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115th Congress     }                                {        Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session        }                                {         115-986

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 TO RENAME THE OYSTER BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AS THE CONGRESSMAN 
                 LESTER WOLFF NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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  October 12, 2018.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 6064]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 6064) to rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife 
Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife 
Refuge, having considered the same, report favorably thereon 
without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 6064 is to rename the Oyster Bay 
National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff 
National Wildlife Refuge.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    Lester Lionel Wolff, born January 4, 1919, served as a 
public servant for the people of New York for 16 years. A 
product of New York public schools, Wolff attended New York 
University where he would later become a lecturer in addition 
to serving as a member of the Civil Air Patrol.\1\ Wolff was 
elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1965 
and served eight terms in Congress. During his time in 
Congress, he served as Chairman of the Asian and Pacific 
Affairs Committee and the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse 
and Control.\2\ He is currently the oldest living former member 
of Congress.\3\
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    \1\``Lester Lionel Wolff.'' Biographical Directory of the United 
States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/
biodisplay.pl?index=W000680.
    \2\http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/
biodisplay.pl?index=W000680; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Lester_L._Wolff.
    \3\https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_L._Wolff.
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    In 1968, Wolff successfully pushed to create the Oyster Bay 
National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is located on the north 
shore of Long Island in eastern Nassau County and, in addition 
to being the largest refuge in the Long Island refuge complex, 
receives the most public use of all the refuges.\4\ Today, the 
Refuge is especially important for wintering waterfowl such as 
black ducks, greater scaup, bufflehead, canvasback and long-
tailed ducks.\5\
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    \4\``Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge.'' U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Oyster_Bay/about.html.
    \5\Id.
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    H.R. 6064 renames the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge 
as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge. The 
renaming does not modify the Refuge's boundaries, alter any 
regulations, change existing management, or authorize new 
funding.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 6064 was introduced on June 8, 2018, by Congressman 
Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY). The bill was referred to the Committee 
on Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the 
Subcommittee on Federal Lands. On September 26, 2018, the 
Natural Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The 
Subcommittee was discharged by unanimous consent. No amendments 
were offered, and the bill 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 AND CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT

    1. Cost of Legislation and the Congressional Budget Act. 
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 following estimate for the 
bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                   Washington, DC, October 2, 2018.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 6064, a bill to rename the Oyster Bay National 
Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National 
Wildlife Refuge, as ordered reported by the House Committee on 
Natural Resources on September 26, 2018.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6064 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 H.R. 6064 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
    H.R. 6064 contains 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 Janani 
Shankaran.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    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 rename the Oyster Bay National 
Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National 
Wildlife Refuge.

                           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 to existing 
law.

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