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115th Congress      }                                        {     Report
                           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session         }                                        {    115-533

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               NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO FALLEN EDUCATORS ACT

                                _______
                                

January 29, 2018.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 2711]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 2711) to designate a National Memorial to Fallen 
Educators at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, 
Kansas, having considered the same, report favorably thereon 
with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do 
pass.
    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``National Memorial to Fallen Educators 
Act''.

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION.

  (a) In General.--The memorial to fallen educators located at the 
National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas, is designated as the 
``National Memorial to Fallen Educators''.
  (b) Effect of Designation.--The national memorial designated by this 
section is not a unit of the National Park System and the designation 
of the National Memorial to Fallen Educators shall not require or 
permit Federal funds to be expended for any purpose related to that 
national memorial.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 2711 is to designate a National 
Memorial to Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of 
Fame in Emporia, Kansas.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    From 1764 to the present, 119 educators in the United 
States have lost their lives while performing their 
professional duties. The United States currently lacks a 
national memorial dedicated to fallen educators. A memorial at 
the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas, was 
dedicated on June 12, 2014, to honor educators who have lost 
their lives in the line of professional service. This 
legislation designates that particular memorial as the 
``National Memorial to Fallen Educators.'' Passage of this bill 
provides for this honorary name designation only, and does not 
transfer responsibilities for its upkeep or management to the 
National Park Service, nor may federal funds be used in 
relation to the memorial.
    The Senate passed an identical companion measure, S. 167, 
authored by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) by voice vote on 
December 21, 2017.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 2711 was introduced on May 25, 2017, by Congressman 
Roger W. Marshall (R-KS). The bill was referred to the 
Committee on Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the 
Subcommittee on Federal Lands. On January 10, 2018, the Natural 
Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The Subcommittee 
was discharged by unanimous consent. Congressman Rob Bishop (R-
UT) offered an amendment designated #1; it was adopted by 
unanimous consent. No additional amendments were offered, and 
the bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

            COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation and the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974. With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) and 
(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives 
and sections 308(a) and 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Committee has received the enclosed cost estimate for 
the bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                  Washington, DC, January 26, 2018.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 2711, the National 
Memorial to Fallen Educators Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Janani 
Shankaran.
            Sincerely,
                                      Keith Hall, Director.
    Enclosure.

H.R. 2711--National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act

    H.R. 2711 would designate the memorial to fallen educators 
located at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, 
Kansas, as a national memorial. The memorial would not become a 
unit of the National Park System. Using information from the 
National Park Service, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 
2711 would have no effect on the federal budget because the 
bill would prohibit federal funds from being used to operate 
the memorial.
    Enacting H.R. 2711 would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2711 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    H.R. 2711 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    On April 10, 2017, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 
167, the National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act, as ordered 
reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources on March 30, 2017. The two bills are identical and 
CBO's estimates of their budgetary effects are the same.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Janani 
Shankaran. The estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to designate a National Memorial to 
Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 
Emporia, Kansas.

                           EARMARK STATEMENT

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       COMPLIANCE WITH H. RES. 5

    Directed Rule Making. This bill does not contain any 
directed rule makings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                PREEMPTION OF STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL LAW

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing 
law.