[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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MEEKS, GREGORY W. (a Representative from New York)

  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), H1367 [16MR]
      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]
      ------extend third country fabric program to South Sudan (see 
        H.R. 2493), H2134 [25AP]
      Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the 
        housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), 
        H4908 [17JY]
      AID: improve nutritional quality, quality control, and cost 
        effectiveness of U.S. food assistance (see H.R. 4141), H1210 
        [6MR]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 139), H3267 [30MY]
      Armed Forces: commend, make permanent, oppose proposals to 
        diminish national security role of, and recognize the National 
        Guard as the foundation of the Operational Reserve (see H. 
        Con. Res. 129), H6152 [19SE]
      ------provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE (see H.R. 
        2288), H903 [16FE]
      Black History Month: observance (see H. Res. 567), H1100 [29FE]
      Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull Post Office Building, 
        Mastic Beach, NY: designate (see H.R. 3912), H567 [7FE]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (see H.R. 5986), H3974 [21JN]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: acquire a statue of ``The Unknown 
        Slave'' for display in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol 
        Visitor Center (see H.R. 4080), H1274 [7MR]
      Civil rights: award a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the 
        pioneers and participants of the civil rights movement (see 
        H.R. 3866), H903 [16FE]
      ------improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of 
        wages based on sex (see H.R. 1519), H2033 [19AP]
      Commission To Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer: establish 
        (see H.R. 3067), H159 [24JA]
      Committee on POW and MIA Affairs (House, Select): establish (see 
        H. Res. 111), H221 [31JA]
      Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination 
        Against Women: ratification (see H. Res. 20), H3734 [18JN]
      Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office Building, Baldwinsville, NY: 
        designate (see H.R. 5837), H4065 [26JN]
      Credit: create a Federal charter for National Consumer Credit 
        Corporations (see H.R. 6139), H5079 [19JY]
      ------improve definitions of points and fees in connection with 
        a mortgage transaction (see H.R. 4323), H2289 [27AP]
      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), H2447 [8MY]
      Dept. of Education: strengthen connections to early childhood 
        education programs (see H.R. 2794), H4065 [26JN]
      Dept. of HHS: implement the National Pediatric Acquired Brain 
        Injury Plan (see H.R. 2600), H5728 [7AU]
      ------require a criminal background check for a child care staff 
        member of any child care provider in a State that receives 
        funds from the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program 
        (see H.R. 1711), H5711 [2AU]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: modify requirements for the visa 
        waiver program (see H.R. 3855), H218 [31JA]
      Dept. of Justice: provide for evidence-based and promising 
        practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street 
        gang activity prevention and intervention (see H.R. 2721), 
        H1571 [26MR]
      Dept. of Labor: establish the National Full Employment Trust 
        Fund (see H.R. 870), H903 [16FE] (see H.R. 4277), H2072 [24AP]
      Dept. of State: establish the Muhammad Ali Legacy Grant Program 
        to promote global respect, understanding, and communication 
        (see H.R. 3795), H78 [18JA]
      Dept. of the Interior: require a study of the feasibility of 
        establishing the U.S. Civil Rights Trail System (see H.R. 
        6257), H5628 [1AU]
      Dept. of Transportation: making supplemental appropriations for 
        the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 
        (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program (see H.R. 5976), H4158 
        [27JN]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify presumptions relating to 
        exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of 
        Vietnam (see H.R. 3612), H1391 [19MR]
      ------designate one U.S. city each year as an ``American World 
        War II City'' (see H.R. 2717), H1642 [27MR]
      ------provide equity for tuition and fees for individuals 
        entitled to assistance under the Post-9/11 Veterans 
        Educational Assistance Program who are pursuing education 
        programs (see H.R. 3483), H182 [25JA]
      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]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): modify textile and apparel rules of origin (see H.R. 
        5986), H3974 [21JN]
      Ecuador: condemn repression of democracy and human rights, 
        express concern on lack of counternarcotics cooperation and 
        relationship with Iran, and discourage renewal of trade 
        preference systems (see H. Res. 745), H6234 [20SE]
      Education: award grants to prepare individuals for the 21st 
        century workplace and increase global competitiveness (see 
        H.R. 3036), H5292 [25JY]
      Egypt: honor rule of law and return Noor and Ramsay Bower to the 
        U.S. (see H. Res. 193), H6702 [11DE]
      EPA: implement integrated pest management systems to minimize 
        pesticide use in schools and provide parents and employees 
        with notices of such use (see H.R. 4225), H1427 [20MR]
      FDA: improve priority review voucher incentive program for 
        expedited review of treatments for tropical and rare pediatric 
        diseases (see H.R. 3059), H159 [24JA]
      Federal employees: tribute (see H. Res. 682), H5712 [2AU]
      Financial institutions: limit fee disclosure requirement for an 
        automatic teller machine to the screen of that machine (see 
        H.R. 4367), H2570 [9MY]
      ------provide exception from requirement for annual privacy 
        notices for financial institutions which do not share personal 
        information with affiliates (see H.R. 5817), H5202 [24JY]
      Firearms: require face to face purchases of ammunition, 
        licensing of ammunition dealers, and reporting regarding bulk 
        purchases of ammunition (see H.R. 6241), H5717 [3AU]
      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), H1099 [29FE]
      Georgia (country): support enhanced security, sovereignty, and 
        territorial integrity, U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic 
        Partnership, NATO membership, democratic reforms, and peaceful 
        resolution of conflict (see H. Res. 526), H1306 [8MR]
      Haiti: address gender-based violence against women and children 
        (see H. Res. 521), H114 [23JA]
      Havel, Vaclav: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 97), H187 [27JA]
      Housing: clarify treatment of homeowner warranties under current 
        law (see H.R. 2446), H966 [27FE]
      Houston, Whitney E.: tribute (see H. Res. 555), H902 [16FE]
      Immigration: cancel removal and adjust status of certain long-
        term resident alien students (see H.R. 1842), H641 [8FE]
      ------facilitate travel and investment in the U.S. by reforming 
        visa procedures for certain foreign nationals investing in 
        residential real estate (see H.R. 5741), H3808 [19JN]
      ------provide for naturalization of certain high school 
        graduates (see H.R. 218), H4685 [9JY]
      International Olympic Committee: recognize a moment of silence 
        at future Olympic opening ceremonies to honor those who lost 
        their lives at 1972 Munich Olympics (see H. Res. 663), H3482 
        [5JN]
      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), H1363 [13MR]
      Jamaica: independence anniversary (see H. Res. 764), H5707 [2AU]
      Johnson, John H.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3868), H441 [2FE]
      Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling (see H.R. 3618), 
        H3662 [7JN]
      Leonard Montalto Post Office Building, Staten Island, NY: 
        designate (see H.R. 6636), H7429 [21DE]
      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), H903 [16FE]
      Marine Corps: mint coins in commemoration of the Centennial of 
        Marine Corps Aviation, and to support construction of the 
        Marine Corps Heritage Center (see H.R. 1621), H4907 [17JY]
      Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 640), H2274 [27AP]
      Minimum wage: provide for increases consistent with inflation 
        (see H.R. 6211), H5326 [26JY]
      Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (see H.R. 6156), 
        H5526 [31JY]
      Money: improve circulation of $1 coins in order to phase out 
        production of $1 bills (see H.R. 2977), H1847 [16AP]
      NAACP: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 130), H4655 [29JN]
      National Credit Union Administration: clarify authority to 
        improve credit union safety and soundness (see H.R. 3993), 
        H692 [9FE]
      National Emancipation Day: observance (see H. Res. 803), H6276 
        [21SE]
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: expand, intensify, 
        and coordinate pulmonary hypertension research activities (see 
        H.R. 1810), H7429 [21DE]
      New York Giants (football team): tribute (see H. Res. 544), H640 
        [8FE]
      Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), 
        H945 [17FE]
      NIH: expand, intensify, and coordinate programs and activities 
        relative to Tourette syndrome (see H.R. 3760), H159 [24JA]
      North Korean Human Rights Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4240), 
        H1541 [22MR]
      Office of National Drug Control Policy: increase public 
        awareness about the dangers of synthetic drugs through the 
        National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (see H.R. 4205), H6314 
        [23OC]
      Pharmaceuticals: preserve effectiveness of medically important 
        antibiotics used in treatment of human and animal diseases 
        (see H.R. 965), H3661 [7JN]
      Privacy: prohibit employers from requiring employees to provide 
        access to personal online accounts (see H.R. 5684), H4908 
        [17JY]
      Pro Football Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 4104), H3733 [18JN]
      Professional Boxing Safety Act: amend (see H.R. 5966), H3806 
        [19JN]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see H. Res. 689), H4158 [27JN]
      Russia: extend normal trade relations status (see H.R. 6156), 
        H5526 [31JY]
      Securities: provide an exemption for certain swaps and security-
        based swaps involving non-U.S. persons (see H.R. 3283), H1543 
        [22MR]
      Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building, Tyrone, NY: 
        designate (see H.R. 6681), H7264 [18DE]
      Sports: prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 
        horseracing (see H.R. 1733), H2288 [27AP]
      Tariff: footwear (see H.R. 2697), H220 [31JA]
      Taxation: clarify that any person who, for commercial purposes, 
        makes available for consumer use a machine capable of 
        producing tobacco products, is a manufacturer of tobacco 
        products (see H.R. 4134), H2072 [24AP]
      ------establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability 
        expenses of family members with disabilities (see H.R. 3423), 
        H5923 [12SE]
      ------increase amount of low-income housing credit that may be 
        allocated in States damaged by Hurricane Irene or Tropical 
        Storm Lee (see H.R. 3769), H5131 [23JY]
      ------increase the deduction allowed for student loan interest 
        (see H.R. 5719), H2813 [16MY]
      ------promote neutrality, simplicity, and fairness in the 
        taxation of digital goods and services (see H.R. 1860), H1978 
        [18AP]
      ------provide for an investment credit relative to the 
        production of electricity from offshore wind (see H.R. 3238), 
        H6001 [13SE]
      Transportation Security Administration: modify screening 
        requirements for checked baggage arriving from preclearance 
        airports (see H.R. 6028), H5728 [7AU]
      Trinidad and Tobago: independence anniversary (see H. Res. 765), 
        H5707 [2AU]
      Tunisia: initiate negotiations to enter into a free trade 
        agreement (see H. Res. 719), H4655 [29JN]
      U.S. Boxing Commission: establish (see H.R. 5966), H3806 [19JN]
      Udall, Stewart L.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see H.R. 6494), H6274 [21SE]
      Veterans: improve ability of health care professionals to treat 
        veterans via telemedicine (see H.R. 6107), H4862 [12JY]
      Virgin Islands: provide for direct appeals to the U.S. Supreme 
        Court of decisions of the Virgin Islands Supreme Court (see 
        H.R. 6116), H4862 [12JY]
      Voting: condemn passage of State legislation that unduly burdens 
        the ability to vote and oppose any election law or proposed 
        legislation that has a disproportionate impact on vulnerable 
        communities (see H. Res. 542), H640 [8FE]
      ------modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for 
        disabled individuals, and protect the right to vote (see H.R. 
        5799), H3102 [17MY]
      ------permit an individual who is required to present 
        identification to vote in a Federal election to meet such 
        requirement by signing an affidavit attesting to the 
        individual's identification (see H.R. 6419), H6069 [18SE]
      ------require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot (see H.R. 
        5816), H3103 [17MY]
      Year of the Korean War Veteran: designate (see H. Res. 618), 
        H2135 [25AP]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Diseases: urge Federal agencies to designate funds for 
        education, awareness outreach, and research specifically 
        focused on how prostate cancer affects African-American men 
        (see H. Res. 753), H5629 [1AU]
      Financial Literacy Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        633), H2126 [25AP]
      SEC: require annual disclosures relative to the compensation 
        brackets in which an issuer's minority and women employees 
        reside (see H.R. 3791), H78 [18JA]
      Turkey: commend efforts to facilitate, host, and care for 
        refugees fleeing escalating violence in Syria (see H. Res. 
        632), H2126 [25AP]
  Constitutional authority statements
      SEC: require annual disclosures relative to the compensation 
        brackets in which an issuer's minority and women employees 
        reside (H.R. 3791), H78 [18JA]
  Remarks
      Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal 
        departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, 
        and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), H7575 [2JA]
      Arverne, NY: anniversary of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 
        E792 [15MY]
      Dept. of the Interior: allow construction and operation of 
        natural gas pipeline facilities in Gateway National Recreation 
        Area (H.R. 2606), E157 [7FE]
      Economy: avert ``fiscal cliff'' economic crisis through 
        bipartisan agreement on taxes and spending, H7520 [1JA]
      Employment: importance of service sector, E1627 [21SE]
      Georgia (country): support enhanced security, sovereignty, and 
        territorial integrity, U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic 
        Partnership, NATO membership, democratic reforms, and peaceful 
        resolution of conflict (H. Res. 526), E1608 [21SE]
      Horne, Lena Calhoun: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (H.R. 1815), H1819 [16AP]
      Hurricanes: making supplemental appropriations for recovery from 
        damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, H7561 [1JA], H7575 [2JA]
      Immigration: provide for visas for certain advanced science, 
        technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates and 
        eliminate the diversity immigrant program (H.R. 6429), H6556 
        [30NO]
      Iran: express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (H. Res. 568), 
        H2691 [15MY]
      Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6408 
        [16NO]
      Pro Football Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (H.R. 4104), H5617 [1AU]
      Russia: extend normal trade relations status, H4913 [18JY], 
        H5975 [13SE]
      ------extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6408 
        [16NO]
      Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide 
        alternative minimum tax relief, and extend increased expensing 
        limitations (H.R. 8), Senate amendments, H7520 [1JA]
      Votes: position on missed, E795 [15MY], E942 
        [31MY]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 3001), 
        H1816 [16AP]
      Whitehead, Curtis: August Martin High School, Queens, NY, May 
        Student of the Month award recipient, E794 [15MY]
  Reports filed
      In the Matter of Allegations Relating to Representative Meeks: 
        Committee on Ethics (House) (H. Rept. 112-709), H7423 [20DE]
  Tributes
      Payne, Donald M., H1204 [6MR]
      Vastine, Bob, E1627 [21SE]