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



MIKULSKI, BARBARA A. (a Senator from Maryland)

  Amendments
      Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), S3999 [12JN], 
        S4240 [18JN]
      Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal 
        departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, 
        and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8508 [28DE]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 3254), S6948 [27NO], S7041, S7042, S7046, 
        S7056, S7072, S7086 [28NO], S7217, S7218, S7219, S7224, S7234, 
        S7236, S7237, S7247 [29NO], S7294, S7295, S7296 [30NO], S7329, 
        S7359 [3DE]
      Postal Service: improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), 
        S2425, S2426 [17AP], S2511 [18AP], S2547, S2554 [19AP], S2603 
        [23AP], S2637 [24AP], S2683, S2684 [25AP]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (S. 2204), S2036 [26MR]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S615, S655 [14FE]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5741, S5787 [31JY]
  Appointments
      Acting President pro tempore, S6709 [2NO]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abdnor, James: tribute (see S. Res. 475), S3631 [24MY]
      Age Discrimination in Employment Act: clarify appropriate 
        standard of proof for Federal antiretaliation and 
        antidiscrimination claims (see S. 2189), S4774 [29JN]
      American Diabetes Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 
        600), S6894 [26NO]
      American Red Cross: tribute to women who served in Clubmobiles 
        during World War II (see S. Res. 471), S3516 [23MY]
      Animal Welfare Act: provide further protection for puppies (see 
        S. 707), S75 [24JA]
      Animals: prohibit conducting of invasive research on great apes 
        (see S. 810), S6340 [13SE]
      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 S. 2112), S2031 [26MR]
      ------commend, make permanent, oppose proposals to diminish 
        national security role of, and recognize the National Guard as 
        the foundation of the Operational Reserve (see S. Con. Res. 
        48), S4789 [9JY]
      ------improve and enhance prevention and response to sexual 
        assaults and sexual harassment (see S. 3647), S7402 [4DE]
      ------limit authority to detain U.S. citizens under 
        authorizations for use of military force (see S. 2003), S43 
        [23JA]
      ------modify per-fiscal year calculation of days of certain 
        active duty or service used to reduce minimum age at which 
        Reserve component members may retire for non-regular service 
        (see S. 866), S4204 [14JN]
      ------provide flexible spending accounts for military families 
        (see S. 387), S4204 [14JN]
      ------provide for certain requirements relative to retirement, 
        adoption, care, and recognition of military working dogs (see 
        S. 2134), S4369 [20JN]
      ------strengthen enforcement and clarify and conform certain 
        provisions of law relative to employment and reemployment 
        rights of members (see S. 3322), S4368 [20JN]
      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]
      Bankruptcy: improve protections for employees and retirees in 
        business bankruptcies (see S. 3381), S5382 [25JY]
      Best Buddies International, Inc.: provide assistance to support 
        expansion and development of mentoring programs (see S. 1086), 
        S1541 [8MR]
      Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 387), S1195 [1MR]
      Business and industry: list employers that relocate call centers 
        overseas, make such companies ineligible for Federal grants 
        and loans, and require call center employees to disclose their 
        physical location (see S. 3402), S6341 [13SE]
      CFTC: take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in 
        energy markets (see S. 2222), S2002 [22MR]
      Chemicals: ensure that risks from chemicals are adequately 
        understood and managed (see S. 847), S6546 [20SE]
      Chesapeake Bay: reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 
        Initiative and improve Dept. of Agriculture assistance to 
        farmers and foresters within the watershed and to States with 
        water quality programs (see S. 2294), S2496 [18AP]
      Civil rights: restore effective use of group actions for claims 
        arising under antidiscrimination laws (see S. 3317), S4368 
        [20JN]
      Civil War--U.S.: anniversary of Maryland Campaign (see S. Res. 
        560), S6454 [19SE]
      Colleges and universities: add disclosure requirements to the 
        institution financial aid offer form and make such form 
        mandatory (see S. 3244), S3631 [24MY]
      ------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]
      Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's 
        History Museum: establish (see S. 3567), S6454 [19SE]
      Computers: provide authority to monitor and defend against cyber 
        threats and improve sharing of cybersecurity information (see 
        S. 2102), S567 [13FE]
      Congress: prohibit securities and commodities trading based on 
        nonpublic information relating to Congress and require 
        additional reporting of securities transactions by Members and 
        employees (see S. 1903), S133 [26JA]
      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]
      ------prevent, promote awareness of, and educate the public on 
        mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting senior 
        citizens (see S. 465), S7744 [11DE]
      ------prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture (see S. 
        1947), S133 [26JA]
      Cyprus: respect sovereignty and urge Turkey to end illegal 
        colonization, occupation, and interference with energy 
        resources (see S. Con. Res. 47), S5980 [2AU]
      Dept. of Defense: develop a strategy to promote the security of 
        Afghan women and girls during the security transition process 
        (see S. 3646), S7040 [28NO]
      ------ensure sufficient sizing of civilian and contract services 
        workforces (see S. 3617), S6625 [21SE]
      ------limit increases in certain costs of health care services 
        under departmental health care programs (see S. 3203), S5085 
        [17JY]
      ------provide benefits under the Post-Deployment/Mobilization 
        Respite Absence program for days of non-participation due to 
        Government error (see S. 2060), S4239 [18JN]
      Dept. of Education: establish Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institutes 
        for Sport and Social Impact (see S. 1086), S1541 [8MR]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (see S. 2343), S2929 [7MY]
      ------make grants to eligible local educational agencies to 
        reduce the student-to-school nurse ratio in elementary and 
        secondary schools and kindergarten (see S. 2047), S3175 [15MY]
      Dept. of HHS: authorize a national toll-free hotline and website 
        to provide child care consumer education information to help 
        parents access child care under the Child Care and Development 
        Block Grant Program (see S. 2135), S1088 [28FE]
      ------provide preferences for certain services, designate an 
        Administration on Aging individual responsible for support, 
        and provide transportation services for holocaust survivors 
        (see S. 3358), S4724 [28JN]
      ------provide States with incentives to require elementary and 
        secondary schools to maintain, and permit school personnel to 
        administer, epinephrine (see S. 1884), S1148 [29FE]
      ------revise and extend the program for viral hepatitis 
        surveillance, education, and testing to prevent deaths from 
        liver cancer (see S. 1809), S2928 [7MY]
      Dept. of Justice: extend authorization of Bulletproof Vest 
        Partnership (see S. 2554), S2922 [7MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: deem certain service in Reserve 
        components as active service for purpose of certain 
        administered laws (see S. 491), S2824 [26AP]
      ------improve assistance provided to women veterans, facilitate 
        research on long-term reproductive health of veterans, and 
        modify child care assistance for certain veterans (see S. 
        3313), S5382 [25JY]
      ------protect the phrases GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill from 
        inappropriate or misleading marketing by entities targeting 
        veterans (see S. 3318), S4368 [20JN]
      ------provide educational counseling to individuals eligible for 
        educational assistance before receipt of such assistance (see 
        S. 2206), S1847 [20MR]
      Diseases: provide for scientific frameworks relative to 
        recalcitrant cancers (see S. 3560), S6454 [19SE]
      ------support goal of preventing and effectively treating 
        Alzheimer's disease by a certain date and other goals of the 
        National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease draft (see S. 
        Res. 434), S2655 [24AP]
      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]
      EPA: partially waive the renewable fuel standard when corn 
        inventories are low (see S. 3428), S5382 [25JY]
      Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and 
        impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to 
        European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating 
        terrorist attack in Burgas (see S. Res. 613), S7744 [11DE]
      Fair Labor Standards Act: amend certain exemptions for direct 
        care workers and improve systems for collection and reporting 
        of data on the direct care workforce (see S. 1273), S1577 
        [12MR]
      FDA: ensure a clear and effective pathway that will encourage 
        innovative products to benefit patients and improve public 
        health (see S. 2113), S2086 [27MR]
      Federal agencies and departments: treat relevant military 
        training as sufficient to satisfy training or certification 
        requirements for Federal licenses (see S. 2239), S4460 [25JN]
      Federal employees: provide certain benefits to domestic partners 
        (see S. 1910), S2245 [29MR]
      Firearms: establish background check procedures for gun shows 
        (see S. 35), S8203 [19DE]
      ------prohibit transfer or possession of large capacity 
        ammunition feeding devices (see S. 32), S8203 [19DE]
      Foreign policy: codify U.S. Action Plan on Women, Peace, and 
        Security to promote inclusion of women in conflict resolution 
        efforts and peacebuilding institutions (see S. 3477), S6341 
        [13SE]
      Gettysburg National Military Park: revise boundaries to include 
        the Gettysburg Train Station (see S. 1897), S7459 [5DE]
      Global Youth Service Days: designate (see S. Res. 421), S2393 
        [17AP]
      Gross, Alan P.: call for immediate and unconditional release 
        from detention in Cuba and urge for provision of appropriate 
        medical treatment (see S. Res. 609), S7459 [5DE]
      Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.: 
        anniversary (see S. Res. 448), S6065 [10SE]
      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), S42 [23JA]
      Health: expand and support strong home care workforce and make 
        long-term services and supports affordable and accessible for 
        seniors and individuals with disabilities (see S. Res. 453), 
        S6548 [20SE]
      Hispanic Heritage Month: observance (see S. Res. 582), S6626 
        [21SE]
      History: commemorate anniversary of the War of 1812 and the 
        ``Star-Spangled Banner'', celebrate heroism of those involved 
        in the conflict, and recognize organizers of commemorative 
        events (see S. Res. 388), S1195 [1MR]
      Human rights: prevent human trafficking in Government 
        contracting (see S. 2234), S5085 [17JY]
      Immigration: allow U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents 
        to sponsor their permanent partners for U.S. residence (see S. 
        821), S2393 [17AP]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see S. Res. 624), S8138 [18DE]
      Insurance: restore rights for claimants under Holocaust-era 
        insurance policies (see S. 466), S4725 [28JN]
      International AIDS Conference: support and encourage global HIV/
        AIDS research, prevention, and treatment programs (see S. Res. 
        532), S5487 [26JY]
      International Chemistry Olympiad: commend participants and hosts 
        and encourage pursuit of careers in science, technology, 
        engineering, and mathematics (see S. Res. 491), S3977 [12JN]
      International Olympic Committee: recognize a moment of silence 
        at 2012 Olympic opening ceremonies to honor those who lost 
        their lives at 1972 Munich Olympics (see S. Res. 504), S4460 
        [25JN]
      Iran: call on U.N. to take concerted actions against Iran for 
        statements calling for the destruction of Israel (see S. Res. 
        574), S8139 [18DE]
      ------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), S850 [16FE]
      ------support freedom and civil liberties, and free and fair 
        elections, condemn human rights violations, and lift 
        restrictions on freedoms of assembly, association, and 
        expression (see S. Res. 386), S1194 [1MR]
      Israel: commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with 
        secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza 
        by Hamas (see S. Res. 599), S6855 [15NO]
      ------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), S2394 [17AP]
      Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: develop a strategy for 
        assisting stateless children (see S. 416), S132 [26JA]
      Land-Grant College Act: anniversary (see S. Res. 502), S4368 
        [20JN]
      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]
      Loyola University Maryland: tribute to men's lacrosse team (see 
        S. Res. 514), S4725 [28JN]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see S. 1935), S1734 [15MR]
      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), S208 [31JA]
      Medicare: extended coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for 
        kidney transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions 
        (see S. 1454), S4239 [18JN]
      Minimum wage: increase, and index future increases to the 
        consumer price index (see S. 3453), S5487 [26JY]
      National Airborne Day: designate (see S. Res. 527), S5304 [24JY]
      National Baseball Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see S. 2036), S4369 [20JN]
      National Estuaries Day: designate (see S. Res. 566), S6454 
        [19SE]
      National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 
        553), S6271 [12SE]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 579), S6626 [21SE]
      National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering: 
        anniversary (see S. Res. 499), S4299 [19JN]
      National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: support goals and 
        ideals (see S. Res. 537), S5871 [1AU]
      National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day: designate 
        (see S. Res. 455), S3087 [10MY]
      National Wildlife Refuge Week: designate (see S. Res. 580), 
        S6626 [21SE]
      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]
      NLRB: modify the definition of ``supervisor'' relative to rights 
        to collective bargaining and labor union membership (see S. 
        2168), S3516 [23MY]
      Older Americans Act: reauthorize and improve (see S. 3562), 
        S6454 [19SE]
      Parks, Rosa: tribute (see S. Res. 618), S8042 [13DE]
      Peace Officers Memorial Day: observance (see S. Res. 456), S3087 
        [10MY]
      Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.: ensure maximum pension benefits 
        for certain pilots forced to retire at age 60 by FAA 
        regulations (see S. 998), S7303 [30NO]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see S. 2219), S2031 [26MR] (see S. 3369), S4893 
        [11JY]
      ------regulate political outreach through automated prerecorded 
        phone messages (see S. 1355), S43 [23JA]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (see S. 2204), S2031 [26MR]
      Professional Social Work Month: support goals and ideals (see S. 
        Res. 400), S1848 [20MR]
      Ride, Sally K.: tribute (see S. Res. 547), S5978 [2AU]
      Rudman, Warren: tribute (see S. Res. 604), S7215 [29NO]
      Russia: disapprove law ending inter-country adoptions of Russian 
        children by U.S. citizens, urge reconsideration of the law, 
        and prioritize processing of adoptions of children matched 
        before enactment (see S. Res. 628), S8589 [31DE]
      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), S1459 [7MR]
      Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act: reauthorize (see S. 
        1086), S1541 [8MR]
      Specter, Arlen: tribute (see S. Res. 612), S7703 [10DE]
      Taxation: allow credit for amounts paid by a spouse of an Armed 
        Forces member for a new State license or certification 
        required due to permanent change in duty station of such 
        member to another State (see S. 697), S4204 [14JN]
      ------allow taxpayers to designate overpayments of tax as 
        contributions to the homeless veterans assistance fund (see S. 
        1806), S4460 [25JN]
      ------establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability 
        expenses of family members with disabilities (see S. 1872), 
        S6063 [10SE]
      ------expand the tip tax credit to employers of cosmetologists 
        and promote tax compliance in the cosmetology sector (see S. 
        974), S4773 [29JN]
      ------extend certain Creating Small Business Jobs Act provisions 
        (see S. 2050), S2928 [7MY]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided 
        health coverage to certain employee designated beneficiaries 
        (see S. 1171), S6063 [10SE]
      ------extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans 
        (see S. 3536), S6270 [12SE]
      ------extend time period for contributing military death 
        gratuities to Roth IRAs and Coverdell education savings 
        accounts (see S. 3234), S3630 [24MY]
      ------make permanent the expansion of certain tax benefits for 
        adoption (see S. 3616), S7215 [29NO]
      ------provide a credit for eldercare expenses (see S. 3226), 
        S3516 [23MY]
      ------provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and 
        business activity back to the U.S. (see S. 3364), S5048 [16JY]
      Travel and tourism: stimulate international tourism by reforming 
        the visa process, encouraging Canadian and Chinese tourism to 
        the U.S., and updating the visa waiver program (see S. 2233), 
        S2030 [26MR] (see S. 3199), S3280 [17MY]
      Twain, Mark: mint commemorative coins (see S. 1929), S5047 
        [16JY]
      U.S. Intelligence Professionals Day: designate (see S.J. Res. 
        47), S4893 [11JY]
      Veterans: improve protection and enforcement of employment and 
        reemployment rights of members of the uniformed services (see 
        S. 3236), S4239 [18JN]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see S. 1925), S164 
        [30JA]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 1591), 
        S2497 [18AP]
      Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: designate (see S. 2255), 
        S2825 [26AP]
      Wildlife: prohibit import, export, transportation, sale, 
        receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign 
        commerce of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species 
        (see S. 1324), S6341 [13SE]
      Women: ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for workers 
        whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by 
        pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition (see S. 
        3565), S6454 [19SE]
      ------remove deadline for ratification of constitutional 
        amendment to ensure equal rights (see S.J. Res. 39), S2001 
        [22MR]
      World Malaria Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 429), 
        S2929 [7MY]
      World Social Work Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 
        400), S1848 [20MR]
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 
        Civil Air Patrol (see S. 418), S42 [23JA]
      Year of the Girl: designate (see S. Res. 310), S389 [7FE]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see S. 3220), S3422 [22MY]
      Dept. of HHS: expedite research and drug development to combat 
        the most deadly and costly chronic diseases (see S. 2069), 
        S323 [2FE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: modify requirements for the visa 
        waiver program (see S. 2046), S208 [31JA]
      Medicare: allow chiropractors to provide items and services 
        through private contracts (see S. 2304), S2545 [19AP]
      National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month: designate (see S. Res. 
        510), S4637 [26JN]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see S. Res. 515), S4725 [28JN]
      Science, Depts. of Justice and Commerce, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (see S. 2323), S2545 [19AP]
      Taxation: rename the section of the Internal Revenue Code known 
        as the spousal individual retirement account as the Kay Bailey 
        Hutchison Spousal IRA (see S. 3667), S7702 [10DE]
  Bills and resolutions relative to
      Committee on Appropriations (Senate): designate Chairman (see S. 
        Res. 627), S8302 [20DE]
  Cloture motions
      Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), motion to 
        proceed, S3714 [5JN], S3807 [7JN]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (S. 3220), motion to proceed, S3612 
        [24MY], S3713 [5JN]
      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), S6259, S6260 [12SE]
      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), House amendment, 
        S4410 [21JN], S4449 [25JN]
      FDIC: temporarily extend the Transaction Account Guarantee 
        Program (S. 3637), motion to proceed, S7664 [6DE], S7723 
        [11DE]
      FEMA: restore financial solvency of the National Flood Insurance 
        Fund (S. 1940), motion to proceed, S4313 [20JN], S4400 [21JN]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S686 [15FE], S886 [17FE]
      Russell, George L., III: nomination to be district judge, S1570 
        [12MR]
      Shipp, Michael A.: nomination to be district judge, S5202 [19JY]
      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), S4884, S4885 [11JY], S4938 [12JY]
      ------provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and 
        business activity back to the U.S. (S. 3364), motion to 
        proceed, S5072 [17JY], S5189 [19JY]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5724 [31JY], S5919 
        [2AU]
      ------enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), motion to proceed, 
        S5357 [25JY], S5450 [26JY], S6784 [14NO]
  Letters
      Paycheck Fairness Act: William T. Robinson III, ABA, S3699 [5JN]
      21st Century Postal Service Act: by, S1995 [22MR]
  Motions
      Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal 
        departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, 
        and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8341, S8342 
        [21DE]
  Remarks
      Agriculture: extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster 
        assistance programs, S8483 [28DE]
      Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal 
        departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, 
        and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8059 [17DE], 
        S8130 [18DE], S8163, S8187, S8188 [19DE], S8341 [21DE], S8429, 
        S8430, S8434, S8441, S8442 [27DE], S8462, S8463, S8464, S8465, 
        S8467, S8468, S8469, S8471, S8472, S8477, S8479, S8481, S8483, 
        S8485 [28DE]
      ------prohibit use of emergency spending for persons having 
        serious delinquent tax debts or for deceased individuals, 
        S8434 [27DE]
      Baltimore, MD: anniversary of Holy Rosary Church, S7456 
        [5DE]
      Budget: impact of sequestration, S8566 [31DE]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: anniversary of deaths of John M. 
        Gibson and Jacob J. Chestnut, S5298 [24JY]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (S. 3220), motion to proceed, S3697, 
        S3699, S3700, S3704, S3706, S3707, S3708, S3714 [5JN]
      Corps of Engineers: require congressional authorization of flood 
        and storm damage risk reduction projects, S8441 [27DE], S8468 
        [28DE]
      Crime: increase penalties for counterfeit drug trafficking, 
        S3566 [24MY]
      Cuba: call for release of political prisoners, S5853 [1AU], 
        S7301 [30NO]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Emergency Forest Restoration Program 
        funding, S8477 [28DE]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (S. 2343), motion to proceed, S3031 
        [9MY]
      Dept. of HHS: ensure religious conscience protections relative 
        to insurance coverage of certain women's preventive health 
        services, S374 [7FE]
      ------expedite research and drug development to combat the most 
        deadly and costly chronic diseases (S. 2069), S324 [2FE]
      ------Prevention and Public Health Fund funding, S3031 [9MY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: modify requirements for the visa 
        waiver program (S. 2046), S256 [1FE]
      Dept. of State: transfer previously appropriated funds to 
        increase security at U.S. embassies, S8442 [27DE]
      Dept. of Transportation: establish national safety standards for 
        transit agencies operating heavy rail on fixed guideway, S665 
        [15FE]
      Depts. of Transportation and HUD: require notification of 
        Committee on Appropriations (House) and Committee on 
        Appropriations (Senate) and the public of projects selected 
        for certain grants, S8441 [27DE]
      Economy: avert ``fiscal cliff'' economic crisis through 
        bipartisan agreement on taxes and spending, S7012 [28NO], 
        S8566, S8567 [31DE]
      ------provide incentives for the creation of jobs and extend and 
        reform certain tax provisions and Federal programs (H.R. 
        3630), conference report, S890 [17FE]
      Egypt: condemn attack on U.S. Embassy and express support for 
        personnel and staff, S6245 [12SE]
      Employment: importance of manufacturing jobs, S8011 [13DE]
      Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.: anniversary, S6263 
        [12SE]
      EPA: provide additional time to issue achievable standards for 
        industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process 
        heaters, and incinerators, S1511 [8MR]
      FAA: authorize appropriations to streamline programs, create 
        efficiencies, reduce waste, improve aviation safety and 
        capacity, and provide stable funding for the national aviation 
        system (H.R. 658), conference report, S383 [7FE]
      FDA: ensure continued research and development of drugs and 
        medical devices for use in children, S3565 [24MY]
      ------improve capacity to prevent drug shortages, S3488 [23MY]
      ------provide incentives for the development of qualified 
        infectious disease products, S4624 [26JN]
      ------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), S3488 [23MY], S3557, 
        S3565 [24MY]
      ------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), House amendment, 
        S4435 [25JN], S4624 [26JN]
      ------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), motion to proceed, 
        S3296 [21MY]
      Federal agencies and departments: require merit-based and 
        competitive awards of disaster recovery contracts, S8441 
        [27DE]
      FEMA: clarify process for Federal reimbursement of State and 
        local emergency response activities, S8430 [27DE]
      ------ensure that Federal disaster assistance is available for 
        the most severe disasters, S8187, S8188 [19DE], S8441 [27DE]
      ------prohibit emergency Federal disaster assistance for 
        commercial fisheries, S8187, S8188 [19DE], S8434, S8442 
        [27DE], S8465 [28DE]
      Firearms: gun control, S8059 [17DE]
      Forest Service: wildland fire management funding, S8430 [27DE], 
        S8464 [28DE]
      Grimm, Paul W.: nomination to be district judge, S7335 [3DE]
      Gulf of Mexico: restore resources, ecosystems, fisheries, 
        habitats, and wetlands of Gulf Coast States, and create jobs 
        and revive economy of communities affected by Deepwater 
        Horizon oil spill (H.R. 4348), conference report, S4758 [29JN]
      Hurricanes: making supplemental appropriations for recovery from 
        damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, S8059 [17DE], S8163, S8187, 
        S8188 [19DE], S8341 [21DE], S8429, S8430, S8434, S8441, S8442 
        [27DE], S8462, S8463, S8465, S8467, S8468, S8469, S8471, 
        S8472, S8477, S8479, S8481, S8483, S8485 [28DE]
      ------supplemental appropriations for recovery from damage 
        caused by Hurricane Sandy through reductions in foreign aid 
        funding, S8471 [28DE]
      Kennedy, John F.: anniversary of space flight speech, S6245 
        [12SE]
      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, S6245 [12SE]
      Medicare: reform sustainable growth rate payment system for 
        physicians, S890 [17FE]
      National Mediation Board: modify rules protecting rights of 
        workers to organize and negotiate labor terms, S383 [7FE]
      Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 
        express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel 
        and first responders who responded to shootings, S8059 [17DE], 
        S8442 [27DE]
      Palau: approve agreement between the U.S. and Palau in response 
        to Super Typhoon Bopha, S8463 [28DE]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact, S5694 [31JY]
      ------impact of implementation on health care, coverage, costs, 
        and accessibility, S4703 [28JN]
      ------protect rights of conscience relative to requirements for 
        coverage of specific items and services, S1126, S1128 [29FE]
      ------Supreme Court decision on constitutionality, S4703 [28JN]
      Pharmaceuticals: allow importation of prescription drugs from 
        Canada, S3557 [24MY]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (S. 3369), motion to proceed, S4999 [16JY]
      Postal Service: contract with an independent organization to 
        conduct a study on community impact of closure or 
        consolidation of postal facilities, S2466 [18AP]
      ------create a moratorium on the closure of rural post offices 
        and ensure future closures meet certain conditions, S2465 
        [18AP]
      ------improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2465 [18AP], 
        S2645 [24AP]
      ------improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), motion to 
        proceed, S1995 [22MR]
      ------prohibit closure, consolidation, or reduction in workforce 
        of certain postal facilities that have received a positive 
        efficiency review, S2645 [24AP]
      ------prohibit closure or consolidation of processing and 
        distribution center in Easton, MD, S2466 [18AP]
      ------require certification by State Governor that closure or 
        consolidation of postal facilities will not harm community or 
        disrupt commerce, S2466 [18AP]
      ------require maintenance of expected delivery time for 
        protected mail items, S2466 [18AP]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, S7335 [3DE]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S664 [15FE], S1126, S1128 [29FE], 
        S1511 [8MR]
      ------extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier 
        safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs 
        pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4348), 
        conference report, S4758 [29JN]
      Russell, George L., III: nomination to be district judge, S3121 
        [14MY]
      Senate: appreciation for tributes, S1906 [21MR]
      ------appreciation of opportunity to serve, S1906 [21MR], S8249 
        [20DE]
      ------legislative program, S8427 [27DE]
      Space policy: tribute to historical and recent accomplishments 
        of the U.S. space program, S6245 [12SE]
      Sparrows Point, MD: closure of steel mill, S8011 [13DE]
      Taxation: prevent professional service income from being 
        mischaracterized as S corporation income to avoid paying 
        payroll taxes, S3031 [9MY]
      ------provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and 
        business activity back to the U.S. (S. 3364), motion to 
        proceed, S5130 [18JY]
      ------reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum 
        effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (S. 2230), motion 
        to proceed, S2298 [16AP]
      ------rename the section of the Internal Revenue Code known as 
        the spousal individual retirement account as the Kay Bailey 
        Hutchison Spousal IRA (S. 3667), S7703 [10DE]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5193, S5195 [19JY], 
        S5694, S5705 [31JY], S5817 [1AU]
      ------enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), motion to proceed, 
        S6779 [14NO]
      United Way: anniversary, S4820 [10JY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (S. 1925), S1704 [15MR], 
        S2751 [26AP]
      Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: funding, S665 
        [15FE]
      Women: health care for women, S374 [7FE], S5694 [31JY]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Tribute, H7364 [20DE], E405 [21MR]
  Remarks in Senate relative to
      Committee on Appropriations (Senate): designate Chairman (S. 
        Res. 627), S8320 [20DE]
      Tribute, S1685 [15MR], S1896-S1918, S1945, S1946 [21MR], S1994, 
        S1995 [22MR], S2028 [26MR], S2077, S2078 [27MR], S2163, S2164 
        [28MR], S2206, S2226-S2229 [29MR], S2323 [16AP], S8164 [19DE], 
        S8343 [21DE], S8478 [28DE]
  Reports filed
      Science, Depts. of Justice and Commerce, and Related Agencies 
        Appropriations: Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (S. 2323) 
        (S. Rept. 112-158), S2545 [19AP]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 627, Committee on Appropriations (Senate) Chairman 
        designation, S8305, S8320 [20DE]
  Tributes
      Akaka, Senator, S7787 [12DE]
      Baucus, Senator, S8163 [19DE]
      Bingaman, Senator, S7787 [12DE]
      Brown, Senator Scott P., S7788 [12DE]
      Collins, Senator, S4937 [12JY]
      Conrad, Senator, S7787 [12DE]
      Hutchison, Senator, S7762 [12DE]
      Inouye, Daniel K., S8105 [18DE], S8249 [20DE], S8342 [21DE]
      Kohl, Senator, S7787 [12DE]
      Kyl, Senator, S7787 [12DE]
      Lieberman, Senator, S7788 [12DE]
      Lugar, Senator, S7787 [12DE]
      Nelson, Senator Ben, S7787 [12DE]
      Ride, Sally K., S5278 [24JY]
      Snowe, Senator, S7762-S7764 [12DE], S8010 [13DE]
      Via, Dennis, S6892 [26NO]
      Webb, Senator, S5705 [31JY], S7788 [12DE]