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Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719). 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 FOREIGN BANKS Banks and banking Foreign corporations Remarks in House Public debt: debt held by foreigners, 12827 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Foreign relations Bills and resolutions Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution (see S. 3198). 12844 Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Foreign trade: U.S. deficit, 12827 Public debt: debt held by foreigners. 12827 Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution, 12815 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Zimbabwe: commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members (H. Res. 1270), 12781-12784 Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230), 12778-12781 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers, 12715 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treat-ment of enemy POW, 12698 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12707 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally. 12698 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830), 12705 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 H. Res. 1270, commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members, 12781 H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773), 12682 12705 FOREIGN INVESTMENTS Foreign investments Remarks in House Public debt: debt held by foreigners. 12827 FOREIGN POLICY Foreign relations Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean, Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns, 12848 Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193). 12844 Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush. 12724 12815 Press releases U.S. Rep. Clarke's Caribbean Crime Resolution Passes House of Representatives: Representative Clarke. 12848 Remarks in House "Crime, Violence, and Development--Trends, Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean": recognize contribution of U.N. and World Bank Group report to understanding crime and violence levels in the Caribbean region (H. Res. 865), 12848 Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Foreign trade: U.S. deficit. 12827 Iraq: call for redeployment of troops and a shift in political and diplomatic strategy for stabilizing Iraq. 12810 Public debt: debt held by foreigners, 12827 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298), 12855 Zimbabwe: commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members (H. Res. 1270). 12781-12784 Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230). 12778-12781 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers, 12715 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12707 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally. 12698 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 10-719). 12844 H. Rept. 10-719 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 H. Res. 1270, commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members, 12781 H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 FOREIGN TRADE Foreign trade Trade regulation Bills and resolutions Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12746 12747 12750 12859 Deficit: U.S. policy, 12827 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12808 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298), 12855 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Foreign trade promotion Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers, 12715 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). motion to proceed. 12679 12691-12692 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830). 12705 Foreign trade promotion Reports filed Waive Certain Trade Act Provisions Relative to Appointment of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Committee on Finance (Senate) (SJ. Res. 38). 12727 FOREST SERVICE Forest Service Bills and resolutions Arizona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast Arizona (see S. 3157), 12727 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Remarks in House Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290), 12861 FORESTS Forests and forestry Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Fount Balley, Calif. Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 FRANCE, REPUBLIC OF France Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12746 12747 12750 12859 Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN Franklin County, Tenn. E-mails Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 FREE ENTERPRISE Remarks in House Power resources: protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252), 12842 FREEDOM OF SPEECH Freedom of speech Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905). 12747 FREEDOM OF THE PRESS Freedom of the press Remarks in House Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Texts of H. Res. 1127. condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 FREEPORT, OH Freeport, Ohio Proclamations Smyrna United Methodist Church. Freeport. OH, Anniversary: Representative Space, 12850 GALLAGHER, JOHN P. Remarks in House John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 12813 GENOCIDE Genocide Remarks in House Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127). 12784-12787 Texts of H. Res. 1127. condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 GEORGIA Georgia Bills and resolutions Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152), 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Remarks in Senate Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (S. 3152), 12734 Texts of S. 3152, provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 12734 GLADSTONE, MO Gladstone, Mo. Remarks in House Brock. Raymond R.. Jr.: Clay County, MO. Commission Alexander Doniphan Community Service Award recipient. 12850 Gladstone, Mo National Civic League: All-America City Award recipient. 12853 Gladstone, Mo GNAGEY, JOHN Letters National Bombing Prevention Act, 12769 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Government Accountability Office Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12747 Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS Administrative law and procedure Government and business Bills and resolutions Aviation: prohibit conducting auctions, implementing congestion pricing, limiting airport operations, or charging certain use fees at airports (see S. 3150). 12727 12844 Transportation regulation FCC: prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany (see S. 3154, 3156), 12727 Telecommunication regulation FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (see S. 3151), 12727 FEC: extend authority to impose civil money penalties on the basis of an established and published schedule of penalties (see H.R. 6296), 12844 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (see S. 3153), 12727 Financial regulation Telecommunication regulation Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution (see S. 3198), 12844 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Energy regulation Telecommunication regulation Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905), 12747 Telecommunication regulation Firearms: gun control, 12865 Native Americans: technical corrections to certain laws (H.R. 5680). 12750 12751 Power resources: protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252), 12842 Energy regulation Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution, 12815 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131). 12693 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183). 12711 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Employment: impact of certain pending legislation on U.S. labor and employment laws, 12706-12707 FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (S. 3151), 12734 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (S. 3153), 12694 Financial regulation Telecommunication regulation Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773). 12682 12705 Government contracts and procurement Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate, 12699 Environmental regulation Texts of H.R. 5680. Native American laws' technical corrections. 12750 GOVERNMENT--U.S. Government Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Dept. of Defense: expand whistleblower protections to contract employees who report abuses to their superiors (see H.R. 6303). 12844 Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner, 12730 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand whistleblower protections to contract employees who report abuses to their superiors (H.R. 6303), 12863 Dept. of Homeland Security: require States and Federal agencies, departments, and courts to provide certain statistics to the FBI and require the FBI to publish such statistics (H.R. 6192), 12807 Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 48, 49, 50, 12745 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Public debt: debt held by foreigners. 12827 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12811 Remarks in Senate Contracts: promote accountability and prevent fraud in Federal contracting relative to reconstruction efforts in Iraq, 12697 Ecology and environment: national objectives priority assignments, 12699 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemenlal Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 GRAY, GLENDA Remarks in House Tribute, 12861 GREENLAND POINT CENTER, INC. Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12723 GUSTAFSON, DAVID Reports filed Nomination To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 HAGAN, ELOISE Proclamations Tribute: Representative Space, 12849 HALLIBURTON CO. Remarks in Senate Contracts: promote accountability and prevent fraud in Federal contracting relative to reconstruction efforts in Iraq, 12697 HAM LAKE, MN Ham Lake, Minn. Remarks in House Nelson. Monica: tribute for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12861 HAMEL, MICHAEL Remarks in House Tribute. 12860 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Hazardous substances Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631). 12774-12778 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1). conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Texts of H.R. 2631. Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act. 12774 HEALTH Medical economics Medical regulation Medicine Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12747 12750 Dept. of HHS: expand and intensify research programs concerning elder falls (H.R. 3701). 12860 Saratoga Springs, NY: tribute to community blood drive. 12860 Blood Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 12811 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288), 12863 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12700 12701 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicaid Medicare Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Preventive medicine Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unani-mous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicaid Medicare Physicians Preventive medicine Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464). 12679 Medicare Vaccination and vaccines National objectives: policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 12702 12703 Health insurance Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate. 12699 Public health Texts of S. 3312. Public Health Emergency Response Act. 12679-12866 Emergency medical services Public health HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Medical personnel Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unani-mous-consent requeSt. 12682 Navy Nurse Corps.: anniversary, 12722 HERBERT, BOB Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 HEROISM Awards, medals and prizes Military awards, decorations, and medals Bills and resolutions Brown, Monica L.: tribute (see S. Con. Res. 91), 12727 Eulogies Bacon, Walter J. (Bud): by Joseph E. Sutter, 12854 Remarks in Senate Brown. Monica L.: tribute (S. Con. Res. 91). 12743 Texts of S. Con. Res. 91, tribute to Monica L. Brown, 12742 12743 HISTORY History Amendments Veterans: mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (H.R. 634), 12795 Remarks in House Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219). 12813 Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (H. Res. 1237), 12814 Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Nelson, Monica: tribute for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12861 Veterans: mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (H.R. 634). Senate amendment. 12795-12797 Texts of H. Res. 1127. condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 HOMELAND SECURITY ACT Remarks in House Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight (H.R. 4179), 12751-12756 12858 Texts of H.R. 4179. Fair. Accurate. Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 HONOR FLIGHT, INC. Remarks in House Kansas: tribute to veterans flown in Washington, DC, 12855 HOTELS, MOTELS, ETC. Hotels and motels Remarks in House Excelsior Springs, MO: anniversary of Elms Resort and Spa, 12847 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 12745 Prayers Coughlin. Daniel P., 12745 Remarks in House Parliamentary inquiry. 12804 Votes, position on missed: Akin, 12849 Votes, position on missed: Frelinghuysen, 12865 Votes, position on missed: Green, Gene, 12851 Votes, position on missed: Jackson Lee, 12806 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 12852 Votes, position on missed: Kind. 12856 Votes, position on missed: Napolitano. 12848 12850 12851 Votes, position on missed: Pickering. 12805 Tributes Langston, John M., 12851 HOUSING Housing Housing regulation Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont. 12718 Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12747 Economy: national objectives priority assignments. 12745 Financial institutions: handling of foreclosure crisis, 12814 Mortgages National Homeownership Month: observance (H. Res. 1271), 12856 Home ownership National Prevent Home Improvement Fraud Month: observance, 12851 U.S. Housing Act: repeal certain provisions relative to public housing disaster funds (H.R. 6276).. 12792-12795 Low-income housing Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12718 Texts of H.R. 6276, Public Housing Disaster Relief Act, 12792 Low-income housing HUMAN RIGHTS Human rights Remarks in House Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230). 12778 12781 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 HURRICANES Hurricanes Remarks in Senate FEMA: reform. 12698 IDAHO Idaho E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 12719 ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIME REPORTING ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6192). 12807 IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 9/11 COMMISSION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R.1): conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150). 12762-12767 12858 Texts of H. Res. 1150. Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines. 12763 IMPLEMENTING THE 9/11 RECOMMENDATIONS COMMISSION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R.1): conference report. 12763 12767 12858 IMPROVING AMERICA'S SECURITY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R.1): conference report. 12763 12767 12858 INCOME Business income Dvidends and interest income Household income Personal and family income Wages and salaries Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 Income Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use properly and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289). 12844 Income Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12829 Income Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 12827 Income Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (H.R. 1338), 12862 Income Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12747 12749 Income Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001. 12703 Income Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12700 12701 12718 Income Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, Slate and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 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, 12679 12683 12691-12692 12696 Income Taxation: rates. 12703 12704 Income INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Federal independent agencies Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner, 12730 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: require States and Federal agencies, departments, and courts to provide certain statistics to the FBI and require the FBI to publish such statistics (H.R. 6192). 12807 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 INFLATION Inflation Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 INSURANCE Insurance Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12750 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288), 12863 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12700 12701 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 12702 12703 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464). 12679 INTELLIGENCE SERVICES Intelligence services Remarks in House National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1). conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Remarks in Senate Civil liberties: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW. 12698 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773), 12682 12705 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Internal Revenue Service Reports filed Nomination of Edwin Eck to the IRS Oversight Board: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 INTERNATIONAL LAW International law Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS International relations Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean, Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns, 12848 Press releases U.S. Rep. Clarke's Caribbean Crime Resolution Passes House of Representatives: Representative Clarke. 12848 Remarks in House "Crime. Violence, and Development--Trends. Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean": recognize contribution of U.N. and World Bank Group report to understanding crime and violence levels in the Caribbean region (H. Res. 865). 12848 International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350), 12787-12792 12810 12814 Zimbabwe: commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members (H. Res. 1270), 12781-12784 Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230), 12778-12781 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers. 12715 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW. 12698 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally, 12698 Seeds of Peace (organization): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350. end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts. 12787 H. Res. 1230. condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe. 12778 H. Res. 1270. commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members. 12781 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Foreign trade Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers, 12715 INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION International Whaling Commission Remarks in House Whales: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350), 12787-12792 12810 12814 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350, end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts, 12787 INVESTMENTS Investments Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289), 12844 Remarks in House Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288), 12863 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131), 12693 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183), 12711 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. Stale and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Taxation: rates, 12704 IOWA Iowa Bills and resolutions Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations (see S. Res. 599). 12844 Remarks in House Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations. 12830 Disasters: impact of severe storms and flooding. 12829-12831 Disasters: moment of silence for victims of floods. 12802 IRAQ, REPUBLIC OF Iraq Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281). 12844 Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration. 12747 Foreign policy: call for redeployment of troops and a shift in political and diplomatic strategy for stabilizing Iraq, 12810 Remarks in Senate Contracts: promote accountability and prevent fraud in Federal contracting relative to reconstruction efforts in Iraq. 12697 Foreign policy: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12707 International relations: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally. 12698 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 ISRAEL, STATE OF Israel Remarks in House Independence: anniversary, 12808 JEWS Jews Remarks in House Israel: independence anniversary. 12808 Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Texts of H. Res. 1127, condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY Remarks in House Observance (H. Res. 1237), 12814 JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT Bills and resolutions Reauthorize and improve (see S. 3155), 12727 Remarks in Senate Reauthorize and improve (S. 3155), 12735-12742 Texts of S. 3155, reauthorize and improve, 12736-12741 KANSAS Kansas Remarks in House Honor Flight, Inc.: tribute to Kansas veterans flown to Washington. DC. 12855 KANSAS CITY, MO Kansas City, Mo. Remarks in House Army: Fourth Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol, and Company K 75th Infantry anniversary reunion, 12849 KEEPING SENIORS SAFE FROM FALLS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 3701), 12860 KEISER, LARRY S. Remarks in House Tribute, 12857 KENTUCKY Kentucky Remarks in House American Printing House for the Blind. Inc.: anniversary. 12809 KING, TREVOR Remarks in House Tribute, 12861 KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL Remarks in House St. Louis, MO: anniversary of Kiwanis Club of St. Louis. 12850 KNOX COUNTY, OH Knox County, Ohio Proclamations Tribute to Eloise Hagan: Representative Space, 12849 LABOR UNIONS Labor unions Remarks in Senate Employment: impact of certain pending legislation on U.S, LAbor and employment laws, 12706-12707 LAND USE Land use Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289), 12844 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), 12812 12837-12842 Native Americans: technical corrections to certain laws (H.R. 5680). 12750 12751 Remarks in Senate Power resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing, 12716-12718 Texts of H.R. 5680, Native American laws' technical corrections. 12750 LAURITZEN, BRIAN W. Remarks in House Tribute. 12856 LAW ENFORCEMENT Law enforcement Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean, Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns, 12848 Bills and resolutions Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: reauthorize and improve (see S. 3155), 12727 Press releases U.S. Rep. Clarke's Caribbean Crime Resolution Passes House of Representatives: Representative Clarke, 12848 Remarks in House Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight (H.R. 4179), 12751-12756 12858 Coast Guard: tribute to efforts relative to the seizure of cocaine at sea. 12815 Crime: "Crime. Violence, and Development--Trends. Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean": recognize contribution of U.N. and World Bank Group report to understanding crime and violence levels in the Caribbean region (H. Res. 865). 12848 Dept. of Homeland Security: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1684). 12763 Dept. of Justice: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program funding. 12807 Dept. of Justice: establish the Petroleum Industry Antitrust Task Force (S. 3081). 12842 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). 12832 Remarks in Senate Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773). 12682 12705 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: reauthorize and improve (S. 3155), 12735-12742 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed, 12679 12691-12692 Texts of H.R. 4179, Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 S. 3155, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act reauthorization and improvement, 12736-12741 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Police Remarks in House Dept. of Justice: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program funding, 12807 LEES, HERMINE Articles and editorials St. Marcellinus Church--A History, 12852 LEWIS AND CLARK MOUNT HOOD WILDERNESS ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 647). 12693 LITTLE SIOUX, IA Little Sioux, Iowa Bills and resolutions Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations (see S. Res. 599), 12844 Remarks in House Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tomado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations, 12830 LOCAL GOVERNMENT Local government Bills and resolutions Dept. of Education: establish discretionary school construction grant program for local educational agencies affected by base closures and realignments (see H.R. 6293). 12844 Education: require local educational agencies to provide information to parents on the professional qualifications of specialized instructional support personnel (see H.R. 6292), 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Remarks in House National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roc v. Wade decision. 12811 Remarks in Senate Artesian. SD: anniversary. 12723 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). unanimous-consent request. 12682 LOUISIANA Louisiana Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642). consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281). 12844 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719). 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 LOUISVILLE, KY Louisville, Ky. Remarks in House American Printing House for the Blind, INc.: anniversary. 12809 LOWER ROGUE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3149), 12727 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3149), 12732 Texts of S. 3149, provisions, 12732-12733 MAINE Maine Remarks in Senate Greenland Point Center, Inc.: tribute, 12723 MARINE MAMMALS Marine mammals Remarks in House International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350), 12787-12792 12810 12814 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350, end commercial, coastal, and com-munity-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts, 12787 MARINE RESOURCES Marine resources Remarks in House International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350). 12787-12792 12810 12814 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350. end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts. 12787 MARTIN, JUDY Remarks in House Cleveland, OH. Joint Elks Beauty and Talent Committee: Beauty and Talent Pageant honoree. 12849 MASSEY, HARMON O., JR. Remarks in House Tribute, 12862 MATHEMATICS Mathematics Remarks in Senate Vermont: tribute to Vermont All Stars for participation in American Mathematics League regional competition. 12723 MAYER, DAN Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12723 MEDICARE IMPROVEMENT ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 2464), 12679 MEDICARE IMPROVEMENTS FOR PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS ACT Remarks in Senate unanimous-consent request. 12682 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Congress Remarks in House Votes, position on missed: Akin. 12849 Votes, position on missed: Frelinghuysen, 12865 Votes, position on missed: Green, Gene, 12851 Votes, position on missed: Jackson Lee, 12806 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 12852 Votes, position on missed: Kind, 12856 Votes, position on missed: Napolitano, 12848 12850 12851 Votes, position on missed: Pickering, 12805 Remarks in Senate Senate: impact of partisanship. 12679 12683 Tributes Langston, John M.. 12851 MENTAL HEALTH Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 MEYER, DAN Remarks in House Cable in the Classroom (organization): Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award recipient. 12858 MICHEL, HARRIET R. Articles and editorials NMSDC President To Retire in 12853 Remarks in House Tribute, 12853 MIDDLE EAST Middle East Bills and resolutions Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 Remarks in House Iraq: call for redeployment of troops and a shift in political and diplomatic strategy for stabilizing Iraq, 12810 Israel: independence anniversary, 12808 News media: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127). 12784-12787 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12808 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298). 12855 Remarks in Senate Contracts: promote accountability and prevent fraud in Federal contracting relative to reconstruction efforts in Iraq. 12697 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12707 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally. 12698 Seeds of Peace (organization): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 Texts of H. Res. 1127, condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media, 12784 MINING AND MINERAL RESOURCES Mineral resources Mines and mining Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108). 12844 Remarks in House BLM: potential use of oil shale, 12758 Remarks in Senate Power resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing. 12716-12718 MINORITIES Minority groups Remarks in House Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (H.R. 1338). 12862 MISSOURI Missouri Remarks in House Excelsior Springs, MO: anniversary of Elms Resort and Spa, 12847 Gladstone, MO: National Civic League All-America City Award recipient, 12853 St. Louis, MO: anniversary of Kiwanis Club of St. Louis. 12850 MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS Monuments and memorials National monuments Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Sccnic River System (see S. 3148). 12727 12844 Remarks in Senate Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148). 12730 Texts of S. 3148, Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act, 12731 MORRISON, RICHARD T. Reports filed Nomination To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 MORRISTOWN, NJ Morristown, NJ Remarks in House Mount Kemble Home, inc.: anniversary, 12862 MOTOR VEHICLES Motor transportation E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor, Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc., 12689 Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner, 12730 Remarks in House Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Power resources: protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252). 12842 Remarks in Senate EPA: accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission reduction supplemental environmental projects (S. 2146), House amendment, 12684-12687 Electric power: promote plug-in electric motor vehicles, 12687 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 12691 12719 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 MOUNT HERMON, CA Mount Hermon, Calif. Remarks in House Meyer, Dan: Cable in the Classroom (organization) Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award recipient, 12858 MOUNT KEMBLE HOME, INC. Remarks in House Anniversary, 12862 MOUNT OLIVE COLLEGE Remarks in Senate Sports: tribute to baseball team, 12721 MOUNT OLIVE, NC Mount Olive, N.C. Remarks in Senate Mount Olive College: tribute to baseball team, 12721 MOUNTAINS Mountains Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 MUSIC AND DANCE Dance Music Remarks in House "In the Heights" (musical): American Theatre Wing (organization) Tony Award recipient. 12850 NARCISSE, JASMINE Privilege of the floor Senate, 12743 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES National Academy of Sciences Bills and resolutions Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152), 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Remarks in Senate Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (S. 3152). 12734 Texts of S. 3152. provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama. 12734 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION National Aeronautics and Space Administration Amendments Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063), 12800 12801 Motions Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063), 12803 Remarks in House Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063), 12800-12806 Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063). corrections in engrossment. 12806 Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063). motion to recommit. 12803-12805 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels. 12804 NASA Goddard High School Internship Program: funding, 12802 Tribute, 12857 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION National Basketball Association Remarks in House Boston Celtics (basketball team): tribute. 12836 NATIONAL BOMBING PREVENTION ACT Letters Provisions: John Gnagey, National Tactical Officers Association. 12769 Provisions: Representative Bennie Ci. Thompson. Committee on Homeland Security (House). 12769 Provisions: Representative Gordon. Committee on Science and Technology (House). 12769 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 4749). 12767-12771 12858 Texts of H.R. 4749. provisions. 12767-12768 NATIONAL BROADCASTING CO. (NBC) Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway. Orchard Park. NY: designate (see S. 3145) 12727 NATIONAL CIVIC LEAGUE Remarks in House Gladstone. MO: National Civic League All-America City Award recipient. 12853 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Remarks in Senate Mount Olive College: tribute to baseball team, 12721 NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE U.S. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the U.S. Remarks in House Recommendations: implement (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 NATIONAL EMBLEMS National signs and symbols Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12810 12814 NATIONAL FORESTS National forests Bills and resolutions Arizona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast Arizona (see S. 3157). 12727 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Remarks in House Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290), 12861 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 NATIONAL GUARD National Guard Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12829 Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001 12703 NATIONAL HISTORY DAY (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Nelson. Monica: tribute for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12861 NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH Remarks in House Observance (H. Res. 1271). 12856 NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD National Labor Relations Board Remarks in Senate Employment: impact of certain pending legislation on U.S. labor and employment laws. 12706-12707 NATIONAL OBJECTIVES National goals Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration. 12747 12750 Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies. 12827 Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 12745 Financial institutions: handling of foreclosure crisis, 12814 Petroleum: increase refining capacity, 12826 Power resources: national energy policy. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). 12832 Remarks in Senate Democratic Party: national agenda, 12696-12703 Ecology and environment: national objectives priority assignments, 12699 Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12718 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 12702 12703 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12707 Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). motion to proceed. 12679 12691-12692 Republican Party: national agenda, 12703-12706 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), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE National Park Service Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Remarks in House Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290). 12861 Remarks in Senate Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148). 12730 Texts of S. 3148. Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act. 12731 NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL National Research Council Bills and resolutions Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152). 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and FlintRivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Remarks in Senate Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLoridu. und Alabama (S. 3152). 12734 Texts of S. 3152. provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama. 12734 NATIONAL SECURITY National defense Security Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Defense budgets and appropriations E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 12719 12720 Letters National Bombing Prevention Act: John Gnagey, National Tactical Officers Association, 12769 National Bombing Prevention Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12769 National Bombing Prevention Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12769 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush, 12724 12815 Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001. 12829 Armed services Military education and training Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a night (H.R. 4179). 12751-12756 12858 Military aviation Aviation: prohibit advanced notice to certain individuals, INcluding security screeners. of covert testing of security screening procedures (H.R. 5909). 12759-12762 12858 Aviation security Military aviation Dept. of Homeland Security: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1684), 12763 Defense budgets and appropriations Dept. of Homeland Security: conduct a study on how airports can transition to uniform, standards-based, and interoperable bio-metric identifier systems for airport workers with access to secure areas (H.R. 5982), 12756-12759 12858 Dept. of Homeland Security: enter into an agreement with the Air Force to use Civil Air Patrol personnel and resources to support homeland security missions (H.R. 1333), 12771-12774 12858 Air Force Military personnel Dept. of Homeland Security: establish the Office for Bombing Prevention to address terrorist explosive threats (H.R. 4749), 12767-12771 12858 Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12808 Energy security Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12703 Armed services Military education and training Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Army Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12707 Military forces assessments Power resources: national energy policy, 12687 Energy security Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 12844 Texts of H. Res. 1150, Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines, 12763 H.R. 1333, Civil Air Patrol Homeland Security Support Act, 12771 H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 H.R. 4179, Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 H.R. 4749, National Bombing Prevention Act, 12767-12768 H.R. 5909, Catching Operational Vulnerabilities by Ensuring Random Testing (COVERT) Act, 12759 H.R. 5982, Biometric Enhancement for Airport-Risk Reduction Act, 12756 NATIONAL TACTICAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION Letters National Bombing Prevention Act. 12769 NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES Wildlife refuges Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration. 12748 12749 12754 12808 12812 12813 12816-12818 12821 12823-12829 12832 12837 Remarks in Senate Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration. 12694 12695 12718 NATIVE AMERICANS Native Americans Remarks in House Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: restrict off-reservation gaming, 12679-12866 Indian reservations Laws: technical corrections (H.R. 5680), 12750 12751 Texts of H.R. 5680, Native American laws' technical corrections, 12750 NATURAL GAS Natural gas and gas industry Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302), 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108), 12844 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147), 12727 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 12719 12720 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi, 12828 Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12679-12866 12748 12749 12754 12808 12812 12813 12816-12818 12821 12823-12829 12832 12837 Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not occurring and use fees for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects (H.R. 6256), 12812 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), 12812 12837-12842 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions. 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Power resources: national energy policy. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Remarks in Senate Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12694 12695 12718 Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131), 12693 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed. 12679 12691 12692 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147), 12728 12729 NATURAL RESOURCES Natural resources Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development. and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108), 12844 Water: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970), 12844 Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 Petroleum: expedite construction of new refinery capacity on closed military installations, 12817 Petroleum: increase refining capacity, 12826 Remarks in Senate Ecology and environment: national objectives priority assignments. 12699 Power resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing. 12716-12718 NEGRON, MIGUEL AND NELLY Remarks in House Tribute. 12853 NELSON, MONICA Remarks in House National History Day (organization): tribute for participation in competition. 12861 NEW JERSEY New Jersey Remarks in House Mount Kemble Home, INc.: anniversary. 12862 NEW MEXICO New Mexico Bills and resolutions Dona Ana County. NM: establish special preservation areas and rangeland preservation areas (see H.R. 6300), 12844 NEW YORK (NY) CARIB NEWS Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean, Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns, 12848 NEW YORK (NY) TIMES Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 NEW YORK (STATE) New York State Remarks in House Saratoga Springs, NY: tribute to community blood drive, 12860 NEW YORK, NY New York City Articles and editorials NMSDC President To Retire in 12853 NEWCOMERSTOWN, OH Newcomerstown, Ohio Proclamations Isleta United Methodist Church. Newcomerstown. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12847 NEWS MEDIA Mass media Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway. Orchard Park. NY: designate (see S. 3145), 12727 Remarks in House Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Texts of H. Res. 1127, condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media, 12784 NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT Remarks in Senate Education: funding, 12703 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Nonprofit organizations Remarks in Senate Greenland Point Center, INc.: tribute. 12723 NORRISTOWN, PA Norristown, Pa. Remarks in House Macedonia Baptist Church: anniversary, 12847 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP. Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12746 12747 12750 12859 Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear power Bills and resolutions Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Power resources: national energy policy. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298), 12855 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Texts of H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act. 12774 NUCLEAR FORENSICS AND ATTRIBUTION ACT Letters Provisions: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Provisions: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Provisions: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Texts of H.R. 2631, provisions, 12774 NUCLEAR WEAPONS Nuclear weapons Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush, 12724 12815 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Texts of H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 OCEANS Marine resources Oceanography Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146). 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302). 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108). 12844 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147). 12727 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi. 12828 Remarks in House Coast Guard: tribute to efforts relative to the seizure of cocaine at sea, 12815 International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350). 12787-12792 12810 12814 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Remarks in Senate Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147), 12728 12729 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350, end commercial, coastal, and com-munity-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts, 12787 OFFICE OF THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Remarks in House U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Remarks in Senate U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830), 12705 Reports filed Waive Certain Trade Act Provisions Relative to Appointment of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.J. Res. 38), 12727 OHIO Ohio Proclamations Isleta United Methodist Church. Newcomerstown. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12847 Smyrna United Methodist Church. Freeport. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12850 Tribute to Eloise Hagan: Representative Space. 12849 Remarks in House Martin, Judy: Cleveland, OH, Joint Elks Beauty and Talent Committee Beauty and Talent Pageant hon-oree, 12849 OIL SPECULATION CONTROL ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3131). 12693 ORANGE COUNTY, CA Orange County, Calif. Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 ORCHARD PARK, NY Orchard Park, NY State Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway: designate (see S. 3145), 12727 OREGON Oregon Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundaiy and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Public lands: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3149), 12727 Remarks in House Public lands: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290). 12861 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647). 12693 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148). 12730 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S.3149). 12732 Texts of S. 3148. Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act, 12731 S. 3149. Lower Rogue Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. 12732-12733 OREGON CAVES NATIONAL MONUMENT BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3148), 12727 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3148), 12730 Texts of S. 3148, provisions, 12731 ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 12691 OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF Continental shelf Bills and resolutions Local government: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146). 12727 Mining and mineral resources: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108). 12844 Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302), 12844 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147). 12727 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi. 12828 Remarks in House Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Remarks in Senate Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Power resources: national energy policy, 12687 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147), 12728 12729 PARIS, ELIZABETH CREWSON Reports filed Nomination To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 PATRIOTISM Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12810 12814 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219), 12813 PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 1338), 12862 PEACE International military forces Peace Movements Remarks in House Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230), 12778-12781 Remarks in Senate Seeds of Peace (organization): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 PEACE CORPS. Peace Corps Remarks in House Shalala, Donna: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 12853 PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania Remarks in House Downingtown, PA: anniversary of Minquas Fire Co. No. 2. 12850 Norristown, PA: anniversary of Macedonia Baptist Church, 12847 PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Transmittals Atlanta. GA. City Council: Federal transportation programs funding and local officials participation in reauthorization debate. 12846 Columbus County, NC, Board of Commissioners: Dept. of Agriculture Resource Conservation and Development Program funding, 12846 Louisiana: Corps. of Engineers use of harbor maintenance taxes for dredging navigation channels and use of dredged material to protect, restore, and conserve the wetlands. 12845 Louisiana: prohibit importation of foreign nuclear waste. 12845 Lyon County. NV. Board of Commissioners: wilderness designations in Lyon County, NV. 12846 Mississippi Board of Education: Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. 12846 Mississippi: Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. 12845 New Orleans, LA, City Council: domestic spending for the recovery of New Orleans, LA, 12846 Northern Mariana Islands: Guam resolution on Northern Mariana Islands covenant modifications relative to immigration, 12845 Ohio: renew exemption for the Delta Queen (steamboat) from the Safety of Life at Sea Act, 12845 Oklahoma: regulation of all-terrain vehichles on forest lands, 12845 Rhode Island: weight limits of commercial motor vehicles, 12845 Rockland County, NY, Legislature: FAA redesign plan for New York Metropolitan Area funding, 12846 Rockland County, NY, Legislature: Local Preparedness Acquisition Act, 12846 PETROLEUM Petroleum and petroleum industry Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302), 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108), 12844 E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom. 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson. 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough. 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart. Franklin County, TN. Board of Education. 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor. Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, INc.. 12689 Promote energy independence and securily: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner. 12730 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi, 12828 Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12748 12749 12754 12808 12812 12813 12816-12818 12821 12823-12829 12832-12836 12837 BLM: potential use of oil shale, 12758 Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12750 Dept. of Energy: expedite construction of new refinery capacity on closed military installations, 12817 Dept. of Justice: establish the Petroleum Industry Antitrust Task Force (S. 3081), 12842 Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not occurring and use fees for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects (H.R. 6256), 12812 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), 12812 12837-12842 Economy: gasoline price levels. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Foreign trade: dependence on foreign sources. 12808 National objectives: increase refining capacity. 12826 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Power resources: national energy policy, 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Power resources: protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252), 12842 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Taxation: impose windfall profit tax on oil companies, 12832 Taxation: provide credit for cellulosic biofuel production. 12840 Remarks in Senate Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration. 12694 12695 12718 Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131), 12693 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183), 12711 Economy: gasoline price levels, 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12700 12701 Economy: impact of increasing oil prices, 12691 12719 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Power resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing, 12716-12718 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed, 12679 12691-12692 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 PHARMACEUTICALS Pharmaceutical industry Bills and resolutions FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (see S. 3151), 12727 Remarks in Senate FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (S. 3151), 12734 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464), 12679 POLITICAL ETHICS Political ethics Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12747 12750 Remarks in Senate Senate: legislative process. 12679 POLITICAL PARTIES Political parties Remarks in Senate Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12705 Senate: impact of partisanship, 12679 12683 Senate: legislative process, 12679 POMERLEAU, CLAUDE Prayers Senate, 12679 Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12679 POSTAL SERVICE Postal service Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12814 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 12813 POVERTY Poverty Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures. 12702 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 POWER RESOURCES Energy resources Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont. 12718 Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302), 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108), 12844 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147), 12727 E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor, Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc., 12689 Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 12719 12720 Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner, 12730 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi. 12828 Remarks in House Agriculture: impact of ethanol production on food prices. 12679-12866 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12748 12749 12754 12808 12812 12813 12816-12818 12821 12823-12829 12832 12837 BLM: potential use of oil shale. 12758 Bush, President: evaluation of administration. 12750 Consumers: protect from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252), 12842 Dept. of Justice: establish the Petroleum Industry Antitrust Task Force (S. 3081), 12842 Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not occurring and use fees for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects (H.R. 6256), 12812 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), 12812 12837-12842 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels. 12804 National objectives: energy policy, 12745 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12829 12831-12842 National objectives: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12808 Petroleum: expedite construction of new refinery capacity on closed military installations, 12817 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Petroleum: increase refining capacity. 12826 Taxation: impose windfall profit tax on oil companies, 12832 Taxation: provide credit for cellulosic biofuel production, 12840 Remarks in Senate Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12694 12695 12718 Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131). 12693 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183). 12711 Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12700 12701 12718 Mining and mineral resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing, 12716-12718 Motor vehicles: promote plug-in electric motor vehicles, 12687 National objectives: energy policy, 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 National objectives: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed, 12679 12691-12692 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 12691 12719 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 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), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), motion to proceed, 12679 12683 12691-12692 12696 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147). 12728. 12729 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 PRESERVING ACCESS TO MEDICARE ACT Remarks in Senate unanimous-consent request. 12682 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (GEORGE W. BUSH) Bush, George W. (2001-2009) Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia, 12724 12815 Veto of H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act, 12712 12797 Remarks in House Administration: evaluation, 12747 12750 Economy: evaluation of policies. 12827 Shalala. Donna: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. 12853 PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Leahy, Senator, 12679 PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS Presidential appointments Civilian ITC: nominations. 12744 Remarks in Senate Courts: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12705 Reports filed Nomination of David Gustafson To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Edwin Eck to the IRS Oversight Board: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Elizabeth Crewson Paris To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Eric M. Thorson To Be Dept. of the Treasury Inspector General: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 Nomination of Richard T. Morrison To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Waive Certain Trade Act Provisions Relative to Appointment of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.I. Res. 38), 12727 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), 12814 PRISONERS OF WAR Prisoners of war Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW. 12698 PUBLIC BUILDINGS Public buildings Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12814 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building. Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150). 12813 PUBLIC DEBT Public debt Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 12827 Foreign policy: debt held by foreigners, 298, 12827 PUBLIC HOUSING DISASTER RELIEF ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6276). 12792-12795 Texts of H.R. 6276. provisions. 12792 PUBLIC LANDS Public lands Bills and resolutions Arizona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast Arizona (see S. 3157). 12727 Dona Ana County, NM: establish special preservation areas and rangeland preservation areas (see H.R. 6300), 12844 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Remarks in House BLM: potential use of oil shale, 12758 Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not occurring and use fees for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects (H.R. 6256), 12812 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), 12812 12837-12842 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290), 12861 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148), 12730 Texts of S. 3148, Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act. 12731 PUBLIC UTILITIES Public utilities Bills and resolutions Water: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970), 12844 Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS Public welfare programs Remarks in House Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12747 12749 Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 PUBLIC WORKS Public works Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 RADIO Radio Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905), 12747 RAILROADS Railroads Remarks in House National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Texts of H. Res. 1150. Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines. 12763 RANCHO MIRAGE, CA Rancho Mirage, Calif. Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 6085). 12814 REAL ESTATE Land ownership and rights Real estate business Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289), 12844 Remarks in House Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 12745 Financial institutions: handling of foreclosure crisis, 12814 National Homeownership Month: observance (H. Res. 1271), 12856 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12700 REHABILITATION ACT Remarks in Senate Discrimination: clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the compensation decision or other practice (S. 1843), 12696 RELIGION Religions Articles and editorials St. Marcellinus Church--A History, 12852 Proclamations Isleta United Methodist Church. Newcomerstown. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12847 Smyrna United Methodist Church. Freeport. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12850 Remarks in House Commerce, CA: anniversary of St. Marcellinus Catholic Church. 12852 Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Mount Kemble Home, Inc.: anniversary, 12862 Norristown, PA: anniversary of Macedonia Baptist Church, 12847 Texts of H. Res. 1127, condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND JOB CREATION ACT Remarks in Senate motion to proceed, 12679 12683 12691-12692 12696 RENWICK, ED Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12724 REPUBLICAN PARTY Republican Party Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi. 12828 Remarks in Senate Domestic policy: national agenda, 12703-12706 Senate: impact of partisanship, 12679 12683 Senate: legislative process, 12679 Taxation: rates, 12704 RESEARCH Research Bills and resolutions FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (see S. 3151), 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152), 12727 Environmental research Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Environmental research Water: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970). 12844 Environmental research Remarks in House Dept. of HHS: expand and intensify research programs concerning elder falls (H.R. 3701), 12860 Remarks in Senate FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (S. 3151). 12734 Power resources: national energy policy, 12687 Energy research Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (S. 3152), 12734 Environmental research 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), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Educational research Energy research Texts of S. 3152. provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama. 12734 Environmental research RESOLUTION COPPER CO. Bills and resolutions Arizona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast Arizona (see S. 3157), 12727 RESPONSIBLE ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE THAT IS OVERSEEN, REVIEWED, AND EFFECTIVE (RESTORE) ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (H.R. 3773), 12682 12705 RESPONSIBLE FEDERAL OIL AND GAS LEASE ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6251), 12812 12837-12842 RIVERA COLLAZO, RAFAEL A. Remarks in House Tribute, 12858 RIVERS Rivers and waterways Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3149), 12727 Water: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152), 12727 Water: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647). 12693 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and crecks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148) 12730 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3149) 12732 Water: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (S. 3152). 12734 Texts of S. 3148, Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act, 12731 S. 3149, Lower Rogue Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 12732-12733 S. 3152, provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 12734 ROADS AND HIGHWAYS Highways Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway, Orchard Park, NY: designate (see S. 3145), 12727 RURAL AREAS Rural conditions Messages Veto of H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act: President Bush, 12712 12797 Remarks in House Agriculture: continue certain programs (H.R. 6124), veto, 12797-12800 Remarks in Senate Agriculture: continue certain programs (H.R. 6124). veto--unanimous-consent agreement. 12712 Agriculture: continue certain programs (H.R. 6124). veto. 12712-12714 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118). unani-mous-consent request. 12682 RUSSERT, TIMOTHY J., JR. Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway. Orchard Park, NY: designate (see S. 3145). 12727 RUSSIA Russia Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush. 12724 12815 SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT Remarks in Senate Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate, 12699 SAFETY Accidents and accident prevention Bills and resolutions Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: reauthoriZe and improve (see S. 3155), 12727 Remarks in House Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight (H.R. 4179), 12751-12756 12858 Aviation accidents and safety Dept. of HHS: expand and intensify research programs concerning elder falls (H.R. 3701), 12860 Dept. of Homeland Security: conduct a study on how airports can transition to uniform, standards-based, and interoperable biometric identifier systems for airport workers with access to secure areas (H.R. 5982), 12756-12759 12858 Aviation accidents and safety Aviation security Working conditions Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Railroad accidents and safety Transportation accidents and safety Remarks in Senate Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: reauthoriZe and improve (S. 3155), 12735-12742 Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate, 12699 Texts of H. Res. 1150, Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines, 12763 Railroad accidents and safety Transportation accidents and safety H.R. 4179, Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 H.R. 5982, Biometric Enhancement for Airport-Risk Reduction Act, 12756 Aviation accidents and safety S. 3155, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act reauthoriZation and improvement, 12736-12741 SAFETY OF SENIORS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 3701), 12860 SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Remarks in House Community service: tribute to community blood drive. 12860 SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OE Saudi Arabia Bills and resolutions Nuclear energy: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 Remarks in House Nuclear energy: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298), 12855 SCHOOLS Correspondence schools and courses Private schools Public schools Bills and resolutions Dept. of Education: establish discretionary school construction grant program for local educational agencies affected by base closures and realignments (see H.R. 6293), 12844 Education: require local educational agencies to provide information to parents on the professional qualifications of specialiZed instructional support personnel (see H.R. 6292), 12844 E-mails Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 Remarks in House Meyer, Dan: Cable in the Classroom (organiZation) Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award recipient, 12858 Nelson, Monica: tribute for participation in National History Day (organiZation) Competition, 12861 Remarks in Senate Education: funding, 12703 Vermont: tribute to Vermont All Stars for participation in American Mathematics League regional competition, 12723 SCIENCE Science and technology Amendments NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12800 12801 Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Motions NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12803 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631). 12774-12778 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels. 12804 International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350), 12787-12792 12810 12814 NASA: NASA Goddard High School Internship Program funding. 12802 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12800-12806 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). corrections in engrossment. 12806 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). motion to recommit. 12803-12805 NASA: tribute, 12857 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350. end commercial, coastal, and com-munity-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts. 12787 H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 SECURITIES Securities Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131), 12693 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183), 12711 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). unani-mous-consent request. 12682 SEEDS OF PEACE (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in Senate Anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 SENATE Senate Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Leahy, Senator, 12679 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 12679 Prayers by visitors Pomerleau. Claude. 12679 Privilege of the floor Bowman, Amanda, 12743 Narcisse. Jasmine. 12743 Remarks in Senate Legislative process. 12679 Legislative program. 12679 12714 12715 12744 Partisanship: impact. 12679 12683 Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12705 Schedules Committee meetings, 12865 SENIOR CITIZENS Aged and aging E-mails Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor. Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, INc.. 12689 Remarks in House Dept. of HHS: expand and intensify research programs concerning elder falls (H.R. 3701), 12860 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288). 12863 Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures. 12702 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101), unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464), 12679 Taxation: rates, 12704 SHALALA, DONNA Remarks in House Presidential Medal of Freedom: recipient. 12853 SHIPPING INDUSTRY Freight Remarks in House National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 12691 12719 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 SHIPS AND VESSELS Ships and shipbuilding Bills and resolutions Crime: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution (see S. 3198). 12844 Remarks in House Coast Guard: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 2830), 12815 Coast Guard: tribute to efforts relative to the seiZure of cocaine at sea, 12815 Crime: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution, 12815 SIMMONS, ULYSSES Remarks in House Firearms: gun control, 12865 SMALL BUSINESS Small business Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289), 12844 Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures. 12702 Taxation: rates, 12704 SOCIAL SECURITY Social security Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642). consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281). 12844 Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 12702 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464), 12679 Taxation: rates. 12704 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719). 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 SOLAR ENERGY Solar energy Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. Stale and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), unani-mous-consent requeSt. 12682 SOUTH AMERICA South America Remarks in House U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Remarks in Senate U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830). 12705 SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota Remarks in Senate Artesian, SD: anniversary, 12723 SOUTHEAST ASIA Southeast Asia Remarks in Senate Seeds of Peace (organiZation): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 SPACE POLICY Space programs Amendments NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), 12800 12801 Motions NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), 12803 Remarks in House Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 NASA: NASA Goddard High School Internship Program funding, 12802 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), 12800-12806 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), corrections in engrossment, 12806 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), motion to recommit, 12803-12805 NASA: tribute, 12857 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (NANCY PELOSI) Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush, 12815 Veto of H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act: President Bush, 12797 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False, 12828 SPECIAL DAYS AND HOLIDAYS Anniversaries Holidays Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12810 12814 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219), 12813 National Homeownership Month: observance (H. Res. 1271). 12856 SPECIAL ORDERS Granted House of Representatives. 12842 SPORTS Sports and athletics Remarks in House Boston Celtics (basketball team): tribute, 12836 Remarks in Senate Mount Olive College: tribute to baseball team. 12721 ST. LOUIS, MO St. Louis, Mo. Remarks in House Kiwanis Club of St Louis: anniversary, 12850 STAR, PHILLIP D. Remarks in House Tribute, 12851 STATES Federal aid to States Bills and resolutions AriZona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast AriZona (see S. 3157), 12727 Dona Ana County, NM: establish special preservation areas and rangeland preservation areas (see H.R. 6300), 12844 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (see S. 3153), 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of pro-' duction if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal Zone of the State (see S. 3147), 12727 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: require States and Federal agencies, departments, and courts to provide certain statistics to the FBI and require the FBI to publish such statistics (H.R. 6192), 12807 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 12811 Remarks in Senate FEMA: reform, 12698 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (S. 3153), 12694 Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales lax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), unani-mous-consent requeSt. 12682 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal Zone of the State (S. 3147), 12728 12729 STERNBERG, SY Remarks in House Tribute, 12863 STETSON, WILLIAM Remarks in House Tribute, 12851 STEWART, JOE R. Remarks in House Tribute, 12852 STEWART, KATHRYN E-mails Gasoline price levels, 12689 STRADER, PARK M. Remarks in House Tribute, 12857 STRATEGIC MATERIALS Strategic materials Remarks in House Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12808 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Remarks in Senate Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed. 12679 12691-12692 SUPREME COURT Supreme Court Remarks in House Abortion: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12811 Remarks in Senate Discrimination: clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the compensation decision or other practice (S. 1843), 12696 SUTTER, JOSEPH E. Eulogies Bacon. Walter J. (Bud), 12854 SYNTHETIC FUELS Synthetic fuels Remarks in House Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Power resources: national energy policy, 12745 12815-12829 12831-12842 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 TAINO, ROBERT V. Remarks in House Tribute, 12847 TAXATION Tax reform Taxation Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 Bills and resolutions Families and domestic relations: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289). 12844 Estate tax Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 12827 Economy: national objectives priority assignments. 12745 Health: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288). 12863 Petroleum: impose windfall profit tax on oil companies, 12832 Excess profits tax Power resources: provide credit for cellulosic biofuel production, 12840 Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actionswith regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). 12832 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12701 12718 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), 12682 Income taxes Sales tax State and local taxes Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed, 12679 12691-12692 Power resources: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, andprovide individual income lax relief (H.R. 6049), molion to proceed, 12679 12683 12691-12692 12696 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Rates. 12703 12704 Reports filed Nomination of David Gustafson To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Elizabeth Crewson Paris To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Richard T. Morrison To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 TAYLOR, PAT E-mails Gasoline price levels. 12689 TECHNOLOGY Technological innovations Amendments NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12800 12801 Bills and resolutions Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Motions NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12803 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: conduct a study on how airports can transition to uniform, standards-based, and interoperable biometric identifier systems for airport workers with access to secure areas (H.R. 5982), 12756-12759 12858 NASA: NASA Goddard High School Internship Program funding. 12802 NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063), 12800-12806 NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063), corrections in engrossment, 12806 NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063), motion to recommit, 12803-12805 NASA: tribute, 12857 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298). 12855 Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Texts of H.R. 5982. Biometric Enhancement for Airport-Risk Reduction Act. 12756 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Telecommunication Telecommunication Regulation Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905), 12747 Fairness Doctrine Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12701 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773). 12682 12705 TELEPHONES Telephone and telephone industry Bills and resolutions Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (see S. 3153), 12727 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12701 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (S. 3153), 12694 TELEVISION Television Bills and resolutions FCC: prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany (see S. 3154, 3156), 12727 Timothy J. Russert Highway, Orchard Park, NY: designate (see S. 3145), 12727 Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905), 12747 TENNESSEE Tennessee E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor, Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc., 12689 TERRORISM Terrorism Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Letters National Bombing Prevention Act: John Gnagey, National Tactical Officers Association, 12769 National Bombing Prevention Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12769 National Bombing Prevention Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12769 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11,2001, 12829 Aviation: prohibit advanced notice to certain individuals, including security screeners, of covert testing of security screening procedures (H.R. 5909), 12759-12762 12858 Dept. of Homeland Security: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1684), 12763 Dept. of Homeland Security: establish the Office for Bombing Prevention to address terrorist explosive threats (H.R. 4749), 12767-12771 12858 Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12703 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 Texts of H. Res. 1150, Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines, 12763 H.R. 2631. Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act. 12774 H.R. 4749. National Bombing Prevention Act. 12767-12768 H.R. 5909, CAtching Operational Vulnerabilities by Ensuring Random Testing (COVERT) Act. 12759 THE TIDINGS (LOS ANGELES, CA, ARCHDIOCESE PUBLICATION) Articles and editorials St. Marcellinus Church--A History, 12852 THORSON, ERIC M. Reports filed Nomination To Be Dept. of the Treasury Inspector General: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 TOBACCO PRODUCTS Tobacco and tobacco industry Texts of H.R. 4081, Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, 12679-12866 TONSMEIRE, ARTHUR C., III (SKIPPER) Remarks in House Tribute. 12864 TOOKE, JON L. Remarks in House Tribute. 12849 TORNADOES Tornadoes Bills and resolutions BOY Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations (see S. Res. 599), 12844 Remarks in House Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations. 12830 Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 12829-12831 TRADE ACT Reports filed Waive Certain Trade Act Provisions Relative to Appointment of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.J. Res. 38), 12727 TRANSPORTATION Transportation Transportation regulation Bills and resolutions Aviation: prohibit conducting auctions, implementing congestion pricing, limiting airport operations, or charging certain use fees at airports (see S. 3150), 12727 12844 E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom. 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson. 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough. 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kalhryn Stewart. Franklin County, TN. Board of Education. 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor. Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc.. 12689 Remarks in House Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight (H.R. 4179), 12751-12756 12858 Aviation: prohibit advanced notice to certain individuals, including security screeners, of covert testing of security screening procedures (H.R. 5909), 12759-12762 12858 Aviation accidents and safety Aviation security National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R.1), conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Urban transportation Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 12691 12719 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 Texts of H. Res. 1150, Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines, 12763 Urban transportation H.R. 4179, Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 H.R. 5909, Catching Operational Vulnerabilities by Ensuring Random Testing (COVERT) Act, 12759 TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS Trade agreements Treaties and conventions Remarks in House U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW. 12698 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830), 12705 U.S. HOUSING ACT Remarks in House Public housing: repeal certain provisions relative to disaster funds (H.R. 6276), 12792-12795 Texts of H.R. 6276, Public Housing Disaster Relief Act, 12792 U.S.-COLOMBIA TRADE PROMOTION AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5724). 12810 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 2830). 12705 UNEMPLOYMENT Unemployment Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont. 12718 Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642). consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281). 12844 Remarks in House Benefits: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12747 12749 Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12747 Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 12745 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12718 Employment: impact of certain pending legislation on U.S. labor and employment laws. 12706-12707 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 UNITED NATIONS United Nations Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean. Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns. 12848 Press releases U.S. Rep. Clarke's Caribbean Crime Resolution Passes House of Representatives: Representative Clarke. 12848 Remarks in House Crime. Violence, and Development--Trends. Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean": recognize contribution of U.N. and World Bank Group report to understanding crime and violence levels in the Caribbean region (H. Res. 865). 12848 Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230), 12778-12781 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 UNITING AND STRENGTHENING AMERICA BY PROVIDING APPROPRIATE TOOLS REQUIRED TO INTERCEPT AND OBSTRUCT TERRORISM (USA PATRIOT) ACT Remarks in Senate Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773). 12682 12705 VERMONT Vermont Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12718 Education: tribute to Vermont All Stars for participation in American Mathematics League regional competition. 12723 VETERANS Veterans Amendments Coins: mint in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (H.R. 634). 12795 Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of rotunda for a ceremony to honor Frank W. Buckles (see S. Con. Res. 85), 12844 Eulogies Bacon. Walter J. (Bud): by Joseph E. Sutter. 12854 Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12829 Coins: mint in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (H.R. 634), Senate amendment, 12795-12797 Honor Flight, Inc.: tribute to Kansas veterans flown to Washington, DC, 12855 Kansas City, MO: Army Fourth Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol, and Company K 75th Infantry anniversary reunion, 12849 Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001. 12703 Armed Forces: transfer of entitlement to educational assistance to eligible dependents of members, 12703 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept.10-719). 12844 VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (RICHARD B. CHENEY) Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush, 12724 Veto of H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act: President Bush, 12712 VIETNAMESE CONFLICT Vietnam War Remarks in House Kansas City, MO: Army Fourth Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol, and Company K 75th Infantry anniversary reunion, 12849 VIRGINIA Virginia Bills and resolutions Natural gas: allow for natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147), 12727 Remarks in Senate Natural gas: allow for natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147). 12728 12729 Tributes Langston, John M., 12851 VOLUNTEER WORKERS Volunteer agencies and workers Proclamations Tribute to Eloise Hagan: Representative Space. 12849 VOTING Voter registration Voting rights Bills and resolutions FEC: extend authority to impose civil money penalties on the basis of an established and published schedule of penalties (see H.R. 6296), 12844 VOTTELER, THEODORE P. Remarks in House Tribute. 12862 WAR War Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Remarks in House Iraq: call for redeployment of troops and a shift in political and diplomatic strategy for stabilizing Iraq. 12810 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12707 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally, 12698 Seeds of Peace (organization): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 WASHINGTON (STATE) Washington State Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12746 12747 12750 12859 Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 WATER Water supply and use Bills and resolutions Climate: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970). 12844 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152). 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294). 12844 Earth Voyager Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 Remarks in Senate Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (S. 3152). 12734 Safety: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate. 12699 Texts of S. 3152, provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 12734 WATER POLLUTION Water pollution Remarks in Senate Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate, 12699 WATERWAYS Rivers and waterways Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3149), 12727 Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution (see S. 3198), 12844 Delta Queen Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution. 12815 Remarks in Senate Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148). 12730 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3149). 12732 Texts of S. 3148, Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act, 12731 S. 3149, Lower Rogue Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 12732-12733 WEAPONS Military weapons Weapons Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush. 12724 12815 Remarks in House Firearms: gun control, 12865 Zimbabwe: commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members (H. Res. 1270), 12781-12784 Texts of H. Res. 1270. commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members. 12781 WEATHER Weather Bills and resolutions Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations (see S. Res. 599). 12844 Water: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970), 12844 Remarks in House Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations, 12830 Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 12829-12831 Iowa: moment of silence for victims of floods, 12802 Remarks in Senate FEMA: reform. 12698 WHISTLEBLOWING Employee-management relations in government Federal employees Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand whistleblower protections to contract employees who report abuses to their superiors (H.R. 6303). 12863 WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM Wild and scenic rivers Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3149), 12727 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647). 12693 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148) 12730 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3149) 12732 Texts of S. 3148. Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act. 12731 S. 3149. Lower Rogue Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. 12732-12733 WILDERNESS AREAS Wilderness areas Bills and resolutions Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Remarks in House Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290), 12861 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 WILDLIFE Wildlife and wildlife conservation Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647). 12693 WILDLIFE REFUGES Wildlife refuges Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration. 12748 12749 12754 12808 12812 12813 12816-12818 12821 12823-12829 12832 12837 Remarks in Senate Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12694 12695 12718 WILSON, JERRY AND JUDY E-mails Gasoline price levels, 12690 WOMEN Women Remarks in House Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (H.R. 1338), 12862 Mount Kemble Home, INc.: anniversary. 12862 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12811 Remarks in Senate Democratic Party: national agenda, 12696-12703 WORLD BANK GROUP World Bank Group Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean. Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns. 12848 Press releases U.S. Rep. Clarke's Caribbean Crime Resolution Passes House of Representatives: Representative Clarke. 12848 Remarks in House "Crime. Violence, and Development--Trends. Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean": recognize contribution of U.N. and World Bank Group report to understanding crime and violence levels in the Caribbean region (H. Res. 865). 12848 WORLD WAR I World War I Bills and resolutions Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of rotunda for a ceremony to honor Frank W. Buckles (see S. Con. Res. 85), 12844 WORLD WAR II World War II Remarks in House Honor Flight, Inc.: tribute to Kansas veterans flown to Washington. DC. 12855 Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Texts of H. Res. 1127, condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media, 12784 WRIGHT, HAROLD AND HAZEL Remarks in House Tribute, 12860 WU, JAUSHIEH JOSEPH Remarks in House Tribute. 12859 YARBROUGH, JOSHUA L. E-mails Gasoline price levels, 12690 ZANOTTI, MARTIN P. Remarks in House Tribute, 12847 ZIMBABWE, REPUBLIC OF Zimbabwe Remarks in House Foreign policy: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230) 12778-12781 Weapons: commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members (H. Res. 1270), 12781-12784 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 H. Res. 1270, commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members, 12781 VOTES IN HOUSE Recorded Food, Conservation, and Energy Act (H.R. 6124): override veto, 12800 NASA appropriations (H.R. 6063): Gingrey motion to recommit (repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels by Federal agencies and departments). 12804 NASA appropriations (H.R. 6063): Lampson amendment (exceptions to alternative fuel procurement requirement). 12801 NASA appropriations (H.R. 6063): Modes amendment (establish Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program), 12801 NASA appropriations (H.R. 6063): authorizing. 12805 Public Radio Recognition Month (H. Res. 1002): designate, 12806 Remarks in House Position on missed: Akin, 12849 Position on missed: Frelinghuysen, 12865 Position on missed: Green, Gene, 12851 Position on missed: Jackson Lee. 12806 Position on missed: Johnson. Timothy V.. 12852 Position on missed: Kind. 12856 Position on missed: Napolitano. 12848 12850 12851 Position on missed: Pickering. 12805 VOTES IN SENATE Recorded Food, Conservation, and Energy Act (H.R. 6124): override veto. 12714 H. Con. Res. 17 17 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the people of the United States should grieve for the loss of life that defined the Third Reich and celebrate the continued education efforts for tolerance and justice, reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the fight against intolerance and prejudice in any form, and honoring the legacy of transparent procedure, government accountability, the rule of law, the pursuit of justice, and the struggle for universal freedom and human rights; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Con. Res. 17 H. Con. Res. 250 250 Concurrent resolution supporting Taiwan's membership in appropriate international organizations such as the United Nations; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Con. Res. 250 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, 12846 H. Con. Res. 253 H. Con. Res. 337 337 Concurrent resolution honoring Seeds of Peace for its 15th anniversary as an organization promoting understanding, reconciliation, acceptance, coexistence, and peace in the Middle East, South Asia, and other regions of conflict; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Agreed to in the Senate, 12743 H. Con. Res. 337 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, 12846 H. Con. Res. 338 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. Debated, 12787 H. Con. Res. 350 Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 12814 H. Con. Res. 350 Text, 12787 H. Con. Res. 350 Vacating ordering of yeas and nays, 12810 H. Con. Res. 350 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, 12846 H. Con. Res. 361 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, 12846 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, 12846 H. Con. Res. 371 H. Con. Res. 373 373 Concurrent resolution authorizing Frank Woodruff Buckles to lie in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol upon his death; to the Committee on House Administration. By Mrs, CAPITO (for herself and Mr. Buyer), 12844 H. Con. Res. 373 H.J. Res. 89 89 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.J. Res. 89 H.J. Res. 93 7 A joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and DemocracyAct of 2003; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.J. Res. 7 H. Res. 655 655 A resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of Katherine Dunham; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 655 H. Res. 672 672 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 672 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. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 12806 H. Res. 1002 Title amended, 12806 H. Res. 1002 H. Res. 1008 1008 A resolution condemning the persecution of Baha'is in Iran; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1008 H. Res. 1017 1017 A resolution enprooBing oup port for designation of the week before Thanksgiving as "Global Entrepreneur-ship Week'' to inspire young people everywhere to embrace innovation, imagination, and creativity and to train the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1017 H. Res. 1110 1110 A resolution condemning Hamas as a foreign terrorist organization responsible for the murders of 26 United States citizens; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1110 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. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 12784 H. Res. 1127 Text, 12784 H. Res. 1127 Title amended, 12787 H. Res. 1127 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. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended. 12762 H. Res. 1150 Text, 12763 H. Res. 1150 H. Res. 1177 1177 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the practice of the Department of Defense to continue to use stop-loss orders to retain members of the Armed Forces who have completed their contractual obligations runs contrary to the stated policy of the United States to utilize an all-volunteer force; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1177 H. Res. 1188 1188 A resolution encouraging recognition, and supporting the goals and ideals, of National Aphasia Awareness Month; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1188 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, 12810 H. Res. 1199 Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 12813 H. Res. 1199 Vacating ordering of yeas and nays, 12812 H. Res. 1199 H. Res. 1200 1200 A resolution honoring the dedication and outstanding work of military support groups across the country for their steadfast support of the members of our Armed Forces and their families; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1200 H. Res. 1202 1202 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of a National Guard Youth Challenge Day; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1202 H. Res. 1210 1210 A resolution supporting the designation of Destination ImagiNationWeek; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1210 H. Res. 1217 1217 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the prevention of mental disorders and substance abuse among children, youth, and young adults, and the promotion of mental health and wellness among these populations, should be a public health priority; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1217 H. Res. 1219 1219 A resolution celebrating the symbol of the United States flag and supporting the goals and ideals of Flag Day; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 12813 H. Res. 1219 H. Res. 1227 1227 A resolution condemning sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and calling on the international community to take immediate actions to respond to the violence; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1227 H. Res. 1230 1230 A resolution condemning postelection violence in Zimbabwe and calling for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1230 Debated, 12778 H. Res. 1230 Text, 12778 H. Res. 1230 H. Res. 1237 1237 A resolution recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and more effectively facing the challenges of the future; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 12814 H. Res. 1237 H. Res. 1247 1247 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of "American Eagle Day", and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the American bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 12814 H. Res. 1247 Vacating ordering of yeas and nays, 12810 H. Res. 1247 H. Res. 1248 1248 A resolution recognizing the service of the USS Farenholt and her men who served our Nation with valor and bravery in the South Pacific during World War II; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1248 H. Res. 1255 1255 A resolution honoring Toby Keith's commitment to members of the Armed Forces; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added. 12846 H. Res. 1255 H. Res. 1258 1258 A resolution raising a question of the privileges of the House. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1258 H. Res. 1260 1260 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of "National Internet Safety Month"; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1260 H. Res. 1270 1270 A resolution commending the efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe, where the government has unleashed a campaign of violence and intimidation against members of the political opposition, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1270 Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 12781 H. Res. 1270 Text, 12781 H. Res. 1270 H. Res. 1278 1278 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Government should lead an international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through the adoption of international standards for energy futures trading margin requirements as an appropriate means of ensuring access to reliable and affordable supplies of crude oil; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12846 H. Res. 1278 H. Res. 1281 1281 A resolution waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules. By Ms. SLAUGHTER. 12844 H. Res. 1281 Reported (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Res. 1281 H. Rept. 110-719 H. Res. 1282 1282 A resolution encouraging the President to revoke the Executive memorandum banning energy production on America's Outer Continental Shelf; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. TIM MURPHY of Pennsylvania, 12844 H. Res. 1282 H. Res. 1283 1283 A resolution expressing heartfelt sympathy for the victims and their families following the tornado that hit Little Sioux, Iowa, on June 11, 2008; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. TERRY (for himself, Mr. Latham, Mr. King of Iowa, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Fortuno, Mr. Barton of Texas, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Wilson of Ohio, Mr. Walden of Oregon, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Fortenberry, Mrs, CApps, Mr. Walz of Minnesota, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Ilinojosa, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Saxton, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr, Souder, Mrs, Miller of Michigan, Mrs. Biggert, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Upton, Mr. Shays, Mrs. Bono Mack, Mr. Pence, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Bonner, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Manzullo, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mrs, CApito, Ms. Pryce of Ohio, Mr. McKeon, Mr, PAtrick Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Coble, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Turner, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Petri, Mr. Keller, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Duncan, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Dent, Mr. Johnson of Illinois, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Pitts, Mr, CAlvert, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Porter, and Mr. Shuler), 12844 H. Res. 1283 H.R. 367 367 A bill to require the Attorney General to develop a national strategy to eliminate the illegal operations of the top three international drug gangs that present the greatest threat to law and order in the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 367 H.R. 634 634 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States; to the Committee on Financial Services. Amendments, 12795 H.R. 634 Message from the House, 12724 H.R. 634 Rules suspended. House agreed to Senate amendment, 12795 H.R. 634 H.R. 636 636 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve health care choice by providing for the tax deductibility of medical expenses by individ-uale; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 636 H.R 5714 5714 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition and celebration of the establishment of the United States Army in 1775, to honor the American soldier of both today and yesterday, in wartime and in peace, and to commemorate the traditions, history, and heritage of the United States Army and its role in American society, from the Colonial period to today; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5714 H.R. 882 882 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to emergency medical services and the quality of care furnished in emergency departments of hospitals and critical access hospitals by establishing a bipartisan commission to examine factors that affect the effective delivery of such services, by providing for additional payments for certain physician services furnished in such emergency departments, and by requiring reports on certain emergency department information as a condition of participation in the Medicare Program, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 882 H.R. 971 71 A bill to ensure and foster continued patient safety and quality of care by making the antitrust laws apply to negotiations between groups of independent pharmacies and health plans and health insurance issuers (including health plans under parts C and D of the Medicare Program) in the same manner as such laws apply to protected activities under the National Labor Relations Act; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 71 H.R. 1032 1032 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for treatment and support services for Alzheimer's patients and their families; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added. 12845 H.R. 1032 H.R. 1038 1038 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the licensing of comparable and interchangeable biological products, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 1038 H.R. 1185 1185 A bill to establish commissions to review the facts and circumstances surrounding injustices suffered by European Americans, European Latin Americans, and Jewish refugees during World War II; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 1185 H.R. 1306 1306 A bill to modify the prohibition on recognition by United States courts of certain rights relating to certain marks, trade names, or commercial names; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 1306 H.R. 1333 1333 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of the Air Force to use Civil Air Patrol personnel and resources to support homeland security missions; to the Committees on Homeland Security; Transportation and Infrastructure. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 12771 H.R. 1333 Text, 12771 H.R. 1333 Title amended, 12774 H.R. 1333 H.R. 1527 1527 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to allow highly rural veterans enrolled in the health system of the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive covered health services through providers other than those of the Department, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 1527 H.R. 1537 1537 A bill to modernize credit union net worth standards, advance credit union efforts to promote economic growth, and modify credit union regulatory standards and reduce burdens, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 1537 H.R. 1606 1606 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of a flexibility incentive grant program; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 1606 H.R. 1866 1866 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 1866 H.R. 1884 1884 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of optometrists in the National Health Service Corps. scholarship and loan repayment programs, and for other purposes: to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added. 12845 H.R. 1884 H.R. 2043 2043 A bill to provide for a Medicaid demonstration project for chronic disease management; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2043 H.R. 2260 2260 A bill to prohibit misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of certain health care providers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2260 H.R. 2266 2266 A bill to provide assistance to improve the health of newborns, children, and mothers in developing countries, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2266 H.R. 2275 2275 A bill to restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2275 H.R. 2279 2279 A hill to expedite the construction of new refining capacity on closed military installations in the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2279 H.R. 2493 2493 A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to provide for a reduction in the number of boutique fuels, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2493 H.R. 2631 2631 A bill to strengthen efforts in the Department of Homeland Security to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material; to the Committees on Homeland Security; Foreign Affairs. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 12771 H.R. 2631 Text, 12774 H.R. 2631 Title amended, 12778 H.R. 2631 H.R. 2676 2676 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide coverage for individuals participating In approved cancer clinical trials; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2676 H.R. 2689 2689 A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a program for the provision of readjustment and mental health services to veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2689 H.R. 2721 2721 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop, and the Secretary of Defense to distribute to members of the Armed Forces upon their discharge or release from active duty, information in a compact disk read-only memory format that lists and explains the health, education, and other benefits for which veterans are eligible under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; to the Committees on Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2721 H.R. 2726 2726 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2726 H.R. 2818 2818 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of Epilepsy Centers of Excellence in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2818 H.R. 2926 2926 A bill to authorize funds to prevent housing discrimination through the use of nationwide testing, to increase funds for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2926 H.R. 2991 2991 A bill to Improve the availability of health information and the provision of health care by encouraging-the creation, use, and maintenance of lifetime electronic health records of individuals in independent health record trusts and by providing a secure and privacy-pro-tected framework in which such records are made available only by the affirmative consent of such individuals and are used to build a nationwide health information technology infrastructure; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 2991 H.R. 3008 3008 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve services for veterans residing in rural areas; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3008 H.R. 3089 3089 A bill to secure unrestricted reliable energy for American consumption and transmission; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Ways and Means; En-ergy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3089 H.R. 3195 3195 A bill to restore the intent and protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; to the Committees on Education and Labor; the Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3195 H.R. 3202 3202 A bill to amend the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to extend comparability pay adjustments to members of the Foreign Service assigned to posts abroad, and to amend the provision relating' to the death gratuity payable to surviving dependents of Foreign Service employees who die as a result of injuries sustained in the performance of duty abroad; to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3202 H.R. 3234 3234 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve access to health care through expanded health savings accounts; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3234 H.R. 3267 3267 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Healthy Start Initiative; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3267 H.R. 3282 3282 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide continued entitlement to coverage for immunosuppressive drugs furnished to beneficiaries under the Medicare Program that have received a kidney transplant and whose entitlement to coverage would otherwise expire, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3282 H.R. 3289 3289 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve early education; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3289 H.R. 3333 3333 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health and healthcare of racial and ethnic minority groups; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3333 H.R. 3334 3334 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct activities to rapidly advance treatments for spinal muscular atrophy, neuromuscular disease, and other pediatric diseases, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3334 H.R. 3372 3372 A bill to establish a public education and awareness program relating to emergency contraception; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3372 H.R. 3457 3457 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to enter into an agreement with the Free File Alliance to provide for electronic filing of individual Federal income tax returns free of charge; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3457 H.R. 3484 3484 A bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for improved public health and food safety through enhanced enforcement, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Agriculture; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3484 H.R. 3485 3485 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act to improve the safety of food, meat, and poultry products through enhanced traceability, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Agriculture; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3485 H.R. 3652 3652 A bill to amend title 11, United States Code, to improve protections for employees and retirees in business bankruptcies; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3652 H.R. 3654 3654 A bill to establish a commission to develop legislation designed to reform tax policy and entitlement benefit programs and ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committees on the Budget; Rules. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3654 H.R. 3786 3786 A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to allow individuals called to military service to terminate telecommunications contracts entered into before the individual receives notice of a permanent change of station or deployment orders; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3786 H.R. 3934 3934 A bill to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify the tariffs on certain footwear; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 3934 H.R. 4044 4044 A bill to amend the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 to exempt from the means test in bankruptcy cases, for a limited period, qualifying reserve-component members who, after September 11, 2001 are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 60 days; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4044 H.R. 4088 4088 A bill to provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program; to the Committees on Homeland Security; the Judiciary; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Oversight and Government Reform; Armed Services; Agriculture; Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4088 H.R. 4089 4089 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the collective bargaining rights and procedures for review of adverse actions of certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4089 H.R. 4179 4179 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 12751 H.R. 4179 Text, 12751 H.R. 4179 Title amended, 12756 H.R. 4179 H.R. 4255 4255 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance to the Paralympic Program of the United States Olympic Committee, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4255 H.R. 4318 4318 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the penalty on the understatement of taxpayer's liability by tax return preparers; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4318 H.R. 4344 4344 A bill to amend section 435(o) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 regarding the definition of economic hardship; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4344 H.R. 4749 4749 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Office for Bombing Prevention, to address terrorist explosive threats, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended., 12767 H.R. 4749 Text, 12767 H.R. 4749 H.R. 4884 4884 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the home loan guaranty programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4884 H.R. 4899 4899 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for community-based mental health infrastructure improvement; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4899 H.R. 4918 4918 A bill to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Miami, Florida, as the "Bruce W, CArter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4918 H.R. 4987 4987 A bill to require construction of fencing and security improvements in the border area from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4987 H.R. 4990 4990 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to include all public clinics for the distribution of pediatric vaccines under the Medicaid Program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 4990 H.R. 5244 5244 A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5244 H.R. 5315 5315 A bill to grant the Congressional Gold Medal to a group of soldiers from World War II; to the Committees on Financial Services; House Administration. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5315 H.R. 5404 5404 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a Federal grant program to provide increased health care coverage to and access for uninsured and underinsured workers and families in the commercial fishing industry, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5404 H.R. 5534 5534 A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to extend its protections to bears illegally harvested for their viscera in the same manner as with respect to prohibited wildlife species, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5534 H.R. 5548 5548 A bill to provide for the continued availability of automated stamp vending machines at facilities of the United States Postal Service serving under-served communities, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform; Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5548 H.R. 5573 5573 A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a lump-sum payment for certain Federal employees who retire with a substantial amount of unused sick leave for which they would not otherwise receive any compensation or benefit, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5573 H.R. 5575 5575 A bill to require new coal-fired electric generating units to use state-of-the-art control technology to capture and permanently sequester carbon dioxide emissions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5575 H.R. 5580 5580 A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to phase out the use of mercury in the manofacture of chlorine and caustic soda, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5580 H.R. 5603 5603 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to enhance the national defense through empowerment of the National Guard, enhancement of the functions of the National Guard Bureau, and improvement of Federal-State military coordination in domestic emergency response, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5603 H.R. 5611 5611 A bill to reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5611 H.R. 5615 5615 A bill to provide parity under group health plans and group health insurance coverage in the provision of benefits for prosthetic devices and components and benefits for other medical and surgical services; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5615 H.R. 5632 5632 A bill to prohibit the importation of certain low-level radioactive waste into the United States; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5632 H.R. 5635 5635 A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on digital-to-analog converter boxes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5635 H.R. 5646 5646 A bill to protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry firearms and ammunition in units of the National Park System and the National Wildlife Refuge System and to require that hunting activities be a land use In all management plans for Federal land to the extent that such use is not clearly incompatible with the purposes for which the Federal land is managed; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5646 H.R. 5656 5656 A bill to repeal a requirement with respect to the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5656 H.R. 5680 5680 A bill to amend certain laws relating to Native Americans, and for others purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 12750 H.R. 5680 Text, 12750 H.R. 5680 Title amended, 12751 H.R. 5680 H.R. 5700 5700 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a $1,000 refundable credit for individuals who are bona fide volunteer members of volunteer fire-fighting and emergency medical service organizations; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5700 H.R. 5709 5709 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out quality assurance activities with respect to the administration of disability compensation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5709 H.R. 5734 5734 A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to study and establish a motor vehicle safety standard that provides for a means of alerting blind and other pedestrians of motor vehicle operation; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5734 H.R. 5736 5736 A bill to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Gadsden, Alabama, as the Colonel Ola Lee Mize Veterans Clinic; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5736 H.R. 5737 5737 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a deduction for travel expenses to medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with examinations or treatments relating to service-connected disabilities; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5737 H.R. 5772 5772 A bill to amend section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act to improve the program under such section for supportive housing for persons with disabilities; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5772 H.R. 5782 5782 A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to provide for reciprocity in regard to the manner in which nonresidents of a State may carry certain concealed firearms in that State; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5782 H.R. 5784 5784 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a refundable credit against income tax for the purchase of private health insurance; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5784 H.R. 5793 5793 A bill to restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5793 H.R. 5808 5808 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to develop multidisciplinary research centers regarding women's health and disease prevention, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5808 H.R. 5809 5809 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to conduct and coordinate a research program on hormone disruption, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5809 H.R. 5821 5821 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to close loopholes in the prohibition on the sale or rental of sexually explicit material on military installations; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5821 H.R. 5846 5846 A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to auction spectrum for a free and open access broadband service; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5846 H.R. 5868 5868 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide fnr the retention of members of the Armed Forces on active service or in an active status who would otherwise be retired or separated for a combat-related disability, but who are still medically able to perform non-combat-related military occupational specialties or duties; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5868 H.R. 5892 5892 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modernize the disability benefits claims processing system of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure the accurate and timely delivery of compensation to veterans and their families and survivors, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added. 12845 H.R. 5892 H.R. 5909 5909 A bill to amend the Aviation and Transportation Security Act to prohibit advance notice to certain individuals, including security screeners, of covert testing of security screening procedures for the purpose of enhancing transportation security at airports, and for other pur-poses; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 12759 H.R. 5909 Text, 12759 H.R. 5909 H.R. 5911 5911 A bill to repeal certain incentives and subsidies for renewable fuels; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5911 H.R. 5951 5951 A bill to implement a safe and complete streets program; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5951 H.R. 5954 5954 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans for presumptions of service connection for purposes of benefits under laws administered by Secretary of Veterans Affairs for diseases associated with service in the Armed Forces and exposure to biological, chemical, or other toxic agents as part of Project 112, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5954 H.R. 5979 5979 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the national collection of data on stillbirths in a standardized manner, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 5979 H.R. 5982 5982 A bill to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security, for purposes of transportation security, to conduct a study on how airports can transition to uniform, standards-based, and interoperable biometric identifier systems for airport workers with unescorted access to secure or sterile areas of an airport, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 12756 H.R. 5982 Text, 12756 H.R. 5982 H.R. 6002 6002 A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to prohibit the collection of certain tolls on existing high occupancy vehicles; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6002 H.R. 6049 6049 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Consideration of motion to proceed to consideration, 12683 H.R. 6049 H.R. 6063 6063 A bill to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Amendments, 12800 12801 H.R. 6063 Debated, 12800 H.R. 6063 Passed House amended, 12806 H.R. 6063 H.R. 6070 6070 A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to guarantee the residency of spouses of military personnel; to the Committee on Vet-erans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6070 H.R. 6076 6076 A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to permit deferrals on certain home mortgage foreclosures for a limited period to allow homeowners to take remedial action, to require home mortgage servicers to provide advance notice of any upcoming reset of the mortgage interest rate, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6076 H.R. 6078 6078 A bill to encourage energy efficiency and conservation and development of renewable energy sources for housing, commercial structures, and other buildings, and to create sustainable communities; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6078 H.R. 6083 6083 A bill to authorize funding for the National Advocacy Center; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6083 H.R. 6085 6085 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42222 Rancho Las Palmas Drive in Rancho Mirage, California, as the "Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Rules suspended, PAssed House, 12814 H.R. 6085 H.R. 6098 6098 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve the financial assistance provided to State, local, and tribal governments for information sharing activities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6098 H.R. 6108 6108 A bill to provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources on the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Science and Technology; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6108 H.R. 6124 6124 A bill to provide for the continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Agriculture; Foreign Affairs. House overrode Presidential veto, 12797 H.R. 6124 Message from the House, 12724 H.R. 6124 Message from the Senate, 12823 H.R. 6124 Presented to the President (June 16, 2008), 12843 H.R. 6124 Presidential veto message, 12797 H.R. 6124 Senate overrode Presidential veto, 12712 H.R. 6124 H.R. 6140 6140 A bill to delay any presumption of death in connection with the kidnapping in Iraq or Afghanistan of a retired member of the Armed Forces to ensure the continued payment of the member's retired pay; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6140 H.R. 6150 6150 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14500 Lorain Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, as the "John P. Gallagher Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Rules suspended, PAssed House, 12813 H.R. 6150 H.R. 6163 6163 A bill to improve the provision of telehealth services under the Medicare Program, to provide grants for the development of telehealth networks, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6163 H.R. 6192 6192 A bill to make payments by the Department of Homeland Security to a State contingent on a State providing the Federal Bureau of Investigation with certain statistics, to require Federal agencies, departments, and courts to provide such statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation to publish such statistics; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Homeland Security. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6192 H.R. 6205 6205 A bill to amend title 37, United States Code, to require the payment of monthly special pay for members of the uniformed services whose service on active duty is extended by a stop-loss order or similar mechanism; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6205 H.R. 6209 6209 A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12845 H.R. 6209 H.R. 6233 6233 A bill to reinstate the Interim Management Strategy governing off-road vehicle use in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina, pending the issuance of a final rule for off-road vehicle use by the National Park Service; to the Committees on Natural Resources; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.R. 6233 H.R. 6251 6251 A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior 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, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.R. 6251 H.R. 6256 6256 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish an annual production incentive fee with respect to Federal onshore and offshore lands that are subject to a lease for production of oil or natural gas under which production is not occurring, to authorize use of amounts received as such fee for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Science and Technology; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added. 12846 H.R. 6256 H.R. 6257 6257 A bill to reinstate the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.R. 6257 H.R. 6261 6261 A bill to increase the maximum amount of financial assistance that an individual or household is eligible to receive under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in connection with recent storm damage and flooding in the Midwest, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.R. 6261 H.R. 6264 6264 A bill to prevent excessive speculation in over-the-counter derivatives markets for certain energy commodities by limiting participation in those markets to persons who are capable of producing, manofacturing, or taking physical delivery of the commodities; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.R. 6264 H.R. 6274 6274 A bill to provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority under that part of Cuba leased to the United States; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.R. 6274 H.R. 6276 6276 A bill to repeal section 9(k) of the United States Housing Act of 1937; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.R. 6276 Rules suspended, PAssed House, 12792 H.R. 6276 Text, 12792 H.R. 6276 H.R. 6278 6278 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor vehicle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.R. 6278 H.R. 6288 6288 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12846 H.R. 6288 H.R. 6289 6289 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property, to restore and increase the estate tax deduction for family-owned business interests, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. CONAWAY, 12844 H.R. 6289 H.R. 6290 6290 A bill to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as wilderness, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. BLUMENAUER (for himself, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. Hooley, and Mr. Wu), 12844 H.R. 6290 H.R. 6291 6291 A bill to adjust the boundary of Oregon Caves National Monument, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments in Oregon as wild or scenic rivers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. DeFAZIO (for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Wu. and Ms. Hooley), 12844 H.R. 6291 H.R. 6292 6292 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require local educational agencies to provide to parents, on request, information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's specialized instructional support persons; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr. HELLER, 12844 H.R. 6292 H.R. 6293 6293 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a discretionary grant program for school construction for local educational agencies affected by base closures and realignments, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Education and Labor; Armed Services. By Mr. HAYES (for himself, Mr. Mclntyre, and Mr. Edwards), 12844 H.R. 6293 H.R. 6294 6294 A bill to provide for a comprehensive study by the National Research Council of the National Academies to assess the water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. BOYD of Florida, 12844 H.R. 6294 H.R. 6295 6295 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit operation by any means or embarking in any submersible or semi-submersible vessel that is without nationality and that is navigating or has navigated into, through or from waters beyond the outer limit of the territorial sea of a single country or a lateral limit of that country's territorial sea with an adjacent country, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. DANIEL E. LUNGREN of California (for himself and Mr. Poe), 12844 H.R. 6295 H.R. 6296 6296 A bill to extend through 2013 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties established and published by the Commission; to the Committee on House Administration. By Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania (for himself, Mr. Ehlers, and Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California), 12844 H.R. 6296 H.R. 6297 6297 A bill to enhance the ability of drinking water utilities in the United States to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Science and Technology. By Ms. DeGETTE, 12844 H.R. 6297 H.R. 6298 6298 A bill to restrict nuclear cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Mr. MARKEY (for himself, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Sherman, Mr, CAntor, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Hinchey, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, and Mr. Fortenberry), 12844 H.R. 6298 H.R. 6299 6299 A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Transportation or the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration from conducting auctions, implementing congestion pricing, limiting airport operations. or charging certain use fees at airports: to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. MEEKS of New York (for himself, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Sires, and Mr. Kuhl of New York), 12844 H.R. 6299 H.R. 6300 6300 A bill to establish special preservation areas and rangeland preservation areas in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. PEARCE, 12844 H.R. 6300 H.R. 6301 6301 A bill to provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources on the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; the Judiciary; Science and Technology; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. PEARCE, 12844 H.R. 6301 H.R. 6302 6302 A bill to achieve greater national energy independence by terminating the effect of laws prohibiting the spending of appropriated funds and Presidential withdrawals and authorities to conduct oil and natural gas leasing and preleasing activities for any area of the Outer Continental Shelf; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. POE, 12844 H.R. 6302 H.R. 6303 6303 A bill to amend chapter 141 of title 10, United States Code, to include disclosures made by Department of Defense contract employees to their immediate employers in the provisions providing protections against reprisal forcertain disclosures; to the Committee on Armed Services. By Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, 12844 H.R. 6303 S. Con. Res. 89 89 A concurrent resolution authorizing Frank Woodruff Buckles to lie in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol upon his death; to the Committee on Rules and Administration. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. Con. Res. 89 S. Con. Res. 91 7 A concurrent resolution honoring Army Specialist Monica L. Brown, of Lake Jackson, Texas, extending gratitude to her and her family, and pledging continuing support for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Agreed to in the Senate, 12743 S. Con. Res. 7 By Mrs. HUTCHISON (for herself and Mr. Cornyn), 12727 S. Con. Res. 7 Text, 12742 12743 S. Con. Res. 7 S.J. Res. 38 38 A joint resolution waiving certain provisions of the Trade Act of 1974 relating to the appointment of a Deputy United States Trade Representative; to the Committee on Finance. Reported (no written report), 12727 S.J. Res. 38 S.J. Res. 41 41 A joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12728 S.J. Res. 41 S. Res. 577 577 A resolution to express the sense of the Senate regarding the use of gasoline and other fuels by Federal departments and agencies. Text, 12729 S. Res. 577 S. Res. 580 580 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. Res. 580 S. 188 188 A bill to revise the short title of the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Message from the House, 12725 S. 188 S. 450 450 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12727 S. 450 S. 545 545 A bill to improve consumer access to passenger vehicle loss data held by insurers; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 12727 S. 545 S. 702 702 A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to State courts to develop and implement State courts interpreter programs; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12727 S. 702 S. 963 7 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to educational organizations to carry out educational programs about the Holocaust; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12727 S. 7 S. 1190 1190 A bill to promote the deployment and adoption of telecommunications services and information technologies, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 12727 S. 1190 S. 1437 1437 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the semicentennial of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12727 S. 1437 S. 1692 1692 A bill to grant a Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Message from the House, 12725 S. 1692 S. 1708 1708 A bill to provide for the expansion of Federal efforts concerning the prevention, education, treatment, and research activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including the establishment of a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 1708 S. 2059 2059 A bill to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to clarify the eligibility requirements with respect to airline flight crews; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2059 S. 2146 2146 A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to accept, as part of a settle ment, diesel emission reduction Supplemental Environmental Projects, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Message from the Senate, 12745 S. 2146 S. 2504 2504 A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to grant a Federal charter to the Military Officers Association of America, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2504 S. 2579 2579 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition and celebration of the establishment of the United States Army in 1775, to honor the American soldier of both today and yesterday, in wartime and in peace, and to commemorate the traditions, history, and heritage of the United States Army and its role in American society, from the colonial period to today; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2579 S. 2585 2585 A bill to provide for the enhancement of the suicide prevention programs of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2585 S. 2666 2666 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage investment in affordable housing, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2666 S. 2668 2668 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove cell phones from listed property under section 280F; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2668 S. 2731 2731 A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Cosponsors added, 12720 S. 2731 S. 2766 2766 A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to address certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of a recreational vessel; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2766 S. 2816 2816 A bill to provide for the appointment of the Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department of Homeland Security by the Secretary of Homeland Security; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2816 S. 2828 2828 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Glacier National Park, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2828 S. 2907 2907 A bill to establish uniform administrative and enforcement procedures and penalties for the enforcement of the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and similar statutes, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2907 S. 2920 2920 A bill to reauthorize and improve the financing and entrepreneurial development programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 2920 S. 3038 3038 A bill to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to extend the adoption incentives program, to authorize States to establish a relative guardianship program, to promote the adoption of children with special needs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 3038 S. 3098 3098 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes. Objection is heard to request for consideration, 12682 S. 3098 S. 3118 3118 A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to preserve beneficiary access to care by preventing a reduction in the Medicare physician fee schedule, to improve the quality of care by advancing value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, and to maintain and improve access to care in rural areas, and for other purposes. Objection is heard to request for consideration, 12682 S. 3118 S. 3122 3122 A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to provide for the regulation of oil commodities markets, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 3122 S. 3141 3141 A bill to provide for nondiscrimination by eligible lenders in the Federal Family Education Loan Program; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12728 S. 3141 S. 3145 3145 A bill to designate a portion of United States Route 20A, located in Orchard Park, New York, as the "Timothy J. Russert Highway"; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. By Mr. REID (for Mrs. Clinton (for herself and Mr. Schumer)), 12727 S. 3145 S. 3146 3146 A bill to authorize the exploration of oil and natural gas in coastal areas to reduce the dependence of the United States on foreign energy sources, and to reduce gasoline and natural gas prices; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. By Mr. VITTER, 12727 S. 3146 S. 3147 3147 A bill to authorize the State of Virginia to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. By Mr. WARNER (for himself and Mr. Webb), 12727 S. 3147 S. 3148 3148 A bill to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. By Mr. WYDEN, 12727 S. 3148 Text, 12731 S. 3148 S. 3149 3149 A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to add certain segments to the Rogue River designation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. By Mr. WYDEN, 12727 S. 3149 Text, 12732 S. 3149 S. 3150 3150 A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Transportation or the Administrator of Federal Aviation Administration from conducting auctions, implementing congestion pricing, limiting airport operations, or charging certain use fees at airports; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. By Mr. SCHUMER, 12727 S. 3150 S. 3151 3151 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to priority review vouchers; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. By Mr. BROWN (for himself and Mr. Brownback), 12727 S. 3151 S. 3152 3152 A bill to provide for a comprehensive study by the National Research Council of the National Academies to assess the water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola-Chat- tahoochee-Flint River System; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. By Mr. NELSON of Florida (for himself and Mr. Martinez), 12727 S. 3152 Text, 12734 S. 3152 S. 3153 3153 A bill to amend the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978, to require the Council to establish a single telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal banking agency or State bank supervisor, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. By Mr. SCHUMER (for himself, Mr. Corker, Mr. Alexander, and Mrs. Dole), 12727 S. 3153 S. 3154 3154 A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. By Mr. SCHUMER, 12727 S. 3154 S. 3155 3155 A bill to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. LEAHY (for himself, Mr. Specter, and Mr. Kohl), 12727 S. 3155 Text, 12736 S. 3155 S. 3156 3156 A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. By Mr. WICKER, 12727 S. 3156 S. 3157 3157 A bill to provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain National Forest System land and other land in southeast Arizona, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 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