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116th Congress    }                                   {         Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                   {        116-483

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   AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR THE NATIONAL PEACE 
 OFFICERS MEMORIAL SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL HONOR GUARD AND PIPE BAND 
                               EXHIBITION

                                _______
                                

 September 4, 2020.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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 Mr. DeFazio, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                     [To accompany H. Con. Res. 90]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 90) 
authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National 
Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard 
and Pipe Band Exhibition, having considered the same, reports 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that the 
concurrent resolution do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     1
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     2
Legislative History and Consideration............................     2
Committee Votes..................................................     2
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     3
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     3
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     3
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     3
Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
  Benefits.......................................................     3
Federal Mandates Statement.......................................     4
Preemption Clarification.........................................     4
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     4
Applicability to Legislative Branch..............................     4
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation...................     4
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     5
.................................................................

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    The purpose of H. Con. Res. 90 is to authorize the use of 
the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial 
Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation 
which designated May 15th as ``Peace Officers' Memorial Day'' 
and the week in which that date falls as ``Police Week.'' 
Today, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from 
around the world come to Washington, D.C. to participate in 
events during that week to honor the men and woman of law 
enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
    Among the events during ``Police Week'' are the National 
Peace Officers' Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard 
and Pipe Band Exhibition.
    The resolution authorizes the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal 
Order of Police to sponsor a public event on May 15, 2020, the 
39th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on the 
Capitol Grounds, in order to honor the law enforcement officers 
who died in the line of duty. More than 300 fallen federal, 
state, and local law enforcement officers will be honored 
during the ceremony for their sacrifice. The fallen officers 
that will be honored in 2020 include 135 killed in the line of 
duty in 2019 and 172 officers who died in prior years that were 
not previously honored.
    In addition, the resolution authorizes the Fraternal Order 
of Police National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition to 
utilize the area surrounding the Grant Statue on the East side 
of the Capitol Reflection Pool on May 14, 2020, to provide for 
law enforcement from around the country to exhibit their 
ability to demonstrate Honor Guard programs and for a separate 
Big Pipe Band exhibition.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H. Con. Res. 90 during the 116th 
Congress.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    H. Con. Res. 90 was introduced in the House on February 12, 
2020, by Ms. Titus and Mr. Meadows and referred to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Within the 
Committee, H. Con. Res. 90 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency 
Management.
    On February 26, 2020, the Chair discharged the Subcommittee 
on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency 
Management from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 90.
    The Committee met in open session to consider H. Con. Res. 
90 on February 26, 2020, and ordered the measure to be reported 
to the House with a favorable recommendation, without 
amendment, by voice vote, a quorum being 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. 90.

                      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

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and with respect 
to requirements 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 requested 
but not received a cost estimate for this bill from the 
Director of Congressional Budget Office. The Committee has 
requested but not received from the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office a statement as to whether this bill 
contains any new budget authority, spending authority, credit 
authority, or an increase or decrease in revenues or tax 
expenditures. The Chairman of the Committee shall cause such 
estimate and statement to be printed in the Congressional 
Record upon its receipt by the Committee.

               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, a cost 
estimate provided by the Congressional Budget Office pursuant 
to section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was not 
made available to the Committee in time for the filing of this 
report. The Chairman of the Committee shall cause such estimate 
to be printed in the Congressional Record upon its receipt by 
the Committee.

                    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 National Peace 
Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe 
Band Exhibition.

                    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. 90 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.

   CONGRESSIONAL EARMARKS, LIMITED TAX BENEFITS, AND LIMITED TARIFF 
                                BENEFITS

    In compliance with rule XXI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, this bill, as reported, contains no 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of the rule 
XXI.

                       FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT

    An estimate of federal mandates prepared by the Director of 
the Congressional Budget Office pursuant to section 423 of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act was not made available to the 
Committee in time for the filing of this report. The Chairman 
of the Committee shall cause such estimate to be printed in the 
Congressional Record upon its receipt by the Committee.

                        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 finds that H. Con. Res. 90 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 were created by this 
legislation.

                  APPLICABILITY TO 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 THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Use of the Capitol Grounds for National Peace Officers 
        Memorial Service

    Section 1 authorizes the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order 
of Police and its auxiliary to sponsor a public event, the 39th 
Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, on the 
Capitol Grounds on May 15, 2020, or on such other date as the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
Committee on Rules and Administration jointly designate, in 
order to honor the law enforcement officers who died in the 
line of duty during 2019, with preparation for the event to 
begin on May 11, 2020, and takedown completed on May 16, 2020.

Sec. 2. Use of the Capitol Grounds for National Honor Guard and Pipe 
        Band Exhibition

    Section 2 authorizes the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order 
of Police and its auxiliary to sponsor a public event, the 
National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition, on the Capitol 
Grounds, in order to allow law enforcement representatives to 
exhibit their ability to demonstrate Honor Guard programs and 
provide for a bagpipe exhibition on May 14, 2020, or on such 
other date as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and 
the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration jointly 
designate.

Sec. 3. Terms and conditions

    Section 3 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.

Sec. 4. Event preparations

    Section 4 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.

Sec. 5. Enforcement of restrictions

    Section 5 requires the Capitol Police Board to enforce all 
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. 90 makes no changes to existing law.

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