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Rancho Mirage, CA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6085). 17042 FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT Remarks in House Dept. of the Treasury: Senate amendment, 17070 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17070 FOREIGN AID Foreign assistance Bills and resolutions Liberia: allocation of foreign aid (see H.R. 6655). 17384 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Foreign relations Articles and editorials CARICOM Summit on Economic Integration, 17390 Bills and resolutions Liberia: allocation of foreign aid (see H.R. 6655). 17384 Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Bush, 17037 17364 Remarks in House Caribbean nations: economic and social conditions outlook, 17390 Computers: promote freedom of expression on the Internet and protect U.S. businesses from coercion by foreign entities to participate in repression of such freedom (H.R. 275). 17086 Cyprus: anniversary of Turkish occupation, 17395 Dept. of Defense: expand national missile defense system integration with Israel, 17070 Foreign Service: permit members rest and recuperation travel to U.S. territories, 17074 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: condemn shooting, and call for cooperation with investigation, of South Korean tourist. 17409 Turkey: condemn bombings in Istanbul, 17403 Remarks in Senate World Trade Organization: breakdown of Doha Round of trade negotiations, 16990 FOREIGN POLICY Foreign relations Articles and editorials CARICOM Summit on Economic Integration, 17390 Bills and resolutions Liberia: allocation of foreign aid (see H.R. 6655), 17384 Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Bush. 17037 17364 Remarks in House Caribbean nations: economic and social conditions outlook, 17390 China, People's Republic of: condemn manufacture and export of unsafe products, disregard for environment, and exploitation of workers and encourage U.S. suspension of importation and purchase of goods (H. Res. 925), 17084 China, People's Republic of: mandatory abortion and sterilization policies, 17083 17084 Computers: promote freedom of expression on the Internet and protect U.S. businesses from coercion by foreign entities to participate in repression of such freedom (H.R. 275), 17086 Dept. of Defense: expand national missile defense system integration with Israel, 17070 Dept. of State: extend certain authorities (H.R. 6456), 17074 House Democracy Assistance Commission: U.S. visit by Parliament members from Indonesia. Kenya. Macedonia, and Ukraine. 17073 Iraq: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed Forces, 17072 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: condemn shooting, and call for cooperation with investigation, of South Korean touriSt. 17409 Macedonia: work with Greece to find a mutually-acceptable official name for the former Yugoslav republic in order to facilitate NATO membership, 17077 17078 NATO: congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance (H. Res. 1266), 17076-17079 Turkey: condemn bombings in Istanbul. 17403 U.N.: support the U.N. African Union Mission inDarfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success (H. Res. 1351). 17086-17090 Remarks in Senate Human rights: improve U.S. advocacy against human rights violations, 17020 Manneh. Ebrima: condemn detention by Gambian Government. 17020 National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297). motion to proceed. 17019 Treaties and agreements: review existing trade agreements, renegotiate such agreements based on the reviews, set terms for future agreements, and strengthen congressional trade policymaking (S. 3083), 16990 World Trade Organization: breakdown of Doha Round of trade negotiations, 16990 Texts of H. Res. 1266, congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with NATO and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance, 17076 H. Res. 1351, support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success, 17087 H.R. 6456, Dept. of State authorities extension, 17074 FOREIGN SERVICE Diplomatic and consular service Remarks in House Dept. of State: extend certain authorities (H.R. 6456). 17074 Federal employees: permit members rest and recuperation travel to U.S. territories. 17074 Texts of H.R. 6456, Dept. of State authorities extension, 17074 FOREIGN TRADE Foreign trade Trade regulation Bills and resolutions Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (see S. 2991), 17383 Remarks in House China, People's Republic of: condemn manufacture and export of unsafe products, disregard for environment, and exploitation of workers and encourage U.S. suspension of importation and purchase of goods (H. Res. 925), 17084 Remarks in Senate Air Force: encourage re-competition for the KC-X military air refueling tanker contract, 17015-17016 Treaties and agreements: review existing trade agreements, renegotiate such agreements based on the reviews, set terms for future agreements, and strengthen congressional trade policymaking (S. 3083). 16990 Trade agreements World Trade Organization: breakdown of Doha Round of trade negotiations. 16990 FOREMAN, GEORGE Remarks in House Tribute, 17401 FORESTS Forests and forestry Bills and resolutions Alaska: allow to fulfill a portion of remaining statehood land entitlement by selecting certain Tongass National Forest lands to be managed and operated by State Dept. of Natural Resources (see H.R. 6682). 17385 FORMER VICE PRESIDENT PROTECTION ACT Amendments Enact (H.R. 5938), 17056 17060 Remarks in Senate Enact (H.R. 5938), 17060 FORT PIERCE, FL Fort Pierce, Fla. Reports filed CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 3241), 17042 FOSTER CHILDREN OPPORTUNITY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6649), 17398 FRAMINGHAM (MA) METROWEST DAILY NEWS Articles and editorials Navy Veteran Tribute Bill Lands in Congress, 17358 FRANCE, REPUBLIC OF France Remarks in Senate Air Force: encourage re-competition for the KC-X military air refueling tanker contract, 17015-17016 FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION ACT Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press: Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished, 16971 Right To Know. 16978 Cloture motions Enact (S. 2035): motion to proceed, 16981 Letters Provisions: National Association of Attorneys General, 16979 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 2035): motion to proceed. 16970 16975 16983 News media: clarify definition of journalist relative to protection of communications from confidential sources. 16975 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION Freedom of information Bills and resolutions Dept. of Defense: grant accredited members of the media access to military ceremonies and memorial services for soldiers who have died on active duty, and when remains of soldiers arrive at military installations (see H.R. 6662). 17384 Remarks in House National Archives and Records Administration: promulgate regulations to pfevenr the uvei-clay sification of information (H.R. 6576). 17351 Reports filed Over-Classification Reduction Act: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6575) (H. Rept. 110-809), 17383 H. Rept. 110-809 Reducing Information Control Designations Act: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6576) (H. Rept. 110-810), 17383 H. Rept. 110-810 FREEDOM OF RELIGION Church and state Religious liberty Letters Persecution of Christian community in Iraq: Representative McCotter, 17397 Remarks in House China, People's Republic of: call foT end to human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma (H. Res. 1370), 17081-17086 Texts of H. Res. 1370, call for People's Republic of China to end human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma, 17081 FREEDOM OF SPEECH Freedom of speech Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press; Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished, 16971 Right To Know, 16978 Cloture motions News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16981 Letters Free Flow of Information Act: National Association of Attorneys General, 16979 Remarks in House China, People's Republic of: call for end to human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma (H. Res. 1370). 17081-17086 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media. 17070 Remarks in Senate News media: clarify definition of journalist relative to protection of communications from confidential sources. 16975 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16970 16975 16983 Texts of H. Res. 1370, call for People's Republic of China to end human rights abuses of citizens, cease repres sion of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma. 17081 FREEDOM OF THE PRESS Freedom of the press Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press: Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished. 16971 Right To Know. 16978 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Defense: grant accredited members of the media access to military ceremonies and memorial services for soldiers who have died on active duty, and when remains of soldiers arrive at military in-stallations (see H.R. 6662). 17384 Cloture motions News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035). motion to proceed. 16981 Letters Free Flow of Information Act: National Association of Attorneys General. 16979 Remarks in House China, People's Republic of: call for end to human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma (H. Res. 1370), 17081-17086 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media, 17070 Remarks in Senate News media: clarity definition of Journalist iclativc to protection of communications from confidential sources. 16975 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035). motion to proceed. 16970 16975 16983 Texts of H. Res. 1370, CAll for People's Republic of China to end human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma. 17081 FUEL REDUCTION USING ELECTRONS TO END DEPENDENCE ON THE MID-EAST (FREEDOM) ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 1617), 17012 GALLAGHER, JOHN P. Reports filed John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6150), 17042 GAMBIA, REPUBLIC OF THE Gambia Remarks in Senate Manneh. Ebrima: condemn detention by Gambian Government. 17020 GAMBLING Gambling Bills and resolutions Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act: provide additional clarification relative to implementation (see H.R. 6663), 17384 GAS PRICE REDUCTION ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3202), 16987 16999 17001 17004 17023 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION General Services Administration Reports filed Nomination of James A. Williams To Be GSA Administrator: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate), 17042 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD RIGHT TO KNOW ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6636), 17391 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SAFETY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6635). 17391 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TECHNOLOGY FARMER PROTECTION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6637). 17391 GENOCIDE Genocide Remarks in House Bosnia and Herzegovina: anniversary of massacre at Zepa. 17400 U.N.: support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success (H. Res. 1351), 17086-17090 Texts of H. Res. 1351. support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success. 17087 GEORGE, JOHN Remarks in House Tribute, 17406 GEORGIA, REPUBLIC OF Georgia, Republic Remarks in House NATO: congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance (H. Res. 1266). 17076-17079 Texts of H. Res. 1266. congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with NATO and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance. 17076 GEOTHERMAL STEAM ACT Bills and resolutions Power resources: authorize noncompetitive leasing of certain areas adjoining other lands for which a qualified company or individual holds a preexisting right to develop geothermal resources (see H.R. 6673). 17385 GILLENEY, HAROLD S. Remarks in House Tribute, 17388 GLOBAL ONLINE FREEDOM ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 275), 17086 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Government Accountability Office Remarks in Senate Air Force: encourage re-competition for the KC-X military air refueling tanker contract, 17015-17016 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS Administrative law and procedure Government and business Bills and resolutions Clean Air Act: exempt greenhouse gases (see H.R. 6666), 17384 Energy regulation Dept. of Justice: limit transfer of firearms by persons who have received official notice of Federal firearms dealer license revocation or denial of application for license renewal (see H.R. 6664), 17384 Licenses Dept. of Labor: prohibit issuance, administration, or enforcement of any rule, regulation, or requirement derived from a proposal submitted tu OMB on occupational health risk assessments (see S. 3566). 17384 Medical regulation Occupational health and safety regulation Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (see S. 3127), 17385 Securities: treat covered bonds the same as other qualified financial contracts to which a depository institution is a party when such institution is in receivership or conservatorship (see H.R. 6659), 17384 Financial regulation Government contracts and procurement E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 17033-17034 Energy regulation Telecommunication regulation Letters Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act. Prcsidcnt'3 Working Group on Financial Markets, 17276 Agricultural policies Financial regulation Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Conyers. Committee on the Judiciary (House). 17325 Agricultural policies Medical regulation Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Dingell. Committee on Energy and Commerce (House). 17325 17326 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Medical regulation Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Rahall, Committee on Natural Resources (House). 17326 Agricultural policies Medical regulation Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Rangel. Committee on Ways and Means (House). 17325 Agricultural policies Medical regulation Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: William F. Quinn, Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (organization), 16986 Energy regulation Financial regulation Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: several financial organizations, 16987 Energy regulation Financial regulation Remarks in House Agriculture: prohibit open-air cultivation or use of human food or animal feed as host plant and establish tracking system to regulate genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops (H.R. 6635), 17391 Agricultural policies Medical regulation Agriculture: protect farmers and ranchers that may be harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals and ensure fairness in dealings with certain biotech companies (H.R. 6637), 17391 Agricultural policies CPSC: create and make available to the public a database containing information about unsafe products. 17335 CPSC: prohibit the manufacture, sale, and distribution of children's products that contain specified phthalates. 17332 17334 17336 CPSC: require certain manufacturers to provide consumer product registration forms to facilitate recalls of durable infant or toddler products. 17333 Commodity Exchange Act: bring greater transparency and accountability to commodity markets (H.R. 6604). 17071 17266-17278 Agricultural policies FDA: provide with certain authority to regulate tobacco products (H.R. 1108), 17295-17327 Agricultural policies FDA: revise and extend the animal drug user fee program (H.R. 6432), 17282-17289 Agricultural policies FERC: clarify jurisdiction over electricity transmission rights, 17273 Energy regulation Food: require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, a genetically engineered material (H.R. 6636), 17391 Agricultural policies Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (H.R. 6671). 17416 Immigration: enforce employment restrictions on unau-thori7ed aliens through the use uf improved Social Security cards and an Employment Eligibility Database (H.R. 98). 17350 National Archives and Records Administration: promulgate regulations to prevent the over-classification of information (H.R. 6576). 17351 Medical regulation Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment, 17070 Energy regulation Power resources: regulate certain transactions involving energy commodities and strengthen enforcement authorities of FERC under Natural Gas Act and Federal Power Act (H.R. 6330), 17270 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Financial regulation Product safety: establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children's products and reauthorize and modernize the CPSC (H.R. 4040), conference report, 17073 17327-17342 Product safety: prohibit preemption of State warning laws relative to consumer products or substances, 17330 Tobacco products: reduce youth usage of tobacco products and enhance State efforts to eliminate retail sales of tobacco products to minors (H.R. 5513), 17323 Agricultural policies Remarks in Senate Bridges: improve safety of Federal-aid highway bridges, strengthen inspection standards and processes, and increase investment in the reconstruction of structurally deficient bridges, 16996 Financial regulation Housing regulation Transportation regulation Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S 3268), 16979 16985 17013 17025-17030 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268). unanimous-consent request. 16981 Agricultural policies Energy regulation Dept. of the Interior: allow issuance of oil shale leasing regulations, 17001 Energy regulation Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant congressional consent and approval (S.J. Res. 45), 17004 Environmental regulation Reports filed Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 6433) (H. Rept. 110-805). 17383 Agricultural policies Energy regulation H. Rept. 110-805 FDA Animal Drug User Fee Program Revision and Extension: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 6432) (H. Rept. 110-804). 17383 Agricultural policies Energy regulation H. Rept. 110-804 Over-Classification Reduction Act: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6575) (H. Rept. 110-809), 17383 H. Rept. 110-809 Reducing Information Control Designations Act: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6576) (H. Rept. 110-810), 17383 H. Rept. 110-810 Statements Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act:Congressional Black Caucus, 17322 Agricultural policies Medical regulation Summaries Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 4040), 17338-17340 Texts of H.R. 1108, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, 17295-17317 Agricultural policies Medical regulation H.R. 6432. FDA animal drug user fee program revision and extension. 17282-17287 Agricultural policies H.R. 6604. Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act. 17266-17269 Agricultural policies GOVERNMENT--U.S. Government Remarks in House Federal employees: provide that employees receiving their pay by electronic funds transfer are given the option of receiving their pay stubs electronically (H.R. 6073), 17351 National Archives and Records Administration: promulgate regulations to prevent the over-clas-sification of information (H.R. 6576), 17351 Physicians for Human Rights (organization): release of report documenting medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel, 17399 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 17366 Remarks in Senate National War Powers Commission: release of report on the roles of Congress and the President relative to declaring war, 17031 Reports filed Over-Classification Reduction Act: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6575) (H. Rept. 110-809), 17383 H. Rept. 110-809 Reducing Information Control Designations Act: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6576) (H. Rept. 110-810), 17383 H. Rept. 110-810 GRAY WOLF LIVESTOCK LOSS MITIGATION ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 2875), 17007 GREECE Greece Lists Crewmembers of U.S.S. LST-325 back from Greece, 17359 Remarks in House Macedonia: work with Greece to find a mutually-acceptable official name for the former Yugoslav republic in order to facilitate NATO membership. 17077 17078 GROW AMERICAN SUPPLY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6428), 17371 HAERTER, JORDAN C. Letters Memorial Day ceremony in FalJujah, Iraq: John F. Kelly, Marine Corps., 17413 HAMLING, WORTHY C. (COE) Remarks in House Tribute. 17073 17405 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Hazardous substances Bills and resolutions Safety: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (see S. 3127), 17385 Remarks in House CPSC: prohibit the manufacture, sale, and distribution of children's products that contain specified phthalates, 17332 17334 17336 Safety: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (H.R. 6671), 17416 HEALTH Medical economics Medical regulation Medicine Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17387 Veterans health facilities and services Articles and editorials CARICOM Summit on Economic Integration, 17390 Bills and resolutions Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate. Select): anniversary (see S. Res. 634). 17043 Nutrition Dept. of Labor: prohibit issuance, administration, or enforcement of any rule, regulation, or requirement derived from a proposal submitted to OMB on occupational health risk assessments (see S. 3566), 17384 Disasters: enhance disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation capabilities (see H.R. 6658), 17384 Diseases: permit Federal funding for syringe exchange programs to reduce transmission of bloodborne pathogens, including HIV and viral hepatitis (see H.R. 6680), 17385 Acquired immune deficiency syndrome Blood diseases Hepatitis Infective and parasitic diseases Medical supplies and equipment Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (see S. 3127). 17385 Laboratories Health care professionals: establish a graduate degree loan repayment program for nurses who become nursing school faculty members (see H.R. 6652), 17383 Nurses and nursing Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (see S. 3367), 17042 Clinics Medicare Taxation: allow a credit against income tax for individuals who care for certain dependents with long-term care needs (see H.R. 6665). 17384 Taxation: provide a nonrefundable credit for long-term care insurance premiums (see S. 3365), 17042 Letters Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Carlea Bauman, Colorectal Cancer Coalition, 17293 Cancer Health insurance Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Daniel E. Smith and Wendy K.D. Selig, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, 17292 Cancer Health insurance Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Karen Ignagni, America's Health Insurance Plans (organization), 17293 Health insurance Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Rick Pollack, American Hospital Association, 17293 Health insurance Hospitals and nursing homes Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Sue Nelson, American Heart Association and American Stroke Assoication, 17292 Cardiovascular diseases Health insurance Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Conyers, Committee on the Judiciary (House), 17325 Preventive medicine Smoking Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Dingell, Committee on Energy and Commerce (House), 17325 17326 Preventive medicine Smoking Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Rahall, Committee on Natural Resources (House). 17326 Preventive medicine Smoking Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Rangel. Committee on Ways and Means (House), 17325 Preventive medicine Smoking Orlando, FL. VA Hospital construction funding: Representative Feeney. 17397 Hospitals and nursing homes Veterans health facilities and services Lists Health organizations supporting H.R. 2851, ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, 17294 Health insurance Remarks in House Agriculture: prohibit open-air cultivation or use of human food or animal feed as host plant and establish tracking system to regulate genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops (H.R. 6635), 17391 Genetics Agriculture: protect farmers and ranchers that may be harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals and ensure fairness in dealings with certain biotech companies (H.R. 6637), 17391 Genetics Caribbean nations: economic and social conditions outlook, 17390 Children and youth: ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage (H.R. 2851), 17289-17295 Health insurance Pediatrics Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), earmark declaration, 17388 17389 17390 17391 17392 17394 17395 17396 17397 17398 17402 17406 17407 17410 17411 17413 17415 Veterans health facilities and services FDA: exempt medical devices from reporting adverse events in clinical trials, 17289 Medical supplies and equipment FDA: provide with certain authority to regulate tobacco products (H.R. 1108), 17295-17327 Public health Smoking Food: require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, a genetically engineered material (H.R. 6636), 17391 Genetics Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (H.R. 6671). 17416 Laboratories National Heat Stroke Awareness Month: designate (H. Con. Res. 296), 17279-17280 Orlando, FL: VA hospital construction funding, 17397 Hospitals and nursing homes Veterans health facilities and services Primary Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 896). 17280 17281 Social Security: require States to help alien children in the child welfare system apply for all forms of immigration relief (H.R. 6649). 17398 Pediatrics Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 17366 Remarks in Senate Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate, Select): anniversary (S. Res. 634), 17002-17004 Nutrition Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (S. 3367). 17048 Clinics Medicare Mental health: require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, 17020 Health insurance Mental health and illness National School Lunch Act: make permanent the summer food service pilot project for rural areas of Pennsylvania and apply it to rural areas of every State (S. 1755), 17003 Nutrition National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 Veterans: increase rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans (S. 2617). 17058-17060 Veterans health facilities and services Reports filed Ensure That Dependent Students Who Take a Medically Necessary Leave of Absence Do Not Lose Health Insurance Coverage: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 2851) (H. Rept. 110-806), 17383 Health insurance H. Rept. 110-806 Statements Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Congressional Black Caucus. 17322 Preventive medicine Smoking Texts of H. Con. Res. 296, National Heat Stroke Awareness Month. 17279 H. Res. 896. Primary Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month. 17280 H.R. 1108, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, 17295-17317 Preventive medicine Smoking H.R. 2851, ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, 17289-17291 Health insurance S. 2617, Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, 17058 Veterans health facilities and services S. 3367. revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics, 17048 Clinics S. Res. 634. Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate, Select) anniversary, 17054 Nutrition HEALTH CARE FACILITIES Health facilities administration Health facilities and services Bills and resolutions Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (see S. 3367), 17042 Letters Orlando, FL, VA Hospital construction funding: Representative Feeney. 17397 Remarks in House Orlando, FL: VA hospital construction funding, 17397 Remarks in Senate Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (S. 3367). 17048 Texts of S. 3367, revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics, 17048 HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Medical personnel Bills and resolutions Education: establish a graduate degree loan repayment program for nurses who become nursing school faculty members (see H.R. 6652), 17383 Mental health: increase recruitment and retention of school counselors, social workers, and psychologists by low-income local educational agencies (see S. 3364), 17042 17383 Remarks in House Kubala, Mark: Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons Outstanding Neurosurgeon of the Year award recipient, 17416 Remarks in Senate Telephones: facilitate rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E-911 services, encourage transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities (H.R. 3403), 16993 HEROISM Awards, medals and prizes Military awards, decorations, and medals Letters Condolences on death of Jonathan Yale in Iraq: John F. Kelly, Marine Corps., 17415 Remarks in House Farenholt (U.S.S.): recognize crew for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II (H. Res. 1248). 17355 17356 Memorial Day: observance. 17413 Reports filed CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 3241), 17042 Texts of H. Res. 1248, recognize crew of U.S.S. Farenholt for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II, 17355 HICHER EDUCATION ACT Bills and resolutions Amend and extend (H.R. 4137): consideration of conference report (see H. Res. 1389). 17383 Conference reports Higher Education Opportunity Act (H.R. 4137). 17093-17263 Remarks in House Programs: extend (S. 3352), 17092 Reports filed Consideration of Conference Report on H.R. 4137, Higher Education Opportunity Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1389) (H. Rept. 110-808), 17383 H. Rept. 110-808 Higher Education Opportunity Act: Committee of Conference (H.R. 4137) (H. Rept. 110-803), 17383 H. Rept. 110-803 Texts of S. 3352, extend programs, 17092 HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (H.R. 4137): consideration of conference report (see H. Res. 1389), 17383 Conference reports Provisions (H.R. 4137), 17093-17263 Reports filed Consideration of Conference Report on H.R. 4137. Provisions: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1389) (H. Rept. 110-808). 17383 H. Rept. 110-808 Provisions: Committee of Conference (H.R. 4137) (H. Rept. 110-803). 17383 H. Rept. 110-803 HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND SITES Historic sites Bills and resolutions Northern Plains Heritage Area: establish (see H.R. 6678), 17385 Philadelphia, PA: establish Centennial Historic District (see S. 3210), 17384 HISTORY History Articles and editorials Navy Veteran Tribute Bill Lands in Congress, 17358 Bills and resolutions Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate. Select): anniversary (see S. Res. 634). 17043 Farenholt Philadelphia, PA: establish Centennial Historic District (see S. 3210). 17384 Roosevelt. Franklin D.: provide that claims of the U.S. to certain documents shall be treated as waived and relinquished in certain circumstances (see S. 3350). 17384 Histories U.S.S. Henry County (LST-824), 17358 Lists Crewmembers of U.S.S. LST-325 back from Greece, 17359 World War H crew of U.S.S. LST-325, 17359 Remarks in House Bosnia and Herzegovina: anniversary of massacre at Zepa, 17400 Civil War--U.S.: tribute to Edward D. Cohota and Joseph L. Pierce and other veterans of Asian descent (H. Res. 415). 17353-17355 Elkhart, IN: anniversary. 17403 Farenholt (U.S.S.): recognize crew for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II (H. Res. 1248), 17355 17356 House of Representatives: tribute to House Fellows Program participants. 17404 Korean War: anniversary, 17393 Mishawaka, IN: anniversary, 17407 Sendler, Irena: tribute (H. Con. Res. 361), 17074-17076 17394 Ships and vessels: recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships (H. Res. 1316), 17356-17360 Remarks in Senate Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate, Select): anniversary (S. Res. 634), 17002-17004 Texts of H. Con. Res. 361. tribute to Irena Sendler. 17074 H. Res. 1248. recognize crew of U.S.S. Farenholt for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II, 17355 H. Res. 1316. recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships, 17357 H. Res. 415. tribute to Edward D. Cohota and Joseph L. Pierce and other Civil War veterans of Asian descent, 17353 S. Res. 634, Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate, Select) anniversary, 17054 HOMELAND SECURITY ACT Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: develop a memorandum of understanding and clarify criteria for certification relative to advanced spectroscopic portal monitors (H.R. 5531), 17351 Dept. of Homeland Security: enhance information security (H.R. 5983), 17351 HOMELAND SECURITY NETWORK DEFENSE AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5983). 17351 HOMELAND SECURITY OPEN SOURCE INFORMATION ENHANCEMENT ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 3815). 17351 HOMELESS Homelessness Bills and resolutions Taxation: provide incentives for building homeless shelters in areas affected by incidents of national significance (see H.R. 6674). 17385 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Bills and resolutions Architect of the Capitol: provide for appointment by House and Senate leaderships and the chairs and ranking members of congressional committees with jurisdiction (see H.R. 6656). 17384 Congress: adjournment (see H. Con. Res. 293). 17385 Power resources: prohibit adjournment until approval of a bill to establish a comprehensive national energy plan addressing energy conservation and expansion of renewable and conventional energy sources (see H. Res. 1391), 17385 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 17069 Prayers by visitors Hyman, Peter E., 17069 Remarks in House Congress: adjournment (H. Con. Res. 398), 17263 House Democracy Assistance Commission: U.S. visit by Parliament members from Indonesia. Kenya. Macedonia, and Ukraine. 17073 House Fellows Program: tribute to participants. 17404 Votes, position on missed: Allen, 17417 Votes, position on missed: Davis, Danny K., 17367 Votes, position on missed: Graves, 17404 Votes, position on missed: Levin, 17266 Remarks in Senate National War Powers Commission: release of report on the roles of Congress and the President relative to declaring war, 17031 Reports filed Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building, West Frankford, IL: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6061), 17042 Statements Congressional Black Caucus. 17322 HOUSING Housing Housing regulation Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17387 Housing construction Military housing Veterans housing LIHEAP: funding (S. 3186), 17055 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Bills and resolutions Rural areas: expedite transfer of ownership of rural multifamily housing projects with loans made or insured under the Housing Act so that such projects are rehabilitated and used for affordable housing (see S. 3363). 17042 Apartment houses Housing costs and financing Low-income housing Rural housing Remarks in House Dept. of Energy: Weatherization Assistance Program funding (H.R. 6605), 17365 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). earmark declaration, 17388 17389 17390 17391 17392 17394 17395 17396 17397 17398 17402 17406 17407 17410 17411 17413 17415 Housing construction Military housing Veterans housing LIHEAP: funding, 17365 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Real estate: provide needed housing reform, 17070 Taxation: provide a heating oil tax credit for middle income households (H.R. 6605), 17365 Remarks in Senate Champlain Housing Trust (organization): U.N. World Habitat Award recipient. 17036 HOUSING ACT Bills and resolutions Housing: expedite transfer of ownership of rural multi-family housing projects with loans made or insured under the Housing Act so that such projects are rehabilitated and used for affordable housing (see S. 3363), 17042 HOUSING AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17070 Senate amendment, 17070 HOUSTON, TX Houston, Tex. Remarks in House Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) (organization): tribute to Houston, TX. chapter, 17408 HULL, THOMAS G. Remarks in House Tribute. 17410 HUMAN RIGHTS Human rights Bills and resolutions China, People's Republic of: rescind order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games (see S. Res. 633), 17043 Letters Persecution of Christian community in Iraq: Representative McCotter. 17397 Remarks in House China, People's Republic of: call for end to human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma (H. Res. 1370), 17081-17086 China, People's Republic of: condemn manufacture and export of unsafe products, disregard for environment, and exploitation of workers and encourage U.S. suspension of importation and purchase of goods (H. Res. 925), 17084 China, People's Republic of: mandatory abortion and sterilization policies, 17083 17084 Cyprus: anniversary of Turkish occupation, 17395 Iran: condemn persecution of Baha'is (H. Res. 1008), 17090-17092 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: condemn shooting, and call for cooperation with investigation, of South Korean touriSt. 17409 Physicians for Human Rights (organization): release of report documenting medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel. 17399 Remarks in Senate Foreign policy: improve U.S. advocacy against human rights violations. 17020 Manneh, Ebrima: condemn detention by Gambian Government, 17020 National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 Treaties and agreements: review existing trade agreements, renegotiate such agreements based on the reviews, set terms for future agreements, and strengthen congressional trade policymaking (S. 3083), 16990 Texts of H. Res. 1008, condemn persecution of Baha'is in Iran, 17090 H. Res. 1370, call for People's Republic of China to end human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma, 17081 S. Res. 633. rescind Chinese order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games. 17053 HUNGER Hunger and malnutrition Bills and resolutions Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate, Select): anniversary (see S. Res. 634). 17043 Remarks in Senate Agriculture: hunger and nutrition programs funding, 17003 Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate, Select): anniversary (S. Res. 634), 17002-17004 Texts of S. Res. 634, Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate, Select) anniversary, 17054 HURLBUT, BYRON Privilege of the floor Senate, 17058 HUTCHINS, FREDDIE Remarks in Senate Tribute, 16997 HYDROELECTRIC POWER Hydroelectric power Remarks in House Water: encourage research, development, and demonstration of technologies to facilitate the utilization of water produced in connection with the development of domestic energy resources (H.R. 2339), 17363-17364 Reports filed Produced Water Utilization Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 2339) (H. Rept. 110-801), 17383 H. Rept. 110-801 Texts of H.R. 2339, Produced Water Utilization Act, 17363 HYMAN, PETER E. Prayers House of Representatives, 17069 Remarks in House Tribute, 17069 IDAHO Idaho E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 17033-17034 IGNAGNI, KAREN letters Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage. 17293 ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY PROTECTION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 98). 17350 ILLINOIS Illinois Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Remarks in House Disasters: provide disaster assistance for severe storms and flooding in Midwestern States, 17364 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 Reports filed Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building, West Frankford, 1L: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6061), 17042 IMMIGRATION Immigration Bills and resolutions Families and domestic relations: provide relief for surviving spouses and children (see S. 3369), 17042 Letters Evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries: Barbara B. Kennelly, National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicare. 17347 Evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries: David P. Sloane. AARP. 17347 Remarks in House Business and industry: evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries (H.R. 6633). 17342-17350 Employment: enforce employment restrictions on unauthorized aliens through the use of improved Social Security cards and an Employment Eligibility Database {H.R. 98), 17350 Social Security: require States to help alien children in the child welfare system apply for all forms of immigration relief (H.R. 6649), 17398 Texts of H.R. 6633. evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries. 17342 IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT Bills and resolutions Immigration: provide relief for surviving spouses and children (see S. 3369), 17042 IMPROVING PUBLIC ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6193). 17351 INCOME Business income Dvidends and interest income Household income Personal and family income Wages and salaries Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Income Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), 17055 Income Articles and editorials CARICOM Summit on Economic Integration, 17390 Income Bills and resolutions Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (H.R. 1338), consideration (see H. Res. 1388). 17383 Income Taxation: allow a credit against income tax for individuals who care for certain dependents with long-term care needs (see H.R. 6665), 17384 Income Taxation: provide a deduction for fuel costs used for commuting to and from work whether or not the taxpayer itemizes other deductions (see H.R. 6667), 17384 Income Taxation: provide a nonrefundable credit for long-term care insurance premiums (see S. 3365), 17042 Income Taxation: provide for an inflation adjustment of base amounts used to determine amount of Social Security benefits included in gross income (see H.R. 6677), 17385 Income Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed 16982 Income Letters Evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries: Barbara B. Ken-nelly. National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicare. 17347 Income Evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries: David P. Sloane. AARP. 17347 Income Lists Organizations supporting S. 3335, Jobs. Energy. Families. and Disaster Relief Act. 16974 Income Remarks in House Agriculture: protect farmers and ranchers that may be harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals and ensure fairness in dealings with certain biotech companies (H.R. 6637), 17391 Income Business and industry: evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries (H.R. 6633), 17342-17350 Income Caribbean nations: economic and social conditions outlook, 17390 Income Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 Income Federal employees: provide that employees receiving their pay by electronic funds transfer are given the option of receiving their pay stubs electronically (H.R. 6073). 17351 Income Taxation: provide a heating oil tax credit for middle income households (H.R. 6605), 17365 Income Taxation: provide middle class tax relief while closing tax loopholes (H.R. 6595), 17417 Income Remarks in Senate Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Income Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17023 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, 16999 Income Veterans: increase rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans (S. 2617). 17058-17060 Income Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1338, Paycheck Fairness Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1388) (H. Rept. 110-807), 17383 Income H. Rept. 110-807 Texts of H.R. 6633. evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries. 17342 Income S. 2617, Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, 17058 Income INDIANA Indiana Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Remarks in House Disasters: provide disaster assistance for severe storms and flooding in Midwestern States, 17364 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 Elkhart, IN: anniversary, 17403 Mishawaka, IN: anniversary, 17407 INDONESIA, REPUBLIC OF Indonesia Remarks in House House Democracy Assistance Commission: U.S. visit by Parliament members from Indonesia, Kenya, Macedonia, and Ukraine, 17073 INFLATION Inflation Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press: Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished. 16971 Right To Know. 16978 Bills and resolutions China, People's Republic of: rescind order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games (see S. Res. 633), 17043 National Data Privacy Day: designate (see H. Res. 1393), 17385 Cloture motions News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035). motion to proceed. 16981 Letters Free Flow of Information Act: National Association of Attorneys General. 16979 Remarks in House CPSC: create and make available to the public a database containing information about unsafe products. 17335 Computers: promote freedom of expression on the Internet and protect U.S. businesses from coercion by foreign entities to participate in repression of such freedom (H.R. 275). 17086 Dept. of Homeland Security: develop policies, procedures. and programs for the Controlled Unclassified Information Framework relative to sharing of certain homeland security, terrorism, and weapons information (H.R. 6193). 17351 Dept. of Homeland Security: develop strategy to prevent over-classification of homeland security information and promote the sharing of unclassified homeland security information (H.R. 48U6), 17351 Dept. of Homeland Security: enhance information security (H.R. 5983). 17351 Dept. of Homeland Security: make full and efficient use of open source information to develop and disseminate open source homeland security information products (H.R. 3815), 17351 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media, 17070 Remarks in Senate National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 News media: clarify definition of journalist relative to protection of communications from confidential sources, 16975 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16970 16975 16983 Telephones: facilitate rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E--911 services, encourage transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities (H.R. 3403). 16993 Texts of S. Res. 633. rescind Chinese order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games. 17053 INSURANCE Insurance Bills and resolutions Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (see S. 3367), 17042 National Life Insurance Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 602), 17385 Securities: treat covered bonds the same as other qualified financial contracts to which a depository institution is a party when such institution is in receivership or conservatorship (see H.R. 6659), 17384 Taxation: allow a credit against income tax for individuals who care for certain dependents with long-term care needs (see H.R. 6665), 17384 Taxation: provide a nonrefundable credit for long-term care insurance premiums (see S. 3365). 17042 Letters Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Carlea Bauman. Colorectal Cancer Coalition. 17293 Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Daniel E. Smith and Wendy K.D. Selig. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. 17292 Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Karen Ignagni. America's Health Insurance Plans (organization). 17293 Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Rick Pollack. American Hospital Association. 17293 Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Sue Nelson. American Heart Association and American Stroke Assoication. 17292 Lists Health organizations supporting H.R. 2851, ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, 17294 Remarks in House Children and youth: ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage (H.R. 2851), 17289-17295 Remarks in Senate Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (S. 3367). 17048 Mental health: require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, 17020 Reports filed Ensure That Dependent Students Who Take a Medically Necessary Leave of Absence Do Not Lose Health Insurance Coverage: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 2851) (H. Rept. 110-806), 17383 H. Rept. 110-806 Texts of H.R. 2851. ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do nol lose health insurance coverage. 17289-17291 S. 3367, revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics. 17048 INTELLIGENCE REFORM AND TERRORISM PREVENTION ACT Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: develop policies, procedures, and programs for the Controlled Unclassified Information Framework relative to sharing of certain homeland security, terrorism, and weapons information (H.R. 6193). 17351 INTELLIGENCE SERVICES Intelligence services Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: develop policies, procedures. and programs for the Controlled Unclassified Information Framework relative to sharing of certain homeland security, terrorism, and weapons information (H.R. 6193). 17351 Dept. of Homeland Security: make full and efficient use of open source information to develop and disseminate open source homeland security information products (H.R. 3815). 17351 Physicians for Human Rights (organization): release of report documenting medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel, 17399 INTERNATIONAL LAW International law Remarks in House Physicians for Human Rights (organization): release of report documenting medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel, 17399 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS International relations Bills and resolutions Olympic games: call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming games to encourage Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts (see S. Res. 632), 17043 Remarks in House Computers: promote freedom of expression on the Internet and protect U.S. businesses from coercion by foreign entities to participate in repression of such freedom (H.R. 275), 17086 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: condemn shooting, and call for cooperation with investigation, of South Korean touriSt. 17409 Macedonia: work with Greece to find a mutually-acceptable official name for the former Yugoslav republic in order to facilitate NATO membership, 17077 17078 NATO: congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance (H. Res. 1266), 17076-17079 Physicians for Human Rights (organization): release of report documenting medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel, 17399 Special Olympics: anniversary (H. Res. 1279), 17079-17081 U.N.: support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success (H. Res. I3M). 17086-17090 Remarks in Senate Foreign policy: improve U.S. advocacy against human rights violations. 17020 Texts of H. Res. 1266. congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with NATO and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance. 17076 H. Res. 1279. Special Olympics anniversary. 17079 H. Res. 1351. support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success. 17087 S. Res. 632, CAll on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming Olympic games to encourage Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts, 17052 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Foreign trade Remarks in Senate World Trade Organization: breakdown of Doha Round of trade negotiations, 16990 INVESTMENTS Investments Amendments Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), 17055 Bills and resolutions National Life Insurance Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 602). 17385 Securities: treat covered bonds the same as other qualified financial contracts to which a depository institution is a party when such institution is in receivership or conservatorship (see H.R. 6659). 17384 Taxation: exempt renewable energy projects receiving Rural Energy for America Program grants from production tax credit offsets (see H.R. 6672), 17385 Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16982 Letters Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act President's Working Group on Financial Markets, 17276 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: William F. Quinn. Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (organization). 16986 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: several financial organizations. 16987 Lists Organizations supporting S. 3335. Jobs. Energy. Families. and Disaster Relief Act. 16974 Remarks in House Commodity Exchange Act: bring greater transparency and accountability to commodity markets (H.R. 6604), 17071 17266-17278 Housing: provide needed housing reform. 17070 Power resources: regulate certain transactions involving energy commodities and strengthen enforcement authorities of FERC under Natural Gas Act and Federal Power Act (H.R. 6330), 17270 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), 16979 16985 17013 17025-17030 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), unanimous-consent requeSt. 16981 Petroleum: gasoline price levels relative lo oil futures purchasing, 17024 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17023 Texts of H.R. 6604, Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act, 17266-17269 IOWA Iowa Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). 17054 Remarks in House Anderson. Robert: American Culinary Federation Central Region Educator of the Year Award recipient. 17404 Disasters: impact of severe storms and flooding. 17375-17380 Disasters: provide disaster assistance for severe storms and flooding in Midwestern States. 17364 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587). 17376 17379 IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Iran Remarks in House Human rights: condemn persecution of Baha'is (H. Res. 1008), 17090-17092 Texts of H. Res. 1008. condemn persecution of Baha'is in Iran. 17090 IRAQ, REPUBLIC OF Iraq Articles and editorials Navy Veteran Tribute Bill Lands in Congress. 17358 Letters Condolences on death of Jonathan Yale in Iraq: John F. Kelly, Marine Corps., 17415 Memorial Day ceremony in Fallujah, Iraq: John F. Kelly, Marine Corps., 17413 Persecution of Christian community in Iraq: Representative McCotter, 17397 Remarks in House Armed Forces: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal, 17072 Memorial Day: observance, 17413 Ships and vessels: recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships (H. Res. 1316), 17356-17360 Texts of H. Res. 1316, recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War n and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships, 17357 ISRAEL, STATE OF Israel Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand national missile defense system integration with Israel, 17070 JEWS Jews Remarks in House Sendler. Irena: tribute (H. Con. Res. 361), 17074-17076 17394 Texts of H. Con. Res. 361, tribute to Irena Sendler. 17074 JOBS, ENERGY, FAMILIES, AND DISASTER RELIEF ACT Amendments Enact (S. 3335), 17055 Cloture motions Enact (S. 3335): motion to proceed, 16982 Lists Organizations supporting S. 3335, provisions, 16974 Remarks in Senate Bridges: improve safety of Federal-aid highway bridges, strengthen inspection standards and processes, and increase investment in the reconstruction of structurally deficient bridges, 16996 Bridges: motion to proceed, 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Bridges: unanimous-consent request, 17023 Mental health: require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, 17020 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 16977 Power resources: national energy policy, 16971-16973 Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: funding, 16996 Senate: legislative process, 16976 16977 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 16997 Taxation: extend the research and development tax credit, 17017 KANSAS Kansas Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Remarks in House Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587). 17376 17379 KAPLAN, AINSLEY E. Remarks in House Kaplan, Andrew and Danleigh: tribute to birth of twins, 17393 17408 KAPLAN, ANDREW AND DANLEIGH Remarks in House Kaplan, Ainsley E.: tribute to birth, 17393 17408 Kaplan, Madelyn C.: tribute to birth, 17393 17408 KAPLAN, MADELYN C. Remarks in House Kaplan, Andrew and Danleigh: tribute to birth of twins, 17393 17408 KELLY, JOHN F. Letters Condolences on death of Jonathan Yale in Iraq, 17415 Memorial Day ceremony in Fallujah, Iraq, 17413 Remarks in House Tribute, 17413 KENDRICK FINCHER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION Remarks in House National Heat Stroke Awareness Month: designate (H. Con. Res. 296), 17279-17280 Texts of H. Con. Res. 296, National Heat Stroke Awareness Month, 17279 KENTUCKY Kentucky Articles and editorials Korean War Vets Honored--S. Korean General Presents Medallions. 17030 Remarks in Senate Korean War: tribute to veterans, 17030 KENYA, REPUBLIC OF Kenya Remarks in House House Democracy Assistance Commission: U.S. visit by Parliament members from Indonesia, Kenya, Macedonia, and Ukraine, 17073 KHAN, MOON Remarks in House Tribute, 17412 KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF Korea, North Articles and editorials Korean War Vets Honored--S. Korean General Presents Medallions, 17030 Remarks in House International relations: condemn shooting, and call for cooperation with investigation, of South Korean tourist. 17409 Korean War: anniversary. 17393 Remarks in Senate Kentucky: tribute to Korean War veterans. 17030 KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Korea, South Articles and editorials Korean War Vets Honored--S. Korean General Presents Medallions. 17030 Remarks in House Korean War: anniversary. 17393 Remarks in Senate Kentucky: tribute to Korean War veterans. 17030 KOREAN WAR Korean War Articles and editorials Korean War Vets Honored--S. Korean General Presents Medallions. 17030 Navy Veteran Tribute Bill Lands in Congress. 17358 Remarks in House Anniversary. 17393 Ships and vessels: recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflirK since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships (H. Res. 1316), 17356-17360 Remarks in Senate Kentucky: tribute to Korean War veterans. 17030 Texts of H. Res. 1316, recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships, 17357 KOWALSKI, WILLIAM J. Remarks in House Tribute, 17400 17406 KUBALA, MARK Remarks in House Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons: Outstanding Neurosurgeon of the Year award recipient, 17416 LABELING Labeling Remarks in House Food: require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, a genetically engineered material (H.R. 6636). 17391 LAND USE Land use Remarks in Senate Dept. of the Interior: allow issuance of oil shale leasing regulations. 17001 LAW ENFORCEMENT Law enforcement Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press; Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished, 16971 Right To Know, 16978 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: limit transfer of firearms by persons who have received official notice of Federal firearms dealer license revocation or denial of application for license renewal (see H.R. 6664), 17384 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (see S. 2991). 17383 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act: provide additional clarification relative to implementation (see H.R. 6663), 17384 Cloture motions News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035). motion to proceed, 16981 Letters Free Flow of Information Act: National Association of Attorneys General, 16979 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: William F. Quinn, Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (organization), 16986 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: several financial organizations, 16987 Remarks in House Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) (organization): tribute to Houston, TX, chapter. 17408 Dept. of Homeland Security: develop strategy to prevent over-classification of homeland security information and promote the sharing of unclassified homeland security information (H.R. 4806). 17351 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media. 17070 Remarks in Senate Civil rights: provide for investigation of certain unsolved civil rights crimes (S. 3348). 17061 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), 16979 16985 17013 17025-17030 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), unanimous-consent requeSt. 16981 National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 News media: clarify definition of journalist relative to protection of communications from confidential sources, 16975 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16970 16975 16983 Telephones: facilitate rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E-9U services, encourage transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities (H.R. 3403), 16993 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Police Remarks in House Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) (organization): tribute to Houston, TX, chapter, 17408 LEBANON, OH Lebanon, Ohio Remarks in House Thank You Foundation: tribute. 17393 LEBANON, REPUBLIC OF Lebanon Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Bush. 17037 17364 LEESBURG, FL Leesburg, Fla. Remarks in Senate Snow, Samuel: receipt of honorable discharge papers and apology from Army for court-martial during World War II, 16992 17016 LEFEVRE, HOWARD A. Bills and resolutions Tribute (see H. Con. Res. 399), 17385 LEWISTON, ME Lewiston, Maine Remarks in Senate Simones' Hot Dog Stand: anniversary. 17036 LIBERIA, REPUBLIC OF Liberia Bills and resolutions Foreign aid: allocation (see H.R. 6655). 17384 LOCAL GOVERNMENT Local government Amendments Taxation: extend certaiR expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), 17055 Bills and resolutions San Antonio, TX: provide for reimbursement for costs incurred by the non-Federal interest in the flood control project (see H.R. 6679), 17385 Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 16982 Lists Organizations supporting S. 3335. Jobs. Energy. Families. and Disaster Relief Act. 16974 Remarks in House Elkhart, IN: anniversary, 17403 Mishawaka, IN: anniversary, 17407 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for State enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources and expansion of natural gas and oil supplies (H.R. 6428), 17371 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roc v. Wade decision. 17366 Remarks in Senate Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: funding, 16996 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). unanimous-consent request. 17023 LONG, CARYN Privilege of the floor Senate, 17058 LOUISIANA Louisiana Remarks in House Power resources: commend use of environmentally safe drilling techniques by offshore oil production facilities, 17371 17372 LOUISVILLE (KY) COURIER-JOURNAL Articles and editorials Korean War Vets Honored--S. Korean General Presents Medallions, 17030 LOUISVILLE, KY Louisville, Ky. Articles and editorials Korean War Vets Honored--S. Korean General Presents Medallions. 17030 LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE ACT Amendments LIHEAP: funding (S. 3186), 17055 Remarks in House LIHEAP: funding. 17365 LOWELL, JACOB M. Bills and resolutions Jacob M. Lowell Post Office Building, New Lenox, IL: designate (see H.R. 6681), 17385 LYLES, CEECEE ROSS Reports filed CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 3241), 17042 MACALLISTER, P.E. Remarks in Senate Tribute, 17035 MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF Macedonia Remarks in House House Democracy Assistance Commission: U.S. visit by Parliament members from Indonesia, Kenya, Macedonia, and Ukraine, 17073 International relations: work with Greece to find a mutually-acceptable official name for the former Yugoslav republic in order to facilitate NATO membership, 17077 17078 MAINE Maine Remarks in Senate Lewiston, ME: anniversary of Simones' Hot Dog Stand, 17036 MANNEH, EBRIMA Remarks in Senate Human rights: condemn detention by.Gambian Government. 17020 MAZZOCCO, MICHELE Privilege of the floor Senate. 17058 MCCONNELL, J. MICHAEL (DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE) Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press: Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished. 16971 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Congress Bills and resolutions Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate): minority party appointments (see S. Res. 635), 17043 Lists Committee on Appropriations (Senate) subcommittee memberships. 17030 Remarks in House Votes, position on missed: Allen. 17417 Votes, position on missed: Davis. Danny K.. 17367 Votes, position on missed: Graves, 17404 Votes, position on missed: Levin, 17266 Remarks in Senate Committee on Commerce. Science, and Transportation (Senate): minority party appointments (S. Res. 635). 17061 Reports filed Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building, West Frankford, IL: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6061), 17042 Texts of S. Res. 635, minority party appointments to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate), 17054 17061 MEMORIAL DAY Remarks in House Observance. 17413 MENTAL HEALTH Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Amendments Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), 17055 Bills and resolutions Schools: increase recruitment and retention of school counselors, social workers, and psychologists by low-income local educational agencies (see S. 3364). 17042 17383 Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 16982 Lists Organizations supporting S. 3335, Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act, 16974 Remarks in Senate Insurance: require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans. 17020 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17023 MICHIGAN Michigan Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Remarks in House Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 University of Michigan: tribute to solar car team. 17394 MIDDLE CLASS TAX FAIRNESS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6595), 17417 MIDDLE EAST Middle East Letters Condolences on death of Jonathan Yale in Iraq: John F. Kelly, Marine Corps., 17415 Memorial Day ceremony in Fallujah. Iraq: John F. Kelly, Marine Corps., 17413 Persecution of Christian community in Iraq: Representative McCotter, 17397 Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Bush. 17037 17364 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand national missile defense system integration with Israel, 17070 Iran: condemn persecution of Baha'is (H. Res. 1008), 17090-17092 Iraq: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed Forces, 17072 Texts of H. Res. 1008, condemn persecution of Baha'is in Iran, 17090 MIDWESTERN DISASTER TAX RELIEF ACT Amendments Enact (S. 3322), 17054 MINING AND MINERAL RESOURCES Mineral resources Mines and mining Remarks in Senate Dept. of the Interior: allow issuance of oil shale leasing regulations. 17001 MINNESOTA Minnesota Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Remarks in House Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 MINORITIES Minority groups Bills and resolutions Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (H.R. 1338), consideration (see H. Res. 1388), 17383 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1338, Paycheck Fairness Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1388) (H. Rept. 110-807), 17383 H. Rept. 110-807 MISHAWAKA, IN Mishawaka, Ind. Remarks in House Anniversary, 17407 MISSOURI Missouri Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Remarks in House Disasters: provide disaster assistance for severe storms and flooding in Midwestern States, 17364 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 MOBILE, AL Mobile, Ala. Remarks in House Craig, Tiffany: Radio-Television News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow award recipient, 17405 MOBLEY, PAUL T., SR. Remarks in House Tribute, 17390 MONTANA Montana Remarks in Senate National Guard: tribute, 16995 Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determina-tion Act: funding, 16996 MONTENEGRO, REPUBLIC OF Montenegro Remarks in House NATO: congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance (H. Res. 1266), 17076-17079 Texts of H. Res. 1266, congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with NATO and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance, 17076 MONTPELIER, VT Montpelier, Vt. Remarks in House Wayside Restaurant Bakery: anniversary. 17410 MOTOR VEHICLES Motor transportation Amendments Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), 17055 Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at-risk individuals (see H.R. 6675). 17385 Taxation: provide a deduction for fuel costs used for commuting to and from work whether or not the taxpayer itemizes other deductions (see H.R. 6667). 17384 Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16982 Lists Organizations supporting S. 3335, Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act, 16974 Remarks in House Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 17368 17369 17372 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 17069 17071 17365 17367 17373 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 17070 University of Michigan: tribute to solar car team, 17394 Remarks in Senate Gasoline: stabilize prices (S. 3202), 16987 16999 17001 17004 17023 Hybrid car batteries: increase U.S. production, 16994 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 16985 16993-16995 17012 17032 Petroleum: gasoline price levels relative to oil futures purchasing, 17024 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 16977 17025 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 16983 16994 16997 17019 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). unanimous-consent request. 17023 Taxation: provide incentives for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (S. 1617). 17012 MURPHY, RICHARD B. Remarks in House Tribute, 17400 MUSEUMS Museums Remarks in House St. Petersburg, FL: tribute to Pinellas County High School Florida Holocaust Museum Anne Frank Humanitarian Award recipients. 17409 NASHVILLE, TN Nashville, Tenn. Remarks in House Varallo's Restaurant: anniversary, 17402 NATIONAL 4-H COUNCIL Bills and resolutions 4-H National Youth Science Day: designate (see H. Res. 1390). 17385 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION National Aeronautics and Space Administration Remarks in Senate Anniversary, 16991 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION National Archives and Records Administration Remarks in House Freedom of information: promulgate regulations regarding the use of information control designations (H.R. 6576). 17351 Reports filed Over-Classification Reduction Act: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6575) (H. Rept. 110-809). 17383 H. Rept. 110-809 Reducing Information Control Designations Act: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6576) (H. Rept. 110-810). 17383 H. Rept. 110-810 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL Letters Free Flow of Information Act, 16979 NATIONAL CEMETERIES Military cemeteries and funerals Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), 17387 Remarks in House Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599), earmark declaration, 17388 17389 17390 17391 17392 17394 17395 17396 17397 17398 17402 17406 17407 17410 17411 17413 17415 NATIONAL CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY Remarks in House South Bend, IN: tribute to chapter, 17404 NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO PRESERVE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE Letters Evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries, 17347 NATIONAL CONSUMER COOPERATIVE BANK ACT Remarks in House National Consumer Cooperative Bank: treat the nonprofit corporation affiliate as a community development financial institution (H.R. 6642), 17394 NATIONAL DATA PRIVACY DAY Bills and resolutions Designate (see H. Res. 1393). 17385 NATIONAL FORESTS National forests Bills and resolutions Alaska: allow to fulfill a portion of remaining statehood land entitlement by selecting certain Totigass National Forest lands to be managed and operated by State Dept. of Natural Resources (see H.R. 6682). 17385 NATIONAL GUARD National Guard Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17387 Remarks in House Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). earmark declaration. 17388 17389 17390 17391 17392 17394 17395 17396 17397 17398 17402 17406 17407 17410 17411 17413 17415 Nevada: tribute to Army and Air National Guard (H. Con. Res. 358), 17351-17353 Remarks in Senate Montana: tribute to National Guard, 16995 Texts of H. Con. Res. 358, tribute to Nevada Army and Air National Guard, 17351 NATIONAL HEAT STROKE AWARENESS MONTH Remarks in House Designate (H. Con. Res. 296), 17279-17280 Texts of H. Con. Res. 296, designate, 17279 NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE AWARENESS MONTH Bills and resolutions Goals and ideals: support (see S. Res. 602), 17385 NATIONAL OBJECTIVES National goals Amendments Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). 17055 Bills and resolutions House of Representatives: prohibit adjournment until approval of a bill to establish a comprehensive national energy plan addressing energy conservation and expansion of renewable and conventional energy sources (see H. Res. 1391), 17385 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 6670), 17384 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (see S. 2991), 17383 Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16982 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 17033-17034 Lists Organizations supporting S. 3335, Jobs. Energy. Families, and Disaster Relief Act. 16974 Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17070 Power resources: national energy policy. 17069 17070 17071 17072 17073 17365 17367-17374 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (H.R. 6670). 17365 Power resources: promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566). 17071 17072 17270 17275 17375 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment. 17070 Power resources: require national energy policy to expand use of renewable and alternative sources, increase refining capacity, promote conservation and efficiency, and expand research and development (H. Res. 1206). 17072 Remarks in Senate Domestic policy: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 Foreign policy: improve U.S. advocacy against human rights violations, 17020 Power resources: national energy policy. 16971-16973 16983-16988 16998-17002 17004 17008-17015 17018 17024-17030 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17023 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Remarks in Senate National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297). motion to proceed, 17019 NATIONAL PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS National parks Recreation areas Bills and resolutions Northern Plains Heritage Area: establish (see H.R. 6678), 17385 NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT Remarks in Senate Rural areas: make permanent the summer food service pilot project for rural areas of Pennsylvania and apply it to rural areas of every State (S. 1755), 17003 NATIONAL SECURITY National defense Security Bills and resolutions Disasters: enhance disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation capabilities (see H.R. 6658), 17384 Preparedness investigations Cloture motions Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities. prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3001). motion to proceed. 17021 Defense budgets and appropriations Military bases, posts, and reservations Military personnel E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 17033-17034 Motions Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3001). 17021 Defense budgets and appropriations Military bases, posts, and reservations Military personnel Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 5658), earmark declaration, 17393 Defense budgets and appropriations Military personnel Dept. of Defense: expand national missile defense system integration with Israel, 17070 Missile defense systems Dept. of Homeland Security: develop a memorandum of understanding and clarify criteria for certification relative to advanced spectroscopic portal monitors (H.R. 5531), 17351 Dept. of Homeland Security: develop policies, procedures, and programs for the Controlled Unclassified Information Framework relative to sharing of certain homeland security, terrorism, and weapons information (H.R. 6193), 17351 Military weapons Security classification of documents Dept. of Homeland Security: develop strategy to prevent over-classification of homeland security information and promote the sharing of unclassified homeland security information (H.R. 4806), 17351 Military strategy Dept. of Homeland Security: enhance information security (H.R. 5983), 17351 Dept. of Homeland Security: funding, 17399 Defense budgets and appropriations Dept. of Homeland Security: make full and efficient use of open source information to develop and disseminate open source homeland security information products (H.R. 3815), 17351 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment, 17070 Energy security Remarks in Senate Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3001), motion to proceed, 17021 Defense budgets and appropriations Military bases, posts, and reservations Military personnel National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 Telephones: facilitate rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E-911 services, encourage transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities (H.R. 3403) 16993 NATIONAL WAR POWERS COMMISSION National War Powers Commission Remarks in Senate War Powers Resolution: release of report on the roles of Congress and the President relative to declaring war. 17031 NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES Wildlife refuges Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration. 17364 17367-17374 17380 NATIVE AMERICANS Native Americans Lists Gates Millennium Scholarship recipients from Red Cloud Indian School. Pine Ridge. SD. 17035 Remarks in Senate Cheyenne River Youth Project (organization): anniversary, 17035 Dept. of the Interior: provide grants to States and tribes to reduce the risk of or compensate for livestock loss due to predation by gray wolves or other predators (S. 2875), 17007 Pine Ridge, SD: tribute to Red Cloud Indian School, 17034 NATURAL GAS Natural gas and gas industry Amendments LIHEAP: funding (S. 3186), 17055 Bills and resolutions Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 6670), 17384 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (see S. 2991), 17383 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 17033-17034 Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 17364 17367-17374 17380 Dept. of Energy: Weatherization Assistance Program funding (H.R. 6605), 17365 Dept. of the Interior: conduct an expeditious environ-mentally responsible program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserves in Alaska (H.R. 6515), 17271 LIHEAP: funding. 17365 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions. 17071 17072 17373 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions (H.R. 6529), 17373 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for State enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources and expansion of natural gas and oil supplies (H.R. 6428), 17371 Power resources: commend use of environmentally safe drilling techniques by offshore oil production facilities. 17371 17372 Power resources: national energy policy. 17069 17070 17071 17072 17073 17365 17367-17374 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (H.R, 6670), 17365 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment, 17070 Power resources: regulate certain transactions involving energy commodities and strengthen enforcement authorities of FERC under Natural Gas Act and Federal Power Act (H.R. 6330), 17270 Remarks in Senate Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 16994 16999 17009 Power resources: national energy policy. 16971-16973 16983-16988 16998-17002 17004 17008-17015 17018 17024-17030 NATURAL GAS ACT Remarks in House Power resources: regulate certain transactions involving energy commodities and strengthen enforcement authorities of FERC under Natural Gas Act and Federal Power Act (H.R. 6330), 17270 NATURAL RESOURCES Natural resources Bills and resolutions Power resources: authorize noncompetitive leasing of certain areas adjoining other lands for which a qualified company or individual holds a preexisting right to develop geothermal resources (see H.R. 6673), 17385 Wildlife: protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife. and their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species (see S. 3366), 17042 Letters Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Representative Gordon. Committee on Science and Technology (House), 17362 Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Representative Oberstar. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), 17362 Remarks in House EPA: increase research, development, education, and technology transfer activities related to water use efficiency and conservation technologies and practices (H.R. 3957), 17360-17363 Power resources: promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566), 17071 17072 17270 17275 17375 Power resources: require national energy policy to expand use of renewable and alternative sources, increase refining capacity, promote conservation and efficiency, and expand research and development (H. Res. 1206), 17072 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17070 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: provide for sale of light grade petroleum and for its replacement with heavy grade petroleum (H.R. 6578), allow consideration of motion to suspend House rules and consider (H. Res. 1367), 17071 Remarks in Senate Dept. of the Interior: allow issuance of oil shale leasing regulations. 17001 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 16983 16994 16997 17019 Wildlife: protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife, and their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species (S. 3366), 17044 Reports filed Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 3957) (H. Rept. 110-802), 17383 H. Rept. 110-802 Texts of H.R. 3957, Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act, 17360 S. 3366, Refuge Ecology Protection, Assistance, and Immediate Response Act, 17045-17048 NAVAL PETROLEUM RESERVES PRODUCTION ACT Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: conduct an expeditious environmentally responsible program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserves in Alaska (H.R. 6515), 17271 NEBRASKA Nebraska Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Remarks in House Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 NELSON, IRENE NORMAN Remarks in House Tribute, 17399 NELSON, SUE Letters Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage. 17292 NEVADA Nevada Remarks in House National Guard: tribute to Army and Air NationalGuard (H. Con. Res. 358), 17351-17353 Texts of H. Con. Res. 358, tribute to Nevada Army and Air National Guard. 17351 NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (NET) 911 IMPROVEMENT ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (H.R. 3403), 16993 NEW DIRECTION FOR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY, AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT Remarks in House Dept. of the Treasury: Senate amendment, 17070 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17070 NEW LENOX, IL New Lenox, Ill. Bills and resolutions Jacob M. Lowell Post Office Building: designate (see H.R. 6681), 17385 NEW YORK (NY) CARIB NEWS Articles and editorials CARICOM Summit on Economic Integration, 17390 NEWARK, OH Newark, Ohio Bills and resolutions LeFevre, Howard A.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 399), 17385 NEWS MEDIA Mass media Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press: Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished, 16971 Right To Know, 16978 Bills and resolutions China, People's Republic of: rescind order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games (see S. Res. 633), 17043 Dept. of Defense: grant accredited members of the media access to military ceremonies and memorial services for soldiers who have died on active duty, and when remains of soldiers arrive at military in-stallations (see H.R. 6662), 17384 Cloture motions Freedom of speech: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed. 16981 Letters Free Flow of Information Act: National Association of Attorneys General. 16979 Remarks in House Craig. Tiffany: Radio-Television News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow award recipient. 17405 Freedom of speech: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media, 17070 Remarks in Senate Freedom of speech: clarify definition of journalist relative to protection of communications from confidential sources, 16975 Freedom of speech: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16970 16975 16983 Manneh, Ebrima: condemn detention by Gambian Government, 17020 Texts of S. Res. 633, rescind Chinese order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games, 17053 NEWSPAPERS Press Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press; Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished, 16971 Right To Know, 16978 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Defense: grant accredited members of the media access to military ceremonies and memorial services for soldiers who have died on active duty, and when remains of soldiers arrive at military in-stallations (see H.R. 6662), 17384 Cloture motions News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16981 Letters Free Flow of Information Act: National Association of Attorneys General, 16979 Remarks in House News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media. 17070 Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter: anniversary. 17403 Remarks in Senate News media: clarify definition of journalist relative to protection of communications from confidential sources. 16975 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16970 16975 16983 NEXT GENERATION RADIATION SCREENING ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5531), 17351 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Nonprofit organizations Remarks in House National Christ Child Society: tribute to South Bend, IN. chapter. 17404 National Consumer Cooperative Bank: treat the nonprofit corporation affiliate as a community development financial institution (H.R. 6642), 17394 Thank You Foundation: tribute. 17393 NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO) NATO Remarks in House International relations: congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance (H. Res. 1266), 17076-17079 Macedonia: work with Greece to find a mutually-acceptable official name for the former Yugoslav republic in order to facilitate NATO membership, 17077 17078 Texts of H. Res. 1266, congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with NATO and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance. 17076 NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota Bills and resolutions Northern Plains Heritage Area: establish (see H.R. 6678), 17385 NORTH WILKESBORO, NC North Wilkesboro, NC Remarks in House DD Displays Inc.: tribute, 17374 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP. Remarks in Senate Air Force: encourage re-competition for the KC-X military air refueling tanker contract, 17015-17016 NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear power Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 17069 17070 17071 17072 17073 17365 17367-17374 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 16971-16973 16983-16988 16998-17002 17004 17008-17015 17018 17024-17030 NUCLEAR WEAPONS Nuclear weapons Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand national missile defense system integration with Israel, 17070 Dept. of Homeland Security: develop a memorandum of understanding and clarify criteria for certification relative to advanced spectroscopic portal monitors (H.R. 5531), 17351 OAKTON, VA Oakton, Va. Reports filed Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office Building. Oakton, VA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 5483). 17042 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH Occupational health and safety Bills and resolutions Dept. of Labor: prohibit issuance, administration, or enforcement of any rule, regulation, or requirement derived from a proposal submitted to OMB on occupational health risk assessments (see S. 3566). 17384 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bills and resolutions Dept. of Labor: prohibit issuance, administration, or enforcement of any rule, regulation, or requirement derived from a proposal submitted to OMB on occupational health risk assessments (see S. 3566), 17384 OCEANS Marine resources Oceanography Remarks in House Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions (H.R. 6529), 17373 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 17071 17072 17373 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for State enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources and expansion of natural gas and oil supplies (H.R. 6428), 17371 Remarks in Senate National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 16994 16999 17009 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Office of Management and Budget Bills and resolutions Dept. of Labor: prohibit issuance, administration, or enforcement of any rule, regulation, or requirement derived from a proposal submitted to OMB on occupational health risk assessments (see S. 3566). 17384 OFFICE OF THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Remarks in Senate World Trade Organization: breakdown of Doha Round of trade negotiations, 16990 OHIO Ohio Proclamations Connie Finton Recipient of Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County. OH. Woman of the Year Award: Representative Space. 17412 OLYMPIC GAMES Olympic games Bills and resolutions Africa: call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming games to encourage Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts (see S. Res. 632), 17043 China, People's Republic of: rescind order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games (see S. Res. 633), 17043 Remarks in House China, People's Republic of: call for end to human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma (H. Res. 1370), 17081-17086 Texts of H. Res. 1370, CAll for People's Republic of China to end human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma. 17081 S. Res. 632, CAll on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming Olympic games to encourage Sudan. Chad, and the Central African Republic to ccase hostilities and revive peace efforts. 17052 S. Res. 633. rescind Chinese order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games. 17053 ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Remarks in House Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17070 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 16985 16993-16995 17012 17032 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 16983 16994 16997 17019 ORLANDO, FL Orlando, Fla. Letters Orlando, FL, VA Hospital construction funding: Representative Feeney, 17397 Remarks in House Health care facilities: VA hospital construction funding, 17397 OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF Continental shelf Bills and resolutions Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 6670). 17384 Remarks in House Power resources: commend use of environmentally safe drilling techniques by offshore oil production facilities. 17371 17372 Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions (H.R. 6529), 17373 Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 17071 17072 17373 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (H.R. 6670), 17365 Power resources: provide for State enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources and 'expansion of natural gas and oil supplies (H.R. 6428), 17371 Remarks in Senate Power resources: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 16994 16999 17009 OVER-CLASSIFICATION REDUCTION ACT Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6575) (H. Rept. 110-809). 17383 H. Rept. 110-809 OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORP. Overseas Private Investment Corp. Remarks in Senate National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 PADILLA, MATT Privilege of the floor Senate, 17058 PARK, WANG-JA Remarks in House Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: condemn shooting, and call for cooperation with investigation, of South Korean touriSt. 17409 PASICHOW, HEIDI M. Reports filed Nomination To Be District of Columbia Superior Court Associate Judge: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate), 17042 PATRIOTISM Remarks in House Farenholt (U.S.S.): recognize crew for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II (H. Res. 1248), 17355 17356 Texts of H. Res. 1248, recognize crew of U.S.S. Farenhoit for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II. 17355 PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (H.R. 1338): consideration (see H. Res. 1388), 17383 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1338, Provisions: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1388) (H. Rept. 110-807), 17383 H. Rept. 110-807 PEACE International military forces Peace Movements Bills and resolutions Olympic games: call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming games to encourage Sudan. Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts (see S. Res. 632), 17043 Remarks in House U.N.: support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success (H. Res. 1351), 17086-17090 Texts of H. Res. 1351, support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success, 17087 S. Res. 632, call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming Olympic games to encourage Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts, 17052 PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania Bills and resolutions Philadelphia, PA: establish Centennial Historic District (see S. 3210), 17384 Remarks in House Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter: anniversary, 17403 Remarks in Senate National School Lunch Act: make permanent the summer food service pilot project for rural areas of Pennsylvania and apply it to rural areas of every State (S. 1755), 17003 PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Transmittals Arizona: National Day of the Cowboy. 17041 Canada: anniversary of U.S, INdependence Day, 17042 Florida: Alzheimer's disease research funding, 17039 Florida: make 2010 Decennial Census forms available in Creole language for Haitian population, 17040 Florida: national standards for educator ethics and national clearinghouse for educator misconduct data, 17039 Louisiana: FEMA review of recovery policies and programs and impact of National Flood Insurance Program implementation. 17040 Louisiana: Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act. 17039 Louisiana: establish minimum sound level standard for new automobiles sold in U.S.. 17038 Louisiana: improve, modernize, and enhance drainage along Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish line. 17039 Louisiana: increase penalties for employers of unauthorized aliens. 17041 Louisiana: support spouses of deceased veterans and provide housing for homeless veterans. 17041 17042 Miami Beach, FL, City Commission: eligibility of Haitian nationals for temporary protected status. 17042 PETROLEUM Petroleum and petroleum industry Amendments LIHEAP: funding (S. 3186), 17055 Bills and resolutions House of Representatives: prohibit adjournment until approval of a bill to establish a comprehensive national energy plan addressing energy conservation and expansion of renewable and conventional energy sources (see H. Res. 1391), 17385 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 6670), 17384 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (see S. 2991), 17383 Taxation: provide a deduction for fuel costs used for commuting to and from work whether or not the taxpayer itemizes other deductions (see H.R. 6667), 17384 E-mails Promote energy independence and securily: several Idaho citizens. 17033-17034 Letters Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act: President's Working Group on Financial Markets. 17276 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: William F. Quinn, Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (organization), 16986 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: several financial organizations. 16987 Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 17364 17367-17374 17380 Commodity Exchange Act: bring greater transparency and accountability to commodity markets (H.R. 6604), 17071 17266-17278 Dept. of the Interior: conduct an expeditious environmentally responsible program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserves in Alaska (H.R. 6515), 17271 Economy: gasoline price levels. 17069 17071 17365 17367 17373 Economy: impact of increasing oil prices. 17368 17369 17372 LIHEAP: funding, 17365 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions (H.R. 6529), 17373 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 17071 17072 17373 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for State enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources and expansion of natural gas and oil supplies (H.R. 6428), 17371 Power resources: commend use of environmentally safe drilling techniques by offshore oil production facilities, 17371 17372 Power resources: national energy policy, 17069 17070 17071 17072 17073 17365 17367-17374 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (H.R. 6670), 17365 Power resources: promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566), 17071 17072 17270 17275 17375 Power resources: require national energy policy to expand use of renewable and alternative sources, increase refining capacity, promote conservation and efficiency, and expand research and development (H. Res. 1206), 17072 Social Security: increase Social Services Block Grant funding to provide gasoline subsidies to certain low-income individuals (H.R. 6561), 17071 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 17070 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: provide for sale of light grade petroleum and for its replacement with heavy grade petroleum (H.R. 6578), allow consideration of motion to suspend House rules and consider (H. Res. 1367), 17071 Taxation: provide a heating oil tax credit for middle income households (H.R. 6605), 17365 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), 16979 16985 17013 17025-17030 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), unanimous-consent requeSt. 16981 Corporations: year-end profits of oil companies, 17024 Dept. of the Interior: allow issuance of oil shale leasing regulations, 17001 Economy: gasoline price levels, 16977 17025 Economy: impact of increasing oil prices, 16985 16993-16995 17012 17032 Gasoline: stabilize prices (S. 3202), 16987 16999 17001 17004 17023 Investments: gasoline price levels relative to oil futures purchasing. 17024 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 16994 16999 17009 Power resources: national energy policy. 16971-16973 16983-16988 16998-17002 17004 17008-17015 17018 17024-17030 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 16983 16994 16997 17019 Texts of H.R. 6604. Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act. 17266-17269 PHARMACEUTICALS Pharmaceutical industry Remarks in House Agriculture: prohibit open-air cultivation or use of human food or animal feed as host plant and establish tracking system to regulate genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops (H.R. 6635), 17391 FDA: revise and extend the animal drug user fee program (H.R. 6432), 17282-17289 Reports filed Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 6433) (H. Rept. . 10-805), 17383 H. Rept. . 10-805 FDA Animal Drug User Fee Program Revision and Extension: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 6432) (H. Rept. 110-804). 17383 H. Rept. 110-804 Texts of H.R. 6432, FDA animal drug user fee program revision and extension. 17282-17287 PHILADELPHIA, PA Philadelphia, Pa. Bills and resolutions Centennial Historic District: establish (see S. 3210). 17384 PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Human rights: release of report documenting medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel, 17399 PIERCE, JOSEPH L. Remarks in House Civil War--U.S.: tribute to Edward D. Cohota and Joseph L. Pierce and other veterans of Asian descent (H. Res. 415), 17353-17355 Texts of H. Res. 415, tribute to Edward D. Cohota and Joseph L. Pierce and other Civil War veterans of Asian descent, 17353 PINE RIDGE, SD Pine Ridge, SDak. Lists Gates Millennium Scholarship recipients from Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SD, 17035 Remarks in Senate Red Cloud Indian School: tribute, 17034 PIPELINES Pipelines Remarks in House Dept. of the Interior: conduct an expeditious environmentally responsible program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserves in Alaska (H.R. 6515), 17271 PITTMAN, DAN Remarks in House Texas Restaurant Association: Hall of Honor inductee. 17413 POLAND, REPUBLIC OF Poland Remarks in House Sendler, Irena: tribute (H. Con. Res. 361), 17074-17076 17394 Texts of H. Con. Res. 361, tribute to Irena Sendler, 17074 POLITICAL ETHICS Political ethics Remarks in Senate Senate: legislative process. 16976 16977 16985 POLITICAL PARTIES Political parties Remarks in Senate Senate: legislative process, 16976 16977 16985 POLITICAL SCIENCE Political science Remarks in House House of Representatives: tribute to House Fellows Program participants. 17404 POLLACK, RICK Letters Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage. 17293 POLLUTION Environmental pollution and control Bills and resolutions Clean Air Act: exempt greenhouse gases (see H.R. 6666). 17384 Remarks in Senate Motor vehicles: increase U.S. production of hybrid car batteries. 16994 POSTAL SERVICE Postal service Bills and resolutions Jacob M. Lowell Post Office Building, New Lenox, IL: designate (see H.R. 6681), 17385 Reports filed CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 3241). 17042 Chi Mui Post Office Building. San Gabriel, CA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 5477). 17042 Corporal Bradley T. Arms Post Office Building. Charlottesville, VA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 5631), 17042 Dock M. Brown Post Office Building, Weldon, NC: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 4210). 17042 Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6085), 17042 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6150), 17042 Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building, West Frankford, IL: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6061), 17042 Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office Building, Oakton, VA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 5483), 17042 POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT Remarks in House Food: require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, a genetically engineered material (H.R. 6636). 17391 POVERTY Poverty Articles and editorials CARICOM Summit on Economic Integration, 17390 Bills and resolutions Mental health: increase recruitment and retention of school counselors, social workers, and psychologists by low-income local educational agencies (see S. 3364), 17042 17383 Taxation: increase standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at-risk individuals (see H.R. 6675), 17385 Remarks in House Caribbean nations: economic and social conditions outlook. 17390 Dept. of Energy: Weatherization Assistance Program funding (H.R. 6605). 17365 Social Security: increase Social Services Block Grant funding to provide gasoline subsidies to certain low-income individuals (H.R. 6561), 17071 POWER RESOURCES Energy resources Amendments LIHEAP: funding (S. 3186), 17055 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), 17055 Bills and resolutions Alaska: allow to fulfill a portion of remaining statehood land entitlement by selecting certain Tongass National Forest lands to be managed and operated by State Dept. of Natural Resources (see H.R. 6682). 17385 Geothermal resources: authorize noncompetitive leasing of certain areas adjoining other lands for which a qualified company or individual holds a preexisting right to develop geothermal resources (see H.R. 6673), 17385 House of Representatives: prohibit adjournment until approval of a bill to establish a comprehensive national energy plan addressing energy conservation and expansion of renewable and conventional energy sources (see H. Res. 1391). 17385 National objectives: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 6670). 17384 National objectives: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (see S. 2991). 17383 Taxation: exempt renewable energy projects receiving Rural Energy for America Program grants from production tax credit offsets (see H.R. 6672). 17385 Taxation: provide a deduction for fuel costs used for commuting to and from work whether or not the taxpayer itemizes other deductions (see H.R. 6667). 17384 Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16982 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 17033-17034 Letters Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act: President's Working Group on Financial Markets, 17276 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: William F. Quinn. Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (organization). 16986 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: several financial organizations. 16987 Lists Organizations supporting S. 3335. Jobs. Energy. Families. and Disaster Relief Act. 16974 Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, 17364 17367-17374 17380 Commodity Exchange Act: bring greater transparency and accountability to commodity markets (H.R. 6604), 17071 17266-17278 Dept. of Energy: Weatherization Assistance Program funding (H.R. 6605), 17365 Ecology and environment: commend use of environmentally safe drilling techniques by offshore oil production facilities, 17371 17372 FERC: clarify jurisdiction over electricity transmission rights. 17273 Government regulations: regulate certain transactions involving energy commodities and strengthen enforcement authorities of FERC under Natural Gas Act and Federal Power Act (H.R. 6330). 17270 LIHEAP: funding. 17365 National objectives: energy policy, 17069 17070 17071 17072 17073 17365 17367-17374 National objectives: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing," curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (H.R. 6670), 17365 National objectives: promote alternative and renewable ftiels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566), 17071 17072 17270 17275 17375 National objectives: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221), Senate amendment, 17070 National objectives: require national energy policy to expand use of renewable and alternative sources, increase refining capacity, promote conservation and efficiency, and expand research and development (H. Res. 1206), 17072 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions (H.R. 6529), 17373 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing, and exploration on certain portions, 17071 17072 17373 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for State enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources and expansion of natural gas and oil supplies (H.R. 6428), 17371 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 17368 17369 17372 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 17069 17071 17365 17367 17373 Red Birch Energy, INc.: tribute to canola biodiesel project in Bassett Forks, VA. 17072 Small business: provide support for small business concerns (H.R. 2133), 17365 Social Security: increase Social Services Block Grant funding lu piuvide gasuline subsidies to certain low-income individuals (H.R. 6561). 17071 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17070 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: provide for sale of light grade petroleum and for its replacement with heavy grade petroleum (H.R. 6578). allow consideration of motion to suspend House rules and consider (H. Res. 1367). 17071 Taxation: provide a heating oil lax credit for middle income households (H.R. 6605). 17365 Water: encourage research, development, and demonstration of technologies to facilitate the utilization of water produced in connection with the development of domestic energy resources (H.R. 2339), 17363-17364 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268). 16979 16985 17013 17025-17030 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268). unanimous-consent request. 16981 Dept. of the Interior: allow issuance of oil shale leasing regulations. 17001 Gasoline: stabilize prices (S. 3202), 16987 16999 17001 17004 17023 National objectives: energy policy, 16971-16973 16983-16988 16998-17002 17004 17008-17015 17018 17024-17030 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 16994 16999 17009 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 16985 16993-16995 17012 17032 Petroleum: gasoline price levels relative to oil futures purchasing, 17024 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 16977 17025 Petroleum: year-end profits of oil companies, 17024 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 16983 16994 16997 17019 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17023 Taxation: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, and provide individual income tax relief (H.R. 6049), motion to proceed, 16999 Taxation: provide incentives for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (S. 1617), 17012 Reports filed Produced Water Utilization Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 2339) (H. Rept. 110-801). 17383 H. Rept. 110-801 Texts of H.R. 2339, Produced Water Utilization Act, 17363 H.R. 6604, Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act, 17266-17269 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (GEORGE W. BUSH) Bush, George W. (2001-2009) Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions, 17037 17364 Remarks in House Iraq: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed Forces. 17072 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 17070 Remarks in Senate Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 16983 16994 16997 17019 PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Nelson, Senator E. Benjamin, 16969 PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS Presidential appointments Civilian Dept. of Energy: nominations, 17062 Dept. of Veterans Affairs: nominations. 17062 Military Air Force: nominations, 17062 Army: nominations, 17062 Navy: nominations withdrawn, 17068 Navy: nominations, 17063-17068 Reports filed Nomination of Anthony C. Epstein To Be District of Columbia Superior Court Associate Judge: Com mittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate). 17042 Nomination of Carol A. Dalton To Be District of Columbia Superior Court Associate Judge: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate). 17042 Nomination of Gus P. Coldebella To Be Dept. of Homeland Security General Counsel: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate), 17042 Nomination of Heidi M, PAsichow To Be District of Columbia Superior Court Associate Judge: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate), 17042 Nomination of James A. Williams To Be GSA Administrator: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate), 17042 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES Presidency of the U.S. Bills and resolutions Roosevelt. Franklin D.: provide that claims of the U.S. to certain documents shall be treated as waived and relinquished in certain circumstances (see S. 3350). 17384 Remarks in Senate National War Powers Commission: release of report on the roles of Congress and the President relative to declaring war, 17031 Reports filed Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6085), 17042 PREVENT UNFAIR MANIPULATION OF PRICES ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6330), 17270 PRIMARY LATERAL SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH Remarks in House Goals and ideals: support (H. Res. 896), 17280 17281 Texts of H. Res. 896, support goals and ideals. 17280 PRISONERS OF WAR Prisoners of war Remarks in House Physicians for Human Rights (organization): release of report documenting medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel, 17399 PRODUCED WATER UTILIZATION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 2339). 17363-17364 Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 2339) (H. Rept. 110-801). 17383 H. Rept. 110-801 Texts of H.R. 2339. provisions. 17363 PRODUCT SAFETY Product liability Product safety Remarks in House CPSC: create and make available to the public a database containing information about unsafe products, 17335 CPSC: prohibit the manufacture, sale, and distribution of children's products that contain specified phthalates, 17332 17334 17336 CPSC: require certain manufacturers to provide consumer product registration forms to facilitate recalls of durable infant or toddler products, 17333 China, People's Republic of: condemn manufacture and export of unsafe products, disregard for environment, and exploitation of workers and encourage U.S. suspension of importation and purchase of goods (H. Res. 925), 17084 Federal-State relations: prohibit preemption of State warning laws relative to consumer products or substances, 17330 Government regulations: establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children's products and reauthorize and modernize the CPSC (H.R. 4040), conference report, 17073 17327-17342 Summaries Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 4040), 17338-17340 PUBLIC BUILDINGS Public buildings Bills and resolutions Architect of the Capitol: provide for appointment by House and Senate leaderships and the chairs and ranking members of congressional committees with jurisdiction (see H.R. 6656), 17384 Jacob M. Lowell Post Office Building, New Lenox, IL: designate (see H.R. 6681), 17385 Remarks in House Charles L. Brieant, Jr., Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, White Plains, NY: designate (H.R. 6340), 17397 Reports filed CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building, Fort Pierce, FL: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 3241), 17042 Corporal Bradley T. Arms Post Office Building, Charlottesville, VA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 5631), 17042 Dock M. Brown Post Office Building, Weldon, NC: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 4210), 17042 Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, CA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6085), 17042 John P. Gallagher Post Office Building, Cleveland, OH: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6150), 17042 Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building, West Frankford, IL: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6061), 17042 Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office Building, Oakton, VA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 5483), 17042 PUBLIC DOCUMENTS Government documents Bills and resolutions Roosevelt. Franklin D.: provide that claims of the U.S. to certain documents shall be treated as waived and relinquished in certain circumstances (see S. 3350). 17384 PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT Bills and resolutions Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (see S. 3127). 17385 Health care professionals: establish a graduate degree loan repayment program for nurses who become nursing school faculty members (see H.R. 6652), 17383 Letters Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Carlea Bauman, Colorectal Cancer Coalition, 17293 Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Daniel E. Smith and Wendy K.D. Selig, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, 17292 Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Karen Ignagni, America's Health Insurance Plans (organization), 17293 Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Rick Pollack, American Hospital Association, 17293 Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Sue Nelson, American Heart Association and American Stroke Assoication, 17292 Lists Health organizations supporting H.R. 2851, ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, 17294 Remarks in House Children and youth: ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage (H.R. 2851), 17289-17295 Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (H.R. 6671), 17416 Remarks in Senate Mental health: require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, 17020 Reports filed Comprehensive Tuberculosis Elimination Act: Ensure That Dependent Students Who Take a Medically Necessary Leave of Absence Do Not Lose Health Insurance Coverage: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 2851) (H. Rept. 110-806), 17383 H. Rept. 110-806 Texts of H.R. 2851. ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage. 17289-17291 PUBLIC LANDS Public lands Bills and resolutions Alaska: allow to fulfill a portion of remaining statehood land entitlement by selecting certain Tongass National Forest lands lo be managed and operated by State Dept. of Natural Resources (see H.R. 6682). 17385 Northern Plains Heritage Area: establish (see H.R. 6678), 17385 Philadelphia, PA: establish Centennial Historic District (see S. 3210), 17384 Power resources: authorize noncompetitive leasing of certain areas adjoining other lands for which a qualified company or individual holds a preexisting right to develop geothermal resources (see H.R. 6673), 17385 Wildlife: protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife, and their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species (see S. 3366), 17042 Remarks in Senate Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: funding, 16996 Wildlife: protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife, and their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species (S. 3366), 17044 Texts of S. 3366, Refuge Ecology Protection, Assistance, and Immediate Response Act, 17045-17048 PUBLIC UTILITIES Public utilities Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 17069 17070 17071 17072 17073 17365 17367-17374 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 16971-16973 16983-16988 17002 17004 17008-17015 17018 17024-17030 PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS Public welfare programs Bills and resolutions Food stamps: decrease period of benefit ineligibility of certain adults during their unemployment (see S. 3497), 17383 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program: increase limit on vocational education training to be counted as work activity (see H.R. 6657), 17384 Remarks in House Social Security: increase Social Services Block Grant funding to provide gasoline subsidies to certain low-income individuals (H.R. 6561), 17071 Social Security: require States to help alien children in the child welfare system apply for all forms of immigration relief (H.R. 6649), 17398 Remarks in Senate National School Lunch Act: make permanent the summer food service pilot project for rural areas of Pennsylvania and apply it to rural areas of every State (S. 1755), 17003 PUBLIC WORKS Public works Remarks in Senate National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 QUINN, WILLIAM F. Letters Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act. 16986 RADIO Radio Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press; Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished, 16971 Right To Know, 16978 Cloture motions News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16981 Letters Free Flow of Information Act: National Association of Attorneys General, 16979 Remarks in House Dept. of State: extend certain authorities (H.R. 6456), 17074 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media. 17070 Remarks in Senate News media: clarify definition of journalist relative to protection of communications from confidential sources, 16975 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16970 16975 16983 Texts of H.R. 6456. Dept. of Stale authorities extension. 17074 RADIO-TELEVISION NEWS DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION Remarks in House Craig. Tiffany: Radio-Television News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow award recipient. 17405 RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES Radioactive substances Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: develop a memorandum of understanding and clarify criteria for certification relative to advanced spectroscopic portal monitors (H.R. 5531). 17351 RANCHO MIRAGE, CA Rancho Mirage, Calif. Reports filed Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building. Rancho Mirage, CA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6085), 17042 REAL ESTATE Land ownership and rights Real estate business Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17070 RED BIRCH ENERGY, INC. Remarks in House Bassett Forks, VA: tribute to canola biodiesel project. 17072 REDUCING INFORMATION CONTROL DESIGNATIONS ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6576), 17351 Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs (House) (H.R. 6576) (H. Rept. 110-810), 17383 H. Rept. 110-810 REDUCING OVER-CLASSIFICATION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 4806), 17351 REFUGE ECOLOGY PROTECTION, ASSISTANCE, AND IMMEDIATE RESPONSE ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3366), 17042 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3366), 17044 Texts of S. 3366, provisions, 17045-17048 REILLY, KATHLEEN A. Remarks in House Navy: Reserve Sailor of the Year award recipient, 17416 RELIGION Religions Articles and editorials Paul Tipton; Exposed lesuit Deaths in E! Salvador, 17396 Letters Persecution of Christian community in Iraq: Representative McCotter. 17397 Remarks in House China, People's Republic of: call for end to human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma (H. Res. 1370). 17081-17086 Iran: condemn persecution of Baha'is (H. Res. 1008), 17090-17092 Texts of H. Res. 1008. condemn persecution of Baha'is in Iran, 17090 H. Res. 1370, CAll for People's Republic of China to end human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma. 17081 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION TAX ACT Remarks in House Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17070 Senate amendment, 17070 RENEWABLE ENERGY AND JOB CREATION ACT Remarks in Senate motion to proceed, 16999 REPUBLICAN PARTY Republican Party Bills and resolutions Committee on Commerce. Science, and Transportation (Senate): minority party appointments (see S. Res. 635). 17043 Remarks in Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate): minority party appointments (S. Res. 635), 17061 Senate: legislative process, 16976 16977 16985 Texts of S. Res. 635, minority party appointments to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate), 17054 17061 RESEARCH Research Bills and resolutions Dept. of Commerce: establish an award program to honor achievements in nanotechnology (see S. 3269). 17384 Letters Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Representative Gordon. Committee on Science and Technology (House). 17362 Environmental research Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Representative Oberstar. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House). 17362 Environmental research Transportation research Remarks in House Agriculture: prohibit open-air cultivation or use of human food or animal feed as host plant and establish tracking system to regulate genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops (H.R. 6635). 17391 Agricultural research Biological research Medical research EPA: increase research, development, education, and technology transfer activities related to water use efficiency and conservation technologies and practices (H.R. 3957), 17360-17363 Educational research Environmental research FDA: exempt medical devices from reporting adverse events in clinical trials, 17289 Medical research Power resources: require national energy policy to expand use of renewable and alternative sources, increase refining capacity, promote conservation and efficiency, and expand research and development (H. Res. 1206). 17072 Energy research Environmental research Primary Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 896). 17280 17281 Medical research University of Michigan: tribute to solar car team, 17394 Energy research Water: encourage research, development, and demonstration of technologies to facilitate the utilization of water produced in connection with the development of domestic energy resources (H.R. 2339), 17363-17364 Demonstration and pilot projects Energy research Remarks in Senate NASA: anniversary. 16991 Aeronautical research Space research National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297). motion to proceed. 17019 Taxation: extend the research and development tax credit, 17017 Reports filed Produced Water Utilization Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 2339) (H. Rept. 110-801). 17383 H. Rept. 110-801 Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 3957) (H. Rept. 110-802). 17383 Environmental research H. Rept. 110-802 Texts of H. Res. 896. Primary Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month, 17280 Medical research H.R. 2339, Produced Water Utilization Act, 17363 H.R. 3957. Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act, 17360 Environmental research RICCIO, ANTHONY Remarks in House Tribute, 17405 RIVERS Rivers and waterways Bills and resolutions San Antonio, TX: provide for reimbursement for costs incurred by the non-Federal interest in the flood control project (see H.R. 6679), 17385 ROADS AND HIGHWAYS Highways Remarks in Senate Bridges: improve safety of Federal-aid highway bridges, strengthen inspection standards and processes. and increase investment in the reconstruction of structurally deficient bridges. 16996 ROBERTS, RAMONA Remarks in House Tribute. 17393 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. (32D PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES) Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1933-1945) Bills and resolutions relative to Public documents: provide that claims of the U.S. to certain documents shall be treated as waived and relinquished in certain circumstances (see S. 3350), 17384 RURAL AREAS Rural conditions Bills and resolutions Housing: expedite transfer of ownership of rural multi-family housing projects with loans made or insured under the Housing Act so that such projects are rehabilitated and used for affordable housing (see S. 3363). 17042 Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (see S. 3367). 17042 Taxation: exempt renewable energy projects receiving Rural Energy for America Program grants from production lax credit offsets (see H.R. 6672). 17385 Remarks in Senate Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (S. 3367). 17048 National School Lunch Act: make permanent the summer food service pilot project for rural areas of Pennsylvania and apply it to rural areas of every State (S. 1755). 17003 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 16993-16995 Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determina-tion Act: funding. 16996 Texts of S. 3367, revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics, 17048 SACRAMENTO, CA Sacramento, Calif. Remarks in House AmeriCorps.: tribute to Western Regional Campus National Civilian Community Corps. program graduates, 17415 SAFETY Accidents and accident prevention Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: limit transfer of firearms by persons who have received official notice of Federal firearms dealer license revocation or denial of application for license renewal (see H.R. 6664), 17384 Dept. of Labor: prohibit issuance, administration, or enforcement of any rule, regulation, or requirement derived from a proposal submitted to OMB on occupational health risk assessments (see S. 3566), 17384 Working conditions Disasters: enhance disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation capabilities (see H.R. 6658), 17384 Hazardous substances: reauthoriZe the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (see S. 3127), 17385 Working conditions Remarks in House Agriculture: prohibit open-air cultivation or use of human food or animal feed as host plant and establish tracking system to regulate genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops (H.R. 6635), 17391 Industrial accidents and safety CPSC: create and make available to the public a database containing information about unsafe products, 17335 CPSC: prohibit the manufacture, sale, and distribution of children's products that contain specified phthalates, 17332 17334 17336 CPSC: require certain manufacturers to provide consumer product registration forms to facilitate recalls of durable infant or toddler products, 17333 Defective products China, People's Republic of: condemn manufacture and export of unsafe products, disregard for environment, and exploitation of workers and encourage U.S. suspension of importation and purchase of goods (H. Res. 925), 17084 Working conditions Dept. of Homeland Security: develop a memorandum of understanding and clarify criteria for certification relative to advanced spectroscopic portal monitors (H.R. 5531), 17351 Food: require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, a genetically engineered material (H.R. 6636), 17391 Hazardous substances: reauthoriZe the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (H.R. 6671), 17416 Working conditions National Heat Stroke Awareness Month: designate (H. Con. Rea. 296), 17279 17280 Product safety: establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children's products and reauthoriZe and moderniZe the CPSC (H.R. 4040), conference report. 17073 17327-17342 Product safety: prohibit preemption of State warning laws relative to consumer products or substances. 17330 Remarks in Senate Bridges: improve safety of Federal-aid highway bridges, strengthen inspection standards and processes, and increase investment in the reconstruction of structurally deficient bridges, 16996 Traffic accidents and safety Telephones: facilitate rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E--911, services, encourage transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities (H.R. 3403), 16993 Summaries Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 4040), 17338-17340 Texts of H. Con. Res. 296, National Heat Stroke Awareness Month, 17279 SALVE, PASQUALE N. (PAT) Remarks in House Tribute, 17405 SAN ANTONIO, TX San Antonio, Tex. Bills and resolutions Waterways: provide for reimbursement for costs incurred by the non-Federal interest in the flood control project (see H.R. 6679), 17385 SCHOOLS Correspondence schools and courses Private schools Public schools Bills and resolutions Mental health: increase recruitment and retention of school counselors, social workers, and psychologists by low-income local educational agencies (see S. 3364), 17042 17383 Lists Gates Millennium Scholarship recipients from Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SD, 17035 Remarks in House House of Representatives: tribute to House Fellows Program participants. 17404 St. Petersburg, FL: tribute to Pinellas County High School Florida Holocaust Museum Anne Frank Humanitarian Award recipients. 17409 Remarks in Senate Agriculture: hunger and nutrition programs funding. 17003 National School Lunch Act: make permanent the summer food service pilot project for rural areas of Pennsylvania and apply it to rural areas of every State (S. 1755). 17003 Pine Ridge. SD: tribute to Red Cloud Indian School. 17034 Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determina-tion Act: funding. 16996 SCIENCE Science and technology Bills and resolutions 4-H National Youth Science Day: designate (see H. Res. 1390), 17385 Dept. of Commerce: establish an award program to honor achievements in nanotechnology (see S. 3269). 17384 Remarks in House Agriculture: prohibit open-air cultivation or use of human food or animal feed as host plant and establish tracking system to regulate genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops (H.R. 6635). 17391 Agriculture: protect farmers and ranchers that may be harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals and ensure fairness in dealings with certain biotech companies (H.R. 6637). 17391 FDA: exempt medical devices from reporting adverse events in clinical trials. 17289 University of Michigan: tribute to solar car team, 17394 Remarks in Senate NASA: anniversary, 16991 SEATTLE, WA Seattle, Wash. State Remarks in Senate Snow, Samuel: receipt of honorable discharge papers arid apology fr6m Afifty for court-martial during World War II, 16992 17016 SECRET SERVICE Secret Service Amendments Vice Presidents of the U.S.: provide Secret Service protection to former Vice Presidents (H.R. 5938), 17056 17060 Remarks in Senate Vice Presidents of the U.S.: provide Secret Service protection to former Vice Presidents (H.R. 5938), 17060 SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SELF-DETERMINATION ACT Amendments Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). 17055 Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 16982 Lists OrganiZations supporting S. 3335. Jobs. Energy. Families. and Disaster Relief Act. 16974 Remarks in Senate Funding. 16996 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17023 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 SECURITIES Securities Bills and resolutions Government regulations: treat covered bonds the same as other qualified financial contracts to which a depository institution is a party when such institution is in receivership or conservatorship (see H.R. 6659), 17384 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 6670), 17384 Letters Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act: President's Working Group on Financial Markets. 17276 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: William F. Quinn. Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (organiZation). 16986 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act: several financial organiZations. 16987 Remarks in House Commodity Exchange Act: bring greater transparency and accountability to commodity markets (H.R. 6604). 17071 17266-17278 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17070 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (H.R. 6670), 17365 Power resources: regulate certain transactions involving energy commodities and strengthen enforcement authorities of FERC under Natural Gas Act and Federal Power Act (H.R. 6330), 17270 Remarks in Senate Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), 16979 16985 17013 17025-17030 Commodity Exchange Act: prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities (S. 3268), unanimous-consent requeSt. 16981 Petroleum: gasoline price levels relative to oil futures purchasing, 17024 Texts of H.R. 6604. Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act. 17266-17269 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Securities and Exchange Commission Bills and resolutions Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 6670), 17384 Remarks in House Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (H.R. 6670), 17365 SELECT AGENT PROGRAM AND BIOSAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see H.R. 6671). 17385 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 6671). 17416 SELIG, WENDY K.D. Letters Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage. 17292 SENATE Senate Bills and resolutions Architect of the Capitol: provide for appointment by House and Senate leaderships and the chairs and ranking members of congressional committees with jurisdiction (see H.R. 6656), 17384 Committee on Commerce. Science, and Transportation (Senate): minority party appointments (see S. Res. 635). 17043 Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate. Select): anniversary (see S. Res. 634). 17043 Congress: adjournment (see H. Con. Res. 293). 17385 Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Nelson, Senator E. Benjamin, 16969 Lists Committee on Appropriations (Senate) subcommittee memberships, 17030 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 16969 Prayers Black, Barry C., 16969 Privilege of the floor Curtis. Jillian, 17058 Hurlbut, Byron, 17058 Long, CAryn. 17058 MaZZocco. Michele. 17058 Padilla. Matt. 17058 Remarks in House Congress: adjournment (H. Con. Res. 398), 17263 Remarks in Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate): minority party appointments (S. Res. 635), 17061 Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate. Select): anniversary (S. Res. 634), 17002-17004 Legislative process. 16976 16977 16985 Legislative program. 16969 16981 17062 National War Powers Commission: release of report on the roles of Congress and the President relative to declaring war. 17031 Parliamentary inquiry. 16972 16977 Schedules Committee meetings, 17417 Texts of S. Res. 634, Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (Senate, Select) anniversary, 17054 S. Res. 635. minority party appointments to the Committee on Commerce. Science, and Transportation (Senate). 17054 17061 SENDLER, IRENA Remarks in House Tribute (H. Con. Res. 361), 17074-17076 17394 Texts of H. Con. Res. 361, tribute, 17074 SENIOR CITIZENS Aged and aging Bills and resolutions Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (see S. 3367). 17042 Taxation: allow a credit against income tax for individuals who care for certain dependents with long-term care needs (see H.R. 6665). 17384 Taxation: increase standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at-risk individuals (see H.R. 6675). 17385 Taxation: provide a nonrefundable credit for iong-term care insurance premiums (see S. 3365). 17042 Remarks in Senate Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (S. 3367). 17048 Texts of S. 3367, revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics, 17048 SERBIA, REPUBLIC OF Serbia Remarks in House NATO: congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance (H. Res. 1266), 17076-17079 Texts of H. Res. 1266, congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with NATO and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance, 17076 SHARRETT, DAVID H., II Reports filed Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office Building. Oakton, VA: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 5483). 17042 SHIPPING INDUSTRY Freight Remarks in House Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 17368 17369 17372 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 17069 17071 17365 17367 17373 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authoriZe draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17070 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 16985 16993-16995 17012 17032 Petroleum: gasoline price levels relative to oil futures purchasing. 17024 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 16977 17025 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authoriZe draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 16983 16994 16997 17019 SHIPS AND VESSELS Ships and shipbuilding Articles and editorials Navy Veteran Tribute Bill Lands in Congress. 17358 Histories U.S.S. Henry County (LST-824), 17358 Lists Crewmembers of U.S.S. LST-325 back from Greece, 17359 World War II crew of U.S.S. LST-325, 17359 Remarks in House Farenholt (U.S.S.): recogniZe crew for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War n (H. Res. 1248), 17355 17356 Landing Ship Tanks (LST): recogniZe role played in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships (H. Res. 1316), 17356-17360 Reilly, Kathleen A.: Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year award recipient, 17416 Remarks in Senate Water pollution: address certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of a recreational vessel (S. 2766), 16992 Texts of H. Res. 1248. recogniZe crew of U.S.S. Farenholt for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II, 17355 H. Res. 1316. recogniZe role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships. 17357 SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in Senate Tribute, 17034 SIMONES, JIMMY Remarks in Senate Lewiston. ME: anniversary of Simones' Hot Dog Stand, 17036 SLOANE, DAVID P. Letters Evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries. 17347 SMALL BUSINESS Small business Remarks in House Bakery. 17410 Business and industry: provide support for small business concerns (H.R. 2133), 17365 DD Displays Inc.: tribute. 17374 Disasters: provide assistance (H.R. 6641). 17378-17380 Nashville, TN: anniversary of Varallo's Restaurant, 17402 Pittman, Dan: Texas Restaurant Association Hall of Honor inductee. 17413 Remarks in Senate Lewiston, ME: anniversary of Simones' Hot Dog Stand. 17036 SMITH, DANIEL E. Letters Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, 17292 SNOW, SAMUEL Remarks in Senate World War II: receipt of honorable discharge papers and apology from Army for court-martial. 16992 17016 SOCIAL SECURITY Social security Bills and resolutions Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (see S. 3367), 17042 Taxation: provide for an inflation adjustment of base amounts used to determine amount of Social Security benefits included in gross income (see H.R. 6677). 17385 Letters Evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries: Barbara B. Ken-nelly. National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicare. 17347 Evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries: David P. Sloane. AARP. 17347 Remarks in House Business and industry: evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries (H.R. 6633), 17342-17350 Immigration: enforce employment restrictions on unauthoriZed aliens through the use of improved Social Security cards and an Employment Eligibility Database (H.R. 98), 17350 Immigration: require States to help alien children in the child welfare system apply for all forms of immigration relief (H.R. 6649), 17398 Social Services Block Grant: increase funding to provide gasoline subsidies to certain low-income indi-viduais (H.R. 6561). 17071 Remarks in Senate Medicare: revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics (S. 3367), 17048 Texts of H.R. 6633. evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries, 17342 S. 3367. revise timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics. 17048 SOLAR ENERGY Solar energy Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy. 17069 17070 17071 17072 17073 17365 17367-17374 University of Michigan: tribute to solar car team. 17394 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 16971-16973 16983-16988 16998-17002 17004 17008-17015 17018 17024-17030 SOUTH BEND, IN South Bend, Ind. Remarks in House National Christ Child Society: tribute to South Bend, IN. chapter. 17404 SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota Lists Gates Millennium Scholarship recipients from Red Cloud Indian School. Pine Ridge, SD, 17035 Remarks in Senate Pine Ridge, SD: tribute to Red Cloud Indian School, 17034 SPACE POLICY Space programs Remarks in Senate NASA: anniversary, 16991 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (NANCY PELOSI) Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Bush, 17364 SPECIAL DAYS AND HOLIDAYS Anniversaries Holidays Bills and resolutions National Data Privacy Day: designate (see H. Res. 1393). 17385 National Life Insurance Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 602). 17385 Remarks in House Memorial Day: observance, 17413 Primary Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 896). 17280 17281 Texts of H. Res. 896. Primary Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month. 17280 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Remarks in House Anniversary (H. Res. 1279), 17079-17081 Texts of H. Res. 1279. anniversary. 17079 SPECIAL ORDERS Granted House of Representatives. 17381 SPORTS Sports and athletics Bills and resolutions Olympic games: call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming games to encourage Sudan. Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts (see S. Res. 632), 17043 Remarks in House National Heat Stroke Awareness Month: designate (H. Con. Res. 296), 17279-17280 Special Olympics: anniversary (H. Res. 1279), 17079-17081 Texts of H. Con. Res. 296. National Heat Stroke Awareness Month. 17279 H. Res. 1279, Special Olympics anniversary, 17079 S. Res. 632, call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming Olympic games to encourage Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts, 17052 ST. PETERSBURG, FL St. Petersburg, Fla. Remarks in House Pinellas County High School: tribute to Florida Holocaust Museum Anne Frank Humanitarian Award recipients. 17409 STATES Federal aid to States Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), 17055 Bills and resolutions Alaska: allow to fulfill a portion of remaining statehood land entitlement by selecting certain Tongass National Forest lands to be managed and operated by Stale Dept. of Natural Resources (see H.R. 6682), 17385 Alaska: clarify provisions of the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program (see H.R. 6683), 17385 Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed. 16982 Lists OrganiZations supporting S. 3335, Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act, 16974 Remarks in House Disasters: provide disaster assistance for severe storms and Hooding in Midwestern States. 17364 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 Outer Continental Shelf: provide for State enhanced authority for coastal and ocean resources and expansion of natural gas and oil supplies (H.R. 6428), 17371 Product safety: prohibit preemption of State warning laws relative to consumer products or substances, 17330 Social Security: increase Social Services Block Grant funding to provide gasoline subsidies to certain low-income individuals (H.R. 6561), 17071 Social Security: require States to help alien children in the child welfare system apply for all forms of immigration relief (H.R. 6649), 17398 Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, 17366 Tobacco products: reduce youth usage of tobacco products and enhance State efforts to eliminate retail sales of tobacco products to minors (H.R. 5513), 17323 Remarks in Senate Bridges: improve safety of Federal-aid highway bridges, strengthen inspection standards and processes. and increase investment in the reconstruction of structurally deficient bridges. 16996 Dept. of the Interior: provide grants to States and tribes to reduce the risk of or compensate for livestock loss due to predation by gray wolves or other predators (S. 2875), 17007 National School Lunch Act: make permanent the summer food service pilot project for rural areas of Pennsylvania and apply it to rural areas of every State (S. 1755), 17003 Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determina-tion Act: funding. 16996 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), unanimous-consent requeSt. 17023 STIFTER, WILLIAM Remarks in House Tribute, 17415 STOP ADOLESCENT SMOKING WITHOUT EXCESSIVE BUREAUCRACY ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 5513), 17323 STOP CHILD ABUSE NOW (SCAN) OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Anniversary. 17400 STOP EXCESSIVE ENERGY SPECULATION ACT Letters Provisions: William F. Quinn. Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (organization), 16986 Provisions: several financial organizations. 16987 Remarks in Senate Dept. of the Interior: allow issuance of oil shale leasing regulations, 17001 Enact (S. 3268), 16979 16985 17013 17025-17030 Outer Continental Shelf: lift moratorium on oil and gas drilling, leasing. and exploration on certain portions. 16994 unanimous-consent request. 16981 STRATEGIC MATERIALS Strategic materials Bills and resolutions Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 6670), 17384 Power resources: provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices (see S. 2991), 17383 Remarks in House Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (H.R. 6670), 17365 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 17070 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: provide for sale of light grade petroleum and for its replacement with heavy grade petroleum (H.R. 6578), allow consideration of motion to suspend House rules and consider (H. Res. 1367), 17071 Remarks in Senate Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 16983 16994 16997 17019 STRENGTHENING EMPLOYMENT CLUSTERS TO ORGANIZE REGIONAL SUCCESS (SECTORS) ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 3368), 17042 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3368), 17048-17052 Texts of S. 3368. provisions. 17049-17051 STURTEVANT, LEE Remarks in House Tribute, 17409 SUDAN, REPUBLIC OF THE Sudan Bills and resolutions Olympic games: call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming games to encourage Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts (see S. Res. 632), 17043 Remarks in House China, People's Republic of: call for end to human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma (H. Res. 1370), 17081-17086 U.N.: support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success (H. Res. 1351), 17086-17090 Texts of H. Res. 1351, support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success. 17087 H. Res. 1370, CAll for People's Republic of China to end human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma, 17081 S. Res. 632, call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming Olympic games to encourage Sudan. Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts, 17052 SULLIVAN, PATRICIA Articles and editorials Paul Tipton: Exposed Jesuit Deaths in El Salvador. 17396 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE RURAL EXPANSION ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 1755), 17003 SUPREME COURT Supreme Court Remarks in House Abortion: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 17366 SYNTHETIC FUELS Synthetic fuels Remarks in House Power resources: Red Birch Energy, Inc.: tribute to canola biodiesel project in Bassett Forks, VA. 17072 Power resources: national energy policy, 17069 17367-17374 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy. 16971-16973 16983-16988 16998-17002 17004 17008-17015 17018 17024-17030 SYRIA, ARAB REPUBLIC OF Syria Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Bush, 17037 17364 TAXATION Tax reform Taxation Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). 17054 State and local taxes National objectives: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives. and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). 17055 Tax incentives and shelters Bills and resolutions Charities: increase standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at-risk individuals (see H.R. 6675), 17385 Tax incentives and shelters Tax-exempt organizations Health: allow a credit against income tax for individuals who care for certain dependents with long-term care needs (see H.R. 6665), 17384 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Homeless: provide incentives for building homeless shelters in areas affected by incidents of national significance (see H.R. 6674), 17385 Tax incentives and shelters Insurance: provide a nonrefundable credit for long-term care insurance premiums (see S. 3365), 17042 Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: exempt renewable energy projects receiving Rural Energy for America Program grants from production tax credit offsets (see H.R. 6672). 17385 Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide a deduction for fuel costs used for commuting to and from work whether or not the taxpayer itemizes other deductions (see H.R. 6667), 17384 Income 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 (see S. 2991), 17383 Social Security: provide for an inflation adjustment of base amounts used to determine amount of Social Security benefits included in gross income (see H.R. 6677). 17385 Income taxes Cloture motions National objectives: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives. and provide disaster relief (S. 3335). motion to proceed. 16982 Tax incentives and shelters Letters Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Carlea Bauman. Colorectal Cancer Coalition. 17293 Income taxes Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Daniel E. Smith and Wendy K.D. Selig. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. 17292 Income taxes Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Karen Ignagni, America's Health Insurance Plans (organization). 17293 Income taxes Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Rick Pollack. American Hospital Association, 17293 Income taxes Ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage: Sue Nelson. American Heart Association and American Stroke Assoication. 17292 Income taxes Lists Health organizations supporting H.R. 2851, ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, 17294 Income taxes Organizations supporting S. 3335, Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act, 16974 Remarks in House Children and youth: ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage (H.R. 2851). 17289-17295 Income taxes Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587). 17376 17379 State and local taxes Families and domestic relations: provide middle class tax relief while closing tax loopholes (H.R. 6595). 17417 Housing: provide needed housing reform, 17070 Power resources: provide a heating oil tax credit for middle income households (H.R. 6605), 17365 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Remarks in Senate Mental health: require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, 17020 Motor vehicles: provide incentives for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (S. 1617), 17012 Tax incentives and shelters National objectives: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed, 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Tax incentives and shelters National objectives: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), unanimous-consent request, 17023 Tax incentives and shelters Power resources: provide incentives for energy production and conservation, extend certain expiring provisions, andprovide individual income lax relief (H.R. 6049), molion to proceed, 16999 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Research and development tax credit: extend. 17017 Tax incentives and shelters Reports filed Ensure That Dependent Students Who Take a Medical ly Necessary Leave of Absence Do Not Lose Health Insurance Coverage: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 2851) (H. Rept. 110-806). 17383 Income taxes H. Rept. 110-806 Texts of H.R. 2851, ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, 17289-17291 Income taxes TECHNOLOGY Technological innovations Bills and resolutions 4-H National Youth Science Day: designate (see H. Res. 1390), 17385 China, People's Republic of: rescind order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games (see S. Res. 633). 17043 Dept. of Commerce: establish an award program to honor achievements in nanotechnology (see S. 3269), 17384 National Data Privacy Day: designate (see H. Res. 1393). 17385 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 6670). 17384 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act: provide additional clarification relative to implementation (see H.R. 6663), 17384 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens. 17033-17034 Letters Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Representative Gordon. Committee on Science and Technology (House). 17362 Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Representative Oberstar. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House). 17362 Remarks in House Computers: promote freedom of expression on the Internet and protect U.S. businesses from coercion by foreign entities to participate in repression of such freedom (H.R. 275). 17086 Dept. of Homeland Security: develop a memorandum of understanding and clarify criteria for certification relative to advanced spectroscopic portal monitors (H.R. 5531), 17351 EPA: increase research, development, education, and technology transfer activities related to water use efficiency and conservation technologies and practices (H.R. 3957), 17360-17363 Immigration: enforce employment restrictions on unauthorized aliens through the use of improved Social Security cards and an Employment Eligibility Database (H.R. 98), 17350 Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (H.R. 6670), 17365 Power resources: promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy production, conservation, and efficiency, and increase energy independence (H.R. 6566). 17071 17072 17270 17275 17375 Power resources: promote energy independence and security (H.R. 3221). Senate amendment. 17070 Water: encourage research, development, and demonstration of technologies to facilitate the utilization of water produced in connection with the development of domestic energy resources (H.R. 2339), 17363-17364 Remarks in Senate Motor vehicles: increase U.S. production of hybrid car batteries. 16994 NASA: anniversary. 16991 National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297). motion to proceed. 17019 Telephones: facilitate rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E-911 services, encourage transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities (H.R. 3403), 16993 Reports filed Produced Water Utilization Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 2339) (H. Rept. 110-801). 17383 H. Rept. 110-801 Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 3957) (H. Rept. 110-802). 17383 H. Rept. 110-802 Texts of H.R. 2339. Produced Water Utilization Act, 17363 H.R. 3957. Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act, 17360 S. Res. 633, rescind Chinese order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games, 17053 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Telecommunication Telecommunication Regulation Remarks in Senate Telephones: facilitate rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E-911 services, encourage transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities (H.R. 3403). 16993 Emergency communication systems Internet TELEPHONES Telephone and telephone industry Remarks in Senate Technology: facilitate rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E-911 services, encourage transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities (H.R. 3403). 16993 TELEVISION Television Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press; Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished, 16971 Right To Know, 16978 Cloture motions News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16981 Letters Free Flow of Information Act: National Association of Attorneys General, 16979 Remarks in House Craig, Tiffany: Radio-Television News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow award recipient, 17405 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media. 17070 Remarks in Senate News media: clarify definition of journalist relative to protection of communications from confidential sources. 16975 News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by persons connected with the news media (S. 2035), motion to proceed, 16970 16975 16983 TERRITORIES (U.S.) Territories of the U.S. Remarks in House Foreign Service: permit members rest and recuperation travel to U.S. territories. 17074 TERRORISM Terrorism Bills and resolutions Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (see S. 3127), 17385 Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Bush, 17037 17364 Remarks in House Dept. of Homeland Security: develop policies, procedures, and programs for the Controlled Unclassified Information Framework relative to sharing of certain homeland security, terrorism, and weapons information (H.R. 6193), 17351 Hazardous substances: reauthorize the Select Agent Program and improve oversight of high containment laboratories (H.R. 6671), 17416 Turkey: condemn bombings in Istanbul, 17403 TEXAS Texas Remarks in House Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) (organization): tribute to Houston, TX. chapter. 17408 Kubala, Mark: Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons Outstanding Neurosurgeon of the Year award recipient, 17416 Pittman, Dan: Texas Restaurant Association Hall of Honor inductee, 17413 TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS Remarks in House Kubala. Mark: Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons Outstanding Neurosurgeon of the Year award recipient, 17416 TEXAS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION Remarks in House Pittman. Dan: Texas Restaurant Association Hall of Honor inductee. 17413 THANK YOU FOUNDATION Remarks in House Tribute, 17393 TIPTON, PAUL S. Articles and editorials Paul Tipton; Exposed Jesuit Deaths in El Salvador, 17396 Remarks in House Tribute, 17396 TOBACCO PRODUCTS Tobacco and tobacco industry Letters Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Conyers, Committee on the Judiciary (House), 17325 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Dingell, Committee on Energy and Commerce (House), 17325 17326 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Rahall, Committee on Natural Resources (House), 17326 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Representative Rangel, Committee on Ways and Means (House), 17325 Remarks in House Children and youth: reduce youth usage of tobacco products and enhance State efforts to eliminate retail sales of tobacco products to minors (H.R. 5513), 17323 FDA: provide with certain authority to regulate tobacco products (H.R. 1108), 17295-17327 Statements Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Congressional Black Caucus, 17322 Texts of H.R. 1108, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, 17295-17317 H.R. 4081, Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, 16969-17418 TORNADOES Tornadoes Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Remarks in House Disasters: provide disaster assistance for severe storms and flooding in Midwestern States, 17364 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 17375-17380 TOURIST TRADE Tourist trade Articles and editorials CARICOM Summit on Economic Integration, 17390 Bills and resolutions China, People's Republic of: rescind order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games (see S. Res. 633), 17043 Texts of S. Res. 633. rescind Chinese order to monitor hotel computers, prevent targeting individuals based on data collected from such monitoring, and protect privacy and human rights leading up to Olympic games. 17053 TOYS Toys and toy industry Remarks in House CPSC: prohibit the manufacture, sale, and distribution of children's products that contain specified phthalates, 17332 17334 17336 TRADE REFORM, ACCOUNTABILITY, DEVELOPMENT, AND EMPLOYMENT (TRADE) ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 3083), 16990 TRANSPORTATION Transportation Transportation regulation Amendments Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), 17055 Transportation accidents and safety Bills and resolutions Taxation: increase standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at-risk individuals (see H.R. 6675), 17385 Transportation of the aged Transportation of the handicapped Taxation: provide a deduction for fuel costs used for commuting to and from work whether or not the taxpayer itemizes other deductions (see H.R. 6667), 17384 Commuting Cloture motions Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed. 16982 Transportation accidents and safety Lists Organizations supporting S. 3335. Jobs, Energy, Families. and Disaster Relief Act. 16974 Transportation accidents and safety Remarks in House Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 17368 17369 17372 Petroleum: gasoline price levels, 17069 17071 17365 17367 17373 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels. 17070 Federal aid to transportation University of Michigan: tribute to solar car team, 17394 Remarks in Senate Bridges: improve safety of Federal-aid highway bridges, strengthen inspection standards and processes, and increase investment in the reconstruction of structurally deficient bridges, 16996 Transportation accidents and safety Petroleum 17024 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices. 16985 16993-16995 17012 17032 Petroleum: gasoline price levels. 16977 17025 Strategic Petroleum Reserve: authorize draw down of oil reserves to lower gasoline price levels, 16983 16994 16997 17019 Federal aid to transportation Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy lax Incentives, arid provide disaster relief (S. 3335), motion to proceed. 16971-16977 16980-16990 16995-16999 17005 17009 17010 17016-17023 Transportation accidents and safety Taxation: extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, create energy tax incentives, and provide disaster relief (S. 3335), unanimous-consent request. 17023 Transportation accidents and safety TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS Trade agreements Treaties and conventions Remarks in Senate Foreign trade: review existing trade agreements, renegotiate such agreements based on the reviews, set terms for future agreements, and strengthen congressional trade policymaking (S. 3083), 16990 World Trade Organization: breakdown of Doha Round of trade negotiations, 16990 TURKEY, REPUBLIC OF Turkey Remarks in House Cyprus: anniversary of Turkish occupation. 17395 Terrorism: condemn bombings in Istanbul, 17403 TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, OH Tuscarawas County, Ohio Proclamations Connie Finton Recipient of Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County. OH, Woman of the Year Award: Representative Space, 17412 TYSON, JOHN Remarks in House Tribute, 17408 UKRAINE Ukraine Remarks in House House Democracy Assistance Commission: U.S. visit by Parliament members from Indonesia, Kenya, Macedonia, and Ukraine, 17073 NATO: congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance (H. Res. 1266), 17076-17079 Texts of H. Res. 1266. congratulate Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with NATO and express support for continuing to enlarge the alliance. 17076 UNEMPLOYMENT Unemployment Bills and resolutions Food stamps: decrease period of benefit ineligibility of certain adults during their unemployment (see S. 3497). 17383 UNITED NATIONS United Nations Bills and resolutions Olympic games: call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming games to encourage Sudan. Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts (see S. Res. 632). 17043 Remarks in House Bosnia and Herzegovina: anniversary of massacre at Zepa, 17400 Macedonia: work with Greece to find a mutually-acceptable official name for the former Yugoslav republic in order to facilitate NATO membership, 17077 17078 Sudan: support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success (H. Res. 1351), 17086-17090 Remarks in Senate Champlain Housing Trust (organization): U.N. World Habitat Award recipient, 17036 Texts of H. Res. 1351, support the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and call upon member States and the international community to contribute resources necessary to ensure its success, 17087 S. Res. 632, call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming Olympic games to encourage Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts, 17052 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Remarks in House Motor vehicles: tribute to solar car team, 17394 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Remarks in Senate National War Powers Commission: release of report on the roles of Congress and the President relative to declaring war. 17031 UNLAWFUL INTERNET GAMBLING ENFORCEMENT ACT Bills and resolutions Implementation: provide additional clarification (see H.R. 6663). 17384 USA TODAY Articles and editorials Bill Wrongly Shields Press: Those Who Leak Classified Data Should Be Punished. 16971 VERMONT Vermont Remarks in House Montpelier. VT: anniversary of Wayside Restaurant Bakery. 17410 Remarks in Senate Champlain Housing Trust (organization): U.N. World Habitat Award recipient. 17036 VETERANS Veterans Amendments Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6599). 17387 Articles and editorials Korean War Vets Honored--S. Korean General Presents Medallions, 17030 Navy Veteran Tribute Bill Lands in Congress, 17358 Letters Condolences on death of Jonathan Yale in Iraq: John F. Kelly, Marine Corps.. 17415 Memorial Day ceremony in Fallujah. Iraq: John F. Kelly. Marine Corps.. 17413 Orlando, FL. VA Hospital construction funding: Representative Feeney. 17397 Remarks in House Civil War--U.S.: tribute to Edward D. Cohota and Joseph L. Pierce and other veterans of Asian descent (H. Res. 415), 17353-17355 Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans' services (H.R. 6399). earmark deduction. 17388 17389 17390 17391 17392 17394 17395 17396 17397 17398 17402 17406 17407 17410 17411 17413 17415 Farenholt (U.S.S.): recognize crew for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II H. Res. 1248). 17355 17356 Memorial Day: observance, 17413 Orlando, FL: VA hospital construction funding, 17397 Ships and vessels: recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships (H. Res. 1316), 17356-17360 Thank You Foundation: tribute, 17393 Remarks in Senate Disabled: increase rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans (S. 2617), 17058-17060 Kentucky: tribute to Korean War veterans, 17030 Silver Star Families of America (organization): tribute, 17034 Snow, Samuel: receipt of honorable discharge papers and apology from Army for court-martial during World War D, 16992 17016 Texts of H. Res. 1248, recognize crew of U.S.S. Farenholt for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II, 17355 H. Res. 1316, recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships, 17357 H. Res. 415. tribute to Edward D. Cohota and Joseph L. Pierce and other Civil War veterans of Asian descent, 17353 S. 2617, Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, 17058 VETERANS' COMPENSATION COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT ACT Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 2617), 17058-17060 Texts of S. 2617. provisions, 17058 VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (RICHARD B. CHENEY) Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Bush, 17037 VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES Addresses Secret Service: provide protection to former Vice Presidents (H.R. 5938). 17056 17060 Remarks in Senate Secret Service: provide protection to former Vice Presidents (H.R. 5938). 17060 VIETNAMESE CONFLICT Vietnam War Articles and editorials Navy Veteran Tribute Bill Lands in Congress. 17358 Histories U.S.S.Henry County (LST-824), 17358 Remarks in House Ships and vessels: recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships (H. Res. 1316), 17356-17360 Texts of H. Res. 1316, recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships, 17357 VIMOTO, TIMOTHY R. Remarks in Senate Tribute, 16969 VIRGINIA Virginia Remarks in House Red Birch Energy, INc.: tribute to canola biodiesel project in Bassett Forks, VA. 17072 Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia (organization): anniversary. 17400 VOLUNTEER WORKERS Volunteer agencies and workers Remarks in House National Christ Child Society: tribute to South Bend, IN, chapter, 17404 Remarks in Senate Silver Star Families of America (organization): tribute. 17034 WALKER, LULA Remarks in House Tribute, 17366 WAR War Articles and editorials Korean War Vets Honored--S. Korean General Presents Medallions, 17030 Navy Veteran Tribute Bill Lands in Congress, 17358 Bills and resolutions Olympic games: call on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming games to encourage Sudan. Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts (see S. Res. 632). 17043 Letters Condolences on death of Jonathan Yale in Iraq: John F. Kelly. Marine Corps.. 17415 Memorial Day ceremony in Fallujah. Iraq: John F. Kelly. Marine Corps.. 17413 Remarks in House Bosnia and Herzegovina: anniversary of massacre at Zepa, 17400 Iraq: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed Forces. 17072 Korean War: anniversary. 17393 Memorial Day: observance. 17413 Ships and vessels: recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships (H. Res. 1316). 17356-17360 Remarks in Senate Kentucky: tribute to Korean War veterans, 17030 National War Powers Commission: release of report on the roles of Congress and the President relative to declaring war, 17031 Silver Star Families of America (organization): tribute, 17034 Texts of H. Res. 1316. recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships. 17357 S. Res. 632, CAll on the People's Republic of China and international community to use the upcoming Olympic games to encourage Sudan. Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive peace efforts. 17052 WAR POWERS RESOLUTION Remarks in Senate National War Powers Commission: release of report on the roles of Congress and the President relative to declaring war, 17031 WARM IN WINTER AND COOL IN SUMMER ACT Amendments Enact (S. 3186). 17055 WASHINGTON (DC) POST Articles and editorials Paul iipton: Exposed Jesuit Deaths in El Salvador. 17396 WASHINGTON (DC) TIMES Articles and editorials Right To Know. 16978 WASHINGTON (PA) OBSERVER-REPORTER Remarks in House Anniversary, 17403 WASHINGTON (STATE) Washington State Remarks in Senate Air Force: encourage re-competition for the KC-X military air refueling tanker contract, 17015-17016 WASHINGTON, PA Washington, Pa. Remarks in House Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter: anniversary, 17403 WATER Water supply and use Bills and resolutions San Antonio, TX: provide for reimbursement for costs incurred by the non-Federal interest in the flood control project (see H.R. 6679), 17385 Earth Voyager EPA: increase research, development, education, and technology transfer activities related to water use efficiency and conservation technologies and practices (H.R. 3957), 17360-17363 Power resources: encourage research, development, and demonstration of technologies to facilitate the utilization of water produced in connection with the development of domestic energy resources (H.R. 2339), 17363-17364 Letters Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Representative Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology (House), 17362 Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Representative Oberstar, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), 17362 Remarks in Senate Water pollution: address certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of a recreational vessel (S. 2766). 16992 Reports filed Produced Water Utilization Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 2339) (H. Rept. 110-801), 17383 H. Rept. 110-801 Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 3957) (H. Rept. 110-802), 17383 H. Rept. 110-802 Texts of H.R. 2339, Produced Water Utilization Act, 17363 H.R. 3957, Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act, 17360 WATER POLLUTION Water pollution Remarks in Senate Ships and vessels: address certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of a recreational vessel (S. 2766), 16992 WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT Bills and resolutions San Antonio, TX: provide for reimbursement for costs incurred by the non-Federal interest in the flood control project (see H.R. 6679), 17385 WATER USE EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION RESEARCH ACT Letters Provisions: Representative Gordon. Committee on Science and Technology (House). 17362 Provisions: Representative Oberstar. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House). 17362 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 3957). 17360-17363 Reports filed Provisions: Committee on Science and Technology (House) (H.R. 3957) (H. Rept. 110-802). 17383 H. Rept. 110-802 Texts of H.R. 3957. provisions. 17360 WATERWAYS Rivers and waterways Bills and resolutions San Antonio, TX: provide for reimbursement for costs incurred by the non-Federal interest in the flood control project (see H.R. 6679), 17385 WEAPONS Military weapons Weapons Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: limit transfer of firearms by persons who have received official notice of Federal firearms dealer license revocation or denial of application for license renewal (see H.R. 6664). 17384 Messages National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Bush. 17037 17364 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand national missile defense system integration with Israel. 17070 Dept. of Homeland Security: develop policies, procedures. and programs for the Controlled Unclassified Information Framework relative to sharing of certain homeland security, terrorism, and weapons information (H.R. 6193), 17351 WEATHER Weather Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322). 17054 Bills and resolutions Clean Air Act: exempt greenhouse gases (see H.R. 6666), 17384 Remarks in House Disasters: provide disaster assistance for severe storms and flooding in Midwestern States, 17364 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587), 17376 17379 Iowa: impact of severe storms and flooding, 17375-17380 WELDON, NC Weldon, NC Reports filed Dock M. Brown Post Office Building. Weldon. NC: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 4210). 17042 WEST FRANKFORD, IL West Frankford, Ill. Reports filed Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building, West Frankford, IL: Committee on Homeland Security andGovernmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 6061), 17042 WHITE PLAINS, NY White Plains, N.Y. Remarks in House Charles L. Brieant, Jr., Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse: designate (H.R. 6340), 17397 WILDLIFE Wildlife and wildlife conservation Bills and resolutions Ecology and environment: protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife. and their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species (see S. 3366). 17042 Remarks in Senate Dept. of the Interior: provide grants to States and tribes to reduce the risk of or compensate for livestock loss due to predation by gray wolves or other predators (S. 2875). 17007 Ecology and environment: protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife, and their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species (S. 3366). 17044 Texts of S. 3366. Refuge Ecology Protection. Assistance, and Immediate Response Act. 17045-17048 WILDLIFE REFUGES Wildlife refuges Remarks in House Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration. 17364 17367-17374 17380 WILLIAMS, J.D. Articles and editorials Korean War Vets Honored--S. Korean General Presents Medallions, 17030 WILLIAMS, JAMES A. Reports filed Nomination To Be GSA Administrator: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate), 17042 WILSON, WANDA Remarks in House Tribute, 17408 WISCONSIN Wisconsin Amendments Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (S. 3322), 17054 Remarks in House Disasters: provide disaster assistance for severe storms and flooding in Midwestern States. 17364 Disasters: provide tax relief for victims of severe storms. tornadoes, and flooding in Midwestern States (H.R. 6587). 17376 17379 WKRG-TV (MOBILE, AL) Remarks in House Craig, Tiffany: Radio-Television News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow award recipient, 17405 WOMEN Women Bills and resolutions Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (H.R. 1338), consideration (see H. Res. 1388), 17383 Remarks in House Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. 17366 Remarks in Senate National objectives: advance America's priorities (S. 3297), motion to proceed, 17019 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1338, PAycheck Fairness Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1388) (H. Rept. 110-807). 17383 H. Rept. 110-807 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT Bills and resolutions Business and industry: promote industry growth and competitiveness and improve worker training, retention. and advancement (see S. 3368). 17042 Remarks in Senate Business and industry: promote industry growth and competitiveness and improve worker training, retention, and advancement (S. 3368), 17048-17052 Texts of S. 3368. Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success (SECTORS) Act. 17049-17051 WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION World Trade Organization Remarks in Senate Treaties and agreements: breakdown of Doha Round of trade negotiations, 16990 WORLD WAR II World War II Articles and editorials Navy Veteran Tribute Bill Lands in Congress, 17358 Histories U.S.S. Henry County (LST-824), 17358 Lists Crewmembers of U.S.S. LST-325 back from Greece. 17359 World War II crew of U.S.S. LST-325. 17359 Remarks in House Farenholt (U.S.S.): recognize crew for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War 11 (H. Res. 1248), 17355 17356 Sendler. Irena: tribute (H. Con. Res. 361), 17074-17076 17394 Ships and vessels: recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships (H. Res. 1316), 17356-17360 Remarks in Senate Snow, Samuel: receipt of honorable discharge papers and apology from Army for court-martial during World War II, 16992 17016 Texts of H. Con. Res. 361, tribute to Irena Sendler, 17074 H. Res. 1248, recognize crew of U.S.S. Farertholt for valor and bravery in the South Pacific during service in World War II, 17355 H. Res. 1316, recognize role played by Landing Ship Tanks (LST) in conflicts since World War II and the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on such ships, 17357 YALE, JONATHAN Letters Condolences on death of Jonathan Yale in Iraq: John F. Kelly, Marine Corps, 17415 Memorial Day ceremony in Fallujah, Iraq: John F. Kelly, Marine Corps, 17413 ZAMORA, JOSE AND FELICE (TONY AND PHYLLIS) Remarks in House Tribute, 17403 VOTES IN HOUSE Recorded Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act (H.R. 6604): enact. 17277 Congress (H. Con. Res. 398): adjournment, 17264 Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act (H.R. 4040): conference report. 17342 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1108): enact, 17341 People's Republic of China end of human rights abuses of citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end support for Governments of Sudan and Burma (H. Res. 1370): call for, 17265 Veterans Disability Benefits Claims Modernization Act (H.R. 5892): enact, 17264 Veterans' Health Care Policy Enhancement Act (H.R. 6445): enact, 17278 Remarks in House Position on missed: Allen, 17417 Position on missed: Davis, Danny K., 17367 Position on missed: Graves, 17404 Position on missed: Levin. 17266 VOTES IN SENATE Recorded Free Flow of Information Act (S. 2035): cloture motion on motion to proceed. 16981 Jobs, Energy. Families, and Disaster Relief Act (S. 3335): cloture motion on motion to proceed. 16983 H. Con. Res. 276 276 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding Jordanian institutions; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Con. Res. 276 H. Con. Res. 296 296 Concurrent resolution expressing support for the designation of August 2008 as "National Heat Stroke Awareness Month" to raise awareness and encourage prevention of heat stroke; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 17279 H. Con. Res. 296 Text, 17279 H. Con. Res. 296 H. Con. Res. 358 358 Concurrent resolution commending the members of the Nevada Army National Guard and Air National Guard for their service to the State of Nevada and the United States; to the Committee on Armed Services. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 17351 H. Con. Res. 358 Text, 17351 H. Con. Res. 358 Title amended, 17353 H. Con. Res. 358 H. Con. Res. 361 361 Concurrent resolution commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the Holocaust and remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and hope; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 17074 H. Con. Res. 361 Text, 17074 H. Con. Res. 361 H. Con. Res. 362 362 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the threat posed to international peace, stability in the Middle East, and the vital national security interests of the United States by Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and regional hegemony, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Con. Res. 362 Removal of cosponsors, 17387 H. Con. Res. 362 H. Con. Res. 378 378 Concurrent resolution expressing support for designation of September 6, 2008 as Lousia Swain Day; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added. 17386 H. Con. Res. 378 H. Con. Res. 398 398 Concurrent resolution providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses. By Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, 17385 H. Con. Res. 398 Message from the House, 17038 H. Con. Res. 398 Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 17263 H. Con. Res. 398 Text, 17263 H. Con. Res. 398 H. Con. Res. 399 399 Concurrent resolution honoring and recognizing Howard E. LeFevre for his lifetime of accomplishments; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. TIBERI, 17385 H. Con. Res. 399 H.J. Res. 93 7 A joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and DemocracyAct of 2003; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Approved [Public Law 110-287] (signed July 29, 2008), 17387 H.J. Res. 7 H. Res. 282 282 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should discontinue the practice of contracting out mail delivery services; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 282 H. Res. 415 415 A resolution honoring Edward Day Cohota, Joseph L. Pierce, and other veterans of Asian and Pacific Islanderdescent who fought in the United States Civil War; to the Committee on Armed Services. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 17353 H. Res. 415 Text, 17353 H. Res. 415 H. Res. 672 672 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 672 H. Res. 800 800 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the issuance of State driver's licenses or other government-issued photo identification to illegal aliens; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 800 H. Res. 858 858 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the National Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 858 H. Res. 896 896 A resolution recognizing the need to pursue research into the causes, a treatment, and an eventual cure for primary lateral sclerosis, supporting the goals and ideals of the Hardy Brown Primary Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 17280 H. Res. 896 Text, 17280 H. Res. 896 Title amended, 17282 H. Res. 896 H. Res. 1008 1008 A resolution condemning the persecution of Baha'is in Iran; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Debated, 17090 H. Res. 1008 Text, 17090 H. Res. 1008 H. Res. 1017 1017 A resolution enprooBing oup port for designation of the week before Thanksgiving as "Global Entrepreneur-ship Week'' to inspire young people everywhere to embrace innovation, imagination, and creativity and to train the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1017 H. Res. 1064 1064 A resolution recognizing Gordon "Gordie" Howe on the occasion of his 80th birthday, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1064 H. Res. 1224 1224 A resolution commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on its 75th anniversary; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1224 H. Res. 1248 1248 A resolution recognizing the service of the USS Farenholt and her men who served our Nation with valor and bravery in the South Pacific during World War II; to the Committee on Armed Services. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 17355 H. Res. 1248 Text, 17355 H. Res. 1248 Title amended, 17356 H. Res. 1248 H. Res. 1254 1254 A resolution supporting the values and goals of the "Joint Action Plan Between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the United States of America to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality", signed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Brazilian Minister of Racial Integration Edson Santos on March 13, 2008; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1254 H. Res. 1266 1266 A resolution congratulating Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and expressing support for continuing to enlarge the alliance; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 17076 H. Res. 1266 Text, 17076 H. Res. 1266 H. Res. 1279 1279 A resolution recognizing the Special Olympics' 40th anniversary; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 17079 H. Res. 1279 Text, 17079 H. Res. 1279 H. Res. 1303 1303 A resolution calling on the Egyptian Government to respect human rights and freedoms of religion and expression in Egypt; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1303 H. Res. 1310 1310 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Iran's lack of' protection for internationally recognized human rights creates poor conditions for religious freedom in the Islamic Republic of Iran; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1310 H. Res. 1314 1314 A resolution remembering the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933 and extending the deepest sympathies of the House of Representatives to the victims, survivors, and families of thio tragedy, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1314 H. Res. 1316 1316 A resolution honoring the service of the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on the Landing Ship Tank (LST) amphibious landing craft during World War II, the Korean war, the Vietnam war, Operation Desert Storm, and global operations through 2002 and recognizing the essential role played by LST amphibious craft during these conflicts; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1316 Debated, 17356 H. Res. 1316 Text, 17357 H. Res. 1316 H. Res. 1319 1319 A resolution expressing support for the designation of Four Immortal Chaplains Day in remembrance of the 4 men who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of compassion for those of dif ferent races and faiths; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1319 H. Res. 1328 1328 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness .Month; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1328 H. Res. 1334 1334 A resolution calling upon the Government of China to account for those detained during March 2008 protests and to recognize the fundamental human rights of all Tibetans, including monks, nuns, and innocent civilians, currently detained by the Government of China; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1334 H. Res. 1335 1335 A resolution celebrating the 120-year partnership between the Government and State veterans homes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1335 H. Res. 1351 1351 A resolution expressing support for the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and calling upon United Nations Member States and the international community to contribute the resources necessary to ensure the success of UNAMID; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1351 Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 17086 H. Res. 1351 Text, 17087 H. Res. 1351 Title amended, 17090 H. Res. 1351 H. Res. 1352 1352 A resolution honoring Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President, for his invaluable contributions to this Nation as a soldier, naturalist, statesman, and public servant on the 150th anniversary of his birth; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added. 17386 H. Res. 1352 H. Res. 1356 1356 A resolution celebrating the 221st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1356 H. Res. 1366 1366 A resolution recognizing Honor Flight Michigan, Inc., for its important work in recognizing World War II veterans and expressing condolences to the family and friends of David Cameron following his death; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1366 H. Res. 1370 1370 A resolution calling on the Government of the People's Republic of China to immediately end abuses of the human rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its support for the Governments of Sudan and Burma to ensure that the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games take place in an atmosphere that honors the Olympic traditions of freedom and openness; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Debated, 17081 H. Res. 1370 Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House amended, 17265 H. Res. 1370 Text, 17081 H. Res. 1370 Title amended, 17266 H. Res. 1370 H. Res. 1377 1377 A resolution recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1377 H. Res. 1383 1383 A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the independence of Bulgaria; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H. Res. 1383 H. Res. 1388 1388 A resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1338) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. By Ms. SLAUGHTER, 17383 H. Res. 1388 Reported (H. Rept. 110-807), 17383 H. Res. 1388 H. Rept. 110-807 H. Res. 1389 1389 A resolution providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 4137) to amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes. By Ms. MATSUI, 17383 H. Res. 1389 Reported (H. Rept. 110-808), 17383 H. Res. 1389 H. Rept. 110-808 H. Res. 1390 1390 A resolution expressing support for the designation of a 4-H Na tional Youth Science Day; to the Committee on Science and Technology. By Mr, CARDOZA (for himself, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Mr. Holt, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Etheridge, and Mr. McNerney), 17385 H. Res. 1390 H. Res. 1391 1391 A resolution prohibiting the House of Representatives from adjourning until it has approved a bill to establish a comprehensive national energy plan that addresses energy conservation and the expansion of renewable and conventional energy sources; to the Committee on Rules. By Mr. FORTENBERRY (for himself, Mr. Terry, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Boehner, Mr. McCaul of Texas, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mr. Culberson, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Poe, Mr. Putnam, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Dent, Mr. Gerlach, Mr, CAntor, Mr. Young of Florida, Mr. Lewis of California, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Keller, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Marchant, Mr. McCarthy of California, Mr. Ehlers, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Tom Davis of Virginia, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania. Mr. Conaway, Mr. Goode, Mr, CArter, Mr. Thornberry. Ms. Granger. Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Tiberi. Mr. Cole of Oklahoma, Mr. Hayes. Mr. Heller, Mr. Chabot, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Scalise. and Mr. Davis of Kentucky). 17385 H. Res. 1391 H. Res. 1392 1392 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of "National Life Insurance Awareness Month"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. KANJORSKI (for himself, Mrs. Biggert, Mr. Bachus, and Mr. Hinojosa), 17385 H. Res. 1392 H. Res. 1393 1393 A resolution expressing support for designation of January 29, 2009 as "National Data Privacy Day"; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, 17385 H. Res. 1393 H.R. 139 139 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit for the purchase of idling reduction systems for diesel-powered on-highways vehicles; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 139 H.R. 211 211 A bill to facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 telephone service for information and referral on health and human services, including volunteer services, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 211 H.R. 245 245 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for exercise equipment and physical fitness programs as amounts paid for medical care; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 245 H.R. 423 423 A bill to authorize the Attorney General to provide grants for organizations to find missing adults; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 423 H.R. 847 847 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that amounts paid for employer-provided coverage under accident or health plans be included on W-2 Forms; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 847 H.R. 996 7 A bill to provide for the issuance of a semipostal in order to afford a convenient means by which members of the public may contribute towards the acquisition of works of art to honor female pioneers in Government service; to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 7 H.R. 1038 1038 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the licensing of comparable and interchangeable biological products, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1038 H.R. 1073 1073 A bill to amend the definition of a law enforcement officer under subchapter in of chapter 83 and chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, respectively, to ensure the inclusion of certain positions; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added 17385 H.R. 1073 H.R. 1108 1108 A bill to protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Debated, 17295 H.R. 1108 Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17341 H.R. 1108 Text, 17295 H.R. 1108 H.R. 1256 1256 A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the level of Government contributions under the Federal employees health benefits program; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1256 H.R. 1338 1338 A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Providing for consideration (H. Res. 1388), 17383 H.R. 1338 H.R. 1390 1390 A bill to require Senate confirmation of an individual appointed to serve as the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1390 H.R. 1392 1392 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to require, as a condition of receiving a homeland security grant, that a grant recipient submit reports on each expenditure made using grant funds; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1392 H.R. 1527 1527 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to allow highly rural veterans enrolled in the health system of the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive covered health services through providers other than those of the Department, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1527 H.R. 1537 1537 A bill to modernize credit union net worth standards, advance credit union efforts to promote economic growth, and modify credit union regulatory standards and reduce burdens, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1537 H.R. 1542 1542 A bill to provide for paid sick leave to ensure that Americans can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1542 H.R. 1553 1553 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to advance medical research and treatments into pediatric cancers, ensure patients and families have access to the current treatments and information regarding pediatric cancers, establish a population-based national childhood cancer database, and promote public awareness of pediatric cancers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Approved [Public Law 110-285] (signed July 29, 2008), 17387 H.R. 1553 H.R. 1606 1606 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of a flexibility incentive grant program; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1606 H.R. 1738 1738 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a national screening program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States the option to provide medical assistance for men and women screened and found to have colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1738 H.R. 1748 1748 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand workplacehealth incentives by equalizing the tax consequences of employee athletic facility use; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1748 H.R. 1783 1783 A bill to amend the Social Security Act to enhance the Social Security of the Nation by ensuring adequate public-private infrastructure and to resolve to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; the Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1783 H.R. 1801 1801 A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against global poverty; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1801 H.R. 1866 1866 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1866 H.R. 1947 1947 A bill to promote public safety and improve the welfare of captive big cats, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 1947 H.R. 2058 2058 A bill to include costs incurred by the Indian Health Service, a federally qualified health center, an AIDS drug assistance program, certain hospitals, or a pharmaceutical manufacturer patient assistance program in providing prescription drugs toward the annual out of pocket threshold under part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act and to provide a safe harbor for assistance provided under a pharmaceutical manufacturer patient assistance program; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 2058 H.R. 2192 2192 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish an Ombudsman within the Department of Veterans Affairs; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Message from the House, 17038 H.R. 2192 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 17038 H.R. 2192 H.R. 2221 2221 A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added. 17385 H.R. 2221 H.R. 2260 2260 A bill to prohibit misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of certain health care providers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Removal of cosponsors, 17387 H.R. 2260 H.R. 2339 2339 A bill to encourage research, development, and demonstration of technologies to facilitate the utilization of water produced in connection with the development of domestic energy resources, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 110-801), 17383 H.R. 2339 H. Rept. 110-801 Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17363 H.R. 2339 Text, 17363 H.R. 2339 H.R. 2407 2407 A bill to establish the National Hurricane Research Initiative to improve hurricane preparedness, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 2407 H.R. 2490 2490 A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a pilot program for the mobile biometric identification in the maritime environment of aliens unlawfully attempting to enter the United States; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Message from the House, 17038 H.R. 2490 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 17038 H.R. 2490 H.R. 2604 2604 A bill to provide financial and other support to the United Nations Population Fund to carry out activities to save women's lives, limit the incidence of abortion and maternal mortality associated with unsafe abortion, promote universal access to safe and reliable family planning, and assist women, children, and men in developing countries to live better lives; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 2604 H.R. 2677 2677 A bill to establish grants to provide health services for improved nutrition, increased physical activity, obesity and eating disorder prevention, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 2677 H.R. 2726 2726 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17385 H.R. 2726 H.R. 2842 2842 A bill to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit preexisting condition exclusions for children in group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 2842 H.R. 2851 2851 A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means. Committees on Education and Labor; Ways and Means discharged, 17383 H.R. 2851 Reported with amendment from the Committee on Energy and Commerce (H. Rept. 110-806, part 1), 17383 H.R. 2851 H. Rept. 110-806 Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17289 H.R. 2851 Text, 17289 H.R. 2851 H.R. 2882 2882 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to promote professional retrofit installation of fire alarm detection systems and other fire detection and prevention technologies in nursing homes, hospice facilities, and other appropriate facilities: to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 2882 H.R. 2993 2993 A bill to prohibit the importation for sale of foreign-made flags of the United States of America; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 2993 H.R. 3221 3221 A bill moving the United States toward greater energy independence and security, developing innovative new technologies, reducing carbon emissions, creating green jobs, protecting consumers, increasing clean renewable energy production, and modernizing our energy infrastructure; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Foreign Affairs; Small Business; Science and Technology; Agriculture: Oversight and Government Reform; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services. Approved [Public Law 110-289] (signed July 30, 2008), 17387 H.R. 3221 H.R. 3282 3282 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide continued entitlement to coverage for immunosuppressive drugs furnished to beneficiaries under the Medicare Program that have received a kidney transplant and whose entitlement to coverage would otherwise expire, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3282 H.R. 3298 3298 A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to allow individuals called to military service to terminate or suspend certain service contracts entered into before the individual receives notice of a permanent change of station or deployment orders and to provide penalties for violations of interest rate limitations; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3298 H.R. 3322 3322 A bill to provide grants to units of local government and States to hire personnel to monitor the activities of sex offenders; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3322 H.R. 3359 3359 A bill to limit the authority of States and localities to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States and localities; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added. 17386 H.R. 3359 H.R. 3543 3543 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001 and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3543 H.R. 3587 3587 A bill to establish a program to assist homeowners experiencing unavoidable, temporary difficulty making payments on mortgages insured under the National Housing Act; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3587 H.R. 3622 3622 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the treatment of qualified restaurant property as 15-year property for purposes of the depreciation deduction; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3622 H.R. 3654 3654 A bill to establish a commission to develop legislation designed to reform tax policy and entitlement benefit programs and ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committees on the Budget; Rules. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3654 H.R. 3689 3689 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Cancer Institute to make grants for the discovery and validation of biomarkers for use in risk stratification for, and the early detection and screening of, ovarian cancer; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3689 H.R. 3815 3815 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to make full and efficient use of open source information to develop and disseminate open source homeland security information products, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17351 H.R. 3815 H.R. 3861 3861 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the AMT refundable credit amount for individuals with long-term unused credits for prior year minimum tax liability, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3861 H.R. 3890 3890 A bill to amend the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003 to waive the requirement for annual renewal resolutions relating to import sanctions, impose import sanctions on Burmese gemstones, expand the number of individuals against whom the visa ban is applicable, expand the blocking of assets and other prohibited activities, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; Ways and Means; the Judiciary. Approved [Public Law 110-286] (signed July 29, 2008), 17387 H.R. 3890 H.R. 3957 3957 A bill to increase research, development, education, and technology transfer activities related to water use efficiency and conservation technologies and practices at the Environmental Protection Agency; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 110-802), 17383 H.R. 3957 H. Rept. 110-802 Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17360 H.R. 3957 Text, 17360 H.R. 3957 H.R. 3990 3990 A bill to reduce sexual assault and domestic violence involving members of the Armed Forces and their family members and partners through enhanced programs of prevention and deterrence, enhanced programs of victims services, and strengthened provisions for prosecution of assailants, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Armed Services; the Judiciary; Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 3990 H.R. 4040 4040 A bill to establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children's products and to reauthorize and modernize the Consumer Product Safety Commission; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Conference report agreed to in the House, 17341 H.R. 4040 Conference report considered in the House, 17327 H.R. 4040 Message from the House, 17038 H.R. 4040 H.R. 4048 4048 A bill to establish the Gulf Coast Recovery Authority to administer a Gulf Coast Civic Works Project to provide job-training opportunities and increase employment to aid in the recovery of the Gulf Coast region; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added. 17386 H.R. 4048 H.R. 4100 4100 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish an instructional level assessment pilot program; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 4100 H.R. 4105 4105 A bill to impose a moratorium on the use of recovery audit contractors under the Medicare Integrity Program; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 4105 H.R. 4137 4137 A bill to amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Education and Labor; the Judiciary; Science and Technology; Financial Services. Conference report (H. Rept. 110-803) submitted in the House, 17093 H.R. 4137 H. Rept. 110-803 Explanatory statement, 17093 H.R. 4137 Message from the House, 17037 H.R. 4137 H.R. 4206 4206 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and increase utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under the Medicare part B Program; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 4206 H.R. 4210 4210 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 Washington Avenue in Weldon, North Carolina, as the "Dock M. Brown Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported (no written report), 17042 H.R. 4210 H.R. 4236 4236 A bill to provide for the protection and the integrity of the United States mail; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 4236 H.R. 4450 4450 A bill to improve and enhance research and programs on cancer survivorship, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 4450 H.R. 4544 4544 A bill to require the issuance of medals to recognize the dedication and valor of Native American code talkers; to the Committees on Financial Services; House Administration. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 4544 H.R. 4806 4806 A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a strategy to prevent the over-classification of homeland security and other information and to promote the sharing of unclassified homeland security and other information, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17351 H.R. 4806 H.R. 4845 4845 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude overtime pay from gross income; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 4845 H.R. 5167 5167 A bill to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 to remove the authority of the President to waive certain provisions; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5167 H.R. 5170 5170 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for a privacy official within each component of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17350 H.R. 5170 H.R. 5477 5477 A bill to designate the laciiity of the United States Postal Service located at 120 South Del Mar Avenue in San Gabriel, California, as the "Chi Mui Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported (no written report), 17042 H.R. 5477 H.R. 5483 5483 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10149 White Granito Drivo in Oakton, Virginia, as the "Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported (no written report), 17042 H.R. 5483 H.R. 5513 5513 A bill to reduce youth usage of tobacco products, to enhance State efforts to eliminate retail sales of tobacco products to minors, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5513 H.R. 5531 5531 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to clarify criteria for certification relating to advanced spectroscopic portal monitors, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17351 H.R. 5531 Title amended, 17351 H.R. 5531 H.R. 5534 5534 A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to extend its protections to bears illegally harvested for their viscera in the same manner as with respect to prohibited wildlife species, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5534 H.R. 5535 5535 A bill to amend the Peace Corps. Act to provide continued funding for the Peace Corps., to increase the readjustment allowance for returning Peace Corps. volunteers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5535 H.R. 5546 5546 A bill to amend the antitrust laws to ensure competitive market-based rates and terms for merchants' access to electronic payment systems; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5546 H.R. 5552 5552 A bill to require a report on the efforts of the United States Government to increase border security; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5552 H.R. 5595 5595 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide dental care to veterans with service-connected disabilities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5595 H.R. 5630 5630 A bill to modify certain requirements with respect to H-1B nonimmigrants; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5630 H.R. 5631 5631 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1155 Seminole Trail in Charlottesville. Virginia, as the "Corporal Bradley T. Arms Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported (no written report), 17042 H.R. 5631 H.R. 5635 5635 A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on digital-to-analog converter boxes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5635 H.R. 5660 5660 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a nonrefundable credit for mentoring and housing young adults; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5660 H.R. 5700 5700 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a $1,000 refundable credit for individuals who are bona fide volunteer members of volunteer fire-fighting and emergency medical service organizations; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5700 H.R. 5752 5752 A bill to provide for the security of United States passports, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5752 H.R. 5782 5782 A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to provide for reciprocity in regard to the manner in which nonresidents of a State may carry certain concealed firearms in that State; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5782 H.R. 5793 5793 A bill to restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5793 H.R. 5823 5823 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate a portion of their income tax payment to provide assistance to homeless veterans, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5823 H.R. 5864 5864 A bill to designate Puerto Mosquito Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Puerto Rico, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5864 H.R. 5865 5865 A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require a court adjudication before certain veterans may be denied the right to possess a firearm, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5865 H.R. 5873 5873 A bill to provide for a paid family and medical leave insurance program, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Education and Labor; Oversight and Government Reform; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5873 H.R. 5892 5892 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modernize the disability benefits claims processing system of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure the accurate and timely delivery of compensation to veterans and their families and survivors, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17264 H.R. 5892 H.R. 5901 5901 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate contributing factors to disparities in breast cancer treatment through the development of a uniform set of consensus-based breast cancer treatment performance measures for a 6-year quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system under the Medicare Progxam; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5901 H.R. 5936 5936 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to provide hair prostheses under the Medicaid Program for individuals diagnosed with alopecia areata; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5936 H.R. 5938 5938 A bill to amend title 18. United States Code, to provide secret service protection to former Vice Presidents, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Amendments, 17056 17060 H.R. 5938 Committee discharged, PAssed Senate amended, 17060 H.R. 5938 H.R. 5971 5971 A bill to require that ballots used in Federal elections be generally printed only in English and to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to modify the requirement that certain jurisdictions provide ballots and other voting materials in languages other than English, and for other purposes; to the Committees on House Administration; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 5971 H.R. 5983 5983 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the information security of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17351 H.R. 5983 H.R. 6011 6011 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to facilitate emergency medical services personnel training and certification curriculums for military veterans; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6011 H.R. 6025 6025 A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6025 H.R. 6061 6061 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 219 East Main Street in West Frankfort, Illinois, as the "Kenneth James Gray Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported (no written report), 17042 H.R. 6061 H.R. 6064 6064 A bill to encourage, enhance, and integrate Silver Alert plans throughout the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6064 H.R. 6066 6066 A bill to require, for the benefit of shareholders, the disclosure of payments to foreign governments for the extraction of natural resources, to allow such shareholders more appropriately to determine associated risks; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added. 17386 H.R. 6066 H.R. 6073 6073 A bill to provide that Federal employees receiving their pay by electronic funds transfer shall be given the option of receiving their pay stubs electronically; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Rules suspended. Fassed House, 17351 H.R. 6073 H.R. 6085 6085 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42222 Rancho Las Palmas Drive in Rancho Mirage, California, as the "Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported (no written report), 17042 H.R. 6085 H.R. 6098 6098 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve the financial assistance provided to State, local, and tribal governments for information sharing activities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Message from the House, 17038 H.R. 6098 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 17038 H.R. 6098 H.R. 6108 6108 A bill to provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources on the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Science and Technology; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6108 H.R. 6113 6113 A bill to amend title 44, United States Code, to require each agency to include a contact telephone number in its collection of information; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the House, 17038 H.R. 6113 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 17038 H.R. 6113 H.R. 6126 6126 A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6126 H.R. 6146 6146 A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to prohibit recognition and enforcement of foreign defamation judgments; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6146 H.R. 6150 6150 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14500 Lorain Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, as the "John P. Gallagher Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported (no written report), 17042 H.R. 6150 H.R. 6151 6151 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to drug and device advertising, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6151 H.R. 6179 6179 A bill to encourage and enhance the adoption of interoperable health information technology to improve health care quality, reduce medical errors, and increase the efficiency of care; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6179 H.R. 6185 6185 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for continuity of TRICARE Standard coverage for certain members of the Retired Reserve; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6185 H.R. 6193 6193 A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer policies, procedures, and programs to promote the implementation of the Controlled Unclassified Information Framework applicable to unclassified information that is homeland security in-formation, terrorism information, weapons of mass destruction information and other information within the scope of the information sharing environment established under section 1016 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (6 U.S.C. 485), and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17351 H.R. 6193 H.R. 6202 6202 A bill to promote the well-being of animals held for commercial use by providing such animals protection from cruelty and abuse; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6202 H.R. 6217 6217 A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to modify the procedures governing the closure or consolidation of post offices; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6217 H.R. 6258 6258 A bill to accelerate the development and early deployment of systems for the capture and storage of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel electric generation facilities, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6258 H.R. 6259 6259 A bill to require the Commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical criteria for evaluating disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period lor Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's Disease; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6259 H.R. 6260 6260 A bill to ensure the energy independence of the United States by promoting research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of technologies through a system of grants and prizes on the scale of the original Manhattan Project; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6260 H.R. 6268 6268 A bill to improve and enhance the mental health care benefits available to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, to enhance counseling and other benefits available to survivors of members of the Armed Forces and veterans, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6268 H.R. 6280 6280 A bill to provide for the offering of Health Benefit Plans to individuals, to increase funding for State high risk health insurance pools, and to promote best practice protocols for State high risk pools; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6280 H.R. 6282 6282 A bill to increase housing, awareness, and navigation demonstration services (HANDS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6282 H.R. 6293 6293 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a discretionary grant program for school construction for local educational agencies affected by base closures and realignments, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Education and Labor; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6293 H.R. 6295 6295 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit operation by any means or embarking in any submersible or semi-submersible vessel that is without nationality and that is navigating or has navigated into, through or from waters beyond the outer limit of the territorial sea of a single country or a lateral limit of that country's territorial sea with an adjacent country, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Message from the House, 17038 H.R. 6295 Received in Senate, 17038 H.R. 6295 H.R. 6367 6367 A bill to provide an exception to certain mandatory minimum sentence requirements for a law enforcement officer who uses, carries, or possesses a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violcncc oommittod whilo pursuing or apprehending a suspect; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6367 H.R. 6368 6368 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an increase in the standard mileage rates to reflect the increase in the cost of highway fuels, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added. 17386 H.R. 6368 H.R. 6379 6379 A bill to expedite the exploration and development of oil and gas from Federal lands, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6379 H.R. 6381 6381 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6381 H.R. 6384 6384 A bill to provide a comprehensive plan for greater American energy independence; to the Committees on Natural Resources; the Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology; Ways and Means; Agriculture; Education and Labor; Armed Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6384 H.R. 6388 6388 A bill to provide additional authorities to the Comptroller General of the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the House, 17038 H.R. 6388 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 17038 H.R. 6388 H.R. 6394 6394 A bill to amend the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to extend Federal reimbursement of emergency health services furnished to undocumented aliens, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6394 H.R. 6432 6432 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the animal drug user fee program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Debated, 17282 H.R. 6432 Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 110-804), 17383 H.R. 6432 H. Rept. 110-804 Rules suspended, PAssed House amended., 17289 H.R. 6432 Text, 17282 H.R. 6432 Title amended, 17289 H.R. 6432 H.R. 6433 6433 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a program of fees relating to generic new animal drugs; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 110-805), 17383 H.R. 6433 H. Rept. 110-805 H.R. 6434 6434 A bill to establish national standards for discharges from cruise vessels into the waters of the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6434 H.R. 6438 6438 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to lift restrictions on the availability of ccrtain enlistment, reen-listment, and student loan benefits for military technicians, when membership in a reserve component is a condition of the military technician's employment and to repeal the prohibition in title 32, United States Code, against overtime pay for National Guard technicians; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6438 H.R. 6445 6445 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from collecting certain copayments from veterans who are cata-strophically disabled; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17278 H.R. 6445 Title amended, 17279 H.R. 6445 H.R. 6453 6453 A bill to amend the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit Federal education funding for elementary or secondary schools that provide access to emergency postcoital contraception; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6453 H.R. 6456 6456 A bill to provide for extensions of certain authorities of the Department of State, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17074 H.R. 6456 Text, 17074 H.R. 6456 H.R. 6458 6458 A bill to establish a national maximum speed limit of 60 miles per hour on highways, and 65 miles per hour on portions of the National Highway System located outside of an urbanized area; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6458 H.R. 6462 6462 A bill to require the Bureau of Prisons to provide stab-resistant personal body armor to all correctional officers of the Bureau, and to require such officers to wear such armor while on duty; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6462 H.R. 6475 6475 A bill to establish the Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Pro gram; to the Committee on House Administration. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6475 H.R. 6478 6478 A bill to Improve research, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases, conditions, and injuries, to conduct a longitudinal study on aging, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6478 H.R. 6485 6485 A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide that disability determinations under such title on the basis of hearings by the Commissioner of Social Security are made on a timely basis and to require the Commissioner to establish a program for monitoring each year the number of disability determinations which are in reconsideration; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6485 H.R. 6491 6491 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to combat, deter, and punish individuals and enterprises engaged nationally and internationally in organized crime involving theft and interstate fencing of stolen retail merchandise, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6491 H.R. 6494 6494 A bill to provide veterans with individualized notice about available benefits, to streamline application processes for the benefits, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6494 H.R. 6495 6495 A bill to authorize programs and activities to support transportation and housing options that will assist American families in reducing transportation costs, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means; Financial Services; Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6495 H.R. 6496 6496 A bill to address the impending humanitarian crisis and potential security breakdown as a result of the mass influx of Iraqi refugees into neighboring countries, and the growing internally displaced population in Iraq, by increasing directed accountable assistance to these populations and their host countries, facilitating the resettlement of Iraqis at risk, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6496 H.R. 6503 6503 A bill to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6503 H.R. 6508 6508 A bill to provide an alternate procedure for the prosecution of certain criminal contempts referred for prosecution by the House of Representatives, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6508 H.R. 6512 6512 A bill to require agencies to review all major rules within 10 years after issuance, including a cost-benefit analysis using a standard government-wide methodology, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6512 H.R. 6514 6514 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that every military chaplain nas the prerogative to close a prayer outside of a religious service according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6514 H.R. 6520 6520 A bill to increase global stability and security for the United States and the international community by reducing the number of individuals who are de jure or de facto stateless and at risk of being trafficked; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6520 H.R. 6559 6559 A bill to require automobile manofacturers to ensure that not less that 80 percent of the automobiles manofactured or sold in the United States by each such manofacturer to operate on fuel mixtures containing 85 percent eth-anol, 85 percent methanol, or biodiesel; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6559 H.R. 6560 6560 A bill to establish an earned import allowance program under Public Law 109-53, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Message from the House, 17038 H.R. 6560 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Finance, 17038 H.R. 6560 H.R. 6562 6562 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, relating to presumptions of exposure for veterans who served in the vicinity of Vietnam; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6562 H.R. 6566 6566 A bill to bring down energy prices by increasing safe, domestic production, encouraging the development of alternative and renewable energy, and promoting conservation; to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce. Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Science and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6566 H.R. 6570 6570 A bill to encourage increased production of natural gas vehicles and to . provide tax incentives for natural gas vehicle infrastructure; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6570 H.R. 6575 6575 A bill to require the Archivist of the United States to promulgate regulations to prevent the over-classification of information, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported (H. Rept. 110-809), 17383 H.R. 6575 H. Rept. 110-809 H.R. 6576 6576 A bill to require the Archivist of the United States to promulgate regulations regarding the use of information control designations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported (H. Rept. 110-810), 17383 H.R. 6576 H. Rept. 110-810 Rules suspended, PAssed House amended, 17351 H.R. 6576 H.R. 6579 6579 A bill to require transfer of the 1002 Area of Alaska to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6579 H.R. 6580 6580 A bill to ensure the fair treatment of a member of the Armed Forces who is discharged from the Armed Forces, at the request of the member, pursuant to the Department of Defense policy permitting the early discharge of a member who is the only surviving child in a family in which the father or mother, or one or more siblings, served in the Armed Forces and, because of hazards incident to such service, was killed, died as a result of wounds, accident, or disease, is in a captured or missing in action status, or is permanently disabled, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the dollar limitation on contributions to funeral trusts, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs; Ways and Means; Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the House, 17038 H.R. 6580 H.R. 6587 6587 A bill to provide tax relief for the victims of severe storms, tornados, and flooding in the Midwest, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6587 H.R. 6594 6594 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001 and for other purposes; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; the Judiciary; the Budget. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6594 H.R. 6595 6595 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide middle class tax relief while closing tax loopholes, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6595 H.R. 6597 6597 A bill to require the collection of data on animal cruelty crimes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added. 17386 H.R. 6597 H.R. 6599 6599 A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009 and for other purposes. Amendments, 17387 H.R. 6599 H.R. 6601 6601 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the deduction for business use of the home and to make other changes affecting small businesses; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6601 H.R. 6604 6604 A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to bring greater transparency and accountability to commodity markets, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6604 Debated, 17266 H.R. 6604 Failed of passage under suspension of the rules, 17278 H.R. 6604 Text, 17266 H.R. 6604 H.R. 6605 6605 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for a refundable tax credit for heating fuels and to create a grant program for States to provide individuals with loans to weatherize their homes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6605 H.R. 6611 6611 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the research credit permanent, increase expensing for small businesses, reduce corporate tax rates, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6611 H.R. 6618 6618 A bill to require complete displays of the retail price of transportation fuel; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6618 H.R. 6629 6629 A bill to amend title 38. United States Code, to ensure that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous States are able to receive services in at least one full-service hospital of the Veterans Health Administration in the State or receive comparable services provided by contract in the State: to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6629 H.R. 6633 6633 A bill to evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and to ensure the protection of Social Security beneficiaries; to the Committees on the Judiciary; Education and Labor; Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 17386 H.R. 6633 Debated, 17342 H.R. 6633 Text, 17342 H.R. 6633 H.R. 6651 6651 A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to decrease the period of benefit ineligibility of certain adults during their unemployment; to the Committee on Agriculture. By Ms. VELAZQUEZ, 17383 H.R. 6651 H.R. 6652 6652 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a graduate degree loan repayment program for nurses who become nursing school faculty members; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. LATHAM (for himself, Ms. Baldwin, Mrs, CApps, Mr. McNulty, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Kind, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Gutierrez, and Mr. English of Pennsylvania), 17383 H.R. 6652 H.R. 6653 6653 A bill to provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; the Judiciary. By Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, 17383 H.R. 6653 H.R. 6654 6654 A bill to increase the recruitment and retention of school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists by low-income local educational agencies; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr. TOWNS (for himself, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Baca, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Bishop of New York, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Etheridge, Mr. Filner, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hare, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Holt, Mr. Honda, Mr, INslee, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Lee, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. McDermott, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Mclntyre, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mr. Miller of North Carolina, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Sestak, Mr. Stark, and Ms. Sutton), 17383 H.R. 6654 H.R. 6655 6655 A bill to authorize assistance for Liberia; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Mr. JACKSON of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Berman, Mr, PAyne, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Watson, Mrs, CApps, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Lee, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr, CArson, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Mr. Towns, Mr. Israel, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Watt, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Clay, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mrs. Christensen, and Ms. Edwards of Maryland), 17384 H.R. 6655 H.R. 6656 6656 A bill to provide for the joint appointment of the Architect of the Capitol by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Majority Leader of the Senate, the Minority Leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate, and the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees of Congress with jurisdiction over the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, and for other purposes; to the Committees on House Administration; Transportation and Infrastructure. By Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (for herself, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Latham, and Mr. Ehlers), 17384 H.R. 6656 H.R. 6657 6657 A bill to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to allowup to 24 months of vocational educational training to be counted as a work activity under the temporary assistance to needy families program; to the Committees on Ways and Means; Education and Labor. By Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin (for herself, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Dingell, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Farr, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hinchey, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Lee, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. McDermott, Mr. McGovern, Mr. George Miller of California, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Sires, Ms. Solis, Mr. Stark, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Waters, Ms. Watson, Mr. Waxman, and Ms. Woolsey), 17384 H.R. 6657 H.R. 6658 6658 A bill to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to enhance the Nation's disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation capabilities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. OBERSTAR (for himself, Ms. Norton, Mr. Filner, Mrs. Tauscher, Mr. Bos-well, Mr. Bishop of New York, Mr, CArnahan, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. Cohen, Mr, CArney, Ms. Mat-sui. and Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas), 17384 H.R. 6658 H.R. 6659 6659 A bill to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to provide the same treatment for covered bonds as for other qualified financial contracts to which a depository institution is a party when such institution is in receivership or conservatorship, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. By Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey. 17384 H.R. 6659 H.R. 6660 6660 A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Labor from issuing, administering, or enforcing any rule, regulation, or requirement derived from the proposal submitted to the Office of Management and Budget entitled "Requirements for DOL Agencies' Assessment of Occupational Health Risks" (RIN:1290-AA23); to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California (for himself, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Hare, Mr, PAyne, Mr. Bishop of New York, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Holt, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Sarbanes, and Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California), 17384 H.R. 6660 H.R. 6661 6661 A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish an award program to honor achievements in nanotechnology, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Science and Technology; Energy and Commerce. By Mr. LIPINSKI (for himself and Mr. Akin), 17384 H.R. 6661 H.R. 6662 6662 A bill to require the Department of Defense to grant access to accredited members of the media at military commemoration ceremonies and memorial services for members of the Armed Forces who have died on active duty and when the remains of members of the Armed Forces arrive at military installations in the United States; to the Committee on Armed Services. By Mr. JONES of North Carolina (for himself, Mr, PAul, Mr. Gilchrest, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Poe, and Ms. Shea-Porter), 17384 H.R. 6662 H.R. 6663 6663 A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide additional clarification with regard to the implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Financial Services; the Judiciary. By Mr. SESSIONS (for himself, Mr. Berry, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, and Mr. Delahunt), 17384 H.R. 6663 H.R. 6664 6664 A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to impose limitations on the transfer of firearms by a person who has received official notice of the revocation of the Federal firearms dealer license of the person, or of the denial of the application of the person to renew such a license; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. KIRK (for himself and Mrs. McCarthy of New York), 17384 H.R. 6664 H.R. 6665 6665 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against income tax for individuals who care for certain dependents with long-term care needs; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. BARRETT of South Carolina, 17384 H.R. 6665 H.R. 6666 6666 A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act. and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mrs. BLACKBURN (for herself, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Doolittle. Mr. Herger. Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Kingston, and Ms. Fallin). 17384 H.R. 6666 H.R. 6667 6667 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a deduction for the cost of fuel used for commuting to and from work whether or not the taxpayer itemizes other deductions; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr, CAMPBELL of California (for himself, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. Pence, Mr. Feeney, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mr. Chabot, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. David Davis of Tennessee, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Kuhl of New York, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mr. Goode, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mrs. Musgrave, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Latta, Mr. Poe, Mrs. Blackburn, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. McHenry, and Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California), 17384 H.R. 6667 H.R. 6668 6668 A bill to establish the Centennial Historic District in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. FATTAH, 17384 H.R. 6668 H.R. 6669 6669 A bill to provide that claims of the United States to certain documents relating to Franklin Delano Roosevelt shall be treated as waived and relinquished in certain circumstances; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mrs. GILLIBRAND, 17384 H.R. 6669 H.R. 6670 6670 A bill to open areas of the Outer Continental Shelf to oil and gas leasing, to direct the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to utilize its authority to curb immediately the role of excessive speculation in energy markets, to require sales of light grade petroleum from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and acquisitions of equivalent volumes of heavy grade petroleum, and for other purposes; to the Committees on Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure; Education and Labor; Agriculture. By Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas (for himself, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. Davis of Alabama, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Lampson, Mr. Boren, Mr. Costa, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr, CAzayoux, Mr. Foster, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Melancon, and Mr. Childers), 17384 H.R. 6670 H.R. 6671 6671 A bill to reauthorize the Select Agent Program by amending the Public Health Service Act and the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 and to improve oversight of high containment laboratories; to the Committees on Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; the Judiciary. By Ms. HARMAN (for herself and Mr. Rogers of Michigan), 17385 H.R. 6671 H.R. 6672 6672 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exception to the reduction of renewable energy credit for certain authority under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Ms. HERSETH SANDLIN (for herself and Mr. Fortenberry). 17385 H.R. 6672 H.R. 6673 6673 A bill to amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to authorize noncompetitive leasing of certain areas adjoining other lands for which a qualified company or individual holds a preexisting legal right to develop geothermal resources, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr, INSLEE (for himself and Mr. Simpson), 17385 H.R. 6673 H.R. 6674 6674 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for building homeless shelters in areas warranting assistance due to incidents of national significance; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. JEFFERSON, 17385 H.R. 6674 H.R. 6675 6675 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail and at risk individuals; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. LATTA, 17385 H.R. 6675 H.R. 6676 6676 A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require background checks for employees authorized to possess or transfer firearms or ammunition in the course of a licensed firearms business; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York (for herself, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Shays, Mr. Rangel, Mr.Castle, Mr. Rothman, and Mr. Kennedy), 17385 H.R. 6676 H.R. 6677 6677 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an inflation adjustment of the base amounts used to determine the amount of Social Security benefits included in gross income; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. PLATTS, 17385 H.R. 6677 H.R. 6678 6678 A bill to establish the Northern Plains National Heritage Area in the State of North Dakota; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. POMEROY, 17385 H.R. 6678 H.R. 6679 6679 A bill to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 to provide for reimbursement for costs incurred by the non-Federal interest in the flood control project in San Antonio, Texas, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. RODRIGUEZ (for himself, Mr. Gonzalez, and Mr. Smith of Texas), 17385 H.R. 6679 H.R. 6680 6680 A bill to permit the use of Federal funds for syringe exchange programs for purposes of reducing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, including HIV and viral hepatitis; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. SERRANO (for himself, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Farr, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Honda, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Lee, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr, PAstor, Mr, PAul, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Ms. Roybal-Al-lard, Mr. Towns, Mr. Waxman, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, and Ms. Woolsey), 17385 H.R. 6680 H.R. 6681 6681 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 300 Vine Street in New Lenox, Illinois, as the "Jacob M. Lowell Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. WELLER (for himself, Mr. Emanuel, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Foster, Mr. Hare, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Costello, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. Rush, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Johnson of Illinois, Mr. LaHood, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Bean, Mr. Gutierrez, and Mrs. Biggert), 17385 H.R. 6681 H.R. 6682 6682 A bill to allow the State of Alaska to fulfill a portion of its remaining Statehood land entitlement by selecting certain lands from within the Tongass National Forest and for those lands to be managed and operated by the Department of Natural Resources of the State as State Timber Management Areas and for other purposes under the laws of the State, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, 17385 H.R. 6682 H.R. 6683 6683 A bill to clarify the provisions of the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, 17385 H.R. 6683 S. Res. 551 551 A resolution celebrating 75 years of successful State-based alcohol regulation; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. Res. 551 S. Res. 580 580 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. Res. 580 S. Res. 618 618 A resolution recognizing the tenth anniversary of the bombings of the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and memorializing the citizens of the United States, Kenya, and Tanzania whose lives were claimed as a result of the al Qaeda led terrorist attacks; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Text, 17044 S. Res. 618 S. Res. 624 624 A resolution designating August 2008 as "National Truancy Prevention Month"; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. Res. 624 S. Res. 625 625 A resolution designating August 16,2006 as National Airborne Day; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. Res. 625 S. Res. 627 627 A resolution welcoming home Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves, three citizens of the United States who were held hostage for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after their plane crashed on February 13, 2003; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. Res. 627 S. Res. 630 630 A resolution recognizing the importance of connecting foster youth to the workforce through internship programs, and encouraging employers to increase employment of former foster youth; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. Res. 630 S. Res. 632 632 A resolution calling on the Governments of the People's Republic of China and the international community to use the upcoming Olympic Games as an opportunity to push for the parties to the conflicts in Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic to cease hostilities and revive efforts toward a peaceful resolution of their national and regional conflicts; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. By Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Lieberman, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr, CArdin, Ms. Landrieu, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Brownback, and Mr. Johnson), 17043 S. Res. 632 Text, 17052 S. Res. 632 S. Res. 633 633 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the deterioration of respect for privacy and human rights in the People's Republic of China before the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. By Mr. BROWNBACK (for himself and Mr. Bunning), 17043 S. Res. 633 Text, 17053 S. Res. 633 S. Res. 634 634 A resolution recognizing July 30, 2008 as the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the resolution establishing the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. By Mr, CASEY (for himself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Lincoln, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Roberts, Mrs. Dole, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Smith, Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Clinton, and Mr. Fein-gold), 17043 S. Res. 634 Text, 17054 S. Res. 634 S. Res. 635 635 A resolution making minority party appointments for the 110th Congress. Agreed to in the Senate, 17061 S. Res. 635 By Mr. McCONNELL, 17043 S. Res. 635 Text, 17054 17061 S. Res. 635 S. 400 400 A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that dependent students who takea medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 400 S. 1075 1075 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Ad to expand access to contraceptive services for women and men under the Medicaid program, help low income women and couples prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce abortion, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 1075 S. 1376 1376 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and expand the drug discount program under section 340B of such Act to improve the provision of discounts on drug purchases for certain safety net provides; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 1376 S. 1588 1588 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage for treatment of a minor child's congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to trauma, infection, tumor, or disease; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 1588 S. 1603 1603 A bill to authorize Congress to award a gold medal to Jerry Lewis, in recognition of his outstanding service to the Nation; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 1603 S. 1870 1870 A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the United States over waters of the United States; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 1870 S. 2035 2035 A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Consideration of motion to proceed to consideration, 16970 16983 S. 2035 S. 2367 2367 A bill to provide for the issuance of bonds to provide funding for the construction of schools of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 2367 S. 2369 2369 A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide that certain tax planning inventions are not patentable, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 2369 S. 2617 2617 A bill to increase, effective as of December 1, 2008 the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Amendments, 17058 S. 2617 Passed Senate amended, 17058 S. 2617 S. 2681 2681 A bill to require the issuance of medals to recognize the dedication and valor of Native American code talkers; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 2681 S. 2719 2719 A bill to provide that Executive Order 13166 shall have no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 2719 S. 2766 2766 A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to address certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of a recreational vessel; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Approved [Public Law 110-288] (signed July 29, 2008), 17387 S. 2766 S. 2776 2776 A bill to provide duty-free treatment for certain goods from designated Reconstruction Opportunity Zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 2776 S. 2836 2836 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to include service after September 11, 2001 as service qualifying for the determination of a reduced eligibility age for receipt of non-regular service retired pay; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 2836 S. 2932 2932 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program to provide assistance for poison prevention, sustain the funding of poison centers, and enhance the public health of people of the United States; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 2932 S. 3001 3001 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; from the Committee on Armed Services. Consideration of motion to proceed to consideration, 17021 S. 3001 S. 3038 3038 A bill to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to extend the adoption incentives program, to authorize States to establish a relative guardianship program, to promote the adoption of children with special needs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 3038 S. 3080 3080 A bill to ensure parity between the temporary duty imposed on ethanol and tax credits provided on ethanol; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 3080 S. 3127 3127 A bill to reauthorize the Select Agent Program by amending the Public Health Service Act and the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 and to Improve oversight of high containment laboratories; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 3127 S. 3164 3164 A bill to amend tile XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce fraud under the Medicare Program; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 3164 S. 3186 3186 A bill to provide funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Amendments, 17055 S. 3186 S. 3198 3198 A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, with respect to the navigation of submersible or semi-submersible vessels without nationality; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Cosponsors added, 17043 S. 3198 S. 3199 3199 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain shipping from the harbor maintenance tax; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3199 S. 3217 3217 A bill to provide appropriate protection to attorney-client privileged communications and attorney work product; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3217 S. 3241 3241 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1717 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce, Florida,, as the "CeeCee Ross Lyles Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported (no written report), 17042 S. 3241 S. 3242 3242 A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on digital-to-analog converter boxes, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3242 S. 3251 3251 A bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act and the Trade Act of 1974 to authorize advance payments under the supplemental revenue assistance program; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3251 S. 3263 3263 A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to promote an enhanced strategic partnership with Pakistan and its people, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3263 S. 3299 3299 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the demonstration project on adjustable rate mortgages and the demonstration project on hybrid adjustable rate mortgages; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3299 S. 3322 3322 A bill to provide tax relief for the victims of severe storms, tornados, and flooding in the Midwest, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Amendments, 17054 S. 3322 S. 3323 3323 A bill to provide weatherization and home heating assistance to low income households, and to provide a heating oil tax credit for middle income households; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3323 S. 3329 3329 A bill to amend the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to expand the category of individuals eligible for compensation, to improve the procedures for providing compensation, and to improve transparency, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3329 S. 3331 3331 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that the payment of the manufacturers' excise tax on recreational equipment be paid quarterly; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3331 S. 3335 3335 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes. Amendments, 17055 S. 3335 Consideration of motion to proceed to consideration, 16982 S. 3335 S. 3337 3337 A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out conservation reserve program notice CRP-598, entitled "Voluntary Modification of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Contract for Critical Feed Use"; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Cosponsors added, 17044 S. 3337 S. 3348 3348 A bill to provide for the investigation of certain unsolved civil rights crimes, and for other purposes. Placed on the calendar, 17038 S. 3348 Read the second time, 17038 17061 S. 3348 S. 3352 3352 A bill to temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Examined and signed in the House, 17381 S. 3352 Examined and signed in the Senate, 17038 S. 3352 Message from the House, 17038 S. 3352 Presented to the President (July 30, 2008), 17038 S. 3352 Rules suspended. Passed House, 17092 S. 3352 Text, 17092 S. 3352 S. 3363 3363 A bill to expedite the transfer of ownership of rural multifamily housing projects with loans made or insured under section 515 of the Housing Act of 1949 so that such projects are rehabilitated and preserved for use for affordable housing; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. By Mr. TESTER, 17042 S. 3363 S. 3364 3364 A bill to increase the recruitment and retention of school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists by low-income local educational agencies; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. By Mrs. LINCOLN (for herself, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Menendez, and Mr. Cochran), 17042 S. 3364 S. 3365 3365 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a nonrefundable tax credit for long-term care insurance premiums; to the Committee on Finance. By Mr. VITTER, 17042 S. 3365 S. 3366 3366 A bill to protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife, and their natural habitats at national wildlife refuges through cooperative, incentive-based grants to control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative plant species, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. By Mr. NELSON of Florida (for himself, Ms. Stabenow, Ms. Collins, Mr, CArdin, and Mr. Martinez), 17042 S. 3366 Text, 17045 S. 3366 S. 3367 3367 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to revise the timeframe for recognition of certain designations in certifying rural health clinics under the Medicare Program; to the Committee on Finance. By Mr. SMITH (for himself, Mr. Wyden, Mr, INouye, Mr. Tester, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Barrasso, and Mr. Cochran). 17042 S. 3367 Text, 17048 S. 3367 S. 3368 3368 A bill to promote industry growth and competitiveness and to improve worker training, retention, and advancement, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. By Mr. BROWN (for himself and Ms.Snowe), 17042 S. 3368 Text, 17049 S. 3368 S. 3369 3369 A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for relief to surviving spouses and children, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. NELSON of Florida (for himself, Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Durbin. 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