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Res. 610), 16958 Remarks in House Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for economic stimulus (H.R. 1), conference report, 16925 16953 Dept. of the Interior: conduct a study on constructing a storage reservoir, outlet works, and delivery system for the Tule River Indian Tribe of California to provide a water supply (H.R. 1945), 16929 16930 Dept. of the Interior: conduct a study on constructing a storage reservoir, outlet works, and delivery system for the Tule River Indian Tribe of California to provide a water supply (H.R. 1945), earmark declaration, 16967 Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 3183), earmark declaration, 16971 Lofgren, Sue: Sister Cities International (organization) Volunteer of the Year award recipient, 16974 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 2965, Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 610) (H. Rept. 111-192), 16958 H. Rept. 111-192 Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 2965) (H. Rept. 111-190), 16958 H. Rept. 111-190 Texts of H.R. 1945, Tule River Tribe Water Development Act, 16929 WATERWAYS Rivers and waterways Bills and resolutions Elk River: designate segment for study for potential addition to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (see H.R. 3113), 16959 Remarks in House Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for economic stimulus (H.R. 1), conference report, 16925 16953 Dept. of the Interior: conduct a study on constructing a storage reservoir, outlet works, and delivery system for the Tule River Indian Tribe of California to provide a water supply (H.R. 1945), 16929 16930 Dept. of the Interior: conduct a study on constructing a storage reservoir, outlet works, and delivery system for the Tule River Indian Tribe of California to provide a water supply (H.R. 1945), earmark declaration, 16967 Elk River: designate segment for study for potential addition to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (H.R. 3113), 16965 Texts of H.R. 1945, Tule River Tribe Water Development Act, 16929 WEATHER Weather Remarks in House Power resources: create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy (H.R. 2454), 16925 16952-16956 Remarks in Senate Power resources: create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy (H.R. 2454), 16859 16875 WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia Bills and resolutions Elk River: designate segment for study for potential addition to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (see H.R. 3113), 16959 Remarks in House Elk River: designate segment for study for potential addition to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (H.R. 3113), 16965 WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM Wild and scenic rivers Bills and resolutions Elk River: designate segment for study for potential addition to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (see H.R. 3113), 16959 Remarks in House Elk River: designate segment for study for potential addition to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (H.R. 3113), 16965 WINTERS, RICHARD D. Bills and resolutions Medal of Honor: award (see H.R. 3121), 16959 WOMEN Women Remarks in House Women Impacting the Nation (organization): tribute to Round Rock, TX, chapter, 16972 WOMEN IMPACTING THE NATION (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Round Rock, TX: tribute to chapter, 16972 WORLD WAR II World War II Bills and resolutions Winters, Richard D.: award Medal of Honor (see H.R. 3121), 16959 Lists International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 601 World War II veterans, 16970 Remarks in House Champaign. IL: tribute to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 601 chapter, 16969 ZELAYA, MANUEL Remarks in Senate Honduras: removal of Manuel Zelaya from office as President, 16877 16878 16880-16882 VOTES IN HOUSE Recorded Dept. of the Interior annual grant to facilitate an iron-working training program for Native Americans (H.R. 1129): provide, 16944 Plaque in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center commemorating the role of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the Capitol (H. Con. Res. 135): authorize, 16943 Remarks in House Position on missed: Klein, 16974 Position on missed: Mica, 16945 Position on missed: Sullivan, 16979 16982 16983 16985 VOTES IN SENATE Recorded Dept. of Homeland Security appropriations (H.R. 2892): McCain amendment (prohibit funding for over-the-road bus security assistance grants), 16885 Remarks in Senate Position on missed: Isakson, 16896 H. Con. Res. 16 16 Concurrent resolution recognizing the threat that the spread of radical Islamist terrorism and Iranian adventurism in Africa poses to the United States, our allies, and interests; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H. Con. Res. 16 H. Con. Res. 74 74 Concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of a decade of action for road safety with a global target to reduce by 50 percent the predicted increase in global road deaths between 2010 and 2020; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H. Con. Res. 74 H. Con. Res. 94 7 Concurrent resolution encouraging the negotiation of an "Incidents at Sea Agreement" between the United States of America and the Government of Iran; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H. Con. Res. 7 H. Con. Res. 117 117 Concurrent resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of humanity's first landing on the Moon, celebrating the success of the United States human space flight program, and recognizing the accomplishments of NASA's human space flight centers; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 16960 H. Con. Res. 117 H. Con. Res. 127 127 Concurrent resolution recognizing the significance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Debated, 16932 H. Con. Res. 127 Text, 16932 H. Con. Res. 127 H. Con. Res. 131 131 Concurrent resolution directing the Architect of the Capitol to engrave the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the National Motto of "In God We Trust" in the Capitol Visitor Center; to the Committee on House Administration. Debated, 16939 H. Con. Res. 131 Text, 16939 H. Con. Res. 131 H. Con. Res. 135 135 Concurrent resolution directing the Architect of the Capitol to place a marker in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center which acknowledges the role that slave labor played in the construction of the United States Capitol, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration. Debated, 16936 H. Con. Res. 135 Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 16943 H. Con. Res. 135 Text, 16936 H. Con. Res. 135 H. Con. Res. 142 142 Concurrent resolution supporting National Men's Health Week; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Debated, 16930 H. Con. Res. 142 Text, 16930 H. Con. Res. 142 H. Con. Res. 144 144 Concurrent resolution recognizing the value, benefits, and importance of community health centers as health care homes for millions of people in the United States; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H. Con. Res. 144 H. Con. Res. 152 152 Concurrent resolution commending the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the occasion of its 125th anniversary; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H. Con. Res. 152 H. Con. Res. 156 156 Concurrent resolution condemning the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 1994, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H. Con. Res. 156 H. Con. Res. 158 158 Concurrent resolution expressing support for the designation of an Early Detection Month for breast cancer and all forms of cancer; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 16960 H. Con. Res. 158 H. Con. Res. 159 159 Concurrent resolution recognizing the fifth anniversary of the declaration by the United States Congress of genocide in Darfur, Sudan; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Con. Res. 159 H.J. Res. 47 47 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.J. Res. 47 H. Res. 69 69 A resolution recognizing the need to continue research into the causes, treatment, education, and an eventual cure for diabetes, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 69 H. Res. 90 7 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Campus Safety Awareness Month; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 7 H. Res. 111 111 A resolution establishing a Select Committee on POW and MLA Affairs; to the Committee on Rules. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 111 H. Res. 130 130 A resolution expressing support for the appointment of former Senator George Mitchell as Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 130 H. Res. 271 271 A resolution recognizing the need to support the development and enforcement of a well-informed national long-term care strategy to solve the problems of cost, quality, and access to long-term care in the home and community, and the imperativeness of including long-term care in the comprehensive health care reform agenda; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, and Edu-cation and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 271 H. Res. 278 278 A resolution recognizing the paramount need to address the threat of International terrorism and protect the international security of the United States by reducing the number of and accessibility to nuclear weapons and preventing their proliferation, and directing a portion of the resulting savings towards child survival, hunger, and universal education, and calling on the President to take action to achieve these goals; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 278 H. Res. 362 362 A resolution expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the goals and ideals of the National School Lunch Program; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 362 H. Res. 394 394 A resolution expressing disapproval by the House of Representatives of the totalization agreement between the United States and Mexico signed by the Commissioner of Social Security and the Director General of the Mexican Social Security Institute on June 29, 2004; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 394 H. Res. 409 409 A resolution celebrating the life of President Gerald R. Ford on what would have been his 96th birthday; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 409 H. Res. 416 416 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should become an International human rights leader by ratifying and implementing certain core international conventions; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 416 H. Res. 461 461 A resolution honoring Sentinels of Freedom and commending the dedication, commitment, and extraordinary work of the organization; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 461 H. Res. 494 494 A resolution recognizing the exemplary service of the soldiers of the 30th Infantry Division (Old Hickory) of the United States Army during World War II; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 494 H. Res. 496 496 A resolution recognizing the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 496 H. Res. 507 507 A resolution supporting the goals of National Dairy Month; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 507 H. Res. 554 554 A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that legislation and conference reports be available on the Internet for 72 hours before consideration by the House, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Rules. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 554 H. Res. 577 577 A resolution recognizing the Nation's orthopedic industry for its continued legacy of innovation in providing devices that relieve the pain of, and restore mobility to, active duty armed service members, veterans, and patients of all ages from all walks of life; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16961 H. Res. 577 H. Res. 607 607 A resolution celebrating the Fortieth Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing; to the Committee on Science and Technology. By Mr. HALL of Texas (for himself, Mr. Gordon of Tennessee, Ms. Giffords, and Mr. Olson), 16959 H. Res. 607 H. Res. 608 608 A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. CARSON of Indiana (for himself, Mr. Hill, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Buyer, Mr. Pence, Mr. Visclosky, Mr. Donnelly of Indiana, Mr. Souder, and Mr. Ellsworth), 16959 H. Res. 608 H. Res. 609 609 A resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2997) making apprlpriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 and for other purposes. By Mr. McGOVERN, 16958 H. Res. 609 Reported (H. Rept. 111-191), 16958 H. Res. 609 H. Rept. 111-191 H. Res. 610 610 A resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2965) to amend the Small Business Act with respect to the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and for other purposes. By Mr. POLIS, 16958 H. Res. 610 Reported (H. Rept. 111-192), 16958 H. Res. 610 H. Rept. 111-192 H. Res. 611 611 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of "Fragile X Awareness Day"; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. HARE (for himself, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Harper, and Mr. Bilbray), 16959 H. Res. 611 H. Res. 612 612 A resolution expressing the profound sympathies of the House of Representatives for the victims of the tragic Metrorail accident on Monday, June 22, 2009 and for their families, friends, and associates; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Ms. NORTON (for herself, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Cantor, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Kratovil, Mr. Nye, Mr. Perriello, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Davis of Alabama, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Fattah, Mr. A1 Green of Texas, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Cleaver, Mrs. Christensen, Ms. Clarke, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Clyburn, Ms. Eddie Ber-nice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Mr. Meek of Florida, Mr. Meeks of New York, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr. Payne, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Towns, Ms. Waters, Ms. Watson, Mr. Watt, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Rush, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Conyers, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Becerra, Mr. Baca, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Foster, and Mr. Quigley), 16959 H. Res. 612 H. Res. 613 613 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the Apple Crunch and the Nation's domestic apple Industry; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. PLATTS, 16959 H. Res. 613 H. Res. 614 614 A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit earmarks to for-profit entities; to the Committee on Rules. By Mr. QUIGLEY (for himself, Mr. Flake, and Mr. Kirk), 16959 H. Res. 614 H.R. 16 16 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction of State and local general sales taxes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 16 H.R. 39 39 A bill to preserve the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, as wilderness in recognition of its extraordinary natural ecosystems and for the permanent good of present and future generations of Americans; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 39 H.R. 82 82 A bill to expand retroactive eligibility of the Army Combat Action Badge to include members of the Army who participated in combat during which they personally engaged, or were personally engaged by, the enemy at any time on or after December 7, 1941; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 82 H.R. 137 137 A bill to require an employer to take action after receiving official notice that an individual's Social Security account number does not match the individual's name, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 137 H.R. 176 176 A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide greater access to the supplemental nutrition assistance program by reducing duplicative and burdensome administrative requirements, authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to award grants to certain community-based nonprofit feeding and anti-hunger groups for the purpose of establishing and implementing a Beyond the Soup Kitchen Pilot Program for certain socially and economically disadvantaged populations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 176 H.R. 179 179 A bill to permit the use of Federal funds for syringe exchange programs for purposes of reducing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, including HIV and viral hepatitis; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 179 H.R. 266 266 A bill to target cocaine kingpins and address sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 266 H.R. 333 333 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans' disability compensation, to eliminate the phase-in period for concurrent receipt, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 333 H.R. 389 389 A bill to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to eliminate an hours of service requirement for benefits under that Act; to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the com-mittee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 389 H.R. 413 413 A bill to provide collective bargaining rights for public safety officers employed by States or their political subdivisions; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 413 H.R. 426 426 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the depreciation recovery period for certain roof systems; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 426 H.R. 430 430 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide criminal penalties for the destruction of memorials, headstones, markers, and graves commemorating persons serving in the Armed Forces on private property; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 430 H.R. 442 442 A bill to provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms In the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 442 H.R. 468 468 A bill to expand, train, and support all sectors of the health care workforce to care for the growing population of older individuals in the United States; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 468 H.R. 482 482 A bill to authorize the rededication of the District of Columbia War Memorial as a National and District of Columbia World War I Memorial to honor the sacrifices made by American veterans of World War I; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 482 H.R. 528 528 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain shipping from the harbor maintenance tax; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 528 H.R. 614 614 A bill to amend title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 614 H.R. 622 622 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the credit for renewable electricity production to include electricity produced from bio-mass for on-site use; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 622 H.R.2632 A bill to amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. H.R. 635 635 A bill to establish the National Commission on State Workers' Compensation Laws; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 635 H.R. 658 658 A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to modify the procedures governing the closure or consolidation of postal facilities; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 658 H.R. 690 690 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove cell phones from listed property under section 280F; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 690 H.R. 697 697 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, to require coverage for the treatment of infertility; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 697 H.R. 856 856 A bill to provide flexibility for the operation of the Bureau of Reclamation C.W. "Bill" Jones Pumping Plant and the Harvey O. Banks Pumping Plant of the State of California in times of drought emergency, to support the establishment of a fish hatchery program to preserve and restore the Delta Smelt in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 856 H.R. 868 868 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide funds to States to enable them to increase the wages paid to targeted direct support professionals in providing services to individuals with disabilities under the Medicaid Program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 868 H.R. 874 874 A bill to allow travel between the United States and Cuba; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 874 H.R. 930 7 A bill to strengthen the Nation's research efforts to identify the causes and cure of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, expand psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis data collection, and study access to and quality of care for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 7 H.R. 936 7 A bill to ensure the continued and future availability of lifesaving trauma health care in the United States and to prevent further trauma center closures and downgrades by assisting trauma centers with uncompensated care costs, core mission services, emergency needs, and information technology; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 7 H.R. 949 7 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, 16959 H.R. 7 H.R. 950 7 A bill to amend chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, to increase educational assistance for certain veterans pursuing a program of education offered through distance learning; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 7 H.R. 953 7 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, 16959 H.R. 7 H.R. 981 7 A bill to limit the use of cluster munitions; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 7 H.R. 1030 1030 A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to encourage research and carry out an educational campaign with respect to pulmonary hypertension, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1030 H.R. 1064 1064 A bill to provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention to help build individual, family, and community strength and resiliency to ensure that youth lead productive, safe, healthy, gang-free, and law-abiding lives; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1064 H.R. 1103 1103 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, 16959 H.R. 1103 H.R. 1126 1126 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that a deduction equal to fair market value shall be allowed for charitable contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions created by the donor; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1126 H.R. 1129 1129 A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide an annual grant to facilitate an iron working training program for Native Americans; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 16928 H.R. 1129 Rules suspended. Passed House, 16944 H.R. 1129 Text, 16928 H.R. 1129 H.R. 1135 1135 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for enhanced mo-torcoach safety, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1135 H.R. 1142 1142 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to provide hair prostheses under the Medicaid Program for individuals diagnosed with alopecia areata; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1142 H.R. 1150 1150 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to award grants on a competitive basis to regional bio-containment laboratories for maintaining surge capacity that can be used to respond to acts of bioterrorlsm or outbreaks of infectious diseases, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1150 H.R. 1177 1177 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of 5 United States Army 5-Star Generals, George Marshall, Douglas Mac-Arthur, Dwlght Eisenhower, Henry "Hap" Arnold, and Omar Bradley, alumni of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to coincide with the celebration of the 132nd Anniversary of the founding of the United States Army Command and General Staff College; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1177 H.R. 1197 1197 A bill to assign a higher priority status for hospital care and medical services provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs to certain veterans who are recipients of the Medal of Honor; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1197 H.R. 1207 1207 A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to reform the manner in which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is audited by the Comptroller General of the United States and the manner in which such audits are reported, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1207 H.R. 1210 1210 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for arthritis research and public health, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1210 H.R. 1213 1213 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide that the Medicare initial preventive physical examination not be required for a referral with respect to ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms and to provide for such screening with respect to at-risk Medicare beneficiaries between the ages of 65 and 75; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16959 H.R. 1213 H.R. 1215 1215 A bill to reform immigration detention procedures, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1215 H.R. 1255 1255 A bill to protect the interests of each resident of intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded in class action lawsuits on behalf of such resident; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1255 H.R. 1275 1275 A bill to direct the exchange of certain land in Grand, San Juan, and Uintah Counties, Utah, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 16926 H.R. 1275 Text, 16926 H.R. 1275 H.R. 1293 1293 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an increase in the amount payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans for improvements and structural alterations furnished as part of home health services; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1293 H.R. 1324 1324 A bill to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve the nutrition and health of schoolchildren and protect the Federal Investment in the national school lunch and breakfast programs by updating the national school nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold outside of school meals to conform to current nutrition science; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1324 H.R. 1392 1392 A bill to amend title XVm of the Social Security Act to ensure more appropriate payment amounts for drugs and biologicals under part B of the Medicare Program by excluding customary prompt pay discounts extended to wholesalers from the manufacturer's average sales price; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1392 H.R. 1428 1428 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide wartime disability compensation for certain veterans with Parkinson's disease; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1428 H.R. 1443 1443 A bill to ensure that all users of the transportation system, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, children, older Individuals, and Individuals with disabilities, are able to travel safely and conveniently on and across federally funded streets and highways; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1443 H.R. 1454 1454 A bill to provide for the issuance of a Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal St to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1454 H.R. 1460 1460 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a graduate degree loan repayment program for nurses who become nursing school faculty members; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1460 H.R. 1472 1472 A bill to establish reporting requirements each time funds from Troubled Assets Relief Program or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are received or redistributed, and to establish a waste, fraud, and abuse hotline for such funds, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently de-termined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1472 H.R. 1485 1485 A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to establish requirements to ensure the security and safety of passengers and crew on cruise vessels, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1485 H.R. 1503 1503 A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of President to include with the committee's statement of organization a copy of the candidate's birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution; to the Committee on House Administration. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1503 H.R. 1521 1521 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, 16960 H.R. 1521 H.R. 1526 1526 A bill to aid and support pediatric involvement in reading and education; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1526 H.R. 1528 1528 A bill to allow travel between the United States and Cuba; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1528 H.R. 1530 1530 A bill to lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1530 H.R. 1531 1531 A bill to facilitate the export of United States agricultural products to Cuba as authorized by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, to remove impediments to the export to Cuba of medical devices and medicines, to allow travel to Cuba by United States legal residents, to establish an agricultural export promotion program with respect to Cuba, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Agriculture, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1531 H.R. 1546 1546 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Committee on Care of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1546 H.R. 1547 1547 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for collegiate housing and infrastructure grants; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1547 H.R. 1548 1548 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a pathway for the licensure of bioslmilar biological products, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1548 H.R. 1552 1552 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the amount allowed as a deduction for start-up expenditures; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1552 H.R. 1557 1557 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 Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the com-mittee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1557 H.R. 1636 1636 A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to the qualification of the director of food services of a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1636 H.R. 1675 1675 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, 16960 H.R. 1675 H.R. 1681 1681 A bill to improve the coordination between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to better provide care to members and the Armed Forces and veterans; to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1681 H.R. 1685 1685 A bill to provide for the acquisition, construction, and improvement of child care facilities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1685 H.R. 1691 1691 A bill to require that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consider-ation of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1691 H.R. 1707 1707 A bill to Increase housing, awareness, and navigation demonstration services (HANDS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1707 H.R. 1708 1708 A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to phase out the 24-month waiting period for disabled individuals to become eligible for Medicare benefits, to eliminate the waiting period for Individuals with life-threatening conditions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1708 H.R. 1775 1775 A bill to provide support to develop career and technical education programs of study and facilities in the areas of renewable energy; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1775 H.R. 1816 1816 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Cancer Institute to make grants for the discovery and validation of biomarkers for use in risk stratification for, and the early detection and screening of, ovarian cancer; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1816 H.R. 1835 1835 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage alternative energy investments and job creation; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Science and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1835 H.R. 1844 1844 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of comprehensive cancer care planning under the Medicare Program and to improve the care furnished to individuals diagnosed with cancer by establishing a Medicare hospice care demonstration program and grants programs for cancer palliative care and symptom management programs, provider education, and related research; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1844 H.R. 1866 1866 A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1866 H.R. 1881 1881 A bill to enhance the transportation security functions of the Department of Homeland Security by providing for an enhanced personnel system for employees of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security, and In addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1881 H.R. 1894 1894 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and increase utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under the Medicare part B program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1894 H.R. 1928 1928 A bill to increase home healthcare services, particularly for un-derserved and at-risk populations, by assisting visiting nurse associations and other non-profit home health agencies to improve training and workforce development for home healthcare nurses, promoting and facilitating academic-practice collaborations, and enhancing recruitment and retention of home healthcare nurses; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1928 H.R. 1933 1933 A bill to direct the Attorney General to make an annual grant to the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center to assist law enforcement agencies in the rapid recovery of missing children, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1933 H.R. 1945 1945 A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility and suitability of constructing a storage reservoir, outlet works, and a delivery system for the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation in the State of California to provide a water supply for domestic, municipal, industrial, and agricultural purposes, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 16929 H.R. 1945 Text, 16929 H.R. 1945 H.R. 1956 1956 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an offset against income tax refunds to pay for State judicial debts that are past-due; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1956 H.R. 1969 1969 A bill to promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1969 H.R. 1977 1977 A bill to require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to study drywall imported from China in 2004 through 2007, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1977 H.R. 1992 1992 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for individuals who engage in schemes to defraud aliens and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 1992 H.R. 2006 2006 A bill to amend the Social Security Act to enhance the Social Security of the Nation by ensuring adequate public-private infrastructure and to resolve to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and In addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2006 H.R. 2026 2026 A bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to make non-union training programs eligible for Federal funding under the "Green Jobs" program; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2026 H.R. 2035 2035 A bill to provide for programs that reduce abortions, help women bear healthy children, and support new parents; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2035 H.R. 2058 2058 A bill to require mental health screenings for members of the Armed Forces who are deployed in connection with a contingency operation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2058 H.R. 2061 2061 A bill to provide for parental notification and intervention in the case of a minor seeking an abortion; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2061 H.R. 2084 2084 A bill to increase awareness of and research on autoimmune diseases, which are a major women's health problem, affect as many as 23.5 million Americans, and encompass more than 100 interrelated diseases, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, polymyositis, pemphigus, myasthenia gravis, Wegener's granulomatosis, psoriasis, celiac disease, autoimmune platelet disorders, scleroderma, alopecia areata, vitiligo, autoimmune thyroid disease, and sarcoidosis, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Com-merce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2084 H.R. 2113 2113 A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to prescribe regulations requiring employers with more than one establishment and not fewer than 500 employees to report work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2113 H.R. 2139 2139 A bill to direct the President to develop and implement a comprehensive national strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting global development, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2139 H.R. 2149 2149 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, 16960 H.R. 2149 H.R. 2160 2160 A bill to promote and encourage the valuable public service, disaster relief, and emergency communications provided on a volunteer basis by licensees of the Federal Communications Commission in the Amateur Radio Service, by undertaking a study of the uses of amateur radio for emergency and disaster relief communications, by identifying unnecessary or unreasonable impediments to the deployment of Amateur Radio emergency and disaster relief communications, and by making recommendations for relief of such unreasonable restrictions so as to expand the uses of amateur radio communications in Homeland Security planning and response; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2160 H.R. 2190 2190 A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to phase out the use of mercury in the manufacture of chlorine and caustic soda, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2190 H.R. 2194 2194 A bill to amend the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 to enhance United States diplomatic efforts with respect to Iran by expanding economic sanctions against Iran; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2194 H.R. 2209 2209 A bill to amend titles XVI, XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act to remove limitations on Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, and SCHIP benefits for persons in custody pending disposition of charges; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2209 H.R. 2222 2222 A bill to direct the Secretary of Commerce to make grants for programs promoting community greening Initiatives, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2222 H.R. 2223 2223 A bill to provide for nationwide expansion of the pilot program for national and State background checks on direct patient access employees of long-term care facilities or providers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2223 H.R. 2239 2239 A bill to award competitive grants to eligible partnerships to enable the partnerships to implement innovative strategies at the secondary school level to Improve student achievement and prepare at-risk students for postsec-ondary education and the workforce; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2239 H.R. 2243 2243 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an increase in the amount of monthly dependency and indemnity compensation payable to surviving spouses by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2243 H.R. 2246 2246 A bill to promote and enhance the operation of local building code enforcement administration across the country by establishing a competitive Federal matching grant program; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2246 H.R. 2254 2254 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2254 H.R. 2266 2266 A bill to delay for 1 year the date for compliance with certain regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System under subchapter IV of chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2266 H.R. 2267 2267 A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the licensing of Internet gambling activities by the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide for consumer protections on the Internet, to enforce the tax code, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2267 H.R. 2268 2268 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to regulate and tax Internet gambling; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2268 H.R. 2269 2269 A bill to establish the Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission within the Department of Homeland Security Office of Federal Coordinator of Gulf Coast Rebuilding to administer the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project to provide job-training opportunities and increase employment to aid in the recovery of the Gulf Coast region; to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2269 H.R. 2296 2296 A bill to reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, modernize firearms laws and regulations, protect the community from criminals, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2296 H.R. 2329 2329 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2329 H.R. 2339 2339 A bill to establish a program that supports the efforts of States to provide partial or full wage replacement to new parents, so that the new parents are able to spend time with a new Infant or newly adopted child, and to other employees, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2339 H.R. 2368 2368 A bill to encourage water efficiency; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2368 H.R. 2373 2373 A bill to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to restore payments for home oxygen therapy through the beneficiary's period of medical need; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2373 H.R. 2378 2378 A bill to amend title VH of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that fundamental exchange-rate misalignment by any foreign nation is actionable under United States countervailing and antidumping duty laws, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2378 H.R. 2381 2381 A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to Issue an occupational safety and health standard to reduce injuries to patients, direct-care registered nurses, and all other health care workers by establishing a safe patient handling and injury prevention standard, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subse-quently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2381 H.R. 2390 2390 A bill to provide for a Medicare prescription drug outreach demonstration program for individuals who are eligible for benefits under the Medicare Program and for medical assistance under Medicaid and who have mental disabilities; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2390 H.R. 2418 2418 A bill to provide Federal coordination and assistance in preventing gang violence; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2418 H.R. 2427 2427 A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to establish Federal standards for health insurance forms, quality, fair marketing, and honesty in out-of-network coverage in the group and individual health insurance markets, to improve transparency and accountability in those markets, and to establish a Federal Office of Health Insurance Oversight to monitor performance In those markets, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Oversight and Govern-ment Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2427 H.R. 2452 2452 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a 5-year carryback of operating losses, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2452 H.R. 2454 2454 A bill to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Education and Labor, Science and Technology, Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Placed on the calendar, 16897 H.R. 2454 Read the second time, 16859 H.R. 2454 H.R. 2478 2478 A bill to support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda and areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army through development of a regional strategy to support multilateral efforts to successfully protect civilians and eliminate the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army and to authorize funds for humanitarian relief and reconstruction, reconciliation, and transitional justice, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2478 H.R. 2492 2492 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income discharges of student loans the repayment of which is income contingent or income based; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2492 H.R. 2499 2499 A bill to provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2499 H.R. 2516 2516 A bill to guarantee the rights of patients and doctors against Federal restrictions or delay in the provision of privately-funded health care; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2516 H.R. 2517 2517 A bill to provide certain benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2517 H.R. 2519 2519 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the deduction of attorney-advanced expenses and court costs in contingency fee cases; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2519 H.R. 2523 2523 A bill to amend the Act titled "An Act to authorize the leasing of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, and other purposes requiring the grant of long-term leases", approved August 9, 1955 to provide for Indian tribes to enter into certain leases without prior express approval from the Secretary of the Interior; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2523 H.R. 2538 2538 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of an undiagnosed diseases registry; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2538 H.R. 2542 2542 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the shipping investment withdrawal rules In section 955 and to provide an incentive to reinvest foreign shipping earnings in the United States; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2542 H.R. 2560 2560 A bill to amend title XVHI of the Social Security Act to provide certain high cost Medicare beneficiaries suffering from multiple chronic conditions with access to coordinated, primary care medical services In lower cost treatment settings, such as their residences, under a plan of care developed by a team of qualified and experienced health care professionals; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2560 H.R. 2567 2567 A bill to suspend the authority for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (the successor institution to the United States Army School of the Americas) in the Department of Defense, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2567 H.R. 2570 2570 A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to establish a base minimum wage for tipped employees; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2570 H.R. 2596 2596 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a demonstration program to test the feasibility of using the Nation's elementary and secondary schools as influenza vaccination centers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2596 H.R. 2597 2597 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools to increase implementation of school-wide positive behavior supports; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2597 H.R. 2625 2625 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exclusion from gross income for employer-provided health coverage for employees' spouses and dependent children to coverage provided to other eligible designated beneficiaries of employees; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2625 H.R. 2648 2648 A bill to authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Muhammad All in recognition of his contributions to the Nation; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2648 H.R. 2669 2669 A bill to direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive acts and practices In connection with primary and secondary ticket sales; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2669 H.R. 2676 2676 A bill to amend chapter 3 of title 31, United States Code, to provide for an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Community Financial Institutions and an Office of Ombudsman for Community Financial Institutions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2676 H.R. 2681 2681 A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for naturalization for certain high school graduates; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2681 H.R. 2685 2685 A bill to establish a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a National Climate Enterprise, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Science and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2685 H.R. 2697 2697 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require Medicaid coverage of professional services of optometrists that are otherwise covered when furnished by a physician; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2697 H.R. 2702 2702 A bill to suspend the application of Generalized System of Preferences for Brazil until such time as Brazil complies with its obligations toward the United States under the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2702 H.R. 2724 2724 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to establish national transportation objectives and performance targets for the purpose of assessing progress toward meeting national transportation objectives; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2724 H.R. 2738 2738 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide travel expenses for family caregivers accompanying veterans to medical treatment facilities; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2738 H.R. 2746 2746 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to allow for additional transportation assistance grants; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2746 H.R. 2752 2752 A bill to establish certain requirements relating to the provision of services to minors by family planning projects under title X of the Public Health Service Act; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2752 H.R. 2770 2770 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify and update provisions of law relating to nonprofit research and education corporations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2770 H.R. 2777 2777 A bill to include costs incurred by the Indian Health Service, a federally qualified health center, an AIDS drug assistance program, certain hospitals, or a pharmaceutical manufacturer patient assistance program in providing prescription drugs toward the annual out of pocket threshold under part D of title XVHI of the Social Security Act and to provide a safe harbor for assistance provided under a pharmaceutical manufacturer patient assistance program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2777 H.R. 2799 2799 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the Nation's first law enforcement agency, the United States Marshals Service; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2799 H.R. 2801 2801 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and extend the first-time homebuyer credit; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2801 H.R. 2810 2810 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish various programs for the recruitment and retention of public health workers and to eliminate critical public health workforce shortages In Federal, State, local, and tribal public health agencies and health centers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2810 H.R. 2828 2828 A bill to provide the United States with a comprehensive energy package to place Americans on a path to a secure economic future through increased energy innovation, conservation, and production; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Energy and Commerce, Science and Technology, Rules, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2828 H.R. 2846 2846 A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to deploy ground-based interceptors as part of the missile defense system, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2846 H.R. 2859 2859 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for application of an enhanced Federal matching rate for children under the Medicaid Program if certain conditions are met; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2859 H.R. 2861 2861 A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide for rules and standards relating to the election of boards of directors and certain requirements relating to compensation of executives; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2861 H.R. 2866 2866 A bill to provide for a disregard under the Supplemental Security Income Program of compensation for participation in clinical trials for rare diseases or conditions; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2866 H.R. 2876 2876 A bill to establish a program to preserve rural multifamily housing assisted under the Housing Act of 1949; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2876 H.R. 2892 2892 A bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 and for other purposes. Amendments, 16873 16879 16908 16918 16920 16922 H.R. 2892 Debated, 16870 H.R. 2892 H.R. 2900 2900 A bill to repeal the wage rate requirements commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2900 H.R. 2902 2902 A bill to authorize the Federal Trade Commission, in consultation with the Federal Communications Commission, to review volume usage service plans of major broadband Internet service providers to ensure that such plans are fairly based on cost; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2902 H.R. 2909 2909 A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for an Improved method to measure poverty so as to enable a better assessment of the effects of programs under the Social Security Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, In each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2909 H.R. 2914 2914 A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to terminate marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments for mohair producers; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2914 H.R. 2920 2920 A bill to reinstitute and update the Pay-As-You-Go requirement of budget neutrality on new tax and mandatory spending legislation, enforced by the threat of annual, automatic sequestration; to the Committee on the Budget. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2920 H.R. 2941 2941 A bill to reauthorize and enhance Johanna's Law to increase public awareness and knowledge with respect to gynecologic cancers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2941 H.R. 2943 2943 A bill to eliminate most Federal penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2943 H.R. 2964 2964 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow refunds of Federal motor fuel excise taxes on fuels used in mobile mammography vehicles; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2964 H.R. 2965 2965 A bill to amend the Small Business Act with respect to the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committee on Science and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Providing for consideration (H. Res. 610), 16958 H.R. 2965 Reported with amendment from the Committee on Science and Technology (H. Rept. 111-190. part 2), 16958 H.R. 2965 H. Rept. 111-190 H.R. 2980 2980 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to reduce the period of time for which a veteran must be totally disabled before the veteran's survivors are eligible for the benefits provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at time of death; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2980 H.R. 2995 2995 A bill to amend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 to clarify the low-Income housing credits that are eligible for the low-income housing grant election, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2995 H.R. 2996 2996 A bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 and for other purposes. Reported with amendment (S. Rept. 111-38), 16899 H.R. 2996 S. Rept. 111-38 H.R. 2997 2997 A bill making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 and for other purposes. Providing for consideration (H. Res. 609), 16958 H.R. 2997 H.R. 2999 2999 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance and increase the number of veterinarians trained in veterinary public health; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 2999 H.R. 3001 3001 A bill to address the health disparities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, to eliminate the barriers they face in accessing quality health care, and to ensure that good health and well-being is accessible to all; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration, Education and Labor, Veterans' Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3001 H.R. 3006 3006 A bill to provide grants to States to ensure that all students in the middle grades are taught an academically rigorous curriculum with effective supports so that students complete the middle grades prepared for success in high school and postsecondary endeavors, to improve State and district policies and programs relating to the academic achievement of students in the middle grades, to develop and implement effective middle grades models for struggling students, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3006 H.R. 3011 3011 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on telephone and other communications services; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3011 H.R. 3012 3012 A bill to require a review of existing trade agreements and renegotiation of existing trade agreements based on the review, to set terms for future trade agreements, to express the sense of the Congress that the role of Congress in trade policymaking should be strengthened, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiciton of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3012 H.R. 3017 3017 A bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity; to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3017 H.R. 3020 3020 A bill to amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to provide for the treatment of dividends paid on shares of preferred stock, held by the Secretary of the Treasury, that were issued by financial institutions which received financial assistance under such Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3020 H.R. 3025 3025 A bill to prohibit States from carrying out more than one congressional redisricting after a decennial census and apportionment, to require States to conduct such redisricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3025 H.R. 3042 3042 A bill to amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to minimize the adverse effects of employment dislocation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3042 H.R. 3047 3047 A bill to Improve the lives of working families by providing family and medical need assistance, child care assistance, in-school and afterschool assistance, family care assistance, and encouraging the establishment of family-friendly workplaces; to the Committee on Education and Labor, and In addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Ways and Means, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3047 H.R. 3050 3050 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the limitations on the amount excluded from the gross estate with respect to land subject to a qualified conservation easement; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3050 H.R. 3053 3053 A bill to amend the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to repeal the denial to drug felons of eligibility for benefits under the program of temporary assistance for needy families; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3053 H.R. 3068 3068 A bill to use amounts made available under the Troubled Assets Relief Program of the Secretary of the Treasury for relief for homeowners and neighborhoods; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3068 H.R. 3074 3074 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create a value indexing mechanism for the physician work component of the Medicare physician hospital service and for inpatient hospital services; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3074 H.R. 3086 3086 A bill to coordinate authorities within the Department of the Interior and within the Federal Government to enhance the United States' ability to conserve global wildlife and biological diversity and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3086 H.R. 3088 3088 A bill to require an automobile manufacturer that the Federal Government has an ownership interest in or that has an outstanding loan from the Federal Government to purchase liability insurance from an insurance company; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3088 H.R. 3090 3090 A bill to improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 16960 H.R. 3090 H.R. 3113 3113 A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Elk River in the State of West Virginia for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. RAHALL, 16959 H.R. 3113 H.R. 3114 3114 A bill to authorize the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to use funds made available under the Trademark Act of 1946 for patent operations in order to avoid furloughs and reductions-in-force, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. CONYERS (for himself, Mr. Issa, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, and Mr, Sherman), 16959 H.R. 3114 Debated, 16941 H.R. 3114 Rules suspended. Passed House, 16944 H.R. 3114 Text, 16941 H.R. 3114 H.R. 3115 3115 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide credits to small businesses and their employees for health insurance coverage; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. HODES (for himself and Ms. Shea-Porter), 16959 H.R. 3115 H.R. 3116 3116 A bill to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from procuring certain items directly related to the national security unless the items are grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. By Mr. KISSELL, 16959 H.R. 3116 H.R. 3117 3117 A bill to provide enhanced voucher rental assistance for residents of certain federally assisted low-income housing, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. By Mr. LYNCH, 16959 H.R. 3117 H.R. 3118 3118 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a 1-year extension of the making work pay credit; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. MURPHY of New York, 16959 H.R. 3118 H.R. 3119 3119 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 867 Stockton Street in San Francisco, California, as the "Lim Poon Lee Post Office"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Ms. PELOSI (for herself, Mr. Baca, Mr. Becerra, Mr. Berman, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Costa, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Farr, Mr. Filner, Ms. Harman, Mr. Honda, Mr. Issa, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Ms. Matsui, Mr. McClintock, Mr. McNerney, Mr. George Miller of California, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Nunes, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Rohrabacher, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Speier, Mr. Stark, Mr. Thompson of California, Ms. Waters, Ms. Watson, Mr. Wax-man, and Ms. Woolsey), 16959 H.R. 3119 H.R. 3120 3120 A bill to extend the Federal relationship to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana as a distinct federally recognized Indian tribe, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. REHBERG, 16959 H.R. 3120 H.R. 3121 3121 A bill to authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Richard D. Winters, of Hershey, Pennsylvania, for acts of valor on June 6, 1944 In Normandy, France, while an officer in the 101st Airborne Division; to the Committee on Armed Services. By Mr. HOLDEN, 16959 H.R. 3121 S. Con. Res. 25 25 A concurrent resolution recognizing the value and benefits that community health centers provide as health care homes for over 18,000,000 individuals, and the importance of enabling health centers and other safety net providers to continue to offer accessible, affordable, and continuous care to their current patients and to every American who lacks access to preventive and primary care services; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 16902 S. Con. Res. 25 S.J. Res. 16 16 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to parental rights; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16902 S.J. Res. 16 S.J. Res. 17 17 A joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 16902 S.J. Res. 17 S. Res. 71 71 A resolution condemning the Government of Iran for its state-spon-sored persecution of the Baha'i minority in Iran and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Cosponsors added, 16902 S. Res. 71 S. Res. 200 200 A resolution designating September 12, 2009 as "National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day"; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16902 S. Res. 200 S. Res. 208 208 A resolution to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, or until their successors are chosen. Agreed to in the Senate, 16874 S. Res. 208 ByMr. REID, 16900 S. Res. 208 Text, 16874 S. Res. 208 S. Res. 209 209 A resolution recognizing the 40th anniversary of the National Eye Institute and expressing support for designation of the years 2011 through 2020 as the "Decade of Vision". Agreed to in the Senate, 16923 S. Res. 209 ByMr. ISAKSON (for himself and Mr. Cardin), 16900 S. Res. 209 Text, 16907 16923 S. Res. 209 S. 21 21 A bill to reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce abortions, and improve access to women's health care; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 21 S. 144 144 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, 16900 S. 144 S. 211 211 A bill to facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 telephone service for information and referral on human services and volunteer services, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 211 S. 213 213 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure air passengers have access to necessary services while on a grounded air carrier, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 213 S. 348 348 A bill to amend section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that funds received as universal service contributions and the universal service support programs established pursuant to that section are not subject to certain provisions of title 31, United States Code, commonly known as the Antideficiency Act; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 348 S. 422 422 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular dlesases in women; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 422 S. 451 451 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of the establishment of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 451 S. 461 461 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the railroad track maintenance credit; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 461 S. 491 491 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health insurance premiums on a pretax basis and to allow a deduction for TRICARE supplemental premiums; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 491 S. 511 511 A bill to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an exemption of pharmacies and pharmacists from certain Medicare accreditation requirements in the same manner as such exemption applies to certain professionals; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 511 S. 560 560 A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during the organizing efforts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 560 S. 599 599 A bill to amend chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, to create a presumption that a disability or death of a Federal employee In fire protection activities caused by any certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 599 S. 649 649 A bill to require an inventory of radio spectrum bands managed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Federal Communications Commission; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 649 S. 654 654 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 654 S. 693 693 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for the training of graduate medical residents in preventive medicine; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16900 S. 693 S. 700 700 A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to phase out the 24-month waiting period for disabled individuals to become eligible for Medicare benefits, to eliminate the waiting period for individuals with life-threatening conditions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 700 S. 711 711 A bill to require mental health screenings for members of the Armed Forces who are deployed in connection with a contingency operation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 711 S. 811 811 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote mental and behavioral health services for underserved populations; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 811 S. 812 812 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the special rule for contributions of qualified conservation contributions; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added. 16901 S. 812 S. 846 846 A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against global poverty; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 846 S. 848 848 A bill to recognize and clarify the authority of the States to regelate intrastate helicopter medical services, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 848 S. 908 7 A bill to amend the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 to enhance United States diplomatic efforts with respect to Iran by expanding economic sanctions against Iran; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 7 S. 934 7 A bill to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve the nutrition and health of schoolchildren and protect the Federal investment in the national school lunch and breakfast programs by updating the national school nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold outside of school meals to conform to current nutrition science; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 7 S. 979 79 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a nationwide health insurance purchasing pool for small businesses and the self-employed that would offer a choice of private health plans and make health coverage more affordable, predictable, and accessible; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 79 S. 981 7 A bill to support research and public awareness activities with respect to inflammatory bowel disease, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 7 S. 984 7 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for arthritis research and public health, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 7 S. 999 7 A bill to increase the number of well-trained mental health service professionals (including those based in schools) providing clinical mental health care to children and adolescents, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 7 S. 1022 1022 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a graduate degree loan repayment program for nurses who become nursing school faculty members; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1022 S. 1169 1169 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of autism under TRICARE; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1169 S. 1210 1210 A bill to establish a committee under the National Science and Technology Council with the responsibility to coordinate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education activities and programs of all Federal agencies, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1210 S. 1239 1239 A bill to amend section 340B of the Public Health Service Act to revise and expand the drug discount program under that section to improve the provision of discounts on drug purchases for certain safety net providers; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1239 S. 1284 1284 A bill to require the implementation of certain recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board, to require the establishment of national standards with respect to flight requirements for pilots, to require the development of fatigue management plans, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1284 S. 1304 1304 A bill to restore the economic rights of automobile dealers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1304 S. 1308 1308 A bill to reauthorize the Maritime Administration, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1308 S. 1313 1313 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1313 S. 1319 1319 A bill to require Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Rules and Administration. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1319 S. 1344 1344 A bill to temporarily protect the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. Cosponsors added, 16901 S. 1344 S. 1397 1397 A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to award grants for electronic device recycling research, development, and demonstration projects, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Cosponsors added, 16902 S. 1397 S. 1400 1400 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the depreciation classification of motor-sports entertainment complexes; to the Committee on Finance. By Ms. STABENOW (for herself, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Chambliss, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Burr, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Graham, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Kyi, Mr. Durbin, and Mr. Isakson), 16899 S. 1400 S. 1401 1401 A bill to provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Arnold Palmer in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship in golf; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. By Mr. MARTINEZ (for himself, Mr. Casey, Mr. Ensign, and Mr. Udall of Colorado), 16900 S. 1401 S. 1402 1402 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the amount allowed as a deduction for start-up expenditures; to the Committee on Finance. By Mr. MERKLEY (for himself and Mr. Alexander), 16900 S. 1402 Text, 16903 S. 1402 S. 1403 1403 A bill to amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to ensure that social work students or social work schools are eligible for support under certain programs that would assist individuals in pursuing health careers or for grants for training projects in geriatrics, and to establish a social work training program; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. By Mr. INOUYE (for himself and Mr. Begich), 16900 S. 1403 S. 1404 1404 A bill to implement demonstration projects at federally qualified community health centers to promote universal access to family-centered, evidence-based behavioral health interventions that prevent child maltreatment and promote family well-being by addressing parenting practices and skills for families from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, racial, ethnic, and other backgrounds, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. By Mr. INOUYE, 16900 S. 1404 Text, 16904 S. 1404 S. 1405 1405 A bill to redesignate the Longfellow National Historic Site, Massachusetts, as the "Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site"; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. By Mr. REID (for Mr. Kennedy (for himself and Mr. Kerry)), 16900 S. 1405 S. 1406 1406 An original bill making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 and for other purposes; from the Committee on Appropriations. ByMr. KOHL, 16900 S. 1406 Reported (S. Rept. 111-39), 16899 S. 1406 S. Rept. 111-39 S. 1407 1407 A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 and for other purposes; from the Committee on Appropriations. ByMr. JOHNSON, 16900 S. 1407 Reported (S. Rept. 111^0), 16899 S. 1407 S. 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Res. 409), 11878 FOREIGN AID Foreign assistance Remarks in House Appropriations: make assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan conditional, 11734 Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Foreign relations Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: transmit copy of intelligence assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism--Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" (see H. Res. 404), 11877 Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child marriage (see S. 987), 11715 Internet: prevent transformation into a tool of censorship and surveillance, promote freedom of expression, and restore confidence in the integrity of U.S. businesses (see H.R. 2271), 11876 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Homeland Security: impact of visa application process on transnational academic collaboration, 11709 Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child marriage (S. 987), 11718 Georgia (country): condemn statements and actions of Russia that undermine territorial integrity, 11697 Texts of S. 987, International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act, 11718-11719 FOREIGN POLICY Foreign relations Bills and resolutions Cuba: lift trade embargo (see H.R. 188), 11876 Dept. of Homeland Security: transmit copy of intelligence assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism--Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" (see H. Res. 404), 11877 Middle East: direct the President to transmit a report to Congress on anti-American incitement to violence (see H.R. 2278), 11876 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Dept. of Defense: funding, 11854 Foreign aid: make assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan conditional, 11734 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: human rights violations, 11733 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 FOREIGN SERVICE Diplomatic and consular service Remarks in Senate Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed en bloc, 11729 FOREIGN TRADE Foreign trade Trade regulation Bills and resolutions Cuba: lift trade embargo (see H.R. 188), 11876 Embargoes and boycotts Health: include a Public Health Advisory Committee on Trade in the trade advisory committee system and require public health organizations to be included in relevant sectoral or functional advisory committees (see H.R. 2293), 11877 FRAUD ENFORCEMENT AND RECOVERY ACT (FERA) Remarks in House Enact (S. 386), 11829-11839 FBI: authorize additional appropriations to enhance ability to stop mortgage fraud, 11833 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 386), 11665 Texts of S. 386, provisions, 11829-11833 FREDDIE MAC (GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ENTERPRISE) Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Remarks in House Housing: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 FREEDOM OF SPEECH Freedom of speech Bills and resolutions Internet: prevent transformation into a tool of censorship and surveillance, promote freedom of expression, and restore confidence in the integrity of U.S. businesses (see H.R. 2271), 11876 FREEDOM OF THE PRESS Freedom of the press Bills and resolutions Internet: prevent transformation into a tool of censorship and surveillance, promote freedom of expression, and restore confidence in the integrity of U.S. businesses (see H.R. 2271). 11876 GAMBLING Gambling Bills and resolutions Government regulations: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Government regulations: provide for Dept. of the Treasury licensing of Internet gambling, consumer protections, and enforcement of the tax code (see H.R. 2267), 11876 Taxation: regulate and tax Internet gambling (see H.R. 2268), 11876 GARDEN CITY, MI Garden City, Mich. Remarks in House Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc.: anniversary, 11889 GEORGIA (COUNTRY) Georgia Remarks in Senate Civil wars: condemn statements and actions of Russia that undermine territorial integrity, 11697 GEORGIA (STATE) Georgia Remarks in House Bartow County, GA: anniversary of DAR Etowah chapter, 11736 GIRAUD, MATT Remarks in Senate Tribute, 11713 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Government Accountability Office Lists GAO audit authority covering FRS Board of Governors emergency actions involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11663 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Defense: require GAO review of waivers of the requirement for competitive prototypes based on excessive cost, 11704 FRS: grant authority to audit Board of Governors activities involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11662 11663 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS Administrative law and procedure Government and business Amendments Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11656 Financial regulation Housing regulation Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11699 11702 11703 11707 11726 11727 11728 Government contracts and procurement Bills and resolutions Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (see H. Res. 400), 11876 Financial regulation Housing regulation Licenses EPA: waive lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements for renewable fuel production (see S. 943), 11877 Energy regulation Environmental regulation English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. laws (see S. 991), 11715 Housing regulation Gambling: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Telecommunication regulation Gambling: provide for Dept. of the Treasury licensing of Internet gambling, consumer protections, and enforcement of the tax code (see H.R. 2267), 11876 Licenses Telecommunication regulation Public utilities: promote energy independence, increase competition, democratize energy generation, and provide for the connection of certain small electric energy generation systems (see S. 989), 11715 Energy regulation Taxation: regulate and tax Internet gambling (see H.R. 2268), 11876 Telecommunication regulation Cloture motions Credit: provide for enhanced disclosure under an open end credit plan (H.R. 627), motion to proceed, 11729 Financial regulation E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Energy regulation Telecommunication regulation Letters Charles McMillan, National Association of REALTORS, 11749 John A. Courson and David G. Kittle, Mortgage Bankers Association, 11741 Financial regulation Housing regulation Require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party: several consumer organizations, 11655 Financial regulation Housing regulation Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: Joseph E. Robert, Jr., and Charles G. Boyd, Business Executives for National Security (organization), 11695 Financial regulation Government contracts and procurement Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: several organizations, 11694 Government contracts and procurement Lists GAO audit authority covering FRS Board of Governors emergency actions involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11663 Financial regulation Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Financial regulation Motions Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11660 11663 Financial regulation Housing regulation Remarks in House Congressional Commission on Financial Accountability and Preparedness: establish (H.R. 2111), 11835 Financial regulation Contracts: enact certain laws relative to public contracts (H.R. 1107), 11767-11826 Government contracts and procurement Credit: provide for enhanced disclosure under an open end credit plan (H.R. 627), 11885 Financial regulation Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), 11733 11735 11741-11753 11834 Financial regulation Housing regulation Licenses Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (H. Res. 400), 11736-11741 Financial regulation Housing regulation Licenses Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11829-11839 Financial regulation Housing regulation EPA: release of endangerment findings on greenhouse gases and proposed regulation under the Clean Air Act, 11734 Energy regulation Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Financial regulation Housing: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 Housing regulation Truth in Lending Act: establish requirements for providing negatively amortizing mortgage loans to first-time borrowers, 11747 Financial regulation Housing regulation Remarks in Senate Contracts: reduce Government involvement in prime contractor "make-buy" decisions, 11706 Government contracts and procurement Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11654-11687 Financial regulation Housing regulation Credit: provide for enhanced disclosure under an open end credit plan (H.R. 627), motion to proceed, 11729 Financial regulation Credit: require mortgage service companies to issue warnings to homeowners about mortgage foreclosure scams, 11663 Financial regulation Housing regulation Dept. of Defense: clarify conflict of interest exceptions applicable to contracts for systems engineering and technical assistance functions, 11705 11706 Government contracts and procurement Dept. of Defense: eliminate duplication of forces and equipment, 11700 Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454) 11687-11709 Government contracts and procurement Dept. of Defense: require GAO review of waivers of the requirement for competitive prototypes based on excessive cost, 11704 Dept. of Defense: require report on cost growth matters following termination of a major defense acquisition program, 11703 Government contracts and procurement Dept. of Defense: require the application of uniform earned value management standards to measure contract performance and ensure contractors use approved earned value management systems, 11699 Government contracts and procurement Dept. of Defense: specify certain inputs to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council from combatant commands, 11704 Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11665 Financial regulation Housing regulation Dept. of the Treasury: collaborate with Dept. of HUD to develop program to address rising defaults and foreclosures in multifamily properties, 11660 Housing regulation Dept. of the Treasury: remove requirement to liquidate warrants if Troubled Asset Relief Program funds are returned by financial institutions, 11654 Financial regulation English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. laws (S. 991), 11723 Housing regulation GAO: grant authority to audit FRS Board of Governors activities involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11662 11663 Financial regulation Housing: require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party, 11654 Financial regulation Housing regulation Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 406) (H. Rept. 111-98), 11876 Financial regulation Housing regulation H. Rept. 111-98 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 GAO report on major weapons programs, 11695 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of H. Res. 400, consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11736 Financial regulation Housing regulation H.R. 1107, enact certain laws relative to public contracts, 11767-11826 Government contracts and procurement S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 Financial regulation S. 454, Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11687-11691 Government contracts and procurement S. 896, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, 11667-11687 S. 991, English Language Unity Act, 11724 GOVERNMENT--U.S. Government Amendments Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11699 11702 11703 11707 11726 11727 11728 Bills and resolutions English language: declare as national language of U.S. (see S. 992), 11715 Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: Joseph E. Robert, Jr., and Charles G. Boyd, Business Executives for National Security (organization), 11695 Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: several organizations, 11694 Lists Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Remarks in House Appropriations: require use of competitive procedures to award contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, 11848 Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Housing: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 11657 Contracts: reduce Government involvement in prime contractor "make-buy" decisions, 11706 Dept. of Defense: clarify conflict of interest exceptions applicable to contracts for systems engineering and technical assistance functions, 11705 11706 Dept. of Defense: eliminate duplication of forces and equipment, 11700 Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11687-11709 Dept. of Defense: require GAO review of waivers of the requirement for competitive prototypes based on excessive cost, 11704 Dept. of Defense: require report on cost growth matters following termination of a major defense acquisition program, 11703 Dept. of Defense: require the application of uniform earned value management standards to measure contract performance and ensure contractors use approved earned value management systems, 11699 Dept. of Defense: specify certain inputs to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council from combatant commands, 11704 Dept. of HUD: HOPE for Homeowners loan program eligibility requirements, 11661 English language: declare as national language of U.S. (S. 992), 11724 Public lands: establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property, 11660 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 GAO report on major weapons programs, 11695 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of S. 454, Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11687-11691 S. 992, National Language Act, 11724 HARRIS, SANDRA L. Remarks in House Tribute, 11882 HAWAII Hawaii Remarks in House Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of Emancipation Hall for event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha (H. Con. Res. 80), 11765-11767 Texts of H. Con. Res. 80, use of Capitol Building Emancipation Hall for event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha, 11765 HEALTH Medical economics Medical regulation Medicine Bills and resolutions Diseases: provide for arthritis research and public health (see S. 984), 11715 Arthritis Public health Diseases: support research and public awareness activities relative to inflammatory bowel disease (see S. 981), 11876 Digestive diseases Foreign trade: include a Public Health Advisory Committee on Trade in the trade advisory committee system and require public health organizations to be included in relevant sectoral or functional advisory committees (see H.R. 2293), 11877 Public health Health care facilities: establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals (see S. 1031), 11876 Hospitals and nursing homes Nurses and nursing Patients and patient relations Insurance: require coverage of preventive care for children (see H.R. 2292), 11877 Health insurance Pediatrics Preventive medicine Medicare: eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests (see H.R. 2291), 11877 Cancer Mammography Medicare Medicare: eliminate disparities in breast cancer treatment through development of a uniform set of treatment performance measures for a quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system (see H.R. 2279), 11877 Cancer Medicare Women's health National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 407), 11877 Allergies Asthma National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (see S. Res. 133), 11715 National School Lunch Act: expand access to healthy afterschool meals for school children in working families (see S. 990), 11715 Nutrition Pediatrics National Women's Health Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 144), 11877 Women's health National objectives: establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and prevent obesity and eating disorders (see S. 1503), 11876 Eating disorders Nutrition Obesity Preventive medicine Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (see S. 988), 11715 Remarks in House Consumers Union: opinion poll results relative to national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11733 Health insurance Dept. of HHS: improve residential treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women and programs to reduce substance abuse among nonviolent offenders (H.R. 439), 11735 Alcohol abuse and treatment Drug abuse and treatment Gynecology and obstetrics Pregnancy Women's health Disasters: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 Public health Johnson, Steven P.: American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 Hospitals and nursing homes Medicaid: increase price transparency of hospital information and provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs (H.R. 2249), 11863 Hospitals and nursing homes Medicaid National objectives: policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 Health insurance Tucson, AZ: tribute to El Rio Community Health Center nursing staff, 11880 Community health services Nurses and nursing Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: tribute to 'Witness to Hunger' exhibit, 11652 Children and youth: support health, nutrition, and education programs, 11652 Nutrition Pediatrics Diseases: provide for arthritis research and public health (S. 984), 11717 Arthritis Public health National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (S. Res. 133), 11730 National objectives: policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11707 Health insurance Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (S. 988), 11719 Summaries SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act (S. 988), 11723 Texts of S. 988, SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act, 11720-11722 S. Res. 133, National Physical Education and Sport Week, 11725 11730 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES Health facilities administration Health facilities and services Bills and resolutions Health care professionals: establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals (see S. 1031), 11876 Remarks in House Colville, WA: Health: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 Colville, WA: Johnson, Steven P.: American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 Colville, WA: Medicaid: increase price transparency of hospital information and provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs (H.R. 2249), 11863 Colville, WA: Miami, FL: dedication of Bruce W. Carter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 11886 Colville, WA: Tucson, AZ: tribute to El Rio Community Health Center nursing staff, 11880 HEALTH CARE PRICE TRANSPARENCY PROMOTION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 2249), 11863 HEALT