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106th Congress                                                   Report
  1st Session           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                106-114

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        ROBERT K. RODIBAUGH UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURTHOUSE

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   April 27, 1999.--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. 460]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (S. 460) to designate the United States 
courthouse located at 401 South Michigan Street in South Bend, 
Indiana, as the ``Robert K. Rodibaugh United States Bankruptcy 
Courthouse'', having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.
    Judge Robert Kurtz Rodibaugh served the Northern District 
of Indiana in the area of Bankruptcy law since his appointment 
as a bankruptcy judge in 1960.
    Judge Rodibaugh was born in Elkhart County, near Goshen, 
Indiana. He attended South Bend grade schools and high school, 
and he received his undergraduate and law degree from the 
University of Notre Dame. In 1941, Judge Rodibaugh entered the 
military. He served in the United States Army during World War 
II, returning to private practice in 1946.
    In 1948, Judge Rodibaugh began his career in public service 
as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Indiana 60th Judicial 
Circuit. He served in this capacity from 1948 to1950, and again 
from 1953 to 1957. Judge Rodibaugh also served as the Attorney 
for the St. Joseph County Board of Zoning Appeals, in 1958.
    In 1960, Judge Rodibaugh began his service to the 
bankruptcy court when he was appointed as a United States 
Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, the 
title then known as the Bankruptcy Referee of the United States 
District Court. Judge Rodibaugh presided over the growth of the 
bankruptcy court from one small courtroom with a part time 
referee and a clerks office of four employees in South Bend, 
Indiana, to four courtroom locations in the cities of South 
Bend, Fort Wayne, Gary, and Lafayette, Indiana, with four full 
time judges and a clerks' office of over forty employees. In 
1985, he was appointed Chief Bankruptcy Judge and assumed 
senior status in 1986.
    Judge Rodibaugh fulfilled his duties as a referee in 
bankruptcy proceedings and a bankruptcy judge with patience, 
fairness, dedication and legal scholarship which is most worthy 
of recognition. It is a fitting tribute to name this building 
in his honor.

                    Hearings and Legislative History

    No hearings were held on S. 460.

                        Committee Consideration

    On April 22, 1999, the Full Committee met in open session 
and ordered reported S. 460, to designate the United States 
bankruptcy courthouse located at 401 South Michigan Street in 
South Bend, Indiana as the ``Robert K. Rodibaugh United States 
Bankruptcy Courthouse,'' approved April 21, 1999 by the 
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, 
Hazardous Materials and Pipeline Transportation, by voice vote 
with a quorum present. There were no recorded votes taken 
during Committee consideration of S. 460.

                             rollcall votes

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the House of Representatives 
requires each committee report to include the total number of 
votes cast for and against on each rollcall 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 ordering S. 460 
favorably reported. A motion by Mr. Franks to order S. 460 
favorably reported to the House was agreed to by voice vote, a 
quorum being present.

                      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.

                          Cost of Legislation

    Clause 3(d)(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.

                    Compliance with House Rule XIII

    1. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(2) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, and 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee 
references the report of the Congressional Budget Office 
included below.
    2. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee has received no report of oversight findings and 
recommendations from the Committee on Government Reform on the 
subject of S. 460.
    3. 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 following cost estimate for S. 460 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, April 26, 1999.
Hon. Bud Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed the following bills, which were ordered reported by 
the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on 
April 22, 1999. CBO estimates that their enactment would have 
no significant impact on the federal budget, and would not 
affect direct spending or receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go 
procedures would not apply. The bills contain no 
intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on 
state, local, or tribal governments. The bills reviewed are:
          H.R. 118, a bill to designate the federal building 
        located at 300 East 8th Street in Austin, Texas, as the 
        ``J.J. `Jake' Pickle Federal Building'';
          H.R. 560, a bill to designate the federal building 
        and United States courthouse located at the 
        intersection of Comercio and San Justo Streets in San 
        Juan, Puerto Rico, as the ``Jose V. Toledo Federal 
        Building and United States Courthouse'';
          H.R. 686, a bill to designate a United States 
        courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, as the ``Garza-Vela 
        United States Courthouse'';
          H.R. 1121, a bill to designate the federal building 
        and United States courthouse located at 18 Greenville 
        Street in Newnan, Georgia, as the ``Lewis R. Morgan 
        Federal Building and United States Courthouse'';
          S. 437, an act to designate the United States 
        courthouse under construction at 333 Las Vegas 
        Boulevard South in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the ``Lloyd D. 
        George United States Courthouse''; and
          S. 460, an act to designate the United States 
        courthouse located at 401 South Michigan Street in 
        South Bend, Indiana, as the ``Robert K. Rodibaugh 
        United States Bankruptcy Courthouse.''
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R. 
Righter.
            Sincerely,
                                          Barry B. Anderson
                                    (For Dan L. Crippen, Director).

                   Constitutional Authority Statement

    Pursuant to clause (3)(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, committee reports on a bill or 
joint resolution of a public character shall include a 
statement citing the specific powers granted to the Congress in 
the Constitution to enact the measure. The Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure finds that Congress has the 
authority to enact this measure pursuant to its powers granted 
under article I, section 8 of the Constitution.

                       Federal Mandates 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.)

                      Advisory Committee Statement

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this 
legislation.

                Applicability to the 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.)