within the 
meaning of section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

                       FEDERAL MANDATE 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 H. Con. Res. 69 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 OF 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).

               SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION

Section 1. Authorization of use of Capitol Grounds for D.C. Special 
        Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

    Section 1 authorizes the 32nd annual District of Columbia 
Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to be run through 
the Capitol Grounds to carry the Special Olympics torch to 
honor local Special Olympics athletes.

Section 2. Responsibility of Capitol Police Board

    Section 2 requires the Capitol Police Board to take such 
actions as may be necessary to carry out the event.

Section 3. Conditions relating to physical preparations

    Section 3 authorizes the Architect of the Capitol to 
prescribe conditions for physical preparations for the event.

Section 4. Enforcement of restrictions

    Section 4 requires the Capitol Police Board to enforce all 
of the restrictions contained in section 5104(c) of title 40, 
United States Code, concerning sales, advertisements, displays, 
and solicitations on the Capitol Grounds, as well as other 
restrictions applicable to the Capitol Grounds, in connection 
with the event.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H. Con. Res. 69 makes no changes in existing law.

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