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106th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 106-586
KIKA de la GARZA UNITED STATES BORDER STATION
April 13, 2000.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be
Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany H.R. 1901]
[Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom
was referred the bill (H.R. 1901) to designate the United
States border station located in Pharr, Texas, as the ``Kika de
la Garza United States Border Station'', having considered the
same report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend
that the bill do pass.
Kika de la Garza was born in Mercedes, Texas, on September
22, 1927. He attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio,
Texas, earning his law degree in 1952. He also served in the
United States Navy from 1945 to 1946, and in the United States
Army from 1950 to 1952.
Congressman de la Garza was elected to the Texas House of
Representatives in 1953. He served in the Texas legislature
until his election to the United States House of
Representatives in 1964. He served the 15th Congressional
District of Texas, which includes all or part of ten Texas
counties in the southernmost part of the state, for 16 terms.
Congressman de la Garza became a member of the Committee on
Agriculture when he was elected to Congress in 1965, and served
as chairman of the committee from 1981 to 1994. He was the
first Hispanic-American to serve as the chair of a major
Congressional committee. As chairman, he compiled an impressive
record of achievement and dedicated service to America's
farming community. Under his leadership the Agriculture
Committee was able to form a consensus on a number of important
agriculture issues, including, restructuring the United States
Department of Agriculture.
This designation is a fitting tribute to honor Congressman
de la Garza.
On April 11, 2000, the Committee met in open session and
ordered reported H.R. 1901, designating the border station in
Pharr, Texas as the ``Kika de la Garza United States Border
Station,'' discharged from the Subcommittee on Economic
Development, Public Buildings, Hazardous Materials and Pipeline
Transportation. There were no recorded votes taken during
Committee consideration of H.R. 1901.
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.
1901 reported. A motion by Mr. Franks to order H.R. 1901
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
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. 1901.
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.
1901 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.
Congressional Budget Office,
Washington, DC, April 12, 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 reportedly by
the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on
April 11, 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 legislation contains 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. 1405, a bill to designate the federal
building located at 143 West Liberty Street, Medina,
Ohio, as the ``Donald J. Pease Federal Building;''
H.R. 1571, a bill to designate the federal
building under construction at 600 State Street in New
Haven, Connecticut, as the ``Merrill S. Parks, Jr.,
H.R. 1729, a bill to designate the federal
facility located at 1301 Emmet Street in
Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Pamela B. Gwin
H.R. 1901, a bill to designate the United
States border station located in Pharr, Texas, as the
``Kika de la Garza United States Border Station.''
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R.
Steven M. Lieberman
(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.