McGOVERN, JAMES P. (a Representative from Massachusetts)

Addresses

International Human Rights Day: Hilary Rodham Clinton, Sec. of State, E6•–E8• [10JA]

Amendments

Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies programs: making appropriations (H.R. 5973), consideration (H. Res. 697), H4025 [26JN]

Budget: reconciliation of the concurrent resolution and replacement of sequester established by the Budget Control Act (H.R. 5652), consideration (H. Res. 648), H2581 [10MY]

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (H.R. 4310), consideration (H. Res. 661), H2844 [17MY]

——— authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (H.R. 4310), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 840), H7373 [20DE]

Dept. of the Interior: set clear rules for development of U.S. oil shale resources and promote shale technology research and development (H.R. 3408), consideration (H. Res. 547), H748 [15FE]

Depts. of Transportation and HUD and related agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 5972), consideration (H. Res. 697), H4025 [26JN]

Federal employees: secure annuities of civilian employees (H.R. 3813), consideration (H. Res. 547), H748 [15FE]

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4281), consideration (H. Res. 600), H1750 [29MR]

Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting (H.R. 4089), consideration (H. Res. 614), H1870 [17AP]

Transportation: authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs (H.R. 7), consideration (H. Res. 547), H748 [15FE]

Articles and editorials

Food Stamps Helped Reduce Poverty Rate, Study Finds, Sabrina Tavernise, New York (NY) Times, H1900 [17AP]

George McGovern, the ‘‘Atticus Finch’’ of American Politics, by, Nation (publication), E1941• [17DE]

George McGovern, the Man Who Never Gave Up, Bob Dole, Washington (DC) Post, E1960• [19DE]

George McGovern—An Outstanding Leader on Children’s Hunger and Nutrition, Gus Schumacher, Wholesomewave.org (Internet site), E1960• [19DE]

In Sudan, Seeing Echoes of Darfur, Nicholas D. Kristof, New York (NY) Times, H1023 [29FE]

In the House, a Transportation Train Wreck, Los Angeles (CA) Times, H527 [7FE]

Intractable Afghan Graft Hampering U.S. Strategy, Matthew Rosenberg and Graham Bowley, New York (NY) Times, H1290 [8MR]

Job Gains Reflect Hope a Recovery Is Blooming, Motoko Rich, New York (NY) Times, H527 [7FE]

Kremlin’s Blacklist, Vladimir V. Kara-Murza, Washington (DC) Post, H6386 [15NO]

Lieutenant Colonel Davis, Death and Deception in Afghanistan, Matthew Hoh, Huffington Post (Internet site), H577 [8FE]

Military Funds to Spare? Walter Pincus, Washington (DC) Post, H7366 [20DE]

Payroll Tax Fight, New York (NY) Times, H527 [7FE]

Robert Shrum on Friend George McGovern, the Prophet Politician, Robert Shrum, Daily Beast (Internet site), E1960• [19DE]

Russia Plans To Retry Dead Lawyer in Tax Case, Andrew E. Kramer, New York (NY) Times, H6386 [15NO]

SpyLab—How a Team of Harvard Grads Is Using a Satellite—Plus a Little Help From George Clooney—To Rewrite the Rules of Humanitarianism, Michael Blanding, Boston (MA) Globe, E717• [7MY]

Stop Demagoguing Our Food Safety Net, Andrew Morehouse, Northampton (MA) Daily Hampshire Gazette, E284• [29FE]

Think Again—George McGovern—A Lifetime of Conscience and Courage, Eric Alterman, Center for American Progress (Internet site), E1941•–E1943• [17DE]

Three Cheers for the Magnitsky Act and American Values, Leon Aron, American Enterprise Institute (Internet site), H6407 [16NO]

Truth, Lies and Afghanistan—How Military Leaders Have Let Us Down, Daniel L. Davis, Armed Forces Journal, H576 [8FE]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Ahmad, Masroor: welcome to Washington, DC, and commend promotion of peace and justice and counseling of Ahmadi Muslims to avoid violence, even in the face of persecution (see H. Res. 709), H4156 [27JN]

AID: improve nutritional quality, quality control, and cost effectiveness of U.S. food assistance (see H.R. 4141), H1153 [5MR]

Animals: restrict use of exotic and nondomesticated animals in traveling circuses and exhibitions (see H.R. 3359), H1915 [17AP]

Armed Forces: commend, make permanent, oppose proposals to diminish national security role of, and recognize the National Guard as the foundation of the Operational Reserve (see H. Con. Res. 129), H6152 [19SE]

——— expand eligibility for concurrent receipt of retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation to all members retired for disability regardless of disability rating percentage (see H.R. 186), H5765 [10SE]

——— grant family of members temporary annual leave during deployment of such members (see H.R. 6188), H5290 [25JY]

——— improve provision of civil relief and the enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members (see H.R. 6293), H5704 [2AU]

——— provide for certain requirements relative to retirement, adoption, care, and recognition of military working dogs (see H.R. 4103), H4864 [12JY]

——— tribute to members for service in Iraq (see H. Res. 528), H181 [25JA]

Bankruptcy: improve protections for employees and retirees in business bankruptcies (see H.R. 6117), H5010 [18JY]

——— make privately issued student loans dischargeable (see H.R. 2028), H220 [31JA]

Boys & Girls Clubs of America: tribute (see H. Res. 774), H5765 [10SE]

Budget Control Act: ensure any deal on taxes and spending does not cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits, increases revenue, reduces defense spending, and promotes economic growth (see H. Res. 733), H5008 [18JY]

Business and industry: list employers that relocate call centers overseas, make such companies ineligible for Federal grants and loans, and require call center employees to disclose their physical location (see H.R. 3596), H1391 [19MR]

CFTC: impose fees and assessments to recover the cost of appropriations to the Commission (see H.R. 3665), H3363 [31MY]

——— take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in energy markets (see H.R. 4457), H2030 [19AP]

Children and youth: extend, enhance, and revise certain laws on collection, use, and disclosure of personal information of children and establish additional protections (see H.R. 1895), H1571 [26MR]

——— protect students from inappropriate seclusion and physical restraint in schools (see H.R. 1381), H5860 [11SE]

Civil rights: award a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the pioneers and participants of the civil rights movement (see H.R. 3866), H374 [1FE]

——— restore effective use of group actions for claims arising under antidiscrimination laws (see H.R. 5978), H4908 [17JY]

Climate: express that U.S. policies should reflect appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning climate change issues (see H. Res. 672), H3707 [15JN]

Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum: establish (see H.R. 6421), H6060 [14SE]

Conservation of natural resources: strengthen the U.S. role in the international community in conserving natural resources to further global prosperity and security (see H.R. 6038), H4156 [27JN]

Contracts: establish fair procedures for arbitration clauses (see H.R. 1873), H376 [1FE]

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary: expand boundaries (see H.R. 192), H1017 [28FE]

Corporations: constitutional amendment to clarify authority of Congress and the States to regulate the expenditure of funds for political activity by corporations (see H.J. Res. 78), H945 [17FE]

Credit: require lender or servicer of a home mortgage, upon a request by the homeowner for a short sale, to make a prompt decision whether to allow the sale (see H.R. 1498), H3577 [6JN]

Credit cards: establish a national usury rate for consumer accounts under open end consumer credit plans (see H.R. 4084), H943 [17FE]

Crime: enhance penalties for possession or financial facilitation of access to child pornography and require Internet service providers to assist child pornography and exploitation investigations (see H.R. 6063), H4654 [29JN]

Cyprus: respect sovereignty and urge Turkey to end illegal colonization, occupation, and interference with energy resources (see H. Res. 676), H5712 [2AU]

Dept. of Agriculture: establish the Community-Supported Agriculture Promotion Program (see H.R. 4012), H693 [9FE]

——— extend and improve the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) Program (see H.R. 4085), H3976 [21JN]

——— implement a certain interim final or final rule regarding child nutrition programs (see H.R. 5789), H3662 [7JN]

——— permit providers of eligible food purchasing and delivery services to be approved as retail food stores that accept and redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (see H.R. 4333), H1804 [29MR]

——— reauthorize and improve the Rural Energy for America Program (see H.R. 5825), H3662 [7JN]

——— recognize significance of and support adequate funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (see H. Res. 564), H965 [27FE]

——— repeal a duplicative inspection and grading program for catfish (see H.R. 4296), H2447 [8MY]

——— Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding (see H. Res. 664), H3103 [17MY]

Dept. of Defense: ensure detainees on U.S. soil have access to due process, the court system, and will not be detained indefinitely by the military (see H.R. 4192), H1304 [8MR]

——— reduce number of nuclear weapons and related programs (see H.R. 3974), H639 [8FE]

Dept. of Education: enter into voluntary, flexible agreements with certain guaranty agencies to provide delinquency prevention and default aversion services for Federal Direct Loan Program borrowers (see H.R. 3624), H3363 [31MY]

——— establish a demonstration program to provide skills to classroom teachers and staff who work with children with autism spectrum disorders (see H.R. 5195), H2448 [8MY]

——— extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H945 [17FE] (see H.R. 4816), H2212 [26AP]

——— improve academic content standards for physical education (see H.R. 1057), H440 [2FE]

——— provide information to foster youth on their potential eligibility for Federal student aid (see H.R. 6669), H7436 [27DE]

——— revise rule requiring for-profit colleges from receiving a certain percentage of revenue from non-Federal sources to count veterans’ education benefits under such rule (see H.R. 3764), H221 [31JA]

Dept. of HHS: collaborate with other departments on epilepsy education and awareness programs (see H. Res. 298), H1018 [28FE]

——— conduct programs to screen adolescents, and educate health professionals, with respect to bleeding disorders (see H.R. 1919), H1543 [22MR]

——— establish a working group to develop and disseminate best practices to ensure accessibility in prescription drug labeling for visually-impaired and blind individuals (see H.R. 4087), H2447 [8MY]

——— establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals (see H.R. 2187), H1306 [8MR]

——— establish permanent national surveillance systems for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological diseases and disorders (see H.R. 2595), H571 [7FE]

——— improve and enhance research and programs on childhood cancer survivorship (see H.R. 3015), H1101 [29FE]

——— limit copayment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty drug tier to the amount applicable to drugs in a non-preferred brand drug tree (see H.R. 4209), H1847 [16AP]

——— provide cardiomyopathy education, awareness, and risk assessment materials and resources and disseminate such materials by State educational agencies to identify more at-risk families (see H.R. 3625), H6234 [20SE]

——— provide for the participation of optometrists in the National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs (see H.R. 1195), H1978 [18AP]

——— provide guaranteed child care assistance for low-income families (see H.R. 5188), H6307 [12OC]

——— provide States with incentives to require elementary and secondary schools to maintain, and permit school personnel to administer, epinephrine (see H.R. 3627), H513 [6FE]

——— revise and expand the 340B Drug Pricing Program to improve provision of discounts on drug purchases for certain safety net providers (see H.R. 2674), H1978 [18AP]

Dept. of HUD: establish program to create jobs and increase economic development in underserved areas by promoting cooperative development (see H.R. 3677), H6328 [9NO]

Dept. of Justice: classify human trafficking as a violent crime for purposes of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) Program (see H.R. 2982), H476 [3FE]

——— establish a permanent background check system for youth-serving organization volunteers (see H.R. 1360), H1273 [7MR]

——— provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention (see H.R. 2721), H7360 [19DE]

——— transmit to the House of Representatives documents relative to the practice of targeted killing U.S. citizens and targets abroad (see H. Res. 819), H6536 [29NO]

Dept. of Labor: establish the National Full Employment Trust Fund (see H.R. 4277), H3481 [5JN]

——— strengthen the U.S. workforce investment system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs (see H.R. 4227), H1916 [17AP]

Dept. of State: authorize payment of a reward to combat transnational organized crime and for information concerning foreign nationals wanted by international criminal tribunals (see H.R. 4077), H1367 [16MR]

——— list Vietnam as a ‘‘Country of Particular Concern’’ relative to religious freedom (see H. Res. 16), H1210 [6MR]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify presumptions relating to exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of Vietnam (see H.R. 3612), H1391 [19MR]

——— establish a registry of certain veterans who were stationed at Fort McClellan, AL (see H.R. 2052), H6310 [16OC]

——— establish an open burn pit registry to ensure that Armed Forces members exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes in Afghanistan or Iraq receive information regarding such exposure (see H.R. 3337), H2813 [16MY]

——— expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits (see H.R. 4287), H2329 [7MY]

——— improve disability compensation evaluation procedures for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma (see H.R. 930), H2447 [8MY]

——— make on time tuition payments for veterans enrolled in institutions of higher learning who are receiving Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Program assistance (see H.R. 3462), H159 [24JA]

——— recognize tinnitus as a mandatory condition for research and treatment (see H.R. 4327), H1804 [29MR]

Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child marriage (see H.R. 6087), H4864 [12JY]

Disabled: authorize grants for the transition of youths with significant disabilities to adulthood (see H.R. 604), H5130 [23JY]

——— expand and intensify NIH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention programs on translational research and related activities relative to Down syndrome (see H.R. 2696), H1210 [6MR]

——— improve individualized education program and facilitate the transition of children with disabilities to adulthood (see H.R. 602), H5130 [23JY]

——— provide assistance to States to develop and implement transition plans for developmentally disabled individuals who are transitioning from the secondary school system into adulthood (see H.R. 603), H5130 [23JY]

Discrimination: condemn discrimination, hate crimes, racism, bigotry, bullying and brutal violence perpetrated against Sikh-Americans, and all acts of vandalism against Sikh Gurdwaras in the U.S. (see H. Res. 785), H6060 [14SE]

Diseases: bring an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and around the world (see H.R. 6138), H5328 [26JY]

——— establish a comprehensive interagency response to reduce lung cancer mortality in a timely manner (see H.R. 1394), H2813 [16MY]

——— expand research and awareness activities relative to scleroderma (see H.R. 1672), H3163 [18MY]

——— issue a semipostal stamp for the fight against colorectal cancer (see H.R. 893), H1306 [8MR]

——— provide grants to better understand and reduce gestational diabetes (see H.R. 2194), H5130 [23JY]

——— raise awareness, improve education, and encourage research and treatment of psychosocial needs of children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with a childhood cancer and their families (see H. Res. 262), H966 [27FE]

——— recognize potential for virtual elimination of pediatric HIV and AIDS and keeping HIV positive mothers alive (see H. Con. Res. 123), H2645 [10MY]

——— require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to cover oral cancer drugs on terms no less favorable than coverage provided for intravenously administered anticancer medications (see H.R. 2746), H5860 [11SE]

Drugs: exempt real property from civil forfeiture due to medical-marijuana-related conduct authorized by State law (see H.R. 6335), H5706 [2AU]

——— provide an affirmative defense for medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the States (see H.R. 6134), H4907 [17JY]

——— reduce deaths occurring from overdoses (see H.R. 6311), H5766 [10SE]

Education: anniversary of Title IX, prohibiting gender discrimination in educational and athletic programs and its critical role in guaranteeing equal educational opportunities for women and girls (see H. Res. 694), H3914 [20JN]

——— award grants to prepare individuals for the 21st century workplace and increase global competitiveness (see H.R. 3036), H3662 [7JN]

Egypt: honor rule of law and return Noor and Ramsay Bower to the U.S. (see H. Res. 193), H6702 [11DE]

ERISA: provide protection for company-provided retiree health benefits (see H.R. 1322), H5923 [12SE]

FCC: provide for creation of a public safety broadband network, ensure a more efficient and innovative allocation of the electromagnetic spectrum, and permit the FCC to conduct incentive auctions (see H.R. 3509), H441 [2FE]

FDA: require the label of drugs to contain a parenthetical statement identifying the source of any ingredient constituting or derived from a grain or starch-containing ingredient (see H.R. 4972), H3662 [7JN]

——— strengthen ability to seek advice from external experts on rare diseases, their burdens, and unmet medical needs of individuals with rare diseases (see H.R. 4156), H2447 [8MY]

——— strengthen regulation of compounding drugs by pharmacies (see H.R. 6584), H6469 [27NO]

FEC: reassert congressional authority to restrict spending by corporations and labor organizations on campaigns for elections for Federal office (see H.R. 6310), H5705 [2AU]

Financial institutions: limit fee disclosure requirement for an automatic teller machine to the screen of that machine (see H.R. 4367), H2570 [9MY]

——— restore certain provisions of law to separate investment banking from commercial banking (see H.R. 1489), H3661 [7JN]

Firearms: establish background check procedures for gun shows (see H.R. 591), H5630 [1AU]

——— require face to face purchases of ammunition, licensing of ammunition dealers, and reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition (see H.R. 6241), H5717 [3AU]

Food: require labels on food that contains, or is produced with, a genetically engineered material (see H.R. 3553), H4864 [12JY]

——— strengthen Federal consumer product safety programs and activities relative to commercially-marketed seafood (see H.R. 6200), H5766 [10SE]

Foreign policy: codify U.S. Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security to promote inclusion of women in conflict resolution efforts and peacebuilding institutions (see H.R. 6255), H5628 [1AU]

Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy countries (see H.R. 4105), H1099 [29FE]

Fraternal organizations: tribute to tax-exempt fraternal benefit societies for charitable works and volunteer activities in communities across the country (see H. Con. Res. 116), H4158 [27JN]

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: expand boundaries (see H.R. 192), H1017 [28FE]

Haiti: address gender-based violence against women and children (see H. Res. 521), H114 [23JA]

——— recognize anniversary of earthquake, honor victims and responders, and reaffirm support and assistance (see H. Res. 510), H26 [17JA]

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund: ensure that amounts credited are used for harbor maintenance (see H.R. 104), H641 [8FE]

Health: make the provision of technical services for medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments safer, more accurate, and less costly (see H.R. 2104), H1101 [29FE]

——— national policy to provide health care, control costs, and enhance the quality of the health care system (see H.R. 1200), H82 [19JA]

——— recognize importance of frontline health workers toward accelerating progress on global health and saving lives of women and children (see H. Res. 734), H6152 [19SE]

Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of Agriculture enforcement (see H.R. 6388), H6310 [16OC]

Housing: extend protection of interests of tenants in the case of any foreclosure on any dwelling or residential real property and establish a right of action to enforce compliance with such protections (see H.R. 3619), H3662 [7JN]

Housing Act: revise requirements for areas to be considered rural areas (see H.R. 273), H6233 [20SE]

Human rights: combat international violence against women and girls (see H.R. 5905), H3660 [7JN]

——— modify certain provisions of law relative to torture (see H.R. 4011), H692 [9FE]

——— prohibit transfer of defense articles and defense services to foreign countries that are engaging in gross violations of internationally-recognized human rights (see H.R. 5749), H4656 [29JN]

Hurricanes: express condolences to, commend resiliency and courage of, and provide necessary resources for relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts of victims of Hurricane Sandy (see H. Res. 820), H6505 [28NO]

Immigration: cancel removal and adjust status of certain long-term resident alien students (see H.R. 1842), H5711 [2AU]

——— eliminate deadline for application for asylum in the U.S. (see H.R. 2981), H6505 [28NO]

——— provide for visas for certain advanced science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates (see H.R. 6412), H6152 [19SE]

Indonesia: allow Indonesian citizens fleeing religious persecution to file a motion to reopen their asylum claims (see H.R. 3590), H727 [14FE]

International AIDS Conference: support and encourage global HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and treatment programs (see H. Res. 713), H4686 [9JY] (see H. Res. 749), H5525 [31JY]

International Olympic Committee: recognize a moment of silence at future Olympic opening ceremonies to honor those who lost their lives at 1972 Munich Olympics (see H. Res. 663), H3703 [12JN]

Iran: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy for the purpose of ensuring U.S. diplomatic efforts to prevent acquisition of nuclear weapons and avoid war (see H.R. 4173), H1642 [27MR]

——— condemn continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy (see H. Res. 556), H944 [17FE]

——— provide for imposition of sanctions relative to the National Iranian Oil Co. and the National Iranian Tanker Co. (see H.R. 3843), H2569 [9MY]

IRS: permit issuance of prospective guidance clarifying employment status of individuals for purposes of employment taxes and to prevent retroactive assessments relative to such clarifications (see H.R. 4123), H1133 [1MR]

Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system (see H.R. 4229), H2212 [26AP]

——— include in the visa waiver program (see H.R. 5850), H3363 [31MY]

Korean War Veterans Memorial: authorize and allow certain private contributions to fund a Wall of Remembrance (see H.R. 2563), H5766 [10SE]

LIHEAP: establish minimum level of assistance for certain States (see H.R. 6533), H6298 [28SE]

——— reauthorize (see H.R. 4026), H725 [14FE]

Macedonia: work within U.N. framework process with Greece to find a mutually-acceptable composite name, with a geographical qualifier and for all international uses for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (see H. Res. 650), H2645 [10MY]

Medicaid: require coverage of optometrists (see H.R. 1219), H1846 [16AP]

Medicare: amend provisions relative to payment for partial hospitalization services (see H.R. 3442), H2329 [7MY]

——— distribute additional residency positions (see H.R. 6352), H5860 [11SE]

——— establish a market pricing program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) (see H.R. 6490), H7585 [2JA]

——— extended coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions (see H.R. 2969), H1642 [27MR]

——— promote medication therapy management under the part D prescription drug program (see H.R. 891), H1978 [18AP]

——— provide comprehensive cancer care planning coverage and grant programs for provider education (see H.R. 3705), H2329 [7MY]

——— provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education and conduct research to improve cancer symptom management (see H.R. 3790), H1306 [8MR]

——— provide coverage of services of qualified respiratory therapists performed under the general supervision of a physician (see H.R. 941), H1273 [7MR]

——— reform payment for physicians’ services by eliminating sustainable growth rate system and adopting innovative payment and delivery models to improve quality and efficiency (see H.R. 5707), H3481 [5JN]

——— study issues on access to intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) for beneficiaries in all care settings and establish demonstration project on benefits of coverage to administer IVIG in the home (see H.R. 1845), H2211 [26AP]

——— waive coinsurance for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening (see H.R. 4120), H1543 [22MR]

Medicare/Medicaid: exclude pathologists from incentive payments and penalties relative to the meaningful use of electronic health records (see H.R. 4066), H3481 [5JN]

Members of Congress: eliminate automatic salary adjustments (see H.R. 3858), H219 [31JA]

Mental health: protect minors from efforts by practitioners to change their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression (see H. Con. Res. 141), H6623 [4DE]

Minimum wage: provide for increases consistent with inflation (see H.R. 6211), H5326 [26JY]

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 560), H1363 [13MR]

National Adoption Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 809), H6397 [15NO]

National Adoption Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 809), H6397 [15NO]

National Animal Rescue Day: designate (see H. Res. 220), H6302 [5OC]

National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 341), H1101 [29FE]

National Cancer Act: anniversary (see H. Res. 531), H376 [1FE]

National Dance Day: designate (see H. Res. 725), H5079 [19JY]

National Foster Care Month: recognize goals and ideals (see H. Res. 659), H2812 [16MY]

National Heritage Area Program: authorize (see H.R. 4099), H1016 [28FE]

National Hunger Awareness Day: designate (see H. Res. 655), H2646 [10MY]

National Month of Voter Registration: designate (see H. Res. 758), H5707 [2AU]

National Nurses Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 644), H2320 [7MY]

National Park Service: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary of establishment (see H.R. 5840), H5860 [11SE]

National parks and recreation areas: repeal certain laws relative to carrying certain weapons in national parks (see H.R. 4063), H5526 [31JY]

National Public Health Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 605), H1805 [29MR]

Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), H1808 [29MR]

North Korean Human Rights Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4240), H1541 [22MR]

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: take action to obtain Russia’s full compliance with commitments under the protocol on their accession to the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (see H.R. 6149), H5328 [26JY]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: establish a public health insurance option (see H.R. 191), H3733 [18JN]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (see H.R. 4010), H692 [9FE]

——— reform the financing of congressional elections by encouraging grassroots participation in the funding of campaigns (see H.R. 6426), H6060 [14SE]

Postal Service: suspend bonus authority for certain postal officials in any year in which a postal retail facility or mail processing facility is closed (see H.R. 4270), H2034 [19AP]

Post-Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence program: provide benefits for days of non-participation due to Government error (see H.R. 3863), H2212 [26AP]

Power resources: permit U.S. companies to participate in exploration and extraction of hydrocarbon resources from a foreign maritime exclusive economic zone contiguous to U.S. exclusive economic zone (see H.R. 4135), H1306 [8MR]

Privacy: prohibit employers from requiring employees to provide access to personal online accounts (see H.R. 5684), H2813 [16MY]

Professional Social Work Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 589), H1427 [20MR]

Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters (see H. Res. 689), H3977 [21JN]

Rhabdomyosarcoma Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 652), H3482 [5JN]

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs (see H.R. 14), H1496 [21MR]

Rotary International: commend efforts to prevent and eradicate polio (see H. Res. 704), H4064 [26JN]

SBA: increase small business lending (see H.R. 5851), H3162 [18MY]

Schools: direct certain coeducational elementary and secondary schools to make information available on equality in athletic programs (see H.R. 458), H1846 [16AP]

Social Security: revise medical criteria for evaluating disability in a person with Huntington’s disease and waive Medicare waiting period for individuals disabled by Huntington’s disease (see H.R. 718), H6151 [19SE]

——— treat permanent partnerships between individuals of the same gender as marriage for purposes of determining entitlement to Federal old-age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits (see H.R. 4609), H2066 [24AP]

SSA: require the President to transmit the annual budget without revisions to Congress (see H.R. 4082), H2040 [23AP]

Tariff: footwear (see H.R. 2697), H1978 [18AP]

Taxation: allow deduction equal to fair market value for charitable contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions created by the donor (see H.R. 1190), H1846 [16AP]

——— allow the work opportunity credit to small businesses which hire members of the Ready Reserve or National Guard (see H.R. 743), H2211 [26AP]

——— encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign outsourcing (see H.R. 5542), H5010 [18JY]

——— establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability expenses of family members with disabilities (see H.R. 3423), H1210 [6MR]

——— expand personal and retirement savings by allowing employees not covered by qualified retirement plans to save for retirement through automatic individual retirement accounts (see H.R. 4049), H1018 [28FE]

——— expand rehabilitation credit (see H.R. 2479), H1428 [20MR]

——— extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief for families making less than a certain annual income and provide alternative minimum tax relief (see H.R. 15), H5525 [31JY]

——— extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided health coverage to certain employee designated beneficiaries (see H.R. 2088), H5766 [10SE]

——— extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness (see H.R. 4202), H3163 [18MY]

——— extend exclusion from gross income of discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness and provide exclusions from income for certain payments under the National Mortgage Settlement (see H.R. 4290), H2212 [26AP]

——— extend the deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses (see H.R. 4038), H801 [15FE]

——— impose a tax on certain trading transactions (see H.R. 6411), H6060 [14SE]

——— increase amount of low-income housing credit that may be allocated in States damaged by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee (see H.R. 3769), H5631 [1AU]

——— increase and extend deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers (see H.R. 694), H3577 [6JN]

——— modify the work opportunity credit (see H.R. 2082), H6578 [30NO]

——— provide a credit for costs of certain infertility treatments (see H.R. 3522), H1978 [18AP]

——— provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate (see H.R. 6597), H6428 [16NO]

——— provide collegiate housing and infrastructure grants (see H.R. 1327), H4605 [28JN]

——— provide for an investment credit relative to the production of electricity from offshore wind (see H.R. 3238), H6001 [13SE]

——— provide that the volume cap for private activity bonds shall not apply to bonds for facilities for the furnishing of water and sewage facilities (see H.R. 1802), H2329 [7MY]

——— reduce carbon dioxide emissions by imposing a tax on primary fossil fuels based on their carbon content (see H.R. 3242), H2569 [9MY]

——— reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (see H.R. 3903), H572 [7FE]

——— support and strengthen tax incentives for retirement savings (see H. Con. Res. 101), H901 [16FE]

——— treat Korea Defense Service Medal recipients as war veterans for purposes of determining whether contributions to posts and organizations of war veterans are charitable contributions (see H.R. 5903), H5010 [18JY]

Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr., Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham, MA: designate (see H.R. 4400), H2029 [19AP]

Tibet: support people, call on China to allow free practice of religion and release political prisoners, and congratulate Tibetans living in exile for holding democratic elections (see H. Res. 609), H2212 [26AP]

Treaties and agreements: provide for congressional oversight of U.S. agreements with Afghanistan (see H.R. 5787), H5631 [1AU]

Turkey: urge reopening of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Theological School of Halki without condition or further delay (see H. Res. 506), H1154 [5MR]

Udall, Stewart L.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 6494), H6274 [21SE]

Veterans: exempt health care programs from sequestration (see H.R. 3895), H1428 [20MR]

——— improve ability of health care professionals to treat veterans via telemedicine (see H.R. 6107), H6001 [13SE]

——— issue a Victory for Veterans stamp (see H.R. 6121), H4863 [12JY]

Vietnam: condemn crackdown on democracy activists, repeal measures used to persecute peaceful political dissent, release political prisoners, and ensure compliance with international human rights standards (see H. Res. 484), H1154 [5MR]

Vietnamese Conflict: provide assistance to individuals in Vietnam affected by Agent Orange, enhance medical care for descendants of veterans, and provide health assessments and assistance to Vietnamese Americans (see H.R. 2634), H966 [27FE]

Voting: constitutional amendment on the right to vote (see H.J. Res. 28), H3268 [30MY]

——— modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for disabled individuals, and protect the right to vote (see H.R. 5799), H4158 [27JN]

——— require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot (see H.R. 5816), H3103 [17MY]

——— require States to establish minimum early voting period and ensure that no individual be required to wait for longer than one hour to cast a ballot at a polling place in an election for Federal office (see H.R. 6591), H6397 [15NO]

Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3001), H220 [31JA]

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: designate (see H. Res. 601), H1740 [28MR]

Wildlife: prohibit breeding and private possession of captive big cats except by accredited zoos and facilities and require registration of big cats currently in possession by private owners (see H.R. 4122), H6280 [21SE]

Women: ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition (see H.R. 5647), H2570 [9MY]

——— improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases in women (see H.R. 3526), H966 [27FE]

——— remove deadline for ratification of constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. Res. 47), H6312 [19OC]

World Social Work Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 589), H1427 [20MR]

Year of the Korean War Veteran: designate (see H. Res. 618), H3662 [7JN]

Yousafzai, Malala: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 6588), H6469 [27NO]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Africa: condemn atrocities and encourage efforts to end threats by the Lord’s Resistance Army and bring Joseph Kony and his top commanders to justice (see H. Res. 583), H1362 [13MR]

China: condemn human rights and legal due process standards violations of Uyghurs (see H. Res. 576), H1273 [7MR]

Dept. of Agriculture: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding (see H. Res. 760), H5707 [2AU]

Medicare: protect access to home health services for beneficiaries (see H.R. 6059), H4654 [29JN]

National Park Service: extend authorization of appropriations for certain national heritage areas (see H.R. 6572), H6306 [12OC]

Russia: impose sanctions on persons responsible for detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, the conspiracy to defraud Russia of taxes on corporate profits, and other human rights violations (see H.R. 4405), H2029 [19AP]

Sudan: develop strategy to end human rights violations, create incentives for governments and persons to end support, and reinvigorate peace efforts (see H.R. 4169), H1303 [8MR]

Constitutional authority statements

Medicare: protect access to home health services for beneficiaries (H.R. 6059), H4655 [29JN]

National Park Service: extend authorization of appropriations for certain national heritage areas (H.R. 6572), H6306 [12OC]

Russia: impose sanctions on persons responsible for detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, the conspiracy to defraud Russia of taxes on corporate profits, and other human rights violations (H.R. 4405), H2031 [19AP]

Sudan: develop strategy to end human rights violations, create incentives for governments and persons to end support, and reinvigorate peace efforts (H.R. 4169), H1305 [8MR]

Explanations

Previous Question Vote—What It Really Means, H748 [15FE], H1750 [29MR], H1870 [17AP], H2581 [10MY], H2844 [17MY], H4025 [26JN], H7373 [20DE]

Letters

Closure of detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: several human rights, religious, and civil liberties organizations, H7367 [20DE]

Investigation of Dept. of Justice operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms: Representative Cummings, H4171, H4172 [28JN]

National Intelligence Estimate on Afghanistan declassification and release: by, H576 [8FE]

Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act: Stephen E. Blaire, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, H2580 [10MY]

Pledge of Allegiance 

House of Representatives, H6305 [12OC]

Press releases

CBO—Republican Surface Transportation Proposal Bankrupts Highway Trust Fund—Republican Leadership’s Bill Falls $78 Billion Short Over Ten-Year Period: Representative Rahall, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), H744 [15FE]

Proposals

Recommendation Establishing Common Visa Restrictions for Russian Officials Involved in the Sergei Magnitsky Case: European Union, H6406 [16NO]

Remarks

Afghanistan: ensure funds provided for Armed Forces operations are only used for safe and orderly withdrawal of U.S. military forces and Dept. of Defense contractors, H2830 [17MY]

Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies programs: making appropriations (H.R. 5973), consideration (H. Res. 697), H4018, H4021, H4022, H4025 [26JN]

Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 117), consideration (H. Res. 778), H5942 [13SE]

Armed Forces: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, H1289 [8MR], H2829, H2838, H2839 [17MY], H6071 [19SE], H6379 [15NO]

——— incentive pay funding through reductions in Afghan Security Forces incentive pay funding, H4978• [18JY]

——— tribute to members from Massachusetts killed in military action in Afghanistan, H3743 [19JN]

Armenia: anniversary of genocide, E636• [24AP]

Budget: increase transparency in Federal budgeting (H.R. 3581), consideration (H. Res. 539), H524, H525, H526, H527 [7FE]

——— reconciliation of the concurrent resolution and replacement of sequester established by the Budget Control Act (H.R. 5652), consideration (H. Res. 648), H2574, H2576, H2578, H2580 [10MY]

——— replace the sequester established by the Budget Control Act (H.R. 6365), consideration (H. Res. 778), H5942 [13SE]

——— setting forth the Federal budget for 2013–2022 (H. Con. Res. 112), H1849, H1863, H1864, H1865, H1866, H1867, H1868, H1869, H1870, H1899 [17AP]

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House): initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 706), consideration (H. Res. 708), H4165, H4167, H4168, H4169, H4170, H4171, H4173 [28JN]

Congress: accomplishments of the 112th Congress, H5663 [2AU]

Dept. of Agriculture: anniversary, E803• [15MY]

——— Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding, H1849, H1869, H1899 [17AP], H2574, H2576, H2580 [10MY]

——— tribute to domestic and global anti-hunger and nutrition programs, E803• [15MY]

——— WIC funding, H1899 [17AP]

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (H.R. 4310), consideration (H. Res. 661), H2828, H2829, H2838, H2839 [17MY]

——— authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (H.R. 4310), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 840), H7366, H7369, H7372 [20DE]

——— close detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, H7366 [20DE]

——— funding, H2574 [10MY]

——— making appropriations (H.R. 5856), H4940, H4978• [18JY]

——— military operations in Afghanistan funding, H4940 [18JY]

Dept. of Education: prohibit from overreaching into academic affairs financial aid program eligibility (H.R. 2117), consideration (H. Res. 563), H977 [28FE]

Dept. of Energy: phase out the innovative technology loan guarantee program and provide taxpayer protections from pending program participants (H.R. 6213), consideration (H. Res. 779), H5935, H5936, H5938, H5939 [13SE]

Dept. of the Interior: set clear rules for development of U.S. oil shale resources and promote shale technology research and development (H.R. 3408), consideration (H. Res. 547), H742, H743, H744, H748 [15FE]

Depts. of Transportation and HUD and related agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 5972), consideration (H. Res. 697), H4018, H4021, H4022, H4023, H4025 [26JN]

Economy: avert ‘‘fiscal cliff’’ economic crisis through bipartisan agreement on taxes and spending, H6721 [12DE]

——— importance of job creation, H524, H525, H526, H527 [7FE], H977, H978, H979 [28FE]

——— provide for spending reductions through reform and repeal of certain Federal and State programs (H.R. 6684), consideration (H. Res. 841), H7366, H7377 [20DE]

——— provide incentives for the creation of jobs and extend and reform certain tax provisions and Federal programs (H.R. 3630), H524, H525, H526, H527 [7FE]

Federal employees: secure annuities of civilian employees (H.R. 3813), consideration (H. Res. 547), H742, H743, H748 [15FE]

FERC: transfer permitting approval authority over construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 4348), H4023, H4025 [26JN]

——— transfer permitting approval authority over construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 4348), consideration (H. Res. 619), H1928, H1929 [18AP]

Firearms: gun control, H5634 [2AU]

Food: address U.S. hunger crisis, H1849 [17AP], E284• [29FE]

Gulf of Mexico: restore natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, habitats, and wetlands of Gulf Coast States, and create jobs and revive economy of communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (H.R. 4348), H4023, H4025 [26JN]

——— restore resources, ecosystems, fisheries, habitats, and wetlands of Gulf Coast States, and create jobs and revive economy of communities affected by Deepwater Horizon oil spill (H.R. 4348), consideration (H. Res. 619), H1928, H1929 [18AP]

House of Representatives: find Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Res. 711), consideration (H. Res. 708), H4165, H4167, H4168, H4169, H4170, H4171, H4173 [28JN]

House Rules: allow consideration of motions to suspend rules and consider certain legislation (H. Res. 779), H5935, H5936, H5938, H5939 [13SE]

——— allow consideration of motions to suspend rules and consider certain legislation (H. Res. 827), H6721 [12DE]

Medicare: reform, H1863, H1864, H1865, H1866, H1867, H1868, H1870 [17AP]

Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6406, H6407 [16NO]

——— extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), consideration (H. Res. 808), H6381, H6383, H6385 [15NO]

National Intelligence Estimate on Afghanistan: declassification and release, H575 [8FE]

Parliamentary inquiry, H2828 [17MY]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program (H.R. 1173), consideration (H. Res. 522), H193, H195, H198 [31JA]

Republican Party: national agenda, H977 [28FE]

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs (H.R. 14), H1746, H1750 [29MR]

——— extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4281), consideration (H. Res. 600), H1745, H1746, H1747, H1748, H1750 [29MR]

——— extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4348), H4023, H4025 [26JN]

——— extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs pending enactment of a multiyear reauthorization (H.R. 4348), consideration (H. Res. 619), H1928, H1929 [18AP]

Russia: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6406, H6407 [16NO]

——— extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), consideration (H. Res. 808), H6381, H6383, H6385 [15NO]

——— impose sanctions on persons responsible for detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, the conspiracy to defraud Russia of taxes on corporate profits, and other human rights violations, H6381, H6383, H6385 [15NO], H6406, H6407 [16NO]

——— impose sanctions on persons responsible for detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, the conspiracy to defraud Russia of taxes on corporate profits, and other human rights violations (H.R. 4405), E594• [19AP]

Satellite Sentinel Project (organization): tribute, E717• [7MY]

Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting (H.R. 4089), consideration (H. Res. 614), H1863, H1864, H1865, H1866, H1867, H1868, H1869, H1870 [17AP]

Sudan: develop strategy to end human rights violations, create incentives for governments and persons to end support, and reinvigorate peace efforts (H.R. 4169), H1212 [7MR]

——— human rights violations, H1434 [21MR]

——— human rights violations and attacks on the border regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, H1022 [29FE]

Taxation: expedite consideration of comprehensive tax reform legislation (H.R. 6169), H5662, H5663 [2AU]

——— extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief for families making less than a certain annual income and provide alternative minimum tax relief, H7372 [20DE]

——— make permanent certain tax cuts and relief for families making less than a certain income, increased expensing limitations, and alternative minimum tax relief (H.J. Res. 66), consideration of Senate amendment (H. Res. 841), H7366, H7377 [20DE]

——— provide payroll tax relief, H524, H525, H526, H527 [7FE]

——— repeal fossil fuel subsidies for large oil companies, H1928 [18AP]

Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building, Washington, DC: designate (H.R. 6604), H6476 [28NO]

Transportation: authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs (H.R. 7), H526 [7FE], H978 [28FE]

——— authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs (H.R. 7), consideration (H. Res. 547), H742, H743, H744, H745, H748 [15FE]

Statements

American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act: Executive Office of the President, H745 [15FE]

Tribute to George McGovern: Rajiv Shah, AID, E1960• [19DE]

Subpoena Notices

Massachusetts Dept. of Industrial Accidents, H1963 [18AP]

Tributes

Adams, Herbert, E263• [28FE]

Duplessis, Irene, E633• [24AP]

Frank, Representative, H7345 [19DE]

Kenealy, F.X. James, E754• [9MY]

McGovern, George S., E1959• [19DE]

Olver, Representative, H7345 [19DE]

Pond, Thelma, E146• [6FE]

Soutra, William, Jr., E1987• [21DE]

Williams, Stephen, E382• [19MR]

Young, Lynda, E752• [9MY]