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116th Congress    }                                  {    Rept. 116-66
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                  {          Part 1

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  TO DIRECT THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS TO OBTAIN A STAINED GLASS PANEL 
 DEPICTING THE SEAL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND INSTALL THE PANEL 
  AMONG THE STAINED GLASS PANELS DEPICTING THE SEALS OF STATES WHICH 
   OVERLOOK THE MAIN READING ROOM OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS THOMAS 
                           JEFFERSON BUILDING

                                _______
                                

                  May 16, 2019.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1318]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 1318) to direct the Librarian of 
Congress to obtain a stained glass panel depicting the seal of 
the District of Columbia and install the panel among the 
stained glass panels depicting the seals of States which 
overlook the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress 
Thomas Jefferson Building, 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..................................................     3
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     3
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     3
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     4
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     4
Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
  Benefits.......................................................     5
Federal Mandates Statement.......................................     5
Preemption Clarification.........................................     5
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     5
Applicability to Legislative Branch..............................     5
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation...................     5
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     5

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    The purpose of H.R. 1318 is to direct the Librarian of 
Congress to obtain a stained glass panel depicting the seal of 
the District of Columbia and install the panel among the 
stained glass panels depicting the seals of States which 
overlook the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress 
Thomas Jefferson Building.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 1318 would direct the Librarian of Congress to obtain 
a stained glass panel depicting the seal of the District of 
Columbia (D.C.) and install the panel among the stained glass 
panels depicting the seals of States which overlook the Main 
Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson 
Building concurrently with the planned renovation and 
replacement of the existing glass panels.
    The Committee understands there is a planned renovation and 
replacement of the existing glass panels and seals after which 
all the seals for the 50 States, in addition to those of the 
U.S. territories, are expected to be included. This legislation 
is intended to ensure the seal of D.C. is included concurrently 
when the planned renovation occurs, thus minimizing costs to 
the taxpayer.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 1318 in the 116th Congress.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    H.R. 1318 was introduced in the House on February 22, 2019, 
by Ms. Norton and referred to the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure. Within the Committee, H.R. 1318 was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public 
Buildings, and Emergency Management.
    The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, 
and Emergency Management was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 1318 on February 27, 2019.
    The Committee met in open session on February 27, 2019, to 
consider H.R. 1318, and ordered the measure to be reported to 
the House with a favorable recommendation, without amendment, 
by voice vote, with a quorum present.

115th Congress

    In the 115th Congress, H.R. 1217 was introduced in the 
House on February 24, 2017, by Ms. Norton and referred to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Within the 
Committee, H.R. 1217 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency 
Management.

114th Congress

    In the 114th Congress, H.R. 4231 was introduced in the 
House on December 10, 2015, by Ms. Norton and referred to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Within the 
Committee, H.R. 4231 was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency 
Management.
    The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, 
and Emergency Management was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 4231 on April 20, 2016.
    The Full Committee considered H.R. 4231 on April 20, 2016, 
and ordered the measure to be reported to the House, amended, 
favorably by voice vote.
    The Committee reported H.R. 4231 to the House on March 3, 
2016, as H. Rpt. 114-535, Pt. I.

                            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. 1318.

                      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. 1318 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, March 8, 2019.
Hon. Peter A. DeFazio,
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.R. 1318, a bill to 
direct the Librarian of Congress to obtain a stained glass 
panel depicting the seal of the District of Columbia and 
install the panel among the stained glass panels depicting the 
seals of States which overlook the Main Reading Room of the 
Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Meredith 
Decker.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

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    The Thomas Jefferson Building's Main Reading Room (part of 
the Library of Congress) contains stained glass depictions of 
the seals of most U.S. states. H.R. 1318 would direct the 
Librarian of Congress to add a stained glass panel depicting 
the seal of the District of Columbia. Using information from 
the Architect of the Capitol, CBO estimates that implementing 
the legislation would cost less than $500,000; such spending 
would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
    For this estimate, CBO assumes that H.R. 1318 will be 
enacted at the beginning of fiscal year 2020.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Meredith Decker. 
The estimate was reviewed 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 Librarian of Congress to obtain and install a 
stained glass panel depicting the seal of the District of 
Columbia among the stained glass panels depicting the seals of 
States which overlook the Main Reading Room of the Library of 
Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.

                    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.R. 1318 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 clause 9 of 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

    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 finds that H.R. 1318 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

Sec. 1. Including stained glass panel depicting seal of District of 
        Columbia in Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building

    This section directs the Librarian of Congress to obtain a 
stained glass panel depicting the seal of the District of 
Columbia and install the panel among the stained glass panels 
depicting the seals of States which overlook the Main Reading 
Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building 
concurrently with the renovation and replacement of existing 
glass panels.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 1318 makes no changes in existing law.

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