[House Report 113-153]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-153

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           DOUGLAS A. MUNRO COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS BUILDING

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   July 16, 2013.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 2611]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 2611) to designate the headquarters 
building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 
Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of 
Columbia as the ``Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters 
Building'', and for other purposes, 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..................................................     2
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     3
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     3
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     3
Advisory of Earmarks.............................................     4
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     4
Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings..............................     4
Federal Mandate Statement........................................     4
Preemption Clarification.........................................     4
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     4
Applicability of Legislative Branch..............................     4
Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation.......................     4
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     5

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H.R. 2611 would designate the headquarters building of the 
Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, 
Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia, as the 
``Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 2611 would designate the headquarters building of the 
Coast Guard as the ``Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters 
Building''.
    Douglas Albert Munro was born in Vancouver, Canada, of 
American parents, on October 11, 1919, and grew up in South Cle 
Elum, Washington. Douglas Munro was educated at the South Cle 
Elum Grade School and graduated from the Cle Elum High School 
in 1937. He attended the Central Washington College of 
Education for one year and left to enlist in the United States 
Coast Guard in 1939. Munro had an outstanding record as an 
enlisted man and was promoted rapidly to Signalman First Class.
    Munro was killed in action on Guadalcanal on September 27, 
1942, shielding 500 United States Marines from enemy fire 
during an evacuation in the Pacific Theater. Munro volunteered 
to be in charge of the boats for the evacuation and rescue 
mission that brought boats in-shore under heavy enemy fire and 
evacuated the Marines on the beach. He placed himself and his 
boats in between the beachhead and the enemy, serving as cover 
until the last Marine was evacuated. During his mission, Munro 
was fatally wounded. Reportedly, he remained conscious long 
enough to ask: ``Did they get off?''
    Munro was awarded the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart 
Medal, and was eligible for the American Defense Service Medal, 
the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, and the World War II 
Victory Medal. Munro is buried in his home state of Washington.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 2611.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On July 8, 2013, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced 
H.R. 2611, a bill to designate the headquarters building of the 
Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, 
Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the 
``Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building''.
    On July 10, 2013, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session and ordered the bill 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote with a quorum 
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 record votes taken in connection 
with consideration of H.R. 2611 or ordering the measure 
reported. A motion to order H.R. 2611 reported favorably to the 
House was agreed to by voice vote with a quorum present.

                      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. 2611 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:
                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, July 15, 2013.
Hon. Bill Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 2611, a bill to designate the headquarters 
building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast, in the District of 
Columbia as the ``Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters 
Building,'' as ordered reported by the House Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure on July 10, 2013.
    CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would have no 
significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect 
direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go 
procedures do not apply. The bill contains 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 contacts are Maggie 
Morrissey and Matthew Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                              Douglas W. Elmendorf.

                    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 
designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the 
campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue 
Southeast in the District of Columbia as the ``Douglas A. Munro 
Coast Guard Headquarters Building''.

                          ADVISORY OF EARMARKS

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee is required to include a list 
of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. No 
provision in the bill includes an earmark, limited tax benefit, 
or limited tariff benefit under clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI.

                    DUPLICATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS

    Pursuant to section 3(j) of H. Res. 5, 113th Cong. (2013), 
the Committee finds that no provision of H.R. 2611 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.

                  DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTED RULE MAKINGS

    Pursuant to section 3(k) of H. Res. 5, 113th Cong. (2013), 
the Committee estimates that enacting H.R. 2611 does not 
specifically direct the completion of any specific rule makings 
within the meaning of section 551 of title 5, United States 
Code.

                       FEDERAL MANDATE 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. 2611 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 OF 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 LEGISLATION

Section 1. Designation

    Section 1 designates the headquarters building of the Coast 
Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., 
Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the ``Douglas 
A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building''.

Section 2. References

    Section 2 deems any reference in a law, map, regulation, 
document, paper, or other record of the United States to the 
building referred to in section 1 as a reference to the 
``Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building''.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 2611 makes no changes in existing law.