[Congressional Record Index (2013)]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

BEATTY, JOYCE (a Representative from Ohio)

      Committee to escort the Speaker-elect to the Chair, H4 [3JA]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: limit restrictions on the provision of abortion 
        services to protect a women's right to determine whether and 
        when to bear a child or end a pregnancy (see H.R. 3471), H7051 
      Agriculture: reform sugar price support program (see H.R. 693), 
        H3688 [17JN]
      American Education Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        414), H7110 [14NO]
      American Fighter Aces: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        685), H7628 [10DE]
      Amtrak: propose a pet policy that allows passengers to transport 
        domesticated cats and dogs on certain trains (see H.R. 2066), 
        H8126 [19DE]
      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. 208), H6771 [23OC]
      Armed Forces: award Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th 
        Infantry Regiment known as the Borinqueneers (see H.R. 1726), 
        H7394 [2DE]
      ------extend duration of Physical Disability Board of Review and 
        expand authority of such Board to review the separation of 
        members on the basis of a mental condition not amounting to 
        disability (see H.R. 975), H5655 [18SE]
      ------improve mental health assessments provided to members 
        deployed in support of a contingency operation (see H.R. 
        1463), H6493 [10OC]
      ------prohibit discrimination on the basis of military service 
        (see H.R. 2654), H6454 [9OC]
      ATF: repeal certain appropriations riders that limit ability to 
        administer Federal firearms laws (see H.R. 1728), H6225 [3OC]
      Black History Month: observance (see H. Res. 49), H342 [4FE]
      Budget: exempt Dept. of HUD public and Indian housing programs 
        from sequestration (see H.R. 2695), H4522 [16JY]
      C.W. Bill Young Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bay 
        Pines, FL: designate (see H.R. 3302), H6674 [22OC]
      Children and youth: provide for programs and activities with 
        respect to the prevention of underage drinking (see H.R. 498), 
        H628 [25FE]
      Civil rights: award a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae 
        Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley 
        honoring the 50th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist 
        Church bombing (see H.R. 360), H372 [5FE]
      ------improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of 
        wages based on sex (see H.R. 377), H279 [23JA]
      ------prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual 
        orientation or gender identity (see H.R. 1755), H2351 [25AP]
      Colleges and universities: increase amount of loan forgiveness 
        available to highly-qualified teachers employed in low-income 
        schools who teach in the same school district for five 
        consecutive years (see H.R. 2881), H5260 [31JY]
      ------support community college and industry partnerships (see 
        H.R. 2560), H4371 [10JY]
      Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's 
        History Museum: establish (see H.R. 863), H2396 [26AP]
      Congo, Democratic Republic of the: call for an end to the 
        ongoing conflict and support international efforts toward 
        long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights 
        (see H. Res. 131), H1825 [21MR]
      Corps of Engineers: establish the Great Lakes Navigation System 
        (see H.R. 2273), H4827 [19JY]
      Correctional institutions: provide for an effective HIV/AIDS 
        program in Federal prisons (see H.R. 895), H814 [28FE]
      Credit: exclude from consumer credit reports medical debt that 
        had been in collection and has been fully paid or settled (see 
        H.R. 1767), H6902 [29OC]
      ------provide for removal of default information from a 
        borrower's credit report with respect to certain rehabilitated 
        education loans (see H.R. 2561), H4143 [27JN]
      Crime: prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture (see 
        H.R. 366), H1829 [21MR]
      Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.: anniversary (see H. Res. 10), 
        H33 [3JA]
      Dept. of Agriculture: extend period during which Supplemental 
        Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are temporarily 
        increased (see H.R. 3108), H6770 [23OC]
      ------oppose any legislation or Committee on Agriculture (House) 
        proposal to reduce Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
        benefits (see H. Res. 90), H1569 [18MR]
      Dept. of Defense: declare the attack at Fort Hood, TX, a 
        terrorist attack and ensure victims of such attack and their 
        families receive the same honors and benefits as those killed 
        or wounded in overseas combat zones (see H.R. 3111), H7153 
      ------establish centers of excellence in prevention, diagnosis, 
        mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions 
        relating to exposure to open-air burn pits (see H.R. 2510), 
        H6999 [12NO]
      ------improve prevention and response to sexual assaults (see 
        H.R. 1593), H2775 [17MY]
      ------modify authorities relative to procedures for courts-
        martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice by removing 
        prosecution of serious crimes from the chain of command (see 
        H.R. 2016), H4214 [8JY]
      ------require Inspector General investigation of allegations of 
        retaliatory personnel actions in response to protected 
        communications regarding sexual assault (see H.R. 1864), H3016 
      Dept. of Education: award grants to educational agencies and 
        schools to utilize technology to improve student achievement, 
        college and career readiness, teacher skills, and the 
        education system (see H.R. 521), H5834 [25SE]
      ------establish an awards program recognizing excellence 
        exhibited by public school system employees providing services 
        to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education (see 
        H.R. 1763), H7312 [20NO]
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans (see H.R. 1595), H2605 [14MY]
      ------increase accountability of nonprofit athletic associations 
        by requiring member institutions to protect the health and 
        education of student athletes (see H.R. 2903), H5341 [1AU]
      ------make grants to promote the education of pregnant and 
        parenting students (see H.R. 1845), H6676 [22OC]
      ------make grants to States to hire additional school-based 
        mental health and student service providers (see H.R. 320), 
        H2354 [25AP]
      ------stimulate collaboration with respect to, and provide for 
        coordination and coherence of, science, technology, 
        engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives (see 
        H.R. 1089), H1356 [12MR]
      Dept. of HHS: assist low-income individuals in obtaining 
        recommended dental care (see H.R. 963), H6643 [16OC]
      ------authorize grants to provide treatment for diabetes within 
        minority communities (see H.R. 3591), H7353 [21NO]
      ------better enable State child welfare agencies to prevent 
        human trafficking of children and serve the needs of victims 
        under adoption assistance and foster care programs (see H.R. 
        1732), H7111 [14NO]
      ------establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing 
        ratio requirements in hospitals (see H.R. 1907), H3016 [3JN]
      ------improve and enhance research and programs on childhood 
        cancer survivorship (see H.R. 2058), H4214 [8JY]
      ------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. 1339), H4214 [8JY]
      ------provide for the participation of optometrists in the 
        National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment 
        programs (see H.R. 920), H5834 [25SE]
      ------reauthorize grant programs for education and outreach on 
        newborn screening and coordinated followup care once newborn 
        screening has been conducted (see H.R. 1281), H5051 [24JY]
      ------reauthorize support for graduate medical education 
        programs in children's hospitals (see H.R. 297), H344 [4FE]
      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. 1318), 
        H1821 [21MR]
      Dept. of Labor: establish the National Full Employment Trust 
        Fund (see H.R. 1000), H7357 [21NO]
      ------issue occupational safety and health standard to reduce 
        injuries to patients, nurses, and other health care workers by 
        establishing a safe patient handling, mobility, and injury 
        prevention standard (see H.R. 2480), H7446 [3DE]
      ------phase out issuance of special wage certificates to 
        entities providing employment to disabled individuals at rates 
        of pay below the Federal minimum wage (see H.R. 831), H2354 
      ------strengthen the U.S. workforce investment system through 
        innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, 
        training, and education programs (see H.R. 798), H2027 [15AP]
      Dept. of the Interior: require a study of the feasibility of 
        establishing the U.S. Civil Rights Trail (see H.R. 2416), 
        H3758 [18JN]
      Dept. of the Treasury: authorize States to use assistance 
        provided under the Hardest Hit Fund program to demolish 
        blighted structures (see H.R. 655), H2248 [23AP]
      ------extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (see H.R. 
        2146), H2953 [23MY]
      Dept. of Transportation: making supplemental appropriations for 
        the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 
        (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program (see H.R. 1124), H7253 
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify presumptions relating to 
        exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of 
        Vietnam (see H.R. 543), H1958 [11AP]
      ------clarify treatment of administrative expenses during 
        sequestration (see H.R. 3181), H6594 [14OC]
      ------exempt reimbursements of expenses for accident, theft, 
        loss, or casualty loss from annual income determinations 
        relative to veterans' pensions (see H.R. 1438), H1857 [9AP]
      ------identify persons other than next of kin that are eligible 
        to request headstones or markers for veterans' graves (see 
        H.R. 2018), H2716 [16MY]
      ------improve assistance provided to women veterans, facilitate 
        research on long-term reproductive health of veterans, and 
        modify child care assistance for certain veterans (see H.R. 
        958), H1360 [12MR]
      ------provide additional assistance under the Post-9/11 Veterans 
        Educational Assistance Program to veterans pursuing degrees in 
        science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) (see H.R. 
        1816), H5175 [30JY]
      ------provide equity for tuition and fees for individuals 
        entitled to assistance under the Post-9/11 Veterans 
        Educational Assistance Program who are pursuing education 
        programs (see H.R. 595), H818 [28FE]
      ------provide unlimited eligibility for health care for mental 
        illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain 
        periods of hostilities and war (see H.R. 1725), H2349 [25AP]
      ------repeal requirement for reduction of survivor annuities 
        under the Survivor Benefit Plan to offset the receipt of 
        veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 32), 
        H2161 [18AP]
      ------submit to Congress an annual report on the automatic 
        processing of claims for compensation (see H.R. 1805), H3016 
      Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: establish a specific 
        timeline to achieve integrated electronic health records (see 
        H.R. 2590), H5090 [25JY]
      Disasters: provide assistance for condominiums and housing 
        cooperatives damaged by a major disaster (see H.R. 2887), 
        H7188 [18NO]
      District of Columbia: statehood (see H.R. 292), H6676 [22OC]
      Doolittle Tokyo Raiders: award Congressional Gold Medal (see 
        H.R. 1209), H7311 [20NO]
      Economy: create jobs and invest in communities through 
        rehabilitation of abandoned and foreclosed residential and 
        commercial properties (see H.R. 1397), H1825 [21MR]
      ------provide tax relief for workers and businesses, rebuild and 
        modernize country's infrastructure, and provide pathways back 
        to work for those looking for jobs (see H.R. 2821), H5050 
      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. 1330), H2249 [23AP]
      Equal Pay Day: observance (see H. Con. Res. 28), H1994 [12AP]
      FDA: require that genetically engineered food and foods that 
        contain genetically engineered ingredients be labeled 
        accordingly (see H.R. 1699), H5767 [19SE]
      Federal employees: protect income, benefits, and retirement (see 
        H. Res. 388), H6675 [22OC]
      ------provide for the compensation of furloughed employees (see 
        H.R. 3223), H6290 [4OC]
      Federal Interagency Working Group on Reducing Poverty: establish 
        (see H.R. 2182), H2954 [23MY]
      FEMA: delay increases in flood insurance premium rates under the 
        National Flood Insurance Program until completion of 
        affordability study, provide certain reimbursements, and 
        accurately determine flood risk (see H.R. 3370), H6958 [30OC]
      Financial institutions: allow non-federally insured credit 
        unions to become members of the Federal Home Loan Bank system 
        (see H.R. 1862), H2484 [7MY]
      ------allow privately insured credit unions to become members of 
        the Federal Home Loan Bank system (see H.R. 3584), H7447 [3DE]
      ------encourage institutions to work with their customers 
        affected by the Government shutdown who may be facing short-
        term financial hardship and long-term damage to their 
        creditworthiness (see H. Con. Res. 60), H6545 [11OC]
      ------provide certain credit unions with the authority to make 
        additional member business loans (see H.R. 688), H2656 [15MY]
      Firearms: ensure prohibited purchasers are included in National 
        Instant Criminal Background Check System, require background 
        checks for commercial sales, and establish a National 
        Commission on Mass Violence (see H.R. 1565), H2485 [7MY]
      ------prevent gun trafficking (see H.R. 452), H950 [4MR]
      Foreign aid: prohibit application of restrictive eligibility 
        requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations based on 
        provision of certain health services (see H.R. 2738), H6454 
      Foreign trade: clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed 
        to address subsidies relative to a fundamentally undervalued 
        foreign currency (see H.R. 1276), H6454 [9OC]
      FTC: prescribe rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of 
        abortion services (see H.R. 2030), H6770 [23OC]
      Haiti: measure progress of recovery and development efforts 
        following earthquake (see H.R. 1749), H2350 [25AP]
      Health: national policy to provide health care and reform 
        insurance procedures (see H.R. 676), H7446 [3DE]
      Hinduism: issue commemorative postage stamp honoring the holiday 
        of Diwali (see H. Res. 47), H4599 [17JY]
      Holland, Milton M.: posthumously restore promotion to Army 
        captain that was rescinded due to his race (see H.R. 3364), 
        H6999 [12NO]
      Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, 
        strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of 
        Agriculture enforcement (see H.R. 1518), H2570 [9MY]
      House of Representatives: encourage Speaker to immediately 
        request a conference and appoint conferees to complete fiscal 
        year 2014 budget resolution with the Senate (see H. Res. 174), 
        H2354 [25AP]
      Immigration: reform (see H.R. 15), H6493 [10OC]
      Iran: 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. 109), H5090 [25JY]
      ------impose additional human rights and economic and financial 
        sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear 
        weapons (see H.R. 850), H2575 [13MY]
      IRS: make the Free File Program permanent (see H.R. 495), H5834 
      Israel: strengthen strategic alliance with the U.S. (see H.R. 
        938), H2404 [3MY]
      Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (see H. Res. 268), H3929 
      Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Post Office Building, 
        Tallmadge, OH: designate (see H.R. 1813), H2392 [26AP]
      Lance Corporal Joshua B. McDaniels and Veterans Memorial Post 
        Office Building, London, OH: designate (see H.R. 1391), H1824 
      Lance Corporal Joshua C. Taylor Memorial Post Office Building, 
        Marietta, OH: designate (see H.R. 2062), H2838 [21MY]
      Law enforcement: mandate basic educational, regulatory, and 
        management actions necessary for the prevention of racial 
        profiling practices (see H.R. 3560), H7358 [21NO]
      ------prohibit racial profiling (see H.R. 2851), H5173 [30JY]
      Mandela, Nelson R.: tribute (see H. Res. 434), H7689 [11DE]
      Master Sergeant Jeffery J. Rieck and Veterans Memorial Post 
        Office, Columbus, OH: designate (see H.R. 1393), H1825 [21MR]
      Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon and Veterans Memorial Post 
        Office Building, Grove City, OH: designate (see H.R. 1392), 
        H1825 [21MR]
      Medicaid: remove exclusion from medical assistance of items and 
        services for patients in mental institutions (see H.R. 2757), 
        H5404 [2AU]
      ------require coverage of optometrists (see H.R. 855), H2803 
      Medicare: distribute additional residency positions (see H.R. 
        1201), H5090 [25JY]
      ------eliminate 3-day prior hospitalization requirement for 
        coverage of skilled nursing facility services in qualified 
        skilled nursing facilities (see H.R. 3531), H7628 [10DE]
      ------exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers 
        to wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and 
        biologicals (see H.R. 800), H3096 [4JN]
      ------increase diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and related 
        dementias to improve care and outcomes (see H.R. 1507), H2396 
      ------provide coverage of pulmonary self-management education 
        and training services furnished by a qualified respiratory 
        therapist in a physician practice (see H.R. 2619), H6604 
      ------provide eligible individuals with single chronic diseases 
        access to medication therapy management under the part D 
        prescription drug program (see H.R. 1024), H4979 [23JY]
      ------provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as 
        physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist 
        services (see H.R. 794), H6453 [9OC]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        713), H6225 [3OC]
      Medicare/Medicaid: delay implementation schedule of the 
        reductions of disproportionate share hospital payments (see 
        H.R. 1920), H3592 [13JN]
      Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 212), H2574 [13MY]
      Minimum wage: increase, and index future increases to the 
        consumer price index (see H.R. 1010), H1319 [6MR]
      NAACP: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 12), H454 [12FE]
      National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: support goals and ideals 
        (see H. Res. 59), H413 [6FE]
      National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: designate (see H. 
        Res. 341), H5512 [11SE]
      National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day: support 
        goals and ideals (see H. Res. 309), H4826 [19JY]
      National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: designate (see H. 
        Res. 69), H547 [14FE]
      National Desert Storm Memorial Association: authorize to 
        establish National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial in 
        the District of Columbia (see H.R. 503), H7446 [3DE]
      National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: support goals and 
        ideals (see H. Res. 392), H6828 [28OC]
      National Emancipation Day: observance (see H. Res. 38), H177 
      National Foster Care Month: designate (see H. Res. 203), H2575 
      National Infrastructure Development Bank: establish (see H.R. 
        2553), H4215 [8JY]
      National Innovation in Education Day: designate (see H. Res. 
        331), H5399 [2AU]
      National Park Service: acquire and protect nationally 
        significant battlefields and associated sites of the 
        Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American 
        Battlefield Protection Program (see H.R. 1033), H1861 [9AP]
      ------mint coins in commemoration of anniversary (see H.R. 627), 
        H1632 [19MR]
      National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month: observance (see H. 
        Res. 237), H2955 [23MY]
      National Voting Rights Act Mobilization Day: designate (see H. 
        Con. Res. 17), H629 [25FE]
      Nelson Mandela International Day: observance (see H. Res. 282), 
        H4143 [27JN]
      Nicklaus, Jack: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 2203), 
        H6493 [10OC]
      Parks, Rosa: tribute (see H. Res. 54), H371 [5FE]
      Pope Francis: congratulate on election and recognize 
        inspirational statements and actions (see H. Res. 440), H8113 
      Postal Service: ensure continuation of 6-day mail delivery 
        service (see H. Res. 30), H818 [28FE]
      ------provide for the computation of normal-cost percentage for 
        postal employees as a separate and distinct class and the 
        disposition of certain excess retirement contributions (see 
        H.R. 961), H7052 [13NO]
      ------recalculate and restore retirement annuity obligations, 
        eliminate Retiree Health Benefits Fund prefunding requirement, 
        restrict closure of facilities, create innovation incentives, 
        and maintain level of service (see H.R. 630), H2067 [16AP]
      Power resources: promote energy security of European allies 
        through opening of the Southern Gas Corridor (see H. Res. 
        284), H4143 [27JN]
      Pro Football Hall of Fame: mint coins in recognition and 
        celebration (see H.R. 1653), H2158 [18AP]
      Public Health Service: submit annual report on the effects of 
        gun violence on public health (see H.R. 2465), H4371 [10JY]
      Rustin, Bayard: tribute (see H. Res. 319), H5477 [10SE]
      Schools: address and take action to prevent bullying and 
        harassment of students (see H.R. 1199), H2164 [19AP]
      ------end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual 
        orientation or gender identity in public schools (see H.R. 
        1652), H6289 [4OC]
      SEC: exempt inter-affiliate swaps from certain regulatory 
        requirements put in place under the Wall Street Reform and 
        Consumer Protection Act (see H.R. 677), H1322 [6MR]
      Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights: support goals 
        and ideals (see H. Res. 72), H7188 [18NO]
      Ships and vessels: extend exemption from fire-retardant 
        materials construction requirement for vessels operating 
        within the Boundary Line (see H.R. 1961), H4524 [16JY]
      Slavery: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary of the 
        adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution which 
        officially abolished slavery (see H.R. 2633), H5348 [1AU]
      Social Security: prevent use of chained consumer price index 
        (CPI) to calculate the cost-of-living adjustments in benefits 
        (see H. Con. Res. 34), H2159 [18AP]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 1795), H6829 [28OC]
      ------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. 1015), H4485 [11JY]
      Social Work Reinvestment Commission: establish (see H.R. 1466), 
        H5548 [12SE]
      Sudan: develop strategy to end human rights violations, create 
        incentives for governments and persons to end support, and 
        reinvigorate peace efforts (see H.R. 1692), H4827 [19JY]
      Taxation: allow credit for amounts paid by a spouse of an Armed 
        Forces member for a new State license or certification 
        required due to permanent change in duty station of such 
        member to another State (see H.R. 1620), H2157 [18AP]
      ------establish ABLE accounts to pay for qualified disability 
        expenses of family members with disabilities (see H.R. 647), 
        H3592 [13JN]
      ------extend and modify the railroad track maintenance credit 
        (see H.R. 721), H3592 [13JN]
      ------extend energy credit for certain property under 
        construction (see H.R. 2502), H7188 [18NO]
      ------extend the work opportunity tax credit for veterans (see 
        H.R. 3327), H7153 [15NO]
      ------make improvements in the earned income tax credit (see 
        H.R. 2116), H5348 [1AU]
      ------permanently extend lower threshold for refundable portion 
        of child tax credit and adjust credit for inflation (see H.R. 
        769), H1398 [13MR]
      ------provide a tax incentive for installation and maintenance 
        of mechanical insulation property (see H.R. 184), H7507 [4DE]
      ------provide collegiate housing and infrastructure grants (see 
        H.R. 1449), H2354 [25AP]
      ------provide for an investment credit relative to the 
        production of electricity from offshore wind (see H.R. 924), 
        H3688 [17JN]
      Tubman, Harriet: establish the Harriet Tubman National 
        Historical Park in Auburn, NY, and the Harriet Tubman 
        Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, 
        Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, MD (see H.R. 664), H5403 
      Veterans: allow certain veterans with service-connected 
        disabilities to travel on military aircraft (see H.R. 164), 
        H416 [6FE]
      ------ensure education and training received by Armed Forces 
        members and veterans better assists them in obtaining civilian 
        certifications and licenses (see H.R. 1796), H3216 [5JN]
      ------expand eligibility for concurrent receipt of military 
        retired pay or combat-related compensation with service-
        connected disability benefits and eliminate phase-in period 
        for such benefits (see H.R. 333), H504 [13FE]
      ------extend work opportunity tax credit for hiring veterans, 
        assist small businesses owned by veterans, and improve 
        enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members 
        of the uniformed services (see H.R. 3453), H7188 [18NO]
      ------improve hiring by the Federal Government and State 
        governments (see H.R. 2785), H7053 [13NO]
      ------increase rates of disability compensation for veterans 
        with service-connected disabilities and dependency and 
        indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled 
        veterans (see H.R. 569), H2803 [20MY]
      Veterans Memorial Post Office Building, Marietta, OH: designate 
        (see H.R. 2819), H5050 [24JY]
      Veterinarians: allow transport and dispensing of controlled 
        substances in the usual course of veterinary practice outside 
        of the registered location (see H.R. 1528), H5175 [30JY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 11), H221 
      Voting: modernize voter registration, promote access to voting 
        for disabled individuals, and protect the right to vote (see 
        H.R. 12), H277 [23JA]
      ------permit an individual required to present identification to 
        vote in a Federal election to meet requirement by presenting a 
        sworn written statement attesting to the individual's 
        identification (see H.R. 1748), H4485 [11JY]
      ------promote early voting in Federal elections and prevent 
        unreasonable waiting times for voters at polling places used 
        in such elections (see H.R. 50), H416 [6FE]
      Wildlife: 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. 2856), H8127 [19DE]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 56), H5344 [1AU]
      ------remove deadline for ratification of constitutional 
        amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. Res. 43), H4827 
      World War II: award Congressional Gold Medal to the First 
        Special Service Force (see H.R. 324), H1430 [14MR]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Dept. of Education: support teacher and school professional 
        training on awareness of student mental health conditions and 
        suicide prevention efforts (see H.R. 3536), H7252 [19NO]
      Gentile, Dominic S.: award Medal of Honor posthumously (see H.R. 
        1237), H1567 [18MR]
      Health: assist survivors of stroke and other debilitating health 
        occurrences in returning to work (see H.R. 3351), H6827 [28OC]
      Housing: allow States participating in the State Small Business 
        Credit Initiative to provide program funds to small businesses 
        for development of affordable housing (see H.R. 3003), H5396 
      National Stroke Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 123), 
        H1568 [18MR]
      National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: support goals and 
        ideals (see H. Con. Res. 64), H7110 [14NO]
      Taxation: allow Head Start teachers the same above-the-line 
        deduction for supplies as is allowed to elementary and 
        secondary school teachers (see H.R. 2141), H2952 [23MY]
  Constitutional authority statements
      Dept. of Education: support teacher and school professional 
        training on awareness of student mental health conditions and 
        suicide prevention efforts (H.R. 3536), H7252 [19NO]
      Gentile, Dominic S.: award Medal of Honor posthumously (H.R. 
        1237), H1568 [18MR]
      Health: assist survivors of stroke and other debilitating health 
        occurrences in returning to work (H.R. 3351), H6828 [28OC]
      Housing: allow States participating in the State Small Business 
        Credit Initiative to provide program funds to small businesses 
        for development of affordable housing (H.R. 3003), H5400 [2AU]
      Taxation: allow Head Start teachers the same above-the-line 
        deduction for supplies as is allowed to elementary and 
        secondary school teachers (H.R. 2141), H2956 [23MY]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      House of Representatives, H1335 [12MR], H4530 [17JY], H5935 
      African Americans: history of involvement in the labor movement, 
        H5426 [9SE]
      Agriculture: reauthorize certain programs (H.R. 1947), H2622 
        [15MY], H3855 [19JN]
      ------reauthorize certain programs (H.R. 2642), H4375, 
        H4472 [11JY]
      ------reauthorize certain programs (H.R. 2642), consideration 
        (H. Res. 295), H4377 [11JY]
      American Education Week: observance, E1733 [21NO]
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 59), Senate 
        amendment, H6119 [2OC], E1414 [1OC], E1464 
      ------making continuing (H.J. Res. 59), unanimous-consent 
        request, H6137 [2OC], H6511 [11OC], H6553 [12OC]
      Association of Residential Cleaning Services International: 
        tribute, E401 [9AP]
      Budget: repeal and replace current fiscal year sequestration 
        (H.R. 699), H5936 [28SE]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2014-2023 (H. Con. 
        Res. 25), H1564 [18MR], H1578 [19MR], H1712 [20MR]
      Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument: designate, 
        H2035 [16AP]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (H.R. 377), H1849 [9AP], E804 
      Colleges and universities: address increasing levels of student 
        loan debt and default rates, H2285 [24AP]
      ------affordability, H2799 [20MY]
      ------impact of budget sequestration on research and education, 
        H7404 [3DE]
      Congressional Black Caucus: budget priorities, H1564 [18MR]
      Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.: anniversary, H4530 [17JY], 
        E1054 [11JY]
      Dept. of Agriculture: reform the Supplemental Nutrition 
        Assistance Program, commodity distribution programs, and other 
        food and nutrition programs (H.R. 3102), H5598 [18SE]
      ------Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding, H2622 
        [15MY], H3013 [3JN], H3855 [19JN], H4375, 
        H4377, H4472 [11JY], E1703 [19NO]
      Dept. of Education: establish interest rates for new student 
        loans made on or after a certain date (H.R. 1911), H2799 
      ------extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct 
        Stafford Loans, H4321 [10JY]
      ------restore fairness in education financing through student 
        loan forgiveness, Federal student loan interest rate caps, and 
        refinancing opportunities for private borrowers (H.R. 1330), 
        H2799 [20MY]
      Dept. of HUD: Community Development Block Grant Program funding, 
        H5184 [31JY], E1184 [1AU]
      Depts. of Transportation and HUD and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2610), H5184 [31JY], E1184 [1AU]
      Domestic policy: address culture of violence, H79 [14JA]
      Economy: impact of budget sequestration, H672 [27FE]
      Education: increase participation of historically 
        underrepresented demographic groups in science, technology, 
        engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and industry, 
        H2286 [24AP]
      ------Pell Grants funding, H2285 [24AP]
      ------recognize importance of investment in public education 
        programs and promote and improve education opportunities for 
        underserved populations, H2285 [24AP]
      Equal Pay Act: anniversary, E804 [5JN]
      Equal Pay Day: observance, H1849 [9AP]
      Firearms: gun control, H79 [14JA], H1850 [9AP], H1921 [11AP]
      Food: address U.S. hunger crisis, E1703 [19NO]
      Government: shutdown relative to budget process, H6119, H6137 
        [2OC], H6360 [8OC], H6511 [11OC], H6553 [12OC], H6593 [14OC], 
        E1414 [1OC], E1464 [9OC]
      Medicare: reform, H1712 [20MR]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals, H2423 [6MY]
      National Spring Cleaning Week: observance, E401 [9AP]
      NIH: funding, E1834 [11DE]
      Ohio: tribute to African-American faith-based leaders, H672 
      ------tribute to State designation of Rosa Parks Day, H7491 
      Ohio Psychological Association: tribute, H1335 [12MR]
      Parks, Rosa: issue commemorative postage stamp, E91 
      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: implementation, 
        H6915 [30OC], H7007 [13NO], E1464 [9OC]
      Poverty: address needs of the impoverished, H3013 [3JN]
      Public debt: ceiling, H6592 [14OC]
      ------economic impact of default, H6592 [14OC]
      Small business: improve opportunities for minority 
        entrepreneurs, H3679 [17JN]
      Supreme Court: decision in Shelby County v. Holder relative to 
        constitutionality of preclearance of attempts to change voting 
        qualifications or prerequisites to voting, H4161 [28JN]
      Votes: position on missed, H5028 [24JY], E1203 
        [1AU], E1372 [25SE]
      Zhang, Jingwen: U.S. Institute of Peace National Peace Essay 
        Contest winner for Ohio, E955 [24JN]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Leave of absence: granted, H2389 [26AP]
      Gray, William H., III, H4199 [8JY]
      Mandela, Nelson R., H8092 [12DE]