H. Rept. 114-252 1 (2015-09-08)

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                   114TH CONGRESS                                      REPORT
                      1st Session   HOUSE  OF  REPRESENTATIVES        114-252





                    NATIONAL LIBERTY MEMORIAL CLARIFICATION ACT OF
                                                2015


                   SEPTEMBER 8, 2015.-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. 1949]

                            [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
                     The Committee  on Natural Resources, to whom was  referred the
                   bill (H.R. 1949) to provide for the consideration and submission of
                   site and design proposals for the National Liberty Memorial ap-
                   proved for establishment in the District of Columbia, 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. 1949 is to provide for the consideration and
                   submission of site and design proposals for the National Liberty
                   Memorial  approved for establishment in the District of Columbia.
                               BACKGROUND   AND NEED  FOR LEGISLATION
                     H.R. 1949  amends  the Military Construction Authorization Act
                   for Fiscal Year 2013 with respect to the submission of site and de-
                   sign proposals by the National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. for the Na-
                   tional Liberty Memorial to honor the slaves and free black persons
                   who  served as soldiers and sailors or provided civilian assistance
                   during the  American  Revolution. The site and  design approval
                   process is revised to make the Secretary of Agriculture, rather than
                   the Secretary of the Interior or the Administrator of General Serv-
                   ices, responsible for consideration of these site and design proposals
                   and their submission, on behalf of the sponsor, to the Commission
                   of Fine Arts and National Capital Planning Commission.
                      49-006

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