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Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, ISSN 0167-2681, 04/2018, Volume 148, pp. 301 - 314
This study examines how career considerations influence risky decisions in the labor market for college football head coaches. We use historical data to... 
Fourth down | Firing | Promotion | Herding | Football | Loss aversion | ECONOMICS | Decision-making | Football (College) | Business schools | Labor market | Football teams | Aerospace industry
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by Seo, W
JOURNAL OF REAL ESTATE RESEARCH, ISSN 0896-5803, 01/2018, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp. 69 - 87
The purpose of this study is to investigate the discount impact of the neighborhood condition on the difference between house list and final selling prices. 1... 
BUSINESS, FINANCE | ECONOMICS | FORECLOSURES | CRIME | Real estate financing | Vacancies | Houses | Neighborhoods | Property values | Graffiti | Foreclosure | Perceptions | Discounts | Research | Variables | Sales | Housing prices | Multiple listing services | Vandalism
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Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, ISSN 0917-0553, 11/2016, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp. 182 - 201
In the housing market, the advertised list price significantly influences the final sale price and the duration a property spends on the market. With the... 
Housing | Dwellings | Studies | Vacancies | Cities | Property | Real estate | Housing prices
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Journal of Materials Chemistry. A, Materials for Energy and Sustainability, ISSN 2050-7488, 01/2019, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp. 3216 - 3227
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VETERINARY RECORD, ISSN 0042-4900, 09/2008, Volume 163, Issue 12, pp. 346 - 346
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Notes, ISSN 0027-4380, 9/2012, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp. 44 - 58
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2003, ISBN 158906223X, xiv, 315
Aging populations. Weather shocks. Scarce water. Globalization. Security threats. Policymakers today confront a number of developments that threaten to burden... 
Aging | Economic aspects | Fiscal policy | Climatic changes | Savings | Vacancy Lists | Pensioners | Public Finance | Fiscal Management | Social Safety Nets | Saf Arrangement Texts | Savings Promotion
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Daily Commercial News, ISSN 2290-6991, 05/2019, Volume 92, Issue 103, pp. 1 - 2
The number of lease transactions among GTA technology tenants in 2018 jumped 203 per cent from the previous year, bringing the total of tech-occupied space in... 
Office space | Startups | Vacancies | High tech industries | Commercial real estate | Tenants | Inventory
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12/2008
Getting investment flowing again is the most immediate concern, industry executives say, and they have a number of suggestions. 
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Community development | School lunches | Congressional committees | Military aid | Pollution control | Department of Transportation | Judiciary. House | Students | Arvada, Colo | Illiteracy | Wildlife conservation | Tariffs | Judicial process | Ellsworth, Maine | Foster care | Coram, NY State | Department of Housing & Urban Development--HUD | Environmental Protection Agency--EPA | Humanitarian aid | Firefighters | Individuals with disabilities | Prisons | Energy conservation | Buffalo, NY State | Fish | Fishing industry | Agriculture | Chicago, Ill | Contracts | Chambers of commerce | Rules. House | Bartow County, Ga | Federal Housing Finance Agency | Aeronautics | Public buildings | Developing countries-LDCs | Edmond, Okla | Flags | Pensions | Presidential communications and messages | Cuba | Federal budget | Ford, Gerald R. (1974 Bills and resolutions relative to Tribute (see H. Res. 409), 11878 FOREIGN AID Foreign assistance Remarks in House Appropriations: make assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan conditional, 11734 Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Foreign relations Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: transmit copy of intelligence assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism--Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" (see H. Res. 404), 11877 Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child marriage (see S. 987), 11715 Internet: prevent transformation into a tool of censorship and surveillance, promote freedom of expression, and restore confidence in the integrity of U.S. businesses (see H.R. 2271), 11876 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Homeland Security: impact of visa application process on transnational academic collaboration, 11709 Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child marriage (S. 987), 11718 Georgia (country): condemn statements and actions of Russia that undermine territorial integrity, 11697 Texts of S. 987, International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act, 11718-11719 FOREIGN POLICY Foreign relations Bills and resolutions Cuba: lift trade embargo (see H.R. 188), 11876 Dept. of Homeland Security: transmit copy of intelligence assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism--Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" (see H. Res. 404), 11877 Middle East: direct the President to transmit a report to Congress on anti-American incitement to violence (see H.R. 2278), 11876 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Dept. of Defense: funding, 11854 Foreign aid: make assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan conditional, 11734 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: human rights violations, 11733 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 FOREIGN SERVICE Diplomatic and consular service Remarks in Senate Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed en bloc, 11729 FOREIGN TRADE Foreign trade Trade regulation Bills and resolutions Cuba: lift trade embargo (see H.R. 188), 11876 Embargoes and boycotts Health: include a Public Health Advisory Committee on Trade in the trade advisory committee system and require public health organizations to be included in relevant sectoral or functional advisory committees (see H.R. 2293), 11877 FRAUD ENFORCEMENT AND RECOVERY ACT (FERA) Remarks in House Enact (S. 386), 11829-11839 FBI: authorize additional appropriations to enhance ability to stop mortgage fraud, 11833 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 386), 11665 Texts of S. 386, provisions, 11829-11833 FREDDIE MAC (GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ENTERPRISE) Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Remarks in House Housing: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 FREEDOM OF SPEECH Freedom of speech Bills and resolutions Internet: prevent transformation into a tool of censorship and surveillance, promote freedom of expression, and restore confidence in the integrity of U.S. businesses (see H.R. 2271), 11876 FREEDOM OF THE PRESS Freedom of the press Bills and resolutions Internet: prevent transformation into a tool of censorship and surveillance, promote freedom of expression, and restore confidence in the integrity of U.S. businesses (see H.R. 2271). 11876 GAMBLING Gambling Bills and resolutions Government regulations: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Government regulations: provide for Dept. of the Treasury licensing of Internet gambling, consumer protections, and enforcement of the tax code (see H.R. 2267), 11876 Taxation: regulate and tax Internet gambling (see H.R. 2268), 11876 GARDEN CITY, MI Garden City, Mich. Remarks in House Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc.: anniversary, 11889 GEORGIA (COUNTRY) Georgia Remarks in Senate Civil wars: condemn statements and actions of Russia that undermine territorial integrity, 11697 GEORGIA (STATE) Georgia Remarks in House Bartow County, GA: anniversary of DAR Etowah chapter, 11736 GIRAUD, MATT Remarks in Senate Tribute, 11713 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Government Accountability Office Lists GAO audit authority covering FRS Board of Governors emergency actions involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11663 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Defense: require GAO review of waivers of the requirement for competitive prototypes based on excessive cost, 11704 FRS: grant authority to audit Board of Governors activities involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11662 11663 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS Administrative law and procedure Government and business Amendments Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11656 Financial regulation Housing regulation Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11699 11702 11703 11707 11726 11727 11728 Government contracts and procurement Bills and resolutions Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (see H. Res. 400), 11876 Financial regulation Housing regulation Licenses EPA: waive lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements for renewable fuel production (see S. 943), 11877 Energy regulation Environmental regulation English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. laws (see S. 991), 11715 Housing regulation Gambling: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Telecommunication regulation Gambling: provide for Dept. of the Treasury licensing of Internet gambling, consumer protections, and enforcement of the tax code (see H.R. 2267), 11876 Licenses Telecommunication regulation Public utilities: promote energy independence, increase competition, democratize energy generation, and provide for the connection of certain small electric energy generation systems (see S. 989), 11715 Energy regulation Taxation: regulate and tax Internet gambling (see H.R. 2268), 11876 Telecommunication regulation Cloture motions Credit: provide for enhanced disclosure under an open end credit plan (H.R. 627), motion to proceed, 11729 Financial regulation E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Energy regulation Telecommunication regulation Letters Charles McMillan, National Association of REALTORS, 11749 John A. Courson and David G. Kittle, Mortgage Bankers Association, 11741 Financial regulation Housing regulation Require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party: several consumer organizations, 11655 Financial regulation Housing regulation Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: Joseph E. Robert, Jr., and Charles G. Boyd, Business Executives for National Security (organization), 11695 Financial regulation Government contracts and procurement Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: several organizations, 11694 Government contracts and procurement Lists GAO audit authority covering FRS Board of Governors emergency actions involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11663 Financial regulation Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Financial regulation Motions Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11660 11663 Financial regulation Housing regulation Remarks in House Congressional Commission on Financial Accountability and Preparedness: establish (H.R. 2111), 11835 Financial regulation Contracts: enact certain laws relative to public contracts (H.R. 1107), 11767-11826 Government contracts and procurement Credit: provide for enhanced disclosure under an open end credit plan (H.R. 627), 11885 Financial regulation Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), 11733 11735 11741-11753 11834 Financial regulation Housing regulation Licenses Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (H. Res. 400), 11736-11741 Financial regulation Housing regulation Licenses Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11829-11839 Financial regulation Housing regulation EPA: release of endangerment findings on greenhouse gases and proposed regulation under the Clean Air Act, 11734 Energy regulation Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Financial regulation Housing: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 Housing regulation Truth in Lending Act: establish requirements for providing negatively amortizing mortgage loans to first-time borrowers, 11747 Financial regulation Housing regulation Remarks in Senate Contracts: reduce Government involvement in prime contractor "make-buy" decisions, 11706 Government contracts and procurement Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11654-11687 Financial regulation Housing regulation Credit: provide for enhanced disclosure under an open end credit plan (H.R. 627), motion to proceed, 11729 Financial regulation Credit: require mortgage service companies to issue warnings to homeowners about mortgage foreclosure scams, 11663 Financial regulation Housing regulation Dept. of Defense: clarify conflict of interest exceptions applicable to contracts for systems engineering and technical assistance functions, 11705 11706 Government contracts and procurement Dept. of Defense: eliminate duplication of forces and equipment, 11700 Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454) 11687-11709 Government contracts and procurement Dept. of Defense: require GAO review of waivers of the requirement for competitive prototypes based on excessive cost, 11704 Dept. of Defense: require report on cost growth matters following termination of a major defense acquisition program, 11703 Government contracts and procurement Dept. of Defense: require the application of uniform earned value management standards to measure contract performance and ensure contractors use approved earned value management systems, 11699 Government contracts and procurement Dept. of Defense: specify certain inputs to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council from combatant commands, 11704 Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11665 Financial regulation Housing regulation Dept. of the Treasury: collaborate with Dept. of HUD to develop program to address rising defaults and foreclosures in multifamily properties, 11660 Housing regulation Dept. of the Treasury: remove requirement to liquidate warrants if Troubled Asset Relief Program funds are returned by financial institutions, 11654 Financial regulation English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. laws (S. 991), 11723 Housing regulation GAO: grant authority to audit FRS Board of Governors activities involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11662 11663 Financial regulation Housing: require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party, 11654 Financial regulation Housing regulation Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 406) (H. Rept. 111-98), 11876 Financial regulation Housing regulation H. Rept. 111-98 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 GAO report on major weapons programs, 11695 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of H. Res. 400, consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11736 Financial regulation Housing regulation H.R. 1107, enact certain laws relative to public contracts, 11767-11826 Government contracts and procurement S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 Financial regulation S. 454, Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11687-11691 Government contracts and procurement S. 896, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, 11667-11687 S. 991, English Language Unity Act, 11724 GOVERNMENT--U.S. Government Amendments Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11699 11702 11703 11707 11726 11727 11728 Bills and resolutions English language: declare as national language of U.S. (see S. 992), 11715 Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: Joseph E. Robert, Jr., and Charles G. Boyd, Business Executives for National Security (organization), 11695 Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: several organizations, 11694 Lists Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Remarks in House Appropriations: require use of competitive procedures to award contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, 11848 Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Housing: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 11657 Contracts: reduce Government involvement in prime contractor "make-buy" decisions, 11706 Dept. of Defense: clarify conflict of interest exceptions applicable to contracts for systems engineering and technical assistance functions, 11705 11706 Dept. of Defense: eliminate duplication of forces and equipment, 11700 Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11687-11709 Dept. of Defense: require GAO review of waivers of the requirement for competitive prototypes based on excessive cost, 11704 Dept. of Defense: require report on cost growth matters following termination of a major defense acquisition program, 11703 Dept. of Defense: require the application of uniform earned value management standards to measure contract performance and ensure contractors use approved earned value management systems, 11699 Dept. of Defense: specify certain inputs to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council from combatant commands, 11704 Dept. of HUD: HOPE for Homeowners loan program eligibility requirements, 11661 English language: declare as national language of U.S. (S. 992), 11724 Public lands: establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property, 11660 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 GAO report on major weapons programs, 11695 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of S. 454, Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11687-11691 S. 992, National Language Act, 11724 HARRIS, SANDRA L. Remarks in House Tribute, 11882 HAWAII Hawaii Remarks in House Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of Emancipation Hall for event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha (H. Con. Res. 80), 11765-11767 Texts of H. Con. Res. 80, use of Capitol Building Emancipation Hall for event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha, 11765 HEALTH Medical economics Medical regulation Medicine Bills and resolutions Diseases: provide for arthritis research and public health (see S. 984), 11715 Arthritis Public health Diseases: support research and public awareness activities relative to inflammatory bowel disease (see S. 981), 11876 Digestive diseases Foreign trade: include a Public Health Advisory Committee on Trade in the trade advisory committee system and require public health organizations to be included in relevant sectoral or functional advisory committees (see H.R. 2293), 11877 Public health Health care facilities: establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals (see S. 1031), 11876 Hospitals and nursing homes Nurses and nursing Patients and patient relations Insurance: require coverage of preventive care for children (see H.R. 2292), 11877 Health insurance Pediatrics Preventive medicine Medicare: eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests (see H.R. 2291), 11877 Cancer Mammography Medicare Medicare: eliminate disparities in breast cancer treatment through development of a uniform set of treatment performance measures for a quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system (see H.R. 2279), 11877 Cancer Medicare Women's health National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 407), 11877 Allergies Asthma National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (see S. Res. 133), 11715 National School Lunch Act: expand access to healthy afterschool meals for school children in working families (see S. 990), 11715 Nutrition Pediatrics National Women's Health Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 144), 11877 Women's health National objectives: establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and prevent obesity and eating disorders (see S. 1503), 11876 Eating disorders Nutrition Obesity Preventive medicine Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (see S. 988), 11715 Remarks in House Consumers Union: opinion poll results relative to national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11733 Health insurance Dept. of HHS: improve residential treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women and programs to reduce substance abuse among nonviolent offenders (H.R. 439), 11735 Alcohol abuse and treatment Drug abuse and treatment Gynecology and obstetrics Pregnancy Women's health Disasters: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 Public health Johnson, Steven P.: American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 Hospitals and nursing homes Medicaid: increase price transparency of hospital information and provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs (H.R. 2249), 11863 Hospitals and nursing homes Medicaid National objectives: policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 Health insurance Tucson, AZ: tribute to El Rio Community Health Center nursing staff, 11880 Community health services Nurses and nursing Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: tribute to 'Witness to Hunger' exhibit, 11652 Children and youth: support health, nutrition, and education programs, 11652 Nutrition Pediatrics Diseases: provide for arthritis research and public health (S. 984), 11717 Arthritis Public health National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (S. Res. 133), 11730 National objectives: policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11707 Health insurance Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (S. 988), 11719 Summaries SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act (S. 988), 11723 Texts of S. 988, SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act, 11720-11722 S. Res. 133, National Physical Education and Sport Week, 11725 11730 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES Health facilities administration Health facilities and services Bills and resolutions Health care professionals: establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals (see S. 1031), 11876 Remarks in House Colville, WA: Health: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 Colville, WA: Johnson, Steven P.: American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 Colville, WA: Medicaid: increase price transparency of hospital information and provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs (H.R. 2249), 11863 Colville, WA: Miami, FL: dedication of Bruce W. Carter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 11886 Colville, WA: Tucson, AZ: tribute to El Rio Community Health Center nursing staff, 11880 HEALTH CARE PRICE TRANSPARENCY PROMOTION ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 2249), 11863 HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Medical personnel Bills and resolutions Health care facilities: establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals (see S. 1031), 11876 Health: establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and prevent obesity and eating disorders (see S. 1503), 11876 Remarks in House Johnson, Steven P.: American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 Tucson, AZ: tribute to El Rio Community Health Center nursing staff, 11880 HELPING FAMILIES SAVE THEIR HOMES ACT Amendments Enact (S. 896), 11656 Letters Require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party: several consumer organizations, 11655 Lists GAO audit authority covering FRS Board of Governors emergency actions involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11663 Motions Enact (S. 896), 11660 11663 Remarks in Senate Bankruptcy: amend laws relative to modification of certain mortgages on principal residences, 11657 Credit: require mortgage service companies to issue warnings to homeowners about mortgage foreclosure scams, 11663 Dept. of HUD: HOPE for Homeowners loan program eligibility requirements, 11661 Dept. of the Treasury: collaborate with Dept. of HUD to develop program to address rising defaults and foreclosures in multifamily properties, 11660 Dept. of the Treasury: remove requirement to liquidate warrants if Troubled Asset Relief Program funds are returned by financial institutions, 11654 Enact (S. 896), 11654-11687 GAO: grant authority to audit FRS Board of Governors activities involving Troubled Asset Relief Program, 11662 11663 Homeless Assistance Act: clarify definition of homeless, 11664 11666 Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 Housing: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11655 Housing: require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party, 11654 Neighborhood Stabilization Program: provide foreclosure prevention assistance to families threatened with foreclosure and permit Statewide funding competition in minimum allocation States, 11655 Public lands: establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property, 11660 Texts of S. 896, provisions, 11667-11687 HENRY, CRAY Remarks in House Partnership for Public Service (organization): Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal nominee, 11888 HISTORY History Remarks in House America's Spiritual Heritage Week: designate (H. Res. 397), 11845 Bartow County, GA: anniversary of DAR Etowah chapter, 11736 Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of Emancipation Hall for event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha (H. Con. Res. 80), 11765-11767 Texts of H. Con. Res. 80, use of Capitol Building Emancipation Hall for event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha, 11765 HOGLE, TRAVIS Remarks in House Boy Scouts: Eagle Scout Award recipient, 11888 HOMELESS Homelessness Remarks in Senate Homeless Assistance Act: clarify definition of homeless, 11664 11666 Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT Remarks in Senate Homeless: clarify definition, 11664 11666 Reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES House of Representatives Articles and editorials Jack Kemp, My Teacher 11758 My Friend Jack Kemp, 11757 Probe Yourselves, 11836 Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: transmit copy of intelligence assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism--Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" (see H. Res. 404), 11877 Ford, Gerald R.: tribute (see H. Res. 409), 11878 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 11733 Prayers Coughlin, Daniel P., 11733 Remarks in House Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 Contracts: enact certain laws relative to public contracts (H.R. 1107), 11767-11826 Kemp, Jack F.: tribute (H. Res. 401), 11755-11765 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 11880 Votes, position on missed: Pascrell, 11881 Texts of H. Res. 401, tribute to Jack F. Kemp, 11755 H.R. 1107, enact certain laws relative to public contracts, 11767-11826 Tributes Frank, Representative, 11861 HOUSING Housing Housing regulation Addresses Community Reinvestment Act Impact on Housing Industry: Marc H. Mortal, National Urban League, 11862 Urban development Amendments Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11656 Mortgages Bills and resolutions Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (see H. Res. 400), 11876 Mortgages Investments: establish and provide for treatment of individual development accounts (see H.R. 1234), 11876 Taxation: establish and provide for the treatment of Individual Development Accounts (see S. 985), 11715 Letters Charles McMillan, National Association of REALTORS, 11749 Community Reinvestment Act impact on housing industry: Ben Bernanke, FRS, 11862 John A. Courson and David G. Kittle, Mortgage Bankers Association, 11741 Mortgages Require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party: several consumer organizations, 11655 Mortgages Lists Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Housing costs and financing Motions Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11660 11663 Mortgages Remarks in House Chicago Community Loan Fund (organization): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Mac-Arthur Award for Creative Effective Institutions recipient, 11884 Housing costs and financing Community Reinvestment Act: impact, 11856-11863 Conservation of energy: impact of energy-efficient weatherization technologies and appliances in buildings, 11734 Credit: protect homebuyers from predatory mortgage lending practices, 11856-11863 Home ownership Mortgages Credit: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11746 Housing costs and financing Mortgages Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), 11733 11735 11741-11753 11834 Mortgages Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (H. Res. 400), 11736-11741 Mortgages Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11829-11839 Mortgages Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Housing costs and financing FBI: authorize additional appropriations to enhance ability to stop mortgage fraud, 11833 Mortgages Government regulations: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 NeighborWorks America (organization): provide funding for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities, 11751 Mortgages Truth in Lending Act: establish requirements for providing negatively amortizing mortgage loans to first-time borrowers, 11747 Mortgages Walden, Sharon: West Virginia Affordable Housing Hall of Fame inductee, 11885 Housing costs and financing Remarks in Senate Bankruptcy: amend laws relative to modification of certain mortgages on principal residences, 11657 Mortgages Consumers: protect from certain practices in connection with the origination of consumer credit transactions secured by the consumer's principal dwelling (S. 863), 11663 Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11654-11687 Mortgages Credit: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11655 Housing costs and financing Mortgages Credit: require mortgage service companies to issue warnings to homeowners about mortgage foreclosure scams, 11663 Home ownership Mortgages Dept. of HUD: HOPE for Homeowners loan program eligibility requirements, 11661 Home ownership Housing costs and financing Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11665 Mortgages Dept. of the Treasury: remove requirement to liquidate warrants if Troubled Asset Relief Program funds are returned by financial institutions, 11654 Housing costs and financing Financial institutions: require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party, 11654 Mortgages Homeless Assistance Act: clarify definition of homeless, 11664 11666 Low-income housing Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 Low-income housing Neighborhood Stabilization Program: provide foreclosure prevention assistance to families threatened with foreclosure and permit Statewide funding competition in minimum allocation States, 11655 Mortgages Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 406) (H. Rept. 111-98), 11876 Mortgages H. Rept. 111-98 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of H. Res. 400, consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11736 Mortgages S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 S. 896, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, 11667-11687 HUMAN RIGHTS Human rights Remarks in House Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: human rights violations, 11733 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Law enforcement: recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions (H. Res. 14), 11826-11829 11834 Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Justice: impact of closing detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 Texts of H. Res. 14, recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions, 11826 HUNGER Hunger and malnutrition Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: tribute to 'Witness to Hunger' exhibit, 11652 HURRICANES Hurricanes Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission (see H.R. 2269), 11876 Remarks in House Health: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 IDAHO Idaho E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 IEEE (ORGANIZATION) Bills and resolutions 'IEEE Engineering the Future' Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 413), 11878 ILITCH, MICHAEL AND MARIAN Remarks in House Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc.: anniversary, 11889 ILLINOIS Illinois Tributes Durbin, Senator, 11658 IMMIGRATION Immigration Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see H.R. 2282), 11877 English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. laws (see S. 991), 11715 Social Security: exclude from creditable wages income earned by aliens for services illegally performed in the U.S. or derived from an illegal trade or business (see H.R. 2287), 11877 Remarks in House Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, 11883 Employment: extend the E-verify program for employment eligibility verification, 11735 Human rights: recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions (H. Res. 14), 11826-11829 11834 Law enforcement: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 Remarks in Senate English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. laws (S. 991), 11723 Travel and tourism: establish a nonprofit corporation to communicate U.S. entry policies and otherwise promote leisure, business, and scholarly travel to the U.S. (S. 1023), 11650-11892 Texts of H. Res. 14, recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions, 11826 S. 991, English Language Unity Act, 11724 IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT Bills and resolutions Dept. of Justice: reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see H.R. 2282), 11877 Remarks in House Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 INCOME Business income Dvidends and interest income Household income Personal and family income Wages and salaries Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a compensation fund to make payments to qualified World War II veterans on the basis of certain qualifying service (see H.R. 2270). 11876 Investments: establish and provide for treatment of individual development accounts (see H.R. 1234), 11876 Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (see S. 988), 11715 Social Security: exclude from creditable wages income earned by aliens for services illegally performed in the U.S. or derived from an illegal trade or business (see H.R. 2287), 11877 Social Security: provide that an employee not otherwise covered for benefit purposes may irrevocably elect to have employment treated as so covered and subject to Social Security taxes (see H.R. 2286), 11877 Taxation: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (see H.R. 2284), 11877 Taxation: establish and provide for the treatment of Individual Development Accounts (see S. 985), 11715 Letters Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act: Financial Literacy Month: President Obama, 11888 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Remarks in House Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Financial Literacy Month: designate (H. Res. 357), 11886 Taxation: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (H.R. 2284), 11842 Remarks in Senate Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (S. 988), 11719 Summaries SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act (S. 988), 11723 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of S. 988, SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act, 11720-11722 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Computers Information services and systems Bills and resolutions 'IEEE Engineering the Future' Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 413), 11878 Gambling: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Gambling: provide for Dept. of the Treasury licensing of Internet gambling, consumer protections, and enforcement of the tax code (see H.R. 2267), 11876 Internet: prevent transformation into a tool of censorship and surveillance, promote freedom of expression, and restore confidence in the integrity of U.S. businesses (see H.R. 2271), 11876 Taxation: regulate and tax Internet gambling (see H.R. 2268), 11876 INSURANCE Insurance Bills and resolutions Children and youth: require coverage of preventive care for children (see H.R. 2292), 11877 Medicare: eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests (see H.R. 2291), 11877 Medicare: eliminate disparities in breast cancer treatment through development of a uniform set of treatmentperformance measures for a quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system (see H.R. 2279), 11877 Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (see S. 988), 11715 Remarks in House Consumers Union: opinion poll results relative to national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11733 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 Medicaid: increase price transparency of hospital information and provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs (H.R. 2249), 11863 Remarks in Senate Children and youth: support health, nutrition, and education programs, 11652 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11707 Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (S. 988), 11719 Summaries SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act (S. 988), 11723 Texts of S. 988, SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act, 11720-11722 INTELLIGENCE SERVICES Intelligence services Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: transmit copy of intelligence assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism--Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" (see H. Res. 404), 11877 Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members serving at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 Burke, Don: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee. 11890 Dennehy, Sean P.: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee, 11890 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 11736 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Remarks in Senate National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 INTERNATIONAL LAW International law Remarks in House Merchant marine industry: arm vessels and crews against piracy, 11734 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 INTERNATIONAL PROTECTING GIRLS BY PREVENTING CHILD MARRIAGE ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 987), 11715 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 987), 11718 Texts of S. 987, provisions, 11718-11719 INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS Remarks in House Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS International relations Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: human rights violations, 11733 Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Homeland Security: impact of visa application process on transnational academic collaboration, 11709 Georgia (country): condemn statements and actions of Russia that undermine territorial integrity, 11697 INTERSTATE COMMERCE Interstate commerce Bills and resolutions Gambling: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Gambling: provide for Dept. of the Treasury licensing of Internet gambling, consumer protections, and enforcement of the tax code (see H.R. 2267), 11876 Taxation: regulate and tax Internet gambling (see H.R. 2268), 11876 INVESTMENTS Investments Amendments Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11656 Articles and editorials Probe Yourselves, 11836 Bills and resolutions Individual development accounts: establish and provide for treatment (see H.R. 1234), 11876 SBA: establish a temporary program to assist small business concerns by decreasing interest payments for certain loans (see H.R. 2281), 11877 Taxation: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (see H.R. 2284), 11877 Letters Financial Literacy Month: President Obama, 11888 Require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party: several consumer organizations, 11655 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Motions Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11660 11663 Remarks in House Congressional Commission on Financial Accountability and Preparedness: establish (H.R. 2111), 11835 Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11829-11839 Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Financial Literacy Month, designate (H. Res. 357), 11886 Taxation: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (H.R. 2284), 11842 Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 11657 Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11654-11687 Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11665 Dept. of the Treasury: remove requirement to liquidate warrants if Troubled Asset Relief Program funds are returned by financial institutions, 11654 Housing: require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party, 11654 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 S. 896, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, 11667-11687 INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY (PUBLICATION) Articles and editorials Probe Yourselves, 11836 IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Iran Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Remarks in House Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 ISRAEL, STATE OF Israel Remarks in House Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 JEWS Jews Remarks in House Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION Remarks in House Chicago Community Loan Fund (organization): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Mac-Arthur Award for Creative Effective Institutions recipient, 11884 JOHNSON, STEVEN P. Remarks in House American Hospital Association: Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 KENT, IAN Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 KING KAMEHAMEHA Remarks in House Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of Emancipation Hall for event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha (H. Con. Res. 80), 11765-11767 Texts of H. Con. Res. 80, use of Capitol Building Emancipation Hall for event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha, 11765 KING, ELIZABETH LEE Reports filed Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of Defense for Legislative Affairs: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 KITTLE, DAVID G. Letters Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11741 KNISLEY, ROBERT Remarks in House Tribute, 11883 KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF Korea, North Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Remarks in House Human rights: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Human rights: violations, 11733 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 LABOR UNIONS Labor unions Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 LANGUAGES Language use and ability Languages and linguistics Bills and resolutions English language: declare as national language of U.S. (see S. 992), 11715 English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. laws (see S. 991), 11715 Remarks in Senate English language: declare as national language of U.S. (S. 992), 11724 English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. laws (S. 991), 11723 Texts of S. 991, English Language Unity Act, 11724 S. 992, National Language Act, 11724 LAS VEGAS, NV Las Vegas, Nev. Remarks in Senate West Prep School: tribute, 11658 LAW ENFORCEMENT Law enforcement Bills and resolutions Courts: establish a meaningful opportunity for parole or similar release for child offenders sentenced to life in prison (see H.R. 2289), 11877 Gambling: delay compliance date for certain regulations relative to prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling (see H.R. 2266), 11876 Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members serving at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 Dept. of Justice: establish a National White Collar Crime Center grants program (H.R. 1292), 11834 Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11829-11839 FBI: authorize additional appropriations to enhance ability to stop mortgage fraud, 11833 Florham Park, NJ: tribute to Police Unity Tour, 11885 Human rights: recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions (H. Res. 14), 11826-11829 11834 Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 Merchant marine industry: arm vessels and crews against piracy, 11734 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 11736 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11665 Families and domestic relations: prohibit States from charging child support recipients for the collection of child support (S. 335), 11658 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 Texts of H. Res. 14, recognize importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commend the Dept. of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions, 11826 S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Police Remarks in House Florham Park, NJ: tribute to Police Unity Tour, 11885 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 LEAVES OF ABSENCE Furloughs and leaves Granted House of Representatives, 11874 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT Congress Remarks in House Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 LEONHARDT, JACK Remarks in House Tribute, 11883 LEWIS, KEITH Remarks in House Tribute, 11848 LITTLE CAESARS ENTERPRISES, INC. Remarks in House Anniversary, 11889 LOBBYISTS Lobbying Remarks in House Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 LOCAL GOVERNMENT Local government Bills and resolutions Children and youth: establish or expand and operate programs using a network of public and private community entities to provide mentoring for children in foster care (see S. 986), 11715 Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (see H.R. 2280), 11877 Dept. of Justice: reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see H.R. 2282), 11877 Remarks in House Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (H.R. 2280), 11883 Health: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 National Foster Care Month: designate (H. Res. 391), 11753-11755 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 Remarks in Senate Neighborhood Stabilization Program: provide foreclosure prevention assistance to families threatened with foreclosure and permit Statewide funding competition in minimum allocation States, 11655 Texts of H. Res. 391, National Foster Care Month, 11753 LOUISIANA Louisiana Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission (see H.R. 2269), 11876 Remarks in Senate Louisiana HonorAir (organization): tribute, 11712 LOUISIANA HONORAIR (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in Senate Tribute, 11712 LUNSFORD, KELBY Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 MAGNA, UT Magna, Utah Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: authorize participation in Magna Water District water reuse and groundwater recharge project (see S. 745), 11876 MAINE Maine Remarks in Senate Cadillac Mountain Sports (business): Ellsworth, ME, Area Chamber of Commerce Top Drawer Award recipient, 11712 MANSFIELD, OH Mansfield, Ohio Remarks in House Rotary Club of Mansfield: tribute to McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts Tributes Frank, Representative, 11861 MCMILLAN, CHARLES Letters Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11749 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Congress Bills and resolutions Ford, Gerald R.: tribute (see H. Res. 409), 11878 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Remarks in House Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 Kemp, Jack F.: tribute (H. Res. 401), 11755-11765 Votes, position on missed: Johnson, Timothy V., 11880 Votes, position on missed: Pascrell, 11881 Texts of H. Res. 401, tribute to Jack F. Kemp, 11755 Tributes Durbin, Senator, 11658 Frank, Representative, 11861 MENTAL HEALTH Mental health and illness Mental health facilities and services Bills and resolutions Health: establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and prevent obesity and eating disorders (see S. 1503), 11876 MERCHANT MARINE INDUSTRY Merchant marine Remarks in House Shipping industry: arm vessels and crews against piracy, 11734 MEXICO, UNITED STATES OF Mexico Remarks in House Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 MIAMI, FL Miami, Fla. Remarks in House Bruce W. Carter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center: dedication, 11886 MICHIGAN Michigan Bills and resolutions Ford, Gerald R.: tribute (see H. Res. 409), 11878 MIDDLE EAST Middle East Bills and resolutions Crime: direct the President to transmit a report to Congress on anti-American incitement to violence (see H.R. 2278), 11876 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Palestinians: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 MIDLAND, MI Midland, Mich. Remarks in House Sports: tribute to Midland Northstars hockey team, 11882 MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY Bills and resolutions Designate (see S. Res. 135), 11715 Remarks in Senate Designate (S. Res. 135), 11731 Texts of S. Res. 135, designate, 11726 11731 MINORITIES Minority groups Bills and resolutions Medicare: eliminate disparities in breast cancer treatment through development of a uniform set of treatment performance measures for a quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system (see H.R. 2279), 11877 Remarks in House Credit: protect homebuyers from predatory mortgage lending practices, 11856-11863 MISSISSIPPI Mississippi Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission (see H.R. 2269), 11876 MISSOURI Missouri Remarks in House Courter, Taylor: Eagle Scout Award recipient, 11882 MOJAVE, CA Mojave, Calif. Bills and resolutions Intermediate Space Challenge: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 411), 11878 MONEY Money Letters Financial Literacy Month: President Obama, 11888 Lists Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Remarks in House Financial Literacy Month: designate (H. Res. 357), 11886 MONTUORE, PATRICK P. Remarks in House Florham Park, NJ: tribute to Police Unity Tour, 11885 MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS Monuments and memorials National monuments Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: unveiling of bust of Sojourner Truth in the Capitol rotunda, 11656 Louisiana HonorAir (organization): tribute, 11712 MORIAL, MARC H. Addresses Community Reinvestment Act Impact on Housing Industry, 11862 MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION Letters Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11741 MORTGAGE REFORM AND ANTI-PREDATORY LENDING ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (H.R. 1728): consideration (see H. Res. 400), 11876 Letters Provisions: Charles McMillan, National Association of REALTORS, 11749 Provisions: John A. Courson and David G. Kittle, Mortgage Bankers Association, 11741 Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 1728), 11733 11735 11741-11753 11834 Housing: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11746 Housing: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 NeighborWorks America (organization): provide funding for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities, 11751 Truth in Lending Act: establish requirements for providing negatively amortizing mortgage loans to first-time borrowers, 11747 consideration (H. Res. 400), 11736-11741 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1728, Provisions: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 406) (H. Rept. 111-98), 11876 H. Rept. 111-98 Texts of H. Res. 400, consideration of H.R. 1728, provisions, 11736 MOTOR VEHICLES Motor transportation Bills and resolutions Taxation: allow a business credit for the acquisition of fleet vehicles (see H.R. 2285), 11877 Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 11657 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 NACHT, MICHAEL Reports filed Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Letters Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11749 NATIONAL ASTHMA AND ALLERGY AWARENESS MONTH Bills and resolutions Designate (see H. Res. 407), 11877 NATIONAL BOATING DAY Bills and resolutions Observance (see S. Res. 199), 11878 NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS WEEK Bills and resolutions Goals and ideals: support (see S. Res. 134), 11715 Remarks in Senate Goals and ideals: support (S. Res. 134), 11730 Texts of S. Res. 134, support goals and ideals, 11725 11731 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Remarks in House Observance, 11843 11847 NATIONAL DAY TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY Bills and resolutions Goals and ideals: support (see H. Res. 412), 11878 NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH Remarks in House Designate (H. Res. 391), 11753-11755 Texts of H. Res. 391, designate, 11753 NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH National Institutes of Health Bills and resolutions Diseases: support research and public awareness activities relative to inflammatory bowel disease (see S. 981), 11876 NATIONAL LANGUAGE ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 992), 11715 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 992), 11724 Texts of S. 992, provisions, 11724 NATIONAL OBJECTIVES National goals Bills and resolutions Health: establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and prevent obesity and eating disorders (see S. 1503), 11876 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Letters Financial Literacy Month: President Obama, 11888 Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus members, 11888 Remarks in House Capitol Building and Grounds: conversion of Capitol Power Plant from coal to natural gas, 11734 Conservation of energy: impact of energy-efficient weatherization technologies and appliances in buildings, 11734 Consumers Union: opinion poll results relative to national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11733 Economy: promote economic recovery through green jobs and infrastructure, 11869-11874 Financial Literacy Month: designate (H. Res. 357), 11886 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 Power resources: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11707 Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 NATIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT WEEK Bills and resolutions Designate (see S. Res. 133), 11715 Remarks in Senate Designate (S. Res. 133), 11730 Texts of S. Res. 133, designate, 11725 11730 NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT Bills and resolutions Children and youth: expand access to healthy after-school meals for school children in working families (see S. 990), 11715 NATIONAL SECURITY National defense Security Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: transmit copy of intelligence assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism--Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" (see H. Res. 404), 11877 Military forces assessments Voluntary military service E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members serving at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 Armed services Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Missile defense systems Missiles Dept. of Defense: funding, 11854 Defense budgets and appropriations Dept. of Defense: national missile defense system funding, 11852-11856 Defense budgets and appropriations Missile defense systems Foreign aid: make assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan conditional, 11734 Foreign policy: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 Henry, Cray: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal nominee, 11888 Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 Border security Immigration: extend the E-verify program for employment eligibility verification, 11735 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Power resources: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 Energy security Terrorism: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 11736 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Homeland Security: impact of visa application process on transnational academic collaboration, 11709 Dept. of Justice: impact of closing detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 Terrorism: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Remarks in House Bartow County, GA: anniversary of DAR Etowah chapter, 11736 NATIONAL SPEED SPORT NEWS (PUBLICATION) Remarks in House Anniversary, 11844 NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11694 NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK Remarks in House Observance, 11889 NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE Addresses Community Reinvestment Act Impact on Housing Industry, 11862 NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK Bills and resolutions Goals and ideals: support (see S. Res. 144), 11877 NATURAL GAS Natural gas and gas industry E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in House Capitol Building and Grounds: conversion of Capitol Power Plant from coal to natural gas, 11734 Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 NEIGHBOR WORKS AMERICA (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Real estate: provide funding for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities, 11751 NEVADA Nevada Remarks in Senate Las Vegas, NV: tribute to West Prep School, 11658 NEW BLOOMINGTON, OH New Bloomington, Ohio Remarks in House Buck, John: Ohio Livestock Coalition Environmental Stewardship Award recipient, 11880 NEW JERSEY New Jersey Remarks in House Florham Park, NJ: tribute to Police Unity Tour, 11885 NEW YORK (STATE) New York State Articles and editorials Jack Kemp, My Teacher, 11758 My Friend Jack Kemp, 11757 Remarks in House Buffalo, NY: anniversary of Audubon Society chapter, 11882 Coram, NY: anniversary of Coram Fire Dept., 11880 Coram, NY: anniversary of Longwood School District, 11884 Kemp, Jack F.: tribute (H. Res. 401), 11755-11765 Texts of H. Res. 401, tribute to Jack F. Kemp, 11755 NEWS MEDIA Mass media Bills and resolutions Middle East: direct the President to transmit a report to Congress on anti-American incitement to violence (see H.R. 2278), 11876 Remarks in House National Speed Sport News (publication): anniversary, 11844 NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota Bills and resolutions Floods: commend efforts of people fighting floods (see S. Res. 132), 11715 11877 Remarks in Senate Floods: commend efforts of people fighting floods (S. Res. 132), 11730 Texts of S. Res. 132, commend efforts of people fighting floods in North Dakota, 11725 11730 NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACT Remarks in House Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: promote respect for fundamental human rights, 11733 NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear power Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 NUCLEAR WEAPONS Nuclear weapons Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Foreign countries: proliferation, 11850 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 O'BRIAN, BRANDON Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 OHIO Ohio Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 OHIO LIVESTOCK COALITION Remarks in House Buck, John: Ohio Livestock Coalition Environmental Stewardship Award recipient, 11880 OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Remarks in House Edmond, OK: Keystone Adventure School and Farm recipient of EPA President's Environmental Youth Award, 11888 OMNIBUS CRIME CONTROL AND SAFE STREETS ACT Remarks in House Dept. of Justice: establish a National White Collar Crime Center grants program (H.R. 1292), 11834 PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANS Pacific Island Americans Remarks in House Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, 11883 PAKISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Pakistan Remarks in House Foreign aid: make assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan conditional, 11734 PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION Remarks in House Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 PALESTINIANS Palestinians Remarks in House Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist, 11844 PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (ORGANIZATION) Remarks in House Burke, Don: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee, 11890 Dennehy, Sean P.: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee, 11890 Henry, Cray: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal nominee, 11888 PATENTS Patents Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: recognize vital role family readiness volunteers play in supporting service members and their families (see H. Res. 408), 11878 Remarks in House Armed Forces: recognize vital role family readiness volunteers play in supporting service members and their families (H. Res. 408), 11885 Patent and Trademark Office: tribute to National Trademark Expo, 11881 PATRIOTISM Bills and resolutions Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration (see S.J. Res. 15), 11715 PEACE International military forces Peace Movements Remarks in House NATO: reassess U.S. membership, 11650-11892 Remarks in Senate Georgia (country): condemn statements and actions of Russia that undermine territorial integrity, 11697 PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania Remarks in House Johnson, Steven P.: American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 PENSIONS Pensions Bills and resolutions Social Security: provide that an employee not otherwise covered for benefit purposes may irrevocably elect to have employment treated as so covered and subject to Social Security taxes (see H.R. 2286), 11877 PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Transmittals Alaska: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 11878 Nevada: Taiwan participation in WHO, 11878 Washington: low-interest loans to small businesses providing transportation services and assist such businesses with high fuel costs, 11878 PETROLEUM Petroleum and petroleum industry E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Economy: impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 PHARMACEUTICALS Pharmaceutical industry Bills and resolutions Medicare: eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests (see H.R. 2291), 11877 PHILADELPHIA, PA Philadelphia, Pa. Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: tribute to 'Witness to Hunger' exhibit, 11652 POLITICAL PARTIES Political parties Remarks in House Presidential appointments: process for selecting Supreme Court nominees, 11842 POLITICAL SCIENCE Political science Remarks in Senate Anchorage, AK: tribute to West Anchorage High School for participation in We the People . . . The Citizen and the Constitution competition, 11711 POLLUTION Environmental pollution and control Remarks in House EPA: release of endangerment findings on greenhouse gases and proposed regulation under the Clean Air Act, 11734 Power resources: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 PORRAS, ELIZABETH Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11889 POVERTY Poverty Addresses Community Reinvestment Act Impact on Housing Industry: Marc H. Morial, National Urban League, 11862 Bills and resolutions Education: repeal ineffective or unnecessary programs to restore focus of Federal programs on quality preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary programs for disadvantaged or disabled students (see H.R. 2274), 11876 Investments: establish and provide for treatment of individual development accounts (see H.R. 1234), 11876 Medicare: eliminate disparities in breast cancer treatment through development of a uniform set of treatment performance measures for a quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system (see H.R. 2279), 11877 Letters Community Reinvestment Act impact on housing industry: Ben Bernanke, FRS, 11862 Remarks in House Community Reinvestment Act: impact, 11856-11863 Consumers Union: opinion poll results relative to national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11733 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: tribute to 'Witness to Hunger' exhibit, 11652 Children and youth: support health, nutrition, and education programs, 11652 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11707 Homeless Assistance Act: clarify definition of homeless, 11664 11666 Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize, 11661 11664 11666 POWER RESOURCES Energy resources Bills and resolutions EPA: waive lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements for renewable fuel production (see S. 943), 11877 Public utilities: promote energy independence, increase competition, democratize energy generation, and provide for the connection of certain small electric energy generation systems (see S. 989), 11715 Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Remarks in House Capitol Building and Grounds: conversion of Capitol Power Plant from coal to natural gas, 11734 Conservation of energy: impact of energy-efficient weatherization technologies and appliances in buildings, 11734 EPA: release of endangerment findings on greenhouse gases and proposed regulation under the Clean Air Act, 11734 National objectives: energy policy, 11734 National objectives: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 Remarks in Senate National objectives: energy policy, 11651 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 PRAYERS Prayers Remarks in House National Day of Prayer: observance, 11843 11847 PRESCOTT, TANIA Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11891 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (BARACK OBAMA) Obama, Barack (2009-2017) Bills and resolutions Middle East: direct the President to transmit a report to Congress on anti-American incitement to violence (see H.R. 2278), 11876 Letters Financial Literacy Month, 11888 Remarks in House Civil liberties: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 National Day of Prayer: observance, 11843 11847 Presidential appointments: process for selecting Supreme Court nominees, 11842 PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Udall, Senator Tom, 11650 PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS Presidential appointments Civilian Dept. of HHS: nominations confirmed, 11732 Dept. of HHS: nominations, 11731 Dept. of HUD: nominations confirmed, 11731 Dept. of Homeland Security: nominations confirmed, 11732 Dept. of Homeland Security: nominations, 11731 Dept. of Labor: nominations, 11731 Dept. of State: nominations confirmed, 11732 Dept. of State: nominations, 11731 Dept. of the Interior: nominations, 11731 Dept. of the Treasury: nominations confirmed, 11732 Executive Office of the President: nominations confirmed, 11732 Eximbank: nominations confirmed, 11732 Foreign Service: nominations confirmed, 11732 Military Air Force: nominations, 11731 Remarks in House Supreme Court: process for selecting nominees, 11842 Remarks in Senate Nominations: considered and confirmed en bloc, 11729 Reports filed Air Force Nominations: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Army Nominations: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Marine Corps Nominations: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Navy Nominations: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Nomination of Elizabeth Lee King To Be Assistant Sec. of Defense for Legislative Affairs: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Nomination of Ines R. Triay To Be Assistant Sec. of Energy for Environmental Management: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Nomination of Jo-Ellen Darcy To Be Assistant Sec. of the Army for Public Works, 11714 Nomination of Michael Nacht To Be Assistant Sec. of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 Nomination of Wallace C. Gregson To Be Assistant Sec. of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, 11714 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES Presidency of the U.S. Bills and resolutions Ford, Gerald R.: tribute (see H. Res. 409), 11878 PRISONERS OF WAR Prisoners of war Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members serving at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 11736 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Justice: impact of closing detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 PRODUCT SAFETY Product liability Product safety Bills and resolutions Foreign trade: include a Public Health Advisory Committee on Trade in the trade advisory committee system and require public health organizations to be included in relevant sectoral or functional advisory committees (see H.R. 2293), 11877 PROJECT ON GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT (ORGANIZATION) Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11694 PSHICKENKO, VITALIY Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11891 PUBLIC BUILDINGS Public buildings Remarks in House Conservation of energy: impact of energy-efficient weatherization technologies and appliances in buildings, 11734 Remarks in Senate Public lands: establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property, 11660 PUBLIC DOCUMENTS Government documents Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: transmit copy of intelligence assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism--Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" (see H. Res. 404), 11877 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT Remarks in House Enact (H.R. 2231), 11735 PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT Bills and resolutions Diseases: provide for arthritis research and public health (see S. 984), 11715 Health care facilities: establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals (see S. 1031), 11876 Insurance: require coverage of preventive care for children (see H.R. 2292), 11877 Remarks in House Dept. of HHS: improve residential treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women and programs to reduce substance abuse among nonviolent offenders (H.R. 439), 11735 Health: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 Remarks in Senate Diseases: provide for arthritis research and public health (S. 984), 11717 PUBLIC LANDS Public lands Bills and resolutions Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (see H.R. 2280), 11877 Remarks in House Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (H.R. 2280), 11883 Remarks in Senate Real estate: establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property, 11660 PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION WEEK Remarks in House Observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 PUBLIC UTILITIES Public utilities Bills and resolutions Power resources: promote energy independence, increase competition, democratize energy generation, and provide for the connection of certain small electric energy generation systems (see S. 989), 11715 Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT Bills and resolutions Public utilities: promote energy independence, increase competition, democratize energy generation, and provide for the connection of certain small electric energy generation systems (see S. 989), 11715 PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS Public welfare programs Remarks in House Medicaid: increase price transparency of hospital information and provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs (H.R. 2249), 11863 Remarks in Senate Children and youth: support health, nutrition, and education programs, 11652 PUBLIC WORKS Public works Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission (see H.R. 2269), 11876 Dept. of the Interior: authorize participation in Magna Water District water reuse and groundwater recharge project (see S. 745), 11876 Remarks in House Economy: promote economic recovery through green jobs and infrastructure, 11869-11874 RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES Radioactive substances Bills and resolutions Arms control: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 REAL ESTATE Land ownership and rights Real estate business Addresses Community Reinvestment Act Impact on Housing Industry: Marc H. Morial, National Urban League, 11862 Amendments Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11656 Articles and editorials Probe Yourselves, 11836 Bills and resolutions Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (see H. Res. 400), 11876 Taxation: establish and provide for the treatment of Individual Development Accounts (see S. 985), 11715 Letters Community Reinvestment Act impact on housing industry: Ben Bernanke, FRS, 11862 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act: Charles McMillan, National Association of REALTORS, 11749 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act: John A. Courson and David G. Kittle, Mortgage Bankers Association, 11741 Require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party: several consumer organizations, 11655 Lists Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Motions Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11660 11663 Remarks in House Community Reinvestment Act: impact, 11856-11863 Credit: protect homebuyers from predatory mortgage lending practices, 11856-11863 Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), 11733 11735 11741-11753 11834 Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (H. Res. 400), 11736-11741 Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11829-11839 Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Housing: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11746 Housing: reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises, 11743 11749 NeighborWorks America (organization): provide funding for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities, 11751 Truth in Lending Act: establish requirements for providing negatively amortizing mortgage loans to first-time borrowers, 11747 Remarks in Senate Bankruptcy: amend laws relative to modification of certain mortgages on principal residences, 11657 Consumers: protect from certain practices in connection with the origination of consumer credit transactions secured by the consumer's principal dwelling (S. 863), 11663 Credit: prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability (S. 896), 11654-11687 Credit: require mortgage service companies to issue warnings to homeowners about mortgage foreclosure scams, 11663 Dept. of HUD: HOPE for Homeowners loan program eligibility requirements, 11661 Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11665 Dept. of the Treasury: collaborate with Dept. of HUD to develop program to address rising defaults and foreclosures in multifamily properties, 11660 Dept. of the Treasury: remove requirement to liquidate warrants if Troubled Asset Relief Program funds are returned by financial institutions, 11654 Housing: protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property, 11655 Housing: require notice to consumers when a mortgage loan has been sold, transferred, or assigned to a third party, 11654 Neighborhood Stabilization Program: provide foreclosure prevention assistance to families threatened with foreclosure and permit Statewide funding competition in minimum allocation States, 11655 Public lands: establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property, 11660 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 406) (H. Rept. 111-98), 11876 H. Rept. 111-98 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of H. Res. 400, consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11736 S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 S. 896, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, 11667-11687 RECLAMATION WASTEWATER AND GROUNDWATER STUDY AND FACILITIES ACT Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: authorize participation in Magna Water District water reuse and groundwater recharge project (see S. 745), 11876 RECYCLING Recycling of waste materials Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: authorize participation in Magna Water District water reuse and groundwater recharge project (see S. 745), 11876 RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Remarks in House Porras, Elizabeth: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11889 Prescott, Tania: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Pshickenko, Vitaliy: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Reid, Justus: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Repnitskaya, Olga: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Riemer, Derek: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Rivera, Gabby: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Rodriguez, Norma: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Scheltinga, Megan: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Serrano, Johanna: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 REID, JUSTUS Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11890 RELIGION Religions Remarks in House America's Spiritual Heritage Week: designate (H. Res. 397), 11845 National Day of Prayer: observance, 11843 11847 RENEWABLE ENERGY Energy conservation Energy resources Bills and resolutions EPA: waive lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements for renewable fuel production (see S. 943), 11877 REPNITSKAYA, OLGA Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11891 REPUBLICAN PARTY Republican Party Articles and editorials Jack Kemp, My Teacher, 11758 My Friend Jack Kemp, 11757 Remarks in House Kemp, Jack F.: tribute (H. Res. 401), 11755-11765 Texts of H. Res. 401, tribute to Jack F. Kemp, 11755 RESEARCH Research Bills and resolutions Diseases: provide for arthritis research and public health (see S. 984), 11715 Medical research Diseases: support research and public awareness activities relative to inflammatory bowel disease (see S. 981), 11876 Medical research Remarks in House Medicaid: increase price transparency of hospital information and provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs (H.R. 2249), 11863 Medical research Taxation: make the credit for research activities permanent and provide an increase in such credit for taxpayers whose gross receipts are predominantly from domestic production activities (H.R. 1545), 11735 Remarks in Senate Diseases: provide for arthritis research and public health (S. 984), 11717 Medical research RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ Ridgefield Park, NJ Remarks in House Boswell Engineering, Inc.: anniversary, 11881 RIEMER, DEREK Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11891 RIVERA, GABBY Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11890 RIVERS Rivers and waterways Bills and resolutions Bureau of Reclamation: maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs (see S. 1453), 11877 North Dakota: commend efforts of people fighting floods (see S. Res. 132), 11715 11877 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs (H.R. 2288), 11884 Remarks in Senate North Dakota: commend efforts of people fighting floods (S. Res. 132), 11730 Texts of S. Res. 132, commend efforts of people fighting floods in North Dakota, 11725 11730 ROADS AND HIGHWAYS Highways Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission (see H.R. 2269), 11876 ROBERT, JOSEPH E., JR. Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11695 RODRIGUEZ, NORMA Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11890 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 RURAL AREAS Rural conditions Bills and resolutions FAA: reform Essential Air Service Program (see S. 983), 11715 Remarks in Senate FAA: reform Essential Air Service Program (S. 983), 11717 RUSSIA Russia Remarks in Senate Georgia (country): condemn statements and actions of Russia that undermine territorial integrity, 11697 SAFETY Accidents and accident prevention Bills and resolutions Foreign trade: include a Public Health Advisory Committee on Trade in the trade advisory committee system and require public health organizations to be included in relevant sectoral or functional advisory committees (see H.R. 2293), 11877 Remarks in House Coram, NY: anniversary of Coram Fire Dept., 11880 Henry, Cray: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal nominee, 11888 Texts of H. Res. 779, support goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month, . 11709 SCHELTINGA, MEGAN Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11890 SCHOOLS Correspondence schools and courses Private schools Public schools Bills and resolutions Children and youth: establish or expand and operate programs using a network of public and private community entities to provide mentoring for children in foster care (see S. 986), 11715 Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (see H.R. 2280), 11877 Education: repeal ineffective or unnecessary programs to restore focus of Federal programs on quality preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary programs for disadvantaged or disabled students (see H.R. 2274), 11876 National Charter Schools Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 134), 11715 National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (seeS. Res. 133), 11715 National School Lunch Act: expand access to healthy afterschool meals for school children in working families (see S. 990), 11715 Remarks in House Coram, NY: anniversary of Longwood School District, 11884 Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (H.R. 2280), 11883 National Teacher Appreciation Week: observance, 11889 Porras, Elizabeth: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11889 Prescott, Tania: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Pshickenko, Vitaliy: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Reid, Justus: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Repnitskaya, Olga: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Riemer, Derek: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Rivera, Gabby: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Rodriguez, Norma: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Scheltinga, Megan: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Serrano, Johanna: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Remarks in Senate Anchorage, AK: tribute to West Anchorage High School for participation in We the People . The Citizen and the Constitution competition, 11711 Las Vegas, NV: tribute to West Prep School, 11658 National Charter Schools Week: support goals and ideals (S. Res. 134), 11730 National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (S. Res. 133), 11730 Texts of S. Res. 133, National Physical Education and Sport Week, 11725 11730 S. Res. 134, support goals and ideals of National Charter Schools Week, 11725 11731 SCIENCE Science and technology Remarks in House Taxation: make the credit for research activities permanent and provide an increase in such credit for taxpayers whose gross receipts are predominantly from domestic production activities (H.R. 1545), 11735 SECURITIES Securities Articles and editorials Probe Yourselves, 11836 Bills and resolutions Investments: establish and provide for treatment of individual development accounts (see H.R. 1234), 11876 Lists Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Remarks in House Congressional Commission on Financial Accountability and Preparedness: establish (H.R. 2111), 11835 Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11829-11839 Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Justice: improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs (S. 386), 11665 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), 11829-11833 SENATE Senate Designated acting Presidents pro tempore Udall, Senator Tom, 11650 Pledge Pledge of Allegiance, 11650 Prayers Black, Barry C., 11650 Privilege of the floor Cho, Eric, 11729 Evans, David, 11729 Remarks in House Congress: provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process, 11848 Presidential appointments: process for selecting Supreme Court nominees, 11842 Remarks in Senate Legislative program. 11650 11656 11731 Point of order, 11660 Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed en bloc, 11729 Staff: tribute, 11659 Reports filed Activities During the 110th Congress: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. Rept. 111-17), 11714 S. Rept. 111-17 Schedules Committee meetings, 11891 Tributes Durbin, Senator, 11658 SENIOR CITIZENS Aged and aging Bills and resolutions Medicare: eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests (see H.R. 2291), 11877 Medicare: eliminate disparities in breast cancer treatment through development of a uniform set of treatment performance measures for a quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system (see H.R. 2279), 11877 Remarks in House Consumers Union: opinion poll results relative to national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11733 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 SEPP, PETE Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11694 SERRANO, JOHANNA Remarks in House Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth: award recipient, 11891 SHIPPING INDUSTRY Freight Remarks in House Merchant marine industry: arm vessels and crews against piracy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 SHIPS AND VESSELS Ships and shipbuilding Bills and resolutions National Boating Day: observance (see S. Res. 199), 11878 Remarks in House Merchant marine industry: arm vessels and crews against piracy, 11734 SIMPLE CAFETERIA PLAN ACT Bills and resolutions Enact (see S. 988), 11715 Remarks in Senate Enact (S. 988), 11719 Summaries Provisions (S. 988), 11723 Texts of S. 988, provisions, 11720-11722 SMALL BUSINESS Small business Bills and resolutions SBA: establish a temporary program to assist small business concerns by decreasing interest payments for certain loans (see H.R. 2281), 11877 Social Security: exclude from creditable wages income earned by aliens for services illegally performed in the U.S. or derived from an illegal trade or business (see H.R. 2287), 11877 Taxation: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (see S. 988), 11715 Taxation: establish and provide for the treatment of Individual Development Accounts (see S. 985), 11715 Remarks in House EPA: release of endangerment findings on greenhouse gases and proposed regulation under the Clean Air Act, 11734 Remarks in Senate Cadillac Mountain Sports (business): Ellsworth, ME, Area Chamber of Commerce Top Drawer Award recipient, 11712 Taxation: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (S. 988), 11719 Summaries SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act (S. 988), 11723 Texts of S. 988, SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act, 11720-11722 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Small Business Administration Bills and resolutions Federal aid programs: establish a temporary program to assist small business concerns by decreasing interest payments for certain loans (see H.R. 2281), 11877 SMITH, LEONA Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 SOCIAL SECURITY Social security Bills and resolutions Immigration: exclude from creditable wages income earned by aliens for services illegally performed in the U.S. or derived from an illegal trade or business (see H.R. 2287), 11877 Medicare: eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests (see H.R. 2291), 11877 Medicare: eliminate disparities in breast cancer treatment through development of a uniform set of treatment performance measures for a quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system (see H.R. 2279), 11877 Taxation: provide that an employee not otherwise covered for benefit purposes may irrevocably elect to have employment treated as so covered and subject to Social Security taxes (see H.R. 2286), 11877 Remarks in House Consumers Union: opinion poll results relative to national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11733 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11735 11863-11869 Medicaid: increase price transparency of hospital information and provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs (H.R. 2249), 11863 Remarks in Senate Families and domestic relations: prohibit States from charging child support recipients for the collection of child support (S. 335), 11658 Health: national policy to provide health care and reform insurance procedures, 11707 SOLAR ENERGY Solar energy Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 SPACE POLICY Space programs Bills and resolutions Intermediate Space Challenge: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 411), 11878 SPECIAL DAYS AND HOLIDAYS Anniversaries Holidays Bills and resolutions 'IEEE Engineering the Future' Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 413), 11878 Military Spouse Appreciation Day: designate (see S. Res. 135), 11715 National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 407), 11877 National Boating Day: observance (see S. Res. 199), 11878 National Charter Schools Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 134), 11715 National Day To Prevent Teen Pregnancy: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 412), 11878 National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (seeS. Res. 133), 11715 National Women's Health Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 144), 11877 Letters Financial Literacy Month: President Obama, 11888 Remarks in House Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, 11883 Financial Literacy Month: designate (H. Res. 357), 11886 National Day of Prayer: observance, 11843 11847 National Foster Care Month: designate (H. Res. 391), 11753-11755 National Teacher Appreciation Week: observance, 11889 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 Remarks in Senate Military Spouse Appreciation Day: designate (S. Res. 135), 11731 National Charter Schools Week: support goals and ideals (S. Res. 134), 11730 National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (S. Res. 133), 11730 Texts of H. Res. 391, National Roster Care Month, 11753 S. Res. 133, National Physical Education and Sport Week, 11725 11730 S. Res. 134, support goals and ideals of National Charter Schools Week, 11725 11731 S. Res. 135, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 11726 11731 SPECIAL ORDERS Granted House of Representatives, 11874 SPORTS Sports and athletics Bills and resolutions National Boating Day: observance (see S. Res. 199), 11878 National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (see S. Res. 133), 11715 Remarks in House National Speed Sport News (publication): anniversary, 11844 tribute to Midland Northstars hockey team, 11882 Remarks in Senate Cadillac Mountain Sports (business): Ellsworth, ME, Area Chamber of Commerce Top Drawer Award recipient, 11712 National Physical Education and Sport Week: designate (S. Res. 133), 11730 Texts of S. Res. 133, National Physical Education and Sport Week, 11725 11730 STATES Federal aid to States Bills and resolutions Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (see H.R. 2280), 11877 Dept. of Justice: reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see H.R. 2282), 11877 Remarks in House Dept. of Education: reauthorize Impact Aid Program (H.R. 2280), 11883 Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, 11735 Public Service Recognition Week: observance (H. Res. 299), 11843 Remarks in Senate Families and domestic relations: prohibit States from charging child support recipients for the collection of child support (S. 335), 11658 Neighborhood Stabilization Program: provide foreclosure prevention assistance to families threatened with foreclosure and permit Statewide funding competition in minimum allocation States, 11655 SUPREME COURT Supreme Court Remarks in House Presidential appointments', process for selecting Supreme Court nominees, 11842 SURPLUS GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Surplus government property Remarks in Senate Public lands: establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property, 11660 SYNTHETIC FUELS Synthetic fuels Remarks in House Power resources: national energy policy, 11734 Remarks in Senate Power resources: national energy policy, 11651 SYRIA, ARAB REPUBLIC OF Syria Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 TAXATION Tax reform Taxation Articles and editorials Jack Kemp, My Teacher, 11758 My Friend Jack Kemp, 11757 Bills and resolutions Business and industry: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (see H.R. 2284), 11877 Corporate tax Income taxes Federal aid programs: establish and provide for the treatment of Individual Development Accounts (see S. 985), 11715 Gambling: provide for Dept. of the Treasury licensing of Internet gambling, consumer protections, and enforcement of the tax code (see H.R. 2267), 11876 Gambling: regulate and tax Internet gambling (see H.R. 2268), 11876 Insurance: require coverage of preventive care for children (see H.R. 2292), 11877 Investments: establish and provide for treatment of individual development accounts (see H.R. 1234), 11876 Motor vehicles: allow a business credit for the acquisition of fleet vehicles (see H.R. 2285), 11877 Tax incentives and shelters Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (see S. 988), 11715 Social Security: exclude from creditable wages income earned by aliens for services illegally performed in the U.S. or derived from an illegal trade or business (see H.R. 2287), 11877 Income taxes Tax incentives and shelters Social Security: provide that an employee not otherwise covered for benefit purposes may irrevocably elect to have employment treated as so covered and subject to Social Security taxes (see H.R. 2286), 11877 Income taxes Lists Top lenders responsible for subprime loans, 11847 Remarks in House Business and industry: allow individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation (H.R. 2284), 11842 Corporate tax Income taxes Congressional Commission on Financial Accountability and Preparedness: establish (H.R. 2111), 11835 Economy: Government bailout of financial institutions, 11845-11847 Kemp, Jack F.: tribute (H. Res. 401), 11755-11765 Research: make the credit for research activities permanent and provide an increase in such credit for taxpayers whose gross receipts are predominantly from domestic production activities (H.R. 1545), 11735 Tax incentives and shelters Remarks in Senate Small business: allow establishment of simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits and modify requirements and benefits for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (S. 988), 11719 Summaries SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act (S. 988), 11723 Tables Expenditure levels by Troubled Asset Relief Program programs, 11847 Total funds subject to Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) oversight, 11847 Texts of H. Res. 401, tribute to Jack F. Kemp, 11755 S. 988, SIMPLE Cafeteria Plan Act, 11720-11722 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE (ORGANIZATION) Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11694 TECHNOLOGY Technological innovations Amendments Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11699 11702 11703 11707 11726 11727 11728 Bills and resolutions 'IEEE Engineering the Future' Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 413), 11878 Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Taxation: regulate and tax Internet gambling (see H.R. 2268), 11876 E-mails Promote energy independence and security: several Idaho citizens, 11710 11711 Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: Joseph E. Robert, Jr., and Charles G. Boyd, Business Executives for National Security (organization), 11695 Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: several organizations, 11694 Remarks in House Burke, Don: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee, 11890 Conservation of energy: impact of energy-efficient weatherization technologies and appliances in buildings, 11734 Dennehy, Sean P.: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee, 11890 Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Henry, Cray: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal nominee, 11888 Power resources: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 Taxation: make the credit for research activities permanent and provide an increase in such credit for taxpayers whose gross receipts are predominantly from domestic production activities (H.R. 1545), 11735 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Defense: eliminate duplication of forces and equipment, 11700 Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11687-11709 Dept. of Defense: require the application of uniform earned value management standards to measure contract performance and ensure contractors use approved earned value management systems, 11699 Tables GAO report on major weapons programs, 11695 Texts of S. 454, Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11687-11691 TEETSEL, JOSH Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 TERRORISM Terrorism Bills and resolutions Dept. of Homeland Security: transmit copy of intelligence assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism--Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" (see H. Res. 404), 11877 Middle East: direct the President to transmit a report to Congress on anti-American incitement to violence (see H.R. 2278), 11876 Remarks in House Armed Forces: tribute to members serving at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Dept. of Justice: establish a National White Collar Crime Center grants program (H.R. 1292), 11834 Foreign aid: make assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan conditional, 11734 Health: ensure victims of public health emergencies have meaningful and immediate access to medically necessary health care services (H.R. 2231), 11735 Middle East: withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority pending denouncement of terrorism, support of civil liberties, and recognition of Israel's right to exist. 11844 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11734 11736 Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 Remarks in Senate Dept. of Justice: impact of closing detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 National security: proposed release of certain detainees from detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 11650 THAILAND, KINGDOM OF Thailand Remarks in House Edmond, OK: Keystone Adventure School and Farm recipient of EPA President's Environmental Youth Award, 11888 TRADE ACT Bills and resolutions Foreign trade: include a Public Health Advisory Committee on Trade in the trade advisory committee system and require public health organizations to be included in relevant sectoral or functional advisory committees (see H.R. 2293), 11877 TRADEMARKS Trademarks Remarks in House Patent and Trademark Office: tribute to National Trademark Expo, 11881 TRANSPORTATION Transportation Transportation regulation Bills and resolutions FAA: reform Essential Air Service Program (see S. 983), 11715 Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 11657 FAA: reform Essential Air Service Program (S. 983), 11717 Petroleum: economic impact of increasing oil prices, 11710 TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS Trade agreements Treaties and conventions Remarks in House National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 Obama, President: Executive orders to close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limit use of certain interrogation techniques, 11734 TRIAY, INES R. Reports filed Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of Energy for Environmental Management: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 TRUTH IN LENDING ACT Bills and resolutions Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (see H. Res. 400), 11876 Cloture motions Credit: provide for enhanced disclosure under an open end credit plan (H.R. 627), motion to proceed, 11729 Letters Charles McMillan, National Association of REALTORS, 11749 John A. Courson and David G. Kittle, Mortgage Bankers Association, 11741 Remarks in House Credit: provide for enhanced disclosure under an open end credit plan (H.R. 627), 11885 Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), 11733 11735 11741-11753 11834 Credit: reform and provide accountability for mortgage practices, establish licensing and registration requirements for mortgage originators, and provide certain minimum standards for mortgage loans (H.R. 1728), consideration (H. Res. 400), 11736-11741 Real estate: establish requirements for providing negatively amortizing mortgage loans to first-time borrowers, 11747 Remarks in Senate Consumers: protect from certain practices in connection with the origination of consumer credit transactions secured by the consumer's principal dwelling (S. 863), 11663 Credit: provide for enhanced disclosure under an open end credit plan (H.R, 627), motion to proceed, 11729 Reports filed Consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 406) (H. Rept. 111-98), 11876 H. Rept. 111-98 Texts of H. Res. 400, consideration of H.R. 1728, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, 11736 TRUTH, SOJOURNER Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: unveiling of bust of Sojourner Truth in the Capitol rotunda, 11656 TUCSON, AZ Tucson, Ariz. Remarks in House EI Rio Community Health Center: tribute to nursing staff, 11880 U.S. PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11694 UNITED AUTOMOBILE, AEROSPACE, AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WORKERS OF AMERICA (UAW) Remarks in Senate Chrysler LLC: impact of bankruptcy filing and pending merger with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., 11652 UTAH Utah Bills and resolutions Dept. of the Interior: authorize participation in Magna Water District water reuse and groundwater recharge project (see S. 745), 11876 VETERANS Veterans Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a compensation fund to make payments to qualified World War II veterans on the basis of certain qualifying service (see H.R. 2270), 11876 Remarks in House Miami, FL: dedication of Bruce W. Carter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 11886 Remarks in Senate Louisiana Honor Air (organization): tribute, 11712 VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES Bills and resolutions Ford, Gerald R.: tribute (see H. Res. 409), 11878 VIENNA, VA Vienna, Va. Remarks in House Dennehy, Sean P.: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America Homeland Security Medal nominee, 11890 VIETNAMESE CONFLICT Vietnam War Remarks in House Miami, FL: dedication of Bruce W. Carter Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 11886 VOLUNTEER WORKERS Volunteer agencies and workers Bills and resolutions Armed Forces: recognize vital role family readiness volunteers play in supporting service members and their families (see H. Res. 408), 11878 Remarks in House Armed Forces: recognize vital role family readiness volunteers play in supporting service members and their families (H. Res. 408), 11885 Remarks in Senate Louisiana HonorAir (organization): tribute, 11712 VOLZ, NATHAN Remarks in House Mansfield, OH: tribute to Rotary Club of Mansfield McGowan Courage Award recipients, 11888 VOTING Voter registration Voting rights Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: unveiling of bust of Sojourner Truth in the Capitol rotunda, 11656 WALDEN, SHARON Remarks in House West Virginia Affordable Housing Hall of Fame: inductee, 11885 WALLACE C. GREGSON Reports filed Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs: Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 11714 WATER Water supply and use Bills and resolutions Bureau of Reclamation: maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs (see S. 1453), 11877 Dept. of the Interior: authorize participation in Magna Water District water reuse and groundwater recharge project (see S. 745), 11876 Remarks in House Bureau of Reclamation: maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs (H.R. 2288), 11884 WATER POLLUTION Water pollution Remarks in House Power resources: enhance energy independence and economic and national security, conserve energy use, promote innovation, achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land (H.R. 2227), 11733 WEAPON SYSTEMS ACQUISITION REFORM ACT Amendments Enact (S. 454), 11699 11702 11703 11707 11726 11727 11728 Letters Provisions: Joseph E. Robert, Jr., and Charles G. Boyd, Business Executives for National Security (organization), 11695 Provisions: several organizations, 11694 Remarks in Senate Contracts: reduce Government involvement in prime contractor "make-buy" decisions, 11706 Dept. of Defense: clarify conflict of interest exceptions applicable to contracts for systems engineering and technical assistance functions, 11705 11706 Dept. of Defense: require GAO review of waivers of the requirement for competitive prototypes based on excessive cost, 11704 Dept. of Defense: require report on cost growth matters following termination of a major defense acquisition program, 11703 Dept. of Defense: require the application of uniform earned value management standards to measure contract performance and ensure contractors use approved earned value management systems, 11699 Dept. of Defense: specify certain inputs to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council from combatant commands, 11704 Enact (S. 454), 11687-11709 Texts of S. 454, provisions, 11687-11691 WEAPONS Military weapons Weapons Amendments Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11699 11702 11703 11707 11726 11727 11728 Bills and resolutions Radioactive substances: apply measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea goods, services, or technology that could aid such countries in extracting or milling domestic sources of uranium (see H.R. 2290), 11877 Letters Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: Joseph E. Robert, Jr., and Charles G. Boyd, Business Executives for National Security (organization), 11695 Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act: several organizations, 11694 Remarks in House Dept. of Defense: expand missile defense technology, 11849-11856 Dept. of Defense: national missile defense system funding, 11852-11856 Henry, Cray: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal nominee, 11888 Merchant marine industry: arm vessels and crews against piracy, 11734 National security: call for adoption of smart security platform for the 21st century (H. Res. 363), 11842 Nuclear weapons: proliferation, 11850 Remarks in Senate Contracts: reduce Government involvement in prime contractor "make-buy" decisions, 11706 Dept. of Defense: clarify conflict of interest exceptions applicable to contracts for systems engineering and technical assistance functions, 11705 11706 Dept. of Defense: eliminate duplication of forces and equipment, 11700 Dept. of Defense: improve organization and procedures for the acquisition of major weapons systems (S. 454), 11687-11709 Dept. of Defense: require GAO review of waivers of the requirement for competitive prototypes based on excessive cost, 11704 Dept. of Defense: require report on cost growth matters following termination of a major defense acquisition program, 11703 Dept. of Defense: require the application of uniform earned value management standards to measure contract performance and ensure contractors use approved earned value management systems, 11699 Dept. of Defense: specify certain inputs to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council from combatant commands, 11704 Tables GAO report on major weapons programs, 11695 Texts of S. 454, Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, 11687-11691 WEATHER Weather Remarks in House Conservation of energy: impact of energy-efficient weatherization technologies and appliances in buildings, 11734 EPA: release of endangerment findings on greenhouse gases and proposed regulation under the Clean Air Act, 11734 WEEKLY STANDARD (PUBLICATION) Articles and editorials Jack Kemp, My Teacher, 11758 WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia Remarks in House Walden, Sharon: West Virginia Affordable Housing Hall of Fame inductee, 11885 WHEAT RIDGE, CO Wheat Ridge, Colo. Remarks in House Porras, Elizabeth: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11889 Prescott, Tania: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Pshickenko, Vitaliy: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Reid, Justus: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Repnitskaya, Olga: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Riemer, Derek: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 Rivera, Gabby: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Rodriguez, Norma: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Scheltinga, Megan: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11890 Serrano, Johanna: Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth award recipient, 11891 WILDLIFE Wildlife and wildlife conservation Remarks in House Buffalo, NY: anniversary of Audubon Society chapter, 11882 WILKINSON, MARIE Remarks in House Tribute, 11880 WILLIAMSPORT, PA Williamsport, Pa. Remarks in House Johnson, Steven P.: American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award for Pennsylvania recipient, 11842 WOMEN Women Bills and resolutions Medicare: eliminate disparities in breast cancer treatment through development of a uniform set of treatment performance measures for a quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system (see H.R. 2279), 11877 National Women's Health Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 144), 11877 Remarks in House Bartow County, GA: anniversary of DAR Etowah chapter, 11736 Dept. of HHS: improve residential treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women and programs to reduce substance abuse among nonviolent offenders (H.R. 439), 11735 Walden, Sharon: West Virginia Affordable Housing Hall of Fame inductee, 11885 Remarks in Senate Capitol Building and Grounds: tribute to 'Witness to Hunger' exhibit, 11652 Capitol Building and Grounds: unveiling of bust of Sojourner Truth in the Capitol rotunda, 11656 WORLD WAR II World War II Bills and resolutions Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a compensation fund to make payments to qualified World War II veterans on the basis of certain qualifying service (see H.R. 2270), 11876 Remarks in Senate Louisiana HonorAir (organization): tribute, 11712 VOTES IN HOUSE Recorded Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA) (S. 386): enact, 11840 National Train Day (H. Res. 367): support goals and ideals, 11839 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill men's basketball team (H. Res. 348): tribute, 11841 Remarks in House Position on missed: Johnson. Timothy V., 11880 Position on missed: Pascrell, 11881 VOTES IN SENATE Recorded Helping Families Save Their Homes Act (S. 896): Coburn motion to waive budget rules relative to Coburn amendment (establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property), 11661 Helping Families Save Their Homes Act (S. 896): Grassley amendment (grant GAO authority to audit FRS Board of Governors activities involving Troubled Asset Relief Program), 11663 Helping Families Save Their Homes Act (S. 896): Kerry amendment (protect the interests of bona fide tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property), 11655 Helping Families Save Their Homes Act (S. 896): enact, 11666 H. Con. Res. 48 48 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that national health care reform should ensure that the health care needs of women and of all individuals in the United States are met; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Con. Res. 48 H. Con. Res. 80 80 Concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kame-hameha; to the Committee on House Administration. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 11765 H. Con. Res. 80 Text, 11765 H. Con. Res. 80 H. Con. Res. 84 84 Concurrent resolution supporting the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Con. Res. 84 H. Con. Res. 102 102 Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States has a moral responsibility to meet the needs of those persons, groups, and communities that are impoverished, disadvantaged, or otherwise in poverty; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Con. Res. 102 H. Con. Res. 105 105 Concurrent resolution expressing support for designation of the week beginning on the second Saturday in May as "National Travel and Tourism Week"; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Con. Res. 105 H. Con. Res. 110 110 Concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Celiac Awareness Month, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Con. Res. 110 H. Con. Res. 120 120 Concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's Health Week, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. HINCHEY (for himself, Mrs. Capps, Mrs. Bono Mack, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Nadler of New York, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Coble, Mrs. Maloney, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Berkley, Ms. Speier, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Baca, Ms. Bordallo, Ms. Norton, Mr. Faleomavaega, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Boren, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Inslee, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mrs. Tauscher, Mr. Fllner, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Serrano, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Bean, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Matsui, Ms. Herseth Sandlin, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Towns, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Weiner, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Ms. Granger, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Schlff, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Arcuri, Ms. Giffords, Mr. Bishop of New York, Ms. Kilroy, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Massa, Ms. McCollum, Ms. DeGette, Mrs. Dahlkemper, Mr. Pierluisi, Mr. Farr, Mr. Israel, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Clarke, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Hall of New York, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Ross, Mr. Honda, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Rothman of New Jersey, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Sires, Mr. Engel, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Pastor of Arizona, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. Nye, and Mr. Hare), 11877 H. Con. Res. 120 H. Res. 14 14 A resolution recognizing the importance of the Border Patrol in combating human smuggling and commending the Department of Justice for increasing the rate of human smuggler prosecutions; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Com-mittee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Debated, 11826 H. Res. 14 Text, 11826 H. Res. 14 H. Res. 57 57 A resolution expressing the importance of swimming lessons and recognizing the danger of drowning in the United States, especially among minority children; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 57 H. Res. 81 81 A resolution recognizing the importance and sustainability of the United States hardwoods industry and urging that United States hardwoods and the products derived from United States hardwoods be given full consideration in any program directed at constructing environmentally preferable commercial, public, or private buildings; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 81 H. Res. 111 111 A resolution establishing a Select Committee on POW and MLA Affairs; to the Committee on Rules. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 111 H. Res. 185 185 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Black History Month and honoring the outstanding contributions of African-American Medal of Honor recipients; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 185 H. Res. 192 192 A resolution recognizing National Nurses Week on May 6 through May 12, 2009; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 192 H. Res. 196 196 A resolution congratulating the University of Tennessee women's basketball team (the "Lady Vols") and Head Coach Pat Summitt on her 1000th victory; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 196 H. Res. 232 232 A resolution recognizing and commending the Toys for Tots Literacy Program for its contributions in raising awareness of illiteracy, promoting children's literacy, and fighting poverty through the support of literacy; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 232 H. Res. 259 259 A resolution expressing the gratitude and appreciation of the House of Representatives for the acts of heroism and military achievement by the members of the United States Armed Forces who participated in the June 6, 1944 amphibious landing at Normandy, France, and commending them for leadership and valor in an operation that helped bring an end to World War II; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 259 H. Res. 274 274 A resolution expressing support for designation of March as National Nutrition Month; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 274 H. Res. 309 309 A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that North Korea should Immediately stop any hostile rhetoric and activity towards the Republic of Korea and engage in mutual dialogue to enhance inter-Korean relations; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 309 H. Res. 348 348 A resolution congratulating the University of North Carolina men's basketball team for winning the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 11841 H. Res. 348 H. Res. 350 350 A resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of Harry Kalas for his invaluable contributions to the national past-time of baseball, the community, and the Nation; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 350 H. Res. 362 362 A resolution expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the goals and ideals of the National School Lunch Program; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 362 H. Res. 367 367 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Train Day; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 11839 H. Res. 367 H. Res. 374 374 A resolution recognizing the roles and contributions of America's teachers to building and enhancing our Nation's civic, cultural, and economic well-being; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 374 H. Res. 375 375 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Workers' Memorial Day in order to honor and remember the workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 375 H. Res. 378 378 A resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of the election of Margaret Thatcher as the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 378 H. Res. 387 387 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Hurricane Preparedness Week; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 387 H. Res. 388 388 A resolution celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 388 H. Res. 390 390 A resolution recognizing the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in Fulton, Missouri, as "America's National Churchill Museum", and commending its efforts to recognize the importance of the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill and to educate the people of the United States about his legacy of character, leadership, and citizenship; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 390 H. Res. 391 391 A resolution recognizing May as "National Foster Care Month" and acknowledging that the House of Representatives should continue to work to improve the Nation's foster care system; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 11753 H. Res. 391 Text, 11753 H. Res. 391 H. Res. 397 397 A resolution affirming the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation's founding and subsequent history and expressing support for designation of the first week in May as "America's Spiritual Heritage Week" for the appreciation of and education on America's history of religious faith; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 397 H. Res. 399 399 A resolution honoring the sacrifice of members of the Armed Forces who are also mothers and the support provided by mothers of members of the Armed Forces and mothers who are the spouse of members of the Armed Forces; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 399 H. Res. 400 400 A resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1728) to amend the Truth In Lending Act to reform consumer mortgage practices and provide accountalblity for such practices, to provide certain minimum standards for consumer mortgage loans, and for other purposes. Agreed to In the House, 11741 H. Res. 400 Debated, 11736 H. Res. 400 Text. 11736 H. Res. 400 H. Res. 401 401 A resolution honoring the life and recognizing the far-reaching accomplishments of the Honorable Jack Kemp, Jr; to the Committee on House Administration. Cosponsors added, 11879 H. Res. 401 Debated, 11755 H. Res. 401 Rules suspended. Agreed to in the House, 11765 H. Res. 401 Text, 11755 H. Res. 401 H. Res. 404 404 A resolution directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit to the House of Representatives, not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution, copies of documents relating to the Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Assessment titled, "Rightwing Extremism-- Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment"; to the Committee on Homeland Security. By Mr. KING of New York (for himself, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Cantor, Mr. Pence, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Souder, Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Dent, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Olson, and Mr. Austria), 11877 H. Res. 404 H. Res. 405 405 A resolution commending the heroic efforts of the people fighting the floods in North Dakota; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. POMEROY, 11877 H. Res. 405 H. Res. 406 406 A resolution providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1728) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to reform consumer mortgage practices and provide accountability for such practices, to provide certain minimum standards for consumer mortgage loans, and for other purposes. By Mr. CARDOZA, 11876 H. Res. 406 Reported (H. Rept. 111-98), 11876 H. Res. 406 H. Rept. 111-98 H. Res. 407 407 A resolution expressing support for designation of May as "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month"; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Ms. CASTOR of Florida (for herself, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Berkley, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. McDermott, and Ms. Bordallo), 11877 H. Res. 407 H. Res. 408 408 A resolution recognizing the vital role family readiness volunteers play in supporting service members and their families; to the Committee on Armed Services. By Mrs. DAVIS of California (for herself, Mr. Skelton, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Ms. Bordallo, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Jones, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Walz, Ms. Giffords, and Mr. Bartlett), 11878 H. Res. 408 H. Res. 409 409 A resolution celebrating the life of President Gerald R. Ford on what would have been his 96th birthday; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. By Mr. EHLERS, 11878 H. Res. 409 H. Res. 410 410 A resolution recognizing the numerous contributions of the recreational boating community and the boating industry to the continuing prosperity and affluence of the United States; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. By Mr. KLEIN of Florida (for himself, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mr. Taylor, and Mrs. Miller of Michigan), 11878 H. Res. 410 H. Res. 411 411 A resolution supporting the goals and Ideals of the Intermediate Space Challenge in Mojave, California; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr. MCCARTHY of California (for himself, Mr. McKeon, and Mr. Costa), 11878 H. Res. 411 H. Res. 412 412 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of a National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. MURPHY of Connecticut (for himself, Mr. Castle, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Slaughter, Mrs. Biggert, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Massa, Mrs. Maloney, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Kennedy, and Mr. Ryan of Ohio), 11878 H. Res. 412 H. Res. 413 413 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of "IEEE Engineering the Future" Day on May 13, 2009 and for other purposes; to the Committee on Science and Technology. By Mr. STEARNS (for himself, Mr. Gordon of Tennessee, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Li-pinski, Mr. Ehlers, and Mr. Rohrabacher), 11878 H. Res. 413 H.R. 22 22 A bill to amend chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, to allow the United States Postal Service to pay its share of contributions for annuitants' health benefits out of the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 22 H.R. 23 23 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the United States merchant marine (including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) during World War II; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 23 H.R. 147 147 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 Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 147 H.R. 179 179 A bill to permit the use of Federal funds for syringe exchange programs for purposes of reducing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, including HIV and viral hepatitis; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 179 H.R. 197 197 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 197 H.R. 205 205 A bill to repeal the Federal estate and gift taxes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 205 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, 11878 H.R. 211 H.R. 233 233 A bill to amend the Federal antitrust laws to provide expanded coverage and to eliminate exemptions from such laws that are contrary to the public interest with respect to railroads; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 233 H.R. 270 270 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, 11878 H.R. 270 H.R. 275 275 A bill to repeal the imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 275 H.R. 391 391 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. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 391 H.R. 422 422 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2010 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 422 H.R. 430 430 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide criminal penalties for the destruction of memorials, headstones, markers, and graves commemorating persons serving in the Armed Forces on private property; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 430 H.R. 442 442 A bill to provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms In the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 442 H.R. 468 468 A bill to expand, train, and support all sectors of the health care workforce to care for the growing population of older individuals in the United States; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 468 H.R 1550 1550 A bill to accelerate motor fuel savings nationwide and provide incentives to registered owners of high polluting automobiles to replace such automobiles with new fuel efficient and less polluting automobiles or public transportation; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1550 H.R. 574 574 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of home infusion therapy under the Medicare Program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 574 H.R. 620 620 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an increased work opportunity credit with respect to recent veterans; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 620 H.R. 626 626 A bill to provide that 4 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 626 H.R. 636 636 A bill to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to allow funds provided under the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families to be used for alternative-to-abortion services; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 636 H.R. 653 653 A bill to amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to create a National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Network to provide grants and coordinate research with respect to the causes of and risk factors associated with childhood brain tumors, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 653 H.R. 667 667 A bill to improve the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury in members and former members of the Armed Forces, to review and expand tele-health and telemental health programs of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 667 H.R. 668 668 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide flexibility in the manner in which beds are counted for purposes of determining whether a hospital may be designated as a critical access hospital under the Medicare Program and to exempt from the critical access hospital inpatient bed limitation the number of beds provided for certain veterans; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 668 H.R. 669 669 A bill to prevent the introduction and establishment of nonnative wildlife species that negatively impact the economy, environment, or other animal species' or human health, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 669 H.R. 697 697 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, to require coverage for the treatment of infertility; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 697 H.R. 721 721 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the exception from the 10 percent penalty for early withdrawals from governmental plans for qualified public safety employees; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 721 H.R. 745 745 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a Pancreatic Cancer Initiative, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 745 H.R. 750 750 A bill to allow postal patrons to contribute to funding for gang prevention programs through the voluntary purchase of certain specially issued postage stamps; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 750 H.R. 759 759 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of food, drugs, devices, and cosmetics in the global market, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 759 H.R. 774 774 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 46-02 21st Street in Long Island City, New York, as the "Geraldine Ferraro Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the House, 11713 H.R. 774 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 11713 H.R. 774 H.R. 782 782 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the alternative minimum tax on individuals and replace it with an alternative tax individuals may choose; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 782 H.R. 783 783 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the credit for increasing research activities; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 783 H.R. 874 874 A bill to allow travel between the United States and Cuba; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 874 H.R. 904 7 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to reduce the costs of prescription drugs for enrollees of Medicaid managed care organizations by extending the discounts offered under fee-for-service Medicaid to such organizations; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 7 H.R. 916 7 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for the training of graduate medical residents in preventive medicine and public health; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 7 H.R. 932 7 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants and offer technical assistance to local governments and others to design and implement innovative policies, programs, and projects that address widespread property vacancy and abandonment, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 7 H.R. 939 7 A bill to permit 2008 required minimum distributions from certain retirement plans to be repaid; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 7 H.R. 949 7 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the collective bargaining rights and procedures for review of adverse actions of certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 7 H.R. 950 7 A bill to amend chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, to increase educational assistance for certain veterans pursuing a program of education offered through distance learning; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 7 H.R. 959 7 A bill to increase Federal Pell Grants for the children of fallen public safety officers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 7 H.R. 1016 1016 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide advance appropriations authority for certain medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1016 H.R. 1018 1018 A bill to amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to improve the management and long-term health of wild free-roaming horses and burros, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1018 H.R. 1021 1021 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 Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1021 H.R. 1030 1030 A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to encourage research and carry out an educational campaign with respect to pulmonary hypertension, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1030 H.R. 1053 1053 A bill to require the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and Implement an adaptive management plan, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources, and In addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1053 H.R. 1079 1079 A bill to expand the research, prevention, and awareness activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health with respect to pulmonary fibrosis, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1079 H.R. 1101 1101 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for reimbursement of certified midwife services and to provide for more equitable reimbursement rates for certified nurse-midwife services; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1101 H.R. 1107 1107 A bill to enact certain laws relating to public contracts as title 41, United States Code, "Public Contracts"; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Debated, 11767 H.R. 1107 Rules suspended. Passed House, 11826 H.R. 1107 Text, 11767 H.R. 1107 H.R. 1126 1126 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that a deduction equal to fair market value shall be allowed for charitable contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions created by the donor; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1126 H.R. 1177 1177 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of 5 United States Army 5-Star Generals, George Marshall, Douglas Mac-Arthur, Dwlght Eisenhower, Henry "Hap" Arnold, and Omar Bradley, alumni of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to coincide with the celebration of the 132nd Anniversary of the founding of the United States Army Command and General Staff College; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1177 H.R. 1185 1185 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a competitive loan repayment program for primary care physicians who commit to volunteering part-time at community health centers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1185 H.R. 1190 1190 A bill to promote the use of certain materials harvested from public lands in the production of renewable fuel, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1190 H.R. 1207 1207 A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to reform the manner in which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is audited by the Comptroller General of the United States and the manner in which such audits are reported, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1207 H.R. 1211 1211 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand and improve health care services available to women veterans, especially those serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1211 H.R. 1231 1231 A bill to protect the property and security of homeowners who are subject to foreclosure proceedings, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services, and In addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1231 H.R. 1271 1271 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2351 West Atlantic Boulevard in Pom-pano Beach, Florida, as the "Elijah Pat Larkins Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the House, 11713 H.R. 1271 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 11713 H.R. 1271 H.R. 1294 1294 A bill to amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for the expedited consideration of certain proposed rescissions of budget authority; to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1294 H.R. 1308 1308 A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to adopt a program of professional and confidential screenings to detect mental health injuries acquired during deployment in support of a contingency operation and ultimately to reduce the incidence of suicide among veterans; to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1308 H.R. 1330 1330 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and title 5, United States Code, to require that group and individual health Insurance coverage and group health plans and Federal employees health benefit plans provide coverage of colorectal cancer screening; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1330 H.R. 1378 1378 A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to develop guidelines to be used on a voluntary basis to develop plans to manage the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis in schools and early childhood education programs, to establish school-based food allergy management grants, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1378 H.R. 1392 1392 A bill to amend title XVm of the Social Security Act to ensure more appropriate payment amounts for drugs and biologicals under part B of the Medicare Program by excluding customary prompt pay discounts extended to wholesalers from the manufacturer's average sales price; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1392 H.R. 1397 1397 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 41 Purdy Avenue in Rye, New York, as the "Caroline O'Day Post Office Building"; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Message from the House, 11713 H.R. 1397 Received in Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 11713 H.R. 1397 H.R. 1405 1405 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Head Start teachers the same above-the-line deduction for supplies as is allowed to elementary and secondary school teachers; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1405 H.R. 1430 1430 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit physical therapy services to be furnished under the Medicare Program to individuals under the care of a dentist; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the com-mittee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1430 H.R. 1454 1454 A bill to provide for the issuance of a Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal St to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1454 H.R. 1458 1458 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 Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1458 H.R. 1470 1470 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the deduction for the health Insurance costs of self-employed individuals be allowed In determining self-employment tax; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1470 H.R. 1479 1479 A bill to enhance the availability of capital, credit, and other banking and financial services for all citizens and communities, to ensure that community reinvestment requirements are updated to account for changes in the financial industry and that reinvestment requirements keep pace as banks, securities firms, and other financial service providers become affiliates as a result of the enactment of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1479 H.R. 1509 1509 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a standard home office deduction; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1509 H.R. 1521 1521 A bill to restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1521 H.R. 1544 1544 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for unlimited eligibility for health care for mental illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain periods of hostilities and war; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1544 H.R. 1551 1551 A bill to provide for the reduction of adolescent pregnancy, HIV rates, and other sexually transmitted diseases, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1551 H.R. 1552 1552 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the amount allowed as a deduction for start-up expenditures; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1552 H.R. 1581 1581 A bill to optimize the delivery of critical care medicine and expand the critical care workforce; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1581 H.R. 1585 1585 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve standards for physical education; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1585 H.R. 1594 1594 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to limit the deductibility of excessive rates of executive compensation; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1594 H.R. 1614 1614 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to community health coalitions to assist in the development of integrated health care delivery, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1614 H.R. 1622 1622 A bill to provide for a program of research, development, and demonstration on natural gas vehicles; to the Committee on Science and Technology. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1622 H.R. 1633 1633 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize a member of the Armed Forces to designate anyone as the person authorized to direct disposition of the remains of the member if the member dies while on active duty; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1633 H.R. 1640 1640 A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to protect consumers from usury, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1640 H.R. 1671 1671 A bill to understand and comprehensively address the oral health problems associated with methamphet-amine use; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1671 H.R. 1678 1678 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a bad debt de duction to doctors to partially offset the cost of providing uncompensated care required to be provided under amendments made by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1678 H.R. 1700 1700 A bill to authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in the District of Columbia to provide for the establishment of a National Women's History Museum; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1700 H.R. 1702 1702 A bill to authorize assistance for affordable housing and sustainable urban development in developing countries, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1702 H.R. 1708 1708 A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to phase out the 24-month waiting period for disabled individuals to become eligible for Medicare benefits, to eliminate the waiting period for Individuals with life-threatening conditions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1708 H.R. 1721 1721 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to help individuals with functional impairments and their families pay for services and supports that they need to maximize their functionality and independence and have choices about community participation, education, and employment, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Rules, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the ju-risdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1721 H.R. 1728 1728 A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to reform consumer mortgage practices and provide accountability for such practices, to provide cer-tain minimum standards for consumer mortgage loans, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Debated, 11741 H.R. 1728 Providing for consideration (H. Res. 406), 11876 H.R. 1728 H.R. 1744 1744 A bill to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to assure meaningful disclosures of the terms of rental-pur-chase agreements, including disclosures of all costs to consumers under such agreements, to provide certain substantive rights to consumers under such agreements, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1744 H.R. 1764 1764 A bill to require that amounts of assistance provided to financial institutions under the Troubled Asset Relief Program of the Secretary of the Treasury that are returned be used only for assistance for homeowners in accordance with the Making Home Affordable Program of the Secretary; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1764 H.R. 1774 1774 A bill to Incorporate smart grid capability into the Energy Star Program, to reduce peak electric demand, to reauthorize energy efficiency public information program to include Smart Grid information, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1774 H.R. 1775 1775 A bill to provide support to develop career and technical education programs of study and facilities in the areas of renewable energy; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1775 H.R. 1778 1778 A bill to provide for the establishment of national energy and environmental building retrofit policies for both residential and commercial buildings, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the com-mittee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1778 H.R. 1787 1787 A bill to amend the Clean Air Act regarding transportation fuels and establishment of a low carbon fuel standard; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1787 H.R. 1792 1792 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide recruitment and retention incentives for volunteer emergency service workers; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1792 H.R. 1826 1826 A bill to reform the financing of House elections, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1826 H.R. 1836 1836 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a payroll tax holiday for small businesses; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11878 H.R. 1836 H.R. 1842 1842 A bill to amend the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Administration's entrepreneurial development programs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Small Business. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1842 H.R. 1847 1847 A bill to require the inclusion of coal-derived fuel at certain volumes in aviation fuel, motor vehicle fuel, home heating oil, and boiler fuel; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1847 H.R. 1869 1869 A bill to require the President to call a White House Conference on Food and Nutrition; to the Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1869 H.R. 1870 1870 A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for relief to surviving spouses and children; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1870 H.R. 1877 1877 A bill to amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to reauthorize the Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1877 H.R. 1879 1879 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for employment and reemployment rights for certain individuals ordered to full-time National Guard duty; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1879 H.R. 1881 1881 A bill to enhance the transportation security functions of the Department of Homeland Security by providing for an enhanced personnel system for employees of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security, and In addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1881 H.R. 1903 1903 A bill to provide incentives for the residential housing market; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1903 H.R. 1910 1910 A bill to create the Office of the Chief Technology Officer within the Executive Office of the President; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1910 H.R. 1912 1912 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for qualified conservation contributions which include National Scenic Trails; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1912 H.R. 1934 1934 A bill to apply in fiscal year 2009 the exemption of returning workers from the numerical limitations for seasonal nonimmigrant workers in order to provide short-term immediate relief to small and seasonal businesses; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1934 H.R. 1941 1941 A bill to allow for additional flights beyond the perimeter restriction applicable to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1941 H.R. 1944 1944 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the subpart F exemption for active financing income; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1944 H.R. 1956 1956 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an offset against income tax refunds to pay for State judicial debts that are past-due; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1956 H.R. 1967 1967 A bill to prohibit funding organizations that support or participate in coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1967 H.R. 1980 1980 A bill to continue restrictions against and prohibit diplomatic recognition of the Government of North Korea, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1980 H.R. 1989 1989 A bill to provide for subsidies for interest on loans for rural multifamily housing guaranteed by the Rural Housing Service of the Department of Agriculture; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 1989 H.R. 2001 2001 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the battlefields of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2001 H.R. 2006 2006 A bill to amend the Social Security Act to enhance the Social Security of the Nation by ensuring adequate public-private infrastructure and to resolve to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and In addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2006 H.R. 2017 2017 A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to grant a Federal charterto the Military Officers Association of America, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2017 H.R. 2026 2026 A bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to make non-union training programs eligible for Federal funding under the "Green Jobs" program; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2026 H.R. 2028 2028 A bill to amend the Social Security Act to prevent unauthorized earnings from being credited toward benefits under title II of such Act and to make improvements in provisions governing totalization agreements, to amend the Social Security Act and the Immigration and Nationality Act to prevent unauthorized employment, and to improve coordination of the provisions of such Acts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Rules, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2028 H.R. 2036 2036 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to expand grant programs for gifted and talented students; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2036 H.R. 2058 2058 A bill to require mental health screenings for members of the Armed Forces who are deployed in connection with a contingency operation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2058 H.R. 2060 2060 A bill to provide grants to community colleges to improve the accessibility of computer labs and to provide information technology training for both students and members of the public seeking to improve their computer literacy and information technology skills; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2060 H.R. 2077 2077 A bill to amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to require notifications under that Act for mass layoffs that occur at more than one site of an employer and to increase penalties for violation of the Act; to the Committee on Education and Labor. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2077 H.R. 2083 2083 A bill to secure smuggling routes on the U.S.-Mexico border, better prevent the smuggling of narcotics and weapons across the border, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and In addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2083 H.R. 2097 2097 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the bicentennial of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2097 H.R. 2101 2101 A bill to promote reform and independence in the oversight of weapons system acquisition by the Department of Defense; to the Committee on Armed Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2101 H.R. 2105 2105 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2105 H.R. 2106 2106 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand workplace health incentives by equalizing the tax consequences of employee athletic facility use; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2106 H.R. 2110 2110 A bill to limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2110 H.R. 2123 2123 A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of and to commemorate the 1863 invasion of Pennsylvania, the Battle of Gettysburg and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2123 H.R. 2169 2169 A bill to limit Federal spending to a percentage of GDP; to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2169 H.R. 2172 2172 A bill to promote secure ferry transportation and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2172 H.R. 2182 2182 A bill to amend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide for enhanced State and local oversight of activities conducted pursuant to such Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2182 H.R. 2192 2192 A bill to establish an integrated Federal program to protect, restore, and conserve the Nation's natural resources in response to the threats of climate change and ocean acidification; to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, 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, 11879 H.R. 2192 H.R. 2194 2194 A bill to amend the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 to enhance United States diplomatic efforts with respect to Iran by expanding economic sanctions against Iran; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2194 H.R. 2197 2197 A bill to assist the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to determine whether a franchisee is affiliated with a franchisor in the temporary employee services industry, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Small Business. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2197 H.R. 2198 2198 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a shorter recovery period for the depreciation of certain systems installed in nonresidential real property or residential rental property; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2198 H.R. 2203 2203 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on telephone and other communications services; to the Committee on Ways and Means. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2203 H.R. 2220 2220 A bill to amend titles V and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve essential oral health care for lower-income individuals under the Maternal and Child Health Program and the Medicaid Program; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2220 H.R. 2223 2223 A bill to provide for nationwide expansion of the pilot program for national and State background checks on direct patient access employees of long-term care facilities or providers; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2223 H.R. 2245 2245 A bill to authorize the President, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the historic and first lunar landing by humans in 1969, to award gold medals on behalf of the United States Congress to Neil A. Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon; Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., the pilot of the lunar module and second person to walk on the moon; Michael Collins, the pilot of their Apollo 11 mission's command module; and, the first American to orbit the Earth, John Herschel Glenn, Jr; to the Committee on Financial Services. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2245 H.R. 2251 2251 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Cosponsors added, 11879 H.R. 2251 H.R. 2265 2265 A bill to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Magna Water District water reuse and groundwater recharge project, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. CHAFFETZ (for himself, Mr. Bishop of Utah, and Mr. Matheson), 11876 H.R. 2265 H.R. 2266 2266 A bill to delay for 1 year the date for compliance with certain regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System under subchapter IV of chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code; to the Committee on Financial Services. By Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, 11876 H.R. 2266 H.R. 2267 2267 A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the licensing of Internet gambling activities by the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide for consumer protections on the Internet, to enforce the tax code, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. By Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts (for himself, Mr. Paul, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Watt, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Wexler, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Perriello, and Mr. Sablan), 11876 H.R. 2267 H.R. 2268 2268 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to regulate and tax Internet gambling; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. McDERMOTT (for himself and Mr. Frank of Massachusetts), 11876 H.R. 2268 H.R. 2269 2269 A bill to establish the Gulf Coast Civic Works Commission within the Department of Homeland Security Office of Federal Coordinator of Gulf Coast Rebuilding to administer the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project to provide job-training opportunities and increase employment to aid in the recovery of the Gulf Coast region; to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. By Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California (for herself, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Stark, Mr. Cao, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Rangel, and Mr. Melancon), 11876 H.R. 2269 H.R. 2270 2270 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of a compensation fund to make payments to qualified World War II veterans on the basis of certain qualifying service; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. By Mr. BUYER (for himself, Mr. Walz, and Ms. Herseth Sandlin), 11876 H.R. 2270 H.R. 2271 2271 A bill to prevent United States businesses from cooperating with repressive governments in transforming the Internet Into a tool of censorship and surveillance, to fulfill the responsibility of the United States Government to promote freedom of expression on the Internet, to restore public confidence in the integrity of United States businesses, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. By Mr. SMITH of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Rohrabacher, and Mr. McCotter), 11876 H.R. 2271 H.R. 2272 2272 A bill to lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. By Mr. RUSH (for himself, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Watt, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Costello, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Farr, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Clarke, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Mr. Towns, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Ms. Waters, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Payne, Mr. Clay, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Filner, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. McDermott, and Mr. Lewis of Georgia), 11876 H.R. 2272 H.R. 2273 2273 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. By Ms. SCHAKOWSKY (for herself, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Stark, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Sherman, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Ellison, and Ms. Baldwin), 11876 H.R. 2273 H.R. 2274 2274 A bill to repeal Ineffective or unneccesary education programs in order to restore the focus of Federal programs on quality preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education programs for disadvantaged students and students with disabilities; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr. McKEON (for himself, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Cantor, Mr. Pence, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Lin-der, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Marchant, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Lamborn, and Mr. Chaffetz), 11876 H.R. 2274 H.R. 2275 2275 A bill to support research and public awareness activities with respect to inflammatory bowel disease, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. JACKSON of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Crenshaw, and Mr. Castle), 11876 H.R. 2275 H.R. 2276 2276 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. By Mrs. BONO MACK (for herself and Mrs. Lowey), 11876 H.R. 2276 H.R. 2277 2277 A bill to establish and provide for the treatment of Individual Development Accounts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. POMEROY (for himself, Mr. Pitts, Ms. Schwartz, and Mr. Brady of Texas), 11876 H.R. 2277 H.R. 2278 2278 A bill to direct the President to transmit to Congress a report on anti-American incitement to violence in the Middle East, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Mr. BILIRAKIS (for himself and Mr. Crowley), 11876 H.R. 2278 H.R. 2279 2279 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 Program; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. By Ms. CASTOR of Florida (for herself, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Rush, Ms. Bordallo, Ms. Norton, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Lee of California, and Ms. Sutton), 11877 H.R. 2279 H.R. 2280 2280 A bill to reauthorize the impact aid program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Ms. HIRONO (for herself, Mr. Terry, Mr. Kissell, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. McIntyre, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Costello, Mr. Larsen of Washington, and Mr. Sires), 11877 H.R. 2280 H.R. 2281 2281 A bill to establish a temporary program in the Small Business Administration to assist small business concerns by decreasing interest payments for certain loans, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. By Mr. KAGEN (for himself and Mr. Edwards of Texas), 11877 H.R. 2281 H.R. 2282 2282 A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. KING of New York, 11877 H.R. 2282 H.R. 2283 2283 A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to permit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to waive the lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements for renewable fuel production, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. By Mr. MORAN of Kansas, 11877 H.R. 2283 H.R. 2284 2284 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Individuals to defer tax on income reinvested in a partnership or S corporation; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. PAULSEN, 11877 H.R. 2284 H.R. 2285 2285 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a business credit for the acquisition of fleet vehicles; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. PETERS, 11877 H.R. 2285 H.R. 2286 2286 A bill to amend title H of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that an employee whose employment for an employer is not otherwise covered for Social Security benefit purposes may irrevocably elect to have his or her employment with such employer treated as so covered and subject to Social Security taxes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. ROHRABACHER, 11877 H.R. 2286 H.R. 2287 2287 A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to exclude from creditable wages and self-employment income wages earned for services by aliens illegally performed in the United States and self-employment income derived from a trade or business illegally conducted in the United States; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. ROHRABACHER (for himself, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Bilirakis, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Jones, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Marchant, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Platts, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Simpson, and Mr. Smith of Nebraska), 11877 H.R. 2287 H.R. 2288 2288 A bill to amend Public Law 106-392 to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2023; to the Committee on Natural Resources. By Mr. SALAZAR (for himself, Ms. Markey of Colorado, Mr. Lujan, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Polis of Colorado, Mrs. Lummis, and Mr. Teague), 11877 H.R. 2288 H.R. 2289 2289 A bill to establish a meaningful opportunity for parole or similar release for child offenders sentenced to life in prison, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. SCOTT of Virginia (for himself and Mr. Conyers), 11877 H.R. 2289 H.R. 2290 2290 A bill to provide for the application of measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, Syria, or North Korea certain goods, services, or technology that could assist Iran, Syria, or North Korea to extract or mill their domestic sources of uranium ore; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Mr. SHERMAN (for himself, Mr. Royce, and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen), 11877 H.R. 2290 H.R. 2291 2291 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests In order to promote the early detection of cancer; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. By Mr. THOMPSON of California (for himself and Mr. Reichert), 11877 H.R. 2291 H.R. 2292 2292 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 require coverage of preventive care for children; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, 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. By Mr. THOMPSON of California (for himself and Mr. Blumenauer), 11877 H.R. 2292 H.R. 2293 2293 A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to require a Public Health Advisory Committee on Trade to be included in the trade advisory committee system, to require public health organizations to be included on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and other relevant sectoral or functional advisory committees, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. VAN HOLLEN (for himself and Mr. Doggett), 11877 H.R. 2293 S.J. Res. 14 14 A joint resolution to acknowledge a long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies by the Federal Government regarding Indian tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of the United States; to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11717 S.J. Res. 14 S.J. Res. 15 15 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. VITTER (for himself, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Grass-ley, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Burr, Mr. Johanns, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Thune, Mr. Risch, and Ms. Murkowski), 11715 S.J. Res. 15 S. Res. 7 7 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding designation of the month of November as "National Military Family Month"; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11717 S. Res. 7 S. Res. 111 111 A resolution recognizing June 6, 2009 as the 70th anniversary of the tragic date when the M.S. St. Louis, a ship carrying Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, returned to Europe after its passengers were refused admittance to the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11717 S. Res. 111 S. Res. 132 132 A resolution commending the heroic efforts of the people fighting the floods in North Dakota. Agreed to in the Senate, 11730 S. Res. 132 ByMr. DORGAN (for himself and Mr. Conrad), 11715 S. Res. 132 Text, 11725 11730 S. Res. 132 S. Res. 133 133 A resolution designating May 1 through May 7, 2009 as "National Physical Education and Sport Week". Agreed to in the Senate, 11730 S. Res. 133 ByMs. KLOBUCHAR (for herself and Mr. Thune), 11715 S. Res. 133 Text, 11725 11730 S. Res. 133 S. Res. 134 134 A resolution congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and administrators at charter schools across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education and supporting the ideas and goals of the 10th annual National Charter Schools Week, May 3 through May 9, 2009. Agreed to in the Senate, 11730 S. Res. 134 ByMs. LANDRIEU (for herself, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Carper, Mr. Bayh, Mr. Burr, Mr. Gregg, and Mr. Vitter), 11715 S. Res. 134 Text, 11725 11731 S. Res. 134 S. Res. 138 138 A resolution designating May 8, 2009 as "Military Spouse Appreciation Day". Agreed to in the Senate, 11731 S. Res. 138 By Mr. BURR (for himself and Mrs. Fein-stein), 11715 S. Res. 138 Text, 11726 11731 S. Res. 138 S. 52 52 A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 100 percent reimbursement for medical assistance provided to a Native Hawaiian through a Federally-qualified health center or a Native Hawaiian health care system; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 11715 S. 52 S. 144 144 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove cell phones from listed property under section 280F; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 11715 S. 144 S. 211 211 A bill to facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 telephone service for information and referral on human services and volunteer services, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 11715 S. 211 S. 386 386 A bill to improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud, and other frauds related to federal assistance and relief programs, for the recovery of funds lost to these frauds, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Debated, 11829 S. 386 Message from the House, 11713 S. 386 Rules suspended. Passed House amended, 11840 S. 386 Text, 11829 S. 386 S. 407 407 A bill to increase, effective as of December 1, 2009 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, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11715 S. 407 S. 417 417 A bill to enact a safe, fair, and responsible state secrets privilege Act; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11715 S. 417 S. 421 421 A bill to impose a temporary moratorium on the phase out of the Medicare hospice budget neutrality adjustment factor; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 421 S. 423 423 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize advance appropriations for certain medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs by providing two-fiscal year budget authority, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 423 S. 449 449 A bill to protect free speech; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 449 S. 454 454 A bill to improve the organization and procedures of the Department of Defense for the acquisition of major weapon systems, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services. Amendments, 11687 11702 11707 11727 11728 S. 454 Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 454 Debated, 11687 S. 454 S. 468 468 A bill to amend title XVHI of the Social Security Act to improve access to emergency medical services and the quality and efficiency of care furnished in emergency departments of hospitals and critical access hospitals by establishing a bipartisan commission to examine factors that affect the effective delivery of such services, by providing for additional payments for certain physician services furnished in such emergency de-partments, and by establishing a Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services Working Group, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 468 S. 475 475 A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to guarantee the equity of spouses of military personnel with regard to matters of residency, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 475 S. 491 491 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health insurance premiums on a pretax basis and to allow a deduction for TRICARE supplemental premiums; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 491 S. 561 561 A bill to authorize a supplemental funding source for catastrophic emergency wildland fire suppression activities on Department of the Interior and National Forest System lands, to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a cohesive wildland fire management strategy, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 561 S. 581 581 A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to require the exclusion of combat pay from income for purposes of determining eligibility for child nutrition programs and the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 581 S. 614 614 A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots ("WASP"); to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 614 S. 638 638 A bill to provide grants to promote financial and economic literacy; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 638 S. 700 700 A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to phase out the 24-month waiting period for disabled individuals to become eligible for Medicare benefits, to eliminate the waiting period for individuals with life-threatening conditions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 700 S. 799 799 A bill to designate as wilderness certain Federal portions of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin Deserts in the State of Utah for the benefit of present and future generations of people in the United States; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 799 S. 816 816 A bill to preserve the rights granted under second amendment to the Constitution in national parks and national wildlife refuge areas; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 816 S. 849 849 A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on black carbon emissions; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 849 S. 870 870 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the credit for renewable electricity production to include electricity produced from biomass for on-site use and to modify the credit period for certain facilities producing electricity from open-loop biomass; to the Committee on Finance. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 870 S. 896 896 A bill to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability. Amendments, 11656 S. 896 Debated, 11654 11660 S. 896 Message from the Senate, 11863 S. 896 Passed Senate amended, 11667 S. 896 Received in House and held at desk, 11863 S. 896 Text, 11667 S. 896 S. 930 7 A bill to promote secure ferry transportation and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 7 S. 934 7 A bill to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve the nutrition and health of schoolchildren and protect the Federal investment in the national school lunch and breakfast programs by updating the national school nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold outside of school meals to conform to current nutrition science; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 7 S. 941 7 A bill to reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, modernize firearm laws and regulations, protect the community from criminals, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 7 S. 943 7 A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to permit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to waive the llfecycle greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements for renewable fuel production, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Cosponsors added, 11716 S. 7 S. 962 7 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, 11717 S. 7 S. 982 7 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 Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsors added, 11717 S. 7 S. 983 7 A bill to reform the essential air service program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. By Ms. SNOWE (for herself and Mr. Bingaman), 11715 S. 7 S. 984 7 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for arthritis research and public health, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. By Mrs. BOXER (for herself, Mr. Bond, and Mr. Kennedy), 11715 S. 7 S. 985 7 A bill to establish and provide for the treatment of Individual Development Accounts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. By Mrs. LINCOLN (for herself, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Lieberman, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Kerry, and Ms. Collins), 11715 S. 7 S. 986 7 A bill to support the establishment or expansion and operation of programs using a network of public and private community entities to provide mentoring for children In foster care; to the Committee on Finance. By Ms. LANDRIEU (for herself, Mr. Bayh, and Mrs. Lincoln), 11715 S. 7 S. 987 7 A bill to protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. By Mr. DURBIN (for himself, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Brown, and Mrs. Murray), 11715 S. 7 Text, 11718 S. 7 S. 988 7 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow small businesses to set up simple cafeteria plans to provide nontaxable employee benefits to their employees, to make changes in the requirements for cafeteria plans, flexible spending accounts, and benefits provided under such plans or accounts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. By Ms. SNOWE (for herself, Mr. Bond, and Mr. Bingaman), 11715 S. 7 Text, 11720 S. 7 S. 989 7 A bill to amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to promote energy independence, increase competition, democratize energy generation, and provide for the connection of certain small electric energy generation systems, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. By Mr. MENENDEZ (for himself, Mr. Lieberman, and Mr. Sanders), 11715 S. 7 S. 990 7 A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to expand access to healthy afterschool meals for school children in working families; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. By Ms. STABENOW (for herself, Mr. Lugar, and Mr. Sanders), 11715 S. 7 S. 991 7 A bill to declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress' powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution; to the Committee on By Mr. INHOFE, 11715 S. 7 Text, 11724 S. 7 S. 992 7 A bill to amend title 4, United States Code, to declare English as the national language of the Government of the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 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