[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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MICHAUD, MICHAEL H. (a Representative from Maine)

  Amendments
      Science, Depts. of Justice and Commerce, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 5326), H2364 [8MY]
  Appointments
      Conferee: H.R. 4310, Dept. of Defense appropriations for 
        military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and 
        military construction, H6782 [13DE]
  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), H1642 [27MR]
      Agriculture: codify exemptions for farming, forestry, and 
        ranching relative to permit requirements for dredged or fill 
        material (see H.R. 4278), H3700 [8JN]
      ------provide for a uniform national standard for the housing 
        and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), H1543 [22MR]
      American Battle Monuments Commission: provide for ongoing 
        maintenance of Clark Veterans Cemetery in the Philippines (see 
        H.R. 4168), H1303 [8MR]
      Arlington National Cemetery: provide a site for a memorial 
        marker to honor the memory of Army 24th Infantry Division 
        members who have received the Medal of Honor (see H. Con. Res. 
        111), H1542 [22MR]
      Armed Forces: authorize space-available travel on military 
        aircraft for certain current and former members of the Reserve 
        components, widows and widowers of retired members, and 
        dependents (see H.R. 4164), H5712 [2AU]
      ------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), H4686 [9JY]
      ------expand eligibility for concurrent receipt of retired pay 
        and veterans' disability compensation to all members retired 
        for disability regardless of disability rating percentage (see 
        H.R. 186), H2328 [7MY]
      ------express that the use of offensive military force by a 
        President without prior and clear authorization by Congress 
        constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor (see H. 
        Con. Res. 107), H5293 [25JY]
      ------improve prevention and response to sexual assaults (see 
        H.R. 3435), H3808 [19JN]
      ------improve protections for servicemembers against mortgage 
        foreclosures (see H.R. 5747), H2713 [15MY]
      ------prevent and end occurrence of sexual assaults (see H.R. 
        1709), H5923 [12SE]
      ------provide for forgiveness of certain overpayments of retired 
        pay paid to deceased retired members following their death 
        (see H.R. 493), H6765 [12DE]
      Army: close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
        Cooperation (see H.R. 3368), H115 [23JA]
      ------expand authority to loan or donate excess small arms to 
        certain eligible organizations for funeral and other 
        ceremonial purposes (see H.R. 3981), H1847 [16AP]
      Aviation: ensure certain flight, duty, and rest requirements 
        apply to all-cargo air operations (see H.R. 4350), H4656 
        [29JN]
      Bankruptcy: improve protections for employees and retirees in 
        business bankruptcies (see H.R. 6117), H5010 [18JY]
      Budget: increase long-term fiscal accountability of direct 
        spending legislation (see H.R. 6525), H6275 [21SE]
      Bureau of Customs and Border Protection: establish educational 
        seminars at U.S. ports of entry to improve ability of 
        personnel to classify and appraise articles imported into the 
        U.S. in accordance with customs laws (see H.R. 6110), H4862 
        [12JY]
      Business and industry: promote growth and competitiveness of 
        U.S. manufacturing (see H.R. 5865), H3977 [21JN]
      Buy American Week: designate (see H. Res. 705), H4828 [11JY]
      Catholic Schools Week: recognize goals and honor contributions 
        of Catholic schools (see H. Res. 523), H158 [24JA]
      CFTC: impose fees and assessments to recover the cost of 
        appropriations to the Commission (see H.R. 3665), H2447 [8MY]
      ------take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in 
        energy markets (see H.R. 4457), H2030 [19AP] (see H.R. 5186), 
        H3977 [21JN]
      Children and youth: extend, enhance, and revise certain laws on 
        collection, use, and disclosure of personal information of 
        children and establish additional protections (see H.R. 1895), 
        H1642 [27MR]
      Civil rights: award a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the 
        pioneers and participants of the civil rights movement (see 
        H.R. 3866), H572 [7FE]
      Conservation of natural resources: strengthen the U.S. role in 
        the international community in conserving natural resources to 
        further global prosperity and security (see H.R. 6038), H6280 
        [21SE]
      Consumers: protect from price-gouging of gasoline and other 
        fuels (see H.R. 964), H1273 [7MR]
      Contracts: limit reimbursement for excessive compensation of 
        Government contractors equal to the pay of Cabinet Secretaries 
        (see H.R. 2980), H1642 [27MR]
      Controlled Substances Act: place synthetic drugs in Schedule I 
        indicating high potential for abuse, no current accepted 
        medical use, and lack of accepted safety for use under medical 
        supervision (see H.R. 6312), H6304 [9OC]
      Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary: expand boundaries (see 
        H.R. 192), H4157 [27JN]
      CPSC: require residential carbon monoxide detectors to meet 
        certain safety standards and encourage States to require 
        installation of such detectors in homes (see H.R. 4326), H4158 
        [27JN]
      Credit: provide exception from definition of loan originator for 
        certain loans made relative to manufactured homes and amend 
        Truth in Lending Act to modify definition of high-cost 
        mortgage (see H.R. 3849), H6312 [19OC]
      ------provide for affordable refinancing of mortgages held by 
        Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (see H.R. 6428), H6310 [16OC]
      ------require lender or servicer of a home mortgage, upon a 
        request by the homeowner for a short sale, to make a prompt 
        decision whether to allow the sale (see H.R. 1498), H3577 
        [6JN]
      Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services: 
        implement recommendations (see H.R. 1529), H5923 [12SE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: improve energy programs (see H.R. 5955), 
        H3732 [18JN]
      ------modify the definition of the term biobased product (see 
        H.R. 5873), H3362 [31MY]
      ------stop sale of products fraudulently labeled as organic, 
        require organic producers and certifiers to maintain and 
        provide records, and impose penalties on violators of organic 
        food laws (see H.R. 5962), H4065 [26JN]
      Dept. of Defense: develop and implement a plan to provide 
        chiropractic health care services and benefits as part of the 
        TRICARE program (see H.R. 409), H1846 [16AP]
      ------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), H1304 [8MR]
      ------establish a commission on urotrauma (see H.R. 1612), H1846 
        [16AP]
      ------preserve documentary evidence of incidents of sexual 
        assault and sexual harassment in the military (see H.R. 1260), 
        H5923 [12SE]
      ------provide for military sexual assault and domestic violence 
        accountability (see H.R. 1517), H5923 [12SE]
      Dept. of Education: amend the weighted child count used to 
        determine distribution of low-income student assistance 
        funding to local educational agencies (see H.R. 2485), H726 
        [14FE]
      ------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), H1846 [16AP]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H1498 [21MR] (see H.R. 4816), 
        H2329 [7MY]
      ------promote environmental education (see H.R. 2547), H5328 
        [26JY]
      ------restore and extend the grace period before repayment 
        begins on certain loans under the Federal Direct Loan Program 
        (see H.R. 4286), H3734 [18JN]
      Dept. of HHS: assist low-income individuals in obtaining 
        recommended dental care (see H.R. 4091), H3808 [19JN]
      ------ensure religious conscience protections relative to 
        insurance coverage of certain women's preventive health 
        services (see H.R. 3897), H694 [9FE]
      ------establish permanent national surveillance systems for 
        multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other 
        neurological diseases and disorders (see H.R. 2595), H5923 
        [12SE]
      ------extend funding for family-to-family health information 
        centers to help families of children with disabilities or 
        special health care needs make informed choices about health 
        care (see H.R. 4083), H943 [17FE]
      ------limit copayment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing 
        requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty 
        drug tier to the amount applicable to drugs in a non-preferred 
        brand drug tree (see H.R. 4209), H5923 [12SE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: modify requirements for the visa 
        waiver program (see H.R. 3855), H1847 [16AP]
      ------provide certain information to intellectual property right 
        owners of semiconductor chip products to facilitate 
        identification of suspected counterfeit microchips (see H.R. 
        6012), H4828 [11JY]
      Dept. of HUD: establish program to create jobs and increase 
        economic development in underserved areas by promoting 
        cooperative development (see H.R. 3677), H5712 [2AU]
      Dept. of Justice: establish a system of background checks for 
        employers and employees of the electronic life safety and 
        security system installation and monitoring industry (see H.R. 
        1331), H2072 [24AP]
      ------establish guidelines to prevent and address occurrences of 
        bullying, provide grants to States for related programs, and 
        reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program 
        (see H.R. 83), H115 [23JA]
      ------extend authorization of Bulletproof Vest Partnership (see 
        H.R. 5742), H5292 [25JY]
      ------provide Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program funds for 
        auditing sexual assault evidence backlogs and establish a 
        Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (see H.R. 6628), 
        H6701 [11DE]
      Dept. of Labor: phase out issuance of special wage certificates 
        to entities providing employment to disabled individuals at 
        rates of pay below the Federal minimum wage (see H.R. 3086), 
        H1274 [7MR]
      ------provide off-base transition training for Armed Forces 
        members (see H.R. 4051), H2033 [19AP]
      Dept. of State: address inefficiencies in the visa processing 
        system that discourage overseas business and leisure travel to 
        the U.S. (see H.R. 3039), H1847 [16AP]
      Dept. of the Interior: develop a cadastre of Federal real 
        property to assist with land management, conservation, and 
        development and identify land that no longer needs to be 
        federally owned (see H.R. 1620), H1846 [16AP]
      Dept. of Transportation: making supplemental appropriations for 
        the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 
        (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program (see H.R. 5976), H3914 
        [20JN]
      ------require that broadband conduit be installed as part of 
        certain highway construction projects (see H.R. 1695), H6623 
        [4DE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: assist in identification of unclaimed 
        and abandoned human remains to determine if any such remains 
        are eligible for burial in a national cemetery (see H.R. 
        2051), H1367 [16MR]
      ------authorize certain major medical facility projects and 
        leases and extend certain authorities (see H.R. 6375), H6152 
        [19SE]
      ------clarify presumptions relating to exposure of certain 
        veterans who served in the vicinity of Vietnam (see H.R. 
        3612), H79 [18JA]
      ------clarify that caregivers for veterans with serious 
        illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services 
        (see H.R. 3279), H3578 [6JN]
      ------develop a comprehensive policy to improve outreach and 
        transparency to veterans and Armed Forces members through 
        provision of information on institutions of higher learning 
        (see H.R. 4057), H1847 [16AP]
      ------establish a registry of certain veterans who were 
        stationed at Fort McClellan, AL (see H.R. 2052), H6152 [19SE]
      ------establish the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to 
        provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the U.S. 
        merchant marine during World War II (see H.R. 23), H3404 [1JN]
      ------expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of 
        benefits (see H.R. 4287), H3662 [7JN]
      ------extend eligibility period for veterans to enroll in 
        certain vocational rehabilitation programs (see H.R. 3329), 
        H1847 [16AP]
      ------improve educational counseling opportunities for veterans 
        (see H.R. 6101), H6234 [20SE]
      ------improve supervision of fiduciaries of veterans (see H.R. 
        5948), H6152 [19SE]
      ------provide expedited procedures for consideration of certain 
        veterans claims (see H.R. 2377), H2033 [19AP]
      ------reimburse certain volunteers who provide funeral honors 
        details at the funerals of veterans (see H.R. 811), H3267 
        [30MY]
      ------require recipients of grants and other assistance for 
        provision of housing and other services to homeless veterans 
        to comply with certain codes (see H.R. 4079), H1847 [16AP]
      Disabled: expand and intensify NIH and Centers for Disease 
        Control and Prevention programs on translational research and 
        related activities relative to Down syndrome (see H.R. 2696), 
        H1978 [18AP]
      Disasters: enhance existing programs providing mitigation 
        assistance by encouraging States to adopt and actively enforce 
        State building codes (see H.R. 2069), H6069 [18SE]
      Diseases: establish a National Acquired Bone Marrow Failure 
        Disease Registry and authorize research on acquired bone 
        marrow failure diseases (see H.R. 640), H6234 [20SE]
      ------reduce disparities and improve access to diagnosis and 
        treatment of prostate cancer for underserved populations and 
        men with a family history of prostate cancer (see H.R. 2159), 
        H1846 [16AP]
      Drugs: reduce deaths occurring from overdoses (see H.R. 6311), 
        H6397 [15NO]
      Elections: constitutional amendment on the authority of Congress 
        and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in 
        political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for 
        such campaigns (see H.J. Res. 111), H5079 [19JY]
      Elvis Presley Day: designate (see H. Res. 818), H6469 [27NO]
      EPA: change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure 
        rule with respect to certain farms (see H.R. 3158), H5526 
        [31JY]
      Families and domestic relations: prohibit discrimination in 
        adoption or foster care placements based on sexual 
        orientation, gender identification, or marital status of any 
        prospective parent or the child involved (see H.R. 1681), 
        H5078 [19JY]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave to address domestic 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking and their effects, and 
        include domestic partners (see H.R. 3151), H903 [16FE]
      Federal agencies and departments: intensify efforts to identify, 
        prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse 
        within Federal spending (see H.R. 4053), H900 [16FE]
      ------require quarterly reports on agency conferences and 
        meetings (see H.R. 4631), H2123 [25AP]
      ------treat relevant military training as sufficient to satisfy 
        training or certification requirements for Federal licenses 
        (see H.R. 4155), H2813 [16MY]
      Financial institutions: limit fee disclosure requirement for an 
        automatic teller machine to the screen of that machine (see 
        H.R. 4367), H2647 [10MY]
      ------provide exception from requirement for annual privacy 
        notices for financial institutions which do not share personal 
        information with affiliates (see H.R. 5817), H6280 [21SE]
      Firearms: more comprehensively address the interstate 
        transportation of firearms or ammunition (see H.R. 4269), 
        H3578 [6JN]
      Fish and fishing: support fisheries and communities that rely 
        upon them, clear regulatory burdens, and streamline Federal 
        fisheries management (see H.R. 4208), H1390 [19MR]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see H.J. Res. 13), H1135 [1MR]
      Food: require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, 
        a genetically engineered material (see H.R. 3553), H6429 
        [16NO]
      Food industry: improve and clarify certain disclosure 
        requirements for restaurants, similar retail food 
        establishments, and vending machines (see H.R. 6174), H5860 
        [11SE]
      Foreign aid: ensure that a percentage of food aid provided in 
        the form of certain agricultural commodities or their products 
        must be transported on U.S. commercial vessels (see H.R. 
        6170), H5526 [31JY]
      ------provide assistance for developing countries to promote 
        quality and universal basic education (see H.R. 2705), H6623 
        [4DE]
      Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy 
        countries (see H.R. 4105), H1099 [29FE]
      Girl Scouts: anniversary (see H. Res. 460), H1363 [13MR]
      Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: expand 
        boundaries (see H.R. 192), H4157 [27JN]
      House Rules: prevent creation of duplicative and overlapping 
        Federal programs (see H. Res. 623), H3662 [7JN]
      Housing Act: revise requirements for areas to be considered 
        rural areas (see H.R. 273), H4157 [27JN]
      Immigration: permit certain alien elementary and secondary 
        school students to attend U.S. public schools if such aliens 
        reimburse the local educational agency for the cost of 
        providing education (see H.R. 3983), H640 [8FE]
      Iran: call for release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and all prisoners of 
        conscience and utilization by the U.S. of direct multilateral 
        and bilateral diplomacy to address human rights situation (see 
        H. Res. 828), H6701 [11DE]
      ------clarify treatment of the interests of Iran in certain 
        assets (see H.R. 4070), H4685 [9JY]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see H. Res. 
        568), H1498 [21MR]
      ------use parts of fines levied against companies that do 
        business with Iran to establish a fund to pay claims to 
        Americans held hostage in Iran and their families identified 
        in a certain court case (see H.R. 5796), H3405 [1JN]
      Israel: include in the visa waiver program (see H.R. 5850), 
        H5526 [31JY]
      ------independence anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 115), H2034 
        [19AP]
      ------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]
      Land and Water Conservation Fund: ensure amounts are made 
        available for projects to provide recreational public access 
        (see H.R. 1997), H512 [6FE]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 3187), H4685 [9JY]
      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]
      Medicaid: cover physician services delivered by podiatric 
        physicians to ensure access by beneficiaries to appropriate 
        quality foot and ankle care (see H.R. 3364), H1543 [22MR]
      ------improve access to advanced practice nurses and physicians' 
        assistants (see H.R. 2134), H2040 [23AP]
      Medicare: ensure continued access of beneficiaries to diagnostic 
        imaging services (see H.R. 3269), H28 [17JA]
      ------establish a market pricing program for durable medical 
        equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) (see 
        H.R. 6490), H6675 [5DE]
      ------extend Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and 
        increase payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital 
        program (see H.R. 5943), H3977 [21JN]
      ------extended coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney 
        transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions (see 
        H.R. 2969), H945 [17FE]
      ------provide for coverage and payment for complex 
        rehabilitation technology items (see H.R. 4378), H6001 [13SE]
      ------provide payments to Dept. of Veterans Affairs medical 
        facilities for items and services provided to eligible 
        veterans for non-service-connected conditions (see H.R. 814), 
        H5078 [19JY]
      ------recognize attending physician assistants as attending 
        physicians to serve hospice patients (see H.R. 3831), H6429 
        [16NO]
      ------strengthen and protect hospice programs (see H.R. 3506), 
        H1154 [5MR]
      ------waive coinsurance for colorectal cancer screening tests, 
        regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required 
        during the screening (see H.R. 4120), H1847 [16AP]
      Medicare/Medicaid: curb waste, fraud, and abuse (see H.R. 3399), 
        H1274 [7MR]
      Members of Congress: support and promote the respectful and 
        dignified disposal of worn and tattered U.S. flags (see H. 
        Res. 757), H5767 [10SE]
      National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week: designate 
        (see H. Res. 756), H5707 [2AU]
      National Credit Union Administration: clarify authority to 
        improve credit union safety and soundness (see H.R. 3993), 
        H1741 [28MR]
      National Eagle Scout Day: designate (see H. Res. 716), H6234 
        [20SE]
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: expand, intensify, 
        and coordinate pulmonary hypertension research activities (see 
        H.R. 1810), H4907 [17JY]
      National School Counseling Week: designate (see H. Res. 525), 
        H694 [9FE]
      National security: enhance safety of U.S. ports of entry (see 
        H.R. 1561), H1571 [26MR]
      National Women's Rights History Project Act: reauthorize 
        appropriations (see H.R. 6150), H6152 [19SE]
      Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), 
        H1274 [7MR]
      North American Wetlands Conservation Act: extend authorization 
        of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved 
        wetlands conservation projects (see H.R. 1960), H3404 [1JN]
      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), H1390 
        [19MR]
      Office of Science and Technology Policy: establish a committee 
        to identify and coordinate international science and 
        technology cooperation (see H.R. 5916), H4158 [27JN]
      Olympic Games: disapprove that U.S. uniforms were made overseas, 
        support U.S. manufacturing, and urge the U.S. Olympic 
        Committee to use U.S. designers and manufacturers for uniforms 
        in the future (see H. Res. 729), H5079 [19JY]
      ------support goals and ideals of the Olympic movement and 
        congratulate the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic 
        and Paralympic teams (see H. Res. 780), H6152 [19SE]
      Pharmacies: ensure and foster safety and quality of care and 
        competitive marketplace by exempting independent pharmacies 
        from antitrust laws in negotiations with health and health 
        insurance providers (see H.R. 1946), H3808 [19JN]
      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 H.R. 3591), H1741 [28MR]
      ------reduce operating costs and provide for continued postal 
        services for certain areas (see H.R. 3916), H1808 [29MR]
      ------suspend bonus authority for certain postal officials in 
        any year in which a postal retail facility or mail processing 
        facility is closed (see H.R. 4270), H2034 [19AP]
      Pro Football Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 4104), H2569 [9MY]
      Public Health Service: appoint doctors of chiropractic to 
        regular and reserved corps (see H.R. 664), H2288 [27AP]
      Public lands: sustain fish, plants, and wildlife (see H.R. 
        3496), H3976 [21JN]
      Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program: improve (see H.R. 
        4018), H1543 [22MR]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see H. Res. 689), H4158 [27JN]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (see H.R. 14), H1496 [21MR]
      Russia: 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 (see H.R. 4405), H2029 [19AP]
      ------make certain individuals ineligible for visas or admission 
        to U.S. and impose certain financial measures on such 
        individuals pending investigation of death of Sergei L. 
        Magnitsky (see H.R. 1575), H1846 [16AP]
      SEC: require disclosure of the total number of a company's 
        domestic and foreign employees (see H.R. 3875), H803 [15FE]
      Senior citizens: establish a consumer price index for elderly 
        consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social 
        Security (see H.R. 456), H27 [17JA]
      ------establish a consumer price index for elderly consumers to 
        compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security and 
        Medicare benefits (see H.R. 798), H476 [3FE]
      Social Security: allow choice of benefit payment method relative 
        to computation rule application to workers attaining age 65 
        between 1982 and 1992 (see H.R. 1001), H6535 [29NO]
      ------treat permanent partnerships between individuals of the 
        same gender as marriage for purposes of determining 
        entitlement to Federal old-age, survivors, and disability 
        insurance benefits (see H.R. 4609), H2066 [24AP]
      Sports: recognize hunters, anglers, trappers, recreational 
        boaters and shooters, industry, State and Federal fish and 
        wildlife agencies for restoring healthy populations of fish, 
        wildlife, and other natural resources (see H. Res. 801), H6680 
        [7DE]
      SSA: ensure continuation of services under the Work Incentives 
        Planning and Assistance program and Protection and Advocacy 
        for Beneficiaries of Social Security program (see H.R. 6061), 
        H4654 [29JN]
      Sudan: develop strategy to end human rights violations, create 
        incentives for governments and persons to end support, and 
        reinvigorate peace efforts (see H.R. 4169), H1811 [30MR]
      Syria: prohibit funding for support of military or paramilitary 
        operations by any nation, group, organization, movement, or 
        individual (see H.R. 5993), H5860 [11SE]
      ``Taps'': designate musical piece as National Song of 
        Remembrance (see H.R. 595), H2813 [16MY]
      Taxation: allow a refundable credit for volunteer members of 
        volunteer firefighting and emergency medical service 
        organizations (see H.R. 2488), H6152 [19SE]
      ------allow credits for establishment of franchises with 
        veterans (see H.R. 2888), H945 [17FE]
      ------encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign 
        outsourcing (see H.R. 5542), H4686 [9JY]
      ------exclude from Federal tax certain payments made in 
        connection with reductions in force (see H.R. 2263), H5860 
        [11SE]
      ------exclude from gross income amounts distributed from tax-
        favored accounts during a period of unemployment (see H.R. 
        2262), H5860 [11SE]
      ------exclude from gross income any prizes or awards received by 
        Olympic medal winners (see H.R. 6267), H5766 [10SE]
      ------expand rehabilitation credit (see H.R. 2479), H1847 [16AP]
      ------extend allowance for bonus depreciation for certain 
        business assets (see H.R. 4196), H4775 [10JY]
      ------extend bonus depreciation (see H.R. 5974), H4686 [9JY]
      ------extend credit for electricity produced from certain 
        renewable resources (see H.R. 3307), H6314 [23OC]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided 
        health coverage to certain employee designated beneficiaries 
        (see H.R. 2088), H5860 [11SE]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of 
        qualified principal residence indebtedness (see H.R. 4202), 
        H3363 [31MY]
      ------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), H7360 [19DE]
      ------provide an additional religious exemption from the 
        individual health coverage mandate (see H.R. 6597), H6428 
        [16NO]
      ------provide an energy investment credit for energy storage 
        property connected to the grid (see H.R. 4096), H3363 [31MY]
      ------provide exception to additional estate tax for severance 
        of standing timber harvested consistent with a forest 
        management plan (see H.R. 6439), H6151 [19SE]
      ------provide for an investment credit relative to the 
        production of electricity from offshore wind (see H.R. 3238), 
        H5923 [12SE]
      ------provide for the deductibility of higher education expenses 
        and interest on student loans (see H.R. 953), H5860 [11SE]
      ------provide tax credit for elementary and secondary school 
        personnel (see H.R. 955), H5860 [11SE]
      ------provide tax credit for elementary and secondary school 
        teachers (see H.R. 957), H5860 [11SE]
      ------support and strengthen tax incentives for retirement 
        savings (see H. Con. Res. 101), H901 [16FE]
      Television: establish signal quality and content requirements 
        for the carriage of public, educational, and governmental 
        channels and preserve support for such channels (see H.R. 
        1746), H3733 [18JN]
      Transportation Security Administration: allow transportation 
        worker identification credentials (TWIC) applicants to 
        remotely apply for issuance, renewal, or activation (see H.R. 
        3173), H2329 [7MY]
      ------require compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment 
        and Reemployment Rights Act (see H.R. 3670), H1915 [17AP]
      Turkey: urge reopening of the Ecumenical Patriarchate 
        Theological School of Halki without condition or further delay 
        (see H. Res. 506), H3707 [15JN]
      U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: oppose (see H. Res. 814), H6428 [16NO]
      U.S. Coast Guard Academy: modify process for congressional 
        nomination of individuals for appointment as cadets (see H.R. 
        3695), H159 [24JA]
      U.S. Fire Administration: reauthorize (see H.R. 6229), H5766 
        [10SE]
      Unemployment: include discouraged and marginally attached 
        workers in official measure of national unemployment (see H.R. 
        4128), H5923 [12SE]
      Veterans: authorize veterans' treatment courts and encourage 
        services for veterans through drug courts (see H.R. 3721), 
        H5328 [26JY]
      ------exclude certain pension payments from consideration as 
        income relative to certain housing assistance (see H.R. 6361), 
        H6069 [18SE]
      ------exempt health care programs from sequestration (see H.R. 
        3895), H803 [15FE]
      ------improve ability of health care professionals to treat 
        veterans via telemedicine (see H.R. 6107), H5860 [11SE]
      ------increase rates of disability compensation for veterans 
        with service-connected disabilities and dependency and 
        indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled 
        veterans (see H.R. 4114, 4142), H2033 [19AP]
      ------issue a Victory for Veterans stamp (see H.R. 6121), H5712 
        [2AU]
      ------provide employment opportunities for veterans in 
        transportation construction projects (see H.R. 3473), H115 
        [23JA]
      ------provide grants to State emergency medical service 
        departments to provide for the expedited training and 
        licensing of veterans with prior medical training (see H.R. 
        4124), H2072 [24AP]
      ------require States to ensure that training received by a 
        veteran while on active duty is taken into consideration in 
        granting certain State certifications or licenses (see H.R. 
        4115), H2134 [25AP]
      Veterans Day: encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes 
        of silence (see H.R. 2498), H1978 [18AP]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4271), H1808 
        [29MR]
      Voting: require States to establish minimum early voting period 
        and ensure that no individual be required to wait for longer 
        than one hour to cast a ballot at a polling place in an 
        election for Federal office (see H.R. 6591), H6429 [16NO]
      Water for the Poor Act: enhance implementation (see H.R. 3658), 
        H1847 [16AP]
      Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: designate (see H. Res. 601), 
        H1740 [28MR]
      Wildlife: prohibit breeding and private possession of captive 
        big cats except by accredited zoos and facilities and require 
        registration of big cats currently in possession by private 
        owners (see H.R. 4122), H6578 [30NO]
      Year of the Girl: designate (see H. Res. 460), H1363 [13MR]
      Year of the Korean War Veteran: designate (see H. Res. 618), 
        H3700 [8JN]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Cooperative Forestry Act: anniversary (see H. Res. 797), H6232 
        [20SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a registry of certain 
        veterans who were stationed at or underwent training at 
        Canadian Forces Base Gagetown to track possible exposure to 
        toxins (see H.R. 6534), H6276 [21SE]
      ------recognize tinnitus as a mandatory condition for research 
        and treatment (see H.R. 4327), H1804 [29MR]
      LIHEAP: establish minimum level of assistance for certain States 
        (see H.R. 6533), H6275 [21SE]
      Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: take action to obtain 
        Russia's full compliance with commitments under the protocol 
        on their accession to the Agreement Establishing the World 
        Trade Organization (see H.R. 6149), H5008 [18JY]
      Tariff: rayon staple fibers (see H.R. 4947), H2206 [26AP]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a registry of certain 
        veterans who were stationed at or underwent training at 
        Canadian Forces Base Gagetown to track possible exposure to 
        toxins (H.R. 6534), H6278 [21SE]
      ------recognize tinnitus as a mandatory condition for research 
        and treatment (H.R. 4327), H1806 [29MR]
      LIHEAP: establish minimum level of assistance for certain States 
        (H.R. 6533), H6278 [21SE]
      Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: take action to obtain 
        Russia's full compliance with commitments under the protocol 
        on their accession to the Agreement Establishing the World 
        Trade Organization (H.R. 6149), H5009 [18JY]
  Motions
      Civilian Property Realignment Commission: establish (H.R. 1734), 
        H531 [7FE]
      Economy: provide incentives for the creation of jobs and extend 
        and reform certain tax provisions and Federal programs (H.R. 
        3630), H200 [31JA], H356 [1FE]
  Remarks
      Appalachian Trail: anniversary of completion, E1424 
        [3AU]
      Arlington National Cemetery: provide certain requirements for 
        the placement of monuments (H.R. 1627), Senate amendment, 
        H5429, H5431 [31JY]
      Augusta, ME: tribute to Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce 
        award recipients, E20 [17JA]
      Bangor, ME: anniversary of James W. Williams American Legion 
        Post 12, E1650 [21SE]
      ------inclusion of St. Joseph Hospital on Thomson Reuters (news 
        service) Top 100 Hospitals list, E1632 [21SE]
      ------tribute to Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce award 
        recipients, E45 [18JA]
      Barclays PLC: Franklin County, ME, Chamber of Commerce Awards 
        Dinner honoree, E1754 [14NO]
      Civilian Property Realignment Commission: establish (H.R. 1734), 
        motion to recommit, H531 [7FE]
      ------exempt certain Dept. of Veterans Affairs facilities from 
        decommissioning, H531 [7FE]
      Colby College: anniversary, E1568 [19SE]
      Congress: prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic 
        information derived from their official positions for personal 
        benefit (S. 2038), H655 [9FE]
      Crime: establish criminal offense for fraudulent claims about 
        military service (H.R. 1775), E1527 [14SE]
      Dept. of Commerce: Economic Development Administration funding, 
        H2364, H2367 [8MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: authorize certain major medical 
        facility projects and leases and extend certain authorities 
        (H.R. 6375), H6096 [19SE]
      ------develop a comprehensive policy to improve outreach and 
        transparency to veterans and Armed Forces members through 
        information on institutions of higher learning (H.R. 4057), 
        Senate amendment, H7441 [30DE]
      ------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), H5820 [11SE]
      ------ensure deceased veterans with no known next of kin can 
        receive a dignified burial (S. 3202), H7445 [30DE]
      ------improve supervision of fiduciaries of veterans (H.R. 
        5948), H6093 [19SE]
      ------presume service connection for illnesses associated with 
        water contaminants at Camp Lejeune, NC, and provide health 
        care to those affected by such contamination, H5429, H5431 
        [31JY]
      Economy: provide incentives for the creation of jobs and extend 
        and reform certain tax provisions and Federal programs (H.R. 
        3630), H200 [31JA]
      ------provide incentives for the creation of jobs and extend and 
        reform certain tax provisions and Federal programs (H.R. 
        3630), motion to instruct conferees, H356, H358, H361 [1FE]
      Farmington (ME) Daily Bulldog: Franklin County, ME, Chamber of 
        Commerce Awards Dinner honoree, E1754 [14NO]
      Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy 
        countries (H.R. 4105), H1169 [6MR]
      Fort Kent, ME: tribute to citizens and surrounding communities 
        for downtown fire response efforts, E453 [27MR]
      Franco American War Veterans (organization): anniversary, 
        E1564 [19SE]
      John F. Murphy Homes, Inc.: anniversary, E799 [15MY], 
        E850 [18MY]
      L.L. Bean, Inc.: anniversary, E1195 [29JN]
      Lewiston, ME: anniversary of Franco American War Veterans 
        (organization) Post 31, E1564 [19SE]
      ------tribute to Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce award 
        recipients, E26 [17JA]
      Maine: tribute to American Legion Auxiliary, E1048 
        [15JN]
      Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association: anniversary, 
        E105 [1FE]
      Mann-Grandstaff Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 
        Spokane, WA: designate (H.R. 3197), H7330, H7331 [19DE]
      Mighty Women of Washington County (organization): tribute to 
        Elder Award nominees, E1374 [1AU]
      Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6411 
        [16NO]
      Newport, ME: tribute to Sebasticook Valley, ME, Chamber of 
        Commerce award recipients, E152 [7FE]
      Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: take action to obtain 
        Russia's full compliance with commitments under the protocol 
        on their accession to the Agreement Establishing the World 
        Trade Organization, H6411 [16NO]
      Phillips, ME: anniversary, E247 [27FE]
      Pine Tree Legal Assistance (organization): anniversary, 
        E1238 [12JY]
      Point of order, H7331, H7332 [19DE]
      Presque Isle, ME: anniversary of Aroostook Medical Center, 
        E931 [31MY]
      Russia: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6411 
        [16NO]
      Science, Depts. of Justice and Commerce, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 5326), H2364, H2367 [8MY]
      South Paris, ME: tribute to Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce 
        award recipients, E42 [18JA]
      Southwest Harbor, ME: tribute to Claremont Hotel summer lecture 
        and concert series, E1683 [5OC]
      Television: anniversary of Telstar satellite first transatlantic 
        television signal, E1248 [12JY]
      Unemployment: require all money withdrawn from States' 
        unemployment funds be used solely for the payment of 
        unemployment compensation, H356, H358, H361 [1FE]
      Waterville, ME: tribute to Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce award 
        recipients, E400 [21MR]
      William ``Bill'' Kling VA Clinic, Sunrise, FL: designate (H.R. 
        6443), H7332 [19DE]
      Wilton, ME: Wilton Blueberry Festival honoree of Franklin 
        County, ME, Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, E1754 
        [14NO]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Leave of absence: granted, H683 [9FE]
  Tributes
      Boswell, Representative, E1925 [13DE]
      Braestrup, Kate, H128 [24JA]
      Brown, Lorraine, E245 [27FE]
      Cannan, Rita, E1046 [15JN]
      Caron, Paul, E1731 [2NO]
      Cormier, Laurianne, E1241 [12JY]
      Costello, Representative, H5910 [12SE]
      Cyr, Adrian J., E1733 [2NO]
      Driver, Roy, E1552 [19SE]
      Gobin, Sean, E1327 [25JY]
      Kalikow, Theodora J., E545 [17AP]
      Kelleher, Nancy B., E29 [18JA]
      Keller, Leroy, E1000 [6JN]
      Mathieu, Bertrand D., E243 [27FE]
      Newton, Ron, E891 [25MY]
      Shepherd, Joseph, E889 [25MY]
      Silvers, Mark, E1327 [25JY]
      Veilleux, Laurent, E121 [2FE]
      Wheeler, Keith, E672 [26AP]