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107th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     107-430

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              ALFONSE M. D'AMATO UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

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 May 2, 2002.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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     Mr. Young of Alaska, from the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4006]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 4006) to designate the United 
States courthouse located at 100 Federal Plaza in Central 
Islip, New York, as the ``Alfonse M. D'Amato United States 
Courthouse'', having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon without amendments and recommend that the bill do pass.

                         Purpose of Legislation

    H.R. 4006 designates the United States courthouse located 
at 100 Federal Plaza in Central Islip, New York, as the 
``Alfonse M. D'Amato United States Courthouse''.

                Background and Need for the Legislation

    Senator D'Amato was born on August 1, 1937 in Brooklyn, New 
York. He graduated from the Syracuse University School of 
Business Administration in 1959 and the Syracuse University Law 
School in 1961. Senator D'Amato was admitted to the New York 
state bar in 1962.
    Before being elected to the United States Senate in 1980, 
he served in a variety of state and local positions, including 
public administrator for Nassau County, New York from 1965 
until 1968; tax assessor in Hempstead, New York, in 1969 and 
the town supervisor from 1971 until 1977; and as chairman of 
the Nassau County Board of Supervisors from 1977 until 1980.
    Senator D'Amato served in the U.S. Senate from 1980 through 
1998. He chaired the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee 
from 1995 until 1997 and chaired the Committee on Banking, 
Housing and Urban Affairs in the 104th and 105th Congresses. As 
chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee 
his responsibilities stretched from major financial markets to 
small town housing. He worked for tax relief for working and 
middle class families and championed the fight to restore 
assets from Swiss banks to Holocaust survivors and victims' 
heirs. The Senator also realized the importance of investing in 
America's assets by supporting sound transportation policy and 
the creation of infrastructure, not only in New York, but also 
for the entire Nation.

            Legislative History and Committee Consideration

    H.R. 4006 was introduced on March 19, 2002 by Mr. King. No 
hearings were held in conjunction with ordering reported H.R. 
4006.
    On April 24, 2002, the Full Committee met in open session 
and ordered reported H.R. 4006, a bill designating the United 
States courthouse located at 100 Federal Plaza in Central 
Islip, New York, as the ``Alfonse M. D'Amato United States 
Courthouse''. The bill was discharged from the Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management 
and a motion by Mr. LaTourette to order H.R 4006 favorably 
reported to the House was agreed to by the Full Committee 
unanimously, by voice vote, with a quorum present. There were 
no recorded votes taken during Committee consideration of H.R. 
4006.

                             Rollcall 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 rollcall 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. 
4006 reported.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

                          Cost of Legislation

    Clause 3(c)(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 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee 
references the report of the Congressional Budget Office 
included 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 advises that the bill contains no measure that 
authorizes funding, so no statement of general performance and 
objectives for which any measure authorizes funding is 
required.
    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. 
4006 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, April 29, 2002.
Hon. Don Young,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed the following bills, as ordered reported by the House 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on April 24, 
2002:
           H.R. 4028, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 600 West Capitol Avenue in 
        Little Rock, Arkansas, as the ``Richard S. Arnold 
        United States Courthouse''; and
           H.R. 4006, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 100 Federal Plaza in 
        Central Islip, New York, as the ``Alfonse M. D'Amato 
        United States Courthouse.''
    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. These 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 Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                          Berry 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.

                       Federal Mandates Statement

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of Federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act. (Public Law 104-4).

                      Advisory Committee Statement

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this 
legislation.

                Applicability to the Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act. (Public Law 
104-1).

         Changes in existing Law made by the bill, as Reported

    H.R. 4006 makes no changes to existing law.