[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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McCONNELL, MITCH (a Senator from Kentucky)

  Amendments
      Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), S3840 [7JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 3254), S7217 [29NO]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (S. 2343), S3609, S3640 [24MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 
        3457), S6342 [13SE]
      Postal Service: improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2603 
        [23AP]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S538 [9FE], S570 [13FE], S1079 
        [28FE], S1515 [8MR]
      Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide 
        alternative minimum tax relief, and extend increased expensing 
        limitations (H.R. 8), S8592 [31DE]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief 
        for families making less than a certain annual income and 
        provide alternative minimum tax relief (S. 3412), S5352 [25JY]
      ------provide a temporary income tax credit for increased 
        payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business 
        assets (S. 2237), S4827, S4829, S4830 [10JY]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5401 [25JY], S5743 
        [31JY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (S. 1925), S2738 [25AP], 
        S2865 [26AP]
  Appointments
      Committee to escort the President, H151 [24JA]
  Articles and editorials
      Alice Helton Was Surrounded by Family, Tara Kaprowy, London (KY) 
        Sentinel-Echo, S4888 [11JY]
      At Almost 100, Bill Santor Looks Back on His Colorful Life in 
        Golf, Mike Fields, Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader, S2319 [16AP]
      Back on His Home Land, Sue Minton, London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, 
        S2317 [16AP]
      Bank, Coal Company Founder Dies at 73, Carol Mills, London (KY) 
        Sentinel-Echo, S1417 [6MR]
      Board of Directors--Larry Corum, London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, 
        S5252 [23JY]
      Buffett Tax Divides Americans, but Solves Nothing, Senator 
        Barrasso, Investor's Business Daily (publication), S2289 
        [16AP]
      Carl Dick's General Store--A Science Hill Tradition, Don White, 
        Somerset (KY) Commonwealth Journal, S153 [30JA]
      Causey Is Hailed as Public Servant; Guthrie Aide Retiring at the 
        End of January, Andrew Robinson, Bowling Green (KY) Daily 
        News, S255 [1FE]
      Chapter in WWII History, Manchester (KY) Enterprise, S3078 
        [10MY]
      Cornett Looks Back on Her Career With WYMT, Cris Ritchie, Hazard 
        (KY) Herald, S6425 [19SE]
      Dems Wait by Phone for Obama, Manu Raju, Politico (publication), 
        S3390 [22MY]
      Dennis Meyers Led Manchester Memorial to Growth, Manchester (KY) 
        Enterprise, S6525 [20SE]
      Faith and Family Helped Build Furniture Business, Tara Kaprowy, 
        London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S4787 [9JY]
      Family & Children's Place Has Money for Big Center, Sheldon S. 
        Shafer, Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal, S904 [17FE]
      Father and Son Team Up To Go Outside the Wire, Corbin (KY) 
        Times-Tribune, S2318 [16AP]
      Finding Family Far From Home, Magen McCrarey, London (KY) 
        Sentinel-Echo, S2321 [16AP]
      Former Wildcat, Coaching Legend Dead at 59, Chris Parsons, 
        Corbin (KY) Times-Tribune, S6424 [19SE]
      Frankfort VFW's Honor Guard Members Feel Privileged To Serve, 
        Kayleigh Zyskowski, Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader, S2320 [16AP]
      George Washington `G.W.' Griffin--Owner of Laurel Grocery 
        Company, London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S6424 [19SE]
      Happy Birthday! County Marks 100 Years With Day-Long 
        Celebration, Janie Slaven, McCreary County (KY) Record, S4145 
        [13JN]
      He's Done It All, Carol Mills, London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S2959 
        [8MY]
      HHS Signs $20M PR Contract To Promote Healthcare Law, Sam Baker, 
        Hill (publication), S3391 [22MY]
      Highlands Center for Autism, London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S2597 
        [23AP]
      History in the Making, Carrie Dillard, London (KY) Sentinel-
        Echo, S2316 [16AP]
      Hodgenville Police Chief Remembers Fallen Officer, wave3.com 
        (Internet site), S6423 [19SE]
      Jailer by Vocation, Father at Heart, Nita Johnson, London (KY) 
        Sentinel-Echo, S4887 [11JY]
      Jim Booth Committed to Economic Development, Southeast Kentucky 
        Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, S1676 [14MR]
      Jimmy Lee Vance--Remembrances of Jimmy Lee Vance, Corbin (KY) 
        Times-Tribune, S1575 [12MR]
      Joe Liles, National Rural Water Association Newsletter, S6787 
        [14NO]
      Judge Weddle Remembered--Circuit Court Judge Dies Days After 
        Announcing Retirement, Larry Rowell, Casey County (KY) News, 
        S2651 [24AP]
      Kentucky Academy Tops the Chart--Newsweek Ranks Kentucky Academy 
        as America's Top High School, Daniel Stone, Newsweek 
        (publication), S3679 [4JN]
      Larry Shinn, Berea College President, Plans Retirement, Tim 
        Jordan, Berea (KY) Spotlight, S3616 [24MY]
      Laurel Man Receives French Military Honor, Nita Johnson, London 
        (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S1992 [22MR]
      Lipps Known for Commitment to Community, Manchester (KY) 
        Enterprise, S6526 [20SE]
      Longest-Serving Tourism Director in State, Nita Johnson, London 
        (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S256 [1FE]
      Midway College President Dr. William B. Drake, Jr., Discover the 
        Power of Southeast Kentucky (publication), S843 [16FE]
      Mitch McConnell Dead Wrong on DISCLOSE Act, S4993 [16JY]
      Mortimers--A Good Place To Call Home, Southeast Kentucky Chamber 
        of Commerce Newsletter, S1785 [19MR]
      Navy Supplier, Carol Mills, London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S2318 
        [16AP]
      Part of History, Carol Mills, London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S2322 
        [16AP]
      Pikeville Medical Center, London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S3271 
        [17MY]
      Political Icon Donnie Girdler Dead at 63, Bill Mardis, Somerset 
        (KY) Commonwealth Journal, S1537 [8MR]
      Reject the ``Thurmond Rule''--Senate Minority Leader Mitch 
        McConnell Invokes the Legacy of Strom Thurmond To Hold Up 
        Judicial Confirmations--It's Bad for Judges and Bad for 
        Justice, S5248 [23JY]
      Rep. Danny Ford Calling It Quits After 30 Years in Frankfort, 
        Todd Kleffman, Campbellsville (KY) Central Kentucky News-
        Journal, S2595 [23AP]
      Schumer Schemes To Hit GOP, Manu Raju, Politico (publication), 
        S1688 [15MR]
      Sheriff Remembers Fallen Deputy, Angela Sparkman, WKYT.com 
        (Internet site), S1190 [1MR]
      Singleton Takes Pride in Helping Families, Magen McCrarey, 
        London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S1786 [19MR]
      Sole Surviving Marines' Lexington Platoon Member To Be Honored, 
        Tom Eblen, Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader, S3323 [21MY]
      Superior Printing--Family Pride in Each and Every Job, London 
        (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S3036 [9MY]
      Swopes Celebrate 60 Years in Business, Sarah Bennet, 
        Elizabethtown (KY) News-Enterprise, S2159 [28MR]
      Taking Chances Paid Off for McKnight, Nita Johnson, London (KY) 
        Sentinel-Echo, S3970 [12JN]
      They Answer the Call, Sue Minton, London (KY) Sentinel-Echo, 
        S3077 [10MY]
      TL Publisher Joins Hall of Fame Ranks, Jared Nelson, Princeton 
        (KY) Times Leader, S2539 [19AP]
      Tribute for the ``First Lady of Booneville'', Booneville (KY) 
        Sentinel, S5044 [16JY]
      U.S.S. Kentucky's Commander Is a Proud UK Alum, Sara Geegan, 
        Kentucky Kernel (University of Kentucky publication), S5252 
        [23JY]
      VanHoose Lumber Since 1910, Discover the Power of Southeast 
        Kentucky (publication), S905 [17FE]
      Westbrook--This Is Most Exciting Time in History, London (KY) 
        Sentinel-Echo, S5253 [23JY]
      World War II--A Trip Around the World, Carrie Dilard, London 
        (KY) Sentinel-Echo, S2226 [29MR]
      World War II--Taking the Lead, Carrie Dillard, London (KY) 
        Sentinel-Echo, S1993 [22MR]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abdnor, James: tribute (see S. Res. 475), S3631 [24MY]
      Abortion: prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the 
        basis of sex (see S. 3290), S4151 [13JN]
      ------protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of 
        Columbia (see S. 2103), S2731 [25AP]
      African Growth and Opportunity Act: add South Sudan to list of 
        eligible countries and extend third country fabric program 
        (see S. 3326), S4417 [21JN]
      Appropriations: provide for automatic continuing resolutions 
        (see S. 3434), S5381 [25JY]
      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]
      Budget: modify discretionary spending limits to take into 
        account savings resulting from the reduction in the number of 
        Federal employees and extending the Federal employee pay 
        freeze (see S. 2065), S4675 [27JN]
      ------require the President to provide a report detailing the 
        sequester required by the Budget Control Act (see S. 3228), 
        S3516 [23MY]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (see S. 3326), S4417 [21JN]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: permit use of rotunda for the 
        lying in state of the remains of Daniel K. Inouye (see S. Con. 
        Res. 64), S8139 [18DE]
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
        (Senate): authorize release of Permanent Subcommittee on 
        Investigations records on creation of anti-money laundering 
        and terrorist financing vulnerabilities (see S. Res. 616), 
        S8042 [13DE]
      Computers: improve cybersecurity by collaborating with industry, 
        enhancing information sharing, strengthening criminal statutes 
        for cyber crimes, and updating Federal security standards (see 
        S. 2151, 3342), S5979 [2AU]
      Congress: adjournment (see S. Con. Res. 38), S2243 [29MR] (see 
        S. Con. Res. 51), S4773 [29JN] (see S. Con. Res. 56, 59), 
        S5978 [2AU] (see S. Con. Res. 60), S6855 [15NO]
      ------approve permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline (see S. 2041), 
        S163 [30JA]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (see S. 2366), S2731 [25AP]
      Dept. of HHS: ensure religious conscience protections relative 
        to insurance coverage of certain women's preventive health 
        services (see S. 2043), S262 [1FE]
      Dept. of Labor: prohibit finalization of certain proposed child 
        labor rules relative to family farming (see S. 2221), S1932 
        [21MR]
      Dept. of the Interior: limit authority to issue regulations 
        before a certain date under the Surface Mining Control and 
        Reclamation Act (see S. 3450), S5487 [26JY]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): modify textile and apparel rules of origin (see S. 
        3326), S4417 [21JN]
      EPA: require regional administrators to be appointed by and with 
        the advice and consent of the Senate (see S. 3053), S3042 
        [9MY]
      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]
      Financial institutions: address fee disclosure requirements (see 
        S. 3204), S5382 [25JY]
      Firearms: permit States to provide reciprocal treatment for 
        carrying of certain concealed firearms by nonresidents (see S. 
        2213), S1847 [20MR]
      Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy 
        countries (see S. 2153), S1384 [5MR]
      Frumin, Alan S.: tribute (see S. Res. 359), S208 [31JA]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see S. Res. 624), S8138 [18DE]
      Internet: promote a global Internet free from government control 
        and preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model 
        currently in effect (see S. Con. Res. 50), S6628 [21SE]
      Iran: 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), S1460 [7MR]
      ------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]
      ITC: develop and recommend legislation for temporarily 
        suspending duties (see S. 3292), S4151 [13JN]
      Leahy, Senator: election as President pro tempore (see S. Res. 
        619), S8071 [17DE]
      ------notify the House of Representatives of election as 
        President pro tempore (see S. Res. 622), S8138 [18DE]
      ------notify the President of election as President pro tempore 
        (see S. Res. 623), S8138 [18DE]
      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]
      McGovern, George S.: tribute (see S. Res. 607), S7303 [30NO]
      National Airborne Day: designate (see S. Res. 527), S5304 [24JY]
      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]
      NLRB: disapprove rule relative to representation election 
        procedures (see S.J. Res. 36), S850 [16FE]
      ------permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees 
        who are working under a union contract (see S. 3221), S3517 
        [23MY]
      Nuclear weapons: designate a national day of remembrance for 
        workers of the U.S. nuclear weapons program (see S. Res. 519), 
        S5047 [16JY]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: protect rights of 
        conscience relative to requirements for coverage of specific 
        items and services (see S. 1467), S262 [1FE]
      Power resources: facilitate domestic energy production to reduce 
        energy costs and spur economic growth and job creation (see S. 
        3445), S5486 [26JY]
      ------recognize primacy of States relative to regulation of 
        hydraulic fracturing on Federal land within the boundaries of 
        the State (see S. 3573), S6746 [13NO]
      Presidents of the U.S.: establish a moratorium on significant 
        regulations imposed by a lame duck President (see S. 2368), 
        S2731 [25AP]
      Privacy: prevent national security breech and protect certain 
        military officers and civilian employees endangered due to 
        Unternet publication of certain information (see S. 3510), 
        S5977 [2AU]
      Public welfare programs: disapprove rule relative to waivers of 
        Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program work 
        requirements (see S.J. Res. 50), S6107 [11SE]
      ------prohibit waivers relative to compliance with Temporary 
        Assistance for Needy Families Program work requirements (see 
        S. 3397), S5133 [18JY]
      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]
      Rudman, Warren: tribute (see S. Res. 604), S7215 [29NO]
      Senate: authorize the taking of an official photograph in the 
        Senate Chamber (see S. Res. 381), S1089 [28FE] (see S. Res. 
        405), S2001 [22MR]
      Senate Legal Counsel: authorize legal representation in Bilbrey 
        v. Tyler (see S. Res. 506), S4636 [26JN]
      ------authorize legal representation in Common Cause, et al v. 
        Joseph R. Biden, Jr., et al. (see S. Res. 485), S3782 [6JN]
      ------authorize testimony, document production, and legal 
        representation in U.S. v. Richard F. (Dickie) Scruggs (see S. 
        Res. 403), S1932 [21MR]
      Sisters of Charity of Nazareth: anniversary (see S. Res. 606), 
        S7303 [30NO]
      Specter, Arlen: tribute (see S. Res. 612), S7703 [10DE]
      Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide 
        alternative minimum tax relief, extend increased expensing 
        limitations, and provide instructions for tax reform (see S. 
        3401), S5133 [18JY] (see S. 3413), S5212 [19JY] (see S. 3417), 
        S5257 [23JY]
      ------oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels 
        for electricity and transportation (see S. Con. Res. 61), 
        S7686 [6DE]
      ------repeal estate and generation-skipping taxes (see S. 2242), 
        S2166 [28MR]
      ------require certain nonresident aliens to provide valid 
        immigration documents to claim the refundable portion of the 
        child tax credit (see S. 3083), S3517 [23MY]
      Unemployment: require participation in public service and 
        engagement in an active job search as conditions for receipt 
        of extended benefits (see S. 2081), S494 [9FE]
      Water: clarify definition of navigable waters relative to 
        application of environmental protection regulations (see S. 
        2122), S1734 [15MR]
      ------prevent finalization by the EPA or Corps of Engineers of 
        proposed guidance on identification of waters protected by the 
        Federal Water Pollution Control Act (see S. 2245), S2166 
        [28MR]
      Wildlife: repeal certain laws relative to criminal penalties and 
        violations of foreign laws dealing with the illegal 
        trafficking of wildlife, fish, and plants (see S. 2062), S2393 
        [17AP]
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 
        Civil Air Patrol (see S. 418), S1933 [21MR]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (see S.J. Res. 43), S3976 [12JN]
      Civil War--U.S.: anniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs (see 
        S. Res. 357), S163 [30JA]
      Dept. of Justice: require Bureau of Prisons Director to be 
        appointed by and with advice and consent of the Senate (see S. 
        2169), S1459 [7MR]
      Public debt: disapprove the President's exercise of authority to 
        increase the debt limit (see S.J. Res. 34), S42 [23JA]
      Reid, Senator: authorize to administer the oath of office of 
        President pro tempore to Senator Leahy (see S. Res. 620), 
        S8071 [17DE]
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce: anniversary (see S. Res. 482), S3781 
        [6JN]
      University of Kentucky: tribute to men's basketball team (see S. 
        Res. 422), S2393 [17AP]
  Cloture motions
      Congress: prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic 
        information derived from their official positions for personal 
        benefit (S. 2038), S1839 [20MR], S1980 [22MR]
  Letters
      Interest Rate Reduction Act: by, S3696 [5JN]
      NRC management issues: William M. Daley, Executive Office of the 
        President, S2520 [19AP]
      Prevent national security breech and protect certain military 
        officers and civilian employees endangered due to Internet 
        publication of certain information: several former national 
        security officials, S5953 [2AU]
      Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees: by, S5965 
        [2AU]
      Tribute to Ernie Allen: by, S6836 [15NO]
  Lists
      World War II and Korean War veterans brought to visit national 
        memorials by Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, S3740 [6JN]
  Memorandums
      Certain Questions Related to Pro Forma Sessions of the Senate: 
        Christopher M. Davis, Congressional Research Service, S5954-
        S5956 [2AU]
  Motions
      EPA: disapprove rule relative to maximum achievable control 
        technology for certain steam generating units (S.J. Res. 37), 
        S4314 [20JN]
      Public debt: disapprove the President's exercise of authority to 
        increase the debt limit (H.J. Res. 98), S83 [26JA]
  Obituaries
      Baker, Kenny: Jennifer Hewlett, Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader, 
        S345 [6FE]
      Bunch, Dewayne E.: Corbin (KY) Times-Tribune, S5655 [30JY]
      Catron, Janie G.: Corbin (KY) Times-Tribune, S5952 [2AU]
      Maggard, Rod: Hazard (KY) Herald, S5863 [1AU]
      Scott, Martin D., Jr., S6426 [19SE]
      Thomas, Samuel W.: Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal, S6787 [14NO]
  Remarks
      African Growth and Opportunity Act: add South Sudan to list of 
        eligible countries and extend third country fabric program (S. 
        3326), S5451, S5452 [26JY], S5933 [2AU]
      ------add South Sudan to list of eligible countries and extend 
        third country fabric program (S. 3326), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, S5858 [1AU]
      Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), S4380, S4397 
        [21JN]
      ------continue certain programs (S. 3240), motion to proceed, 
        S3932 [12JN]
      Appropriations: legislative process, S1064 [28FE], S5648 [30JY]
      ------making continuing (H.J. Res. 117), S6322 [13SE]
      ------making continuing (H.J. Res. 117), unanimous-consent 
        request, S6507 [20SE]
      Aung San Suu Kyi: presentation of Congressional Gold Medal, 
        S6394 [19SE]
      Aurora, CO: express condolences for victims of movie theater 
        shootings and gratitude to responders to the shootings, S5239 
        [23JY]
      Bacharach, Robert E.: nomination to be circuit judge, S5649 
        [30JY]
      Bowling Green, KY: inclusion of Carol Martin Gatton Academy of 
        Mathematics and Science in Newsweek (publication) ``Best High 
        Schools'' list, S3679 [4JN]
      Budget: allocation of funds, S546 [13FE], S586 [14FE]
      ------reconciliation of the concurrent resolution and 
        replacement of sequester established by the Budget Control Act 
        (H.R. 5652), unanimous-consent request, S3615 [24MY]
      ------require the President to provide a report detailing the 
        sequester required by the Budget Control Act (H.R. 5872), 
        S5117 [18JY]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2012-2022 (S. Con. 
        Res. 42), motion to proceed, S3182 [16MY], S3246 [17MY]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (H. Con. 
        Res. 112), motion to proceed, S3182 [16MY], S3246 [17MY]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (S. Con. 
        Res. 37), motion to proceed, S3182 [16MY], S3246 [17MY]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (S. Con. 
        Res. 41), motion to proceed, S3182 [16MY], S3246 [17MY]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (S. Con. 
        Res. 44), motion to proceed, S3182 [16MY], S3246 [17MY]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (S. 3326), S5451, S5452 [26JY], S5933 [2AU]
      ------approve renewal of import restrictions (S. 3326), 
        unanimous-consent agreement, S5858 [1AU]
      ------approve renewal of import restrictions (S.J. Res. 43), 
        S3979 [12JN]
      Bush, KY: tribute to Bush Volunteer Fire Dept., S3076 [10MY]
      Campbellsville University: tribute to men's and women's track 
        and field and men's tennis teams, S6848 [15NO]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: anniversary of deaths of John M. 
        Gibson and Jacob J. Chestnut, S5266 [24JY]
      Civil War--U.S.: anniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs (S. 
        Res. 357), S203 [31JA]
      Clay County, KY: tribute to World War II veterans, S3078 [10MY]
      Congress: accomplishments of the 112th Congress, S6476, S6481 
        [20SE]
      ------approve permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, S1495 [8MR]
      ------importance of bipartisanship, S52 [24JA], S6716 [13NO]
      ------prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic 
        information derived from their official positions for personal 
        benefit (S. 2038), S288 [2FE]
      ------prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic 
        information derived from their official positions for personal 
        benefit (S. 2038), motion to proceed, S176 [31JA]
      Constitution Day: observance, S6424 [19SE]
      Democratic Party: national agenda, S14 [23JA]
      Dept. of Defense: impact of budget sequestration, S5115, S5117 
        [18JY], S5807 [1AU]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans, S4735 [29JN]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (H.R. 4628), S3671 [4JN], S3696 [5JN], S3804 
        [7JN], S4380 [21JN]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (S. 2343), S2667 [25AP], S3538, S3609 [24MY]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (S. 2343), motion to proceed, S2934 [8MY]
      Dept. of HHS: ensure religious conscience protections relative 
        to insurance coverage of certain women's preventive health 
        services, S372 [7FE], S485 [9FE]
      ------Prevention and Public Health Fund funding, S2934 [8MY]
      Dept. of Labor: prohibit finalization of certain proposed child 
        labor rules relative to family farming, S3932 [12JN]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): modify textile and apparel rules of origin (S. 3326), 
        S5451, S5452 [26JY], S5933 [2AU]
      ------modify textile and apparel rules of origin (S. 3326), 
        unanimous-consent agreement, S5858 [1AU]
      Du, Miranda: nomination to be district judge, S2116 [28MR]
      Economy: avert ``fiscal cliff'' economic crisis through 
        bipartisan agreement on taxes and spending, S6716 [13NO], 
        S6829 [15NO], S6878 [26NO], S6910 [27NO], S6986 [28NO], S7128 
        [29NO], S7435 [5DE], S7644, S7645 [6DE], S7712 [11DE], S7754 
        [12DE], S8157 [19DE], S8236 [20DE], S8324, S8325 [21DE], 
        S8418, S8419 [27DE], S8527 [30DE], S8570, S8584 [31DE]
      ------importance of job creation, S14 [23JA]
      ------provide for spending reductions through reform and repeal 
        of certain Federal and State programs (H.R. 6684), S8324 
        [21DE]
      ------provide incentives for the creation of jobs and extend and 
        reform certain tax provisions and Federal programs (H.R. 
        3630), S362 [7FE]
      EPA: disapprove rule relative to maximum achievable control 
        technology for certain steam generating units (S.J. Res. 37), 
        motion to proceed, S4314 [20JN]
      ------establish a temporary prohibition against revising any 
        national ambient air quality standard for coarse particulate 
        matter and limit Federal regulation of nuisance dust in 
        certain areas, S3932 [12JN]
      Eximbank: reauthorize, S1841 [20MR]
      F.S. VanHoose & Co., Inc.: tribute, S905 [17FE]
      Family & Children's Place (organization): tribute, S904 [17FE]
      FDA: revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription 
        drugs and medical devices and establish user-fee programs for 
        generic drugs and biosimilars (S. 3187), S3479 [23MY]
      FEMA: restore financial solvency of the National Flood Insurance 
        Fund, S4735 [29JN]
      Foreign aid: provide limitations on U.S. assistance (S. 3576), 
        unanimous-consent request, S6507 [20SE]
      Foreign countries: report on congressional delegation trip to 
        Burma, S82 [26JA]
      Frankfort, KY: anniversary of VFW Post 4075, S2320 [16AP]
      Government regulations: impact on the energy sector, S3697 [5JN]
      Grassley, Senator: tribute to casting 11,000th vote, S6766 
        [14NO]
      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, S4735 [29JN]
      Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care 
        related provisions (H.R. 6079), S5949 [2AU]
      ------repeal health-care related provisions (H.R. 6079), 
        unanimous-consent request, S5949 [2AU]
      Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter (organization): tribute, S3740 
        [6JN]
      Iran: express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S.J. Res. 41), 
        unanimous-consent request, S6507 [20SE]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), S3253, S3254 [17MY]
      Jaczko, Gregory B.: resignation as NRC Chair, S3391 [22MY]
      Kentucky: tribute to students who participated in National 
        History Day (organization) Competition, S4360 [20JN]
      ------tribute to University of Louisville v. University of 
        Kentucky NCAA men's basketball tournament game, S2117 [28MR]
      K-I Lumber & Building Materials (company): tribute, S609 [14FE]
      Leahy, Senator: tribute to casting 14,000th vote, S5357 [25JY]
      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, S6242 [12SE]
      Liles, Joe: National Rural Water Association Man of the Year 
        Award recipient, S6787 [14NO]
      Lipps, Tess: Clay County, KY, Days Wall of Fame honoree, S6526 
        [20SE]
      Louisville, KY: anniversary of Rotary Club of Louisville, S3895 
        [11JN]
      Lugar, Senator: tribute to casting 13,000th vote, S5357 [25JY]
      McCreary County, KY: anniversary, S4144 [13JN]
      Memorial Day: observance, S3617 [24MY]
      Middle East: U.S. policy, S6296 [13SE]
      Midway College: tribute, S842 [16FE]
      Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), 
        unanimous-consent agreement, S7435 [5DE]
      ------extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), 
        unanimous-consent request, S7644, S7645 [6DE]
      Murphy, Donna M.: nomination to be District of Columbia Superior 
        Court associate judge, unanimous-consent request, S2224 
        [29MR], S4452 [25JN]
      Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 
        express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel 
        and first responders who responded to shootings, S8050 [17DE]
      Obama, President: decision to reject permit for the Keystone XL 
        Pipeline, S1101 [29FE], S1434 [7MR]
      ------evaluation of administration, S2614 [24AP], S2991 [9MY], 
        S3052 [10MY], S3460 [23MY], S4314 [20JN], S4986-S4988 [16JY], 
        S5052 [17JY]
      ------evaluation of economic policies, S52 [24JA], S2560 [23AP], 
        S3390 [22MY], S3671 [4JN], S3931 [12JN], S4110 [13JN], S4794 
        [10JY], S5170 [19JY], S5693 [31JY], S5902 [2AU], S6322 [13SE], 
        S6476, S6481 [20SE]
      ------evaluation of energy policies, S1064 [28FE], S1101 [29FE], 
        S1434 [7MR], S2346 [17AP], S2456 [18AP]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact, S1957 [22MR]
      ------impact of implementation on health care, coverage, costs, 
        and accessibility, S1876 [21MR]
      ------impact on tax burden, S4735 [29JN]
      ------implementation funding, S3460 [23MY]
      ------protect rights of conscience relative to requirements for 
        coverage of specific items and services, S1160 [1MR]
      ------repeal, S1876 [21MR], S1957 [22MR], S2190 [29MR], S5692, 
        S5693 [31JY]
      ------repeal Community Living Assistance Services and Supports 
        (CLASS) program (H.R. 1173), S234 [1FE]
      ------repeal (H.R. 6079), S5949 [2AU]
      ------repeal (H.R. 6079), unanimous-consent request, S5949 [2AU]
      ------repeal provisions providing for the Independent Payment 
        Advisory Board, S1957 [22MR]
      ------Supreme Court decision on constitutionality, S4692 [28JN], 
        S4735 [29JN]
      Petroleum: gasoline price levels, S1064 [28FE], S1101 [29FE], 
        S1434 [7MR], S2116 [28MR], S2346 [17AP], S2456 [18AP]
      Pikeville, KY: Pikeville Medical Center recipient of American 
        Alliance of Healthcare Providers Hospital of the Year award, 
        S3271 [17MY]
      Point of order, S4751 [29JN]
      Police Week: observance, S3138 [15MY]
      Political campaigns: assessment of elections, S6716 [13NO]
      ------provide for additional disclosure requirements for 
        corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (S. 
        3369), motion to proceed, S4986, S5008 [16JY]
      Postal Service: improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2695 
        [25AP]
      ------improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), unanimous-
        consent request, S2054 [27MR]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (S. 2204), S2116 [28MR], S2189, S2198 [29MR]
      ------eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable 
        energy (S. 2204), motion to proceed, S2018 [26MR], S2048 
        [27MR]
      ------eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable 
        energy (S. 2204), unanimous-consent request, S2054 [27MR]
      ------national energy policy, S1064 [28FE]
      Presidential appointments: exercise of recess appointment power 
        during a congressional recess of less than 3 days, S5954 [2AU]
      ------nominations considered and confirmed en bloc, S2273 [29MR]
      ------Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, 
        S1585, S1586 [13MR], S1641, S1658 [14MR], S5648, S5649 [30JY], 
        S6495 [20SE]
      ------Senate process for confirmation of political nominees, 
        S2273 [29MR]
      Prestonburg, KY: tribute to Highlands Center for Autism, S2596 
        [23AP]
      Privacy: prevent national security breech and protect certain 
        military officers and civilian employees endangered due to 
        Internet publication of certain information (S. 3510), S5952 
        [2AU]
      Public debt: allow increase of debt ceiling by Executive order, 
        S7435 [5DE], S7644, S7645 [6DE]
      ------allow increase of debt ceiling by Executive order (S. 
        3664), unanimous-consent request, S7664 [6DE]
      ------disapprove the President's exercise of authority to 
        increase the debt limit (H.J. Res. 98), motion to proceed, S83 
        [26JA]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs, S2209, S2210, S2211 [29MR]
      ------extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier 
        safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs 
        (S. 1813), S1160 [1MR], S1409, S1410 [6MR], S1495 [8MR], S1658 
        [14MR]
      ------extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier 
        safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs 
        (S. 1813), unanimous-consent request, S1409 [6MR]
      ------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), 
        unanimous-consent request, S2209, S2210, S2211 [29MR]
      ------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, S4735 [29JN]
      Russia: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), 
        unanimous-consent agreement, S7435 [5DE]
      ------extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), 
        unanimous-consent request, S7644, S7645 [6DE]
      Securities: provide end user exemptions for certain derivative 
        sales, S3932 [12JN]
      Senate: executive calendar, unanimous-consent request, S6495 
        [20SE]
      ------impact of partisanship, S1687 [15MR], S3138 [15MY], S5094, 
        S5095, S5096, S5097, S5098 [18JY], S6495 [20SE], S6560 [21SE]
      ------legislative priorities, S3052 [10MY]
      ------legislative process, S5094, S5095, S5096, S5097, S5098 
        [18JY], S6560 [21SE], S7313 [3DE]
      ------legislative program, S2772 [26AP], S6508 [20SE], S8481 
        [28DE]
      Senate Rules: reform filibuster rules to improve daily process, 
        S5094 [18JY], S6878, S6880, S6881, S6882 [26NO], S6911, S6912, 
        S6913 [27NO], S6987 [28NO], S7313 [3DE], S7364 [4DE], S7788 
        [12DE]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (H.R. 3606), S1496 [8MR], S1584, S1586 [13MR], S1687 
        [15MR], S1841 [20MR], S1875 [21MR], S1957 [22MR]
      ------increase job creation and economic growth by improving 
        access to public capital markets for emerging growth companies 
        (H.R. 3606), unanimous-consent request, S1585 [13MR]
      Social Security: budget treatment of trust funds, S6986 [28NO]
      Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational 
        fishing, hunting, and shooting (H.R. 4089), unanimous-consent 
        request, S6604 [21SE]
      ------protect and enhance opportunities for recreational 
        fishing, hunting, and shooting (S. 3525), motion to proceed, 
        S6604 [21SE]
      Superior Printing and Publishing Co., Inc.: tribute, S3036 [9MY]
      Svinicki, Kristine L.: call for re-nomination to the NRC, S2457 
        [18AP], S2520 [19AP]
      ------nomination to the NRC, S3391 [22MY]
      Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts, S3804 [7JN], 
        S4836, S4837 [11JY], S5052 [17JY]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide alternative 
        minimum tax relief, and extend increased expensing limitations 
        (H.R. 8), S8584 [31DE]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide alternative 
        minimum tax relief, extend increased expensing limitations, 
        and provide instructions for tax reform, S5324, S5339, S5352 
        [25JY]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief 
        for families making less than a certain annual income and 
        provide alternative minimum tax relief (S. 3412), S5354 
        [25JY], S5421 [26JY], S8418 [27DE]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief 
        for families making less than a certain annual income and 
        provide alternative minimum tax relief (S. 3412), motion to 
        proceed, S5267 [24JY], S5324, S5352 [25JY]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief 
        for families making less than a certain annual income and 
        provide alternative minimum tax relief (S. 3412), unanimous-
        consent agreement, S5339 [25JY]
      ------extend certain expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue 
        Code, S1660 [14MR]
      ------make permanent certain tax cuts and relief for families 
        making less than a certain income, increased expensing 
        limitations, and alternative minimum tax relief (H.J. Res. 
        66), S8324 [21DE]
      ------prevent professional service income from being 
        mischaracterized as S corporation income to avoid paying 
        payroll taxes, S2934 [8MY]
      ------provide a deduction for domestic business income of 
        qualified small businesses (H.R. 9), unanimous-consent 
        request, S5451 [26JY]
      ------provide a temporary income tax credit for increased 
        payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business 
        assets (S. 2237), S4886 [11JY], S4920 [12JY]
      ------provide a temporary income tax credit for increased 
        payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business 
        assets (S. 2237), motion to proceed, S4837 [11JY]
      ------provide a temporary income tax credit for increased 
        payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business 
        assets (S. 2237), unanimous-consent request, S4836, S4886 
        [11JY]
      ------provide payroll tax relief, S362 [7FE]
      ------rates, S4794 [10JY]
      ------reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum 
        effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (S. 2230), motion 
        to proceed, S2288, S2289 [16AP]
      ------reform the Federal tax code, S3804 [7JN], S4920 [12JY], 
        S5170 [19JY]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5692, S5693 [31JY], 
        S5901, S5902 [2AU]
      ------enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), motion to proceed, 
        S6835 [15NO]
      Terrorism: anniversary of terrorist attacks, S6076 [11SE]
      Tornadoes: express condolences for victims, commend first 
        responders, and provide assistance to Kentucky, S1161 [1MR], 
        S1376 [5MR], S1573 [12MR], S2190 [29MR]
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce: anniversary (S. Res. 482), S3782 [6JN]
      University of Kentucky: tribute to men's basketball team, S14 
        [23JA]
      University of Louisville: tribute, S8135 [18DE]
      ------tribute to men's basketball team, S14 [23JA]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (H.R. 4970), unanimous-
        consent request, S3615 [24MY]
      ------reauthorize (S. 1925), S2746, S2772 [26AP]
      ------reauthorize (S. 1925), motion to proceed, S2614 [24AP]
      Water: clarify definition of navigable waters relative to 
        application of environmental protection regulations, S3932 
        [12JN]
      ------prevent finalization by the EPA or Corps of Engineers of 
        proposed guidance on identification of waters protected by the 
        Federal Water Pollution Control Act, S3932 [12JN]
      Women: health care for women, S5692, S5693 [31JY]
      World War II: recognize anniversary of, and Armed Forces members 
        who participated in, the D-Day amphibious landing at Normandy, 
        France, S3740 [6JN]
  Remarks in Senate relative to
      Tribute, S93 [26JA], S8250 [20DE]
  Texts of
      S. 2169, Federal Prisons Accountability Act, S1461 [7MR]
      S.J. Res. 34, disapprove the President's exercise of authority 
        to increase the debt limit, S45 [23JA]
      S.J. Res. 43, Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act import 
        restrictions renewal approval, S3980 [12JN]
  Tributes
      Allen, Ernie, S6835 [15NO]
      Ardery, Philip P., S5951 [2AU]
      Baker, Kenny, S344 [6FE]
      Billington, James H., S6323 [13SE]
      Boggs, Wilmer L., S1993 [22MR]
      Booth, Jim, S1675 [14MR]
      Bowling, John, S4886 [11JY]
      Brown, Senator Scott P., S8004 [13DE]
      Bunch, Dewayne E., S5654 [30JY]
      Catron, Janie G., S5952 [2AU]
      Causey, Phyllis, S254 [1FE]
      Cecil, James T., S3323 [21MY]
      Collins, Senator, S4936 [12JY]
      Cornett, Ernestine, S6425 [19SE]
      Corum, Larry, S5251 [23JY]
      DeMint, Senator, S8157 [19DE]
      Dick family, S153 [30JA]
      Dorton, Dennis T., S4943 [12JY]
      Dove, Laura, S2191 [29MR]
      Enzi, Senator, S3539 [24MY]
      Ford, Danny, S2595 [23AP]
      Francis, James, S2318 [16AP]
      French, Morgan, S5952 [2AU]
      Frumin, Alan S., S176 [31JA]
      Garvin, Nathaniel D., S5171 [19JY]
      Gilliam, Leonard, S2225 [29MR]
      Girdler, Donald E., S1536 [8MR]
      Griffin, George W., S6423 [19SE]
      Hanagan, Tony, S8625 [1JA]
      Harris, Keira, S8625 [1JA]
      Harvey, Ken, S255 [1FE]
      Hayes, Charles, S2322 [16AP]
      Helton, Alice, S4887 [11JY]
      Hutcheson, Chip, S2539 [19AP]
      Hutchison, Senator, S8122 [18DE]
      Inouye, Daniel K., S8066 [17DE], S8095, S8115 [18DE]
      Jaenichen, Paul (Chip), S1994 [22MR]
      Jurich, Tom, S7129 [29NO]
      Kaelin, Carl, S5903 [2AU]
      Kirk, Senator, S14 [23JA]
      Kyl, Senator, S8249 [20DE]
      Long, Charles, S2809 [26AP]
      Long, Virginia R. (Ruth), S5044 [16JY]
      Lugar, Senator, S3052 [10MY], S7713 [11DE]
      Maggard, Rod, S5863 [1AU]
      Mason, Micah B., S2318 [16AP]
      Mason, Micah J., S2318 [16AP]
      Mays, David, S2321 [16AP]
      McCallister, Michael B., S7742 [11DE]
      McKnight, Delford, S3969 [12JN]
      Meyers, Dennis, S6525 [20SE]
      Mikulski, Senator, S1899 [21MR]
      Moore, Ned, S5725 [31JY]
      Mortimer, Doug and Sue, S1784 [19MR]
      Mortimer, Ritter, S1784 [19MR]
      Paxton, William F., III, S7397 [4DE]
      Pereira, Felipe, S3617 [24MY]
      Rabun, John, S1434 [7MR]
      Ramsey, James R., S8135 [18DE]
      Ray, Adam J., S829 [16FE]
      Rose, James L., S1417 [6MR]
      Ryser, Toni, S4786 [9JY]
      Santor, William A., S2319 [16AP]
      Scott, Martin D., Jr., S6426 [19SE]
      Shinn, Larry D., S3616 [24MY]
      Singleton, Gervis, S1786 [19MR]
      Smith, George J., S6424 [19SE]
      Smith, Jeffrey, S5252 [23JY]
      Snowe, Senator, S7755 [12DE]
      Stokes, Charles R. (Bob), S2315 [16AP]
      Swope, Bill, S2158 [28MR]
      Taulbee, Mark A., S6423 [19SE]
      Taylor, David W., S3539 [24MY]
      Thacker, James I., S1189 [1MR]
      Thomas, Samuel W., S6787 [14NO]
      Unthank, G. Wix, S2489 [18AP]
      Utley, Daniel H., S2746 [26AP]
      Vance, Jimmy L., S1574 [12MR]
      Verrill, Herbert S., S1992 [22MR]
      Walker, Ruben C. (R.C.), S2959 [8MY]
      Weddle, James G., S2651 [24AP]
      Westbrook, Glenn (Buddy), S5253 [23JY]
      White, Pauline, S1142 [29FE]
      Woods, Gary L., Jr., S2668 [25AP]
      Yates, Eric, S395 [9FE]
      Young, Martin, S2316 [16AP]