[Congressional Record Index (2004)]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]



FEDERAL-STATE RELATIONS

  Amendments
      Courts: amend procedures that apply to consideration of 
        interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class 
        members and defendants (S. 2062), S7583 [6JY], S7698, S7699, 
        S7756, S7760, S7770, S7771 [7JY], S7843, S7844 [8JY]
      ------amend procedures that apply to consideration of interstate 
        class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and 
        defendants (S. 274), S57 [20JA]
      Dept. of Justice: establish a national sex offender registration 
        database (S. 2154), S11652, S11662 [19NO]
      Dept. of the Interior: provide assistance through States to 
        eligible weed management entities to control or eradicate 
        harmful, nonnative weeds (S. 144), S11185 [10OC]
      Law enforcement: protect crime victims' rights, eliminate 
        backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and 
        offenders, and expand and improve the use of DNA collection 
        and analysis in criminal investigations (H.R. 5107), H8195 
        [6OC]
      Medicaid: provide families of disabled children with the 
        opportunity to purchase coverage (S. 622), S4946, S4949, S5005 
        [6MY]
      Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act: increase 
        Federal share of costs of the San Gabriel Basin demonstration 
        project (H.R. 1284), H9837 [17NO]
      Taxation: make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of 
        Internet and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), 
        S4402, S4404, S4435, S4436 [27AP], S4506, S4605, S4607, S4608, 
        S4609, S4611, S4612, S4613, S4614, S4615, S4616, S4619, S4620, 
        S4621 [28AP], S4657, S4658, S4661, S4662, S4710, S4711, S4712, 
        S4713, S4715, S4716 [29AP]
  Articles and editorials
      Alexander-Carper Internet Tax Bill Protects Local Authority, 
        S4640 [29AP]
      Bench vs. People--Can a Judge's Will Become a Law?, S6070 [21MY]
      Class-Action Unfairness, S7567 [6JY]
      Election Fix Stymied by Delays, Computer Doubts, Confidence Gap, 
        H1349 [23MR]
      Electric Companies Begin Offering Broadband Service, S4350 
        [26AP]
      Gas Line Will Happen, but Alaska Must Negotiate, S2022 [3MR]
      Georgia City Decided To Provide Its Residents With a Year of 
        Free Internet Access. But Only Half Have Signed On. Why 
        LaGrange Isn't More ``Wired,'', S4350 [26AP]
      Internet Access Fees--Don't Let Removal Have Unintended Effects, 
        S4351 [26AP]
      Tax and Click, S4351 [26AP]
      Too Many Tests Mean Diminished Education, S9026 [9SE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Agriculture: support specialty crop producers and production and 
        improve the program of value-added agricultural product market 
        development grants by routing the grant funds through State 
        departments of agriculture (see H.R. 4800), H5470 [9JY]
      Anne Arundel County, MD: provide for disposition of certain 
        Federal property, a portion of which is currently used by the 
        District of Columbia as the Oak Hill Juvenile Detention 
        Facility (see H.R. 5399), H10078 [19NO]
      Armed Forces: reimburse State and local governments for certain 
        costs relating to the mobilization of Reserves who are first 
        responder personnel of such governments (see S. Res. 464), 
        S11305 [11OC]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: expand the risk pools 
        that qualify for high risk pool grants (see H.R. 5157), H7735 
        [28SE]
      Chesapeake Bay Program: reauthorize (see H.R. 4688), H4926 (see 
        H.R. 4688), H5070 [24JN]
      Children and youth: ensure that appropriate State social 
        services officers have access to certain Federal databases to 
        carry out checks in cases of child abuse and neglect and cases 
        of missing children (see H.R. 3972), H1116 [16MR]
      ------make grants to improve the ability of State and local 
        governments to prevent the abduction of children by family 
        members (see S. 2199), S2717 [11MR]
      ------promote better health for young people through Federal 
        matching awards for physical education programs (see S. 2150), 
        S1933 [1MR]
      ------provide States with incentives, flexibility, and funds to 
        develop welfare services that meet needs of children and 
        families and enhance prospects for safe and permanent living 
        arrangements (see H.R. 4856), H5982 [19JY]
      Congress: disapprove certain regulations issued by the Office of 
        the Comptroller of the Currency (see S.J. Res. 31, 32), S3919 
        [7AP] (see H.R. 4236, 4237), H2482 [28AP]
      Coordinated Environmental Health Network: establish (see S. 
        2953), S10845 [8OC] (see H.R. 5335), H9049 [8OC]
      Courts: amend procedures that apply to consideration of 
        interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class 
        members and defendants (see S. 12), S11639 [19NO] (see S. 
        2062), S792 [10FE]
      ------ensure Federal Tort Claims Act protections for the 
        National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and give 
        U.S. district courts jurisdiction over competing State custody 
        determinations (see H.R. 4347), H2917 [12MY]
      ------give U.S. district courts jurisdiction over competing 
        State custody determinations (see S. 2202), S2717 [11MR] (see 
        H.R. 3941), H1070 [11MR]
      ------limit jurisdiction of Federal courts (see H.R. 3893), H871 
        [4MR]
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (see H.R. 4204), H2371 
        [22AP]
      Dept. of Commerce: make noninterest bearing loans to State and 
        local governments solely for the purpose of funding capital 
        projects (see H.R. 4310), H2727 [6MY] (see H.R. 4371), H3093 
        [17MY]
      Dept. of Education: make formula grants to States to ensure 
        access to high-quality, voluntary preschool education (see 
        H.R. 5084), H7233 [15SE]
      ------make grants to establish drug-free school demonstration 
        programs (see H.R. 3720), H88 [21JA]
      ------make grants to States to establish screening programs for 
        certain children to prevent reading failure (see H.R. 4261), 
        H2547 [4MY]
      Dept. of Energy: prepare a strategic plan to ensure that the 
        U.S. becomes energy self-sufficent (see H.R. 5407), H10078 
        [19NO]
      Dept. of HHS: clarify and ensure that certain authority is used 
        solely to promote the objectives of the Medicaid and State 
        Children's Health Insurance Programs (see S. 2222), S2859 
        [22MR] (see H.R. 4935), H6702 [22JY]
      ------revise minimum allotments under the Projects for 
        Assistance in Transition From Homelessness (PATH) Program (see 
        S. 2713), S8548 [21JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: authorize use of certain grants to 
        pay costs associated with participation of part-time or 
        volunteer first responders in terrorism response training 
        courses (see S. 3005), S11496 [18NO] (see H.R. 5392), H9999 
        [18NO]
      ------establish an Under Sec. for Local Government and Tourism 
        (see H.R. 5007), H6755 [7SE]
      ------establish Office of Information Sharing, an information 
        sharing network and a coordinating council to improve 
        information sharing and communications interoperability (see 
        S. 2701), S8548 [21JY]
      ------establish the Office of Wireless Public Safety 
        Interoperable Communications (see H.R. 4400), H3391 [19MY]
      ------provide for emergency food and shelter in the event of 
        emergency or economic disaster (see S. 2249), S3294 [29MR]
      Dept. of Justice: establish a national sex offender registration 
        database (see S. 2154), S1999 [2MR] (see H.R. 3929), H1010 
        [10MR]
      ------make grants to improve ability of State and local 
        governments to prevent abduction of children by family members 
        (see H.R. 3965), H1071 [11MR]
      Dept. of Transportation: ensure certain information is included 
        in the National Driver Register (see H.R. 5230), H8407 [6OC]
      ------establish National Office of Driver Training (see S. 
        2027), S247 [26JA]
      ------implement a pilot program to improve security for driver 
        licenses and State identity documents (see H.R. 5178), H7863 
        [29SE]
      ------withhold certain highway trust fund allotments from States 
        that do not enact laws to prohibit driving under the influence 
        of illegal drugs (see H.R. 3907), H871 [4MR]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify that per diem payments for 
        the care of veterans in State homes shall not be used to 
        offset Medicaid payments (see S. 2196), S2717 [11MR] (see S. 
        2327), S4225 [21AP]
      ------establish a program to assist States in hiring and 
        retaining nurses at State veterans homes (see H.R. 4020), 
        H1483 [24MR]
      District of Columbia: enact provisions of the Mental Health 
        Civil Commitment Act which affect the Commission on Mental 
        Health (see H.R. 4302), H2727 [6MY]
      ------establish an annual Federal infrastructure support 
        contribution (see H.R. 4269), H2548 [4MY]
      Drug abuse: assist States in establishing, maintaining, and 
        improving systems to reduce the diversion and abuse of 
        prescription drugs (see S. 2288), S3791 [6AP]
      Drugs: provide an affirmative defense for medical use of 
        marijuana in Federal criminal trials occuring in States with 
        medical marijuana use laws (see S. 2989), S11429 [17NO]
      Education: improve elementary and secondary education (see S. 
        2794), S9130 [13SE]
      ------require State academic assessments of student achievement 
        in U.S. history (see S. 2721), S8687 [22JY]
      FAA: repeal local participation in Essential Air Service Program 
        (see H.R. 3721), H88 [21JA]
      Health: establish a Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency 
        Medical Services and an advisory council made up of non-
        Federal representatives of the emergency medical services 
        community (see S. 2351), S4428 [27AP] (see H.R. 4831), H5792 
        [14JY]
      Help America Vote Act: prohibit States from denying certain 
        veterans who have been convicted of a felony and completed 
        their sentence from registering to vote (see H.R. 4479), H3719 
        [2JN]
      Human rights: encourage States to adopt legislation combatting 
        human trafficking and slavery (see S. Res. 413, 414), S8549 
        [21JY]
      Immigration: continue Federal reimbursement of emergency health 
        services furnished to illegal aliens through foreign aid funds 
        (see H.R. 4360), H3015 [13MY]
      Inland Northwest Economic Adjustment Strategy: implement (see S. 
        2162), S2105 [3MR]
      Insurance: extend Federal funding for operation of State high 
        risk health insurance pools (see S. 2283), S3631 [5AP]
      Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling (see S. 2132), S1683 
        [26FE] (see H.R. 3847), H698 [26FE] (see H. Res. 515), H392 
        [4FE]
      ------protect crime victims' rights, eliminate backlog of 
        collected DNA samples, and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (see H.R. 
        5107), H7328 [21SE]
      ------protect crime victims' rights, eliminate backlog of 
        collected DNA samples, and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (H.R. 
        5107), consideration (see H. Res. 823), H8167 [5OC]
      ------protect crime victims' rights, eliminate backlog of 
        collected DNA samples, and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (H.R. 
        5107), corrections in enrollment (see H. Con. Res. 519), H9184 
        [9OC]
      ------provide training opportunities for Federal, State, and 
        local law enforcement agencies in intelligence analysis and 
        dissemination (see H.R. 4038), H1592 [25MR]
      Medicaid: ensure the provision of services under the Program for 
        All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to frail elders 
        living in rural areas (see S. 2369), S4692 [29AP]
      ------extend State fiscal relief (see S. 2671), S8229 [15JY] 
        (see H.R. 4961), H6703 [22JY]
      ------provide complete reimbursement for medical assistance 
        provided to Native Hawaiians by federally qualified health 
        centers or Native Hawaiian health care systems (see S. 2098), 
        S1457 [23FE]
      ------provide funding to States to enable them to increase the 
        wages paid to targeted direct support professionals in 
        providing services to individuals with disabilities (see H.R. 
        5197), H7944 [30SE]
      Medicare: improve coordination of prescription drug coverage 
        under retiree plans and State pharmaceutical assistance 
        programs with Medicare drug benefits (see S. 2339), S4300 
        [22AP] (see H.R. 4195), H2371 [22AP]
      Motor vehicles: allow State regulation of tow truck operations 
        (see H.R. 4860), H5983 [19JY]
      National Guard Challenge Program: rename and revise matching 
        funds requirements for participating States (see S. 2321), 
        S4158 [20AP] (see H.R. 4217), H2372 [22AP]
      National security: provide for a domestic defense fund to 
        improve homeland defense (see S. 2021), S184 [22JA]
      ------provide for homeland security grant coordination and 
        simplification (see H.R. 4333), H2815 [11MY]
      Roads and highways: permit States to carry out surface 
        transportation program projects on local roads to improve 
        safety concerns (see H.R. 3757), H303 [3FE]
      ------require States to make public information on dangerous 
        intersections and to use funds earmarked for safety programs 
        to be spent on safety programs (see S. 2025), S247 [26JA]
      Schools: restore local control and limit jurisdiction of Federal 
        courts (see S. 2405), S5227 [11MY]
      ------review determinations on whether schools and local 
        educational agencies made adequate yearly progress taking into 
        consideration subsequent regulations and guidance applicable 
        to those determinations (see S. 2542), S6997 [17JN] (see H.R. 
        4605), H4391 (see H.R. 4605), H4506 [17JN]
      Solid waste: limit receipt of out-of-State municipal solid waste 
        and direct the EPA to carry out certain authorities under an 
        agreement with Canada on the importation of solid waste (see 
        H.R. 4940), H6702 [22JY]
      States: improve security for driver licenses and State identity 
        documents (see H.R. 5148), H7579 [24SE]
      ------restore sovereignty (see H.R. 5045), H6996 [9SE]
      Taxation: amend laws assisting States in the collection of sales 
        and use taxes on cigarettes (see H.R. 3749), H244 [28JA]
      ------extend the moratorium on the taxation of Internet and 
        interactive computer service commerce (see S. 2084), S1286 
        [12FE] (see S. 2348), S4373 [26AP]
      ------make allowance of the deduction of State and local general 
        sales taxes in lieu of State and local income taxes permanent 
        (see H.R. 5384), H9999 [18NO]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), 
        corrections in enrollment (see S. Con. Res. 146), S11429 
        [17NO]
      Telecommunications: preserve State and local authority to 
        regulate placement, construction, and modification of 
        broadcast transmission facilities (see S. 2963), S10846 [8OC]
      ------preserve State and local authority to regulate placement, 
        construction, and modification of personal wireless services 
        facilities (see S. 2964), S10846 [8OC]
      Terrorism: strengthen anti-terrorism investigative tools, 
        enhance prevention and prosecution of terrorist crimes, combat 
        terrorism financing, and improve border and transportation 
        security (see S. 2599), S7435 [24JN]
      ------strengthen anti-terrorism investigative tools, promote 
        information sharing, and punish terrorist offenses (see S. 
        2679), S8277 [16JY]
      Voting: postpone deadline for a State to meet election 
        administration requirements until the State is appropriated 
        funds to meet such requirements (see H.R. 4068), H1739 [30MR]
      Weather Modification Advisory and Research Board: establish (see 
        S. 2170), S2223 [4MR]
  Cloture motions
      Courts: amend procedures that apply to consideration of 
        interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class 
        members and defendants (S. 2062), S7743 [7JY], S7818 [8JY]
      ------amend procedures that apply to consideration of interstate 
        class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and 
        defendants (S. 2062), motion to proceed, S6250 [21MY]
      Taxation: make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of 
        Internet and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), 
        S4406, S4422 [27AP], S4641, S4642, S4646 [29AP]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), motion to 
        proceed, S4333 [22AP], S4361 [26AP]
  Excerpts
      Help America Vote Act, H1350 [23MR]
  Letters
      Class Action Fairness Act: Eliot Spitzer, New York Attorney 
        General and W.A. Drew Edmondson, Oklahoma Attorney General, 
        S7566 [6JY], S7703 [7JY]
      ------Hilda Bankston, S7719 [7JY]
      ------Jerry K. Jasinowski, National Association of 
        Manufacturers, S7810 [8JY]
      ------Leonidas R. Mecham, Judicial Conference of the U.S., S7686 
        [6JY], S7786, S7787 [8JY]
      ------Senator Leahy, Committee on the Judiciary (Senate), S7787 
        [8JY]
      ------several environmental organizations, S7817 [8JY]
      Enforce Federal laws prohibiting the use of marijuana for 
        medicinal purposes: Arthur T. Dean, Community Anti-Drug 
        Coalitions of America, H5304 [7JY], H5613 [13JY]
      ------Betty S. Sembler, Drug-Free America Foundation, H5305 
        [7JY]
      ------Chuck Canterbury, Fraternal Order of Police, H5304 [7JY]
      ------Ronald E. Brooks, National Narcotic Officers' 
        Associations' Coalition, H5305 [7JY]
      ------Stephen J. Pasierb, Partnership for a Drug-Free America 
        (organization), H5304 [7JY]
      ------William E. Moschella, Dept. of Justice, H5305 [7JY]
      Financial assistance to State and local governments that 
        continue to pay employees who serve on active duty in a 
        Reserve component of the uniformed services: Barry Kasinitz, 
        International Association of Fire Fighters, S11198 [11OC]
      ------Craig R. Benson, Governor of New Hampshire, S11198 [11OC]
      ------F.C. Rockholm, Roseville, CA, City Council, S11198 [11OC]
      ------Gus Morrison, Fremont, CA, City Council, S11198 [11OC]
      ------Marty Blum, Santa Barbara, CA, City Council, S11198 [11OC]
      ------Sacramento, CA, employee, S11197 [11OC]
      ------Stephen C. Padilla, Chula Vista, CA, City Council, S11198 
        [11OC]
      Incentive program for States to promote efficient safety belt 
        laws and increase safety belt use: Dana G. Schrad, Virginia 
        Association of Chiefs of Police, S715 [9FE], S773 [10FE]
      ------Norman Y. Mineta, Sec. of Transportation, S715 [9FE], S773 
        [10FE]
      Inclusion of high priority and significant national regional 
        projects under State minimum guarantee funding provisions: 
        Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts, and John Baldacci, 
        Governor of Maine, H2073 [2AP]
      Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act: Loren L. Chumley, Tennessee 
        Dept. of Revenue, S4352 [26AP], S4639 [29AP]
      ------National Governors Association, S4419 [27AP]
      Justice for All Act: Paul F. Walsh, Jr., National District 
        Attorneys Association, H8195 [6OC]
      Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program funding: 
        Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, H1448 [24MR]
      National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S. drivers' 
        license standardization recommendations implementation: 
        Raymond C. Scheppach, National Governors Association, S10247 
        [1OC]
      Prohibit changes to current law imposing penalties on States for 
        failure to comply with Federal highway safety mandates: 
        several organizations, S768 [10FE]
      Reform formula used to allocate Federal highway funds to States 
        by considering interstate truck traffic and weather 
        statistics: Senators Specter and Santorum, S522 [3FE]
      State eligibility for grants to improve legal representation of 
        indigent defendants in State capital cases: James D. Bethke, 
        Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense, S12039 [8DE], E2152 
        [6DE]
  Lists
      Supporters of S. 486 and H.R. 953, Mental Health Equitable 
        Treatment Act, S601-S603 [5FE]
      Unfunded Federal mandates created by H.R. 49, Internet Tax 
        Nondiscrimination Act, S4349 [26AP]
      Unfunded Federal mandates created by S. 150, Internet Tax 
        Nondiscrimination Act, S4350 [26AP]
  Motions
      Courts: amend procedures that apply to consideration of 
        interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class 
        members and defendants (S. 2062), S7699 [7JY]
      Taxation: make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of 
        Internet and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), 
        S4666 [29AP]
  Press releases
      Washington--Treat All States Equal: Representative Kevin Brady, 
        H2832 [12MY]
  Proclamations
      Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority Early Federal Loan 
        Repayment: Los Angeles, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Alameda 
        Corridor Transportation Authority, S4994 [6MY]
  Remarks in House
      Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority: tribute to early 
        Federal loan repayment, E777 [6MY], E806 [11MY]
      Budget: evaluation of Bush administration proposals, H1057-H1063 
        [11MR]
      Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement: prohibit funding 
        to States or localities that restrict information on an 
        individual's citizenship or immigration status, H4535-H4539 
        [18JN], H4752 [22JN], E1288 [25JN]
      Children and youth: provide States with incentives, flexibility, 
        and funds to develop welfare services that meet needs of 
        children and families and enhance prospects for safe and 
        permanent living arrangements (H.R. 4856), E1417 [19JY]
      Commission To Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans: 
        tribute to State and local legislators who have supported 
        establishment and introduced reparations-related legislation, 
        E1146 [16JN]
      Congress: disapprove certain regulations issued by the Office of 
        the Comptroller of the Currency (H.R. 4236), E689, E692 [28AP]
      ------disapprove certain regulations issued by the Office of the 
        Comptroller of the Currency (H.R. 4237), E689, E692 [28AP]
      Coordinated Environmental Health Network: establish (H.R. 5335), 
        E1902 [11OC]
      Courts: allow judges to whom certain multidistrict litigation 
        cases are transferred to retain jurisdiction (H.R. 1768), 
        H1377-H1379 [24MR]
      ------limit jurisdiction of Federal courts (H.R. 3893), E309 
        [4MR]
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes, H7689-H7698 [28SE], 
        H9054 [9OC], E1743 [30SE]
      ------provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (H.R. 4204), H8249 
        [6OC], E620 [22AP]
      Dept. of Education: make formula grants to States to ensure 
        access to high-quality, voluntary preschool education (H.R. 
        5084), E1644 [15SE]
      ------make grants to States to establish screening programs for 
        certain children to prevent reading failure (H.R. 4261), E736 
        [4MY]
      Dept. of Energy: prepare a strategic plan to ensure that the 
        U.S. becomes energy self-sufficent (H.R. 5407), E2113 [20NO]
      Dept. of HHS: clarify and ensure that certain authority is used 
        solely to promote the objectives of the Medicaid and State 
        Children's Health Insurance Programs (H.R. 4935), E1467, E1506 
        [22JY]
      ------Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program 
        funding, H1448 [24MR], H1557 [25MR]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: create national standards for 
        drivers' licenses, H11004 [7DE]
      Dept. of Justice: clarify State eligibility for grants to 
        improve legal representation of indigent defendants in State 
        capital cases, E2152 [6DE]
      ------prohibit funding to States or localities that restrict 
        information on an individual's citizenship or immigration 
        status, H5298-H5300 [7JY], E1344 [9JY]
      Dept. of the Interior: authorize implementation of the CALFED 
        Bay-Delta Program, H5406, H5407, H5425-H5439 [9JY], E1354 
        [12JY]
      ------payment in lieu of taxes program funding through 
        reductions in Smithsonian Institution and National Endowment 
        for the Humanities funding, H4261-H4263 [16JN]
      ------provide assistance through States to eligible weed 
        management entities to control or eradicate harmful, nonnative 
        weeds (S. 144), H7971, H7972 [4OC]
      Dept. of Transportation: implement a pilot program to improve 
        security for driver licenses and State identity documents 
        (H.R. 5178), E1759 [30SE]
      ------prohibit use of funds for administrative expenses and 
        public agencies that do not recognize Disadvantaged Business 
        Enterprise Program certifications from other States or 
        localities, H7199 [15SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a program to assist States 
        in hiring and retaining nurses at State veterans homes (H.R. 
        4020), E442 [24MR]
      District of Columbia: enact provisions of the Mental Health 
        Civil Commitment Act which affect the Commission on Mental 
        Health (H.R. 4302), H8257-H8259 [6OC]
      ------establish an annual Federal infrastructure support 
        contribution (H.R. 4269), E733 [4MY]
      Drugs: enforce Federal laws prohibiting the use of marijuana for 
        medicinal purposes, H5300-H5306 [7JY], H5612 [13JY]
      Drunken driving: allow use of Alcohol-Impaired Countermeasures 
        grant funding to establish State impoundment programs for 
        vehicles of drunken drivers, H2023, H2024 [1AP]
      Education: assessment of options for parental choice in 
        education system, H1310-H1317 [18MR]
      ------effects of Federal mandates on local school districts, 
        H1314 [18MR]
      ------spending of a greater percentage of Federal tax dollars on 
        children's classrooms, H1313 [18MR]
      Election Assistance Commission: funding, H7209 [15SE], H7290 
        [21SE], H7345 [22SE], E1627 [15SE]
      FAA: Essential Air Service Program funding, E1196 [21JN]
      FEMA: establish a program to identify and catalog emergency 
        preparedness compacts, H8901-H8903 [8OC], E1959 [11OC]
      FERC: preemption of State laws on the siting and permitting of 
        liquefied natural gas facilities, H10928 [7DE], E2177 [7DE]
      Health: protect State-mandated coverage of breast cancer 
        screening, pregnancy and childbirth, well child care, and 
        obstetric and gynocological services, H2984-H2986 [13MY]
      Help America Vote Act: funding, H6733 [7SE], H7130, H7131 
        [14SE], E404 [18MR]
      ------implementation, H1349 [23MR], H7319-H7323 [21SE]
      ------prohibit States from denying certain veterans who have 
        been convicted of a felony and completed their sentence from 
        registering to vote (H.R. 4479), H3724 [3JN]
      Homosexuality: impact of recognizing same-sex marriage on 
        certain governmental programs and their available funds, H3476 
        [20MY]
      ------Massachusetts Supreme Court decision on same-sex 
        marriages, H845 [4MR]
      Immigration: enforce existing Federal law that localities report 
        aliens who commit crimes to immigration authorities, H5360-
        H5362 [8JY]
      Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative: tribute, E215 [24FE]
      Law enforcement: assess backlog in DNA analysis of rape kit 
        samples and improve investigation and prosecution of sexual 
        assault cases with DNA evidence, H5275 [7JY], H8192 [6OC], 
        E2203 [20DE]
      ------eliminate backlog of DNA samples collected from crime 
        scenes and offenders and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations, H5256 
        [7JY]
      ------prohibit racial profiling, H1803 [1AP]
      ------prohibit racial profiling (H.R. 3847), E249 [26FE]
      ------protect crime victims' rights, eliminate backlog of 
        collected DNA samples, and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (H.R. 
        5107), H8179-H8204 [6OC], E2152 [6DE], E2203 [20DE]
      ------protect crime victims' rights, eliminate backlog of 
        collected DNA samples, and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (H.R. 
        5107), consideration (H. Res. 823), H8175-H8177 [6OC]
      ------protect crime victims' rights, eliminate backlog of 
        collected DNA samples, and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (H.R. 
        5107), corrections in enrollment (H. Con. Res. 519), H9177 
        [9OC]
      Local government: require CBO and OMB to include unfunded 
        Federal mandates in budget projections, H1646 [30MR]
      Medicaid: provide American Samoa with treatment similar to that 
        provided to States (H.R. 1188), E1608 [13SE]
      ------provide families of disabled children with the opportunity 
        to purchase coverage (H.R. 1811), E1150 [18JN]
      ------provide funding to States to enable them to increase the 
        wages paid to targeted direct support professionals in 
        providing services to individuals with disabilities (H.R. 
        5197), E1772 [1OC]
      Medicare: improve coordination of prescription drug coverage 
        under retiree plans and State pharmaceutical assistance 
        programs with Medicare drug benefits (H.R. 4195), E636 [22AP]
      Motor vehicles: allow State regulation of tow truck operations 
        (H.R. 4860), E1412 [19JY]
      National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: 
        implement drivers' license standardization recommendations, 
        H8682, H8683 [7OC]
      National security: allow private security guard companies to 
        have access to Federal background checks and establish a 
        national clearinghouse to process such requests, H8915 [8OC]
      ------improve security for driver licenses and State identity 
        documents, H8686 [7OC], H8984 [8OC], H10995, H10998, H11000-
        H11002, H11012, H11014 [7DE]
      ------prohibit use of funds to enter into statewide contracts 
        for security guard services, H4551 [18JN]
      ------war on terrorism and homeland security funding, H4542, 
        H4543 [18JN], H4833 [23JN]
      Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: prohibit funding to 
        implement, litigate or defend the legality of, or enforce 
        certain regulations relative to applicability of State 
        consumer protection laws to national banks, H5370-H5372 [8JY], 
        H7196-H7198 [15SE]
      Orange County, CA: increase the ceiling on the Federal share of 
        certain costs of the Regional Water Reclamation Project (H.R. 
        1156), H5929 [19JY]
      Public welfare programs: allow States and localities to provide 
        primary and preventive care to all individuals (H.R. 3273), 
        E889 [18MY]
      Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act: increase 
        Federal share of costs of the San Gabriel Basin demonstration 
        project (H.R. 1284), Senate amendment, H9837 [17NO]
      Roads and highways: allow States to build voluntary-use toll 
        lanes and dedicate revenues to new highway capacity, H2067-
        H2070 [2AP]
      Safety: establish a permanent grant program to improve public 
        safety communications and the interoperability of emergency 
        communications equipment (H.R. 3370), H3009 [13MY], E843 
        [14MY]
      States: allow receipt of toll credits for any local, State, or 
        private funds contributed to a toll project that exceeds the 
        minimum nonfederal threshold requirements for a Federal match, 
        H1986-H1988 [1AP]
      Taxation: allow a deduction for State and local sales taxes in 
        lieu of State and local income taxes, H4405, H4407, H4431, 
        H4432 [17JN], H8717, H8719, H8721 [7OC]
      ------allow a deduction for State and local sales taxes in lieu 
        of State and local income taxes (H.R. 720), H2819, H2830-H2835 
        [12MY]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), H10025-
        H10029 [19NO], E2200 [7DE], E2211 [20DE]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), 
        corrections in enrollment (S. Con. Res. 146), H10024 [19NO], 
        E2211 [20DE]
      ------provide full funding for payment in lieu of taxes program 
        and protect local jurisdictions against loss of property tax 
        revenues when private lands are acquired by Federal land 
        management agencies, H1044 [11MR]
      Texas: transportation funding, H1203 [17MR]
      Transportation: include high priority and significant national 
        regional projects under State minimum guarantee funding 
        provisions, H2070-H2076 [2AP]
      Voting: condemn efforts to suppress or intimidate individuals 
        from voting and encourage States to replace error-prone voting 
        equipment, H7319-H7323 [21SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority: tribute to early 
        Federal loan repayment, S4993 [6MY]
      Alaska: construction of a natural gas pipeline to the U.S. 
        mainland, S2021 [3MR]
      Armed Forces: provide financial assistance to State and local 
        governments that continue to pay employees who serve on active 
        duty in a Reserve component of the uniformed services, S11195-
        S11198 [11OC]
      ------reimburse State and local governments for certain costs 
        relating to the mobilization of Reserves who are first 
        responder personnel of such governments (S. Res. 464), S11222 
        [11OC]
      California: prevent implementation of air emission requirements 
        for small engines that would require the addition of devices 
        that are potential fire hazards to such engines, S146 [22JA]
      Children and youth: make grants to improve the ability of State 
        and local governments to prevent the abduction of children by 
        family members (S. 2199), S2722 [11MR]
      ------promote better health for young people through Federal 
        matching awards for physical education programs (S. 2150), 
        S1935 [1MR]
      Congress: disapprove certain regulations issued by the Office of 
        the Comptroller of the Currency (S.J. Res. 31), S3944 [7AP]
      ------disapprove certain regulations issued by the Office of the 
        Comptroller of the Currency (S.J. Res. 32), S3944 [7AP]
      Coordinated Environmental Health Network: establish (S. 2953), 
        S10851 [8OC]
      Courts: amend procedures that apply to consideration of 
        interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class 
        members and defendants (S. 2062), S953 [10FE], S1191 [11FE], 
        S7563-S7570, S7685-S7687 [6JY], S7697-S7729, S7731-S7743 
        [7JY], S7775, S7779, S7782-S7800, S7810, S7811, S7814-S7819, 
        S7863 [8JY]
      ------amend procedures that apply to consideration of interstate 
        class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and 
        defendants (S. 2062), motion to proceed, S6250 [21MY]
      ------amend procedures that apply to consideration of interstate 
        class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and 
        defendants (S. 2062), motion to proceed--unanimous-consent 
        request, S6249 [21MY]
      ------amend procedures that apply to consideration of interstate 
        class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and 
        defendants (S. 2062), motion to recommit, S7699 [7JY]
      ------amend procedures that apply to consideration of interstate 
        class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and 
        defendants (S. 2062), unanimous-consent agreement, S7229 
        [23JN]
      ------amend procedures that apply to consideration of interstate 
        class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and 
        defendants (S. 2062), unanimous-consent request, S7811 [8JY]
      ------clarify conditions under which a new trial can be ordered 
        based on post-conviction DNA testing, S10913, S10914 [9OC]
      ------clarify jurisdiction of class actions between State and 
        Federal courts, S7720 [7JY]
      ------composition and management of State capital-counsel 
        entities in States that do not have a public defender program, 
        S10915, S10916 [9OC]
      ------expand Federal diversity jurisdiction to allow 
        consideration of certain interstate class actions and provide 
        additional protections to plaintiff class members (S. 1751), 
        S4003-S4005 [8AP]
      ------give U.S. district courts jurisdiction over competing 
        State custody determinations (S. 2202), S2724 [11MR]
      ------jurisdiction over certain class actions brought by local 
        prosecutors or private attorneys general, S7721 [7JY]
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes, S6711-S6713 [14JN], 
        S6763-S6770, S6775 [15JN], S6866 [16JN], S10949 [9OC]
      ------provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (S. 966), S27, S30 
        [20JA], S105 [21JA], S169 [22JA], S216 [23JA], S244 [26JA], 
        S313 [28JA], S363 [2FE], S587 [4FE], S647 [5FE], S689 [6FE], 
        S717 [9FE], S785 [10FE], S1012 [11FE], S1275 [12FE], S1455 
        [23FE], S1517 [24FE], S1583 [25FE], S1676 [26FE], S1890 
        [27FE], S1929 [1MR], S1996 [2MR], S2103 [3MR], S2218 [4MR], 
        S2297 [8MR], S2430 [9MR], S2538 [10MR], S2706 [11MR], S2773 
        [12MR], S2856 [22MR], S2992 [23MR], S3094 [24MR], S3172 
        [25MR], S3292 [29MR], S3360 [30MR], S3451 [31MR], S3557 [1AP], 
        S3784 [6AP], S4010 [8AP], S4153 [20AP], S4219 [21AP], S4293 
        [22AP], S4368 [26AP], S4423 [27AP], S4485 [28AP], S4677 
        [29AP], S4824, S4827 [4MY], S4900 [5MY], S4989 [6MY], S5073 
        [10MY], S5221 [11MY], S5361 [12MY], S5466 [13MY], S5499 
        [14MY], S5529 [17MY], S5601 [18MY], S5794 [19MY], S5940 
        [20MY], S6076 [21MY], S6265 [1JN], S6339 [2JN], S6442 [3JN], 
        S6480 [4JN], S6497 [7JN], S6728 [14JN], S6874 [16JN], S7051 
        [18JN], S7100 [21JN], S7163 [22JN], S7301 [23JN], S7420 
        [24JN], S7513 [25JN], S7573 [6JY], S7743 [7JY], S7821 [8JY], 
        S7891 [9JY], S7933 [12JY], S8023 [13JY], S8105 [14JY], S8221 
        [15JY], S8419 [19JY], S8468 [20JY], S8539 [21JY], S8652 
        [22JY], S8846 [7SE], S8955 [8SE], S9023 [9SE], S9120 [13SE], 
        S9213 [14SE], S9279 [15SE], S9379 [20SE], S9437 [21SE], S9518 
        [22SE], S9606 [23SE], S9721 [27SE], S9806 [28SE], S10055 
        [30SE], S10359 [4OC], S10422 [5OC], S10553 [6OC], S10689 
        [7OC], S10819 [8OC], S11366 [16NO], S11422 [17NO], S11483 
        [18NO]
      Dept. of Defense: construction funding assistance for school 
        expansions and accommodations that are driven by an increased 
        military presence, S6493 [7JN]
      Dept. of HHS: clarify and ensure that certain authority is used 
        solely to promote the objectives of the Medicaid and State 
        Children's Health Insurance Programs (S. 2222), S2863-S2865 
        [22MR]
      ------revise minimum allotments under the Projects for 
        Assistance in Transition From Homelessness (PATH) Program (S. 
        2713), S8560 [21JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: authority to approve State requests 
        to reprogram Federal homeland security funding relative to 
        specific security requirements based on credible threat 
        assessments, S9193 [14SE]
      ------authorize use of certain grants to pay costs associated 
        with participation of part-time or volunteer first responders 
        in terrorism response training courses (S. 3005), S11500 
        [18NO]
      ------establish a technology, equipment, and information 
        transfer program with State, local, and other Federal law 
        enforcement agencies (S. 1612), unanimous-consent agreement, 
        S596 [4FE]
      ------establish Office of Information Sharing, an information 
        sharing network and a coordinating council to improve 
        information sharing and communications interoperability (S. 
        2701), S8550-S8555 [21JY]
      ------funding for pilot project to test interoperable 
        communications between the first Northern Border Air Wing, 
        Bellington, WA, and local law enforcement personnel, S9117 
        [13SE]
      ------provide for emergency food and shelter in the event of 
        emergency or economic disaster (S. 2249), S3296 [29MR], S8569 
        [21JY]
      Dept. of Justice: clarify State eligibility for grants to 
        improve legal representation of indigent defendants in State 
        capital cases, S10913 [9OC], S12038 [8DE]
      ------decision to restrict local law enforcement use of National 
        Instant Criminal Background Check System, S83 [21JA]
      ------establish a national sex offender registration database 
        (S. 2154), S2001 [2MR], S3255 [29MR], S9910 [29SE], S11662, 
        S11663 [19NO], S11789 [20NO]
      Dept. of the Interior: provide assistance through States to 
        eligible weed management entities to control or eradicate 
        harmful, nonnative weeds (S. 144), House amendment, S11185, 
        S11186 [10OC]
      Dept. of Transportation: establish an incentive program for 
        States to promote efficient safety belt laws and increase 
        safety belt use, S712-S715 [9FE], S767, S770-S775, S778, S779 
        [10FE], S964-S970 [11FE]
      ------establish an incentive program for States to promote 
        efficient safety belt laws and increase safety belt use (S. 
        1993), S214 [23JA]
      ------establish National Office of Driver Training (S. 2027), 
        S214 [23JA]
      ------withhold certain State highway funding for non-enforcement 
        of open container requirements to combat drunken driving, 
        S710-S712 [9FE], S1225-S1227, S1232 [12FE], S1996 [2MR], S3915 
        [7AP]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify that per diem payments for 
        the care of veterans in State homes shall not be used to 
        offset Medicaid payments (S. 2196), S2720 [11MR]
      District of Columbia: enact provisions of the Mental Health 
        Civil Commitment Act which affect the Commission on Mental 
        Health (H.R. 4302), S11697 [20NO]
      Drug abuse: assist States in establishing, maintaining, and 
        improving systems to reduce the diversion and abuse of 
        prescription drugs (S. 2288), S3793 [6AP]
      Drugs: provide an affirmative defense for medical use of 
        marijuana in Federal criminal trials occuring in States with 
        medical marijuana use laws (S. 2989), S11430 [17NO], S11609 
        [19NO]
      Drunken driving: increase penalties for individuals who operate 
        a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, S992, 
        S993 [11FE]
      ------uniform standard for blood-alcohol content, S8612 [22JY]
      Education: improve elementary and secondary education (S. 2794), 
        S9133 [13SE]
      ------require State academic assessments of student achievement 
        in U.S. history (S. 2721), S8703-S8705 [22JY], S9049 [10SE]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: permit certain States 
        and local educational agencies to obtain waivers of student 
        testing requirements (S. 956), S9025 [9SE]
      EPA: clarify exemption of certain small engines from California 
        air emission regulations and develop a national emissions 
        standard, S146 [22JA]
      Forest Counties Payments Committee: extend (H.R. 3249), S9330 
        [15SE]
      Health: establish a Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency 
        Medical Services and an advisory council made up of non-
        Federal representatives of the emergency medical services 
        community (S. 2351), S4431, S4432 [27AP]
      ------restore reliability to the medical justice system by 
        fostering alternatives to medical tort litigation (S. 1518), 
        S1432 [23FE]
      Help America Vote Act: funding, S2694 [11MR]
      Homosexuality: Massachusetts Supreme Court decision on same-sex 
        marriages, S632 [5FE], S682 [6FE], S1414 [12FE], S5489 [14MY], 
        S5893 [20MY], S6070-S6072 [21MY]
      Human rights: encourage States to adopt legislation combatting 
        human trafficking and slavery (S. Res. 414), S8569-S8572 
        [21JY]
      Immigration: reaffirm authority of State and local law 
        enforcement to enforce certain immigrations laws, S10014 
        [30SE]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: reduce paperwork 
        for special education teachers, S5407-S5410 [13MY]
      Insurance: extend Federal funding for operation of State high 
        risk health insurance pools (S. 2283), S11386 [16NO], S11444 
        [18NO]
      Internet Tax Freedom Act: extend certain grandfather provisions, 
        S4657, S4662-S4666 [29AP]
      ------require a GAO study on the impact on State and local 
        governments and on broadband deployment, S4658 [29AP]
      Law enforcement: clarify guidelines for collecting, accessing, 
        and expunging DNA profiles in local, State, and Federal 
        databases, S10914, S10915 [9OC]
      ------prohibit racial profiling, S10346 [4OC]
      ------prohibit racial profiling (S. 2132), S1688-S1692 [26FE], 
        S5509 [17MY]
      ------protect crime victims' rights, eliminate backlog of 
        collected DNA samples, and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (H.R. 
        5107), S10674 [7OC], S10816 [8OC], S10910-S10917, S10956, 
        S10962, S10968 [9OC], S11089 [10OC], S11609-S11614 [19NO], 
        S12038 [8DE]
      ------protect crime victims' rights, eliminate backlog of 
        collected DNA samples, and expand and improve the use of DNA 
        collection and analysis in criminal investigations (H.R. 
        5107), corrections in enrollment (H. Con. Res. 519), S11009 
        [9OC]
      Medicaid: extend State fiscal relief (S. 2671), S8233, S8234 
        [15JY]
      ------increase Federal Medical Assistance Percentage to States, 
        S2623 [11MR]
      ------provide complete reimbursement for medical assistance 
        provided to Native Hawaiians by federally qualified health 
        centers or Native Hawaiian health care systems (S. 2098), 
        S1460 [23FE]
      ------provide families of disabled children with the opportunity 
        to purchase coverage (S. 622), S4946-S4951 [6MY]
      Medicare: improve coordination of prescription drug coverage 
        under retiree plans and State pharmaceutical assistance 
        programs with Medicare drug benefits (S. 2339), S4317 [22AP]
      Motor vehicles: limit liability of renting and leasing companies 
        for harm caused by operators of rented or leased vehicles, 
        S970 [11FE]
      National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S.: 
        implement drivers' license standardization recommendations, 
        S10247 [1OC], S10334 [4OC]
      National security: improve security for driver licenses and 
        State identity documents, S11966-S11968, S12007 [8DE]
      ------provide for homeland security grant coordination and 
        simplification, S9719, S9720 [27SE], S9778-S9781, S9789 
        [28SE], S10309, S10310, S10315, S10316 [4OC]
      ------war on terrorism and homeland security funding, S7792-
        S7800 [8JY], S8619 [22JY]
      Oregon: court review of euthanasia law, S6342 [2JN]
      Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act: increase 
        Federal share of costs of the San Gabriel Basin demonstration 
        project (H.R. 1284), S9360 [15SE]
      Roads and highways: reform formula used to allocate Federal 
        highway funds to States by considering interstate truck 
        traffic and weather statistics, S520 [3FE], S1227-S1229 [12FE]
      ------require States to make public information on dangerous 
        intersections and to use funds earmarked for safety programs 
        to be spent on safety programs (S. 2025), S214 [23JA]
      Schools: review determinations on whether schools and local 
        educational agencies made adequate yearly progress taking into 
        consideration subsequent regulations and guidance applicable 
        to those determinations (S. 2542), S7010 [17JN]
      Taxation: allow a deduction for State and local sales taxes in 
        lieu of State and local income taxes, S3061 [24MR], S8985 
        [9SE]
      ------clarify definition of Internet access service relative to 
        moratorium on the taxation of Internet and interactive 
        computer service commerce, S4405 [27AP], S4668, S4671 [29AP]
      ------extend the moratorium on the taxation of Internet and 
        interactive computer service commerce, S4403, S4404, S4419 
        [27AP], S4453-S4466, S4468-S4471 [28AP], S4647, S4667, S4668 
        [29AP]
      ------extend the moratorium on the taxation of Internet and 
        interactive computer service commerce (S. 2084), S1295 [12FE]
      ------extend the moratorium on the taxation of Internet and 
        interactive computer service commerce (S. 2348), S4379 [26AP], 
        S4443 [27AP]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), S4402-
        S4422 [27AP], S4453-S4466, S4468-S4471, S4479-S4484 [28AP], 
        S4630, S4635-S4647, S4651, S4655-S4659, S4661-S4671 [29AP], 
        S4991 [6MY], S9068 [10SE], S11626, S11627 [19NO], S11670-
        S11674, S11678 [20NO]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), 
        corrections in enrollment (S. Con. Res. 146), S11398 [17NO]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), motion to 
        proceed, S4333 [22AP], S4337-S4339, S4345-S4367 [26AP], S4390-
        S4402 [27AP]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), unanimous-
        consent agreement, S4367 [26AP]
      ------promote simplification and fairness in the administration 
        and collection of sales and use taxes (S. 1736), S4669 [29AP], 
        S11627 [19NO]
      ------treatment of voice services over the Internet, S4661, 
        S4662 [29AP]
      Telecommunications: preserve State and local authority to 
        regulate placement, construction, and modification of 
        broadcast transmission facilities (S. 2963), S10858 [8OC]
      ------preserve State and local authority to regulate placement, 
        construction, and modification of personal wireless services 
        facilities (S. 2964), S10858 [8OC]
      Terrorism: assist States and communities in preparing for and 
        responding to threats to agriculture (S. 427), S1675 [26FE], 
        S9027 [9SE], S12044 [8DE]
      ------strengthen anti-terrorism investigative tools, enhance 
        prevention and prosecution of terrorist crimes, combat 
        terrorism financing, and improve border and transportation 
        security (S. 2599), S7477 [24JN]
      ------strengthen anti-terrorism investigative tools, promote 
        information sharing, and punish terrorist offenses, S10225-
        S10231 [1OC]
      ------strengthen anti-terrorism investigative tools, promote 
        information sharing, and punish terrorist offenses (S. 2679), 
        S8400 [16JY], S8427 [19JY]
      Tobacco products: ensure collection of all cigarette taxes (S. 
        1177), S104 [21JA]
      Transportation: provide new infrastructure funding through 
        Federal bonding to empower States and local governments to 
        complete significant infrastructure projects across all modes 
        of transportation, S978-S982 [11FE]
      Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act: anniversary, 
        S9121 [13SE]
      Voting: establish a grant program to provide assistance to 
        States for modernizing and enhancing voting procedures and 
        administration, S12042 [8DE]
      Washington metropolitan area: anniversary of sniper shooting 
        spree, S10056 [30SE]
      Weather Modification Advisory and Research Board: establish (S. 
        2170), S2232 [4MR]
      Wyoming: impact of No Child Left Behind Act implementation on 
        academic proficiency, S10680 [7OC]
  Reports
      Federal Laws in Which Marital Status Is a Factor in Determining 
        Benefits, Rights, and Privileges: Dayna K. Shah, GAO, H3476-
        H3492 [20MY]
      Restoration of the IRS Sales Tax Deduction Should Be One of 
        Texas' Main Priorities in Congress: Carole K. Rylander, Texas 
        Comptroller's Office, H2831 [12MY]
  Reports filed
      Calfed Bay-Delta Authorization Act: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 1097) (S. Rept. 108-268), S5948 
        [20MY]
      Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization: Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure (House) (H.R. 4688) (H. 
        Rept. 108-677), H7072 [13SE]
      Consideration of H.R. 5107, Justice for All Act: Committee on 
        Rules (House) (H. Res. 823) (H. Rept. 108-737), H8167 [5OC]
      District of Columbia Mental Health Civil Commitment 
        Modernization Act: Committee on Government Reform (House) 
        (H.R. 4302) (H. Rept. 108-729), H8166 [5OC]
      Emergency Food and Shelter Act: Committee on Governmental 
        Affairs (Senate) (S. 2249) (S. Rept. 108-308), S8228 [15JY]
      Emergency Medical Services Support Act: Committee on Governmenal 
        Affairs (Senate) (S. 2351) (S. Rept. 108-291), S7580 [6JY]
      Homeland Security Grant Enhancement Act: Committee on 
        Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 1245) (S. Rept. 108-225), 
        S792 [10FE]
      Increase the Ceiling on the Federal Share of Certain Costs of 
        the Orange County, CA, Regional Water Reclamation Project: 
        Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 1156) (H. Rept. 108-562), 
        H4857, H4892 [23JN]
      Justice for All Act: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 
        5107) (H. Rept. 108-711), H7943 [30SE]
      Multidistrict Litigation Restoration Act: Committee on the 
        Judiciary (House) (H.R. 1768) (H. Rept. 108-416), H433 [10FE]
      Noxious Weed Control Act: Committee on Resources (House) (S. 
        144) (H. Rept. 108-517), H3604 [1JN]
      Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act Amendment 
        To Increase Federal Share of Costs of San Gabriel Basin 
        Demonstration Project: Committee on Energy and Natural 
        Resources (Senate) (H.R. 1284) (S. Rept. 108-331), S8861 [7SE]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Taxation: make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of 
        Internet and interactive computer service commerce (S. 150), 
        S4646 [29AP]
  Statements
      DEA Raid Relative to Use of Medical Marijuana: Suzanne Pfeil, 
        Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana, S11431 [17NO]
      Incentive Program for States To Promote Efficient Safety Belt 
        Laws and Increase Safety Belt Use: Ron Davis, AMA, S714 [9FE], 
        S772 [10FE]
      Justice for All Act: Senator Leahy, S10675-S10677 [7OC]
      NGA Supports Reasonable Extension of the Internet Tax Freedom 
        Act: National Governors Association, S4418 [27AP], S4640 
        [29AP]
      Protecting the Integrity and Accessibility of Voting in 2004 and 
        Beyond: People for the American Way (organization), H7323 
        [21SE]
      Texas Hate Crimes Legislation: Frances R. Byrd Mullins, H8249 
        [6OC]
  Summaries
      Internet Tax Ban Extension and Improvement Act (S. 2084): 
        Michael Mazerov, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, S4352 
        [26AP]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 519, corrections in enrollment of H.R. 5107, 
        Justice for All Act, H9177 [9OC]
      H. Res. 823, consideration of H.R. 5107, Justice for All Act, 
        H8175 [6OC]
      H.R. 1156, increase the ceiling on the Federal share of certain 
        costs of the Orange County, CA, Regional Water Reclamation 
        Project, H5929 [19JY]
      H.R. 1284, increase Federal share of costs of the San Gabriel 
        Basin demonstration project under the Reclamation Projects 
        Authorization and Adjustment Act, S9360 [15SE]
      H.R. 1768, Multidistrict Litigation Restoration Act, H1377 
        [24MR]
      H.R. 4302, District of Columbia Mental Health Civil Commitment 
        Modernization Act, H8257 [6OC]
      H.R. 5107, Justice for All Act, H8179-H8188 [6OC]
      S. 144, Noxious Weed Control Act, S11185 [10OC], H7971 [4OC]
      S. 150, Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, S4669 [29AP], H10025 
        [19NO]
      S. 622, Family Opportunity Act, S4946-S4948 [6MY]
      S. 1612, Homeland Security Technology Improvement Act, S596 
        [4FE]
      S. 2021, Domestic Defense Fund Act, S187-S193 [22JA]
      S. 2025, Safe Streets and Highways Act, S248-S250 [26JA]
      S. 2027, Driver Education and Licensing Improvement Act, S251 
        [26JA]
      S. 2084, Internet Tax Ban Extension and Improvement Act, S1294 
        [12FE]
      S. 2098, Native Hawaiian Medicaid Coverage Act, S1460 [23FE]
      S. 2132, End Racial Profiling Act, S1688-S1690 [26FE]
      S. 2154, National Sex Offender Registry Act, S2001 [2MR]
      S. 2170, Weather Modification Advisory and Research Board 
        establishment, S2232 [4MR]
      S. 2196, clarify that Dept. of Veterans Affairs per diem 
        payments for the care of veterans in State homes shall not be 
        used to offset Medicaid payments, S2721 [11MR]
      S. 2199, Family Abduction Prevention Act, S2723 [11MR]
      S. 2202, Bring Our Children Home Act, S2724 [11MR]
      S. 2222, Medicaid and CHIP Safety Net Preservation Act, S2864 
        [22MR]
      S. 2249, Emergency Food and Shelter Act, S8569 [21JY]
      S. 2283, State High Risk Pool Funding Extension Act, S11386 
        [16NO]
      S. 2327, clarify that Dept. of Veterans Affairs per diem 
        payments for the care of veterans in State homes shall not be 
        used to offset Medicaid payments, S4227 [21AP]
      S. 2542, No Child Left Behind Fairness Act, S7011 [17JN]
      S. 2701, Homeland Security Interagency and Interjurisdictional 
        Information Sharing Act, S8551-S8554 [21JY]
      S. 2713, revise minimum allotments under the Projects for 
        Assistance in Transition From Homelessness (PATH) Program, 
        S8560 [21JY]
      S. 2721, American History Achievement Act, S8704 [22JY]
      S. 2794, No Child Left Behind Improvement Act, S9134-S9137 
        [13SE]
      S. 2953, Coordinated Environmental Health Network Act, S10852-
        S10855 [8OC]
      S. 2963, Local Control of Broadcast Towers Act, S10858 [8OC]
      S. 2964, Local Control of Cellular Towers Act, S10859 [8OC]
      S. 3005, Rural and Part-Time Firefighter Training Fairness Act, 
        S11500 [18NO]
      S. Con. Res. 146, corrections in enrollment of S. 150, Internet 
        Tax Nondiscrimination Act, S11398, S11435 [17NO], H10024 
        [19NO]
      S. Res. 413, encourage States to adopt legislation combatting 
        human trafficking and slavery, S8565 [21JY]
      S. Res. 414, encourage States to adopt legislation combatting 
        human trafficking and slavery, S8565, S8571 [21JY]
      S. Res. 464, reimburse State and local governments for certain 
        costs relating to the mobilization of Armed Forces Reserves 
        who are first responder personnel of such governments, S11222, 
        S11310 [11OC]
      S.J. Res. 31, congressional disapproval of certain regulations 
        issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, S3945 
        [7AP]
      S.J. Res. 32, congressional disapproval of certain regulations 
        issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, S3945 
        [7AP]