[Congressional Record Index (2013)]
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BECERRA, XAVIER (a Representative from California)

  Amendments
      House of Representatives: election of officers (H. Res. 1), H6 
        [3JA]
  Appointments
      Committee to escort Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye 
        into the House Chamber, H2487 [8MY]
      Committee to escort the President, H443 [12FE]
      Committee to escort the Speaker-elect to the Chair, H4 [3JA]
      Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents, H285 [25JA]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Armed Forces: award Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th 
        Infantry Regiment known as the Borinqueneers (see H.R. 1726), 
        H2605 [14MY]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 
        189), H2393 [26AP]
      C.W. Bill Young Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bay 
        Pines, FL: designate (see H.R. 3302), H6674 [22OC]
      Civil rights: award a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae 
        Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley 
        honoring the 50th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist 
        Church bombing (see H.R. 360), H455 [12FE]
      ------improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of 
        wages based on sex (see H.R. 377), H279 [23JA]
      ------prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual 
        orientation or gender identity (see H.R. 1755), H2351 [25AP]
      Defense of Marriage Act: repeal and ensure respect for State 
        regulation of marriage (see H.R. 2523), H4078 [26JN]
      Dept. of Defense: improve prevention and response to sexual 
        assaults (see H.R. 1593), H2123 [17AP]
      Dept. of Education: make grants for pilot programs at 
        institutions of higher education that support the use of open 
        textbooks to achieve savings for students (see H.R. 3538), 
        H7689 [11DE]
      Dept. of HHS: reauthorize grant programs for education and 
        outreach on newborn screening and coordinated followup care 
        once newborn screening has been conducted (see H.R. 1281), 
        H5767 [19SE]
      Dept. of the Interior: reaffirm authority to take land into 
        trust for Indian tribes (see H.R. 666), H501 [13FE]
      Fahey, John: appoint as citizen regent of Smithsonian 
        Institution Board of Regents (see H.J. Res. 103), H7051 [13NO]
      Families and domestic relations: prohibit discrimination in 
        adoption or foster care placements based on sexual 
        orientation, gender identification, or marital status of any 
        prospective parent or the child involved (see H.R. 2028), 
        H5476 [10SE]
      Federal employees: provide for the compensation of furloughed 
        employees (see H.R. 3223), H6225 [3OC]
      Firearms: ensure prohibited purchasers are included in National 
        Instant Criminal Background Check System, require background 
        checks for commercial sales, and establish a National 
        Commission on Mass Violence (see H.R. 1565), H2400 [30AP]
      General William H. Gourley Federal Outpatient Clinic--A Joint 
        VA-DOD Health Care Facility, Marina, CA: designate (see H.R. 
        272), H3592 [13JN]
      Hispanic Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 363), H5922 
        [27SE]
      House of Representatives: encourage Speaker to immediately 
        request a conference and appoint conferees to complete fiscal 
        year 2014 budget resolution with the Senate (see H. Res. 174), 
        H2247 [23AP]
      Immigration: allow U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents 
        to sponsor their permanent partners for U.S. residence (see 
        H.R. 717), H546 [14FE]
      ------reform (see H.R. 15), H6173 [2OC]
      IRS: issue regulations to allow enrolled agents to use or 
        display their credentials when advertising their services or 
        representing clients (see H.R. 2313), H3287 [11JN]
      James `Jim' Kohnen Post Office, Dublin, CA: designate (see H.R. 
        1671), H2246 [23AP]
      James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse, San Diego, 
        CA: designate (see H.R. 1378), H1824 [21MR]
      Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (see H. Res. 268), H3687 
        [17JN]
      Lavizzo-Mourey, Risa: appoint as citizen regent of Smithsonian 
        Institution Board of Regents (see H.J. Res. 102), H7051 [13NO]
      Los Angeles, CA: celebrate upcoming 2015 Special Olympics World 
        Games (see H. Res. 317), H5050 [24JY]
      Mandela, Nelson R.: tribute (see H. Res. 434), H7689 [11DE]
      Medicare: repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see 
        H.R. 713), H546 [14FE]
      Minimum wage: increase, and index future increases to the 
        consumer price index (see H.R. 1010), H1319 [6MR]
      Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.: ensure maximum pension benefits 
        for certain pilots forced to retire at age 60 by FAA 
        regulations (see H.R. 2697), H4522 [16JY]
      Peralta, Rafael: award Medal of Honor posthumously (see H. Con. 
        Res. 26), H1630 [19MR]
      Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure 
        requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other 
        entities (see H.R. 148), H32 [3JA]
      Public debt: temporarily suspend the public debt ceiling (see 
        H.R. 3284), H6546 [11OC]
      Schools: end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual 
        orientation or gender identity in public schools (see H.R. 
        1652), H2300 [24AP]
      SSA: prevent identity theft associated with publication of the 
        Death Master File (see H.R. 2720), H4723 [18JY]
      Taxation: encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign 
        outsourcing (see H.R. 851), H700 [27FE]
      ------extend and modify the American Opportunity Tax Credit (see 
        H.R. 1738), H2350 [25AP]
      ------extend energy credit for certain property under 
        construction (see H.R. 2502), H7188 [18NO]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided 
        health coverage to certain employee designated beneficiaries 
        (see H.R. 2499), H7111 [14NO]
      ------make improvements in the earned income tax credit (see 
        H.R. 2116), H2911 [22MY]
      ------permanently extend lower threshold for refundable portion 
        of child tax credit and adjust credit for inflation (see H.R. 
        769), H594 [15FE]
      ------permanently extend the tax treatment for certain Build 
        America Bonds (see H.R. 789), H595 [15FE]
      ------recognize Indian tribal governments for purposes of 
        determining under the adoption credit whether a child has 
        special needs (see H.R. 2332), H3356 [12JN]
      ------reduce international tax avoidance and restore a level 
        playing field for U.S. businesses (see H.R. 1555), H2025 
        [15AP]
      ------restrict use of abusive tax shelters and offshore tax 
        havens to inappropriately avoid Federal taxation (see H.R. 
        1554), H2025 [15AP]
      Unemployment: extend unemployment benefits (see H.R. 3546), 
        H7309 [20NO]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 11), H455 
        [12FE]
      Voting: modernize voter registration, promote access to voting 
        for disabled individuals, and protect the right to vote (see 
        H.R. 12), H277 [23JA]
      ------permit an individual required to present identification to 
        vote in a Federal election to meet requirement by presenting a 
        sworn written statement attesting to the individual's 
        identification (see H.R. 1748), H2350 [25AP]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 56), H5344 [1AU]
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 
        Civil Air Patrol (see H.R. 755), H3929 [19JN]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Committee on Education and the Workforce (House): minority party 
        appointments (see H. Res. 393), H6901 [29OC]
      Committee on Energy and Commerce (House): election of members 
        (see H. Res. 349), H5654 [18SE]
      Committee on House Administration (House): minority party 
        appointments (see H. Res. 52), H371 [5FE]
      Committees of the House: minority party appointments (see H. 
        Res. 7), H33 [3JA] (see H. Res. 22), H85 [14JA] (see H. Res. 
        42), H281 [23JA] (see H. Res. 64), H502 [13FE] (see H. Res. 
        163), H2066 [16AP]
      House of Representatives: compensation of certain minority 
        employees (see H. Res. 8), H33 [3JA]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish the Smithsonian American 
        Latino Museum (see H.R. 1217), H1547 [15MR]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Smithsonian Institution: establish the Smithsonian American 
        Latino Museum (H.R. 1217), H1549 [15MR]
  Remarks
      Armed Forces: authorize enlistment of certain aliens who are 
        unlawfully present in the U.S. and provide a way for such 
        aliens to be lawfully admitted to the U.S. through U.S. 
        military service, H3553, H3554 [13JN]
      Budget: temporarily suspend the public debt ceiling and hold 
        salaries of Members of Congress in escrow upon failure to 
        agree to a budget resolution (H.R. 325), H240 [23JA]
      Clyburn, Representative: selection as assistant minority leader 
        of the House of Representatives, H5 [3JA]
      Committee on Energy and Commerce (House): election of members 
        (H. Res. 349), H5624 [18SE]
      Committee on House Administration (House): minority party 
        appointments (H. Res. 52), H351 [5FE]
      Committees of the House: minority party appointments (H. Res. 
        7), H23 [3JA]
      ------minority party appointments (H. Res. 22), H75 [14JA]
      ------minority party appointments (H. Res. 42), H250 [23JA]
      ------minority party appointments (H. Res. 64), H481 [13FE]
      ------minority party appointments (H. Res. 163), H2055 [16AP]
      ------minority party appointments (H. Res. 393), H6872 [29OC]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (H.R. 1960), H3553, H3554 [13JN]
      House of Representatives: compensation of certain minority 
        employees (H. Res. 8), H24 [3JA]
      ------election of officers (H. Res. 1), H6 [3JA]
      Hoyer, Representative: selection as minority whip of the House 
        of Representatives, H5 [3JA]
      Kaiser Permanente (company): anniversary of Southern California 
        Permanente Medical Group, E1373 [25SE]
      Los Angeles, CA: anniversary of Chinatown neighborhood, 
        E1079 [17JY]
      ------anniversary of White Memorial Medical Center, 
        E1618 [30OC]
      Patents: eliminate abusive patent litigation, increase 
        transparency, modernize fee shifting, and provide for small 
        business education and outreach (H.R. 3309), E1831 
        [11DE]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: authorize health 
        insurance issuers to offer current individual health insurance 
        coverage in satisfaction of individual health insurance 
        mandate (H.R. 3350), consideration (H. Res. 413), H7125 [15NO]
      ------delay implementation of the individual health insurance 
        mandate (H.R. 2668), H4565 [17JY]
      Pelosi, Representative: nomination to be Speaker of the House, 
        H3 [3JA]
      ------selection as minority leader of the House of 
        Representatives, H5 [3JA]
      Peralta, Rafael: award Medal of Honor posthumously (H. Con. Res. 
        26), E334 [19MR]
      Point of order, H4562 [17JY]
      Smithsonian Institution: establish the Smithsonian American 
        Latino Museum (H.R. 1217), E316 [15MR]
      SSA: prevent identity theft associated with publication of the 
        Death Master File (H.R. 2720), E1090 [18JY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (S. 47), H739 [28FE]
      Votes: position on missed, H3225 [6JN], H7145 
        [15NO], E824, E826 [6JN], E1755 [22NO]
  Tributes
      Telles, Raymond, E314 [15MR]