H. Rept. 106-922 - OWEN B. PICKETT UNITED STATES CUSTOMHOUSE106th Congress (1999-2000)
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106th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2d Session 106-922 ====================================================================== OWEN B. PICKETT UNITED STATES CUSTOMHOUSE _______ October 2, 2000.--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. 5284] [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office] The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 5284) to designate the United States customhouse located at 101 East Main Street in Norfolk, Virginia, as the ``Owen B. Pickett United States Customhouse'', having considered the same, reports favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass. Owen B. Pickett was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1930. He attended public schools and graduated from Virginia Tech. In 1955, he graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law, and was admitted to the Virginia Bar. In addition to practicing law, Congressman Pickett is a certified public accountant. Congressman Pickett began his distinguished career in public service in 1972 by serving in the Virginia House of Delegates where he gained a reputation for his fiscal conservatism. While in the House of Delegates, Congressman Pickett served on numerous boards and committees, including the Virginia Democratic State Central Committee, Democratic City Committee Virginia Beach, and on the executive committee of the Southern Growth Policies Board. In 1986 Congressman Pickett was elected to the 100th Congress to represent Virginia's Second District. Virginia's Second District is home to the nation's largest military complex with facilities serving commands of the Navy, Army, Coast Guard, and the NATO Atlantic Command. Appropriately, Congressman Pickett serves on the Armed Services Committee. He is the Ranking Member on the Military Research and Development Subcommittee and also serves on the Readiness Subcommittee. Congressman Pickett is a member of the Congressional Study Group on Germany, as well as the Congressional Study Groups on Japan and the Duma-Congress. He participated in the first Congress-Bundestag-Japanese Diet Trilateral Seminar. Congressman Pickett is retiring at the conclusion of the 106th Congress. This is a fitting tribute to a Member that clearly distinguished himself in the United States House of Representatives. committee consideration On September 27, 2000, the Committee met in open session and ordered reported H.R. 5284 designating the United States customhouse located at 101 East Main Street in Norfolk, Virginia as the ``Owen B. Pickett United States Customhouse,'' approved September 27, 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. 5284. record votes Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives required 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. 5284, reported. A motion by Mr. Franks to order H.R. 5284, 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. 5284. 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. 5284, from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office. U.S. Congress, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC, September 28, 2000. 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 September 27, 2000: H.R. 5267, a bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 100 Federal Plaza in Central Islip, New York, as the ``Theodore Roosevelt United States Courthouse''; and H.R. 5284, a bill to designate the United States customhouse located at 101 East Main Street in Norfolk, Virginia, as the ``Owen B. Pickett Untied States Customhouse.'' 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. 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.