[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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McNERNEY, JERRY (a Representative from California)

  Amendments
      San Joaquin River: address certain water-related concerns (H.R. 
        1837), H1063, H1065 [29FE]
  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), H3481 [5JN]
      Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the 
        housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), 
        H3700 [8JN]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 
        621), H1914 [17AP]
      Bankruptcy: make privately issued student loans dischargeable 
        (see H.R. 2028), H376 [1FE]
      Business and industry: accelerate research, development, and 
        innovation in manufacturing to improve competitiveness (see 
        H.R. 6081), H5712 [2AU]
      ------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), H1571 [26MR]
      California: expand the Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program 
        (see H.R. 3910), H1811 [30MR]
      Cecil E. Bolt Post Office, Fowler, CA: designate (see H.R. 
        4389), H1976 [18AP]
      Cesar E. Chavez Day: designate (see H. Res. 130), H803 [15FE]
      Civil rights: restore effective use of group actions for claims 
        arising under antidiscrimination laws (see H.R. 5978), H5712 
        [2AU]
      Committee on POW and MIA Affairs (House, Select): establish (see 
        H. Res. 111), H6062 [14SE]
      Corporations: constitutional amendment to exclude from rights 
        given to natural persons, prohibit corporate spending on 
        elections, and affirm power of Congress and States to regulate 
        corporations and elections (see H.J. Res. 90), H160 [24JA]
      Corps of Engineers: review policy guidelines on vegetation 
        management for levees (see H.R. 5831), H3161 [18MY]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H1978 [18AP]
      Dept. of Energy: consider water intensity in energy research, 
        development, and demonstration programs to help guarantee 
        efficient, reliable, and sustainable delivery of energy and 
        water resources (see H.R. 5827), H3267 [30MY]
      Dept. of HHS: include occupational therapists as behavioral and 
        mental health professionals for purposes of the National 
        Health Service Corps (see H.R. 3762), H376 [1FE]
      ------provide for the participation of optometrists in the 
        National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment 
        programs (see H.R. 1195), H6279 [21SE]
      Dept. of the Interior: provide assistance to non-Federal 
        interests for levee stability improvements located within the 
        Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta related to certain water 
        deliveries (see H.R. 6484), H6273 [21SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: inter in national cemeteries 
        individuals who supported the U.S. in Laos during the 
        Vietnamese Conflict era (see H.R. 3192), H3915 [20JN]
      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]
      Diseases: require a Federal commitment to Alzheimer's disease 
        research to advance breakthrough treatments for people with 
        the disease (see H.R. 1897), H2072 [24AP]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: provide grants to local 
        educational agencies to encourage girls and minorities to 
        pursue studies and careers in science, mathematics, 
        engineering, and technology (see H.R. 1903), H441 [2FE]
      Foreign aid: ensure that a percentage of food aid provided in 
        the form of certain agricultural commodities or their products 
        must be transported on U.S. commercial vessels (see H.R. 
        6170), H5712 [2AU]
      Foreign Claims Settlement Commission: receive and determine 
        validity and amount of claims for loss of wages and other 
        property of those plaintiffs in the case Bruce D. Abbott et 
        al. v. Libya (see H.R. 3713), H79 [18JA]
      Information technology: preserve and advance the 
        multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has 
        thrived (see H. Con. Res. 127), H3977 [21JN]
      Insurance: establish a program to provide guarantees for debt 
        issued by State catastrophe insurance programs to assist in 
        financial recovery from natural catastrophes (see H.R. 3125), 
        H3915 [20JN]
      Iran: express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see H. Res. 
        568), H1848 [16AP]
      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 (see 
        H.R. 4133), H2570 [9MY]
      James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse, San Diego, 
        CA: designate (see H.R. 6166), H5130 [23JY]
      Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office, Mountain 
        View, CA: designate (see H.R. 6260), H5766 [10SE]
      Lions Clubs: mint coins in commemoration of centennial of 
        establishment (see H.R. 2139), H1846 [16AP]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 3187), H1741 [28MR]
      Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act: 
        reauthorize and amend (see H.R. 1171), H1915 [17AP]
      Medicaid: cover physician services delivered by podiatric 
        physicians to ensure access by beneficiaries to appropriate 
        quality foot and ankle care (see H.R. 3364), H2288 [27AP]
      ------require coverage of optometrists (see H.R. 1219), H6279 
        [21SE]
      Medicare: improve diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema and 
        reduce costs relative to treatment of complications of 
        lymphedema (see H.R. 2499), H2134 [25AP]
      ------provide coverage of comprehensive Alzheimer's disease and 
        other dementia diagnosis and services to improve care and 
        outcomes by increasing detection, diagnosis, care, and 
        planning (see H.R. 1386), H2715 [15MY]
      Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 640), H2274 [27AP]
      Mining and mineral resources: place a moratorium on permitting 
        for mountaintop removal coal mining until health studies are 
        conducted by the Dept. of HHS (see H.R. 5959), H6152 [19SE]
      Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act: 
        reauthorize (see H.R. 3510), H945 [17FE]
      National Engineers Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        552), H902 [16FE]
      National Foster Care Month: recognize goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 659), H3167 [22MY]
      National Park Service: mint coins in commemoration of 
        anniversary of establishment (see H.R. 5840), H3977 [21JN]
      Nelson `Mac' MacWilliams Post Office Building, Ramona, CA: 
        designate (see H.R. 4062), H901 [16FE]
      Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), 
        H1543 [22MR]
      Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.: ensure maximum pension benefits 
        for certain pilots forced to retire at age 60 by FAA 
        regulations (see H.R. 1867), H376 [1FE]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see H.R. 4010), H692 [9FE]
      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 Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building, Simi Valley, 
        CA: designate (see H.R. 6587), H6536 [29NO]
      Privacy: prohibit employers from requiring employees to provide 
        access to personal online accounts (see H.R. 5684), H5079 
        [19JY]
      Private First Class Victor A. Dew Post Office, Roseville, CA: 
        designate (see H.R. 3892), H440 [2FE]
      Pro Football Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 4104), H3733 [18JN]
      Real estate: require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to disclose 
        minimum price on the short sale of a residence financed by a 
        mortgage purchased by them in order to make short sales a 
        viable alternative to foreclosure (see H.R. 3164), H1306 [8MR]
      Refuse disposal: provide for the safe disposal of Federal 
        Government-owned transuranic waste (see H.R. 2367), H903 
        [16FE]
      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), H1496 [21MR]
      Schools: establish a grant program to ensure that students in 
        high-need schools have equal access to a quality education 
        delivered by an effective, diverse workforce (see H.R. 2902), 
        H2329 [7MY]
      SEC: require disclosure of the total number of a company's 
        domestic and foreign employees (see H.R. 3875), H374 [1FE]
      Taxation: encourage teachers to pursue teaching science, 
        technology, engineering, and math subjects at elementary and 
        secondary schools (see H.R. 289), H6151 [19SE]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of 
        qualified principal residence indebtedness (see H.R. 4202), 
        H3700 [8JN]
      ------make permanent and expand the temporary minimum credit 
        rate for the low-income housing tax credit program (see H.R. 
        3661), H1978 [18AP]
      ------provide an exclusion from the gross estate for certain 
        farmlands and lands subject to qualified conservation 
        easements (see H.R. 390), H6675 [5DE]
      ------provide collegiate housing and infrastructure grants (see 
        H.R. 1327), H2134 [25AP]
      ------reduce tax on beer (see H.R. 1675), H5711 [2AU]
      ------repeal certain tax breaks for gas and oil companies and 
        refund the revenue savings to registered vehicle owners (see 
        H.R. 4231), H1496 [21MR]
      U.S. Fire Administration: reauthorize (see H.R. 6229), H5330 
        [30JY]
      Veterans: authorize military departments to provide an exception 
        to standards for awarding the Purple Heart for World War II 
        veterans whose service records are incomplete due to damage 
        (see H.R. 6095), H5712 [2AU]
      ------increase rates of disability compensation for veterans 
        with service-connected disabilities and dependency and 
        indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled 
        veterans (see H.R. 4114), H1741 [28MR]
      ------issue a Victory for Veterans stamp (see H.R. 6121), H4863 
        [12JY]
      ------provide grants to State emergency medical service 
        departments to provide for the expedited training and 
        licensing of veterans with prior medical training (see H.R. 
        3884), H1741 [28MR]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4271), H2034 
        [19AP]
      Voting: 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), H6536 [29NO]
      Water for the Poor Act: enhance implementation (see H.R. 3658), 
        H1847 [16AP]
      Wildlife: establish improved regulatory process for injurious 
        wildlife to prevent introduction and establishment in the U.S. 
        of nonnative wildlife and wild animal pathogens and parasites 
        (see H.R. 5864), H5712 [2AU]
      ------establish improved regulatory process for injurious 
        wildlife to prevent introduction and establishment in the U.S. 
        of nonnative wildlife and wild animal pathogens and parasites, 
        cosponsorship withdrawn (see H.R. 5864), H6234 [20SE]
      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), H3164 [18MY]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Brubeck, David W.: tribute (see H. Res. 831), H6806 [13DE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: expand coverage under crop insurance plans 
        to include losses to an insured commodity that must be 
        destroyed due to a federally-imposed quarantine (see H.R. 
        6022), H4063 [26JN]
      Dept. of Energy: establish a grant program for State and local 
        governments to install solar energy systems (see H.R. 4622), 
        H2123 [25AP]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: extend authority to provide specially 
        adapted housing assistance to individuals residing temporarily 
        in housing owned by a family member (see H.R. 4299), H1803 
        [29MR]
      ------make permanent the authority to provide work-study 
        allowance for certain activities by individuals receiving 
        educational assistance (see H.R. 4300), H1803 [29MR]
      EPA: designate and award grants for air and health quality 
        empowerment zones (see H.R. 6378), H5922 [12SE]
      Real estate: require holder of subordinate lien on property that 
        secures a federally related mortgage loan, upon a request by 
        the homeowner for a short sale, to make a timely decision 
        whether to allow the sale (see H.R. 6153), H5077 [19JY]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Dept. of Agriculture: expand coverage under crop insurance plans 
        to include losses to an insured commodity that must be 
        destroyed due to a federally-imposed quarantine (H.R. 6022), 
        H4064 [26JN]
      Dept. of Energy: establish a grant program for State and local 
        governments to install solar energy systems (H.R. 4622), H2126 
        [25AP]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: extend authority to provide specially 
        adapted housing assistance to individuals residing temporarily 
        in housing owned by a family member (H.R. 4299), H1805 [29MR]
      ------make permanent the authority to provide work-study 
        allowance for certain activities by individuals receiving 
        educational assistance (H.R. 4300), H1805 [29MR]
      EPA: designate and award grants for air and health quality 
        empowerment zones (H.R. 6378), H5922 [12SE]
      Real estate: require holder of subordinate lien on property that 
        secures a federally related mortgage loan, upon a request by 
        the homeowner for a short sale, to make a timely decision 
        whether to allow the sale (H.R. 6153), H5078 [19JY]
  Letters
      Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act: Dante J. 
        Nomellini, Central Delta Water Agency, H1049 [29FE]
      ------Delta Counties Coalition, H1048 [29FE]
      ------Ken Vogel, San Joaquin County, CA, Board of Supervisors, 
        H1048 [29FE]
      ------Mary Nejedly Piepho, Contra Costa County, CA, Board of 
        Supervisors, H1048 [29FE]
      ------several organizations, H1047 [29FE]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      House of Representatives, H6399 [16NO]
  Remarks
      California: protect drinking water supplies in the Sacramento-
        San Joaquin River Delta region, H1064 [29FE]
      ------protect water quality and availability for agricultural 
        producers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta region, 
        H1065, H1066 [29FE]
      Credit: require lender or servicer of a home mortgage, upon a 
        request by the homeowner for a short sale, to make a prompt 
        decision whether to allow the sale (H.R. 1498), H385 [2FE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: implement plan to address Oakland, 
        CA, VA regional office disability claims backlog and 
        inaccuracy rates, H2145 [26AP]
      Dublin, CA: anniversary, E210 [16FE]
      ------National Civic League All-American City Award recipient, 
        E210 [16FE], E932 [31MY]
      Education: tribute to Mathematics of Planet Earth project, H6400 
        [16NO]
      Girl Scouts: anniversary, E910 [30MY]
      GSA: convey a parcel of real property to Tracy, CA (S. 1302), 
        H2300 [7MY]
      Mathematical Sciences Research Institute: tribute to 
        breakthrough involving vector bundles theory, H6768 [13DE]
      Morgan Hill, CA: tribute to Central High School improvement in 
        California Academic Performance Index, E1717 [23OC]
      National Prescription Drug Awareness Month: observance, 
        E449 [27MR]
      Oak Creek, WI: condemn shootings at Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and 
        express condolences to victims' families and friends and 
        gratitude to responders to the shootings, E1518 [13SE]
      San Joaquin River: address certain water-related concerns (H.R. 
        1837), H1047, H1064, H1065, H1066 [29FE]
      Stockton, CA: anniversary of Kiwanis Club of Stockton, 
        E964 [1JN]
      Supreme Court: decision in Citizens United v. FEC on corporate 
        political contributions used for political speech, H3588 [7JN]
      Taxation: extend production tax credit for wind power, H6707 
        [12DE]
  Tributes
      Chavez, Cesar E., E496 [29MR]
      Costello, Representative, H5910 [12SE]
      Evans, William, E312 [5MR]
      Hildebrand, Alexander, E378 [19MR]
      Palmer, Charles, II, E38 [18JA]
      Panetta, Cosmo, E1020 [7JN]
      Porta, Ronnie, E38 [18JA]