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01/2013
Increases in world oil prices since 2004 have challenged consumers and oil-importing countries across the world... 
REGULAR GASOLINE | PRICE CHANGE | CORPORATE TAX | INCOME GROUP | CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE | BASE YEAR | OIL EXPORTS | OPPORTUNITY COSTS | PRICE OF OIL | PRICE RISKS | MERIT GOOD | TAXATION | NET OIL | CONSUMERS | MARKET CONDITIONS | SUPPLY CHAIN | OIL PRODUCING | MARKET PRICES | GOOD GOVERNANCE | OIL PRODUCTS | OIL FUELS | PRICE REGULATION | DOMESTIC PRICES | DEVELOPMENT AGENCY | PRICE INCREASE | BALANCE | COMMODITY PRICE | PRICE CONTROLS | POLLUTION | FUTURES | GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT | ADVERSE EFFECTS | FOSSIL | NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION | PETROLEUM | PRICE SPIKES | FUEL OIL | OIL EXPORTERS | DEVELOPING COUNTRIES | NATURAL MONOPOLIES | KEROSENE | ENERGY CONSUMPTION | DECISION MAKING | COLLUSION | OIL INFRASTRUCTURE | SALES | FOOD PRICES | POVERTY ALLEVIATION | PRICING POLICY REFORM | SALE | PRICE ADJUSTMENT | LOCAL CURRENCY | POWER | PRICE CEILINGS | OIL PRODUCTION | PRICING MECHANISMS | MONOPOLY | VEHICLES | WHOLESALE PRICES | AVAILABILITY | TAX EXPENDITURES | ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE | PURCHASING POWER | PRICE DECREASES | CASH FLOW | BLACK MARKET | OIL COMPANY | PRICE MOVEMENTS | BLACK MARKETS | FUEL SWITCHING | GLOBALIZATION | COMMODITY | CURRENCY APPRECIATION | OIL PRICES | INCOME TAX | SUSTAINABLE ENERGY | NATURAL GAS PRICES | FINANCIAL CONTRACT | PETROLEUM GAS | OUTPUT | DEVELOPING COUNTRY | POWER PARITY | TARIFF STRUCTURE | GAS | CRUDE OIL | ETHANOL | SUPPLIERS | MARKET STRUCTURE | INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY | PRICE LEVEL | INEFFICIENCY | CONSUMER PRICE INDEX | INSURANCE | INCOME GROUPS | RETAIL PRICES | CONTROLLED PRICES | MARKET CONCENTRATION | EXPENDITURES | MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE | FAIR TRADING | COMMERCIALIZATION | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | PETROLEUM INDUSTRY | NATIONAL ECONOMIES | EXCHANGE RATE | DOMESTIC MARKET | APPROACH | RETAIL | SPOT PRICE | BARRELS PER DAY | OIL PRICE | TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE | GDP PER CAPITA | PETROLEUM PRODUCTS | POWER SECTOR | DEREGULATION | SAVINGS | FEDERAL RESERVE | COMPETITIVE MARKET | FAIR | WHOLESALE GASOLINE | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT | PRICE VOLATILITY | REMOTE AREAS | EXPENDITURE | SINGLE MARKET | AIR POLLUTION | MARKET DISTORTIONS | GDP | OIL INDUSTRY | FOSSIL FUEL | OPPORTUNITY COST | PRICE CHANGES | POWER SHORTAGES | POLITICAL ECONOMY | SPOT PRICES | GASOLINE PRICE | AGRICULTURE | PRICE CONTROL | GOVERNMENT INTERVENTIONS | WORLD MARKET | CONSUMER PRICE | ENERGY CONSERVATION | INTERNATIONAL TRADE | BENCHMARK | PRICE BAND | POLITICAL SYSTEM | PRICING POLICY | ELECTRICITY | FEDERAL RESERVE BANK | MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES | FUEL TYPE | HYDROPOWER GENERATION | GASOLINE PRICES | HYDROPOWER | INCOME | TRACK RECORD | NATURAL GAS | OIL SUPPLY | AVERAGE PRICE | PRICING POLICIES | PRICE ADJUSTMENTS | PRICE SUBSIDIES | FINANCIAL CRISIS | DIVIDENDS | OIL IMPORTS | AVERAGE PRICES | PROFIT MARGINS | INFLATION | STABLE PRICES | DOMESTIC MARKETS | INTERNATIONAL MARKET | NATURAL DISASTERS | COMMODITIES | PRICE STABILIZATION | TAX | FUTURE PRICES | FUEL | NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION | PRICE INCREASES | DOMESTIC OIL | PRICING REFORM | TAX RATES | LIQUID FUELS | PUBLIC UTILITIES | LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES | GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION | EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT | POWER GENERATION | GASOLINE | OIL PRODUCING COUNTRIES | OIL DEMAND | OIL | OIL REFINING | SOCIAL SAFETY NETS | PRICE EFFECT | SOCIAL PROTECTION | COMPETITIVE MARKETS | OIL COMPANIES | PRICE VARIATION | PRICE STABILITY | DOMESTIC INFLATION | PRICE SUBSIDY | MONOPOLIES | PRICE COMPETITION | TAX REVENUE | FUEL PRICES | TRANSPARENCY | INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION | OIL CONSUMPTION | REGRESSION ANALYSIS | PURCHASING | PRICE BANDS | DELIVERY MECHANISM | ECONOMIES OF SCALE | OIL MARKETS | INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS | DOMESTIC PRICE | FUEL SUPPLY | SUBSTITUTES | GLOBAL MARKET | DIESEL | MARKET INCENTIVES | DIESEL FUEL | PRICE LEVELS | ENERGY USE | CONFIDENTIALITY
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The Energy Journal, ISSN 0195-6574, 1/2009, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp. 179 - 206
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12/2013
A scenario with higher oil prices has important implications for diverting from oil-based technologies to renewables, as well as gas, coal, and nuclear alternatives... 
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Book
06/2012
For some Latin American countries - especially, the oil importers in the Caribbean - rising energy prices could pose a significant threat to their current account sustainability, particularly... 
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Book
2003, ISBN 1589061756, viii, 484
... growth, widespread poverty, and continuing vulnerability to oil price and other external shocks... 
Petroleum industry and trade | Fiscal policy | Prices | Petroleum products | Taxation | Petroleum | International economics | Oil Producing Countries | Oil producing countries
Book
2012
Indonesia is an oil producing country and is the only East Asian member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Over the years, this... 
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The Review of Economics and Statistics, ISSN 0034-6535, 5/2011, Volume 93, Issue 2, pp. 660 - 671
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The Review of Economics and Statistics, ISSN 0034-6535, 12/2014, Volume 96, Issue 5, pp. 779 - 795
.... We test this by measuring whether relative prices of vehicles with different fuel economy ratings fully adjust to variation in gasoline prices... 
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Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719). 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 FOREIGN BANKS Banks and banking Foreign corporations Remarks in House Public debt: debt held by foreigners, 12827 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Foreign relations Bills and resolutions Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution (see S. 3198). 12844 Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Foreign trade: U.S. deficit, 12827 Public debt: debt held by foreigners. 12827 Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution, 12815 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Zimbabwe: commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members (H. Res. 1270), 12781-12784 Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230), 12778-12781 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers, 12715 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treat-ment of enemy POW, 12698 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12707 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally. 12698 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830), 12705 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 H. Res. 1270, commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members, 12781 H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773), 12682 12705 FOREIGN INVESTMENTS Foreign investments Remarks in House Public debt: debt held by foreigners. 12827 FOREIGN POLICY Foreign relations Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean, Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns, 12848 Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193). 12844 Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush. 12724 12815 Press releases U.S. Rep. Clarke's Caribbean Crime Resolution Passes House of Representatives: Representative Clarke. 12848 Remarks in House "Crime, Violence, and Development--Trends, Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean": recognize contribution of U.N. and World Bank Group report to understanding crime and violence levels in the Caribbean region (H. Res. 865), 12848 Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Foreign trade: U.S. deficit. 12827 Iraq: call for redeployment of troops and a shift in political and diplomatic strategy for stabilizing Iraq. 12810 Public debt: debt held by foreigners, 12827 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298), 12855 Zimbabwe: commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members (H. Res. 1270). 12781-12784 Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230). 12778-12781 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers, 12715 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12707 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally. 12698 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 10-719). 12844 H. Rept. 10-719 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 H. Res. 1270, commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members, 12781 H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 FOREIGN TRADE Foreign trade Trade regulation Bills and resolutions Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12746 12747 12750 12859 Deficit: U.S. policy, 12827 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12808 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298), 12855 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Foreign trade promotion Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers, 12715 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). motion to proceed. 12679 12691-12692 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830). 12705 Foreign trade promotion Reports filed Waive Certain Trade Act Provisions Relative to Appointment of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Committee on Finance (Senate) (SJ. Res. 38). 12727 FOREST SERVICE Forest Service Bills and resolutions Arizona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast Arizona (see S. 3157), 12727 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Remarks in House Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290), 12861 FORESTS Forests and forestry Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Fount Balley, Calif. Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 FRANCE, REPUBLIC OF France Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12746 12747 12750 12859 Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN Franklin County, Tenn. E-mails Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 FREE ENTERPRISE Remarks in House Power resources: protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252), 12842 FREEDOM OF SPEECH Freedom of speech Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905). 12747 FREEDOM OF THE PRESS Freedom of the press Remarks in House Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Texts of H. Res. 1127. condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 FREEPORT, OH Freeport, Ohio Proclamations Smyrna United Methodist Church. Freeport. OH, Anniversary: Representative Space, 12850 GALLAGHER, JOHN P. Remarks in House John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 12813 GENOCIDE Genocide Remarks in House Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127). 12784-12787 Texts of H. Res. 1127. condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 GEORGIA Georgia Bills and resolutions Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152), 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Remarks in Senate Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (S. 3152), 12734 Texts of S. 3152, provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 12734 GLADSTONE, MO Gladstone, Mo. Remarks in House Brock. Raymond R.. Jr.: Clay County, MO. Commission Alexander Doniphan Community Service Award recipient. 12850 Gladstone, Mo National Civic League: All-America City Award recipient. 12853 Gladstone, Mo GNAGEY, JOHN Letters National Bombing Prevention Act, 12769 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Government Accountability Office Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12747 Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS Administrative law and procedure Government and business Bills and resolutions Aviation: prohibit conducting auctions, implementing congestion pricing, limiting airport operations, or charging certain use fees at airports (see S. 3150). 12727 12844 Transportation regulation FCC: prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany (see S. 3154, 3156), 12727 Telecommunication regulation FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (see S. 3151), 12727 FEC: extend authority to impose civil money penalties on the basis of an established and published schedule of penalties (see H.R. 6296), 12844 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (see S. 3153), 12727 Financial regulation Telecommunication regulation Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution (see S. 3198), 12844 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Energy regulation Telecommunication regulation Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905), 12747 Telecommunication regulation Firearms: gun control, 12865 Native Americans: technical corrections to certain laws (H.R. 5680). 12750 12751 Power resources: protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252), 12842 Energy regulation Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution, 12815 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131). 12693 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183). 12711 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Employment: impact of certain pending legislation on U.S. labor and employment laws, 12706-12707 FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (S. 3151), 12734 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (S. 3153), 12694 Financial regulation Telecommunication regulation Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773). 12682 12705 Government contracts and procurement Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate, 12699 Environmental regulation Texts of H.R. 5680. Native American laws' technical corrections. 12750 GOVERNMENT--U.S. Government Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Dept. of Defense: expand whistleblower protections to contract employees who report abuses to their superiors (see H.R. 6303). 12844 Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner, 12730 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand whistleblower protections to contract employees who report abuses to their superiors (H.R. 6303), 12863 Dept. of Homeland Security: require States and Federal agencies, departments, and courts to provide certain statistics to the FBI and require the FBI to publish such statistics (H.R. 6192), 12807 Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 48, 49, 50, 12745 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Public debt: debt held by foreigners. 12827 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12811 Remarks in Senate Contracts: promote accountability and prevent fraud in Federal contracting relative to reconstruction efforts in Iraq, 12697 Ecology and environment: national objectives priority assignments, 12699 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemenlal Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 GRAY, GLENDA Remarks in House Tribute, 12861 GREENLAND POINT CENTER, INC. Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12723 GUSTAFSON, DAVID Reports filed Nomination To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 HAGAN, ELOISE Proclamations Tribute: Representative Space, 12849 HALLIBURTON CO. Remarks in Senate Contracts: promote accountability and prevent fraud in Federal contracting relative to reconstruction efforts in Iraq, 12697 HAM LAKE, MN Ham Lake, Minn. Remarks in House Nelson. Monica: tribute for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12861 HAMEL, MICHAEL Remarks in House Tribute. 12860 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Hazardous substances Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631). 12774-12778 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1). conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Texts of H.R. 2631. Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act. 12774 HEALTH Medical economics Medical regulation Medicine Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12747 12750 Dept. of HHS: expand and intensify research programs concerning elder falls (H.R. 3701). 12860 Saratoga Springs, NY: tribute to community blood drive. 12860 Blood Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 12811 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288), 12863 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12700 12701 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicaid Medicare Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Preventive medicine Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unani-mous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicaid Medicare Physicians Preventive medicine Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464). 12679 Medicare Vaccination and vaccines National objectives: policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 12702 12703 Health insurance Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate. 12699 Public health Texts of S. 3312. Public Health Emergency Response Act. 12679-12866 Emergency medical services Public health HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Medical personnel Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unani-mous-consent requeSt. 12682 Navy Nurse Corps.: anniversary, 12722 HERBERT, BOB Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 HEROISM Awards, medals and prizes Military awards, decorations, and medals Bills and resolutions Brown, Monica L.: tribute (see S. Con. Res. 91), 12727 Eulogies Bacon, Walter J. (Bud): by Joseph E. Sutter, 12854 Remarks in Senate Brown. Monica L.: tribute (S. Con. Res. 91). 12743 Texts of S. Con. Res. 91, tribute to Monica L. Brown, 12742 12743 HISTORY History Amendments Veterans: mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (H.R. 634), 12795 Remarks in House Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219). 12813 Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (H. Res. 1237), 12814 Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Nelson, Monica: tribute for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition, 12861 Veterans: mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (H.R. 634). Senate amendment. 12795-12797 Texts of H. Res. 1127. condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 HOMELAND SECURITY ACT Remarks in House Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight (H.R. 4179), 12751-12756 12858 Texts of H.R. 4179. Fair. Accurate. Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 HONOR FLIGHT, INC. Remarks in House Kansas: tribute to veterans flown in Washington, DC, 12855 HOTELS, MOTELS, ETC. Hotels and motels Remarks in House Excelsior Springs, MO: anniversary of Elms Resort and Spa, 12847 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 12745 Prayers Coughlin. Daniel P., 12745 Remarks in House Parliamentary inquiry. 12804 Votes, position on missed: Akin, 12849 Votes, position on missed: Frelinghuysen, 12865 Votes, position on missed: Green, Gene, 12851 Votes, position on missed: Jackson Lee, 12806 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 12852 Votes, position on missed: Kind. 12856 Votes, position on missed: Napolitano. 12848 12850 12851 Votes, position on missed: Pickering. 12805 Tributes Langston, John M., 12851 HOUSING Housing Housing regulation Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont. 12718 Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12747 Economy: national objectives priority assignments. 12745 Financial institutions: handling of foreclosure crisis, 12814 Mortgages National Homeownership Month: observance (H. Res. 1271), 12856 Home ownership National Prevent Home Improvement Fraud Month: observance, 12851 U.S. Housing Act: repeal certain provisions relative to public housing disaster funds (H.R. 6276).. 12792-12795 Low-income housing Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12718 Texts of H.R. 6276, Public Housing Disaster Relief Act, 12792 Low-income housing HUMAN RIGHTS Human rights Remarks in House Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230). 12778 12781 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 HURRICANES Hurricanes Remarks in Senate FEMA: reform. 12698 IDAHO Idaho E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 12719 ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIME REPORTING ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6192). 12807 IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 9/11 COMMISSION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R.1): conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150). 12762-12767 12858 Texts of H. Res. 1150. Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines. 12763 IMPLEMENTING THE 9/11 RECOMMENDATIONS COMMISSION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R.1): conference report. 12763 12767 12858 IMPROVING AMERICA'S SECURITY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R.1): conference report. 12763 12767 12858 INCOME Business income Dvidends and interest income Household income Personal and family income Wages and salaries Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 Income Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use properly and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289). 12844 Income Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12829 Income Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 12827 Income Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (H.R. 1338), 12862 Income Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12747 12749 Income Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001. 12703 Income Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12700 12701 12718 Income Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, Slate and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Income Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049). motion to proceed, 12679 12683 12691-12692 12696 Income Taxation: rates. 12703 12704 Income INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Federal independent agencies Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner, 12730 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: require States and Federal agencies, departments, and courts to provide certain statistics to the FBI and require the FBI to publish such statistics (H.R. 6192). 12807 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 INFLATION Inflation Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 INSURANCE Insurance Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12750 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288), 12863 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12700 12701 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 12702 12703 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464). 12679 INTELLIGENCE SERVICES Intelligence services Remarks in House National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1). conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Remarks in Senate Civil liberties: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW. 12698 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773), 12682 12705 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Internal Revenue Service Reports filed Nomination of Edwin Eck to the IRS Oversight Board: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 INTERNATIONAL LAW International law Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS International relations Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean, Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns, 12848 Press releases U.S. Rep. Clarke's Caribbean Crime Resolution Passes House of Representatives: Representative Clarke. 12848 Remarks in House "Crime. Violence, and Development--Trends. Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean": recognize contribution of U.N. and World Bank Group report to understanding crime and violence levels in the Caribbean region (H. Res. 865). 12848 International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350), 12787-12792 12810 12814 Zimbabwe: commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members (H. Res. 1270), 12781-12784 Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230), 12778-12781 Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers. 12715 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW. 12698 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally, 12698 Seeds of Peace (organization): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350. end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts. 12787 H. Res. 1230. condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe. 12778 H. Res. 1270. commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members. 12781 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Foreign trade Remarks in Senate China, People's Republic of: require negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty that benefits U.S. workers, manufacturers, businesses, and protects consumers, 12715 INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION International Whaling Commission Remarks in House Whales: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350), 12787-12792 12810 12814 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350, end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts, 12787 INVESTMENTS Investments Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289), 12844 Remarks in House Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288), 12863 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131), 12693 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183), 12711 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. Stale and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Taxation: rates, 12704 IOWA Iowa Bills and resolutions Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations (see S. Res. 599). 12844 Remarks in House Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations. 12830 Disasters: impact of severe storms and flooding. 12829-12831 Disasters: moment of silence for victims of floods. 12802 IRAQ, REPUBLIC OF Iraq Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281). 12844 Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration. 12747 Foreign policy: call for redeployment of troops and a shift in political and diplomatic strategy for stabilizing Iraq, 12810 Remarks in Senate Contracts: promote accountability and prevent fraud in Federal contracting relative to reconstruction efforts in Iraq. 12697 Foreign policy: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12707 International relations: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally. 12698 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 ISRAEL, STATE OF Israel Remarks in House Independence: anniversary, 12808 JEWS Jews Remarks in House Israel: independence anniversary. 12808 Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Texts of H. Res. 1127, condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY Remarks in House Observance (H. Res. 1237), 12814 JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT Bills and resolutions Reauthorize and improve (see S. 3155), 12727 Remarks in Senate Reauthorize and improve (S. 3155), 12735-12742 Texts of S. 3155, reauthorize and improve, 12736-12741 KANSAS Kansas Remarks in House Honor Flight, Inc.: tribute to Kansas veterans flown to Washington. DC. 12855 KANSAS CITY, MO Kansas City, Mo. Remarks in House Army: Fourth Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol, and Company K 75th Infantry anniversary reunion, 12849 KEEPING SENIORS SAFE FROM FALLS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 3701), 12860 KEISER, LARRY S. Remarks in House Tribute, 12857 KENTUCKY Kentucky Remarks in House American Printing House for the Blind. Inc.: anniversary. 12809 KING, TREVOR Remarks in House Tribute, 12861 KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL Remarks in House St. Louis, MO: anniversary of Kiwanis Club of St. Louis. 12850 KNOX COUNTY, OH Knox County, Ohio Proclamations Tribute to Eloise Hagan: Representative Space, 12849 LABOR UNIONS Labor unions Remarks in Senate Employment: impact of certain pending legislation on U.S, LAbor and employment laws, 12706-12707 LAND USE Land use Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289), 12844 Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12812 12837-12842 Native Americans: technical corrections to certain laws (H.R. 5680). 12750 12751 Remarks in Senate Power resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing, 12716-12718 Texts of H.R. 5680, Native American laws' technical corrections. 12750 LAURITZEN, BRIAN W. Remarks in House Tribute. 12856 LAW ENFORCEMENT Law enforcement Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean, Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns, 12848 Bills and resolutions Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: reauthorize and improve (see S. 3155), 12727 Press releases U.S. Rep. Clarke's Caribbean Crime Resolution Passes House of Representatives: Representative Clarke, 12848 Remarks in House Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight (H.R. 4179), 12751-12756 12858 Coast Guard: tribute to efforts relative to the seizure of cocaine at sea. 12815 Crime: "Crime. Violence, and Development--Trends. Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean": recognize contribution of U.N. and World Bank Group report to understanding crime and violence levels in the Caribbean region (H. Res. 865). 12848 Dept. of Homeland Security: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1684). 12763 Dept. of Justice: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program funding. 12807 Dept. of Justice: establish the Petroleum Industry Antitrust Task Force (S. 3081). 12842 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). 12832 Remarks in Senate Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773). 12682 12705 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: reauthorize and improve (S. 3155), 12735-12742 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed, 12679 12691-12692 Texts of H.R. 4179, Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 S. 3155, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act reauthorization and improvement, 12736-12741 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Police Remarks in House Dept. of Justice: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program funding, 12807 LEES, HERMINE Articles and editorials St. Marcellinus Church--A History, 12852 LEWIS AND CLARK MOUNT HOOD WILDERNESS ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 647). 12693 LITTLE SIOUX, IA Little Sioux, Iowa Bills and resolutions Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations (see S. Res. 599), 12844 Remarks in House Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tomado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations, 12830 LOCAL GOVERNMENT Local government Bills and resolutions Dept. of Education: establish discretionary school construction grant program for local educational agencies affected by base closures and realignments (see H.R. 6293). 12844 Education: require local educational agencies to provide information to parents on the professional qualifications of specialized instructional support personnel (see H.R. 6292), 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Remarks in House National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roc v. Wade decision. 12811 Remarks in Senate Artesian. SD: anniversary. 12723 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). unanimous-consent request. 12682 LOUISIANA Louisiana Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642). consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281). 12844 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719). 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 LOUISVILLE, KY Louisville, Ky. Remarks in House American Printing House for the Blind, INc.: anniversary. 12809 LOWER ROGUE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3149), 12727 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3149), 12732 Texts of S. 3149, provisions, 12732-12733 MAINE Maine Remarks in Senate Greenland Point Center, Inc.: tribute, 12723 MARINE MAMMALS Marine mammals Remarks in House International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350), 12787-12792 12810 12814 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350, end commercial, coastal, and com-munity-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts, 12787 MARINE RESOURCES Marine resources Remarks in House International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350). 12787-12792 12810 12814 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350. end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts. 12787 MARTIN, JUDY Remarks in House Cleveland, OH. Joint Elks Beauty and Talent Committee: Beauty and Talent Pageant honoree. 12849 MASSEY, HARMON O., JR. Remarks in House Tribute, 12862 MATHEMATICS Mathematics Remarks in Senate Vermont: tribute to Vermont All Stars for participation in American Mathematics League regional competition. 12723 MAYER, DAN Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12723 MEDICARE IMPROVEMENT ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 2464), 12679 MEDICARE IMPROVEMENTS FOR PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS ACT Remarks in Senate unanimous-consent request. 12682 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Congress Remarks in House Votes, position on missed: Akin. 12849 Votes, position on missed: Frelinghuysen, 12865 Votes, position on missed: Green, Gene, 12851 Votes, position on missed: Jackson Lee, 12806 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 12852 Votes, position on missed: Kind, 12856 Votes, position on missed: Napolitano, 12848 12850 12851 Votes, position on missed: Pickering, 12805 Remarks in Senate Senate: impact of partisanship. 12679 12683 Tributes Langston, John M.. 12851 MENTAL HEALTH Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 MEYER, DAN Remarks in House Cable in the Classroom (organization): Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award recipient. 12858 MICHEL, HARRIET R. Articles and editorials NMSDC President To Retire in 12853 Remarks in House Tribute, 12853 MIDDLE EAST Middle East Bills and resolutions Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 Remarks in House Iraq: call for redeployment of troops and a shift in political and diplomatic strategy for stabilizing Iraq, 12810 Israel: independence anniversary, 12808 News media: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127). 12784-12787 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources. 12808 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298). 12855 Remarks in Senate Contracts: promote accountability and prevent fraud in Federal contracting relative to reconstruction efforts in Iraq. 12697 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12707 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally. 12698 Seeds of Peace (organization): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 Texts of H. Res. 1127, condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media, 12784 MINING AND MINERAL RESOURCES Mineral resources Mines and mining Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108). 12844 Remarks in House BLM: potential use of oil shale, 12758 Remarks in Senate Power resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing. 12716-12718 MINORITIES Minority groups Remarks in House Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (H.R. 1338). 12862 MISSOURI Missouri Remarks in House Excelsior Springs, MO: anniversary of Elms Resort and Spa, 12847 Gladstone, MO: National Civic League All-America City Award recipient, 12853 St. Louis, MO: anniversary of Kiwanis Club of St. Louis. 12850 MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS Monuments and memorials National monuments Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Sccnic River System (see S. 3148). 12727 12844 Remarks in Senate Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148). 12730 Texts of S. 3148, Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act, 12731 MORRISON, RICHARD T. Reports filed Nomination To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 MORRISTOWN, NJ Morristown, NJ Remarks in House Mount Kemble Home, inc.: anniversary, 12862 MOTOR VEHICLES Motor transportation E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor, Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc., 12689 Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner, 12730 Remarks in House Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Power resources: protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252). 12842 Remarks in Senate EPA: accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission reduction supplemental environmental projects (S. 2146), House amendment, 12684-12687 Electric power: promote plug-in electric motor vehicles, 12687 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 12691 12719 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 MOUNT HERMON, CA Mount Hermon, Calif. Remarks in House Meyer, Dan: Cable in the Classroom (organization) Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award recipient, 12858 MOUNT KEMBLE HOME, INC. Remarks in House Anniversary, 12862 MOUNT OLIVE COLLEGE Remarks in Senate Sports: tribute to baseball team, 12721 MOUNT OLIVE, NC Mount Olive, N.C. Remarks in Senate Mount Olive College: tribute to baseball team, 12721 MOUNTAINS Mountains Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 MUSIC AND DANCE Dance Music Remarks in House "In the Heights" (musical): American Theatre Wing (organization) Tony Award recipient. 12850 NARCISSE, JASMINE Privilege of the floor Senate, 12743 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES National Academy of Sciences Bills and resolutions Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152), 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Remarks in Senate Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (S. 3152). 12734 Texts of S. 3152. provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama. 12734 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION National Aeronautics and Space Administration Amendments Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063), 12800 12801 Motions Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063), 12803 Remarks in House Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063), 12800-12806 Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063). corrections in engrossment. 12806 Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 6063). motion to recommit. 12803-12805 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels. 12804 NASA Goddard High School Internship Program: funding, 12802 Tribute, 12857 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION National Basketball Association Remarks in House Boston Celtics (basketball team): tribute. 12836 NATIONAL BOMBING PREVENTION ACT Letters Provisions: John Gnagey, National Tactical Officers Association. 12769 Provisions: Representative Bennie Ci. Thompson. Committee on Homeland Security (House). 12769 Provisions: Representative Gordon. Committee on Science and Technology (House). 12769 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 4749). 12767-12771 12858 Texts of H.R. 4749. provisions. 12767-12768 NATIONAL BROADCASTING CO. (NBC) Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway. Orchard Park. NY: designate (see S. 3145) 12727 NATIONAL CIVIC LEAGUE Remarks in House Gladstone. MO: National Civic League All-America City Award recipient. 12853 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Remarks in Senate Mount Olive College: tribute to baseball team, 12721 NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE U.S. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the U.S. Remarks in House Recommendations: implement (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 NATIONAL EMBLEMS National signs and symbols Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12810 12814 NATIONAL FORESTS National forests Bills and resolutions Arizona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast Arizona (see S. 3157). 12727 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Remarks in House Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290), 12861 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 NATIONAL GUARD National Guard Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12829 Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001 12703 NATIONAL HISTORY DAY (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Nelson. Monica: tribute for participation in National History Day (organization) Competition. 12861 NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH Remarks in House Observance (H. Res. 1271). 12856 NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD National Labor Relations Board Remarks in Senate Employment: impact of certain pending legislation on U.S. labor and employment laws. 12706-12707 NATIONAL OBJECTIVES National goals Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration. 12747 12750 Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies. 12827 Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 12745 Financial institutions: handling of foreclosure crisis, 12814 Petroleum: increase refining capacity, 12826 Power resources: national energy policy. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). 12832 Remarks in Senate Democratic Party: national agenda, 12696-12703 Ecology and environment: national objectives priority assignments, 12699 Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12718 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 12702 12703 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts. 12707 Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). motion to proceed. 12679 12691-12692 Republican Party: national agenda, 12703-12706 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE National Park Service Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Remarks in House Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290). 12861 Remarks in Senate Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148). 12730 Texts of S. 3148. Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act. 12731 NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL National Research Council Bills and resolutions Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152). 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and FlintRivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Remarks in Senate Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLoridu. und Alabama (S. 3152). 12734 Texts of S. 3152. provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama. 12734 NATIONAL SECURITY National defense Security Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Defense budgets and appropriations E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 12719 12720 Letters National Bombing Prevention Act: John Gnagey, National Tactical Officers Association, 12769 National Bombing Prevention Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12769 National Bombing Prevention Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12769 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush, 12724 12815 Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001. 12829 Armed services Military education and training Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a night (H.R. 4179). 12751-12756 12858 Military aviation Aviation: prohibit advanced notice to certain individuals, INcluding security screeners. of covert testing of security screening procedures (H.R. 5909). 12759-12762 12858 Aviation security Military aviation Dept. of Homeland Security: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1684), 12763 Defense budgets and appropriations Dept. of Homeland Security: conduct a study on how airports can transition to uniform, standards-based, and interoperable bio-metric identifier systems for airport workers with access to secure areas (H.R. 5982), 12756-12759 12858 Dept. of Homeland Security: enter into an agreement with the Air Force to use Civil Air Patrol personnel and resources to support homeland security missions (H.R. 1333), 12771-12774 12858 Air Force Military personnel Dept. of Homeland Security: establish the Office for Bombing Prevention to address terrorist explosive threats (H.R. 4749), 12767-12771 12858 Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12808 Energy security Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12703 Armed services Military education and training Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Army Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12707 Military forces assessments Power resources: national energy policy, 12687 Energy security Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 12844 Texts of H. Res. 1150, Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines, 12763 H.R. 1333, Civil Air Patrol Homeland Security Support Act, 12771 H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 H.R. 4179, Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 H.R. 4749, National Bombing Prevention Act, 12767-12768 H.R. 5909, Catching Operational Vulnerabilities by Ensuring Random Testing (COVERT) Act, 12759 H.R. 5982, Biometric Enhancement for Airport-Risk Reduction Act, 12756 NATIONAL TACTICAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION Letters National Bombing Prevention Act. 12769 NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES Wildlife refuges Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration. 12748 12749 12754 12808 12812 12813 12816-12818 12821 12823-12829 12832 12837 Remarks in Senate Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration. 12694 12695 12718 NATIVE AMERICANS Native Americans Remarks in House Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: restrict off-reservation gaming, 12679-12866 Indian reservations Laws: technical corrections (H.R. 5680), 12750 12751 Texts of H.R. 5680, Native American laws' technical corrections, 12750 NATURAL GAS Natural gas and gas industry Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302), 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108), 12844 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147), 12727 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 12719 12720 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi, 12828 Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12679-12866 12748 12749 12754 12808 12812 12813 12816-12818 12821 12823-12829 12832 12837 Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not occurring and use fees for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects (H.R. 6256), 12812 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12812 12837-12842 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions. 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Power resources: national energy policy. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Remarks in Senate Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12694 12695 12718 Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131), 12693 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed. 12679 12691 12692 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147), 12728 12729 NATURAL RESOURCES Natural resources Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development. and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108), 12844 Water: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970), 12844 Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 Petroleum: expedite construction of new refinery capacity on closed military installations, 12817 Petroleum: increase refining capacity, 12826 Remarks in Senate Ecology and environment: national objectives priority assignments. 12699 Power resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing. 12716-12718 NEGRON, MIGUEL AND NELLY Remarks in House Tribute. 12853 NELSON, MONICA Remarks in House National History Day (organization): tribute for participation in competition. 12861 NEW JERSEY New Jersey Remarks in House Mount Kemble Home, INc.: anniversary. 12862 NEW MEXICO New Mexico Bills and resolutions Dona Ana County. NM: establish special preservation areas and rangeland preservation areas (see H.R. 6300), 12844 NEW YORK (NY) CARIB NEWS Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean, Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns, 12848 NEW YORK (NY) TIMES Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 NEW YORK (STATE) New York State Remarks in House Saratoga Springs, NY: tribute to community blood drive, 12860 NEW YORK, NY New York City Articles and editorials NMSDC President To Retire in 12853 NEWCOMERSTOWN, OH Newcomerstown, Ohio Proclamations Isleta United Methodist Church. Newcomerstown. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12847 NEWS MEDIA Mass media Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway. Orchard Park. NY: designate (see S. 3145), 12727 Remarks in House Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Texts of H. Res. 1127, condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media, 12784 NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT Remarks in Senate Education: funding, 12703 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Nonprofit organizations Remarks in Senate Greenland Point Center, INc.: tribute. 12723 NORRISTOWN, PA Norristown, Pa. Remarks in House Macedonia Baptist Church: anniversary, 12847 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP. Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12746 12747 12750 12859 Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear power Bills and resolutions Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Power resources: national energy policy. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298), 12855 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Texts of H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act. 12774 NUCLEAR FORENSICS AND ATTRIBUTION ACT Letters Provisions: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Provisions: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Provisions: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Texts of H.R. 2631, provisions, 12774 NUCLEAR WEAPONS Nuclear weapons Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush, 12724 12815 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 Texts of H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 OCEANS Marine resources Oceanography Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146). 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302). 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108). 12844 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147). 12727 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi. 12828 Remarks in House Coast Guard: tribute to efforts relative to the seizure of cocaine at sea, 12815 International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350). 12787-12792 12810 12814 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Remarks in Senate Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147), 12728 12729 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350, end commercial, coastal, and com-munity-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts, 12787 OFFICE OF THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Remarks in House U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Remarks in Senate U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830), 12705 Reports filed Waive Certain Trade Act Provisions Relative to Appointment of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.J. Res. 38), 12727 OHIO Ohio Proclamations Isleta United Methodist Church. Newcomerstown. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12847 Smyrna United Methodist Church. Freeport. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12850 Tribute to Eloise Hagan: Representative Space. 12849 Remarks in House Martin, Judy: Cleveland, OH, Joint Elks Beauty and Talent Committee Beauty and Talent Pageant hon-oree, 12849 OIL SPECULATION CONTROL ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3131). 12693 ORANGE COUNTY, CA Orange County, Calif. Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 ORCHARD PARK, NY Orchard Park, NY State Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway: designate (see S. 3145), 12727 OREGON Oregon Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundaiy and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Public lands: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3149), 12727 Remarks in House Public lands: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290). 12861 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647). 12693 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148). 12730 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S.3149). 12732 Texts of S. 3148. Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act, 12731 S. 3149. Lower Rogue Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. 12732-12733 OREGON CAVES NATIONAL MONUMENT BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3148), 12727 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3148), 12730 Texts of S. 3148, provisions, 12731 ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 12691 OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF Continental shelf Bills and resolutions Local government: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146). 12727 Mining and mineral resources: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108). 12844 Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302), 12844 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147). 12727 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi. 12828 Remarks in House Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Remarks in Senate Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Power resources: national energy policy, 12687 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147), 12728 12729 PARIS, ELIZABETH CREWSON Reports filed Nomination To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 PATRIOTISM Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12810 12814 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219), 12813 PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 1338), 12862 PEACE International military forces Peace Movements Remarks in House Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230), 12778-12781 Remarks in Senate Seeds of Peace (organization): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 PEACE CORPS. Peace Corps Remarks in House Shalala, Donna: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 12853 PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania Remarks in House Downingtown, PA: anniversary of Minquas Fire Co. No. 2. 12850 Norristown, PA: anniversary of Macedonia Baptist Church, 12847 PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Transmittals Atlanta. GA. City Council: Federal transportation programs funding and local officials participation in reauthorization debate. 12846 Columbus County, NC, Board of Commissioners: Dept. of Agriculture Resource Conservation and Development Program funding, 12846 Louisiana: Corps. of Engineers use of harbor maintenance taxes for dredging navigation channels and use of dredged material to protect, restore, and conserve the wetlands. 12845 Louisiana: prohibit importation of foreign nuclear waste. 12845 Lyon County. NV. Board of Commissioners: wilderness designations in Lyon County, NV. 12846 Mississippi Board of Education: Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. 12846 Mississippi: Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. 12845 New Orleans, LA, City Council: domestic spending for the recovery of New Orleans, LA, 12846 Northern Mariana Islands: Guam resolution on Northern Mariana Islands covenant modifications relative to immigration, 12845 Ohio: renew exemption for the Delta Queen (steamboat) from the Safety of Life at Sea Act, 12845 Oklahoma: regulation of all-terrain vehichles on forest lands, 12845 Rhode Island: weight limits of commercial motor vehicles, 12845 Rockland County, NY, Legislature: FAA redesign plan for New York Metropolitan Area funding, 12846 Rockland County, NY, Legislature: Local Preparedness Acquisition Act, 12846 PETROLEUM Petroleum and petroleum industry Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302), 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108), 12844 E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom. 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson. 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough. 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart. Franklin County, TN. Board of Education. 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor. Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, INc.. 12689 Promote energy independence and securily: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner. 12730 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi, 12828 Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12748 12749 12754 12808 12812 12813 12816-12818 12821 12823-12829 12832-12836 12837 BLM: potential use of oil shale, 12758 Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12750 Dept. of Energy: expedite construction of new refinery capacity on closed military installations, 12817 Dept. of Justice: establish the Petroleum Industry Antitrust Task Force (S. 3081), 12842 Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not occurring and use fees for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects (H.R. 6256), 12812 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12812 12837-12842 Economy: gasoline price levels. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Foreign trade: dependence on foreign sources. 12808 National objectives: increase refining capacity. 12826 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Power resources: national energy policy, 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Power resources: protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252), 12842 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Taxation: impose windfall profit tax on oil companies, 12832 Taxation: provide credit for cellulosic biofuel production. 12840 Remarks in Senate Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration. 12694 12695 12718 Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131), 12693 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183), 12711 Economy: gasoline price levels, 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12700 12701 Economy: impact of increasing oil prices, 12691 12719 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Power resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing, 12716-12718 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed, 12679 12691-12692 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 PHARMACEUTICALS Pharmaceutical industry Bills and resolutions FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (see S. 3151), 12727 Remarks in Senate FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (S. 3151), 12734 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464), 12679 POLITICAL ETHICS Political ethics Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12747 12750 Remarks in Senate Senate: legislative process. 12679 POLITICAL PARTIES Political parties Remarks in Senate Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12705 Senate: impact of partisanship, 12679 12683 Senate: legislative process, 12679 POMERLEAU, CLAUDE Prayers Senate, 12679 Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12679 POSTAL SERVICE Postal service Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12814 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150), 12813 POVERTY Poverty Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures. 12702 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 POWER RESOURCES Energy resources Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont. 12718 Bills and resolutions Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of production if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions (see H.R. 6302), 12844 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources (see H.R. 6108), 12844 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147), 12727 E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor, Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc., 12689 Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 12719 12720 Letters Federal energy conservation: Senator Warner, 12730 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi. 12828 Remarks in House Agriculture: impact of ethanol production on food prices. 12679-12866 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12748 12749 12754 12808 12812 12813 12816-12818 12821 12823-12829 12832 12837 BLM: potential use of oil shale. 12758 Bush, President: evaluation of administration. 12750 Consumers: protect from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels (H.R. 1252), 12842 Dept. of Justice: establish the Petroleum Industry Antitrust Task Force (S. 3081), 12842 Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not occurring and use fees for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects (H.R. 6256), 12812 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12812 12837-12842 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels. 12804 National objectives: energy policy, 12745 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12829 12831-12842 National objectives: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 12746 12761 12767 12808 12813 12816-12829 12833-12836 12839 Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12808 Petroleum: expedite construction of new refinery capacity on closed military installations, 12817 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Petroleum: increase refining capacity. 12826 Taxation: impose windfall profit tax on oil companies, 12832 Taxation: provide credit for cellulosic biofuel production, 12840 Remarks in Senate Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 12694 12695 12718 Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131). 12693 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183). 12711 Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class, 12700 12701 12718 Mining and mineral resources: promote oil shale and tar sands leasing, 12716-12718 Motor vehicles: promote plug-in electric motor vehicles, 12687 National objectives: energy policy, 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 National objectives: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed, 12679 12691-12692 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 12692 12694 12695 12699 12709 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 12691 12719 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), motion to proceed, 12679 12683 12691-12692 12696 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147). 12728. 12729 Texts of S. Res. 577, require development of initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by Federal agencies and departments, 12729 PRESERVING ACCESS TO MEDICARE ACT Remarks in Senate unanimous-consent request. 12682 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (GEORGE W. BUSH) Bush, George W. (2001-2009) Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia, 12724 12815 Veto of H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act, 12712 12797 Remarks in House Administration: evaluation, 12747 12750 Economy: evaluation of policies. 12827 Shalala. Donna: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. 12853 PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Leahy, Senator, 12679 PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS Presidential appointments Civilian ITC: nominations. 12744 Remarks in Senate Courts: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12705 Reports filed Nomination of David Gustafson To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Edwin Eck to the IRS Oversight Board: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Elizabeth Crewson Paris To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Eric M. Thorson To Be Dept. of the Treasury Inspector General: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 Nomination of Richard T. Morrison To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Waive Certain Trade Act Provisions Relative to Appointment of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.I. Res. 38), 12727 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES Presidency of the U.S. Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12814 PRISONERS OF WAR Prisoners of war Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW. 12698 PUBLIC BUILDINGS Public buildings Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: designate (H.R. 6085), 12814 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building. Cleveland, OH: designate (H.R. 6150). 12813 PUBLIC DEBT Public debt Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 12827 Foreign policy: debt held by foreigners, 298, 12827 PUBLIC HOUSING DISASTER RELIEF ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6276). 12792-12795 Texts of H.R. 6276. provisions. 12792 PUBLIC LANDS Public lands Bills and resolutions Arizona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast Arizona (see S. 3157). 12727 Dona Ana County, NM: establish special preservation areas and rangeland preservation areas (see H.R. 6300), 12844 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (see S. 3088), 12844 Remarks in House BLM: potential use of oil shale, 12758 Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not occurring and use fees for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects (H.R. 6256), 12812 Dept. of the Interior: prohibit from issuing new Federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases (H.R. 6251), 12812 12837-12842 Oregon: designate certain lands as wilderness (H.R. 6290), 12861 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148), 12730 Texts of S. 3148, Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act. 12731 PUBLIC UTILITIES Public utilities Bills and resolutions Water: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970), 12844 Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS Public welfare programs Remarks in House Unemployment: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12747 12749 Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 PUBLIC WORKS Public works Remarks in House Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 RADIO Radio Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905), 12747 RAILROADS Railroads Remarks in House National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Texts of H. Res. 1150. Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines. 12763 RANCHO MIRAGE, CA Rancho Mirage, Calif. Remarks in House Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 6085). 12814 REAL ESTATE Land ownership and rights Real estate business Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289), 12844 Remarks in House Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 12745 Financial institutions: handling of foreclosure crisis, 12814 National Homeownership Month: observance (H. Res. 1271), 12856 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12700 REHABILITATION ACT Remarks in Senate Discrimination: clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the compensation decision or other practice (S. 1843), 12696 RELIGION Religions Articles and editorials St. Marcellinus Church--A History, 12852 Proclamations Isleta United Methodist Church. Newcomerstown. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12847 Smyrna United Methodist Church. Freeport. OH. Anniversary: Representative Space. 12850 Remarks in House Commerce, CA: anniversary of St. Marcellinus Catholic Church. 12852 Middle East: condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material, Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media (H. Res. 1127), 12784-12787 Mount Kemble Home, Inc.: anniversary, 12862 Norristown, PA: anniversary of Macedonia Baptist Church, 12847 Texts of H. Res. 1127, condemn restrictions on freedom of the press and expression and concurrent and widespread presence of anti-Semitic material. Holocaust denial, and incitement to violence in the Arab media. 12784 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND JOB CREATION ACT Remarks in Senate motion to proceed, 12679 12683 12691-12692 12696 RENWICK, ED Remarks in Senate Tribute, 12724 REPUBLICAN PARTY Republican Party Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False: Speaker Pelosi. 12828 Remarks in Senate Domestic policy: national agenda, 12703-12706 Senate: impact of partisanship, 12679 12683 Senate: legislative process, 12679 Taxation: rates, 12704 RESEARCH Research Bills and resolutions FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (see S. 3151), 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152), 12727 Environmental research Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Environmental research Water: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970). 12844 Environmental research Remarks in House Dept. of HHS: expand and intensify research programs concerning elder falls (H.R. 3701), 12860 Remarks in Senate FDA: clarify priority review voucher laws (S. 3151). 12734 Power resources: national energy policy, 12687 Energy research Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (S. 3152), 12734 Environmental research Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Educational research Energy research Texts of S. 3152. provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama. 12734 Environmental research RESOLUTION COPPER CO. Bills and resolutions Arizona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast Arizona (see S. 3157), 12727 RESPONSIBLE ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE THAT IS OVERSEEN, REVIEWED, AND EFFECTIVE (RESTORE) ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (H.R. 3773), 12682 12705 RESPONSIBLE FEDERAL OIL AND GAS LEASE ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6251), 12812 12837-12842 RIVERA COLLAZO, RAFAEL A. Remarks in House Tribute, 12858 RIVERS Rivers and waterways Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3149), 12727 Water: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152), 12727 Water: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294), 12844 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647). 12693 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and crecks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148) 12730 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3149) 12732 Water: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (S. 3152). 12734 Texts of S. 3148, Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act, 12731 S. 3149, Lower Rogue Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 12732-12733 S. 3152, provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 12734 ROADS AND HIGHWAYS Highways Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway, Orchard Park, NY: designate (see S. 3145), 12727 RURAL AREAS Rural conditions Messages Veto of H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act: President Bush, 12712 12797 Remarks in House Agriculture: continue certain programs (H.R. 6124), veto, 12797-12800 Remarks in Senate Agriculture: continue certain programs (H.R. 6124). veto--unanimous-consent agreement. 12712 Agriculture: continue certain programs (H.R. 6124). veto. 12712-12714 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118). unani-mous-consent request. 12682 RUSSERT, TIMOTHY J., JR. Bills and resolutions Timothy J. Russert Highway. Orchard Park, NY: designate (see S. 3145). 12727 RUSSIA Russia Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush. 12724 12815 SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT Remarks in Senate Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate, 12699 SAFETY Accidents and accident prevention Bills and resolutions Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: reauthoriZe and improve (see S. 3155), 12727 Remarks in House Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight (H.R. 4179), 12751-12756 12858 Aviation accidents and safety Dept. of HHS: expand and intensify research programs concerning elder falls (H.R. 3701), 12860 Dept. of Homeland Security: conduct a study on how airports can transition to uniform, standards-based, and interoperable biometric identifier systems for airport workers with access to secure areas (H.R. 5982), 12756-12759 12858 Aviation accidents and safety Aviation security Working conditions Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Railroad accidents and safety Transportation accidents and safety Remarks in Senate Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: reauthoriZe and improve (S. 3155), 12735-12742 Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate, 12699 Texts of H. Res. 1150, Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines, 12763 Railroad accidents and safety Transportation accidents and safety H.R. 4179, Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 H.R. 5982, Biometric Enhancement for Airport-Risk Reduction Act, 12756 Aviation accidents and safety S. 3155, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act reauthoriZation and improvement, 12736-12741 SAFETY OF SENIORS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 3701), 12860 SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Remarks in House Community service: tribute to community blood drive. 12860 SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OE Saudi Arabia Bills and resolutions Nuclear energy: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 Remarks in House Nuclear energy: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298), 12855 SCHOOLS Correspondence schools and courses Private schools Public schools Bills and resolutions Dept. of Education: establish discretionary school construction grant program for local educational agencies affected by base closures and realignments (see H.R. 6293), 12844 Education: require local educational agencies to provide information to parents on the professional qualifications of specialiZed instructional support personnel (see H.R. 6292), 12844 E-mails Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 Remarks in House Meyer, Dan: Cable in the Classroom (organiZation) Leaders in Learning General Excellence Award recipient, 12858 Nelson, Monica: tribute for participation in National History Day (organiZation) Competition, 12861 Remarks in Senate Education: funding, 12703 Vermont: tribute to Vermont All Stars for participation in American Mathematics League regional competition, 12723 SCIENCE Science and technology Amendments NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12800 12801 Letters Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Motions NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12803 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631). 12774-12778 Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels. 12804 International Whaling Commission: end commercial, coastal, and community-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts (H. Con. Res. 350), 12787-12792 12810 12814 NASA: NASA Goddard High School Internship Program funding. 12802 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12800-12806 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). corrections in engrossment. 12806 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063). motion to recommit. 12803-12805 NASA: tribute, 12857 Texts of H. Con. Res. 350. end commercial, coastal, and com-munity-based whaling and strengthen whale conservation efforts. 12787 H.R. 2631, Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, 12774 SECURITIES Securities Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: ensure the application of speculation limits to speculators in energy markets (S. 3131), 12693 Commodity Exchange Act: reduce speculation in crude oil markets (S. 3183), 12711 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098). unani-mous-consent request. 12682 SEEDS OF PEACE (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in Senate Anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 SENATE Senate Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Leahy, Senator, 12679 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 12679 Prayers by visitors Pomerleau. Claude. 12679 Privilege of the floor Bowman, Amanda, 12743 Narcisse. Jasmine. 12743 Remarks in Senate Legislative process. 12679 Legislative program. 12679 12714 12715 12744 Partisanship: impact. 12679 12683 Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 12705 Schedules Committee meetings, 12865 SENIOR CITIZENS Aged and aging E-mails Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor. Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, INc.. 12689 Remarks in House Dept. of HHS: expand and intensify research programs concerning elder falls (H.R. 3701), 12860 Taxation: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288). 12863 Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures. 12702 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services. enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101), unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464), 12679 Taxation: rates, 12704 SHALALA, DONNA Remarks in House Presidential Medal of Freedom: recipient. 12853 SHIPPING INDUSTRY Freight Remarks in House National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 12691 12719 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 SHIPS AND VESSELS Ships and shipbuilding Bills and resolutions Crime: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution (see S. 3198). 12844 Remarks in House Coast Guard: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 2830), 12815 Coast Guard: tribute to efforts relative to the seiZure of cocaine at sea, 12815 Crime: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution, 12815 SIMMONS, ULYSSES Remarks in House Firearms: gun control, 12865 SMALL BUSINESS Small business Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289), 12844 Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures. 12702 Taxation: rates, 12704 SOCIAL SECURITY Social security Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642). consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281). 12844 Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 12702 Medicare/Medicaid: extend expiring provisions to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, enhance low-income benefit programs, and maintain access to care in rural areas (S. 3101), unanimous-consent requeSt. 12682 Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Medicare: provide coverage of federally recommended vaccines (S. 2464), 12679 Taxation: rates. 12704 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719). 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 SOLAR ENERGY Solar energy Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12751 12761 12793 12812 12815-12829 12831-12842 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions. Stale and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), unani-mous-consent requeSt. 12682 SOUTH AMERICA South America Remarks in House U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Remarks in Senate U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830). 12705 SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota Remarks in Senate Artesian, SD: anniversary, 12723 SOUTHEAST ASIA Southeast Asia Remarks in Senate Seeds of Peace (organiZation): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 SPACE POLICY Space programs Amendments NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), 12800 12801 Motions NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), 12803 Remarks in House Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 NASA: NASA Goddard High School Internship Program funding, 12802 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), 12800-12806 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), corrections in engrossment, 12806 NASA: authoriZing appropriations (H.R. 6063), motion to recommit, 12803-12805 NASA: tribute, 12857 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (NANCY PELOSI) Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush, 12815 Veto of H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act: President Bush, 12797 Press releases Republicans Use Scare Tactics To Promote Failed "Drill Veto" Energy Policies of the Past--GOP Claims China Is Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Coast Proven False, 12828 SPECIAL DAYS AND HOLIDAYS Anniversaries Holidays Remarks in House American Eagle Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1247), 12810 12814 Flag Day: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 1219), 12813 National Homeownership Month: observance (H. Res. 1271). 12856 SPECIAL ORDERS Granted House of Representatives. 12842 SPORTS Sports and athletics Remarks in House Boston Celtics (basketball team): tribute, 12836 Remarks in Senate Mount Olive College: tribute to baseball team. 12721 ST. LOUIS, MO St. Louis, Mo. Remarks in House Kiwanis Club of St Louis: anniversary, 12850 STAR, PHILLIP D. Remarks in House Tribute, 12851 STATES Federal aid to States Bills and resolutions AriZona: provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain national forest land and other land in southeast AriZona (see S. 3157), 12727 Dona Ana County, NM: establish special preservation areas and rangeland preservation areas (see H.R. 6300), 12844 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (see S. 3153), 12727 Outer Continental Shelf: allow State governors to petition for increased energy exploration off their coast and allow for revenue sharing on new areas of pro-' duction if price of gasoline reaches a certain level (see S. 3146), 12727 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal Zone of the State (see S. 3147), 12727 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: require States and Federal agencies, departments, and courts to provide certain statistics to the FBI and require the FBI to publish such statistics (H.R. 6192), 12807 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 12811 Remarks in Senate FEMA: reform, 12698 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (S. 3153), 12694 Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647), 12693 Taxation: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales lax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), unani-mous-consent requeSt. 12682 Virginia: allow natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal Zone of the State (S. 3147), 12728 12729 STERNBERG, SY Remarks in House Tribute, 12863 STETSON, WILLIAM Remarks in House Tribute, 12851 STEWART, JOE R. Remarks in House Tribute, 12852 STEWART, KATHRYN E-mails Gasoline price levels, 12689 STRADER, PARK M. Remarks in House Tribute, 12857 STRATEGIC MATERIALS Strategic materials Remarks in House Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, 12808 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), 12832 Remarks in Senate Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed. 12679 12691-12692 SUPREME COURT Supreme Court Remarks in House Abortion: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 12811 Remarks in Senate Discrimination: clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the compensation decision or other practice (S. 1843), 12696 SUTTER, JOSEPH E. Eulogies Bacon. Walter J. (Bud), 12854 SYNTHETIC FUELS Synthetic fuels Remarks in House Federal agencies and departments: repeal requirement on the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, 12804 Power resources: national energy policy, 12745 12815-12829 12831-12842 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 12681 12687 12703 12708-12712 TAINO, ROBERT V. Remarks in House Tribute, 12847 TAXATION Tax reform Taxation Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 Bills and resolutions Families and domestic relations: increase maximum reduction in estate tax value for farmland and other special use property and restore and increase estate tax deduction for family-owned businesses (see H.R. 6289). 12844 Estate tax Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Remarks in House Bush, President: evaluation of economic policies, 12827 Economy: national objectives priority assignments. 12745 Health: provide for tax-favored retirement health savings accounts (H.R. 6288). 12863 Petroleum: impose windfall profit tax on oil companies, 12832 Excess profits tax Power resources: provide credit for cellulosic biofuel production, 12840 Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actionswith regard to high energy prices (S. 3044). 12832 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12701 12718 National objectives: extend alternative minimum tax relief, education deductions, State and local sales tax deduction, research and development credit, and renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives (S. 3098), 12682 Income taxes Sales tax State and local taxes Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (S. 3044), motion to proceed, 12679 12691-12692 Power resources: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, andprovide individual income lax relief (H.R. 6049), molion to proceed, 12679 12683 12691-12692 12696 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Rates. 12703 12704 Reports filed Nomination of David Gustafson To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Elizabeth Crewson Paris To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 Nomination of Richard T. Morrison To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge: Committee on Finance (Senate). 12727 TAYLOR, PAT E-mails Gasoline price levels. 12689 TECHNOLOGY Technological innovations Amendments NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12800 12801 Bills and resolutions Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (see S. 3193), 12844 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 12719 12720 Motions NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063). 12803 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: conduct a study on how airports can transition to uniform, standards-based, and interoperable biometric identifier systems for airport workers with access to secure areas (H.R. 5982), 12756-12759 12858 NASA: NASA Goddard High School Internship Program funding. 12802 NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063), 12800-12806 NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063), corrections in engrossment, 12806 NASA: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 6063), motion to recommit, 12803-12805 NASA: tribute, 12857 Saudi Arabia: restrict nuclear cooperation (H.R. 6298). 12855 Remarks in Senate Medicare/Medicaid: prevent physician fee schedule reduction, advance value based purchasing, electronic health records, and electronic prescribing, maintain and improve care access in rural areas (S. 3118). unanimous-consent request. 12682 Texts of H.R. 5982. Biometric Enhancement for Airport-Risk Reduction Act. 12756 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Telecommunication Telecommunication Regulation Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905), 12747 Fairness Doctrine Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12701 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773). 12682 12705 TELEPHONES Telephone and telephone industry Bills and resolutions Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (see S. 3153), 12727 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12701 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council: establish a telephone number that consumers with complaints or inquiries could call and be routed to the appropriate Federal or State banking agency (S. 3153), 12694 TELEVISION Television Bills and resolutions FCC: prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany (see S. 3154, 3156), 12727 Timothy J. Russert Highway, Orchard Park, NY: designate (see S. 3145), 12727 Remarks in House FCC: prevent repromulgation of the Fairness Doctrine requiring fair and balanced broadcasting of controversial issues (H.R. 2905), 12747 TENNESSEE Tennessee E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough, 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kathryn Stewart, Franklin County, TN, Board of Education, 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor, Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc., 12689 TERRORISM Terrorism Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Letters National Bombing Prevention Act: John Gnagey, National Tactical Officers Association, 12769 National Bombing Prevention Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12769 National Bombing Prevention Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12769 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Berman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), 12776 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 12775 Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11,2001, 12829 Aviation: prohibit advanced notice to certain individuals, including security screeners, of covert testing of security screening procedures (H.R. 5909), 12759-12762 12858 Dept. of Homeland Security: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1684), 12763 Dept. of Homeland Security: establish the Office for Bombing Prevention to address terrorist explosive threats (H.R. 4749), 12767-12771 12858 Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen efforts to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to permit attribution of the source of nuclear material (H.R. 2631), 12774-12778 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R. 1), conference report, 12763 12767 12858 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12703 Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 Texts of H. Res. 1150, Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines, 12763 H.R. 2631. Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act. 12774 H.R. 4749. National Bombing Prevention Act. 12767-12768 H.R. 5909, CAtching Operational Vulnerabilities by Ensuring Random Testing (COVERT) Act. 12759 THE TIDINGS (LOS ANGELES, CA, ARCHDIOCESE PUBLICATION) Articles and editorials St. Marcellinus Church--A History, 12852 THORSON, ERIC M. Reports filed Nomination To Be Dept. of the Treasury Inspector General: Committee on Finance (Senate), 12727 TOBACCO PRODUCTS Tobacco and tobacco industry Texts of H.R. 4081, Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, 12679-12866 TONSMEIRE, ARTHUR C., III (SKIPPER) Remarks in House Tribute. 12864 TOOKE, JON L. Remarks in House Tribute. 12849 TORNADOES Tornadoes Bills and resolutions BOY Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations (see S. Res. 599), 12844 Remarks in House Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations. 12830 Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 12829-12831 TRADE ACT Reports filed Waive Certain Trade Act Provisions Relative to Appointment of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S.J. Res. 38), 12727 TRANSPORTATION Transportation Transportation regulation Bills and resolutions Aviation: prohibit conducting auctions, implementing congestion pricing, limiting airport operations, or charging certain use fees at airports (see S. 3150), 12727 12844 E-mails Gasoline price levels: Abbie R. Byrom. 12689 Gasoline price levels: Jerry and Judy Wilson. 12690 Gasoline price levels: Joshua L. Yarbrough. 12690 Gasoline price levels: Kalhryn Stewart. Franklin County, TN. Board of Education. 12689 Gasoline price levels: Pat Taylor. Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc.. 12689 Remarks in House Aviation: establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight (H.R. 4179), 12751-12756 12858 Aviation: prohibit advanced notice to certain individuals, including security screeners, of covert testing of security screening procedures (H.R. 5909), 12759-12762 12858 Aviation accidents and safety Aviation security National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: implement recommendations (H.R.1), conference report. 12763 12767 12858 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 12745 12746 12747 12748 12749 12793 12808 12812 12815-12821 12823-12829 12836 Transportation Security Administration: enhance security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines (H. Res. 1150), 12762-12767 12858 Urban transportation Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 12691 12719 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 12681 12683 12687 12693 12694 12699 12708-12712 12716 Texts of H. Res. 1150, Transportation Security Administration enhancement of security against terrorist attacks and other security threats to rail and mass transit lines, 12763 Urban transportation H.R. 4179, Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely (FAST) Redress Act, 12751 H.R. 5909, Catching Operational Vulnerabilities by Ensuring Random Testing (COVERT) Act, 12759 TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS Trade agreements Treaties and conventions Remarks in House U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (H.R. 5724), 12810 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW. 12698 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: ratification (S. 2830), 12705 U.S. HOUSING ACT Remarks in House Public housing: repeal certain provisions relative to disaster funds (H.R. 6276), 12792-12795 Texts of H.R. 6276, Public Housing Disaster Relief Act, 12792 U.S.-COLOMBIA TRADE PROMOTION AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5724). 12810 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 2830). 12705 UNEMPLOYMENT Unemployment Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont. 12718 Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642). consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281). 12844 Remarks in House Benefits: provide for emergency unemployment compensation program (H.R. 5749), 12747 12749 Bush, President: evaluation of administration, 12747 Economy: national objectives priority assignments, 12745 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12718 Employment: impact of certain pending legislation on U.S. labor and employment laws. 12706-12707 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 UNITED NATIONS United Nations Articles and editorials Crime and Violence in the Caribbean. Clear and Present Danger Expert Warns. 12848 Press releases U.S. Rep. Clarke's Caribbean Crime Resolution Passes House of Representatives: Representative Clarke. 12848 Remarks in House Crime. Violence, and Development--Trends. Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean": recognize contribution of U.N. and World Bank Group report to understanding crime and violence levels in the Caribbean region (H. Res. 865). 12848 Zimbabwe: condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis (H. Res. 1230), 12778-12781 Texts of H. Res. 1230, condemn postelection violence and call for a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, 12778 UNITING AND STRENGTHENING AMERICA BY PROVIDING APPROPRIATE TOOLS REQUIRED TO INTERCEPT AND OBSTRUCT TERRORISM (USA PATRIOT) ACT Remarks in Senate Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence (H.R. 3773). 12682 12705 VERMONT Vermont Articles and editorials Letters From Vermont, 12718 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of economic conditions on the middle class. 12718 Education: tribute to Vermont All Stars for participation in American Mathematics League regional competition. 12723 VETERANS Veterans Amendments Coins: mint in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (H.R. 634). 12795 Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of rotunda for a ceremony to honor Frank W. Buckles (see S. Con. Res. 85), 12844 Eulogies Bacon. Walter J. (Bud): by Joseph E. Sutter. 12854 Remarks in House Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001, 12829 Coins: mint in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (H.R. 634), Senate amendment, 12795-12797 Honor Flight, Inc.: tribute to Kansas veterans flown to Washington, DC, 12855 Kansas City, MO: Army Fourth Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol, and Company K 75th Infantry anniversary reunion, 12849 Remarks in Senate Armed Forces: establish a program of educational assistance for members who have served after September 11, 2001. 12703 Armed Forces: transfer of entitlement to educational assistance to eligible dependents of members, 12703 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284. Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept.10-719). 12844 VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (RICHARD B. CHENEY) Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush, 12724 Veto of H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act: President Bush, 12712 VIETNAMESE CONFLICT Vietnam War Remarks in House Kansas City, MO: Army Fourth Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol, and Company K 75th Infantry anniversary reunion, 12849 VIRGINIA Virginia Bills and resolutions Natural gas: allow for natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (see S. 3147), 12727 Remarks in Senate Natural gas: allow for natural gas exploration and drilling activities in the coastal zone of the State (S. 3147). 12728 12729 Tributes Langston, John M., 12851 VOLUNTEER WORKERS Volunteer agencies and workers Proclamations Tribute to Eloise Hagan: Representative Space. 12849 VOTING Voter registration Voting rights Bills and resolutions FEC: extend authority to impose civil money penalties on the basis of an established and published schedule of penalties (see H.R. 6296), 12844 VOTTELER, THEODORE P. Remarks in House Tribute. 12862 WAR War Bills and resolutions Appropriations: making emergency supplemental appropriations for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other domestic needs, and imposing Iraq policy restrictions (H.R. 2642), consideration (H. Res. 1284)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 1281), 12844 Remarks in House Iraq: call for redeployment of troops and a shift in political and diplomatic strategy for stabilizing Iraq. 12810 Remarks in Senate Intelligence services: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW, 12698 Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, 12707 Iraq: impact of war on image of the U.S, INternationally, 12698 Seeds of Peace (organization): anniversary (H. Con. Res. 337), 12743 Reports filed Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 1284, Consideration of H.R. 2642, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1281) (H. Rept. 110-719), 12844 H. Rept. 110-719 WASHINGTON (STATE) Washington State Remarks in House Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers. 12807 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12746 12747 12750 12859 Remarks in Senate Air Force: GAO decision on awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12697 Air Force: awarding of contract to Airbus S.A.S. to build military air refueling tankers, 12690 WATER Water supply and use Bills and resolutions Climate: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970). 12844 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (see S. 3152). 12727 Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to asssess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (see H.R. 6294). 12844 Earth Voyager Orange County Water District: anniversary (H. Res. 1199), 12810 12812 12813 Remarks in Senate Rivers: provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola. Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, FLorida, and Alabama (S. 3152). 12734 Safety: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate. 12699 Texts of S. 3152, provide for a National Research Council study to assess water management, needs, and conservation of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 12734 WATER POLLUTION Water pollution Remarks in Senate Water: require a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate, 12699 WATERWAYS Rivers and waterways Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3149), 12727 Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution (see S. 3198), 12844 Delta Queen Ships and vessels: make the embarkment and operation of stateless submersible or semi-submersible vessels subject to Federal prosecution. 12815 Remarks in Senate Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148). 12730 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3149). 12732 Texts of S. 3148, Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act, 12731 S. 3149, Lower Rogue Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 12732-12733 WEAPONS Military weapons Weapons Messages National Emergency Relative to Nuclear Proliferation in Russia: President Bush. 12724 12815 Remarks in House Firearms: gun control, 12865 Zimbabwe: commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members (H. Res. 1270), 12781-12784 Texts of H. Res. 1270. commend efforts of those who sought to block an international arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe relative to campaign of violence and intimidation against political opposition members. 12781 WEATHER Weather Bills and resolutions Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations (see S. Res. 599). 12844 Water: enhance ability of drinking water utilities to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies (see S. 2970), 12844 Remarks in House Boy Scouts: express condolences to victims and those affected by tornado at Boy Scout camp in Iowa and gratitude to law enforcement and emergency responders conducting rescue operations, 12830 Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 12829-12831 Iowa: moment of silence for victims of floods, 12802 Remarks in Senate FEMA: reform. 12698 WHISTLEBLOWING Employee-management relations in government Federal employees Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand whistleblower protections to contract employees who report abuses to their superiors (H.R. 6303). 12863 WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM Wild and scenic rivers Bills and resolutions Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3148), 12727 12844 Rogue River: designate certain tributaries as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (see S. 3149), 12727 Remarks in Senate Mount Hood National Forest: protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat (S. 647). 12693 Oregon Caves National Monument: modify boundary and designate certain rivers and creeks as components of the Wild and Scenic River System (S. 3148) 1