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



McDERMOTT, JIM (a Representative from Washington)

  Amendments
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 4310), H3126 [18MY]
  Articles and editorials
      Georgian Politics--Blood Feud, G.E. Tbilisi, Economist 
        (publication), E1438 [3AU]
      GOP Budget Doesn't Even Say the Word ``Veteran'', Jon Soltz, 
        Huffington Post (Internet site), E425 [22MR]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Africa: condemn atrocities and encourage efforts to end threats 
        by the Lord's Resistance Army and bring Joseph Kony and his 
        top commanders to justice (see H. Res. 583), H1428 [20MR]
      African Growth and Opportunity Act: add South Sudan to list of 
        eligible countries and extend third country fabric program 
        (see H.R. 5986), H3974 [21JN]
      Agriculture: authorize voluntary grazing permit retirement on 
        certain Federal lands where livestock grazing is impractical 
        (see H.R. 3432), H4775 [10JY]
      ------promote local and regional farm and food systems (see H.R. 
        3286), H2569 [9MY]
      ------provide for a uniform national standard for the housing 
        and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), H1498 [21MR]
      Appropriations: require a jobs score for each spending bill 
        considered in Congress (see H.R. 3787), H77 [18JA]
      Armed Forces: add a definition of spouse for purposes of 
        military personnel policies and military and veterans benefits 
        that recognize new State definitions of spouse (see H.R. 
        6046), H5202 [24JY]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 
        621), H2330 [7MY]
      Bodai, Balazs (Ernie): award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3003), H694 [9FE]
      Budget Control Act: ensure any deal on taxes and spending does 
        not cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits, 
        increases revenue, reduces defense spending, and promotes 
        economic growth (see H. Res. 733), H5008 [18JY]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (see H.R. 5986), H3974 [21JN]
      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), H376 [1FE]
      Cambodia: honor victims of genocide that took place from 1975-
        1979 (see H. Res. 225), H79 [18JA]
      CFTC: impose fees and assessments to recover the cost of 
        appropriations to the Commission (see H.R. 3665), H2329 [7MY]
      Citizenship: provide for certain children of U.S. servicemen 
        born overseas during the Vietnamese Conflict or Korean War 
        (see H.R. 5156), H2271 [27AP]
      Civil rights: restore effective use of group actions for claims 
        arising under antidiscrimination laws (see H.R. 5978), H3914 
        [20JN]
      Colleges and universities: require institutions that receive 
        Federal funds to adopt policies to prevent harassment and 
        bullying (see H.R. 1048), H2033 [19AP]
      Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities: 
        establish (see H.R. 6655), H6806 [13DE]
      Corporations: constitutional amendment to clarify application of 
        the words people, person, or citizen in the Constitution to 
        corporations, limited liability companies, or other corporate 
        entities (see H.J. Res. 88), H727 [14FE]
      Crime: save money and reduce tragedies through teen dating abuse 
        prevention grants (see H.R. 3515), H182 [25JA]
      Dept. of Agriculture: 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]
      ------reduce number of nuclear weapons and related programs (see 
        H.R. 3974), H639 [8FE]
      Dept. of Education: assure comparability of opportunity for 
        educationally disadvantaged students (see H.R. 1294), H27 
        [17JA]
      ------establish an awards program recognizing excellence 
        exhibited by public school system employees providing services 
        to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education (see 
        H.R. 1704), H79 [18JA]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H221 [31JA]
      ------make grants to educational organizations for Holocaust 
        educational programs (see H.R. 1753), H2288 [27AP]
      ------make grants to eligible local educational agencies to 
        reduce the student-to-school nurse ratio in elementary and 
        secondary schools and kindergarten (see H.R. 2229), H1543 
        [22MR]
      ------make grants to State-based science, technology, 
        engineering, and math (STEM) networks to expand STEM education 
        (see H.R. 6517), H6275 [21SE]
      ------provide adequate and equitable educational opportunities 
        for students in State public school systems (see H.R. 1295), 
        H27 [17JA]
      ------provide information to foster youth on their potential 
        eligibility for Federal student aid (see H.R. 6669), H6806 
        [13DE]
      ------provide interest-free deferment on unsubsidized student 
        loans during periods of unemployment (see H.R. 5895), H3480 
        [5JN]
      ------strengthen connections to early childhood education 
        programs (see H.R. 2794), H5630 [1AU]
      Dept. of HHS: establish permanent national surveillance systems 
        for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other 
        neurological diseases and disorders (see H.R. 2595), H79 
        [18JA]
      ------expand and enhance adult day programs for people with 
        multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other 
        neurological diseases or conditions to improve respite 
        services for caregivers (see H.R. 883), H79 [18JA]
      ------improve health of children, reduce occurrence of sudden 
        unexpected infant death, and enhance public health activities 
        relative to stillbirth (see H.R. 3418), H220 [31JA]
      ------limit copayment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing 
        requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty 
        drug tier to the amount applicable to drugs in a non-preferred 
        brand drug tree (see H.R. 4209), H6578 [30NO]
      ------reauthorize Administration on Aging Lifespan Respite Care 
        Program (see H.R. 3266), H3163 [18MY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: modify requirements for the visa 
        waiver program (see H.R. 3855), H966 [27FE]
      Dept. of HUD: establish program to create jobs and increase 
        economic development in underserved areas by promoting 
        cooperative development (see H.R. 3677), H159 [24JA]
      Dept. of Labor: establish the National Full Employment Trust 
        Fund (see H.R. 870), H1273 [7MR] (see H.R. 4277), H2072 [24AP]
      ------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), H3404 
        [1JN]
      ------require certain Federal job training and career education 
        programs give priority to programs that provide a national 
        industry-recognized and portable credential (see H.R. 1325), 
        H3981 [25JN]
      Dept. of State: authorize payment of a reward to combat 
        transnational organized crime and for information concerning 
        foreign nationals wanted by international criminal tribunals 
        (see H.R. 4077), H1363 [13MR]
      ------establish the Muhammad Ali Legacy Grant Program to promote 
        global respect, understanding, and communication (see H.R. 
        3795), H78 [18JA]
      Dept. of the Treasury: expand authority to access the National 
        Directory of New Hires for purposes of tax administration (see 
        H.R. 5543), H2441 [8MY]
      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: clarify presumptions relating to 
        exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of 
        Vietnam (see H.R. 3612), H115 [23JA]
      ------expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of 
        benefits (see H.R. 4287), H3267 [30MY]
      ------provide certain disabled veterans beneficiary travel 
        program coverage for travel for certain special disabilities 
        rehabilitation (see H.R. 3687), H5728 [7AU]
      ------require provision of chiropractic care and services to 
        veterans at all departmental medical centers (see H.R. 329), 
        H220 [31JA]
      Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child 
        marriage (see H.R. 6087), H5202 [24JY]
      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]
      ------condemn illicit and religious profiling and surveillance 
        of Muslim American communities by New York Police Dept., and 
        call for a Federal investigation of such surveillance (see H. 
        Res. 651), H2645 [10MY]
      ------eliminate discrimination in State criminal and civil laws 
        for those who have tested positive for HIV (see H.R. 3053), 
        H4656 [29JN]
      Diseases: authorize and support psoriasis and psoriatic 
        arthritis data collection and encourage interdisciplinary 
        collaborative research on the relationship between psoriasis 
        and its comorbid conditions (see H.R. 2033), H5328 [26JY]
      ------bring an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and 
        around the world (see H.R. 6138), H5008 [18JY]
      ------establish a comprehensive interagency response to reduce 
        lung cancer mortality in a timely manner (see H.R. 1394), 
        H2813 [16MY]
      ------recognize potential for virtual elimination of pediatric 
        HIV and AIDS and keeping HIV positive mothers alive (see H. 
        Con. Res. 123), H2645 [10MY]
      ------support continued international cooperation to combat HIV/
        AIDS (see H. Con. Res. 131), H4868 [13JY]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): modify textile and apparel rules of origin (see H.R. 
        5986), H3974 [21JN]
      Drugs: apply reduced sentences for certain cocaine based 
        offenses retroactively for certain offenders (see H.R. 2316), 
        H4685 [9JY]
      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]
      ------develop 21st century readiness initiatives that assist 
        students in acquiring skills to think critically and solve 
        problems, communicate, collaborate with others, and create and 
        innovate (see H.R. 2536), H79 [18JA]
      ------restore fairness in education financing through student 
        loan forgiveness, Federal student loan interest rate caps, and 
        refinancing opportunities for private borrowers (see H.R. 
        4170), H1916 [17AP]
      FAA: establish an Aviation Rulemaking Committee to address 
        flight attendant duty time limitations and rest requirements 
        (see H.R. 3824), H1847 [16AP]
      Fair Labor Standards Act: strengthen child labor provisions (see 
        H.R. 2234), H376 [1FE]
      Families and domestic relations: strengthen families' engagement 
        in the education of their children (see H.R. 1821), H2033 
        [19AP]
      Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: improve (see H.R. 
        5871), H3362 [31MY]
      FDA: improve capacity to prevent drug shortages (see H.R. 2245), 
        H3171 [25MY]
      ------improve priority review voucher incentive program for 
        expedited review of treatments for tropical and rare pediatric 
        diseases (see H.R. 3059), H3578 [6JN]
      Foreign aid: provide assistance for the prevention and treatment 
        of obstetric fistula (see H.R. 949), H1846 [16AP]
      Foreign policy: codify U.S. Action Plan on Women, Peace, and 
        Security to promote inclusion of women in conflict resolution 
        efforts and peacebuilding institutions (see H.R. 6255), H5712 
        [2AU]
      Foreign trade: amend Harmonized Tariff Schedule to modify 
        temporarily certain rates of duty (see H.R. 6727), H7565 [1JA]
      ------apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy countries 
        (see H.R. 4105), H1099 [29FE]
      ------create U.S. jobs by increasing exports to Africa (see H.R. 
        4221), H1543 [22MR]
      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), H6701 
        [11DE]
      FRS: require an audit of the Board of Governors and Federal 
        Reserve banks (see H.R. 459), H1846 [16AP]
      FTC: prescribe regulations on the collection and use of 
        information obtained by tracking the Internet activity of an 
        individual (see H.R. 654), H27 [17JA]
      Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.: 
        anniversary (see H. Res. 647), H3164 [18MY]
      Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and 
        Other Forms of Family Maintenance: implement (see H.R. 4282), 
        H1739 [28MR]
      Hazardous substances: prohibit manufacture, processing, 
        distribution in commerce, and use of coal tar sealants (see 
        H.R. 4166), H1303 [8MR]
      Health: recognize importance of frontline health workers toward 
        accelerating progress on global health and saving lives of 
        women and children (see H. Res. 734), H5328 [26JY]
      Homeless Assistance Act: amend definition of ``homeless person'' 
        to include certain homeless children and youth (see H.R. 32), 
        H2033 [19AP]
      Housing: extend protection of interests of tenants in the case 
        of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real 
        property and establish a right of action to enforce compliance 
        with such protections (see H.R. 3619), H3105 [17MY]
      Human rights: 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), H4065 [26JN]
      Immigration: allow companies to attract foreign graduates of 
        U.S. universities in science, technology, engineering, and 
        mathematics, and reform and create new immigration categories 
        to stimulate the economy (see H.R. 2161), H5766 [10SE]
      ------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: require individual and group health insurance 
        coverage and group health plans and Federal employees health 
        benefit plans to provide coverage for routine HIV screening 
        (see H.R. 4470), H2072 [24AP]
      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), 
        H6280 [21SE]
      ------condemn continued persecution, imprisonment, and 
        sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy (see 
        H. Res. 556), H950 [24FE]
      Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome 
        anti-missile defense system (see H.R. 4229), H1642 [27MR]
      Jackson, Henry M.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 125), H3162 [18MY]
      Japan: commend for extending official apology to former U.S. POW 
        from the Pacific War and moving forward in planning to invite 
        surviving members to Japan (see H. Res. 333), H160 [24JA]
      Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling (see H.R. 3618), H27 
        [17JA]
      Mann-Grandstaff Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 
        Spokane, WA: designate (see H.R. 3197), H4065 [26JN]
      Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for 
        beneficiaries (see H.R. 2267), H3733 [18JN]
      ------improve diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema and reduce 
        costs relative to treatment of complications of lymphedema 
        (see H.R. 2499), H3 [6JA]
      ------provide beneficiaries greater choice with regard to 
        accessing hearing health services and benefits (see H.R. 
        2140), H28 [17JA]
      ------provide coverage of services of qualified respiratory 
        therapists performed under the general supervision of a 
        physician (see H.R. 941), H1273 [7MR]
      ------provide for a primary care graduate medical education 
        pilot project to improve access to the primary care workforce 
        (see H.R. 3667), H221 [31JA]
      Medicare/Medicaid: provide coverage of voluntary advance care 
        planning consultation (see H.R. 1589), H5526 [31JY]
      Minimum wage: provide for increases consistent with inflation 
        (see H.R. 6211), H5326 [26JY]
      Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (see H.R. 6156), 
        H5077 [19JY]
      National Eagle Scout Day: designate (see H. Res. 716), H4604 
        [28JN]
      National Foster Care Month: recognize goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 659), H2812 [16MY]
      National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office, Eatonville, 
        WA: designate (see H.R. 5788), H2812 [16MY]
      National Sarcoma Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 722), 
        H5328 [26JY]
      National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month: support goals 
        and ideals (see H. Res. 782), H6000 [13SE]
      Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), 
        H1808 [29MR]
      NOAA: establish an expedited award process for grants to address 
        marine debris emergencies (see H.R. 6251), H5628 [1AU]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: establish a public 
        health insurance option (see H.R. 191), H115 [23JA]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see H.R. 4010), H945 [17FE]
      Ports: recognize importance to the U.S. economy and national 
        security, strengthen seaport-related infrastructure, and 
        express gratitude to port employees (see H. Res. 592), H1427 
        [20MR]
      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), H571 [7FE]
      Public welfare programs: permit States to exempt single parents 
        with children under a certain age from Temporary Assistance 
        for Needy Families Program participation rate requirements 
        (see H.R. 4379), H1976 [18AP]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see H. Res. 689), H4158 [27JN]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (see H.R. 14), H1571 [26MR]
      Russia: extend normal trade relations status (see H.R. 6156), 
        H5077 [19JY]
      ------impose sanctions on persons responsible for detention, 
        abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, the conspiracy to defraud 
        Russia of taxes on corporate profits, and other human rights 
        violations (see H.R. 4405), H2029 [19AP]
      Schools: provide assistance for the modernization, renovation, 
        and repair of elementary and secondary school buildings and 
        community colleges (see H.R. 2948), H79 [18JA]
      Social Security: repeal Government pension offset and windfall 
        elimination provisions (see H.R. 1332), H79 [18JA]
      ------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]
      SSA: ensure continuation of services under the Work Incentives 
        Planning and Assistance program and Protection and Advocacy 
        for Beneficiaries of Social Security program (see H.R. 6061), 
        H4654 [29JN]
      ------require the President to transmit the annual budget 
        without revisions to Congress (see H.R. 4082), H943 [17FE]
      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), H1741 [28MR]
      Syria: condemn human rights violations and call for transition 
        to democracy (see H. Res. 549), H1916 [17AP]
      Taxation: allow a tax credit for the purchase of hearing aids 
        (see H.R. 1479), H159 [24JA]
      ------allow deduction equal to fair market value for charitable 
        contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly 
        compositions created by the donor (see H.R. 1190), H1846 
        [16AP]
      ------encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign 
        outsourcing (see H.R. 5542), H2441 [8MY] (see H.R. 6152), 
        H5077 [19JY]
      ------establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability 
        expenses of family members with disabilities (see H.R. 3423), 
        H6234 [20SE]
      ------exclude dividends from controlled foreign corporations 
        from the definition of personal holding company income for 
        purposes of the personal holding company rules (see H.R. 
        6660), H6806 [13DE]
      ------expand availability of saver's credit, make credit 
        refundable, and provide Federal matching contributions into 
        the retirement savings of the taxpayer (see H.R. 6472), H6231 
        [20SE]
      ------expand credit for employee health insurance expenses of 
        small employers (see H.R. 4324), H1804 [29MR]
      ------extend allowance for bonus depreciation for certain 
        business assets (see H.R. 4196), H1808 [29MR]
      ------extend and expand the credit for qualifying advanced 
        energy projects (see H.R. 6182), H5290 [25JY]
      ------extend bonus depreciation (see H.R. 5974), H3914 [20JN]
      ------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), H5330 
        [30JY]
      ------extend certain improvements in the child tax credit and 
        the earned income tax credit (see H.R. 6181), H5201 [24JY]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of 
        qualified principal residence indebtedness (see H.R. 4202), 
        H1390 [19MR]
      ------extend rule disregarding tax refunds in the administration 
        of Federal or federally-assisted programs (see H.R. 6179), 
        H5201 [24JY]
      ------extend the American Opportunity Tax Credit (see H.R. 
        6179), H5201 [24JY]
      ------extend the production and investment tax credits for wind 
        facilities and modify the foreign tax credit rules applicable 
        to major integrated oil companies which are dual capacity 
        taxpayers (see H.R. 6031), H4156 [27JN]
      ------extend the research and development tax credit, limit 
        treaty benefits relative to certain deductible related-party 
        payments, and treat general aviation aircraft as 7-year 
        property (see H.R. 6109), H4862 [12JY]
      ------impose a tax on certain trading transactions (see H.R. 
        6411), H6234 [20SE]
      ------increase the deduction allowed for student loan interest 
        (see H.R. 5719), H2645 [10MY]
      ------make permanent and expand the temporary minimum credit 
        rate for the low-income housing tax credit program (see H.R. 
        3661), H1428 [20MR]
      ------make permanent the expansion of certain tax benefits for 
        adoption (see H.R. 4373), H4158 [27JN]
      ------make permanent the increased deduction for business start-
        up expenditures (see H.R. 4032), H801 [15FE]
      ------modify certain rules applicable to real estate investment 
        trusts (see H.R. 5746), H3164 [18MY]
      ------modify depreciation recovery period for energy-efficient 
        cool roof systems (see H.R. 2962), H2569 [9MY]
      ------modify the work opportunity credit (see H.R. 2082), H1846 
        [16AP]
      ------permanently extend the tax treatment for certain Build 
        America Bonds program (see H.R. 6206), H5326 [26JY]
      ------provide a temporary tax credit for increased payroll and 
        eliminate certain tax benefits for major integrated oil 
        companies (see H.R. 6030), H4156 [27JN]
      ------provide an increased penalty in certain cases of 
        fraudulent understatement of a taxpayer's liability by a tax 
        return preparer (see H.R. 5630), H2443 [8MY]
      ------provide for an investment credit relative to the 
        production of electricity from offshore wind (see H.R. 3238), 
        H5923 [12SE]
      ------provide taxpayer protection and assistance relative to tax 
        preparation (see H.R. 6050), H4603 [28JN]
      ------reduce tax on beer (see H.R. 1675), H5711 [2AU]
      ------reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum 
        effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (see H.R. 3903), 
        H1916 [17AP]
      ------reduce the tax rate on domestic manufacturing income (see 
        H.R. 5795), H3102 [17MY]
      ------support and strengthen tax incentives for retirement 
        savings (see H. Con. Res. 101), H901 [16FE]
      Transportation Security Administration: allow transportation 
        worker identification credentials (TWIC) applicants to 
        remotely apply for issuance, renewal, or activation (see H.R. 
        3173), H3404 [1JN]
      Veterans: clarify responsibilities of small businesses relative 
        to employment and reemployment rights of veterans (see H.R. 
        3860), H4605 [28JN]
      ------issue a Victory for Veterans stamp (see H.R. 6121), H4863 
        [12JY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4271), H2447 
        [8MY]
      Voting: modernize voter registration, promote access to voting 
        for disabled individuals, and protect the right to vote (see 
        H.R. 5799), H3102 [17MY]
      ------require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot (see H.R. 
        5816), H3103 [17MY]
      ------require jurisdictions using electronic voting machines for 
        Federal elections to deposit certain technical data at NIST 
        and allow access to such data to analyze for accuracy and 
        reliability (see H.R. 6246), H5923 [12SE]
      ------require States to establish minimum early voting period 
        and ensure that no individual be required to wait for longer 
        than one hour to cast a ballot at a polling place in an 
        election for Federal office (see H.R. 6591), H6397 [15NO]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3001), H1017 [28FE]
      Washington (State): designate and expand wilderness areas and 
        designate certain rivers as wild and scenic rivers in Olympic 
        National Forest and Olympic National Park (see H.R. 5995), 
        H4686 [9JY]
      Western Washington University: tribute to men's basketball team 
        (see H. Res. 607), H1805 [29MR]
      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]
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to Bataan defenders 
        (see H.R. 3712), H945 [17FE]
      ------award Congressional Gold Medal to the First Special 
        Service Force (see H.R. 3767), H1363 [13MR]
      Year of the Korean War Veteran: designate (see H. Res. 618), 
        H3268 [30MY]
      Yousafzai, Malala: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        6588), H6397 [15NO]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Civil Rights Act: repeal exemption for Wards Cove Packing Co. 
        (see H.R. 4275), H1739 [28MR]
      Coal Mitigation Trust Fund: establish by imposing a tax on the 
        extraction of coal to mitigate impact of transportation of 
        coal by rail (see H.R. 6202), H5291 [25JY]
      Dept. of HHS: assist States in operating Restoring the Doctors 
        of Our Country Through Scholarships (RDOCS) programs to 
        increase availability of health care services in health 
        professional shortage areas (see H.R. 6400), H5999 [13SE]
      ------provide guaranteed child care assistance for low-income 
        families (see H.R. 5188), H2271 [27AP]
      Eximbank: reauthorize (see H.R. 5444), H2318 [7MY]
      Foreign trade: enhance promotion of exports of U.S. goods and 
        services (see H.R. 5798), H3102 [17MY]
      ------reauthorize customs trade facilitation and enforcement 
        programs (see H.R. 6656), H6806 [13DE]
      Georgia (country): limit assistance until Dept. of State 
        certifies that parliamentary elections are held in a free, 
        fair, and competitive manner (see H.R. 4258), H1570 [26MR]
      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]
      National parks and recreation areas: repeal certain laws 
        relative to carrying certain weapons in national parks (see 
        H.R. 4063), H901 [16FE]
      Northwest Kidney Centers (organization): anniversary (see H. 
        Res. 530), H187 [27JA]
      Rotary International: commend efforts to prevent and eradicate 
        polio (see H. Res. 704), H4064 [26JN]
      Suzuki, Ichiro: tribute (see H. Res. 710), H4156 [27JN]
      Tariff: fitness equipment (see H.R. 5818), H3103 [17MY]
      ------returned property (see H.R. 5820), H3103 [17MY]
      ------suspension system stablilizer bars (see H.R. 5819), H3103 
        [17MY]
      ------U.S. Government property returned to the U.S. (see H.R. 
        5821), H3103 [17MY]
      Taxation: extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of 
        qualified principal residence indebtedness and provide 
        exclusions from income for certain payments under the National 
        Mortgage Settlement (see H.R. 4290), H1740 [28MR]
      ------provide for the release of Federal tax levies which cause 
        business hardships (see H.R. 4368), H1914 [17AP]
      ------reduce greenhouse gas emissions by requiring a Federal 
        emission permit for the sale or use of covered substances, 
        reduce deficit, and return funds to the American people (see 
        H.R. 6338), H5706 [2AU]
      University of Washington: tribute to men's crew team (see H. 
        Res. 699), H3975 [21JN]
      World Affairs Council of Seattle: anniversary (see H. Res. 545), 
        H726 [14FE]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Civil Rights Act: repeal exemption for Wards Cove Packing Co. 
        (H.R. 4275), H1740 [28MR]
      Coal Mitigation Trust Fund: establish by imposing a tax on the 
        extraction of coal to mitigate impact of transportation of 
        coal by rail (H.R. 6202), H5292 [25JY]
      Dept. of HHS: assist States in operating Restoring the Doctors 
        of Our Country Through Scholarships (RDOCS) programs to 
        increase availability of health care services in health 
        professional shortage areas (H.R. 6400), H6000 [13SE]
      ------provide guaranteed child care assistance for low-income 
        families (H.R. 5188), H2282 [27AP]
      Eximbank: reauthorize (H.R. 5444), H2325 [7MY]
      Foreign trade: enhance promotion of exports of U.S. goods and 
        services (H.R. 5798), H3104 [17MY]
      ------reauthorize customs trade facilitation and enforcement 
        programs (H.R. 6656), H6807 [13DE]
      Georgia (country): limit assistance until Dept. of State 
        certifies that parliamentary elections are held in a free, 
        fair, and competitive manner (H.R. 4258), H1571 [26MR]
      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 (H.R. 4123), H1134 [1MR]
      National parks and recreation areas: repeal certain laws 
        relative to carrying certain weapons in national parks (H.R. 
        4063), H902 [16FE]
      Tariff: fitness equipment (H.R. 5818), H3104 [17MY]
      ------returned property (H.R. 5820), H3104 [17MY]
      ------suspension system stablilizer bars (H.R. 5819), H3104 
        [17MY]
      ------U.S. Government property returned to the U.S. (H.R. 5821), 
        H3104 [17MY]
      Taxation: extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of 
        qualified principal residence indebtedness and provide 
        exclusions from income for certain payments under the National 
        Mortgage Settlement (H.R. 4290), H1741 [28MR]
      ------provide for the release of Federal tax levies which cause 
        business hardships (H.R. 4368), H1915 [17AP]
      ------reduce greenhouse gas emissions by requiring a Federal 
        emission permit for the sale or use of covered substances, 
        reduce deficit, and return funds to the American people (H.R. 
        6338), H5710 [2AU]
  Press releases
      Levin, McDermott Urge Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank: 
        Committee on Ways and Means (House) Democrats, H2477 [9MY]
  Remarks
      Abortion: prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the 
        basis of sex (H.R. 3541), H3185 [30MY]
      Accomack County, VA: remove deed restriction from a parcel of 
        land next to NASA Wallops Flight Facility (H.R. 2087), H1414 
        [20MR]
      Afghanistan: call for congressional hearings on war in 
        Afghanistan, H813 [16FE]
      African Growth and Opportunity Act: add South Sudan to list of 
        eligible countries and extend third country fabric program 
        (H.R. 5986), H5641, H5644 [2AU]
      Armed Forces: track, prevent, and respond to hazing incidents 
        involving members, E980 [5JN]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, E704 
        [7MY]
      Aviation: include ultralight aircraft under the definition of 
        aircraft relative to aviation smuggling and identify equipment 
        and technology to track illegal use of such aircraft near the 
        Mexican border (H.R. 3801), H164 [25JA]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (H.R. 5986), H5641 [2AU]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (S. 3220), H3582 [7JN]
      Civil Rights Act: repeal exemption for Wards Cove Packing Co. 
        (H.R. 4275), E472 [28MR]
      Coal Mitigation Trust Fund: establish by imposing a tax on the 
        extraction of coal to mitigate impact of transportation of 
        coal by rail (H.R. 6202), E1328 [25JY]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
        funding, E551 [17AP]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 4310), H3130 [18MY], E848 
        [18MY], E980 [5JN]
      ------ensure detainees on U.S. soil have access to due process, 
        the court system, and will not be detained indefinitely by the 
        military, E848 [18MY]
      ------require status report on sharing of environmental exposure 
        incident data with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 
        H3130 [18MY]
      Dept. of HHS: assist States in operating Restoring the Doctors 
        of Our Country Through Scholarships (RDOCS) programs to 
        increase availability of health care services in health 
        professional shortage areas (H.R. 6400), E1524 [13SE]
      ------provide guaranteed child care assistance for low-income 
        families (H.R. 5188), H3581 [7JN], E694 [27AP]
      Dept. of the Interior: implement President Obama's proposed 
        Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing program (H.R. 
        6168), E1329 [25JY]
      ------limit authority to issue regulations before a certain date 
        under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (H.R. 
        3409), E1635 [21SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: deem certain service in the organized 
        military forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts 
        to have been active service for benefit purposes (H.R. 210), 
        E200 [15FE]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): modify textile and apparel rules of origin (H.R. 
        5986), H5641 [2AU]
      Economy: importance of job creation, H57 [18JA]
      Eximbank: reauthorize, H1217 [7MR]
      ------reauthorize (H.R. 5444), E713 [7MY]
      Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: improve (S. 3472), 
        H7452 [30DE]
      FERC: transfer permitting approval authority over construction 
        of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 4348), H1945 
        [18AP]
      Firearms: gun control, H6831 [18DE]
      Foege, William: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 
        E758 [10MY]
      Foreign trade: enhance promotion of exports of U.S. goods and 
        services (H.R. 4041), H3255 [30MY]
      ------enhance promotion of exports of U.S. goods and services 
        (H.R. 5798), E833 [17MY]
      Frist, Bill: endorsement of State insurance exchanges in Patient 
        Protection and Affordable Care Act, H5023 [19JY]
      Georgia (country): limit assistance until Dept. of State 
        certifies that parliamentary elections are held in a free, 
        fair, and competitive manner (H.R. 4258), E440 [26MR], 
        E1438 [3AU]
      Gulf of Mexico: restore natural resources, ecosystems, 
        fisheries, habitats, and wetlands of Gulf Coast States, and 
        create jobs and revive economy of communities affected by the 
        Deepwater Horizon oil spill (H.R. 4348), H1945 [18AP]
      Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund: ensure that amounts credited are 
        used for harbor maintenance, H1945 [18AP]
      Health: reduce health care and insurance costs through medical 
        malpractice tort reform (H.R. 5), H1463 [21MR]
      Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care 
        related provisions (H.R. 6079), H4736 [10JY]
      Highline Community College: anniversary, E237 [24FE]
      Hirabayashi, Gordon: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 
        E765 [10MY]
      Kidney Action Day: observance, E296 [1MR]
      Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6410 
        [16NO]
      National Kidney Month: observance, E296 [1MR]
      National parks and recreation areas: repeal certain laws 
        relative to carrying certain weapons in national parks (H.R. 
        4063), E218 [16FE]
      Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 
        express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel 
        and first responders who responded to shootings, H6831 [18DE]
      Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: take action to obtain 
        Russia's full compliance with commitments under the protocol 
        on their accession to the Agreement Establishing the World 
        Trade Organization, H6410 [16NO]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal Community 
        Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program (H.R. 
        1173), H343 [1FE]
      ------repeal (H.R. 6079), H4736 [10JY]
      ------repeal provisions providing for the Independent Payment 
        Advisory Board, H1463 [21MR]
      ------require health care exchange subsidy overpayments be 
        repaid in full, H3606 [7JN]
      Public debt: disapprove the President's exercise of authority to 
        increase the debt limit (H.J. Res. 98), H57 [18JA]
      Roads and highways: 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), H1945 [18AP]
      Rotary International: commend efforts to prevent and eradicate 
        polio, E1141 [26JN]
      Russia: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6410 
        [16NO]
      ------impose sanctions on persons responsible for detention, 
        abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, the conspiracy to defraud 
        Russia of taxes on corporate profits, and other human rights 
        violations, H6410 [16NO]
      Seattle, WA: anniversary of Museum of History & Industry and 
        grand opening of new facility at Lake Union Park, 
        E1867 [4DE]
      ------anniversary of One World Now! educational program, 
        E1562 [19SE]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (H.R. 3606), H1217 [7MR]
      Taxation: exclude from gross income any discharge of 
        indebtedness income on education loans of deceased veterans 
        (H.R. 5044), H6103 [19SE]
      ------expedite consideration of comprehensive tax reform 
        legislation (H.R. 6169), H5666 [2AU]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of 
        qualified principal residence indebtedness and provide 
        exclusions from income for certain payments under the National 
        Mortgage Settlement (H.R. 4290), E477 [28MR]
      ------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), E1997 [21DE]
      ------provide a deduction for domestic business income of 
        qualified small businesses (H.R. 9), H1993 [19AP]
      ------repeal excise tax on medical devices (H.R. 436), H3606 
        [7JN]
      University of Washington: tribute to men's crew team, 
        E1126 [21JN]
      Veterans: provide veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        access to health and mental health services, H1394 [20MR], 
        E425 [22MR]
      Votes: position on missed, H5220 [25JY]
      World Affairs Council of Seattle: anniversary (H. Res. 545), 
        E187 [14FE]
      World AIDS Day: observance, H6515 [29NO]
      World Immunization Week: observance, E661 [26AP]
  Summaries
      Ensuring Child Care for Working Families Act (H.R. 5188), 
        E694 [27AP]
  Tributes
      Davis, Daniel L., H813 [16FE]
      Giffords, Representative, H164 [25JA]