H. Rept. 115-998 1 (2018-10-30)

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                   115TH CONGRESS                                      REPORT
                      2d Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES          115-998




                   TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO ANNUALLY DESIGNATE
                   AT LEAST ONE CITY IN THE UNITED STATES AS AN AMERICAN WORLD
                   WAR II HERITAGE CITY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


                   OCTOBER 30, 2018.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State
                                    of the Union and ordered to be printed


                     Mr. BISHOP of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources,
                                       submitted the following

                                          REPORT

                                          [To accompany H.R. 6118]

                            [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
                     The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred the
                   bill (H.R. 6118) to direct the Secretary of the Interior to annually
                   designate at least one city in the United States as an American
                   World War II Heritage City, and for other purposes, having con-
                   sidered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and
                   recommend that the bill do pass.
                                         PURPOSE OF THE BILL
                     The purpose of H.R. 6118 is to direct the Secretary of the Interior
                   to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an
                   American World War II Heritage City.
                               BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION
                     On December 7, 1941, military forces of the Empire of Japan at-
                   tacked the U.S. Naval Fleet and ground bases at Pearl Harbor in
                   Hawaii.1 On December 8, 1941, one day after what President Roo-
                   sevelt referred to as, a date which will live in infamy, the United
                   States declared war against the Empire of Japan.2 Three days
                   later, on December 11, 1941, Japan's ally, Germany, declared war
                   on the United States.3 Sixteen million Americans, mostly young


                   'The WWII Home Front. National Parks Service. Accessed August 30, 2018. https://
                   www.nps.gov/articles/the-wwii-home-front.htm.
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