[House Report 105-90] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 105th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1st Session 105-90 _______________________________________________________________________ GREATER WASHINGTON SOAP BOX DERBY _______ May 7, 1997.--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. Con. Res. 49] [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office] The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 49) 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. House Concurrent Resolution 49 would authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby, scheduled for July 12, 1997. The resolution authorizes the Architect of the Capitol, the Capitol Police Board, and the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to negotiate the necessary arrangements for carrying out the event in complete compliance with rules and regulations governing the use of Capitol Grounds. The race will be held on Constitution Avenue between Delaware Avenue and Third Street, NW. Participants ranging from ages 9 to 16 are expected to compete in the race. These participants come from Washington, D.C. and communities in Maryland and Virginia. The event provides the participants, tourists and local residents of the community with a safe and enjoyable day of activities. It is open to the public and free of charge. COMPLIANCE WITH RULE XI With respect to the requirements of clause 2(l)(3) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives: (1) The Committee did not hold hearings on the legislation. (2) The requirements of section 308(a)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are not applicable to this legislation since it does not provide new budget authority or new or increased tax expenditures. (3) The Committee has received no report from the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight of oversight findings and recommendations arrived at under clause 4(C)(2) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives. (4) With respect to clause 2(l)(3)(C) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section (403) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, a cost estimate by the Congressional Budget Office was received by the Committee. U.S. Congress, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC, May 7, 1997. Hon. Bud 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. 49, 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 John R. Righter. Sincerely, June E. O'Neill, Director. Enclosure. congressional budget office cost estimate H. Con. Res. 49--Authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby H. Con. Res. 49 would authorize the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to use the Capitol grounds on June 12, 1997. Because it would require that the sponsor assume full responsibility for all expenses and liabilities associated with the event, we estimate that passage of H. Con. Res. 49 would result in no significant cost to the federal government. The resolution would not affect direct spending or receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would not apply. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 does not apply to House concurrent resolutions. The CBO staff contact for this estimate is John R. Righter, who can be reached at 226-2860. The estimate was approved by Robert A. Sunshine, Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis. constitutional authority statement Pursuant to clause (2)(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, committee reports on a bill or joint resolution of a public character shall include a statement citing the specific powers granted to the Congress in the Constitution to enact the measure. The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure finds that Congress has the authority to enact this measure pursuant to its powers granted under Article I, section 8 of the Constitution. cost of legislation Clause 7(a) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives requires a statement of the estimated cost to the United States which will be incurred in carrying out House Concurrent Resolution 49, as reported, in fiscal year 1998, and each of the following 5 years. Implementation of this legislation is not expected to result in any increased costs to the United States. committee action and vote In compliance with clause (2)(l)(2) (A) and (B) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, at a meeting of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on May 7, 1997, a quorum being present, House Concurrent Resolution 49 was unanimously approved by a voice vote and ordered reported.