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111th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     111-414

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              CHANEY, GOODMAN, SCHWERNER FEDERAL BUILDING

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 February 22, 2010.--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. 3562]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 3562) to designate the Federal 
building under construction at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, 
Mississippi, as the ``Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Federal 
Building'', having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon with amendments and recommend that the bill as amended 
do pass.
    The amendments are as follows:
    Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. BUILDING DESIGNATION.

    The Administrator of General Services shall ensure that the 
federally occupied building located at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, 
Mississippi, is known and designated as the ``James Chaney, Andrew 
Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal Building''.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

    With respect to the period in which the building referred to in 
section 1 is federally occupied, any reference in a law, map, 
regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to 
that building shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``James Chaney, 
Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal Building''.

    Amend the title so as to read:

    A bill to designate the federally occupied building located at 1220 
Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the ``James Chaney, Andrew 
Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal Building''.

                       PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION

    H.R. 3562, as amended, designates the federally occupied 
building located at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, 
Mississippi, as the ``James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael 
Schwerner Federal Building''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The bill designates the federally occupied building located 
at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the ``James 
Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal 
Building''.
    James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were 
civil rights activists who were lynched in the summer of 1964 
while attempting to organize and to register African American 
voters in Mississippi. On June 21, 1964, the three men drove to 
Longdale, Mississippi, to investigate the site of a burned 
church in Neshoba County. They were arrested by the Neshoba 
County police as they were leaving the site and were held by 
the police for several hours. They were later released only to 
be rearrested shortly thereafter. After the second arrest, 
Deputy Sheriff Cecil Price turned the three civil rights 
activists over to local members of the Ku Klux Klan. On August 
4, 1964, their bodies were found buried in an earthen dam near 
Philadelphia, Mississippi.
    These events sparked a great public uproar and led 
President Lyndon B. Johnson to direct Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI) Director J. Edgar Hoover to open the 
Jackson Division of the FBI. The FBI flooded the state with 
agents in an attempt to solve the crime. The FBI eventually 
arrested 18 suspects on Federal conspiracy charges in the 
murder of these civil rights activists.
    These young men were courageous in the face of the 
adversity during the push for civil rights in Mississippi 
during the summer of 1964. It is both fitting and proper that 
we honor their sacrifices with the designation of the Jackson, 
Mississippi FBI field office as the ``James Chaney, Andrew 
Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal Building''.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Designation

    Section 1 designates the federally occupied building 
located at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the 
``James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal 
Building''.

Sec. 2. References

    Section 2 states that during the period that the building 
referred to in section 1 is federally occupied, any reference 
in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of 
the United States to that building shall be deemed to be a 
reference to the ``James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael 
Schwerner Federal Building''.

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On September 14, 2009, Representative Bennie Thompson 
introduced H.R. 3562. This bill has not been introduced in a 
previous Congress. On January 27, 2010, the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure met in open session to 
consider H.R. 3562. The Committee adopted an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute to the bill by voice vote. The Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure ordered H.R. 3562, as 
amended, reported favorably to the House by voice vote with a 
quorum present.

                              RECORD VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each recorded 
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. 3562, or ordering the bill, as 
amended, reported. A motion to order H.R. 3562, as amended, 
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 
section 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 federally occupied building located at 1220 
Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the ``James Chaney, 
Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal Building''.
    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. 
3562, as amended, from the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                  Washington, DC, January 28, 2010.
Hon. James L. Oberstar,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 3562, a bill to designate the federally occupied 
building located at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, 
Mississippi, as the ``James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael 
Schwerner Federal Building,'' as ordered reported by the House 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on January 27, 
2010.
    CBO estimates that enactment of this legislation would have 
no significant impact on the federal budget and would not 
affect direct spending or revenues. The bill contains 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,
                                              Douglas W. Elmendorf.

                     COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XXI

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee is required to include a list 
of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits, as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. H.R. 
3562, as amended, does not contain any earmarks, limited tax 
benefits, or limited tariff benefits under clause 9(e), 9(f), 
or 9(g) of rule XXI.

                   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 (P.L. 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. 3562, as amended, 
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 (P.L. 104-1).

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 3562, as amended, makes no changes in existing law.