[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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MEEHAN, PATRICK (a Representative from Pennsylvania)

  Amendments
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 4310), H3063 [17MY]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      American Education Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        811), H6397 [15NO]
      Armed Forces: protect child custody arrangements for parents who 
        are members (see H.R. 4201), H2289 [27AP]
      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), H727 [14FE]
      Committee To Investigate and Report on the Attack on the 
        American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (House, Select): 
        establish (see H. Res. 824), H6622 [4DE]
      Conservation of energy: promote efficient energy use in the 
        Federal and private sectors (see H.R. 4017), H3481 [5JN]
      Crime: enhance penalties for possession or financial 
        facilitation of access to child pornography and require 
        Internet service providers to assist child pornography and 
        exploitation investigations (see H.R. 6063), H4654 [29JN]
      ------increase penalties for stealing, transporting, and storing 
        stolen prescription drugs (see H.R. 4223), H1427 [20MR]
      Dept. of Commerce: enable concrete masonry products 
        manufacturers and importers to carry out coordinated program 
        of research, education, and promotion to improve, maintain, 
        and develop markets (see H.R. 3395), H3105 [17MY]
      Dept. of Education: 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]
      ------reauthorize Impact Aid Program (see H.R. 1342), H966 
        [27FE]
      ------support State and local accountability for public 
        education and inform parents of their schools' performance 
        (see H.R. 3989), H1916 [17AP]
      Dept. of HHS: establish a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee 
        (see H.R. 2557), H1134 [1MR]
      ------establish permanent national surveillance systems for 
        multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other 
        neurological diseases and disorders (see H.R. 2595), H2569 
        [9MY]
      ------provide for the participation of optometrists in the 
        National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment 
        programs (see H.R. 1195), H2288 [27AP]
      ------provide for the participation of physical therapists in 
        the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (see 
        H.R. 1426), H7264 [18DE]
      Dept. of Transportation: prohibit provision of grants or funds 
        to State or local governments for any program to check helmet 
        usage or create checkpoints for motorcycle riders (see H.R. 
        904), H3807 [19JN]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify presumptions relating to 
        exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of 
        Vietnam (see H.R. 3612), H376 [1FE]
      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]
      Education: 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]
      ------increase assessment accuracy to better measure student 
        achievement and provide States with greater flexibility on 
        assessment design (see H.R. 507), H79 [18JA]
      ------increase Pell Grants for the children of fallen police 
        officers, firefighters, and other public safety officers (see 
        H.R. 6281), H5704 [2AU]
      FDA: create a pathway for premarket notification and review of 
        laboratory-developed tests (see H.R. 3207), H966 [27FE]
      ------improve humanitarian device regulation (see H.R. 3211), 
        H159 [24JA]
      ------improve priority review voucher incentive program for 
        expedited review of treatments for tropical and rare pediatric 
        diseases (see H.R. 3059), H159 [24JA]
      Financial institutions: improve examination of depository 
        institutions (see H.R. 3461), H182 [25JA]
      ------limit fee disclosure requirement for an automatic teller 
        machine to the screen of that machine (see H.R. 4367), H3703 
        [12JN]
      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), H159 [24JA]
      Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy 
        countries (see H.R. 4105), H1154 [5MR]
      Government regulations: provide for presentation and expedited 
        consideration by Congress of the recommendations in the 
        Federal Regulatory Reform Report prepared by the Office of 
        Information and Regulatory Affairs (see H.R. 5720), H2645 
        [10MY]
      Health: make the provision of technical services for medical 
        imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments safer, 
        more accurate, and less costly (see H.R. 2104), H2134 [25AP]
      Insurance: allow enforcement of State disclosure laws and access 
        to courts for covered Holocaust-era insurance policy claims 
        (see H.R. 890), H4157 [27JN]
      ------preserve consumer and employer access to licensed 
        independent insurance producers (see H.R. 1206), H182 [25JA]
      Iran: condemn President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the leaders of 
        Iran for addressing the U.N. on Yom Kippur (see H. Con. Res. 
        139), H6276 [21SE]
      ------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]
      ------provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter growing 
        presence and hostile activity in the Western Hemisphere (see 
        H.R. 3783), H77 [18JA]
      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), H1847 [16AP]
      Law enforcement officers: allow screening entities to submit, 
        receive, and screen criminal history record information for 
        searches on private security officers (see H.R. 4112), H1100 
        [29FE]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 3187), H3578 [6JN]
      Medicaid: require coverage of optometrists (see H.R. 1219), 
        H2288 [27AP]
      Medicare: create incentives for innovative diagnostics by 
        improving process for determining payment rates for new tests 
        (see H.R. 6446), H7264 [18DE]
      ------ensure continued access of beneficiaries to diagnostic 
        imaging services (see H.R. 3269), H187 [27JA]
      ------establish a market pricing program for durable medical 
        equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) (see 
        H.R. 6490), H7585 [2JA]
      ------exempt blood glucose self-testing equipment and supplies 
        furnished by small retail community pharmacies from 
        competitive acquisition programs (see H.R. 1936), H159 [24JA]
      ------extended coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney 
        transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions (see 
        H.R. 2969), H2288 [27AP]
      ------include screening computed tomography colonography as a 
        colorectal screening test (see H.R. 4165), H2289 [27AP]
      ------provide coverage of services of qualified respiratory 
        therapists performed under the general supervision of a 
        physician (see H.R. 941), H2072 [24AP]
      ------provide for coverage of home infusion drug therapy (see 
        H.R. 2195), H2288 [27AP]
      ------repeal competitive acquisition program for durable medical 
        equipment and prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) in 
        a budget neutral manner (see H.R. 1041), H512 [6FE]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        1546), H694 [9FE]
      ------strengthen and protect hospice programs (see H.R. 3506), 
        H2072 [24AP]
      Medicare/Medicaid: curb waste, fraud, and abuse (see H.R. 3399), 
        H3707 [15JN]
      Mining and mineral resources: issue postage stamp in 
        commemoration of coal miners (see H. Res. 743), H5327 [26JY]
      National Eagle Scout Day: designate (see H. Res. 716), H4604 
        [28JN]
      National Heritage Area Program: authorize (see H.R. 4099), H1016 
        [28FE]
      National Sarcoma Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 722), 
        H5131 [23JY]
      Office of the Director of National Intelligence: allow elements 
        of the intelligence community to share cyber threat 
        intelligence with private-sector cybersecurity entities (see 
        H.R. 3523), H727 [14FE]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: protect rights of 
        conscience relative to requirements for coverage of specific 
        items and services (see H.R. 1179), H512 [6FE]
      ------repeal annual fee on health insurance providers (see H.R. 
        1370), H2040 [23AP]
      Pro Football Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 4104), H3976 [21JN]
      Public safety officers: extend public safety officers' death 
        benefits to fire police officers (see H.R. 1348), H5711 [2AU]
      Safe Drinking Water Act: amend relative to consumer confidence 
        reports by community water systems (see H.R. 1340), H726 
        [14FE]
      Sergeant Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. Post Office Building, Ellwood City, 
        PA: designate (see H.R. 5954), H4656 [29JN]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (see H.R. 3606), H115 [23JA]
      Social Security: repeal Government pension offset and windfall 
        elimination provisions (see H.R. 1332), H79 [18JA]
      Sports: prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 
        horseracing (see H.R. 1733), H3481 [5JN]
      Syria: strengthen sanctions, enhance multilateral commitment to 
        address threatening policies, and establish a program to 
        support a transition to a democratically-elected government 
        (see H.R. 2106), H5766 [10SE]
      Taxation: establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified 
        disability expenses of family members with disabilities (see 
        H.R. 3423), H159 [24JA]
      ------expand the tip tax credit to employers of cosmetologists 
        and promote tax compliance in the cosmetology sector (see H.R. 
        1957), H3105 [17MY]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of 
        qualified principal residence indebtedness (see H.R. 4336), 
        H6505 [28NO]
      ------extend the new markets tax credit (see H.R. 2655), H2072 
        [24AP]
      ------increase, extend, and make permanent the above-the-line 
        deduction for certain elementary and secondary school teacher 
        expenses (see H.R. 1738), H27 [17JA]
      ------make employers of spouses of military personnel eligible 
        for the work opportunity credit (see H.R. 687), H5711 [2AU]
      ------make permanent and expand the temporary minimum credit 
        rate for the low-income housing tax credit program (see H.R. 
        3661), H1978 [18AP]
      ------permanently extend the 15-year recovery period for 
        qualified leasehold improvement property, restaurant property, 
        and retail improvement property (see H.R. 1265), H802 [15FE]
      ------prohibit requirement that taxpayers reconcile amounts 
        relative to reportable payment transactions to amounts related 
        to gross receipts and sales (see H.R. 3877), H950 [24FE]
      ------provide collegiate housing and infrastructure grants (see 
        H.R. 1327), H3163 [18MY]
      ------repeal estate and generation-skipping taxes (see H.R. 
        1259), H27 [17JA]
      ------support and strengthen tax incentives for retirement 
        savings (see H. Con. Res. 101), H901 [16FE]
      Technology: improve laws relative to cybersecurity (see H.R. 
        3674), H903 [16FE]
      Transportation Security Administration: transfer unclaimed money 
        recovered at airport security checkpoints to United Service 
        Organizations, Inc. (USO) (see H.R. 2179), H1306 [8MR]
      Veterans: expand eligibility for concurrent receipt of military 
        retired pay or combat-related compensation with service-
        connected disability benefits and eliminate phase-in period 
        for such benefits (see H.R. 303, 333), H5711 [2AU]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3001), H220 [31JA]
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to the First 
        Special Service Force (see H.R. 3767), H221 [31JA]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Capitol Building and Grounds: permit use of rotunda for a 
        ceremony to honor victims of the Holocaust (see H. Con. Res. 
        108), H1390 [19MR]
      Dept. of HUD: require section 8 rental assistance recipients to 
        stay current with local taxes and authorize public housing 
        agencies to divert such assistance to pay owners' tax debts 
        (see H.R. 6203), H5291 [25JY]
      Dept. of Labor: carry out a pilot program to provide veterans 
        with access at One-Stop Centers to Internet websites to 
        facilitate online job searches (see H.R. 6401), H5999 [13SE]
      Dept. of State: require report on designation of Boko Haram as a 
        foreign terrorist organization (see H.R. 5822), H3103 [17MY]
      Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics 
        Act: provide further clarity for institutions of higher 
        education (see H.R. 5844), H3162 [18MY]
      Tariff: captan technical (see H.R. 5445), H2318 [7MY]
      ------11-aminoundecanoic acid (see H.R. 5452), H2319 [7MY]
      ------lambda-cyhalothrin mixtures (see H.R. 5449), H2318 [7MY]
      ------methane sulfonyl chloride (see H.R. 5450), H2318 [7MY]
      ------methanesulfonic acid (see H.R. 5451), H2319 [7MY]
      ------oryzalin (see H.R. 5448), H2318 [7MY]
      ------Problad Plus fungicide (see H.R. 5454), H2319 [7MY]
      ------rolled glass in sheets (see H.R. 5453), H2319 [7MY]
      ------thiophanate methyl (see H.R. 5446), H2318 [7MY]
      ------zinc dimethyldithiocarbamate (see H.R. 5447), H2318 [7MY]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Dept. of HUD: require section 8 rental assistance recipients to 
        stay current with local taxes and authorize public housing 
        agencies to divert such assistance to pay owners' tax debts 
        (H.R. 6203), H5292 [25JY]
      Dept. of Labor: carry out a pilot program to provide veterans 
        with access at One-Stop Centers to Internet websites to 
        facilitate online job searches (H.R. 6401), H6000 [13SE]
      Dept. of State: require report on designation of Boko Haram as a 
        foreign terrorist organization (H.R. 5822), H3104 [17MY]
      Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics 
        Act: provide further clarity for institutions of higher 
        education (H.R. 5844), H3163 [18MY]
      Tariff: captan technical (H.R. 5445), H2325 [7MY]
      ------11-aminoundecanoic acid (H.R. 5452), H2325 [7MY]
      ------lambda-cyhalothrin mixtures (H.R. 5449), H2325 [7MY]
      ------methane sulfonyl chloride (H.R. 5450), H2325 [7MY]
      ------methanesulfonic acid (H.R. 5451), H2325 [7MY]
      ------oryzalin (H.R. 5448), H2325 [7MY]
      ------Problad Plus fungicide (H.R. 5454), H2325 [7MY]
      ------rolled glass in sheets (H.R. 5453), H2325 [7MY]
      ------thiophanate methyl (H.R. 5446), H2325 [7MY]
      ------zinc dimethyldithiocarbamate (H.R. 5447), H2325 [7MY]
  Remarks
      Armed Forces: improve prevention and response to sexual assaults 
        (H.R. 3435), H1216 [7MR]
      Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.: anniversary, E818 
        [16MY]
      Brookhaven, PA: Coebourn Elementary School recipient of Dept. of 
        Education Blue Ribbon Schools award, H2332 [8MY]
      Congressional Hockey Caucus: tribute to Lawmakers v. Lobbyists 
        charity hockey game, H1235 [7MR]
      Crime: increase penalties for counterfeit drug trafficking (H.R. 
        3668), H3720 [18JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 4310), H3022, H3064 [17MY]
      ------V-22 Osprey funding, H3022 [17MY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Office of Intelligence and 
        Analysis weapons of mass destruction intelligence and 
        information sharing functions and require dissemination of 
        information to relevant entities (H.R. 2764), H3243 [30MY]
      Dept. of State: determine whether Boko Haram meets criteria for 
        designation as a foreign terrorist organization, H3064 [17MY]
      Devereux Foundation: anniversary, E1665 [28SE]
      House of Representatives: find Attorney General Holder in 
        contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas 
        issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 
        (House) (H. Res. 711), H4403 [28JN]
      Hurricanes: making supplemental appropriations for recovery from 
        damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, H7563 [1JA]
      Israel: reaffirm relationship with the U.S. and right of self-
        defense, H6400 [16NO]
      Media, PA: Rose Tree Elementary School recipient of Dept. of 
        Education Blue Ribbon Schools award, H2332 [8MY]
      National Teacher Day: observance, H2332 [8MY]
      Pennsylvania: tribute to 7th Congressional District service 
        academy nominees, H1216 [7MR]
      Science, Depts. of Justice and Commerce, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 5326), H2389 [8MY]
      Veterans: authorize veterans' treatment courts and encourage 
        services for veterans through drug courts, H2389 [8MY]
      Votes: position on missed, H2345 [8MY]
  Tributes
      Cronin, Joseph P., Jr., E1402 [3AU]
      Schultz, Daniel A., E1292 [19JY]
      Sweeney, James J., E489 [29MR]