[U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual]
[Chapter 19 - Congressional Record, Congressional Record Index]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


Code of laws of the United States and rules for publication of the
Congressional Record 
Title 44, Section 901. Congressional Record: Arrangement, style, 
contents, and indexes.--The Joint Committee on Printing shall control 
the arrangement and style of the Congressional Record, and while 
providing that it shall be substantially a verbatim report of 
proceedings, shall take all needed action for the reduction of 
unnecessary bulk. It shall provide for the publication of an index of 
the Congressional Record semimonthly during and at the close of 
sessions of Congress. 

Title 44, Section 904. Congressional Record: Maps, diagrams,
illustrations.--Maps, diagrams, or illustrations may not be inserted in 
the Record without the approval of the Joint Committee on Printing. 

General rules 
The rules governing document work (FIC & punc.) apply to the 
Congressional Record, except as may be noted herein. The same general 
style should be followed in the permanent (bound) Record as is used in 
the daily Record. It is important to be familiar with the exceptions 
and the forms peculiar to the Record. 

Much of the data printed in the Congressional Record is forwarded to 
the GPO via fiber optic transmission using the captured keystrokes of 
the floor reporters. Element identifier codes are programmatically 
inserted, and galley output is accomplished without manual 
intervention. It is not cost-effective to prepare the accompanying 
manuscript as per the GPO Style Manual, and it is too time-consuming to 
update and change the data once it is already in type form. Therefore, 
the Record is to be FIC & punc. Because of its volume, it is not necessary
to stamp the manuscript FIC & punc. However, Record style will be followed, 
as stated in the following rules: 

Daily and permanent Record texts are set in 8-point type on a 9-point 
body. Extracts are set in 7-point type on an 8-point body. 

An F-dash will be used preceding 8-point cap lines in the proceedings 
of the Senate and House. 

All 7-point extracts and poetry will carry 2 points of space above and 
below unless heads appear, which generate their own space. 

All extracts are set 7 point unless otherwise ordered by the Joint 
Committee on Printing. 

Except as noted below, all communications from the President must be 
set in 8 point, but if such communications contain extracts, etc., the 
extracts are set in 7 point. 

An address of the President delivered outside of Congress or referred 
to as an extract is set in 7 point. 

A letter from the President to the Senate is set in 7 point when any 
form of treaty is enclosed that is to be printed in the Record in 
connection therewith. The letter is set in 7 point whether the treaty 
follows or precedes it or is separated from it by intervening matter. 

In all quoted amendments and excerpts of bills and in reprinting bills, 
the style and manuscript as printed in the bill will be followed. 

Except where otherwise directed, profanity, obscene wording, or extreme 
vulgarisms are to be deleted and a 3-em dash substituted. 

All manuscript submitted in a foreign language will not be printed. It 
will be returned for translation and resubmitted for printing in the 
next Record. 

Extreme caution must be used in making corrections in manuscript, and 
no important change will be made without proper authorization. 

Observe the lists of names of Senators, Representatives, and Delegates,
committees of both Houses, and duplicate names. Changes caused by 
death, resignation, or otherwise must be noted. There is no excuse for 
error in the spelling of names of Senators, Representatives, or 
department offi  cials. In case of doubt, the Congressional Directory 
will be the authority. 

Datelines should be followed on Extensions of Remarks. If any question 
arises as to the proper date to be used, a supervisor must be 
consulted. 

Indented matter in leaderwork will be 1 em only. 

Do not write queries on proofs. 

Capitalization 
(See also Chapter 3 ``Capitalization Rules'') 

If the name of the Congressional Record is mentioned, it must be set in 
caps and small caps and never abbreviated, even when appearing in 
citations, except in extract matter, then cap/lowercase. 

The name of a Senator or a Representative preceding his or her direct 
remarks is set in caps and is followed by a period with equal spacing 
to be used. 

The name of a Senator or a Representative used in connection with a 
bill or other paper�that is, in an adjectival sense�is lowercased, as 
the Hawkins bill, the Fish amendment, etc.; but Fish�s amendment, etc. 

The names of Members and Members-elect of both Houses of the Congress,
including those of the Vice President and Speaker, will be printed in 
caps and small caps if mention is made of them, except in extract 
matter. 

Deceased Members' names will be set in caps and small caps in eulogies 
only on the first day the House or Senate is in session following the 
death of a Member, in a speech carrying date when the Member was 
eulogized, or on memorial day in the Senate and House. Eulogy day in 
one House will be treated the same in the other. 

Certificates of Senators-elect of a succeeding Congress are usually 
presented to the current Congress, and in such cases the names of the 
Senators-elect must be in caps and small caps. 

Names of Members of Congress must be set in caps and lowercase in 
votes, in lists set in columns, in the list of standing and select 
committees, in contested-election cases, in lists of pairs, and in all 
parts of tabular matter (head, body, and footnotes). 

Observe that the names of all persons not certified Members of Congress 
are to be set in caps and lowercase; that is, names of secretaries, 
clerks, messengers, and others. 

Names of proposed Federal boards, commissions, services, etc., are 
capitalized. 

Capitalize principal words and quote after each of the following terms: 
Address, article, book, caption, chapter heading, editorial, essay, 
heading, headline, motion picture or play (including TV or radio 
program), paper, poem, report, song, subheading, subject, theme, etc. 
Also, following the word entitled, except with reference to bill titles 
which are treated as follows: ``A bill (or an act) transferring certain 
functions of the Price Administrator to the Petroleum Administrator for 
War,'' etc. 

Figures 
Follow the manuscript as to the use of numerals. Dollar amounts in 
Record manuscript are to be followed. 

Figures appearing in manuscript as ``20 billion 428 million 125 
thousand dollars'' should be followed. 

Tabular matter and leaderwork 
Record tables may be set either one or three columns in width, as 
follows: 

    One-column table: 14 picas (168 points). 
    
    Three-column table: 43\1/2\ picas (522 points). Footnote(s) will be 
    set 43\1/2\ picas. 

    All short footnotes should be run in with 2 ems between each. 

Italic 
Italic, boldface, caps, or small caps shall not be used for emphasis; 
nor shall unusual indentions be used. This does not apply to literally
reproduced quotations from historical, legal, or official documents. If 
italic other than restricted herein is desired, the words should be
underscored and ``Fol. ital.'' written on each folio. Do not construe 
this to apply to ``Provided,'' ``Provided further,'' ``Ordered,'' 
``Resolved,'' ``Be it enacted,'' etc. 

Names of vessels must be set in italic, except in headings, where they 
will be quoted. 

The prayer delivered in either House must be set in 8-point roman. If 
prefaced or followed by a quotation from the Bible, such quotation must 
be set in 8-point italic. Extracts from the Bible or other literature 
contained in the body of the prayer will be set in 8-point roman and 
quoted. 

When general or passing mention is made of a case in 8 point, the title 
is set in roman, as Smith Bros. case. When a specific citation is 
indicated and reference follows, use italic for title, as Smith Bros. 
case (172 App. Div. 149). 

In 8 point manuscript, titles of cases are always set in italic if 
followed by references. In 7 point, manuscript is followed. 

In 8-point matter, when only the title of a case is given, set in 
roman, as United States versus 12 Diamond Rings. 

When versus is used in other than legal phrases and for the purposes of 
showing contrast, it is not abbreviated or set in italic, as ``airplanes 
versus battleships.'' 

Miscellaneous 
Do not quote any communication carrying date and signature. However, a 
letter (or other communication) bearing both date and signature that 
appears within a letter shall be quoted. 

Do not put quotation marks on centerheads in 7-point extracts unless 
centerheads belong to original matter. 

In newspaper extracts, insert place and date at beginning of paragraph. 
Use caps and small caps for name of place and roman lowercase for 
spelled-out date. Connect date and extract by a period and an em dash. 
If date and place are credited in a bracket line above extract, they 
need not be used again at the beginning of the paragraph. 

Each Whereas in a preamble must begin a new paragraph. The Therefore be 
it must be preceded by a colon and be run in with the last Whereas. Be 
it will run in with the word Th erefore, but it must not be supplied when 
not in manuscript. Note the following: 
 
Whereas it has been deemed                Resolved, That the committee, 
advisable Therefore be it                 etc.
to, etc.:  

In the titles of legal cases, manuscript is followed as to spelling,
abbreviations, and use of figures. 

Use single punctuation in citations of cases and statutes: 

  United States v. 12 Diamond Rings (124 U.S. 329; R.S. p. 310, 
  sec. 1748). 

Indent asterisk lines 2 ems on each side. Use fi ve asterisks. 

If a title is used as part of the name of an organization, vessel, 
etc., spell; thus, General Ulysses S. Grant Post No. 76, Grand Army of 
the Republic. 

The order of subdivision of the Constitution of the United States is as 
follows: article I, section 2, clause 3. 

If an exhibit appears at the end of a speech, the head Exhibit is set 
in 7-point caps and small caps. 

In extracts containing votes the names must be run in, as Mr. Smith of 
Texas, AuCoin, and Clay, etc. 

In a Senator's or a Representative's remarks, when amendments, 
sections, etc., are referred to by number, follow the manuscript. 

In text references to Senate and House reports and in executive and 
miscellaneous documents, follow the manuscript. 

In headings and text references to resolutions and memorials, follow 
the manuscript. 

In gross or en gros 

When a bill comes to final action, in the presentment of amendments
collectively for a vote, either the term ``in gross'' or the French 
equivalent ``en gros'' may be used. 

Examples of Congressional Record 

                         USE OF CAPS AND SMALL CAPS 

  [Note the use of parentheses and brackets in the following examples. 
Each will be used as submitted, as long as they are consistent 
throughout.] 

  Mr. WEBB. (Name all caps when a Member or visitor addresses Senate
or House.) 
  On motion by [or of] Mr. WEBB, it was, etc. 
  The VICE PRESIDENT resumed the chair. 
  The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. LEVIN). Is there objection? 
  The SPEAKER called the House to order. 
  Mr. ETHERIDGE's amendment was adopted. 
  Mr. HARE. Madam Speaker, I yield to Mr. HOYER. 
  Mr. HOYER said: If not paired, I would vote ``no'' on this bill. 
  A MEMBER. And debate it afterward. 
  SEVERAL SENATORS. I object. 
  But: Several Senators addressed the Chair. 
  Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. WEBB (and others). Let it be read. 
  The ACTING SECRETARY. In line 11, after the word ``Provided'', it is 
proposed, etc. 
  Mrs. CAPPS was recognized, and yielded her time to Mr. CARDOZA. 
  [When two Members from the same State have the same surname, full 
name is used.] 
  On motion of Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California . . . 
  On motion of Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California . . . 
  Mr. LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART of Florida and Mr. MARIO DIAZ-BALART of 
Florida rose to a point of order. 
  The CHAIRMAN appointed Mr. CAMPBELL of California and Mr. INSLEE as
conferees. 
  [Extracts that consist of colloquies will use caps and small caps 
for names of persons speaking, as shown below:] 
  Mr. DEFAZIO. I think this bill is so well understood that no time 
will be required for its discussion. 
  Ms. NORTON. Does this bill come from the Committee on Armed Services? 
  The SPEAKER. It does. 
  
    SPECIAL ORDERS GRANTED 

  By unanimous consent, permission to address the House, following the
legislative and any special orders heretofore entered, was granted to: 
  Mr. HOYER, for 1 hour, on Wednesday, February 2. 
  Mr. ENGEL (at the request of Mr. HOYER), for 1 hour, on February 2. 
(The following Members (at the request of Mr. HALL of New York) and to 
revise and extend their remarks and include therein extraneous matter:) 
  Mrs. BACHMANN, for 5 minutes, today. 
  Mr. HOLDEN, for 5 minutes, today. 
  Mr. INSLEE, for 60 minutes, today. 
  [Note the following double action:] 
  (Mr. HOYER asked and was given permission to extend his remarks at 
this point in the RECORD and to include extraneous matter.) 
  (Mr. HOYER addressed the House. His remarks will appear hereafter in 
the Extensions of Remarks.) 
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the 
gentleman from Nebraska (Mr. FORTENBERRY) is recognized for 5 minutes. 
  (Mr. FORTENBERRY addressed the House. His remarks will appear 
hereafter in the Extensions of Remarks.) 

                         PUNCTUATION 
  
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I call up my amendment which is identified 
as ``unprinted amendment No. 1296,'' and ask that it be stated. 
  The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was
concurred in. 
  The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be
engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed. 
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the 
third time, and passed. 
  [Use this form when title of bill is given:] 
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time, was 
read the third time, and passed. 
  The title was amended so as to read: ``A bill for the relief of Maude 
S. Burman.''
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table. [House.] 
  [Use this form when title of bill is not given:] 
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read 
the third time, and passed, and a motion to reconsider was laid on the 
table. [House.] 

                              -----
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and 
passed. 
  The amendments were ordered to be engrossed and the bill to be read a 
third time. 
  The amendment was agreed to, and the bill as amended was ordered to 
be engrossed and read a third time; and being engrossed, it was 
accordingly read the third time and passed. 
  There was no objection, and, by unanimous consent, the Senate 
proceeded . . . 
  The question was taken, and the motion was agreed to. 
  The question being taken, the motion was agreed to. 
  Ordered to lie on the table and to be printed. 
  Ms. EDWARDS of Maryland. Mr. Chairman, I move to strike the requisite 
number of words. 
  (Ms. EDWARDS of Maryland asked and was given permission to revise and 
extend her remarks.) 
  [Note use of interrogation mark in the following:] 
  Mr. KERRY. Mr. President, what does this mean?-- 
  We have never received a dollar of this amount. POM-376. A resolution 
adopted by the House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island
expressing its opposition to federal proposals to authorize increases 
in the size or weight of commercial motor vehicles; to the Committee on
Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 
      HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 8296 
  Whereas, The State of Rhode Island is committed to protecting the 
safety of motorists on its highways and to protecting taxpayers' 
investment in our highway infrastructure; and 
  Whereas, The General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island and 
Providence Plantations resolved jointly to urge the Congress of the 
United States to . . . 
  Resolved, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode 
Island and Providence Plantations hereby reaf. rms its opposition to
proposals, at all levels of government, that would authorize increases 
in the size and weight of commercial motor vehicles because of the 
impact that these increases would have on highway infrastructure, 
especially bridges; and be it further 
  Resolved, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized 
and directed to transmit duly certi.ed copies of this resolution to 
the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of 
the United States House of Representatives, the Majority Leader of the 
United States Senate and the Rhode Island Delegation to the Congress of 
the United States. 

  [Note use of italic in title of cases:] 
  . . . This is the occasion America did not have to consider what 
other options might guarantee maternal safety while protecting the 
unborn. This is our national opportunity to reconsider Roe v. Wade, 410 
U.S. 113 (1973). 
  Roe against Wade and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179 
(1973), granted abortion the elevated status of a fundamental 
constitutional right and invalidated almost all effective restrictions 
on abortion throughout the 9 months of pregnancy . . . . 

                        PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS 

  [The use of parentheses and brackets will be followed as submitted 
for acronyms, symbols, or abbreviations.] 
  This legislation would exempt certain defined Central Intelligence 
Agency [CIA] operational files from the search and review process of 
the Freedom of Information Act [FOIA], thus permitting the Agency to 
respond much more quickly to those FOIA requests which are at all 
likely to result in the release of information. 
  Mr. BACA. Madam Speaker, I now yield 5 minutes to the gentleman from 
Indiana (Mr. HILL). 
  (Mr. BUTTERFIELD asked and was given permission to revise and extend 
his remarks in the Record.) 
  Ms. HARMAN. There is no ``may not'' about it. Here is the form in 
which they are printed. 
  Mr. DOYLE. I am in hopes we shall be able to secure a vote on the 
bill tonight. 
  [``Vote! Vote!''] 
  Mr. YOUNG. The Chair rather gets marks will appear hereafter in the 
me on that question. [Laughter.] I did not rise. [Cries of ``Vote! 
Vote!''] 
  Mrs. CAPPS [one of the tellers]. I do not desire to press the point 
that no quorum has voted. 
  The CHAIRMAN [after a pause]. If no gentleman claims the . oor, the 
Clerk will proceed with the reading of the bill. 
  Mr. HALL of Texas. Then he is endeavoring to restrict the liberty of 
the individual in the disbursement of his own money. [Applause on the
Republican side.] 
  Mr. KENNEDY. Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask unanimous consent that the 
time of the gentleman--[Cries of ``Regular Order!''] 
  [Laughter.] 
  The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the consideration of this bill at 
this time? [After a pause.] There is no objection. 
  The CHAIRMAN [rapping with his gavel]. Debate is exhausted. 
  Mr. MORAN of Virginia. Patrick Henry said 
  Ceasar had his Brutus, Charles I his Cromwell, and George III--[here 
he was interrupted by cries of ``Treason, Treason''] 
  and George III may profit by their example. If this be treason, let 
us make the most of it! 
  (Mr. MILLER of Florida addressed the Committee [or House]. His re-
Extensions of Remarks.) 
  [Names of Senators or Representatives appearing in remarks of other 
Members of Congress should be enclosed in brackets, except in listing 
of tellers or when some title other than ``Mr.'' is used, as in the 
following examples:] 
  Mr. LIEBERMAN. Mr. President, I thank my friend from Rhode Island 
[Senator WHITEHOUSE] for that magni.cent exchange of correspondence 
between the Hebrew congregation of Newport, RI, and President 
Washington. 
  May I say that Senator WHITEHOUSE, in his own bearing and substance, 
lives out the promise of religious freedom that our .rst President gave 
to all Americans. 
  Perhaps I should say I say that as one of the descendants of the 
Stock of Abraham who is privileged to be a Member of the Senate today. 
I thank Senator WHITEHOUSE. I thank Senator COBURN. 
  I am going to take the liberty, if I may, to speak for a few minutes 
while we are waiting for either Senator MURKOWSKI, Senators WEBB or 
MARTINEZ, who are going to read documents before I conclude. 
  [In Senate manuscript a Senator is referred to as ``the Senator 
from--[Mr. --].'' Do not supply name and brackets if name does not 
appear in manuscript.] 
  [Note that brackets are used only when Mr., etc., appears in 
manuscript.] 
  [See also use of Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms. in explanation of votes under
``Pairs.''] 

             VOTING IN THE HOUSE AND IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

  [Note that a dash is used only when a comma is necessary to separate 
the ayes and noes. If only the ayes or the noes are given, no 
punctuation is to be used. If the word and is used to connect the ayes 
and noes, as ayes 52 and noes 65, or 52 ayes and 65 noes, the dash is 
omitted after the word were or being.] 

  On the question of ordering the yeas and nays there were 18 ayes and 
88 noes. 
  The House divided; and there were--ayes 52, noes 65. 
  So (no further count being called for) the amendment of Mr. MORAN of
Virginia was not agreed to. 
  So (two-thirds having voted in favor thereof) the rules were 
suspended, and the bill was passed. 
  So (two-thirds not having voted in favor thereof) the motion was 
rejected. 
  The CHAIRMAN. The gentleman raises the point of no quorum. The Chair 
will count. [After counting.] Two hundred and seventeen present, a 
quorum. The noes have it, and the amendment is rejected. 
  The question being taken on the motion of Mr. HOYER to suspend the 
rules and pass the bill, it was agreed to (two-thirds voting in favor
thereof). 
  So (the af.rmative not being one-.fth of the whole vote) the yeas and 
nays were not ordered. 
  The question was taken by a viva voice vote, and the Speaker 
announced that two-thirds appeared to have voted in the af. rmative and 
[after a pause] that the bill was passed. 
  The yeas and nays were ordered, there being 43 in the af. rmative, 
more than one-fifth of the last vote. 
  The question being taken on Mr. KENNEDY's motion, there were--ayes 
18, noes 35. 
  The question being taken on concurring in the amendments of the 
Senate, there were--ayes 101, noes 5. 
  The question was taken; and on a division [demanded by Mr. HOYER] 
there were--ayes 17, noes 29. 
  Mr. HOYER. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote, and pending that, 
I make the point of order that a quorum is not present. 
  The CHAIRMAN. Evidently a quorum is not present. 
  The Chair announces that pursuant to clause 2, rule XXIII, he will 
vacate proceedings under the call when a quorum of the Committee appears. 
  Members will record their presence by electronic device. 
  The call was taken by electronic device. 
  
                              1715 

  [The above box followed by a four-digit number indicates floor time 
in the House (5:15 p.m.)] 

                       QUORUM CALL VACATED 
  The CHAIRMAN. One hundred Members have appeared. A quorum of the 
Committee of the Whole is present. 
  Pursuant to rule XXIII, clause 2, further proceedings under the call 
shall be considered as vacated. 
  The Committee will resume its business. 
  The pending business is the demand of the gentleman from Minnesota 
[Mr. OBERSTAR] for a recorded vote. 
  A recorded vote was refused. 
  So the amendment to the amendment offered as a substitute for the 
amendment was rejected. 
  The CHAIRMAN. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. ENGLISH] as a substitute for the 
amendment offered by the gentlewoman from South Dakota [Ms. HERSETH 
SANDLIN]. 
  The question was taken; and the Chairman announced that the noes 
appeared to have it. 
  RECORDED VOTE 
  Mr. ENGLISH. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote. 
  A recorded vote was ordered. 
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 228, 
noes 188, answered ``present'' 1, not voting 47, as follows 

                 [Roll No. 509]  
                        AYES--228  

Abercrombie             Baird           Berman  
Ackerman                Baldwin         Berry  
Allen                   Barrow          Bishop (GA)  
Altmire                 Bean            Bishop (NY)  
Arcuri                  Becerra         Blumenauer  
Baca                    Berkley         Boren  


                        NOES--188  

Aderholt                Bartlett (MD)   Blackburn  
Akin                    Barton (TX)     Blunt  
Alexander               Biggert         Boehner  
Bachmann                Bilbray         Bonner  
Bachus                  Bilirakis       Bono Mack  
Barrett (SC)            Bishop (UT)     Boozman  


                 ANSWERED ``PRESENT''--1 

                          Andrews 

                        NOT VOTING--17 

Boswell                 Frank (MA)      Inslee 
Cooper                  Gilchrest       Lucas 
Cubin                   Herger          Miller, Gary 
Doolittle               Hunter          Paul 


                              1311 

  Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin changed his vote from ``aye'' to ``no.'' 
  Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Ms. HOOLEY, and Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN changed their 
vote from ``no'' to ``aye.'' 
  [The Speaker's vote is recorded only in the ``Ayes'' or ``Noes.'' It 
is never recorded as �not voting.�] 
  [If the Speaker votes, his name is not used, but at the end of the 
``yeas'' or ``nays,'' according to his vote, insert: ``The Speaker.'' 
  So the amendment offered as a substitute for the amendment was
agreed to. 
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded. 

                        VOTING BY YEAS AND NAYS 

Senate 

               QUORUM CALL 

  The clerk will call the roll. 
  The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll, and the
following Senators entered the Chamber and answered to their names: 

               [Quorum No. 42] 
Akaka           Bennett        Brownback 
Alexander       Biden          Bunning 
Allard          Bingaman       Burr 
Barrasso        Bond           Byrd
Bacus           Boxer          Cantwell 
Bayh            Brown          Cardin 

  The PRESIDING OFFICER [Mr. WEBB]. A quorum is not present. 
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I move that the Sergeant at Arms be 
instructed to require the attendance of absent Senators, and I ask for 
the yeas and nays on the motion. 
  THE PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There is a 
sufficient second. 
  The yeas and nays were ordered. 
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on agreeing to the motion of 
the Senator from Nevada. On this question the yeas and nays have been 
ordered, and the clerk will call the roll. 
  The Assistant legislative clerk called the roll. 
  Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Ohio (Mr. BROWN), the 
Senator from Massachusetts (Mr. KENNEDY), the Senator from Illinois 
(Mr. OBAMA), the Senator from Arkansas (Mr. PRYOR), and the Senator 
from Montana (Mr. TESTER) are necessarily absent. 
  Mr. KYL. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator 
from Minnesota (Mr. COLEMAN), the Senator from Nevada (Mr. ENSIGN), the
Senator from South Carolina (Mr. GRAHAM), the Senator from New 
Hampshire (Mr. GREGG), the Senator from Arizona (Mr. MCCAIN), the 
Senator from Alaska (Ms. MURKOWSKI), the Senator from South Dakota (Mr.
THUNE), the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. VITTER), and the Senator from
Mississippi (Mr. WICKER). 
  Further, if present and voting, the Senator from Minnesota (Mr. 
COLEMAN) would have voted ``yea.'' 
  The result was announced--yeas 76, nays 10, as follows: 

                  [Rollcall Vote No. 163 Leg.] 
                         YEAS--76  

Akaka                   Conrad           Kohl  
Alexander               Corker           Landrieu  
Allard                  Craig            Lautenberg  
Baucus                  Dodd             Leahy  
Bayh                    Dole             Levin  
Bennett                 Domenici         Lieberman  
Biden                   Dorgan           Lincoln  
Bingaman                Durbin           Lugar  
Bond                    Feingold         Martinez  
Boxer                   Feinstein        McCaskill  
Brownback               Grassley         McConnell  
Byrd                    Hagel            Menendez  
Cantwell                Harkin           Mikulski  
Cardin                  Hatch            Murray  
Carper                  Hutchison        Nelson (FL)  
Casey                   Inouye           Nelson (NE)  
Chambliss               Isakson          Reed  
Clinton                 Johnson          Reid  
Cochran                 Kerry            Roberts  
Collins                 Klobuchar        Rockefeller  
Salazar                 Snowe            Voinovich
Sanders                 Specter          Warner
Schumer                 Stabenow         Webb 
Sessions                Stevens          Whitehouse 
Smith                   Sununu           Wyden 

                         NAYS--10 
Barrasso                Cornyn           Inhofe 
Bunning                 Crapo            Kyl
Burr                    DeMint  
Coburn                  Enzi

                         NOT VOTING--14 

Brown                   Kennedy          Tester
Coleman                 McCain           Thune 
Ensign                  Murkowski        Vitter 
Graham                  Obama            Wicker 
Gregg                   Pryor 

  So the motion was agreed to. 

                         PAIRS 
  [The word with must always be used in pairs in the House, not and; 
and manuscript must be altered to conform thereto, as Mr. Smith with 
Mr. Jones--not Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones. Note use of lowercase for names 
in list of pairs in House.] 
  The Clerk announced the following pairs: 
  On this vote: 
  Mr. Abercrombie for, with Mr. Aderholt against. 
  Until further notice: 
  Mr. Baca with Mrs. Bachmann. 
  Mrs. Capps with Mr. Calvert. 
  Mr. Artur Davis of Alabama with Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida. 
  Mr. Ackerman with Mr. Young of Alaska. 
  Mr. HALL of New York, Mrs. DRAKE, Messrs. FOSTER, HILL, and ISRAEL 
changed their votes from ``nay'' to ``yea.'' 
  So the bill was passed. 
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded. 
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table. 
  Mr. BACA. Mr. Speaker, I voted, but, being paired with the gentlelady 
from Minnesota, Mrs. BACHMANN, I withdraw my vote. 
  Mr. ARTUR DAVIS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I have a pair with the 
gentleman from Florida, Mr. LINCOLN DIAZ BALART of Florida, who, if 
present, would have voted ``yea.'' I voted ``nay.'' I withdraw my vote 
and vote ``present.'' 
  [In House pairs do not use brackets when members are referred to by 
name. In Senate pairs observe the following use of brackets:] 
  Mr. DOMENICI (when his name was called). I am paired on this question 
with the senior Senator from Massachusetts [Mr. KENNEDY]. If he were 
here, I should vote ``yea.''

                         CALL OF THE HOUSE 

  Mr. MURTHA. Ms. Speaker, I move a call of the House. A call of the 
House was ordered. The call was taken by electronic device and the 
following Members responded to their names: 
  
                         [Roll No. 41]  

Abercrombie             Baird            Berman  
Ackerman                Baldwin          Berry  
Allen                   Barrow           Bishop (GA)  
Altmire                 Bean             Bishop (NY)  
Arcuri                  Becerra          Blumenauer  
Baca                    Berkley          Boren  

  [No reference will be made of the names of those not voting.] 

                         FORMS OF TITLES 
  [Always in roman lowercase, flush and hang 1 em, if more than two 
lines.] 
          H.J. RES. 2 

  Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue 
to the public 2 per centum bonds or certificates, etc. 
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, That the . . . 

          H.R. 4487 

  A bill to authorize the Rock Island and Southwestern Railway Company 
to construct a bridge, etc. 
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful 
for the Rock Island and Southwestern Railway Company, a corporation 
organized under the general incorporation, etc. 

                         ADDRESSES AND SIGNATURES 

  [No line spacing, street addresses, or ZIP Code numbers are to be 
used in communications in the Record.] 
The Honorable the SECRETARY OF THE 
  NAVY. 
 DEAR MR. SECRETARY: This is in response 
to your letter, etc. 

   Very sincerely yours, 

                      BILL CLINTON 
               ---
                  COLUMBIA, MO,
                    January 17, 2008
Hon. IKE SKELTON, 
Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC. 
 The President's farm message of today 
. . . farmers and prevent the spread of this depression to every part of 
our country. 
              MISSOURI FARMERS 
                ASSOCIATION, 
              F.V. HEINKEL, President.  
                    ---
                        JANUARY 20, 2008
Hon. JOHN B. CONNALLY, Jr., 
The Secretary of the Treasury, Department 
  of the Treasury, Washington, DC. 
 DEAR MR. SECRETARY: Mindful of the tremendous workload, etc. I would
appreciate your comment on the foregoing proposal. 
Your proposal seems to be in the best interest of all concerned. 
   Sincerely yours, 
                JOHN P. SARBANES,
                 Member of Congress.. 
                ---
                 ALEXANDRIA, MN,
                   November 10, 2008.
Hon. AMY KLOBUCHAR, 
Senate Office Building, 
Washington, DC. 
  We oppose the nomination of John Smith for Secretary of Agriculture 
because he resists family farms. 
                          RAYMOND WAGNER. 
 BRANDON, MN. 
                       ---
                          JANUARY 17, 1972. 

Re resignation from committee. 
Hon. CARL ALBERT, 
The Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, 
U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC. 

 DEAR MR. SPEAKER: Having changed my politics from Republican to 
Democrat, etc. 
 With my best wishes. 
   Sincerely, 
                          VINCENT J. DELLAY. 
                        ---
                         U.S. SENATE,
                   PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE,
                Washington, DC, March 17, 2008.
To the Senate: 
 Being temporarily absent from the Senate, I appoint Hon. MAX BAUCUS, a
Senator from the State of Montana, to perform the duties of the Chair 
during my absence. 
                          ROBERT C. BYRD,
                        President pro tempore.

  DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO 
TEMPORE 

 The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following 
communication from the Speaker: 

                          WASHINGTON, DC,
                                June 17, 2008. 
 I hereby appoint the Honorable RICK LARSEN to act as Speaker pro 
tempore on this day. 

                          NANCY PELOSI,
    Speaker of the House of Representatives.
                       ---
  THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF UNITED
   BREWERY, FLOUR, CEREAL, SOFT
   DRINKS & DISTILLERY WORKERS OF
   AMERICA, 
       Cincinnati, OH, March 25, 2007.
To the Senate of the United States. 
To the United States House of Representatives. 
 HONORABLE SIRS: April 7, 2007, being the 60th anniversary of the
modification, etc. 
  [Two to eight independent signatures, with or without titles, are 
aligned on the left.] 
To the Honorable Senate and House of 
  Representatives of the United States of 
  America Now Assembled at Washington, 
  DC: 
 The undersigned, officers of the Navy of the United States, 
respectfully show unto your honorable bodies the following 
information, etc. 

                          JAMES G. GREEN. 
                          W.H. SOUTHERLAND. 
                          THOMAS HARRISON. 
                          F.F. FLETCHER. 
                          ROBERT WHELAN. 
                          C.C. WILSON. 
            
                                ----
 Respectfully submitted, 
                          KARL F. FELLER, 
                            International President.
                          THOMAS RUSCH, 
                            Director of Organization. 
                          ARTHUR GILDEA, 
                            Secretary-Treasurer.
                          JOSEPH E. BRADY, 
                            Director of Legislation. 

  [More than eight signatures, with or without titles, are set full 
measure, caps and lowercase, run in, indented 2 and 3 ems, as follows:] 

Gene H. Rosenblum, Cochairman; Paul H. Ray, Cochairman; Cynthia 
Asplund, James Pedersen, George Doty, Thomas St. Martin; Joan O'Neill; 
Lloyd Moosebrugger; Sam Kaplan; Ronald Nemer; Dean Potter; Philip 
Archer; Thomas McDonough; Mrs. Lloyd Moosebrugger; Minnesota Young 
Democratic Civil Rights Committee. 
                          ----
                             JOHN SMITH,
                       Lieutenant Governor
                    (For the Governor of Maine).
                                ----
                            TEXARKANA TEXTILE 
                              MERCHANTS & 
                              MANUFACTURERS' 
                              ASSOCIATION, 
                            JOHN L. JONES, 
                              Secretary. 

          CREDITS 

  [From the Wall Street Journal, Oct. 31, 2007] 
            SURVEILLANCE SANITY 
(By Benjamin Civiletti, Dick Thornburgh and William Webster) 

  Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush 
authorized the National Security Agency to target al Qaeda 
communications into and out of the country. Mr. Bush concluded that 
this was essential for protecting the country, that using the Foreign 
Intelligence Surveillance Act would not permit the necessary speed and 
agility, and that he had the constitutional power to authorize such
surveillance without court orders to defend the country. 

  Since the program became public in 2006, Congress has been asserting
appropriate oversight. Few of those who learned the details of the 
program have criticized its necessity. Instead, critics argued that if 
the president found FISA inadequate, he should have gone to Congress 
and gotten the changes necessary to allow the program to proceed under 
court orders. That process is now underway. The administration has 
brought the program under FISA, and the Senate Intelligence Committee 
recently reported out a bill with a strong bipartisan majority of 13-2, 
that would make the changes to FISA needed for the program to continue. 
This bill is now being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

          POETRY 
  [If poetry is quoted, each stanza should start with quotation marks, 
but only the last stanza should end with them. The lines of the poem 
should align on the left, those that rhyme taking the same indention. 
Poems are . ush left; overs 3 ems; 2 points of space between stanzas, 
and 2 points of space above and below.] 

          CASEY AT THE BAT 
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day: The score 
    stood four to two, with but one inning more to play. 
And then when Cooney died at . rst, and Barrows did the same, 
    A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game. 
A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. 
The rest clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast; 
They thought, if only Casey could get but a whack at that-- 
We'd put up even money now, with Casey at the bat. 
But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake, 
And the former was a hoodoo and the latter was a cake; 
So upon that stricken multitude grim melancholy sat, 
For there seemed but little chance of Casey's getting to the bat. 
But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all, 
And Blake, the much despised, tore the cover off the ball; 
And when the dust had lifted, and the men saw what had occurred, 
There was Jimmy safe at second and Flynn a-hugging third. 
Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell; 
It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell; 
It pounded on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat, 
For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat. 
There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place; 
There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile lit Casey's face. 
And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat, 
No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Casey at the bat. 
Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt; 
Five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt. 
Then while the writhing pitcher ground the ball into his hip, 
Defiance gleamed in Casey's eye, a sneer curled Casey's lip. 
And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air, 
And Casey stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there. 
Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped-- 
``That ain't my style,'' said Casey. ``Strike one,'' the umpire said. 
    From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar, 
Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore. 
``Kill him! Kill the umpire!'' shouted someone on the stand; 
And it's likely they'd a-killed him had not Casey raised his hand. 
With a smile of Christian charity great Casey's visage shone; 
He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on; 
He signaled to the pitcher, and once more the dun sphere flew; 
But Casey still ignored it, and the umpire said, ``Strike two.'' 
``Fraud!'' cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered fraud; 
But one scornful look from Casey and the audience was awed. 
They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain, 
And they knew that Casey wouldn't let that ball go by again. 
The sneer is gone from Casey's lip, his teeth are clenched in hate; 
He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate. 
And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go, 
And now the air is shattered by the force of Casey's blow. 
Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; 
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, 
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; 
But there is no joy in Mudville--mighty Casey has struck out. 
                                              --Ernest Lawrence Thayer. 


          EXTRACTS 

  [Extracts must be set in 7 point unless ordered otherwise by the 
Joint Committee on Printing. This does not refer to a casual quotation 
of a few words or a quotation that would not make more than 3 lines of 
7-point type. The beginning of the 7-point extract must start with a 
true paragraph; 8-point type following is always a paragraph.] 
  On February 29, Sue Payton, who is the Air Force's Assistant 
Secretary for Acquisition, said at a DOD news briefing: 
  We have been extremely open and transparent. We have had a very 
thorough review of what we're doing. We've got it nailed. 
  A week later, she told the House Ap pro  priations Subcommittee on 
Defense: 
  The Air Force followed a carefully structured source selection 
process,-- 
  They what? 
  designed to provide transparency, maintain integrity, and ensure a 
fair competition. 
  And throughout the last 4 months, Air Force officials have insisted 
that they selected the cheapest plane that best met their criteria and 
that they made no mistakes. 

  [Note, as above, that following an excerpt, the 8 point must begin 
with a paragraph.] 

  [An address of the President delivered outside of Congress or 
referred to as an extract will be set in 7 point.] 


                         SCHEME OF TEXT HEADINGS 

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heads are 7-point small caps, regardless of any perceived hierarchy. 
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  7-point small caps. 
  7-point italic lowercase. 
  7-point roman caps and lowercase. 
  7-point roman lowercase.] 

          USE OF DOUBLE HEADS 

  This is something which has been entirely overlooked by the . . . 

  ANALYSIS OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS OF THE COMMITTEE BILL 

  AMENDMENTS CHANGING THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE PROVISIONS OF THE ACE 

  As the law stands today, it applies only to an employee who . . . 

          EXECUTIVE PROGRAM 
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      ESTATE TAX CONVENTION WITH CANADA 

          AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED 


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            RECIPROCAL TRADE 
AGREEMENTS 

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     SPECTER AMENDMENT NO. 1194 

          
          HEADS USED IN EXTENSIONS OF 
REMARKS 


            DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
AUTHORIZATION ACT, 2000 

                ----- 
               SPEECH OF 
       HON. JOHN CONYERS, JR. 
               OF MICHIGAN 
       IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
         Wednesday, February 3, 1999 

  The House in Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
had under consideration the bill (H.R. 1401) to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2000 for the Armed Forces . . . 

  [The words ``Speech of'' are to be used only when on manuscript and 
is an indication that that particular Extension of Remarks is to be 
inserted in the proceedings of the bound Record of the date used in the
heading.] 

           MISSING CHILDREN 
                ----- 
          HON. ORRIN G. HATCH 
                 OF UTAH 
      IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES 
        Wednesday, February 3, 1999 

  Mr. HATCH. Mr. President, I rise before this distinguished assembly 
to focus additional attention on the tragedy of missing children. The 
Department of Health and Human Services has estimated that 
approximately 1.3 million children disappear each year. A significant 
number do not leave of their own accord. . . . 

                         CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS 
                                 SENATE 
                           TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2008 
                    (Legislative day of Monday, July 14, 2008)\1\
 
  The Senate met at 9:30 a.m., on the expiration of the recess, and was 
called to order by the Honorable SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, a Senator from the 
State of Rhode Island. 
  [Above line to be used only when Senate had been in recess.] 
  The Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and was called to order by the Honorable
BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, a Senator from the State of Maryland. 
  [Note.--Entire prayer set in 8 point.] 
                 ----
                PRAYER 
  The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer: 
  Let us pray. 
  Our Father in heaven, we thank You for the beautiful differences in 
the human family, for its varied shapes and sizes, its features and 
colors, its abilities and talents. Deliver us from the forces that 
would destroy our unity by eliminating our diversity. 
  Bless the Members of this body. Help them in their debates to 
distinguish between substance and semantics, between rhetoric and 
reality. Free them from personal and partisan preoccupations that would 
defeat their aspirations and deprive Americans of just and equitable
solutions. May our lawmakers avoid the works of darkness and put on 
Your armor of light. 
  We pray in Your holy Name. Amen. 
  
    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 
  
  The Honorable BENJAMIN L. CARDIN led the Pledge of Allegiance, as 
follows: 

\1\To be used only when the Senate had been in recess. 

  I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and 
to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, 
with liberty and justice for all. 

    APPOINTMENT OF ACTING 
    PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE 

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will please read a communication to 
the Senate from the President pro tempore (Mr. BYRD). 
  The legislative clerk read the following letter:
                                                 U.S. SENATE,
                                           PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE, 
                                         Washington, DC, June 11, 2008. 
To the Senate: 
  Under the provisions of rule I, section 3, of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, I hereby appoint the Honorable BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, a 
Senator from the State of Maryland, to perform the duties of the Chair.
                                                      ROBERT C. BYRD, 
                                                 President pro tempore. 
  Mr. CARDIN thereupon assumed the chair as Acting President pro 
tempore. 

RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER 

  The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The majority leader is recognized. 

          SCHEDULE 
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, following my remarks and those of Senator 
MCCONNELL, there will be a period of morning business for 1 hour, with
Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The 
majority will control the .rst 30 minutes; the Republicans will control 
the second 30 minutes. 

  Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of 
the motion to proceed to S. 3044, the Consumer-First Energy Act. The 
first 4 hours of debate will be equally divided and controlled in 30-
minute alternating blocks of time, with the majority controlling the 
first 30 minutes and Republicans controlling the next 30 minutes. 
  Upon conclusion of the controlled time, Senators will be permitted to 
speak for up to 10 minutes each. 
  As a reminder, yesterday, I filed cloture on the motion to proceed to 
S. 3101, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. That 
cloture vote will occur tomorrow morning. 

  RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME 
T  he ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Under the previous order, the 
leadership time is reserved. 
          MORNING BUSINESS 
  The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Under the previous order, the 
Senate will proceed to a period of morning business for up to 1 hour, 
with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, 
with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or 
their designees, with the majority controlling the first half and the
Republicans controlling the final half. 

  Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for 
the quorum call be rescinded. 
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. 

          CONCLUSION OF MORNING 
BUSINESS 


  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Morning business is now closed. 

  CONSUMER-FIRST ENERGY ACT OF 2008--MOTION TO PROCEED 

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Under the previous order, the Senate will 
resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 3044, which the 
clerk will report. 
  The legislative clerk read as follows: 
  Motion to proceed to S. 3044, a bill to provide energy price relief 
and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions 
with regard to high energy prices, and for other purposes. 
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Maryland is recognized. 
  Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, I take this time on behalf of Marylanders 
who are worried. They are worried because of the high cost of energy. 
They . . . 

  CONSUMER-FIRST ENERGY ACT OF 2008--MOTION TO PROCEED--Continued 

  [Note the use of bullets signifying that which was not spoken on the 
floor.] 

          ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS 


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  CONGRATULATING MS. BAILEE 
CARROLL MAYFIELD 

  Mr. BUNNING. Mr. President, today I congratulate Ms. Bailee Carroll 
Mayfield on receiving the American Veterans, AMVETS, scholarship 
award. The AMVETS National Scholarship Committee has awarded Ms. 
Mayfield a $4,000 scholarship after competing successfully against 
nearly 200 applicants. AMVETS has recognized Ms. May.eld as an 
outstanding high school senior exhibiting academic excellence, promise 
and merit. 
  The AMVETS organization awards ing report; which was referred to the 
only six scholarships per year. Each scholarship is awarded to a high 
school senior who is the child or grandchild of a United States 
veteran, and is seeking a postsecondary education. Ms. May.eld plans to
utilize her scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University to pursue a 
career in psychology. 
  Ms. Mayfield has proven herself to be an exemplary student, 
rightfully receiving the AMVETS Scholarship Award. She is an 
inspiration to the citizens of Kentucky and to students everywhere. I 
look forward to seeing all that she will accomplish in the future.

          MESSAGES FROM THE 
PRESIDENT 


  Messages from the President of the United States were communicated to 
the Senate by Mr. Thomas, one of his secretaries. 

          EXECUTIVE MESSAGES 
REFERRED 


  As in executive session the Presiding Officer laid before the Senate
messages from the President of the United States submitting sundry 
nominations which were referred to the appropriate committees. 
  (The nominations received today are printed at the end of the Senate
proceedings.) 

REPORT ON THE ISSUANCE OF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER CONTINUING CERTAIN 
  RESTRICTIONS ON NORTH KOREA AND NORTH KOREAN NATIONALS IMPOSED UNDER 
  THE TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT--PM 55 

  The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message
from the President of the United States, together with an accompanying
report; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
Urban Affairs: 

To the Congress of the United States: 
  Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as 
amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), I hereby report that I have 
issued an Executive Order continuing certain restrictions on North 
Korea and North Korean nationals imposed pursuant to the exercise of 
authorities under the Trading With the Enemy Act (50 U.S.C. App. 1 et 
seq.) (TWEA). . . . 
  I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order and proclamation I have 
issued.
                                                      GEORGE W. BUSH. 
                                        THE WHITE HOUSE, June 26, 2008. 

  [The above to be 8 point.] 
  [When communications from the President contain extracts, etc., such 
extracts must be in 7 point.] 

  MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE 

  At 12:49 p.m., a message from the House of Representatives, delivered 
by Mrs. Cole, one of its reading clerks, announced that the House has 
agreed to the following concurrent resolution, in which it requests the 
concurrence of the Senate: 

  H. Con. Res. 377. Concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the 
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony commemorating the 60th 
Anniversary of the beginning of the integration of the United States 
Armed Forces. 

    ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED 

  At 1:09 p.m., a message from the House of Representatives, delivered 
by Mrs. Cole, one of its reading clerks, announced that the Speaker has 
signed the following enrolled bills: 
  H.R. 6040. An act to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 
2007 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of the Army to provide 
reimbursement for travel expenses incurred by members of the Committee 
on Levee Safety. 
  H.R. 6327. An act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway 
Trust Fund, and for other purposes. 
  The enrolled bills were subsequently signed by the President pro 
tempore (Mr. BYRD). 
                   ----
  At 8:19 p.m., a message from the House of Representatives, delivered 
by Ms. Niland, one of its reading clerks, announced that the House has 
passed the following bill, in which it requests the concurrence of the 
Senate: 
  H.R. 6377. An act to direct the Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
to utilize all its authority, including its emergency powers, to curb
immediately the role of excessive speculation in any contract market 
within the jurisdiction and control of the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, on or through which energy futures or swaps are traded, 
and to eliminate excessive speculation, price distortion, sudden or 
unreasonable fluctuations or unwarranted changes in prices, or other 
unlawful activity that is causing major market disturbances that 
prevent the market from accurately re. ecting the forces of supply and 
demand for energy commodities. 

    MEASURES REFERRED 

  The following bills were read the first and the second times by 
unanimous consent, and referred as indicated: 
  H.R. 6275. An act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
provide individuals temporary relief from the alternative minimum tax, 
and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. 
  H.R. 6358. An act to require certain standards and enforcement 
provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs, 
and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
and Pensions. 

    MEASURES PLACED ON THE 
CALENDAR 


  The following bill was read the . rst and second times by unanimous
consent, and placed on the calendar: 
  H.R. 3546. An act to authorize the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice 
Assistance Grant Program at fiscal year 2006 levels through 2012. 

    MEASURES READ THE FIRST 
TIME 

  
  The following bills were read the first time: 
  H.R. 3195. An act to restore the intent and protections of the 
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 
  S. 3202. A bill to address record high gas prices at the pump, and 
for other purposes. 

    ENROLLED BILL PRESENTED 

  The Secretary of the Senate reported that on today, June 26, 2008, 
she had presented to the President of the United States the following
enrolled bill: 
  S. 3180. An act to temporarily extend the programs under the Higher
Education Act of 1965. 

    EXECUTIVE AND OTHER 
COMMUNICATIONS 


  The following communications were laid before the Senate, together 
with accompanying papers, reports, and documents, and were referred as
indicated: 
  EC-6746. A communication from the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), transmitting, pursuant to law, 
an annual report relative to the conduct of the Defense Acquisition 
Challenge Program for fiscal year 2007; to the Committee on Armed 
Services. 

    REPORT ON CLASSIFIED INFORMATION (S. DOC. NO. 107) 

  Mr. WARNER. Mr. President, the Committee on Armed Services of the 
Senate has recently requested the Of.ce of Public Relations of the 
Department of the Navy to submit to it a report on classified 
information. The Department of the Navy has complied with the request, 
and I now present the report and ask that it be published as a Senate
document. 

  The VICE PRESIDENT. Without objection, the report will be printed as 
a document as requested by the Senator from Virginia.
 [Note the insertion of S. Doc. No. --in cases where papers are ordered 
to be printed as a document. To be inserted only when ordered to be 
printed or its equivalent is in manuscript.] 

Third reading and passage of a bill. 

  MISSOURI RIVER BRIDGE NEAR ST. CHARLES, MO 

  The bill (S. 4174) to extend the times for commencing and completing 
the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at or near St. 
Charles, MO, was considered, ordered to be engrossed for a third 
reading, read the third time, and passed, as follows: 

                         S. 4174 
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the times for 
commencing and completing the construction of the bridge across the 
Missouri River, etc. 

    GOVERNMENT OF THE 
TERRITORY OF HAWAII 


  The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (S. 1881) to amend an act
entitled ``An act to provide a government for the Territory of 
Hawaii,'' approved April 30, 1900, as amended, to establish a Hawaiian 
Homes Commission, and for other purposes, which had been reported from 
the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs with amendments. 
  The first amendment was, on page 4 line 22, to strike out 
``Keaaupaha'' and insert ``Keaaukaha''. 

  The amendment was agreed to. 
  The next amendment was, on page 6, line 19, after the figure ``(1)'', 
to insert ``by further authorization of Congress and'', so as to make 
the paragraph read: 
  (1) by further authorization of Congress and for a period of five 
years after the first meeting of the Hawaiian Homes Commission only 
those lands situated on the island of Molokaki, etc. 
  The Amendment was agreed to. 
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the 
third time, and passed. Forms of amendments 
  The joint resolution (S.J. Res. 4) requesting the President to 
negotiate a treaty or treaties for the protection of salmon in retrain 
parts of the Pacific Ocean was announced as next in order. 
  Mr. INOUYE. Mr. President, I have just had an opportunity to examine 
this joint resolution. I offer this amendment. 
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Secretary will state the amendment offered 
by the Senator from Arizona. 
  The READING CLERK. On page 1, line 11, it is proposed to strike out 
the words ``both within and'', so as to make the joint resolution read: 
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the 
United States be, and he is hereby, requested to negotiate on behalf of 
the United States, as promptly as is practicable, etc. 
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I observe in the report of the bill by the 
chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee that it is reported as a 
Senate joint resolution. I ask for a modi. cation of it so that it will 
be a Senate resolution instead of a Senate joint resolution. 
  The LEGISLATIVE CLERK. It is proposed to strike out ``S.J. Res. 4''
and insert ``S. Res. 85''. 
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection to the modification? The 
Chair hears one and it will be so modified. 
  Mr. INOUYE. Would it not be necessary to change the resolving clause 
also? The resolving clause reads: 
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, 
  The amendment was agreed to. 
  
  [Note use of words, .gures, and punctuation in the following example. 
Follow manuscript.] 
  The next amendment was, on page 34, in line 9, under the heading 
``Employees' Compensation Commission'', before the word ``assistants'', 
to strike out ``five''and insert ``three''; in line 10, after the word 
``clerks'' and before the words ``of class 3'', to strike out ``seven'' 
and insert ``five''; in line 11, before the words ``of class 2'', to 
strike out ``twelve'' and insert ``nine''; in the same line, before the 
words ``of class 1'', to strike out ``twenty-seven'' and insert 
``twenty''; in line 12, before the words ``at $1.000 each'', to strike 
out ``three'' and insert ``two''; and in line 18, to strike out 
``$124,940'' and insert ``$102,590'', so as to read: 

    EMPLOYEE'S COMPENSATION COMMISSION 
  
  Salaries: Three Commissioners at $4,000 each; secretary, $2,750; 
attorney, $4,000; chief statistician, $3,000; chief of accounts, 
$2,500; accountant, $2,250; claim examiners--chief $2,250, assistant 
$2,000, assistant $1,800, three assistants at $1,600 each; special 
agents--two at $1,800 each, two at $1,600 each; clerks--five of class 
3, nine of class 2, twenty of class 1, two at $1,000 each; in all 
$102,590. 
  Mr. BAYH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
sundry civil appropriation bill, which was ordered to lie on the table 
and to be printed, as follows: 
  Add a new section, as follows: ``That the President of the Senate 
appoint three Members of the Senate; and the Speaker of the House three
Members of the House.''
  The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (H.R. 4075) to 
limit the immigration of aliens into the United States. 
  
  [An executive session usually being open, the following precedes the 
recess or adjournment heading:] 

  NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL STRATEGY FOR 2003--PM 15 

  The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message 
from the President of the United States, together with accompanying 
report; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 
To the Congress of the United States: 
  I am pleased to transmit the 2003 National Drug Control Strategy,
consistent with the Office of National Drug Control Policy 
Reauthorization Act of 1998 (12 U.S.C. 1705). 
  A critical component of our Strategy is to teach young people  . . . 
                                                       GEORGE W. BUSH. 
                                    THE WHITE HOUSE, February 12, 2003. 
                                             ---- 
To the Senate of the United States: 
  To the end that I may receive the advice and consent of the Senate to 
ratification, I transmit herewith a treaty of arbitration and 
conciliation between the United States and Switzerland, signed at 
Washington on March 17, 1952. 
                                                      HARRY S. TRUMAN.
                                       THE WHITE HOUSE, March 17, 1952. 

  [A letter from the President to the Senate is set in 7-point type 
when any form of treaty is encloses that is to be printed in the Record 
in connection therewith. The letter is set in 7-point type whether the 
treaty follows or precedes it or separated from it by intervening 
matter.] 

  RECESS UNTIL TOMORROW AT 10:30 A.M. 

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I know of no further business to come before 
the Senate. I move, in accordance with the order previously entered, 
that the Senate stand in recess until the hour of 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. 
  The motion was agreed to and, at 7:34 p.m., the Senate recessed until
Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. 

  [After the recess or adjournment the following may appear:] 

                NOMINATIONS 

  Executive Nominations received by the Senate. 

  [Under the heads Nominations, Confirmations, Withdrawal, and 
Rejection, the following scheme for subheads is to be followed: 

  [Heads indicating service, or branch or department of Government and
subheads indicating subdivision or type of service--7-point small 
caps.] 
  [Subheads indicating new rank of appointee--7-point italic initial 
cap. 
  [Text is set in 5 point caps. 
  [Note: Nominations will be set . rst name, middle name (or first 
middle initial), and last name throughout followed by period. 
Asterisks, if any, precede names as in executive nominations.] 

  Executive nominations received by the Senate: 

                        DEPARTMENT OF STATE 

  RICHARD G OLSON, JR., OF NEW MEXICO, A CAREER MEMBER OF THE SENIOR 
FOREIGN SERVICE, CLASS OF COUNSELOR, TO BE AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND
PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE UNITED ARAB 
REPUBLIC. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 

  BRENT R. OLSON, JR. OF VIRGINIA, TO BE AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF 
LABOR, VICE EMILY STOVER DEROCCO. 

                        IN THE ARMY 

  THE FOLLOWING NAMED OFFICERS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADE INDICATED 
IN THE RESERVE OF THE ARMY UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTION 12203: 

                        To be colonel 

  KENNETH L. BEALE, JR. 
  THOMAS H. NROUILLARD 

                        CONFIRMATIONS 

    NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE 
  HAROLD C. CROTTY, OF MICHIGAN, TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL 
COMMISSION. 

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
                     
                           TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2008 

  [When the Speaker is in the Chair, follow this style.] 

  The House met at 9:30 a.m. 

  The Chaplain, the Reverend Daniel 
P. Coughlin, offered the following 
prayer: 
  Water, not only the essential planetary element, O Lord, water 
itself ushers in new human life. For Your people of covenant, both old 
and new, the symbol of water is complex, never stable, always fresh and
beautiful, sometimes fearful and tragic. 
  As the Spring of Salvation, we call upon Your Holy Name to calm the 
waters of anxiety in mid-America. Enable Your people to cross these 
present waters of disaster and bring them to Your promised land of 
fruitful plenty. 
  In the book of Joshua, water upon the fleece is Joshua's own test of 
Your presence in the midst of trouble; later the way his people take 
water unto themselves becomes their measurement. 
  End this waterboarding of America's fields and rural towns even if we 
can no longer define torture ourselves. By the wellspring of Your 
Spirit, mix all our human endeavors with our natural resources in such 
an outstanding victory that believers and unbelievers alike will be 
touched again as in Joshua's day and acclaim: ``Their hearts melted and 
became as water'' 
  This is our prayer now and forever. Amen. 
  [When the Speaker is not in the Chair, follow this style.] 
  The House met at 12:30 and was called to order by the Speaker pro 
tempore (Mr. LARSEN of Washington). 

  \1\Head is not used when the Speaker is in the chair. See preceding 
example. 

  DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE 

  The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following 
communication from the Speaker:
                                                    WASHINGTON, DC, 
                                                         June 17, 2008. 

  I hereby appoint the Honorable RICK LARSEN to act as Speaker pro 
tempore on this day. 
                                                       NANCY PELOSI, 
  Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

                              PRAYER\1\ 

  The Chaplain, the Reverend Daniel P. Coughlin, offered the following 
prayer: 
  O God, who rules all the world from everlasting to everlasting, 
during the time given them, help this Congress to set a great agenda 
for this Nation and its future. Grasping a sense of the urgent needs of 
Your people, may this week provide a sense of priorities. May the 
desires of the common good overshadow particular concerns and personal
preferences. 
  Inspire each Member to draw upon his or her best instinct and highest 
ideal so true goodness overcomes every evil and determined work 
whittles away at every problem, until this great Nation becomes Your 
living glory for all the world to see. 
  Show us the way, .ll us with life, and let truth reign, both now and
forever. Amen. 

                              THE JOURNAL 

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair has examined the Journal of the 
last day's proceedings and announces to the House his approval 
thereof. 
  Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved. 

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Will the gentleman from Iowa (Mr. BOSWELL)
 come forward and lead the House in the Pledge of Allegiance. 
  Mr. BOSWELL led the Pledge of Allegiance as follows: 
  I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and 
to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, 
with liberty and justice for all. 

SWEARING IN OF THE HONORABLE DONNA EDWARDS, OF MARYLAND, AS A MEMBER OF 
  THE HOUSE 

  Mr. HOYER. Madam Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the 
gentlewoman from Maryland, the Honorable DONNA EDWARDS, be permitted to 
take the oath of office today. 
  Her certificate of election has not arrived, but there is no contest 
and no question has been raised with regard to her election. 
  The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from
Maryland? 
  There was no objection. 
  The SPEAKER. Will Representative-elect EDWARDS and the members of 
the Maryland delegation present themselves in the well. 
  Ms. EDWARDS of Maryland appeared at the bar of the house and took the 
oath of office, as follows: 
  Do you solemnly swear or af.rm that you will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and 
domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; 
that you take this obligation freely, without and mental reservation or
purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the 
duties of the of.ce on which you are about to enter, so help you God. 
  The SPEAKER. Congratulations. You are now a Member of the 110th 
Congress. 
WELCOMING THE HONORABLE DONNA EDWARDS TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

  [Welcoming speeches follow.] 
  [Initial speech of new Representative follows.] 

    ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE 
SPEAKER 


  The SPEAKER. Under clause 5(d) of rule XX, the Chair announces to the 
House that, in light of the administration of the oath of office to the
gentlewoman from Maryland (Mrs. EDWARDS), the whole number of the House 
is 435. 

    OATH OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS 

  The oath of office required by the sixth article of the Constitution 
of the United States, and as provided by section 2 of the act of May 
13, 1884 (23 Stat. 22), to be administered to Members, Resident 
Commissioner, and Delegates or the House of Representatives, the text 
of which is carried in 5 U.S.C. 3331: 

    ``I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend 
  the Constitution of the united States against all enemies, foreign 
  and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the 
  same; that you take this obligation freely, without and mental 
  reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and 
  faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about 
  to enter, so help you God. 

has been subscribed to in person and filed in duplicate with the Clerk 
of the House of Representatives by the following Member of the 110th
Congress, pursuant to Public Law 412 of the 80th Congress entitled ``An 
act to amend section 30 of the Revised Statues of the United States'' 
(2 U.S.C. 25, approved February 18, 1948: 
  DONNA F. EDWARDS, 4th District of Maryland 

  MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

  A message from the Senate by Ms. Curtis, one of its clerks, announced 
that the Senate concurs in the amendment of the House to the bill (S. 
2146) ``An Act to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency to accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission
reduction Supplemental Environmental Projects, and for other 
purposes.'' 

  [Above usage occurs when there is only one bill referenced. For more 
than one bill, use the following style.] 

  MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

  A message from the Senate by Ms. Curtis, one of its clerks, announced 
that the Senate has passed without amendment bills and a concurrent 
resolution of the House of the following titles: 

  H.R. 430. An act to designate the United States bankruptcy courthouse
located at 271 Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Conrad 
B. Duberstein United States Bankruptcy Courthouse''. 
  H.R. 781. An act to redesignate Lock and Dam No. 5 of the McClellan-
Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System near Red. eld, Arkansas, 
authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act approved July 24, 1946, as the
``Colonel Charles D. Maynard Lock and Dam''. 
  H.R. 1019. An act to designate the United States customhouse building
located at 31 Gonzalez Clemente Avenue in Mayag�ez, Puerto Rico, as the
``Rafael Mart�nez Nadal United States Customhouse Building''. 
  H.R. 2728. An act to designate the station of the United States 
Border Patrol located at 25762 Madison Avenue in Murrieta, California, 
as the ``Theodore L. Newton, Jr. and George F. Azrak Border Patrol 
Station''. 
  H.R. 3712. An act to designate the United States courthouse located 
at 1716 Spielbusch Avenue in Toledo, Ohio, as the ``James M. Ashley and 
Thomas W.L. Ashley United States Courthouse''. 
  H.R. 4140. An act to designate the Port Angeles Federal Building in 
Port Angeles, Washington, as the ``Richard B. Anderson Federal 
Building''. 
  H. Con. Res. 32. Concurrent resolution honoring the members of the 
United States Air Force who were killed in the June 25, 1996, terrorist
bombing of the Khobar Towers United States military housing compound 
near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

  The message also announced that the Senate has passed bills of the 
following titles in which the concurrence of the House is requested: 

  S. 2403. An act to designate the new Federal Courthouse, located in 
the 700 block of East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, as the 
``Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Federal 
Courthouse''. 
  S. 2837. An act to designate the United States courthouse located at 
225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Theodore Roosevelt 
United States Courthouse''. 
  S. 3009. An act to designate the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
building under construction in Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``J. James Exon 
Federal Bureau of Investigation Building''. 
  S. 3145. An act to designate a portion of United States Route 20A, 
located in Orchard Park, New York, as the ``Timothy J. Russert 
Highway''. 
  [Observe that bills from the Senate to the House read An act. If the
manuscript should read A bill, change to An act in conformity with this 
rule, and place number first. Note also the following forms:] 

FOOD, CONSERVATION, AND ENERGY ACT OF 2008-VETO MESSAGE FROM THE 
  PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (H. DOC. NO. 110-125) 

  The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following veto 
message from the President of the United States: 

To the House of Representatives: 
  I am returning herewith without my approval H.R. 6124, the ``Food,
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.'' 

  The bill that I vetoed on May 21, 2008, H.R. 2419, which became 
Public Law 110-234, did not include the title III provisions that are 
in this bill. . . . For similar reasons, I am vetoing the bill before 
me today. 
                                                      GEORGE W. BUSH. 
                                        THE WHITE HOUSE, June 18, 2008. 

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The objections of the President will be 
spread at large upon the Journal, and the veto message and the bill 
will be printed as a House document. 
  The question is, Will the House, on reconsideration, pass the bill, 
the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding? 
  The gentleman from Minnesota (Mr. PETERSON) is recognized for 1 hour. 
  [Debate and vote follow.] 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 

  A message in writing from the President of the United States was
communicated to the House by Mr. Leomar, one of his secretaries, who 
also informed the House that on the following dates the President 
approved and signed bills and a joint resolution of the House of the 
following titles: 
    On June 2, 1971: 
  H.R. 4209. An act to amend the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin 
Islands. 
    On June 4, 1971: 
  H.R. 5765, An act to extend for 6 months the time for filing the
comprehensive report of the Commission on the Organization of the 
Government of the District of Columbia; and 
  H.J. Res. 583. Joint resolution designating the last full week in 
July of 1971 as ``National Star Route Mail Carriers Week.'' 
 
  [Observe that bills coming from the President take the form of An 
act. This rule must be followed invariably, even if the manuscript 
reads A bill.] 

    IOWANS UNITED IN TIME OF 
TROUBLE 


  (Mr. BOSWELL asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) 
  Mr. BOSWELL. Mr. Speaker, today I come to share with you that Iowa is 
in a lot of trouble. We have had extensive floods, etc. 

     MRS. VIRGINIA THRIFT 

  Mr. GOSS. Ms. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on House
Administration, I offer a privileged resolution (H. Res. 321) and ask 
for its immediate consideration. 
  The Clerk read as follows: 
             H. RES. 321 

  Resolved, That there shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the 
House to Mrs. Virginia Thrift, widow of Chester R. Thrift, late an 
employee of the House, an amount equal to six months' salary 
compensation at the rate he was receiving at the time of his death, and 
an additional amount not to exceed $250 to defray funeral expenses of 
the said Chester R. Thrift. 

  The Resolution was agreed to. 
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table. 

    BILLS PRESENTED TO THE 
PRESIDENT 


  Ms. MATSUI, from the Committee on Rules, reported that that committee 
did on this day present to the President, for his approval, bills of 
the House of the following titles: 
  H.R. 3331. An act for the relief of Harry L. Smith; and 
  H.R. 3366. An act to amend section 409 of the Interstate Commerce 
Act, relating to joint rates of freight forwarders and common carriers 
by motor vehicle. 

    ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED 

  Ms. Lorraine C. Miller, Clerk of the House, reported and found truly
enrolled bills of the House of the following titles, which were 
thereupon signed by the Speaker: 
  H.R. 430. An act to designate the United States bankruptcy courthouse
located at 271 Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Conrad 
B. Duberstein United States Bankruptcy Courthouse''. 
  H.R. 781. An act to redesignate Lock and Dam No. 5 of the McClellan-
Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System near Redfield, Arkansas, 
authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act approved July 24, 1946, as the
``Colonel Charles D. Maynard Lock and Dam''. 
  H.R. 1019. An act to designate the United States customhouse building
located at 31 Gonzalez Clemente Avenue in Mayag�ez, Puerto Rico, as the 
``Rafael Martinez Nadal United States Customhouse Building''. 

    THE COMMON CALENDAR 

  The SPEAKER. The Clerk will call the first bill on the Private 
Calendar. 

    JOHN SIMS 

  The Clerk called the first bill on the Private Calendar, H.R. 399, 
for the relief of John Sims. 
      H.R. 399 

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of 
the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay to John Sims, Mobile, 
Alabama, the sum of $5,000. 

  The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Florida offers an amendment, which 
the Clerk will report. 
  The Clerk read as follows: 
  Amendment by Mr. STEARNS: In line 4, after the word ``pay'', add a 
comma and the following words: ``out of any money in the Treasury not
otherwise appropriated''. 
  The SPEAKER. The question is on agreeing to the amendment. 
  The amendment was agreed to. 
  On motion of Mr. STEARNS, a motion to reconsider the vote by which 
the bill was passed was laid on the [not upon] the table. 

    SENATE BILLS REFERRED 

  Bills of the Senate of the following titles were taken from the 
Speaker's table and, under the rule, referred as follows: 
  S. 2403. An act to designate the new Federal Courthouse, located in 
the 700 block of East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, as the 
``Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Federal 
Courthouse''; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 
  S. 2837. An act to designate the United States courthouse located at 
225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Theodore Roosevelt 
United States Courthouse''; to the Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure. 
  S. 3009. An act to designate the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
building under construction in Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``J. James Exon 
Federal Bureau of Investigation Building''; to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure. 
  S. 3145. An act to designate a portion of United States Route 20A, 
located in Orchard Park, New York, as the ``Timothy J. Russert 
Highway''; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 
  
  [In the reference of Senate acts to House committees the name of the
committee will be repeated after the act, though there may be several 
acts referred to the same committee.] 

    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE ON 
THE STATE OF THE UNION 


SAVING ENERGY THROUGH PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ACT OF 2008 

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 1304 and rule 
XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of the Whole House 
on the State of the Union for the consideration of the bill, H.R. 
6052. 
                 1408 

    IN THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

  Accordingly, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the 
Whole House on the State of the Union for the consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 6052) to promote increased public transportation use, to promote
increased use of alternative fuels in providing public transportation, 
and for other purposes, with Ms. DEGETTE in the chair. 

  The Clerk read the title of the bill. 
  The CHAIRMAN. Pursuant to the rule, the bill is considered read the 
first time. 
  The gentleman from Minnesota (Mr. OBERSTAR) and the gentleman from 
Florida (Mr. MICA) each will control 30 minutes. 
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Minnesota. 
  Mr. OBERSTAR. Madam Chairman, I rise in support of H.R. 6052, the 
Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act of 2008. . . . 
  Mr. MICA. Madam Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 
6052, the ``Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act of 2008''. 
This bill promotes energy savings for all Americans by increasing 
public transportation use in the United States. . . . 
  The CHAIRMAN. All time for general debate has expired. 
  Pursuant to the rule, the bill shall be considered read for amendment 
under the 5-minute rule. 
  The text of the bill is as follows: 

                H.R. 6052 

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 

  This Act may be cited as the ``Saving Energy Through Public 
Transportation Act of 2008''. 

SEC. 2. FINDINGS. 

  Congress finds the following: 
  (1) In 2007, people in the United States took more than 10.3 billion 
trips using public transportation, the highest level in 50 years. . . . 
  The CHAIRMAN. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those
printed in House Report 110-734. Each amendment may be offered only in 
the order printed in the report, by a Member designated in the report, 
shall be considered read, shall be debatable for the time specified in 
the report, equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject 
to a demand for division of the question. 

  AMENDMENT NO. 1 OFFERED BY MR. OBERSTAR 

  The CHAIRMAN. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 1 printed 
in House Report 110-734. 
  Mr. OBERSTAR. Madam Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk. 
  The CHAIRMAN. The Clerk will designate the amendment. 
  The text of the amendment is as follows: 
  Amendment No. 1 offered by Mr. OBERSTAR: 
  Page 3, after line 23, insert the following: 
  (9) Public transportation stakeholders should engage and involve 
local communities in the education and promotion of the importance of
utilizing public transportation. . . . 
  The CHAIRMAN. Pursuant to House Resolution 1304, the gentleman from
Minnesota (Mr. OBERSTAR) and a Member opposed each will control 5 
minutes. 
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Minnesota. 
  Mr. OBERSTAR. I yield myself such time as I may consume. . . . 
  I yield back the balance of my time. 
  Mr. OBERSTAR. I have no further speakers on this amendment, and I 
yield back the balance of my time. 
  The CHAIRMAN. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from Minnesota (Mr. OBERSTAR). 
  The amendment was agreed to. 
  The CHAIRMAN. There being no other amendments, under the rule, the 
Committee rises. 
  Accordingly, the Committee rose; and the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. 
ROSS) having assumed the chair, Ms. DEGETTE, Chairman of the Committee 
of the Whole House on the State of the Union, reported that that 
Committee, having had under consideration the bill (H.R. 6052) to 
promote increased public transportation use, to promote increased use 
of alternative fuels in providing public transportation, and for other 
purposes, pursuant to House Resolution 1304, she reported the bill back 
to the House with sundry amendments adopted by the Committee of the 
Whole. 
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under the rule, the previous question is 
ordered. 
  Is a separate vote demanded on any amendment reported from the 
Committee of the Whole? If not, the Chair will put them en gros. 
  The amendments were agreed to. 
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the engrossment and third
reading of the bill. 
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and was 
read the third time. 
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill. 
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the ayes appeared to have it. 
  (Voting occurs) 
  So the bill was passed. 
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded. 
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table. 

                     CONFERENCE REPORT AND STATEMENT 

Conference reports and statements to be set in 7 point. 


Use 3-point space before and after conference report and statement. 


In the House the names of Members are to be fi rst. 


Follow manuscript literally in the report. Observe the form Amendments

numbered 1, 2, 3, etc., and, when the amendment is to make an 
independent 
paragraph, the phrase And the Senate [or House] agree to 
the same will be a 
paragraph by itself; otherwise it will be run in 
after the amendment with a 
semicolon. Examples of each are given in the 
report following. 


In the statement change numbered to No., as amendment No. 1, 
but do not supply No. or amendment if omitted in manuscript; 
otherwise regular style will prevail. 

    CONFERENCE REPORT (H. REPT. 97-747) 

  The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two 
Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 6863) making
supplemental appropriations for the .scal year ending September 30, 
1982, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free 
conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their 
respective Houses as follows: 
  That the Senate recede from its amendments numbered 7, 9, 14, 31, 
38, 39, 40, 52, 53, 56, 75, 76, 80, 81, 94, 102, 109, 116, 118, 129, 
133, 141, 142, 148, 152, 154, 155, 162 163, 164, 171, 173, 179, and 
181. 
  That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the 
Senate numbered 20, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 46, 48, 54, 
61, 678, 70, 77, 78, 79, 87, 99, 101, 14, 105, 106, 110, 111, 125, 127, 
134, 136, 139, 156, 157, 165, 167, 168, 170, 174, 175, and 176, and 
agree to the same. 
  Amendment numbered 16: 
  That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the 
Senate numbered 16, and agree to the same with an amendment, as 
follows: 
  In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $4,400,000; and 
the Senate agree to the same. 
  Amendment numbered 27: 
  That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the 
Senate numbered 27, and agree to the same with an amendment, as 
follows: 
  In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $53,700,000; and 
the Senate agree to the same. 

                  JOHN T. MYERS 
                    (except amendments 54 and 177), 
                  CLARENCE E. MILLER, 
                  LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, 
                  STENY H. HOYER, 
                  GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, 
            Managers on the Part of the House. 
                  DALE BUMPERS, 
                  DANIEL K. INOUYE, 
                  ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, 
                  TOM HARKIN, 
                  RICHARD H. BRYAN, 
                  J. BENNETT JOHNSON, 
                  RON WYDEN, 
                  PATRICK J. LEAHY, 
                  DIANNE FEINSTEIN, 
            Managers on the Part of the Senate. 

   JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE 
  
  The managers on the part of the House and the Senate at the 
conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments 
of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 6863), making supplemental 
appropriations for the .scal year 1982, rescinding certain budget 
authority, and for other purposes, submit the following joint statement 
to the House and the Senate in explanation of the effect of the action 
agreed upon by the managers and recommended in the accompanying 
conference report: 
                  TITLE I 
         CHAPTER I--DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 

            SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE 

             CONSERVATION OPERATIONS 

  Amendment No. 1: Reported in technical disagreement. The managers on 
the part of the House will offer a motion to recede and concur in the
amendment of the Senate which allows the Soil Conservation Service to 
exchange a parcel of land in Bellingham, Washington, for other land. 
  In lieu of the matter inserted by said amendment, insert the 
following: 

            FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE 

              CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS 

  If the funds available for Nutrition Education and Training grants
authorized under section 19 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as 
amended, require a ratable reduction in those grants, the minimum grand 
for each State shall be $50,000. 
  The managers on the part of the Senate will move to concur in the 
amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate. 
  Committee on Agriculture: Solely for consideration of title I of the 
House bill and title I of the Senate amendment: 
               E DE LA GARZA, 
               THOMAS S. FOLEY, 
               DAVID R. BOWEN, 
               FRED RICHMOND, 
               BILL WAMPLER, 
               PAUL FINDLEY 
                 (on all matters except as listed below), 
               TOM HAGEDORN 
                 (on all matters except as listed below), 
Amendments 
  [As figures are used in bills to express sums of money, dates, 
paragraph numbers, etc., amendments involving such expressions must be 
set in .gures thus: Strike out ``$840'' and insert ``$1,000'', etc. for 
other enumerations, etc., follow the manuscript as the data is picked 
up from the bill and used for the Record and then picked up from the 
Record and used for the report.] 

   EMANUEL F. LENKERSDORF 

  The Clerk called the bill (H.R. 2520) for the relief of Emanuel F.
Lenkersdorf. 
  There being no objection, the Clerk read the bill as follows: 
 
               H.R. 2520 
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purposes 
of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Emanuel F. Lenkersdorf shall be 
held and considered to have been lawfully admitted to the United States 
for permanent residence as of the date of the enactment of this Act, 
upon payment of the required visa fee. Upon the granting of permanent
residence to such alien as provided for in this Act, the Secretary of 
State shall instruct the proper of. cer to deduct one number from the 
total number of immigrant visas and conditional entries which are made
available to natives of the country of the alien�s birth under 
paragraphs (1) through (8) of section 203(a) of the Immigration and
Nationality Act. 

  With the following committee amendment: 

  On page 2, strike lines 4 through 6 and insert in lieu thereof: 
``which are made available to natives of the country of the alien's 
birth under section 203(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act or, 
if applicable, from the total number of such visas which are made 
available to such natives under section 202(3) of such Act.''. 
  The committee amendment was agreed to. 
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read 
the third time, and passed, and a motion to reconsider was laid on the 
table. 

CONTESTED ELECTION, CARTER AGAINST LECOMPTE�MESSAGE FROM THE CLERK OF 
  THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (H. DOC. NO. 235) 

  The SPEAKER laid before the House the following message from the 
Clerk of the House of Representatives, which was read and, with the
accompanying papers, referred to the Committee on House Administration: 
                                                         
                                                        JULY 29, 2008. 
The Honorable the SPEAKER, 
House of Representatives. 
  SIR: I have the honor to lay before the House of Representatives the 
contest for a seat in the House of Representatives from the Fourth
Congressional District of the State of Iowa, Steven V. Carter against 
Karl M. LeCompte, notice of which has been filed in the office of the 
Clerk of the House; and also transmit herewith original testimony, 
papers, and documents relating thereto. 
 
      LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

  By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted to: 
  Mr. CONYERS (at the request of Mr. HOYER) for today on account of 
personal business. 
  Mr. ENGEL (at the request of Mr. HOYER) for today on account of a 
codel flight delay. 
  Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas (at the request of Mr. HOYER) for today on 
account of a doctor's appointment. 

   SPECIAL ORDERS GRANTED 
  
  By unanimous consent, permission to address the House, following the
legislative program and any special orders heretofore entered, was 
granted to: 
  (The following Members (at the request of Ms. WOOLSEY) to revise and 
extend their remarks and include extraneous material:) 
  Ms. WOOLSEY, for 5 minutes, today. 
  Mr. DEFAZIO, for 5 minutes, today. 
  Ms. KAPTUR, for 5 minutes, today. 
  Mr. SPRATT, for 5 minutes, today. 
  (The following Members (at the request of Mr. SMITH of Nebraska) to 
revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material:) 
  Mr. POE, for 5 minutes, June 20, 23 and 24. 
  Mr. JONES of North Carolina, for 5 minutes, June 20, 23 and 24. 
  Mr. BISHOP of Utah, for 5 minutes, today and June 18. 
  Mr. MCCOTTER, for 5 minutes, June 19. 

          ADJOURNMENT 

  Mr. FORBES. Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now adjourn. The 
motion was agreed to; accordingly (at 9 o�clock and 56 minutes p.m.), 
under its previous order, the House adjourned until tomorrow, 
Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. 

          RECESS 

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 12(a) of rule I, the 
Chair declares the House in recess until 2 p.m. today. Accordingly (at 
12 o'clock and 50 minutes p.m.), the House stood in recess until 2 
p.m. 
                              1400 

                        AFTER RECESS 

  The recess having expired, the House was called to order by the 
Speaker pro tempore (Mr. LARSEN of Washington) at 2 p.m. 

  [Follow manuscript as to expressing time of adjournment as 6 o'clock 
and 25 minutes p.m., or 6:25 p.m.] 

          MOTION TO DISCHARGE 
COMMITTEE 


                                      MARCH 17, 2008. 

TO THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: 
  Pursuant to clause 4 of rule XXVII, I, PERCY J. PRIEST, move to 
discharge the Committee on Banking and Currency from the consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 2887) entitled ``A bill transferring certain 
functions of the Price Administrator, with respect to petroleum and 
petroleum products, to the petroleum Administrator for War,'' which was
referred to said committee March 7, 2008, in support of which motion 
the undersigned Members of the House of Representatives affix their
signatures, to wit: 
  1. Percy J. Priest. 
  2. Oren Harris. . . . 
  217. William E. Hess. 
  218. James G. Polk. 

  This motion was entered upon the Journal, entered in the 
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD with signatures thereto, and referred to the 
Calendar of Motions To Discharge Committees, February 29, 2008. 

House briefs 

  [The briefs follow at end of day's proceedings, heads and dashes to 
be used as shown here. This data is supplied from the House and is 
printed as submitted.] 

  EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 

  Under clause 8 of rule XII, executive communications were taken from 
the Speaker's table and referred as follows: 

  7144. A letter from the Congressional Review Coordinator, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Consolidation 
of the Fruit Fly Regulations [Docket No. APHIS-2007-0084] (RIN: 0579-
AC57) received June 9, 2008, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the
Committee on Agriculture. 
  7145. A letter from the Director, Regulatory Management Division,
Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Bifenthrin; Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0535; FRL-8366-4] 
received June 9, 2008, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the 
Committee on Agriculture. 
  7146. A letter from the Director, Regulatory Management Division, 
Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
1,3-Dichloropropene and metabolites; Pesticide Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2007-0637; FRL-8345-1] received April 30, 2008, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture. 
  
  [Use the following form if only one communication is submitted--8 
point:] 

  7147. Under clause 8 of rule XII, a letter from the Director, 
Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--(Z)-7,8-epoxy-2-methyloctadecane
(Disparlure); Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2007-0596; FRL-8367-7] received June 9, 2008, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
801(a)(1)(A), was taken from the Speaker's table, referred to the 
Committee on Agriculture, and ordered to be printed. 

  REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

  Under clause 2 of rule XIII, reports of committees were delivered to 
the Clerk for printing and reference to the proper calendar, as follows: 
  Mr. WAXMAN: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 
Supplemental report on H.R. 5781. A bill to provide that 8 of the 12 
weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be 
paid leave, and for other purposes. (Rept. 110-624 Pt. 2). 

  REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 
  
  Under clause 2 of rule XIII, reports of committees were delivered to 
the Clerk for printing and reference to the proper calendar, as 
follows: 
  Mr. RAHALL: Committee on Natural Resources. H.R. 2964. A bill to 
amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as
prohibited wildlife species under that Act, to make corrections in the
provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, and 
for other purposes, with an amendment (Rept. 110-712). Referred to the
Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union. 
  Mr. RAHALL: Committee on Natural Resources. H.R. 3702. A bill to 
direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain land in the 
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana, to Jefferson County, 
Montana, for use as a cemetery (Rept. 110-713). Referred to the 
Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union. 
  Mr. RAHALL: Committee on Natural Resources. H.R. 5511. A bill to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of
Reclamation, to remedy problems caused by a collapsed drainage tunnel 
in Leadville, Colorado, and for other purposes (Rept. 110-715). 
Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union. 
  Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi: Committee on Homeland Security. House
Resolution 1150. Resolution expressing the sense of the House of
Representatives that the Transportation Security Administration 
should, in accordance with the congressional mandate provided for in 
the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, 
enhance security against terrorist attack and other security threats to 
our Nation's rail and mass transit lines, with amendments (Rept. 110-
716). Referred to the House Calendar. 
  
  [Use above form also when only one report is submitted.] 

PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

  Under clause 2 of rule XII, public bills and resolutions were 
introduced and severally referred, as follows: 
    By Mr. SHADEGG: 
  H.R. 6274. A bill to provide an equivalent to habeas corpus protection 
for persons held under military authority under that part of Cuba 
leased to the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in
addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration 
of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
concerned. 
  By Mr. RANGEL (for himself, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. 
NEAL of Massachusetts, Mr. POMEROY, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Mr. BLUMENAUER, 
Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. VAN HOLLEN, Mr. MEEK of Florida, Mr. 
LEVIN, and Mr. LARSON of Connecticut): 
  H.R. 6275. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
provide individuals temporary relief from the alternative minimum tax, 
and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means. 

  [Use the following form when only one bill or resolution is 
submitted:] 

  Under clause 2 of rule XII: Mr. CAZAYOUX (for himself, Mr. CHILDERS, 
Ms. WATERS, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, 
Mr. CUELLAR, and Mrs. CAPITO) introduced a bill (H.R. 6276) to repeal 
section 9(k) of the United States Housing Act of 1937; to the Committee 
on Financial Services. 

          MEMORIALS 

  Under clause 3 of rule XII, memorials were presented and referred as 
follows: 

  [Use the following form when submitted by the Speaker if By the 
Speaker is not in manuscript:] 

  327. By the SPEAKER: Memorial of the Legislature of the State of 
Louisiana, relative to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 76 
memorializing the Congress of the United States to take such actions as 
are necessary to expedite the reopening of the Arabi branch of the 
United States Postal Service located in St. Bernard Parish; to the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 
  328. Also, a memorial of the Legislature of the State of Idaho, 
relative to Senate Joint Memorial No. 114 expressing opposition to 
S. 40 and H.R. 3200; jointly to the Committees on Financial Services 
and the Judiciary. 

          MEMORIALS 

  Under clause 3 of rule XII, 

  [Use the following form when only one memorial is submitted:] 

  326. The SPEAKER presented a memorial of the Legislature of the 
State of Louisiana, relative to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51 
memorializing the Congress of the United States to establish a grant 
program to assist the seafood industry in St. Tammany, St. Bernard, 
Orleans, and Plaque-mines parishes; to the Committee on Financial 
Services. 

          PRIVATE BILLS AND 
RESOLUTIONS 


  Under clause 1 of rule XXII, private bills and resolutions were 
introduced and severally referred as follows: 
  By Mr. ATKINSON: 
  H.R. 6583. A bill for the relief of Mohamed Tejpar and Nargis Tejpar; 
to the Committee on the Judiciary. 
  By Mr. AUCOIN: 
  H.R. 6584. A bill for the relief of Celia Maarit Halle; to the 
Committee of the Judiciary. 

  [Use the following form when only one bill or resolution is 
submitted:] 

  Under clause 1 of rule XXII, 
  Mr. LANTOS introduced a bill (H.R. 6766) for the relief of Shanna 
Teresa Millich; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 

          ADDITIONAL SPONSORS 

  Under clause 7 of rule XII, sponsors were added to public bills and
resolutions as follows: 
  H.R. 78: Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey. 
  H.R. 96: Mr. RANGEL. 
  H.R. 154: Mr. TOWNS, Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN, Mr. DOYLE, Mr. SPACE, and Mr. 
LARSON of Connecticut. 

  [Note.--Set sponsors caps and Members caps and lower case.] 

          DISCHARGE PETITIONS 

  Under clause 2 of rule XV, the following discharge petitions were 
filed: 
  Petition 10, June 24, 2008, by Mr. JOHN R. ``RANDY'' KUHL, Jr. on 
H.R. 5656, was signed by the following Members: John R. ``Randy'' Kuhl 
Jr., Doug Lamborn, David Davis, Robert E. Latta, Joseph R. Pitts, 
Charles W. Boustany, Jr., Ron Paul, Michael T. McCaul, John Kline, 
Randy Neugebauer, Lynn A. Westmoreland, and Wally Herger. 
  Petition 11, June 24, 2008, by Mr. THOMAS G. TANCREDO on House 
Resolution 1240, was signed by the following Members: Thomas G. 
Tancredo and Jean Schmidt. 

          DISCHARGE PETITIONS
--ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS 


  The following Members added their names to the following discharge
petitions: 
  Petition 3 by Mr. PENCE on House Resolution 694: Timothy V. Johnson. 
  Petition 4 by Mr. ADERHOLT on H.R. 3584: Trent Franks. 
  Petition 5 by Mrs. DRAKE on H.R. 4088: Timothy V. Johnson. 

          PETITIONS, ETC. 

  Under clause 3 of rule XII, petitions and papers were laid on the 
clerk's desk and referred as follows: 
  283. The SPEAKER presented a petition of the City Council of Compton, 
CA, relative to Resolution No. 22,564 supporting the Homeowners and 
Bank Protection Act of 2007; to the Committee on Financial Services. 
  284. Also, a petition of the California State Lands Commission, 
relative to a Resolution regarding the taking of marine mammals and 
sea turtles incidental to power plant operations of once-through 
cooling power plants in California; to the Committee on Natural 
Resources. 

  [Use the following form when only one petition is submitted:] 

  Under clause 1 of rule XXII, 
  139. The SPEAKER presented a petition of the Council of the District 
of Columbia, relative to the Council-adopted resolution entitled, 
``National Park Service-Georgetown Branch Rail Right-of-Way Acquisition
Resolution of 1990''; which was referred to the Committee on the 
District of Columbia. 

          AMENDMENTS 

  Under clause 8 of rule XVIII, proposed amendments were submitted as
follows: 

          H.R. 1328 

  OFFERED BY: MR. COLE OF OKLAHOMA 

  AMENDMENT NO. 4: Page 341, line 11, after ``title.'' insert the 
following: ``The Federal Government shall not withhold funding.''. 

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD INDEX 

General instructions 
Set in 7 point on 8 point, Record measure (168 points, 14 picas). 

Cap lines or italic lines are set fl ush left . 

Entries are indented 1 em, with overs 2 ems. 

Bill introductions are to be identified as to sponsor or cosponsor. 

Bullet following page number in index identifies unspoken material. 

Pages are identified as S (Senate), H (House), and E (Extensions). 

Pages in bound Record index are entered numerically, without S, H, or 
E prefixes. 

Abbreviations and acronyms--
(for use on notation of content line) 

Abbreviations 
Streets: St.; Ave.; Ct.; Dr.; Blvd.; Rd.; Sq.; Ter. 
Names: Jr.; Sr.; II (etc.) 
Businesses: Co.; Corp. (includes all Federal corporations); Inc.; 
  Ltd.; Bros. 
States: See rule 9.13. 

Dept. of Agriculture............................Sec. of Agriculture. 
Dept. of Commerce...............................Sec. of Commerce. 
Dept. of Defense................................Sec. of Defense. 
Dept. of Education..............................Sec. of Education. 
Dept. of Energy.................................Sec. of Energy. 
Dept. of Health and Human Services..............Sec. of Health and. . . 
Dept. of Homeland Security......................Sec. of Homeland
                                                  Security 
Dept. of Housing and Urban 
  Development...................................Sec. of Housing 
                                                  and . . . 
Dept. of the Interior...........................Sec. of the Interior. 
Dept. of Justice................................Attorney General. 
Dept. of Labor..................................Sec. of Labor. 
Dept. of State..................................Sec. of State. 
Dept. of Transportation.........................Sec. of Transportation. 
Dept. of the Treasury...........................Sec. of the Treasury. 
Dept. of Veterans Affairs.......................Sec. of Veterans 
                                                 Affairs. 
Acronyms 
Agency for International Development............AID 
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome..............AIDS 
American Association of Retired Persons.........AARP 
American Bar Association........................ABA 
American Civil Liberties Union..................ACLU 
American Federation of Labor and 
  Congress of Industrial Organizations..........AFL-CIO 
American Medical Association....................AMA 
British Broadcasting Corp.......................BBC 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and 
  Explosives....................................ATF 
Bureau of Indian Affairs........................BIA 
Bureau of Land Management.......................BLM 
Bureau of Labor Statistics......................BLS 
Cable News Network..............................CNN 
Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network..........C-SPAN 
Central Intelligence Agency.....................CIA 
Civil Service Retirement System.................CSRS 
Civilian Health and Medical Program 
  of the Uniformed Services.....................CHAMPUS 
Commodity Credit Corp...........................CCC 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission............CFTC 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act..................CERCLA 
Congressional Budget Office.....................CBO 
Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
  Reconciliation Act............................COBRA 
Consumer Product Safety Commission..............CPSC 
Daughters of the American Revolution............DAR 
Deoxyribonucleic acid...........................DNA 
Disabled American Veterans......................DAV 
Drug Enforcement Administration.................DEA 
Employee Retirement Income Security Act.........ERISA 
Environmental Protection Agency.................EPA 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.........EEOC 
Export-Import Bank..............................Eximbank 
Federal Aviation Administration.................FAA 
Federal Bureau of Investigation.................FBI 
Federal Communications Commission...............FCC 
Federal Crop Insurance Corp.....................FCIC 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp..................FDIC 
Federal Election Commission.....................FEC 
Federal Emergency Management Agency.............FEMA 
Federal Employee Retirement System..............FERS 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission............FERC 
Federal Housing Administration..................FHA 
Federal Insurance Contribution Act..............FICA 
Federal National Mortgage Association...........Fannie Mae 
Federal Reserve System..........................FRS 
Federal Trade Commission........................FTC 
Food and Drug Administration....................FDA 
General Agreement on 
  Tariffs and Trade.............................GATT 
General Services Administration.................GSA 
Government Accountability Office................GAO 
Government Printing Office......................GPO 
Gross national product..........................GNP 
Health maintenance organization(s)..............HMO(s) 
Human immunodeficiency virus....................HIV 
Internal Revenue Service........................IRS 
International Business Machines Corp............IBM 
International Monetary Fund.....................IMF 
International Trade Commission..................ITC 
Legal Services Corp.............................LSC 
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.......LIHEAP 
Missing in action...............................MIA(s) 
National Aeronautics and Space 
  Administration................................NASA 
National Association for the Advancement 
  of Colored People.............................NAACP 
National Broadcasting Co........................NBC 
National Collegiate Athletic Association........NCAA 
National Institute of Standards and 
  Technology....................................NIST 
National Institutes of Health...................NIH 
National Labor Relations Board..................NLRB 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
  Administration................................NOAA 
National Railroad Passenger Corp................Amtrak 
National Rifle Association......................NRA 
National Security Council.......................NSC 
National Science Foundation.....................NSF 
National Transportation Safety Board............NTSB 
North American Free Trade Agreement.............NAFTA 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization..............NATO 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission...................NRC 
Occupational Safety and Health 
  Administration................................OSHA 
Office of Management and Budget.................OMB 
Office of Personnel Management..................OPM 
Office of Thrift Supervision....................OTS 
Organization of American States.................OAS 
Organization of Petroleum Exporting 
  Countries.....................................OPEC 

Overseas Private Investment Corp................OPIC 
Palestine Liberation Organization...............PLO 
Parent-Teachers Association.....................PTA 
Prisoner of war.................................POW 
Public Broadcasting Service.....................PBS 
Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization 
  Act...........................................RICO 
Reserve Officers' Training Corps................ROTC 
Securities Exchange Commission..................SEC 
Small Business Administration...................SBA 
Social Security Administration..................SSA 
Supplemental security income....................SSI 
Tennessee Valley Authority......................TVA 
United Auto Workers.............................UAW 
United Nations..................................U.N. 
United Nations Children's Fund..................UNICEF 
United Nations Educational Scientific 
  and Cultural Organization.....................UNESCO 
Veterans of Foreign Wars........................VFW 
Voice of America................................VOA 
Women, Infants, and Children Program............WIC 
World Health Organization.......................WHO 
Young Men's Christian Association...............YMCA 
Young Women's Christian Association.............YWCA 

Spacing 
Biweekly Record index folioed in upper right and left corner; no extra
spacing. 

Bound Record index folioed in upper right and left corner; no extra 
spacing. 

History of Bills folioed in upper right and left corner using H.B. 
numbers; no extra spacing. 

Bound History of Bills folioed in lower right and left corner, first 
folio numerically higher than the last folio of index; no extra spacing. 

Capitalization 
Capitalize principal words after these formats: 

Addresses                               Book reviews 
Analyses                                Booklets 
Appendices                              Brochures 
Articles and editorials                 Conference reports 
Biographies                             Descriptions 
Documents                               Prayers by visitors  
Essays                                  Prefaces  
Essays: Voice of Democracy              Press releases  
Eulogies                                Proclamations  
Explanations                            Reports  
Factsheets                              Report filed  
Forewords                               Resolutions of ratification  
Histories                               R�sum�s  
Homilies                                Sermons  
Hymns                                   Sngs  
Memorandums                             Statements  
Messages                                Studies  
Oaths of office                         Summaries  
Pamphlets                               Surveys  
Papers                                  Synopses  
Platforms                               Testimonies  
Poems                                   Transcripts  
Prayers                                 Treaties  

Lowercase after these formats:  
Advertisements                          Commentaries  
Affidavits                              Comments  
Agenda                                  Communications from  
Agreements                              Communiques  
Amendments                              Comparisons  
Announcements                           Cost estimates  
Appointments                            Court decisions  
Awards                                  Court documents  
Bills and resolutions                   Declarations  
Bills and resolutions cosponsored       Dedications  
Bills and resolutions introduced        Definitions  
Bills and resolutions relative to       Descriptions  
Briefs                                  Designated acting Presidents 
Briefings                                 pro tempore  
Broadcasts                              Designated acting Speaker pro 
Bulletins                                  tempore  
Certificates of election                Digests  
Chronologies                            Dispatches  
Citations                               Examples  
Civilian                                Excerpts  
Cloture motions                         Executive orders  
Colloquies                              Financial statements  
Granted in the Senate                   Granted  
Guidelines                              Granted in the House  
Hearings                                Questions 
Inscriptions                            Questions and answers 
Interviews                              Quotations 
Introductions                           Recorded 
Invocations                             Regulations 
Journals                                Remarks 
Letters                                 Remarks in House 
Lists                                   Remarks in House relative to
Meetings                                Remarks in Senate 
Military                                Remarks in Senate relative to 
Motions                                 Resignations 
Newsletters                             Resolutions by organizations 
Notices                                 Results 
Obituaries                              Reviews 
Opinion polls                           Rollcalls 
Orders                                  Rosters 
Outlines                                Rules 
Petitions                               Rulings of the chair 
Petitions and memorials                 Schedules 
Press conferences                       Subpoena notices 
Privilege of the floor                  Subpoenas 
Programs                                Tables 
Projects                                Tests 
Proposals                               Texts of 
Questionnaires                          Transmittals 
                                        Tributes 
                                        Voting record 

Punctuation 
Comma precedes folio figures. 

If numbers of several bills are given, use this form: (see S. 24, 25); 
(see H.R. 217, 218), etc.; that is, do not repeat S. or H.R. with each 
number. 

In consecutive numbers (more than two) use an en dash to connect first 
with last: S46-S48, 518-520. 

Quotes are used for book titles. 

A 3-em dash is used as a ditto for word or words leading up to colon: 

     Taxation: capital gains rates 
     ----earned income tax credit 
     ----rates 

Roman and italic 
Use italic for Members of Congress descriptive data: 

      CARDIN, BENJAMIN L. (a Senator from Maryland); 
      EMANUEL, RAHM (a Representative from Illinois). 

Names of vessels in italic: 

      Brooklyn (U.S.S.); 
      Savannah (vessel); 
      Columbia (space shuttle). 

Flush cap lines 
All cap lines are separate entries. They are set flush with overs 
indented 2 ems: 

      CARDIN, BENJAMIN (a Senator from Maryland) 
      EMANUEL, RAHM (a Representative from Illinois) 
      PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (George W. Bush) 
      VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (Richard B. Cheney) 
      COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS (House) 
      COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (Senate) 
      FARMERS see Agriculture 
      SENATE related term(s) Committees of the Senate; Legislative 
         Branch of the Government; Members of Congress; Votes in Senate 
      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR related term(s) Bureau of Land 
         Management, Bureau of Reclamation 
      PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS 
      VOTES IN HOUSE 
      VOTES IN SENATE 

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AARP (ORGANIZATION) 
Letters 
  Evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment 
    eligibility con.rmation and ensure protection of Social Security 
    beneficiaries, H7592 [30JY] 
Press releases 
  Medicare Trigger Ignores Real Problem-Skyrocketing Health Care Costs, 
    H7125 [24JY] 
ABERCROMBIE, NEIL (a Representative from Hawaii) 
Bills and resolutions cosponsored 
  Armed Forces: tribute to the 28th Infantry Division 
    (see H. Con. Res. 390), H7308 [29JY] 
  Bulgaria: independence anniversary (see H. Res. 1383), H7630 [30JY] 
  Bureau of Prisons: provide stab-resistant personal body armor to all
    correctional officers and require such officers to wear such armor 
    while on duty (see H.R. 6462), H6734 [21JY] 
  Diseases: improve and enhance research and programs on cancer 
    survivorship (see H.R. 4450), H7308 [29JY] 
  Education: strengthen communities through English literacy, civic 
    education, and immigrant integration programs (see H.R. 6617), 
    H7164 [24JY] 
  Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for
    beneficiaries (see H.R. 6826), H7808 [1AU] 
  ---replace the prescription drug bene.t with a revised and simplified
   program for all beneficiaries (see H.R. 6800), H7807 [1AU] 
  Motor vehicles: encourage increased production of natural gas 
    vehicles and provide tax incentives for natural gas vehicle 
    infrastructure (see H.R. 6570), H7630 [30JY] 
  Palladio, Andrea: anniversary of birth (see H. Con. Res. 407), H7788 
    [31JY] 
  Power resources: open Outer Continental shelf areas to oil and gas 
    leasing, curb excessive energy speculation, and require Strategic
    Petroleum Reserve sale and acquisitions of certain fuels (see H.R. 
    6670), H7628 [30JY] 
  ---provide a comprehensive plan for greater energy independence 
   (see H.R. 6709), H7785 [31JY] 
  U.S. Public Service Academy: establish (see H.R. 1671), H7789 [31JY] 
  Yunus, Muhammad: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1801), 
    H7629 [30JY] 

Remarks 
  Pearl Harbor, HI: anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard 
  (H. Res. 1139), H6773, H6774 [22JY] 

ABORTION 

Remarks in House 
  China, People's Republic of: mandatory abortion and sterilization 
    policies, H7344, H7345 [30JY] 
  Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe 
    v. Wade decision, H7283 [29JY], H7611 [30JY], H7776 [31JY], E1545 
    [23JY], E1701 [1AU] 
  U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act: 
    prohibit use of funds for any organization or program which 
    supports or participates in the management of coerced abortions or 
    involuntary sterilization, H7116 [24JY] 
Remarks in Senate 
  Dept. of HHS: proposed regulation to change the definition of 
    abortion, S7141 [23JY] 
ACCESS, COMPARISON, CARE, AND ETHICS FOR SERIOUSLY ILL PATIENTS 
  (ACCESS) ACT 
Remarks in Senate 
  Enact (S. 3046), S7620 [29JY], S8021 [1AU] 
ACCESS FOR ALL AMERICA ACT 
Bills and resolutions 
  Enact (see S. 3412, 3413), S7905 [31JY] 
Remarks in Senate 
  Enact (S. 3413), S7971-S7973 [31JY] 
ACHIEVING OUR IDEA ACT 
Remarks in House 
  Enact (H.R. 1896), E1701 [1AU] 
ACKERMAN, GARY L. (a Representative from New York) 
Bills and resolutions cosponsored 
  Bangladesh: elections (see H. Res. 1402), H7788 [31JY] 
  China, People's Republic of: call for end to human rights abuses of 
    citizens, cease repression of Tibetan and Uyghur people, and end 
    support for Governments of Sudan and Burma (see H. Res. 1370), 
    H7309 [29JY] 
  Dept. of the Treasury: establish a commemorative quarter dollar coin 
    program emblematic of prominent civil rights leaders and important 
    events advancing civil rights (see H.R. 6701), H7809 [1AU] 
  Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: grant
    congressional consent and approval (see H.R. 6577), H7165 [24JY] 
  Human rights: defeat campaign by some members of the Organization of 
    the Islamic Conference to divert the U.N. Durban Review Conference 
    from a review of problems in their own and other countries (see H. 
    Res. 1361), H7059 [23JY] 
  Immigration: modify certain requirements with respect to H-1B 
    nonimmigrants (see H.R. 5630), H7629 [30JY] 
  New York, NY: extend and improve protections and services to 
    individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack (see H.R. 
    6594), H7630 [30JY] 
  Palladio, Andrea: anniversary of birth (see H. Con. Res. 407), H7809 
    [1AU] 
  Religion: support spirit of peace and desire for unity displayed in 
    the letter from leading Muslim scholars, and in the Pope Benedict 
    XVI response (see H. Con. Res. 374), H7165 [24JY] 
Bills and resolutions introduced 
  Syria: express concern regarding continued violations of political, 
    civil, and human rights and call 
    for release of prisoners of conscience and other political 
    prisoners (see H. Res. 1398), H7788 [31JY] 
ADAMS, MICHAEL F. 
Letters 
  Higher Education Opportunity Act, S7854 [31JY] 
ADERHOLT, ROBERT B. (a Representative from Alabama) 
Bills and resolutions cosponsored 
  Crime: provide for the use of information in the National Directory 
    of New Hires in enforcing sex offender registration laws (see H.R. 
    6539), H7165 [24JY] 
  Dept. of the Interior: establish oil and gas leasing program for 
    public lands within the Coastal Plain of Alaska (see H.R. 6758), 
    H7787 [31JY] 
  House of Representatives: prohibit adjournment until approval of a 
    bill to establish a comprehensive national energy plan addressing 
    energy conservation and expansion of renewable and conventional 
    energy sources (see H. Res. 1391), H7629 [30JY] 
  National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: support goals and ideals 
    (see H. Res. 672), H7790 [31JY] 
  Power resources: expedite exploration and development of oil and gas 
    from Federal lands (see H.R. 6379), H7629 [30JY] 
  ---promote alternative and renewable fuels, domestic energy 
   production, conservation, and ef.ciency, and increase energy 
   independence (see H.R. 6566), H6824 [22JY] 
  ---provide a comprehensive plan for greater energy independence 
   (see H.R. 6709), H7809 [1AU] 
  Schools: withhold Federal funds from schools that permit or require 
   the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem in 
   a language other than English (see H.R. 6783), H7806 [1AU] 
  Social Security: extend funding for the State Children's Health 
    Insurance Program (see H.R. 6788), H7806 [1AU] 
Bills and resolutions introduced Power resources: enhance energy
  independence through the usage of existing resources and technology 
  (see H. Con. Res. 401), H7787 [31JY] 
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, U.S. COURTS see COURTS 
ADOPTION see FAMILIES AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS 
ADRIAN, MI 
Remarks in House 
  Sand Creek Telephone Co.: anniversary, E1703 [1AU] 
ADVANCING AMERICA'S PRIORITIES ACT 
Bills and resolutions 
  Enact (see S. 3297), S7030 [22JY] 
Cloture motions 
  Enact (S. 3297): motion to proceed, S7509 [26JY], S7551 [28JY] 
Letters 
  Provisions: Lynne Zeitlin Hale, Nature Conservancy (organization), 
    S7548 [28JY] 
  ---Molly McCammon, National Federation of Regional Associations for 
   Coastal and Ocean Observing, S7547 [28JY] 
  ---Peter R. Orszag, CBO, S7510 [26JY], S7543 [28JY] 
  ---several ocean and coastal research, education, and conservation
     organizations, S7547 [28JY] 
Motions 
  Enact (S. 3297), S7509 [26JY] 
Remarks in Senate 
  Appalachian Regional Development Act: reauthorize and improve, S7545 
    [28JY], S7888 [31JY] 
  Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act: provide for continuing authorization 
    of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways. 

In history of bills, sequence is: Senate bills, Senate joint 
resolutions, Senate concurrent resolutions, and Senate resolutions; 
then House bills, House joint resolutions, House concurrent 
resolutions, and House resolutions: S. 14, S.J. Res. 7, S. Con. Res. 
26, S. Res. 5, H. 980, H.J. Res. 9, H. Con. Res. 16, and H. Res. 50. 

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      SENATE BILLS 
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S. 11--A bill to provide liability protection to volunteer pilot 
     nonprofit organizations that .y for public bene.t and to the 
     pilots and staff of such nonpro. t organizations, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. 
     Cosponsors added, S4621 [21MY] 

S. 2062--A bill to amend the Native American Housing Assistance and 
       Self-Determination Act of 1996 to reauthorize that Act, and for 
       other purposes; to the Committee on Indian Affairs. 
   Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged, S814 
       [8FE] 
   Amendments, S850 [11FE], S4836, S4839, S4844 [22MY] Passed Senate 
       amended, S4839 [22MY] 
       
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   SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS 
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S.J. Res. 17--A joint resolution directing the United States to 
     initiate international discussions and take necessary steps with 
     other Nations to negotiate an agreement for managing migratory and 
     transboundary fish stocks in the Arctic Ocean; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations. 
Debated, H4067 [19MY] 
Text, H4067 [19MY] 
Rules suspended. Passed House, H4402 [21MY] 
Message from the House, S4790 [22MY] 

S.J. Res. 28--A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the
     Federal Communications Commission with respect to broadcast media
     ownership; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation. 
By Mr. DORGAN (for himself, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Kerry, Ms. Collins, Mr. Dodd, 
  Mr. Obama, Mr. Harkin, Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Biden, Mr. 
  Reed, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Tester, and Mr. Stevens), 
  S1597 [5MR] 
Cosponsors added, S1704 [6MR], S1878 [11MR], S2136 [13MR], S2233 
  [31MR], S2348 [2AP], S2947 [10AP], S3081 [16AP], S3700 [1MY] 
Reported (S. Rept. 110�334), S3975 [8MY] 
Passed Senate amended, S4267 [15MY] 
Text, S4270 [15MY] 
Message from the Senate, H4065 [19MY] 
Held at the desk, H4065 [19MY] 

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  SENATE CONCURRENT 
     RESOLUTIONS 
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S. Con. Res. 82--A concurrent resolution supporting the Local Radio 
    Freedom Act; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
    Transportation. 
  By Mrs. LINCOLN (for herself, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Allard, 
    Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, Ms. Murkowski, and Mr. Webb), S4029 [12MY] 
S. Con. Res. 85--A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the 
    rotunda of the Capitol to honor Frank W. Buckles, the last 
    surviving United States veteran of the First World War. 
By Mr. SPECTER (for himself, Mr. Byrd, Mrs. Dole, Mr. McCain, Mr. 
   Warner, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Rockefeller, and Mr. Burr), S4793 [22MY] 
S. Con. Res. 85--Continued 
   Text, S4810, S4848 [22MY] 
   Agreed to in the Senate, S4848 [22MY] 

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 SENATE RESOLUTIONS 
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S. Res. 496--A resolution honoring the 60th anniversary of the 
    commencement of the carving of the Crazy Horse Memorial; to the 
    Committee on the Judiciary. 
  By Mr. THUNE (for himself and Mr. Johnson), S2346 [2AP] Text, S2362 
     [2AP], S4427 [20MY] Committee discharged. Agreed to in the Senate, 
     S4427 [20MY] 
S. Res. 562--A resolution honoring Concerns of Police Survivors as the
    organization begins its 25th year of service to family members of 
    law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. 
  By Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself, Mr. Biden, Mr. Brown, Mr. Menendez, 
     Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Craig, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Dodd, 
     Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Lautenberg, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. 
     Nelson of Florida, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Smith, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. 
     Stevens, Mr. Tester, and Mr. Thune), S4106 [13MY] 
  Text, S4114, S4121 [13MY] 
  Agreed to in the Senate, S4120 [13MY] 

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                HOUSE BILLS 
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H.R. 158--A bill to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins 
   in commemoration of the battle. elds of the Revolutionary War and 
   the War of 1812, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
   Financial Services. 
 Cosponsors added, H3108 [6MY], H4061 [15MY] 

H.R. 503--A bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the 
   shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing,
   purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be
   slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes; to the 
   Committees on Energy and Commerce; Agriculture. 
  By Ms. SCHAKOWSKY (for herself, Mr. Whit. eld, Mr. Rahall, Mr. 
    Spratt, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Markey, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Van 
    Hollen, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Ms. Bordallo, Ms. Schwartz, Mr.
    Ackerman, Mr. Doyle, Ms. Lee, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Serrano, Ms. 
    Berkley, Mr. Shays, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. McCotter, Mr.
    Cummings, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. 
    Grijalva, Mrs. Capps, Ms. Bean, Ms. Matsui, Mr. King of New York, 
    Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Dicks, Mr. 
    Berman, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Tierney, Mr. 
    Bishop of New York, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Lynch, Mr. 
    Kirk, Mr. Campbell of California, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Ms.
    Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. Sherman, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Larson of
    Connecticut, Mr. Israel, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, 
    Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Moore of Kansas, Mr. Moran 
    of Virginia, Mr. McNulty, Mrs. Maloney of New York, Mr. Inslee, Mr. 
    Wolf, Ms. Carson, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Smith of New 
    Jersey, and Mr. Linder), H670 [17JA] 
  Cosponsors added, H1055 [30JA], H1153 [31JA], H1565 [13FE], H1668 
    [14FE], H1896 [16FE], H2165 [5MR], H2621 [15MR], H2821 [21MR], 
    H3279 [28MR], H3363   [29MR], H3476 [17AP], H3724 [20AP], H4553 
    [7MY], H5054 [15MY], H5927 [24MY], H6181 [7JN], H6439, H6476 
    [14JN], H6828 [20JN], H7202 [26JN], H8121 [18JY], H8821 [27JY], 
    H9656 [2AU], H10696 [20SE], H11028 [27SE] 
H.R. 4841--A bill to approve, ratify, and confirm the settlement 
   agreement entered into to resolve claims by the Soboba Band of 
   Luiseno Indians relating to alleged interences with the water 
   resources of the Tribe, to authorize and direct the Secretary of the 
   Interior to execute and perform the Settlement Agreement and related
   waivers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural 
   Resources. 
  Cosponsors added, H390 [22JA], H480 [28JA], H558 [29JA] 
  Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 110-649), H4059 [15MY] 
  Debated, H4075 [19MY] 
  Text, H4075 [19MY] 
  Rules suspended. Passed House amended, H4401 
     [21MY] 
  Message from the House, S4790 [22MY] 
  Passed Senate, S7197 [23JY] 

H.R. 6081--A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide
   benefits for military personnel, and for other purposes; to the 
   Committee on Ways and Means. 
  By Mr. RANGEL (for himself, Mr. Stark, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Lewis of 
    Georgia, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Pomeroy, Mrs. Jones of 
    Ohio, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Emanuel, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. 
    Kind, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Meek of 
    Florida, Mr. Altmire, Mrs. Boyda of Kansas, Mr. Cohen, Ms. DeLauro, 
    Mr. Ellsworth, Mr. Loebsack, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Welch of Vermont, Mr. 
    Walz of Minnesota, Mr. Arcuri, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Becerra, Mrs. 
    Davis of California, and Mr. Doggett), H4064 [16MY] 
  Cosponsors added, H4151 [19MY] 
  Debated, H4160 [20MY] 
  Text, H4160 [20MY] 
  Rules suspended. Passed House amended, H4187 [20MY] 
  Message from the House, S4617 [21MY] 
  Passed Senate, S4772 [22MY] 
  Message from the Senate, H4821 [22MY] 

H.R. 6166--A bill to impose certain limitations on the receipt of out-
   of-State municipal solid waste, and for other purposes; to the 
   Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
  By Mr. WITTMAN of Virginia (for himself, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Moran of 
    Virginia, and Mr. Donnelly),