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Development in Practice, ISSN 0961-4524, 11/2010, Volume 20, Issue 8, pp. 1001 - 1013
A growing concern about the limited impact of agricultural research and development on natural-resources management (NRM) and livelihoods in the highlands of... 
Labour and livelihoods | sub-Saharan Africa | Methods | Technologies | Agricultural development | Natural resource management | Agricultural management | Technological innovation | Highlands | Sustainable agriculture | Crop science | Agricultural resources | Crops | Organic farming | African Highlands Initiative | Linked technologies
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Vector-borne diseases continue to contribute significantly to the global burden of disease, and cause epidemics that disrupt health security and cause wider... 
Climate change | Health policy | Research | Vector-borne disease | health policy | research | vector-borne disease | climate change | POPULATION | COUNTRIES | EAST-AFRICAN HIGHLANDS | DENGUE-FEVER | IMPACT | RESURGENCE | MALARIA CONTROL | TEMPERATURES | BIOLOGY | Public Health Administration | Animals | Communicable Diseases - transmission | Climate Change | Humans | Biomedical Research | Disease Vectors | Health Policy | Review | 1001
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Congressional committees | Pollution control | Department of Agriculture | Business and industry | Labor law | Afton, Tenn | D.C | Tax incentives | Bureau of Reclamation | Bureau of Indian Affairs | Child abuse & neglect | Education discrimination | Wildlife conservation | Rural areas | Tariffs | Banking | Banking industry | Judicial process | California | Ashe County, NC | Centers for Disease Control & Prevention--CDC | Bridges | Charities | Federal Bureau of Investigation--FBI | Department of Housing & Urban Development--HUD | Environmental Protection Agency--EPA | Everett, Wash. State | Connecticut | Crime | Taiwan | Federal aid | Tax shelters | Drugs | Ford, Gerald R. (1974 Remarks in House relative to Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12614-12616 Texts of H.R. 6085, Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA. 12614 FOREIGN AID Foreign assistance Remarks in House Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12638 Remarks in Senate Burma: express sympathy and pledge support to victims of cyclone, 12563 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Foreign relations Remarks in House Foreign trade: expand to promote job creation and economic growth, 12591 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12638 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act: anniversaiy, 12591 Stanishev, Sergei: U.S. visit, 12591 Remarks in Senate Burma: express sympathy and pledge support to victims of cyclone, 12563 Japan: U.S. visit by parliamentarians, 12563 FOREIGN POLICY Foreign relations Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay. Cuba (see H.R. 6274). 12660 Power resources: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Letters Iran Diplomatic Accountability Act: Jim Fine, Friends Committee on National Legislation, 12674 Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq, 12664 Foreign trade: expand to promote job creation and economic growth. 12591 Iran: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy for the purpose of easing tensions and normalizing relations between the U.S. and Iran (H.R. 5056), 12674 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12638 Power resources: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278), 12665 Stanishev, Sergei: U.S. visit, 12591 Remarks in Senate Japan: U.S. visit by parliamentarians. 12563 FOREIGN TRADE Foreign trade Trade regulation Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12591 12592 12638 12666 Animals: treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under certain regulations governing illegal trade or possession of wildlife (H.R. 2964). 12592-12596 Economy: expand to promote job creation and economic growth, 12591 Foreign trade promotion Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12595 12598 Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12553 Treaties and agreements: impact of trade agreements on employment and the economy. 12565 Trade agreements Reports filed Captive Primate Safety Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 2964) (H. Rept. 110-712). 12660 H. Rept. 110-712 Texts of H.R. 2964, CAptive Primate Safety Act. 12592 FOREST SERVICE Forest Service Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest to Jefferson County, MT, for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702), 12596 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept.110-713). 12660 Texts of H.R. 3702. Montana Cemetery Act. 12596 FORESTS Forests and forestry Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Bea-verhead-Decrlodge National Forest to Jefferson County. MT. for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702). 12596 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713), 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702, Montana Cemetery Act, 12596 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Fount Balley, Calif. Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Texts of H. Res. 1199, Orange County Water District anniversary, 12601 FOWLER, WILLIAM J. Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire, 12670 Remarks in House Tribute, 12670 FRANCE, REPUBLIC OF France Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12591 12592 12638 12666 Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 FRIENDS COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL LEGISLATION Letters Iran Diplomatic Accountability Act. 12674 FUTCH, JEFFERSON D., III Remarks in House Tribute, 12672 GALLAGHER, JOHN P. Remarks in House John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 12612 12614 Texts of H.R. 6150, John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH, 12613 GARCIA, HECTOR P. Remarks in House Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188). 12627-12633 Texts of S. 188. revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia, 12627 GONZALEZ, RAQUEL Remarks in House Tribute. 12665 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Government Accountability Office Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS Administrative law and procedure Government and business Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129), 12660 Energy regulation Financial regulation Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183), 12660 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Dept. of HHS: require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs (H.R. 5876). consideration (see H. Res. 1276). 12660 Housing regulation Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Energy regulation Financial regulation Remarks in House Animals: treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under certain regulations governing illegal trade or possession of wildlife (H.R. 2964), 12592-12596 Agricultural policies Environmental regulation Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278). 12665 Energy regulation Financial regulation Remarks in Senate Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127). 12568 Reports filed Captive Primate Safety Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 2964) (H. Rept. 110-712). 12660 H. Rept. 110-712 Consideration of H.R. 5876, Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1276) (H. Rept. 110-717). 12660 Housing regulation H. Rept. 110-717 Texts of H.R. 2964, Captive Primate Safety Act, 12592 GOVERNMENT--U.S. Government Remarks in House Budget: deficit. 12644-12649 Budget: extend pay-as-you-go requirement (H.R. 2686). 12643-12649 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12639 HAWTHORNE, DENNIS Remarks in House Tribute. 12664 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Hazardous substances Remarks in Senate Safety: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127). 12568 HEALTH Medical economics Medical regulation Medicine Amendments Indian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend (H.R. 1328), 12662 12663 Bills and resolutions Dept. of HHS: enhance public health activities relative to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death (see S. 3142). 12579 Births Pediatrics Public health Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (see S. 3178), 12660 Dentists and dentistry Veterans health facilities and services Diseases: increase housing, awareness, and navigation demonstration services (HANDS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (see S. 2950), 12660 Autism Insurance: provide for the offering of health benefit plans to individuals and increase funding and promote best practice protocols for State high risk health insurance pools (see H.R. 6280), 12660 Health insurance Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (see S. 3144), 12579 Dentists and dentistry Medical supplies and equipment Medicare Prosthetic devices Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032). 12660 Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281). 12660 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288), 12660 Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organizations, 12569 Medicaid Medicare Pediatrics Remarks in House Budget: allocation of funds, 12645-12649 Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (H.R. 6277), 12664 Dentists and dentistry Veterans health facilities and services New Haven, CT: anniversary of American Red Cross chapter. 12671 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 12639 Remarks in Senate Congress: participation in the Congressional Health Screenings. 12570 Medical examinations and tests Dept. of HHS: establish an Office of Men's Health (S. 640). 12570 Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127), 12568 Laboratories Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics orthotics, and supplies (S. 3144). 12581-12584 Dentists and dentistry Medical supplies and equipment Medicare Prosthetic devices National Men's Health Week: observance (S. Res. 585), 12585 Texts of S. 3144, Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act, 12581-12583 Medicare S. 3312. Public Health Emergency Response Act. 12550-12678 Emergency medical services Public health S. Res. 585. National Men's Health Week. 12586 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES Health facilities administration Health facilities and services Amendments Indian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend (H.R. 1328). 12662 12663 HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Medical personnel Amendments Indian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend (H.R. 1328), 12662 12663 Remarks in House New Haven, CT: anniversary of American Red Cross chapter. 12671 HEROISM Awards, medals and prizes Military awards, decorations, and medals Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq, 12664 Brown. Monica L.: tribute (H. Con. Res. 320). 12626 HIGHLAND, IL Highland, Ill. Remarks in House Highland High School: tribute to baseball team, 12667 HISPANIC AMERICANS Hispanic Americans Remarks in House Rodriguez. Juan A. (Chi-Chi): tribute (H. Res. 1029). 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029, tribute to Juan A. (Chi-Chi) Rodriguez, 12610 HISTORY History Remarks in House Afton, TN: tribute to Chuckey-Doak Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12664 American Religious History Week: designate (H. Res. 888), 12649-12658 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219). 12608-12610 Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (H. Res. 1237), 12616-12619 Mosheim, TN: tribute to Mosheim Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12667 Remarks in Senate Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (S. Res. 584), 12585 Texts of H. Res. 1219, support goals and ideals of Flag Day. 12608 H. Res. 1237. Juneteenth Independence Day, 12616 S. Res. 584, Juneteenth Independence Day, 12585 HOSANG, VINCENT Remarks in House Tribute, 12671 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Designated Speaker pro tempore Larsen, Representative, 12588 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 12590 Prayers Coughlin. Daniel P., 12590 Remarks in House Legislative program. 12589 Parliamentary inquiry. 12596 Point of order, 12603 12605 Votes, position on missed: Braley, 12673 Votes, position on missed: Conyers 12638 Votes, position on missed: Higgins, 12664 Votes, position on missed: Kind. 12673 Votes, position on missed: Rush. 12678 Remarks in Senate Congress: participation in the Congressional Health Screenings, 12570 Reports Status of the Budget: Committee on the Budget (House), 12640-12642 HOUSING Housing Housing regulation Bills and resolutions Diseases: increase housing, awareness, and navigation demonstration services (HANDS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (see S. 2950), 12660 U.S. Housing Act: repeal certain provisions relative to public housing disaster funds (see H.R. 6276). 12660 Low-income housing Remarks in Senate Vermont: tribute to Vermont State Housing Authority. 12567 HOUSTON, TX Houston, Tex. Remarks in House Texas Southern University: tribute to establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (H. Res. 31). 12633-12635 Texts of H. Res. 31, tribute to Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy, 12633 HUMAN RIGHTS Human rights Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 HURRICANES Hurricanes Remarks in Senate Burma: express sympathy and pledge support to victims of cyclone. 12563 ILLINOIS Illinois Remarks in House Highland, IL: tribute to Highland High School baseball team, 12667 IMMIGRATION Immigration Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels. 12591 IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 9/11 COMMISSION ACT Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716). 12660 H. Rept. 110-716 INCOME Business income Dvidends and interest income Household income Personal and family income Wages and salaries Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: change method for determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program (see H.R. 6287), 12660 Income Federal employees: ensure that at least two-thirds of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave (H.R. 5781), consideration (see H. Res. 1277). 12660 Income Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032), 12660 Income Taxation: provide individuals relief from the alternative minimum tax (see H.R. 6275), 12660 Income Cloture motions Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), motion to proceed, 12562 Income Letters Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act: several corporations, 12551 Income Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Income Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049). motion to proceed, 12550-12553 12554 12558-12563 Income Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749). 12556-12558 12565 12567 Income Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749). unanimous-consent request. 12550 Income Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 5781, Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1277) (H. Rept. 110-718), 12660 Income H. Rept. 110-718 Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H.R. 5781) (H. Rept. 110-624), 12660 Income H. Rept. 110-624 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Federal independent agencies Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 INDIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT Amendments Revise and extend (H.R. 1328). 12662 12663 INFLATION Inflation Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143), 12579 Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology, 12675 INSURANCE Insurance Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (see S. 3178), 12660 FEMA: provide for adequate progress on the construction of a flood protection system and offset sixty percent of the system cost with Federal, State, or local funds (see H.R. 6285), 12660 Health: provide for the offering of health benefit plans to individuals and increase funding and promote best practice protocols for State high risk health insurance pools (see H.R. 6280), 12660 Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (see S. 3144). 12579 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288). 12660 Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organizations. 12569 Remarks in House Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (H.R. 6277), 12664 Remarks in Senate Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (S. 3144), 12581-12584 Texts of S. 3144. Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act, 12581-12583 INTELLIGENCE SERVICES Intelligence services Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS Foreign economic relations Remarks in Senate Foreign trade: impact of trade agreements on employment and the economy. 12565 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS International relations Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay. Cuba (see H.R. 6274). 12660 Special Olympics: anniversary (see H. Res. 1279), 12661 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Foreign trade Remarks in House Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act: anniversary, 12591 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION U.S. International Trade Commission Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC: President Bush, 12571 12607 INTERSTATE COMMERCE Interstate commerce Bills and resolutions Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see H.R. 6278). 12660 Remarks in House Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (H.R. 6278), 12676 INVESTMENTS Investments Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129), 12660 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183), 12660 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288), 12660 Remarks in House Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278). 12665 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). 12559 IOWA Iowa Remarks in House Disasters: impact of severe storms and flooding. 12673 Disasters: tribute to first responders and citizens for efforts responding to flooding. 12590 IOWA CITY, IA Iowa City, Iowa Remarks in House Iowa: tribute to First responders and citizens for efforts responding to flooding. 12590 IRAN DIPLOMATIC ACCOUNTABILITY ACT Letters Provisions: Jim Fine. Friends Committee on National Legislation. 12674 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5056), 12674 IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Iran Letters Iran Diplomatic Accountability Act: Jim Fine, Friends Committee on National Legislation, 12674 Remarks in House Foreign policy: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy for the purpose of easing tensions and normalizing relations between die U.S. and Iran (H.R. 5056), 12674 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 IRAQ, REPUBLIC OF Iraq Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq. 12664 Foreign policy: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12638 IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRY Iron and steel industry Bills and resolutions McConnell, John H.: tribute (see H. Res. 1280), 12661 ISRAEL, STATE OF Israel Remarks in House Independence: anniversary, 12589 12678 JAPAN Japan Remarks in Senate Foreign policy: U.S. visit by parliamentarians, 12563 JEFFERSON COUNTY, MT Jefferson County, Mont. Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Bea-verhead-Deerlodge National Forest to Jefferson County, MT, for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702), 12596 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713), 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702, Montana Cemetery Act, 12596 JEFFERSON, ANDREW L., JR. Remarks in House Texas Southern University: tribute to establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (H. Res. 31), 12633-12635 Texts of H. Res. 31, tribute to Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy, 12633 JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY Remarks in House Observance (H. Res. 1237), 12616-12619 Remarks in Senate Observance (S. Res. 584), 12585 Texts of H. Res. 1237, observance (H. Res. 1237), 12616 S. Res. 584, observance, 12585 KNOXVILLE (TN) NEWS SENTINEL Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire, 12670 KOONACE, CLARENCE E. Remarks in House Tribute, 12675 KOREAN WAR Korean War Remarks in House Korean War Veterans Association. Inc.: grant Federal charter (S. 1692). 12623-12627 Texts of S. 1692, grant Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Inc., 12623 KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, INC. Remarks in House Federal charter: grant (S. 1692), 12623-12627 Texts of S. 1692, grant Federal charter, 12623 LABOR UNIONS Labor unions Biographies Bieber. Michael. 12676 LAND USE Land use Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases, 12588 LAW ENFORCEMENT Law enforcement Bills and resolutions Dept. of HHS: require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs (H.R. 5876), consideration (see H. Res. 1276). 12660 Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143). 12579 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 5876, Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1276) (H. Rept. 110-717), 12660 H. Rept. 110-717 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Police Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143), 12579 LAWYERS AND ATTORNEYS Lawyers Remarks in House Texas Southern University: tribute to establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (H. Res. 31). 12633-12635 Remarks in Senate Taxation: allow deduction of attorney-advanced expenses and court costs in contingency fee cases. 12562 Texts of H. Res. 31, tribute to Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy, 12633 LEADVILLE MINE DRAINAGE TUNNEL REMEDIATION ACT Letters Provisions: Representative Oberstar, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), 12606 Provisions: Representative Rahall, Committee on Natural Resources (House), 12606 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5511), 12605 12606 Texts of H.R. 5511, provisions, 12605 LEADVILLE, CO Leadville, Colo. Letters Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Oberstar, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), 12606 Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Rahall, Committee on Natural Resources (House), 12606 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: remedy problems caused by a collapsed drainage tunnel in Leadville, CO (H.R. 5511), 12605 12606 Reports filed Bureau of Reclamation Remedy of Problems Caused by a Collapsed Drainage Tunnel in Leadville, CO: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5511) (H. Rept. 110-715), 12660 H. Rept. 110-715 Texts of H.R. 5511, Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act, 12605 LEAVES OF ABSENCE Furloughs and leaves Granted House of Representatives, 12658 LOCAL GOVERNMENT Local government Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143). 12579 FEMA: provide for adequate progress on the construction of a flood protection system and offset sixty percent of the system cost with Federal. State, or local funds (see H.R. 6285). 12660 Remarks in House Supreme Court: anniversary of Roc v. Wade decision. 12639 Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez. Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188). 12627-12633 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). 12559 Texts of S. 188, revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia, 12627 LOFTUS, JO-ANN Remarks in House Tribute, 12674 LOUISIANA Louisiana Remarks in House Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club, 12667 Remarks in Senate Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club. 12571 LOWE, SARAH Remarks in House Tribute, 12677 MALLARD, ERIN Privilege of the floor Senate. 12585 MAO, RENDY AND RENEE Remarks in House Tribute. 12665 MCCONNELL, JOHN H. Bills and resolutions Tribute (see H. Res. 1280). 12661 MCCRAW, HAROLD D., SR. Bills and resolutions Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building, Richmond, CA: designate (see H.R. 6286). 12660 MEDICARE DMEPOS COMPETITIVE ACQUISITION REFORM ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3144), 12579 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3144), 12581-12584 Texts of S. 3144, provisions, 12581-12583 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Congress Remarks in House Votes, position on missed: Braley, 12673 Votes, position on missed: Conyers. 12638 Votes, position on missed: Higgins, 12664 Votes, position on missed: Kind, 12673 Votes, position on missed: Rush, 12678 Remarks in Senate Committee oil the Judiciary (Senate): permission to meet while the Senate is in session, unaniinous-con-sent request. 12561 12562 MEMPHIS, TN Memphis, Tenn. Remarks in House Olivet Baptist Church: tribute to members visiting the District of Columbia, 12590 MENTAL HEALTH Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Bills and resolutions Diseases: increase housing, awareness, and navigation demonstration services (HANDS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (see S. 2950). 12660 MICHIGAN Michigan Biographies Bieber, Michael, 12676 Letters American Water Works Association presentation of Exemplary Source Water Protection Award to Davison, MI: Gary J. Zimmerman, American Water Works Association, 12678 Press releases City of Davison Source Water Protection Program Protecting Your Drinking Water Resources, 12678 Remarks in House Davison, MI: American Water Works Association Exemplary Source Water Protection Award recipient, 12677 Westland. Ml: anniversary of the Civitan Club of Westland. 12676 MIDDLE EAST Middle East Letters Iran Diplomatic Accountability Act: Jim Fine, Friends Committee on National Legislation. 12674 Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels, 12591 Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq, 12664 Iran: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy for the purpose of easing tensions and normalizing relations between the U.S. and Iran (H.R. 5056), 12674 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12638 Israel: independence anniversary, 12589 12678 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12595 12598 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Remarks in House Federal charter: grant (H.R. 5854), 12626 MILLERS CREEK, NC Millers Creek, NC Remarks in House West Wilkes High School: tribute to Electric Vehicle Challenge program, 12588 MINING AND MINERAL RESOURCES Mineral resources Mines and mining Letters Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Oberstar, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House). 12606 Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Rahall. Committee on Natural Resources (House). 12606 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: remedy problems caused by a collapsed drainage tunnel in Leadville, CO (H.R. 5511), 12605 12606 Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 Reports filed Bureau of Reclamation Remedy of Problems Caused by a Collapsed Drainage Tunnel in Leadville. CO: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5511) (H. Rept. 110-715), 12660 H. Rept. 110-715 Texts of H.R. 5511. Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act. 12605 MINNESOTA Minnesota Remarks in House Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans: tribute, 12668 MINNESOTA ASSISTANCE COUNCIL FOR VETERANS Remarks in House Tribute, 12668 MONROE COUNTY, MI Monroe County, Mich. Remarks in House Estep, Chuck: Cable in the Classroom (organization) Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award recipient, 12676 MONROE, LA Monroe, La. Remarks in House Monroe Rotary Club: anniversary, 12667 Remarks in Senate Monroe Rotary Club: anniversary, 12571 MONTANA CEMETERY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 3702), 12596 Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713), 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702, provisions, 12596 MORALITY AND ETHICS Ethics Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology, 12675 MOSHEIM, TN Mosheim, Tenn. Remarks in House Mosheim Middle School: tribute to participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12667 MOTOR VEHICLES Motor transportation Amendments EPA: accept, as part of a setdement, diesel emission reduction supplemental environmental projects (S. 2146), 12586 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: change method for determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program (see H.R. 6287), 12660 Taxation: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032). 12660 Remarks in House Millers Creek, NC: tribute to West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle Challenge program. 12588 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Remarks in Senate EPA: accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission reduction supplemental environmental projects (S. 2146), House amendment, 12586 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12553 Texts of S. 2146, EPA acceptance, as part of a settlement, of diesel emission reduction supplemental environmental projects. 12586 MUSEUMS Museums Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 NATIONAL BROADCASTING CO. (NBC) Bills and resolutions Russert. Timothy J.. Jr.: tribute {see II. Res. 1275). 12660 Remarks in House Russert. Timothy J.. Jr.: tribute (H. Res. 1275). 12619-12623 Texts of H. Res. 1275. tribute to Timothy J. Russert, Jr.. 12619 NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE U.S. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the U.S. Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716), 12660 H. Rept. 110-716 NATIONAL EMBLEMS National signs and symbols Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12597-12601 Texts of H. Res. 1247, support goals and ideals of American Eagle Day, 12597 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS National Endowment for the Arts Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Humanities Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 NATIONAL ETHNIC COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS Remarks in House Ellis Island Medal of Honor: tribute to recipients, 12668 NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE ACT Bills and resolutions FEMA: provide for adequate progress on the construction of a flood protection system and offset sixty percent of the system cost with Federal. State, or local funds (see H.R. 6285). 12660 NATIONAL FORESTS National forests Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest to Jefferson County, MT, for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702), 12596 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713). 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702. Montana Cemetery Act. 12596 NATIONAL HISTORY DAY (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Afton, TN: tribute to Chuckey-Doak Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12664 Mosheim, TN: tribute to Mosheim Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12667 NATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH WEEK Remarks in Senate Congress: participation in the Congressional Health Screenings, 12570 Observance (S. Res. 585), 12585 Texts of S. Res. 585, observance, 12586 NATIONAL OBJECTIVES National goals Bills and resolutions Health: provide for the offering of health benefit plans to individuals and increase funding and promote best practice protocols for State high risk health insurance pools (see H.R. 6280), 12660 Remarks in House Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12638 Power resources: national energy policy. 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE National Park Service Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 NATIONAL SECURITY National defense Security Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels. 12591 Armed services Military education and training Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq. 12664 Armed services Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 5658), earmark declaration, 12672 Defense budgets and appropriations Military personnel Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12638 Military forces assessments Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12595 12598 Energy security Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 Energy security Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 10-716), 12660 H. Rept. 10-716 NATIVE AMERICANS Native Americans Amendments Indian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend (H.R. 1328), 12662 12663 Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: restrict off-reservation gaming, 12550-12678 Indian reservations NATURAL GAS Natural gas and gas industry Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12550-12678 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases, 12588 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions. 12591 12602 Power resources: national energy policy. 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 NATURAL RESOURCES Natural resources Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Texts of H. Res. 1199, Orange County Water District anniversary, 12601 NEW HAVEN, CT New Haven, Conn. Remarks in House American Red Cross: anniversary of chapter, 12671 NEW MEXICO New Mexico Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Reports filed Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5710) (H. Rept. 110-714), 12660 H. Rept. 110-714 Texts of H.R. 5710, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act, 12604 NEWS MEDIA Mass media Bills and resolutions Russert. Timothy J.. Jr.: tribute (see H. Res. 1275), 12660 Remarks in House Public Radio Recognition Month: designate (H. Res. 1002), 12607-12610 Russert, Timothy J., Jr.: tribute (H. Res. 1275), 12619-12623 Texts of H. Res. 1002, Public Radio Recognition Month, 12607 H. Res. 1275, tribute to Timothy J. Russert, Jr., 12619 NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina Remarks in House Clemmons. NC: tribute to Clemmons Rotary Club organ donor program. 12588 Millers Creek. NC: tribute to West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle Challenge program. 12588 WKSK-Radio (West Jefferson. NC): anniversary. 12590 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP. Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12591 12592 12638 12666 Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear power Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 12553 OCEANS Marine resources Oceanography Remarks in House Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12591 12602 OIL SPECULATION REDUCTION ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6279). 12660 ORANGE COUNTY, CA Orange County, Calif. Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Texts of H. Res. 1199, Orange County Water District anniversary, 12601 ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF Continental shelf Remarks in House Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12591 12602 PANJU, ARIF Privilege of the floor Senate, 12585 PATRIOTISM Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12597-12601 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219), 12608-12610 Texts of H. Res. 1219, support goals and ideals of Flag Day. 12608 H. Res. 1247, support goals and ideals of American H. Res. 1247, support goals and ideals of American Eagle Day, 12597 PEARSON, DANIEL Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the 1TC: President Bush, 12571 12607 PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Transmittals Arizona: provide adequate school facilities on Native American lands. 12577 Elida, OH: Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Fairness and Simplification Act, 12572 Hawaii: assistance for persons present in U.S. under the Compacts of Free Association, 12573 Hawaii: ratify U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 12577 Hawaii: reduce greenhouse gas emmissions and commit to an international treaty on global reduction in greenhouse gas concentration, 12575 Louisiana: National Offshore Aquaculture Act. 12573 Louisiana: extend Gulf of Mexico seaward boundary of Louisiana. 12575 Louisiana: limit increases of health insurance premiums. deductibles, copayments. and other charges for military retirees. 12572 Louisiana: mitigate damages caused by the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. 12573 Louisiana: prohibit importation of foreign nuclear waste. 12575 Miami, FL. City Commission: eligibility of Haitian nationals for temporary protected status. 12572 North Carolina State Council of the Junior Order United American Mechanics: constitutional amendment establishing English as the official language of the U.S., 12572 North Carolina State Council of the Junior Order United American Mechanics: immigration reform, 12572 North Carolina State Council of the Junior Order United American Mechanics: support Armed Forces, 12572 Ohio: renew exemption for the Delta Queen (steamboat) from the Safety of Life at Sea Act, 12573 Pennsylvania: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research funding, 12577 Pennsylvania: restore traditional observance of Memorial Day, 12578 Rhode Island: weight limits of commercial motor vehicles, 12572 Utah: Medicaid long-term care funding of home and community-based supports, 12576 Utah: Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America withdrawal, 12576 Utah: clarify congressional intent relative to existing State and local rights-of-way claims for highway construction, 12574 Utah: designate a new recipient of oil and gas royalties from Navajo reservation lands, 12574 Utah: immigration reform, 12578 Utah: negotiation of a free trade agreement with the Republic of China, 12576 Utah: reaffirm the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, 12578 PETROLEUM Petroleum and petroleum industry Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129), 12660 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183), 12660 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032), 12660 Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12666 Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases. 12588 Economy: gasoline price levels. 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278), 12665 Foreign trade: dependence on foreign sources. 12595 12598 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12591 12602 Power resources: national energy policy, 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Economy: gasoline price levels, 12553 Foreign trade: dependence on foreign sources. 12553 Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 PHARMACEUTICALS Pharmaceutical industry Bills and resolutions Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 POLITICAL PARTIES Political parties Remarks in Senate Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12561 12562 POSTAL SERVICE Postal service Bills and resolutions Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building, Richmond, CA: designate (see H.R. 6286), 12660 Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12614-12616 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 12612 12614 Texts of H.R. 6085, Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA, 12614 H.R. 6150, John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH, 12613 POVERTY Poverty Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organizations. 12569 POWER RESOURCES Energy resources Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129). 12660 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183). 12660 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032). 12660 Cloture motions Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), motion to proceed, 12562 Letters Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act: several corporations, 12551 Remarks in House Agriculture: impact of ethanol production on food prices. 12550-12678 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12666 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases, 12588 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278). 12665 Millers Creek. NC: tribute to West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle Challenge program. 12588 National objectives: energy policy, 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12591 12602 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12595 12598 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Taxation: provide rate parity for open-loop and closed-loop biomass facilities under the renewable fuels tax credit (H.R. 2742), 12638 Remarks in Senate National objectives: energy policy, 12553 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12553 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12553 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Taxation: make permanent the credit for producing electricity from wind, 12558 Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), motion to proceed, 12550-12553 12554 12558-12563 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (GEORGE W. BUSH) Bush, George W. (2001-2009) Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC, 12571 12607 PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Tester, Senator, 12550 PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS Presidential appointments Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC: President Bush, 12571 12607 Remarks in Senate Courts: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12561 12562 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES Presidency of the U.S. Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12614-12616 Texts of H.R. 6085, Gerald R. Fori Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA, 12614 PRISONERS OF WAR Prisoners of war Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS' ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Remarks in House Rodriguez, Juan A. (Chi-Chi): tribute (H. Res. 1029), 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029, tribute to Juan A. (Chi-Chi) Rodriguez, 12610 PUBLIC BROADCASTING Public broadcasting Remarks in House Public Radio Recognition Month: designate (H. Res. 1002). 12607-12610 Texts of H. Res. 1002. Public Radio Recognition Month. 12607 PUBLIC BUILDINGS Public buildings Bills and resolutions Harold D. McCraw. Sr.. Post Office Building. Richmond, CA: designate (see H.R. 6286). 12660 Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12614-12616 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building. Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150). 12612 12614 Texts of H.R. 6085, Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Ran-cho Mirage, CA, 12614 H.R. 6150, John P. Gallagher Post Office Building. Cleveland, OH. 12613 PUBLIC DEBT Public debt Remarks in House Budget: deficit, 12644-12649 Budget: extend pay-as-you-go requirement (H.R. 2686), 12643-12649 PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT Bills and resolutions Dept. of HHS: enhance public health activities relative to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death (see S. 3142). 12579 Remarks in Senate Dept. of HHS: establish an Office of Men's Health (S. 640). 12570 Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127), 12568 PUBLIC HOUSING DISASTER RELIEF ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6276). 12660 PUBLIC LANDS Public lands Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest to Jefferson County, MT, for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702), 12596 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases, 12588 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713), 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702. Montana Cemetery Act. 12596 PUBLIC RADIO RECOGNITION MONTH Remarks in House Designate (H. Res. 1002), 12607-12610 Texts of H. Res. 1002, designate. 12607 PUBLIC UTILITIES Public utilities Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS Public welfare programs Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organizations, 12569 Remarks in Senate Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12556-12558 12565 12567 Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12550 PUBLIC WORKS Public works Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Texts of H. Res. 1199. Orange County Water District anniversary. 12601 H.R. 5710. Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act. 12604 PUERTO RICO, COMMONWEALTH OF Puerto Rico Remarks in House Rodriguez. Juan A. (Chi-Chi): tribute (H. Res. 1029), 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029, tribute to Juan A. (Chi-Chi) Rodriguez, 12610 RADIO Radio Remarks in House Public Radio Recognition Month: designate (H. Res. 1002). 12607-12610 WKSK-Radio (West Jefferson. NO: anniversary. 12590 Texts of H. Res. 1002. Public Radio Recognition Month. 12607 RAILROADS Railroads Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716), 12660 H. Rept. 110-716 RANCHO MIRAGE, CA Rancho Mirage, Calif. Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 6085). 12614-12616 Texts of H.R. 6085. Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Rancho Mirage, CA. 12614 RANK, JERRY AND JUDY Remarks in House Tribute, 12675 RELIGION Religions Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire, 12670 Remarks in House American Religious History Week: designate (H. Res. 888). 12649-12658 Memphis, TN: tribute to Olivet Baptist Church members visiting the District of Columbia, 12590 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION TAX ACT Remarks in Senate Taxation: make permanent the credit for producing electricity from wind. 12558 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND JOB CREATION ACT Cloture motions Enact (H.R. 6049): motion to proceed, 12562 Letters Provisions: several corporations, 12551 Remarks in Senate Taxation: allow deduction of attorney-advanced expenses and court costs in contingency fee cases, 12562 motion to proceed, 12550-12553 12554 12558-12563 RESEARCH Research Bills and resolutions Dept. of HHS: enhance public health activities relative to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death (see S. 3142), 12579 Medical research Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology, 12675 Technology: authorize activities for support of nanotechnology research and development (H.R. 5940), 12675 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Educational research Energy research RESPONSIBLE FEDERAL OIL AND GAS LEASE ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 RICE, CHRIS Remarks in House Tribute. 12671 RICHARDSON, BONNIE Remarks in House Tribute. 12643 RICHMOND, CA Richmond, Calif. Bills and resolutions Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building: designate (see H.R. 6286). 12660 RIVERS Rivers and waterways Remarks in House Iowa: tribute to first responders and citizens for efforts responding to Hooding. 12590 ROADS AND HIGHWAYS Highways Bills and resolutions Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see H.R. 6278), 12660 Remarks in House Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (H.R. 6278). 12676 RODRIGUEZ, JUAN A. (CHI-CHI) Remarks in House Tribute (H. Res. 1029), 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029. tribute. 12610 ROGERS, JIM Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire. 12670 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Remarks in House Clemmons. NC: tribute to Clemmons Rotary Club organ donor program. 12588 Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club. 12667 Remarks in Senate Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club. 12571 RURAL AREAS Rural conditions Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Texts of H.R. 5710, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act, 12604 RUSSERT, TIMOTHY J., JR. Bills and resolutions Tribute (see H. Res. 1275). 12660 Remarks in House Tribute (H. Res. 1275). 12619-12623 Texts of H. Res. 1275. tribute. 12619 SAFETY Accidents and accident prevention Bills and resolutions Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see H.R. 6278), 12660 Transportation accidents and safety Remarks in House Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (H.R. 6278), 12676 Transportation accidents and safety Remarks in Senate Hazardous substances: reauthoriZe the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127), 12568 Working conditions Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716), 12660 Railroad accidents and safety Transportation accidents and safety H. Rept. 110-716 SALOGUB, JOHN Remarks in House Tribute, 12675 SCHOOLS Correspondence schools and courses Private schools Public schools Bills and resolutions Drugs: provide Slates with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 Remarks in House Afton, TN: tribute to Chuckey-Doak Middle School for participation in National History Day (organiZation) Competition, 12664 Estep. Chuck: Cable in the Classroom (organiZation) Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award re-cipient. 12676 Highland, IL: tribute to Highland High School baseball team. 12667 Millers Creek, NC: tribute to West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle Challenge program, 12588 Mosheim, TN: tribute to Mosheim Middle School for participation in National History Day (organiZation) Competition, 12667 SCIENCE Science and technology Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology. 12675 Technology: authoriZe activities for support of nanotechnology research and development (H.R. 5940), 12675 SECURITIES Securities Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129), 12660 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183), 12660 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Remarks in House Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278), 12665 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). 12559 SELECT AGENT PROGRAM AND BIOSAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3127), 12568 SENATE Senate Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Tester, Senator, 12550 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 12550 Prayers Black, Barry C., 12550 Privilege of the floor Mallard. Erin. 12585 Panju. Arif, 12585 Welling, Matt, 12585 Remarks in Senate Committee on the Judiciary (Senate): permission to meet while the Senate is in session, unanimous-consent request. 12561 12562 Congress: participation in the Congressional Health Screenings. 12570 Legislative program. 12550 12587 Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12561 12562 SENIOR CITIZENS Aged and aging Bills and resolutions Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288). 12660 SHEARER, JOHN Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire. 12670 SHIPPING INDUSTRY Freight Remarks in House Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12553 SOCIAL SECURITY Social security Bills and resolutions Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (see S. 3144), 12579 Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organiZations. 12569 Remarks in House Budget: allocation of funds, 12645-12649 Remarks in Senate Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (S. 3144), 12581-12584 Texts of S. 3144, Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act. 12581-12583 SOLAR ENERGY Solar energy Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). 12559 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (NANCY PELOSI) Designated Speaker pro tempore Larsen. Representative. 12588 Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC: President Bush, 12607 SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Designated Speaker pro tempore Larsen. Representative. 12588 SPECIAL DAYS AND HOLIDAYS Anniversaries Holidays Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12597-12601 American Religious History Week: designate (H. Res. 888), 12649-12658 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219), 12608-12610 Public Radio Recognition Month: designate (H. Res. 1002). 12607-12610 Remarks in Senate National Men's Health Week: observance (S. Res. 585), 12585 Texts of H, Res. 1247, support seals and ideals of American Eagle Day. 12597 H. Res. 1002. Public Radio Recognition Month. 12607 H. Res. 1219. support goals and ideals of Flag Day. 12608 S. Res. 585, National Men's Health Week, 12586 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Bills and resolutions Anniversary (see H. Res. 1279), 12661 SPECIAL ORDERS Granted House of Representatives. 12658 SPORTS Sports and athletics Bills and resolutions Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 Special Olympics: anniversary (see H. Res. 1279), 12661 Remarks in House Highland, IL: tribute to Highland High School baseball team. 12667 RodrigueZ, Juan A. (Chi-Chi): tribute (H. Res. 1029), 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029. tribute to Juan A. (Chi-Chi) RodrigueZ. 12610 STANISHEV, SERGEI (PRIME MINISTER, BULGARIA) Remarks in House U.S. visit, 12591 STATES Federal aid to States Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143), 12579 FEMA: provide for adequate progress on the construction of a flood protection system and offset sixty percent of the system cost with Federal, State, or local funds (see H.R. 6285), 12660 Health: provide for the offering of health benefit plans to individuals and increase funding and promote best practice protocols for State high risk health insurance pools (see H.R. 6280), 12660 Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organiZations. 12569 Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design. and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 12639 Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthoriZation legislation to include Cesar E. ChaveZ, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. VelasqueZ, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188), 12627-12633 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Vermont: tribute to Vermont State Housing Authority, 12567 Texts of H.R. 5710. Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System AuthoriZation Act. 12604 S. 188, revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthoriZation legislation to include Cesar E. ChaveZ, Barbara C. Jordan. William C. VelasqueZ, and Hector P. Garcia, 12627 STEPTOE, SONJA Remarks in House Tribute, 12677 STOP CHILD ABUSE IN RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS FOR TEENS ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (H.R. 5876): consideration (see H. Res. 1276), 12660 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 5876. Provisions: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1276) (H. Rept. 110-717), 12660 H. Rept. 110-717 STRATEGIC MATERIALS Strategic materials Remarks in House Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12595 12598 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12553 SUPREME COURT Supreme Court Remarks in House Abortion: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12639 SYNTHETIC FUELS Synthetic fuels Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 12588 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 TARIFF Tariffs Remarks in House Foreign trade: expand to promote job creation and economic growth, 12591 TARIFF ACT Remarks in House Foreign trade: expand to promote job creation and economic growth, 12591 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act: anniversary, 12591 TAXATION Tax reform Taxation Bills and resolutions Alternative minimum tax: provide individuals relief (see H.R. 6275), 12660 Income taxes Health: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288), 12660 Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032). 12660 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Cloture motions Power resources: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049). motion to proceed. 12562 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Letters Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act: several corporations, 12551 Corporate tax Remarks in House Budget: extend pay-as-you-go requirement (H.R. 2686), 12643-12649 Power resources: provide rate parity for open-loop and closed-loop biomass facilities under the renewable fuels tax credit (H.R. 2742). 12638 Tax incentives and shelters Remarks in Senate Electric power: make permanent the credit for producing electricity from wind. 12558 Tax incentives and shelters Lawyers and attorneys: allow deduction of attorney-advanced expenses and court costs in contingency fee cases, 12562 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters National objectives: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Income taxes Sales tax State and local taxes Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, andprovide individual income lax relief (H.R. 6049), molion to proceed, 12550-12553 12554 12558-12563 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters TECHNOLOGY Technological innovations Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143), 12579 Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology. 12675 Research: authorize activities for support of nanotechnology research and development (H.R. 5940). 12675 Remarks in Senate Taxation: make permanent the credit for producing electricity from wind, 12558 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Telecommunication Telecommunication Regulation Remarks in House WKSK-Radio (West Jefferson, NC): anniversary, 12590 TELEVISION Television Bills and resolutions Russert, Timothy J., Jr.: tribute (see H. Res. 1275), 12660 Remarks in House Russert. Timothy J.. Jr.: tribute (H. Res. 1275). 12619-12623 Texts of H. Res. 1275. tribute to Timothy J. Russert. Jr.. 12619 TENNESSEE Tennessee Remarks in House Afton, TN: tribute to Chuckey-Doak Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12664 Memphis, TN: tribute to Olivet Baptist Church members visiting the District of Columbia, 12590 Mosheim, TN: tribute to Mosheim Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12667 TERRORISM Terrorism Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels, 12591 Remarks in Senate Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127), 12568 Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716), 12660 H. Rept. 110-716 TEXAS Texas Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels. 12591 TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Remarks in House Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy: tribute to establishment at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (H. Res. 31), 12633-12635 Texts of H. Res. 31. tribute to Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy. 12633 TOBACCO PRODUCTS Tobacco and tobacco industry Texts of H.R. 4081, Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, 12550-12678 TORNADOES Tornadoes Remarks in House Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 12673 TRANSPORTATION Transportation Transportation regulation Bills and resolutions Animals: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see H.R. 6278), 12660 Horses Dept. of Veterans Affairs: change method for determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program (see H.R. 6287), 12660 Travel Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032), 12660 Remarks in House Animals: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more level attackcd on top of one another (H.R. 6278), 12676 Horses Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12553 Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rep. 110-716, 12660 Urban transportation H. Rep. 110-716 TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS Trade agreements Treaties and conventions Remarks in Senate Foreign trade: impact of trade agreements on employment and the economy. 12565 U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Fish and Wildlife Service Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Geological Survey Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 U.S. HOUSING ACT Bills and resolutions Public housing: repeal certain provisions relative to disaster funds (see H.R. 6276), 12660 UNEMPLOYMENT Unemployment Remarks in Senate Benefits: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H..R. 5749), unanimous-consent request, 12550 Benefits: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12556-12558 12565 12567 VELASQUEZ, WILLIAM C. Remarks in House Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188), 12627-12633 Texts of S. 188, revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia, 12627 VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF Venezuela Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 VERMONT Vermont Remarks in Senate Vermont State Housing Authority: tribute. 12567 VETERANS Veterans Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: change method for determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program (see H.R. 6287). 12660 Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (see S. 3178). 12660 Remarks in House Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (H.R. 6277). 12664 Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.: grant Federal charter (S. 1692), 12623-12627 Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans: tribute, 12668 Texts of S. 1692, grant Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Inc., 12623 VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (RICHARD B. CHENEY) Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC: President Bush, 12571 VOLUNTEER WORKERS Volunteer agencies and workers Remarks in House Clemmons. NC: tribute to Clemmons Rotary Club organ donor program, 12588 Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club, 12667 Remarks in Senate Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club. 12571 VOTING Voter registration Voting rights Remarks in House Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez. Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188). 12627-12633 Texts of S. 188. revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia. 12627 VOTING RIGHTS ACT Remarks in House Reauthorization legislation: revise short title to include Cesar E. Chavez. Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188). 12627-12633 Texts of S. 188. revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez. Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia. 12627 VUKELIC, GENE AND CAROLE Remarks in House Tribute, 12667 WAR War Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 Remarks in House Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12638 WASHINGTON (STATE) Washington State Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12591 12592 12638 12666 Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 WATER Water supply and use Earth Voyager Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Texts of H. Res. 1199, Orange County Water District anniversary, 12601 H.R. 5710, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act, 12604 WATER POLLUTION Water pollution Letters American Water Works Association presentation of Exemplary Source Water Protection Award to Davison. Ml: Gary J. Zimmerman. American Water Works Association. 12678 Press releases City of Davison Source Water Protection Program Protecting Your Drinking Water Resources. 12678 Remarks in House Davison, Ml: American Water Works Association Exemplary Source Water Protection Award recipient, 12677 WATERWAYS Rivers and waterways Letters American Water Works Association presentation of Exemplary Source Water Protection Award to Davison, MI: Gary J. Zimmerman, American Water Works Association, 12678 Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Oberstar, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), 12606 Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Rahall, Committee on Natural Resources (House), 12606 Press releases City of Davison Source Water Protection Program Protecting Your Drinking Water Resources, 12678 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: remedy problems caused by a collapsed drainage tunnel in Leadville, CO (H.R. 5511), 12605 12606 Davison. MI: American Water Works Association Exemplary Source Water Protection Award recipient. 12677 Reports filed Bureau of Reclamation Remedy of Problems Caused by a Collapsed Drainage Tunnel in Leadville. CO: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5511) (H. Rept. 110-715). 12660 H. Rept. 110-715 Texts of H.R. 5511, Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act, 12605 WEATHER Weather Remarks in House Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 12673 Remarks in Senate Burma: express sympathy and pledge support to victims of cyclone. 12563 WELLING, MATT Privilege of the floor Senate. 12585 WEST JEFFERSON, NC West Jefferson, NC Remarks in House WKSK-Radio (West Jefferson, NC): anniversary, 12590 WESTLAND, MI Westland, Mich. Remarks in House Civitan Club of Westland: anniversary, 12676 WHALUM, KENNETH, JR. Remarks in House Memphis, TN: tribute to Olivet Baptist Church members visiting the District of Columbia. 12590 WILDLIFE Wildlife and wildlife conservation Remarks in House Animals: treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under certain regulations governing illegal trade or possession of wildlife (H.R. 2964). 12592-12596 Reports filed Captive Primate Safety Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 2964) (H. Rept. 110-712). 12660 H. Rept. 110-712 Texts of H.R. 2964, CAptive Primate Safety Act. 12592 WKSK-RADIO (WEST JEFFERSON, NC) Remarks in House Anniversary, 12590 WOMEN Women Remarks in House Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12639 WOODS, TIGER Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12550 WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES Bills and resolutions McConnell, John H.: tribute (see H. Res. 1280), 12661 WU, JAUSHIEH JOSEPH Remarks in House Tribute. 12669 ZIMMERMAN, GARY J. Letters MI: Gary J, Zimmerman. American Water Works Association, 12678 VOTES IN HOUSE Recorded Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 2964): enact, 12636 Montana Cemetery Act (H.R. 3702): enact, 12636 Timothy J. Russert. Jr. (H. Res. 1275): tribute. 12637 Remarks in House Position on missed: Braley, 12673 Position on missed: Conyers, 12638 Position on missed: Higgins. 12664 Position on missed: Kind. 12673 Position on missed: Rush. 12678 VOTES IN SENATE Recorded Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act (H.R. 6049): cloture motion on motion to proceed. 12563 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, 12662 H. Con. Res. 81 H. Con. Res. 163 163 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress in support of further research and activities to increase public awareness, professional education, diagnosis, and treatment of Dandy-Walker syndrome and hydrocephalus; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 163 H. Con. Res. 253 253 Concurrent resolution recognizing the service, courage, and patriotism of Hispanic Americans who have served and continue to serve as members of the United States Armed Forces; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 253 H. Con. Res. 299 299 Concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 299 H. Con. Res. 338 338 Concurrent resolution recognizing the Honorable Yvonne Brath-waite Burke for her distinguished career in public service; to the Committee on House Administration. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 338 H. Con. Res. 344 344 Concurrent resolution recognizing that we are facing a global food crisis; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 344 H. Con. Res. 350 350 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States, through the International Whaling Commission, should use all appropriate measures to end commercial whaling in all of its forms, including scientific and other special permit whaling, coastal whaling, and community-based whaling, and seek to strengthen the conservation and management measures to facilitate the conservation of whale species, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 350 H. Con. Res. 360 360 Concurrent resolution recognizing the important social and economic contributions and accomplishments of the New Deal to our Nation on the 75th anniversary of legislation establishing the initial New Deal social and public works programs; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 360 H. Con. Res. 361 361 Concurrent resolution commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the Holocaust and remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and hope; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 361 H. Con. Res. 362 362 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the threat posed to international peace, stability in the Middle East, and the vital national security interests of the United States by Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and regional hegemony, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 362 H. Con. Res. 364 364 Concurrent resolution recognizing the Significance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 364 H. Con. Res. 365 365 Concurrent resolution honoring the life of Robert Mondavi; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 365 H. Con. Res. 369 369 Concurrent resolution honoring the men and women of the Drug Enforcement Administration on the occasion of its 35th anniversary; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 369 H. Con. Res. 371 371 Concurrent resolution strongly supporting an immediate and just restitution of, or compensation for, property illegally confiscated during the last century by Nazi and Communist regimes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 371 H.J. Res. 39 39 A joint resolution proclaiming Casimir Pulaski be an honorary citizen of the United States posthumously; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.J. Res. 39 H.J. Res. 45 45 A joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.J. Res. 45 H.J. Res. 79 79 A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to broadcast media ownership; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.J. Res. 79 H. Res. 31 31 A resolution recognizing the Honorable Andrew L. Jefferson, Jr., on the occasion of the establishment of an endowment for trial advocacy called the "Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy" at Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 12633 H. Res. 31 Text. 12633 H. Res. 31 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. 12662 H. Res. 102 H. Res. 353 353 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be an increased Federal commitment supporting the development of innovative advanced imaging technologies for prostate cancer detection and treatment; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 353 H. Res. 373 373 A resolution urging Turkey to respect the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 373 H. Res. 415 415 A resolution honoring Edward Day Cohota, Joseph L. Pierce, and other veterans of Asian and Pacific Islanderdescent who fought in the United States Civil War; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 415 H. Res. 711 711 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the United States-India nuclear cooperation agreement; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 711 H. Res. 881 881 A resolution honoring the life and mourning the death of John Ber-thoud, Ph.D; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 881 H. Res. 937 7 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the emergency communications services provided by the American Red Cross are vital resources for military service members and their families; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 7 H. Res. 970 70 A resolution expressing support for designation of June 30 as "National Corvette Day"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 70 H. Res. 1002 1002 A resolution expressing support for designation of April 2008 as "Public Radio Recognition Month"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Debated, 12607 H. Res. 1002 Text, 12607 H. Res. 1002 H. Res. 1029 1029 A resolution congratulating and recognizing Mr. Juan Antonio "Chi-Chi" Rodriguez for his continued success on and off of the golf course, for his generosity and devotion to charity, and for his exemplary dedication to the intellectual and moral growth of thousands of low-income and disadvantaged youth in our country; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Debated, 12610 H. Res. 1029 Text, 12610 H. Res. 1029 H. Res. 1127 1127 A resolution condemning the endemic restrictions on freedom of the press and media and public expression in the Middle East and the concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media and press; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1127 H. Res. 1136 1136 A resolution honoring and expressing gratitude to the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion ("Triple Nickles") of the United States Army; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1136 H. Res. 1143 1143 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the Apple Crunch and the Nation's domestic apple industry; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1143 H. Res. 1150 1150 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Transportation Security Administration should, in accordance with the congressional mandate provided for in the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, enhance security against terrorist attack and other security threats to our Nation's rail and mass transit lines; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Reported with amendments (H. Rept. 110-716). 12660 H. Res. 1150 H. Rept. 110-716 H. Res. 1182 1182 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that American flags flown on Federal Government buildings and on Federal property be made in the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1182 H. Res. 1187 1187 A resolution promoting global energy supply security through increased cooperation among the United States, Turkey. Azerbaijan, and Georgia, by diversifying sources of energy, and implementing certain oil and natural gas pipeline projects for the safe and secure transportation of Eurasian hydrocarbon resources to world markets; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1187 H. Res. 1198 1198 A resolution commending the people of the Montenegro on holding free and fair presidential elections on April 6, 2008 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's decision at the Bucharest Summit to invite Montenegro to enter into an Intensified Dialogue, and the reforms and progress undertaken by Montenegro since its declaration of independence; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1198 H. Res. 1199 1199 A resolution commending the Orange County Water District and its employees for their sound financial management and innovative groundwater management, water quality, water efficiency, and environmental programs, on its 75th anniversary; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 12601 H. Res. 1199 Text, 12601 H. Res. 1199 H. Res. 1219 1219 A r