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115th Congress    }                                 {         Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                 {         115-819

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 J. MARVIN JONES FEDERAL BUILDING AND MARY LOU ROBINSON UNITED STATES 
                               COURTHOUSE

                                _______
                                

   July 16, 2018.--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. 5772]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 5772) to designate the J. Marvin 
Jones Federal Building and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, as 
the ``J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson 
United States Courthouse'', 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..................................     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.......................     4
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     5

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H.R. 5772 designates the J. Marvin Jones Federal Building 
and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, as the ``J. Marvin Jones 
Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States 
Courthouse''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    Judge Mary Lou Robinson was born in Dodge City, Kansas in 
1926. Judge Robinson received her bachelor's degree from the 
University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from University 
of Texas School of Law. After several years of private 
practice, she was elected to the Potter County Court from 1955 
to 1958. She was a judge on the 108th District Court of Texas 
in Amarillo from 1961 to 1973. From 1973 to 1979, Judge 
Robinson was a Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals for the 
7th Supreme Judicial District of Texas where she served as 
Chief Justice from 1977 to 1979.
    In February of 1979, Judge Robinson was nominated by 
President Jimmy Carter to the United States District Court for 
the Northern District of Texas. She assumed senior status in 
February, 2016, and inactive senior status in May 2018.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 5772.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On May 10, 2018, Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) 
introduced H.R. 5772 designating the J. Marvin Jones Federal 
Building and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, as the ``J. Marvin 
Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States 
Courthouse''. The bill was referred solely to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure.
    On June 27, 2018, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session. The Committee ordered the 
bill reported favorably to the House without amendment 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. 5772.

                      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. 5772 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                      Washington, DC, July 9, 2018.
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 bills ordered reported by the House 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on June 27, 
2018:
     H.R. 3460, a bill to designate the United States 
courthouse located at 323 East Chapel Hill Street in Durham, 
North Carolina, as the ``John Hervey Wheeler United States 
Courthouse''; and
     H.R. 5772, a bill to designate the J. Marvin Jones 
Federal Building and Courthouse located in Amarillo, Texas, as 
the ``J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson 
United States Courthouse.''
    CBO estimates that enacting the bills 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 also estimates that enacting the bills would not 
increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of 
the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
    The bills contain no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                             Mark P. Hadley
                                        (For 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 J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Courthouse 
in Amarillo, Texas, as the ``J. Marvin Jones Federal Building 
and Mary Lou Robinson 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 of rule XIII of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision of 
H.R. 5772 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. 5772 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. 5772 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 J. Marvin Jones Federal Building 
and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, as the ``J. Marvin Jones 
Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson 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 ``J. Marvin Jones Federal 
Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse''.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 5772 makes no changes in existing law.

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