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106th Congress                                                   Report
  1st Session           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 106-63

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   AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE EAST FRONT OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR 
PERFORMANCES SPONSORED BY THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING 
                                  ARTS

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   March 16, 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 H. Con. Res. 52]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 52) 
authorizing the use of the East Front of the Capitol Grounds 
for performances sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for 
the Performing Arts, having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the 
concurrent resolution be agreed to.
    House Concurrent Resolution 52, authorizes the use of the 
Capitol Grounds for the John F. Kennedy Center for the 
Performing Arts Millennium Stage concerts scheduled for 
Tuesdays and Thursdays between Memorial Day and September 30, 
1999, or on such days as the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration may jointly designate. The resolution also 
authorizes the Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police 
Board to take such actions and prescribe such conditions as 
necessary for carrying out the event in complete compliance 
with the rules and regulations governing the use of the Capitol 
Grounds. The events will be open to the public and free of 
admission charge. In addition, sales, advertisements, and 
solicitations are explicitly prohibited on the Capitol Grounds 
for this event.
    The concerts on the East Front Lawn of the Capitol will be 
bi-weekly from 12 noon to 1:00 P.M. and provide local residents 
and tourists visiting the Nation's Capitol the opportunity to 
attend performances by a variety of music genres.

                        COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On March 11, 1999, the Committee met in open session and 
ordered reported H. Con. Res. 52, to authorize the use of the 
Capitol Grounds for Millennium Stage concerts, approved March 
11, 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 H. Con. Res. 52.

                              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. 
Con. Res. 52 reported. A motion by Mr. Franks to order H. Con. 
Res. 52 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. Con. Res. 52.
    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. Con. 
Res. 52 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

               congressional budget office cost estimate

H. Con. Res. 52--Authorizing the use of the east front of the Capitol 
        grounds for performances sponsored by the John F. Kennedy 
        Center for the Performing Arts

    H. Con. Res. 52 would authorize the John F. Kennedy Center 
for the Performing Arts, in cooperation with the National Park 
Serivce, to sponsor public performances on the east front of 
the Captiol grounds at such dates and times as jointly approved 
by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
Committee on Rules and Administration. CBO estimates that 
passage of H. Con. Res. 52 would result in no significant cost 
to the federal government.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is John R. Righter. 
The estimate was approved by Robert A. Sunshine, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                   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.