H. Rept. 113-97 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)
June 05, 2013, As Reported by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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House Report 113-97 - PATRICIA CLARK BOSTON AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER




[House Report 113-97]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     113-97

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         PATRICIA CLARK BOSTON AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER

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June 5, 2013.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1092]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 1092) to designate the air route 
traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the 
``Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center,'' 
having considered the same, report favorably thereon without 
amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     2
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
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     3
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.......................     4
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     4

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H.R. 1092 would designate the air route traffic control 
center, located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the ``Patricia 
Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center.''

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 1092 would designate the air traffic control center, 
located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the ``Patricia Clark 
Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center.''
    To commemorate the Federal Aviation Administration's Boston 
Air Route Traffic Control Center's 50th anniversary, the 
employees decided to name the tower after an employee, Patricia 
Clark, who has worked there since the Center's opening in 1963. 
Patricia Clark is an exemplary federal employee, and due to her 
dedication and impressive length of Federal service, her 
colleagues and Congress believe it appropriate to name the 
Center in her honor.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 1092.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On March 12, 2013, Representative Ann M. Kuster introduced 
H.R. 1092, a bill to designate the air route traffic control 
center, located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the ``Patricia 
Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center.''
    On May 16, 2013, 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 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. 1092 or ordering the measure 
reported. A motion to order H.R. 1092 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. 1092 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                      Washington, DC, May 17, 2013.
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. 1092, a bill to designate the air route traffic 
control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the 
``Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center'' as 
ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure on May 16, 2013.
    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. The bill contains 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,
                                              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 goal and objective of this legislation is to 
designate the air route traffic control center, located in 
Nashua, New Hampshire, and all subsequent air traffic control 
centers at this location, as the ``Patricia Clark Boston Air 
Route Traffic Control Center.''

                          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.

                    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. 1092 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. 1092 does not 
specifically direct the completion of any specific rule makings 
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. 1092 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 (Public Law 
104-1).

               SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION

Section 1. Designation of Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic 
        Control Center

    Section 1 designates the air route traffic control center 
located in Nashua, New Hampshire and any successor center at 
that location to be known as the ``Patricia Clark Boston Air 
Route Traffic Control Center.'' Any reference in law, map, 
regulation, document or other record of the United States of 
the air route traffic control center in Nashua, New Hampshire 
will be understood to be a reference to the ``Patricia Clark 
Air Route Traffic Control Center.''

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 1092 makes no changes in existing law.