H.R. 4926, To designate the "James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway" and the "James L. Oberstar National Scenic Byway" in the State of Minnesota, as amended

H.R. 4926

To designate the "James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway" and the "James L. Oberstar National Scenic Byway" in the State of Minnesota, as amended

Sponsor
Rep. Richard M. Nolan

Date
December 8, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 4926, a bill to designate the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway” and the “James L. Oberstar National Scenic Byway” in the State of Minnesota, under a suspension of the rules.  H.R. 4926 was introduced on June 20, 2014 by Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported, as amended, by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4926 designates a stretch of Highway I-35 from Forest Lake, Minnesota to Duluth, Minnesota as the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway.”

Background

Congressman James Oberstar (D-MN) was born September 10, 1934, in Chisholm, Minnesota.[1]  Oberstar began his career on Capitol Hill in 1963 as a staffer for Congressman John Blatnik (where he served until 1974).[2]  In 1974, he was elected to represent the 8th Congressional District of Minnesota, and served for 36 years.[3]  He served as Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 2007 until 2011.[4]  Congressman Oberstar died on May 3, 2014.[5]

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[1] House Report 113-610, at 2.
[2] Id. at 2.
[3] Id. at 2.
[4] Id. at 2.
[5] Id. at 2.

Cost

CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would have no effect on the federal budget, direct spending, or revenues.[6]

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[6] https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/hr4926_0.pdf

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.