[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



McCASKILL, CLAIRE (a Senator from Missouri)

  Amendments
      Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), S3854 [7JN], 
        S3913, S3917 [11JN], S3978, S3992 [12JN], S4158 [13JN]
      Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal 
        departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, 
        and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8143 [18DE], 
        S8224 [19DE], S8434 [27DE]
      Congress: prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic 
        information derived from their official positions for personal 
        benefit (S. 2038), S170, S171 [30JA], S182, S184, S189 [31JA]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 3254), S6897, S6898, S6904, S6906 [26NO], 
        S6965, S6977 [27NO], S7046, S7054 [28NO], S7175, S7218, S7256 
        [29NO], S7329 [3DE]
      Postal Service: improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), 
        S2433, S2434 [17AP], S2509, S2513, S2514 [18AP], S2643 [24AP], 
        S2688 [25AP]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (S. 2204), S2036 [26MR]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S568, S575 [13FE], S654 [14FE], 
        S910 [17FE], S1051 [27FE], S1195 [1MR], S1614 [13MR]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (H.R. 3606), S1848 [20MR]
      Taxation: provide a temporary income tax credit for increased 
        payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business 
        assets (S. 2237), S4825 [10JY]
      ------provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and 
        business activity back to the U.S. (S. 3364), S5139, S5140 
        [18JY]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5734, S5740, S5787 
        [31JY]
      World War I: establish a commission to observe centennial and 
        rededicate certain memorials as the National World War I 
        Memorial and the National World War I Museum and Memorial 
        (H.R. 6364), S8373 [21DE]
  Appointments
      Conferee: H.R. 4310, Dept. of Defense appropriations for 
        military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and 
        military construction, S7972 [12DE]
      ------S. 3254, Dept. of Defense appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction, S7392 [4DE]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abdnor, James: tribute (see S. Res. 475), S3631 [24MY]
      Agriculture: extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster 
        assistance programs (see S. 3395), S5305 [24JY]
      ------promote biobased manufacturing (see S. 2155), S2031 [26MR]
      Armed Forces: improve protections for servicemembers against 
        mortgage foreclosures (see S. 3323), S4951 [12JY]
      ------modify per-fiscal year calculation of days of certain 
        active duty or service used to reduce minimum age at which 
        Reserve component members may retire for non-regular service 
        (see S. 866), S5258 [23JY]
      ------provide flexible spending accounts for military families 
        (see S. 387), S5257 [23JY]
      Aurora, CO: condemn movie theater shootings and express 
        condolences for victims and gratitude to responders to the 
        shootings (see S. Con. Res. 53), S5304 [24JY]
      Aviation: prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the U.S. from 
        participating in the European Union emissions trading scheme 
        (see S. 1956), S1422 [6MR]
      CFTC: take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in 
        energy markets (see S. 2222), S2002 [22MR]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see S. 3220), S3422 [22MY]
      Credit: revoke Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charters, temporarily 
        create a Mortgage Finance Agency to secure mortgages until the 
        transition to privatization, and protect against another 
        housing collapse (see S. 1963), S3423 [22MY]
      Crime: establish criminal offense for fraudulent claims about 
        military service if such claims are made for tangible benefit 
        or personal gain (see S. 3372), S5048 [16JY]
      Dept. of Agriculture: modify the definition of the term biobased 
        product (see S. 2346), S3901 [11JN]
      Dept. of Commerce: enable concrete masonry products 
        manufacturers and importers to carry out coordinated program 
        of research, education, and promotion to improve, maintain, 
        and develop markets (see S. 3227), S6801 [14NO]
      Dept. of Defense: ensure sufficient sizing of civilian and 
        contract services workforces (see S. 3617), S6948 [27NO]
      ------provide for auditable financial statements (see S. 3487), 
        S5977 [2AU]
      Dept. of Education: revise rule requiring for-profit colleges 
        from receiving a certain percentage of revenue from non-
        Federal sources to count military and veterans' education 
        benefits under such rule (see S. 2116), S850 [16FE]
      Dept. of HHS: establish and implement a Pancreatic Cancer 
        Initiative (see S. 362), S4637 [26JN]
      Dept. of Justice: provide Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program 
        funds for auditing sexual assault evidence backlogs and 
        establish a Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (see S. 
        3250), S6627 [21SE]
      Dept. of Labor: prohibit finalization of certain proposed child 
        labor rules relative to family farming (see S. 2221), S2031 
        [26MR]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: consider resources of pension 
        applicants recently disposed of by the applicants for less 
        than fair market value when determining eligibility for such 
        pensions (see S. 3270), S4204 [14JN]
      ------protect the phrases GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill from 
        inappropriate or misleading marketing by entities targeting 
        veterans (see S. 3318), S4368 [20JN]
      Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: improve oversight of 
        educational assistance (see S. 2179), S1540 [8MR]
      Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child 
        marriage (see S. 414), S163 [30JA]
      Education: anniversary of 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. 500), S4368 [20JN]
      ------enhance criminal penalties for individuals who file 
        Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification 
        petition under false pretenses and prohibit certain schools 
        from participating in program (see S. 3527), S6107 [11SE]
      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 S. Res. 613), S7744 [11DE]
      Federal agencies and departments: treat relevant military 
        training as sufficient to satisfy training or certification 
        requirements for Federal licenses (see S. 2239), S4675 [27JN]
      Financial institutions: address fee disclosure requirements (see 
        S. 3204), S3901 [11JN] (see S. 3394), S5085 [17JY]
      Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy 
        countries (see S. 2153), S1384 [5MR]
      FRS: treatment of information provided to the Consumer Financial 
        Protection Bureau (see S. 2099), S1374 [2MR] (see S. 3394), 
        S5085 [17JY]
      Government-sponsored enterprises: suspend compensation packages 
        for senior executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and 
        compensate such executives in accordance with other financial 
        regulatory agencies (see S. 2054), S261 [1FE]
      Human rights: prevent human trafficking in Government 
        contracting (see S. 2234), S2030 [26MR]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see S. Res. 624), S8138 [18DE]
      Internet: oppose any effort to transfer control to the U.N. or 
        any other international governmental organization (see S. Res. 
        446), S3235 [16MY]
      ------promote a global Internet free from government control and 
        preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model 
        currently in effect (see S. Con. Res. 50), S4674 [27JN]
      Iran: call on U.N. to take concerted actions against Iran for 
        statements calling for the destruction of Israel (see S. Res. 
        574), S6628 [21SE]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see S.J. Res. 
        41), S3631 [24MY] (see S. Res. 380), S850 [16FE]
      ------support freedom and civil liberties, and free and fair 
        elections, condemn human rights violations, and lift 
        restrictions on freedoms of assembly, association, and 
        expression (see S. Res. 386), S1194 [1MR]
      Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome 
        anti-missile defense system (see S. 2325), S2825 [26AP]
      ------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 S. 
        2165), S2031 [26MR]
      Libya: commend U.S. public servants who died in attack on U.S. 
        consulate in Benghazi, express condolences to families of 
        victims, condemn the attack, and call for perpetrators to be 
        brought to justice (see S. Res. 551), S6270 [12SE] (see S. 
        Res. 588), S6626 [21SE]
      Major League Baseball: recognize Kansas City, MO, as host city 
        of the All-Star Game and baseball-related events benefitting 
        charities and fan appreciation (see S. Res. 509), S4636 [26JN]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see S. 1935), S4204 [14JN]
      McGovern, George S.: tribute (see S. Res. 607), S7303 [30NO]
      Medicare: clarify application of secondary payer rules (see S. 
        1718), S4239 [18JN]
      ------extend Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and 
        increase payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital 
        program (see S. 2620), S6627 [21SE]
      Motor vehicles: prevent car and truck rental companies from 
        renting vehicles that contain a defect related to vehicle 
        safety (see S. 3706), S8364 [21DE]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 579), S6626 [21SE]
      Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 
        express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel 
        and first responders who responded to shootings (see S. Res. 
        621), S8071 [17DE]
      Parks, Rosa: tribute (see S. Res. 618), S8042 [13DE]
      Pesticides: clarify congressional intent regarding regulation of 
        use of pesticides in or near navigable waters (see S. 3605), 
        S6546 [20SE]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see S. 2219), S1932 [21MR] (see S. 3369), S4893 
        [11JY]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (see S. 2204), S1933 [21MR]
      Refuse disposal: facilitate recovery and beneficial use, and 
        provide for the proper management and disposal, of materials 
        generated by the combustion of coal and other fossil fuels 
        (see S. 3512), S5977 [2AU]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see S. Res. 515), S4725 [28JN]
      Rudman, Warren: tribute (see S. Res. 604), S7215 [29NO]
      Russia: disapprove law ending inter-country adoptions of Russian 
        children by U.S. citizens, urge reconsideration of the law, 
        and prioritize processing of adoptions of children matched 
        before enactment (see S. Res. 628), S8589 [31DE]
      SEC: require disclosure of total number of domestic and foreign 
        employers of issuers (see S. 3392), S5085 [17JY]
      Senate: require sponsoring Senators to pay printing costs for 
        ceremonial and commemorative Senate resolutions (see S. 3519), 
        S5978 [2AU]
      Ships and vessels: establish uniform and environmentally sound 
        standards governing discharges incidental to the normal 
        operation of a vessel in the navigable waters of the U.S. (see 
        S. 3332), S4417 [21JN]
      Specter, Arlen: tribute (see S. Res. 612), S7703 [10DE]
      Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational 
        fishing, hunting, and shooting (see S. 3525), S6271 [12SE]
      ------recognize the teams and players of the Negro Baseball 
        Leagues and support designation and mission of the Negro 
        Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO (see S. Res. 508), 
        S4636 [26JN]
      Taxation: provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and 
        business activity back to the U.S. (see S. 3364), S5134 [18JY]
      ------reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum 
        effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (see S. 2230), 
        S2497 [18AP]
      Trafficking Victims Protection Act: authorize appropriations and 
        enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons (see S. 
        1301), S8303 [20DE]
      Transportation Security Administration: require compliance with 
        the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act 
        (see S. 1990), S209 [31JA]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see S. 1925), S568 
        [13FE]
      Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: provide 
        exemptions from municipal advisor registration requirements 
        (see S. 3492), S5977 [2AU]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 1591), 
        S3729 [5JN]
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 
        Civil Air Patrol (see S. 418), S2085 [27MR]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Appropriations: establish legislative line-item veto to expedite 
        consideration of rescissions (see S. 2086), S494 [9FE]
      Contracts: enhance security, increase accountability, and 
        improve Federal contracting for overseas contingency 
        operations (see S. 2139), S1147 [29FE] (see S. 3286), S3976 
        [12JN]
      Courts: realign divisions within two judicial districts (see S. 
        3293), S4203 [14JN]
      Dept. of Agriculture: clarify maximum distance between Farm 
        Service Agency county offices for purposes of the closure or 
        relocation of a county office (see S. 3258), S3688 [4JN]
      Dept. of Labor: require companies to notify employees and local 
        communities if they are closing plants or laying off U.S. 
        workers to offshore jobs and operations (see S. 3425), S5304 
        [24JY]
      Federal agencies and departments: limit authority to award 
        bonuses to employees and require approval of, and reporting on 
        high cost conferences (see S. 3481), S5976 [2AU]
      Government regulations: require that Federal regulations use 
        plain writing that is clear, concise, well-organized, and 
        follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or 
        field and intended audience (see S. 2337), S2601 [23AP]
      ITC: develop and recommend legislation for temporarily 
        suspending duties (see S. 3292), S4151 [13JN]
      Silver Star Service Banner Day: designate (see S. Res. 445), 
        S2824 [26AP]
      Taxation: extend estate and gift tax rules (see S. 3440), S5381 
        [25JY]
      ------protect employees in the building and construction 
        industry who are participants in multiemployer plans (see S. 
        3700), S8302 [20DE]
  Cloture motions
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (S. 2204), S2055 [27MR], S2199 [29MR]
  Remarks
      Congress: prohibit earmarks, S197, S198, S199 [31JA]
      ------prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic 
        information derived from their official positions for personal 
        benefit (S. 2038), S197, S198, S199 [31JA]
      Federal Employees' Compensation Act: amend, S2690 [25AP]
      Postal Service: create a moratorium on the closure of rural post 
        offices and ensure future closures meet certain conditions, 
        S2478 [18AP], S2643 [24AP]
      ------improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2478 [18AP], 
        S2643 [24AP], S2690 [25AP]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (S. 2204), S2199 [29MR]
      Taxation: provide a temporary income tax credit for increased 
        payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business 
        assets (S. 2237), S4938 [12JY]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), motion to proceed, 
        S5450 [26JY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (S. 1925), S2771 [26AP]
      Votes: position on missed, S4199 [14JN], S4358 [20JN]
  Tributes
      Davidson, Birdie E., S5970 [2AU]
      Edwards, Jimmie, S1443 [7MR]
      Elsbury, Angela, S2803 [26AP]
      Hamill, Edward J., S5205 [19JY]
      Hamra, Sam F., S6540 [20SE]
      Koirtyohann, Barbara, S8040 [13DE]
      Mikulski, Senator, S2228 [29MR]
      Wright, Louie A., S3625 [24MY]