[House Report 108-217]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



108th Congress                                                   Report
 1st Session            HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                108-217
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          DESIGNATION OF ED EDMONDSON UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

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 July 17, 2003.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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     Mr. Young of Alaska, from the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1668]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 1668) to designate the United 
States courthouse located at 101 North Fifth Street in 
Muskogee, Oklahoma, as the ``Ed Edmondson United States 
Courthouse'', having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                       PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION

    The purpose of H.R. 1668 is to designate the building 
located at 101 North Fifth Street in Muskogee, Oklahoma as the 
``Ed Edmondson United States Courthouse.''

                BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR THE LEGISLATION

    Edmond Augustus Edmondson was born on April 7, 1919, in 
Muskogee, Oklahoma. He attended the public schools of Muskogee 
prior to attending the Muskogee Junior College where he 
graduated in 1938. In 1940 he graduated from the University of 
Oklahoma. After graduation, Ed Edmondson joined the ranks of 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he served as a 
Special Agent from 1940 until 1943. He served in the Navy for 
three years and also served for 24 years in the Naval Reserve.
    Following his discharge in 1946, Edmondson attended law 
school at Georgetown University, receiving his law degree in 
1947. He was admitted to the Washington, D.C. Bar Association.
    After some time in private practice, Ed Edmondson served as 
County Attorney of Muskogee County, and in 1952 was elected to 
the Eighty-third Congress and to each of the nine succeeding 
Congresses serving in this body from 1953 until 1973.
    Upon leaving the Congress, Congressman Edmondson lived out 
his life in Muskogee, where he passed away in 1990. 
Representative Brad Carson of Oklahoma introduced H.R. 1668 on 
April 8, 2003.

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On June 18, 2003, the Subcommittee met in open session and 
ordered reported H.R. 1668, a bill designating the building 
located at 101 North Fifth Street in Muskogee, Oklahoma as the 
``Ed Edmondson United States Courthouse.'' A motion by Ms. 
Norton to order H.R. 1668 favorably reported to the Full 
Committee was agreed to unanimously, by voice vote with a 
quorum present. There were no recorded votes taken during 
Subcommittee consideration of H.R. 1668.
    On June 25, 2003, the Full Committee met in open session 
and ordered reported H.R. 1668, a bill designating the building 
located at 101 North Fifth Street in Muskogee, Oklahoma as the 
``Ed Edmondson United States Courthouse.'' A motion by Mr. 
LaTourette to order H.R. 1668 favorably reportedto the House 
was agreed to unanimously, by voice vote with a quorum present. There 
were no recorded votes taken during consideration of H.R. 1668.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Designation

    This section designates the building located at 101 North 
Fifth Street in Muskogee, Oklahoma as the ``Ed Edmondson United 
States Courthouse.''

Section 2. References

    This section requires that all references in law, maps, 
regulations, documents, papers or other record of the United 
States to the building located at 101 North Fifth Street in 
Muskogee, Oklahoma as the ``Ed Edmondson United States 
Courthouse.''

                             ROLLCALL 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 rollcall 
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 rollcall votes taken in ordering 
H.R. 1668 favorably reported.

                      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.

                          COST OF LEGISLATION

    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.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(2) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, and 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee 
references the report of the Congressional Budget Office 
included below.
    2. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee advises that the bill contains no measure that 
authorizes funding, so no statement of general performance and 
objectives is required.
    3. 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 following cost estimate for H.R. 
1668 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, June 26, 2003.
Hon. Don Young,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed the following legislation, as ordered reported by the 
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on June 
25, 2003:
           H.R. 1572, a bill to designate the historic 
        federal district court building located at 100 North 
        Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida, as the ``Winston 
        E. Arnow Federal Building''; and
           H.R. 1668, a bill to designate the United 
        States courthouse located at 101 North Fifth Street in 
        Muskogee, Oklahoma, as the ``Ed Edmondson United States 
        Courthouse.''
    CBO estimates that their enactment would have no 
significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect 
direct spending or revenues. These bills contain no 
intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on 
state, local, or tribal governments.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                       Douglas Holtz-Eakin,
                                                          Director.

                   CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT

    Pursuant to clause (3)(d)(1) of rule XIII 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.

                       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 states that H.R. 1668 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 TO THE 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).

           CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 1668 makes no changes in existing law.