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05/2012
The Tunisia agricultural finance study was carried out in response to a request made in December 2009 by the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) for support... 
EQUITY PARTICIPATION | LOAN REPAYMENT RATES | LOAN REPAYMENTS | UNIVERSAL BANKING | OUTREACH | ISSUANCE | CREDIT NEEDS | EXPORT EARNINGS | LOAN PRODUCTS | INTEREST RATES | PRUDENTIAL REGULATIONS | INDEBTEDNESS | FINANCIAL INSTITUTION | FORMAL BORROWING | RURAL FINANCE | CENTRAL BANK | MARKET INTEREST RATES | LOAN VOLUMES | FORMAL FINANCIAL SERVICES | INVESTING | PENETRATION RATES | TAX EXEMPTIONS | MARKET SHARE | FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS | GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS | FARMER | OPERATIONAL COST | AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES | CREDITS | SHARE OF INVESTMENT | LOCAL CURRENCY | CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS | INFORMATION SYSTEM | BANK CREDIT | MICROFINANCE SECTOR | SMALLHOLDERS | PUBLIC CREDIT | DISBURSEMENTS | RISK MANAGEMENT | LOAN RECOVERY | BANK LENDING | BANKING INDUSTRY | FINANCIAL SERVICES | HOUSEHOLDS | LENDER | LIMITED ACCESS | GUARANTEE SCHEME | DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS | DEBT | CONSUMER DEBT | DONOR SUPPORT | ALTERNATIVE FINANCING | INCOME TAX | INSURANCE POLICIES | MORAL HAZARD | FORMAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS | ARREARS | LOAN AMOUNTS | MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS | RATE OF RETURN | TAX DEDUCTIONS | CREDIT LINES | DIRECT LOANS | MFIS | CREDITWORTHINESS | CREDIT GUARANTEES | PRIVATE ENTERPRISES | CREDIT SYSTEMS | VILLAGE | ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF FINANCE | ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA | CREDIT CULTURE | LOAN CAPITAL | MICRO ENTERPRISE | TRANSPARENT SYSTEMS | EQUITY FUNDS | BENEFICIARIES | GOVERNMENT SUPPORT | ENTERPRISE CREDIT | INSURANCE | MONEYLENDERS | INCOME GROUPS | BORROWER | SMALL FARMERS | DEBT RECOVERY | PRIVATE BANK | LOAN | LOCAL GOVERNMENT | AGRICULTURAL LOAN | INFORMATION SYSTEMS | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | CREDIT REGISTRY | CURRENCY | NEW MARKET | POLICY ENVIRONMENT | LIMITED ACCESS TO BANK | LACK OF ACCESS | FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS | RESERVES | MICRO-CREDIT | GOVERNMENT GUARANTEE | RETURN ON ASSETS | UNIONS | GOVERNMENT POLICIES | LACK OF CAPITAL | COLLATERAL | FARM FINANCE | LOAN APPRAISAL | LOANABLE FUNDS | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT | DEPOSIT | GUARANTEE FUND | DEBT BURDEN | LOAN AMOUNT | TRANSACTION COST | FORMAL FINANCIAL SECTOR | NATIONAL GUARANTEE | REPAYMENT SCHEDULES | LOAN FUNDS | MICRO-FINANCE SECTOR | ACCESS TO FINANCE | LOAN PROGRAMS | TOTAL DEBT | FINANCIAL SYSTEM | EXCLUSION | BANK LOANS | AGRICULTURAL CREDIT | AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION | INFLATION RATE | SOURCE OF FUNDS | AGRICULTURAL SECTOR | BANKING REGULATIONS | BANK FINANCING | REGULATORY FRAMEWORK | NEW MARKETS | TRANSACTION | EQUIPMENT | ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION | COMMERCIAL BANK | MICROCREDIT | SMALL LOANS | CREDIT FACILITIES | NON-PERFORMING LOANS | INFORMAL CREDIT | CONSUMER LENDING | MONEY LENDERS | PROFITABILITY | LOAN PORTFOLIOS | AGRICULTURAL LOANS | DEPOSIT MOBILIZATION | BANK BRANCH | INCOME LEVELS | COOPS | DEPOSITS | LENDERS | PROFIT MARGINS | INFLATION | LOAN SIZE | LACK OF COMPETITION | SMALLHOLDER | SOURCES OF INCOME | FINANCIAL PRODUCTS | TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE | HOLDING | COMMERCIAL BANKS | RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS | MICRO-FINANCE | CAPACITY BUILDING | DEFAULT RATES | BANK LOAN | SUPPLY CHAINS | LAND TITLES | REPOSSESSION | SOURCES OF FINANCE | RETURN ON INVESTMENT | MICRO FINANCE | RISK MITIGATION | AGRICULTURAL BANK | ACCOUNTING | MICROFINANCE | TRANSACTION COSTS | BANK MANAGEMENT | CAPITALIZATION | REPAYMENT RATE | INFORMAL FINANCE | IMPORT DUTIES | COOPERATIVES | GUARANTEE SCHEMES | INSTITUTIONAL REFORM | INTEREST RATE | FINANCIAL SUPPORT | LOAN PORTFOLIO | DEVELOPMENT FINANCE | AGRICULTURAL FINANCE | CREDITOR | LEASE AGREEMENTS | MFI | FINANCES | CREDIT MANAGEMENT | LENDING INTEREST RATE | FARMERS | MONEYLENDER | UNIVERSAL BANKS | REPAYMENT | MICRO-FINANCE INSTITUTIONS | TREASURY | CREDIT ASSOCIATIONS | INSURANCE PREMIUM | FINANCIAL SERVICE | MICRO-FINANCE INSTITUTION | SMALL ENTERPRISE | GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY | HOLDINGS | LOAN REPAYMENT | SMALLHOLDER FARMERS | DIVERSIFICATION | FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT | BANKING SECTOR | TAX EXEMPTION | BANK BRANCHES | DEBTORS | SMALL ENTERPRISES | OVERDUE LOANS | INSURANCE PROTECTION | INSURANCE PREMIUMS | DEBTS | NON-PERFORMING LOAN
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Agricultural Economics, ISSN 0169-5150, 09/2017, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp. 537 - 548
Using a unique data set from a commercial microfinance institution in Madagascar, this article investigates the credit risk of microfinance loans with flexible... 
Agricultural credit | Borrowing | Q14 | Loan repayment | Microfinance | Financial risk | G21 | G32 | IMPROVE | AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS & POLICY | PERFORMANCE | ECONOMICS | Agricultural industry | Payment | Farmers | Loans | Schedules | Farms | Crops | Delinquency | Payments | Credit risk | Agricultural economics | Farming
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2008, Citizenkid, ISBN 1554530288, 32
Based on a true story, tells of how a poor Ghanaian boy buys a chicken through a community loan program, which eventually helps lift him, his mother, and his... 
Africa Economic conditions | Ghana | Poverty | Africa Social conditions | Microfinance | Chickens
Book
Journal of Regional Science, ISSN 0022-4146, 09/2019, Volume 59, Issue 4, pp. 701 - 722
Journal Article
Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, ISSN 1062-9769, 02/2017, Volume 63, pp. 89 - 100
•We study credit risk in Nicaraguan agricultural micro loans.•We use a data set from a small Nicaraguan microfinance institution.•The research method accounts... 
LGD | Crossed random effects | Microfinance | Default | Agricultural micro loans | Payment
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中国经济学前沿:英文版, ISSN 1673-3444, 2016, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp. 302 - 320
Using cross-sectional data from 853 counties in 11 western China provinces, we employ quantile regression (QR) and instrumental variable quantile regression... 
正相关关系 | 分位数回归 | 贷款 | 居民收入 | 财政支出 | 县域农业 | 库兹涅茨曲线 | 中国农村 | Loans | Usage | Analysis | Agricultural industry | Government finance | Expenditures, Public | Quantile regression | Studies | Farm loans | High income | Regression analysis | Public policy
Journal Article
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, ISSN 2040-5790, 12/2017, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp. 635 - 661
We evaluate the impact that the USDA’s low‐cost broadband loan programs have on the U.S. agricultural sector. The broadband loan programs increase access to... 
farm sales | and expenditure | program evaluation | Broadband loans | MATCHING ESTIMATORS | MAXIMUM-LIKELIHOOD | MODEL | COMPUTER USE | AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS & POLICY | SAMPLE PROPERTIES | FARMERS | VARIABLES | ECONOMICS
Journal Article
Applied Economics Letters, ISSN 1350-4851, 10/2019, Volume 26, Issue 18, pp. 1528 - 1532
This article revisits the minority borrowers' discrimination issue in farm lending by departing from traditional loan approval-rejection or default rate-based... 
Loan packaging | gender bias | C21 | maturity | Q14 | interest rates | mixture model | loan amount | heterogeneity | J16 | racial bias | J15 | RACE | ECONOMICS | BOSTON | Rejection | Loans | Farmers | Discrimination | Credit | Packaging | Risk management | Mortgages | Maturity | Interest rates
Journal Article
11/2013
Agriculture has been a mainstay of the Cambodian economy. It has seen significant growth throughout the 2000s and showed a significant resilience against... 
LACK OF FINANCE | FINANCIAL LEVERAGE | ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES | OUTREACH | VILLAGES | FINANCIAL ACCESS | BORROWING CAPACITY | LIQUIDITY MANAGEMENT | TAXATION | CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT | BUSINESS PLAN | LOAN PRODUCTS | ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES | ECONOMIC GROWTH | PAYMENTS SERVICES | INTEREST RATES | FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT | LENDING PORTFOLIO | TRADING | CREDIT INFORMATION | REGULATORY SYSTEM | CREDIT GAP | INVESTMENT CLIMATE | FOREIGN EXCHANGE | URBAN AREAS | BUSINESS VOLUMES | FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP | FINANCIAL NEEDS | COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS | DEBT OBLIGATION | LIQUIDITY | LACK OF INFORMATION | FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS | CASH FLOWS | DEVELOPING COUNTRIES | BUSINESS MANAGEMENT | BANKING SERVICES | AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES | TURNOVER | CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS | LOAN APPLICATION | INTERNATIONAL FINANCE | LETTERS OF CREDIT | LOAN SUPERVISION | LOAN APPROVAL | CREDIT HISTORY | CREDIT BUREAU | FIXED ASSETS | RULE OF LAW | STOCKS | USE OF COLLATERAL | BANK LENDING | BANKING INDUSTRY | SECONDARY MARKETS | LIMITED ACCESS | UNION | TAX BURDEN | INTERNATIONAL BANK | SELF-EMPLOYMENT | FINANCING REQUIREMENTS | FINANCIAL MARKET | DEBT | MICRO-INSURANCE | MONEY TRANSFERS | INVENTORY | FORMAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS | LINES OF CREDIT | FAMILIES | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT | TRADE CREDIT | MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS | LACK OF CREDIT | ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION | EXTERNAL SHOCKS | MFIS | AFFORDABILITY | RURAL CREDIT | GROSS MARGINS | PUBLIC INVESTMENTS | LACK OF COLLATERAL | MICRO ENTERPRISE | PERSONAL PROPERTY | LIMITED ACCESS TO FINANCE | WAREHOUSE RECEIPT | LAND VALUE | DEVELOPMENT BANK | INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY | SOURCE OF INFORMATION | CORPORATE FINANCE | CROP VALUE | INSURANCE | BORROWER | LEVEL OF ASSETS | LOAN | LEGAL ENVIRONMENT | GROUP LOANS | LOCAL GOVERNMENT | MONEY LENDER | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS | LENDING INTEREST RATES | EXCHANGE RATE | CURRENCY | WAREHOUSE RECEIPT SYSTEM | POLICY ENVIRONMENT | FACTORING | FACILITATION | LACK OF ACCESS | FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS | MICRO-CREDIT | BUSINESS PLANS | SAVINGS | APPLICATION PROCESS | MARKET FAILURES | COLLATERAL | LEGAL FRAMEWORK | CAPITAL STOCK | LOAN APPRAISAL | SPECIALIZED BANKS | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT | DEPOSIT | COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS | DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS | CREDIT-WORTHINESS | LETTER OF CREDIT | LOC | BANK ACCOUNT | BANKING INSTITUTIONS | PERSONAL LOANS | ACCESS TO FINANCE | FINANCIAL SYSTEM | AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION | TAX BURDENS | AGRICULTURAL SECTOR | AGRICULTURAL TRADE | INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT | PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS | FINANCING NEEDS | SUBSIDIARY | APPROVAL PROCEDURES | ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS | TAX INCENTIVES | WORKING CAPITAL | MICRO ENTERPRISES | SMALL LOANS | INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS | FINANCIAL INFORMATION | NON-PERFORMING LOANS | CAPITAL SHORTAGE | EXPORT GROWTH | ENTREPRENEURS | MONEY MARKETS | PROFITABILITY | FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS | FORM OF CREDIT | FINANCIAL SECTOR ASSESSMENT | FINANCIAL CRISIS | BANK BRANCH | ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE | LEVEL PLAYING FIELD | DEPOSITS | LENDERS | PROFIT MARGINS | FINANCIAL MEASURES | LOAN SIZE | SMALLHOLDER | FINANCIAL PRODUCTS | TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE | FINANCIAL SYSTEMS | INFORMATION SHARING | BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS | COMMERCIAL BANKS | SAVINGS ACCOUNTS | ACCOUNTING STANDARDS | REPOS | MICRO-ENTERPRISES | MOVABLE COLLATERAL | TAX | INSURANCE COMPANIES | MONEY TRANSFER | FARM MACHINERY | DOMESTIC BANKS | SUPPLY OF FINANCING | AGRICULTURAL SECTORS | ACCOUNTING | FINANCIAL FLOWS | MICROFINANCE | WAREHOUSE | CAPITALIZATION | WAREHOUSE RECEIPT SYSTEMS | ADVISORY SERVICES | ACCOUNT HOLDERS | REAL SECTOR | SOURCE OF CREDIT | BANKING SYSTEM | FINANCIAL SUPPORT | FINANCIAL STATEMENTS | LOAN SIZES | TRADE FACILITATION | MFI | INVESTMENT CAPITAL | TRANSPORT | CREDIT NEED | MACROECONOMIC CONDITIONS | FARMERS | NATURAL RESOURCES | TRANSPARENCY | FINANCIAL SERVICE | SMALL ENTERPRISE | LOAN REPAYMENT | BORROWING | DIVERSIFICATION | BUSINESS COMMUNITY | MERCHANTS | BANKING SECTOR | CASH HOLDINGS | ACCESS TO CREDIT | PRODUCTIVITY | COLLATERAL REGISTRY
Book
06/2008
The objective of this report is to present an assessment of the current legal, regulatory, and supervisory framework in Albania for microfinance, as well as an... 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY | FINANCIAL SECTOR REGULATION | WAREHOUSE RECEIPT FINANCING | CREDIT ASSOCIATION | LOAN REPAYMENT RATES | LOAN REPAYMENTS | ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES | OUTREACH | VILLAGES | AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES | ISSUANCE | FIXED COSTS | FOREIGN CURRENCY | MACROECONOMIC STABILITY | MINIMUM CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS | MARKET ECONOMY | INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS | ECONOMIC GROWTH | INTEREST RATES | PRUDENTIAL REGULATIONS | HEDGES | EARNINGS | INDEBTEDNESS | LIQUIDATION OF COLLATERAL | CREDIT INFORMATION | RESERVE FUND | SMALL BUSINESS | CREDIT UNION | DEPOSIT SERVICES | FINANCIAL INSTITUTION | CUSTOMER SATISFACTION | FUTURES | FOREIGN EXCHANGE | URBAN AREAS | CREDIT LINE | CREDIT INSTITUTIONS | RURAL MARKET | LIQUIDITY | CREDIT OFFICER | FRAUD | FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS | CURRENT ACCOUNTS | TAX EXEMPT | CASH FLOWS | BANKING LAW | SAVINGS SCHEMES | DEVALUATION | LENDING REGULATIONS | COMMERCIAL LOANS | CREDITS | GROUP GUARANTEES | LOCAL CURRENCY | BANKRUPTCY | FISCAL AUTONOMY | CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS | CAPITAL GROWTH | INFORMATION SYSTEM | MICROFINANCE SECTOR | TAX-EXEMPT | ACCESS TO MARKETS | FOREIGN CURRENCY LOAN | CREDIT HISTORIES | RISK MANAGEMENT | CREDIT BUREAU | FIXED ASSETS | HOUSEHOLDS | LENDER | SHAREHOLDERS | SELF-EMPLOYMENT | INVESTMENT BANK | CASH TRANSFER | FINANCIAL MARKET | DEBT | MONEY TRANSFERS | DONOR SUPPORT | INCOME TAX | FAMILY FARMS | CAPITAL ADEQUACY | DEBT COLLECTION | MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS | CREDIT LINES | MFIS | RURAL CREDIT | FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY | FREE LOAN | VILLAGE | FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE | RESERVE | LIQUIDATION | CREDIT PROGRAM | WAREHOUSE RECEIPT | FORECLOSURES | DEPOSITORS | CONSUMER PROTECTION | PROFIT MARGIN | RURAL CLIENTS | MATURITY | BORROWER | MICRO LENDING | LOAN CONTRACT | SMALL FARMERS | LOAN | EQUAL RIGHTS | DEFAULTERS | INFORMATION SYSTEMS | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | DOMESTIC BANK | BOND | MARKET DEVELOPMENT | EXCHANGE RATE | FOREIGN CURRENCY LOANS | ACCESS TO CAPITAL | BANK LENDERS | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | MORTGAGE | SAVINGS | PRUDENTIAL REGULATION | COLLATERAL | REMITTANCES | MARKET PLAYERS | MOVABLE PROPERTY REGISTRIES | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT | DEPOSIT | LOCAL BANK | FOREIGN EXCHANGE RISKS | MONEY LAUNDERING | CREDIT RISK | REPAYMENT SCHEDULES | EXTREME POVERTY | TAX-EXEMPT STATUS | DEBT INSTRUMENTS | FINANCIAL SYSTEM | BANK LOANS | INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS | MONEY ORDERS | PRIVATE CREDITS | REGULATORY FRAMEWORK | PRUDENTIAL SUPERVISION | TAX INCENTIVES | SUPERVISORY AUTHORITIES | ECONOMIC CRISES | INDIVIDUAL LOANS | TRANSFER RISKS | REPAYMENT SCHEDULE | COMMERCIAL BANK | FOREIGN DEBT | MICROCREDIT | SMALL LOANS | INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS | CAPITAL BASE | VALUE OF COLLATERAL | SECURITIES | FINANCIAL SECTOR ASSESSMENT | LOAN PORTFOLIOS | CURRENT ACCOUNT | FINANCIAL CRISIS | DEPOSIT MOBILIZATION | CREDIT UNIONS | DEPOSITS | LOAN SIZE | ACCESS TO FUNDS | GOVERNMENT SECURITIES | CREDITORS | FINANCIAL PRODUCTS | TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE | HOLDING | MICROFINANCE INSTITUTION | CREDIT BANK | LENDING LIMITS | COMMERCIAL BANKS | RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS | ACCOUNTING STANDARDS | MICRO-ENTERPRISES | BANK LOAN | FUNDING SOURCE | LOAN CONTRACTS | FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES | MICROFINANCE LOAN | SWAPS | MICRO FINANCE | ACCOUNTING | MICROFINANCE | SAVINGS SERVICES | WAREHOUSE | DEPOSITOR | MARKET DISCIPLINES | PAYMENT SYSTEM | LOW INTEREST RATE | MOVABLE PROPERTY | FINANCIAL EDUCATION | FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS | INTEREST RATE | FOREIGN EXCHANGE RISK | CREDIT BUREAUS | FINANCIAL SUPPORT | LOAN PORTFOLIO | FINANCIAL STATEMENTS | INTERNAL AUDIT | INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT | LOAN SIZES | MFI | MINIMUM CAPITAL REQUIREMENT | FARMERS | ABUSIVE LENDING | DEPOSIT INSURANCE | LOAN DOCUMENTATION | CREDIT ASSOCIATIONS | MARKET PARTICIPANTS | UNEMPLOYMENT | BANK INTEREST RATES | MONETARY FUND | BORROWINGS | LOAN REPAYMENT | BORROWING | UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION | DIVERSIFICATION | ECONOMIES OF SCALE | RATES OF INTEREST | FINANCIAL RISK | FUNDING SOURCES | TAX EXEMPTION | LOW INTEREST RATES | CAPITAL REQUIREMENT | CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
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Community development | School lunches | Congressional committees | Military aid | Pollution control | Department of Transportation | Judiciary. House | Students | Arvada, Colo | Illiteracy | Wildlife conservation | Tariffs | Judicial process | Ellsworth, Maine | Foster care | Coram, NY State | Department of Housing & Urban Development--HUD | Environmental Protection Agency--EPA | Humanitarian aid | Firefighters | Individuals with disabilities | Prisons | Energy conservation | Buffalo, NY State | Fish | Fishing industry | Agriculture | Chicago, Ill | Contracts | Chambers of commerce | Rules. House | Bartow County, Ga | Federal Housing Finance Agency | Aeronautics | Public buildings | Developing countries-LDCs | Edmond, Okla | Flags | Pensions | Presidential communications and messages | Cuba | Federal budget | Ford, Gerald R. (1974 Bills and resolutions relative to Tribute (see H. 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 HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Medical personnel Bills and resolutions Health care facilities: establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals (see S. 1031), 11876 Health: establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and prevent obesity and eating disorders (see S. 1503), 11876 Remarks in House Johnson, Steven P.: American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 Tucson, AZ: tribute to El Rio Community Health Center nursing staff, 11880 HELPING FAMILIES SAVE THEIR HOMES ACT Amendments Enact (S. 896), 11656 Letters Require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party: several consumer organizations, 11655 Lists GAO audit authority covering FRS Board of Governors emergency actions involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11663 Motions Enact (S. 896), 11660 11663 Remarks in Senate Bankruptcy: amend laws relative to modification of certain mortgages on principal residences, 11657 Credit: require mortgage service companies to issue warnings to homeowners about mortgage foreclosure scams, 11663 Dept. of HUD: HOPE for Homeowners loan program eligibility requirements, 11661 Dept. of the Treasury: collaborate with Dept. of HUD to develop program to address rising defaults and foreclosures in multifamily properties, 11660 Dept. of the Treasury: remove requirement to liquidate warrants if Troubled Asset Relief Program funds are returned by financial institutions, 11654 Enact (S. 896), 11654-11687 GAO: grant authority to audit FRS Board of Governors activities involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11662 11663 Homeless Assistance Act: clarify definition of homeless, 11664 11666 Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 Housing: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11655 Housing: require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party, 11654 Neighborhood Stabilization Program: provide foreclosure prevention assistance to families threatened with foreclosure and permit Statewide funding competition in minimum allocation States, 11655 Public lands: establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property, 11660 Texts of S. 896, provisions, 11667-11687 HENRY, CRAY Remarks in House Partnership for Public Service (organization): Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal nominee, 11888 HISTORY History Remarks in House America's Spiritual Heritage Week: designate (H. Res. 397), 11845 Bartow County, GA: anniversary of DAR Etowah chapter, 11736 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 HOGLE, TRAVIS Remarks in House Boy Scouts: Eagle Scout Award recipient, 11888 HOMELESS Homelessness Remarks in Senate Homeless Assistance Act: clarify definition of homeless, 11664 11666 Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT Remarks in Senate Homeless: clarify definition, 11664 11666 Reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Articles and editorials Jack Kemp, My Teacher 11758 My Friend Jack Kemp, 11757 Probe Yourselves, 11836 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 Ford, Gerald R.: tribute (see H. Res. 409), 11878 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 11733 Prayers Coughlin, Daniel P., 11733 Remarks in House Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 Contracts: enact certain laws relative to public contracts (H.R. 1107), 11767-11826 Kemp, Jack F.: tribute (H. Res. 401), 11755-11765 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 11880 Votes, position on missed: Pascrell, 11881 Texts of H. Res. 401, tribute to Jack F. Kemp, 11755 H.R. 1107, enact certain laws relative to public contracts, 11767-11826 Tributes Frank, Representative, 11861 HOUSING Housing Housing regulation Addresses Community Reinvestment Act Impact on Housing Industry: Marc H. Mortal, National Urban League, 11862 Urban development Amendments Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11656 Mortgages 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 Mortgages Investments: establish and provide for treatment of individual development accounts (see H.R. 1234), 11876 Taxation: establish and provide for the treatment of Individual Development Accounts (see S. 985), 11715 Letters Charles McMillan, National Association of REALTORS, 11749 Community Reinvestment Act impact on housing industry: Ben Bernanke, FRS, 11862 John A. Courson and David G. Kittle, Mortgage Bankers Association, 11741 Mortgages Require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party: several consumer organizations, 11655 Mortgages Lists Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Housing costs and financing Motions Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11660 11663 Mortgages Remarks in House Chicago Community Loan Fund (organization): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Mac-Arthur Award for Creative Effective Institutions recipient, 11884 Housing costs and financing Community Reinvestment Act: impact, 11856-11863 Conservation of energy: impact of energy-efficient weatherization technologies and appliances in buildings, 11734 Credit: protect homebuyers from predatory mortgage lending practices, 11856-11863 Home ownership Mortgages Credit: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11746 Housing costs and financing Mortgages 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 Mortgages 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 Mortgages 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 Mortgages Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Housing costs and financing FBI: authorize additional appropriations to enhance ability to stop mortgage fraud, 11833 Mortgages Government regulations: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 NeighborWorks America (organization): provide funding for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities, 11751 Mortgages Truth in Lending Act: establish requirements for providing negatively amortizing mortgage loans to first-time borrowers, 11747 Mortgages Walden, Sharon: West Virginia Affordable Housing Hall of Fame inductee, 11885 Housing costs and financing Remarks in Senate Bankruptcy: amend laws relative to modification of certain mortgages on principal residences, 11657 Mortgages Consumers: protect from certain practices in connection with the origination of consumer credit transactions secured by the consumer's principal dwelling (S. 863), 11663 Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11654-11687 Mortgages Credit: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11655 Housing costs and financing Mortgages Credit: require mortgage service companies to issue warnings to homeowners about mortgage foreclosure scams, 11663 Home ownership Mortgages Dept. of HUD: HOPE for Homeowners loan program eligibility requirements, 11661 Home ownership Housing costs and financing 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 Mortgages Dept. of the Treasury: remove requirement to liquidate warrants if Troubled Asset Relief Program funds are returned by financial institutions, 11654 Housing costs and financing Financial institutions: require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party, 11654 Mortgages Homeless Assistance Act: clarify definition of homeless, 11664 11666 Low-income housing Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 Low-income housing Neighborhood Stabilization Program: provide foreclosure prevention assistance to families threatened with foreclosure and permit Statewide funding competition in minimum allocation States, 11655 Mortgages 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 Mortgages H. Rept. 111-98 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 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 Mortgages S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 S. 896, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, 11667-11687 HUMAN RIGHTS Human rights Remarks in House Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: human rights violations, 11733 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Law enforcement: recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions (H. Res. 14), 11826-11829 11834 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 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Justice: impact of closing detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 Texts of H. Res. 14, recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions, 11826 HUNGER Hunger and malnutrition Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: tribute to 'Witness to Hunger' exhibit, 11652 HURRICANES Hurricanes Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission (see H.R. 2269), 11876 Remarks in House Health: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 IDAHO Idaho E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 IEEE (ORGANIZATION) Bills and resolutions 'IEEE Engineering the Future' Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 413), 11878 ILITCH, MICHAEL AND MARIAN Remarks in House Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc.: anniversary, 11889 ILLINOIS Illinois Tributes Durbin, Senator, 11658 IMMIGRATION Immigration Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see H.R. 2282), 11877 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 Social Security: exclude from creditable wages income earned by aliens for services illegally performed in the U.S. or derived from an illegal trade or business (see H.R. 2287), 11877 Remarks in House Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, 11883 Employment: extend the E-verify program for employment eligibility verification, 11735 Human rights: recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions (H. Res. 14), 11826-11829 11834 Law enforcement: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 Remarks in Senate 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 Travel and tourism: establish a nonprofit corporation to communicate U.S. entry policies and otherwise promote leisure, business, and scholarly travel to the U.S. (S. 1023), 11650-11892 Texts of H. Res. 14, recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions, 11826 S. 991, English Language Unity Act, 11724 IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see H.R. 2282), 11877 Remarks in House Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 INCOME Business income Dvidends and interest income Household income Personal and family income Wages and salaries Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a compensation fund to make payments to qualified World War II veterans on the basis of certain qualifying service (see H.R. 2270). 11876 Investments: establish and provide for treatment of individual development accounts (see H.R. 1234), 11876 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 Social Security: exclude from creditable wages income earned by aliens for services illegally performed in the U.S. or derived from an illegal trade or business (see H.R. 2287), 11877 Social Security: provide that an employee not otherwise covered for benefit purposes may irrevocably elect to have employment treated as so covered and subject to Social Security taxes (see H.R. 2286), 11877 Taxation: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (see H.R. 2284), 11877 Taxation: establish and provide for the treatment of Individual Development Accounts (see S. 985), 11715 Letters Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act: Financial Literacy Month: President Obama, 11888 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Remarks in House Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Financial Literacy Month: designate (H. Res. 357), 11886 Taxation: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (H.R. 2284), 11842 Remarks in Senate 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 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of S. 988, SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act, 11720-11722 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Computers Information services and systems Bills and resolutions 'IEEE Engineering the Future' Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 413), 11878 Gambling: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Gambling: provide for Dept. of the Treasury licensing of Internet gambling, consumer protections, and enforcement of the tax code (see H.R. 2267), 11876 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 Taxation: regulate and tax Internet gambling (see H.R. 2268), 11876 INSURANCE Insurance Bills and resolutions Children and youth: require coverage of preventive care for children (see H.R. 2292), 11877 Medicare: eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests (see H.R. 2291), 11877 Medicare: eliminate disparities in breast cancer treatment through development of a uniform set of treatmentperformance measures for a quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system (see H.R. 2279), 11877 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: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 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 Remarks in Senate Children and youth: support health, nutrition, and education programs, 11652 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11707 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 INTELLIGENCE SERVICES Intelligence services 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 Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members serving at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 Burke, Don: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee. 11890 Dennehy, Sean P.: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee, 11890 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 11736 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Remarks in Senate National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 INTERNATIONAL LAW International law Remarks in House Merchant marine industry: arm vessels and crews against piracy, 11734 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 INTERNATIONAL PROTECTING GIRLS BY PREVENTING CHILD MARRIAGE ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 987), 11715 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 987), 11718 Texts of S. 987, provisions, 11718-11719 INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS Remarks in House Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS International relations Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: human rights violations, 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 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Homeland Security: impact of visa application process on transnational academic collaboration, 11709 Georgia (country): condemn statements and actions of Russia that undermine territorial integrity, 11697 INTERSTATE COMMERCE Interstate commerce Bills and resolutions Gambling: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Gambling: 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 INVESTMENTS Investments Amendments Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11656 Articles and editorials Probe Yourselves, 11836 Bills and resolutions Individual development accounts: establish and provide for treatment (see H.R. 1234), 11876 SBA: establish a temporary program to assist small business concerns by decreasing interest payments for certain loans (see H.R. 2281), 11877 Taxation: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (see H.R. 2284), 11877 Letters Financial Literacy Month: President Obama, 11888 Require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party: several consumer organizations, 11655 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Motions Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11660 11663 Remarks in House Congressional Commission on Financial Accountability and Preparedness: establish (H.R. 2111), 11835 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 Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Financial Literacy Month, designate (H. Res. 357), 11886 Taxation: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (H.R. 2284), 11842 Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 11657 Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11654-11687 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 Dept. of the Treasury: remove requirement to liquidate warrants if Troubled Asset Relief Program funds are returned by financial institutions, 11654 Housing: require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party, 11654 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 S. 896, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, 11667-11687 INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY (PUBLICATION) Articles and editorials Probe Yourselves, 11836 IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Iran Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Remarks in House Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 ISRAEL, STATE OF Israel Remarks in House 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 JEWS Jews Remarks in House 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 JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION Remarks in House Chicago Community Loan Fund (organization): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Mac-Arthur Award for Creative Effective Institutions recipient, 11884 JOHNSON, STEVEN P. Remarks in House American Hospital Association: Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 KENT, IAN Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 KING KAMEHAMEHA 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 KING, ELIZABETH LEE Reports filed Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of Defense for Legislative Affairs: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 KITTLE, DAVID G. Letters Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11741 KNISLEY, ROBERT Remarks in House Tribute, 11883 KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF Korea, North Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Remarks in House Human rights: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Human rights: violations, 11733 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 LABOR UNIONS Labor unions Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 LANGUAGES Language use and ability Languages and linguistics Bills and resolutions English language: declare as national language of U.S. (see S. 992), 11715 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 Remarks in Senate English language: declare as national language of U.S. (S. 992), 11724 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 Texts of S. 991, English Language Unity Act, 11724 S. 992, National Language Act, 11724 LAS VEGAS, NV Las Vegas, Nev. Remarks in Senate West Prep School: tribute, 11658 LAW ENFORCEMENT Law enforcement Bills and resolutions Courts: establish a meaningful opportunity for parole or similar release for child offenders sentenced to life in prison (see H.R. 2289), 11877 Gambling: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members serving at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 Dept. of Justice: establish a National White Collar Crime Center grants program (H.R. 1292), 11834 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 FBI: authorize additional appropriations to enhance ability to stop mortgage fraud, 11833 Florham Park, NJ: tribute to Police Unity Tour, 11885 Human rights: recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions (H. Res. 14), 11826-11829 11834 Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 Merchant marine industry: arm vessels and crews against piracy, 11734 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 11736 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 Remarks in Senate 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 Families and domestic relations: prohibit States from charging child support recipients for the collection of child support (S. 335), 11658 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 Texts of H. Res. 14, recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions, 11826 S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Police Remarks in House Florham Park, NJ: tribute to Police Unity Tour, 11885 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 LEAVES OF ABSENCE Furloughs and leaves Granted House of Representatives, 11874 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT Congress Remarks in House Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 LEONHARDT, JACK Remarks in House Tribute, 11883 LEWIS, KEITH Remarks in House Tribute, 11848 LITTLE CAESARS ENTERPRISES, INC. Remarks in House Anniversary, 11889 LOBBYISTS Lobbying Remarks in House Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 LOCAL GOVERNMENT Local government Bills and resolutions Children and youth: establish or expand and operate programs using a network of public and private community entities to provide mentoring for children in foster care (see S. 986), 11715 Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (see H.R. 2280), 11877 Dept. of Justice: reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see H.R. 2282), 11877 Remarks in House Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (H.R. 2280), 11883 Health: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 National Foster Care Month: designate (H. Res. 391), 11753-11755 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 Remarks in Senate Neighborhood Stabilization Program: provide foreclosure prevention assistance to families threatened with foreclosure and permit Statewide funding competition in minimum allocation States, 11655 Texts of H. Res. 391, National Foster Care Month, 11753 LOUISIANA Louisiana Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission (see H.R. 2269), 11876 Remarks in Senate Louisiana HonorAir (organization): tribute, 11712 LOUISIANA HONORAIR (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in Senate Tribute, 11712 LUNSFORD, KELBY Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 MAGNA, UT Magna, Utah Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: authorize participation in Magna Water District water reuse and groundwater recharge project (see S. 745), 11876 MAINE Maine Remarks in Senate Cadillac Mountain Sports (business): Ellsworth, ME, Area Chamber of Commerce Top Drawer Award recipient, 11712 MANSFIELD, OH Mansfield, Ohio Remarks in House Rotary Club of Mansfield: tribute to McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts Tributes Frank, Representative, 11861 MCMILLAN, CHARLES Letters Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11749 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Congress Bills and resolutions Ford, Gerald R.: tribute (see H. Res. 409), 11878 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Remarks in House Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 Kemp, Jack F.: tribute (H. Res. 401), 11755-11765 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 11880 Votes, position on missed: Pascrell, 11881 Texts of H. Res. 401, tribute to Jack F. Kemp, 11755 Tributes Durbin, Senator, 11658 Frank, Representative, 11861 MENTAL HEALTH Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Bills and resolutions Health: establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and prevent obesity and eating disorders (see S. 1503), 11876 MERCHANT MARINE INDUSTRY Merchant marine Remarks in House Shipping industry: arm vessels and crews against piracy, 11734 MEXICO, UNITED STATES OF Mexico Remarks in House Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 MIAMI, FL Miami, Fla. Remarks in House Bruce W. Carter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center: dedication, 11886 MICHIGAN Michigan Bills and resolutions Ford, Gerald R.: tribute (see H. Res. 409), 11878 MIDDLE EAST Middle East Bills and resolutions Crime: 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 Palestinians: 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 MIDLAND, MI Midland, Mich. Remarks in House Sports: tribute to Midland Northstars hockey team, 11882 MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY Bills and resolutions Designate (see S. Res. 135), 11715 Remarks in Senate Designate (S. Res. 135), 11731 Texts of S. Res. 135, designate, 11726 11731 MINORITIES Minority groups Bills and resolutions 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 Remarks in House Credit: protect homebuyers from predatory mortgage lending practices, 11856-11863 MISSISSIPPI Mississippi Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission (see H.R. 2269), 11876 MISSOURI Missouri Remarks in House Courter, Taylor: Eagle Scout Award recipient, 11882 MOJAVE, CA Mojave, Calif. Bills and resolutions Intermediate Space Challenge: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 411), 11878 MONEY Money Letters Financial Literacy Month: President Obama, 11888 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Remarks in House Financial Literacy Month: designate (H. Res. 357), 11886 MONTUORE, PATRICK P. Remarks in House Florham Park, NJ: tribute to Police Unity Tour, 11885 MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS Monuments and memorials National monuments Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: unveiling of bust of Sojourner Truth in the Capitol rotunda, 11656 Louisiana HonorAir (organization): tribute, 11712 MORIAL, MARC H. Addresses Community Reinvestment Act Impact on Housing Industry, 11862 MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION Letters Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11741 MORTGAGE REFORM AND ANTI-PREDATORY LENDING ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (H.R. 1728): consideration (see H. Res. 400), 11876 Letters Provisions: Charles McMillan, National Association of REALTORS, 11749 Provisions: John A. Courson and David G. Kittle, Mortgage Bankers Association, 11741 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 1728), 11733 11735 11741-11753 11834 Housing: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11746 Housing: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 NeighborWorks America (organization): provide funding for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities, 11751 Truth in Lending Act: establish requirements for providing negatively amortizing mortgage loans to first-time borrowers, 11747 consideration (H. Res. 400), 11736-11741 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1728, Provisions: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 406) (H. Rept. 111-98), 11876 H. Rept. 111-98 Texts of H. Res. 400, consideration of H.R. 1728, provisions, 11736 MOTOR VEHICLES Motor transportation Bills and resolutions Taxation: allow a business credit for the acquisition of fleet vehicles (see H.R. 2285), 11877 Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 11657 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 NACHT, MICHAEL Reports filed Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Letters Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11749 NATIONAL ASTHMA AND ALLERGY AWARENESS MONTH Bills and resolutions Designate (see H. Res. 407), 11877 NATIONAL BOATING DAY Bills and resolutions Observance (see S. Res. 199), 11878 NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS WEEK Bills and resolutions Goals and ideals: support (see S. Res. 134), 11715 Remarks in Senate Goals and ideals: support (S. Res. 134), 11730 Texts of S. Res. 134, support goals and ideals, 11725 11731 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Remarks in House Observance, 11843 11847 NATIONAL DAY TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY Bills and resolutions Goals and ideals: support (see H. Res. 412), 11878 NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH Remarks in House Designate (H. Res. 391), 11753-11755 Texts of H. Res. 391, designate, 11753 NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH National Institutes of Health Bills and resolutions Diseases: support research and public awareness activities relative to inflammatory bowel disease (see S. 981), 11876 NATIONAL LANGUAGE ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 992), 11715 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 992), 11724 Texts of S. 992, provisions, 11724 NATIONAL OBJECTIVES National goals Bills and resolutions Health: establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and prevent obesity and eating disorders (see S. 1503), 11876 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Letters Financial Literacy Month: President Obama, 11888 Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Remarks in House Capitol Building and Grounds: conversion of Capitol Power Plant from coal to natural gas, 11734 Conservation of energy: impact of energy-efficient weatherization technologies and appliances in buildings, 11734 Consumers Union: opinion poll results relative to national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11733 Economy: promote economic recovery through green jobs and infrastructure, 11869-11874 Financial Literacy Month: designate (H. Res. 357), 11886 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 Power resources: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11707 Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 NATIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT WEEK Bills and resolutions Designate (see S. Res. 133), 11715 Remarks in Senate Designate (S. Res. 133), 11730 Texts of S. Res. 133, designate, 11725 11730 NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT Bills and resolutions Children and youth: expand access to healthy after-school meals for school children in working families (see S. 990), 11715 NATIONAL SECURITY National defense Security 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 Military forces assessments Voluntary military service E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members serving at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 Armed services Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Missile defense systems Missiles Dept. of Defense: funding, 11854 Defense budgets and appropriations Dept. of Defense: national missile defense system funding, 11852-11856 Defense budgets and appropriations Missile defense systems Foreign aid: make assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan conditional, 11734 Foreign policy: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 Henry, Cray: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal nominee, 11888 Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 Border security Immigration: extend the E-verify program for employment eligibility verification, 11735 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Power resources: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 Energy security Terrorism: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 11736 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Homeland Security: impact of visa application process on transnational academic collaboration, 11709 Dept. of Justice: impact of closing detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 Terrorism: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Remarks in House Bartow County, GA: anniversary of DAR Etowah chapter, 11736 NATIONAL SPEED SPORT NEWS (PUBLICATION) Remarks in House Anniversary, 11844 NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11694 NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK Remarks in House Observance, 11889 NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE Addresses Community Reinvestment Act Impact on Housing Industry, 11862 NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK Bills and resolutions Goals and ideals: support (see S. Res. 144), 11877 NATURAL GAS Natural gas and gas industry E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in House Capitol Building and Grounds: conversion of Capitol Power Plant from coal to natural gas, 11734 Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 NEIGHBOR WORKS AMERICA (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Real estate: provide funding for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities, 11751 NEVADA Nevada Remarks in Senate Las Vegas, NV: tribute to West Prep School, 11658 NEW BLOOMINGTON, OH New Bloomington, Ohio Remarks in House Buck, John: Ohio Livestock Coalition Environmental Stewardship Award recipient, 11880 NEW JERSEY New Jersey Remarks in House Florham Park, NJ: tribute to Police Unity Tour, 11885 NEW YORK (STATE) New York State Articles and editorials Jack Kemp, My Teacher, 11758 My Friend Jack Kemp, 11757 Remarks in House Buffalo, NY: anniversary of Audubon Society chapter, 11882 Coram, NY: anniversary of Coram Fire Dept., 11880 Coram, NY: anniversary of Longwood School District, 11884 Kemp, Jack F.: tribute (H. Res. 401), 11755-11765 Texts of H. Res. 401, tribute to Jack F. Kemp, 11755 NEWS MEDIA Mass media Bills and resolutions 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 National Speed Sport News (publication): anniversary, 11844 NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota Bills and resolutions Floods: commend efforts of people fighting floods (see S. Res. 132), 11715 11877 Remarks in Senate Floods: commend efforts of people fighting floods (S. Res. 132), 11730 Texts of S. Res. 132, commend efforts of people fighting floods in North Dakota, 11725 11730 NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACT Remarks in House Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear power Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 NUCLEAR WEAPONS Nuclear weapons Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Foreign countries: proliferation, 11850 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 O'BRIAN, BRANDON Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 OHIO Ohio Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 OHIO LIVESTOCK COALITION Remarks in House Buck, John: Ohio Livestock Coalition Environmental Stewardship Award recipient, 11880 OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Remarks in House Edmond, OK: Keystone Adventure School and Farm recipient of EPA President's Environmental Youth Award, 11888 OMNIBUS CRIME CONTROL AND SAFE STREETS ACT Remarks in House Dept. of Justice: establish a National White Collar Crime Center grants program (H.R. 1292), 11834 PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANS Pacific Island Americans Remarks in House Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, 11883 PAKISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Pakistan Remarks in House Foreign aid: make assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan conditional, 11734 PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION Remarks in House 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 PALESTINIANS Palestinians Remarks in House 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 PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Burke, Don: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee, 11890 Dennehy, Sean P.: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee, 11890 Henry, Cray: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal nominee, 11888 PATENTS Patents Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: recognize vital role family readiness volunteers play in supporting service members and their families (see H. Res. 408), 11878 Remarks in House Armed Forces: recognize vital role family readiness volunteers play in supporting service members and their families (H. Res. 408), 11885 Patent and Trademark Office: tribute to National Trademark Expo, 11881 PATRIOTISM Bills and resolutions Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration (see S.J. Res. 15), 11715 PEACE International military forces Peace Movements Remarks in House NATO: reassess U.S. membership, 11650-11892 Remarks in Senate Georgia (country): condemn statements and actions of Russia that undermine territorial integrity, 11697 PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania Remarks in House Johnson, Steven P.: American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 PENSIONS Pensions Bills and resolutions Social Security: provide that an employee not otherwise covered for benefit purposes may irrevocably elect to have employment treated as so covered and subject to Social Security taxes (see H.R. 2286), 11877 PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Transmittals Alaska: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 11878 Nevada: Taiwan participation in WHO, 11878 Washington: low-interest loans to small businesses providing transportation services and assist such businesses with high fuel costs, 11878 PETROLEUM Petroleum and petroleum industry E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 PHARMACEUTICALS Pharmaceutical industry Bills and resolutions Medicare: eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests (see H.R. 2291), 11877 PHILADELPHIA, PA Philadelphia, Pa. Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: tribute to 'Witness to Hunger' exhibit, 11652 POLITICAL PARTIES Political parties Remarks in House Presidential appointments: process for selecting Supreme Court nominees, 11842 POLITICAL SCIENCE Political science Remarks in Senate Anchorage, AK: tribute to West Anchorage High School for participation in We the People . . . The Citizen and the Constitution competition, 11711 POLLUTION Environmental pollution and control Remarks in House EPA: release of endangerment findings on greenhouse gases and proposed regulation under the Clean Air Act, 11734 Power resources: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 PORRAS, ELIZABETH Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11889 POVERTY Poverty Addresses Community Reinvestment Act Impact on Housing Industry: Marc H. Morial, National Urban League, 11862 Bills and resolutions Education: repeal ineffective or unnecessary programs to restore focus of Federal programs on quality preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary programs for disadvantaged or disabled students (see H.R. 2274), 11876 Investments: establish and provide for treatment of individual development accounts (see H.R. 1234), 11876 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 Letters Community Reinvestment Act impact on housing industry: Ben Bernanke, FRS, 11862 Remarks in House Community Reinvestment Act: impact, 11856-11863 Consumers Union: opinion poll results relative to national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11733 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: tribute to 'Witness to Hunger' exhibit, 11652 Children and youth: support health, nutrition, and education programs, 11652 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11707 Homeless Assistance Act: clarify definition of homeless, 11664 11666 Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 POWER RESOURCES Energy resources Bills and resolutions EPA: waive lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements for renewable fuel production (see S. 943), 11877 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 Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in House Capitol Building and Grounds: conversion of Capitol Power Plant from coal to natural gas, 11734 Conservation of energy: impact of energy-efficient weatherization technologies and appliances in buildings, 11734 EPA: release of endangerment findings on greenhouse gases and proposed regulation under the Clean Air Act, 11734 National objectives: energy policy, 11734 National objectives: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 Remarks in Senate National objectives: energy policy, 11651 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 PRAYERS Prayers Remarks in House National Day of Prayer: observance, 11843 11847 PRESCOTT, TANIA Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11891 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (BARACK OBAMA) Obama, Barack (2009-2017) Bills and resolutions Middle East: direct the President to transmit a report to Congress on anti-American incitement to violence (see H.R. 2278), 11876 Letters Financial Literacy Month, 11888 Remarks in House Civil liberties: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 National Day of Prayer: observance, 11843 11847 Presidential appointments: process for selecting Supreme Court nominees, 11842 PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Udall, Senator Tom, 11650 PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS Presidential appointments Civilian Dept. of HHS: nominations confirmed, 11732 Dept. of HHS: nominations, 11731 Dept. of HUD: nominations confirmed, 11731 Dept. of Homeland Security: nominations confirmed, 11732 Dept. of Homeland Security: nominations, 11731 Dept. of Labor: nominations, 11731 Dept. of State: nominations confirmed, 11732 Dept. of State: nominations, 11731 Dept. of the Interior: nominations, 11731 Dept. of the Treasury: nominations confirmed, 11732 Executive Office of the President: nominations confirmed, 11732 Eximbank: nominations confirmed, 11732 Foreign Service: nominations confirmed, 11732 Military Air Force: nominations, 11731 Remarks in House Supreme Court: process for selecting nominees, 11842 Remarks in Senate Nominations: considered and confirmed en bloc, 11729 Reports filed Air Force Nominations: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Army Nominations: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Marine Corps Nominations: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Navy Nominations: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Nomination of Elizabeth Lee King To Be Assistant Sec. of Defense for Legislative Affairs: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Nomination of Ines R. Triay To Be Assistant Sec. of Energy for Environmental Management: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Nomination of Jo-Ellen Darcy To Be Assistant Sec. of the Army for Public Works, 11714 Nomination of Mic