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114th Congress      }                              {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session        }                              {       114-90
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 TO DESIGNATE THE UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 700 GRANT STREET 
 IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, AS THE ``JOSEPH F. WEIS JR. UNITED STATES 
                              COURTHOUSE''

                                _______
                                

   April 23, 2015.--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. 1690]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 1690) to designate the United 
States courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, as the ``Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States 
Courthouse'', having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of 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
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. 1690 designates the United States courthouse located 
at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the 
``Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 1690 would designate the United States courthouse 
located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the 
``Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse''.
    Joseph F. Weis Jr. served as a federal judge on the United 
States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1973 until 
assuming senior status in 1988 and served in that capacity 
until his death in 2014. Prior to his appointment to the U.S. 
Court of Appeals, Judge Weis was appointed to the United States 
District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 
1970 to 1973. He was appointed to both judgeships by President 
Richard Nixon, and was confirmed by the Senate. Prior to his 
appointment to the federal bench, he served as a judge on the 
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County and was in the 
private practice of law. He attended Duquesne University and 
the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Judge Weis served 
as a captain in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, and 
is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 1690.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On March 26, 2015, Representative Michael Doyle (D-PA) 
introduced H.R. 1690, a bill to designate the United States 
courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, as the ``Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States 
Courthouse''.
    On April 15, 2015, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session. The Committee 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. 1690.

                      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. 1690 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, April 16, 2015.
Hon. Bill Shuster,
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 April 
15, 2015:
           H.R. 1690, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in 
        Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the ``Joseph F. Weis Jr. 
        United States Courthouse''; and
           H.R. 172, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 501 East Court Street in 
        Jackson, Mississippi, as the ``R. Jess Brown 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 CBO staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          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 700 Grant 
Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the ``Joseph F. Weis Jr. 
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.

                    DUPLICATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS

    Pursuant to section 3(g) of H. Res. 5, 114th Cong. (2015), 
the Committee finds that no provision of H.R. 1690 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(i) of H. Res. 5, Cong. (2015), the 
Committee finds that enacting H.R. 1690 does not direct the 
completion of a specific rule making 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. 1690 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

    This section designates the United States courthouse 
located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the 
``Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse''.

Section 2. References

    This section states that any reference in a law, map, 
regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United 
States to the United States courthouse referred to in section 1 
shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Joseph F. Weis Jr. 
United States Courthouse''.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 1690 makes no changes in existing law.

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