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113th Congress  }                                         {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session     }                                         {     113-610

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                   JAMES L. OBERSTAR MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

                                _______
                                

 November 12, 2014.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4926]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 4926) to designate the ``James L. 
Oberstar Memorial Highway'' and the ``James L. Oberstar 
National Scenic Byway'' in the State of Minnesota, having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon with amendments 
and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.





                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     2
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     2
Legislative History and Consideration............................     2
Committee Votes..................................................     3
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     3
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     3
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     4
Advisory of Earmarks.............................................     4
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     4
Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings..............................     4
Federal Mandate Statement........................................     4
Preemption Clarification.........................................     4
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     4
Applicability of Legislative Branch..............................     4
Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation.......................     5
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     5

    The amendments are as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. DESIGNATION.

  The segment of Interstate Route 35 between milepost 133 at Forest 
Lake, Minnesota, and milepost 259 at Duluth, Minnesota, shall be known 
and designated as the ``James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway''.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

  Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other 
record of the United States to the segment of Interstate Route 35 
referred to in section 1 shall be deemed to be a reference to the 
``James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway''.
    Amend the title so as to read:
    A bill to designate a segment of Interstate Route 35 in the 
State of Minnesota as the ``James L. Oberstar Memorial 
Highway''.

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H.R. 4926, as amended, designates the segment of Interstate 
Route 35 between milepost 133 at Forest Lake, Minnesota, and 
milepost 259 at Duluth, Minnesota, as the ``James L. Oberstar 
Memorial Highway''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    Congressman James Louis Oberstar was born Sept. 10, 1934, 
in Chisholm, a small city on the Iron Range of northeastern 
Minnesota. He was the son of an Iron Range miner. After 
graduating from Chisholm High School in 1952, he worked in the 
mines to pay for his education at the College of St. Thomas in 
St. Paul, where he graduated in 1956. He then received a 
master's degree in European studies from the College of Europe 
in Bruges, Belgium.
    Congressman Oberstar began his career on Capitol Hill in 
1963 as a staffer for his hometown Congressman, John Blatnik. 
He served on Congressman Blatnik's staff until 1974, when he 
was elected to represent the 8th Congressional District of 
Minnesota. He served as a Member of the U.S. House of 
Representatives for 36 years and was a Member of the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure for his entire tenure. He 
served as Chairman of the Committee from 2007 to 2011 and is 
the longest serving Minnesota Congressman in history. 
Congressman Oberstar died in his sleep on May 3, 2014.
    H.R. 4926, as amended, designates the segment of Interstate 
Route 35 between milepost 133 at Forest Lake, Minnesota, and 
milepost 259 at Duluth, Minnesota, as the ``James L. Oberstar 
Memorial Highway''.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 4926.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On June 20, 2014, Mr. Nolan (for himself, Mr. Walz, Mr. 
Paulsen, Mr. Ellison, Mrs. Bachmann, Ms. McCollum, Mr. 
Peterson, and Mr. Kline) introduced H.R. 4926. On September 17, 
2014, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure met in 
open session. The Committee considered one amendment offered by 
Representative Nolan (D-MN). The amendment was adopted by voice 
vote and the Committee ordered H.R. 4926, as amended, reported 
favorably to the House by voice vote with a quorum present.

                            COMMITTEE 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 record votes taken in connection 
with consideration of H.R. 4926, as amended.

                      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. 4926 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                Washington, DC, September 19, 2014.
Hon. Bill Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 4926, a bill to designate the ``James L. Oberstar 
Memorial Highway'' and the ``James L. Oberstar National Scenic 
Byway'' in the State of Minnesota, as ordered reported by the 
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on 
September 17, 2014.
    CBO estimates that enacting this 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. H.R. 4926 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.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Sarah Puro.
            Sincerely,
                                              Douglas W. Elmendorf.

                    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 goals and objective of this legislation, as 
amended, is to name a segment of Interstate Route 35 after 
James L. Oberstar.

                          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, as amended, includes an earmark, limited 
tax benefit, or limited tariff benefit under clause 9(e), 9(f), 
or 9(g) of rule XXI.

                    DUPLICATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS

    Pursuant to section 3(j) of H. Res. 5, 113th Cong. (2013), 
the Committee finds that no provision of H.R. 4926, as amended, 
establishes or reauthorizes a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another federal program, a program 
that was included in any report from the Government 
Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of 
Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a program 
identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance.

                  DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTED RULE MAKINGS

    Pursuant to section 3(k) of H. Res. 5, 113th Cong. (2013), 
the Committee estimates that enacting H.R. 4926, as amended, 
would not result in the completion of a rulemaking within the 
meaning of section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

                       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 (Public Law 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. 4926, 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, as amended.

                  APPLICABILITY OF LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    The Committee finds that the legislation, as amended, 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).

               SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION

Section 1. Designation.

    H.R. 4296, as amended, designates the segment of Interstate 
Route 35 between milepost 133 at Forest Lake, Minnesota, and 
milepost 259 at Duluth, Minnesota, as the ``James L. Oberstar 
Memorial Highway''.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 4926, as amended, does not amend existing law.

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