[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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MEXICO, UNITED STATES OF

  Amendments
      Law enforcement: coordinate efforts to protect U.S. border 
        cities from drug trafficking, gunrunning, illegal alien 
        smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across U.S. 
        borders (H.R. 915), S6664 [21SE], H6437 [27NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Aviation: include ultralight aircraft under the definition of 
        aircraft relative to aviation smuggling and identify equipment 
        and technology to track illegal use of such aircraft near the 
        Mexican border (see H.R. 3801), H113 [23JA]
      Border Patrol: impose requirements on searches of laptop 
        computers and other digital electronic devices and storage 
        media (see H.R. 6651), H6765 [12DE]
      Cinco de Mayo: observance (see S. Res. 440), S2824 [26AP]
      Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House): disapprove 
        of Chairman Issa's actions relative to certain ongoing 
        criminal investigations and statements relative to Attorney 
        General Holder (see H. Res. 718), H4614 [29JN] (see H. Res. 
        718), H4684 [9JY]
      ------initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce 
        certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (see H. 
        Res. 706), H4064 [26JN]
      ------initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce 
        certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 
        706), consideration (see H. Res. 708), H4155 [27JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: provide for annual reports on the 
        status of operational control of international land and 
        maritime borders of the U.S. and unlawful entries (see H.R. 
        6025), H4064 [26JN]
      ------reduce trafficking of drugs and prevent human smuggling 
        across the Southwest border by deterring construction and use 
        of border tunnels (see H.R. 4119), H1133 [1MR]
      Dept. of Justice: report and make recommendations to Congress on 
        ability to track, investigate, and quantify cross-border 
        violence along the Southwest border (see H.R. 6368), H5765 
        [10SE]
      Dept. of State: designate as foreign terrorist organizations 
        certain Mexican drug cartels and submit a report on activities 
        assisting Mexico with drug cartel violence (see H.R. 4303), 
        H1803 [29MR]
      Foreign policy: apply whole-of-government plan, in coordination 
        with Mexican Government, to combat Mexican-based transnational 
        criminal organizations (see H.R. 6280), H5704 [2AU]
      Foreign trade: allow public-private partnerships to fund 
        additional staffing and alternative financing for 
        infrastructure improvements at land border ports of entry (see 
        S. 3279), S3838 [7JN] (see H.R. 5964), H3806 [19JN]
      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) (see H. Res. 711), H4604 [28JN]
      ------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), 
        consideration (see H. Res. 708), H4155 [27JN]
      ------recommend against finding Attorney General Holder in 
        contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas 
        issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 
        (House) (see H. Res. 712), H4604 [28JN]
      Obama, President: appoint special counsel to investigate 
        operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. 
        law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms (see H. 
        Res. 532), H374 [1FE]
  E-mails
      U.S.-Mexico border security: Bill Bagi, H1217 [7MR]
  Letters
      Border Security Information Improvement Act: Representative 
        Lamar Smith, Committee on the Judiciary (House), H6119 [19SE]
      ------Representative Peter T. King, Committee on Homeland 
        Security (House), H6119 [19SE]
      Border Tunnel Prevention Act: Representative Camp, Committee on 
        Ways and Means (House), H2671 [15MY]
      ------Representative Lamar Smith, Committee on the Judiciary 
        (House), H2672 [15MY]
      ------Representative Peter T. King, Committee on Homeland 
        Security (House), H2672 [15MY]
      Investigation of Dept. of Justice operations transferring 
        firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel 
        do not monitor such firearms: Representative Cummings, H4171, 
        H4172 [28JN]
      ------Representative Issa, Committee on Oversight and Government 
        Reform (House), H4409-H4411 [28JN], E1188, E1189 [29JN]
      Secure Border Act: Representative Camp, Committee on Ways and 
        Means (House), E972 [5JN]
      ------Representative Peter T. King, Committee on Homeland 
        Security (House), E972 [5JN]
      Siege at the Alamo: William B. Travis, S1173 [1MR]
  Motions
      Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House): disapprove 
        of Chairman Issa's actions relative to certain ongoing 
        criminal investigations and statements relative to Attorney 
        General Holder (H. Res. 718), H4615 [29JN]
      ------initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce 
        certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 
        706), consideration (H. Res. 708), H4174 [28JN]
      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), H4412 [28JN]
      ------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), 
        consideration (H. Res. 708), H4174 [28JN]
  Press releases
      NBPC Calls for the Resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder: 
        National Border Patrol Council, H4171 [28JN]
  Remarks in House
      Aviation: include ultralight aircraft under the definition of 
        aircraft relative to aviation smuggling and identify equipment 
        and technology to track illegal use of such aircraft near the 
        Mexican border (H.R. 3801), H163-H166 [25JA]
      Cinco de Mayo: observance, E714 [7MY]
      Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House): disapprove 
        of Chairman Issa's actions relative to certain ongoing 
        criminal investigations and statements relative to Attorney 
        General Holder (H. Res. 718), H4614 [29JN]
      ------hold bipartisan public hearings with testimony from 
        persons having knowledge relative to operations transferring 
        firearms to drug cartels, H4412, H4413 [28JN]
      ------initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce 
        certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 
        706), H4418-H4421 [28JN], E1196 [29JN], E1405 [3AU]
      ------initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce 
        certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 
        706), consideration (H. Res. 708), H4164-H4175 [28JN]
      ------vote by Republican members to hold Attorney General Holder 
        in contempt of Congress relative to operations transferring 
        firearms to drug cartels, H3959 [21JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: cell phone communications in rural 
        border areas funding, H3534, H3535 [6JN]
      ------construct a reinforced fence along a certain length of the 
        U.S.-Mexico border and gain operational control over such 
        border, H1148 [5MR]
      ------establish Border Enforcement Security Task Force, H3244, 
        H3245 [30MY]
      ------provide for annual reports on the status of operational 
        control of international land and maritime borders of the U.S. 
        and unlawful entries (H.R. 6025), H6432-H6434 [27NO], E1843 
        [29NO]
      ------reduce trafficking of drugs and prevent human smuggling 
        across the Southwest border by deterring construction and use 
        of border tunnels (H.R. 4119), H2669-H2673 [15MY]
      ------tribute to U.S. Border Patrol Academy graduating class, 
        E589 [19AP]
      Dept. of Justice: report and make recommendations to Congress on 
        ability to track, investigate, and quantify cross-border 
        violence along the Southwest border (H.R. 6368), H6118, H6119 
        [19SE]
      ------whistleblower allegations relative to operations 
        transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law 
        enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, H2493-
        H2496 [9MY], H3813 [20JN], H3918, H3947 [21JN], H6794 [13DE]
      El Paso, TX: tribute to El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra 
        Diplomatic International Cultural Exchange Tour, E1149 [27JN]
      Foreign policy: call for the release of Jon Hammar, H6686 
        [11DE], H6836 [18DE], H7268 [19DE]
      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), H4069, H4072, H4073, H4074, H4076, 
        H4077 [27JN], H4161, H4162, H4163, H4402-H4418, H4425 [28JN], 
        E1157 [27JN], E1180 [28JN], E1184, E1191, E1193, E1196, E1199 
        [29JN], E1247 [12JY], E1405 [3AU]
      ------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), 
        consideration (H. Res. 708), H4164-H4175 [28JN]
      ------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), motion 
        to refer, H4412, H4413 [28JN]
      ------recommend against finding 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. 712), H4177 [28JN]
      Law enforcement: coordinate efforts to protect U.S. border 
        cities from drug trafficking, gunrunning, illegal alien 
        smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across U.S. 
        borders (H.R. 915), H3243-H3245 [30MY]
      ------coordinate efforts to protect U.S. border cities from drug 
        trafficking, gunrunning, illegal alien smuggling, violence, 
        and kidnapping along and across U.S. borders (H.R. 915), 
        Senate amendment, H6437-H6439 [27NO], E1839 [29NO]
      National security: improve border security, H1008-H1013 [28FE], 
        H1144 [5MR], H1217 [7MR], H1850 [17AP]
      ------improve border security (H.R. 1299), H3236-H3239 [30MY]
      Obama, President: appoint special counsel to investigate 
        operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. 
        law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, H380 
        [2FE]
      ------appoint special counsel to investigate operations 
        transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law 
        enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms (H. Res. 
        532), H382 [2FE]
      Office of the Director of National Intelligence: authorize 
        participation in information sharing with Canada and Mexico 
        for the purposes of border security and combating drug 
        trafficking, H3300 [31MY]
      Power resources: national energy policy, H5749 [10SE]
      Salinas, Ricardo: Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute 
        Trade and International Affairs Symposium honoree, E1686 [5OC]
      San Antonio, TX: tribute to defenders of the Alamo, H1166 [6MR]
      San Jacinto Day: observance, H2042 [24AP]
      Texas Independence Day: observance, H1166 [6MR], H1219 [7MR], 
        E292, E300 [1MR]
      U.S. policy, H1814 [16AP], H4825 [11JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Aviation: include ultralight aircraft under the definition of 
        aircraft relative to aviation smuggling and identify equipment 
        and technology to track illegal use of such aircraft near the 
        Mexican border (H.R. 3801), S95, S136 [26JA]
      Breuer, Lanny: call for resignation for allegations relative to 
        operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. 
        law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, S411 
        [9FE]
      Cinco de Mayo: observance (S. Res. 440), S2831 [26AP]
      Dept. of Agriculture: allow community land grant-mercedes and 
        land grant councils access to rural development program 
        funding, S4391 [21JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: reduce trafficking of drugs and 
        prevent human smuggling across the Southwest border by 
        deterring construction and use of border tunnels (H.R. 4119), 
        S3292 [17MY]
      ------reduce trafficking of drugs and prevent human smuggling 
        across the Southwest border by deterring construction and use 
        of border tunnels (S. 1236), S172 [30JA]
      Dept. of Justice: release of report relative to operations 
        transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law 
        enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, S6585 
        [21SE]
      ------whistleblower allegations relative to operations 
        transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law 
        enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, S410-S412 
        [9FE], S1706 [15MR], S3954-S3956 [12JN]
      Foreign policy: call for the release of Jon Hammar, S7722 [11DE]
      Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve 
        border security, S3067-S3069 [10MY]
      Law enforcement: coordinate efforts to protect U.S. border 
        cities from drug trafficking, gunrunning, illegal alien 
        smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across U.S. 
        borders (H.R. 915), S6664, S6665 [21SE]
      Texas Independence Day: observance, S1173 [1MR]
  Reports
      Recommend Finding of Attorney General Holder in Contempt of 
        Congress for Refusal To Comply With Subpoenas: Committee on 
        Oversight and Government Reform (House), H4177-H4401 [28JN]
  Reports filed
      Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act: Committee on 
        Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 915) 
        (S. Rept. 112-206), S6062 [10SE]
      Consideration of H. Res. 706, Committee on Oversight and 
        Government Reform Initiation or Intervention in Proceedings To 
        Enforce Subpoenas Issued to Attorney General Holder: Committee 
        on Rules (House) (H. Res. 708) (H. Rept. 112-553), H4155 
        [27JN]
      Consideration of H. Res. 711, House of Representatives Finding 
        of Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress for Refusal 
        To Comply With Certain Subpoenas: Committee on Rules (House) 
        (H. Res. 708) (H. Rept. 112-553), H4155 [27JN]
      Private Property Rights Protection Act: Committee on the 
        Judiciary (House) (H.R. 4119) (H. Rept. 112-418), H1496 [21MR]
      Recommend Finding of Attorney General Holder in Contempt of 
        Congress for Refusal To Comply With Subpoenas: Committee on 
        Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Rept. 112-546), 
        H3981 [25JN]
  Statements
      Representative Dingell's Criticism of Attorney General Holder 
        Contempt of Congress Resolutions Vote in the House of 
        Representatives: Brian A. Terry Family, H4166, H4407 [28JN]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 706, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 
        (House) initiation or intervention in judicial proceedings to 
        enforce certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder, 
        H4418 [28JN]
      H. Res. 708, consideration of H. Res. 706, Committee on 
        Oversight and Government Reform (House) initiation or 
        intervention in judicial proceedings to enforce certain 
        subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder, H4164 [28JN]
      H. Res. 708, consideration of H. Res. 711, House of 
        Representatives finding of Attorney General Holder in contempt 
        of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the 
        Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House), H4164 
        [28JN]
      H. Res. 711, House of Representatives finding of Attorney 
        General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply 
        with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and 
        Government Reform (House), H4402 [28JN]
      H. Res. 712, recommend against the House of Representatives 
        finding Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for 
        refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on 
        Oversight and Government Reform (House), H4177 [28JN]
      H. Res. 718, disapprove of Committee on Oversight and Government 
        Reform (House) Chairman Issa's actions relative to certain 
        ongoing criminal investigations and statements relative to 
        Attorney General Holder, H4614 [29JN]
      H.R. 915, Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act, S6664 
        [21SE], H3243 [30MY]
      H.R. 1299, Secure Border Act, H3237 [30MY]
      H.R. 3801, Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act, H163 
        [25JA]
      H.R. 4119, Border Tunnel Prevention Act, H2669 [15MY]
      H.R. 6025, Mandatory Operational Control Reporting and 
        Performance Measures Act, H6432 [27NO]
      H.R. 6368, Border Security Information Improvement Act, H6118 
        [19SE]
      S. 1236, Border Tunnel Prevention Act, S172 [30JA]
      S. Res. 440, Cinco de Mayo, S2831 [26AP]