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104th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 104-609
SAMMY L. DAVIS FEDERAL BUILDING
June 6, 1996.--Referred to the House Calendar and 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. 3186]
[Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom
was referred the bill (H.R. 3186) to designate the Federal
building located at 1655 Woodson Road in Overland, Missouri, as
the ``Sammy L. Davis Federal Building'', having considered the
same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend
that the bill do pass.
Sammy L. Davis was born in Dayton, Ohio, on November 1,
1946. The son of a construction worker, Mr. Davis grew up in
several states and claims a home in many of them.
In the summer of 1966, Mr. Davis enlisted in the United
States Army. He was stationed in the Republic of Vietnam with
the Ninth Infantry Division, working on a 105mm howitzer gun
In November 1967, as a cannoneer with the Battery C, 2nd
Battalion, 4th Artillery, then Private First Class Davis
distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty. At a
remote fire support base west of Cai Lay, Republic of Vietnam,
P.F.C. Davis' position came under heavy enemy mortar attack by
the Viet Cong. During a direct enemy assault, Private Davis
seized a machine gun and returned fire providing cover for his
gun crew as they attempted to fire the howitzer. A direct hit
by an enemy recoilless rifle on the artillery piece killed the
gun crew; Private Davis then took up ranks behind the weapon
and began firing. After withstanding several more attacks by
enemy recoilless rifle and sustaining additional injuries,
P.F.C. Davis, disregarding his extensive injuries and his
inability to swim, crossed the deep river on an air mattress to
rescue three wounded comrades and prevent the Viet Cong from
advancing. Once returned to the base support from across the
river, P.F.C. Davis refused medical attention and joined
another howitzer crew which continued its assault on the Viet
Cong force until it broke contact and fled.
It was on the basis of Sergeant Davis' gallantry,
extraordinary heroism, and intrepidity at the risk of his own
life, he became a recipient of the Congressional Medal of
After the Vietnam conflict, Sergeant Davis returned to the
United States and completed his tour of duty at Fort Hood,
Texas. While privately employed, he continued his service to
country through speaking engagements about the action for which
he received his military honor, and the duties of all Americans
toward building a better country.
His failing health forced an early retirement from his job
in Hutsonville, Illinois. Since that time he has traveled
extensively speaking on issues concerning the plight of POW's,
Agent Orange and other veterans' issues.
The United States Army Publications Distribution Center,
being named in his honor, has the mission of providing Army
technical and supply publications and materials for
distribution to Department of Defense and Department of the
Army activities worldwide.
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 a hearing on this legislation
on May 23, 1996.
(2) The requirements of section 308(a)(l) 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
(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 report follows:
Congressional Budget Office,
Washington, DC, June 6, 1996.
Hon. Bud Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has
reviewed H.R. 3186, a bill to designate the federal building
located at 1655 Woodson Road in Overland, Missouri, as the
``Sammy L. Davis Federal Building,'' as ordered reported by the
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on June 6,
1996. We estimate that enacting H.R. 3186 would result in no
significant cost to the federal government. The bill would not
affect direct spending or receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go
procedures would not apply.
In addition, H.R. 3186 contains no intergovernmental or
private sector mandates as defined by Public Law 104-4 and
would have no impact on the budgets of state, local, or tribal
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R.
June E. O'Neill, Director.
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 H.R. 3186 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 H.R.
3186, as reported, in fiscal year 1997, 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 June 6, 1996,
a quorum being present, H.R. 3186 was unanimously approved by a
voice vote and ordered reported.