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



MERKLEY, JEFF (a Senator from Oregon)

  Amendments
      Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), S3905 [11JN], 
        S3991, S3993, S3998 [12JN], S4158 [13JN], S4205, S4206 [14JN], 
        S4335 [20JN]
      Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal 
        departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, 
        and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8117, S8141, 
        S8143 [18DE], S8178, S8224 [19DE], S8366 [21DE], S8434 [27DE]
      Aviation: prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the U.S. from 
        participating in the European Union emissions trading scheme 
        (S. 1956), S6611, S6649 [21SE]
      Congress: prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic 
        information derived from their official positions for personal 
        benefit (S. 2038), S181, S216 [31JA], S243 [1FE]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 3254), S6951 [27NO], S7054, S7086, S7122 
        [28NO], S7148, S7228 [29NO], S7402 [4DE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 
        3457), S6112 [11SE]
      FDA: revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription 
        drugs and medical devices and establish user-fee programs for 
        generic drugs and biosimilars (S. 3187), S3289, S3290 [17MY], 
        S3451 [22MY], S3495 [23MY]
      FEMA: restore financial solvency of the National Flood Insurance 
        Fund (S. 1940), S4483 [25JN]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: extend certain 
        counterterrorism and intelligence gathering tools (H.R. 5949), 
        S8397, S8452, S8454 [27DE], S8455, S8508 [28DE]
      Postal Service: improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2110 
        [27MR], S2428, S2434 [17AP], S2508, S2513, S2515 [18AP], 
        S2547, S2554 [19AP], S2637 [24AP], S2684, S2688 [25AP]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S652, S653, S654 [14FE], S700, S791 
        [15FE], S862 [16FE], S910 [17FE], S1050 [27FE], S1089 [28FE], 
        S1152 [29FE], S1365 [1MR], S1397, S1398 [5MR], S1430 [6MR], 
        S1466, S1467, S1468 [7MR], S1544 [8MR], S1601, S1602 [13MR]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (H.R. 3606), S1747 [15MR], S1806 [19MR], S1858, 
        S1860, S1863, S1865, S1868, S1870 [20MR]
      Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational 
        fishing, hunting, and shooting (S. 3525), S6801 [14NO]
      Taxation: provide a temporary income tax credit for increased 
        payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business 
        assets (S. 2237), S4952 [12JY]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5777, S5778 [31JY], 
        S5980 [2AU]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abdnor, James: tribute (see S. Res. 475), S3631 [24MY]
      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 S. Res. 402), S1932 [21MR]
      Age Discrimination in Employment Act: clarify appropriate 
        standard of proof for Federal antiretaliation and 
        antidiscrimination claims (see S. 2189), S4822 [10JY]
      Agriculture: promote biobased manufacturing (see S. 2155), S1614 
        [13MR]
      ------provide for a uniform national standard for the housing 
        and treatment of egg-laying hens (see S. 3239), S3730 [5JN]
      Armed Forces: limit authority to detain U.S. citizens under 
        authorizations for use of military force (see S. 2003), S3088 
        [10MY]
      Aurora, CO: condemn movie theater shootings and express 
        condolences for victims and gratitude to responders to the 
        shootings (see S. Con. Res. 53), S5304 [24JY]
      Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 387), S1195 [1MR]
      CFTC: take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in 
        energy markets (see S. 2222), S3130 [14MY]
      Chavez, Cesar E.: tribute (see S. Res. 410), S2166 [28MR]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see S. 3220), S3422 [22MY]
      ------restore effective use of group actions for claims arising 
        under antidiscrimination laws (see S. 3317), S4368 [20JN]
      Commission To Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer: establish 
        (see S. 3237), S7977 [12DE]
      Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's 
        History Museum: establish (see S. 3567), S6454 [19SE]
      Controlled Substances Act: exclude industrial hemp from the 
        definition of marijuana (see S. 3501), S5977 [2AU]
      Credit: establish a national consumer credit usury rate (see S. 
        3452), S5487 [26JY]
      ------provide for affordable refinancing of mortgages held by 
        Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (see S. 3085), S3085 [10MY] (see S. 
        3522), S6062 [10SE]
      Crime: establish criminal offense for fraudulent claims about 
        military service if such claims are made for tangible benefit 
        or personal gain (see S. 3372), S5258 [23JY]
      ------prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture (see S. 
        1947), S351 [6FE]
      Dept. of Defense: provide benefits under the Post-Deployment/
        Mobilization Respite Absence program for days of non-
        participation due to Government error (see S. 2060), S2031 
        [26MR]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (see S. 2051), S2393 [17AP] (see S. 
        2343), S2825 [26AP]
      Dept. of Energy: create a market-oriented standard for clean 
        electric energy generation (see S. 2146), S3130 [14MY]
      Dept. of HHS: provide States with incentives to require 
        elementary and secondary schools to maintain, and permit 
        school personnel to administer, epinephrine (see S. 1884), 
        S1614 [13MR]
      ------revise and extend the program for viral hepatitis 
        surveillance, education, and testing to prevent deaths from 
        liver cancer (see S. 1809), S4674 [27JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: establish an F-4 nonimmigrant visa 
        for aliens pursuing advanced degrees in science, technology, 
        engineering, or mathematics and authorize conditional 
        permanent residency for such aliens (see S. 3192), S6064 
        [10SE]
      Dept. of Justice: enhance the Community Oriented Policing 
        Services (COPS) Program (see S. 207), S2824 [26AP]
      ------extend authorization of Bulletproof Vest Partnership (see 
        S. 2554), S3517 [23MY]
      ------protect crime victims' rights and reauthorize certain DNA-
        related grant programs (see S. 250), S2824 [26AP]
      Dept. of Labor: minimize adverse effects of employment 
        dislocation (see S. 3297), S4203 [14JN]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify presumptions relating to 
        exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of 
        Vietnam (see S. 1629), S209 [31JA]
      ------establish a veterans jobs corps (see S. 3457), S6064 
        [10SE]
      ------provide educational counseling to individuals eligible for 
        educational assistance before receipt of such assistance (see 
        S. 2206), S1847 [20MR]
      Ecology and environment: address harmful algal blooms and 
        hypoxia through research, forecasting and monitoring, and 
        mitigation and control while helping communities detect, 
        control, and mitigate such events (see S. 1701), S568 [13FE]
      Economy: create jobs and invest in communities through 
        rehabilitation of abandoned and foreclosed residential and 
        commercial properties (see S. 2162), S1422 [6MR]
      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 S. Res. 500), S4368 [20JN]
      Families and domestic relations: establish a toll-free telephone 
        helpline to provide information and assistance to parents and 
        caregivers of children to prevent child abuse and strengthen 
        families (see S. 2293), S2496 [18AP]
      ------strengthen families' engagement in the education of their 
        children (see S. 941), S2496 [18AP]
      Federal agencies and departments: prohibit purchase of 
        merchandise subject to antidumping or countervailing duty 
        orders (see S. 3611), S6625 [21SE]
      Federal employees: provide certain benefits to domestic partners 
        (see S. 1910), S2245 [29MR]
      Federal Helium Reserve: ensure expedient and responsible 
        drawdown in manner protecting private industry, scientific, 
        medical, and industrial communities, commercial users, and 
        Federal agencies (see S. 2374), S5048 [16JY]
      Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act: reauthorize (see S. 
        714), S2393 [17AP]
      Financial institutions: address fee disclosure requirements (see 
        S. 3204), S3840 [7JN] (see S. 3394), S5134 [18JY]
      ------provide protection for consumers who have prepaid cards 
        (see S. 2030), S77 [24JA]
      Foreign aid: improve access to microfinance and microenterprise 
        programs (see S. 2027), S4151 [13JN]
      Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy 
        countries (see S. 2153), S1384 [5MR]
      ------make elimination of government fisheries subsidies a 
        principal negotiating objectives in trade negotiations (see S. 
        3518), S7744 [11DE]
      FRS: treatment of information provided to the Consumer Financial 
        Protection Bureau (see S. 3394), S5134 [18JY]
      FTC: prescribe rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of 
        abortion services (see S. 1374), S1422 [6MR]
      Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child 
        Abduction: ensure compliance by certain countries and 
        establish procedures for prompt return of children abducted to 
        other countries (see S. Res. 543), S5978 [2AU]
      Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund: ensure that amounts credited are 
        used for harbor maintenance (see S. 412), S1540 [8MR]
      Hazardous substances: amend regulations relative to certain 
        mercury compounds, products, and processes (see S. 3697), 
        S8203 [19DE]
      Hispanic Heritage Month: observance (see S. Res. 582), S6626 
        [21SE]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see S. Res. 624), S8138 [18DE]
      Iran: express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see S.J. Res. 
        41), S3631 [24MY] (see S. Res. 380), S3281 [17MY]
      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 S. 
        2165), S3731 [5JN]
      Juneteenth Independence Day: designate (see S.J. Res. 45), S7402 
        [4DE]
      Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling (see S. 1670), S6895 
        [26NO]
      Law enforcement officers: encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue 
        Alert plans throughout U.S. to disseminate information when an 
        officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty 
        (see S. 657), S2928 [7MY]
      Libya: commend U.S. public servants who died in attack on U.S. 
        consulate in Benghazi, express condolences to families of 
        victims, condemn the attack, and call for perpetrators to be 
        brought to justice (see S. Res. 551), S6270 [12SE] (see S. 
        Res. 588), S6626 [21SE]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see S. 1935), S4637 [26JN]
      McGovern, George S.: tribute (see S. Res. 607), S7303 [30NO]
      Medicaid: cover physician services delivered by podiatric 
        physicians to ensure access by beneficiaries to appropriate 
        quality foot and ankle care (see S. 1309), S3785 [6JN]
      Minimum wage: increase, and index future increases to the 
        consumer price index (see S. 3453), S5487 [26JY]
      National Day of the American Cowboy: designate (see S. Res. 
        470), S3516 [23MY]
      National Month of Voter Registration: designate (see S. Res. 
        572), S6546 [20SE]
      National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: support goals and 
        ideals (see S. Res. 537), S5871 [1AU]
      National Small Business Week: observance (see S. Res. 469), 
        S3329 [21MY]
      Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 
        express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel 
        and first responders who responded to shootings (see S. Res. 
        621), S8071 [17DE]
      Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: provide documents 
        relating to trade negotiations to Members of Congress and 
        their staff upon request (see S. 3225), S4204 [14JN]
      Older Americans Act: reauthorize and improve (see S. 3562), 
        S6454 [19SE]
      Olympic Games: commemorate the success of Team USA in the past 
        25 Olympic Games and support Team USA in the 2012 Olympic and 
        Paralympic Games (see S. Res. 531), S5487 [26JY]
      Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.: ensure maximum pension benefits 
        for certain pilots forced to retire at age 60 by FAA 
        regulations (see S. 998), S6895 [26NO]
      Pharmaceuticals: prohibit prescription drug price-gouging during 
        states of market shortage (see S. 3622), S6625 [21SE]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see S. 2219), S1932 [21MR] (see S. 3369), S4821 
        [10JY]
      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 S. 1853), S909 [17FE]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (see S. 2204), S2031 [26MR]
      Rudman, Warren: tribute (see S. Res. 604), S7215 [29NO]
      SBA: remove limit on anticipated award price for contracts 
        awarded under the procurement program for women-owned small 
        business concerns and identify industries in which women are 
        underrepresented (see S. 2172), S2497 [18AP]
      Senior citizens: improve public transportation services for 
        seniors (see S. 1942), S1422 [6MR]
      ------provide equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and 
        transgender older individuals (see S. 3575), S7459 [5DE]
      Small business: provide tax incentives for small businesses and 
        improve SBA programs (see S. 3442), S5488 [26JY]
      Small Business Saturday: designate (see S. Res. 589), S6626 
        [21SE]
      Specter, Arlen: tribute (see S. Res. 612), S7703 [10DE]
      Syria: condemn human rights violations and call for transition 
        to democracy (see S. Res. 435), S3330 [21MY]
      ------condemn violence against and detention of journalists and 
        support freedom of the press (see S. Res. 391), S1540 [8MR]
      ------provide humanitarian assistance and support a transition 
        to democracy (see S. 3498), S6746 [13NO]
      Tariff: footwear (see S. 1069), S2602 [23AP]
      ------knit garments with electrodes knit into or attached to the 
        fabric and that incorporate connectors designed to secure an 
        electronic transmitter that transmits physiological 
        information to a compatible monitor (see S. 3063), S6801 
        [14NO]
      ------knit tank tops with electrodes knit into or attached to 
        the fabric and that incorporate connectors designed to secure 
        an electronic transmitter that transmits physiological 
        information to a compatible monitor (see S. 3062), S6800 
        [14NO]
      ------sports bras with electrodes knit into or attached to the 
        fabric and that incorporate connectors designed to secure an 
        electronic transmitter that transmits physiological 
        information to a compatible monitor (see S. 3061), S6800 
        [14NO]
      Taxation: deny inclusion of any antidumping or countervailing 
        duties in the determination of the basis of any energy tax 
        credit property (see S. 3610), S6625 [21SE]
      ------establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability 
        expenses of family members with disabilities (see S. 1872), 
        S8139 [18DE]
      ------extend credit for electricity produced from certain 
        renewable resources (see S. 2201), S1933 [21MR]
      ------extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans 
        (see S. 3536), S6457 [19SE]
      ------improve and extend certain tax incentives for industrial 
        energy efficiency in the areas of water reuse, advanced 
        motors, and chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) chillers (see S. 3352), 
        S5258 [23JY]
      ------increase and make permanent the alternative simplified 
        research credit (see S. 1577), S3174 [15MY]
      ------make permanent the expansion of certain tax benefits for 
        adoption (see S. 3616), S7977 [12DE]
      ------modify application of the tonnage tax on vessels operating 
        in the dual U.S. domestic and foreign trades (see S. 57), 
        S2731 [25AP]
      ------prevent homeowners from being forced to pay taxes on 
        forgiven mortgage loan debt (see S. 2250), S2242 [29MR]
      ------provide an energy investment credit for energy storage 
        property connected to the grid (see S. 1845), S909 [17FE]
      ------provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and 
        business activity back to the U.S. (see S. 2884), S4726 [28JN] 
        (see S. 3364), S4789 [9JY]
      ------reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum 
        effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (see S. 2230), 
        S2326 [16AP]
      Twain, Mark: mint commemorative coins (see S. 1929), S3234 
        [16MY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see S. 1925), S909 
        [17FE]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 1591), 
        S3087 [10MY]
      World Plumbing Day: designate (see S. Res. 393), S1540 [8MR]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Agriculture: extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster 
        assistance programs (see S. 3395), S5085 [17JY]
      Colleges and universities: require programs offered by 
        institutions to meet licensure and accreditation requirements 
        for an occupation in order to receive Federal tuition grants 
        and loans (see S. 3474), S5870 [1AU]
      Credit: address certain issues relative to the extension of 
        consumer credit (see S. 3426), S5304 [24JY]
      ------exclude from consumer credit reports medical debt that has 
        been in collection and has been fully paid or settled (see S. 
        2149), S1194 [1MR]
      ------require closing costs to be paid by the enterprises with 
        respect to certain refinanced mortgage loans (see S. 2909), 
        S2966 [8MY]
      ------require portion of closing costs to be paid by the 
        enterprises with respect to certain refinanced mortgage loans 
        (see S. 3520), S5978 [2AU]
      Crooked River: adjust boundary to provide water certainty for 
        Prineville, OR (see S. 3483), S5977 [2AU]
      Dept. of Agriculture: authorize loans to certain entities that 
        will make loans to consumers to implement cost-effective 
        energy efficiency measures to promote energy cost savings and 
        rural development (see S. 2216), S1932 [21MR]
      Dept. of Labor: require State workforce agencies and employers 
        to certify the active recruitment of Americans for job 
        placement prior to hiring H-2B nonimmigrant workers (see S. 
        2167), S1459 [7MR]
      FDA: include devices in the postmarket risk identification and 
        analysis system and expedite implementation of the unique 
        device identification system for medical devices (see S. 
        2193), S1733 [15MR]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: provide additional 
        privacy protections (see S. 3515), S5978 [2AU]
      National Public Health Week: support goals and ideals (see S. 
        Res. 417), S2243 [29MR]
      National Work and Family Month: designate (see S. Res. 533), 
        S5658 [30JY]
      Public works: provide financing assistance for qualified water 
        infrastructure projects (see S. 3626), S6744 [13NO]
      Securities: provide for registration exemptions for certain 
        crowdfunded securities (see S. 2190), S1613 [13MR]
      Taxation: extend and modify the credit for certain plug-in 
        vehicles (see S. 2161), S1422 [6MR]
  Cloture motions
      Abrams, Ronnie: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]
      Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), motion to 
        proceed, S3714 [5JN], S3807 [7JN]
      Bacharach, Robert E.: nomination to be circuit judge, S5449 
        [26JY], S5650 [30JY]
      Baker, Kristine Gerhard: nomination to be district judge, S1570 
        [12MR]
      Contreras, Rudolph: nomination to be district judge, S1569 
        [12MR]
      Costa, Gregg J.: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 3254), S7293 [30NO], S7336 [3DE]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (S. 2343), motion to proceed, S2799 
        [26AP], S2944 [8MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 
        3457), motion to proceed, S5950 [2AU], S6083 [11SE]
      Du, Miranda: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]
      FDIC: temporarily extend the Transaction Account Guarantee 
        Program (S. 3637), motion to proceed, S7664 [6DE], S7723 
        [11DE]
      Guaderrama, David C.: nomination to be district judge, S1569 
        [12MR]
      Lee, John Z.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]
      Morgan, Susie: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]
      Nuffer, David: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]
      Powell, Jerome H.: nomination to the FRS Board of Governors, 
        S3159 [15MY]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (S. 2204), S2055 [27MR], S2199 [29MR]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), motion to proceed, S382 [7FE], S420 
        [9FE]
      Russell, George L., III: nomination to be district judge, S1570 
        [12MR]
      Shipp, Michael A.: nomination to be district judge, S5202 [19JY]
      Stein, Jeremy C.: nomination to the FRS Board of Governors, 
        S3158 [15MY]
      Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax 
        relief for families making less than a certain annual income 
        and provide alternative minimum tax relief (S. 3412), motion 
        to proceed, S5244 [23JY]
      ------provide a temporary income tax credit for increased 
        payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business 
        assets (S. 2237), motion to proceed, S4765 [29JN], S4804 
        [10JY]
      ------provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and 
        business activity back to the U.S. (S. 3364), motion to 
        proceed, S5072 [17JY], S5189 [19JY]
      Tharp, John J., Jr.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 
        [12MR]
      Watford, Paul J.: nomination to be circuit judge, S3252 [17MY]
      Wimes, Brian C.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]
  Letters
      Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act: Mario Parker-
        Milligan, S2951 [8MY]
  Motions
      Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal 
        departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, 
        and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8482 [28DE]
  Privilege of the floor
      Carol, William, S3048 [9MY]
      Carson, Jenny, S5894 [1AU]
      Hackbarth, Andy, S1682 [14MR]
      Keegan, Shelbey, S2517 [18AP]
      Kirby, Steven, S5238 [19JY]
      Marseille, Jesse, S7124 [28NO]
      Smurthwaite, Sarah, S2517 [18AP]
      Suzuki, Mark, S7988 [12DE]
      Westlund, B.J., S1476 [7MR]
  Remarks
      Adoption: express importance of a safe, nurturing, and permanent 
        family for all children and recognize that adoption promotes 
        greater stability than long-term institutionalization or 
        foster care (S. Res. 378), S803 [15FE]
      Agriculture: continue certain programs, S8622 [1JA]
      ------continue certain programs (S. 3240), S4335 [20JN], S5810 
        [1AU], S7670 [6DE], S7786 [12DE], S8117 [18DE], S8581, S8582 
        [31DE]
      ------expand exemption from certain Federal regulations for 
        farmers to transport their products across State lines in farm 
        vehicles, S1440 [7MR], S1603 [13MR]
      ------extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster 
        assistance programs, S8437 [27DE], S8482, S8497 [28DE]
      ------extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster 
        assistance programs (S. 3395), S5810 [1AU]
      Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal 
        departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, 
        and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8117 [18DE], 
        S8178, S8197 [19DE], S8437 [27DE], S8482, S8497 [28DE]
      Armed Forces: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of 
        troops from Afghanistan, S7148, S7152 [29NO]
      Army First Sergeant David McNerney Post Office Building, Crosby, 
        TX: designate (H.R. 3477), S8230 [19DE]
      BIA: revised funding formula for Indian Reservation Roads 
        program-S696 [15FE]
      Bridal Veil, OR: anniversary of Bridal Veil Post Office, 
        S4770 [29JN]
      Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull Post Office Building, 
        Mastic Beach, NY: designate (H.R. 3912), S8230 [19DE]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of Emancipation Hall 
        for unveiling of a marker acknowledging the role that slave 
        labor played in the construction of the U.S. Capitol (H. Con. 
        Res. 99), S802, S803 [15FE]
      Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office, Waterford, WI: designate 
        (S. 3630), S8230 [19DE]
      Congress: approve permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline (S. 3607), 
        S6558 [20SE]
      ------extend the same financial conflict of interest rules to 
        Senators and their staff that apply to congressional committee 
        and Executive Office of the President staff, S242 [1FE]
      ------prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic 
        information derived from their official positions for personal 
        benefit (S. 2038), S242 [1FE]
      Contracts: increase requirement for American-made content in 
        transportation construction projects, S1440 [7MR], S1602 
        [13MR]
      Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office Building, Baldwinsville, NY: 
        designate (H.R. 5837), S8230 [19DE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: extend drought disaster assistance, S8117 
        [18DE]
      ------require the FCIC provide insurance to organic crops 
        similar in terms and conditions provided for other crops, 
        S4335 [20JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 3254), S7148, S7152 [29NO]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (S. 2343), motion to proceed, S2951 
        [8MY], S3026 [9MY]
      Dept. of HHS: Prevention and Public Health Fund funding, S3026 
        [9MY]
      Dept. of Justice: require disclosure of Foreign Intelligence 
        Surveillance Court decisions, orders, or opinions that include 
        certain significant legal interpretations unless such 
        disclosures are classified, S8399, S8400, S8403, S8422, S8423, 
        S8427 [27DE]
      Dept. of State: authorize payment of a reward to combat 
        transnational organized crime and for information concerning 
        foreign nationals wanted by international criminal tribunals 
        (S. 2318), S8230, S8231 [19DE]
      Dept. of the Interior: provide full funding for the Payments in 
        Lieu of Taxes program and the Secure Rural Schools and 
        Community-Self Determination Act, S1525 [8MR]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: develop a comprehensive policy to 
        improve outreach and transparency to veterans and Armed Forces 
        members through provision of information on institutions of 
        higher learning (H.R. 4057), S8229 [19DE]
      ------ensure deceased veterans with no known next of kin can 
        receive a dignified burial (S. 3202), S8231 [19DE]
      Economy: avert ``fiscal cliff'' economic crisis through 
        bipartisan agreement on taxes and spending, S8622 [1JA]
      Elections: constitutional amendment on contributions and 
        expenditures intended to affect elections (S.J. Res. 29), S103 
        [26JA]
      Espionage: increase penalties for foreign and economic espionage 
        (H.R. 6029), S8229 [19DE]
      Financial institutions: limit fee disclosure requirement for an 
        automatic teller machine to the screen of that machine (H.R. 
        4367), S7751 [11DE]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: extend certain 
        counterterrorism and intelligence gathering tools (H.R. 5949), 
        S8397, S8400, S8403, S8404, S8422, S8423, S8427 [27DE]
      Hurricanes: making supplemental appropriations for recovery from 
        damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, S8117 [18DE], S8178, S8197 
        [19DE], S8437 [27DE], S8482, S8497 [28DE]
      Intelligence services: modify the Foreign Intelligence 
        Surveillance Act and require judicial review of National 
        Security Letters and Suspicious Activity Reports to prevent 
        unreasonable searches, S8398 [27DE]
      Lance Cpl. Anthony A. DiLisio Clinton-Macomb Carrier Annex, 
        Macomb, MI: designate (H.R. 5738), S8230 [19DE]
      Law enforcement: enhance punishment for identity theft and other 
        violations of data privacy (S. 2111), S803 [15FE]
      Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Building, Westminster, 
        MA: designate (S. 3662), S8230 [19DE]
      Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), 
        S7660, S7661 [6DE]
      National World War II Museum: recognize opening of U.S. Freedom 
        Pavilion--The Boeing Center, public and private assistance to 
        the museum, and role in educating about the War experience (S. 
        Res. 625), S8233 [19DE]
      Nicky `Nick' Daniel Bacon Post Office, Rose Bud, AR: designate 
        (H.R. 3870), S8230 [19DE]
      Parks, Rosa: tribute (S. Res. 618), S8232, S8233 [19DE]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: protect rights of 
        conscience relative to requirements for coverage of specific 
        items and services, S1122 [29FE]
      Petroleum: impact of oil speculators on gasoline prices, S2140 
        [28MR]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (S. 2219), S3474 [23MY]
      ------provide for additional disclosure requirements for 
        corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (S. 
        3369), motion to proceed, S5007, S5039, S5040, S5041, S5042 
        [16JY], S5179 [19JY]
      Portland, OR: anniversary of First African Methodist Episcopal 
        Zion Church, S2164 [28MR]
      ------anniversary of Royal Rosarians, S3728 [5JN]
      ------tribute to Lincoln High School for participation in We the 
        People . . . The Citizen and the Constitution competition, 
        S3422 [22MY]
      Portland Community College: anniversary, S698 [15FE]
      Postal Service: create a moratorium on the closure of rural post 
        offices and ensure future closures meet certain conditions, 
        S2463, S2465 [18AP], S2528-S2530 [19AP]
      ------improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2463, S2465 
        [18AP], S2528 [19AP]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (S. 2204), S2140 [28MR]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, S1645 [14MR]
      ------Senate use of filibuster to block nominations, S1645 
        [14MR]
      Privacy: change effective date for the Internet publication of 
        certain information to prevent national security breech and 
        protect certain military officers and civilian employees (H.R. 
        6634), S7672 [6DE]
      Public debt: allow increase of debt ceiling by Executive order 
        (S. 3664), S7670 [6DE]
      Reed College: anniversary, S67 [24JA]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S561 [13FE], S696 [15FE], S1122 
        [29FE], S1440 [7MR], S1525 [8MR], S1602, S1603 [13MR]
      Russia: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), S7660, 
        S7661 [6DE]
      ------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, S7660, S7661 [6DE]
      Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: 
        reauthorize, S666 [15FE]
      Securities: provide for registration exemptions for certain 
        crowdfunded securities, S1828 [20MR], S1886 [21MR], S1972, 
        S1976 [22MR], S5474-S5478 [26JY]
      Senate: legislative process, S8651, S8653, S8654 [2JA]
      ------legislative program, S803 [15FE], S6558 [20SE], S8234 
        [19DE]
      Senate Rules: permit Senate to avoid unnecessary delay and vote 
        on matters for which floor debate has ceased (S. Res. 9), 
        S7672 [6DE]
      ------reform filibuster rules to improve daily process, S6989 
        [28NO], S7670-S7672 [6DE], S8269-S8273 [20DE], S8623 [1JA], 
        S8651, S8653, S8654 [2JA]
      Sergeant Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. Post Office Building, Ellwood City, 
        PA: designate (H.R. 5954), S8230 [19DE]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (H.R. 3606), S1674 [14MR], S1828 [20MR], S1886 
        [21MR], S1972, S1976 [22MR], S5474-S5478 [26JY]
      Supreme Court: anniversary of decision in Citizens United v. FEC 
        on corporate political contributions used for political 
        speech, S102 [26JA]
      ------decision in Citizens United v. FEC on corporate political 
        contributions used for political speech, S3474 [23MY], S5041, 
        S5042 [16JY], S5180 [19JY]
      Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide 
        alternative minimum tax relief, and extend increased expensing 
        limitations (H.R. 8), S8622 [1JA]
      ------extend production tax credit for wind power, S5810 [1AU]
      ------prevent professional service income from being 
        mischaracterized as S corporation income to avoid paying 
        payroll taxes, S3026 [9MY]
      ------provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and 
        business activity back to the U.S. (S. 3364), motion to 
        proceed, S5180 [19JY]
      Timberline Lodge, OR: anniversary of Timberline Lodge and Ski 
        Area, S5970 [2AU]
      Veterans: improve veterans service organizations' access to 
        Federal surplus personal property (S. 3698), S8231 [19DE]
      Votes: position on missed, S7398 [4DE]
  Tributes
      Bristol, Rachel, S386 [7FE]
      Gray, John, S7743 [11DE]
      Griffin, Claire, S606 [14FE]
      Inouye, Daniel K., S8114 [18DE]