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



MILLER, GEORGE (a Representative from California)

  Amendments
      Government regulations: prohibit agencies from taking any 
        significant regulatory action until the unemployment rate is 
        equal to or less than a certain level (H.R. 4078), H5275 
        [25JY]
  Articles and editorials
      How Bernanke Can Get Banks Lending Again, Alan S. Blinder, Wall 
        Street Journal, E1323 [25JY]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the 
        housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), 
        H1210 [6MR]
      Animals: designate the North American bison as the national 
        mammal of the U.S. (see H.R. 6304), H6369 [14NO]
      Armed Forces: add a definition of spouse for purposes of 
        military personnel policies and military and veterans benefits 
        that recognize new State definitions of spouse (see H.R. 
        6046), H4828 [11JY]
      Army: close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
        Cooperation (see H.R. 3368), H1367 [16MR]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 
        621), H2330 [7MY]
      Aviation: ensure certain flight, duty, and rest requirements 
        apply to all-cargo air operations (see H.R. 4350), H2289 
        [27AP]
      Bankruptcy: improve protections for employees and retirees in 
        business bankruptcies (see H.R. 6117), H4862 [12JY]
      Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area: designate 
        (see H.R. 5545), H3977 [21JN]
      Boys & Girls Clubs of America: tribute (see H. Res. 774), H6397 
        [15NO]
      Brubeck, David W.: tribute (see H. Res. 831), H6806 [13DE]
      Cecil E. Bolt Post Office, Fowler, CA: designate (see H.R. 
        4389), H1976 [18AP]
      Civil rights: restore effective use of group actions for claims 
        arising under antidiscrimination laws (see H.R. 5978), H3914 
        [20JN]
      Commission To Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer: establish 
        (see H.R. 3067), H3404 [1JN]
      Corporations: constitutional amendment to exclude from rights 
        given to natural persons, prohibit corporate spending on 
        elections, and affirm power of Congress and States to regulate 
        corporations and elections (see H.J. Res. 90), H160 [24JA]
      Corps of Engineers: review policy guidelines on vegetation 
        management for levees (see H.R. 5831), H3161 [18MY]
      Credit: encourage mortgage loan modifications and suspending 
        foreclosures and evictions (see H.R. 4848), H2204 [26AP]
      ------exclude from consumer credit reports medical debt that has 
        been in collection and has been fully paid or settled (see 
        H.R. 2086), H1428 [20MR]
      Credit cards: establish a national usury rate for consumer 
        accounts under open end consumer credit plans (see H.R. 4084), 
        H943 [17FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: 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]
      ------Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding (see H. 
        Res. 760), H5707 [2AU]
      Dept. of Defense: ensure detainees on U.S. soil have access to 
        due process, the court system, and will not be detained 
        indefinitely by the military (see H.R. 4192), H1304 [8MR]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (see H.R. 4816), H2126 [25AP]
      Dept. of HHS: establish and implement a Pancreatic Cancer 
        Initiative (see H.R. 733), H440 [2FE]
      ------establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing 
        ratio requirements in hospitals (see H.R. 2187), H694 [9FE]
      ------provide guaranteed child care assistance for low-income 
        families (see H.R. 5188), H2271 [27AP]
      Dept. of Labor: establish the Small Business Liaison Pilot 
        Program (see H.R. 5975), H5010 [18JY]
      ------strengthen the U.S. workforce investment system through 
        innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, 
        training, and education programs (see H.R. 4227), H1427 [20MR]
      Dept. of the Interior: provide assistance to non-Federal 
        interests for levee stability improvements located within the 
        Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta related to certain water 
        deliveries (see H.R. 6484), H6273 [21SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify presumptions relating to 
        exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of 
        Vietnam (see H.R. 3612), H5131 [23JY]
      Discrimination: condemn discrimination, hate crimes, racism, 
        bigotry, bullying and brutal violence perpetrated against 
        Sikh-Americans, and all acts of vandalism against Sikh 
        Gurdwaras in the U.S. (see H. Res. 785), H6060 [14SE]
      Diseases: issue semipostal stamp to support Alzheimer's disease 
        research (see H. Res. 351), H3171 [25MY]
      Drugs: provide an affirmative defense for medical use of 
        marijuana in accordance with the laws of the States (see H.R. 
        6134), H4907 [17JY]
      Education: ensure students and taxpayers receive full value of 
        their education investments (see H.R. 6407), H6000 [13SE]
      Employment: permit employees to request, and ensure employers 
        consider requests, for flexible work terms and conditions (see 
        H.R. 4106), H1099 [29FE]
      FEC: reassert congressional authority to restrict spending by 
        corporations and labor organizations on campaigns for 
        elections for Federal office (see H.R. 6310), H5766 [10SE]
      Federal employees: allow conversion of temporary seasonal 
        wildland firefighters and other seasonal employees in Federal 
        land management agencies to permanent seasonal positions (see 
        H.R. 6306), H5766 [10SE]
      Financial institutions: establish fair and transparent practices 
        related to marketing and provision of overdraft coverage 
        programs at depository institutions (see H.R. 5691), H2716 
        [15MY]
      Firearms: require face to face purchases of ammunition, 
        licensing of ammunition dealers, and reporting regarding bulk 
        purchases of ammunition (see H.R. 6241), H5717 [3AU]
      Foreign aid: provide assistance for developing countries to 
        promote quality and universal basic education (see H.R. 2705), 
        H2072 [24AP]
      Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy 
        countries (see H.R. 4105), H1135 [1MR]
      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 H. Res. 759), 
        H5707 [2AU]
      Homeless Assistance Act: amend definition of ``homeless person'' 
        to include certain homeless children and youth (see H.R. 32), 
        H220 [31JA]
      Housing: extend protection of interests of tenants in the case 
        of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real 
        property and establish a right of action to enforce compliance 
        with such protections (see H.R. 3619), H3267 [30MY]
      Human rights: combat international violence against women and 
        girls (see H.R. 5905), H3660 [7JN]
      Immigration: cancel removal and adjust status of certain long-
        term resident alien students (see H.R. 1842), H5766 [10SE]
      ------provide for visas for certain advanced science, 
        technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates (see H.R. 
        6412), H6060 [14SE]
      Information technology: preserve and advance the 
        multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has 
        thrived (see H. Con. Res. 127), H3734 [18JN]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see H. Res. 837), H7360 [19DE]
      Intellectual property: deter unfair imports that infringe upon 
        intellectual property rights (see H.R. 3782), H77 [18JA]
      James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse, San Diego, 
        CA: designate (see H.R. 6166), H5130 [23JY]
      Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office, Mountain 
        View, CA: designate (see H.R. 6260), H5766 [10SE]
      Lions Clubs: mint coins in commemoration of centennial of 
        establishment (see H.R. 2139), H1210 [6MR]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 3187), H3267 [30MY]
      Medicare: provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment 
        education and conduct research to improve cancer symptom 
        management (see H.R. 3790), H6001 [13SE]
      Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 640), H2274 [27AP]
      National Apprenticeship Act: anniversary (see H. Res. 744), 
        H5327 [26JY]
      National parks and recreation areas: repeal certain laws 
        relative to carrying certain weapons in national parks (see 
        H.R. 4063), H901 [16FE]
      National Registered Apprenticeship Month: support goals and 
        ideals (see H. Res. 744), H5327 [26JY]
      Nelson `Mac' MacWilliams Post Office Building, Ramona, CA: 
        designate (see H.R. 4062), H901 [16FE]
      Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), 
        H1498 [21MR]
      NOAA: establish an expedited award process for grants to address 
        marine debris emergencies (see H.R. 6251), H5628 [1AU]
      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), H6234 [20SE]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see H.R. 4010), H692 [9FE]
      ------reform system of public financing of Presidential 
        elections, create similar system for congressional elections, 
        and strengthen rules on political action committees (see H.R. 
        6448), H6623 [4DE]
      ------reform the financing of congressional elections by 
        encouraging grassroots participation in the funding of 
        campaigns (see H.R. 6426), H6060 [14SE]
      Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building, Simi Valley, 
        CA: designate (see H.R. 6587), H6623 [4DE]
      Private First Class Victor A. Dew Post Office, Roseville, CA: 
        designate (see H.R. 3892), H440 [2FE]
      Pro Football Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 4104), H3733 [18JN]
      Real estate: require holder of subordinate lien on property that 
        secures a federally related mortgage loan, upon a request by 
        the homeowner for a short sale, to make a timely decision 
        whether to allow the sale (see H.R. 6153), H5077 [19JY]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see H. Res. 689), H3977 [21JN]
      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]
      San Francisco, CA: mint coins in commemoration of the centennial 
        of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the Panama 
        Canal (see H.R. 6331), H6001 [13SE]
      Schools: end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual 
        orientation or gender identity in public schools (see H.R. 
        998), H6061 [14SE]
      SEC: require disclosure of the total number of a company's 
        domestic and foreign employees (see H.R. 3875), H476 [3FE]
      Social Security: 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: prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 
        horseracing (see H.R. 1733), H3481 [5JN]
      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), H1916 [17AP]
      Taxation: encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign 
        outsourcing (see H.R. 5542), H5079 [19JY]
      ------extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief 
        for families making less than a certain annual income and 
        provide alternative minimum tax relief (see H.R. 15), H5330 
        [30JY]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of 
        qualified principal residence indebtedness (see H.R. 4202), 
        H1572 [26MR]
      ------make permanent and expand the temporary minimum credit 
        rate for the low-income housing tax credit program (see H.R. 
        3661), H5631 [1AU]
      ------reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum 
        effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (see H.R. 3903), 
        H1916 [17AP]
      Tibet: support people, call on China to allow free practice of 
        religion and release political prisoners, and congratulate 
        Tibetans living in exile for holding democratic elections (see 
        H. Res. 609), H1805 [29MR]
      Twain, Mark: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 2453), H641 
        [8FE]
      Udall, Stewart L.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see H.R. 6494), H6274 [21SE]
      Voting: modernize voter registration, promote access to voting 
        for disabled individuals, and protect the right to vote (see 
        H.R. 5799), H3102 [17MY]
      ------require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot (see H.R. 
        5816), H3103 [17MY]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3001), H441 [2FE]
      Water for the Poor Act: enhance implementation (see H.R. 3658), 
        H1498 [21MR]
      Whistleblowing: streamline administration of whistleblower 
        protections for private sector employees (see H.R. 6409), 
        H6000 [13SE]
      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), H6344 [13NO]
      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 
        H.R. 5647), H2443 [8MY]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      California: expand the Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program 
        (see H.R. 3910), H512 [6FE]
      Colleges and universities: increase transparency and reduce 
        students' burdens related to transferring credits between 
        institutions of higher education (see H.R. 6135), H4907 [17JY]
      Minimum wage: provide for increases consistent with inflation 
        (see H.R. 6211), H5326 [26JY]
      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), H6397 [15NO]
  Constitutional authority statements
      California: expand the Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program 
        (H.R. 3910), H512 [6FE]
      Colleges and universities: increase transparency and reduce 
        students' burdens related to transferring credits between 
        institutions of higher education (H.R. 6135), H4907 [17JY]
      Minimum wage: provide for increases consistent with inflation 
        (H.R. 6211), H5327 [26JY]
      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 (H.R. 6591), H6397 [15NO]
  Letters
      Budget cuts impact on young children: several Representatives-
        elect, E1904 [11DE]
      Dept. of Energy nuclear weapons laboratories and production 
        facilities safety: Peter S. Winokur, Defense Nuclear 
        Facilities Safety Board, H2834-H2836 [17MY]
      ------Terry O'Sullivan, Laborers International Union of North 
        America, H2836 [17MY]
      Interest Rate Reduction Act elimination of Dept. of HHS 
        Prevention and Public Health Fund: Debbie I. Chang, Nemours 
        Foundation, H2240 [27AP]
      ------Debra L. Ness, National Partnership for Women & Families, 
        H2239 [27AP]
      ------L. Hunter Limbaugh, American Diabetes Association, 
        H2239 [27AP]
  Remarks
      American Samoa: delay increase in minimum wage, H4892 
        [17JY]
      Biddle, Mike: Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development 
        recipient, E1845 [29NO]
      Budget: impact of impending budget cuts on young children, 
        E1904 [11DE]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (H. Con. 
        Res. 112), H1687 [28MR], H1859 [17AP]
      Children and youth: protect students from inappropriate 
        seclusion and physical restraint in schools (H.R. 1381), H2453 
        [9MY]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (H.R. 1519), H3285 [31MY]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 4310), consideration (H. Res. 661), H2833 
        [17MY]
      Dept. of Education: allow States to regulate credit-hour and 
        clock-hour programs, H989 [28FE]
      ------establish State review process for student complaints on 
        institutions, H989 [28FE]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans, H4619 [29JN]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (H.R. 3826), H2118 [25AP]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (H.R. 4628), H2118 [25AP], H2230 [27AP]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (H.R. 4628), consideration (H. Res. 631), H2152 
        [26AP]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (H.R. 4816), H2340 [8MY]
      ------freeze interest rates on subsidized student loans, H1795 
        [29MR]
      ------prohibit from overreaching into academic affairs financial 
        aid program eligibility (H.R. 2117), H981, H987, H989 [28FE]
      ------prohibit from overreaching into academic affairs financial 
        aid program eligibility (H.R. 2117), motion to recommit, H995 
        [28FE]
      ------protect students from higher education costs and increased 
        student loan interest rates, H995 [28FE]
      Dept. of Energy: address safety at nuclear weapons laboratories 
        and production facilities, H2833 [17MY]
      Dept. of HHS: Prevention and Public Health Fund funding, H2230 
        [27AP]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: making appropriations (H.R. 5855), 
        consideration (H. Res. 667), H3285 [31MY]
      Dept. of Justice: prohibit funding to enforce certain 
        accessibility regulations for the disabled relative to pools 
        at public accommodations or provided by public entities, 
        E749 [9MY]
      Dept. of the Interior: issue commercial use authorizations to 
        commercial stock operators for operations in designated 
        wilderness within the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 
        (H.R. 4849), H2227 [27AP]
      ------limit authority to issue regulations before a certain date 
        under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (H.R. 
        3409), H6203 [20SE]
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations for military construction and veterans' 
        services (H.R. 5854), consideration (H. Res. 667), H3285 
        [31MY]
      Education: funding, H2120 [25AP]
      EEOC: prohibit funding to implement, administer, or enforce 
        final regulations on Disparate Impact and Reasonable Factors 
        Other Than Age under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 
        E748 [9MY]
      Employment: importance of manufacturing jobs and Make It in 
        America agenda, H2118, H2120 [25AP]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 5325), 
        consideration (H. Res. 667), H3285 [31MY]
      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, H452 [3FE]
      Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: improve (S. 3472), 
        H7451, H7453 [30DE]
      Firearms: gun control, H6856 [18DE]
      FRS: require an audit of the Board of Governors and Federal 
        Reserve banks (H.R. 459), E1322 [25JY]
      Government regulations: exempt OSHA from certain obstacles in 
        establishing safety regulations to prevent combustible dust 
        and fire explosions, H5275 [25JY]
      ------prohibit agencies from taking any significant regulatory 
        action until the unemployment rate is equal to or less than a 
        certain level (H.R. 4078), H5238, H5275 [25JY]
      Health: reduce health care and insurance costs through medical 
        malpractice tort reform (H.R. 5), H1457 [21MR]
      Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care 
        related provisions (H.R. 6079), H4801 [11JY]
      House of Representatives: tribute to departing Members, H6742, 
        H6750 [12DE]
      House Rules: allow consideration of motions to suspend rules and 
        consider certain legislation (H. Res. 631), H2152 [26AP]
      ------same-day consideration of resolutions allowing 
        consideration of certain legislation (H. Res. 643), H2340 
        [8MY]
      Immigration: provide for visas for certain advanced science, 
        technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates (H.R. 6412), 
        H6190 [20SE]
      ------provide for visas for certain advanced science, 
        technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates and 
        eliminate the diversity immigrant program (H.R. 6429), H6190 
        [20SE]
      Intelligence services: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 5743), 
        consideration (H. Res. 667), H3285 [31MY]
      Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act: funding, 
        E749 [9MY]
      Labor unions: prohibit tally of absent votes as an active vote 
        against union representation, H452 [3FE]
      Medicare: reform, H1687 [28MR]
      Mental health: improve diagnosis and treatment of mental 
        illness, H6856 [18DE]
      Office of the Director of National Intelligence: allow elements 
        of the intelligence community to share cyber threat 
        intelligence with private-sector cybersecurity entities (H.R. 
        3523), consideration (H. Res. 631), H2152 [26AP]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal (H.R. 6079), 
        H4801 [11JY]
      ------repeal provisions providing for the Independent Payment 
        Advisory Board, H1457 [21MR]
      Public welfare programs: disapprove rule relative to waivers of 
        Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program work 
        requirements (H.J. Res. 118), H6180, H6183 [20SE]
      Richmond, CA: anniversary of Richmond Police Activities League, 
        E470 [28MR]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (H.R. 14), H1757 [29MR]
      ------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. 4281), 
        H1757 [29MR]
      ------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, H4619 [29JN]
      San Joaquin River: address certain water-related concerns (H.R. 
        1837), H1053 [29FE]
      ------address certain water-related concerns (H.R. 1837), 
        consideration (H. Res. 566), H1035, H1036 [29FE]
      Science, Depts. of Justice and Commerce, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 5326), E748 [9MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 5326), consideration (H. Res. 
        643), H2340 [8MY]
      Solano County, CA: inclusion in America's Promise Alliance ``100 
        Best Communities for Young People'' list, E1863 [3DE]
      St. Mary's College of California: anniversary, E1583 
        [21SE]
      Territories: improve administration of programs in the insular 
        areas (S. 2009), H4892 [17JY]
      Votes: correction, H5949 [13SE], E876 [18MY]
      ------position on missed, H4635 [29JN], H6418 
        [16NO], E75, E77 [25JA], E486 [29MR], 
        E864 [18MY], E1137 [26JN], E1244 
        [12JY], E1326 [25JY], E1501 [12SE], 
        E1754 [14NO], E2037 [2JA]
  Tributes
      Biggert, Representative, H6527 [29NO]
      Bogue, Gary, E1562 [19SE]
      de Mateo Smith, Rocio, E1579 [20SE]
      Eisenhardt, William, E299 [1MR]
      Friedman, Ruth, H7453 [30DE]
      Harris, Novelean (Mother), E106 [1FE]
      Hornbeck, Hulet, E196 [15FE]
      Johnson, Joseph L., E66 [24JA]
      Kondylis, Barbara, E1871 [4DE]
      O'Connor, Mary Alice, E1271 [18JY]
      Platts, Representative, H6527 [29NO]
      Reed, Charles B., E1927 [13DE]
      Shinn, William, E1906 [11DE]
      Sly, Larry, E411 [21MR]
      Stroh, Pat, E1604 [21SE]
      Travis, Will (Tray), E103 [1FE]
      Uilkema, Gayle, E401 [21MR]