Week ending June 23, 2017
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.
“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)
Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 02/15/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to recommit:
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COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: CBO 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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