H. Rept. 106-540 - 106th Congress (1999-2000)
March 23, 2000, As Reported by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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House Report 106-540 - E. ROSS ADAIR FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE




[House Report 106-540]
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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-540

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      E. ROSS ADAIR FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

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   March 23, 2000.--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 H.R. 2412]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 2412) to designate the Federal 
building and United States courthouse located at 1300 South 
Harrison Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the ``E. Ross Adair 
Federal Building and United States Courthouse'', having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment 
and recommend that the bill do pass.
    Edwin Ross Adair was born on December 14, 1907. He 
graduated from Albion High School in Noble County, Indiana and 
continued his education at Hillsdale College in Michigan. He 
went on to study law at George Washington University Law Center 
and was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1933.
    Adair volunteered to serve as lieutenant in World War II 
and was awarded battle stars for Normandy, Northern France, 
Ardennes, Rhine and Central European campaigns. After the war 
Adair returned to Indiana to continue his law practice and 
later served as Allen County Probate Commissioner.
    In 1951, Adair began his 20-year term in the U.S. House of 
Representatives. He was an active member on the Veterans 
Affairs Committee and Committee on Committees and was the 
Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. After 
leaving Congress, President Nixon appointed Adair U.S. 
Ambassador to Ethiopia, a post he held until 1974.
    Adair received honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the 
Indiana Institute of Technology and Indiana University. He was 
a member of the Southgate Masonic Lodge, Forest Park United 
Methodist Church, Scottish Rite Cathedral, and Mizpah Temple. 
In 1966, Adair received the 33rd Degree, the highest honor in 
Scottish Rite. E. Ross Adair died in 1983.
    This is a fitting honor to a dedicated public servant.

                        COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On March 16, 2000, the Committee met in open session and 
ordered reported H.R. 2412, designating the Federal building 
located at 1300 Harrison Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the 
``E. Ross Adair Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse,'' approved March 15, 2000, 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 H.R. 2412.

                              RECORD 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 record 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 H.R. 
2412 reported. A motion by Mr. Franks to order H.R. 2412 
favorably reported to the House was agreed to by voice vote, a 
quorum being present.

                        COST OF THE 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 
section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Committee references the report of the Congressional Budget 
Office 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 H.R. 2412.
    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 H.R. 
2412 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, March 20, 2000.
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 the following bills, which were ordered reported by 
the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on 
March 16, 2000. 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. 938, a bill to designate the federal building 
        located at 290 Broadway in New York, New York, as the 
        ``Ronald H. Brown Federal Building;''
          H.R. 1279, a bill to designate the federal building 
        and United States courthouse located at 236 Sharkey 
        Street in Clarksdale, Mississippi, as the ``Aaron E. 
        Henry Federal Building and United States Courthouse;''
          H.R. 1605, a bill to designate the federal building 
        and United States courthouse located at 402 North 
        Walnut Street in Harrison, Arkansas, as the ``J. Smith 
        Henley Federal Building and United States Courthouse;'' 
        and
          H.R. 2412, a bill to designate the federal building 
        and United States courthouse located at 1300 South 
        Harrison Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the ``E. 
        Ross Adair Federal Building and United States 
        Courthouse.''
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R. 
Righter, who can be reached at 226-2860.
            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.