H.R.1073 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes.

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H.R.1073 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes.

Brief

“H.R. 1073 would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to construct a small structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.” – cbo

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial located in Arlington, Virginia, honors United States Marine Corps members who have given their lives to their country since November 10, 1775.

Based on the iconic image by Joe Rosenthal, the Memorial depicts five U.S Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. The Memorial attracts over one million visitors annually and hosts several popular events including Summer Sunset Parades and the Marine Corps Marathon. Despite this popularity, the Memorial lacks basic visitor services such as permanent restroom facilities. Due to the high visitation numbers at the Memorial, the National Park Service (NPS) identified a clear need to replace the existing temporary portable bathroom facilities in favor of a more respectful and permanent solution.

 (Full text of H.R. 1073 at congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 02/15/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

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SENATE

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COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayersCBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost about $1 million over the 2018-2022 period. Such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting H.R. 1073 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 1073 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1073 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Not an earmark

Duplication of programs: No duplication

Direct Rule-Making:  No direct rulemaking

Advisory Committee Statement: No committees formed

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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