[Congressional Record Index (2013)]
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CARTWRIGHT, MATTHEW A. (a Representative from Pennsylvania)

  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: prohibit Federal education funding for elementary and 
        secondary schools that provide on-campus access to abortion 
        providers (see H.R. 1122), H3760 [18JN]
      Agriculture: authorize voluntary grazing permit retirement on 
        certain Federal lands where livestock grazing is impractical 
        (see H.R. 2201), H5403 [2AU]
      ------provide assistance and opportunity to create and support 
        sustainable agriculture activities and improve access to 
        nutrition in U.S. cities (see H.R. 1933), H4040 [25JN]
      ------provide for a uniform national standard for the housing 
        and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 1731), H5767 [19SE]
      ------reform sugar price support program (see H.R. 693), H2775 
        [17MY]
      American Fighter Aces: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        685), H5174 [30JY]
      Animal Welfare Act: provide further protection for puppies (see 
        H.R. 847), H1430 [14MR]
      Animals: disapprove use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter 
        animals and support State laws requiring the use of drugs for 
        euthanasia by animal shelters (see H. Res. 208), H4146 [27JN]
      ------ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities 
        are obtained legally (see H.R. 2224), H6999 [12NO]
      ------prohibit the sale or transport of equines or equine parts 
        in interstate or foreign commerce for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 1094), H1633 [19MR]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 139), H2125 [17AP]
      Arlington National Cemetery: authorize burial of members who 
        served in the Tomb Guard Platoon of the 3d U.S. Infantry 
        Regiment which provides sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknowns 
        (see H.R. 2157), H4309 [9JY]
      Armed Forces: add a definition of spouse for purposes of 
        military personnel policies and military and veterans benefits 
        that recognize new State definitions of spouse (see H.R. 683), 
        H703 [27FE]
      ------award Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry 
        Regiment known as the Borinqueneers (see H.R. 1726), H5093 
        [26JY]
      ------commend, make permanent, oppose proposals to diminish 
        national security role of, and recognize the National Guard as 
        the foundation of the Operational Reserve (see H. Res. 75), 
        H5349 [1AU]
      ------express importance of easing the transition of members and 
        their families from military to civilian life (see H. Res. 
        104), H5176 [30JY]
      ------extend duration of Physical Disability Board of Review and 
        expand authority of such Board to review the separation of 
        members on the basis of a mental condition not amounting to 
        disability (see H.R. 975), H2570 [9MY]
      ------improve protections for servicemembers, surviving spouses, 
        and disabled veterans against mortgage foreclosures (see H.R. 
        1842), H4309 [9JY]
      ------notify members of the availability of mental health 
        services, help eliminate stigma associated with utilizing such 
        services, and clarify disclosure policies relative to members 
        utilizing such services (see H.R. 1464), H2775 [17MY]
      ------prohibit discrimination on the basis of military service 
        (see H.R. 2654), H4482 [11JY]
      ------provide for certain forms of physical therapy under the 
        TRICARE program (see H.R. 1705), H4485 [11JY]
      ------require continuation of tuition assistance programs for 
        members for the remainder of the fiscal year (see H.R. 1265), 
        H2161 [18AP]
      ------require that the Purple Heart occupy a position of 
        precedence above the new Distinguished Warfare Medal (see H.R. 
        833), H5548 [12SE]
      ------restore full working-age military retiree cost-of-living 
        adjustment by closing tax loopholes for offshore corporations 
        (see H.R. 3793), H8138 [3JA]
      ATF: repeal certain appropriations riders that limit ability to 
        administer Federal firearms laws (see H.R. 1728), H5175 [30JY]
      Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act: provide that 
        military technicians (dual status) shall be included in 
        military personnel accounts for purposes of any issued orders 
        (see H.R. 1014), H1993 [12AP]
      Best Buddies International, Inc.: provide assistance to support 
        expansion and development of mentoring programs (see H.R. 
        1008), H2839 [21MY]
      BLM: designate certain portions of the red rock canyons of the 
        Colorado Plateau and the Basin and Range Deserts in Utah as 
        wilderness (see H.R. 1630), H2959 [23MY]
      Blue Star Mothers of America Month: designate (see H. Res. 293), 
        H5090 [25JY]
      Boys Town (organization): mint coins in commemoration of 
        anniversary (see H.R. 2866), H7053 [13NO]
      Budget: eliminate sequestration (see H.R. 900), H984 [5MR]
      ------exempt the Crime Victims Fund from sequestration (see H.R. 
        2238), H5802 [20SE]
      ------provide the President with the authority to exempt a 
        portion of civilian Dept. of Defense personnel accounts 
        covering personnel who have served in the Armed Forces from 
        sequestration (see H.R. 2614), H5052 [24JY]
      ------provide the President with the authority to exempt 
        civilian Dept. of Defense personnel accounts from 
        sequestration (see H.R. 2613), H5052 [24JY]
      Buy American Act: require a certain percentage of domestic 
        content in green technologies purchased by Federal agencies, 
        States using Federal funds, and property eligible for certain 
        renewable energy tax credits (see H.R. 1524), H7111 [14NO]
      C.W. Bill Young Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bay 
        Pines, FL: designate (see H.R. 3302), H6674 [22OC]
      Children and youth: issue a semipostal stamp to support programs 
        targeted at improving permanency outcomes for youth in foster 
        care (see H.R. 2149), H5051 [24JY]
      ------require State child welfare agencies to promptly report 
        information on missing or abducted children to law enforcement 
        authorities (see H.R. 680), H7111 [14NO]
      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), H1430 [14MR]
      ------improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of 
        wages based on sex (see H.R. 377), H316 [1FE]
      ------prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual 
        orientation or gender identity (see H.R. 1755), H2351 [25AP]
      Clean Air Act: eliminate exemption for aggregation of emissions 
        from oil and gas development sources (see H.R. 1154), H1425 
        [14MR]
      Colleges and universities: increase amount of loan forgiveness 
        available to highly-qualified teachers employed in low-income 
        schools who teach in the same school district for five 
        consecutive years (see H.R. 2881), H6103 [1OC]
      ------support community college and industry partnerships (see 
        H.R. 2560), H4310 [9JY]
      Commission To Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer: establish 
        (see H.R. 1830), H4485 [11JY]
      Committee on Sexual Assault and Abuse in the Armed Forces 
        (House, Special): establish (see H. Res. 213), H3358 [12JN]
      Congress: establish the style for amending laws (see H.R. 760), 
        H2913 [22MY]
      ------refrain from conditioning the resolution of fiscal and 
        budgetary disputes on the taking of action on non-germane 
        legislative matters (see H. Res. 375), H6492 [10OC]
      Conservation of energy: establish a grant program to assist 
        retail power providers with establishment and operation of 
        energy conservation programs using targeted residential tree-
        planting (see H.R. 1807), H4485 [11JY]
      ------incorporate smart grid capability into Energy Star 
        Program, reduce peak electric demand, and reauthorize energy 
        efficiency public information program to include smart grid 
        information (see H.R. 2685), H4483 [11JY]
      ------promote energy savings in residential and commercial 
        buildings and industry (see H.R. 1616), H5175 [30JY]
      Contracts: allow contracting officers to consider information 
        regarding domestic employment before awarding a Federal 
        contract (see H.R. 1332), H4370 [10JY]
      ------establish fair procedures for arbitration clauses (see 
        H.R. 1844), H2483 [7MY]
      Controlled Substances Act: exclude industrial hemp from the 
        definition of marijuana (see H.R. 525), H5435 [9SE]
      Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical 
        Center, Philadelphia, PA: designate (see H.R. 454), H550 
        [14FE]
      Corporations: constitutional amendment to exclude from rights 
        given to natural persons, prohibit corporate spending on 
        elections, and affirm power of Congress and States to regulate 
        corporations and elections (see H.J. Res. 34), H1357 [12MR]
      Corps of Engineers: provide construction and major 
        rehabilitation funding for projects located on inland and 
        intracoastal waterways (see H.R. 1149), H2161 [18AP]
      Courts: protect the right of a claimant in a civil action before 
        a Federal court to retain a structured settlement broker to 
        negotiate the terms of payment of an award (see H.R. 3699), 
        H7687 [11DE]
      CPSC: remove exclusion of pistols, revolvers, and other firearms 
        from the definition of ``consumer product'' in order to permit 
        the issuance of safety standards (see H.R. 2464), H5175 [30JY]
      Credit: address certain issues relative to the extension of 
        consumer credit (see H.R. 990), H2161 [18AP]
      ------modify the definitions of a mortgage originator and a 
        high-cost mortgage to preserve access to manufactured housing 
        (see H.R. 1779), H3655 [14JN]
      ------provide for removal of default information from a 
        borrower's credit report with respect to certain rehabilitated 
        education loans (see H.R. 2561), H5548 [12SE]
      Crime: prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture (see 
        H.R. 366), H550 [14FE]
      Defense of Marriage Act: repeal and ensure respect for State 
        regulation of marriage (see H.R. 2523), H4078 [26JN]
      Dept. of Agriculture: establish a Healthy Food Financing 
        Initiative (see H.R. 2343), H5477 [10SE]
      ------extend period during which Supplemental Nutrition 
        Assistance Program benefits are temporarily increased (see 
        H.R. 3108), H6677 [22OC] (see H.R. 3353), H6827 [28OC]
      ------modernize conservation programs, protect long term 
        investments, increase small and midsize farmer's access to 
        programs, and prioritize modern-day conservation needs (see 
        H.R. 1890), H7153 [15NO]
      ------require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits 
        be calculated with reference to the cost of the low-cost food 
        plan as determined by the Dept. (see H.R. 2384), H8118 [16DE]
      Dept. of Commerce: authorize appropriations for the SelectUSA 
        Initiative (see H.R. 1413), H2775 [17MY]
      ------establish a coastal climate change adaptation planning and 
        response program (see H.R. 764), H5403 [2AU]
      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]
      ------enhance assistance for victims of sexual assault committed 
        by members of the Armed Forces (see H.R. 2002), H5090 [25JY]
      ------improve prevention and response to sexual assaults (see 
        H.R. 1593), H2123 [17AP]
      ------improve Uniform Code of Military Justice relative to sex-
        related offenses committed by members of the Armed Forces (see 
        H.R. 1867), H5051 [24JY]
      ------provide and implement insurance for workers on military 
        bases outside the U.S. under a Government self-insurance 
        program (see H.R. 2129), H5436 [9SE]
      ------require Inspector General investigation of allegations of 
        retaliatory personnel actions in response to protected 
        communications regarding sexual assault (see H.R. 1864), H2575 
        [13MY]
      ------review discharge characterizations of former members of 
        the Armed Forces discharged for sexual orientation (see H.R. 
        2839), H5088 [25JY]
      ------review operation of certain ships during the Vietnam Era 
        (see H.R. 1494), H4309 [9JY]
      Dept. of Education: authorize grant program to promote physical 
        education, activity, fitness, and nutrition, and ensure 
        healthy students (see H.R. 2178), H6770 [23OC]
      ------authorize national elementary and secondary service-
        learning program that promotes student academic achievement 
        (see H.R. 2268), H4309 [9JY]
      ------award grants to establish, expand, or support an existing 
        school-based mentoring program to assist at-risk middle school 
        students with transition to high school (see H.R. 2930), H5342 
        [1AU]
      ------create a demonstration project to fund additional 
        secondary school counselors in certain troubled schools to 
        reduce dropout rates (see H.R. 3435), H6953 [30OC]
      ------establish a comprehensive literacy program (see H.R. 
        2706), H4597 [17JY]
      ------establish a grant program to ensure that students in high-
        need schools have equal access to a quality education 
        delivered by an effective, diverse workforce (see H.R. 1334), 
        H2161 [18AP]
      ------establish an awards program recognizing excellence 
        exhibited by public school system employees providing services 
        to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education (see 
        H.R. 1763), H5175 [30JY]
      ------establish feeding program to provide nutritious food to 
        at-risk students on weekends and extended school holidays 
        during the school year (see H.R. 1395), H5175 [30JY]
      ------establish grants to support evidence-based social and 
        emotional learning programming (see H.R. 1875), H2532 [8MY]
      ------establish Office of Specialized Instructional Support 
        Services and provide grants to State educational agencies to 
        reduce barriers to learning (see H.R. 1940), H4309 [9JY]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (see H.R. 1433), H2067 [16AP] (see H.R. 1595), 
        H2123 [17AP]
      ------foster community involvement of students (see H.R. 2184), 
        H4309 [9JY]
      ------improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics 
        (STEM) education (see H.R. 3142), H6412 [8OC]
      ------increase recruitment and retention of school counselors, 
        social workers, psychologists, and other qualified 
        psychologists by low-income local educational agencies (see 
        H.R. 1854), H2483 [7MY]
      ------make grants to promote the education of pregnant and 
        parenting students (see H.R. 1845), H3990 [20JN]
      ------make grants to States to hire additional school-based 
        mental health and student service providers (see H.R. 320), 
        H1549 [15MR]
      ------provide grants for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and 
        automated external defibrillator training in public elementary 
        and secondary schools (see H.R. 2308), H8132 [23DE]
      ------provide grants to State educational agencies and 
        institutions of higher education to strengthen elementary and 
        secondary computer science education (see H.R. 2536), H5175 
        [30JY]
      ------restore and extend the grace period before repayment 
        begins on certain loans under the Federal Direct Loan Program 
        (see H.R. 2349), H5436 [9SE]
      ------strengthen student achievement and graduation rates, and 
        prepare young people for college, careers, and citizenship 
        through innovative partnerships (see H.R. 2237), H5090 [25JY]
      ------support teacher and school professional training on 
        awareness of student mental health conditions and suicide 
        prevention efforts (see H.R. 3536), H7252 [19NO]
      Dept. of Energy: enhance the energy security of U.S. allies by 
        approving exports of natural gas to NATO countries, Japan, or 
        any country found that such exports would enhance U.S. 
        national security (see H.R. 580), H5348 [1AU]
      ------provide for a program of research, development, 
        demonstration, and commercial application in vehicle 
        technologies (see H.R. 1027), H2354 [25AP]
      Dept. of HHS: award certain asthma-related grants to States that 
        permit trained school personnel to administer epinephrine (see 
        H.R. 2094), H5093 [26JY]
      ------develop a national strategic action plan to assist health 
        professionals in preparing for and responding to the public 
        health effects of climate change (see H.R. 2023), H4485 [11JY]
      ------establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing 
        ratio requirements in hospitals (see H.R. 1907), H3655 [14JN]
      ------establish Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program (see 
        H.R. 702), H1829 [21MR]
      ------establish safeguards and standards of quality for research 
        and transplantation of organs infected with HIV (see H.R. 
        698), H3995 [24JN]
      ------extend authorization of appropriations for operational 
        grants under the School-Based Health Centers Program (see H.R. 
        2632), H4485 [11JY]
      ------improve and enhance research and programs on childhood 
        cancer survivorship (see H.R. 2058), H5090 [25JY]
      ------improve and enhance research and treatments of childhood, 
        adolescent, and young adult cancer (see H.R. 2607), H4485 
        [11JY]
      ------include occupational therapists as behavioral and mental 
        health professionals for purposes of the National Health 
        Service Corps (see H.R. 1037), H4370 [10JY]
      ------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. 1339), H5589 [17SE]
      ------lift restrictions on research agencies from conducting 
        research on firearms safety and gun violence (see H.R. 321), 
        H8112 [12DE]
      ------provide cardiomyopathy education, awareness, and risk 
        assessment materials and resources and disseminate such 
        materials by State educational agencies to identify more at-
        risk families (see H.R. 565), H8126 [19DE]
      ------provide for the participation of physical therapists in 
        the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (see 
        H.R. 1252), H4485 [11JY]
      ------require States to help alien children in the child welfare 
        system apply for all available forms of immigration relief 
        (see H.R. 2036), H5090 [25JY]
      ------revise and extend projects relating to children and 
        violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive 
        mental health programs (see H.R. 628), H499 [13FE]
      Dept. of Justice: allow the denial of transfer of firearms or 
        the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or 
        suspected terrorists (see H.R. 720), H5348 [1AU]
      ------expand cause of action relative to the pattern of practice 
        of conduct by a governmental authority that deprives a person 
        of constitutional rights to adults as well as juveniles (see 
        H.R. 1967), H8118 [16DE]
      ------modify the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to 
        conform to performance rather than metallurgical content (see 
        H.R. 2566), H4143 [27JN]
      ------provide definitions of terms and services for community-
        based gang intervention to ensure funding for such 
        intervention is utilized in a cost-effective manner and 
        agencies are held accountable (see H.R. 2669), H6053 [30SE]
      ------provide for evidence-based and promising practices related 
        to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity 
        prevention and intervention (see H.R. 1318), H6643 [16OC]
      Dept. of Labor: provide grants for an Urban Jobs Program (see 
        H.R. 1340), H5051 [24JY]
      Dept. of State: establish Special Envoy To Promote Religious 
        Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South 
        Central Asia (see H.R. 301), H5089 [25JY]
      ------prioritize fight against human trafficking according to 
        congressional intent in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act 
        without increasing the size of the Federal Government (see 
        H.R. 2283), H6604 [15OC]
      Dept. of the Interior: authorize a National Heritage Area 
        Program (see H.R. 445), H628 [25FE]
      ------establish a program to build on and help coordinate 
        funding for restoration and protection efforts of the Delaware 
        River Basin region (see H.R. 644), H500 [13FE]
      ------provide technical or financial assistance to Hispanic-
        serving institutions for the establishment of historic 
        preservation training and degree programs (see H.R. 3178), 
        H6454 [9OC]
      Dept. of the Treasury: authorize States to use assistance 
        provided under the Hardest Hit Fund program to demolish 
        blighted structures (see H.R. 655), H4039 [25JN]
      Dept. of Transportation: making supplemental appropriations for 
        the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 
        (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program (see H.R. 1124), H1431 
        [14MR]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: amend the definition of spouse for 
        purposes of veterans' benefits to recognize new State 
        definitions of spouse (see H.R. 2529), H8132 [23DE]
      ------deem certain service in Reserve components as active 
        service for purpose of certain administered laws (see H.R. 
        679), H7153 [15NO]
      ------exempt reimbursements of expenses for accident, theft, 
        loss, or casualty loss from annual income determinations 
        relative to veterans' pensions (see H.R. 1438), H2804 [20MY]
      ------extend Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education (see H.R. 
        2011), H5090 [25JY]
      ------improve opportunity for veterans to use video conferencing 
        for hearings before the Board of Veterans' Appeals (see H.R. 
        2119), H4485 [11JY]
      ------pay provisional benefits for certain nonadjudicated claims 
        (see H.R. 1739), H4370 [10JY]
      ------provide certain disabled veterans beneficiary travel 
        program coverage for travel for certain special disabilities 
        rehabilitation (see H.R. 1284), H5589 [17SE]
      ------provide veterans with counseling and treatment for sexual 
        trauma that occurred during inactive duty training (see H.R. 
        2527), H4079 [26JN]
      ------repeal limitation of number of veterans authorized to be 
        enrolled in the Independent Living Program (see H.R. 3330), 
        H6768 [23OC]
      ------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), 
        H5174 [30JY]
      ------submit to Congress an annual report on the automatic 
        processing of claims for compensation (see H.R. 1805), H2571 
        [9MY]
      Depts. of Energy and Labor: establish a program to provide for 
        workforce training and education at community colleges in 
        sustainable energy (see H.R. 2029), H4599 [17JY]
      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. 328), H5399 [2AU]
      ------eliminate discrimination in State criminal and civil laws 
        for those living with HIV/AIDS (see H.R. 1843), H4080 [26JN]
      ------prohibit housing and credit decision discrimination on the 
        basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, 
        or source of income (see H.R. 2479), H4178 [28JN]
      Diseases: expand research and awareness activities relative to 
        scleroderma (see H.R. 1429), H4979 [23JY]
      ------require group and individual health insurance coverage and 
        group health plans to cover oral cancer drugs on terms no less 
        favorable than for cancer medications administered by a health 
        care provider (see H.R. 1801), H4524 [16JY]
      Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial: designate (see 
        H.R. 330), H2161 [18AP]
      Doherty, Glen: award Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously 
        (see H. Res. 325), H5345 [1AU]
      Drugs: make any substance containing hydrocodone a schedule II 
        drug under the Controlled Substances Act (see H.R. 1285), 
        H4080 [26JN]
      Economy: provide subsidized employment for unemployed, low-
        income adults, summer and year-round employment opportunities 
        for low-income youth, and work-based training for unemployed 
        adults and youth (see H.R. 2770), H4856 [22JY]
      ------provide tax relief for workers and businesses, rebuild and 
        modernize country's infrastructure, and provide pathways back 
        to work for those looking for jobs (see H.R. 2821), H5050 
        [24JY]
      Education: improve early education (see H.R. 1041), H5513 [11SE]
      ------improve early learning opportunities for prekindergarten 
        children (see H.R. 3461), H7508 [4DE]
      Elections: constitutional amendment on the authority of Congress 
        and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in 
        political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for 
        such campaigns (see H.J. Res. 31), H2027 [15AP]
      Electric power: provide for an independent assessment of the 
        future resilience and reliability of the electric power 
        transmission and distribution system (see H.R. 2962), H5344 
        [1AU]
      Employment: allow Americans to earn paid sick time to address 
        their own health needs and the health needs of their families 
        (see H.R. 1286), H2804 [20MY]
      ------permit employees to request, and ensure employers consider 
        requests for, flexible work terms and conditions (see H.R. 
        2559), H5175 [30JY]
      ------provide funds to States, local government, and community-
        based organizations to save and create local jobs through 
        retention, restoration, or expansion of services needed by 
        local communities (see H.R. 2889), H5260 [31JY]
      EPA: clarify that fill material cannot be comprised of waste in 
        order to protect water supplies (see H.R. 1837), H2571 [9MY]
      ------establish centers of excellence for innovative stormwater 
        control infrastructure (see H.R. 3449), H6997 [12NO]
      ------require testing of underground sources of drinking water 
        in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations (see H.R. 
        2983), H5396 [2AU]
      Equal Pay Day: observance (see H. Con. Res. 28), H2720 [16MY]
      FAA: issue regulations on secondary cockpit barriers (see H.R. 
        1775), H2391 [26AP]
      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), 
        H4309 [9JY]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave to care for a same-sex 
        spouse, domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, 
        grandchild, or grandparent with a serious health condition 
        (see H.R. 1751), H2719 [16MY]
      FBI: provide for procedures ensuring accuracy in employment-
        related background checks (see H.R. 2999), H6412 [8OC]
      ------report and obtain court approval for broad telephony 
        metadata collection searches (see H.R. 2684), H4483 [11JY]
      FCC: prescribe rules regulating inmate telephone service rates 
        (see H.R. 1403), H3760 [18JN]
      FDA: ensure safe use of cosmetics (see H.R. 1385), H5476 [10SE]
      Federal agencies and departments: eliminate unnecessary Federal 
        bank accounts (see H.R. 1856), H6103 [1OC]
      ------improve energy efficiency in Federal facilities by 
        encouraging entrance into energy savings performance contracts 
        and utility energy service contracts (see H.R. 2689), H6770 
        [23OC]
      Federal employees: allow conversion of temporary seasonal 
        wildland firefighters and other seasonal employees in Federal 
        land management agencies to permanent seasonal positions (see 
        H.R. 533), H5348 [1AU]
      ------protect income, benefits, and retirement (see H. Res. 
        388), H6675 [22OC]
      ------provide certain benefits to domestic partners (see H.R. 
        3135), H5765 [19SE]
      ------provide for the compensation of furloughed employees (see 
        H.R. 3223), H6290 [4OC]
      Federal Interagency Working Group on Reducing Poverty: establish 
        (see H.R. 2182), H5175 [30JY]
      FEMA: enhance existing programs providing disaster mitigation 
        assistance by encouraging States to adopt and actively enforce 
        State building codes (see H.R. 1878), H5403 [2AU]
      Financial institutions: provide certain credit unions with the 
        authority to make additional member business loans (see H.R. 
        688), H2396 [26AP]
      Financial Literacy Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        172), H2247 [23AP]
      Firearms: ensure greater accountability by licensed firearms 
        dealers (see H.R. 236), H84 [14JA]
      ------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), H2396 [26AP]
      ------ensure that individuals who should be prohibited from 
        buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal 
        Background Check System and require a background check for 
        every firearm sale (see H.R. 137), H628 [25FE]
      ------prevent gun trafficking (see H.R. 452), H660 [26FE] (see 
        H.R. 955), H2719 [16MY]
      ------provide victims of gun violence access to the same civil 
        remedies available to those injured through other means and 
        ensure the gun industry is not shielded from liability when 
        negligent (see H.R. 332), H221 [22JA]
      ------reauthorize ban on undetectable firearms and extend ban to 
        undetectable firearm receivers and ammunition magazines (see 
        H.R. 1474), H3760 [18JN]
      ------regulate assault weapons and ensure that the right to keep 
        and bear arms is not unlimited (see H.R. 437), H300 [29JA]
      ------require all handguns manufactured, sold, or imported into 
        the U.S. incorporate technology that precludes the average 5-
        year-old child from operating the handgun when it is ready to 
        fire (see H.R. 2567), H4143 [27JN]
      ------restrict ability of a person with certain Federal firearms 
        license revocations, denials, or notices, to transfer business 
        inventory firearms (see H.R. 93), H5767 [19SE]
      Flag--U.S.: provide Capitol-flown flags to the families of 
        deceased firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency 
        medical technicians, and other rescue workers (see H.R. 558), 
        H818 [28FE]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: provide for designation 
        of judges by the Speaker and minority leader of the House, the 
        majority and minority leaders of the Senate, and the Chief 
        Justice of the Supreme Court (see H.R. 2586), H4485 [11JY]
      Foreign trade: clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed 
        to address subsidies relative to a fundamentally undervalued 
        foreign currency (see H.R. 1276), H6998 [12NO]
      FTC: establish the Office for the Prevention of Fraud Targeting 
        Seniors (see H.R. 1953), H7153 [15NO]
      GAO: make permanent the requirement for annual reports on 
        reviews of the accuracy of Dept. of Veterans Affairs medical 
        budget submissions (see H.R. 806), H4485 [11JY]
      Haiti: measure progress of recovery and development efforts 
        following earthquake (see H.R. 1749), H5090 [25JY]
      Health care professionals: provide incentives to foreign-born 
        physicians to practice in rural and medically underserved 
        communities (see H.R. 2484), H7508 [4DE]
      Highlands Conservation Act: extend authorization (see H.R. 712), 
        H599 [15FE]
      Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, 
        strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of 
        Agriculture enforcement (see H.R. 1518), H2570 [9MY]
      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), 
        H2354 [25AP]
      Housing: permanently protect interests of tenants in the case of 
        any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property 
        and establish a right of action to enforce compliance with 
        such protections (see H.R. 3543), H8118 [16DE]
      Human rights: provide protections for sexually exploited and 
        trafficked girls in the U.S. and create criminal or civil 
        penalties for anyone who buys or sells a child through a 
        system of child trafficking (see H. Res. 387), H6675 [22OC]
      Hunger: recognize importance of U.S. leadership in addressing 
        the challenge of global maternal and child malnutrition (see 
        H. Res. 254), H6677 [22OC]
      Hunting and trapping: prohibit body-gripping traps in National 
        Wildlife Refuge System (see H.R. 3513), H7152 [15NO]
      Immigration: allow U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents 
        to sponsor their permanent partners for U.S. residence (see 
        H.R. 519), H599 [15FE] (see H.R. 717), H1860 [9AP]
      ------provide for special immigrant status for certain spouses 
        and children of employees of the U.S. Government abroad killed 
        in the line of duty (see H.R. 1781), H4309 [9JY]
      ------reform (see H.R. 15), H6173 [2OC]
      Independent Government Waste Reduction Board: establish (see 
        H.R. 530), H1829 [21MR]
      Iran: impose additional human rights and economic and financial 
        sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear 
        weapons (see H.R. 850), H1837 [25MR]
      Israel: include in the visa waiver program (see H.R. 300), H170 
        [15JA]
      ------independence anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 30), H3016 
        [3JN]
      ------strengthen strategic alliance with the U.S. (see H.R. 
        938), H1829 [21MR]
      Korea, Democratic People's Republic of: improve enforcement of 
        sanctions (see H.R. 1771), H5093 [26JY]
      Korean Peninsula: recognize historic importance of Korean War 
        and U.S. alliance with South Korea, honor service of U.S. 
        forces, end nuclear proliferation by North Korea, and 
        encourage peace and reunification (see H. Con. Res. 41), H4599 
        [17JY]
      Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling (see H.R. 2851), 
        H6770 [23OC]
      Mandela, Nelson R.: tribute (see H. Res. 434), H7689 [11DE]
      Medal of Honor: award to Bennie G. Adkins, Donald P. Sloat, and 
        certain other veterans who were previously recommended (see 
        H.R. 3304), H6675 [22OC]
      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. 1179), 
        H4039 [25JN]
      ------count the negotiated price of drugs provided free or at 
        nominal charge under compassionate treatment programs towards 
        incurred out-of-pocket costs (see H.R. 1239), H5435 [9SE]
      ------distribute additional information to beneficiaries to 
        prevent health care fraud (see H.R. 3616), H7354 [21NO]
      ------exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers 
        to wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and 
        biologicals (see H.R. 800), H4485 [11JY]
      ------extend Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and 
        increase payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital 
        program (see H.R. 1787), H3592 [13JN]
      ------permit certain providers licensed in a State to provide 
        telemedicine services to certain beneficiaries in a different 
        State (see H.R. 3077), H8118 [16DE]
      ------preserve access to urban Medicare-dependent hospitals (see 
        H.R. 1390), H2719 [16MY]
      ------prevent abusive billing of ancillary services (see H.R. 
        2914), H6644 [16OC]
      ------prevent budget sequestration from impacting payment for 
        physician-administered drugs (see H.R. 1416), H5175 [30JY]
      ------provide comprehensive audiology services to beneficiaries 
        (see H.R. 2330), H6676 [22OC]
      ------provide coverage of certified adult day care services (see 
        H.R. 3334), H6768 [23OC]
      ------provide eligible individuals with single chronic diseases 
        access to medication therapy management under the part D 
        prescription drug program (see H.R. 1024), H3357 [12JN]
      ------provide for expert advisory panel regarding relative value 
        scale process under the physician fee schedule (see H.R. 
        2545), H5589 [17SE]
      ------provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as 
        physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist 
        services (see H.R. 794), H5476 [10SE]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        713), H5513 [11SE]
      ------require drug manufacturers to provide rebates for drugs 
        dispensed to low-income individuals under the prescription 
        drug benefit program (see H.R. 1588), H4485 [11JY]
      ------require the Dept. of HHS to negotiate lower covered part D 
        prescription drug prices for beneficiaries (see H.R. 1102), 
        H3097 [4JN]
      ------strengthen and protect hospice programs (see H.R. 2302), 
        H5348 [1AU]
      Medicare/Medicaid: delay implementation schedule of the 
        reductions of disproportionate share hospital payments (see 
        H.R. 1920), H3592 [13JN]
      ------implement a demonstration project to examine costs and 
        benefits of providing payments for health care services 
        provided by purpose-built, continuing care retirement 
        communities to beneficiaries (see H.R. 2376), H7688 [11DE]
      ------provide coverage of voluntary advance care planning 
        consultation (see H.R. 1173), H6594 [14OC]
      Members of Congress: extend the basis for denial of retirement 
        credit to include conviction of any felony (see H.R. 1547), 
        H2027 [15AP]
      ------prohibit automatic salary adjustments for the remainder of 
        the 113th Congress (see H.R. 636), H599 [15FE]
      ------provide that Members shall be paid last whenever the U.S. 
        cannot satisfy obligations in a timely manner because public 
        debt limit has been reached (see H.R. 1884), H6290 [4OC]
      ------suspend salary during a Government shutdown (see H.R. 
        3224), H6290 [4OC]
      Mental health: increase access to community behavioral health 
        services and improve Medicaid reimbursement for such services 
        (see H.R. 1263), H5589 [17SE]
      Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 212), H2574 [13MY]
      Merit Systems Protection Board: extend right of appeal to 
        certain Postal Service employees (see H.R. 1431), H4827 [19JY]
      Middle East: reaffirm support for a negotiated two-state 
        solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (see H. Res. 
        365), H7508 [4DE]
      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 H.R. 1373), H4979 [23JY]
      ------place a moratorium on permitting for mountaintop removal 
        coal mining until health studies are conducted by the Dept. of 
        HHS (see H.R. 526), H410 [6FE]
      ------protect health care and pension benefits of miners (see 
        H.R. 980), H5834 [25SE]
      Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act: 
        reauthorize (see H.R. 262), H372 [5FE]
      National Animal Rescue Day: designate (see H. Res. 63), H4215 
        [8JY]
      National Cancer Prevention Day: designate (see H. Res. 50), H432 
        [8FE]
      National Center for Campus Public Safety: establish and operate 
        (see H.R. 359), H3654 [14JN]
      National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: designate (see H. 
        Res. 341), H5548 [12SE]
      National Infrastructure Development Bank: establish (see H.R. 
        2553), H4371 [10JY]
      National Nonprofit Day: designate (see H. Res. 345), H5547 
        [12SE]
      National Nurses Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        201), H4371 [10JY]
      National Park Service: mint coins in commemoration of 
        anniversary (see H.R. 627), H1632 [19MR]
      National Small Business Week: observance (see H. Res. 265), 
        H3760 [18JN]
      National Stroke Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 123), 
        H2656 [15MY]
      National Teacher Appreciation Week: observance (see H. Res. 
        167), H2354 [25AP]
      Native Americans: provide for the recognition of the Lumbee 
        Tribe of North Carolina (see H.R. 1803), H5802 [20SE]
      Navy: encourage commissioning of U.S.S. Somerset (LPD-25) in 
        Philadelphia, PA (see H. Res. 125), H1568 [18MR]
      Nelson Mandela International Day: observance (see H. Res. 282), 
        H4143 [27JN]
      News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by 
        providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of 
        information by persons connected with the news media (see H.R. 
        1962), H4370 [10JY]
      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), 
        H5175 [30JY]
      Northern Mariana Islands: convey certain submerged lands (see 
        H.R. 573), H412 [6FE]
      Pennsylvania: reauthorize Rivers of Steel National Heritage 
        Area, Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area, Delaware and 
        Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, and Schuylkill River Valley 
        National Heritage Area (see H.R. 2360), H3590 [13JN]
      Pennsylvania State University: tribute to IFC/Panhellenic Dance 
        Marathon (THON) to raise money for the Penn State Hershey 
        Children's Hospital Four Diamonds Fund (see H. Res. 103), 
        H1320 [6MR]
      Peres, Shimon: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 2939), 
        H8132 [23DE]
      Pharmaceuticals: preserve effectiveness of medically important 
        antimicrobials used in treatment of human and animal diseases 
        (see H.R. 1150), H2570 [9MY]
      Political campaigns: prohibit certain social welfare 
        organizations from participating or intervening in any 
        political campaign (see H.R. 2520), H4215 [8JY]
      ------reform the financing of congressional elections by 
        encouraging grassroots participation in the funding of 
        campaigns (see H.R. 268), H4523 [16JY]
      ------require disclosure to shareholders of any expenditure made 
        by companies in support of or in opposition to any candidate 
        for Federal, State, or local public office (see H.R. 2214), 
        H2964 [24MY]
      ------require shareholder authorization before a public company 
        may make certain political expenditures (see H.R. 1734), H5051 
        [24JY]
      Pollution: establish a task force to review policies and 
        measures to promote, and to develop best practices for, 
        reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (see H.R. 1943), 
        H5403 [2AU]
      Pope Francis: congratulate on election and recognize 
        inspirational statements and actions (see H. Res. 440), H8113 
        [12DE]
      Postal Service: ensure continuation of 6-day mail delivery 
        service (see H. Res. 30), H1861 [9AP]
      ------provide for the computation of normal-cost percentage for 
        postal employees as a separate and distinct class and the 
        disposition of certain excess retirement contributions (see 
        H.R. 961), H5589 [17SE]
      ------reinstate overnight delivery standards for market-dominant 
        products (see H.R. 2459), H5589 [17SE]
      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), H6175 [2OC]
      Privacy: update privacy protections for electronic 
        communications information that is stored by third-party 
        service providers in order to protect consumer privacy while 
        meeting law enforcement needs (see H.R. 1852), H4309 [9JY]
      Public debt: provide for an orderly process by which the debt 
        ceiling is increased by permitting the Dept. of the Treasury 
        to increase the debt ceiling unless blocked by a supermajority 
        of Congress (see H.R. 233), H224 [22JA]
      Public Health Service: submit annual report on the effects of 
        gun violence on public health (see H.R. 2465), H5175 [30JY]
      Public Lands Corps Act: provide service-learning opportunities 
        on public lands, restore natural, cultural, historic, 
        archeological, recreational, and scenic resources, and train 
        new land managers (see H.R. 1351), H1823 [21MR]
      Puerto Rico: set forth the process to be admitted as a State 
        (see H.R. 2000), H7508 [4DE]
      Rare Disease Day: designate (see H. Res. 91), H816 [28FE]
      Renewable energy: promote development of renewable energy on 
        public lands (see H.R. 596), H5476 [10SE]
      Ride, Sally K.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 2422), 
        H3758 [18JN]
      Rustin, Bayard: tribute (see H. Res. 319), H5404 [2AU]
      SBA: extend availability of low-interest mortgage refinancing 
        under the local development business loan program (see H.R. 
        1240), H5090 [25JY]
      Schools: address and take action to prevent bullying and 
        harassment of students (see H.R. 1199), H3654 [14JN]
      ------end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual 
        orientation or gender identity in public schools (see H.R. 
        1652), H2158 [18AP]
      Science: establish a position of Science Laureate of the U.S. 
        (see H.R. 1891), H5090 [25JY]
      SEC: prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements (see 
        H.R. 2998), H8118 [16DE]
      Senior citizens: establish a consumer price index for elderly 
        consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social 
        Security (see H.R. 1585), H4370 [10JY] (see H.R. 2154), H5348 
        [1AU]
      ------establish a consumer price index for elderly consumers to 
        compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security and 
        Medicare benefits (see H.R. 1030), H4485 [11JY]
      Slavery: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary of the 
        adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution which 
        officially abolished slavery (see H.R. 2633), H5834 [25SE]
      Small business: provide assistance to small businesses providing 
        low-income individuals with green jobs (see H.R. 2863), H5173 
        [30JY]
      ------suspend fines under certain circumstances for first-time 
        paperwork violations (see H.R. 1321), H3256 [10JN]
      Social Security: eliminate waiting period for entitlement to 
        disability benefits (see H.R. 2047), H2774 [17MY]
      ------ensure prompt access to SSI, disability, and Medicaid 
        benefits for persons released from certain public institutions 
        (see H.R. 3123), H5654 [18SE]
      ------establish consistent requirements for the electronic 
        content and format of data used in the administration of 
        certain human services programs (see H.R. 948), H4370 [10JY]
      ------improve old-age, survivors, and disability insurance 
        program, provide cash relief for years when annual cost-of-
        living increases do not take effect, and provide benefit 
        protection (see H.R. 649), H1958 [11AP]
      ------prevent use of chained consumer price index (CPI) to 
        calculate the cost-of-living adjustments in benefits (see H. 
        Con. Res. 34), H2159 [18AP]
      ------provide that the waiting period for disability insurance 
        benefits shall not apply to recovering servicemembers (see 
        H.R. 1488), H5262 [31JY]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 1795), H8132 [23DE]
      ------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. 1015), H8118 [16DE]
      ------strengthen by reforming the benefit formula and the 
        calculation of cost-of-living adjustments and improving the 
        long-term condition of the trust fund (see H.R. 3118), H5588 
        [17SE]
      ------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. 3050), H5398 [2AU]
      Social Work Reinvestment Commission: establish (see H.R. 1466), 
        H2775 [17MY]
      Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act: reauthorize (see 
        H.R. 1008), H2839 [21MY]
      SSI: update eligibility (see H.R. 1601), H7253 [19NO]
      States: carry out congressional redistricting in accordance with 
        a process under which the public is informed of proposals and 
        has the opportunity to participate in their development prior 
        to adoption (see H.R. 337), H4979 [23JY]
      Supreme Court: permit televising of proceedings (see H.R. 96), 
        H4523 [16JY]
      ------promulgate a code of ethics for Justices (see H.R. 2902), 
        H6644 [16OC]
      Taxation: allow a credit for qualified conservation 
        contributions which include national scenic trails (see H.R. 
        474), H1430 [14MR]
      ------allow a refundable credit for volunteer members of 
        volunteer firefighting and emergency medical service 
        organizations (see H.R. 2476), H5348 [1AU]
      ------allow deduction equal to fair market value for charitable 
        contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly 
        compositions created by the donor (see H.R. 2482), H6604 
        [15OC]
      ------allow Head Start teachers the same above-the-line 
        deduction for supplies as is allowed to elementary and 
        secondary school teachers (see H.R. 2141), H4485 [11JY]
      ------allow taxpayers to designate overpayments of tax as 
        contributions to the homeless veterans assistance fund (see 
        H.R. 2797), H5404 [2AU]
      ------apply payroll taxes to remuneration up to the contribution 
        and benefit base and to remuneration in excess of certain 
        amounts (see H.R. 1029), H2719 [16MY]
      ------authorize new empowerment zone designations for urban 
        areas with high unemployment and high foreclosure rates (see 
        H.R. 3535), H7312 [20NO]
      ------clarify that tar sands are crude oil for purposes of the 
        Federal excise tax on petroleum (see H.R. 786), H1911 [10AP]
      ------encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign 
        outsourcing (see H.R. 851), H1721 [20MR]
      ------establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability 
        expenses of family members with disabilities (see H.R. 647), 
        H7446 [3DE]
      ------extend and expand the deduction for certain expenses of 
        elementary and secondary school teachers (see H.R. 3490), 
        H7608 [9DE]
      ------extend and modify the railroad track maintenance credit 
        (see H.R. 721), H6998 [12NO]
      ------extend energy credit for certain property under 
        construction (see H.R. 2502), H6604 [15OC]
      ------extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of 
        qualified principal residence indebtedness (see H.R. 2994), 
        H7628 [10DE]
      ------extend the qualifying advanced energy project credit (see 
        H.R. 1424), H2249 [23AP]
      ------extend the renewable energy credit for wind, geothermal, 
        hydro, and marine power and eliminate certain tax credits for 
        oil and gas drilling and production (see H.R. 2539), H4142 
        [27JN]
      ------extend the work opportunity tax credit for veterans (see 
        H.R. 3327), H8138 [3JA]
      ------impose a retail tax on disposable carryout bags (see H.R. 
        1686), H4827 [19JY]
      ------increase the deduction allowed for student loan interest 
        (see H.R. 1527), H3253 [6JN]
      ------jointly address corporate and pass-through entity tax 
        reform in a fiscally responsible manner and reduce rate 
        differences between such entities while maintaining adequate 
        forms of organization for businesses (see H. Res. 359), H6677 
        [22OC]
      ------make permanent the above-the-line deduction for certain 
        elementary and secondary school teacher expenses (see H.R. 
        3318), H6768 [23OC]
      ------make permanent the special rule for contributions of 
        qualified conservation contributions (see H.R. 2807), H5049 
        [24JY]
      ------modify exclusion for transportation benefits (see H.R. 
        2288), H7508 [4DE]
      ------permanently extend and expand deduction for charitable 
        contributions of food inventory (see H.R. 2945), H8138 [3JA]
      ------permanently extend lower threshold for refundable portion 
        of child tax credit and adjust credit for inflation (see H.R. 
        769), H2719 [16MY]
      ------promote savings through a credit for low- and middle-
        income taxpayers who deposit tax refunds into designated 
        savings options (see H.R. 2917), H5342 [1AU]
      ------provide a tax credit for owning certain disaster resilient 
        property (see H.R. 2241), H4485 [11JY]
      ------provide an additional religious exemption from the 
        individual health coverage mandate (see H.R. 1814), H2656 
        [15MY]
      ------provide an exclusion from gross income for AmeriCorps 
        educational awards (see H.R. 2737), H5477 [10SE]
      ------provide exclusion for assistance provided to certain 
        veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness program 
        participants (see H.R. 1125), H6643 [16OC]
      ------provide for an investment credit relative to the 
        production of electricity from offshore wind (see H.R. 924), 
        H4370 [10JY]
      ------provide for identification of corporate tax haven 
        countries and increased penalties for tax evasion practices in 
        haven countries that ship U.S. jobs overseas (see H.R. 2740), 
        H4724 [18JY]
      ------reduce excise tax rate on beer produced domestically by 
        certain qualifying producers (see H.R. 494), H1829 [21MR]
      ------reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum 
        effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (see H.R. 766), 
        H594 [15FE]
      ------repeal phasedown of the credit percentage for the 
        dependent care credit (see H.R. 1978), H2959 [23MY]
      Transportation Security Administration: provide expedited air 
        passenger screening to severely injured or disabled Armed 
        Forces members and veterans (see H.R. 1344), H2027 [15AP]
      Travel and tourism: facilitate international travel to the U.S. 
        by reforming visa procedures for certain foreign nationals 
        (see H.R. 1354), H5051 [24JY]
      Tubman, Harriet: establish the Harriet Tubman National 
        Historical Park in Auburn, NY, and the Harriet Tubman 
        Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, 
        Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, MD (see H.R. 664), H2396 
        [26AP]
      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: lead a multiagency effort to 
        slow the spread of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi and 
        Ohio River basins and tributaries (see H.R. 358), H1837 [25MR]
      U.S. Office for Contingency Operations: establish (see H.R. 
        2606), H5767 [19SE]
      Unemployment: extend unemployment benefits (see H.R. 3546), 
        H7365 [22NO]
      Veterans: ensure education and training received by Armed Forces 
        members and veterans better assists them in obtaining civilian 
        certifications and licenses (see H.R. 1796), H5589 [17SE]
      ------extend work opportunity tax credit to certain veterans, 
        improve coordination of job training services, and improve 
        Federal contracting with small businesses owned by disabled 
        veterans (see H.R. 2056), H5476 [10SE]
      ------improve ability of health care professionals to treat 
        veterans via telemedicine (see H.R. 2001), H6902 [29OC]
      ------increase rates of disability compensation for veterans 
        with service-connected disabilities and dependency and 
        indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled 
        veterans (see H.R. 569, 570), H1398 [13MR]
      ------provide for reemployment of certain persons following 
        absences from a position to obtain medical treatment for 
        certain injuries and illnesses (see H.R. 1774), H2391 [26AP]
      Veterinarians: allow transport and dispensing of controlled 
        substances in the usual course of veterinary practice outside 
        of the registered location (see H.R. 1528), H8118 [16DE]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 11), H372 
        [5FE]
      Voting: constitutional amendment on the right to vote (see H.J. 
        Res. 44), H2775 [17MY]
      ------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), H4980 [23JY]
      ------promote early voting in Federal elections and prevent 
        unreasonable waiting times for voters at polling places used 
        in such elections (see H.R. 50), H1860 [9AP]
      ------require States to permit individuals to register to vote 
        in an election for Federal office on the date of the election 
        (see H.R. 280), H5262 [31JY]
      Water pollution: require disclosure of chemicals used in 
        hydraulic fracturing and repeal the oil and gas industry 
        exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act (see H.R. 1921), 
        H3760 [18JN]
      Wildlife: establish improved regulatory process for injurious 
        wildlife to prevent introduction and establishment in the U.S. 
        of nonnative wildlife and wild animal pathogens and parasites 
        (see H.R. 996), H4523 [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 
        H.R. 1975), H2602 [14MY]
      ------remove deadline for ratification of constitutional 
        amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. Res. 43), H3016 
        [3JN]
      Woods, Tyrone: award Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously 
        (see H. Res. 325), H5345 [1AU]
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 
        Civil Air Patrol (see H.R. 755), H4598 [17JY]
      ------award Congressional Gold Medal to the First Special 
        Service Force (see H.R. 324), H2839 [21MY]
      Yosemite National Park: modify boundaries (see H.R. 1677), H2246 
        [23AP]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Armed Forces: grant family of members temporary annual leave 
        during deployment of such members (see H.R. 1333), H1822 
        [21MR]
      Corp. for National and Community Service: anniversary (see H. 
        Res. 355), H5833 [25SE]
      Dept. of Education: require certain institutions of higher 
        education to provide notice of tuition levels for students 
        (see H.R. 2020), H2716 [16MY]
      ------require local educational agencies to implement a policy 
        on allergy bullying (see H.R. 3660), H7566 [5DE]
      Dept. of HHS: authorize Federal assistance to State adult 
        protective services programs to implement a network of elder 
        abuse prevention and response measures (see H.R. 3090), H5546 
        [12SE]
      ------provide grants for treatment of heroin, cocaine, 
        methamphetamine, ecstasy, and PCP abuse (see H.R. 2130), H2952 
        [23MY]
      Dept. of Justice: provide the Depts. of Defense and Veterans 
        Affairs authority to establish a prescription drug take-back 
        program for Armed Forces members and veterans (see H.R. 3714), 
        H8107 [12DE]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct study on stormwater runoff from 
        oil and gas operations (see H.R. 1175), H1426 [14MR]
      Dept. of the Treasury: provide for the purchase of paper U.S. 
        savings bonds with tax refunds (see H.R. 3385), H6951 [30OC]
      Dept. of Transportation: modify minimum levels of financial 
        responsibility for the transportation of property (see H.R. 
        2730), H4724 [18JY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: improve authority to hire 
        psychiatrists (see H.R. 2540), H4142 [27JN]
      ------provide unlimited eligibility for health care for mental 
        illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain 
        periods of hostilities and war (see H.R. 1725), H2349 [25AP]
      EPA: regulate wastes associated with the exploration, 
        development, or production of crude oil, natural gas, or 
        geothermal energy (see H.R. 2825), H5087 [25JY]
      Federal employees: ensure the percentage increase in rates of 
        pay for prevailing wage employees is equal to the percentage 
        increase received by other Federal employees in the same pay 
        locality (see H.R. 3573), H7352 [21NO]
      ------limit number of local wage areas within a General Schedule 
        pay locality (see H.R. 2450), H3988 [20JN]
      Financial literacy: provide grants to promote (see H.R. 2920), 
        H5342 [1AU]
      Foreign trade: require foreign manufacturers of products 
        imported into the U.S. to establish registered agents in the 
        U.S. who are authorized to accept service of process against 
        such manufacturers (see H.R. 1910), H2567 [9MY]
      Holmes, Larry: tribute (see H. Res. 251), H3251 [6JN]
      House Rules: require a reading of the names of Armed Forces 
        members who died in the previous month as a result of combat 
        operations (see H. Res. 412), H7110 [14NO]
      Medicare: provide coverage of hearing aids and related hearing 
        services (see H.R. 3150), H5766 [19SE]
      Pensions: protect Federal and military retirees by expanding 
        Truth in Lending Act disclosure provisions when a Federal or 
        military pension is used as consideration by predatory lenders 
        (see H.R. 3310), H6767 [23OC]
      Political campaigns: require corporations and labor 
        organizations to disclose to shareholders and or members 
        amounts disbursed for certain political activity (see H.R. 
        2670), H4482 [11JY]
      Schools: require local school wellness policies to include a 
        requirement that students receive a certain amount of school 
        nutrition education per school year (see H.R. 1500), H1956 
        [11AP]
      Taxation: allow credit for amounts paid by a spouse of an Armed 
        Forces member for a new State license or certification 
        required due to permanent change in duty station of such 
        member to another State (see H.R. 1620), H2157 [18AP]
      Voting: provide employees with paid leave in order to vote in 
        Federal elections (see H.R. 2350), H3590 [13JN]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Armed Forces: grant family of members temporary annual leave 
        during deployment of such members (H.R. 1333), H1826 [21MR]
      Dept. of Education: require certain institutions of higher 
        education to provide notice of tuition levels for students 
        (H.R. 2020), H2718 [16MY]
      ------require local educational agencies to implement a policy 
        on allergy bullying (H.R. 3660), H7567 [5DE]
      Dept. of HHS: authorize Federal assistance to State adult 
        protective services programs to implement a network of elder 
        abuse prevention and response measures (H.R. 3090), H5547 
        [12SE]
      ------provide grants for treatment of heroin, cocaine, 
        methamphetamine, ecstasy, and PCP abuse (H.R. 2130), H2956 
        [23MY]
      Dept. of Justice: provide the Depts. of Defense and Veterans 
        Affairs authority to establish a prescription drug take-back 
        program for Armed Forces members and veterans (H.R. 3714), 
        H8109 [12DE]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct study on stormwater runoff from 
        oil and gas operations (H.R. 1175), H1429 [14MR]
      Dept. of the Treasury: provide for the purchase of paper U.S. 
        savings bonds with tax refunds (H.R. 3385), H6955 [30OC]
      Dept. of Transportation: modify minimum levels of financial 
        responsibility for the transportation of property (H.R. 2730), 
        H4725 [18JY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: improve authority to hire 
        psychiatrists (H.R. 2540), H4144 [27JN]
      ------provide unlimited eligibility for health care for mental 
        illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain 
        periods of hostilities and war (H.R. 1725), H2352 [25AP]
      EPA: regulate wastes associated with the exploration, 
        development, or production of crude oil, natural gas, or 
        geothermal energy (H.R. 2825), H5089 [25JY]
      Federal employees: ensure the percentage increase in rates of 
        pay for prevailing wage employees is equal to the percentage 
        increase received by other Federal employees in the same pay 
        locality (H.R. 3573), H7355 [21NO]
      ------limit number of local wage areas within a General Schedule 
        pay locality (H.R. 2450), H3989 [20JN]
      Financial literacy: provide grants to promote (H.R. 2920), H5346 
        [1AU]
      Foreign trade: require foreign manufacturers of products 
        imported into the U.S. to establish registered agents in the 
        U.S. who are authorized to accept service of process against 
        such manufacturers (H.R. 1910), H2569 [9MY]
      Medicare: provide coverage of hearing aids and related hearing 
        services (H.R. 3150), H5767 [19SE]
      Pensions: protect Federal and military retirees by expanding 
        Truth in Lending Act disclosure provisions when a Federal or 
        military pension is used as consideration by predatory lenders 
        (H.R. 3310), H6769 [23OC]
      Political campaigns: require corporations and labor 
        organizations to disclose to shareholders and or members 
        amounts disbursed for certain political activity (H.R. 2670), 
        H4484 [11JY]
      Schools: require local school wellness policies to include a 
        requirement that students receive a certain amount of school 
        nutrition education per school year (H.R. 1500), H1957 [11AP]
      Taxation: allow credit for amounts paid by a spouse of an Armed 
        Forces member for a new State license or certification 
        required due to permanent change in duty station of such 
        member to another State (H.R. 1620), H2159 [18AP]
      Voting: provide employees with paid leave in order to vote in 
        Federal elections (H.R. 2350), H3591 [13JN]
  Letters
      Government shutdown impact on federally assisted low-income 
        housing programs: Lori Sywensky, Northampton County, PA, 
        Housing Authority, H6463 [10OC]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      House of Representatives, H553 [15FE], H2810 [21MY]
  Remarks
      Adonizio, Charles A.: Pittston (PA) Dispatch Greater Pittston 
        Person of the Year Award recipient, E258 [7MR]
      Agriculture: reauthorize certain programs (H.R. 2642), 
        consideration (H. Res. 295), H4388 [11JY]
      Appalachian Regional Commission: funding, H4354 [10JY]
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 59), H5757 [19SE]
      ------making continuing (H.J. Res. 59), Senate amendment, H5937 
        [28SE], H6120 [2OC]
      ------making continuing (H.J. Res. 59), unanimous-consent 
        request, H6079 [1OC]
      Ashby, Andrew J.: Greater Pittston, PA, Friendly Sons of St. 
        Patrick (organization) Francis Swingle Award recipient, 
        E311 [15MR]
      Budget: repeal sequestration while achieving balance in deficit 
        reduction between revenue and cuts and between non-defense and 
        defense cuts and invest in job creation (H.R. 505), H694 
        [27FE]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2014-2023 (H. Con. 
        Res. 25), H1535 [15MR]
      C.F. Martin & Co.: anniversary, E1634 [12NO]
      Carbondale, PA: anniversary of Monsignor William Farrell 
        Division 2 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, E178 
        [25FE]
      Casper, Mark: Greater Pittston, PA, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick 
        (organization) Man of the Year award recipient, E309 
        [15MR]
      Ciampi, Lou, Sr.: Italian American Association of Luzerne 
        County, PA, Person of the Year award recipient, E1489 
        [11OC]
      Climate: GAO inclusion of global warming on high-risk list, 
        H6879 [29OC]
      ------global warming, H553 [15FE], H6879 [29OC], H7429 [3DE]
      Congress: importance of bipartisanship, H6915 [30OC]
      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), H6703 
        [23OC]
      ------prohibit enforcement of streamlined environmental review 
        process until the current backlog of authorized projects is 
        reduced, H6703 [23OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: reform the Supplemental Nutrition 
        Assistance Program, commodity distribution programs, and other 
        food and nutrition programs (H.R. 3102), H5755, H5756 [19SE]
      ------Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding, H4388 
        [11JY]
      Dept. of Defense: allow public-private competition for certain 
        programs, projects, or activities, H3534 [13JN]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities, 
        prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction 
        (H.R. 1960), H3534 [13JN]
      ------impact of budget sequestration, H4532 [17JY]
      Dept. of Education: establish interest rates for new student 
        loans made on or after a certain date (H.R. 1911), H2904 
        [22MY], H3107 [5JN], H4864 [23JY]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (H.R. 1433), H2904 [22MY], H3107 [5JN]
      ------protect students from higher education costs and increased 
        student loan interest rates, H2904 [22MY]
      ------require certain institutions of higher education to 
        provide notice of tuition levels for students (H.R. 2020), 
        H2905 [22MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: improve authority to hire 
        psychiatrists (H.R. 2540), H5870 [26SE]
      ------provide unlimited eligibility for health care for mental 
        illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain 
        periods of hostilities and war (H.R. 1725), H5870 [26SE]
      Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: improve and enhance 
        programs and activities on suicide prevention, H5869 [26SE]
      Druffner, Lewis: Pittston (PA) Dispatch Joseph Saporito Lifetime 
        of Service Award recipient, E256 [7MR]
      Economy: impact of budget sequestration, H464 [13FE], H694 
        [27FE], H1871 [10AP], H2810 [21MY], H5483 [11SE], H5756 [19SE]
      ------impact of immigration reform, H4582 [17JY]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2609), 
        H4354 [10JY]
      Falcone, Sam, Sr.: Italian American Association of Luzerne 
        County, PA, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, 
        E1494 [11OC]
      Federal employees: make persons having seriously delinquent tax 
        debts ineligible for Federal employment (H.R. 249), H2008 
        [15AP]
      Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: improve attorney 
        accountability to reduce frivolous lawsuits (H.R. 2655), H7075 
        [14NO]
      Foreign trade: require foreign manufacturers of products 
        imported into the U.S. to establish registered agents in the 
        U.S. who are authorized to accept service of process against 
        such manufacturers (H.R. 1910), H2916 [23MY]
      Government: shutdown relative to budget process, H6120 [2OC]
      Hurricanes: anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, H6879 [29OC], H6930 
        [30OC]
      Immigration: reform, H3699 [18JN], H4582 [17JY]
      ------reform (S. 744), H4321 [10JY]
      Jamie Kotula Foundation: tribute, E1141 [25JY]
      Kelly, Joseph P.: Greater Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friendly Sons of St. 
        Patrick (organization) Man of the Year award recipient, 
        E307 [15MR]
      Luzerne County, PA, Head Start, Inc.: anniversary, E734 
        [23MY]
      Motor vehicles: reduce size of heavy trucks, H2232 [23AP]
      National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: observance, H5869 
        [26SE]
      Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank (organization): 
        anniversary, E1436 [4OC]
      Oppenheim, Jane E.: B'nai B'rith Amos Lodge No. 136 honoree, 
        E698 [17MY]
      Orwigsburg, PA: anniversary, E449 [12AP]
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact of 
        implementation on health care, coverage, costs, and 
        accessibility, H7081 [14NO]
      ------implementation, H6120 [2OC]
      Pittston, PA: anniversary of Pittston Tomato Festival, 
        E1256 [9SE]
      Power resources: national energy policy, H553 [15FE]
      Public debt: prioritize obligations on the debt held by the 
        public in the event that the debt ceiling is reached, H5757 
        [19SE], H5937 [28SE]
      Scranton, PA: tribute to St. Joseph's Center, E977 
        [26JN]
      Taiwan: observance of National Day, E1368 [25SE]
      Tamaqua, PA: anniversary of South Ward Fire Co., E1633 
        [12NO]
      University of Scranton: anniversary, E1137 [25JY]
      Votes: position on missed, H1384 [13MR]
      Wilkes-Barre, PA: anniversary of Knights of Columbus Wilkes-
        Barre Council 302, E55 [23JA]
  Tributes
      Burke, Austin J., E1309 [12SE]
      Frank, Carl N., E1629 [12NO]
      Labar, Ronald, E384 [9AP]
      Morelli, John J., E858 [14JN]
      O'Donnell, Margaret (Peggy Sue), E233 [4MR]
      Repsher, Merlin, E385 [9AP]
      Ruddy, Gene, E1394 [27SE]
      Steveskey, Jay, E709 [21MY]
      Uggiano, William J., E55 [23JA]