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



McCOLLUM, BETTY (a Representative from Minnesota)

  Amendments
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 4310), H3131 [18MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 5856), H4908 [17JY], H4939 
        [18JY]
      Minnesota: expedite exchange of certain Federal lands for State 
        trust lands located in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness 
        of the Superior National Forest (H.R. 5544), H5880 [12SE]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Africa: provide assistance to sub-Saharan Africa to combat 
        obstetric fistula (see H.R. 5748), H2713 [15MY]
      Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the 
        housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), 
        H1101 [29FE]
      Armed Forces: commend, make permanent, oppose proposals to 
        diminish national security role of, and recognize the National 
        Guard as the foundation of the Operational Reserve (see H. 
        Con. Res. 129), H6062 [14SE]
      ------improve prevention and response to sexual assaults (see 
        H.R. 3435), H3167 [22MY]
      ------provide for certain requirements relative to retirement, 
        adoption, care, and recognition of military working dogs (see 
        H.R. 4103), H7425 [20DE]
      Army: close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
        Cooperation (see H.R. 3368), H220 [31JA]
      ------expand authority to loan or donate excess small arms to 
        certain eligible organizations for funeral and other 
        ceremonial purposes (see H.R. 3981), H966 [27FE]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 
        621), H1914 [17AP]
      Bankruptcy: improve protections for employees and retirees in 
        business bankruptcies (see H.R. 6117), H4862 [12JY]
      Black History Month: observance (see H. Res. 567), H1100 [29FE]
      Boys & Girls Clubs of America: tribute (see H. Res. 774), H5765 
        [10SE]
      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), H1428 [20MR]
      Catholic Schools Week: recognize goals and honor contributions 
        of Catholic schools (see H. Res. 523), H158 [24JA]
      Census: acknowledge surveys and information derived from those 
        surveys are crucial to national welfare (see H. Con. Res. 
        136), H5707 [2AU]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: improve operations of 
        recovery auditors under the Medicare Integrity Program to 
        increase transparency and accuracy in audits conducted by 
        contractors (see H.R. 6575), H6314 [23OC]
      CFTC: impose fees and assessments to recover the cost of 
        appropriations to the Commission (see H.R. 3665), H2715 [15MY]
      Chin, Vincent J.: recognize anniversary of death as a time to 
        reflect on the dangers of xenophobia and scapegoating (see H. 
        Res. 698), H3975 [21JN]
      Civil rights: restore effective use of group actions for claims 
        arising under antidiscrimination laws (see H.R. 5978), H3914 
        [20JN]
      Climate: express that U.S. policies should reflect appropriate 
        understanding and sensitivity concerning climate change issues 
        (see H. Res. 672), H5010 [18JY]
      Commission To Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer: establish 
        (see H.R. 3067), H1134 [1MR]
      Conservation of natural resources: strengthen the U.S. role in 
        the international community in conserving natural resources to 
        further global prosperity and security (see H.R. 6038), H4156 
        [27JN]
      Consumers: provide that the payment of a bill, invoice, or 
        statement of account due, if made by mail, shall be considered 
        to have been made on the date with which the envelope used to 
        transmit such payment is postmarked (see H.R. 4003), H692 
        [9FE]
      Crime: prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture (see 
        H.R. 2492), H6152 [19SE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: permit providers of eligible food 
        purchasing and delivery services to be approved as retail food 
        stores that accept and redeem Supplemental Nutrition 
        Assistance Program benefits (see H.R. 4333), H1804 [29MR]
      ------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), H1304 [8MR]
      ------modify award of Post-Deployment/Mobilization Respite 
        Absence program administrative absence days to exempt Reserve 
        members whose mobilization began before changes to the program 
        took effect (see H.R. 4045), H966 [27FE]
      ------provide for transfer of excess aircraft to the Forest 
        Service for wildfire suppression activities (see H.R. 6248), 
        H5628 [1AU]
      Dept. of Education: establish grants to support evidence-based 
        social and emotional learning programming (see H.R. 2437), 
        H6344 [13NO]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H221 [31JA]
      ------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 H.R. 4055), H1916 [17AP]
      ------strengthen connections to early childhood education 
        programs (see H.R. 2794), H5711 [2AU]
      Dept. of HHS: collaborate with other departments on epilepsy 
        education and awareness programs (see H. Res. 298), H5079 
        [19JY]
      ------establish a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee (see 
        H.R. 2557), H5526 [31JY]
      ------establish and implement a Pancreatic Cancer Initiative 
        (see H.R. 733), H440 [2FE]
      ------establish Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program (see 
        H.R. 531), H3163 [18MY]
      ------improve health of children, reduce occurrence of sudden 
        unexpected infant death, and enhance public health activities 
        relative to stillbirth (see H.R. 3418), H2715 [15MY]
      ------include occupational therapists as behavioral and mental 
        health professionals for purposes of the National Health 
        Service Corps (see H.R. 3762), H3404 [1JN]
      ------provide for the participation of optometrists in the 
        National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment 
        programs (see H.R. 1195), H6300 [2OC]
      ------provide for the participation of physical therapists in 
        the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (see 
        H.R. 1426), H6234 [20SE]
      ------provide grants for treatment of heroin, cocaine, 
        methamphetamine, ecstasy, and PCP abuse (see H.R. 5711), H2644 
        [10MY]
      Dept. of Justice: establish regional training centers to improve 
        the training of child protection professionals (see H.R. 
        6629), H6622 [4DE]
      Dept. of Labor: phase out issuance of special wage certificates 
        to entities providing employment to disabled individuals at 
        rates of pay below the Federal minimum wage (see H.R. 3086), 
        H694 [9FE]
      ------strengthen the U.S. workforce investment system through 
        innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, 
        training, and education programs (see H.R. 4227), H1916 [17AP]
      Dept. of the Interior: authorize Indian tribes to enter into 
        certain leases without prior express approval (see H.R. 205), 
        H375 [1FE]
      Dept. of the Treasury: establish centers of excellence in 
        financial literacy education for young adults and families 
        (see H.R. 300), H220 [31JA]
      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: develop a comprehensive policy to 
        improve outreach and transparency to veterans and Armed Forces 
        members through provision of information on institutions of 
        higher learning (see H.R. 4057), H1847 [16AP]
      ------expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of 
        benefits (see H.R. 4287), H3808 [19JN]
      ------improve assistance provided to women veterans, facilitate 
        research on long-term reproductive health of veterans, and 
        modify child care assistance for certain veterans (see H.R. 
        6527), H6314 [23OC]
      ------improve educational counseling opportunities for veterans 
        (see H.R. 6101), H6234 [20SE]
      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]
      ------eliminate discrimination in State criminal and civil laws 
        for those who have tested positive for HIV (see H.R. 3053), 
        H2715 [15MY]
      Diseases: bring an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and 
        around the world (see H.R. 6138), H5008 [18JY]
      ------expand research and awareness activities relative to 
        scleroderma (see H.R. 1672), H5328 [26JY]
      ------provide grants to better understand and reduce gestational 
        diabetes (see H.R. 2194), H6152 [19SE]
      ------recognize potential for virtual elimination of pediatric 
        HIV and AIDS and keeping HIV positive mothers alive (see H. 
        Con. Res. 123), H2645 [10MY]
      ------require group and individual health insurance coverage and 
        group health plans to cover oral cancer drugs on terms no less 
        favorable than coverage provided for intravenously 
        administered anticancer medications (see H.R. 2746), H2813 
        [16MY]
      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 H. Res. 694), H3914 [20JN]
      ------award grants to prepare individuals for the 21st century 
        workplace and increase global competitiveness (see H.R. 3036), 
        H4065 [26JN]
      EPA: implement integrated pest management systems to minimize 
        pesticide use in schools and provide parents and employees 
        with notices of such use (see H.R. 4225), H1427 [20MR]
      ERISA: provide protection for company-provided retiree health 
        benefits (see H.R. 1322), H6469 [27NO]
      FDA: require the label of drugs to contain a parenthetical 
        statement identifying the source of any ingredient 
        constituting or derived from a grain or starch-containing 
        ingredient (see H.R. 4972), H2716 [15MY]
      Firearms: require face to face purchases of ammunition, 
        licensing of ammunition dealers, and reporting regarding bulk 
        purchases of ammunition (see H.R. 6241), H6828 [17DE]
      Food industry: require labels on packages of meat include a 
        statement on whether the meat contains lean finely textured 
        beef (pink slime) (see H.R. 4346), H1811 [30MR]
      Foreign aid: provide assistance for the prevention and treatment 
        of obstetric fistula (see H.R. 949), H5923 [12SE]
      Fraternal organizations: tribute to tax-exempt fraternal benefit 
        societies for charitable works and volunteer activities in 
        communities across the country (see H. Con. Res. 116), H4828 
        [11JY]
      Gambling: prohibit certain gaming activities on certain Indian 
        lands in Arizona (see H.R. 2938), H1306 [8MR]
      Health: promote development of meaningful treatments for 
        patients (see H.R. 3497), H6234 [20SE]
      ------reauthorize certain programs for individuals with 
        traumatic brain injury (see H.R. 4238), H6280 [21SE]
      Human rights: combat international violence against women and 
        girls (see H.R. 5905), H3660 [7JN]
      ------modify certain provisions of law relative to torture (see 
        H.R. 4011), H692 [9FE]
      ------prohibit transfer of defense articles and defense services 
        to foreign countries that are engaging in gross violations of 
        internationally-recognized human rights (see H.R. 5749), H6152 
        [19SE]
      Hurricanes: express condolences to, commend resiliency and 
        courage of, and provide necessary resources for relief, 
        recovery, and rebuilding efforts of victims of Hurricane Sandy 
        (see H. Res. 820), H6505 [28NO]
      Immigration: cancel removal and adjust status of certain long-
        term resident alien students (see H.R. 1842), H3808 [19JN]
      ------provide for visas for certain advanced science, 
        technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates (see H.R. 
        6412), H6152 [19SE]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see H. Res. 837), H7360 [19DE]
      Insurance: allow enforcement of State disclosure laws and access 
        to courts for covered Holocaust-era insurance policy claims 
        (see H.R. 890), H6234 [20SE]
      International AIDS Conference: support and encourage global HIV/
        AIDS research, prevention, and treatment programs (see H. Res. 
        713), H4686 [9JY]
      Iran: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy 
        for the purpose of ensuring U.S. diplomatic efforts to prevent 
        acquisition of nuclear weapons and avoid war (see H.R. 4173), 
        H1642 [27MR]
      ------use parts of fines levied against companies that do 
        business with Iran to establish a fund to pay claims to 
        Americans held hostage in Iran and their families identified 
        in a certain court case (see H.R. 5796), H5526 [31JY]
      IRS: permit issuance of prospective guidance clarifying 
        employment status of individuals for purposes of employment 
        taxes and to prevent retroactive assessments relative to such 
        clarifications (see H.R. 4123), H1133 [1MR]
      Lions Clubs: mint coins in commemoration of centennial of 
        establishment (see H.R. 2139), H5766 [10SE]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 3187), H2813 [16MY]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of the Centennial of 
        Marine Corps Aviation, and to support construction of the 
        Marine Corps Heritage Center (see H.R. 1621), H6314 [23OC]
      Medicaid: provide access to certified professional midwives for 
        enrollees (see H.R. 1054), H6151 [19SE]
      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), 
        H6152 [19SE]
      ------extended coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney 
        transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions (see 
        H.R. 2969), H2715 [15MY]
      ------improve diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema and reduce 
        costs relative to treatment of complications of lymphedema 
        (see H.R. 2499), H220 [31JA]
      ------include screening computed tomography colonography as a 
        colorectal screening test (see H.R. 4165), H1808 [29MR]
      ------provide coverage of services of qualified respiratory 
        therapists performed under the general supervision of a 
        physician (see H.R. 941), H3267 [30MY]
      ------recognize certain certified diabetes educators as 
        certified providers for purposes of outpatient diabetes self-
        management training services (see H.R. 2787), H2813 [16MY]
      ------reduce occurrence of diabetes in beneficiaries by 
        extending coverage for medical nutrition therapy services to 
        beneficiaries with pre-diabetes or with risk factors for 
        developing type 2 diabetes (see H.R. 2741), H441 [2FE]
      ------waive coinsurance for colorectal cancer screening tests, 
        regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required 
        during the screening (see H.R. 4120), H3163 [18MY]
      Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 640), H2274 [27AP]
      Minimum wage: provide for increases consistent with inflation 
        (see H.R. 6211), H5326 [26JY]
      NAACP: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 130), H4655 [29JN]
      National Cancer Act: anniversary (see H. Res. 531), H219 [31JA]
      National Cancer Prevention Day: designate (see H. Res. 538), 
        H475 [3FE]
      National Dance Day: designate (see H. Res. 725), H5131 [23JY]
      National Emancipation Day: observance (see H. Res. 803), H6276 
        [21SE]
      National Engineers Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        552), H1101 [29FE]
      National Foster Care Month: recognize goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 659), H2812 [16MY]
      National Hunger Awareness Day: designate (see H. Res. 655), 
        H2646 [10MY]
      National Infrastructure Development Bank: establish (see H.R. 
        402), H6535 [29NO]
      National Nurses Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        644), H2320 [7MY]
      National Park Service: mint coins in commemoration of 
        anniversary of establishment (see H.R. 5840), H3977 [21JN]
      National parks and recreation areas: repeal certain laws 
        relative to carrying certain weapons in national parks (see 
        H.R. 4063), H1274 [7MR]
      National School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day: designate (see H. 
        Res. 798), H6469 [27NO]
      National School Bus Safety Week: designate (see H. Res. 798), 
        H6469 [27NO]
      National School Counseling Week: designate (see H. Res. 525), 
        H221 [31JA]
      National Teacher Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        645), H2570 [9MY]
      National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month: 
        designate (see H. Res. 535), H374 [1FE]
      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]
      Native Americans: decrease incidence of violent crime against 
        Indian women, strengthen capacity of tribes to respond to such 
        crimes, and hold perpetrators accountable (see H.R. 4154), 
        H1272 [7MR]
      Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), 
        H1306 [8MR]
      Office of National Drug Control Policy: increase public 
        awareness about the dangers of synthetic drugs through the 
        National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (see H.R. 4205), H6314 
        [23OC]
      Office of Science and Technology Policy: tribute to 
        establishment of Federal interagency neuroscience working 
        group (see H. Res. 613), H3578 [6JN]
      Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office, Cold Spring, MN: 
        designate (see H.R. 6661), H6806 [13DE]
      Parks, Rosa: tribute (see H. Res. 832), H6806 [13DE]
      Pesticides: prohibit use, production, sale, importation, or 
        exportation of any pesticide containing atrazine (see H.R. 
        4318), H6369 [14NO]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see H.R. 4010), H692 [9FE]
      Postal Service: recalculate and restore retirement annuities, 
        eliminate requirement to pre-fund health benefits fund, 
        restrict facility closures, and create incentives to maintain 
        levels of service (see H.R. 3591), H1811 [30MR]
      Privacy: prohibit employers from requiring employees to provide 
        access to personal online accounts (see H.R. 5684), H3105 
        [17MY]
      Professional Social Work Month: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 589), H1427 [20MR]
      Public debt: eliminate statutory limit and place limitations on 
        the purposes for which public debt may be issued (see H.R. 
        2931), H7264 [18DE]
      Ramadan: recognize Islamic holy month and commend Muslims for 
        their faith (see H. Res. 728), H4863 [12JY]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see H. Res. 689), H3733 [18JN]
      Rhabdomyosarcoma Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see 
        H. Res. 652), H4828 [11JY]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (see H.R. 14), H1496 [21MR]
      Rotary International: commend efforts to prevent and eradicate 
        polio (see H. Res. 704), H4064 [26JN]
      Russia: condemn support of and transfer of weapons to regime of 
        Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and call for an end to such 
        transfers and support of sanctions against and leadership 
        transfer in Syria (see H. Res. 742), H5327 [26JY]
      Social Security: 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]
      Sports: encourage and ensure the use of safe football helmets 
        (see H.R. 1127), H6279 [21SE]
      Sudan: develop strategy to end human rights violations, create 
        incentives for governments and persons to end support, and 
        reinvigorate peace efforts (see H.R. 4169), H5631 [1AU]
      Taxation: broaden special rules for certain governmental health 
        reimbursement arrangements to include plans established by 
        political subdivisions (see H.R. 2698), H6061 [14SE]
      ------encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign 
        outsourcing (see H.R. 5542), H4656 [29JN]
      ------establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability 
        expenses of family members with disabilities (see H.R. 3423), 
        H376 [1FE]
      ------extend and modify the railroad track maintenance credit 
        (see H.R. 721), H2329 [7MY]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief 
        for families making less than a certain annual income and 
        provide alternative minimum tax relief (see H.R. 15), H5525 
        [31JY]
      ------extend credit for electricity produced from certain 
        renewable resources (see H.R. 3307), H694 [9FE]
      ------extend publicly traded partnership ownership structure to 
        energy power generation projects and transportation fuels (see 
        H.R. 6437), H6701 [11DE]
      ------increase, extend, and make permanent the above-the-line 
        deduction for certain elementary and secondary school teacher 
        expenses (see H.R. 1738), H2072 [24AP]
      ------increase exclusion for employer-provided dependent care 
        assistance (see H.R. 2481), H5292 [25JY]
      ------make permanent and expand the temporary minimum credit 
        rate for the low-income housing tax credit program (see H.R. 
        3661), H3808 [19JN]
      ------provide for an investment credit relative to the 
        production of electricity from offshore wind (see H.R. 3238), 
        H6535 [29NO]
      ------reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum 
        effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (see H.R. 3903), 
        H1916 [17AP]
      ------repeal excise tax on medical devices (see H.R. 5906), 
        H3660 [7JN]
      Transportation Security Administration: allow transportation 
        worker identification credentials (TWIC) applicants to 
        remotely apply for issuance, renewal, or activation (see H.R. 
        3173), H2072 [24AP]
      Twain, Mark: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 2453), H641 
        [8FE]
      U.N.: recognize the Proclamation of the Refugee Congress (see H. 
        Res. 690), H5079 [19JY]
      U.S. Coast Guard Academy: modify process for congressional 
        nomination of individuals for appointment as cadets (see H.R. 
        3695), H945 [17FE]
      Udall, Stewart L.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see H.R. 6494), H6274 [21SE]
      Veterans: establish veterans' treatment courts (see H.R. 2026), 
        H79 [18JA]
      ------issue a Victory for Veterans stamp (see H.R. 6121), H4863 
        [12JY]
      Vicksburg National Military Park: authorize acquisition of core 
        battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond, 
        MS, for addition (see H.R. 2083), H1642 [27MR]
      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]
      ------permit an individual who is required to present 
        identification to vote in a Federal election to meet such 
        requirement by signing an affidavit attesting to the 
        individual's identification (see H.R. 6419), H6280 [21SE]
      ------require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot (see H.R. 
        5816), H3103 [17MY]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3001), H1571 [26MR]
      Water for the Poor Act: enhance implementation (see H.R. 3658), 
        H1498 [21MR]
      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]
      ------improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart 
        disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases in women 
        (see H.R. 3526), H441 [2FE]
      World Social Work Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        589), H1427 [20MR]
      World War II: provide that service in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps 
        constituted active military service for veteran classification 
        (see H.R. 1718), H2569 [9MY]
      Year of the Korean War Veteran: designate (see H. Res. 618), 
        H4606 [28JN]
      Yousafzai, Malala: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        6588), H6343 [13NO]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Committee on Small Business (House): expand jurisdiction to 
        include nonprofit organizations (see H. Res. 768), H5707 [2AU]
      Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child 
        marriage (see H.R. 6087), H4684 [9JY]
      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: lead a multiagency effort to 
        slow the spread of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi and 
        Ohio River basins and tributaries (see H.R. 6385), H5922 
        [12SE]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child 
        marriage (H.R. 6087), H4685 [9JY]
      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: lead a multiagency effort to 
        slow the spread of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi and 
        Ohio River basins and tributaries (H.R. 6385), H5923 [12SE]
  Letters
      Dept. of Defense motorsports sponsorship funding: Nese F. 
        DeBruyne, Congressional Research Service, H4949 [18JY]
      Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act impact on 
        Chippewa tribal treaty rights and tribal consultation: Karen 
        R. Diver, Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
        Reservation Business Committee, H5881 [12SE]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      House of Representatives, H3179 [30MY], H4659 [9JY], H6311 
        [19OC]
  Remarks
      Abortion: prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the 
        basis of sex (H.R. 3541), E945 [1JN]
      Appropriations: establish legislative line-item veto to expedite 
        consideration of rescissions (H.R. 3521), H605 [8FE]
      Budget: reconciliation of the concurrent resolution and 
        replacement of sequester established by the Budget Control Act 
        (H.R. 5652), H3135 [18MY], E2018 [31DE]
      ------reform the budget baseline to remove automatic increases 
        in discretionary accounts and to require a comparison to the 
        previous year's spending levels (H.R. 3578), E175 
        [9FE]
      ------replace the sequester established by the Budget Control 
        Act (H.R. 6365), E1541 [14SE]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (H. Con. 
        Res. 112), H1673 [28MR]
      California: amend certain laws relative to a FERC project 
        located on a segment of the Lower Merced River (H.R. 2578), 
        E1155 [27JN]
      CBO: provide a macroeconomic analysis of the impact of 
        legislation (H.R. 3582), E175 [9FE]
      Center for Victims of Torture: tribute, E66 [24JA]
      Chinese Americans: express regret for passage of laws that 
        adversely affected the Chinese in the U.S., including the 
        Chinese Exclusion Act (H. Res. 683), E1144 [26JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 4310), H3135 [18MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities, 
        prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction 
        (H.R. 4310), conference report, E2018 [31DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 5856), H4939, H4948 [18JY], 
        E1265 [17JY]
      ------military musical units funding, H3135 [18MY], 
        H4939 [18JY], E1265 [17JY]
      ------modify award of Post-Deployment/Mobilization Respite 
        Absence program administrative absence days to exempt Reserve 
        members whose mobilization began before changes to the program 
        took effect (H.R. 4045), H2697 [15MY]
      ------motorsports sponsorship funding, H4948 [18JY]
      Dept. of Education: develop a plan to prevent waste, fraud, and 
        abuse in financial aid programs, E330 [7MR]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (H.R. 4628), E733 [8MY]
      ------prohibit from overreaching into academic affairs financial 
        aid program eligibility (H.R. 2117), E330 [7MR]
      Dept. of HUD: vulnerable populations housing programs funding, 
        E1239 [12JY]
      Dept. of the Interior: authorize Indian tribes to enter into 
        certain leases without prior express approval (H.R. 205), 
        E889 [25MY]
      ------authorize St. Croix River Crossing Project with 
        appropriate mitigation measures to promote river values (S. 
        1134), H1080, H1083, H1084, H1085 [29FE], E291 [1MR]
      Dept. of Transportation: high-speed rail projects funding, 
        E1239 [12JY]
      ------Safe Routes to School Program funding, E1238 
        [12JY]
      ------Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 
        (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program funding, E1239 
        [12JY]
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations for military construction and veterans' 
        services (H.R. 5854), E958 [1JN]
      Depts. of the Interior and Agriculture: prohibit from taking 
        action on public lands which impede border security on such 
        lands, E1155 [27JN]
      Depts. of Transportation and HUD and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 5972), E1239 [12JY]
      FDA: revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription 
        drugs and medical devices and establish user-fee programs for 
        generic drugs and biosimilars (H.R. 5651), H3230 
        [30MY]
      Federal employees: extend pay limitation for Members of Congress 
        and Federal employees (H.R. 3835), E145 [6FE]
      ------extend pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal 
        employees (H.R. 6726), H7526 [1JA]
      ------make persons having seriously delinquent tax debts 
        ineligible for Federal employment (H.R. 828), E1391 
        [2AU]
      FERC: transfer permitting approval authority over construction 
        of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 4348), motion to 
        instruct conferees, E699 [27AP]
      Financial institutions: exclude small lenders from certain Wall 
        Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regulations (H.R. 
        3336), E696 [27AP]
      Gulf of Mexico: restore resources, ecosystems, fisheries, 
        habitats, and wetlands of Gulf Coast States, and create jobs 
        and revive economy of communities affected by Deepwater 
        Horizon oil spill (H.R. 4348), conference report, 
        E1238 [12JY]
      ------restore resources, ecosystems, fisheries, habitats, and 
        wetlands of Gulf Coast States, and create jobs and revive 
        economy of communities affected by Deepwater Horizon oil spill 
        (H.R. 4348), motion to instruct conferees, E699 [27AP]
      Health: reduce health care and insurance costs through medical 
        malpractice tort reform (H.R. 5), E481 [29MR]
      Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care 
        related provisions (H.R. 6079), H4660 [9JY], H4752 [10JY]
      House of Representatives: find Attorney General Holder in 
        contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas 
        issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 
        (House) (H. Res. 711), H4416 [28JN]
      Indian Health Care Improvement Act: preserve reauthorization, 
        H4752 [10JY]
      International Institute of Minnesota: tribute, E513 
        [30MR]
      Iran: oppose potential military strike as means to compel Iran 
        to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons, H2488 [9MY]
      Israel: 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 (H.R. 
        4133), H2488 [9MY]
      Izaak Walton League: anniversary, E1473 [11SE]
      Manhattan Project National Historical Park: establish (H.R. 
        5987), E1659 [28SE]
      Medicare: reform, H1673 [28MR]
      Members of Congress: eliminate automatic salary adjustments, 
        H7526 [1JA]
      ------eliminate automatic salary adjustments (H.R. 3858), 
        E145 [6FE]
      Mining and mineral resources: allow mining projects that have 
        applied for a permit for mining critical minerals and 
        materials access to expedited review process instituted by the 
        lead Federal agency, E1301 [23JY]
      ------promote domestic production of critical minerals and 
        materials (H.R. 4402), E1301 [23JY]
      Minnesota: ensure Chippewa tribal treaty rights and tribal 
        consultation relative to certain Federal lands exchanged for 
        State trust lands located in Boundary Waters Canoe Area 
        Wilderness of the Superior National Forest, H5880 [12SE]
      ------expedite exchange of certain Federal lands for State trust 
        lands located in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of the 
        Superior National Forest (H.R. 5544), H5875, H5880, H5882, 
        H5885 [12SE]
      ------require land appraisals based on accepted Federal 
        standards before exchange of certain Federal lands for State 
        trust lands located in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness 
        of the Superior National Forest, H5885 [12SE]
      ------restore public participation with environmental review 
        relative to exchange of certain Federal lands for State trust 
        lands located in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of the 
        Superior National Forest, H5882 [12SE]
      Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), 
        E1835 [29NO]
      Native Americans: decrease incidence of violent crime against 
        Indian women, strengthen capacity of tribes to respond to such 
        crimes, and hold perpetrators accountable, H2769 [16MY]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal (H.R. 6079), 
        H4660 [9JY], H4752 [10JY]
      ------repeal provisions providing for the Independent Payment 
        Advisory Board, E481 [29MR]
      ------require health care exchange subsidy overpayments be 
        repaid in full, H3607 [7JN]
      Pearson's Candy Co.: anniversary of Nut Goodie Bar, 
        E1570 [19SE]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (H.R. 14), E514 [30MR]
      ------extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier 
        safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs 
        pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4281), 
        E514 [30MR]
      ------extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier 
        safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs 
        pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4348), 
        conference report, E1238 [12JY]
      ------extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier 
        safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs 
        pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4348), 
        motion to instruct conferees, E699 [27AP]
      Russia: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), 
        E1835 [29NO]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (H.R. 3606), Senate amendment, E517 [30MR]
      Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational 
        fishing, hunting, and shooting (H.R. 4089), E589 
        [19AP]
      St. Paul, MN: anniversary of International Brotherhood of 
        Electrical Workers Local 110, E1332 [25JY]
      ------anniversary of Junior League of St. Paul, E723 
        [8MY]
      ------anniversary of Pilgrim Baptist Church, E1300 
        [23JY]
      ------anniversary of St. Paul Yacht Club, E1177 [28JN]
      ------anniversary of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, 
        E587 [19AP]
      ------anniversary of United Steelworkers (organization) Local 
        264, E1349 [30JY]
      ------tribute to Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and 
        Presbyterian Homes and Services Carondelet Village, 
        E1495 [12SE]
      St. Paul Port Authority: anniversary, E1889 [7DE]
      Syria: impose sanctions due to human rights abuses, E178 
        [9FE]
      Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide 
        alternative minimum tax relief, and extend increased expensing 
        limitations (H.R. 8), H5537 [1AU]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide alternative 
        minimum tax relief, and extend increased expensing limitations 
        (H.R. 8), Senate amendments, H7526 [1JA]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief 
        for families making less than a certain annual income and 
        provide alternative minimum tax relief (H.R. 15), H7438 [30DE]
      ------extend production tax credit for wind power, H4660 [9JY], 
        H6348 [14NO], E1208 [9JY]
      ------prohibit the use of public funds for political party 
        conventions and return previously distributed funds for 
        deficit reduction (H.R. 5912), E1616 [21SE]
      ------provide a deduction for domestic business income of 
        qualified small businesses (H.R. 9), E646 [25AP]
      ------reform the Federal tax code, H605 [8FE]
      ------repeal excise tax on medical devices (H.R. 436), H3607 
        [7JN]
      Terrorism: commend U.S. public servants who died in attack on 
        U.S. consulate in Libya, express condolences to families of 
        victims, condemn U.S. Embassy attacks, and call for 
        perpetrators to be brought to justice (H. Res. 786), 
        E1614 [21SE]
      Transportation: authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public 
        transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs 
        (H.R. 7), E514 [30MR]
      Trust for Public Land (organization): anniversary, E1554 
        [19SE]
      Vietnamese Conflict: tribute to Hmong pilots trained to fly 
        ``secret war'' counterinsurgency missions, E1081 
        [19JN]
      Violence Against Women Act: ensure access to assistance programs 
        regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, H2769 
        [16MY]
      ------ensure protection for immigrant victims of domestic 
        violence and crime, H2769 [16MY]
      ------reauthorize (H.R. 4970), H2769 [16MY], E851 [18MY]
      Votes: position on missed, H7531 [1JA], E1028 
        [8JN], E1072 [19JN]
      West St. Paul, MN: Garlough Environmental Magnet School 
        recipient of Dept. of Education Green Ribbon Schools award, 
        E904 [30MY]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Leave of absence: granted, H3402 [1JN]
  Statements
      Production Tax Credit for Wind Power: Doug Fredrickson, Blattner 
        Energy, Inc., E1209 [9JY]
      ------Mark Ahlstrom, WindLogics Inc., E1209 [9JY]
      ------Shanelle Montan, enXco, Inc., E1208 [9JY]
      ------Tim Maag, M.A. Mortenson Co., E1209 [9JY]
      Tax Expenditures and Budget Rescission Authority: by, H605 [8FE]
  Tributes
      Anderson, Marge, H3179 [30MY]
      Bergren, Tom, E433 [22MR]
      Crooks, Stanley, E1592 [21SE]
      Eichten, Gary, E33 [18JA]
      Griffin, Gloria, E1453 [10SE]
      Johnson, Douglas A., E66 [24JA]
      Kubly, Gary W., E403 [21MR]
      Payne, Donald M., H1205 [6MR]
      Zoellick, Robert, E780 [11MY]