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115th Congress    }                                    {        Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                    {      115-1021

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TO DESIGNATE THE FEDERAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 2110 FIRST STREET IN FORT 
    MYERS, FLORIDA, AS THE ``GEORGE W. WHITEHURST FEDERAL BUILDING''

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 November 13, 2018.--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. 6622]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 6622) to designate the Federal 
building located at 2110 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida, 
as the ``George W. Whitehurst Federal Building'', 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.....................................     5
Applicability of Legislative Branch..............................     5
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 Federal building and United States courthouse located at 2110 
First Street in Fort Myers, Florida, shall be known and designated as 
the ``George W. Whitehurst Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse''.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

  Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other 
record of the United States to the Federal building and United States 
courthouse referred to in section 1 shall be deemed to be a reference 
to the ``George W. Whitehurst Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse''.

    Amend the title so as to read: A bill to designate the 
Federal building located at 2110 First Street in Fort Myers, 
Florida, as the ``George W. Whitehurst Federal Building and 
United States Courthouse''.

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H.R. 6622, as amended, designates the Federal building 
located at 2110 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida, as the 
``George W. Whitehurst Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 6622 designates the Federal building located at 2110 
First Street in Fort Myers, Florida, as the ``George W. 
Whitehurst Federal Building and United States Courthouse''.
    Judge George William Whitehurst was born in Wauchula, 
Florida, in 1891. He received his Bachelor of Law degree from 
the University of Florida College of Law before becoming a 
County Judge in De Soto County, Florida, from 1917 to 1919. 
After serving on the county bench, Whitehurst then served on 
the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida until 1947.
    On January 30, 1950, Judge Whitehurst was nominated by 
President Harry S. Truman to joint appointments on the United 
States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and 
the Southern District of Florida. He was confirmed by the 
United States Senate on February 21, 1950, and would sit on the 
bench until he assumed senior status on June 30, 1961, serving 
in that capacity until his death on January 13, 1974.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 6622, as amended.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On July 26, 2018, Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL) 
introduced H.R. 6622, a bill to designate the Federal building 
located at 2110 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida, as the 
``George W. Whitehurst Federal Building''. The bill was 
referred solely to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure.
    On September 27, 2018, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session. An amendment was offered by 
Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA) and adopted by the Committee by 
voice vote. The amendment makes a technical change that 
reflects the fact that the building is both a Federal building 
and a U.S. courthouse. The Committee ordered the bill, 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 recorded votes taken in connection 
with consideration of H.R. 6622, 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. 6622, as amended, 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                   Washington, DC, October 2, 2018.
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. 6622, a bill to designate the federal building 
located at 2110 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida, as the 
``George W. Whitehurst Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse,'' as ordered reported by the House Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure on September 27, 2018.
    CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would have no 
significant effect on the federal budget and would not affect 
direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go 
procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting the 
legislation would not increase net direct spending or on-budget 
deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods 
beginning in 2029.
    The bill 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 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 Federal building located at 2110 First Street in 
Fort Myers, Florida, as the ``George W. Whitehurst Federal 
Building and 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 clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision 
of H.R. 6622 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(i) of H. Res. 5, 115th Cong. (2017), 
the Committee finds that enacting H.R. 6622, as amended, 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. 6622, 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.

                  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

    Section 1 designates the Federal building and United States 
courthouse located at 2110 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida, 
as the ``George W. Whitehurst Federal Building and United 
States Courthouse''.

Section. 2. References

    Section 2 deems any reference in a law, map, regulation, 
document, paper, or other record of the United States to the 
Federal building and United States courthouse referred to in 
section 1 as a reference to the ``George W. Whitehurst Federal 
Building and United States Courthouse''.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 6622, as amended, makes no changes in existing law.

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