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111th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     111-611

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                  RAY DAVES AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER

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 September 20, 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. 5591]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 5591) to designate the facility of 
the Federal Aviation Administration located at Spokane 
International Airport in Spokane, Washington, as the ``Ray 
Daves Air Traffic Control Tower'', 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. DESIGNATION.

  The airport traffic control tower located at Spokane International 
Airport in Spokane, Washington, and any successor airport traffic 
control tower at that location, shall be known and designated as the 
``Ray Daves Airport Traffic Control Tower''.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

  Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other 
record of the United States to the airport traffic control tower 
referred to in section 1 shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Ray 
Daves Airport Traffic Control Tower''.

  Amend the title so as to read:

      A bill to designate the airport traffic control tower 
located at Spokane International Airport in Spokane, 
Washington, as the ``Ray Daves Airport Traffic Control Tower''.

                       PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION

    H.R. 5591, as amended, designates the Federal Aviation 
Administration airport traffic control tower located at the 
Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Washington, as the 
``Ray Daves Air Traffic Control Tower''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    Ray Daves was a radioman for the U.S. Navy at the Pacific 
Fleet Headquarters in Oahu, Hawaii, during the Japanese attack 
on Pearl Harbor. During the attack, Daves carried ammunition to 
a machine gun that was firing at enemy planes over Pearl 
Harbor. Daves was wounded by shrapnel during the bombing when a 
plane exploded near his location. He later volunteered for 
service aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown, an aircraft carrier, where 
he was assigned to the emergency radio room. He was present 
during the Battle of the Coral Sea and the sinking of the 
U.S.S. Yorktown during the Battle of Midway in 1942. In 1943, 
he was an air traffic controller at Cold Bay, Alaska, for the 
Navy's air fields in the Aleutian Islands and flew ``second 
seat'' as gunner for aerial search-and-destroy missions against 
Japanese submarines in Alaskan waters. In 1944, Daves served as 
a liaison for the Soviet Air Force pilots who acquired U.S. 
bombers and fighter planes for the war in Europe. Daves taught 
at the Navy's school for radiomen in Gulfport, Mississippi, 
from 1945 until the end of the war.
    When World War II was over, Daves became a civilian air 
traffic controller at Geiger Field, later known as the Spokane 
International Airport, in Spokane, Washington. He worked as an 
air traffic controller at the airport from 1946 to 1974. 
Currently, Daves volunteers by educating other veterans about 
the Honor Flight program, which helps World War II veterans 
visit the memorial in their honor in Washington, D.C.
    The airport traffic control tower is currently called the 
Spokane International Airport Traffic Control Tower.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Designation

    Section 1 designates the facility of the Federal Aviation 
Administration airport traffic control tower located at the 
Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Washington, as the 
``Ray Daves Air Traffic Control Tower.''

Section 2. References

    This section designates that any reference in a law, map, 
regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
States to the facility referred to in section 1 shall be deemed 
to be a reference to the ``Ray Daves Air Traffic Control 
Tower''.

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduced this bill 
on June 24, 2010. This bill has not been introduced in a 
previous Congress.
    On July 29, 2010, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session to consider H.R. 5591. The 
Committee adopted an amendment in the nature of a substitute to 
the bill by voice vote with a quorum present. The Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure ordered H.R. 5591, as 
amended, reported favorably to the House by a 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.R. 5591 or ordering the bill reported. 
A motion to order H.R. 5591, 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 this 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 objectives of this legislation are to 
name the airport traffic control tower located at the Spokane 
International Airport in Spokane, Washington, as the ``Ray 
Daves Air Traffic Control Tower''.
    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. 
5591, as amended, from the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office.

                                                    August 3, 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 the following legislation ordered reported by the 
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on July 
29, 2010:
           H.R. 4387, a bill to designate the federal 
        building located at 100 North Palafox Street in 
        Pensacola, Florida, as the ``Winston E. Arnow Federal 
        Building'';
           H.R. 5651, a bill to designate the federal 
        building and United States courthouse located at 515 
        9th Street in Rapid City, South Dakota, as the ``Andrew 
        W. Bogue Federal Building and United States 
        Courthouse'';
           H.R. 5706, a bill to designate the building 
        occupied by the Government Printing Office located at 
        31451 East United Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado, as the 
        ``Frank Evans Government Printing Office Building'';
           H.R. 5773, a bill to redesignate the federal 
        building located at 6401 Security Boulevard in 
        Baltimore, Maryland, commonly known as the Social 
        Security Operations Building, as the ``Robert M. Ball 
        Federal Building''; and
           H.R. 5591, a bill to designate the airport 
        traffic control tower located at Spokane International 
        Airport in Spokane, Washington, as the ``Ray Daves 
        Airport Traffic Control Tower.''
    CBO estimates that enacting those pieces of legislation 
would have no significant impact on the federal budget and 
would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-
as-you-go procedures would not apply. The 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,
                                         Robert A. Sunshine
                              (For Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director).

                     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. 
5591, 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. 5591, 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. 5591, as amended, makes no changes in existing law.