[Congressional Record Index (2003)]
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AARON, ANNIE MAE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E513 [19MR]




AARP (organization)

  Articles and editorials
      AARP Accused of Conflict of Interest, H12254 [21NO]
      AARP Calls on Vermont Congressional Delegation To Vote for 
        Medicare Rx Bill, S15694 [24NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Medicare: decision to support reform legislation (see H. Res. 
        461), H11702 [20NO]
  Letters
      Financial Literacy and Education Coordinating Act, S10061 [28JY]
      Medicare prescription drug benefit coverage gap, S8387 [24JN]
      Mutual Fund Transparency Act, S14039 [5NO]
      Prohibit funding for implementing IRS regulations allowing the 
        conversion of defined benefit pension plans into cash balance 
        plans, S13091 [23OC]
      Social Security Protection Act, H1541 [5MR], H2650 [2AP]
      Transportation Enhancement Program funding, H7874 [4SE]
      Use of statistical age-adjusted analysis to determine the 
        benefits of pollution control, S14934 [17NO]
  Press releases
      AARP Endorses Medicare Prescription Drug Bill, H11498 [18NO]
  Remarks in House
      Ironwood, MI: anniversary of AARP chapter #556, E1328 [23JN]
      Medicare: alleged conflict of interest relative to endorsement 
        of Medicare reform and prescription drug coverage, H11494-
        H11496, H11498 [18NO], H11520 [19NO], H12253 [21NO]
      ------decision to support reform legislation, H11635, H11638 
        [19NO]
      Shepp, Joseph: AARP (organization) Nevada Andrus Award for 
        Community Service recipient, E2240 [5NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Medicare: alleged conflict of interest relative to endorsement 
        of Medicare reform and prescription drug coverage, S15585 
        [22NO], S15729 [24NO]




ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES RECLAMATION ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 504), E154 [6FE]




ABANDONED INFANTS ASSISTANCE ACT

  Amendments
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (S. 342), S4872 [3AP]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 
        276), H5436 [17JN]
  Appointments
      Conferees: S. 342, Keeping Children and Families Safe Act, S4879 
        [3AP], H2836 [7AP]
  Bills and resolutions
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (see S. 342), S2187 [11FE]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), consideration of conference report (see H. 
        Res. 276), H5407 [16JN]
  Conference reports
      Keeping Children and Families Safe Act (S. 342), H5307-H5316 
        [12JN]
  Remarks in House
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (S. 342), conference report, 
        H5439-H5444 [17JN]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 
        276), H5431-H5437 [17JN]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), insert H.R. 14 language in lieu, H2364 
        [26MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (S. 342), S2190-S2200 [11FE], 
        S4032 [19MR], S4872 [3AP]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), conference report, S8257-S8260 [19JN]
  Reports filed
      Consideration of Conference Report on S. 342, Keeping Children 
        and Families Safe Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 
        276) (H. Rept. 108-154), H5407 [16JN]
      Keeping Children and Families Safe Act: Committee of Conference 
        (S. 342) (H. Rept. 108-150), H5364 [12JN]
      ------Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 
        (Senate) (S. 342) (S. Rept. 108-12), S3086 [4MR]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 276, consideration of conference report on S. 342, 
        Keeping Children and Families Safe Act, H5431 [17JN]
      S. 342, Keeping Children and Families Safe Act, S2191-S2199 
        [11FE], S4032-S4040 [19MR], S4872-S4879 [3AP], H2364-H2372 
        [26MR]




ABBAS, ALI ISMAEEL

  Bills and resolutions
      Kuwait: express appreciation for medical assistance provided to 
        Ali Ismaeel Abbas and other children of Iraq and for 
        additional humanitarian aid provided by the Government and 
        people of Kuwait (see S. Con. Res. 45), S6624 [19MY]
      ------express appreciation for medical assistance provided to 
        Ali Ismaeel Abbas and other children of Iraq and for 
        additional humanitarian aid provided by the government and 
        people of Kuwait (see H. Con. Res. 205), H4876 [3JN]
  Texts of
      S. Con. Res. 45, express appreciation for medical assistance 
        provided by Kuwait to Ali Ismaeel Abbas and other children of 
        Iraq and for additional humanitarian aid provided by the 
        Government and people of Kuwait, S6633 [19MY]




ABBAS, MAHMOUD

  Remarks in House
      Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian peace initiatives, E1193 [10JN]




ABBASY, MUNIR H.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E223 [13FE]




ABBEY, RUTH

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S8895 [7JY]




ABBOT, STEVE

  Letters
      War on terrorism and homeland security funding relative to 
        omnibus consolidated appropriations, S1001 [16JA]




ABBOTT, ANDE

  Letters
      Study new source review program changes relative to preventing 
        deterioration of clean air regulations and determine effects 
        on air pollution and human health, S1215 [21JA]
  Statements
      Study New Source Review Program Changes Relative To Preventing 
        Deterioration of Clean Air Regulations and Determine Effects 
        on Air Pollution and Human Health, S1214 [21JA]




ABBOTT, HERSCHEL L., JR.

  Letters
      Troops Phone Home Free Act, S4616 [1AP]




ABDALLA, MARGARET ANN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2503 [8DE]




ABEL, LAURA K.

  Articles and editorials
      Drawing Lines for Dollars--Scientists Get Federal and Private 
        Funding Under One Roof. Why Can't Legal Aid Lawyers?, S6599 
        [19MY]
      White House Takes Opposing Views on Charities, S6599 [19MY]




ABELL, CHARLES S.

  Letters
      Nomination of Robert T. Clark to be Army lieutenant general, 
        S15036 [18NO]




ABELSON, REED

  Articles and editorials
      Demand, but No Capital, at Nonprofit Hospitals, S77 [7JA]
      Hospitals Say They're Penalized by Medicare for Improving Care, 
        S16139 [9DE]




ABERCROMBIE, NEIL (a Representative from Hawaii)

  Appointments
      Conferee: H.R. 1588, Dept. of Defense appropriations for 
        military activities and prescribing personnel strengths, H6907 
        [16JY]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      AARP: decision to support Medicare reform legislation (see H. 
        Res. 461), H12312 [21NO]
      Abortion: provide freedom of choice to military personnel 
        serving overseas (see H.R. 2062), H3973 [9MY]
      Afghanistan: authorize assistance for women and girls (see H.R. 
        1482), H4877 [3JN]
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (see H.R. 2519), H5661 [19JN]
      American Dental Association: tribute to Give Kids a Smile 
        program, emphasize need to improve access to dental care for 
        children, and thank dentists for volunteering their time to 
        help provide needed dental care (see H. Res. 136), H3684 [6MY]
      Animals: assist in conservation of marine turtles and nesting 
        habitats in foreign countries (see H.R. 3378), H12312 [21NO]
      ------control and eradicate the brown tree snake in Guam and 
        prevent introduction of the brown tree snake to other areas of 
        the U.S. (see H.R. 3479), H11133 [7NO]
      ------prohibit the intentional feeding of bears on Federal lands 
        (see H.R. 1472), H4205 [15MY]
      Archivist of the U.S.: establish the Holocaust Insurance 
        Registry and require certain disclosures by insurers (see H.R. 
        1210), H1745 [11MR]
      Argentina: anniversary of terrorist attack on Jewish Cultural 
        Center in Buenos Aires and highlight the attack as 
        characteristic of the threat to the U.S. from terrorist groups 
        operating from Latin America (see H. Res. 325), H7840 [3SE]
      Armed Forces: exempt certain members from requirement to pay 
        subsistence charges while hospitalized (see H.R. 2998), H8083 
        [9SE]
      ------improve benefits for members, veterans, and their 
        dependents and survivors (see H.R. 2569), H6271 [7JY]
      ------require Presidential report to Congress detailing possible 
        consequences of using military force against Iraq (see H.J. 
        Res. 24), H1747 [11MR]
      ------restore the tax-exempt status of death gratuity payments 
        (see H.R. 693), H391 [11FE]
      ------support members engaging in military action in Iraq (see 
        H. Con. Res. 103), H2270 [20MR]
      ------tribute (see H.J. Res. 12), H392 [11FE]
      Arms control: support nonproliferation programs (see H.R. 1719), 
        H3301 [10AP]
      Army: close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
        Cooperation and establish a joint congressional task force to 
        assess the education and training needs for Latin American 
        military personnel (see H.R. 1258), H12311 [21NO]
      Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act: expand coverage (see H.R. 
        2248), H4736 [22MY]
      ------increase amount of loss or damage coverage, in the 
        aggregate and for single exhibitions (see H.R. 829), H3637 
        [1MY]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: support goals and ideals 
        (see H. Con. Res. 182), H4130 [14MY]
      Assault weapons: reauthorize ban on production of assault 
        weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (see 
        H.R. 2038), H5408 [16JN]
      Aviation: improve training requirements for and require 
        certification of cabin crew members (see H.R. 1889), H3570 
        [30AP]
      ------provide relief to the airline industry (see H.R. 1366), 
        H2402 [26MR]
      Aznar, Jose M.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 2131), 
        H9687 [17OC]
      Blackwell, Lucien E.: tribute (see H. Res. 169), H2586 [1AP]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (see H.R. 2330), H4977 [4JN]
      Bush, President: request report entitled ``Operation Iraqi 
        Freedom Strategic Lessons Learned'' and other materials on 
        planning for reconstruction and security of post-war Iraq (see 
        H. Res. 358), H8016 [5SE] (see H. Res. 364), H8082 [9SE]
      ------request transmission of documents or other materials to 
        the House of Representatives relative to the possession of 
        weapons of mass destruction by Iraq (see H. Res. 260), H5409 
        [16JN]
      Cambodia: honor victims of genocide (see H. Con. Res. 83), H1681 
        [6MR]
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: authorize grants to 
        local educational agencies to support purchase or lease and 
        use of vending machines that offer healthy foods and beverages 
        in schools (see H.R. 2225), H4734 [22MY]
      Chavez, Cesar E.: commemorate birthday (see H. Res. 112), H1466 
        [27FE]
      Children and youth: enhance operation of the AMBER Alert 
        communications plan to expedite the recovery of abducted 
        children (see H.R. 412), H1954 [18MR]
      ------establish a grant program to provide comprehensive eye 
        examinations (see H.R. 2173), H8017 [5SE]
      ------establish Child Care Provider Development and Retention 
        Grant Program, Child Care Provider Scholarship Program, and 
        child care provider health benefits program (see H.R. 2377), 
        H5089 [9JN]
      ------provide grants to State child welfare systems, increase 
        Social Security match for private agencies receiving child 
        welfare training funds, and authorize loan forgiveness to 
        child welfare workers (see H.R. 2437), H5665 [19JN]
      ------provide opportunities to improve the lives of all children 
        and enable them to reach their fullest potential (see H.R. 
        936), H1395 [26FE]
      ------reauthorize certain school lunch and child nutrition 
        programs (see H.R. 3232), H9478 [15OC]
      China, People's Republic of: condemn relative to individuals 
        being held as prisoners of conscience for their involvement in 
        efforts to end the occupation of Tibet (see H. Res. 157), 
        H3355 [11AP]
      ------require Dept. of the Treasury report on exchange rate 
        policies and impose additional tariffs on products based on 
        the rate of currency exchange manipulation (see H.R. 3058), 
        H8285 [16SE]
      ------withdraw normal trade relations status (see H.R. 3228), 
        H9213 [2OC]
      Citizenship: provide for the automatic acquisition of 
        citizenship by certain Amerasians (see H.R. 3360), H9811 
        [21OC]
      Civil Air Patrol: make volunteer members eligible for public 
        safety officer death benefits (see H.R. 732), H1642 [5MR]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see H.R. 1688), H3051 [9AP]
      ------provide equal access to opportunity in education, 
        business, and employment and support affirmative action 
        programs in securing such equal access (see H. Res. 32), H171 
        [27JA]
      Civil War--U.S.: posthumously proclaim soldiers of Asian descent 
        who fought in the Civil War to be honorary U.S. citizens (see 
        H.J. Res. 45), H2703 [2AP]
      Classified information: establish a process for executive 
        agencies for declassifying and disclosing certain documents 
        relating to human rights abuses in foreign countries (see H.R. 
        2534), H5662 [19JN]
      Colleges and universities: authorize grants for institutions of 
        higher education serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islander 
        Americans (see H.R. 333), H138 [8JA]
      ------permit States to determine residency standards for higher 
        education purposes and cancel removal and adjust status of 
        certain long-term resident alien students (see H.R. 1684), 
        H9478 [15OC]
      ------recognize contributions of historically Black colleges and 
        universities (see H. Res. 86), H3053 [9AP]
      Columbia (space shuttle): award Congressional Gold Medal 
        posthumously to crew (see H.R. 525), H1682 [6MR]
      Compact of Free Association: amend to provide adequate Compact-
        impact aid (see H.R. 2716), H6706 [14JY]
      Computers: encourage use of web-based enrollment systems in the 
        State Children's Health Insurance Program (see H.R. 1633), 
        H7086 [17JY]
      ------reduce unsolicited commercial e-mail and protect children 
        from unsolicited e-mail containing sexually oriented 
        advertisements (see H.R. 1933), H4740 [22MY]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (see H.R. 2264), H5268 [11JN]
      Contraceptives: establish a public education and awareness 
        program relative to emergency contraception (see H.R. 1812), 
        H3353 [11AP]
      ------require equitable coverage of drugs, devices, and services 
        under health insurance plans (see H.R. 2727), H8083 [9SE]
      Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination 
        Against Women: ratification (see H. Res. 21), H1467 [27FE]
      Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of 
        Genocide: reaffirm support and commemorate anniversary of 
        Genocide Convention Implementation Act (see H. Res. 193), 
        H4740 [22MY]
      Corrie, Rachel: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 111), H2515 [31MR]
      Courts: establish domestic violence court systems from amounts 
        available for grants to combat violence against women (see 
        H.R. 3424), H10236 [30OC]
      ------restore the Federal civil rights remedy for victims of 
        gender-motivated violence (see H.R. 394), H217 [28JA]
      Cuba: lift trade embargo (see H.R. 1698), H3051 [9AP]
      ------lift travel restrictions (see H.R. 2071), H4010 [13MY]
      ------make exception to trade embargo for food, medicines, and 
        goods and services intended for children, lift travel 
        restrictions, and provide scholarships for certain Cuban 
        nationals (see H.R. 3422), H11360 [17NO]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: acquire and manage lands in Puerto Rico to 
        protect critical aquifers, watersheds, and the tropical 
        forests of the Karst Region (see H.R. 2488), H5815 [24JN]
      ------provide for a Biofuels Feedstocks Energy Reserve and 
        authorize loans for the production, distribution, development, 
        and storage of biofuels (see H.R. 130), H172 [27JA]
      Dept. of Defense: develop and implement a plan to provide 
        chiropractic health care services and benefits as part of the 
        TRICARE program (see H.R. 3476), H11652 [19NO]
      ------prioritize transfer of excess personal property to the 
        Forest Service Federal Excess Personal Property Program in 
        order to be loaned to rural fire departments (see H.R. 1311), 
        H1952 [18MR]
      Dept. of Education: conduct a study of the dropout rate of 
        Native Americans and students who reside in American Samoa, 
        Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam (see H.R. 1486), H2471 
        [27MR]
      ------provide student loan forgiveness to graduates who enter 
        into certain public service (see H.R. 1306), H1952 [18MR]
      Dept. of Energy: authorizing appropriations for the Office of 
        Science (see H.R. 34), H52 [7JA]
      ------cooperate in the international magnetic fusion burning 
        plasma experiment or develop a domestic experiment to 
        accelerate understanding and development of fusion as a long 
        term energy source (see H.R. 1282), H2271 [20MR]
      Dept. of HHS: award grants to associate degree schools of 
        nursing and professional nursing organizations to improve 
        nursing education (see H.R. 2053), H6264 [26JN]
      ------establish, promote, and support a comprehensive 
        prevention, research, and medical management referral program 
        for hepatitis C virus infection (see H.R. 3539), H12312 [21NO]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: Office for Domestic Preparedness 
        grant programs funding (see H.R. 764), H2312 [25MR]
      ------reimburse State, local, and Indian tribal governments for 
        certain costs relating to the mobilization of Reserves who are 
        first responder personnel of such governments or tribes (see 
        H.R. 1803), H3352 [11AP]
      Dept. of HUD: reauthorize the Public Housing Drug Elimination 
        Program (see H.R. 1981), H3682 [6MY]
      Dept. of Justice: extend authorization for the Bulletproof Vest 
        Partnership Grant Program (see H.R. 1708), H3454 [29AP]
      Dept. of Labor: establish Small Employer Health Benefits Program 
        (see H.R. 2850), H7615 [24JY]
      Dept. of Peace: establish (see H.R. 1673), H2938 [8AP]
      Dept. of the Interior: implement final rule to phase out 
        snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park, John D. 
        Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and Grand Teton National 
        Park, and snowplane use in Grand Teton National Park (see H.R. 
        1130), H1679 [6MR]
      Dept. of Transportation: establish a pilot grant program to 
        provide assistance for the capital and startup costs of 
        streetcar development and revitalization (see H.R. 1315), 
        H3571 [30AP]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: extend health care coverage to 
        qualified World War II Filipino veterans (see H.R. 2352), 
        H5043 [5JN]
      ------improve allocation of health care resources to different 
        geographic regions in the U.S. (see H.R. 890), H1332 [25FE]
      ------provide benefits to individuals with spina bifida who are 
        children of Vietnam veterans that were exposed to a herbicide 
        agent (see H.R. 533), H463 [12FE]
      ------provide service-connected disability benefits for persons 
        disabled by treatment or vocational rehabilitation provided by 
        the Dept., and for survivors of persons dying from such 
        treatment (see H.R. 843), H703 [13FE]
      ------require congressional notification prior to implementation 
        of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services 
        initiative (see H.R. 2808), H7225 [21JY]
      ------restore certain aspects of Native American Veteran Housing 
        Loan Program (see H.R. 2595), H6265 [26JN]
      ------suspend authority to increase drug copayment for treatment 
        of non-service-connected disabilities and increase pension 
        rates for certain surviving spouses (see H.R. 627), H463 
        [12FE]
      Discrimination: express that high-level Federal officials should 
        not belong to a club that discriminates on the basis of sex or 
        race (see H. Con. Res. 130), H2940 [8AP]
      Diseases: authorize grants for treatment and support services 
        for Alzheimer's disease patients and their families (see H.R. 
        3451), H10457 [5NO]
      ------authorize grants to provide treatment for diabetes within 
        minority communities (see H.R. 2553), H6265 [26JN]
      ------eliminate tuberculosis (see H.R. 2068), H5815 [24JN]
      ------extend issuance of special postage stamps to fund breast 
        cancer research (see H.R. 1385), H5408 [16JN]
      ------increase public awareness of scleroderma (see H. Con. Res. 
        30), H6349 [8JY]
      ------increased support and funding to combat juvenile diabetes 
        (see H. Con. Res. 107), H2823 [3AP]
      ------international tuberculosis control (see H.R. 2069), H5815 
        [24JN]
      ------issue commemorative postage stamp to promote public 
        awareness of Down syndrome (see H. Con. Res. 247), H9983 
        [28OC]
      ------prevent and cure diabetes and promote and improve the care 
        of diabetic individuals within minority populations (see H.R. 
        1916), H7618 [24JY]
      ------prohibit interference by certain education grant 
        recipients with a student's treatment of his or her diabetes 
        (see H.R. 3178), H8949 [25SE]
      Domestic violence: research health impact and prevention and 
        provide training and Federal coverage for health care 
        professionals to identify and treat families experiencing 
        family violence (see H.R. 1267), H1900 [13MR]
      Drugs: establish fairer pricing for prescription drugs for 
        individuals without access to discounted prices (see H.R. 
        1694), H3051 [9AP]
      ------use of marijuana for medicinal purposes (see H.R. 1717), 
        H9478 [15OC] (see H.R. 2233), H9384 [14OC]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see H.R. 57), H53 [7JA]
      ------repeal sunset on expansion of the adoption credit and 
        adoption assistance programs (see H.R. 336), H4738 [22MY] (see 
        H.R. 1057), H4876 [3JN]
      Education: authorize grants to local educational agencies for 
        teacher mentoring programs (see H.R. 1611), H3637 [1MY]
      ------establish academies for teachers and students of American 
        history and civics and a national alliance of teachers of 
        American history and civics (see H.R. 1078), H5267 [11JN]
      ------expand loan forgiveness and loan cancellation programs for 
        teachers and nurses (see H.R. 934), H2312 [25MR]
      ------improve access to printed instructional materials used by 
        blind or other print-disabled persons in elementary and 
        secondary schools (see H.R. 490), H324 [5FE]
      ------increase amount of loan forgiveness for teachers (see H.R. 
        1751), H3303 [10AP]
      ------oppose any changes to Title IX prohibiting gender 
        discrimination in educational and athletic programs (see H. 
        Res. 137), H1956 [18MR]
      ------provide educational opportunities for all students in 
        State public school systems (see H.R. 236), H1682 [6MR]
      ------provide student loan forgiveness to teachers who work in 
        tribal colleges or universities (see H.R. 365), H170 [27JA]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: amend Impact Aid Program 
        relative to delivery of payments to local educational agencies 
        (see H.R. 932), H2271 [20MR]
      ------authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 2107), H8083 [9SE] 
        (see H.R. 2394), H5929 [25JN]
      Employment: prohibit discrimination on the basis of affectional 
        or sexual orientation (see H.R. 3285), H9376 [8OC]
      ------protect rights of employees to receive overtime 
        compensation (see H.R. 2665), H7840 [3SE]
      ------provide for labor recruiter accountability (see H.R. 
        3530), H11650 [19NO]
      EPA: establish greenhouse gas inventory, registry, and 
        information system (see H.R. 1245), H1811 [12MR]
      ------reestablish the Office of Noise Abatement and Control (see 
        H.R. 475), H243 [29JA]
      ERISA: improve disclosure of funding status of single-employer 
        pension plans (see H.R. 3005), H9478 [15OC]
      ------provide emergency protection for retiree health benefits 
        (see H.R. 1322), H1953 [18MR]
      Executive departments: ensure that Federal construction 
        contractors abide by State tax, employment, and licensing 
        regulations (see H.R. 3653), H12918 [8DE]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave to care for a domestic 
        partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or grandparent 
        with a serious health condition (see H.R. 1430), H12921 [8DE]
      FCC: assign radio spectrum frequencies to public safety agencies 
        (see H.R. 1425), H9282 [7OC]
      ------encourage more extensive review and public comment before 
        revising media ownership rules (see H. Res. 218), H4132 [14MY]
      ------invalidate ruling on media ownership rules (see H.R. 
        2462), H5365 [12JN]
      Federal aid programs: require payments to State and local 
        governments for infrastructure and social services needs in 
        the same amount as the amount of relief and reconstruction 
        funds provided to Iraq (see H.R. 1738), H3638 [1MY]
      Federal employees: ensure one-half of leave for birth, adoption, 
        or foster placement of a child shall be leave with pay (see 
        H.R. 1934), H3636 [1MY]
      ------ensure those activated by National Guard or Reserves 
        receive pay equal to basic pay they would otherwise be 
        receiving (see H.R. 217), H1334 [25FE]
      ------provide benefits to domestic partners (see H.R. 2426), 
        H5265 [11JN]
      Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: coverage of 
        acupuncturist services (see H.R. 1477), H2471 [27MR]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve effectiveness of 
        medically important antibiotics used in treatment of human and 
        animal diseases (see H.R. 2932), H9738 [20OC]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify that fill material 
        cannot be comprised of waste (see H.R. 738), H3453 [29AP]
      Financial institutions: prohibit financial holding companies and 
        national banks from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real 
        estate brokerage or real estate management activities (see 
        H.R. 111), H55 [7JA]
      Firearms: ensure greater accountability by licensed dealers (see 
        H.R. 1540), H2585 [1AP]
      ------improve the national instant criminal background check 
        system (see H.R. 3237), H10130 [29OC]
      ------prevent handgun violence and illegal commerce in handguns 
        (see H.R. 221), H2270 [20MR]
      ------require all semiautomatic firearms be equipped with 
        chamber load indicators and/or magazine disconnect mechanisms 
        (see H.R. 821), H702 [13FE]
      Firefighters: establish the SAFER Firefighter Grant Program (see 
        H.R. 1118), H2132 [19MR]
      ------provide death and disability benefits to certain 
        contracted aerial firefighters who suffer death or disability 
        in the line of duty (see H.R. 977), H1955 [18MR]
      Foreign aid: prohibit application of restrictive eligibility 
        requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations based on 
        provision of certain health services (see H.R. 2952), H7783 
        [25JY]
      Foreign countries: human rights violations against homosexuals, 
        bisexuals, and transgendered individuals (see H. Con. Res. 
        330), H11651 [19NO]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: exempt bookstores and 
        libraries from orders requiring the production of any tangible 
        things for certain foreign intelligence investigations (see 
        H.R. 1157), H1903 [13MR]
      Forests: eliminate commercial logging on public lands and 
        facilitate the economic recovery and diversification of 
        communities dependent on the Federal logging program (see H.R. 
        2169), H4367 [20MY]
      Guam: authorize the Dept. of the Interior to reduce, release, or 
        waive amounts owed by the Government of Guam to the U.S. to 
        offset unreimbursed compact impact expenses (see H.R. 2522), 
        H5661 [19JN]
      ------clarify local judicial structure (see H.R. 2400), H9282 
        [7OC]
      Hazardous substances: protect human health from toxic mold (see 
        H.R. 1268), H5664 [19JN]
      Head Start Program: provide additional funding for States with 
        increased numbers of children eligible for participation (see 
        H.R. 2563), H6707 [14JY]
      Health: combat viral hepatitis (see H. Con. Res. 39), H2823 
        [3AP]
      ------establish a program to assist family caregivers in 
        accessing affordable and high-quality respite care (see H.R. 
        1083), H1639 [5MR]
      ------increase Federal investment in programs that provide 
        health care services to uninsured and low-income individuals 
        in medically underserved areas (see H. Res. 142), H1902 [13MR]
      ------increase supply of pancreatic islet cells for research, 
        coordinate efforts on transplantation, make transplantation a 
        standard therapy, and provide Medicare coverage of certain 
        transplantations (see H.R. 1068), H2402 [26MR]
      ------national policy to provide health care and reform 
        insurance procedures (see H. Con. Res. 99), H2940 [8AP]
      ------provide assistance for the development of indoor disease 
        prevention and health promotion centers in urban and rural 
        areas (see H.R. 1022), H1682 [6MR]
      ------provide for uterine fibroid research and education (see 
        H.R. 2157), H12311 [21NO]
      Health care facilities: establish a program to provide 
        screenings and treatment for cancer to minority and other 
        populations served by health centers (see H.R. 1868), H3452 
        [29AP]
      ------provide grants to health centers for facility 
        construction, modernization, replacement, and major equipment 
        purchases (see H.R. 1386), H3975 [9MY]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1821), H3353 [11AP]
      Help America Vote Act: require a voter-verified permanent record 
        or hardcopy (see H.R. 2239), H12921 [8DE]
      Higher Education Act: amend (see H.R. 3180), H8949 [25SE]
      ------permit refinancing of student consolidation loans and 
        permit student freedom to select a loan consolidator (see H.R. 
        2711), H9614 [16OC]
      ------repeal provisions prohibiting persons convicted of drug 
        offenses from receiving student financial assistance (see H.R. 
        685), H390 [11FE]
      Hire a Veteran Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Con. Res. 
        252), H7950 [4SE]
      Home Investment Partnerships Act: provide downpayment assistance 
        (see H.R. 1276), H4368 [20MY]
      Hospitals: provide emergency contraceptives to women who are 
        survivors of sexual assault (see H.R. 2527), H5661 [19JN]
      Housing: extend registration and reporting requirements of the 
        Federal securities laws to certain housing-related Government-
        sponsored enterprises (see H.R. 2022), H5367 [12JN]
      ------provide affordable housing for families that are headed by 
        grandparents and other relatives of children (see H.R. 2628), 
        H6262 [26JN]
      Human rights: condemn the practice of execution by stoning (see 
        H. Con. Res. 26), H244 [29JA]
      ------support the drafting and adoption of a thematic convention 
        on the human rights and dignity of persons with disabilities 
        by the U.N. General Assembly (see H. Con. Res. 169), H4369 
        [20MY]
      Hunting and trapping: prohibit steel jaw leghold traps (see H.R. 
        1800), H3352 [11AP]
      Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride: support goals (see H. Res. 384), 
        H9283 [7OC]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain foreign agricultural 
        workers, reform H-2A worker program, provide a stable, legal 
        agricultural workforce, and extend basic legal protections and 
        better working conditions to more workers (see H.R. 3142), 
        H9615 [16OC]
      ------ease requirements for certain aliens seeking nonimmigrant 
        status in order to enter the U.S. for a temporary stay due to 
        certain family obligations (see H.R. 3306), H9613 [16OC]
      ------provide a mechanism for U.S. citizens, and lawful 
        permanent residents, to sponsor their permanent partners for 
        U.S. residence (see H.R. 832), H702 [13FE]
      ------restore fairness to immigration law (see H.R. 47), H53 
        [7JA]
      ------treatment of aliens born in the Philippines or Japan who 
        were fathered by U.S. citizens (see H.R. 1983), H3682 [6MY]
      Independent Commission on Intelligence About Iraq: establish 
        (see H.R. 2625), H6707 [14JY]
      India: observance of Republic Day (see H. Con. Res. 15), H171 
        [27JA]
      ------permanent membership on the U.N. Security Council (see H. 
        Res. 108), H1956 [18MR]
      Indian Child Welfare Act: technical amendments (see H.R. 2750), 
        H6868 [15JY]
      Infrastructure: invest funds to restore the economy and to 
        enhance security of transportation and environmental 
        facilities (see H.R. 2615), H9478 [15OC]
      Insurance: coverage of minimum hospital stays for mastectomies 
        and lymph node removals relative to breast cancer (see H.R. 
        1886), H3570 [30AP]
      ------guarantee comprehensive health care coverage for all 
        children (see H.R. 1205), H1745 [11MR]
      ------prohibit use of genetic information in determining 
        coverage or premiums (see H.R. 1910), H3634 [1MY]
      ------promote health care coverage parity for individuals 
        participating in legal recreational or transportation 
        activities (see H.R. 1749), H3303 [10AP]
      Intelligence services: establish a select committee to 
        investigate the effectiveness of U.S. intelligence structure 
        to meet global threats (see H. Res. 307), H7020 [16JY]
      ------strengthen protections of civil liberties in the exercise 
        of foreign intelligence surveillance authorities (see H.R. 
        3352), H9819 [24OC]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 857), H8905 [24SE]
      Iraq: authorize assistance for women and women's organizations 
        to strengthen and stabilize democracy (see H. Con. Res. 196), 
        H5175 [10JN]
      ------provide for recovery, restitution, and protection of 
        cultural heritage (see H.R. 2009), H4255 [19MY]
      Iron and steel industry: reinstate safeguards on imports of 
        certain steel products (see H.R. 3699), H12920 [8DE]
      IRS: discourage payment of Federal tax collection services 
        through a commission or as a percentage of taxes collected 
        (see H. Con. Res. 213), H5088 [9JN]
      Jamestown, VA: mint coins in commemoration of settlement 
        anniversary (see H.R. 1914), H3635 [1MY]
      Japan: encourage issuance of an apology for the sexual 
        enslavement of young women during colonial occupation of Asia 
        during World War II (see H. Con. Res. 226), H5713 [23JN]
      Julia, Raul: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see 
        H.R. 2818), H11652 [19NO]
      Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park: revise boundaries 
        (see H.R. 546), H318 [5FE]
      Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge: expand (see H.R. 2619), 
        H8491 [23SE]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: extend authority for construction of a 
        memorial in the District of Columbia (see H.R. 1209), H4012 
        [13MY]
      ------mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 589), H320 [5FE]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr., and Coretta Scott: award Congressional 
        Gold Medal (see H.R. 2680), H6464 [9JY]
      Korean Americans: mint coins in commemoration of the 100th 
        anniversary of Korean immigration to the U.S. (see H.R. 1958), 
        H8491 [23SE]
      Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.: grant Federal charter 
        (see H.R. 1043), H1465 [27FE]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see H.R. 3619), H12308 [21NO]
      Law enforcement: assess backlog in DNA analysis of rape kit 
        samples and improve investigation and prosecution of sexual 
        assault cases with DNA evidence (see H.R. 1046), H1514 [4MR]
      ------eliminate backlog of DNA samples collected from crime 
        scenes and offenders and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (see H.R. 
        3214), H9129 [1OC]
      ------require ballistics testing of all firearms manufactured 
        and all firearms in custody of Federal agencies (see H.R. 
        776), H2939 [8AP]
      Law enforcement officers: adjust percentage differentials 
        payable to Federal law enforcement officers in certain high-
        cost areas (see H.R. 466), H1334 [25FE]
      ------exempt from State laws prohibiting the carrying of 
        concealed handguns (see H.R. 218), H2703 [2AP]
      Lindh, Anna: tribute (see H. Res. 372), H8951 [25SE]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see 
        H.R. 3277), H12311 [21NO]
      Marine mammals: reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal 
        scientific whaling and provide protection for, and 
        conservation of, the world's whale populations to prevent 
        trade in whale meat (see H. Con. Res. 216), H5366 [12JN]
      Maui, HI: conduct a study to determine the feasibility of 
        including certain lands on the southeastern shoreline in the 
        National Park System (see H.R. 3544), H12312 [21NO]
      Medicaid: improve access to advanced practice nurses (see H.R. 
        2295), H7840 [3SE]
      ------include podiatrists as physicians for purposes of covering 
        physicians services (see H.R. 2959), H11133 [7NO]
      ------increase Federal Medical Assistance Percentage to help 
        States finance increases in enrollment (see H.R. 816), H3453 
        [29AP]
      ------provide families of disabled children with the opportunity 
        to purchase coverage (see H.R. 1811), H3353 [11AP]
      ------provide public access to quality medical imaging 
        procedures and radiation therapy procedures (see H.R. 1214), 
        H12921 [8DE]
      ------provide the disabled and elderly with equal access to 
        community-based attendant services (see H.R. 2032), H10130 
        [29OC]
      Medicare: accelerate reduction on the amount of beneficiary 
        copayment liability for outpatient services (see H.R. 1635), 
        H2821 [3AP]
      ------allow beneficiaries direct access to physical therapists 
        without a physician referral (see H.R. 792), H700 [13FE]
      ------clarify definition of homebound relative to home health 
        services (see H.R. 1874), H5714 [23JN]
      ------coverage of acupuncturist services (see H.R. 1477), H2471 
        [27MR]
      ------coverage of diabetic foot sore apparatus as items of 
        durable medical equipment (see H.R. 1295), H1902 [13MR]
      ------coverage of infertility treatment services for certain 
        disabled individuals (see H.R. 969), H4368 [20MY]
      ------coverage of marriage and family therapist services (see 
        H.R. 1655), H7225 [21JY]
      ------coverage of oral anticancer drugs (see H.R. 1288), H3762 
        [7MY]
      ------coverage of respiratory therapists under home health 
        service plans (see H.R. 2905), H7781 [25JY]
      ------coverage of screening and diagnostic mammography services 
        (see H.R. 817), H702 [13FE]
      ------determination of payment amounts for new clinical 
        diagnostic laboratory tests (see H.R. 883), H1955 [18MR]
      ------establish voluntary outpatient prescription drug coverage 
        program and modernize and reform payments and the regulatory 
        structure (see H.R. 1199), H1744 [11MR]
      ------expand and improve coverage of mental health services (see 
        H.R. 1340), H1954 [18MR]
      ------expand coverage of certain self-injected biologicals (see 
        H.R. 980), H1461 [27FE]
      ------expand medical residency training programs in geriatric 
        medicine and provide for reimbursement of care coordination 
        and assessment services (see H.R. 102), H7019 [16JY]
      ------extend a temporary increase in payment for skilled nursing 
        facility services (see H.R. 967), H1460 [27FE]
      ------improve access to diabetes self-management training by 
        designated certified diabetes educators (see H.R. 3194), 
        H12921 [8DE]
      ------improve outpatient vision services (see H.R. 1902), H3634 
        [1MY]
      ------make permanent the health coverage for certain disabled 
        individuals that go back to work (see H.R. 2840), H7454 [23JY]
      ------permit direct payment for clinical social worker services 
        provided to residents of skilled nursing facilities (see H.R. 
        707), H1642 [5MR]
      ------permit reasonable cost reimbursement for emergency room 
        services provided by federally qualified health centers (see 
        H.R. 2226), H4735 [22MY]
      ------reductions in prescription drug prices for beneficiaries 
        and women with breast cancer (see H.R. 896), H1955 [18MR]
      ------reform payment method for covered drugs, drug 
        administration services, and chemotherapy support services 
        (see H.R. 1622), H4739 [22MY]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        1125), H3453 [29AP]
      Medicare/Medicaid: improve payments to certain health care 
        service providers (see H.R. 3549), H12312 [21NO]
      ------require certain staffing in nursing facilities (see H.R. 
        3355), H12311 [21NO]
      Mental health: increase number of well-trained mental health 
        service professionals providing clinical mental health care to 
        children and adolescents (see H.R. 1359), H2473 [27MR]
      ------provide assistance to train teachers of children with 
        autism spectrum disorders (see H.R. 1700), H3052 [9AP]
      ------provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits unless 
        comparable limitations are imposed on medical and surgical 
        benefits (see H.R. 953), H1459 [27FE]
      Middle East: condemn attacks on U.S. citizens by Palestinian 
        terrorists (see H. Con. Res. 119), H2864 [7AP]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals (see H.R. 
        3459), H11703 [20NO]
      Monuments and memorials: establish a memorial to the victims of 
        terrorist attacks on the U.S. (see H.R. 911), H8175 [10SE]
      National Affordable Housing Trust Fund: establish to provide 
        decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families 
        (see H.R. 1102), H1640 [5MR]
      National Center for Social Work Research: establish (see H.R. 
        844), H703 [13FE]
      National Epilepsy Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see 
        H. Con. Res. 194), H4737 [22MY]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see H.R. 
        1746), H11702 [20NO]
      ------develop research centers focusing on women's health and 
        disease prevention, and conduct and coordinate a research 
        program on hormone disruption (see H.R. 852), H8905 [24SE]
      National Labor Relations Act: establish efficient system to 
        enable employees to form or become members of labor 
        organizations (see H.R. 3078), H8216 [11SE]
      National Librarians Week: establish (see H. Con. Res. 155), 
        H4740 [22MY]
      National security: require all young persons to perform a period 
        of military or civilian service (see H.R. 163), H57 [7JA]
      National Tourism Week: observance (see H. Con. Res. 172), H3973 
        [9MY]
      National Weather Service: provide overtime pay for forecasters 
        performing essential services during severe weather events and 
        limit Sunday premium pay to hours of service actually 
        performed (see H.R. 1764), H4205 [15MY]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 898), H2703 [2AP]
      ------clarify citizenship eligibility for certain members of the 
        Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona (see H.R. 731), H1955 [18MR]
      ------improve services and facilities of Federal Indian health 
        programs and encourage maximum participation of Indians in 
        such programs (see H.R. 2440), H5266 [11JN]
      ------support the development of Native American Language 
        Survival Schools (see H.R. 2362), H5043 [5JN] (see H.R. 2690), 
        H6464 [9JY]
      Organ donation: allow leave for individuals who provide living 
        organ donations (see H.R. 1381), H2268 [20MR]
      Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: encourage 
        action against escalation of anti-Semitic violence and 
        manifestations of xenophobia and discrimination against ethnic 
        and religious minorities (see H. Con. Res. 49), H2587 [1AP]
      Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office Building, Paia, HI: designate 
        (see H.R. 2030), H3856 [8MY]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3287), 
        H9380 [10OC]
      Pensions: protect employee benefits in defined benefit plans and 
        enforce age discrimination requirements that apply to 
        conversion of pension plans to cash balance plans (see H.R. 
        1677), H2938 [8AP]
      ------provide special funding requirements for certain pension 
        plans maintained by commercial passenger air carriers (see 
        H.R. 2719), H8083 [9SE]
      Pharmaceuticals: permit commercial importation of prescription 
        drugs from Canada (see H.R. 847), H703 [13FE] (see H.R. 2497), 
        H5467 [17JN]
      Privacy: restore certain standards to protect the privacy of 
        individually identifiable health information (see H.R. 1709), 
        H4255 [19MY]
      Public Health Service Act: amend relative to the shortage of 
        medical laboratory personnel (see H.R. 623), H2132 [19MR]
      Public housing: protect rights of tenants who are evicted as a 
        result of criminal activity through no fault of their own (see 
        H.R. 1429), H2864 [7AP]
      Public safety officers: ensure that officers who suffer a fatal 
        heart attack or stroke while on duty shall be presumed to have 
        died in the line of duty for purposes of survivor benefits 
        (see H.R. 919), H4131 [14MY]
      Public welfare programs: expand the purpose of the Temporary 
        Assistance for Needy Families Program to include poverty 
        reduction (see H.R. 625), H463 [12FE]
      Radio: ensure the availability of spectrum to amateur radio 
        operators (see H.R. 713), H6707 [14JY]
      Railroads: ensure continuation of fixed guideway system projects 
        (see H.R. 3578), H12306 [21NO]
      Rehabilitation Act: provide for equitable allotment of funds to 
        States for centers for independent living (see H.R. 2385), 
        H5045 [5JN]
      Robertson, George I.M.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3263), H9688 [17OC]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see H.R. 1900), 
        H8284 [16SE]
      Roh Moo Hyun: tribute to inauguration as President of the 
        Republic of Korea (see H. Res. 72), H462 [12FE]
      Roosevelt, Franklin D.: preserve profile on the dime because of 
        his innumerable contributions to and lasting impact on the 
        Nation (see H. Con. Res. 343), H12310 [21NO]
      Sand: promote programs for the beneficial use of sand (see H.R. 
        3154), H9215 [2OC]
      Saund, Dalip Singh: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 248), H7329 [22JY]
      SBA: raise awareness about telework among small business 
        employers and encourage such employers to offer telework 
        options to employees (see H.R. 2788), H7085 [17JY]
      Sec. of the Navy: redesignate as the Sec. of the Navy and Marine 
        Corps (see H.R. 1741), H3302 [10AP]
      Senior citizens: establish a consumer price index for elderly 
        consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social 
        Security and Medicare benefits (see H.R. 2262), H4736 [22MY]
      ------modify the eligibility criteria for supplemental foods 
        provided under the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (see 
        H.R. 1021), H1463 [27FE]
      Sewage disposal: sewer overflow control grants appropriations 
        (see H.R. 784), H2312 [25MR]
      Small Business Act: modify contract consolidation requirements 
        (see H.R. 2607), H6869 [15JY]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see H.R. 2205), H6869 [15JY]
      Social Security: computation system for benefits relative to 
        spouses' or surviving spouses' Government pensions (see H.R. 
        887), H1332 [25FE]
      ------credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of 
        dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of 
        such service (see H.R. 473), H243 [29JA]
      ------earnings test for blind individuals (see H.R. 173), H323 
        [5FE]
      ------expand or add coverage of pregnant women under State 
        Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid (see H.R. 
        3293), H12922 [8DE]
      ------extend availability of allotments under the State 
        Children's Health Insurance Program (see H.R. 531), H463 
        [12FE]
      ------permit qualifying States to use unspent State Children's 
        Health Insurance Program allotments to expand health coverage 
        under that program or for Medicaid expenditures (see H.R. 
        515), H1396 [26FE]
      ------permit States the option of covering certain legal aliens 
        under Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program (see H.R. 1689), H3051 [9AP]
      ------provide full benefits for disabled widows and widowers 
        regardless of age (see H.R. 472), H3857 [8MY]
      ------provide permanent funding level and permit States to use 
        Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program funds to carry 
        out programs relative to the Social Services Block Grant (see 
        H.R. 1858), H5367 [12JN]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 594), H320 [5FE]
      ------restrict application of windfall elimination provisions to 
        individuals whose benefits exceed certain levels (see H.R. 
        2011), H3761 [7MY]
      Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act: enhance protection of 
        credit ratings of active duty military personnel who are 
        activated for military service (see H.R. 2576), H5813 [24JN]
      ------restate, clarify, and revise (see H.R. 100), H2703 [2AP]
      Sportsmen: tribute to sportsmen and their contributions to 
        society, traditions and values, and the economic benefits 
        associated with outdoor sporting activities (see H. Res. 362), 
        H8383 [17SE]
      Sudan: human rights violations (see H. Res. 194), H3304 [10AP]
      Tariff: impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk 
        protein concentrates (see H.R. 1160), H2822 [3AP]
      Taxation: accelerate increase in refundability of the child tax 
        credit (see H.R. 2325), H4976 [4JN]
      ------allow a deduction for premiums on mortgage insurance (see 
        H.R. 1336), H2515 [31MR]
      ------allow a refundable tax credit for health insurance costs 
        for COBRA continuation coverage (see H.R. 2891), H7616 [24JY]
      ------allow a U.S. independent film and television production 
        wage credit (see H.R. 715), H460 [12FE]
      ------allow credit for residential solar energy property (see 
        H.R. 109), H2586 [1AP]
      ------allow deduction equal to fair market value for charitable 
        contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly 
        compositions created by the donor (see H.R. 806), H6707 [14JY]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 1231), H1903 [13MR]
      ------allow individuals to defer recognition of reinvested 
        capital gains distributions from regulated investment 
        companies (see H.R. 496), H244 [29JA]
      ------allow penalty-free withdrawals from individual retirement 
        plans for adoption expenses (see H.R. 584), H392 [11FE]
      ------allow use of principal repayments to issue additional 
        mortgages and modify price limitations under the mortgage 
        revenue bond program and change income limit for housing 
        credit program (see H.R. 284), H5663 [19JN]
      ------exempt certain sightseeing flights from taxes on air 
        transportation (see H.R. 573), H2312 [25MR]
      ------expand availability of the refundable tax credit for 
        health insurance costs of certain displaced steelworkers and 
        extend the steel import licensing and monitoring program (see 
        H.R. 1999), H3760 [7MY]
      ------expand rules for involuntary conversions of livestock sold 
        due to weather-related conditions (see H.R. 478), H2311 [25MR]
      ------expand the tip tax credit to employers of cosmetologists 
        and promote tax compliance in the cosmetology sector (see H.R. 
        2133), H8491 [23SE]
      ------extend credits to assist in the purchase of fishing safety 
        equipment (see H.R. 2973), H7784 [25JY]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided 
        health coverage to certain designated beneficiaries of 
        employee's (see H.R. 935), H1395 [26FE]
      ------extend the transportation fringe benefit to bicycle 
        commuters (see H.R. 1052), H5267 [11JN]
      ------extension of the credit for producing electricity from 
        wind (see H.R. 570), H319 [5FE]
      ------increase deduction for teacher classroom supplies and 
        expand to include qualified professional development expenses 
        (see H.R. 785), H5814 [24JN]
      ------prevent corporations from avoiding the U.S. income tax by 
        reincorporating in a foreign country (see H.R. 737), H461 
        [12FE]
      ------prevent corporations from exploiting tax treaties to evade 
        U.S. income tax and prevent manipulation of transfer prices by 
        deflection of income to tax havens (see H.R. 2184), H9478 
        [15OC]
      ------provide incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel (see 
        H.R. 3119), H9282 [7OC]
      ------provide incentives to encourage small business health 
        plans (see H.R. 1936), H3636 [1MY]
      ------repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, distributors, 
        and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits (see H.R. 
        786), H2271 [20MR]
      ------treatment of automatic fire sprinkler systems (see H.R. 
        1824), H6604 [10JY]
      ------treatment of beer (see H.R. 52), H4368 [20MY] (see H.R. 
        1305), H1952 [18MR]
      ------treatment of damages and back pay received on account of, 
        and expenses incurred in asserting any claim of employment 
        discrimination (see H.R. 1155), H3453 [29AP]
      ------treatment of flexible spending arrangements relative to 
        long-term care insurance (see H.R. 2096), H7840 [3SE]
      ------treatment of forestry activities (see H.R. 1310), H5267 
        [11JN]
      ------treatment of higher education expenses (see H.R. 1304), 
        H1952 [18MR]
      Telephones: facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 
        telephone service for information and referral on human 
        services (see H.R. 3111), H8380 [17SE]
      Television: preserve localism, promote diversity in programming, 
        encourage competition, and prevent excessive concentration of 
        ownership of broadcast stations (see H.R. 2052), H4978 [4JN]
      Terrorism: ensure that recently enacted terrorism legislation 
        doesn't undermine civil liberties (see H.R. 3171), H8905 
        [24SE]
      Tobacco products: eliminate quotas and price supports, 
        compensate quota holders and producers, establish Tobacco 
        Quality Board, assess user fees, and grant FDA authority to 
        regulate tobacco (see H.R. 140), H463 [12FE]
      Trafficking Victims Protection Act: authorizing appropriations 
        (see H.R. 2620), H6604 [10JY]
      Transportation: provide assistance for the construction of 
        certain air traffic control towers (see H.R. 753), H462 [12FE]
      Treaties and agreements: require that trade and investment 
        agreements that are negotiated by the executive branch with 
        other countries must comply with certain minimum standards 
        (see H. Con. Res. 276), H11652 [19NO]
      Turkey: call for the release of certain Kurdish members of the 
        Parliament from prison, and for the recognition of full 
        cultural and language rights for the Kurdish people (see H. 
        Res. 302), H6263 [26JN]
      U.N.: restore a voluntary U.S. contribution to the U.N. 
        Population Fund (see H.R. 1196), H3683 [6MY]
      Unemployment: provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment 
        benefits program (see H.R. 17), H52 [7JA] (see H.R. 19), H1466 
        [27FE] (see H.R. 1652), H4255 [19MY]
      Veterans: enhance burial benefits (see H.R. 2354), H5043 [5JN]
      ------improve benefits for World War II Filipino veterans and 
        their surviving spouses (see H.R. 664), H389 [11FE]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see H.R. 303), H392 
        [11FE]
      ------recognize military service of certain Philippine nationals 
        during World War II and allow receipt of Dept. of Veterans 
        Affairs benefits (see H.R. 677), H390 [11FE] (see H. Res. 65), 
        H3454 [29AP]
      Victims of Crime Fund: ensure that amounts are fully obligated 
        (see H.R. 944), H1395 [26FE]
      Virginia: Federal recognition of the Chickahominy, Chickahominy-
        Eastern Division, Mattaponi, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock, 
        Monacan, and Nansemond Tribes (see H.R. 1938), H3636 [1MY]
      Water: authorize appropriations for State water pollution 
        control revolving funds (see H.R. 20), H392 [11FE]
      ------establish marine and freshwater research, development, and 
        demonstration programs to control and eradicate invasive 
        species, educate the public, and restore ecosystems (see H.R. 
        1081), H1639 [5MR]
      ------establish national ballast water management program to 
        prevent introduction of invasive species and improve 
        prevention and treatment research and technology (see H.R. 
        1080), H1639 [5MR]
      Wildlife: protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife, 
        and their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to 
        control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species 
        (see H.R. 2310), H4876 [3JN]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 37), H1811 [12MR]
      ------determine the health risks of dioxin, synthetic fibers, 
        and other additives in tampons and similar products and 
        collect and analyze data on toxic shock syndrome (see H.R. 
        373), H392 [11FE]
      ------establish programs to increase awareness and knowledge of 
        women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic 
        cancers (see H.R. 3438), H10339 [4NO]
      ------promote economic security and safety of domestic and 
        sexual violence victims (see H.R. 3420), H10236 [30OC]
      ------protect breastfeeding by new mothers (see H.R. 2790), 
        H7169 [18JY]
      ------reduce preterm labor, delivery, and risk of pregnancy-
        related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and reduce 
        infant mortality caused by prematurity (see H.R. 3350), H11652 
        [19NO]
      World War II: allow certain individuals of Japanese ancestry who 
        were brought forcibly to the U.S. from Latin America and were 
        interned in the U.S. to be provided restitution (see H.R. 
        779), H700 [13FE]
      ------condemn war crimes committed by Japan and establish 
        liability of Japanese companies to former POW used by such 
        companies as slave labor (see H. Res. 382), H9033 [30SE]
      ------support Japanese-American, German-American, and Italian-
        American communities in increasing public awareness of events 
        surrounding restriction and internment (see H. Res. 56), H323 
        [5FE]
      Yang Jianli: call for immediate release by People's Republic of 
        China and for President Bush to continue working for his 
        release (see H. Res. 199), H3354 [11AP]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Aquaculture: develop a unified approach to strengthen and 
        promote national policy (see H. Res. 301), H6263 [26JN]
      Hawaii: authorize certain water reclamation projects and modify 
        the water resources study (see H.R. 2355), H5043 [5JN]
      ------express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians and 
        provide a process for the reorganization and recognition of 
        the Native Hawaiian government (see H.R. 665), H389 [11FE]
      Kadeer, Rebiya: call for release of businesswoman by the 
        People's Republic of China (see H. Res. 477), H12920 [8DE]
      Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend 
        (see H.R. 2597), H5928 [25JN]
      Taxation: provide tax relief for the conversion of cooperative 
        housing corporations into condominiums (see H.R. 1383), H2268 
        [20MR]
      ------restore deduction for travel expenses of a taxpayer's 
        spouse who accompanies the taxpayer on business travel (see 
        H.R. 1313), H1953 [18MR]
  Remarks
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, H8076, H8077 [9SE], H9026, H9027 [30SE], H9271, 
        H9273 [7OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (H.R. 1559), H2681 [2AP]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, H4239 
        [19MY]
      Budget: deficit, H7817, H7819 [3SE]
      Bush, President: request report entitled ``Operation Iraqi 
        Freedom Strategic Lessons Learned'' and other materials on 
        planning for reconstruction and security of post-war Iraq (H. 
        Res. 364), H9027 [30SE]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: ensure elevators are accessible by 
        Members during floor votes, H5343 [12JN], H6382 [9JY]
      Compact of Free Association: approve and amend (H.J. Res. 63), 
        H9886 [28OC]
      ------approve and amend (H.J. Res. 63), Senate amendments, 
        H11756 [20NO]
      Congress: role of Congress and committee staff, E1983 
        [7OC]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), 
        H4415 [21MY], H4598 [22MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), conference 
        report, H11003 [7NO]
      Dept. of HHS: promulgate regulations for the reimportation of 
        prescription drugs (H.R. 2427), H7601 [24JY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: restore certain aspects of Native 
        American Veteran Housing Loan Program (H.R. 2595), 
        H8094 [10SE]
      Foreign trade: repeal of export controls on certain high-speed 
        computers, H4598 [22MY]
      Hawaii: authorize certain water reclamation projects and modify 
        the water resources study (H.R. 2355), E1159 [5JN]
      ------express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians and 
        provide a process for the reorganization and recognition of 
        the Native Hawaiian government (H.R. 665), E187 [12FE]
      Independent Commission on Intelligence About Iraq: establish, 
        H7218, H7220, H7222 [21JY]
      Intelligence services: assess validity of pre-war analysis 
        concerning rationale for use of Armed Forces in Iraq, H5707, 
        H5708, H5709, H5710 [23JN], H6694, H6697 [14JY], H7218, H7220, 
        H7222 [21JY], H8280 [16SE]
      Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, H5707, 
        H5708, H5709, H5710 [23JN], H6340, H6341, H6342, H6344 [8JY], 
        H6694, H6696, H6697 [14JY], H7218, H7220, H7222 [21JY], H8481, 
        H8482, H8483, H8484 [23SE]
      ------cost of use of Armed Forces against Iraq and rebuilding 
        efforts, H7817, H7819, H7820 [3SE]
      ------possession of weapons of mass destruction, H5707, H5708, 
        H5709, H5710 [23JN], H6340, H6341, H6342, H6344 [8JY], H6694, 
        H6697 [14JY]
      ------U.S. policy, H7819, H7820, H7821 [3SE], H8076, H8077 [9SE]
      Middle East: U.S. policy relative to war and reconstruction 
        efforts in Iraq, H12897, H12898, H12899, H12900 [8DE]
      Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office Building, Paia, HI: designate 
        (H.R. 2030), H5122, H5124 [10JN]
      Votes: correction, E1571 [23JY]
      ------position on missed, H4287 [20MY], E1724 
        [5SE]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Special order: granted, H2701 [2AP], H8077 [9SE]
  Statements
      Role of Congress and Committee Staff: Lee H. Hamilton, 
        E1983 [7OC]
  Tributes
      Shinseki, Eric K., H12897 [8DE]
      Smith, Representative Nick, H7822 [3SE]
      Steer, Frank, E151 [6FE]
      Takeshita, Dennis, E2039 [15OC]




ABERDEEN, MD

  Bills and resolutions
      Ripken Post Office Building: designate (see H.R. 3421), H10236 
        [30OC]
  Remarks in House
      Ripken Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 3421), E2196 [31OC]




ABERDEEN, SD

  Remarks in Senate
      Aberdeen Regional Airport: dedication of new terminal, S14263 
        [7NO]
      Space policy: tribute to Women in Space Conference, S3077 [4MR]




ABILENE, TX

  Remarks in House
      Hardin-Simmons University: tribute to women's basketball team, 
        H3308, H3343 [11AP]




ABINGTON, PA

  Remarks in House
      Abington Senior High School: Youth Service America 
        (organization) and State Farm Cos., Foundation Harris Wofford 
        Award recipient, E1333 [24JN]




ABIZAID, JOHN P.

  Remarks in Senate
      U.S. Central Command: nomination to be Commander, S8824 [27JN]




ABORTION

  Agenda
      Strategic Planning Workshop: Center for Reproductive Rights, 
        E2542 [8DE]
  Amendments
      Women: prohibit partial-birth abortions (H.R. 760), H4939 [4JN]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), S3481, S3551, 
        S3555 [11MR], S3571, S3581, S3600, S3640 [12MR]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), conference 
        report, H9148 [2OC]
  Analyses
      Communications Strategic Planning: Center for Reproductive 
        Rights, E2542 [8DE]
  Appointments
      Conferees: S. 3, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, S11768 [22SE], 
        H4953 [4JN], H8907 [25SE]
  Articles and editorials
      Activist--Urge Senators To Save Abortion Rights, S2152 [11FE]
      Federal Ban on So-Called ``Partial-Birth Abortion'' Is a 
        Dangerous Intrusion Into Medical Practice, S12940 [21OC]
      Heartbreak and a Choice--I Had an Abortion at Eight Months, 
        E2436 [23NO]
      ``Partial Birth,'' Partial Truths, H4918, H4935 [4JN]
      ``Partial Birth'' Mendacity, Again, H4918, H4935 [4JN]
      Population-Control Politics, H6721 [15JY]
      Viability and the Law, S13129 [23OC]
  Bills and resolutions
      Armed Forces: provide for parental involvement in abortions of 
        dependent children of members (see S. 1104), S6977 [22MY]
      Children and youth: establish certain requirements relative to 
        provision of services to minors by certain family planning 
        projects (see H.R. 2444), H5364 [12JN]
      Civil liberties: protect lives of born and unborn persons (see 
        H.R. 579), H319 [5FE] (see H.R. 3069), H8174 [10SE]
      Constitutional amendments: right to life (see H.J. Res. 9), H60 
        [7JA]
      Courts: provide that the inferior courts do not have 
        jurisdiction to hear abortion-related cases (see H.R. 1546), 
        H2586 [1AP]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see S. 
        851), S5173 [10AP] (see H.R. 1755), H3303 [10AP]
      ------protect unborn victims of violence (see S. 146), S230 
        [13JA] (see S. 1019), S5859 [7MY] (see H.R. 1997), H3760 [7MY]
      Dept. of Defense: provide freedom of choice to military 
        personnel serving overseas (see H.R. 2062), H3973 [9MY]
      Families and domestic relations: require parental notification 
        and intervention for minors seeking an abortion (see H.R. 
        1489), H2471 [27MR]
      FDA: establish restrictions relative to the qualifications of 
        physicians prescribing the abortion drug known as RU-486 (see 
        H.R. 486), H243 [29JA]
      ------withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (see S. 
        1930), S15407 [21NO] (see H.R. 3453), H10977 [6NO]
      Foreign aid: prohibit application of restrictive eligibility 
        requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations based on 
        provision of certain health services (see H.R. 2952), H7783 
        [25JY]
      Golden Venture (vessel): relief of certain aliens who were 
        aboard the immigrant-smuggling ship (see H.R. 510), H245 
        [29JA]
      Health: expand applicability of laws preventing governmental 
        discrimination against health care entities who refuse to 
        perform or provide training in performing abortions (see S. 
        1397), S9328 [14JY] (see H.R. 3664), H12918 [8DE]
      Health care professionals: prohibit Federal officials from 
        paying any Federal funds to any individual or entity that 
        performs partial-birth abortions (see H.R. 1545), H2586 [1AP]
      Population: prohibit any Federal official from expending any 
        Federal funds for any population control or population 
        planning program or any family planning activity (see H.R. 
        1548), H2586 [1AP]
      Schools: prohibit funding to any State or local educational 
        agency that distributes or provides postcoital emergency 
        contraception (see H.R. 926), H1394 [26FE]
      Women: constitutional amendment on equality of rights and 
        reproductive rights (see H.J. Res. 31), H1516 [4MR]
      ------prohibit certain late-term abortions (see H.R. 679), H390 
        [11FE] (see H.R. 809), H701 [13FE]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (see S. 3), S2522 [14FE] 
        (see H.R. 760), H698 [13FE]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (H.R. 760), consideration 
        (see H. Res. 257), H4875 [3JN]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 383), H9129 [1OC]
  Conference reports
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (S. 3), H8991-H8996 [30SE]
  Court documents
      Texas Supreme Court Justices' opinions on case dealing with a 
        minor's appeal to seek an abortion without parental consent, 
        S5714 [5MY]
  Excerpts
      ``Septic Abortion,'' Richard H. Schwartz, S11619 [17SE]
  Factsheets
      Abortion Hurts Women--Medical and Psychological Talking Points: 
        Feminists for Life of America (organization), S11556 [16SE]
      Partial-Birth Abortions: National Right to Life Committee, Inc., 
        S13129 [23OC]
  Letters
      FDA withdrawal of approved application for the drug known as RU-
        486 and review approval process: Monty and Helen Patterson, 
        S15474 [21NO]
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: Angel M. Foster, Medical 
        Students for Choice (organization), S12939 [21OC]
      ------Antonia Hernandez, Mexican American Legal Defense and 
        Educational Fund (organization), S12939 [21OC]
      ------Byron C. Calhoun, S3653 [13MR], S13128 [23OC]
      ------Coreen Costello, S3460 [11MR]
      ------Daniel J. Wechter, S3654 [13MR], S13128 [23OC]
      ------Felicia H. Stewart, S3657 [13MR], S11456 [15SE], S11596, 
        S11598 [17SE], S12922 [21OC]
      ------Felicia H. Stewart and Wayne C. Shields, Association of 
        Reproductive Health Professionals, S12938 [21OC]
      ------George C. Benjamin, American Public Health Association, 
        S11456 [15SE], S11596 [17SE]
      ------Lorraine Cole, National Black Women's Health Project, 
        Inc., S12939 [21OC]
      ------Lynn Epstein, American Medical Women's Association, S11456 
        [15SE], S11597 [17SE], S12921, S12932 [21OC]
      ------Metropolitan Medical Associates, S3610 [12MR]
      ------Natalie E. Roche and Gerson Weiss, Physicians for 
        Reproductive Choice and Health (organization), S11457 [15SE], 
        S11597 [17SE], S12921, S12932 [21OC]
      ------Nathan Hoeldtke, S3647 [12MR], S13127 [23OC]
      ------Pamela Smith, Physicians' Ad Hoc Coalition for Truth, 
        S3470 [11MR]
      ------Philip D. Darney, S3600 [12MR]
      ------Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health 
        (organization), S3385 [10MR], S3656 [13MR]
      ------Priscilla Smith, Center for Reproductive Rights, S3394 
        [10MR], S12923 [21OC]
      ------Silvia Henriquez, National Latina Institute for 
        Reproductive Health, S12938, S12939 [21OC]
      ------Steve Calvin, S3653 [13MR], S13128 [23OC]
      ------Susan E. Rutherford, S3653 [13MR], S13127 [23OC]
      ------T. Murphy Goodwin, S3654 [13MR], S13128 [23OC]
      Partial-birth abortion statistics for Kansas: Lorne A. Phillips, 
        Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment, S3471 [11MR]
      Religious organizations' campaign opposing drug reimportation 
        reform legislation due to increased accessibility to abortion 
        drug known as RU-486: Representatives Pitts and Chris Smith, 
        H6997 [16JY]
      ------Tom Coburn, H6593 [10JY], H6997 [16JY]
  Lists
      Organizations supporting Loretta Sanchez amendment to H.R. 1588, 
        Dept. of Defense appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths, on performance of abortions 
        at overseas military medical facilities, H4501 [21MY]
  Motions
      Women: prohibit partial-birth abortions (H.R. 760), H4948 [4JN]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), S3466 [11MR], 
        S3560 [12MR], H4953 [4JN]
  Remarks in House
      Armed Forces: performance of abortions at overseas military 
        medical facilities, H4498-H4503 [21MY], H4592 [22MY], E955 
        [15MY]
      Bankruptcy: nondischargeability of debts incurred as a result of 
        abortion clinic protests, E534 [20MR]
      Center for Reproductive Rights: release of documents on abortion 
        legalization strategies, E2534 [8DE]
      China, People's Republic of: population control policies, E1996 
        [8OC]
      Civil liberties: pro choice versus right to life, H7797 [3SE], 
        H8942-H8944 [25SE], H9147-H9149, H9154 [2OC], H9365-H9368 
        [8OC], H9801-H9806 [21OC], E73 [27JA]
      ------protect lives of born and unborn persons (H.R. 579), E151 
        [6FE]
      Congress: tactics used by pro-life legislators, E1099 [2JN]
      Constitutional amendments: right to life (H.J. Res. 9), E6 [8JA]
      Correctional institutions: prohibit funding for abortion 
        services to women in Federal prison, H7356 [23JY]
      Courts: provide that the inferior courts do not have 
        jurisdiction to hear abortion-related cases (H.R. 1546), E632 
        [1AP]
      Crime: protect unborn victims of violence, H231 [29JA], H3457 
        [30AP]
      ------protect unborn victims of violence (H.R. 1997), H4018, 
        H4019, H4020, H4093 [14MY], H4171 [15MY]
      Diseases: ensure that organizations providing assistance to 
        countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS are not providing 
        abortion services or counseling, H3583, H3585 [1MY]
      Drugs: investigate alleged pharmaceutical industry support of 
        religious organizations' campaign opposing drug reimportation 
        reform legislation due to increased accessibility to abortion 
        drug known as RU-486, H6593 [10JY], H6682-H6685 [14JY], H6873, 
        H6996 [16JY]
      FDA: remove the abortion drug known as RU-486 from market and 
        review approval process, H10459 [6NO]
      Health care professionals: prohibit Federal officials from 
        paying any Federal funds to any individual or entity that 
        performs partial-birth abortions (H.R. 1545), E632 [1AP]
      Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (organization): 
        anniversary, E1244 [13JN]
      Population: prohibit any Federal official from expending any 
        Federal funds for any population control or population 
        planning program or any family planning activity (H.R. 1548), 
        H3587 [1MY], E632 [1AP]
      U.N.: U.S. contribution to U.N. Population Fund relative to 
        family planning activities in the People's Republic of China, 
        H6721, H6722, H6730, H6766-H6772 [15JY], E1505 [18JY], E1613 
        [25JY]
      Watsonville, CA: tribute to Clinica Mariposa Planned Parenthood 
        services, E1367 [26JN]
      Women: prohibit late-term abortions except to avert serious 
        long-term physical health consequences for the mother, H4948, 
        H4949 [4JN], H9142-H9154 [2OC], E2011 [8OC]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (H.R. 760), H1815 [13MR], 
        H2556 [1AP], H4790 [3JN], H4922-H4953, H4958 [4JN], H7235 
        [22JY], E249 [13FE], E533 [20MR], E1152, E1154 [5JN], E1178 
        [9JN], E1185 [10JN]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (H.R. 760), consideration 
        (H. Res. 257), H4910-H4919 [4JN]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (H.R. 760), motion to 
        recommit, H4948 [4JN]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), H4951 [4JN]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), conference 
        report, H9036, H9038, H9110-H9117 [1OC], H9133, H9135, H9142-
        H9155 [2OC], H9801-H9806 [21OC], H10347 [5NO], H10462 [6NO], 
        H11123 [7NO], E1975 [3OC], E1989 [7OC], E2004, E2010, E2011 
        [8OC], E2254 [6NO], E2436 [23NO]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), consideration of 
        conference report (H. Res. 383), H9135-H9142 [2OC]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), insert H.R. 760 
        language in lieu, H4953 [4JN]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), motion to 
        instruct conferees, H4953 [4JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Armed Forces: performance of abortions at overseas military 
        medical facilities, S6827-S6831 [21MY], S6903-S6912 [22MY]
      ------provide for parental involvement in abortions of dependent 
        children of members (S. 1104), S7065 [22MY], S7173 [23MY]
      Civil liberties: pro choice versus right to life, S1363 [22JA], 
        S3581-S3600 [12MR], S11454-S11460 [15SE], S11551-S11557 
        [16SE], S11589-S11605, S11614-S11620 [17SE]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (S. 851), 
        S5175-S5177 [10AP]
      ------protect unborn victims of violence (S. 146), S192 [10JA]
      ------protect unborn victims of violence (S. 1019), S5873-S5876, 
        S5878 [7MY]
      ------protect unborn victims of violence (S. 1019), unanimous-
        consent request, S9741-S9743 [23JY]
      FDA: withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (S. 
        1930), S15473 [21NO]
      Foreign aid: international family planning programs restrictions 
        relative to abortion, S9095-S9104 [9JY], S14304 [10NO]
      Hospitals: provide emergency contraceptives to women who are 
        survivors of sexual assault, S3468-S3478 [11MR], S3613 [12MR]
      Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo, Inc.: anniversary, S6065 
        [13MY]
      Rudolph, Eric R.: tribute to law enforcement personnel for 
        capture of alleged bomber, S7231 [3JN]
      Senate: legislative priorities, S11151-S11154 [5SE]
      Women: prohibit late-term abortions except to avert serious 
        long-term physical health consequences for the mother, S3479-
        S3494 [11MR], S3571-S3579, S3600-S3612 [12MR], S3661, S3662 
        [13MR], S6972 [22MY], S13046 [22OC]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), S2523, S2548 
        [14FE], S2620 [24FE], S3383-S3399 [10MR], S3422-S3429, S3456-
        S3463, S3466-S3494 [11MR], S3568-S3615, S3644-S3647 [12MR], 
        S3653-S3662 [13MR], S6972 [22MY], S11453-S11460 [15SE], 
        S11551-S11557 [16SE], S11589-S11605, S11614-S11620 [17SE]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), conference 
        report, S12439 [3OC], S12914-S12948 [21OC], S13046 [22OC], 
        S13127 [23OC], S13208 [24OC], S14261 [7NO]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), motion to commit, 
        S3560-S3568, S3570, S3579, S3580 [12MR]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, S3337 [6MR], S3466 [11MR], S10452 [30JY], S11613 
        [17SE]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), unanimous-consent 
        request, S3581 [12MR]
  Reports filed
      Consideration of Conference Report on S. 3, Partial-Birth 
        Abortion Ban Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 383) (H. 
        Rept. 108-290), H9129 [1OC]
      Consideration of H.R. 760, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: 
        Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 257) (H. Rept. 108-139), 
        H4875 [3JN]
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: Committee of Conference (S. 3) 
        (H. Rept. 108-288), H9032 [30SE]
      ------Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 760) (H. Rept. 
        108-58), H2818 [3AP]
  Statements
      Deaths Caused by Illegal Abortions: Bernard N. Nathanson, S13130 
        [23OC]
      Intact Dilatation and Extraction: American College of 
        Obstetricians and Gynecologists, S3601 [12MR], S12921 [21OC]
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: AMA, S3460 [11MR]
      ------American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, H4913 
        [4JN]
      ------Audrey Eisen, S3586 [12MR]
      ------Claudia Crown Ades, S3593 [12MR]
      ------Coreen Costello, S3460 [11MR], S3593 [12MR]
      ------Erica Fox, S3594 [12MR]
      ------Kim Koster, S3595 [12MR]
      ------Mariam A. Kleiman, S3596 [12MR]
      ------Maureen Britell, S3587 [12MR]
      ------National Abortion Rights Action League, S12924 [21OC]
      ------Physicians' Ad Hoc Coalition for Truth, S3470 [11MR]
      ------Several Health Care Professionals, S3489 [11MR]
      ------Tammy Watts, S3594 [12MR]
      ------Teresa M. Tauchi, S3595 [12MR]
      ------Viki Wilson, S3488 [11MR], S3592 [12MR]
      People's Republic of China's Population Control Policies: Laogai 
        Research Foundation, E1996 [8OC]
  Summaries
      Center for Reproductive Rights Board of Directors, Funders, and 
        Colleagues Interviews: Nancy Raybin and Elizabeth Lowell, 
        Raybin Associates, E2543-E2547 [8DE]
      Domestic Legal Program Strategic Planning: Center for 
        Reproductive Rights, E2539-E2542 [8DE]
      International Legal Program Strategic Planning: Center for 
        Reproductive Rights, E2535-E2539 [8DE]
  Tables
      Maternal mortality--vital statistics of the U.S., 1942-1974, 
        S11591 [17SE]
      Survival rates of viable babies, S3573 [12MR]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 257, consideration of H.R. 760, Partial-Birth Abortion 
        Ban Act, H4910 [4JN]
      H. Res. 383, consideration of conference report on S. 3, 
        Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, H9135 [2OC]
      H.R. 760, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, H4922 [4JN]
      S. 3, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, S3658-S3660 [13MR], H4951-
        H4953 [4JN]
      S. 146, Unborn Victims of Violence Act, S233 [13JA]
      S. 851, Child Custody Protection Act, S5176 [10AP]
      S. 1019, Unborn Victims of Violence Act, S5874 [7MY]
  Tributes
      Anthony, Susan B., H332 [11FE], H675 [13FE], E243, E249 [13FE]




ABRAHAM, SPENCER  see Secretary of Energy (Spencer Abraham)




ABRAHAM LINCOLN (U.S.S.)

  Articles and editorials
      After Shaky Start, Alaskan Greets Bush Three Times, S5991 [9MY]
      Bush Continues Seagoing Tradition, S5992 [9MY]
      Wyomingites Aboard U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, S4885 [7AP]
  Bills and resolutions
      Armed Forces: tribute to Navy and Marine Corps crew (see S. Res. 
        129), S5541 [30AP] (see H. Res. 211), H3571 [30AP]
  Remarks in House
      Armed Forces: tribute to Navy and Marine Corps crew (H. Res. 
        211), E916 [9MY]
      Bush, President: reaction to speech on U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln 
        announcing end of military action in Iraq, H3979 [13MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Armed Forces: tribute to Navy and Marine Corps crew, S5759 [6MY]
      Bush, President: reaction to speech on U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln 
        announcing end of military action in Iraq, S5763 [6MY], S5991 
        [9MY]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 129, tribute to Navy and Marine Corps crew, S5613 [30AP]




ABRAHAM LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION

  Appointments
      Members, H1305 [25FE], H3958 [9MY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Extend (see S. 858), S5173 [10AP]
  Remarks in House
      Extend (S. 858), H5822-H5825 [25JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Extend (S. 858), S7171 [23MY]
  Reports filed
      Extend: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 858), S6977 
        [22MY]
  Texts of
      S. 858, extend, S7171 [23MY], H5822 [25JN]




ABRAMS, JULIA

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E181 [11FE]




ABRIKOSOV, ALEXEI A.

  Remarks in House
      Nobel Prize: recognition for physics, H9286 [8OC]




ABRIL, RAY, SR.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1332 [24JN]




ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1164), S7188 [2JN]




ABSECON, NJ

  Remarks in House
      Holy Spirit High School: tribute to girls' crew team, E1525 
        [18JY]




ABSHIR, ABDULLAHI M.

  Bills and resolutions
      Relief (see H.R. 520), H268 [31JA]




ABSHIR, MADINA M.

  Bills and resolutions
      Relief (see H.R. 520), H268 [31JA]




ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES

  Remarks in House
      Polanski, Roman: nomination for Academy of Motion Pictures Arts 
        and Sciences award, H1358 [26FE]




ACCESS TO BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (ABC) ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 2795), H7169 [18JY]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 2795), E1531 [18JY]




ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR HAITI'S DEVELOPMENT ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1108), H3558, H3562-H3564 [30AP]




ACCESS TO DIABETES SCREENING SERVICES ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 2236), H4735 [22MY]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 2236), E1056 [22MY], E2382 [21NO]




ACCESS TO HOSPITALS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 652), S3881 [18MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 652), S3900 [18MR]
  Texts of
      S. 652, provisions, S3901 [18MR]




ACCION, USA (nonprofit organization)

  Letters
      Make nonprofit child care businesses eligible for certain SBA 
        loans, S4971 [8AP]




ACCOKEEK, MD

  Remarks in House
      Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network: awarding of grant to Potomac 
        Trail Council, E1675 [3SE]




ACCOUNTANT, COMPLIANCE, AND ENFORCEMENT STAFFING ACT

  Letters
      Provisions: Representative Oxley, Committee on Financial 
        Services (House), H5423 [17JN]
      ------Representative Tom Davis, Committee on Government Reform 
        (House), H5423 [17JN]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 658), H5421-H5424 [17JN], E1294 [18JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (H.R. 658), S8260 [19JN]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 658) 
        (H. Rept. 108-63), H2937 [8AP]
  Texts of
      H.R. 658, provisions, H5421 [17JN]




ACCULAB PRODUCTS GROUP

  Advertisements
      SensorNet Science Program, S9477 [16JY]




ACEVEDO-VILA, ANIBAL (a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico)

  Amendments
      Children and youth: prevent child abduction (H.R. 1104), H2428 
        [27MR]
      Dept. of Defense: making appropriations (H.R. 2658), H6300 [8JY]
  Announcements
      House of Representatives: receipt of Resident Commissioner and 
        Delegate credentials, H2 [7JA]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Agriculture: ensure an abundant and affordable supply of fruits 
        and vegetables and other specialty crops by enhancing 
        competitiveness of U.S.-grown specialty crops (see H.R. 3242), 
        H9213 [2OC]
      ------issue commemorative postage stamp to honor U.S. farm women 
        (see H. Res. 42), H7618 [24JY]
      ------provide protections for farmers and ranchers that may be 
        harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, 
        or animals and ensure fairness in dealings with certain 
        biotech companies (see H.R. 2918), H7782 [25JY]
      AMVETS: recognize members for their service to the nation and 
        support the goal of AMVETS National Charter Day (see H. Con. 
        Res. 308), H9812 [21OC]
      Animals: prohibit the intentional feeding of bears on Federal 
        lands (see H.R. 1472), H4978 [4JN]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 770), H2402 [26MR]
      Armed Forces: change requirements for naturalization through 
        service, extend naturalization benefits to Ready Reserve 
        members, and extend posthumous benefits to surviving spouses, 
        children, and parents (see H.R. 1814), H3684 [6MY]
      ------continue health benefits for certain Reserves called or 
        ordered to active duty and their dependents (see H.R. 2197), 
        H4528 [21MY]
      ------establish separate campaign medals to recognize service by 
        members in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi 
        Freedom (see H.R. 3104), H9282 [7OC]
      ------expand Rest and Recuperation Leave program for members 
        serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring 
        Freedom to include travel and transportation to the members' 
        permanent station or home (see H.R. 3208), H9215 [2OC]
      ------increase death gratuity and exclude from gross income for 
        tax purposes (see H.R. 3019), H9377 [8OC]
      ------issue postage stamp in commemoration of those who 
        distinguished themselves by their service in the Navy, Air 
        Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (see H. Con. Res. 37), 
        H5046 [5JN]
      ------make the Transition Assistance Program for persons 
        separating from active duty mandatory and furnish information 
        about homelessness (see H.R. 1906), H3684 [6MY]
      ------pay one-time bonus to members who served or serve in a 
        combat zone in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring 
        Freedom (see H.R. 3051), H9478 [15OC]
      ------provide compensation to members of the reserve components 
        who suffer discrepancies between their military and 
        nonmilitary compensation as a result of being called to active 
        duty for a certain period (see H.R. 1345), H9687 [17OC]
      ------reduce the age for receipt of military retired pay for 
        non-regular service (see H.R. 742), H1516 [4MR]
      ------restore health care coverage to retired members of the 
        uniformed services (see H.R. 3474), H12312 [21NO]
      Aznar, Jose M.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 2131), 
        H9687 [17OC]
      BLM: provide permanent funding for the payment in lieu of taxes 
        program (see H.R. 1005), H7949 [4SE]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 3287), H9380 [10OC]
      California: designate certain public lands as wilderness and 
        certain rivers as wild and scenic rivers and establish the 
        Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (see H.R. 3325), H9982 [28OC]
      Capital punishment: abolish under Federal law (see H.R. 2574), 
        H5813 [24JN]
      Chavez, Cesar E.: commemorate birthday (see H. Res. 112), H1466 
        [27FE]
      Children and youth: enhance operation of the AMBER Alert 
        communications plan to expedite the recovery of abducted 
        children (see H.R. 412), H217 [28JA]
      ------establish a demonstration project to implement evidence-
        based preventive-screening methods to detect mental illness 
        and suicidal tendencies in school-age youth at selected 
        facilities (see H.R. 3063), H8174 [10SE]
      ------establish a grant program to provide comprehensive eye 
        examinations (see H.R. 2173), H12311 [21NO]
      ------issue commemorative postage stamp to recognize U.S. 
        efforts to reunite missing children with their families and to 
        honor the victims of abduction and murder (see H. Con. Res. 
        185), H4529 [21MY] (see H. Con. Res. 192), H4737 [22MY]
      ------protect from exploitive child modeling (see H.R. 756), 
        H4204 [15MY]
      ------tribute to ``Code Adam'' child safety program and commend 
        and encourage implementation of abduction prevention programs 
        in retail business establishments (see H. Res. 254), H4738 
        [22MY]
      Cinco de Mayo: observance (see H. Con. Res. 163), H3762 [7MY]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see H.R. 1688), H7020 [16JY]
      Clean Air Act: prohibit the use of certain fuel additives 
        including methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) in reformulated 
        gasoline (see H.R. 2253), H5367 [12JN]
      Colleges and universities: address the rising cost of tuition by 
        strengthening the compact between the States, Federal 
        Government, and institutions of higher education (see H.R. 
        3519), H11703 [20NO]
      ------expand and enhance post-baccalaureate opportunities at 
        Hispanic-serving institutions (see H.R. 2238), H4735 [22MY]
      Commission To Establish a National Museum of the American 
        Latino: establish to develop a plan of action for the 
        establishment and maintenance of the National Museum of the 
        American Latino in Washington, DC (see H.R. 3292), H9477 
        [15OC]
      Computers: establish a program to transfer surplus computers of 
        Federal agencies to schools and nonprofit community-based 
        educational organizations (see H.R. 2694), H7455 [23JY]
      Contracts: increase the minimum Government-wide goal for 
        procurement contracts awarded to small businesses (see H.R. 
        1216), H7169 [18JY]
      ------require the provision of a written prompt payment policy 
        to each subcontractor under a Federal contract and a clause 
        outlining the provisions of such policy in each subcontract 
        (see H.R. 1215), H7169 [18JY]
      Courts: assign liability for injury caused by genetically 
        engineered organisms (see H.R. 2919), H7782 [25JY]
      ------permit expungement of records of certain nonviolent 
        criminal offenses (see H.R. 1434), H10457 [5NO]
      Crime: prohibit the sale or rental of adult video games to 
        minors (see H.R. 669), H1334 [25FE]
      Cruz, Celia: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see 
        H.R. 3009), H7948 [4SE]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: designate a disaster liason to assist 
        State and local employees with responding to a federally 
        declared disaster area (see H.R. 3157), H9282 [7OC]
      Dept. of Defense: implement requirements for additional Weapons 
        of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams (see H.R. 2012), H4206 
        [15MY]
      ------repeal certain closures and realignments of military 
        installations (see H.R. 1638), H3684 [6MY]
      Dept. of Education: establish competitive demonstration grant 
        program to provide funds for local educational agencies to 
        experiment with ways to alleviate the substitute teacher 
        shortage (see H.R. 3008), H7948 [4SE]
      Dept. of HHS: establish, promote, and support a comprehensive 
        prevention, research, and medical management referral program 
        for hepatitis C virus infection (see H.R. 3539), H12922 [8DE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: reimburse State, local, and Indian 
        tribal governments for certain costs relating to the 
        mobilization of Reserves who are first responder personnel of 
        such governments or tribes (see H.R. 1803), H3352 [11AP]
      Dept. of Justice: extend authorization for the Bulletproof Vest 
        Partnership Grant Program (see H.R. 1708), H3684 [6MY]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct special resource study of sites 
        associated with Cesar E. Chavez and the farm labor movement to 
        determine appropriate methods for their preservation and 
        interpretation (see H.R. 1034), H1464 [27FE]
      ------implement final rule to phase out snowmobile use in 
        Yellowstone National Park, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial 
        Parkway, and Grand Teton National Park, and snowplane use in 
        Grand Teton National Park (see H.R. 1130), H5366 [12JN]
      Dept. of the Treasury: establish a commemorative quarter dollar 
        coin program for the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, 
        American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin 
        Islands (see H.R. 2993), H7838 [3SE]
      Dept. of Transportation: establish the National Rail 
        Infrastructure Program (see H.R. 1617), H9282 [7OC]
      ------require installation of 2 combination cockpit voice 
        recorder and digital flight data recorder systems in each 
        commercial passenger aircraft (see H.R. 2632), H7329 [22JY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: allow payment of certain benefits to 
        begin effective the day in which hospitalization or treatment 
        begins (see H.R. 3344), H9982 [28OC]
      ------authorize major medical facility projects for the Capital 
        Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services initiative and satisfy 
        requirements on natural disasters (see H.R. 3061), H8174 
        [10SE]
      ------dispense medications to veterans for prescriptions written 
        by private practitioners (see H.R. 998), H3683 [6MY]
      ------enhance rehabilitative services provided to veterans with 
        mental illnesses (see H.R. 3442), H10978 [6NO]
      ------establish uniformity in fees charged qualifying members of 
        the Selected Reserve and active duty veterans for guaranteed 
        home loans and make access to such loans permanent (see H.R. 
        1257), H4131 [14MY]
      ------provide adapted housing assistance to disabled Armed 
        Forces members who remain on active duty pending medical 
        separation (see H.R. 761), H4131 [14MY]
      ------reduce backlog of benefit claims (see H.R. 1264), H1900 
        [13MR]
      ------repeal limitation on the payment of accrued benefits that 
        are due, and unpaid, upon the death of a veteran or other 
        beneficiary (see H.R. 241), H4011 [13MY]
      ------repeal the offset from surviving spouse annuities under 
        the military Survivor Benefit Plan for amounts paid as 
        dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 1726), H4205 
        [15MY]
      Disasters: reduce impacts of hurricanes, tornadoes, and related 
        natural hazards through a program of research and development 
        and technology transfer (see H.R. 2020), H4788 [2JN]
      Diseases: authorize grants for treatment and support services 
        for Alzheimer's disease patients and their families (see H.R. 
        3451), H10457 [5NO]
      ------prohibit interference by certain education grant 
        recipients with a student's treatment of his or her diabetes 
        (see H.R. 3178), H9812 [21OC]
      Doby, Lawrence E.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 235), H6263 [26JN]
      Drugs: lift the patient limitation on prescribing drug addiction 
        treatments by medical practitioners in group practices (see 
        H.R. 3634), H12309 [21NO]
      Economy: require Commissioner of Labor Statistics to develop 
        methodology for measuring cost-of-living in each State, and 
        require Comptroller General to ascertain impact on certain 
        Federal benefits (see H.R. 3640), H12309 [21NO]
      Education: constitutional amendment on the right to a quality 
        public education (see H.J. Res. 29), H1515 [4MR]
      ------extend student loan forgiveness to Head Start teachers 
        (see H.R. 2291), H4786 [2JN]
      ------improve graduation rates by making grants to improve 
        adolescent literacy (see H.R. 3085), H8282 [16SE]
      ------provide educational opportunities for all students in 
        State public school systems (see H.R. 236), H134 [8JA]
      Employment: prohibit discrimination on the basis of affectional 
        or sexual orientation (see H.R. 3285), H9376 [8OC]
      Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: 
        provide benefits to Dept. of Energy contractors exposed to 
        toxic substances, expand coverage to certain individuals, and 
        reform claimant assistance (see H.R. 1758), H7225 [21JY]
      FAA: ensure control of air traffic control system functions (see 
        H.R. 1711), H7086 [17JY]
      Fair Credit Reporting Act: provide for disclosures of credit-
        based insurance scoring information by insurers and credit 
        reporting agencies (see H.R. 1473), H5714 [23JN]
      Families and domestic relations: research the health impact and 
        prevention of family violence and provide training and Federal 
        coverage for health care professionals to identify and treat 
        families experiencing family violence (see H.R. 1267), H2271 
        [20MR]
      FCC: encourage more extensive review and public comment before 
        revising media ownership rules (see H. Res. 218), H4369 [20MY]
      Federal employees: amend the definition of a law enforcement 
        officer to include certain positions relative to retirement 
        benefits (see H.R. 2442), H10237 [30OC]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify that fill material 
        cannot be comprised of waste (see H.R. 738), H9377 [8OC]
      ------clarify U.S. jurisdiction over water and wetlands (see 
        H.R. 962), H5046 [5JN]
      Ferre, Luis A.: tribute (see H. Res. 433), H10457 [5NO]
      Financial institutions: accept U.S.-issued matricula consular as 
        a valid form of identification (see H.R. 773), H699 [13FE]
      ------prohibit financial holding companies and national banks 
        from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real estate 
        brokerage or real estate management activities (see H.R. 111), 
        H4368 [20MY]
      Finger Lakes National Forest: prohibit oil and natural gas 
        drilling (see H.R. 752), H462 [12FE]
      Firefighters: provide death and disability benefits to certain 
        contracted aerial firefighters who suffer death or disability 
        in the line of duty (see H.R. 977), H1955 [18MR]
      Food: ensure safety of genetically engineered foods (see H.R. 
        2917), H7782 [25JY]
      ------ensure that efforts to address world hunger through the 
        use of genetically engineered animals and crops actually help 
        developing countries and peoples while protecting human health 
        and the environment (see H.R. 2920), H7782 [25JY]
      ------require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, 
        a genetically engineered material (see H.R. 2916), H7782 
        [25JY]
      Foreign aid: provide debt relief to developing countries with 
        coral reef preservation and management programs (see H.R. 
        1721), H3301 [10AP]
      Forest Service: protection of certain roadless areas (see H.R. 
        2369), H5044 [5JN]
      Foster Care Reform Commission: establish (see H.R. 2124), H6604 
        [10JY]
      Government: enhance security and efficiency of immigration, 
        visa, border patrol, and naturalization functions (see H.R. 
        1464), H2470 [27MR]
      Guam: authorize the Dept. of the Interior to reduce, release, or 
        waive amounts owed by the Government of Guam to the U.S. to 
        offset unreimbursed compact impact expenses (see H.R. 2522), 
        H7020 [16JY]
      ------clarify local judicial structure (see H.R. 2400), H5173 
        [10JN]
      Health care professionals: promote careers in nursing and 
        diversity in the nursing workforce (see H.R. 920), H8016 [5SE]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1821), H5175 [10JN]
      Higher Education Act: provide deferments and interest payments 
        for borrowers of student loans who are called to active 
        military duty (see H.R. 1168), H1689 [10MR]
      Hire a Veteran Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Con. Res. 
        252), H7617 [24JY]
      Hispanic Americans: provide programs and activities to improve 
        health (see H.R. 2258), H4736 [22MY]
      History: acknowledge African descendants of the transatlantic 
        slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and work to 
        improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin 
        America and the Caribbean (see H. Con. Res. 47), H1467 [27FE]
      Immigration: adjust the status of certain aliens, with 
        longstanding ties to the U.S., to that of an alien lawfully 
        admitted to permanent residence (see H.R. 440), H241 [29JA]
      ------change requirements for naturalization to citizenship 
        through service in the Armed Forces (see H.R. 1275), H1955 
        [18MR]
      ------compensate States for incarcerating undocumented aliens 
        charged with a felony or two or more misdemeanors (see H.R. 
        2435), H5266 [11JN]
      Insurance: prohibit use of genetic information in determining 
        coverage or premiums (see H.R. 1910), H9687 [17OC]
      ------promote health care coverage parity for individuals 
        participating in legal recreational or transportation 
        activities (see H.R. 1749), H7086 [17JY]
      ------require health plans to cover treatment of a minor child's 
        congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to 
        trauma, infection, tumor, or disease (see H.R. 296), H4255 
        [19MY]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 857), H7949 [4SE]
      Iraq: authorize assistance for women and women's organizations 
        to strengthen and stabilize democracy (see H. Con. Res. 196), 
        H7840 [3SE]
      Julia, Raul: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see 
        H.R. 2818), H7329 [22JY]
      ------tribute (see H. Con. Res. 287), H8491 [23SE]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 
        589), H4368 [20MY]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr., and Coretta Scott: award Congressional 
        Gold Medal (see H.R. 2680), H6464 [9JY]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see H.R. 3619), H12922 [8DE]
      Law enforcement: eliminate backlog of DNA samples collected from 
        crime scenes and offenders and expand and improve the use of 
        DNA collection and analysis in criminal investigations (see 
        H.R. 3214), H9615 [16OC]
      ------provide grants for law enforcement training and equipment 
        to combat methamphetamine labs (see H.R. 3092), H9377 [8OC]
      Marshall Islands: convey a decommissioned NOAA ship to Utrok 
        Atoll (see H.R. 2584), H7949 [4SE]
      Medal of Honor: provide for use of gold in metal content (see 
        H.R. 1172), H1743 [11MR]
      Medicaid: remove cap on payments and adjust statutory matching 
        rate for certain territories (see H.R. 675), H390 [11FE]
      Medicare: establish minimum geographic cost-of-practice index 
        value for physicians' services (see H.R. 33), H2822 [3AP]
      ------increase payments to hospitals in Puerto Rico (see H.R. 
        1739), H3638 [1MY]
      ------promote research for health promotion and disease 
        prevention and add preventive benefits (see H.R. 1860), H3684 
        [6MY]
      ------revise methodology by which payment for orphan drugs and 
        biologicals is made under program prospective payment system 
        for hospital outpatient department services (see H.R. 2700), 
        H9131 [1OC]
      Medicare/Medicaid: require certain staffing in nursing 
        facilities (see H.R. 3355), H9811 [21OC]
      Mental health: provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits 
        unless comparable limitations are imposed on medical and 
        surgical benefits (see H.R. 953), H2864 [7AP]
      Mining and mineral resources: reclamation of abandoned hardrock 
        mines (see H.R. 504), H1396 [26FE]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals (see H.R. 
        3459), H11393 (see H.R. 3459), H11516 [18NO]
      Motor vehicles: protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, 
        service, and repair their motor vehicles (see H.R. 2735), 
        H6868 [15JY]
      ------require increased safety testing of 15-passenger vans and 
        ensure compliance with applicable motor vehicle safety 
        standards if vans are used as schoolbuses (see H.R. 1641), 
        H3858 [8MY]
      National Affordable Housing Trust Fund: establish to provide 
        decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families 
        (see H.R. 1102), H1640 [5MR]
      National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: long-term 
        health monitoring of firefighters in disaster areas (see H.R. 
        3431), H10339 [4NO]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: develop 
        research centers focusing on women's health and disease 
        prevention, and conduct and coordinate a research program on 
        hormone disruption (see H.R. 852), H5046 [5JN]
      National Oceans Week: support (see H. Con. Res. 202), H8017 
        [5SE]
      National security: ensure greater security for U.S. seaports 
        (see H.R. 2193), H6271 [7JY]
      ------establish a task force to assess State and local 
        capabilities in dealing with terrorism and make grants to such 
        jurisdictions to achieve those capabilities (see H.R. 3158), 
        H8904 [24SE]
      Native Americans: clarify citizenship eligibility for certain 
        members of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona (see H.R. 
        731), H1955 [18MR]
      ------protect sacred Native American Federal land from 
        significant damage (see H.R. 2419), H5265 [11JN]
      New Freedom Commission on Mental Health: adopt and implement 
        goals and recommendations to help ensure affordable, 
        accessible, and high quality mental health care (see H. Con. 
        Res. 292), H9615 [16OC]
      No Child Left Behind Act: suspend certain amendments that are 
        not fully funded (see H.R. 2366), H9812 [21OC]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (see H.R. 2801), H7788 [25JY]
      Organ donation: allow leave for individuals who provide living 
        organ donations (see H.R. 1381), H2268 [20MR]
      Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office Building, Paia, HI: designate 
        (see H.R. 2030), H3975 [9MY]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3287), 
        H9380 [10OC]
      Pensions: protect employee benefits in defined benefit plans and 
        enforce age discrimination requirements that apply to 
        conversion of pension plans to cash balance plans (see H.R. 
        1677), H3454 [29AP]
      Pentagon Renovation Program: tribute to Latino and immigrant 
        worker efforts in reconstructing the portion of the Pentagon 
        destroyed in terrorist attack (see H. Res. 117), H1466 [27FE]
      Pope John Paul II: award Presidential Medal of Freedom (see H. 
        Con. Res. 313), H9981 [28OC]
      Public lands: provide consistent enforcement authority by 
        Federal agencies that respond to violations of regulations 
        governing public lands, and clarify the purpose of fines 
        collected for violations (see H.R. 3247), H9478 [15OC]
      Public safety officers: ensure that officers who suffer a fatal 
        heart attack or stroke while on duty shall be presumed to have 
        died in the line of duty for purposes of survivor benefits 
        (see H.R. 919), H1394 [26FE]
      Public welfare programs: provide grants for transitional jobs 
        programs under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 
        Program (see H.R. 3560), H11701 [20NO]
      Public Works and Economic Development Act: reauthorize and 
        improve programs (see H.R. 2535), H7455 [23JY]
      Radio: ensure the availability of spectrum to amateur radio 
        operators (see H.R. 713), H11651 [19NO]
      Railroads: ensure continuation of fixed guideway system projects 
        (see H.R. 3578), H12306 [21NO]
      Rangel, Irma: tribute (see H. Res. 159), H2823 [3AP]
      Rehabilitation Act: provide for equitable allotment of funds to 
        States for centers for independent living (see H.R. 2385), 
        H5815 [24JN]
      Rite of Passage Community Service Program: establish (see H.R. 
        2125), H4203 [15MY]
      Roads and highways: establish a transportation and active living 
        program, a safe routes to school program, and a nonmotorized 
        transportation pilot program (see H.R. 2568), H5815 [24JN]
      Robertson, George I.M.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3263), H9688 [17OC]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see H.R. 1900), 
        H5815 [24JN]
      SBA: expand and improve assistance provided by small business 
        development centers to Native Americans (see H.R. 1166), H1681 
        [6MR]
      Senior citizens: improve and enhance access to mental health 
        services (see H.R. 2241), H4735 [22MY]
      ------promote elder justice (see H.R. 2490), H5467 [17JN]
      Sewage disposal: ensure that sewage treatment plants monitor for 
        and report discharges of raw sewage (see H.R. 2215), H4734 
        [22MY]
      Skykomish River: enhance ecosystem protection and outdoor 
        opportunities by designating certain Federal lands as 
        wilderness (see H.R. 822), H6348 [8JY]
      Small business: improve access and choice relative to employee 
        health care (see H.R. 660), H389 [11FE]
      Social Investment and Economic Development Fund for the 
        Americas: establish (see H.R. 3447), H10457 [5NO]
      Social Security: allow certain remarried widows, widowers, and 
        surviving divorced spouses to become or remain entitled to 
        widow's or widower's insurance benefits (see H.R. 2583), H7949 
        [4SE]
      ------computation system for benefits relative to spouses' or 
        surviving spouses' Government pensions (see H.R. 887), H1467 
        [27FE]
      ------earnings test for blind individuals (see H.R. 173), H323 
        [5FE]
      ------eliminate the waiting period in the disability insurance 
        program for disabled individuals suffering from a terminal 
        illness (see H.R. 976), H1461 [27FE]
      Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act: enhance protection of 
        credit ratings of active duty military personnel who are 
        activated for military service (see H.R. 2576), H5813 [24JN]
      States: require candidates for driver's licenses to demonstrate 
        an ability to exercise greatly increased caution when driving 
        in the proximity of potentially visually impaired individuals 
        (see H. Con. Res. 56), H3684 [6MY]
      Tariff: encourage countries who are party to NAFTA to promote 
        parity relative to the personal exemption allowance for 
        merchandise purchased abroad by returning residents (see H. 
        Res. 346), H7785 [25JY]
      Taxation: accelerate increase in refundability of the child tax 
        credit (see H.R. 2325), H4976 [4JN]
      ------allow use of principal repayments to issue additional 
        mortgages and modify price limitations under the mortgage 
        revenue bond program and change income limit for housing 
        credit program (see H.R. 284), H4131 [14MY]
      ------change calculation and simplify administration of the 
        earned income tax credit (see H.R. 1782), H3351 [11AP]
      ------permanently extend research credit, adjust the alternative 
        incremental credit rates, and provide an alternative 
        simplified credit for qualified research expenses (see H.R. 
        463), H2939 [8AP]
      ------permit the deduction of health insurance costs of self-
        employed individuals to be allowed in computing self-
        employment taxes (see H.R. 1873), H3684 [6MY]
      ------provide a tax credit for broadband Internet access (see 
        H.R. 768), H3683 [6MY]
      ------treatment of certain tax attributes for taxpayers who file 
        consolidated returns (see H.R. 2706), H7086 [17JY]
      ------treatment of private activity bonds for water and sewage 
        facilities (see H.R. 3410), H10235 [30OC]
      Unemployment: provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment 
        benefits program (see H.R. 17), H52 [7JA] (see H.R. 1652), 
        H3763 [7MY]
      ------provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment benefits 
        program and improve the unemployment insurance system (see 
        H.R. 3244), H9813 [21OC]
      Veterans: enhance cooperation and the sharing of resources 
        between the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and the Dept. of Defense 
        relative to veterans' benefits programs (see H.R. 1911), H4131 
        [14MY]
      ------health care funding (see H.R. 2318), H5468 [17JN]
      ------increase maximum amount of home loan guarantees available 
        to veterans (see H.R. 1735), H3975 [9MY]
      ------increase rates of disability compensation for veterans 
        with service-connected disabilities and dependency and 
        indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled 
        veterans (see H.R. 1683), H4012 [13MY]
      ------increase the minimum Survivor Benefit Plan basic annuity 
        for certain surviving spouses and provide for an open season 
        under that plan (see H.R. 548), H2822 [3AP]
      ------make certain improvements to the National Service Life 
        Insurance and U.S. Government Life Insurance programs (see 
        H.R. 1554), H3305 [10AP]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see H.R. 303), H2472 
        [27MR]
      ------permit use of education benefits for certain 
        entrepreneurship courses and permit veterans enrolled in 
        certain vocational rehabilitation programs to have self-
        employment as a vocational goal (see H.R. 1460), H4012 [13MY]
      Veterans Day: observe moment of silence to honor veterans of all 
        U.S. wars and memorialize those who gave their lives in 
        defense of the U.S. (see H. Con. Res. 195), H4738 [22MY]
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial: authorize design and construction of 
        a visitor center (see H.R. 1442), H4368 [20MY]
      Voting: establish election day as a legal public holiday (see 
        H.R. 1508), H2823 [3AP]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of certain 
        wild animals for use as pets (see H.R. 1006), H5366 [12JN]
      ------protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife, and 
        their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to 
        control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species 
        (see H.R. 2310), H4876 [3JN]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 37), H1811 [12MR]
      ------promote economic security and safety of domestic and 
        sexual violence victims (see H.R. 3420), H11360 [17NO]
      ------reduce preterm labor, delivery, and risk of pregnancy-
        related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and reduce 
        infant mortality caused by prematurity (see H.R. 3350), H10237 
        [30OC]
      World War II: allow certain individuals of Japanese ancestry who 
        were brought forcibly to the U.S. from Latin America and were 
        interned in the U.S. to be provided restitution (see H.R. 
        779), H700 [13FE]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Caetani, Laura Maldonado: relief (see H.R. 1506), H2472 [27MR]
      Dept. of Agriculture: acquire and manage lands in Puerto Rico to 
        protect critical aquifers, watersheds, and the tropical 
        forests of the Karst Region (see H.R. 2488), H5467 [17JN]
      Medicare: increase payments to hospitals in Puerto Rico (see 
        H.R. 1351), H2131 [19MR]
      Public buildings: require that certain procedures are followed 
        in Federal buildings when a child is reported missing (see 
        H.R. 1263), H1900 [13MR]
      Public welfare programs: provide access to tools to stimulate 
        employment (see H.R. 535), H318 [5FE]
      Puerto Rico: authorize a major medical facility project at the 
        San Juan Dept. of Veterans Affairs medical center (see H.R. 
        3021), H8016 [5SE]
      ------authorize construction of a Dept. of Veterans Affairs 
        medical center at a site that would best serve the needs of 
        both veterans and Dept. of Defense medical beneficiaries (see 
        H.R. 3020), H8016 [5SE]
      ------designate certain National Forest System lands as 
        components of the National Wilderness Preservation System (see 
        H.R. 1723), H3301 [10AP]
      ------increase amount payable to provide nutrition assistance 
        under the Food Stamp Act (see H.R. 3290), H9477 [15OC]
      Roberto Clemente Walker Post Office Building, Carolina, PR: 
        designate (see H.R. 2826), H7453 [23JY]
      Small business: provide additional grants to small business 
        development centers in high unemployment districts (see H.R. 
        2922), H7782 [25JY]
      Social Security: allocate allotments to territories under the 
        State Children's Health Insurance Program in the same manner 
        as for States (see H.R. 3291), H9477 [15OC]
  Letters
      Dept. of Defense transfer of Vieques Island land to the Dept. of 
        the Interior for use as a national wildlife refuge: Craig 
        Manson, Dept. of the Interior, H3622 [1MY]
      ------Hansford T. Johnson, Dept. of the Navy, H3622 [1MY]
      Naval Station Roosevelt Roads facilities usage: by, H6300, H6301 
        [8JY]
      Resident Instruction and Distance Education Grants Program 
        funding: by, H6651 [14JY]
  Remarks
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for the war 
        in Iraq and homeland security (H.R. 1559), H2737 [3AP]
      Children and youth: implement Code Adam child safety alert 
        program in Federal buildings, H2428 [27MR]
      ------prevent child abduction (H.R. 1104), H2428 [27MR]
      Dept. of Agriculture: acquire and manage lands in Puerto Rico to 
        protect critical aquifers, watersheds, and the tropical 
        forests of the Karst Region (H.R. 2488), E1278 [17JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), 
        conference report, H11001 [7NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2658), conference report, 
        H8791, H8792 [24SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: improve and enhance provision of 
        long-term care for veterans and modify authorities relative to 
        administration of personnel (S. 1156), H12156 [21NO]
      Employment: enhance the workforce investment system (H.R. 1261), 
        H3787 [8MY]
      Families and domestic relations: recognize and enhance public 
        awareness of the social problem of child abuse and neglect (H. 
        Res. 113), H2318 [26MR]
      Medicare: increase payments to hospitals in Puerto Rico, H5039 
        [5JN]
      ------reform, H5039 [5JN]
      Public welfare programs: reauthorize and improve block grants to 
        States for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program 
        (H.R. 4), H549 [13FE]
      Puerto Rico: anniversary of Arecibo Observatory, E2181 
        [31OC]
      ------closing of Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, H11001 
        [7NO]
      ------closure of Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, H8791, 
        H8792 [24SE]
      ------Dept. of Defense transfer of Vieques Island land to the 
        Dept. of the Interior for use as a national wildlife refuge, 
        H3621 [1MY]
      ------designate certain National Forest System lands as 
        components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, 
        H3056 [10AP]
      ------infrastructure and transportation funding, H8059 
        [9SE]
      ------political reform, H1725 [11MR]
      ------prohibit closure of Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, H6300 
        [8JY]
      Roberto Clemente Walker Post Office Building, Carolina, PR: 
        designate (H.R. 2826), H8461 [23SE]
      Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century: reauthorization, 
        E1334 [24JN]
      University of Puerto Rico: anniversary, H1693 [11MR]
      Varona, Aleida: Dept. of HHS Office of Child Support Enforcement 
        Achievement Beyond the Call of Duty Award recipient, 
        E1743 [9SE]
      Water: provide for conservation and development of water and 
        related resources and authorize Dept. of the Army construction 
        and improvement projects for rivers and harbors (H.R. 2557), 
        H8840 [24SE]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Special order: granted, H1741 [11MR], H3632 [1MY]
  Tributes
      Blanco, Francisco J., H1910 [18MR]
      Ferre, Luis A., E2116 [21OC]
      Marin, Luis Munoz, E294 [26FE]
      Morales, Orlando, H2591 [2AP], E639 [1AP]
      Rodriguez, Robert M., H2591 [2AP]




ACHEY, STEPHEN M.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H1357 [26FE]




ACKERMAN, DAVID

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S10967 [2SE]




ACKERMAN, GARY L. (a Representative from New York)

  Amendments
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), H6651 [14JY]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), 
        H4575 [22MY]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1950), H6799 
        [15JY]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Afghanistan: increase NATO role in promoting security (see H. 
        Con. Res. 136), H2821 [3AP]
      Air pollution: reduce emissions from electric powerplants (see 
        H.R. 2042), H7787 [25JY]
      Alaska: provide additional protections for National Forest 
        System lands (see H.R. 979), H1461 [27FE]
      Animal Welfare Act: strengthen enforcement of animal fighting 
        provisions (see H.R. 1532), H2585 [1AP]
      Animals: prohibit the intentional feeding of bears on Federal 
        lands (see H.R. 1472), H2515 [31MR]
      Archivist of the U.S.: establish the Holocaust Insurance 
        Registry and require certain disclosures by insurers (see H.R. 
        1210), H1745 [11MR]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 770), H699 [13FE]
      Argentina: anniversary of terrorist attack on Jewish Cultural 
        Center in Buenos Aires and highlight the attack as 
        characteristic of the threat to the U.S. from terrorist groups 
        operating from Latin America (see H. Res. 325), H7169 [18JY]
      ------disclosure of records pertaining to Nazis and other World 
        War II criminals (see H. Res. 235), H4131 [14MY]
      Armed Forces: exempt certain members from requirement to pay 
        subsistence charges while hospitalized (see H.R. 2998), H9282 
        [7OC]
      ------expand Rest and Recuperation Leave program for members 
        serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring 
        Freedom to include travel and transportation to the members' 
        permanent station or home (see H. Res. 387), H9215 [2OC]
      ------express appreciation for the support and cooperation from 
        Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar during military operations in Iraq 
        (see H. Con. Res. 211), H5045 [5JN]
      ------express appreciation to members engaging in military 
        action in Iraq and against terrorism and encourage communities 
        to prepare appropriate homecoming ceremonies (see H. Con. Res. 
        152), H3975 [9MY]
      ------require colleges and universities to preserve educational 
        status and financial aid of military personnel called to 
        active duty (see H.R. 1323), H4205 [15MY]
      ------restore health care coverage to retired members of the 
        uniformed services (see H.R. 58), H706 [13FE]
      ------restore the tax-exempt status of death gratuity payments 
        (see H.R. 693), H391 [11FE]
      Armenia: normal trade relations status (see H.R. 528), H5366 
        [12JN]
      Assault weapons: reauthorize ban on production of assault 
        weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (see 
        H.R. 2038), H3856 [8MY]
      Bankruptcy: revise banking and bankruptcy insolvency laws 
        relative to termination and netting of financial contracts 
        (see H.R. 2120), H4203 [15MY]
      Barry, John: recognize as first flag officer of the U.S. Navy 
        (see H.J. Res. 62), H6263 [26JN]
      Ben R. Gerow Post Office Building, Liberty, NY: designate (see 
        H.R. 3234), H9213 [2OC]
      Blackwell, Lucien E.: tribute (see H. Res. 169), H2586 [1AP]
      Blair, Tony: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1511), 
        H5046 [5JN]
      Brian C. Hickey Post Office Building, Bethpage, NY: designate 
        (see H.R. 2452), H7840 [3SE]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (see H.R. 2330), H4977 [4JN]
      Bush, President: request report entitled ``Operation Iraqi 
        Freedom Strategic Lessons Learned'' and other materials on 
        planning for reconstruction and security of post-war Iraq (see 
        H. Res. 358), H8016 [5SE] (see H. Res. 364), H8082 [9SE]
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: authorize grants for 
        mosquito control programs to prevent mosquito-borne diseases 
        (see H.R. 342), H324 [5FE]
      Chen Shui-bian: U.S. visit (see H. Con. Res. 302), H9983 [28OC]
      Children and youth: enhance operation of the AMBER Alert 
        communications plan to expedite the recovery of abducted 
        children (see H.R. 412), H1516 [4MR]
      ------establish a demonstration project to implement evidence-
        based preventive-screening methods to detect mental illness 
        and suicidal tendencies in school-age youth at selected 
        facilities (see H.R. 3063), H9982 [28OC]
      ------establish a grant program to provide comprehensive eye 
        examinations (see H.R. 2173), H10340 [4NO]
      China, People's Republic of: condemn relative to individuals 
        being held as prisoners of conscience for their involvement in 
        efforts to end the occupation of Tibet (see H. Res. 157), 
        H12923 [8DE]
      China, Republic of: endorse and obtain observer status at the 
        World Health Assembly summit in Switzerland (see H.R. 441), 
        H1746 [11MR]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see H.R. 1688), H3051 [9AP]
      Columbia (space shuttle): award Congressional Gold Medal 
        posthumously to crew (see H.R. 525), H11702 [20NO]
      Computers: develop and deploy technologies to defeat Internet 
        jamming and censorship (see H.R. 48), H53 [7JA]
      Contraceptives: establish a public education and awareness 
        program relative to emergency contraception (see H.R. 1812), 
        H4255 [19MY]
      ------require equitable coverage of drugs, devices, and services 
        under health insurance plans (see H.R. 2727), H7840 [3SE]
      Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of 
        Genocide: reaffirm support and commemorate anniversary of 
        Genocide Convention Implementation Act (see H. Res. 193), 
        H3304 [10AP]
      Courts: establish domestic violence court systems from amounts 
        available for grants to combat violence against women (see 
        H.R. 3424), H11360 [17NO]
      ------restore the Federal civil rights remedy for victims of 
        gender-motivated violence (see H.R. 394), H217 [28JA]
      Crime: amend laws relative to false communications about certain 
        criminal violations (see H.R. 1678), H4368 [20MY]
      ------prevent identity fraud (see H.R. 2035), H3856 [8MY]
      Cyprus: express support for a peaceful, just, and lasting 
        settlement relative to Turkish occupation (see H. Res. 165), 
        H2472 [27MR]
      Daniel Patrick Moynihan Global Affairs Institute: support (see 
        H.R. 3032), H8016 [5SE]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: establish and enforce performance 
        standards and sanitation requirements for reduction of 
        pathogens in meat and poultry (see H.R. 2203), H10340 [4NO]
      Dept. of Education: provide student loan forgiveness to 
        graduates who enter into certain public service (see H.R. 
        1306), H1952 [18MR]
      Dept. of HHS: modify treatment categories for qualification as a 
        rehabilitation hospital for purposes of reimbursement under 
        the Medicare prospective payment system (see H.R. 2246), 
        H11133 [7NO]
      Dept. of Justice: extend authorization for the Bulletproof Vest 
        Partnership Grant Program (see H.R. 1708), H3454 [29AP]
      Dept. of the Interior: implement final rule to phase out 
        snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park, John D. 
        Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and Grand Teton National 
        Park, and snowplane use in Grand Teton National Park (see H.R. 
        1130), H1679 [6MR]
      Dept. of Transportation: issue regulations requiring turbojet 
        aircraft of air carriers to be equipped with missile defense 
        systems (see H.R. 580), H4876 [3JN]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: place certain low-income veterans in 
        a higher health-care priority category (see H.R. 2816), H9687 
        [17OC]
      ------repeal the offset from surviving spouse annuities under 
        the military Survivor Benefit Plan for amounts paid as 
        dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 1726), H8382 
        [17SE]
      ------require congressional notification prior to implementation 
        of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services 
        initiative (see H.R. 2808), H7225 [21JY]
      ------suspend authority to increase drug copayment for treatment 
        of non-service-connected disabilities and increase pension 
        rates for certain surviving spouses (see H.R. 627), H322 [5FE]
      Developing countries: establish Millennium Challenge Account to 
        increase support for certain countries, assess impact and 
        effectiveness of U.S. economic assistance, and authorize 
        expansion of the Peace Corps (see H.R. 2441), H6707 [14JY]
      ------increase assistance for the poorest people in developing 
        countries under microenterprise assistance programs (see H.R. 
        192), H1516 [4MR]
      Diseases: authorize grants for treatment and support services 
        for Alzheimer's disease patients and their families (see H.R. 
        3451), H11360 [17NO]
      ------expand research on inflammatory bowel disease (see H.R. 
        290), H7949 [4SE]
      ------increase activities carried out by the Centers for Disease 
        Control and Prevention and NIH relative to diabetes in 
        minority populations (see H.R. 1144), H1680 [6MR]
      ------increase public awareness of scleroderma (see H. Con. Res. 
        30), H11149 [12NO]
      ------increased support and funding to combat juvenile diabetes 
        (see H. Con. Res. 107), H2270 [20MR]
      ------prohibit interference by certain education grant 
        recipients with a student's treatment of his or her diabetes 
        (see H.R. 3178), H9982 [28OC]
      District of Columbia: provide full voting representation in 
        Congress (see H.R. 1285), H3453 [29AP]
      Domestic violence: research health impact and prevention and 
        provide training and Federal coverage for health care 
        professionals to identify and treat families experiencing 
        family violence (see H.R. 1267), H1900 [13MR]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: repeal sunset 
        on expansion of the adoption credit and adoption assistance 
        programs (see H.R. 1057), H1514 [4MR]
      Education: establish a student loan forgiveness program for 
        nurses (see H.R. 501), H392 [11FE]
      ------expand loan forgiveness and loan cancellation programs for 
        teachers and nurses (see H.R. 934), H2312 [25MR]
      ------improve access to printed instructional materials used by 
        blind or other print-disabled persons in elementary and 
        secondary schools (see H.R. 490), H392 [11FE]
      ------increase amount of loan forgiveness for teachers (see H.R. 
        1751), H4205 [15MY]
      ------provide educational opportunities for all students in 
        State public school systems (see H.R. 236), H323 [5FE]
      ------tribute to public education system (see H. Con. Res. 148), 
        H3638 [1MY]
      Edward O'Grady, Waverly Brown, Peter Paige Post Office Building, 
        Nyack, NY: designate (see H.R. 3167), H9131 [1OC]
      Employment: prohibit discrimination on the basis of affectional 
        or sexual orientation (see H.R. 3285), H9376 [8OC]
      ------protect rights of employees to receive overtime 
        compensation (see H.R. 2665), H7455 [23JY]
      ERISA: provide emergency protection for retiree health benefits 
        (see H.R. 1322), H9614 [16OC]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave to care for a domestic 
        partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or grandparent 
        with a serious health condition (see H.R. 1430), H11392 (see 
        H.R. 1430), H11515 [18NO]
      FCC: encourage more extensive review and public comment before 
        revising media ownership rules (see H. Res. 218), H4132 [14MY]
      Federal employees: ensure one-half of leave for birth, adoption, 
        or foster placement of a child shall be leave with pay (see 
        H.R. 1934), H3636 [1MY]
      ------increase the Government contribution for Federal employee 
        health insurance (see H.R. 577), H4368 [20MY]
      ------treatment of retirement benefits for assistant U.S. 
        attorneys (see H.R. 2260), H6604 [10JY]
      Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: coverage of 
        acupuncturist services (see H.R. 1477), H2471 [27MR]
      FEMA: extend the National Flood Insurance Program (see H.R. 11), 
        H51 [7JA]
      Finger Lakes National Forest: prohibit oil and natural gas 
        drilling (see H.R. 752), H1467 [27FE]
      Firearms: prevent handgun violence and illegal commerce in 
        handguns (see H.R. 221), H2270 [20MR]
      ------regulation of transfers at gun shows (see H.R. 260), H135 
        [8JA]
      Flag--U.S.: provide Capitol-flown flags to the families of 
        deceased law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency 
        medical technicians, and other rescue workers (see H.R. 527), 
        H3453 [29AP]
      Foreign aid: authorize assistance for individuals with 
        disabilities in foreign countries, including victims of 
        warfare and civil strife (see H.R. 1462), H2470 [27MR]
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (see H.R. 1415), H2587 [1AP]
      Forest Service: protection of certain roadless areas (see H.R. 
        2369), H5044 [5JN]
      Forests: eliminate commercial logging on public lands and 
        facilitate the economic recovery and diversification of 
        communities dependent on the Federal logging program (see H.R. 
        2169), H4367 [20MY]
      Great Lakes: provide for environmental restoration (see H.R. 
        2720), H10457 [5NO]
      Health: establish a program to assist family caregivers in 
        accessing affordable and high-quality respite care (see H.R. 
        1083), H1639 [5MR]
      ------increase Federal investment in programs that provide 
        health care services to uninsured and low-income individuals 
        in medically underserved areas (see H. Res. 142), H3355 [11AP]
      ------increase supply of pancreatic islet cells for research, 
        coordinate efforts on transplantation, make transplantation a 
        standard therapy, and provide Medicare coverage of certain 
        transplantations (see H.R. 1068), H2402 [26MR]
      ------provide assistance for the development of indoor disease 
        prevention and health promotion centers in urban and rural 
        areas (see H.R. 1022), H1682 [6MR]
      ------tribute to community organization of public access 
        defibrillation programs (see H. Con. Res. 250), H11360 [17NO]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1821), H3353 [11AP]
      Higher Education Act: repeal provisions prohibiting persons 
        convicted of drug offenses from receiving student financial 
        assistance (see H.R. 685), H1689 [10MR]
      Hirschfeld, Al: tribute (see H. Res. 46), H463 [12FE]
      Hunting and trapping: prohibit steel jaw leghold traps (see H.R. 
        1800), H3352 [11AP]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain Montserrat nationals (see 
        H.R. 603), H5664 [19JN]
      ------change requirements for naturalization to citizenship 
        through service in the Armed Forces (see H.R. 1275), H3571 
        [30AP]
      ------prevent admission, require removal, and authorize 
        investigation of aliens who commit acts of torture or genocide 
        abroad (see H.R. 1440), H2400 [26MR]
      ------provide a mechanism for U.S. citizens, and lawful 
        permanent residents, to sponsor their permanent partners for 
        U.S. residence (see H.R. 832), H702 [13FE]
      Independent Commission on Intelligence About Iraq: establish 
        (see H.R. 2625), H6262 [26JN]
      Insurance: coverage of minimum hospital stays for mastectomies 
        and lymph node removals relative to breast cancer (see H.R. 
        1886), H3570 [30AP]
      ------coverage of screening mammography (see H.R. 736), H461 
        [12FE]
      ------prohibit use of genetic information in determining 
        coverage or premiums (see H.R. 1910), H3634 [1MY]
      ------provide nondiscriminatory coverage of substance abuse 
        treatment services under private group and individual health 
        coverage (see H.R. 2256), H9377 [8OC]
      Intelligence services: establish a select committee to 
        investigate the effectiveness of U.S. intelligence structure 
        to meet global threats (see H. Res. 307), H6604 [10JY]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 857), H7949 [4SE]
      Iran: condemn construction of a facility to enrich uranium with 
        potential for developing a program for the proliferation of 
        weapons of mass destruction, and for its support of global 
        terrorism (see H. Con. Res. 217), H5665 [19JN]
      ------human rights violations (see H. Res. 140), H1812 [12MR]
      ------permit International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect 
        suspected nuclear and nuclear-related facilities (see H. Res. 
        259), H6265 [26JN]
      Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program: extend (see 
        H.R. 2655), H6263 [26JN]
      Israel: commend for conducting free and fair elections and 
        reaffirm friendship with the U.S. (see H. Res. 61), H391 
        [11FE]
      ------condemn terrorism inflicted on Israel since the Aqaba 
        Summit and express solidarity in fight against terrorism (see 
        H. Res. 294), H5929 [25JN]
      James E. Davis Post Office Building, Brooklyn, NY: designate 
        (see H.R. 3012), H8906 [24SE]
      James J. Peters Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, 
        NY: designate (see H.R. 2786), H7085 [17JY] (see H.R. 3383), 
        H9981 [28OC]
      Jamestown, VA: mint coins in commemoration of settlement 
        anniversary (see H.R. 1914), H9130 [1OC]
      John G. Dow Post Office Building, Tappan, NY: designate (see 
        H.R. 3166), H9131 [1OC]
      Jordan: democracy efforts (see H. Res. 371), H8284 [16SE]
      Kenya: condemn terrorist attacks in Mombasa (see H. Res. 76), 
        H463 [12FE]
      Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: allow North Koreans to 
        apply for refugee status or asylum in the U.S. (see H.R. 367), 
        H170 [27JA]
      ------urge passage of U.N. Commission on Human Rights resolution 
        addressing abuses and call on government to respect and 
        protect the human rights of citizens (see H. Res. 109), H1517 
        [4MR]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see H.R. 3619), H12922 [8DE]
      Languages: strengthen national security through expansion and 
        improvement of foreign language study (see H.R. 3676), H12919 
        [8DE]
      Law enforcement: assess backlog in DNA analysis of rape kit 
        samples and improve investigation and prosecution of sexual 
        assault cases with DNA evidence (see H.R. 1046), H1514 [4MR]
      ------eliminate backlog of DNA samples collected from crime 
        scenes and offenders and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (see H.R. 
        3214), H9378 [8OC]
      Law enforcement officers: adjust percentage differentials 
        payable to Federal law enforcement officers in certain high-
        cost areas (see H.R. 466), H243 [29JA]
      Lehman, Jeffrey S.: tribute (see H. Res. 426), H12923 [8DE]
      Leland, Mickey: issue commemorative postage stamp (see H. Con. 
        Res. 3), H60 [7JA]
      Lindh, Anna: tribute (see H. Res. 372), H8951 [25SE]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see 
        H.R. 3277), H12311 [21NO]
      Marshall, John: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 2768), 
        H12921 [8DE]
      Medicaid: extend certain modifications to disproportionate share 
        hospital allotments (see H.R. 328), H3452 [29AP]
      ------include podiatrists as physicians for purposes of covering 
        physicians services (see H.R. 2959), H12311 [21NO]
      ------increase Federal Medical Assistance Percentage to help 
        States finance increases in enrollment (see H.R. 816), H701 
        [13FE]
      Medicare: consolidate and restate Federal laws relative to 
        social health maintenance organization projects, make such 
        projects permanent, and require a study on ways to expand such 
        projects (see H.R. 983), H2939 [8AP]
      ------coverage of acupuncturist services (see H.R. 1477), H2471 
        [27MR]
      ------coverage of diabetes laboratory diagnostic tests and other 
        diabetes screening services (see H.R. 2236), H4735 [22MY]
      ------coverage of diabetic foot sore apparatus as items of 
        durable medical equipment (see H.R. 1295), H2823 [3AP]
      ------coverage of more frequent hemodialysis treatments (see 
        H.R. 1004), H3637 [1MY]
      ------coverage of oral anticancer drugs (see H.R. 1288), H2271 
        [20MR]
      ------coverage of screening and diagnostic mammography services 
        (see H.R. 817), H702 [13FE]
      ------eliminate discriminatory copayment rates for outpatient 
        psychiatric services (see H.R. 2787), H8284 [16SE]
      ------establish voluntary outpatient prescription drug coverage 
        program and modernize and reform payments and the regulatory 
        structure (see H.R. 1199), H1744 [11MR]
      ------expand and improve coverage of mental health services (see 
        H.R. 1340), H3355 [11AP]
      ------extend a temporary increase in payment for skilled nursing 
        facility services (see H.R. 967), H2271 [20MR]
      ------improve access to diabetes self-management training by 
        designated certified diabetes educators (see H.R. 3194), 
        H11359 [17NO]
      ------improve patient access to, and utilization of, the 
        colorectal cancer screening benefit (see H.R. 1422), H2940 
        [8AP]
      ------limit penalty for late enrollment (see H.R. 1321), H2864 
        [7AP]
      ------permit direct payment for clinical social worker services 
        provided to residents of skilled nursing facilities (see H.R. 
        707), H1642 [5MR]
      ------protect patients by limiting the number of mandatory 
        overtime hours a nurse may be required to work by certain 
        service providers (see H.R. 745), H1642 [5MR]
      ------provide for equitable reimbursement rates to 
        Medicare+Choice organizations (see H.R. 368), H170 [27JA]
      ------provide for negotiation of fair prices for prescription 
        drugs (see H.R. 3672), H12918 [8DE]
      ------reductions in prescription drug prices for beneficiaries 
        and women with breast cancer (see H.R. 896), H1467 [27FE]
      ------reform payment method for covered drugs, drug 
        administration services, and chemotherapy support services 
        (see H.R. 1622), H5046 [5JN]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        1125), H1955 [18MR]
      ------require home health agencies to conduct criminal 
        background checks for all applicants for employment as patient 
        care providers (see H.R. 208), H245 [29JA]
      ------restore the full market basket percentage increase applied 
        to payments to hospitals for inpatient hospital services 
        furnished to beneficiaries (see H.R. 1710), H4205 [15MY]
      Mental health: increase number of well-trained mental health 
        service professionals providing clinical mental health care to 
        children and adolescents (see H.R. 1359), H2515 [31MR]
      ------provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits unless 
        comparable limitations are imposed on medical and surgical 
        benefits (see H.R. 953), H1459 [27FE]
      Middle East: condemn attacks on U.S. citizens by Palestinian 
        terrorists (see H. Con. Res. 112), H2311 [25MR] (see H. Con. 
        Res. 119), H2401 [26MR]
      ------condemn terrorist attacks by Hamas and other terrorist 
        organizations and urge the European Union to classify Hamas as 
        a terrorist organization (see H. Res. 285), H6465 [9JY]
      Minimum wage: level (see H.R. 965), H1460 [27FE]
      Mohamad, Mahathir: condemn anti-Semitic remarks by Malaysian 
        Prime Minister (see H. Res. 409), H9983 [28OC]
      Museum and Library Services Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 13), H245 
        [29JA]
      National Endowment for Democracy: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 
        274), H8082 [9SE]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see H.R. 
        1746), H3302 [10AP]
      ------develop research centers focusing on women's health and 
        disease prevention, and conduct and coordinate a research 
        program on hormone disruption (see H.R. 852), H9377 [8OC]
      National Labor Relations Act: establish efficient system to 
        enable employees to form or become members of labor 
        organizations (see H.R. 3078), H10237 [30OC]
      National security: ensure greater security for U.S. seaports 
        (see H.R. 2193), H6265 [26JN]
      ------improve homeland security, public safety, and citizen 
        activated emergency response capabilities through use of 
        wireless enhanced 911 (E911) services (see H.R. 2898), H8083 
        [9SE]
      National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: amend (see H.R. 
        1349), H2131 [19MR]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 898), H4739 [22MY]
      ------clarify citizenship eligibility for certain members of the 
        Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona (see H.R. 731), H2312 [25MR]
      NATO: support peacekeeping within Iraq (see H.R. 2112), H4203 
        [15MY]
      New England Fishery Management Council: include New York as a 
        member (see H.R. 2679), H7788 [25JY]
      New Freedom Commission on Mental Health: adopt and implement 
        goals and recommendations to help ensure affordable, 
        accessible, and high quality mental health care (see H. Con. 
        Res. 292), H9688 [17OC]
      New York: restrict dumping of dredged material in Long Island 
        Sound (see H.R. 3409), H10235 [30OC]
      New York, NY: anniversary of the Triangle Fire (see H. Con. Res. 
        115), H4979 [4JN]
      ------reauthorize the New York City Watershed Protection Program 
        (see H.R. 2771), H9982 [28OC]
      NIH: breast cancer early detection and mortality rate reduction 
        research funding (see H.R. 1241), H1811 [12MR]
      Organ donation: allow leave for individuals who provide living 
        organ donations (see H.R. 1381), H2823 [3AP]
      Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: encourage 
        action against escalation of anti-Semitic violence and 
        manifestations of xenophobia and discrimination against ethnic 
        and religious minorities (see H. Con. Res. 49), H1467 [27FE]
      Paderewski, Ignacy J.: tribute and anniversary of the return of 
        his remains to Poland (see H. Res. 58), H5268 [11JN]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3287), 
        H9380 [10OC]
      Pensions: protect employee benefits in defined benefit plans and 
        enforce age discrimination requirements that apply to 
        conversion of pension plans to cash balance plans (see H.R. 
        1677), H2938 [8AP]
      Postal Service: extend procedures for closing or consolidation 
        of post offices to the relocation or construction of post 
        offices (see H.R. 3432), H10339 [4NO]
      Public lands: designate certain national parks, wild and scenic 
        rivers, and wilderness areas in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, 
        Washington, and Wyoming (see H.R. 1105), H1641 [5MR]
      Public safety officers: ensure that officers who suffer a fatal 
        heart attack or stroke while on duty shall be presumed to have 
        died in the line of duty for purposes of survivor benefits 
        (see H.R. 919), H1394 [26FE]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see H.R. 1900), 
        H8284 [16SE]
      Roh Moo Hyun: tribute to inauguration as President of the 
        Republic of Korea (see H. Res. 72), H462 [12FE]
      Saudi Arabia: support reform of education curriculum (see H. 
        Con. Res. 242), H10237 [30OC]
      Seeds of Peace (organization): tribute (see H. Con. Res. 288), 
        H9983 [28OC]
      Senior citizens: modify the eligibility criteria for 
        supplemental foods provided under the Commodity Supplemental 
        Food Program (see H.R. 1021), H1746 [11MR]
      ------promote elder justice (see H.R. 2490), H5467 [17JN]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see H.R. 2205), H7618 [24JY]
      Social Investment and Economic Development Fund for the 
        Americas: establish (see H.R. 3447), H10457 [5NO]
      Social Security: choice of benefit payment method relative to 
        computation rule application to workers attaining age 65 in or 
        after 1982 (see H.R. 97), H8016 [5SE]
      ------computation system for benefits relative to spouses' or 
        surviving spouses' Government pensions (see H.R. 887), H1332 
        [25FE]
      ------disregard State annuities paid to blind veterans in the 
        determination of SSI benefits (see H.R. 172), H245 [29JA]
      ------earnings test for blind individuals (see H.R. 173), H392 
        [11FE]
      ------eliminate the waiting period in the disability insurance 
        program for disabled individuals suffering from a terminal 
        illness (see H.R. 976), H1461 [27FE]
      ------permit States the option of covering certain legal aliens 
        under Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program (see H.R. 1689), H3051 [9AP]
      ------permit States to cover certain low-income youth with an 
        enhanced matching rate under State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program and Medicaid (see H.R. 3192), H9982 [28OC]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 594), H1516 [4MR]
      Syracuse University: tribute to men's basketball team (see H. 
        Con. Res. 142), H3053 [9AP]
      Taiwan Relations Act: reaffirm U.S. commitment (see H. Con. Res. 
        117), H2823 [3AP]
      Tannenbaum, Elchanan: hold Syria, Lebanon and Iran accountable 
        for well-being of abducted Israeli civilian, provide 
        International Red Cross access, and take all necessary 
        measures to secure release (see H. Res. 344), H7785 [25JY]
      Taxation: allow a refundable tax credit for health insurance 
        costs for COBRA continuation coverage (see H.R. 2891), H7616 
        [24JY]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 1231), H4368 [20MY]
      ------allow penalty-free withdrawals from individual retirement 
        plans for adoption expenses (see H.R. 584), H2586 [1AP]
      ------expand availability of the refundable tax credit for 
        health insurance costs of certain displaced steelworkers and 
        extend the steel import licensing and monitoring program (see 
        H.R. 1999), H7787 [25JY]
      ------expand the Hope Scholarship credit for certain expenses 
        and exempt certain Federal education grants when taking 
        expenses into account (see H.R. 442), H1516 [4MR]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided 
        health coverage to certain designated beneficiaries of 
        employee's (see H.R. 935), H2939 [8AP]
      ------include sports utility vehicles in the limitation on the 
        depreciation of certain luxury automobiles (see H.R. 727), 
        H460 [12FE]
      ------prevent corporations from avoiding the U.S. income tax by 
        reincorporating in a foreign country (see H.R. 737), H461 
        [12FE]
      ------prevent corporations from exploiting tax treaties to evade 
        U.S. income tax and prevent manipulation of transfer prices by 
        deflection of income to tax havens (see H.R. 2184), H9478 
        [15OC]
      ------provide a tax credit for property owners who remove lead-
        based paint hazards (see H.R. 3107), H9812 [21OC]
      ------repeal foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income 
        (FSC/ETI) tax program and replace with corporate rate 
        deduction for domestic manufacturers (see H.R. 1769), H5367 
        [12JN]
      ------repeal the inclusion in gross income of unemployment 
        compensation (see H.R. 798), H8175 [10SE]
      ------treatment of Community Development Block Grant funds 
        relative to recovery of New York, NY, after terrorist attacks 
        (see H.R. 148), H274 [4FE]
      ------treatment of damages and back pay received on account of, 
        and expenses incurred in asserting any claim of employment 
        discrimination (see H.R. 1155), H3641 [5MY]
      ------treatment of higher education expenses (see H.R. 1304), 
        H1952 [18MR]
      Thomas P. Noonan, Jr., Dept. of Veterans Affairs Outpatient 
        Clinic, Queens, NY: designate (see H.R. 1318), H1953 [18MR]
      Trade Act: amend to provide trade adjustment assistance for 
        communities (see H.R. 2308), H4875 [3JN]
      Transportation: improve consumer protection regulation of the 
        household goods transportation industry (see H.R. 2928), H8382 
        [17SE]
      ------improve transportation and security of household goods 
        (see H.R. 1070), H2939 [8AP]
      Turkey: condemn terrorist attacks in Istanbul (see H. Res. 453), 
        H11651 [19NO]
      U.N. Human Rights Commission: election of Libya as chairman (see 
        H. Con. Res. 27), H274 [4FE]
      U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: anniversary and tribute to event 
        honoring Holocaust survivors (see H. Con. Res. 316), H10236 
        [30OC]
      Unemployment: provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment 
        benefits program (see H.R. 17), H52 [7JA] (see H.R. 1652), 
        H3975 [9MY]
      ------provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment benefits 
        program and improve the unemployment insurance system (see 
        H.R. 3244), H9982 [28OC]
      Utah: designate certain lands as wilderness (see H.R. 1796), 
        H3352 [11AP]
      Veterans: increase the minimum Survivor Benefit Plan basic 
        annuity for certain surviving spouses and provide for an open 
        season under that plan (see H.R. 548), H8950 [25SE]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see H.R. 303), H1746 
        [11MR]
      Victims of Crime Fund: ensure that amounts are fully obligated 
        (see H.R. 944), H1395 [26FE]
      Weapons: strengthen U.S. missile proliferation laws (see H.R. 
        1875), H3569 [30AP]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of certain 
        wild animals for use as pets (see H.R. 1006), H2586 [1AP]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 37), H1811 [12MR]
      ------establish programs to increase awareness and knowledge of 
        women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic 
        cancers (see H.R. 3438), H11134 [7NO]
      ------promote economic security and safety of domestic and 
        sexual violence victims (see H.R. 3420), H11360 [17NO]
      Yang Jianli: call for immediate release by People's Republic of 
        China and for President Bush to continue working for his 
        release (see H. Res. 199), H5268 [11JN]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (see H.R. 2519), H5661 [19JN]
      Crime: prohibit cooperation with or assistance to any 
        investigation or prosecution under a universal jurisdiction 
        statute (see H.R. 2050), H3973 [9MY]
      Diseases: increase testing of pregnant women and newborn infants 
        for HIV infection (see H.R. 2049), H3973 [9MY]
      Hazardous substances: require engine coolant and antifreeze to 
        contain a bittering agent so as to render it unpalatable (see 
        H.R. 1563), H2702 [2AP]
      Motor vehicles: require periodic testing of the competency of 
        certain elderly drivers (see H.R. 2923), H7782 [25JY]
  Remarks
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), H6651, H6652, 
        H6653, H6654 [14JY]
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (H.R. 3289), H9541 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 424), 
        H10214 [30OC]
      Brooklyn, NY: tribute to Shirley Gralla Girls' Elementary 
        School, E1038 [21MY]
      China, Republic of: observance of National Day, E1987 
        [7OC]
      Committee on Ways and Means (House): treatment of minority 
        membership during markup of H.R. 1776, Pension Preservation 
        and Savings Expansion Act (H. Res. 324), H7154 [18JY]
      Credit: prevent identity theft and improve resolution of credit 
        disputes, accuracy of consumer records, and the use of, and 
        consumer access to, credit information (H.R. 2622), 
        H8130 [10SE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: prohibit approval of any nonambulatory 
        livestock for human consumption, H6651, H6652, H6653, H6654 
        [14JY]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), 
        H4587 [22MY]
      ------make arrangements for safe port visits by the U.S. Sixth 
        Fleet to Haifa, Israel, H4587 [22MY]
      Depts. of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and sundry independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2861), H7705 
        [25JY]
      Dorchester (U.S.S): tribute to chaplains who were killed in 
        action during World War II, E111 [29JA]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (H.J. Res. 4), H4827 [3JN]
      Foreign aid: prohibit direct financial assistance to certain 
        countries, H7438 [23JY]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2800), H7438 [23JY]
      Great Neck, NY: anniversary of Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 
        E2116 [21OC]
      ------tribute to Young Mashadi Jewish Center groundbreaking, 
        E2500 [8DE]
      Insurance: prohibit use of genetic information in determining 
        coverage or premiums (H.R. 1910), E2180 [31OC]
      Israel: condemn terrorism inflicted on Israel since the Aqaba 
        Summit and express solidarity in fight against terrorism (H. 
        Res. 294), H5857 [25JN]
      Middle East: U.S. policy relative to war and reconstruction 
        efforts in Iraq, H12901 [8DE]
      National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: observance, 
        E2180 [31OC]
      New York, NY: anniversary of Hilltop Village Co-operative #4, 
        E1003 [21MY]
      Port Washington, NY: anniversary of Residents for a More 
        Beautiful Port Washington (organization), E937 [13MY]
      Queens, NY: anniversary of Young Israel of New Hyde Park 
        synagogue, E2489 [8DE]
      ------prohibit funding for closing of St. Albans Dept. of 
        Veterans Affairs medical facility, H7705 [25JY]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (H.R. 1828), H9426 [15OC]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Leave of absence: granted, H7944 [4SE], H10973 [6NO]
  Tributes
      Blumenfeld, Myron, E959 [15MY]
      Greene, Gary, E2503 [8DE]
      Keshavan, Narayan D. (Kesh), E2464 [25NO], E2497 
        [8DE]
      Kleinman, Jason, E1177 [9JN]
      McElroy, Edward J., E846 [1MY]
      Newborn, Solomon, E1327 [23JN]
      Newburger, May W., E1848 [22SE], E1863 [23SE]
      Shen, Lyushun, E678 [3AP]




ACOSTA, BARBARA

  Remarks in House
      Durango Area Chamber Resort Association: Athena Award recipient, 
        E1523 [18JY]




ACOSTA, CRUZ

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H3456 [30AP]




ACOSTA, DAVID J.

  Letters
      Maintenance funding for public roads used by school buses 
        serving certain Indian reservations, S3183 [5MR]




ACOSTA, GUSTAVO R.

  Articles and editorials
      Hispanics Worry About Head Start Proposal, H6845 [15JY]




ACOSTA, JOAN PATON

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1964 [2OC]




ACOSTA, RENE A.

  Reports filed
      Nomination To Be Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights: 
        Committee on the Judiciary (Senate), S10616 [31JY]




ACQUARD, CHARLES A.

  Letters
      Regulatory oversight over energy trading markets, S13979 [5NO]




ACT TO PREVENT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES IN EDUCATION

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1226), S7619 [10JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1226), S7633 [10JN]
  Texts of
      S. 1226, provisions, S7633 [10JN]




ACT TO SAVE AMERICA'S FORESTS

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1938), S15812 [24NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1938), S15827 [24NO]
  Texts of
      S. 1938, provisions, S15828-S15837 [24NO]




ACTIVE RESERVISTS AND NATIONAL GUARD FARM LOAN RELIEF ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 3298), H9477 [15OC]




ACTIVE RESERVISTS AND NATIONAL GUARD STUDENT LOAN RELIEF ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1168), H2524 [1AP]




ACUSPORT INC.

  Remarks in Senate
      Firearms: NAACP lawsuit against firearms manufacturers to force 
        meaningful steps toward safer business practices, S10602 
        [31JY]




ADA, PEDRO P.

  Remarks in House
      Guam Chamber of Commerce: Guam Business Hall of Fame inductee, 
        E1093 [2JN]




ADA WATCH (organization)

  Letters
      Nomination of Jeffrey S. Sutton to be circuit judge, S5456 
        [29AP]




ADAIR, KAY ANN E.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2116 [21OC]




ADAMS, BURNEY L.

  Remarks in House
      Florida A&M University National Alumni Association: 
        Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, E826 [1MY]




ADAMS, FRANK

  Remarks in House
      Law enforcement: improve security at U.S. borders, H2838 [7AP]




ADAMS, HERBERT

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E837 [1MY]




ADAMS, JOHN H.

  Letters
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration, S4900 
        [7AP]




ADAMS, JOHN R.

  Remarks in Senate
      Courts: nomination to be district judge, S2109-S2113 [10FE]
  Reports filed
      Nomination To Be District Judge: Committee on the Judiciary 
        (Senate), S2051 [6FE]




ADAMS, K.S. (BUD)

  Remarks in Senate
      National Football League: tribute to military awareness 
        initiative, S14444 [11NO]




ADAMS, LAURENCE C.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E999 [21MY]




ADAMS, RACHEL

  Essays
      Why I'm Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants, S8118 [18JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      American Immigration Lawyers Association: tribute to Celebrate 
        America creative writing contest winners, S8118 [18JN]




ADAMS, SHEILA J.

  Remarks in House
      National Conference for Community and Justice (organization): 
        Greater Cincinnati, OH, chapter honoree, E893 [9MY]




ADAMS, THOMAS M.

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S4430 [26MR]




ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK BOUNDARY ADDITION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 3443), H10457 [5NO]




ADAMSVILLE, AL

  Remarks in Senate
      Adamsville Elementary School: tribute to participation in the 
        Center for Civic Education We the People--Project Citizen 
        program, S12369 [2OC]




ADDISON, IL

  Remarks in House
      Hyde, Representative: commend assistance given to district staff 
        following district office fire, E1261 [16JN], E1430 [9JY]




ADDISON, JAMAAL

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H2836 [7AP]




ADELMAN, KENNETH

  Articles and editorials
      Real Arms Control, E1990 [7OC]




ADERHOLT, BURT

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E687 [7AP]




ADERHOLT, ROBERT B. (a Representative from Alabama)

  Appointments
      Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, H5549 [18JN]
      Conferee: H.R. 2559, Dept. of Defense appropriations for 
        military construction, family housing, and base realignment 
        and closure, H8228 [16SE]
      ------H.R. 2989, Depts. of Transportation and the Treasury, and 
        independent agencies appropriations, H9989 [29OC]
      House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards, H1875 
        [13MR]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: prohibit partial-birth abortions (see H.R. 760), H698 
        [13FE]
      ------require parental notification and intervention for minors 
        seeking an abortion (see H.R. 1489), H4131 [14MY]
      American Jewish History Month: designate (see H. Con. Res. 106), 
        H9132 [1OC]
      Americans With Disabilities Act: require that any civil action 
        against a place of public accommodation or commercial facility 
        allow an opportunity for alleged violations to be corrected 
        (see H.R. 728), H460 [12FE]
      Animals: prohibit the intentional feeding of bears on Federal 
        lands (see H.R. 1472), H6348 [8JY]
      Armed Forces: encourage families of active-duty members to 
        display the Blue Star Banner of the Gold Star and request the 
        media to recognize importance of the Blue Star Banner (see H. 
        Con. Res. 109), H2402 [26MR]
      ------exempt certain members from requirement to pay subsistence 
        charges while hospitalized (see H.R. 2998), H8176 [10SE]
      Armstrong, Lance: tribute (see H. Res. 350), H7839 [3SE]
      Blair, Tony: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1511), 
        H4739 [22MY]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Budget: constitutional amendment to require balanced (see H.J. 
        Res. 22), H704 [13FE]
      Children and youth: enhance operation of the AMBER Alert 
        communications plan to expedite the recovery of abducted 
        children (see H.R. 362), H1902 [13MR]
      ------establish certain requirements relative to provision of 
        services to minors by certain family planning projects (see 
        H.R. 2444), H5364 [12JN]
      ------prevent child abduction (see H.R. 1104), H1955 [18MR]
      Congress: require the posting of the Ten Commandments in the 
        Capitol (see H. Con. Res. 310), H9812 [21OC]
      Correctional institutions: analyze the incidence and effects of 
        prison rape and provide information, resources, 
        recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from such 
        offenses (see H.R. 1707), H6264 [26JN]
      Courts: modify jurisdiction of Federal courts, inferior to the 
        Supreme Court, over certain cases and controversies involving 
        the Pledge of Allegiance (see H.R. 2028), H3856 [8MY]
      Credit: prevent identity theft and improve resolution of credit 
        disputes, accuracy of consumer records, and the use of, and 
        consumer access to, credit information (see H.R. 2622), H7170 
        [18JY]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see H.R. 
        1755), H3303 [10AP]
      ------protect unborn victims of violence (see H.R. 1997), H3760 
        [7MY]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Diseases: expand and coordinate activities of NIH and the 
        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relative to cancer 
        survivorship research and programs (see H.R. 2986), H11392 
        (see H.R. 2986), H11516 [18NO]
      District of Columbia: restore right to keep and bear arms (see 
        H.R. 3193), H9813 [21OC]
      Drugs: respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use 
        of methamphetamines (see H.R. 834), H703 [13FE]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see H.R. 8), H5364 [12JN] (see H.R. 
        57), H1516 [4MR]
      ------make tax benefits permanent (see H.R. 1612), H2820 [3AP]
      ------repeal sunset on expansion of the adoption credit and 
        adoption assistance programs (see H.R. 1057), H1514 [4MR]
      Education: clarify existing Federal law relative to the 
        treatment of students privately educated at home under State 
        law (see H.R. 2732), H6868 [15JY]
      ------establish academies for teachers and students of American 
        history and civics and a national alliance of teachers of 
        American history and civics (see H.R. 1078), H5664 [19JN]
      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 H.R. 997), H10237 [30OC]
      Fair Labor Standards Act: permit certain youth to perform 
        certain work with wood (see H.R. 1943), H8382 [17SE]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (see H.J. Res. 56), H9378 
        [8OC]
      ------require certain family planning projects and programs 
        provide pamphlets containing adoption center contact 
        information (see H.R. 1229), H2703 [2AP]
      FDA: withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (see 
        H.R. 3453), H10977 [6NO]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: amend relative to new 
        animal drugs (see H.R. 2079), H4011 [13MY]
      Financial institutions: prohibit financial holding companies and 
        national banks from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real 
        estate brokerage or real estate management activities (see 
        H.R. 111), H55 [7JA]
      ------reform the Federal deposit insurance system (see H.R. 
        522), H392 [11FE]
      Firearms: permit States to provide reciprocal treatment for 
        carrying of certain concealed firearms by nonresidents (see 
        H.R. 990), H1462 [27FE]
      ------prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (see H.R. 1036), H1464 
        [27FE]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see H.J. Res. 4), H4788 [2JN]
      Franklin, Benjamin: mint coins in commemoration of tercentenary 
        of birth (see H.R. 3204), H12921 [8DE]
      Freedom of religion: constitutional amendment on protection (see 
        H.J. Res. 46), H3052 [9AP]
      General Education Provisions Act: clarify definition of a 
        student relative to family educational and privacy rights (see 
        H.R. 516), H268 [31JA]
      Health: reduce the excessive burden the liability system places 
        on the health care delivery system (see H.R. 5), H1516 [4MR]
      Immigration: enhance Federal, State, and local enforcement of 
        immigration laws (see H.R. 2671), H8083 [9SE]
      International Religious Freedom Act: anniversary (see H. Res. 
        423), H10130 [29OC]
      Jamestown, VA: mint coins in commemoration of settlement 
        anniversary (see H.R. 1914), H8906 [24SE]
      Law enforcement officers: exempt from State laws prohibiting the 
        carrying of concealed handguns (see H.R. 218), H463 [12FE]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see 
        H.R. 3277), H12922 [8DE]
      Marshall, John: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 2768), 
        H12921 [8DE]
      Medicare: allow beneficiaries direct access to physical 
        therapists without a physician referral (see H.R. 792), H7787 
        [25JY]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        1125), H7787 [25JY]
      ------standardize payment amounts for inpatient hospital 
        services (see H.R. 1580), H3454 [29AP]
      Middle East: condemn attacks on U.S. citizens by Palestinian 
        terrorists (see H. Con. Res. 119), H2823 [3AP]
      ------condemn terrorist attacks by Hamas and other terrorist 
        organizations and urge the European Union to classify Hamas as 
        a terrorist organization (see H. Res. 285), H5815 [24JN]
      Monuments and memorials: establish a memorial to the victims of 
        terrorist attacks on the U.S. (see H.R. 911), H8082 [9SE]
      Navy: declare a national policy for naval force structure (see 
        H.R. 375), H5814 [24JN]
      Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: encourage 
        action against escalation of anti-Semitic violence and 
        manifestations of xenophobia and discrimination against ethnic 
        and religious minorities (see H. Con. Res. 49), H705 [13FE]
      Patriotism: recognize public need for fasting and prayer to 
        secure blessings and protection for citizens and Armed Forces 
        during conflict with Iraq (see H. Res. 153), H2270 [20MR]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3287), 
        H9380 [10OC]
      Religion: protect religious sites and freedom of access and 
        worship in Israel and other regions (see H. Con. Res. 150), 
        H3304 [10AP]
      Robertson, George I.M.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3263), H10340 [4NO]
      Schools: prohibit funding to any State or local educational 
        agency that distributes or provides postcoital emergency 
        contraception (see H.R. 926), H1394 [26FE]
      ------provide a period of quiet reflection at the opening of 
        certain schools on every school day (see H.R. 1202), H3355 
        [11AP]
      Science: prohibit the cloning of humans (see H.R. 234), H134 
        [8JA] (see H.R. 534), H318 [5FE]
      Small business: improve access and choice relative to employee 
        health care (see H.R. 660), H389 [11FE]
      Social Security: choice of benefit payment method relative to 
        computation rule application to workers attaining age 65 in or 
        after 1982 (see H.R. 97), H4876 [3JN]
      SouthEast Crescent Authority: establish (see H.R. 141), H5366 
        [12JN]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (see H.R. 1828), H4788 [2JN]
      Tariff: impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk 
        protein concentrates (see H.R. 1160), H2822 [3AP]
      Tariff Act: expedite antidumping investigations when imports 
        increase materially from new suppliers after an antidumping 
        order and amend provisions on export prices and constructed 
        export prices (see H.R. 2092), H4130 [14MY]
      Taxation: allow tax credit for contributions to charitable 
        organizations which provide scholarships for children to 
        attend elementary and secondary schools (see H.R. 2347), H8176 
        [10SE]
      ------allow use of principal repayments to issue additional 
        mortgages and modify price limitations under the mortgage 
        revenue bond program and change income limit for housing 
        credit program (see H.R. 284), H1682 [6MR]
      ------provide a credit for expenditures for the maintenance of 
        railroad tracks of certain railroads (see H.R. 876), H11359 
        [17NO]
      ------provide a shorter recovery period for the depreciation of 
        certain restaurant buildings (see H.R. 571), H3453 [29AP]
      ------reduce capital gains rates (see H.R. 311), H137 [8JA]
      ------repeal foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income 
        (FSC/ETI) tax program and replace with corporate rate 
        deduction for domestic manufacturers (see H.R. 1769), H3858 
        [8MY]
      Television: provide grants to train court reporters and other 
        individuals to become real-time writers to meet requirements 
        for closed captioning of video programming (see H.R. 970), 
        H1461 [27FE]
      Trail of Tears National Historic Trail: update feasibility and 
        suitability study and include new trail segments (see H.R. 
        3342), H9737 [20OC]
      U.N.: withhold U.S. contributions to any commission, 
        organization, or affiliated agency that is chaired or presided 
        over by a country that has supported terrorism (see H.R. 800), 
        H701 [13FE]
      U.N. Conference on Disarmament: election of Iraq as chairman 
        (see H. Con. Res. 29), H274 [4FE]
      Ukraine: remember treatment by the former Soviet Union on 
        anniversary of Ukrainian Famine (see H. Con. Res. 254), H7950 
        [4SE]
      Veterans: improve access to health care for rural veterans (see 
        H.R. 2379), H9377 [8OC]
      ------increase the minimum Survivor Benefit Plan basic annuity 
        for certain surviving spouses and provide for an open season 
        under that plan (see H.R. 548), H318 [5FE]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see H.R. 303), H172 
        [27JA]
      Vietnam: promote freedom and democracy (see H.R. 1587), H5175 
        [10JN]
      Vietnamese Conflict: tribute to POW and call for full accounting 
        of unaccounted members of the Armed Forces (see H. Res. 62), 
        H463 [12FE]
      World Trade Organization: disapprove report which concluded that 
        U.S. safeguards on imports of certain steel products were in 
        violation of certain agreements and call for reforms in 
        dispute settlement system (see H. Res. 441), H11359 [17NO]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Alabama: acquire certain property in order to protect and 
        preserve certain rare paleontological resources (see H.R. 
        2520), H5661 [19JN]
      Committee on the Budget (House): majority party appointments 
        (see H. Res. 47), H268 [31JA]
      Religion: defend the Ten Commandments (see H.R. 2045), H3973 
        [9MY]
  Designated Speaker pro tempore
      House of Representatives, H1469 [3MR], H1909 [18MR], H2475 
        [31MR], H4207 [19MY], H8219 [15SE], H9219 [7OC], H9689 [20OC], 
        H9821 [28OC]
  Motions
      House of Representatives: adjournment, H250 [31JA]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      House of Representatives, H247 [31JA], H1469 [3MR], H8219 
        [15SE], H11147 [12NO]
  Remarks
      Abortion: pro choice versus right to life, H9805 [21OC]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (H.R. 760), consideration 
        (H. Res. 257), H4913 [4JN]
      ------prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), conference 
        report, H9805 [21OC]
      Children and youth: prevent child abduction (H.R. 1104), H2419 
        [27MR]
      Committee on the Budget (House): majority party appointments (H. 
        Res. 47), H248 [31JA]
      Computers: penalties for individuals who use false or misleading 
        domain names to attract children to Internet sites not 
        appropriate for children, H2419 [27MR]
      Financial institutions: reform the Federal deposit insurance 
        system (H.R. 522), H2609 [2AP]
      Iron and steel industry: respond to the surge of steel imports, 
        E384 [6MR]
      Journal: question of approval, H4212 [19MY]
      Schlafly, Phyllis: Ladies' Home Journal honoree, E613 
        [27MR]
      Votes: position on missed, H4089 [14MY]
  Tributes
      Crump, James E., E1659 [25JY]
      Green, Riley P., III, H3685 [7MY]
      Mealer, Leslie F., E1659 [25JY]
      Strickland, Arnold G., E1659 [25JY]




ADES, CLAUDIA CROWN

  Statements
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, S3593 [12MR]




ADJUTANTS GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S.

  Letters
      TRICARE program eligibility for members of the Ready Reserve and 
        their families, S6662 [20MY]




ADKINS, DARLENE

  Letters
      Youth Worker Protection Act, E1874 [24SE]




ADKINS, DAVID

  Letters
      Early Treatment for HIV Act, S5089 [9AP]




ADLER, MARC AND JOAN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E596 [27MR]




ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, U.S. COURTS  see Courts




ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      FCC: require compliance with Government regulations relative to 
        media ownership rules (see H.R. 2212), H4734 [22MY]
  Remarks in House
      FCC: require compliance with Government regulations relative to 
        media ownership rules (H.R. 2212), E1059 [22MY]




ADOMATIS, DENNIS P.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2475 [8DE]




ADOPTION  see Families and Domestic Relations




ADOPTION EQUALITY ACT

  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 862), S5188 [10AP]




ADOPTION INFORMATION ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1229), H12107 [21NO]




ADOPTION OPPORTUNITIES ACT

  Amendments
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (S. 342), S4872 [3AP]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 
        276), H5436 [17JN]
  Appointments
      Conferees: S. 342, Keeping Children and Families Safe Act, S4879 
        [3AP], H2836 [7AP]
  Bills and resolutions
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (see S. 342), S2187 [11FE]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), consideration of conference report (see H. 
        Res. 276), H5407 [16JN]
  Conference reports
      Keeping Children and Families Safe Act (S. 342), H5307-H5316 
        [12JN]
  Remarks in House
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (S. 342), conference report, 
        H5439-H5444 [17JN]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 
        276), H5431-H5437 [17JN]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), insert H.R. 14 language in lieu, H2364 
        [26MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (S. 342), S2190-S2200 [11FE], 
        S4032 [19MR], S4872 [3AP]
      ------prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and family 
        violence (S. 342), conference report, S8257-S8260 [19JN]
  Reports filed
      Consideration of Conference Report on S. 342, Keeping Children 
        and Families Safe Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 
        276) (H. Rept. 108-154), H5407 [16JN]
      Keeping Children and Families Safe Act: Committee of Conference 
        (S. 342) (H. Rept. 108-150), H5364 [12JN]
      ------Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 
        (Senate) (S. 342) (S. Rept. 108-12), S3086 [4MR]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 276, consideration of conference report on S. 342, 
        Keeping Children and Families Safe Act, H5431 [17JN]
      S. 342, Keeping Children and Families Safe Act, S2191-S2199 
        [11FE], S4032-S4040 [19MR], S4872-S4879 [3AP], H2364-H2372 
        [26MR]




ADOPTION PROMOTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1686), S12192 [30SE] (see H.R. 3182), H8949 [25SE]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 3182), H9302-H9305 [8OC], E2042 [15OC], E2064 [16OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (H.R. 3182), S14859, S14860 [12NO]
      Enact (S. 1686), S12195-S12197 [30SE]
  Texts of
      H.R. 3182, provisions, H9302 [8OC]
      S. 1686, provisions, S12195 [30SE]




ADVANCING JUSTICE THROUGH DNA TECHNOLOGY ACT

  Analyses
      Provisions (S. 1700), S12294-S12296 [1OC]
  Articles and editorials
      Protection Racket--Congress Prepares To Fund the Anti-Death-
        Penalty Lobby, S14050 [5NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1700), S12277 [1OC] (see S. 1828), S14032 [5NO]
  Letters
      Provisions: Kent S. Scheidegger, Criminal Justice Legal 
        Foundation, S14050 [5NO]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 3214), H10349-H10363 [5NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1700), S12184 [30SE], S12293-S12299 [1OC]
      Enact (S. 1828), S14044-S14046 [5NO]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 3214) (H. 
        Rept. 108-321), H9737 [20OC]
  Texts of
      H.R. 3214, provisions, H10349-H10357 [5NO]
      S. 1828, provisions, S14046-S14050 [5NO]




ADVERTISING

  Amendments
      Computers: regulate the transmission of unsolicited commercial 
        e-mail (S. 877), S13012, S13024, S13027, S13035, S13037, 
        S13040, S13057, S13058, S13059 [22OC], S16036 [25NO], H12854 
        [8DE]
  Analyses
      Criminal Spam Act (S. 1293), S8239 [19JN]
  Articles and editorials
      America, Brought to You by . . ., S11432 [15SE]
      Desecration of the Mall, S11431 [15SE]
      How To Unspam the Internet, S8564 [25JN]
      Marketing the Mall, S11432 [15SE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Business and industry: require employees at call centers who 
        initiate or receive telephone calls to disclose physical 
        location of such employees (see S. 1873), S14965 [17NO]
      Children and youth: provide assistance to States and 
        nongovernmental entities to initiate public awareness and 
        outreach campaigns to reduce teenage pregnancies (see S. 
        1956), S15975 [25NO]
      Computers: criminalize sending of predatory and abusive e-mail 
        (see S. 1293), S8232 [19JN]
      ------prohibit transmission of unsolicited commercial e-mail to 
        persons on a national No-Spam Registry and impose requirements 
        on content of all commercial e-mail (see S. 1231), S7718 
        [11JN]
      ------reduce unsolicited commercial e-mail and protect children 
        from unsolicited e-mail containing sexually oriented 
        advertisements (see S. 1327), S8559 [25JN] (see H.R. 1933), 
        H3636 [1MY]
      ------regulate the transmission of unsolicited commercial e-mail 
        (see S. 877), S5173 [10AP] (see H.R. 2214), H4734 [22MY] (see 
        H.R. 2515), H5551 [18JN]
      Consumers: prohibit operators of automatic teller machines that 
        display paid advertising from imposing any fee (see H.R. 774), 
        H700 [13FE]
      Courts: prohibit civil liability actions against the food 
        industry for damages or injunctive relief for claims of injury 
        resulting from a person's weight gain, obesity, or any related 
        health conditions (see S. 1428), S9592 [17JY]
      Dept. of the Treasury: establish a pilot national public service 
        multimedia campaign to enhance the state of financial literacy 
        in the U.S. (see H.R. 3294), H9477 [15OC]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: rescind memorandum in which directors 
        of health service networks are directed to ensure that no 
        marketing activities to enroll new veterans occur within their 
        networks (see S. 1151), S7135 [23MY] (see H.R. 813), H701 
        [13FE]
      Drug-Free Media Campaign Act: improve and authorize (see H.R. 
        2061), H3973 [9MY]
      Families and domestic relations: provide grants to States to 
        encourage media campaigns to promote responsible fatherhood 
        skills (see S. 604), S3620 [12MR]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: establish labeling and 
        advertising requirements for dietary supplements containing 
        ephedrine alkaloids and prohibit sales of such supplements to 
        minors (see H.R. 725), H460 [12FE]
      FTC: classify advertising or sale of a mislabeled copy-protected 
        music disc as an unfair method of competition and an unfair 
        and deceptive act or practice (see H.R. 107), H55 [7JA]
      Health: improve access to prescription drugs, prohibit tax 
        deductions for direct-to-consumer prescription drug 
        advertisements, and ban campaign contributions from 
        pharmaceutical company chief executive officers (see H.R. 
        1733), H3301 [10AP]
      Minorities: create Federal advertising procurement opportunities 
        for minority business concerns (see H.R. 132), H56 [7JA]
      Pharmaceuticals: require prescription drug manufacturers, 
        packers, and distributors to disclose certain gifts provided 
        in connection with promotional or marketing activities (see S. 
        948), S5484 [29AP] (see H.R. 757), H698 [13FE]
      Political campaigns: ethics reform and contribution limits (see 
        H.R. 3525), H11650 [19NO]
      ------provide lowest advertising rate, establish airtime 
        requirements for campaign related programming, and create 
        political advertisement voucher system (see S. 1497), S10265 
        [30JY]
      R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: tribute to relationship with 
        motorsports and contributions to the sport of stock-car racing 
        (see H. Res. 353), H7839 [3SE]
      Radio: increase locally and independently produced content and 
        facilitate competition in programming, advertising, and 
        concert promotion (see S. 221), S1668 [28JA] (see H.R. 1763), 
        H3303 [10AP]
      Taxation: treatment of direct-to-consumer advertisements of 
        prescription drugs (see H.R. 149), H57 [7JA]
      ------treatment of direct-to-consumer advertisements of 
        prescription drugs that fail to provide certain information to 
        the consumer (see H.R. 3155), H8490 [23SE]
      Telephones: prohibit the use of text, graphic, or image 
        messaging systems of wireless telephones to transmit 
        unsolicited commercial messages (see H.R. 122), H56 [7JA]
      Tourist trade: establish a pilot program for the promotion of 
        travel and tourism in the U.S. through international 
        broadcasting (see H.R. 2002), H3760 [7MY]
  Factsheets
      Smokeless (``Spit'') Tobacco in the U.S.--An Overview of the 
        Health Risks and Industry Marketing Aimed at Children, E1145-
        E1147 [5JN]
      U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., Inc., Spit Tobacco Products, E1147 
        [5JN]
  Letters
      Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and 
        Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act: Ari Schwartz, Center for Democracy 
        and Technology, S13021 [22OC]
      ------Chris Murray, Consumers Union, S13021 [22OC]
      ------John Scheibel, Yahoo! Inc., S13022 [22OC]
      ------R. Bruce Josten, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, S13021 [22OC]
      ------Robert Holleyman, Business Software Alliance, S13021 
        [22OC]
      Include educational information about prescription drugs in 
        direct-to-consumer advertising: several health organizations, 
        S8609 [26JN]
      Reduce unsolicited commercial e-mail and protect children from 
        unsolicited e-mail containing sexually oriented 
        advertisements: Mary K. Barnwell, S9622 [21JY]
      Religious organizations' campaign opposing drug reimportation 
        reform legislation due to increased accessibility to abortion 
        drug known as RU-486: Representatives Pitts and Chris Smith, 
        H6997 [16JY]
      ------Tom Coburn, H6593 [10JY], H6997 [16JY]
      U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., Inc., request to market certain 
        tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes: 
        Representative Waxman, Committee on Government Reform (House), 
        E1145, E1148 [5JN]
      ------Richard H. Verheij, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., Inc., 
        E1147 [5JN]
  Memorandums
      U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., Inc., Request To Market Certain 
        Tobacco Products as Less Harmful Than Cigarettes: A.E. 
        Cameron, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., Inc., E1150 [5JN]
      ------Barry J. Nova, Sr., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., Inc., 
        E1148-E1150 [5JN]
  Remarks in House
      AT&T Corp.: advertising campaign relative to regulation of local 
        telephone service, H2590 [2AP]
      Children and youth: provide for a national media campaign to 
        reduce and prevent underage drinking, H1473 [4MR]
      Computers: regulate the transmission of unsolicited commercial 
        e-mail (S. 877), H12186-H12198, H12297 [21NO]
      ------regulate the transmission of unsolicited commercial e-mail 
        (S. 877), Senate amendment, H12854-H12861 [8DE], E2555 [15DE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: rescind memorandum in which directors 
        of health service networks are directed to ensure that no 
        marketing activities to enroll new veterans occur within their 
        networks, H125 [8JA], H155 [27JA], H7691, H7692 [25JY], H10537 
        [6NO]
      Drugs: investigate alleged pharmaceutical industry support of 
        religious organizations' campaign opposing drug reimportation 
        reform legislation due to increased accessibility to abortion 
        drug known as RU-486, H6593 [10JY], H6682-H6685 [14JY], H6873, 
        H6996 [16JY]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: establish labeling and 
        advertising requirements for dietary supplements containing 
        ephedrine alkaloids and prohibit sales of such supplements to 
        minors (H.R. 725), E218 [13FE]
      FTC: classify advertising or sale of a mislabeled copy-protected 
        music disc as an unfair method of competition and an unfair 
        and deceptive act or practice (H.R. 107), E19-E21 [8JA]
      KGMC-TV (Fresno, CA): tribute, E1571 [23JY]
      Minorities: create Federal advertising procurement opportunities 
        for minority business concerns (H.R. 132), E27 [8JA]
      R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: tribute to relationship with 
        motorsports and contributions to the sport of stock-car racing 
        (H. Res. 353), E2320 [19NO]
      Taxation: treatment of direct-to-consumer advertisements of 
        prescription drugs that fail to provide certain information to 
        the consumer (H.R. 3155), E1862 [23SE]
      Telecommunications: provide additional protections to 
        subscribers to wireless communication services relative to 
        transmission of unsolicited commercial messages, H12860 [8DE]
      U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., Inc.: request to market certain 
        tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes, E1145 [5JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act: district court decision on 
        constitutionality of certain provisions, S5738-S5740 [5MY]
      Business and industry: require employees at call centers who 
        initiate or receive telephone calls to disclose physical 
        location of such employees (S. 1873), S14965 [17NO]
      Children and youth: provide assistance to States and 
        nongovernmental entities to initiate public awareness and 
        outreach campaigns to reduce teenage pregnancies (S. 1956), 
        S15981 [25NO]
      Computers: criminalize sending of predatory and abusive e-mail, 
        S13028-S13032, S13042 [22OC], S14172 [6NO]
      ------criminalize sending of predatory and abusive e-mail (S. 
        1293), S8238-S8241 [19JN]
      ------prohibit transmission of unsolicited commercial e-mail to 
        persons on a national No-Spam Registry and impose requirements 
        on content of all commercial e-mail (S. 1231), S13125 [23OC]
      ------reduce unsolicited commercial e-mail and protect children 
        from unsolicited e-mail containing sexually oriented 
        advertisements, S9622 [21JY]
      ------reduce unsolicited commercial e-mail and protect children 
        from unsolicited e-mail containing sexually oriented 
        advertisements (S. 1327), S8562 [25JN]
      ------regulate the transmission of unsolicited commercial e-
        mail, S6501 [15MY]
      ------regulate the transmission of unsolicited commercial e-mail 
        (S. 877), S5204-S5208 [10AP], S13012-S13032, S13035-S13045 
        [22OC], S14172 [6NO], S15938-S15948 [25NO]
      ------require warning labels on sexually explicit commercial e-
        mail, S13035-S13037, S13039, S13040 [22OC]
      Courts: prohibit civil liability actions against the food 
        industry for damages or injunctive relief for claims of injury 
        resulting from a person's weight gain, obesity, or any related 
        health conditions (S. 1428), S9595 [17JY]
      Dept. of HHS: include educational information about prescription 
        drugs in direct-to-consumer advertising, S8609 [26JN]
      ------require drug companies to test drugs against their 
        competitors, disclose results of such tests in advertising, 
        and include educational information about the drug in direct-
        to-consumer advertising, S8484, S8485 [25JN]
      Dept. of the Interior: ban commercial advertising on the 
        National Mall, S11429-S11432 [15SE], S11733 [22SE], S11804, 
        S11805 [23SE]
      ------decision allowing sponsor recognition by the National 
        Football League at event held on the National Mall, S11429-
        S11432 [15SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: prohibit funding to implement 
        policies in which directors of health service networks are 
        directed to ensure that no marketing activities to enroll new 
        veterans occur within their networks, S14938 [17NO]
      ------rescind memorandum in which directors of health service 
        networks are directed to ensure that no marketing activities 
        to enroll new veterans occur within their networks (S. 1151), 
        S7146 [23MY], S14382 [11NO]
      FTC: compensate persons who assist in identifying violators of 
        unsolicited commercial e-mail laws and require subject lines 
        of unsolicited commercial e-mail include an identifier, 
        S13040, S13041 [22OC]
      ------establish a list of consumers who request not to receive 
        unsolicited commercial e-mail, S13019, S13024-S13027 [22OC]
      Government regulations: prohibit sales of products such as 
        dietary supplements containing ephedra or ephedrine alkaloids, 
        S2511-S2513 [14FE], S2674-S2676 [25FE]
      Political campaigns: provide lowest advertising rate, establish 
        airtime requirements for campaign related programming, and 
        create political advertisement voucher system (S. 1497), 
        S10272-S10275 [30JY], S10898 [1AU]
      Radio: increase locally and independently produced content and 
        facilitate competition in programming, advertising, and 
        concert promotion (S. 221), S1674 [28JA]
  Reports filed
      Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and 
        Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
        Transportation (Senate) (S. 877) (S. Rept. 108-102), S9495 
        [16JY]
      Criminal Spam Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 
        1293), S11987 [25SE]
      ------Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 1293) (S. Rept. 
        108-170), S13052 [22OC]
  Summaries
      District Court Decision on Constitutionality of Bipartisan 
        Campaign Reform Act Provisions, S5740 [5MY]
  Texts of
      S. 877, Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and 
        Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act, S5204-S5207 [10AP], S13012-S13019 
        [22OC], S13176-S13182 [23OC], S15938-S15943 [25NO], H12186-
        H12191 [21NO], H12854-H12859 [8DE]
      S. 948, Drug Company Gift Disclosure Act, S5494 [29AP]
      S. 1151, Veterans Outreach Protection Act, S7146 [23MY]
      S. 1327, Restrict and Eliminate the Delivery of Unsolicited 
        Commercial Electronic Mail or Spam (REDUCE Spam) Act, S8563 
        [25JN]
      S. 1497, Our Democracy, Our Airwaves Act, S10272-S10275 [30JY]
      S. 1873, Call Center Consumer's Right To Know Act, S14966 [17NO]




ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON MINORITY VETERANS

  Bills and resolutions
      Termination: delay (see H.R. 3239), H9213 [2OC]




ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  Appointments
      Members, S6786 [20MY], S12418 [2OC]
  Bills and resolutions
      Dept. of Education: ensure that students are not hurt by changes 
        to needs analysis tables and require consultation with 
        Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (see S. 
        1268), S7926 [16JN] (see S. 1273), S7980 [17JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Dept. of Education: ensure that students are not hurt by changes 
        to needs analysis tables and require consultation with 
        Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (S. 1273), 
        S7983 [17JN]
  Texts of
      S. 1273, ensure that students are not hurt by changes to needs 
        analysis tables and require Dept. of Education consultation 
        with Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, S7983 
        [17JN]




ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE RECORDS OF CONGRESS

  Appointments
      Members, S4730 [2AP], S4917 [7AP], H2282 [25MR], H5345 [12JN]




ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION

  Bills and resolutions
      Appropriations: authorize and improve operations (see H.R. 
        3223), H9129 [1OC]




AERIAL FIREFIGHTER RELIEF ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 989), S5725 [5MY]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 977), E328 [27FE]




AERONAUTICS  see Aviation




AERONAUTICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT REVITALIZATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 309), S1977 [5FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 309), S1983 [5FE]
  Texts of
      S. 309, provisions, S1984-S1987 [5FE]




AETNA INC.

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E1209 [11JN]




AFARIOGUN, MOSHOOD

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1185 [10JN]




AFGHANISTAN, ISLAMIC STATE OF

  Amendments
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (H.R. 3289), H9479, H9480, H9481, H9482 [15OC], 
        H9499, H9552, H9562, H9565, H9575, H9586, H9588, H9589, H9590, 
        H9591, H9592, H9593, H9594, H9595, H9599, H9600, H9615, H9616, 
        H9617 [16OC], H9621, H9622, H9623, H9624, H9625, H9626, H9627, 
        H9630, H9631, H9633, H9635, H9636, H9637 [17OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration (H. Res. 401), H9651 [17OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (S. 1689), S12203 [30SE], S12242, S12259, S12260, S12269, 
        S12300, S12301, S12302 [1OC], S12316, S12337, S12339, S12350, 
        S12351, S12354, S12357, S12358, S12360, S12388, S12389, 
        S12390, S12392, S12393, S12394 [2OC], S12425, S12427, S12473 
        [3OC], S12491, S12522, S12523, S12524, S12525, S12550, S12559, 
        S12560 [14OC], S12577, S12578, S12580, S12581, S12585, S12589, 
        S12590, S12591, S12592, S12595, S12596, S12598, S12599, 
        S12624, S12625, S12626, S12627, S12628, S12629, S12630, S12631 
        [15OC], S12655, S12656, S12657, S12660, S12667, S12673, 
        S12682, S12683, S12688, S12710, S12711, S12712, S12713, 
        S12715, S12716, S12749, S12750, S12751, S12752, S12753 [16OC], 
        S12779, S12789, S12791, S12792, S12794, S12795, S12796, 
        S12799, S12850, S12851, S12852 [17OC]
      Armed Forces: provide a monthly allotment of free telephone 
        calling time to members stationed outside the U.S. who are 
        directly supporting military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan 
        (S. 718), S4616, S4645 [1AP]
  Appointments
      Conferees: H.R. 3289, supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, S12822 [17OC], H9775 [21OC]
  Articles and editorials
      Afghan Woman Soldier on Bay Area Visit To Raise Support for 
        Freedoms Not Yet Realized, H11532 [19NO]
      Afghanistan's Future, Lost in the Shuffle, E1417 [8JY]
      After the Airstrikes, Just Silence; No Compensation, Little Aid 
        for Afghan Victims of U.S. Raids, S5849 [7MY]
      Defense Memo--A Grim Outlook, S13765 [3NO]
      In Warlord Land, Democracy Tries Baby Steps, S7825 [12JN]
      Nation-Building, S12039-S12042 [26SE]
      Reservists Under Economic Fire, H4889 [4JN]
      Silenced Again in Kabal, S12733 [16OC]
      Stay Resolute on Rebuilding, S12647 [16OC]
  Bills and resolutions
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (see S. 1689), S12193 [30SE] (see H.R. 3289), 
        H9384 [14OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration (see H. Res. 396), H9477 [15OC] 
        (see H. Res. 401), H9612 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration of conference report (see H. Res. 
        424), H10235 [30OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 
        424)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 421), H10129 [29OC]
      ------require a bifurcated vote and certain other conditions 
        relative to making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (see H. Con. Res. 296), H9376 [8OC]
      ------require any emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the war on 
        terrorism, be made available in allotments and in accordance 
        with certain reporting requirements (see H.R. 3132), H8381 
        [17SE]
      Armed Forces: establish separate campaign medals to recognize 
        service by members in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation 
        Iraqi Freedom (see H.R. 3104), H8283 [16SE]
      ------expand Rest and Recuperation Leave program for members 
        serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring 
        Freedom to include travel and transportation to the members' 
        permanent station or home (see H.R. 3208), H9032 [30SE] (see 
        H. Res. 387), H9130 [1OC]
      ------express appreciation to members engaging in military 
        action in Iraq and against terrorism and encourage communities 
        to prepare appropriate homecoming ceremonies (see H. Con. Res. 
        152), H3354 [11AP]
      ------express appreciation to members engaging in military 
        action in Iraq and against terrorism and recognize 
        communities, businesses, and organizations for their support 
        (see H. Con. Res. 177), H4011 [13MY]
      ------provide a monthly allotment of free telephone calling time 
        to members stationed outside the U.S. who are directly 
        supporting military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan (see S. 
        718), S4434 [26MR]
      ------provide for reimbursement of air fare costs incurred by 
        members for domestic travel while on leave from deployment 
        overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation 
        Enduring Freedom (see S. 1675), S12137 [29SE] (see H.R. 3197), 
        H9032 [30SE]
      Colleges and universities: establish a pilot program of 
        Afghanistan scholarships for undergraduate and graduate level 
        public policy internships in the U.S. (see H.R. 2810), H7225 
        [21JY]
      Dept. of State: require report on progress made to eradicate 
        poppy cultivation and prevent illicit drug trafficking in 
        Afghanistan (see H.R. 3642), H12309 [21NO]
      Foreign aid: authorize assistance for women and girls (see H.R. 
        1482), H2471 [27MR]
      Foreign policy: support efforts to establish a moderate and 
        tolerant political system that is protective of the rights and 
        dignity of all communities (see H. Con. Res. 207), H4977 [4JN]
      National security: provide compensation for families of 
        noncombatants killed in U.S. military actions (see H.R. 602), 
        H321 [5FE]
      NATO: increase role in promoting security (see H. Con. Res. 
        136), H2821 [3AP]
      Taxation: increase certain tax rates and use such revenue to 
        make supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        and the global war on terrorism (see H.R. 3053), H8081 [9SE]
      Women: commend women for participation in Government and civil 
        society, encourage inclusion in economic and political life, 
        and advocate protection of women's rights in Afghanistan 
        Constitution (see H. Res. 393), H9377 [8OC]
  Conference reports
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan (H.R. 3289), 
        H10139-H10157 [30OC]
  Explanations
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan (S. 1689): 
        Committee on Appropriations (Senate), S12221-S12227 [1OC]
  Letters
      Supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations and 
        reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan: Jeffrey D. 
        Harvey, E2270 [6NO]
      ------L. Paul Bremer, III, Coalition Provisional Authority, 
        S12646 [16OC]
      Troops Phone Home Free Act: Herschel L. Abbott, Jr., BellSouth 
        Corp., S4616 [1AP]
      ------John Polumbo, AT&T Corp., S4617 [1AP]
      ------Milt Cornelius, Andrew Telephone Co., S4616 [1AP]
      ------Ronald Laudner, Omni Tel Communications, Inc., S4616 [1AP]
      ------Wayne B. Huyard, MCI, S4617 [1AP]
  Lists
      Congressional staff contributing to passage of S. 1689, 
        supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations 
        and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, S12822 
        [17OC]
      Strategic equipment, weapons, and technology needs of the 
        National Guard and Reserve serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, 
        S4135 [20MR]
      Telephone companies that responded to Senator McCain's letter on 
        S. 718, Troops Phone Home Free Act, S4618 [1AP]
  Motions
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (H.R. 3289), H9674 [17OC], H9770 [21OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), conference report, H10229 [30OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (S. 1689), S12337, S12345, S12353 [2OC], S12509, S12514, 
        S12521 [14OC], S12575, S12577 [15OC], S12668 [16OC], S12770, 
        S12771, S12772, S12779, S12788, S12790, S12793, S12800 [17OC]
  Remarks in House
      Afghanistan Freedom Support Act: programs implementation 
        funding, H7403, H7404 [23JY]
      Appropriations: exempt war on terrorism from military 
        construction projects funding in supplemental appropriations 
        for ongoing military operations and reconstruction efforts in 
        Iraq and Afghanistan, H9600, H9601 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        H8021, H8064, H8071-H8077 [9SE], H8089, H8090 [10SE], H8261, 
        H8263, H8273, H8275, H8276, H8279 [16SE], H8290, H8372-H8378 
        [17SE], H8406, H8408, H8409, H8471, H8481 [23SE], H8899-H8903 
        [24SE], H8908, H8937, H8941, H8944-H8947 [25SE], H8957, H8958, 
        H8961, H8997, H8999-H9008, H9025-H9030 [30SE], H9036, H9037, 
        H9038, H9074, H9077, H9079, H9083, H9096-H9104 [1OC], H9134, 
        H9135, H9174, H9188, H9189, H9196-H9203 [2OC], H9256-H9258, 
        H9261, H9264, H9268-H9279 [7OC], H9287, H9355-H9357, H9365, 
        H9368-H9374 [8OC], E1948 [1OC], E2028 [10OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), H9383 [14OC], H9386, H9387, H9391-H9396, H9431-
        H9440, H9443-H9464, H9465, H9467-H9475 [15OC], H9487, H9488, 
        H9509-H9529, H9585-H9609 [16OC], H9620-H9643, H9652-H9677, 
        H9680-H9686 [17OC], H9710, H9718, H9719 [20OC], H9740, H9770, 
        H9787 [21OC], H9974 [28OC], H10112 [29OC], E2086 [17OC], 
        E2092, E2093, E2094, E2101 [20OC], E2107, E2112, E2115, E2118, 
        E2120, E2123 [21OC], E2129 [24OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), amendment process, H9606 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), conference report, H10135, H10136, H10215-H10231 
        [30OC], H10316, H10323, H10332, H10335 [4NO], H10460, H10462 
        [6NO], E2200 [31OC], E2214, E2225 [4NO], E2270, E2271 [6NO]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration (H. Res. 396), H9387 [15OC], H9491-
        H9508 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration (H. Res. 401), H9643-H9652 [17OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 424), 
        H10211-H10214 [30OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 
        424)--same-day consideration (H. Res. 421), H10206-H10210 
        [30OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), motion to instruct conferees, H9770-H9775 [21OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), motion to recommit, H9674-H9676 [17OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), unanimous-consent agreement, H9529, H9530, H9585, 
        H9586 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), unanimous-consent request, H9386 [15OC]
      ------require any emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the war on 
        terrorism, be made available in allotments and in accordance 
        with certain reporting requirements (H.R. 3132), H9395 [15OC]
      Armed Forces: expand Rest and Recuperation Leave program for 
        members serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation 
        Enduring Freedom to include travel and transportation to the 
        members' permanent station or home, H9520 [16OC], H9626, H9627 
        [17OC]
      ------express appreciation to members engaging in military 
        action in Iraq and against terrorism and recognize 
        communities, businesses, and organizations for their support 
        (H. Con. Res. 177), H4847 [3JN], H4883-H4892, H4902, H4919 
        [4JN], E1139, E1156, E1170 [5JN], E1175 [9JN], E1198 [11JN]
      ------quality of life enhancements funding for members serving 
        in Iraq and Afghanistan, H9562-H9565 [16OC]
      ------tribute to military personnel killed in helicopter crash 
        in Afghanistan, E631 [1AP]
      Army: tribute to 101st Airborne Division, H681 [13FE]
      ------tribute to 106th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, 
        H419 [12FE], H681 [13FE]
      Bulgaria: commend support, cooperation, and assistance in 
        combating international terrorism, E1139 [5JN]
      Corpus Christi, TX: tribute to Incarnate World Academy students' 
        fundraising efforts to purchase calling cards for members of 
        the Armed Forces serving overseas, E971 [15MY]
      Dept. of Defense: eliminate authority to transfer certain funds 
        in supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations 
        and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, H9591, 
        H9592 [16OC]
      Disabled: address needs in reconstruction in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, H9633 [17OC]
      Foreign aid: authorize assistance for women and girls, H6809 
        [15JY]
      ------economic and democratic development assistance funding, 
        H3999 [13MY]
      ------reconstruction funding, H9599, H9600 [16OC], H9666 [17OC]
      ------require large companies submit a subcontracting plan prior 
        to being awarded a contract for reconstruction efforts in Iraq 
        and Afghanistan, H9637 [17OC]
      Foreign policy: national objectives priority assignments, H3552-
        H3558 [30AP]
      Human rights: violations, H9526 [16OC]
      Middle East: U.S. policy relative to war and reconstruction 
        efforts in Iraq, H12896-H12901 [8DE]
      National security: national objectives priority assignments, 
        H1674-H1676 [6MR], H3674-H3680 [6MY]
      Pakistan: U.S. policy, H2121 [19MR]
      POW: treatment of prisoners captured in Afghanistan and Iraq, 
        E1834 [17SE]
      SBA: technical assistance to small business concerns 
        participating in rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan funding, 
        H7314 [22JY]
      U.S. policy, H3554-H3558 [30AP], H3961 [9MY], H3999 [13MY], 
        E1417 [8JY], E1621 [25JY]
      Veterans: health care funding, H9770-H9775 [21OC], H10224, 
        H10229 [30OC], E2200 [31OC]
      Women: commend women for participation in Government and civil 
        society, encourage inclusion in economic and political life, 
        and advocate protection of women's rights in Afghanistan 
        Constitution (H. Res. 393), H9286 [8OC], H11529-H11533 [19NO], 
        E2014 [8OC], E2385 [21NO]
      ------programs funding, H9593, H9594 [16OC], H9627-H9630 [17OC], 
        H10228 [30OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, S11176, S11177, S11182 [8SE], S11303 [10SE], 
        S11424 [11SE], S11610-S11612, S11626 [17SE], S11730 [22SE], 
        S11776, S11777, S11779, S11814-S11816, S11826 [23SE], S11878, 
        S11879 [24SE], S11930-S11932, S11935-S11938, S11968-S11970 
        [25SE], S12037-S12042, S12045-S12051 [26SE], S12106-S12108, 
        S12110-S12114 [29SE]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), S12821-S12832 [17OC], S12879 [20OC], S13424-
        S13427 [29OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), conference report, S13751-S13756, S13762-S13784 
        [3NO], S14333 [10NO], S14793 [12NO]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), conference report--unanimous-consent agreement, 
        S13697 [30OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), insert S. 1689 language in lieu, S12821 [17OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (S. 1689), S12149-S12153, S12165, S12176, S12179, S12180 
        [30SE], S12217-S12270, S12272 [1OC], S12306-S12308, S12311-
        S12346, S12350-S12361 [2OC], S12424-S12430, S12438, S12439 
        [3OC], S12485, S12488, S12490-S12493, S12508-S12528 [14OC], 
        S12566, S12570, S12574-S12599 [15OC], S12635, S12643, S12671-
        S12725, S12733 [16OC], S12769-S12832 [17OC]
      Armed Forces: anniversary of military actions in Afghanistan, 
        S3987 [19MR]
      ------expand Rest and Recuperation Leave program for members 
        serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring 
        Freedom to include travel and transportation to the members' 
        permanent station or home, S12338 [2OC]
      ------expedite awarding of Global War on Terrorism Medal to 
        recipients, S12677-S12682 [16OC]
      ------improve care and treatment of reserve military personnel 
        who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, S14087, S14090 [6NO]
      ------provide a monthly allotment of free telephone calling time 
        to members stationed outside the U.S. who are directly 
        supporting military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan (S. 
        718), S4475 [27MR], S4615-S4621 [1AP]
      ------provide additional pay and benefits for active duty, 
        National Guard and Reserve forces and funding for 
        modernization of equipment, weapons, and technology of the 
        National Guard and Reserves, S4134-S4137 [20MR]
      ------tribute, S12311-S12316, S12360 [2OC], S13427, S13430 
        [29OC]
      ------tribute to military personnel killed in helicopter crash 
        in Afghanistan, S4404 [26MR]
      Dept. of Defense: include overseas military operations funding 
        in the budget, S9536-S9545 [17JY]
      ------military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan funding, S9481 
        [16JY], S9516 [17JY]
      ------require a budget amendment on amounts requested for 
        military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, S9392-S9395 
        [15JY], S9448-S9451, S9455, S9456 [16JY]
      ------status of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        S8821 [27JN], S9363 [15JY], S10886 [1AU]
      Foreign aid: increase funding for Iraqi security, reconstruction 
        in Afghanistan, and humanitarian relief in Liberia through 
        reductions in nonsecurity funding, S12799-S12803 [17OC]
      ------reconstruction funding, S12785, S12787 [17OC]
      ------reforestation program funding, S13345 [28OC]
      ------U.S. humanitarian assistance to civilian bombing victims, 
        S5849 [7MY]
      Foreign policy: conflict resolution, rule of law, and democracy 
        activities funding, S12794 [17OC]
      ------improve drug enforcement interdiction efforts, S14310 
        [10NO]
      Forests: reforestation program funding, S13369 [28OC]
      GAO: require audit of funds for ongoing military operations and 
        reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, S12782 [17OC]
      Pakistan: U.S. policy, S3158 [5MR]
      Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed 
        en bloc, S14859 [12NO]
      Rapid City, SD: tribute to Army National Guard 129th Mobile 
        Public Affairs Detachment, S8546 [25JN]
      Safety: landmine awareness program funding, S13370 [28OC]
      Terrorism: U.S. policy, S6037-S6039 [13MY]
      U.S. policy, S7825 [12JN], S9363 [15JY], S10886 [1AU]
      Veterans: health care funding, S12425-S12427 [3OC], S12797-
        S12799 [17OC]
      Women: programs funding, S12803 [17OC]
      ------protect rights and health, S1454 [23JA]
      ------support basic human rights of, and participation in 
        leadership by women relative to governance, reconstruction and 
        development, S6657 [20MY]
  Reports
      Care and Treatment of Reserve Military Personnel Who Served in 
        Iraq and Afghanistan: Senate National Guard Caucus, S14088-
        S14090 [6NO]
  Reports filed
      Consideration of Conference Report on H.R. 3289, Supplemental 
        Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan: Committee on 
        Rules (House) (H. Res. 424) (H. Rept. 108-338), H10235 [30OC]
      Consideration of H.R. 3289, Supplemental Appropriations for 
        Ongoing Military Operations and Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq 
        and Afghanistan: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 396) (H. 
        Rept. 108-320), H9477 [15OC]
      ------Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 401) (H. Rept. 108-
        322), H9612 [16OC]
      Nomination of Zalmay Khalilzad To Be Ambassador to Afghanistan: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S14270 [7NO]
      Same-Day Consideration of H. Res. 424, Consideration of 
        Conference Report on H.R. 3289, Appropriations for Military 
        Operations and Reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan: 
        Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 421) (H. Rept. 108-335), 
        H10129 [29OC]
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan: Committee of 
        Conference (H.R. 3289) (H. Rept. 108-337), H10235 [30OC]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (House) (H.R. 3289) (H. Rept. 
        108-312), H9384 [14OC]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (S. 1689), S12192 
        [30SE]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (S. 1689) (S. Rept. 
        108-160), S12375 [2OC]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (H.R. 3289), H9562, H9575, H9590, H9599 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (S. 1689), S12585, S12591 [15OC], S12667, S12668 [16OC]
  Statements
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan: Congressional 
        Black Caucus, H8376 [17SE]
  Summaries
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan (H.R. 3289): 
        Conference Report, H10226 [30OC]
  Tables
      Committee on the Budget (Senate) scoring of conference report on 
        H.R. 3289, supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        S13776 [3NO]
      Committee on the Budget (Senate) scoring of S. 1689, 
        supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations 
        and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, S12725 
        [16OC]
      Supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations and 
        reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan (H.R. 3289), 
        H9434-H9437 [15OC]
      ------conference report, H10216-H10219 [30OC]
      Taxes to pay for war, S4783 [3AP]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 177, express appreciation to Armed Forces members 
        engaging in military action in Iraq and against terrorism and 
        recognize communities, businesses, and organizations for their 
        support, H4883-H4885 [4JN]
      H. Res. 393, commend Afghan women for participation in 
        Government and civil society, encourage inclusion in economic 
        and political life, and advocate protection of women's rights 
        in Afghanistan Constitution, H11529 [19NO]
      H. Res. 396, consideration of H.R. 3289, supplemental 
        appropriations for ongoing military operations and 
        reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, H9492 [16OC]
      H. Res. 401, consideration of H.R. 3289, supplemental 
        appropriations for ongoing military operations and 
        reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, H9643 [17OC]
      H. Res. 421, same-day consideration of H. Res. 424, 
        consideration of conference report on H.R. 3289, supplemental 
        appropriations for ongoing military operations and 
        reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, H10206 [30OC]
      H. Res. 424, consideration of conference report on H.R. 3289, 
        supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations 
        and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, H10211 
        [30OC]
      H.R. 3289, supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        S12892-S12905 [20OC]
      S. 718, Troops Phone Home Free Act, S4441 [26MR], S4620 [1AP]




AFGHANISTAN FREEDOM SUPPORT ACT

  Remarks in House
      Foreign aid: programs implementation funding, H7403, H7404 
        [23JY]




AFL-CIO

  Letters
      Civil service protection for Dept. of Defense civilian 
        employees: Bobby L. Harnage, Sr., American Federation of 
        Government Employees, H4553 [22MY]
      ------Charles M. Loveless, American Federation of State, County 
        and Municipal Employees, H4553 [22MY]
      Health Savings and Affordability Act, H6001 [26JN]
      Prohibit new Dept. of the Interior competitive outsourcing 
        studies funding: Beth Moten, American Federation of Government 
        Employees, S11790 [23SE]
      Require foreign aircraft repair stations be subject to the same 
        safety standards as domestic air stations, S7808 [12JN]
      Youth Worker Protection Act, E1874 [24SE]
  Remarks in House
      Espinoza, Daniel: San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, 
        AFL-CIO, Labor Leader of the Year award recipient, E1198 
        [11JN]
      Fortier, Dorothy: Central Labor Council of Alameda County, CA, 
        AFL-CIO Unionist of the Year Award recipient, E931 [13MY]
      Hull, John D.: San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-
        CIO, Friend of the Labor Council Award recipient, E1199 [11JN]
      Jacobson, Xema: John S. Lyons Foundation Labor Leader of the 
        Year award recipient, E1807 [16SE]
      Prola, Jim: Central Labor Council of Alameda County, CA, AFL-
        CIO, COPE Award recipient, E931 [13MY]




AFRICA

  Addresses
      Assistance to Countries Seriously Affected by HIV/AIDS: 
        Representative Sanders, E908-E910 [9MY]
      Prayer of Peace: Mother Teresa, E1680 [4SE]
  Amendments
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (H.R. 2264), S16146, S16147, S16197 [9DE]
      Diseases: expand assistance to countries seriously affected by 
        HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), S6445, S6449, 
        S6476, S6478, S6481, S6484, S6486, S6531, S6532, S6562, S6563, 
        S6564, S6565, S6566 [15MY], H3575, H3588, H3596, H3600, H3601, 
        H3602, H3603, H3604, H3605, H3608, H3609, H3612 [1MY], H4375 
        [21MY]
      Famines: international response to need for food in the Horn of 
        Africa (S. Res. 149), S8848 [27JN]
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (H.R. 1584), S5251 [10AP], H3332 [11AP]
  Articles and editorials
      AIDS Fuels Famine in Africa as Swaziland Farmers Die, Their Land 
        Goes Unplanted, S9214 [10JY]
      Eritrea, E580 [26MR]
      Ethiopian Hunger Problem Baffles the Mind, S1231 [21JA]
      Ethiopia's Dying Children, S6574 [19MY]
      Helping Hands--Marquette Program Puts Nurses on the Front Line 
        of the War on HIV/AIDS in Kenya, E1628 [25JY]
      Horn in Peril, E1639 [25JY]
      In Another Break With Past, Kenyans See Hope on AIDS, H4381 
        [21MY]
      International War Crimes Tribunal Indicts Sierra Leone Rebel 
        Leader, H1713 [11MR]
      King's Appeal, E2285 [7NO]
      Scar on the Conscience of the World--Left Behind To Starve--A 
        Humanitarian Disaster Is Engulfing Africa as Cash Is Poured 
        Into the War With Iraq and Its Aftermath, H2264 [20MR]
      Tale of Two Independence Days, E1652 [25JY]
      Who's Unpatriotic Now?, S9669 [22JY]
  Bills and resolutions
      African Growth and Opportunity Act: amend to expand certain 
        trade benefits to eligible sub-Saharan African countries (see 
        S. 1900), S15287 [20NO] (see H.R. 3572), H12306 [21NO]
      African Union: formation (see H. Res. 155), H2270 [20MR]
      Armed Forces: treat military service performed at Guantanamo Bay 
        Naval Station and certain peacekeeping missions in Africa in 
        the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat 
        zone (see S. 398), S2457 [13FE]
      ------U.S. involvement in Liberian civil war (see H. Con. Res. 
        255), H7617 [24JY]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (see H.R. 2264), H4737 [22MY]
      Diseases: authorize assistance to combat HIV/AIDS pandemic in 
        sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean (see H.R. 1857), H3451 
        [29AP]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (see S. 1009), S5859 [7MY] 
        (see H.R. 1298), H1908 [17MR]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), consideration 
        (see H. Res. 210), H3571 [30AP]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), corrections in 
        enrollment (see S. Con. Res. 46), S6707 [20MY]
      ------facilitate service of health care professionals in areas 
        of the world that are severely affected by HIV/AIDS, 
        tuberculosis, and malaria (see S. 1067), S6256 [14MY]
      ------improve access to HIV/AIDS-related treatments and services 
        in developing countries (see H.R. 2470), H5365 [12JN]
      Famines: international response to need for food in the Horn of 
        Africa (see S. Res. 149), S6707 [20MY]
      Foreign aid: authorize emergency supplemental assistance to 
        combat the growing humanitarian crisis in sub-Saharan Africa 
        (see S. 185), S1069 [16JA] (see H.R. 390), H171 [27JA]
      ------authorize U.S. participation in, and replenishment of, 
        certain international development funds (see H.R. 2243), H4735 
        [22MY]
      ------limit assistance to Ethiopia and Eritrea if they are not 
        in compliance with their agreement to end hostilities and 
        provide for a demarcation of the border between the two 
        countries (see H.R. 2760), H7019 [16JY]
      Foreign policy: ensure that U.S. trade and economic development 
        policies respect and support the rights of African farmers 
        (see H. Con. Res. 269), H7785 [25JY]
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (see S. 760), S4629 [1AP] (see H.R. 1415), 
        H2310 [25MR] (see H.R. 1584), H2819 [3AP]
      History: acknowledge African descendants of the transatlantic 
        slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and work to 
        improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin 
        America and the Caribbean (see H. Con. Res. 47), H705 [13FE]
      Kenya: elections (see S. Res. 231), S11832 [23SE] (see H. Res. 
        16), H60 [7JA] (see H. Res. 166), H2472 [27MR] (see H. Res. 
        177), H2822 [3AP]
      Liberia: provide support for ceasefire agreement between 
        government and Liberians United for Reconciliation and 
        Democracy and the Movement for Democracy of Liberia (see H. 
        Con. Res. 240), H6348 [8JY]
      ------U.S. policy (see H. Con. Res. 233), H6263 [26JN]
      Mali: recognize strong relationship with the U.S., democracy 
        efforts, conflict resolution and peacekeeping activities, and 
        support in campaign against terrorism (see H. Con. Res. 229), 
        H5814 [24JN]
      Mandela, Nelson R.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 256), H7617 [24JY]
      Morocco: express condolences to the families of the victims of 
        terrorist suicide bombing attacks (see H. Res. 242), H4368 
        [20MY]
      Peace Parks Foundation: efforts to facilitate the establishment 
        and development of transfrontier conservation efforts in 
        southern Africa (see H. Con. Res. 80), H1681 [6MR]
      Rhodes Scholarships: celebrate anniversary and establishment of 
        the Mandela Rhodes Foundation (see S. Res. 187), S8726 [26JN]
      South Africa: anniversary of first democratic elections (see H. 
        Con. Res. 346), H12920 [8DE]
      Terrorism: compensate victims of attacks on U.S. embassies in 
        East Africa and the U.S.S. Cole on the same basis as victims 
        of attacks on World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Somerset 
        County, PA (see S. 1728), S12533 [14OC]
      ------condemn terrorist bombings in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and 
        Israel, urge strengthened anti-terrorism efforts, and 
        encourage the Palestinian Authority to take effective action 
        against terrorism (see H. Res. 250), H4738 [22MY]
      Women: recognize the importance of inheritance rights (see H. 
        Con. Res. 158), H3571 [30AP]
      World Diamond Council: provide transition development assistance 
        to communities where the illicit trade in conflict diamonds 
        for arms have fueled civil war (see H. Con. Res. 239), H6263 
        [26JN]
  Essays
      Justification of War--The Anglo-Zulu and Kosovo Wars: Collette 
        N. Roberts, S8547 [25JN]
  Letters
      African famine: Representative Wolf, H3435 [29AP]
      Emergency supplemental assistance to combat the growing 
        humanitarian crisis in sub-Saharan Africa: Alliance for Food 
        Security, S1232 [21JA]
      Expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS, 
        malaria, and tuberculosis: Jodi L. Jacobson, Center for Health 
        and Gender Equity, S9555 [17JY]
      ------Joseph F. O'Neill, Dept. of State, S12772 [17OC]
      ------Joseph F. O'Neill, Office of National AIDS Policy, S9549 
        [17JY]
      ------Leonard S. Rubenstein, Physicians for Human Rights 
        (organization), S9555 [17JY]
      ------Linda Bales, General Board of Church & Society of the 
        United Methodist Church, S9555 [17JY]
      ------Maureen T. Shea and Jere Myrick Skipper, Episcopal Church, 
        S9554 [17JY]
      ------Paul Zeitz, Global AIDS Alliance, S9554 [17JY]
      Impact on the quality of life in rural, African villages of 
        implementing the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions 
        versus the electrification of such villages: John R. Christy, 
        E1077 [23MY]
      Improve access to HIV/AIDS-related treatments and services in 
        developing countries: Joseph F. O'Neill, Executive Office of 
        the President, S11223 [9SE]
      Include certain Caribbean nations in expansion of assistance to 
        countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS, malaria, and 
        tuberculosis: several ambassadors, S6483 [15MY]
      International HIV/AIDS pandemic: Congressional Black Caucus, 
        E409 [7MR]
      U.S. policy on Liberia: Michael K. Francis, S12714 [16OC]
  Lists
      African Growth and Opportunity Act eligible countries, E1465 
        [14JY]
      Statements relative to young women and children in complex 
        humanitarian emergencies, S13359 [28OC]
  Messages
      National Emergency Relative to Angola: President Bush, S3991 
        [19MR], S5855 [7MY], H2100 [19MR], H3708 [7MY]
      National Emergency Relative to Sudan: President Bush, S5724 
        [5MY], S13513 [29OC], H3639 [5MY], H10112 [29OC]
      National Emergency Relative to Zimbabwe: President Bush, S3249 
        [6MR], H1676 [6MR]
      U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa and 
        African Growth and Opportunity Act Implementation: President 
        Bush, S6706 [20MY], H4325 [20MY]
  Motions
      Diseases: expand assistance to countries seriously affected by 
        HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), S6450, S6500 
        [15MY], H4375 [21MY]
  Remarks in House
      Africa Malaria Day: observance, E791 [29AP]
      African Growth and Opportunity Act: amend to expand certain 
        trade benefits to eligible sub-Saharan African countries (H.R. 
        3572), E2407, E2413 [22NO]
      ------impact, E1464 [14JY]
      Armed Forces: U.S. involvement in Liberian civil war (H. Con. 
        Res. 255), E1602 [25JY]
      Becton, Dickinson and Co.: tribute to efforts to combat the HIV/
        AIDS pandemic in Africa, E2404 [22NO]
      Budget: allocation of funds, H7334 [23JY]
      Bush, President: contents of State of the Union Message relative 
        to pre-war analysis concerning rationale for use of Armed 
        Forces in Iraq, H9509 [16OC], H9704 [20OC]
      ------trip to Africa, E1552 [22JY]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (H.R. 2264), H9245-H9248 [7OC]
      Diseases: address the international HIV/AIDS pandemic, H446 
        [12FE], H1623 [5MR], E409 [7MR]
      ------authorize assistance to combat HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-
        Saharan Africa and the Caribbean (H.R. 1857), E794 [29AP]
      ------encourage countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS, 
        malaria, and tuberculosis to accept U.S. food assistance, 
        H3603 [1MY]
      ------encourage U.S. businesses to provide assistance to sub-
        Saharan Africa to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, H3608, H3609 
        [1MY]
      ------ensure that organizations providing assistance to 
        countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS are not disqualified 
        from prevention programs due to a moral or religious objection 
        to certain approaches, H3583, H3609-H3612 [1MY]
      ------ensure that organizations providing assistance to 
        countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS are not providing 
        abortion services or counseling, H3583, H3585 [1MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, H330 [11FE], H6330 [8JY], 
        H6437 [9JY], H7370-H7375, H7402 [23JY], H10364-H10367 [5NO], 
        H12823 [8DE], E1460 [11JY], E2404 [22NO]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), H2280 [25MR], 
        H3457 [30AP], H3574, H3579-H3618 [1MY], H6583 [10JY], H7386 
        [23JY], E876 [6MY], E886 [7MY], E923 [9MY], E1057 [22MY], 
        E1068, E1084 [23MY], E2258 [6NO]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), Senate 
        amendments, H4375-H4382 [21MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), consideration (H. 
        Res. 210), H3575-H3578 [1MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), corrections in 
        enrollment (S. Con. Res. 46), H4382 [21MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), corrections in 
        enrollment (S. Con. Res. 46), unanimous-consent agreement, 
        H4511 [21MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, H4325 [20MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS through reductions in the Millennium Challenge Account, 
        H7383-H7393 [23JY]
      ------funding preference to programs operating in developing 
        countries emphasizing prevention of HIV mother-to-child 
        transmission and lifelong care for children of HIV/AIDS 
        infected individuals, H4378 [21MY]
      ------improve access to HIV/AIDS-related treatments and services 
        in developing countries, H9200 [2OC], H9650 [17OC]
      ------reduce first year's funding for assistance to countries 
        seriously affected by HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, 
        H3605-H3607 [1MY]
      ------require a certain percentage of assistance to countries 
        seriously affected by HIV/AIDS be expended for HIV/AIDS 
        orphans and vulnerable children, H3604, H3605 [1MY], H7402 
        [23JY]
      ------require a certain percentage of assistance to countries 
        seriously affected by HIV/AIDS be expended for abstinence 
        education programs, H3574, H3583, H3586, H3612-H3617 [1MY]
      ------strengthen accountability and reporting requirements 
        relative to assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, H3597-H3600 [1MY]
      Drugs: discrepancy in prescription drug prices between U.S. and 
        foreign countries, H4845 [3JN]
      Ecology and environment: impact on the quality of life in rural 
        villages of implementing the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas 
        emissions versus the electrification of such villages, E1077 
        [23MY]
      Eritrea: U.S. policy, E580 [26MR]
      Ethiopia: famine, H6809 [15JY], H7406 [23JY]
      ------prohibit international investment organizations and 
        development banks from supporting projects until claims of 
        confiscated private property by the Ethiopian Government are 
        resolved, H11554 [19NO]
      Famine, H3435 [29AP], E821 [1MY]
      Foreign aid: allocation, H7382 [23JY]
      ------prohibit funding to countries that materially hindered 
        U.S. lead coalition efforts to liberate the Iraqi people, 
        H7430 [23JY]
      Foreign policy: promote the participation of women in 
        international peace efforts relative to Africa and the Middle 
        East, H7429, H7430, H7431 [23JY]
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (H.R. 1584), H2895-H2901 [8AP], H3332-H3334 
        [11AP]
      Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria 
        (organization): funding, H3585 [1MY]
      ------initiate campaign to increase public awareness and 
        encourage private contributions, H3601, H3602 [1MY]
      ------limit top salary levels of administrators to that of the 
        Vice President of the U.S., H3602 [1MY]
      Kenya: elections (H. Res. 16), E11 [8JA]
      ------elections (H. Res. 177), H5669-H5671 [23JN]
      ------fundraising benefit for HIV-positive children at the 
        Nyumbani Orphanage, E1855 [23SE]
      Liberia: independence anniversary, E1652 [25JY]
      ------U.S. policy, H6258 [26JN], H6324, H6330 [8JY], H6434 
        [9JY], H6699 [14JY], H6810 [15JY], H7198 [21JY], E1424, E1425 
        [8JY]
      Marquette University: tribute to College of Nursing efforts to 
        train African health care workers in HIV/AIDS prevention, 
        E1628 [25JY]
      Morocco: self-determination for Western Sahara, H5270 [12JN]
      Peace Parks Foundation: efforts to facilitate the establishment 
        and development of transfrontier conservation efforts in 
        southern Africa (H. Con. Res. 80), H6891, H6892 [16JY]
      Science: benefits of biotechnology, H4792 [3JN]
      ------encourage biotechnology research and development, H6321 
        [8JY]
      Sierra Leone: U.N. war crimes tribunal indictments, H1713 [11MR]
      Sudan: political reform, E1565 [23JY]
      Taylor, Charles: indictment of Liberian President by the Special 
        Court in Sierra Leone, H6258 [26JN], E1310 [20JN]
      Tunisia: independence anniversary, E537, E539, E543 [20MR], E549 
        [21MR]
      U.N.: U.S. contribution to U.N. Population Fund, H6809 [15JY]
      U.N. Population Fund: obstetric fistula prevention and treatment 
        funding, H7241 [22JY], H7404, H7405 [23JY]
      U.S. policy, H6324, H6330 [8JY], H6434, H6437 [9JY], E1425 
        [8JY], E1456, E1458 [11JY]
      Women: ensure that programs in countries seriously affected by 
        HIV/AIDS include a curriculum for men and boys that emphasizes 
        gender equality and respect for women and girls, H3600 [1MY]
      ------recognize the importance of inheritance rights, H3603 
        [1MY], H4378 [21MY]
      World Bank Group: continue U.S. participation in, and 
        contribution to, certain multilateral development 
        institutions, H7428, H7429 [23JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      African Growth and Opportunity Act: amend to expand certain 
        trade benefits to eligible sub-Saharan African countries (S. 
        1900), S15289 [20NO]
      Armed Forces: U.S. involvement in Liberian civil war, S10885 
        [1AU]
      Burundi: efforts to end civil war, S5768 [6MY]
      Bush, President: State of the Union Message, S1765 [30JA]
      ------trip to Africa, S8871 [7JY]
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV/AIDS blood 
        safety and injection safety in Africa plan funding, S11362-
        S11364 [10SE]
      ------improve injection safety in immunization programs in 
        developing countries, S6614 [19MY]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (H.R. 2264), S16197 [9DE]
      Diseases: address the international HIV/AIDS pandemic, S1793-
        S1797 [30JA], S1967 [5FE]
      ------ensure that organizations providing assistance to 
        countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS are not disqualified 
        from prevention programs due to a moral or religious objection 
        to certain approaches, S6489 [15MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, S314 [15JA], S1347-S1350 
        [22JA], S1464 [23JA], S8871 [7JY], S9100 [9JY], S9182-S9184, 
        S9186-S9188, S9190, S9191 [10JY], S12667, S12668 [16OC], 
        S12772 [17OC], S13190-S13192 [24OC], S13256-S13258 [27OC], 
        S13347-S13349, S13368, S13371 [28OC], S13638-S13647 [30OC], 
        S16083, S16084 [9DE]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), S5753 [6MY], 
        S6036 [13MY], S6147, S6249 [14MY], S6415-S6421, S6445-S6450, 
        S6475-S6500 [15MY], S6574, S6614 [19MY], S7119-S7121 [23MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), corrections in 
        enrollment (S. Con. Res. 46), S6786 [20MY], S6918 [22MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, S6196 [14MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (S. 1009), S5878 [7MY], S6416, 
        S6417 [15MY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis through reductions in Dept. of 
        Defense procurement, research, development, and evaluation 
        funding, S9547-S9557 [17JY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis through reductions in 
        Millennium Challenge Account, S13645-S13648 [30OC]
      ------facilitate service of health care professionals in areas 
        of the world that are severely affected by HIV/AIDS, 
        tuberculosis, and malaria, S6497 [15MY]
      ------HIV/AIDS blood safety and injection safety in Africa plan 
        funding, S13346, S13347 [28OC]
      ------improve access to HIV/AIDS-related treatments and services 
        in developing countries, S10963-S10966 [2SE], S11021-S11023 
        [3SE], S11076 [4SE], S11215, S11218-S11223, S11225 [9SE], 
        S11300-S11302 [10SE], S11410 [11SE], S11712-S11715 [18SE]
      ------include certain Caribbean nations in expansion of 
        assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS, 
        malaria, and tuberculosis, S6482-S6484 [15MY]
      ------international mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission 
        prevention activities funding, S11102, S11105 [4SE], S11330, 
        S11331 [10SE]
      ------require a certain percentage of assistance to countries 
        seriously affected by HIV/AIDS be expended for HIV/AIDS 
        orphans and vulnerable children, S6481, S6488 [15MY]
      ------require a certain percentage of assistance to countries 
        seriously affected by HIV/AIDS be expended for abstinence 
        education programs, S6476-S6478 [15MY]
      ------require a certain percentage of assistance to countries 
        seriously affected by HIV/AIDS be expended for women's health 
        and empowerment programs and to reduce women's vulnerability 
        to HIV/AIDS, S6485 [15MY]
      Drugs: ensure access to assured quality pharmaceuticals at the 
        lowest possible price to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, S6478-S6480 [15MY]
      Famines: international response to need for food in the Horn of 
        Africa (S. Res. 149), S8847 [27JN]
      Foreign aid: authorize emergency supplemental assistance to 
        combat the growing humanitarian crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, 
        S1230-S1234 [21JA], S1340, S1341, S1359 [22JA], S1374, S1448 
        [23JA]
      ------provide emergency agriculture assistance through CCC 
        funding, S9214 [10JY]
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (H.R. 1584), S5112, S5113 [10AP]
      ------implement importation requirement system for conflict 
        diamonds (S. 760), S4643-S4645 [1AP], S5004-S5006 [9AP], S5616 
        [30AP]
      Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria 
        (organization): funding, S6446-S6448, S6491, S6498 [15MY]
      Hunger: efforts to reduce hunger in HIV/AIDS affected 
        populations in sub-Saharan Africa, S6449, S6450 [15MY], S6574 
        [19MY]
      Intelligence services: assess validity of pre-war analysis 
        concerning rationale for use of Armed Forces in Iraq, S9290, 
        S9291 [11JY]
      ------Bush administration treatment of individuals questioning 
        validity of pre-war analysis concerning rationale for use of 
        Armed Forces in Iraq, S9667-S9671 [22JY]
      Kenya: elections (S. Res. 231), S12475 [3OC]
      Liberia: allocation of foreign aid, S12794 [17OC]
      ------U.S. policy, S9111-S9113 [9JY], S9188-S9190 [10JY], 
        S10877, S10892-S10894 [1AU], S12713, S12714 [16OC], S12821 
        [17OC]
      Rhodes Scholarships: celebrate anniversary and establishment of 
        the Mandela Rhodes Foundation (S. Res. 187), S8815 [26JN]
      Sierra Leone: U.N. war crimes tribunal indictments, S3801 [17MR]
      South Africa: implementation of Government-sponsored HIV/AIDS 
        treatment programs, S15272 [20NO]
      Taylor, Charles: indictment of Liberian President by the Special 
        Court in Sierra Leone, S7466, S7467 [5JN], S7826, S7827 [12JN]
      ------provide awards for bringing former Liberian President 
        before the Special Court in Sierra Leone, S12272 [1OC]
      Tunisia: independence anniversary, S4159, S4160 [20MR], S4556 
        [31MR]
      U.S. policy, S8871 [7JY], S9162 [10JY]
      Zimbabwe: human rights violations, S12600 [15OC]
      ------support democratic transition and economic recovery, S7536 
        [9JN], S7868 [13JN]
  Reports
      Climate Information and Potential Impacts for Eritrea and 
        Ethiopia: NOAA, H3435 [29AP]
      Trip to Eritrea and Ethiopia: Representative Wolf, S1230 [21JA], 
        S1360 [22JA]
  Reports filed
      Clean Diamond Trade Act: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S. 760) 
        (S. Rept. 108-36), S5058 [9AP]
      Consideration of H.R. 1298, U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, 
        Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. 
        Res. 210) (H. Rept. 108-80), H3569 [30AP]
      International Response to Need for Food in the Horn of Africa: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 149), S8722 
        [26JN]
      Kenyan Elections: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 
        Res. 231), S12375 [2OC]
      Nomination of Ephraim W. Batambuze to the African Development 
        Foundation Board of Directors: Committee on Foreign Relations 
        (Senate), S6852 [21MY]
      Nomination of John W. Leslie, Jr., to the African Development 
        Foundation Board of Directors: Committee on Foreign Relations 
        (Senate), S6852 [21MY]
      U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act: 
        Committee on International Relations (House) (H.R. 1298) (H. 
        Rept. 108-60), H2863 [7AP]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Bush, President: contents of State of the Union Message relative 
        to pre-war analysis concerning rationale for use of Armed 
        Forces in Iraq, H9704 [20OC]
  Songs
      ``Shortest Story,'' Harry Chapin, S6574 [19MY]
  Tables
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies 
        appropriations (H.R. 2660): HIV/AIDS funding, S11222 [9SE]
      Global HIV/AIDS funding, S11222 [9SE]
      HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis initiatives funding, S9549 
        [17JY]
      HIV/AIDS program funding levels, S11222 [9SE]
      Projected U.S. spending for global HIV/AIDS initiatives (2004-
        2008), S9549 [17JY]
  Testimonies
      Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria 
        (organization) Funding: Elton John, S6498 [15MY]
      ------Senator Sessions, S6498 [15MY]
      U.S. Policy on Liberia: Richard B. Myers and Peter Pace, S10894 
        [1AU]
  Texts of
      Contents of President Bush's State of the Union Message relative 
        to pre-war analysis concerning rationale for use of Armed 
        Forces in Iraq, H9704 [20OC]
      H. Con. Res. 80, Peace Parks Foundation efforts to facilitate 
        the establishment and development of transfrontier 
        conservation efforts in southern Africa, H6891 [16JY]
      H. Res. 177, Kenyan elections, H5669 [23JN]
      H. Res. 210, consideration of H.R. 1298, U.S. Leadership Against 
        HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act, H3575 [1MY]
      H.R. 1298, U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and 
        Malaria Act, H3588-H3596 [1MY]
      H.R. 1584, Clean Diamond Trade Act, H2895-H2897 [8AP], H3332 
        [11AP]
      H.R. 2264, Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program 
        appropriations, H9245 [7OC]
      S. 398, treat military service performed at Guantanamo Bay Naval 
        Station and certain peacekeeping missions in Africa in the 
        same manner as if such services were performed in a combat 
        zone, S2473 [13FE]
      S. Con. Res. 46, corrections in enrollment of H.R. 1298, U.S. 
        Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act, 
        S6717, S6786 [20MY], S6918 [22MY], H4382 [21MY]
      S. Res. 149, international response to need for food in the Horn 
        of Africa, S6716 [20MY], S8848 [27JN]
      S. Res. 187, celebrate Rhodes Scholarships anniversary and 
        Mandela Rhodes Foundation establishment, S8763, S8815 [26JN]
      S. Res. 231, Kenyan elections, S11860 [23SE], S12476 [3OC]




AFRICAN AMERICANS

  Addresses
      Affirmative Action: Representative Lee, E1360 [26JN]
      Beyond Vietnam--A Time To Break Silence: Martin Luther King, 
        Jr., E210 [13FE]
      Briggs v. Elliot Descendants Reunion Banquet: Senator Hollings, 
        S3029 [3MR]
      Racial Equality: Medgar W. Evers, H5375 [16JN]
      Reparations for Descendants of African-American Slaves: Camille 
        Fields, E1316 [20JN]
  Amendments
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 196), S5504, S5614 [30AP]
  Articles and editorials
      Activities Among Negroes, E316 [27FE]
      Black Scholarship Program Helps People in the Middle; Mo. 
        Foundation Rewards the Academically Average, E2424 [23NO]
      Federated Women Club Notes--(California State Association), E316 
        [27FE]
      Gentleman, a Revolutionary, E461 [13MR]
      Larry Doby, Hall of Famer Dies, H5646 [19JN]
      Race-Sensitive Admissions--Back to Basics, S2829-S2832 [26FE]
      Recognize Human Rights Accomplishments and Clear Name of Marcus 
        Garvey Relative to Politically Motivated Criminal Charges, 
        E1649 [25JY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans: delay termination (see 
        H.R. 3239), H9213 [2OC]
      American Battle Monuments Commission: establish a memorial to 
        the Buffalo Soldiers in Louisiana (see S. 499), S3027 [3MR]
      Ashe, Arthur: issue commemorative postage stamp (see H. Con. 
        Res. 67), H1465 [27FE]
      Baltimore, MD: authorize assistance for the National Great 
        Blacks in Wax Museum and Justice Learning Center (see S. 
        1233), S7718 [11JN] (see H.R. 2424), H5265 [11JN]
      Bearden, Romare H.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 297), H9376 [8OC]
      Birmingham, AL: anniversary of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church 
        bombing (see H. Res. 389), H9214 [2OC]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Bunche, Ralph: tribute (see S. Con. Res. 82), S15061 [18NO] (see 
        H. Con. Res. 71), H1465 [27FE]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: design and construct monument to 
        commemorate contributions of minority women to women's 
        suffrage and the participation of women in public life (see H. 
        Con. Res. 261), H7785 [25JY]
      ------establish a task force to recommend an appropriate 
        recognition for the slave laborers who worked on the 
        construction of the U.S. Capitol (see S. Con. Res. 17), S3163 
        [5MR]
      ------revise women's suffrage statue located in the Capitol 
        rotunda to include a likeness of Sojourner Truth (see H.R. 
        601), H321 [5FE]
      Chisholm, Shirley: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 66), H1465 [27FE]
      Civil rights: anniversary of March on Washington (see H. Res. 
        352), H7839 [3SE]
      ------provide equal access to opportunity in education, 
        business, and employment and support affirmative action 
        programs in securing such equal access (see H. Res. 32), H171 
        [27JA]
      Colleges and universities: recognize contributions of 
        historically Black colleges and universities (see S. Res. 
        221), S11245 [9SE] (see H. Res. 86), H705 [13FE]
      Commission To Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans: 
        establish (see H.R. 40), H53 [7JA]
      Cultural Competence Commission: establish (see H.R. 90), H55 
        [7JA]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 
        498), S3027 [3MR] (see H.R. 3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Delta/Black Belt Regional Authority: establish to provide 
        community and economic development in the distressed Southern 
        Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region (see H.R. 678), H390 
        [11FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: provide administrative or judicial relief 
        for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers who were 
        discriminated against in farm credit and benefit programs (see 
        H.R. 1667), H2938 [8AP]
      Diseases: authorize grants to provide treatment for diabetes 
        within minority communities (see H.R. 2553), H5662 [19JN]
      ------increase activities carried out by the Centers for Disease 
        Control and Prevention and NIH relative to diabetes in 
        minority populations (see H.R. 1144), H1680 [6MR]
      ------prevent and cure diabetes and promote and improve the care 
        of diabetic individuals within minority populations (see H.R. 
        1916), H3635 [1MY]
      Doby, Lawrence E.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 235), H6263 [26JN]
      Douglass, Frederick: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see H. Res. 101), H1334 [25FE]
      Dunham, Katherine: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 62), H1465 [27FE]
      Emancipation Proclamation: anniversary (see S. Con. Res. 15), 
        S3163 [5MR] (see H. Con. Res. 36), H462 [12FE]
      Fisk Jubilee Singers (musical group): issue commemorative 
        postage stamp (see H. Res. 381), H9032 [30SE]
      Focus--HOPE (organization): anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 295), 
        H9281 [7OC]
      Frederick Douglass National Historic Site: provide funding to 
        protect integrity (see S. Res. 135), S5950 [8MY] (see H. Res. 
        224), H3857 [8MY]
      Garvey, Marcus: recognize human rights accomplishments and clear 
        name relative to politically motivated criminal charges (see 
        H. Con. Res. 74), H1466 [27FE]
      Gibson, Althea: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 69), H1465 [27FE] (see 
        H. Res. 386), H9130 [1OC]
      Hampton, Lionel: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 63), H1465 [27FE]
      Health care facilities: establish a program to provide 
        screenings and treatment for cancer to minority and other 
        populations served by health centers (see H.R. 1868), H3452 
        [29AP]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 
        1266), S7876 [13JN] (see H.R. 1821), H3353 [11AP]
      ------tribute (see H. Con. Res. 68), H1465 [27FE]
      Higher Education Act: expand eligibility requirement of 
        predominantly Black colleges and universities (see H.R. 3151), 
        H8490 [23SE]
      History: acknowledge African descendants of the transatlantic 
        slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and work to 
        improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin 
        America and the Caribbean (see H. Con. Res. 47), H705 [13FE]
      Horne, Lena: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 145), H3052 [9AP]
      Hurston, Zora Neale: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 64), H1465 [27FE]
      Jackson, Jesse L., Sr.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1017), H1463 [27FE]
      Jackson, Maynard H., Jr.: tribute (see S. Res. 188), S8726 
        [26JN]
      James, Daniel, Jr. (Chappie): issue commemorative postage stamp 
        (see S. Con. Res. 6), S2457 [13FE]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: extend authority for construction of a 
        memorial in the District of Columbia (see S. 470), S2920 
        [27FE] (see H.R. 1209), H1745 [11MR]
      ------mint coins in commemoration (see S. 377), S2340 [12FE] 
        (see H.R. 589), H320 [5FE]
      ------redesign the $1 coin in commemoration (see H.R. 1016), 
        H1463 [27FE]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr., and Coretta Scott: award Congressional 
        Gold Medal (see S. 1368), S8862 [27JN] (see H.R. 2680), H6464 
        [9JY]
      Law enforcement: provide for the collection of data on traffic 
        stops (see H.R. 86), H54 [7JA]
      Malcolm X: observance of anniversary of birth as a day of 
        prayer, remembrance, and reflection (see H. Con. Res. 70), 
        H1465 [27FE]
      Marshall, Thurgood: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 1015), 
        H1463 [27FE]
      Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site: exchange 
        certain lands with Atlanta, GA (see S. 1789), S13377 [28OC] 
        (see H.R. 1616), H2820 [3AP]
      Medgar Evers National Week of Remembrance: designate (see S. 
        Con. Res. 51), S7541 [9JN] (see S. Con. Res. 54), S7718 [11JN]
      ------support (see H. Con. Res. 220), H5366 [12JN]
      Medicaid: coverage of primary and secondary preventative medical 
        strategies for children and adults with sickle cell disease 
        (see S. 874), S5173 [10AP] (see H.R. 1736), H3302 [10AP]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals (see H.R. 
        3459), H10977 [6NO]
      ------increase participation in international service (see H.R. 
        3152), H8490 [23SE]
      Monuments and memorials: establish a memorial to slavery in the 
        District of Columbia (see H.R. 196), H58 [7JA]
      Music and dance: recognize importance of blues music (see H. 
        Con. Res. 13), H171 [27JA]
      National Archives and Records Administration: establish a 
        servitude and emancipation archival research clearinghouse 
        (see S. 1292), S8232 [19JN]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 30), S1736 [29JA] (see H. Res. 82), 
        H705 [13FE]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (see S. 196), S1144 [17JA] (see H.R. 2183), H4527 
        [21MY] (see H.R. 2272), H4737 [22MY] (see H.R. 2801), H7225 
        [21JY]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3287), 
        H9380 [10OC]
      Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr.: issue commemorative postage stamp 
        (see H. Con. Res. 72), H1465 [27FE]
      Robeson, Paul L.: issue commemorative postage stamp (see H. Con. 
        Res. 246), H7019 [16JY]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see S. 300), 
        S1871 [4FE] (see H.R. 1900), H3571 [30AP]
      Robinson, (Sugar) Ray: tribute (see H. Res. 115), H1466 [27FE]
      SBA: allow more joint ventures, leader-follow arrangements, and 
        teaming arrangements under the minority business development 
        program (see H.R. 2374), H5044 [5JN]
      Schomburg, Arthur: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 75), H1466 [27FE]
      Shabazz, Betty: tribute (see H. Res. 114), H1466 [27FE]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see S. 1157), S7135 [23MY] (see 
        H.R. 2205), H4733 [22MY] (see H.R. 3491), H11358 [17NO]
      Special days and holidays: establish special day to recognize 
        the significant achievements and contributions of African-
        American scientists, mathematicians, and inventors (see H. 
        Con. Res. 59), H1465 [27FE]
      Sports: recognize contributions of African-American basketball 
        teams and players for their achievements, dedication, and 
        contributions to the sport of basketball and to the Nation 
        (see H. Con. Res. 278), H8216 [11SE]
      ------recognize the teams and players of the Negro Baseball 
        Leagues for their achievements, dedication, sacrifices, and 
        contributions to baseball and the Nation (see S. Res. 228), 
        S11832 [23SE]
      Tubman, Harriet Ross: payment of pension for Army services as a 
        nurse and a scout during the Civil War (see H. Con. Res. 7), 
        H60 [7JA]
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: support decision on 
        University of Michigan affirmative action policies (see S. 
        Res. 23), S1069 [16JA]
      Walker, C.J.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 65), H1465 [27FE]
      Washington, Dinah: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 144), H3052 [9AP]
  Biographies
      Bluford, Guion S., Jr., S12566 [15OC]
  Briefs
      University of Michigan affirmative action policies: Harvard 
        Black Law Students Association, Stanford Black Law Students 
        Association, and Yale Black Law Students Association, E718-
        E722 [10AP]
  Cost Estimates
      Award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Jackie Robinson 
        and designate a national day of recognition (S. 300): CBO, 
        S12734 [16OC]
      Award Congressional Gold Medal to Joseph A. De Laine (S. 498): 
        CBO, S8551 [25JN]
  Descriptions
      Fortune (publication) system for choosing the 50 Best Companies 
        for Minorities, E1447 [11JY]
  Essays
      Emancipation Proclamation: Several Casey Park Elementary School 
        Students, E166 [6FE]
      ------Several Owasco Elementary School Students, E166 [6FE]
      Overcoming Adversity: Eric S. Russell, E705 [8AP]
  Eulogies
      Burns, Clarence H. (Du): by Edward Miller, S1128 [17JA]
  Factsheets
      Education Funding, H6509-H6511 [10JY]
      House Republican Record on Education Funding, H6503-H6505 [10JY]
      House Republican Record on Pell Grants, H6513 [10JY]
      National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and Justice Learning Center, 
        H5240-H5243 [11JN]
  Letters
      International HIV/AIDS pandemic: Congressional Black Caucus, 
        E409 [7MR]
      Sentencing of law enforcement officers in the Rodney King civil 
        rights case: Congressional Black Caucus, S5124 [10AP], H2424 
        [27MR], H3070 [10AP]
      Supreme Court pending hearing on University of Michigan 
        affirmative action policies: Senator Clinton, S1138 [17JA]
      U.S. policy on use of Armed Forces against Iraq: G.E. Patterson, 
        Church of God in Christ, Inc., E471, E473 [13MR]
  Lists
      South Carolina citizens who signed a petition to the Clarendon 
        County School District Board of Trustees demanding equal 
        educational opportunities for African Americans, H11485 [18NO]
      Tuskegee Airmen from Michigan, S14387 [11NO]
  Proclamations
      Aviation Pioneer Women of Color Day: Representative Danny K. 
        Davis, E829 [1MY]
      Emancipation Proclamation: Abraham Lincoln, H1340 [26FE]
  Remarks in House
      Adams, Burney L.: Florida A&M University National Alumni 
        Association Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, E826 [1MY]
      Adams, Sheila J.: Greater Cincinnati, OH, chapter of the 
        National Conference for Community and Justice (organization) 
        honoree, E893 [9MY]
      African American leadership summit: convene, H4188-H4192 [15MY]
      Ahmad, Ishmael-Lateef: Greater St. Louis Association of Black 
        Journalists Excellence in Communications Award recipient, 
        E1852 [23SE]
      American Vitiligo Research Foundation: tribute, E2256 [6NO]
      Amistad America, Inc.: tribute to Freedom Schooner Amistad Great 
        Lakes Tour, E1262 [16JN]
      Ashe, Arthur: issue commemorative postage stamp (H. Con. Res. 
        67), E341 [27FE]
      Aviation: tribute to men and women who have lost their lives in 
        aviation and space, E979 [15MY]
      Baltimore, MD: authorize assistance for the National Great 
        Blacks in Wax Museum and Justice Learning Center (H.R. 2424), 
        H5239 [11JN]
      Black History Month: observance, H442-H448 [12FE], H1442 [27FE], 
        H1948 [18MR], E221 [13FE], E277 [25FE], E314, E316, E317, 
        E320, E321, E322, E323, E327, E329, E331, E341 [27FE], E343, 
        E344, E345, E346, E347 [3MR], E352, E360 [4MR]
      Black Women United for Action (organization): tribute, E610 
        [27MR]
      Blair, Jayson: controversy relative to sourcing and accuracy of 
        reporting while employed by the New York (NY) Times, H4241 
        [19MY]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 
        3287), H11484-H11487 [18NO]
      Budget: effect of budget priorities on minorities, H2207 [20MR]
      Buffalo (NY) Challenger: anniversary, E1575 [23JY]
      Bunche, Ralph: tribute (H. Con. Res. 71), H9316-H9318 [8OC], 
        E341 [27FE], E2030 [10OC]
      Cameron, Danny H.: Black Professionals Association Charitable 
        Foundation Black Professional of the Year award recipient, 
        E211 [13FE]
      Center for Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Health Care: 
        establish, H11504 [18NO]
      Chisholm, Shirley: tribute (H. Con. Res. 66), E341 [27FE]
      Civil rights: affirmative action policies, H2315 [26MR]
      ------anniversary of March on Washington, E1581 [24JY]
      ------anniversary of March on Washington (H. Res. 352), H8234-
        H8239 [16SE], E1816, E1822 [17SE]
      ------provide equal access to opportunity in education, 
        business, and employment and support affirmative action 
        programs in securing such equal access, H1493 [4MR], E362 
        [4MR]
      Cleveland, OH: tribute to African American women elected to the 
        municipal court, H10462 [6NO]
      Cody, Thomas G.: Greater Cincinnati, OH, chapter of the National 
        Conference for Community and Justice (organization) honoree, 
        E896 [9MY]
      Colleges and universities: award grants to highly qualified 
        teacher-training programs at minority-serving institutions of 
        higher education, H6369, H6370, H6373 [9JY]
      ------historically Black colleges and universities funding, 
        H6639 [14JY], E1524 [18JY]
      ------recognize contributions of historically Black colleges and 
        universities, H8370 [17SE]
      ------recognize contributions of historically Black colleges and 
        universities (H. Res. 86), H675 [13FE]
      Columbia, SC: South Carolina Black Hall of Fame inductees, E1297 
        [18JN]
      Computers: enhance digital accessibility for all individuals, 
        E311 [27FE]
      Crime: improve public education systems and family involvement 
        to reduce drug-related crime in the African American 
        community, H10334 [4NO]
      Cubin, Representative: floor statement on the impact of 
        stereotyping on enforcement of firearms sales regulations, 
        E729 [10AP]
      Dallas, TX: tribute to Booker T. Washington High School, E141 
        [6FE]
      Dash, Julie: Directors Guild of America award nominee, E295 
        [26FE]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 3287), 
        H11484-H11487 [18NO]
      Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.: Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter 
        celebration of anniversary of the Patriots of African Descent 
        Monument in Valley Forge National Historical Park, E1115 [3JN]
      Delta/Black Belt Regional Authority: establish to provide 
        community and economic development in the distressed Southern 
        Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region (H.R. 678), H419 
        [12FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Office of Civil Rights funding, H6634, 
        H6635 [14JY]
      Dept. of Energy: require report to Congress detailing equal 
        employment opportunity practices at national laboratories, 
        H3278, H3279 [10AP]
      Dept. of HHS: establish demonstration projects between community 
        health centers and minority health professions schools to 
        reduce disparities in minority health care, H6571, H6572 
        [10JY]
      Diseases: AIDS epidemic, E2353 [20NO]
      ------incidence of prostate cancer in African Americans, H7957 
        [5SE]
      ------prevent and cure diabetes and promote and improve the care 
        of diabetic individuals within minority populations (H.R. 
        1916), E2337 [19NO], E2382 [21NO]
      District of Columbia: anniversary of Second Baptist Church, 
        E2220 [4NO]
      ------tribute to Black Pride Festival, E949 [14MY]
      ------tribute to demonstration in support of affirmative action 
        policies at colleges and universities, H2929-H2936 [8AP]
      Doby, Lawrence E.: tribute (H. Con. Res. 235), H8231-H8234 
        [16SE]
      Douglass, Frederick: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (H. Res. 101), E277 [25FE]
      Dunham, Katherine: tribute (H. Con. Res. 62), E341 [27FE]
      Education: funding, H1752 [12MR], H4189 [15MY], H6500-H6519 
        [10JY], H12824, H12827 [8DE], E329 [27FE]
      ------national policy to improve system, H10334 [4NO]
      Emancipation Proclamation: anniversary, E165 [6FE]
      ------anniversary (H. Con. Res. 36), H1338-H1341 [26FE], E304, 
        E330 [27FE], E414 [10MR]
      Father's Day: observance, H5346 [12JN]
      Firearms: impact of stereotyping on enforcement of firearms 
        sales regulations, H2990 [9AP]
      Fisk Jubilee Singers (musical group): issue commemorative 
        postage stamp (H. Res. 381), E1915 [30SE]
      Fortune (publication): tribute to businesses named to 50 Best 
        Companies for Minorities list, E1446 [11JY]
      Garvey, Marcus: recognize human rights accomplishments and clear 
        name relative to politically motivated criminal charges (H. 
        Con. Res. 74), E341 [27FE], E1649 [25JY]
      Gibson, Althea: tribute (H. Con. Res. 69), H11480 [18NO], E341 
        [27FE]
      ------tribute (H. Res. 386), H9076 [1OC], E1964 [2OC]
      Great Lakes Naval Base, IL: tribute to Great Lakes Navy 
        Bandsmen, E331 [27FE]
      Hampton, Lionel: tribute (H. Con. Res. 63), E341 [27FE]
      Health: eliminate disparities in care for racial and ethnic 
        minorities, H8960 [30SE]
      ------national policy to provide health care and reform 
        insurance procedures, H2208, H2210 [20MR]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 1821), 
        H9411-H9416 [15OC]
      ------tribute (H. Con. Res. 68), E341 [27FE]
      Hurston, Zora Neale: tribute (H. Con. Res. 64), E341 [27FE]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: determination of 
        significant disproportionality relative to identification of 
        children with disabilities, H3473, H3474 [30AP]
      Intelligence services: hiring and retention of minorities in the 
        intelligence community, H5892-H5894 [25JN]
      Jackson, Jesse L., Sr.: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 
        1017), E341 [27FE]
      Juneteenth Independence Day: observance, H5649-H5651 [19JN], 
        E1310, E1312, E1320 [20JN]
      Kanter, Robert: Greater Cincinnati, OH, chapter of the National 
        Conference for Community and Justice (organization) honoree, 
        E894 [9MY]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: extend authority for construction of a 
        memorial in the District of Columbia, E332 [27FE]
      ------extend authority for construction of a memorial in the 
        District of Columbia (H.R. 1209), H8422-H8424 [23SE]
      ------extend authority for construction of a memorial in the 
        District of Columbia (S. 470), H9841-H9843 [28OC], E2174 
        [30OC]
      ------redesign the $1 coin in commemoration (H.R. 1016), E341 
        [27FE]
      Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling, H1442 [27FE]
      Liberia: independence anniversary, E1652 [25JY]
      Limbaugh, Rush: remarks about African American football player 
        on ESPN (television network) broadcast, H9195 [2OC]
      Lincoln University of Missouri: anniversary, E343 [3MR]
      Links, Inc.: anniversary of Pasadena-Altadena Chapter, E65 
        [27JA]
      M Ensemble Co., Inc.: tribute, H331 [11FE]
      Malcolm X: observance of anniversary of birth as a day of 
        prayer, remembrance, and reflection (H. Con. Res. 70), E341 
        [27FE], E997 [19MY]
      Marshall, Thurgood: dedication of commemorative postage stamp, 
        E78 [28JA]
      ------mint commemorative coins (H.R. 1015), E341 [27FE]
      Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site: exchange 
        certain lands with Atlanta, GA (H.R. 1616), H9847, H9848 
        [28OC], E2174 [30OC], E2182 [31OC]
      McClain, William: Greater Cincinnati, OH, Chamber of Commerce 
        Great Living Cincinnatian honoree, E212 [13FE]
      Medgar Evers National Week of Remembrance: support (H. Con. Res. 
        220), H5371-H5378 [16JN], E1278, E1281 [17JN], E1323 [23JN]
      Medicaid: coverage of primary and secondary preventative medical 
        strategies for children and adults with sickle cell disease 
        (H.R. 1736), H9003 [30SE]
      Miller, Dorie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously, 
        E2266 [6NO], E2289 [10NO]
      Minorities: health care issues, H3436 [29AP], H4971-H4975 [4JN], 
        E1163 [5JN]
      ------improve health of minority individuals (H.R. 3459), 
        H11362, H11367, H11504 [18NO], H11862-H11868 [20NO], E2268 
        [6NO]
      Montgomery, AL: tribute to 1955 bus boycott participants, E2440 
        [23NO]
      NAACP: anniversary of the Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs 
        Awards Dinner, E1498 [17JY]
      ------nomination of ``The Rosa Parks Story'' (television movie) 
        for Image Award, E359 [4MR]
      ------tribute to Gary, IN, chapter Life Membership Banquet 
        honorees, E896 [9MY]
      National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education: 
        tribute, E100 [29JA]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        observance, E1821, E1824 [17SE]
      Oakland, CA: tribute to African American Education Task Force, 
        E1088 [2JN]
      Paine College: tribute, H1442 [27FE]
      Pasadena, CA: anniversary of Woods-Valentine Mortuary, E2473, 
        E2498 [8DE]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 3287), 
        H11484-H11487 [18NO]
      Philadelphia, PA: tribut to Mother Bethel Foundation, E1136 
        [5JN]
      Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr.: issue commemorative postage stamp (H. 
        Con. Res. 72), E341 [27FE]
      Price, Wiley: Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists 
        Excellence in Communications Award recipient, E1853 [23SE]
      Pyramid Community Development Corp.: anniversary of Power 
        Center, H8194 [10SE]
      Ripley, OH: tribute to conductors of Underground Railroad, E1265 
        [16JN]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (H.R. 1900), 
        H9231-H9235 [7OC]
      Robinson, (Sugar) Ray: tribute (H. Res. 115), E341 [27FE]
      Savannah State University: tribute, H675 [13FE]
      Schomburg, Arthur: tribute (H. Con. Res. 75), E341 [27FE]
      Scott, Helen Wise: National Association of Negro Business & 
        Professional Women's Clubs of Central New Jersey Sojourner 
        Truth Award recipient, E625 [31MR]
      Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park: centennial of the 
        superintendency of Charles Young and rededication of the 
        Booker T. Washington Tree, E1482 [15JY]
      Shabazz, Betty: tribute (H. Res. 114), E341 [27FE]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (H.R. 2205), E2349 [20NO]
      ------establish National Museum of African American History and 
        Culture (H.R. 3491), H11487-H11493 [18NO], E2361 [20NO]
      South Carolina: tribute to historically Black colleges and 
        universities of the Second District, E1828 [17SE]
      Southern University: tribute to College Republicans, E2161 
        [30OC]
      St. Louis, MO: preservation of documents dealing with lawsuits 
        filed by African-American slaves, E1125 [4JN]
      St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation: tribute, E2424 
        [23NO]
      Supreme Court: anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education 
        decision, H4120-H4127 [14MY], E959, E961 [15MY]
      ------decision on University of Michigan affirmative action 
        policies, H5719, H5799 [24JN], E1331 [24JN], E1370 [26JN], 
        E1386 [27JN]
      ------hearing on University of Michigan affirmative action 
        policies, H2581 [1AP], H2917, H2929-H2936 [8AP]
      ------pending hearing on University of Michigan affirmative 
        action policies, H1493 [4MR], H1657 [6MR], H2404, H2459, H2462 
        [27MR], H2509 [31MR]
      Texas: anniversary of Texas Legislative Black Caucus, E62 [27JA]
      Texas A&M University: affirmative action policies for 
        admissions, H12884 [8DE]
      Tulia, TX: condemn drug arrests and convictions of African 
        Americans based solely on the false testimony of a police 
        officer, H4242 [19MY]
      Veterans: tribute, E2279 [7NO]
      Walker, C.J.: tribute (H. Con. Res. 65), E341 [27FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      American Battle Monuments Commission: establish a memorial to 
        the Buffalo Soldiers in Louisiana (S. 499), S3030 [3MR], S9607 
        [17JY]
      Baltimore, MD: authorize assistance for the National Great 
        Blacks in Wax Museum and Justice Learning Center (S. 1233), 
        S7720, S7721 [11JN], S9355 [14JY]
      Black History Month: observance, S1967 [5FE], S2045 [6FE], S2115 
        [10FE], S2519 [14FE], S2592 [24FE], S2695, S2696 [25FE], S2913 
        [27FE], S3080 [4MR], S3244 [6MR]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 
        3287), S16051 [25NO]
      Bunche, Ralph: tribute (H. Con. Res. 71), S15399 [21NO], S15570 
        [22NO], S15808 [24NO]
      ------tribute (S. Con. Res. 82), S15082 [18NO], S15569 [22NO]
      Cheyney University of Pennsylvania: tribute, S2913 [27FE]
      Civil Rights Act: anniversary, S5325 [11AP]
      Colleges and universities: increase funding and decrease 
        matching requirement for historically Black colleges and 
        universities, S1417 [23JA]
      ------recognize contributions of historically Black colleges and 
        universities (S. Res. 221), S11256 [9SE]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 3287), 
        S16051 [25NO]
      ------award Congressional Gold Medal (S. 498), S3029 [3MR], 
        S8600 [25JN]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Office of Civil Rights funding, S14149 
        [6NO]
      Dept. of Education: Underground Railroad Education and Cultural 
        Program funding, S11102, S11105 [4SE]
      Dept. of HHS: reduction of health program disparities and 
        promotion of minority health funding, S1387, S1388, S1401 
        [23JA]
      Doby, Lawrence E.: tribute (H. Con. Res. 235), S11707 [17SE]
      E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co., LLC: anniversary, S5480 [29AP]
      Education: funding, S14298 [10NO]
      Emancipation Proclamation: anniversary (S. Con. Res. 15), S5691 
        [1MY]
      Gibson, Althea: tribute (H. Con. Res. 69), S15569 [22NO]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 1821), 
        S15502 [21NO]
      Jackson, Maynard H., Jr.: tribute (S. Res. 188), S8815 [26JN]
      James, Daniel, Jr. (Chappie): issue commemorative postage stamp 
        (S. Con. Res. 6), S2497 [13FE]
      Juneteenth Independence Day: observance, S8167 [19JN]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: extend authority for construction of a 
        memorial in the District of Columbia (S. 470), S2927 [27FE], 
        S9605, S9606 [17JY]
      ------mint coins in commemoration (S. 377), S2361 [12FE]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr., and Coretta Scott: award Congressional 
        Gold Medal (S. 1368), S8863 [27JN]
      Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling, S103 [9JA]
      Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: tribute, 
        S2913 [27FE]
      Louisiana: agricultural research programs funding, S14019, 
        S14020 [5NO]
      Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: observance, S103 [9JA], S330, 
        S337, S339 [15JA], S1064 [16JA], S1126, S1128-S1132 [17JA], 
        S1170 [21JA]
      Medgar Evers National Week of Remembrance: designate (S. Con. 
        Res. 54), S7738 [11JN]
      Medicaid: coverage of primary and secondary preventative medical 
        strategies for children and adults with sickle cell disease 
        (S. 874), S5199 [10AP]
      Minorities: health care issues, S330 [15JA], S7122 [23MY]
      National Archives and Records Administration: establish a 
        servitude and emancipation archival research clearinghouse (S. 
        1292), S8237 [19JN]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (S. Res. 30), S10867 [31JY]
      National Underground Railroad Family Reunion Festival: tribute, 
        S8554 [25JN]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 196), S1151, S1152 [17JA], S5504-S5511 [30AP]
      ------provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 196), unanimous-consent agreement, S5254 
        [10AP]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 3287), 
        S16051 [25NO]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (H.R. 1900), 
        S12853 [17OC]
      ------award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously and designate 
        a national day of recognition (S. 300), S1909 [4FE], S2334 
        [12FE], S12733 [16OC], S12853, S12854 [17OC]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture, S1126 [17JA]
      ------establish National Museum of African American History and 
        Culture (H.R. 3491), S15303-S15306 [20NO], S16113 [9DE]
      ------establish National Museum of African American History and 
        Culture (S. 1157), S7124, S7155-S7158 [23MY], S7270-S7272, 
        S7274 [4JN], S8378 [23JN], S8385, S8434 [24JN]
      Supreme Court: decision on University of Michigan affirmative 
        action policies, S8432 [24JN], S8548 [25JN]
      ------pending hearing on University of Michigan affirmative 
        action policies, S316, S331, S336, S339 [15JA], S1044 [16JA], 
        S1123-S1125, S1138 [17JA], S1462 [23JA], S1798 [30JA], S2302 
        [12FE]
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: support decision on 
        University of Michigan affirmative action policies (S. Res. 
        23), S1122, S1123 [17JA]
      World War II: tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, S14387 [11NO]
      Year of the Blues: observance, S7376 [4JN]
  Reports
      Equal Employment Opportunity Practices at Dept. of Energy 
        Weapons Labs: GAO, H3278 [10AP]
  Reports filed
      Award Congressional Gold Medal to Jackie Robinson Posthumously 
        and Designate a National Day of Recognition: Committee on 
        Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 300), S12737 
        [16OC]
      Award Congressional Gold Medal to Joseph A. De Laine: Committee 
        on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 498), 
        S8559 [25JN]
      Buffalo Soldier Commemoration Act: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 499) (S. Rept. 108-92), S9303 
        [11JY]
      Digital and Wireless Network Technology Program Act: Committee 
        on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 196) (S. 
        Rept. 108-34), S4897 [7AP]
      Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary: Committee on the 
        Judiciary (Senate) (S. Con. Res. 15), S5650 [1MY]
      Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Construction in the District 
        of Columbia Authority Extension: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 470) (S. Rept. 108-90), S9303 
        [11JY]
      ------Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 1209) (H. Rept. 108-
        203), H6705 [14JY]
      Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site Land Exchange 
        Act: Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 1616) (H. Rept. 108-
        255), H7838 [3SE]
      National Great Black Americans Commemoration Act: Committee on 
        Resources (House) (S. 1233) (H. Rept. 108-372), H11205, H11358 
        [17NO]
      ------Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 1233), S8232 
        [19JN]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. Res. 30), S10616 
        [31JY]
  Schedules
      African American leadership summit, H4192 [15MY]
  Statements
      Award Jackie Robinson the Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously: 
        Alan H. (Bud) Selig, Major League Baseball, H9233 [7OC]
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan: Congressional 
        Black Caucus, H8376 [17SE]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 36, Emancipation Proclamation anniversary, H1338 
        [26FE]
      H. Con. Res. 71, tribute to Ralph Bunche, H9316 [8OC]
      H. Con. Res. 220, Medgar Evers National Week of Remembrance, 
        H5371 [16JN]
      H. Con. Res. 235, tribute to Lawrence E. Doby, H8231 [16SE]
      H. Con. Res. 369, tribute to Althea Gibson, H11480 [18NO]
      H. Res. 352, March on Washington anniversary, H8234 [16SE]
      H.R. 1209, extend authority for construction of a memorial to 
        Martin Luther King, Jr., in the District of Columbia, H8422 
        [23SE]
      H.R. 1616, Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site Land 
        Exchange Act, H9847 [28OC]
      H.R. 1821, award Congressional Gold Medal to Dorothy I. Height, 
        H9411 [15OC]
      H.R. 1900, award Jackie Robinson the Congressional Gold Medal 
        posthumously and designate a national day of recognition, 
        H9231 [7OC]
      H.R. 3287, award Congressional Gold Medal to Joseph A. De Laine, 
        Harry and Eliza Briggs, and Levi Pearson, H11484 [18NO]
      H.R. 3491, National Museum of African American History and 
        Culture Act, H11487-H11489 [18NO]
      S. 196, Digital and Wireless Network Technology Program Act, 
        S1152 [17JA], S5510 [30AP]
      S. 300, award Jackie Robinson the Congressional Gold Medal 
        posthumously and designate a national day of recognition, 
        S1909 [4FE], S12854 [17OC]
      S. 470, extend authority for construction of a memorial to 
        Martin Luther King, Jr., in the District of Columbia, H9841 
        [28OC]
      S. 470, extend authority for construction of Martin Luther King, 
        Jr., memorial in the District of Columbia, S2927 [27FE]
      S. 470, Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial construction in the 
        District of Columbia authority extension, S9606 [17JY]
      S. 498, award Congressional Gold Medal to Joseph A. De Laine, 
        S8600 [25JN]
      S. 499, Buffalo Soldier Commemoration Act, S3031 [3MR], S9607 
        [17JY]
      S. 874, Sickle Cell Treatment Act, S5200 [10AP]
      S. 1157, National Museum of African American History and Culture 
        Act, S7156-S7158 [23MY], S8378-S8380 [23JN]
      S. 1233, National Great Black Americans Commemoration Act, S7720 
        [11JN], S9355 [14JY]
      S. 1292, Servitude and Emancipation Archival Research 
        ClearingHouse (SEARCH) Act, S8238 [19JN]
      S. Con. Res. 6, issue postage stamp in commemoration of Daniel 
        (Chappie) James, Jr., S2497 [13FE]
      S. Con. Res. 15, Emancipation Proclamation anniversary, S3202 
        [5MR], S5691 [1MY]
      S. Con. Res. 17, establish a task force to recommend an 
        appropriate recognition for the slave laborers who worked on 
        the construction of the U.S. Capitol, S3202 [5MR]
      S. Con. Res. 51, Medgar Evers National Week of Remembrance, 
        S7556 [9JN]
      S. Con. Res. 54, Medgar Evers National Week of Remembrance, 
        S7731, S7738 [11JN]
      S. Con. Res. 82, tribute to Ralph Bunche, S15082 [18NO], S15569 
        [22NO]
      S. Res. 23, support U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 
        decision on University of Michigan affirmative action 
        policies, S1086 [16JA]
      S. Res. 30, National Historically Black Colleges and 
        Universities Week, S1754 [29JA], S10867 [31JY]
      S. Res. 135, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site integrity 
        protection funding, S5973 [8MY]
      S. Res. 188, tribute to Maynard H. Jackson, Jr., S8763, S8816 
        [26JN]
      S. Res. 221, recognize contributions of historically Black 
        colleges and universities, S11256 [9SE]
      S. Res. 228, recognize the teams and players of the Negro 
        Baseball Leagues for their achievements, dedication, 
        sacrifices, and contributions to baseball and the Nation, 
        S11859 [23SE]
  Tributes
      Ashe, Arthur, S2048 [6FE], E461 [13MR]
      Croom, Sylvester, E2479 [8DE]
      Doby, Lawrence E., S8202 [19JN], H5646, H5648 [19JN]
      DuBois, W.E.B., E2510 [8DE]
      Gibson, Althea, E1937 [1OC]
      Height, Dorothy I., E1861 [23SE]
      Jackson, Maynard H., Jr., S8714 [26JN]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr., S1798 [30JA], S5529 [30AP], E190 
        [12FE]
      Lewis, Representative John, S16113 [9DE]




AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

  Reports filed
      Nomination of John W. Snow to International Monetary 
        Organizations: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S5058 
        [9AP]




AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed 
        en bloc, S16151 [9DE]
  Reports filed
      Nomination of Ephraim W. Batambuze to the African Development 
        Foundation Board of Directors: Committee on Foreign Relations 
        (Senate), S6852 [21MY]
      Nomination of John W. Leslie, Jr., to the African Development 
        Foundation Board of Directors: Committee on Foreign Relations 
        (Senate), S6852 [21MY]




AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

  Remarks in House
      World Bank Group: continue U.S. participation in, and 
        contribution to, certain multilateral development 
        institutions, H7428, H7429 [23JY]
  Reports filed
      Nomination of John W. Snow to International Monetary 
        Organizations: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S5058 
        [9AP]




AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Foreign trade: amend to expand certain trade benefits to 
        eligible sub-Saharan African countries (see S. 1900), S15287 
        [20NO] (see H.R. 3572), H12306 [21NO]
  Lists
      Eligible countries, E1465 [14JY]
  Messages
      U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa and 
        African Growth and Opportunity Act Implementation: President 
        Bush, S6706 [20MY], H4325 [20MY]
  Remarks in House
      Foreign trade: amend to expand certain trade benefits to 
        eligible sub-Saharan African countries (H.R. 3572), E2407, 
        E2413 [22NO]
      Impact, E1464 [14JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Foreign trade: amend to expand certain trade benefits to 
        eligible sub-Saharan African countries (S. 1900), S15289 
        [20NO]




AFRICAN UNION

  Bills and resolutions
      Formation (see H. Res. 155), H2270 [20MR]




AFT, MARY LU

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E727 [10AP]




AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE (organization)

  Letters
      Head Start Program and afterschool programs funding, S4346 
        [25MR]
  Remarks in House
      Lights on Afterschool!: tribute to event, E2009, E2012 [8OC], 
        E2026 [10OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Danville/Boyle County, KY, Chamber of Commerce: Afterschool 
        Alliance (organization) Afterschool Community Champion Award 
        recipient, S6621 [19MY]




AG ONE FOUNDATION

  Remarks in House
      Cameron, Mary: California Common Threads Award recipient, E485 
        [18MR]
      Hester, Anne: California Common Threads Award recipient, E490 
        [18MR]
      Machado, Fernando C. (Fred): Ag One Foundation Community Salute 
        honoree, E1654 [25JY], E1687 [4SE]
      Machado, Maxine: California Common Threads Award recipient, E486 
        [18MR]
      McCabe, Elizabeth: California Common Threads Award recipient, 
        E491 [18MR]
      Miller, Sayre McFarlane: California Common Threads Award 
        recipient, E488 [18MR]




AGARWAL, SHELLY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1533 [18JY]




AGASSI, ANDRE

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S1797 [30JA]




AGATHEN, TAYLOR

  Remarks in Senate
      Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest: winner, S3803 [17MR]




AGE DISCRIMINATION  see Discrimination




AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Pensions: exempt elementary and secondary school teachers from 
        Federal age discrimination laws relative to voluntary early 
        retirement incentive plans (see H.R. 1893), H3570 [30AP]
  Remarks in House
      Pensions: exempt elementary and secondary school teachers from 
        Federal age discrimination laws relative to voluntary early 
        retirement incentive plans (H.R. 1893), E828 [1MY]




AGED  see Senior Citizens




AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY

  Bills and resolutions
      Drugs: collect and assess scientific evidence regarding 
        prescription drugs frequently used by Medicare or Medicaid 
        beneficiaries (see H.R. 2161), H4367 [20MY]
      ------collect and assess scientific evidence regarding 
        prescription drugs frequently used in federally funded health 
        programs (see H.R. 2356), H5043 [5JN]
  Letters
      Collect and assess scientific evidence regarding prescription 
        drugs frequently used by Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries: 
        Gail E. Shearer, Consumers Union (organization), S8420 [24JN]
      ------Ronald F. Pollack, Families USA (organization), S8421 
        [24JN]
      ------RxHealthValue (organization), S8420 [24JN]
  Remarks in House
      Drugs: collect and assess scientific evidence regarding 
        prescription drugs frequently used in federally funded health 
        programs, H6560, H6561 [10JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Drugs: collect and assess scientific evidence regarding 
        prescription drugs frequently used by Medicare or Medicaid 
        beneficiaries, S8419-S8421, S8422 [24JN], S8529, S8530 [25JN]




AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT  related term(s) Department of 
    State
  Amendments
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (H.R. 2264), S16146, S16147, S16197 [9DE]
  Articles and editorials
      Afghanistan's Future, Lost in the Shuffle, E1417 [8JY]
      After the Airstrikes, Just Silence; No Compensation, Little Aid 
        for Afghan Victims of U.S. Raids, S5849 [7MY]
      Assault on Iraq--USAID Defends Secret Bids To Rebuild Iraq, 
        S4811 [3AP]
      Contracts To Rebuild Iraq Go to Chosen Few, S4812 [3AP]
      Helping Hands--Marquette Program Puts Nurses on the Front Line 
        of the War on HIV/AIDS in Kenya, E1628 [25JY]
      In Warlord Land, Democracy Tries Baby Steps, S7825 [12JN]
      Nation Builders for Hire, S9174-S9177 [10JY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Africa: recognize the importance of inheritance rights of women 
        (see H. Con. Res. 158), H3571 [30AP]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (see H.R. 2264), H4737 [22MY]
      Foreign aid: increase U.S. capability to provide reconstruction 
        assistance to countries or regions impacted by armed conflict 
        (see S. 1235), S7718 [11JN] (see H.R. 2616), H6261 [26JN]
      Human rights: condemn honor killings (see H. Con. Res. 300), 
        H9377 [8OC]
      Iraq: give preference to U.S. companies in the award of 
        contracts for post-conflict assistance and require use of Code 
        Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology in any wireless 
        communication service contract (see H.R. 1441), H2400 [26MR]
      ------require disclosure of noncompetitive contracting for post-
        conflict reconstruction (see S. 876), S5173 [10AP] (see H.R. 
        1888), H3570 (see H.R. 1901), H3571 [30AP] (see H.R. 2017), 
        H3761 [7MY]
  Letters
      Place Iraqi Coalition Provisional Authority under control of the 
        Dept. of State: Paul V. Kelly, Dept. of State, S12341 [2OC]
  Remarks in House
      Afghanistan: U.S. policy, E1417 [8JY]
      Africa: recognize the importance of inheritance rights of women, 
        H3603 [1MY], H4378 [21MY]
      Armenia: AID funding for Armenian Technology Group to establish 
        Central Diagnostic Laboratory, E2505, E2521 [8DE]
      Child Survival and Health Programs Fund: funding through 
        reductions in Andean Counterdrug Initiative funding, H7394-
        H7402 [23JY]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (H.R. 2264), H9245-H9248 [7OC]
      Cooperative Association of States for Scholarships: funding, 
        H7377 [23JY]
      Ethiopia: prohibit international investment organizations and 
        development banks from supporting projects until claims of 
        confiscated private property by the Ethiopian Government are 
        resolved, H11554 [19NO]
      Foreign aid: increase U.S. capability to provide reconstruction 
        assistance to countries or regions impacted by armed conflict 
        (H.R. 2616), E1364 [26JN]
      Funding, H7432 [23JY]
      Iraq: improvements in education under Coalition Provisional 
        Authority and AID, H9742 [21OC]
      ------require competitive bidding on contracts for post-conflict 
        reconstruction, H2799 [3AP], H7240 [22JY]
      ------require disclosure of noncompetitive contracting for post-
        conflict reconstruction, H4418 [21MY], H9588, H9589 [16OC]
      ------require disclosure of noncompetitive contracting for post-
        conflict reconstruction (H.R. 1888), E825 [1MY]
      Marquette University: tribute to College of Nursing efforts to 
        train African health care workers in HIV/AIDS prevention, 
        E1628 [25JY]
      Millennium Challenge Corp.: clarify authorities of AID and Dept. 
        of State, H6788 [15JY]
      University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: East Central European 
        Scholarship Program funding, E1591 [25JY]
      Urban Programs Office: funding, H7404, H7405 [23JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Afghanistan: reforestation program funding, S13345 [28OC]
      ------U.S. humanitarian assistance to civilian bombing victims, 
        S5849 [7MY]
      ------U.S. policy, S7825 [12JN], S9363 [15JY], S10886 [1AU]
      Clean Water for the Americas Partnership: funding, S1441 [23JA]
      Collaborative Research Support Programs: funding, S13192 [24OC]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (H.R. 2264), S16197 [9DE]
      Foreign aid: increase U.S. capability to provide reconstruction 
        assistance to countries or regions impacted by armed conflict 
        (S. 1235), S7725 [11JN]
      ------international family planning programs restrictions 
        relative to abortion, S9095-S9104 [9JY], S14304 [10NO]
      Health: development of microbicides to prevent the transmission 
        of HIV and other diseases, S6488 [15MY]
      Iraq: place Coalition Provisional Authority under control of the 
        Dept. of State, S12339-S12346 [2OC]
      ------prohibit arbitrary deadlines for the dissolution of the 
        Coalition Provisional Authority or for the transfer of its 
        authority to an Iraqi governing authority, S12581, S12582 
        [15OC]
      ------require competitive bidding on contracts for post-conflict 
        reconstruction, S4811-S4813 [3AP], S9174-S9177 [10JY]
      ------require disclosure of noncompetitive contracting for post-
        conflict reconstruction, S11085 [4SE]
      ------require disclosure of noncompetitive contracting for post-
        conflict reconstruction (S. 876), S5203 [10AP], S5631-S5633 
        [1MY]
      ------require disclosure of noncompetitive contracting for post-
        conflict reconstruction (S. 876), star print, S5437 [28AP]
  Summaries
      Iraq Success Stories of Reconstruction, Health, Education, and 
        Justice System Projects, S12343 [2OC]
  Texts of
      H.R. 2264, Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program 
        appropriations, H9245 [7OC]
      S. 876, Sunshine in Iraq Reconstruction Contracting Act, S5203 
        [10AP]
      S. 1235, Winning the Peace Act, S7725 [11JN]




AGHI, SUNIL (SUNNY)

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H1960 [19MR], E563 [25MR], E856 [1MY]




AGNES, FRANCIS W.

  Letters
      Tribute: Anthony J. Principi, Sec. of Veterans Affairs, S4155 
        [20MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S4154 [20MR]




AGOVION, THERESA

  Articles and editorials
      Soaring Malpractice Insurance Squeezes Out Doctors, Clinics, 
        S3836 [18MR]




AGRAWAL, POONUM

  Privilege of the floor
      Senate, S5791 [6MY]




AGRE, PETER

  Remarks in House
      Nobel Prize: recognition for chemistry, E2006 [8OC]




AGRICOLA, RAYMOND A.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1646 [25JY]




AGRICULTURAL ADJUSTMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Dept. of Agriculture: make the dairy forward pricing program 
        permanent (see H.R. 3308), H9613 [16OC]
      Government regulations: amend to add pears and cherries to the 
        list of fruits and vegetables subject to regulation in a 
        marketing order by grade, size, quality, or maturity (see S. 
        1969), S15975 [25NO] (see H.R. 3312), H9613 [16OC]
      ------remove requirement that processors be members of an agency 
        administering a marketing order applicable to pears (see S. 
        1827), S14032 [5NO] (see H.R. 2984), H7785 [25JY]
  Remarks in House
      Dept. of Agriculture: make the dairy forward pricing program 
        permanent (H.R. 3308), E2065 [16OC]
      Government regulations: amend to add pears and cherries to the 
        list of fruits and vegetables subject to regulation in a 
        marketing order by grade, size, quality, or maturity (H.R. 
        3312), E2061 [16OC]




AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION

  Remarks in House
      Cameron, Mary: California Common Threads Award recipient, E485 
        [18MR]
      Hester, Anne: California Common Threads Award recipient, E490 
        [18MR]
      Machado, Maxine: California Common Threads Award recipient, E486 
        [18MR]
      McCabe, Elizabeth: California Common Threads Award recipient, 
        E491 [18MR]
      Miller, Sayre McFarlane: California Common Threads Award 
        recipient, E488 [18MR]




AGRICULTURAL JOB OPPORTUNITY, BENEFITS, AND SECURITY ACT

  Articles and editorials
      Advocates Don't Feel Labor Department Is Ally, S11857 [23SE]
      Face of Florida's Farmworkers--Driven by Harsh Conditions in 
        Their Homelands, Laborers Travel Far, Only To See New 
        Hardships Here, S11857 [23SE]
      Farm Camp ``Unsafe for Human Occupancy'', S11857 [23SE]
      Fields of Despair--Florida Farmhands Reap a Harvest of Poverty, 
        Pain and Exploitation, S11855-S11857 [23SE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1645), S11832 [23SE]
  Letters
      Provisions: Clayton Yeutter, S11845 [23SE]
  Lists
      Supporters of S. 1645, provisions, S11835 [23SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1645), S11834-S11858 [23SE]
  Summaries
      Provisions (S. 1645), S11835-S11844 [23SE]
  Texts of
      S. 1645, provisions, S11845-S11855 [23SE]




AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP ALUMNI (organization)

  Remarks in House
      Mondavi, Margrit Biever: Agricultural Leadership Alumni 
        (organization) Honorary Membership recipient, E123 [4FE]
      Mondavi, Robert G.: Agricultural Leadership Alumni 
        (organization) Honorary Membership recipient, E125 [4FE]




AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Agriculture: expand country of origin labeling requirements to 
        additional agricultural commodities and implement requirements 
        on certain covered commodities (see H.R. 2270), H4737 [22MY]
      ------increase competition and transparency among packers 
        required to report information on the price and quantity of 
        livestock purchased (see S. 325), S2051 [6FE]
      Labeling: specify model for country-of-origin labeling 
        requirements certification program for producers, ease 
        verification of compliance with requirements, and impose 
        schedule of penalties for violations (see H.R. 3083), H8216 
        [11SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Agriculture: increase competition and transparency among packers 
        required to report information on the price and quantity of 
        livestock purchased (S. 325), S2052 [6FE]
  Texts of
      S. 325, increase competition and transparency among packers 
        required to report information on the price and quantity of 
        livestock purchased, S2052 [6FE]




AGRICULTURE  related term(s) Food
  Amendments
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), S13927, S13943 
        [4NO], S13955, S13972, S13997, S13998, S14005, S14006, S14007, 
        S14008, S14009, S14010, S14011, S14052, S14061, S14062, 
        S14063, S14065, S14066, S14067, S14068, S14069 [5NO], S14104, 
        S14106, S14118, S14128, S14131, S14140, S14142, S14143, 
        S14145, S14182, S14183, S14184, S14185 [6NO], H6634, H6635, 
        H6639, H6640, H6648, H6649, H6650, H6651, H6656, H6708 [14JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report (H. Res. 473), H12765 [8DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report--same-day consideration (H. Res. 458), 
        H12185 [21NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report--same-day consideration (H. Res. 465), 
        H12758 [8DE]
      Dept. of the Interior: convey certain facilities to the Fremont-
        Madison Irrigation District (S. 520), S7933, S7939 [16JN]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), H5502 [18JN]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), 
        consideration (H. Res. 281), H5482 [18JN]
      States: encourage owners and operators of privately-held farm 
        and ranch land to voluntarily make their land available for 
        access by the public under programs administered by States 
        (H.R. 3482), H12312 [21NO]
  Appointments
      Conferees: H.R. 2673, agriculture, rural development, FDA, and 
        related agencies programs appropriations, S14155 [6NO], S14971 
        [17NO], H11379 [18NO]
  Articles and editorials
      Advocates Don't Feel Labor Department Is Ally, S11857 [23SE]
      AIDS Fuels Famine in Africa as Swaziland Farmers Die, Their Land 
        Goes Unplanted, S9214 [10JY]
      Behind Mexico's Farm Woes, E27 [8JA]
      Behind Roses' Beauty, Poor and Ill Workers, E248 [13FE]
      Biotech and Fortress Europe, E2008 [8OC]
      Estate Tax Compromise Sought--House Set To Pass Repeal, but 
        Supporters Know Senate Votes Aren't There, H5496 [18JN]
      Face of Florida's Farmworkers--Driven by Harsh Conditions in 
        Their Homelands, Laborers Travel Far, Only To See New 
        Hardships Here, S11857 [23SE]
      Farm Camp ``Unsafe for Human Occupancy'', S11857 [23SE]
      Fields of Despair--Florida Farmhands Reap a Harvest of Poverty, 
        Pain and Exploitation, S11855-S11857 [23SE]
      For Amber Waves of Data--After the Green Revolution Comes 
        Farming's Geek Revolution, S14976 [18NO]
      Future Farmers Raise Crops for Those in Need, E195 [12FE]
      Roberson's FFA Good Sign of Bright Future for WNC Citizenship, 
        E195 [12FE]
      T.C. Roberson High School Future Farmers of America, E196 [12FE]
      Tale of Two Mind-Sets, E1337 [24JN]
      Tariffs Would Control Oversupply, S15646 [23NO]
      United States v. European Union, S7118 [23MY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Agricultural Adjustment Act: amend to add pears and cherries to 
        the list of fruits and vegetables subject to regulation in a 
        marketing order by grade, size, quality, or maturity (see S. 
        1969), S15975 [25NO] (see H.R. 3312), H9613 [16OC]
      ------remove requirement that processors be members of an agency 
        administering a marketing order applicable to pears (see S. 
        1827), S14032 [5NO] (see H.R. 2984), H7785 [25JY]
      Agricultural Marketing Act: specify model for country-of-origin 
        labeling requirements certification program for producers, 
        ease verification of compliance with requirements, and impose 
        schedule of penalties for violations (see H.R. 3083), H8216 
        [11SE]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (see S. 1427), S9592 [17JY] 
        (see H.R. 2673), H6463 [9JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 473), H12917 [8DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 458), 
        H11700 [20NO] (see H. Res. 465), H12306 [21NO]
      Animals: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock 
        (see S. 1298), S8232 [19JN] (see H.R. 2519), H5661 [19JN]
      Arizona: compensate livestock operators who voluntarily 
        relinquish a grazing permit or lease on Federal lands (see 
        H.R. 3337), H9687 [17OC]
      Bankruptcy: extend reenactment period for chapter 12 of the 
        bankruptcy code relative to family farmers (see S. 1323), 
        S8439 [24JN] (see S. 1920), S15407 [21NO] (see H.R. 2302), 
        H4875 [3JN] (see H.R. 2465), H5365 [12JN] (see H.R. 3540, 
        3542), H11700 [20NO]
      ------permanently reenact chapter 12 of the bankruptcy code 
        relative to family farmers (see S. 2004), S16120 [9DE]
      ------protect family farmers and family fishermen (see H.R. 
        343), H169 [27JA]
      Birds: clarify restrictions on baiting of migratory game birds 
        on or over manipulated regrowth of a harvested rice crop (see 
        H.R. 1537), H2585 [1AP]
      BLM: land conveyance in Nye County, NV, to Ponderosa Dairy in 
        Amargosa, NV (see H.R. 2326), H4977 [4JN]
      Budget: reduce deficit through elimination of funding for the 
        Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 
        irrigation water subsidies, and production of Trident II 
        missiles (see S. 49), S36 [7JA]
      Bureau of Reclamation: convey Lower Yellowstone Irrigation 
        Project, Savage Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, 
        and Intake Irrigation Project to local control (see S. 900), 
        S5342 [11AP] (see H.R. 2257), H4736 [22MY]
      Business and industry: increase competition and transparency 
        among packers required to report information on the price and 
        quantity of livestock purchased (see S. 325), S2051 [6FE]
      ------provide protections for farmers and ranchers that may be 
        harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, 
        or animals and ensure fairness in dealings with certain 
        biotech companies (see H.R. 2918), H7782 [25JY]
      Chavez, Cesar E.: commemorate birthday (see H. Res. 112), H1466 
        [27FE]
      Cheese: prohibit products containing dry ultra-filtered milk or 
        casein from being labeled domestic natural cheese (see S. 40), 
        S36 [7JA]
      Children and youth: improve certain nutritional programs (see S. 
        995), S5725 [5MY] (see H.R. 2626), H6262 [26JN]
      ------promote better nutrition among school children 
        participating in school breakfast and lunch programs (see S. 
        1007), S5771 [6MY]
      ------protect health by ensuring that chickens and chicken 
        products purchased for national school nutrition programs have 
        not been fed or administered fluoroquinolone antibiotics (see 
        H.R. 3022), H8016 [5SE]
      ------provide grants to support farm-to-cafeteria projects under 
        the National School Lunch Act (see S. 1755), S12838 [17OC]
      ------reauthorize and improve certain nutritional programs (see 
        H.R. 3416), H10236 [30OC]
      Conservation Reserve Program: suspend requirement to reduce 
        rental payments for harvesting of forage or grazing on land in 
        response to a drought or other emergency (see S. 124), S132 
        [9JA]
      Contracts: provide greater fairness in livestock and poultry 
        contract arbitration process (see S. 91), S37 [7JA]
      Courts: assign liability for injury caused by genetically 
        engineered organisms (see H.R. 2919), H7782 [25JY]
      Cuba: allow the financing of agricultural sales (see H.R. 187), 
        H58 [7JA]
      Dairy products: ensure regulatory equity among dairy farmers for 
        milk sales in certain non-federally regulated marketing areas 
        (see H.R. 1659), H2937 [8AP]
      ------ensure regulatory equity among dairy farmers for milk 
        sales in certain non-federally regulated marketing areas and 
        apply minimum price requirements to certain Arizona-Las Vegas 
        marketing area milk handlers (see H.R. 1650), H2863 [7AP]
      Delta/Black Belt Regional Authority: establish to provide 
        community and economic development in the distressed Southern 
        Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region (see H.R. 678), H390 
        [11FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: allow quick aid to producers in federally 
        declared disaster areas, provide emergency disaster assistance 
        to certain producers for qualifying crop losses, and continue 
        livestock assistance program (see H.R. 3402), H10129 [29OC]
      ------anniversary of Foreign Agricultural Service (see S. Res. 
        106), S4898 [7AP] (see H.J. Res. 49), H3304 [10AP]
      ------anniversary of the Agricultural Research Service (see S.J. 
        Res. 22), S13802 [3NO] (see H.J. Res. 74), H9812 [21OC]
      ------conduct a loan repayment program regarding the provision 
        of veterinary services in shortage situations (see H.R. 1367), 
        H2131 [19MR]
      ------designate a disaster liaison to assist State and local 
        employees with responding to a federally declared disaster 
        area (see H.R. 3157), H8904 [24SE]
      ------ensure availability of funds to provide technical 
        assistance for certain conservation programs (see H.R. 1907), 
        H3634 [1MY]
      ------establish a counter-cyclical income support program for 
        dairy producers (see H.R. 1990), H3683 [6MY]
      ------establish and enforce performance standards and sanitation 
        requirements for reduction of pathogens in meat and poultry 
        (see S. 1103), S6977 [22MY] (see H.R. 2203), H4733 [22MY]
      ------establish the National Drought Council (see S. 1454), 
        S9905 [24JY] (see H.R. 2871), H7616 [24JY]
      ------implement certain price structures under Federal milk 
        marketing orders and provide emergency market loss payments to 
        certain dairy producers (see H.R. 455), H242 [29JA]
      ------improve enrollment of cropland into the conservation 
        reserve program through the farmable wetlands program (see S. 
        1877), S15061 [18NO]
      ------improve safety of meat and poultry products through 
        retrieval of history, use, and location of products using a 
        recordkeeping and audit system or registered identification 
        (see H.R. 3546), H11700 [20NO]
      ------make the dairy forward pricing program permanent (see H.R. 
        3308), H9613 [16OC]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production (see S. 457), S2839 [26FE] (see H.R. 955), H1460 
        [27FE]
      ------prohibit use of certain conservation funding to provide 
        technical assistance under the Conservation Reserve Program 
        (see S. 1766), S12969 [21OC]
      ------provide administrative authority to investigate live 
        poultry dealers (see H.R. 582), H319 [5FE]
      ------provide administrative or judicial relief for socially 
        disadvantaged farmers and ranchers who were discriminated 
        against in farm credit and benefit programs (see H.R. 1667), 
        H2938 [8AP]
      ------provide for a Biofuels Feedstocks Energy Reserve and 
        authorize loans for the production, distribution, development, 
        and storage of biofuels (see H.R. 130), H56 [7JA]
      ------recall of meat and poultry that is adulterated, 
        misbranded, or otherwise unsafe (see H.R. 2273), H4737 [22MY]
      ------reduce interest rate on loans to processors of sugar beets 
        and sugarcane to conform to the intent of Congress (see S. 
        Res. 127), S5541 [30AP]
      ------support research on control and suppression of plant 
        species tamarisk in the Colorado River watershed (see H.R. 
        695), H391 [11FE]
      ------use of distance or transportation costs as a basis for 
        pricing milk (see S. 42), S36 [7JA]
      Dept. of Commerce: establish the Office of Trade Adjustment 
        Assistance within the International Trade Administration (see 
        S. 1120), S6978 [22MY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: prohibit the procurement of certain 
        items unless they are domestically grown, reprocessed, reused, 
        or produced (see H.R. 2014), H3761 [7MY]
      Dept. of Labor: impose limitations on the wage that an employer 
        is required to pay an H-2A nonimmigrant agricultural worker 
        (see H.R. 1606), H2820 [3AP]
      Dept. of State: require report on progress made to eradicate 
        poppy cultivation and prevent illicit drug trafficking in 
        Afghanistan (see H.R. 3642), H12309 [21NO]
      Dept. of the Interior: authorize implementation of the CALFED 
        Bay-Delta Program (see S. 1097), S6853 [21MY] (see H.R. 2641), 
        H6262 [26JN]
      ------conduct special resource study of sites associated with 
        Cesar E. Chavez and the farm labor movement to determine 
        appropriate methods for their preservation and interpretation 
        (see S. 164), S848 [15JA] (see H.R. 1034), H1464 [27FE]
      ------convey certain facilities to the Fremont-Madison 
        Irrigation District (see S. 520), S3162 [5MR] (see H.R. 1106), 
        H1641 [5MR]
      ------cooperate with Mexican border States to conduct a 
        hydrogeologic characterization, mapping, and modeling program 
        for priority transboundary aquifers (see S. 1957), S15975 
        [25NO]
      ------provide assistance through States to eligible weed 
        management entities to control or eradicate harmful, nonnative 
        weeds (see S. 144), S230 [13JA] (see H.R. 119), H56 [7JA]
      Ecology and environment: conduct studies in connection with 
        grazing allotments and range and continuing range analysis for 
        National Forest System lands in New Mexico and Arizona (see 
        H.R. 3102), H8283 [16SE]
      ------regulate concentrated animal feeding operations for the 
        protection of the environment and public health (see S. 1407), 
        S9414 [15JY]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see H.R. 8), H5364 [12JN] (see H.R. 
        57), H53 (see H.R. 139), H56 (see H.R. 158), H57 [7JA]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), 
        consideration (see H. Res. 281), H5467 [17JN]
      Energy Policy Act: increase allowable credit for biodiesel use 
        under the alternatively fueled vehicle purchase requirement 
        (see S. 356), S2187 [11FE]
      European Union: condemn moratorium on approval of new 
        agricultural biotechnology products (see S. Res. 154), S7135 
        [23MY] (see H. Res. 252), H4738 [22MY]
      Fair Labor Standards Act: clarify that Christmas tree farming is 
        agriculture (see H.R. 2516), H5661 [19JN]
      Federal aid programs: provide emergency agriculture assistance 
        (see S. 21), S35 [7JA] (see S. 108, 125), S132 [9JA] (see S. 
        1309), S8300 [20JN] (see S. 1626), S11648 [17SE] (see H.R. 
        92), H55 (see H.R. 160), H57 [7JA] (see H.R. 257), H135 (see 
        H.R. 307), H137 [8JA] (see H.R. 376), H171 [27JA] (see H.R. 
        2684), H6464 [9JY]
      Food: amend inspection laws to notify consumers of products 
        produced from crops, livestock, or poultry raised on sewage 
        sludge-treated land (see H.R. 186), H58 [7JA]
      ------enhance ability of oilseed producers to use oilseed base 
        acres for the production of fruits and vegetables (see H.R. 
        2181), H4527 [21MY]
      ------ensure an abundant and affordable supply of fruits and 
        vegetables and other specialty crops by enhancing 
        competitiveness of U.S.-grown specialty crops (see H.R. 3242), 
        H9213 [2OC]
      ------ensure safety of genetically engineered foods (see H.R. 
        2917), H7782 [25JY]
      ------ensure that efforts to address world hunger through the 
        use of genetically engineered animals and crops actually help 
        developing countries and peoples while protecting human health 
        and the environment (see H.R. 2920), H7782 [25JY]
      ------include the imposition of civil monetary penalties for 
        violations of meat and poultry inspection regulations (see 
        H.R. 1003), H1463 [27FE]
      ------require certain ready-to-eat meat or poultry products to 
        bear a label advising at-risk consumers of Dept. of 
        Agriculture and FDA recommendations relative to listeria 
        monocytogenes (see S. 1187), S7381 [4JN]
      ------require foods containing known allergens to bear labeling 
        that states that fact and the names of the allergens (see H.R. 
        467), H243 [29JA] (see H.R. 3684), H12919 [8DE]
      ------require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, 
        a genetically engineered material (see H.R. 2916), H7782 
        [25JY]
      Food industry: improve public health and food safety through 
        enhanced enforcement (see H.R. 3547), H11700 [20NO]
      ------improve safety of meat and poultry products (see S. 1202), 
        S7476 [5JN]
      Food Security Act: strengthen payment limitations for commodity 
        payments and benefits (see S. 667), S3993 [19MR]
      Foreign policy: ensure that U.S. trade and economic development 
        policies respect and support the rights of African farmers 
        (see H. Con. Res. 269), H7785 [25JY]
      Foreign trade: amend trade laws to address import crises (see 
        H.R. 2365), H5043 [5JN]
      ------establish procedures for identifying countries that deny 
        market access for U.S. agricultural products (see S. 1324), 
        S8439 [24JN] (see H.R. 2579), H5813 [24JN]
      Forest Service: provide suitable grazing arrangements to persons 
        holding grazing permits adversely affected by willow 
        flycatcher and Yosemite toad restrictions (see S. 1111), S6978 
        [22MY] (see H.R. 2395), H5088 [9JN]
      Government: support use of fair trade certified coffee at 
        legislative and executive branch events and food service 
        locations (see H. Res. 349), H7786 [25JY]
      Health: promote improved nutrition for needy Americans by 
        incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and juice products into 
        Federal nutrition programs (see H.R. 2592), H5814 [24JN]
      High Plains Aquifer: conduct hydrogeologic characterization, 
        mapping, modeling, and monitoring program (see S. 212), S1479 
        [23JA]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain foreign agricultural 
        workers, reform H-2A worker program, provide a stable, legal 
        agricultural workforce, and extend basic legal protections and 
        better working conditions to more workers (see S. 1645), 
        S11832 [23SE] (see H.R. 3142), H8490 [23SE]
      ------coverage of milk production under the H-2A nonimmigrant 
        worker program (see S. 1924), S15407 [21NO]
      ------simplify the process for admitting temporary alien 
        agricultural workers and increase access to such workers (see 
        H.R. 3604), H12307 [21NO]
      Intermountain Dairy Compact: congressional consent (see H.R. 
        324), H138 [8JA]
      Iraq: declare that providing humanitarian assistance for Iraq is 
        in the U.S. national security interest (see H. Con. Res. 127), 
        H2472 [27MR]
      Irrigation: clarify the acreage for which the North Loup 
        division is authorized to provide irrigation water under the 
        Missouri River Basin project (see H.R. 3209), H9032 [30SE]
      Klamath River: establish water conservation and habitat 
        restoration programs and provide emergency disaster assistance 
        to those suffering economic harm from the Klamath River basin 
        fish kill (see H.R. 1760), H3303 [10AP]
      Labeling: delay effective date of certain provisions relative to 
        labeling of ginseng (see H.R. 2306), H4875 [3JN]
      ------expand country of origin labeling requirements to 
        additional agricultural commodities and implement requirements 
        on certain covered commodities (see H.R. 2270), H4737 [22MY]
      Land use: compensate livestock operators who voluntarily 
        relinquish a grazing permit or lease on Federal lands (see 
        H.R. 3324), H9613 [16OC]
      Louisiana: provide economic disaster assistance to rice 
        producers (see H.R. 341), H169 [27JA]
      Merchant Marine Act: amend to allow transportation of certain 
        agricultural goods and livestock in Hawaiian noncontiguous 
        trade on foreign-flag vessels (see H.R. 2847), H7615 [24JY]
      Milk: allow modified bloc voting by dairy marketing cooperatives 
        in the scheduled referendum on Federal milk marketing order 
        reform (see S. 43), S36 [7JA]
      National Guard: provide relief to mobilized military reservists 
        from certain Federal agricultural loan obligations (see H.R. 
        3298), H9477 [15OC]
      National Invasive Species Council: establish (see H.R. 266), 
        H135 [8JA]
      National objectives: provide emergency agriculture assistance, 
        impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk protein 
        concentrates, and provide tax relief for farmers and producers 
        of biodiesel (see S. 154), S288 [14JA]
      National School Lunch Act: ensure an adequate level of commodity 
        purchases under the school lunch program (see S. 996), S5771 
        [6MY]
      Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact: reauthorize (see H.R. 324), 
        H138 [8JA]
      Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: enforce U.S. rights 
        relative to Mexican restrictions on importation of high 
        fructose corn syrup (see S. 1952), S15975 [25NO]
      Pacific Northwest Dairy Compact: congressional consent (see H.R. 
        324), H138 [8JA]
      Packers and Stockyards Act: limit the number of packer-owned 
        swine that certain packers may slaughter in any calendar year 
        (see S. 1644), S11832 [23SE]
      ------prohibit packers from owning, feeding, or controlling 
        livestock intended for slaughter (see S. 27), S35 [7JA] (see 
        H.R. 719), H460 [12FE]
      ------prohibit use of certain anti-competitive forward contracts 
        (see S. 1044), S6070 [13MY]
      Pesticides: making supplemental appropriations to ensure 
        inclusion in State source water assessment programs (see H.R. 
        2804), H7225 [21JY]
      ------permit States to purchase certain pesticides sold in 
        Canada (see S. 332), S2051 [6FE]
      ------permit the EPA to register Canadian pesticides (see S. 
        1406), S9414 [15JY] (see H.R. 3319), H9613 [16OC]
      ------provide for the enhanced review of covered products, 
        authorize fees for certain products, and extend and improve 
        collection of maintenance fees (see S. 1664), S11989 [25SE] 
        (see H.R. 3188), H8949 [25SE]
      Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin Program: enhance and provide 
        certain benefits to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Angostura 
        Irrigation Project (see S. 1996), S16120 [9DE]
      Postal Service: issue commemorative postage stamp to honor U.S. 
        farm women (see H. Res. 42), H244 [29JA]
      Poverty: enhance the capacity of organizations working in the 
        U.S.-Mexico border area to develop affordable housing and 
        foster economic opportunity in the colonias (see S. 532), 
        S3162 [5MR] (see H.R. 1088), H1640 [5MR]
      Power resources: make grants to improve the commercial value of 
        forest biomass for electric energy, useful heat, 
        transportation fuels, petroleum-based product substitutes, and 
        other commercial purposes (see H.R. 1550), H2586 [1AP]
      Rural areas: reward the hard work and risk of individuals who 
        live in and help preserve small, rural towns (see S. 602), 
        S3620 [12MR] (see H.R. 1686), H3051 [9AP] (see H.R. 2194), 
        H4528 [21MY]
      Safety: prohibit open-air cultivation or use of human food or 
        animal feed as host plant and establish tracking system to 
        regulate genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial 
        crops (see H.R. 2921), H7782 [25JY]
      SBA: include drought in the definition of disaster for purposes 
        of the Disaster Loan Program (see H.R. 279), H136 [8JA]
      Science: establish a Federal interagency task force to promote 
        benefits, safety, and potential uses of biotechnology (see 
        H.R. 2447), H5365 [12JN]
      Small business: assist small farms with modernization to 
        increase profitability and competitiveness in ways that 
        provide environmental benefits (see H.R. 1293), H1901 [13MR]
      SouthEast Crescent Authority: establish (see H.R. 141), H56 
        [7JA]
      Southern Dairy Compact: congressional consent (see H.R. 324), 
        H138 [8JA]
      States: encourage owners and operators of privately-held farm 
        and ranch land to voluntarily make their land available for 
        access by the public under programs administered by States 
        (see S. 1840), S14271 [7NO] (see H.R. 3482), H11133 [7NO]
      Tariff: impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk 
        protein concentrates (see S. 560), S3252 [6MR] (see H.R. 
        1160), H1680 [6MR]
      Taxation: allow Farm and Ranch Risk Management Accounts (see 
        H.R. 927), H1394 [26FE]
      ------allow farmer-owned cooperatives access to small ethanol 
        producer tax credit (see S. 240), S1736 [29JA] (see H.R. 465), 
        H242 [29JA]
      ------change certain threshold and other tests to decrease the 
        amount of farm labor wages subject to Social Security and 
        Medicare taxes (see H.R. 2097), H4130 [14MY]
      ------clarify the excise tax exemptions for aerial applicators 
        of fertilizers or other substances (see S. 552), S3252 [6MR] 
        (see H.R. 1317), H1953 [18MR]
      ------eliminate estate taxes (see S. 13), S2522 [14FE]
      ------exclude from gross income interest received on loans 
        secured by agricultural real property (see S. 1263), S7876 
        [13JN]
      ------exclusion from gross income for family-to-family sale of 
        farm businesses (see H.R. 457), H242 [29JA]
      ------expand rules for involuntary conversions of livestock sold 
        due to weather-related conditions (see S. 252), S1812 [30JA] 
        (see H.R. 478), H243 [29JA]
      ------extend replacement period for livestock sold due to 
        drought, flood, or other weather-related conditions (see H.R. 
        377), H171 [27JA]
      ------extend temporary repeal of estate taxes pending enactment 
        of a permanent repeal (see S.J. Res. 20), S13134 [23OC] (see 
        S.J. Res. 21), S13209 [24OC]
      ------extension of the credit for producing electricity from 
        biomass (see H.R. 804), H701 [13FE]
      ------modify application of the passive loss limitations to 
        timber activities (see H.R. 3346), H9738 [20OC]
      ------modify renewable energy credit to include agricultural and 
        animal waste sources as a renewable energy resource (see S. 
        357), S2187 [11FE] (see S. 494), S2920 [27FE]
      ------permanent repeal of estate tax on family-owned businesses 
        and farms (see S. 34), S35 [7JA] (see H.R. 2513), H5551 [18JN]
      ------provide a special depreciation allowance for property 
        acquired during a certain period (see H.R. 683), H390 [11FE]
      ------provide a tax credit to promote the production of 
        biodiesel (see S. 355), S2187 [11FE]
      ------provide an exclusion for gain from the sale of farmland to 
        encourage the continued use of property for farming (see S. 
        1464), S9959 [25JY] (see H.R. 2978), H7784 [25JY]
      ------provide credit for farmers' investments in value-added 
        agriculture (see H.R. 136), H56 [7JA]
      ------provide incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel (see 
        H.R. 1279), H1901 [13MR] (see H.R. 1942), H3636 [1MY] (see 
        H.R. 3119), H8381 [17SE]
      ------provide incentives to increase the sale and use of certain 
        ethanol and biodiesel fuels (see H.R. 1447), H2401 [26MR]
      ------provide involuntary conversion tax relief for producers 
        forced to sell livestock due to weather-related conditions or 
        Federal land management agency policy or action (see H.R. 
        483), H243 [29JA]
      ------provide tax relief for farmers and fishermen (see S. 665), 
        S3993 [19MR]
      ------repeal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer 
        taxes (see H.R. 51), H53 [7JA]
      ------repeal estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes (see 
        S. 169), S848 [15JA]
      ------restore applicability of estate tax to estates over a 
        certain amount and a maximum rate, and deposit revenues from 
        estate tax into Social Security trust funds (see H.R. 2532), 
        H5662 [19JN]
      ------simplify application of self-employment tax in the case of 
        family farming businesses (see H.R. 905), H1333 [25FE]
      ------treat payments under the Conservation Reserve Program as 
        rentals from real estate (see S. 1316), S8439 [24JN]
      ------treatment of charitable donation of food by businesses and 
        farmers (see S. 85), S37 [7JA] (see H.R. 807), H701 [13FE]
      ------treatment of citrus canker tree payments (see H.R. 2202), 
        H4528 [21MY]
      ------treatment of crops destroyed by casualty (see H.R. 3043), 
        H8081 [9SE]
      ------treatment of depreciation of potato storage facilities 
        (see H.R. 1053), H1514 [4MR]
      ------treatment of distilled spirits (see S. 1457), S9959 [25JY] 
        (see H.R. 2950), H7783 [25JY]
      ------treatment of forestry activities (see S. 1381), S9119 
        [9JY] (see H.R. 1310), H1952 [18MR]
      ------treatment of gain from the sale of farmland (see H.R. 
        310), H137 [8JA]
      ------treatment of gross income gain on the sale or exchange of 
        certain property restricted to use as farmland (see H.R. 159), 
        H57 [7JA]
      ------treatment of land rented on a net cash basis to any member 
        of the decedent's family (see H.R. 2251), H4736 [22MY]
      ------treatment of sale of certain animals associated with 
        educational programs (see H.R. 1754), H3303 [10AP]
      ------treatment of timber sales by landowners (see S. 968), 
        S5650 [1MY] (see H.R. 974), H1461 [27FE]
      Technology: establish a task force to promote the benefits, 
        safety, and potential uses of agricultural biotechnology (see 
        H.R. 3472), H10977 [6NO]
      Terrorism: assist States and communities in preparing for and 
        responding to threats to agriculture (see S. 427), S2594 
        [24FE]
      ------enhance agricultural biosecurity through increased 
        prevention, preparation, and response planning (see S. 430), 
        S2594 [24FE]
      Texas: require landowners with tenant rice farmers to continue 
        to maintain rice in their crop rotation in order to receive 
        Federal subsidies (see H.R. 1574), H2703 [2AP]
      Tobacco products: eliminate price supports and compensate quota 
        holders, tobacco producers, and tobacco-dependent communities 
        (see S. 1490), S10265 [30JY]
      ------eliminate quotas and price supports, compensate quota 
        holders and producers, establish Tobacco Quality Board, assess 
        user fees, and grant FDA authority to regulate tobacco (see 
        H.R. 140), H56 [7JA]
      ------eliminate quotas and price supports, provide transition 
        assistance for producers, protect markets, quality, and 
        availability, and establish a trust fund to finance such 
        actions (see H.R. 3160), H8904 [24SE]
      ------make leaf tobacco eligible under the Market Access Program 
        (see H.R. 1091), H1640 [5MR]
      ------prohibit the anticipated extreme reduction in the national 
        marketing quotas for flue-cured and burley tobacco (see H.R. 
        3500), H11359 [17NO]
      ------replace existing Federal price support and quota programs 
        for flue-cured and burley tobacco with a licensing program 
        designed to assist producers (see H.R. 1566), H2702 [2AP]
      ------replace existing tobacco program with a federally 
        chartered corporation, compensate quota holders, provide 
        transition assistance for producers and increase 
        competitiveness of domestically produced tobacco (see H.R. 
        986), H1462 [27FE]
      ------replace existing tobacco program with programs designed to 
        assist producers, compensate quota holders for the loss of 
        quota asset value, and assist producers who forgo obtaining a 
        production license (see H.R. 245), H134 [8JA]
      Trucking industry: hours of service requirements for commercial 
        drivers transporting agricultural commodities and farm 
        supplies (see S. 1325), S8439 [24JN] (see H.R. 871), H1331 
        [25FE]
      Weapons: authorize assistance through eligible nongovernmental 
        organizations to remove and dispose of unexploded ordnance in 
        agriculturally-valuable lands in developing countries (see 
        H.R. 2299), H4787 [2JN]
      World Trade Organization: encourage greater access for U.S. 
        agricultural producers to foreign markets (see S. Res. 217), 
        S10906 [1AU]
  Cloture motions
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), conference 
        report, S16083 [9DE]
  Conference reports
      Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies 
        Programs Appropriations (H.R. 2673), H12323-H12746 [25NO]
  Essays
      Dynamic DNA: Amira Anuar, E351 [4MR]
      Growing Nutrition Right Here in Indiana: Caitlin Dunn, S3025 
        [3MR]
      ------Ryan Nigh, S3025 [3MR]
  Factsheets
      Family Farm and Ranch Innovation Act (H.R. 1293), E460 [13MR]
  Letters
      African famine: Representative Wolf, H3435 [29AP]
      Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act: 
        Clayton Yeutter, S11845 [23SE]
      Cesar Estrada Chavez Study Act: Andres F. Irlando, Cesar E. 
        Chavez Foundation, S850 [15JA]
      Clarify exemption of certain small engines from California air 
        emission regulations and develop a national emissions 
        standard: Alan C. Lloyd, California Air Resources Board, 
        S14476 [12NO]
      ------John E. Hornback, Southeastern States Air Resource 
        Managers, Inc., S14475 [12NO], S14929 [17NO]
      ------R. Steven Brown and S. William Becker, S14476 [12NO]
      ------William Pound, National Conference of State Legislatures, 
        S14475 [12NO]
      Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act: David J. Frederickson, National 
        Farmers Union, H5508 [18JN]
      ------National Automobile Dealers Association, E1306 [19JN]
      Dept. of Agriculture country of origin labeling requirements 
        implementation: Bruce Bass and Gary Machan, IBP, Inc., S14114 
        [6NO]
      ------several organizations, S14112 [6NO]
      Dept. of Agriculture country of origin labeling requirements 
        implementation funding: Bob Stallman, American Farm Bureau 
        Federation, H6643 [14JY]
      Emergency agriculture assistance: several agricultural 
        organizations, S1167 [17JA]
      Humanitarian food assistance to Iraq: several agriculture, 
        maritime and charitable organizations, S4804 [3AP]
      ------several agriculture organizations, S4803 [3AP]
      Plant variety protection extension for Marshall ryegrass: Don 
        Herb, Oregro Seed, Inc., S14140 [6NO]
      ------Lester Spell, Jr., Mississippi Dept. of Agriculture and 
        Commerce, S14141 [6NO]
      ------Marc W. Cool, Barenbrug Group, S14141 [6NO]
      ------Mike Pigott, Livestock Producers Association, S14141 [6NO]
      ------Paul Zehr, Smith Seed Services (business), S14140 [6NO]
      Prevent California from implementing air emission requirements 
        for small engines that would require the addition of devices 
        that are potential fire hazards to such engines: William J. 
        McCammon, California Fire Chiefs Association, S14930 [17NO]
      Price supports for butter and nonfat dry milk: J.B. Penn, Dept. 
        of Agriculture, S14137 [6NO]
      ------several Senators, S14136 [6NO]
      Resident Instruction and Distance Education Grants Program 
        funding: several Members of Congress, H6651 [14JY]
      Strengthen enforcement of Animal Welfare Act animal fighting 
        provisions: several Representatives, H6637 [14JY]
      ------Wayne Pacelle and Mimi Brody, Humane Society of the U.S., 
        H6638 [14JY]
      Tobacco Market Transition Act: Henry S. West, Burley Tobacco 
        Growers Cooperative Association, and George Marks, Burley 
        Stabilization Corp., S10189 [30JY]
      ------Johnny Bullock and Dean M. Wallace, Council for Burley 
        Tobacco, S10189 [30JY]
      ------several State farm bureau presidents, S10189 [30JY]
      Voluntary Public Access and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program 
        Act: David J. Frederickson, National Farmers Union, S14273 
        [7NO]
      ------several organizations, S14273 [7NO]
  Lists
      African Growth and Opportunity Act eligible countries, E1465 
        [14JY]
      Organizations supporting establishing Federal renewable fuels 
        standards, repealing oxygenate requirements, and eliminating 
        methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from U.S. fuel supply, 
        S7427 [5JN]
      Supporters of S. 1645, Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, 
        and Security Act, S11835 [23SE]
  Memorandums
      National Access Fees and Federal Universal Service Fees on 
        Telephone Services: Thomas C. Dorr, S14978 [18NO]
      Wetlands Reserve Program and Farmland Protection Program 
        Technical Assistance Funding: Anthony H. Gamboa, GAO, S12972-
        S12975 [21OC], S14131-S14134 [6NO]
  Motions
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), S14005 [5NO], 
        S14142 [6NO], H6634 [14JY], H11372 [18NO]
  Press releases
      Education in the Arab State--Five Million Girls Still Denied 
        Access to School: UNESCO, H4211 [19MY]
      OPEI Succeeds in Dramatically Improving California Emission 
        Regulations: Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, S14475 [12NO]
  Questions and answers
      U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement sugar provisions: Senator Conrad 
        and Robert B. Zoellick, S10582 [31JY]
  Remarks in House
      Africa: encourage biotechnology research and development, H6321 
        [8JY]
      ------famine, H3435 [29AP], E821 [1MY]
      African Growth and Opportunity Act: impact, E1464 [14JY]
      Agricultural Adjustment Act: amend to add pears and cherries to 
        the list of fruits and vegetables subject to regulation in a 
        marketing order by grade, size, quality, or maturity (H.R. 
        3312), E2061 [16OC]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: across-the-board funding reduction, H6648, H6649 
        [14JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), H6609-H6658, H6676-
        H6680 [14JY], H11372 [18NO], E1489 [15JY], E1504 [17JY], 
        E1524, E1528, E1536 [18JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), conference report, 
        H12315 [25NO], H12749, H12753, H12766-H12845, H12854, H12882, 
        H12884 [8DE], E2460 [25NO], E2505, E2548, E2549 [8DE], E2551, 
        E2556 [15DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report (H. Res. 473), H12760-H12766 [8DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report--same-day consideration (H. Res. 458), 
        H12181-H12186 [21NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report--same-day consideration (H. Res. 465), 
        H12754-H12760 [8DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), motion to instruct 
        conferees, H11372-H11377 [18NO], E2350 [20NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), unanimous-consent 
        request, H6633 [14JY]
      Animal Welfare Act: strengthen enforcement of animal fighting 
        provisions funding, H6635-H6638 [14JY]
      Animals: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock 
        (H.R. 2519), H8956 [30SE]
      Anuar, Amira: Council for Agriculture Science and Technology 
        essay contest winner for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional 
        District, E351 [4MR]
      Arizona: anniversary of Salt River Project, E28, E57 [8JA], E64 
        [27JA], E149 [6FE], E227 [13FE]
      Asheville, NC: tribute to T.C. Roberson High School Future 
        Farmers of America (organization) chapter, E195 [12FE]
      Bankruptcy: extend reenactment period for chapter 12 of the 
        bankruptcy code relative to family farmers (H.R. 2465), H5673-
        H5675 [23JN]
      ------extend reenactment period for chapter 12 of the bankruptcy 
        code relative to family farmers (H.R. 3542), E2366 [21NO]
      Budget: allocation of funds, H7334 [23JY]
      Cameron, Mary: California Common Threads Award recipient, E485 
        [18MR]
      Carter, Larry: Stanislaus County, CA, Ag Center Foundation Ag 
        Hall of Fame inductee, E2502 [8DE]
      Ceres, CA: anniversary of Ceres High School Future Farmers of 
        America (organization), E1121 [4JN]
      Chavez, Cesar E.: commemorate birthday (H. Res. 112), H2522 
        [1AP]
      Children and youth: reauthorize and improve certain nutritional 
        programs (H.R. 3416), E2195 [31OC]
      Delta/Black Belt Regional Authority: establish to provide 
        community and economic development in the distressed Southern 
        Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region (H.R. 678), H419 
        [12FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: administration of Bill Emerson 
        Humanitarian Trust, H2577 [1AP]
      ------anniversary of Foreign Agricultural Service (H.J. Res. 
        49), H5828, H5829 [25JN], E755 [11AP]
      ------anniversary of the Agricultural Research Service (S.J. 
        Res. 22), H11163, H11164 [17NO]
      ------conduct a loan repayment program regarding the provision 
        of veterinary services in shortage situations (H.R. 1367), 
        H11164-H11166 [17NO]
      ------conservation technical assistance programs funding, H6650 
        [14JY]
      ------designate a disaster liaison to assist State and local 
        employees with responding to a federally declared disaster 
        area (H.R. 3157), H11167-H11169 [17NO]
      ------establish the National Drought Council (H.R. 2871), H12117 
        [21NO], E1601 [25JY]
      ------impact of monetization of commodities on farmers and 
        commodity markets, H2577 [1AP]
      ------International Food for Education and Child Nutrition 
        Program funding, H4211 [19MY], H12881 [8DE]
      ------make the dairy forward pricing program permanent (H.R. 
        3308), E2065 [16OC]
      ------National Animal Disease Laboratory funding, H2730 [3AP]
      ------Office of Civil Rights funding, H6634, H6635 [14JY]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production, H671 [13FE]
      ------prohibit approval of any nonambulatory livestock for human 
        consumption, H6651-H6655 [14JY]
      ------provide for a Biofuels Feedstocks Energy Reserve and 
        authorize loans for the production, distribution, development, 
        and storage of biofuels (H.R. 130), H122 [8JA], H4102 [14MY], 
        H9077 [1OC]
      ------recall of meat and poultry that is adulterated, 
        misbranded, or otherwise unsafe (H.R. 2273), E1055 [22MY]
      ------tribute to Natural Resources Conservation Service La 
        Junta, CO, office, E1327 [23JN]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct special resource study of sites 
        associated with Cesar E. Chavez and the farm labor movement to 
        determine appropriate methods for their preservation and 
        interpretation (H.R. 1034), E323 [27FE]
      ------convey certain facilities to the Fremont-Madison 
        Irrigation District (S. 520), H8229 [16SE]
      Dodo, Carol: Colorado Cattlemen's Association Cattlewoman of the 
        Year award recipient, E2497 [8DE]
      Drought: disaster assistance to North Carolina, H175 [28JA]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent, H64 [8JA]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 57), H1442 
        [27FE]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), H5448 
        [17JN], H5472, H5473, H5492-H5514 [18JN], H5701-H5705 [23JN], 
        E1306 [19JN], E1313 [20JN], E1357, E1358 [26JN]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), 
        consideration (H. Res. 281), H5475-H5491 [18JN]
      Economy: national objectives priority assignments, H2563-H2567 
        [1AP]
      Ecuador: impact of rose industry on health of workers, E248 
        [13FE]
      Ethiopia: famine, H6809 [15JY], H7406 [23JY]
      Europe: effects of summer heat wave, E1882 [24SE]
      European Union: condemn moratorium on approval of new 
        agricultural biotechnology products, E1337 [24JN]
      ------condemn moratorium on approval of new agricultural 
        biotechnology products (H. Res. 252), H5106-H5116 [10JN]
      ------current restrictions on importing any U.S. agricultural 
        products containing genetically modified organisms, E2008 
        [8OC]
      Evans, Kate: Illinois Beef Association Junior Points Program top 
        heifer exhibitioner, E1151 [5JN]
      FCC: impact of local telephone exchange carriers' network 
        unbundling regulations on the telecommunications industry, 
        H3056, H3058 [10AP], E736 [11AP]
      Federal aid programs: provide emergency agriculture assistance, 
        H40-H43 [7JA]
      ------provide emergency agriculture assistance (H.R. 257), H64 
        [8JA]
      Food: educate the public on the use of biotechnology in 
        producing food for human consumption, H6649, H6650 [14JY], 
        H12843 [8DE]
      ------ensure an abundant and affordable supply of fruits and 
        vegetables and other specialty crops by enhancing 
        competitiveness of U.S.-grown specialty crops (H.R. 3242), 
        E2527 [8DE]
      Foreign aid: provide debt relief to developing countries 
        relative to prior loans under agricultural and food assistance 
        programs, H7378 [23JY]
      Foreign trade: treatment of orange juice, H11634 [19NO]
      ------U.S. deficit, H10114-H10117 [29OC]
      Forest Service: bark beetle eradication funding, H12171 [21NO]
      Free Trade Area of the Americas: impact on Florida citrus 
        industry, E2524 [8DE]
      Gill, Will, Jr.: Madera County, CA, Chamber of Commerce and 
        Madera County Farm Bureau Senior Farmer of the Year award 
        recipient, E2301 [17NO]
      Government: support use of fair trade certified coffee at 
        legislative and executive branch events and food service 
        locations (H. Res. 349), E1632 [25JY]
      Gwinn, Samuel W.: National 4-H Hall of Fame inductee, E362 [4MR]
      Head Start Program: ensure coverage of children of migrant and 
        seasonal workers and Native Americans, H7527, H7548, H7549, 
        H7593 [24JY]
      Health: promote improved nutrition for needy Americans by 
        incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and juice products into 
        Federal nutrition programs (H.R. 2592), E2227 [4NO]
      Hester, Anne: California Common Threads Award recipient, E490 
        [18MR]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain foreign agricultural 
        workers, reform H-2A worker program, provide a stable, legal 
        agricultural workforce, and extend basic legal protections and 
        better working conditions to more workers, H9205-H9208 [2OC]
      ------impact of illegal immigration on ranchers, H4195 [15MY], 
        H4868 [3JN]
      ------simplify the process for admitting temporary alien 
        agricultural workers and increase access to such workers (H.R. 
        3604), E2449 [23NO]
      Iraq: declare that providing humanitarian assistance for Iraq is 
        in the U.S. national security interest (H. Con. Res. 127), 
        E683 [3AP]
      Irrigation: clarify the acreage for which the North Loup 
        division is authorized to provide irrigation water under the 
        Missouri River Basin project (H.R. 3209), H11180 [17NO]
      Kansas: tribute to wheat harvest, H5797 [24JN]
      Kapp, Andy and Dana: Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and 
        Ranchers Achievement Award recipients, E119 [31JA]
      Klamath Basin: prohibit the renewal of certain agricultural 
        leases permitting the growing of alfalfa or row crops, H7043-
        H7047 [17JY]
      Kuna, ID: tribute to citizens who finished spring planting for 
        Samuel Johnston during military deployment, E723 [10AP]
      Labeling: country of origin labeling requirements implementation 
        funding, H6620, H6640-H6648 [14JY], H12837 [8DE], E1504 
        [17JY], E1536 [18JY]
      ------delay effective date of certain provisions relative to 
        labeling of ginseng (H.R. 2306), E1114 [3JN]
      Levy County, FL: tribute to Levy County 4-H Sports Shooting 
        Team, E1697 [5SE]
      Lloyd Family: Outstanding Farm Family award recipient, E1532 
        [18JY]
      Louisiana: provide economic disaster assistance to rice 
        producers (H.R. 341), E72 [27JA]
      Machado, Fernando C. (Fred): Ag One Foundation Community Salute 
        honoree, E1654 [25JY], E1687 [4SE]
      Machado, Maxine: California Common Threads Award recipient, E486 
        [18MR]
      McCabe, Elizabeth: California Common Threads Award recipient, 
        E491 [18MR]
      Menegatti, Frank and Sue: Colorado Agricultural Outlook Forum 
        Leopold Conservation Award recipients, E1231 [11JN]
      Merchant Marine Act: amend to allow transportation of certain 
        agricultural goods and livestock in Hawaiian noncontiguous 
        trade on foreign-flag vessels (H.R. 2847), E1593 [25JY]
      Michigan: emerald ash borer eradication funding, H12166 [21NO]
      Michigan Agri-Business Association: anniversary, E1661 [25JY]
      Mid-Missouri Energy, Inc.: tribute, E1925 [30SE]
      Miller, Sayre McFarlane: California Common Threads Award 
        recipient, E488 [18MR]
      Missouri Farm Bureau: American Farm Bureau Federation 
        President's Award recipient, E126 [4FE]
      ------tribute, E1693 [4SE]
      Missouri Rice Month: observance, E1707 [5SE]
      Mondavi, Margrit Biever: Agricultural Leadership Alumni 
        (organization) Honorary Membership recipient, E123 [4FE]
      Mondavi, Robert G.: Agricultural Leadership Alumni 
        (organization) Honorary Membership recipient, E125 [4FE]
      National Agriculture Day: observance, E554 [24MR]
      National Invasive Species Council: establish (H.R. 266), E42 
        [8JA]
      Ohio: observance of Farm Worker Appreciation Day, E1568 [23JY]
      Perez brothers: Stanislaus County, CA, Ag Center Foundation Ag 
        Hall of Fame inductees, E2497 [8DE]
      Power resources: energy efficiency of ethanol blended gasoline, 
        H3308 [11AP], H11630 [19NO]
      ------renewable fuel standard, H11384 [18NO]
      Raymond Vineyard & Cellar (business): anniversary, E1853 [23SE]
      Republican Party: national agenda, H5412 [17JN]
      Riverside County, CA: anniversary of Riverside-Corona Resource 
        Conservation District, E1999 [8OC]
      Roots of Peace (organization): tribute, E1672 [3SE]
      SBA: include drought in the definition of disaster for purposes 
        of the Disaster Loan Program (H.R. 279), E53 [8JA]
      Science: benefits of biotechnology, H4792 [3JN]
      Small business: assist small farms with modernization to 
        increase profitability and competitiveness in ways that 
        provide environmental benefits (H.R. 1293), E459 [13MR]
      South Carolina: tribute to State Fair, H9134 [2OC]
      Taxation: expand rules for involuntary conversions of livestock 
        sold due to weather-related conditions, H1975, H1976 [19MR], 
        E514 [19MR]
      ------modify application of the passive loss limitations to 
        timber activities (H.R. 3346), E2093 [20OC]
      ------provide incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel 
        (H.R. 3119), E1841 [17SE]
      ------repeal estate and gift taxes, H5412, H5452 [17JN]
      ------restore applicability of estate tax to estates over a 
        certain amount and a maximum rate, and deposit revenues from 
        estate tax into Social Security trust funds (H.R. 2532), E1347 
        [25JN]
      ------simplify application of self-employment tax in the case of 
        family farming businesses (H.R. 905), E290 [26FE]
      ------treatment of charitable donation of food by businesses and 
        farmers (H.R. 807), E237 [13FE]
      ------treatment of sale of certain animals associated with 
        educational programs (H.R. 1754), E738 [11AP]
      ------treatment of timber sales by landowners (H.R. 974), E313 
        [27FE]
      Territories: Resident Instruction and Distance Education Grants 
        Program funding, H6624, H6650, H6651 [14JY]
      Terrorism: improve the ability of the U.S. to prepare for and 
        respond to a biological threat or attack, H2676 [2AP]
      Texas: require landowners with tenant rice farmers to continue 
        to maintain rice in their crop rotation in order to receive 
        Federal subsidies (H.R. 1574), E648 [2AP]
      Tobacco products: make leaf tobacco eligible under the Market 
        Access Program (H.R. 1091), E380 [6MR]
      ------replace existing Federal price support and quota programs 
        for flue-cured and burley tobacco with a licensing program 
        designed to assist producers (H.R. 1566), E652 [2AP]
      Valentine, June: Southern Colorado Livestock Association 
        Stockman of the Year award recipient, E2403 [22NO]
      Western States: Federal land management, H6689-H6692 [14JY]
      ------importance of dams and water storage, H6689-H6692 [14JY]
      World Trade Organization: encourage greater access for U.S. 
        agricultural producers to foreign markets, H8066 [9SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Afghanistan: reforestation program funding, S13369 [28OC]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), S13900 [4NO], 
        S13954, S13960-S13980, S13997-S14022 [5NO], S14104-S14107, 
        S14110-S14155 [6NO], S14265 [7NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), conference report, 
        S15917-S15920, S15933-S15935 [25NO], S16083-S16089, S16108 
        [9DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), conference report--
        unanimous-consent request, S16082 [9DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), insert S. 1427 language 
        in lieu, S13954 [5NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, S13891 [4NO], S14122 [6NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), unanimous-consent 
        request, S13977 [5NO]
      AID: Collaborative Research Support Programs funding, S13192 
        [24OC]
      Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Maine Cooperative 
        Beaver Management Program funding, S14012 [5NO]
      Animal Welfare Act: strengthen enforcement of animal fighting 
        provisions funding, S14013 [5NO]
      Animals: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock 
        (S. 1298), S8242 [19JN]
      ------humane slaughter inspectors for livestock funding, S13956 
        [5NO]
      Appropriations: reduce for unrequested, low-priority, 
        unnecessary, and wasteful spending programs, S14153 [6NO]
      Arizona: anniversary of Salt River Project, S26 [7JA]
      Bankruptcy: extend reenactment period for chapter 12 of the 
        bankruptcy code relative to family farmers (H.R. 2465), 
        S10604, S10847 [31JY], S10897 [1AU]
      ------extend reenactment period for chapter 12 of the bankruptcy 
        code relative to family farmers (S. 1323), S8442, S8478 
        [24JN], S8598 [25JN]
      ------extend reenactment period for chapter 12 of the bankruptcy 
        code relative to family farmers (S. 1920), S16062, S16063 
        [25NO]
      BIA: Wind River Irrigation Project funding, S11822, S11823 
        [23SE]
      Bowles, Matt: 4-H Award for Excellence recipient for Kentucky, 
        S7230 [3JN]
      Budget: reduce deficit through elimination of funding for the 
        Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 
        irrigation water subsidies, and production of Trident II 
        missiles (S. 49), S51-S53 [7JA]
      Bureau of Reclamation: convey Lower Yellowstone Irrigation 
        Project, Savage Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, 
        and Intake Irrigation Project to local control (S. 900), S5354 
        [11AP]
      Business and industry: increase competition and transparency 
        among packers required to report information on the price and 
        quantity of livestock purchased (S. 325), S2052 [6FE]
      Byrd, Senator: remarks on beginning of spring, S4239 [21MR]
      Cabot Creamery Cooperative: tribute, S13906 [4NO]
      California: Grape Genomics Research Center and Viticulture 
        Consortium funding, S14151 [6NO]
      Cheese: prohibit products containing dry ultra-filtered milk or 
        casein from being labeled domestic natural cheese (S. 40), S45 
        [7JA]
      Children and youth: improve certain nutritional programs (S. 
        995), S5736 [5MY]
      ------promote better nutrition among school children 
        participating in school breakfast and lunch programs (S. 
        1007), S5787, S5788 [6MY]
      ------provide grants to support farm-to-cafeteria projects under 
        the National School Lunch Act (S. 1755), S12846 [17OC]
      Collins, Jessica: Kentucky Association of Future Farmers of 
        America Award recipient, S7715 [11JN]
      Conservation of natural resources: conservation cropping systems 
        project funding, S14150 [6NO]
      Contracts: provide greater fairness in livestock and poultry 
        contract arbitration process (S. 91), S75 [7JA]
      Cordes, Kirk: Rapid City, SD, Chamber of Commerce Ag Producer of 
        the Year award recipient, S16116 [9DE]
      Dalles, OR: tribute to Orchard View Farms farming practices, 
        S10044 [28JY]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service funding, 
        S14017 [5NO]
      ------anniversary of Foreign Agricultural Service (S. Res. 106), 
        S4915 [7AP], S4952 [8AP]
      ------anniversary of the Agricultural Research Service (S.J. 
        Res. 22), S13834, S13835 [3NO]
      ------Asian beetles eradication program funding, S5006 [9AP]
      ------Chino Basin Manure Management Project funding, S14148, 
        S14149 [6NO]
      ------conduct a loan repayment program regarding the provision 
        of veterinary services in shortage situations (H.R. 1367), 
        S15865 [24NO]
      ------conduct study on economic impact of horticulture industry 
        to North Carolina, S14022 [5NO]
      ------Conservation Security Program implementation, S2434, 
        S2448-S2450 [13FE]
      ------conservation technical assistance programs funding, S14146 
        [6NO]
      ------crop insurance programs funding, S4420 [26MR]
      ------decision to ban beef imports from Canada due to bovine 
        spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), S6846 [21MY]
      ------develop and expand outreach programs for children in rural 
        areas, S1436 [23JA]
      ------Environmental Quality Incentive Program cost-share 
        assistance payment limitations, S14152 [6NO]
      ------equitable treatment of popcorn and corn growers for 
        purposes of computing base acreage, S1467 [23JA]
      ------establish and enforce performance standards and sanitation 
        requirements for reduction of pathogens in meat and poultry 
        (S. 1103), S6981-S6985 [22MY]
      ------establish the National Drought Council: (S. 1454), S9908, 
        S9912 [24JY]
      ------establish university-based research, extension, and 
        educational programs to implement biobased energy technologies 
        and products, S14010 [5NO]
      ------Historic Barn Preservation Program funding, S14143 [6NO]
      ------Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems 
        funding, S14145, S14146 [6NO]
      ------Mormon crickets control programs funding, S9224 [10JY]
      ------National Agriculture Statistics Service potato survey, 
        S14013, S14014 [5NO]
      ------National Animal Disease Laboratory funding, S4760, S4761, 
        S4763 [3AP]
      ------National Organic Program funding, S11113 [4SE]
      ------nutrition programs funding, S4413 [26MR], S14013 [5NO]
      ------Office of Civil Rights funding, S14149 [6NO]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production, S2436 [13FE], S4806 [3AP]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production (S. 457), S2849 [26FE]
      ------prohibit importation of live cattle from certain countries 
        with instances of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow 
        disease) and abide by international livestock health and 
        safety standards, S14106 [6NO]
      ------prohibit the purchase of chickens treated with 
        fluoroquinolone for school nutrition programs, S14144 [6NO]
      ------prohibit use of certain conservation funding to provide 
        technical assistance under the Conservation Reserve Program, 
        S14126, S14127, S14131-S14139 [6NO]
      ------prohibit use of certain conservation funding to provide 
        technical assistance under the Conservation Reserve Program 
        (S. 1766), S12971-S12976 [21OC]
      ------report to Congress on Natural Resource Conservation 
        Service protection of archaeological and historical resources 
        on agricultural lands, S14018 [5NO], S14148 [6NO]
      ------risk of importation of live cattle from Canada, S14008 
        [5NO]
      ------Tree Assistance Program funding, S14019, S14021 [5NO]
      ------tribute to Agricultural Research Service National Animal 
        Disease Center, S13835 [3NO]
      ------tribute to Agricultural Research Service projects in 
        Mississippi, S13834 [3NO]
      ------use of distance or transportation costs as a basis for 
        pricing milk (S. 42), S47 [7JA]
      Dept. of Commerce: establish the Office of Trade Adjustment 
        Assistance within the International Trade Administration (S. 
        1120), S7004 [22MY]
      Dept. of Justice: enforcement of antitrust laws relative to pork 
        processing industry acquisitions by Smithfield Foods, Inc., 
        S12600 [15OC]
      Dept. of the Interior: authorize implementation of the CALFED 
        Bay-Delta Program (S. 1097), S6859 [21MY]
      ------conduct special resource study of sites associated with 
        Cesar E. Chavez and the farm labor movement to determine 
        appropriate methods for their preservation and interpretation 
        (S. 164), S849 [15JA], S4910 [7AP]
      ------convey certain facilities to the Fremont-Madison 
        Irrigation District (S. 520), S7939 [16JN]
      ------cooperate with Mexican border States to conduct a 
        hydrogeologic characterization, mapping, and modeling program 
        for priority transboundary aquifers (S. 1957), S15982 [25NO]
      ------provide assistance through States to eligible weed 
        management entities to control or eradicate harmful, nonnative 
        weeds (S. 144), S231 [13JA], S3102, S3104 [4MR]
      Developing countries: impact of declining world coffee prices on 
        developing nations, S13130 [23OC]
      Drought: disaster assistance to Nebraska, S1770 [30JA]
      Duxbury, Robert: South Dakota State University Eminent Farmer 
        and Homemaker Program honoree, S11473 [15SE], S11748 [22SE]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: accelerate 
        estate tax repeal, S3966-S3973 [19MR], S4109 [20MR], S4508 
        [27MR]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), S8260 
        [19JN], S8315 [20JN]
      Energy Policy Act: increase allowable credit for biodiesel use 
        under the alternatively fueled vehicle purchase requirement 
        (S. 356), S2213-S2216 [11FE]
      EPA: clarify exemption of certain small engines from California 
        air emission regulations and develop a national emissions 
        standard, S14467-S14470, S14472-S14477 [12NO], S14928-S14932 
        [17NO]
      ------permit registration of a Canadian pesticide, S14478, 
        S14479 [12NO]
      European Union: condemn moratorium on approval of new 
        agricultural biotechnology products (S. Res. 154), S6963 
        [22MY], S7172 [23MY]
      ------condemn moratorium on approval of new agricultural 
        biotechnology products (S. Res. 154), unanimous-consent 
        request, S7117-S7119 [23MY]
      Federal aid programs: provide emergency agriculture assistance, 
        S1127, S1166 [17JA], S1220 [21JA], S1327-S1340 [22JA], S2420, 
        S2434 [13FE], S13773 [3NO], S14001, S14003-S14005 [5NO]
      ------provide emergency agriculture assistance (S. 1309), S8305 
        [20JN]
      Floods: disaster assistance to West Virginia and Michigan, S9225 
        [10JY]
      Food: prohibit funding for process approving the human 
        consumption of meat from downed animals, S13997 [5NO], S14150 
        [6NO]
      ------seafood safety research programs funding, S14016 [5NO]
      Food Security Act: strengthen payment limitations for commodity 
        payments and benefits (S. 667), S4017, S4018 [19MR]
      Foreign aid: ensure food-grade quality of sorghum sent as food 
        aid, S14015 [5NO]
      Foreign trade: establish procedures for identifying countries 
        that deny market access for U.S. agricultural products (S. 
        1324), S8442 [24JN]
      ------require country of origin labeling of all forms of 
        ginseng, S14147 [6NO]
      Forest Service: provide suitable grazing arrangements to persons 
        holding grazing permits adversely affected by willow 
        flycatcher and Yosemite toad restrictions (S. 1111), S6994 
        [22MY]
      Free Trade Area of the Americas: impact on Florida citrus 
        industry, S15644 [23NO]
      Ginseng: labeling requirements, S3079 [4MR]
      Great Lakes Basin Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Program: 
        funding, S14151 [6NO]
      Hendricks, John: Dept. of Agriculture Risk Management Agency 
        Future Farmers of America writing contest winner, S5339 [11AP]
      High Plains Aquifer: conduct hydrogeologic characterization, 
        mapping, modeling, and monitoring program (S. 212), S1487 
        [23JA], S4910 [7AP]
      ------conduct hydrogeologic characterization, mapping, modeling, 
        and monitoring program (S. 212), CBO report, S4895 [7AP]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain foreign agricultural 
        workers, reform H-2A worker program, provide a stable, legal 
        agricultural workforce, and extend basic legal protections and 
        better working conditions to more workers (S. 1645), S11834-
        S11858 [23SE]
      ------coverage of milk production under the H-2A nonimmigrant 
        worker program (S. 1924), S15419 [21NO]
      International Fund for Agricultural Development: funding, S13192 
        [24OC]
      Iowa: viticulture technical assistance funding, S14022 [5NO]
      Iraq: increase humanitarian food assistance funding, S4803-S4806 
        [3AP]
      ------provide humanitarian food assistance through purchase of 
        surplus commodities from American farmers, S4809 [3AP]
      Labeling: country of origin labeling requirements implementation 
        funding, S14110-S14126, S14139 [6NO]
      Larson, Laird: South Dakota State University Eminent Farmer and 
        Homemaker Program honoree, S11474 [15SE], S11748 [22SE]
      Louisiana: agricultural research programs funding, S14019, 
        S14020 [5NO], S14146, S14147 [6NO]
      Mexico: establish microcredit lending program, small rural 
        business assistance program, small rural farmers assistance, 
        and a system of private property ownership, S9180 [10JY], 
        S10603 [31JY]
      ------provide economic assistance to minimize impact of rural 
        development crisis, S9166-S9169 [10JY]
      ------restrictions on U.S. exports of certain agricultural 
        products, S8426 [24JN]
      ------rural small business assistance funding, S13650 [30OC]
      Michigan: emerald ash borer eradication funding, S14147, S14148 
        [6NO]
      ------phytophthora root rot eradication funding, S14151 [6NO]
      Mid-Missouri Energy, Inc.: tribute, S12273 [1OC]
      Milk: allow modified bloc voting by dairy marketing cooperatives 
        in the scheduled referendum on Federal milk marketing order 
        reform (S. 43), S48 [7JA]
      Mississippi: soil erosion, watershed, and flood control funding, 
        S14013 [5NO]
      National Agriculture Week: observance, S3765, S3766 [17MR]
      National Rural Development Partnership: funding, S14022 [5NO]
      National School Lunch Act: ensure an adequate level of commodity 
        purchases under the school lunch program (S. 996), S5773, 
        S5774 [6MY]
      New Jersey: Garden State Ethanol consortium project funding, 
        S14020, S14021 [5NO]
      ------installation of photovoltaic solar electric systems for 
        water supply systems and ventilation systems in livestock 
        barns, S14019 [5NO]
      North Carolina Agromedicine Institute: funding, S14020 [5NO]
      Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: enforce U.S. rights 
        relative to Mexican restrictions on importation of high 
        fructose corn syrup (S. 1952), S15977 [25NO]
      Owyhee Cattlemen's Association: anniversary, S9956 [25JY]
      Packers and Stockyards Act: limit the number of packer-owned 
        swine that certain packers may slaughter in any calendar year 
        (S. 1644), S11834 [23SE]
      ------prohibit packers from owning, feeding, or controlling 
        livestock intended for slaughter (S. 27), S42 [7JA]
      ------prohibit use of certain anti-competitive forward contracts 
        (S. 1044), S6078-S6081 [13MY]
      Patents: extend plant variety protection for Marshall ryegrass, 
        S14140, S14141 [6NO]
      Pennsylvania: Agricultural Research Service Geisinger Rural 
        Aging Study and Nutricore Northeast, Inc., research funding, 
        S14014, S14015 [5NO]
      Pesticides: permit States to purchase certain pesticides sold in 
        Canada (S. 332), S2056 [6FE]
      ------permit the EPA to register Canadian pesticides (S. 1406), 
        S9419 [15JY], S9490 [16JY]
      ------provide for the enhanced review of covered products, 
        authorize fees for certain products, and extend and improve 
        collection of maintenance fees, S14478, S14496 [12NO]
      Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin Program: enhance and provide 
        certain benefits to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Angostura 
        Irrigation Project (S. 1996), S16134 [9DE]
      Poverty: enhance the capacity of organizations working in the 
        U.S.-Mexico border area to develop affordable housing and 
        foster economic opportunity in the colonias (S. 532), S3187 
        [5MR]
      Power resources: allow renewable fuel program ethanol mandate to 
        be temporarily suspended for certain States not located in 
        corn-producing areas, S7372, S7373 [4JN]
      ------establish Federal renewable fuels standards, repeal 
        oxygenate requirements, and eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl 
        ether (MTBE) from U.S. fuel supply, S5888-S5894, S5897-S5899 
        [8MY], S5983, S5985-S5991 [9MY], S6043-S6047, S6050 [13MY], 
        S7206-S7221 [3JN]
      ------promote use of cellulosic biomass ethanol derived from 
        agricultural residue, S7421-S7423, S7444 [5JN]
      Price support programs: butter and nonfat dry milk, S13997 
        [5NO], S14136, S14137 [6NO]
      Quarles, Ryan: Dept. of Agriculture Risk Management Agency 
        Future Farmers of America writing contest winner, S5339 [11AP]
      Research: cranberry research funding, S14016 [5NO]
      Rhode Island: eelgrass habitat restoration program funding, 
        S14019 [5NO]
      ------eliminate avian influenza in poultry, S14015 [5NO]
      Rural areas: provide incentives to individuals who live in and 
        help preserve small, rural towns, S114-S116 [9JA]
      ------reward the hard work and risk of individuals who live in 
        and help preserve small, rural towns (S. 602), S3664-S3666 
        [13MR]
      Small business: provide emergency assistance to certain small 
        business concerns that have suffered economic harm from 
        drought, S20 [7JA]
      South Carolina: Natural Resource Conservation Service and Earth 
        Sciences and Resources Institute at the University of South 
        Carolina funding, S14018 [5NO]
      ------tribute to peach farmers, S9402 [15JY]
      States: encourage owners and operators of privately-held farm 
        and ranch land to voluntarily make their land available for 
        access by the public under programs administered by States (S. 
        1840), S14271-S14274 [7NO]
      Tariff: impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk 
        protein concentrates (S. 560), S3318 [6MR]
      Taxation: allow farmer-owned cooperatives access to small 
        ethanol producer tax credit (S. 240), S1745 [29JA]
      ------eliminate estate taxes (S. 13), S2548 [14FE], S2620 [24FE]
      ------extend temporary repeal of estate taxes pending enactment 
        of a permanent repeal (S.J. Res. 20), S13147 [23OC]
      ------extend temporary repeal of estate taxes pending enactment 
        of a permanent repeal (S.J. Res. 21), S13229 [24OC], S13323 
        [27OC]
      ------modify renewable energy credit to include agricultural and 
        animal waste sources as a renewable energy resource (S. 357), 
        S2213-S2216 [11FE]
      ------modify renewable energy credit to include agricultural and 
        animal waste sources as a renewable energy resource (S. 494), 
        S2978 [27FE]
      ------provide a tax credit to promote the production of 
        biodiesel (S. 355), S2213-S2216 [11FE]
      ------provide an exclusion for gain from the sale of farmland to 
        encourage the continued use of property for farming (S. 1464), 
        S9974 [25JY], S10040 [28JY], S10136 [29JY]
      ------provide tax relief for farmers and fishermen (S. 665), 
        S4005-S4009 [19MR], S4836, S4837 [3AP]
      ------repeal estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes (S. 
        169), S854 [15JA]
      ------treat payments under the Conservation Reserve Program as 
        rentals from real estate (S. 1316), S8441 [24JN]
      ------treatment of charitable donation of food by businesses and 
        farmers (S. 85), S5014 [9AP]
      ------treatment of distilled spirits in Puerto Rico and the 
        Virgin Islands, S1136 [17JA]
      ------treatment of forestry activities (S. 1381), S9122 [9JY]
      ------treatment of timber sales by landowners (S. 968), S5655 
        [1MY]
      Terrorism: assist States and communities in preparing for and 
        responding to threats to agriculture, S14147 [6NO]
      ------assist States and communities in preparing for and 
        responding to threats to agriculture (S. 427), S2596 [24FE], 
        S5332 [11AP], S11472 [15SE], S15968 [25NO]
      ------enhance agricultural biosecurity through increased 
        prevention, preparation, and response planning (S. 430), S2596 
        [24FE], S5332 [11AP], S11472 [15SE], S15968 [25NO]
      Tobacco products: eliminate price supports and compensate quota 
        holders, tobacco producers, and tobacco-dependent communities 
        (S. 1490), S10188-S10193, S10267 [30JY], S10987 [2SE]
      ------prohibit funding to promote the sale or export of tobacco 
        or tobacco products, S14005 [5NO]
      Trade Act: amend to consolidate and improve trade adjustment 
        assistance programs and provide community-based economic 
        development assistance for trade-affected communities, S2044 
        [6FE], S2115 [10FE]
      Trucking industry: hours of service requirements for commercial 
        drivers transporting agricultural commodities and farm 
        supplies (S. 1325), S8444 [24JN]
      University of Georgia: transfer funds from Alliance for Food 
        Protection to Cooperative State Research, Education and 
        Extension Service Integrated Fruit and Vegetable research 
        project, S14014 [5NO]
      Washington: Agriculture Research Service wine grape foundation 
        block funding, S14148 [6NO]
      Weather: beginning of spring, S4238 [21MR]
  Reports
      Climate Information and Potential Impacts for Eritrea and 
        Ethiopia: NOAA, H3435 [29AP]
  Reports filed
      Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies 
        Programs Appropriations: Committee of Conference (H.R. 2673) 
        (H. Rept. 108-401), H12320 [25NO]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (House) (H.R. 2673) (H. Rept. 
        108-193), H6463 [9JY]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (S. 1427) (S. Rept. 
        108-107), S9591 [17JY]
      Cesar Estrada Chavez Study Act: Committee on Energy and Natural 
        Resources (Senate) (S. 164) (S. Rept. 108-20), S3993 [19MR]
      Clarify the Acreage for Which the North Loup Division Is 
        Authorized To Provide Irrigation Water Under the Missouri 
        River Basin Project: Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 
        3209) (H. Rept. 108-356), H11132 [7NO]
      Consideration of Conference Report on H.R. 2673, Agriculture, 
        Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Programs 
        Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 473) (H. 
        Rept. 108-402), H12917 [8DE]
      Consideration of H.R. 8, Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act: 
        Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 281) (H. Rept. 108-157), 
        H5467 [17JN]
      Foreign Agricultural Service Anniversary: Committee on 
        Agriculture (House) (H.J. Res. 49) (H. Rept. 108-155), H5407 
        [16JN]
      Fremont-Madison Conveyance Act: Committee on Energy and Natural 
        Resources (Senate) (S. 520) (S. Rept. 108-62), S7540 [9JN]
      High Plains Aquifer Hydrogeologic Characterization, Mapping, 
        Modeling and Monitoring Act: Committee on Energy and Natural 
        Resources (Senate) (S. 212) (S. Rept. 108-21), S3993 [19MR]
      Nomination of Glen O. Klippenstein to the Federal Agricultural 
        Mortgage Corp., Board of Directors: Committee on Agriculture, 
        Nutrition, and Forestry (Senate), S6851 [21MY]
      Nomination of Julia A. Bartling to the Federal Agricultural 
        Mortgage Corp., Board of Directors: Committee on Agriculture, 
        Nutrition, and Forestry (Senate), S6851 [21MY]
      Nomination of Lowell L. Junkins to the Federal Agricultural 
        Mortgage Corp., Board of Directors: Committee on Agriculture, 
        Nutrition, and Forestry (Senate), S6851 [21MY]
      Noxious Weed Control Act: Committee on Energy and Natural 
        Resources (Senate) (S. 144) (S. Rept. 108-6), S2187 [11FE]
      Same-Day Consideration of Consideration of Conference Report on 
        H.R. 2673, Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related 
        Agencies Programs Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) 
        (H. Res. 458) (H. Rept. 108-389), H11700 [20NO]
      ------Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 465) (H. Rept. 108-
        399), H12306 [21NO]
  Statements
      Emergency Agriculture Assistance: Representative Goodlatte, 
        Committee on Agriculture (House), S2450 [13FE]
      Iowa Agricultural Policy: Thomas C. Dorr, S14978 [18NO]
  Summaries
      Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act (S. 
        1645), S11835-S11844 [23SE]
      Biotechnology Research Report: Committee on Science (House), 
        H5113 [10JN]
      Continuing Appropriations (H.J. Res. 2), S341-S345 [15JA]
      Fiscal Year 2003 Appropriations Reductions, S347 [15JA]
      Voluntary Public Access and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program 
        Act (S. 1840), S14274 [7NO]
  Tables
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs appropriations (H.R. 2673), H6610-H6617 [14JY]
      ------conference report, H12768-H12812, H12816-H12822 [8DE]
      Committee on the Budget (Senate) scoring of conference report on 
        H.R. 2673, agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related 
        agencies programs appropriations, S16108 [9DE]
      Committee on the Budget (Senate) scoring of H.R. 2673, 
        agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs appropriations, S13956 [5NO]
      Environmental Quality Incentives Program unfunded applications 
        by State, S14135 [6NO]
      Omnibus consolidated appropriations (H.R. 2673): conference 
        report, H12768-H12812, H12816-H12822 [8DE]
  Telegrams
      Ethiopian famine: Aurelia E. Brazeal, U.S. Ambassador to 
        Ethiopia, E821-E823 [1MY]
  Testimonies
      Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies 
        Programs Appropriations: Wenonah Hauter, Public Citizen 
        (organization), H6621 [14JY]
      Florida Citrus Industry and U.S. Trade Policy: Andy LaVigne, 
        Florida Citrus Mutual (organization), S15645 [23NO]
      ------Squire Smith, Florida Citrus Mutual (organization), S15646 
        [23NO]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 252, condemn European Union moratorium on approval of 
        new agricultural biotechnology products, H5107 [10JN]
      H. Res. 281, consideration of H.R. 8, Death Tax Repeal 
        Permanency Act, H5475 [18JN]
      H. Res. 458, same-day consideration of conference report on H.R. 
        2673, agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related 
        agencies programs appropriations and H.J. Res. 79, continuing 
        appropriations, H12181 [21NO]
      H. Res. 465, same-day consideration of consideration of 
        conference report on H.R. 2673, agriculture, rural 
        development, FDA, and related agencies programs appropriations 
        and consideration of H.J. Res. 79, continuing appropriations, 
        H12754 [8DE]
      H. Res. 473, consideration of conference report on H.R. 2673, 
        agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs appropriations, H12760 [8DE]
      H.J. Res. 49, Dept. of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service 
        anniversary, H5828 [25JN]
      H.R. 8, Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act, H5492 [18JN]
      H.R. 1367, National Veterinary Medical Service Act, H11164 
        [17NO]
      H.R. 2465, Family Farmer Bankruptcy Relief Act, H5673 [23JN]
      H.R. 2673, agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related 
        agencies programs appropriations, S14366-S14378 [10NO], H6625-
        H6633 [14JY]
      H.R. 3157, designate a Dept. of Agriculture disaster liaison to 
        assist State and local employees with responding to a 
        federally declared disaster area, H11167 [17NO]
      H.R. 3209, clarify the acreage for which the North Loup division 
        is authorized to provide irrigation water under the Missouri 
        River Basin project, H11180 [17NO]
      S. 27, prohibit meat packers from owning, feeding, or 
        controlling livestock intended for slaughter, S42 [7JA]
      S. 49, Deficit Reduction Act, S53 [7JA]
      S. 91, Fair Contracts for Growers Act, S76 [7JA]
      S. 144, Noxious Weed Control Act, S3104 [4MR]
      S. 164, Cesar Estrada Chavez Study Act, S850 [15JA], S4910 [7AP]
      S. 212, High Plains Aquifer Hydrogeologic Characterization, 
        Mapping, Modeling and Monitoring Act, S1488 [23JA], S4911-
        S4913 [7AP]
      S. 240, allow farmer-owned cooperatives access to small ethanol 
        producer tax credit, S1746 [29JA]
      S. 325, increase competition and transparency among packers 
        required to report information on the price and quantity of 
        livestock purchased, S2052 [6FE]
      S. 332, permit States to purchase certain pesticides sold in 
        Canada, S2057 [6FE]
      S. 355, Biodiesel Promotion Act, S2216 [11FE]
      S. 356, EPACT Alternative Fuel Flexibility Act, S2217 [11FE]
      S. 357, modify renewable energy credit to include agricultural 
        and animal waste sources as a renewable energy resource, S2217 
        [11FE]
      S. 427, Agriculture Security Assistance Act, S2597 [24FE]
      S. 430, Agriculture Security Preparedness Act, S2598-S2600 
        [24FE]
      S. 494, modify renewable energy tax credit to include 
        agricultural and animal waste sources as a renewable energy 
        resource, S2978 [27FE]
      S. 520, Fremont-Madison Conveyance Act, H8229 [16SE]
      S. 520. Fremont-Madison Conveyance Act, S7939 [16JN]
      S. 532, Colonias Gateway Initiative Act, S3188 [5MR]
      S. 665, Tax Empowerment and Relief for Farmers and Fishermen 
        (TERFF) Act, S4006-S4009 [19MR]
      S. 667, strengthen payment limitations for commodity payments 
        and benefits under Food Security Act, S4017 [19MR]
      S. 900, Lower Yellowstone Reclamation Projects Conveyance Act, 
        S5355 [11AP]
      S. 995, Child Nutrition Initiatives Act, S5737 [5MY]
      S. 996, Commodity Distribution Act, S5774 [6MY]
      S. 1007, Better Nutrition for School Children Act, S5787 [6MY]
      S. 1097, Dept. of the Interior implementation of the CALFED Bay-
        Delta Program, S6860-S6863 [21MY]
      S. 1103, Meat and Poultry Pathogen Reduction and Enforcement 
        Act, S6982-S6984 [22MY]
      S. 1120, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Reorganization 
        Act, S7004 [22MY]
      S. 1187, At-Risk Consumer Protection Through Food Safety 
        Labeling Act, S7401 [4JN]
      S. 1263, Rural Economic Investment Act, S7881 [13JN]
      S. 1298, Downed Animal Protection Act, S8243 [19JN]
      S. 1316, Conservation Reserve Program Tax Fairness Act, S8441 
        [24JN]
      S. 1323, Family Farmer Bankruptcy Relief Act, S8442 [24JN]
      S. 1324, U.S. Agricultural Products Market Access Act, S8443 
        [24JN]
      S. 1406, permit the EPA to register Canadian pesticides, S9419-
        S9421 [15JY]
      S. 1454, National Drought Preparedness Act, S9908-S9912 [24JY]
      S. 1464, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Tax Incentive Act, S9974 
        [25JY]
      S. 1644, limit the number of packer-owned swine that certain 
        packers may slaughter in any calendar year, S11834 [23SE]
      S. 1645, Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security 
        Act, S11845-S11855 [23SE]
      S. 1755, Farm-to-Cafeteria Projects Act, S12846 [17OC]
      S. 1766, prohibit use of certain conservation funding to provide 
        technical assistance under the Conservation Reserve Program, 
        S12975 [21OC]
      S. 1840, Voluntary Public Access and Wildlife Habitat Incentive 
        Program Act, S14273 [7NO]
      S. 1920, extend reenactment period for chapter 12 of the 
        bankruptcy code relative to family farmers, S16063 [25NO]
      S. 1924, Dairy Farm Workers Fairness Act, S15420 [21NO]
      S. 1957, U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act, 
        S15982 [25NO]
      S. 1996, Oglala Sioux Tribe Angostura Irrigation Project 
        Rehabilitation and Development Act, S16134 [9DE]
      S. Res. 106, Foreign Agricultural Service anniversary, S4909, 
        S4915 [7AP]
      S. Res. 127, reduce interest rate on loans to processors of 
        sugar beets and sugarcane to conform to the intent of 
        Congress, S5612 [30AP]
      S. Res. 154, condemn European Union moratorium on approval of 
        new agricultural biotechnology products, S7159, S7172 [23MY]
      S. Res. 217, greater access for U.S. agricultural producers to 
        foreign markets, S10925 [1AU]
      S.J. Res. 22, Agricultural Research Service anniversary, S13835 
        [3NO], H11163 [17NO]
  Transcripts
      Telephone Conversation on Custom Farming: Thomas C. Dorr and 
        Paul Dorr, S14979 [18NO]
  Tributes
      Chavez, Cesar E., H2578-H2584 [1AP], E626 [31MR]




AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Senior citizens: modify the eligibility criteria for 
        supplemental foods provided under the Commodity Supplemental 
        Food Program (see S. 468), S2919 [27FE] (see H.R. 1021), H1463 
        [27FE]




AGRICULTURE SECURITY ASSISTANCE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 427), S2594 [24FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 427), S2596 [24FE], S5332 [11AP], S11472 [15SE], 
        S15968 [25NO]
  Texts of
      S. 427, provisions, S2597 [24FE]




AGRICULTURE SECURITY PREPAREDNESS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 430), S2594 [24FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 430), S2596 [24FE], S5332 [11AP], S11472 [15SE], 
        S15968 [25NO]
  Texts of
      S. 430, provisions, S2598-S2600 [24FE]




AGUIAR RAMIREZ, NELSON A.

  Remarks in House
      Cuba: call for release of political prisoners, E2114 [21OC]




AGUIRRE, EDUARDO, JR.

  Remarks in Senate
      Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services: nomination to be 
        Director, S8256 [19JN]




AGUIRRE, MARIE S.

  Reports filed
      Nomination to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S5172 [10AP]




AHERN, BERTIE (Prime Minister, Ireland)

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S3715 [13MR]




AHLSTEDT, STEVE

  Remarks in House
      Ramsey, NJ: Knights of Columbus Shield Award recipients, E1087 
        [2JN]




AHMAD, ISHMAEL-LATEEF

  Remarks in House
      Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists: Excellence 
        in Communications Award recipient, E1852 [23SE]




AHN, SUZANNE INSOOK

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1862 [23SE], E2038 [15OC]




AHOLD USA, INC.

  Letters
      Medicare drug plans and organizations transfer of savings from 
        drug manufacturers' rebate, discount, and incentive programs 
        to local pharmacies and consumers, S8183 [19JN]




AHRENS, JIM

  Addresses
      Wentworth Military Academy Memorial Service, E2136 [28OC]




AHUJA, MONTE

  Remarks in Senate
      National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, Inc.: Ellis Island 
        Medal of Honor recipient, S14026 [5NO]




AIDS COUNCIL OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK

  Letters
      Early Treatment for HIV Act, S5089 [9AP]




AIDS DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ADAP) WORKING GROUP

  Letters
      Early Treatment for HIV Act, S5087 [9AP]




AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

  Letters
      Strengthen restrictions on business affiliate sharing of medical 
        information, S13879 [4NO]




AIKEN, JAMES E.

  Appointments
      National Prison Rape Reduction Commission, S16159 [9DE]




AIKEN, THOMAS J.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2419 [22NO]




AIKEN, TIMOTHY D.

  Remarks in House
      Dept. of Defense: Douglas McArthur Leadership Award recipient, 
        H4325 [20MY]




AIR CARGO SECURITY ACT

  Amendments
      Enact (S. 165), S5929, S5974 [8MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Aviation: allow the arming of pilots of cargo aircraft, S3721 
        [13MR]
      Enact (S. 165), S3721 [13MR], S5929-S5939 [8MY], S5993 [9MY]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
        (Senate) (S. 165) (S. Rept. 108-38), S5433 [28AP]
  Texts of
      S. 165, provisions, S5936-S5939 [8MY]




AIR CARGO SECURITY IMPROVEMENT ACT

  Amendments
      Enact (S. 165), S5929, S5974 [8MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 165), S5929-S5939 [8MY], S5993 [9MY]
  Texts of
      S. 165, provisions, S5936-S5939 [8MY]




AIR FORCE  see Department of Defense




AIR FORCE ENLISTED FOUNDATION

  Remarks in House
      Shalimar, FL: dedication of Bob Gates Welcome Center-Auditorium 
        at Bob Hope Village, E1999 [8OC]




AIR FORCE MAGAZINE

  Articles and editorials
      Long Reach of the Heavy Bombers, S14266-S14268 [7NO]




AIR FORCE TIMES (publication)

  Articles and editorials
      One Size Fits All?, S12140 [29SE]




AIR POLLUTION  related term(s) Clean Air Act; Ecology and Environment
  Amendments
      Southern Ute Indian Tribe: implement intergovernmental agreement 
        with Colorado on air quality control (S. 551), S15502 [21NO]
  Analyses
      Freedom To Establish State High (FRESH) Air Quality Act (H.R. 
        3133), E1818 [17SE]
  Appointments
      Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center, S9823 
        [23JY]
  Articles and editorials
      Alaska, No Longer So Frigid, Starts To Crack, Burn and Sag, 
        S3351 [7MR]
      Climate Change--The Science Isn't Settled, S10022 [28JY]
      Hot Words--A Claim of Nonhuman-Induced Global Warming Sparks 
        Debate, S9209 [10JY]
      Houston Link to D-FW Smog Doubted, H10099 [29OC]
      Leading Climate Scientists Reaffirm View That Late 20th Century 
        Warming Was Unusual and Resulted From Human Activity, S9208 
        [10JY]
      Local Environmental Green Star Program Recognized by State, 
        E2144 [28OC]
      Nonprofits Push Controversial Climate Study, S9210 [10JY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Agriculture: provide emergency agriculture assistance, impose 
        tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk protein 
        concentrates, and provide tax relief for farmers and producers 
        of biodiesel (see S. 154), S288 [14JA]
      Airports: conduct a study to assess and reduce the adverse 
        environmental impacts of ground and flight operations (see 
        H.R. 3419), H10236 [30OC]
      California: application of State regulations relative to 
        reformulated gasoline in certain areas (see H.R. 244), H134 
        [8JA]
      Clean Air Act: amend gasoline requirements to prevent future 
        supply shortages and price spikes in the gasoline market (see 
        H.R. 1020), H1463 [27FE]
      ------amend mass transit projects relative to conformity 
        requirements (see H.R. 673), H390 [11FE]
      ------modify certain provisions relative to methyl bromide (see 
        H.R. 3403), H10129 [29OC]
      ------prohibit stationary sources located in ozone nonattainment 
        areas from buying nitrogen oxide emission credits under the 
        EPA nitrogen oxide trading program without consent of the 
        sources' State (see H.R. 3555), H11701 [20NO]
      ------prohibit the use of certain fuel additives including 
        methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) in reformulated gasoline 
        (see H.R. 2253), H4736 [22MY]
      ------reduce acid deposition (see H.R. 203), H59 [7JA]
      ------reduce powerplant pollution through expansion of cap and 
        trade programs and an alternative regulatory classification 
        for units subject to such programs (see S. 485), S2920 [27FE] 
        (see S. 1844), S14335 [10NO] (see H.R. 999), H1462 [27FE]
      Climate: reduce risks from global warming and climate change to 
        the economy, environment, and quality of life (see S. 17), S35 
        [7JA]
      Coal: develop and implement advanced clean coal technology 
        programs and provide tax incentives to encourage the 
        retrofitting, repowering, or replacement of coal-based 
        electricity generating facilities (see S. 582), S3410 [10MR]
      ------develop and implement advanced clean coal technology 
        programs and provide tax incentives to implement such programs 
        at coal-based electricity generating facilities (see S. 727), 
        S4512 [27MR]
      ------facilitate the production and generation of coal-based 
        power (see H.R. 1213), H1745 [11MR]
      ------provide for research, development, and demonstration on 
        coal and related technologies (see H.R. 1269), H1900 [13MR]
      Dept. of the Interior: implement final rule to phase out 
        snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park, John D. 
        Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and Grand Teton National 
        Park, and snowplane use in Grand Teton National Park (see S. 
        965), S5650 [1MY] (see H.R. 1130), H1679 [6MR]
      Dept. of Transportation: require consideration of sulfur or 
        carbon emissions reductions and make renewable fuel projects 
        eligible under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality 
        Improvement Program (see H.R. 318), H137 [8JA]
      Disasters: prohibit liability for the effects of emissions and 
        emission byproducts caused by an act of nature (see H.R. 
        1891), H3570 [30AP]
      Ecology and environment: prohibit use of methyl tertiary butyl 
        ether (MTBE) as a gasoline additive, repeal oxygenate 
        requirement for reformulated gasoline, and provide funding for 
        clean up of underground storage tanks (see H.R. 2136), H4204 
        [15MY]
      ------promote and coordinate global change research (see H.R. 
        1578), H2703 [2AP]
      Electric power: establish a national uniform multiple air 
        pollutant regulatory program for the electric generating 
        sector (see S. 843), S5059 [9AP] (see H.R. 3093), H8283 [16SE]
      ------reduce emissions from electric powerplants (see S. 366), 
        S2340 [12FE] (see H.R. 2042), H3857 [8MY]
      EPA: allow States, Indian tribes, municipalities, and air 
        pollution control agencies discretion as to whether or not to 
        implement new source review revisions (see H.R. 3133), H8381 
        [17SE]
      ------establish greenhouse gas inventory, registry, and 
        information system (see S. 194), S1144 [17JA] (see H.R. 1245), 
        H1811 [12MR]
      ------reduce underground storage tank releases by strengthening 
        inspections, operator training, program enforcement, 
        oxygenated fuel cleanup, and providing States greater Federal 
        resources (see H.R. 3335), H9687 [17OC]
      Hazardous substances: implement certain conventions dealing with 
        organic pollutants, chemicals, and pesticides (see S. 1486), 
        S10140 [29JY]
      ------require powerplants, industrial plants, and incinerators 
        to reduce mercury emissions (see S. 484), S2920 [27FE]
      Health: improve indoor air quality in schools and other 
        buildings to reduce asthma (see H.R. 1849), H3451 [29AP]
      Mexico: prohibit exportation of natural gas from the U.S. for 
        use in electric powerplants near the border that do not comply 
        with U.S. air quality control requirements (see S. 107), S132 
        [9JA] (see H.R. 287), H136 [8JA]
      Petroleum: eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from 
        U.S. fuel supply, expand production and use of renewable fuel, 
        and increase energy independence (see S. 385), S2456 [13FE] 
        (see S. 791), S4824 [3AP] (see H.R. 837), H703 [13FE]
      Public utilities: increase production of clean, domestically 
        produced renewable energy as a fuel source for the national 
        electric system (see S. 944), S5483 [29AP]
      Refuse disposal: phase out incineration of solid waste (see H.R. 
        2827), H7453 [23JY]
      Southern Ute Indian Tribe: implement intergovernmental agreement 
        with Colorado on air quality control (see S. 551), S3252 [6MR] 
        (see H.R. 1484), H2471 [27MR]
      Taxation: encourage and accelerate production, sale, and use of 
        new motor vehicles powered by alternative fuels or other 
        advanced motor vehicle technologies (see S. 505), S3086 [4MR] 
        (see H.R. 1054), H1514 [4MR]
      ------extend deduction for clean-fuel vehicles and certain 
        refueling property (see H.R. 3694), H12919 [8DE]
      ------issuance of tax-exempt bonds for certain air and water 
        pollution control facilities and application of volume caps 
        for private activity bonds for such facilities and water and 
        sewage facilities (see S. 1917), S15406 [21NO] (see H.R. 
        3042), H8081 [9SE]
      ------provide a credit for qualified clean-fuel vehicles used in 
        certain ozone nonattainment areas (see H.R. 2865), H7615 
        [24JY]
      ------provide a credit for qualifying clean technology engines 
        (see H.R. 2838), H7454 [23JY]
      ------provide a tax credit to promote the production of 
        biodiesel (see S. 355), S2187 [11FE]
      ------provide incentives for the production of motor vehicles 
        powered by alternative fuels (see H.R. 799), H701 [13FE]
      ------provide incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel (see 
        H.R. 1279), H1901 [13MR] (see H.R. 1942), H3636 [1MY] (see 
        H.R. 3119), H8381 [17SE]
      ------provide incentives to increase the sale and use of certain 
        ethanol and biodiesel fuels (see H.R. 1447), H2401 [26MR]
      ------treatment of clean-fuel vehicles used by businesses within 
        Clean Air Act nonattainment areas (see H.R. 185), H58 [7JA]
  Explanations
      Differences Between Representative Barton's Ozone Extension 
        Provisions in H.R. 6, Energy Policy Act, and President 
        Clinton's 1994 ``Bump-Up'' Policy for Ozone Pollution 
        Standards, S15223 [20NO]
  Letters
      Clarify exemption of certain small engines from California air 
        emission regulations and develop a national emissions 
        standard: Alan C. Lloyd, California Air Resources Board, 
        S14476 [12NO]
      ------John E. Hornback, Southeastern States Air Resource 
        Managers, Inc., S14475 [12NO], S14929 [17NO]
      ------R. Steven Brown and S. William Becker, S14476 [12NO]
      ------William Pound, National Conference of State Legislatures, 
        S14475 [12NO]
      Deadline extension for compliance with certain Clean Air Act 
        provisions in ozone nonattainment areas: Robert Perciasepe, 
        EPA, H10092 [29OC]
      ------several Senators, H10100 [29OC]
      Environmental protection: Debbie Sease, Sierra Club, S4900 [7AP]
      EPA and OMB proposed rule setting maximum achievable control 
        technology standards to reduce emissions of hazardous air 
        pollutants: several Senators, S14249 [7NO]
      Impact on the quality of life in rural, African villages of 
        implementing the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions 
        versus the electrification of such villages: John R. Christy, 
        E1077 [23MY]
      Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions ratification in 
        Canada: several climate experts, S10022 [28JY]
      Lower Manhattan, New York, NY, air quality: James L. 
        Connaughton, Council on Environmental Quality, S13250 [27OC]
      Prevent California from implementing air emission requirements 
        for small engines that would require the addition of devices 
        that are potential fire hazards to such engines: Donald P. 
        Bliss, National Association of State Fire Marshals, S14468 
        [12NO]
      ------Jacqueline Elder, CPSC, S14469 [12NO]
      ------Thomas J. Dammrick, National Marine Manufacturers 
        Association, S14469 [12NO]
      ------William Farr, Missouri Dept. of Public Safety, S14470 
        [12NO]
      ------William J. McCammon, California Fire Chiefs Association, 
        S14468 [12NO], S14930 [17NO]
      Study new source review program changes relative to preventing 
        deterioration of clean air regulations and determine effects 
        on air pollution and human health: Ande Abbott, International 
        Brotherhood of Boilermakers, S1215 [21JA]
      ------Lloyd L. Eagan and Ellen Garvey, S1174 [21JA]
      ------Martha A. Marks, REP America (organization), S1174 [21JA]
      ------Physicians for Social Responsibility (organization), S1173 
        [21JA]
      ------R. Bruce Josten, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, S1213 [21JA]
      ------Robert Perciasepe, EPA, S1212, S1215 [21JA]
      ------Senators Inhofe and Breaux, S1212 [21JA]
      ------several Senators, S1173, S1224 [21JA]
      Use of statistical age-adjusted analysis to determine the 
        benefits of pollution control: Michael W. Naylor, AARP, S14934 
        [17NO]
      Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks snowmobile use 
        phaseout: several former National Park Service officials, 
        H7074 [17JY]
  Lists
      Bibliography of select research on the health impacts of soot, 
        S3349 [7MR]
      Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) Subcommittee on Energy 
        and Air Quality witnesses for hearing on extension of 
        deadlines for compliance with certain Clean Air Act provisions 
        in ozone nonattainment areas, H10097 [29OC]
      Organizations supporting establishing Federal renewable fuels 
        standards, repealing oxygenate requirements, and eliminating 
        methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from U.S. fuel supply, 
        S7427 [5JN]
      Organizations supporting prohibiting use of statistical age-
        adjusted analysis to determine the benefits of pollution 
        control, S14935 [17NO]
  Memorandums
      Deadline Extension for Compliance With Certain Clean Air Act 
        Provisions in Ozone Nonattainment Areas: Mary D. Nichols, EPA, 
        H10094 [29OC]
  Press releases
      OPEI Succeeds in Dramatically Improving California Emission 
        Regulations: Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, S14475 [12NO]
  Remarks in House
      Africa: impact on the quality of life in rural villages of 
        implementing the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions 
        versus the electrification of such villages, E1077 [23MY]
      Aviation: emission credits for airport improvement projects, 
        H5209 [11JN]
      Budget: impact of Bush administration proposals on Hispanic 
        Americans, H1476 [4MR]
      Clean Air Act: extension of deadlines for compliance with 
        certain provisions in ozone nonattainment areas, H10091-H10106 
        [29OC], E2191 [31OC]
      ------prohibit stationary sources located in ozone nonattainment 
        areas from buying nitrogen oxide emission credits under the 
        EPA nitrogen oxide trading program without consent of the 
        sources' State (H.R. 3555), E2377 [21NO]
      Climate: global warming, H6719, H6720 [15JY]
      Coal: develop and implement advanced clean coal technology 
        programs and provide tax incentives to implement such programs 
        at coal-based electricity generating facilities, H11409 
        [18NO], E2383 [21NO], E2473 [8DE]
      ------facilitate the production and generation of coal-based 
        power, H3320 [11AP]
      Dept. of Energy: implementation of an electron scrubbing project 
        for the removal of air pollutants at a commercial-scale 
        electrical generation plant using high sulfur coal, E2383 
        [21NO]
      Dept. of the Interior: allow alternative multi-passenger 
        vehicles in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National 
        Park, H7887, H7888 [4SE]
      ------phaseout of snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park 
        and Grand Teton National Park, H6710 [15JY], H7069-H7075 
        [17JY]
      Eagle County, CO: tribute to Eagle Valley Alliance for 
        Sustainability Green Star Program, E2144 [28OC]
      Ecology and environment: evaluation of Bush administration 
        policies, H6842 [15JY]
      ------prohibit use of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) as a 
        gasoline additive, H11385, H11415 [18NO]
      ------promote and coordinate global change research (H.R. 1578), 
        E643 [2AP]
      Electric power: reduce emissions from electric powerplants (H.R. 
        2042), E903 [9MY]
      EPA: allow States, Indian tribes, municipalities, and air 
        pollution control agencies discretion as to whether or not to 
        implement new source review revisions (H.R. 3133), E1817 
        [17SE]
      ------anniversary of regulations governing use of 
        chlorofluorocarbon propellants in aerosol products, E480 
        [17MR]
      ------prohibit use of statistical age-adjusted analysis to 
        determine the benefits of pollution control, H7693 [25JY]
      ------reduce proliferation of boutique fuels and implement plans 
        that use Federal clean burning gasoline or Low Reid Vapor 
        Pressure gasoline, H3274-H3277 [10AP]
      ------reduce underground storage tank releases by strengthening 
        inspections, operator training, program enforcement, 
        oxygenated fuel cleanup, and providing States greater Federal 
        resources, H11409 [18NO]
      FDA: phaseout of metered dose inhalers containing 
        chlorofluorocarbons, H7666 [25JY]
      Government regulations: oppose EPA new source review rule 
        changes relative to preventing deterioration of clean air 
        regulations, H8224 [16SE], E1866 [23SE]
      Mexico: prohibit exportation of natural gas from the U.S. for 
        use in electric powerplants near the border that do not comply 
        with U.S. air quality control requirements (H.R. 287), E47 
        [8JA]
      Michigan: effect of ozone transport in southwest Michigan 
        demonstration project, H11411 [18NO]
      Petroleum: eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from 
        U.S. fuel supply, expand production and use of renewable fuel, 
        and increase energy independence (H.R. 837), H1296 [25FE], 
        H1927 [18MR]
      ------encourage use of ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) to meet 
        renewable fuel compliance standards, H11415 [18NO]
      Power resources: fuel cell research funding, E229 [13FE]
      Taxation: provide incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel 
        (H.R. 3119), E1841 [17SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Airports: conduct a study to assess and reduce the adverse 
        environmental impacts of ground and flight operations, S15389 
        [21NO]
      Aviation: provide for monitoring of aircraft air quality and 
        require air carriers to address complaints and maintain 
        records associated with aircraft air quality, S7811 [12JN]
      California: prevent implementation of air emission requirements 
        for small engines that would require the addition of devices 
        that are potential fire hazards to such engines, S14467-S14470 
        [12NO], S14928-S14932 [17NO]
      Clean Air Act: reduce powerplant pollution through expansion of 
        cap and trade programs and an alternative regulatory 
        classification for units subject to such programs, S1788 
        [30JA]
      ------reduce powerplant pollution through expansion of cap and 
        trade programs and an alternative regulatory classification 
        for units subject to such programs (S. 485), S2943 [27FE], 
        S3352-S3354 [7MR]
      Climate: global warming, S3348-S3354 [7MR], S10013-S10023 
        [28JY], S14301 [10NO]
      ------reduce risks from global warming and climate change to the 
        economy, environment, and quality of life (S. 17), S134-S136 
        [9JA]
      ------reduce risks from global warming and climate change to the 
        environment, S9208 [10JY]
      Coal: develop and implement advanced clean coal technology 
        programs and provide tax incentives to encourage the 
        retrofitting, repowering, or replacement of coal-based 
        electricity generating facilities (S. 582), S3412 [10MR]
      ------develop and implement advanced clean coal technology 
        programs and provide tax incentives to implement such programs 
        at coal-based electricity generating facilities, S15967 [25NO]
      ------develop and implement advanced clean coal technology 
        programs and provide tax incentives to implement such programs 
        at coal-based electricity generating facilities (S. 727), 
        S4518-S4520 [27MR]
      ------mine safety and health benefits for coal miners, S15967 
        [25NO]
      Ecology and environment: national objectives priority 
        assignments, S1647-S1649 [28JA], S1788 [30JA], S9946-S9948 
        [25JY]
      ------redirect proposed tax revenues to increase enviromental 
        and natural resources conservation programs funding, S4142-
        S4144 [20MR], S4267 [21MR]
      ------stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at levels that 
        would prevent dangerous interference with the climate system 
        while minimizing adverse economic and social impacts, S10211 
        [30JY]
      ------use of science in developing environmental policy, S10012-
        S10023 [28JY]
      Electric power: establish a national uniform multiple air 
        pollutant regulatory program for the electric generating 
        sector (S. 843), S5076-S5083 [9AP], S9319-S9321 [14JY]
      ------reduce emissions from electric powerplants, S14248-S14250 
        [7NO], S15959 [25NO]
      ------reduce emissions from electric powerplants (S. 366), 
        S2345-S2353 [12FE], S3348-S3354 [7MR], S13588 [30OC]
      EPA: clarify exemption of certain small engines from California 
        air emission regulations and develop a national emissions 
        standard, S14467-S14470, S14472-S14477 [12NO], S14928-S14932 
        [17NO]
      ------establish greenhouse gas inventory, registry, and 
        information system (S. 194), S1145 [17JA]
      ------expedite finalization of maximum achievable control 
        technology emission standards for mercury, S9946-S9948 [25JY]
      ------prohibit use of statistical age-adjusted analysis to 
        determine the benefits of pollution control, S14934-S14936 
        [17NO]
      ------provide regional offices with mobile air pollution 
        monitoring networks relative to disasters and catastrophic 
        toxic emissions, S13482 [29OC]
      Government regulations: oppose EPA new source review rule 
        changes relative to preventing deterioration of clean air 
        regulations, S13260 [27OC]
      ------study new source review program changes relative to 
        preventing deterioration of clean air regulations and to 
        determine effects of such changes on air pollution and human 
        health, S1171-S1194, S1208, S1212-S1220, S1223-S1226 [21JA], 
        S1303-S1307 [22JA], S1446 [23JA]
      Hazardous substances: implement certain conventions dealing with 
        organic pollutants, chemicals, and pesticides (S. 1486), 
        S10151 [29JY]
      ------require powerplants, industrial plants, and incinerators 
        to reduce mercury emissions, S15959 [25NO]
      ------require powerplants, industrial plants, and incinerators 
        to reduce mercury emissions (S. 484), S2941-S2943 [27FE]
      Leavitt, Michael O.: nomination to be EPA Administrator, S13237-
        S13251 [27OC], S13326-S13340 [28OC]
      Mexico: prohibit exportation of natural gas from the U.S. for 
        use in electric powerplants near the border that do not comply 
        with U.S. air quality control requirements (S. 107), S153 
        [9JA]
      Motor vehicles: increase corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) 
        standards and encourage use of alternative fuels and advanced 
        technology vehicles, S1449 [23JA]
      National Academy of Sciences: include in study an evaluation of 
        the impact of the EPA promulgated final rule on routine 
        equipment replacement, S14994 [18NO]
      National Research Council: conduct study on health and 
        environmental hazards of coal combustion wastes, S14525 [12NO]
      New York, NY: release of EPA report on air quality relative to 
        collapse of World Trade Center, S11138-S11141 [5SE]
      Petroleum: eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from 
        U.S. fuel supply, expand production and use of renewable fuel, 
        and increase energy independence, S7365 [4JN], S7444-S7447 
        [5JN]
      ------eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from U.S. 
        fuel supply, expand production and use of renewable fuel, and 
        increase energy independence (S. 385), S2446, S2458-S2462 
        [13FE]
      ------eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from U.S. 
        fuel supply, expand production and use of renewable fuel, and 
        increase energy independence (S. 791), S14313 [10NO]
      ------encourage use of ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) to meet 
        renewable fuel compliance standards, S7447 [5JN]
      Power resources: establish Federal renewable fuels standards, 
        repeal oxygenate requirements, and eliminate methyl tertiary-
        butyl ether (MTBE) from U.S. fuel supply, S5888-S5894, S5897-
        S5899 [8MY], S5983, S5985-S5991 [9MY], S6043-S6047, S6050 
        [13MY], S7206-S7221 [3JN]
      ------fuel cell research funding, S1442, S1443 [23JA], S2035 
        [6FE], S2514-S2516 [14FE], S2730-S2732 [26FE]
      Public utilities: increase production of clean, domestically 
        produced renewable energy as a fuel source for the national 
        electric system (S. 944), S5491 [29AP]
      Southern Ute Indian Tribe: implement intergovernmental agreement 
        with Colorado on air quality control (S. 551), S3275 [6MR], 
        S15502 [21NO]
      Taxation: encourage and accelerate production, sale, and use of 
        new motor vehicles powered by alternative fuels or other 
        advanced motor vehicle technologies (S. 505), S3089 [4MR], 
        S15341 [21NO]
      ------issuance of tax-exempt bonds for certain air and water 
        pollution control facilities and application of volume caps 
        for private activity bonds for such facilities and water and 
        sewage facilities (S. 1917), S15414 [21NO]
      ------provide a tax credit to promote the production of 
        biodiesel (S. 355), S2213-S2216 [11FE]
      Treaties and agreements: conditions for the U.S. becoming a 
        signatory to any international agreement on greenhouse gas 
        emissions, S13585 [30OC]
      ------decision not to ratify Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas 
        emissions, S10014-S10023 [28JY]
  Reports filed
      Reliable Fuels Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works 
        (Senate) (S. 791) (S. Rept. 108-57), S7234 [3JN]
      Southern Ute and Colorado Intergovernmental Agreement 
        Implementation Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works 
        (Senate) (S. 551) (S. Rept. 108-201), S15186 [19NO]
  Statements
      Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases: American Geophysical Union 
        Council, S9209 [10JY]
      Study New Source Review Program Changes Relative To Preventing 
        Deterioration of Clean Air Regulations and Determine Effects 
        on Air Pollution and Human Health: Ande Abbott, International 
        Brotherhood of Boilermakers, S1214 [21JA]
  Summaries
      Clean Efficient Automobiles Resulting from Advanced Car 
        Technologies (CLEAR) Act (S. 505), S3090 [4MR]
      Clean Power Act (S. 366), S2351 [12FE]
      Omnibus Mercury Emissions Reduction Act (S. 484), S2942 [27FE]
  Tables
      Comparing the Clean Air Act, Clean Power Act, and Clear Skies 
        Act, S3353 [7MR]
      Estimated annual health and mortality costs due to particulate 
        matter pollution from powerplants, S15960 [25NO]
      New source review correspondence--information requests and Bush 
        administration responses, S1177-S1193 [21JA]
  Testimonies
      Deadline Extension for Compliance With Certain Clean Air Act 
        Provisions in Ozone Nonattainment Areas: David S. Baron, 
        Earthjustice (law firm), H10104 [29OC]
      ------J. David Farren, Southern Environmental Law Center, H10102 
        [29OC]
      ------Ramon Alvarez, Environmental Defense (organization), 
        H10101 [29OC]
      ------Samuel A. Wolfe, New Jersey Dept. of Environmental 
        Protection, H10100 [29OC]
      Impact of the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty on Ohio's Coal 
        Dependent Communities: Robert E. Murray, Murray Energy Corp., 
        E1035 [21MY]
  Texts of
      S. 194, National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Registry 
        Act, S1146-S1148 [17JA]
      S. 355, Biodiesel Promotion Act, S2216 [11FE]
      S. 366, Clean Power Act, S2346-S2351 [12FE]
      S. 485, Clear Skies Act, S2943-S2971 [27FE]
      S. 551, Southern Ute and Colorado Intergovernmental Agreement 
        Implementation Act, S3275 [6MR], S15502 [21NO]
      S. 582, Coal Energy Research Development and Demonstration Act, 
        S3412-S3418 [10MR]
      S. 843, Clean Air Planning Act, S5077-S5083 [9AP]
      S. 944, Renewable Energy Investment Act, S5491 [29AP]
      S. 1844, Clear Skies Act, S14336-S14364 [10NO]
      S. 1917, Clean Air and Water Investment and Infrastructure Act, 
        S15414 [21NO]




AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.

  Remarks in Senate
      Dept. of Energy: Ion Transport Membrane (ITM) Oxygen and Ion 
        Transport Membrane (ITM) Syngas programs funding, S11821, 
        S11822 [23SE]




AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Pitas, Andrew: Air Traffic Control Association Glenn Gilbert 
        Award recipient, E411 [7MR]




AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Remove matching requirement for airport security-related capital 
        investment grants, S7801 [12JN]




AIR TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES ASSISTANCE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 1553), H2702 [2AP]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1553), E654 [2AP]




AIRCRAFT  see Common Carriers




AIRCRAFT NOISE REDUCTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 3417), H10236 [30OC]




AIRCRAFT OWNERS AND PILOTS ASSOCIATION

  Bills and resolutions
      Safety: tribute to proactive commitment to general aviation 
        security (see H. Res. 120), H1516 [4MR]
  Remarks in House
      Airport Support Network and Airport Watch Programs: tribute, 
        E938 [13MY]
      Safety: tribute to proactive commitment to general aviation 
        security (H. Res. 120), E353 [4MR]




AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS  see Aviation




AIRPORTS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL-NORTH AMERICA

  Letters
      Remove matching requirement for airport security-related capital 
        investment grants, S7801 [12JN]




AKAKA, DANIEL K. (a Senator from Hawaii)

  Amendments
      Abortion: prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), S3481, S3555 
        [11MR]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), S13998, S14066, 
        S14067 [5NO]
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 2), S1059, S1091 
        [16JA], S1165 [17JA], S1287 [21JA], S1355 [22JA], S1406, S1480 
        [23JA]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (S. 1689), S12354, S12393 [2OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (S. 762), S4747, S4786, S4825, S4865 [3AP]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (S. Con. 
        Res. 23), S4276 [21MR], S4389 [25MR]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (S. 1215), S7736 [11JN]
      Credit: prevent identity theft, improve use of and access to 
        consumer reports, limit sharing of certain consumer 
        information, and improve financial education and literacy (S. 
        1753), S13942 [4NO]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1050), S6810, S6854 [21MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2658), S9529, S9563, S9600, 
        S9602 [17JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: ensure continuation of non-homeland 
        security functions of transferred Federal agencies (S. 910), 
        S16043 [25NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2555), S9809 [23JY], S9871, 
        S9917, S9918, S9919 [24JY]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9193, 
        S9254, S9261 [10JY]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2691), S11833 [23SE]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2660), S10948, S10985 [2SE], 
        S11009, S11040 [3SE], S11069, S11121 [4SE], S11136, S11170 
        [5SE], S11226, S11258, S11259 [9SE], S11296 [10SE]
      Depts. of Transportation and the Treasury, and independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2989), S13092, S13119, 
        S13170, S13171, S13173 [23OC]
      Depts. of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and sundry independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2861), S14845 [12NO]
      Ecology and environment: manage risk of potential climate change 
        through reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases (S. 139), 
        S13523 [29OC]
      Medicare: reform and provide prescription drug coverage (S. 1), 
        S8330, S8369 [23JN], S8449 [24JN], S8495, S8580, S8583 [25JN]
      Peace Corps: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9193, S9254, 
        S9261 [10JY]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (S. 14), S7516, S7557 [9JN], S7702, S7737 
        [11JN], S10693 [31JY]
      Treaty Between the U.S. and Russia on Strategic Offensive 
        Reductions: ratification, S3223, S3229, S3237, S3335 [6MR]
  Appointments
      Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, S5979 [8MY]
      Conferee: H.R. 1588, Dept. of Defense appropriations for 
        military activities and prescribing personnel strengths, S7364 
        [4JN]
  Articles and editorials
      Levin--Untested Missile Defense Setup Poses Risks--Can Missile 
        Shield Be Built? Senator Levin, Detroit (MI) News, S2182 
        [11FE]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Armed Forces: exempt certain members from requirement to pay 
        subsistence charges while hospitalized (see S. 1622), S11568 
        [16SE]
      ------improve benefits for members of the uniformed services and 
        veterans (see S. 19), S35 [7JA]
      ------support members engaging in military action in Iraq and 
        President Bush for his efforts as Commander in Chief (see S. 
        Res. 95), S4166 [20MR]
      Arms control: support nonproliferation programs (see S. Res. 
        90), S4899 [7AP]
      Blair, Tony: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 709), S4513 
        [27MR]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (see S. 1215), S7833 [12JN]
      Children and youth: promote financial education (see S. 1181), 
        S7381 [4JN]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see S. 76), S36 [7JA]
      ------prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages based on 
        sex, race, or national origin (see S. 841), S5059 [9AP]
      ------protect (see S. 16), S35 [7JA]
      Climate: reduce risks from global warming and climate change to 
        the economy, environment, and quality of life (see S. 17), S35 
        [7JA]
      Coastal Zone Management Act: authorize the acquisition of 
        coastal areas to ensure their protection from conversion or 
        development (see S. 861), S14271 [7NO]
      Columbia (space shuttle): tribute to crew (see S. Res. 41), 
        S1870 [4FE] (see S. Res. 45), S1977 [5FE]
      Compact of Free Association: approve and amend (see S.J. Res. 
        16), S9328 [14JY]
      Consumers: protect from predatory mortgage lending practices 
        (see S. 1928), S15407 [21NO]
      Contraceptives: require equitable coverage of drugs, devices, 
        and services under health insurance plans (see S. 1396), 
        S11832 [23SE]
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (see S. 966), S5650 
        [1MY]
      Cuba: lift travel restrictions (see S. 950), S9794 [23JY]
      Daniel Patrick Moynihan Global Affairs Institute: support (see 
        S. 1302), S8232 [19JN]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 
        498), S4513 [27MR]
      Dept. of Agriculture: organic food standards relative to 
        livestock and dairy production (see S. 457), S3621 [12MR]
      Dept. of Defense: establish a National Security Personnel System 
        to improve flexibility and management of civilian personnel 
        (see S. 1166), S7981 [17JN]
      Dept. of HHS: establish, promote, and support a comprehensive 
        prevention, research, and medical management referral program 
        for hepatitis C virus infection (see S. 1143), S10266 [30JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: appoint a Director to the Office for 
        State and Local Government Coordination and transfer the 
        Office for Domestic Preparedness to the Office of the 
        Secretary (see S. 796), S5543 [30AP]
      ------establish a technology, equipment, and information 
        transfer program with State and local law enforcement agencies 
        (see S. 1612), S12838 [17OC]
      ------improve financial accountability requirements (see S. 
        1567), S10906 [1AU]
      Dept. of Justice: waive limitation on the use of appropriated 
        funds for the State Homeland Security Grant Program (see S. 
        838), S5543 [30AP]
      Dept. of the Interior: anniversary of National Wildlife Refuge 
        System (see S. Res. 87), S3730 [13MR]
      ------provide assistance through States to eligible weed 
        management entities to control or eradicate harmful, nonnative 
        weeds (see S. 144), S1871 [4FE]
      District of Columbia: provide a site for the National Women's 
        History Museum (see S. 1741), S13054 [22OC]
      Ecology and environment: manage risk of potential climate change 
        through reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases (see S. 
        139), S5950 [8MY]
      Education: encourage lifelong learning by investing in public 
        schools and improving access to and affordability of higher 
        education and job training (see S. 8), S34 [7JA]
      ------establish academies for teachers and students of American 
        history and civics and a national alliance of teachers of 
        American history and civics (see S. 504), S8233 [19JN]
      ------extend student loan forgiveness to Head Start teachers 
        (see S. 140), S1069 [16JA]
      ------increase availability of Head Start programs and quality 
        child care, reduce child hunger and encourage healthy eating 
        habits, and facilitate parental involvement (see S. 18), S35 
        [7JA]
      ------increase maximum amount of Pell Grant (see S. Res. 19), 
        S1069 [16JA]
      ------provide funding for student loan repayment for public 
        attorneys (see S. 1091), S16121 [9DE]
      ------provide student loan forgiveness to teachers who work in 
        tribal colleges or universities (see S. 378), S2595 [24FE]
      ------reaffirm support for Title IX prohibiting gender 
        discrimination in educational and athletic programs and its 
        critical role in guaranteeing equal educational opportunities 
        for women and girls (see S. Res. 40), S1872 [4FE]
      Electronic Fund Transfer Act: require additional disclosures 
        relative to exchange rates in transfers involving 
        international transactions (see S. 1344), S8725 [26JN]
      Employment: prohibit discrimination on the basis of affectional 
        or sexual orientation (see S. 1705), S12376 [2OC]
      Families and domestic relations: recognize and enhance public 
        awareness of the social problem of child abuse and neglect 
        (see S. Res. 52), S2596 [24FE]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: expand (see S. 304), S1976 [5FE]
      Federal employees: adjust certain Federal annuity computations 
        relative to periods of receiving disability payments (see S. 
        481), S3164 [5MR]
      ------ensure parity between the compensation of members of the 
        Armed Forces and civilian employees (see S. Con. Res. 1), S133 
        [9JA]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: provide greater access to 
        affordable pharmaceuticals (see S. 7), S34 [7JA]
      Financial Literacy and Education Coordinating Committee: 
        establish (see S. 1470), S10620 [31JY]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: limit Federal access to 
        library, bookseller, and other personal records for foreign 
        intelligence and counterintelligence purposes (see S. 1507), 
        S10617 [31JY]
      Forest Service: protection of certain roadless areas (see S. 
        1200), S8234 [19JN]
      FTC: ratify authority for implementation and enforcement of a 
        ``do-not-call'' registry relative to telemarketing firms (see 
        S. 1655), S11988 [25SE]
      Government: recognize Inspectors General for their efforts to 
        prevent and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, and 
        to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the 
        Federal Government (see S.J. Res. 18), S12137 [29SE]
      Hawaii: establish an additional permanent Federal judgeship (see 
        S. 2001), S16120 [9DE]
      Health: protect consumers in managed care and other health 
        coverage plans, provide parity for mental health coverage, 
        reduce medical errors, and increase access to quality health 
        care (see S. 10), S35 [7JA]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 
        1266), S14452 [11NO]
      Higher Education Act: amend to enhance literacy in finance and 
        economics (see S. 1968), S15975 [25NO]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see S. 1925), S15407 [21NO]
      Law enforcement: community policing programs (see S. 679), S4166 
        [20MR]
      ------eliminate backlog of DNA samples collected from crime 
        scenes and offenders and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (see S. 
        1700), S14806 [12NO]
      Marine mammals: reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal 
        scientific whaling and provide protection for, and 
        conservation of, the world's whale populations to prevent 
        trade in whale meat (see S. Con. Res. 55), S7832 [12JN]
      Martin, Phillip: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 780), 
        S9329 [14JY]
      Medicaid: provide complete reimbursement for medical assistance 
        provided to Native Hawaiians by federally qualified health 
        centers or Native Hawaiian health care systems (see S. 1312), 
        S8357 [23JN]
      ------provide families of disabled children with the opportunity 
        to purchase coverage (see S. 622), S3730 [13MR]
      Medicare: coverage of outpatient prescription drugs (see S. 7), 
        S34 [7JA]
      ------extend reasonable cost contracts to expand the area in 
        which plans offered under such contracts may operate and to 
        apply certain provisions of Medicare+Choice program to such 
        plans (see S. 1220), S7618 [10JN]
      ------protect patients by limiting the number of mandatory 
        overtime hours a nurse may be required to work by certain 
        service providers (see S. 373), S2340 [12FE]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see S. 
        569), S7477 [5JN]
      Mental health: provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits 
        unless comparable limitations are imposed on medical and 
        surgical benefits (see S. 486), S3882 [18MR]
      Minimum wage: level (see S. 20), S35 [7JA] (see S. 224), S1668 
        [28JA]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals (see S. 
        1833), S14176 [6NO]
      Motor vehicles: increase fuel economy standards for light 
        trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and the Federal fleet, 
        and increase weight limit of vehicles subject to fuel economy 
        standards (see S. 255), S5434 [28AP]
      Moynihan, Daniel Patrick: tribute (see S. Res. 99), S4434 [26MR]
      Museum and Library Services Act: reauthorize (see S. 888), S6625 
        [19MY]
      National Children's Memorial Day: designate (see S. Res. 196), 
        S9496 [16JY]
      National Civilian Conservation Corps Day: designate (see S. Res. 
        46), S2596 [24FE]
      National Mammography Day: designate (see S. Res. 222), S11349 
        [10SE]
      National Mentoring Month: designate (see S. Res. 25), S1479 
        [23JA]
      National Oceans Week: designate (see S. Con. Res. 49), S7381 
        [4JN]
      National parks and recreation areas: provide mass transit 
        services (see S. 1032), S5950 [8MY]
      National Purple Heart Recognition Day: designate (see S. Con. 
        Res. 40), S9593 [17JY]
      National security: enhance homeland security (see S. 6), S34 
        [7JA]
      ------ensure coordination and integration of Indian tribes in 
        homeland security strategy (see S. 578), S3369 [7MR]
      ------establish strategy for dealing with the threat of 
        proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (see S. Res. 77), 
        S3163 [5MR]
      ------provide for homeland security grant coordination and 
        simplification (see S. 1245), S7831 [12JN]
      National Veterans Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 204), 
        S10140 [29JY]
      National Youth Service Day: designate (see S. Res. 112), S5059 
        [9AP]
      Native Americans: acknowledgement of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see S. 420), S14335 [10NO]
      ------support the development of Native American Language 
        Survival Schools (see S. 575), S3804 [17MR]
      Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend 
        (see S. 702), S4375 [25MR]
      Ogilvie, Mary Jane Jenkins: tribute (see S. Res. 110), S4957 
        [8AP]
      Paul Wellstone Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 
        Minneapolis, MN: designate (see S. 1289), S8560 [25JN]
      Postal Service: reform funding of Civil Service Retirement 
        System benefits for employees (see S. 380), S3505 [11MR]
      Power resources: establish hydrogen fuel cell programs (see S. 
        461), S2839 [26FE]
      Powers, Hiram: tribute (see S. Res. 209), S11246 [9SE]
      Public welfare programs: exclude child care from the determining 
        limits on assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy 
        Families Program (see S. 261), S1813 [30JA]
      ------extend State waivers under the Temporary Assistance for 
        Needy Families Program (see S. 605), S3620 [12MR]
      ------reauthorize and improve the Temporary Assistance for Needy 
        Families Programs operated by Indian tribes (see S. 751), 
        S4629 [1AP]
      Radio: ensure the availability of spectrum to amateur radio 
        operators (see S. 537), S3163 [5MR]
      Recycling: require implementation by brand owners of management 
        plans that provide refund values for certain beverage 
        containers (see S. 1867), S14804 [12NO]
      SBA: establish the Office of Native American Affairs and create 
        the Native American Small Business Development Program (see S. 
        1126), S7137 [23MY]
      Senate Rules: prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual 
        orientation (see S. Res. 74), S3163 [5MR]
      Senior citizens: establish grant program to provide financial 
        and retirement education programs to reduce financial abuse 
        and fraud among mid-life and older individuals (see S. 386), 
        S2456 [13FE]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see S. 1157), S7135 [23MY]
      Social Security: computation system for benefits relative to 
        spouses' or surviving spouses' Government pensions (see S. 
        363), S2702 [25FE]
      ------earnings test for blind individuals (see S. 750), S4629 
        [1AP]
      ------oppose reduction of annual cost-of-living adjustments (see 
        S. Res. 155), S7135 [23MY]
      ------permit qualifying States to use unspent State Children's 
        Health Insurance Program allotments for Medicaid expenditures 
        (see S. 1976), S15975 [25NO]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (see S. 982), S8440 [24JN]
      Taxation: accelerate increase in refundability of the child tax 
        credit (see S. 1162), S7237 [3JN] (see S. 1434), S10620 [31JY]
      ------allow a tax credit for certain energy-efficient property 
        (see S. 758), S4629 [1AP]
      ------assist low-income taxpayers in preparing and filing tax 
        returns and increase protections against certain refund 
        anticipation loan providers (see S. 685), S4275 [21MR]
      ------exempt certain sightseeing flights from taxes on air 
        transportation (see S. 322), S3621 [12MR]
      ------extend financing of the Superfund program by reinstating 
        certain excise taxes (see S. 173), S1069 [16JA]
      ------modify renewable energy credit to include electricity 
        produced from municipal solid waste (see S. 359), S2187 [11FE]
      ------treatment of amounts paid on behalf of Federal employees 
        under Federal student loan repayment programs (see S. 512), 
        S3411 [10MR]
      ------treatment of charitable donation of food by businesses and 
        farmers (see S. 85), S4557 [31MR]
      ------treatment of damages and back pay received on account of, 
        and expenses incurred in asserting any claim of employment 
        discrimination (see S. 557), S5859 [7MY]
      ------treatment of expenses of members of a military Reserve, 
        businesses who employ members of the military Reserves, and 
        self-employed military Reserve participants (see S. 202), 
        S3994 [19MR]
      Telephones: facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 
        telephone service for information and referral on human 
        services (see S. 1630), S12738 [16OC]
      Television: preserve localism, promote diversity in programming, 
        encourage competition, and prevent excessive concentration of 
        ownership of broadcast stations (see S. 1046), S6626 [19MY]
      Terrorism: anniversary of terrorist attacks (see S. Res. 224), 
        S11416 [11SE]
      Thurmond, Strom: tribute (see S. Res. 191), S8862 [27JN]
      U.S. Military Cancer Institute Center of Excellence: establish 
        (see S. 1084), S9329 [14JY]
      Veterans: improve benefits for World War II Filipino veterans 
        (see S. 68), S2594 [24FE]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see S. 392), S2456 
        [13FE]
      Water: establish national ballast water management program to 
        prevent introduction of invasive species and improve 
        prevention and treatment research and technology (see S. 525), 
        S3162 [5MR]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of 
        carnivorous wild cats for use as pets (see S. 269), S13516 
        [29OC]
      Years of Foreign Language Study: designate (see S. Res. 170), 
        S9593 [17JY]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (see S. 1298), S8232 [19JN]
      Aquaculture: unified approach to strengthen and promote national 
        policy (see S. Res. 160), S7476 [5JN]
      Archeology: provide for protection, data compilation, science-
        based decision making, public education and access, and a 
        unified management policy relative to paleontological 
        resources on Federal lands (see S. 546), S3252 [6MR]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: support goals and ideals 
        (see S. Con. Res. 44), S6256 [14MY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: ensure continuation of non-homeland 
        security functions of transferred Federal agencies (see S. 
        910), S5343 [11AP]
      Diseases: improve defenses against the spread of infectious 
        diseases (see S. Res. 208), S10619 [31JY]
      ERISA: require Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., to compute the 
        actuarial value of monthly benefits in the form of a life 
        annuity for certain retired airline pilots (see S. 1569), 
        S10906 [1AU]
      Federal aid programs: extend eligibility for certain Federal 
        benefits to citizens of the Freely Associated States (see S. 
        1632), S11648 [17SE]
      Federal employees: clarify disclosures of information protected 
        from prohibited personnel practices and require a statement of 
        nondisclosure policies (see S. 1229), S7619 [10JN] (see S. 
        1358), S8725 [26JN]
      Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: ensure prescription 
        drug coverage for Medicare-eligible enrollees is actuarially 
        equal to benefit offered to general enrollees (see S. 1369), 
        S8862 [27JN]
      Financial institutions: require disclosure of financial 
        relationships between brokers and mutual fund companies and of 
        certain brokerage commissions paid by mutual fund companies 
        (see S. 1822), S14031 [5NO]
      Financial Literacy for Youth Month: designate (see S. Res. 48), 
        S1977 [5FE]
      Government: commend public servants for their dedication and 
        continued service (see S. Res. 130), S5651 [1MY]
      Hawaii: authorize certain water reclamation projects and modify 
        the water resources study (see S. 960), S5541 [30AP]
      ------express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians and 
        provide a process for the reorganization and recognition of 
        the Native Hawaiian government (see S. 344), S2187 [11FE]
      Hazardous substances: strengthen capabilities to safely and 
        securely dispose of certain low-level radioactive waste (see 
        S. 1045), S6070 [13MY]
      Higher Education Act: amend to enhance literacy in finance and 
        economics (see S. 1800), S13660 [30OC]
      Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act: 
        reauthorize and amend (see S. 739), S4512 [27MR]
      Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park: revise boundaries 
        (see S. 254), S1812 [30JA]
      National security: assist Federal agencies in addressing 
        deficiencies in specialized personnel through student loan 
        repayment, graduate student fellowships, and establishing a 
        National Security Service Corps (see S. 589), S3504 [11MR]
      Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office Building, Paia, HI: designate 
        (see S. 1145), S7134 [23MY]
      Postal Service: include postmasters and postmasters 
        organizations in the process for the development and planning 
        of certain policies, schedules, and programs (see S. 678), 
        S4166 [20MR]
      Shinseki, Eric K.: tribute (see S. Res. 190), S8726 [26JN]
      Terrorism: assist States and communities in preparing for and 
        responding to threats to agriculture (see S. 427), S2594 
        [24FE]
      ------enhance agricultural biosecurity through increased 
        prevention, preparation, and response planning (see S. 430), 
        S2594 [24FE]
      Tung, Vichai Sae: relief (see S. 1171), S7234 [3JN]
  Bills and resolutions relative to
      Senate Legal Counsel: authorize representation in John Jenkel v. 
        Daniel K. Akaka (see S. Res. 103), S4703 [2AP]
  Letters
      College Literacy in Finance and Economics (College LIFE) Act: 
        Alan T. Rains, Jr., Family, Career and Community Leaders of 
        America (organization), S13664 [30OC]
      ------Dara Duguay, Jump$tart Coalition, S13664 [30OC]
      ------Robert F. Duvall, National Council on Economic Education, 
        S13664 [30OC]
      Ensure Federal Employees Health Benefits Program prescription 
        drug coverage for Medicare-eligible enrollees is actuarially 
        equal to general enrollees: Charles L. Fallis, National 
        Association of Retired Federal Employees, S8331 [23JN]
      ------Colleen M. Kelley, National Treasury Employees Union, 
        S8331 [23JN]
      Excellence in Economic Education Act funding: David McClain, 
        Hawaii Council on Economic Education, S10951 [2SE]
      ------John B. Kelley, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, 
        S10950 [2SE]
      ------John M. Knox, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, S10951 
        [2SE]
      ------Kristine Castagnaro, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, 
        S10951 [2SE]
      ------Richard Rankin, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, 
        S10951 [2SE]
      ------Will Sanburn, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, S10951 
        [2SE]
      IRS Debt Indicator Program funding: Jean A. Fox, Consumer 
        Federation of America, and Chi Chi Wu, National Consumer Law 
        Center, S13119 [23OC]
      Mutual Fund Transparency Act: David Certner, AARP, S14039 [5NO]
      ------several organizations, S14038 [5NO]
  Privilege of the floor
      Madonna, Carol, S6637 [19MY], S14458 [11NO]
      Peichel, Barbara, S7507 [5JN], S13531 [29OC], S14075 [5NO], 
        S15207 [19NO]
  Remarks
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (S. 1298), S8242 [19JN]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), S13997 [5NO], 
        S14150 [6NO]
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 2), S1357 [22JA]
      ------making omnibus consolidated appropriations, S1357 [22JA]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), conference report, S13776 [3NO]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (S. 762), S4792 [3AP]
      Aquaculture: unified approach to strengthen and promote national 
        policy (S. Res. 160), S7497 [5JN]
      Archeology: provide for protection, data compilation, science-
        based decision making, public education and access, and a 
        unified management policy relative to paleontological 
        resources on Federal lands (S. 546), S3265 [6MR]
      Armed Forces: support members engaging in military action in 
        Iraq, S14391 [11NO]
      ------U.S. policy on use against Iraq, S3799 [17MR]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: support goals and ideals 
        (S. Con. Res. 44), S6264 [14MY]
      Budget: eliminate tax cuts, S4232 [21MR]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (S. Con. 
        Res. 23), S4232 [21MR]
      Children and youth: mentoring programs funding, S11336, S11337 
        [10SE]
      Clark, Robert T.: nomination to be Army lieutenant general, 
        S15042 [18NO]
      Colleges and universities: promote financial education, 
        S10609 [31JY]
      Columbia (space shuttle): tribute to crew (S. Res. 41), S1854 
        [4FE]
      Compact of Free Association: approve and amend (S.J. Res. 16), 
        S10879-S10882 [1AU]
      ------contribution of Pacific allies to U.S. military and war in 
        Iraq, S4698 [2AP]
      Credit: prevent identity theft, improve use of and access to 
        consumer reports, limit sharing of certain consumer 
        information, and improve financial education and literacy (S. 
        1753), S13860 [4NO]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1050), S6585 [19MY], S6678 [20MY], S6811 
        [21MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), conference 
        report, S14426 [11NO]
      Dept. of Energy: prohibit use of funds for certain nuclear 
        development test sites and programs, S11527 [16SE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: disaster mitigation programs 
        funding, S9877 [24JY]
      ------ensure continuation of non-homeland security functions of 
        transferred Federal agencies, S9884 [24JY]
      ------ensure continuation of non-homeland security functions of 
        transferred Federal agencies (S. 910), S5372 [11AP]
      ------improve financial accountability requirements (S. 1567), 
        S10917 [1AU]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2555), S9871, S9877, S9878, 
        S9884 [24JY]
      ------Office for Domestic Preparedness grant programs funding 
        for protection of areas with large tourist populations, S9878 
        [24JY]
      ------Office of Domestic Preparedness funding, S4792 [3AP]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9165 
        [10JY]
      ------submit annual report on nations not cooperating with 
        programs to control transfer of small arms and light weapons, 
        S9165 [10JY]
      Dept. of the Interior: prohibit new competitive outsourcing 
        studies funding, S11903 [24SE]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2691), S11903 [24SE]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2660), S10948 [2SE], S11336, 
        S11337 [10SE]
      Depts. of Transportation and the Treasury, and independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2989), S13100, S13119, 
        S13122 [23OC]
      Diseases: improve defenses against the spread of infectious 
        diseases (S. Res. 208), S10687 [31JY]
      Ecology and environment: manage risk of potential climate change 
        through reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases (S. 139), 
        S13498 [29OC]
      Electronic Fund Transfer Act: require additional disclosures 
        relative to exchange rates in transfers involving 
        international transactions (S. 1344), S8734 [26JN]
      Endangered species: modify requirements applicable to limitation 
        on designation of critical habitat for protected species 
        relative to military readiness and conservation of protected 
        species, S6811 [21MY]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        S11527 [16SE]
      ERISA: require Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., to compute the 
        actuarial value of monthly benefits in the form of a life 
        annuity for certain retired airline pilots (S. 1569), S10919 
        [1AU]
      Excellence in Economic Education Act: funding, S10948 [2SE]
      Federal aid programs: extend eligibility for certain Federal 
        benefits to citizens of the Freely Associated States (S. 
        1632), S11723 [18SE]
      Federal employees: application of certain goals that would 
        subject employees to public-private competitions or convert 
        work to private contractors, S1357 [22JA]
      ------clarify disclosures of information protected from 
        prohibited personnel practices and require a statement of 
        nondisclosure policies (S. 1229), S7636 [10JN]
      ------clarify disclosures of information protected from 
        prohibited personnel practices and require a statement of 
        nondisclosure policies (S. 1358), S8749 [26JN]
      Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: ensure prescription 
        drug coverage for Medicare-eligible enrollees is actuarially 
        equal to benefit offered to general enrollees, S8330 [23JN]
      Financial institutions: require disclosure of financial 
        relationships between brokers and mutual fund companies and of 
        certain brokerage commissions paid by mutual fund companies 
        (S. 1822), S14038, S14039 [5NO]
      Financial Literacy for Youth Month: designate (S. Res. 48), 
        S2015 [5FE]
      Firefighter Assistance Grants Program: allow flexibility in 
        determining priorities for firefighting vehicles, S9871 [24JY]
      Food: prohibit funding for process approving the human 
        consumption of meat from downed animals, S13997 [5NO], S14150 
        [6NO]
      Foreign aid: authorizing appropriations for foreign assistance 
        programs, S9165 [10JY]
      Foreign policy: encourage participation in programs to control 
        transfer of small arms and light weapons, S9165 [10JY]
      Government: commend public servants for their dedication and 
        continued service (S. Res. 130), S5678 [1MY]
      Hawaii: authorize certain water reclamation projects and modify 
        the water resources study (S. 960), S5607 [30AP]
      ------express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians and 
        provide a process for the reorganization and recognition of 
        the Native Hawaiian government (S. 344), S2201 [11FE]
      Hazardous substances: strengthen capabilities to safely and 
        securely dispose of certain low-level radioactive waste (S. 
        1045), S6081 [13MY]
      Higher Education Act: amend to enhance literacy in finance and 
        economics (S. 1800), S13663 [30OC], S15401 [21NO]
      ------amend to enhance literacy in finance and economics (S. 
        1968), S16013 [25NO]
      Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act: 
        reauthorize and amend (S. 739), S4528 [27MR]
      IRS: Debt Indicator Program funding, S13119, S13122 [23OC]
      Kahuku, HI: tribute to Kahuku High and Intermediate School for 
        participation in We the People . . . The Citizen and the 
        Constitution competition, S6065 [13MY]
      Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park: revise boundaries (S. 
        254), S1819 [30JA]
      Medicaid: restore disproportionate share hospital allotment for 
        Hawaii, S8495 [25JN]
      Medicare: reform and provide prescription drug coverage (H.R. 
        1), conference report, S15678 [24NO]
      ------reform and provide prescription drug coverage (S. 1), 
        S8330 [23JN], S8850 [27JN]
      ------restore disproportionate share hospital payments, S8495 
        [25JN]
      Memorial Day: observance, S6968 [22MY]
      Minimum wage: level (S. 224), S14674 [12NO]
      National Retirement Planning Week: observance, S15401 [21NO]
      National security: assist Federal agencies in addressing 
        deficiencies in specialized personnel through student loan 
        repayment, graduate student fellowships, and establishing a 
        National Security Service Corps (S. 589), S3512 [11MR], S10598 
        [31JY]
      ------ensure greater security for U.S. seaports through improved 
        inspection of cargo containers, S10605 [31JY]
      ------homeland security funding, S4232 [21MR]
      ------national missile defense system, S2182 [11FE]
      Nuclear weapons: allow research and development of low-yield 
        nuclear weapons, S6678 [20MY]
      ------development of earth penetrator weapons, S5336 [11AP]
      ------prohibit funding to develop robust nuclear earth 
        penetrator weapons, S11527 [16SE]
      OMB: prohibit funding to implement revisions to rules relative 
        to competitive sourcing for Federal contracts, S13100 [23OC]
      Peace Corps: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9165 [10JY]
      Postal Service: include postmasters and postmasters 
        organizations in the process for the development and planning 
        of certain policies, schedules, and programs (S. 678), S4175 
        [20MR]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), conference report, S15164 [19NO]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, S14674 [12NO]
      Recycling: require implementation by brand owners of management 
        plans that provide refund values for certain beverage 
        containers (S. 1867), S14817 [12NO]
      Senior citizens: establish grant program to provide financial 
        and retirement education programs to reduce financial abuse 
        and fraud among mid-life and older individuals (S. 386), 
        S15401 [21NO]
      Shinseki, Eric K.: tribute (S. Res. 190), S8764 [26JN]
      Social Security: restore Medicaid and State Children's Health 
        Insurance Program coverage to legal residents who are citizens 
        of the Freely Associated States, S8330 [23JN]
      Taxation: assist low-income taxpayers in preparing and filing 
        tax returns and increase protections against certain refund 
        anticipation loan providers (S. 685), S4285 [21MR]
      Terrorism: assist States and communities in preparing for and 
        responding to threats to agriculture (S. 427), S2596 [24FE], 
        S5332 [11AP], S11472 [15SE], S15968 [25NO]
      ------enhance agricultural biosecurity through increased 
        prevention, preparation, and response planning (S. 430), S2596 
        [24FE], S5332 [11AP], S11472 [15SE], S15968 [25NO]
      ------enhance the ability of first responders to respond to 
        incidents of terrorism, including incidents involving weapons 
        of mass destruction, S4792 [3AP]
      ------release of joint intelligence committees' report on 
        attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Somerset 
        County, PA, S10598 [31JY]
      Treaty Between the U.S. and Russia on Strategic Offensive 
        Reductions: Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and 
        nonproliferation assistance report requirements, S3229, S3230 
        [6MR]
      ------ratification, S3152 [5MR], S3229, S3230 [6MR]
      Veterans Day: observance, S14391 [11NO]
      Winchell, Barry: murder at Fort Campbell, KY, while serving in 
        Army, S15042 [18NO]
  Remarks in Senate relative to
      Senate Legal Counsel: authorize representation in John Jenkel v. 
        Daniel K. Akaka (S. Res. 103), S4729 [2AP]
  Songs
      ``Walking Through the Memories, a Requiem to the Fallen,'' Keith 
        Haugen, S6968 [22MY]
  Tables
      Earned income tax credit refunds, S13119 [23OC]
  Texts of
      S. 254, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Addition Act, 
        S1819 [30JA]
      S. 344, express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians 
        and provide a process for the reorganization and recognition 
        of the Native Hawaiian government, S2202-S2204 [11FE]
      S. 427, Agriculture Security Assistance Act, S2597 [24FE]
      S. 430, Agriculture Security Preparedness Act, S2598-S2600 
        [24FE]
      S. 546, Paleontological Resources Preservation Act, S3266-S3268 
        [6MR]
      S. 589, Homeland Security Federal Workforce Act, S3513-S3516 
        [11MR]
      S. 678, Postmasters Equity Act, S4176 [20MR]
      S. 910, Non-Homeland Security Mission Performance Act, S5373 
        [11AP]
      S. 1045, Low-Level Radioactive Waste Act, S6082 [13MY]
      S. 1229, Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act, S7637 
        [10JN]
      S. 1298, Downed Animal Protection Act, S8243 [19JN]
      S. 1358, Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act, S8749, 
        S8751 [26JN]
      S. 1569, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Pilots Equitable 
        Treatment Act, S10919 [1AU]
      S. 1632, extend eligibility for certain Federal benefits to 
        citizens of the Freely Associated States, S11724 [18SE]
      S. 1800, College Literacy in Finance and Economics (College 
        LIFE) Act, S13664-S13667 [30OC]
      S. 1822, Mutual Fund Transparency Act, S14040 [5NO]
      S. Con. Res. 44, support goals and ideals of Asian/Pacific 
        American Heritage Month, S6264 [14MY]
      S. Res. 103, Senate Legal Counsel representation in John Jenkel 
        v. Daniel K. Akaka, S4715, S4730 [2AP]
  Tributes
      Moynihan, Daniel Patrick, S5323 [11AP]
      Sunia, Tauese P.F., S4699 [2AP]
      Takeshita, Dennis, S16114 [9DE]




AKERS, MARY LOUISE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1005 [21MY]




AKIN, W. TODD (a Representative from Missouri)

  Appointments
      Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation, H5271 [12JN]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: prohibit partial-birth abortions (see H.R. 760), H698 
        [13FE]
      ------protect lives of born and unborn persons (see H.R. 3069), 
        H8174 [10SE]
      ------require parental notification and intervention for minors 
        seeking an abortion (see H.R. 1489), H4131 [14MY]
      Abraham Lincoln (U.S.S.): tribute to Navy and Marine Corps crew 
        (see H. Res. 211), H3976 [9MY]
      Admiral Donald Davis Post Office Building, Brookfield, MO: 
        designate (see H.R. 1609), H2820 [3AP]
      American Jewish History Month: designate (see H. Con. Res. 106), 
        H9132 [1OC]
      Armed Forces: amend requirements relative to granting posthumous 
        citizenship through death while on active-duty service to 
        allow immigration benefits for surviving family members (see 
        H.R. 1685), H3051 [9AP]
      ------encourage families of active-duty members to display the 
        Blue Star Banner or the Gold Star and request the media to 
        recognize importance of the Blue Star Banner (see H. Con. Res. 
        109), H2270 [20MR]
      ------exempt certain members from requirement to pay subsistence 
        charges while hospitalized (see H.R. 2998), H8176 [10SE]
      ------express appreciation for the support and cooperation from 
        Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar during military operations in Iraq 
        (see H. Con. Res. 211), H5552 [18JN]
      ------express appreciation to members engaging in military 
        action in Iraq and against terrorism and recognize 
        communities, businesses, and organizations for their support 
        (see H. Con. Res. 177), H4011 [13MY]
      ------issue postage stamp in commemoration of those who 
        distinguished themselves by their service in the Navy, Air 
        Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (see H. Con. Res. 37), 
        H462 [12FE]
      ------tribute (see H.J. Res. 27), H1515 [4MR]
      Aznar, Jose M.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 2131), 
        H9819 [24OC]
      Bankruptcy: amend laws (see H.R. 975), H1955 [18MR]
      Blair, Tony: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1511), 
        H3053 [9AP]
      Budget: constitutional amendment to require balanced (see H.J. 
        Res. 22), H704 [13FE]
      ------reform procedures to restrain congressional spending, 
        foster greater oversight, and account for accurate Government 
        agency costs (see H.R. 180), H58 [7JA]
      ------require a balanced Federal budget, combat waste, fraud, 
        and abuse, establish biennial budgets, and impose spending 
        safeguards on the growth of entitlements and discretionary 
        spending (see H.R. 3358), H9811 [21OC]
      Children and youth: protect from exploitive child modeling (see 
        H.R. 756), H3453 [29AP]
      China, People's Republic of: condemn relative to individuals 
        being held as prisoners of conscience for their involvement in 
        efforts to end the occupation of Tibet (see H. Res. 157), 
        H8176 [10SE]
      ------urge fair resolution of claims of U.S. citizens who hold 
        defaulted Chinese Government bonds (see H. Con. Res. 60), 
        H4978 [4JN]
      China, Republic of: negotiation of a free trade agreement (see 
        H. Con. Res. 98), H6265 [26JN]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance (see H.R. 3191), H9215 
        [2OC]
      Coal: facilitate the production and generation of coal-based 
        power (see H.R. 1213), H2473 [27MR]
      Colleges and universities: allow military service academies to 
        include the offering of voluntary, nondenominational prayer as 
        an element of their activities (see H.R. 2999), H9215 [2OC]
      Computers: prevent the use of certain bank instruments for 
        Internet gambling (see H.R. 21), H706 [13FE]
      ------prohibit distribution of peer-to-peer file trading 
        software in interstate commerce (see H.R. 2885), H8083 [9SE]
      Congress: require the posting of the Ten Commandments in the 
        House and Senate Chambers (see H. Con. Res. 50), H2271 [20MR]
      Courts: limit Federal court jurisdiction over questions under 
        the Defense of Marriage Act (see H.R. 3313), H9613 [16OC]
      ------prevent frivolous lawsuits against manufacturers, 
        distributors, or sellers of food or non-alcoholic beverage 
        products that comply with applicable statutory and regulatory 
        requirements (see H.R. 339), H706 [13FE]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see H.R. 
        1755), H3303 [10AP]
      ------protect unborn victims of violence (see H.R. 1997), H3760 
        [7MY]
      Cruz, Celia: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 3109), H11652 
        [19NO]
      Dept. of Defense: provide permanent authority for certain 
        chaplain-led family support programs (see H.R. 1193), H3053 
        [9AP]
      Dept. of HHS: make grants to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations 
        for the purchase of ultrasound equipment to provide free 
        examinations to pregnant women needing such services (see H.R. 
        195), H58 [7JA]
      District of Columbia: provide low-income students who attend 
        under-performing schools with scholarships to attend private 
        school of choice (see H.R. 2556), H6707 [14JY]
      ------restore right to keep and bear arms (see H.R. 3193), H9215 
        [2OC]
      ------scholarship vouchers to provide school choice (see H.R. 
        684), H2402 [26MR]
      Drugs: respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use 
        of methamphetamines (see H.R. 834), H5366 [12JN]
      Ecology and environment: condemn actions by the Earth Liberation 
        Front (organization) and ecological terrorists (see H. Con. 
        Res. 126), H5409 [16JN]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see H.R. 8), H5364 [12JN] (see H.R. 
        57), H1516 [4MR]
      ------make tax benefits permanent (see H.R. 1612), H2820 [3AP]
      ------repeal sunset on expansion of the adoption credit and 
        adoption assistance programs (see H.R. 1057), H1514 [4MR]
      Education: clarify existing Federal law relative to the 
        treatment of students privately educated at home under State 
        law (see H.R. 2732), H6868 [15JY]
      ------establish academies for teachers and students of American 
        history and civics and a national alliance of teachers of 
        American history and civics (see H.R. 1078), H7086 [17JY]
      ------establish academies for teachers and students of American 
        history and civics and a national alliance of teachers of 
        American history and civics, cosponsorship withdrawn (see H.R. 
        1078), H8383 [17SE]
      Emancipation Proclamation: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 36), 
        H462 [12FE]
      Employment: provide compensatory time for private sector 
        employees (see H.R. 1119), H2473 [27MR]
      Endangered Species Act: require the Dept. of the Interior to 
        give greater weight to scientific or commercial data that is 
        empirical or has been field-tested or peer-reviewed (see H.R. 
        1662), H3305 [10AP]
      English language: declare as official language of U.S. (see H.R. 
        931), H1394 [26FE]
      ------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 
        H.R. 997), H7225 [21JY]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (see H.J. Res. 56), H5175 
        [10JN]
      ------require certain family planning projects and programs 
        provide pamphlets containing adoption center contact 
        information (see H.R. 1229), H3305 [10AP]
      FDA: withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (see 
        H.R. 3453), H10977 [6NO]
      Fire prevention: improve capacity to plan and conduct hazardous 
        fuels reduction projects and enhance efforts to protect 
        watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health 
        (see H.R. 1904), H3634 [1MY]
      Firearms: prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (see H.R. 1036), H1464 
        [27FE]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see H.J. Res. 4), H1689 [10MR]
      Foreign policy: prohibit U.S. contributions to the U.N. or 
        Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development relative 
        to proposals to impose taxes or fees on U.S. citizens (see 
        H.R. 1206), H10978 [6NO]
      Freedom of religion: constitutional amendment on protection (see 
        H.J. Res. 46), H3052 [9AP]
      ------safeguard religious liberties (see H.R. 3190), H11702 
        [20NO]
      GAO: prepare statements for committee reports on congressional 
        legislation on whether new entities, programs, or functions 
        are redundant or could be performed more efficiently by 
        existing entity, program, or function (see H.R. 2743), H8176 
        [10SE]
      Government: require Congress and the President to fulfill their 
        constitutional duty to take personal responsibility for 
        Federal laws (see H.R. 110), H5814 [24JN]
      Head Start Program: require parental consent for nonemergency 
        intrusive physical examinations (see H.R. 3130), H9215 [2OC]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1821), H5367 [12JN]
      Immigration: enhance Federal, State, and local enforcement of 
        immigration laws (see H.R. 2671), H7020 [16JY]
      ------prohibit Federal agencies from accepting foreign issued 
        identification other than passports (see H.R. 687), H3354 
        [11AP]
      Iran: permit International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect 
        suspected nuclear and nuclear-related facilities (see H. Res. 
        259), H5409 [16JN]
      Iraq: authorize assistance for women and women's organizations 
        to strengthen and stabilize democracy (see H. Con. Res. 196), 
        H7840 [3SE]
      ------treatment of U.S. POW relative to violations of Geneva 
        Convention (see H. Con. Res. 118), H2401 [26MR]
      Jamestown, VA: mint coins in commemoration of settlement 
        anniversary (see H.R. 1914), H11702 [20NO]
      Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act: enhance the 
        notification of democratic rights of union members (see H.R. 
        992, 994), H5552 [18JN]
      ------provide for civil monetary penalties in certain cases (see 
        H.R. 993), H5552 [18JN]
      Languages: repeal Executive order on providing access to Federal 
        programs and activities for persons with limited English 
        proficiency (see H.R. 300), H137 [8JA]
      Law enforcement officers: exclude availability pay for criminal 
        investigators from the limitation on premium pay and modify 
        levels of special pay for Federal officers in certain areas 
        (see H.R. 1676), H7170 [18JY]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see 
        H.R. 3277), H10340 [4NO]
      Marshall, John: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 2768), 
        H11359 [17NO]
      Medicare: coverage for surgical first assisting services of 
        certified registered nurse first assistants (see H.R. 1388), 
        H3684 [6MY]
      ------establish voluntary outpatient prescription drug discount 
        and security program (see H.R. 2578), H5813 [24JN]
      Middle East: condemn attacks on U.S. citizens by Palestinian 
        terrorists (see H. Con. Res. 119), H2864 [7AP]
      Monuments and memorials: establish a memorial to the victims of 
        terrorist attacks on the U.S. (see H.R. 911), H8175 [10SE]
      Motor vehicles: protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, 
        service, and repair their motor vehicles (see H.R. 2735), 
        H6868 [15JY]
      National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Network: establish to 
        prepare, store, and distribute human umbilical cord blood stem 
        cells for the treatment of patients and to support peer-
        reviewed research (see H.R. 2852), H9131 [1OC]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 898), H3974 [9MY]
      Navy: declare a national policy for naval force structure (see 
        H.R. 375), H3304 [10AP]
      Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission: increase 
        membership to improve efficiency (see H.R. 2729), H9131 [1OC]
      ------provide for adjudicative flexibility relative to employer 
        filing of notice of contest following the issuance of a 
        citation by OSHA (see H.R. 2728), H9131 [1OC]
      Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: encourage 
        action against escalation of anti-Semitic violence and 
        manifestations of xenophobia and discrimination against ethnic 
        and religious minorities (see H. Con. Res. 49), H3763 [7MY]
      OSHA: provide for an independent review of citations (see H.R. 
        2730), H9131 [1OC]
      ------provide for the award of attorney's fees and costs to 
        small employers when they prevail in litigation prompted by 
        the issuance of OSHA citations (see H.R. 2731), H9131 [1OC]
      Pornography: constitutional amendment to prohibit protection of 
        real and virtual child pornography (see H.J. Res. 65), H7169 
        [18JY]
      ------support vigorous enforcement of Federal obscenity laws 
        (see H. Con. Res. 298), H9376 [8OC]
      Public lands: establish time limits for completion of wilderness 
        studies on Federal lands (see H.R. 1153), H1680 [6MR]
      Public welfare programs: reauthorize and improve block grants to 
        States for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program 
        (see H.R. 4), H392 [11FE]
      ------require identification used to obtain Federal public 
        benefits meet restrictions ensuring that it is secure and 
        verifiable (see H.R. 502), H244 [29JA]
      Reagan, Ronald: provide for dime coins to bear likeness (see 
        H.R. 3633), H12309 [21NO]
      Religion: defend the Ten Commandments (see H.R. 2045), H3973 
        [9MY]
      ------protect religious sites and freedom of access and worship 
        in Israel and other regions (see H. Con. Res. 150), H3638 
        [1MY]
      Roads and highways: amend length and weight limitations for 
        vehicles operating on Federal-aid highways (see H.R. 2180), 
        H4527 [21MY]
      ------empower State and local authorities with tools to 
        eliminate congestion on the Interstate System (see H.R. 1767), 
        H4978 [4JN]
      ------permit voluntary compliance with certain laws relating to 
        the rate of wage paid to laborers and mechanics employed on 
        Federal-aid highway projects (see H.R. 2672), H6463 [9JY]
      Robertson, George I.M.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3263), H9813 [21OC]
      Schools: prohibit funding to any State or local educational 
        agency that distributes or provides postcoital emergency 
        contraception (see H.R. 926), H1394 [26FE]
      Science: prohibit the cloning of humans (see H.R. 234), H134 
        [8JA] (see H.R. 534), H318 [5FE]
      Sec. of the Navy: redesignate as the Sec. of the Navy and Marine 
        Corps (see H.R. 1741), H3302 [10AP]
      Small business: improve access and choice relative to employee 
        health care (see H.R. 660), H389 [11FE]
      Social Security: earnings test for blind individuals (see H.R. 
        173), H2270 [20MR]
      ------include additional information in account statements (see 
        H.R. 722), H460 [12FE]
      States: improve temporary Federal fiscal assistance programs 
        (see H.R. 3415), H10236 [30OC]
      Supreme Court: base decisions on U.S. Constitution and laws, not 
        laws of any foreign country, international law, or agreement 
        not made under U.S. authority (see H. Res. 446), H11703 [20NO]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (see H.R. 1828), H6465 [9JY]
      Tax Reform Action Commission: establish (see H.R. 3215), H9129 
        [1OC]
      Taxation: accelerate elimination of the marriage penalty (see 
        H.R. 759), H698 [13FE]
      ------allow a refundable credit for the purchase of private 
        health insurance and establish State health insurance safety-
        net programs (see H.R. 583), H2271 [20MR]
      ------allow employees of county and local governments and 
        schools to maintain medical savings accounts (see H.R. 498), 
        H3304 [10AP]
      ------allow Farm and Ranch Risk Management Accounts (see H.R. 
        927), H3305 [10AP]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 1231), H1903 [13MR]
      ------allow individuals to defer recognition of reinvested 
        capital gains distributions from regulated investment 
        companies (see H.R. 496), H244 [29JA]
      ------allow penalty-free withdrawals from individual retirement 
        plans for adoption expenses (see H.R. 584), H2271 [20MR]
      ------allow tax credit for contributions to charitable 
        organizations which provide scholarships for children to 
        attend elementary and secondary schools (see H.R. 2347), H5043 
        [5JN]
      ------change deadline for filing income tax returns (see H.R. 
        1725), H3355 [11AP]
      ------extend the moratorium on the taxation of Internet and 
        interactive computer service commerce (see H.R. 49), H138 
        [8JA]
      ------increase expensing limits of small businesses for new 
        business investment and equipment (see H.R. 224), H323 [5FE]
      ------increase the bonus depreciation (see H.R. 223), H3637 
        [1MY]
      ------permit churches and other houses of worship to engage in 
        political campaigns (see H.R. 235), H392 [11FE]
      ------permit the deduction of health insurance costs of self-
        employed individuals to be allowed in computing self-
        employment taxes (see H.R. 1873), H3763 [7MY]
      ------promote simplification and fairness in the administration 
        and collection of sales and use taxes (see H.R. 3184), H9282 
        [7OC]
      ------provide a credit for charitable contributions to education 
        investment organizations that provide assistance for 
        elementary and secondary education (see H.R. 2234), H4735 
        [22MY]
      ------provide a tax credit for broadband Internet access (see 
        H.R. 768), H1335 [25FE]
      ------provide collegiate housing and infrastructure grants (see 
        H.R. 1523), H7949 [4SE]
      ------provide incentives for charitable contributions by 
        individuals and businesses (see H.R. 7), H3760 (see H.R. 7), 
        H3762 [7MY]
      ------provide incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel (see 
        H.R. 1279), H3637 [1MY] (see H.R. 3119), H8381 [17SE]
      ------reduce capital gains rates (see H.R. 311), H137 [8JA]
      ------reduce capital gains rates and index the basis of certain 
        assets (see H.R. 44), H172 [27JA]
      ------repeal alternative minimum tax (see H.R. 43), H6464 [9JY] 
        (see H.R. 1233), H7225 [21JY]
      ------repeal income tax, abolish the IRS, and institute a 
        national retail sales tax (see H.R. 25), H3304 [10AP]
      ------repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, distributors, 
        and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits (see H.R. 
        786), H700 [13FE]
      ------repeal the inclusion in gross income of unemployment 
        compensation (see H.R. 798), H701 [13FE]
      ------treatment of amounts contributed to medical savings 
        accounts and unused nontaxable benefits under cafeteria plans 
        and flexible spending arrangements (see H.R. 2351), H5175 
        [10JN]
      ------treatment of beer (see H.R. 1305), H1952 [18MR]
      ------treatment of certain mobile machinery (see H.R. 3246), 
        H9213 [2OC]
      ------treatment of medical expenses (see H.R. 1117), H4368 
        [20MY]
      ------treatment of unused nontaxable benefits under cafeteria 
        plans and flexible spending arrangements (see H.R. 1177), 
        H1743 [11MR]
      Telecommunications: equitably distribute universal service 
        support throughout rural areas (see H.R. 1582), H12921 [8DE]
      ------protect privacy rights of subscribers to wireless 
        communication services (see H.R. 3558), H12922 [8DE]
      Terrorism: increase criminal penalties relative to terrorist 
        murders and deny Federal benefits to terrorists (see H.R. 
        2934), H8284 [16SE]
      Timothy Michael Gaffney Post Office Building, St. Louis, MO: 
        designate (see H.R. 1596), H2819 [3AP]
      U.N.: limit U.S. share of assessments for the regular budget 
        (see H.R. 2303), H5815 [24JN]
      ------rescind approving signature to the Rome Statute of the 
        International Criminal Court on behalf of the U.S. and take 
        necessary steps to prevent establishment of that Court (see 
        H.R. 1154), H1680 [6MR]
      U.N. Human Rights Commission: election of Libya as chairman (see 
        H. Con. Res. 24), H1517 [4MR]
      United Kingdom: authorize the negotiation of a free trade 
        agreement (see H. Con. Res. 331), H12922 [8DE]
      Vietnamese Conflict: tribute to POW and call for full accounting 
        of unaccounted members of the Armed Forces (see H. Res. 62), 
        H463 [12FE]
      Walt Disney Post Office Building, Marceline, MO: designate (see 
        H.R. 1610), H2820 [3AP]
      Women: tribute to pregnancy resource centers (see H. Res. 233), 
        H4255 [19MY]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Children and youth: establish certain requirements relative to 
        provision of services to minors by certain family planning 
        projects (see H.R. 2444), H5364 [12JN]
      Courts: modify jurisdiction of Federal courts, inferior to the 
        Supreme Court, over certain cases and controversies involving 
        the Pledge of Allegiance (see H.R. 2028), H3856 [8MY]
      Patriotism: recognize public need for fasting and prayer to 
        secure blessings and protection for citizens and Armed Forces 
        during conflict with Iraq (see H. Res. 153), H2270 [20MR]
      Small business: improve small business advocacy (see H.R. 1772), 
        H3351 [11AP]
  Remarks
      Abortion: prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), conference 
        report, H9112 [1OC]
      Armed Forces: performance of abortions at overseas military 
        medical facilities, H4502 [21MY], E955 [15MY]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), H2201 [20MR]
      China, Republic of: U.S. policy, E460 [13MR]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), 
        H4502 [21MY], E955 [15MY]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1950), H6769 
        [15JY]
      Diseases: expand assistance to countries seriously affected by 
        HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), H3615 [1MY]
      ------require a certain percentage of assistance to countries 
        seriously affected by HIV/AIDS be expended for abstinence 
        education programs, H3615 [1MY]
      Foreign aid: authorizing appropriations for foreign assistance 
        programs, H6769 [15JY]
      National Nanotechnology Research and Development Program: 
        establish (H.R. 766), H3720 [7MY]
      Patriotism: recognize public need for fasting and prayer to 
        secure blessings and protection for citizens and Armed Forces 
        during conflict with Iraq (H. Res. 153), H2336 [26MR]
      Science: prohibit the cloning of humans (H.R. 534), 
        consideration (H. Res. 105), H1404 [27FE]
      ------prohibit the cloning of humans while protecting stem cell 
        research, H1404 [27FE]
      Small business: improve small business advocacy (H.R. 1772), 
        H5722 [24JN]
      Taxation: provide incentives for economic recovery, H2201 [20MR]
      U.N.: U.S. contribution to U.N. Population Fund relative to 
        family planning activities in the People's Republic of China, 
        H6769 [15JY]
      Votes: position on missed, H92 [8JA], H1713 
        [11MR], H9996 [29OC]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Leave of absence: granted, H10128 [29OC]
  Tributes
      Shen, Jerry, E479 [17MR]




AKOS, MICHAEL J.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1409 [8JY]




AKRON (OH) BEACON JOURNAL

  Articles and editorials
      Cook and the Law, S5705 [5MY]
      Cook Tour, S5712 [5MY]
      Responsible George, S14165 [6NO]




al JAZEERA (television network)

  Remarks in House
      Iraq: decision to broadcast images of U.S. POW, H2301 [25MR]




ALABAMA

  Agreements
      Memorandum of Cooperation Among the U.S. Maritime 
        Administration, the Gulf of Mexico States Accord, and the Gulf 
        of Mexico States Partnership, Inc., E2527 [8DE]
  Articles and editorials
      What Would Jesus Do? Sock It to Alabama's Corporate Land Owners, 
        H5659 [19JN]
  Bills and resolutions
      Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge: expand (see H.R. 2623), 
        H6262 [26JN]
      Delta/Black Belt Regional Authority: establish to provide 
        community and economic development in the distressed Southern 
        Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region (see H.R. 678), H390 
        [11FE]
      Dept. of Defense: provide wage parity for certain prevailing 
        rate employees (see H.R. 355), H170 [27JA]
      Public lands: acquire certain property in order to protect and 
        preserve certain rare paleontological resources (see H.R. 
        2520), H5661 [19JN]
      Rivers: modify certain resources projects for the Apalachicola, 
        Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers (see H.R. 1665), H2938 [8AP]
  Certificates of election
      Senate: Jeff Sessions, S4 [7JA]
  Letters
      Nomination of William H. Pryor, Jr., to be circuit judge: Alvin 
        Holmes, S9950 [25JY]
      ------Herc Levine, S9951 [25JY]
      ------Joe L. Reed, Alabama Democratic Conference, S9949 [25JY]
      ------Representative Artur Davis, S9950 [25JY]
      ------Sue Bell Cobb, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, S9949 
        [25JY]
      ------Thurbert E. Baker, S9950 [25JY]
      ------William J. Baxley, S9950 [25JY]
      Prohibit oil and gas leasing activities in certain areas of the 
        Gulf of Mexico: several Florida elected officials, H3311 
        [11AP]
  Oaths of office
      Sessions, Jeff: Senate, S5 [7JA]
  Proclamations
      Tribute to Lil Greenwood: Robert Riley, Governor of Alabama, 
        S12834 [17OC]
  Remarks in House
      Analytical Services, Inc.: NASA Woman Owned Business of the Year 
        award recipient, E1868 [23SE]
      Arcata Associates, Inc.: NASA Minority Subcontractor of the Year 
        award recipient, E1919 [30SE]
      Auburn University: tribute to men's swim team, E681 [3AP]
      CAS Cares, Inc.: tribute, E1070 [23MY]
      Courts: prohibit funds to enforce Court of Appeals judgement 
        relative to public display of the Ten Commandments, H7301, 
        H7302 [22JY]
      Delta/Black Belt Regional Authority: establish to provide 
        community and economic development in the distressed Southern 
        Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region (H.R. 678), H419 
        [12FE]
      Eaton, Harold C.: Mobile, AL, Corps of Engineers Gallery of 
        Distinguished Civilian Employees honoree, E1717 [5SE]
      Florence, AL: anniversary of Milner-Rushing Discount Drugs 
        (business), E808 [30AP]
      Garner, Lynn: Mobile Area Education Foundation Outstanding 
        Educator Award recipient, E1242 [13JN]
      Hurtsboro, AL: anniversary, E2441 [23NO]
      Korean War: tribute to veterans, E2280 [7NO]
      Maritime Administration: memorandum of cooperation on short sea 
        shipping in Gulf of Mexico region, E2527 [8DE]
      Mobile, AL: anniversary of Alabama State Docks, E1349 [25JN]
      Montgomery, AL: tribute to 1955 bus boycott participants, E2440 
        [23NO]
      Smith, Mary: Mobile Area Education Foundation Outstanding 
        Educator Award recipient, E1240 [13JN]
      Splenda, Inc.: Alabama Technology Network and Business Council 
        of Alabama Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Award Medium 
        Manufacturer honoree, E683 [3AP]
      Taxation: proposed changes in State tax rates, H5658 [19JN]
      Thompson Engineering, Inc.: American Council of Engineering 
        Companies Alabama Chapter Engineering Excellence Honor Award 
        recipient, E499 [18MR]
      Tuberville, Amanda: Mobile Area Education Foundation Outstanding 
        Educator Award recipient, E1237 [13JN]
      Water: southeast area regional reservoir project, H8840 [24SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Drummond, Garry N., Sr.: Alabama Business Hall of Fame inductee, 
        S13512 [29OC]
      Irons, George V., Sr.: Alabama Men's Hall of Fame inductee, 
        S4160 [20MR]
      Proctor, R. David: nomination to be district judge, S11620 
        [17SE]
      Rogers, Betsy Dawson: National Teacher of the Year recipient, 
        S5848 [7MY]
      Steele, William H.: nomination to be district judge, S3695-S3697 
        [13MR]
      ------nomination to be district judge, unanimous-consent 
        agreement, S3614 [12MR]
  Reports filed
      Nomination of L. Scott Coogler To Be District Judge: Committee 
        on the Judiciary (Senate), S6506 [15MY]
      Nomination of R. David Proctor To Be District Judge: Committee 
        on the Judiciary (Senate), S10616 [31JY]
      Nomination of William H. Steele To Be District Judge: Committee 
        on the Judiciary (Senate), S3252 [6MR]
  Tributes
      Callahan, Sonny, E560, E576 [25MR]
      Sessions, Senator, S14433 [11NO]




ALABAMA DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE

  Letters
      Nomination of William H. Pryor, Jr., to be circuit judge, S9949 
        [25JY]




ALAFOGIANNIS, ATHANASIOS (TOM)

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1195 [11JN]




ALAIMO, DICK AND DORIS

  Remarks in House
      Volunteer Center of Burlington County, NJ: Lloyd Ritter 
        Community Service Award recipients, E2167 [30OC]




ALAMAGORDO, NM

  Letters
      Essential Air Service Program funding: Donald E. Carroll, Mayor 
        of Alamagordo, NM, S7798 [12JN]




ALAMEDA, CA

  Essays
      What Does Americanism Mean to Me? Tess Spinola, E1708 [5SE]
  Remarks in House
      Siden, Douglas L.: American Baptist Seminary of the West Doctor 
        of Humane Letters recipient, E1481 [15JY]
      Spinola, Tess: San Francisco, CA, DAV Auxiliary State Essay 
        Contest winner, E1707 [5SE]




ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA

  Remarks in House
      California: Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority loan 
        refinancing funding, H7867 [4SE]
      East Bay Conversion and Reinversion Commission: anniversary, 
        E160 [6FE]
      Fortier, Dorothy: Central Labor Council of Alameda County, CA, 
        AFL-CIO Unionist of the Year Award recipient, E931 [13MY]
      International Brotherhood of Teamsters: anniversary of Local No. 
        70, E1892 [25SE]
      Prola, Jim: Central Labor Council of Alameda County, CA, AFL-
        CIO, COPE Award recipient, E931 [13MY]
      Veterans Day: observance, E2263 [6NO]




ALAMOGORDO, NM

  Letters
      Southwest Passage Initiative for Regional and Interstate 
        Transportation Corridor: Donald E. Carroll, Mayor of 
        Alamogordo, NM, S1898 [4FE]
      ------Gary M. Ridley, Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation, S1898 
        [4FE]
      ------John Marquardt, Alamogordo, NM, Chamber of Commerce, S1898 
        [4FE]




ALAMOSA, CO

  Remarks in House
      Harlan, Noel: Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association 
        Driver of the Year Award recipient, E1476 [14JY]




ALAMOSA COUNTY, CO

  Remarks in House
      Chamber of Commerce: tribute, E2502 [8DE]




ALAQUA, FL

  Bills and resolutions
      Monuments and memorials: establish a memorial at the site of the 
        accidental bombing of a home by an Army Air Corps aircraft on 
        August 11, 1944 (see H.R. 1067), H1515 [4MR]




ALASKA

  Addresses
      Center for Strategic and International Studies Arleigh Burke 
        Award Acceptance: Senator Stevens, S8712 [26JN]
  Amendments
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 196), S5504, S5614 [30AP]
  Appointments
      Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts 
        Development Board of Trustees, H1305 [25FE]
  Articles and editorials
      Alaska, No Longer So Frigid, Starts To Crack, Burn and Sag, 
        S3351 [7MR]
      Curious Commemoration, S3864 [18MR]
      Developing Alaska Oil Is Good for Global Environment, S6249 
        [14MY]
      Drilling for Votes, S3928 [19MR]
      Exxon Valdez Appeals Ruling, Stuns, Alaskans, S3920 [19MR]
      ExxonMobil Damages for Valdez Spill Cut to $4 Billion From 5; To 
        Appeal, S3920 [19MR]
      Fool's Gold in Alaska, H3253 [10AP]
      Judge Voids Portion of Exxon Fine, S3920 [19MR]
      Missing Energy Strategy, S4900 [7AP]
      Those Aleutian Island Veterans Are Back, S7123 [23MY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: provide for equitable 
        allotment of lands to Alaskan Natives who are veterans (see 
        H.R. 951), H1395 [26FE]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see S. 543), S3163 [5MR] (see H.R. 770), 
        H699 [13FE]
      Courts: appoint additional Federal circuit judges and divide the 
        ninth judicial circuit into two circuits (see H.R. 2723), 
        H6706 [14JY]
      ------divide the ninth judicial circuit into two circuits (see 
        S. 562), S3253 [6MR] (see H.R. 1033), H1464 [27FE]
      Craig, AK: land conveyance (see S. 1778), S13134 [23OC] (see 
        H.R. 3427), H10236 [30OC]
      Denali transportation system: establish (see S. 295), S1871 
        [4FE]
      Diseases: prevent and cure diabetes and promote and improve the 
        care of diabetic individuals within minority populations (see 
        H.R. 1916), H3635 [1MY]
      Education: provide discounted housing for teachers and other 
        school staff in certain rural and low-population States (see 
        S. 1205), S7476 [5JN]
      Federal employees: authorize payment of burial and family 
        relocation expenses after death of certain Federal employees 
        (see S. 1364), S8725 [26JN]
      Fish and fishing: efforts to rehabilitate salmon stocks in the 
        Pacific Northwest (see H.R. 1945), H3636 [1MY]
      ------extend reimbursement period under the Fisherman's 
        Protective Act and reauthorize the Yukon River Restoration and 
        Enhancement Fund (see H.R. 2048), H3973 [9MY]
      Fishery Conservation and Management Act: amend (see H.R. 3645), 
        H12309 [21NO]
      Government: improve Federal hiring and contracting of natives 
        (see H.R. 950), H1395 [26FE]
      Hiebert, August: tribute (see S. Res. 186), S8559 [25JN]
      Housing: provide habitable living quarters for educational 
        employees, and their households, in rural areas located in or 
        near Alaska Native Villages (see S. 1905), S15287 [20NO]
      Hydroelectric power: extend licenses (see H.R. 337), H169 [27JA]
      Indian Child Welfare Act: technical amendments (see H.R. 2750), 
        H6868 [15JY]
      Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Corridor: 
        establish (see S. 1330), S8559 [25JN] (see H.R. 2278), H4737 
        [22MY]
      Medicaid: extend the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage 
        adjustment for Alaska (see S. 294), S1871 [4FE]
      Mount McKinley: retain name (see H.R. 164), H57 [7JA]
      Native American Capital Development Corp.: establish (see S. 
        519), S3162 [5MR]
      Native Americans: authorize subdivision and dedication of 
        restricted land owned by Alaska Natives (see S. 1421), S9496 
        [16JY]
      ------facilitate transfer of land to Native Americans (see S. 
        1466), S9959 [25JY]
      ------Federal funding for certain adoption and foster care 
        programs (see S. 331), S2051 [6FE] (see H.R. 443), H242 [29JA]
      Newtok Native Corp.: exchange of certain lands with the U.S. 
        Fish and Wildlife Service (see S. 924), S5343 [11AP]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (see S. 196), S1144 [17JA] (see H.R. 2183), H4527 
        [21MY] (see H.R. 2272), H4737 [22MY] (see H.R. 2801), H7225 
        [21JY]
      Petroleum: prohibit the exportation of Alaskan North Slope crude 
        oil (see H.R. 1797), H3352 [11AP]
      Power resources: establish and implement competitive, 
        environmentally sound, and job creating oil and gas leasing 
        program for the Coastal Plain (see H.R. 39), H53 [7JA]
      ------provide for construction of the Yupik Alaskan/Central 
        Kuskokwim Energy Project (see S. 1448), S9793 [23JY]
      Public lands: provide additional protections for National Forest 
        System lands (see H.R. 979), H1461 [27FE]
      ------resolve certain conveyances and provide for alternative 
        land selections relative to Cape Fox Corp. and Sealaska Corp. 
        (see S. 1354), S8725 [26JN] (see H.R. 1899), H3571 [30AP]
      SBA: establish the Office of Native American Affairs and create 
        the Native American Small Business Development Program (see S. 
        1126), S6978 [22MY]
      ------expand and improve assistance provided by small business 
        development centers to Native Americans (see H.R. 1166), H1681 
        [6MR]
      Taxation: charitable deduction for reasonable and necessary 
        expenses of Alaska Native subsistence whaling captains (see S. 
        293), S1871 [4FE] (see H.R. 952), H1395 [26FE]
      Water: authorize certain hydrographic services programs and name 
        a cove in Alaska in honor of Eric S. Koss (see H.R. 958), 
        H1460 [27FE]
  Certificates of election
      Senate: Lisa Murkowski, S1 [7JA]
      ------Ted Stevens, S4 [7JA]
  Letters
      Appeals process for cases involving Tongass National Forest 
        timber harvesting: Larry G. McQuarrie, S11785 [23SE]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration: Bob 
        Stallman, American Farm Bureau Federation, S3871 [18MR]
      ------Jimmy Carter, S3916 [19MR]
      ------John H. Adams, Natural Resources Defense Council, S4900 
        [7AP]
      ------Mike Williams, Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, S3863 [18MR]
      ------several Senators, S3856 [18MR]
      Tongass National Forest roadless rule impact on timber industry: 
        Bill Tremblay, Petersburg, AK, City Council, S2386-S2388 
        [13FE]
      ------Dave Carlson, S2388 [13FE]
      ------George Woodbury, S2388 [13FE]
      ------Roy Eckert, Ketchikan, AK, Gateway Borough, S2385 [13FE]
      ------Tom Briggs, S2388 [13FE]
  Lists
      Southwest, AK, Region School District and Teaching From Space 
        Program participants, S9954 [25JY]
  Oaths of office
      Murkowski, Lisa: Senate, S5 [7JA]
      Stevens, Ted: Senate, S5 [7JA]
  Papers
      Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Defenders of 
        Wildlife (organization), S3864 [18MR]
  Petitions and memorials
      Alaska Federation of Natives, Inc.: Arctic National Wildlife 
        Refuge oil and gas exploration, S3871 [18MR]
  Remarks in House
      Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: provide for equitable 
        allotment of lands to Alaskan Natives who are veterans (H.R. 
        951), E301 [27FE]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, H659, 
        H660, H663, H665-H670 [13FE], H2255 [20MR], H2568, H2569 
        [1AP], H2925 [8AP], H3032-H3039 [9AP], H3081, H3082, H3084, 
        H3105, H3243-H3245, H3251-H3256 [10AP], H9987 [29OC], E575 
        [25MR], E793 [29AP]
      ------preserve the Arctic coastal plain as wilderness (H.R. 
        770), E258, E270 [13FE]
      Colleges and universities: award grants to highly qualified 
        teacher-training programs at minority-serving institutions of 
        higher education, H6369, H6370, H6373 [9JY]
      Corps of Engineers: impact of King Cove Access Project on the 
        environment, E2433 [23NO], E2486 [8DE]
      Craig, AK: land conveyance (H.R. 3427), E2189 [31OC]
      Diseases: prevent and cure diabetes and promote and improve the 
        care of diabetic individuals within minority populations (H.R. 
        1916), E2337 [19NO], E2382 [21NO]
      Fish and fishing: extend reimbursement period under the 
        Fisherman's Protective Act and reauthorize the Yukon River 
        Restoration and Enhancement Fund (H.R. 2048), H9700 [20OC]
      Fishery Conservation and Management Act: amend (H.R. 3645), 
        E2407 [22NO]
      Forest Service: protection of certain roadless areas, H5382 
        [16JN], H5411, H5412, H5415 [17JN]
      Government: improve Federal hiring and contracting of natives 
        (H.R. 950), E300 [27FE]
      Hydroelectric power: extend licenses (H.R. 337), H345 [11FE]
      Indian Child Welfare Act: anniversary, E2282 [7NO]
      ------technical amendments (H.R. 2750), E1484 [15JY], E2282 
        [7NO]
      LIHEAP: funding using Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and 
        gas exploration bonus payments, H3246-H3248 [10AP]
      Newtok Native Corp.: exchange of certain lands with the U.S. 
        Fish and Wildlife Service (S. 924), H10308, H10309 [4NO]
      Power resources: establish and implement competitive, 
        environmentally sound, and job creating oil and gas leasing 
        program for the Coastal Plain, H3033 [9AP]
      Public lands: provide additional protections for National Forest 
        System lands (H.R. 979), H5345 [12JN]
      SBA: expand and improve assistance provided by small business 
        development centers to Native Americans (H.R. 1166), H2500-
        H2504 [31MR], E410 [7MR], E648 [2AP]
      Tongass National Forest: oversight of wilderness 
        recommendations, H659, H663, H665-H669 [13FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, S3794 
        [17MR], S3855-S3874 [18MR], S3914-S3935, S3948-S3954 [19MR], 
        S12988 [22OC]
      ------preserve the Arctic coastal plain as wilderness (S. 543), 
        S3194 [5MR], S3915 [19MR]
      ------transfer portion of oil and gas revenues to Land and Water 
        Conservation Fund State grant program, S3866 [18MR]
      BIA: education funding, S1443, S1444 [23JA]
      Courts: divide the ninth judicial circuit into two circuits (S. 
        562), S3319 [6MR], S3499 [11MR]
      Craig, AK: land conveyance (S. 1778), S13137 [23OC]
      Denali transportation system: establish (S. 295), S1900 [4FE]
      Dept. of Defense: digitization of manuals by Native American 
        information technology firms, S9395, S9396 [15JY]
      Education: provide discounted housing for teachers and other 
        school staff in certain rural and low-population States (S. 
        1205), S7495 [5JN]
      Federal employees: authorize payment of burial and family 
        relocation expenses after death of certain Federal employees 
        (S. 1364), S8759 [26JN]
      Fish and fishing: promote domestic seafood production, S2439 
        [13FE]
      Food stamps: funding for residents in Alaska and Hawaii, S14154 
        [6NO]
      Forest Service: hazardous fuels reduction activities funding, 
        S10840 [31JY]
      Health care facilities: water and waste disposal grant for 
        Matanuska-Susitna Borough hospital project, S14016, S14017 
        [5NO]
      Hiebert, August: tribute (S. Res. 186), S8529 [25JN], S8815 
        [26JN]
      Housing: provide habitable living quarters for educational 
        employees, and their households, in rural areas located in or 
        near Alaska Native Villages (S. 1905), S15291 [20NO]
      Indian Health Service: clinical services funding, S4323 [24MR], 
        S4347, S4348 [25MR]
      Jews: tribute to Jewish community, S8715 [26JN]
      Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Corridor: 
        establish (S. 1330), S8565 [25JN]
      Manokotak, AK: tribute to Southwest Region School District for 
        participation in Teaching From Space Program, S9954 [25JY]
      Medicaid: extend the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage 
        adjustment for Alaska (S. 294), S1900 [4FE]
      Native American Capital Development Corp.: establish (S. 519), 
        S3167 [5MR]
      Native Americans: authorize subdivision and dedication of 
        restricted land owned by Alaska Natives (S. 1421), S9503 
        [16JY]
      ------facilitate transfer of land to Native Americans (S. 1466), 
        S9975 [25JY], S10046 [28JY]
      ------Federal funding for certain adoption and foster care 
        programs (S. 331), S2056 [6FE]
      Natural gas: labor agreements relative to natural gas pipeline 
        construction, S10571 [31JY]
      Newtok Native Corp.: exchange of certain lands with the U.S. 
        Fish and Wildlife Service (S. 924), S5385 [11AP], S9615 [17JY]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 196), S1151, S1152 [17JA], S5504-S5511 [30AP]
      ------provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 196), unanimous-consent agreement, S5254 
        [10AP]
      Power resources: provide for construction of the Yupik Alaskan/
        Central Kuskokwim Energy Project (S. 1448), S9798 [23JY]
      Public lands: resolve certain conveyances and provide for 
        alternative land selections relative to Cape Fox Corp. and 
        Sealaska Corp. (S. 1354), S8747 [26JN]
      Saline County, AK: tribute to veterans' memorial, S9116 [9JY]
      SBA: establish the Office of Native American Affairs and create 
        the Native American Small Business Development Program (S. 
        1126), S7011-S7016 [22MY]
      Smithsonian Institution: relocation and modification of Arctic 
        National Wildlife Refuge photo exhibit, S5992 [9MY]
      Stevens, Senator: Center for Strategic and International Studies 
        Arleigh Burke Award recipient, S8712 [26JN]
      Taxation: charitable deduction for reasonable and necessary 
        expenses of Alaska Native subsistence whaling captains (S. 
        293), S1899 [4FE]
      Tongass National Forest: appeals process for cases involving 
        timber harvesting, S11784-S11788, S11805, S11806 [23SE]
      ------oversight of wilderness recommendations, S1445, S1452 
        [23JA], S2384-S2388 [13FE]
      World War II: significance of Aleutian Islands, S7123 [23MY]
  Reports
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil and Gas Exploration 
        Cumulative Environmental Effects on Alaska's North Slope: 
        Alaska Wilderness League, S3932 [19MR]
  Reports filed
      Alaska Hydroelectric Licenses Extension: Committee on Energy and 
        Commerce (House) (H.R. 337) (H. Rept. 108-4), H273 [4FE]
      Cape Fox Land Entitlement Adjustment Act: Committee on Resources 
        (House) (H.R. 1899) (H. Rept. 108-313), H9477 [15OC]
      Digital and Wireless Network Technology Program Act: Committee 
        on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 196) (S. 
        Rept. 108-34), S4897 [7AP]
      Hydrographic Services Programs Authorization and Naming of Cove 
        in Alaska in Honor of Eric S. Koss: Committee on Resources 
        (House) (H.R. 958) (H. Rept. 108-400), H12306 [21NO]
      International Fisheries Reauthorization Act: Committee on 
        Resources (House) (H.R. 2048) (H. Rept. 108-300), H9281 [7OC]
      Newtok Native Corp., and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land 
        Exchange in Alaska: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 
        (Senate) (S. 924) (S. Rept. 108-97), S9303 [11JY]
      Newtok Native Corp., and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land 
        Exchange: Committee on Resources (House) (S. 924) (H. Rept. 
        108-345), H10338 [4NO]
      Pacific Salmon Recovery Act: Committee on Resources (House) 
        (H.R. 1945) (H. Rept. 108-272), H8282 [16SE]
  Resignations
      Senate: Frank H. Murkowski, S1 [7JA]
  Statements
      Alaskan-Israeli Relations: Yossi Amrani, S8715 [26JN]
      Forest Service Hazardous Fuels Reduction Activities Funding: 
        Forest Service, S10841 [31JY]
  Texts of
      H.R. 337, Alaska hydroelectric licenses extension, H345 [11FE]
      H.R. 1166, expand and improve assistance provided by small 
        business development centers to Native Americans, H2500 [31MR]
      H.R. 2048, International Fisheries Reauthorization Act, H9700 
        [20OC]
      S. 196, Digital and Wireless Network Technology Program Act, 
        S1152 [17JA], S5510 [30AP]
      S. 293, Native Alaskan Subsistence Whaling Act, S1899 [4FE]
      S. 295, Denali Transportation System Act, S1901 [4FE]
      S. 519, Native American Capital Formation and Economic 
        Development Act, S3167-S3171 [5MR]
      S. 543, preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal 
        plain as wilderness, S3194 [5MR]
      S. 562, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reorganization Act, S3320 
        [6MR]
      S. 924, Newtok Native Corp., and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
        land exchange, S5385 [11AP], S9615 [17JY], H10308 [4NO]
      S. 1126, Native American Small Business Development Act, S7012-
        S7015 [22MY]
      S. 1205, Rural Teacher Housing Act, S7496 [5JN]
      S. 1330, Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area 
        Act, S8566 [25JN]
      S. 1354, Cape Fox Land Entitlement Adjustment Act, S8747-S8749 
        [26JN]
      S. 1364, payment of burial and family relocation expenses after 
        death of certain Federal employees in Alaska, S8759 [26JN]
      S. 1421, Alaska Native Allotment Subdivision Act, S9504 [16JY]
      S. 1448, Calista Energy and Economic Revitalization Act, S9799 
        [23JY]
      S. 1466, Alaska Land Transfer Acceleration Act, S10047-S10055 
        [28JY]
      S. 1905, Rural Teacher Housing Act, S15291 [20NO]
      S. Res. 186, tribute to August Hiebert, S8577 [25JN], S8815 
        [26JN]
  Tributes
      Stevens, Senator, S2125 [11FE], S15053 [18NO], S15106 [19NO]




ALASKA FEDERATION OF NATIVES, INC.

  Petitions and memorials
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration, S3871 
        [18MR]




ALASKA INTER-TRIBAL COUNCIL

  Letters
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration, S3863 
        [18MR]




ALASKA LAND TRANSFER ACCELERATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1466), S9959 [25JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1466), S9975 [25JY], S10046 [28JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1466, provisions, S10047-S10055 [28JY]




ALASKA NATIONAL INTEREST LANDS CONSERVATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Alaska: authorize payment of burial and family relocation 
        expenses after death of certain Federal employees (see S. 
        1364), S8725 [26JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Alaska: authorize payment of burial and family relocation 
        expenses after death of certain Federal employees (S. 1364), 
        S8759 [26JN]
  Texts of
      S. 1364, payment of burial and family relocation expenses after 
        death of certain Federal employees in Alaska, S8759 [26JN]




ALASKA NATIVE ALLOTMENT SUBDIVISION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1421), S9496 [16JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1421), S9503 [16JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1421, provisions, S9504 [16JY]




ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Alaska: exchange of certain lands between the Newtok Native 
        Corp., and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (see S. 924), 
        S5343 [11AP]
      ------resolve certain conveyances and provide for alternative 
        land selections relative to Cape Fox Corp. and Sealaska Corp. 
        (see S. 1354), S8725 [26JN] (see H.R. 1899), H3571 [30AP]
      Veterans: provide for equitable allotment of lands to Alaskan 
        Natives who are veterans (see H.R. 951), H1395 [26FE]
  Remarks in House
      Alaska: exchange of certain lands between the Newtok Native 
        Corp., and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (S. 924), 
        H10308, H10309 [4NO]
      Veterans: provide for equitable allotment of lands to Alaskan 
        Natives who are veterans (H.R. 951), E301 [27FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Alaska: exchange of certain lands between the Newtok Native 
        Corp., and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (S. 924), S5385 
        [11AP], S9615 [17JY]
      ------resolve certain conveyances and provide for alternative 
        land selections relative to Cape Fox Corp. and Sealaska Corp. 
        (S. 1354), S8747 [26JN]
  Reports filed
      Cape Fox Land Entitlement Adjustment Act: Committee on Resources 
        (House) (H.R. 1899) (H. Rept. 108-313), H9477 [15OC]
      Newtok Native Corp., and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land 
        Exchange in Alaska: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 
        (Senate) (S. 924) (S. Rept. 108-97), S9303 [11JY]
      Newtok Native Corp., and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land 
        Exchange: Committee on Resources (House) (S. 924) (H. Rept. 
        108-345), H10338 [4NO]
  Texts of
      S. 924, Newtok Native Corp., and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
        land exchange, S5385 [11AP], S9615 [17JY], H10308 [4NO]
      S. 1354, Cape Fox Land Entitlement Adjustment Act, S8747-S8749 
        [26JN]




ALASKA RAINFOREST CONSERVATION ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 979), H5345 [12JN]




ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE

  Reports
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil and Gas Exploration 
        Cumulative Environmental Effects on Alaska's North Slope, 
        S3932 [19MR]




ALASKEY, JOSEPH F., JR.

  Remarks in House
      Albany, NY: Capital District Senior Issues Forum Lifetime 
        Achievement Award recipient, E1975 [3OC]




ALAWI, IYAD

  Articles and editorials
      America Must Let Iraq Rebuild Itself, S13702 [31OC]




ALBANIA, REPUBLIC OF

  Amendments
      U.S.-Adriatic Charter: ratification (H. Con. Res. 209), H11757 
        [20NO]
  Articles and editorials
      Europe and America Must Stand United, S2501 [13FE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Europe: support by certain countries of U.S. policy on U.N. 
        enforcement of Iraqi disarmament resolutions (see S. Con. Res. 
        4), S2188 [11FE] (see H. Con. Res. 43), H705 [13FE]
      U.S.-Adriatic Charter: ratification (see H. Con. Res. 209), 
        H5045 [5JN]
  Letters
      U.S.-Adriatic Charter ratification: John Kraljic, National 
        Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation, H5672 
        [23JN]
      ------Martin Vulaj, National Albanian American Council, H5673 
        [23JN]
      ------Nikola Dimitrov, H5672 [23JN]
  Remarks in House
      Adriatic Charter: signing, H3686 [7MY]
      U.S.-Adriatic Charter: ratification (H. Con. Res. 209), H5671-
        H5673 [23JN]
      ------ratification (H. Con. Res. 209), Senate amendments, 
        H11757-H11759 [20NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Europe: support by certain countries of U.S. policy on U.N. 
        enforcement of Iraqi disarmament resolutions (S. Con. Res. 4), 
        S2500-S2502 [13FE]
      U.S.-Adriatic Charter: ratification (H. Con. Res. 209), S10167 
        [29JY]
  Reports filed
      U.S.-Adriatic Charter Ratification: Committee on Foreign 
        Relations (Senate) (H. Con. Res. 209), S9959 [25JY]
  Statements
      U.S. Policy on U.N. Enforcement of Iraqi Disarmament 
        Resolutions: Vilnius Group, S2501 [13FE]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 209, U.S.-Adriatic Charter ratification, S10167 
        [29JY], H5671 [23JN]
      S. Con. Res. 4, support by certain European countries of U.S. 
        policy on U.N. enforcement of Iraqi disarmament resolutions, 
        S2226 [11FE], S2502 [13FE]




ALBANY, CA

  Remarks in House
      Berkeley, CA: anniversary of Berkeley-Albany YMCA, E2295 [14NO]




ALBANY, NY

  Bills and resolutions
      New York: allow use of tandem trailers in certain areas on 
        Interstate 787 (see H.R. 481), H243 [29JA]
      U.S. Postal Service Henry Johnson Annex: designate (see H.R. 
        480), H243 [29JA]
  Remarks in House
      Alaskey, Joseph F., Jr.: Albany, NY, Capital District Senior 
        Issues Forum Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, E1975 [3OC]




ALBANY (NY) TIMES UNION

  Articles and editorials
      Missing Weapons Do Matter, S9518 [17JY]




ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E622 [31MR]
  Resolutions by organizations
      Albany State University Day, E622 [31MR]




ALBERO, GARY

  Bills and resolutions
      Gary Albero Post Office Building, Emerson, NJ: designate (see 
        H.R. 1569), H2702 [2AP]




ALBERT, DAN

  Letters
      Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, S14235 [7NO]




ALBERT, PHILIP R.

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S16113 [9DE]




ALBERTSONS CORP.

  Remarks in House
      Idaho: National Guard and Reserve Employer Support State 
        Chairman Award recipient, E57 [8JA]




ALBERTSON'S INC.

  Remarks in Senate
      Dept. of Defense: National Committee for Employer Support of the 
        Guard and Reserve Home Front Award recipient, S12732 [16OC]




ALBINO, JOHNNY

  Remarks in House
      Yaucano del Ano: award recipient, E1140 [5JN]




ALBION, MI

  Remarks in House
      Levine, Evelyn: LeGrand Smith Scholarship finalist, E1326 [23JN]




ALBRECHT, CLINT

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E199 [12FE]




ALBRIGHT, DAVID

  Transcripts
      Man Who Knew--Former Powell Chief of Intelligence and Others 
        Disagree With Evidence Presented to U.N. for War in Iraq: 60 
        Minutes II (television program), S12718-S12720 [16OC]




ALBRIGHT, PENROSE C.

  Reports filed
      Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of Homeland Security for Plans, 
        Programs, and Budgets: Committee on Governmental Affairs 
        (Senate), S10265 [30JY]




ALBUQUERQUE, NM

  Bills and resolutions
      Corps of Engineers: carry out critical restoration projects 
        along the Middle Rio Grande in Albuquerque, NM (see S. 997), 
        S5771 [6MY]
      Public lands: clear title to certain property associated with 
        the Middle Rio Grande Project relative to development of 
        Biological Park Project (see S. 213), S1479 [23JA]
      University of New Mexico: authorize Native American language 
        demonstration program in consortium with the Linguistic 
        Institute for Native Americans (see S. 1377), S9049 [8JY]
  Remarks in House
      Bureau of Reclamation: prohibit funding to release water from 
        the San Juan Chama project and the Middle Rio Grande project 
        to comply with the Endangered Species Act, H7140 [18JY]
      Dion's Pizza (business): anniversary, E123 [4FE]
      Mechanical Contractors Association: tribute to Project Heat's 
        On, E1768 [11SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Corps of Engineers: carry out critical restoration projects 
        along the Middle Rio Grande in Albuquerque, NM (S. 997), S5774 
        [6MY]
      Public lands: clear title to certain property associated with 
        the Middle Rio Grande Project relative to development of 
        Biological Park Project (S. 213), S1489 [23JA]
  Texts of
      S. 213, Albuquerque Biological Park Title Clarification Act, 
        S1489 [23JA]
      S. 997, carry out Corps of Engineers critical restoration 
        projects along the Middle Rio Grande in Albuquerque, NM, S5775 
        [6MY]




ALBUQUERQUE BIOLOGICAL PARK TITLE CLARIFICATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 213), S1479 [23JA]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 213), S1489 [23JA]
  Texts of
      S. 213, provisions, S1489 [23JA]




ALBUQUERQUE (NM) JOURNAL

  Articles and editorials
      Albuquerque Father Recalls ``A Fine Lady'', E125 [4FE]
      End Filibuster, Put Court Nominee to Vote, S2645 [25FE], S14669 
        [12NO]
      N.M. Gets Shock at Pump, S3769 [17MR]




ALCOHOL TAX EQUALIZATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 2252), H4736 [22MY]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 2252), E1064 [22MY]




ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

  Amendments
      Native Americans: authorize the integration and consolidation of 
        alcohol and substance abuse programs and services provided by 
        tribal governments (S. 285), S9819 [23JY]
  Articles and editorials
      Walter Clore, ``Father of Washington Wine,'' Dies, S3248 [6MR]
  Bills and resolutions
      Colleges and universities: provide grants to States to establish 
        partnerships among colleges and universities and surrounding 
        communities to reduce underage and binge drinking and illicit 
        drug use by students (see S. 406), S2457 [13FE]
      Drunken driving: increase penalties for individuals who operate 
        a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (see S. 
        1141), S6979 [22MY] (see H.R. 2681), H6464 [9JY]
      ------provide for criminal and civil liability for permitting an 
        intoxicated arrestee to operate a motor vehicle (see S. 192), 
        S1069 [16JA]
      Families and domestic relations: provide grants for mental 
        health and substance abuse services for women and children who 
        have been victims of domestic or sexual violence (see S. 
        1809), S13711 [31OC]
      Insurance: provide nondiscriminatory coverage of substance abuse 
        treatment services under private group and individual health 
        coverage (see S. 1138), S6978 [22MY] (see H.R. 2256), H4736 
        [22MY]
      National Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day: designate (see S. 
        Res. 220), S11245 [9SE]
      Native Americans: authorize the integration and consolidation of 
        alcohol and substance abuse programs and services provided by 
        tribal governments (see S. 285), S1871 [4FE]
      Public welfare programs: allow States to treat certain disabled 
        and individuals caring for disabled persons as participating 
        in work activities under the Temporary Assistance for Needy 
        Families Program (see S. 1523), S10617 [31JY]
      Social Security: create a grant program to promote joint 
        activities between Federal, State, and local child welfare and 
        alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment agencies (see 
        S. 614), S3730 [13MR]
      Taxation: allow distilled spirits wholesalers a credit for their 
        cost of carrying Federal excise taxes prior to the sale of the 
        product bearing the tax (see S. 1506), S10617 [31JY] (see H.R. 
        791), H700 [13FE]
      ------exempt the natural aging process in the determination of 
        the production period for distilled spirits (see S. 1681), 
        S12192 [30SE]
      ------increase taxes on certain alcoholic beverages and provide 
        additional funds for alcohol abuse prevention programs (see 
        H.R. 2252), H4736 [22MY]
      ------repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, distributors, 
        and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits (see S. 374), 
        S2340 [12FE] (see H.R. 786), H700 [13FE]
      ------treatment of beer (see S. 809), S4957 [8AP] (see H.R. 52), 
        H53 [7JA] (see H.R. 1305), H1952 [18MR]
      ------treatment of distilled spirits (see S. 1457), S9959 [25JY] 
        (see H.R. 2950), H7783 [25JY]
      Women: expand research for women in trauma (see S. 1811), S13711 
        [31OC]
      ------improve treatment for mental health and substance abuse 
        needs of women with histories of trauma, including domestic 
        and sexual violence (see S. 1810), S13711 [31OC]
  Letters
      Pathways to Independence Act: Consortium for Citizens With 
        Disabilities, S10646 [31JY]
      ------Lorey H. Freeman, Oregon Law Center, S10647 [31JY]
  Messages
      Federal Drug and Substance Abuse Programs Review: President 
        Bush, S7828 [12JN], H5345 [12JN]
  Remarks in House
      Children and youth: provide for a national media campaign to 
        reduce and prevent underage drinking, H1473 [4MR]
      ------reduce and prevent underage drinking, H2280 [25MR], H8263 
        [16SE]
      Domaine Chandon (business): anniversary, E840 [1MY]
      Gary, IN: anniversary of Serenity House alcohol and drug 
        treatment facility, E840 [1MY]
      Houston, TX: tribute to Council on Alcohol and Drugs efforts to 
        prevent substance abuse in youth, H2463 [27MR]
      Law enforcement: efforts to combat drunken driving, E2348 [20NO]
      New Glarus Brewing Co.: tribute, E1977 [7OC]
      Raymond Vineyard & Cellar (business): anniversary, E1853 [23SE]
      Taxation: increase taxes on certain alcoholic beverages and 
        provide additional funds for alcohol abuse prevention programs 
        (H.R. 2252), E1064 [22MY]
      ------repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, distributors, 
        and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits (H.R. 786), 
        E253 [13FE]
      WHYI-Radio (Miramar, FL): tribute to charity efforts for Here's 
        Help, Inc., youth drug and alcohol treatment facility, H2941 
        [9AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      California: Grape Genomics Research Center and Viticulture 
        Consortium funding, S14151 [6NO]
      Colleges and universities: provide grants to States to establish 
        partnerships among colleges and universities and surrounding 
        communities to reduce underage and binge drinking and illicit 
        drug use by students (S. 406), S2480 [13FE]
      Drunken driving: increase penalties for individuals who operate 
        a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (S. 
        1141), S7054 [22MY]
      ------provide for criminal and civil liability for permitting an 
        intoxicated arrestee to operate a motor vehicle (S. 192), 
        S1082 [16JA]
      Iowa: viticulture technical assistance funding, S14022 [5NO]
      Marin County, CA: anniversary of Marin Services for Women 
        (organization), S7472 [5JN]
      National Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day: designate (S. 
        Res. 220), S11255 [9SE]
      Native Americans: authorize the integration and consolidation of 
        alcohol and substance abuse programs and services provided by 
        tribal governments (S. 285), S1886 [4FE], S9819-S9823 [23JY]
      ------fetal alcohol syndrome research funding, S11821 [23SE]
      Public welfare programs: allow States to treat certain disabled 
        and individuals caring for disabled persons as participating 
        in work activities under the Temporary Assistance for Needy 
        Families Program (S. 1523), S10645-S10648 [31JY]
      Taxation: allow distilled spirits wholesalers a credit for their 
        cost of carrying Federal excise taxes prior to the sale of the 
        product bearing the tax, S6469 [15MY]
      ------allow distilled spirits wholesalers a credit for their 
        cost of carrying Federal excise taxes prior to the sale of the 
        product bearing the tax (S. 1506), S10621 [31JY]
      ------exempt the natural aging process in the determination of 
        the production period for distilled spirits (S. 1681), S12194 
        [30SE]
      ------repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, distributors, 
        and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits (S. 374), 
        S2358-S2360 [12FE]
      ------treatment of distilled spirits in Puerto Rico and the 
        Virgin Islands, S1136 [17JA]
      Washington: Agriculture Research Service wine grape foundation 
        block funding, S14148 [6NO]
  Reports filed
      Native American Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program 
        Consolidation Act: Committee on Indian Affairs (Senate) (S. 
        285) (S. Rept. 108-75), S8125 [18JN]
  Texts of
      S. 192, provide for criminal and civil liability for permitting 
        an intoxicated arrestee to operate a motor vehicle, S1083 
        [16JA]
      S. 285, Native American Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program 
        Consolidation Act, S1886-S1888 [4FE], S9819-S9823 [23JY]
      S. 374, repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, 
        distributors, and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled 
        spirits, S2359 [12FE]
      S. 406, Communities Combating College Drinking and Drug Use Act, 
        S2482 [13FE]
      S. 1138, Help Expand Access to Recovery and Treatment (HEART) 
        Act, S7051-S7053 [22MY]
      S. 1523, Pathways to Independence Act, S10646 [31JY]
      S. Res. 220, National Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day, 
        S11255 [9SE]




ALCORN, JOE

  Remarks in House
      Henderson, NV, Senior Center: Volunteer of the Month award 
        recipient, E1305 [19JN]




ALDEN, EDWARD

  Articles and editorials
      Report Raises New Questions on Saudi Role in 9/11 Attacks, H7774 
        [25JY]
      September 11 Investigation Undermines Bush's Claims, H7775 
        [25JY]




ALDRICH, DOTTY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1504 [17JY]




ALDRIDGE, AVERY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2242 [5NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S15404 [21NO]




ALESSI, ROGER

  Remarks in Senate
      National Engineers Week: tribute to winners of Regional Future 
        City Competition, S2453 [13FE]




ALEXANDER, KARA

  Remarks in House
      Levy County, FL: tribute to Levy County 4-H Sports Shooting 
        Team, E1697 [5SE]




ALEXANDER, LaBRUCE S.

  Letters
      Congaree National Park Act, S8361 [23JN]




ALEXANDER, LAMAR (a Senator from Tennessee)

  Addresses
      Putting the Teaching of American History and Civics Back Into 
        Our Classrooms--Out of Many, One--E Pluribus Unum: by, S4157-
        S4159 [20MR]
  Amendments
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (S. 1689), S12300 [1OC], S12749 [16OC], S12796 
        [17OC]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (S. Con. 
        Res. 23), S4168 [20MR]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (S. 1215), S7736 [11JN]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (H.R. 2264), S16146, S16147 [9DE]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9108, 
        S9157 [9JY]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2660), S11102, S11123 [4SE], 
        S11323, S11360 [10SE]
      Education: establish academies for teachers and students of 
        American history and civics and a national alliance of 
        teachers of American history and civics (S. 504), S8307 [20JN]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2800), S13228 [24OC]
      Medicare: reform and provide prescription drug coverage (S. 1), 
        S8728 [26JN]
      Peace Corps: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9108, S9157 
        [9JY]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (S. 14), S7181, S7196 [2JN], S7567, S7644 
        [10JN], S7682, S7732 [11JN], S10155 [29JY]
      Taxation: make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of 
        Internet and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), 
        S13943 [4NO], S14219 [6NO]
      ------provide incentives for economic recovery (S. 1054), S6294, 
        S6296, S6298 [14MY]
  Appointments
      Acting President pro tempore, S6641 [20MY]
      Conferee: H.R. 2754, energy and water development 
        appropriations, S11551 [16SE]
      ------S. 342, Keeping Children and Families Safe Act, S4879 
        [3AP]
      Mexico-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, S7649 [10JN]
  Articles and editorials
      Alexander's Principled Stand for State Control, Nashville (TN) 
        Tennessean, S14253 [7NO]
      Conversation With Lloyd John Ogilvie on Keeping God in 
        Government, Jim Dailey, Decision (publication), S3651 [13MR]
      Cross Burning Case--What Really Happened, Byron York, S13550 
        [30OC]
      Cross Burning Case--What Really Happened, Part II, Byron York, 
        S13550 [30OC]
      Cross-Burning Trial, Judge's Handling of One Case Gave His 
        Critics Ammunition, Bill Rankin, Atlanta (GA) Journal-
        Constitution, S13551-S13553 [30OC]
      Federal Funding Helps Defray Local Cost of ESL Programs, 
        Claudette Riley, Nashville (TN) Tennessean, S3962 [19MR]
      Internet's Taxing Issue--State, Service Providers Wage Fight 
        Over Sales Tax on Web Access, Larisa Brass, Knoxville (TN) 
        News-Sentinel, S13892 [4NO]
      It's About Taxes--Yours, Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press, 
        S14253 [7NO]
      Kidnapping of Lawrence Byrd, Citizen-Patriot (publication), 
        S13549 [30OC]
      Newsletter Dedicated to Truth and the Christian Civilization, 
        Citizen-Patriot (publication), S13548 [30OC]
      Today's College Students Barely More Knowledgeable Than High 
        School Students of 50 Years Ago, Poll Shows, National 
        Association of Scholars (publication), S3040 [4MR]
      Two 101st Soldiers Die in Ambush, Nashville (TN) Tennessean, 
        S15804 [24NO]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: prohibit partial-birth abortions (see S. 3), S3028 
        [3MR]
      Air pollution: establish a national uniform multiple air 
        pollutant regulatory program for the electric generating 
        sector (see S. 843), S9329 [14JY]
      Armed Forces: support members engaging in military action in 
        Iraq and President Bush for his efforts as Commander in Chief 
        (see S. Res. 95), S4166 [20MR]
      Blair, Tony: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 709), S4433 
        [26MR]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (see S. 1215), S7833 [12JN]
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: authorize grants for 
        mosquito control programs to prevent mosquito-borne diseases 
        (see S. 1015), S5859 [7MY]
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (see S. 342), S2187 [11FE]
      ------reauthorize adoption incentives payments (see S. 1686), 
        S12278 [1OC]
      Columbia (space shuttle): tribute to crew (see S. Res. 41), 
        S1870 [4FE] (see S. Res. 45), S1977 [5FE]
      Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies: 
        establish (see S. 837), S5059 [9AP]
      Corp. for National and Community Service: improve approval and 
        obligation recording process for national service positions 
        (see S. 1276), S8125 [18JN]
      Courts: appointment of additional bankruptcy judges (see S. 
        1061), S6255 [14MY]
      ------expand Federal diversity jurisdiction to allow 
        consideration of certain interstate class actions and provide 
        additional protections to plaintiff class members (see S. 
        1751), S13054 [22OC]
      ------increase annual salaries of justices and judges (see S. 
        1023), S5859 [7MY]
      Crime: protect unborn victims of violence (see S. 146), S6625 
        [19MY] (see S. 1019), S7136 [23MY]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 
        498), S4703 [2AP]
      Dept. of Justice: authorizing appropriations for the State 
        Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see S. 460), S4824 [3AP]
      Disabled: coordinate efforts in collecting and analyzing data on 
        the incidence and prevalence of developmental disabilities 
        (see S. 1226), S8359 [23JN]
      Education: national policy to improve system (see S. 4), S2522 
        [14FE]
      Employment: provide compensatory time opportunities, flexible 
        workplaces, and clarify minimum wage and overtime requirements 
        of private sector employees (see S. 317), S10265 [30JY]
      Firearms: prohibit certain lawsuits against weapons 
        manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers (see S. 
        659), S3993 [19MR]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see S.J. Res. 4), S1069 [16JA]
      FTC: ratify authority for implementation and enforcement of a 
        ``do-not-call'' registry relative to telemarketing firms (see 
        S. 1655), S11988 [25SE]
      Government: establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive 
        review of Federal agencies and programs, and to recommend the 
        elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or 
        outdated functions (see S. 1668), S12056 [26SE]
      Health: establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical 
        activity, and prevent obesity (see S. 1172), S7234 [3JN]
      ------increase supply of pancreatic islet cells for research, 
        coordinate efforts on transplantation, make transplantation a 
        standard therapy, and provide Medicare coverage of certain 
        transplantations (see S. 518), S7477 [5JN]
      ------provide compensation for injuries resulting from smallpox 
        countermeasures, provide protection against chemical or 
        radiological agents, increase distribution of vaccines, and 
        improve vaccine injury compensation (see S. 15), S3504 [11MR]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 
        1266), S14452 [11NO]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: reauthorize (see S. 
        1248), S8359 [23JN]
      Kenya: elections (see S. Res. 231), S11832 [23SE]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: extend authority for construction of a 
        memorial in the District of Columbia (see S. 470), S3087 [4MR]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr., and Coretta Scott: award Congressional 
        Gold Medal (see S. 1368), S9245 [10JY]
      Law enforcement officers: exempt from State laws prohibiting the 
        carrying of concealed handguns (see S. 253), S4824 [3AP]
      ------permit reviews of criminal records of applicants for 
        private security officer employment (see S. 769), S4702 [2AP] 
        (see S. 1665), S12056 [26SE] (see S. 1743), S12737 [16OC]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see S. 
        894), S13660 [30OC]
      Medicaid: clarify that inpatient drug prices charged to certain 
        public hospitals are included in best price exemptions under 
        the drug rebate program (see S. 1195), S7476 [5JN]
      Mental health: protect children and their parents from being 
        coerced into administering controlled substances in order to 
        attend school (see S. 1390), S9244 [10JY]
      Motion pictures: criminal penalties for unauthorized recording 
        of motion pictures in an exhibition facility and criminal and 
        civil penalties for unauthorized distribution of commercial 
        prerelease copyrighted works (see S. 1932), S15573 [22NO]
      Moynihan, Daniel Patrick: tribute (see S. Res. 99), S4434 [26MR]
      Museum and Library Services Act: reauthorize (see S. 888), S5342 
        [11AP]
      National Charter Schools Week: designate (see S. Res. 123, 125), 
        S5484 [29AP]
      National Park Service: establish the 225th Anniversary of the 
        American Revolution Commemorative Program (see S. 1108), S7927 
        [16JN]
      National parks and recreation areas: provide mass transit 
        services (see S. 1032), S5950 [8MY]
      National Purple Heart Recognition Day: designate (see S. Con. 
        Res. 40), S9709 [22JY]
      National Work and Family Month: designate (see S. Res. 210), 
        S10619 [31JY]
      Ogilvie, Mary Jane Jenkins: tribute (see S. Res. 110), S4957 
        [8AP]
      Pledge of Allegiance: circuit court decision on inclusion of 
        phrase ``under God'' (see S. Res. 71), S3086 [4MR]
      Presidential appointments: streamline the financial disclosure 
        process for executive branch employees (see S. 765), S8560 
        [25JN]
      Roads and highways: increase minimum State allocations provided 
        for use in carrying out certain highway programs (see S. 
        1090), S6852 [21MY]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see S. 300), 
        S5484 [29AP]
      Rudolph, Wilma G.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see S. 1465), S9959 [25JY]
      Science: authorize appropriations for nanoscience, 
        nanoengineering, and nanotechnology research (see S. 189), 
        S4325 [24MR]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see S. 1157), S15813 [24NO]
      Social Security: oppose reduction of annual cost-of-living 
        adjustments (see S. Res. 155), S7135 [23MY]
      Sports: recognize evolution and importance of motorsports (see 
        S. Res. 253), S14807 [12NO]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (see S. 982), S12970 [21OC]
      Taxation: accelerate increase in refundability of the child tax 
        credit (see S. 1173), S7234 (see S. 1174), S7235 [3JN]
      ------allow a deduction for State and local sales taxes in lieu 
        of State and local income taxes and allow the State and local 
        income tax deduction against the alternative minimum tax (see 
        S. 467), S2919 [27FE]
      ------application of excise tax to excessive attorney fees for 
        legal judgments, settlements, or agreements that operate as a 
        tax (see S. 887), S6071 [13MY]
      ------eliminate estate taxes (see S. 13), S8358 [23JN]
      ------promote simplification and fairness in the administration 
        and collection of sales and use taxes (see S. 1736), S12839 
        [17OC]
      Television: preserve localism, promote diversity in programming, 
        encourage competition, and prevent excessive concentration of 
        ownership of broadcast stations (see S. 1046), S9906 [24JY]
      Terrorism: anniversary of terrorist attacks (see S. Res. 224), 
        S11416 [11SE]
      Thurmond, Strom: tribute (see S. Res. 191), S8862 [27JN]
      Tobacco products: eliminate price supports and compensate quota 
        holders, tobacco producers, and tobacco-dependent communities 
        (see S. 1490), S10265 [30JY]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Assets for Independence Act: revise and extend (see S. 1786), 
        S13377 [28OC]
      Cash, Johnny: tribute (see S. Con. Res. 68), S11479 [15SE]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance (see S. 1628), S11648 
        [17SE]
      Community Services Block Grant Act: revise and extend (see S. 
        1786), S13377 [28OC]
      Dept. of Energy: authorizing appropriations for the Office of 
        Science (see S. 915), S5343 [11AP]
      Diseases: facilitate service of health care professionals in 
        areas of the world that are severely affected by HIV/AIDS, 
        tuberculosis, and malaria (see S. 1067), S6256 [14MY]
      Education: establish academies for teachers and students of 
        American history and civics and a national alliance of 
        teachers of American history and civics (see S. 504), S3086 
        [4MR]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: technical corrections 
        relative to amendments made by the Medical Device User Fee and 
        Modernization Act (see S. 1881), S15061 [18NO]
      Head Start Program: designate certain Head Start centers as 
        Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood (see S. 1474), S10045 
        [28JY]
      Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act: revise and extend (see S. 
        1786), S13377 [28OC]
      Women: reduce preterm labor, delivery, and risk of pregnancy-
        related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and reduce 
        infant mortality caused by prematurity (see S. 1726), S12533 
        [14OC]
  Certificates of election
      Senate, S1 [7JA]
  Cloture motions
      Committees of the Senate: majority party appointments (S. Res. 
        18), S286 [14JA]
      Dorr, Thomas C.: nomination to the CCC, S14859 [12NO], S14992 
        [18NO]
      Estrada, Miguel A.: nomination to be circuit judge, S3070 [4MR], 
        S3455 [11MR], S3693 [13MR]
      Leavitt, Michael O.: nomination to be EPA Administrator, S13182 
        [23OC]
      Pickering, Charles W., Sr.: nomination to be circuit judge, 
        S13420 [28OC], S13572 [30OC]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (S. 14), S10252 [30JY]
  Cost Estimates
      Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act (S. 150): CBO, S13033 [22OC]
      ------CBO (intergovernmental mandates), S14169 [6NO]
  Court documents
      Motion for Recusal of Judge Charles W. Pickering, Sr., from case 
        involving Sam Bowers: U.S. District Court for the Southern 
        District of Mississippi, S13549 [30OC]
  Descriptions
      Tennessee Governor's Schools, S3041 [4MR]
  Lists
      State Governor's schools, S3041 [4MR]
  Oaths of office
      Senate, S4 [7JA]
  Oaths
      Oath of Allegiance to the U.S., S11680 [17SE]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      Senate, S6641 [20MY]
  Privilege of the floor
      Lipscomb, Bridget, S13696 [30OC], S14849 [12NO]
      Valentine, Tim, S7558 [9JN]
  Remarks
      Air pollution: establish a national uniform multiple air 
        pollutant regulatory program for the electric generating 
        sector (S. 843), S9320 [14JY]
      Appropriations: convert portion of supplemental appropriations 
        for reconstruction efforts in Iraq into loan guarantees, 
        S12701, S12702 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (S. 1689), S12219 [1OC], S12377 [2OC], S12701, S12702 [16OC]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, S3866 
        [18MR]
      ------transfer portion of oil and gas revenues to Land and Water 
        Conservation Fund State grant program, S3866 [18MR]
      Armed Forces: support members engaging in military action in 
        Iraq, S4998 [9AP], S5262 [11AP]
      ------support members engaging in military action in Iraq and 
        President Bush for his efforts as Commander in Chief (S. Res. 
        95), S4082 [20MR]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq, 
        S15804 [24NO]
      Assets for Independence Act: revise and extend (S. 1786), S13378 
        [28OC]
      Australia: tribute to Armed Forces members engaging in military 
        action in Iraq, S4998 [9AP]
      Blair, Tony: address to joint session of Congress by British 
        Prime Minister of Great Britain, S9546 [17JY]
      Breen, J. Daniel: nomination to be district judge, S3698 [13MR]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (S. Con. 
        Res. 23), S3866 [18MR], S3962 [19MR]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: permit use of rotunda for a 
        ceremony to commemorate the unveiling of the statue of 
        Sacagawea provided by North Dakota for display in National 
        Statuary Hall (H. Con. Res. 236), S9512, S9513 [16JY]
      Cash, Johnny: tribute (S. Con. Res. 68), S11483 [15SE]
      Children and youth: prevent child abuse, neglect, and 
        abandonment and family violence (S. 342), conference report, 
        S8257, S8258, S8260 [19JN]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance (S. 1628), S11680 [17SE]
      ------enact law to protect oath of allegiance, S11409 [11SE]
      Community Services Block Grant Act: revise and extend (S. 1786), 
        S13378 [28OC]
      Congress: authorize appointment of committee to escort British 
        Prime Minister Tony Blair into the House chamber for joint 
        session, S9513 [16JY]
      Conrad, Glen E.: nomination to be district judge, unanimous-
        consent agreement, S11736 [22SE]
      Dept. of Defense: making appropriations for military 
        construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure 
        (H.R. 2559), conference report--unanimous-consent request, 
        S14171 [6NO]
      Dept. of Education: establish Freedom's Answer Project to engage 
        students in election process, S12185 [30SE]
      Dept. of Energy: establish a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and 
        infrastructure program, S7518, S7521, S7522, S7523 [9JN], 
        S7574 [10JN]
      ------require report on natural gas supplies and demand, S7683 
        [11JN]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9110 
        [9JY], S9212 [10JY]
      Diseases: expand assistance to countries seriously affected by 
        HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (H.R. 1298), S6497 [15MY]
      ------facilitate service of health care professionals in areas 
        of the world that are severely affected by HIV/AIDS, 
        tuberculosis, and malaria, S6497 [15MY]
      ------improve access to HIV/AIDS-related treatments and services 
        in developing countries, S11021-S11023 [3SE]
      District of Columbia: making appropriations (H.R. 2765), S11947 
        [25SE], S12168 [30SE]
      ------scholarship vouchers to provide school choice, S11947 
        [25SE], S12168 [30SE]
      Economy: national objectives priority assignments, S11021 [3SE]
      Education: establish academies for teachers and students of 
        American history and civics and a national alliance of 
        teachers of American history and civics (S. 504), S3038 [4MR], 
        S8216, S8219 [19JN], S8261, S8263 [20JN], S8714 [26JN]
      ------funding, S3962 [19MR], S11021 [3SE]
      Estrada, Miguel A.: nomination to be circuit judge, S2322 
        [12FE], S2787 [26FE], S3445 [11MR]
      FCC: ruling on media ownership rules (S. Res. 159), unanimous-
        consent request, S7415 [4JN]
      Federal courts: control of State and local political 
        institutions, S8553 [25JN]
      Federal-State relations: reduce State and local costs due to 
        unfunded Federal mandates, S13891, S13893, S13896 [4NO]
      Floyd, Henry F.: nomination to be district judge, unanimous-
        consent agreement, S11736 [22SE]
      Foreign aid: authorizing appropriations for foreign assistance 
        programs, S9110 [9JY], S9212 [10JY]
      Greer, J. Ronnie: nomination to be district judge, S7676 [11JN]
      Griffin, Richard A.: discharge nomination to be circuit judge 
        (S. Res. 195), S9438 [16JY]
      Head Start Program: designate certain Head Start centers as 
        Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood (S. 1474), S10062 
        [28JY]
      Health: protect patients' access to quality and affordable 
        health care by reducing effects of excessive liability costs 
        (S. 11), motion to proceed, S9076 [9JY]
      Higher Education Act: amend relative to the qualifications of 
        foreign schools (S. 570), S9512 [16JY]
      Indian Health Service: elevate position of Director to Assistant 
        Sec. of HHS for Indian Health (S. 558), S9511 [16JY]
      Iron and steel industry: end steel tariffs, S9484-S9486 [16JY], 
        S10960 [2SE], S11746-S11748 [22SE], S14447 [11NO]
      Law enforcement: combat piracy of copyrighted materials, S9110 
        [9JY]
      ------community policing programs funding, S2983 [27FE]
      Leavitt, Michael O.: nomination to be EPA Administrator, S11827 
        [23SE]
      Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act: revise and extend (S. 
        1786), S13378 [28OC]
      Madisonville, TN: dedication of Veterans Flag Memorial to 
        commemorate Armed Forces Day, S7603 [10JN]
      McKeague, David W.: discharge nomination to be circuit judge (S. 
        Res. 192), S9438 [16JY]
      Medicare: inclusion of disease management as a permanent part of 
        the fee-for-service program, S8545 [25JN]
      ------reform and provide prescription drug coverage (S. 1), 
        S8545 [25JN]
      ------reform and provide prescription drug coverage (S. 1), 
        unanimous-consent agreement, S7868 [13JN]
      National Football League: tribute to military awareness 
        initiative, S14444 [11NO]
      Native American Health and Wellness Foundation: establish (S. 
        555), S9508, S9509 [16JY]
      Neilson, Susan Bieke: discharge nomination to be circuit judge 
        (S. Res. 193), S9438 [16JY]
      Nuclear energy: loan guarantees for commercial nuclear 
        powerplant construction, S7584 [10JN]
      Ogilvie, Lloyd J.: tribute (S. Res. 83), S3650 [13MR]
      Peace Corps: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9110 [9JY], 
        S9212 [10JY]
      Petroleum: decrease dependence on foreign sources, S7571, S7573, 
        S7576 [10JN]
      Pickering, Charles W., Sr.: nomination to be circuit judge, 
        S13547, S13553 [30OC], S14556 [12NO]
      Pledge of Allegiance: circuit court decision on inclusion of 
        phrase ``under God'' (S. Res. 71), S3047 [4MR]
      Poverty: authorize Millennium Challenge assistance to reduce 
        global poverty through increased economic growth by supporting 
        a new compact for global development, S9212 [10JY]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), conference report, S15052 [18NO]
      ------enhance energy conservation, research, and development and 
        provide for security and diversity in the energy supply (S. 
        14), S7518, S7521, S7522, S7523 [9JN], S7571, S7573, S7574, 
        S7576, S7584 [10JN], S7683 [11JN]
      Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed 
        en bloc, S8256 [19JN], S9513 [16JY]
      ------Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 
        S2322 [12FE], S3445 [11MR], S14556, S14611, S14615 [12NO]
      Pryor, William H., Jr.: nomination to be circuit judge, S14080 
        [5NO], S14556, S14611 [12NO]
      Saad, Henry W.: discharge nomination to be circuit judge (S. 
        Res. 194), S9438 [16JY]
      Senate: legislative program, S8216, S8260 [19JN], S9513 [16JY], 
        S11045 [3SE]
      ------revive tradition of the maiden speech for freshmen 
        Senators, S3038 [4MR]
      Senate Legal Counsel: testimony, document production, and legal 
        representation in Colorado v. Carrie Ann Hoppes, et al. (S. 
        Res. 197), S9512 [16JY]
      Taxation: end certain abusive tax practices and provide tax 
        relief and simplification (H.R. 1308), S7420 [5JN]
      ------extend the moratorium on the taxation of Internet and 
        interactive computer service commerce, amend definition of 
        Internet access, and allow existing State and local taxes to 
        remain for 2 years, S14167, S14169 [6NO], S14250, S14252, 
        S14253 [7NO]
      ------increase refundability of child tax credit, clarify 
        eligibility of Armed Forces pay for such credit, and 
        accelerate marriage penalty relief in earned income tax 
        credit, S7420 [5JN]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), S13032 
        [22OC], S13891, S13893, S13896 [4NO], S14167, S14169 [6NO], 
        S14250, S14252, S14253 [7NO]
      Terrorism: anniversary of terrorist attacks (S. Res. 224), 
        S11368 [11SE]
      Tobacco products: eliminate price supports and compensate quota 
        holders, tobacco producers, and tobacco-dependent communities 
        (S. 1490), S10267 [30JY]
      Varlan, Thomas A.: nomination to be district judge, S3800 [17MR]
      Veterans Day: observance, S14386 [11NO]
      Zimbabwe: support democratic transition and economic recovery, 
        S7868 [13JN]
  Summaries
      Head Start Centers of Excellence Act (S. 1474), S10063 [28JY]
      Marshall Plan: Marshall Foundation, S12702 [16OC]
      Unfunded Mandate Reform Act (1995): Keith Bea and Richard S. 
        Beth, Congressional Research Service, S13895 [4NO]
  Syllabuses
      American Character and America's Government--Using the American 
        Creed To Make Decisions: by, Harvard University John F. 
        Kennedy School of Government, S3042-S3044 [4MR]
  Tables
      Land and Water Conservation Fund funding State by State, S3867 
        [18MR]
  Texts of
      S. 504, American History and Civics Education Act, S3088 [4MR]
      S. 915, Energy and Science Research Investment Act, S5375 [11AP]
      S. 1474, Head Start Centers of Excellence Act, S10064 [28JY]
  Tributes
      Clayton, James L., S5337 [11AP]
      Coley, Jim, S8714 [26JN]
      Dole, Senator, S7420 [5JN]
      Frist, Thomas F., Jr.: Modern Healthcare (publication) and the 
        American College of Healthcare Executives Healthcare Hall of 
        Fame inductee, S4820 [3AP]
      Hutchison, Senator, S7869 [13JN]
      Madia, Bill, S10611 [31JY]
      Moynihan, Daniel Patrick, S4429 [26MR]
      Mull, Jacob B., S8714 [26JN]




ALEXANDER, RICHARD C.

  Letters
      Equity for Reservists Pay Act, E608 [27MR]
      Overseas deployment of the National Guard and Reserves, S9382 
        [15JY]
      TRICARE program eligibility for members of the Ready Reserve and 
        their families, S6661 [20MY]




ALEXANDER, RODNEY (a Representative from Louisiana)

  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: prohibit partial-birth abortions (see H.R. 760), H1396 
        [26FE]
      ------require parental notification and intervention for minors 
        seeking an abortion (see H.R. 1489), H5815 [24JN]
      AMVETS: recognize members for their service to the nation and 
        support the goal of AMVETS National Charter Day (see H. Con. 
        Res. 308), H9812 [21OC]
      Armed Forces: ensure tax-exempt status for members, or their 
        spouses, serving in Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom 
        (see H.R. 1795), H5268 [11JN]
      ------exempt certain members from requirement to pay subsistence 
        charges while hospitalized (see H.R. 2998), H8285 [16SE]
      ------expand Rest and Recuperation Leave program for members 
        serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring 
        Freedom to include travel and transportation to the members' 
        permanent station or home (see H. Res. 387), H9130 [1OC]
      ------expand Rest and Recuperation Leave program for members 
        serving in the Iraqi theater of operations to include travel 
        and transportation to the members' permanent station or home 
        (see H.R. 3199), H9478 [15OC]
      ------express appreciation to members engaging in military 
        action in Iraq and against terrorism and recognize 
        communities, businesses, and organizations for their support 
        (see H. Con. Res. 177), H4011 [13MY]
      ------increase death gratuity and exclude from gross income for 
        tax purposes (see H.R. 3019, 3365), H9982 [28OC]
      ------provide a temporary increase in the minimum end strength 
        level for active duty personnel for the Army, Marine Corps, 
        and Air Force (see H.R. 3696), H12919 [8DE]
      ------provide free mailing privileges for personal 
        correspondence and certain parcels sent to members serving on 
        active duty abroad engaged in armed conflict (see H.R. 2705), 
        H7020 [16JY]
      ------reduce the age for receipt of military retired pay for 
        non-regular service (see H.R. 742), H3453 [29AP]
      ------require colleges and universities to preserve educational 
        status and financial aid of military personnel called to 
        active duty (see H.R. 1323), H2823 [3AP]
      ------restore health care coverage to retired members of the 
        uniformed services (see H.R. 3474), H12312 [21NO]
      Aviation: improve training requirements for and require 
        certification of cabin crew members (see H.R. 1889), H8175 
        [10SE]
      Blair, Tony: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1511), 
        H3355 [11AP]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Budget: constitutional amendment to require balanced (see H.J. 
        Res. 22), H3638 [1MY]
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: authorize grants for 
        mosquito control programs to prevent mosquito-borne diseases 
        (see H.R. 342), H169 [27JA]
      Children and youth: enhance operation of the AMBER Alert 
        communications plan to expedite the recovery of abducted 
        children (see H.R. 412), H1954 [18MR]
      ------establish a grant program to provide comprehensive eye 
        examinations (see H.R. 2173), H8083 [9SE]
      Civil War--U.S.: establish a commission to commemorate 
        sesquicentennial (see H.R. 2449), H5365 [12JN]
      Columbia (space shuttle): award Congressional Gold Medal 
        posthumously to crew (see H.R. 525), H2311 [25MR]
      Consumers: require disclosure of terms of rental-purchase 
        agreements (see H.R. 996), H3571 [30AP]
      Crime: protect unborn victims of violence (see H.R. 1997), H4740 
        [22MY]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Delta/Black Belt Regional Authority: establish to provide 
        community and economic development in the distressed Southern 
        Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region (see H.R. 678), H8175 
        [10SE]
      Dept. of Defense: prioritize transfer of excess personal 
        property to the Forest Service Federal Excess Personal 
        Property Program in order to be loaned to rural fire 
        departments (see H.R. 1311), H5468 [17JN]
      Dept. of Justice: extend authorization for the Bulletproof Vest 
        Partnership Grant Program (see H.R. 1708), H3684 [6MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: prohibit implementation of any 
        Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services Commission 
        recommendation for one year following submission (see H.R. 
        3440), H11360 [17NO]
      ------reduce backlog of benefit claims (see H.R. 1264), H2823 
        [3AP]
      ------require congressional notification prior to implementation 
        of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services 
        initiative (see H.R. 2808), H7225 [21JY]
      District of Columbia: restore right to keep and bear arms (see 
        H.R. 3193), H8949 [25SE]
      Drugs: correct impediments to allowing importation of 
        prescription drugs into the U.S. by pharmacists and 
        wholesalers for resale and by U.S. citizens for personal use 
        (see H.R. 780), H700 [13FE]
      ------establish fairer pricing for prescription drugs for 
        individuals without access to discounted prices (see H.R. 
        1694), H3051 [9AP]
      Education: establish academies for teachers and students of 
        American history and civics and a national alliance of 
        teachers of American history and civics (see H.R. 1078), H5267 
        [11JN]
      ------provide educational opportunities for all students in 
        State public school systems (see H.R. 236), H5366 [12JN]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 2394), H7618 [24JY]
      Endangered Species Act: reform process for designating critical 
        habitat (see H.R. 2933), H7782 [25JY]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (see H.J. Res. 56), H8906 
        [24SE]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: amend relative to new 
        animal drugs (see H.R. 2079), H4011 [13MY]
      Financial institutions: facilitate check truncation, foster 
        innovation in the check collection system, and improve the 
        overall efficiency of payment systems (see H.R. 1474), H3305 
        [10AP]
      ------prohibit financial holding companies and national banks 
        from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real estate 
        brokerage or real estate management activities (see H.R. 111), 
        H5045 [5JN]
      Fire prevention: improve capacity to plan and conduct hazardous 
        fuels reduction projects and enhance efforts to protect 
        watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health 
        (see H.R. 1904), H3634 [1MY]
      Firearms: permit States to provide reciprocal treatment for 
        carrying of certain concealed firearms by nonresidents (see 
        H.R. 990), H4739 [22MY]
      ------prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (see H.R. 357), H2822 
        [3AP] (see H.R. 1036), H1464 [27FE]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see H.J. Res. 4), H1903 [13MR]
      Freedom of religion: constitutional amendment on protection (see 
        H.J. Res. 46), H3052 [9AP]
      Hazardous substances: provide assistance for poison prevention 
        and stabilize funding of regional poison control centers (see 
        H.R. 1819), H8017 [5SE]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1821), H3353 [11AP]
      Higher Education Act: amend (see H.R. 3180), H8949 [25SE]
      Hire a Veteran Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Con. Res. 
        252), H9215 [2OC]
      Humanitarian Trust Act: clarify period of time for which funds 
        may be held in trust (see H.R. 2054), H4369 [20MY]
      Hunting and trapping: commend Hunters for the Hungry programs 
        and efforts of such programs to decrease hunger and help feed 
        those in need (see H. Res. 481), H12920 [8DE]
      Insurance: coverage of prescription drugs (see H.R. 1243), 
        H10237 [30OC]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 
        589), H4368 [20MY]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr., and Coretta Scott: award Congressional 
        Gold Medal (see H.R. 2680), H8083 [9SE]
      Law enforcement officers: exempt from State laws prohibiting the 
        carrying of concealed handguns (see H.R. 218), H59 [7JA]
      Louisiana: provide economic disaster assistance to rice 
        producers (see H.R. 341), H169 [27JA]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see 
        H.R. 3277), H12922 [8DE]
      Medicare: allow beneficiaries direct access to physical 
        therapists without a physician referral (see H.R. 792), H1682 
        [6MR]
      ------coverage of certain self-administered intramuscular and 
        subcutaneous drugs (see H.R. 1956), H5175 [10JN]
      ------establish voluntary outpatient prescription drug coverage 
        program and modernize and reform payments and the regulatory 
        structure (see H.R. 1199), H1744 [11MR]
      ------improve outpatient health care for beneficiaries in rural 
        areas (see H.R. 2333), H4977 [4JN]
      ------limit hospital ownership exception to physician self-
        referral restrictions to interests purchased on terms 
        generally available to the public (see H.R. 1539), H5268 
        [11JN]
      ------protect and preserve access of beneficiaries to health 
        care provided by hospitals in rural areas (see H.R. 1675), 
        H3355 [11AP]
      ------provide prescription drug coverage and make improvements 
        in payment for rural providers (see H.R. 2606), H5928 [25JN]
      ------remove inpatient limitation on the proportion of hospice 
        care that certain rural hospice programs may provide (see H.R. 
        754), H5174 [10JN]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        1125), H3453 [29AP]
      Medicare/Medicaid: improve payments to certain health care 
        service providers (see H.R. 3549), H12312 [21NO]
      Members of Congress: nullify recent pay increases and eliminate 
        automatic salary adjustments (see H.R. 31), H9478 [15OC]
      Mental health: provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits 
        unless comparable limitations are imposed on medical and 
        surgical benefits (see H.R. 953), H4255 [19MY]
      Monuments and memorials: establish a memorial to the victims of 
        terrorist attacks on the U.S. (see H.R. 911), H8175 [10SE]
      National Affordable Housing Trust Fund: establish to provide 
        decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families 
        (see H.R. 1102), H7787 [25JY]
      National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: long-term 
        health monitoring of firefighters in disaster areas (see H.R. 
        3431), H10339 [4NO]
      National Librarians Week: establish (see H. Con. Res. 155), 
        H4132 [14MY]
      National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association: anniversary (see H. 
        Con. Res. 280), H9131 [1OC]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 898), H4528 [21MY]
      Navy: declare a national policy for naval force structure (see 
        H.R. 375), H3857 [8MY]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (see H.R. 2183), H5714 [23JN]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3287), 
        H9380 [10OC]
      Pope John Paul II: tribute (see H. Res. 400), H9688 [17OC]
      Public safety officers: ensure that officers who suffer a fatal 
        heart attack or stroke while on duty shall be presumed to have 
        died in the line of duty for purposes of survivor benefits 
        (see H.R. 919), H4205 [15MY]
      Roads and highways: increase minimum State allocations provided 
        for use in carrying out certain highway programs (see H.R. 
        2208), H4734 [22MY]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see H.R. 1900), 
        H8284 [16SE]
      Schools: provide a period of quiet reflection at the opening of 
        certain schools on every school day (see H.R. 1202), H6603 
        [10JY]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see H.R. 2205), H7618 [24JY]
      Social Security: computation system for benefits relative to 
        spouses' or surviving spouses' Government pensions (see H.R. 
        887), H1332 [25FE]
      ------extend availability of allotments under the State 
        Children's Health Insurance Program (see H.R. 531), H392 
        [11FE]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 594), H2939 [8AP]
      ------restrict application of windfall elimination provisions to 
        individuals whose benefits exceed certain levels (see H.R. 
        2011), H3761 [7MY]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (see H.R. 1828), H4368 [20MY]
      Tariff Act: clarify adjustments to be made in determining export 
        price and constructed export price (see H.R. 491), H244 [29JA]
      Taxation: accelerate increase in refundability of the child tax 
        credit (see H.R. 2325), H4976 [4JN] (see H.R. 2392), H5088 
        [9JN]
      ------allow the use of completed contract method of accounting 
        in the case of certain long-term naval vessel construction 
        contracts (see H.R. 1479), H4788 [2JN]
      ------increase deduction for teacher classroom supplies and 
        expand to include qualified professional development expenses 
        (see H.R. 785), H5267 [11JN]
      ------increase refundability of child tax credit, clarify 
        eligibility of Armed Forces pay for such credit, and 
        accelerate marriage penalty relief in earned income tax credit 
        (see H.R. 2286), H4877 [3JN]
      ------provide a credit for expenditures for the maintenance of 
        railroad tracks of certain railroads (see H.R. 876), H5174 
        [10JN]
      ------provide a credit for teachers and principals who work in 
        certain low income schools (see H.R. 1643), H5268 [11JN]
      ------provide a credit to promote homeownership and community 
        development (see H.R. 839), H5664 [19JN]
      ------treatment of certain tax attributes for taxpayers who file 
        consolidated returns (see H.R. 2706), H7788 [25JY]
      ------treatment of charitable contributions of apparently 
        wholesome food which is inventory (see H.R. 543), H1682 [6MR]
      ------treatment of flexible spending arrangements relative to 
        long-term care insurance (see H.R. 2096), H4788 [2JN]
      ------treatment of forestry activities (see H.R. 1310), H5267 
        [11JN]
      U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps: anniversary (see H. Res. 313), H10238 
        [30OC]
      Veterans: health care funding (see H.R. 2318), H4976 [4JN]
      ------increase the minimum Survivor Benefit Plan basic annuity 
        for certain surviving spouses and provide for an open season 
        under that plan (see H.R. 548), H2822 [3AP]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see H.R. 303), H2822 
        [3AP]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of certain 
        wild animals for use as pets (see H.R. 1006), H2402 [26MR]
      ------prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of certain wild 
        animals for use as pets, cosponsorship withdrawn (see H.R. 
        1006), H2587 [1AP]
      Women: tribute to pregnancy resource centers (see H. Res. 233), 
        H4011 [13MY]
      World War II: provide that service in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps 
        constituted active military service for veteran classification 
        (see H.R. 476), H10237 [30OC]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Armed Forces: require colleges and universities to refund 
        tuitions and fees of military personnel called to active duty 
        (see H.R. 1724), H3301 [10AP]
      Corps of Engineers: carry out a water supply project in Bastrop, 
        LA (see H.R. 2091), H4130 [14MY]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      House of Representatives, H9285 [8OC]
  Remarks
      Armed Forces: increase death gratuity and exclude from gross 
        income for tax purposes (H.R. 3365), H10061 [29OC]
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: authorize grants for 
        mosquito control programs to prevent mosquito-borne diseases 
        (H.R. 342), H1761 [12MR]
      Computers: prevent the use of certain bank instruments for 
        Internet gambling (H.R. 2143), consideration (H. Res. 263), 
        H5132 [10JN]
      Dept. of Justice: use of existing State, local, and private 
        prisons to house Federal prisoners, E1608 [25JY]
      Depts. of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and 
        related agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2799), 
        E1608 [25JY]
      Louisiana Purchase: bicentennial (H. Con. Res. 21), 
        H8413 [23SE]
      Public debt: status, H9286 [8OC]
      Taxation: end certain abusive tax practices and provide tax 
        relief and simplification (H.R. 1308), H5132 [10JN]
      ------end certain abusive tax practices and provide tax relief 
        and simplification (H.R. 1308), motion to instruct conferees, 
        H7323 [22JY]
      ------increase refundability of child tax credit, clarify 
        eligibility of Armed Forces pay for such credit, and 
        accelerate marriage penalty relief in earned income tax 
        credit, H5132 [10JN], H7323 [22JY]
      Veterans: benefits funding, E2236 [5NO]
      Votes: position on missed, H1523 [5MR]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Special order: granted, H4128 [14MY]




ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, INC.

  Biographies
      Pfeiffer, Robert J., S12134-S12136 [29SE]




ALEXANDRIA, VA

  Bills and resolutions
      Justin W. Williams U.S. Attorney's Building: designate (see S. 
        1919), S15407 [21NO] (see H.R. 3428), H10339 [4NO]
  Remarks in House
      Beaulieu, Erin: Prudential Insurance Co., of America Spirit of 
        Community Award recipient for Virginia, E213 [13FE], E871 
        [6MY]
      Boys Scouts of America: tribute to Boy Scout Venture Crew 80, 
        E1978 [7OC]
      de Otero, Guadalupe Sanchez: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
        Community Health Leadership Award recipient, E1218 [11JN]
      Inova Mount Vernon Hospital: Mount Vernon-Lee, VA, Chamber of 
        Commerce Large Business of the Year award recipient, E276 
        [25FE]
      Justin W. Williams U.S. Attorney's Building: designate (H.R. 
        3428), E2212 [4NO]
      Lowe, Judy: Alexandria, VA, Commission on Women Marguerite Payez 
        Award recipient, E1289 [18JN]
      Portillo, Sylvia: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community 
        Health Leadership Award recipient, E1188 [10JN]
      West Potomac High School: tribute to boys' and girls' crew 
        teams, E1255 [13JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes, S2591 [24FE]




ALFRED, LEANNA RICHARD

  Remarks in House
      American Institute for Public Service: Jefferson Award 
        recipient, E1264 [16JN]




ALGERIA, DEMOCRATIC AND POPULAR REPUBLIC OF

  Bills and resolutions
      Earthquakes: express sympathy for victims of earthquake and 
        support ongoing aid efforts (see S. Res. 198), S9708 [22JY] 
        (see H. Res. 264), H5174 [10JN]
  Remarks in House
      Earthquakes: express sympathy for victims of earthquake and 
        support ongoing aid efforts (H. Res. 264), H5668, H5669 
        [23JN], E1342 [24JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Earthquakes: express sympathy for victims of earthquake and 
        support ongoing aid efforts, S9581 [17JY]
      ------express sympathy for victims of earthquake and support 
        ongoing aid efforts (S. Res. 198), S9737 [22JY]
  Reports filed
      Nomination of Richard W. Erdman To Be Ambassador to Algeria: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S6852 [21MY]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 264, express sympathy for victims of earthquake in 
        Algeria and support ongoing aid efforts, H5668 [23JN]
      S. Res. 198, express sympathy for victims of earthquake and 
        support ongoing aid efforts in Algeria, S9737 [22JY]




ALHAMBRA, CA

  Eulogies
      Monserratt, Lloyd, E1316 [20JN]
  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E804 [30AP]
      National Agriculture Day: observance, E554 [24MR]
      Siu, Annie Chin: California 29th Congressional District Woman of 
        the Year award recipient, E469 [13MR]




ALIENS  see Immigration; Refugees




ALIYEV, HEYDAR (President, Azerbaijan)

  Remarks in House
      Azerbaijan: U.S. policy, H8936 [25SE]




AL-KALIFA, HAMAD BIN ISA (Emir, Bahrain)

  Bills and resolutions
      U.S. visit (see H. Con. Res. 31), H322 [5FE]
  Remarks in House
      U.S. visit (H. Con. Res. 31), E131 [5FE]




ALKURABI, ASAD MOHAMED

  Bills and resolutions
      Relief (see H.R. 2281), H4738 [22MY]




ALL-AMERICAN TAX RELIEF ACT

  Amendments
      Enact (H.R. 1308), H5330, H5333 [12JN]
      ------consideration of Senate amendments with an amendment (H. 
        Res. 270), H5329 [12JN]
  Appointments
      Conferees: H.R. 1308, All-American Tax Relief Act, H5342 [12JN]
  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (H.R. 1308): agree to conference report that increases 
        child tax credit refundability and includes Armed Forces pay 
        in such credit (see S. Res. 200), S9959 [25JY]
      ------consideration of Senate amendments with an amendment (see 
        H. Res. 270), H5265 [11JN]
  Motions
      Enact (H.R. 1308), H5335 [12JN], H6682 [14JY], H6824, H6826 
        [15JY], H6984, H6985 [16JY], H7058, H7106 [17JY], H7158 
        [18JY], H7197 [21JY], H7319, H7320 [22JY], H7444 [23JY], H7595 
        [24JY], H7622 [25JY], H7811 [3SE], H7922, H7930 [4SE], H7995 
        [5SE], H8063 [9SE], H8178 [10SE], H8254 [16SE], H8359 [17SE], 
        H8879 [24SE], H8930 [25SE], H8996 [30SE], H9067 [1OC], H9251 
        [7OC], H9346 [8OC], H9708 [20OC], H9784 [21OC], H10082 [29OC], 
        H10314 [4NO], H10434 [5NO]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1308), H5270, H5271, H5346 [12JN], H5435, H5441, 
        H5445 [17JN], H5477-H5491 [18JN], H5555, H5557-H5562 [19JN], 
        H5822 [25JN], H6468 [10JY], H7621, H7622 [25JY], E1280 [17JN]
      ------consideration of Senate amendments with an amendment (H. 
        Res. 270), H5316-H5330 [12JN], E1263 [16JN], E1293 [18JN]
      ------motion to instruct conferees, H5336-H5342 [12JN], H6824, 
        H6826-H6834 [15JY], H6985-H6990 [16JY], H7106-H7112 [17JY], 
        H7158, H7162 [18JY], H7197 [21JY], H7319-H7326 [22JY], H7444-
        H7449 [23JY], H7622-H7630 [25JY], H7930-H7936 [4SE], H7996-
        H8001 [5SE], H8178-H8182 [10SE], H8359-H8361 [17SE], H8879 
        [24SE], H8930-H8935 [25SE], H9067-H9073 [1OC], H9346-H9349 
        [8OC], H9784-H9787 [21OC], H10434-H10438 [5NO]
      Taxation: increase refundability of child tax credit, clarify 
        eligibility of Armed Forces pay for such credit, and 
        accelerate marriage penalty relief in earned income tax 
        credit, H5270, H5317, H5346 [12JN], H5441, H5445 [17JN], 
        H5477-H5491 [18JN], H5555, H5557-H5562 [19JN], H5686, H5690 
        [23JN], H5822, H5910 [25JN], H6468 [10JY], H6826-H6834 [15JY], 
        H6985-H6990 [16JY], H7107-H7112 [17JY], H7158, H7162 [18JY], 
        H7320-H7326 [22JY], H7444-H7449 [23JY], H7621, H7622-H7630 
        [25JY], H7931-H7936 [4SE], H7996-H8001 [5SE], H8178-H8182 
        [10SE], H8359-H8361 [17SE], H8930-H8935 [25SE], H9067-H9073 
        [1OC], H9346-H9349 [8OC], H9784-H9787 [21OC], H10434-H10438 
        [5NO], E1263 [16JN], E1293 [18JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (H.R. 1308), S7970 [17JN], S8013 [18JN], S9744 [23JY]
      ------agree to conference report that increases child tax credit 
        refundability and includes Armed Forces pay in such credit (S. 
        Res. 200), S9929, S9931 [25JY]
      Taxation: increase refundability of child tax credit, clarify 
        eligibility of Armed Forces pay for such credit, and 
        accelerate marriage penalty relief in earned income tax 
        credit, S7970 [17JN], S9744 [23JY]
      ------prohibit the implementation of discriminatory 
        precertification requirements for the earned income tax 
        credit, S9931 [25JY]
  Reports filed
      Consideration of Senate Amendments With an Amendment to H.R. 
        1308, Provisions: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 270) (H. 
        Rept. 108-149), H5265 [11JN]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Enact (H.R. 1308), H6829 [15JY]
  Tables
      Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act impact on a family of 
        four with two minimum wage workers, S7451 [5JN]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 270, consideration of Senate amendments with an 
        amendment to H.R. 1308, provisions, H5316 [12JN]
      H.R. 1308, provisions, H5333-H5335 [12JN]
      S. Res. 200, agree to conference report on H.R. 1308, 
        provisions, that increases child tax credit refundability and 
        include military pay in such credit, S9976 [25JY]




ALLAN, TOM

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S9047 [8JY]




ALLARD, WAYNE (a Senator from Colorado)

  Amendments
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 2), S1091 [16JA], 
        S1165 [17JA], S1434 [23JA]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (S. 762), S4686, S4697, S4719 [2AP]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (S. Con. 
        Res. 23), S4208 [20MR]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (S. 1215), S7736 [11JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1050), S6837, S6881 [21MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2658), S9428, S9430 [15JY], 
        S9505 [16JY], S9562, S9601 [17JY]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        S11581 [16SE]
      Fire prevention: improve capacity to plan and conduct hazardous 
        fuels reduction projects and enhance efforts to protect 
        watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health 
        (H.R. 1904), S13530 [29OC]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2800), S13297 [27OC], S13357, 
        S13366, S13412 [28OC]
      Medicare: reform and provide prescription drug coverage (S. 1), 
        S8459, S8476 [24JN], S8608 [26JN]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (S. 14), S10072 [28JY]
      Taxation: provide incentives for economic recovery (S. 1054), 
        S6518, S6552 [15MY]
  Appointments
      Conferee: H.R. 1474, Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act, 
        S9431 [15JY]
      ------H.R. 1588, Dept. of Defense appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths, S7364 [4JN]
      ------H.R. 2417, intelligence services appropriations, S10932 
        [1AU]
      ------H.R. 2622, National Consumer Credit Reporting System 
        Improvement Act, S13994 [5NO]
      Senate National Security Working Group, S5878 [7MY]
  Articles and editorials
      Confusing Politics With Principle, Al Knight, Denver (CO) Post, 
        S2820 [26FE]
      Coup Against the Constitution, George F. Will, Washington (DC) 
        Post, S14628 [12NO]
      Democrats Turn Ugly on Estrada, Denver (CO) Rocky Mountain News, 
        S2820 [26FE]
      Facing a New Nuclear Reality, Spencer Abraham, Washington (DC) 
        Post, S11523 [16SE]
      Give Estrada His Day in Court, Denver (CO) Post, S2820 [26FE]
      Good Choice for Court, Denver (CO) Rocky Mountain News, S4599 
        [1AP]
      Law of the River, Denver (CO) Post, S113 [9JA]
      Squandering Miguel Estrada, Chicago (IL) Tribune, S14629 [12NO]
      Tymkovich Should Serve Well, Denver (CO) Post, S4599 [1AP]
      Tymkovich's Hearing, Denver (CO) Rocky Mountain News, S4599 
        [1AP]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: prohibit partial-birth abortions (see S. 3), S2522 
        [14FE]
      American Jewish History Month: designate (see S. Con. Res. 25), 
        S10141 [29JY]
      Animal Welfare Act: strengthen enforcement of animal fighting 
        provisions (see S. 736), S4512 [27MR]
      Armed Forces: change requirements for naturalization to 
        citizenship through service (see S. 897), S5652 [1MY]
      ------support members engaging in military action in Iraq and 
        President Bush for his efforts as Commander in Chief (see S. 
        Res. 95), S4166 [20MR]
      Armstrong, Lance: tribute (see S. Res. 214), S10619 [31JY]
      Blair, Tony: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 709), S4513 
        [27MR]
      Brumidi, Constantino: tribute (see S. Con. Res. 61), S11833 
        [23SE]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (see S. 1215), S7833 [12JN]
      Business and industry: require mandatory expensing of stock 
        options granted to executive officers (see S. 1890), S15187 
        [19NO]
      Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building, Denver, CO: redesignate 
        Colonnade Center (see S. 30), S35 [7JA]
      Children and youth: enhance operation of the AMBER Alert 
        communications plan to expedite the recovery of abducted 
        children (see S. 121), S132 [9JA]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance (see S. 1628), S11648 
        [17SE]
      Coal: develop and implement advanced clean coal technology 
        programs and provide tax incentives to implement such programs 
        at coal-based electricity generating facilities (see S. 727), 
        S4512 [27MR]
      Colorado: revise the boundary of the Black Canyon of the 
        Gunnison National Park and Gunnison Gorge National 
        Conservation Area (see S. 677), S4166 [20MR]
      Columbia (space shuttle): tribute to crew (see S. Res. 41), 
        S1870 [4FE] (see S. Res. 45), S1977 [5FE]
      Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies: 
        establish (see S. 837), S5059 [9AP]
      Community service: provide incentives for communities and 
        individuals to serve those in need, improve public disclosure 
        by certain organizations, and enhance ability of low-income 
        individuals to build assets (see S. 272), S2341 [12FE]
      Courts: allow media coverage of proceedings (see S. 554), S3252 
        [6MR]
      ------modify jurisdiction of Federal courts, inferior to the 
        Supreme Court, over certain cases and controversies involving 
        the Pledge of Allegiance (see S. 1297), S9592 [17JY]
      Crime: constitutional amendment on protection of victims' rights 
        (see S.J. Res. 1), S1669 [28JA]
      ------exempt certain rocket propellants from being classified as 
        explosive materials (see S. 724), S4512 [27MR]
      ------protect unborn victims of violence (see S. 1019), S7189 
        [2JN]
      Crippen, Dan L.: tribute (see S. Res. 15), S133 [9JA]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 
        498), S4513 [27MR]
      Defense of Marriage Act: affirm (see S. Res. 275), S15976 [25NO]
      Dept. of Agriculture: conduct a loan repayment program to 
        encourage provision of veterinary services in shortage and 
        emergency situations (see S. 1858), S14804 [12NO]
      ------establish the National Drought Council (see S. 1454), 
        S9905 [24JY]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production (see S. 457), S2839 [26FE]
      Dept. of Justice: ensure that U.S. victims of terrorism overseas 
        receive equal treatment regardless of terrorists' country of 
        origin or residence and these terrorists are pursued with 
        equal vigor (see S. 684), S4275 [21MR]
      Dept. of the Interior: anniversary of National Wildlife Refuge 
        System (see S. Res. 87), S3730 [13MR]
      ------establish a program to control or eradicate tamarisk in 
        the Western States (see S. 1236), S7718 [11JN]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: authorize construction, leasing, or 
        modification of major medical facilities at the site of the 
        former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO (see S. 
        613), S3730 [13MR]
      Dia de los Ninos--Celebrating Young Americans: designate (see S. 
        Res. 111), S5175 [10AP]
      District of Columbia: restore right to keep and bear arms (see 
        S. 1414), S10141 [29JY]
      Education: clarify existing Federal law relative to the 
        treatment of students privately educated at home under State 
        law (see S. 1562), S12193 [30SE]
      Emancipation Proclamation: anniversary (see S. Con. Res. 15), 
        S4435 [26MR]
      EPA: provide additional authority to the Office of Ombudsman 
        (see S. 515), S3162 [5MR]
      Fair Credit Reporting Act: provide for disclosure of credit-
        scoring information by creditors and consumer reporting 
        agencies (see S. 1370), S9120 [9JY]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: amend relative to new 
        animal drugs (see S. 741), S4512 [27MR]
      FEMA: extend the National Flood Insurance Program (see S. 122), 
        S132 [9JA]
      Financial institutions: merge bank and savings association 
        deposit insurance funds and reform the Federal deposit 
        insurance system (see S. 229), S1736 [29JA]
      Firearms: prohibit certain lawsuits against weapons 
        manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers (see S. 
        659), S3993 [19MR]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see S.J. Res. 4), S1069 [16JA]
      Forests: establish institutes to conduct research on the 
        prevention of, and restoration from, wildfires in forest and 
        woodland ecosystems (see S. 32), S35 [7JA]
      Frank, Anne: issue commemorative postage stamp (see S. Res. 
        169), S8301 [20JN]
      Government: establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive 
        review of Federal agencies and programs, and to recommend the 
        elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or 
        outdated functions (see S. 1668), S12056 [26SE]
      Harley-Davidson Motor Co.: anniversary (see S. Res. 167), S7832 
        [12JN]
      Higher Education Act: amend relative to the qualifications of 
        foreign schools (see S. 570), S3253 [6MR]
      ------eliminate certain eligibility requirements for grants to 
        Hispanic-serving institutions (see S. 1287), S12533 [14OC]
      ------eliminate wait out period between grant applications made 
        by eligible Hispanic-serving institutions (see S. 1081), 
        S12533 [14OC]
      Housing: encourage Congress to participate in and support 
        activities to provide decent homes for people in the U.S. (see 
        S. Con. Res. 43), S5771 [6MY]
      Iraq: treatment of U.S. POW relative to violations of Geneva 
        Convention (see S. Con. Res. 31), S4631 [1AP]
      Jamestown, VA: mint coins in commemoration of settlement 
        anniversary (see S. 976), S13803 [3NO]
      Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: prohibit foreign 
        assistance and assistance to the Korean Peninsula Development 
        Organization (see S. 145), S1813 [30JA]
      Labor unions: protect the free choice of individual employees 
        relative to participation in labor organizations (see S. 
        1765), S13803 [3NO]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see S. 
        894), S13660 [30OC]
      Marshall, John: mint coins in commemoration (see S. 1531), 
        S12838 [17OC]
      Martin, Phillip: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 780), 
        S5344 [11AP]
      Medicare: establish voluntary outpatient prescription drug 
        discount and security program (see S. 778), S8233 [19JN]
      ------improve access to Medicare+Choice plans for special needs 
        beneficiaries by targeting enrollment (see S. 526), S3162 
        [5MR]
      Mental health: protect children and their parents from being 
        coerced into administering controlled substances in order to 
        attend school (see S. 1390), S9906 [24JY]
      Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian peace initiatives (see S. 
        1944), S15812 [24NO]
      Mining and mineral resources: issue permits to allow reclamation 
        of abandoned hardrock mines without incurring liability (see 
        S. 1660), S11988 [25SE]
      Monuments and memorials: prohibit desecration, provide for 
        repairs, and permit guide signs on Federal highways for 
        veterans' memorials (see S. 330), S3087 [4MR]
      Moynihan, Daniel Patrick: tribute (see S. Res. 99), S4434 [26MR]
      National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 
        98), S12535 [14OC]
      National forests: provide a reliable method for compensating 
        owners of non-Federal lands that have been damaged by 
        wildfires spread from certain National Forest System or BLM 
        lands (see S. 1315), S8727 [26JN]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 30), S10266 [30JY]
      National Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month: designate (see 
        S. Res. 168), S7832 [12JN]
      National security: provide for homeland security grant 
        coordination and simplification (see S. 1245), S7831 [12JN]
      Ogilvie, Mary Jane Jenkins: tribute (see S. Res. 110), S4957 
        [8AP]
      Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: encourage 
        action against escalation of anti-Semitic violence and 
        manifestations of xenophobia and discrimination against ethnic 
        and religious minorities (see S. Con. Res. 7), S4377 [25MR]
      Peace Officers Memorial Day: designate (see S. Res. 75), S3163 
        [5MR]
      Pesticides: provide for the enhanced review of covered products, 
        authorize fees for certain products, and extend and improve 
        collection of maintenance fees (see S. 1664), S12738 [16OC]
      Pledge of Allegiance: circuit court decision on inclusion of 
        phrase ``under God'' (see S. Res. 71), S3086 [4MR]
      Pueblo (U.S.S.): demand return to U.S. by Democratic People's 
        Republic of Korea (see S. Res. 29), S1872 [4FE]
      Roads and highways: extend certain Highway Trust Fund highway, 
        safety, and transit programs pending reauthorization of the 
        Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (see S. 1640), 
        S11753 [22SE]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see S. 300), 
        S10906 [1AU]
      Science: prohibit the cloning of humans (see S. 245), S1736 
        [29JA]
      SEC: require enhanced disclosures of employee stock options and 
        require study on economic impact of broad-based employee stock 
        option plans (see S. 979), S5650 [1MY]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see S. 1157), S7135 [23MY]
      Social Security: oppose reduction of annual cost-of-living 
        adjustments (see S. Res. 155), S7135 [23MY]
      Sports: recognize evolution and importance of motorsports (see 
        S. Res. 253), S14807 [12NO]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (see S. 982), S6257 [14MY]
      Taxation: allow a deduction for premiums on mortgage insurance 
        (see S. 846), S7236 [3JN]
      ------allow a refundable credit for the purchase of private 
        health insurance and establish State health insurance safety-
        net programs (see S. 1570), S11162 [5SE]
      ------allow use of principal repayments to issue additional 
        mortgages and modify price limitations under the mortgage 
        revenue bond program and change income limit for housing 
        credit program (see S. 595), S3504 [11MR]
      ------eliminate estate taxes (see S. 13), S3505 [11MR]
      ------encourage investing of foreign earnings within the U.S. 
        for productive business purposes (see S. 596), S14965 [17NO]
      ------extend special carryback of certain net operating losses 
        to losses for additional years (see S. 1494), S11989 [25SE]
      ------improve tax equity for military personnel (see S. 289), 
        S1871 [4FE]
      ------permanently extend research credit and adjust the 
        alternative incremental credit rates (see S. 664), S3993 
        [19MR]
      ------provide a credit for energy-efficient appliances (see S. 
        361), S2187 [11FE]
      ------provide a credit for marginal oil and natural gas well 
        production and allow for expensing of geological and 
        geophysical expenditures and delay rental payments (see S. 
        696), S4325 [24MR]
      ------provide a credit to promote homeownership and community 
        development (see S. 875), S5173 [10AP]
      ------provide credits for the installation of certain wind 
        energy property (see S. 759), S4629 [1AP]
      ------provide tax relief for farmers and fishermen (see S. 665), 
        S4703 [2AP]
      ------repeal reduction in deductible portion of business meal 
        and entertainment expenses (see S. 1482), S15062 [18NO]
      ------treat payments under the Conservation Reserve Program as 
        rentals from real estate (see S. 1316), S8439 [24JN]
      ------treatment of gold, silver, and platinum in the same manner 
        as stocks and bonds for purposes of maximum capital gains 
        rates (see S. 611), S3729 [13MR]
      Telecommunications: equitably distribute universal service 
        support throughout rural areas (see S. 1380), S9415 [15JY]
      Television: preserve localism, promote diversity in programming, 
        encourage competition, and prevent excessive concentration of 
        ownership of broadcast stations (see S. 1046), S6257 [14MY]
      Terrorism: anniversary of terrorist attacks (see S. Res. 224), 
        S11416 [11SE]
      Thurmond, Strom: tribute (see S. Res. 191), S8862 [27JN]
      Trail of the Ancients: designate for study for potential 
        addition to the National Trails System (see S. 634), S5060 
        [9AP]
      Ukraine: remember treatment by the former Soviet Union on 
        anniversary of Ukrainian Famine (see S. Res. 202), S14032 
        [5NO]
      Veterans: permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see S. 392), S2456 
        [13FE]
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial: study eligibility requirements for 
        inclusion of veterans' names and alternative means to honor 
        ineligible veterans (see S. 296), S9049 [8JY]
      Water: Federal payment of fees and costs in proceedings relative 
        to State water rights adjudications (see S. 844), S5059 [9AP]
      ------reaffirm policies and principles of the McCarran Amendment 
        dealing with the adjudication of water rights and commend 
        Western States that maintain water rights usage systems (see 
        S. Res. 183), S8559 [25JN]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of 
        carnivorous wild cats for use as pets (see S. 269), S4824 
        [3AP]
      YMCA: authorizing appropriations to implement program for teens 
        providing productive activities during after-school hours (see 
        S. 1201), S7621 [10JN]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Animals: encourage research on the causes of chronic wasting 
        disease and methods to control its spread, monitor the 
        incidence of the disease, and support State efforts to control 
        the disease (see S. 1036), S5995 [9MY]
      Civil Air Patrol: make volunteer members eligible for public 
        safety officer death benefits (see S. 693), S4325 [24MR]
      Colorado: provide a cost-sharing requirement for the 
        construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit (see S. 1058), 
        S6255 [14MY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: provide additional responsibilities 
        for the Chief Information Officer relative to geospatial 
        information (see S. 1230), S7718 [11JN]
      Dept. of the Interior: make grants to State and tribal 
        governments to assist efforts to manage and control the spread 
        of chronic wasting disease in deer and elk herds (see S. 
        1366), S8726 [26JN]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (see S.J. Res. 26), S15976 
        [25NO]
      Financial institutions: prohibit financial holding companies and 
        national banks from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real 
        estate brokerage or real estate management activities (see S. 
        98), S37 [7JA]
      Freedom of religion: restore certain religious freedoms (see S. 
        1558), S10906 [1AU]
      Home Investment Partnerships Act: support certain housing 
        proposals including the downpayment assistance initiative (see 
        S. 811), S4957 [8AP]
      Housing: assist low-income families in obtaining decent, safe, 
        and affordable housing by converting section 8 housing choice 
        voucher program into a State-administered block grant (see S. 
        947), S5484 [29AP]
      Medicare: extend reasonable cost contracts to expand the area in 
        which plans offered under such contracts may operate and to 
        apply certain provisions of Medicare+Choice program to such 
        plans (see S. 1220), S7618 [10JN]
      National Trails System Act: clarify Federal authority relative 
        to land acquisition from willing sellers for the majority of 
        trails (see S. 651), S3881 [18MR]
      Public lands: increase penalties for illegal campfires on 
        public, national park, and national forest lands that results 
        in damage and specify uses for collected fines (see S. 833), 
        S5059 [9AP]
      Roads and highways: empower State and local authorities with 
        tools to eliminate congestion on the Interstate System (see S. 
        1384), S9119 [9JY]
      Taxation: allow small business employers a credit for certain 
        expenses for long-term training of employees in highly skilled 
        small business trades (see S. 1625), S11648 [17SE]
      ------expand S corporation eligibility for banks (see S. 850), 
        S5173 [10AP]
  Bills and resolutions relative to
      Senate Legal Counsel: testimony, document production, and legal 
        representation in Colorado v. Carrie Ann Hoppes, et al. (see 
        S. Res. 197), S9496 [16JY]
  Certificates of election
      Senate, S2 [7JA]
  Cloture motions
      Committees of the Senate: majority party appointments (S. Res. 
        18), S286 [14JA]
      Courts: expand Federal diversity jurisdiction to allow 
        consideration of certain interstate class actions and provide 
        additional protections to plaintiff class members (S. 1751), 
        motion to proceed, S12887 [20OC], S13007 [22OC]
      Dorr, Thomas C.: nomination to be Under Sec. of Agriculture for 
        Rural Development, S14858 [12NO], S14992 [18NO]
      ------nomination to the CCC, S14859 [12NO], S14992 [18NO]
      Estrada, Miguel A.: nomination to be circuit judge, S3070 [4MR], 
        S3455 [11MR], S3693, S3698 [13MR], S3834 [18MR], S4553 [31MR], 
        S4676 [2AP], S5766 [6MY], S5912 [8MY], S10076 [28JY], S10203 
        [30JY]
      FAA: reauthorize programs (H.R. 2115), conference report, S14858 
        [12NO], S14951 [17NO]
      Kuhl, Carolyn B.: nomination to be circuit judge, S10252 [30JY]
      Leavitt, Michael O.: nomination to be EPA Administrator, S13182 
        [23OC]
      Owen, Priscilla Richman: nomination to be circuit judge, S5472 
        [29AP], S5629 [1MY], S5766 [6MY], S5913 [8MY], S10100 [29JY]
      Pryor, William H., Jr.: nomination to be circuit judge, S10133 
        [29JY], S10468 [31JY], S13944 [4NO], S14104 [6NO]
  Letters
      Freeing Alternatives for Speedy Transportation (FAST) Act: Tom 
        Norton and Margaret Catlin, Colorado Dept. of Transportation, 
        S9124 [9JY]
      International military education and training program funding 
        for Indonesia contingent upon cooperation with U.S. efforts to 
        combat terrorism and investigate terrorist attacks: by, S1383 
        [23JA]
      Low-yield nuclear weapons research and development: Colin L. 
        Powell, Sec. of State, S6680 [20MY]
      ------James O. Ellis, Jr., Dept. of the Navy, S6680 [20MY]
      ------John P. Jumper, Dept. of the Air Force, S6679 [20MY]
      Nomination of Timothy M. Tymkovich to be circuit judge: Roy 
        Romer, S4599 [1AP]
      ------several former Colorado Supreme Court judges, S4600 [1AP]
  Lists
      Supporters of nomination of Timothy M. Tymkovich to be circuit 
        judge, S4609 [1AP]
  Oaths of office
      Senate, S4 [7JA]
  Privilege of the floor
      Gardner, Cory, S4647 [1AP]
      Higginboth, Ryan, S4647 [1AP]
      Rimback, Ed, S4221 [20MR], S6738 [20MY]
  Remarks
      Abortion: prohibit partial-birth abortions (S. 3), conference 
        report, S12927 [21OC]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), S14013 [5NO]
      Animal Welfare Act: strengthen enforcement of animal fighting 
        provisions funding, S14013 [5NO]
      Animals: encourage research on the causes of chronic wasting 
        disease and methods to control its spread, monitor the 
        incidence of the disease, and support State efforts to control 
        the disease (S. 1036), S5997 [9MY]
      Appropriations: convert portion of supplemental appropriations 
        for reconstruction efforts in Iraq into loan guarantees, 
        S12702 [16OC]
      ------making continuing (H.J. Res. 2), S1134, S1135 [17JA], 
        S1382 [23JA]
      ------making omnibus consolidated appropriations, S1134, S1135 
        [17JA], S1382 [23JA]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (S. 1689), S12343 [2OC], S12702 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (S. 762), S4686, S4687 [2AP]
      Armed Forces: support members engaging in military action in 
        Iraq, S4734 [3AP], S4884 [7AP], S5265 [11AP]
      ------support members engaging in military action in Iraq and 
        President Bush for his efforts as Commander in Chief (S. Res. 
        95), S4094 [20MR]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq, 
        S5265 [11AP], S14247 [7NO]
      ------U.S. policy on use against Iraq, S1783 [30JA]
      Armed Forces Relief Trust: tribute to radio and television 
        fundraising drive for military families, S14444 [11NO]
      Boeing Co.: violations in Evolved Expendable Vehicle competition 
        process, S10137 [29JY]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), conference report, S5302 [11AP]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (S. Con. 
        Res. 23), S3811-S3813 [17MR], S3851 [18MR], S4247 [21MR]
      California: allocation of water resources obtained from the 
        Colorado River, S113 [9JA]
      Colorado: provide a cost-sharing requirement for the 
        construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit (S. 1058), S6260 
        [14MY]
      ------tribute to Solucient (business) Top 100 Hospitals 
        honorees, S13708 [31OC]
      Committees of the Senate: establish committee membership and 
        funding ratios, S261 [14JA]
      ------majority party appointments (S. Res. 18), S261 [14JA]
      Credit: prevent identity theft, improve use of and access to 
        consumer reports, limit sharing of certain consumer 
        information, and improve financial education and literacy (S. 
        1753), S13870 [4NO]
      Denver, CO: tribute to Whiz Kids volunteer program for 
        underprivileged and underachieving students, S8224 
        [19JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1050), S6650, S6653, S6655, S6656, S6679, 
        S6680, S6689 [20MY], S6790, S6801, S6820, S6823 [21MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), conference 
        report, S14425 [11NO]
      ------oversight of procurement, performance criteria, and 
        operational test plans for ballistic missile defense programs, 
        S6653, S6655, S6656 [20MY]
      ------require specific authorization for design, development, or 
        deployment of ballistic missile interceptors in space, S6820, 
        S6823 [21MY]
      Dept. of Energy: prohibit use of funds for certain nuclear 
        development test sites and programs, S11522, S11523 [16SE]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9111 [9JY]
      Ecology and environment: manage risk of potential climate change 
        through reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases (S. 139), 
        S13484 [29OC]
      Economy: national objectives priority assignments, S3811-S3813 
        [17MR]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        S11522, S11523 [16SE]
      Estrada, Miguel A.: nomination to be circuit judge, S2021 [6FE], 
        S2167 [11FE], S2309 [12FE], S2813, S2819, S2820, S2821 [26FE], 
        S2890 [27FE]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (S.J. Res. 26), S16030 
        [25NO]
      FCC: disapprove ruling on media ownership rules (S.J. Res. 17), 
        S11390 [11SE]
      Figa, Phillip S.: nomination to be district judge, S12348 [2OC]
      Financial institutions: prohibit financial holding companies and 
        national banks from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real 
        estate brokerage or real estate management activities (S. 98), 
        S151 [9JA]
      Fire prevention: improve capacity to plan and conduct hazardous 
        fuels reduction projects and enhance efforts to protect 
        watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health 
        (H.R. 1904), S13484 [29OC]
      Foreign aid: authorizing appropriations for foreign assistance 
        programs, S9111 [9JY]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2800), S13357, S13358 [28OC]
      Health: suspend the Outcome and Assessment Information Set 
        requirement for non-Medicare and non-Medicaid patients to 
        reduce paperwork, S8608 [26JN]
      Home Investment Partnerships Act: support certain housing 
        proposals including the downpayment assistance initiative (S. 
        811), S4959 [8AP]
      Indonesia: allocation of foreign aid, S1134, S1135 [17JA]
      ------investigation into murders of U.S. citizens in Papua, 
        S1134, S1135 [17JA]
      ------make international military education and training program 
        funding contingent on cooperation with U.S. efforts to combat 
        terrorism and investigate terrorist attacks, S1382 [23JA], 
        S9111 [9JY]
      ------make international military education and training program 
        funding contingent on cooperation with U.S., efforts to combat 
        terrorism and investigate terrorist attacks, S13357 [28OC]
      Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, S10135 
        [29JY]
      ------place Coalition Provisional Authority under control of the 
        Dept. of State, S12343 [2OC]
      ------require Presidential report to Congress on cost of use of 
        Armed Forces against Iraq and rebuilding efforts before 
        consideration of deficit-increasing legislation except for 
        economic stimulus or homeland security purposes, S3851 [18MR]
      ------role of weapons inspections in disarmament pursuant to 
        U.N. resolutions, S1783 [30JA]
      Leavitt, Michael O.: nomination to be EPA Administrator, S13238 
        [27OC]
      Medicare: extend reasonable cost contracts to expand the area in 
        which plans offered under such contracts may operate and to 
        apply certain provisions of Medicare+Choice program to such 
        plans (S. 1220), S7626 [10JN]
      ------reform and provide prescription drug coverage (H.R. 1), 
        conference report, S15613 [23NO]
      ------reform and provide prescription drug coverage (S. 1), 
        S8608 [26JN]
      Minimum wage: level (S. 224), unanimous-consent request, S14631 
        [12NO]
      National security: enhance homeland security, S1783 [30JA]
      ------national missile defense system, S1783 [30JA]
      National Trails System Act: clarify Federal authority relative 
        to land acquisition from willing sellers for the majority of 
        trails (S. 651), S3900 [18MR]
      Nuclear weapons: allow research and development of low-yield 
        nuclear weapons, S6679, S6680, S6689 [20MY]
      ------allow research while limiting development of low-yield 
        nuclear weapons, S6790 [21MY]
      ------prohibit funding to develop robust nuclear earth 
        penetrator weapon, S6801 [21MY]
      ------prohibit funding to develop robust nuclear earth 
        penetrator weapons, S11522, S11523 [16SE]
      Peace Corps: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9111 [9JY]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, S2167 [11FE], S14554, S14628, S14631, 
        S14632, S14696 [12NO]
      Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of 
        Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and 
        Slovenia: ratification, S5815 [7MY]
      Roads and highways: empower State and local authorities with 
        tools to eliminate congestion on the Interstate System (S. 
        1384), S9123 [9JY]
      Senate: legislative program, S2021 [6FE], S6789 [21MY]
      Social Security: redirect proposed tax cut revenues into reserve 
        fund to strengthen trust funds, S3851 [18MR]
      Taxation: allow small business employers a credit for certain 
        expenses for long-term training of employees in highly skilled 
        small business trades (S. 1625), S11649 [17SE]
      ------provide incentives for economic recovery, S3851 [18MR], 
        S4247 [21MR], S5302 [11AP]
      Terrorism: anniversary of terrorist attacks (S. Res. 224), 
        S11376 [11SE]
      Treaty Between the U.S. and Russia on Strategic Offensive 
        Reductions: ratification, S3113 [5MR]
      Tymkovich, Timothy M.: nomination to be circuit judge, S4598, 
        S4599, S4609, S4611, S4613 [1AP]
      U.S. Air Force Academy: establish panel to determine 
        responsibility for atmosphere that was conducive to recent 
        acts of sexual misconduct, S4686, S4687 [2AP]
  Remarks in Senate relative to
      Senate Legal Counsel: testimony, document production, and legal 
        representation in Colorado v. Carrie Ann Hoppes, et al. (S. 
        Res. 197), S9512 [16JY]
  Reports
      Freeing Alternatives for Speedy Transportation (FAST) Act: 
        Committee on Economics (Joint), S9124 [9JY]
  Tables
      Nuclear testing by other countries since the U.S. last tested 
        nuclear weapons, S6679 [20MY]
  Texts of
      S. 98, Community Choice in Real Estate Act, S152 [9JA]
      S. 651, National Trails System Willing Seller Act, S3900 [18MR]
      S. 811, American Dream Downpayment Act, S4960 [8AP]
      S. 833, Public Lands Fire Regulations Enforcement Act, S5069 
        [9AP]
      S. 1036, Chronic Wasting Disease Support Act, S5998 [9MY]
      S. 1058, provide a cost-sharing requirement for the construction 
        of the Arkansas Valley Conduit, S6260 [14MY]
      S. 1220, Medicare Cost Contract Extension and Refinement Act, 
        S7626 [10JN]
      S. 1366, Chronic Wasting Disease Financial Assistance Act, S8760 
        [26JN]
      S. 1384, Freeing Alternatives for Speedy Transportation (FAST) 
        Act, S9125 [9JY]
      S. 1558, Religious Liberties Restoration Act, S10910 [1AU]
      S. 1625, Apprenticeship, Training, and Employment Act, S11650 
        [17SE]
      S. Res. 197, Senate Legal Counsel testimony, document 
        production, and legal representation in Colorado v. Carrie Ann 
        Hoppes, et al., S9504, S9512 [16JY]
      S.J. Res. 26, constitutional amendment relative to definition of 
        marriage, S16030 [25NO]
  Tributes
      Brown, Louis, Jr., S6968 [22MY]
      Cirone, Frank, S4733 [3AP]
      Coy, Barbara, S3024 [3MR]
      Coy, Timothy W., S12188 [30SE]
      Lawton, Mark, S11157 [5SE]
      Mother Teresa, S12273 [1OC]
      Ogilvie, Lloyd J., S3725 [13MR]
      Thurmond, Strom, S9298 [11JY]




ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI

  Bills and resolutions
      Michigan: suspend implementation of revised definitions of 
        Metropolitan Statistical Areas applicable to certain counties 
        (see S. 1412), S9414 [15JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Michigan: suspend implementation of revised definitions of 
        Metropolitan Statistical Areas applicable to certain counties 
        (S. 1412), S9424 [15JY]




ALLEN, ANSELM

  Remarks in House
      National Weather Service: John Campanius Holm Award recipient, 
        E2229 [5NO]




ALLEN, BESSIE C.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E438 [12MR]




ALLEN, DARLENE T.

  Letters
      Scholarship vouchers to provide school choice in the District of 
        Columbia, S12119 [29SE]




ALLEN, E.T. (MIKE)

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1079 [23MY], E1893 [25SE]




ALLEN, ELIZABETH AKERS

  Poems
      ``Rock Me to Sleep'', S5940 [8MY]




ALLEN, GEORGE (a Senator from Virginia)

  Addresses
      Vietnamese Conflict POW: John Gurr, S16111 [9DE]
  Amendments
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 2), S1290 [21JA]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (S. 1689), S12337, S12388, S12390 [2OC], S12630 [15OC], 
        S12656, S12750 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (S. 762), S4719 [2AP], S4857, S4863 [3AP]
      Armed Forces: provide a monthly allotment of free telephone 
        calling time to members stationed outside the U.S. who are 
        directly supporting military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan 
        (S. 718), S4645 [1AP]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (S. Con. 
        Res. 23), S4276 [21MR]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (S. 1215), S7736 [11JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1050), S6708 [20MY], S6880 [21MY], S6899 
        [22MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2658), S9391, S9429 [15JY]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9108, 
        S9157 [9JY], S9171, S9256 [10JY]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2660), S10948, S10985 [2SE], 
        S11009, S11040 [3SE], S11257 [9SE]
      Depts. of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and sundry independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2861), S14845 [12NO]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        S11542, S11585 [16SE]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2800), S13367, S13412, S13414 
        [28OC]
      Medicare: reform and provide prescription drug coverage (S. 1), 
        S8561 [25JN], S8728 [26JN]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 196), S5504, S5614 [30AP]
      Peace Corps: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9108, S9157 
        [9JY], S9171, S9256 [10JY]
      Science: authorize appropriations for nanoscience, 
        nanoengineering, and nanotechnology research (S. 189), S15085 
        [18NO]
      Taxation: make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of 
        Internet and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), 
        S14157, S14185 [6NO]
      ------provide incentives for economic recovery (S. 1054), S6216, 
        S6269, S6294 [14MY], S6451, S6509, S6527 [15MY]
      University of Virginia: tribute to men's lacrosse team (S. Res. 
        158), S7557, S7559 [9JN]
  Appointments
      Acting President pro tempore, S2549 [24FE]
      Committee To Escort Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain 
        Into the House Chamber, H7059 [17JY]
      Committee To Escort the President, H211 [28JA]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: prohibit partial-birth abortions (see S. 3), S2522 
        [14FE]
      American Jewish History Month: designate (see S. Con. Res. 25), 
        S4703 [2AP]
      Anacostia River: restore, protect, and enhance the environmental 
        integrity and social and economic benefits of the Anacostia 
        Watershed in Maryland and the District of Columbia (see S. 
        1959), S15975 [25NO]
      Armed Forces: alleviate delay in payment of the Selected Reserve 
        reenlistment bonus to members who are mobilized (see S. 705), 
        S4376 [25MR] (see S. 711), S4434 [26MR]
      ------expand eligibility for command responsibility pay to 
        commanders of the National Guard and Reserves (see S. 757), 
        S4629 [1AP]
      ------increase amount of death gratuity paid upon death during 
        active duty (see S. 704), S4513 [27MR]
      ------provide a monthly allotment of free telephone calling time 
        to members stationed outside the U.S. who are directly 
        supporting military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan (see S. 
        718), S4434 [26MR]
      ------provide Survivor Benefit Plan annuities for surviving 
        spouses of Reserves not eligible for retirement who die from a 
        cause incurred or aggravated while on inactive-duty training 
        (see S. 706), S4376 [25MR] (see S. 712), S4434 [26MR]
      ------revise certain retired pay eligibility requirements, 
        provide TRICARE eligibility to certain reservists, and allow 
        reservists and their employers a tax credit (see S. 1000), 
        S5771 [6MY]
      ------support members engaging in military action in Iraq and 
        President Bush for his efforts as Commander in Chief (see S. 
        Res. 95), S4166 [20MR]
      Armenia: normal trade relations status (see S. 1557), S12377 
        [2OC]
      Aviation: allow the arming of pilots of cargo aircraft (see S. 
        516), S3162 [5MR]
      ------enable the U.S. to maintain its leadership in aeronautics 
        and aviation (see S. 788), S9638 [21JY]
      Blair, Tony: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 709), S4433 
        [26MR]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (see S. 1215), S7833 [12JN]
      Business and industry: require mandatory expensing of stock 
        options granted to executive officers (see S. 1890), S15187 
        [19NO]
      Chesapeake Bay: establish a Forest Service program to expand and 
        strengthen cooperative efforts to restore and protect forests 
        in the Chesapeake Bay watershed (see S. 830), S5059 [9AP]
      ------establish programs to enhance protection (see S. 831), 
        S5059 [9AP]
      ------make grants to eligible institutions to develop, 
        demonstrate, or disseminate information on practices, methods, 
        or techniques relating to environmental education and training 
        in the watershed (see S. 828), S5059 [9AP]
      ------provide assistance for nutrient removal practices to 
        States in the watershed (see S. 827), S5059 [9AP]
      ------reauthorize and improve the Chesapeake Bay Environmental 
        Restoration and Protection Program (see S. 829), S5059 [9AP]
      China, People's Republic of: encourage market-based valuation of 
        currency and fulfillment of commitments under international 
        trade agreements (see S. Res. 219), S11245 [9SE]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance (see S. 1628), S11648 
        [17SE]
      Civil War--U.S.: establish a commission to commemorate 
        sesquicentennial (see S. 1064), S6508 [15MY]
      Coal: develop and implement advanced clean coal technology 
        programs and provide tax incentives to encourage the 
        retrofitting, repowering, or replacement of coal-based 
        electricity generating facilities (see S. 582), S3994 [19MR]
      Columbia (space shuttle): tribute to crew (see S. Res. 41), 
        S1870 [4FE] (see S. Res. 45), S1977 [5FE]
      Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies: 
        establish (see S. 837), S5059 [9AP]
      Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of 
        Genocide: reaffirm support and commemorate anniversary of 
        Genocide Convention Implementation Act (see S. Res. 164), 
        S7619 [10JN]
      Courts: allow media coverage of proceedings (see S. 554), S3252 
        [6MR]
      ------amend procedures that apply to consideration of interstate 
        class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and 
        defendants (see S. 274), S3087 [4MR]
      ------expand Federal diversity jurisdiction to allow 
        consideration of certain interstate class actions and provide 
        additional protections to plaintiff class members (see S. 
        1751), S13054 [22OC]
      ------provide fair and efficient judicial consideration of 
        personal injury and wrongful death claims due to asbestos 
        exposure and ensure fair compensation for harm caused by 
        asbestos exposure (see S. 1125), S6978 [22MY]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see S. 
        851), S5173 [10AP]
      ------protect unborn victims of violence (see S. 146), S5950 
        (see S. 1019), S5951 [8MY]
      Cuba: condemn arrest of Cuban democracy activists by Cuban 
        Government (see S. Res. 97), S4376 [25MR]
      ------human rights violations (see S. Res. 62), S2594 [24FE]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 
        498), S4513 [27MR]
      Dept. of Agriculture: establish the National Drought Council 
        (see S. 1454), S9905 [24JY]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production (see S. 457), S2839 [26FE]
      Dept. of Justice: authorizing appropriations for the State 
        Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see S. 460), S5542 [30AP]
      Dept. of the Treasury: initiate expedited negotiations with the 
        People's Republic of China on establishing a market-based 
        currency valuation and fulfilling international trade 
        agreement commitments (see S. Res. 262), S15188 [19NO]
      District of Columbia: make transit pass transportation benefits 
        available to qualified Federal employees in the region and 
        allow use of Government vehicles to shuttle employees to and 
        from mass transit facilities (see S. 1783), S13134 [23OC]
      ------restore right to keep and bear arms (see S. 1414), S9414 
        [15JY]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make marriage 
        penalty relief provisions permanent (see S. 120), S230 [13JA]
      Education: clarify existing Federal law relative to the 
        treatment of students privately educated at home under State 
        law (see S. 1562), S10906 [1AU]
      ------extend student loan forgiveness to Head Start teachers 
        (see S. 140), S3620 [12MR]
      ------provide funding for student loan repayment for public 
        attorneys (see S. 1091), S9592 [17JY]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: amend Impact Aid Program 
        relative to delivery of payments to local educational agencies 
        (see S. 777), S6256 [14MY]
      Families and domestic relations: recognize and enhance public 
        awareness of the social problem of child abuse and neglect 
        (see S. Res. 52), S2188 [11FE]
      FCC: allocate additional spectrum for unlicensed use by wireless 
        broadband devices and ensure interference protection for Dept. 
        of Defense systems within that spectrum (see S. 159), S288 
        [14JA]
      Federal employees: ensure parity between the compensation of 
        members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees (see S. 
        Con. Res. 1), S1669 [28JA]
      ------ensure those activated by National Guard or Reserves 
        receive pay equal to basic pay they would otherwise be 
        receiving (see S. 593), S9415 [15JY]
      Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: ensure prescription 
        drug coverage for Medicare-eligible enrollees is actuarially 
        equal to benefit offered to general enrollees (see S. 1369), 
        S8862 [27JN]
      Financial Literacy for Youth Month: designate (see S. Res. 48), 
        S3029 [3MR]
      Firearms: prohibit certain lawsuits against weapons 
        manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers (see S. 
        659), S3993 [19MR]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see S.J. Res. 4), S1069 [16JA]
      Ford Motor Co.: anniversary (see S. Res. 100), S4434 [26MR]
      Foreign policy: express gratitude to nations participating with 
        the U.S. in the coalition to disarm Iraq (see S. Con. Res. 
        30), S4514 [27MR]
      Frederick Douglass National Historic Site: provide funding to 
        protect integrity (see S. Res. 135), S6257 [14MY]
      FTC: ratify authority for implementation and enforcement of a 
        ``do-not-call'' registry relative to telemarketing firms (see 
        S. 1655), S11988 [25SE]
      Government: establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive 
        review of Federal agencies and programs, and to recommend the 
        elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or 
        outdated functions (see S. 1668), S12056 [26SE]
      Greek Independence Day--A National Day of Celebration of Greek 
        and American Democracy: designate (see S. Res. 78), S3411 
        [10MR]
      Health: increase supply of pancreatic islet cells for research, 
        coordinate efforts on transplantation, make transplantation a 
        standard therapy, and provide Medicare coverage of certain 
        transplantations (see S. 518), S3804 [17MR]
      Higher Education Act: amend relative to the qualifications of 
        foreign schools (see S. 570), S3253 [6MR]
      ------extend loan forgiveness for certain loans to certified or 
        licensed teachers and provide grants that promote teacher 
        certification and licensing (see S. 227), S3505 [11MR]
      ------extend loan forgiveness for certain loans to certified or 
        licensed teachers and provide grants that promote teacher 
        certification and licensing, cosponsorship withdrawn (see S. 
        227), S3620 [12MR]
      Iran: support democracy (see S. 1082), S7382 [4JN]
      Iraq: treatment of U.S. POW relative to violations of Geneva 
        Convention (see S. Con. Res. 31), S5061 [9AP]
      Italy: express condolences regarding the deaths of 19 Italian 
        citizens in Iraq (see S. Res. 268), S15061 [18NO]
      Jamestown, VA: mint coins in commemoration of settlement 
        anniversary (see S. 976), S5650 [1MY]
      Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make marriage 
        penalty relief provisions permanent (see S. 1196), S7833 
        [12JN]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: extend authority for construction of a 
        memorial in the District of Columbia (see S. 470), S3882 
        [18MR]
      Korea, Republic of: end unlawful bailout of Hynix Semiconductor 
        Inc. (see S. Con. Res. 11), S2920 [27FE]
      Law enforcement: assess backlog in DNA analysis of rape kit 
        samples and improve investigation and prosecution of sexual 
        assault cases with DNA evidence (see S. 152), S288 [14JA]
      ------eliminate backlog of DNA samples collected from crime 
        scenes and offenders and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (see S. 
        1828), S14452 [11NO]
      Law enforcement officers: adjust percentage differentials 
        payable to Federal law enforcement officers in certain high-
        cost areas (see S. 985), S7382 [4JN]
      ------exempt from State laws prohibiting the carrying of 
        concealed handguns (see S. 253), S1812 [30JA]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see S. 
        894), S5342 [11AP]
      Marshall, John: mint coins in commemoration (see S. 1531), 
        S10618 [31JY]
      Martin, Phillip: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 780), 
        S5060 [9AP]
      Medicaid: coverage of primary and secondary preventative medical 
        strategies for children and adults with sickle cell disease 
        (see S. 874), S6625 [19MY]
      Medicare: coverage of oral anticancer drugs (see S. 1037), S5995 
        [9MY]
      ------improve outpatient vision services (see S. 1095), S6853 
        [21MY]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see S. 
        569), S7382 [4JN]
      Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian peace initiatives (see S. 
        1944), S15812 [24NO]
      Monuments and memorials: establish a national database to 
        identify, locate, and catalogue memorials and permanent 
        tributes to U.S. veterans (see S. 1092), S7236 [3JN]
      ------prohibit desecration, provide for repairs, and permit 
        guide signs on Federal highways for veterans' memorials (see 
        S. 330), S2921 [27FE]
      Moynihan, Daniel Patrick: tribute (see S. Res. 99), S4434 [26MR]
      Museum and Library Services Act: reauthorize (see S. 888), S6625 
        [19MY]
      NASA: make certain workforce authorities available (see S. 610), 
        S9329 [14JY]
      National Children's Memorial Day: designate (see S. Res. 196), 
        S9496 [16JY]
      National Civilian Conservation Corps Day: designate (see S. Res. 
        46), S2921 [27FE]
      National Commission on Digestive Diseases: establish (see S. 
        1902), S15287 [20NO]
      National Girl Scout Week: designate (see S. Res. 79), S3505 
        [11MR]
      National Health Center Week: designate (see S. Res. 140), S5995 
        [9MY]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 30), S10266 [30JY]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see S. 983), 
        S5651 [1MY]
      National Mammography Day: designate (see S. Res. 222), S11349 
        [10SE]
      National Mentoring Month: designate (see S. Res. 25), S1479 
        [23JA]
      National security: assist Federal agencies in addressing 
        deficiencies in specialized personnel through student loan 
        repayment, graduate student fellowships, and establishing a 
        National Security Service Corps (see S. 589), S3504 [11MR]
      National Veterans Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 204), 
        S10140 [29JY]
      Navy: declare a national policy for naval force structure (see 
        S. 902), S7719 [11JN]
      Ogilvie, Mary Jane Jenkins: tribute (see S. Res. 110), S4957 
        [8AP]
      Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: encourage 
        action against escalation of anti-Semitic violence and 
        manifestations of xenophobia and discrimination against ethnic 
        and religious minorities (see S. Con. Res. 7), S5061 [9AP]
      Pledge of Allegiance: circuit court decision on inclusion of 
        phrase ``under God'' (see S. Res. 71), S3086 [4MR]
      Postal Service: reform funding of Civil Service Retirement 
        System benefits for employees (see S. 380), S3028 [3MR]
      Powers, Hiram: tribute (see S. Res. 209), S11246 [9SE]
      Public welfare programs: extend State waivers under the 
        Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (see S. 605), 
        S3620 [12MR]
      Roads and highways: increase minimum State allocations provided 
        for use in carrying out certain highway programs (see S. 
        1090), S7236 [3JN]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see S. 300), 
        S7619 [10JN]
      Rynearson, Arthur J.: tribute (see S. Res. 33), S1736 [29JA]
      SBA: ensure independence and nonpartisan operation of the Office 
        of Advocacy (see S. 818), S5860 [7MY]
      Science: authorize appropriations for nanoscience, 
        nanoengineering, and nanotechnology research (see S. 189), 
        S1069 [16JA]
      SEC: require enhanced disclosures of employee stock options and 
        require study on economic impact of broad-based employee stock 
        option plans (see S. 979), S5650 [1MY]
      Senate Rules: amend relative to cloture on Presidential 
        nominations (see S. Res. 138), S5995 [9MY]
      Small business: improve calculation of the Federal subsidy rate 
        with respect to certain small business loans (see S. 141), 
        S203 [10JA]
      ------provide emergency assistance to non-farm small business 
        concerns that have suffered economic harm from the effects of 
        drought (see S. 318), S2120 [10FE]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see S. 1157), S7135 [23MY]
      Social Security: earnings test for blind individuals (see S. 
        750), S4629 [1AP]
      ------oppose reduction of annual cost-of-living adjustments (see 
        S. Res. 155), S7135 [23MY]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see S. 349), S2187 [11FE]
      Special Blue Ribbon Commission on Chesapeake Bay Nutrient 
        Pollution Control Financing: establish (see S. 1880), S15061 
        [18NO]
      Sports: recognize evolution and importance of motorsports (see 
        S. Res. 253), S14807 [12NO]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (see S. 982), S7542 [9JN]
      Taxation: allow a recovery period for depreciation of motorsport 
        entertainment complexes (see S. 1524), S10618 [31JY]
      ------allow a refundable credit for the purchase of private 
        health insurance and establish State health insurance safety-
        net programs (see S. 1570), S13516 [29OC]
      ------allow a tax credit for certain energy-efficient property 
        (see S. 758), S4629 [1AP]
      ------allow deduction equal to fair market value for charitable 
        contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly 
        compositions created by the donor (see S. 287), S1978 [5FE]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see S. 623), S3805 [17MR]
      ------allow the use of completed contract method of accounting 
        in the case of certain long-term naval vessel construction 
        contracts (see S. 774), S5485 [29AP]
      ------allow use of principal repayments to issue additional 
        mortgages and modify price limitations under the mortgage 
        revenue bond program and change income limit for housing 
        credit program (see S. 595), S4167 [20MR]
      ------clarify treatment of incentive stock options and employee 
        stock purchases (see S. 206), S3028 [3MR]
      ------encourage investing of foreign earnings within the U.S. 
        for productive business purposes (see S. 596), S3504 [11MR]
      ------increase deduction for teacher classroom supplies and 
        expand to include qualified professional development expenses 
        (see S. 695), S5344 [11AP]
      ------modify renewable energy credit to include electricity 
        produced from municipal solid waste (see S. 359), S3028 [3MR]
      ------permanently extend research credit and adjust the 
        alternative incremental credit rates (see S. 664), S3993 
        [19MR]
      ------provide a credit to promote homeownership and community 
        development (see S. 875), S6625 [19MY]
      ------provide a shorter recovery period for the depreciation of 
        certain restaurant buildings (see S. 973), S7477 [5JN]
      ------provide collegiate housing and infrastructure grants (see 
        S. 1246), S11913 [24SE]
      ------provide for a tax deferral on gain from the sale of 
        certain telecommunications businesses or tax incentives to 
        promote ownership diversity (see S. 267), S2921 [27FE]
      ------provide tax relief and assistance for the families of the 
        Columbia (space shuttle) crew and for future astronauts killed 
        in the line of duty (see S. 298), S1871 [4FE]
      ------repeal motor fuel excise taxes which remain in the general 
        fund of the Treasury on railroads and inland waterway 
        transportation (see S. 251), S2341 [12FE]
      ------repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, distributors, 
        and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits (see S. 374), 
        S2340 [12FE]
      ------treatment of charitable donation of food by businesses and 
        farmers (see S. 85), S3028 [3MR]
      ------treatment of distilled spirits (see S. 1457), S9959 [25JY]
      ------treatment of expenses of members of a military Reserve, 
        businesses who employ members of the military Reserves, and 
        self-employed military Reserve participants (see S. 202), 
        S1669 [28JA]
      ------treatment of individual retirement accounts relative to 
        charitable contributions (see S. 209), S1479 [23JA]
      ------treatment of interest paid in certain situations where the 
        debt is guaranteed by a related foreign person (see S. 1894), 
        S15187 [19NO]
      Telecommunications: equitably distribute universal service 
        support throughout rural areas (see S. 1380), S9119 [9JY]
      Terrorism: anniversary of terrorist attacks (see S. Res. 224), 
        S11416 [11SE]
      ------compensate victims of attacks on U.S. embassies in East 
        Africa and the U.S.S. Cole on the same basis as victims of 
        attacks on World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Somerset County, 
        PA (see S. 1728), S12533 [14OC]
      Thurmond, Strom: tribute (see S. Res. 191), S8862 [27JN]
      Tobacco products: eliminate price supports and compensate quota 
        holders, tobacco producers, and tobacco-dependent communities 
        (see S. 1490), S10265 [30JY]
      Transportation: provide new infrastructure funding through 
        Federal bonding to empower States and local governments to 
        complete significant infrastructure projects across all modes 
        of transportation (see S. 1109), S15813 [24NO]
      U.S. Airways, Inc.: pension plan restructuring (see S. 119), 
        S230 [13JA]
      Ukraine: remember treatment by the former Soviet Union on 
        anniversary of Ukrainian Famine (see S. Res. 202), S10972 
        [2SE]
      United Mine Workers of America: protect health benefits of 
        retired miners and provide additional sources of revenue to 
        the Combined Benefit Fund and Benefit Plan (see S. 1756), 
        S13054 [22OC]
      Veterans: improve benefits for World War II Filipino veterans 
        (see S. 68), S3804 [17MR]
      ------improve benefits for World War II Filipino veterans and 
        their survivors (see S. 1213), S9304 [11JY]
      ------increase the minimum Survivor Benefit Plan basic annuity 
        for certain surviving spouses (see S. 451), S4898 [7AP]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see S. 392), S2456 
        [13FE]
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial: authorize design and construction of 
        a temporary education center (see S. 1076), S9415 [15JY]
      Water: authorize appropriations for State water pollution 
        control revolving funds (see S. 170), S7926 [16JN]
      ------establish national ballast water management program to 
        prevent introduction of invasive species and improve 
        prevention and treatment research and technology (see S. 525), 
        S3506 [11MR]
      Yang Jianli: call for immediate release by People's Republic of 
        China and for President Bush to continue working for his 
        release (see S. Res. 184), S8559 [25JN]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Armed Forces: treat military service performed at Guantanamo Bay 
        Naval Station and certain peacekeeping missions in Africa in 
        the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat 
        zone (see S. 398), S2457 [13FE]
      Aviation: develop technologies that will enable future aircraft 
        with significantly lower noise, emissions, and fuel 
        consumption and reinvigorate basic and applied research in 
        aeronautics and aviation (see S. 309), S1977 [5FE]
      ------provide liability protection to nonprofit volunteer pilot 
        organizations flying for public benefit and to the pilots and 
        staff of such organizations (see S. 955), S5541 [30AP]
      China, Republic of: participation in WHO (see S. 243), S1736 
        [29JA]
      Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee: establish (see S. 471), 
        S2920 [27FE]
      Coins: ensure continuity for the design of the 5-cent coin (see 
        S. 471), S2920 [27FE]
      Dept. of Labor: provide temporary mortgage assistance to workers 
        displaced due to international competition (see S. 1597), 
        S11245 [9SE]
      Dept. of the Treasury: include certain parts of the Constitution 
        in the redesign of the one dollar bill (see S. 244), S1736 
        [29JA]
      Emancipation Proclamation: anniversary (see S. Con. Res. 15), 
        S3163 [5MR]
      Federal employees: adjust certain Federal annuity computations 
        relative to periods of receiving disability payments (see S. 
        481), S2920 [27FE]
      Flag--U.S.: provide Capitol-flown flags to the families of 
        deceased law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency 
        medical technicians, and other rescue workers (see S. 534), 
        S3163 [5MR]
      Justin W. Williams U.S. Attorney's Building, Alexandria, VA: 
        designate (see S. 1919), S15407 [21NO]
      NASA: establish an awards program in honor of Charles (Pete) 
        Conrad that recognizes amateur discoveries of asteroids with 
        near-Earth orbit trajectories (see S. 1855), S14804 [12NO]
      National Citizen Soldier Week: designate (see S. Res. 58), S2457 
        [13FE]
      Northern Neck National Heritage Area: feasibility study (see S. 
        472), S2920 [27FE]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (see S. 196), S1144 [17JA]
      Taxation: allow individuals to designate refunds to provide 
        catastrophic health coverage to individuals who do not 
        otherwise have health coverage (see S. 713), S4434 [26MR] (see 
        S. 928), S5433 [28AP]
      ------expand combat zone tax exclusion for members of the Armed 
        Forces to include transit period to such zones and to include 
        commissioned officers (see S. 394), S2457 [13FE] (see S. 721), 
        S4434 [26MR]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (see S. 150), S230 
        [13JA]
      ------treatment of expenses of members of a military Reserve, 
        businesses who employ members of the military Reserves, and 
        self-employed military Reserve participants (see S. 393), 
        S2457 [13FE]
      University of Virginia: tribute to men's lacrosse team (see S. 
        Res. 158), S7235 [3JN]
      Virginia: Federal recognition of the Chickahominy, Chickahominy-
        Eastern Division, Mattaponi, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock, 
        Monacan, and Nansemond Tribes (see S. 1423), S9592 [17JY]
  Cloture motions
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), conference 
        report, S16083 [9DE]
      Committees of the Senate: majority party appointments (S. Res. 
        18), S286 [14JA]
      Courts: expand Federal diversity jurisdiction to allow 
        consideration of certain interstate class actions and provide 
        additional protections to plaintiff class members (S. 1751), 
        motion to proceed, S12887 [20OC], S13007 [22OC]
      Dorr, Thomas C.: nomination to the CCC, S14859 [12NO], S14992 
        [18NO]
      Estrada, Miguel A.: nomination to be circuit judge, S3070 [4MR], 
        S3455 [11MR], S3693 [13MR]
      FAA: reauthorize programs (H.R. 2115), conference report, S14858 
        [12NO], S14951 [17NO]
      Leavitt, Michael O.: nomination to be EPA Administrator, S13182 
        [23OC]
      Owen, Priscilla Richman: nomination to be circuit judge, S5766 
        [6MY], S5913 [8MY]
  Letters
      Application of certain goals that would subject Federal 
        employees to public-private competitions or convert work to 
        private contractors: Bobbie Kilberg, Northern Virginia 
        Technology Council, S1377 [23JA]
      ------Gary Engebreison, Contract Services Association of 
        America, S1377 [23JA]
      ------Harris N. Miller, Information Technology Association of 
        America, S1377 [23JA]
      ------Stan Z. Soloway, Professional Services Council, S1377 
        [23JA]
      Business-related riders in the omnibus appropriations bill: R. 
        Bruce Josten, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, S1376 [23JA]
      Climate Stewardship Act: Donald L. Evans, Sec. of Commerce, 
        Elaine L. Chao, Sec. of Labor, and Marianne L. Horinko, EPA, 
        S13596 [30OC]
      Combat piracy of copyrighted materials: Daniel F. Burton, 
        Entrust, Inc., S9110 [9JY]
      ------Frederic Hirsch, Interactive Digital Software Association, 
        S9110 [9JY]
      ------Ivan Gavin, EMI Group (business), S9109 [9JY]
      ------Ken Inouye, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., 
        S9109 [9JY]
      ------Mitch Glazer, Recording Industry Association of America, 
        S9108 [9JY]
      ------Mitch Rose, Walt Disney Co., S9109 [9JY]
      ------Robert Holleyman, Business Software Alliance, S9109 [9JY]
      ------Stephen C. Richards, Network Associates, Inc., S9109 [9JY]
      Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for motor 
        vehicles: Marianne McInerney, American International 
        Automobile Dealers Association, S10104 [29JY]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      Senate, S2549 [24FE]
  Remarks
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 2), S1342 [22JA], 
        S1376, S1422, S1424 [23JA]
      ------making omnibus consolidated appropriations, S1342 [22JA], 
        S1376, S1422, S1424 [23JA]
      Armed Forces: anniversary of military actions in Afghanistan, 
        S3987 [19MR]
      ------provide a monthly allotment of free telephone calling time 
        to members stationed outside the U.S. who are directly 
        supporting military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan (S. 
        718), S4618 [1AP]
      Aviation: develop technologies that will enable future aircraft 
        with significantly lower noise, emissions, and fuel 
        consumption and reinvigorate basic and applied research in 
        aeronautics and aviation (S. 309), S1983 [5FE]
      Blair, Tony: address to joint session of Congress by British 
        Prime Minister of Great Britain, S9546 [17JY]
      Bridgewater, VA: tribute to Bridgewater Junior League All-Stars 
        baseball team, S16113 [9DE]
      Brown, Janice Rogers: nomination to be circuit judge, S14701, 
        S14702 [12NO]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (S. 1182), S7601 [10JN]
      Children and youth: mentoring programs funding, S11336 [10SE]
      China, Republic of: observance of National Day, S12531 [14OC]
      Columbia (space shuttle): tribute to crew (S. Res. 41), S1855, 
        S1857, S1858 [4FE]
      Committees of the Senate: establish committee membership and 
        funding ratios, S274 [14JA]
      ------majority party appointments (S. Res. 18), S274 [14JA]
      Conrad, Glen E.: nomination to be district judge, S11737 [22SE]
      Cox, Patrick: welcome European Parliament President to Senate 
        chamber, S8499 [25JN]
      Dept. of Labor: provide temporary mortgage assistance to workers 
        displaced due to international competition (S. 1597), S11249 
        [9SE]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9108 
        [9JY], S9171, S9172, S9173 [10JY]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2660), S11336 [10SE]
      Ecology and environment: manage risk of potential climate change 
        through reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases (S. 139), 
        S13595 [30OC]
      Economy: national objectives priority assignments, S14953, 
        S14955, S14956, S14957, S14958, S14959 [17NO]
      Estrada, Miguel A.: nomination to be circuit judge, S2107 
        [10FE], S2311 [12FE], S2808 [26FE], S3054, S3055 [4MR], 
        S14599, S14601, S14602 [12NO]
      ------withdrawal of nomination to be circuit judge, S11063 [4SE]
      FAA: reauthorize (S. 824), S7814, S7815 [12JN]
      FCC: allocate additional spectrum for unlicensed use by wireless 
        broadband devices and ensure interference protection for Dept. 
        of Defense systems within that spectrum (S. 159), S301 [14JA]
      ------disapprove ruling on media ownership rules (S.J. Res. 17), 
        S11395 [11SE]
      Federal employees: adjust certain Federal annuity computations 
        relative to periods of receiving disability payments (H.R. 
        978), S11424 [11SE]
      ------adjust certain Federal annuity computations relative to 
        periods of receiving disability payments (S. 481), S2940 
        [27FE]
      ------application of certain goals that would subject employees 
        to public-private competitions or convert work to private 
        contractors, S1376, S1422, S1424 [23JA]
      Foreign aid: authorizing appropriations for foreign assistance 
        programs, S9108 [9JY], S9171, S9172, S9173 [10JY]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2800), S13649, S13650 [30OC]
      Foreign trade: combat piracy of intellectual property through 
        international narcotics and law enforcement funding, S13649, 
        S13650 [30OC]
      Law enforcement: combat piracy of copyrighted materials, S9108 
        [9JY]
      Motor vehicles: impose additional requirements for improving 
        corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards, S10104 [29JY]
      National Citizen Soldier Week: designate (S. Res. 58), S4508 
        [27MR]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 196), S1151 [17JA], S5504 [30AP]
      Owen, Priscilla Richman: nomination to be circuit judge, S14597 
        [12NO]
      Pate, R. Hewitt: nomination to be Assistant Attorney General for 
        the Antitrust Division, S7866 [13JN]
      Peace Corps: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S9108 [9JY], 
        S9171, S9172, S9173 [10JY]
      Pelham, Daniel W.: tribute (S. Res. 43), S1911 [4FE]
      Pledge of Allegiance: circuit court decision on inclusion of 
        phrase ``under God'' (S. Res. 71), S3054 [4MR]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (S. 14), S10104 [29JY]
      Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed 
        en bloc, S1911 [4FE]
      ------Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 
        S11063 [4SE], S14554, S14555, S14560, S14596, S14597, S14598, 
        S14599, S14601, S14602, S14608, S14609, S14610, S14692, 
        S14701, S14702 [12NO]
      Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of 
        Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and 
        Slovenia: ratification, S5825 [7MY]
      Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: addition of slots 
        relative to perimeter rule on flight distances, S7814, S7815 
        [12JN]
      SBA: tribute for disaster assistance to Virginia following 
        Hurricane Isabel, S15181 [19NO]
      Science: authorize appropriations for nanoscience, 
        nanoengineering, and nanotechnology research (S. 189), S1139 
        [17JA], S14794 [12NO]
      Senate: legislative program, S1912 [4FE]
      Snow, John W.: nomination to be Sec. of the Treasury, S1842 
        [30JA]
      South Boston Gazette-Virginian (publication): anniversary, 
        S2116 [10FE]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (H.R. 1828), S14413 [11NO]
      Taxation: expand combat zone tax exclusion for members of the 
        Armed Forces to include transit period to such zones and to 
        include commissioned officers (S. 721), S4618 [1AP]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), S236 
        [13JA], S13791-S13793 [3NO], S14160 [6NO]
      Terrorism: anniversary of terrorist attacks (S. Res. 224), 
        S11369 [11SE]
      ------liquidate certain blocked assets of terrorists and 
        terrorist organizations for the compensation of terrorism 
        victims, S9171, S9172, S9173 [10JY]
      U.S. Airways, Inc.: pension plan restructuring, S1342 [22JA]
      University of Virginia: tribute to men's lacrosse team (S. Res. 
        158), S7258 [3JN]
      ------tribute to ROTC POW/MIA remembrance vigil, S16110 
        [9DE]
      Verdery, C. Stewart, Jr.: nomination to be Assistant Sec. of 
        Homeland Security for Border/Transportation Security Policy, 
        S8257 [19JN]
  Texts of
      S. 150, Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, S236 [13JA]
      S. 309, Aeronautics Research and Development Revitalization Act, 
        S1984-S1987 [5FE]
      S. 393, tax treatment of expenses of members of a military 
        Reserve, businesses who employ members of the military 
        Reserves, and self-employed military Reserve participants, 
        S2469 [13FE]
      S. 394, expand combat zone tax exclusion for members of the 
        Armed Forces to include transit period to such zones and to 
        include commissioned officers, S2470 [13FE]
      S. 398, treat military service performed at Guantanamo Bay Naval 
        Station and certain peacekeeping missions in Africa in the 
        same manner as if such services were performed in a combat 
        zone, S2473 [13FE]
      S. 481, adjust certain Federal annuity computations relative to 
        periods of Federal employees receiving disability payments, 
        S2940 [27FE]
      S. 721, expand combat zone tax exclusion for members of the 
        Armed Forces to include transit period to such zones and to 
        include commissioned officers, S4444 [26MR]
      S. 1597, Homestead Preservation Act, S11250 [9SE]
  Tributes
      Anderson, Alfred C., S16116 [9DE]
      Harvey, William R., S2116 [10FE]
      Heavener, Stephen A., S9491 [16JY]
      Layman, Larry, S2116 [10FE]
      May, Donald C., Jr., S4618 [1AP]
      Miller, Giles H., Jr., S9491 [16JY]
      Miller, Luther E. (Ikey), S11639 [17SE]
      Moss, Patricia Buckley, S16116 [9DE]
      O'Brien, William G., S11639 [17SE]
      Schools, Russell C., S16115 [9DE]
      Tyson, Cynthia Haldenby, S11638 [17SE]
      Versace, Humbert R. (Rocky), S16110 [9DE]
      Watkins, William, III, S5941 [8MY]
      Williams, Carrington, S845 [15JA]
      Wust, Klaus, S2697 [25FE]




ALLEN, JEFF

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H7458 [24JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S9925 [25JY]




ALLEN, LARRY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1564 [23JY]




ALLEN, MAUREEN A.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E83 [28JA]




ALLEN, MERRITT

  Remarks in Senate
      Oregon Medical Association: Doctor-Citizen of the Year Award 
        recipient, S13132 [23OC]




ALLEN, MICHAEL

  Remarks in House
      Clemson University: William C. Everhart Award recipient, E1756 
        [10SE]




ALLEN, MIKE

  Articles and editorials
      ``Pioneers'' Paved Bush's Way With Big Dollars, H3878 [9MY]
      2004 Budget Likely To Show Record Deficits, S1699 [29JA]




ALLEN, MILTON B.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E475 [13MR]




ALLEN, RONALD, JR.

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S11023 [3SE]




ALLEN, THOMAS H. (a Representative from Maine)

  Amendments
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for the war 
        in Iraq and homeland security (H.R. 1559), H2793 [3AP]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2660), H6564, H6604 [10JY]
      Depts. of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and sundry independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2861), H7619 [24JY], 
        H7693 [25JY]
      Employment: enhance the workforce investment system (H.R. 1261), 
        H3809 [8MY]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: collect and assess 
        scientific evidence regarding prescription drugs frequently 
        used by Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries (see H.R. 2161), 
        H4877 [3JN]
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (see H.R. 2519), H5661 [19JN]
      Air pollution: reduce emissions from electric powerplants (see 
        H.R. 2042), H3857 [8MY]
      Alaska: provide additional protections for National Forest 
        System lands (see H.R. 979), H1461 [27FE]
      Animal Welfare Act: improve care and treatment standards for 
        certain dogs (see H.R. 3484), H12321 [25NO]
      ------strengthen enforcement of animal fighting provisions (see 
        H.R. 1532), H6264 [26JN]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 770), H699 [13FE]
      Armed Forces: improve benefits for members, veterans, and their 
        dependents and survivors (see H.R. 2569), H6271 [7JY]
      ------increase amount of basic educational assistance for 
        veterans under Montgomery GI Bill and eliminate reduction of 
        basic pay for participation in the program (see H.R. 1212), 
        H9982 [28OC]
      ------require Presidential report to Congress detailing possible 
        consequences of using military force against Iraq (see H.J. 
        Res. 24), H1747 [11MR]
      ------restore health care coverage to retired members of the 
        uniformed services (see H.R. 58), H1642 [5MR]
      Armenia: normal trade relations status (see H.R. 528), H3683 
        [6MY]
      Army: close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
        Cooperation and establish a joint congressional task force to 
        assess the education and training needs for Latin American 
        military personnel (see H.R. 1258), H1900 [13MR]
      Aviation: improve training requirements for and require 
        certification of cabin crew members (see H.R. 1889), H4131 
        [14MY]
      ------require screening of passengers and property on flights be 
        carried out by Federal employees and allow Transportation 
        Security Administration employees to engage in collective 
        bargaining (see H. Con. Res. 275), H9479 [15OC]
      Bankruptcy: protect family farmers and family fishermen (see 
        H.R. 343), H1642 [5MR]
      Barry, John: recognize as first flag officer of the U.S. Navy 
        (see H.J. Res. 62), H8083 [9SE]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (see H.R. 2330), H5367 [12JN]
      Children and youth: enhance operation of the AMBER Alert 
        communications plan to expedite the recovery of abducted 
        children (see H.R. 412), H1954 [18MR]
      ------establish a grant program to provide comprehensive eye 
        examinations (see H.R. 2173), H12921 [8DE]
      ------establish public-private partnership programs to provide 
        child care (see H.R. 1242), H3305 [10AP]
      ------improve ability of the child welfare system to prevent and 
        respond to child abuse and place children in safe, loving, and 
        permanent homes (see H.R. 1534), H2940 [8AP]
      ------protect health by ensuring that chickens and chicken 
        products purchased for national school nutrition programs have 
        not been fed or administered fluoroquinolone antibiotics (see 
        H.R. 3022), H12921 [8DE]
      ------provide opportunities to improve the lives of all children 
        and enable them to reach their fullest potential (see H.R. 
        936), H9812 [21OC]
      China, People's Republic of: persecution of Falun Gong 
        practitioners (see H. Con. Res. 304), H10978 [6NO]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see H.R. 1688), H3051 [9AP]
      Colleges and universities: expand and enhance post-baccalaureate 
        opportunities at Hispanic-serving institutions (see H.R. 
        2238), H4735 [22MY]
      ------permit States to determine residency standards for higher 
        education purposes and cancel removal and adjust status of 
        certain long-term resident alien students (see H.R. 1684), 
        H9982 [28OC]
      Columbia (space shuttle): award Congressional Gold Medal 
        posthumously to crew (see H.R. 525), H11702 [20NO]
      Community development: increase the expertise and capacity of 
        community-based organizations involved in economic development 
        activities and key community development programs (see H.R. 
        1480), H2940 [8AP]
      Contraceptives: establish a public education and awareness 
        program relative to emergency contraception (see H.R. 1812), 
        H3641 [5MY]
      ------require equitable coverage of drugs, devices, and services 
        under health insurance plans (see H.R. 2727), H10457 [5NO]
      Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination 
        Against Women: ratification (see H. Res. 21), H1467 [27FE]
      Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of 
        Genocide: reaffirm support and commemorate anniversary of 
        Genocide Convention Implementation Act (see H. Res. 193), 
        H3684 [6MY]
      Cuba: make exception to trade embargo for food, medicines, and 
        goods and services intended for children, lift travel 
        restrictions, and provide scholarships for certain Cuban 
        nationals (see H.R. 3422), H10236 [30OC]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: organic food standards relative to 
        livestock and dairy production (see H.R. 955), H2473 [27MR]
      Dept. of Education: provide student loan forgiveness to 
        graduates who enter into certain public service (see H.R. 
        1306), H1952 [18MR]
      Dept. of Energy: authorizing appropriations for the Office of 
        Science (see H.R. 34), H138 [8JA]
      Dept. of HHS: establish an Office of Men's Health (see H.R. 
        1734), H9614 [16OC]
      ------modify treatment categories for qualification as a 
        rehabilitation hospital for purposes of reimbursement under 
        the Medicare prospective payment system (see H.R. 2246), 
        H12321 [25NO]
      ------promulgate regulations for the reimportation of 
        prescription drugs (see H.R. 2427), H5409 [16JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: clarify that prohibitions on 
        contracts with corporate expatriates applies to contracting 
        with subsidiaries of such entities (see H.R. 1355), H2940 
        [8AP]
      ------Office for Domestic Preparedness grant programs funding 
        (see H.R. 764), H2312 [25MR]
      Dept. of Justice: extend authorization for the Bulletproof Vest 
        Partnership Grant Program (see H.R. 1708), H7020 [16JY]
      Dept. of State: establish position of Iraqi Reconstruction 
        Coordinator (see H. Res. 404), H9614 [16OC]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: require congressional notification 
        prior to implementation of the Capital Asset Realignment for 
        Enhanced Services initiative (see H.R. 2808), H7618 [24JY]
      ------rescind memorandum in which directors of health service 
        networks are directed to ensure that no marketing activities 
        to enroll new veterans occur within their networks (see H.R. 
        813), H1517 [4MR]
      Disabled: enhance and further research into paralysis and 
        improve rehabilitation and quality of life for persons living 
        with paralysis and other physical disabilities (see H.R. 
        1998), H7949 [4SE]
      ------importance of recruiting and retaining direct support 
        professionals to ensure the proper care of individuals with 
        developmental disabilities (see H. Con. Res. 94), H10237 
        [30OC]
      Diseases: expand research on inflammatory bowel disease (see 
        H.R. 290), H6348 [8JY]
      ------increase public awareness of scleroderma (see H. Con. Res. 
        30), H11149 [12NO]
      ------prevent and cure diabetes and promote and improve the care 
        of diabetic individuals within minority populations (see H.R. 
        1916), H8083 [9SE]
      ------prohibit interference by certain education grant 
        recipients with a student's treatment of his or her diabetes 
        (see H.R. 3178), H12311 [21NO]
      District of Columbia: provide full voting representation in 
        Congress (see H.R. 1285), H3641 [5MY]
      Drugs: correct impediments to allowing importation of 
        prescription drugs into the U.S. by pharmacists and 
        wholesalers for resale and by U.S. citizens for personal use 
        (see H.R. 780), H1682 [6MR]
      ------establish fairer pricing for prescription drugs for 
        individuals without access to discounted prices (see H.R. 
        1694), H3051 [9AP]
      Education: extend student loan forgiveness to Head Start 
        teachers (see H.R. 2291), H6349 [8JY]
      ------increase amount of loan forgiveness for teachers (see H.R. 
        1751), H3303 [10AP]
      ------increase availability of Head Start programs and quality 
        child care, reduce child hunger and encourage healthy eating 
        habits, and facilitate parental involvement (see H.R. 2363), 
        H5043 [5JN]
      ------limit the applicability of annual updates to the allowance 
        for State and other taxes in the tables used in the Federal 
        Needs Analysis Methodology relative to financial aid 
        eligibility (see H.R. 2485), H9614 [16OC]
      ------oppose any changes to Title IX prohibiting gender 
        discrimination in educational and athletic programs (see H. 
        Res. 137), H5929 [25JN]
      ------provide a grant program for gifted and talented students 
        (see H.R. 1191), H2939 [8AP]
      ------provide educational opportunities for all students in 
        State public school systems (see H.R. 236), H6464 [9JY]
      ------support business incubation in academic settings (see H.R. 
        2314), H10130 [29OC]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 2394), H5088 [9JN]
      Employment: prohibit discrimination on the basis of affectional 
        or sexual orientation (see H.R. 3285), H9376 [8OC]
      EPA: establish greenhouse gas inventory, registry, and 
        information system (see H.R. 1245), H1811 [12MR]
      FCC: encourage more extensive review and public comment before 
        revising media ownership rules (see H. Res. 218), H4132 [14MY]
      ------invalidate ruling on media ownership rules (see H.R. 
        2462), H6707 [14JY]
      Federal aid programs: require payments to State and local 
        governments for infrastructure and social services needs in 
        the same amount as the amount of relief and reconstruction 
        funds provided to Iraq (see H.R. 1738), H3302 [10AP]
      Federal employees: amend the definition of a law enforcement 
        officer to include certain positions relative to retirement 
        benefits (see H.R. 2442), H8491 [23SE]
      ------ensure those activated by National Guard or Reserves 
        receive pay equal to basic pay they would otherwise be 
        receiving (see H.R. 217), H1334 [25FE]
      ------increase the Government contribution for Federal employee 
        health insurance (see H.R. 577), H1334 [25FE]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve effectiveness of 
        medically important antibiotics used in treatment of human and 
        animal diseases (see H.R. 2932), H7782 [25JY]
      ------provide greater access to affordable pharmaceuticals (see 
        H.R. 2491), H5467 [17JN]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify that fill material 
        cannot be comprised of waste (see H.R. 738), H4787 [2JN]
      ------clarify U.S. jurisdiction over water and wetlands (see 
        H.R. 962), H3637 [1MY]
      Financial institutions: prohibit financial holding companies and 
        national banks from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real 
        estate brokerage or real estate management activities (see 
        H.R. 111), H138 [8JA]
      Fish and fishing: prohibit commercial harvesting of Atlantic 
        striped bass in coastal waters and the exclusive economic zone 
        (see H.R. 1286), H4788 [2JN]
      Foreign aid: increase U.S. capability to provide reconstruction 
        assistance to countries or regions impacted by armed conflict 
        (see H.R. 2616), H7787 [25JY]
      Foreign countries: human rights violations against homosexuals, 
        bisexuals, and transgendered individuals (see H. Con. Res. 
        330), H11651 [19NO]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: exempt bookstores and 
        libraries from orders requiring the production of any tangible 
        things for certain foreign intelligence investigations (see 
        H.R. 1157), H3683 [6MY]
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (see H.R. 1415), H2823 [3AP]
      Forest Service: protection of certain roadless areas (see H.R. 
        2369), H5044 [5JN]
      FTC: ratify authority for implementation and enforcement of a 
        ``do-not-call'' registry relative to telemarketing firms (see 
        H.R. 3161), H8950 [25SE]
      Hazardous substances: provide assistance for poison prevention 
        and stabilize funding of regional poison control centers (see 
        H.R. 1819), H7787 [25JY]
      ------require engine coolant and antifreeze to contain a 
        bittering agent so as to render it unpalatable (see H.R. 
        1563), H8284 [16SE]
      Head Start Program: tribute (see H. Res. 238), H6349 [8JY]
      Health: establish a program to assist family caregivers in 
        accessing affordable and high-quality respite care (see H.R. 
        1083), H1639 [5MR]
      ------establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical 
        activity, and prevent obesity (see H.R. 716), H4204 [15MY]
      ------improve access to prescription drugs, prohibit tax 
        deductions for direct-to-consumer prescription drug 
        advertisements, and ban campaign contributions from 
        pharmaceutical company chief executive officers (see H.R. 
        1733), H3301 [10AP]
      ------national policy to provide health care and reform 
        insurance procedures (see H. Con. Res. 99), H3684 [6MY]
      ------strengthen programs for stroke education, prevention, and 
        treatment (see H.R. 3658), H12918 [8DE]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1821), H3353 [11AP]
      Help America Vote Act: require a voter-verified permanent record 
        or hardcopy (see H.R. 2239), H11392 (see H.R. 2239), H11516 
        [18NO]
      Higher Education Act: permit refinancing of student 
        consolidation loans and increase Pell Grant maximum awards 
        (see H.R. 2505), H6349 [8JY]
      ------repeal provisions prohibiting persons convicted of drug 
        offenses from receiving student financial assistance (see H.R. 
        685), H1689 [10MR]
      Hospitals: provide emergency contraceptives to women who are 
        survivors of sexual assault (see H.R. 2527), H7840 [3SE]
      Housing: provide affordable housing for families that are headed 
        by grandparents and other relatives of children (see H.R. 
        2628), H10237 [30OC]
      Human rights: condemn the practice of execution by stoning (see 
        H. Con. Res. 26), H244 [29JA]
      Independent Commission on Intelligence About Iraq: establish 
        (see H.R. 2625), H6869 [15JY]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 1094), H1640 [5MR]
      Insurance: coverage of minimum hospital stays for mastectomies 
        and lymph node removals relative to breast cancer (see H.R. 
        1886), H4012 [13MY]
      ------prohibit use of genetic information in determining 
        coverage or premiums (see H.R. 1910), H3634 [1MY]
      ------promote health care coverage parity for individuals 
        participating in legal recreational or transportation 
        activities (see H.R. 1749), H8017 [5SE]
      Intelligence services: establish a select committee to 
        investigate the effectiveness of U.S. intelligence structure 
        to meet global threats (see H. Res. 307), H6264 [26JN]
      Iraq: require transparency, increased competition in 
        contracting, and the increased use of Iraqi contractors for 
        post-conflict reconstruction (see H.R. 3275), H9688 [17OC]
      IRS: discourage payment of Federal tax collection services 
        through a commission or as a percentage of taxes collected 
        (see H. Con. Res. 213), H5175 [10JN]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: extend authority for construction of a 
        memorial in the District of Columbia (see H.R. 1209), H4529 
        [21MY]
      ------mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 589), H5045 [5JN]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see H.R. 3619), H12308 [21NO]
      Laitres, Alfred J.: authorize disinterment from the Lorraine 
        American Cemetery in St. Avold, France, and authorize transfer 
        of his remains to the custody of his next of kin (see H.R. 
        2970), H9982 [28OC]
      Law enforcement: assess backlog in DNA analysis of rape kit 
        samples and improve investigation and prosecution of sexual 
        assault cases with DNA evidence (see H.R. 1046), H1514 [4MR]
      ------eliminate backlog of DNA samples collected from crime 
        scenes and offenders and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (see H.R. 
        3214), H9378 [8OC]
      Law enforcement officers: adjust percentage differentials 
        payable to Federal law enforcement officers in certain high-
        cost areas (see H.R. 466), H243 [29JA]
      Maine: establish a commercial truck highway safety demonstration 
        program (see H.R. 1142), H1680 [6MR]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see 
        H.R. 3277), H11652 [19NO]
      Marine mammals: reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal 
        scientific whaling and provide protection for, and 
        conservation of, the world's whale populations to prevent 
        trade in whale meat (see H. Con. Res. 216), H5366 [12JN]
      Marshall, John: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 2768), 
        H7085 [17JY]
      Medicaid: increase Federal Medical Assistance Percentage to help 
        States finance increases in enrollment (see H.R. 816), H701 
        [13FE]
      ------permit States to obtain reimbursement for care or services 
        provided under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active 
        Labor Act in a private mental health facility (see H.R. 3363), 
        H9811 [21OC]
      ------provide families of disabled children with the opportunity 
        to purchase coverage (see H.R. 1811), H8175 [10SE]
      ------provide fiscal relief and program simplification to States 
        and improve coverage and services to beneficiaries (see H.R. 
        2000), H3760 [7MY]
      ------provide the disabled and elderly with equal access to 
        community-based attendant services (see H.R. 2032), H4788 
        [2JN]
      Medicare: allow beneficiaries direct access to physical 
        therapists without a physician referral (see H.R. 792), H6348 
        [8JY]
      ------coverage of medical nutrition therapy services for 
        beneficiaries with cardiovascular diseases (see H.R. 1225), 
        H2823 [3AP]
      ------coverage of oral anticancer drugs (see H.R. 1288), H4205 
        [15MY]
      ------establish voluntary outpatient prescription drug coverage 
        program and modernize and reform payments and the regulatory 
        structure (see H.R. 1199), H1744 [11MR]
      ------expand and improve coverage of mental health services (see 
        H.R. 1340), H7787 [25JY]
      ------expand coverage of certain self-injected biologicals (see 
        H.R. 980), H7839 [3SE]
      ------expand medical residency training programs in geriatric 
        medicine and provide for reimbursement of care coordination 
        and assessment services (see H.R. 102), H3571 [30AP]
      ------improve outpatient health care for beneficiaries in rural 
        areas (see H.R. 2333), H9812 [21OC]
      ------improve outpatient vision services (see H.R. 1902), H3634 
        [1MY]
      ------pay ambulance suppliers the full costs of providing such 
        services (see H.R. 1301), H1908 [17MR]
      ------protect patients by limiting the number of mandatory 
        overtime hours a nurse may be required to work by certain 
        service providers (see H.R. 745), H6348 [8JY]
      ------reform payment method for covered drugs, drug 
        administration services, and chemotherapy support services 
        (see H.R. 1622), H5367 [12JN]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        1125), H2822 [3AP]
      ------revise methodology by which payment for orphan drugs and 
        biologicals is made under program prospective payment system 
        for hospital outpatient department services (see H.R. 2700), 
        H9381 [10OC]
      ------specify the update for physician fee schedule payments 
        (see H.R. 41), H138 [8JA]
      ------standardize payment amounts for inpatient hospital 
        services (see H.R. 1580), H2819 [3AP]
      Medicare/Medicaid: improve payments to certain health care 
        service providers (see H.R. 3549), H12312 [21NO]
      Mental health: increase number of well-trained mental health 
        service professionals providing clinical mental health care to 
        children and adolescents (see H.R. 1359), H2940 [8AP]
      ------provide assistance to train teachers of children with 
        autism spectrum disorders (see H.R. 1700), H8175 [10SE]
      ------provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits unless 
        comparable limitations are imposed on medical and surgical 
        benefits (see H.R. 953), H1459 [27FE]
      Minimum wage: level (see H.R. 965), H1460 [27FE]
      Monuments and memorials: establish a memorial to the victims of 
        terrorist attacks on the U.S. (see H.R. 911), H8082 [9SE]
      National Affordable Housing Trust Fund: establish to provide 
        decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families 
        (see H.R. 1102), H1640 [5MR]
      National Center on Liver Disease Research: establish (see H.R. 
        371), H4011 [13MY]
      National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: long-term 
        health monitoring of firefighters in disaster areas (see H.R. 
        3431), H10339 [4NO]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see H.R. 
        1746), H4877 [3JN]
      National Oceans Week: support (see H. Con. Res. 202), H4876 
        [3JN]
      National Organization for Rare Disorders: anniversary (see H. 
        Con. Res. 147), H3304 [10AP]
      National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: amend (see H.R. 
        1349), H2131 [19MR]
      National Weather Service: provide overtime pay for forecasters 
        performing essential services during severe weather events and 
        limit Sunday premium pay to hours of service actually 
        performed (see H.R. 1764), H4205 [15MY]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 898), H5089 [9JN]
      ------clarify citizenship eligibility for certain members of the 
        Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona (see H.R. 731), H460 [12FE]
      ------improve services and facilities of Federal Indian health 
        programs and encourage maximum participation of Indians in 
        such programs (see H.R. 2440), H5266 [11JN]
      Navy: declare a national policy for naval force structure (see 
        H.R. 375), H2822 [3AP]
      New Hampshire: mint coins in commemoration of the Old Man of the 
        Mountain rock formation (see H.R. 2093), H5468 [17JN]
      No Child Left Behind Act: modify requirements on adequate yearly 
        progress and assessments to allow more flexibility in 
        measuring progress (see H.R. 3049), H8081 [9SE]
      Orphan Drug Act: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 147), H3304 
        [10AP]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3287), 
        H9380 [10OC]
      Pensions: protect employee benefits in defined benefit plans and 
        enforce age discrimination requirements that apply to 
        conversion of pension plans to cash balance plans (see H.R. 
        1677), H2938 [8AP]
      Pharmaceuticals: permit commercial importation of prescription 
        drugs from Canada (see H.R. 847), H1396 [26FE] (see H.R. 
        2497), H6349 [8JY]
      Postal Service: extend procedures for closing or consolidation 
        of post offices to the relocation or construction of post 
        offices (see H.R. 3432), H10339 [4NO]
      ------include postmasters and postmasters organizations in the 
        process for the development and planning of certain policies, 
        schedules, and programs (see H.R. 2249), H5268 [11JN]
      ------reform funding of Civil Service Retirement System benefits 
        for employees (see H.R. 735), H2402 [26MR]
      Power resources: prohibit unethical acts, increase penalties for 
        certain illegal acts, provide for audit trails and 
        transparency in electric and natural gas markets, and expand 
        FERC authority to order refunds of certain rates (see H.R. 
        1272), H2312 [25MR]
      Public lands: designate certain national parks, wild and scenic 
        rivers, and wilderness areas in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, 
        Washington, and Wyoming (see H.R. 1105), H1641 [5MR]
      Public safety officers: collective bargaining rights for public 
        safety officers employed by States or local governments (see 
        H.R. 814), H1955 [18MR]
      ------ensure that officers who suffer a fatal heart attack or 
        stroke while on duty shall be presumed to have died in the 
        line of duty for purposes of survivor benefits (see H.R. 919), 
        H1394 [26FE]
      Public utilities: establish a Federal renewable energy portfolio 
        standard for certain retail electric utilities (see H.R. 
        1294), H2312 [25MR]
      ------improve reliability of electric transmission system (see 
        H.R. 3004), H7948 [4SE]
      Refugees: treatment programs funding for victims of torture (see 
        H.R. 1813), H6869 [15JY]
      Rite of Passage Community Service Program: establish (see H.R. 
        2125), H4529 [21MY]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see H.R. 1900), 
        H8382 [17SE]
      Roosevelt, Franklin D.: preserve profile on the dime because of 
        his innumerable contributions to and lasting impact on the 
        Nation (see H. Con. Res. 343), H12923 [8DE]
      SBA: establish vocational and technical entrepreneurship 
        development demonstration program (see H.R. 1387), H3572 
        [30AP]
      Sewage disposal: combined sewer overflow control programs (see 
        H. Con. Res. 309), H10341 [4NO]
      Ships and vessels: accelerate requirement that tankers carrying 
        oil in bulk as cargo must be equipped with a double hull (see 
        H.R. 880), H1331 [25FE]
      Small business: establish a pilot program for lending to small, 
        nonprofit child care businesses (see H.R. 3099), H12311 [21NO]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see H.R. 2205), H6869 [15JY]
      Social Security: computation system for benefits relative to 
        spouses' or surviving spouses' Government pensions (see H.R. 
        887), H1332 [25FE]
      ------earnings test for blind individuals (see H.R. 173), H323 
        [5FE]
      ------effects of reform proposals on women (see H. Res. 174), 
        H2821 [3AP]
      ------permit States to cover certain low-income youth with an 
        enhanced matching rate under State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program and Medicaid (see H.R. 3192), H8949 [25SE]
      ------provide additional safeguards for certain beneficiaries 
        with representative payees (see H.R. 743), H1517 [4MR]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 594), H320 [5FE]
      ------restrict application of windfall elimination provisions to 
        individuals whose benefits exceed certain levels (see H.R. 
        2011), H3761 [7MY]
      Tariff: encourage countries who are party to NAFTA to promote 
        parity relative to the personal exemption allowance for 
        merchandise purchased abroad by returning residents (see H. 
        Res. 346), H7785 [25JY]
      ------impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk 
        protein concentrates (see H.R. 1160), H3637 [1MY]
      Taxation: allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay 
        health insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a 
        deduction for TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 1231), 
        H1903 [13MR]
      ------allow use of principal repayments to issue additional 
        mortgages and modify price limitations under the mortgage 
        revenue bond program and change income limit for housing 
        credit program (see H.R. 284), H1812 [12MR]
      ------disallow benefits claimed to arise from corporate 
        transactions without substantial economic substance (see H.R. 
        1555), H2702 [2AP]
      ------expand availability of the refundable tax credit for 
        health insurance costs of certain displaced steelworkers and 
        extend the steel import licensing and monitoring program (see 
        H.R. 1999), H3760 [7MY]
      ------extend credits to assist in the purchase of fishing safety 
        equipment (see H.R. 2973), H7784 [25JY]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided 
        health coverage to certain designated beneficiaries of 
        employee's (see H.R. 935), H3637 [1MY]
      ------extension of the credit for producing electricity from 
        wind (see H.R. 570), H2402 [26MR]
      ------increase transparency of corporate tax accounting, 
        liability and strategies, facilitate analysis of financial 
        statements, discourage abusive tax sheltering activities, and 
        restore investor confidence (see H.R. 1556), H2702 [2AP]
      ------prevent corporations from avoiding the U.S. income tax by 
        reincorporating in a foreign country (see H.R. 737), H461 
        [12FE]
      ------promote simplification and fairness in the administration 
        and collection of sales and use taxes (see H.R. 3184), H9813 
        [21OC]
      ------provide a credit for expenditures for the maintenance of 
        railroad tracks of certain railroads (see H.R. 876), H5174 
        [10JN]
      ------provide a credit to promote homeownership and community 
        development (see H.R. 839), H5366 [12JN]
      ------treatment of amounts paid on behalf of Federal employees 
        under Federal student loan repayment programs (see H.R. 1056), 
        H1514 [4MR]
      ------treatment of certain motor vehicle dealer transitional 
        assistance (see H.R. 870), H1517 [4MR]
      ------treatment of forestry activities (see H.R. 1310), H6348 
        [8JY]
      ------treatment of higher education expenses (see H.R. 1304), 
        H1952 [18MR]
      Television: preserve localism, promote diversity in programming, 
        encourage competition, and prevent excessive concentration of 
        ownership of broadcast stations (see H.R. 2052), H4740 [22MY]
      ------provide grants to train court reporters and other 
        individuals to become real-time writers to meet requirements 
        for closed captioning of video programming (see H.R. 970), 
        H4739 [22MY]
      Thresher (U.S.S.): anniversary of sinking (see H. Res. 170), 
        H2703 [2AP]
      U.N.: restore a voluntary U.S. contribution to the U.N. 
        Population Fund (see H.R. 1196), H5714 [23JN]
      ------urge establishment of broad Security Council authority to 
        help the people of Iraq (see H. Con. Res. 122), H2704 [2AP]
      Unemployment: establish an emergency program to provide 
        immediate education assistance for unemployed workers (see 
        H.R. 3276), H10237 [30OC]
      ------provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment benefits 
        program (see H.R. 17), H52 [7JA] (see H.R. 1652), H4255 [19MY]
      ------provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment benefits 
        program and improve the unemployment insurance system (see 
        H.R. 3244), H9982 [28OC]
      Utah: designate certain lands as wilderness (see H.R. 1796), 
        H3352 [11AP]
      Veterans: allow certain veterans with service-connected 
        disabilities to travel on military aircraft (see H.R. 1919), 
        H7455 [23JY]
      ------increase the minimum Survivor Benefit Plan basic annuity 
        for certain surviving spouses and provide for an open season 
        under that plan (see H.R. 548), H706 [13FE]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see H.R. 303), H1746 
        [11MR]
      Water: authorize appropriations for State water pollution 
        control revolving funds (see H.R. 20), H2939 [8AP]
      ------establish marine and freshwater research, development, and 
        demonstration programs to control and eradicate invasive 
        species, educate the public, and restore ecosystems (see H.R. 
        1081), H1639 [5MR]
      ------establish national ballast water management program to 
        prevent introduction of invasive species and improve 
        prevention and treatment research and technology (see H.R. 
        1080), H1639 [5MR]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of certain 
        wild animals for use as pets (see H.R. 1006), H5366 [12JN]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 37), H1811 [12MR]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Drugs: collect and assess scientific evidence regarding 
        prescription drugs frequently used in federally funded health 
        programs (see H.R. 2356), H5043 [5JN]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: require GAO report on 
        whether amounts appropriated to carry out grant programs are 
        adequate to permit recipients to meet the conditions imposed 
        by receipt of the grant (see H.R. 3341), H9737 [20OC]
      Fish and fishing: establish requirements for fishing quota 
        systems (see H.R. 2621), H6262 [26JN]
      Health: reduce price of prescription drugs purchased by States 
        for its employees, retirees, and pharmaceutical assistance 
        beneficiaries (see H.R. 3662), H12918 [8DE]
      Homeland Security Act: repeal certain provisions relative to 
        pediatric vaccine manufacturer liability (see H.R. 248), H135 
        [8JA]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 1564), H2702 [2AP]
      Medicare: extend a temporary increase in payment for skilled 
        nursing facility services (see H.R. 967), H1460 [27FE]
      ------reductions in prescription drug prices (see H.R. 1400), 
        H2269 [20MR]
      No Child Left Behind Act: authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 
        1564), H2702 [2AP]
      Seeds of Peace (organization): tribute (see H. Con. Res. 288), 
        H8905 [24SE]
      Smith, Margaret Chase: anniversary of ``Declaration of 
        Conscience'' speech in which she defended American rights to 
        free speech and dissent (see H. Res. 246), H4528 [21MY]
      Social Security: exception to marriage requirements for widows 
        and widowers relative to State restrictions on divorce from a 
        prior spouse institutionalized due to mental incompetence (see 
        H.R. 249), H135 [8JA]
      Wilson, Nancy B.: relief (see H.R. 334), H138 [8JA]
  Remarks
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), motion to 
        instruct conferees, H11375 [18NO]
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, H9258 [7OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), H9393 [15OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (H.R. 1559), H2793 [3AP]
      Budget: deficit, H3548, H3549 [30AP], H10325 [4NO]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), H2199 [20MR]
      Bush, President: State of the Union Message, H160, H161 [27JA]
      Clean Air Act: extension of deadlines for compliance with 
        certain provisions in ozone nonattainment areas, H10096, 
        H10097 [29OC]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), 
        H4259 [20MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), motion to 
        instruct conferees, H6906 [16JY]
      ------exemption from certain environmental regulations, H4259 
        [20MY]
      Dept. of Energy: feasibility study to develop commercial nuclear 
        energy production facilities at existing sites, H3271, H3272 
        [10AP]
      Dept. of HHS: promulgate regulations for the reimportation of 
        prescription drugs, H11375 [18NO]
      ------promulgate regulations for the reimportation of 
        prescription drugs (H.R. 2427), consideration (H. Res. 335), 
        H7537 [24JY]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2660), H6564, H6565 [10JY]
      Depts. of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and sundry independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2861), H7693 [25JY]
      Economy: national objectives priority assignments, H161 [27JA], 
        H10325 [4NO]
      Education: funding, H2793 [3AP]
      Employment: enhance the workforce investment system (H.R. 1261), 
        H3809 [8MY]
      ------include administrators of adult education and literacy 
        programs on local workforce investment boards, H3809 [8MY]
      EPA: prohibit use of statistical age-adjusted analysis to 
        determine the benefits of pollution control, H7693 [25JY]
      FCC: ruling on media ownership rules, H4770 [2JN]
      Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: ensure prescription 
        drug coverage for Medicare-eligible enrollees is actuarially 
        equal to benefit offered to general enrollees (H.R. 2631), 
        H6306 [8JY]
      Fish and fishing: establish requirements for fishing quota 
        systems (H.R. 2621), E1385 [27JN]
      Head Start Program: provide block grants to States, 
        E1636 [25JY]
      ------reauthorize and improve (H.R. 2210), E1636 [25JY]
      Health: reduce the excessive burden the liability system places 
        on the health care delivery system (H.R. 5), H1851 [13MR]
      Medicare: privatization, H160 [27JA]
      ------reductions in prescription drug prices (H.R. 1400), H5698 
        [23JN]
      ------reform, H160 [27JA]
      ------reform and provide prescription drug coverage (H.R. 1), 
        H6100 [26JN], H6306 [8JY]
      ------reform and provide prescription drug coverage (H.R. 1), 
        conference report, H12266 [21NO]
      ------reform and provide prescription drug coverage (H.R. 1), 
        motion to instruct conferees, H10441 [5NO]
      ------reform and provide prescription drug coverage (H.R. 2473), 
        H5698 [23JN]
      National Organization for Rare Disorders: anniversary (H. Con. 
        Res. 147), H4216 [19MY]
      No Child Left Behind Act: suspend certain penalties against 
        schools that are not fully funded, H6564, H6565 [10JY]
      Nuclear weapons: allow research while limiting development of 
        low-yield nuclear weapons, H6906 [16JY]
      Orphan Drug Act: anniversary (H. Con. Res. 147), H4216 [19MY]
      Pharmaceuticals: reductions in prescription drug prices, H4765 
        [2JN]
      Portland, ME: tribute to Catherine McAuley High School for 
        participation in We the People . . . The Citizen and the 
        Constitution competition, E934 [13MY]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), H3103, H3271, H3272 [10AP]
      ------enhance energy conservation, research, and development and 
        provide for security and diversity in the energy supply (H.R. 
        6), motion to instruct conferees, H10096, H10097 [29OC]
      Seeds of Peace (organization): tribute (H. Con. Res. 288), 
        H11528 [19NO]
      Social Security: provide additional safeguards for certain 
        beneficiaries with representative payees (H.R. 743), H2647 
        [2AP]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions, H2647 [2AP]
      Taxation: accelerate increase in refundability of the child tax 
        credit, H4855 [3JN]
      ------provide incentives for economic recovery, H161 [27JA], 
        H2199 [20MR]
      ------provide incentives for economic recovery (H.R. 2), H3548, 
        H3549 [30AP], H3833 [8MY]
      ------provide incentives for economic recovery (H.R. 2), 
        conference report, H4855 [3JN]
      Thresher (U.S.S.): anniversary of sinking (H. Res. 170), H2884 
        [8AP]
      Votes: position on missed, H552 [13FE], E266 
        [13FE], E572 [25MR]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Special order: granted, H1635 [5MR], H1676 [6MR], H3049 [9AP], 
        H3854 [8MY], H4874 [3JN], H5811 [24JN], H9279 [7OC]
  Tributes
      Lang, Durward, E2050 [15OC]




ALLEN, TX

  Remarks in House
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial: tribute to visit by Moving Wall 
        exhibit, H4374 [21MY]




ALLEN, WALTER, III

  Letters
      Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, S14235 [7NO]




ALLEN, WILLIAM P., JR.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E160 [6FE]




ALLENDALE, MI

  Bills and resolutions
      Grand Valley State University: tribute to football team (see H. 
        Res. 13), H60 [7JA]
  Lists
      Grand Valley State University football team and coaches, S1140 
        [17JA]
  Remarks in House
      Grand Valley State University: tribute to first graduating 
        class, E1828 [17SE]
      ------tribute to football team (H. Res. 13), H104, H105 [8JA]
  Remarks in Senate
      Grand Valley State University: tribute to football team, S1140 
        [17JA]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 13, tribute to Grand Valley State University football 
        team, H104 [8JA]




ALLENTOWN, PA

  Remarks in Senate
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes, S4155 [20MR]




ALLIANCE, OH

  Lists
      Mount Union College football team, coaches, and staff, S124 
        [9JA]
  Remarks in Senate
      Mount Union College: tribute to football team, S98, S123 [9JA]




ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY

  Letters
      Emergency supplemental assistance to combat the growing 
        humanitarian crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, S1232 [21JA]




ALLIANCE FOR JUSTICE

  Letters
      Nomination of Jeffrey S. Sutton to be circuit judge, S5455 
        [29AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Sports: tribute to Coaches Against Gun Violence, S11154 [5SE]




ALLIANCE FOR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

  Remarks in House
      Congressional Conference on Civic Education: convene, E1816 
        [17SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Congressional Conference on Civic Education: convene, S11559 
        [16SE]




ALLINSON, STEVE

  Transcripts
      Man Who Knew--Former Powell Chief of Intelligence and Others 
        Disagree With Evidence Presented to U.N. for War in Iraq: 60 
        Minutes II (television program), S12718-S12720 [16OC]




ALLISON PARK, PA

  Remarks in House
      Millvale, PA: anniversary of North Hills Community Outreach 
        satellite office, E1908 [25SE]




ALLOUSH, BASEL

  Proclamations
      Tribute to Basel Alloush: Representative Ney, E1346 [25JN]




ALLOUSH, RAMSEY N.

  Proclamations
      Tribute: Representative Ney, E1345 [25JN]




ALMAVAR, INC.

  Articles and editorials
      Alvamar Developer Dies; Friends Recall ``Visionary'' Deeds, E371 
        [5MR]
      Friends Celebrate Memories of Billings, E372 [5MR]




ALOHA, OR

  Remarks in Senate
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (S. 966), S6620 [19MY]




al-QAEDA (terrorist organization)

  Articles and editorials
      Al-Qaeda, ``Exploits Insecurity in Iraq To Acquire Weapons and 
        Swell Its Ranks'', S13766 [3NO]
      Split at C.I.A. and F.B.I. on Iraqi Ties to Al Qaeda, S2396 
        [13FE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Terrorism: detain U.S. citizens or residents that are members of 
        or cooperated with al-Qaeda in terrorist acts against the U.S. 
        (see H.R. 1029), H1464 [27FE]
  Remarks in House
      Intelligence services: assess validity of pre-war analysis 
        concerning rationale for use of Armed Forces in Iraq, H4760 
        [2JN], H4968 [4JN], H4983, H4984 [5JN], H5067-H5069 [9JN], 
        H5154 [10JN], H5246 [11JN], H5718 [24JN]
      Mohammed, Khalid Shaikh: capture, H1495 [4MR]
      Terrorism: detain U.S. citizens or residents that are members of 
        or cooperated with al-Qaeda in terrorist acts against the U.S. 
        (H.R. 1029), E324 [27FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Intelligence services: assess validity of pre-war analysis 
        concerning rationale for use of Armed Forces in Iraq, S7462-
        S7464 [5JN]
      Mohammed, Khalid Shaikh: capture, S3158 [5MR], S3704 [13MR]




AL-QAZWINI, HASSAN

  Prayers
      House of Representatives, H9035 [1OC]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H9035, H9036 [1OC]




AL-SABAH, SABAH AL-AHMAD AL-JABER (Prime Minister, Kuwait)

  Remarks in House
      U.S. visit, E1789 [16SE]




ALSDORF, MIKE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2511 [8DE]




ALSOBROOKS, DAN M.

  Letters
      Child abuse programs funding, H2425 [27MR]




ALSUP, HERB

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2110 [21OC]




ALTADENA, CA

  Remarks in House
      Fennessy, Jacqueline: California 29th Congressional District 
        Woman of the Year award recipient, E463 [13MR]
      Links, Inc.: anniversary of Pasadena-Altadena Chapter, E65 
        [27JA]




ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL

  Remarks in House
      Babe Ruth League, Inc.: tribute to Altamonte Springs Patriots 
        softball team, H9464 [15OC]




al-TIKRITI, ALI HASAN al-MAJID

  Remarks in House
      Iraq: human rights abuses by Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi 
        officials, H2590 [2AP]




ALTMAN, DANIEL

  Articles and editorials
      Yearlong Decline in Dollar Is Little Help on Trade Gap, S4781 
        [3AP]




ALTMAN, ROY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2010 [8OC]




ALTONAGA, CECILIA M.

  Letters
      Nomination of Cecilia M. Altonaga to be district judge: Roberto 
        Martinez, S3669 [13MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Courts: nomination to be district judge, S5755-S5759 [6MY]
  Reports filed
      Nomination To Be District Judge: Committee on the Judiciary 
        (Senate), S5172 [10AP]




ALTOONA, PA

  Remarks in House
      Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.: anniversary, E2495 [8DE]
      Masonic Order (fraternal organization): anniversary of Jaffa 
        Shrine, E1556 [22JY]
      Symphony Orchestra: tribute, E2334 [19NO]




ALVA, ERIC

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E757 [11AP]




ALVARADO, VALENTINO

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E230 [13FE]




ALVAREZ, ERIC

  Letters
      Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge land acquisition 
        funding, H10203 [30OC]




ALVAREZ, RAMON

  Remarks in House
      Riverside, CA: Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen award recipient, 
        E1996 [8OC]
  Testimonies
      Deadline Extension for Compliance With Certain Clean Air Act 
        Provisions in Ozone Nonattainment Areas, H10101 [29OC]




ALVERSON, CHRISTOPHER E.

  Remarks in House
      Boy Scouts: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E715 [10AP]




ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Odland, Luna: Alzheimer's Association President's Award 
        recipient, E776 [12AP]




AMABEL, ATIABET IJAN

  Remarks in House
      Education: tribute to students participating in the STARS 
        Academy Research Mission, H306 [5FE]




AMADOR COUNTY, CA

  Remarks in House
      California: tribute to 3d Congressional District firefighters 
        and other public servants who responded to the outbreak of 
        wildfires in Southern California, E2157 [30OC]




AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION

  Letters
      Transit in Parks (TRIP) Act, S6077 [13MY]




AMANN, CHRISTINE L.

  Letters
      Relief of Esidronio Arreola-Saucedo and family, S7028 [22MY]




AMARGOSA, NV

  Bills and resolutions
      BLM: land conveyance in Nye County, NV, to Ponderosa Dairy in 
        Amargosa, NV (see H.R. 2326), H4977 [4JN]




AMARILLO (TX) GLOBE NEWS

  Articles and editorials
      Husband's Roots a Source of Pride--Amarillo Should Honor Its 
        Own, H302 [5FE]




AMATEUR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      La Mirada, CA: tribute to Girl All Stars softball team, E2119 
        [21OC]




AMATEUR SPORTS INTEGRITY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1002), S5771 [6MY]
  Letters
      Gambling on college sports in Nevada: several University of 
        Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law students, 
        S5941 [8MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1002), S5784 [6MY], S5941 [8MY]
  Texts of
      S. 1002, provisions, S5785 [6MY]




AMAYA-BONILLA, DIONISIA

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1235 [13JN]




AMBLER, PA

  Remarks in House
      Upper Dublin Lutheran Church: anniversary, E1127 [4JN]




AMBRIZ, SARAH

  Remarks in House
      Girl Scouts: Gold Award recipient, E294 [26FE]




AMERICA BIKES (organization)

  Letters
      Transit in Parks (TRIP) Act, S6077 [13MY]




AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS

  Letters
      Health Coverage, Affordability, Responsibility, and Equity 
        (HealthCARE) Act, S5955 [8MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Bishop, F. Marian: American Academy of Family Physicians John G. 
        Walsh Award recipient, S1865 [4FE]




AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

  Letters
      Health Coverage, Affordability, Responsibility, and Equity 
        (HealthCARE) Act, S5955 [8MY]




AMERICAN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Ogle, Tara: American Ambulance Association Stars of Life Award 
        recipient, H3648 [6MY]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATES, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E1378 [27JN]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY

  Letters
      Medicare Mental Health Copayment Equity Act, S5179, S5180 [10AP]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

  Articles and editorials
      Bridging This Gap Isn't Rocket Science, H9834 [28OC]
  Bills and resolutions
      Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship Program: 
        anniversary and support of use of science in governmental 
        decisionmaking (see H. Con. Res. 279), H8222 [15SE]
  Remarks in House
      Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship Program: 
        anniversary and support of use of science in governmental 
        decisionmaking (H. Con. Res. 279), H9832-H9835 [28OC], E1783 
        [15SE]
      Ehlers, Representative: Philip Hauge Abelson Prize recipient, 
        E408 [7MR]
      Portland, OR: Franklin High School recipient of Unisys Corp., 
        and the American Association for the Advancement of Science 
        Online Science Education Award, E1040 [21MY]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 279, American Association for the Advancement of 
        Science Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship 
        Program anniversary and support of use of science in 
        governmental decisionmaking, H9832 [28OC]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES

  Letters
      Remove matching requirement for airport security-related capital 
        investment grants, S7801 [12JN]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLANS

  Remarks in House
      AmeriChoice Alliance, Inc.: American Association of Health 
        Plans/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals HERA Bronze award recipient, E1243 
        [13JN]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

  Articles and editorials
      Stubbornly Seeking Success--Merriam Man Hasn't Let Deafness or 
        His Start in West African Poverty Stop Him, E1712 [5SE]
  Remarks in House
      Education: tribute to American Association of People With 
        Disabilities and Microsoft Corp., joint internship program, 
        E1712 [5SE]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PORT AUTHORITIES

  Letters
      Reducing Crime and Terrorism at America's Seaports Act, S11167 
        [5SE]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS  see AARP (organization)




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

  Remarks in House
      Rosborg, James: Illinois School Superintendent of the Year Award 
        recipient, E2475 [8DE]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS

  Letters
      Transportation Enhancement Program funding, H7874 [4SE]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY

  Remarks in House
      National Suicide Awareness Week: observance, H3846, H3850-H3854 
        [8MY], E907 [9MY]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

  Remarks in House
      Philadelphia, PA: tribute to Free Library of Philadelphia Lines 
        of Violation exhibition, E1454 [11JY]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON MENTAL RETARDATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Illinois: tribute to American Association on Mental Retardation 
        Direct Service Professional Award recipients, S11830 [23SE]




AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Hatlen, Kaaren: American Automobile Association National School 
        Safety Patroller of the Year award recipient, S5940 [8MY]
      School Safety Patrol Lifesaving Medal Award: recipients, S5940 
        [8MY]




AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      First-Time Homebuyers' Tax Credit Act, S7253 [3JN]




AMERICAN BAPTIST SEMINARY OF THE WEST

  Remarks in House
      Siden, Douglas L.: American Baptist Seminary of the West Doctor 
        of Humane Letters recipient, E1481 [15JY]




AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

  Excerpts
      Governing Principles of the Standing Committee on Federal 
        Judiciary, S2333 [12FE]
  Letters
      Application of mandatory sentencing guidelines relative to child 
        pornography and child sexual abuse, H3067 [10AP]
      Nomination of Charles W. Pickering, Sr., to be circuit judge, 
        S13542 [30OC]
  Obituaries
      Smith, Chesterfield H., S9584 [17JY]
  Remarks in House
      Robinson, William T., III: Cincinnati Bar Association Themis 
        Award recipient, E813 [30AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Minami, Dale: ABA Thurgood Marshall Award recipient, S4159 
        [20MR]
  Resolutions by organizations
      Domestic Surveillance Oversight Act, S2704 [25FE]
  Statements
      Tribute to Arthur C. Helton, S11342 [10SE]




AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION

  Bills and resolutions
      Cemeteries and funerals: remove, upon request, remains of any 
        person interred in an American Battle Monuments Commission 
        cemetery in France or Belgium and reinter such remains in the 
        U.S. (see H.R. 1265), H1900 [13MR]
      Louisiana: establish a memorial to the Buffalo Soldiers (see S. 
        499), S3027 [3MR]
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial: study eligibility requirements for 
        inclusion of veterans' names and alternative means to honor 
        ineligible veterans (see S. 296), S1871 [4FE] (see H.R. 2540), 
        H5662 [19JN]
  Remarks in House
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial: study eligibility requirements for 
        inclusion of veterans' names and alternative means to honor 
        ineligible veterans (H.R. 2540), E1309 [20JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Louisiana: establish a memorial to the Buffalo Soldiers (S. 
        499), S3030 [3MR], S9607 [17JY]
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial: study eligibility requirements for 
        inclusion of veterans' names and alternative means to honor 
        ineligible veterans (S. 296), S1901 [4FE]
  Reports filed
      Buffalo Soldier Commemoration Act: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 499) (S. Rept. 108-92), S9303 
        [11JY]
  Texts of
      S. 296, Fairness to All Fallen Vietnam War Service Members Act, 
        S1901 [4FE]
      S. 499, Buffalo Soldier Commemoration Act, S3031 [3MR], S9607 
        [17JY]




AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Dept. of the Interior: establish a battlefield acquisition grant 
        program for the acquisition and protection of nationally 
        significant battlefields and associated sites of the 
        Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (see H.R. 3498), H11359 
        [17NO]




AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

  Letters
      Mammography Quality Standards Act reauthorization, S15063 [18NO]
      Strengthen restrictions on business affiliate sharing of medical 
        information, S13878 [4NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Chicago, IL, Women's Board: anniversary, S12602 [15OC]




AMERICAN CITY AND COUNTY (publication)

  Remarks in Senate
      Connolly, Angela: American City and County (publication) 
        National County Leader of the Year Award recipient, S9705 
        [22JY]




AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

  Articles and editorials
      Demon for Our Times, E1864 [23SE]




AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES

  Remarks in Senate
      Frist, Thomas F., Jr.: Modern Healthcare (publication) and the 
        American College of Healthcare Executives Healthcare Hall of 
        Fame inductee, S4820 [3AP]




AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS

  Letters
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, S3479 [11MR]
  Statements
      Intact Dilatation and Extraction, S3601 [12MR], S12921 [21OC]
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, H4913 [4JN]




AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS

  Letters
      Health Coverage, Affordability, Responsibility, and Equity 
        (HealthCARE) Act, S5955 [8MY]




AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Mammography Quality Standards Act reauthorization, S15064 [18NO]




AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE

  Bills and resolutions
      Anniversary (see H. Res. 394), H9377 [8OC]
  Remarks in House
      Anniversary (H. Res. 394), H10249, H10250 [4NO], E2231 [5NO]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 394, anniversary, H10249 [4NO]




AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES

  Letters
      Prohibit new Dept. of the Interior competitive outsourcing 
        studies funding, S11796 [23SE]
  Remarks in House
      Thompson Engineering, Inc.: American Council of Engineering 
        Companies Alabama Chapter Engineering Excellence Honor Award 
        recipient, E499 [18MR]




AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

  Bills and resolutions
      Health: commend Give Kids a Smile program, emphasize need to 
        improve access to dental care for children, and thank dentists 
        for volunteering time to provide needed dental care (see S. 
        Res. 182), S8439 [24JN]
      ------tribute to Give Kids a Smile program, emphasize need to 
        improve access to dental care for children, and thank dentists 
        for volunteering their time to help provide needed dental care 
        (see H. Res. 136), H1746 [11MR]
  Letters
      Recognize Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry as 
        the official national museum of dentistry, S5386 [11AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Health: commend Give Kids a Smile program, emphasize need to 
        improve access to dental care for children, and thank dentists 
        for volunteering time to provide needed dental care (S. Res. 
        182), S8445 [24JN]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 182, commend American Dental Association Give Kids a 
        Smile program, emphasize need to improve access to dental care 
        for children, and thank dentists for volunteering time to 
        provide needed dental care, S8445 [24JN]




AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Dept. of HHS: diabetes research, treatment, and prevention 
        funding, H6514 [10JY]
      Kaufman, Francine Ratner: American Diabetes Association Woman of 
        Valor award recipient, E140 [6FE]
      ------American Diabetes Association Women of Valor Award 
        recipient, E95 [29JA]
      Weiss, Michael A.: American Diabetes Association Charles H. Best 
        Medal for Service recipient, H4844 [3JN], E1249 [13JN]




AMERICAN DISABLED FOR ATTENDANT PROGRAMS TODAY (ADAPT) (organization)

  Bills and resolutions
      Free Our People March and Rally: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 283), 
        H8283 [16SE]




AMERICAN DREAM DOWNPAYMENT ACT

  Amendments
      Enact (S. 811), S15850 [24NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 811), S4957 [8AP]
  Excerpts
      Provisions: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 1276) 
        (H. Rept. 108-164), H9044 [1OC]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1276), H2869 [8AP], H9038, H9039-H9045 [1OC], E709 
        [8AP]
      Enact (S. 811), H12889, H12892 [8DE], E2555 [15DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 811), S4959 [8AP], S15874 [24NO]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 1276) 
        (H. Rept. 108-164), H5661 [19JN]
  Texts of
      H.R. 1276, provisions, H9039 [1OC]
      S. 811, provisions, S4960 [8AP]




AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK

  Bills and resolutions
      Designate (see S. Res. 272), S15407 [21NO]
  Remarks in House
      Observance, E2391 [22NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Designate (S. Res. 272), S15509 [21NO]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 272, designate, S15476, S15509 [21NO]




AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE

  Remarks in House
      Meltzer, Allan H.: American Enterprise Institute Irving Kristol 
        Award recipient, E336 [27FE]




AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION

  Letters
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration, S3871 
        [18MR]
      Dept. of Agriculture country of origin labeling requirements 
        implementation funding, H6643 [14JY]
  Remarks in House
      Missouri Farm Bureau: American Farm Bureau Federation 
        President's Award recipient, E126 [4FE]




AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

  Letters
      Civil service protection for Dept. of Defense civilian 
        employees, H4553 [22MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced 
        Services initiative funding, S14498 [12NO]
      Federal Employee Commuter Benefits Act, S13143 [23OC]
      Nomination of Peter J. Eide to be Federal Labor Relations 
        Authority General Counsel, S5741 [5MY]
      Prohibit new Dept. of the Interior competitive outsourcing 
        studies funding, S11790 [23SE]




AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

  Letters
      Civil service protection for Dept. of Defense civilian 
        employees, H4553 [22MY]
      Prohibit a health plan from contracting with a pharmacy benefit 
        manager (PBM) unless certain requirements are satisfied, S8616 
        [26JN]
      Smallpox Emergency Personnel Protection Act, H2484 [31MR]
      State grants for smallpox and other bioterrorism inoculation 
        activities, S4744 [3AP]
  Remarks in House
      Michigan: anniversary of American Federation of State, County 
        and Municipal Employees Council No. 25, E423 [11MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Michigan: anniversary of American Federation of State, County 
        and Municipal Employees Council No. 25, S3501 [11MR]




AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

  Letters
      Smallpox Emergency Personnel Protection Act, H2487 [31MR]




AMERICAN 5-CENT COIN DESIGN CONTINUITY ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 258), H1351-H1354 [26FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (H.R. 258), S5391 [11AP]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 258) 
        (H. Rept. 108-20), H1394 [26FE]
  Texts of
      H.R. 258, provisions, H1351 [26FE]




AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER

  Appointments
      Board of Trustees, S15878 [24NO]




AMERICAN FOREST & PAPER ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Recycling: tribute to paper recovery efforts, E1034 [21MY]




AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR AIDS RESEARCH

  Letters
      Early Treatment for HIV Act, S5086 [9AP]




AMERICAN FROZEN FOOD INSTITUTE

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E164 [6FE]




AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      LIHEAP funding, S11298 [10SE]




AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION COUNCIL

  Statements
      Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases, S9209 [10JY]




AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY

  Letters
      Health Coverage, Affordability, Responsibility, and Equity 
        (HealthCARE) Act, S5955 [8MY]




AMERICAN GOLD STAR MOTHERS, INC.

  Bills and resolutions
      Armed Forces: encourage families of active-duty members to 
        display the Blue Star Banner or the Gold Star and request the 
        media to recognize importance of the Blue Star Banner (see S. 
        Con. Res. 36), S5343 [11AP] (see H. Con. Res. 109), H2270 
        [20MR]
  Remarks in House
      Armed Forces: encourage families of active-duty members to 
        display the Blue Star Banner of the Gold Star and request the 
        media to recognize importance of the Blue Star Banner (H. Con. 
        Res. 109), H2538-H2542 [1AP], H2670 [2AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Armed Forces: encourage families of active-duty members to 
        display the Blue Star Banner of the Gold Star and request the 
        media to recognize importance of the Blue Star Banner (H. Con. 
        Res. 109), S5395 [11AP]
      ------encourage families of active-duty members to display the 
        Blue Star Banner or the Gold Star and request the media to 
        recognize importance of the Blue Star Banner (S. Con. Res. 
        36), S5394, S5395 [11AP]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 109, encourage families of active-duty Armed Forces 
        members to display the Blue Star Banner of the Gold Star and 
        request the media to recognize importance of the Blue Star 
        Banner, H2538 [1AP]
      S. Con. Res. 36, encourage families of active-duty Armed Forces 
        members to display the Blue Star Banner or the Gold Star and 
        request the media to recognize importance of the Blue Star 
        Banner, S5387, S5395 [11AP]




AMERICAN HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      New Port Richey, FL: Orchard Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing 
        Center recipient of American Healthcare Association Quality 
        Award, E1800 [16SE]




AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      American Heart Month: observance, H1358 [26FE], E226 [13FE], 
        E301, E306 [27FE], E371 [5MR]
      Fresno, CA: tribute to American Heart Association American Heart 
        Walk, E1848 [22SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      American Heart Month: observance, S2334 [12FE]
      Greater Midwest Affiliate: tribute, S9046 [8JY]




AMERICAN HEART MONTH

  Remarks in House
      Observance, H1358 [26FE], E226 [13FE], E301, E306 [27FE], E371 
        [5MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Observance, S2334 [12FE]




AMERICAN HELLENIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Andreas T. Stamboulidis Parthenon Chapter: tribute, E354 [4MR]




AMERICAN HIKING SOCIETY

  Remarks in House
      National Trails Day: observance, H5037 [5JN]




AMERICAN HIMALAYAN FOUNDATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Nepal: tribute to efforts of Himalayan Trust (organization) and 
        American Himalayan Foundation in support of the Sherpa people 
        and community, S7377 [4JN]




AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION ACT

  Addresses
      Putting the Teaching of American History and Civics Back Into 
        Our Classrooms--Out of Many, One--E Pluribus Unum: Senator 
        Alexander, S4157-S4159 [20MR]
  Amendments
      Enact (S. 504), S8307 [20JN]
  Articles and editorials
      Today's College Students Barely More Knowledgeable Than High 
        School Students of 50 Years Ago, Poll Shows, S3040 [4MR]
  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 504), S3086 [4MR]
  Descriptions
      Tennessee Governor's Schools, S3041 [4MR]
  Lists
      State Governor's schools, S3041 [4MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 504), S3038-S3046 [4MR], S8216-S8219 [19JN], S8261-
        S8263 [20JN], S8714 [26JN]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 
        (Senate) (S. 504) (S. Rept. 108-71), S7876 [13JN]
  Syllabuses
      American Character and America's Government--Using the American 
        Creed To Make Decisions: Senator Alexander, Harvard University 
        John F. Kennedy School of Government, S3042-S3044 [4MR]
  Texts of
      S. 504, provisions, S3088 [4MR], S8263-S8265 [20JN]




AMERICAN HOME FIRE SAFETY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1798), S13660 [30OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1798), S13661-S13663 [30OC]
  Texts of
      S. 1798, provisions, S13662 [30OC]




AMERICAN HOMEBUYERS PROTECTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 3414), H10236 [30OC]




AMERICAN HOMEOWNERSHIP AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Lands Title Report Commission: establish for Indian trust lands 
        (see H.R. 28), H52 [7JA]




AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Medicaid Psychiatric Hospital Fairness Act, S12981 [21OC]




AMERICAN HOSPITAL PRESERVATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 899), S5342 [11AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 899), S5354 [11AP]
  Texts of
      S. 899, provisions, S5354 [11AP]




AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAW FOUNDATION

  Essays
      Why I'm Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants: Elias Reisman, 
        S8119 [18JN]
      ------Jessica Du, S8119 [18JN]
      ------Melissa Cheng, S8119 [18JN]
      ------Miranda Santucci, S8118 [18JN]
      ------Rachel Adams, S8118 [18JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      American Immigration Lawyers Association: tribute to Celebrate 
        America creative writing contest winners, S8118 [18JN]




AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

  Essays
      Why I'm Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants: Elias Reisman, 
        S8119 [18JN]
      ------Jessica Du, S8119 [18JN]
      ------Melissa Cheng, S8119 [18JN]
      ------Miranda Santucci, S8118 [18JN]
      ------Rachel Adams, S8118 [18JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Celebrate America creative writing contest: tribute to winners, 
        S8118 [18JN]




AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION

  Bills and resolutions
      National Fund for Excellence in American Indian Education: 
        redesignate (see H.R. 3504), H11359 [17NO]




AMERICAN INDIAN PROBATE REFORM ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 550), S3252 [6MR] (see S. 1721), S12532 [14OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 550), S3269 [6MR]
      Enact (S. 1721), S12535 [14OC]
  Texts of
      S. 550, provisions, S3270-S3275 [6MR]
      S. 1721, provisions, S12535-S12543 [14OC]




AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATION TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1165), S7188 [2JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1165), S7190 [2JN]
  Texts of
      S. 1165, provisions, S7191 [2JN]




AMERICAN INDIAN TRUST FUND MANAGEMENT REFORM ACT

  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1459), S9964-S9968 [25JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1459, provisions, S9964-S9967 [25JY]




AMERICAN INDIAN WELFARE REFORM ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 751), S4629 [1AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 751), S4633 [1AP]
  Summaries
      Provisions (S. 751), S4633-S4635 [1AP]




AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

  Remarks in House
      Bray, Alan: American Institute for Public Service Jefferson 
        Award recipient, E1291 [18JN]




AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

  Remarks in House
      Lake/Flato Architects Inc.: American Institute of Architects 
        Architecture Firm Award recipient, E2471 [8DE]




AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for motor 
        vehicles, S10104 [29JY]




AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE

  Remarks in House
      Chu, Morgan: American Jewish Committee Learned Hand Award 
        recipient, E1010 [21MY]
      McGoldrick, John L.: American Jewish Committee Institute of 
        Human Relations honoree, E103 [29JA]
      Mincberg, David: Houston, TX, American Jewish Committee Max H. 
        Nathan Award recipient, E1186 [10JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      McGoldrick, John L.: American Jewish Committee Institute of 
        Human Relations honoree, S1364 [22JA]




AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY MONTH

  Amendments
      Designate (S. Con. Res. 25), S10837, S10868 [31JY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Designate (see S. Con. Res. 25), S4166 [20MR] (see H. Con. Res. 
        106), H2270 [20MR]
  Remarks in House
      Designate (H. Con. Res. 106), H9396-H9398 [15OC], E2095 [20OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Designate (H. Con. Res. 106), S15509 [21NO]
      Designate (S. Con. Res. 25), S10868 [31JY]
  Reports filed
      Designate: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. Con. Res. 
        25), S10616 [31JY]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 106, designate, H9396 [15OC]
      S. Con. Res. 25, designate, S4180 [20MR], S10868 [31JY]




AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT

  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 2896) (H. 
        Rept. 108-393), H12306 [21NO]




AMERICAN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE (organization)

  Remarks in House
      Ambassadors for Peace Award--Excellence in Leadership: tribute 
        to recipients, H5650 [19JN], E1314 [20JN]




AMERICAN LEAGUE OF LOBBYISTS

  Remarks in House
      House of Representatives: results of congressional basketball 
        game against American League of Lobbyists, H8287 [17SE]




AMERICAN LEGION

  Articles and editorials
      Mulberry Police, Fire/Rescue, City Honored for Service by Legion 
        Family--Chief Dave Hamlin Police Officer of Year, Mike Team Is 
        Firefighter of the Year, E1106 [3JN]
  Bills and resolutions
      Pahrump, NV: convey certain land to the Edward H. McDaniel 
        American Legion Post No. 22 for construction of a post 
        building and memorial park (see S. 1521), S10617 [31JY]
      Rochester, MN: tribute to Rochester A's American Legion baseball 
        team (see S. Res. 233), S11832 [23SE]
  Letters
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced 
        Services initiative funding, S14497 [12NO]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs health care funding to meet the needs 
        of troops returning from Iraq, S4749 [3AP]
      Imapct of budget proposals on veterans, H2157 [20MR]
      Impact of budget proposals on veterans, H2548 [1AP]
      Veterans' Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act, S2055 [6FE]
      Veterans Prescription Drug Benefits Act, E497 [18MR]
  Press releases
      Mulberry, FL, Schools Benefit: Donna Righi, Mulberry Memorial 
        American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 72, E1105 [3JN]
  Remarks in House
      Brooklyn, NY: tribute to American Legion St. Stanislaus Memorial 
        Post No. 1771, E61 [27JA]
      Columbia, TN: tribute to American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 
        19, E807 [30AP]
      Dunnellon, FL: anniversary of Wall-Rives American Legion Post 
        58, E895 [9MY]
      Loretto, TN: tribute to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 146, E709 
        [8AP]
      Marquette, MI: tribute to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 44, 
        E734 [11AP]
      Monticello, NY: anniversary of Ruddick Trowbridge American 
        Legion Post No. 73, E1693 [4SE]
      Mulberry, FL: tribute to Mulberry Memorial American Legion 
        Auxiliary Unit 72, E1105 [3JN]
      Rochester, MN: tribute to Rochester A's American Legion baseball 
        team, H8196 [10SE]
      Rockford, IL: tribute to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60, 
        E1115 [3JN]
      South Lake, FL: anniversary of South Lake Memorial American 
        Legion Auxiliary, E494 [18MR], E912 [9MY]
      Woodbridge, VA: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 364 award 
        recipients, E923 [9MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Butte, MT: anniversary of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70, 
        S6027 [12MY]
      Harmston, Clayton: American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of 
        the Year award recipient, S7473 [5JN]
      Pahrump, NV: convey certain land to the Edward H. McDaniel 
        American Legion Post No. 22 for construction of a post 
        building and memorial park (S. 1521), S10644 [31JY]
      Rochester, MN: tribute to Rochester A's American Legion baseball 
        team (S. Res. 233), S11874 [23SE]
      Siebert, Michael: American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the 
        Year award recipient, S7472 [5JN]
  Texts of
      S. 1521, Edward H. McDaniel American Legion Post No. 22 Land 
        Conveyance Act, S10644 [31JY]
      S. Res. 233, tribute to Rochester A's American Legion baseball 
        team, S11861, S11874 [23SE]




AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Librarian Education and Development Act, E1431 [9JY]




AMERICAN LIFE TRUST FUND FOR THE MEDICAL TREATMENT OF THE UNINSURED IN 
    HONOR OF THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF SEPTEMBER 11th 2001, ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 928), S5433 [28AP]




AMERICAN LIFE TRUST FUND FOR THE MEDICAL TREATMENT OF THE UNINSURED IN 
    HONOR OF THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001, ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 1608), H2820 [3AP]




AMERICAN MANUFACTURING JOBS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1922), S15407 [21NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1922), S15415 [21NO]
  Texts of
      S. 1922, provisions, S15416-S15418 [21NO]




AMERICAN MEDIA, INC.

  Remarks in Senate
      GSA: agreement with American Media, Inc., to convey title of 
        anthrax contaminated building to the Federal Government, S2435 
        [13FE]




AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Strengthen restrictions on business affiliate sharing of medical 
        information, S13878 [4NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Finn, Daniel J.: AMA Foundation Leadership Award recipient, 
        S3618 [12MR]
      Wright, R. Brent: AMA Foundation Leadership Award recipient, 
        S3617 [12MR]
  Statements
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, S3460 [11MR]




AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, S11456 [15SE], S11597 [17SE], 
        S12921, S12932 [21OC]
  Remarks in House
      Seattle, WA: tribute to American Medical Women's Association and 
        NIH National Library of Medicine Local Legends project 
        nominees, E2336 [19NO]




AMERICAN MOTHER'S ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Horine, Betty R. Lewis: American Mother's Association Mother of 
        the Year award recipient, E736 [11AP]




AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Smallpox Emergency Personnel Protection Act, H2482 [31MR]
      State grants for smallpox and other bioterrorism inoculation 
        activities, S4744 [3AP]
  Remarks in House
      National Nurses Week: observance, E870 [6MY], E893 [9MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      National Nurses Week: observance, S5942, S5943 [8MY], S5994 
        [9MY]




AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY

  Reports
      Securing the Future for the Dept. of Energy's Office of 
        Science--The Case for Budget Increases, H3094 [10AP]




AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Rural Equity Payment Index Reform Act, S5210 [10AP]




AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Congressional Fellowship Program: anniversary, E1554 [22JY], 
        E1558, E1559, E1561, E1562, E1573, E1574 [23JY], E1580 [24JY], 
        E1614, E1637 [25JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Congressional Fellowship Program: anniversary, S9704, S9706 
        [22JY], S9789 [23JY]




AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Medicaid Psychiatric Hospital Fairness Act, S12981 [21OC]
      Medicare Mental Health Copayment Equity Act, S5179, S5180 [10AP]
  Remarks in House
      Southeast Mental Health Services: American Psychiatric 
        Association Silver Achievement Award recipient, E2369 [21NO]




AMERICAN PUBLIC GAS ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Energy Market Oversight Act, S3097 [4MR]
      Regulatory oversight over energy trading markets, S13977 [5NO]




AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Assist State and local governments implementation of Bush 
        administration's smallpox vaccination plan, S1017 [16JA]
      Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, S11456 [15SE], S11596 [17SE]
      Smallpox Emergency Personnel Protection Act, H2487 [31MR]




AMERICAN PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Create more efficient electric grid, increase investment in 
        utility infrastructure, and enhance consumer protections, 
        S9997 [28JY]
      Energy Market Oversight Act, S3097 [4MR]




AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Federal Employee Commuter Benefits Act, S13144 [23OC]
  Remarks in House
      Colorado: Regional Transportation District recipient of American 
        Public Transportation Association Best Transit Agency award, 
        E2148 [28OC], E2215 [4NO], E2240 [5NO]
      Draggoo, Sandy: American Public Transportation Association 
        Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award recipient, 
        E1673 [3SE]




AMERICAN RAIL EQUITY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1505), S10265 [30JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1505), S10286 [30JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1505, provisions, S10286-S10296 [30JY]




AMERICAN RAILROAD REVITALIZATION, INVESTMENT, AND ENHANCEMENT (ARRIVE 
    21) ACT OF THE 21st CENTURY

  Amendments
      Enact (S. 1961), S15987, S16041 [25NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1961), S15975 [25NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1961), S15986, S16002-S16004 [25NO]
  Texts of
      S. 1961, provisions, S15989-S16002 [25NO]




AMERICAN RED CROSS

  Remarks in House
      de la Cruz, Carlos: American Red Cross Humanitarian Award 
        recipient, H2591 [2AP]
      Inman, Julie: Orange County, CA, American Red Cross Clara Barton 
        Spectrum Award recipient, E631 [1AP]
      March AFB, CA: tribute to organizations for efforts on behalf of 
        members deployed to Iraq, E594 [27MR]




AMERICAN REVOLUTION

  Bills and resolutions
      American Battlefield Protection Act: establish a battlefield 
        acquisition grant program for the acquisition and protection 
        of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of 
        the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (see H.R. 3498), 
        H11359 [17NO]
      Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area: 
        establish (see S. 230), S1736 [29JA] (see H.R. 524), H274 
        [4FE]
      Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of 
        designating the site of the Battle of Camden in South 
        Carolina, as a unit of the National Park System (see H.R. 
        3074), H8175 [10SE]
      ------study suitability and feasibility of establishing Southern 
        Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area in South Carolina 
        (see S. 276), S1870 [4FE] (see H.R. 744), H461 [12FE]
      National Park Service: establish the 225th Anniversary of the 
        American Revolution Commemorative Program (see S. 1108), S6978 
        [22MY] (see H.R. 2237), H4735 [22MY]
      ``Yankee Doodle'': recognize Richard Shuckburgh as primary 
        author and Rensselaer, NY, as official home (see H. Con. Res. 
        11), H138 [8JA]
  Remarks in House
      Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area: 
        establish (H.R. 524), H3425 [29AP]
      Mecklenburg County, NC: anniversary of Mecklenburg Declaration 
        of Independence, E1008 [21MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area: 
        establish (S. 230), S1737 [29JA]
  Texts of
      S. 230, Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage 
        Area Act, S1737-S1739 [29JA]




AMERICAN ROAD & TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Highway infrastructure and mass transit funding, S4128 [20MR]




AMERICAN SAMOA

  Bills and resolutions
      Dept. of Education: conduct a study of the dropout rate of 
        Native Americans and students who reside in American Samoa, 
        Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam (see H.R. 1486), H2471 
        [27MR]
      Dept. of HUD: guarantee community development loans to the 
        insular areas (see H.R. 2422), H5265 [11JN]
      Dept. of the Treasury: establish a commemorative quarter dollar 
        coin program for the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, 
        American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin 
        Islands (see H.R. 2993), H7838 [3SE]
      Elections: protect voting rights of members of the Armed Forces 
        in the election of House of Representatives Delegate (see H.R. 
        2010), H3761 [7MY]
      Medicaid: provide American Samoa with treatment similar to that 
        provided to States (see H.R. 1188), H1744 [11MR]
      ------remove cap on payments and adjust statutory matching rate 
        for certain territories (see H.R. 675), H390 [11FE]
      SSI: authorize extension to American Samoa (see H.R. 3065), 
        H8174 [10SE]
      Taxation: extend possession tax credit for an additional period 
        to American Samoa (see H.R. 1424), H2310 [25MR]
      ------treatment of bonds and other obligations issued by 
        American Samoa (see H.R. 982), H1461 [27FE]
      Territories: increase waiver requirement for certain local 
        matching requirements for grants (see H.R. 1189), H1744 [11MR]
  Remarks in House
      Dept. of Education: conduct a study of the dropout rate of 
        Native Americans and students who reside in American Samoa, 
        Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam (H.R. 1486), E1076 [23MY]
      Dept. of HUD: guarantee community development loans to the 
        insular areas (H.R. 2422), E1211 [11JN]
      Dept. of State: revise geographic definition of U.S. to include 
        U.S. territories for purposes of educational travel from a 
        foreign area posting, H6808 [15JY]
      Dept. of the Interior: Office of Insular Affairs funding, H6962 
        [16JY]
      Medicaid: remove cap on payments and adjust statutory matching 
        rate for certain territories (H.R. 675), E199 [12FE]
      Taxation: treatment of bonds and other obligations issued by 
        American Samoa (H.R. 982), H10311, H10312 [4NO]
      Territories: increase the number of military academy 
        appointments from American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin 
        Islands, H4419 [21MY], H4604 [22MY]
      ------increase waiver requirement for certain local matching 
        requirements for grants (H.R. 1189), H11468, H11469 [18NO], 
        E2362 [20NO], E2456 [25NO]
      ------Resident Instruction and Distance Education Grants Program 
        funding, H6624 [14JY]
  Reports filed
      Increase Waiver Requirement for Certain Local Matching 
        Requirements for Grants Provided to Territories: Committee on 
        Resources (House) (H.R. 1189) (H. Rept. 108-119), H4366 [20MY]
      Tax Treatment of Bonds and Other Obligations Issued by American 
        Samoa: Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 982) (H. Rept. 
        108-102), H9281 [7OC]
      ------Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 982) (H. Rept. 
        108-102), H4203 [15MY]
  Texts of
      H.R. 1189, increase waiver requirement for certain local 
        matching requirements for grants provided to certain 
        territories, H11468 [18NO]
  Tributes
      Sunia, Tauese P.F., S4699 [2AP]




AMERICAN SERVICEMEMBERS' PROTECTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Foreign aid: clarify eligibility of certain countries for U.S. 
        military assistance (see S. 1317), S8439 [24JN] (see H.R. 
        2550), H5662 [19JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Foreign aid: clarify eligibility of certain countries for U.S. 
        military assistance (S. 1317), S8441 [24JN]
  Reports filed
      Clarify Eligibility of Certain Countries for U.S. Military 
        Assistance: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 1317), 
        S14270 [7NO]
  Texts of
      S. 1317, clarify eligibility of certain countries for U.S. 
        military assistance, S8441 [24JN]




AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

  Letters
      Brownfields Redevelopment Assistance Act, S3893 [18MR]
      State water pollution control revolving funds appropriations, 
        S3986 [19MR]




AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACISTS

  Letters
      Medication Errors Reduction Act, S12545 [14OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      McAllister, James C., III: American Society of Health-System 
        Pharmacists Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award recipient, S7131 
        [23MY]




AMERICAN SOMOA

  Texts of
      H.R. 982, tax treatment of bonds and other obligations issued by 
        American Samoa, H10311 [4NO]




AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY RESTORATION ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1146), E1517 [18JY], E1553 [22JY]




AMERICAN SPIRIT FRAUD PROTECTION ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 346), H413-H415 [12FE]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 346) 
        (H. Rept. 108-5), H273 [4FE]
  Texts of
      H.R. 346, provisions, H413 [12FE]




AMERICAN SPORTSCASTERS ASSOCIATION

  Bills and resolutions
      Patriotism: support the National Anthem ``SingAmerica'' project 
        (see H. Con. Res. 262), H7785 [25JY]
  Remarks in House
      Patriotism: support the National Anthem ``SingAmerica'' project 
        (H. Con. Res. 262), H10246, H10247, H10301 [4NO], E2300 [17NO]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 262, support the National Anthem ``SingAmerica'' 
        project, H10246 [4NO]




AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Hansen, Doris: American Trucking Association National Driver of 
        the Year award recipient, S12187 [30SE]




AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

  Addresses
      American University Commencement (1963): John F. Kennedy, 
        S15237-S15239 [20NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Gao Zhan: relief (see H.R. 230), H61 [7JA]
  Remarks in House
      Gao Zhan: relief (H.R. 230), H26 [7JA]




AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT

  Articles and editorials
      America's Doubters in Beirut, H5062 [9JN]




AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR LIFE COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1379), S9118 [9JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1379), S9120 [9JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1379, provisions, S9120 [9JY]




AMERICAN VITILIGO RESEARCH FOUNDATION

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2256 [6NO]




AMERICAN WEST HERITAGE CENTER

  Articles and editorials
      Shoshones Finally Get Massacre Land, E1560 [23JY]
  Remarks in House
      Idaho: development of interpretive center by Northwestern Band 
        of Shoshone Nation on site of 1863 massacre, E1559 [23JY]




AMERICAN YOUTH SOCCER ORGANIZATION

  Remarks in House
      Culver City, CA: tribute to Tidal Waves under 12 division soccer 
        team, E132 [5FE]




AMERICAN/RUSSIAN BUSINESS TODAY (publication)

  Articles and editorials
      ``Guns to Plowshares'' and Nuclear Non-Proliferation--The U.S. 
        Russian Partnership, E2556 [15DE]




AMERICANS FOR A DEMOCRATIC CUBA (organization)

  Addresses
      Human Rights Violations in Cuba: Sylvia G. Iriondo, E2020 [8OC]




AMERICANS FOR GUN SAFETY (organization)

  Remarks in Senate
      Firearms: report on effect of stolen guns, S1462 [23JA]




AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM (organization)

  Letters
      Federal competitive outsourcing, S11796 [23SE]
      Repeal tax increase on Social Security benefits, S4706 [2AP]
  Press releases
      Prohibit New Dept. of the Interior Competitive Outsourcing 
        Studies Funding, S11796 [23SE]
  Remarks in House
      South Carolina Policy Council: Americans for Tax Reform 
        (organization) Dragon Slayer Award recipient, H12753 [8DE]




AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS (organization)

  Addresses
      Role of Arts in Public Policy: Robert Redford, S12440-S12442 
        [3OC], E2084 [17OC]
  Remarks in House
      Columbus, OH: tribute to Greater Columbus Arts Council's 
        Children of the Future Program, E306 [27FE]
      Redford, Robert: Americans for the Arts (organization) Nancy 
        Hanks Lecture on the Arts and Public Policy honoree, E2084 
        [17OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Redford, Robert: Americans for the Arts (organization) Nancy 
        Hanks Lecture on the Arts and Public Policy honoree, S12440 
        [3OC]




AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE (organization)

  Press releases
      Americans United Urges Senate To Reject Ashcroft Nomination for 
        Attorney General, S10241 [30JY]




AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

  Addresses
      Americans With Disabilities Act Signing Ceremony: George Bush, 
        S5406 [28AP]
  Bills and resolutions
      Courts: require that any civil action against a place of public 
        accommodation or commercial facility allow an opportunity for 
        alleged violations to be corrected (see H.R. 728), H460 [12FE]
  Press conferences
      Nomination of Jeffrey S. Sutton to be circuit judge: Justin 
        Dart, Americans With Disabilities Act Watch (organization), 
        S5320 [11AP]
  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E1711, E1715 [5SE]




AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT WATCH (organization)

  Press conferences
      Nomination of Jeffrey S. Sutton to be circuit judge, S5320 
        [11AP]




AMERICA'S BETTER CLASSROOM ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 717), H460 [12FE]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 717), H9286 [8OC], E224 [13FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 856), S5182 [10AP]
  Summaries
      Provisions (H.R. 717), E224 [13FE]




AMERICA'S COMMUNITY BANKERS (organization)

  Letters
      First-Time Homebuyers' Tax Credit Act, S7254 [3JN]




AMERICA'S DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

  Letters
      Normal trade relations status for Yugoslavia, S9324 [14JY]




AMERICA'S WILDERNESS PROTECTION ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1153), E408 [7MR]




AMERICHOICE ALLIANCE, INC.

  Remarks in House
      American Association of Health Plans/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals: HERA 
        Bronze award recipient, E1243 [13JN]




AMERICORPS  see Corporation for National and Community Service




AMERIGO VESPUCCI SOCIETY

  Remarks in House
      Schibell, Salvatore M.: Amerigo Vespucci Society Man of the Year 
        award recipient, E195 [12FE]




AMES, IA

  Remarks in House
      Dept. of Agriculture: National Animal Disease Laboratory 
        funding, H2730 [3AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Dept. of Agriculture: National Animal Disease Laboratory 
        funding, S4760, S4761, S4763 [3AP]
      ------tribute to Agricultural Research Service National Animal 
        Disease Center, S13835 [3NO]




AMES, RUSSELL

  Articles and editorials
      Three Americans Jailed in Bizarre Mexican Land Dispute, S12964 
        [21OC]




AMHERST, MA

  Remarks in House
      Amherst Regional High School: tribute to boys' basketball team, 
        E649 [2AP]




AMHERST, NY

  Remarks in House
      Smallwood Drive School, E1166 [5JN]




AMI SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Securities: initial public offering of common stock on Nasdaq 
        National Market, E1972 [2OC]




AMIS, E. STEPHEN

  Letters
      Mammography Quality Standards Act reauthorization, S15064 [18NO]




AMISTAD AMERICA, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Freedom Schooner Amistad: tribute to Great Lakes Tour, E1262 
        [16JN]




AMMER, WILLIAM

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S16091 [9DE]




AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (organization)

  Remarks in House
      Turkey: human rights violations relative to the Baku-
        Tiblisiceyhan pipeline, H6587 [10JY]
  Statements
      Human Rights Violations Against Homosexuals, Bisexuals, and 
        Transgendered Individuals, E2457 [25NO]




AMORE, FRED

  Articles and editorials
      Wartime Letters a Lifetime Bond--Detention Officer, Vietnam 
        Soldier Have Forged Lasting Relationship, E2106 [21OC]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2105 [21OC]




AMOS, JOANNE

  Remarks in House
      Reflections Photography (business): anniversary, E1936 [1OC]
      Tribute, E1936 [1OC]




AMRANI, YOSSI

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S8715 [26JN]
  Statements
      Alaskan-Israeli Relations, S8715 [26JN]




AMSTUTZ, NED

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E598 [27MR]




AMTRAK

  Bills and resolutions
      Appropriations: authorizing (see H.R. 2572), H5813 [24JN]
      California: prohibit the use of Federal funds for double 
        tracking of the Pacific Surfliner corridor through certain 
        areas (see H.R. 2165), H4367 [20MY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: require study on implementing a 
        program for screening passengers, baggage, and cargo on trains 
        (see S. 1599), S11245 [9SE]
      National Passenger Rail Office: establish (see S. 1505), S10265 
        [30JY]
      Railroads: establish a national rail passenger transportation 
        system and reauthorize and improve service and security on 
        Amtrak (see S. 104), S37 [7JA] (see H.R. 2726), H6867 [15JY]
      ------reform and improve Amtrak and intercity passenger rail 
        service (see S. 1501), S10265 [30JY] (see H.R. 3211), H9032 
        [30SE]
      Surface Transportation Board: direct the continued operation of 
        certain commuter rail passenger operations in emergency 
        situations (see H.R. 2712), H6603 [10JY]
  Letters
      Amtrak funding, S1049 [16JA]
  Remarks in House
      Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 2572), E1938 [1OC]
      ------funding through reductions in Dept. of the Treasury 
        funding, H7883, H7884 [4SE]
      ------prohibit funding for routes that do not recoup a certain 
        percentage of revenue per dollar spent operating the route, 
        H8025-H8027 [9SE]
      Funding, H396 [12FE], H7848, H7852, H7858, H7859, H7860, H7885-
        H7887, H7888 [4SE], E1753 [10SE]
      Government regulations: make funding contingent upon submission 
        of reports required under corporate accountability law, H8052, 
        H8053 [9SE]
      Railroads: reform and improve Amtrak and intercity passenger 
        rail service (H.R. 3211), E1938 [1OC]
      Roads and highways: Federal-aid highway funding through 
        reductions in Amtrak funding, H7880-H7882 [4SE]
      Surface Transportation Board: direct the continued operation of 
        certain commuter rail passenger operations in emergency 
        situations (H.R. 2712), E1448 [11JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Board of Directors: appointments, S10840 [31JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: require study on implementing a 
        program for screening passengers, baggage, and cargo on trains 
        (S. 1599), S11251 [9SE]
      Funding, S1049-S1059 [16JA], S4144 [20MR], S4249 [21MR]
      National Passenger Rail Office: establish (S. 1505), S10286 
        [30JY]
      Railroads: establish a national rail passenger transportation 
        system and reauthorize and improve service and security on 
        Amtrak (S. 104), S80 [7JA]
      ------Midwest Regional Rail Initiative Program funding, S13123 
        [23OC]
      ------reform and improve Amtrak and intercity passenger rail 
        service (S. 1501), S10278 [30JY]
  Reports filed
      Amtrak Appropriations: Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure (House) (H.R. 2572) (H. Rept. 108-274), H8380 
        [17SE]
      Nomination of Floyd Hall to the Amtrak Reform Board: Committee 
        on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate), S15061 
        [18NO]
      Nomination of Louis S. Thompson to the Amtrak Reform Board: 
        Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate), 
        S15061 [18NO]
      Nomination of Robert L. Crandall to the Amtrak Reform Board: 
        Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate), 
        S15061 [18NO]
  Statements
      Continuing Appropriations: Senator McCain, Committee on 
        Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate), S2418-S2420 
        [13FE]
  Tables
      Amtrak's 2001 profit/loss of individual routes, H8025 [9SE]
  Texts of
      S. 1501, Passenger Rail Investment Reform Act, S10278-S10285 
        [30JY]
      S. 1505, American Rail Equity Act, S10286-S10296 [30JY]




AMTRAK REFORM BOARD

  Reports filed
      Nomination of Floyd Hall to the Amtrak Reform Board: Committee 
        on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate), S15061 
        [18NO]
      Nomination of Louis S. Thompson to the Amtrak Reform Board: 
        Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate), 
        S15061 [18NO]
      Nomination of Robert L. Crandall to the Amtrak Reform Board: 
        Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate), 
        S15061 [18NO]




AMVETS NATIONAL CHARTER DAY

  Bills and resolutions
      AMVETS: recognize members for their service to the nation and 
        support the goal of AMVETS National Charter Day (see H. Con. 
        Res. 308), H9812 [21OC]




AMVETS (organization)

  Bills and resolutions
      Veterans: recognize members for their service to the nation and 
        support the goal of AMVETS National Charter Day (see H. Con. 
        Res. 308), H9812 [21OC]
  Letters
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced 
        Services initiative funding, S14501, S14508 [12NO]
      Veterans' Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act, S2055 [6FE]
      Veterans Prescription Drug Benefits Act, E497 [18MR]




ANABALDI, PATRICK

  Essays
      Republican Values, E1346 [25JN]




ANABOLIC STEROID CONTROL ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1780), S13134 [23OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1780), S13139-S13142 [23OC]
  Texts of
      S. 1780, provisions, S13141 [23OC]




ANACOSTIA WATERSHED INITIATIVE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1959), S15975 [25NO] (see H.R. 3622), H12308 
        [21NO]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 3622), E2421 [22NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1959), S15985 [25NO]
  Summaries
      Provisions (S. 1959), S15985 [25NO]




ANAHEIM, CA

  Letters
      Air operations during World Series in Anaheim, CA: Roger A. 
        Baker, Anaheim, CA, Chief of Police, S2539 [14FE]
  Remarks in House
      Anaheim City School District: tribute to literacy promotion, 
        E824 [1MY]
      Anaheim Mighty Ducks (hockey team): tribute, H5099 [10JN]
      Elder, Margaret: Disney American Teacher Award recipient, E1616 
        [25JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (S. 966), S5644 [1MY]




ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS (hockey team)

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H5099 [10JN]




ANALYTICAL SERVICES, INC.

  Remarks in House
      NASA: Woman Owned Business of the Year award recipient, E1868 
        [23SE]




ANANOVA (news service)

  Articles and editorials
      ExxonMobil Damages for Valdez Spill Cut to $4 Billion From 5; To 
        Appeal, S3920 [19MR]




ANAYA, PEDRO

  Remarks in House
      Reebok Human Rights Foundation: award recipient, E693 [7AP]




ANCELL, LEE M., SR.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1176 [9JN]




ANCHORAGE, AK

  Remarks in House
      West Anchorage High School: tribute to participation in We the 
        People . . . The Citizen and the Constitution competition, 
        E846 [1MY]




ANCHORAGE (AK) DAILY NEWS

  Articles and editorials
      After Shaky Start, Alaskan Greets Bush Three Times, S5991 [9MY]
      Developing Alaska Oil Is Good for Global Environment, S6249 
        [14MY]
      Those Aleutian Island Veterans Are Back, S7123 [23MY]




ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS

  Remarks in House
      McGinley, Ned: Ancient Order of Hibernians honoree, E2095 [20OC]




ANDERS, W. CLOYCE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1734 [9SE]




ANDERSON, ALFRED C.

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S16116 [9DE]




ANDERSON, BARRY B.

  Letters
      Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act extension, 
        S1325 [22JA]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1221 [11JN]




ANDERSON, BRYCE

  Prayers
      House of Representatives, H9985 [29OC]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H9985 [29OC]




ANDERSON, CARL A.

  Letters
      Nomination of William H. Pryor, Jr., to be circuit judge, S10236 
        [30JY]




ANDERSON, CHARLES D.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2550 [8DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S15280 [20NO]




ANDERSON, DAVID

  Prayers
      House of Representatives, H4262 [20MY]




ANDERSON, DAVID W.

  Reports filed
      Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of the Interior for Indian 
        Affairs: Committee on Indian Affairs (Senate), S13053 [22OC]




ANDERSON, JAMES A., JR.

  Letters
      Small Business Liability Reform Act, S10676 [31JY]




ANDERSON, JOHN A.

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S10044 [28JY]




ANDERSON, MICHAEL P.

  Addresses
      Tribute to Columbia (space shuttle) Crew: Sean O'Keefe, NASA, 
        E240 [13FE]
  Articles and editorials
      Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson--A Source of Hope for Children, 
        S1861 [4FE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Arlington National Cemetery: establish a memorial to the crew of 
        the Columbia (space shuttle) (see S. 628), S3730 [13MR] (see 
        H.R. 1297), H1902 [13MR]
      Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center: establish (see 
        H.J. Res. 57), H4737 [22MY]
      Columbia (space shuttle): award Congressional Gold Medal 
        posthumously to crew (see H.R. 525), H274 [4FE]
      ------award Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to crew 
        (see H. Res. 49), H274 [4FE]
      ------tribute to crew (see S. Res. 41), S1870 [4FE] (see S. Res. 
        45), S1977 [5FE] (see H. Res. 50), H274 [4FE] (see H. Res. 
        51), H322 [5FE]
      Taxation: provide tax relief and assistance for the families of 
        the Columbia (space shuttle) crew and for future astronauts 
        killed in the line of duty (see S. 298), S1871 [4FE] (see H.R. 
        680), H390 [11FE]
      Tribute (see S. Res. 73), S3087 [4MR]
  Essays
      Kennedy Space Center Visit for Space Shuttle Columbia Launch: 
        Emily Lance, S2913 [27FE]
  Poems
      ``Sparks & Fire,'' Brandon Dillard, E180 [11FE]
  Remarks in House
      Columbia (space shuttle): loss of biological and physical 
        research experiments, H677 [13FE]
      ------tribute to crew, H271 [4FE], H278 [5FE], E179, E182, E185 
        [11FE], E193 [12FE], E219 [13FE]
      ------tribute to crew (H. Res. 51), H279-H307 [5FE], E171, E172, 
        E173, E174, E175 [7FE], E188 [12FE], E255 [13FE], E279 [25FE]
      ------tribute to families of crew, E208 [13FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Arlington National Cemetery: establish a memorial to the crew of 
        the Columbia (space shuttle) (S. 628), S3747 [13MR], S3909 
        [18MR]
      Columbia (space shuttle): moment of silence for crew, S1928 
        [5FE]
      ------tribute to crew, S2183 [11FE]
      ------tribute to crew (S. Res. 41), S1845 [3FE], S1847-S1864 
        [4FE]
      ------tribute to crew (S. Res. 45), S1914-S1928 [5FE]
      Taxation: provide tax relief and assistance for the families of 
        the Columbia (space shuttle) crew and for future astronauts 
        killed in the line of duty (S. 298), S1907 [4FE]
      Tribute (S. Res. 73), S3106 [4MR]
  Reports filed
      Columbia Orbiter Memorial Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs 
        (House) (H.R. 1297) (H. Rept. 108-62), H2937 [8AP]
  Statements
      Tribute to Columbia (space shuttle) Crew: Families of Crew, H288 
        [5FE]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 51, tribute to Columbia (space shuttle) crew, H307 [5FE]
      S. 298, Assistance for Families of Space Shuttle Columbia Heroes 
        Act, S1908 [4FE]
      S. 628, Columbia Orbiter Memorial Act, S3909 [18MR]
      S. Res. 41, tribute to Columbia (space shuttle) crew, S1845 
        [3FE], S1910 [4FE]
      S. Res. 45, tribute to Columbia (space shuttle) crew, S1914, 
        S2014 [5FE]
      S. Res. 73, tribute, S3101, S3106 [4MR]




ANDERSON, SARAH

  Remarks in Senate
      Eureka, SD: tribute to National Discover Card Tribute Award 
        Scholarship recipients, S8431 [24JN]




ANDREW, IA

  Letters
      Troops Phone Home Free Act: Milt Cornelius, Andrew Telephone 
        Co., S4616 [1AP]




ANDREW COUNTY, MO

  Remarks in House
      Goodlet, Devin: Cotillion for Achievement (organization) 
        scholarship recipient, E495 [18MR]
      Guthery, Jason: Cotillion for Achievement (organization) Award 
        of Distinction recipient, E565 [25MR]
      Nigh, Veronica: Cotillion for Achievement (organization) 
        scholarship recipient, E494 [18MR]




ANDREW TELEPHONE CO.

  Letters
      Troops Phone Home Free Act, S4616 [1AP]




ANDREWS, A. MICHAEL, II

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S8861 [27JN]




ANDREWS, ED

  Remarks in House
      Boulder City, NV: tribute to Lend a Hand Program, E2281 [7NO]
      Tribute, E2281 [7NO]




ANDREWS, EDMUND L.

  Articles and editorials
      Sour Mood Pervades the Economic Front, S4781 [3AP]




ANDREWS, EVANDER E.

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S14394 [11NO]




ANDREWS, LEON

  Remarks in House
      Corning, NY: tribute to World War II veterans, E1770 [11SE]




ANDREWS, ROBERT E. (a Representative from New Jersey)

  Amendments
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1950), H6799 
        [15JY]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        H7126 [18JY]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2800), H7227 [21JY]
      Pensions: provide additional protection to participants in 
        individual account plans and promote investment advice (H.R. 
        1000), H4073 [14MY]
  Appointments
      Committee on Homeland Security (House, Select), H407 [12FE]
  Articles and editorials
      Cyprus, Iraq, and the War on Terrorism, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, 
        National Review Online (Internet site), E87 [28JA]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (see H.R. 2519), H6349 [8JY]
      Alaska: provide additional protections for National Forest 
        System lands (see H.R. 979), H3453 [29AP]
      Animal Welfare Act: strengthen enforcement of animal fighting 
        provisions (see H.R. 1532), H2585 [1AP]
      Animals: prohibit the intentional feeding of bears on Federal 
        lands (see H.R. 1472), H7225 [21JY]
      Archeology: provide for protection, data compilation, science-
        based decision making, public education and access, and a 
        unified management policy relative to paleontological 
        resources on Federal lands (see H.R. 2416), H6465 [9JY]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 770), H699 [13FE]
      Armed Forces: establish separate campaign medals to recognize 
        service by members in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation 
        Iraqi Freedom (see H.R. 3104), H8283 [16SE]
      ------exempt certain members from requirement to pay subsistence 
        charges while hospitalized (see H.R. 2998), H8285 [16SE]
      ------grant limited TRICARE program eligibility for members of 
        the Ready Reserve and provide financial support for 
        continuation of health insurance for mobilized members of 
        Reserve components (see H.R. 2176), H7949 [4SE]
      ------increase amount of basic educational assistance for 
        veterans under Montgomery GI Bill and eliminate reduction of 
        basic pay for participation in the program (see H.R. 1212), 
        H3637 [1MY]
      ------issue commemorative postage stamp in remembrance of 
        victims of peacekeeping mission in Beirut, Lebanon (see H. 
        Res. 45), H245 [29JA]
      ------permit access to military commissary stores to Ready 
        Reserve members, underage persons eligible for military 
        retired pay, and their dependents (see H.R. 1059), H6464 [9JY]
      ------provide compensation to members of the reserve components 
        who suffer discrepancies between their military and 
        nonmilitary compensation as a result of being called to active 
        duty for a certain period (see H.R. 1345), H7949 [4SE]
      ------provide that military retired pay, for non-regular 
        service, be paid without regard to age (see H.R. 331), H5267 
        [11JN]
      ------reduce the age for receipt of military retired pay for 
        non-regular service (see H.R. 742), H1396 [26FE]
      ------restore health care coverage to retired members of the 
        uniformed services (see H.R. 58), H5929 [25JN]
      ------revise rules on retirement payments to former spouses (see 
        H.R. 1111), H1678 [6MR]
      Armenia: normal trade relations status (see H.R. 528), H1334 
        [25FE]
      Arms control: support nonproliferation programs (see H.R. 1719), 
        H12311 [21NO]
      Army: close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
        Cooperation and establish a joint congressional task force to 
        assess the education and training needs for Latin American 
        military personnel (see H.R. 1258), H9214 [2OC]
      Assault weapons: reauthorize ban on production of assault 
        weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (see 
        H.R. 2038), H3856 [8MY]
      Aviation: allow the arming of pilots of cargo aircraft (see H.R. 
        1049), H11392 (see H.R. 1049), H11515 [18NO]
      ------improve air cargo security (see H.R. 2455), H5365 [12JN]
      Bankruptcy: amend laws (see H.R. 975), H1461 [27FE]
      Basilone, John: issue commemorative postage stamp (see H. Con. 
        Res. 218), H8950 [25SE]
      Blackwell, Lucien E.: tribute (see H. Res. 169), H2586 [1AP]
      Blair, Tony: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1511), 
        H4131 [14MY]
      Briggs, Harry and Eliza: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Burma: sanction the ruling military junta, strengthen democracy 
        efforts, and support and recognize the National League of 
        Democracy as legitimate representative of the Burmese people 
        (see H.R. 2330), H4977 [4JN]
      Bush, President: address issues of neighborhood crime prevention 
        and community policing and support Federal participation in 
        National Night Out (see H. Res. 322), H7950 [4SE]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: congressional 
        disapproval of rule revising payment policies under the 
        Medicare physician fee schedule (see H.J. Res. 3), H138 [8JA]
      Children and youth: amend State grant eligibility for foster 
        care agencies that have knowledge of missing foster children 
        who are under the responsibility of the State (see H.R. 2582), 
        H8284 [16SE]
      ------enhance operation of the AMBER Alert communications plan 
        to expedite the recovery of abducted children (see H.R. 412), 
        H1516 [4MR]
      ------establish Child Care Provider Development and Retention 
        Grant Program, Child Care Provider Scholarship Program, and 
        child care provider health benefits program (see H.R. 2377), 
        H5044 [5JN]
      ------improve access to books in early learning and other child 
        care programs and establish special postage stamps to fund 
        child literacy programs (see H.R. 126), H323 [5FE]
      ------provide opportunities to improve the lives of all children 
        and enable them to reach their fullest potential (see H.R. 
        936), H1395 [26FE]
      ------reauthorize and improve certain nutritional programs (see 
        H.R. 3416), H10236 [30OC]
      ------tribute to Operation Respect, Inc., and Peter Yarrow for 
        anti-bullying, compassion, and tolerance programs (see H. Res. 
        161), H2311 [25MR]
      China, People's Republic of: persecution of Falun Gong 
        practitioners (see H. Con. Res. 304), H10978 [6NO]
      China, Republic of: endorse and obtain observer status at the 
        World Health Assembly summit in Switzerland (see H.R. 441), 
        H324 [5FE]
      ------membership in the U.N. (see H. Con. Res. 284), H8283 
        [16SE]
      Civil Air Patrol: make volunteer members eligible for public 
        safety officer death benefits (see H.R. 732), H1642 [5MR]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see H.R. 1688), H3051 [9AP]
      Colleges and universities: address the rising cost of tuition by 
        strengthening the compact between the States, Federal 
        Government, and institutions of higher education (see H.R. 
        3519), H11650 [19NO]
      ------disclosure of fire safety standards and measures with 
        respect to campus buildings (see H.R. 2683), H6464 [9JY]
      ------expand and enhance post-baccalaureate opportunities at 
        Hispanic-serving institutions (see H.R. 2238), H4735 [22MY]
      ------improve access through experiential education (see H.R. 
        3408), H10235 [30OC]
      Columbia River: ensure salmon and steelhead preservation, 
        maintain reasonably priced and reliable power, and conduct 
        studies on the impact of dams on salmon and steelhead on the 
        endangered species list (see H.R. 1097), H3637 [1MY]
      Community development: increase the expertise and capacity of 
        community-based organizations involved in economic development 
        activities and key community development programs (see H.R. 
        1480), H2471 [27MR]
      Contracts: require each bidder for a Federal construction 
        contract to identify the subcontractors that the contractor 
        intends to use to prevent the practice known as bid shopping 
        (see H.R. 1348), H3453 [29AP]
      Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination 
        Against Women: ratification (see H. Res. 21), H3638 [1MY]
      Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of 
        Genocide: reaffirm support and commemorate anniversary of 
        Genocide Convention Implementation Act (see H. Res. 193), 
        H3304 [10AP]
      Courts: appointment of additional bankruptcy judges (see H.R. 
        1428), H4529 [21MY]
      ------increase annual salaries of justices and judges (see H.R. 
        2118), H4740 [22MY]
      ------restore the Federal civil rights remedy for victims of 
        gender-motivated violence (see H.R. 394), H217 [28JA]
      Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area: 
        establish (see H.R. 524), H274 [4FE]
      Cuba: condemn human rights violations, encourage release of 
        political prisoners, and support free elections (see H. Res. 
        179), H2940 [8AP]
      Cyprus: express support for a peaceful, just, and lasting 
        settlement relative to Turkish occupation (see H. Res. 165), 
        H2472 [27MR]
      De Laine, Joseph A.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3287), H9380 [10OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: provide for a Biofuels Feedstocks Energy 
        Reserve and authorize loans for the production, distribution, 
        development, and storage of biofuels (see H.R. 130), H4738 
        [22MY]
      Dept. of Defense: prioritize transfer of excess personal 
        property to the Forest Service Federal Excess Personal 
        Property Program in order to be loaned to rural fire 
        departments (see H.R. 1311), H1952 [18MR]
      ------require certain contractors to investigate, assess, and 
        provide fingerprint cards for individuals who work on military 
        installations or facilities (see H.R. 2463), H5365 [12JN]
      Dept. of Education: make grants to educational organizations for 
        Holocaust educational programs (see H.R. 2464), H5365 [12JN]
      ------provide student loan forgiveness to graduates who enter 
        into certain public service (see H.R. 1306), H1952 [18MR]
      Dept. of Energy: authorizing appropriations for the Office of 
        Science (see H.R. 34), H52 [7JA]
      ------cooperate in the international magnetic fusion burning 
        plasma experiment or develop a domestic experiment to 
        accelerate understanding and development of fusion as a long 
        term energy source (see H.R. 1282), H2271 [20MR]
      ------improve funding mechanism for the Civilian Radioactive 
        Waste Management Program (see H.R. 3429), H11360 [17NO]
      Dept. of HHS: establish an Office of Men's Health (see H.R. 
        1734), H5815 [24JN]
      ------modify treatment categories for qualification as a 
        rehabilitation hospital for purposes of reimbursement under 
        the Medicare prospective payment system (see H.R. 2246), H4736 
        [22MY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: establish a technology, equipment, 
        and information transfer program with State and local law 
        enforcement agencies (see H.R. 3644), H12309 [21NO]
      ------provide additional responsibilities for the Chief 
        Information Officer relative to geospatial information (see 
        H.R. 3367), H11393 (see H.R. 3367), H11516 [18NO]
      ------reimburse State, local, and Indian tribal governments for 
        certain costs relating to the mobilization of Reserves who are 
        first responder personnel of such governments or tribes (see 
        H.R. 1803), H3352 [11AP]
      Dept. of Justice: extend authorization for the Bulletproof Vest 
        Partnership Grant Program (see H.R. 1708), H3454 [29AP]
      Dept. of Labor: establish Small Employer Health Benefits Program 
        (see H.R. 2850), H7615 [24JY]
      Dept. of the Interior: implement final rule to phase out 
        snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park, John D. 
        Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and Grand Teton National 
        Park, and snowplane use in Grand Teton National Park (see H.R. 
        1130), H1679 [6MR]
      Dept. of the Treasury: direct the U.S. Executive Director at the 
        Inter-American Development Bank to urge the immediate 
        resumption of lending to Haiti (see H.R. 1108), H6603 [10JY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: enhance rehabilitative services 
        provided to veterans with mental illnesses (see H.R. 3442), 
        H10978 [6NO]
      ------repeal the offset from surviving spouse annuities under 
        the military Survivor Benefit Plan for amounts paid as 
        dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 1726), H3301 
        [10AP]
      ------require congressional notification prior to implementation 
        of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services 
        initiative (see H.R. 2808), H7225 [21JY]
      ------rescind memorandum in which directors of health service 
        networks are directed to ensure that no marketing activities 
        to enroll new veterans occur within their networks (see H.R. 
        813), H1335 [25FE]
      Developing countries: increase assistance for the poorest people 
        in developing countries under microenterprise assistance 
        programs (see H.R. 192), H172 [27JA]
      Disabled: enhance and further research into paralysis and 
        improve rehabilitation and quality of life for persons living 
        with paralysis and other physical disabilities (see H.R. 
        1998), H7170 [18JY]
      Diseases: combat polio (see H. Res. 20), H3976 [9MY]
      ------eliminate tuberculosis (see H.R. 2068), H4978 [4JN]
      ------expand research on inflammatory bowel disease (see H.R. 
        290), H245 [29JA]
      ------improve access to HIV/AIDS-related treatments and services 
        in developing countries (see H.R. 2470), H8382 [17SE]
      ------international tuberculosis control (see H.R. 2069), H4978 
        [4JN]
      ------prohibit interference by certain education grant 
        recipients with a student's treatment of his or her diabetes 
        (see H.R. 3178), H12311 [21NO]
      District of Columbia: provide full voting representation in 
        Congress (see H.R. 1285), H4368 [20MY]
      Drugs: use of marijuana for medicinal purposes (see H.R. 2233), 
        H4735 [22MY]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: repeal sunset 
        on expansion of the adoption credit and adoption assistance 
        programs (see H.R. 1057), H1514 [4MR]
      Education: assist States in establishing a universal 
        prekindergarten program (see H.R. 3007), H7948 [4SE]
      ------establish a student loan forgiveness program for nurses 
        (see H.R. 501), H12921 [8DE]
      ------improve access to printed instructional materials used by 
        blind or other print-disabled persons in elementary and 
        secondary schools (see H.R. 490), H243 [29JA]
      ------limit the applicability of annual updates to the allowance 
        for State and other taxes in the tables used in the Federal 
        Needs Analysis Methodology relative to financial aid 
        eligibility (see H.R. 2485), H5468 [17JN]
      ------oppose any changes to Title IX prohibiting gender 
        discrimination in educational and athletic programs (see H. 
        Res. 137), H1746 [11MR]
      ------provide a grant program for gifted and talented students 
        (see H.R. 1191), H3453 [29AP]
      ------provide educational opportunities for all students in 
        State public school systems (see H.R. 236), H323 [5FE]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 2107), H4130 [14MY]
      Employment: minimum wage and overtime exemptions for certain 
        computer professionals (see H.R. 1996), H3683 [6MY]
      ------minimum wage and overtime exemptions for licensed funeral 
        directors and embalmers (see H.R. 2065), H3973 [9MY]
      ------prohibit discrimination on the basis of affectional or 
        sexual orientation (see H.R. 3285), H9376 [8OC]
      ------protect rights of employees to receive overtime 
        compensation (see H.R. 2665), H6347 [8JY]
      ------provide for labor recruiter accountability (see H.R. 
        3530), H11650 [19NO]
      Endangered species: protect the remaining herd of wild and 
        genetically pure American Buffalo (see H.R. 3446), H12922 
        [8DE]
      Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative: improve 
        (see H.R. 1376), H7839 [3SE]
      ------reform (see H.R. 643), H2586 [1AP]
      ERISA: ensure employees are not improperly disqualified from 
        pension and welfare benefits based on status misclassification 
        or reclassification (see H.R. 1397), H2269 [20MR]
      ------provide emergency protection for retiree health benefits 
        (see H.R. 1322), H4012 [13MY]
      Fair Credit Reporting Act: exempt certain communications from 
        the definition of consumer reports (see H.R. 1543), H3355 
        [11AP]
      ------provide for disclosures of credit-based insurance scoring 
        information by insurers and credit reporting agencies (see 
        H.R. 1473), H3975 [9MY]
      Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: technical corrections (see 
        H.R. 3066), H8174 [10SE]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave to care for a domestic 
        partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or grandparent 
        with a serious health condition (see H.R. 1430), H6348 [8JY]
      FCC: assign radio spectrum frequencies to public safety agencies 
        (see H.R. 1425), H4205 [15MY]
      FDA: provide authority to require certain research into drugs 
        used in pediatric patients (see H.R. 2857), H9478 [15OC]
      Federal employees: amend the definition of a law enforcement 
        officer to include certain positions relative to retirement 
        benefits (see H.R. 2442), H8491 [23SE]
      ------ensure parity between the compensation of members of the 
        Armed Forces and civilian employees (see H. Con. Res. 19), 
        H5089 [9JN]
      ------ensure those activated by National Guard or Reserves 
        receive pay equal to basic pay they would otherwise be 
        receiving (see H.R. 217), H172 [27JA]
      ------increase the Government contribution for Federal employee 
        health insurance (see H.R. 577), H4368 [20MY]
      ------provide benefits to domestic partners (see H.R. 2426), 
        H5265 [11JN]
      Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: coverage of 
        acupuncturist services (see H.R. 1477), H6264 [26JN]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify that fill material 
        cannot be comprised of waste (see H.R. 738), H461 [12FE]
      ------clarify U.S. jurisdiction over water and wetlands (see 
        H.R. 962), H5366 [12JN]
      FEMA: designate New Jersey Task Force 1 as part of the National 
        Urban Search and Rescue System (see H.R. 452), H242 [29JA]
      Financial institutions: exempt attorneys from privacy provisions 
        of the law repealing restrictions on the affiliation of banks, 
        securities firms, and insurance companies (see H.R. 781), 
        H3683 [6MY]
      ------prohibit financial holding companies and national banks 
        from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real estate 
        brokerage or real estate management activities (see H.R. 111), 
        H55 [7JA]
      Firearms: improve the national instant criminal background check 
        system (see H.R. 3237), H9213 [2OC]
      ------regulation of transfers at gun shows (see H.R. 260), H172 
        [27JA]
      Firefighters: provide mortgage assistance (see H.R. 2961), 
        H11652 [19NO]
      Fish and fishing: protect the public's ability to fish for sport 
        (see H.R. 2890), H8222 [15SE]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see H.J. Res. 4), H1517 [4MR]
      Foreign aid: make protection of women and children who are 
        affected by a complex humanitarian emergency a priority (see 
        H.R. 2536), H10340 [4NO]
      ------prohibit application of restrictive eligibility 
        requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations based on 
        provision of certain health services (see H.R. 2952), H7783 
        [25JY]
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (see H.R. 1415), H2864 [7AP]
      Forest Service: protection of certain roadless areas (see H.R. 
        2369), H5044 [5JN]
      Forests: eliminate commercial logging on public lands and 
        facilitate the economic recovery and diversification of 
        communities dependent on the Federal logging program (see H.R. 
        2169), H4529 [21MY]
      France: discourage participation by U.S. citizens, companies, 
        and Armed Forces in the Paris Air Show should France continue 
        opposition to potential use of force against Iraq (see H. Con. 
        Res. 48), H705 [13FE]
      FTC: classify advertising or sale of a mislabeled copy-protected 
        music disc as an unfair method of competition and an unfair 
        and deceptive act or practice (see H.R. 107), H245 [29JA]
      Gary Albero Post Office Building, Emerson, NJ: designate (see 
        H.R. 1569), H6869 [15JY]
      Haiti: express need to reengage Congress and the Administration 
        regarding social conditions and need for poverty reduction 
        (see H. Con. Res. 78), H8083 [9SE]
      Head Start Program: tribute (see H. Res. 238), H4369 [20MY]
      Health: clarify application of antitrust laws to negotiations 
        between groups of health care professionals and health care 
        insurance issuers (see H.R. 1120), H3453 [29AP]
      ------establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical 
        activity, and prevent obesity (see H.R. 716), H4204 [15MY]
      ------expand, intensify, and coordinate activities relative to 
        research on autoimmune diseases in women (see H.R. 370), H8082 
        [9SE]
      Height, Dorothy I.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1821), H3353 [11AP]
      Higher Education Act: amend (see H.R. 3180), H8949 [25SE]
      Highlands Stewardship Area: establish (see H.R. 1964), H3682 
        [6MY]
      Home Investment Partnerships Act: provide downpayment assistance 
        (see H.R. 1276), H4205 [15MY]
      Hospitals: provide emergency contraceptives to women who are 
        survivors of sexual assault (see H.R. 2527), H10457 [5NO]
      Housing: provide affordability and ensure a competitive North 
        American market for softwood lumber (see H. Con. Res. 197), 
        H9479 [15OC]
      Immigration: change requirements for naturalization to 
        citizenship through service in the Armed Forces (see H.R. 
        1275), H1955 [18MR]
      ------provide a mechanism for U.S. citizens, and lawful 
        permanent residents, to sponsor their permanent partners for 
        U.S. residence (see H.R. 832), H702 [13FE]
      ------restore fairness to immigration law (see H.R. 47), H172 
        [27JA]
      Insurance: coverage of certain reconstructive surgery (see H.R. 
        1499), H2587 [1AP]
      ------establish a Federal program to provide reinsurance to 
        improve the availability of homeowners' insurance (see H.R. 
        1552), H11702 [20NO]
      ------prohibit use of genetic information in determining 
        coverage or premiums (see H.R. 1910), H4740 [22MY]
      ------promote health care coverage parity for individuals 
        participating in legal recreational or transportation 
        activities (see H.R. 1749), H7787 [25JY]
      ------reduce the cost of medical malpractice insurance to 
        enhance patient access to medical care (see H.R. 1124), H1679 
        [6MR]
      ------require health plans to cover treatment of a minor child's 
        congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to 
        trauma, infection, tumor, or disease (see H.R. 296), H2311 
        [25MR]
      Intelligence services: establish a select committee to 
        investigate the effectiveness of U.S. intelligence structure 
        to meet global threats (see H. Res. 307), H9688 [17OC]
      International Women's Day: support goals (see H. Con. Res. 57), 
        H1517 [4MR]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 857), H8284 [16SE]
      Iran: urge compliance with International Atomic Energy Agency 
        resolutions on nuclear weapons program and call for 
        international cooperation with such compliance (see H. Con. 
        Res. 332), H12312 [21NO]
      IRS: discourage payment of Federal tax collection services 
        through a commission or as a percentage of taxes collected 
        (see H. Con. Res. 213), H5367 [12JN]
      Israel: recognition of Jerusalem as capital (see H.R. 167), 
        H4255 [19MY]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 
        589), H320 [5FE]
      Klamath River: establish water conservation and habitat 
        restoration programs and provide emergency disaster assistance 
        to those suffering economic harm from the Klamath River basin 
        fish kill (see H.R. 1760), H8382 [17SE]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see H.R. 3619), H12308 [21NO]
      Law enforcement: assess backlog in DNA analysis of rape kit 
        samples and improve investigation and prosecution of sexual 
        assault cases with DNA evidence (see H.R. 1046), H4205 [15MY]
      ------eliminate backlog of DNA samples collected from crime 
        scenes and offenders and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (see H.R. 
        3214), H9615 [16OC]
      Law enforcement officers: adjust percentage differentials 
        payable to Federal law enforcement officers in certain high-
        cost areas (see H.R. 466), H243 [29JA]
      ------exclude availability pay for criminal investigators from 
        the limitation on premium pay and modify levels of special pay 
        for Federal officers in certain areas (see H.R. 1676), H9478 
        [15OC]
      ------exempt from State laws prohibiting the carrying of 
        concealed handguns (see H.R. 218), H138 [8JA]
      Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act: clarify 
        exemption for recreational vessel support employees (see H.R. 
        1329), H1953 [18MR]
      Marshall, John: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 2768), 
        H10340 [4NO]
      Medicaid: permit additional States to enter into long-term care 
        partnerships in order to promote the use of long-term care 
        insurance (see H.R. 1406), H4739 [22MY]
      ------provide families of disabled children with the opportunity 
        to purchase coverage (see H.R. 1811), H6869 [15JY]
      ------provide the disabled and elderly with equal access to 
        community-based attendant services (see H.R. 2032), H5175 
        [10JN]
      Medicare: allow beneficiaries direct access to physical 
        therapists without a physician referral (see H.R. 792), H5814 
        [24JN]
      ------coverage of acupuncturist services (see H.R. 1477), H6264 
        [26JN]
      ------coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for beneficiaries who 
        receive an organ transplant without regard to when the 
        transplant was received (see H.R. 588), H8222 [15SE]
      ------coverage of medical nutrition therapy services for 
        beneficiaries with cardiovascular diseases (see H.R. 1225), 
        H7839 [3SE]
      ------coverage of oral anticancer drugs (see H.R. 1288), H3637 
        [1MY]
      ------establish voluntary outpatient prescription drug coverage 
        program and modernize and reform payments and the regulatory 
        structure (see H.R. 1199), H1744 [11MR]
      ------expand coverage of paramedic intercept services (see H.R. 
        2008), H6869 [15JY]
      ------expand medical residency training programs in geriatric 
        medicine and provide for reimbursement of care coordination 
        and assessment services (see H.R. 102), H2822 [3AP]
      ------limit penalty for late enrollment (see H.R. 1321), H4788 
        [2JN]
      ------protect patients by limiting the number of mandatory 
        overtime hours a nurse may be required to work by certain 
        service providers (see H.R. 745), H461 [12FE]
      ------reduce work hours and increase supervision of resident-
        physicians to ensure the safety of both patients and resident-
        physicians (see H.R. 1228), H9812 [21OC]
      ------reform payment method for covered drugs, drug 
        administration services, and chemotherapy support services 
        (see H.R. 1622), H4205 [15MY]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        1125), H1679 [6MR]
      ------waive late enrollment penalty and provide a special Part B 
        enrollment period for certain military retirees (see H.R. 
        2361), H5043 [5JN]
      Mental health: provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits 
        unless comparable limitations are imposed on medical and 
        surgical benefits (see H.R. 953), H1459 [27FE]
      Middle East: condemn terrorist attacks by Hamas and other 
        terrorist organizations and urge the European Union to 
        classify Hamas as a terrorist organization (see H. Res. 285), 
        H5815 [24JN]
      Minimum wage: level (see H.R. 965), H1460 [27FE]
      Minorities: increase participation in international service (see 
        H.R. 3152), H8490 [23SE]
      Monuments and memorials: establish a memorial to the victims of 
        terrorist attacks on the U.S. (see H.R. 911), H8216 [11SE]
      Motor vehicles: protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, 
        service, and repair their motor vehicles (see H.R. 2735), 
        H6868 [15JY]
      Museum and Library Services Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 13), H323 
        [5FE]
      National Affordable Housing Trust Fund: establish to provide 
        decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families 
        (see H.R. 1102), H1640 [5MR]
      National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Network: establish to 
        prepare, store, and distribute human umbilical cord blood stem 
        cells for the treatment of patients and to support peer-
        reviewed research (see H.R. 2852), H7950 [4SE]
      National Day of Silence: support goals and ideals (see H. Con. 
        Res. 86), H2823 [3AP]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see H.R. 
        1746), H6465 [9JY]
      National Marine Fisheries Service: establish a pelagic longline 
        highly migratory species bycatch and mortality reduction 
        research program (see H.R. 1024), H3571 [30AP]
      National security: establish a task force to assess State and 
        local capabilities in dealing with terrorism and make grants 
        to such jurisdictions to achieve those capabilities (see H.R. 
        3158), H8904 [24SE]
      National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: support 
        goals and ideals (see H.J. Res. 36), H4877 [3JN]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 898), H3637 [1MY]
      Navy: declare a national policy for naval force structure (see 
        H.R. 375), H170 [27JA]
      New Bridge Landing Post Office, River Edge, NJ: designate (see 
        H.R. 2130), H6869 [15JY]
      New Jersey: authorize appropriations for the Coastal Heritage 
        Trail Route (see H.R. 3070), H8174 [10SE]
      ------status of EPA and Corps of Engineers memorandum of 
        agreement relative to Historic Area Remediation Site ocean 
        sediment polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) levels (see H.R. 
        113), H55 [7JA]
      New Jersey Devils (hockey team): tribute (see H. Res. 305), 
        H6264 [26JN]
      NOAA: study fishery observer data to map migratory patterns and 
        delineate winter areas and feeding grounds of Atlantic striped 
        bass in the mid-Atlantic exclusive economic zone (see H.R. 
        2889), H9614 [16OC]
      Office of Technology Assessment: reestablish (see H.R. 125), 
        H1902 [13MR]
      Organ donation: allow leave for individuals who provide living 
        organ donations (see H.R. 1381), H2268 [20MR]
      Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office Building, Paia, HI: designate 
        (see H.R. 2030), H3856 [8MY]
      Pearson, Levi: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3287), 
        H9380 [10OC]
      Pensions: protect employee benefits in defined benefit plans and 
        enforce age discrimination requirements that apply to 
        conversion of pension plans to cash balance plans (see H.R. 
        1677), H2938 [8AP]
      ------provide additional protections for participants and 
        beneficiaries under employee pension benefit plans (see H.R. 
        2101), H4255 [19MY]
      Pesticides: implement integrated pest management systems to 
        minimize use in schools and provide parents and employees with 
        notices of pesticide use (see H.R. 121), H3762 [7MY]
      Petroleum: authorize construction and operation of regional 
        gasoline reserves for use during acute price increases 
        resulting from accidents or other physical disruptions to 
        regional supplies of gasoline (see H.R. 3023), H9377 [8OC]
      Pope John Paul II: tribute (see H. Res. 400), H9688 [17OC]
      Postal Service: reform funding of Civil Service Retirement 
        System benefits for employees (see H.R. 735), H2271 [20MR]
      ------require door delivery of mail sent to persons residing in 
        senior communities (see H.R. 2339), H6465 [9JY]
      Public lands: designate certain national parks, wild and scenic 
        rivers, and wilderness areas in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, 
        Washington, and Wyoming (see H.R. 1105), H1641 [5MR]
      ------provide a means of resolving claims regarding the 
        continued existence of rights-of-way (see H.R. 1639), H8017 
        [5SE]
      Public safety officers: collective bargaining rights for public 
        safety officers employed by States or local governments (see 
        H.R. 814), H701 [13FE]
      ------ensure that officers who suffer a fatal heart attack or 
        stroke while on duty shall be presumed to have died in the 
        line of duty for purposes of survivor benefits (see H.R. 919), 
        H4131 [14MY]
      Public utilities: establish a Federal renewable energy portfolio 
        standard for certain retail electric utilities (see H.R. 
        1294), H5408 [16JN]
      Railroads: enhance competition by improving regulation of rates, 
        service, and access to certain information (see H.R. 2924), 
        H7950 [4SE]
      Roads and highways: amend length and weight limitations for 
        vehicles operating on Federal-aid highways (see H.R. 2180), 
        H4527 [21MY]
      Robert P. Hammer Post Office Building, Clifton, NJ: designate 
        (see H.R. 1625), H3355 [11AP]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition (see H.R. 1900), 
        H8284 [16SE]
      Saudi Arabia: halt support for institutions that fund, train, 
        incite, encourage, or in any other way aid and abet terrorism, 
        and secure full cooperation in the investigation of terrorist 
        incidents (see H.R. 3643), H12309 [21NO]
      SMART Research and Development Compact: congressional consent 
        (see H.R. 2026), H3761 [7MY]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish National Museum of African 
        American History and Culture (see H.R. 2205), H5046 [5JN]
      Social Security: choice of benefit payment method relative to 
        computation rule application to workers attaining age 65 in or 
        after 1982 (see H.R. 97), H3762 [7MY]
      ------computation system for benefits relative to spouses' or 
        surviving spouses' Government pensions (see H.R. 887), H2473 
        [27MR]
      ------provide additional safeguards for certain beneficiaries 
        with representative payees (see H.R. 743), H1396 [26FE]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 594), H3453 [29AP]
      ------restrict application of windfall elimination provisions to 
        individuals whose benefits exceed certain levels (see H.R. 
        2011), H8222 [15SE]
      Sports: prohibit institutions of higher education from unfairly 
        imposing sanctions on student athletes (see H.R. 1363), H2131 
        [19MR]
      Syria: halt support for terrorism, end occupation of Lebanon, 
        stop development of weapons of mass destruction, and cease 
        illegal importation of Iraqi oil (see H.R. 1828), H3407 [12AP]
      Taiwan Relations Act: reaffirm U.S. commitment (see H. Con. Res. 
        117), H2823 [3AP]
      Taxation: allow a refundable credit for the purchase of private 
        health insurance (see H.R. 1236), H9614 [16OC]
      ------allow a refundable credit to military retirees for 
        Medicare coverage (see H.R. 65), H1516 [4MR]
      ------allow a refundable tax credit for health insurance costs 
        for COBRA continuation coverage (see H.R. 2891), H7616 [24JY]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 1231), H1903 [13MR]
      ------allow individuals to defer recognition of reinvested 
        capital gains distributions from regulated investment 
        companies (see H.R. 496), H244 [29JA]
      ------allow use of principal repayments to issue additional 
        mortgages and modify price limitations under the mortgage 
        revenue bond program and change income limit for housing 
        credit program (see H.R. 284), H4738 [22MY]
      ------exclude from gross income a percentage of lifetime annuity 
        payments (see H.R. 2458), H5365 [12JN]
      ------exempt certain limousines from gas guzzler tax (see H.R. 
        2662), H6347 [8JY]
      ------expand availability of the refundable tax credit for 
        health insurance costs of certain displaced steelworkers and 
        extend the steel import licensing and monitoring program (see 
        H.R. 1999), H9130 [1OC]
      ------expand the Hope Scholarship credit for certain expenses 
        and exempt certain Federal education grants when taking 
        expenses into account (see H.R. 442), H706 [13FE]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided 
        health coverage to certain designated beneficiaries of 
        employee's (see H.R. 935), H7839 [3SE]
      ------modify treatment of qualified small issue bonds (see H.R. 
        882), H3453 [29AP]
      ------permit a special amortization deduction for intangible 
        assets acquired from eligible small businesses and encourage 
        growth in industries for which intangible assets are an 
        important source of revenue (see H.R. 1222), H3637 [1MY]
      ------prevent corporations from avoiding the U.S. income tax by 
        reincorporating in a foreign country (see H.R. 737), H3762 
        [7MY]
      ------prevent corporations from exploiting tax treaties to evade 
        U.S. income tax and prevent manipulation of transfer prices by 
        deflection of income to tax havens (see H.R. 2184), H9478 
        [15OC]
      ------provide a credit for expenditures for the maintenance of 
        railroad tracks of certain railroads (see H.R. 876), H4205 
        [15MY]
      ------provide a credit to promote homeownership and community 
        development (see H.R. 839), H1517 [4MR]
      ------provide a shorter recovery period for the depreciation of 
        certain leasehold improvements (see H.R. 1634), H3572 [30AP]
      ------provide incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel (see 
        H.R. 1279), H1901 [13MR]
      ------rebuild America through job creation (see H.R. 2046), 
        H3973 [9MY]
      ------restore standards for determining employee status of 
        technical workers (see H.R. 1488), H2471 [27MR]
      ------treatment of amounts received under qualified group legal 
        services plans (see H.R. 973), H4978 [4JN]
      ------treatment of automatic fire sprinkler systems (see H.R. 
        1824), H5468 [17JN]
      ------treatment of certain compensation received by members of 
        the Armed Forces serving in South Korea (see H.R. 1581), H3454 
        [29AP]
      ------treatment of flexible spending arrangements relative to 
        long-term care insurance (see H.R. 2096), H6707 [14JY]
      ------treatment of higher education expenses (see H.R. 1304), 
        H1952 [18MR]
      Television: preserve localism, promote diversity in programming, 
        encourage competition, and prevent excessive concentration of 
        ownership of broadcast stations (see H.R. 2052), H6349 [8JY]
      ------provide grants to train court reporters and other 
        individuals to become real-time writers to meet requirements 
        for closed captioning of video programming (see H.R. 970), 
        H1461 [27FE]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (see H.R. 3550), H12922 [8DE]
      U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps: anniversary (see H. Res. 313), H6348 
        [8JY]
      U.S. Employee Ownership Bank: establish (see H.R. 2969), H7784 
        [25JY]
      Unemployment: provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment 
        benefits program (see H.R. 17), H52 [7JA]
      Utah: designate certain lands as wilderness (see H.R. 1796), 
        H6604 [10JY]
      Veterans: allow certain veterans with service-connected 
        disabilities to travel on military aircraft (see H.R. 1919), 
        H4740 [22MY]
      ------change effective date for paid-up coverage under the 
        Survivor Benefit Plan (see H.R. 1653), H2863 [7AP]
      ------enhance burial benefits (see H.R. 2217), H12921 [8DE]
      ------establish a comprehensive program for the testing and 
        treatment of the hepatitis C virus (see H.R. 73), H392 [11FE]
      ------health care funding (see H.R. 2318), H4976 [4JN] (see H.R. 
        2475), H5815 [24JN]
      ------increase maximum amount of home loan guarantees available 
        to veterans (see H.R. 1735), H7840 [3SE]
      ------increase the minimum Survivor Benefit Plan basic annuity 
        for certain surviving spouses and provide for an open season 
        under that plan (see H.R. 548), H2822 [3AP]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see H.R. 303), H172 
        [27JA]
      ------recognize military service of certain Philippine nationals 
        during World War II and allow receipt of Dept. of Veterans 
        Affairs benefits (see H.R. 677), H11359 [17NO]
      Vietnam: promote freedom and democracy (see H.R. 1587), H3454 
        [29AP]
      Vietnamese Conflict: tribute to POW and call for full accounting 
        of unaccounted members of the Armed Forces (see H. Res. 62), 
        H463 [12FE]
      Water: establish national ballast water management program to 
        prevent introduction of invasive species and improve 
        prevention and treatment research and technology (see H.R. 
        1080), H5408 [16JN]
      William J. ``Whitey'' Conrad Air Traffic Control Tower, Newark, 
        NJ: designate (see H.R. 1987), H3682 [6MY]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 37), H1811 [12MR]
      World War II: provide that service in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps 
        constituted active military service for veteran classification 
        (see H.R. 476), H243 [29JA]
      ------support Japanese-American, German-American, and Italian-
        American communities in increasing public awareness of events 
        surrounding restriction and internment (see H. Res. 56), H323 
        [5FE]
      Yang Jianli: call for immediate release by People's Republic of 
        China and for President Bush to continue working for his 
        release (see H. Res. 199), H4529 [21MY]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Air pollution: improve indoor air quality in schools and other 
        buildings to reduce asthma (see H.R. 1849), H3451 [29AP]
      Appropriations: constitutional amendment on line-item veto (see 
        H.J. Res. 60), H5408 [16JN]
      Armed Forces: allow a participant in the military Survivor 
        Benefit Plan to designate a new beneficiary upon the death of 
        the original designated beneficiary (see H.R. 3216), H9129 
        [1OC]
      ------authorize the award of a Cold War service medal to members 
        who served honorably during the Cold War era (see H.R. 3201), 
        H9032 [30SE]
      ------waive copayments and deductibles for military personnel 
        who qualify for TRICARE and use other health insurance as 
        their primary form of coverage (see H.R. 3663), H12918 [8DE]
      Aviation: provide a credit toward the non-Federal share of 
        projects carried out under the Airport Improvement Program to 
        airports used to respond to disasters or emergencies (see H.R. 
        1591), H2819 [3AP]
      ------require screening of passengers and property on flights be 
        carried out by Federal employees and allow Transportation 
        Security Administration employees to engage in collective 
        bargaining (see H. Con. Res. 275), H8082 [9SE]
      CERCLA: require public availability of accounting of funds used, 
        or required to be used, in response to release of a hazardous 
        substance, pollutant, or contaminant (see H.R. 1420), H2310 
        [25MR]
      Children's Internet Protection Act: constitutionality of 
        application to public libraries (see H. Con. Res. 88), H1745 
        [11MR]
      China, Republic of: express that people should conduct referenda 
        votes free from intimidation or threat of force (see H. Con. 
        Res. 340), H12310 [21NO]
      ------security (see H. Con. Res. 232), H6263 [26JN]
      Colleges and universities: require institutions of higher 
        education to notify parents concerning missing person reports 
        about their children (see H.R. 1843), H3451 [29AP]
      Computers: assist States and local governments for conduct of 
        electronic governance transactions at libraries and schools 
        (see H.R. 3089), H8283 [16SE]
      Consumers: prohibit operators of automatic teller machines that 
        display paid advertising from imposing any fee (see H.R. 774), 
        H700 [13FE]
      Courts: allow persons who bring a product liability action for 
        injuries sustained from a product not in compliance with CPSC 
        standards to recover triple damages (see H.R. 405), H217 
        [28JA]
      ------confidentiality of parent-child communications in judicial 
        proceedings (see H.R. 538), H318 [5FE]
      ------require receipt of normal average wage or salary for 
        Federal jurors during service (see H.R. 1959), H3682 [6MY]
      Cyprus: support removal of Turkish occupation troops (see H. 
        Res. 320), H7019 [16JY]
      Dept. of Defense: continuation of health insurance coverage for 
        certain Reserves called or ordered to active duty and their 
        dependents (see H.R. 3202), H9032 [30SE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: installation of chemical and 
        biological detection devices in enclosed passenger boarding 
        stations of heavy rail transit systems (see H.R. 2301), H4875 
        [3JN]
      Dept. of HUD: provide for renewal of project-based assisted 
        housing contracts at reimbursement levels that are sufficient 
        to sustain operations (see H.R. 1957), H3681 [6MY]
      Dept. of Justice: ensure that U.S. victims of terrorism overseas 
        receive equal treatment regardless of terrorists' country of 
        origin or residence and these terrorists are pursued with 
        equal vigor (see H.R. 401), H217 [28JA]
      Dept. of the Interior: require departmental agency heads to 
        consider whether agency actions have disparate impact on 
        racial, ethnic, or religious minorities (see H.R. 654), H327 
        [7FE]
      Dept. of Transportation: funding for purchase of recycled 
        materials for certain surface transportation programs (see 
        H.R. 2148), H4254 [19MY]
      ------make grants for construction projects to prevent public 
        access to tracks and other hazards of fixed guideway systems 
        in residential areas (see H.R. 2289), H4786 [2JN]
      ------require use of recycled materials in Federal-aid highway 
        construction projects (see H.R. 2149), H4254 [19MY]
      Drugs: provide penalties for open air drug markets (see H.R. 
        404), H217 [28JA]
      Education: afford students and parents with private civil 
        remedies for the violation of their privacy rights (see H.R. 
        1848), H3451 [29AP]
      ------provide grants to local educational agencies for 
        prekindergarten programs (see H.R. 1845), H3451 [29AP] (see 
        H.R. 2561), H5713 [23JN]
      Employment: allow employees the right to accept or reject 
        arbitration to resolve an employment controversy (see H.R. 
        540), H318 [5FE]
      ------condition minimum wage exemptions for organized camps on 
        compliance with certain safety standards (see H.R. 2145), 
        H4254 [19MY]
      ------protect employee rights (see H.R. 2146), H4254 [19MY]
      ERISA: exempt from preemption, under State tort actions to 
        recover damages, any employee welfare benefit plan providing 
        disability benefits that fails to provide timely benefits (see 
        H.R. 1876), H3569 [30AP]
      Families and domestic relations: denial of passports to 
        noncustodial parents subject to State arrest warrants in cases 
        of nonpayment of child support (see H.R. 1847), H3451 [29AP]
      ------require anticipated child support be held in trust on the 
        sale or refinancing of certain real property of an obligated 
        parent (see H.R. 403), H217 [28JA]
      Federal aid programs: public participation in establishing 
        locations of substance abuse treatment group homes (see H.R. 
        2159), H4367 [20MY]
      Federal employees: availability of health coverage for dependent 
        parents (see H.R. 1877), H3569 [30AP]
      Firearms: provide grants to law enforcement agencies to use iris 
        scanning technology to conduct background checks on 
        individuals who want to purchase guns (see H.R. 1171), H1743 
        [11MR]
      Foreign trade: protect small businesses from increased tariffs 
        or other retaliatory actions taken by the U.S. during a trade 
        dispute (see H.R. 251), H135 [8JA]
      Forest Service: establish the National Forest Ecosystem 
        Protection Program (see H.R. 652), H327 [7FE]
      Fund for Environmental Priorities: establish and fund with a 
        portion of consumer savings resulting from retail electricity 
        choice (see H.R. 653), H327 [7FE]
      Health: combat obesity (see H. Con. Res. 303), H9614 [16OC]
      ------promote and facilitate expansion of group health insurance 
        coverage (see H.R. 2321), H4976 [4JN]
      Higher Education Act: eligibility standards for institutions 
        offering accredited distance education programs (see H.R. 
        2913), H7782 [25JY]
      Hossain, Mohammed Manir: relief (see H.R. 2279), H4738 [22MY]
      Housing: require energy efficiency certifications for mortgage 
        insurance be conducted by accredited home energy rating system 
        providers (see H.R. 3163), H8904 [24SE]
      Immigration: permit admission of spouses of permanent resident 
        aliens (see H.R. 539), H318 [5FE]
      Insurance: coverage of fertility and impotence treatment under 
        group and individual health plans and the Federal employees' 
        health benefits program (see H.R. 1852), H3451 [29AP]
      ------coverage of screening mammography (see H.R. 1314), H1953 
        [18MR] (see H.R. 1851), H3451 [29AP]
      Korean Americans: mint coins in commemoration of the 100th 
        anniversary of Korean immigration to the U.S. (see H.R. 1958), 
        H3682 [6MY]
      Law enforcement: authorize a grant program to eliminate the 
        nationwide backlog of DNA analyses and obtain a DNA sample 
        from every person convicted of a qualifying offense (see H.R. 
        537), H318 [5FE]
      ------authorize State grants to fund arrangements between local 
        police and public accommodations for emergency domestic 
        violence shelters (see H.R. 777), H700 [13FE]
      ------ensure that State and local law enforcement agencies 
        execute warrants for arrest of nonviolent offenders only 
        during daylight hours and when children are not present, 
        unless overriding circumstances exist (see H.R. 2421), H5265 
        [11JN]
      ------require ballistics testing of all firearms manufactured 
        and all firearms in custody of Federal agencies (see H.R. 
        776), H700 [13FE]
      Lawyers and attorneys: provide financial assistance to law 
        school graduates who choose to accept employment in a public 
        interest position (see H.R. 2562), H5713 [23JN]
      Manir, Ferdous Ara: relief (see H.R. 2279), H4738 [22MY]
      Manir, Maish Samiha: relief (see H.R. 2279), H4738 [22MY]
      Medicaid: coverage of disabled children and individuals who 
        became disabled as children without regard to income or assets 
        (see H.R. 2320), H4976 [4JN]
      ------require prorating of beneficiary contributions relative to 
        partial coverage for nursing facility services during a month 
        (see H.R. 2288), H4786 [2JN]
      Medicare: coverage of infertility treatment services for certain 
        disabled individuals (see H.R. 969), H1461 [27FE]
      ------prepare audit reports based upon financial auditing of 
        Medicare+Choice organizations and make such reports available 
        to the public (see H.R. 1853), H3451 [29AP]
      ------provide eligibility for coverage of home health services 
        on the basis of a need for occupational therapy (see H.R. 
        3090), H8283 [16SE]
      ------reimburse Medicare+Choice plans located in the same 
        metropolitan statistical area the same payment rate (see H.R. 
        1854), H3451 [29AP]
      ------require home health agencies to conduct criminal 
        background checks for all applicants for employment as patient 
        care providers (see H.R. 1855), H3451 [29AP]
      ------waive late enrollment penalty for certain beneficiaries 
        living abroad and provide a special Medigap open enrollment 
        period which prohibits underwriting (see H.R. 1880), H3569 
        [30AP]
      ------waive waiting period for coverage of certain disabled 
        individuals (see H.R. 2322), H4976 [4JN]
      Members of Congress: increase length of ban on lobbying 
        activities after leaving office (see H.R. 2160), H4367 [20MY]
      Motor vehicles: require automatic door locks and interior-
        opening trunk locks on passenger cars (see H.R. 400), H217 
        [28JA]
      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: issue standards 
        for the use of motorized skate boards (see H.R. 1879), H3569 
        [30AP]
      New Jersey: divide into two judicial districts (see H.R. 3430), 
        H10339 [4NO]
      Occupational Safety and Health Act: amend to protect State and 
        local government employees (see H.R. 536), H318 [5FE]
      Pensions: require plan administrators that provide access to 
        automobile insurance to submit certain information on such 
        insurance to the FTC (see H.R. 1842), H3451 [29AP]
      Pesticides: making supplemental appropriations to ensure 
        inclusion in State source water assessment programs (see H.R. 
        2804), H7225 [21JY]
      Political campaigns: public financing of House of 
        Representatives elections (see H.R. 1878), H3569 [30AP]
      Railroad Retirement Act: eliminate a limitation on benefits (see 
        H.R. 1384), H2269 [20MR]
      Real estate: authorize a homeowner to recover treble damages 
        from the homeowner's mortgage escrow servicer for failure to 
        make timely payments for homeowners insurance, taxes, or other 
        charges (see H.R. 650), H327 [7FE]
      Refuse disposal: phase out incineration of solid waste (see H.R. 
        2827), H7453 [23JY]
      Safety: create a system of background checks for certain workers 
        who enter people's homes (see H.R. 439), H241 [29JA]
      Schools: establish State revolving funds for school construction 
        (see H.R. 1844), H3451 [29AP]
      ------provide grants for the repair, renovation, alteration, and 
        construction of public elementary and secondary school 
        facilities (see H.R. 1840), H3451 [29AP]
      ------require States awarding State charter school grant program 
        subgrants to give priority schools providing racially 
        integrated educational experience (see H.R. 2147), H4254 
        [19MY]
      Social Security: continuation of benefit payment through the 
        month of the beneficiary's death (see H.R. 3001), H7948 [4SE]
      ------provide benefits to certain uninsured children living 
        without parents (see H.R. 2290), H4786 [2JN]
      ------restore children's insurance benefits for children of a 
        certain age who attend postsecondary schools (see H.R. 3091), 
        H8283 [16SE]
      Taxation: allow credits to radio station owners who donate the 
        license and other assets of such station to a nonprofit 
        corporation that supports the fine arts (see H.R. 668), H390 
        [11FE]
      ------allow legally separated individuals to exclude U.S. 
        savings bond income from gross income if used to pay higher 
        education expenses (see H.R. 651), H327 [7FE]
      ------exclude from gross income discharges of indebtedness 
        attributable to certain forgiven residential mortgage 
        obligations (see H.R. 666), H389 [11FE]
      ------expand incentives for the environmental cleanup of certain 
        brownfield sites (see H.R. 402), H217 [28JA]
      ------increase the deduction for host families of foreign 
        exchange and other students (see H.R. 869), H1331 [25FE]
      ------inflation adjustment of the dollar limitation on the 
        exclusion of gain on the sale of a principal residence (see 
        H.R. 667), H390 [11FE]
      ------make Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credits 
        refundable and allow taxpayers to obtain short-term student 
        loans by using the future refund of such credits as collateral 
        for the loans (see H.R. 2150), H4254 [19MY]
      ------provide for employee benefits for work site employees of 
        certain corporations operating on a cooperative basis (see 
        H.R. 541), H318 [5FE]
      ------treatment of gain from the sale of a business closely held 
        by an individual who has attained age 62 (see H.R. 1419), 
        H2310 [25MR]
      ------treatment of health care subsidy payments made to 
        employers on behalf of volunteer firefighters (see H.R. 3375), 
        H9981 [28OC]
      ------treatment of legal fees awarded or received in connection 
        with nonphysical personal injury cases (see H.R. 3580), H12307 
        [21NO]
      Tobacco products: require cigarette products to be placed under 
        or behind the counter in retail sales (see H.R. 3162), H8904 
        [24SE]
      Transportation: provide incentives to States for development of 
        traffic safety programs to reduce crashes related to driver 
        fatigue and sleep deprivation (see H.R. 968), H1461 [27FE]
      Turkey: claim of sovereignty over islands and islets in the 
        Aegean Sea (see H. Con. Res. 87), H1745 [11MR]
      Veterans: exclude certain income from consideration for 
        determining rent paid for federally assisted housing (see H.R. 
        1418), H2310 [25MR]
      Women: collect data on the availability of credit for women-
        owned business (see H.R. 1846), H3451 [29AP]
  Letters
      Delaware River main channel deepening project funding: Jeffrey 
        L. Nash, Delaware River Port Authority, H7127 [18JY]
  Lists
      Organizations and businesses helping to promote civic education, 
        E2080 [17OC], E2264 [6NO], E2323 
        [19NO]
  Remarks
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report--same-day consideration (H. Res. 465), 
        H12757 [8DE]
      Animal Welfare Act: strengthen enforcement of animal fighting 
        provisions, E2332 [19NO]
      Appropriations: convert portion of supplemental appropriations 
        for reconstruction efforts in Iraq into loan guarantees, H9578 
        [16OC]
      ------making continuing (H.J. Res. 79), consideration--same-day 
        consideration (H. Res. 465), H12757 [8DE]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), H9578 [16OC]
      Armed Forces: support members engaging in military action in 
        Iraq, H2134 [20MR]
      ------support members engaging in military action in Iraq and 
        President Bush for his efforts as Commander in Chief (H. Con. 
        Res. 104), H2239 [20MR]
      Arts and humanities: National Endowment for the Arts and 
        National Endowment for the Humanities funding, H6979 [16JY]
      Bray, Alan: American Institute for Public Service Jefferson 
        Award recipient, E1291 [18JN]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), H2571 [1AP]
      CERCLA: encourage on-site treatment of pollutants at the 
        Gloucester Environmental Management Services landfill, 
        E49 [8JA]
      Children and youth: importance of international children's 
        health programs, E873 [6MY]
      China, Republic of: security, E1541 [21JY]
      Clemson University: tribute to men's golf team (H. Res. 266), 
        H8101, H8102 [10SE]
      Committee for Citizen Awareness: tribute to efforts to promote 
        civic education, E2079 [17OC], E2264 [6NO], 
        E2323 [19NO]
      Corps of Engineers: Delaware River main channel deepening 
        project funding, H7126, H7129 [18JY]
      Cyprus: anniversary of Turkish occupation, E1588 [25JY]
      ------condemn arrests of opposition party members, E610 
        [27MR]
      ------independence anniversary, E1941 [1OC]
      ------membership in European Union, E790 [29AP]
      ------support removal of Turkish occupation troops (H. Res. 
        320), E1588 [25JY]
      ------U.N. peace talks on Turkish occupation, H1782 [12MR]
      Delaware River: dredging project funding, H8839 [24SE]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), 
        consideration (H. Res. 245), H4395 [21MY]
      Dept. of Justice: ensure that U.S. victims of terrorism overseas 
        receive equal treatment regardless of terrorists' country of 
        origin or residence and these terrorists are pursued with 
        equal vigor (H.R. 401), H1491 [4MR]
      Dept. of Labor: prohibit funding to implement regulations that 
        negate Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements, H6570 
        [10JY]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1950), 
        E1541 [21JY]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2691), H6979 [16JY]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2660), H6518, H6566, H6570 [10JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2660), motion to instruct 
        conferees, H10088 [29OC]
      Depts. of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and sundry independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2861), H7703 [25JY]
      Disabled: tribute to Javits-Wagner-O'Day Program services for 
        the blind and disabled, E663 [3AP], E792 
        [29AP]
      Education: increase student loan forgiveness to teachers in 
        mathematics, science, and special education (H.R. 438), H6387 
        [9JY]
      ------status of Title IX prohibiting gender discrimination in 
        educational and athletic programs, H352 [11FE]
      Egg Harbor Township, NJ: New Jersey Air National Guard 177th 
        Fighter Wing recipient of Air Force Outstanding Unit 
        Commendation award, E2136 [28OC]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        H7126, H7129 [18JY]
      EPA: conduct investigation into financial transactions of 
        Gloucester Environmental Management Services landfill in New 
        Jersey, H7703 [25JY]
      Fire prevention: improve capacity to plan and conduct hazardous 
        fuels reduction projects and enhance efforts to protect 
        watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health 
        (H.R. 1904), E2332 [19NO]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2800), H7411, H7412 [23JY]
      Head Start Program: prohibit faith-based organizations providing 
        Head Start services from religious discrimination in hiring, 
        H7548 [24JY]
      ------reauthorize and improve (H.R. 2210), H7548 [24JY]
      Health: expand health care access and choice of coverage through 
        association health plans, H5612, H5615, H5616, H5619, H5624, 
        H5629, H5630 [19JN]
      Higher Education Act: reauthorize provisions relative to teacher 
        preparation (H.R. 2211), H6370 [9JY]
      Homeland Security Act: technical corrections (H.R. 1416), H5730 
        [24JN]
      Illinois: tribute to State Assembly for actions taken on the 
        equal rights amendment to the Constitution, E1162 
        [5JN]
      Macedonia: U.S. recognition, H7411, H7412 [23JY]
      Medicare: reform and provide prescription drug coverage (H.R. 
        1), conference report, H12266 [21NO]
      National security: enhance research, development, procurement, 
        and use of biomedical countermeasures to respond to public 
        health threats (H.R. 2122), H6931, H6932, H6933, H6934 [16JY]
      NIH: biomedical research funding, H6518 [10JY]
      No Child Left Behind Act: funding, H10088 [29OC]
      ------implementation, E2152 [28OC]
      ------suspend certain penalties against schools that are not 
        fully funded, H6566 [10JY]
      Pensions: change 30-year treasury bond rate to a fixed rate for 
        calculation of the maximum cap on benefits under small 
        business defined benefit plans, E2070 [17OC]
      ------change the 30-year treasury bond rate to a composite 
        corporate rate (H.R. 3108), E2070 [17OC]
      ------provide additional protection to participants in 
        individual account plans and promote investment advice (H.R. 
        1000), H4062, H4083, H4088 [14MY]
      ------provide additional protection to participants in 
        individual account plans and promote investment advice (H.R. 
        1000), consideration (H. Res. 230), H4039 [14MY]
      Public welfare programs: reauthorize and improve block grants to 
        States for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program 
        (H.R. 4), H481 [13FE]
      Small business: ensure continuation of existing group health 
        plan coverage, H5636 [19JN]
      ------improve access and choice relative to employee health care 
        (H.R. 660), H5612, H5614, H5615, H5616, H5617, H5618, H5619, 
        H5624, H5629, H5630, H5631, H5636 [19JN]
      Taiwan Relations Act: reaffirm U.S. commitment, E1375 
        [26JN]
      Unemployment: provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment 
        benefits program, H4039 [14MY]
      ------provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment benefits 
        program and improve the unemployment insurance system, H12757 
        [8DE]
      ------provide for a temporary enhanced unemployment benefits 
        program (H.R. 2185), H4614 [22MY]
      University of Portland: tribute to women's soccer team (H. Res. 
        41), H352 [11FE]
      Veterans: benefits funding, H2571 [1AP]
      Votes: position on missed, E636 [1AP], E2380 
        [21NO]
      Water: provide for conservation and development of water and 
        related resources and authorize Dept. of the Army construction 
        and improvement projects for rivers and harbors (H.R. 2557), 
        H8839 [24SE]
      Women: ratify equal rights amendment as part of the Constitution 
        upon ratification by certain State legislatures (H. Res. 38), 
        E1162 [5JN]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Special order: granted, H1512 [4MR], H1808 [12MR]
  Resignations
      Committee on Armed Services (House), H455 [12FE]
  Statements
      No Child Left Behind Act Implementation: by, E2152 
        [28OC]
      ------Gail Cohen, E2152 [28OC]
  Tributes
      Hynes, Margaret Mary, E511 [19MR]
      Ryan, Wanda, E1794 [16SE]
      Still, William, E1223 [11JN]
      Vierling, Albert H., Jr., E2312 [17NO]




ANGEL FIRE, NM

  Inscriptions
      Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel: Victor D. 
        Westphal, III, S10138 [29JY]




ANGELI, RAYMOND

  Remarks in House
      Columbus Day Association of Lackawanna County, PA: Man of the 
        Year Award recipient, E1978 [7OC]




ANGELINI, MARY P.

  Remarks in Senate
      Monmouth, NJ: tribute to Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts, Inc., 
        Women of Distinction honorees, S3367 [7MR]




ANGOLA, REPUBLIC OF

  Amendments
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (H.R. 1584), S5251 [10AP], H3332 [11AP]
  Bills and resolutions
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (see S. 760), S4629 [1AP] (see H.R. 1415), 
        H2310 [25MR] (see H.R. 1584), H2819 [3AP]
      Immigration: eligibility of nationals for temporary protected 
        status (see H.R. 3510), H11391 (see H.R. 3510), H11514 [18NO]
      World Diamond Council: provide transition development assistance 
        to communities where the illicit trade in conflict diamonds 
        for arms have fueled civil war (see H. Con. Res. 239), H6263 
        [26JN]
  Messages
      National Emergency Relative to Angola: President Bush, S3991 
        [19MR], S5855 [7MY], H2100 [19MR], H3708 [7MY]
  Remarks in House
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (H.R. 1584), H2895-H2901 [8AP], H3332-H3334 
        [11AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Foreign trade: implement importation requirement system for 
        conflict diamonds (H.R. 1584), S5112, S5113 [10AP]
      ------implement importation requirement system for conflict 
        diamonds (S. 760), S4643-S4645 [1AP], S5004-S5006 [9AP], S5616 
        [30AP]
  Reports filed
      Clean Diamond Trade Act: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S. 760) 
        (S. Rept. 108-36), S5058 [9AP]
  Texts of
      H.R. 1584, Clean Diamond Trade Act, H2895-H2897 [8AP], H3332 
        [11AP]




ANGUIANO, EDWARD J.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E753 [11AP]




ANIMAL DRUG USER FEE ACT

  Amendments
      Enact (S. 313), S7165 [23MY], S7262 [3JN], S14279 [7NO]
  Factsheets
      Performance Goals and Procedures: FDA Center for Veterinary 
        Medicine, S14791 [12NO]
  Letters
      Provisions: Tommy G. Thompson, Sec. of HHS, S14791 [12NO]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1260), H9054-H9059 [1OC]
      Enact (S. 313), H10293-H10297 [4NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 313), S7165 [23MY], S7266 [3JN], S14279-S14282 [7NO], 
        S14791 [12NO]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 1260) 
        (H. Rept. 108-287), H9032 [30SE]
      ------Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 
        (Senate) (S. 313) (S. Rept. 108-51), S6851 [21MY]
  Texts of
      H.R. 1260, provisions, H9054-H9057 [1OC]
      S. 313, provisions, S7168-S7171 [23MY], S14279-S14282 [7NO], 
        H10293-H10296 [4NO]




ANIMAL WELFARE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Government regulations: improve care and treatment standards for 
        certain dogs (see H.R. 3484), H11133 [7NO]
      Law enforcement: strengthen animal fighting provisions (see S. 
        736), S4512 [27MR] (see H.R. 1532), H2585 [1AP]
  Letters
      Strengthen enforcement of Animal Welfare Act animal fighting 
        provisions: several Representatives, H6637 [14JY]
      ------Wayne Pacelle and Mimi Brody, Humane Society of the U.S., 
        H6638 [14JY]
  Remarks in House
      Law enforcement: strengthen animal fighting provisions, E2332 
        [19NO]
      ------strengthen animal fighting provisions funding, H6635-H6638 
        [14JY]
      ------strengthen animal fighting provisions (H.R. 1532), H2475 
        [31MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Law enforcement: strengthen animal fighting provisions funding, 
        S14013 [5NO]
      ------strengthen animal fighting provisions (S. 736), S4527 
        [27MR]




ANIMALS  related term(s) National Wildlife Refuges
  Amendments
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: establish a program of 
        fees relative to animal drugs (S. 313), S7165 [23MY], S7262 
        [3JN], S14279 [7NO]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of 
        carnivorous wild cats for use as pets (S. 269), S13740 [31OC]
      ------prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of certain wild 
        animals for use as pets (H.R. 1006), S15849, S15873 [24NO], 
        H12866 [8DE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Agriculture: compensate livestock operators who voluntarily 
        relinquish a grazing permit or lease on Federal lands (see 
        H.R. 3324), H9613 [16OC]
      ------ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock 
        (see S. 1298), S8232 [19JN] (see H.R. 2519), H5661 [19JN]
      ------establish a Federal interagency task force to promote 
        benefits, safety, and potential uses of biotechnology (see 
        H.R. 2447), H5365 [12JN]
      ------increase competition and transparency among packers 
        required to report information on the price and quantity of 
        livestock purchased (see S. 325), S2051 [6FE]
      ------provide emergency agriculture assistance (see H.R. 257), 
        H135 [8JA]
      ------provide greater fairness in livestock and poultry contract 
        arbitration process (see S. 91), S37 [7JA]
      ------provide protections for farmers and ranchers that may be 
        harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, 
        or animals and ensure fairness in dealings with certain 
        biotech companies (see H.R. 2918), H7782 [25JY]
      Animal Welfare Act: improve care and treatment standards for 
        certain dogs (see H.R. 3484), H11133 [7NO]
      ------strengthen enforcement of animal fighting provisions (see 
        S. 736), S4512 [27MR] (see H.R. 1532), H2585 [1AP]
      Arizona: compensate livestock operators who voluntarily 
        relinquish a grazing permit or lease on Federal lands (see 
        H.R. 3337), H9687 [17OC]
      Armed Forces: tribute to military working dog teams (see H. Res. 
        44), H245 [29JA]
      Bears: prohibit the intentional feeding of bears on Federal 
        lands (see H.R. 1472), H2470 [27MR]
      Canada: urge end to commercial hunt for seals (see S. Res. 269), 
        S15287 [20NO]
      Cape Lookout National Seashore: adjust number of free roaming 
        horses permitted (see H.R. 2055), H3973 [9MY]
      Chesapeake Bay: establish programs to enhance protection (see S. 
        831), S5059 [9AP]
      Coast Guard: prohibit a vessel with a ballast water tank from 
        entering the Great Lakes if a certain capacity of the tank 
        contains ballast water (see H.R. 3122), H8381 [17SE]
      Courts: assign liability for injury caused by genetically 
        engineered organisms (see H.R. 2919), H7782 [25JY]
      Dept. of Agriculture: allow quick aid to producers in federally 
        declared disaster areas, provide emergency disaster assistance 
        to certain producers for qualifying crop losses, and continue 
        livestock assistance program (see H.R. 3402), H10129 [29OC]
      ------conduct a loan repayment program regarding the provision 
        of veterinary services in shortage situations (see H.R. 1367), 
        H2131 [19MR]
      ------conduct a loan repayment program to encourage provision of 
        veterinary services in shortage and emergency situations (see 
        S. 1858), S14804 [12NO]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production (see S. 457), S2839 [26FE] (see H.R. 955), H1460 
        [27FE]
      ------provide administrative authority to investigate live 
        poultry dealers (see H.R. 582), H319 [5FE]
      Dept. of the Interior: authorize use of decommissioned offshore 
        oil and gas platforms for culture of marine organisms, an 
        artificial reef, or scientific research (see H.R. 2654), H6263 
        [26JN]
      ------eradication and control of nutria in Maryland and 
        Louisiana (see H.R. 273), H136 [8JA]
      ------make grants to State and tribal governments to assist 
        efforts to manage and control the spread of chronic wasting 
        disease in deer and elk herds (see S. 1366), S8726 [26JN] (see 
        H.R. 2636), H6262 [26JN]
      Diseases: coordinate and strengthen research and monitoring, and 
        promote public outreach, education, and awareness of chronic 
        wasting disease (see H.R. 2430), H5266 [11JN]
      Ecology and environment: regulate concentrated animal feeding 
        operations for the protection of the environment and public 
        health (see S. 1407), S9414 [15JY]
      Endangered species: assist in conservation of marine turtles and 
        nesting habitats in foreign countries (see S. 1210), S7540 
        [9JN] (see H.R. 3378), H9981 [28OC]
      ------enable certain Federal agencies to rescue and relocate 
        those species which are threatened by certain reconstruction, 
        maintenance, or repair of manmade flood control levees (see 
        H.R. 1194), H1744 [11MR]
      ------manage critical habitats of threatened species and apply 
        resource laws on military installations in a manner compatible 
        with demands of military readiness (see H.R. 1235), H1810 
        [12MR]
      ------protect the remaining herd of wild and genetically pure 
        American Buffalo (see H.R. 3446), H10457 [5NO]
      Endangered Species Act: anniversary (see H. Res. 480), H12920 
        [8DE]
      ------establish special requirements for determining whether the 
        Preble's meadow jumping mouse is an endangered species or 
        threatened species (see H.R. 1253), H1811 [12MR]
      ------improve listing, recovery planning, and delisting 
        processes (see S. 369), S2340 [12FE]
      ------reform process for designating critical habitat (see H.R. 
        2933), H7782 [25JY]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: amend relative to new 
        animal drugs (see S. 741), S4512 [27MR] (see H.R. 2079), H4011 
        [13MY]
      ------establish a program of fees relative to animal drugs (see 
        S. 313), S1977 [5FE] (see H.R. 1260), H1900 [13MR]
      ------preserve effectiveness of medically important antibiotics 
        used in treatment of human and animal diseases (see S. 1460), 
        S9959 [25JY] (see H.R. 2932), H7782 [25JY]
      Food: amend inspection laws to notify consumers of products 
        produced from crops, livestock, or poultry raised on sewage 
        sludge-treated land (see H.R. 186), H58 [7JA]
      ------ensure safety of genetically engineered foods (see H.R. 
        2917), H7782 [25JY]
      ------ensure that efforts to address world hunger through the 
        use of genetically engineered animals and crops actually help 
        developing countries and peoples while protecting human health 
        and the environment (see H.R. 2920), H7782 [25JY]
      ------permit States to use administrative funds to pay costs 
        relating to the processing, transporting, and distributing of 
        donated wild game to eligible food distribution agencies (see 
        H.R. 59), H54 [7JA]
      ------require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, 
        a genetically engineered material (see H.R. 2916), H7782 
        [25JY]
      Forest Service: establish the National Forest Ecosystem 
        Protection Program (see H.R. 652), H327 [7FE]
      ------provide suitable grazing arrangements to persons holding 
        grazing permits adversely affected by willow flycatcher and 
        Yosemite toad restrictions (see S. 1111), S6978 [22MY] (see 
        H.R. 2395), H5088 [9JN]
      Funny Cide (racehorse): congratulate Sackatoga Stables for 
        victories at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (see S. 
        Res. 181), S8439 [24JN]
      Great Lakes: prohibit vessels from discharging ballast water 
        that contains nonindigenous aquatic species and treat such 
        water, and its sediments, using the most effective and 
        efficient methods available (see H.R. 989), H1462 [27FE]
      Hazardous substances: require engine coolant and antifreeze to 
        contain a bittering agent so as to render it unpalatable (see 
        H.R. 1563), H2702 [2AP]
      Hunting and trapping: prohibit steel jaw leghold traps (see H.R. 
        1800), H3352 [11AP]
      ------recognize hunting heritage and provide opportunities for 
        continued hunting on public lands (see S. 1204), S7476 [5JN]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 857), H704 [13FE]
      Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge: expand (see H.R. 2619), 
        H6261 [26JN]
      Marine Mammal Protection Act: modify goals relative to 
        incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals in 
        commercial fishing operations (see H.R. 2142), H4204 [15MY]
      ------reauthorize (see H.R. 2693), H6602 [10JY]
      ------reauthorize and improve (see H.R. 3316), H9613 [16OC]
      Marine mammals: establish a research program to provide for the 
        recovery of the southern sea otter (see H.R. 3545), H11700 
        [20NO]
      ------reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal scientific 
        whaling and provide protection for, and conservation of, the 
        world's whale populations to prevent trade in whale meat (see 
        S. Con. Res. 55), S7832 [12JN] (see H. Con. Res. 216), H5366 
        [12JN]
      National Chronic Wasting Disease Task Force: establish (see H.R. 
        2431), H5266 [11JN]
      National Invasive Species Council: establish (see S. 536), S3163 
        [5MR]
      Oceans: protect deep sea corals and sponges (see S. 1953), 
        S15975 [25NO]
      Packers and Stockyards Act: limit the number of packer-owned 
        swine that certain packers may slaughter in any calendar year 
        (see S. 1644), S11832 [23SE]
      ------prohibit packers from owning, feeding, or controlling 
        livestock intended for slaughter (see S. 27), S35 [7JA] (see 
        H.R. 719), H460 [12FE]
      ------prohibit use of certain anti-competitive forward contracts 
        (see S. 1044), S6070 [13MY]
      Public lands: preserve the use and access of pack and saddle 
        stock animals to public lands where there is a historical 
        tradition of such use (see H.R. 2966), H7784 [25JY]
      Research: encourage research on the causes of chronic wasting 
        disease and methods to control its spread, monitor the 
        incidence of the disease, and support State efforts to control 
        the disease (see S. 1036), S5995 [9MY] (see H.R. 2057), H3973 
        [9MY]
      Shoemaker, Willie: tribute (see H. Res. 439), H11146 [10NO]
      Siegfried and Roy: tribute to achievements, recognize impact of 
        their efforts on the conservation of endangered species, and 
        wish Roy Horn a full and speedy recovery (see H. Res. 431), 
        H10340 [4NO]
      Snakes: control and eradicate the brown tree snake in Guam and 
        prevent introduction of the brown tree snake to other areas of 
        the U.S. (see H.R. 3479), H11133 [7NO]
      Taxation: expand rules for involuntary conversions of livestock 
        sold due to weather-related conditions (see S. 252), S1812 
        [30JA] (see H.R. 478), H243 [29JA]
      ------extend replacement period for livestock sold due to 
        drought, flood, or other weather-related conditions (see H.R. 
        377), H171 [27JA]
      ------modify renewable energy credit to include agricultural and 
        animal waste sources as a renewable energy resource (see S. 
        357), S2187 [11FE] (see S. 494), S2920 [27FE]
      ------provide involuntary conversion tax relief for producers 
        forced to sell livestock due to weather-related conditions or 
        Federal land management agency policy or action (see H.R. 
        483), H243 [29JA]
      ------reduce holding period relative to determination whether 
        horses are certain business assets (see S. 1759), S12888 
        [20OC]
      ------treatment of sale of certain animals associated with 
        educational programs (see H.R. 1754), H3303 [10AP]
      Terrorism: enhance agricultural biosecurity through increased 
        prevention, preparation, and response planning (see S. 430), 
        S2594 [24FE]
      Washington County, UT: acquisition of property for 
        implementation of a desert tortoise habitat (see S. 1209), 
        S7540 [9JN]
      Water: establish marine and freshwater research, development, 
        and demonstration programs to control and eradicate invasive 
        species, educate the public, and restore ecosystems (see H.R. 
        1081), H1639 [5MR]
      ------establish national ballast water management program to 
        prevent introduction of invasive species and improve 
        prevention and treatment research and technology (see S. 525), 
        S3162 [5MR] (see H.R. 1080), H1639 [5MR]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of 
        carnivorous wild cats for use as pets (see S. 269), S1813 
        [30JA]
      ------prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of certain wild 
        animals for use as pets (see H.R. 1006), H1463 [27FE]
      ------protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife, and 
        their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to 
        control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species 
        (see H.R. 2310), H4876 [3JN]
  Factsheets
      Animal Drug User Fee Act Performance Goals and Procedures: FDA 
        Center for Veterinary Medicine, S14791 [12NO]
      General Statistics for Endangered Species: U.S. Fish and 
        Wildlife Service, S3767 [17MR]
      Threatened and Endangered Species System (TESS)--Listings by 
        State and Territory: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, S3767 
        [17MR]
  Letters
      Animal Drug User Fee Act: Tommy G. Thompson, Sec. of HHS, S14791 
        [12NO]
      Chesapeake Bay legislation: Robert M. Ferris, Chesapeake Bay 
        Foundation, S5068 [9AP]
      ------Robert S. Bloxom, Chesapeake Bay Commission, S5068 [9AP]
      Critical habitats of protected species designation relative to 
        military readiness and conservation of protected species: 
        Richard B. Myers, Joint Chiefs of Staff, S6813 [21MY]
      Don't Feed the Bears Act: Chris W. Cox, NRA, E1437 [9JY]
      Strengthen enforcement of Animal Welfare Act animal fighting 
        provisions: several Representatives, H6637 [14JY]
      ------Wayne Pacelle and Mimi Brody, Humane Society of the U.S., 
        H6638 [14JY]
  Papers
      Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Defenders of 
        Wildlife (organization), S3864 [18MR]
  Proclamations
      Freedom Service Dogs, Inc., Anniversary: Representative 
        Beauprez, E1786 [15SE]
  Remarks in House
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (H.R. 2519), H8956 [30SE]
      ------provide emergency agriculture assistance, H40-H43 [7JA]
      ------provide emergency agriculture assistance (H.R. 257), H64 
        [8JA]
      Animal Welfare Act: strengthen enforcement of animal fighting 
        provisions, E2332 [19NO]
      ------strengthen enforcement of animal fighting provisions 
        funding, H6635-H6638 [14JY]
      ------strengthen enforcement of animal fighting provisions (H.R. 
        1532), H2475 [31MR]
      Anzik, Nora: Therapeutic Riding and Education Center of Pueblo, 
        CO, Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, E1153 [5JN]
      Bears: prohibit the intentional feeding of bears on Federal 
        lands, H7049-H7051 [17JY], E1531 [18JY]
      ------prohibit the intentional feeding of bears on Federal lands 
        (H.R. 1472), E1437 [9JY]
      Dept. of Agriculture: condemn payment of compensation to 
        individuals possessing birds, for the purpose of fighting, 
        relative to outbreak of Exotic Newcastle Disease, H2475 [31MR]
      ------conduct a loan repayment program regarding the provision 
        of veterinary services in shortage situations (H.R. 1367), 
        H11164-H11166 [17NO]
      ------National Animal Disease Laboratory funding, H2730 [3AP]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production, H671 [13FE]
      ------prohibit approval of any nonambulatory livestock for human 
        consumption, H6651-H6655 [14JY]
      ------tribute to Natural Resources Conservation Service La 
        Junta, CO, office, E1327 [23JN]
      Dept. of the Interior: eradication and control of nutria in 
        Maryland and Louisiana (H.R. 273), H2872-H2874 [8AP]
      ------nutria control and eradication project funding, H6961 
        [16JY]
      ------prohibit funding to kill or assist others in killing bison 
        in Yellowstone National Park, H7051-H7054 [17JY]
      Endangered species: modify requirements applicable to limitation 
        on designation of critical habitat for protected species 
        relative to military readiness and conservation of protected 
        species, H11002 [7NO]
      Evans, Kate: Illinois Beef Association Junior Points Program top 
        heifer exhibitioner, E1151 [5JN]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: amend relative to new 
        animal drugs (H.R. 2079), E940 [13MY]
      ------establish a program of fees relative to animal drugs (H.R. 
        1260), H9054-H9059 [1OC], E462 [13MR]
      ------establish a program of fees relative to animal drugs (S. 
        313), H10293-H10297 [4NO]
      Florence, CO: tribute to Walk On Therapeutic Riding Center, E815 
        [30AP]
      Funny Cide (racehorse): Kentucky Derby winner, H4021 [14MY], 
        E898 [9MY]
      Great Lakes: aquatic invasive species dispersal barrier funding, 
        H8837 [24SE]
      Immigration: impact of illegal immigration on ranchers, H4195 
        [15MY], H4868 [3JN]
      Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge: expand (H.R. 2619), 
        E1365 [26JN]
      Long Island, NY: tribute to Fiesta Day, E1627 [25JY]
      Marine Mammal Protection Act: reauthorize and improve (H.R. 
        3316), E2062 [16OC]
      Research: chronic wasting disease research funding, H6622 [14JY]
      Siegfried and Roy: tribute to achievements, recognize impact of 
        their efforts on the conservation of endangered species, and 
        wish Roy Horn a full and speedy recovery (H. Res. 431), 
        H10346, H10347 [5NO]
      Snakes: control and eradicate the brown tree snake in Guam and 
        prevent introduction of the brown tree snake to other areas of 
        the U.S. (H.R. 3479), E2283, E2284 [7NO]
      Taxation: expand rules for involuntary conversions of livestock 
        sold due to weather-related conditions, H1975, H1976 [19MR], 
        E514 [19MR]
      ------treatment of sale of certain animals associated with 
        educational programs (H.R. 1754), E738 [11AP]
      Teddy (bull mastiff): Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show Best of 
        Breed winner, E688 [7AP]
      Valentine, June: Southern Colorado Livestock Association 
        Stockman of the Year award recipient, E2403 [22NO]
      Water: establish marine and freshwater research, development, 
        and demonstration programs to control and eradicate invasive 
        species, educate the public, and restore ecosystems (H.R. 
        1081), E380 [6MR]
      ------establish national ballast water management program to 
        prevent introduction of invasive species and improve 
        prevention and treatment research and technology (H.R. 1080), 
        E409 [7MR]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of certain 
        wild animals for use as pets (H.R. 1006), H11444-H11446 
        [18NO], H12866 [8DE]
      ------protect, conserve, and restore native fish, wildlife, and 
        their natural habitats on Federal lands through grants to 
        control, mitigate, and eradicate harmful nonnative species 
        (H.R. 2310), E1110 [3JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Agreement Between the U.S. and Russia on the Conservation and 
        Management of the Alaska-Chukotka Polar Bear Population: 
        ratification, S10869 [31JY]
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (S. 1298), S8242 [19JN]
      ------humane slaughter inspectors for livestock funding, S13956 
        [5NO]
      ------increase competition and transparency among packers 
        required to report information on the price and quantity of 
        livestock purchased (S. 325), S2052 [6FE]
      ------provide emergency agriculture assistance, S1127 [17JA], 
        S1220 [21JA], S1327-S1340 [22JA], S2420, S2434 [13FE]
      ------provide greater fairness in livestock and poultry contract 
        arbitration process (S. 91), S75 [7JA]
      Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Maine Cooperative 
        Beaver Management Program funding, S14012 [5NO]
      Animal Welfare Act: strengthen enforcement of animal fighting 
        provisions funding, S14013 [5NO]
      ------strengthen enforcement of animal fighting provisions (S. 
        736), S4527 [27MR]
      Canada: sealing industry subsidies, S9700 [22JY]
      ------urge end to commercial hunt for seals (S. Res. 269), 
        S15300 [20NO]
      Chesapeake Bay: establish programs to enhance protection (S. 
        831), S5062-S5064 [9AP]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Asian beetles eradication program funding, 
        S5006 [9AP]
      ------Chino Basin Manure Management Project funding, S14148, 
        S14149 [6NO]
      ------conduct a loan repayment program regarding the provision 
        of veterinary services in shortage situations (H.R. 1367), 
        S15865 [24NO]
      ------conduct a loan repayment program to encourage provision of 
        veterinary services in shortage and emergency situations (S. 
        1858), S14810 [12NO]
      ------decision to ban beef imports from Canada due to bovine 
        spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), S6846 [21MY]
      ------Mormon crickets control programs funding, S9224 [10JY]
      ------National Animal Disease Laboratory funding, S4760, S4761, 
        S4763 [3AP]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production, S2436 [13FE], S4806 [3AP]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production (S. 457), S2849 [26FE]
      ------prohibit importation of live cattle from certain countries 
        with instances of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow 
        disease) and abide by international livestock health and 
        safety standards, S14106 [6NO]
      ------risk of importation of live cattle from Canada, S14008 
        [5NO]
      ------tribute to Agricultural Research Service National Animal 
        Disease Center, S13835 [3NO]
      Dept. of the Interior: eradication and control of nutria in 
        Maryland and Louisiana (H.R. 273), S5096, S5097 [9AP]
      ------make grants to State and tribal governments to assist 
        efforts to manage and control the spread of chronic wasting 
        disease in deer and elk herds (S. 1366), S8761 [26JN]
      Diseases: address newly emergent threats spread due to 
        globalization and threat of bioterrorism, S7652 [11JN]
      Endangered species: assist in conservation of marine turtles and 
        nesting habitats in foreign countries (S. 1210), S7547 [9JN], 
        S13741 [31OC]
      ------modify requirements applicable to limitation on 
        designation of critical habitat for protected species relative 
        to military readiness and conservation of protected species, 
        S6810-S6815 [21MY], S6925, S6928 [22MY], S14792 [12NO]
      Endangered Species Act: improve listing, recovery planning, and 
        delisting processes (S. 369), S2355 [12FE], S3766 [17MR]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: amend relative to new 
        animal drugs (S. 741), S4530 [27MR]
      ------establish a program of fees relative to animal drugs (S. 
        313), S7165 [23MY], S7266 [3JN], S14279-S14282 [7NO], S14791 
        [12NO]
      ------preserve effectiveness of medically important antibiotics 
        used in treatment of human and animal diseases (S. 1460), 
        S9968 [25JY]
      Food: prohibit funding for process approving the human 
        consumption of meat from downed animals, S13997 [5NO], S14150 
        [6NO]
      Forest Service: provide suitable grazing arrangements to persons 
        holding grazing permits adversely affected by willow 
        flycatcher and Yosemite toad restrictions (S. 1111), S6994 
        [22MY]
      Fort Knox, KY: tribute to Fort Knox Game Warden Program 
        volunteers, S7924 [16JN]
      Hunting and trapping: recognize hunting heritage and provide 
        opportunities for continued hunting on public lands (S. 1204), 
        S7495 [5JN]
      Marine mammals: reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal 
        scientific whaling and provide protection for, and 
        conservation of, the world's whale populations to prevent 
        trade in whale meat (S. Con. Res. 55), S7846 [12JN]
      National Invasive Species Council: establish (S. 536), S3189, 
        S3190 [5MR]
      National Zoological Park: funding, S11819, S11820 [23SE]
      Owyhee Cattlemen's Association: anniversary, S9956 [25JY]
      Packers and Stockyards Act: limit the number of packer-owned 
        swine that certain packers may slaughter in any calendar year 
        (S. 1644), S11834 [23SE]
      ------prohibit packers from owning, feeding, or controlling 
        livestock intended for slaughter (S. 27), S42 [7JA]
      ------prohibit use of certain anti-competitive forward contracts 
        (S. 1044), S6078-S6081 [13MY]
      Research: chronic wasting disease research funding, S14014 [5NO]
      ------encourage research on the causes of chronic wasting 
        disease and methods to control its spread, monitor the 
        incidence of the disease, and support State efforts to control 
        the disease (S. 1036), S5997-S6000 [9MY]
      Ryan, Matthew J.: honorary renaming of University of 
        Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital, S11980 [25SE]
      Taxation: modify renewable energy credit to include agricultural 
        and animal waste sources as a renewable energy resource (S. 
        357), S2213-S2216 [11FE]
      ------modify renewable energy credit to include agricultural and 
        animal waste sources as a renewable energy resource (S. 494), 
        S2978 [27FE]
      Terrorism: enhance agricultural biosecurity through increased 
        prevention, preparation, and response planning (S. 430), S2596 
        [24FE], S5332 [11AP], S11472 [15SE], S15968 [25NO]
      Washington County, UT: acquisition of property for 
        implementation of a desert tortoise habitat (S. 1209), S7546 
        [9JN]
      Water: establish national ballast water management program to 
        prevent introduction of invasive species and improve 
        prevention and treatment research and technology (S. 525), 
        S3178-S3181 [5MR], S3495 [11MR]
      Wildlife: prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of 
        carnivorous wild cats for use as pets (S. 269), S1833 [30JA]
      ------prohibit interstate and foreign commerce of certain wild 
        animals for use as pets (H.R. 1006), S15872, S15873 [24NO]
  Reports filed
      Animal Drug User Fee Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce 
        (House) (H.R. 1260) (H. Rept. 108-287), H9032 [30SE]
      ------Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 
        (Senate) (S. 313) (S. Rept. 108-51), S6851 [21MY]
      Aquatic Invasive Species Research Act: Committee on Science 
        (House) (H.R. 1081) (H. Rept. 108-324), H9737 [20OC]
      Cape Lookout National Seashore Free Roaming Horses Permitted 
        Numbers Adjustment: Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 2055) 
        (H. Rept. 108-298), H9281 [7OC]
      Captive Wildlife Safety Act: Committee on Environment and Public 
        Works (Senate) (S. 269) (S. Rept. 108-172), S13133 [23OC]
      ------Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 1006) (H. Rept. 108-
        269), H8216 [11SE]
      Marine Turtle Conservation Act: Committee on Environment and 
        Public Works (Senate) (S. 1210) (S. Rept. 108-167), S12838 
        [17OC]
  Resolutions of ratification
      Agreement Between the U.S. and Russia on the Conservation and 
        Management of the Alaska-Chukotka Polar Bear Population, 
        S10139 [29JY], S10869 [31JY]
  Statements
      Emergency Agriculture Assistance: Representative Goodlatte, 
        Committee on Agriculture (House), S2450 [13FE]
  Tables
      Delisted endangered and threatened species, S3768 [17MR]
      Summary of listed endangered and threatened species and recovery 
        plans, S3767 [17MR]
  Texts of
      H.R. 273, Nutria Eradication and Control Act, H2872 [8AP]
      H.R. 1006, Captive Wildlife Safety Act, H11444 [18NO]
      H.R. 1204, provide for maintenance and repair of buildings and 
        properties located on National Wildlife Refuge System lands by 
        lessees of such facilities, H11446 [18NO]
      H.R. 1260, Animal Drug User Fee Act, H9054-H9057 [1OC]
      H.R. 1367, National Veterinary Medical Service Act, H11164 
        [17NO]
      S. 27, prohibit meat packers from owning, feeding, or 
        controlling livestock intended for slaughter, S42 [7JA]
      S. 91, Fair Contracts for Growers Act, S76 [7JA]
      S. 269, Captive Wildlife Safety Act, S1833 [30JA], S13740 [31OC]
      S. 313, Animal Drug User Fee Act, S7168-S7171 [23MY], S14279-
        S14282 [7NO], H10293-H10296 [4NO]
      S. 325, increase competition and transparency among packers 
        required to report information on the price and quantity of 
        livestock purchased, S2052 [6FE]
      S. 357, modify renewable energy credit to include agricultural 
        and animal waste sources as a renewable energy resource, S2217 
        [11FE]
      S. 430, Agriculture Security Preparedness Act, S2598-S2600 
        [24FE]
      S. 494, modify renewable energy tax credit to include 
        agricultural and animal waste sources as a renewable energy 
        resource, S2978 [27FE]
      S. 831, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education, Training, and 
        Restoration Act, S5067 [9AP]
      S. 1036, Chronic Wasting Disease Support Act, S5998 [9MY]
      S. 1210, Marine Turtle Conservation Act, S7547-S7549 [9JN], 
        S13741 [31OC]
      S. 1298, Downed Animal Protection Act, S8243 [19JN]
      S. 1366, Chronic Wasting Disease Financial Assistance Act, S8760 
        [26JN]
      S. 1644, limit the number of packer-owned swine that certain 
        packers may slaughter in any calendar year, S11834 [23SE]
      S. Con. Res. 55, reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal 
        scientific whaling and provide protection for, and 
        conservation of, the world's whale populations to prevent 
        trade in whale meat, S7845 [12JN]
      S. Res. 181, congratulate Sackatoga Stables for Funny Cide 
        (racehorse) victories at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness 
        Stakes, S8445 [24JN]
      S. Res. 269, urge Canada to end commercial hunt for seals, 
        S15300 [20NO]




ANN ARBOR, MI

  Bills and resolutions
      Sports: congratulate Ohio State University and the University of 
        Michigan on 100th football game and recognize rivalry as 
        greatest sports rivalry in history (see H. Res. 460), H11702 
        [20NO]
  Remarks in House
      Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: anniversary, E1771 [11SE]
      Carpenter Elementary School: Michigan Dept. of Education Blue 
        Ribbon Exemplary School award recipient, E533 [20MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: anniversary, S11639 [17SE]




ANNAN, KOFI A.

  Articles and editorials
      Search for a New U.N. Role, S16090 [9DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S16089 [9DE]




ANNISTON, AL

  Remarks in House
      First Baptist Church of Saks: anniversary, E1774 [11SE]




ANOATUBBY, BILL

  Letters
      Indian land energy development programs, S7462 [5JN], S7753 
        [12JN]




ANOKA, MN

  Remarks in House
      Anoka High School: tribute to boys' hockey team, H1714 [11MR]
      Halloween: tribute to events, E2210 [4NO]




ANSBERRY, CLARE

  Articles and editorials
      Laid-Off Factory Workers Find Jobs Are Drying Up for Good, 
        S10492-S10494 [31JY]




ANSELMO, DINO

  Articles and editorials
      Hero of the Month--Cops Donned Fire Hats, E2217 [4NO]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2217 [4NO]




ANSONIA, CT

  Remarks in House
      Sports: tribute to Ansonia Junior Midget Football team, E4 [8JA]
      ------tribute to Ansonia Pop Warner Junior PeeWee Cheerleaders, 
        E2 [8JA]




ANTELOPE, CA

  Remarks in House
      Center High School: tribute to Top Ten Academic Seniors, E902 
        [9MY]




ANTHONY, SUSAN B.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H332 [11FE], H675 [13FE], H1304 [25FE], E243, E249 
        [13FE]




ANTI-ATROCITY ALIEN DEPORTATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 710), S4433 [26MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 710), S4436-S4439 [26MR]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 710), S14176 
        [6NO]
  Texts of
      S. 710, provisions, S4439 [26MR]




ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE

  Letters
      Glenn and Lynn Tobias recipients of Anti-Defamation League 
        Distinguished Leadership Award: Representative Lowey, E2307 
        [17NO]
      Nomination of William H. Pryor, Jr., to be circuit judge, S10592 
        [31JY]
  Remarks in House
      Spicuzzo, Joseph C.: Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award 
        recipient, E1335 [24JN]
      Tobias, Glenn and Lynn: Anti-Defamation League Distinguished 
        Leadership Award recipients, E2307 [17NO]
      Wsol, Frank J.: Anti-Defamation League Community Service Award 
        recipient, E1338 [24JN]




ANTIDEFICIENCY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Appropriations: making continuing to increase FHA loan 
        limitations and require compliance with such limitations, and 
        to fund FAA Operations Account Staff Offices (see H.J. Res. 
        82), H12920 [8DE]
  Remarks in House
      Appropriations: making continuing to increase FHA loan 
        limitations and require compliance with such limitations, and 
        to fund FAA Operations Account Staff Offices (H.J. Res. 82), 
        H12865 [8DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Appropriations: making continuing to increase FHA loan 
        limitations and require compliance with such limitations, and 
        to fund FAA Operations Account Staff Offices (H.J. Res. 82), 
        S16212 [9DE]
  Texts of
      H.J. Res. 82, continuing appropriations to increase FHA loan 
        limitations and require compliance with such limitations, and 
        to fund FAA Operations Account Staff Offices, H12865 [8DE]




ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

  Reports filed
      Nomination of Mary E. Kramer To Be Ambassador to Barbados, St. 
        Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, 
        Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Committee on 
        Foreign Relations (Senate), S14270 [7NO]




ANTIQUE FIREARM SAFETY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 2872), H7616 [24JY]




ANTIQUITIES ACT

  Articles and editorials
      Antiquities Act Merited Supreme Court's Approval, E1998 [8OC]
  Bills and resolutions
      Monuments and memorials: prohibit extension or establishment of 
        any national monument without an express act of Congress (see 
        H.R. 2386), H5045 [5JN]
  Remarks in House
      Supreme Court: decision not to hear case on Presidential 
        authority to extend or establish national monuments under the 
        Antiquities Act, E1998 [8OC]




ANTIS, DANIEL

  Remarks in House
      Levy County, FL: Corrections Officer of the Year award 
        recipient, E1702 [5SE]




ANTI-TERRORISM AND PORT SECURITY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 746), S4557 [31MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 746), S4570-S4572 [31MR], S11381 [11SE]
  Texts of
      S. 746, provisions, S4572-S4577 [31MR]




ANTI-TERRORISM MILITARY SNIPER WEAPON RECLASSIFICATION ACT

  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 429), S15396 [21NO]




ANTITRUST MODERNIZATION COMMISSION

  Appointments
      Members, S87 [7JA], S2872 [26FE], H44 [7JA]




ANTITRUST POLICY

  Appointments
      Antitrust Modernization Commission, S87 [7JA], S2872 [26FE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Copyrights: promote effective enforcement (see S. 1933), S15573 
        [22NO]
      Drugs: enhance competition for prescription drugs by increasing 
        enforcement of existing antitrust laws relative to brand name 
        and generic drugs (see S. 946), S5484 [29AP]
      Government regulations: encourage standards development 
        organizations to develop and promulgate voluntary consensus 
        standards (see S. 1799), S13660 [30OC] (see H.R. 1086), H1640 
        [5MR]
      Health: application of antitrust laws to labor negotiations by 
        groups of health care professionals with HMO's (see H.R. 
        1247), H1811 [12MR]
      ------clarify application of antitrust laws to negotiations 
        between groups of health care professionals and health care 
        insurance issuers (see H.R. 1120), H1679 [6MR]
      Insurance: ensure that commercial insurers cannot engage in 
        price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the 
        detriment of competition and consumers (see S. 352), S2187 
        [11FE]
      ------modify antitrust exemption for medical malpractice 
        insurance, address current health care provider issues, and 
        reform medical malpractice litigation process and insurance 
        market (see H.R. 1158), H1680 [6MR]
      ------modify antitrust exemption for the insurance industry (see 
        H.R. 448), H242 [29JA]
      Law enforcement: implement antitrust enforcement enhancements 
        and cooperation incentives (see S. 1797), S13516 [29OC]
      ------increase certain antitrust penalties on individuals and 
        corporations and repeal the U.S. Antidumping Act (see S. 
        1080), S6624 [19MY]
      Petroleum: enhance FTC or Dept. of Justice authority to prevent 
        anticompetitive practices in tightly concentrated gasoline 
        markets (see S. 1737), S12607 [15OC]
      Public utilities: revise regulatory policies governing public 
        utility holding companies (see H.R. 1627), H2821 [3AP]
  Letters
      Antitrust penalties on individuals and corporations and repeal 
        the U.S. Antidumping Act: John Ashcroft, Attorney General and 
        Robert B. Zoellick, U.S. Trade Representative, S6632 [19MY]
      Enhance competition for prescription drugs by increasing 
        enforcement of existing antitrust laws relative to brand name 
        and generic drugs: Timothy J. Muris, FTC, S15886 [25NO]
      FERC authority to review public utility mergers: Richard L. 
        Weill, MBIA Insurance Corp., S10123 [29JY]
  Remarks in House
      FCC: amend media ownership rules, H3538 [30AP], H3965 [9MY]
      Government regulations: encourage standards development 
        organizations to develop and promulgate voluntary consensus 
        standards (H.R. 1086), H5104-H5106 [10JN]
      ------encourage standards development organizations to develop 
        and promulgate voluntary consensus standards (H.R. 1086), 
        permission to file supplemental report, H4922 [4JN]
      Health: application of antitrust laws to labor negotiations by 
        groups of health care professionals with HMO's (H.R. 1247), 
        H1859 [13MR], E436 [12MR]
      ------clarify application of antitrust laws to negotiations 
        between groups of health care professionals and health care 
        insurance issuers (H.R. 1120), E395 [7MR]
      Insurance: modify antitrust exemption for medical malpractice 
        insurance, address current health care provider issues, and 
        reform medical malpractice litigation process and insurance 
        market (H.R. 1158), E406 [7MR]
      ------modify antitrust exemption for the insurance industry, 
        H10440 [5NO]
      Public utilities: revise regulatory policies governing public 
        utility holding companies (H.R. 1627), E664 [3AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Copyrights: promote effective enforcement, S16157 [9DE]
      ------promote effective enforcement (S. 1933), S15573 [22NO]
      Dept. of Justice: enforcement of antitrust laws relative to pork 
        processing industry acquisitions by Smithfield Foods, Inc., 
        S12600 [15OC]
      Drugs: enhance competition for prescription drugs by increasing 
        enforcement of existing antitrust laws relative to brand name 
        and generic drugs, S8012 [18JN], S8351 [23JN], S8429, S8431 
        [24JN], S8692 [26JN], S15884-S15886 [25NO]
      ------enhance competition for prescription drugs by increasing 
        enforcement of existing antitrust laws relative to brand name 
        and generic drugs (S. 946), S5493, S5494 [29AP]
      FERC: improve authority to review public utility mergers, 
        S10117-S10124 [29JY], S10213, S10214 [30JY]
      FTC: address issue of anticompetitive practices in the oil 
        industry, S3049 [4MR]
      Insurance: ensure that commercial insurers cannot engage in 
        price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the 
        detriment of competition and consumers (S. 352), S2210 [11FE], 
        S9080 [9JY]
      Law enforcement: implement antitrust enforcement enhancements 
        and cooperation incentives (S. 1797), S13520 [29OC]
      ------increase certain antitrust penalties on individuals and 
        corporations and repeal the U.S. Antidumping Act (S. 1080), 
        S6631, S6632 [19MY]
      Pate, R. Hewitt: nomination to be Assistant Attorney General for 
        the Antitrust Division, S7866-S7868 [13JN]
      Petroleum: enhance FTC or Dept. of Justice authority to prevent 
        anticompetitive practices in tightly concentrated gasoline 
        markets (S. 1737), S12621 [15OC]
  Reports filed
      Nomination of R. Hewitt Pate To Be Assistant Attorney General 
        for the Antitrust Division: Committee on the Judiciary 
        (Senate), S7476 [5JN]
      Standards Development Organization Advancement Act: Committee on 
        the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 1086) (H. Rept. 108-125), H4733 
        [22MY], H4976 [4JN]
      ------Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (H.R. 1086), S14176 
        [6NO]
  Statements
      FERC Authority To Review Public Utility Mergers: Executive 
        Office of the President, S10123 [29JY]
  Texts of
      H.R. 1086, Standards Development Organization Advancement Act, 
        H5104 [10JN]




ANTON, ALEX

  Remarks in House
      ``Cubans in America--A Vibrant History of a People in Exile'': 
        tribute to book, E232 [13FE]




ANTON, LARK-MARIE

  Articles and editorials
      Women With Political Power in New York, E967 [15MY]




ANTONICELLI, CHARLES V.

  Prayers
      Senate, S3765 [17MR], S3815 [18MR], S3913 [19MR], S4043 [20MR], 
        S4225 [21MR], S5981 [9MY], S6013 [12MY], S6035 [13MY], S7071 
        [23MY], S8009 [18JN], S8167 [19JN]




ANUAR, AMIRA

  Essays
      Dynamic DNA, E351 [4MR]
  Remarks in House
      Council for Agriculture Science and Technology: essay contest 
        winner for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District, E351 
        [4MR]




ANUMOLU, RAO S.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1362 [26JN]




ANZIK, NORA

  Remarks in House
      Therapeutic Riding and Education Center of Pueblo, CO: Volunteer 
        of the Year Award recipient, E1153 [5JN]




AOL TIME WARNER

  Articles and editorials
      America, Brought to You by . . ., S11432 [15SE]
      Desecration of the Mall, S11431 [15SE]
      Marketing the Mall, S11432 [15SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Dept. of the Interior: decision allowing sponsor recognition by 
        the National Football League at event held on the National 
        Mall, S11429-S11432 [15SE]




APACHE COUNTY, AZ

  Amendments
      Claims: approve settlement of water rights claims of the Zuni 
        Indian Tribe (S. 222), consideration (H. Res. 258), H5020 
        [5JN]
  Bills and resolutions
      Claims: approve settlement of water rights claims of the Zuni 
        Indian Tribe (see S. 222), S1668 [28JA] (see H.R. 495), H244 
        [29JA]
      ------approve settlement of water rights claims of the Zuni 
        Indian Tribe (S. 222), consideration (see H. Res. 258), H4976 
        [4JN]
  Remarks in House
      Claims: approve settlement of water rights claims of the Zuni 
        Indian Tribe (H.R. 495), E99 [29JA]
      ------approve settlement of water rights claims of the Zuni 
        Indian Tribe (S. 222), H4797-H4803 [3JN], H5023-H5028 [5JN], 
        E1136 [5JN], E1181 [9JN]
      ------approve settlement of water rights claims of the Zuni 
        Indian Tribe (S. 222), consideration (H. Res. 258), H5012-
        H5022 [5JN]
      ------water rights acquisition and development assistance 
        funding for the Zuni Indian Tribe, H7026 [17JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Claims: approve settlement of water rights claims of the Zuni 
        Indian Tribe (S. 222), S1675 [28JA], S3755 [13MR]
  Reports filed
      Consideration of S. 222, Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights 
        Settlement Act, and S. 273, Grand Teton National Park Land 
        Exchange Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 258) (H. 
        Rept. 108-140), H4976 [4JN]
      Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act: Committee on 
        Indian Affairs (Senate) (S. 222) (S. Rept. 108-18), S3410 
        [10MR]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Claims: approve settlement of water rights claims of the Zuni 
        Indian Tribe (S. 222), H4803 [3JN]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 258, consideration of S. 222, Zuni Indian Tribe Water 
        Rights Settlement Act, and S. 273, Grand Teton National Park 
        Land Exchange Act, H5012 [5JN]
      S. 222, Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act, S3755-
        S3759 [13MR], H4797-H4802 [3JN], H5023-H5027 [5JN]




APARA, AKINTOMIDE

  Bills and resolutions
      Relief (see H.R. 233), H61 [7JA]




APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION

  Amendments
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        S9917 [24JY], S11423 [11SE], S11436, S11485 [15SE], S11531, 
        S11533, S11534, S11538, S11539, S11540, S11541, S11542, 
        S11550, S11579, S11580, S11581, S11582, S11583, S11584, 
        S11585, S11586 [16SE], S11605, S11687 [17SE], H7086, H7106 
        [17JY], H7125, H7126, H7132, H7140, H7141, H7142, H7143 [18JY]
      Public Works and Economic Development Act: reauthorize and 
        improve programs (H.R. 2535), H9707 [20OC], H9762 [21OC]
  Appointments
      Conferees: H.R. 2754, energy and water development 
        appropriations, S11551 [16SE], H8879 [24SE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Appalachian region: amend laws relative to county additions (see 
        H.R. 3264), H9375 [8OC]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (see S. 
        1424), S9592 [17JY] (see H.R. 2754), H7019 [16JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2754), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 444), H11358 [17NO]
      Kentucky: include Nicholas and Robertson Counties as part of the 
        Appalachian region (see H.R. 2589), H5814 [24JN]
      North Carolina: include Catawba and Cleveland Counties as part 
        of the Appalachian region (see H.R. 3393), H10129 [29OC]
      Ohio: include additional counties as part of Appalachian region 
        (see H.R. 587), H320 [5FE]
      Roads and highways: complete construction of the Appalachian 
        Development Highway System (see S. 1176), S7235 [3JN] (see 
        H.R. 2381), H5044 [5JN]
      Virginia: designate certain counties and a city as part of 
        Appalachian region (see H.R. 360), H170 [27JA]
  Conference reports
      Energy and Water Development Appropriations (H.R. 2754), H11010-
        H11118 [7NO]
  Excerpts
      Energy and Water Development Appropriations: Committee on 
        Appropriations (House) (H.R. 2754) (H. Rept. 108-212), S11445 
        [15SE]
  Motions
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        H7146 [18JY]
  Remarks in House
      Energy and water development: across-the-board funding 
        reduction, H7141 [18JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2754), H7106 [17JY], H7114-
        H7147 [18JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2754), conference report, 
        H11396-H11405 [18NO], E2345 [20NO], E2433 [23NO], E2486 [8DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2754), consideration of 
        conference report (H. Res. 444), H11370-H11372 [18NO]
      Funding, H7121 [18JY]
      Public Works and Economic Development Act: reauthorize and 
        improve programs (H.R. 2535), H9759-H9770 [21OC]
      ------reauthorize and improve programs (H.R. 2535), unanimous-
        consent agreement, H9707 [20OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        S11402-S11406 [11SE], S11434-S11451 [15SE], S11519, S11521-
        S11551 [16SE], S11749, S11750 [22SE], S11940, S11942 [25SE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2754), conference report, 
        S15088-S15090 [18NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2754), insert S. 1424 language 
        in lieu, S11435 [15SE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2754), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, S11605 [17SE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2754), unanimous-consent 
        request, S11550 [16SE]
      ------making appropriations (S. 1424), S10259, S10260 [30JY], 
        S10896 [1AU]
      ------reduce appropriations for unrequested, low-priority, 
        unnecessary, and wasteful spending programs, S11749, S11750 
        [22SE]
      Funding, S11559 [16SE]
      Roads and highways: complete construction of the Appalachian 
        Development Highway System (S. 1176), S7255-S7257 [3JN]
  Reports filed
      Consideration of Conference Report on H.R. 2754, Energy and 
        Water Development Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) 
        (H. Res. 444) (H. Rept. 108-377), H11358 [17NO]
      Energy and Water Development Appropriations: Committee of 
        Conference (H.R. 2754) (H. Rept. 108-357), H11132 [7NO]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (House) (H.R. 2754) (H. Rept. 
        108-212), H7019 [16JY]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (S. 1424) (S. Rept. 
        108-105), S9591 [17JY]
      Include Additional Ohio Counties as Part of Appalachian Region: 
        Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House) (H.R. 
        587) (H. Rept. 108-353), H10976 [6NO]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        H7139 [18JY]
  Tables
      Committee on the Budget (Senate) scoring of S. 1424, energy and 
        water development appropriations, S11547 [16SE]
      Energy and water development appropriations (H.R. 2754), H7117-
        H7119 [18JY]
      ------conference report, H11398 [18NO]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 444, consideration of conference report on H.R. 2754, 
        energy and water development appropriations, H11370 [18NO]
      H.R. 2535, Public Works and Economic Development Act programs 
        reauthorization and improvement, H9759-H9762 [21OC]
      H.R. 2754, energy and water development appropriations, S11758-
        S11768 [22SE]




APPALACHIAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Kentucky: include Nicholas and Robertson Counties as part of the 
        Appalachian region (see H.R. 2589), H5814 [24JN]
      Ohio: include additional counties as part of Appalachian region 
        (see H.R. 587), H320 [5FE]
      Virginia: designate certain counties and a city as part of 
        Appalachian region (see H.R. 360), H170 [27JA]
  Reports filed
      Include Additional Ohio Counties as Part of Appalachian Region: 
        Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House) (H.R. 
        587) (H. Rept. 108-353), H10976 [6NO]




APPELBAUM, PAUL S.

  Letters
      Medicare Mental Health Copayment Equity Act, S5179, S5180 [10AP]




APPELL, DAVID

  Articles and editorials
      Hot Words--A Claim of Nonhuman-Induced Global Warming Sparks 
        Debate, S9209 [10JY]




APPRENTICESHIP, TRAINING, AND EMPLOYMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1625), S11648 [17SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1625), S11649 [17SE]
  Texts of
      S. 1625, provisions, S11650 [17SE]




APPROPRIATIONS

  Addresses
      National Security and Strategic Defense: Ronald Reagan, S4272 
        [21MR]
      State of the Union: President Bush (2001) (excerpt), S1698 
        [29JA]
      Transforming the Defense Establishment: Stephen A. Cambone, 
        Dept. of Defense, E291-E293 [26FE]
      U.S. Policy on Use of Armed Forces Against Iraq: William J. 
        Clinton, S13783 [3NO]
  Advertisements
      SensorNet Science Program: AccuLab Products Group, S9477 [16JY]
  Amendments
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), S13927, S13943 
        [4NO], S13955, S13972, S13997, S13998, S14005, S14006, S14007, 
        S14008, S14009, S14010, S14011, S14052, S14061, S14062, 
        S14063, S14065, S14066, S14067, S14068, S14069 [5NO], S14104, 
        S14106, S14118, S14128, S14131, S14140, S14142, S14143, 
        S14145, S14182, S14183, S14184, S14185 [6NO], H6634, H6635, 
        H6639, H6640, H6648, H6649, H6650, H6651, H6656, H6708 [14JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report (H. Res. 473), H12765 [8DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report--same-day consideration (H. Res. 458), 
        H12185 [21NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report--same-day consideration (H. Res. 465), 
        H12758 [8DE]
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for disaster 
        relief (H.R. 2859), H7643 [25JY]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), H2176, H2189, H2204, H2213 [20MR]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), consideration (H. Res. 151), H2145 [20MR]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (S. Con. 
        Res. 23), S3809, S3810 [17MR], S3817, S3841, S3855, S3903, 
        S3904, S3905, S3906, S3907, S3908 [18MR], S3930, S3931, S3947, 
        S3966, S3971, S3973, S3979, S4021, S4022, S4023, S4024, S4025, 
        S4026, S4027, S4028, S4029, S4030 [19MR], S4048, S4071, S4113, 
        S4182, S4183, S4185, S4186, S4187, S4188, S4189, S4190, S4191, 
        S4192, S4193, S4194, S4195, S4196, S4197, S4198, S4199, S4205, 
        S4206, S4207, S4208, S4209, S4210, S4211, S4212, S4213, S4214, 
        S4215, S4216, S4217, S4218, S4219, S4220 [20MR], S4229, S4231, 
        S4233, S4235, S4236, S4237, S4239, S4240, S4242, S4243, S4247, 
        S4249, S4250, S4251, S4253, S4256, S4259, S4260, S4296, S4297, 
        S4298, S4299, S4300, S4301, S4302, S4303, S4304, S4305, S4306, 
        S4307, S4308, S4309, S4310, S4311, S4312 [21MR], S4334, S4335, 
        S4336, S4337, S4340, S4341, S4343, S4347, S4348, S4350, S4351, 
        S4352, S4353, S4355, S4358, S4359, S4360, S4361, S4362, S4363, 
        S4365, S4366, S4368, S4369, S4370, S4371, S4383, S4387, S4388, 
        S4389, S4390, S4391, S4392, S4393, S4394 [25MR], S4406, S4408, 
        S4410, S4411, S4412, S4413, S4414, S4447, S4451, S4452 [26MR]
      Coast Guard: authorizing appropriations and amending various 
        laws administered by the Coast Guard (H.R. 2443), H9983, H9984 
        [28OC], H10131 [29OC], H10343 [4NO], H10402, H10409, H10417, 
        H10420, H10421, H10423 [5NO]
      Committee on Homeland Security (House, Select): authorizing 
        expenditures (H. Res. 110), H3821 [8MY]
      Committees of the House: authorizing expenditures (H. Res. 148), 
        H3658 [6MY], H3821 [8MY]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (H.R. 2264), S16146, S16147, S16197 [9DE]
      Continuing: making (H.J. Res. 1), consideration (H. Res. 15), 
        H96 [8JA]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 2), S867, S992, S994 [15JA], S1020, 
        S1023, S1036, S1049, S1059, S1061, S1062, S1087, S1088, S1089, 
        S1090, S1091, S1092 [16JA], S1105, S1115, S1155, S1156, S1157, 
        S1161, S1162, S1163, S1164, S1165, S1166 [17JA], S1174, S1195, 
        S1200, S1205, S1208, S1216, S1222, S1230, S1253, S1254, S1255, 
        S1256, S1258, S1263, S1264, S1265, S1266, S1267, S1268, S1269, 
        S1270, S1272, S1275, S1276, S1277, S1281, S1285, S1286, S1287, 
        S1288, S1289, S1290, S1292, S1293, S1294, S1295, S1296, S1297, 
        S1298 [21JA], S1302, S1327, S1341, S1347, S1350, S1352, S1353, 
        S1354, S1355, S1357 [22JA], S1386, S1393, S1398, S1405, S1406, 
        S1407, S1408, S1409, S1411, S1412, S1413, S1414, S1416, S1417, 
        S1421, S1423, S1427, S1428, S1429, S1430, S1432, S1433, S1434, 
        S1435, S1439, S1440, S1495 [23JA], S1509, S1510 [28JA]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 2), consideration (H. Res. 15), H96 
        [8JA]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 78), S15302 [20NO], S15326 [21NO]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 79), consideration--same-day 
        consideration (H. Res. 458), H12185 [21NO]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 79), consideration--same-day 
        consideration (H. Res. 465), H12758 [8DE]
      CPSC: reauthorize (S. 1261), S12210 [30SE]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1050), S6587, S6594, S6597, S6634, S6635, 
        S6636, S6637 [19MY], S6651, S6659, S6690, S6691, S6696, S6697, 
        S6718, S6719, S6720, S6721, S6722, S6723, S6724, S6725, S6726, 
        S6727, S6728, S6729, S6730, S6731, S6732, S6737 [20MY], S6793, 
        S6797, S6802, S6805, S6809, S6810, S6815, S6818, S6819, S6821, 
        S6823, S6831, S6833, S6834, S6835, S6836, S6837, S6838, S6839, 
        S6871, S6872, S6873, S6876, S6877, S6879, S6880, S6881, S6882, 
        S6883, S6885, S6886, S6887 [21MY], S6892, S6893, S6894, S6895, 
        S6896, S6897, S6898, S6899, S6900, S6901, S6914, S6919, S6920, 
        S6921, S7057, S7058, S7059, S7060, S7061, S7062, S7063 [22MY], 
        S7259 [3JN]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), S7284, S7286, 
        S7297, S7405, S7407 [4JN], H4369 [20MY], H4419, H4492, H4494, 
        H4498, H4503, H4506, H4507, H4508, H4509, H4510 [21MY], H4571, 
        H4572, H4573, H4574, H4575, H4576, H4579, H4581, H4582, H4583, 
        H4593, H4596, H4600 [22MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), consideration (H. 
        Res. 245), H4396 [21MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), consideration (H. 
        Res. 247), H4554 [22MY]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, family 
        housing, and base realignment and closure (H.R. 2559), H5986 
        [26JN]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, family 
        housing, and base realignment and closure (H.R. 2559), 
        consideration (H. Res. 298), H5978 [26JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2658), S9316, S9339, S9353, 
        S9354 [14JY], S9361, S9366, S9373, S9378, S9391, S9392, S9427, 
        S9428, S9429, S9430 [15JY], S9451, S9457, S9459, S9464, S9472, 
        S9475, S9505, S9506 [16JY], S9519, S9520, S9529, S9531, S9541, 
        S9548, S9562, S9563, S9564, S9566, S9567, S9599, S9600, S9601, 
        S9602, S9603, S9604, S9605 [17JY], H6298, H6299, H6300, H6301, 
        H6302 [8JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 3338), H7691 [25JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: making appropriations (H.R. 2555), 
        S9629, S9642 [21JY], S9672, S9681, S9737, S9738 [22JY], S9749, 
        S9751, S9753, S9757, S9758, S9763, S9767, S9769, S9774, S9778, 
        S9781, S9783, S9784, S9802, S9806, S9807, S9808, S9809, S9810 
        [23JY], S9831, S9832, S9849, S9851, S9856, S9861, S9865, 
        S9866, S9868, S9870, S9871, S9872, S9874, S9913, S9917, S9918, 
        S9919 [24JY], S9986 [25JY], H5714, H5715 [23JN], H5754, H5757, 
        H5759, H5761, H5764, H5766, H5776, H5779, H5781, H5782, H5783, 
        H5784, H5785, H5786, H5787, H5788, H5791 [24JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2555), consideration (H. Res. 
        293), H5741 [24JN]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1950), H6708 
        [14JY], H6733, H6766, H6772, H6785, H6788, H6790, H6792, 
        H6794, H6795, H6796, H6797, H6798, H6799, H6800, H6801, H6802, 
        H6803, H6804, H6805, H6806, H6815, H6821, H6822, H6823 [15JY], 
        H6893, H6901 [16JY]
      ------authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S6032 [12MY], S9058 
        [8JY], S9093, S9105, S9107, S9108, S9125, S9155, S9156, S9157, 
        S9158, S9159 [9JY], S9163, S9164, S9165, S9166, S9170, S9171, 
        S9173, S9181, S9182, S9193, S9194, S9195, S9196, S9200, S9202, 
        S9203, S9204, S9205, S9206, S9207, S9253, S9254, S9255, S9256, 
        S9258, S9259, S9260, S9261, S9262, S9263, S9264, S9265 [10JY], 
        S9307, S9308, S9309 [11JY]
      Dept. of the Interior: provide grants for the preservation of 
        historic courthouses (H.R. 1589), H5815 [24JN]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2691), S11485 [15SE], S11624, S11625, 
        S11629, S11687, S11703, S11704, S11705 [17SE], S11716, S11726 
        [18SE], S11733, S11734, S11739, S11758 [22SE], S11784, S11791, 
        S11807, S11808, S11814, S11816, S11817, S11818, S11819, 
        S11862, S11863, S11864, S11865, S11866 [23SE], H6605 [10JY], 
        H6708 [14JY], H6869, H6870 [15JY], H6963, H6974, H6976, H7020, 
        H7021 [16JY], H7027, H7033, H7037, H7040, H7041, H7042, H7043, 
        H7048, H7049, H7051, H7054, H7062, H7069, H7078, H7079, H7082, 
        H7092, H7094, H7096 [17JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2691), consideration (H. Res. 
        319), H6946 [16JY]
      Depts. of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and 
        related agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2799), S14365 
        [10NO], S15845 [24NO], H7226, H7227 [21JY], H7247, H7248, 
        H7274, H7275, H7276, H7278, H7288, H7289, H7293, H7295, H7300, 
        H7301, H7302, H7311, H7313, H7315, H7316, H7330 [22JY], H7353, 
        H7354, H7355 [23JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2799), consideration (H. Res. 
        326), H7246 [22JY]
      ------making appropriations (S. 1585), S12388 [2OC], S13924 
        [4NO]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2660), S10945, S10948, S10973, 
        S10985 [2SE], S10992, S11004, S11009, S11013, S11039, S11040 
        [3SE], S11052, S11056, S11057, S11069, S11078, S11081, S11090, 
        S11100, S11101, S11102, S11103, S11119, S11120, S11121, 
        S11122, S11123 [4SE], S11136, S11170, S11171 [5SE], S11219, 
        S11226, S11228, S11230, S11231, S11232, S11234, S11239, 
        S11257, S11258, S11259 [9SE], S11273, S11280, S11282, S11286, 
        S11290, S11291, S11292, S11296, S11297, S11309, S11321, 
        S11322, S11323, S11324, S11329, S11330, S11356, S11357, 
        S11358, S11359, S11360, S11361 [10SE], S11423, S11427 [11SE], 
        H6349, H6350 [8JY], H6405, H6416, H6465, H6466 [9JY], H6536, 
        H6560, H6561, H6563, H6564, H6568, H6573, H6574, H6576, H6604 
        [10JY]
      Depts. of Transportation and the Treasury, and independent 
        agencies: making appropriations, H7619 [24JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2989), S13079, S13087, S13089, 
        S13092, S13101, S13106, S13113, S13116, S13117, S13118, 
        S13119, S13120, S13121, S13122, S13124, S13150, S13168, 
        S13169, S13170, S13171, S13172, S13173, S13174, S13175 [23OC], 
        S13230 [24OC], H7840, H7841, H7842 [3SE], H7868, H7869, H7870, 
        H7878, H7879, H7882, H7883, H7885, H7887, H7888, H7894, H7913, 
        H7919, H7920, H7950 [4SE], H8024, H8025, H8027, H8036, H8037, 
        H8039, H8044, H8047, H8048, H8050 [9SE]
      Depts. of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and sundry independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2861), S13926 [4NO], 
        S14477, S14496, S14506, S14507, S14510, S14511, S14512, 
        S14518, S14520, S14521, S14820, S14834, S14835, S14836, 
        S14840, S14841, S14842, S14843, S14844, S14845, S14847 [12NO], 
        S14932, S14934, S14936, S14938, S14967, S14968, S14969 [17NO], 
        S14993, S14994, S14995, S15084, S15085 [18NO], H7619, H7620 
        [24JY], H7669, H7682, H7683, H7684, H7685, H7687, H7688, 
        H7689, H7690, H7692, H7693, H7694, H7695, H7699, H7700, H7704, 
        H7705, H7706, H7788 [25JY]
      ------making appropriations (S. 1584), S11927 [24SE]
      Disasters: making supplemental appropriations for disaster 
        relief (H.R. 2859), H7619 [24JY], H7643 [25JY]
      District of Columbia: making appropriations (H.R. 2765), S11917, 
        S11926, S11927 [24SE], S11944, S11957, S12003 [25SE], S12154, 
        S12160, S12203 [30SE], S15022 [18NO], H7086 [17JY], H7455 
        [23JY], H7966, H7982, H7990 [5SE]
      ------provide budget autonomy (S. 1267), S16043 [25NO], S16147, 
        S16200 [9DE]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2754), 
        S9917 [24JY], S11423 [11SE], S11436, S11485 [15SE], S11531, 
        S11533, S11534, S11538, S11539, S11540, S11541, S11542, 
        S11550, S11579, S11580, S11581, S11582, S11583, S11584, 
        S11585, S11586 [16SE], S11605, S11687 [17SE], H7086, H7106 
        [17JY], H7125, H7126, H7132, H7140, H7141, H7142, H7143 [18JY]
      FAA: reauthorize programs (H.R. 2115), H5226, H5227, H5231, 
        H5233, H5235 [11JN]
      ------reauthorize programs (H.R. 2115), consideration (H. Res. 
        265), H5195 [11JN]
      ------reauthorize programs (H.R. 2115), consideration of 
        conference report (H. Res. 422), H10174 [30OC]
      ------reauthorize (S. 824), S7557 [9JN], S7757, S7783, S7785, 
        S7786, S7791, S7792, S7793, S7796, S7800, S7801, S7802, S7804, 
        S7805, S7806, S7807, S7810, S7811, S7812, S7813, S7814, S7819, 
        S7850, S7852, S7853, S7854, S7855, S7856, S7857, S7858 [12JN]
      Federal Maritime Commission: authorize appropriations (S. 1244), 
        S12023 [25SE]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 2800), S13190, S13211, S13228 
        [24OC], S13236, S13264, S13265, S13297 [27OC], S13341, S13344, 
        S13345, S13346, S13347, S13350, S13357, S13358, S13360, 
        S13365, S13366, S13367, S13368, S13372, S13410, S13411, 
        S13412, S13413, S13414, S13417, S13418 [28OC], S13431 [29OC], 
        S13639, S13645, S13648, S13649, S13682, S13694, S13695 [30OC], 
        H7227 [21JY], H7330, H7331 [22JY], H7381, H7383, H7394, H7402, 
        H7403, H7407, H7408, H7410, H7412, H7416, H7426, H7428, H7429, 
        H7430, H7432, H7433, H7434, H7435, H7455 [23JY]
      Government: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (H.R. 3289), H9479, H9480, H9481, H9482 [15OC], 
        H9499, H9552, H9562, H9565, H9575, H9586, H9588, H9589, H9590, 
        H9591, H9592, H9593, H9594, H9595, H9599, H9600, H9615, H9616, 
        H9617 [16OC], H9621, H9622, H9623, H9624, H9625, H9626, H9627, 
        H9630, H9631, H9633, H9635, H9636, H9637 [17OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration (H. Res. 401), H9651 [17OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (S. 1689), S12203 [30SE], S12242, S12259, S12260, S12269, 
        S12300, S12301, S12302 [1OC], S12316, S12337, S12339, S12350, 
        S12351, S12354, S12357, S12358, S12360, S12388, S12389, 
        S12390, S12392, S12393, S12394 [2OC], S12425, S12427, S12473 
        [3OC], S12491, S12522, S12523, S12524, S12525, S12550, S12559, 
        S12560 [14OC], S12577, S12578, S12580, S12581, S12585, S12589, 
        S12590, S12591, S12592, S12595, S12596, S12598, S12599, 
        S12624, S12625, S12626, S12627, S12628, S12629, S12630, S12631 
        [15OC], S12655, S12656, S12657, S12660, S12667, S12673, 
        S12682, S12683, S12688, S12710, S12711, S12712, S12713, 
        S12715, S12716, S12749, S12750, S12751, S12752, S12753 [16OC], 
        S12779, S12789, S12791, S12792, S12794, S12795, S12796, 
        S12799, S12850, S12851, S12852 [17OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (H.R. 1559), H2704, H2705, H2706 [2AP], 
        H2737, H2744, H2747, H2763, H2764, H2770, H2774, H2775, H2776, 
        H2777, H2779, H2782, H2784, H2785, H2787, H2788, H2792, H2793, 
        H2794, H2795, H2796, H2798, H2799, H2806 [3AP]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (H.R. 1559), consideration (H. Res. 172), 
        H2716 [3AP]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (S. 762), S4661, S4662, S4663, S4676, S4677, 
        S4681, S4686, S4687, S4692, S4697, S4716, S4717, S4718, S4719, 
        S4720, S4723, S4724, S4726 [2AP], S4737, S4742, S4747, S4752, 
        S4755, S4764, S4769, S4771, S4775, S4777, S4781, S4786, S4787, 
        S4803, S4857, S4858, S4859, S4860, S4861, S4862, S4863, S4864, 
        S4865, S4866, S4867, S4870 [3AP]
      Head Start Program: reauthorize and improve (H.R. 2210), H7562, 
        H7575 [24JY]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: reauthorize (H.R. 
        1350), H3480, H3510, H3512, H3513, H3514, H3517, H3519, H3521, 
        H3525, H3526, H3527, H3528, H3529, H3530 [30AP]
      Intelligence services: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 2417), 
        S10835 [31JY], H5816 [24JN], H5883, H5888, H5890, H5891, 
        H5894, H5900 [25JN], H5943, H5944, H5945 [26JN]
      ------authorizing appropriations (S. 1025), S10847 [31JY]
      Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: authorizing 
        appropriations (S. 1757), S13739 [31OC]
      Legislative branch of the Government: making appropriations 
        (H.R. 2657), S9217, S9218, S9219, S9220, S9224, S9264, S9265, 
        S9266, S9267 [10JY], S9269, S9270 [11JY], H6349 [8JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2657), consideration (H. Res. 
        311), H6395 [9JY]
      Museum and Library Services Act: reauthorize (S. 888), S10926 
        [1AU]
      NTSB: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1527), H4014, H4015 
        [13MY], H4160, H4162, H4163, H4166 [15MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1527), consideration (H. 
        Res. 229), H4156 [15MY]
      ------reauthorize (S. 579), S15478, S15507 [21NO]
      Peace Corps: authorizing appropriations (S. 925), S6032 [12MY], 
        S9058 [8JY], S9093, S9095, S9105, S9107, S9108, S9125, S9155, 
        S9156, S9157, S9158, S9159 [9JY], S9163, S9164, S9165, S9166, 
        S9170, S9171, S9173, S9181, S9182, S9193, S9194, S9195, S9196, 
        S9200, S9202, S9203, S9204, S9205, S9206, S9207, S9253, S9254, 
        S9255, S9256, S9258, S9259, S9260, S9261, S9262, S9263, S9264, 
        S9265 [10JY], S9307, S9308, S9309 [11JY]
      Public debt: ceiling (H.J. Res. 51), S7094, S7096, S7098, S7101, 
        S7106, S7112, S7113, S7114, S7161, S7162 [23MY]
      Public Works and Economic Development Act: reauthorize and 
        improve programs (H.R. 2535), H9707 [20OC], H9762 [21OC]
      Railroads: authorizing appropriations for the Federal railroad 
        safety program (S. 1402), S16045 [25NO]
      Reclamation Safety of Dams Act: authorize appropriations (S. 
        1727), S16035 [25NO]
      Science: authorize appropriations for nanoscience, 
        nanoengineering, and nanotechnology research (S. 189), S15085, 
        S15090 [18NO]
      Solid Waste Disposal Act: require compliance with leak detection 
        and prevention standards for underground storage tanks and 
        provide funding for cleanup of sites contaminated by methyl 
        tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) (S. 195), S5684 [1MY]
      U.S. Fire Administration: reauthorize (S. 1152), S15301, S15307, 
        S15310 [20NO]
  Analyses
      Budget Process Extension To Maintain Fiscal Accountability and 
        Responsibility, S75 [7JA]
      Bush Administration Budget Proposals, H1361 [26FE]
      Dept. of Defense Appropriations for Military Activities, 
        Prescribing Personnel Strengths, and Military Construction 
        (2002): Feingold Amendment To Extend Budgetary Mechanisms and 
        Spending Caps, S5281 [11AP]
      Dept. of State Appropriations (S. 790), S4849-S4856 [3AP]
  Appointments
      Conferees: H.J. Res. 2, continuing appropriations, S1457 [23JA], 
        H229 [29JA], H270 [4FE]
      ------H.R. 1559, war in Iraq and homeland security supplemental 
        appropriations, S4917 [7AP], H2877 [8AP]
      ------H.R. 1588, Dept. of Defense appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths, S7364 [4JN], 
        H6907 [16JY]
      ------H.R. 2115, Aviation Investment and Revitalization Vision 
        Act, S7820 [12JN], H6826 [15JY]
      ------H.R. 2417, intelligence services appropriations, S10932 
        [1AU], H11440 [18NO]
      ------H.R. 2555, Dept. of Homeland Security appropriations, 
        S9886 [24JY], H8118 [10SE]
      ------H.R. 2559, Dept. of Defense appropriations for military 
        construction, family housing, and base realignment and 
        closure, S9283 [11JY], H8228 [16SE]
      ------H.R. 2657, legislative branch of the Government 
        appropriations, S9278 [11JY], H8254 [16SE]
      ------H.R. 2658, Dept. of Defense appropriations, S9572 [17JY], 
        H8228 [16SE]
      ------H.R. 2660, Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and 
        related agencies appropriations, S11341 [10SE], H9166 [2OC]
      ------H.R. 2673, agriculture, rural development, FDA, and 
        related agencies programs appropriations, S14155 [6NO], S14971 
        [17NO], H11379 [18NO]
      ------H.R. 2691, Dept. of the Interior and related agencies 
        appropriations, S11826 [23SE], H9073 [1OC]
      ------H.R. 2754, energy and water development appropriations, 
        S11551 [16SE], H8879 [24SE]
      ------H.R. 2800, foreign operations, export financing, and 
        related programs appropriations, S13651 [30OC], H10367 [5NO]
      ------H.R. 2861, Depts. of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and sundry 
        independent agencies appropriations, S15021 [18NO]
      ------H.R. 2989, Depts. of Transportation and the Treasury, and 
        independent agencies appropriations, S13123 [23OC], H9989 
        [29OC]
      ------H.R. 3289, supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, S12822 [17OC], H9775 [21OC]
  Articles and editorials
      Administration in Crisis Over Burgeoning Quagmire, H9450 [15OC]
      AIDS Fuels Famine in Africa as Swaziland Farmers Die, Their Land 
        Goes Unplanted, S9214 [10JY]
      Beyond Their Reach, S11236 [9SE]
      Bill Would Close Pay Gap for Active Duty Feds, S14515 [12NO]
      Body Armor Saves Lives in Iraq, S16126 [9DE]
      Changes at VA Vex Advocates for Homeless, H2158 [20MR]
      Colorado Science Jobs on the Line, H7357 [23JY]
      Computer Voting Isn't Fool-Proof, H9713 [20OC]
      Congress' Message on Cuba, S13657 [30OC]
      Congressional Resolve on Cuba, S13657 [30OC]
      Critics Christen Ship Project as an Off-Course U.S.S. Pork, 
        S1116 [17JA]
      Cutbacks to Our Children, S4344 [25MR], S5275 [11AP]
      Daschle, Lautenberg Vow To Fight FAA Privatization They 
        Supported in 1994, S14946 [17NO]
      Defense Budget Spills Forth, S6927 [22MY]
      Defense for the 21st Century, H4548 [22MY]
      Defense Memo--A Grim Outlook, S13765 [3NO]
      Derailing Metro Transit Plan Isn't Alternative, H11124 [7NO]
      Ethiopian Hunger Problem Baffles the Mind, S1231 [21JA]
      Facing a New Nuclear Reality, S11523 [16SE]
      Federal Funding Helps Defray Local Cost of ESL Programs, S3962 
        [19MR]
      Feds To Cut Research Dollars, H7357 [23JY]
      Feds Win Job Competitions at Park Service, Agriculture 
        Department, S11793 [23SE]
      Fighting Over Overtime, S12215 [1OC]
      Force Protection Is Top Concern for Sealift Commander, S1120 
        [17JA]
      Havana Club, S13657 [30OC]
      Health Secretary To Fight for Border Funds, S9796 [23JY]
      Heavy Lifting, S4345 [25MR]
      Hispanics Worry About Head Start Proposal, H6845 [15JY]
      In the Northwest--`Outsourcing' a Sweeping Attack on National 
        Parks, S11802 [23SE]
      Keep Pros Who Love Parks, S11804 [23SE]
      Law That Transcends Politics, S1772 [30JA]
      Legacy of Power Cost Manipulation, S1203 [21JA]
      Levin--Untested Missile Defense Setup Poses Risks--Can Missile 
        Shield Be Built?, S2182 [11FE]
      Lift Ban on Cuba Travel, S13657 [30OC]
      Like Father, Like Son in Southwest Asia, E2253 [6NO]
      Mugging the Needy, E659 [3AP]
      N.M. Gets Shock at Pump, S3769 [17MR]
      Nation Builders for Hire, S9174-S9177 [10JY]
      Nation-Building, S12039-S12042 [26SE]
      NIH Scientist Says He's Paid To Do Nothing--Agency Denies 
        Administrator's ``Surreal Situation'' of Collecting $100,000 
        Salary for No Work, S11312 [10SE]
      Nothing but Lip Service, H5976 [26JN]
      Oil's Not Well--Filling the Strategic Reserve Is a Good Idea--
        But Not Right Now, S11810 [23SE]
      Overhaul Without Oversight, H4550 [22MY]
      Paying for the War in Iraq, E2028 [10OC]
      Perverse VA Policy, S10039 [28JY]
      Population-Control Politics, H6721 [15JY]
      Private School With Ties to Alleged Terrorist Gets State Money, 
        H7961, H7987 [5SE]
      Replacement Near, Old Vote Machines Are New York Issue, H9713-
        H9715 [20OC]
      Representative Jim Cooper--Don't Let Congressional Budget Cuts 
        Slow the War Against Cancer, H10519 [6NO]
      Rochester Area Prepares for War by Tightening Security, S4049 
        [20MR]
      Scar on the Conscience of the World--Left Behind To Starve--A 
        Humanitarian Disaster Is Engulfing Africa as Cash Is Poured 
        Into the War With Iraq and Its Aftermath, H2264 [20MR]
      Science Community Faces Cuts, H7357 [23JY]
      Scores Show Broad Gains on MCAS, S11211 [9SE]
      Security Costs Rise for Local Officials, Terrorism Alert Puts a 
        Strain on Budgets, S2438 [13FE]
      Shipping Crew Deficit Called Wartime Risk--Bush's Maritime Chief 
        Acknowledges Worries on Readiness--``A Very Top Priority''--
        New Reserve Force Among Proposals To Ease Shortage, S1120 
        [17JA]
      Sick, Wounded U.S. Troops Held in Squalor, H9717 [20OC]
      Stay Resolute on Rebuilding, S12647 [16OC]
      Straight Talk on Vouchers, H7960 [5SE]
      Tax Lunacy, S7108 [23MY]
      Tax Wealthy To Pay for Iraq War--Test Patriotism's Deeper 
        Meaning, S11462 [15SE]
      These Are Your Parks, S11800 [23SE]
      3 to 6 Gap, S4345 [25MR]
      Time Is Running Out for a New Highway Bill, H8828 [24SE]
      Tool Tracks Potential Dropouts--Profiler Software Lets HISD Keep 
        Tabs on At-Risk Students, S11339 [10SE]
      Traditional Coast Guard Duties Suffer, Study Says, S4679 [2AP]
      Triumph of Pettiness, H12829 [8DE]
      U.S., Mexico Team Up on Health Care, S9796 [23JY]
      U.S. Nuclear Plan Sees New Targets and New Weapons, S11440 
        [15SE]
      U.S. Taxpayers Footing Bill for Cheap Iraqi Gasoline, S12438 
        [3OC]
      VA--Iraq War Veterans Will Need Care Denied to Others, S4748 
        [3AP]
      Vouchers No Way Out of a Failing Society, S12118 [29SE]
      Washington's Children Deserve More Choices, S12036 [26SE]
      Washington's Weak Dollar Policy, S7108 [23MY]
      What Some Much-Noted Data Really Showed About Vouchers, S5850 
        [7MY]
      ``Zero Dropout'' Miracle--Alas! Alack! A Texas Tall Tale, S11339 
        [10SE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Abortion: prohibit Federal officials from paying any Federal 
        funds to any individual or entity that performs partial-birth 
        abortions (see H.R. 1545), H2586 [1AP]
      Advisory Council on Historic Preservation: authorize 
        appropriations and improve operations (see H.R. 3223), H9129 
        [1OC]
      Agriculture: provide emergency agriculture assistance (see S. 
        21), S35 [7JA] (see S. 108, 125), S132 [9JA] (see S. 1309), 
        S8300 [20JN] (see S. 1626), S11648 [17SE] (see H.R. 92), H55 
        (see H.R. 160), H57 [7JA] (see H.R. 257), H135 (see H.R. 307), 
        H137 [8JA] (see H.R. 376), H171 [27JA] (see H.R. 2684), H6464 
        [9JY]
      ------provide emergency agriculture assistance, impose tariff-
        rate quotas on certain casein and milk protein concentrates, 
        and provide tax relief for farmers and producers of biodiesel 
        (see S. 154), S288 [14JA]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (see S. 1427), S9592 [17JY] 
        (see H.R. 2673), H6463 [9JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 473), H12917 [8DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2673), consideration of 
        conference report--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 458), 
        H11700 [20NO] (see H. Res. 465), H12306 [21NO]
      Airlines: reimburse airline industry for homeland security costs 
        (see S. 728), S4512 [27MR]
      Amtrak: authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 2572), H5813 [24JN]
      Armed Forces: expand Rest and Recuperation Leave program, 
        provide TRICARE eligibility for the Ready Reserve, continue 
        health insurance funding for mobilized reserve components, and 
        increase educational aid to Selected Reserve members (see H.R. 
        3317), H9613 [16OC]
      ------provide additional funds for deployment rotation and other 
        relief for U.S. troops serving in Iraq (see H.R. 3212), H9032 
        [30SE]
      ------reimburse members for cost of protective body armor 
        purchased by or on behalf of the member (see S. 1991), S16120 
        [9DE] (see H.R. 3615), H12308 [21NO]
      Assets for Independence Act: revise and extend (see S. 1786), 
        S13377 [28OC]
      Aviation: base apportionment of funds to airports on passenger 
        boardings during a certain period (see S. 772), S4702 [2AP]
      BIA: improve procedures for extension of Federal recognition to 
        certain Indian groups (see S. 462), S2839 [26FE]
      ------provide grants to ensure participation of local 
        Governments and tribes in Federal recognition proceedings (see 
        S. 463), S2839 [26FE]
      Budget: constitutional amendment to require balanced (see H.J. 
        Res. 22), H704 [13FE]
      ------constitutional amendment to require balanced and protect 
        Social Security surpluses (see S.J. Res. 2), S37 [7JA]
      ------constitutional amendment to require balanced budget and 
        greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation 
        (see H.J. Res. 6), H60 [7JA]
      ------constitutional amendment to require balanced (H.J. Res. 
        22), consideration (see H. Res. 275), H5366 [12JN]
      ------extend discretionary spending caps and pay-go for direct 
        spending (see H.R. 1175), H1743 [11MR] (see H.R. 1278), H1901 
        [13MR]
      ------reduce deficit by reducing wasteful spending (see H.R. 
        3164), H8904 [24SE]
      ------reform procedures to restrain congressional spending, 
        foster greater oversight, and account for accurate Government 
        agency costs (see H.R. 180), H58 [7JA]
      ------require balanced and protect Social Security surpluses 
        (see S. 689), S4275 [21MR]
      ------require the CBO and the Committee on Taxation (Joint) to 
        use dynamic economic modeling in addition to static economic 
        modeling in budgetary estimates of proposed changes in Federal 
        revenue law (see S. 675), S4166 [20MR]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (see S. 
        Con. Res. 23), S3881 [18MR] (see H. Con. Res. 95), H1908 
        [17MR]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), conference report--consideration (see H. Res. 191), 
        H3300 [10AP]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), consideration (see H. Res. 151), H2130 [19MR]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), consideration (H. Res. 151)--same-day consideration 
        (see H. Res. 152), H2130 [19MR]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 191)--
        same-day consideration (see H. Res. 190), H3050 [9AP]
      California: authorize appropriations for EPA conservation grants 
        and Corps of Engineers feasibility studies of certain water 
        projects (see S. 1413), S9414 [15JY]
      CERCLA: require public availability of accounting of funds used, 
        or required to be used, in response to release of a hazardous 
        substance, pollutant, or contaminant (see H.R. 1420), H2310 
        [25MR]
      Children and youth: improve access to books in early learning 
        and other child care programs and establish special postage 
        stamps to fund child literacy programs (see H.R. 126), H56 
        [7JA]
      ------make grants to establish antibullying programs (see H.R. 
        3692), H12919 [8DE]
      Climate: develop and coordinate a research program to assist 
        understanding, assessment, and prediction of abrupt climate 
        change (see S. 1164), S7188 [2JN]
      Coast Guard: authorizing appropriations (see S. 733), S4512 
        [27MR]
      ------authorizing appropriations and amending various laws 
        administered by the Coast Guard (see H.R. 2443), H5364 [12JN]
      ------authorizing appropriations and amending various laws 
        administered by the Coast Guard (H.R. 2443), consideration 
        (see H. Res. 416), H9980 [28OC]
      Coastal Zone Management Act: amend (see S. 218), S1479 [23JA] 
        (see S. 241), S1736 [29JA]
      Colin Powell Center for American Diplomacy: designate and 
        provide for museum visitor and educational outreach services 
        (see H.R. 1932), H3636 [1MY]
      Committee on Aging (Senate, Special): authorizing expenditures 
        (see S. Res. 38), S1813 [30JA]
      Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (Senate): 
        authorizing expenditures (see S. Res. 47), S1977 [5FE]
      Committee on Agriculture (House): authorizing expenditures (see 
        H. Res. 93), H1333 [25FE]
      Committee on Appropriations (House): create a Subcommittee on 
        Veterans' Affairs (see H. Res. 469), H12310 [21NO]
      Committee on Armed Services (House): authorizing expenditures 
        (see H. Res. 99), H1333 [25FE]
      Committee on Armed Services (Senate): authorizing expenditures 
        (see S. Res. 57), S2457 [13FE]
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate): 
        authorizing expenditures (see S. Res. 35), S1813 [30JA]
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate): 
        authorizing expenditures (see S. Res. 37), S1813 [30JA]
      Committee on Education and the Workforce (House): authorizing 
        expenditures (see H. Res. 80), H705 [13FE]
      Committee on Energy and Commerce (House): authorizing 
        expenditures (see H. Res. 75), H463 [12FE]
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate): authorizing 
        expenditures (see S. Res. 36), S1813 [30JA]
      Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate): authorizing 
        expenditures (see S. Res. 63), S2594 [24FE]
      Committee on Finance (Senate): authorizing expenditures (see S. 
        Res. 61), S2594 [24FE]
      Committee on Financial Services (House): authorizing 
        expenditures (see H. Res. 88), H1333 [25FE]
      Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate): authorizing 
        expenditures (see S. Res. 50), S2119 [10FE]
      Committee on Government Reform (House): authorizing expenditures 
        (see H. Res. 87), H1333 [25FE]
      Committee on Governmental Affairs (Senate): authorizing 
        expenditures (see S. Res. 51), S2188 [11FE]
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate): 
        authorizing expenditures (see S. Res. 39), S1813 [30JA]
      Committee on Homeland Security (House, Select): authorizing 
        expenditures (see H. Res. 77), H705 [13FE] (see H. Res. 110), 
        H1466 [27FE]
      Committee on House Administration (House): authorizing 
        expenditures (see H. Res. 135), H1746 [11MR]
      Committee on Indian Affairs (Senate): authorizing expenditures 
        (see S. Res. 64), S2701 [25FE]
      Committee on Intelligence (House, Select): authorizing 
        expenditures (see H. Res. 97), H1333 [25FE]
      Committee on Intelligence (Senate, Select): authorizing 
        expenditures (see S. Res. 27), S1736 [29JA]
      Committee on International Relations (House): authorizing 
        expenditures (see H. Res. 96), H1333 [25FE]
      Committee on Resources (House): authorizing expenditures (see H. 
        Res. 74), H463 [12FE]
      Committee on Rules and Administration (Senate): authorizing 
        expenditures (see S. Res. 60), S2522 [14FE]
      Committee on Rules (House): authorizing expenditures (see H. 
        Res. 73), H463 [12FE]
      Committee on Sciences (House): authorizing expenditures (see H. 
        Res. 89), H1333 [25FE] (see H. Res. 119), H1470 [3MR]
      Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Senate): 
        authorizing expenditures (see S. Res. 55), S2341 [12FE]
      Committee on Small Business (House): authorizing expenditures 
        (see H. Res. 83), H705 [13FE] (see H. Res. 145), H1908 [17MR]
      Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (House): authorizing 
        expenditures (see H. Res. 64), H391 [11FE]
      Committee on the Budget (House): authorizing expenditures (see 
        H. Res. 95), H1333 [25FE]
      Committee on the Budget (Senate): authorizing expenditures (see 
        S. Res. 56), S2341 [12FE]
      Committee on the Judiciary (House): authorizing expenditures 
        (see H. Res. 94), H1333 [25FE]
      Committee on the Judiciary (Senate): authorizing expenditures 
        (see S. Res. 65), S2701 [25FE]
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House): 
        authorizing expenditures (see H. Res. 92), H1333 [25FE]
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House): authorizing expenditures 
        (see H. Res. 90), H1333 [25FE] (see H. Res. 333), H7454 [23JY]
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs (Senate): authorizing 
        expenditures (see S. Res. 53), S2188 [11FE]
      Committee on Ways and Means (House): authorizing expenditures 
        (see H. Res. 91), H1333 [25FE]
      Committees of the House: authorizing expenditures (see H. Res. 
        146), H1908 [17MR] (see H. Res. 148), H1954 [18MR] (see H. 
        Res. 163), H2401 [26MR]
      ------extend period for availability of continuing expenses to 
        select and standing committees (see H. Res. 185), H3052 [9AP]
      Committees of the Senate: authorizing expenditures (see S. Res. 
        66), S2839 [26FE]
      Community Services Block Grant Act: provide for quality 
        improvements (see H.R. 3030), H8016 [5SE]
      ------revise and extend (see S. 1786), S13377 [28OC]
      Congo Basin Forest Partnership Program: authorize appropriations 
        (see H.R. 2264), H4737 [22MY]
      Constitutional amendments: line-item veto (see S.J. Res. 25), 
        S15187 [19NO] (see H.J. Res. 60), H5408 [16JN]
      ------require Members of Congress and the President to forfeit 
        certain compensation until all appropriations bills are 
        enacted (see H.J. Res. 53), H3408 [12AP]
      Continuing: making (see H.J. Res. 1, 2), H59 [7JA] (see H.J. 
        Res. 13), H171 [27JA] (see H.J. Res. 17, 18), H274 [4FE] (see 
        H.J. Res. 23), H704 [13FE] (see H.J. Res. 69), H8905 [24SE] 
        (see H.J. Res. 73), H9738 [20OC] (see H.J. Res. 75), H9981 
        [28OC] (see H.J. Res. 76), H10340 [4NO] (see H.J. Res. 78), 
        H11651 [19NO] (see H.J. Res. 79), H12309 [21NO]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 1), consideration (see H. Res. 15), H51 
        [7JA]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 2), consideration (see H. Res. 15), H51 
        [7JA]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 2), consideration of conference report 
        (see H. Res. 71), H698 [13FE]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 2), corrections in enrollment (see H. 
        Con. Res. 35), H462 [12FE]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 2), corrections in enrollment (H. Con. 
        Res. 35)--consideration (see H. Res. 71), H698 [13FE]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 13), consideration (see H. Res. 29), 
        H169 [27JA]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 18), consideration (see H. Res. 48), 
        H274 [4FE]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 73), consideration (see H. Res. 407), 
        H9737 [20OC]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 75), consideration (see H. Res. 417), 
        H9980 [28OC]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 76), consideration (see H. Res. 430), 
        H10339 [4NO]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 78), consideration (see H. Res. 450), 
        H11650 [19NO]
      ------making (H.J. Res. 79), consideration--same-day 
        consideration (see H. Res. 458), H11700 [20NO] (see H. Res. 
        465), H12306 [21NO]
      ------making to increase FHA loan limitations and require 
        compliance with such limitations, and to fund FAA Operations 
        Account Staff Offices (see H.J. Res. 82), H12920 [8DE]
      Corp. for National and Community Service: reauthorize and reform 
        national service laws (see S. 1274), S7980 [17JN]
      Correctional institutions: analyze the incidence and effects of 
        prison rape and provide information, resources, 
        recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from such 
        offenses (see S. 1435), S9638 [21JY] (see H.R. 1707), H3052 
        [9AP] (see H.R. 1765), H3303 [10AP]
      ------prohibit use of Federal funds for certain amenities and 
        personal comforts for inmates in Federal prisons (see H.R. 
        2296), H4787 [2JN]
      Courts: authorize grants for establishment of quasi-judicial 
        campus drug courts at colleges and universities (see S. 399), 
        S2457 [13FE]
      ------provide grants to assist State and local prosecutors and 
        law enforcement agencies with implementing juvenile and young 
        adult witness assistance programs (see H.R. 1786), H3351 
        [11AP]
      CPSC: reauthorize (see S. 1261), S7876 [13JN]
      Dept. of Agriculture: designate percentage of farmland 
        protection program funds for grants to encourage the purchase 
        of conservation easements by a State agency, county, or other 
        eligible entity (see H.R. 2703), H6603 [10JY]
      ------ensure availability of funds to provide technical 
        assistance for certain conservation programs (see H.R. 1907), 
        H3634 [1MY]
      ------organic food standards relative to livestock and dairy 
        production (see S. 457), S2839 [26FE] (see H.R. 955), H1460 
        [27FE]
      ------prohibit use of certain conservation funding to provide 
        technical assistance under the Conservation Reserve Program 
        (see S. 1766), S12969 [21OC]
      Dept. of Commerce: authorizing appropriations for the Technology 
        Administration (see S. 1395), S9303 [11JY]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (see S. 1050), S6070 [13MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (see S. 747), S4557 [31MR] 
        (see S. 1047), S6070 [13MY] (see H.R. 1588), H2819 [3AP]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), consideration 
        (see H. Res. 245), H4366 [20MY] (see H. Res. 247), H4527 
        [21MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 437), H10977 [6NO]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1588), consideration of 
        conference report (H. Res. 437)--same-day consideration (see 
        H. Res. 434), H10976 [6NO]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military construction (see 
        S. 1048), S6070 [13MY]
      ------making appropriations (see S. 1382), S9119 [9JY] (see H.R. 
        2658), H6271 [7JY]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, family 
        housing, and base realignment and closure (see S. 1357), S8725 
        [26JN] (see H.R. 2559), H5713 [23JN]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, family 
        housing, and base realignment and closure (H.R. 2559), 
        consideration (see H. Res. 298), H5928 [25JN]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, family 
        housing, and base realignment and closure (H.R. 2559), 
        consideration of conference report (see H. Res. 429), H10338 
        [4NO]
      ------promote national security by reforming personnel system, 
        equipment acquisition system, authorization process, and 
        interagency coordination of activities (see S. 927), S5433 
        [28AP]
      Dept. of Education: reduce size of core curriculum classes in 
        public elementary and secondary schools through grants (see 
        H.R. 3685), H12919 [8DE]
      Dept. of Energy: authorizing appropriations for defense 
        activities (see S. 1049), S6070 [13MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for Genomes to Life Program 
        (see S. 682), S4275 [21MR]
      ------authorizing appropriations for the Office of Science (see 
        S. 915), S5343 [11AP] (see H.R. 34), H52 [7JA]
      ------establish and fund catalysis science research and 
        development program (see S. 873), S5173 [10AP]
      Dept. of HHS: collect and disseminate information on quality 
        child care, develop child care training infrastructure, and 
        establish small business child care grant program (see S. 
        389), S2456 [13FE]
      ------establish grants to promote the well-being and educational 
        achievement of children through school-based health programs 
        (see H.R. 811), H701 [13FE]
      ------establish Offices of Women's Health (see S. 1304), S8300 
        [20JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: making appropriations (see H.R. 
        2555), H5713 [23JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2555), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 293), H5713 [23JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2555), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 374), H8490 [23SE]
      ------Office for Domestic Preparedness grant programs funding 
        (see H.R. 764), H699 [13FE]
      ------use Interior Repatriation Program for apprehended aliens 
        who repeatedly enter the U.S. illegally and request more funds 
        for such program (see H. Con. Res. 289), H8950 [25SE]
      ------waive limitation on the use of appropriated funds for the 
        State Homeland Security Grant Program (see S. 838), S5059 
        [9AP] (see H.R. 1915), H3635 [1MY]
      Dept. of HUD: reauthorize the HOPE VI Program for revitalization 
        of severely distressed public housing (see H.R. 1077), H1515 
        [4MR] (see H.R. 1614), H2820 [3AP]
      ------reauthorize the Public Housing Drug Elimination Program 
        (see H.R. 1981), H3682 [6MY]
      Dept. of Justice: authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 3036), 
        H8081 [9SE]
      ------authorizing appropriations for State Criminal Alien 
        Assistance Program (see H.R. 1519), H2514 [31MR]
      ------authorizing appropriations for the State Criminal Alien 
        Assistance Program (see S. 460), S2839 [26FE] (see H.R. 933), 
        H1395 [26FE] (see H.R. 1095), H1640 [5MR]
      ------extend authorization for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership 
        Grant Program (see S. 764), S4702 [2AP] (see H.R. 1708), H3300 
        [10AP]
      ------provide additional resources for investigation and 
        prosecution of identity theft and related credit card and 
        other fraud (see H.R. 3693), H12919 [8DE]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (see S. 790), S4824 
        [3AP] (see S. 925), S5433 [28AP] (see H.R. 1950), H3641 [5MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1950), consideration (see 
        H. Res. 316), H6706 [14JY]
      Dept. of the Interior: provide grants for the preservation of 
        historic courthouses (see H.R. 1589), H2819 [3AP]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (see S. 1391), S9244 [10JY] (see H.R. 2691), 
        H6602 [10JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2691), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 319), H6867 [15JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2691), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 418), H9980 [28OC]
      Dept. of Transportation: administration of cargo preference laws 
        (see S. 143), S230 [13JA]
      ------authorize appropriations for surface transportation 
        research and development (see H.R. 3551), H11701 [20NO] (see 
        H.R. 3577), H12306 [21NO]
      ------establish the National Rail Infrastructure Program (see 
        H.R. 1617), H2820 [3AP]
      ------funding for purchase of recycled materials for certain 
        surface transportation programs (see H.R. 2148), H4254 [19MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: authorize construction projects for 
        the purpose of improving, renovating, and updating VA patient 
        care facilities (see H.R. 1720), H3301 [10AP]
      ------dispense medications to veterans for prescriptions written 
        by private practitioners and provide Medicare coverage to 
        eligible veterans (see H.R. 1309), H1952 [18MR]
      ------improve allocation of health care resources to different 
        geographic regions in the U.S. (see S. 967), S5650 [1MY] (see 
        H.R. 270), H135 (see H.R. 271), H136 [8JA] (see H.R. 890), 
        H1332 [25FE]
      ------provide guaranteed adequate level of funding for veterans 
        health care (see S. 50), S36 [7JA]
      Depts. of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and 
        related agencies: making appropriations (see S. 1585), S11161 
        [5SE] (see H.R. 247), H135 [8JA] (see H.R. 2799), H7224 [21JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2799), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 326), H7224 [21JY]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (see S. 1356), S8725 [26JN] (see H.R. 
        246), H135 [8JA] (see H.R. 2618), H6261 [26JN] (see H.R. 
        2660), H6347 [8JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2660), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 312), H6347 [8JY]
      Depts. of Transportation and the Treasury, and independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (see S. 1589), S11186 [8SE] 
        (see H.R. 2989), H7837 [3SE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2989) consideration (see H. 
        Res. 351), H7838 [3SE]
      Depts. of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and sundry independent 
        agencies: making appropriations (see S. 1584), S11161 [5SE] 
        (see H.R. 2861), H7615 [24JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2861), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 338), H7615 [24JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2861), consideration (H. Res. 
        338)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 340), H7615 [24JY]
      Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act: authorize 
        appropriations to fully enforce and implement such Act and its 
        amendments (see S. 1538), S10618 [31JY]
      Disasters: making supplemental appropriations for disaster 
        relief (see H.R. 2859), H7615 [24JY]
      Diseases: authorize appropriations for global initiative to 
        combat polio (see H.R. 1892), H3570 [30AP]
      ------Depts. of HHS and Education asthma programs funding and 
        authority (see H.R. 2018), H3761 [7MY]
      ------improve data collection and dissemination between Federal 
        and State registries to enhance the treatment and research of 
        cancer (see S. 1899), S15287 [20NO]
      ------increased support and funding to combat juvenile diabetes 
        (see H. Con. Res. 107), H2270 [20MR]
      ------protect health of individuals receiving smallpox vaccine 
        and provide compensation to and access to care for individuals 
        sustaining injury as a result of smallpox vaccination (see 
        H.R. 865), H704 [13FE]
      District of Columbia: making appropriations (see S. 1583), 
        S11118 [4SE] (see H.R. 2765), H7084 [17JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2765), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 334), H7453 [23JY]
      ------provide budget autonomy (see S. 1267), S7926 [16JN] (see 
        H.R. 2472), H5407 [16JN]
      ------scholarship vouchers to provide school choice (see H.R. 
        684), H390 [11FE]
      Drug-Free Media Campaign Act: improve and authorize (see H.R. 
        2061), H3973 [9MY]
      Education: provide funding for student loan repayment for public 
        attorneys (see S. 1091), S6852 [21MY] (see H.R. 2198), H4528 
        [21MY]
      ------provide general revenue sharing and assistance for States 
        and local governments (see H.R. 2335), H4977 [4JN]
      ------spending of a greater percentage of Federal tax dollars on 
        children's classrooms (see H.R. 2884), H7616 [24JY]
      ------voucher program to provide school choice (see S. 1551), 
        S10618 [31JY]
      Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund: authorize 
        additional appropriations (see H.R. 2121), H4203 [15MY]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 2107), H4130 [14MY] (see H.R. 2394), 
        H5088 [9JN]
      ------require GAO report on whether amounts appropriated to 
        carry out grant programs are adequate to permit recipients to 
        meet the conditions imposed by receipt of the grant (see H.R. 
        3341), H9737 [20OC]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (see S. 
        1424), S9592 [17JY] (see H.R. 2754), H7019 [16JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2754), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 444), H11358 [17NO]
      FAA: authorizing appropriations for civil aviation research and 
        development projects and activities (see H.R. 2734), H6868 
        [15JY]
      ------promote development of commercial space transportation and 
        authorize appropriations for the Office of the Administrator 
        for Commercial Space Transportation (see S. 1260), S7876 
        [13JN] (see H.R. 3245), H9213 [2OC]
      ------reauthorize (see S. 824), S4957 [8AP]
      ------reauthorize programs (see S. 1618), S11568 [16SE] (see 
        H.R. 2115), H4203 [15MY]
      ------reauthorize programs (H.R. 2115), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 265), H5173 [10JN]
      ------reauthorize programs (H.R. 2115), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 422), H10129 [29OC]
      ------reauthorize programs (H.R. 2115), recommittal of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 377), H8904 [24SE]
      ------reauthorize the Essential Air Service Program (see S. 
        964), S5541 [30AP]
      FCC: reauthorize (see S. 1264), S7876 [13JN]
      Federal contracts: ensure public accountability, efficient 
        delivery of services, reasonable cost savings, and prevention 
        of unwarranted expenses (see H.R. 3426), H10236 [30OC]
      Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act: authorize 
        appropriations (see H.R. 2692), H6602 [10JY]
      Federal Maritime Commission: authorize appropriations (see S. 
        1244), S7718 [11JN]
      Financial institutions: provide for direct and accurate 
        compensation to financial institutions for providing various 
        critical depositary and financial agency services for or on 
        behalf of the U.S. (see H.R. 3183), H8949 [25SE]
      Fish and fishing: extend reimbursement period under the 
        Fisherman's Protective Act and reauthorize the Yukon River 
        Restoration and Enhancement Fund (see H.R. 2048), H3973 [9MY]
      Foreign aid: authorizing appropriations for foreign assistance 
        programs (see S. 1161), S7381 [4JN]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (see S. 1426), S9592 [17JY] (see H.R. 
        2800), H7224 [21JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2800), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 327), H7224 [21JY]
      Foundation for the National Institutes of Health: improve (see 
        S. 314), S1977 [5FE]
      FTC: reauthorize (see S. 1234), S7718 [11JN]
      Government: extend and strengthen procedures to maintain fiscal 
        accountability and responsibility (see S. 90), S37 [7JA]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (see S. 1689), S12193 [30SE] (see H.R. 3289), H9384 [14OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration (see H. Res. 396), H9477 [15OC] 
        (see H. Res. 401), H9612 [16OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration of conference report (see H. Res. 
        424), H10235 [30OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        (H.R. 3289), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 
        424)--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 421), H10129 [29OC]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (see S. 762), S4629 [1AP] (see H.R. 1559), 
        H2702 [2AP]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (H.R. 1559), consideration (see H. Res. 
        172), H2702 [2AP]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for the war in Iraq and 
        homeland security (H.R. 1559), consideration of conference 
        report--same-day consideration (see H. Res. 192), H3300 [10AP] 
        (see H. Res. 197), H3354 [11AP]
      ------require a bifurcated vote and certain other conditions 
        relative to making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (see H. Con. Res. 296), H9376 [8OC]
      Head Start Program: provide additional funding for States with 
        increased numbers of children eligible for participation (see 
        H.R. 2563), H5713 [23JN]
      ------reauthorize (see S. 1940), S15812 [24NO]
      ------reauthorize and improve (see S. 1483), S10140 [29JY] (see 
        H.R. 2210), H4734 [22MY]
      ------reauthorize and improve (H.R. 2210), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 336), H7453 [23JY]
      Health: development of microbicides to prevent the transmission 
        of HIV and other diseases (see S. 859), S5173 [10AP]
      ------establish demonstration projects for States to provide 
        universal, comprehensive, and cost-effective health care 
        coverage with simplified administration (see H.R. 2979), H7784 
        [25JY]
      ------tax treatment of certain medical savings accounts and 
        provide for medical freedom accounts under the Medicaid and 
        State Children's Health Insurance Program (see H.R. 2114), 
        H4203 [15MY]
      Health care facilities: provide grants to health centers for 
        facility construction, modernization, replacement, and major 
        equipment purchases (see S. 673), S4165 [20MR] (see H.R. 
        1386), H2269 [20MR]
      House of Representatives: require that excess amounts from 
        Members' official allowances be applied to deficit reduction 
        (see H.R. 297), H136 [8JA] (see H.R. 921), H1394 [26FE] (see 
        H.R. 2412), H5174 [10JN]
      House Rules: establish a discretionary spending ledger and a 
        mandatory spending ledger (see H. Res. 133), H1681 [6MR]
      Housing: analyze potential impacts of rules proposed by certain 
        agencies (see H.R. 730), H460 [12FE]
      ------provide affordability and ensure a competitive North 
        American market for softwood lumber (see S. Con. Res. 22), 
        S3730 [13MR] (see H. Con. Res. 197), H4738 [22MY]
      Human rights: authorizing appropriations for domestic and 
        foreign treatment centers for victims of torture and U.S. 
        contributions to the U.N. Voluntary Fund for Victims of 
        Torture (see S. 854), S5173 [10AP]
      IMF: require appropriations to cover the estimated subsidy costs 
        of monetary resources provided by the U.S. (see H.R. 3533), 
        H11650 [19NO]
      Indian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend (see S. 
        556), S3252 [6MR]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see S. 133), S133 [9JA] (see S. 939), S5483 
        [29AP] (see H.R. 823), H702 (see H.R. 864), H704 [13FE] (see 
        H.R. 1094), H1640 [5MR] (see H.R. 1398), H2269 [20MR] (see 
        H.R. 1564), H2702 [2AP]
      ------establish a method to provide outcome-based funding 
        increases to States (see H.R. 1576), H2703 [2AP]
      ------reauthorize (see S. 1248), S7831 [12JN] (see H.R. 1350), 
        H2131 [19MR]
      ------reauthorize (H.R. 1350), consideration (see H. Res. 206), 
        H3450 [29AP]
      Insurance: extend Federal funding for operation of State high 
        risk health insurance pools (see H.R. 1110), H1678 [6MR]
      Intelligence services: authorizing appropriations (see S. 1025), 
        S5950 [8MY] (see H.R. 2417), H5265 [11JN]
      ------authorizing appropriations (H.R. 2417), consideration (see 
        H. Res. 295), H5813 [24JN]
      ------authorizing appropriations (H.R. 2417), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 451), H11650 [19NO]
      ------authorizing appropriations (H.R. 2417), consideration--
        same-day consideration (see H. Res. 292), H5713 [23JN]
      International Fund for Ireland: authorizing appropriations for 
        U.S. contributions (see S. 872), S5173 [10AP] (see H.R. 1208), 
        H1745 [11MR]
      Iran Nonproliferation Act: make certain payments to the Russian 
        Aviation and Space Agency for the safety and maintenance of 
        the International Space Station (see H.R. 1001), H1462 [27FE]
      Iraq: support continued U.S. engagement to ensure a peaceful, 
        stable, unified country with a representative government (see 
        H. Con. Res. 249), H7329 [22JY]
      ------support continued U.S. engagement to ensure a peaceful, 
        stable, unified country with a representative government and 
        encourage U.N. and NATO assistance (see H. Con. Res. 245), 
        H7019 [16JY]
      Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: authorizing 
        appropriations (see S. 1757), S12838 [17OC] (see H.R. 3198), 
        H9032 [30SE]
      Keweenaw National Historical Park: decrease matching funds 
        requirement and authorize further appropriations (see S. 
        1338), S8725 [26JN] (see H.R. 2411), H5174 [10JN]
      Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: prohibit foreign 
        assistance and assistance to the Korean Peninsula Development 
        Organization (see S. 145), S230 [13JA]
      Languages: repeal Executive order on providing access to Federal 
        programs and activities for persons with limited English 
        proficiency (see H.R. 300), H137 [8JA]
      Law enforcement: authorize a grant program to eliminate the 
        nationwide backlog of DNA analyses and obtain a DNA sample 
        from every person convicted of a qualifying offense (see H.R. 
        537), H318 [5FE]
      ------authorize State grants to fund arrangements between local 
        police and public accommodations for emergency domestic 
        violence shelters (see H.R. 777), H700 [13FE]
      ------community policing programs (see S. 679), S4166 [20MR] 
        (see H.R. 3449), H10457 [5NO]
      ------ensure adequate funding is provided for certain high 
        intensity drug trafficking areas (see H.R. 1599), H2819 [3AP]
      ------waive certain restrictions for grants awarded to hire or 
        rehire career law enforcement officers under the Community 
        Oriented Policing Services grant program (see H.R. 2943), 
        H7783 [25JY]
      Legislative branch of the Government: making appropriations (see 
        S. 1383), S9119 [9JY] (see H.R. 2657), H6271 [7JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2657), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 311), H6347 [8JY]
      Local government: require adoption of a health standard 
        establishing a legal presumption that heart, lung, and 
        respiratory disease are occupational diseases for public 
        safety officers (see H.R. 3565), H11701 [20NO]
      Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act: revise and extend (see S. 
        1786), S13377 [28OC]
      Maritime Administration: authorizing appropriations (see S. 
        1262), S7876 [13JN]
      Medicare: coverage of outpatient prescription drugs (see S. 7), 
        S34 [7JA] (see H.R. 38), H53 [7JA] (see H.R. 1045), H1470 
        [3MR] (see H.R. 1568), H2702 [2AP] (see H.R. 2498), H5467 
        [17JN] (see H.R. 3299), H9477 [15OC]
      ------establish a safety net outpatient prescription drug 
        program for certain indigent beneficiaries (see H.R. 3332), 
        H9687 [17OC]
      ------establish voluntary outpatient prescription drug coverage 
        program and modernize and reform payments and the regulatory 
        structure (see H.R. 1199), H1744 [11MR]
      ------establish voluntary outpatient prescription drug discount 
        and security program (see S. 778), S4823 [3AP] (see H.R. 
        2578), H5813 [24JN]
      Members of Congress: modify law providing a permanent 
        appropriation for compensation (see H.R. 1881), H3570 [30AP]
      Museum and Library Services Act: reauthorize (see S. 238), S1736 
        [29JA] (see S. 888), S5342 [11AP] (see H.R. 13), H52 [7JA]
      National Affordable Housing Act: raise minimum State allocation 
        (see S. 1851), S14804 [12NO]
      National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: funding (see 
        S. 773), S4703 [2AP]
      National Endowment for the Arts: repeal State grant limitations 
        (see H.R. 1490), H2471 [27MR]
      National Family Caregiver Support Program: funding (see H. Con. 
        Res. 228), H5814 [24JN]
      National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act: increase 
        certain education funding to improve access to the arts (see 
        H.R. 3248), H9214 [2OC]
      National Public Health Initiative on Diabetes and Women's 
        Health: funding and implementation (see H. Con. Res. 186), 
        H4368 [20MY]
      National School Lunch Act: fruit and vegetable pilot program 
        funding (see S. 870), S5173 [10AP] (see S. 1393), S9244 [10JY] 
        (see H.R. 2832), H7454 [23JY]
      National security: authorize appropriations for border and 
        transportation security personnel and technology (see S. 539), 
        S3163 [5MR] (see H.R. 1096), H1640 [5MR]
      ------commemorate anniversary and commitment to development of 
        national missile defense system (see H. Con. Res. 82), H1681 
        [6MR]
      ------establish a task force to assess State and local 
        capabilities in dealing with terrorism and make grants to such 
        jurisdictions to achieve those capabilities (see H.R. 3158), 
        H8904 [24SE]
      ------invest a minimum of 4 percent of gross domestic product on 
        national defense (see H. Con. Res. 92), H1902 [13MR]
      ------provide State and local governments with flexibility in 
        using homeland security funding (see S. 909), S5343 [11AP]
      ------U.S. policy relative to deployment of a national missile 
        defense system (see H.R. 1453), H2401 [26MR]
      ------U.S. policy relative to deployment of a national missile 
        defense system capable of defending U.S. allies against 
        ballistic missile attack (see H.R. 1454), H2401 [26MR]
      National Telecommunications and Information Administration: 
        reauthorize (see S. 1478), S10045 [28JY]
      National wildlife refuges: reauthorize volunteer programs and 
        community partnerships (see H.R. 2408), H5173 [10JN]
      Native Americans: authorize tribes to coordinate and integrate 
        Federal funding dedicated to the development of communities 
        (see S. 1528), S10618 [31JY]
      ------provide equitable funding for tribal transportation 
        programs (see S. 1122), S6978 [22MY]
      New Jersey: authorize appropriations for the Coastal Heritage 
        Trail Route (see H.R. 3070), H8174 [10SE]
      NIH: breast cancer early detection and mortality rate reduction 
        research funding (see H.R. 1241), H1811 [12MR]
      ------continuation of Pediatric Research Initiative (see S. 
        1579), S11032 [3SE]
      ------provide for Alzheimer's disease research and demonstration 
        grants (see S. 566), S3253 [6MR] (see H.R. 1138), H1679 [6MR]
      No Child Left Behind Act: authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 
        1564), H2702 [2AP]
      ------ensure appropriate balance between resources and 
        accountability (see S. 1189), S7476 [5JN]
      ------implementation (see S. Res. 22), S1069 [16JA]
      ------modify requirements on adequate yearly progress and 
        assessments to allow more flexibility in measuring progress 
        (see H.R. 3049), H8081 [9SE]
      ------suspend certain amendments that are not fully funded (see 
        H.R. 2366), H5043 [5JN]
      NOAA: reauthorize (see S. 1401), S9328 [14JY]
      NTSB: authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 1527), H2585 [1AP]
      ------authorizing appropriations (H.R. 1527), consideration (see 
        H. Res. 229), H4010 [13MY]
      ------reauthorize (see S. 579), S3369 [7MR]
      Office of National Drug Control Policy: reauthorize (see S. 
        1860), S14804 [12NO] (see H.R. 2086), H4129 [14MY]
      Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act: reauthorize Matching 
        Grant Program for School Security (see H.R. 2685), H6464 [9JY]
      Parks and recreation areas: provide grants to States to improve 
        safety at public playgrounds (see H.R. 2041), H3857 [8MY]
      Patent and Trademark Office: adjust fees so that fees collected 
        in any fiscal year equals the amount of funding received for 
        that fiscal year (see H.R. 909), H1333 [25FE]
      Peace Corps: authorizing appropriations (see S. 925), S5433 
        [28AP] (see H.R. 1145), H1680 [6MR]
      ------funding (see H. Con. Res. 61), H1465 [27FE]
      Pesticides: making supplemental appropriations to ensure 
        inclusion in State source water assessment programs (see H.R. 
        2804), H7225 [21JY]
      Population: prohibit any Federal official from expending any 
        Federal funds for any population control or population 
        planning program or any family planning activity (see H.R. 
        1548), H2586 [1AP]
      Poverty: authorize Millennium Challenge assistance to reduce 
        global poverty through increased economic growth by supporting 
        a new compact for global development (see S. 1160), S7381 
        [4JN]
      Public debt: ceiling (see H.R. 2156), H4367 [20MY] (see H.J. 
        Res. 51), H3354 [11AP]
      Public welfare programs: reauthorize and improve the Temporary 
        Assistance for Needy Families Programs operated by Indian 
        tribes (see S. 751), S4629 [1AP] (see H.R. 2770), H7085 [17JY]
      Public Works and Economic Development Act: reauthorize and 
        improve programs (see H.R. 2454), H5365 [12JN] (see H.R. 
        2535), H5662 [19JN]
      Railroads: authorizing appropriations for the Federal railroad 
        safety program (see S. 1402), S9328 [14JY]
      Reclamation Safety of Dams Act: authorize appropriations (see S. 
        1727), S12533 [14OC]
      Roads and highways: extend certain Highway Trust Fund highway, 
        safety, and transit programs pending reauthorization of the 
        Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (see S. 1640), 
        S11753 [22SE] (see H.R. 3087), H8282 (see H.R. 3088), H8283 
        [16SE]
      ------extend certain Highway Trust Fund safety programs pending 
        reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
        Century (see S. 1646), S11832 [23SE]
      ------maintenance funding for public roads used by school buses 
        serving certain Indian reservations (see S. 528), S3162 [5MR] 
        (see H.R. 1107), H1641 [5MR]
      ------provide the Highway Trust Fund additional funding for 
        Indian reservation roads (see S. 725), S4512 [27MR] (see S. 
        1165), S7188 [2JN] (see H.R. 2331), H4977 [4JN]
      SBA: increase amount to be reserved for women's business center 
        programs sustainability grants (see S. 1247), S7831 [12JN]
      ------reauthorize assistance programs for small business 
        concerns owned and controlled by women (see S. 1154), S7135 
        [23MY]
      Schools: establish State revolving funds for school construction 
        (see H.R. 1844), H3451 [29AP]
      ------prohibit funding to any State or local educational agency 
        that distributes or provides postcoital emergency 
        contraception (see H.R. 926), H1394 [26FE]
      Science: authorize appropriations for nanoscience, 
        nanoengineering, and nanotechnology research (see S. 189), 
        S1069 [16JA]
      ------prohibit Federal funding for human cloning research (see 
        H.R. 938), H1395 [26FE]
      ------prohibit Federal funding for human cloning research and 
        encourage equivalent restrictions by other countries (see H.R. 
        916), H1333 [25FE]
      Senate Rules: amend relative to points of order against 
        unauthorized appropriations, new matter, or nongermane matter 
        in legislation, amendments, and conference reports (see S. 
        Res. 173), S7980 [17JN]
      Sewage disposal: sewer overflow control grants appropriations 
        (see S. 567), S3253 [6MR] (see H.R. 784), H700 [13FE]
      Small business: analyze potential impacts of rules proposed by 
        certain agencies (see H.R. 2345), H5042 [5JN]
      Solid Waste Disposal Act: provide funding for cleanup of methyl 
        tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) contamination from underground 
        storage tanks (see H.R. 1122), H1679 [6MR]
      ------require compliance with leak detection and prevention 
        standards for underground storage tanks and provide funding 
        for cleanup of sites contaminated by methyl tertiary-butyl 
        ether (MTBE) (see S. 195), S1144 [17JA] (see H.R. 2733), H6868 
        [15JY] (see H.R. 3231), H9213 [2OC]
      Sport Fish Restoration Act: reauthorize (see S. 1669), S12056 
        [26SE]
      States: provide incentive funds for having certain laws in 
        effect (see H.R. 900), H1332 [25FE]
      Surface Transportation Board: authorizing appropriations (see S. 
        1389), S9244 [10JY]
      ------authorizing appropriations to enhance railroad competition 
        (see H.R. 2192), H4527 [21MY]
      Taxation: increase taxes on certain alcoholic beverages and 
        provide additional funds for alcohol abuse prevention programs 
        (see H.R. 2252), H4736 [22MY]
      ------reinstate Superfund and oil spill excise taxes and extend 
        leaking underground storage tank taxes (see H.R. 610), H321 
        [5FE]
      Television: provide grants to train court reporters and other 
        individuals to become real-time writers to meet requirements 
        for closed captioning of video programming (see S. 480), S2920 
        [27FE] (see H.R. 970), H1461 [27FE]
      Terrorism: establish a realistic, threat-based allocation of 
        grant funds for first responders (see H.R. 2512), H5551 [18JN]
      ------provide grants to enhance the ability of first responders 
        to respond to incidents of terrorism, including incidents 
        involving weapons of mass destruction (see S. 466), S2919 
        [27FE] (see S. 930), S5434 [28AP] (see S. Res. 34), S1736 
        [29JA] (see H.R. 1389), H2269 [20MR] (see H. Res. 78), H705 
        [13FE]
      ------provide grants to enhance the ability of first responders 
        to respond to incidents of terrorism, including incidents 
        involving weapons of mass destruction and improve security of 
        infrastructure (see H.R. 1449), H2401 [26MR]
      Trafficking Victims Protection Act: authorizing appropriations 
        (see S. 1830), S14176 [6NO] (see H.R. 2620), H6261 [26JN]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (see S. 1072), S6507 [15MY] (see 
        H.R. 2088), H4129 [14MY] (see H.R. 3550), H11700 [20NO]
      ------provide assistance for the construction of certain air 
        traffic control towers (see H.R. 753), H462 [12FE]
      U.S. Fire Administration: reauthorize (see S. 1152), S7135 
        [23MY]
      U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution: 
        reauthorize (see S. 163), S848 [15JA] (see H.R. 421), H218 
        [28JA]
      U.S. Weather Research Program: authorizing appropriations (see 
        H.R. 268), H135 [8JA]
      Veterans: expand presumption of service-connection for certain 
        diseases of former POW, enhance Dose Reconstruction Program, 
        and enhance and fund certain other epidemiological studies 
        (see S. 1281), S8125 [18JN]
      ------health care funding (see H.R. 2318), H4976 [4JN] (see H.R. 
        2475), H5407 [16JN]
      Water: authorize appropriations for State water pollution 
        control revolving funds (see S. 170), S848 [15JA] (see H.R. 
        20), H52 [7JA] (see H.R. 1560), H2702 [2AP]
      Water Resources Development Act: limit the non-Federal share of 
        the cost of shore protection projects (see H.R. 2245), H4736 
        [22MY]
      White County Bridge Commission: provide for audit of the New 
        Harmony Bridge and fill membership vacancies (see H.R. 1203), 
        H1745 [11MR]
      Wildfires: making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        disaster relief activities associated with California 
        wildfires (see H.R. 3407), H10235 [30OC]
      YMCA: authorizing appropriations to implement program for teens 
        providing productive activities during after-school hours (see 
        S. 1201), S7476 [5JN]
  Cloture motions
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2673), conference 
        report, S16083 [9DE]
      FAA: reauthorize programs (H.R. 2115), conference report, S14858 
        [12NO], S14951 [17NO]
  Conference reports
      Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies 
        Programs Appropriations (H.R. 2673), H12323-H12746 [25NO]
      Aviation Investment and Revitalization Vision Act (H.R. 2115), 
        H7718-H7771 [25JY]
      Continuing Appropriations (H.J. Res. 2), H707-H1276 [12FE]
      Dept. of Defense Appropriations for Military Activities and 
        Prescribing Personnel Strengths (H.R. 1588), H10563-H10973 
        [6NO]
      Dept. of Defense Appropriations for Military Construction, 
        Family Housing, and Base Realignment and Closure (H.R. 2559), 
        H10253-H10281 [4NO]
      Dept. of Defense Appropriations (H.R. 2658), H8500-H8784 [24SE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security Appropriations (H.R. 2555), H8425-
        H8459 [23SE]
      Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations (H.R. 
        2691), H9898-H9959 [28OC]
      Energy and Water Development Appropriations (H.R. 2754), H11010-
        H11118 [7NO]
      FAA Programs Reauthorization (H.R. 2115), H10008-H10054 [29OC]
      Intelligence Services Appropriations (H.R. 2417), H11605-H11622 
        [19NO]
      Legislative Branch of the Government Appropriations (H.R. 2657), 
        H8385-H8399 [18SE]
      Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations (H.R. 2673), H12323-H12746 
        [25NO]
      Setting Forth the Federal Budget for 2003-2013 (H. Con. Res. 
        95), H3194-H3230 [10AP]
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan (H.R. 3289), 
        H10139-H10157 [30OC]
      War in Iraq and Homeland Security Supplemental Appropriations 
        (H.R. 1559), H3357-H3385 [12AP]
  Cost Estimates
      Continuing appropriations (H.J. Res. 2): CBO, S2572 [24FE]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (S. 
        1248): CBO, S14795-S14798 [12NO]
  Excerpts
      Budget Enforcement Act: off-budget status of old-age, survivors, 
        and disability insurance trust funds, S3006 [3MR]
      Dept. of Defense appropriations for military activities, 
        prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction: 
        ban research and development of low-yield nuclear weapons 
        (1994), S6685 [20MY]
      Energy and Water Development Appropriations: Committee on 
        Appropriations (House) (H.R. 2754) (H. Rept. 108-212), S11445 
        [15SE]
      Previous report language on National Institute of General 
        Medical Sciences behavioral research funding, S11332 [10SE]
      Setting forth the Federal budget for 2003-2013 conference report 
        (H. Con. Res. 95): public debt and Social Security trust fund 
        provisions, S5795 [7MY]
      Statutes relative to National Institute of General Medical 
        Sciences behavioral research funding, S11333 [10SE]
  Explanations
      National Guard and Reserve Readiness Needs: Roger C. Schultz, 
        National Guard, S4134 [20MR]
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan (S. 1689): 
        Committee on Appropriations (Senate), S12221-S12227 [1OC]
      Women's Small Business Programs Improvement Act (S. 1154), S7151 
        [23MY]
  Factsheets
      Education Funding, H6509-H6511 [10JY]
      House Republican Record on Education Funding, H6503-H6505 [10JY]
      House Republican Record on Pell Grants, H6513 [10JY]
      Intelligence Services Appropriations (H.R. 2417), H5880 [25JN]
      Parental Attitudes Towards Sex Education: Coalition for 
        Adolescent Sexual Health, E263 [13FE]
      Yazoo Basin Backwater Pumping Plant, S1399 [23JA]
  Hearings
      U.S. operations costs in Iraq: Committee on Armed Services 
        (Senate), S9460 [16JY]
  Letters
      Air Force procurement of tanker aircraft funding: Paul D. 
        Wolfowitz, Dept. of Defense, S14485 [12NO], H10986, H10994 
        [7NO]
      Allocation of foreign aid to Turkey: Condoleezza Rice, Executive 
        Office of the President, H2759 [3AP]
      Amtrak funding: David L. Gunn, Amtrak, S1049 [16JA]
      Application of certain goals that would subject Federal 
        employees to public-private competitions or convert work to 
        private contractors: Bobbie Kilberg, Northern Virginia 
        Technology Council, S1377 [23JA]
      ------Gary Engebreison, Contract Services Association of 
        America, S1377 [23JA]
      ------Harris N. Miller, Information Technology Association of 
        America, S1377 [23JA]
      ------Stan Z. Soloway, Professional Services Council, S1377 
        [23JA]
      Assist State and local governments implementation of Bush 
        administration's smallpox vaccination plan: George C. 
        Benjamin, American Public Health Association, S1017 [16JA]
      Aviation Security Capital Fund usage flexibility: Thomas J. 
        Ridge, Sec. of Homeland Security, S7791 [12JN]
      BIA and Dept. of the Interior Office of Special Trustee 
        reorganization funding: Keith Harper, Native American Rights 
        Fund (organization), S11717 [18SE]
      ------Tex G. Hall, National Congress of American Indians, S11716 
        [18SE]
      Budget reconciliation process: Alan Frumin, S5296 [11AP]
      Business-related riders in the omnibus appropriations bill: R. 
        Bruce Josten, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, S1376 [23JA]
      Campus Classmate Offenders in Rehabilitation and Treatment 
        (CORT) Act: Karen Freeman-Wilson, National Association of Drug 
        Court Professionals, S2474 [13FE]
      Child abuse programs funding: Dan M. Alsobrooks, National 
        District Attorneys Association, H2425 [27MR]
      Civil service protection for Dept. of Defense civilian 
        employees: Bobby L. Harnage, Sr., American Federation of 
        Government Employees, H4553 [22MY]
      ------Carol A. Bonosaro and G. Jerry Shaw, Senior Executives 
        Association, H4553 [22MY]
      ------Charles M. Loveless, American Federation of State, County 
        and Municipal Employees, H4553 [22MY]
      ------Colleen M. Kelley, National Treasury Employees Union, 
        H4554 [22MY]
      ------Michael B. Styles, Federal Managers Association, H4552 
        [22MY]
      Clarify exemption of certain small engines from California air 
        emission regulations and develop a national emissions 
        standard: Alan C. Lloyd, California Air Resources Board, 
        S14476 [12NO]
      ------John E. Hornback, Southeastern States Air Resource 
        Managers, Inc., S14475 [12NO], S14929 [17NO]
      ------R. Steven Brown and S. William Becker, S14476 [12NO]
      ------William Pound, National Conference of State Legislatures, 
        S14475 [12NO]
      Clarify restrictions on location of Coast Guard Museum in New 
        London, CT: T.J. Barrett, Coast Guard, H10419 [5NO]
      Coast Guard Research and Development Center funding: Dennis K. 
        McBride, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, S9878 [24JY]
      ------Senator Dodd, S9878 [24JY]
      Combat piracy of copyrighted materials: Daniel F. Burton, 
        Entrust, Inc., S9110 [9JY]
      ------Frederic Hirsch, Interactive Digital Software Association, 
        S9110 [9JY]
      ------Ivan Gavin, EMI Group (business), S9109 [9JY]
      ------Ken Inouye, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., 
        S9109 [9JY]
      ------Mitch Glazer, Recording Industry Association of America, 
        S9108 [9JY]
      ------Mitch Rose, Walt Disney Co., S9109 [9JY]
      ------Robert Holleyman, Business Software Alliance, S9109 [9JY]
      ------Stephen C. Richards, Network Associates, Inc., S9109 [9JY]
      Contract Tower Program expansion to visual flight rule (VFR) 
        towers: Jerry Tuso, Professional Air Traffic Controllers 
        Organization, S14944 [17NO]
      ------Kenneth M. Mead, Dept. of Transportation, S14943 [17NO]
      Corp. for National and Community Service funding: several 
        Governors, H7642 [25JY]
      Delaware River main channel deepening project funding: Jeffrey 
        L. Nash, Delaware River Port Authority, H7127 [18JY]
      Dept. of Defense appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths: Representative Boehlert, 
        Committee on Science (House), H4601 [22MY]
      Dept. of Defense funding: Richard B. Myers, Joint Chiefs of 
        Staff Chair, H665 [13FE]
      Dept. of HUD section 8 housing vouchers programs funding: 
        several housing and real estate organizations, E382 [6MR]
      Dept. of Justice State Criminal Alien Assistance Program: George 
        W. Bush (1997), S2987 [27FE]
      Dept. of Labor proposal to implement regulations that negate 
        Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements: Dennis 
        Slocumb, International Union of Police Associations, S11202 
        [9SE]
      ------William J. Johnson, National Association of Police 
        Organizations, Inc., S11202 [9SE]
      Dept. of State appropriations: Paul V. Kelly, Dept. of State, 
        S4856 [3AP]
      Dept. of the Treasury Office of Intelligence and Analysis 
        establishment: John W. Snow, Sec. of the Treasury, S15357 
        [21NO]
      ------Senators Shelby and Sarbanes, Committee on Banking, 
        Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate), S15357 [21NO]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced 
        Services initiative funding: Beth Moten, American Federation 
        of Government Employees, S14498 [12NO]
      ------David W. Gorman, DAV, S14502, S14508 [12NO]
      ------Delatorro L. McNeal, Paralyzed Veterans of America 
        (organization), S14502, S14508 [12NO]
      ------Gerard M. Kelly, Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 
        S14499 [12NO]
      ------John A. Brieden III, American Legion, S14497 [12NO]
      ------Robert E. Wallace, VFW, S14501, S14508 [12NO]
      ------Thomas H. Corey, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., S14497 
        [12NO]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs health care funding to meet the needs 
        of troops returning from Iraq: Edward R. Heath, Sr., DAV, 
        S4749 [3AP]
      ------Richard B. Fuller, Paralyzed Veterans of America 
        (organization), S4749 [3AP]
      ------Steve A. Robertson, American Legion, S4749 [3AP]
      Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge land acquisition 
        funding: Eric Alvarez, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, H10203 
        [30OC]
      ------Gale A. Norton, Sec. of the Interior, H10204 [30OC]
      Devils Lake, ND, flood control outlet construction project 
        funding: Raymond Chretien, Canadian Embassy, S1393 [23JA]
      ------several environmental groups, S1393 [23JA]
      Education funding: Roderick Paige, Sec. of Education, S96 [9JA]
      Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance 
        Programs funding: Joseph Samuels, Jr., International 
        Association of Chiefs of Police, S1060 [16JA]
      ------Paul E. Patton and Dirk Kempthorne, National Governors 
        Association, S1060 [16JA]
      ------William J. Johnson, National Association of Police 
        Organizations, S1060 [16JA]
      Emergency agriculture assistance: several agricultural 
        organizations, S1167 [17JA]
      Emergency supplemental assistance to combat the growing 
        humanitarian crisis in sub-Saharan Africa: Alliance for Food 
        Security, S1232 [21JA]
      Enhance the ability of first responders to respond to incidents 
        of terrorism funding: Joseph Graham (Gray) Davis, Jr., 
        Governor of California, S4096 [20MR]
      Essential Air Service Program funding: Aliceann Wohlbruck, 
        National Association of Development Organizations, S7799 
        [12JN]
      ------Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, S7798 [12JN]
      ------Donald E. Carroll, Mayor of Alamagordo, NM, S7798 [12JN]
      ------John D. (Mike) Rice, New Mexico Aviation Division, S7798 
        [12JN]
      ------several Representatives, S12366 [2OC], S13116 [23OC]
      ------several Senators, S12366 [2OC], S13116 [23OC]
      Excellence in Economic Education Act funding: David McClain, 
        Hawaii Council on Economic Education, S10951 [2SE]
      ------John B. Kelley, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, 
        S10950 [2SE]
      ------John M. Knox, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, S10951 
        [2SE]
      ------Kristine Castagnaro, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, 
        S10951 [2SE]
      ------Richard Rankin, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, 
        S10951 [2SE]
      ------Will Sanburn, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, S10951 
        [2SE]
      Expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS, 
        malaria, and tuberculosis: Jodi L. Jacobson, Center for Health 
        and Gender Equity, S9555 [17JY]
      ------Joseph F. O'Neill, Office of National AIDS Policy, S9549 
        [17JY]
      ------Leonard S. Rubenstein, Physicians for Human Rights 
        (organization), S9555 [17JY]
      ------Linda Bales, General Board of Church & Society of the 
        United Methodist Church, S9555 [17JY]
      ------Maureen T. Shea and Jere Myrick Skipper, Episcopal Church, 
        S9554 [17JY]
      ------Paul Zeitz, Global AIDS Alliance, S9554 [17JY]
      FAA programs reauthorization: Representative Boehlert, Committee 
        on Science (House), H5200 [11JN]
      ------Representative Don Young, Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure (House), H5200, H5201 [11JN]
      ------Representative Pombo, Committee on Resources (House), 
        H5200 [11JN]
      ------Representative Tauzin, Committee on Energy and Commerce 
        (House), H5200 [11JN]
      ------Representative Tom Davis, Committee on Government Reform 
        (House), H5201 [11JN]
      Federal competitive outsourcing: Paul J. Gessing, National 
        Taxpayers Union, Adrian T. Moore, Reason Foundation, Randall 
        W. Hatcher, MAU, Inc., and Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax 
        Reform (organization), S11796 [23SE]
      Firefighter assistance grants funding: Harold A. Schaitberger, 
        International Association of Fire Fighters, S9771 [23JY]
      ------several firefighting organizations, S9771 [23JY]
      Forest Service funding to implement changes to roadless areas 
        protection regulations: Ann M. Veneman, Sec. of Agriculture, 
        H7091 [17JY]
      ------Representatives Pombo and McInnis, Committee on Resources 
        (House), H7092 [17JY]
      GAO review of effectiveness and efficiency of contracts awarded 
        for the reconstruction of Iraq: Jill Lancelot, Taxpayers for 
        Common Sense (organization), S12661 [16OC]
      Head Start Program and afterschool programs funding: Judy 
        Samelson, Afterschool Alliance (organization), S4346 [25MR]
      ------Sanford A. Newman and Miriam A. Rollin, Fight Crime--
        Invest in Kids (organization), S4346 [25MR]
      Head Start School Readiness and Coordination Act: Marian Wright 
        Edelman, Children's Defense Fund (organization), S10148 [29JY]
      Help America Vote Act funding: several State and local 
        government and civil rights organizations, S12675 [16OC], 
        S13108 [23OC]
      Highway infrastructure and mass transit funding: American Road & 
        Transportation Builders Association, S4128 [20MR]
      ------Kenny C. Guinn, Governor of Nevada, S4133 [20MR]
      ------Paul E. Patton and Dirk Kempthorne, National Governors 
        Association, S4127 [20MR]
      ------Peter J. Loughlin, Associated General Contractors of 
        America, S4127 [20MR]
      ------Raymond J. Poupore, National Heavy & Highway Alliance, 
        S4127 [20MR]
      ------Transportation Construction Coalition, S4127 [20MR]
      Homeland security: Senator Harkin, S9883 [24JY]
      Homeland security funding: Rich Stanek, Minnesota Dept. of 
        Public Safety, E737 [11AP]
      ------Senator Byrd, S2761 [26FE]
      ------Thomas J. Ridge, Sec. of Homeland Security, S4227, S4229 
        [21MR]
      Humanitarian food assistance to Iraq: several agriculture, 
        maritime and charitable organizations, S4804 [3AP]
      ------several agriculture organizations, S4803 [3AP]
      Illinois Home for Veterans funding: Representative Weller, H7666 
        [25JY]
      Imapct of budget proposals on veterans: Representative Spratt, 
        Committee on the Budget (House), H2157 [20MR]
      ------several veterans organizations, H2157 [20MR]
      ------Steve A. Robertson, American Legion, H2157 [20MR]
      Impact of budget proposals on veterans: Edward R. Heath, Sr., 
        DAV, H2548 [1AP]
      ------Joseph L. Fox, Sr., Paralyzed Veterans of America 
        (organization), H2548 [1AP]
      ------Ronald F. Conley, American Legion, Ray C. Sisk, VFW and 
        Edward R. Heath, Sr., DAV, H2548 [1AP]
      Implementation of Total Information Awareness Program or similar 
        programs that collect personal information from commercial and 
        governmental sources: Senators Grassley and Wyden, S1446 
        [23JA]
      Improve access to HIV/AIDS-related treatments and services in 
        developing countries: Joseph F. O'Neill, Executive Office of 
        the President, S11223 [9SE]
      Improving Education Results for Children With Disabilities Act: 
        Representative Boehner, Committee on Education and the 
        Workforce (House), H3530 [30AP]
      ------Representative Sensenbrenner, Committee on the Judiciary 
        (House), H3530 [30AP]
      Indian Health Service funding: Michelle German, S11630 [17SE]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act funding: Mary Swaim, 
        S1354 [22JA]
      Intelligence services appropriations: Representative Cox, 
        Committee on Homeland Security (House, Select), H5889 [25JN]
      ------Representative Goss, Committee on Intelligence (House, 
        Select), H5878, H5879, H5889 [25JN]
      ------Representative Hunter, Committee on Armed Services 
        (House), H5879 [25JN]
      ------Representative Oxley, Committee on Financial Services 
        (House), H5878 [25JN]
      ------Representative Sensenbrenner, Committee on the Judiciary 
        (House), H5878 [25JN]
      IRS Debt Indicator Program funding: Jean A. Fox, Consumer 
        Federation of America, and Chi Chi Wu, National Consumer Law 
        Center, S13119 [23OC]
      Issuance of safety equipment and body armor for soldiers in 
        Iraq: David Willet, S12812 [17OC]
      LIHEAP funding: Colleen Cousineau, Southern Legislative 
        Conference of the Council of State Governments, S11299 [10SE]
      ------David L. Fox, Campaign for Home Energy Assistance 
        (organization), S11298 [10SE]
      ------David N. Parker, American Gas Association, S11298 [10SE]
      ------Mark Wolfe, National Energy Assistance Directors' 
        Association, S11272 [10SE]
      Louisiana public safety communications system: Mike Foster, 
        Governor of Louisiana, S4773 [3AP]
      ------Terry C. Landry, Louisiana Dept. of Public Safety and 
        Corrections, S4773 [3AP]
      Low-yield nuclear weapons research and development: Colin L. 
        Powell, Sec. of State, S6680, S6686 [20MY]
      ------James O. Ellis, Jr., Dept. of the Navy, S6680, S6686 
        [20MY]
      ------John P. Jumper, Dept. of the Air Force, S6679, S6686 
        [20MY]
      ------several scientists, S6669 [20MY]
      Maintenance funding for public roads used by school buses 
        serving certain Indian reservations: Ben Chavez, Gallup-
        McKinley County, NM, Public Schools, S3182 [5MR]
      ------David J. Acosta, McKinley County, NM, S3183 [5MR]
      ------Earnest C. Becenti, Sr., McKinley County, NM, Board of 
        Commissioners, S3183 [5MR]
      ------Karen S. White, Gallup-McKinley County, NM, Public 
        Schools, S3183 [5MR]
      ------Tony Atkinson, San Juan County, UT, S3184 [5MR]
      ------Ty Lewis, Manuel Morgan and Lynn H. Stevens, San Juan 
        County, UT, Commission, S3184 [5MR]
      Military base closures and realignments: Donald Rumsfeld, Sec. 
        of Defense, S7289 [4JN]
      ------former Secs. of Defense, S7293 [4JN]
      ------Henry H. Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff, S7293 [4JN]
      ------Richard B. Myers, Joint Chiefs of Staff, S7289, S7293 
        [4JN]
      Mississippi disaster assistance funding: Robert R. Latham, Jr., 
        Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, S10842 [31JY]
      National laboratories management and operating contract 
        procurement funding: Representative Boehlert, Committee on 
        Science (House), H7130 [18JY]
      ------Representative Hobson, Committee on Appropriations 
        (House), H7130 [18JY]
      Naval Station Roosevelt Roads facilities usage: Resident 
        Commissioner Acevedo-Vila, H6300, H6301 [8JY]
      Navy and Marine Corps unfunded programs: Vern Clark and Michael 
        W. Hagee, Dept. of Defense, S4134 [20MR]
      Omnibus consolidated appropriations: Paul E. Patton and Dirk 
        Kempthorne, National Governors Association, S1197 [21JA]
      Overseas deployment of the National Guard and Reserves, S9375, 
        S9376 [15JY]
      ------Donald Rumsfeld, Sec. of Defense, S9375 [15JY]
      ------Michael P. Cline, Enlisted Association of the National 
        Guard, S9382 [15JY]
      ------Richard C. Alexander, National Guard Association of the 
        U.S., S9382 [15JY]
      ------Robert A. McIntosh, Reserve Officers Association, S9382 
        [15JY]
      Philadelphia, PA, costs for urban terrorism protection and 
        preparedness: John F. Street, Mayor of Philadelphia, PA, S4789 
        [3AP]
      Place Iraqi Coalition Provisional Authority under control of the 
        Dept. of State: Paul V. Kelly, Dept. of State, S12341 [2OC]
      Prevent California from implementing air emission requirements 
        for small engines that would require the addition of devices 
        that are potential fire hazards to such engines: William J. 
        McCammon, California Fire Chiefs Association, S14930 [17NO]
      Prohibit funding for implementing IRS regulations allowing the 
        conversion of defined benefit pension plans into cash balance 
        plans: Michael W. Naylor, AARP, S13091 [23OC]
      Prohibit new Dept. of the Interior competitive outsourcing 
        studies funding: Beth Moten, American Federation of Government 
        Employees, S11790 [23SE]
      ------Camille Fleenor, American Council of Engineering 
        Companies, S11796 [23SE]
      ------Chuck Luttrell, S11798 [23SE]
      ------Dan Danner, National Federation of Independent Business, 
        S11797 [23SE]
      ------Lin Yeazell, S11799 [23SE]
      ------R. Bruce Josten, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, S11797 [23SE]
      ------Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 
        S11790 [23SE]
      ------Thomas A. Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste 
        (organization), S11797 [23SE]
      ------Thomas C. Kiernan, National Parks Conservation 
        Association, S11789 [23SE]
      Realizing the Spirit of IDEA Act: several academic 
        professionals, E645 [2AP]
      ------several mental health advocacy groups, E644 [2AP]
      Reconstitution of portions of the Iraqi army: Senator Levin, 
        S13764 [3NO]
      Remove cost-sharing burden of small airports receiving essential 
        air services: several Representatives, H9960, H9961 [28OC]
      ------several Senators, H9960 [28OC]
      Remove matching requirement for airport security-related capital 
        investment grants: David Z. Plavin, Airports Council 
        International-North America, and Charles Barclay, American 
        Association of Airport Executives, S7801 [12JN]
      ------James C. May, Air Transport Association, S7801 [12JN]
      Require that airline passenger security fee funds are used for 
        airport security: Thomas J. Ridge, Sec. of Homeland Security, 
        S11893 [24SE]
      Require that excess amounts from Members' official allowances be 
        applied to deficit reduction: Representative Camp, E796 [29AP]
      Resident Instruction and Distance Education Grants Program 
        funding: several Members of Congress, H6651 [14JY]
      Scholarship vouchers to provide school choice in the District of 
        Columbia: Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of the District of 
        Columbia, S11954 [25SE]
      ------Delegate Norton, S12118 [29SE]
      ------Iris J. Toyer and Darlene T. Allen, Parents United for the 
        D.C. Public Schools (organization), S12119 [29SE]
      ------Kathy Patterson, S12119 [29SE]
      ------Lapria Johnson, H7988 [5SE]
      ------Paul Strauss, S12176 [30SE]
      ------Peter M. Branch, S11181 [8SE]
      ------Roderick R. Paige, Sec. of Education, S12035 [26SE]
      ------Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, S11151