MENENDEZ, ROBERT (a Senator from New Jersey)

Amendments

Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), S3787 [6JN], S3905 [11JN], S3985, S3994 [12JN], S4213 [14JN], S4300 [19JN]

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (H.R. 4310), S7984 [12DE]

——— authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3254), S6970 [27NO], S7056, S7058, S7122 [28NO], S7156, S7227, S7243 [29NO]

Postal Service: improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2637, S2657 [24AP], S2688 [25AP]

Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy (S. 2204), S2093 [27MR]

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs (S. 1813), S543 [9FE], S863 [16FE], S913 [17FE], S1392 [5MR]

Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth companies (H.R. 3606), S1848 [20MR]

Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting (S. 3525), S6749 [13NO]

Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5402 [25JY], S5684 [30JY]

Appointments

Conferee: H.R. 4348, highway programs reauthorization, TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline permitting approval, and Gulf Coast States resources and economy restoration, S2615 [24AP]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Abdnor, James: tribute (see S. Res. 475), S3631 [24MY]

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 S. Res. 402), S1932 [21MR]

African Union: commend coordinated military efforts to apprehend Joseph Kony and senior commanders of the Lords’s Resistance Army and support U.S. advisory role in such efforts (see S. Res. 412), S2656 [24AP]

Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see S. 3239), S3901 [11JN]

Animals: prohibit conducting of invasive research on great apes (see S. 810), S851 [16FE]

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal plain as wilderness (see S. 33), S323 [2FE]

Armed Forces: authorize space-available travel on military aircraft for certain current and former members of the Reserve components, widows and widowers of retired members, and dependents (see S. 2112), S1460 [7MR]

——— authorize the award of a Cold War service medal to members who served honorably during the Cold War era (see S. 402), S350 [6FE]

——— commend, make permanent, oppose proposals to diminish national security role of, and recognize the National Guard as the foundation of the Operational Reserve (see S. Con. Res. 48), S4951 [12JY]

——— limit authority to detain U.S. citizens under authorizations for use of military force (see S. 2003), S3088 [10MY]

——— provide flexible spending accounts for military families (see S. 387), S4151 [13JN]

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see S. Res. 474), S3631 [24MY]

Aurora, CO: condemn movie theater shootings and express condolences for victims and gratitude to responders to the shootings (see S. Con. Res. 53), S5304 [24JY]

Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 387), S1195 [1MR]

Children and youth: reinstate Federal matching of State spending of child support incentive payments (see S. 195), S1374 [2MR]

Cinco de Mayo: observance (see S. Res. 440), S2824 [26AP]

Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (see S. 3220), S3786 [6JN]

——— restore effective use of group actions for claims arising under antidiscrimination laws (see S. 3317), S4789 [9JY]

Climate: establish a Federal strategy to respond to impacts of climate change by protecting and conserving natural resources and encourage development of similar State and local adaptation plans (see S. 1881), S3729 [5JN]

Commission To Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer: establish (see S. 3237), S4461 [25JN]

Credit: establish clear regulatory standards for mortgage servicers (see S. 967), S2393 [17AP]

——— exclude from consumer credit reports medical debt that has been in collection and has been fully paid or settled (see S. 2149), S1194 [1MR]

——— provide enhanced mortgage-backed and asset-backed security investor protections to prevent foreclosure fraud (see S. 824), S388 [7FE]

——— 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 S. 2120), S2086 [27MR]

Crime: establish criminal offense for fraudulent claims about military service if such claims are made for tangible benefit or personal gain (see S. 3372), S5258 [23JY]

Defense of Marriage Act: repeal and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage (see S. 598), S163 [30JA]

Dept. of Defense: limit increases in certain costs of health care services under departmental health care programs (see S. 3203), S3632 [24MY]

Dept. of HHS: expedite research and drug development to combat the most deadly and costly chronic diseases (see S. 2069), S2825 [26AP]

Dept. of Justice: provide grants for juvenile mentoring (see S. 3328), S4417 [21JN]

Dept. of Transportation: permit Federal regulation and review of tolls and toll increases on certain surface transportation facilities (see S. 2006), S43 [23JA]

Diseases: support goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease by a certain date and other goals of the National Plan To Address Alzheimer’s Disease draft (see S. Res. 434), S2655 [24AP]

Elections: constitutional amendment on contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections (see S.J. Res. 29), S5980 [2AU]

Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating terrorist attack in Burgas (see S. Res. 613), S7744 [11DE]

Families and domestic relations: prohibit discrimination in adoption of foster case placements based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of prospective adoptive or foster parents (see S. 1770), S1460 [7MR]

Fang Lizhi: tribute (see S. Res. 476), S3688 [4JN]

Federal employees: provide certain benefits to domestic partners (see S. 1910), S3329 [21MY]

Financial institutions: address fee disclosure requirements (see S. 3394), S5259 [23JY]

Financial Literacy Month: designate (see S. Res. 409), S2166 [28MR]

Fish and fishing: support fisheries and communities that rely upon them, clear regulatory burdens, and streamline Federal fisheries management (see S. 2184), S1614 [13MR]

Foreign trade: apply countervailing duties to nonmarket economy countries (see S. 2153), S1384 [5MR]

FRS: treatment of information provided to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (see S. 2099), S851 [16FE] (see S. 3394), S5259 [23JY]

Gross, Alan P.: call for immediate and unconditional release from detention in Cuba and urge for provision of appropriate medical treatment (see S. Res. 609), S7459 [5DE]

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: ensure compliance by certain countries and establish procedures for prompt return of children abducted to other countries (see S. Res. 543), S6065 [10SE]

Haiti: measure progress of relief, recovery, reconstruction, and development efforts following earthquake (see S. 1576), S2656 [24AP]

Havel, Vaclav: tribute (see S. Con. Res. 34), S163 [30JA]

Horne, Lena Calhoun: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see S. 1993), S3632 [24MY]

Human rights: prevent human trafficking in Government contracting (see S. 2234), S3281 [17MY]

Hurricanes: permit solicitation of donations in Senate buildings for relief of victims of Hurricane Sandy (see S. Res. 596), S6800 [14NO]

Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see S. Res. 624), S8138 [18DE]

International Olympic Committee: recognize a moment of silence at 2012 Olympic opening ceremonies to honor those who lost their lives at 1972 Munich Olympics (see S. Res. 504), S4460 [25JN]

Internet: promote a global Internet free from government control and preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model currently in effect (see S. Con. Res. 50), S5660 [30JY]

Iran: call on U.N. to take concerted actions against Iran for statements calling for the destruction of Israel (see S. Res. 574), S6546 [20SE]

——— close loopholes, increase transparency, and improve effectiveness of sanctions on trade in petroleum products (see S. 2058), S261 [1FE]

——— condemn continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy (see S. Res. 385), S1460 [7MR]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see S.J. Res. 41), S3631 [24MY] (see S. Res. 380), S850 [16FE]

——— support freedom and civil liberties, and free and fair elections, condemn human rights violations, and lift restrictions on freedoms of assembly, association, and expression (see S. Res. 386), S1194 [1MR]

Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system (see S. 2325), S2970 [8MY]

——— commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza by Hamas (see S. Res. 599), S6855 [15NO]

——— reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (see S. 2165), S4300 [19JN]

Land and Water Conservation Fund: provide consistent and reliable authority and funding to maximize effectiveness for future generations (see S. 1265), S351 [6FE]

Law enforcement officers: encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout U.S. to disseminate information when an officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty (see S. 657), S3729 [5JN]

Libya: commend U.S. public servants who died in attack on U.S. consulate in Benghazi, express condolences to families of victims, condemn the attack, and call for perpetrators to be brought to justice (see S. Res. 551), S6270 [12SE] (see S. Res. 588), S6626 [21SE]

March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and celebration (see S. 1935), S76 [24JA]

McGovern, George S.: tribute (see S. Res. 607), S7303 [30NO]

Medicare: improve access to, and increase utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits (see S. 1096), S4674 [27JN]

——— reduce incidence of diabetes among beneficiaries (see S. 3463), S6064 [10SE]

Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 490), S4205 [14JN]

National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers: reform (see S. 2342), S4460 [25JN]

National Baseball Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and celebration (see S. 2036), S4369 [20JN]

National Center for Campus Public Safety: establish and operate (see S. 3682), S8042 [13DE]

National Estuaries Day: designate (see S. Res. 566), S6454 [19SE]

National Infant Mortality Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 586), S6626 [21SE]

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 537), S5871 [1AU]

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: designate (see S. Res. 538), S5871 [1AU]

New York Giants (football team): tribute (see S. Res. 369), S388 [7FE]

Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel and first responders who responded to shootings (see S. Res. 621), S8071 [17DE]

Older Americans Act: reauthorize and improve (see S. 3562), S6454 [19SE]

Parks, Rosa: tribute (see S. Res. 618), S8042 [13DE]

Payá Sardiñas, Oswaldo: tribute (see S. Res. 525), S5304 [24JY]

Payne, Donald M.: tribute (see S. Res. 390), S1459 [7MR]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (see S. 2219), S1932 [21MR] (see S. 3369), S4893 [11JY]

Power resources: provide local communities with tools to make solar permitting more efficient (see S. 1108), S6063 [10SE]

Real estate: require certain mortgagees to make loan modifications and establish a grant program for State and local government mediation programs (see S. 489), S388 [7FE]

Roman, Agustin: tribute (see S. Res. 443), S2824 [26AP]

Rotary International: commend efforts to prevent and eradicate polio (see S. Res. 473), S3631 [24MY]

Rudman, Warren: tribute (see S. Res. 604), S7215 [29NO]

Russia: disapprove law ending inter-country adoptions of Russian children by U.S. citizens, urge reconsideration of the law, and prioritize processing of adoptions of children matched before enactment (see S. Res. 628), S8589 [31DE]

Schools: provide assistance for the modernization, renovation, and repair of elementary and secondary school buildings and community colleges (see S. 1597), S43 [23JA]

Small Business Saturday: designate (see S. Res. 589), S6626 [21SE]

Social Work Reinvestment Commission: establish (see S. 584), S2928 [7MY]

Specter, Arlen: tribute (see S. Res. 612), S7703 [10DE]

Sudan: promote peace and stability (see S. Res. 397), S2087 [27MR]

Syria: condemn human rights violations and call for transition to democracy (see S. Res. 435), S3175 [15MY]

——— condemn Russia for providing weapons and opposing U.N. resolutions on Syria, call for the end of violence against civilians, and support sanctions and a peaceful transition of leadership (see S. Res. 494), S4203 [14JN]

——— condemn violence against and detention of journalists and support freedom of the press (see S. Res. 391), S1540 [8MR]

——— provide humanitarian assistance and support a transition to democracy (see S. 3498), S6064 [10SE]

Taxation: allow an offset against income tax refunds to pay for restitution and other State judicial debts that are past due (see S. 755), S6340 [13SE]

——— allow credit for amounts paid by a spouse of an Armed Forces member for a new State license or certification required due to permanent change in duty station of such member to another State (see S. 697), S4460 [25JN]

——— establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability expenses of family members with disabilities (see S. 1872), S6627 [21SE]

——— extend and modify the American Opportunity Tax Credit (see S. 3267), S3781 [6JN]

——— extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided health coverage to certain employee designated beneficiaries (see S. 1171), S3516 [23MY]

——— facilitate nationwide availability of volunteer income tax assistance for low-income and underserved populations (see S. 816), S164 [30JA]

——— increase amount of low-income housing credit that may be allocated in States damaged by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee (see S. 3243), S5871 [1AU]

——— permanently extend the 15-year recovery period for qualified leasehold improvement property, restaurant property, and retail improvement property (see S. 687), S2245 [29MR]

——— prevent homeowners from being forced to pay taxes on forgiven mortgage loan debt (see S. 2250), S2242 [29MR]

——— provide an energy investment credit for energy storage property connected to the grid (see S. 1845), S43 [23JA]

——— provide taxpayer protection and assistance relative to tax preparation (see S. 3355), S4724 [28JN]

——— qualify formerly homeless youth who are students for purposes of low income housing tax credit (see S. 3494), S5977 [2AU]

Terrorism: deter and provide justice for victims by ensuring foreign sponsors of terrorism are held accountable to their victims in U.S. courts (see S. 1894), S6800 [14NO]

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 S. Res. 356), S2087 [27MR]

Trafficking Victims Protection Act: authorize appropriations and enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons (see S. 1301), S1460 [7MR]

Ukraine: condemn imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and call for diplomatic sanctions pending her release (see S. Res. 466), S6628 [21SE]

Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see S. 1925), S323 [2FE]

Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 1591), S2086 [27MR]

Women: remove deadline for ratification of constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see S.J. Res. 39), S2001 [22MR]

World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to the First Special Service Force (see S. 1460), S2325 [16AP]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Chavez, Cesar E.: tribute (see S. Res. 410), S2166 [28MR]

Colleges and universities: increase civil penalties for institutions of higher education that fail to comply with campus security disclosure and campus crime statistics policies (see S. 2285), S2324 [16AP]

Credit: establish shared equity appreciation mortgage modification pilot programs (see S. 2093), S494 [9FE]

——— provide for affordable refinancing of mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (see S. 3085), S3085 [10MY] (see S. 3522), S6062 [10SE]

Cuba: condemn for death of Wilman Villar Mendoza and repression of human and civil rights, suspend from U.N. Human Rights Council, and call for release of all political prisoners (see S. Res. 354), S132 [26JA] (see S. Res. 366), S261 [1FE]

Cyprus: respect sovereignty and urge Turkey to end illegal colonization, occupation, and interference with energy resources (see S. Con. Res. 47), S3782 [6JN]

Dept. of HHS: extend funding for family-to-family health information centers to help families of children with disabilities or special health care needs make informed choices about health care (see S. 2123), S909 [17FE]

——— 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 S. 2124), S909 [17FE]

Dia de los Niños—Celebrating Young Americans: designate (see S. Res. 432), S2655 [24AP]

Disasters: enhance existing programs providing mitigation assistance by encouraging States to adopt and actively enforce State building codes (see S. 3694), S8203 [19DE]

Foreign policy: ensure that U.S. policy reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity on human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in U.S. record on the Armenian Genocide (see S. Res. 399), S1790 [19MR]

Gilman, Benjamin A.: World Peace Corps Mission World Peace Prize recipient (see S. Res. 505), S4636 [26JN]

Greece: independence anniversary (see S. Res. 398), S1734 [15MR]

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: World Peace Corps Mission World Peace Prize recipient (see S. Res. 505), S4636 [26JN]

Hispanic Heritage Month: observance (see S. Res. 582), S6626 [21SE]

Housing: enable Federal and State chartered banks and thrifts to meet the credit needs of homebuilders, and provide liquidity and ensure stable credit for meeting the need for new homes (see S. 2078), S388 [7FE]

Medicare: provide beneficiaries greater choice with regard to accessing hearing health services and benefits (see S. 3242), S3631 [24MY]

National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week: designate (see S. Res. 568), S6455 [19SE]

NIH: expand, intensify, and coordinate programs and activities relative to Tourette syndrome (see S. 2321), S2545 [19AP]

Olympic Games: require the U.S. Olympic Committee to adopt a policy that requires ceremonial uniforms to be produced in the U.S. (see S. 3387), S5047 [16JY]

Petroleum: ban exportation of crude oil produced on Federal land (see S. 2211), S1847 [20MR]

Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy (see S. 2204), S1790 [19MR]

Tariff: agrumex (see S. 3001), S2968 [8MY]

——— allyl caproate (see S. 2973), S2967 [8MY]

——— allyl cyclohexyl propionate (see S. 2972), S2967 [8MY]

——— allyl heptoate (see S. 2966), S2967 [8MY]

——— allyl isosulfocynate (see S. 3000), S2968 [8MY]

——— Amberwood F (see S. 2965), S2967 [8MY]

——— anisic aldehyde (see S. 3002), S2968 [8MY]

——— b-cyfluthrin (see S. 3023, 3025), S2968 [8MY]

——— bis-phenol (see S. 2900), S2966 [8MY]

——— butane, 1-chloro (see S. 2894), S2966 [8MY]

——— canagliflozin (see S. 2921), S2966 [8MY]

——— capers, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid (see S. 2889, 2892), S2966 [8MY]

——— carbonic acid, dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,6-hexanediol (see S. 2926), S2966 [8MY]

——— cerium sulfide pigments (see S. 2942), S2967 [8MY]

——— chemicals (see S. 2979), S2967 (see S. 3004), S2968 [8MY]

——— citronitile (see S. 2964), S2967 [8MY]

——— clothianidin (see S. 3015), S2968 [8MY]

——— clothianidin and bacillus firmus product mixtures (see S. 3008), S2968 [8MY]

——— cyasorb 1164 (see S. 2902), S2966 [8MY]

——— cyasorb 2908 (see S. 2898), S2966 [8MY]

——— cyasorb 3346 (see S. 2901), S2966 [8MY]

——— cyclogalbanate (see S. 2963), S2967 [8MY]

——— cyfluthrin (see S. 3024), S2968 [8MY]

——— damascenone (see S. 2931), S2967 [8MY]

——— diaminodecane (see S. 2994), S2968 [8MY]

——— dimethyl hydrogen phosphite (see S. 3011), S2968 [8MY]

——— diphosphoric acid, polymers with ethoxylated reduced methyl esters of reduced polymerized oxidized tetrafluoroethylene (see S. 2981), S2967 [8MY]

——— dodecahydro-3a,6,6,9atetramethylnaphtho(2,1-b)furan (see S. 2930), S2967 [8MY]

——— Dragosantol (see S. 2962), S2967 [8MY]

——— e-caprolactone-neopentylglycol copolymer (see S. 2927), S2966 [8MY]

——— e-caprolactone-2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol polymer (see S. 2939), S2967 [8MY]

——— ethene, tetrafluoro, oxidized, polymerized reduced, methyl esters, reduced, ethoxylated (see S. 2985), S2967 [8MY]

——— ethene,1 chloro-1,2,2-trifluoro (see S. 3005), S2968 [8MY]

——— ethyl salicilate (see S. 2976), S2967 [8MY]

——— fenoxaprop-p-ethyl, pyrasulfotole, bromoxynil octanoate, bromoxynil heptanoate, and mefenpyr-diethyl mixtures (see S. 3012, 3022), S2968 [8MY]

——— 4,4’-dichlorodiphenyl sulfone (see S. 2980), S2967 [8MY]

——— 4-chlorobenzaldehyde (see S. 3021), S2968 [8MY]

——— Frescolat MGA (see S. 2967), S2967 [8MY]

——— Frescolat ML (see S. 2968), S2967 [8MY]

——— HAS (see S. 2899), S2966 [8MY]

——— helvetolide (see S. 2928), S2966 [8MY]

——— hexane, 1,6-dichloro- (see S. 2896), S2966 [8MY]

——— hirvenal (see S. 2929), S2967 [8MY]

——— hydrolite 5 (see S. 2998), S2968 [8MY]

——— Hydrolite 6 (see S. 2969), S2967 [8MY]

——— imazalil (see S. 2922), S2966 [8MY]

——— imazalil mixtures and application adjuvants (see S. 2918), S2966 [8MY]

——— licorice extract (see S. 2937), S2967 [8MY]

——— licorice extract derivatives (see S. 2938), S2967 [8MY]

——— liquidation or reliquidation of certain entries of top-of-the-stove stainless steel cooking ware from the Republic of Korea (see S. 2893), S2966 [8MY]

——— liquidation or reliquidation of digital still image video cameras (see S. 2949), S2967 [8MY]

——— lutetium oxide (see S. 2943), S2967 [8MY]

——— magnesium peroxide (see S. 2986), S2967 [8MY]

——— majantol (see S. 2997), S2968 [8MY]

——— menthol-D (see S. 2970), S2967 [8MY]

——— mesosulfuron-methyl (see S. 3009), S2968 [8MY]

——— methoxycarbonyl-terminated perfluorinated polyoxymethylene-polyoxyethylene (see S. 2991), S2968 [8MY]

——— methyl cinnamate (see S. 2975), S2967 [8MY]

——— methyl salicylate (see S. 2916), S2966 (see S. 2999), S2968 [8MY]

——— muscenone delta (see S. 2932), S2967 [8MY]

——— Neo Heliopan Hydro (see S. 2971), S2967 [8MY]

——— neon, compressed (see S. 2941), S2967 [8MY]

——— neononyl acetate (see S. 2982), S2967 [8MY]

——— N510 (see S. 2933), S2967 [8MY]

——— 9, 10-anthracenedione, 2-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)- (CAS No. 32588-54-8) and 9,10-anthracenedione, 2-(1,2-dimethylpropyl)- (see S. 2978), S2967 [8MY]

——— N-[2-(2-oxoimidazolidine-1-yl)ethyl]-2-methylacrylamide, methacrylic acid, aminoethyl ethylene urea and hydroquinone mixtures (see S. 2990), S2968 [8MY]

——— o-acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) (see S. 2948), S2967 [8MY]

——— 1,1,2-2-tetrafluoroethene, oxidized, polymerized (see S. 2977), S2967 [8MY]

——— 1,1,2-2-tetrafluoroethylene,oxidized, polymerized, reduced (see S. 3007), S2968 [8MY]

——— 1,3,5-triazine, 2,4,6-tris(2-propenyloxyl)- (see S. 2895), S2966 [8MY]

——— 1-propene, 1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoro-, oxidized, polymerized (see S. 2993), S2968 [8MY]

——— 1-propene, 1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoro-, oxidized, polymerized, reduced hydrolyzed (see S. 2992), S2968 [8MY]

——— oxiranemethanol, polymers with reduced methyl esters of reduced polymerized oxidized tetrafluoroethylene (see S. 2989), S2968 [8MY]

——— pepperoncini prepared or preserved by vinegar (see S. 2891), S2966 [8MY]

——— pepperoncini prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen (see S. 2890), S2966 [8MY]

——— permethrin (see S. 3020), S2968 [8MY]

——— PHBA (see S. 2995), S2968 [8MY]

——— phenylethyl isobutyrate (see S. 2983), S2967 [8MY]

——— phosphonic acid, maleic anhydride sodium salt complex (see S. 2987), S2967 [8MY]

——— phosphonium, tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)-, chloride, polymer with urea, phosphonium, tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)-, chloride, formaldehyde mixtures (see S. 3013), S2968 [8MY]

——— phosphoric acid, lanthanum salt, cerium terbium-doped (see S. 3010), S2968 [8MY]

——— polymer, caprolactone-diethylene glycol (see S. 2925), S2966 [8MY]

——— poly(2,2’-bis(4-cyanatophenyl)propane) (see S. 2940), S2967 [8MY]

——— propiconazole (see S. 2917), S2966 [8MY]

——— propiconazole and 3-iodo-propynol butylcarbamate mixtures and application adjuvants (see S. 2923), S2966 [8MY]

——— propoxur (2-(1-methylethoxy)phenol methylcarbamate) (see S. 3026), S2968 [8MY]

——— propoxycarbazone-sodium (see S. 3019), S2968 [8MY]

——— pyrimethanil (see S. 2924), S2966 [8MY]

——— reliquidation of certain entries of high-density, fiberboard-core laminate wall and floor panels (see S. 2946), S2967 [8MY]

——— reliquidation of certain entries of industrial nitrocellulose from the United Kingdom (see S. 2936), S2967 [8MY]

——— reliquidation of certain entries of orange juice from Brazil (see S. 2897), S2966 [8MY]

——— reliquidation of certain entries of polyester fleece sheet sets (see S. 2947), S2967 [8MY]

——— sodium hypophosphite monohydrate (see S. 3014), S2968 [8MY]

——— spiromesifen (see S. 3017), S2968 [8MY]

——— tetrakis(hydroxymethyl) phosphonium sulfate (see S. 2988), S2968 [8MY]

——— 3-amino-1,2-propanediol (see S. 2886), S2966 [8MY]

——— 3-methylylbenzyl chloride (see S. 2974), S2967 [8MY]

——— thymol (see S. 2996), S2968 [8MY]

——— Tinopal (see S. 2888), S2966 [8MY]

——— tralopyril (see S. 2920), S2966 [8MY]

——— triadimefon (see S. 3016), S2968 [8MY]

——— Trilon MGDA (see S. 2887), S2966 [8MY]

——— trimethylcyclohexanol (see S. 2984), S2967 [8MY]

——— twisted viscose rayon yarn (see S. 2935), S2967 [8MY]

——— 2-chlorobenzyl chloride (see S. 3018), S2968 [8MY]

——— 2-ethylhexyl salicylate (see S. 2903), S2966 [8MY]

——— 2-phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic acid (see S. 2904), S2966 [8MY]

——— 2-(2’-hydroxy-5’-methacrylyloxyethylphenyl)-2 Hbenzotriazole (see S. 2919), S2966 [8MY]

——— vinyldine fluoride-trifluoroethylene copolymer (see S. 3006), S2968 [8MY]

——— vinylidene chloride-methyl methacrylate-acrylonitrile copolymer (see S. 3003), S2968 [8MY]

——— viscose rayon yarn (see S. 2934), S2967 [8MY]

——— yttrium oxide and europium oxide mixtures or coprecipitates (see S. 2945), S2967 [8MY]

——— yttrium phosphate and cerium phosphate mixtures or coprecipitates (see S. 2944), S2967 [8MY]

Taxation: extend, expand, and improve the qualifying therapeutic discovery project credit (see S. 3232), S3516 [23MY]

——— provide a credit for employer-provided job training (see S. 3466), S5870 [1AU]

——— provide exception from passive loss rules for investments in high technology research small business pass-thru entities (see S. 3595), S6546 [20SE]

Teen Cancer Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 573), S6546 [20SE]

Terrorism: amend statute of limitations for civil actions regarding terrorist acts (see S. 3534), S6270 [12SE]

World Peace Corps Mission: tribute to efforts to advance peace, justice, and inter-religious collaborations and World Peace Prize and its recipients (see S. Res. 614), S7976 [12DE]

Cloture motions

Aponte, Mari C.: nomination to be Ambassador to El Salvador, S4176 [14JN]

Bacharach, Robert E.: nomination to be circuit judge, S5449 [26JY], S5650 [30JY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 3457), S6259, S6260 [12SE]

——— establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 3457), motion to proceed, S5950 [2AU], S6083 [11SE]

FDA: revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and medical devices and establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars (S. 3187), House amendment, S4410 [21JN], S4449 [25JN]

FDIC: temporarily extend the Transaction Account Guarantee Program (S. 3637), S7724 [11DE]

FEMA: restore financial solvency of the National Flood Insurance Fund (S. 1940), motion to proceed, S4313 [20JN], S4400 [21JN]

Helmick, Jeffrey J.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]

Hillman, Timothy S.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]

Lewis, Mary Geiger: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (S. 3369), motion to proceed, S4942 [12JY], S5071 [17JY]

Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy (S. 2204), S2055 [27MR], S2199 [29MR]

——— eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy (S. 2204), motion to proceed, S1985 [22MR], S2028 [26MR]

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs (S. 1813), S686 [15FE], S886 [17FE], S1372 [2MR], S1410 [6MR]

Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth companies (H.R. 3606), S1693, S1694 [15MR], S1840, S1841 [20MR], S1884 [21MR]

Taxation: provide a temporary income tax credit for increased payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business assets (S. 2237), motion to proceed, S5008 [16JY]

Remarks

African Growth and Opportunity Act: add South Sudan to list of eligible countries and extend third country fabric program (S. 3326), S5703, S5704 [31JY]

Aponte, Mari C.: nomination to be Ambassador to El Salvador, S4174, S4175 [14JN]

——— nomination to be Ambassador to El Salvador, unanimous-consent agreement, S4170 [14JN]

Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8056 [17DE], S8133S8135 [18DE], S8439 [27DE]

——— prohibit use of emergency spending for persons having serious delinquent tax debts or for deceased individuals, S8439 [27DE]

Budget: allocation of funds, S2121 [28MR]

——— setting forth the Federal budget for 2012–2022 (S. Con. Res. 42), motion to proceed, S3191 [16MY]

——— setting forth the Federal budget for 2013–2022 (H. Con. Res. 112), motion to proceed, S3191 [16MY]

——— setting forth the Federal budget for 2013–2022 (S. Con. Res. 37), motion to proceed, S3191 [16MY]

——— setting forth the Federal budget for 2013–2022 (S. Con. Res. 41), motion to proceed, S3191 [16MY]

——— setting forth the Federal budget for 2013–2022 (S. Con. Res. 44), motion to proceed, S3191 [16MY]

Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import restrictions (S. 3326), S5703, S5704 [31JY]

Capitol Building and Grounds: permit use of rotunda for the lying in state of the remains of Daniel K. Inouye (S. Con. Res. 64), S8152 [18DE]

Corps of Engineers: clarify cost-sharing requirements for certain activities, S8439 [27DE]

——— require congressional authorization of flood and storm damage risk reduction projects, S8439 [27DE]

Cuba: call for release of political prisoners, S3893S3895 [11JN]

——— human rights violations, S5851S5853 [1AU]

——— U.S. policy, S3893S3895 [11JN]

Deloitte Development LLC: LATINA Style (publication) Company of the Year award recipient, S846• [16FE]

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3254), S7201, S7202 [29NO], S7282, S7283 [30NO]

——— authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3254), unanimous-consent agreement, S7195 [29NO]

Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans (S. 2343), motion to proceed, S3024 [9MY]

Dept. of HHS: Prevention and Public Health Fund funding, S3024 [9MY]

Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA): modify textile and apparel rules of origin (S. 3326), S5703, S5704 [31JY]

EPA: disapprove rule relative to maximum achievable control technology for certain steam generating units (S.J. Res. 37), motion to proceed, S4328 [20JN]

FDA: provide incentives for the development of qualified infectious disease products, S4624 [26JN]

——— revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and medical devices and establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars (S. 3187), S3540, S3562 [24MY]

——— revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and medical devices and establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars (S. 3187), House amendment, S4624 [26JN]

——— revoke drug exclusivity from certain entities for violations of Federal and State laws regulating pharmaceuticals, S3540 [24MY]

Federal agencies and departments: require merit-based and competitive awards of disaster recovery contracts, S8439 [27DE]

Firearms: gun control, S8050 [17DE]

Gulf of Mexico: 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), conference report, S4755 [29JN]

Hispanic Heritage Month: observance (S. Res. 267), S6534 [20SE]

Hudson River School: recognize contributions of painters to the U.S., S7034• [28NO]

Hurricanes: disaster assistance to New Jersey for recovery from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, S6841S6843 [15NO]

——— making supplemental appropriations for recovery from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, S8056 [17DE], S8133S8135 [18DE], S8439 [27DE]

Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (S. Res. 624), S8152, S8153 [18DE]

Iran: express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S. Res. 380), S3254, S3257, S3258 [17MY]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities, S7202 [29NO], S7282, S7283 [30NO]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), S3254, S3258 [17MY], S3320 [21MY]

McNulty, Kevin: nomination to be district judge, S5006 [16JY]

Medicaid: funding, S3192 [16MY]

Medicare: reform, S3192 [16MY]

Mental health: strike the word ‘‘lunatic’’ from Federal law (S. 2367), S8152 [18DE]

National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week: designate (S. Res. 568), S6534 [20SE]

Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel and first responders who responded to shootings, S8050 [17DE]

Obama, President: decision to reject permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, S2028 [26MR]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: protect rights of conscience relative to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, S1125 [29FE]

Pharmaceuticals: allow importation of prescription drugs from Canada, S3540, S3562 [24MY]

Pima Cotton Trust Fund: reauthorize, S5703, S5704 [31JY]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (S. 3369), motion to proceed, S5011 [16JY]

——— require shareholder authorization before a public company may make certain political expenditures (S. 1360), S5012 [16JY]

Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy (S. 2204), S2120 [28MR], S2198 [29MR]

——— eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy (S. 2204), motion to proceed, S2026 [26MR]

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs (S. 1813), S594 [14FE], S1125 [29FE], S1591 [13MR]

——— 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), conference report, S4755 [29JN]

Schwartz, Patty: nomination to be circuit judge, S5006 [16JY]

Senate: legislative program, S3930 [11JN], S8152 [18DE]

Shipp, Michael A.: nomination to be district judge, S5006 [16JY], S5249 [23JY]

Taiwan: observance of National Day, S6534 [20SE]

Taxation: encourage alternative energy investments and job creation, S1591, S1600 [13MR]

——— prevent professional service income from being mischaracterized as S corporation income to avoid paying payroll taxes, S3024 [9MY]

——— repeal excise tax on medical devices (H.R. 436), S3929 [11JN]

——— terminate certain energy tax subsidies and lower the corporate income tax rate, S1600 [13MR]

Transportation: encourage use of private-public partnerships to invest in public transportation projects, S4755 [29JN]

U.N.: call for investigation of death of Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, S5852 [1AU]

Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (H.R. 4970), S3160 [15MY]

——— reauthorize (S. 1925), S2795 [26AP], S3160 [15MY]

Votes: position on missed, S202 [31JA], S3724 [5JN]

Women: anniversary of congressional passage of equal rights amendment to the Constitution, S2810 [26AP]

Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund: modify, S5703, S5704 [31JY]

Statements

Equal Rights Amendment: Birch Bayh, S2810 [26AP]

Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Arrest by Cuban State Security: Yris T. Perez Aguilera, S3893 [11JN]

Tributes

Britcher, Warren E., S8069• [17DE]

Houston, Whitney E., S906 [17FE]

Inouye, Daniel K., S8109 [18DE]

Mikulski, Senator, S1910 [21MR]

Payá Sardiñas, Oswaldo, S5851 [1AU]

Payne, Donald M., S1416 [6MR]