H. Rept. 106-922 - 106th Congress (1999-2000)
October 02, 2000, As Reported by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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House Report 106-922 - OWEN B. PICKETT UNITED STATES CUSTOMHOUSE




[House Report 106-922]
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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-922

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               OWEN B. PICKETT UNITED STATES CUSTOMHOUSE

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  October 2, 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. 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.