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Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085). 17781 FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT Remarks in House Dept. of the Treasury: Senate amendment, 17945 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17945 Remarks in Senate House amendments. 17783 17797 Housing: provide needed housing reform. 17783 17797 FOREIGN AID Foreign assistance Bills and resolutions Foreign countries: prohibit assistance to countries with budget surpluses (see H.R. 6812), 17898 FOREIGN BANKS Banks and banking Foreign corporations Reports filed Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2166) (S. Rept. 110-438), 17834 S. Rept. 110-438 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Foreign relations Addresses America's Voice for Security, Prosperity, and Humanitarian Values: Robert M. Gates, Sec. of Defense, 17911 Bills and resolutions China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (see S. Res. 643). 17835 Developing countries: prevent speculation and profiteering in the defaulted debt of certain poor countries (see H.R. 6796), 17897 Emergency Commission To End the Trade Deficit: establish (see H.R. 6795), 17897 Foreign Service: extend comparability pay adjustments to employees serving overseas and authorize a death gratuity payable to surviving dependents of employees who die as a result of injuries sustained while on duty (see S. 3426), 17834 Foreign aid: prohibit assistance to countries with budget surpluses (see H.R. 6812), 17898 Foreign policy: support efforts to advance U.S, INternational diplomacy and engagement in order to restore U.S. credibility abroad (see H. Res. 1410), 17899 Iran: impose sanctions, provide for State and local government divestment of assets, and identify locations of concern relative to transshipment, reexportation, or diversion of certain sensitive items (see S. 3445), 17835 Olympic games: recognize progress made by participating countries to increase participation of women and advocate for improved opportunities for women to participate in sports (see H. Res. 1409). 17899 Taxation: provide for rollover of gain from divesting certain qualified securities of businesses engaged in Iran or Sudan discouraged activities (see H.R. 6827). 17899 Remarks in House Gates, Sec. of Defense: U.S. Global Leadership Campaign honoree, 17910 Power resources: recognize importance of increasing renewable and alternative fuel use in reducing imports of foreign oil (H. Res. 1407), 17906 Remarks in Senate Africa: anniversary of bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (S. Res. 618), 17813 China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (S. Res. 643), 17848 Colombia: welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (S. Res. 627), 17814 Reports filed Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act Import Restrictions Renewal Approval: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.J. Res. 41) (S. Rept. 110-444), 17834 S. Rept. 110-444 Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 3445) (S. Rept. 110-443), 17834 S. Rept. 110-443 Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2166) (S. Rept. 110-438). 17834 S. Rept. 110-438 Texts of S. Res. 618. U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania bombing anniversary. 17813 S. Res. 627, welcome home Keith Stansell. Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). 17814 S. Res. 643, CAll for greater dialogue between the People's Republic of China and the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet. 17848 FOREIGN POLICY Foreign relations Addresses America's Voice for Security. Prosperity, and Humanitarian Values: Robert M. Gates. Sec. of Defense. 17911 Bills and resolutions China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (see S. Res. 643). 17835 Emergency Commission To End the Trade Deficit: establish (see H.R. 6795), 17897 Foreign aid: prohibit assistance to countries with budget surpluses (see H.R. 6812). 17898 Foreign countries: support efforts to advance U.S, INternational diplomacy and engagement in order to restore U.S. credibility abroad (see H. Res. 1410). 17899 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437), 17835 Iran: impose sanctions, provide for State and local government divestment of assets, and identify locations of concern relative to transshipment, reexportation, or diversion of certain sensitive items (see S. 3445), 17835 Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (see S. 3433), 17835 Taxation: provide for rollover of gain from divesting certain qualified securities of businesses engaged in Iran or Sudan discouraged activities (see H.R. 6827). 17899 Remarks in House Caribbean nations: foster relationship with U.S. and support efforts to improve financial and geopolitical stability in the region, 17907 Cyprus: anniversary of Turkish occupation, 17941 Gates. Sec. of Defense: U.S. Global Leadership Campaign honoree. 17910 Israel: independence anniversary, 17952 National objectives: develop new U.S. national security policy, 17936 Supreme Court: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror, 17925 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (S. Res. 643), 17848 China, People's Republic of: human rights violations, 17792-17793 Colombia: welcome home Keith Slansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (S. Res. 627), 17814 Ditchley Foundation: anniversary, 17826 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437), 17844 Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (S. 3433). 17840 Reports filed Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act Import Restrictions Renewal Approval: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.J. Res. 41) (S. Rept. 110-444), 17834 S. Rept. 110-444 Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 3445) (S. Rept. 110-443), 17834 S. Rept. 110-443 Statements Ditchley Foundation Anniversary: John Major. 17827 Texts of S. 3433, Iraq Security Agreement Act, 17840 S. 3437, Restoring America's Integrity Act, 17845 S. Res. 627, welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), 17814 S. Res. 643, call for greater dialogue between the People's Republic of China and the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet, 17848 FOREIGN SERVICE Diplomatic and consular service Addresses America's Voice for Security. Prosperity, and Humanitarian Values: Robert M. Gates. Sec. of Defense. 17911 Bills and resolutions Federal employees: extend comparability pay adjustments to employees serving overseas and authorize a death gratuity payable to surviving dependents of employees who die as a result of injuries sustained while on duty (see S. 3426). 17834 FOREIGN TRADE Foreign trade Trade regulation Bills and resolutions Emergency Commission To End the Trade Deficit: establish (see H.R. 6795), 17897 Balance of trade Export Administration Act: improve electronic filing of export data and strengthen enforcement authorities (see H.R. 6828), 17899 Iran: impose sanctions, provide for State and local government divestment of assets, and identify locations of concern relative to transshipment, reexportation, or diversion of certain sensitive items (see S. 3445), 17835 International sanctions Tariff: recreational performance outerwear (see S. 3439), 17835 Remarks in House Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (H.R. 6653), 17943 Power resources: recognize importance of increasing renewable and alternative fuel use in reducing imports of foreign oil (H. Res. 1407), 17906 Reports filed Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act Import Restrictions Renewal Approval: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.J. Res. 41) (S. Rept. 110-444), 17834 Import restrictions S. Rept. 110-444 Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act: Committee on Banking. Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 3445) (S. Rept. 110-443), 17834 International sanctions S. Rept. 110-443 FORESTS Forests and forestry Bills and resolutions Land use: expand access of private landowners, assure sustainable forest practices, and establish a relationship between Federal and private forest lands relative to biomass and carbon trading activities (see H.R. 6830), 17899 Public lands: expand areas of Federal land on which certain hazardous fuel reduction projects may be conducted (see H.R. 6787), 17897 FORT PIERCE, FL Fort Pierce, Fla. Bills and resolutions CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building: designate (see S. 3241). 17896 Remarks in Senate CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building: designate (S. 3241). 17781 Texts of S. 3241. CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL, 17781 FRANCESCONI, LOUISE L. Remarks in House Tribute, 17916 FREDDIE MAC (GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ENTERPRISE) Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform (H.R. 5857). 17945 FRESNO, CA Fresno, Calif. Remarks in House Asbarez (Armenian-American publication): anniversary, 17916 FUEL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6687), 17919 FUEL REDUCTION USING ELECTRONS TO END DEPENDENCE ON THE MID-EAST (FREEDOM) ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 1617), 17801 GAINESVILLE, TX Gainesville, Tex. Remarks in House Medal of Honor Host City Program: tribute, 17938 GALEGO, SALLY Articles and editorials Largo Woman Celebrates 108th Birthday, 17903 Remarks in House Tribute, 17903 GALLAGHER, JOHN P. Remarks in Senate John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 17781 GAMBLE, ARTHUR, JR. (BUD) Remarks in House Tribute. 17935 GANT, ELIZABETH Articles and editorials Gant Sisters Stop Teaching To Focus on Recording. 17936 Remarks in House Tribute. 17936 GANT, KATHERINE Articles and editorials Gant Sisters Stop Teaching To Focus on Recording. 17936 Remarks in House Tribute. 17936 GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS Remarks in House Kutscher, Ann: Missouri General Federation of Women's Clubs Empowered Woman of the Present Award recipient. 17905 GEORGIA Georgia Remarks in House Armstrong Atlantic State University: tribute to men's and women's tennis teams, 17908 GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF Germany Remarks in Senate Zuroff. Ephraim: tribute to efforts to track down Nazi war criminals. 17831 GONSALVES, MARC Remarks in Senate Colombia: welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (S. Res. 627), 17814 Texts of S. Res. 627, welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), 17814 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Government Accountability Office Amendments Reform (H.R. 5683). 17869 Bills and resolutions Federal employees: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board (see H.R. 6822), 17898 Remarks in House Federal employees: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board (H.R. 6822), 17947 Remarks in Senate Reform (H.R. 5683), 17872 17874 Texts of H.R. 5683, GAO Act, 17872-17874 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE ACT Amendments Enact (H.R. 5683), 17869 Remarks in Senate Enact (H.R. 5683), 17872 17874 Texts of H.R. 5683, provisions, 17872-17874 GOVERNMENT CREDIT CARD ABUSE PREVENTION ACT Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 789) (S. Rept. 110-437), 17834 S. Rept. 110-437 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS Administrative law and procedure Government and business Amendments GAO: reform (H.R. 5683), 17869 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45). 17805 17869 Environmental regulation Transportation: authorize Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases (H.R. 2095). 17851 Transportation regulation Bills and resolutions Aviation: enhance safety (see S. 3440). 17835 Transportation regulation Dept. of HUD: reform provisions requiring "one-strike" eviction from public and federally assisted housing (see H.R. 6785), 17897 Housing regulation Export Administration Act: improve electronic filing of export data and strengthen enforcement authorities (see H.R. 6828), 17899 FDA: finalize proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling (see S. 3425), 17834 Food industry: establish traceability system for food (see S. 3422), 17834 Agricultural policies Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee Of the Red CiuiS of detainees. and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437), 17835 Government contracts and procurement Natural gas: provide for the siting, construction, expansion. and operation of liquefied natural gas import terminals (see S. 3441). 17835 Energy regulation Housing regulation Taxation: treat certain income and gains relating to fuels as qualifying income for publicly traded partnerships (see S. 3291), 17898 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act: improve enforcement (see S. 3432), 17835 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 17823 17824 Energy regulation Telecommunication regulation Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck, Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group. 17804 Environmental regulation Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Daniel E. Smith and Dick Woodruff, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, 17838 Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Richard Wiles, Environmental Working Group (organization), 17838 Environmental regulation Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Robert F. Hurley, Citizens for Sun Protection (organization), 17838 Remarks in House Firearms: gun control, 17933 Housing: provide needed housing reform (H.R. 5857). 17945 Housing regulation Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment, 17945 Energy regulation Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S 3268), 17783 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities. 17794 Agricultural policies Energy regulation FDA: create a three-tiered approval system for drugs, biological products, and devices that is responsive to the needs of seriously ill patients (S. 3046), 17820 Medical regulation FDA: finalize proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling (S. 3425), 17837 FDA: revise and extend the animal drug user fee program (H.R. 6432), 17780 Agricultural policies Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve ability to file State product liability lawsuits relative to defective medical devices (S. 3398), 17821 Agricultural policies Medical regulation GAO: reform (H.R. 5683). 17872 17874 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 Environmental regulation Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437). 17844 Government contracts and procurement Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), House amendments, 17783 17797 Energy regulation Transportation: authorize Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases (H.R. 2095), 17801 Transportation regulation Reports filed Government Credit Card Abuse Prevention Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 789) (S. Rept. 110-437). 17834 Financial regulation S. Rept. 110-437 State Secrets Protection Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2533) (S. Rept. 110-442), 17834 S. Rept. 110-442 Texts of H.R. 5683. GAO Act, 17872 17874 S. 3437. Restoring America's Integrity Act. 17845 S.J. Res. 45. grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. 17805-17813 Environmental regulation GOVERNMENT--U.S. Government Amendments GAO: reform (H.R. 5683), 17869 Bills and resolutions GAO: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel arid the Merit Systems Protection Board (see H.R. 6822). 17898 Remarks in House GAO: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board (H.R. 6822), 17947 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 17951 Remarks in Senate Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 17782-17783 GAO: reform (H.R. 5683), 17872 17874 Public documents: enhance citizen access to Government information and services by establishing plain language as the standard style for Government documents issued to the public (S. 2291). unanimous-consent request. 17790 Reports filed Government Credit Card Abuse Prevention Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 789) (S. Rept. 110-437), 17834 S. Rept. 110-437 Texts of H.R. 5683. GAO Act, 17872-17874 GRAY, ENID M. (MAURINE) Remarks in House Tribute, 17935 GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP, WI Greenfield Township, Wis. Remarks in House Sauk County, WI: anniversary of Sauk County Historical Society stewardship of the Man Mound. 17926 GUINN, DEMA Remarks in House Tribute. 17904 HANNI, DON L., JR. (BULLMOOSE) Articles and editorials Recalling Skill. Wit of Hanni. 17934 Remarks in House Tribute. 17934 HAYS, KS Hays, Kans. Remarks in House Thomas More Preparatory: anniversary, 17939 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Hazardous substances Amendments Transportation: authorize Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases (H.R. 2095), 17851 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a presumption of service connection for veterans with certain cancers who served in Vietnam and were exposed to certain herbicide agents (see H.R. 6798), 17897 Radioactive substances: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444), 17835 17898 Remarks in House Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: expand individuals eligible for compensation. enhance provision of information to claimants. and improve compensation procedures (H.R. 6766). 17914 Remarks in Senate Transportation: authorize Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases (H.R. 2095). 17801 HEALTH Medical economics Medical regulation Medicine Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17883 17884 17887 Veterans health facilities and services Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: improve certain death and survivor benefits (see H.R. 6774). 17896 Citizens Congressional Health Benefits Program: establish (see H.R. 6806). 17898 Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a presumption of service connection for veterans with certain cancers who served in Vietnam and were exposed to certain herbicide agents (see H.R. 6798), 17897 Cancer Veterans health facilities and services Dept. of Veterans Affairs: modernize disability benefits claims processing system to ensure accurate and timely delivery of compensation to veterans and their families and survivors (see S. 3419), 17834 Veterans health facilities and services EPA: study presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in U.S. drinking water supplies (see H.R. 6820), 17898 Public health FDA: finalize proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling {see S. 3425). 17834 Food industry: establish traceability system for food (see S. 3422). 17834 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act: eliminate certain inappropriate changes in law made to the Medicare Advantage program (see H.R. 6819). 17898 Medicare Patients and patient relations Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (see H.R. 6826), 17898 Home health services Medicare Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for Imaging services (see S. 3343) 17898 Medicare Physicians Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (see H.R. 6800). 17897 Medicare National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 647), 17835 Alcohol abuse and treatment National Runaway Prevention Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 646), 17835 Preventive medicine Pink Prayer Day: designate (see H. Res. 1412), 17899 Radioactive substances: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444). 17835 17898 Social Security: extend funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (see H.R. 6788). 17897 Health insurance Pediatrics Taxation: increase tobacco products excise tax and dedicate revenues to the war on cancer (see H.R, 6791). 17897 Cancer Public health Smoking Veterans Health Administration: establish position of Director of Physical Therapy Service and a fellowship program for physical therapists in geriatrics, rehabilitation, and polytrauma care (see H.R. 6792), 17897 Geriatrics and gerontology Veterans health facilities and services Letters Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Daniel E. Smith and Dick Woodruff. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. 17838 Cancer Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Richard Wiles. Environmental Working Group (organization), 17838 Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Robert F. Hurley. Citizens for Sun Protection (organization). 17838 Motions Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17890 17891 Veterans health facilities and services Remarks in House Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17883-17893 Veterans health facilities and services Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), earmark declaration, 17929 Veterans health facilities and services Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), motion to recommit, 17890 17891 Veterans health facilities and services Disability Pride Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1355), 17951 Diseases: identify causes and cure, expand data collection, and study access to and quality of care for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (H.R. 1188), 17910 17924 Arthritis Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: expand individuals eligible for compensation, enhance provision of information to claimants, and improve compensation procedures (H.R. 6766), 17914 Hope and Light Foundation: tribute to efforts to eradicate Spinal Muscular Atrophy, 17902 Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1896). 17951 Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (H.R. 6821), 17944 Medicare Physicians Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (H.R. 6800), 17946 Medicare National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc.: anniversary, 17930 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 17951 Traumatic Brain Injury Act: reauthorize, 17889 Neurological disorders Visiting Nurse Service, Inc.: anniversary, 17924 Nurses and nursing Women: ensure health care for women and health care for all in national health care reform (H. Con. Res. 400), 17948 Women's health Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: ensure fair treatment of members discharged early due to being the only surviving child in a family in which an immediate family member was killed, MIA, or disabled in the line of duty (H.R. 6580), 17803 Pediatrics FDA: create a three-tiered approval system for drugs, biological products, and devices that is responsive to the needs of seriously ill patients (S. 3046), 17820 Biologic drug products Medical supplies and equipment Patients and patient relations FDA: finalize proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling (S. 3425), 17837 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve ability to file State product liability lawsuits relative to defective medical devices (S. 3398), 17821 Medical supplies and equipment National objectives: provide affordable, guaranteed private health coverage (S. 334), 17794-17796 Reports filed Rural Veterans Access to Care Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 1527) (H. Rept. 110-817). 17896 Veterans health facilities and services H. Rept. 110-817 Sunshine in Litigation Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2449) (S. Rept. 110-439). 17834 S. Rept. 110-439 Rulings of the Chair Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17891 Veterans health facilities and services Texts of S. Res. 646. support goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month, 17849 Preventive medicine S. Res. 647, National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day, 17850 Alcohol abuse and treatment HEALTH CARE FACILITIES Health facilities administration Health facilities and services Bills and resolutions Social Security: extend funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (see H.R. 6788), 17897 Remarks in House Traumatic Brain Injury Act: reauthorize. 17889 Remarks in Senate Bruce W, CArter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Miami, FL: designate (H.R. 4918). 17802 Elwood "Bud" Link Dept. of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic. Wenatchee, WA: designate (H.R. 2245). 17801 Reports filed Rural Veterans Access to Care Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 1527) (H. Rept. 110-817), 17896 H. Rept. 110-817 HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Medical personnel Bills and resolutions Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (see H.R. 6826), 17898 Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (see S. 3343), 17898 Pink Prayer Day: designate (see H. Res. 1412), 17899 Veterans Health Administration: establish position of Director of Physical Therapy Service and a fellowship program for physical therapists in geriatrics, rehabilitation, and polytrauma care (see H.R. 6792). 17897 Remarks in House Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (H.R. 6821), 17944 Traumatic Brain Injury Act: reauthorize, 17889 Visiting Nurse Service, INc.: anniversary. 17924 Reports filed Rural Veterans Access to Care Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 1527) (H. Rept. 110-817), 17896 H. Rept. 110-817 HEALTHY AMERICANS ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 334), 17794-17796 HEALTHY FORESTS RESTORATION ACT Bills and resolutions Forests: expand areas of Federal land on which certain hazardous fuel reduction projects may be conducted (see H.R. 6787), 17897 HEIM, ARIBERT Remarks in Senate Zuroff, Ephraim: tribute to efforts to track down Nazi war criminals, 17831 HERBICIDES Herbicides Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a presumption of service connection for veterans with certain cancers who served in Vietnam and were exposed to certain herbicide agents (see H.R. 6798). 17897 HEROISM Awards, medals and prizes Military awards, decorations, and medals Bills and resolutions CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: designate (see S. 3241), 17896 Remarks in Senate CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: designate (S. 3241), 17781 Texts of S. 3241, CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL, 17781 HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND SITES Historic sites Bills and resolutions Cane River National Heritage Area: expand boundaries and reauthorize Cane River National Heritage Area Commission (see S. 3448), 17835 Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (see S. 3447), 17835 Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System (see S. 3449), 17835 Remarks in House Sauk County, WI: anniversary of Sauk County Historical Society stewardship of the Man Mound. 17926 Remarks in Senate Cane River National Heritage Area: expand boundaries and reauthorize Cane River National Heritage Area Commission (S. 3448), 17846 Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (S. 3447), 17846 Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System (S. 3449), 17847 Texts of S. 3448, Cane River National Heritage Area boundary expansion and Cane River National Heritage Area Commission reauthorization, 17846 S. 3449, Lower Mississippi River National Historic Site Study Act, 17847 HISTORY History Articles and editorials Civil Rights-Era Murder Cases--"Another Day for Justice"--Self-Taught Legal Expert Alvin Sykes Is on a Quest To Get Long-Unpursued Suspects Into Court Before It's Too Late, 17816 Farenholt Nautilus (U.S.S.): anniversary of crossing the North Pole (see S. Res. 648). 17835 Letters Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act: Alvin Sykes, Emmett Till Justice Campaign, Inc., 17817 Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act: Senator Coburn, 17817 17818 Remarks in House Armed Forces: anniversary of integration, 17919 Richland Township, PA: anniversary, 17914 University of California. Davis: anniversary. 17907 Remarks in Senate Nautilus (U.S.S.): anniversary of crossing the North Pole, 17820 Zuroff, Ephraim: tribute to efforts to track down Nazi war criminals, 17831 Reports filed Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 1746) (H. Rept. 110-820), 17896 H. Rept. 110-820 Texts of S. Res. 648, U.S.S. Nautilus North Pole crossing anniversary, 17850 HOLOCAUST INSURANCE ACCOUNTABILITY ACT Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 1746) (H. Rept. 110-820), 17896 H. Rept. 110-820 HOLSTE, DANIEL Remarks in House Tribute, 17904 HOME ENERGY AFFORD ABILITY TAX RELIEF (HEATR) ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6321), 17881 HOMELAND SECURITY ACT Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: clarify that matching funds are not required under the State Homeland Security Grant Program or the Urban Area Security Initiative (see S. 3424), 17834 HOMELESS Homelessness Bills and resolutions National Runaway Prevention Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 646), 17835 Taxation: provide incentives for building homeless shelters in areas affected by Presidentially declared disasters (see H.R. 6811). 17898 Remarks in House Jovenes, INc.: tribute to sponsorship of Homeless USA Cup street soccer team. 17902 Texts of S. Res. 646. support goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month. 17849 HOMOSEXUALITY Homosexual rights Homosexuality Bills and resolutions Crime: prevent hate crimes and provide support services for victims of hate crimes (see H.R. 6776), 17896 HOPE AND LIGHT FOUNDATION Remarks in House Diseases: tribute to efforts to eradicate Spinal Muscular Atrophy. 17902 HORTMANN, DICK Remarks in House Society for the Preservation and Appreciation for Motorized Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA): anniversary, 17908 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Discharge petitions signed Clean Air Act: reduce the proliferation of boutique fuels (H.R. 2493), 17901 Committee on POW and MIA Affairs (House, Select): establish (H. Res. 111), consideration (H. Res. 1240), 17901 Dept. of the Interior: establish an environmentally sound oil and gas leasing program for exploration, development, and production of resources of the Coastal Plain of Alaska (H.R. 6107), 17900 District of Columbia: restore right to keep and bear arms (H.R. 1399), consideration (H. Res. 1331), 17901 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels (H.R. 5656), 17901 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (H.R. 6108), 17900 Petroleum: expedite construction of new refinery capacity on closed military installations (H.R. 2279), 17901 Power resources: provide for a standby loan program for certain coal-to-liquid projects (H.R. 2208), 17901 Power resources: secure unrestricted reliable energy for American consumption and transmission (H.R. 3089), 17901 Social Security: extend funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (H.R. 3584), consideration (H. Res. 748), 17901 Motions Adjournment. 17894 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 17881 Prayers Coughlin. Daniel P., 17881 Remarks in House Congress: adjournment (H. Con. Res. 398), 17943 Financial Services Roundtable (organization): tribute for Community Service 2008 initiative. 17942 Minneapolis, MN: moment of silence for victims of the 1-35 bridge collapse. 17926 Point of order, 17891 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus Expo: tribute, 17914 Votes, position on missed: Bachus, 17895 Votes, position on missed: Barrow, 17932 Votes, position on missed: Drake, 17893 Votes, position on missed: Green, Gene, 17892 Votes, position on missed: Hinojosa. 17893 Votes, position on missed: Hirono. 17887 Votes, position on missed: Honda, 17887 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 17906 Votes, position on missed: Kilpatrick. 17895 17929 Votes, position on missed: Klein. 17884 Votes, position on missed: Langevin. 17944 Votes, position on missed: Maloney. 17920 Votes, position on missed: McHugh, 17929 Votes, position on missed: Murphy. Tim. 17947 Votes, position on missed: Ortiz. 17892 Votes, position on missed: Radanovich. 17888 Votes, position on missed: Reyes. 17892 Votes, position on missed: Smith. Lamar, 17949 Votes, position on missed: Turner. 17947 Votes, position on missed: Weller. 17929 Remarks in Senate Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building, West Frankford, IL: designate (H.R. 6061), 17781 Tributes Boehner, Representative, 17916 Rangel, Representative, 17929 HOUSING Housing Housing regulation Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17883 17884 17887 Housing construction Military housing Veterans housing Bills and resolutions Credit: ensure amounts made available for mortgage loss mitigation counseling in areas having the highest foreclosure rates are used in such areas (see H.R. 6790). 17897 Mortgages Dept. of HUD: reform provisions requiring "one-strike-" eviction from public and federally assisted housing (see H.R. 6785), 17897 Low-income housing Dept. of HUD: require the Real Estate Assessment Center to improve inspections of public housing and federally assisted multifamily housing (see H.R. 6803). 17897 Apartment houses Low-income housing National Oilheat Reliance Alliance Act: reauthorize (see S. 3442), 17835 Taxation: allow temporary refundable credit for residential heating costs and for fuel costs of farmers, small businesses, and fishermen, and increase and make permanent nonbusiness energy property credit (see H.R. 6804). 17898 Taxation: provide a credit for increased homeowners insurance premiums suffered by certain coastal homeowners resulting from hurricane events and for homeowner mitigation expenses for natural disasters (see S. 3427). 17834 Disaster insurance Home ownership Property insurance Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (see S. 3561). 17897 Motions Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17890 17891 Housing construction Military housing Veterans housing Remarks in House Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17883-17893 Housing construction Military housing Veterans housing Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). earmark declaration, 17929 Housing construction Military housing Veterans housing Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). motion to recommit. 17890 17891 Housing construction Military housing Veterans housing Real estate: provide needed housing reform (H.R. 5857), 17945 Real estate: provide needed housing reform, 17945 Taxation: provide a credit for certain home purchases (H.R. 5974), 17945 Home ownership Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (H.R. 6321), 17881 Remarks in Senate Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 17782-17783 Real estate: provide needed housing reform, 17783 17797 Rulings of the Chair Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17891 Housing construction Military housing Veterans housing HOUSING AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17945 Senate amendment, 17945 Remarks in Senate Enact (H.R. 3221): House amendments, 17783 17797 Housing: provide needed housing reform. 17783 17797 HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL AMERICANS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5974). 17945 HOWES, THOMAS Remarks in Senate Colombia: welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (S. Res. 627), 17814 Texts of S. Res. 627, welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), 17814 HUANG, SANDY Remarks in House Tribute, 17903 HUMAN RIGHTS Human rights Bills and resolutions China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (see S. Res. 643), 17835 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437), 17835 Remarks in House Supreme Court: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror. 17925 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (S. Res. 643). 17848 China, People's Republic of: human rights violations, 17792-17793 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437), 17844 Reports filed Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act Import Restrictions Renewal Approval: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.J. Res. 41) (S. Rept. 110-444), 17834 S. Rept. 110-444 Texts of S. 3437. Restoring America's Integrity Act. 17845 S. Res. 643, call for greater dialogue between the People's Republic of China and the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet, 17848 HURLEY, ROBERT F. Letters Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act, 17838 HURRICANES Hurricanes Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (see S. 3447), 17835 Taxation: provide a credit for increased homeowners insurance premiums suffered by certain coastal homeowners resulting from hurricane events and for homeowner mitigation expenses for natural disasters (see S. 3427), 17834 Remarks in Senate Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (S. 3447). 17846 IDAHO Idaho E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 17823 17824 Remarks in Senate Mountain Home AFB. ID: tribute to 366th Fighter Wing. 17825 ILLINOIS Illinois Amendments Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck, Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group, 17804 Remarks in House Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733), 17933 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17785-17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17790 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17804 17805 Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building, West Frankford, IL: designate (H.R. 6061), 17781 Texts of S.J. Res. 45. grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. 17805-17813 IMMIGRATION Immigration Amendments Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees. and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608). 17802 17867 17868 Bills and resolutions Employment: create an electronic employment eligibility verification system to ensure that all U.S. workers are legally able to work (see H.R. 6782), 17896 Law enforcement: remove incentives and loopholes that encourage illegal aliens to come into the U.S. and provide additional resources to local law enforcement and Federal border and immigration officers (see H.R. 6789), 17897 Taxation: clarify that wages paid to unauthorized aliens are not deductible (see H.R. 6813), 17898 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: calculate fuel expenses for Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicles according to gasoline piicCs reported by the Energy Information Administration Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (H.R. 6687), 17919 Remarks in Senate Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees. and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608). 17802 Reports filed Military Personnel Citizenship Processing Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2840) (S. Rept. 110-440). 17834 S. Rept. 110-440 INCOME Business income Dvidends and interest income Household income Personal and family income Wages and salaries Amendments Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 17867 17868 Income Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: improve certain death and survivor benefits (see H.R. 6774), 17896 Income Dept. of Veterans Affairs: modernize disability benefits claims processing system to ensure accurate and timely delivery of compensation to veterans and their families and survivors (see S. 3419). 17834 Income Foreign Service: extend comparability pay adjustments to employees serving overseas and authorize a death gratuity payable to surviving dependents of employees who die as a result of injuries sustained while on duty (see S. 3426), 17834 Income Taxation: allow temporary refundable credit for residential heating costs and for fuel costs of farmers, small businesses, and fishermen, and increase and make permanent nonbusiness energy property credit (see H.R. 6804), 17898 Income Taxation: clarify that wages paid to unauthorized aliens are not deductible (see H.R. 6813), 17898 Income Taxation: defer tax on gain from the sale of certain telecommunications and media businesses (see S. 3446). 17835 Income Taxation: increase standard mileage rate for charitable purposes to equal the rate for business purposes (see S. 3421). 17834 Income Taxation: increase tobacco products excise tax and dedicate revenues to the war on cancer (see H.R. 6791). 17897 Income Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (see S. 3561), 17897 Income Taxation: provide an increased mileage rate for charitable deductions (see S. 3429), 17835 Income Taxation: provide for rollover of gain from divesting certain qualified securities of businesses engaged in Iran or Sudan discouraged activities (see H.R. 6827), 17899 Income Remarks in House Taxation: provide a credit for certain home purchases (H.R. 5974), 17945 Income Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (H.R. 6321), 17881 Income Remarks in Senate Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 17783 Income Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17785-17790 Income Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). unanimous-consent request. 17790 Income Economy: national objectives priority assignments. 17782-17783 Income Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 Income Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 17785 Income Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049). unanimous-consent request. 17789 17790 Income Taxation: repeal dollar limitation on contributions to funeral trusts. 17803 Income Statements Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President, 17786 Income INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Federal independent agencies Amendments GAO: reform (H.R. 5683). 17869 Bills and resolutions GAO: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board (see H.R. 6822), 17898 Remarks in House GAO: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board (H.R. 6822), 17947 Remarks in Senate GAO: reform (H.R. 5683). 17872 17874 Reports filed Government Credit Card Abuse Prevention Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 789) (S. Rept. 110-437), 17834 S. Rept. 110-437 Texts of H.R. 5683, GAO Act, 17872-17874 INDIANA Indiana Amendments Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Articles and editorials Pence's Words Move Rotarians To Help Eastside, 17927 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck, Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group, 17804 Remarks in House Crawfordsville, IN: tribute to Crawfordsville High School boys' basketball team, 17905 Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733), 17933 Lafayette, IN: tribute to McCutcheon High School girls' Softball team, 17908 Muncie, IN: tribute to Muncie Rotary Club, 17927 Tell City, IN: anniversary, 17913 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). 17785-17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). unanimous-consent requeSt. 17790 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45). 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45. grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 INDIANAPOLIS, IN Indianapolis, Ind. Remarks in House Ben Davis High School: tribute to boys' track and field team. 17930 INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT Remarks in House Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 1896). 17951 INFLATION Inflation Bills and resolutions Export Administration Act: improve electronic filing of export data and strengthen enforcement authorities (see H.R. 6828), 17899 FCC: require auction of spectrum for a free and open access broadband service (see S. 3420), 17834 National Data Privacy Day: designate (see H. Res. 1393), 17899 Remarks in Senate Public documents: enhance citizen access to Government information and services by establishing plain language as the standard style for Government documents issued to the public (S. 2291). unanimous-consent request. 17790 Reports filed Sunshine in Litigation Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2449) (S. Rept. 110-439). 17834 S. Rept. 110-439 INSURANCE Insurance Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: improve certain death and survivor benefits (see H.R. 6774), 17896 Citizens Congressional Health Benefits Program: establish (see H.R. 6806), 17898 Floods: expand eligible premium refund opportunities for persons who. as a result of new mapping data do not reside in a special flood hazard area (see S. 3436). 17835 Foreign Service: extend comparability pay adjustments to employees serving overseas and authorize a death gratuity payable to surviving dependents of employees who die as a result of injuries sustained while on duty (see S. 3426). 17834 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act: eliminate certain inappropriate changes in law made to the Medicare Advantage program (see H.R. 6819), 17898 Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (see H.R. 6826), 17898 Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (see S. 3343), 17898 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (see H.R. 6800), 17897 Social Security: extend funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (see H.R. 6788). 17897 Taxation: provide a credit for increased homeowners insurance premiums suffered by certain coastal homeowners resulting from hurricane events and for homeowner mitigation expenses for natural disasters (see S. 3427). 17834 Remarks in House Health: ensure health care for women and health care for all in national health care reform (H. Con. Res. 400), 17948 Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (H.R. 6821). 17944 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (H.R. 6800). 17946 Remarks in Senate Health: provide affordable, guaranteed private health coverage (S. 334). 17794-17796 Reports filed Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 1746) (H. Rept. 110-820), 17896 H. Rept. 110-820 INTELLIGENCE SERVICES Intelligence services Bills and resolutions Civil liberties: limit use of certain integration techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437). 17835 Remarks in House Supreme Court: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror. 17925 Remarks in Senate Civil liberties: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437). 17844 Reports filed State Secrets Protection Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2533) (S. Rept. 110-442). 17834 S. Rept. 110-442 Texts of S, 17845 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS Foreign economic relations Bills and resolutions Developing countries: prevent speculation and profiteering in the defaulted debt of certain poor countries (see H.R. 6796), 17897 Reports filed Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2166) (S. Rept. 110-438). 17834 S. Rept. 110-438 INTERNATIONAL LAW International law Bills and resolutions Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437). 17835 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437), 17844 Zuroff, Ephraim: tribute to efforts to track down Nazi war criminals, 17831 Texts of S. 3437, Restoring America's Integrity Act, 17845 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE International Olympic Committee Bills and resolutions Olympic games: recognize progress made by participating countries to increase participation of women and advocate for improved opportunities for women to participate in sports (see H. Res. 1409), 17899 INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE Remarks in House Morrison, Marin: tribute for participation in Paralympic games, 17939 INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS Bills and resolutions Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437), 17835 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437), 17844 Texts of S. 3437, Restoring America's Integrity Act, 17845 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS International relations Addresses America's Voice for Security, Prosperity, and Humanitarian Values: Robert M. Gates, Sec. of Defense, 17911 Bills and resolutions China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (see S. Res. 643). 17835 Foreign policy: support efforts to advance U.S, INternational diplomacy and engagement in order to restore U.S. credibility abroad (see H. Res. 1410). 17899 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437). 17835 Olympic games: recognize progress made by participating countries to increase participation of women and advocate for improved opportunities for women to participate in sports (see H. Res. 1409), 17899 Remarks in House Cyprus: anniversary of Turkish occupation. 17941 Gates. Sec. of Defense: U.S. Global Leadership Campaign honoree. 17910 National objectives: develop new U.S. national security policy, 17936 Supreme Court: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror, 17925 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (S. Res. 643). 17848 China, People's Republic of: human rights violations. 17792-17793 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437). 17844 Reports filed Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2166) (S. Rept. 110-438), 17834 S. Rept. 110-438 U.S, PArticipation in, and Appropriations for the U.S. Contribution to, Replenishment of Resources of the African Development Fund: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 3169) (S. Rept. 110-441), 17834 S. Rept. 110-441 Texts of S. 3437. Restoring America's Integrity Act. 17845 S. Res. 643, call for greater dialogue between the People's Republic of China and the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet, 17848 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SANITATION Remarks in Senate Goals and ideals: support (H. Con. Res. 318). 17815 INTERSTATE COMMERCE Interstate commerce Bills and resolutions Recycling: require certain metal recyclers to keep records of their transactions in order to deter theft and interstate fencing of stolen copper (see S. 3666). 17899 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Interstate Commerce Commission Amendments Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45). 17805 17869 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck. Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group. 17804 Remarks in Senate Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res, 45), 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45. grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 INVESTMENTS Investments Bills and resolutions Taxation: defer tax on gain from the sale of certain telecommunications and media businesses (see S. 3446), 17835 Taxation: provide for rollover of gain from divesting certain qualified securities of businesses engaged in Iran or Sudan discouraged activities (see H.R. 6827), 17899 Taxation: provide for tax-favored unemployment savings accounts (see H.R. 6799), 17897 Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform (H.R. 5857). 17945 Housing: provide needed housing reform. 17945 Taxation: provide a credit for certain home purchases (H.R. 5974), 17945 Taxation: provide for tax-favored unemployment savings accounts (H.R. 6799), 17942 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), 17783 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities, 17794 Housing: provide needed housing reform. 17783 17797 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 17785 Taxation: repeal dollar limitation on contributions to funeral trusts, 17803 Statements Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President, 17786 IOWA Iowa Remarks in House Algona, IA: anniversary of Kossuth County Fair. 17902 Boone, IA: tribute to Boone High School girls' tennis team, 17922 Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733). 17933 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17785-17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17790 IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Iran Bills and resolutions Foreign policy: impose sanctions, provide for State and local government divestment of assets, and identify locations of concern relative to transshipment, reexportation, or diversion of certain sensitive items (see S. 3445), 17835 Taxation: provide for rollover of gain from divesting certain qualified securities of businesses engaged in Iran or Sudan discouraged activities (see H.R. 6827), 17899 Reports filed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 3445) (S. Rept. 110-443), 17834 S. Rept. 110-443 IRAQ SECURITY AGREEMENT ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3433), 17835 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3433), 17840 Texts of S. 3433, provisions, 17840 IRAQ, REPUBLIC OF Iraq Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: provide for equity in the award of certain military decorations and "citations (see S. 3423), 17834 Treaties and agreements: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (see S. 3433), 17835 Remarks in Senate Treaties and agreements: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (S. 3433). 17840 Texts of S. 3433, Iraq Security Agreement Act, 17840 IRRIGATION Irrigation Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: assess irrigation infrastructure of the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project in Colorado (see H.R. 6825), 17898 ISRAEL, STATE OF Israel Remarks in House Independence: anniversary, 17952 JEFFERSON, IA Jefferson, Iowa Remarks in House Owens. Bob: Lincoln Highway Association Meritorious Achievement Award recipient, 17921 JEWS Jews Remarks in House Israel: independence anniversary. 17952 Remarks in Senate Zuroff, Ephraim: tribute to efforts to track down Nazi war criminals, 17831 Reports filed Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 1746) (H. Rept. 110-820), 17896 H. Rept. 110-820 JOBS, ENERGY, FAMILIES, AND DISASTER RELIEF ACT Remarks in Senate Bridges: motion to proceed, 17785 Taxation: extend the research and development tax credit, 17783 Statements Provisions: Executive Office of the President, 17786 JOHNSON COUNTY (KS) SUN Articles and editorials Gant Sisters Stop Teaching To Focus on Recording, 17936 JOHNSON COUNTY, KS Johnson County, Kans. Remarks in House Forbes (publication): inclusion in "Best Places to Raise a Family" list, 17938 JOHNSON, ERICK Remarks in House Tribute, 17924 JOVENES, INC. Remarks in House Sports: tribute to sponsorship of Homeless USA Cup street soccer team. 17902 JUBERA, DREW Articles and editorials Civil Rights-Era Murder Cases--"Another Day for Justice"--Self-Taught Legal Expert Alvin Sykes Is on a Quest To Get Long-Unpursued Suspects Into Court Before It's Too Late, 17816 JUBILEE ACT FOR RESPONSIBLE LENDING AND EXPANDED DEBT CANCELLATION Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2166) (S. Rept. 110-438), 17834 S. Rept. 110-438 KANSAS Kansas Remarks in House Hays. KS: anniversary of Thomas More Preparatory. 17939 Johnson County. KS: inclusion in Forbes (publication) "Best Places to Raise a Family" list. 17938 Overland Park, KS: inclusion in Money (publication) list of best places to live, 17938 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). 17785-17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). unanimous-consent request. 17790 KENYA, REPUBLIC OF Kenya Remarks in Senate Africa: anniversary of bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (S. Res. 618), 17813 Texts of S. Res. 618, U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania bombing anniversary, 17813 KLING, S. LEE Remarks in House Tribute. 17944 KNOX COLLEGE Remarks in House Thompson, Myra: Dept. of State Fulbright Award recipient, 17921 KOSSUTH COUNTY, IA Kossuth County, Iowa Remarks in House Algona, IA: anniversary of Kossuth County Fair, 17902 KUTSCHER, ANN Remarks in House General Federation of Women's Clubs: Missouri General Federation of Women's Clubs Empowered Woman of the Present Award recipient, 17905 LABELING Labeling Bills and resolutions FDA: finalize proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling (see S. 3425), 17834 Letters Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Daniel E. Smith and Dick Woodruff. American Cancer Society ' Cancer Action Network. 17838 Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Richard Wiles, Environmental Working Group (organization). 17838 Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Robert F. Hurley, Citizens for Sun Protection (organization), 17838 Remarks in Senate FDA: finalize proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling (S. 3425). 17837 LABOR UNIONS Labor unions Remarks in Senate FAA: improve dispute resolution relative to the personnel management system (S. 3416), 17821 LAFAYETTE, IN Lafayette, Ind. Remarks in House McCutcheon High School: tribute to girls' Softball team, 17908 LAKES Lakes and lakeshores Amendments Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Bills and resolutions Great Lakes: affirm and enforce that exports and diversions of water only be approved in the public interest (see H.R. 6814), 17898 Letters Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck, Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group, 17804 Remarks in Senate Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45). 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45. grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. 17805-17813 LAND USE Land use Bills and resolutions Forests: expand access of private landowners, assure sustainable forest practices, and establish a relationship between Federal and private forest lands relative to biomass and carbon trading activities (see H.R. 6830), 17899 Forests: expand areas of Federal land on which certain hazardous fuel reduction projects may be conducted (see H.R. 6787), 17897 LANGUAGES Language use and ability Languages and linguistics Bills and resolutions Schools: withhold hederal tunds from schools that permit or require the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem in a language other than English (see H.R. 6783). 17897 Reports filed State Court Inteipreter Grant Program Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 702) (S. Rept. 110-436), 17834 S. Rept. 110-436 LARGO (FL) LEADER Articles and editorials Largo Woman Celebrates 108th Birthday, 17903 LARGO, FL Largo, Fla. Articles and editorials For Largo Man, D-Day Is Like Yesterday, 17904 Largo Woman Celebrates 108th Birthday, 17903 LAW ENFORCEMENT Law enforcement Articles and editorials Civil Rights-Era Murder Cases--"Another Day for Justice"--Self-Taught Legal Expert Alvin Sykes Is on a Quest To Get Long-Unpursued Suspects Into Court Before It's Too Late, 17816 Bills and resolutions Civil rights: provide for investigation of certain unsolved civil rights crimes (see S. 3348). 17835 Crime: combat organized crime involving the illegal acquisition of retail goods for the purpose of selling those goods through physical and online retail marketplaces (see S. 3434). 17835 Crime: prevent hate crimes and provide support services for victims of hate crimes (see H.R. 6776). 17896 Crime: provide penalties for displaying nooses in public with intent to harass or intimidate a person because of that person's race, color, religion, or national origin (see H.R. 6777). 17896 Dept. of Homeland Security: clarify that matching funds are not required under the State Homeland Security Grant Program or the Urban Area Security Initiative (see S. 3424). 17834 Immigration: remove incentives and loopholes that encourage illegal aliens to come into the U.S. and provide additional resources to local law enforcement and Federal border and immigration officers (see H.R. 6789), 17897 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437), 17835 New York: designate four counties as high-intensity drug trafficking areas (see S. 3592). 17897 Letters Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act: Alvin Sykes, Em-mett Till Justice Campaign, Inc., 17817 Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act: Senator Coburn, 17817 17818 Remarks in House Air Force: anniversary of Office of Special Investigations, 17940 Dept. of Homeland Security: calculate fuel expenses for Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicles according to gasoline prices reported by the Energy Information Administration Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (H.R. 6687). 17919 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (H.R. 6653). 17943 Remarks in Senate Civil rights: provide for investigation of certain unsolved civil rights crimes (S. 3430). 17815 Colombia: welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc GonsaJves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (S. Res. 627), 17814 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), 17783 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities, 17794 Crime: combat organized crime involving the illegal acquisition of retail goods for the purpose of selling those goods through physical and online retail marketplaces (S. 3434), 17841 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by cut Hi actors (S. 3437), 17844 Reports filed Sunshine in Litigation Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2449) (S. Rept. 110-439). 17834 S. Rept. 110-439 Texts of S. 3434, Combating Organized Retail Crime Act, 17842-17844 S. 3437, Restoring America's Integrity Act, 17845 S. Res. 627, welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Aimed Forces of Colombia (FARC), 17814 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Police Bills and resolutions Immigration: remove incentives and loopholes that encourage illegal aliens to come into the U.S. and provide additional resources to local law enforcement and Federal border and immigration officers (see H.R. 6789). 17897 LAWSON, KARA Remarks in House Olympic games: tribute for participation, 17938 LEAWOOD, KS Leawood, Kans. Articles and editorials Gant Sisters Stop Teaching To Focus on Recording. 17936 LEE, DEMORRIS A. Articles and editorials For Largo Man. D-Day Is Like Yesterday. 17904 LEES, MARTIN Statements Ditchley Foundation Anniversary, 17827-17830 LEESBURG, FL Leesburg, Fla. Remarks in House Snow, Samuel: receipt of honorable discharge papers and apology from Army for court-martial during World War II, 17918 LEON-FREGOSO, MIGUEL Remarks in House Firearms: gun control. 17933 LINCOLN HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION Remarks in House Owens, Bob: Lincoln Highway Association Meritorious Achievement Award recipient, 17921 LINK, ELWOOD (BUD) Remarks in Senate Elwood "Bud" Link Dept. of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Wenatchee, WA: designate (H.R. 2245), 17801 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL, INC. Remarks in House Bordentown, NJ: tribute to Bordentown Little League, 17950 LIZIK, THOMAS Remarks in House Tribute, 17949 LOCAL GOVERNMENT Local government Articles and editorials Recalling Skill. Wit of Hanni. 17934 Bills and resolutions Agriculture: provide grants to assist local farmers to grow food crops and livestock to be sold locally, support formation of community-supported agricultural projects, and diversify operations (see H.R. 6793). 17897 Dept. of HUD: establish grant programs to encourage energy-efficient economic development and green job training and creation in metropolitan areas and establish Metro Area Green Institute (see H.R. 6815). 17898 Dept. of HUD: reform provisions requiring "one-strike" eviction from public and federally assisted housing (see H.R. 6785). 17897 Dept. of Homeland Security: clarify that matching funds are not required under the State Homeland Security Grant Program or the Urban Area Security Initiative (see S. 3424), 17834 Dept. of Transportation: award grants to assists schools with fuel costs for school buses and energy for school buildings (see H.R. 6809). 17898 Elections: direct the Election Assistance Commission to reimburse jurisdictions for costs incurred in conducting manual audits of general election results for Federal office (see H.R. 6794). 17897 Immigration: remove incentives and loopholes that encourage illegal aliens to come into the U.S. and provide additional resources to local law enforcement and Federal border and immigration officers (see H.R. 6789), 17897 Iran: impose sanctions, provide for State and local government divestment of assets, and identify locations of concern relative to transshipment, reexportation, or diversion of certain sensitive items (see S. 3445), 17835 Schools: withhold Federal funds from schools that permit or require the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem in a language other than English (see H.R. 6783), 17897 States: provide for secure rural schools and counties and enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources (see H.R. 6779), 17896 Remarks in House Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733), 17933 Overland Park, KS: inclusion in Money (publication) list of best places to live, 17938 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roc v. Wade decision. 17951 Surface Transportation Board: consider impact of certain railroad transactions on local communities (H.R. 6707), 17927 Tell City, IN: anniversary. 17913 Transportation: infrastructure funding. 17923 Remarks in Senate Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve ability to file State product liability lawsuits relative to defective medical devices (S. 3398), 17821 Plymouth, MN: inclusion in Money (publication) list of best places to live, 17826 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 17785 Reports filed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions. Accountability, and Divestment Act: Committee on Banking. Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 3445) (S. Rept. 110-443), 17834 S. Rept. 110-443 Statements Jobs. Energy. Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President, 17786 LOFTUS, JAMIE Remarks in Senate Tribute, 17831 LORICK, KORI Remarks in House Tribute. 17881 17938 LOS ANGELES, CA Los Angeles, Calif. Remarks in House Jovenes, INc.: tribute to sponsorship of Homeless USA Cup street soccer team. 17902 Remarks in Senate Chi Mui Post Officc Building. San Gabriel, CA: designate (H.R. 5477), 17781 LOUISIANA Louisiana Bills and resolutions Cane River National Heritage Area: expand boundaries and reauthorize Cane River National Heritage Area Commission (see S. 3448). 17835 Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (see S. 3447), 17835 Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System (see S. 3449), 17835 Remarks in Senate Cane River National Heritage Area: expand boundaries and reauthorize Cane River National Heritage Area Commission (S. 3448), 17846 Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (S. 3447). 17846 Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System (S. 3449). 17847 Texts of S. 3448, Cane River National Heritage Area boundary expansion and Cane River National Heritage Area Commission reauthorization. 17846 S. 3449. Lower Mississippi River National Historic Site Study Act, 17847 LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE STUDY ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3449), 17835 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3449), 17847 Texts of S. 3449, provisions, 17847 LYLES, CEECEE ROSS Bills and resolutions CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: designate (see S. 3241), 17896 Remarks in Senate CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: designate (S. 3241), 17781 Texts of S. 3241, CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL, 17781 MAJOR, JOHN Statements Ditchley Foundation Anniversary, 17827 MALDONADO, ADRIAN Remarks in House Tribute. 17920 MANZANO, LEONEL Remarks in House Tribute. 17930 MARINE MAMMALS Marine mammals Bills and resolutions Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (see S. 3438), 17835 Remarks in Senate Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (S. 3438), 17845 MARINE RESOURCES Marine resources Bills and resolutions Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (see S. 3438), 17835 Remarks in Senate Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (S. 3438). 17845 MATTAN, BRADLEY D. Remarks in House Tribute, 17926 MCCOY, DUNCAN Remarks in House Tribute. 17902 MCGRATH, DIANE Remarks in House Tribute, 17932 MCKAY, KELSEY Remarks in Senate Tribute, 17831 MEDICARE IMPROVEMENTS FOR PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS ACT Bills and resolutions Insurance: eliminate certain inappropriate changes in law made to the Medicare Advantage program (see H.R. 6819), 17898 MEGASKILLS EDUCATION CENTER (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Anniversary, 17924 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Congress Bills and resolutions Citizens Congressional Health Benefits Program: establish (see H.R. 6806), 17898 Remarks in House Financial Services Roundtable (organization): tribute for Community Service 2008 initiative, 17942 Votes, position on missed: Bachus. 17895 Votes, position on missed: Barrow, 17932 Votes, position on missed: Drake. 17893 Votes, position on missed: Green, Gene, 17892 Votes, position on missed: Hinojosa, 17893 Votes, position on missed: Hirono, 17887 Votes, position on missed: Honda, 17887 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 17906 Votes, position on missed: Kilpatrick, 17895 17929 Votes, position on missed: Klein, 17884 Votes, position on missed: Langevin, 17944 Votes, position on missed: Maloney, 17920 Votes, position on missed: McHugh, 17929 Votes, position on missed: Murphy, Tim, 17947 Votes, position on missed: Ortiz, 17892 Votes, position on missed: Radanovich, 17888 Votes, position on missed: Reyes, 17892 Votes, position on missed: Smith, Lamar, 17949 Votes, position on missed: Turner, 17947 Votes, position on missed: Weller, 17929 Remarks in Senate Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building. West Frankford, IL: designate (H.R. 6061). 17781 Tributes Boehner, Representative. 17916 Helms, Jesse, 17822 Pryor. David. 17782 Rangel. Representative. 17929 MENTAL HEALTH Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Bills and resolutions National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 649), 17835 Remarks in House Traumatic Brain Injury Act: reauthorize. 17889 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 17785 Reports filed Education Begins at Home Act: Committee on Education and Labor (House) (H.R. 2343) (H. Rept. 110-818), 17896 H. Rept. 110-818 Statements Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President, 17786 Texts of S. Res. 649, National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day, 17850 MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD Merit Systems Protection Board Bills and resolutions GAO: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board (see H.R. 6822), 17898 Remarks in House GAO: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board (H.R. 6822), 17947 MERRY, MICHAEL Remarks in Senate Tribute, 17831 METRO ECONOMIES GREEN ACT (MEGA) Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6815), 17898 MIAMI, FL Miami, Fla. Remarks in Senate Bruce W, CArter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center: designate (H.R. 4918), 17802 MICHALSKI, THOMAS Articles and editorials Largo Woman Celebrates 108th Birthday, 17903 MICHIGAN Michigan Amendments Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck, Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group, 17804 Remarks in House Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733), 17933 Sand Creek Telephone Co.: anniversary. 17953 Waterford. MI: tribute to Civil Air Patrol Oakland Composite Squadron color guard team. 17919 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), unanimous-consent request. 17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). 17785-17790 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45). 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 MIDDLE EAST Middle East Bills and resolutions Iran: impose sanctions, provide for State and local government divestment of assets, and identify locations of concern relative to transshipment, reexportation, or diversion of certain sensitive items (see S. 3445), 17835 Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (see S. 3433), 17835 Remarks in House Israel: independence anniversary, 17952 Remarks in Senate Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security cuminitiuem or arrangement Is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (S. 3433). 17840 Reports filed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 3445) (S. Rept. 110-443), 17834 S. Rept. 110-443 Texts of S. 3433, Iraq Security Agreement Act, 17840 MIDWEST SCHOOLS DISASTER RECOVERY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6733), 17933 MIDWESTERN DISASTER TAX RELIEF ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3322), 17785-17790 unanimous-consent requeSt. 17790 MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT Remarks in House Supreme Court: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror, 17925 MILITARY PERSONNEL CITIZENSHIP PROCESSING ACT Reports filed Provisions: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2840) (S. Rept. 110-440), 17834 S. Rept. 110-440 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Minneapolis, Minn. Remarks in House Bridges: anniversary of the 1-35 bridge collapse. 17881 17882 17923 17939 17949 Bridges: authorize additional funds for emergency repairs and reconstruction of the 1-35 bridge and waive limitation on emergency relief funds for those repairs and reconstruction (H.R. 3311). 17923 Bridges: moment of silence for victims of the 1-35 bridge collapse. 17926 MINNESOTA Minnesota Amendments Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck, Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group, 17804 Remarks in House Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733), 17933 Minneapolis, MN: anniversary of the 1-35 bridge collapse, 17881 17882 17923 17939 17949 Minneapolis, MN: authorize additional funds for emergency repairs and reconstruction of the 1-35 bridge and waive limitation on emergency relief funds for those repairs and reconstruction (H.R. 3311), 17923 Minneapolis, MN: moment of silence for victims of the 1-35 bridge collapse, 17926 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide lax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17785-17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17790 Great Lakes-St. Lawrcncc River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17804 17805 Plymouth, MN: inclusion in Money (publication) list of best places to live, 17826 Texts of S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Re sources Compact, 17805-17813 MINORITIES Minority groups Bills and resolutions Crime: prevent hate crimes and provide support services for victims of hate crimes (see H.R. 6776), 17896 Crime: provide penalties for displaying nooses in public with intent to harass or intimidate a person because of that person's race, color, religion, or national origin (see H.R. 6777). 17896 Remarks in House Armed Forces: anniversary of integration. 17919 National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc.: anniversary, 17930 MISSING IN ACTION Missing in action Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: ensure fair treatment of members discharged early due to being the only surviving child in a family in which an immediate family member was killed. MIA. or disabled in the line of duty (H.R. 6580), 17803 MISSOURI Missouri Remarks in House Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733), 17933 Kutscher. Ann: Missouri General Federation of Women's Clubs Empowered Woman of the Present Award recipient, 17905 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and Hooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). unanimous-consent request. 17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). 17785-17790 MOBILE, AL Mobile, Ala. Remarks in House Evonik Degussa Corp.: anniversary of Mobile, AL, plant, 17952 MONEY (PUBLICATION) Remarks in House Overland Park, KS: inclusion in Money (publication) list of best places to live. 17938 Remarks in Senate Plymouth. MN: inclusion in Money (publication) list of best places to live. 17826 MONTVILLE, CT Montville, Conn. Remarks in House Montville Polish Club: anniversary. 17944 MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS Monuments and memorials National monuments Bills and resolutions Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (see S. 3438). 17835 Remarks in Senate Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (S. 3438), 17845 MORGAN, ROBERT K. Remarks in House Tribute, 17916 MORRIS, TOM J. Remarks in Senate Tribute, 17826 MORRISON, MARIN Remarks in House Paralympic games: tribute for participation, 17939 MOTION PICTURES Motion pictures Articles and editorials Hollywood's Conservative Underground. 17932 Remarks in House Arts and humanities: tribute to conservative members of the film and entertainment industry. 17932 MOTOR VEHICLES Motor transportation Bills and resolutions Dept. of Transportation: award grants to assists schools with fuel costs for school buses and energy for school buildings (see H.R. 6809), 17898 Dept. of Transportation: develop procedures for permitting car rental companies to have limited access to information in the National Driver Register (see H.R. 6775), 17896 Taxation: increase standard mileage rate for charitable purposes to equal the rate for business purposes (see S. 3421). 17834 Taxation: provide a credit for purchase of new neighborhood electric vehicles (see H.R. 6807), 17898 Taxation: provide a credit to consumers based on fuel economy (see H.R. 6773), 17896 Taxation: provide a credit to facilitate accelerated development and deployment of advanced safely systems for commercial motor vehicles (see S. 3428). 17835 Taxation: provide an increased mileage rate for rharirable deductions (see S. 3429), 17835 Taxation: provide employers a credit for reimbursing employee carpooling expenses (see H.R. 6810). 17898 Letters Urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline price levels: several Senators, 17790 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: calculate fuel expenses for Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicles according to gasoline prices reported by the Energy Information Administration Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (H.R. 6687), 17919 Taxation: promote charitable donations of qualified vehicles (H.R. 6727). 17906 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 17823 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 17784 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 17790 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 17785 Taxation: provide incentives for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (S. 1617). 17801 Statements Jobs. Energy. Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President, 17786 MOUNTAIN HOME AFB, ID Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Remarks in Senate Aviation: tribute to 366th Fighter Wing, 17825 MUNCIE, IN Muncie, Ind. Articles and editorials Pence's Words Move Rotarians To Help Eastside, 17927 Remarks in House Muncie Rotary Club: tribute, 17927 MUSIC AND DANCE Dance Music Articles and editorials Gant Sisters Stop Teaching To Focus on Recording, 17936 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION National Aeronautics and Space Administration Bills and resolutions Anniversary (see S. Res. 651), 17835 Texts of S. Res. 651, anniversary, 17851 NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY Remarks in Senate Designate (S. Res. 625), 17814 Texts of S. Res. 625, designate, 17815 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL MINORITY EDUCATORS, INC. Remarks in House Anniversary, 17930 NATIONAL ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER AWARENESS DAY Bills and resolutions Designate (see S. Res. 649), 17835 Texts of S. Res. 649, designate, 17850 NATIONAL CEMETERIES Military cemeteries and funerals Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17883 17884 17887 Motions Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17890 17891 Remarks in House Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17883-17893 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), earmark declaration, 17929 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), motion to recommit, 17890 17891 Rulings of the Chair Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17891 NATIONAL CHILD AWARENESS MONTH Bills and resolutions Designate (see S. Res. 644). 17835 Texts of S. Res. 644. designate. 17849 NATIONAL DATA PRIVACY DAY Bills and resolutions Designate (see H. Res. 1393). 17899 NATIONAL EMBLEMS National signs and symbols Bills and resolutions Schools: withhold Federal funds from schools that permit or require the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem in a language other than English (see H.R. 6783), 17897 NATIONAL FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY Bills and resolutions Designate (see S. Res. 647), 17835 Texts of S. Res. 647, designate, 17850 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE National Football League Bills and resolutions Youth Impact Program: tribute (see S. Res. 716). 17899 NATIONAL FORESTS National forests Bills and resolutions Forests: expand access of private landowners, assure sustainable forest practices, and establish a relationship between Federal and private forest lands relative to biomass and carbon trading activities (see H.R. 6830), 17899 Forests: expand areas of Federal land on which certain hazardous fuel reduction projects may he conducted (see H.R. 6787), 17897 NATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY Bills and resolutions Importance: recognize (see S. Res. 650). 17835 Texts of S. Res. 650. recognize importance. 17851 NATIONAL GUARD National Guard Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17883 17884 17887 Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: improve certain death and survivor benefits (see H.R. 6774), 17896 Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (see S. 3447), 17835 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act: improve enforcement (see S. 3432), 17835 Motions Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17890 17891 Remarks in House Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17883-17893 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). earmark declaration. 17929 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). motion to recommit. 17890 17891 Remarks in Senate Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (S. 3447), 17846 Winner. SD: Winner School District recipient of Sec. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. 17832 Rulings of the Chair Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17891 NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES ACT Bills and resolutions Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (see S. 3438), 17835 Remarks in Senate Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (S. 3438), 17845 NATIONAL NEIGHBOR DAY Bills and resolutions Importance: recognize (see S. Res. 650). 17835 Texts of S. Res. 650, recognize importance. 17851 NATIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DAY Bills and resolutions Importance: recognize (see S. Res. 650). 17835 Texts of S. Res. 650. recognize Importance. 17851 NATIONAL OBJECTIVES National goals Addresses America's Voice for Security, Prosperity, and Humanitarian Values: Robert M. Gates. Sec. of Defense. 17911 Bills and resolutions Citizens Congressional Health Benefits Program: establish (see H.R. 6806). 17898 Power resources: develop advanced and alternative energy and increased domestic energy production to achieve American energy independence (see H.R. 6824), 17898 Power resources: increase domestic energy production and diversify America's energy portfolio (see H.R. 6817), 17898 Presidential Commission To Study the Culture and Glorification of Violence in America: establish (see H.R. 6808), 17898 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 17823 17824 Remarks in House Health: ensure health care for women and health care for all in national health care reform (H. Con. Res. 400), 17948 Housing: provide needed housing reform (H.R. 5857), 17945 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17945 National security: develop new U.S. national security policy, 17936 Power resources: national energy policy. 17881 17882 17916 17918 17937 17943 Power resources: promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566). 17890 17891 17945 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment. 17945 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (H.R. 6653), 17943 Power resources: recognize importance of increasing renewable and alternative fuel use in reducing imports of foreign oil (H. Res. 1407). 17906 Presidential Commission To Study the Culture and Glorification of Violence in America: establish (H.R. 6808). 17940 Remarks in Senate Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 17783 Congress: accomplishments of the 110th Congress, 17818-17820 Democratic Party: national agenda, 17783 17784 Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 17782-17783 Health: provide affordable, guaranteed private health coverage (S. 334), 17794-17796 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17783 17797 Power resources: national energy policy. 17783-17785 17790-17792 17793 17796 17799-17801 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221). House amendments. 17783 17797 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 17785 Statements Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President, 17786 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Bills and resolutions Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (see S. 3438), 17835 Remarks in Senate Antiquities Act: prohibit use of funds for the establishment of national marine monuments unless certain requirements are met (S. 3438). 17845 Reports filed NOAA Property in Norfolk, VA. Sale or Exchange: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5350) (H. Rept. 110-822). 17896 H. Rept. 110-822 NATIONAL OILHEAT RELIANCE ALLIANCE ACT Bills and resolutions Reauthorize (see S. 3442), 17835 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE National Park Service Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (see S. 3447), 17835 Remarks in Senate Appropriations: Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (S. 3447). 17846 NATIONAL PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS National parks Recreation areas Bills and resolutions Cane River National Heritage Area: expand boundaries and reauthorize Cane River National Heritage Area Commission (see S. 3448), 17835 Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Bamtcks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (see S. 3447), 17835 Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System (see S. 3449), 17835 Remarks in Senate Cane River National Heritage Area: expand boundaries and reauthorize Cane River National Heritage Area Commission (S. 3448), 17846 Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (S. 3447), 17846 Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System (S. 3449). 17847 Texts of S. 3448, Cane River National Heritage Area boundary expansion and Cane River National' Heritage Area Commission reauthorization, 17846 S. 3449, Lower Mississippi River National Historic Site Study Act, 17847 NATIONAL RUNAWAY PREVENTION MONTH Bills and resolutions Goals and ideals: support (see S. Res. 646). 17835 Texts of S. Res. 646. support goals and ideals, 17849 NATIONAL SECURITY National defense Security Addresses America's Voice for Security, Prosperity, and Humanitarian Values: Robert M. Gates, Sec. of Defense, 17911 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: clarify that matching funds are not required under the State Homeland Security Grant Program or the Urban Area Security Initiative (see S. 3424), 17834 Defense budgets and appropriations Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437). 17835 Defense contracts and procurement Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (see S. 3433). 17835 Radioactive substances: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444). 17835 17898 Nuclear facilities and materials security E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 17823 17824 Remarks in House National objectives: develop new U.S. national security policy. 17936 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment, 17945 Energy security Supreme Court: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror, 17925 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3001), motion to proceed, 17780 Defense budgets and appropriations Military bases, posts, and reservations Military personnel Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437), 17844 Defense contracts and procurement Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (S. 3433), 17840 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), House amendments, 17783 17797 Energy security Reports filed Dept. of Homeland Security National Bio and Agrodefense Facility Establishment: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 1717) (H. Rept. 110-819), 17896 H. Rept. 110-819 State Secrets Protection Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2533) (S. Rept. 110-442), 17834 S. Rept. 110-442 Texts of S. 3433, Iraq Security Agreement Act, 17840 S. 3437, Restoring America's Integrity Act, 17845 NATIONAL TRUANCY PREVENTION MONTH Remarks in Senate Designate (S. Res. 624), 17814 unanimous-consent agreement, 17820 Texts of S. Res. 624, designate, 17814 NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT Remarks in House Colleges and universities: permit facilities to be designated as voter registration agencies (H.R. 6704), 17928 NATIVE AMERICANS Native Americans Bills and resolutions Crime: prevent hate crimes and provide support services for victims of hate crimes (see H.R. 6776), 17896 Delaware Tribe: restore Federal recognition and settle claims arising from the use and distribution of judgment funds previously awarded and provided (see H.R. 6786), 17897 Indian claims Dept. of the Interior: assess irrigation infrastructure of the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project in Colorado (see H.R. 6825), 17898 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: develop water infrastructure in the Rio Grande Basin, and approve settlement of water rights claims of the Pueblos of Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, and Taos tribes (H.R. 6768), 17928 Indian claims Delaware Tribe: restore Federal recognition and settle claims arising from the use and distribution of judgment funds previously awarded and provided (H.R. 6786), 17950 Indian claims Sauk County, WI: anniversary of Sauk County Historical Society stewardship of the Man Mound, 17926 NATURAL GAS Natural gas and gas industry Bills and resolutions Power resources: develop advanced and alternative energy and increased domestic energy production to achieve American energy independence (see H.R. 6824), 17898 Power resources: increase domestic energy production and diversify America's energy portfolio (see H.R. 6817), 17898 Safety: provide for the siting, construction, expansion, and operation of liquefied natural gas import terminals (see S. 3441), 17835 States: provide for secure rural schools and counties and enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources (see H.R. 6779), 17896 Taxation: allow temporary refundable credit for residential heating costs and for fuel costs of farmers, small businesses, and fishermen, and increase and make permanent nonbusiness energy property credit (see H.R. 6804), 17898 Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (see S. 3561), 17897 Virginia: authorize to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas and/or crude oil exploration and extraction activities in any area that is a certain distance beyond the coastal zone (see H.R. 6781), 17896 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 17823 17824 Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 17881 17882 17916 17918 17937 17943 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment, 17945 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (H.R. 6653), 17943 Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (H.R. 6321), 17881 Virginia: authorize to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas and/or crude oil exploration and extraction activities in any area that is a certain distance beyond the coastal zone (H.R. 6781), 17947 Remarks in Senate Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 17799 Power resources: national energy policy. 17783-17785 17790-17792 17793 17796 17799-17801 Power resources: promote energy independence and securily (H.R. 3221), House amendments. 17783 17797 NATURAL RESOURCES Natural resources Amendments Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: assess irrigation infrastructure of the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project in Colorado (see H.R. 6825), 17898 EPA: assist planning and construction of treatment works to intercept, transport, or treat municipal and sanitary sewer overflows, and update guidance used to implement certain clean water programs (see S. 3443), 17835 Forests: expand areas of Federal land on which certain hazardous fuel reduction projects may be conducted (see H.R. 6787), 17897 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: provide for the acquisition of advanced biofuels (see H.R. 6823), 17898 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck. Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group. 17804 Urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline price levels: several Senators. 17790 Remarks in House Power resources: promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566), 17890 17891 17945 Remarks in Senate Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17804 17805 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 17790 Texts of S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 NAUTILUS(U.S.S.) Bills and resolutions North Pole: anniversary of crossing (see S. Res. 648), 17835 Remarks in Senate North Pole: anniversary of crossing, 17820 Texts of S. Res. 648, North Pole crossing anniversary, 17850 NAZI PARTY--WORLD WAR II Nazism World War II Remarks in Senate Zuroff, Ephraim: tribute to efforts to track down Nazi war criminals, 17831 NEBRASKA Nebraska Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17785-17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17790 NELSON ELECTRIC CO., INC. Remarks in House Anniversary. 17925 NEW DIRECTION FOR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY, AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT Remarks in House Dept. of the Treasury: Senate amendment, 17945 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17945 Remarks in Senate House amendments, 17783 17797 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17783 17797 NEW JERSEY New Jersey Remarks in House Bordentown, NJ: tribute to Bordentown Little League, 17950 NEW ORLEANS, LA New Orleans, La. Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (see S. 3447), 17835 Remarks in Senate Dept. of the Interior: redirect savings from Jackson Barracks military construction to Historic Preservation Fund to restore historic structures at Jackson Barracks to pre-Katrina status (S. 3447), 17846 NEW YORK (STATE) New York State Amendments Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Bills and resolutions Law enforcement: designate four counties as high-in-tensity drug trafficking areas (see S. 3592), 17897 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck. Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group. 17804 Remarks in House Society for the Preservation and Appreciation for Motorized Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA): anniversary, 17908 Remarks in Senate Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 Tributes Rangel, Representative, 17929 NEWS MEDIA Mass media Bills and resolutions Taxation: defer tax on gain from the sale of certain telecommunications and media businesses (see S. 3446), 17835 Remarks in House Asbarez (Armenian-American publication): anniversary. 17916 NEWSPAPERS Press Remarks in House Asbarez (Armenian-American publication): anniversary, 17916 NORFOLK, VA Norfolk, Va. Reports filed NOAA Property in Norfolk, VA, Sale or Exchange: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5350) (H. Rept. 110-822), 17896 H. Rept. 110-822 NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina Tributes Helms. Jesse. 17822 NOTIFICATION AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEE ANTIDISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION (NO FEAR) ACT Bills and resolutions Amend and strengthen accountability features (see H.R. 6780), 17896 NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear power Bills and resolutions Power resources: develop advanced and alternative energy and increased domestic energy production to achieve American energy independence (see H.R. 6824), 17898 Power resources: increase domestic energy production and diversify America's energy portfolio (see H.R. 6817), 17898 Radioactive substances: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444), 17835 17898 Remarks in House Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: expand individuals eligible for compensation. enhance provision of information to claimants. and improve compensation procedures (H.R. 6766), 17914 Power resources: national energy policy. 17881 17882 17916 17918 17937 17943 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 17783-17785 17790-17792 17793 17796 17799-17801 NUCLEAR FACILITY AND MATERIAL SECURITY ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3444), 17835 17898 NUCLEAR WEAPONS Nuclear weapons Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444), 17835 17898 O'CONNELL, BOB Remarks in House Tribute. 17952 OAKTON, VA Oakton, Va. Remarks in Senate Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 5483). 17781 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH Occupational health and safety Remarks in House Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: expand individuals eligible for compensation, enhance provision of information to claimants, and improve compensation procedures (H.R. 6766), 17914 OCEANS Marine resources Oceanography Bills and resolutions States: provide for secure rural schools and counties and enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources (see H.R. 6779). 17896 Remarks in Senate Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 17799 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Office of Management and Budget Statements Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act, 17786 OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY Office of National Drug Control Policy Bills and resolutions New York: designate four counties as high-intensity drug trafficking areas (see S. 3592), 17897 OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL Office of Special Counsel Bills and resolutions GAO: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board (see H.R. 6822), 17898 Remarks in House GAO: require appeals of personnel actions involving officers and employees to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board (H.R. 6822), 17947 OHIO Ohio Amendments Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45). 17805 17869 Articles and editorials Recalling Skill. Wit of Hanni. 17934 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck. Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group. 17804 Remarks in Senate Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45. grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. 17805-17813 Tributes Boehner. Representative. 17916 OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Bills and resolutions Native Americans: restore Federal recognition and settle claims arising from the use and distribution of judgment funds previously awarded and provided to the Delaware Tribe (see H.R. 6786). 17897 Remarks in House Native Americans: restore Federal recognition and settle claims arising from the use and distribution of judgment funds previously awarded and provided to the Delaware Tribe (H.R. 6786). 17950 OLIVENCIA, AUGUSTINE Remarks in House Tribute, 17952 OLYMPIC GAMES Olympic games Bills and resolutions Women: recognize progress made by participating countries to increase participation of women and advocate for improved opportunities for women to participate in sports (see H. Res. 1409), 17899 Remarks in House Lawson, Kara: tribute for participation in Olympic games, 17938 Thomas, Delano: tribute for participation in Olympic games, 17938 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: human rights violations. 17792-17793 ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Letters Urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline price levels: several Senators, 17790 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 17823 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17790 ORTIZ, ALMA Remarks in House Tribute, 17923 OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF Continental shelf Bills and resolutions States: provide for secure rural schools and counties and enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources (see H.R. 6779). 17896 Virginia: authorize to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas and/or crude oil exploration and extraction activities in any area that is a certain distance beyond the coastal zone (see H.R. 6781). 17896 Remarks in House Power resources: Virginia: authorize to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas and/or crude oil exploration and extraction activities in any area that is a certain distance beyond the coastal zone (H.R. 6781), 17947 Remarks in Senate Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 17799 OVERLAND PARK, KS Overland Park, Kans. Remarks in House Money (publication): inclusion in list of best places to live. 17938 OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORP. Overseas Private Investment Corp. Remarks in Senate Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed en bloc. 17875-17878 OWENS, BOB Remarks in House Lincoln Highway Association: Meritorious Achievement Award recipient. 17921 PACKER, DAN Remarks in House Tribute, 17942 PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS Recreation areas Remarks in Senate Plymouth. MN: inclusion in Money (publication) list of best places to live. 17826 PATENTS Patents Bills and resolutions Schools: withhold Federal funds from schools that permit or require the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem in a language other than English (see H.R. 6783), 17897 PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania Amendments Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck. Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group. 17804 Remarks in House Richland Township, PA: anniversary, 17914 Remarks in Senate Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 PERKINS, KENDRICK Remarks in House Tribute, 17927 PERRY COUNTY, IN Perry County, Ind. Remarks in House Tell City, IN: anniversary, 17913 PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK OPPORTUNITY RECONCILIATION ACT Amendments Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees. and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 17867 17868 Remarks in Senate Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees. and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Transmittals Kucinich, Representative: impeachment of President Bush, 17900 Margate, FL, City Commission: secession of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties from the State of Florida, 17900 PETROLEUM Petroleum and petroleum industry Bills and resolutions Dept. of Transportation: award grants to assists schools with fuel costs for school buses and energy for school buildings (see H.R. 6809), 17898 National Oilheat Reliance Alliance Act: reauthorize (see S. 3442), 17835 Power resources: develop advanced and alternative energy and increased domestic energy production to achieveAmerican energy independence (see H.R. 6824), 17898 Power resources: increase domestic energy production and diversify America's energy portfolio (see H.R. 6817), 17898 States: provide for secure rural schools and counties and enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources (see H.R. 6779), 17896 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: provide for the acquisition of advanced biofuels (see H.R. 6823), 17898 Taxation: allow temporary refundable credit for residential heating costs and for fuel costs of farmers, small businesses, and fishermen, and increase and make permanent nonbusiness energy property credit (see H.R. 6804), 17898 Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (see S. 3561), 17897 Virginia: authorize to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas and/or crude oil exploration and extrac tion activities in any area that is a certain distance beyond the coastal zone (see H.R. 6781), 17896 E-mails Promote energy independence and securily: several Idaho citizens. 17823 17824 Letters Urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline price levels: several Senators, 17790 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: calculate fuel expenses for Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicles according to gasoline prices reported by the Energy Information Administration Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (H.R. 6687), 17919 Power resources: national energy policy, 17881 17882 17916 17918 17937 17943 Power resources: promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566), 17890 17891 17945 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (H.R. 6653), 17943 Power resources: recognize importance of increasing renewable and alternative fuel use in reducing imports of foreign oil (H. Res. 1407), 17906 Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (H.R. 6321), 17881 Virginia: authorize to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas and/or crude oil exploration and extraction activities in any area that is a certain distance beyond the coastal zone (H.R. 6781), 17947 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), 17783 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities, 17794 Congress: accomplishments of the 110th Congress, 17818-17820 Corporations: quarterly profits of oil companies, 17783 Democratic Party: national agenda, 17784 Economy: gasoline price levels, 17784 Economy: impact of increasing oil prices, 17823 Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 17782-17783 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 17799 Power resources: national energy policy. 17783-17785 17790-17792 17793 17796 17799-17801 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17790 PHARMACEUTICALS Pharmaceutical industry Bills and resolutions EPA: study presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in U.S. drinking water supplies (see H.R. 6820), 17898 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (see H.R. 6800), 17897 Remarks in House Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (H.R. 6800), 17946 Remarks in Senate FDA: revise and extend the animal drug user fee program (H.R. 6432), 17780 PHILIPS, SARAH L. Remarks in House Philips, Sunny and Jay: tribute to birth of child, 17943 PHILIPS, SUNNY AND JAY Remarks in House Philips, Sarah L.: tribute to birth, 17943 PINK PRAYER DAY Bills and resolutions Designate (see H. Res. 1412), 17899 PIPELINES Pipelines Bills and resolutions Taxation: treat certain income and gains relating to fuels as qualifying income for publicly traded partnerships (see S. 3291), 17898 PLAIN LANGUAGE IN GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 2291): unanimous-consent request. 17790 PLYMOUTH, MN Plymouth, Minn. Remarks in Senate Money (publication): inclusion in list of best places to live. 17826 POLAND, REPUBLIC OF Poland Remarks in House Montville, CT: anniversary of Montville Polish Club, 17944 POLLUTION Environmental pollution and control Remarks in Senate International Year of Sanitation: support goals and ideals (H. Con. Res. 318). 17815 POSTAL SERVICE Postal service Bills and resolutions CeeCce Ross Lyles Post Office Building. Fort Pierce, FL: designate (see S. 3241). 17896 Remarks in Senate CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: designate (S. 3241), 17781 Chi Mui Post Office Building. San Gabriel, CA: designate (H.R. 5477). 17781 Corporal Bradley T. Arms Post Office Building. Charlottesville, VA: designate (H.R. 5631). 17781 Dock M. Brown Post Office Building. Weldon. NC: designate (H.R. 4210). 17781 Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085). 17781 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building. Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150). 17781 Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building. West Frankford, IL: designate (H.R. 6061). 17781 Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office Building, Oakton, VA: designate (H.R. 5483). 17781 Texts of S. 3241. CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building. Fort Pierce, FL, 17781 POVERTY Poverty Bills and resolutions Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (see H.R. 6800), 17897 Presidential Commission To Study the Culture and Glorification of Violence in America: establish (see H.R. 6808), 17898 Youth Impact Program: tribute (see S. Res. 716), 17899 Remarks in House Jovenes, Inc.: tribute to sponsorship of Homeless USA Cup street soccer team, 17902 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (H.R. 6800), 17946 Presidential Commission To Study the Culture and Glorification of Violence in America: establish (H.R. 6808), 17940 Remarks in Senate Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 17783 Democratic Party: national agenda, 17783 17784 Health: provide affordable, guaranteed private health coverage (S. 334). 17794-17796 Reports filed U.S, PArticipation in, and Appropriations for the U.S. Contribution to, Replenishment of Resources of the African Development Fund: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 3169) (S. Rept. 110-441), 17834 S. Rept. 110-441 POWER RESOURCES Energy resources Bills and resolutions Dept. of HUD: establish grant programs to encourage energy-efficient economic development and green job training and creation in metropolitan areas and establish Metro Area Green Institute (see H.R. 6815), 17898 Dept. of Transportation: award grants to assists schools with fuel costs for school buses and energy for school buildings (see H.R. 6809), 17898 Forests: expand access of private landowners, assure sustainable forest practices, and establish a relationship between Federal and private forest lands relative to biomass and carbon trading activities (see H.R. 6830), 17899 National Oilheat Reliance Alliance Act: reauthorize (see S. 3442), 17835 National objectives: develop advanced and alternative energy and increased domestic energy production to achieve American energy independence (see H.R. 6824). 17898 National objectives: increase domestic energy production and diversify America's energy portfolio (see H.R. 6817). 17898 Natural gas: provide for the siting, construction, expansion, and operation of liquefied natural gas import terminals (see S. 3441), 17835 States: provide for secure rural schools and counties and enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources (see H.R. 6779), 17896 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: provide for the acquisition of advanced biofuels (see H.R. 6823), 17898 Taxation: allow temporary refundable credit for residential heating costs and for fuel costs of farmers, small businesses, and fishermen, and increase and make permanent nonbusiness energy property credit (see H.R.'6804). 17898 Taxation: provide a credit for purchase of new neighborhood electric vehicles (see H.R. 6807). 17898 Taxation: provide a credit to consumers based on fuel economy (see H.R. 6773). 17896 Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (see S. 3561), 17897 Taxation: provide for an enhanced credit to individuals who place qualified solar electric property in service (see H.R. 6818). 17898 Taxation: treat certain income and gains relating to fuels as qualifying income for publicly traded partnerships (see S. 3291), 17898 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 17823 17824 Letters Urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Pelroleum Reserve to lower gasoline price levels: several Senators. 17790 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: calculate fuel expenses for Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicles according to gasoline prices reported by the Energy Information Administration Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (H.R. 6687), 17919 Energy Employees Occupational illness Compensation Program Act: expand individuals eligible for com-pensalion. enhance provision of information to claimants. and improve compensation procedures (H.R. 6766). 17914 House of Representatives: tribute to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus Expo, 17914 National objectives: energy policy, 17881 17882 17916 17937 17943 National objectives: promote alternative and renewable ftiels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566), 17890 17891 17945 National objectives: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment, 17945 National objectives: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (H.R. 6653), 17943 Petroleum: recognize importance of increasing renewable and alternative fuel use in reducing imports of foreign oil (H. Res. 1407). 17906 Santa Maria, CA: tribute to Marian Medical Center for completion of Co-Generation Energy Plant. 17907 Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (H.R. 6321). 17881 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268). 17783 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities, 17794 Congress: accomplishments of the 110th Congress. 17818-17820 Democratic Party: national agenda. 17783 17784 Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 17782-17783 National objectives: energy policy, 17783-17785 17790-17792 17793 17796 17799-17801 National objectives: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221). House amendments. 17783 17797 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 17799 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 17823 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 17784 Petroleum: quarterly profits of oil companies, 17783 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17790 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 17785 Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17789 17790 Taxation: provide incentives for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (S. 1617), 17801 Statements Jobs. Energy. Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President. 17786 PRAYERS Prayers Bills and resolutions Pink Prayer Day: designate (see H. Res. 1412). 17899 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (GEORGE W. BUSH) Bush, George W. (2001-2009) Letters Urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline price levels: several Senators, 17790 Remarks in Senate Economy: evaluation of policies. 17783 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17790 PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Brown, Senator, 17780 Pryor, Senator, 17782 PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS Presidential appointments Civilian African Development Bank: nominations confirmed, 17879 African Development Foundation: nominations confirmed, 17879 Dept. of Education: nominations confirmed, 17879 Dept. of State: nominations confirmed. 17879 Dept. of State: nominations. 17879 Dept. of Transportation: nominations confirmed. 17879 Dept. of the Treasury: nominations confirmed. 17879 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: nominations confirmed. 17879 Inter-American Development Bank: nominations confirmed, 17879 Judiciary: nominations confirmed. 17879 OPIC: nominations confirmed. 17879 OPM: nominations. 17879 Public Health Service: nominations confirmed. 17879 17880 Military Air Force: nominations confirmed, 17879 17880 Army: nominations confirmed, 17880 Coast Guard: nominations confirmed, 17879 17880 Marine Corps..: nominations confirmed, 17880 Navy: nominations confirmed, 17879 17880 Remarks in Senate Nominations: considered and confirmed en bloc, 17875-17878 PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION TO STUDY THE CULTURE AND GLORIFICATION OF VIOLENCE IN AMERICA Bills and resolutions Establish (see H.R. 6808), 17898 Remarks in House Establish (H.R. 6808), 17940 PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION TO STUDY THE CULTURE AND GLORIFICATION OF VIOLENCE IN AMERICA ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6808), 17898 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6808), 17940 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES Presidency of the U.S. Bills and resolutions Citizens Congressional Health Benefits Program: establish (see H.R. 6806), 17898 Remarks in House National objectives: develop new U.S. national security policy. 17936 Remarks in Senate Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 17781 PRISONERS OF WAR Prisoners of war Bills and resolutions Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437), 17835 Remarks in House Supreme Court: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror, 17925 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437). 17844 Texts of S. 3437, Restoring America's Integrity Act, 17845 PRODUCT SAFETY Product liability Product safety Remarks in Senate Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve ability to file Slate product liability lawsuits relative to defective medical devices (S. 3398), 17821 Reports filed Sunshine in Litigation Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2449) (S. Rept. 110-439), 17834 S. Rept. 110-439 PROTECTING MILITARY FAMILY FINANCIAL BENEFITS ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6774), 17896 PRUITT, MARGI Remarks in House Tribute, 17921 PSORIASIS AND PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS RESEARCH, CURE, AND CARE ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 1188), 17910 17924 PUBLIC BUILDINGS Public buildings Bills and resolutions CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: designate (see S. 3241). 17896 Remarks in Senate Bruce W, CArter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Miami, FL: designate (H.R. 4918). 17802 CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: designate (S. 3241), 17781 Charles L. Brieant, Jr., Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. White Plains. NY: designate (H.R. 6340). 17802 Chi Mui Post Office Building. San Gabriel, CA: designate (H.R. 5477). 17781 Corporal Bradley T. Arms Post Office Building. Char-lollesville, VA: designate (H.R. 5631). 17781 Dock M. Brown Post Office Building. Weldon. NC: designate (H.R. 4210). 17781 Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085). 17781 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 17781 Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building, West Frankford, IL: designate (H.R. 6061), 17781 Private First Class David H. Sharrett n Post Office Building, Oakton, VA: designate (H.R. 5483), 17781 Reports filed NOAA Property in Norfolk, VA, Sale or Exchange: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5350) (H. Rept. 110-822), 17896 H. Rept. 110-822 Texts of S. 3241. CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building. Fort Pierce, FL. 17781 PUBLIC DEBT Public debt Bills and resolutions Emergency Commission To End the Trade Deficit: establish (see H.R. 6795), 17897 Remarks in Senate Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 17783 PUBLIC DOCUMENTS Government documents Remarks in Senate Government: enhance citizen access to Government information and services by establishing plain language as the standard style for Government documents issued to the public (S. 2291), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17790 PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE Public Health Service Remarks in Senate Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed en bloc. 17875-17878 PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT Remarks in House Traumatic Brain Injury Act: reauthorize. 17889 PUBLIC LANDS Public lands Bills and resolutions Forests: expand access of private landowners, assure sustainable forest practices, and establish a relationship between Federal and private forest lands relative to biomass and carbon trading activities (see H.R. 6830), 17899 Forests: expand areas of Federal land on which certain hazardous fuel reduction projects may be conducted (see H.R. 6787), 17897 Remarks in House Sierra Club: anniversary of Redwood Chapter. 17921 17922 PUBLIC UTILITIES Public utilities Bills and resolutions EPA: assist planning and construction of treatment works to intercept, transport, or treat municipal and sanitary sewer overflows, and update guidance used to implement certain clean water programs (see S. 3443), 17835 Power resources: increase domestic energy production and diversify America's energy portfolio (see H.R. 6817), 17898 Radioactive substances: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444), 17835 17898 Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (see S. 3561), 17897 Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 17881 17882 17916 17918 17937 17943 Taxation: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (H.R. 6321), 17881 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 17783-17785 17790-17792 17793 17796 17799-17801 PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS Public welfare programs Amendments Immigration: extend SSI for refugees, asylees. and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 17867 17868 Bills and resolutions Dept. of HUD: require the Real Estate Assessment Center to improve inspections of public housing and federally assisted multifamily housing (see H.R. 6803), 17897 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (see H.R. 6800), 17897 Social Security: extend funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (see H.R. 6788), 17897 Remarks in House Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (H.R. 6800), 17946 Remarks in Senate Immigration: extend SSI for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 PUBLIC WORKS Public works Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: assess irrigation infrastructure of the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project in Colorado (see H.R. 6825), 17898 EPA: assist planning and construction of treatment works to intercept, transport, or treat municipal and sanitary sewer overflows, and update guidance used to implement certain clean water programs (see S. 3443), 17835 RACIAL RELATIONS Bills and resolutions Crime: prevent hate crimes and provide support services for victims of hate crimes (see H.R. 6776), 17896 Crime: provide penalties for displaying nooses in public with intent to harass or intimidate a person because of that person's race, color, religion, or national origin (see H.R. 6777), 17896 Remarks in House Armed Forces: anniversary of integration, 17919 RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES Radioactive substances Bills and resolutions National security: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444), 17835 17898 Remarks in House Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: expand individuals eligible for compensation. enhance provision of information to claimants. and improve compensation procedures (H.R. 6766). 17914 RAILROADS Railroads Amendments Transportation: authorize Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases (H.R. 2095). 17851 Remarks in House Surface Transportation Board: consider impact of certain railroad transactions on local communities (H.R. 6707), 17927 Transportation: infrastructure funding, 17923 Remarks in Senate Transportation: authorize Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases (H.R. 2095), 17801 RANCHO MIRAGE, CA Rancho Mirage, Calif. Remarks in Senate Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 6085). 17781 REAL ESTATE Land ownership and rights Real estate business Bills and resolutions Housing: ensure amounts made available for mortgage loss mitigation counseling in areas having the highest foreclosure rates are used in such areas (see H.R. 6790), 17897 Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform (H.R. 5857), 17945 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17945 Taxation: provide a credit for certain home purchases (H.R. 5974). 17945 Remarks in Senate Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17783 17797 RECYCLED MATERIALS Recycling of waste materials Bills and resolutions Recycling: require certain metal recyclers to keep records of their transactions in order to deter theft and interstate fencing of stolen copper (see S. 3666), 17899 RECYCLING Recycling of waste materials Bills and resolutions Business and industry: require certain metal recyclers to keep records of their transactions in order to deter theft and interstate fencing of stolen copper (see S. 3666), 17899 REEMSTMA, WALTER Remarks in House Tribute, 17905 REFUGEES Refugees Amendments Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 17867 17868 Remarks in Senate Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 REFUSE DISPOSAL Refuse and refuse disposal Remarks in Senate International Year of Sanitation: support goals and ideals (H. Con. Res. 318), 17815 REIMER, JEFFREY R. Remarks in House Tribute, 17949 RELIGION Religions Bills and resolutions China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (see S. Res. 643), 17835 Pink Prayer Day: designate (see H. Res. 1412). 17899 Remarks in House Armed Forces: anniversary of integration. 17919 Riverside, CA: tribute to Amos Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church for hosting the Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Church Conference, 17941 Tucson, AZ: anniversary of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 17926 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: call for greater dialogue with the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet (S. Res. 643). 17848 Texts of S. Res. 643, call for greater dialogue between the People's Republic of China and the Dalai Lama regarding rights for the people of Tibet. 17848 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION TAX ACT Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17945 Senate amendment, 17945 Remarks in Senate House amendments. 17783 17797 Housing: provide needed housing reform. 17783 17797 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND JOB CREATION ACT Remarks in Senate unanimous-consent requeSt. 17789 17790 REPUBLICAN PARTY Republican Party Articles and editorials Hollywood's Conservative Underground, 17932 Remarks in House Arts and humanities: tribute to conservative members of the film and entertainment industry. 17932 Remarks in Senate Congress: accomplishments of the 110th Congress, 17818-17820 RESEARCH Research Bills and resolutions NASA: anniversary (see S. Res. 651), 17835 Aeronautical research Space research Pink Prayer Day: designate (see H. Res. 1412), 17899 Taxation: increase tobacco products excise tax and dedicate revenues to the war on cancer (see H.R. 6791). 17897 Agricultural research Medical research Remarks in House Diseases: identify causes and cure, expand data collection, and study access to and quality of care for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (H.R. 1188), 17910 17924 Medical research Hope and Light Foundation: tribute to efforts to eradicate Spinal Muscular Atrophy, 17902 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend the research and development tax credit, 17783 University of Alabama at Birmingham: tribute to HIV/AIDS research, 17830 Medical research Texts of S. Res. 651, NASA anniversary, 17851 Aeronautical research Space research RESTORING AMERICA'S INTEGRITY ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3437). 17835 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3437). 17844 Texts of S. 3437. provisions. 17845 RICHLAND HILLS, TX Richland Hills, Tex. Remarks in House Jack C. Binion Elementary School: tribute. 17939 RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, PA Richland Township, Pa. Remarks in House Anniversary. 17914 RIVERS Rivers and waterways Amendments Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Bills and resolutions Cane River National Heritage Area: expand boundaries and reauthorize Cane River National Heritage Area Commission (see S. 3448), 17835 Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System (see S. 3449), 17835 Letters Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck, Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group, 17804 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: develop water infrastructure in the Rio Grande Basin, and approve settlement of water rights claims of the Pueblos of Nambe. Pojoaque, San lldefonso. Tesuque. and Taos tribes (H.R. 6768). 17928 Minneapolis, MN: anniversary of the 1-35 bridge collapse, 17881 17882 17923 17939 17949 Minneapolis, MN: moment of silence for victims of the 1-35 bridge collapse, 17926 Remarks in Senate Cane River National Heritage Area: expand boundaries and reauthorize Cane River National Heritage Area Commission (S. 3448), 17846 Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System (S. 3449). 17847 Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45). 17804 17805 Texts of S. 3448, Cane River National Heritage Area boundary expansion and Cane River National Heritage Area Commission reauthorization, 17846 S. 3449, Lower Mississippi River National Historic Site Study Act, 17847 S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 RIVERSIDE, CA Riverside, Calif. Remarks in House Amos Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church: tribute for hosting the Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Church, 17941 ROADS AND HIGHWAYS Highways Bills and resolutions Taxation: provide a credit for purchase of new neighborhood electric vehicles (see H.R. 6807). 17898 Remarks in House Colorado: recognize benefits of bus rapid transit and the transportation improvements along the U.S. Route 36 Corridor to communities, individuals, and businesses (H. Res. 1408), 17947 Minneapolis, MN: anniversary of the 1-35 bridge collapse, 17881 17882 17923 17939 17949 Minneapolis, MN: authorize additional funds for emergency repairs and reconstruction of the 1-35 bridge and waive limitation on emergency relief funds for those repairs and reconstruction (H.R. 3311), 17923 Minneapolis, MN: moment of silence for victims of the 1-35 bridge collapse, 17926 Transportation: infrastructure funding. 17923 Remarks in Senate Bridges: require corrosion mitigation and prevention plans for bridges receiving Federal funding (S. 3319), 17796 ROBLEDO, MARCO Poems "Re... MarCo.,. Ble...," Albert C, CAswell, 17920 Remarks in House Tribute, 17920 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Articles and editorials Pence's Words Move Rotarians To Help Eastside. 17927 Remarks in House Muncie, IN: tribute to Muncie Rotary Club. 17927 ROVEDA, JOHN G. Remarks in House Tribute, 17925 ROZELLE, GEORGE F. Remarks in House Tribute. 17908 RUHLE, PHIL, SR. Remarks in House Tribute, 17941 17946 RURAL AREAS Rural conditions Bills and resolutions States: provide for secure rural schools and counties and enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources (see H.R. 6779), 17896 Reports filed Rural Veterans Access to Care Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 1527) (H. Rept. 110-817), 17896 H. Rept. 110-817 RURAL VETERANS ACCESS TO CARE ACT Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 1527) (H. Rept. 110-817), 17896 H. Rept. 110-817 RUTAN, ELBERT L. (BURT) Remarks in House Tribute, 17929 RUTAN, RICHARD G. Remarks in House Tribute, 17931 RUTH, GEORGE H., JR. (BABE) Remarks in Senate Tribute, 17825 SAFETY Accidents and accident prevention Amendments Transportation: authorize Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases (H.R. 2095), 17851 Accidental death Railroad accidents and safety Transportation accidents and safety Transportation of hazardous substances Bills and resolutions Aviation: enhance safety (see S. 3440), 17835 Aviation accidents and safety EPA: study presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in U.S. drinking water supplies (see H.R. 6820), 17898 FDA: finaliZe proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling (see S. 3425), 17834 Food industry: establish traceability system for food (see S. 3422), 17834 National Runaway Prevention Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 646), 17835 Natural gas: provide for the siting, construction, expansion. and operation of liquefied natural gas import terminals (see S. 3441), 17835 Radioactive substances: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444), 17835 17898 Nuclear accidents and safety Nuclear facilities and materials security Taxation: provide a credit to facilitate accelerated development and deployment of advanced safety systems for commercial motor vehicles (see S. 3428), 17835 Traffic accidents and safety Letters Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Daniel E. Smith and Dick Woodruff. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. 17838 Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Richard Wiles. Environmental Working Group (organiZation), 17838 Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Robert F. Hurley. CitiZens for Sun Protection (organiZation), 17838 Remarks in House Surface Transportation Board: consider impact of certain railroad transactions on local communities (H.R. 6707), 17927 Railroad accidents and safety Transportation accidents and safety Remarks in Senate Bridges: require corrosion mitigation and prevention plans for bridges receiving Federal funding (S. 3319), 17796 FDA: finaliZe proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling (S. 3425), 17837 Federal Food. Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve ability to file State product liability lawsuits relative to defective medical devices (S. 3398), 17821 Defective products Transportation: authoriZe Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and haZardous materials releases (H.R. 2095), 17801 Accidental death Railroad accidents and safety Transportation accidents and safety Transportation of hazardous substances Reports filed School Safety Enhancements Act: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 2352) (H. Rept. 110-821), 17896 H. Rept. 110-821 Sunshine in Litigation Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2449) (S. Rept. 110-439), 17834 S. Rept. 110-439 Texts of S. Res. 646, support goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month, 17849 SAMMAMISH, WA Sammamish, Wash. State Remarks in House Morrison. Marin: tribute for participation in Paralympic games. 17939 SAN DIEGO, CA San Diego, Calif. Remarks in House Firearms: gun control. 17933 SAN GABRIEL, CA San Gabriel, Calif. Remarks in Senate Chi Mui Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 5477), 17781 SAND CREEK TELEPHONE CO. Remarks in House Anniversary. 17953 SANTA MARIA, CA Santa Maria, Calif. Remarks in House Marian Medical Center: tribute for completion of Co-Generation Energy Plant. 17907 SANTA ROSA, CA Santa Rosa, Calif. Remarks in House Sierra Club: anniversary of Redwood Chapter. 17921 17922 SAUK COUNTY, WI Sauk County, Wis. Remarks in House Sauk County Historical Society: anniversary of stewardship of the Man Mound, 17926 SAVANNAH, GA Savannah, Ga. Remarks in House Armstrong Atlantic State University: tribute to men's and women's tennis teams, 17908 SCHIP FULL FUNDING EXTENSION ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6788), 17897 SCHOOL SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS ACT Reports filed Provisions: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 2352) (H. Rept. 110-821), 17896 H. Rept. 110-821 SCHOOLS Correspondence schools and courses Private schools Public schools Bills and resolutions Dept. of Transportation: award grants to assists schools with fuel costs for school buses and energy for school buildings (see H.R. 6809), 17898 Education: establish expanded learning time initiatives (see S. 3431), 17835 Languages: withhold Federal funds from schools that permit or require the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem in a language other than English (see H.R. 6783), 17897 Presidential Commission To Study the Culture and Glorification of Violence in America: establish (see H.R. 6808), 17898 States: provide for secure rural schools and counties and enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources (see H.R. 6779), 17896 Remarks in House Boone, IA: tribute to Boone High School girls' tennis team. 17922 Crawfordsville, IN: tribute to Crawfordsville High School boys' basketball team, 17905 Decatur, IN: tribute to Decatur Central High School baseball team, 17929 Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733), 17933 Hays. KS: anniversary of Thomas More Preparatory. 17939 Indianapolis, IN: tribute to Ben Davis High School boys' track and field team. 17930 Lafayette, IN: tribute to McCutcheon High School girls' softball team. 17908 Presidential Commission To Study the Culture and Glorification of Violence in America: establish (H.R. 6808), 17940 Richland Hills, TX: tribute to Jack C. Binion Elementary School, 17939 Remarks in Senate Education: establish expanded learning time initiatives (S. 3431), 17839 National Truancy Prevention Month: designate (S. Res. 624). 17814 National Truancy Prevention Month: designate (S. Res. 624). unanimous-consent agreement. 17820 Winner, SD: Winner School District recipient of Sec. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, 17832 Reports filed School Safety Enhancements Act: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 2352) (H. Rept. 110-821), 17896 H. Rept. 110-821 Texts of S. Res. 624, National Truancy Prevention Month, 17814 SCHROEDER, LEONARD Articles and editorials For Largo Man, D-Day Is Like Yesterday, 17904 Remarks in House Tribute, 17904 SCIENCE Science and technology Bills and resolutions NASA: anniversary (see S. Res. 651), 17835 Remarks in House Hope and Light Foundation: tribute to efforts to eradicate Spinal Muscular Atrophy, 17902 Texts of S. Res. 651. NASA anniversary. 17851 SEATTLE, WA Seattle, Wash. State Remarks in House Snow. Samuel: receipt of honorable discharge papers and apology from Army for court-martial during World War II. 17918 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ROBERT M. GATES) Addresses America's Voice for Security, Prosperity, and Humanitarian Values, 17911 Remarks in House U.S. Global Leadership Campaign: honoree, 17910 SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SELF-DETERMINATION ACT Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 17785 Statements Jobs, Energy. Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President, 17786 SECURITIES Securities Bills and resolutions Developing countries: prevent speculation and profiteering in the defaulted debt of certain poor countries (see H.R. 6796), 17897 Taxation: provide for rollover of gain from divesting certain qualified securities of businesses engaged in Iran or Sudan discouraged activities (see H.R. 6827). 17899 Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform (H.R. 5857), 17945 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17945 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), 17783 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities, 17794 Housing: provide needed housing reform. 17783 17797 SENATE Senate Bills and resolutions Iraq: ensure that any agicciiient LUUldiuillg a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (see S. 3433). 17835 Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Brown, Senator, 17780 Pryor, Senator, 17782 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 17780 Prayers Black, Barry C., 17780 Remarks in House Congress: adjournment (H. Con. Res. 398), 17943 Financial Services Roundtable (organiZation): tribute for Community Service 2008 initiative, 17942 Remarks in Senate Congress: accomplishments of the 110th Congress, 17818-17820 Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (S. 3433). 17840 Legislative program. 17879 Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed en bloc, 17875 17878 Texts of S. 3433. Iraq Security Agreement Act. 17840 Tributes Helms, Jesse, 17822 Pryor. David. 17782 SENDLER, IRENA Remarks in House Tribute, 17953 SENIOR CITIZENS Aged and aging Amendments Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 17867 17868 Bills and resolutions Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (see H.R. 6826), 17898 Medicare: provide tor a disclosure requirement lor physicians referring for imaging services (see S. 3343). 17898 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (see H.R. 6800). 17897 Veterans Health Administration: establish position of Director of Physical Therapy Service and a fellowship program for physical therapists in geriatrics, rehabilitation, and polytrauma care (see H.R. 6792). 17897 Remarks in House Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (H.R. 6821), 17944 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (H.R. 6800), 17946 Remarks in Senate Health: provide affordable, guaranteed private health coverage (S. 334). 17794-17796 Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608), 17802 SEWAGE DISPOSAL Refuse and refuse disposal Bills and resolutions EPA: assist planning and construction of treatment works to intercept, transport, or treat municipal and sanitary sewer overflows, and update guidance used to implement certain clean water programs (see S. 3443), 17835 SHAH, CHIRAG Remarks in House Tribute. 17881 17938 SHARRETT, DAVID H., II Remarks in Senate Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office Building, Oakton, VA: designate (H.R. 5483). 17781 SHEINGOLD, ABRAHAM Remarks in House Tribute, 17909 SHIPPING INDUSTRY Freight Letters Urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline price levels: several Senators, 17790 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 17823 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 17784 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authoriZe draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 17790 SHIPS AND VESSELS Ships and shipbuilding Bills and resolutions Nautilus (U.S.S.): anniversary of crossing the North Pole (see S. Res. 648). 17835 Remarks in Senate Nautilus (U.S.S.): anniversary of crossing the North Pole, 17820 Texts of S. Res. 648, U.S.S. Nautilus North Pole crossing anniversary, 17850 SIERRA CLUB Remarks in House Redwood Chapter: anniversary, 17921 17922 SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER Remarks in Senate Zuroff. Ephraim: tribute to efforts to track down NaZi war criminals. 17831 SLAUGHTER, SHARAYAH Remarks in Senate Tribute. 17832 SMALL BUSINESS Small business Bills and resolutions Agriculture: provide grants to assist local farmers to grow food crops and livestock to be sold locally, support formation of community-supported agricultural projects, and diversify operations (see H.R. 6793). 17897 Taxation: allow temporary refundable credit for residential heating costs and for fuel costs of farmers, small businesses, and fishermen, and increase and make permanent nonbusiness energy property credit (see H.R. 6804), 17898 Taxation: clarify that wages paid to unauthoriZed aliens are not deductible (see H.R. 6813), 17898 Taxation: defer tax on gain from the sale of certain telecommunications and media businesses (see S. 3446), 17835 Remarks in House District of Columbia: anniversary of Ben's Chili Bowl. 17909 Nelson Electric Co., Inc.: anniversary. 17925 Sand Creek Telephone Co.: anniversary, 17953 SMITH, CHARLES E. Remarks in House Tribute. 17941 SMITH, DANIEL E. Letters Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Daniel E. Smith and Dick Woodruff, 17838 SMOYER, STANLEY C. Remarks in House Tribute. 17950 SNOW, SAMUEL Remarks in House World War II: receipt of honorable discharge papers and apology from Army for court-martial. 17918 SOCIAL SECURITY Social security Bills and resolutions Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act: eliminate certain inappropriate changes in law made to the Medicare Advantage program (see H.R. 6819). 17898 Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (see H.R. 6826), 17898 Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (see S. 3343), 17898 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (see H.R. 6800). 17897 State Children's Health Insurance Program: extend funding (H.R. 3584) (see H.R. 6788). 17897 Remarks in House Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (H.R. 6821). 17944 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (H.R. 6800). 17946 Remarks in Senate Health: provide affordable, guaranteed private health coverage (S. 334), 17794-17796 SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION AND APPRECIATION FOR MOTORIZED FIRE APPARATUS IN AMERICA (SPAAMFAA) Remarks in House Anniversary, 17908 SOLAR ENERGY Solar energy Bills and resolutions Power resources: increase domestic energy production and diversify America's energy portfolio (see H.R. 6817), 17898 Taxation: provide for an enhanced credit to individuals who place qualified solar electric property in service (see H.R. 6818), 17898 Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 17881 17882 17916 17918 17937 17943 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 17783-17785 17790-17792 17793 17796 17799-17801 SOUTH AMERICA South America Remarks in Senate Colombia: welcome home Keith Stansell. Thomas Howes. and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (S. Res. 627). 17814 Texts of S. Res. 627. welcome home Keith Stansell. Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). 17814 SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota Remarks in Senate Winner, SD: Winner School District recipient of Sec. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, 17832 SPACE POLICY Space programs Bills and resolutions NASA: anniversary (see S. Res. 651), 17835 Texts of S. Res. 651. NASA anniversary. 17851 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (NANCY PELOSI) Discharge petitions signed Clean Air Act: reduce the proliferation of boutique fuels (H.R. 2493), 17901 Committee on POW and MIA Affairs (House, Select): establish (H. Res. 111), consideration (H. Res. 1240), 17901 Dept. of the Interior: establish an environmentally sound oil and gas leasing program for exploration, development, and production of resources of the Coastal Plain of Alaska (H.R. 6107), 17900 District of Columbia: restore right to keep and bear arms (H.R. 1399), consideration (H. Res. 1331), 17901 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels (H.R. 5656), 17901 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (H.R. 6108), 17900 Petroleum: expedite construction of new refinery capacity on closed military installations (H.R. 2279), 17901 Power resources: provide for a standby loan program for certain coal-to-liquid projects (H.R. 2208), 17901 Power resources: secure unrestricted reliable energy for American consumption and transmission (H.R. 3089), 17901 Social Security: extend funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (H.R. 3584), consideration (H. Res. 748), 17901 SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Rulings of the Chair Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17891 SPECIAL DAYS AND HOLIDAYS Anniversaries Holidays Bills and resolutions National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 649), 17835 National Child Awareness Month: designate (see S. Res. 644), 17835 National Data Privacy Day: designate (see H. Res. 1393). 17899 National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 647). 17835 National Good Neighbor Day: recogniZe importance (see S. Res. 650). 17835 National Neighbor Day: recogniZe importance (see S. Res. 650). 17835 National Neighborhood Day: recogniZe importance (see S. Res. 650). 17835 National Runaway Prevention Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 646). 17835 Pink Prayer Day: designate (see H. Res. 1412). 17899 Remarks in House Caribbean-American Heritage Month: observance (H. Con. Res. 364), 17907 Disability Pride Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1355), 17951 Remarks in Senate National Airborne Day: designate (S. Res. 625), 17814 Texts of S. Res. 625, National Airborne Day, 17815 S. Res. 644, National Child Awareness Month, 17849 S. Res. 646, support goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month, 17849 S. Res. 647, National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day, 17850 S. Res. 649, National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day, 17850 S. Res. 650, recogniZe importance of National Neighbor Day, National Good Neighbor Day, and National Neighboorhood Day, 17851 SPECK, SAMUEL W. Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. 17804 SPORTS Sports and athletics Bills and resolutions Olympic games: recogniZe progress made by participating countries to increase participation of women and advocate for improved opportunities for women to participate in sports (see H. Res. 1409), 17899 Youth Impact Program: tribute (see S. Res. 716), 17899 Remarks in House Akron, OH: tribute to All-American Soap Box Derby winners, 17932 Armstrong Atlantic State University: tribute to men's and women's tennis teams, 17908 Boone, IA: tribute to Boone High School girls' tennis team, 17922 Bordentown, NJ: tribute to Bordentown Little League, 17950 Crawfordsville, IN: tribute to Crawfordsville High School boys' basketball team. 17905 Decatur, IN: tribute to Decatur Central High School baseball team. 17929 Indianapolis, IN: tribute to Ben Davis High School boys' track and field team, 17930 Jovenes, INc.: tribute to sponsorship of Homeless USA Cup street soccer team. 17902 Lafayette, IN: tribute to McCutcheon High School girls' Softball team. 17908 Lawson. Kara: tribute for participation in Olympic games. 17938 Morrison, Marin: tribute for participation in Paralympic games, 17939 Thomas, Delano: tribute for participation in Olympic games, 17938 SSI EXTENSION FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED REFUGEES ACT Amendments Enact (H.R. 2608), 17802 17867 17868 Remarks in Senate Enact (H.R. 2608), 17802 ST. PETERSBURG (FL) TIMES Articles and editorials For Largo Man. D-Day Is Like Yesterday. 17904 STANSELL, KEITH Remarks in Senate Colombia: welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (S. Res. 627), 17814 Texts of S. Res. 627, welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), 17814 STATE COURT INTERPRETER GRANT PROGRAM ACT Reports filed Provisions: Committee on the Jadiciary (Senate) (S. 702) (S. Rept. 110-436), 17834 S. Rept. 110-436 STATE SECRETS PROTECTION ACT Reports filed Provisions: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2533) (S. Rept. 110-442), 17834 S. Rept. 110-442 STATES Federal aid to States Amendments Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Television: address digital television transition in border States (S. 2507), 17803 17869 Analyses Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (H.R. 6767), 17917 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: clarify that matching funds arc not required under the State Homeland Security Grant Program or the Urban Area Security Initiative (see S. 3424), 17834 EPA: assist planning and construction of treatment works to intercept, transport, or treat municipal and sanitary sewer overflows, and update guidance used to implement certain clean water programs (see S. 3443), 17835 Elections: direct the Election Assistance Commission to reimburse jurisdictions for costs incurred in conducting manual audits of general election results for Federal office (see H.R. 6794), 17897 Federal Workforce Investment Act: establish a program to provide grants to States for incumbent worker training (see H.R. 6797), 17897 Iran: impose sanctions, provide for State and local government divestment of assets, and identify locations of concern relative to transshipment, reexportation, or diversion of certain sensitive items (see S. 3445), 17835 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (see H.R. 6800), 17897 Power resources: provide for secure rural schools and counties and enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources (see H.R. 6779), 17896 Social Security: extend funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (see H.R. 6788), 17897 Taxation: prohibit discrimination in State taxation of multichannel video programming distribution services (see S. 3418), 17834 Letters Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck. Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group. 17804 Remarks in House Firearms: facilitate establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain States (H.R. 6767), 17917 Medicare: replace the prescription drug benefit with a revised and simplified program for all beneficiaries (H.R. 6800), 17946 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 17951 Transportation: infrastructure funding, 17923 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17785-17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17790 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve ability to file State product liability lawsuits relative to defective medical devices (S. 3398), 17821 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17804 17805 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 17785 Television: address digital television transition in border States (S. 2507), 17803 Reports filed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 3445) (S. Rept. 110-443), 17834 S. Rept. 110-443 State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 702) (S. Rept. 110-- 436), 17834 S. Rept. 110- Statements Jobs. Energy. Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President. 17786 Texts of S. 2507. DTV Border Fix Act. 17804 S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 STEINHAGEN OIL CO. Remarks in House Greater Beaumont, TX. Chamber of Commerce: Spindletop Award recipient, 17931 STOP EXCESSIVE ENERGY SPECULATION ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3268), 17783 STOP VERY UNSCRUPULOUS LOAN TRANSFERS FROM UNDERPRIVILEGED COUNTRIES TO RICH, EXPLOITIVE FUNDS (STOP VULTURE FUNDS) ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6796), 17897 STORK, ROBERT Remarks in Senate Tribute, 17832 STRATEGIC MATERIALS Strategic materials Bills and resolutions Strategic Petroleum Reserve: provide for the acquisition of advanced biofuels (see H.R. 6823), 17898 Letters Urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline price levels: several Senators, 17790 Remarks in House Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (H.R. 6653), 17943 Remarks in Senate Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17790 STUDENT VOTER OPPORTUNITY TO ENCOURAGE REGISTRATION (VOTER) ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6704), 17928 SUDAN, REPUBLIC OF THE Sudan Bills and resolutions Taxation: provide for rollover of gain from divesting certain qualified securities of businesses engaged in Iran or Sudan discouraged activities (see H.R. 6827), 17899 SUNSCREEN LABELING PROTECTION (SUN) ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3425), 17834 Letters Provisions: Daniel E. Smith and Dick Woodruff. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. 17838 Provisions: Richard Wiles. Environmental Working Group (organization), 17838 Provisions: Robert F. Hurley. Citizens for Sun Protection (organization), 17838 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3425), 17837 SUNSHINE IN LITIGATION ACT Reports filed Provisions: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2449) (S. Rept. 110-439), 17834 S. Rept. 110-439 SUPREME COURT Supreme Court Remarks in House Abortion: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 17951 Terrorism: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror, 17925 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD Surface Transportation Board Remarks in House Railroads: consider impact of certain railroad transactions on local communities (H.R. 6707), 17927 SYKES, ALVIN Articles and editorials Civil Rights-Era Murder Cases--"Another Day for Justice"--Self-Taught Legal Expert Alvin Sykes Is on a Quest To Get Long-Unpursued Suspects Into Court Before It's Too Late, 17816 Letters Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, 17817 SYNTHETIC FUELS Synthetic fuels Bills and resolutions Power resources: develop advanced and alternative energy and increased domestic energy production to achieve American energy independence (see H.R. 6824). 17898 Power resources: increase domestic energy production and diversify America's energy portfolio (see H.R. 6817). 17898 Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 17881 17882 17916 17918 17937 17943 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 17783-17785 17790-17792 17793 17796 17799-17801 SYRACUSE, NY Syracuse, NY State Remarks in House Society for the Preservation and Appreciation for MotoriZed Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA): anniversary, 17908 Syracuse, N.Y. TAKING RESPONSIBLE ACTION FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6707), 17927 TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF Tanzania Remarks in Senate Africa: anniversary of bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (S. Res. 618). 17813 Texts of S. Res. 618. U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania bombing anniversary. 17813 TARGET PRACTICE AND MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING SUPPORT ACT Analyses Provisions (H.R. 6767), 17917 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6767), 17917 TARIFF Tariffs Bills and resolutions Emergency Commission To End the Trade Deficit: establish (see H.R. 6795), 17897 Recreational performance outerwear (see S. 3439). 17835 TAXATION Tax reform Taxation Amendments Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees. and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608). 17802 17867 17868 Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: improve certain death and survivor benefits (see H.R. 6774), 17896 Charities: provide an increased mileage rate for charitable deductions (see S. 3429), 17835 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Tax-exempt organizations Employment: clarify that wages paid to unauthorized aliens are not deductible (see H.R. 6813). 17898 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Homeless: provide incentives for building homeless shelters in areas affected by Presidentially declared disasters (see H.R. 6811), 17898 Tax incentives and shelters Insurance: provide a credit for increased homeowners insurance premiums suffered by certain coastal homeowners resulting from hurricane events and for homeowner mitigation expenses for natural disasters (see S. 3427), 17834 Tax incentives and shelters Investments: provide for tax-favored unemployment savings accounts (see H.R. 6799), 17897 Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for charitable purposes to equal the rate for business purposes (see S. 3421), 17834 Tax incentives and shelters Motor vehicles: provide a credit for purchase of new neighborhood electric vehicles (see H.R. 6807). 17898 Tax incentives and shelters Motor vehicles: provide a credit to consumers based on fuel economy (see H.R. 6773). 17896 Tax incentives and shelters Motor vehicles: provide a credit to facilitate accelerated development and deployment of advanced safety systems for commercial motor vehicles (see S. 3428). 17835 Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: allow temporary refundable credit for residential heating costs and for fuel costs of farmers, small businesses, and fishermen, and increase and make permanent nonbusiness energy property credit (see H.R. 6804). 17898 Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (see S. 3561), 17897 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: treat certain income and gains relating to fuels as qualifying income for publicly traded partnerships (see S. 3291), 17898 Income taxes Securities: provide for rollover of gain from divesting certain qualified securities of businesses engaged in Iran or Sudan discouraged activities (see H.R. 6827), 17899 Solar energy: provide for an enhanced credit to individuals who place qualified solar electric property in service (see H.R. 6818). 17898 Tax incentives and shelters Technology: prohibit discrimination in State taxation of multichannel video programming distribution services (see S. 3418). 17834 State and local taxes Telecommunications: defer tax on gain from the sale of certain telecommunications and media businesses (see S. 3446). 17835 Income taxes Tobacco products: increase excise tax and dedicate revenues to the war on cancer (see H.R. 6791). 17897 Excise tax Tobacco tax Transportation: provide employers a credit for reimbursing employee carpooling expenses (see H.R. 6810). 17898 Tax incentives and shelters Remarks in House Housing: provide a credit for certain home purchases (H.R. 5974), 17945 Tax incentives and shelters Housing: provide needed housing reform (H.R. 5857), 17945 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17945 Investments: provide for tax-favored unemployment savings accounts (H.R. 6799), 17942 Motor vehicles: promote charitable donations of qualified vehicles (H.R. 6727), 17906 Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs (H.R. 6321), 17881 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (H.R. 6653), 17943 Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: ensure fair treatment of members discharged early due to being the only surviving child in a family in which an immediate family member was killed, MIA, or disabled in the line of duty (H.R. 6580), 17803 Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 17783 Business and industry: encourage use of corrosion prevention and mitigation measures in the construction and maintenance of business property (S. 3316), 17797 Corporate tax Democratic Party: national agenda, 17783 17784 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17785-17790 State and local taxes Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), unanimous-consent request, 17790 State and local taxes Economy: national objectives priority assignments. 17782-17783 Funeral trusts: repeal dollar limitation on contributions. 17803 Housing: provide needed housing reform. 17783 17797 Motor vehicles: provide incentives for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (S. 1617), 17801 Tax incentives and shelters National objectives: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 17785 Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049). unanimous-consent request. 17789 17790 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees. and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608). 17802 Research and development tax credit: extend. 17783 Tax incentives and shelters Statements Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President, 17786 TAYLOR, KENNETH M. Remarks in Senate Tribute. 17825 TECHNOLOGY Technological innovations Amendments Television: address digital television transition in border States (S. 2507). 17803 17869 Bills and resolutions Export Administration Act: improve electronic filing of export data and strengthen enforcement authorities (see H.R. 6828), 17899 FCC: require auction of spectrum for a free and open access broadband service (see S. 3420), 17834 Iran: impose sanctions, provide for State and local government divestment of assets, and identify locations of concern relative to transshipment, reexportation, or diversion of certain sensitive items (see S. 3445). 17835 Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (see S. 3343). 17898 NASA: anniversary (see S. Res. 651). 17835 National Data Privacy Day: designate (see H. Res. 1393). 17899 Power resources: develop advanced and alternative energy and increased domestic energy production to achieve American energy independence (see H.R. 6824). 17898 Taxation: prohibit discrimination in State taxation of multichannel video programming distribution services (see S. 3418), 17834 Taxation: provide a credit to facilitate accelerated development and deployment of advanced safety systems for commercial motor vehicles (see S. 3428), 17835 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 17823 17824 Remarks in House Medicare: provide for a disclosure requirement for physicians referring for imaging services (H.R. 6821), 17944 Power resources: promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566). 17890 17891 17945 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221). Senate amendment. 17945 Wireless Broadband Co.: tribute, 17944 Remarks in Senate Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), House amendments, 17783 17797 Television: address digital television transition in border States (S. 2507), 17803 Reports filed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 3445) (S. Rept. 110-443), 17834 S. Rept. 110-443 Texts of S. 2507. DTV Border Fix Act. 17804 S. Res. 651, NASA anniversary, 17851 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Telecommunication Telecommunication Regulation Bills and resolutions FCC: require auction of spectrum for a free and open access broadband service (see S. 3420). 17834 Taxation: defer tax on gain from the sale of certain telecommunications and media businesses (see S. 3446). 17835 Remarks in House Sand Creek Telephone Co.: anniversary, 17953 Wireless Broadband Co.: tribute, 17944 TELEPHONES Telephone and telephone industry Remarks in House Sand Creek Telephone Co.: anniversary, 17953 TELEVISION Television Amendments Consumers: address digital television transition in border States (S. 2507), 17803 17869 Articles and editorials Hollywood's Conservative Underground, 17932 Bills and resolutions Presidential Commission To Study the Culture and Glorification of Violence in America: establish (see H.R. 6808), 17898 Taxation: prohibit discrimination in State taxation of multichannel video programming distribution services (see S. 3418), 17834 Remarks in House Arts and humanities: tribute to conservative members of the film and entertainment industry, 17932 Presidential Commission To Study the Culture and Glorification of Violence in America: establish (H.R. 6808). 17940 Remarks in Senate Consumers: address digital television transition in border States (S. 2507). 17803 Texts of S. 2507. DTV Border Fix Act. 17804 TELL CITY, IN Tell City, Ind. Remarks in House Anniversary. 17913 TERRORISM Terrorism Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: clarify that matching funds are not required under the State Homeland Security Grant Program or the Urban Area Security Initiative (see S. 3424), 17834 Foreign Service: extend comparability pay adjustments to employees serving overseas and authorize a death gratuity payable to surviving dependents of employees who die as a result of injuries sustained while on duty (see S. 3426), 17834 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437). 17835 Radioactive substances: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444). 17835 17898 Remarks in House Supreme Court: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror, 17925 Remarks in Senate Africa: anniversary of bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (S. Res. 618), 17813 Colombia: welcome home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (S. Res. 627), 17814 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cioss of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437), 17844 Reports filed Dept. of Homeland Security National Bio and Agrodefense Facility Establishment: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 1717) (H. Rept. 110-819), 17896 H. Rept. 110-819 Texts of S. 3437. Restoring America's Integrity Act. 17845 S. Res. 618. U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania bombing anniversary. 17813 S. Res. 627. welcome home Keith Stansell. Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves after being held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), 17814 TEXAS Texas Bills and resolutions Armstrong. Anne Legendre: tribute (see S. Res. 645), 17835 Remarks in House Dallas, TX: tribute to Army 345th Tactical Psychological Operations Co. (Airborne), 17918 Denton, TX: tribute to Cedar Street Capital Improvement Project, 17936 Gainesville, TX: tribute to Medal of Honor Host City Program, 17938 Richland Hills, TX: tribute to Jack C. Binion Elementary School, 17939 Texts of S. Res. 645, tribute to Anne Legendre Armstrong. 17849 THOMAS, DELANO Remarks in House Olympic games: tribute for participation, 17938 THOMPSON, MYRA Remarks in House Dept. of State: Fulbright Award rocipicnt. 17921 THOMPSON, STEVE Remarks in House Tribute. 17931 TOBACCO PRODUCTS Tobacco and tobacco industry Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase tobacco products excise tax and dedicate revenues to the war on cancer (see H.R. 6791), 17897 Texts of H.R. 4081, Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, 17780-17953 TORNADOES Tornadoes Remarks in House Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733), 17933 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17785-17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), unanimous-consent request, 17790 TOW, DONALD R. Remarks in House Tribute. 17949 TRANSPORTATION Transportation Transportation regulation Amendments Railroads: authorize Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases (H.R. 2095), 17851 Federal aid to transportation Railroad accidents and safety Transportation of hazardous substances Bills and resolutions Aviation: enhance safety (see S. 3440), 17835 Aviation accidents and safety Dept. of Transportation: award grants to assists schools with fuel costs for school buses and energy for school buildings (see H.R. 6809), 17898 School buses Taxation: increase standard mileage rate for charitable purposes to equal the rate for business purposes (see S. 3421), 17834 Taxation: provide a credit for purchase of new neighborhood electric vehicles (see H.R. 6807), 17898 Taxation: provide an increased mileage rate for charitable deductions (see S. 3429), 17835 Taxation: provide employers a credit for reimbursing employee carpooling expenses (see H.R. 6810), 17898 Letters Urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline price levels: several Senators. 17790 Motor bus lines Remarks in House Colorado: recognize benefits of bus rapid transit and the transportation improvements along the U.S. Route 36 Corridor to communities, individuals, and businesses (H. Res. 1408), 17947 High-speed ground transportation Infrastructure: funding. 17923 Federal aid to transportation Minneapolis, MN: anniversary of the 1-35 bridge collapse, 17881 17882 17923 17939 17949 Minneapolis, MN: authorize additional funds for emergency repairs and reconstruction of the 1-35 bridge and waive limitation on emergency relief funds for those repairs and reconstruction (H.R. 3311), 17923 Federal aid to transportation Minneapolis, MN: moment of silence for victims of the 1-35 bridge collapse. 17926 Surface Transportation Board: consider impact of certain railroad transactions on local communities (H.R. 6707), 17927 Remarks in Senate Bridges: require corrosion mitigation and prevention plans for bridges receiving Federal funding (S. 3319), 17796 Federal aid to transportation Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 17823 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 17784 Railroads: authorize Federal Railroad Safety Administration and prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases (H.R. 2095), 17801 Federal aid to transportation Railroad accidents and safety Transportation of hazardous substances Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17790 Federal aid to transportation Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy lax Incentives, arid provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed. 17785 Transportation accidents and safety Statements Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act: Executive Office of the President, 17786 Transportation accidents and safety TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ACT Remarks in House Reauthorize. 17889 TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS Trade agreements Treaties and conventions Bills and resolutions Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437), 17835 Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (see S. 3433), 17835 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437), 17844 Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (S. 3433), 17840 Texts of S. 3433. Iraq Security Agreement Act. 17840 S. 3437. Restoring America's Integrity Act. 17845 TUCSON, AZ Tucson, Ariz. Remarks in House Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church: anniversary. 17926 TULANE UNIVERSITY Bills and resolutions Youth Impact Program: tribute (see S. Res. 716), 17899 TURKEY, REPUBLIC OF Turkey Remarks in House Cyprus: anniversary of Turkish occupation. 17941 UNEMPLOYMENT Unemployment Amendments Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608). 17802 17867 17868 Bills and resolutions Taxation: provide for tax-favored unemployment savings accounts (see H.R. 6799). 17897 Remarks in House Taxation: provide for tax-favored unemployment savings accounts (H.R. 6799), 17942 Remarks in Senate Economy: national objectives priority assignments. 17782-17783 Public welfare programs: extend SSI for refugees, asylees. and certain other humanitarian immigrants and collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud (H.R. 2608). 17802 UNIFORMED SERVICES EMPLOYMENT AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT Bills and resolutions Enforcement: improve (see S. 3432), 17835 UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND Great Britain Northern Ireland United Kingdom Remarks in Senate Ditchley Foundation: anniversary, 17826 Statements Ditchley Foundation Anniversary: John Major, 17827 Ditchley Foundation Anniversary: Martin Lees, 17827-17830 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM Remarks in Senate Diseases: tribute to HIV/AIDS research. 17830 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS Remarks in House Anniversary, 17907 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Bills and resolutions Youth Impact Program: tribute (see S. Res. 716). 17899 UNSOLVED CIVIL RIGHTS CRIME ACT Articles and editorials Civil Rights-Era Murder Cases--"Another Day for Justice"--Self-Taught Legal Expert Alvin Sykes Is on a Quest To Get Long-Unpursued Suspects Into Court Before It's Too Late. 17816 Letters Provisions: Alvin Sykes. Emmett Till Justice Campaign, INc.. 17817 Provisions: Senator Coburn, 17817 17818 URBAN AREAS Urban areas Bills and resolutions Dept. of HUD: establish grant programs to encourage energy-efficient economic development and green job training and creation in metropolitan areas and establish Metro Area Green Institute (see H.R. 6815). 17898 Dept. of Homeland Security: clarify that matching funds are not required under the Stale Homeland Security Grant Program or the Urban Area Security Initiative (see S. 3424). 17834 Youth Impact Program: tribute (see S. Res. 716), 17899 VERMONT Vermont Remarks in House Carbon Shredders (organization): tribute. 17881 VETERANS Veterans Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17883 17884 17887 Articles and editorials For Largo Man, D-Day Is Like Yesterday, 17904 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a presumption of service connection/or veterans with certain cancers who served in Vietnam and were exposed to certain herbicide agents (see H.R. 6798). 17897 Dept. of Veterans Affairs: extend or make permanent certain authorities (see H.R. 6802). 17897 Dept. of Veterans Affairs: modernize disability benefits claims processing system to ensure accurate and timely delivery of compensation to veterans and their families and survivors (see S. 3419). 17834 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act: improve enforcement (see S. 3432). 17835 Veterans Health Administration: establish position of Director of Physical Therapy Service and a fellowship program for physical therapists in geriatrics, rehabilitation, and polytrauma care (see H.R. 6792). 17897 Motions Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17890 17891 Remarks in House Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a portal on the VA web site containing a comprehensive listing of veteran employment opportunities. 17889 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6399). earmark deduction. 17929 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), morion fo recommit, 17890 17891 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17883-17893 Housing: provide needed housing reform (H.R. 5857), 17945 Snow, Samuel: receipt of honorable discharge papers and apology from Army for court-martial during World War II, 17918 Traumatic Brain Injury Act: reauthorize, 17889 Remarks in Senate Bruce W, CArter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Miami, FL: designate (H.R. 4918), 17802 Elwood "Bud" Link Dept. of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Wenatchee, WA: designate (H.R. 2245), 17801 National Airborne Day: designate (S. Res. 625), 17814 Reports filed Rural Veterans Access to Care Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 1527) (H. Rept. 110-817). 17896 H. Rept. 110-817 Rulings of the Chair Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17891 Texts of S. Res. 625, National Airborne Day, 17815 VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES Bills and resolutions Citizens Congressional Health Benefits Program: establish (see H.R. 6806). 17898 VIETNAMESE CONFLICT Vietnam War Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a presumption of service connection for veterans with certain cancers who served in Vietnam and were exposed to certain herbicide agents (see H.R. 6798), 17897 VIRGINIA Virginia Bills and resolutions Coastal zones: authorize to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas and/or crude oil exploration and extraction activities in any area that is a certain distance beyond the coastal zone (see H.R. 6781), 17896 Remarks in House Coastal zones: authorize to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas and/or crude oil exploration and extraction activities in any area that is a certain distance beyond the coastal zone (H.R. 6781). 17947 VISITING NURSE SERVICE, INC. Remarks in House Anniversary, 17924 VOELKER, ALLISON Remarks in Senate Tribute, 17832 VOLUNTEER WORKERS Volunteer agencies and workers Articles and editorials Pence's Words Move Rotarians To Help Eastside. 17927 Remarks in House Financial Services Roundtable (organization): tribute for Community Service 2008 initiative, 17942 Muncie, IN: tribute to Muncie Rotary Club, 17927 VOTING Voter registration Voting rights Bills and resolutions Civil rights: secure the Federal voting rights of certain qualified ex-offenders who have served their sentences (see S. 3640), 17896 Remarks in House Colleges and universities: permit facilities to be designated as voter registration agencies (H.R. 6704). 17928 WAR War Articles and editorials For Largo Man, D-Day Is Like Yesterday, 17904 Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: provide for equity in the award of certain military decorations and citations (see S. 3423), 17834 Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (see S. 3437). 17835 Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (see S. 3433). 17835 Poems "Re . . . Marco . . . Ble . . .," Albert C, CAswell, 17920 Remarks in House Dallas, TX: tribute to Army 345th Tactical Psychological Operations Co. (Airborne), 17918 Supreme Court: decision in Boumediene v. Bush on right of habeas corpus for detainees held in the war on terror. 17925 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: limit use of certain interrogation techniques, require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and prohibit interrogation by contractors (S. 3437), 17844 Iraq: ensure that any agreement containing a U.S. security commitment or arrangement is concluded as a treaty or is approved by Congress (S. 3433), 17840 Mountain Home AFB, ID: tribute to 366th Fighter Wing, 17825 Zuroff. Ephraim: tribute to efforts to track down Nazi war criminals, 17831 Texts of S. 3433. Iraq Security Agreement Act, 17840 S. 3437. Restoring America's Integrity Act. 17845 WARFIELD, HANNAH Remarks in House Tribute. 17946 WASHINGTON (DC) TIMES Articles and editorials Hollywood's Conservative Underground. 17932 WASHINGTON (STATE) Washington State Remarks in House Morrison. Marin: tribute for participation in Paralympic games. 17939 WATER Water supply and use Amendments Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: assess irrigation infrastructure of the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project in Colorado (see H.R. 6825). 17898 EPA: assist planning and construction of treatment works to intercept, transport, or treat municipal and sanitary sewer overflows, and update guidance used to implement certain clean water programs (see S. 3443), 17835 EPA: study presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in U.S. drinking water supplies (see H.R. 6820), 17898 Great Lakes: affirm and enforce that exports and diversions of water only be approved in the public interest (see H.R. 6814). 17898 Letters Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck, Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group, 17804 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: develop water infrastructure in the Rio Grande Basin, and approve settlement of water rights claims of the Pueblos of Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, and Taos tribes (H.R. 6768), 17928 Remarks in Senate Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45). 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 WATER POLLUTION Water pollution Amendments Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (SJ. Res. 45). 17805 17869 Bills and resolutions EPA: assist planning and construction of treatment works to intercept, transport, or treat municipal and sanitary sewer overflows, and update guidance used to implement certain clean water programs (see S. 3443). 17835 EPA: study presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in U.S. drinking water supplies (see H:R. 6820). 17898 Letters Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck. Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers Water Management Working Group. 17804 Remarks in Senate Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 WATERFORD, MI Waterford, Mich. Remarks in House Civil Air Patrol Oakland Composite Squadron: tribute to color guard team. 17919 WATERWAYS Rivers and waterways Amendments Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17805 17869 Letters Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Samuel W. Speck, Great Lakes Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group, 17804 Remarks in Senate Great Lakes-St. LAwrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45). 17804 17805 Texts of S.J. Res. 45, grant congressional consent and approval to Great Lakes-St Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 17805-17813 WEAPONS Military weapons Weapons Analyses Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (H.R. 6767), 17917 Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: upgrade security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb (see S. 3444). 17835 17898 Remarks in House Firearms: facilitate establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain States (H.R. 6767), 17917 Firearms: gun control, 17933 WEATHER Weather Bills and resolutions FDA: finalize proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling (see S. 3425). 17834 Forests: expand access of private landowners, assure sustainable forest practices, and establish a relationship between Federal and private forest lands relative to biomass and carbon trading activities (see H.R. 6830). 17899 Letters Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Daniel E. Smith and Dick Woodruff, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, 17838 Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Richard Wiles, Environmental Working Group (organization), 17838 Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Robert F. Hurley, Citizens for Sun Protection (organization), 17838 Remarks in House Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733), 17933 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). 17785-17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). unanimous-consent request. 17790 FDA: finalize proposed rule on sunscreen product labeling (S. 3425). 17837 WEISS, BARRY Remarks in House Tribute. 17933 WELDON, NC Weldon, NC Remarks in Senate Dock M. Brown Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 4210), 17781 WENATCHEE, WA Wenatchee, Wash. State Remarks in Senate Elwood "Bud" Link Dept. of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic: designate (H.R. 2245), 17801 WEST FRANKFORD, IL West Frankford, Ill. Remarks in Senate Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 6061), 17781 WETUMPKA, AL Wetumpka, Ala. Remarks in Senate Williams. Peyton: Marine of the Year award recipient. 17830 WHATEVER IT TAKES TO REBUILD ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6750). 17917 WHISTLEBLOWING Employee-management relations in government Federal employees Bills and resolutions Aviation: enhance safety (see S. 3440). 17835 Reports filed State Secrets Protection Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2533) (S. Rept. 110-442). 17834 S. Rept. 110-442 WHITE PLAINS, NY White Plains, N.Y. Remarks in Senate Charles L. Brieant, Jr., Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse: designate (H.R. 6340), 17802 WILES, RICHARD Letters Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act, 17838 WILLIAMS, PEYTON Remarks in Senate Dept. of Defense: Marine of the Year award recipient. 17830 WILLIAMS, WILLIE MAE Remarks in House Tribute. 17919 WINCKEL, BORRE Remarks in House Tribute, 17940 WINNER, SD Winner, SDak. Remarks in Senate Winner School District: Sec. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipient, 17832 WIRELESS BROADBAND CO. Remarks in House Tribute, 17944 WISCONSIN Wisconsin Remarks in House Disasters: provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of Midwestern States adversely affected by storms and severe flooding (H.R. 6733). 17933 Sauk County, WI: anniversary of Sauk County Historical Society stewardship of the Man Mound. 17926 Visiting Nurse Service, INc.: anniversary. 17924 Remarks in Senate Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17790 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). 17785-17790 WOMEN Women Bills and resolutions National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 647). 17835 Olympic games: recognize progress made by participating countries to increase participation of women and advocate for improved opportunities for women to participate in sports (see H. Res. 1409). 17899 Pink Prayer Day: designate (see H. Res. 1412). 17899 Remarks in House Health: ensure health care for women and health care for all in national health care reform (H. Con. Res. 400), 17948 Kutscher. Ann: Missouri General Federation of Women's Clubs Empowered Woman of the Present Award recipient. 17905 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 17951 Texts of S. Res. 647. National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day. 17850 WOODRUFF, DICK Letters Sunscreen Labeling Protection (SUN) Act: Daniel E. Smith and Dick Woodruff, 17838 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT Bills and resolutions Dept. of Labor: facilitate placement of Job Corps. graduates (see H.R. 6829). 17899 WORLD WAR II World War II Articles and editorials For Largo Man, D-Day Is Like Yesterday, 17904 Remarks in House Snow, Samuel: receipt of honorable discharge papers and apology from Army for court-martial during World War II. 17918 Remarks in Senate Zuroff, Ephraim: tribute to efforts to track down Nazi war criminals, 17831 Reports filed Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 1746) (H. Rept. 110-820), 17896 H. Rept. 110-820 WORLEY, S. MICHAEL Remarks in House Tribute, 17921 YOUNGSTOWN (OH) VINDICATOR Articles and editorials Recalling Skill, Wit of Hanni. 17934 YOUNGSTOWN, OH Youngstown, Ohio Articles and editorials Recalling Skill. Wit of Hanni. 17934 ZUROFF, EPHRAIM Remarks in Senate Nazi Party--World War II: tribute to efforts to track down Nazi war criminals. 17831 VOTES IN HOUSE Recorded Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599): Flake amendment (eliminate earmarks). 17886 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599): Garrett amendment (State extended care facilities funding). 17883 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599): King of Iowa amendment (Davis-Bacon Act wage rate requirements compliance for funded projects), 17887 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599): McCaul amendment (prohibit funds for a project named for a current Member of Congress). 17884 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599): making, 17892 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599): motion to table appeal of ruling of the Chair relative to motion to recommit (American Energy Act). 17891 House of Representatives: adjournment, 17894 Persecution of Baha'is in Iran (H. Res. 1008): condemn, 17893 Role of Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships (H. Res. 1316): recognize. 17893 Remarks in House Position on missed: Bachus, 17895 Position on missed: Barrow, 17932 Position on missed: Drake, 17893 Position on missed: Green, Gene, 17892 Position on missed: Hinojosa, 17893 Position on missed: Hirono. 17887 Position on missed: Honda. 17887 Position on missed: Johnson. Timothy V.. 17906 Position on missed: Kilpatrick. 17895 17929 Position on missed: Klein. 17884 Position on missed: Langevin. 17944 Position on missed: Maloney. 17920 Position on missed: McHugh. 17929 Position on missed: Murphy. Tim. 17947 Position on missed: Ortiz. 17892 Position on missed: Radanovich. 17888 Position on missed: Reyes. 17892 Position on missed: Smith, LAmar. 17949 Position on missed: Turner. 17947 Position on missed: Weller. 17929 H. Con. Res. 81 81 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding bone marrow diseases; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Con. Res. 81 H. Con. Res. 106 106 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that a site in Arlington National Cemetery should be provided for a memorial marker to honor the memory of the 40 members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives in the air crash at Bakers Creek, Australia, on June 14, 1943; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Con. Res. 106 H. Con. Res. 244 244 Concurrent resolution supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Con. Res. 244 H. Con. Res. 296 296 Concurrent resolution expressing support for the designation of August 2008 as "National Heat Stroke Awareness Month" to raise awareness and encourage prevention of heat stroke; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Referred to the Committee on Health. Education. Labor, and Pensions. 17833 H. Con. Res. 296 H. Con. Res. 318 318 Concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the International Year of Sanitation; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Agreed to in the Senate, 17815 H. Con. Res. 318 H. Con. Res. 321 321 Concurrent resolution expressing the need for a more comprehensive diplomatic initiative led by the United States, Iraq, and the international community; to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Con. Res. 321 H. Con. Res. 358 358 Concurrent resolution commending the members of the Nevada Army National Guard and Air National Guard for their service to the State of Nevada and the United States; to the Committee on Armed Services. Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, 17833 H. Con. Res. 358 H. Con. Res. 373 373 Concurrent resolution authorizing Frank Woodruff Buckles to lie in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol upon his death; to the Committee on House Administration. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Con. Res. 373 H. Con. Res. 407 407 Concurrent resolution commemorating the 500th anniversarv of the birth of Italian architect Andrea Palladio; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Con. Res. 407 H. Res. 102 102 A resolution condemning the assassination of human rights advocate and outspoken defender of freedom of the press, Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on January 19, 2007; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added. 17900 H. Res. 102 H. Res. 271 271 A resolution recognizing the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients, commending the efforts of the Medal of Honor Host City Program in Gainesville, Texas, to celebrate and honor the contributions of Medal of Honor recipients, and encouraging the expansion of the program; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 271 H. Res. 620 620 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Turkey should end its military occupation of the Republic of Cyprus, particularly because Turkey's pretext has been refuted by over 13,000,000 crossings by Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots into each other's communities without incident; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added. 17900 H. Res. 620 H. Res. 758 758 A resolution urging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is also Chairman of his Fatah party, to officially abrogate the 10 articles in the Fatah Constitution that call for Israel's destruction and terrorism against Israel, oppose any political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and label Zionism as racism; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 758 H. Res. 870 870 A resolution congratulating the 200th Anniversary of the University of Maryland School of Medicine; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 870 H. Res. 906 7 A resolution commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the United States Air Force Space Command headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 7 H. Res. 1008 1008 A resolution condemning the persecution of Baha'is in Iran; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 17893 H. Res. 1008 H. Res. 1042 1042 A resolution supporting the We Don't Serve Teens campaign; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 1042 H. Res. 1159 1159 A resolution recognizing the historical significance of the United States sloop-of-war Constellation as a surviving witness to the horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and a leading participant in America's effort to end the practice; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 1159 H. Res. 1273 1273 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the human rights crisis of Laotian and Hmong people in Laos and Thailand; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 1273 H. Res. 1303 1303 A resolution calling on the Egyptian Government to respect human rights and freedoms of religion and expression in Egypt; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 1303 H. Res. 1316 1316 A resolution honoring the service of the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on the Landing Ship Tank (LST) amphibious landing craft during World War II, the Korean war, the Vietnam war, Operation Desert Storm, and global operations through 2002 and recognizing the essential role played by LST amphibious craft during these conflicts; to the Committee on Armed Services. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 17893 H. Res. 1316 H. Res. 1328 1328 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness .Month; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 1328 H. Res. 1364 1364 A resolution recognizing the persons who are serving or have served in the airborne forces of the Armed Forces; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 1364 H. Res. 1377 1377 A resolution recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 1377 H. Res. 1390 1390 A resolution expressing support for the designation of a 4-H Na tional Youth Science Day; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 1390 H. Res. 1391 1391 A resolution prohibiting the House of Representatives from adjourning until it has approved a bill to establish a comprehensive national energy plan that addresses energy conservation and the expansion of renewable and conventional energy sources; to the Committee on Rules. Cosponsors added. 17900 H. Res. 1391 H. Res. 1408 1408 A resolution recognizing the benefits of bus rapid transit and the transportation improvements along the United States Route 36 Corridor to communities, individuals, and businesses in Colorado; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17900 H. Res. 1408 H. Res. 1409 1409 A resolution recognizing the great strides made by the majority of countries participating in the Summer Olympic Games to increase the participation of women in sports and in the Summer Olympic Games, calling on the International Olympic Committee and all countries to take concrete steps to increase the participation of women in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Ms. DeLAURO (for herself, Ms. Sutton, Ms. Hirono, Mrs. Maloney of New York, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Honda, Mr. McGovern, and Mr. Fattah), 17899 H. Res. 1409 H. Res. 1410 1410 A resolution supporting efforts to advance United States international diplomacy and engagement in order to restore United States credibility abroad; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin (for herself, Ms. Lee, Ms. Schakowsky, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Hastings of Florida, and Mr, CArson), 17899 H. Res. 1410 H. Res. 1411 1411 A resolution expressing support for designation of January 28, 2009 as "National Data Privacy Day"; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, 17899 H. Res. 1411 H. Res. 1412 1412 A resolution expressing support for the designation of a Pink Prayer Day and applauding the actions of medical professionals and other caregivers, researchers, patients and their families, and others who strive to combat and raise public awareness of breast cancer; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. ROSKAM, 17899 H. Res. 1412 H. Res. 1413 1413 A resolution acknowledging the accomplishments and goals of the Youth Impact Program; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Ms. WATSON (for herself, Mr, CAmpbell of California, Mrs. Bono Mack, Mr. Rohrabacher, Ms. Solis, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Melancon, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Issa, Ms. Harman, Ms. Waters, and Ms. Richardson), 17899 H. Res. 1413 H.R. 219 219 A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to ensure the integrity of the Social Security trust funds by requiring the Managing Trustee to invest the annual surplus of such trust funds in marketable interest-bearing obligations of the United States and certificates of deposit in depository institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and to protect such trust funds from the public debt limit; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 219 H.R. 554 554 A bill to provide for the protection of paleontological resources on Federal lands, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Agriculture. Referral to the Committee on Energy and Commerce extended, 17896 H.R. 554 H.R. 583 583 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to make the provision of technical services for medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments safer, more accurate, and less costly; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 583 H.R. 643 643 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for collegiate housing and infrastructure grants; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 643 H.R. 674 674 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to repeal the provision of law requiring termination of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans as of December 31, 2009; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 674 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 17833 H.R. 674 H.R. 861 861 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 861 H.R. 1076 1076 A bill to promote health care coverage parity for individuals participating in legal recreational activities or legal transportation activities; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1076 H.R. 1108 1108 A bill to protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 17833 H.R. 1108 H.R. 1134 1134 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps. Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1134 H.R. 1157 1157 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to make grants for the development and operation of research centers regarding environmental factors that may be related to the etiology of breast cancer; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1157 H.R. 1164 1164 A bill to amend the Hate Crime Statistics Act to require the Attorney General to acquire data about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on gender; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1164 H.R. 1174 1174 A bill to amend title XVm of the Social Security Act to require public reporting of health care-associated infections data by hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers and to permit the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a pilot program to provide incentives to hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to eliminate the rate of occurrence of such infections; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1174 H.R. 1192 1192 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance public and health professional awareness and understanding of lupus and to strengthen the Nation's research efforts to identify the causes and cure of lupus; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1192 H.R. 1338 1338 A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 1338 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 17833 H.R. 1338 H.R. 1527 1527 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to allow highly rural veterans enrolled in the health system of the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive covered health services through providers other than those of the Department, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported with amendments (H. Rept. 110-817), 17896 H.R. 1527 H. Rept. 110-817 H.R. 1655 1655 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage for treatment of a minor child's congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to trauma, infection, tumor, or disease; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1655 H.R. 1671 1671 A bill to establish the United States Public Service Academy; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1671 H.R. 1717 1717 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a National Bio and Agro-defense Facility; to the Committees on Homeland Security; Agriculture; Energy and Commerce. Committee on Agriculture discharged, 17896 H.R. 1717 Referral to the Committee on Energy and Commerce extended, 17896 H.R. 1717 Reported with amendment from the Committee on Homeland Security (H. Rept. 110-819, part 1), 17896 H.R. 1717 H. Rept. 110-819 H.R. 1746 1746 A bill to require disclosure of Holocaust-era policies by insurers and establish a federal cause of action for claims arising out of a covered policy; to the Committees on Financial Services; Foreign Affairs; Oversight and Government Reform. Referral to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; Oversight and Government Reform extended, 17896 H.R. 1746 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 17896 H.R. 1746 Reported with amendment from the Committee on Financial Services (H. Rept. 110-820, part 1), 17896 H.R. 1746 H. Rept. 110-820 H.R. 1755 1755 A bill to limit the use, sale, and transfer of cluster munitions; to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1755 H.R. 1823 1823 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare Program; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1823 H.R. 1881 1881 A bill to improve support and services for individuals with autism and their families; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1881 H.R. 1927 1927 A bill to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan by veterans dependency and indemnity compensation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 1927 H.R. 2020 2020 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the standard mileage rate for charitable purposes to the standard mileage rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury for business purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 2020 H.R. 2092 2092 A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for developing countries to promote quality basic education and to establish the achievement of universal basic education in all developing countries as an objective of United States foreign assistance policy, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added. 17899 H.R. 2092 H.R. 2095 2095 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases, to authorize the Federal Railroad Safety Administration, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Amendments, 17851 H.R. 2095 Committee discharged, PAssed Senate amended, 17801 H.R. 2095 H.R. 2116 2116 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives to encourage investment in the expansion of freight rail infrastructure capacity and to enhance modal tax equity; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 2116 H.R. 2188 2188 A bill to establish kinship navigator programs, to establish kinship guardianship assistance payments for children, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 2188 H.R. 2245 2245 A bill to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Wenatchee, Washington, as the Elwood "Bud" Link Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Committee discharged, PAssed Senate, 17801 H.R. 2245 H.R. 2329 2329 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for the purchase of hearing aids; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 2329 H.R. 2343 2343 A bill to expand quality programs of early childhood home visitation that increase school readiness, child abuse and neglect prevention, and early identification of developmental and health delays, including potential mental health concerns, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Education and Labor; Armed Services. Referral to the Committee on Armed Services extended, 17896 H.R. 2343 Reported with amendment from the Committee on Education and Labor (H. Rept. 110-818, part 1), 17896 H.R. 2343 H. Rept. 110-818 H.R. 2352 2352 A bill to enhance the safety of elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Education and Labor. Referral to the Committee on Education and Labor extended, 17896 H.R. 2352 Reported with amendment from the Committee on the Judiciary (H. Rept. 110-821, part 1), 17896 H.R. 2352 H. Rept. 110-821 H.R. 2384 2384 A bill to create a pilot program to increase the number of graduate educated nurse faculty to meet the future need for qualified nurses, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 2384 H.R. 2417 2417 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, and title 10, United States Code, to provide for an opportunity for active duty personnel to withdraw an election not to participate in the program of educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill; to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 2417 H.R. 2452 2452 A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to ensure that sewage treatment plants monitor for and report discharges of raw sewage, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, 17833 H.R. 2452 H.R. 2608 2608 A bill to amend section 402 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to provide, in fiscal years 2008 through 2010, extensions of supplemental security income for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code to collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Amendments, 17802 17867 17869 H.R. 2608 Committee discharged, PAssed Senate amended, 17802 H.R. 2608 H.R. 2667 2667 A bill to provide for the establishment of a disabled farmers' market nutrition pilot program; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 2667 H.R. 2802 2802 A bill to implement the recommendations of the Federal Communications Commission report to the Congress regarding low-power FM service; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 2802 H.R. 2964 2964 A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that Act, to make corrections In the provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Placed on the calendar, 17833 H.R. 2964 Read the first and second time, 17833 H.R. 2964 H.R. 2990 2990 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make geothermal heat pump systems eligible for the energy credit and the residential energy efficient property credit; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added. 17899 H.R. 2990 H.R. 3021 3021 A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants and low-inter-est loans to local educational agencies for the construction, modernization, or repair of public kindergarten, elementary, and secondary educational facilities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Referr ed to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 17833 H.R. 3021 H.R. 3186 3186 A bill to understand and comprehensively address the oral health problems associated with methamphet-amine use; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 3186 H.R. 3232 3232 A bill to establish a non-profit corporation to communicate United States entry policies and otherwise promote tourist, business, and scholarly travel to the United States; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; the Judiciary; Homeland Security. Cosponsors added. 17899 H.R. 3232 H.R. 3283 3283 A bill to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to provide foster children with court-appointed special advocates who meet national standards, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 3283 H.R. 3548 3548 A bill to enhance citizen access to Government information and services by establishing plain language as the standard style for Government documents issued to the public, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Placed on the calendar, 17833 H.R. 3548 Read the first and second time, 17833 H.R. 3548 H.R. 3618 3618 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a grant to a qualified youth-serving organization for recruiting and preparing students for careers and volunteer opportunities as health care professionals, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 3618 H.R. 3654 3654 A bill to establish a commission to develop legislation designed to reform tax policy and entitlement benefit programs and ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committees on the Budget; Rules. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 3654 H.R. 3737 3737 A bill to provide for National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration utilization of the Arecibo Observatory; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 3737 H.R. 4040 4040 A bill to establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children's products and to reauthorize and modernize the Consumer Product Safety Commission; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Examined and signed in the Senate, 17832 H.R. 4040 Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 4040 H.R. 4054 4054 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to restore and protect access to Medicaid discount drug prices for university-based and safety-net clinics; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 4054 H.R. 4210 4210 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 Washington Avenue in Weldon, North Carolina, as the "Dock M. Brown Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Passed Senate, 17781 H.R. 4210 H.R. 4236 4236 A bill to provide for the protection and the integrity of the United States mail; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 4236 H.R. 4255 4255 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance to the Paralympic Program of the United States Olympic Committee, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 4255 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 17833 H.R. 4255 H.R. 4318 4318 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the penalty on the understatement of taxpayer's liability by tax return preparers; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 4318 H.R. 4544 4544 A bill to require the issuance of medals to recognize the dedication and valor of Native American code talkers; to the Committees on Financial Services; House Administration. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 4544 H.R. 4918 4918 A bill to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Miami, Florida, as the "Bruce W, CArter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Committee discharged, PAssed Senate, 17802 H.R. 4918 H.R. 4987 4987 A bill to require construction of fencing and security improvements in the border area from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 4987 H.R. 5057 5057 A bill to reauthorize the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 17833 H.R. 5057 H.R. 5265 5265 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for research with respect to various forms of muscular dystrophy, including Becker, congenital, distal, Duchenne, Emery-Dreifuss facioscapulohumeral, limb-girdle, myotonic, and oculopharyngeal, muscular dystrophies; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5265 H.R. 5266 5266 A bill to require certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees to be capable of microstamping ammunition; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5266 H.R. 5268 5268 A bill to provide for a temporary increase of the Federal medical assistance percentage under the Medicaid Program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5268 H.R. 5350 5350 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to sell or exchange certain National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration property located in Norfolk, Virginia, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Oversight and Government Reform. Referral to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform extended, 17896 H.R. 5350 Reported with amendment from the Committee on Natural Resources (H. Rept. 110-822, part 1), 17896 H.R. 5350 H. Rept. 110-822 H.R. 5437 5437 A bill to promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, to increase American energy independence, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology; Oversight and Government Reform; Armed Services; Agriculture; Natural Resources; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5437 H.R. 5464 5464 A bill to direct the Attorney General to make an annual grant to the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center to assist law enforcement agencies in the rapid recovery of missing children, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 17833 H.R. 5464 H.R. 5477 5477 A bill to designate the laciiity of the United States Postal Service located at 120 South Del Mar Avenue in San Gabriel, California, as the "Chi Mui Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Passed Senate, 17781 H.R. 5477 H.R. 5483 5483 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10149 White Granito Drivo in Oakton, Virginia, as the "Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Passed Senate, 17781 H.R. 5483 H.R. 5513 5513 A bill to reduce youth usage of tobacco products, to enhance State efforts to eliminate retail sales of tobacco products to minors, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5513 H.R. 5540 5540 A bill to amend the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998 to provide for the continuing authorization of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Placed on the calendar, 17833 H.R. 5540 Read the first and second time, 17833 H.R. 5540 H.R. 5547 5547 A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to ensure that the mission and functions of Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators include keeping energy costs as low as reasonably possible for consumers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5547 H.R. 5569 5569 A bill to extend for 5 years the EB-5 regional center pilot program; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 17833 H.R. 5569 H.R. 5570 5570 A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the sunset in the special immigrant nonmin-ister religious worker visa program; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 17833 H.R. 5570 H.R. 5585 5585 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare Program and to provide for research to Improve cancer symptom management; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5585 H.R. 5607 5607 A bill to provide safe, fair, and responsible procedures and standards for resolving claims of state secret privilege; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5607 H.R. 5626 5626 A bill to reassert the constitutional role of Congress in making long-term security commitments, to defer significant long-term security commitments to Iraq to the next Administration and Congress, and to maintain international legal authority and immunity for United States Armed Forces in Iraq by promoting the extension of the United Nations mandate; to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5626 H.R. 5629 5629 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a pathway for the licensure of biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5629 H.R. 5631 5631 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1155 Seminole Trail in Charlottesville. Virginia, as the "Corporal Bradley T. Arms Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Passed Senate, 17781 H.R. 5631 H.R. 5635 5635 A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on digital-to-analog converter boxes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5635 H.R. 5683 5683 A bill to make certain reforms with respect to the Government Accountability Office, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Amendments, 17869 17872 H.R. 5683 Passed Senate amended, 17872 H.R. 5683 Text, 17872 H.R. 5683 H.R. 5704 5704 A bill to ensure that home health agencies can assign the most appropriate skilled service to make the initial assessment visit for home health services for Medicare beneficiaries requiring rehabilitation therapy under a home health plan of care, based upon physician referral; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5704 H.R. 5742 5742 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend eligibility under the new markets tax credit for community development entities created or organized in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5742 H.R. 5808 5808 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to develop multidisciplinary research centers regarding women's health and disease prevention, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5808 H.R. 5809 5809 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to conduct and coordinate a research program on hormone disruption, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5809 H.R. 5840 5840 A bill to establish an Office of Insurance Information in the Department of the Treasury; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5840 H.R. 5882 5882 A bill to recapture employment-based immigrant visas lost to bureaucratic delays and to prevent losses of family-and employment-based immigrant visas in the future; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5882 H.R. 5951 5951 A bill to implement a safe and complete streets program; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5951 H.R. 5971 5971 A bill to require that ballots used in Federal elections be generally printed only in English and to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to modify the requirement that certain jurisdictions provide ballots and other voting materials in languages other than English, and for other purposes; to the Committees on House Administration; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5971 H.R. 5977 5977 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to require a mutor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder that collects a fuel surcharge to disclose and pay the fuel surcharge to the person responsible for bearing the cost of the fuel, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5977 H.R. 5990 5990 A bill to require ratings label on video games and to prohibit the sales and rentals of adult-rated video games to minors; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 5990 H.R. 6025 6025 A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6025 H.R. 6049 6049 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Objection is heard to request for consideration, 17789 H.R. 6049 H.R. 6061 6061 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 219 East Main Street in West Frankfort, Illinois, as the "Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Passed Senate, 17781 H.R. 6061 H.R. 6078 6078 A bill to encourage energy efficiency and conservation and development of renewable energy sources for housing, commercial structures, and other buildings, and to create sustainable communities; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6078 H.R. 6083 6083 A bill to authorize funding for the National Advocacy Center; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 6083 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 17833 H.R. 6083 H.R. 6085 6085 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42222 Rancho Las Palmas Drive in Rancho Mirage, California, as the "Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Passed Senate, 17781 H.R. 6085 H.R. 6107 6107 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish and implement a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plairt of Alaska, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology. Discharge petition (Pet. no. 110-15) filed, 17901 H.R. 6107 H.R. 6110 6110 A bill to provide for the reform of health care, the Social Security system, the tax code for individuals and business, and the budget process; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Rules; the Budget. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6110 H.R. 6125 6125 A bill to provide a mechanism for the construction of petroleum refineries on military installations to provide a reliable source of petroleum products for use by the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Armed Services; Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6125 H.R. 6129 6129 A bill to amend part B of title XVHI of the Social Security Act to extend for 7 months the Medicare physician payment rates; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6129 H.R. 6150 6150 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14500 Lorain Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, as the "John P. Gallagher Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Passed Senate, 17782 H.R. 6150 H.R. 6172 6172 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an offset against income tax refunds to pay for State judicial debts that are past-due; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6172 H.R. 6208 6208 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Town and Country Commons in Chesterfield, Missouri, as the "Lance Corporal Matthew P, PAthenos Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 6208 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 17833 H.R. 6208 H.R. 6209 6209 A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6209 H.R. 6210 6210 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a nationwide health insurance purchasing pool for small businesses and the self-employed that would offer a choice of private health plans and make health coverage more affordable, predictable, and accessible; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Rules. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6210 H.R. 6217 6217 A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to modify the procedures governing the closure or consolidation of post offices; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6217 H.R. 6221 6221 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include in each contract the Secretary enters for the acquisition of goods and services a provision that requires the contractee to comply with the contracting goals and preferences for small business concerns owned or controlled by veterans, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 6221 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 17833 H.R. 6221 H.R. 6225 6225 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, relating to equitable relief with respect to a State or private employer; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 6225 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 17833 H.R. 6225 H.R. 6228 6228 A bill to ban the use of bisphenol A in food and beverage containers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6228 H.R. 6260 6260 A bill to ensure the energy independence of the United States by promoting research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of technologies through a system of grants and prizes on the scale of the original Manhattan Project; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6260 H.R. 6264 6264 A bill to prevent excessive speculation in over-the-counter derivatives markets for certain energy commodities by limiting participation in those markets to persons who are capable of producing, manofacturing, or taking physical delivery of the commodities; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6264 H.R. 6268 6268 A bill to improve and enhance the mental health care benefits available to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, to enhance counseling and other benefits available to survivors of members of the Armed Forces and veterans, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6268 H.R. 6293 6293 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a discretionary grant program for school construction for local educational agencies affected by base closures and realignments, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Education and Labor; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6293 H.R. 6295 6295 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit operation by any means or embarking in any submersible or semi-submersible vessel that is without nationality and that is navigating or has navigated into, through or from waters beyond the outer limit of the territorial sea of a single country or a lateral limit of that country's territorial sea with an adjacent country, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 17833 H.R. 6295 H.R. 6309 6309 A bill to amend the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 to define environmental intervention blood lead level and establish additional requirements for certain lead hazard screens, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 6309 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 17833 H.R. 6309 H.R. 6316 6316 A bill to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions through the creation of a domestic carbon market and international trade measures, and to direct the revenue therefrom to public interests; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Science and Technology; Financial Services; Education and Labor; Natural Resources; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6316 H.R. 6340 6340 A bill to designate the Federal building and United States Courthouse located at 300 Quarropas Street in White Plains, New York, as the "Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse"; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Passed Senate, 17802 H.R. 6340 H.R. 6382 6382 A bill to make technical corrections related to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Education and Labor. Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 17833 H.R. 6382 H.R. 6428 6428 A bill to provide for State enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources, expansion of America's supply of natural gas and oil, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Armed Services; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6428 H.R. 6432 6432 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the animal drug user fee program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Passed Senate, 17780 H.R. 6432 H.R. 6437 6437 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 North Texas Avenue in Odessa, Texas, as the "Corporal Alfred Mac Wilson Post Office"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 6437 Received in Senate and referred to the Committoo on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 17833 H.R. 6437 H.R. 6438 6438 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to lift restrictions on the availability of ccrtain enlistment, reen-listment, and student loan benefits for military technicians, when membership in a reserve component is a condition of the military technician's employment and to repeal the prohibition in title 32, United States Code, against overtime pay for National Guard technicians; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6438 H.R. 6456 6456 A bill to provide for extensions of certain authorities of the Department of State, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, 17833 H.R. 6456 H.R. 6460 6460 A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for the remediation of sediment contamination in areas of concern, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure; Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6460 H.R. 6473 6473 A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to modify the conditions for the release of products from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve Account, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6473 H.R. 6496 6496 A bill to address the impending humanitarian crisis and potential security breakdown as a result of the mass influx of Iraqi refugees into neighboring countries, and the growing internally displaced population in Iraq, by increasing directed accountable assistance to these populations and their host countries, facilitating the resettlement of Iraqis at risk, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6496 H.R. 6503 6503 A bill to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6503 H.R. 6527 6527 A bill to amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to exempt any solar energy project on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management from an environmental impact statement requirement; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added. 17899 H.R. 6527 H.R. 6531 6531 A bill to amend chapter 13 of title 17, United States Code (relating to the vessel hull design protection), to clarify the definitions of a hull and a deck; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Placed on the calendar, 17833 H.R. 6531 Read the first and second time, 17833 H.R. 6531 H.R. 6533 6533 A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out conservation reserve program notice CRP-598, entitled the "Voluntary Modification of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Contract for Critical Feed Use"; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6533 H.R. 6543 6543 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the demonstration project on adjustable rate mortgages and the demonstration project on hybrid adjustable rate mortgages; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6543 H.R. 6559 6559 A bill to require automobile manofacturers to ensure that not less that 80 percent of the automobiles manofactured or sold in the United States by each such manofacturer to operate on fuel mixtures containing 85 percent eth-anol, 85 percent methanol, or biodiesel; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6559 H.R. 6566 6566 A bill to bring down energy prices by increasing safe, domestic production, encouraging the development of alternative and renewable energy, and promoting conservation; to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce. Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Science and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6566 H.R. 6568 6568 A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to encourage research and carry out an educational campaign with respect to pulmonary hypertension, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6568 H.R. 6569 6569 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure that victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6569 H.R. 6570 6570 A bill to encourage increased production of natural gas vehicles and to . provide tax incentives for natural gas vehicle infrastructure; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 17899 H.R. 6570 H.R. 6580 6580 A bill to ensure the fair treatment of a member of the Armed Forces who is discharged from the Armed Forces, at the request of the member, pursuant to the Department of Defense policy permitting the early discharge of a member who is the only surviving child in a family in which the father or mother, or one or more siblings, served in the Armed Forces and, because of hazards incident to such service, was killed, died as a result of wounds, accident, or disease, is in a captured or missing in action status, or is permanently disabled, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the dollar limitation on contributions to funeral trusts, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs; Ways and Means; Oversight and Government Reform. Passed Senate, 17803 H.R. 6580 H.R. 6582 6582 A bill to encourage the development of small business cooperatives for healthcare options to improve coverage for employees (CHOICE) including through a small business CHOICE tax credit; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6582 H.R. 6587 6587 A bill to provide tax relief for the victims of severe storms, tornados, and flooding in the Midwest, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6587 H.R. 6597 6597 A bill to require the collection of data on animal cruelty crimes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added. 17900 H.R. 6597 H.R. 6598 6598 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6598 H.R. 6599 6599 A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009 and for other purposes. Amendments, 17883 17884 17887 H.R. 6599 Debated, 17883 H.R. 6599 Passed House amended, 17893 H.R. 6599 H.R. 6601 6601 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the deduction for business use of the home and to make other changes affecting small businesses; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6601 H.R. 6605 6605 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for a refundable tax credit for heating fuels and to create a grant program for States to provide individuals with loans to weatherize their homes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6605 H.R. 6633 6633 A bill to evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and to ensure the protection of Social Security beneficiaries; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Education and Labor; Ways and Means. Message from the House, 17832 H.R. 6633 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 17833 H.R. 6633 H.R. 6638 6638 A bill to require the submission by the President of recommendations and proposed legislation to modernize, consolidate, reprioritize, and where necessary, terminate Federal programs, agencies, and activities; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6638 H.R. 6640 6640 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide relief in the case of federally declared disasters; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6640 H.R. 6646 6646 A bill to require the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to provide detailed briefings to Congress on any recent discussions conducted between United States Government and the Government of Taiwan and any potential transfer of defense articles or defense services to the Government of Taiwan; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6646 H.R. 6652 6652 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a graduate degree loan repayment program for nurses who become nursing school faculty members; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6652 H.R. 6661 6661 A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish an award program to honor achievements in nanotechnology, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Science and Technology; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6661 H.R. 6663 6663 A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide additional clarification with regard to the implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Financial Services; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added. 17900 H.R. 6663 H.R. 6691 6691 A bill to restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia; to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6691 H.R. 6692 6692 A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide loan guarantees for projects to construct renewable fuel pipelines, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6692 H.R. 6701 6701 A bill to provide for a program for circulating quarter dollar coins that are emblematic of prominent civil rights leaders and important events that have advanced civil rights in America; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6701 H.R. 6706 6706 A bill to provide for enhanced retirement benefits for administrative law judges; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6706 H.R. 6709 6709 A bill to greatly enhance the Nation's path toward energy independence and environmental, energy, economic, and national security, by amending Federal policy to increase the production of domestic energy sources, to dedicate fixed percentages of the royalties received for conservation programs, environmental restoration projects, renewable energy research and development, clean energy technology research and development, Increased development of existing energy sources, and energy assistance for those in need, and to share a portion of such royalties with producing States, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Science and Technology; Education and Labor; the Budget; Rules. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6709 H.R. 6733 6733 A bill to provide assistance to local educational agencies in areas of the Midwest adversely affected by storms and severe flooding that occurred in May and June, 2008 and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6733 H.R. 6735 6735 A bill to terminate the application of restrictions on exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in areas of the Outer Continental Shelf adjacent to Cuba; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6735 H.R. 6737 6737 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals with children attending an elementary or secondary school a deduction for each child attending a public school equal to 25 percent of the State's average per pupil public education spending and, for each child attending a private or home school, a deduction equal to 100 percent of such average; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6737 H.R. 6758 6758 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to promptly commence an oil and gas leasing program for public lands within the Coastal Plain of Alaska, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6758 H.R. 6763 6763 A bill to amend the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 to extend the expiration date of digital-to-analog converter box coupons from 3 months to 6 months; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17900 H.R. 6763 H.R. 6772 6772 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1717 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the "CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. MAHONEY of Florida, 17896 H.R. 6772 H.R. 6773 6773 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to consumers based on fuel economy; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. CHILDERS, 17896 H.R. 6773 H.R. 6774 6774 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve certain death and survivor benefits with respect to members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. By Ms. SHEA-PORTER, 17896 H.R. 6774 H.R. 6775 6775 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to develop procedures for permitting car rental companies to have limited access to information in the National Driver Register, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. ANDREWS, 17896 H.R. 6775 H.R. 6776 6776 A bill to prevent hate crimes, to provide support services for victims of hate crimes, and for other purposes; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration; Financial Services. By Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas (for herself, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Kennedy, Mr, PAyne, and Ms. Moore of Wisconsin), 17896 H.R. 6776 H.R. 6777 6777 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for displaying nooses in public with intent to harass or intimidate a person because of that person's race, color, religion, or national origin; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas (for herself, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Ellison, and Mr, CArson), 17896 H.R. 6777 H.R. 6778 6778 A bill to secure the Federal voting rights of certain qualified ex-offenders who have served their sentences; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas (for herself, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, and Mr. Hinchey), 17896 H.R. 6778 H.R. 6779 6779 A bill to provide for secure rural schools and counties, and State enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; the Judiciary; Education and Labor; Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. WALDEN of Oregon (for himself, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mrs. Myrick, Mrs. Drake, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Bonner, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Doolittle, Mrs. Emerson, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Fortuno, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Hastings of Washington, Mr. Heller, Mr. Herger, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Rehberg, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Sali, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Wamp, Mrs. Wilson of New Mexico, Mr. Wittman of Virginia, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Young of Alaska, and Mr. Renzi), 17896 H.R. 6779 H.R. 6780 6780 A bill to amend and to strengthen accountability features introduced by the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform; the Judiciary. By Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas (for herself, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Solis, Ms. Waters, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Clay, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Ms. Clarke, and Mr. Conyers), 17896 H.R. 6780 H.R. 6781 6781 A bill to authorize the State of Virginia to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas or crude oil (or both) exploration and extraction activities in any area that is at least 50 miles beyond the coastal zone of the State, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. GOODLATTE (for himself, Mr, CAntor, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Tom Davis of Virginia, Mr. Goode, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Wittman of Virginia, and Mrs. Drake), 17896 H.R. 6781 H.R. 6782 6782 A bill to create an electronic employment eligibility verification system to ensure that all workers in the United States are legally able to work, and for other purposes; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Ways and Means; Education and Labor. By Mr. MARSHALL (for himself, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Barrow, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Tom Davis of Virginia, Mr. Cole of Oklahoma, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Shimkus, and Mr. Reynolds), 17896 H.R. 6782 H.R. 6783 6783 A bill to withhold Federal funds from schools that permit or require the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance or the national anthem in a language other than English; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr. BROUN of Georgia (for himself, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Goode, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Aderholt, and Mrs. Myrick), 17897 H.R. 6783 H.R. 6784 6784 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a refundable credit against income tax to assist individuals with high residential energy costs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. SHAYS, 17897 H.R. 6784 H.R. 6785 6785 A bill to reform the provisions requiring "one-strike" eviction from public and federally assisted housing; to the Committee on Financial Services. By Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas (for herself, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Meeks of New York, Ms. Lee, and Ms. Watson), 17897 H.R. 6785 H.R. 6786 6786 A bill to provide for the settlement of claims arising from the use and distribution of judgment funds previously awarded and provided to the Delaware Tribe of Indians, the Delaware Nation, the Kansas Delaware Tribe of Indians, Incorporated, and the Delawares of Idaho, Incorporated, to correct underpayment of certain funds, to provide for the settlement of accounting claims arising from, and otherwise achieve the requirements of, certain litigation, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Ways and Means. By Mr. SULLIVAN, 17897 H.R. 6786 H.R. 6787 6787 A bill to amend Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to expand the areas of Federal land on which hazardous fuel reduction projects may be conducted under that Act; to the Committees on Agriculture; Natural Resources. By Mr. WALDEN of Oregon (for himself, Ms. Herseth Sandlin, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Hastings of Washington, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Rehberg, and Mr. Simpson), 17897 H.R. 6787 H.R. 6788 6788 A bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend through fiscal year 2012 funding under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. KUHL of New York (for himself, Mr. Knollenberg, Mrs. Biggert, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Walden of Oregon, Mr. Upton, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Gingrey, Mrs.Drake, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Bili-rakis, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Hayes, Mr. McCotter, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Heller, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Ehlers, Mrs. Musgrave, Mr. Shays, Mr. Boustany, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Whitfield of Kentucky, Mr. Feeney, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Graves, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Barton 01 Texas, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Hall of Texas, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Gamp of Michigan, and Mr. Turner), 17897 H.R. 6788 H.R. 6789 6789 A bill to remove the incentives and loopholes that encourage illegal aliens to come to the United States to live and work, provide additional resources to local law enforcement and Federal border and immigration officers, and for other purposes; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Oversight and Government Reform; Education and Labor; House Administration; Financial Services; Homeland Security; Ways and Means. By Mr. GARY G. MILLER of California (for himself, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. David Davis of Tennessee, Mr, CAmpbell of California, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. Deal of Georgia), 17897 H.R. 6789 H.R. 6790 6790 A bill to ensure that amounts made available for mortgage loss mitigation counseling in areas having the highest foreclosure rates are used in such areas; to the Committee on Financial Services. By Mr, CARDOZA, 17897 H.R. 6790 H.R. 6791 6791 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase Federal excise taxes on tobacco products and to dedicate the revenues from the increased taxes to the war on cancer; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. By Mr. HIGGINS (for himself and Mr. Israel), 17897 H.R. 6791 H.R. 6792 6792 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish the position of Director of Physical Therapy Service within the Veterans Health Administration and to establish a fellowship program for physical therapists in the areas of geriatrics, amputee rehabilitation, polytrauma care, and rehabilitation research; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. By Ms. HERSETH SANDLIN (for herself and Mr. Boozman), 17897 H.R. 6792 H.R. 6793 6793 A bill to provide for grants to assist municipalities to facilitate the abil ity of local farmers to grow food crops and certain livestock to be sold locally, grants to enable local nongovernmental farming associations to support the formation of community-supported agricultural projects, and grants to provide start-up funds to farmers who must diversify their operations in order to participate in the projects, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture. By Mr. HOLT, 17897 H.R. 6793 H.R. 6794 6794 A bill to direct the Election Assistance Commission to reimburse jurisdictions for the costs incurred in conducting manual audits of the results of the general elections for Federal office to be held in November 2008; to the Committee on House Administration. By Mr. HOLT, 17897 H.R. 6794 H.R. 6795 6795 A bill to establish an Emergency Commission To End the Trade Deficit; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. DeFAZIO (for himself, Mr. Ober-star, Mr. Costello, Mr. Hinchey, Ms. Kap-tur, and Mr. Ellison), 17897 H.R. 6795 H.R. 6796 6796 A bill to prevent speculation and profiteering in the defaulted debt of certain poor countries, and for other purposes; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Financial Services. By Ms. WATERS (for herself, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr, PAyne, Ms. Lee, Mr. Hinchey, and Ms. Wasserman Schultz), 17897 H.R. 6796 H.R. 6797 6797 A bill to establish a program to provide grants to States for incumbent worker training; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr. KAGEN, 17897 H.R. 6797 H.R. 6798 6798 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a presumption of service connection for certain cancers occurring in veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam and were exposed to certain herbicide agents, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. By Mr. KAGEN (for himself, Mr. McDermott, and Mr. Baca), 17897 H.R. 6798 H.R. 6799 6799 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for tax-fa-vored unemployment savings accounts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. MCHUGH (for himself and Mr. Kuhl of New York), 17897 H.R. 6799 H.R. 6800 6800 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to replace the Medicare prescription drug benefit adopted by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 with a revised and simplified prescription benefit program for all Medicare beneficiaries; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. By Mr. KUCINICH (for himself, Mr, CArson, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. Lee, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Jefferson, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Filner, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. Nadler, and Mr, CArson), 17897 H.R. 6800 H.R. 6801 6801 A bill to designate 4 counties in the State of New York as high-intensity drug trafficking areas, and to authorize funding for drug control activities in those areas; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. McHUGH, 17897 H.R. 6801 H.R. 6802 6802 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend or make permanent certain authorities of the Department of Veterans Affairs expiring in 2008, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. By Mr. BUYER, 17897 H.R. 6802 H.R. 6803 6803 A bill to improve inspections of public housing and federally assisted multifamily housing conducted by the Real Estate Assessment Center of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; to the Committee on Financial Services. By Ms. CLARKE, 17897 H.R. 6803 H.R. 6804 6804 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a temporary refundable credit for the cost of natural gas, home heating uil, aud pro= pane, to allow small businesses, farmers, and fishermen a credit for motor and other fuel costs, and to increase the credit for nonbusiness energy property and make it permanent, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. By Mr. COURTNEY (for himself and Mr. Murphy of Connecticut), 17898 H.R. 6804 H.R. 6805 6805 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain income and gains relating to fuels as qualifying income for publicly traded partnerships; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. DONNELLY (for himself, Mr. Bos-well. Mr. Ellsworth, and Mr. Hill). 17898 H.R. 6805 H.R. 6806 6806 A bill to establish a Citizens Congressional Health Benefits Program, based on the Federal employees health benefits program, to provide health insurance coverage for the President. By Mr. GOODE, 17898 H.R. 6806 H.R. 6807 6807 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for the purchase of new neighborhood electric vehicles; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. HALL of New York, 17898 H.R. 6807 H.R. 6808 6808 A bill to establish a commission to study the culture and glorification of violence in America; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, 17898 H.R. 6808 H.R. 6809 6809 A bill to award grants to assist public schools with the rising costs of fuel for school buses and energy for school buildings; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr. HODES, 17898 H.R. 6809 H.R. 6810 6810 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit to employers for reimbursing the expenses of employees who provide carpooling; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. HODES, 17898 H.R. 6810 H.R. 6811 6811 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for building homeless shelters in areas warranting assistance due to Presi-dentially declared disasters; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. JEFFERSON, 17898 H.R. 6811 H.R. 6812 6812 A bill to prohibit United States foreign assistance to countries withbudget surpluses; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Mr. JONES of North Carolina, 17898 H.R. 6812 H.R. 6813 6813 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that wages paid to unauthorized aliens may not be deducted from gross income, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; the Judiciary; Education and Labor. By Mr. KING of Iowa (for himself, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Bilbray, Mrs. Blackburn, Mrs. Boy da of Kansas, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mr. Gohmert, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr, CAlvert, Mr, CArter, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Culberson, Mr. David Davis of Tennessee, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Doolittle, Mrs. Drake, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Everett, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Feeney, Mr. Forbes, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Goode, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Issa, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Latta, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Linder, Mr. Man-zullo, Mr. McCaul of Texas, Mr. McCotter, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Poe, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shad-egg, Mr. Shuler, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Weldon of Florida, and Mr. Westmoreland), 17898 H.R. 6813 H.R. 6814 6814 A bill to affirm that exports and diversions of water from the Great Lakes may only be approved if such exports and diversions are in the public interest, to provide for enforcement, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. KUCINICH, 17898 H.R. 6814 H.R. 6815 6815 A bill to establish grant programs to encourage energy-efficient economic development and green job training and creation, and to establish the Metro Area Green Institute to produce and disseminate best practice information to economic and workforce development Initiatives undertaken by metropolitan communities nationally; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Ms. LEE, 17898 H.R. 6815 H.R. 6816 6816 A bill to provide for upgrading security at civilian nuclear facilities and of nuclear materials that could be used to construct a dirty bomb; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. MARKEY, 17898 H.R. 6816 H.R. 6817 6817 A bill to increase domestic energy production and diversify America's energy portfolio; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology; Agriculture. By Mr. MATHESON (for himself, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Altmire, Mr. Melancon, Mr. Donnelly, and Mr. Tanner), 17898 H.R. 6817 H.R. 6818 6818 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an enhanced credit to individuals who place qualified solar electric property in service in 2009; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. MCCARTHY of California, 17898 H.R. 6818 H.R. 6819 6819 A bill to amend the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 to eliminate certain inappropriate changes in law made to the Medicare Advantage program; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. By Mr. MCCARTHY of California (for himself, Mr. English of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Nunes), 17898 H.R. 6819 H.R. 6820 6820 A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study of the presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in drinking water supplies in the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York (for herself, Ms. Baldwin, and Ms. Schwartz), 17898 H.R. 6820 H.R. 6821 6821 A bill to amend title XVm of the Social Security Act to provide for a disclosure requirement under the Medicare Program for physicians referring for imaging services; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. By Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York, 17898 H.R. 6821 H.R. 6822 6822 A bill to require appeals of personnel actions involving the officers and employees of the Government Accountability Office to be considered by the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board in the same manner as appeals of prohibited personnel practices involving employees of Executive agencies under title 5, United States Code, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Ms. NORTON, 17898 H.R. 6822 H.R. 6823 6823 A bill to provide for the acquisition of advanced biofuels for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. REICHERT, 17898 H.R. 6823 H.R. 6824 6824 A bill to provide for the development of advanced and alternative energy and increased domestic energy production to achieve American energy independence in 15 years; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology; Natural Resources; Ways and Means. By Mr. ROSKAM, 17898 H.R. 6824 H.R. 6825 6825 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to assess the irrigation infrastructure of the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. SALAZAR, 17898 H.R. 6825 H.R. 6826 6826 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare Program; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. By Ms. SCHWARTZ (for herself, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Waxman, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mrs, CApps, Mr. Grijalva, Ms, CAstor, Mr. Yarmuth, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Berry, Mr. Bishop of New York, Mr. Delahunt, Mr, Carney, Mr. Fattah, Mr, PAtrick Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Ramstad, Mr. Sires, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Ms. Lee, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Allen, Mr. Courtney, Mr, CArdoza, Ms. Soils, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Clarke, Mr. McDermott, Mrs. Tauscher, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Abercrombie, Ms. Baldwin, and Mr. Price of North Carolina), 17898 H.R. 6826 H.R. 6827 6827 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for rollover of gain from divesting certain qualified securities of business entities engaged in Iran or Sudan discouraged activities; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. SHERMAN (for himself, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Berman, Ms. Berkley, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Davis of Alabama, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr, CAmpbell of California, and Mr. Engel), 17899 H.R. 6827 H.R. 6828 6828 A bill to make improvements in the electronic filing of export data, to strengthen enforcement authorities under the Export Administration Act of 1979, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; Homeland Security. By Mr. SHERMAN (for himself, Mr. Man-zullo, and Mr. Smith of Washington), 17899 H.R. 6828 H.R. 6829 6829 A bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to facilitate the placement of Job Corps. graduates; to the Committees on Education and Labor; Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. SHULER, 17899 H.R. 6829 H.R. 6830 6830 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to assist in the development and coordination of markets for biomass and carbon trading for private forest landowners, to assure sustainable forest practices in the use of biomass and carbon trading activity, and to enhance the relationship between Federal lands and private forest lands on a regional basis in the biomass and carbon trading markets, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. By Mr. SHULER (for himself and Mr. DeFazio), 17899 H.R. 6830 H.R. 6831 6831 A bill to require certain metal re-cyclers to keep records of their transactions in order to deter individuals and enterprises engaged in theft and interstate fencing of stolen copper, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. STUPAK (for himself and Mr. Ramstad), 17899 H.R. 6831 S.J. Res. 41 41 A joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003; to the Committee on Finance. Reported (S. Rept. 110-444), 17834 S.J. Res. 41 S. Rept. 110-444 S.J. Res. 45 45 A joint resolution expressing the consent and approval of Congress to an inter-state compact regarding water resources in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Amendments, 17805 S.J. Res. 45 Committee discharged. Passed Senate amended, 17804 S.J. Res. 45 Text, 17805 S.J. Res. 45 S. Res. 618 618 A resolution recognizing the tenth anniversary of the bombings of the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and memorializing the citizens of the United States, Kenya, and Tanzania whose lives were claimed as a result of the al Qaeda led terrorist attacks; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Agreed to in the Senate, 17813 S. Res. 618 Text, 17813 S. Res. 618 S. Res. 622 622 A resolution designating the week beginning September 7, 2008, as "National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week"; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17837 S. Res. 622 S. Res. 624 624 A resolution designating August 2008 as "National Truancy Prevention Month"; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Committee discharged. Agreed to in the Senate, 17814 S. Res. 624 Text, 17814 S. Res. 624 S. Res. 625 625 A resolution designating August 16,2006 as National Airborne Day; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Committee discharged. Agreed to in the Senate, 17814 S. Res. 625 Cosponsors added, 17837 S. Res. 625 Text, 17815 S. Res. 625 S. Res. 627 627 A resolution welcoming home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves, three citizens of the United States who were held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after their plane crashed on February 13, 2003; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Committee discharged. Agreed to in the Senate, 17814 S. Res. 627 Text, 17814 S. Res. 627 S. Res. 636 636 A resolution recognizing the strategic success of the troop surge in Iraq and expressing gratitude to the members of the United States Armed Forces who made that success possible; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17837 S. Res. 636 S. Res. 643 643 A resolution calling for greater dialogue between the Dalai Lama and the Government of China regarding rights for the people of Tibet, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. By Mr. SMITH (for himself and Mr. Feingold), 17835 S. Res. 643 Text, 17848 S. Res. 643 S. Res. 644 644 A resolution designating September 2008 as "National Child Awareness Month" to promote awareness of charities benefitting children and youth- serving organizations throughout the United States and recognizing efforts made by these charities and organizations on behalf of children and youth as a positive investment in the future of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. BURR (for himself and Mrs. Feinstein), 17835 S. Res. 644 Text, 17849 S. Res. 644 S. Res. 645 645 A resolution honoring the life of Anne Legendre Armstrong; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. CORNYN (for himself and Mrs. Hutchison), 17835 S. Res. 645 Text, 17849 S. Res. 645 S. Res. 646 646 A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. By Mr. SHELBY (for himself and Mrs. Lincoln), 17835 S. Res. 646 Text, 17849 S. Res. 646 S. Res. 647 647 A resolution designating September 9, 2008 as "National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day"; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself, Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Specter, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Stevens, and Mr. Hatch), 17835 S. Res. 647 Text, 17850 S. Res. 647 S. Res. 648 648 A resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the crossing of the North Pole by the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) and its significance in the history of both our Nation and the world; to the Committee on Armed Services. By Mr. DODD (for himself, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Whitehouse), 17835 S. Res. 648 Text, 17850 S. Res. 648 S. Res. 649 649 A resolution designating September 18, 2008 as "National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day"; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Ms, CANTWELL (for herself and Mr. Smith), 17835 S. Res. 649 Text, 17850 S. Res. 649 S. Res. 650 650 A resolution recognizing the importance of National Neighbor Day, National Good Neighbor Day, and National Neighborhood Day; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. REED (for himself, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Whitehouse, and Mr. Tester), 17835 S. Res. 650 Text, 17851 S. Res. 650 S. Res. 651 651 A resolution honoring the National Aeronautics and Space Administration