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104th Congress Rept. 104-368
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1st Session Part I
TRANSFER OF FEDERAL PROPERTY FOR JAPANESE-AMERICAN PATRIOTISM MEMORIAL
November 28, 1995.--Ordered to be printed
Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany H.R. 2636]
[Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom
was referred the bill (H.R. 2636) to transfer jurisdiction over
certain parcels of Federal real property located in the
District of Columbia, and for other purposes, having considered
the same, reports favorably thereon without amendment and
recommends that the bill do pass.
On October 24, 1992 Congress passed H.J. Res. 271, a
resolution authorizing The Go For Broke National Veterans
Association Foundation to establish a memorial on Federal land
in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor Japanese-
American patriotism in World War II. This resolution was
enacted in accordance with the Act passed in 1986 establishing
standards for placement of memorials on Federal lands in the
District of Columbia. The Foundation would be responsible for
accepting contributions and paying expenses in connection with
the memorial, including maintenance and preservation of a
The reported legislation would transfer parcels of land
from the Architect of the Capitol to the Interior Department,
from the Interior Department to Architect of the Capitol, and
from the Federal Government to the District of Columbia, for
the purpose of setting aside a parcel of land suitable for this
proposed memorial, and clarifying jurisdiction of property near
the Capitol Grounds.
There are two parcels of land to be transferred from the
Architect of the Capitol to the Interior Department. One of
these, slated for the proposed memorial, is 31,775 square feet
and is located at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue,
Louisiana Avenue and D Street, N.W. It is intended that the
Interior Department will transfer this parcel to the Foundation
for construction of the memorial. The other parcel is 11,550
square feet and is bounded by Louisiana Avenue and D Street
N.W. This parcel will be set aside for future use for a
The land transfer to the District is actually a portion of
New Jersey Ave. adjacent to the site of the proposed memorial.
The land to be transferred to the Architect of the Capitol from
the Interior Department is land adjacent to and south of the
Hart Senate Office Building, and measures 9,306 square feet.
This land is contiguous to other land under control of the
Architect. All of the transfers are at no cost to the
compliance with rule xi
With respect to the requirements of clause 2(l)(3) of rule
XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives:
(1) The Committee did not hold hearings on the legislation.
(2) The requirements of section 308(a)(1) of the
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are not applicable to this
legislation since it does not provide new budget authority or
new or increased tax expenditures.
(3) The Committee has received no report from the Committee
on Government Reform and Oversight of oversight findings and
recommendations arrived at under clause 4(C)(2) of rule X of
the Rules of the House of Representatives.
(4) With respect to clause 2(l)(3)(C) of rule XI of the
Rules of the House of Representatives and section 403 of the
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, a cost estimate by the
Congressional Budget Office was received by the Committee. The
Congressional Budget Office,
Washington, DC, November 22, 1995.
Hon. Bud Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of
Representatives, Washington, DC.
Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has
reviewed H.R. 2636, a bill to transfer jurisdiction over
certain parcels of federal real property located in the
District of Columbia, and for other purposes, as ordered
reported by the House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure on November 16, 1995. CBO estimates that H.R.
2636 would result in no significant cost to the federal
government and in no cost to state or local governments.
Enacting H.R. 2636 would not affect direct spending or
receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would not apply.
H.R. 2636 would transfer several parcels of land between
federal agencies to provide suitable space to erect a memorial
to honor Japanese-American patriotism in World War II. In
addition, the bill would transfer, without compensation, one
parcel of land to the District of Columbia. The costs of
erecting and maintaining the memorial would be borne by the Go
For Broke National Veterans Association Foundation.
Otherwise, the future use of the properties conveyed by
this bill would not be affected by the transfers. For instance,
the land that the federal government would convey to the
District of Columbia represents a small portion of the New
Jersey Avenue. The District already maintains and administers
this portion of road and would continue to do so under H.R.
2636. Because use of the properties would not change, the
transfer of these lands would not significantly change federal
or local spending.
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R.
James L. Blum
(For June E. O'Neill, Director).
inflationary impact statement
Under (2)(l)(4) of rule XI of the House of Representatives,
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure estimates
that enactment of the H.R. 2636 will have no significant
inflationary impact on prices and costs in the operation of the
cost of legislation
Clause 7(a) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of
Representatives requires a statement of the estimated cost to
the United States which will be incurred in carrying out H.R.
2636, as reported, in fiscal year 1996, and each of the
following 5 years. Implementation of this legislation is not
expected to result in any increased costs to the United States.
committee action and vote
In compliance with Clause (2)(l)(2) (A) and (B) of rule XI
of the Rules of the House of Representatives, at a meeting of
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on November
16, 1995, a quorum being present, H.R. 2636 was unanimously
approved by a voice vote and ordered reported.