CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, May 7, 2012, the House is expected to consider legislation to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2297, a bill to promote the development of the Southwest waterfront in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for approval.
On December 6, 2011, the House approved H.R. 2297 by a voice vote.
The Senate amendment would deauthorize a portion of a project for navigation of the Corps of Engineers at Potomac River, Washington Channel, District of Columbia, as authorized by the an Act of August 30, 1935.
Information from the National Park Service and the National Capital Planning Commission indicates that the property that would be transferred is not being used by the federal government, and no income is generated from it under current law. Thus, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that implementing H.R. 2297 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Enacting the legislation would not affect revenues or direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.