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112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-614

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               ROBERT BOOCHEVER UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

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   July 19, 2012.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4347]

     [Including cost estimate of the Coongressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 4347) to designate the United 
States courthouse located at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, 
Alaska, as the ``Robert Boochever United States Courthouse'', 
having considered the same, report favorably thereon without 
amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of the Legislation.......................................     1
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     2
Legislative History and Consideration............................     2
Committee Votes..................................................     2
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     2
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     2
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     3
Advisory of Earmarks.............................................     3
Federal Mandate Statement........................................     3
Preemption Clarification.........................................     4
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     4
Applicability to the Legislative Branch..........................     4
Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation.......................     4
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     4

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H.R. 4347 would designate the United States courthouse 
located at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska, as the 
``Robert Boochever United States Courthouse.''

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 4347 would designate the United States courthouse 
located at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska, as the 
``Robert Boochever United States Courthouse.''
    Judge Boochever was born on October 2, 1917 in New York 
City, New York. He attended Cornell University where he 
received his B.A. and LL.D. During World War II, he served as a 
Captain in the United States Army Infantry. After the war, he 
was an assistant United States Attorney in Juneau, Alaska from 
1946 to 1947 and then in private practice until 1972.
    In 1972, Judge Boochever was appointed to the Alaska 
Supreme Court and served as chief justice for three years from 
1975 to 1978. And, in 1980, Judge Boochever was appointed by 
President Jimmy Carter to the United States Court of Appeals 
for the 9th Circuit. He assumed senior status in 1986 and 
served in that capacity until his death in 2011.
    H.R. 4347 is intended to name the U.S. Courthouse portion 
of the federal building located in Juneau, Alaska.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 4347.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On March 30, 2012, Representative Don Young introduced H.R. 
4347, a bill to designate the United States courthouse located 
at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska, as the ``Robert 
Boochever United States Courthouse''.
    On June 7, 2012, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session, and ordered the bill 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote with a quorum 
present.

                            COMMITTEE 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 record votes taken in connection with consideration of 
H.R. 4347, or ordering the bill reported. A motion to order 
H.R. 4347 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.

               NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY AND TAX EXPENDITURES

    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.

               CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE

    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. 4347 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, June 11, 2012.
Hon. John L. Mica,
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 June 7, 
2012:
           H.R. 3742, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 100 North Church Street in 
        Las Cruces, New Mexico, as the ``Edwin L. Mechem United 
        Courthouse''; and
           H.R. 4347, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 709 West 9th Street in 
        Juneau, Alaska, as the ``Robert Boochever United States 
        Courthouse.''
    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 do 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 CB0 staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                      Douglas W. Elmendorf,
                                                          Director.

                    PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goal and objective of this legislation is to 
designate the United States courthouse located at 709 West 9th 
Street in Juneau, Alaska, as the ``Robert Boochever United 
States Courthouse''.

                          ADVISORY OF EARMARKS

    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. No 
provision in the bill includes an earmark, limited tax benefit, 
or limited tariff benefit under clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI.

                       FEDERAL MANDATE 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. 4347 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 OF 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).

               SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION

Section 1. Designation

    Section 1 designates the United States courthouse located 
at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska, as the ``Robert 
Boochever United States Courthouse''.

Section 2. References

    Section 2 indicates that any reference in a law, map, 
regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
States to the courthouse referred to in section 1 shall be 
deemed to be a reference to the ``Robert Boochever United 
States Courthouse''.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 4347 makes no changes in existing law.