[Congressional Record Index (2013)]
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BENISHEK, DAN (a Representative from Michigan)

  Amendments
      Agriculture: reauthorize certain programs (H.R. 1947), H3920 
        [19JN]
      Dept. of Education: support State and local accountability for 
        public education, inform parents of their schools' 
        performance, and support Impact Aid and homeless student 
        services (H.R. 5), H4706 [18JY]
      Hurricanes: making supplemental appropriations for recovery from 
        damage caused by Hurricane Sandy (H.R. 152), H143 [15JA]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the 
        basis of sex (see H.R. 447), H315 [1FE]
      ------prohibit Federal education funding for elementary and 
        secondary schools that provide on-campus access to abortion 
        providers (see H.R. 1122), H1395 [13MR]
      ------prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (see H.R. 7), H2602 
        [14MY]
      ------protect lives of born and unborn persons (see H.R. 1091), 
        H1958 [11AP]
      ------protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of 
        Columbia (see H.R. 1797), H2392 [26AP]
      Agriculture: express that specialty crops are vital and propose 
        and enact funding programs that reflect importance and support 
        priorities of specialty crops (see H. Res. 182), H2351 [25AP]
      American College of Surgeons Days: designate (see H. Res. 307), 
        H4826 [19JY]
      American Fighter Aces: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        685), H4177 [28JN]
      Armed Forces: appropriate funds necessary to ensure that 
        civilian personnel and Reserve components continue to receive 
        pay during a Government shutdown (see H.R. 3241), H6290 [4OC]
      ------exempt retired pay of certain disabled veterans from full 
        working-age military retiree cost-of-living adjustment and 
        prevent adverse impact of such adjustment on Survivor Benefit 
        Plan annuities (see H.R. 3789), H8125 [19DE]
      ------express that the use of offensive military force by a 
        President without prior and clear authorization by Congress 
        constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor (see H. 
        Con. Res. 3), H550 [14FE]
      ------issue a forever stamp to honor sacrifices of members who 
        are still prisoner, missing, or unaccounted for (see H.R. 
        2794), H5093 [26JY]
      ------limit use of funds for introduction into hostilities (see 
        H.R. 383), H280 [23JA]
      ------preserve tuition assistance programs for members by 
        rescinding unobligated amounts for foreign assistance to Egypt 
        (see H.R. 1039), H1360 [12MR]
      ------restore full working-age military retiree cost-of-living 
        adjustment (see H.R. 3790), H8125 [19DE]
      ------restore full working-age military retiree cost-of-living 
        adjustment by requiring inclusion of Social Security numbers 
        as a condition of claiming the refundable portion of the child 
        tax credit (see H.R. 3788), H8124 [19DE]
      Blue Star Mothers of America Month: designate (see H. Res. 293), 
        H5263 [31JY]
      Boys Town (organization): mint coins in commemoration of 
        anniversary (see H.R. 2866), H6902 [29OC]
      Budget: constitutional amendment to require balanced (see H.J. 
        Res. 1, 2), H629 [25FE] (see H.J. Res. 24), H5090 [25JY]
      ------establish biennial cycle (see H.R. 1869), H5435 [9SE]
      ------reduce discretionary budget authority of any Federal 
        agency if its financial statement for the previous fiscal year 
        does not receive a qualified or unqualified audit opinion by 
        an external independent auditor (see H.R. 559), H628 [25FE]
      ------rescind certain Federal funds identified by States as 
        unwanted and use such funds to reduce the Federal debt (see 
        H.R. 282), H416 [6FE]
      Bureau of the Census: make participation in the American 
        Community Survey voluntary, except with respect to certain 
        basic questions (see H.R. 1078), H1861 [9AP]
      C.W. Bill Young Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bay 
        Pines, FL: designate (see H.R. 3302), H6674 [22OC]
      Catholic Schools Week: recognize goals and honor contributions 
        of Catholic schools (see H. Res. 46), H281 [23JA]
      CFTC: provide equal treatment for utility special entities using 
        utility operations-related swaps (see H.R. 1038), H1633 [19MR]
      Civil liberties: protect individual privacy against unwarranted 
        governmental intrusion through the use of domestic unmanned 
        aerial vehicles commonly called drones (see H.R. 972), H1861 
        [9AP]
      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), H1720 [20MR]
      Clean Air Act: remove requirement for dealer certification of 
        new light-duty motor vehicles (see H.R. 724), H2125 [17AP]
      Committee To Investigate and Report on the Attack on the 
        American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (House, Select): 
        establish (see H. Res. 36), H456 [12FE]
      Contraceptives: prohibit Federal family planning grants from 
        being awarded to any entity that performs abortions (see H.R. 
        217), H173 [15JA]
      Contracts: preserve open competition and neutrality towards the 
        labor relations of Federal contractors on Federal and 
        federally funded construction projects (see H.R. 436), H416 
        [6FE]
      Controlled Substances Act: exclude industrial hemp from the 
        definition of marijuana (see H.R. 525), H410 [6FE]
      Corps of Engineers: establish the Great Lakes Navigation System 
        (see H.R. 2273), H3250 [6JN]
      ------prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes and 
        their tributaries (see H.R. 985), H1318 [6MR]
      Credit: improve definitions of points and fees in connection 
        with a mortgage transaction (see H.R. 1077), H4177 [28JN]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see H.R. 
        732), H546 [14FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: define urban rodent control for clarifying 
        control of nuisance mammals and birds carried out by Animal 
        and Plant Health Inspection Service wildlife services program 
        and private sector (see H.R. 730), H1958 [11AP]
      ------improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (see 
        H.R. 1657), H2485 [7MY]
      ------modify the definition of the term biobased product (see 
        H.R. 979), H1317 [6MR]
      ------repeal a duplicative inspection and grading program for 
        catfish (see H.R. 1313), H1821 [21MR]
      Dept. of Commerce: enable concrete masonry products 
        manufacturers and importers to carry out coordinated program 
        of research, education, and promotion to improve, maintain, 
        and develop markets (see H.R. 1563), H3216 [5JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorize the transport to any country, 
        without charge, supplies furnished by a nonprofit organization 
        intended for distribution to Armed Forces members (see H.R. 
        1756), H4309 [9JY]
      ------declare the attack at Fort Hood, TX, a terrorist attack 
        and ensure victims of such attack and their families receive 
        the same honors and benefits as those killed or wounded in 
        overseas combat zones (see H.R. 3111), H6546 [11OC]
      ------provide certain TRICARE beneficiaries with opportunity to 
        retain access to TRICARE Prime (see H.R. 1971), H4080 [26JN]
      Dept. of Education: limit authority to issue regulations, rules, 
        grant conditions and guidance materials in order to support 
        decision-making functions of local educational agencies (see 
        H.R. 1386), H2485 [7MY]
      ------provide flexibility to school food authorities in meeting 
        certain nutritional requirements for the school lunch and 
        breakfast programs (see H.R. 1303), H3253 [6JN]
      Dept. of HHS: ensure women who access federally funded family 
        planning services are given pregnancy option counseling 
        including professional adoption counseling (see H.R. 3539), 
        H7357 [21NO]
      ------establish safeguards and standards of quality for research 
        and transplantation of organs infected with HIV (see H.R. 
        698), H4145 [27JN]
      Dept. of Justice: enhance the Community Oriented Policing 
        Services (COPS) Program (see H.R. 421), H1911 [10AP]
      Dept. of the Interior: establish requirements for oil and 
        natural gas leasing of areas on the Outer Continental Shelf 
        off the coast of South Carolina (see H.R. 771), H595 [15FE]
      ------reaffirm authority to take land into trust for Indian 
        tribes (see H.R. 279), H1430 [14MR]
      ------reform and enhance Outer Continental Shelf energy leasing 
        programs, provide equitable revenue sharing for coastal 
        States, and reorganize the Minerals Management Service (see 
        H.R. 2231), H3253 [6JN]
      Dept. of the Treasury: prohibit from enforcing health care 
        reform (see H.R. 2009), H4178 [28JN]
      ------provide for transparency of payments made from the 
        Judgment Fund (see H.R. 317), H176 [18JA]
      Dept. of Transportation: prohibit funding to State or local 
        governments to check helmet usage or create checkpoints for 
        motorcycle riders and urge focus on crash prevention and rider 
        education and training (see H.R. 1861), H7153 [15NO]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: designate one U.S. city each year as 
        an ``American World War II City'' (see H.R. 864), H1721 [20MR]
      ------improve mental health treatment provided to veterans who 
        served in classified missions (see H.R. 3387), H6951 [30OC]
      ------improve supervision of fiduciaries of veterans (see H.R. 
        894), H1860 [9AP]
      ------issue, upon request, veteran identification cards to 
        certain veterans (see H.R. 1598), H2249 [23AP]
      ------prohibit medical exam requests of veterans who have 
        submitted sufficient evidence provided by non-departmental 
        medical professionals and improve efficiency of disability 
        claims processing (see H.R. 1980), H4309 [9JY]
      ------repeal requirement for reduction of survivor annuities 
        under the Survivor Benefit Plan to offset the receipt of 
        veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 32), 
        H432 [8FE]
      Diseases: expand research and awareness activities relative to 
        scleroderma (see H.R. 1429), H6289 [4OC]
      ------foster more effective implementation and coordination of 
        clinical care for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes (see 
        H.R. 1074), H2535 [8MY]
      District of Columbia: authorize placement at the former Navy 
        Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard of a memorial to honor 
        Armed Forces members who have served as divers (see H.R. 165), 
        H416 [6FE]
      Doherty, Glen: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see 
        H.R. 1186), H6103 [1OC]
      Doolittle Tokyo Raiders: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 1209), H1861 [9AP]
      Drugs: make any substance containing hydrocodone a schedule II 
        drug under the Controlled Substances Act (see H.R. 1285), 
        H1718 [20MR]
      ------prohibit Federal prosecution of residents who are acting 
        in accordance with their State's marijuana laws (see H.R. 
        1523), H2300 [24AP]
      Employment: allow that certain Federal job training and career 
        education programs give priority to programs that lead to 
        recognized postsecondary credentials (see H.R. 497), H599 
        [15FE]
      EPA: eliminate certain requirements under the renewable fuel 
        program and prohibit approval of gasoline that contains 
        greater than a certain percentage of ethanol (see H.R. 1462), 
        H1994 [12AP]
      ------exempt the conduct of silvicultural activities from 
        national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting 
        requirements (see H.R. 2026), H2717 [16MY]
      ------prohibit awarding any grant, contract, cooperative 
        agreement, or financial assistance under the Clean Air Act for 
        any program, project, or activity to occur outside the U.S. 
        (see H.R. 959), H1958 [11AP]
      ------prohibit certain exports of electronic waste (see H.R. 
        2791), H6999 [12NO]
      ------provide comprehensive assessment of scientific and 
        technical research on implications of the use of mid-level 
        ethanol blends (see H.R. 875), H7153 [15NO]
      ------provide for Scientific Advisory Board member 
        qualifications and public participation (see H.R. 1422), H1856 
        [9AP]
      FAA: modify appropriations (see H.R. 1432), H2067 [16AP]
      FCC: prohibit universal service support of commercial mobile 
        service through the Lifeline program (see H.R. 176), H1911 
        [10AP]
      Federal agencies and departments: enhance authority to pay cash 
        awards to employees for making cost saving disclosures (see 
        H.R. 1931), H2568 [9MY]
      ------provide that major rules of the executive branch shall 
        have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval 
        is enacted into law (see H.R. 367), H278 [23JA]
      ------require procurement from the private sector the goods and 
        services necessary for operations and management of certain 
        Government agencies (see H.R. 1072), H1355 [12MR]
      Federal employees: eliminate statutory pay adjustment (see H.R. 
        273), H455 [12FE]
      ------provide for investigative leave requirements relative to 
        Senior Executive Service employees (see H.R. 2579), H4173 
        [28JN]
      Federal Prison Industries, Inc.: require competition for 
        contracts, provide an adjustment period to phasing out 
        mandatory source status, and improve inmate access to 
        reintegration opportunities (see H.R. 2098), H2910 [22MY]
      Firearms: allow certain off-duty and retired law enforcement 
        officers to carry concealed firearms to protect children in a 
        school zone (see H.R. 2541), H4142 [27JN]
      ------establish national standard to allow State concealed 
        handgun carrying licenses to be valid in other States (see 
        H.R. 2959), H7188 [18NO]
      ------limit amount of ammunition purchased or possessed by 
        certain Federal agencies (see H.R. 1764), H2438 [6MY]
      ------repeal Federal laws mandating gun-free zones around 
        schools (see H.R. 35), H504 [13FE]
      Fish and fishing: develop a fishery management plan for Gulf of 
        Mexico red snapper (see H.R. 3099), H6053 [30SE]
      Food industry: improve and clarify certain disclosure 
        requirements for restaurants, similar retail food 
        establishments, and vending machines (see H.R. 1249), H2354 
        [25AP]
      FRS: remove mandate on the Board of Governors and the Federal 
        Open Market Committee to focus on maximum employment (see H.R. 
        492), H550 [14FE]
      ------require an audit of the Board of Governors and Federal 
        Reserve banks (see H.R. 24), H1911 [10AP]
      Great Lakes: protect and restore (see H.R. 2773), H5348 [1AU]
      Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund: ensure that amounts credited are 
        used for harbor maintenance (see H.R. 335), H344 [4FE]
      Health: improve access to emergency medical services (see H.R. 
        36), H7357 [21NO]
      ------protect rights of conscience relative to requirements for 
        coverage of specific items and services and prohibit certain 
        abortion-related discrimination in government activities (see 
        H.R. 940), H949 [4MR]
      ------provide for incentives to encourage health insurance 
        coverage (see H.R. 2300), H3655 [14JN]
      Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care 
        related provisions (see H.R. 45), H2604 [14MY] (see H.R. 
        2300), H3655 [14JN]
      Health care professionals: limit liability of volunteers who 
        provide health care services in response to a disaster (see 
        H.R. 1733), H4178 [28JN]
      Holder, Attorney General: express no confidence and call for 
        resignation due to lack of monitoring and actions relative to 
        operations transferring firearms to drug cartels in Mexico 
        (see H. Res. 35), H177 [18JA]
      House Rules: require authorizing committees to hold annual 
        hearings on GAO investigative reports on the identification, 
        consolidation, and elimination of duplicative Government 
        programs (see H. Res. 160), H2026 [15AP]
      ------require that general appropriations for military 
        construction and veterans' affairs be considered as stand-
        alone measures (see H. Res. 13), H417 [6FE]
      Insurance: allow States to determine the age discount in their 
        health insurance market in order to prevent an increase in 
        young people's premiums (see H.R. 544), H5554 [16SE]
      ------condition provision of health insurance premium and cost-
        sharing subsidies upon a certification that a program to 
        verify household income and other qualifications for such 
        subsidies is operational (see H.R. 2775), H5090 [25JY]
      ------preserve consumer and employer access to licensed 
        independent insurance producers (see H.R. 2328), H4980 [23JY]
      Iran: call for release of Saeed Abedini and condemn persecution 
        of religious minorities (see H. Res. 147), H1909 [10AP]
      ------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. 109), H4178 [28JN]
      ------impose additional human rights and economic and financial 
        sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear 
        weapons (see H.R. 850), H2575 [13MY]
      IRS: prevent discriminatory misconduct against taxpayers by IRS 
        officers and employees (see H.R. 1950), H4858 [22JY]
      ------suspend authority to conduct new audits (see H.R. 2045), 
        H2773 [17MY]
      Israel: strengthen strategic alliance with the U.S. (see H.R. 
        938), H2404 [3MY]
      Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: condemn continuing acts 
        of aggression, expressed intent to break Korean War Armistice 
        Agreement, and repeated violations of U.N. Security Council 
        resolutions (see H. Res. 134), H1994 [12AP]
      ------improve enforcement of sanctions (see H.R. 1771), H4178 
        [28JN]
      Local Radio Freedom Act: support (see H. Con. Res. 16), H1431 
        [14MR]
      Medicaid: apply the primary care payment rate to additional 
        physician providers of primary care services (see H.R. 1838), 
        H5802 [20SE]
      ------extend rules regarding supplemental needs trusts for 
        beneficiaries to trusts established by such beneficiaries (see 
        H.R. 2123), H7053 [13NO]
      Medicare: apply budget neutrality on a State-specific basis in 
        the calculation of hospital wage index floor for non-rural 
        areas (see H.R. 2053), H4214 [8JY]
      ------ensure continued access of beneficiaries to diagnostic 
        imaging services (see H.R. 846), H4214 [8JY]
      ------ensure eligibility of certain professionals practicing in 
        rural health clinics for electronic health records and quality 
        improvement incentives (see H.R. 986), H1861 [9AP]
      ------establish a market pricing program for durable medical 
        equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) (see 
        H.R. 1717), H4039 [25JN]
      ------include information on the coverage of intensive 
        behavioral therapy for obesity in the ``Medicare and You 
        Handbook'' and coordinate programs to prevent and treat 
        obesity (see H.R. 2415), H7357 [21NO]
      ------increase diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and related 
        dementias to improve care and outcomes (see H.R. 1507), H7311 
        [20NO]
      ------make publicly available on the official Medicare Internet 
        site payment rates for frequently reimbursed hospital 
        inpatient procedures, hospital outpatient procedures, and 
        physicians' services (see H.R. 1484), H3253 [6JN]
      ------provide comprehensive audiology services to beneficiaries 
        (see H.R. 2330), H6454 [9OC]
      ------provide entitlement to immunosuppressive drugs for kidney 
        transplant recipients (see H.R. 1428), H4178 [28JN]
      ------reduce administrative burdens and narrow filing periods 
        for hospitals and providers while ensuring payment accuracy 
        (see H.R. 2329), H3355 [12JN]
      ------reform sustainable growth rate payment system for 
        physicians (see H.R. 2810), H5176 [30JY]
      Medicare/Medicaid: curb waste, fraud, and abuse (see H.R. 2305), 
        H4858 [22JY]
      ------exclude pathologists from incentive payments and penalties 
        relative to the meaningful use of electronic health records 
        (see H.R. 1309), H4214 [8JY]
      Members of Congress: reduce rate of pay during a Government 
        shutdown (see H.R. 3160), H6012 [28SE]
      Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 212), H2657 [15MY]
      Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act: 
        reauthorize and improve (see H.R. 401), H660 [26FE]
      Mining and mineral resources: promote domestic production of 
        critical minerals and materials (see H.R. 761), H594 [15FE]
      Monuments and memorials: provide for State approval of national 
        monuments (see H.R. 382), H416 [6FE]
      National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: designate (see H. 
        Res. 69), H1399 [13MR]
      National Credit Union Administration: clarify authority to 
        improve credit union safety and soundness (see H.R. 719), 
        H4177 [28JN]
      National forests: restore employment and educational 
        opportunities in, and economic stability of, counties with 
        Federal forest land, while reducing management costs and 
        providing revenue sources from such land (see H.R. 1526), 
        H2067 [16AP]
      National parks and recreation areas: make the America the 
        Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass 
        available at a discount to veterans (see H.R. 2743), H5348 
        [1AU]
      National security: prohibit use of drones to kill U.S. citizens 
        within the U.S. (see H.R. 1242), H1633 [19MR]
      Native Americans: clarify rights of Indians and tribes on Indian 
        lands under the National Labor Relations Act (see H.R. 1226), 
        H7688 [11DE]
      ------grant Indian tribes jurisdiction over crimes of domestic 
        violence that occur in the Indian country of that tribe (see 
        H.R. 780), H629 [25FE]
      ------honor service in the Armed Forces (see H. Con. Res. 63), 
        H6954 [30OC]
      ------restore opportunity for tribal economic development on 
        terms that are equal and fair (see H.R. 1144), H2535 [8MY]
      NIH: provide for a pediatric research initiative through use of 
        funds saved by terminating taxpayer financing of Presidential 
        election campaigns and party conventions (see H.R. 2019), 
        H3357 [12JN]
      Officer James Bonneau Memorial Post Office, Jackson, MI: 
        designate (see H.R. 3534), H7252 [19NO]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: authorize health 
        insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current 
        individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of 
        individual health insurance mandate (see H.R. 3350), H6902 
        [29OC]
      ------delay implementation of the employer health insurance 
        mandate (see H.R. 2667), H4524 [16JY]
      ------delay implementation of the individual health insurance 
        mandate (see H.R. 2668), H4599 [17JY]
      ------delay implementation of the individual health insurance 
        mandate until the American Health Benefit Exchanges are 
        functioning properly (see H.R. 3359), H7112 [14NO]
      ------discontinue eligibility of former Members of Congress and 
        their dependents in the Federal Employees Health Benefits 
        Program if such Act is repealed (see H.R. 2894), H6999 [12NO]
      ------ensure coverage offered under multi-State qualified health 
        plans offered in exchanges is consistent with the Federal 
        abortion funding ban (see H.R. 346), H344 [4FE]
      ------exempt veterans from requirement to maintain minimum 
        essential coverage (see H.R. 2876), H5260 [31JY]
      ------modify definition of full-time employee relative to 
        employer health insurance mandate (see H.R. 2575), H4173 
        [28JN]
      ------prohibit funding to implement (see H.R. 2682), H5052 
        [24JY]
      ------repeal (see H.R. 45), H2604 [14MY] (see H.R. 2300), H3655 
        [14JN]
      ------repeal amendments which disqualify expenses for over-the-
        counter drugs under health savings accounts and health 
        flexible spending arrangements (see H.R. 2835), H7357 [21NO]
      ------repeal annual fee on health insurance providers (see H.R. 
        763), H2404 [3MY]
      ------repeal provisions providing for the Independent Payment 
        Advisory Board (see H.R. 351), H278 [23JA]
      ------require full disclosure by health exchange plans of 
        abortion coverage and abortion premium surcharges (see H.R. 
        3279), H6453 [9OC]
      Presidents of the U.S.: hold compensation in escrow upon failure 
        to submit budget in a timely manner (see H.R. 1082), H1356 
        [12MR]
      Printing: ensure citizens continue to be provided with paper-
        based information, products and services, and public notices 
        while providing the ability to opt-in to electronic access to 
        such documents (see H. Res. 97), H1959 [11AP]
      Privacy: improve privacy of electronic communications (see H.R. 
        1847), H5262 [31JY]
      Public debt: prioritize obligations for continued payment if the 
        statutory debt ceiling is reached and appropriate funds for 
        pay and allowances of the Armed Forces and civilian employees 
        serving in combat zones (see H.R. 342), H222 [22JA]
      ------prioritize obligations if the debt ceiling is reached by 
        treating public debt payments, Social Security benefits, and 
        Armed Forces allowances equally (see H.R. 149), H416 [6FE]
      ------prioritize obligations on the debt held by the public in 
        the event that the debt ceiling is reached (see H.R. 807), 
        H1860 [9AP]
      ------retain authority of Congress to borrow money on the credit 
        of the U.S. and not cede this power to the President (see H. 
        Res. 360), H6225 [3OC]
      Renewable energy: promote development of renewable energy on 
        public lands (see H.R. 596), H2400 [30AP]
      Rural areas: recognize that access to hospitals and other health 
        care providers for patients in rural areas is essential to the 
        survival and success of communities (see H. Res. 356), H7112 
        [14NO]
      Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: 
        reauthorize (see H.R. 1526), H2067 [16AP]
      Small business: provide with a grace period for any regulatory 
        violation (see H.R. 746), H593 [15FE]
      Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational 
        fishing, hunting, and shooting (see H.R. 3590), H7508 [4DE]
      Syria: prohibit Federal funding to conduct military or 
        paramilitary operations absent express prior statutory 
        authorization from Congress (see H.R. 2501), H4146 [27JN]
      Taxation: allow seniors with Social Security and pension income 
        to file income tax form 1040SR without regard to amount of 
        interest or taxable income (see H.R. 38), H2299 [24AP]
      ------allow transfer of required minimum distributions from a 
        retirement plan to a health savings account (see H.R. 1552), 
        H2438 [6MY]
      ------clarify treatment of general welfare benefits provided by 
        Indian tribes (see H.R. 3043), H7608 [9DE]
      ------establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability 
        expenses of family members with disabilities (see H.R. 647), 
        H500 [13FE]
      ------establish Small Business Start-Up Savings Accounts (see 
        H.R. 774), H595 [15FE]
      ------express that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the 
        economy (see H. Con. Res. 24), H1959 [11AP]
      ------extend and modify the railroad track maintenance credit 
        (see H.R. 721), H3592 [13JN]
      ------make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to 
        establish health savings accounts (see H.R. 207), H1860 [9AP]
      ------make permanent the special rule for contributions of 
        qualified conservation contributions (see H.R. 2807), H8112 
        [12DE]
      ------provide an additional religious exemption from the 
        individual health coverage mandate (see H.R. 1814), H7312 
        [20NO]
      ------provide tax incentives for the donation of wild game meat 
        (see H.R. 3728), H8107 [12DE]
      ------reduce excise tax rate on beer produced domestically by 
        certain qualifying producers (see H.R. 494), H950 [4MR]
      ------repeal estate and generation-skipping taxes (see H.R. 
        2429), H7111 [14NO]
      ------repeal excise tax on medical devices (see H.R. 523), H410 
        [6FE]
      ------repeal income tax, abolish the IRS, and institute a 
        national retail sales tax (see H.R. 25), H28 [3JA]
      ------repeal the employer health insurance mandate (see H.R. 
        903), H1399 [13MR]
      ------terminate Internal Revenue Code (see H.R. 352), H278 
        [23JA]
      Tobacco products: clarify FDA jurisdiction over certain tobacco 
        products and protect jobs and small businesses involved in the 
        sale, manufacturing, and distribution of cigars (see H.R. 
        792), H1860 [9AP]
      Transportation Security Administration: prohibit airplane 
        passengers from bringing small knives aboard a passenger 
        aircraft (see H.R. 1093), H2299 [24AP]
      ------transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security 
        checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that provide places of 
        rest and recuperation at airports for Armed Forces members 
        (see H.R. 1095), H4524 [16JY]
      Travel and tourism: facilitate international travel to the U.S. 
        by reforming visa procedures for certain foreign nationals 
        (see H.R. 1354), H6103 [1OC]
      U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: oppose (see H. Con. Res. 23), H1396 
        [13MR]
      Veterans: appropriate funds necessary for benefits and services 
        in the event of a Government shutdown (see H.R. 3225), H6102 
        [1OC]
      ------expand eligibility for concurrent receipt of military 
        retired pay or combat-related compensation with service-
        connected disability benefits and eliminate phase-in period 
        for such benefits (see H.R. 303), H5435 [9SE]
      ------require college courses that are approved for purposes of 
        Dept. of Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs to 
        charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-State tuition rate 
        (see H.R. 357), H1860 [9AP]
      Veterinarians: allow transport and dispensing of controlled 
        substances in the usual course of veterinary practice outside 
        of the registered location (see H.R. 1528), H2485 [7MY]
      War of 1812: anniversary of the Battles of River Raisin (see H. 
        Res. 37), H177 [18JA]
      Woods, Tyrone: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see 
        H.R. 1186), H6103 [1OC]
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 
        Civil Air Patrol (see H.R. 755), H1860 [9AP]
      ------award Congressional Gold Medal to the First Special 
        Service Force (see H.R. 324), H224 [22JA]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Armed Forces: require an audiometric test before separation of 
        each member (see H.R. 368), H279 [23JA]
      Dept. of Defense: modify authorities relative to procedures for 
        courts-martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice by 
        removing prosecution of serious crimes from the chain of 
        command (see H.R. 2016), H2716 [16MY]
      Dept. of the Interior: waive certain eligibility requirements 
        relative to tribally controlled colleges and universities 
        assistance (see H.R. 2069), H2838 [21MY]
      Dept. of the Treasury: make certain payments to the Grand 
        Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan (see 
        H.R. 3068), H5434 [9SE]
      ------make certain payments to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa 
        and Chippewa Indians of Michigan (H.R. 3068), refer to the 
        U.S. Court of Federal Claims (see H. Res. 335), H5435 [9SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish presumption of service 
        connection for certain veterans with tinnitus or hearing loss 
        (see H.R. 369), H279 [23JA]
      ------improve accountability to the Inspector General (see H.R. 
        2072), H2838 [21MY]
      Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building, Munising, MI: 
        designate (see H.R. 2223), H3014 [3JN]
      FDA: prohibit use of Federal funds to finalize, implement, or 
        enforce the proposed rule entitled ``Standards for the 
        Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human 
        Consumption'' (see H.R. 2071), H2838 [21MY]
      Grayling, MI: anniversary of Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver 
        Training Center (see H. Res. 290), H4308 [9JY]
      Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: designate certain lands 
        and inland water as wilderness (see H.R. 163), H51 [4JA]
      Sports: recognize heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and 
        shooting on public lands and ensure continued opportunities 
        for those activities (see H.R. 1825), H2404 [3MY]
      Veterans: improve veterans service organizations' access to 
        Federal surplus personal property (see H.R. 1171), H1425 
        [14MR]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Armed Forces: require an audiometric test before separation of 
        each member (H.R. 368), H282 [23JA]
      Dept. of Defense: modify authorities relative to procedures for 
        courts-martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice by 
        removing prosecution of serious crimes from the chain of 
        command (H.R. 2016), H2718 [16MY]
      Dept. of the Interior: waive certain eligibility requirements 
        relative to tribally controlled colleges and universities 
        assistance (H.R. 2069), H2839 [21MY]
      Dept. of the Treasury: make certain payments to the Grand 
        Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan (H.R. 
        3068), H5435 [9SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish presumption of service 
        connection for certain veterans with tinnitus or hearing loss 
        (H.R. 369), H282 [23JA]
      ------improve accountability to the Inspector General (H.R. 
        2072), H2839 [21MY]
      Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building, Munising, MI: 
        designate (H.R. 2223), H3015 [3JN]
      FDA: prohibit use of Federal funds to finalize, implement, or 
        enforce the proposed rule entitled ``Standards for the 
        Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human 
        Consumption'' (H.R. 2071), H2839 [21MY]
      Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: designate certain lands 
        and inland water as wilderness (H.R. 163), H53 [4JA]
      Sports: recognize heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and 
        shooting on public lands and ensure continued opportunities 
        for those activities (H.R. 1825), H2404 [3MY]
      Veterans: improve veterans service organizations' access to 
        Federal surplus personal property (H.R. 1171), H1428 [14MR]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      House of Representatives, H2446 [7MY]
  Remarks
      Abortion: protect pain-capable unborn children (H.R. 1797), 
        consideration (H. Res. 266), H3713 [18JN]
      Agriculture: reauthorize certain programs (H.R. 1947), H3726 
        [18JN], H3921, H3922 [19JN]
      ------reauthorize certain programs (H.R. 2642), H4461 [11JY], 
        H6484 [10OC]
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 59), Senate 
        amendment, H6292, H6314 [5OC], H6355 [8OC], H6438 [9OC]
      Committee To Investigate and Report on the Attack on the 
        American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (House, Select): 
        establish (H. Res. 36), H1724 [21MR]
      Corps of Engineers: improve rivers and harbors and provide for 
        the conservation and development of water and related 
        resources (H.R. 3080), consideration (H. Res. 385), H6699 
        [23OC]
      Dept. of Education: encourage States to include the number of 
        enrolled public secondary school students attaining career and 
        technical education proficiencies in its annual State report 
        card, H4706 [18JY]
      ------support State and local accountability for public 
        education, inform parents of their schools' performance, and 
        support Impact Aid and homeless student services (H.R. 5), 
        H4706 [18JY]
      Dept. of HHS: require a scientific and economic analysis of the 
        FDA Food Safety Modernization Act before final regulations are 
        enforced, H3921, H3922 [19JN]
      Dept. of the Interior: restore non-Federal funding match 
        requirement for Historic Preservation Grants, H143, H144 
        [15JA]
      Dept. of the Treasury: prohibit from enforcing health care 
        reform (H.R. 2009), H5365 [2AU]
      FAA: making continuing appropriations (H.J. Res. 90), H6438 
        [9OC]
      Gosnell, Kermit: trial of women's health clinic doctor for 
        murder and violation of State law forbidding late term 
        abortions, H3713 [18JN]
      Government: shutdown relative to budget process, H6085 [1OC], 
        H6292, H6314 [5OC], H6355 [8OC], H6438 [9OC]
      Great Lakes Exploration Group, LLC.: tribute to possible 
        discovery of Le Griffon (vessel), E83 [4FE]
      Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care 
        related provisions (H.R. 45), H2697 [16MY]
      Hurricanes: making supplemental appropriations for recovery from 
        damage caused by Hurricane Sandy (H.R. 152), H143, H144 [15JA]
      Ishpeming, MI: tribute to Ishpeming High School football team, 
        E1769 [3DE]
      National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: observance, H6692 [23OC]
      National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: observance, H5866 
        [26SE]
      Oscar G. Johnson Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility, 
        Iron Mountain, MI: designate circle drive as Sergeant First 
        Class James D. Priestap Drive, H2446 [7MY]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: delay implementation 
        of the individual health insurance mandate, H6314 [5OC], H6355 
        [8OC]
      ------implementation, H6314 [5OC]
      ------provide for participation in health care exchanges by the 
        President, Vice President, Members of Congress, political 
        appointees, and congressional staff and limit subsidies, H6314 
        [5OC], H6355 [8OC]
      ------repeal, H7064 [14NO]
      ------repeal (H.R. 45), H2697 [16MY]
      U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: signing, H5896 [27SE]
      Veterans: improve veterans service organizations' access to 
        Federal surplus personal property (H.R. 1171), H4185 [8JY]
      ------increase rates of disability compensation for veterans 
        with service-connected disabilities and dependency and 
        indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled 
        veterans (S. 893), H6972 [12NO]
      ------making continuing appropriations for benefits (H.J. Res. 
        72), H6085 [1OC]
      Votes: position on missed, E710 [21MY]
  Tributes
      Butterfield, Paul, H5481 [11SE]
      Musser, R.D. (Dan), E479 [17AP]