MORAN, JAMES P. (a Representative from Virginia)

Amendments

Dept. of Defense: making appropriations (H.R. 5856), H5038 [19JY]

Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 5325), H3372 [1JN]

Legislative branch of the Government: making appropriations (H.R. 5882), H3681 [8JN]

Articles and editorials

Native American Tribal Leaders—Indian Country Shouldn’t Be Hostage to Far-Off Conflicts, Eric Bruguier and Lloyd Irvine, Hill (publication), E1478• [11SE]

Why Malala Inspires Us, Laura Bush, Washington (DC) Post, E1695• [12OC]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

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), H1367 [16MR]

——— provide assistance to sub-Saharan Africa to combat obstetric fistula (see H.R. 5748), H2813 [16MY]

Agriculture: authorize voluntary grazing permit retirement on certain Federal lands where livestock grazing is impractical (see H.R. 3432), H182 [25JA]

——— provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), H641 [8FE]

Animals: expand workforce of veterinarians specialized in care and conservation of wild animals and ecosystems and develop educational programs focused on wildlife and zoological veterinary medicine (see H.R. 3886), H439 [2FE]

Armed Forces: improve mental health assessments provided to members deployed in support of a contingency operation (see H.R. 1942), H6061 [14SE]

——— limit authority to detain U.S. citizens under authorizations for use of military force (see H.R. 3702), H27 [17JA]

——— provide for certain requirements relative to retirement, adoption, care, and recognition of military working dogs (see H.R. 4103), H1741 [28MR]

——— provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE (see H.R. 2288), H220 [31JA]

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 621), H2330 [7MY]

Aviation: ensure certain flight, duty, and rest requirements apply to all-cargo air operations (see H.R. 4350), H3105 [17MY]

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), H727 [14FE]

Capitol Building and Grounds: authorizing use of Grounds for Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (see H. Con. Res. 106), H1100 [29FE]

Caribbean-American Heritage Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 289), H3707 [15JN]

Cesar E. Chavez Day: designate (see H. Res. 130), H803 [15FE]

CFTC: take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in energy markets (see H.R. 5186), H2271 [27AP]

Chesapeake Bay: provide for continued conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed (see H.R. 6068), H4654 [29JN]

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), H966 [27FE]

——— protect students from inappropriate seclusion and physical restraint in schools (see H.R. 1381), H5078 [19JY]

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

——— prevent repatriation of North Korean refugees and allow diplomatic access to, and application for asylum by, such refugees (see H. Con. Res. 109), H4864 [12JY]

Citizenship: exempt certain elderly persons from English language and government and history knowledge requirements for naturalization, and permit others to take the examinations in other languages (see H.R. 2957), H945 [17FE]

Civil rights: restore effective use of group actions for claims arising under antidiscrimination laws (see H.R. 5978), H3914 [20JN]

Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays: establish (see H.R. 1564), H641 [8FE]

Commission To Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer: establish (see H.R. 3067), H3707 [15JN]

Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities: establish (see H.R. 3653), H1741 [28MR]

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

Committee on POW and MIA Affairs (House, Select): establish (see H. Res. 111), H966 [27FE]

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]

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary: expand boundaries (see H.R. 192), H3915 [20JN]

Corporations: constitutional amendment to exclude from rights given to natural persons, prohibit corporate spending on elections, and affirm power of Congress and States to regulate corporations and elections (see H.J. Res. 90), H160 [24JA]

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]

Dept. of Agriculture: implement a certain interim final or final rule regarding child nutrition programs (see H.R. 5789), H3164 [18MY]

——— recognize significance of and support adequate funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (see H. Res. 564), H1018 [28FE]

——— stop sale of products fraudulently labeled as organic, require organic producers and certifiers to maintain and provide records, and impose penalties on violators of organic food laws (see H.R. 5962), H4065 [26JN]

——— submit and provide access to a report on the animals killed under the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services program (see H.R. 6308), H5705 [2AU]

——— Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding (see H. Res. 760), H5861 [11SE]

——— terminate certain direct payments to farmers for the 2012 crop year (see H.R. 2487), H28 [17JA]

Dept. of Commerce: enable concrete masonry products manufacturers and importers to carry out coordinated program of research, education, and promotion to improve, maintain, and develop markets (see H.R. 3395), H1543 [22MR]

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]

——— modify award of Post-Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence program administrative absence days to exempt Reserve members whose mobilization began before changes to the program took effect (see H.R. 4045), H1847 [16AP]

Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H221 [31JA]

——— strengthen connections to early childhood education programs (see H.R. 2794), H5630 [1AU]

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

——— ensure that immigration status alone is not a disqualification for foster child placement and clarify State and local laws on parental rights in foster care cases (see H.R. 6128), H6623 [4DE]

——— 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), H1101 [29FE]

——— establish Office of the National Nurse (see H.R. 3679), H1847 [16AP]

——— establish permanent national surveillance systems for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological diseases and disorders (see H.R. 2595), H79 [18JA]

——— 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), H3662 [7JN]

——— provide States with incentives to require elementary and secondary schools to maintain, and permit school personnel to administer, epinephrine (see H.R. 3627), H2813 [16MY]

Dept. of Homeland Security: accept additional documentation when considering application for veterans status of an individual who performed service in the merchant marines during World War II (see H.R. 1288), H79 [18JA]

——— protect children affected by immigration enforcement actions (see H.R. 2607), H1571 [26MR]

Dept. of Justice: provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention (see H.R. 2721), H1915 [17AP]

——— provide incentives to States to invest in practices and technology that are designed to expedite voting at polls and simplify voter registration (see H.R. 6590), H6765 [12DE]

Dept. of Labor: establish the National Full Employment Trust Fund (see H.R. 870), H726 [14FE] (see H.R. 4277), H2072 [24AP]

Dept. of Peace: establish (see H.R. 808), H5711 [2AU]

Dept. of State: assist the establishment of a permanent and international legal status necessary for global operations and continue financial support for the International Commission on Missing Persons (see H.R. 4344), H1811 [30MR]

——— establish the Muhammad Ali Legacy Grant Program to promote global respect, understanding, and communication (see H.R. 3795), H78 [18JA]

Dept. of the Interior: establish and collect fees for inspections of Outer Continental Shelf facilities, including mobile offshore drilling units (see H.R. 2566), H4907 [17JY]

Dept. of the Treasury: establish centers of excellence in financial literacy education for young adults and families (see H.R. 300), H1915 [17AP]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify presumptions relating to exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of Vietnam (see H.R. 3612), H1135 [1MR]

Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child marriage (see H.R. 6087), H6234 [20SE]

Disabled: 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]

——— expand and intensify NIH programs on translational research and related activities relative to Down syndrome (see H.R. 2695), H1210 [6MR]

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]

——— condemn illicit and religious profiling and surveillance of Muslim American communities by New York Police Dept., and call for a Federal investigation of such surveillance (see H. Res. 651), H2645 [10MY]

——— eliminate discrimination in State criminal and civil laws for those who have tested positive for HIV (see H.R. 3053), H5766 [10SE]

Diseases: bring an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and around the world (see H.R. 6138), H5008 [18JY]

——— expand research and awareness activities relative to scleroderma (see H.R. 1672), H441 [2FE]

——— improve diagnosis and treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (see H.R. 2123), H1846 [16AP]

——— issue semipostal stamp to support Alzheimer’s disease research (see H. Res. 351), H2716 [15MY]

——— raise awareness of, and educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery regarding, the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options (see H.R. 5937), H3699 [8JN]

——— 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), H512 [6FE]

Drugs: apply reduced sentences for certain cocaine based offenses retroactively for certain offenders (see H.R. 2316), H4685 [9JY]

——— 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), H5705 [2AU]

Education: restore fairness in education financing through student loan forgiveness, Federal student loan interest rate caps, and refinancing opportunities for private borrowers (see H.R. 4170), H1916 [17AP]

Elections: constitutional amendment on the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for such campaigns (see H.J. Res. 111), H3977 [21JN]

Enterprise (U.S.S.): tribute to the Navy and current and former officers and crew upon completion of final deployment (see H. Con. Res. 143), H6622 [4DE]

Explosives: limit use of cluster munitions (see H.R. 996), H27 [17JA]

Fair Labor Standards Act: strengthen child labor provisions (see H.R. 2234), H1741 [28MR]

Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave to address domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and their effects, and include domestic partners (see H.R. 3151), H1571 [26MR]

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), H2447 [8MY]

Federal employees: allow conversion of temporary seasonal wildland firefighters and other seasonal employees in Federal land management agencies to permanent seasonal positions (see H.R. 6306), H5705 [2AU]

——— tribute (see H. Res. 682), H5131 [23JY]

Financial institutions: establish fair and transparent practices related to marketing and provision of overdraft coverage programs at depository institutions (see H.R. 5691), H2566 [9MY]

Firearms: combat illegal gun trafficking (see H.R. 6195), H5291 [25JY]

——— enhance criminal penalties for straw purchasers of firearms (see H.R. 4190), H3976 [21JN]

——— require face to face purchases of ammunition, licensing of ammunition dealers, and reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition (see H.R. 6241), H5525 [31JY]

Florida: revise boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit P16 (see H.R. 2155), H4828 [11JY]

Food: 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]

Global Science Program for Security, Competitiveness, and Diplomacy: establish (see H.R. 6303), H5705 [2AU]

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: expand boundaries (see H.R. 192), H3915 [20JN]

Health: promote development of meaningful treatments for patients (see H.R. 3497), H512 [6FE]

——— provide for medical neutrality protecting medical facilities and personnel during armed conflict and establish accountability for violations of the principle of medical neutrality (see H.R. 2643), H694 [9FE]

——— reauthorize certain programs for individuals with traumatic brain injury (see H.R. 4238), H3734 [18JN]

——— recognize importance of frontline health workers toward accelerating progress on global health and saving lives of women and children (see H. Res. 734), H5328 [26JY]

Honduras: limit assistance pending certification that the Government of Honduras has settled all outstanding expropriation claims brought by U.S. companies (see H.R. 2200), H4157 [27JN]

Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of Agriculture enforcement (see H.R. 6388), H5999 [13SE]

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]

——— prevent human trafficking in Government contracting (see H.R. 4259), H2134 [25AP]

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), H187 [27JA]

——— modify certain provisions of law relative to refugee resettlement (see H.R. 6460), H6280 [21SE]

——— provide authority for immigration judges to terminate proceedings or appoint counsel when necessary for aliens with mental disabilities (see H.R. 3881), H1101 [29FE]

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

Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see H. Res. 837), H7469 [30DE]

Insurance: require health plans to cover treatment of a minor child’s congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to trauma, infection, tumor, or disease (see H.R. 1955), H694 [9FE]

International AIDS Conference: support and encourage global HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and treatment programs (see H. Res. 713), H5079 [19JY] (see H. Res. 749), H5525 [31JY]

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), H1978 [18AP]

——— call for release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and all prisoners of conscience and utilization by the U.S. of direct multilateral and bilateral diplomacy to address human rights situation (see H. Res. 828), H6701 [11DE]

——— condemn continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy (see H. Res. 556), H950 [24FE]

——— use parts of fines levied against companies that do business with Iran to establish a fund to pay claims to Americans held hostage in Iran and their families identified in a certain court case (see H.R. 5796), H4864 [12JY]

Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling (see H.R. 3618), H3481 [5JN]

March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and celebration (see H.R. 3187), H1428 [20MR]

Medicaid: provide access to certified professional midwives for enrollees (see H.R. 1054), H6279 [21SE]

Medicare: cover supplies associated with insulin injection, home needle removal, decontamination, and disposal devices, and disposal of needles and syringes through a sharps-by-mail or similar program (see H.R. 3150), H5009 [18JY]

——— ensure continued access of beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services (see H.R. 3269), H6061 [14SE]

——— extended coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions (see H.R. 2969), H512 [6FE]

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

——— provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items (see H.R. 4378), H6001 [13SE]

——— 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), H6001 [13SE]

Mental health: protect minors from efforts by practitioners to change their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression (see H. Con. Res. 141), H6765 [12DE]

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority: change membership of Board of Directors (see H.R. 6369), H5765 [10SE]

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

Mining and mineral resources: place a moratorium on permitting for mountaintop removal coal mining until health studies are conducted by the Dept. of HHS (see H.R. 5959), H3806 [19JN]

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week: designate (see H. Res. 756), H5707 [2AU]

National Eagle Scout Day: designate (see H. Res. 716), H4604 [28JN]

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

National Infrastructure Development Bank: establish (see H.R. 402), H79 [18JA]

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

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 748), H5713 [2AU]

National Park Service: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary of establishment (see H.R. 5840), H6300 [2OC]

National parks and recreation areas: repeal certain laws relative to carrying certain weapons in national parks (see H.R. 4063), H901 [16FE]

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

Native Americans: decrease incidence of violent crime against Indian women, strengthen capacity of tribes to respond to such crimes, and hold perpetrators accountable (see H.R. 4154), H4656 [29JN]

Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4040), H1306 [8MR]

North American Wetlands Conservation Act: extend authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects (see H.R. 1960), H79 [18JA]

Occupational Safety and Health Act: expand coverage, increase protections for whistleblowers, and increase penalties for violators (see H.R. 190), H2134 [25AP]

Office of Science and Technology Policy: establish a committee to identify and coordinate international science and technology cooperation (see H.R. 5916), H3660 [7JN]

Pesticides: prohibit use, production, sale, importation, or exportation of any pesticide containing atrazine (see H.R. 4318), H1804 [29MR]

Political campaigns: permit State and local employees to run for elective office and amend treatment of District of Columbia employees and punishment of violations by Federal employees relative to political activities (see H.R. 4152), H1272 [7MR]

——— provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (see H.R. 4010), H727 [14FE]

Power resources: prevent Federal residential and commercial mortgage lending regulators from adopting policies that contravene established State and local property assessed clean energy (PACE) laws (see H.R. 2599), H3662 [7JN]

Public lands: sustain fish, plants, and wildlife (see H.R. 3496), H5526 [31JY]

Rachel Carson Nature Trail: designate (see H.R. 6077), H5526 [31JY]

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

Rhode Island: revise boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Gasparilla Island Unit FL-70P (see H.R. 2154), H4685 [9JY]

Rihani, Ameen: tribute to life and work and anniversary of publication of the first Arab-American novel, ‘‘The Book of Khalid’’ (see H. Res. 608), H2212 [26AP]

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]

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), H5202 [24JY]

Social Security: 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), H943 [17FE]

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), H1367 [16MR]

Supreme Court: permit televising of proceedings (see H.R. 3572), H903 [16FE]

Syria: condemn human rights violations and call for transition to democracy (see H. Res. 549), H6469 [27NO]

——— condemn human rights violations and call for transition to democracy and for President Bashar al-Assad to be tried before the International Criminal Court (see H. Res. 687), H6062 [14SE]

Tariff Act: increase dollar amount requirements for articles and merchandise under administrative exemptions and entry under regulations provisions (see H.R. 1653), H5130 [23JY]

Taxation: deny any deduction for advertising and marketing directed at children to promote the consumption of food at fast food restaurants or food of poor nutritional quality (see H.R. 6599), H6428 [16NO]

——— extend credit for electricity produced from certain renewable resources (see H.R. 3307), H115 [23JA]

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

——— impose a tax on certain trading transactions (see H.R. 3313), H376 [1FE]

——— make permanent the increased deduction for business start-up expenditures (see H.R. 4032), H1210 [6MR]

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

——— provide for an investment credit relative to the production of electricity from offshore wind (see H.R. 3238), H803 [15FE]

——— reduce the Federal budget deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers (see H.R. 3903), H1847 [16AP]

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

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), H5767 [10SE]

Twain, Mark: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 2453), H641 [8FE]

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

Ukraine: ensure free and fair elections, release opposition leaders sentenced on politically motivated grounds, and deny U.S. visas to officials involved in human rights abuses or anti-democratic actions (see H. Res. 730), H5331 [30JY]

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), H966 [27FE]

——— promote freedom and democracy (see H.R. 1410), H2715 [15MY]

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

——— permit an individual who is required to present identification to vote in a Federal election to meet such requirement by signing an affidavit attesting to the individual’s identification (see H.R. 6419), H6060 [14SE]

——— 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), H6429 [16NO]

Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3001), H441 [2FE]

Water for the Poor Act: enhance implementation (see H.R. 3658), H1498 [21MR]

White House Conference on Autism: convene (see H.R. 3489), H6280 [21SE]

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), H1572 [26MR]

——— prohibit import, export, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species (see H.R. 4306), H2289 [27AP]

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), H2443 [8MY]

——— improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases in women (see H.R. 3526), H512 [6FE]

——— promote media literacy and youth empowerment programs, authorize research on role and impact of depictions of girls and women in the media, and establish National Task Force on Girls and Women in the Media (see H.R. 2513), H966 [27FE]

——— protect breastfeeding, provide performance standards for breast pumps, provide tax incentives to employers to encourage breastfeeding, and provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers (see H.R. 2758), H3105 [17MY]

——— require mammography reports contain a breast density summary and a statement on the benefit of supplementary screening tests for patients with dense breast tissue (see H.R. 3102), H6397 [15NO]

Year of the Korean War Veteran: designate (see H. Res. 618), H3977 [21JN]

Yousafzai, Malala: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 6588), H6397 [15NO]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Animals: disapprove use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter animals and support State laws requiring the use of drugs for euthanasia by animal shelters (see H. Res. 736), H5078 [19JY]

Armed Forces: pay monthly annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan to a supplemental or special needs trust established for the benefit of a disabled dependent child of a participant (see H.R. 4329), H1804 [29MR]

Climate: express that U.S. policies should reflect appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning climate change issues (see H. Res. 672), H3362 [31MY]

Dept. of Education: establish a demonstration program to provide skills to classroom teachers and staff who work with children with autism spectrum disorders (see H.R. 5195), H2271 [27AP]

Dept. of HHS: authorize grants to States for demonstration projects to expand State registries on childhood immunization or health to include body mass index (BMI) (see H.R. 6402), H5999 [13SE]

Ecology and environment: provide grants to nonprofit organizations to assign and support volunteers to assist foreign countries in environmentally sustainable administration of natural resources (see H.R. 6422), H6060 [14SE]

Federal employees: reform the Senior Executive Service (see H.R. 6042), H4156 [27JN]

Firearms: require background checks for purchases and gun shop employees, prohibit purchase by individuals on terrorist watch list, report lost or stolen guns, and establish standards for concealed carry permits (see H.R. 6725), H7516 [31DE]

Medicaid: provide an option of States to cover a children’s program of all-inclusive coordinated care (ChiPACC) (see H.R. 4147), H1209 [6MR]

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

Voting: modernize State voting systems by allowing for increased use of the Internet in voter registration, automated registration of certain individuals, and shortening voter wait times and early voting (see H.R. 6632), H6622 [4DE]

Constitutional authority statements

Armed Forces: pay monthly annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan to a supplemental or special needs trust established for the benefit of a disabled dependent child of a participant (H.R. 4329), H1806 [29MR]

Dept. of Education: establish a demonstration program to provide skills to classroom teachers and staff who work with children with autism spectrum disorders (H.R. 5195), H2283 [27AP]

Dept. of HHS: authorize grants to States for demonstration projects to expand State registries on childhood immunization or health to include body mass index (BMI) (H.R. 6402), H6000 [13SE]

Ecology and environment: provide grants to nonprofit organizations to assign and support volunteers to assist foreign countries in environmentally sustainable administration of natural resources (H.R. 6422), H6061 [14SE]

Federal employees: reform the Senior Executive Service (H.R. 6042), H4157 [27JN]

Firearms: require background checks for purchases and gun shop employees, prohibit purchase by individuals on terrorist watch list, report lost or stolen guns, and establish standards for concealed carry permits (H.R. 6725), H7516 [31DE]

Medicaid: provide an option of States to cover a children’s program of all-inclusive coordinated care (ChiPACC) (H.R. 4147), H1209 [6MR]

Voting: modernize State voting systems by allowing for increased use of the Internet in voter registration, automated registration of certain individuals, and shortening voter wait times and early voting (H.R. 6632), H6623 [4DE]

Letters

Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for Educators Act: Abby Raphael, Arlington, VA, School Board, E688• [27AP]

——— J. Terrig Thomas, M. Alexandra Arriaga, Alisa Cowen, and Nadine Asef-Sargent, Arlington, VA, Special Education Advisory Committee, E688• [27AP]

——— John E. Toner, Arlington, VA, Special Education Parent Teacher Association, E688• [27AP]

——— Patrick K. Murphy, Arlington, VA, Public Schools Superintendent, E688• [27AP]

Pledge of Allegiance 

House of Representatives, H7 [13JA]

Remarks

Alcorn, Walter: Fairfax County, VA, Citizen of the Year award recipient, E402• [21MR]

Alexandria, VA: Days of Remembrance observance, E550• [17AP]

Alibhai, Suleiman: Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington Professional Service Award recipient, E212• [16FE]

American Society for Training and Development: tribute to Employee Learning Week, E1938• [17DE]

Appropriations: legislative process, H6047 [14SE]

——— making continuing (H.J. Res. 117), H6047 [14SE]

Arlington County, VA: anniversary of Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, E845• [18MY]

Armed Forces: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, H1369 [19MR]

——— pay monthly annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan to a supplemental or special needs trust established for the benefit of a disabled dependent child of a participant (H.R. 4329), E506• [29MR]

ATF: Multiple Sales Reporting Program funding, H2456 [9MY]

Aurora, CO: express condolences for victims of movie theater shootings and gratitude to responders to the shootings, H5212 [25JY]

Better Business Bureau: anniversary, E1454• [10SE]

Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2013–2022 (H. Con. Res. 112), H1772 [29MR], H1858 [17AP]

Climate: express that U.S. policies should reflect appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning climate change issues (H. Res. 672), E933• [31MY]

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia: Community Foundations National Standards Board National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations accreditation recipient, E1451• [10SE]

Congress: accomplishments of the 112th Congress, H5775 [11SE], H6047H6051 [14SE], H6163 [20SE]

Corps of Engineers: finalize proposed guidance on identification of waters protected by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, H3372, H3376, H3377 [1JN]

Dept. of Defense: end contracts with Rosoboronexport (company) relative to role in arms sales to Syria, H5038, H5039, H5040 [19JY]

——— making appropriations (H.R. 5856), H5038, H5039, H5040 [19JY]

Dept. of Education: establish a demonstration program to provide skills to classroom teachers and staff who work with children with autism spectrum disorders (H.R. 5195), E687• [27AP]

Dept. of Energy: phase out the innovative technology loan guarantee program and provide taxpayer protections from pending program participants (H.R. 6213), H6049 [14SE]

Dept. of Justice: allow the denial of transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected terrorists (H.R. 1506), H2456 [9MY]

Dept. of the Interior: implement President Obama’s proposed Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing program (H.R. 6168), H5214 [25JY]

——— limit authority to issue regulations before a certain date under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (H.R. 3409), E1630• [21SE]

——— replace President Obama’s proposed Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing program with a congressional plan that will conduct additional lease sales (H.R. 6082), H5171 [24JY], H5214 [25JY]

Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: allow use of project labor agreements for Federal construction projects, H3338• [31MY]

——— extend pay freeze of civilian employees, H3319• [31MY]

——— making appropriations for military construction and veterans’ services (H.R. 5854), H3319•, H3338• [31MY]

Ecology and environment: provide grants to nonprofit organizations to assign and support volunteers to assist foreign countries in environmentally sustainable administration of natural resources (H.R. 6422), E1534• [14SE]

Economy: avert ‘‘fiscal cliff’’ economic crisis through bipartisan agreement on taxes and spending, H6516 [29NO], H7520, H7554 [1JA]

——— national objectives priority assignments, E101• [31JA]

——— provide incentives for the creation of jobs and extend and reform certain tax provisions and Federal programs (H.R. 3630), conference report, H919 [17FE]

——— provide tax relief for workers and businesses, rebuild and modernize country’s infrastructure, and provide pathways back to work for those looking for jobs (H.R. 12), H6049 [14SE]

Endangered species: prohibit importation of polar bear trophies from Canada, H1885 [17AP]

Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 5325), H3372, H3376, H3377 [1JN]

FBI: National Instant Criminal Background Check System funding, H2457 [9MY]

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), H3867 [20JN]

Federal employees: extend pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal employees (H.R. 3835), H230, H309 [1FE]

——— extend pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal employees (H.R. 6726), H7525 [1JA]

——— increase contribution by employees for defined retirement benefits, H3319• [31MY]

——— increase contribution by new employees for defined retirement benefits, H919 [17FE]

——— reform the Senior Executive Service (H.R. 6042), E1152• [27JN]

FERC: transfer permitting approval authority over construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 4348), H2460 [9MY]

Firearms: ensure that individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and require a background check for every firearm sale (H.R. 1781), H2456 [9MY]

——— gun control, H7364 [20DE]

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), H2460 [9MY]

House of Representatives: prohibit funding for polystyrene containers in food service facilities, H3681, H3682 [8JN]

Hudson River School: recognize contributions of painters to the U.S., E1793• [16NO]

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 (H.R. 4133), E810• [16MY]

Legislative branch of the Government: making appropriations (H.R. 5882), H3681, H3682 [8JN]

Library of Congress: Open World Leadership Center funding, H3681 [8JN]

Links, Inc.: anniversary of Arlington, VA, chapter, E297• [1MR]

McLean, VA: tribute to Langley High School staff for efforts to support Maureen Marsh during health crisis, E188• [14FE]

Medicaid: provide an option of States to cover a children’s program of all-inclusive coordinated care (ChiPACC) (H.R. 4147), E321• [6MR]

Moldova: extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6414 [16NO]

National objectives: economic recovery, H6048H6051 [14SE]

Native Americans: decrease incidence of violent crime against Indian women, strengthen capacity of tribes to respond to such crimes, and hold perpetrators accountable, H2776• [16MY]

——— facilitate economic development by Indian tribes and encourage investment by Turkish enterprises in Native American communities (H.R. 2362), H5094 [23JY], E1478• [11SE]

Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel and first responders who responded to shootings, H7364 [20DE]

Oceans: National Ocean Policy implementation funding, H2514 [9MY]

Patent and Trademark Office: tribute to National Trademark Expo, E1552• [19SE]

Refuse disposal: facilitate recovery and beneficial use, and provide for the proper management and disposal, of materials generated by the combustion of coal and other fossil fuels, H3870 [20JN]

Republican Party: national agenda, H6050 [14SE], E15• [13JA]

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. 4348), H2460 [9MY]

——— 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), motion to instruct conferees, H3870 [20JN], H3951 [21JN]

Rodriguez, Andrew: Amateur Athletic Union James E. Sullivan Award recipient, E482• [29MR]

Russia: extend normal trade relations status, H5980• [13SE]

——— extend normal trade relations status (H.R. 6156), H6414 [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, H6414 [16NO]

Science, Depts. of Justice and Commerce, and related agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 5326), H2456, H2514 [9MY]

Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting (H.R. 4089), H1885 [17AP]

Sudan: human rights violations and attacks on the border regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, H1442 [21MR]

Taxation: extend Bush administration tax cuts, provide alternative minimum tax relief, and extend increased expensing limitations (H.R. 8), Senate amendments, H7520, H7554 [1JA]

——— provide a deduction for domestic business income of qualified small businesses (H.R. 9), H2001• [19AP]

Terrorism: anniversary of terrorist attacks, H5775 [11SE]

Transportation: authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs (H.R. 7), H739 [15FE], H1221 [7MR]

Unemployment: provide additional emergency unemployment compensation, E101• [31JA]

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 (H. Res. 484), E1482• [11SE]

——— promote freedom and democracy (H.R. 1410), E1482• [11SE]

Violence Against Women Act: ensure access to assistance programs regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, H2776• [16MY]

——— ensure protection for immigrant victims of domestic violence and crime, H2776• [16MY]

——— reauthorize (H.R. 4970), H2776• [16MY]

Statements

Economic Justice: Alex Lesser and Josh Fixler, Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism and Union for Reform Judaism, E101• [31JA]

Tributes

Bergdahl, Jim, E195• [15FE]

Bowens, Jacqueline, E1393• [3AU]

Chase, Peter M., E900• [30MY]

Dragoo, Gregory F., E1105• [21JN]

Fitch, Robert, E70• [25JA]

Gibert, Paul, E197• [15FE]

Goodridge, Gail A.W., E1170• [28JN]

Pennybacker, Gail, H5024 [19JY], E1267• [18JY]

Reiley, Mame, E1147• [27JN]

Summerall, Wilmot N., III, E275• [29FE]

Weissman, Joshua, E194• [15FE]

Yousafzai, Malala, E1694• [12OC]