[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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MATSUI, DORIS O. (a Representative from California)

  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Afghanistan: ensure funds provided for Armed Forces operations 
        are only used for safe and orderly withdrawal of U.S. military 
        forces and Dept. of Defense contractors (see H.R. 780), H2813 
        [16MY]
      Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the 
        housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), 
        H4685 [9JY]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 139), H571 [7FE]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 
        621), H1914 [17AP]
      Business and industry: list employers that relocate call centers 
        overseas, make such companies ineligible for Federal grants 
        and loans, and require call center employees to disclose their 
        physical location (see H.R. 3596), H2647 [10MY]
      Cecil E. Bolt Post Office, Fowler, CA: designate (see H.R. 
        4389), H1976 [18AP]
      Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's 
        History Museum: establish (see H.R. 6421), H6060 [14SE]
      Cope, Marianne: Catholic Church canonization (see H. Res. 823), 
        H7425 [20DE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: repeal a duplicative inspection and 
        grading program for catfish (see H.R. 4296), H3808 [19JN]
      ------Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding (see H. 
        Res. 760), H5861 [11SE]
      Dept. of Defense: ensure detainees on U.S. soil have access to 
        due process, the court system, and will not be detained 
        indefinitely by the military (see H.R. 4192), H2447 [8MY]
      Dept. of Education: establish grant program to enhance existing 
        secondary education programs teaching high school students 
        about the U.S. Constitution and State constitutions (see H.R. 
        6390), H5999 [13SE]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H1642 [27MR] (see H.R. 4816), 
        H2813 [16MY]
      ------make grants to State-based science, technology, 
        engineering, and math (STEM) networks to expand STEM education 
        (see H.R. 6517), H6275 [21SE]
      Dept. of HHS: establish a National Pediatric Research Network 
        (see H.R. 6163), H6152 [19SE]
      ------increase number of permanent faculty in palliative care at 
        allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, 
        and other programs, and promote education in palliative care 
        and hospice (see H.R. 6155), H6062 [14SE]
      ------provide States with incentives to require elementary and 
        secondary schools to maintain, and permit school personnel to 
        administer, epinephrine (see H.R. 3627), H2813 [16MY]
      ------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. 2679), H2447 
        [8MY]
      Dept. of the Interior: allow acceptance of bids on new oil and 
        gas leases of Federal lands only from bidders certifying that 
        all petroleum products produced from such leases will be 
        offered for sale only in the U.S. (see H.R. 4325), H1916 
        [17AP]
      ------provide assistance to non-Federal interests for levee 
        stability improvements located within the Sacramento-San 
        Joaquin Delta related to certain water deliveries (see H.R. 
        6484), H6273 [21SE]
      Dept. of Transportation: making supplemental appropriations for 
        the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 
        (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program (see H.R. 5976), H3914 
        [20JN]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: inter in national cemeteries 
        individuals who supported the U.S. in Laos during the 
        Vietnamese Conflict era (see H.R. 3192), H5009 [18JY]
      Disasters: enhance existing programs providing mitigation 
        assistance by encouraging States to adopt and actively enforce 
        State building codes (see H.R. 2069), H6279 [21SE]
      Discrimination: condemn discrimination, hate crimes, racism, 
        bigotry, bullying and brutal violence perpetrated against 
        Sikh-Americans, and all acts of vandalism against Sikh 
        Gurdwaras in the U.S. (see H. Res. 785), H6060 [14SE]
      EPA: award grants to water system owners or operators to 
        increase resiliency or adaptability to any ongoing or 
        forecasted changes to hydrologic conditions (see H.R. 2738), 
        H966 [27FE]
      Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and 
        impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to 
        European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating 
        terrorist attack in Burgas (see H. Res. 834), H7425 [20DE]
      FCC: require reallocation and auction for commercial use of 
        certain frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum (see H.R. 
        4817), H2203 [26AP]
      FDA: provide incentives for the development of qualified 
        infectious disease products (see H.R. 2182), H1101 [29FE]
      Firearms: require face to face purchases of ammunition, 
        licensing of ammunition dealers, and reporting regarding bulk 
        purchases of ammunition (see H.R. 6241), H5717 [3AU]
      Health: create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for 
        seriously ill patients (see H.R. 6157), H6280 [21SE]
      ------expand and support strong home care workforce and make 
        long-term services and supports affordable and accessible for 
        seniors and individuals with disabilities (see H. Res. 759), 
        H5707 [2AU]
      ------prevent the sale of bone marrow and umbilical cord blood 
        (see H.R. 6702), H7424 [20DE]
      Homeless Assistance Act: amend definition of ``homeless person'' 
        to include certain homeless children and youth (see H.R. 32), 
        H2033 [19AP]
      Immigration: cancel removal and adjust status of certain long-
        term resident alien students (see H.R. 1842), H5766 [10SE]
      ------provide for visas for certain advanced science, 
        technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates (see H.R. 
        6412), H6060 [14SE]
      Information technology: preserve and advance the 
        multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has 
        thrived (see H. Con. Res. 127), H3363 [31MY]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see H. Res. 837), H7360 [19DE]
      Insurance: establish a program to provide guarantees for debt 
        issued by State catastrophe insurance programs to assist in 
        financial recovery from natural catastrophes (see H.R. 3125), 
        H2813 [16MY]
      Intellectual property: deter unfair imports that infringe upon 
        intellectual property rights (see H.R. 3782), H77 [18JA]
      International AIDS Conference: support and encourage global HIV/
        AIDS research, prevention, and treatment programs (see H. Res. 
        713), H5079 [19JY]
      Iran: express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see H. Res. 
        568), H1572 [26MR]
      Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome 
        anti-missile defense system (see H.R. 4229), H2570 [9MY]
      ------reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the 
        President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this 
        relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (see H.R. 
        4133), H1847 [16AP]
      James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse, San Diego, 
        CA: designate (see H.R. 6166), H5130 [23JY]
      Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office, Mountain 
        View, CA: designate (see H.R. 6260), H5766 [10SE]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 3187), H2033 [19AP]
      Medicare: count a period of outpatient observation in a hospital 
        toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for 
        coverage of skilled nursing facility services (see H.R. 1543), 
        H220 [31JA]
      ------provide for coverage and payment for complex 
        rehabilitation technology items (see H.R. 4378), H7469 [30DE]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        1546), H115 [23JA]
      Members of Congress: eliminate automatic salary adjustments (see 
        H.R. 3858), H441 [2FE]
      Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 640), H2274 [27AP]
      Minimum wage: provide for increases consistent with inflation 
        (see H.R. 6211), H5326 [26JY]
      National Foster Care Month: recognize goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 659), H2812 [16MY]
      National Public Health Week: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 605), H1805 [29MR]
      National Women's History Month: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 573), H1209 [6MR]
      National Women's Rights History Project Act: reauthorize 
        appropriations (see H.R. 6150), H5526 [31JY]
      Nelson `Mac' MacWilliams Post Office Building, Ramona, CA: 
        designate (see H.R. 4062), H901 [16FE]
      Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), 
        H1154 [5MR]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see H.R. 4010), H692 [9FE]
      Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building, Simi Valley, 
        CA: designate (see H.R. 6587), H6623 [4DE]
      Power resources: promote domestic development and deployment of 
        clean energy technologies (see H.R. 6275), H6535 [29NO]
      Private First Class Victor A. Dew Post Office, Roseville, CA: 
        designate (see H.R. 3892), H440 [2FE]
      Pro Football Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 4104), H2569 [9MY]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see H. Res. 689), H4606 [28JN]
      Renewable energy: establish a pilot program to provide 
        assistance for partnerships supporting applied sciences in 
        renewable energy (see H.R. 288), H5525 [31JY]
      Social Security: repeal Government pension offset and windfall 
        elimination provisions (see H.R. 1332), H1846 [16AP]
      ------treat permanent partnerships between individuals of the 
        same gender as marriage for purposes of determining 
        entitlement to Federal old-age, survivors, and disability 
        insurance benefits (see H.R. 4609), H2066 [24AP]
      Taxation: clarify that any person who, for commercial purposes, 
        makes available for consumer use a machine capable of 
        producing tobacco products, is a manufacturer of tobacco 
        products (see H.R. 4134), H1741 [28MR]
      ------promote charitable donations of qualified vehicles (see 
        H.R. 860), H5630 [1AU]
      ------reduce tax on beer (see H.R. 1675), H2288 [27AP]
      ------support and strengthen tax incentives for retirement 
        savings (see H. Con. Res. 101), H901 [16FE]
      Udall, Stewart L.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see H.R. 6494), H6536 [29NO]
      Veterans: authorize military departments to provide an exception 
        to standards for awarding the Purple Heart for World War II 
        veterans whose service records are incomplete due to damage 
        (see H.R. 6095), H5712 [2AU]
      ------improve ability of health care professionals to treat 
        veterans via telemedicine (see H.R. 6107), H5131 [23JY]
      ------issue a Victory for Veterans stamp (see H.R. 6121), H4863 
        [12JY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4271), H1641 
        [27MR]
      Voting: modernize voter registration, promote access to voting 
        for disabled individuals, and protect the right to vote (see 
        H.R. 5799), H3102 [17MY]
      ------require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot (see H.R. 
        5816), H3103 [17MY]
      ------require States to establish minimum early voting period 
        and ensure that no individual be required to wait for longer 
        than one hour to cast a ballot at a polling place in an 
        election for Federal office (see H.R. 6591), H6397 [15NO]
      Water pollution: clarify that fill material cannot be comprised 
        of waste (see H.R. 1375), H1101 [29FE]
      Women: ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for workers 
        whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by 
        pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition (see 
        H.R. 5647), H2443 [8MY]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Army: clarify authority to correct erroneous Army College Fund 
        benefit amounts (see H.R. 6123), H4863 [12JY]
      Bureau of Reclamation: participate in design, planning and 
        construction of the South Sacramento County Agriculture and 
        Habitat Lands Water Recycling Project (see H.R. 6689), H7360 
        [19DE]
      Corps of Engineers: authorize certain flood risk management 
        projects (see H.R. 4353), H1845 [16AP]
      ------review policy guidelines on vegetation management for 
        levees (see H.R. 5831), H3161 [18MY]
      FEMA: allow rebuilding of certain structures located in special 
        flood hazard zones (see H.R. 6614), H6535 [29NO]
      Mental health: increase access to community behavioral health 
        services and improve Medicaid reimbursement for such services 
        (see H.R. 5989), H3974 [21JN]
      SBA: establish loan guarantee program to assist small business 
        concerns that manufacture clean energy technologies (see H.R. 
        4185), H1304 [8MR]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Army: clarify authority to correct erroneous Army College Fund 
        benefit amounts (H.R. 6123), H4864 [12JY]
      Bureau of Reclamation: participate in design, planning and 
        construction of the South Sacramento County Agriculture and 
        Habitat Lands Water Recycling Project (H.R. 6689), H7360 
        [19DE]
      Corps of Engineers: authorize certain flood risk management 
        projects (H.R. 4353), H1845 [16AP]
      ------review policy guidelines on vegetation management for 
        levees (H.R. 5831), H3162 [18MY]
      FEMA: allow rebuilding of certain structures located in special 
        flood hazard zones (H.R. 6614), H6535 [29NO]
      Mental health: increase access to community behavioral health 
        services and improve Medicaid reimbursement for such services 
        (H.R. 5989), H3975 [21JN]
      SBA: establish loan guarantee program to assist small business 
        concerns that manufacture clean energy technologies (H.R. 
        4185), H1305 [8MR]
  Remarks
      Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, Inc.: anniversary, 
        E1426 [3AU]
      Asian Pacific State Employees Association: tribute to 
        scholarship fund, E636 [24AP]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, E812 
        [16MY]
      California: anniversary of Central Valley Flood Protection 
        Board, E94 [31JA]
      ------ensure compliance with State laws and require use of best 
        available science relative to certain water-related concerns, 
        H1071 [29FE]
      Corps of Engineers: authorize certain flood risk management 
        projects (H.R. 4353), E1041 [12JN]
      ------review policy guidelines on vegetation management for 
        levees, H3354 [31MY]
      Dept. of Energy: phase out the innovative technology loan 
        guarantee program and provide taxpayer protections from 
        pending program participants (H.R. 6213), H6011 [14SE]
      Economy: provide incentives for the creation of jobs and extend 
        and reform certain tax provisions and Federal programs (H.R. 
        3630), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 554), H909 
        [17FE]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 5325), 
        H3354 [31MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 5325), consideration (H. Res. 
        667), H3283 [31MY]
      FCC: consolidate reporting obligations to improve congressional 
        oversight and reduce reporting burdens (H.R. 3310), H3232, 
        H3233 [30MY]
      FEMA: restore financial solvency of the National Flood Insurance 
        Fund, H4610 [29JN]
      Friends of Light Rail and Transit (organization): anniversary, 
        E1669 [28SE]
      Girl Scouts: anniversary, E1125 [21JN]
      Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care 
        related provisions (H.R. 6079), consideration (H. Res. 724), 
        H4717 [10JY]
      House of Representatives: tribute to departing Members, H6745 
        [12DE]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (H. Res. 839), H7338 [19DE]
      Japanese American Citizens League: tribute to Sacramento, CA, 
        chapter community awards dinner honorees, E1783 [16NO]
      Medicare: reform sustainable growth rate payment system for 
        physicians, H909 [17FE]
      ------study issues on access to intravenous immune globulin 
        (IVIG) for beneficiaries in all care settings and establish 
        demonstration project on benefits of coverage to administer 
        IVIG in the home (H.R. 1845), H7305 [19DE]
      Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 
        express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel 
        and first responders who responded to shootings (H. Res. 833), 
        H6820 [17DE]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal (H.R. 6079), 
        consideration (H. Res. 724), H4717 [10JY]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and Highway Trust Fund programs 
        pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4348), 
        consideration of conference report (H. Res. 717), H4610 [29JN]
      Sacramento, CA: anniversary of NeighborWorks (organization) 
        Homeownership Center Sacramento Region, E1442 [3AU]
      ------anniversary of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 
        E1033 [8JN]
      ------authorize improvements to flood damage reduction 
        facilities adjacent to the American and Sacramento Rivers, 
        H3283 [31MY]
      ------Natomas Levee Improvement Project funding, E1041 
        [12JN]
      ------tribute to Pioneer House veterans, E860 [18MY]
      ------tribute to Sacramento African-American Art Collective, 
        E443 [26MR]
      San Joaquin River: address certain water-related concerns (H.R. 
        1837), H1071 [29FE]
      ------address certain water-related concerns (H.R. 1837), 
        consideration (H. Res. 566), H1034 [29FE]
      Taxation: provide payroll tax relief, H909 [17FE]
      Teichert, Inc.: anniversary, E1406 [3AU]
      Unemployment: provide additional emergency unemployment 
        compensation, H909 [17FE]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Leave of absence: granted, H6673 [5DE]
  Tributes
      Fong, Robert K., E1863 [3DE]
      Godmintz, Arnie, E1781 [16NO]
      Harris, Brice W., E1437 [3AU]
      Payne, Donald M., E330 [7MR]
      Rigsby, Rob, E1357 [31JY]
      Sheedy, Sandy, E1861 [3DE]
      Sullivan, John V., H1638 [27MR]
      Williams, Ephraim, E1033 [8JN]