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108th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     108-557

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    HIPOLITO F. GARCIA FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

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   June 21, 2004.--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. 3884]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 3884) to designate the Federal 
building and United States courthouse located at 615 East 
Houston Street in San Antonio, Texas, as the ``Hipolito F. 
Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse'', having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment 
and recommend that the bill do pass.

                       PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION

    The purpose of H.R. 3884 is to provide for the designation 
of the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 
615 East Houston Street, in San Antonio, Texas as the 
``Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse.''

                BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR THE LEGISLATION

    Judge Garcia was born December 4, 1925 in San Antonio, 
Texas. After serving in the Army from 1943 to 1945, Judge 
Garcia attended St. Mary's University School of Law where he 
graduated in 1951.
    In 1952, he became the assistant criminal attorney for 
Bexar County, Texas. Judge Garcia was appointed as a Judge to 
the County Court in 1964 and State District Court in 1975.
    In 1981, President Carter named Judge Garcia to the United 
States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
    Hipolito Garcia passed away January 12, 2002 in Austin, 
Texas.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Designation

    This section designates the Federal building and United 
States courthouse located at 615 East Houston Street, in San 
Antonio, Texas as the ``Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and 
United States Courthouse.''

Section 2. References

    This section clarifies that any reference in a law, map, 
regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
States to the building located at 615 East Houston Street, in 
San Antonio, Texas be deemed a reference to the ``Hipolito F. 
Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse.''

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    Mr. Gonzalez of Texas introduced H.R. 3884 on March 3, 
2004. On May 12, 2004, the Full Committee discharged the 
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and 
Emergency Management from further consideration. The Full 
Committee then considered H.R. 3884. A motion by Mr. 
LaTourette, to order H.R. 3884 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. 3884.

                             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 rollcall votes taken in conjunction with ordering H.R. 
3884 favorably 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, no 
statement of performance goals and objectives for this 
legislation are required as no funding is authorized.
    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. 
3884 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                      Washington, DC, May 13, 2004.
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 legislation as ordered reported by the 
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on May 12, 
2004:
           H.R. 3428, a bill to designate a portion of 
        the United States courthouse located at 2100 Jamieson 
        Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia, as the ``Justin W. 
        Williams United States Attorney's Building'';
           H.R. 3734, a bill to designate the federal 
        building located at Fifth and Richardson Avenues in 
        Roswell, New Mexico, as the ``Joe Skeen Federal 
        Building'';
           H.R. 3742, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse and post office building located at 
        93 Atocha Street in Ponce, Puerto Rico, as the ``Luis 
        A. Ferre United States Courthouse and Post Office 
        Building''; and
           H.R. 3884, a bill to designate the federal 
        building and United States courthouse located at 615 
        East Houston Street in San Antonio, Texas, as the 
        ``Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States 
        Courthouse.''
    CBO estimates that enactment of these bills would have no 
significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect 
direct spending or reveneues. 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,
                                         Elizabeth Robinson
                               (For Douglas Holtz-Eakin, 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).

                        PREEMPTION CLARIFICATION

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local or 
tribal law. The Committee states that H.R. 3884 does not 
preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are 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. 3884 makes no changes in existing law.