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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 1st Session                                                    104-420
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                ALBERT V. BRYAN UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

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  December 18, (legislative day, December 15), 1995.--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 S. 965]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the Act (S. 965) to designate the United States 
Courthouse for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, 
Virginia, as the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse, 
having considered the same, report favorably thereon without 
amendment and recommend that the Act do pass.
    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (S. 965) designating the United States 
courthouse located at Courthouse Square South and Jamieson 
Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia, as the ``Albert V. Bryan United 
States Courthouse,'' having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the act 
do pass.
    Albert V. Bryan is one of Virginia's most distinguished 
jurists. Judge Bryan was appointed to the United States 
District Court in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman, and 
appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1961 by President John F. 
Kennedy. However, Judge Bryan is probably best known for his 
efforts in the area of school desegregation.
    In 1958, Judge Bryan issued an order directing the 
enrollment of four black students in Arlington's all-white 
Stratford Junior High School, which led to the first day of 
school desegregation in the history of Virginia. Judge Bryan 
also was a member of the judicial panel responsible for the 
desegregation of public schools in Prince Edward County. This 
case became a part of the cases which led to the Supreme 
Court's 1954 landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, 
which declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.
    In his years on the Federal bench, Judge Bryan earned a 
reputation as a legal conservative and a strict 
constructionist. He compiled over 322 opinions as a circuit 
judge and 18 opinions as a district judge, being reversed in 
only four cases.
    S. 965 is a fitting tribute to this distinguished Virginia 
jurist.

                        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 
        Representatives.

                     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. 965 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. 
965, 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, S. 965 was unanimously 
approved by a voice vote and ordered reported.