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112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    112-170

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            DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS NATIONAL MEMORIAL ACT

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   July 20, 2011.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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 Mr. Hastings of Washington, from the Committee on Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 320]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred the 
bill (H.R. 320) to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross 
National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, 
California, having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 320 is to designate a Distinguished 
Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in 
Riverside, California.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The March Field Air Museum has commenced work on a memorial 
in Riverside, California, to honor recipients of the U.S. Air 
Force's Distinguished Flying Cross, a medal awarded to members 
of the U.S. armed services who have demonstrated ``heroism or 
extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial 
flight.'' H.R. 320 would designate this memorial as the 
Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial. The bill 
specifies that the memorial would not become a unit of the 
National Park System, and states that the designation as a 
national memorial ``shall not be construed to require or permit 
federal funds'' to be spent on the memorial.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 320 was introduced on January 19, 2011, by Congressman 
Ken Calvert (R-CA). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. On May 4, 2011, 
the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands 
held a hearing on the bill. On June 15, 2011, the Full 
Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The Subcommittee 
on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged by 
unanimous consent. No amendments were offered and the bill was 
ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives by 
unanimous consent.

            COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and 
a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be 
incurred in carrying out this bill. However, clause 3(d)(2)(B) 
of that Rule provides that this requirement does not apply when 
the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted 
cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Under clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the following cost estimate for this bill from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

H.R. 320--Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act

    H.R. 320 would designate a memorial to members of the Armed 
Forces who have distinguished themselves in flight. The 
memorial, which would be located at the March Field Air Museum 
in Riverside, California, would not be a unit of the National 
Park System.
    Based on information provided by the National Park Service, 
CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 320 would have no effect 
on discretionary spending because the proposed memorial would 
not be constructed or operated with federal funds. Enacting the 
legislation would not affect revenues or direct spending; 
therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    H.R. 320 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Martin von 
Gnechten. The estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. Section 308(a) of Congressional Budget Act. As required 
by 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, this bill does not contain any new budget 
authority, spending authority, credit authority, or an increase 
or decrease in revenues or tax expenditures. CBO estimates that 
implementing H.R. 320 would have no effect on discretionary 
spending because the proposed memorial would not be constructed 
or operated with federal funds. Enacting the legislation would 
not affect revenues or direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-
go procedures do not apply.
    3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. This bill does 
not authorize funding and therefore, clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives does not 
apply.

                           EARMARK STATEMENT

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                PREEMPTION OF STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL LAW

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing 
law.