[House Report 108-471]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



108th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     108-471

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  SUPPORTING THE GOALS OF NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK, CONGRATULATING 
MANUFACTURERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO GROWTH AND 
  INNOVATION, AND RECOGNIZING THE CHALLENGES FACING THE MANUFACTURING 
                                 SECTOR

                                _______
                                

   April 27, 2004.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Barton of Texas, from the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 516]

  The Committee on Energy and Commerce, to whom was referred 
the resolution (H. Res. 516) supporting the goals of National 
Manufacturing Week, congratulating manufacturers and their 
employees for their contributions to growth and innovation, and 
recognizing the challenges facing the manufacturing sector, 
having considered the same, report favorably thereon with 
amendments and recommend that the resolution as amended be 
agreed to.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Amendment........................................................    00
Purpose and Summary..............................................    00
Background and Need for Legislation..............................    00
Hearings.........................................................    00
Committee Consideration..........................................    00
Committee Votes..................................................    00
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................    00
Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives............    00
New Budget Authority, Entitlement Authority, and Tax Expenditures    00
Committee Cost Estimate..........................................    00
Congressional Budget Office Estimate.............................    00
Federal Mandates Statement.......................................    00
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................    00
Constitutional Authority Statement...............................    00
Applicability to Legislative Branch..............................    00
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation...................    00
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............    00

                               AMENDMENT

  The amendments are as follows:
  In the final clause of the preamble, strike ``has been'' and 
insert ``was''.
  Page 2, line 4, insert ``who have remained in the United 
States and refrained from sending manufacturing jobs overseas'' 
after ``manufacturers''.


108th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     108-471

======================================================================


  SUPPORTING THE GOALS OF NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK, CONGRATULATING 
MANUFACTURERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO GROWTH AND 
  INNOVATION, AND RECOGNIZING THE CHALLENGES FACING THE MANUFACTURING 
                                 SECTOR

                                _______
                                

   April 27, 2004.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Barton of Texas, from the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 516]

  The Committee on Energy and Commerce, to whom was referred 
the resolution (H. Res. 516) supporting the goals of National 
Manufacturing Week, congratulating manufacturers and their 
employees for their contributions to growth and innovation, and 
recognizing the challenges facing the manufacturing sector, 
having considered the same, report favorably thereon with 
amendments and recommend that the resolution as amended be 
agreed to.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Amendment........................................................     1
Purpose and Summary..............................................     2
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     2
Committee Consideration..........................................     2
Committee Votes..................................................     2
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     2
Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives............     2
New Budget Authority, Entitlement Authority, and Tax Expenditures     3
Committee Cost Estimate..........................................     3
Congressional Budget Office Estimate.............................     3
Federal Mandates Statement.......................................     3
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     3
Constitutional Authority Statement...............................     3
Applicability to Legislative Branch..............................     3
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation...................     3
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     4

                               AMENDMENT

  The amendments are as follows:
  In the final clause of the preamble, strike ``has been'' and 
insert ``was''.
  Page 2, line 4, insert ``who have remained in the United 
States and refrained from sending manufacturing jobs overseas'' 
after ``manufacturers''.

                          PURPOSE AND SUMMARY

    H. Res. 516 expresses support for the goals of National 
Manufacturing Week. The resolution congratulates manufacturers 
and their employees for their contributions to growth, 
innovation, and the Nation's future. It also recognizes that 
the manufacturing sector is facing serious, new challenges that 
affect prospects for growth of the United States economy.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The manufacturing sector of the economy has been the 
primary source of economic growth in the United States, but it 
has faced significant challenges in recent years. Despite these 
challenges, manufacturing has remained an important part of the 
country's economic and national security. The dramatic changes 
over the last few decades have enabled a rise in productivity 
that has allowed manufacturing companies to better compensate 
workers as well as compete more vigorously in the world market. 
H. Res. 516 congratulates manufacturers and their employees for 
their roles in helping to shape the Nation's future.

                                HEARINGS

    The Committee on Energy and Commerce has not held hearings 
on the legislation.

                        COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On April 22, 2004, the Full Committee met in open markup 
session and ordered H. Res. 516 favorably reported to the 
House, as amended, by a voice vote, a quorum being present.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires the Committee to list the record votes 
on the motion to report legislation and amendments thereto. 
There were no record votes taken in connection with ordering H. 
Res. 516 reported. A motion by Mr. Barton to order H. Res. 516 
reported to the House, as amended, was agreed to by a voice 
vote.

                      COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee has not held oversight 
or legislative hearings on this legislation.

         STATEMENT OF GENERAL PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    H. Res. 516 expresses support for the goals of National 
Manufacturing Week.

   NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY, ENTITLEMENT AUTHORITY, AND TAX EXPENDITURES

    In compliance with clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the Committee finds that H. 
Res. 516 would result in no new or increased budget authority, 
entitlement authority, or tax expenditures or revenues.

                        COMMITTEE COST ESTIMATE

    The Committee finds that H. Res. 516 would result in no new 
costs to the Federal Government.

  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE ESTIMATE AND FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT

    The Congressional Budget Office estimate required pursuant 
to clause 3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, and the estimate of Federal mandates required pursuant to 
section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act were requested 
from the Congressional Budget Office, but were not prepared as 
of the date of filing of this report.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this 
legislation.

                   CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT

    Pursuant to clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that the 
Constitutional authority for this legislation is provided in 
Article I, section 8, clause 3, which grants Congress the power 
to regulate commerce with foreign nations, among the several 
States, and with the Indian tribes.

                  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.

             SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF THE LEGISLATION

    H. Res. 516 expresses support for the goals of National 
Manufacturing Week. The resolution congratulates manufacturers 
who have remained in the United States and refrained from 
sending manufacturing jobs overseas and their employees for 
their contributions to growth, innovation, and the Nation's 
future. It also recognizes that the manufacturing sector is 
facing serious, new challenges that affect prospects for growth 
of the United States economy. The resolution also recognizes 
that the manufacturing sector is facing serious new challenges 
to its international preeminence that affect prospects for 
future growth of the United States economy.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    This legislation does not amend any existing Federal 
statute.