[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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MURRAY, PATTY (a Senator from Washington)

  Amendments
      Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), S3901, S3905 
        [11JN], S4153 [13JN], S4247 [18JN], S4385, S4419 [21JN]
      Arlington National Cemetery: provide certain requirements for 
        the placement of monuments (H.R. 1627), S5141, S5154, S5167 
        [18JY]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 3254), S6965, S6966 [27NO], S7085, S7086 
        [28NO], S7150, S7217, S7234, S7257 [29NO], S7303, S7304 
        [30NO], S7332, S7346, S7359 [3DE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: 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), S8224 [19DE]
      ------ensure deceased veterans with no known next of kin can 
        receive a dignified burial (S. 3202), S8226 [19DE]
      ------establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 3457), S6233 [11SE], 
        S6259 [12SE], S6342 [13SE]
      ------improve assistance provided to women veterans, facilitate 
        research on long-term reproductive health of veterans, and 
        modify child care assistance for certain veterans (S. 3313), 
        S8017, S8045 [13DE]
      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), S3424 [22MY]
      FEMA: restore financial solvency of the National Flood Insurance 
        Fund (S. 1940), S4727 [28JN]
      Postal Service: improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2507 
        [18AP], S2646 [24AP]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S870, S871 [16FE], S1018 [17FE], 
        S1053 [27FE]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (H.R. 3606), S1755 [15MR]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5782 [31JY], S5886 
        [1AU]
  Appointments
      Committee to escort the President, H151 [24JA]
  Articles and editorials
      Delay on Domestic Violence, New York (NY) Times, S5288 [24JY]
      When States Abuse Women, Nicholas D. Kristof, New York (NY) 
        Times, S1498 [8MR]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abdnor, James: tribute (see S. Res. 475), S3631 [24MY]
      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 S. Res. 402), S1932 [21MR]
      Age Discrimination in Employment Act: clarify appropriate 
        standard of proof for Federal antiretaliation and 
        antidiscrimination claims (see S. 2189), S4369 [20JN]
      Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the 
        housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see S. 3239), S3731 
        [5JN]
      Armed Forces: permit a State to issue a commercial drivers' 
        license to a member whose duty station is located in the State 
        (see S. 3624), S6625 [21SE]
      ------provide for certain requirements relative to retirement, 
        adoption, care, and recognition of military working dogs (see 
        S. 2134), S2086 [27MR]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see S. Res. 
        474), S3631 [24MY]
      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]
      Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 387), S1195 [1MR]
      Chemicals: ensure that risks from chemicals are adequately 
        understood and managed (see S. 847), S3280 [17MY]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see S. 3220), S3422 [22MY]
      ------restore effective use of group actions for claims arising 
        under antidiscrimination laws (see S. 3317), S4368 [20JN]
      Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's 
        History Museum: establish (see S. 3567), S6454 [19SE]
      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]
      ------prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture (see S. 
        1947), S5134 [18JY]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (see S. 2051), S2393 [17AP] (see S. 
        2343), S2825 [26AP]
      ------provide information to foster youth on their potential 
        eligibility for Federal student aid (see S. 3665), S7686 [6DE]
      Dept. of HHS: improve the quality of infant and toddler care 
        under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program (see 
        S. 3436), S5381 [25JY]
      ------provide States with incentives to require elementary and 
        secondary schools to maintain, and permit school personnel to 
        administer, epinephrine (see S. 1884), S4204 [14JN]
      Dept. of HUD: establish a pilot program to make grants to 
        nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify homes of 
        disabled and low-income veterans (see S. 3614), S6895 [26NO]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: carry out a major medical facility 
        project lease for an outpatient clinic at Ewa Plain, Oahu, HI 
        (see S. 3336), S4418 [21JN]
      ------establish a veterans jobs corps (see S. 3429), S5304 
        [24JY] (see S. 3457), S5658 [30JY]
      Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child 
        marriage (see S. 414), S567 [13FE]
      District of Columbia: statehood (see S. 3696), S8203 [19DE]
      Drunken driving: modify minimum penalties for repeat offenders 
        for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence 
        (see S. 1816), S43 [23JA]
      Endangered Species Day: designate (see S. Res. 467), S3280 
        [17MY]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave to care for a same-sex 
        spouse, domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, 
        or grandparent with a serious health condition (see S. 1283), 
        S1541 [8MR]
      Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: improve (see S. 
        3472), S6064 [10SE]
      FDA: ensure continued research and development of drugs and 
        medical devices for use in children (see S. 2289), S2392 
        [17AP]
      Federal agencies and departments: develop public access policies 
        relative to research conducted by that agency or from funds 
        administered by that agency (see S. 2096), S2656 [24AP]
      Federal employees: provide certain benefits to domestic partners 
        (see S. 1910), S2245 [29MR]
      Financial Literacy Month: designate (see S. Res. 409), S2166 
        [28MR]
      Glenn, John: anniversary of first manned orbital mission for 
        NASA (see S. Res. 377), S699 [15FE]
      Global Youth Service Days: designate (see S. Res. 421), S2393 
        [17AP]
      Gold Star Wives Day: designate (see S. Res. 420), S2393 [17AP]
      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]
      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]
      Hickman, George: tribute (see S. Res. 567), S6455 [19SE]
      Indian Law and Order Commission: extend period of time provided 
        to produce a required report (see S. 2090), S494 [9FE]
      Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see S. Res. 624), S8138 [18DE]
      Iran: 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), S2547 [19AP]
      IRS: permit issuance of prospective guidance clarifying 
        employment status of individuals for purposes of employment 
        taxes and to prevent retroactive assessments relative to such 
        clarifications (see S. 2145), 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]
      Land and Water Conservation Fund: provide consistent and 
        reliable authority and funding to maximize effectiveness for 
        future generations (see S. 1265), S5978 [2AU]
      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]
      Lions Clubs: mint coins in commemoration of centennial of 
        establishment (see S. 1299), S5381 [25JY]
      Manhattan Project National Historical Park: establish (see S. 
        3300), S4203 [14JN]
      March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see S. 1935), S5487 [26JY]
      McGovern, George S.: tribute (see S. Res. 607), S7303 [30NO]
      Minimum wage: increase, and index future increases to the 
        consumer price index (see S. 3453), S5487 [26JY]
      Mining and mineral resources: improve occupational safety law 
        compliance, empower workers to raise concerns, prevent 
        workplace tragedies, and establish rights for workplace 
        accident victims and families (see S. 3443), S5381 [25JY]
      National Adoption Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 
        595), S7215 [29NO]
      National Adoption Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 
        595), S7215 [29NO]
      National Airborne Day: designate (see S. Res. 527), S5304 [24JY]
      National Asbestos Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 389), 
        S1422 [6MR]
      National Baseball Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see S. 2036), S1680 [14MR]
      National Character Counts Week: designate (see S. Res. 569), 
        S6455 [19SE]
      National Child Awareness Month: designate (see S. Res. 522), 
        S5047 [16JY]
      National Estuaries Day: designate (see S. Res. 566), S6454 
        [19SE]
      National Foster Care Month: designate (see S. Res. 462), S3633 
        [24MY]
      National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week: designate (see S. 
        Res. 568), S6455 [19SE]
      National Parents as Teachers Day: designate (see S. Res. 570), 
        S6455 [19SE]
      National Principals Month: observance (see S. Res. 552), S6271 
        [12SE]
      National Teacher Appreciation Week: observance (see S. Res. 
        461), S3174 [15MY]
      National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week: designate (see 
        S. Res. 605), S7303 [30NO]
      National Wildlife Refuge Week: designate (see S. Res. 580), 
        S6626 [21SE]
      National Work and Family Month: designate (see S. Res. 533), 
        S5658 [30JY]
      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), S4239 [18JN]
      Pacific Lutheran University: tribute to women's softball team 
        (see S. Res. 511), S4674 [27JN]
      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), S1147 [29FE]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see S. 2219), S1932 [21MR] (see S. 3369), S5048 
        [16JY]
      President's Youth Council: establish (see S. Res. 608), S7402 
        [4DE]
      Professional Social Work Month: support goals and ideals (see S. 
        Res. 400), S1848 [20MR]
      Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters 
        (see S. Res. 515), S4725 [28JN]
      Rudman, Warren: tribute (see S. Res. 604), S7215 [29NO]
      Seattle, WA: anniversary of Seattle World's Fair (see S. Res. 
        431), S2603 [23AP]
      Small Business Saturday: designate (see S. Res. 589), S6626 
        [21SE]
      Specter, Arlen: tribute (see S. Res. 612), S7703 [10DE]
      Tariff: basketballs made of leather (see S. 2797), S2927 [7MY]
      ------basketballs made of other than leather or rubber (see S. 
        2798), S2927 [7MY]
      ------basketballs made of rubber (see S. 2799), S2927 [7MY]
      ------recreational performance outerwear (see S. 704), S261 
        [1FE]
      ------volleyballs (see S. 2800), S2927 [7MY]
      Taxation: extend time period for contributing military death 
        gratuities to Roth IRAs and Coverdell education savings 
        accounts (see S. 3234), S3630 [24MY]
      ------modify application of the tonnage tax on vessels operating 
        in the dual U.S. domestic and foreign trades (see S. 57), 
        S2244 [29MR]
      ------qualify formerly homeless youth who are students for 
        purposes of low income housing tax credit (see S. 3494), S5977 
        [2AU]
      Trafficking Victims Protection Act: authorize appropriations and 
        enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons (see S. 
        1301), S1541 [8MR]
      Veterans: increase rates of disability compensation for veterans 
        with service-connected disabilities and dependency and 
        indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled 
        veterans (see S. 2259), S2242 [29MR]
      Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 1591), 
        S4239 [18JN]
      Wildfires: tribute to efforts of firefighters and military 
        personnel to contain wildfires and protect life, homes, and 
        natural resources (see S. Res. 523), S5047 [16JY]
      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), S6628 [21SE]
      World Malaria Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 429), 
        S2602 [23AP]
      World Plumbing Day: designate (see S. Res. 393), S1540 [8MR]
      World Social Work Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 
        400), S1848 [20MR]
      World War II: recognize superior service of members of the First 
        Special Service Force (see S. Res. 577), S6626 [21SE]
      ------tribute to members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders for 
        contributions toward the defeat of Japan (see S. Res. 418), 
        S2324 [16AP]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Armed Forces: improve provision of civil relief and the 
        enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members 
        (see S. 2299), S2496 [18AP]
      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]
      ------ensure access to high-quality child care for homeless 
        children and families under the Child Care and Development 
        Block Grant Program (see S. 3476), S5870 [1AU]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: ensure deceased veterans with no 
        known next of kin can receive a dignified burial (see S. 
        3202), S3280 [17MY]
      ------ensure veterans have information and protections required 
        to make informed decisions on Post-9/11 Veterans Educational 
        Assistance Program benefits (see S. 2241), S2085 [27MR]
      ------improve assistance provided to homeless veterans (see S. 
        3309), S4238 [18JN]
      ------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), S4299 [19JN]
      Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: improve and enhance 
        programs and activities on suicide prevention and resilience 
        and behavior health disorders for Armed Forces members and 
        veterans (see S. 3340), S4460 [25JN]
      Depts. of Transportation and HUD and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (see S. 2322), S2545 [19AP]
      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]
      Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day: designate (see S. Res. 
        584), S6626 [21SE]
      Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest: preserve the Green 
        Mountain Lookout in Glacier Peak Wilderness (see S. 3683), 
        S8042 [13DE]
      National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week: designate 
        (see S. Res. 546), S5978 [2AU]
      National Apprenticeship Act: anniversary (see S. Res. 530), 
        S5487 [26JY]
      National Registered Apprenticeship Month: designate (see S. Res. 
        530), S5487 [26JY]
      National School Counseling Week: designate (see S. Res. 371), 
        S494 [9FE]
      Senate: permit collection of clothing, toys, food, and 
        housewares during the holiday season for charitable purposes 
        in Senate buildings (see S. Res. 597), S6855 [15NO]
      Tariff: fitness equipment (see S. 3184), S3174 [15MY]
      ------sports footwear for persons other than men or women (see 
        S. 2399), S2822 [26AP]
      ------sports footwear with spikes for men (see S. 2400, 2402), 
        S2822 [26AP]
      ------sports footwear with spikes for persons other than men 
        (see S. 2403), S2822 [26AP]
      ------sports footwear with spikes for women (see S. 2401), S2822 
        [26AP]
      Washington (State): designate and expand wilderness areas and 
        designate certain rivers as wild and scenic rivers in Olympic 
        National Forest and Olympic National Park (see S. 3329), S4417 
        [21JN]
      Western Washington University: tribute to men's basketball team 
        (see S. Res. 423), S2393 [17AP]
  Cloture motions
      Aponte, Mari C.: nomination to be Ambassador to El Salvador, 
        S4176 [14JN]
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 117), S6501 [20SE], 
        S6603 [21SE]
      ------making continuing (H.J. Res. 117), motion to proceed, 
        S6405 [19SE]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (S. 3220), motion to proceed, S3612 
        [24MY], S3713 [5JN]
      Congress: prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic 
        information derived from their official positions for personal 
        benefit (S. 2038), motion to proceed, S120 [26JA], S148 [30JA]
      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), motion to proceed, S5950 [2AU], S6083 [11SE]
      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]
      ------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, 
        S3252 [17MY]
      Fitzgerald, Michael W.: nomination to be district judge, S1569 
        [12MR]
      Groh, Gina M.: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]
      Helmick, Jeffrey J.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 
        [12MR]
      Hillman, Timothy S.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 
        [12MR]
      Hurwitz, Andrew D.: nomination to be circuit judge, S3835 [7JN], 
        S3889 [11JN]
      Jordan, Adalberto J.: nomination to be circuit judge, S544 
        [9FE], S558 [13FE]
      Lewis, Mary Geiger: nomination to be district judge, S1570 
        [12MR]
      Postal Service: improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), 
        motion to proceed, S1985 [22MR], S2054 [27MR], S2349 [17AP]
      Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote 
        renewable energy (S. 2204), motion to proceed, S1985 [22MR], 
        S2028 [26MR]
      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]
      Shipp, Michael A.: nomination to be district judge, S5202 [19JY]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (H.R. 3606), S1693, S1694 [15MR], S1840, S1841 
        [20MR], S1884 [21MR]
      Taxation: provide a temporary income tax credit for increased 
        payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business 
        assets (S. 2237), motion to proceed, S4765 [29JN], S4804 
        [10JY]
      ------reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum 
        effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (S. 2230), motion 
        to proceed, S2223 [29MR], S2313 [16AP]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), motion to proceed, 
        S5357 [25JY], S5450 [26JY]
  Explanations
      Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families 
        Act (H.R. 1627): Committee on Veterans' Affairs (Senate) and 
        Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House), S5155-S5166 [18JY]
  Motions
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S1172 [1MR]
  Privilege of the floor
      Bonelli, David, S1557 [8MR]
      Kinne, Megan A., S7124 [28NO]
  Remarks
      Abortion: ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an 
        ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before 
        giving informed consent to receive an abortion, S1497 [8MR]
      Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), S4386 [21JN]
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 117), S6596 [21SE]
      Arlington National Cemetery: provide certain requirements for 
        the placement of monuments (H.R. 1627), S5105, S5154 [18JY]
      Armed Forces: improve provision of civil relief and the 
        enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members 
        (S. 2299), S2500 [18AP]
      ------improve provision of Federal transition, rehabilitation, 
        vocational, and unemployment benefits to members and veterans 
        (S. 951), S3504 [23MY]
      Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act: permanently extend and 
        strengthen, S3401 [22MY]
      Budget: require detailed reports to Congress on impact of 
        defense and non-defense budget sequestration, S4386 [21JN]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2012-2022 (S. Con. 
        Res. 42), motion to proceed, S3207 [16MY]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (H. Con. 
        Res. 112), S6414 [19SE]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (H. Con. 
        Res. 112), motion to proceed, S3207 [16MY]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (S. Con. 
        Res. 37), motion to proceed, S3207 [16MY]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (S. Con. 
        Res. 41), motion to proceed, S3207 [16MY]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2013-2022 (S. Con. 
        Res. 44), motion to proceed, S3207 [16MY]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (S. 3220), motion to proceed, S3698, 
        S3713 [5JN]
      Congress: accomplishments of the 112th Congress, S6488 [20SE]
      ------importance of bipartisanship, S3815 [7JN]
      Cox, J. David: American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center 
        (organization) Yitzhak Rabin Public Service Award recipient, 
        S3039 [9MY]
      Democratic Party: national agenda, S3815 [7JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 4310), conference report, S8331 [21DE]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities, 
        prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 
        3254), S7006, S7015 [28NO]
      ------exempt from certain requirements on the procurement and 
        acquisition of alternative fuels, S7006 [28NO], S8331 [21DE]
      Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal 
        Direct Stafford Loans (S. 2343), motion to proceed, S2935 
        [8MY]
      ------require report on the extent to which certain children are 
        being taught by alternative route teachers in training who are 
        deemed highly qualified, S6596 [21SE]
      Dept. of HHS: ensure religious conscience protections relative 
        to insurance coverage of certain women's preventive health 
        services, S883 [17FE]
      Dept. of Labor: carry out a pilot program to provide veterans 
        with access at One-Stop Centers to Internet websites to 
        facilitate online job searches, S6256 [12SE]
      ------provide off-base transition training for Armed Forces 
        members, S6256 [12SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: ensure deceased veterans with no 
        known next of kin can receive a dignified burial (S. 3202), 
        S3287 [17MY]
      ------ensure veterans have information and protections required 
        to make informed decisions on Post-9/11 Veterans Educational 
        Assistance Program benefits (S. 2241), S2087 [27MR]
      ------establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 3457), S6330 [13SE], 
        S6404 [19SE], S6488 [20SE]
      ------establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 3457), motion to 
        proceed, S6082 [11SE], S6255 [12SE]
      ------expand and improve health care services available to women 
        veterans, S2078 [27MR]
      ------fertility counseling, reproductive treatment, and adoption 
        assistance funding through reductions in Dept. of Defense 
        overseas contingency operations fund, S8018 [13DE]
      ------improve assistance provided to homeless veterans (S. 
        3309), S4241 [18JN]
      ------improve assistance provided to women veterans, facilitate 
        research on long-term reproductive health of veterans, and 
        modify child care assistance for certain veterans (S. 3313), 
        S4302 [19JN], S7994, S8016, S8017, S8018 [13DE]
      ------improve veterans assistance programs, S5154 [18JY]
      ------presume service connection for illnesses associated with 
        water contaminants at Camp Lejeune, NC, and provide health 
        care to those affected by such contamination, S5154 [18JY]
      ------tribute to participation in American Heart Association Go 
        Red for Women cardiovascular disease awareness campaign, S4293 
        [19JN]
      Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: improve and enhance 
        programs and activities on suicide prevention and resilience 
        and behavior health disorders for Armed Forces members and 
        veterans, S7015 [28NO]
      ------improve and enhance programs and activities on suicide 
        prevention and resilience and behavior health disorders for 
        Armed Forces members and veterans (S. 3340), S4461 [25JN], 
        S4719 [28JN]
      Diseases: tribute to Dept. of Veterans Affairs and NIH research 
        into deep brain stimulation therapy for Parkinson's disease, 
        S5474 [26JY]
      Economy: avert ``fiscal cliff'' economic crisis through 
        bipartisan agreement on taxes and spending, S6990 [28NO], 
        S7426 [5DE]
      Eximbank: reauthorize, S1822 [20MR]
      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), motion to proceed, 
        S3401 [22MY]
      Frozen Food Month: observance, S2081 [27MR]
      International Women's Day: observance, S1497 [8MR]
      Kluse, Mike: Federal Laboratory Consortium Laboratory Director 
        of the Year award recipient, S386 [7FE]
      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, S6255 [12SE]
      National Frozen Food Corp.: anniversary, S2081 [27MR]
      National History Day (organization): National Endowment for the 
        Humanities National Humanities Medal recipient, S1047 
        [27FE]
      National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day: 
        observance, S4719 [28JN]
      National Women's History Month: observance, S2078 [27MR]
      Native Americans: decrease incidence of violent crime against 
        Indian women, strengthen capacity of tribes to respond to such 
        crimes, and hold perpetrators accountable, S2771 [26AP], S3164 
        [15MY], S5288 [24JY], S5844 [1AU], S6300 [13SE]
      NLRB: disapprove rule relative to representation election 
        procedures (S.J. Res. 36), S2587 [23AP]
      Northwest Kidney Centers (organization): anniversary, 
        S4820 [10JY]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact, S1821 
        [20MR], S5698 [31JY]
      ------protect rights of conscience relative to requirements for 
        coverage of specific items and services, S1172 [1MR]
      Pediatric Research Equity Act: permanently extend and 
        strengthen, S3401 [22MY]
      Political campaigns: prohibit foreign influence, prevent Federal 
        contractors from making expenditures, and establish additional 
        spending disclosure requirements relative to Federal 
        elections, S101 [26JA]
      ------provide for additional disclosure requirements for 
        corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (S. 
        3369), motion to proceed, S5065 [17JY]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, S1402 [6MR]
      Republican Party: national agenda, S3815 [7JN]
      Rice, Thomas O.: nomination to be district judge, S1401 [6MR]
      Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, 
        motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-
        funded programs (S. 1813), S1172 [1MR]
      ------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), 
        S3815 [7JN]
      Senate: impact of partisanship, S6488 [20SE]
      ------legislative process, S6488 [20SE]
      Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by 
        improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth 
        companies (H.R. 3606), S1822 [20MR]
      Supreme Court: anniversary of decision in Citizens United v. FEC 
        on corporate political contributions used for political 
        speech, S101 [26JA]
      ------decision in Citizens United v. FEC on corporate political 
        contributions used for political speech, S5065 [17JY]
      Susan G. Komen for the Cure (organization): Planned Parenthood 
        Federation of America, Inc., funding, S376 [7FE]
      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), S7426 
        [5DE]
      ------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, S5270 [24JY]
      ------prevent professional service income from being 
        mischaracterized as S corporation income to avoid paying 
        payroll taxes, S2935 [8MY]
      ------provide a deduction for domestic business income of 
        qualified small businesses (H.R. 9), unanimous-consent 
        request, S5845 [1AU]
      ------rates, S6414 [19SE]
      Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and 
        communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5698 [31JY]
      Veterans: reduce unemployment by ensuring training and 
        transition assistance and providing incentives to employers 
        for hiring veterans, S3504-S3506 [23MY]
      ------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, S6256 
        [12SE]
      Violence Against Women Act: ensure access to assistance programs 
        regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, S5288 
        [24JY], S5844 [1AU], S6300 [13SE]
      ------ensure protection for immigrant victims of domestic 
        violence and crime, S5288 [24JY], S5844 [1AU], S6300 [13SE]
      ------reauthorize (H.R. 4970), S3164 [15MY]
      ------reauthorize (H.R. 4970), unanimous-consent request, S5845 
        [1AU]
      ------reauthorize (S. 1925), S1702 [15MR], S2771 [26AP], S3164 
        [15MY], S3815 [7JN], S5288, S5289 [24JY], S5422, S5423 [26JY], 
        S5844, S5845 [1AU], S6300 [13SE]
      Women: health care for women, S376 [7FE], S883 [17FE], S1497 
        [8MR], S1821 [20MR], S5698 [31JY]
  Reports filed
      Depts. of Transportation and HUD and Related Agencies 
        Appropriations: Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (S. 2322) 
        (S. Rept. 112-157), S2545 [19AP]
      Nomination of Coral Wong Pietsch To Be U.S. Court of Appeals for 
        Veterans Claims Judge: Committee on Veterans' Affairs 
        (Senate), S2821 [26AP]
      Nomination of Margaret Bartley To Be U.S. Court of Appeals for 
        Veterans Claims Judge: Committee on Veterans' Affairs 
        (Senate), S2821 [26AP]
      Nomination of Thomas S. Sowers II, To Be Assistant Sec. of 
        Veterans Affairs for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs: 
        Committee on Veterans' Affairs (Senate), S5976 [2AU]
      Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act: Committee 
        on Veterans' Affairs (Senate) (S. 3313), S8041 [13DE]
  Texts of
      S. 2241, GI Bill Consumer Awareness Act, S2088-S2092 [27MR]
      S. 2299, Servicemembers Rights Enforcement Improvement Act, 
        S2501 [18AP]
      S. 3202, Dignified Burial of Veterans Act, S3287 [17MY]
      S. 3313, Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act, 
        S4303 [19JN]
  Tributes
      Casey, Tom, S7456 [5DE]
      Earl, Charlie, S3276 [17MY]
      Inouye, Daniel K., S8107 [18DE]
      Lowenberg, Timothy J., S5301 [24JY]
      McMahon, John R., S2815 [26AP]
      Mikulski, Senator, S1907 [21MR]