MERKLEY, JEFF (a Senator from Oregon)

Amendments

Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), S3905 [11JN], S3991, S3993, S3998 [12JN], S4158 [13JN], S4205, S4206 [14JN], S4335 [20JN]

Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8117, S8141, S8143 [18DE], S8178, S8224 [19DE], S8366 [21DE], S8434 [27DE]

Aviation: prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the U.S. from participating in the European Union emissions trading scheme (S. 1956), S6611, S6649 [21SE]

Congress: prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic information derived from their official positions for personal benefit (S. 2038), S181, S216 [31JA], S243 [1FE]

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3254), S6951 [27NO], S7054, S7086, S7122 [28NO], S7148, S7228 [29NO], S7402 [4DE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 3457), S6112 [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), S3289, S3290 [17MY], S3451 [22MY], S3495 [23MY]

FEMA: restore financial solvency of the National Flood Insurance Fund (S. 1940), S4483 [25JN]

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: extend certain counterterrorism and intelligence gathering tools (H.R. 5949), S8397, S8452, S8454 [27DE], S8455, S8508 [28DE]

Postal Service: improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2110 [27MR], S2428, S2434 [17AP], S2508, S2513, S2515 [18AP], S2547, S2554 [19AP], S2637 [24AP], S2684, S2688 [25AP]

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs (S. 1813), S652, S653, S654 [14FE], S700, S791 [15FE], S862 [16FE], S910 [17FE], S1050 [27FE], S1089 [28FE], S1152 [29FE], S1365 [1MR], S1397, S1398 [5MR], S1430 [6MR], S1466, S1467, S1468 [7MR], S1544 [8MR], S1601, S1602 [13MR]

Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth companies (H.R. 3606), S1747 [15MR], S1806 [19MR], S1858, S1860, S1863, S1865, S1868, S1870 [20MR]

Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting (S. 3525), S6801 [14NO]

Taxation: provide a temporary income tax credit for increased payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business assets (S. 2237), S4952 [12JY]

Technology: enhance security and resiliency of U.S. cyber and communications infrastructure (S. 3414), S5777, S5778 [31JY], S5980 [2AU]

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]

Age Discrimination in Employment Act: clarify appropriate standard of proof for Federal antiretaliation and antidiscrimination claims (see S. 2189), S4822 [10JY]

Agriculture: promote biobased manufacturing (see S. 2155), S1614 [13MR]

——— provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see S. 3239), S3730 [5JN]

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

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]

CFTC: take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in energy markets (see S. 2222), S3130 [14MY]

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

Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (see S. 3220), S3422 [22MY]

——— restore effective use of group actions for claims arising under antidiscrimination laws (see S. 3317), S4368 [20JN]

Commission To Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer: establish (see S. 3237), S7977 [12DE]

Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum: establish (see S. 3567), S6454 [19SE]

Controlled Substances Act: exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana (see S. 3501), S5977 [2AU]

Credit: establish a national consumer credit usury rate (see S. 3452), S5487 [26JY]

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

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]

——— prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture (see S. 1947), S351 [6FE]

Dept. of Defense: provide benefits under the Post-Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence program for days of non-participation due to Government error (see S. 2060), S2031 [26MR]

Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans (see S. 2051), S2393 [17AP] (see S. 2343), S2825 [26AP]

Dept. of Energy: create a market-oriented standard for clean electric energy generation (see S. 2146), S3130 [14MY]

Dept. of HHS: provide States with incentives to require elementary and secondary schools to maintain, and permit school personnel to administer, epinephrine (see S. 1884), S1614 [13MR]

——— revise and extend the program for viral hepatitis surveillance, education, and testing to prevent deaths from liver cancer (see S. 1809), S4674 [27JN]

Dept. of Homeland Security: establish an F–4 nonimmigrant visa for aliens pursuing advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics and authorize conditional permanent residency for such aliens (see S. 3192), S6064 [10SE]

Dept. of Justice: enhance the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program (see S. 207), S2824 [26AP]

——— extend authorization of Bulletproof Vest Partnership (see S. 2554), S3517 [23MY]

——— protect crime victims’ rights and reauthorize certain DNA-related grant programs (see S. 250), S2824 [26AP]

Dept. of Labor: minimize adverse effects of employment dislocation (see S. 3297), S4203 [14JN]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify presumptions relating to exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of Vietnam (see S. 1629), S209 [31JA]

——— establish a veterans jobs corps (see S. 3457), S6064 [10SE]

——— provide educational counseling to individuals eligible for educational assistance before receipt of such assistance (see S. 2206), S1847 [20MR]

Ecology and environment: address harmful algal blooms and hypoxia through research, forecasting and monitoring, and mitigation and control while helping communities detect, control, and mitigate such events (see S. 1701), S568 [13FE]

Economy: create jobs and invest in communities through rehabilitation of abandoned and foreclosed residential and commercial properties (see S. 2162), S1422 [6MR]

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 S. Res. 500), S4368 [20JN]

Families and domestic relations: establish a toll-free telephone helpline to provide information and assistance to parents and caregivers of children to prevent child abuse and strengthen families (see S. 2293), S2496 [18AP]

——— strengthen families’ engagement in the education of their children (see S. 941), S2496 [18AP]

Federal agencies and departments: prohibit purchase of merchandise subject to antidumping or countervailing duty orders (see S. 3611), S6625 [21SE]

Federal employees: provide certain benefits to domestic partners (see S. 1910), S2245 [29MR]

Federal Helium Reserve: ensure expedient and responsible drawdown in manner protecting private industry, scientific, medical, and industrial communities, commercial users, and Federal agencies (see S. 2374), S5048 [16JY]

Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act: reauthorize (see S. 714), S2393 [17AP]

Financial institutions: address fee disclosure requirements (see S. 3204), S3840 [7JN] (see S. 3394), S5134 [18JY]

——— provide protection for consumers who have prepaid cards (see S. 2030), S77 [24JA]

Foreign aid: improve access to microfinance and microenterprise programs (see S. 2027), S4151 [13JN]

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

——— make elimination of government fisheries subsidies a principal negotiating objectives in trade negotiations (see S. 3518), S7744 [11DE]

FRS: treatment of information provided to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (see S. 3394), S5134 [18JY]

FTC: prescribe rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of abortion services (see S. 1374), S1422 [6MR]

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), S5978 [2AU]

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund: ensure that amounts credited are used for harbor maintenance (see S. 412), S1540 [8MR]

Hazardous substances: amend regulations relative to certain mercury compounds, products, and processes (see S. 3697), S8203 [19DE]

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

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

Iran: 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), S3281 [17MY]

Israel: 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), S3731 [5JN]

Juneteenth Independence Day: designate (see S.J. Res. 45), S7402 [4DE]

Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling (see S. 1670), S6895 [26NO]

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), S2928 [7MY]

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), S4637 [26JN]

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

Medicaid: cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care (see S. 1309), S3785 [6JN]

Minimum wage: increase, and index future increases to the consumer price index (see S. 3453), S5487 [26JY]

National Day of the American Cowboy: designate (see S. Res. 470), S3516 [23MY]

National Month of Voter Registration: designate (see S. Res. 572), S6546 [20SE]

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

National Small Business Week: observance (see S. Res. 469), S3329 [21MY]

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]

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: provide documents relating to trade negotiations to Members of Congress and their staff upon request (see S. 3225), S4204 [14JN]

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

Olympic Games: commemorate the success of Team USA in the past 25 Olympic Games and support Team USA in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (see S. Res. 531), S5487 [26JY]

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.: ensure maximum pension benefits for certain pilots forced to retire at age 60 by FAA regulations (see S. 998), S6895 [26NO]

Pharmaceuticals: prohibit prescription drug price-gouging during states of market shortage (see S. 3622), S6625 [21SE]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (see S. 2219), S1932 [21MR] (see S. 3369), S4821 [10JY]

Postal Service: recalculate and restore retirement annuities, eliminate requirement to pre-fund health benefits fund, restrict facility closures, and create incentives to maintain levels of service (see S. 1853), S909 [17FE]

Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy (see S. 2204), S2031 [26MR]

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

SBA: remove limit on anticipated award price for contracts awarded under the procurement program for women-owned small business concerns and identify industries in which women are underrepresented (see S. 2172), S2497 [18AP]

Senior citizens: improve public transportation services for seniors (see S. 1942), S1422 [6MR]

——— provide equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older individuals (see S. 3575), S7459 [5DE]

Small business: provide tax incentives for small businesses and improve SBA programs (see S. 3442), S5488 [26JY]

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

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

Syria: condemn human rights violations and call for transition to democracy (see S. Res. 435), S3330 [21MY]

——— 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), S6746 [13NO]

Tariff: footwear (see S. 1069), S2602 [23AP]

——— knit garments with electrodes knit into or attached to the fabric and that incorporate connectors designed to secure an electronic transmitter that transmits physiological information to a compatible monitor (see S. 3063), S6801 [14NO]

——— knit tank tops with electrodes knit into or attached to the fabric and that incorporate connectors designed to secure an electronic transmitter that transmits physiological information to a compatible monitor (see S. 3062), S6800 [14NO]

——— sports bras with electrodes knit into or attached to the fabric and that incorporate connectors designed to secure an electronic transmitter that transmits physiological information to a compatible monitor (see S. 3061), S6800 [14NO]

Taxation: deny inclusion of any antidumping or countervailing duties in the determination of the basis of any energy tax credit property (see S. 3610), S6625 [21SE]

——— establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability expenses of family members with disabilities (see S. 1872), S8139 [18DE]

——— extend credit for electricity produced from certain renewable resources (see S. 2201), S1933 [21MR]

——— extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans (see S. 3536), S6457 [19SE]

——— improve and extend certain tax incentives for industrial energy efficiency in the areas of water reuse, advanced motors, and chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) chillers (see S. 3352), S5258 [23JY]

——— increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit (see S. 1577), S3174 [15MY]

——— make permanent the expansion of certain tax benefits for adoption (see S. 3616), S7977 [12DE]

——— modify application of the tonnage tax on vessels operating in the dual U.S. domestic and foreign trades (see S. 57), S2731 [25AP]

——— 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), S909 [17FE]

——— provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and business activity back to the U.S. (see S. 2884), S4726 [28JN] (see S. 3364), S4789 [9JY]

——— reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (see S. 2230), S2326 [16AP]

Twain, Mark: mint commemorative coins (see S. 1929), S3234 [16MY]

Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see S. 1925), S909 [17FE]

Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 1591), S3087 [10MY]

World Plumbing Day: designate (see S. Res. 393), S1540 [8MR]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Agriculture: extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs (see S. 3395), S5085 [17JY]

Colleges and universities: require programs offered by institutions to meet licensure and accreditation requirements for an occupation in order to receive Federal tuition grants and loans (see S. 3474), S5870 [1AU]

Credit: address certain issues relative to the extension of consumer credit (see S. 3426), S5304 [24JY]

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

——— require closing costs to be paid by the enterprises with respect to certain refinanced mortgage loans (see S. 2909), S2966 [8MY]

——— require portion of closing costs to be paid by the enterprises with respect to certain refinanced mortgage loans (see S. 3520), S5978 [2AU]

Crooked River: adjust boundary to provide water certainty for Prineville, OR (see S. 3483), S5977 [2AU]

Dept. of Agriculture: authorize loans to certain entities that will make loans to consumers to implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures to promote energy cost savings and rural development (see S. 2216), S1932 [21MR]

Dept. of Labor: require State workforce agencies and employers to certify the active recruitment of Americans for job placement prior to hiring H–2B nonimmigrant workers (see S. 2167), S1459 [7MR]

FDA: include devices in the postmarket risk identification and analysis system and expedite implementation of the unique device identification system for medical devices (see S. 2193), S1733 [15MR]

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: provide additional privacy protections (see S. 3515), S5978 [2AU]

National Public Health Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 417), S2243 [29MR]

National Work and Family Month: designate (see S. Res. 533), S5658 [30JY]

Public works: provide financing assistance for qualified water infrastructure projects (see S. 3626), S6744 [13NO]

Securities: provide for registration exemptions for certain crowdfunded securities (see S. 2190), S1613 [13MR]

Taxation: extend and modify the credit for certain plug-in vehicles (see S. 2161), S1422 [6MR]

Cloture motions

Abrams, Ronnie: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]

Agriculture: continue certain programs (S. 3240), motion to proceed, S3714 [5JN], S3807 [7JN]

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

Baker, Kristine Gerhard: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]

Contreras, Rudolph: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]

Costa, Gregg J.: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3254), S7293 [30NO], S7336 [3DE]

Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans (S. 2343), motion to proceed, S2799 [26AP], S2944 [8MY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a veterans jobs corps (S. 3457), motion to proceed, S5950 [2AU], S6083 [11SE]

Du, Miranda: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]

FDIC: temporarily extend the Transaction Account Guarantee Program (S. 3637), motion to proceed, S7664 [6DE], S7723 [11DE]

Guaderrama, David C.: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]

Lee, John Z.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]

Morgan, Susie: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]

Nuffer, David: nomination to be district judge, S1569 [12MR]

Powell, Jerome H.: nomination to the FRS Board of Governors, S3159 [15MY]

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

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs (S. 1813), motion to proceed, S382 [7FE], S420 [9FE]

Russell, George L., III: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]

Shipp, Michael A.: nomination to be district judge, S5202 [19JY]

Stein, Jeremy C.: nomination to the FRS Board of Governors, S3158 [15MY]

Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts and other tax relief for families making less than a certain annual income and provide alternative minimum tax relief (S. 3412), motion to proceed, S5244 [23JY]

——— provide a temporary income tax credit for increased payroll and extend bonus depreciation for certain business assets (S. 2237), motion to proceed, S4765 [29JN], S4804 [10JY]

——— provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and business activity back to the U.S. (S. 3364), motion to proceed, S5072 [17JY], S5189 [19JY]

Tharp, John J., Jr.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]

Watford, Paul J.: nomination to be circuit judge, S3252 [17MY]

Wimes, Brian C.: nomination to be district judge, S1570 [12MR]

Letters

Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act: Mario Parker-Milligan, S2951 [8MY]

Motions

Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8482 [28DE]

Privilege of the floor

Carol, William, S3048 [9MY]

Carson, Jenny, S5894 [1AU]

Hackbarth, Andy, S1682 [14MR]

Keegan, Shelbey, S2517 [18AP]

Kirby, Steven, S5238 [19JY]

Marseille, Jesse, S7124 [28NO]

Smurthwaite, Sarah, S2517 [18AP]

Suzuki, Mark, S7988 [12DE]

Westlund, B.J., S1476 [7MR]

Remarks

Adoption: express importance of a safe, nurturing, and permanent family for all children and recognize that adoption promotes greater stability than long-term institutionalization or foster care (S. Res. 378), S803 [15FE]

Agriculture: continue certain programs, S8622 [1JA]

——— continue certain programs (S. 3240), S4335 [20JN], S5810 [1AU], S7670 [6DE], S7786 [12DE], S8117 [18DE], S8581, S8582 [31DE]

——— expand exemption from certain Federal regulations for farmers to transport their products across State lines in farm vehicles, S1440 [7MR], S1603 [13MR]

——— extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, S8437 [27DE], S8482, S8497 [28DE]

——— extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs (S. 3395), S5810 [1AU]

Appropriations: making for Dept. of Defense and other Federal departments and agencies, rescind unobligated stimulus funds, and reduce discretionary spending (H.R. 1), S8117 [18DE], S8178, S8197 [19DE], S8437 [27DE], S8482, S8497 [28DE]

Armed Forces: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, S7148, S7152 [29NO]

Army First Sergeant David McNerney Post Office Building, Crosby, TX: designate (H.R. 3477), S8230 [19DE]

BIA: revised funding formula for Indian Reservation Roads program, S696 [15FE]

Bridal Veil, OR: anniversary of Bridal Veil Post Office, S4770• [29JN]

Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull Post Office Building, Mastic Beach, NY: designate (H.R. 3912), S8230 [19DE]

Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of Emancipation Hall for unveiling of a marker acknowledging the role that slave labor played in the construction of the U.S. Capitol (H. Con. Res. 99), S802, S803 [15FE]

Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office, Waterford, WI: designate (S. 3630), S8230 [19DE]

Congress: approve permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline (S. 3607), S6558 [20SE]

——— extend the same financial conflict of interest rules to Senators and their staff that apply to congressional committee and Executive Office of the President staff, S242 [1FE]

——— prohibit Members and employees from using nonpublic information derived from their official positions for personal benefit (S. 2038), S242 [1FE]

Contracts: increase requirement for American-made content in transportation construction projects, S1440 [7MR], S1602 [13MR]

Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office Building, Baldwinsville, NY: designate (H.R. 5837), S8230 [19DE]

Dept. of Agriculture: extend drought disaster assistance, S8117 [18DE]

——— require the FCIC provide insurance to organic crops similar in terms and conditions provided for other crops, S4335 [20JN]

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 3254), S7148, S7152 [29NO]

Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans (S. 2343), motion to proceed, S2951 [8MY], S3026 [9MY]

Dept. of HHS: Prevention and Public Health Fund funding, S3026 [9MY]

Dept. of Justice: require disclosure of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court decisions, orders, or opinions that include certain significant legal interpretations unless such disclosures are classified, S8399, S8400, S8403, S8422, S8423, S8427 [27DE]

Dept. of State: authorize payment of a reward to combat transnational organized crime and for information concerning foreign nationals wanted by international criminal tribunals (S. 2318), S8230, S8231 [19DE]

Dept. of the Interior: provide full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program and the Secure Rural Schools and Community-Self Determination Act, S1525 [8MR]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: develop a comprehensive policy to improve outreach and transparency to veterans and Armed Forces members through provision of information on institutions of higher learning (H.R. 4057), S8229 [19DE]

——— ensure deceased veterans with no known next of kin can receive a dignified burial (S. 3202), S8231 [19DE]

Economy: avert ‘‘fiscal cliff’’ economic crisis through bipartisan agreement on taxes and spending, S8622 [1JA]

Elections: constitutional amendment on contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections (S.J. Res. 29), S103 [26JA]

Espionage: increase penalties for foreign and economic espionage (H.R. 6029), S8229 [19DE]

Financial institutions: limit fee disclosure requirement for an automatic teller machine to the screen of that machine (H.R. 4367), S7751 [11DE]

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: extend certain counterterrorism and intelligence gathering tools (H.R. 5949), S8397, S8400, S8403, S8404, S8422, S8423, S8427 [27DE]

Hurricanes: making supplemental appropriations for recovery from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, S8117 [18DE], S8178, S8197 [19DE], S8437 [27DE], S8482, S8497 [28DE]

Intelligence services: modify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and require judicial review of National Security Letters and Suspicious Activity Reports to prevent unreasonable searches, S8398 [27DE]

Lance Cpl. Anthony A. DiLisio Clinton-Macomb Carrier Annex, Macomb, MI: designate (H.R. 5738), S8230 [19DE]

Law enforcement: enhance punishment for identity theft and other violations of data privacy (S. 2111), S803 [15FE]

Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Building, Westminster, MA: designate (S. 3662), S8230 [19DE]

Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), S7660, S7661 [6DE]

National World War II Museum: recognize opening of U.S. Freedom Pavilion—The Boeing Center, public and private assistance to the museum, and role in educating about the War experience (S. Res. 625), S8233 [19DE]

Nicky ‘Nick’ Daniel Bacon Post Office, Rose Bud, AR: designate (H.R. 3870), S8230 [19DE]

Parks, Rosa: tribute (S. Res. 618), S8232, S8233 [19DE]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: protect rights of conscience relative to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, S1122 [29FE]

Petroleum: impact of oil speculators on gasoline prices, S2140 [28MR]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (S. 2219), S3474 [23MY]

——— provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (S. 3369), motion to proceed, S5007, S5039, S5040, S5041, S5042 [16JY], S5179 [19JY]

Portland, OR: anniversary of First African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, S2164• [28MR]

——— anniversary of Royal Rosarians, S3728• [5JN]

——— tribute to Lincoln High School for participation in We the People . . . The Citizen and the Constitution competition, S3422• [22MY]

Portland Community College: anniversary, S698• [15FE]

Postal Service: create a moratorium on the closure of rural post offices and ensure future closures meet certain conditions, S2463, S2465 [18AP], S2528S2530 [19AP]

——— improve, sustain, and transform (S. 1789), S2463, S2465 [18AP], S2528 [19AP]

Power resources: eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy (S. 2204), S2140 [28MR]

Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, S1645 [14MR]

——— Senate use of filibuster to block nominations, S1645 [14MR]

Privacy: change effective date for the Internet publication of certain information to prevent national security breech and protect certain military officers and civilian employees (H.R. 6634), S7672 [6DE]

Public debt: allow increase of debt ceiling by Executive order (S. 3664), S7670 [6DE]

Reed College: anniversary, S67• [24JA]

Roads and highways: extend Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other Highway Trust Fund-funded programs (S. 1813), S561 [13FE], S696 [15FE], S1122 [29FE], S1440 [7MR], S1525 [8MR], S1602, S1603 [13MR]

Russia: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), S7660, S7661 [6DE]

——— 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, S7660, S7661 [6DE]

Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: reauthorize, S666 [15FE]

Securities: provide for registration exemptions for certain crowdfunded securities, S1828 [20MR], S1886 [21MR], S1972, S1976 [22MR], S5474S5478 [26JY]

Senate: legislative process, S8651, S8653, S8654 [2JA]

——— legislative program, S803 [15FE], S6558 [20SE], S8234 [19DE]

Senate Rules: permit Senate to avoid unnecessary delay and vote on matters for which floor debate has ceased (S. Res. 9), S7672 [6DE]

——— reform filibuster rules to improve daily process, S6989 [28NO], S7670S7672 [6DE], S8269S8273 [20DE], S8623 [1JA], S8651, S8653, S8654 [2JA]

Sergeant Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. Post Office Building, Ellwood City, PA: designate (H.R. 5954), S8230 [19DE]

Small business: increase job creation and economic growth by improving access to public capital markets for emerging growth companies (H.R. 3606), S1674 [14MR], S1828 [20MR], S1886 [21MR], S1972, S1976 [22MR], S5474S5478 [26JY]

Supreme Court: anniversary of decision in Citizens United v. FEC on corporate political contributions used for political speech, S102 [26JA]

——— decision in Citizens United v. FEC on corporate political contributions used for political speech, S3474 [23MY], S5041, S5042 [16JY], S5180 [19JY]

Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide alternative minimum tax relief, and extend increased expensing limitations (H.R. 8), S8622 [1JA]

——— extend production tax credit for wind power, S5810 [1AU]

——— prevent professional service income from being mischaracterized as S corporation income to avoid paying payroll taxes, S3026 [9MY]

——— provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs and business activity back to the U.S. (S. 3364), motion to proceed, S5180 [19JY]

Timberline Lodge, OR: anniversary of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, S5970• [2AU]

Veterans: improve veterans service organizations’ access to Federal surplus personal property (S. 3698), S8231 [19DE]

Votes: position on missed, S7398 [4DE]

Tributes

Bristol, Rachel, S386• [7FE]

Gray, John, S7743• [11DE]

Griffin, Claire, S606 [14FE]

Inouye, Daniel K., S8114 [18DE]