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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 1st Session                                                    104-419



  December 18 (legislative day, December 15), 1995.--Referred to the 
                House Calendar and ordered to be printed


  Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportion and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 369]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the Act (S. 369) to designate the Federal 
Courthouse in Decatur, Alabama, as the ``Seybourn H. Lynne 
Federal Court-house'', and for other purposes, having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment 
and recommend that the Act do pass.
    Judge Lynne is the country's longest-serving Federal judge. 
He has served on the United States District Court for the 
Northern District of Alabama for forty-nine years.
    Judge Lynne was born in Decatur, Alabama, in 1908. He 
earned his bachelor's degree from the Alabama Polytechnic 
Institute, now known as Auburn University, and his law degree 
from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, in 1930.
    Judge Lynne was first elected to serve on the bench in 
1934, as the judge of Morgan County. He later served on the 
Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama until stepping down in 
1942 to volunteer for service in the United States military.
    In 1946, Senators Lister Hill and John Bankhead recommended 
Judge Lynne for appointment to the United States District 
Court. He was selected for the post by President Harry S. 
Truman. Judge Lynne became chief judge of the Federal court in 
1953, and senior judge in 1973.
    Judge Lynne is known and respected for his wisdom, 
integrity and perseverance. The growth and success of this 
district are due in part to his ability to mediate and 
reconcile competing interests. Even as a senior member, he 
continues to work long hours to carry out the court's enormous 
caseload in a timely and efficient manner.
    S. 369 is a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated so 
many years of tireless work to the State of Alabama and the 
Federal courts. The Seybourn Lynne Federal Courthouse will 
serve as a permanent reminder of his legacy of service, for 
future generations.

                        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 held hearings on this legislation 
        on December 7, 1995.
          (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 

                     inflationary impact statement

    Under clause (2)(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure estimates that enactment of S. 369 will have no 
significant inflationary impact on prices and costs in the 
operation of the national economy.

                          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 S. 
369, as reported, in fiscal year 1996, and each of the 
following five 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 December 
14, 1995, a quorum being present, H.R. 369 was unanimously 
approved by a voice vote and ordered reported.