MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER S. (a Representative from Connecticut)

Amendments

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (H.R. 4310), H3003 [17MY]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (see H.R. 3798), H3976 [21JN]

Best Buddies International, Inc.: provide assistance to support expansion and development of mentoring programs (see H.R. 2152), H2647 [10MY]

Boys & Girls Clubs of America: tribute (see H. Res. 774), H6152 [19SE]

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

——— promote growth and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing (see H.R. 5865), H5766 [10SE]

Colleges and universities: add disclosure requirements to the institution financial aid offer form and make such form mandatory (see H.R. 6506), H6274 [21SE]

Corporations: constitutional amendment to clarify application of the words people, person, or citizen in the Constitution to corporations, limited liability companies, or other corporate entities (see H.J. Res. 88), H1210 [6MR]

Dept. of Education: establish Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institutes for Sport and Social Impact (see H.R. 2152), H2647 [10MY]

——— extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans (see H.R. 3826), H476 [3FE]

Dept. of HHS: collaborate with other departments on epilepsy education and awareness programs (see H. Res. 298), H4776 [10JY]

——— improve and enhance research and programs on childhood cancer survivorship (see H.R. 3015), H3976 [21JN]

——— increase number of permanent faculty in palliative care at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, and promote education in palliative care and hospice (see H.R. 6155), H6280 [21SE]

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), H376 [1FE]

——— modify requirements for the visa waiver program (see H.R. 3855), H218 [31JA]

Dept. of Labor: strengthen the U.S. workforce investment system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs (see H.R. 4227), H2813 [16MY]

Dept. of State: address inefficiencies in the visa processing system that discourage overseas business and leisure travel to the U.S. (see H.R. 3039), H1101 [29FE]

Dept. of the Interior: establish production incentive fee for lands leased for oil or natural gas on which production is not occurring (see H.R. 927), H1543 [22MR]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits (see H.R. 4287), H3734 [18JN]

Developing countries: protect girls through prevention of child marriage (see H.R. 6087), H5712 [2AU]

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), H6280 [21SE]

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

——— provide grants to better understand and reduce gestational diabetes (see H.R. 2194), H3808 [19JN]

Elections: constitutional amendment on contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections (see H.J. Res. 86), H1154 [5MR]

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), H1847 [16AP]

Federal employees: provide certain benefits to domestic partners (see H.R. 3485), H3267 [30MY]

Foreign aid: provide assistance for developing countries to promote quality and universal basic education (see H.R. 2705), H3481 [5JN]

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), H1154 [5MR]

Georgia (country): support enhanced security, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership, NATO membership, democratic reforms, and peaceful resolution of conflict (see H. Res. 526), H2716 [15MY]

Health: create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients (see H.R. 6157), H6280 [21SE]

——— extend health information technology assistance eligibility to behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse professionals and facilities (see H.R. 6043), H4686 [9JY]

——— recognize importance of frontline health workers toward accelerating progress on global health and saving lives of women and children (see H. Res. 734), H6280 [21SE]

——— support regenerative medicine through research funding and commercial development and develop a regulatory environment that enables rapid approval of safe and effective products (see H.R. 1862), H2329 [7MY]

Highlands Conservation Act: extend authorization (see H.R. 6513), H6275 [21SE]

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

Immigration: facilitate travel and investment in the U.S. by reforming visa procedures for certain foreign nationals investing in residential real estate (see H.R. 5741), H4864 [12JY]

——— provide for visas for certain advanced science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) graduates (see H.R. 6412), H6318 [26OC]

Inouye, Daniel K.: tribute (see H. Res. 837), H7360 [19DE]

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

Iran: clarify treatment of the interests of Iran in certain assets (see H.R. 4070), H5202 [24JY]

——— condemn persecution of Baha’is and continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions for such violations, and call for release of religious prisoners (see H. Res. 134), H3481 [5JN]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see H. Res. 568), H1367 [16MR]

——— 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), H5292 [25JY]

Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system (see H.R. 4229), H1847 [16AP]

——— 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 H.R. 4133), H2134 [25AP]

March of Dimes Foundation: mint coins in recognition and celebration (see H.R. 3187), H1807 [29MR]

Medicaid: cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care (see H.R. 3364), H2647 [10MY]

Medicare: count a period of outpatient observation in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services (see H.R. 1543), H27 [17JA]

——— extend Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and increase payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital program (see H.R. 5943), H4065 [26JN]

——— improve access to, and increase utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits (see H.R. 2020), H6279 [21SE]

——— modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers (see H.R. 2108), H1978 [18AP]

——— study issues on access to intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) for beneficiaries in all care settings and establish demonstration project on benefits of coverage to administer IVIG in the home (see H.R. 1845), H4907 [17JY]

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]

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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: expand, intensify, and coordinate pulmonary hypertension research activities (see H.R. 1810), H4907 [17JY]

National Heritage Area Program: authorize (see H.R. 4099), H1543 [22MR]

New York Giants (football team): tribute (see H. Res. 544), H640 [8FE]

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

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (see H.R. 4010), H803 [15FE]

Privacy: prohibit employers from requiring employees to provide access to personal online accounts (see H.R. 5684), H4908 [17JY]

Religion: honor historical contributions of Catholic sisters (see H. Res. 689), H4158 [27JN]

Renewable energy: provide support to develop career and technical education programs of study and facilities (see H.R. 2207), H28 [17JA]

Schools: address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment of students (see H.R. 1648), H4907 [17JY]

Social Security: revise medical criteria for evaluating disability in a person with Huntington’s disease and waive Medicare waiting period for individuals disabled by Huntington’s disease (see H.R. 718), H2329 [7MY]

——— 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]

Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 2152), H2647 [10MY]

Sri Lanka: commend U.N. efforts to implement human rights accountability, call for investigation of war crimes and other human rights violations, and allow greater freedom of movement (see H. Res. 177), H3268 [30MY]

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), H2329 [7MY]

Tariff: wrist watches (see H.R. 5750), H2713 [15MY]

Taxation: allow a credit for qualified conservation contributions which include national scenic trails (see H.R. 481), H966 [27FE]

——— encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign outsourcing (see H.R. 5542), H4686 [9JY]

——— extend exclusion from gross income for employer-provided health coverage to certain employee designated beneficiaries (see H.R. 2088), H5860 [11SE]

——— increase amount of low-income housing credit that may be allocated in States damaged by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee (see H.R. 3769), H2288 [27AP]

——— limit extent to which States may tax compensation earned by nonresident telecommuters (see H.R. 5615), H2443 [8MY]

——— make permanent and expand the temporary minimum credit rate for the low-income housing tax credit program (see H.R. 3661), H5631 [1AU]

——— 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), H5712 [2AU]

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

Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4271), H1808 [29MR]

Wallenberg, Raoul: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3001), H1210 [6MR]

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: designate (see H. Res. 601), H1848 [16AP]

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), H2648 [10MY]

——— remove deadline for ratification of constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. Res. 47), H6152 [19SE]

——— 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), H6469 [27NO]

World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to members of the Civil Air Patrol (see H.R. 719), H5130 [23JY]

——— ensure that U.S. courts provide a forum for claims brought against any railroad arising from the deportation of individuals to Nazi concentration camps (see H.R. 1193), H187 [27JA]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Armed Forces: provide for employment of additional instructor for Junior ROTC units in which a large percentage of the student population is enrolled (see H.R. 6471), H6231 [20SE]

Canton, CT: transfer and reinstate hydroelectric licenses and extend deadline for commencement of construction of certain FERC projects (see H.R. 5625), H2443 [8MY]

Connecticut: designate segments of Farmington River and Salmon Brook as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (see H.R. 4360), H1845 [16AP]

Contracts: require solicitations for Federal procurement contracts to include information about the Buy American Act and whether foreign goods may be used to fulfill requirements of the contracts (see H.R. 4047), H801 [15FE]

Dept. of the Interior: make grants to facilitate certain acquisitions of property for conservation purposes (see H.R. 5626), H2443 [8MY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: eliminate time limitation for use of eligibility and entitlement to certain educational assistance (see H.R. 4140), H1153 [5MR]

LIHEAP: provide funding with a dedicated revenue source consisting of a tax on offshore oil production (see H.R. 3807), H114 [23JA]

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 H. Res. 833), H6828 [17DE]

Tariff: 4-chloro-3-nitrobenzoic acid (see H.R. 5228), H2272 [27AP]

——— 2-aminopyridine (see H.R. 5227), H2272 [27AP]

Taxation: extend time period for contributing military death gratuities to Roth IRAs and Coverdell education savings accounts (see H.R. 6013), H3975 [21JN]

——— increase exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance (see H.R. 5938), H3699 [8JN]

——— provide grants in lieu of expensing for energy efficient commercial buildings placed in service by manufacturers (see H.R. 6403), H5999 [13SE]

Tunisia: commend holding of fair, free, and democratic elections and affirm U.S. national interest of democratic reforms and economic development (see H. Res. 527), H181 [25JA]

Constitutional authority statements

Armed Forces: provide for employment of additional instructor for Junior ROTC units in which a large percentage of the student population is enrolled (H.R. 6471), H6233 [20SE]

Canton, CT: transfer and reinstate hydroelectric licenses and extend deadline for commencement of construction of certain FERC projects (H.R. 5625), H2446 [8MY]

Connecticut: designate segments of Farmington River and Salmon Brook as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System (H.R. 4360), H1846 [16AP]

Contracts: require solicitations for Federal procurement contracts to include information about the Buy American Act and whether foreign goods may be used to fulfill requirements of the contracts (H.R. 4047), H802 [15FE]

Dept. of the Interior: make grants to facilitate certain acquisitions of property for conservation purposes (H.R. 5626), H2446 [8MY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: eliminate time limitation for use of eligibility and entitlement to certain educational assistance (H.R. 4140), H1153 [5MR]

LIHEAP: provide funding with a dedicated revenue source consisting of a tax on offshore oil production (H.R. 3807), H114 [23JA]

Tariff: 4-chloro-3-nitrobenzoic acid (H.R. 5228), H2284 [27AP]

——— 2-aminopyridine (H.R. 5227), H2284 [27AP]

Taxation: extend time period for contributing military death gratuities to Roth IRAs and Coverdell education savings accounts (H.R. 6013), H3976 [21JN]

——— increase exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance (H.R. 5938), H3699 [8JN]

——— provide grants in lieu of expensing for energy efficient commercial buildings placed in service by manufacturers (H.R. 6403), H6000 [13SE]

Remarks

Canton, CT: transfer and reinstate hydroelectric licenses and extend deadline for commencement of construction of certain FERC projects (H.R. 5625), H3986 [26JN]

CFTC: implementation of regulations limiting amount of outside speculator participation in the energy futures trading markets, H1264 [7MR]

Cheshire, CT: anniversary of Cheshire Fire Dept., E547• [17AP]

Congress: importance of bipartisanship, H92 [23JA]

Connecticut: tribute to Valentines for Troops program, E644• [25AP]

Dept. of Education: extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans (H.R. 4628), H2252 [27AP]

Dept. of HHS: Prevention and Public Health Fund funding, H2252 [27AP]

FERC: transfer permitting approval authority over construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 4348), motion to instruct conferees, H3047 [17MY]

Firearms: gun control, H6822 [17DE]

Geiger, Roger: Torrington, CT, AMVETS (organization) Post 24 member of the year award recipient, E203• [15FE]

Greece: independence anniversary, E440• [26MR]

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), motion to instruct conferees, H3047 [17MY]

Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act: repeal health-care related provisions (H.R. 6079), H4731 [10JY]

House of Representatives: moment of silence in memory of victims of Newtown, CT, Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, H6814 [17DE]

Jewish American Heritage Month: observance, H3260 [30MY]

Morocco: U.S. policy, E354• [8MR]

Newtown, CT: condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel and first responders who responded to shootings, H6814 [17DE]

——— condemn shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, express condolences for victims, and commend school personnel and first responders who responded to shootings (H. Res. 833), H6815, H6822 [17DE]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal (H.R. 6079), H4731 [10JY]

Petroleum: gasoline price levels, H1264 [7MR]

Pinchot Institute for Conservation: anniversary, E1344• [26JY]

Public works: ensure that transportation and infrastructure projects using Federal financial assistance are constructed with steel, iron, and manufactured goods produced in the U.S., H3047 [17MY]

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), motion to instruct conferees, H3047 [17MY]

Taxation: repeal excise tax on medical devices (H.R. 436), E1124• [21JN]

——— repeal fossil fuel subsidies for large oil companies, H2252 [27AP]

Votes: position on missed, E287• [29FE]

Tributes

Jackson, Merva E., E576• [18AP]

Melville, Allen W., E136• [3FE]

Parent, James M., E70• [25JA]

Savage, Archie, Jr., E196• [15FE]