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115th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                     {       115-86

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 AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR THE GREATER WASHINGTON 
                             SOAP BOX DERBY

                                _______
                                

   April 6, 2017.--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. Con. Res. 36]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 36) 
authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater 
Washington Soap Box Derby, having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the 
concurrent resolution be agreed to.

                                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

    House Concurrent Resolution 36 authorizes the use of the 
Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The Greater Washington Soap Box Derby occurs annually on 
the Capitol Grounds. The Soap Box Derby allows children to 
demonstrate their dedication, work, and creativity as they 
compete for trophies.
    The first official All-American Soap Box Derby was held in 
Dayton, Ohio in 1934 and moved to Akron, Ohio the following 
year. The Soap Box Derby continued until the beginning of World 
War II, and after a break resumed in 1946. While initially the 
Soap Box Derby was only open to boys, in 1971, girls also began 
racing.
    The Greater Washington Soap Box Derby is one of many local 
races that will qualify winning competitors to participate in 
the National Soap Box Derby in Ohio.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H. Con. Res. 36.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On March 20, 2017, Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) 
introduced H. Con. Res. 36 authorizing the use of the Capitol 
Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby.
    On March 29, 2017, 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 recorded votes taken in connection 
with consideration of H. Con. Res. 36.

                      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. Con. Res. 36 from 
the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, April 4, 2017.
Hon. Bill Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H. Con. Res. 36, a 
concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the Capitol 
Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby.
    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.
    Enclosure.

H. Con. Res. 36--A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the 
        Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby

    H. Con. Res. 36 would authorize the Greater Washington Soap 
Box Derby Association to use the Capitol grounds on June 17, 
2017, or on such a date as the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration may jointly designate. Because the association 
would assume responsibility for all expenses and liabilities 
associated with the event, CBO estimates that passage of H. 
Con. Res. 36 would result in no significant cost to the federal 
government.
    Because final passage of the legislation would not affect 
direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go procedures do not 
apply.
    CBO estimates that H. Con. Res. 36 would not increase net 
direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Matthew 
Pickford. This estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                    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 
authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater 
Washington Soap Box Derby.

                          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. Con. Res. 36 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. Con. Res. 36 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. Con. Res. 36 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. Use of the Capitol Grounds for Soap Box Derby Races

    Section 1 authorizes the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby 
Association to sponsor a public event--the soap box derby 
races--on the Capitol Grounds on June 17, 2017, or on such 
other date as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and 
the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration jointly 
designate.

Section 2. Terms and conditions

    Section 2 requires the event to be free of admission charge 
and open to the public and arranged to not interfere with the 
needs of Congress. This section also makes clear the sponsor of 
the event shall assume full responsibility for all expenses and 
liabilities incident to all activities associated with the 
event.

Section 3. Event preparations

    Section 3 authorizes the sponsor, subject to the approval 
of the Architect of the Capitol, to erect upon the Capitol 
Grounds such stage, sound amplification devices, and other 
related structures and equipment, as may be required for the 
event.

Section 4. Additional arrangements

    Section 4 authorizes the Architect of the Capitol and the 
Capitol Police Board to make such additional arrangements as 
may be required to carry out the event.

Section 5. Enforcement of restrictions

    Section 5 requires the Capitol Police Board to enforce all 
of the restrictions contained in section 5104(c) of title 40, 
United States Code, concerning sales, advertisements, displays, 
and solicitations on the Capitol Grounds, as well as other 
restrictions applicable to the Capitol Grounds, in connection 
with the event.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H. Con. Res. 36 makes no changes in existing law.

                                  [all]