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111th Congress                                                   Report
  2d Session              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES              111-541
                                                      
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CONGRATULATING THE COMMANDANT OF THE COAST GUARD AND THE SUPERINTENDENT 
OF THE COAST GUARD ACADEMY AND ITS STAFF FOR 100 YEARS OF OPERATION OF 
   THE COAST GUARD ACADEMY IN NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, AND FOR OTHER 
                                PURPOSES 

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   July 15, 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. Con. Res. 258]

  The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 258) 
congratulating the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the 
Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy and its staff for 100 
years of operation of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, 
Connecticut, and for other purposes, having considered the 
same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend 
that the concurrent resolution be agreed to.

                       PURPOSE OF THE RESOLUTION

    H. Con. Res. 258 honors and congratulates the Commandant of 
the Coast Guard and the Superintendent of the Coast Guard 
Academy and its staff for 100 years of operation of the Coast 
Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. The resolution honors 
the long history of the Coast Guard Academy for its commitment 
to education and excellence.

                   BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR RESOLUTION

    The School of Instruction to the U.S. Revenue Cutter 
Academy was established at Fort Trumbull in New London, 
Connecticut, in 1910. It became known as the Coast Guard 
Academy in 1915, after the consolidation of the Life Saving 
Service and the Revenue Cutter Service formed the modern U.S. 
Coast Guard. The Academy moved to the banks of the Thames River 
in 1932 where it presently operates.
    For 100 years, the Coast Guard has trained and shaped the 
leadership of the Coast Guard through extensive training in 
character, loyalty, physical fitness, leadership, and education 
to fulfill the many critical roles that the Coast Guard plays 
to secure the freedom of America and its citizens and to ensure 
the safety of our maritime transportation network. Today, the 
Academy provides a rigorous and holistic education.
    The Academy has become an integral part of the Connecticut 
community and its students and faculty have provided 
partnerships to the families of New London, Connecticut, by 
participating in service projects throughout the region and 
working with the public school system to promote the importance 
of the Coast Guard and maritime transportation in American 
society.
    The former German Navy training vessel HORST WESSEL was 
acquired by the United States after World War II for use by the 
Coast Guard. The Coast Guard renamed it the EAGLE and it 
travels the world displaying the superior workmanship of the 
Coast Guard and as a training ship for cadets. The EAGLE 
provides hands-on training in an environment that is rich in 
history and national service.
    Recently, the Academy has implemented a strategic plan for 
diversity and preparedness in the 21st Century. The Academy is 
committed to achieving the outcomes outlined in its 2010 
strategic plan and meeting all objectives of the Academy's 
strategic academic goals. The Academy will continue to focus on 
well-educated, well-rounded, technically focused, diverse 
graduates.
    The graduating class of 2014, which enters the Academy in 
2010, is the second most diverse class of cadets the Academy 
has ever enrolled. The minority representation of the class of 
2014, which includes 290 students, is 23 percent. The Academy 
is committed to ensuring the student body reflects the 
diversity of the United States and to educating a thriving 
class of future officers from all backgrounds that the country 
has to offer. The Academy is a unique educational institution 
that provides first-class training for all cadets who enter the 
society of Coast Guard Academy graduates.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

    H. Con. Res. 258 honors the long and proud heritage of the 
Coast Guard Academy, which was founded in 1910 as the School of 
Instruction to the U.S. Revenue Cutter Academy. The resolution 
honors the Commandant and Superintendent of the Coast Guard 
Academy for the commitment to excellence that the Academy has 
shown over the past 100 years.
    The resolution honors each and every one of the cadets. 
Upon graduating from the Academy and their receipt of 
commissions as officers in the U.S. Coast Guard, these students 
will carry out the many responsibilities given to the Coast 
Guard including: search and rescue; marine safety; ports, 
waterways and coastal security; illegal drug interdiction; 
undocumented migrant interdiction; defense readiness; marine 
environmental protection; living marine resources law 
enforcement; aids-to-navigation and waterways management; 
domestic and polar ice operations; and other law enforcement 
responsibilities.

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On March 25, 2010, Representative Joe Courtney introduced 
H. Con. Res. 258.
    On July 1, 2010, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session to consider H. Con. Res. 
258. The Committee ordered H. Con. Res. 258 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 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. Con. Res. 258 or ordering the 
resolution reported. A motion to order H. Con. Res. 258 
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

    With respect to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee references the 
Committee Cost Estimate, included below.

                    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 Committee Cost Estimate, 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 resolution contains no measure that 
authorizes funding, so no statement of general performance and 
objectives for any measure that 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, a cost 
estimate from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office 
is not available.

                        COMMITTEE COST ESTIMATE

    H. Con. Res. 258 does not authorize or make available any 
new budget authority, nor does it cause any increase in direct 
spending, or decrease in revenues. Therefore, the Committee 
estimates that H. Con. Res. 258 would have no effect on the 
Federal budget.

                     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), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. H. Con. 
Res. 258 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 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, H. Con. Res. 258 is a resolution of the 
House of Representatives, and therefore does not have the force 
of law. As such, clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII does not apply.

                       FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT

    H. Con. Res. 258 contains no Federal mandates.

                        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. Con. Res. 258 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 resolution 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. Con. Res. 258 makes no changes in existing law.