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Technical Corrections and Improvements in Title 36, United States Code

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Ms. BASS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Mr. Speaker, I'm pleased to join Chairman Goodlatte in supporting H.R. 1067.

This commonsense, noncontroversial bill was authored by the chairman, together with Ranking Member Conyers as an original cosponsor.

H.R. 1067 simply makes long overdue technical revisions to title 36 of the U.S. Code pertaining to the patriotic and national observances and ceremonies, patriotic and national organizations, and treaty obligation organizations.

This legislation has a history of strong bipartisan support. In the 112th Congress, Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Conyers introduced identical legislation that passed the House by a vote of 392-0. Last month, the Judiciary Committee ordered the bill reported favorably by voice vote without amendment on March 14.

H.R. 1067 was prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel as part of its statutory responsibility to draft and submit to the Judiciary Committee a complete compilation, restatement, and revision of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

Among the revisions that H.R. 1067 makes are the following: it replaces the existing abbreviated table of contents for title 36 with a more comprehensive version; it updates the format of chapter headings of reserved chapters; and makes other necessary technical corrections.

This measure is not intended to make any substantial changes to the law.

I thank Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers for their leadership on this legislation, and I urge my colleagues to support H.R. 1067.

I yield back the balance of my time.


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