[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER S. (a Representative from Connecticut)

  Amendments
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 4310), H3003 [17MY]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the 
        housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), 
        H3976 [21JN]
      Best Buddies International, Inc.: provide assistance to support 
        expansion and development of mentoring programs (see H.R. 
        2152), H2647 [10MY]
      Boys & Girls Clubs of America: tribute (see H. Res. 774), H6152 
        [19SE]
      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 H.R. 3596), H1391 [19MR]
      ------promote growth and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing 
        (see H.R. 5865), H5766 [10SE]
      Colleges and universities: add disclosure requirements to the 
        institution financial aid offer form and make such form 
        mandatory (see H.R. 6506), H6274 [21SE]
      Corporations: constitutional amendment to clarify application of 
        the words people, person, or citizen in the Constitution to 
        corporations, limited liability companies, or other corporate 
        entities (see H.J. Res. 88), H1210 [6MR]
      Dept. of Education: establish Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institutes 
        for Sport and Social Impact (see H.R. 2152), H2647 [10MY]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H476 [3FE]
      Dept. of HHS: collaborate with other departments on epilepsy 
        education and awareness programs (see H. Res. 298), H4776 
        [10JY]
      ------improve and enhance research and programs on childhood 
        cancer survivorship (see H.R. 3015), H3976 [21JN]
      ------increase number of permanent faculty in palliative care at 
        allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, 
        and other programs, and promote education in palliative care 
        and hospice (see H.R. 6155), H6280 [21SE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: accept additional documentation when 
        considering application for veterans status of an individual 
        who performed service in the merchant marines during World War 
        II (see H.R. 1288), H376 [1FE]
      ------modify requirements for the visa waiver program (see H.R. 
        3855), H218 [31JA]
      Dept. of Labor: strengthen the U.S. workforce investment system 
        through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, 
        employment, training, and education programs (see H.R. 4227), 
        H2813 [16MY]
      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), H1101 [29FE]
      Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for 
        lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not 
        occurring (see H.R. 927), H1543 [22MR]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: expand the definition of homeless 
        veteran for purposes of benefits (see H.R. 4287), H3734 [18JN]
      Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child 
        marriage (see H.R. 6087), H5712 [2AU]
      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), H6280 [21SE]
      Diseases: expand research and awareness activities relative to 
        scleroderma (see H.R. 1672), H441 [2FE]
      ------provide grants to better understand and reduce gestational 
        diabetes (see H.R. 2194), H3808 [19JN]
      Elections: constitutional amendment on contributions and 
        expenditures intended to affect elections (see H.J. Res. 86), 
        H1154 [5MR]
      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), H1847 [16AP]
      Federal employees: provide certain benefits to domestic partners 
        (see H.R. 3485), H3267 [30MY]
      Foreign aid: provide assistance for developing countries to 
        promote quality and universal basic education (see H.R. 2705), 
        H3481 [5JN]
      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 H.R. 6255), H5628 
        [1AU]
      Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy 
        countries (see H.R. 4105), H1154 [5MR]
      Georgia (country): support enhanced security, sovereignty, and 
        territorial integrity, U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic 
        Partnership, NATO membership, democratic reforms, and peaceful 
        resolution of conflict (see H. Res. 526), H2716 [15MY]
      Health: create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for 
        seriously ill patients (see H.R. 6157), H6280 [21SE]
      ------extend health information technology assistance 
        eligibility to behavioral health, mental health, and substance 
        abuse professionals and facilities (see H.R. 6043), H4686 
        [9JY]
      ------recognize importance of frontline health workers toward 
        accelerating progress on global health and saving lives of 
        women and children (see H. Res. 734), H6280 [21SE]
      ------support regenerative medicine through research funding and 
        commercial development and develop a regulatory environment 
        that enables rapid approval of safe and effective products 
        (see H.R. 1862), H2329 [7MY]
      Highlands Conservation Act: extend authorization (see H.R. 
        6513), H6275 [21SE]
      Human rights: combat international violence against women and 
        girls (see H.R. 5905), H3660 [7JN]
      Immigration: facilitate travel and investment in the U.S. by 
        reforming visa procedures for certain foreign nationals 
        investing in residential real estate (see H.R. 5741), H4864 
        [12JY]
      ------provide for visas for certain advanced science, 
        technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates (see H.R. 
        6412), H6318 [26OC]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see H. Res. 837), H7360 [19DE]
      International Olympic Committee: recognize a moment of silence 
        at future Olympic opening ceremonies to honor those who lost 
        their lives at 1972 Munich Olympics (see H. Res. 663), H3703 
        [12JN]
      Iran: clarify treatment of the interests of Iran in certain 
        assets (see H.R. 4070), H5202 [24JY]
      ------condemn persecution of Baha'is and continued violation of 
        the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions 
        for such violations, and call for release of religious 
        prisoners (see H. Res. 134), H3481 [5JN]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see H. Res. 
        568), H1367 [16MR]
      ------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), H5292 [25JY]
      Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome 
        anti-missile defense system (see H.R. 4229), H1847 [16AP]
      ------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), H2134 [25AP]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 3187), H1807 [29MR]
      Medicaid: cover physician services delivered by podiatric 
        physicians to ensure access by beneficiaries to appropriate 
        quality foot and ankle care (see H.R. 3364), H2647 [10MY]
      Medicare: count a period of outpatient observation in a hospital 
        toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for 
        coverage of skilled nursing facility services (see H.R. 1543), 
        H27 [17JA]
      ------extend Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and 
        increase payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital 
        program (see H.R. 5943), H4065 [26JN]
      ------improve access to, and increase utilization of, bone mass 
        measurement benefits (see H.R. 2020), H6279 [21SE]
      ------modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers (see 
        H.R. 2108), H1978 [18AP]
      ------study issues on access to intravenous immune globulin 
        (IVIG) for beneficiaries in all care settings and establish 
        demonstration project on benefits of coverage to administer 
        IVIG in the home (see H.R. 1845), H4907 [17JY]
      Mental health: protect minors from efforts by practitioners to 
        change their sexual orientation or gender identity or 
        expression (see H. Con. Res. 141), H6765 [12DE]
      Minimum wage: provide for increases consistent with inflation 
        (see H.R. 6211), H5326 [26JY]
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: expand, intensify, 
        and coordinate pulmonary hypertension research activities (see 
        H.R. 1810), H4907 [17JY]
      National Heritage Area Program: authorize (see H.R. 4099), H1543 
        [22MR]
      New York Giants (football team): tribute (see H. Res. 544), H640 
        [8FE]
      Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), 
        H1306 [8MR]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see H.R. 4010), H803 [15FE]
      Privacy: prohibit employers from requiring employees to provide 
        access to personal online accounts (see H.R. 5684), H4908 
        [17JY]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see H. Res. 689), H4158 [27JN]
      Renewable energy: provide support to develop career and 
        technical education programs of study and facilities (see H.R. 
        2207), H28 [17JA]
      Schools: address and take action to prevent bullying and 
        harassment of students (see H.R. 1648), H4907 [17JY]
      Social Security: revise medical criteria for evaluating 
        disability in a person with Huntington's disease and waive 
        Medicare waiting period for individuals disabled by 
        Huntington's disease (see H.R. 718), H2329 [7MY]
      ------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]
      Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act: reauthorize (see 
        H.R. 2152), H2647 [10MY]
      Sri Lanka: commend U.N. efforts to implement human rights 
        accountability, call for investigation of war crimes and other 
        human rights violations, and allow greater freedom of movement 
        (see H. Res. 177), H3268 [30MY]
      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), H2329 [7MY]
      Tariff: wrist watches (see H.R. 5750), H2713 [15MY]
      Taxation: allow a credit for qualified conservation 
        contributions which include national scenic trails (see H.R. 
        481), H966 [27FE]
      ------encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign 
        outsourcing (see H.R. 5542), H4686 [9JY]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided 
        health coverage to certain employee designated beneficiaries 
        (see H.R. 2088), H5860 [11SE]
      ------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), H2288 [27AP]
      ------limit extent to which States may tax compensation earned 
        by nonresident telecommuters (see H.R. 5615), H2443 [8MY]
      ------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), 
        H1847 [16AP]
      ------support and strengthen tax incentives for retirement 
        savings (see H. Con. Res. 101), H901 [16FE]
      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), H5712 [2AU]
      Veterans: issue a Victory for Veterans stamp (see H.R. 6121), 
        H4863 [12JY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4271), H1808 
        [29MR]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        3001), H1210 [6MR]
      Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: designate (see H. Res. 601), 
        H1848 [16AP]
      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), H2648 [10MY]
      ------remove deadline for ratification of constitutional 
        amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. Res. 47), H6152 
        [19SE]
      ------require mammography reports contain a breast density 
        summary and a statement on the benefit of supplementary 
        screening tests for patients with dense breast tissue (see 
        H.R. 3102), H6469 [27NO]
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 
        Civil Air Patrol (see H.R. 719), H5130 [23JY]
      ------ensure that U.S. courts provide a forum for claims brought 
        against any railroad arising from the deportation of 
        individuals to Nazi concentration camps (see H.R. 1193), H187 
        [27JA]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Armed Forces: provide for employment of additional instructor 
        for Junior ROTC units in which a large percentage of the 
        student population is enrolled (see H.R. 6471), H6231 [20SE]
      Canton, CT: transfer and reinstate hydroelectric licenses and 
        extend deadline for commencement of construction of certain 
        FERC projects (see H.R. 5625), H2443 [8MY]
      Connecticut: designate segments of Farmington River and Salmon 
        Brook as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (see 
        H.R. 4360), H1845 [16AP]
      Contracts: require solicitations for Federal procurement 
        contracts to include information about the Buy American Act 
        and whether foreign goods may be used to fulfill requirements 
        of the contracts (see H.R. 4047), H801 [15FE]
      Dept. of the Interior: make grants to facilitate certain 
        acquisitions of property for conservation purposes (see H.R. 
        5626), H2443 [8MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: eliminate time limitation for use of 
        eligibility and entitlement to certain educational assistance 
        (see H.R. 4140), H1153 [5MR]
      LIHEAP: provide funding with a dedicated revenue source 
        consisting of a tax on offshore oil production (see H.R. 
        3807), H114 [23JA]
      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 H. Res. 
        833), H6828 [17DE]
      Tariff: 4-chloro-3-nitrobenzoic acid (see H.R. 5228), H2272 
        [27AP]
      ------2-aminopyridine (see H.R. 5227), H2272 [27AP]
      Taxation: extend time period for contributing military death 
        gratuities to Roth IRAs and Coverdell education savings 
        accounts (see H.R. 6013), H3975 [21JN]
      ------increase exclusion for employer-provided dependent care 
        assistance (see H.R. 5938), H3699 [8JN]
      ------provide grants in lieu of expensing for energy efficient 
        commercial buildings placed in service by manufacturers (see 
        H.R. 6403), H5999 [13SE]
      Tunisia: commend holding of fair, free, and democratic elections 
        and affirm U.S. national interest of democratic reforms and 
        economic development (see H. Res. 527), H181 [25JA]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Armed Forces: provide for employment of additional instructor 
        for Junior ROTC units in which a large percentage of the 
        student population is enrolled (H.R. 6471), H6233 [20SE]
      Canton, CT: transfer and reinstate hydroelectric licenses and 
        extend deadline for commencement of construction of certain 
        FERC projects (H.R. 5625), H2446 [8MY]
      Connecticut: designate segments of Farmington River and Salmon 
        Brook as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (H.R. 
        4360), H1846 [16AP]
      Contracts: require solicitations for Federal procurement 
        contracts to include information about the Buy American Act 
        and whether foreign goods may be used to fulfill requirements 
        of the contracts (H.R. 4047), H802 [15FE]
      Dept. of the Interior: make grants to facilitate certain 
        acquisitions of property for conservation purposes (H.R. 
        5626), H2446 [8MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: eliminate time limitation for use of 
        eligibility and entitlement to certain educational assistance 
        (H.R. 4140), H1153 [5MR]
      LIHEAP: provide funding with a dedicated revenue source 
        consisting of a tax on offshore oil production (H.R. 3807), 
        H114 [23JA]
      Tariff: 4-chloro-3-nitrobenzoic acid (H.R. 5228), H2284 [27AP]
      ------2-aminopyridine (H.R. 5227), H2284 [27AP]
      Taxation: extend time period for contributing military death 
        gratuities to Roth IRAs and Coverdell education savings 
        accounts (H.R. 6013), H3976 [21JN]
      ------increase exclusion for employer-provided dependent care 
        assistance (H.R. 5938), H3699 [8JN]
      ------provide grants in lieu of expensing for energy efficient 
        commercial buildings placed in service by manufacturers (H.R. 
        6403), H6000 [13SE]
  Remarks
      Canton, CT: transfer and reinstate hydroelectric licenses and 
        extend deadline for commencement of construction of certain 
        FERC projects (H.R. 5625), H3986 [26JN]
      CFTC: implementation of regulations limiting amount of outside 
        speculator participation in the energy futures trading 
        markets, H1264 [7MR]
      Cheshire, CT: anniversary of Cheshire Fire Dept., E547 
        [17AP]
      Congress: importance of bipartisanship, H92 [23JA]
      Connecticut: tribute to Valentines for Troops program, 
        E644 [25AP]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (H.R. 4628), H2252 [27AP]
      Dept. of HHS: Prevention and Public Health Fund funding, H2252 
        [27AP]
      FERC: transfer permitting approval authority over construction 
        of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 4348), motion to 
        instruct conferees, H3047 [17MY]
      Firearms: gun control, H6822 [17DE]
      Geiger, Roger: Torrington, CT, AMVETS (organization) Post 24 
        member of the year award recipient, E203 [15FE]
      Greece: independence anniversary, E440 [26MR]
      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), motion to instruct conferees, 
        H3047 [17MY]
      Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care 
        related provisions (H.R. 6079), H4731 [10JY]
      House of Representatives: moment of silence in memory of victims 
        of Newtown, CT, Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, H6814 
        [17DE]
      Jewish American Heritage Month: observance, H3260 [30MY]
      Morocco: U.S. policy, E354 [8MR]
      Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 
        express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel 
        and first responders who responded to shootings, H6814 [17DE]
      ------condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, express 
        condolences for victims, and commend school personnel and 
        first responders who responded to shootings (H. Res. 833), 
        H6815, H6822 [17DE]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal (H.R. 6079), 
        H4731 [10JY]
      Petroleum: gasoline price levels, H1264 [7MR]
      Pinchot Institute for Conservation: anniversary, E1344 
        [26JY]
      Public works: ensure that transportation and infrastructure 
        projects using Federal financial assistance are constructed 
        with steel, iron, and manufactured goods produced in the U.S., 
        H3047 [17MY]
      Roads and highways: 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), motion to instruct conferees, 
        H3047 [17MY]
      Taxation: repeal excise tax on medical devices (H.R. 436), 
        E1124 [21JN]
      ------repeal fossil fuel subsidies for large oil companies, 
        H2252 [27AP]
      Votes: position on missed, E287 [29FE]
  Tributes
      Jackson, Merva E., E576 [18AP]
      Melville, Allen W., E136 [3FE]
      Parent, James M., E70 [25JA]
      Savage, Archie, Jr., E196 [15FE]