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Water International, ISSN 0250-8060, 09/2010, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp. 350 - 364
It is commonly believed that only upstream riparians can harm downstream riparians by affecting the quantity or quality of water flow to them.  It is not... 
international water law | foreclosure of future uses | riparian states | Danube River | Nile River | the World Bank | The world bank | Foreclosure of future uses | Nile river | Danube river | Riparian states | International water law | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | WATERCOURSES CONVENTION | WATER RESOURCES | Upstream | Water flow | Cooperation | Claiming
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Journal of Housing Research, ISSN 1052-7001, 1/1996, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 243 - 258
This article makes the case for using index-based futures and options driven by region-specific movements in house prices as the basis for hedging mortage... 
Futures markets | Investment risk | Real estate financing | Mortgage loans | Deferred expenses | Credit risk | Interest rate risk | Financial portfolios | Real estate markets | Foreclosures
Journal Article
McClatchy - Tribune Business News, 09/2009
In the interim, we've got to ensure that the property is safe and secure and maintained in good condition. Because of its great location, I am hopeful this... 
Residential buildings | Foreclosure | Municipal government | Site planning
Newspaper Article
The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, ISSN 0895-5638, 1/2014, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp. 1 - 15
Expectations of housing prices play an important role in real estate research. Despite their importance, obtaining a reasonable proxy for such expectations is... 
Mortgage default | Finance/Investment/Banking | House price expectation | Housing futures | Housing expectation | Economics / Management Science | Regional/Spatial Science | Real estate futures | MARKET | BUSINESS, FINANCE | POLICY | URBAN STUDIES | ECONOMICS | DELAY | DEFAULT | FORECLOSURE | Price indexes | Futures | Analysis | Mortgages | Studies | Futures trading | Default | Housing prices
Journal Article
Hartford Courant, ISSN 1047-4153, 03/2013
  PURCHASER OF BANQUET FACILITY MAY PUT BUILDING TO DIFFERENT USE; FORECLOSURE AUCTION Since the 1970s, La Renaissance's grand entrance and chandelier have... 
Retailing industry | Foreclosure
Newspaper Article
06/2008
Congressional committees | Pollution control | Department of Agriculture | Business and industry | Labor law | Afton, Tenn | D.C | Tax incentives | Bureau of Reclamation | Bureau of Indian Affairs | Child abuse & neglect | Education discrimination | Wildlife conservation | Rural areas | Tariffs | Banking | Banking industry | Judicial process | California | Ashe County, NC | Centers for Disease Control & Prevention--CDC | Bridges | Charities | Federal Bureau of Investigation--FBI | Department of Housing & Urban Development--HUD | Environmental Protection Agency--EPA | Everett, Wash. State | Connecticut | Crime | Taiwan | Federal aid | Tax shelters | Drugs | Ford, Gerald R. (1974 Remarks in House relative to Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12614-12616 Texts of H.R. 6085, Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA. 12614 FOREIGN AID Foreign assistance Remarks in House Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12638 Remarks in Senate Burma: express sympathy and pledge support to victims of cyclone, 12563 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Foreign relations Remarks in House Foreign trade: expand to promote job creation and economic growth, 12591 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12638 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act: anniversaiy, 12591 Stanishev, Sergei: U.S. visit, 12591 Remarks in Senate Burma: express sympathy and pledge support to victims of cyclone, 12563 Japan: U.S. visit by parliamentarians, 12563 FOREIGN POLICY Foreign relations Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay. Cuba (see H.R. 6274). 12660 Power resources: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Letters Iran Diplomatic Accountability Act: Jim Fine, Friends Committee on National Legislation, 12674 Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq, 12664 Foreign trade: expand to promote job creation and economic growth. 12591 Iran: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy for the purpose of easing tensions and normalizing relations between the U.S. and Iran (H.R. 5056), 12674 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12638 Power resources: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278), 12665 Stanishev, Sergei: U.S. visit, 12591 Remarks in Senate Japan: U.S. visit by parliamentarians. 12563 FOREIGN TRADE Foreign trade Trade regulation Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12591 12592 12638 12666 Animals: treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under certain regulations governing illegal trade or possession of wildlife (H.R. 2964). 12592-12596 Economy: expand to promote job creation and economic growth, 12591 Foreign trade promotion Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12595 12598 Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12553 Treaties and agreements: impact of trade agreements on employment and the economy. 12565 Trade agreements Reports filed Captive Primate Safety Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 2964) (H. Rept. 110-712). 12660 H. Rept. 110-712 Texts of H.R. 2964, CAptive Primate Safety Act. 12592 FOREST SERVICE Forest Service Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest to Jefferson County, MT, for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702), 12596 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept.110-713). 12660 Texts of H.R. 3702. Montana Cemetery Act. 12596 FORESTS Forests and forestry Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Bea-verhead-Decrlodge National Forest to Jefferson County. MT. for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702). 12596 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713), 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702, Montana Cemetery Act, 12596 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Fount Balley, Calif. Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Texts of H. Res. 1199, Orange County Water District anniversary, 12601 FOWLER, WILLIAM J. Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire, 12670 Remarks in House Tribute, 12670 FRANCE, REPUBLIC OF France Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12591 12592 12638 12666 Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 FRIENDS COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL LEGISLATION Letters Iran Diplomatic Accountability Act. 12674 FUTCH, JEFFERSON D., III Remarks in House Tribute, 12672 GALLAGHER, JOHN P. Remarks in House John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 12612 12614 Texts of H.R. 6150, John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH, 12613 GARCIA, HECTOR P. Remarks in House Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188). 12627-12633 Texts of S. 188. revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia, 12627 GONZALEZ, RAQUEL Remarks in House Tribute. 12665 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Government Accountability Office Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS Administrative law and procedure Government and business Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129), 12660 Energy regulation Financial regulation Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183), 12660 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Dept. of HHS: require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs (H.R. 5876). consideration (see H. Res. 1276). 12660 Housing regulation Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Energy regulation Financial regulation Remarks in House Animals: treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under certain regulations governing illegal trade or possession of wildlife (H.R. 2964), 12592-12596 Agricultural policies Environmental regulation Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278). 12665 Energy regulation Financial regulation Remarks in Senate Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127). 12568 Reports filed Captive Primate Safety Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 2964) (H. Rept. 110-712). 12660 H. Rept. 110-712 Consideration of H.R. 5876, Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1276) (H. Rept. 110-717). 12660 Housing regulation H. Rept. 110-717 Texts of H.R. 2964, Captive Primate Safety Act, 12592 GOVERNMENT--U.S. Government Remarks in House Budget: deficit. 12644-12649 Budget: extend pay-as-you-go requirement (H.R. 2686). 12643-12649 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12639 HAWTHORNE, DENNIS Remarks in House Tribute. 12664 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Hazardous substances Remarks in Senate Safety: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127). 12568 HEALTH Medical economics Medical regulation Medicine Amendments Indian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend (H.R. 1328), 12662 12663 Bills and resolutions Dept. of HHS: enhance public health activities relative to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death (see S. 3142). 12579 Births Pediatrics Public health Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (see S. 3178), 12660 Dentists and dentistry Veterans health facilities and services Diseases: increase housing, awareness, and navigation demonstration services (HANDS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (see S. 2950), 12660 Autism Insurance: provide for the offering of health benefit plans to individuals and increase funding and promote best practice protocols for State high risk health insurance pools (see H.R. 6280), 12660 Health insurance Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (see S. 3144), 12579 Dentists and dentistry Medical supplies and equipment Medicare Prosthetic devices Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032). 12660 Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281). 12660 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288), 12660 Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organizations, 12569 Medicaid Medicare Pediatrics Remarks in House Budget: allocation of funds, 12645-12649 Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (H.R. 6277), 12664 Dentists and dentistry Veterans health facilities and services New Haven, CT: anniversary of American Red Cross chapter. 12671 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 12639 Remarks in Senate Congress: participation in the Congressional Health Screenings. 12570 Medical examinations and tests Dept. of HHS: establish an Office of Men's Health (S. 640). 12570 Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127), 12568 Laboratories Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics orthotics, and supplies (S. 3144). 12581-12584 Dentists and dentistry Medical supplies and equipment Medicare Prosthetic devices National Men's Health Week: observance (S. Res. 585), 12585 Texts of S. 3144, Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act, 12581-12583 Medicare S. 3312. Public Health Emergency Response Act. 12550-12678 Emergency medical services Public health S. Res. 585. National Men's Health Week. 12586 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES Health facilities administration Health facilities and services Amendments Indian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend (H.R. 1328). 12662 12663 HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Medical personnel Amendments Indian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend (H.R. 1328), 12662 12663 Remarks in House New Haven, CT: anniversary of American Red Cross chapter. 12671 HEROISM Awards, medals and prizes Military awards, decorations, and medals Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq, 12664 Brown. Monica L.: tribute (H. Con. Res. 320). 12626 HIGHLAND, IL Highland, Ill. Remarks in House Highland High School: tribute to baseball team, 12667 HISPANIC AMERICANS Hispanic Americans Remarks in House Rodriguez. Juan A. (Chi-Chi): tribute (H. Res. 1029). 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029, tribute to Juan A. (Chi-Chi) Rodriguez, 12610 HISTORY History Remarks in House Afton, TN: tribute to Chuckey-Doak Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12664 American Religious History Week: designate (H. Res. 888), 12649-12658 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219). 12608-12610 Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (H. Res. 1237), 12616-12619 Mosheim, TN: tribute to Mosheim Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12667 Remarks in Senate Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (S. Res. 584), 12585 Texts of H. Res. 1219, support goals and ideals of Flag Day. 12608 H. Res. 1237. Juneteenth Independence Day, 12616 S. Res. 584, Juneteenth Independence Day, 12585 HOSANG, VINCENT Remarks in House Tribute, 12671 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Designated Speaker pro tempore Larsen, Representative, 12588 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 12590 Prayers Coughlin. Daniel P., 12590 Remarks in House Legislative program. 12589 Parliamentary inquiry. 12596 Point of order, 12603 12605 Votes, position on missed: Braley, 12673 Votes, position on missed: Conyers 12638 Votes, position on missed: Higgins, 12664 Votes, position on missed: Kind. 12673 Votes, position on missed: Rush. 12678 Remarks in Senate Congress: participation in the Congressional Health Screenings, 12570 Reports Status of the Budget: Committee on the Budget (House), 12640-12642 HOUSING Housing Housing regulation Bills and resolutions Diseases: increase housing, awareness, and navigation demonstration services (HANDS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (see S. 2950), 12660 U.S. Housing Act: repeal certain provisions relative to public housing disaster funds (see H.R. 6276). 12660 Low-income housing Remarks in Senate Vermont: tribute to Vermont State Housing Authority. 12567 HOUSTON, TX Houston, Tex. Remarks in House Texas Southern University: tribute to establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (H. Res. 31). 12633-12635 Texts of H. Res. 31, tribute to Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy, 12633 HUMAN RIGHTS Human rights Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 HURRICANES Hurricanes Remarks in Senate Burma: express sympathy and pledge support to victims of cyclone. 12563 ILLINOIS Illinois Remarks in House Highland, IL: tribute to Highland High School baseball team, 12667 IMMIGRATION Immigration Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels. 12591 IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 9/11 COMMISSION ACT Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716). 12660 H. Rept. 110-716 INCOME Business income Dvidends and interest income Household income Personal and family income Wages and salaries Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: change method for determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program (see H.R. 6287), 12660 Income Federal employees: ensure that at least two-thirds of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave (H.R. 5781), consideration (see H. Res. 1277). 12660 Income Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032), 12660 Income Taxation: provide individuals relief from the alternative minimum tax (see H.R. 6275), 12660 Income Cloture motions Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), motion to proceed, 12562 Income Letters Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act: several corporations, 12551 Income Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Income Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049). motion to proceed, 12550-12553 12554 12558-12563 Income Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749). 12556-12558 12565 12567 Income Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749). unanimous-consent request. 12550 Income Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 5781, Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1277) (H. Rept. 110-718), 12660 Income H. Rept. 110-718 Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H.R. 5781) (H. Rept. 110-624), 12660 Income H. Rept. 110-624 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Federal independent agencies Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 INDIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT Amendments Revise and extend (H.R. 1328). 12662 12663 INFLATION Inflation Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143), 12579 Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology, 12675 INSURANCE Insurance Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (see S. 3178), 12660 FEMA: provide for adequate progress on the construction of a flood protection system and offset sixty percent of the system cost with Federal, State, or local funds (see H.R. 6285), 12660 Health: provide for the offering of health benefit plans to individuals and increase funding and promote best practice protocols for State high risk health insurance pools (see H.R. 6280), 12660 Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (see S. 3144). 12579 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288). 12660 Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organizations. 12569 Remarks in House Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (H.R. 6277), 12664 Remarks in Senate Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (S. 3144), 12581-12584 Texts of S. 3144. Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act, 12581-12583 INTELLIGENCE SERVICES Intelligence services Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS Foreign economic relations Remarks in Senate Foreign trade: impact of trade agreements on employment and the economy. 12565 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS International relations Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay. Cuba (see H.R. 6274). 12660 Special Olympics: anniversary (see H. Res. 1279), 12661 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Foreign trade Remarks in House Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act: anniversary, 12591 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION U.S. International Trade Commission Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC: President Bush, 12571 12607 INTERSTATE COMMERCE Interstate commerce Bills and resolutions Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see H.R. 6278). 12660 Remarks in House Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (H.R. 6278), 12676 INVESTMENTS Investments Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129), 12660 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183), 12660 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288), 12660 Remarks in House Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278). 12665 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). 12559 IOWA Iowa Remarks in House Disasters: impact of severe storms and flooding. 12673 Disasters: tribute to first responders and citizens for efforts responding to flooding. 12590 IOWA CITY, IA Iowa City, Iowa Remarks in House Iowa: tribute to First responders and citizens for efforts responding to flooding. 12590 IRAN DIPLOMATIC ACCOUNTABILITY ACT Letters Provisions: Jim Fine. Friends Committee on National Legislation. 12674 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5056), 12674 IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Iran Letters Iran Diplomatic Accountability Act: Jim Fine, Friends Committee on National Legislation, 12674 Remarks in House Foreign policy: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy for the purpose of easing tensions and normalizing relations between die U.S. and Iran (H.R. 5056), 12674 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 IRAQ, REPUBLIC OF Iraq Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq. 12664 Foreign policy: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12638 IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRY Iron and steel industry Bills and resolutions McConnell, John H.: tribute (see H. Res. 1280), 12661 ISRAEL, STATE OF Israel Remarks in House Independence: anniversary, 12589 12678 JAPAN Japan Remarks in Senate Foreign policy: U.S. visit by parliamentarians, 12563 JEFFERSON COUNTY, MT Jefferson County, Mont. Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Bea-verhead-Deerlodge National Forest to Jefferson County, MT, for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702), 12596 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713), 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702, Montana Cemetery Act, 12596 JEFFERSON, ANDREW L., JR. Remarks in House Texas Southern University: tribute to establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (H. Res. 31), 12633-12635 Texts of H. Res. 31, tribute to Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy, 12633 JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY Remarks in House Observance (H. Res. 1237), 12616-12619 Remarks in Senate Observance (S. Res. 584), 12585 Texts of H. Res. 1237, observance (H. Res. 1237), 12616 S. Res. 584, observance, 12585 KNOXVILLE (TN) NEWS SENTINEL Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire, 12670 KOONACE, CLARENCE E. Remarks in House Tribute, 12675 KOREAN WAR Korean War Remarks in House Korean War Veterans Association. Inc.: grant Federal charter (S. 1692). 12623-12627 Texts of S. 1692, grant Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Inc., 12623 KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, INC. Remarks in House Federal charter: grant (S. 1692), 12623-12627 Texts of S. 1692, grant Federal charter, 12623 LABOR UNIONS Labor unions Biographies Bieber. Michael. 12676 LAND USE Land use Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases, 12588 LAW ENFORCEMENT Law enforcement Bills and resolutions Dept. of HHS: require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs (H.R. 5876), consideration (see H. Res. 1276). 12660 Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143). 12579 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 5876, Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1276) (H. Rept. 110-717), 12660 H. Rept. 110-717 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Police Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143), 12579 LAWYERS AND ATTORNEYS Lawyers Remarks in House Texas Southern University: tribute to establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (H. Res. 31). 12633-12635 Remarks in Senate Taxation: allow deduction of attorney-advanced expenses and court costs in contingency fee cases. 12562 Texts of H. Res. 31, tribute to Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy, 12633 LEADVILLE MINE DRAINAGE TUNNEL REMEDIATION ACT Letters Provisions: Representative Oberstar, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), 12606 Provisions: Representative Rahall, Committee on Natural Resources (House), 12606 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5511), 12605 12606 Texts of H.R. 5511, provisions, 12605 LEADVILLE, CO Leadville, Colo. Letters Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Oberstar, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), 12606 Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Rahall, Committee on Natural Resources (House), 12606 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: remedy problems caused by a collapsed drainage tunnel in Leadville, CO (H.R. 5511), 12605 12606 Reports filed Bureau of Reclamation Remedy of Problems Caused by a Collapsed Drainage Tunnel in Leadville, CO: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5511) (H. Rept. 110-715), 12660 H. Rept. 110-715 Texts of H.R. 5511, Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act, 12605 LEAVES OF ABSENCE Furloughs and leaves Granted House of Representatives, 12658 LOCAL GOVERNMENT Local government Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143). 12579 FEMA: provide for adequate progress on the construction of a flood protection system and offset sixty percent of the system cost with Federal. State, or local funds (see H.R. 6285). 12660 Remarks in House Supreme Court: anniversary of Roc v. Wade decision. 12639 Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez. Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188). 12627-12633 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). 12559 Texts of S. 188, revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia, 12627 LOFTUS, JO-ANN Remarks in House Tribute, 12674 LOUISIANA Louisiana Remarks in House Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club, 12667 Remarks in Senate Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club. 12571 LOWE, SARAH Remarks in House Tribute, 12677 MALLARD, ERIN Privilege of the floor Senate. 12585 MAO, RENDY AND RENEE Remarks in House Tribute. 12665 MCCONNELL, JOHN H. Bills and resolutions Tribute (see H. Res. 1280). 12661 MCCRAW, HAROLD D., SR. Bills and resolutions Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building, Richmond, CA: designate (see H.R. 6286). 12660 MEDICARE DMEPOS COMPETITIVE ACQUISITION REFORM ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3144), 12579 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3144), 12581-12584 Texts of S. 3144, provisions, 12581-12583 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Congress Remarks in House Votes, position on missed: Braley, 12673 Votes, position on missed: Conyers. 12638 Votes, position on missed: Higgins, 12664 Votes, position on missed: Kind, 12673 Votes, position on missed: Rush, 12678 Remarks in Senate Committee oil the Judiciary (Senate): permission to meet while the Senate is in session, unaniinous-con-sent request. 12561 12562 MEMPHIS, TN Memphis, Tenn. Remarks in House Olivet Baptist Church: tribute to members visiting the District of Columbia, 12590 MENTAL HEALTH Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Bills and resolutions Diseases: increase housing, awareness, and navigation demonstration services (HANDS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (see S. 2950). 12660 MICHIGAN Michigan Biographies Bieber, Michael, 12676 Letters American Water Works Association presentation of Exemplary Source Water Protection Award to Davison, MI: Gary J. Zimmerman, American Water Works Association, 12678 Press releases City of Davison Source Water Protection Program Protecting Your Drinking Water Resources, 12678 Remarks in House Davison, MI: American Water Works Association Exemplary Source Water Protection Award recipient, 12677 Westland. Ml: anniversary of the Civitan Club of Westland. 12676 MIDDLE EAST Middle East Letters Iran Diplomatic Accountability Act: Jim Fine, Friends Committee on National Legislation. 12674 Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels, 12591 Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq, 12664 Iran: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy for the purpose of easing tensions and normalizing relations between the U.S. and Iran (H.R. 5056), 12674 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12638 Israel: independence anniversary, 12589 12678 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12595 12598 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Remarks in House Federal charter: grant (H.R. 5854), 12626 MILLERS CREEK, NC Millers Creek, NC Remarks in House West Wilkes High School: tribute to Electric Vehicle Challenge program, 12588 MINING AND MINERAL RESOURCES Mineral resources Mines and mining Letters Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Oberstar, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House). 12606 Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Rahall. Committee on Natural Resources (House). 12606 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: remedy problems caused by a collapsed drainage tunnel in Leadville, CO (H.R. 5511), 12605 12606 Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 Reports filed Bureau of Reclamation Remedy of Problems Caused by a Collapsed Drainage Tunnel in Leadville. CO: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5511) (H. Rept. 110-715), 12660 H. Rept. 110-715 Texts of H.R. 5511. Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act. 12605 MINNESOTA Minnesota Remarks in House Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans: tribute, 12668 MINNESOTA ASSISTANCE COUNCIL FOR VETERANS Remarks in House Tribute, 12668 MONROE COUNTY, MI Monroe County, Mich. Remarks in House Estep, Chuck: Cable in the Classroom (organization) Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award recipient, 12676 MONROE, LA Monroe, La. Remarks in House Monroe Rotary Club: anniversary, 12667 Remarks in Senate Monroe Rotary Club: anniversary, 12571 MONTANA CEMETERY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 3702), 12596 Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713), 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702, provisions, 12596 MORALITY AND ETHICS Ethics Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology, 12675 MOSHEIM, TN Mosheim, Tenn. Remarks in House Mosheim Middle School: tribute to participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12667 MOTOR VEHICLES Motor transportation Amendments EPA: accept, as part of a setdement, diesel emission reduction supplemental environmental projects (S. 2146), 12586 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: change method for determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program (see H.R. 6287), 12660 Taxation: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032). 12660 Remarks in House Millers Creek, NC: tribute to West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle Challenge program. 12588 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Remarks in Senate EPA: accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission reduction supplemental environmental projects (S. 2146), House amendment, 12586 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12553 Texts of S. 2146, EPA acceptance, as part of a settlement, of diesel emission reduction supplemental environmental projects. 12586 MUSEUMS Museums Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 NATIONAL BROADCASTING CO. (NBC) Bills and resolutions Russert. Timothy J.. Jr.: tribute {see II. Res. 1275). 12660 Remarks in House Russert. Timothy J.. Jr.: tribute (H. Res. 1275). 12619-12623 Texts of H. Res. 1275. tribute to Timothy J. Russert, Jr.. 12619 NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE U.S. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the U.S. Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716), 12660 H. Rept. 110-716 NATIONAL EMBLEMS National signs and symbols Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12597-12601 Texts of H. Res. 1247, support goals and ideals of American Eagle Day, 12597 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS National Endowment for the Arts Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Humanities Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 NATIONAL ETHNIC COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS Remarks in House Ellis Island Medal of Honor: tribute to recipients, 12668 NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE ACT Bills and resolutions FEMA: provide for adequate progress on the construction of a flood protection system and offset sixty percent of the system cost with Federal. State, or local funds (see H.R. 6285). 12660 NATIONAL FORESTS National forests Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest to Jefferson County, MT, for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702), 12596 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713). 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702. Montana Cemetery Act. 12596 NATIONAL HISTORY DAY (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Afton, TN: tribute to Chuckey-Doak Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12664 Mosheim, TN: tribute to Mosheim Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12667 NATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH WEEK Remarks in Senate Congress: participation in the Congressional Health Screenings, 12570 Observance (S. Res. 585), 12585 Texts of S. Res. 585, observance, 12586 NATIONAL OBJECTIVES National goals Bills and resolutions Health: provide for the offering of health benefit plans to individuals and increase funding and promote best practice protocols for State high risk health insurance pools (see H.R. 6280), 12660 Remarks in House Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12638 Power resources: national energy policy. 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE National Park Service Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 NATIONAL SECURITY National defense Security Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels. 12591 Armed services Military education and training Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq. 12664 Armed services Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 5658), earmark declaration, 12672 Defense budgets and appropriations Military personnel Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12638 Military forces assessments Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12595 12598 Energy security Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 Energy security Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 10-716), 12660 H. Rept. 10-716 NATIVE AMERICANS Native Americans Amendments Indian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend (H.R. 1328), 12662 12663 Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: restrict off-reservation gaming, 12550-12678 Indian reservations NATURAL GAS Natural gas and gas industry Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12550-12678 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases, 12588 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions. 12591 12602 Power resources: national energy policy. 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 NATURAL RESOURCES Natural resources Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Texts of H. Res. 1199, Orange County Water District anniversary, 12601 NEW HAVEN, CT New Haven, Conn. Remarks in House American Red Cross: anniversary of chapter, 12671 NEW MEXICO New Mexico Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Reports filed Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5710) (H. Rept. 110-714), 12660 H. Rept. 110-714 Texts of H.R. 5710, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act, 12604 NEWS MEDIA Mass media Bills and resolutions Russert. Timothy J.. Jr.: tribute (see H. Res. 1275), 12660 Remarks in House Public Radio Recognition Month: designate (H. Res. 1002), 12607-12610 Russert, Timothy J., Jr.: tribute (H. Res. 1275), 12619-12623 Texts of H. Res. 1002, Public Radio Recognition Month, 12607 H. Res. 1275, tribute to Timothy J. Russert, Jr., 12619 NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina Remarks in House Clemmons. NC: tribute to Clemmons Rotary Club organ donor program. 12588 Millers Creek. NC: tribute to West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle Challenge program. 12588 WKSK-Radio (West Jefferson. NC): anniversary. 12590 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP. Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12591 12592 12638 12666 Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear power Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 12553 OCEANS Marine resources Oceanography Remarks in House Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12591 12602 OIL SPECULATION REDUCTION ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6279). 12660 ORANGE COUNTY, CA Orange County, Calif. Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Texts of H. Res. 1199, Orange County Water District anniversary, 12601 ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF Continental shelf Remarks in House Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12591 12602 PANJU, ARIF Privilege of the floor Senate, 12585 PATRIOTISM Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12597-12601 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219), 12608-12610 Texts of H. Res. 1219, support goals and ideals of Flag Day. 12608 H. Res. 1247, support goals and ideals of American H. Res. 1247, support goals and ideals of American Eagle Day, 12597 PEARSON, DANIEL Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the 1TC: President Bush, 12571 12607 PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Transmittals Arizona: provide adequate school facilities on Native American lands. 12577 Elida, OH: Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Fairness and Simplification Act, 12572 Hawaii: assistance for persons present in U.S. under the Compacts of Free Association, 12573 Hawaii: ratify U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 12577 Hawaii: reduce greenhouse gas emmissions and commit to an international treaty on global reduction in greenhouse gas concentration, 12575 Louisiana: National Offshore Aquaculture Act. 12573 Louisiana: extend Gulf of Mexico seaward boundary of Louisiana. 12575 Louisiana: limit increases of health insurance premiums. deductibles, copayments. and other charges for military retirees. 12572 Louisiana: mitigate damages caused by the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. 12573 Louisiana: prohibit importation of foreign nuclear waste. 12575 Miami, FL. City Commission: eligibility of Haitian nationals for temporary protected status. 12572 North Carolina State Council of the Junior Order United American Mechanics: constitutional amendment establishing English as the official language of the U.S., 12572 North Carolina State Council of the Junior Order United American Mechanics: immigration reform, 12572 North Carolina State Council of the Junior Order United American Mechanics: support Armed Forces, 12572 Ohio: renew exemption for the Delta Queen (steamboat) from the Safety of Life at Sea Act, 12573 Pennsylvania: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research funding, 12577 Pennsylvania: restore traditional observance of Memorial Day, 12578 Rhode Island: weight limits of commercial motor vehicles, 12572 Utah: Medicaid long-term care funding of home and community-based supports, 12576 Utah: Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America withdrawal, 12576 Utah: clarify congressional intent relative to existing State and local rights-of-way claims for highway construction, 12574 Utah: designate a new recipient of oil and gas royalties from Navajo reservation lands, 12574 Utah: immigration reform, 12578 Utah: negotiation of a free trade agreement with the Republic of China, 12576 Utah: reaffirm the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, 12578 PETROLEUM Petroleum and petroleum industry Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129), 12660 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183), 12660 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032), 12660 Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12666 Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations, 12638 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases. 12588 Economy: gasoline price levels. 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278), 12665 Foreign trade: dependence on foreign sources. 12595 12598 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12591 12602 Power resources: national energy policy, 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Economy: gasoline price levels, 12553 Foreign trade: dependence on foreign sources. 12553 Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 PHARMACEUTICALS Pharmaceutical industry Bills and resolutions Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 POLITICAL PARTIES Political parties Remarks in Senate Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12561 12562 POSTAL SERVICE Postal service Bills and resolutions Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building, Richmond, CA: designate (see H.R. 6286), 12660 Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12614-12616 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 12612 12614 Texts of H.R. 6085, Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA, 12614 H.R. 6150, John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH, 12613 POVERTY Poverty Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organizations. 12569 POWER RESOURCES Energy resources Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129). 12660 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183). 12660 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032). 12660 Cloture motions Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), motion to proceed, 12562 Letters Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act: several corporations, 12551 Remarks in House Agriculture: impact of ethanol production on food prices. 12550-12678 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12666 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases, 12588 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278). 12665 Millers Creek. NC: tribute to West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle Challenge program. 12588 National objectives: energy policy, 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12591 12602 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12595 12598 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Taxation: provide rate parity for open-loop and closed-loop biomass facilities under the renewable fuels tax credit (H.R. 2742), 12638 Remarks in Senate National objectives: energy policy, 12553 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12553 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12553 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Taxation: make permanent the credit for producing electricity from wind, 12558 Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), motion to proceed, 12550-12553 12554 12558-12563 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (GEORGE W. BUSH) Bush, George W. (2001-2009) Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC, 12571 12607 PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Tester, Senator, 12550 PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS Presidential appointments Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC: President Bush, 12571 12607 Remarks in Senate Courts: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12561 12562 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES Presidency of the U.S. Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12614-12616 Texts of H.R. 6085, Gerald R. Fori Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA, 12614 PRISONERS OF WAR Prisoners of war Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS' ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Remarks in House Rodriguez, Juan A. (Chi-Chi): tribute (H. Res. 1029), 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029, tribute to Juan A. (Chi-Chi) Rodriguez, 12610 PUBLIC BROADCASTING Public broadcasting Remarks in House Public Radio Recognition Month: designate (H. Res. 1002). 12607-12610 Texts of H. Res. 1002. Public Radio Recognition Month. 12607 PUBLIC BUILDINGS Public buildings Bills and resolutions Harold D. McCraw. Sr.. Post Office Building. Richmond, CA: designate (see H.R. 6286). 12660 Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12614-12616 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building. Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150). 12612 12614 Texts of H.R. 6085, Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Ran-cho Mirage, CA, 12614 H.R. 6150, John P. Gallagher Post Office Building. Cleveland, OH. 12613 PUBLIC DEBT Public debt Remarks in House Budget: deficit, 12644-12649 Budget: extend pay-as-you-go requirement (H.R. 2686), 12643-12649 PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT Bills and resolutions Dept. of HHS: enhance public health activities relative to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death (see S. 3142). 12579 Remarks in Senate Dept. of HHS: establish an Office of Men's Health (S. 640). 12570 Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127), 12568 PUBLIC HOUSING DISASTER RELIEF ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6276). 12660 PUBLIC LANDS Public lands Remarks in House Dept. of Agriculture: convey certain land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest to Jefferson County, MT, for use as a cemetery (H.R. 3702), 12596 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases, 12588 Reports filed Montana Cemetery Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3702) (H. Rept. 110-713), 12660 H. Rept. 110-713 Texts of H.R. 3702. Montana Cemetery Act. 12596 PUBLIC RADIO RECOGNITION MONTH Remarks in House Designate (H. Res. 1002), 12607-12610 Texts of H. Res. 1002, designate. 12607 PUBLIC UTILITIES Public utilities Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS Public welfare programs Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organizations, 12569 Remarks in Senate Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12556-12558 12565 12567 Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12550 PUBLIC WORKS Public works Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Texts of H. Res. 1199. Orange County Water District anniversary. 12601 H.R. 5710. Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act. 12604 PUERTO RICO, COMMONWEALTH OF Puerto Rico Remarks in House Rodriguez. Juan A. (Chi-Chi): tribute (H. Res. 1029), 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029, tribute to Juan A. (Chi-Chi) Rodriguez, 12610 RADIO Radio Remarks in House Public Radio Recognition Month: designate (H. Res. 1002). 12607-12610 WKSK-Radio (West Jefferson. NO: anniversary. 12590 Texts of H. Res. 1002. Public Radio Recognition Month. 12607 RAILROADS Railroads Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716), 12660 H. Rept. 110-716 RANCHO MIRAGE, CA Rancho Mirage, Calif. Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 6085). 12614-12616 Texts of H.R. 6085. Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Rancho Mirage, CA. 12614 RANK, JERRY AND JUDY Remarks in House Tribute, 12675 RELIGION Religions Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire, 12670 Remarks in House American Religious History Week: designate (H. Res. 888). 12649-12658 Memphis, TN: tribute to Olivet Baptist Church members visiting the District of Columbia, 12590 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION TAX ACT Remarks in Senate Taxation: make permanent the credit for producing electricity from wind. 12558 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND JOB CREATION ACT Cloture motions Enact (H.R. 6049): motion to proceed, 12562 Letters Provisions: several corporations, 12551 Remarks in Senate Taxation: allow deduction of attorney-advanced expenses and court costs in contingency fee cases, 12562 motion to proceed, 12550-12553 12554 12558-12563 RESEARCH Research Bills and resolutions Dept. of HHS: enhance public health activities relative to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death (see S. 3142), 12579 Medical research Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology, 12675 Technology: authorize activities for support of nanotechnology research and development (H.R. 5940), 12675 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Educational research Energy research RESPONSIBLE FEDERAL OIL AND GAS LEASE ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6251), 12594 12599 RICE, CHRIS Remarks in House Tribute. 12671 RICHARDSON, BONNIE Remarks in House Tribute. 12643 RICHMOND, CA Richmond, Calif. Bills and resolutions Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building: designate (see H.R. 6286). 12660 RIVERS Rivers and waterways Remarks in House Iowa: tribute to first responders and citizens for efforts responding to Hooding. 12590 ROADS AND HIGHWAYS Highways Bills and resolutions Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see H.R. 6278), 12660 Remarks in House Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (H.R. 6278). 12676 RODRIGUEZ, JUAN A. (CHI-CHI) Remarks in House Tribute (H. Res. 1029), 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029. tribute. 12610 ROGERS, JIM Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire. 12670 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Remarks in House Clemmons. NC: tribute to Clemmons Rotary Club organ donor program. 12588 Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club. 12667 Remarks in Senate Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club. 12571 RURAL AREAS Rural conditions Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Texts of H.R. 5710, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act, 12604 RUSSERT, TIMOTHY J., JR. Bills and resolutions Tribute (see H. Res. 1275). 12660 Remarks in House Tribute (H. Res. 1275). 12619-12623 Texts of H. Res. 1275. tribute. 12619 SAFETY Accidents and accident prevention Bills and resolutions Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see H.R. 6278), 12660 Transportation accidents and safety Remarks in House Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (H.R. 6278), 12676 Transportation accidents and safety Remarks in Senate Hazardous substances: reauthoriZe the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127), 12568 Working conditions Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716), 12660 Railroad accidents and safety Transportation accidents and safety H. Rept. 110-716 SALOGUB, JOHN Remarks in House Tribute, 12675 SCHOOLS Correspondence schools and courses Private schools Public schools Bills and resolutions Drugs: provide Slates with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 Remarks in House Afton, TN: tribute to Chuckey-Doak Middle School for participation in National History Day (organiZation) Competition, 12664 Estep. Chuck: Cable in the Classroom (organiZation) Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award re-cipient. 12676 Highland, IL: tribute to Highland High School baseball team. 12667 Millers Creek, NC: tribute to West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle Challenge program, 12588 Mosheim, TN: tribute to Mosheim Middle School for participation in National History Day (organiZation) Competition, 12667 SCIENCE Science and technology Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology. 12675 Technology: authoriZe activities for support of nanotechnology research and development (H.R. 5940), 12675 SECURITIES Securities Bills and resolutions CFTC: prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the U.S. (see S. 3129), 12660 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (see S. 3183), 12660 Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (see H. Res. 1278), 12661 Remarks in House Foreign policy: support international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through adoption of standards for energy futures trading margin requirements (H. Res. 1278), 12665 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). 12559 SELECT AGENT PROGRAM AND BIOSAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3127), 12568 SENATE Senate Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Tester, Senator, 12550 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 12550 Prayers Black, Barry C., 12550 Privilege of the floor Mallard. Erin. 12585 Panju. Arif, 12585 Welling, Matt, 12585 Remarks in Senate Committee on the Judiciary (Senate): permission to meet while the Senate is in session, unanimous-consent request. 12561 12562 Congress: participation in the Congressional Health Screenings. 12570 Legislative program. 12550 12587 Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12561 12562 SENIOR CITIZENS Aged and aging Bills and resolutions Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288). 12660 SHEARER, JOHN Articles and editorials Familiar Pair at Church Street UMC To Retire. 12670 SHIPPING INDUSTRY Freight Remarks in House Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12553 SOCIAL SECURITY Social security Bills and resolutions Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (see S. 3144), 12579 Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organiZations. 12569 Remarks in House Budget: allocation of funds, 12645-12649 Remarks in Senate Medicare: delay and reform the competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (S. 3144), 12581-12584 Texts of S. 3144, Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act. 12581-12583 SOLAR ENERGY Solar energy Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 12588 12589 12591 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). 12559 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (NANCY PELOSI) Designated Speaker pro tempore Larsen. Representative. 12588 Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC: President Bush, 12607 SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Designated Speaker pro tempore Larsen. Representative. 12588 SPECIAL DAYS AND HOLIDAYS Anniversaries Holidays Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12597-12601 American Religious History Week: designate (H. Res. 888), 12649-12658 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219), 12608-12610 Public Radio Recognition Month: designate (H. Res. 1002). 12607-12610 Remarks in Senate National Men's Health Week: observance (S. Res. 585), 12585 Texts of H, Res. 1247, support seals and ideals of American Eagle Day. 12597 H. Res. 1002. Public Radio Recognition Month. 12607 H. Res. 1219. support goals and ideals of Flag Day. 12608 S. Res. 585, National Men's Health Week, 12586 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Bills and resolutions Anniversary (see H. Res. 1279), 12661 SPECIAL ORDERS Granted House of Representatives. 12658 SPORTS Sports and athletics Bills and resolutions Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 Special Olympics: anniversary (see H. Res. 1279), 12661 Remarks in House Highland, IL: tribute to Highland High School baseball team. 12667 RodrigueZ, Juan A. (Chi-Chi): tribute (H. Res. 1029), 12610 12612 Texts of H. Res. 1029. tribute to Juan A. (Chi-Chi) RodrigueZ. 12610 STANISHEV, SERGEI (PRIME MINISTER, BULGARIA) Remarks in House U.S. visit, 12591 STATES Federal aid to States Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143), 12579 FEMA: provide for adequate progress on the construction of a flood protection system and offset sixty percent of the system cost with Federal, State, or local funds (see H.R. 6285), 12660 Health: provide for the offering of health benefit plans to individuals and increase funding and promote best practice protocols for State high risk health insurance pools (see H.R. 6280), 12660 Schools: provide States with resources needed to rid schools of performance-enhancing drug use (see H.R. 6281), 12660 Letters Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services directive to States relative to coverage of children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: several health care organiZations. 12569 Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design. and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 12639 Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthoriZation legislation to include Cesar E. ChaveZ, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. VelasqueZ, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188), 12627-12633 Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Vermont: tribute to Vermont State Housing Authority, 12567 Texts of H.R. 5710. Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System AuthoriZation Act. 12604 S. 188, revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthoriZation legislation to include Cesar E. ChaveZ, Barbara C. Jordan. William C. VelasqueZ, and Hector P. Garcia, 12627 STEPTOE, SONJA Remarks in House Tribute, 12677 STOP CHILD ABUSE IN RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS FOR TEENS ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (H.R. 5876): consideration (see H. Res. 1276), 12660 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 5876. Provisions: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1276) (H. Rept. 110-717), 12660 H. Rept. 110-717 STRATEGIC MATERIALS Strategic materials Remarks in House Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12595 12598 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12553 SUPREME COURT Supreme Court Remarks in House Abortion: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12639 SYNTHETIC FUELS Synthetic fuels Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 12588 12593-12596 12598-12601 12638 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12553 TARIFF Tariffs Remarks in House Foreign trade: expand to promote job creation and economic growth, 12591 TARIFF ACT Remarks in House Foreign trade: expand to promote job creation and economic growth, 12591 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act: anniversary, 12591 TAXATION Tax reform Taxation Bills and resolutions Alternative minimum tax: provide individuals relief (see H.R. 6275), 12660 Income taxes Health: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (see H.R. 6288), 12660 Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032). 12660 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Cloture motions Power resources: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049). motion to proceed. 12562 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Letters Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act: several corporations, 12551 Corporate tax Remarks in House Budget: extend pay-as-you-go requirement (H.R. 2686), 12643-12649 Power resources: provide rate parity for open-loop and closed-loop biomass facilities under the renewable fuels tax credit (H.R. 2742). 12638 Tax incentives and shelters Remarks in Senate Electric power: make permanent the credit for producing electricity from wind. 12558 Tax incentives and shelters Lawyers and attorneys: allow deduction of attorney-advanced expenses and court costs in contingency fee cases, 12562 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters National objectives: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12559 Income taxes Sales tax State and local taxes Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, andprovide individual income lax relief (H.R. 6049), molion to proceed, 12550-12553 12554 12558-12563 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters TECHNOLOGY Technological innovations Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: assist State and local law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice (see S. 3143), 12579 Remarks in House Computers: societal impact of cognitive computer technology. 12675 Research: authorize activities for support of nanotechnology research and development (H.R. 5940). 12675 Remarks in Senate Taxation: make permanent the credit for producing electricity from wind, 12558 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Telecommunication Telecommunication Regulation Remarks in House WKSK-Radio (West Jefferson, NC): anniversary, 12590 TELEVISION Television Bills and resolutions Russert, Timothy J., Jr.: tribute (see H. Res. 1275), 12660 Remarks in House Russert. Timothy J.. Jr.: tribute (H. Res. 1275). 12619-12623 Texts of H. Res. 1275. tribute to Timothy J. Russert. Jr.. 12619 TENNESSEE Tennessee Remarks in House Afton, TN: tribute to Chuckey-Doak Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12664 Memphis, TN: tribute to Olivet Baptist Church members visiting the District of Columbia, 12590 Mosheim, TN: tribute to Mosheim Middle School for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12667 TERRORISM Terrorism Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels, 12591 Remarks in Senate Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (S. 3127), 12568 Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rept. 110-716), 12660 H. Rept. 110-716 TEXAS Texas Remarks in House Armed Forces: U.S. training of Egyptian military to locate and destroy underground tunnels. 12591 TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Remarks in House Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy: tribute to establishment at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (H. Res. 31), 12633-12635 Texts of H. Res. 31. tribute to Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law establishment of Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy. 12633 TOBACCO PRODUCTS Tobacco and tobacco industry Texts of H.R. 4081, Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, 12550-12678 TORNADOES Tornadoes Remarks in House Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 12673 TRANSPORTATION Transportation Transportation regulation Bills and resolutions Animals: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see H.R. 6278), 12660 Horses Dept. of Veterans Affairs: change method for determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program (see H.R. 6287), 12660 Travel Motor vehicles: increase standard mileage rate for certain tax deductions for the use of an automobile and temporarily increase reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees (see S. 3032), 12660 Remarks in House Animals: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more level attackcd on top of one another (H.R. 6278), 12676 Horses Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12588 12589 12591 12594 12598 12638 12644 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12553 Reports filed Transportation Security Administration Enhancement of Security Against Terrorist Attacks and Other Security Threats to Rail and Mass Transit Lines: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H. Res. 1150) (H. Rep. 110-716, 12660 Urban transportation H. Rep. 110-716 TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS Trade agreements Treaties and conventions Remarks in Senate Foreign trade: impact of trade agreements on employment and the economy. 12565 U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Fish and Wildlife Service Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Geological Survey Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making appropriations. 12638 U.S. HOUSING ACT Bills and resolutions Public housing: repeal certain provisions relative to disaster funds (see H.R. 6276), 12660 UNEMPLOYMENT Unemployment Remarks in Senate Benefits: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H..R. 5749), unanimous-consent request, 12550 Benefits: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12556-12558 12565 12567 VELASQUEZ, WILLIAM C. Remarks in House Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188), 12627-12633 Texts of S. 188, revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia, 12627 VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF Venezuela Remarks in Senate Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12553 VERMONT Vermont Remarks in Senate Vermont State Housing Authority: tribute. 12567 VETERANS Veterans Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: change method for determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program (see H.R. 6287). 12660 Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (see S. 3178). 12660 Remarks in House Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents (H.R. 6277). 12664 Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.: grant Federal charter (S. 1692), 12623-12627 Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans: tribute, 12668 Texts of S. 1692, grant Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Inc., 12623 VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (RICHARD B. CHENEY) Messages Designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the ITC: President Bush, 12571 VOLUNTEER WORKERS Volunteer agencies and workers Remarks in House Clemmons. NC: tribute to Clemmons Rotary Club organ donor program, 12588 Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club, 12667 Remarks in Senate Monroe, LA: anniversary of Monroe Rotary Club. 12571 VOTING Voter registration Voting rights Remarks in House Voting Rights Act: revise short title of reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez. Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188). 12627-12633 Texts of S. 188. revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia. 12627 VOTING RIGHTS ACT Remarks in House Reauthorization legislation: revise short title to include Cesar E. Chavez. Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia (S. 188). 12627-12633 Texts of S. 188. revise short title of Voting Rights Act reauthorization legislation to include Cesar E. Chavez. Barbara C. Jordan. William C. Velasquez, and Hector P. Garcia. 12627 VUKELIC, GENE AND CAROLE Remarks in House Tribute, 12667 WAR War Bills and resolutions Courts: provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (see H.R. 6274), 12660 Remarks in House Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12638 WASHINGTON (STATE) Washington State Remarks in House Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12591 12592 12638 12666 Remarks in Senate Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12566 WATER Water supply and use Earth Voyager Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12601-12603 Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (H.R. 5710), 12603-12605 Texts of H. Res. 1199, Orange County Water District anniversary, 12601 H.R. 5710, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act, 12604 WATER POLLUTION Water pollution Letters American Water Works Association presentation of Exemplary Source Water Protection Award to Davison. Ml: Gary J. Zimmerman. American Water Works Association. 12678 Press releases City of Davison Source Water Protection Program Protecting Your Drinking Water Resources. 12678 Remarks in House Davison, Ml: American Water Works Association Exemplary Source Water Protection Award recipient, 12677 WATERWAYS Rivers and waterways Letters American Water Works Association presentation of Exemplary Source Water Protection Award to Davison, MI: Gary J. Zimmerman, American Water Works Association, 12678 Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Oberstar, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), 12606 Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act: Representative Rahall, Committee on Natural Resources (House), 12606 Press releases City of Davison Source Water Protection Program Protecting Your Drinking Water Resources, 12678 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: remedy problems caused by a collapsed drainage tunnel in Leadville, CO (H.R. 5511), 12605 12606 Davison. MI: American Water Works Association Exemplary Source Water Protection Award recipient. 12677 Reports filed Bureau of Reclamation Remedy of Problems Caused by a Collapsed Drainage Tunnel in Leadville. CO: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 5511) (H. Rept. 110-715). 12660 H. Rept. 110-715 Texts of H.R. 5511, Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act, 12605 WEATHER Weather Remarks in House Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 12673 Remarks in Senate Burma: express sympathy and pledge support to victims of cyclone. 12563 WELLING, MATT Privilege of the floor Senate. 12585 WEST JEFFERSON, NC West Jefferson, NC Remarks in House WKSK-Radio (West Jefferson, NC): anniversary, 12590 WESTLAND, MI Westland, Mich. Remarks in House Civitan Club of Westland: anniversary, 12676 WHALUM, KENNETH, JR. Remarks in House Memphis, TN: tribute to Olivet Baptist Church members visiting the District of Columbia. 12590 WILDLIFE Wildlife and wildlife conservation Remarks in House Animals: treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under certain regulations governing illegal trade or possession of wildlife (H.R. 2964). 12592-12596 Reports filed Captive Primate Safety Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 2964) (H. Rept. 110-712). 12660 H. Rept. 110-712 Texts of H.R. 2964, CAptive Primate Safety Act. 12592 WKSK-RADIO (WEST JEFFERSON, NC) Remarks in House Anniversary, 12590 WOMEN Women Remarks in House Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12639 WOODS, TIGER Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12550 WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES Bills and resolutions McConnell, John H.: tribute (see H. Res. 1280), 12661 WU, JAUSHIEH JOSEPH Remarks in House Tribute. 12669 ZIMMERMAN, GARY J. Letters MI: Gary J, Zimmerman. American Water Works Association, 12678 VOTES IN HOUSE Recorded Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 2964): enact, 12636 Montana Cemetery Act (H.R. 3702): enact, 12636 Timothy J. Russert. Jr. (H. Res. 1275): tribute. 12637 Remarks in House Position on missed: Braley, 12673 Position on missed: Conyers, 12638 Position on missed: Higgins. 12664 Position on missed: Kind. 12673 Position on missed: Rush. 12678 VOTES IN SENATE Recorded Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act (H.R. 6049): cloture motion on motion to proceed. 12563 H. Con. Res. 81 81 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding bone marrow diseases; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 81 H. Con. Res. 163 163 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress in support of further research and activities to increase public awareness, professional education, diagnosis, and treatment of Dandy-Walker syndrome and hydrocephalus; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 163 H. Con. Res. 253 253 Concurrent resolution recognizing the service, courage, and patriotism of Hispanic Americans who have served and continue to serve as members of the United States Armed Forces; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 253 H. Con. Res. 299 299 Concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 299 H. Con. Res. 338 338 Concurrent resolution recognizing the Honorable Yvonne Brath-waite Burke for her distinguished career in public service; to the Committee on House Administration. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 338 H. Con. Res. 344 344 Concurrent resolution recognizing that we are facing a global food crisis; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 344 H. Con. Res. 350 350 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States, through the International Whaling Commission, should use all appropriate measures to end commercial whaling in all of its forms, including scientific and other special permit whaling, coastal whaling, and community-based whaling, and seek to strengthen the conservation and management measures to facilitate the conservation of whale species, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 350 H. Con. Res. 360 360 Concurrent resolution recognizing the important social and economic contributions and accomplishments of the New Deal to our Nation on the 75th anniversary of legislation establishing the initial New Deal social and public works programs; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 360 H. Con. Res. 361 361 Concurrent resolution commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the Holocaust and remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and hope; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 361 H. Con. Res. 362 362 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the threat posed to international peace, stability in the Middle East, and the vital national security interests of the United States by Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and regional hegemony, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 362 H. Con. Res. 364 364 Concurrent resolution recognizing the Significance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 364 H. Con. Res. 365 365 Concurrent resolution honoring the life of Robert Mondavi; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 365 H. Con. Res. 369 369 Concurrent resolution honoring the men and women of the Drug Enforcement Administration on the occasion of its 35th anniversary; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 369 H. Con. Res. 371 371 Concurrent resolution strongly supporting an immediate and just restitution of, or compensation for, property illegally confiscated during the last century by Nazi and Communist regimes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Con. Res. 371 H.J. Res. 39 39 A joint resolution proclaiming Casimir Pulaski be an honorary citizen of the United States posthumously; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.J. Res. 39 H.J. Res. 45 45 A joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.J. Res. 45 H.J. Res. 79 79 A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to broadcast media ownership; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.J. Res. 79 H. Res. 31 31 A resolution recognizing the Honorable Andrew L. Jefferson, Jr., on the occasion of the establishment of an endowment for trial advocacy called the "Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy" at Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 12633 H. Res. 31 Text. 12633 H. Res. 31 H. Res. 102 102 A resolution condemning the assassination of human rights advocate and outspoken defender of freedom of the press, Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on January 19, 2007; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added. 12662 H. Res. 102 H. Res. 353 353 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be an increased Federal commitment supporting the development of innovative advanced imaging technologies for prostate cancer detection and treatment; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 353 H. Res. 373 373 A resolution urging Turkey to respect the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 373 H. Res. 415 415 A resolution honoring Edward Day Cohota, Joseph L. Pierce, and other veterans of Asian and Pacific Islanderdescent who fought in the United States Civil War; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 415 H. Res. 711 711 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the United States-India nuclear cooperation agreement; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 711 H. Res. 881 881 A resolution honoring the life and mourning the death of John Ber-thoud, Ph.D; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 881 H. Res. 937 7 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the emergency communications services provided by the American Red Cross are vital resources for military service members and their families; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 7 H. Res. 970 70 A resolution expressing support for designation of June 30 as "National Corvette Day"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 70 H. Res. 1002 1002 A resolution expressing support for designation of April 2008 as "Public Radio Recognition Month"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Debated, 12607 H. Res. 1002 Text, 12607 H. Res. 1002 H. Res. 1029 1029 A resolution congratulating and recognizing Mr. Juan Antonio "Chi-Chi" Rodriguez for his continued success on and off of the golf course, for his generosity and devotion to charity, and for his exemplary dedication to the intellectual and moral growth of thousands of low-income and disadvantaged youth in our country; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Debated, 12610 H. Res. 1029 Text, 12610 H. Res. 1029 H. Res. 1127 1127 A resolution condemning the endemic restrictions on freedom of the press and media and public expression in the Middle East and the concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media and press; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1127 H. Res. 1136 1136 A resolution honoring and expressing gratitude to the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion ("Triple Nickles") of the United States Army; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1136 H. Res. 1143 1143 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the Apple Crunch and the Nation's domestic apple industry; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1143 H. Res. 1150 1150 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Transportation Security Administration should, in accordance with the congressional mandate provided for in the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, enhance security against terrorist attack and other security threats to our Nation's rail and mass transit lines; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Reported with amendments (H. Rept. 110-716). 12660 H. Res. 1150 H. Rept. 110-716 H. Res. 1182 1182 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that American flags flown on Federal Government buildings and on Federal property be made in the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1182 H. Res. 1187 1187 A resolution promoting global energy supply security through increased cooperation among the United States, Turkey. Azerbaijan, and Georgia, by diversifying sources of energy, and implementing certain oil and natural gas pipeline projects for the safe and secure transportation of Eurasian hydrocarbon resources to world markets; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1187 H. Res. 1198 1198 A resolution commending the people of the Montenegro on holding free and fair presidential elections on April 6, 2008 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's decision at the Bucharest Summit to invite Montenegro to enter into an Intensified Dialogue, and the reforms and progress undertaken by Montenegro since its declaration of independence; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1198 H. Res. 1199 1199 A resolution commending the Orange County Water District and its employees for their sound financial management and innovative groundwater management, water quality, water efficiency, and environmental programs, on its 75th anniversary; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 12601 H. Res. 1199 Text, 12601 H. Res. 1199 H. Res. 1219 1219 A resolution celebrating the symbol of the United States flag and supporting the goals and ideals of Flag Day; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1219 Debated, 12608 H. Res. 1219 Text, 12608 H. Res. 1219 H. Res. 1227 1227 A resolution condemning sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and calling on the international community to take immediate actions to respond to the violence; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1227 H. Res. 1230 1230 A resolution condemning postelection violence in Zimbabwe and calling for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1230 H. Res. 1237 1237 A resolution recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and more effectively facing the challenges of the future; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Debated, 12616 H. Res. 1237 Text, 12616 H. Res. 1237 H. Res. 1239 1239 A resolution honoring the life of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, explorer, researcher, and pioneer in the field of marine conservation; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1239 H. Res. 1242 1242 A resolution honoring the life, musical accomplishments, and contributions of Louis Jordan on the 100th anniversary of his birth; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1242 H. Res. 1245 1245 A resolution urging the international community to provide the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur with essential tactical and utility helicopters; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1245 H. Res. 1247 1247 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of "American Eagle Day", and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the American bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 12597 H. Res. 1247 Text, 12597 H. Res. 1247 H. Res. 1266 1266 A resolution congratulating Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and expressing support for continuing to enlarge the alliance; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H. Res. 1266 H. Res. 1275 1275 A resolution honoring the life of Timothy John Russert, Jr., public servant, political analyst, and author; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. HIGGINS (for himself, Mr. Acker-man, Mr. Arcuri, Mr. Baca, Ms. Bean, Mr. Berman, Mr. Bishop of New York, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Boucher, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mrs, CApps, Mr, CArney, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Costa, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Tom Davis of Virginia, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Emanuel, Mr. Engel, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Farr, Mr. Filner, Mr. A1 Green of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. Hare, Ms. Harman, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Hodes, Mr. Holden, Mr. Holt, Mr. Israel, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Lewis of Georgia. Mrs. Lowey. Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Maloney of New York, Mr. Mai'key, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Meeks of New York. Mr. Melancon. Mr. Michaud. Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. McNulty, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin. Mr. Moran of Virginia. Mr. Nadler, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Obey, Mr. Ortiz, Mr, PAscrell. Mr, PAyne. Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Ross, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Rush, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Sestak, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. Sutton, Mrs. Tauscher, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Towns, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Velazquez, Ms. Watson, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Wilson of Ohio, and Mr. Wu), 12660 H. Res. 1275 Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 12637 H. Res. 1275 H. Res. 1276 1276 A resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5876) to require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs, and for other purposes. By Mr, CARDOZA, 12660 H. Res. 1276 Reported (H. Rept. 110-717), 12660 H. Res. 1276 H. Rept. 110-717 H. Res. 1277 1277 A resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5781) to pro-Vide that 8 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes. By Mr. McGOVERN, 12660 H. Res. 1277 Reported (H. Rept. 110-718), 12660 H. Res. 1277 H. Rept. 110-718 H. Res. 1278 1278 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Government should lead an international diplomatic initiative to limit inefficient speculation on international energy exchanges through the adoption of international standards for energy futures trading margin requirements as an appropriate means of ensuring access to reliable and affordable supplies of crude oil; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Mr. PETRI (for himself, Mr. Whitfield of Kentucky, Mr. , LoBiondo, and Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida), 12661 H. Res. 1278 H. Res. 1279 1279 A resolution recognizing the Special Olympics' 40th anniversary; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Mr. TERRY, 12661 H. Res. 1279 H. Res. 1280 1280 A resolution honoring and recognizing the life, achievements, and contributions of John Henderson McConnell; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. TIBERI (for himself, Mr. Regula, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Hobson, Ms. Pryce of Ohio, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Turner, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Wilson of Ohio, Mr. Latta, and Mr. Ryan of Ohio). 12661 H. Res. 1280 H.R. 21 21 A bill to establish a national policy for our oceans, to strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to establish a national and regional ocean governance structure, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 21 H.R. 39 39 A bill to preserve the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, as wilderness in recognition of its extraordinary natural ecosystems and for the permanent good of present and future generations of Americans; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 39 H.R. 139 139 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit for the purchase of idling reduction systems for diesel-powered on-highways vehicles; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 139 H.R. 298 298 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow amounts in a health flexible spending arrangement that are unused during a plan year to be carried over to the next plan year; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 298 H.R. 423 423 A bill to authorize the Attorney General to provide grants for organizations to find missing adults; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 423 H.R. 581 581 A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in the Account until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Fund in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security surplus in the Trust Fund; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 581 H.R. 618 618 A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 618 H.R. 741 741 A bill to provide for the expansion of Federal efforts concerning the prevention, education, treatment, and research activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including the establishment of a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 741 H.R. 814 814 A bill to require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue regulations mandating child-resistant closures on all portable gasoline containers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Message from the Senate, 12607 H.R. 814 H.R. 821 821 A bill to amend part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to provide full Federal funding of such part; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 821 H.R. 947 7 A bill to empower women in Afghanistan, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 7 H.R. 992 7 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act to require that food that contains product from a cloned animal be labeled accordingly, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Agriculture; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 7 H.R. 1070 1070 A bill to allow postal patrons to contribute to funding for gang prevention programs through the voluntary purchase of certain specially issued postage stamps; to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1070 H.R. 1078 1078 A bill to amend title XVm of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of comprehensive cancer care planning under the Medicare Program and to improve the care furnished to individuals diagnosed with cancer by establishing a Medicare hospice care demonstration program and grants programs for cancer palliative care and symptom management programs, provider education, and related research; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1078 H.R. 1148 1148 A bill to establish the Food Safety Administration to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1148 H.R. 1223 1223 A bill to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive Medicare part B premiums for certain military retirees; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1223 H.R. 1228 1228 A bill to improve and expand geographic literacy among kindergarten through grade 12 students in the United States by improving professional development programs for kindergarten through grade 12 teachers offered through institutions of higher education; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1228 H.R. 1232 1232 A bill to establish a competitive grant program to build capacity in veterinary medical education and expand the workforce of veterinarians engaged in public health practice and biomedical research; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1232 H.R. 1275 1275 A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Education and Labor. Debated, 12619 H.R. 1275 Text, 12619 H.R. 1275 H.R. 1279 1279 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide funds to States to enable them to increase the wages paid to targeted direct support professionals In providing services to individuals with disabilities under the Medicaid Program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1279 H.R. 1283 1283 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for arthritis research and public health, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1283 H.R. 1328 1328 A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and extend that Act; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce. Amendments, 12662 12663 H.R. 1328 H.R. 1431 1431 A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to establish provisions with respect to religious accommodation in employment, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1431 H.R. 1436 1436 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit certain retired members of the uniformed services who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation; to the Committees on Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added. 12661 H.R. 1436 H.R. 1540 1540 A hill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on account of claims based on certain unlawful discrimination and to allow income averaging for backpay and frontpay awards received on account of such claims, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1540 H.R. 1552 1552 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize physical therapists to evaluate and treat Medicare beneficiaries without a requirement for a physician referral, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1552 H.R. 1606 1606 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of a flexibility incentive grant program; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1606 H.R. 1621 1621 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide individuals with disabilities and older Americans with equal access to community-based attendant services and supports, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1621 H.R. 1655 1655 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage for treatment of a minor child's congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to trauma, infection, tumor, or disease; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1655 H.R. 1673 1673 A bill to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 who resisted the hijackers and caused the plane to crash; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1673 H.R. 1783 1783 A bill to amend the Social Security Act to enhance the Social Security of the Nation by ensuring adequate public-private infrastructure and to resolve to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; the Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1783 H.R. 1801 1801 A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against global poverty; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1801 H.R. 1866 1866 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1866 H.R. 1921 1921 A bill to affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1921 H.R. 1947 1947 A bill to promote public safety and improve the welfare of captive big cats, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 1947 H.R. 2020 2020 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the standard mileage rate for charitable purposes to the standard mileage rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury for business purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2020 H.R. 2032 2032 A bill to require the establishment of a Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security and Medicare benefits under titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2032 H.R. 2058 2058 A bill to include costs incurred by the Indian Health Service, a federally qualified health center, an AIDS drug assistance program, certain hospitals, or a pharmaceutical manufacturer patient assistance program in providing prescription drugs toward the annual out of pocket threshold under part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act and to provide a safe harbor for assistance provided under a pharmaceutical manufacturer patient assistance program; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2058 H.R. 2104 2104 A bill to protect the right of elected and appointed officials to express their religious beliefs through public prayer; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added. 12661 H.R. 2104 H.R. 2266 2266 A bill to provide assistance to improve the health of newborns, children, and mothers in developing countries, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2266 H.R. 2279 2279 A hill to expedite the construction of new refining capacity on closed military installations in the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2279 H.R. 2320 2320 A bill to restore the jurisdiction of the Consumer Product Safety Commission over amusement park rides which are at a fixed site, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2320 H.R. 2329 2329 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for the purchase of hearing aids; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2329 H.R. 2343 2343 A bill to expand quality programs of early childhood home visitation that increase school readiness, child abuse and neglect prevention, and early identification of developmental and health delays, including potential mental health concerns, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Education and Labor; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2343 H.R. 2392 2392 A bill to improve the lives of working families by providing family and medical need assistance, child care assistance, in-school and afterschool assistance, family care assistance, and encouraging the establishment of family-friendly workplaces; to the Committees on Education and Labor; House Administration; Oversight and Government Reform; Financial Services; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2392 H.R. 2435 2435 A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act to provide for criminal liability for willful safety standard violations resulting in the death of contract employees; to the Committees on Education and Labor; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2435 H.R. 2472 2472 A bill to amend titles V and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve essential oral health care for lower-income individuals under the Maternal and Child Health Program and the Medicaid Program and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to dentists for dental services provided to low-income individuals; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2472 H.R. 2493 2493 A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to provide for a reduction in the number of boutique fuels, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2493 H.R. 2639 2639 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules with respect to health savings accounts and medical savings accounts, and for other purposes; to the Committees nn Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2639 H.R. 2712 2712 A bill to promote transparency, accountability, and reform within the United Nations system, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2712 H.R. 2721 2721 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop, and the Secretary of Defense to distribute to members of the Armed Forces upon their discharge or release from active duty, information in a compact disk read-only memory format that lists and explains the health, education, and other benefits for which veterans are eligible under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; to the Committees on Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2721 H.R. 2842 2842 A bill to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit preexisting condition exclusions for children in group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2842 H.R. 2851 2851 A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2851 H.R. 2905 2905 A bill to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from re-promulgating the fairness doctrine; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2905 H.R. 2923 2923 A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to make a grant to the National D-Day Museum Foundation for facilities and programs of America's National World War II Museum; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2923 H.R. 2926 2926 A bill to authorize funds to prevent housing discrimination through the use of nationwide testing, to increase funds for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2926 H.R. 2942 2942 A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Financial Services; Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2942 H.R. 2964 2964 A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that Act, to make corrections In the provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 12592 H.R. 2964 Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 110-712), 12660 H.R. 2964 H. Rept. 110-712 Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 12635 H.R. 2964 Text, 12592 H.R. 2964 H.R. 2994 2994 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to pain care; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 2994 H.R. 3004 3004 A bill to reform the essential air service program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3004 H.R. 3010 3010 A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3010 H.R. 3036 3036 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding environmental education, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3036 H.R. 3094 3094 A bill to establish in the Treasury of the United States a fund which shall be known as the National Park Centennial Fund, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added. 12661 H.R. 3094 H.R. 3098 3098 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide certain exemptions to drivers of intrastate commercial motor vehicles engaged in agricultural purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3098 H.R. 3144 3144 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for sex offenders who access social networks on the Internet, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added. 12661 H.R. 3144 H.R. 3179 3179 A bill to amend title 40, United States Code, to authorize the use of Federal supply schedules for the acquisition of law enforcement, security, and certain other related items by State and local governments; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the House, 12571 H.R. 3179 H.R. 3327 3327 A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit dog fighting ventures; to the Committees on Agriculture; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3327 H.R. 3334 3334 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct activities to rapidly advance treatments for spinal muscular atrophy, neuromuscular disease, and other pediatric diseases, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3334 H.R. 3347 3347 A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to prevent credit card issuers from taking unfair advantage of college students and their parents, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3347 H.R. 3403 3403 A bill to promote and enhance public safety by facilitating the rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E-911 services, encouraging the nation's transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Message from the Senate, 12607 H.R. 3403 H.R. 3430 3430 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3430 H.R. 3453 3453 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare competitive bidding demonstration project for clinical laboratory services: to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; the Judiciary; Small Business. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3453 H.R. 3494 3494 A bill to provide for enhanced Federal, State, and local assistance in the enforcement of the immigration laws, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, to authorize appropriations to carry out the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3494 H.R. 3543 3543 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001 and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3543 H.R. 3544 3544 A bill to catalyze change in the care and treatment of diabetes in the United States; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3544 H.R. 3563 3563 A bill to provide for prostate cancer imaging research and education; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added. 12661 H.R. 3563 H.R. 3627 3627 A bill to promote the deployment and adoption of telecommunications services and information technologies, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3627 H.R. 3645 3645 A bill to implement recommendations of the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors; to the Committees on Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs; Education and Labor; House Administration; Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3645 H.R. 3702 3702 A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana, to Jefferson County, Montana, for use as a cemetery; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 12596 H.R. 3702 Reported (H. Rept. 110-713), 12660 H.R. 3702 H. Rept. 110-713 Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 12636 H.R. 3702 Text, 12596 H.R. 3702 H.R. 3710 3710 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of Correctional Public Health; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3710 H.R. 3715 3715 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow long-distance rural commuters a deduction during periods when the local price of gasoline exceeds $3 per gallon; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3715 H.R. 3769 3769 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to require the establishment of a searchable database containing the names and citations of members of the Armed Forces, members of the United States merchant marine, and civilians affiliated with the Armed Forces who have been awarded the Medal of Honor or any other medal authorized by Congress for the Armed Forces, the United States merchant marine, or affiliated civilians; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3769 H.R. 3820 3820 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against income tax to facilitate the accelerated development and deployment of advanced safety systems for commercial motor vehicles; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3820 H.R. 3822 3822 A bill to amend title 1 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include nongovernmental and volunteer firefighters, ground and air ambulance crew members, and first re-sponders for certain benefits; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3822 H.R. 3913 3913 A bill to amend the International Center Act to authorize the lease or sublease of certain property described in such Act to an entity other than a foreign government or international organization if certain conditions are met; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Message from the House, 12571 H.R. 3913 H.R. 3969 3969 A bill to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to authorize the President to dispose of excess materials, supplies, and equipment acquired pursuant to that Act to assist victims of major disasters, emergencies, and incidents, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 3969 H.R. 4001 4001 A bill to amend title VIII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the nurse student loan program, to establish grant programs to address the nursing shortage, to amend title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for a nurse faculty pilot project, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4001 H.R. 4026 4026 A bill to prohibit election officials from requiring an Individual to provide a photo identification as a condition for voting in an election for Federal office; to the Committee on House Administration. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4026 H.R. 4048 4048 A bill to establish the Gulf Coast Recovery Authority to administer a Gulf Coast Civic Works Project to provide job-training opportunities and increase employment to aid in the recovery of the Gulf Coast region; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added. 12661 H.R. 4048 H.R. 4061 4061 A bill to allow employees of a commercial passenger airline carrier who receive payments in a bankruptcy proceeding to roll over such payments into an individual retirement plan, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4061 H.R. 4091 4091 A bill to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to promote the adoption of children with special needs; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4091 H.R. 4188 4188 A bill to amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to permit a prevailing party in an action or proceeding brought to enforce the Act to be awarded expert witness fees and certain other expenses; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4188 H.R. 4208 4208 A bill to create the income security conditions and family supports needed to ensure permanency for the Nation's unaccompanied youth, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4208 H.R. 4236 4236 A bill to provide for the protection and the integrity of the United States mail; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4236 H.R. 4238 4238 A bill to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to require a refund value for certain beverage containers, and to provide resources for State pollution prevention and recycling programs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4238 H.R. 4264 4264 A bill to name the Department of Veterans Affairs spinal cord injury center in Tampa, Florida, as the "Michael Bilirakis Department of Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Center"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4264 H.R. 4273 4273 A bill to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Alpena, Michigan, as the "Lieutenant Colonel Clement C. Van Wagoner Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4273 H.R. 4296 4296 A bill to amend title XVin of the Social Security Act to require physician utilization of the Medicare electronic prescription drug program; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4296 H.R. 4690 4690 A bill to direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue motor vehicle safety standards for motorcoaches, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for associated expenses incurred by motorcoach operators complying with such standards; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Small Business; Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4690 H.R. 4736 4736 A bill to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal limiting charges under the Medicare Program for non-participating physicians and to preempt State laws that prohibit balance billing; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4736 H.R. 4838 4838 A bill to provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees; to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4838 H.R. 4849 4849 A bill to prohibit discrimination in Federal assisted health care services and research programs on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability status; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4849 H.R. 4900 4900 A bill to reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, modernize firearms laws and regulations, protect the community from criminals, and for other purposes; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4900 H.R. 4918 4918 A bill to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Miami, Florida, as the "Bruce W, CArter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4918 H.R. 4930 4930 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who have served on active duty or performed active service since September 11, 2001 in support of a contingency operation or in other emergency situations receive credit for such service in determining eligibility for early receipt of non-regular service retired pay, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 4930 H.R. 5143 5143 A bill to encourage model programs to support veteran student success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veteran students; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5143 H.R. 5244 5244 A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5244 H.R. 5265 5265 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for research with respect to various forms of muscular dystrophy, including Becker, congenital, distal, Duchenne, Emery-Dreifuss facioscapulohumeral, limb-girdle, myotonic, and oculopharyngeal, muscular dystrophies; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5265 H.R. 5402 5402 A bill to amend the Small Business Act to establish the Office of Environment, Energy, and Climate Change and to estaDiiSh the Climate Change Center and Clearinghouse to provide support and information on climate change to small business concerns; to the Committee on Small Business. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5402 H.R. 5443 5443 A bill to improve defense cooperation between the Republic of Korea and the United States; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5443 H.R. 5466 5466 A bill to improve outcomes for vulnerable children by investing in families, improving accountability in the child welfare system, and finding safe, stable, and permanent homes for foster children; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5466 H.R. 5507 5507 A bill to require the safe, complete, and fully-funded redeployment of United States Armed Forces and contractor security forces from Iraq and to prohibit the establishment of any enduring or permanent United States military bases in Iraq, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5507 H.R. 5511 5511 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to remedy problems caused by a collapsed drainage tunnel in Leadville, Colorado, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 12605 H.R. 5511 Reported (H. Rept. 110-715), 12660 H.R. 5511 H. Rept. 110-715 Text, 12605 H.R. 5511 H.R. 5559 5559 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a deduction for qualified long-term care insurance premiums, use of such insurance under cafeteria plans and flexible spending arrangements, and a credit for individuals with long-term care needs; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5559 H.R. 5564 5564 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to exclude an individual who has been convicted of committing certain sex offenses from receiving certain burial-related benefits and funeral honors which are otherwise available to certain veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and related individuals, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5564 H.R. 5573 5573 A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a lump-sum payment for certain Federal employees who retire with a substantial amount of unused sick leave for which they would not otherwise receive any compensation or benefit, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5573 H.R. 5575 5575 A bill to require new coal-fired electric generating units to use state-of-the-art control technology to capture and permanently sequester carbon dioxide emissions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5575 H.R. 5605 5605 A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency in the relationship between physicians and manofacturers of drugs, devices, or medical supplies for which payment is made under Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5605 H.R. 5629 5629 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a pathway for the licensure of biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5629 H.R. 5635 5635 A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on digital-to-analog converter boxes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5635 H.R. 5656 5656 A bill to repeal a requirement with respect to the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5656 H.R. 5696 5696 A bill to make a technical correction to section 3009 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5696 H.R. 5710 5710 A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Debated, 12603 H.R. 5710 Reported (H. Rept. 110-714), 12660 H.R. 5710 H. Rept. 110-714 Text, 12604 H.R. 5710 H.R. 5731 5731 A bill to prohibit offices of the legislative branch from entering into a contract for the provision of goods or services within the Capitol Complex with any contractor who does not participate in the basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration. Cosponsors added. 12661 H.R. 5731 H.R. 5737 5737 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a deduction for travel expenses to medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with examinations or treatments relating to service-connected disabilities; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5737 H.R. 5760 5760 A bill to reauthorize the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5760 H.R. 5772 5772 A bill to amend section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act to improve the program under such section for supportive housing for persons with disabilities; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5772 H.R. 5778 5778 A bill to preserve the independence of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the Senate, 12607 H.R. 5778 H.R. 5781 5781 A bill to provide that 8 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration. Providing for consideration (H. Res. 1277), 12660 H.R. 5781 Reported from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (H. Rept. 110-624, part 2), 12660 H.R. 5781 H. Rept. 110-624 H.R. 5793 5793 A bill to restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5793 H.R. 5825 5825 A bill to amend titles 5, 10, 37, and 38, United States Code, to ensure the fair treatment of a member of the Armed Forces who is discharged from the Armed Forces, at the request of the member, pursuant to the Department of Defense policy permitting the early discharge of a member who is the only surviving child in a family in which the father or mother, or one or more siblings, served in the Armed Forces and, because of hazards incident to such service, was killed, died as a result of wounds, accident, or disease. is in a captured or missing in action status, or is permanently disabled, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs; Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5825 H.R. 5831 5831 A bill to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 to provide injured members of the Armed Forces information concerning benefits; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5831 H.R. 5854 5854 A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to grant a Federal charter to the Military Officers Association of America, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5854 H.R. 5864 5864 A bill to designate Puerto Mosquito Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Puerto Rico, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5864 H.R. 5868 5868 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide fnr the retention of members of the Armed Forces on active service or in an active status who would otherwise be retired or separated for a combat-related disability, but who are still medically able to perform non-combat-related military occupational specialties or duties; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12661 H.R. 5868 H.R. 5876 5876 A bill to require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Providing for consideration (H. Res. 1276), 12660 H.R. 5876 H.R. 5878 5878 A bill to authorize programs to increase the number of nurses within the Armed Forces through assistance for service as nurse faculty or education as nurses, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 5878 H.R. 5898 5898 A bill to authorize a grant program to help establish and improve State-administered notification systems to help locate missing individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related illnesses, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added. 12662 H.R. 5898 H.R. 5925 5925 A bill to establish a fund to support international efforts for political reconciliation in Iraq, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 5925 H.R. 5935 5935 A bill to require certain Federal agencies to use iron and steel produced in the United States in carrying out projects for the construction, alteration, or repair of a public building or public work, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure; Homeland Security; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 5935 H.R. 5936 5936 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to provide hair prostheses under the Medicaid Program for individuals diagnosed with alopecia areata; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 5936 H.R. 5942 5942 A bill to ensure the continued and future availability of lifesaving trauma health care in the United States and to prevent further trauma center closures and downgrades by assisting trauma centers with uncompensated care costs, core mission services, emergency needs, and information technology; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 5942 H.R. 5949 5949 A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to address certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of a recreational vessel; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 5949 H.R. 5971 5971 A bill to require that ballots used in Federal elections be generally printed only in English and to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to modify the requirement that certain jurisdictions provide ballots and other voting materials in languages other than English, and for other purposes; to the Committees on House Administration; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 5971 H.R. 5974 5974 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a Federal income tax credit for certain home purchases; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 5974 H.R. 5984 5984 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the limited continuation of clean energy production incentives and incentives to improve energy efficiency in order to prevent a downturn in these sectors that would result from a lapse in the tax law; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 5984 H.R. 6034 6034 A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for relief to surviving spouses and children; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6034 H.R. 6045 6045 A bill to amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to extend the authorization of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program through fiscal year 2012; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6045 H.R. 6049 6049 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Consideration of motion to proceed to consideration, 12559 H.R. 6049 H.R. 6052 6052 A bill to promote increased public transportation use, to promote increased use of alternative fuels in providing public transportation, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6052 H.R. 6067 6067 A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to help reduce the oil prices to consumers, to reduce the cost of petroleum acquisition for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, to better match the composition of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to refinery requirements in the United States, to fund energy research and development, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6067 H.R. 6073 6073 A bill to provide that Federal employees receiving their pay by electronic funds transfer shall be given the option of receiving their pay stubs electronically; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6073 H.R. 6076 6076 A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to permit deferrals on certain home mortgage foreclosures for a limited period to allow homeowners to take remedial action, to require home mortgage servicers to provide advance notice of any upcoming reset of the mortgage interest rate, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6076 H.R. 6085 6085 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42222 Rancho Las Palmas Drive in Rancho Mirage, California, as the "Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Debated, 12614 H.R. 6085 Text, 12614 H.R. 6085 H.R. 6104 6104 A bill to provide for the coordination of the Nation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education initiatives; to the Committees on Education and Labor; Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6104 H.R. 6107 6107 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish and implement a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plairt of Alaska, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6107 H.R. 6108 6108 A bill to provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources on the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Science and Technology; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6108 H.R. 6122 6122 A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a comprehensive policy on the management of pain experienced by veterans enrolled for health care services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6122 H.R. 6126 6126 A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6126 H.R. 6127 6127 A bill to require the President to call a White House Conference on Food and Nutrition; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6127 H.R. 6129 6129 A bill to amend part B of title XVHI of the Social Security Act to extend for 7 months the Medicare physician payment rates; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6129 H.R. 6137 6137 A bill to remove the additional tariff on ethanol; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6137 H.R. 6140 6140 A bill to delay any presumption of death in connection with the kidnapping in Iraq or Afghanistan of a retired member of the Armed Forces to ensure the continued payment of the member's retired pay; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6140 H.R. 6150 6150 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14500 Lorain Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, as the "John P. Gallagher Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6150 Debated, 12612 H.R. 6150 Text, 12613 H.R. 6150 H.R. 6184 6184 A bill to provide for a program for circulating quarter dollar coins that are emblematic of a national park or other national site in each State, the District of Columbia, and each territory of the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added. 12662 H.R. 6184 H.R. 6185 6185 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for continuity of TRICARE Standard coverage for certain members of the Retired Reserve; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6185 H.R. 6187 6187 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4244 University Way NE, IN Seattle, Washington, as the "Jacob Lawrence Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6187 H.R. 6199 6199 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 245 North Main Street in New City, New York, as the "Kenneth Peter Zebrowski Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6199 H.R. 6209 6209 A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6209 H.R. 6210 6210 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a nationwide health insurance purchasing pool for small businesses and the self-employed that would offer a choice of private health plans and make health coverage more affordable, predictable, and accessible; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Rules. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6210 H.R. 6214 6214 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a standard home office deduction; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6214 H.R. 6219 6219 A bill to authorize appropriations for the Department of Commerce and to prohibit Federal economic development funds to States that carry out public takings for private purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services. Cosponsors added. 12662 H.R. 6219 H.R. 6220 6220 A bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to make non-union training programs eligible for Federal funding under the "Green Jobs" program; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6220 H.R. 6236 6236 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modernize the disability benefits claims processing system of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure the accurate, consistent, and timely delivery of compensation to veterans and their families and survivors, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6236 H.R. 6251 6251 A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6251 H.R. 6253 6253 A bill to ban the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives from purchasing, using, or distributing hand tools or tool kits on which any reminder about forfeiture appears; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12662 H.R. 6253 H.R. 6256 6256 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish an annual production incentive fee with respect to Federal onshore and offshore lands that are subject to a lease for production of oil or natural gas under which production is not occurring, to authorize use of amounts received as such fee for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Science and Technology; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added. 12662 H.R. 6256 H.R. 6274 6274 A bill to provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection for persons held under military authority under that part of Cuba leased to the United States; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Armed Services. By Mr. SHADEGG, 12660 H.R. 6274 H.R. 6275 6275 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide individuals temporary relief from the alternative minimum tax, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. RANGEL (for himself, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Pomeroy, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Meek of Florida, Mr. Levin, and Mr. Larson of Connecticut), 12660 H.R. 6275 H.R. 6276 6276 A bill to repeal section 9(k) of the United States Housing Act of 1937; to the Committee on Financial Services. By Mr, CAZAYOUX (for himself, Mr. Childers, Ms. Waters, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Cuellar, and Mrs, CApito), 12660 H.R. 6276 H.R. 6277 6277 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide a dental insurance plan for certain veterans and their survivors and dependents; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. By Mr. BUYER, 12660 H.R. 6277 H.R. 6278 6278 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor vehicle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. KIRK (for himself, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Whitfield of Kentucky, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Foster, Mr. Shays, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, and Mr. Moore of Kansas), 12660 H.R. 6278 H.R. 6279 6279 A bill to reduce speculation in crude oil markets, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture. By Mr. CHABOT, 12660 H.R. 6279 H.R. 6280 6280 A bill to provide for the offering of Health Benefit Plans to individuals, to increase funding for State high risk health insurance pools, and to promote best practice protocols for State high risk pools; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. FORTENBERRY, 12660 H.R. 6280 H.R. 6281 6281 A bill to provide States with the resources needed to rid our schools of performance-enhancing drug use; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr. GALLEGLY, 12660 H.R. 6281 H.R. 6282 6282 A bill to increase housing, awareness, and navigation demonstration services (HANDS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Financial Services. By Ms. GRANGER (for herself, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Burton of Indiana, and Mr. Hinojosa), 12660 H.R. 6282 H.R. 6283 6283 A bill to Increase the standard mileage rate for use of an automobile for business, medical, and moving deduction purposes for 2008 and permanently increase such rate for charitable deduction purposes under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and to temporarily increase the reimbursement rate for use of an automobile by Federal employees; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Oversight and Government Reform By Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, 12660 H.R. 6283 H.R. 6284 6284 A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation and to increase transparency with respect to energy trading on foreign exchanges conducted within the United States; to the Committee on Agriculture. By Mr. MATHESON (for himself and Mr. Melancon), 12660 H.R. 6284 H.R. 6285 6285 A bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to provide for adequate progress on the construction of a flood protection system to include the appropriation of at least 60 percent of the system cost from Federal, State, or local funds; to the Committee on Financial Services. By Ms. MATSUI, 12660 H.R. 6285 H.R. 6286 6286 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1025 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, California, as the "Harold D. McCraw. Sr. Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California., 12660 H.R. 6286 H.R. 6287 6287 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to change the method of determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. By Mr. SOUDER (for himself and Mr. Ellsworth), 12660 H.R. 6287 H.R. 6288 6288 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. McHUGH (for himself. Mr. Kuhl of New York, Mr. King of New York, and Mr. Walsh of New York), 12660 H.R. 6288 S. Con. Res. 84 84 A concurrent resolution honoring the memory of Robert Mondavi; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Message from the Senate, 12607 S. Con. Res. 84 Received in House and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 12658 S. Con. Res. 84 S. Con. Res. 88 88 A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new policy restricting women's access to medications containing estriol does not serve the public interest; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. Con. Res. 88 S.J. Res. 2 2 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12580 S.J. Res. 2 S.J. Res. 37 37 A joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should sign the Declaration of the Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions and future instruments banning cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Cosponsors added, 12580 S.J. Res. 37 S. Res. 584 584 A resolution recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day and expressing the sense of the Senate that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Committee discharged. Agreed to in the Senate, 12585 S. Res. 584 Cosponsors added, 12580 S. Res. 584 Text, 12585 S. Res. 584 S. Res. 585 585 A resolution supporting National Men's Health Week; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Committee discharged. Agreed to in the Senate, 12585 S. Res. 585 Text, 12586 S. Res. 585 S. 188 188 A bill to revise the short title of the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Rules suspended. Passed House, 12627 S. 188 Text, 12627 S. 188 S. 1117 1117 A bill to establish a grant program to provide vision care to children, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 1117 S. 1120 1120 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for the training of graduate medical residents in preventive medicine and public health; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 1120 S. 1232 1232 A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to develop a voluntary policy for managing the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis in schools, to establish school-based food allergy management grants, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 1232 S. 1245 1245 A bill to reform mutual aid agreements for the National Capitol Region; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Message from the House, 12571 S. 1245 Presented to the President (June 17, 2008), 12571 S. 1245 S. 1418 1418 A bill to provide assistance to improve the health of newborns, children, and mothers in developing countries, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 1418 S. 1430 1430 A bill to authorize State and local governments to direct divestiture from, and prevent investment in, companies with investments of $20,000,000 or more in Iran's energy sector, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 1430 S. 1692 1692 A bill to grant a Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Debated, 12623 S. 1692 Passed House, 12627 S. 1692 Text, 12623 S. 1692 S. 1774 1774 A bill to designate the John Krebs Wilderness in the State of California, to add certain land to the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park Wilderness, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 1774 S. 1921 1921 A bill to amend the American Battlefield Protection Act of 1996 to extend the authorization for that Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 1921 S. 2035 2035 A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 2035 S. 2059 2059 A bill to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to clarify the eligibility requirements with respect to airline flight crews; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 2059 S. 2146 2146 A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to accept, as part of a settle ment, diesel emission reduction Supplemental Environmental Projects, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Amendments, 12586 S. 2146 Senate agreed to House amendment, 12586 S. 2146 S. 2396 2396 A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to modernize the quality improvement organization (QIO) program; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 2396 S. 2433 2433 A bill to require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 2433 S. 2439 2439 A bill to require the National Incident Based Reporting System, the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, and the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange Program to list cruelty to animals as a separate offense category; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 2439 S. 2516 2516 A bill to assist members of the Armed Forces in obtaining United States citizenship, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Message from the House, 12571 S. 2516 Presented to the President (June 17, 2008), 12571 S. 2516 S. 2550 2550 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from collecting certain debts owed to the United States by members of the Armed Forces and veterans who die as a result of an injury incurred or aggravated on active duty in a combat zone, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 2550 S. 2595 2595 A bill to create a national licensing system for residential mortgage loan originators, to develop minimum standards of conduct to be enforced by State regulators, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12579 S. 2595 S. 2619 2619 A bill to protect innocent Americans from violent crime in national parks. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2619 S. 2667 2667 A bill to direct the Attorney General to make an annual grant to the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center to assist law enforcement agencies in the rapid recovery of missing children, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2667 S. 2668 2668 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove cell phones from listed property under section 280F; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2668 S. 2874 2874 A bill to amend titles 5, 10, 37, and 38, United States Code, to ensure the fair treatment of a member of the Armed Forces who is discharged from the Armed Forces, at the request of the member, pursuant to the Department of Defense policy permitting the early discharge of a member who is the only surviving child in a family in which the father or mother, or one or more siblings, served in the Armed Forces and, because of hazards in-cident to such service, was killed, died as a result of wounds, accident, or disease, is in a captured or missing in action status, or is permanently disabled, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2874 S. 2888 2888 A bill to protect the property and security of homeowners who are subject to foreclosure proceedings, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2888 S. 2920 2920 A bill to reauthorize and improve the financing and entrepreneurial development programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2920 S. 2931 2931 A bill to amend title XVTII of the Social Security Act to exempt complex rehabilitation products and assistive technology products from the Medicare competitive acquisition program; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2931 S. 2955 2955 A bill to authorize funds to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to carry out its Community Safety Initiative; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2955 S. 2979 2979 A bill to exempt the African National Congress from treatment as a terrorist organization, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2979 S. 2983 2983 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to prevent and cure diabetes and to promote and improve the care of individuals with diabetes for the reduction of health disparities within racial and ethnic minority groups, including the African-American, Hispanic American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and American Indian and Alaskan Native communities; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2983 S. 2990 2990 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access of Medicare beneficiaries to intravenous immune globulins; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 2990 S. 3022 3022 A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to prohibit the sale of dishwashing detergent in the United States if the detergent contains a high level of phosphorus; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 3022 S. 3038 3038 A bill to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to extend the adoption incentives program, to authorize States to establish a relative guardianship program, to promote the adoption of children with special needs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 3038 S. 3086 3086 A bill to amend the antitrust laws to ensure competitive market-based fees and terms for merchants' access to electronic payment systems; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 3086 S. 3118 3118 A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to preserve beneficiary access to care by preventing a reduction in the Medicare physician fee schedule, to improve the quality of care by advancing value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, and to maintain and improve access to care in rural areas, and for other purposes. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 3118 S. 3130 3130 A bill to provide energy price relief by authorizing greater resources and authority for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Cosponsors added, 12580 S. 3130 S. 3141 3141 A bill to provide for nondiscrimination by eligible lenders in the Federal Family Education Loan Program; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. By Mrs. MURRAY (for herself and Mr. Dodd), 12579 S. 3141 S. 3142 3142 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance public health activities related to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. By Mr. REID (for Mr. OBAMA), 12579 S. 3142 S. 3143 3143 A bill to assist law enforcement agencies in locating, arresting, and prosecuting fugitives from justice; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. DURBIN (for himself and Mrs.Dole), 12579 S. 3143 S. 3144 3144 A bill to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay and reform the Medicare competitive acquisition program for purchase of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies; to the Committee on Finance. 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