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110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     110-895

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                   JUANITA MILLENDER-MCDONALD HIGHWAY

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 September 27, 2008.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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Mr. Oberstar, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4131]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 4131) to designate a portion of 
California State Route 91 located in Los Angeles County, 
California, as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald Highway'', 
having considered the same, report favorably thereon without 
amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                       PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION

    H.R. 4131 designates the portion of California State Route 
91 located in Los Angeles County, California, from post mile 
10.4 to post mile 11.1, as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald 
Highway''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    This legislation designates the portion of California State 
Route 91 located in Los Angeles County, California, as the 
``Juanita Millender-McDonald Highway''.
    This designation is fitting tribute to the late 
Congresswoman Millender-McDonald. Congresswoman Millender-
McDonald's distinguished career in public office began on the 
City Council of Carson, California. She served in the 
California State Assembly from 1993 to 1996, before being 
elected to the House of Representatives where she represented 
California's 37th Congressional District from 1996 until her 
untimely passing in 2007. In the course of her tenure in 
Congress, she earned the honor of becoming the first African-
American woman to chair a full House Committee, the Committee 
on House Administration.
    Congresswoman Millender-McDonald's many legislative 
achievements include the establishment of the first Memorial 
Day tribute to women in the military at Arlington National 
Cemetery; and the founding of the League of African-American 
Women. She was also known for her commitment to protecting 
international human rights, and worked tirelessly to aid 
victims of genocide and human trafficking around the globe.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

    H.R. 4131 designates the portion of California State Route 
91 located in Los Angeles County, California, from post mile 
10.4 to post mile 11.1, as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald 
Highway''.

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On November 9, 2007, Representative Laura Richardson 
introduced H.R. 4131.
    On July 31, 2008, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session to consider H.R. 4131. The 
bill was ordered reported favorably to the House by voice vote 
with a quorum present.

                              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 consideration 
of H.R. 4131 or ordering the bill reported. A motion to order 
H.R. 4131 reported favorably to the House was agreed to by 
voice vote with a quorum present.

                      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 in the report.
    2. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goals and objective of this legislation are to 
designate the portion of California State Route 91 located in 
Los Angeles County, California, from post mile 10.4 to post 
mile 11.1, as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald Highway''.
    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 enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4131 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:
                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, August 1, 2008.
Hon. James L. Oberstar,
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 July 
31, 2008:
     H.R. 4131, a bill to designate a portion of 
California State Route 91 located in Los Angeles County, 
California, as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald Highway'';
     S. 2403, an act to designate the United States 
courthouse, located in the 700 block of East Broad Street, 
Richmond, Virginia, as the ``Spottswood W. Robinson III and 
Robert R. Merhige Jr. United States Courthouse'';
     S. 3009, an act to designate the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation building under construction in Omaha, Nebraska, 
as the ``J. James Exon Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Building''; and
     S. 2837, an act to designate the United States 
courthouse located at 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New 
York, as the ``Theodore Roosevelt United States Courthouse.''
    CBO estimates that enactment of those pieces of legislation 
would have no significant impact on the federal budget and 
would not affect direct spending or revenues. Those 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,
                                          Peter H. Fontaine
                                   (For Peter R. Orszag, Director).

                     COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XXI

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, H.R. 4131 does not contain any 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(d), 9(e), or 9(f) of rule XXI 
of the Rules of the House of Representatives.

                   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. 4131 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. 4131 makes no changes in existing law.