[Congressional Record Index (2005)]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]




A GUARANTEED HOME FOR OUR VETERANS ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 3009), E1393 [28JN]




A KAWASAKI HEART (organization)

  Remarks in House
      Diseases: increase awareness and education about Kawasaki 
        Disease, E883 [5MY]




AAMOT, JACQUELINE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E108 [26JA]




AARP (organization)

  Letters
      Deficit Reduction Act Medicaid and Medicare provisions, S14083, 
        S14157 [20DE]
      Federal homestead floor exemption from bankruptcy filings by 
        senior citizens, S1830 [1MR]
      Improve safety of nonmotorized transportation, including bicycle 
        and pedestrian safety, S4925 [11MY]
      Meeting the Housing and Service Needs of Seniors Act, S13257 
        [17NO]
      Mutual Fund Transparency Act, S5224 [16MY]
      Negotiation of fair prices for Medicare prescription drugs, 
        S12283 [2NO]
      Pension Protection Act, H11667 [15DE]
  Remarks in House
      Huntington, WV: inclusion of Cabell Huntington Hospital in AARP 
        list of best employers for workers over the age of 50, E1982 
        [29SE]
      ------inclusion of St. Mary's Hospital in AARP list of best 
        employers for workers over the age of 50, E1982 [29SE]
      Morgantown, WV: inclusion of West Virginia University Hospitals 
        in AARP list of best employers for workers over the age of 50, 
        E1982 [29SE]
      Political ethics: characterization in certain television ads 
        relative to position on Social Security privatization 
        proposals, H842 [1MR]
      Social Security: privatization proposals, H2556 [27AP]
      ------reform, H2556 [27AP]




ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES RECLAMATION FUNDING ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1265), E430, E432 [10MR]




ABBADESSA, GABE

  Remarks in House
      Spring Hill, FL: tribute to Spring Hill National Dixie Youth AAA 
        baseball team, E1755 [6SE]




ABBAS, MAHMOUD

  Remarks in Senate
      Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian peace initiatives, S11601 
        [20OC]




ABBEY, ROBERT V.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1469 [12JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S7801 [30JN], S7899 [1JY]




ABBOTT, DIANE

  Proclamations
      Tribute: Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference, E2318 
        [9NO]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2317 [9NO]




ABBOTT, GREG

  Letters
      Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government (OPEN 
        Government) Act, S1522 [16FE]
      Reform rules governing venue in bankruptcy cases to combat forum 
        shopping by corporate debtors, S1126 [8FE]




ABBOTT LABORATORIES (corporation)

  Remarks in House
      Brazil: compulsory licensing of AIDS drug in order to produce 
        generic version, E1389 [28JN], E1435 [1JY]
      Disasters: commend efforts of various corporations for their 
        charitable response to the tsunami that struck areas of South 
        Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, E1597 [25JY]




ABC, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Members of Congress: ABC News report on failure of Members to 
        properly disclose travel forms, H2628 [27AP]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Members of Congress: ABC News report on failure of Members to 
        properly disclose travel forms, H2629 [27AP]
  Transcripts
      Interview With Pat Robertson: ``This Week With George 
        Stephanopoulos'' (television program), S4804 [10MY]




ABC-CLIO (business)

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E2162 [25OC]




ABEL, EARL

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1055 [23MY]




ABELL, CHARLES S.

  Letters
      Concurrent receipt of military retired pay or combat-related 
        compensation with service-connected disability benefits, S3620 
        [14AP]




ABELS, JON

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H12147 [17DE]




ABERCROMBIE, NEIL (a Representative from Hawaii)

  Amendments
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), H2151 [19AP], H2368 [20AP]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (see H.R. 3931), H8513 [28SE]
      America Recycles Day: support goal and mission (see H. Con. Res. 
        289), H9962 [7NO]
      American Jewish History Month: observance (see H. Con. Res. 
        315), H11654 [14DE]
      America's Blood Centers (organization): tribute (see H. Res. 
        220), H3436 [17MY]
      Amtrak: authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 1630), H2739 [28AP]
      Animals: restore prohibition on commercial sale and slaughter of 
        wild free-roaming horses and burros (see H.R. 297), H1846 
        [6AP]
      ------support and provide financial resources for conservation 
        programs of nations within the range of rare felid and rare 
        canid populations (see H.R. 1707), H9696 [4NO]
      Armed Forces: enhance and improve benefits for members of the 
        National Guard and Reserves who serve extended periods on 
        active duty (see H.R. 1169), H1024 [8MR]
      ------enhance readiness by replacing current policy concerning 
        homosexuality, referred to as ``Don't Ask, Don't Tell'', with 
        a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual 
        orientation (see H.R. 1059), H940 [2MR]
      ------ensure that the confidential communications of a member of 
        the Armed Forces with a victim service organization or a 
        health care professional are not disclosed (see H.R. 3837), 
        H8162 [20SE]
      ------entitle educational assistance under the Montgomery GI 
        Bill for members of the Selected Reserve who aggregate a 
        certain amount of active duty service (see H.R. 772), H5603 
        [30JN]
      ------improve benefits for members, veterans, and their 
        dependents and survivors (see H.R. 2131), H3052 [5MY]
      ------improve the Transition Assistance Program provided for 
        members being discharged, released from active duty, or 
        retiring (see H.R. 2074), H3114 [10MY]
      ------provide a temporary increase in the minimum end strength 
        levels for active duty personnel and Special Operation Forces 
        (see H.R. 1666), H2101 [14AP]
      ------provide postal benefits for personal correspondence and 
        certain parcels sent to members serving on active military 
        duty abroad (see H.R. 923), H1779 [5AP]
      ------require colleges and universities to preserve educational 
        status and financial aid of military personnel called to 
        active duty (see H.R. 333), H413 [8FE]
      ------restore health care coverage to retired members of the 
        uniformed services (see H.R. 602), H848 [1MR]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (see H. Con. Res. 287), H12051 [16DE]
      Army: close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
        Cooperation (see H.R. 1217), H1368 [10MR]
      Assault weapons: reauthorize ban on production of assault 
        weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (see 
        H.R. 1312), H7564 [28JY]
      Bankruptcy: exempt from means testing certain National Guard and 
        Reserve members (see H.R. 2060), H3262 [12MY]
      Barry, John: recognize as first flag officer of the U.S. Navy 
        (see H.J. Res. 38), H8163 [20SE]
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid: establish (see H.R. 985), 
        H1779 [5AP]
      Braille, Louis: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 2872), H6107 
        [19JY]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (see H.J. Res. 52), H4142 [26MY]
      Bush, President: request certain information relative to a claim 
        made that there is not a Social Security trust (see H. Res. 
        170), H1695 [17MR]
      Business and industry: prohibit price gouging during certain 
        disasters and emergencies (see H.R. 3681), H7862 [13SE]
      California: authorize appropriations for restoration of the 
        Angel Island Immigration Station (see H.R. 606), H353 [2FE]
      Cambodia: honor victims of genocide and establish an 
        international criminal tribunal to bring the perpetrators of 
        the genocide to justice (see H. Con. Res. 146), H6108 [19JY]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: acceptance by Committee on the 
        Library (Joint) of a bust of Sojourner Truth and display of 
        the bust in the Capitol rotunda (see H.R. 4510), H11880 [15DE]
      Capitol Police: increase the mandatory retirement age (see H.R. 
        1335), H4143 [26MY]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: extend compliance 
        threshold used to determine eligibility of hospitals for 
        designation as an inpatient rehabilitation facility (see H.R. 
        3373), H7566 [28JY]
      Chavez, Cesar E.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1365), H2739 [28AP]
      ------establish an honorary legal public holiday (see H. Res. 
        127), H1848 [6AP]
      ------tribute (see H.J. Res. 12), H3114 [10MY]
      Children and youth: establish a grant program to provide 
        comprehensive eye examinations (see H.R. 2238), H3332 [16MY]
      ------provide assistance for orphans and other vulnerable 
        children in developing countries (see H.R. 1409), H4188 [7JN]
      ------provide for programs and activities on the prevention of 
        underage drinking (see H.R. 864), H10157 [10NO]
      China, People's Republic of: clarify actionability of exchange-
        rate manipulation under countervailing duty provisions and 
        product-specific safeguard mechanisms of U.S. trade laws (see 
        H.R. 1498), H3199 [11MY]
      ------withdraw normal trade relations status (see H.R. 728), 
        H523 [9FE]
      Chisholm, Shirley: issue commemorative postage stamp (see H. 
        Con. Res. 58), H587 [14FE]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see H.R. 1687), H2148 [19AP]
      Classified information: request Executive Office of the 
        President and Dept. of State to transmit documents relative to 
        communications with United Kingdom officials on U.S. policy 
        towards Iraq (see H. Res. 375), H7815 [8SE]
      ------request Executive Office of the President and other 
        executive departments to transmit documents relative to 
        disclosure of identity and employment of Valerie Plame (see H. 
        Res. 363), H6329 [21JY]
      ------request the Executive Office of the President and direct 
        the Dept. of State to transmit documents relative to the White 
        House Iraq Group (see H. Res. 505), H9556 [2NO]
      Climate: request documents from the President on the anticipated 
        effects of climate change on coastal regions of the U.S. (see 
        H. Res. 515), H9276 [26OC]
      Cochran, Johnnie, Jr.: tribute (see H. Res. 185), H2151 [19AP]
      Colleges and universities: authorize grants for institutions of 
        higher education serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islander 
        Americans (see H.R. 2616), H3893 [24MY]
      ------expand and enhance post-baccalaureate opportunities at 
        Hispanic-serving institutions (see H.R. 761), H582 [10FE]
      Computers: protect Internet users from unknowing transmission of 
        their personally identifiable information through spyware 
        programs (see H.R. 29), H286 [1FE]
      Congressional Gold Medal: award posthumously to United Airlines 
        Flight 93 passengers recognizing the heroic efforts (see H.R. 
        4008), H8986 [19OC]
      Contraceptives: establish a public education and awareness 
        program relative to emergency contraception (see H.R. 3326), 
        H5963 [18JY]
      Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination 
        Against Women: ratification (see H. Res. 67), H353 [2FE]
      Council of Representatives of Iraq: encourage debate and vote on 
        continued presence of U.S. military in Iraq (see H. Con. Res. 
        321), H12049 [16DE]
      Courts: permit expungement of records of certain nonviolent 
        criminal offenses (see H.R. 662), H2880 [3MY]
      Crime: combat unlawful commercial sex activities by targeting 
        demand, prohibit operation of sex tours, and protect children 
        and assist State and local law enforcement relative to such 
        activities (see H.R. 2012), H5963 [18JY]
      ------provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (see H.R. 2662), H4138 
        [26MY]
      Cuba: lift travel restrictions (see H.R. 1814), H2548 [26AP]
      ------temporarily suspend restrictions on remittances, gifts, 
        and family travel to allow Cuban Americans to assist relatives 
        in the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis (see H. Con. Res. 206), 
        H5964 [18JY]
      Davis, Ossie: tribute (see H. Res. 69), H412 [8FE]
      Davis-Bacon Act: reinstate application of the wage requirements 
        to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see H.R. 3763), H7947 [14SE]
      Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission: disapprove 
        recommendations (see H.J. Res. 65), H8389 [27SE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: provide for a Biofuels Feedstocks Energy 
        Reserve and authorize loans for the production, distribution, 
        development, and storage of biofuels (see H.R. 388), H233 
        [26JA]
      Dept. of Defense: expedite success of U.S. in Iraq (see H. Con. 
        Res. 184), H5435 (see H. Con. Res. 184), H5480 [29JN]
      ------postpone certain closures and realignments of military 
        installations (see H.R. 2427), H4188 [7JN]
      Dept. of Education: recruit, select, train, and support a 
        national teachers corps in underserved communities (see H.R. 
        3334), H8644 [29SE]
      Dept. of HHS: establish, promote, and support a comprehensive 
        prevention, research, and medical management referral program 
        for hepatitis C virus infection (see H.R. 1290), H1416 [14MR]
      ------establish programs to address the shortage of medical 
        laboratory personnel (see H.R. 1175), H6328 [21JY]
      ------reauthorize Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical 
        Education Program (see H.R. 1246), H4296 [8JN]
      Dept. of HUD: maintain Community Development Block Grant Program 
        administration (see H. Con. Res. 108), H1848 [6AP]
      ------reauthorize the HOPE VI Program for revitalization of 
        severely distressed public housing (see H.R. 3888), H8644 
        [29SE]
      ------reauthorize the Public Housing Drug Elimination Program 
        (see H.R. 790), H586 [14FE]
      Dept. of Peace and Nonviolence: establish (see H.R. 3760), H7947 
        [14SE]
      Dept. of the Navy: redesignate as the Dept. of the Navy and 
        Marine Corps (see H.R. 34), H286 [1FE]
      Dept. of Transportation: report to Congress on proposed changes 
        to policies that prohibit foreign interests from exercising 
        control over economic and security decisions of U.S. airlines 
        (see H.R. 4542), H11653 [14DE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: eliminate the deductible and change 
        the method of determining the mileage reimbursement rate for 
        the beneficiary travel program (see H.R. 4025), H8847 [17OC]
      ------improve allocation of health care resources to different 
        geographic regions in the U.S. (see H.R. 1346), H1621 [16MR]
      ------make permanent the Native American Veteran Housing Loan 
        Program (see H.R. 1773), H2470 [21AP]
      ------provide adaptive housing assistance to disabled veterans 
        residing temporarily in housing owned by a family member and 
        make direct housing loans to Native American veterans (see 
        H.R. 3665), H8163 [20SE]
      ------repeal the offset from surviving spouse annuities under 
        the military Survivor Benefit Plan for amounts paid as 
        dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 808), H1969 
        [13AP]
      Developing countries: make access to safe water and sanitation a 
        specific policy objective of U.S. foreign assistance programs 
        (see H.R. 1973), H8513 [28SE]
      Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: ensure State and 
        local emergency preparedness operational plans address the 
        needs of individuals with pets or service animals during a 
        disaster or emergency (see H.R. 3858), H8644 [29SE]
      Disasters: require Federal, State, and local agencies to comply 
        with public health, environmental, and environmental justice 
        laws and regulations (see H. Res. 477), H9963 [7NO]
      Discrimination: prohibit on the basis of genetic information 
        relative to insurance and employment (see H.R. 1227), H1780 
        [5AP]
      Diseases: establish an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry 
        (see H.R. 4033), H8808 [7OC]
      ------expand research, prevention, and awareness activities 
        relative to inflammatory bowel disease (see H.R. 3616), H8735 
        [6OC]
      ------extend issuance of special postage stamps to fund breast 
        cancer research (see H.R. 312), H193 [25JA]
      ------improve preparation for an influenza pandemic, including 
        an avian influenza pandemic (see H.R. 3369, 4062), H9044 
        [20OC] (see H.R. 4603), H12048 [16DE]
      ------promote awareness, prevention, early detection, and 
        effective treatment of viral hepatitis (see H. Con. Res. 130), 
        H1895 [12AP]
      ------support bone marrow failure disease research (see H. Con. 
        Res. 179), H6205 [20JY]
      ------support goal of eliminating suffering and death due to 
        cancer (see H. Con. Res. 210), H9696 [4NO]
      Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): renegotiate provisions on access to U.S. sugar markets 
        and prevent inclusion of sugar as an element of negotiations 
        in free trade agreements (see H. Res. 98), H630 [15FE]
      Drugs: allow for medicinal use of marijuana in accordance with 
        State laws (see H.R. 2087), H2976 [4MY]
      ------encourage the President to convene an international 
        conference to develop more effective means to deal with 
        growing threat of methamphetamine and synthetic drug precursor 
        chemicals (see H. Res. 566), H10909 [17NO]
      ------expand the scope of information required for the data bank 
        on clinical trials for drugs (see H.R. 3196), H5602 [30JN]
      ------respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use 
        of methamphetamines (see H.R. 3889), H8341 [22SE]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see H.R. 8), H790 [17FE]
      Education: extend student loan forgiveness to Head Start 
        teachers (see H.R. 2340), H3260 [12MY]
      ------improve graduation rates by making grants to improve 
        adolescent literacy (see H.R. 547), H349 [2FE]
      ------improve recruitment, preparation, distribution, and 
        retention of public elementary and secondary school teachers 
        and principals (see H.R. 2835), H4354 [9JN]
      ------provide adequate and equitable educational opportunities 
        for students in State public school systems (see H.R. 2178), 
        H3054 [5MY]
      ------provide loan forgiveness for social workers who work for 
        child protective agencies (see H.R. 127), H3113 [10MY]
      Elections: prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections 
        (see H.R. 4463), H11504 [13DE]
      ------require general Federal elections to be held the first 
        consecutive Saturday and Sunday in November (see H.R. 1647), 
        H2101 [14AP]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: amend Impact Aid Program 
        relative to delivery of payments to local educational agencies 
        (see H.R. 390), H234 [26JA]
      ------authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 363), H195 [25JA]
      Employment: extend trade adjustment assistance to service 
        workers (see H.R. 4156), H11036 [18NO]
      ------provide for a paid family and medical leave insurance 
        program (see H.R. 3192), H5915 [14JY]
      ------provide for labor recruiter accountability (see H.R. 
        2298), H3198 [11MY]
      ------provide for paid sick leave in order to address the health 
        needs of individuals and family members (see H.R. 1902), H6328 
        [21JY]
      ERISA: impose a moratorium on terminations of certain plans in 
        cases in which reorganization of contributing sponsors is 
        sought in bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings (see H.R. 
        2327), H3557 [18MY]
      ------improve disclosure of the funding status of pension plans 
        (see H.R. 2321), H3259 [12MY]
      ------provide emergency protection for retiree health benefits 
        (see H.R. 1322), H9276 [26OC]
      FAA: designate certain functions performed at flight service 
        stations as inherently governmental functions (see H.R. 1474), 
        H1777 [5AP]
      Families and domestic relations: regulate international marriage 
        broker activity in the U.S. and provide certain protections 
        for individuals who utilize the services of international 
        marriage brokers (see H.R. 3657), H11036 [18NO]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave to care for a domestic 
        partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or grandparent 
        with a serious health condition (see H.R. 475), H284 [1FE]
      ------allow leave to employees whose spouse, child, or parent is 
        a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty in support 
        of a contingency operation (see H.R. 1667), H5801 [13JY]
      FCC: expedite and increase assignment of radio spectrum 
        frequencies to public safety agencies (see H.R. 1646), H2101 
        [14AP]
      ------prohibit from requiring digitial television tuners in 
        television receivers (see H.R. 2354), H3696 [19MY]
      ------prohibit imposing penalties for indecent broadcasts by 
        cable television providers, satellite carriers, Internet, or 
        non-broadcast providers (see H.R. 1440), H1694 [17MR]
      FDA: provide with certain authority to regulate tobacco products 
        (see H.R. 1376), H1691 [17MR]
      Federal Election Campaign Act: exclude communications over the 
        Internet from the definition of public communication (see H.R. 
        4194), H10910 [17NO]
      Federal employees: amend the definition of a law enforcement 
        officer to include certain positions relative to retirement 
        benefits (see H.R. 1002), H942 [2MR]
      ------provide benefits to domestic partners (see H.R. 3267), 
        H5800 [13JY]
      Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: coverage of 
        acupuncturist services (see H.R. 818), H629 [15FE]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve effectiveness of 
        medically important antibiotics used in treatment of human and 
        animal diseases (see H.R. 2562), H7673 [6SE]
      Filipino Americans: recognize centennial of immigration and 
        acknowledge contributions to society (see H. Con. Res. 218), 
        H6650 [26JY]
      Financial institutions: prohibit financial holding companies and 
        national banks from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real 
        estate brokerage or real estate management activities (see 
        H.R. 111), H74 [4JA]
      Foreign aid: ensure protection of beneficiaries of U.S. 
        humanitarian assistance (see H.R. 912), H848 [1MR]
      ------make protection of women and children who are affected by 
        humanitarian emergencies a priority (see H.R. 1413), H3056 
        [5MY]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: exempt bookstores and 
        libraries from orders requiring the production of any tangible 
        things for certain foreign intelligence investigations (see 
        H.R. 1157), H1023 [8MR]
      Foreign policy: prohibit return of persons by the U.S., for 
        purposes of detention, interrogation, or trial, to countries 
        engaging in torture or other inhuman treatment of persons (see 
        H.R. 952), H1847 [6AP]
      Gold Star Mothers Day: support goals and ideals (see H.J. Res. 
        61), H8249 [21SE]
      Government: protect scientific integrity in Federal research and 
        policymaking (see H.R. 839), H8919 [18OC]
      Guam War Claims Review Commission: implement recommendations 
        (see H.R. 1595), H1968 [13AP]
      Hawaii: establish a memorial to honor those forcibly relocated 
        to the Kalaupapa Peninsula (see H.R. 4529), H11652 [14DE]
      Hazardous substances: require engine coolant and antifreeze to 
        contain a bittering agent so as to render it unpalatable (see 
        H.R. 2567), H4401 [13JN]
      Health: conduct vaccine awareness campaign, ensure sufficient 
        vaccine supply, prepare for pandemic or epidemic, and 
        encourage vaccine production capacity relative to influenza 
        (see H.R. 628), H410 [8FE] (see H.R. 813), H628 [15FE]
      ------establish a program to assist family caregivers in 
        accessing affordable and high-quality respite care (see H.R. 
        3248), H8163 [20SE]
      ------expand access to preventive health care services that help 
        reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions 
        and improve access to women's health care (see H.R. 1709), 
        H4143 [26MY]
      ------improve access to health insurance and Medicare benefits 
        for individuals aged 55 to 65 and allow tax credits for 
        payment of such premiums (see H.R. 2072), H3436 [17MY]
      ------improve accessibility to and administration of 
        immunizations against vaccine-preventable diseases, including 
        influenza (see H.R. 3502), H9962 [7NO]
      ------national policy to provide health care, control costs, and 
        enhance the quality of the health care system (see H.R. 1200), 
        H4486 [14JN]
      ------national policy to provide health care and reform 
        insurance procedures (see H.R. 676), H3056 [5MY]
      ------protect enrollees in managed care plans and other health 
        coverage (see H.R. 2259), H3196 [11MY]
      ------provide assistance for the development of indoor disease 
        prevention and health promotion centers in urban and rural 
        areas (see H.R. 2240), H3113 [10MY]
      ------provide for arthritis research and public health (see H.R. 
        583), H413 [8FE]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (see H.R. 810), 
        H628 [15FE]
      ------provide for expansion of Federal programs to prevent and 
        manage vision loss (see H.R. 2671), H9556 [2NO]
      ------provide grants to States to provide access to affordable 
        health insurance for certain child care providers and staff 
        (see H.R. 1613), H1968 [13AP]
      ------reduce adolescent pregnancy, HIV rates, and other sexually 
        transmitted diseases (see H.R. 768), H583 [10FE] (see H.R. 
        2553), H3768 [23MY]
      ------strengthen programs for stroke education, prevention, and 
        treatment (see H.R. 898), H792 [17FE]
      Health care professionals: clarify responsibilities of a 
        pharmacy when a staff pharmacist refuses to fill a valid 
        prescription for a drug on the basis of religious beliefs or 
        moral convictions (see H.R. 1652), H3262 [12MY]
      Help America Vote Act: require a voter-verified permanent record 
        or hardcopy (see H.R. 550), H350 [2FE]
      Higher Education Act: permit refinancing of student 
        consolidation loans and permit student freedom to select a 
        loan consolidator (see H.R. 1029), H847 [1MR]
      ------repeal provisions prohibiting persons convicted of drug 
        offenses from receiving student financial assistance (see H.R. 
        1184), H1263 [9MR]
      Hospitals: provide emergency contraceptives to women who are 
        survivors of sexual assault (see H.R. 2928), H4560 [15JN]
      House of Representatives: limit State redistricting after an 
        apportionment of Representatives and require such 
        redistricting be conducted by independent commissions (see 
        H.R. 2642), H6652 [26JY]
      House Rules: amend procedures of Committee on Standards of 
        Official Conduct (House) (see H. Res. 131), H1026 [8MR]
      Human rights: condemn honor killings (see H. Con. Res. 296), 
        H11221 [7DE]
      ------support the drafting and adoption of a thematic convention 
        on the human rights and dignity of persons with disabilities 
        by the U.N. General Assembly (see H. Con. Res. 134), H4985 
        [22JN]
      Hunger: reduce (see H.R. 2717), H4985 [22JN]
      Hurricanes: establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future (see H.R. 3764), H8089 [15SE]
      Immigration: ease requirements for certain aliens seeking 
        nonimmigrant status in order to enter the U.S. for a temporary 
        stay due to certain family obligations (see H.R. 900), H792 
        [17FE]
      ------provide a mechanism for U.S. citizens, and lawful 
        permanent residents, to sponsor their permanent partners for 
        U.S. residence (see H.R. 3006), H4895 [21JN]
      ------provide protection to immigrant victims of violence (see 
        H.R. 3188), H5602 [30JN]
      ------provide relief for certain immigrants who are victims of 
        immigration fraud (see H.R. 936), H793 [17FE]
      Immigration and Nationality Act: increase the period of 
        authorized stay under the Guam visa waiver program to be the 
        same as the period of authorized stay under the U.S. visa 
        waiver program (see H.R. 4147), H9275 [26OC]
      Independent Commission on the Investigation of Detainee Abuses: 
        establish (see H.R. 3003), H4895 [21JN]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 363), H195 [25JA]
      Insurance: coverage of minimum hospital stays for mastectomies, 
        lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection relative to breast 
        cancer and coverage for secondary consultations (see H.R. 
        1849), H2549 [26AP]
      ------guarantee comprehensive health care coverage for all 
        children (see H.R. 3055), H5100 [23JN]
      Intelligence services: strengthen protections of civil liberties 
        in the exercise of foreign intelligence surveillance 
        authorities (see H.R. 1526), H2103 [14AP]
      International economic relations: provide for cancellation of 
        debts owed to international financial institutions by poor 
        countries (see H.R. 1130), H1696 [17MR]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 503), H2648 [27AP]
      Iraq: declare U.S. policy to not maintain a long-term or 
        permanent military presence (see H. Con. Res. 197), H7744 
        [7SE]
      ------develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed 
        Forces (see H.J. Res. 73), H11221 [7DE]
      Japan: encourage issuance of an apology for the sexual 
        enslavement of young women during colonial occupation of Asia 
        during World War II (see H. Con. Res. 68), H719 [16FE]
      Korea, Republic of: urge designation as a program country under 
        the visa waiver program (see H.R. 4304), H10156 [10NO]
      Korean American Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 487), 
        H9103 [25OC]
      Korean Americans: mint coins in commemoration of the 100th 
        anniversary of Korean immigration to the U.S. (see H.R. 1717), 
        H2393 [20AP]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see H.R. 1696), H2149 [19AP]
      Laredo, TX: anniversary (see H. Res. 128), H1851 [8AP]
      Law enforcement: amend Uniform Code of Military Justice to bring 
        sexual assault crimes under military law into parallel with 
        sexual assault crimes under Federal law (see H.R. 664), H411 
        [8FE]
      Law enforcement officers: adjust percentage differentials 
        payable to Federal law enforcement officers in certain high-
        cost areas (see H.R. 556), H848 [1MR]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        H.R. 358), H287 [1FE]
      Marine mammals: establish a research program to provide for the 
        recovery of the southern sea otter (see H.R. 2323), H3260 
        [12MY]
      Marshall, Thurgood: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see H.R. 657), H8388 [27SE]
      Medicaid: include podiatrists as physicians for purposes of 
        covering physicians services (see H.R. 699), H2394 [20AP]
      ------provide families of disabled children with the opportunity 
        to purchase coverage (see H.R. 1443), H1694 [17MR]
      ------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. 
        1264), H8809 [7OC]
      ------provide public access to quality medical imaging 
        procedures and radiation therapy procedures (see H.R. 1426), 
        H1693 [17MR]
      ------provide the disabled and elderly with equal access to 
        community-based attendant services (see H.R. 910), H8809 [7OC]
      ------recognize importance of prospective payment system for 
        federally qualified health centers (see H. Con. Res. 231), 
        H8736 [6OC]
      ------require States to report data on beneficiaries who are 
        employed (see H.R. 3042), H7950 [14SE]
      Medicare: adjust the fee for collecting specimens for clinical 
        diagnostic laboratory tests (see H.R. 2218), H9362 [27OC]
      ------allow beneficiaries direct access to physical therapists 
        without a physician referral (see H.R. 1333), H1847 [6AP]
      ------continue Medicaid prescription drug coverage to dual-
        eligible beneficiaries for a certain period while allowing 
        part D benefits to be implemented as scheduled (see H.R. 
        1144), H11655 [14DE]
      ------coverage of acupuncturist services (see H.R. 818), H629 
        [15FE]
      ------coverage of marriage and family therapist services (see 
        H.R. 1447), H2473 [21AP]
      ------coverage of respiratory therapists under home health 
        service plans (see H.R. 964), H795 [17FE]
      ------deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug 
        prices (see H.R. 752), H798 [17FE]
      ------improve benefits for beneficiaries with kidney disease 
        (see H.R. 1298), H2978 [4MY]
      ------improve patient access to, and utilization of, the 
        colorectal cancer screening benefit (see H.R. 1632), H2395 
        [20AP]
      ------permit direct payment for clinical social worker services 
        provided to residents of skilled nursing facilities (see H.R. 
        2736), H4141 [26MY]
      ------permit the Dept. of HHS to enter into direct negotiations 
        to promote the best prices for beneficiaries (see H.R. 376), 
        H587 [14FE]
      ------protect patients by limiting the number of mandatory 
        overtime hours a nurse may be required to work by certain 
        service providers (see H.R. 791), H942 [2MR]
      ------provide extended and additional protection to 
        beneficiaries enrolled in prescription drug benefit plans (see 
        H.R. 3861), H10227 [15NO]
      ------reform the physician payment update system through repeal 
        of the sustainable growth rate payment update system (see H.R. 
        2356), H5604 [30JN]
      ------remove exclusion of benzodiazepines from required coverage 
        under the prescription drug program (see H.R. 3151), H9277 
        [26OC]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        916), H5603 [30JN]
      ------require Medicare Advantage organizations to pay for 
        critical access hospital services and rural health clinic 
        services at a greater percentage than regular Medicare payment 
        rates (see H.R. 880), H2394 [20AP]
      Medicare/Medicaid: provide coverage for end-of-life planning 
        consultations and raise awareness about and assist in 
        preparation of advance directives on end-of-life 
        decisionmaking (see H.R. 2058), H2879 [3MY]
      Mental health: provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits 
        unless comparable limitations are imposed on medical and 
        surgical benefits (see H.R. 1402), H5435 (see H.R. 1402), 
        H5480 [29JN]
      Mexico: convey sympathy to families of young women murdered in 
        Chihuahua and encourage increased U.S. involvement in bringing 
        an end to these crimes (see H. Con. Res. 90), H6328 [21JY]
      Minimum wage: level (see H.R. 2429), H3555 [18MY]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals (see H.R. 
        3561), H7614 [29JY]
      Motley, Constance Baker: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 271), H9043 
        [20OC]
      Music and dance: recognize artistic excellence and community 
        value of America's orchestras (see H. Con. Res. 157), H4561 
        [15JN]
      National Advisory Council on Medical Rehabilitation: establish 
        (see H.R. 3373), H7566 [28JY]
      National Brain Injury Awareness Month: support (see H. Con. Res. 
        99), H1509 [15MR]
      National Center on Liver Disease Research: establish (see H.R. 
        1108), H982 [3MR]
      National Clean Beaches Week: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 332), H5177 [24JN]
      National Drug Court Month: establish (see H. Res. 246), H4144 
        [26MY]
      National Flood Insurance Program: strengthen, encourage 
        participation, and provide certain owners of properties not 
        located in flood hazard zones a one-time opportunity to 
        purchase coverage (see H.R. 3922), H9044 [20OC]
      National Guard Youth Challenge Program: increase maximum Federal 
        share of costs for State programs (see H.R. 669), H1779 [5AP]
      National Health Center Week: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 289), H4656 [16JN]
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: expand, intensify, 
        and coordinate pulmonary hypertension research activities (see 
        H.R. 3005), H6381 [22JY]
      National Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week: support 
        goals and ideals (see H. Con. Res. 178), H8163 [20SE]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see H.R. 
        2231), H7814 [8SE]
      ------develop research centers focusing on women's health and 
        disease prevention, and conduct and coordinate a research 
        program on hormone disruption (see H.R. 3313), H8163 [20SE]
      National Labor History Month: designate (see H. Con. Res. 27), 
        H942 [2MR]
      National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: observance (see H. Con. Res. 
        262), H8847 [17OC]
      National Methamphetamine Prevention Week: establish (see H. Res. 
        556), H10502 [16NO]
      National Month of the Military Child: observance (see H. Res. 
        212), H1969 [13AP]
      National parks and recreation areas: eliminate annual operating 
        deficit and maintenance backlog (see H.R. 1124), H11327 [8DE]
      National security: ensure greater security for U.S. seaports 
        (see H.R. 478), H2102 [14AP]
      National Tartan Day: support establishment (see H. Res. 41), 
        H413 [8FE]
      Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act: 
        reauthorize provisions relative to low-income housing and 
        Federal loan guarantees for Native Hawaiian housing (see H.R. 
        2912), H4560 [15JN]
      Native Americans: award Congressional Gold Medal to Code Talkers 
        who served the U.S. during 20th Century foreign conflicts (see 
        H.R. 4597), H12048 [16DE]
      NIH: conduct and support research on animals to develop 
        techniques for the derivation of stem cells from embryos that 
        do not harm the embryos (see H.R. 2574), H4144 [26MY]
      No Child Left Behind Act: funding (see H.R. 2694), H5638 [11JY]
      NOAA: establish a coordinated national ocean exploration program 
        (see H.R. 3835), H8162 [20SE]
      Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act: 
        reauthorize and improve (see H.R. 1591), H4143 [26MY]
      Northern Mariana Islands: convey certain submerged lands (see 
        H.R. 4255), H10038 [8NO]
      ------provide for a nonvoting delegate to the House of 
        Representatives (see H.R. 873), H791 [17FE]
      Older Americans Act: authorizing appropriations for nutrition 
        services (see H.R. 1792), H3056 [5MY]
      ------provide information and outreach for the prevention of 
        osteoporosis (see H.R. 1081), H981 [3MR]
      Outer Continental Shelf: terminate effect of laws prohibiting 
        spending of appropriated funds to conduct oil and natural gas 
        leasing and preleasing activities (see H.R. 3918), H8387 
        [27SE] (see H.R. 4318), H10225 [15NO]
      Pakistan: eligibility of nationals for temporary protected 
        status (see H.R. 4073), H9426 [28OC]
      Parks, Rosa: direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. 
        Capitol in National Statuary Hall (see H.R. 4145), H9275 
        [26OC]
      ------issue commemorative postage stamp (see H.R. 4343), H11220 
        [7DE] (see H. Con. Res. 292), H9962 [7NO]
      Paul, Alice: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see 
        H.R. 311), H798 [17FE]
      Pensions: limit availability of benefits under nonqualified 
        deferred compensation plans subject to distress or termination 
        resulting from bankruptcy reorganization or conversion to cash 
        balance plan (see H.R. 2233), H3112 [10MY]
      Pharmaceuticals: importation of prescription drugs (see H.R. 
        328), H413 [8FE]
      Postal Service: reform postal laws (see H.R. 22), H3894 [24MY]
      Poverty: affirm commitment and leadership of the U.S. to improve 
        the lives of the world's people living in extreme poverty and 
        conditions of misery (see H. Con. Res. 172), H5638 [11JY]
      POW: transmit to congressional committees certain reports on 
        international human rights law or related laws in connection 
        with military detainees (see H.R. 2901), H4485 [14JN]
      Power resources: establish a balanced energy policy that unlocks 
        the potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency (see 
        H.R. 737), H2738 [28AP]
      Radio: preserve local radio broadcast emergency and other 
        services and require the FCC to conduct rulemaking for that 
        purpose (see H.R. 998), H1622 [16MR]
      Railroads: provide for the financing of high-speed rail 
        infrastructure (see H.R. 1631), H2739 [28AP]
      Ramadan: recognize Islamic holy month and commend Muslims for 
        their faith (see H. Res. 465), H8387 [27SE] (see H. Res. 472), 
        H8643 [29SE]
      Refugees: victims of torture treatment programs funding (see 
        H.R. 2017), H2737 [28AP]
      Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Post Office Building, Madison, WI: 
        designate (see H.R. 1760), H2979 [4MY]
      Roosevelt, Franklin D.: tribute (see H. Res. 197), H1846 [6AP]
      Rosa Parks Federal Building, Detroit, MI: designate (see H.R. 
        2967), H4721 [17JN]
      San Francisco, CA: mint coins in commemoration of the San 
        Francisco Old Mint (see H.R. 1953), H7564 [28JY]
      SBA: expand and improve assistance provided by small business 
        development centers to Native Americans (see H.R. 2981), H4722 
        [17JN]
      Schools: direct certain coeducational elementary and secondary 
        schools to make information available on equality in athletic 
        programs (see H.R. 595), H631 [15FE]
      Senior citizens: establish a consumer price index for elderly 
        consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social 
        Security and Medicare benefits (see H.R. 3601), H7560 [28JY]
      ------modify the eligibility criteria for supplemental foods 
        provided under the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (see 
        H.R. 782), H583 [10FE]
      Sensible, Multilateral American Response to Terrorism (SMART) 
        Security Platform for the 21st Century: call for adoption (see 
        H. Con. Res. 158), H3556 [18MY]
      Sewage disposal: authorize appropriations for sewer overflow 
        control grants (see H.R. 624), H410 [8FE]
      Ships and vessels: establish national standards for discharges 
        from cruise vessels into U.S. waters (see H.R. 1636), H2100 
        [14AP]
      Social Security: coordinate the threshold requirement for 
        coverage of domestic employees with the amount required for a 
        quarter of coverage (see H.R. 1761), H2470 [21AP]
      ------ensure every uninsured child has health insurance coverage 
        (see H.R. 1668), H5741 [12JY]
      ------expand dental coverage and community oral health services 
        under State Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid 
        (see H.R. 594), H352 [2FE]
      ------expand Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program to include parents of low-income families (see H.R. 
        2071), H3057 [5MY]
      ------protect cost-of-living adjustments (see H.R. 3954), H8736 
        [6OC]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 147), H236 [26JA]
      ------restrict application of windfall elimination provisions to 
        individuals whose benefits exceed certain levels (see H.R. 
        1690), H2148 [19AP]
      Southeast Asia: provide for the automatic acquisition of U.S. 
        citizenship by certain individuals (see H.R. 2687), H4140 
        [26MY]
      Space policy: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversaries 
        of NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (see H.R. 68), H286 
        [1FE]
      ------preserve peaceful uses of space by prohibiting space-based 
        weapons and the use of weapons to destroy orbiting objects in 
        space (see H.R. 2420), H3554 [18MY]
      States: establish a program to provide grant assistance for the 
        rehabilitation and repair of deficient dams (see H.R. 1105), 
        H9556 [2NO]
      ------regulation of access to hunting and fishing for residents 
        and nonresidents (see H.R. 731), H2880 [3MY]
      Sudan: impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against 
        humanity in Darfur (see H.R. 1424), H1897 [12AP]
      Supreme Court: enable review of decisions in which the Court of 
        Appeals for the Armed Forces denied relief (see H.R. 1364), 
        H2551 [26AP]
      Tariff: impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk 
        protein concentrates (see H.R. 521), H348 [2FE]
      Taxation: allow a deduction for qualified long-term care 
        insurance premiums, use of such insurance under cafeteria 
        plans and flexible spending arrangements, and a credit for 
        individuals with long-term care needs (see H.R. 2682), H8847 
        [17OC]
      ------allow a tax credit for certain energy-efficient property 
        (see H.R. 424), H11220 [7DE]
      ------allow deduction equal to fair market value for charitable 
        contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly 
        compositions created by the donor (see H.R. 1120), H7949 
        [14SE]
      ------allow employers to claim a work opportunity credit for 
        hiring military personnel returning from service in Iraq or 
        Afghanistan and for hiring their dependents and dependents of 
        deceased personnel (see H.R. 1352), H2395 [20AP]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 994), H3262 [12MY]
      ------deny all deductions for business expenses associated with 
        the use of a club that discriminates on the basis of sex, 
        race, or color (see H.R. 1521), H1845 [6AP]
      ------exclude benefits from income, employment taxes, and wage 
        withholding property tax rebates, provided to volunteer 
        firefighters and emergency medical responders (see H.R. 1405), 
        H11327 [8DE]
      ------exempt certain sightseeing flights from taxes on air 
        transportation (see H.R. 330), H287 [1FE]
      ------expand the tip tax credit to employers of cosmetologists 
        and promote tax compliance in the cosmetology sector (see H.R. 
        1345), H3695 [19MY]
      ------extend the transportation fringe benefit to bicycle 
        commuters (see H.R. 807), H628 [15FE]
      ------extension of the credit for producing electricity from 
        wind (see H.R. 1511), H1845 [6AP]
      ------impose windfall profit tax on oil and natural gas, allow 
        tax credit for purchases of fuel-efficient passenger vehicles, 
        and provide grants for mass transit (see H.R. 2070), H2975 
        [4MY]
      ------limit applicability of updates to the allowance for State 
        and other taxes in the tables used in the Federal Needs 
        Analysis Methodology (see H.R. 114), H286 [1FE]
      ------make permanent and refundable, and expand, the saver's 
        credit (see H.R. 1305), H1507 [15MR]
      ------make permanent the shorter recovery period for the 
        depreciation of certain leasehold improvements (see H.R. 
        1663), H2101 [14AP]
      ------permit military death gratuities to be contributed to 
        certain tax-favored accounts (see H.R. 3478), H8089 [15SE]
      ------prevent corporations from exploiting tax treaties to evade 
        U.S. income tax and prevent manipulation of transfer prices by 
        deflection of income to tax havens (see H.R. 1303), H1507 
        [15MR]
      ------provide a credit to promote homeownership and community 
        development (see H.R. 1549), H5604 [30JN]
      ------provide a refundable tax credit to public safety 
        volunteers (see H.R. 934), H1696 [17MR]
      ------provide a small agri-biodiesel producer credit and improve 
        the small ethanol producer credit (see H.R. 36), H2150 [19AP]
      ------provide subsidies to encourage small employers to offer 
        affordable health coverage to their employees through 
        qualified health pooling arrangements (see H.R. 2073), H3114 
        [10MY]
      ------reduce estate and gift tax rates, increase exclusion 
        equivalent and establish inflation adjustment for the unified 
        credit, and increase gift tax exclusion (see H.R. 1568), H1894 
        [12AP]
      ------rename low-income housing credit the affordable housing 
        credit and increase the per capita amount allowed in the 
        determination of the State housing credit ceiling (see H.R. 
        2681), H4139 [26MY]
      ------repeal reduction in deductible portion of business meal 
        and entertainment expenses (see H.R. 3162), H8847 [17OC]
      ------treatment of beer (see H.R. 1306), H2880 [3MY]
      ------treatment of certain expenses of elementary and secondary 
        school teachers (see H.R. 2989), H5741 [12JY]
      Telephones: facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 
        telephone service for information and referral on health and 
        human services (see H.R. 896), H4187 [7JN]
      Tobacco products: deter smuggling into the U.S. (see H.R. 1377), 
        H1691 [17MR]
      Trafficking Victims Protection Act: authorizing appropriations 
        (see H.R. 972), H1025 [8MR]
      Turkey: urge acknowledgment of culpability of Ottoman Empire for 
        Armenian genocide and reconciliation with Armenia, and support 
        accession of Turkey to the European Union under certain 
        criteria (see H. Con. Res. 195), H6328 [21JY]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1259), 
        H12050 [16DE]
      Veterans: change effective date for paid-up coverage under the 
        Survivor Benefit Plan (see H.R. 968), H5603 [30JN]
      ------enhance burial benefits (see H.R. 531), H349 [2FE]
      ------expand eligibility for concurrent receipt of combat-
        related compensation with service-connected disability 
        benefits (see H.R. 1366), H7814 [8SE]
      ------extend military commissary and exchange store privileges 
        to disabled veterans and their dependents and authorize space-
        available travel on military aircraft for such veterans and 
        their dependents (see H.R. 1188), H4401 [13JN]
      ------health care funding (see H.R. 515), H348 [2FE]
      ------improve treatment of post-deployment mental health 
        conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder, for 
        veterans and members of the Armed Forces (see H.R. 1588), 
        H1967 [13AP]
      ------permit concurrent receipt of military retired pay with 
        service-connected disability benefits (see H.R. 303), H942 
        [2MR]
      ------recognize military service of certain Philippine nationals 
        during World War II and allow receipt of Dept. of Veterans 
        Affairs benefits (see H.R. 302), H413 [8FE] (see H.R. 4574), 
        H12047 [16DE]
      Victims of Crime Fund: ensure that amounts are fully obligated 
        (see H.R. 1664), H2101 [14AP]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 3171), H5601 
        [30JN]
      Voting: establish election day as a legal public holiday (see 
        H.R. 63), H847 [1MR]
      Water: establish marine and freshwater research, development, 
        and demonstration programs to control and eradicate invasive 
        species, educate the public, and restore ecosystems (see H.R. 
        1592), H3114 [10MY]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 37), H1508 [15MR]
      ------determine the health risks of dioxin, synthetic fibers, 
        and other additives in feminine hygiene products and collect 
        and analyze data on toxic shock syndrome (see H.R. 3411), 
        H6380 [22JY]
      ------establish programs to increase awareness and knowledge of 
        women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic 
        cancers (see H.R. 1245), H1369 [10MR]
      ------protect breastfeeding by new mothers (see H.R. 2122), 
        H3114 [10MY]
      ------reduce preterm labor, delivery, and risk of pregnancy-
        related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and reduce 
        infant mortality caused by prematurity (see H.R. 2861), H11035 
        [18NO]
      World War II: allow certain individuals of Japanese ancestry who 
        were brought forcibly to the U.S. from Latin America and were 
        interned in the U.S. to be provided restitution (see H.R. 
        893), H792 [17FE]
      ------preserve historic confinement sites where Japanese 
        Americans were detained (see H.R. 1492), H3056 [5MY]
      Year of the Museum: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 389), 
        H7744 [7SE]
      Zimbabwe: condemn government operation under which homes, 
        businesses, religious structures, and other buildings were 
        demolished in an attempt to restore order (see H. Res. 409), 
        H7561 [28JY]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Dept. of Transportation: prohibit issuance and enforcement of 
        certain requirements relative to commercial motor vehicle 
        drivers (see H.R. 3725), H7819 [12SE]
      Ewa Beach, HI: tribute to West Oahu Little League Baseball team 
        (see H. Res. 429), H7742 [7SE]
      Hawaii: authorize certain water reclamation projects and modify 
        the water resources study (see H.R. 843), H718 [16FE]
      ------express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians and 
        provide a process for the reorganization and recognition of 
        the Native Hawaiian government (see H.R. 309), H193 [25JA]
      Hiram L. Fong Post Office Building, Honolulu, HI: designate (see 
        H.R. 4509), H11503 [13DE]
      Ho, Don: tribute (see H. Res. 597), H11503 [13DE]
      Iraq: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed 
        Forces (see H.J. Res. 55), H4655 [16JN]
      ------develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed 
        Forces (H.J. Res. 55), consideration (see H. Res. 543), H10145 
        [9NO]
      James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge: expand (see H.R. 2866), 
        H4400 [13JN]
      Taxation: allow a full deduction for meal and entertainment 
        expenses (see H.R. 4060), H8846 [17OC]
      ------exclude from gross income of gain on the sale of certain 
        residential leased-fee interests to holders of the leasehold 
        rights (see H.R. 2476), H3693 [19MY]
      ------restore deduction for travel expenses of a taxpayer's 
        spouse who accompanies the taxpayer on business travel (see 
        H.R. 1457), H1777 [5AP]
      Veterans: revise eligibility criteria for presumption of 
        service-connection of certain diseases and disabilities for 
        veterans exposed to ionizing radiation during military service 
        (see H.R. 2962), H4721 [17JN]
  Remarks
      American Medical Women's Association: anniversary, E121 
        [1FE]
      Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in 
        Iraq, H9071 [25OC]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance, H2799 
        [3MY]
      Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission: disapprove 
        recommendations (H.J. Res. 65), H9301 [27OC]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1815), 
        conference report, H12209 [18DE]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1815), motion to 
        instruct conferees, H11860, H11863 [15DE]
      ------submit reports on existence of clandestine facilities used 
        to detain individuals captured in the global war on terrorism, 
        H11860, H11863 [15DE]
      Dept. of Energy: Sugar Cane Ethanol Pilot Program funding, 
        H2368, H2369 [20AP]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 2601), H6159 
        [20JY]
      Dept. of the Interior: exempt natural gas from the prohibition 
        on oil and gas leasing activities on certain portions of the 
        Outer Continental Shelf, H3629 [19MY]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2361), H3629 [19MY]
      Ewa Beach, HI: tribute to West Oahu Little League Baseball team 
        (H. Res. 429), H8179 [21SE]
      Hawaii: authorize certain water reclamation projects and modify 
        the water resources study (S. 264), H7831 [13SE]
      ------establish a memorial to honor those forcibly relocated to 
        the Kalaupapa Peninsula (H.R. 4529), E2538 [14DE]
      ------express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians and 
        provide a process for the reorganization and recognition of 
        the Native Hawaiian government (H.R. 309), E72 [25JA]
      ------tribute to the Filipino Centennial Celebration, 
        E2500 [8DE]
      Health: improve access to health care services and provide 
        improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the 
        liability system places on the health care delivery system 
        (H.R. 5), H6997 [28JY]
      ------improve patient safety and reduce incidence of medical 
        errors (S. 544), H6997 [28JY]
      Hilo, HI: tribute the Arc of Hilo and the Lanakila 
        Rehabilitation Center, E1264 [17JN]
      Hiram L. Fong Post Office Building, Honolulu, HI: designate 
        (H.R. 4509), E2516 [13DE]
      Ho, Don: tribute (H. Res. 597), E2593 [17DE]
      House of Representatives: legislative program, H8626 [29SE]
      Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, H6093, H6095 
        [19JY]
      ------develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed 
        Forces, H6159 [20JY]
      ------develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed 
        Forces (H.J. Res. 55), H6095 [19JY], H6159 [20JY]
      Matsui, Robert T.: tribute (H. Res. 11), H61 [4JA]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), H2368, H2369 [20AP]
      U.S. Boxing Commission: establish (H.R. 1065), H10349 [16NO]
      Votes: position on missed, H127 [6JA], E1480 
        [13JY]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Leave of absence: granted, H5251 [27JN], H5736 [12JY]
  Texts of
      H.J. Res. 55, develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of 
        Armed Forces from Iraq, H6160 [20JY]
  Tributes
      Hicks, Karen, E1533 [19JY]
      Monif, Rex, E1533 [19JY]
      Sumida, Gerald K., E2042 [6OC]




ABERDEEN, MD

  Remarks in House
      Dept. of Defense: tribute to Aberdeen Test Center, E2247 [3NO]




ABERDEEN, NJ

  Remarks in House
      Firefighters: anniversary of Ladies Auxiliary Aberdeen Township 
        Hose & Chemical Co. No. 1, E1187 [9JN]




ABERDEEN, SD

  Remarks in Senate
      Northern State University: tribute to marching band, S28 [4JA]




ABILENE, KS

  Remarks in House
      Zutavern, John: League of Kansas Municipalities Excellence in 
        Local Government award recipient, E2182 [27OC]




ABILENE, TX

  Bills and resolutions
      Abilene Christian University: anniversary (see H. Res. 531), 
        H9641 [3NO]
  Remarks in House
      Abilene Christian University: anniversary, E2099 [17OC]




ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

  Bills and resolutions
      Anniversary (see H. Res. 531), H9641 [3NO]
  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E2099 [17OC]




ABILITY CENTER OF GREATER TOLEDO

  Letters
      Nomination of William H. Pryor, Jr., to be circuit judge, S6261 
        [9JN]




ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA

  Remarks in House
      America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth: 100 Best Communities 
        for Young People award recipient, E2193 [27OC]




ABOLISHING AVIATION BARRIERS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1599), S9468 [29JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1599), S9519 [29JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1599, provisions, S9519 [29JY]




ABORTION

  Amendments
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (H.R. 748), 
        H2606, H2607, H2609 [27AP], H3082 [10MY]
      ------prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (H.R. 748), 
        consideration (H. Res. 236), H2573 [27AP]
  Analyses
      Biography of a Bad Statistic--Abortions Rising Under Bush? Not 
        True. How That False Claim Came To Be--and Lives On: Annenberg 
        Political Fact Check (organization), E1121 [26MY]
  Articles and editorials
      GOP Probes Non-Destructive Cell Research, H5734 [12JY]
      House Divided Against Itself, H2997 [5MY]
      Lawmakers Wary of Backup Stem Cell Bill, H5735 [12JY]
      Ready or Not? Human ES Cells Head Towards the Clinic, S9327 
        [29JY]
      Scientists Claim To Find Cells That Restore Egg Production, 
        S9216 [28JY], S9328 [29JY]
      Stem Cell Debate, H3834 [24MY]
      Stem Cell Legislation Is at Risk, H5735 [12JY]
      Stem Cells Without Embryos?, H5735 [12JY]
      Stem-Cell Therapy--Hope and Hype, S9216 [28JY]
      Still Waiting Their Turn, S9328 [29JY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Bennett, William J.: condemn remarks linking crime rates with 
        the abortion of African American babies (see S. Res. 262), 
        S10797 [30SE] (see H. Res. 473), H8643 [29SE]
      Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act: characterization of 
        Democratic amendments contained in the Committee on the 
        Judiciary (House) report (see H. Res. 253), H2880 [3MY]
      Children and youth: establish certain requirements relative to 
        provision of services to minors by certain family planning 
        projects (see S. 1279), S6910 [21JN] (see H.R. 3011), H4895 
        [21JN]
      Civil liberties: protect lives of born and unborn persons (see 
        H.R. 552), H350 [2FE]
      Constitutional amendments: right to life (see H.J. Res. 4), H79 
        [4JA]
      Courts: restrict Federal court jurisdiction over abortion-
        related cases by establishing that human life begins at 
        conception (see H.R. 776), H583 [10FE]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see S. 8), 
        S142 [24JA] (see S. 396, 403), S1513 [16FE] (see H.R. 748), 
        H581 [10FE]
      ------prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (H.R. 748), 
        consideration (see H. Res. 236), H2548 [26AP]
      Dept. of Defense: require emergency contraception to be 
        available at all military health care treatment facilities 
        (see H.R. 2635), H4073 [25MY]
      Families and domestic relations: require parental notification 
        and intervention for minors seeking an abortion (see H.R. 
        2971), H4721 [17JN]
      FDA: prohibit the approval of any drug that infringes the right 
        to life (see H.R. 3553), H7558 [28JY]
      ------withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (see S. 
        511), S2004 [3MR] (see H.R. 1079), H981 [3MR]
      Foreign aid: prohibit application of restrictive eligibility 
        requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations based on 
        provision of certain health services (see H.R. 4465), H11219 
        [7DE]
      Foreign Assistance Act: improve voluntary family planning 
        programs in developing countries (see H.R. 4188), H9472 [1NO]
      Golden Venture (vessel): adjust status of certain aliens who 
        were aboard the immigrant-smuggling ship (see H.R. 1180), 
        H1025 [8MR]
      Health: authorize use of Federal funds for research on human 
        embryonic stem cells irrespective of date derived (see H.R. 
        162), H76 [4JA]
      ------ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully informed 
        relative to pain experienced by the unborn child (see S. 51), 
        S143 [24JA] (see H.R. 356), H195 [25JA]
      ------expand access to preventive health care services that help 
        reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions 
        and improve access to women's health care (see S. 20), S142 
        [24JA] (see S. 844), S3897 [19AP] (see H.R. 1709), H2149 
        [19AP]
      ------expand applicability of laws preventing governmental 
        discrimination against health care entities who refuse to 
        perform or provide training in performing abortions (see S. 
        1983), S12607 [9NO]
      ------prevent Federal infringement on State or private programs 
        funding embryonic stem cell research (see H. Con. Res. 166), 
        H3893 [24MY]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (see S. 471), 
        S1794 [28FE] (see H.R. 810), H628 [15FE]
      NIH: conduct and support research for the derivation and use of 
        human pluripotent stem cells by means that will not create or 
        harm human embryos (see S. 1557), S9466 [29JY] (see H.R. 
        3144), H5600 [30JN]
      ------expand, intensify, and coordinate activities regarding 
        qualifying adult stem cell research (see H.R. 2541), H3768 
        [23MY]
      Population: prohibit any Federal official from expending any 
        Federal funds for any population control or population 
        planning program or any family planning activity (see H.R. 
        777), H583 [10FE]
      Women: constitutional amendment on equality of rights and 
        reproductive rights (see H.J. Res. 31), H941 [2MR]
      ------prohibit certain late-term abortions (see H.R. 3746), 
        H7860 [13SE]
      ------repeal law that gags doctors and denies women information 
        and referrals concerning their reproductive health options 
        (see S. 839), S3897 [19AP]
  Essays
      Enticingly Close . . . Yet Painfully Far: Brooke Ellison, H3850 
        [24MY]
  Excerpts
      Mexico City Policy on International Family Planning Programs 
        Implementation Reports: Congressional Research Service, S3183 
        [5AP]
      Newspaper editorial comments on H.R. 810, Stem Cell Research 
        Enhancement Act, H3836 [24MY]
  Letters
      Respect for Life Pluripotent Stem Cell Act: James F. Battey, 
        Jr., NIH, H5733 [12JY]
      Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act: James F. Battey, Jr., Dept. 
        of HHS, H3755 [23MY]
      ------Kelsea King, H3829 [24MY]
      ------several scientists and medical doctors, H3847 [24MY]
      ------several university professors, H3879 [24MY]
      U.S. contribution to U.N. Population Fund relative to family 
        planning activities in the People's Republic of China: Colin 
        L. Powell, Dept. of State, H4597-H4599 [16JN]
  Lists
      Benefits of stem cells to human patients--adult stem cells v. 
        embryonic cells, S9217 [28JY]
      Diseases and conditions treatable with stem cells, S9326 [29JY]
      New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology Stem Cell 
        Research Grant recipients, E2616 [19DE]
      Studies on versatility of adult stem cells for stem cell 
        research, H3837 [24MY]
  Motions
      Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act: characterization of 
        Democratic amendments contained in the Committee on the 
        Judiciary (House) report (H. Res. 253), H2777 [3MY]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (H.R. 748), 
        H2614 [27AP]
  Press releases
      House Republicans Arrogance Unchecked: Representative Slaughter, 
        H3083 [10MY]
  Proposals
      Committee on the Judiciary (House) characterization of 
        Democratic amendments in report on H.R. 748, Child Interstate 
        Abortion Notification Act, H2702 [28AP]
  Remarks in House
      Armed Forces: performance of abortions at overseas military 
        medical facilities, H3922, H4009-H4013 [25MY]
      Bennett, William J.: condemn remarks linking crime rates with 
        the abortion of African American babies, H8629 [29SE]
      ------condemn remarks linking crime rates with the abortion of 
        African American babies (H. Res. 473), H8631 [29SE], H8799 
        [7OC]
      Center for Reproductive Rights: release of documents on abortion 
        legalization strategies, E340 [2MR]
      Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act: characterization of 
        Democratic amendments contained in the Committee on the 
        Judiciary (House) report, H2563-H2572 [27AP], H2702 [28AP], 
        H2779 [3MY], H2985, H2986, H2990, H2996, H2997 [5MY], H3079-
        H3084 [10MY]
      ------characterization of Democratic amendments contained in the 
        Committee on the Judiciary (House) report (H. Res. 253), 
        H2768-H2778 [3MY], E903 [5MY]
      Civil liberties: pro choice versus right to life, H11473 [13DE]
      ------protect lives of born and unborn persons (H.R. 552), E144 
        [2FE]
      Courts: restrict Federal court jurisdiction over abortion-
        related cases by establishing that human life begins at 
        conception (H.R. 776), E214 [10FE]
      Crime: exempt certain family members and clergy from prohibition 
        on taking minors across State lines to avoid State laws 
        requiring parental notification of abortions, H2567, H2570, 
        H2572, H2609-H2612 [27AP]
      ------exempt persons from prohibition on taking minors across 
        State lines to avoid State laws requiring parental 
        notification of abortions in cases of incest, H2569 [27AP]
      ------exempt taxi and bus drivers and certain health care 
        professionals from prohibition on taking minors across State 
        lines to avoid State laws requiring parental notification of 
        abortions, H2607-H2609 [27AP]
      ------prohibit a parent who caused a minor to become pregnant 
        from suing anyone taking the minor across State lines to avoid 
        State laws requiring parental notification of abortions, H2614 
        [27AP]
      ------prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (H.R. 748), 
        H1900, H1943 [13AP], H2481 [26AP], H2555, H2556, H2593-H2616 
        [27AP], E813, E814, E817, E831 [28AP]
      ------prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (H.R. 748), 
        amendment process, H2450 [21AP]
      ------prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (H.R. 748), 
        consideration (H. Res. 236), H2562-H2573 [27AP]
      FDA: withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug, H6209 
        [21JY]
      ------withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (H.R. 
        1079), H1332 [10MR], E357 [3MR]
      Health: ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully informed 
        relative to pain experienced by the unborn child (H.R. 356), 
        H175 [25JA]
      ------expand access to preventive health care services that help 
        reduce unintended pregnancy and the number of abortions, H2570 
        [27AP], H5032 [23JN]
      ------expand access to preventive health care services that help 
        reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions 
        and improve access to women's health care (H.R. 1709), H2556 
        [27AP], E707 [20AP]
      ------expand applicability of laws preventing governmental 
        discrimination against health care entities who refuse to 
        perform abortions or make referrals regarding abortion 
        services, H176 [25JA], H5032 [23JN]
      ------prevent Federal infringement on State or private programs 
        funding embryonic stem cell research (H. Con. Res. 166), H3849 
        [24MY]
      ------provide for adult stem cell research, H721 [17FE], H3203 
        [12MY], H3548, H3551 [18MY]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research, H3167 [11MY]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (H.R. 810), H3116 
        [11MY], H3441 [18MY], H3746, H3749-H3756 [23MY], H3773, H3774, 
        H3775, H3799-H3852, H3879 [24MY], H3900, H4056 [25MY], H4179-
        H4184 [7JN], H5730 [12JY], H7604-H7608 [29JY], H12067, H12069 
        [17DE], E1096 [25MY], E1200 [9JN], E1268 [17JN]
      India: condemn use of sex selection technologies to identify a 
        female fetus for abortion, H10234 [16NO]
      March for Life: commend marchers and recognize the right to 
        life, H144 [25JA], E104 [26JA]
      New Jersey: State human embryonic stem cell research grants, 
        H12072 [17DE], E2616 [19DE]
      NIH: conduct and support research for the derivation and use of 
        human pluripotent stem cells by means that will not create or 
        harm human embryos (H.R. 2574), H5728 [12JY]
      ------conduct and support research for the derivation and use of 
        human pluripotent stem cells by means that will not create or 
        harm human embryos (H.R. 3144)-H5733 [12JY], H5888 [14JY], 
        H7604-H7608 [29JY]
      Population: prohibit any Federal official from expending any 
        Federal funds for any population control or population 
        planning program or any family planning activity (H.R. 777), 
        E214 [10FE]
      Rate, E1121 [26MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Armed Forces: provide for parental involvement in abortions of 
        dependent children of members, S12562, S12563 [9NO]
      Bankruptcy: nondischargeability of debts incurred as a result of 
        abortion clinic protests, S2203-S2215 [8MR]
      Civil liberties: pro choice versus right to life relative to 
        unborn disabled children, S10531-S10534 [28SE]
      Committee on the Judiciary (Senate): history of hearings on 
        Supreme Court nominees, S10467-S10469 [27SE]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (H.R. 748), 
        S7924 [1JY], S8090 [11JY]
      ------prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (S. 403), 
        S1577 [16FE], S1694 [17FE]
      Democratic Party: national agenda, S110 [24JA]
      FDA: withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (S. 
        511), S2020 [3MR]
      Foreign aid: global gag rule issued as executive order to deny 
        U.S. funds to overseas health clinics that use private monies 
        to fund abortions, S14176 [20DE]
      ------international family planning programs restrictions 
        relative to abortion, S3177-S3185, S3189, S3190 [5AP]
      Health: ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully informed 
        relative to pain experienced by the unborn child (S. 51), 
        S512-S514, S536 [26JA]
      ------expand access to preventive health care services that help 
        reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions 
        and improve access to women's health care, S2916, S2934 [17MR]
      ------expand access to preventive health care services that help 
        reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions 
        and improve access to women's health care (S. 20), S111 
        [24JA], S6222 [8JN]
      ------expand access to preventive health care services that help 
        reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions 
        and improve access to women's health care (S. 844), S3957 
        [19AP], S4038 [20AP]
      ------expand applicability of laws preventing governmental 
        discrimination against health care entities who refuse to 
        perform abortions or make referrals regarding abortion 
        services, S4217-S4219 [25AP], S4254 [26AP]
      ------expand applicability of laws preventing governmental 
        discrimination against health care entities who refuse to 
        perform or provide training in performing abortions (S. 1983), 
        S12614 [9NO]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research, S6905 [21JN], 
        S9323-S9330 [29JY]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (H.R. 810), 
        S5831-S5833, S5840 [24MY], S6003, S6065 [26MY], S6111 [6JN], 
        S6137 [7JN], S6279 [9JN], S9215, S9216 [28JY], S13637-S13640 
        [15DE], S13746 [16DE]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (H.R. 810), 
        unanimous-consent request, S9204-S9207 [28JY]
      Hurricanes: ensure that prohibition on discrimination on the 
        basis of sex is applied in an abortion-neutral manner relative 
        to elementary and secondary education assistance to students 
        and schools impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S14249 [21DE]
      March for Life: commend marchers and recognize the right to 
        life, S138 [24JA]
      Women: global improvement of access to quality health care 
        relative to reproductive and sexual health and HIV/AIDS 
        prevention and treatment, S2289 [8MR]
      ------protection of reproductive rights, S6135-S6138 [7JN]
      ------repeal law that gags doctors and denies women information 
        and referrals concerning their reproductive health options (S. 
        839), S3957 [19AP], S4038 [20AP]
  Reports
      Child Custody Protection Act: Committee on the Judiciary (House) 
        (105th Congress), H2571 [27AP]
      ------Committee on the Judiciary (House) (106th Congress), H2570 
        [27AP]
      ------Committee on the Judiciary (House) (107th Congress), H2570 
        [27AP]
  Reports filed
      Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act: Committee on the 
        Judiciary (House) (H.R. 748) (H. Rept. 109-51), H2469 [21AP], 
        H3051 [5MY]
      Consideration of H.R. 748, Child Interstate Abortion 
        Notification Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 236) (H. 
        Rept. 109-56), H2548 [26AP]
  Statements
      Expand Applicability of Laws Preventing Governmental 
        Discrimination Against Health Care Entities Who Refuse To 
        Perform or Provide Training in Performing Abortions: Senator 
        Boxer, S4221-S4223 [25AP]
      Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act: Executive Office of the 
        President, S5833 [24MY]
  Tables
      Polls on requiring parental involvement in minors' abortions, 
        S5432 [18MY]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 236, consideration of H.R. 748, Child Interstate 
        Abortion Notification Act, H2562 [27AP]
      H. Res. 253, characterization of Democratic amendments to Child 
        Interstate Abortion Notification Act contained in the 
        Committee on the Judiciary (House) report, H2768 [3MY]
      H.R. 748, Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, H2606 
        [27AP]
      H.R. 810, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, H3809 [24MY]
      H.R. 3144, Respect for Life Pluripotent Stem Cell Act, H5730 
        [12JY]
      S. 20, Prevention First Act, S210-S214 [24JA]
      S. 511, RU-486 Suspension and Review Act, S2020 [3MR]
      S. 1983, Abortion Non-Discrimination Act, S12615 [9NO]
      S. Res. 262, condemn remarks of William J. Bennett linking crime 
        rates with the abortion of African American babies, S10805 
        [30SE]




ABORTION NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1983), S12607 [9NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1983), S12614 [9NO]
  Texts of
      S. 1983, provisions, S12615 [9NO]




ABRAHAM LINCOLN (U.S.S.)

  Remarks in House
      Carrier Strike Group: tribute, H946 [3MR]




ABRAHAM LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL 1-CENT COIN REDESIGN ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 341), S1259 [10FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 341), S1262 [10FE]
  Texts of
      S. 341, provisions, S1262 [10FE]




ABRAMOFF, JACK

  Articles and editorials
      Ex-White House Aide Indicted in Abramoff Case, H8727 [6OC]
  Remarks in House
      Bush, President: evaluation of competence and ethics of 
        political appointees, H9108 [26OC]




ABRAMOWITZ, YOSEF I.

  Statements
      Jewish Social Action Month, S12347 [3NO]




ABRAMS, FLOYD

  Articles and editorials
      Justice Before Politics, H4832 [21JN]




ABRAMS, HERBERT K.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2356 [15NO]




ABREU, NICOLAS

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1181 [9JN]




ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 245), S739 [1FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 245), S750-S752 [1FE]
  Summaries
      International Climate Change Task Force Recommendations, S752 
        [1FE]




ABYSSINIAN DEVELOPMENT CORP.

  Articles and editorials
      Harlem Renaissance Day of Committment, E1149 [7JN]
  Remarks in House
      Harlem Renaissance Day of Committment: tribute, E1149 [7JN]




ACADEMIC FAMILY MEDICINE ADVOCACY ALLIANCE

  Letters
      Community and Rural Medical Residency Preservation Act, S13378 
        [18NO]




ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES

  Remarks in House
      Motion pictures: tribute to ``Autism Is a World'' documentary, 
        E203 [9FE]




ACADIA NATIONAL PARK ADVISORY COMMISSION

  Amendments
      Acadia National Park: acquire certain private lands, provide an 
        intermodal transportation center, and extend the advisory 
        commission (S. 1154), S13053 [16NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Acadia National Park: acquire certain private lands, provide an 
        intermodal transportation center, and extend the advisory 
        commission (see S. 1154), S6021 [26MY] (see H.R. 2692), H4140 
        [26MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Acadia National Park: acquire certain private lands, provide an 
        intermodal transportation center, and extend the advisory 
        commission (S. 1154), S6052 [26MY], S13053 [16NO]
  Reports filed
      Acadia National Park Improvement Act: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 1154) (S. Rept. 109-151), 
        S11558 [19OC]
  Texts of
      S. 1154, Acadia National Park Improvement Act, S13054 [16NO]




ACADIA NATIONAL PARK IMPROVEMENT ACT

  Amendments
      Enact (S. 1154), S13053 [16NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1154), S13053 [16NO]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) 
        (S. 1154) (S. Rept. 109-151), S11558 [19OC]
  Texts of
      S. 1154, provisions, S13054 [16NO]




ACADIANA, LA

  Lists
      Regent Broadcasting Corp., best teachers in the Acadiana, LA, 
        area honorees, E2362 [15NO]
  Remarks in House
      Regent Broadcasting Corp.: tribute to best teachers honorees, 
        E2362 [15NO]




ACCESS, COMPASSION, CARE, AND ETHICS FOR SERIOUSLY ILL PATIENTS 
    (ACCESS) ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1956), S12353 [3NO]
  Texts of
      S. 1956, provisions, S12355-S12357 [3NO]




ACCESS TO LEGAL PHARMACEUTICALS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 809), S3653 [14AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 809), S3685 [14AP]
  Texts of
      S. 809, provisions, S3685 [14AP]




ACCESSING COLLEGE THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE EARLY OUTREACH AND STATE 
    PARTNERSHIPS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1029), S5071 [12MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1029), S5160 [12MY]
  Texts of
      S. 1029, provisions, S5161-S5163 [12MY]




ACE, GARY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E174 [8FE]




ACE, RON

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1284 [20JN]




ACERS, EBBY HALLIDAY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2418 [18NO]




ACEVEDO, DANIEL

  Bills and resolutions
      Relief (see H.R. 3695), H7742 [7SE]




ACEVEDO, SAUL

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E624 [12AP]




ACKERMAN, GARY L. (a Representative from New York)

  Amendments
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 2601), H6056 
        [19JY]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud: condemn anti-Israel sentiments (see H. 
        Res. 523), H9426 [28OC] (see H. Res. 601), H11654 [14DE]
      Alaska: provide additional protections for National Forest 
        System lands (see H.R. 1155), H1023 [8MR]
      Albania: ensure that parliamentary elections are conducted in 
        accordance with international standards for free and fair 
        elections (see H. Con. Res. 155), H4487 [14JN]
      American Jewish History Month: observance (see H. Con. Res. 
        315), H11654 [14DE]
      Amo Houghton Bypass: designate a segment of Interstate 86 near 
        Corning, NY (see H.R. 795), H586 [14FE]
      Amtrak: authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 1630), H3056 [5MY]
      Anti-Slavery Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 90), 
        H989 [7MR]
      Archbishop Iakovos: tribute (see H. Res. 325), H6108 [19JY]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 567), H351 [2FE]
      Armed Forces: allow active duty personnel to withdraw an 
        election not to participate in the program of educational 
        assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill (see H.R. 3195), H6107 
        [19JY]
      ------enhance readiness by replacing current policy concerning 
        homosexuality, referred to as ``Don't Ask, Don't Tell'', with 
        a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual 
        orientation (see H.R. 1059), H940 [2MR]
      ------ensure that Reserve components are able to maintain 
        adequate retention and recruitment levels by protecting the 
        financial security of the families of activated members (see 
        H.R. 838), H2978 [4MY]
      ------establish an allowance to cover the cost of premiums for 
        Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance coverage for members 
        serving in Iraq or Afghanistan (see H.R. 666), H1779 [5AP]
      ------improve benefits for members, veterans, and their 
        dependents and survivors (see H.R. 2131), H3052 [5MY]
      ------increase death gratuity (see H.R. 292), H197 [25JA]
      ------provide a temporary increase in the minimum end strength 
        levels for active duty personnel and Special Operation Forces 
        (see H.R. 1666), H2101 [14AP]
      Armenia: ensure U.S. foreign policy reflects understanding of 
        issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide 
        documented in records relative to the Armenian Genocide (see 
        H. Res. 316), H4723 [17JN]
      Asia: express sympathy and pledge support to victims of 
        earthquake that struck South Asia (see H. Res. 492), H8846 
        [17OC]
      Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: observance (see H. Res. 
        280), H3435 [17MY]
      Assault weapons: reauthorize ban on production of assault 
        weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (see 
        H.R. 1312), H3695 [19MY]
      Association of University Teachers: condemn recent vote by 
        British trade union to boycott Bar-Ilan University and the 
        University of Haifa (see H. Res. 279), H3331 [16MY]
      Azerbaijan: call for free and fair parliamentary elections (see 
        H. Res. 326), H5964 [18JY]
      Barry, John: recognize as first flag officer of the U.S. Navy 
        (see H.J. Res. 38), H1694 [17MR]
      Bosnia and Herzegovina: anniversary of massacre at Srebrenica 
        (see H. Res. 199), H4188 [7JN]
      Braille, Louis: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 2872), H8342 
        [22SE]
      Bruckenthal, Nathan: urge the Coast Guard to name an appropriate 
        vessel in honor (see H. Con. Res. 151), H5604 [30JN]
      Brumidi, Constantino: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 91), H1697 
        [17MR]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (see H.J. Res. 52), H4142 [26MY]
      Cambodia: honor victims of genocide and establish an 
        international criminal tribunal to bring the perpetrators of 
        the genocide to justice (see H. Con. Res. 238), H7950 [14SE]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: acceptance by Committee on the 
        Library (Joint) of a bust of Sojourner Truth and display of 
        the bust in the Capitol rotunda (see H.R. 4510), H11880 [15DE]
      Capitol Police: suspend temporarily the mandatory separation of 
        members by reason of age or years of service (see H.R. 3979), 
        H9696 [4NO]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: extend compliance 
        threshold used to determine eligibility of hospitals for 
        designation as an inpatient rehabilitation facility (see H.R. 
        3373), H6326 [21JY]
      Central Asia: encourage countries to accelerate democratic 
        reforms and fulfill human rights obligations (see H. Con. Res. 
        31), H236 [26JA]
      Chavez, Cesar E.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1365), H1780 [5AP]
      Chen Shui-bian: U.S. visit (see H. Con. Res. 237), H8090 [15SE]
      Children and youth: establish a grant program to provide 
        comprehensive eye examinations (see H.R. 2238), H3695 [19MY]
      ------provide assistance for orphans and other vulnerable 
        children in developing countries (see H.R. 1409), H5741 [12JY]
      China, People's Republic of: condemn the system of forced labor 
        prison camps used as a tool for supression (see H. Con. Res. 
        294), H10227 [15NO]
      Classified information: request Dept. of Defense to transmit 
        documents relative to disclosure of identity and employment of 
        Valerie Plame (see H. Res. 417), H7613 [29JY]
      ------request Dept. of Justice to transmit documents relative to 
        disclosure of identity and employment of Valerie Plame (see H. 
        Res. 420), H7862 [13SE]
      ------request Dept. of State to transmit documents relative to 
        disclosure of identity and employment of Valerie Plame (see H. 
        Res. 419), H7613 [29JY]
      ------request Executive Office of the President and other 
        executive departments to transmit documents relative to 
        disclosure of identity and employment of Valerie Plame (see H. 
        Res. 363), H6381 [22JY]
      ------request Executive Office of the President to transmit 
        documents relative to disclosure of identity and employment of 
        Valerie Plame (see H. Res. 418), H7613 [29JY]
      ------request the Executive Office of the President and direct 
        the Dept. of State to transmit documents relative to the White 
        House Iraq Group (see H. Res. 505), H9556 [2NO]
      Climate: request documents from the President on the anticipated 
        effects of climate change on coastal regions of the U.S. (see 
        H. Res. 515), H9276 [26OC]
      Clinton, William J.: tribute (see H. Res. 329), H5964 [18JY]
      Computers: develop and deploy technologies to defeat Internet 
        jamming (see H.R. 2216), H3112 [10MY]
      Consumers: extend certain protections to international 
        remittance transfers of funds originating in the U.S. (see 
        H.R. 928), H793 [17FE]
      Contraceptives: establish a public education and awareness 
        program relative to emergency contraception (see H.R. 3326), 
        H5963 [18JY]
      Corporal Jason L. Dunham Post Office, Scio, NY: designate (see 
        H.R. 4515), H11503 [13DE]
      Courts: modify the prohibition on recognition of certain rights 
        relative to certain marks, trade names, or commercial names 
        (see H.R. 1689), H4073 [25MY]
      CPSC: issue regulations mandating child-resistant closures on 
        all portable gasoline containers (see H.R. 4023), H8807 [7OC]
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (see H.R. 2662), H4138 
        [26MY]
      ------provide penalties for trafficking in counterfeit marks 
        (see H.R. 32), H286 [1FE]
      ------require that recommended national protocol for sexual 
        assault medical forensic examinations include a recommendation 
        that rape victims be offered information about emergency 
        contraceptives (see H.R. 1214), H1847 [6AP]
      ------strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting (see H.R. 
        817), H3894 [24MY]
      Cuba: anniversary of human rights crackdown (see H. Con. Res. 
        81), H984 [3MR]
      ------call for release of political prisoners, legalize 
        political parties and free elections, urge European Union to 
        reexamine policy, and support a U.N. resolution on ending 
        human rights violations (see H. Res. 388), H7614 [29JY]
      Dalai Lama: award a Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 4562), 
        H11879 [15DE]
      Davis-Bacon Act: reinstate application of the wage requirements 
        to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see H.R. 3763), H7947 [14SE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: strengthen ability to regulate pet 
        industry (see H.R. 2669), H9556 [2NO]
      Dept. of Defense: establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field 
        Manual on Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for 
        interrogation of detainees and prohibit torture or cruel, 
        inhuman, or degrading treatment of enemy POW (see H.R. 3985), 
        H11110 [6DE]
      ------expedite success of U.S. in Iraq (see H. Con. Res. 184), 
        H8736 [6OC]
      Dept. of Education: make grants to educational organizations for 
        Holocaust educational programs (see H.R. 4604), H12048 [16DE]
      ------recruit, select, train, and support a national teachers 
        corps in underserved communities (see H.R. 3334), H11110 [6DE]
      Dept. of HHS: reauthorize Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical 
        Education Program (see H.R. 1246), H7613 [29JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: issue regulations requiring turbojet 
        aircraft of air carriers to be equipped with missile defense 
        systems (see H.R. 2780), H4561 [15JN]
      Dept. of HUD: maintain Community Development Block Grant Program 
        administration (see H. Con. Res. 108), H2395 [20AP]
      Dept. of the Navy: redesignate as the Dept. of the Navy and 
        Marine Corps (see H.R. 34), H286 [1FE]
      Dept. of the Treasury: extend Terrorism Risk Insurance Program 
        (see H.R. 1153), H5741 [12JY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: repeal the offset from surviving 
        spouse annuities under the military Survivor Benefit Plan for 
        amounts paid as dependency and indemnity compensation (see 
        H.R. 808), H6107 [19JY]
      Developing countries: make access to safe water and sanitation a 
        specific policy objective of U.S. foreign assistance programs 
        (see H.R. 1973), H9426 [28OC]
      Disasters: express sympathy and pledge support for victims of 
        the earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa (see H. Res. 12), H79 [4JA]
      ------require Federal, State, and local agencies to comply with 
        public health, environmental, and environmental justice laws 
        and regulations (see H. Res. 477), H9642 [3NO]
      Discrimination: prohibit on the basis of genetic information 
        relative to insurance and employment (see H.R. 1227), H3695 
        [19MY]
      Diseases: expand research, prevention, and awareness activities 
        relative to inflammatory bowel disease (see H.R. 3616), H11880 
        [15DE]
      ------improve preparation for an influenza pandemic, including 
        an avian influenza pandemic (see H.R. 4062), H8846 [17OC] (see 
        H.R. 4603), H12048 [16DE]
      ------promote initiatives to develop an HIV vaccine (see H. Res. 
        286), H4401 [13JN]
      District of Columbia: provide full voting representation in 
        Congress (see H.R. 398), H7861 [13SE]
      Drugs: expand the scope of information required for the data 
        bank on clinical trials for drugs (see H.R. 3196), H8919 
        [18OC]
      ------lift the patient limitation on prescribing drug addiction 
        treatments by medical practitioners in group practices (see 
        H.R. 869), H718 [16FE]
      Ecology and environment: enforce certain environmental laws, 
        expand the definition of environmental justice, and direct 
        each Federal agency to establish an Environmental Justice 
        Office (see H.R. 1648), H5638 [11JY]
      Education: improve graduation rates by making grants to improve 
        adolescent literacy (see H.R. 547), H349 [2FE]
      ------improve recruitment, preparation, distribution, and 
        retention of public elementary and secondary school teachers 
        and principals (see H.R. 2835), H9472 [1NO]
      ------provide adequate and equitable educational opportunities 
        for students in State public school systems (see H.R. 2178), 
        H3054 [5MY]
      Egypt: call for judicial supervision and international 
        monitoring of parliamentary elections, divestiture of 
        governmental holdings in the media, and allow peaceful 
        political activities (see H. Con. Res. 284), H9362 [27OC]
      ------express concern regarding arrest of Ayman Nour and support 
        for continued progress toward democracy (see H. Con. Res. 78), 
        H797 [17FE] (see H. Con. Res. 82), H983 [3MR]
      El Salvador: commemorate lives and work of certain religious 
        workers executed by members of the military in 1980 (see H. 
        Res. 458), H9427 [28OC]
      Employment: extend trade adjustment assistance to service 
        workers (see H.R. 4156), H9361 [27OC]
      ERISA: impose a moratorium on terminations of certain plans in 
        cases in which reorganization of contributing sponsors is 
        sought in bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings (see H.R. 
        2327), H3436 [17MY]
      ------improve disclosure of the funding status of pension plans 
        (see H.R. 2321), H4074 [25MY]
      ------provide emergency protection for retiree health benefits 
        (see H.R. 1322), H3436 [17MY]
      European Union: urge addition of Hezbollah (terrorist 
        organization) to list of terrorist organizations (see H. Res. 
        101), H630 [15FE]
      FAA: designate certain functions performed at flight service 
        stations as inherently governmental functions (see H.R. 1474), 
        H1777 [5AP]
      ------issue final regulation to mitigate center wing fuel tank 
        flammability in transport category aircraft (see H.R. 4174), 
        H9425 [28OC]
      FCC: prohibit imposing penalties for indecent broadcasts by 
        cable television providers, satellite carriers, Internet, or 
        non-broadcast providers (see H.R. 1440), H1780 [5AP]
      FDA: determine whether to allow marketing of emergency-
        contraceptive drug Plan B as a prescription drug for women 15 
        or younger and a nonprescription drug for women 16 or older 
        (see H.R. 4229), H9641 [3NO]
      ------provide with certain authority to regulate tobacco 
        products (see H.R. 1376), H1970 [13AP]
      Federal employees: amend the definition of a law enforcement 
        officer to include certain positions relative to retirement 
        benefits (see H.R. 1002), H1779 [5AP]
      ------increase the Government contribution for Federal employee 
        health insurance (see H.R. 633), H410 [8FE]
      ------index deferred annuities and provide survivor annuities to 
        spouses of former employees entitled to a deferred annuity who 
        died after leaving the Government before establishing a claim 
        (see H.R. 2517), H4401 [13JN]
      ------provide a real estate stock index investment option under 
        the Thrift Savings Plan (see H.R. 1578), H12050 [16DE]
      Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: coverage of 
        acupuncturist services (see H.R. 818), H629 [15FE]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: establish recall authority 
        for drugs and increase criminal penalties for sale or trade of 
        knowingly adulterated or misbranded prescription drugs (see 
        H.R. 2345), H11504 [13DE]
      ------reduce human exposure to mercury through vaccines (see 
        H.R. 881), H1896 [12AP]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: extend authorization of 
        appropriations for Long Island Sound (see H.R. 3963), H8643 
        [29SE]
      Financial institutions: protect innocent parties from certain 
        fees imposed by depository institutions for dishonored checks 
        (see H.R. 2643), H4073 [25MY]
      Foreign aid: prohibit application of restrictive eligibility 
        requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations based on 
        provision of certain health services (see H.R. 4465), H11219 
        [7DE]
      Foreign policy: advance democracy, individual freedom, religious 
        freedom, and human rights globally, strengthen alliances, and 
        increase funding for groups and individuals promoting 
        democracy (see H.R. 1133), H2880 [3MY]
      Forest Service: protection of certain roadless areas (see H.R. 
        3563), H7558 [28JY]
      Forests: eliminate commercial logging on public lands and 
        facilitate the economic recovery and diversification of 
        communities dependent on the Federal logging program (see H.R. 
        3420), H6431 [25JY]
      Frank, Anne: confer honorary citizenship (see H.J. Res. 48), 
        H3055 [5MY]
      Gerard A. Fiorenza Post Office Building, Massapequa, NY: 
        designate (see H.R. 3934), H8513 [28SE]
      Gold Star Mothers Day: support goals and ideals (see H.J. Res. 
        61), H7744 [7SE]
      Government: require notification to Congress of certain 
        contracts, and prohibit unauthorized expenditure of funds for 
        publicity or propaganda purposes (see H.R. 373), H413 [8FE]
      Guam War Claims Review Commission: implement recommendations 
        (see H.R. 1595), H9276 [26OC]
      Hariri, Rafik: tribute (see H. Res. 91), H720 [16FE]
      Health: conduct vaccine awareness campaign, ensure sufficient 
        vaccine supply, prepare for pandemic or epidemic, and 
        encourage vaccine production capacity relative to influenza 
        (see H.R. 813), H1779 [5AP]
      ------expand access to preventive health care services that help 
        reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions 
        and improve access to women's health care (see H.R. 1709), 
        H7564 [28JY]
      ------provide for arthritis research and public health (see H.R. 
        583), H1779 [5AP]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (see H.R. 810), 
        H628 [15FE]
      ------reduce adolescent pregnancy, HIV rates, and other sexually 
        transmitted diseases (see H.R. 768), H583 [10FE] (see H.R. 
        2553), H3768 [23MY]
      Health care professionals: clarify responsibilities of a 
        pharmacy when a staff pharmacist refuses to fill a valid 
        prescription for a drug on the basis of religious beliefs or 
        moral convictions (see H.R. 1652), H3436 [17MY]
      ------tribute to career and volunteer emergency medical 
        technicians and paramedics (see H. Res. 301), H4142 [26MY]
      Heinz Ahlmeyer, Jr., Post Office Building, Pearl River, NY: 
        designate (see H.R. 3548), H7558 [28JY]
      Help America Vote Act: require a voter-verified permanent record 
        or hardcopy (see H.R. 550), H942 [2MR]
      Hinduism: issue postage stamp in commemoration of the Diwali 
        festival (see H. Res. 223), H9556 [2NO]
      ------recognize the holiday of Diwali (see H. Res. 548), H10157 
        [10NO]
      History: acknowledge African descendants of the transatlantic 
        slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and work to 
        improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin 
        America and the Caribbean (see H. Con. Res. 175), H5252 [27JN]
      ------anniversary of ratification of constitutional amendment on 
        abolition of slavery (see H. Res. 196), H11221 [7DE]
      Holocaust: commend countries and organizations marking 
        anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp and 
        strengthen fight against racism, intolerance, bigotry, 
        prejudice, discrimination, and anti-Semitism (see H. Res. 39), 
        H196 [25JA]
      ------observe anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death 
        camp and honor victims of the Holocaust (see H. Con. Res. 19), 
        H141 [20JA]
      Hospitals: provide emergency contraceptives to women who are 
        survivors of sexual assault (see H.R. 2928), H7565 [28JY]
      House Rules: amend procedures of Committee on Standards of 
        Official Conduct (House) (see H. Res. 131), H1510 [15MR]
      Housing: support goal of increased homeownership in the U.S. and 
        recognize the importance of homeownership programs, fair 
        lending laws, and fair housing laws in achieving that goal 
        (see H. Con. Res. 107), H2151 [19AP]
      Hungary: recognize anniversary of Hungarian Revolution and 
        reaffirm friendship between the people and governments of the 
        U.S. and Hungary (see H. Res. 479), H9963 [7NO]
      Hunting and trapping: prohibit steel jaw leghold traps (see H.R. 
        3442), H6650 [26JY]
      Hurricanes: establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future (see H.R. 3764), H7948 [14SE]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain Montserrat nationals (see 
        H.R. 342), H287 [1FE]
      ------provide nonimmigrant spouses and children of nonimmigrant 
        aliens who died in terrorist attacks on the U.S. an 
        opportunity to adjust their status to that of an alien 
        lawfully admitted for permanent residence (see H.R. 3575), 
        H10910 [17NO]
      ------provide protection to immigrant victims of violence (see 
        H.R. 3188), H5602 [30JN]
      ------recapture unused employment-based immigrant visa numbers 
        to facilitate improved health care for all persons in the U.S. 
        (see H.R. 139), H197 [25JA]
      Independent Commission on the Investigation of Detainee Abuses: 
        establish (see H.R. 3003), H4895 [21JN]
      Independent Commission to Prevent Fraud and Abuse in the 
        Response to Hurricane Katrina: establish (see H.R. 3838), 
        H8389 [27SE]
      India: provide assistance to combat HIV/AIDS (see H.R. 1408), 
        H1693 [17MR]
      Indian Americans: recognize and honor contributions to economic 
        innovation and society (see H. Res. 227), H2551 [26AP]
      Insurance: coverage of screening mammography (see H.R. 4540), 
        H11653 [14DE]
      ------establish minimum standards relating to a factor for life 
        insurance eligibility and rates (see H.R. 3639), H7950 [14SE]
      ------prohibit discrimination in life insurance based on a 
        person's previous lawful travel experiences (see H.R. 3504), 
        H7556 [28JY]
      ------provide nondiscriminatory coverage of substance abuse 
        treatment services under private group and individual health 
        coverage (see H.R. 1258), H5638 [11JY]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 503), H5638 [11JY]
      Iran: encourage divestiture of current investments, discourage 
        future investments, and require disclosure to investors 
        information relating to such investments (see H.R. 1743), 
        H2394 [20AP]
      ------hold current regime accountable for its threatening 
        behavior and support a transition to democracy (see H.R. 282), 
        H137 [6JA]
      Iraq: commend women candidates for elective office (see H. Res. 
        143), H1024 [8MR]
      Irish American Cultural Institute: grant Federal charter (see 
        H.R. 3638), H8102 [19SE]
      Israel: congratulate on election of Dan Gillerman as Vice 
        President of U.N. General Assembly (see H. Res. 368), H6381 
        [22JY]
      ------independence anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 149), H3198 
        [11MY]
      ------support accession to the Organization for Economic Co-
        operation and Development (see H. Res. 38), H7862 [13SE]
      James T. Molloy Post Office Building, Buffalo, NY: designate 
        (see H.R. 3339), H6106 [19JY]
      Jews: congratulate communities on seven-year completion of the 
        11th cycle of daily study of the Talmud (see H. Res. 124), 
        H847 [1MR]
      Jordan: condemn terrorist attacks in Amman (see H. Res. 546), 
        H10156 [10NO]
      Karzai, Hamid: U.S. visit (see H. Con. Res. 153), H3331 [16MY]
      Korean Americans: mint coins in commemoration of the 100th 
        anniversary of Korean immigration to the U.S. (see H.R. 1717), 
        H2393 [20AP]
      Kuwait: commend for granting women certain important political 
        rights (see H. Res. 343), H5252 [27JN]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see H.R. 1696), H2149 [19AP]
      Languages: strengthen national security through expansion and 
        improvement of foreign language study (see H.R. 115), H1371 
        [10MR]
      Las Vegas, NV: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 105), H3114 [10MY]
      Law enforcement officers: adjust percentage differentials 
        payable to Federal law enforcement officers in certain high-
        cost areas (see H.R. 556), H350 [2FE]
      Lebanon: urge withdrawal of all Syrian troops, support free and 
        fair democratic elections, and develop democratic institutions 
        to foster sovereign democratic rule (see H. Res. 273), H3436 
        [17MY]
      Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Post Office Building, Patchogue, 
        NY: designate (see H.R. 4101), H9042 [20OC]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        H.R. 358), H719 [16FE]
      Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative: establish (see H.R. 
        307), H193 [25JA]
      Mara, Wellington T.: tribute (see H. Res. 517), H10146 [9NO]
      Medicaid: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 215), H6327 [21JY]
      ------include podiatrists as physicians for purposes of covering 
        physicians services (see H.R. 699), H9472 [1NO]
      ------provide public access to quality medical imaging 
        procedures and radiation therapy procedures (see H.R. 1426), 
        H4297 [8JN]
      Medicare: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 213), H6327 [21JY]
      ------coverage of acupuncturist services (see H.R. 818), H629 
        [15FE]
      ------permit the Dept. of HHS to enter into direct negotiations 
        to promote the best prices for beneficiaries (see H.R. 376), 
        H1779 [5AP]
      ------provide extended and additional protection to 
        beneficiaries enrolled in prescription drug benefit plans (see 
        H.R. 3861), H11504 [13DE]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        916), H6107 [19JY]
      ------repeal reduction in payment for therapeutic shoes and 
        inserts for individuals with diabetes (see H.R. 1416), H10157 
        [10NO]
      Mental health: increase awareness of autism spectrum disorder, 
        support programs for research and improved treatment, and 
        improve training for health care professionals (see H. Res. 
        158), H1848 [6AP]
      ------provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits unless 
        comparable limitations are imposed on medical and surgical 
        benefits (see H.R. 1402), H7564 [28JY]
      Mexico: convey sympathy to families of young women murdered in 
        Chihuahua and encourage increased U.S. involvement in bringing 
        an end to these crimes (see H. Con. Res. 90), H5915 [14JY]
      Middle East: commend democratization and political and economic 
        liberalization of certain countries (see H. Res. 37), H138 
        [6JA]
      ------condemn attacks on U.S. citizens by Palestinian terrorists 
        (see H. Con. Res. 144), H2977 [4MY]
      ------extend mandate of U.N. commission investigating 
        assassination of Rafik Hariri and condemn Syria for failing to 
        fully cooperate with the investigation (see H. Res. 598), 
        H11654 [14DE]
      ------support findings of U.N. commission investigating 
        assassination of Rafik Hariri, condemn Syria for apparent 
        involvement, and demand Syrian compliance with certain U.N. 
        resolutions (see H. Res. 510), H9102 [25OC]
      Minimum wage: level (see H.R. 2429), H3555 [18MY]
      National Advisory Council on Medical Rehabilitation: establish 
        (see H.R. 3373), H6326 [21JY]
      National Archives and Records Administration: extend the Nazi 
        War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records 
        Interagency Working Group (see H.R. 842), H718 [16FE]
      National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week: support goals and 
        ideals (see H. Res. 335), H5362 [28JN]
      National Flood Insurance Program: strengthen, encourage 
        participation, and provide certain owners of properties not 
        located in flood hazard zones a one-time opportunity to 
        purchase coverage (see H.R. 3922), H8387 [27SE]
      National Guard: count service in counties declared disaster 
        areas in response to terrorist attacks, and under State duty 
        in response to the attacks, as Federal active duty for 
        purposes of military retirement credit (see H.R. 948), H794 
        [17FE]
      ------credit certain service performed in counties declared 
        disasters in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist 
        attacks as Federal active duty for purposes of military 
        retirement credit (see H.R. 2499), H3694 [19MY]
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: expand, intensify, 
        and coordinate pulmonary hypertension research activities (see 
        H.R. 3005), H5915 [14JY]
      National High School Mock Trial Championship, Inc.: call on 
        Board of Directors to accommodate students of all religious 
        faiths (see H. Res. 600), H11881 [15DE]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see H.R. 
        2231), H7673 [6SE]
      National Passport Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        327), H7566 [28JY]
      National security: ensure greater security for U.S. seaports 
        (see H.R. 478), H5741 [12JY]
      National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: amend (see H.R. 
        1297), H1847 [6AP]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 21), H1264 [9MR]
      New York, NY: recognize importance of establishing a national 
        memorial at the World Trade Center site to commemorate and 
        mourn terrorist attacks (see H. Res. 175), H1695 [17MR]
      News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by 
        providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of 
        information by persons connected with the news media (see H.R. 
        3323), H6652 [26JY]
      Nuclear energy: ensure that certain countries sign, ratify, and 
        implement the certain protocols and provide access by 
        International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to their 
        nuclear-related facilities (see H.R. 3184), H7862 [13SE]
      Palestinians: provide that Hamas and other terrorist 
        organizations should not participate in elections held by the 
        Palestinian Authority (see H. Res. 575), H11328 [8DE]
      Parks, Rosa: direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. 
        Capitol in National Statuary Hall (see H.R. 4145), H9275 
        [26OC]
      Pensions: limit availability of benefits under nonqualified 
        deferred compensation plans subject to distress or termination 
        resulting from bankruptcy reorganization or conversion to cash 
        balance plan (see H.R. 2233), H3436 [17MY]
      Pharmaceuticals: importation of prescription drugs (see H.R. 
        328), H1778 [5AP]
      POW: transmit to congressional committees certain reports on 
        international human rights law or related laws in connection 
        with military detainees (see H.R. 2901), H4485 [14JN]
      Privacy: protect and enhance consumer privacy (see H.R. 3140), 
        H5599 [30JN]
      Public housing: repeal requirements for residents to engage in 
        community service and complete economic self-sufficiency 
        programs (see H.R. 1018), H9276 [26OC]
      Public lands: designate certain national parks, wild and scenic 
        rivers, and wilderness areas in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, 
        Washington, and Wyoming (see H.R. 1204), H1847 [6AP]
      Rabin, Yitzhak: tribute (see H. Res. 535), H9695 [4NO]
      Railroads: provide for the financing of high-speed rail 
        infrastructure (see H.R. 1631), H3056 [5MY]
      Ramadan: recognize Islamic holy month and commend Muslims for 
        their faith (see H. Res. 472), H8643 [29SE]
      Refugees: victims of torture treatment programs funding (see 
        H.R. 2017), H2737 [28AP]
      Religion: anniversary of Second Vatican Council Declaration on 
        the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (Nostra 
        Aetate) and recognition of continuing need for interreligious 
        respect and dialogue (see H. Con. Res. 260), H8810 [7OC]
      Romania: provide equitable restitution to certain religious 
        communities for property confiscated by the former Communist 
        government (see H. Res. 191), H3557 [18MY]
      Roosevelt, Franklin D.: tribute (see H. Res. 197), H1846 [6AP]
      Roosevelt, Theodore: mint coins in commemoration of the 
        centenary of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize (see H.R. 389), 
        H287 [1FE]
      Rotary International: anniversary (see H. Res. 55), H414 [8FE] 
        (see H. Res. 142), H1024 [8MR]
      Russia: condition continued participation in the Group of 8 
        nations upon voluntary acceptance and adherence to the norms 
        and standards of democracy (see H. Con. Res. 143), H2880 [3MY]
      Safety: establish a permanent grant program to improve public 
        safety communications and the interoperability of emergency 
        communications equipment (see H.R. 1323), H1508 [15MR]
      San Francisco, CA: mint coins in commemoration of the San 
        Francisco Old Mint (see H.R. 1953), H7564 [28JY]
      Saudi Arabia: support reform of education curriculum (see H. 
        Con. Res. 275), H9275 [26OC]
      Senior citizens: establish a consumer price index for elderly 
        consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social 
        Security and Medicare benefits (see H.R. 3601), H8847 [17OC]
      Shipping industry: suspend temporarily new shipper bonding 
        privileges (see H.R. 1039), H1372 [10MR]
      Social Investment and Economic Development Fund for the 
        Americas: establish (see H.R. 953), H794 [17FE]
      Social Security: allow choice of benefit payment method relative 
        to computation rule application to workers attaining age 65 in 
        or after 1982 (see H.R. 615), H2550 [26AP]
      ------disregard State annuities paid to blind veterans in the 
        determination of SSI benefits (see H.R. 592), H352 [2FE]
      ------provide certain benefits to individuals who served in the 
        U.S. merchant marine during World War II (see H.R. 23), H1371 
        [10MR]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 147), H2394 [20AP]
      SSI: extend for refugees, asylees, and certain other 
        humanitarian immigrants (see H.R. 899), H9426 [28OC]
      Sudan: impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against 
        humanity in Darfur (see H.R. 1424), H2151 [19AP]
      ------impose sanctions on those responsible for genocide, war 
        crimes, and crimes against humanity, protect civilians and 
        humanitarian operations, and support peace in Darfur (see H.R. 
        3127), H6205 [20JY]
      Supreme Court: anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut decision 
        on the right of privacy relative to the use of contraceptives 
        by married couples (see H. Res. 311), H4355 [9JN]
      ------enable review of decisions in which the Court of Appeals 
        for the Armed Forces denied relief (see H.R. 1364), H2473 
        [21AP]
      Syria: end occupation of Lebanon (see H. Con. Res. 32), H1026 
        [8MR]
      ------human rights and civil liberties violations (see H. Con. 
        Res. 18), H1026 [8MR]
      Taxation: allow employers to claim a work opportunity credit for 
        hiring military personnel returning from service in Iraq or 
        Afghanistan and for hiring their dependents and dependents of 
        deceased personnel (see H.R. 1352), H3556 [18MY]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 994), H11035 [18NO]
      ------limit applicability of updates to the allowance for State 
        and other taxes in the tables used in the Federal Needs 
        Analysis Methodology (see H.R. 114), H1846 [6AP]
      ------permit tax-free distribution from governmental retirement 
        plans for payment of health and long-term care insurance 
        premiums for public safety officers (see H.R. 2177), H3054 
        [5MY]
      ------prevent corporations from exploiting tax treaties to evade 
        U.S. income tax and prevent manipulation of transfer prices by 
        deflection of income to tax havens (see H.R. 1303), H1507 
        [15MR]
      ------provide a checkoff for a World Trade Center Memorial Fund 
        (see H.R. 1095), H982 [3MR]
      ------provide subsidies to encourage small employers to offer 
        affordable health coverage to their employees through 
        qualified health pooling arrangements (see H.R. 2073), H2976 
        [4MY]
      ------treatment of automatic fire sprinkler systems (see H.R. 
        1131), H983 [3MR]
      Terrorism: establish a realistic, threat-based allocation of 
        grant funds for first responders (see H.R. 228), H1846 [6AP]
      Tobacco products: deter smuggling into the U.S. (see H.R. 1377), 
        H1691 [17MR]
      Transportation: increase rail and public transportation security 
        (see H.R. 153), H4561 [15JN]
      Transportation Security Administration: prohibit removal of any 
        item from the current list of items prohibited from being 
        carried aboard a passenger aircraft (see H.R. 4452), H11655 
        [14DE]
      Truth in Lending Act: extend certain protections to overdraft 
        protection programs, require consent to initiate, and enhance 
        information on overdraft protection, and prohibit manipulation 
        to generate overdraft protection fees (see H.R. 3449), H8735 
        [6OC]
      Turkey: urge acknowledgment of culpability of Ottoman Empire for 
        Armenian genocide and reconciliation with Armenia, and support 
        accession of Turkey to the European Union under certain 
        criteria (see H. Con. Res. 195), H6328 [21JY]
      ------urge respect for the rights and religious freedoms of the 
        Ecumenical Patriarch (see H. Res. 166), H4144 [26MY]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1259), 
        H6432 [25JY]
      U.N.: address anti-Semitism (see H. Res. 282), H3435 [17MY]
      ------dissuade members from supporting resolutions that unfairly 
        castigate Israel and promote more balanced and constructive 
        approaches to resolving conflict in the Middle East (see H. 
        Res. 438), H9642 [3NO]
      Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools 
        Required To Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) 
        Act: extend sunsets and lone wolf provisions of Intelligence 
        Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (see H.R. 4506), H11655 
        [14DE]
      Utah: designate certain lands as wilderness (see H.R. 1774), 
        H2470 [21AP]
      Uzbekistan: U.S. policy (see H. Con. Res. 187), H4984 [22JN]
      ------urge protection of rights, observance of treaty 
        obligations, and clarification of charges relative to arrest 
        and detention of Sanjar Umarov (see H. Res. 545), H10156 
        [10NO]
      Veterans: change effective date for paid-up coverage under the 
        Survivor Benefit Plan (see H.R. 968), H5741 [12JY]
      ------expand and enhance educational assistance for survivors 
        and dependents (see H.R. 4361), H11221 [7DE]
      ------health care funding (see H.R. 515), H5963 [18JY]
      Vincent Palladino Post Office, Staten Island, NY: designate (see 
        H.R. 2183), H3054 [5MY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 3171), H5601 
        [30JN]
      Water pollution: prohibit a publicly-owned treatment works from 
        diverting flows to bypass any portion of its treatment 
        facility (see H.R. 1126), H1780 [5AP]
      Wiesenthal, Simon: honor life and work and reaffirm commitment 
        to the fight against anti-Semitism and intolerance (see H. 
        Con. Res. 248), H8249 [21SE]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 37), H1508 [15MR]
      ------establish programs to increase awareness and knowledge of 
        women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic 
        cancers (see H.R. 1245), H2103 [14AP]
      ------promote economic security and safety of domestic and 
        sexual violence victims (see H.R. 3185), H6107 [19JY]
      Yogiji, Habhajan S.K.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 34), H236 
        [26JA]
      Zimbabwe: condemn government operation under which homes, 
        businesses, religious structures, and other buildings were 
        demolished in an attempt to restore order (see H. Res. 409), 
        H7862 [13SE]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (see H.R. 3931), H8513 [28SE]
      Hazardous substances: require engine coolant and antifreeze to 
        contain a bittering agent so as to render it unpalatable (see 
        H.R. 2567), H3892 [24MY]
      Human rights: request the Executive Office of the President and 
        direct the Dept. of State to provide documents relative to 
        U.S. policies under the U.N. Convention Against Torture and 
        the Geneva Conventions (see H. Res. 624), H12049 [16DE]
      Pakistan: prohibit military assistance and the sale, transfer, 
        or licensing of military equipment or technology (see H.R. 
        1553), H1893 [12AP]
  Remarks
      China, Republic of: oppose People's Republic of China anti-
        secession law, E463 [17MR]
      Christmas Day: protect symbols and traditions (H. Res. 579), 
        H11597, H11600 [14DE]
      Dept. of State: authorizing appropriations (H.R. 2601), H6056 
        [19JY]
      ------reimbursement to New York, NY, and other localities for 
        protection of foreign missions and officials, H6056 [19JY]
      Disasters: express sympathy and pledge support for victims of 
        the earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa (H. Res. 12), H46 [4JA]
      ------improve preparedness and response plans, E1784 
        [7SE]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: extend authorization of 
        appropriations for Long Island Sound (H.R. 3963), 
        E2495 [8DE]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (H.J. Res. 10), consideration (H. Res. 330), H4826, H4827 
        [21JN]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: limit Federal access to 
        library, bookseller, and other personal records for foreign 
        intelligence and counterintelligence purposes, E1640 
        [27JY]
      Greek Independence Day--A National Day of Celebration of Greek 
        and American Democracy: observance, H1752 [5AP]
      Health: provide for embryonic stem cell research (H.R. 810), 
        H3849 [24MY]
      Holocaust: remembrance, H3040 [5MY]
      Menashe, Meryl: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow 
        award recipient, E1942 [22SE]
      Oyster Bay, NY: tribute to Planting Fields Arboretum State 
        Historic Park, E1669 [29JY]
      Palestinians: commend for conducting free and fair Presidential 
        election (H. Res. 56), H297 [2FE]
      Parliamentary inquiry, H4828 [21JN], H11600 [14DE]
      Peace Corps Week: observance, E377 [8MR]
      Queens, NY: anniversary of First Presbyterian Church, 
        E1935 [22SE]
      Rotary International: anniversary, E419 [10MR]
      Sukkot: observance of Jewish holiday, E2252 [3NO]
      Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools 
        Required To Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) 
        Act: reauthorize and improve (H.R. 3199), E1640 [27JY]
  Tributes
      Benjamin, Deborah, E1309 [21JN]
      Conacchio, Barbara, E2554 [15DE]
      Darnell, Warren E., E178 [8FE]
      Heymann, Horace H., E375 [8MR]
      Louis, Andre, E1938 [22SE]
      Pellegrino, Thomas J., E1146 [7JN]
      Schenkler, Pearl, E1957 [27SE]
      Seeger, Israel G. (Tex), E391 [9MR]
      Zises, Bernard, E1945 [26SE]




ACKLIN, MICHAEL D., III

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S11343 [17OC]




ACOSTA, HIPOLITO

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E731 [21AP]




ACOSTA, R. ALEXANDER

  Statements
      Tribute to Edward A. Stutman, E1205 [14JN]




ACT COMMEMORATING THE LITE, OR LIFETIME INNOVATIONS OF THOMAS EDISON

  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 1096) (H. Rept. 
        109-286), H10155 [10NO]




ACT TO SAVE AMERICA'S FORESTS

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1897), S11559 [19OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1897), S11568 [19OC]
  Texts of
      S. 1897, provisions, S11569-S11579 [19OC]




ACUNA, GRACIE A.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E496 [17MR]




ADA, MI

  Remarks in House
      Alticor Inc.: Sec. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award 
        recipient, E2237 [1NO]




ADA WATCH (organization)

  Letters
      Nomination of William H. Pryor, Jr., to be circuit judge, S6260 
        [9JN]




ADAMS, BARRY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E40 [6JA]




ADAMS, BRAD

  Letters
      Mass secret cremations in Punjab, E2273 [3NO]




ADAMS, CHARLES R.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2461 [6DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S13779 [16DE]




ADAMS, JOHN H.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2220 [28OC], E2455 [6DE]




ADAMS, LAURA ESGUERRA

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S9632 [6SE]




ADAMS, MARILYN

  Articles and editorials
      ``Fundamentally Broken'' Pension System in ``Crying Need'' of a 
        Fix, H10197 [15NO]




ADAMS, TERRY R.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2598 [17DE]




ADAMS, TIMOTHY D.

  Reports filed
      Nomination To Be Under Sec. of the Treasury for International 
        Affairs: Committee on Finance (Senate), S9644 [6SE]




ADAMS, WINFRED W.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1510 [18JY]




ADAMS COUNTY, CO

  Remarks in House
      Commerce City Community Health Services, Inc.: Anthem Blue Cross 
        and Blue Shield Hero in Health Award recipient, E1104 [26MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Denver Regional Council of Governments: anniversary, S3649 
        [14AP]




ADANTI, MICHAEL J.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H8327 [22SE]




ADCOCK, BRYAN

  Letters
      Community Services Block Grant Program funding, S10709 [29SE]




ADDIEGO, ANGELA M.

  Letters
      Relief of Maria Del Refugio Plascencia and Alfredo Plascencia-
        Lopez, S5229 [16MY]




ADDINGTON, DAVID

  Remarks in House
      Cheney, Vice President: appointment as Chief of Staff, H9538 
        [2NO]




ADDISON, WILLIAM AND MARGURITE

  Remarks in House
      Congressional Coalition on Adoption: Angels in Adoption Award 
        recipients, E2543 [15DE]
      Tribute, E1931 [22SE]




ADEKOYA, DAVID

  Bills and resolutions
      Relief (see H.R. 3840), H8162 [20SE]




ADEL, IA

  Remarks in Senate
      Iowa Dept. of Economic Development: Main Street Iowa program 
        grant recipient, S9824 [8SE]




ADELANTE (organization)

  Remarks in House
      Reyes, Pete: Adelante (organization) Eagle Award recipient, 
        E1079 [24MY]
      Soltero, Joe: Adelante (organization) Eagle Award recipient, 
        E1079 [24MY]




ADELMAN-TENNY, MEGAN

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S8239 [13JY]




ADENA, OH

  Proclamations
      Tribute to Nancy and Mitch Toto: Representative Ney, E2014 [6OC]




ADERHOLT, ROBERT B. (a Representative from Alabama)

  Appointments
      Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, H603 [15FE]
      Conferee: H.R. 2361, Dept. of the Interior and related agencies 
        appropriations, H6466 [26JY]
      ------H.R. 2528, Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and 
        related agencies appropriations for military construction, 
        quality of life functions, and veterans' services, H9568 [3NO]
      ------H.R. 2863, Dept. of Defense appropriations, H11586 [14DE]
      ------H.R. 3058, Depts. of Transportation, the Treasury, and 
        HUD, the Judiciary, District of Columbia, and independent 
        agencies appropriations, H9988 [8NO]
      Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of 
        China, H3249 [12MY]
      House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards, H1822 [6AP]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully 
        informed relative to pain experienced by the unborn child (see 
        H.R. 356), H6381 [22JY]
      Agriculture: provide assistance to agricultural producers whose 
        operations were severly damaged by hurricanes (see H.R. 4330), 
        H10503 [16NO]
      Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud: condemn anti-Israel sentiments (see H. 
        Res. 601), H11654 [14DE]
      Annan, Kofi: call for resignation as U.N. Secretary General (see 
        H. Res. 277), H3261 [12MY]
      Armed Forces: increase death gratuity (see H.R. 292), H141 
        [20JA]
      ------increase death gratuity and other survivors' benefits (see 
        H.R. 377), H233 [26JA]
      Armstrong, Lance: tribute (see H. Res. 390), H7566 [28JY]
      Azerbaijan: call for free and fair parliamentary elections (see 
        H. Res. 326), H5177 [24JN]
      Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts: support activities (see H.R. 1337), 
        H1780 [5AP]
      Braille, Louis: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 2872), H12050 
        [16DE]
      Budget: constitutional amendment to require balanced (see H.J. 
        Res. 58), H6108 [19JY]
      ------require the CBO and the Committee on Taxation (Joint) to 
        use dynamic economic modeling in addition to static economic 
        modeling in budgetary estimates of proposed changes in Federal 
        revenue law (see H.R. 2842), H4355 [9JN]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: extend compliance 
        threshold used to determine eligibility of hospitals for 
        designation as an inpatient rehabilitation facility (see H.R. 
        3373), H8163 [20SE]
      Children and youth: establish certain requirements relative to 
        provision of services to minors by certain family planning 
        projects (see H.R. 3011), H4895 [21JN]
      ------improve the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and 
        Sexually Violent Offender Registration Program (see H.R. 
        1355), H1621 [16MR]
      Civil liberties: support the national motto (see H. Con. Res. 
        302), H11110 [6DE]
      Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies: 
        establish (see H.R. 2470), H8388 [27SE]
      Congress: allow vote to reverse Supreme Court decisions on the 
        constitutionality of legislation enacted by Congress (see H.R. 
        3073), H5362 [28JN]
      Courts: clarify jurisdiction of Federal courts over certain 
        cases and controversies involving the Pledge of Allegiance 
        (see H.R. 2389), H3434 [17MY]
      ------ensure judicial decisions on the meaning of U.S. laws are 
        not based on foreign judgments, laws, or pronouncements unless 
        they inform an understanding of the original meaning of the 
        laws (see H. Res. 97), H8514 [28SE]
      ------infringement by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on 
        parental rights in Fields v. Palmdale School District (see H. 
        Res. 547), H10157 [10NO]
      ------limit Federal court jurisdiction over questions under the 
        Defense of Marriage Act (see H.R. 1100), H982 [3MR]
      ------limit the duration of Federal consent decrees to which 
        State and local governments are a party (see H.R. 1229), H2150 
        [19AP]
      ------modify the prohibition on recognition of certain rights 
        relative to certain marks, trade names, or commercial names 
        (see H.R. 1689), H4802 [20JN]
      ------provide protections of habeas corpus for certain 
        incapacitated individuals whose life is in jeopardy (see H.R. 
        1151), H1023 [8MR]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see H.R. 
        748), H581 [10FE]
      Curtiss, Glenn H.: tribute (see H. Res. 374), H6328 [21JY]
      Dept. of Defense: develop and implement a plan to provide 
        chiropractic health care services and benefits as part of the 
        TRICARE program (see H.R. 999), H8809 [7OC]
      Dept. of Education: recruit, select, train, and support a 
        national teachers corps in underserved communities (see H.R. 
        3334), H8919 [18OC]
      Dept. of HHS: reauthorize Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical 
        Education Program (see H.R. 1246), H7861 [13SE]
      Dept. of the Interior: develop a cadastre of Federal real 
        property to assist with land management, conservation, and 
        development and identify land that no longer needs to be 
        federally owned (see H.R. 1370), H2739 [28AP]
      ------make full payment to each unit of general local government 
        in which entitlement land is located (see H.R. 1469), H3894 
        [24MY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: conduct a pilot program to improve 
        access to health care for rural veterans (see H.R. 1741), 
        H2394 [20AP]
      Disasters: improve ability of Depts. of Agriculture and the 
        Interior to promptly implement recovery treatments in response 
        to catastrophic events affecting forest lands (see H.R. 4200), 
        H11880 [15DE]
      Discovery (space shuttle): tribute to crew (see H. Res. 441), 
        H7949 [14SE]
      District of Columbia: restore right to keep and bear arms (see 
        H.R. 1288), H1780 [5AP]
      Drugs: respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use 
        of methamphetamines (see H.R. 3889), H8389 [27SE]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see H.R. 8), H1025 [8MR]
      Education: clarify existing Federal law relative to the 
        treatment of students privately educated at home under State 
        law (see H.R. 3753), H7860 [13SE]
      Endangered Species Act: provide greater results conserving and 
        recovering listed species (see H.R. 3824), H8389 [27SE]
      English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., 
        establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, 
        and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. 
        laws (see H.R. 997), H2550 [26AP]
      Executive Office of the President: establish the Office of the 
        Hurricane Katrina Recovery Chief Financial Officer (see H.R. 
        3813), H8389 [27SE]
      Families and domestic relations: support responsible fatherhood, 
        promote marriage, and encourage greater involvement of fathers 
        in the lives of their children (see H. Res. 318), H4486 [14JN]
      FDA: provide for uniform food safety warning notification 
        requirements (see H.R. 4167), H9361 [27OC]
      ------withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (see 
        H.R. 1079), H981 [3MR]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify U.S. jurisdiction 
        over water and wetlands (see H.R. 2658), H4561 [15JN]
      Financial institutions: enhance ability of community banks to 
        foster economic growth and serve their communities (see H.R. 
        2061), H6328 [21JY]
      ------prohibit financial holding companies and national banks 
        from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real estate 
        brokerage or real estate management activities (see H.R. 111), 
        H2102 [14AP]
      ------provide regulatory relief and improve productivity for 
        insured depository institutions (see H.R. 3505), H8248 [21SE]
      ------reform the Federal deposit insurance system (see H.R. 
        1185), H1372 [10MR]
      Firearms: permit States to provide reciprocal treatment for 
        carrying of certain concealed firearms by nonresidents (see 
        H.R. 1243), H1369 [10MR]
      ------prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (see H.R. 800), H627 
        [15FE]
      ------protect and enforce the right to obtain and use firearms 
        for security, self-defense, and other legitimate purposes (see 
        H.R. 47), H286 [1FE]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see H.J. Res. 10), H4487 [14JN]
      Foreign trade: application of countervailing duties to nonmarket 
        economy countries (see H.R. 1216), H3331 [16MY]
      Freedom of religion: constitutional amendment protecting 
        religious freedom (see H.J. Res. 57), H5602 [30JN]
      Gulf Deregulation Commission: establish (see H.R. 4631), H12167 
        [17DE]
      Health: provide for collection and maintenance of human cord 
        blood stem cells for the treatment of patients and research 
        and authorize the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program 
        (see H.R. 2520), H3767 [23MY]
      House of Representatives: display the Ten Commandments if the 
        Supreme Court rules that their public display by State and 
        local governments violates the establishment clause of the 
        first amendment to the Constitution (see H. Res. 214), H2474 
        [21AP]
      Housing: modernize the manufactured housing loan insurance 
        program (see H.R. 2803), H4802 [20JN]
      ------reform the regulation of the housing-related Government-
        sponsored enterprises (see H.R. 1461), H4896 [21JN]
      Hurricanes: express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts (see H. Res. 425), H7742 [7SE]
      Immigration: assist certain sheriffs' offices to provide a 
        second line of defense in border areas, conduct law 
        enforcement operations along the southern U.S. border, and 
        prevent lawlessness in border areas (see H.R. 4360), H10908 
        [17NO]
      ------remove discretion of Dept. of Homeland Security relative 
        to expedited removal and prohibit issuance of residential 
        mortgages to illegal aliens (see H.R. 4032), H9044 [20OC]
      Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers: provide for 
        continued oversight of the Internet domain name system and 
        ensure physical location within the U.S. (see H. Con. Res. 
        268), H9103 [25OC]
      Iran: hold current regime accountable for its threatening 
        behavior and support a transition to democracy (see H.R. 282), 
        H1778 [5AP]
      Iron and steel industry: maintain and expand the steel import 
        licensing and monitoring program (see H.R. 1068), H980 [3MR]
      Japan: impose retaliatory economic measures if U.S. beef imports 
        do not resume immediately (see H. Res. 137), H8343 [22SE]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        H.R. 358), H848 [1MR]
      Medicare: preserve beneficiary access to community cancer care 
        (see H.R. 4098), H11880 [15DE]
      Montgomery, AL: anniversary of bus boycott (see H. Con. Res. 
        273), H9102 [25OC]
      National Advisory Council on Medical Rehabilitation: establish 
        (see H.R. 3373), H8163 [20SE]
      National Review (publication): anniversary (see H. Res. 551), 
        H10157 [10NO]
      Outer Continental Shelf: terminate effect of laws prohibiting 
        spending of appropriated funds to conduct oil and natural gas 
        leasing and preleasing activities (see H.R. 4318), H12051 
        [16DE]
      Palestinians: provide that Hamas and other terrorist 
        organizations should not participate in elections held by the 
        Palestinian Authority (see H. Res. 575), H11111 [6DE]
      Parks, Rosa: direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. 
        Capitol in National Statuary Hall (see H.R. 4145), H10039 
        [8NO]
      Pornography: support vigorous enforcement of Federal obscenity 
        laws (see H. Con. Res. 52), H523 [9FE]
      Public lands: preserve the use and access of pack and saddle 
        stock animals to public lands where there is a historical 
        tradition of such use (see H.R. 586), H10038 [8NO]
      Real estate: protect private property rights by limiting the 
        power of eminent domain (see H.R. 3135), H5599 [30JN] (see 
        H.R. 4128), H9426 [28OC]
      Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone of the U.S: 
        designate (see H.R. 2112), H8388 [27SE]
      Safe Drinking Water Act: provide procedures for claims relative 
        to drinking water (see H.R. 1540), H4656 [16JN]
      Science: prohibit the cloning of humans (see H.R. 1357), H1690 
        [17MR]
      Small business: improve access and choice relative to employee 
        health care (see H.R. 525), H1371 [10MR]
      Social Security: allow choice of benefit payment method relative 
        to computation rule application to workers attaining age 65 in 
        or after 1982 (see H.R. 615), H3695 [19MY]
      Space policy: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversaries 
        of NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (see H.R. 68), H286 
        [1FE]
      States: limit acquisition by the U.S. of land located in States 
        in which 25 percent or more of the land is already owned by 
        the U.S. (see H.R. 1235), H3894 [24MY]
      Supreme Court: disapprove Kelo v. New London, CT, decision on 
        allowing local government seizure of private property (see H. 
        Res. 340), H5252 [27JN]
      Syria: strengthen sanctions, establish a program to support a 
        transition to a democratically elected Government, and restore 
        sovereignty and democratic rule in Lebanon (see H.R. 1141), 
        H10157 [10NO]
      Tariff: impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk 
        protein concentrates (see H.R. 521), H11880 [15DE]
      Taxation: allow deduction for qualified timber gains (see H.R. 
        3883), H9103 [25OC]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 994), H1847 [6AP]
      ------allow individuals a credit against income tax to offset 
        the high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel prices (see H.R. 
        3828), H8735 [6OC]
      ------extend and modify credit for producing fuel from a 
        nonconventional source (see H.R. 2899), H4723 [17JN]
      ------extend higher exemption amounts under the alternative 
        minimum tax for individuals and adjust the exemption amounts 
        and phaseout thresholds in the alternative minimum tax for 
        inflation (see H.R. 1599), H4561 [15JN]
      ------increase benefits for parents who stay at home with their 
        children (see H.R. 3080), H7815 [8SE]
      ------make individual income tax rates for capital gains and 
        dividends permanent (see H.R. 809), H1025 [8MR]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (see H.R. 1684, 
        1685), H2148 [19AP]
      ------make reduction in individual capital gains tax rates 
        permanent and further reduce and simplify such rates and 
        reduce corporate capital gains rate (see H.R. 1500), H5963 
        [18JY]
      ------provide a credit dependent on enactment of State qualified 
        scholarship tax credits and allowed against the Federal income 
        tax for charitable contributions to certain education 
        investment organizations (see H.R. 4400), H11033 [18NO]
      ------provide a nonrefundable credit for individuals who 
        purchase a residential safe storage device for firearms (see 
        H.R. 947), H8162 [20SE]
      ------repeal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer 
        taxes (see H.R. 64), H73 [4JA]
      ------repeal excise tax on telephone use and other 
        communications services (see H.R. 1898), H2646 [27AP]
      ------temporarily suspend Federal excise taxes on highway motor 
        fuels (see H.R. 3683), H7741 [7SE]
      Trail of Tears National Historic Trail: update feasibility and 
        suitability study and include new trail segments (see H.R. 
        3085), H5361 [28JN]
      Turkey: commend for assuming the leadership of the International 
        Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and its contribution 
        to the war on terrorism (see H. Con. Res. 65), H1622 [16MR]
      Uzbekistan: urge protection of rights, observance of treaty 
        obligations, and clarification of charges relative to arrest 
        and detention of Sanjar Umarov (see H. Res. 545), H11328 [8DE]
      Women: establish programs to increase awareness and knowledge of 
        women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic 
        cancers (see H.R. 1245), H3331 [16MY]
      World War II: tribute to Tuskegee Airmen (see H. Con. Res. 26), 
        H196 [25JA]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Courts: limit jurisdiction of Federal courts in certain cases 
        and promote federalism (see H.R. 1070), H980 [3MR]
      ------require Federal or State courts to recognize any 
        notarization made by a notary public licensed by a State other 
        than the State where the court is located when such 
        notarization occurs in or affects interstate commerce (see 
        H.R. 1458), H1777 [5AP]
      Real estate: constitutional amendment on the permissible uses 
        for which private property may be taken (see H.J. Res. 60), 
        H5914 [14JY]
      Tariff: polyethylene HE2591 (see H.R. 1752), H2469 [21AP]
      Taxation: provide special rules for the exchange or installment 
        sale of certain agricultural property (see H.R. 4221), H9640 
        [3NO]
  Designated Speaker pro tempore
      House of Representatives, H5179 [27JN], H9697 [7NO], H10229 
        [16NO]
  Remarks
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (H.R. 748), 
        H2596 [27AP]
      Dingell, Representative: anniversary of service in the House of 
        Representatives (H. Res. 594), E2595 [17DE]
      Endangered Species Act: provide greater results conserving and 
        recovering listed species (H.R. 3824), H8547 [29SE]
      Health: provide for embryonic stem cell research (H.R. 810), 
        H3824 [24MY]
      Helsinki Final Act: anniversary (S.J. Res. 19), H7657 
        [6SE]
      Immigration: strengthen enforcement of immigration laws and 
        enhance border security (H.R. 4437), H11807 [15DE]
      Schiavo, Terri: relief of parents, Robert and Mary Schindler (S. 
        686), H1714 [20MR]
      Telecommunications: increase penalties for violations by 
        television and radio broadcasters of the prohibitions against 
        transmission of obscene, indecent, and profane material (H.R. 
        310), H664 [16FE]
      Votes: correction, H9602 [3NO]
  Tributes
      Baxter, Jesse R., Jr., and Clarice, E1238 [15JN]
      Brinkerhoff, James, H2981 [5MY]
      Galloway, James B., E2306 [9NO]
      Glidewell, Sue L., E301 [18FE]
      Heaps, William N., E2594 [17DE]
      Housel, David E., H1676 [17MR]
      Waldon, Donald G., E1752 [6SE]
      Young, Donald J., H8105 [20SE]




ADJUTANTS GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S.

  Letters
      TRICARE military health benefits for reservists and guardsmen, 
        H3886 [24MY]




ADKISSON, TOMMY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E406 [10MR]




ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, U.S. COURTS  see Courts




ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Textile industry and fabrics: prohibit application of foreign 
        affairs exemption to certain rule making requirements relative 
        to actions of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
        Agreements (see H.R. 3416), H6431 [25JY]




ADMIRE, ROBERT

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1220 [14JN]




ADOPTION  see Families and Domestic Relations




ADUBATO, STEPHEN, JR.

  Remarks in House
      Jewish National Fund: Tree of Life Award recipient, E712 [21AP]




ADUBATO, STEPHEN, SR.

  Remarks in House
      Jewish National Fund: Tree of Life Award recipient, E712 [21AP]




ADULT LITERACY LAWRENCE COUNTY (organization)

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E1777 [7SE]




ADVANCE DIRECTIVES EDUCATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 570), S2383 [9MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 570), S2385, S2404 [9MR], S2500 [10MR]
  Texts of
      S. 570, provisions, S2386 [9MR]




ADVANCE DIRECTIVES IMPROVEMENT AND EDUCATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 347), S1260 [10FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 347), S1275 [10FE]
  Texts of
      S. 347, provisions, S1275-S1277 [10FE]




ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION (organization)

  Bills and resolutions
      Anniversary (see H. Res. 576), H11035 [18NO]
  Remarks in House
      Anniversary (H. Res. 576), E2406 [18NO]




ADVANCING BETTER COVERAGE AND CARE (ABCs) FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1563), S9467 [29JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1563), S9478-S9481 [29JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1563, provisions, S9478-S9480 [29JY]




ADVANCING FASD RESEARCH, PREVENTION, AND SERVICES ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1722), S10187 [19SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1722), S10184, S10193 [19SE]
  Texts of
      S. 1722, provisions, S10189-S10193 [19SE]




ADVERTISING

  Articles and editorials
      Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged TV News, S3631-S3635 [14AP]
  Bills and resolutions
      Children and youth: provide for programs and activities on the 
        prevention of underage drinking (see S. 408), S1513 [16FE] 
        (see H.R. 864), H718 [16FE]
      Consumers: prohibit operators of automatic teller machines that 
        display paid advertising from imposing any fee (see H.R. 
        1716), H2393 [20AP]
      Drugs: provide discounts to Medicaid and other Federal programs 
        for the advertising costs of certain prescription drugs and 
        ensure that these drugs are prescribed based on health needs 
        rather than marketing (see S. 1128), S6021 [26MY]
      FDA: provide with certain authority to regulate tobacco products 
        (see S. 666), S2995 [17MR] (see H.R. 1376), H1691 [17MR]
      ------require prior approval of advertisements for prescription 
        drugs and restricted medical devices (see H.R. 3696), H7812 
        [8SE]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: amend relative to drug 
        advertising (see H.R. 3950), H8642 [29SE]
      FTC: classify advertising or sale of a mislabeled copy-protected 
        music disc as an unfair method of competition and an unfair 
        and deceptive act or practice (see H.R. 1201), H1264 [9MR]
      Government: require notification to Congress of certain 
        contracts, and prohibit unauthorized expenditure of funds for 
        publicity or propaganda purposes (see H.R. 373), H233 [26JA]
      ------stop taxpayer funded propaganda by making anti-propaganda 
        laws permanent, pursuing violators, authorizing citizen 
        lawsuits, and withholding salaries of noncompliant agency 
        heads (see S. 266), S886 [2FE]
      Health: require the FDA to disclose benefits of foods and 
        dietary supplements and ensure the FTC bears the burden of 
        proof in false advertising cases involving dietary supplements 
        (see H.R. 4282), H10145 [9NO]
      Medicare: protect enrollees eligible for prescription drug 
        benefit coverage from abusive marketing practices (see H.R. 
        4645), H12289 [18DE]
      ------require hospitals and critical access hospitals to meet 
        certain requirements in order to advertise that the hospital 
        has the capability of addressing emergency and acute coronary 
        syndromes (see S. 1277), S6909 [21JN]
      NCAA: affirm commitment to discouraging alcohol use among 
        underage students by ending alcohol advertising during radio 
        and television broadcasts of sporting events (see H. Res. 
        145), H1264 [9MR]
      News media: ensure that prepackaged news stories contain 
        announcements that inform viewers that the information within 
        was provided by the U.S. Government (see S. 967), S4547 [28AP]
      ------provide a criminal penalty for journalists, who, without 
        disclosure, accept Government payments to promote Government 
        policies (see H.R. 649), H411 [8FE]
      Pharmaceuticals: prohibit as indecent the broadcasting of any 
        advertisement for a medication for the treatment of erectile 
        dysfunction (see H.R. 1420), H1693 [17MR]
      ------standardize certification of Internet pharmacies and 
        prohibit certain advertising by, and use of certain bank 
        instruments for purchases from, illegal Internet pharmacies 
        (see H.R. 1808), H2471 [21AP]
      Political campaigns: clarify disclosure requirements of 
        identifying information within certain campaign communications 
        (see H.R. 1580), H1895 [12AP]
      ------require prerecorded telephone calls to meet disclosure and 
        disclaimer requirements applicable to radio campaign 
        communications (see H.R. 4180), H9425 [28OC]
      Taxation: deny deductions for direct-to-consumer advertisements 
        of prescription drugs (see H.R. 575), H351 [2FE]
      Television: provide for the accuracy of television ratings 
        services (see S. 1372), S7909 [1JY]
      ------provide for the efficacy of television ratings services 
        (see H.R. 3298), H5913 [14JY]
  Remarks in House
      AARP: characterization in certain television ads relative to 
        position on Social Security privatization proposals, H842 
        [1MR]
      Children and youth: provide for programs and activities on the 
        prevention of underage drinking (H.R. 864), E258 [16FE]
      Courts: allow actions to be brought by, or on behalf of, certain 
        young children against sellers of food or non-alcoholic 
        beverage products that market specifically to such children, 
        H8933, H8934 [19OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Market Access Program funding, H4257, 
        H4258 [8JN]
      Dept. of HUD: Community Development Block Grant Program section 
        108 loan guarantee program funding through reductions in 
        Office of National Drug Control Policy funding, H5383, H5444 
        [29JN]
      Executive departments: allegations of payments to journalists 
        for favorable comments concerning Bush administration 
        proposals, H240 [1FE]
      Government: include private contractors in ban on funding for 
        publicity or propaganda designed to support or defeat 
        legislation, H5159 [24JN], H5485 [30JN]
      Health: require the FDA to disclose benefits of foods and 
        dietary supplements and ensure the FTC bears the burden of 
        proof in false advertising cases involving dietary supplements 
        (H.R. 4282), E2313 [9NO]
      NCAA: affirm commitment to discouraging alcohol use among 
        underage students by ending alcohol advertising during radio 
        and television broadcasts of sporting events (H. Res. 145), 
        H1605 [16MR]
      News media: ensure that prepackaged news stories contain 
        announcements that inform viewers that the information within 
        was provided by the U.S. Government and prohibit payment to 
        journalists for publicity or propaganda, H2915, H2916 [4MY]
      Office of National Drug Control Policy: National Youth and Anti-
        Drug Media Campaign funding through reductions in GSA Federal 
        Buildings Fund funding, H5459-H5461 [29JN]
      Pharmaceuticals: prohibit as indecent the broadcasting of any 
        advertisement for a medication for the treatment of erectile 
        dysfunction (H.R. 1420), E498 [17MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      American Beverage Licensees (organization): advertising campaign 
        designed to stop charitable donations by General Motors Corp. 
        to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (organization), S2232-S2234 
        [8MR]
      Children and youth: provide for programs and activities on the 
        prevention of underage drinking (S. 408), S1550-S1554 [16FE], 
        S2233 [8MR]
      Drugs: provide discounts to Medicaid and other Federal programs 
        for the advertising costs of certain prescription drugs and 
        ensure that these drugs are prescribed based on health needs 
        rather than marketing (S. 1128), S6056, S6057 [26MY]
      Executive departments: allegations of payments to journalists 
        for favorable comments concerning Bush administration 
        proposals, S547-S550 [26JA]
      FDA: provide with certain authority to regulate tobacco products 
        (S. 666), S3037-S3054 [17MR]
      Government: allow Senate point of order against any 
        appropriations bill allowing funding for agencies to produce 
        prepackaged news stories without a disclaimer, S2935 [17MR]
      ------stop taxpayer funded propaganda by making anti-propaganda 
        laws permanent, pursuing violators, authorizing citizen 
        lawsuits, and withholding salaries of noncompliant agency 
        heads (S. 266), S547-S550 [26JA], S895, S898 [2FE]
      News media: prohibit funding for production of prepackaged news 
        stories by any Federal agency without including a clear 
        notification that it was prepared or funded by a Federal 
        agency, S3630-S3641 [14AP]
      Pharmaceuticals: place restrictions on, and study the impact of, 
        direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs, S7876-
        S7879, S7886 [1JY]
      Social Security: advertising campaign designed to build public 
        support for privatization proposals, S547 [26JA]
      Television: provide for the accuracy of television ratings 
        services (S. 1372), S7912 [1JY]
  Reports filed
      Truth in Broadcasting Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
        Transportation (Senate) (S. 967) (S. Rept. 109-210), S14185 
        [20DE]
  Texts of
      S. 266, Stop Government Propaganda Act, S896-S898 [2FE]
      S. 408, Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act, 
        S1550-S1553 [16FE]
      S. 666, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, 
        S3037-S3053 [17MR]




ADVISORY BOARD FOR CUBA BROADCASTING

  Reports filed
      Nomination of Jorge A. Plasencia to the Advisory Board for Cuba 
        Broadcasting: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S6655 
        [15JN]




ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON MINORITY VETERANS

  Bills and resolutions
      Veterans: repeal provision of law requiring termination (see 
        H.R. 3474), H6933 [27JY]
  Remarks in House
      Veterans: repeal provision of law requiring termination (H.R. 
        3474), E1634 [27JY]




ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  Appointments
      Members, S9942 [12SE], H9533 [2NO]




ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE RECORDS OF CONGRESS

  Appointments
      Members, S3338 [6AP], S3502 [12AP], H2780 [3MY]




ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION

  Bills and resolutions
      Appropriations: authorize and improve operations (see S. 1378), 
        S7986 [11JY] (see H.R. 3446), H6650 [26JY]
  Remarks in House
      Appropriations: authorize and improve operations (H.R. 3446), 
        E1613 [27JY]




AERONAUTICS  see Aviation




AFFORDABILITY IN MEDICARE PREMIUMS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1589), S9468 [29JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1589), S9509 [29JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1589, provisions, S9510 [29JY]




AFFORDABLE ACCESS TO MEDICARE PROVIDERS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1574), S9467 [29JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1574), S9495 [29JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1574, provisions, S9495 [29JY]




AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE GAS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1859), S11313 [7OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1859), S11314 [7OC]
  Texts of
      S. 1859, provisions, S11314 [7OC]




AFFORDABLE GAS PRICE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 4004), H8733 [6OC]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 4004), E2031 [6OC]




AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 16), S142 [24JA]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 16), S110, S111, S127, S183 [24JA]
  Texts of
      S. 16, provisions, S184-S204 [24JA]




AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRESERVATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1834), S11212 [6OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1834), S11226 [6OC]
  Tables
      State ranks based on two bedroom housing wage, S11226 [6OC]




AFFORDABLE HOUSING TAX CREDIT ENHANCEMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 2681), H4139 [26MY]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 2681), E1117 [26MY]




AFGHAN MEDICAL RELIEF FOUNDATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Funding, S8533, S8534 [20JY]




AFGHANISTAN, TRANSITIONAL ISLAMIC STATE OF

  Addresses
      Path Forward: Senator Kerry, S12051-S12053 [28OC]
  Amendments
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3157 [4AP], S3327 [6AP], S3368, S3435, S3436, S3437 [11AP], 
        S3451, S3455, S3457, S3470, S3494, S3495, S3496, S3498, S3499, 
        S3500 [12AP], S3516, S3523, S3532, S3540, S3542, S3543, S3545, 
        S3567, S3568, S3572, S3573, S3576, S3577, S3587, S3588, S3594, 
        S3595, S3596, S3597, S3599, S3600, S3601 [13AP], S3619, S3620, 
        S3621, S3622, S3627, S3635, S3640, S3641, S3643, S3644, S3691, 
        S3692, S3693, S3694, S3695, S3701, S3707, S3708, S3709, S3710, 
        S3711 [14AP], S3719, S3721, S3722, S3754, S3755, S3756, S3757, 
        S3758, S3759 [15AP], S3775, S3779, S3780, S3787, S3794, S3795, 
        S3796, S3798, S3799, S3810, S3811, S3812, S3833, S3844, S3845, 
        S3847, S3848, S3849, S3850, S3851, S3852, S3853, S3854, S3855, 
        S3856, S3857, S3858, S3859, S3860, S3861, S3862 [18AP], S3868, 
        S3880, S3881, S3883, S3884, S3886, S3887, S3888, S3890, S3891, 
        S3892, S3942, S3943, S3944, S3945, S3946, S3952, S3953, S3954, 
        S3955 [19AP], S3966, S3971, S3981, S3985, S3986, S3987, S3993, 
        S3995, S3996, S3997, S3998, S4000, S4001, S4004, S4005, S4006, 
        S4007, S4037 [20AP], S4080, S4081, S4086, S4087, S4135, S4136 
        [21AP], H1417, H1418 [14MR], H1452, H1455, H1457, H1458, 
        H1467, H1472, H1476, H1477, H1479, H1481, H1482, H1484, H1489, 
        H1491, H1495, H1496, H1497, H1510 [15MR], H1515, H1517, H1518 
        [16MR]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), consideration 
        (H. Res. 151), H1433, H1434 [15MR]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), consideration 
        of conference report (H. Res. 258), H2994 [5MY]
  Appointments
      Conferees: H.R. 1268, supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief, S4094 [21AP], 
        H2520 [26AP]
  Articles and editorials
      Abu Ghraib Accountability, S845 [2FE]
      Afghan Success, S10288 [21SE]
      Bloodied Marines Sound Off About Want of Armor and Men, S4631 
        [9MY]
      CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons, S12433-S12435 [7NO]
      Degrading Policy, S941 [3FE]
      Film Rolls as Troops Burn Dead, H8951 [19OC]
      Gonzales Helped Set the Course of Detainees--Justice Nominee's 
        Hearings Likely To Focus on Interrogation Policies, S868-S870 
        [2FE]
      Gonzales Rewrites Laws of War, S844 [2FE]
      Guantanamo Desperation Seen in Suicide Attempts, S12417 [7NO]
      Matter of Honor, S12433 [7NO]
      Memo Lets CIA Take Detainees Out of Iraq, S858 [2FE]
      Mental Health Care for Veterans Disputed; While Need Has Grown, 
        Inpatient Services Have Been Drastically Cut in the Last 
        Decade--Critics Say Outpatient Programs Can't Do the Job, 
        S3459 [12AP]
      No on Gonzales, S844 [2FE]
      Opening Argument--The Problems With Alberto Gonzales, S845 [2FE]
      Pentagon Releases Repayment Rules--Troops Who Bought Protective 
        Gear Now May Request Reimbursement, H8727 [6OC]
      Suspicious Treatment, H4835 [21JN]
      True Cost of War, H5568 [30JN]
      VA Straining To Treat Post-Traumatic Stress, E1638 [27JY]
      Vote on Mr. Gonzales, S942 [3FE]
      Where's the Outrage on Torture?, E529 [5AP]
      Why Not Torture Terrorists?, E530 [5AP]
      Wrong Attorney General, S941 [3FE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Appropriations: establish reporting requirements for funds made 
        available for military operations or reconstruction efforts in 
        Iraq or Afghanistan (see H.R. 871), H719 [16FE]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (see H.R. 1268), H1416 
        [14MR]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), consideration 
        (see H. Res. 151), H1416 [14MR]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), consideration 
        of conference report (see H. Res. 258), H2975 [4MY]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), correction in 
        enrollment (see S. Con. Res. 31), S4869 [10MY]
      Armed Forces: improve computer access for members serving in 
        combat zones so that such members can communicate via e-mail 
        (see H.R. 545), H349 [2FE]
      ------provide postal benefits for personal correspondence and 
        certain parcels sent to members serving on active military 
        duty abroad (see H.R. 887), H791 (see H.R. 923), H793 [17FE] 
        (see H.R. 2874), H4485 [14JN]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (see S. Res. 338), S13787 [16DE] (see H. Con. Res. 
        287), H9425 [28OC]
      Colleges and universities: establish a pilot program of 
        Afghanistan scholarships for undergraduate and graduate level 
        public policy internships in the U.S. (see H.R. 344), H194 
        [25JA]
      Committees of the House: establish a select committee to 
        investigate the awarding and carrying out of contracts to 
        conduct activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and to fight the 
        war on terrorism (see H. Res. 116), H719 [16FE]
      ------establish a select committee to oversee, investigate, and 
        maximize the necessarily significant appropriations expended 
        to win the war on terrorism, especially within Afghanistan and 
        Iraq (see H. Res. 589), H11220 [7DE]
      Dept. of Defense: allow the public, press, and military families 
        to be present at the arrival at military installations of 
        remains of Armed Forces members who died in Iraq or 
        Afghanistan (see H. Con. Res. 48), H412 [8FE]
      ------extend current telecommunications benefit program through 
        the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring 
        Freedom and apply program to other contingency operations (see 
        H.R. 2366), H3330 [16MY]
      ------postpone certain closures and realignments of military 
        installations (see S. 1075), S5437 [18MY] (see H.R. 2427), 
        H3554 [18MY] (see H.R. 2511), H3694 [19MY]
      ------release all documentation used for recommendations on 
        closures and realignments of military installations (see S. 
        1127), S5921 [25MY] (see H.R. 2857), H4355 [9JN] (see H.R. 
        4302), H10156 [10NO]
      Drugs: eradicate poppy plant (see H.R. 1437), H1694 [17MR]
      History: protect archeological or ethnological materials (see 
        H.R. 915), H793 [17FE]
      Independent Commission on the Investigation of Detainee Abuses: 
        establish (see H.R. 3003), H4895 [21JN]
      Karzai, Hamid: U.S. visit (see S. Res. 152), S5778 [23MY] (see 
        H. Con. Res. 153), H3331 [16MY]
      News media: condemn irresponsible and inaccurate journalism and 
        express condolences to the families and victims of the riots 
        in Pakistan and Afghanistan (see H. Con. Res. 156), H3556 
        [18MY]
      POW: transmit to congressional committees certain reports on 
        international human rights law or related laws in connection 
        with military detainees (see H.R. 2901), H4485 [14JN]
      Taxation: allow employers to claim a work opportunity credit for 
        hiring military personnel returning from service in Iraq or 
        Afghanistan and for hiring their dependents and dependents of 
        deceased personnel (see H.R. 1352), H1621 [16MR]
      Thank Our Defenders Week: designate (see S. Res. 343), S14317 
        [21DE]
      Turkey: commend for assuming the leadership of the International 
        Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and its contribution 
        to the war on terrorism (see H. Con. Res. 65), H630 [15FE]
      Veterans: improve post-traumatic stress disorder treatment for 
        veterans of service in Afghanistan and Iraq and the war on 
        terror (see H.R. 922), H793 [17FE]
  Cloture motions
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3635 [14AP], S3719 [15AP], S3879, S3886, S3888 [19AP]
  Conference reports
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, War on Terror, 
        and Tsunami Relief (H.R. 1268), H2813-H2877 [3MY]
  E-Mails
      Impact of military service on Armed Forces members and their 
        families: Alan Neville, S3545 [13AP]
      ------Carrie Philpott, S3546 [13AP]
      ------Christopher Perkins, S3545 [13AP]
      ------D. Bottoms, S3545 [13AP]
      ------Doris Fulmer, S3545 [13AP]
      ------Doug Brewer, S3547 [13AP]
      ------Gail Mountain, S3547 [13AP]
      ------George Cleveland, S3547 [13AP]
      ------Heidi Behr, S3546 [13AP]
      ------Holly Ortman, S3547 [13AP]
      ------Jack Cooper, S3545 [13AP]
      ------James Tate, S3545 [13AP]
      ------Jean Harris-Letts, S3547 [13AP]
      ------Kara Block, S3546 [13AP]
      ------Kathy Hartman, S3546 [13AP]
      ------Katie Laude, S3547 [13AP]
      ------Linda Brown, S3547 [13AP]
      ------Mark Vaughn, S3546 [13AP]
      ------Nada Smith McLeskey, S3547 [13AP]
      ------Pamela Goers, S3545 [13AP]
      ------Richard Perez, Sr., S3548 [13AP]
      ------Sandy Fox, S3546 [13AP]
      ------Sarah O'Malley, S3547 [13AP]
      ------Stephen Cleff, S3545 [13AP]
      ------Theresa Grof, S3546 [13AP]
  Eulogies
      Wilson, Louis H., Jr.: by Carl E. Mundy, Jr., S9431 [29JY]
  Letters
      Interpretation of law and development of policies relative to 
        treatment of prisoners or detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and 
        Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: William E. Moschella, Dept. of Justice, 
        S708-S710 [1FE]
      Tribute to Honolulu Marathon, Great Aloha Run, and adjunct 
        events in Afghanistan run by Armed Forces members: 
        Representative Case, E595 [8AP]
      Uparmored High Mobility Multipurposed Wheeled Vehicles (Humvees) 
        funding: David F. Melcher and James J. Lovelace, Dept. of 
        Defense, S4080 [21AP]
      War Powers Resolution compliance: President Bush, S5775 [23MY]
  Lists
      Armed Forces members from Massachusetts killed in military 
        action in Iraq and Afghanistan, S6007 [26MY]
      Armed Forces members from Montana killed in action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, S12941 [16NO]
      Armed Forces members from New Jersey killed in military action 
        in Iraq and Afghanistan, S5941 [25MY]
      Armed Forces members from Texas killed in military action in 
        Iraq and Afghanistan, H9441 [1NO]
      Armed Forces members from Virginia killed in military action in 
        Iraq and Afghanistan, E1223 [14JN]
      Armed Forces members killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        H5087-H5092 [23JN], H5227-H5232 [27JN], H5939-H5941 [18JY], 
        H8849 [18OC], H9073 [25OC], H9249 [26OC], H10111 [9NO], E1607 
        [27JY]
  Motions
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3461, S3468 [12AP], S3981 [20AP], H1524 [16MR], H2507 [26AP]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), conference 
        report, H3026 [5MY]
  Remarks in House
      Appropriations: establish reporting requirements for funds made 
        available for military operations or reconstruction efforts in 
        Iraq or Afghanistan (H.R. 871), H611 [15FE]
      ------make Government-wide rescissions to offset supplemental 
        appropriations, H1476, H1477 [15MR]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        H177 [25JA], H674 [16FE], H722 [17FE], H1426 [15MR], H4556 
        [15JN]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief, H1269 [10MR]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), H1426, H1436-
        H1500, H1502, H1503 [15MR], H1512, H1514-H1526 [16MR], H1679, 
        H1684 [17MR], H2506 [26AP], E483, E488, E497, E504, E511 
        [17MR], E571 [7AP], E620 [12AP]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), conference 
        report, H2747, H2778 [3MY], H2984, H2985, H2997-H3027, H3034, 
        H3048, H3049 [5MY], H3063 [10MY], H3239 [12MY], E912 [9MY], 
        E922 [10MY], E969 [13MY], E980 [16MY], E1011 [19MY]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), consideration 
        (H. Res. 151), H1427-H1435 [15MR]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), consideration 
        of conference report (H. Res. 258), H2985-H2995 [5MY]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), correction in 
        enrollment (S. Con. Res. 31), H3119, H3120 [11MY]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), motion to 
        instruct conferees, H2507-H2509 [26AP]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), motion to 
        recommit, H1524 [16MR]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), unanimous-
        consent agreement, H1490 [15MR]
      ------on-budget treatment and reporting requirements relative to 
        future requests for supplemental appropriations for military 
        operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, H2507-H2509 [26AP]
      Armed Forces: condemn cultural and religious intolerance by U.S. 
        troops, H8951 [19OC]
      ------condition supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        on guarantees that safety needs of members will be met, H722 
        [17FE], H8650 [6OC]
      ------enhance and improve benefits for members returning from 
        service in Afghanistan and Iraq, H947 [3MR], H1028 [9MR], 
        H2132 [19AP], H9022 [20OC]
      ------reimburse members for cost of protective body armor or 
        other protective, safety, and health equipment for use in Iraq 
        or Afghanistan, H8650, H8724 [6OC]
      ------support members engaging in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, H675 [16FE], H4989 [23JN], H5359 [28JN], H5366, 
        H5474-H5478 [29JN], H5941-H5948 [18JY], H6112 [20JY], H9613-
        H9620 [3NO], H11338 [13DE], H12172 [18DE], E1516 [18JY]
      ------tribute to diversity of men and women killed in military 
        action in Iraq and Afghanistan, H4004 [25MY]
      ------tribute to families of members serving in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, E2621 [19DE]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, H5087-H5092 [23JN], H5227-H5232 [27JN], H5887 
        [14JY], H5939-H5941 [18JY], H8849 [18OC], H9073 [25OC], H9249, 
        H9252-H9258 [26OC], E1607 [27JY]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (H. Con. Res. 287), H10111 [9NO], E2214 [28OC]
      ------tribute to members serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, H2109 
        [19AP], H7936-H7943 [14SE]
      Army: uparmored High Mobility Multipurposed Wheeled Vehicles 
        (Humvees) funding, H5219 [27JN]
      Asia: moment of silence for victims of earthquake that struck 
        South Asia, H9011 [20OC]
      Budget: allocation of funds, H691-H699 [16FE]
      ------treatment of additional appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan and the war on terror, H4778 [20JN]
      Columbus, OH: tribute to Lima Co., 3d Battalion, 25th Marine 
        Regiment, E2065, E2079 [7OC]
      Committee on Appropriations (House): tribute to Subcommittee on 
        Defense staff, H1526 [16MR]
      Committees of the House: establish a select committee to 
        investigate the awarding and carrying out of contracts to 
        conduct activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and to fight the 
        war on terrorism, H1453-H1457, H1463 [15MR], H1512, H1519 
        [16MR], H2985, H2988, H2990-H2995, H3019 [5MY], H4928-H4932 
        [22JN]
      ------establish a select committee to investigate the awarding 
        and carrying out of contracts to conduct activities in 
        Afghanistan and Iraq and to fight the war on terrorism (H. 
        Res. 116), H1207 [9MR]
      Contracts: prohibit profiteering and fraud relative to military 
        action and disaster relief, H10106, H10107 [9NO]
      Dept. of Defense: emergency designation for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and war on 
        terrorism funding, H4735 [20JN]
      ------establish reporting requirements for the war-related costs 
        of reconstitution of equipment and military construction, 
        H4004 [25MY]
      ------extend current telecommunications benefit program through 
        the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring 
        Freedom and apply program to other contingency operations 
        (H.R. 2366), E986 [16MY]
      ------implement a mental health awareness campaign for families 
        of servicemembers deployed to a combat theater, H4003, H4006 
        [25MY]
      ------postpone certain closures and realignments of military 
        installations, H4027-H4035 [25MY]
      ------postpone certain closures and realignments of military 
        installations (H.R. 2511), E1051 [20MY]
      ------rehabilitation of overseas equipment funding, H1497 [15MR]
      ------release all documentation used for recommendations on 
        closures and realignments of military installations, H4109, 
        H4110 [26MY]
      Dept. of State: require report identifying all pending requests 
        for extradition of Afghan drug traffickers, including status 
        and response to such requests by Afghanistan, H6047, H6048 
        [19JY]
      Disasters: provide relief to victims of earthquake that struck 
        Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, H10789 [17NO], E2388 [17NO]
      Drugs: eradicate poppy plant, H4406 [14JN]
      ------reduce drug trafficking to eliminate financial support 
        that traffickers provide to terrorist organizations, H5285 
        [28JN]
      Elections, H270-H272 [1FE], H7874 [14SE], H8106 [20SE], H8168 
        [21SE], H8326 [22SE]
      ------participation of women, H8107 [20SE]
      Embassies: security, construction, and maintenance funding, 
        H1482-H1484 [15MR]
      First Coast Energy Shell Corp.: tribute to Tribute to Heroes 
        Campaign for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, H4902 [22JN]
      Foreign aid: authorize assistance for women and girls, H5289 
        [28JN]
      Foreign countries: report on congressional delegation trip to 
        Afghanistan and Pakistan, H699-H705 [16FE]
      Foreign policy: assess status of the war on terrorism, H8106 
        [20SE], H9418 [28OC], H9698, H9935 [7NO], H10218-H10223 
        [15NO], H11116 [7DE], H11497 [13DE]
      Honolulu, HI: tribute to Honolulu Marathon, Great Aloha Run, and 
        adjunct events in Afghanistan run by Armed Forces members, 
        E595 [8AP]
      Human rights: condemn use of torture on POW, H4709 [17JN], E529 
        [5AP]
      Independent Commission on the Investigation of Detainee Abuses: 
        establish, H4830-H4840, H4856, H4857 [21JN], H4901, H4903 
        [22JN]
      ------establish (H.R. 3003), H11078 [6DE], E1307 [21JN]
      Japan: express gratitude for assistance in Iraq and Afghanistan 
        reconstruction and efforts to maintain international peace and 
        security, H4734 [20JN]
      Karzai, Hamid: U.S. visit (H. Con. Res. 153), H3735-H3737 [23MY]
      Mattis, James: condemn remarks relative to war in Afghanistan, 
        E210 [10FE]
      Middle East: democracy efforts, H2531 [26AP]
      ------support principles of peace, H1425 [15MR], H1900 [13AP]
      Military Officers Association of America: tribute to Tampa, FL, 
        chapter's ``Operation Helping Hand'' program to assist 
        families of wounded members of the Armed Forces, E1332, E1353 
        [24JN]
      National security: combat terrorism, H1684-H1688 [17MR]
      Operation Slugger: tribute to program to send sports equipment 
        to members of the Armed Forces, E1247 [15JN]
      Pinellas Park, FL: tribute to 53d Brigade Combat Team, E1350 
        [24JN]
      Shanghai Cooperation Organization: encourage Member States to 
        express support for war on terrorism, extend timetable for 
        withdrawal of coalition forces, and open dialogue on continued 
        use of bases in certain countries, H6069, H6070 [19JY]
      Small business: provide access to Government awarded overseas 
        contracts, H1517 [16MR]
      U.S. policy, H4406 [14JN], H5368 [29JN]
      Veterans: benefits funding, H5242, H5243 [27JN], H12150-H12155 
        [17DE]
      ------improve post-traumatic stress disorder treatment for 
        veterans of service in Afghanistan and Iraq and the war on 
        terror, H3091 [10MY]
      Wolf, Representative: report on trip to Iraq, Afghanistan, and 
        Qatar, H8329-H8332 [22SE]
      Women: commend for participating in the democratic process, 
        H1028 [9MR], H6273 [21JY]
      ------human rights advances, H5617, H5625-H5630 [11JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Afghan Medical Relief Foundation: funding, S8533, S8534 [20JY]
      Appropriations: legislative process relative to Hurricane 
        Katrina recovery efforts proposals, S10014-S10016 [14SE]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        S1363-S1366 [15FE]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), S3368-S3398 
        [11AP], S3449-S3473 [12AP], S3509, S3512-S3548, S3603 [13AP], 
        S3610, S3614-S3645 [14AP], S3718, S3762, S3765, S3766 [15AP], 
        S3767-S3770, S3775-S3812 [18AP], S3865-S3892 [19AP], S3965-
        S4007 [20AP], S4046, S4060-S4066, S4079-S4094 [21AP], S4487 
        [28AP]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), conference 
        report, S4628-S4632 [9MY], S4806, S4807, S4814-S4817, S4819-
        S4849 [10MY], S4930 [11MY]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), correction in 
        enrollment (S. Con. Res. 31), S4849 [10MY]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), unanimous-
        consent agreement, S3338 [6AP], S4007 [20AP]
      ------on-budget treatment and reporting requirements relative to 
        future requests for supplemental appropriations for military 
        operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, S3786 [18AP]
      Armed Forces: accountability for abuse of prisoners and 
        detainees by U.S. military personnel, S11102-S11104 [5OC], 
        S13956 [17DE]
      ------impact of military service on members and their families, 
        S3545 [13AP]
      ------Presidential report on deployment, S13561 [14DE]
      ------protect financial conditions of members of the Reserve 
        components who are ordered to long term active duty in support 
        of contingency operation, S3543 [13AP]
      ------provide meal and telephone benefits for members 
        recuperating from injuries incurred on active duty in 
        Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom, S3642, 
        S3643 [14AP]
      ------reimburse members for cost of protective body armor or 
        other protective, safety, and health equipment for use in Iraq 
        or Afghanistan, S11086-S11088 [5OC]
      ------support members engaging in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, S12722 [14NO], S13070 [17NO]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, S9426-S9431 [29JY], S11292 [7OC]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (S. Res. 338), S13942 [16DE], S14302 [21DE]
      Army: High Mobility Multipurposed Wheeled Vehicles (Humvees) 
        common remotely operated weapons station funding, S11120 [5OC]
      ------uparmored High Mobility Multipurposed Wheeled Vehicles 
        (Humvees) funding, S3968, S3995 [20AP], S4079, S4080, S4083-
        S4086 [21AP], S4519 [28AP], S4628 [9MY], S10916-S10918 [4OC], 
        S11112, S11113 [5OC]
      Boston, MA: VA Boston Healthcare System Continuing Education 
        Committee hosting of conference on preparing for acute and 
        long-term needs of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans, S877 
        [2FE]
      Budget: treatment of appropriations for military operations in 
        Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere overseas, S11078-S11081 [5OC]
      Bush, President: address to National Endowment for Democracy 
        relative to radical Islamic fundamentalism and assessment of 
        war and reconstruction efforts in Iraq, S11188-S11191 [6OC]
      ------role of nominees in interpretation of law and development 
        of policies relative to treatment of prisoners or detainees in 
        Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, S128-S130 [24JA]
      ------State of the Union Message, S918-S923 [3FE]
      ------visit to Europe addressing certain foreign policy issues, 
        S1888-S1891 [2MR]
      Committee on War and Reconstruction Contracting (Senate, 
        Special): establish, S1983, S1984 [3MR], S3165 [5AP], S8734, 
        S8735 [22JY], S8785 [25JY], S9948 [13SE], S10004-S10006, 
        S10031 [14SE], S11513-S11516, S11545, S11548 [19OC], S12571-
        S12575 [9NO], S12639-S12644 [10NO]
      Contracts: prohibit profiteering and fraud relative to military 
        action, relief, and reconstruction efforts in areas of war or 
        conflict, S1917 [2MR], S2319-S2321 [9MR]
      Defense Contract Audit Agency: reporting requirements of audits 
        conducted on defense contracts awarded for security and 
        reconstruction activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, S3794 
        [18AP]
      Democracy: efforts, S13316 [18NO]
      Dept. of Defense: Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program for 
        Epilespy Research funding, S3996 [20AP]
      ------postpone certain closures and realignments of military 
        installations, S8650, S8651, S8657-S8660 [21JY], S8738 [22JY], 
        S8773, S8807-S8810 [25JY], S8927-S8929, S8937 [26JY]
      ------postpone certain closures and realignments of military 
        installations (S. 1075), S5447 [18MY]
      ------release all documentation used for recommendations on 
        closures and realignments of military installations (S. 1127), 
        S5933-S5936, S5940 [25MY], S6002, S6065 [26MY]
      ------require revised protocol on media coverage of return to 
        the U.S. of the remains of Armed Forces members killed 
        overseas, S4519 [28AP]
      ------support certain Paralympic sporting events, S8737 [22JY], 
        S10782 [30SE]
      ------uparmored High Mobility Multipurposed Wheeled Vehicles 
        (Humvees) funding, S8540-S8542 [20JY], S8614-S8617 [21JY]
      Disasters: provide relief to victims of earthquake that struck 
        Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, S12791 [15NO]
      Elections, S10288 [21SE]
      Foreign policy: assess status of the war on terrorism, S11604-
        S11606 [20OC], S12463-S12468 [8NO], S12722 [14NO], S12775-
        S12777 [15NO], S12876-S12878 [16NO], S13742 [16DE]
      Gonzales, Alberto R.: role in interpretation of law and 
        development of policies relative to treatment of prisoners or 
        detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 
        S128-S130 [24JA], S698-S732 [1FE], S839-S859, S862-S873 [2FE], 
        S923-S961 [3FE]
      Home Depot, Inc.: tribute for support of U.S. Armed Forces, 
        S3730 [15AP], S9153 [27JY]
      Karzai, Hamid: U.S. visit (S. Res. 152), S5743 [23MY]
      Law enforcement officers: Afghan police forces training pilot 
        program funding, S4046 [21AP], S10782 [30SE]
      Middle East: democracy efforts, S14293 [21DE]
      National Commission on U.S. Policies and Practices Relating to 
        the Treatment of Detainees Since September 11, 2001: 
        establish, S12393-S12397 [4NO], S12416, S12420-S12422, S12432-
        S12436 [7NO], S12472-S12474, S12491, S12520 [8NO]
      National Guard: modify the accumulation of leave for those 
        returning to the U.S. from active duty service in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, S3799 [18AP]
      Veterans: improve post-traumatic stress disorder treatment for 
        veterans of service in Afghanistan and Iraq and the war on 
        terror, S3458 [12AP]
      Weapons: protect U.S. soldiers from use of improvised explosive 
        devices in Iraq and Afghanistan, S13070 [17NO]
      Women: commend participation in civic, political, economic life 
        and reconstruction efforts of Iraq and Afghanistan, S2293 
        [8MR], S2981 [17MR]
  Reports
      Committee on Rules (House) Votes Preventing Amendments to H.R. 
        1268, Supplemental Appropriations Legislation, From Being 
        Brought to Floor for Consideration: Committee on the Budget 
        (House), H5563 [30JN]
      Deployment of U.S. Armed Forces: President Bush, S13561 [14DE]
      Gaps in the Dept. of Defense Detainee Abuse Reviews, S12433 
        [7NO]
  Reports filed
      Consideration of Conference Report on H.R. 1268, Supplemental 
        Appropriations for Military and Reconstruction in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief: Committee on 
        Rules (House) (H. Res. 258) (H. Rept. 109-73), H2975 [4MY]
      Consideration of H.R. 1268, Supplemental Appropriations for 
        Ongoing Military Operations and Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq 
        and Afghanistan, War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief: Committee 
        on Rules (House) (H. Res. 151) (H. Rept. 109-18), H1416 [14MR]
      Nomination of Ronald E. Neumann To Be Ambassador to Afghanistan: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S7070 [22JN]
      Supplemental Appropriations for Ongoing Military Operations and 
        Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, War on Terror, 
        and Tsunami Relief: Committee of Conference (H.R. 1268) (H. 
        Rept. 109-72), H2878 [3MY]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (House) (H.R. 1268) (H. Rept. 
        109-16), H1416 [14MR]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (H.R. 1268) (S. Rept. 
        109-52), S3277 [6AP]
      Supply Our Soldiers Act: Committee on Government Reform (House) 
        (H.R. 923) (H. Rept. 109-268), H9640 [3NO]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3468 [12AP], S3980, S3981, S3995, S4004 [20AP], H1455, H1473, 
        H1482 [15MR], H1517 [16MR]
  Statements
      Tribute to Fallen Navy SEALS: Joseph Maguire, S9429 [29JY]
      ------Pete Van Hooser, S9430 [29JY]
      War on Terrorism: Vernon Chong, S12775 [15NO]
  Tables
      Accountability of senior-level officers relative to treatment of 
        detainees, S12435 [7NO]
      Additional equipment for ongoing military operations and 
        reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, H3008 [5MY]
      Committee on the Budget (Senate) scoring of H.R. 1268, 
        supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations 
        and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, war on 
        terror, and tsunami relief, S3473 [12AP]
      Supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations and 
        reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, war on terror, 
        and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), H1438-H1443 [15MR]
      ------conference report, H2998-H3005 [5MY]
      2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission timeline, 
        S8657 [21JY]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 153, U.S. visit by Hamid Karzai, H3735 [23MY]
      H. Res. 151, consideration of H.R. 1268, supplemental 
        appropriations for ongoing military operations and 
        reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, war on terror, 
        and tsunami relief, H1427 [15MR]
      H. Res. 258, consideration of conference report on H.R. 1268, 
        supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations 
        and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, war on 
        terror, and tsunami relief, H2985 [5MY]
      H.R. 1268, supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief, S3368-S3393 [11AP], S4195-
        S4215 [25AP]
      S. 1075, postpone certain closures and realignments of military 
        installations, S5448 [18MY]
      S. Con. Res. 31, correction in enrollment of H.R. 1268, 
        supplemental appropriations for ongoing military operations 
        and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, war on 
        terror, and tsunami relief, S4849, S4879 [10MY], H3119 [11MY]
      S. Res. 152, U.S. visit by Hamid Karzai, S5743, S5804 [23MY]
      S. Res. 338, tribute to Armed Forces members killed in military 
        action in Iraq and Afghanistan, S13812-S13856 [16DE]
      S. Res. 343, Thank Our Defenders Week, S14335 [21DE]




AFL-CIO

  Letters
      Adjust status of certain foreign agricultural workers, reform H-
        2A worker program, and provide a stable and legal agricultural 
        workforce, S3785 [18AP]
      Dept. of Homeland Security grant allocation improvement, S8121 
        [12JY]
      Exempt class actions involving civil rights or certain labor 
        laws from amendments to court procedures to move certain class 
        action cases from State to Federal courts: several civil 
        rights and labor organizations, H649 [16FE]
      Job Training Improvement Act, E362 [3MR]
      Occupational safety and health legislation, H5679 [12JY]
      Protect employees and retirees from corporate practices that 
        deprive them of earnings and retirement savings when 
        businesses file for bankruptcy, S1989 [3MR]
  Remarks in House
      Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers 
        International Union: Local 315 recipient of San Diego-Imperial 
        Counties Labor Council Outstanding Community Services Award, 
        E1103 [26MY]
      Eatchel, Jef L.: San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council 
        Solidarity Award recipient, E1108 [26MY]
      Goff, Judy: Central Labor Council of Alameda County, CA, AFL-CIO 
        Unionist of the Year Award recipient, E1139 [7JN]
      International Brotherhood of Teamsters: Local 36 recipient of 
        San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council Outstanding 
        Community Services Award, E1104 [26MY]
      Milne, Crosby: San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council 
        Outstanding Dedication Award recipient, E1107 [26MY]
      Smith, Linda: AFL-CIO Labor Person of the Year Award recipient, 
        E720 [21AP]
      Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians: San Diego-Imperial Counties 
        Labor Council Spirit of Cooperation Award recipient, E1106 
        [26MY]
      Wood, Tom: San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council Labor 
        Leader of the Year award recipient, E1109 [26MY]




AFRICA

  Addresses
      African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum: Condoleezza Rice, Sec. 
        of State, E1576 [22JY]
      Ethiopian Human Rights Violations: Jendayi E. Frazer, Dept. of 
        State, E2570 [17DE]
      On the Atrocities in Sudan: Elie Wiesel, S3616 [14AP]
  Amendments
      Sudan: impose sanctions on those responsible for genocide, war 
        crimes, and crimes against humanity, support protection of 
        civilians and humanitarian operations, and support peace in 
        the Darfur region (S. 1462), S13403 [18NO]
  Articles and editorials
      Aid Workers Say Niger Crisis Illustrates Need for Reform, E1706 
        [29JY]
      American Witness, S1939 [2MR], E342 [2MR]
      Crumbs for Africa, E1165 [8JN]
      Day 113 of the President's Silence, E887 [5MY]
      Far From Stingy, H43 [4JA]
      Gandhi Branded Racist as Johannesburg Honours Freedom Fighter, 
        E2508 [13DE]
      Help Africans Help Themselves in Sudan, S12124 [1NO]
      Helping the Least of These--Cancel Africa's Debt and Share the 
        Wealth, E1390 [28JN]
      Malawi Village Underscores Impact of AIDS, H8862 [18OC]
      New Swazi Ambassador Hits the Ground Running, E2633 [22DE]
      Plan That Falls Far Short of Global Needs, E1391 [28JN]
      Riverside Cathedral, a Platform for Truth--A Search for Africa's 
        Development and the Role of Nelson Mandela, E1467 [12JY]
      South American Drug Cartels Lured to West Africa, E1729 [29JY]
      Sudan's Cruel and Slow Starvation, E2632 [22DE]
      Ten Ways You Can Help Africa, E426 [10MR]
      Uganda Is Latest African Donor of Relief to Hurricane Katrina--
        Foreign Minister Kutesa Describes $200,000 Donation, E1842 
        [14SE], E1887 [19SE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Africa-America Institute: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 261), 
        H8734 [6OC]
      ------tribute (see S. Con. Res. 47), S8949 [26JY]
      African Americans: enhance the preservation and interpretation 
        of the Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage (see H.R. 694), H521 
        [9FE]
      Angola: eligibility of nationals for temporary protected status 
        (see H.R. 334), H194 [25JA]
      Cameroon: condemn arrest of Henry Fossung and other political 
        activists (see H. Res. 503), H8985 [19OC]
      Congo, Democratic Republic of the: promote relief, security, and 
        democracy (see S. 2125), S13786 [16DE]
      Developing countries: recognize importance of addressing extreme 
        poverty, impact of HIV/AIDS on the economy, need for safe 
        blood supply, and congratulate Philadelphia, PA, for hosting 
        the ``Live 8 2005'' concert (see H. Res. 349), H5603 [30JN]
      Disasters: commend efforts of the Armed Forces and Dept. of 
        State and AID employees for their response to the tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (see H. 
        Res. 120), H797 [17FE]
      ------develop a global tsunami detection and warning system and 
        provide assistance for Indian Ocean tsunami victims and 
        reconstruction of tsunami-affected countries (see S. 452), 
        S1623 [17FE] (see H.R. 890), H791 [17FE]
      ------express sympathy and pledge support for victims of the 
        earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa (see S. Res. 4), S28 [4JA] (see H. 
        Res. 12), H79 [4JA]
      ------provide assistance for Indian Ocean tsunami victims and 
        for reconstruction of tsunami-affected countries (see H.R. 
        1550), H1893 [12AP]
      ------provide assistance to children orphaned or unaccompanied 
        due to the tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, Southeast 
        Asia, and Africa (see H.R. 397), H234 [26JA] (see H.R. 950), 
        H794 [17FE]
      Diseases: provide assistance to countries to combat 
        tuberculosis, malaria, and other infectious diseases (see S. 
        950), S4546 [28AP]
      Ethiopia: encourage and facilitate the consolidation of 
        security, human rights, democracy, and economic freedom (see 
        H.R. 4423), H11034 [18NO]
      ------prohibit allocation of foreign aid until claims of private 
        property confiscated by the Ethiopian Government are resolved 
        (see H.R. 1061), H941 [2MR]
      Foreign aid: encouraging accelerated removal of agricultural 
        subsidies of industrialized countries to alleviate poverty and 
        promote growth, health, and stability in the economies of 
        African countries (see H. Res. 461), H8387 [27SE]
      ------implement measures to help alleviate poor living 
        conditions (see H.R. 3175), H5601 [30JN]
      Gabon: urge holding of orderly, peaceful, and free and fair 
        Presidential elections (see H. Res. 554), H10226 [15NO]
      History: acknowledge African descendants of the transatlantic 
        slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and work to 
        improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin 
        America and the Caribbean (see H. Con. Res. 60), H587 [14FE] 
        (see H. Con. Res. 175), H4296 [8JN]
      Human rights: condemn trafficking in persons in areas of South 
        Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa struck by the tsunami (see S. 
        Res. 48), S1260 [10FE]
      Liberia: adjust immigration status of certain nationals (see S. 
        656), S2994 [17MR]
      ------commend people for holding peaceful national elections and 
        congratulating President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on her victory 
        and becoming the first female president of any African country 
        (see H. Con. Res. 313), H11327 [8DE] (see H. Con. Res. 327), 
        H12289 [18DE]
      National Weekend of Prayer and Reflection for Darfur, Sudan: 
        designate (see S. Res. 172), S6741 [16JN] (see S. Res. 186), 
        S7909 [1JY]
      ------support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 333), H4802 [20JN]
      Nobel Prize: recognition of Wangari Maathai for peace (see H. 
        Res. 27), H80 [4JA]
      Power resources: establish responsible energy policy towards the 
        Gulf of Guinea region in West Africa (see H. Con. Res. 229), 
        H7561 [28JY]
      Rwanda: remember the victims of genocide and pledge to work to 
        ensure that such an atrocity does not take place again (see H. 
        Con. Res. 88), H1264 [9MR]
      Small business: provide assistance for small and medium 
        enterprises in sub-Saharan African countries (see H.R. 4319), 
        H10225 [15NO]
      Somalia: facilitate lasting peace, democracy, and economic 
        recovery (see H.R. 3396), H6327 [21JY]
      Sudan: encourage NATO to assess the potential effectiveness of, 
        and requirements for, a NATO-enforced no-fly zone in Darfur 
        (see S. Con. Res. 17), S2483 [10MR]
      ------impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against 
        humanity in Darfur (see S. 495), S1931 [2MR] (see H.R. 1424), 
        H1693 [17MR]
      ------impose sanctions on those responsible for genocide, war 
        crimes, and crimes against humanity, protect civilians and 
        humanitarian operations, and support peace in Darfur (see H.R. 
        3127), H5599 [30JN]
      ------impose sanctions on those responsible for genocide, war 
        crimes, and crimes against humanity, support protection of 
        civilians and humanitarian operations, and support peace in 
        the Darfur region (see S. 1462), S8664 [21JY]
      Taxation: accelerate income tax benefits for charitable cash 
        contributions for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (see 
        H.R. 241), H136 [6JA]
      Taylor, Charles: call on Nigeria to transfer custody to the 
        Special Court for Sierra Leone to be tried for war crimes, 
        crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of 
        international humanitarian law (see H. Con. Res. 127), H1895 
        [12AP]
      Zimbabwe: condemn government operation under which homes, 
        businesses, religious structures, and other buildings were 
        demolished in an attempt to restore order (see H. Res. 409), 
        H7561 [28JY]
  Court documents
      Special Court for Sierra Leone Case No. SCSL-03-I, Prosecutor 
        Against Charles Taylor Indictment, H6130-H6133 [20JY]
  Factsheets
      African Global Competitiveness Initiative, E1576 [22JY]
  Letters
      Armed Forces response to the tsunami that struck areas of South 
        Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa: T.R. Williams, S3394 [11AP]
      Condemn attacks against civilians in the Darfur region of Sudan: 
        Representative Wolf, E201 [9FE]
      Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy 
        Promotion Act: CARE USA (organization), S13789 [16DE]
      ------Ken Hackett, Catholic Relief Services, S13789 [16DE]
      ------Mark L. Schneider, International Crisis Group, S13789 
        [16DE]
  Lists
      Cosponsors of Corzine amendment to H.R. 1268, supplemental 
        appropriations, on imposing sanctions against perpetrators of 
        crimes against humanity in Darfur region of Sudan, S4007 
        [20AP]
      Cosponsors of legislation to accelerate income tax benefits for 
        charitable cash contributions for victims of the earthquake 
        and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, 
        and Africa, S39 [6JA]
  Messages
      National Emergency Relative to Liberia: President Bush, H6074 
        [19JY]
      National Emergency Relative to Sudan: President Bush, S12126 
        [1NO], H9446 [1NO]
      National Emergency Relative to Zimbabwe: President Bush, S1930 
        [2MR], H917 [2MR]
      U.S. Trade and Investment Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa and 
        African Growth and Opportunity Act Implementation: President 
        Bush, S5531 [19MY], H3678 [19MY]
  Press releases
      Secretary of State Rice Announces New AGOA Fund To Promote 
        Africa Economic Growth, E1576 [22JY]
      UN, African Union Condemn ``Savage Attack'' on Darfur Village by 
        Armed Militia: U.N. News Service, S3617 [14AP]
  Proposals
      Acceleration of income tax benefits for charitable cash 
        contributions for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, S39 
        [6JA]
  Remarks in House
      Africa Malaria Day: observance, E786 [27AP]
      African Americans: enhance the preservation and interpretation 
        of the Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage (H.R. 694), H1383-
        H1386 [14MR]
      AID: Child Survival and Health Account funding to combat malaria 
        through reductions in allocation of foreign aid to Egypt, 
        H5261, H5298 [28JN]
      ------eligibility of religious organizations for tsunami relief 
        funds, H1488 [15MR]
      ------Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Program funding, H3025 
        [5MY]
      ------South Africa Medical Research Council funding, H3025 [5MY]
      Dept. of State: Global HIV/AIDS Initiative funding, H5306, H5307 
        [28JN]
      Disasters: commend efforts of El Paso, TX, community for their 
        response to the tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa, E1355 [24JN]
      ------commend efforts of the Armed Forces and Dept. of State and 
        AID employees for their response to the tsunami that struck 
        areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (H. Res. 120), 
        H1740-H1742 [5AP], E296 [18FE], E556 [6AP]
      ------commend efforts of various corporations for their 
        charitable response to the tsunami that struck areas of South 
        Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, E1597 [25JY]
      ------eliminate supplemental appropriations for tsunami relief, 
        H1479, H1480 [15MR]
      ------express sympathy and pledge support for victims of the 
        earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa (H. Res. 12), H37-H47, H64-H67 
        [4JA], H130 [6JA], E33, E39, E40 [6JA]
      ------provide assistance to children orphaned or unaccompanied 
        due to the tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, Southeast 
        Asia, and Africa (H.R. 950), E281 [18FE]
      ------Tsunami Recovery and Reconstruction Fund pregnant victims 
        assistance funding, H1468-H1471 [15MR]
      Diseases: authorize assistance to combat HIV/AIDS pandemic in 
        sub-Saharan Africa, H5286, H5295, H5296 [28JN], H6130 [20JY]
      ------expand assistance to countries seriously affected by HIV/
        AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, H9311, H9312 [27OC], E2238 
        [1NO]
      Drugs: use of West Africa as hub for drug trade to Europe and 
        North America, E1729 [29JY]
      Egypt: democracy and education programs funding, H5298, H5299 
        [28JN]
      Equatorial Guinea: commend support for victims of the earthquake 
        and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, 
        and Africa, E41 [6JA]
      Ethiopia: democracy efforts, H8487 [28SE], E2570 [17DE]
      ------human rights violations, E2570 [17DE]
      ------prohibit allocation of foreign aid until claims of private 
        property confiscated by the Ethiopian Government are resolved 
        (H.R. 1061), H924 [2MR]
      ------U.S. policy, E2147 [20OC], E2308 [9NO]
      Foreign aid: allocation, E426 [10MR], E1165 [8JN], E1430 [1JY]
      ------develop plan to protect blood supply from infectious 
        diseases, H5286 [28JN]
      ------development of trade and investment partnerships, E1575 
        [22JY]
      ------encouraging accelerated removal of agricultural subsidies 
        of industrialized countries to alleviate poverty and promote 
        growth, health, and stability in the economies of African 
        countries (H. Res. 461), E1962 [27SE]
      ------implement measures to help alleviate poor living 
        conditions (H.R. 3175), E1434 [1JY]
      ------increase disaster assistance and refugee assistance to 
        Sudan and other African countries, H1467 [15MR]
      ------public health and preventable illness initiatives funding, 
        H1646 [17MR]
      Foreign policy: report on congressional delegation trip to Sudan 
        and Chad, H224 [26JA]
      Gandhi, Mohandas K.: racist statements about Africans, E2508 
        [13DE]
      Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria 
        (organization): funding, H5303 [28JN]
      History: acknowledge African descendants of the transatlantic 
        slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and work to 
        improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin 
        America and the Caribbean (H. Con. Res. 175), H5927-H5930, 
        H5934 [18JY], E1414 [30JN], E1507 [15JY], E1521 [19JY], E1544 
        [20JY], E1702 [29JY]
      Illinois: tribute to Tenth Congressional District schools' 
        tsunami relief efforts, H1949 [13AP]
      Intel Foundation: tribute to tsunami relief efforts, E552 [5AP]
      International economic relations: provide for cancellation of 
        debts owed to international financial institutions by poor 
        countries, E1390 [28JN]
      Internationial relations: Ethiopian and Eritrean compliance with 
        agreement to end hostilities and provide for a demarcation of 
        the border between the two countries, E2152 [20OC]
      Lake Villa, IL: tribute to efforts to assist victims of the 
        tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and 
        Africa, E271 [17FE]
      Mandela, Nelson: visit to Riverside Church in New York, NY, 
        E1467 [12JY]
      Morocco: encourage resolution of conflict with Western Sahara 
        and support U.N. Security Council resolution on self-
        determination for Western Sahara, E1716 [29JY]
      ------human rights violations, E1716 [29JY]
      National Weekend of Prayer and Reflection for Darfur, Sudan: 
        support goals and ideals (H. Res. 333), H5610-H5612 [11JY], 
        E1462, E1466 [12JY], E1499 [15JY]
      Niger: allocation of humanitarian assistance and address long-
        term food security, E1706 [29JY]
      Nigeria: allocation of foreign aid, H1489, H1490 [15MR]
      ------withdrawal of military forces from Cameroon, H3588 [19MY], 
        H4146 [7JN], E995 [17MY], E1033 [20MY], E1110, E1112 [26MY], 
        E1590 [25JY], E1669 [29JY]
      Nova Southeastern University: tribute to University School 
        tsunami relief campaign, E191 [9FE]
      Power resources: establish responsible energy policy towards the 
        Gulf of Guinea region in West Africa, E1534 [19JY]
      ------establish responsible energy policy towards the Gulf of 
        Guinea region in West Africa (H. Con. Res. 229), E1711 [29JY]
      Sonoma, CA: tribute to children of Congregation Shir Shalom for 
        statement condemning attacks against civilians in the Darfur 
        Region of Sudan, E1006 [18MY]
      Sudan: African Union Mission funding, H5978 [19JY]
      ------allocation of foreign aid, H4301 [9JN]
      ------authorize all necessary means to stop genocide in Darfur 
        region, H5343, H5344 [28JN]
      ------condemn attacks against civilians in the Darfur region, 
        H4192 [8JN], E201 [9FE], E306 [18FE], E342 [2MR], E2632 [22DE]
      ------impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against 
        humanity in Darfur (H.R. 1424), H3040 [5MY], E887 [5MY]
      ------prohibit funding to return displaced persons from Chad to 
        Sudan, H5345-H5347 [28JN]
      ------provide assistance for the crisis in the Darfur region, 
        H11114 [7DE], H11224 [8DE], H11507 [14DE]
      ------provide assistance for the crisis in the Darfur region and 
        encourage implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Plan, 
        E2204 [27OC]
      ------provide assistance for the crisis in the Darfur region and 
        for the implementation of a comprehensive peace plan, H222 
        [26JA]
      Taxation: accelerate income tax benefits for charitable cash 
        contributions for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (H.R. 
        241), H83 [6JA]
      Taylor, Charles: call on Nigeria to transfer custody to the 
        Special Court for Sierra Leone to be tried for war crimes, 
        crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of 
        international humanitarian law, H6130-H6135 [20JY]
      ------call on Nigeria to transfer custody to the Special Court 
        for Sierra Leone to be tried for war crimes, crimes against 
        humanity, and other serious violations of international 
        humanitarian law (H. Con. Res. 127), H2762-H2765 [3MY], E863 
        [4MY]
      U.N.: U.S. contribution to U.N. Population Fund, H4593-H4599 
        [16JN]
      Uganda: tribute for efforts to provide relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, E1886 [19SE]
      Wilson, Joseph C., IV: credibility of statements on Iraq's 
        attempts to purchase uranium in Africa, H6313 [21JY]
      Zimbabwe: condemn government operation under which homes, 
        businesses, religious structures, and other buildings were 
        demolished in an attempt to restore order (H. Res. 409), 
        H11630-H11637 [14DE]
      ------human rights violations, H5292, H5293 [28JN]
      ------U.S. visit of Members of Parliament, H4566 [16JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      African Growth and Opportunity Act: extend and modify certain 
        trade benefits, S6348 [13JN]
      Armed Forces: Presidential report on deployment, S13561 [14DE]
      Burma: assess extent of injury and damage due to the earthquake 
        and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, 
        and Africa, S24 [4JA]
      Bush, President: evaluation of administration, S6721 [16JN]
      Children and youth: eliminate abusive child labor in the growing 
        and processing of cocoa, S8395-S8397 [18JY]
      China, People's Republic of: impact of national oil companies on 
        U.S. energy supplies, S7274 [23JN]
      ------tactics used to import oil, S4007 [20AP], S7054 [22JN]
      Congo, Democratic Republic of: U.N. peacekeeping failures, S8379 
        [15JY]
      Congo, Democratic Republic of the: promote relief, security, and 
        democracy (S. 2125), S13788 [16DE]
      Disasters: develop a global tsunami detection and warning system 
        and provide assistance for Indian Ocean tsunami victims and 
        reconstruction of tsunami-affected countries (S. 452), S1670 
        [17FE]
      ------establish scholarship fund for victims of the tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, S1362 
        [15FE]
      ------express sympathy and pledge support for victims of the 
        earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa, S24 [4JA]
      ------express sympathy and pledge support for victims of the 
        earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa (S. Res. 4), S7-S11 [4JA], S56 
        [6JA]
      ------food aid funding for victims of the earthquake and tsunami 
        that struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, 
        S429 [25JA]
      ------moment of silence for victims of the earthquake and 
        tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and 
        Africa, S1 [4JA]
      ------pledge support for victims of the tsunami that struck 
        areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, S1362 [15FE]
      ------report on congressional trip to areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa that were struck by earthquake and 
        tsunami, S543-S546 [26JA], S682, S734 [1FE]
      Diseases: improve access to HIV/AIDS-related treatments and 
        services in developing countries, S381 [25JA]
      ------provide assistance to countries to combat malaria, S8475 
        [19JY]
      ------provide assistance to countries to combat tuberculosis, 
        malaria, and other infectious diseases (S. 950), S4568 [28AP]
      Ethiopia: human rights violations, S13772 [16DE]
      Foreign aid: allocation of humanitarian assistance, S6348 [13JN]
      ------improve global water supply, S682 [1FE]
      Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria 
        (organization): funding, S2938, S2947 [17MR]
      ------funding through reductions in Iraq Economic Support Fund 
        funding, S8470, S8471 [19JY]
      Human rights: condemn trafficking in persons in areas of South 
        Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa struck by the tsunami (S. 
        Res. 48), S1308 [10FE]
      International economic relations: provide for cancellation of 
        debts owed to international financial institutions by poor 
        countries, S6348 [13JN]
      Japan: commend support for victims of the earthquake and tsunami 
        that struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, 
        S24 [4JA]
      Liberia: elections, S11473 [18OC]
      National Funeral Directors Association: commend support for 
        victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of 
        South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, S60 [6JA]
      National Weekend of Prayer and Reflection for Darfur, Sudan: 
        designate (S. Res. 172), S6812 [20JN]
      ------designate (S. Res. 186), S7924 [1JY]
      Niger: allocation of humanitarian assistance and address long-
        term food security, S9277 [28JY]
      Rwanda: anniversary of genocide, S3275 [6AP]
      Senate: accomplishments of the 108th Congress, S13-S15 [4JA]
      Somalia: facilitate lasting peace, democracy, and economic 
        recovery, S13350 [18NO]
      Sudan: African Union Mission funding, S8456, S8471 [19JY]
      ------condemn attacks against civilians in the Darfur region, 
        S621-S623 [31JA], S876 [2FE], S1816-S1818 [1MR], S4537 [28AP]
      ------Darfur peacekeeping operations and disaster assistance 
        funding, S4080 [21AP]
      ------encourage NATO to assess the potential effectiveness of, 
        and requirements for, a NATO-enforced no-fly zone in Darfur 
        (S. Con. Res. 17), S2497 [10MR]
      ------impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against 
        humanity in Darfur, S3616-S3619 [14AP]
      ------impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against 
        humanity in Darfur (H.R. 1424), S4805 [10MY]
      ------impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against 
        humanity in Darfur (S. 495), S1938-S1943 [2MR]
      ------impose sanctions on those responsible for genocide, war 
        crimes, and crimes against humanity, support protection of 
        civilians and humanitarian operations, and support peace in 
        the Darfur region, S11750 [24OC], S12123 [1NO]
      ------impose sanctions on those responsible for genocide, war 
        crimes, and crimes against humanity, support protection of 
        civilians and humanitarian operations, and support peace in 
        the Darfur region (S. 1462), S8681 [21JY], S11509 [19OC], 
        S13413 [18NO]
      ------provide assistance for the crisis in the Darfur region and 
        for the development of a comprehensive peace plan, S3717, 
        S3721 [15AP]
      ------provide assistance for the crisis in the Darfur region and 
        for the implementation of a comprehensive peace plan, S621 
        [31JA]
      Taxation: accelerate income tax benefits for charitable cash 
        contributions for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, S36, 
        S39 [6JA]
      ------accelerate income tax benefits for charitable cash 
        contributions for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (H.R. 
        241), S56 [6JA]
      ------accelerate income tax benefits for charitable cash 
        contributions for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (H.R. 
        241), unanimous-consent agreement, S41 [6JA]
      Taylor, Charles: call on Nigeria to transfer custody to the 
        Special Court for Sierra Leone to be tried for war crimes, 
        crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of 
        international humanitarian law, S6647 [15JN], S8449 [19JY]
      ------call on Nigeria to transfer custody to the Special Court 
        for Sierra Leone to be tried for war crimes, crimes against 
        humanity, and other serious violations of international 
        humanitarian law (H. Con. Res. 127), S4884 [10MY]
      U.N.: U.S. contribution to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, 
        S8449 [19JY]
      Zimbabwe: human rights violations, S7903, S7904 [1JY]
  Reports
      Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Calls West Africa a 
        Strategic but Underutilized Partner in Quest for U.S. Energy 
        Security: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., E1535 
        [19JY]
      Deployment of U.S. Armed Forces: President Bush, S13561 [14DE]
      Presidential Mission on Children Orphaned by AIDS in Sub-Saharan 
        Africa: Office of National AIDS Policy (1999), H8860 [18OC]
      Staffdel Simpkins Trip Report--Zimbabwe and South Africa: 
        Gregory Simpkins, H11632-H11636 [14DE]
      U.S. Foreign Assistance to Africa--Claims vs. Reality: Susan E. 
        Rice, Brookings Institution, E1430 [1JY]
  Statements
      Conflict in Darfur, Sudan: Children of Congregation Shir Shalom, 
        Sonoma, CA, E1006 [18MY]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 127, call on Nigeria to transfer custody of Charles 
        Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone to be tried for 
        war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious 
        violations of international humanitarian law, H2762 [3MY]
      H. Con. Res. 175, acknowledge African descendants of the 
        transatlantic slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and 
        work to improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities 
        in Latin America and the Caribbean, H5927 [18JY], E1414 
        [30JN], E1507 [15JY]
      H. Res. 12, express sympathy and pledge support for victims of 
        the earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa, H37 [4JA]
      H. Res. 120, commend efforts of the Armed Forces and Dept. of 
        State and AID employees for their response to the tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, H1740 
        [5AP]
      H. Res. 333, support goals and ideals of National Weekend of 
        Prayer and Reflection for Darfur, Sudan, H5610 [11JY]
      H. Res. 409, condemn government operation in Zimbabwe under 
        which homes, businesses, religious structures, and other 
        buildings were demolished in an attempt to restore order, 
        H11630 [14DE]
      H.R. 241, accelerate income tax benefits for charitable cash 
        contributions for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, H83 
        [6JA]
      H.R. 694, Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act, H1383-H1385 
        [14MR]
      S. 452, Tsunami Early Warning and Relief Act, S1671 [17FE]
      S. 495, Darfur Accountability Act, S1940-S1942 [2MR]
      S. 1462, Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, S13414-S13417 
        [18NO]
      S. Con. Res. 17, encourage NATO to assess the potential 
        effectiveness of, and requirements for, a NATO-enforced no-fly 
        zone in Darfur region of Sudan, S2497 [10MR]
      S. Con. Res. 47, tribute to Africa-America Institute, S8987 
        [26JY]
      S. Res. 4, express sympathy and pledge support for victims of 
        the earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa, S7, S29 [4JA]
      S. Res. 48, condemn trafficking in persons in areas of South 
        Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa struck by the tsunami, S1307 
        [10FE]
      S. Res. 172, National Weekend of Prayer and Reflection for 
        Darfur, Sudan, S6767 [16JN]
      S. Res. 186, National Weekend of Prayer and Reflection for 
        Darfur, Sudan, S7913, S7924 [1JY]
  Transcripts
      Liberia's Former President, Friend to Terror: Chris Hansen, 
        ``NBC Dateline'' (television program), H6133 [20JY]




AFRICA-AMERICA INSTITUTE

  Bills and resolutions
      Anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 261), H8734 [6OC]
      Tribute (see S. Con. Res. 47), S8949 [26JY]
  Texts of
      S. Con. Res. 47, tribute, S8987 [26JY]




AFRICAN AMERICAN MINISTERS IN ACTION (organization)

  Letters
      Head Start Program hiring protections for faith-based 
        organizations, H8273 [22SE]
      Job Training Improvement Act, E363 [3MR]




AFRICAN AMERICANS

  Addresses
      I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., H9404 [28OC]
  Amendments
      Capitol Building and Grounds: acceptance by Committee on the 
        Library (Joint) of a bust of Sojourner Truth and display of 
        the bust in the Capitol rotunda (H.R. 4510), H12284, H12291 
        [18DE]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (H.R. 
        358), S13406, S13417 [18NO], H12189 [18DE]
      Parks, Rosa: direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. 
        Capitol in National Statuary Hall (H.R. 4145), H10789 [17NO]
      ------direct the Committee on the Library (Joint) to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks for placement in the U.S. Capitol (S. 
        Con. Res. 62), S13034, S13041 [16NO]
      Rosa Parks Federal Building, Detroit, MI: designate (S. 1285), 
        S11893 [26OC]
  Analyses
      Congressional Black Caucus 2006 Budget Proposals, H1650-H1652 
        [17MR]
  Articles and editorials
      Black Moses--The International Appeal for This Black Nationalist 
        Still Lives, E1151 [7JN]
      C.L. Woodley, E1260 [17JN]
      Celebrating the Life of John Procope, E1727 [29JY]
      Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Dies at 92--Long Known as the 
        ``Mother of the Civil Rights Movement'', E2238 [1NO]
      Civil Rights Lawyer Baker Motley Dies, E1995 [29SE]
      Civil-Rights Leader Mourns an African-American Population Left 
        Behind, S9717 [7SE]
      Constance Baker Motley, Civil Rights Trailblazer, Dies at 84, 
        E1994 [29SE]
      Exhibit of Lynching Photos Shows Evil We Must Remember, S6378 
        [13JN]
      Faith and Deliverance--Damu Smith Wages War on Cancer, E1615 
        [27JY]
      From the Fight Against Slavery, Racism and Colonialism to HIV/
        AIDS Scourge and Adverse Effects of Globalization, E1300 
        [21JN]
      In the Footsteps of History, S382, S384 [25JA]
      John L. Procope, 82, Publisher of Black Newspaper in Harlem, 
        Dies, E1555 [20JY]
      John L. Procope--The Passing of a Leader in Newspaper Publishing 
        and the Consummate Business Leader, E1728 [29JY]
      Kenneth Clark, Who Helped End Segregation, Dies, E845, E847 
        [3MY]
      Kenneth Clark Dies; Helped Desegregate Schools, E891 [5MY]
      Marking a Park's Social Revolution, E1819 [13SE]
      Personal Evolution of a Civil Rights Giant, E1053 [23MY]
      Samuel T. Daniels, 82, Leader in Local Civil Rights Struggle, 
        S2241 [8MR]
      Senate Issues Apology Over Failure on Lynching Law, E1250 [15JN]
      Sidney Barthwell--His Life's Success Inspired Others, E1409 
        [30JN]
      Time To Fix Riot's Wrongs, E487 [17MR]
      Urban League Celebrates 95 Years, E1618 [27JY]
      Why Our Black Families Are Failing, E1598 [25JY]
      Woman of the People--Shirley Chisholm Took a Back Seat to No 
        One, E28 [4JA]
  Bills and resolutions
      American Battle Monuments Commission: establish a memorial to 
        the Buffalo Soldiers in Louisiana (see S. 205), S647 [31JA]
      Army: tribute to the Black Corps of Engineers for contributions 
        in constructing the Alaska-Canada highway during World War II 
        and their role in integrating the military (see H. Con. Res. 
        67), H719 [16FE]
      Ashe, Arthur: issue commemorative postage stamp (see H. Con. 
        Res. 116), H1695 [17MR]
      Bearden, Romare H.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 115), H1695 [17MR]
      Bennett, William J.: condemn remarks linking crime rates with 
        the abortion of African American babies (see S. Res. 262), 
        S10797 [30SE] (see H. Res. 473), H8643 [29SE]
      Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 44), S1116 [8FE]
      Black Press of America: anniversary (see S. Res. 83), S2846 
        [16MR]
      Branch, Frederick C.: tribute (see S. Res. 116), S4021 [20AP]
      Campanella, Roy: issue commemorative postage stamp (see H. Con. 
        Res. 114), H1695 [17MR]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: acceptance by Committee on the 
        Library (Joint) of a bust of Sojourner Truth and display of 
        the bust in the Capitol rotunda (see H.R. 4510), H11503 [13DE]
      ------authorizing use of Grounds for event commemorating the 
        Million Man March anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 161), H3694 
        [19MY]
      ------design and construct monument to commemorate contributions 
        of minority women to women's suffrage and the participation of 
        women in public life (see H. Con. Res. 84), H983 [3MR]
      ------permit use of rotunda for a ceremony to award 
        Congressional Gold Medal to Jackie Robinson posthumously (see 
        H. Con. Res. 79), H847 [1MR]
      ------revise women's suffrage statue located in the Capitol 
        rotunda to include a likeness of Sojourner Truth (see H.R. 
        937), H794 [17FE] (see H.R. 4475), H11326 [8DE]
      Chisholm, Shirley: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see H.R. 188), H77 [4JA]
      ------tribute (see S. Res. 52), S1345 [14FE] (see H. Res. 21), 
        H79 [4JA]
      Civil rights: anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her 
        seat on the bus and subsequent desegregation of American 
        society (see H. Con. Res. 208), H5801 [13JY]
      ------provide equal access to opportunity in education, 
        business, and employment and support affirmative action 
        programs in securing such equal access (see H. Res. 285), 
        H3435 [17MY]
      ------recognize contributions of the ``Greensboro Four'' (see H. 
        Con. Res. 25), H196 [25JA]
      Cochran, Johnnie, Jr.: tribute (see H. Res. 185), H1778 [5AP]
      Commission To Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans: 
        establish (see H.R. 40), H72 [4JA]
      Davis, Ossie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see 
        H.R. 660), H411 [8FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: provide farm debt and program relief to 
        African-American farmers who suffered discrimination in the 
        administration of farm credit and benefit programs (see H.R. 
        3998), H8733 [6OC]
      ------reopen filing of claims by African-American farmers who 
        suffered discrimination in the administration of farm credit 
        and benefit programs (see H.R. 4398), H11033 [18NO]
      Dept. of Justice: require report to Congress on investigation 
        into murder of Emmett Till (see S. Con. Res. 3), S145 [24JA] 
        (see H. Con. Res. 77), H797 [17FE]
      Diseases: authorize grants to provide treatment for diabetes 
        within minority communities (see H.R. 3641), H7612 [29JY]
      ------establish a program to provide screenings and treatment 
        for cancer to minority or underserved populations (see H.R. 
        3640), H7612 [29JY]
      ------increase activities carried out by the Centers for Disease 
        Control and Prevention and NIH relative to diabetes in 
        minority populations (see H.R. 159), H76 [4JA]
      DuBois, W.E.B.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 72), H796 [17FE]
      Dunham, Katherine: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 110), H1695 [17MR]
      Garvey, Marcus: pardon (see H. Con. Res. 57), H587 [14FE]
      Gibbons, Pasqualine J.: correct the unfair passing over for 
        promotion to grade of technical sergeant during World War II 
        (see H. Res. 204), H1895 [12AP] (see H. Res. 257), H2977 [4MY]
      Hampton, Lionel: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 111), H1695 [17MR]
      Higher Education Act: expand eligibility requirement for certain 
        aid programs to include predominantly Black colleges and 
        universities (see H.R. 2931), H4654 [16JN]
      History: acknowledge African descendants of the transatlantic 
        slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and work to 
        improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin 
        America and the Caribbean (see H. Con. Res. 60), H587 [14FE] 
        (see H. Con. Res. 175), H4296 [8JN]
      ------anniversary of ratification of constitutional amendment on 
        abolition of slavery (see H. Res. 196), H1846 [6AP]
      ------apologize to lynching victims, and their descendants, for 
        the Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation (see 
        S. Res. 39), S1049 [7FE]
      ------enhance the preservation and interpretation of the Gullah/
        Geechee cultural heritage (see H.R. 694), H521 [9FE]
      ------establish a commission to investigate the expulsion of 
        African-American residents of certain Missouri cities from 
        their homes between 1894 and 1901 and make recommendations 
        regarding reparations (see H.R. 1977), H2735 [28AP]
      Horne, Lena: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 112), H1695 [17MR]
      Horseracing: recognize contributions of Jimmy Winkfield and 
        other African American jockeys and trainers to the sport of 
        horseracing and the history of the Kentucky Derby (see H. Res. 
        231), H2472 [21AP]
      Hurston, Zora Neale: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 117), H1695 
        [17MR]
      Johnson, John A. (Jack): pardon posthumously (see H. Con. Res. 
        24), H196 [25JA]
      Johnson, John H.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 246), H8162 [20SE]
      Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (see S. Con. Res. 42), 
        S6658 [15JN] (see H. Con. Res. 160), H3694 [19MY]
      Kansas City, MO: designate the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum as 
        America's National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (see S. Con. 
        Res. 60), S11823 [25OC] (see H. Con. Res. 277), H9275 [26OC]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: provide for expeditious disclosure of 
        records relevant to life and assassination (see H.R. 2554), 
        H3768 [23MY]
      ------redesign the $1 coin in commemoration (see H.R. 1432), 
        H1694 [17MR]
      Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling (see S. 2138), S13786 
        [16DE]
      ------provide for the collection of data on traffic stops (see 
        H.R. 253), H136 [6JA]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        S. 582), S2383 [9MR] (see H.R. 358), H195 [25JA]
      Marshall, Thurgood: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see H.R. 657), H411 [8FE]
      ------mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 1433), H1694 [17MR]
      Mexico: condemn printing and distribution of racist postage 
        stamps and urge to immediately cease printing and distributing 
        the stamps and recall stamps on the market (see H. Res. 347), 
        H5603 [30JN]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals (see H.R. 
        3561), H7558 [28JY]
      Montgomery, AL: anniversary of bus boycott (see H. Con. Res. 
        273), H9102 [25OC]
      Motley, Constance Baker: tribute (see S. Res. 272), S11313 [7OC] 
        (see H. Con. Res. 271), H9043 [20OC] (see H. Res. 497), H8846 
        [17OC]
      National Archives and Records Administration: establish a 
        servitude and emancipation archival research clearinghouse 
        (see S. 1248), S6481 [14JN] (see H.R. 2891), H4485 [14JN]
      National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: support goals and ideals 
        (see H. Con. Res. 30), H235 [26JA]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 158), S6022 [26MY]
      Negro Leaguers Recognition Day: designate (see S. Con. Res. 68), 
        S13451 [12DE]
      New York, NY: establish the African Burial Ground National 
        Historic Site and the African Burial Ground International 
        Memorial Museum (see S. 970), S4547 [28AP] (see H.R. 3581), 
        H7559 [28JY]
      NOAA: strengthen science training programs through interagency 
        cooperation and diversify science community by attracting 
        underrepresented groups (see S. 1465), S8746 [22JY]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (see S. 432), S1623 [17FE] (see H.R. 921), H793 
        [17FE]
      Parks, Rosa: authorize remains to lie in honor in the Capitol 
        rotunda (see S. Con. Res. 61), S12007 [27OC] (see H. Con. Res. 
        286), H9425 [28OC]
      ------direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a statue of 
        Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. Capitol in 
        National Statuary Hall (see S. 1959), S12353 [3NO] (see H.R. 
        4145), H9275 [26OC]
      ------direct the Committee on the Library (Joint) to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks for placement in the U.S. Capitol (see S. 
        Con. Res. 62), S12526 [8NO]
      ------issue commemorative postage stamp (see S. 2154), S14186 
        [20DE] (see H.R. 4343), H10501 [16NO] (see H. Con. Res. 292), 
        H9962 [7NO]
      ------tribute (see S. Res. 287), S11823 [25OC] (see H. Res. 
        512), H9275 [26OC]
      Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr.: issue commemorative postage stamp 
        (see H. Con. Res. 113), H1695 [17MR]
      Robinson, (Sugar) Ray: tribute (see H. Res. 177), H1696 [17MR]
      Rosa Parks Federal Building, Detroit, MI: designate (see S. 
        1285), S7070 [22JN] (see H.R. 2967), H4721 [17JN]
      SBA: allow more joint ventures, leader-follower arrangements, 
        and teaming arrangements under the minority business 
        development program (see H.R. 166), H76 [4JA]
      Schomburg, Arthur: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 119), H1695 [17MR]
      Science: recognize significance of African American women in the 
        U.S. scientific community (see H. Con. Res. 96), H1508 [15MR]
      Selma, AL: anniversary of Bloody Sunday (see S. Res. 70), S2004 
        [3MR]
      Shabazz, Betty: tribute (see H. Res. 178), H1696 [17MR]
      Sports: recognize contributions of African-American basketball 
        teams and players for their achievements, dedication, and 
        contributions to the sport of basketball and to the Nation 
        (see S. Con. Res. 57), S11212 [6OC] (see H. Con. Res. 59), 
        H587 [14FE]
      Texas Southern University: tribute to establishment of Andrew L. 
        Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy at the Thurgood 
        Marshall School of Law (see H. Res. 263), H3055 [5MY]
      Tubman, Harriet Ross: payment of pension for Army services as a 
        nurse and a scout during the Civil War (see H. Con. Res. 13), 
        H136 [6JA]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 392), 
        S1513 [16FE] (see H.R. 1259), H1370 [10MR]
      Walker, C.J.: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 118), H1695 [17MR]
      Winfrey, Oprah: tribute (see H. Con. Res. 325), H12168 [17DE]
      World War II: tribute to Montford Point Marines (see H. Con. 
        Res. 80), H847 [1MR]
      ------tribute to Tuskegee Airmen (see S. Con. Res. 11), S1116 
        [8FE] (see H. Con. Res. 26), H196 [25JA]
  Essays
      One Week With Rosa Parks--Her Presence Is a Gift That Remains 
        Part of Our Heart and Home: Daphne Muse, H9262 [26OC]
  Eulogies
      Parks, Rosa: by Jesse Jackson, Sr., E2301-E2303 [8NO]
  Excerpts
      House of Representatives debate on ratification of 
        constitutional amendment on abolition of slavery (1865), E2496 
        [8DE]
      ``Mississippi Murder,'' Olen Burrage, E182 [8FE]
      ``Shut Out--A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston,'' Howard 
        Bryant, E333-E335 [2MR]
  Factsheets
      Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Relative to Educational 
        Challenges of Hurricane Katrina: Congressional Black Caucus, 
        H8500 [28SE]
  Letters
      Apology to lynching victims, and their descendants, for the 
        Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation: Janet 
        Langhart Cohen, S6373 [13JN]
      Dept. of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
        program funding: Fredell Anderson, Leajak Concrete 
        Construction Inc., S9444 [29JY]
      ------Loretta Molter, Molter Corp., S9444 [29JY]
      ------Wayne R. Frazier, Sr., Md. Washington Minority Contractors 
        Association, Inc., S9444 [29JY], H7581 [29JY]
      Little Rock Central High School Desegregation 50th Anniversary 
        Commemorative Coin Act: Representative Oxley, Committee on 
        Financial Services (House), H5186 [27JN]
      ------Representative Thomas, Committee on Ways and Means 
        (House), H5186 [27JN]
  Lists
      Black history and culture libraries and museums, H773 [17FE]
      Black History Month events in the District of Columbia 
        metropolitan area, H772 [17FE]
      Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., interns, E1645 
        [27JY]
      Cosponsors of Byrd amendment to H.R. 2361, Dept. of the Interior 
        and related agencies appropriations, on Martin Luther King, 
        Jr., Memorial funding, S9372 [29JY]
      Louisiana lynching victims, S6366-S6370 [13JN]
  Poems
      ``Apologies Are Real Cool'', E1640 [27JY]
  Press releases
      NAACP Says Lynching Resolution Long Overdue, E1321 [23JN]
      ``Proud'': THEntertainment (production company), E1713 [29JY]
  Remarks in House
      American Battle Monuments Commission: establish a memorial to 
        the Buffalo Soldiers in Louisiana (S. 205), H12215 [18DE]
      Army: tribute to the Black Corps of Engineers for contributions 
        in constructing the Alaska-Canada highway during World War II 
        and their role in integrating the military (H. Con. Res. 67), 
        H756 [17FE]
      Baltimore-Washington International Airport: rename in honor of 
        Thurgood Marshall, E940 [11MY]
      BEBASHI (organization): anniversary, E2308 [9NO]
      Bennett, William J.: condemn remarks linking crime rates with 
        the abortion of African American babies, H8629 [29SE]
      ------condemn remarks linking crime rates with the abortion of 
        African American babies (H. Res. 473), H8631 [29SE], H8799 
        [7OC]
      Bennett College: tribute, E450 [16MR]
      Black History Month: observance, H498 [9FE], H769-H777 [17FE], 
        E201 [9FE], E234, E236 [15FE], E249, E251, E252, E254, E255, 
        E257, E258, E259, E260, E261 [16FE], E267, E268, E272 [17FE], 
        E277, E280, E282, E284, E285, E287, E288, E292 [18FE], E317 
        [1MR], E327 [2MR], E408, E414, E430 [10MR]
      Bronx, NY: tribute to Bronx African-American History Project, 
        E372 [7MR]
      Burns, Emmett C., Jr.: Baltimore, MD, NAACP Thurgood Marshall 
        Legacy Award recipient, E2093 [17OC]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: acceptance by Committee on the 
        Library (Joint) of a bust of Sojourner Truth and display of 
        the bust in the Capitol rotunda (H.R. 4510), H12283-H12286 
        [18DE]
      ------authorizing use of Grounds for event commemorating the 
        Million Man March anniversary (H. Con. Res. 161), H8653, 
        H8654, H8658 [6OC]
      ------permit use of rotunda for a ceremony to award 
        Congressional Gold Medal to Jackie Robinson posthumously (H. 
        Con. Res. 79), H804 [1MR], E333 [2MR]
      Chicago (IL) Defender: anniversary, H2948 [4MY]
      Civil rights: anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her 
        seat on the bus, E1417 [1JY]
      ------anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on 
        the bus and subsequent desegregation of American society, 
        E2519 [14DE]
      ------anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on 
        the bus and subsequent desegregation of American society (H. 
        Con. Res. 208), H7881-H7883 [14SE], H9261, H9265 [26OC], E1481 
        [13JY], E1705, E1719 [29JY], E1874 [15SE], E1914 [21SE]
      ------historical role of the media in the civil rights movement, 
        E1812 [8SE]
      ------investigation of murder of civil rights organizers Andrew 
        Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner in Neshoba 
        County, MS, E182 [8FE]
      ------recognize contributions of the ``Greensboro Four'' (H. 
        Con. Res. 25), H254, H261 [1FE], H593-H596 [15FE]
      Colleges and universities: minority education in cyberscience 
        and research development program funding, H3450 [18MY]
      ------tribute to Tuskegee-Morehouse Football Classic, E2078 
        [7OC]
      Commission To Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans: 
        establish (H.R. 40), E5 [4JA]
      Congressional Black Caucus: anniversary of Veterans Braintrust, 
        E2578 [17DE]
      ------budget priorities, H1573-H1576, H1581, H1582, H1584, 
        H1595, H1596 [16MR], H1642-H1653 [17MR]
      Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.: candlelight vigil 
        on Capitol steps in support of relief efforts for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H8167 [21SE]
      ------tribute to interns, E1645 [27JY]
      Davis, Representative Danny K.: commend launching of the State 
        of the African American Male (SAAM) Initiative, E1787 [8SE]
      Denton County, TX: tribute to NAACP, E200 [9FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Outreach and Assistance for Socially 
        Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Program funding, H4224 
        [8JN]
      Dept. of Energy: establish a program to encourage minority 
        students to study geology at historically Black colleges and 
        universities and Hispanic-serving institutions, H8775 [7OC]
      Dept. of Transportation: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
        program funding, H7578, H7579 [29JY]
      DuBois, W.E.B.: tribute (H. Con. Res. 72), E297 [18FE]
      E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Homes, Inc.: anniversary, E1952 [27SE]
      Economy: national objectives priority assignments, E481 [17MR]
      Education: national policy to improve system, H3421-H3428 [17MY]
      Families and domestic relations: improve family stability, E1598 
        [25JY]
      Flint, MI: tribute to National Association of Negro Business & 
        Professional Women's Clubs Sojourner Truth Award recipients, 
        E576 [7AP]
      Flower Mound, TX: tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., 
        commemorative event, E2155 [24OC]
      Fort Worth, TX: anniversary of Fort Worth Metropolitan Black 
        Chamber of Commerce, E1312 [22JN]
      Garvey, Marcus: pardon (H. Con. Res. 57), E1582 [22JY], E1702 
        [29JY]
      Gary, IN: tribute to Gary Frontiers Service Club, E67 [25JA]
      ------tribute to NAACP Life Membership Banquet and Scholarship 
        Dinner, E932 [11MY]
      Greene, Sarah M.: Urban League Whitney M. Young Award recipient, 
        E2223 [28OC]
      Harlem Week: observance, E1616 [27JY]
      Harley, Joyce Wilson: Essex County, NJ, Dr. Martin Luther King, 
        Jr., Leadership Award recipient, E234 [15FE]
      Head Start Program: develop and implement programs to train and 
        recruit minority male teachers, H8306 [22SE]
      Health: expand health care access to minorities, E819 [28AP]
      ------national policy to provide health care and reform 
        insurance procedures, H1647 [17MR]
      History: acknowledge African descendants of the transatlantic 
        slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and work to 
        improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin 
        America and the Caribbean (H. Con. Res. 175), H5927-H5930, 
        H5934 [18JY], E1414 [30JN], E1507 [15JY], E1521 [19JY], E1544 
        [20JY], E1702 [29JY]
      ------anniversary of ratification of constitutional amendment on 
        abolition of slavery (H. Res. 196), H11128-H11130 [7DE], 
        E2484, E2490, E2496, E2499 [8DE], E2562 [17DE]
      ------apologize to lynching victims, and their descendants, for 
        the Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation (S. 
        Res. 39), E1249 [15JN], E1259 [17JN], E1321 [23JN]
      ------enhance the preservation and interpretation of the Gullah/
        Geechee cultural heritage (H.R. 694), H1383-H1386 [14MR]
      ------tribute to Underground Railroad, E1248 [15JN]
      Holliday, Gayle: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., 
        Spouses Celebration of Leadership Unsung Hero Award recipient, 
        E2050 [7OC]
      Horseracing: recognize contributions of Jimmy Winkfield and 
        other African American jockeys and trainers to the sport of 
        horseracing and the history of the Kentucky Derby (H. Res. 
        231), H3029, H3030 [5MY]
      Howard University: tribute to School of Law mock trial team, 
        E800 [27AP]
      Hurricanes: impact of Hurricane Katrina on African Americans, 
        H7676 [7SE], H7804 [8SE]
      Joint Baptist Board: assessment of Iraqi war and reconstruction 
        efforts, H498 [9FE]
      Juneteenth Independence Day: observance, H4651, H4652 [16JN], 
        H4726 [20JN], E1249 [15JN], E1277 [17JN], E1281 [20JN]
      ------observance (H. Con. Res. 160), H4817-H4820 [21JN], E1317 
        [23JN]
      Killen, Edgar Ray: manslaughter conviction for 1964 killing of 
        civil rights organizers Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and 
        Michael Schwerner in Neshoba County, MS, E1310 [21JN], E1339 
        [24JN]
      King, Martin Luther, Jr.: redesign the $1 coin in commemoration 
        (H.R. 1432), E2034 [6OC]
      Lee, Representative: 100 Black Men of Silicon Valley 
        (organization) Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, E2073 
        [7OC]
      Lincolnshire, IL: tribute to Adlai E. Stevenson High School 
        National History Day scholars for efforts leading to the 
        reopening of murder case of civil rights organizers in Neshoba 
        County, MS, H241 [1FE], E54 [25JA]
      Links, Inc.: anniversary of Greater Miami, FL, chapter, E2011 
        [6OC], E2060 [7OC]
      ------anniversary of Oakland Bay Area chapter, E2631 [22DE]
      Little Rock, AR: anniversary of desegregation of Little Rock 
        Central High School, E1366 [27JN]
      ------mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary of the 
        desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (H.R. 358), 
        H5183-H5186 [27JN], E1653 [27JY]
      ------mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary of the 
        desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (H.R. 358), 
        Senate amendment, H12189-H12192 [18DE]
      Lone Star, SC: anniversary of Good Hope Picnic, E1596 [25JY]
      Marine Corps: anniversary of admittance of African Americans, 
        E305 [18FE]
      Marshall, Thurgood: mint commemorative coins (H.R. 1433), E2056 
        [7OC]
      Medicaid: funding, H2656 [28AP]
      Mexico: condemn printing and distribution of racist postage 
        stamps and urge to immediately cease printing and distributing 
        the stamps and recall stamps on the market (H. Res. 347), 
        H5630-H5633 [11JY], E1459, E1464 [12JY], E1703 [29JY]
      Minorities: address disparities in economic status, education, 
        health, and quality of life, H3244-H3246 [12MY], H4336-H4339 
        [9JN], H5056-H5059 [23JN]
      ------address disparities in economic status, education, health, 
        and quality of life of Caribbean Americans, E1167 [8JN]
      ------concerns over home foreclosures, E1183 [9JN]
      ------health disparities reduction funding, H5064 [23JN]
      ------improve health of minority individuals, H6208 [21JY], 
        E1095 [25MY]
      ------improve health of minority individuals (H.R. 3561), H6412 
        [25JY], H9035 [20OC], E1712 [29JY]
      Montgomery, AL: anniversary of bus boycott (H. Con. Res. 273), 
        H9266 [26OC], H11051-H11054 [6DE], E2476 [7DE], E2489 [8DE]
      NASA: historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-
        serving institutions funding under NASA education programs, 
        H6361-H6363 [22JY]
      Nashville, TN: tribute to historically Black colleges and 
        universities, E292 [18FE]
      National Archives and Records Administration: establish a 
        servitude and emancipation archival research clearinghouse 
        (H.R. 2891), E1227 [14JN]
      National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: support goals and ideals 
        (H. Con. Res. 30), H430-H437 [9FE], E210 [10FE], E252 [16FE]
      National Minority Cancer Awareness Week: observance, E740 [22AP]
      National Minority Health Month: observance, E830 [28AP]
      National Newspaper Publishers Association: tribute, H1513 [16MR]
      National Urban League: anniversary, E1617 [27JY]
      No Child Left Behind Act: tribute, H4372 [13JN]
      Pacific Gas & Electric Corp: anniversary of the Black Employees' 
        Association, E2635 [22DE]
      Parks, Rosa: authorize remains to lie in honor in the Capitol 
        rotunda (S. Con. Res. 61), H9398-H9407 [28OC], E2278 [4NO]
      ------direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a statue of 
        Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. Capitol in 
        National Statuary Hall (H.R. 4145), H9263 [26OC], H10786-
        H10789 [17NO]
      ------honorary moment of silence, H9070 [25OC]
      ------tribute (H. Res. 512), E2205 [27OC]
      Payne, Representative: Essex County, NJ, Dr. Martin Luther King, 
        Jr., Leadership Award recipient, E231 [15FE]
      Payne, William D.: Essex County, NJ, Dr. Martin Luther King, 
        Jr., Leadership Award recipient, E238 [15FE]
      Racial relations: address disparities in economic status, 
        education, health, and quality of life, E2119 [18OC]
      Radio One, Inc.: anniversary, E2454 [6DE]
      Republican Party: apology at NAACP conference for ``southern 
        strategy'' started in 1968 to use race as a wedge on certain 
        issues, E1640 [27JY]
      Robinson, Jackie: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        and designate a national day of recognition, E326 [2MR]
      Robinson, (Sugar) Ray: tribute (H. Res. 177), E2033 [6OC]
      Rosa Parks Federal Building, Detroit, MI: designate (H.R. 2967), 
        H9198-H9202 [26OC], E1276 [17JN]
      ------designate (S. 1285), H9490-H9492 [2NO]
      Rowe, Dennis W.: Black Engineer of the Year Award for 
        Professional Achievement in Industry recipient, E398 [9MR]
      Sacramento, CA: tribute to African American Ethnic Sports Hall 
        of Fame inductees, E214 [10FE]
      San Antonio, TX: anniversary of The Pals (organization), E2551 
        [15DE]
      Science: recognize significance of African American women in the 
        U.S. scientific community (H. Con. Res. 96), H2488, H2489 
        [26AP]
      Selma, AL: anniversary of Bloody Sunday, H1005 [8MR]
      Sewickley, PA: tribute to Sewickley Tuskegee Airmen, E1676 
        [29JY]
      Social Security: impact of privatization on African Americans, 
        H1973 [14AP]
      Speakin' Out Weekly News (publication): anniversary, E1765 [7SE]
      Sports: recognize contributions of African-American basketball 
        teams and players for their achievements, dedication, and 
        contributions to the sport of basketball and to the Nation (H. 
        Con. Res. 59), H8659-H8662 [6OC]
      St. Louis, MO: anniversary of Sumner High School, E1116 [26MY]
      Supreme Court: anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education 
        decision, H3421 [17MY], E1036, E1043 [20MY]
      Taylor, Lula: Chautauqua County, NY, Woman of Achievement Award 
        recipient, E1302 [21JN]
      Terry, Simeon O.: Dept. of Commerce Minority Business 
        Development Agency National Minority Business Advocate Award 
        recipient, E1821 [13SE]
      Tulsa, OK: call for Supreme Court resolution of claims resulting 
        from 1921 race riots, E486 [17MR]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (H.R. 1259), 
        E458 [16MR]
      Voting Rights Act: allow the expiration of provisions requiring 
        certain jurisdictions to obtain preclearance for any new 
        voting practice or procedure, H9613 [3NO]
      ------anniversary, E447 [16MR]
      WDIA-Radio (Memphis, TN): tribute, E1306 [21JN]
      WMBM-Radio (North Miami, FL): anniversary, E357 [3MR]
      World War II: tribute to Montford Point Marines (H. Con. Res. 
        80), E315 [1MR]
      ------tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, H9621 [3NO], E1484 [13JY]
      ------tribute to Tuskegee Airmen (H. Con. Res. 26), H422-H430 
        [9FE], E217 [10FE], E255 [16FE], E302 [18FE]
      Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.: anniversary, H6176 [20JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.: tribute, S10718 [29SE]
      American Battle Monuments Commission: establish a memorial to 
        the Buffalo Soldiers in Louisiana (S. 205), S652 [31JA], S9028 
        [26JY]
      Army: tribute to the Black Corps of Engineers for contributions 
        in constructing the Alaska-Canada highway during World War II 
        and their role in integrating the military (H. Con. Res. 67), 
        S10055 [14SE]
      Black History Month: observance, S1111 [8FE], S1709 [18FE], 
        S1789-S1791 [28FE]
      ------observance (S. Res. 44), S1139 [8FE], S1149 [9FE], S6387 
        [13JN]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: authorizing use of Grounds for 
        event commemorating the Million Man March anniversary (H. Con. 
        Res. 161), S11334 [7OC]
      ------permit use of rotunda for a ceremony to award 
        Congressional Gold Medal to Jackie Robinson posthumously (H. 
        Con. Res. 79), S1882 [1MR]
      Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: anniversary of 
        men's basketball tournament, S1860 [1MR]
      Chisholm, Shirley: tribute (S. Res. 52), S1358 [14FE]
      Civil rights: anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her 
        seat on the bus and subsequent desegregation of American 
        society (H. Con. Res. 208), S13409 [18NO]
      ------recognize contributions of the ``Greensboro Four'', S1149 
        [9FE]
      Colombia: civil liberties violations of Afro-Colombians, S3133 
        [4AP]
      Dept. of Transportation: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
        program funding, S9403, S9405, S9442-S9444 [29JY]
      Ebony (publication): anniversary, S12443 [7NO]
      History: apologize to lynching victims, and their descendants, 
        for the Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation 
        (S. Res. 39), S1059-S1062 [7FE], S6348, S6364-S6388 [13JN], 
        S6469 [14JN]
      Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (S. Con. Res. 42), S6664 
        [15JN], S6726 [16JN], S7063 [22JN]
      Las Vegas, NV: tribute to efforts of Nathan Adelson Hospice to 
        expand care to underserved minority communities, S733 [1FE]
      Law enforcement: prohibit racial profiling (S. 2138), S13804-
        S13809 [16DE]
      Lincolnshire, IL: tribute to Adlai E. Stevenson High School 
        National History Day scholars for efforts leading to the 
        reopening of murder case of civil rights organizers in Neshoba 
        County, MS, S1257 [10FE]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (H.R. 
        358), S13417 [18NO]
      ------mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary of the 
        desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (S. 582), 
        S2513 [11MR]
      Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site: visitor 
        center funding, S7418, S7419 [27JN]
      Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: observance, S139 [24JA]
      Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial: funding, S7420 [27JN], S7478-
        S7480, S7497 [28JN], S9371 [29JY]
      Medicaid: coverage of primary and secondary preventative medical 
        strategies for children and adults with sickle cell disease, 
        S11989 [27OC]
      Motley, Constance Baker: tribute (S. Res. 272), S11333, S11334 
        [7OC]
      National Archives and Records Administration: establish a 
        servitude and emancipation archival research clearinghouse (S. 
        1248), S6494 [14JN]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (S. Res. 158), S9200 [27JY]
      Negro Leaguers Recognition Day: designate (S. Con. Res. 68), 
        S13454 [12DE]
      NOAA: strengthen science training programs through interagency 
        cooperation and diversify science community by attracting 
        underrepresented groups (S. 1465), S8747 [22JY]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 432), S1652 [17FE], S7941 [1JY]
      Parks, Rosa: authorize remains to lie in honor in the Capitol 
        rotunda (S. Con. Res. 61), S12026 [27OC], S12056 [28OC]
      ------direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a statue of 
        Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. Capitol in 
        National Statuary Hall (H.R. 4145), S13409 [18NO]
      ------direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a statue of 
        Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. Capitol in 
        National Statuary Hall (S. 1959), S12357 [3NO]
      ------direct the Committee on the Library (Joint) to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks for placement in the U.S. Capitol (S. 
        Con. Res. 62), S13039-S13041 [16NO]
      ------tribute (S. Res. 287), S11814, S11846-S11849 [25OC]
      Rosa Parks Federal Building, Detroit, MI: designate (H.R. 2967), 
        S12099 [1NO]
      ------designate (S. 1285), S7072 [22JN], S11783 [25OC], S11892-
        S11894 [26OC], S11999-S12001 [27OC]
      SBA: loan programs funding, S2947 [17MR]
      Selma, AL: anniversary of Bloody Sunday, S2111 [7MR]
      ------anniversary of Bloody Sunday (S. Res. 70), S2050 [3MR]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (S. 392), S1516 
        [16FE], S1607 [17FE], S11055, S11056 [4OC]
      Voting Rights Act: reauthorize, S6364 [13JN]
      World War II: tribute to Tuskegee Airmen (H. Con. Res. 26), 
        S4884 [10MY]
      ------tribute to Tuskegee Airmen (S. Con. Res. 11), S1860 [1MR]
  Reports
      William Edgar Borah's Arguments Against Senate Anti-Lynching 
        Bills in the 1920's and 1930's: David Palmer, S6381-S6383 
        [13JN]
  Reports filed
      Anniversary of Rosa Parks' Refusal To Give Up Her Seat on the 
        Bus and Subsequent Desegregation of American Society: 
        Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H. Con. Res. 208) (H. 
        Rept. 109-193), H6932 [27JY]
      Buffalo Soldiers Commemoration Act: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 205) (S. Rept. 109-24), S2383 
        [9MR]
      Little Rock Central High School Desegregation 50th Anniversary 
        Commemorative Coin Act: Committee on Financial Services 
        (House) (H.R. 358) (H. Rept. 109-134), H4559 [15JN]
      Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology 
        Opportunity Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
        Transportation (Senate) (S. 432) (S. Rept. 109-94), S7428 
        [27JN]
      ------Committee on Science (House) (H.R. 921) (H. Rept. 109-
        211), H7556 [28JY]
      Rosa Parks Federal Building, Detroit, MI: Committee on 
        Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 1285), S11917 [26OC]
  Schedules
      Harlem Week 2005--The Legacy Continues, E1616 [27JY]
  Songs
      ``Strange Fruit,'' Billy Holiday, S6366 [13JN]
  Statements
      Bush Administration Budget Proposal: Congressional Black Caucus, 
        H386 [8FE]
      Civil Rights Act: Senator Inouye, S5041 [12MY]
      Malcolm X--Remembering Him as More Than a Postage Stamp: Bill 
        Fletcher, Jr., TransAfrica Forum (organization), E1010 [19MY]
      NAACP Mourns Death of Kenneth B. Clark, Psychologist and 
        Educator Who Helped End School Segregation: Dennis C. Hayes 
        and Julian Bond, NAACP, E891 [5MY]
      U.S. Policy on Iraq: Congressional Black Caucus (2002), H10996 
        [18NO]
      ------Congressional Black Caucus (2003), H10996 [18NO]
  Summaries
      Congressional Black Caucus budget proposal for 2006-2010, H1648 
        [17MR]
      Resolving Racial Confict--The Community Relations Service and 
        Civil Rights (1964-1969): Bertram Levine, E447 [16MR]
  Tables
      Congressional Black Caucus 2006 budget restorations and 
        increases, H1653 [17MR]
      Congressional Black Caucus budget reallocation of budget defense 
        funding, H1645 [17MR]
      Employed U.S. scientists and engineers, H6362 [22JY]
      Median annual salaries of U.S. individuals in science and 
        engineering occupations, H6361 [22JY]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 25, recognize civil rights contributions of the 
        ``Greensboro Four'', H593 [15FE]
      H. Con. Res. 26, tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, H422 [9FE]
      H. Con. Res. 30, support goals and ideals of National Black HIV/
        AIDS Awareness Day, H430 [9FE]
      H. Con. Res. 59, recognize contributions of African-American 
        basketball teams and players for their achievements, 
        dedication, and contributions to the sport of basketball and 
        to the Nation, H8659 [6OC]
      H. Con. Res. 67, tribute to the Army Black Corps of Engineers 
        for contributions in constructing the Alaska-Canada highway 
        during World War II and their role in integrating the 
        military, H757 [17FE]
      H. Con. Res. 79, permit use of Capitol rotunda for a ceremony to 
        award Congressional Gold Medal to Jackie Robinson 
        posthumously, H804 [1MR]
      H. Con. Res. 96, recognize significance of African American 
        women in the U.S. scientific community, H2488 [26AP]
      H. Con. Res. 160, Juneteenth Independence Day, H4817 [21JN]
      H. Con. Res. 161, use of Capitol Grounds for event commemorating 
        the Million Man March anniversary, H8653 [6OC]
      H. Con. Res. 175, acknowledge African descendants of the 
        transatlantic slave trade, recognize injustices suffered, and 
        work to improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities 
        in Latin America and the Caribbean, H5927 [18JY], E1414 
        [30JN], E1507 [15JY]
      H. Con. Res. 208, anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up 
        her seat on the bus and subsequent desegregation of American 
        society, H7881 [14SE]
      H. Con. Res. 273, Montgomery, AL, bus boycott anniversary, 
        H11052 [6DE]
      H. Res. 196, anniversary of ratification of constitutional 
        amendment on abolition of slavery, H11128 [7DE]
      H. Res. 231, recognize contributions of Jimmy Winkfield and 
        other African American jockeys and trainers to the sport of 
        horseracing and the history of the Kentucky Derby, H3030 [5MY]
      H.R. 358, Little Rock Central High School Desegregation 50th 
        Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act, S13417 [18NO], H5184 
        [27JN]
      H.R. 694, Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act, H1383-H1385 
        [14MR]
      H.R. 2967, Rosa Parks Federal Building, Detroit, MI, H9198 
        [26OC]
      H.R. 4145, direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. 
        Capitol in National Statuary Hall, H10789 [17NO]
      H.R. 4510, acceptance by Committee on the Library (Joint) of a 
        bust of Sojourner Truth and display of the bust in the Capitol 
        rotunda, H12284 [18DE]
      S. 205, Buffalo Soldiers Commemoration Act, S653 [31JA], S9028 
        [26JY], H12215 [18DE]
      S. 392, award Congressional Gold Medal to Tuskegee Airmen, S1517 
        [16FE], S11056 [4OC]
      S. 432, Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless 
        Technology Opportunity Act, S7942 [1JY]
      S. 1248, Servitude and Emancipation Archival Research 
        ClearingHouse (SEARCH) Act, S6494 [14JN]
      S. 1285, Rosa Parks Federal Building, Detroit, MI, S7072 [22JN], 
        S11894 [26OC], H9490 [2NO]
      S. 1465, Ocean and Coastal Literacy in Urban and Other 
        Environments, S8747-S8751 [22JY]
      S. 1959, direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a statue 
        of Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. Capitol in 
        National Statuary Hall, S12358 [3NO]
      S. 2138, End Racial Profiling Act, S13805-S13808 [16DE]
      S. Con. Res. 3, require Dept. of Justice report to Congress on 
        investigation into murder of Emmett Till, S369 [24JA]
      S. Con. Res. 11, tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, S1142 [8FE]
      S. Con. Res. 42, Juneteenth Independence Day, S6664 [15JN]
      S. Con. Res. 57, recognize contributions of African-American 
        basketball teams and players for their achievements, 
        dedication, and contributions to the sport of basketball and 
        to the Nation, S11239 [6OC]
      S. Con. Res. 60, designate the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in 
        Kansas City, MO, as America's National Negro Leagues Baseball 
        Museum, S11828 [25OC]
      S. Con. Res. 61, authorize remains of Rosa Parks to lie in honor 
        in the Capitol rotunda, S12018, S12027 [27OC], H9407 [28OC]
      S. Con. Res. 62, direct the Committee on the Library (Joint) to 
        obtain a statue of Rosa Parks for placement in the U.S. 
        Capitol, S12535 [8NO]
      S. Con. Res. 68, Negro Leaguers Recognition Day, S13454 [12DE]
      S. Res. 39, apologize to lynching victims, and their 
        descendants, for the Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching 
        legislation, S1059 [7FE], S6364 [13JN]
      S. Res. 44, Black History Month, S1139 [8FE]
      S. Res. 52, tribute to Shirley Chisholm, S1356, S1358 [14FE], 
        S1432 [15FE], S1559 [16FE]
      S. Res. 70, Bloody Sunday anniversary, S2045, S2050 [3MR]
      S. Res. 83, Black Press of America anniversary, S2860 [16MR]
      S. Res. 116, tribute to Frederick C. Branch, S4037 [20AP]
      S. Res. 158, National Historically Black Colleges and 
        Universities Week, S6058 [26MY], S9200 [27JY]
      S. Res. 262, condemn remarks of William J. Bennett linking crime 
        rates with the abortion of African American babies, S10805 
        [30SE]
      S. Res. 272, tribute to Constance Baker Motley, S11328, S11334 
        [7OC]
      S. Res. 287, tribute to Rosa Parks, S11827, S11849 [25OC]
  Tributes
      Chisholm, Shirley, S26 [4JA], S1193 [9FE], H4, H60 [4JA], H614 
        [15FE], E17, E28, E29 [4JA], E31, E34, E42 [6JA], E125 [1FE]
      Cochran, Johnnie, Jr., H2113 [19AP], E578 [7AP], E802 [27AP]
      Motley, Constance Baker, H9280, H9281, H9282 [27OC]
      Parks, Rosa, S11777, S11782-S11784 [25OC], S11911-S11913 [26OC], 
        S12061-S12063 [31OC], S12229 [2NO], S12348 [3NO], H9053, 
        H9054, H9070, H9074 [25OC], H9258-H9266 [26OC], H9280, H9281 
        [27OC], H9366, H9400, H9407 [28OC], E2170, E2171, E2172, E2174 
        [25OC], E2194, E2199, E2201 [27OC], E2213, E2215 [28OC], 
        E2229, E2230, E2235, E2238 [1NO], E2256, E2259 [3NO], E2317 
        [9NO], E2370 [16NO], E2424 [18NO]




AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

  Reports filed
      Nomination of Josette Sheeran Shiner To Be U.S. Alternate 
        Governor for Several International Financial Institutions: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S11128 [5OC]




AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed 
        en bloc, S11330 [7OC]
  Reports filed
      Nomination of Jendayi E. Frazer to the African Development 
        Foundation Board of Directors: Committee on Foreign Relations 
        (Senate), S11128 [5OC]




AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

  Reports filed
      Nomination of Josette Sheeran Shiner To Be U.S. Alternate 
        Governor for Several International Financial Institutions: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S11128 [5OC]




AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT

  Addresses
      African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum: Condoleezza Rice, Sec. 
        of State, E1576 [22JY]
  Factsheets
      African Global Competitiveness Initiative, E1576 [22JY]
  Press releases
      Secretary of State Rice Announces New AGOA Fund To Promote 
        Africa Economic Growth, E1576 [22JY]
  Remarks in House
      Africa: development of trade and investment partnerships, E1575 
        [22JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Foreign trade: extend and modify certain trade benefits, S6348 
        [13JN]




AFRO-AMERICAN (publication)

  Articles and editorials
      Faith and Deliverance--Damu Smith Wages War on Cancer, E1615 
        [27JY]
      Urban League Celebrates 95 Years, E1618 [27JY]




AFTAB, PARRY

  Bills and resolutions
      Tribute (see H. Res. 296), H3893 [24MY]




AFTERGOOD, STEVEN

  Letters
      Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government (OPEN 
        Government) Act, S1523 [16FE]




AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE (organization)

  Bills and resolutions
      Lights on Afterschool!: support goals and ideals of event (see 
        S. Con. Res. 58), S11314 [7OC] (see S. Res. 280), S11559 
        [19OC] (see H.J. Res. 66), H8247 [21SE]
  Remarks in House
      Lights on Afterschool!: support goals and ideals of event (H.J. 
        Res. 66), H8366, H8367 [27SE], E1971, E1977 [28SE], E1992 
        [29SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Lights on Afterschool!: support goals and ideals of event (S. 
        Res. 280), S11596 [19OC]
  Texts of
      H.J. Res. 66, support goals and ideals of Lights on Afterschool! 
        event, H8366 [27SE]
      S. Con. Res. 58, support goals and ideals of Lights on 
        Afterschool! event, S11328 [7OC]
      S. Res. 280, support goals and ideals of Lights on Afterschool! 
        event, S11579, S11596 [19OC]




AFTON CHEMICAL CORP.

  Remarks in Senate
      Petroleum: tribute for manufacturing chemical additive for 
        gasoline, MMT, S7466 [28JN]




AGE DISCRIMINATION  see Discrimination




AGEADVANTAGE, INC.

  Letters
      Older Worker Opportunity Act, S11218 [6OC]




AGED  see Senior Citizens




AGEE, BRETT

  Remarks in House
      Boy Scouts: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E38 [6JA]




AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE (news service)

  Articles and editorials
      U.S. Running `Archipelago' of Secret Prisons--Amensty 
        International, H11866 [15DE]
      U.S. To Leave Uzbek Air Base--Official, S10920 [4OC]




AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY

  Bills and resolutions
      Centers for Clinical Discovery: provide grants (see H.R. 3168), 
        H5601 [30JN]




AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT  related term(s) Department of 
    State
  Addresses
      Local Food Purchase Initiative, H9369-H9371 [28OC]
  Amendments
      Dept. of State, international broadcasting activities, Peace 
        Corps, and foreign assistance programs: authorizing 
        appropriations (S. 600), S3172, S3173, S3175, S3177, S3185, 
        S3186, S3188, S3190, S3191, S3192, S3222, S3223, S3225, S3226 
        [5AP], S3241, S3243, S3255, S3259, S3260, S3261, S3319, S3320, 
        S3321, S3323, S3324, S3326, S3327, S3328, S3329, S3330, S3331, 
        S3332, S3335, S3336 [6AP]
  Articles and editorials
      Drug War Fails To Dent U.S. Supply, H5287 [28JN]
  Bills and resolutions
      Asia: commend support to victims of earthquake that struck South 
        Asia (see S. Res. 319), S13161 [17NO] (see H. Res. 561), 
        H10909 [17NO]
      Dept. of State, international broadcasting activities, Peace 
        Corps, and foreign assistance programs: authorizing 
        appropriations (see S. 600), S2482 [10MR]
      Disasters: commend efforts of the Armed Forces and Dept. of 
        State and AID employees for their response to the tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (see H. 
        Res. 120), H797 [17FE]
      Ethiopia: prohibit allocation of foreign aid until claims of 
        private property confiscated by the Ethiopian Government are 
        resolved (see H.R. 1061), H941 [2MR]
      Foreign policy: build operational readiness in civilian agencies 
        to carry out stabilization and reconstruction activities in 
        countries or regions in transition from conflict or civil 
        strife (see S. 209), S647 [31JA] (see H.R. 1361), H1690 [17MR]
      Global Health Corps: establish (see S. 850), S3897 [19AP]
      Human rights: condemn honor killings (see H. Con. Res. 296), 
        H10156 [10NO]
      Refugees: victims of torture treatment programs funding (see S. 
        365), S1260 [10FE] (see S. 2096), S13570 [14DE] (see H.R. 
        2017), H2737 [28AP]
  Cost Estimates
      Dept. of State, international broadcasting activities, Peace 
        Corps, and foreign assistance programs appropriations (S. 
        600): CBO, S3133-S3137 [4AP]
  Excerpts
      Mexico City Policy on International Family Planning Programs 
        Implementation Reports: Congressional Research Service, S3183 
        [5AP]
  Letters
      Armed Forces response to the tsunami that struck areas of South 
        Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa: T.R. Williams, S3394 [11AP]
      Convey sympathy to families of young women murdered in 
        Chihuahua, Mexico, and encourage increased U.S. involvement in 
        bringing an end to these crimes, E1601 [25JY]
      Victims of torture treatment programs funding: Representative 
        Hyde, Committee on International Relations (House), H11056 
        [6DE]
  Motions
      Dept. of State, international broadcasting activities, Peace 
        Corps, and foreign assistance programs: authorizing 
        appropriations (S. 600), S3247, S3252 [6AP]
  Remarks in House
      Child Survival and Health Account: funding to combat malaria 
        through reductions in allocation of foreign aid to Egypt, 
        H5261, H5298 [28JN]
      Cooperative Development Program: tribute to funding for the 
        World Council of Credit Unions, E1742 [29JY]
      Dept. of State: Andean Counterdrug Initiative funding for 
        Colombia, H5307-H5317 [28JN]
      ------Andean Counterdrug Initiative funding for Peru, H5291, 
        H5292 [28JN]
      ------shift Andean Counterdrug Initiative funding from 
        fumigation to alternative farming development programs in 
        Colombia, H5287 [28JN], H5979 [19JY], H6167 [20JY]
      Disasters: commend efforts of the Armed Forces and Dept. of 
        State and AID employees for their response to the tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (H. 
        Res. 120), H1740-H1742 [5AP], E296 [18FE], E556 [6AP]
      ------eligibility of religious organizations for tsunami relief 
        funds, H1488 [15MR]
      Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Program: funding, H3025 [5MY]
      Ethiopia: prohibit allocation of foreign aid until claims of 
        private property confiscated by the Ethiopian Government are 
        resolved (H.R. 1061), H924 [2MR]
      Louisiana: address certain agricultural issues, H1946 [13AP]
      Refugees: victims of torture treatment programs funding (H.R. 
        2017), H11055-H11059 [6DE], E811 [28AP], E2464, E2477 [7DE], 
        E2503 [12DE], E2561 [17DE], E2634 [22DE]
      South Africa Medical Research Council: funding, H3025 [5MY]
      Survivors of Torture, International (organization): tribute, 
        E2464 [7DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      AID: Child Survival and Maternal Health Program funding, S2727 
        [15MR], S2945 [17MR]
      Asia: commend support to victims of earthquake that struck South 
        Asia (S. Res. 319), S13184 [17NO]
      Child Survival and Maternal Health Program: funding, S2727 
        [15MR], S2945 [17MR], S7893 [1JY]
      Dept. of Defense: authorize transfer of defense articles, 
        services, training, and other support in the event of an 
        overseas emergency to the Dept. of State, S8938 [26JY]
      Dept. of State, international broadcasting activities, Peace 
        Corps, and foreign assistance programs: authorizing 
        appropriations (S. 600), S3171-S3195 [5AP], S3240-S3262, 
        S3265-S3267 [6AP], S3350 [7AP], S4391 [27AP]
      ------authorizing appropriations (S. 600), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, S3164 [5AP]
      Diseases: avian flu prevention and response funding, S4087, 
        S4088 [21AP]
      Endangered species: devise strategy to assist in reversing the 
        decline of the Irrawaddy dolphin habitat, S2239 [8MR]
      Foreign aid: international family planning programs restrictions 
        relative to abortion, S3177-S3185, S3189, S3190 [5AP]
      ------permit relief organizations to purchase food in local 
        countries or regions surrounding crisis areas until U.S. food 
        aid can arrive, S10328 [22SE]
      ------prohibit funding for entertainment expenses, S8456, S8468, 
        S8469 [19JY]
      ------promote family stabilization and reduce child abandonment 
        and exploitation, S8400 [18JY], S8513-S8516, S8529, S8534 
        [20JY]
      Foreign policy: build operational readiness in civilian agencies 
        to carry out stabilization and reconstruction activities in 
        countries or regions in transition from conflict or civil 
        strife (S. 209), S656 [31JA]
      Global Health Corps: establish (S. 850), S4097 [21AP], S6348 
        [13JN]
      Niger: allocation of humanitarian assistance and address long-
        term food security, S9277 [28JY]
      Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed 
        en bloc, S7394 [24JN], S11330 [7OC], S13965 [17DE]
      Refugees: victims of torture treatment programs funding (S. 
        365), S1305 [10FE]
      Water: safe drinking water programs funding, S8534 [20JY]
  Reports filed
      Dept. of State, International Broadcasting Activities, Peace 
        Corps, and Foreign Assistance Programs Appropriations: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 600) (S. Rept. 
        109-35), S2482 [10MR]
      Nomination of Donald A. Gambatesa To Be AID Inspector General: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S12236 [2NO]
      Nomination of Jacqueline E. Schafer To Be AID Assistant 
        Administrator Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S11128 
        [5OC]
      Nomination of Kent R. Hill To Be AID Assistant Administrator: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S11128 [5OC]
      Nomination of Michael E. Hess To Be AID Assistant Administrator: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate), S7070 [22JN]
  Statements
      Rethinking Plan Colombia, H5314 [28JN]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 120, commend efforts of the Armed Forces and Dept. of 
        State and AID employees for their response to the tsunami that 
        struck areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, H1740 
        [5AP]
      H.R. 2017, victims of torture treatment programs funding, H11056 
        [6DE]
      S. 365, refugee victims of torture treatment programs funding, 
        S1305 [10FE]
      S. 850, Global Health Corps Act, S3903-S3905 [19AP]
      S. Res. 319, commend support to victims of earthquake that 
        struck South Asia, S13183 [17NO]
  Transcripts
      Analysis--Indonesian Government Bans Adoptions of Tsunami 
        Orphans: National Public Radio, S8516 [20JY]




AGETT, ZACHARY

  Remarks in House
      Chautauqua Region Community Foundation: J.C. Matheson Memorial 
        Scholarship recipient, E1365 [27JN]




AGGELER FAMILY

  Remarks in House
      March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation: Donna Greco Issa Family 
        of the Year Award recipients, E1996 [29SE]




AGGREKO PLC

  Remarks in House
      Aggreko's National Repair Team: Manufacturing Extension 
        Partnership of Louisiana Platinum Award for Continued 
        Excellence recipient, E1683 [29JY]




AGIN, CAMERON R.

  Proclamations
      Tribute: Representative Ney, E2021 [6OC]




AGPALASIN, ARTHUR C.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1573 [21JY]




AGREDANO, ALFREDO

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E367 [3MR]




AGRICULTURAL ADJUSTMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Government regulations: exempt certain identified varieties of 
        tomatoes from agricultural marketing orders (see S. 531), 
        S2083 [4MR] (see H.R. 1135), H988 [7MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Government regulations: exempt certain identified varieties of 
        tomatoes from agricultural marketing orders (S. 531), S2084 
        [4MR]




AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      States: reauthorize mediation programs (see S. 643), S2846 
        [16MR] (see H.R. 1930), H2647 [27AP]
  Remarks in House
      States: reauthorize mediation programs (S. 643), H4361, H4362 
        [13JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      States: reauthorize mediation programs (S. 643), S4138 [21AP]
  Texts of
      S. 643, Agricultural Credit Act State mediation programs 
        reauthorization, H4361 [13JN]
      S. 643, State mediation programs reauthorization, S4138 [21AP]




AGRICULTURAL JOB OPPORTUNITY, BENEFITS, AND SECURITY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 359), S1260 [10FE]
  Factsheets
      Adjust Status of Certain Foreign Agricultural Workers, Reform H-
        2A Worker Program, and Provide a Stable and Legal Agricultural 
        Workforce, S3807 [18AP]
  Letters
      Streamline H-2A worker program and create blue card program for 
        temporary agricultural guest workers: Bob Stallman, American 
        Farm Bureau Federation, S3769 [18AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 359), S1710 [18FE]
      Immigration: streamline H-2A worker program and create blue card 
        program for temporary agricultural guest workers, S3767-S3770 
        [18AP], S3866-S3879 [19AP]
  Statements
      Provisions: Senator Craig, S1710 [18FE]
  Summaries
      Provisions (S. 359), S1711 [18FE]




AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Agriculture: change date of implementation of country of origin 
        labeling (see S. 1331), S7614 [29JN]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling for certain agricultural commodities (see S. 1300), 
        S7294 [23JN]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (see S. 1333), S7614 [29JN] (see H.R. 2068), 
        H2975 [4MY]
      ------implement a mandatory program for country of origin 
        labeling for meat and produce (see H.R. 4365), H10908 [17NO]
      ------restore the original deadline for mandatory country of 
        origin labeling (see S. 2038), S13160 [17NO]
      Foreign trade: require country-of-origin labeling for macadamia 
        nuts (see H.R. 3535), H7557 [28JY]
      Labeling: expand country-of-origin labeling for certain covered 
        commodities (see S. 135), S145 [24JA]
  Remarks in House
      Agriculture: establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat, H4205 [8JN]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (H.R. 2068), H4301 [9JN]
      ------repeal delay in implementation of country of origin 
        labeling requirements for meat and meat products, H4238-H4242 
        [8JN]
      Foreign trade: require country-of-origin labeling for macadamia 
        nuts (H.R. 3535), E1696 [29JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Agriculture: change date of implementation of country of origin 
        labeling, S12043-S12045 [28OC]
      ------change date of implementation of country of origin 
        labeling (S. 1331), S7619 [29JN]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (S. 1333), S7632 [29JN]
      ------repeal delay in implementation of country of origin 
        labeling requirements for meat and meat products, S10269, 
        S10271 [21SE]
      Labeling: expand country-of-origin labeling for certain covered 
        commodities (S. 135), S428 [25JA]




AGRICULTURAL RISK PROTECTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Agriculture: increase specialty crops competitiveness funding, 
        route value-added agricultural product market development 
        grants through the States, and expand adjusted gross revenue 
        insurance program (see S. 1556), S9466 [29JY] (see H.R. 3562), 
        H7558 [28JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Agriculture: increase specialty crops competitiveness funding, 
        route value-added agricultural product market development 
        grants through the States, and expand adjusted gross revenue 
        insurance program (S. 1556), S9474 [29JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1556, Specialty Crop and Value-Added Agriculture Promotion 
        Act, S9474 [29JY]




AGRICULTURAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 573), S2383 [9MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 573), S2387 [9MR]
  Texts of
      S. 573, provisions, S2389-S2391 [9MR]




AGRICULTURE  related term(s) Food
  Addresses
      World Food, Development, and Peace: Wangari Maathai, S7981 
        [11JY]
  Amendments
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2744), S10102, S10140, 
        S10145 [15SE], S10175, S10183, S10200 [19SE], S10212, S10214, 
        S10215, S10216, S10217, S10218, S10220, S10221, S10224, 
        S10225, S10227, S10241, S10242, S10243, S10244, S10245 [20SE], 
        S10264, S10270, S10271, S10272, S10273, S10275, S10276, 
        S10277, S10278, S10280, S10281, S10284, S10286, S10309, 
        S10310, S10311, S10312, S10313, S10314, S10315, S10316, 
        S10317, S10318, S10319 [21SE], H4188, H4189 [7JN], H4223, 
        H4224, H4225, H4227, H4237, H4238, H4243, H4244, H4245, H4247, 
        H4252, H4257, H4263, H4264, H4265, H4266, H4268, H4269, H4270 
        [8JN]
      Cuba: facilitate sale of U.S. agricultural products (S. 328), 
        S2499 [10MR]
      Dept. of the Interior: cooperate with Mexican border States to 
        conduct a hydrogeologic characterization, mapping, and 
        modeling program for priority transboundary aquifers (S. 214), 
        S9008 [26JY]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), H1933 [13AP]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), 
        consideration (H. Res. 202), H1919 [13AP]
  Appointments
      Conferees: H.R. 2744, agriculture, rural development, FDA, and 
        related agencies programs appropriations, S10332 [22SE], H9011 
        [20OC]
  Articles and editorials
      CAFTA Still Critical, S7657 [30JN]
      CAFTA Worth Our Support, S7657 [30JN]
      Deal Milks Taxpayers Dry, S14159 [20DE]
      Drug War Fails To Dent U.S. Supply, H5287 [28JN]
      Erosion of Estate Tax Is a Session in Politics, H1914 [13AP]
      Florida Groves, Cheap Labor Means Machines, S3805 [18AP]
      Howrigans--A Dynasty of Dairying, S9152 [27JY]
      Milking the Taxpayer, S13462 [13DE]
      Open Canada to U.S. Beef Salazar Must Follow Allard's Example 
        With Japan, S1968 [3MR]
      Paris Hilton Tax Cut, H1915 [13AP]
      Stakes in CAFTA, E1611 [27JY]
      Stealth Amnesty, S3805 [18AP]
      U.S. Food Safety Under Siege?, E329 [2MR]
      Untested Plan, H8943 [19OC]
      US Food Safety Under Siege?, E272-E274 [17FE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Afghanistan: eradicate poppy plant (see H.R. 1437), H1694 [17MR]
      Agricultural Adjustment Act: exempt certain identified varieties 
        of tomatoes from agricultural marketing orders (see S. 531), 
        S2083 [4MR] (see H.R. 1135), H988 [7MR]
      Agricultural Credit Act: reauthorize State mediation programs 
        (see S. 643), S2846 [16MR] (see H.R. 1930), H2647 [27AP]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (see H.R. 2744), H4185 [7JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 303), H4185 [7JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 520), H9361 [27OC]
      Animals: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock 
        (see S. 1779), S10594 [28SE] (see H.R. 3931), H8513 [28SE]
      ------exempt certain animal identification information from 
        disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (see H.R. 
        1256), H1370 [10MR]
      ------provide better protection against bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and other prion diseases (see 
        S. 2002), S12766 [14NO]
      ------recognize importance of livestock ranching and compensate 
        ranchers when certain Government actions result in losses 
        under a grazing permit or lease issued by a Federal land 
        management agency (see H.R. 411), H234 [26JA]
      Biotechnology Industry Organization: tribute (see H. Res. 421), 
        H7613 [29JY]
      Bureau of Reclamation: authorize early repayment of obligations 
        within Rogue River Valley Irrigation District or within 
        Medford Irrigation District (see S. 1576), S9467 [29JY] (see 
        S. 1760), S10378 [22SE] (see H.R. 3618), H7612 [29JY] (see 
        H.R. 4195), H9472 [1NO]
      ------reauthorize participation in the Deschutes River 
        Conservancy (see S. 166), S436 [25JA]
      California League of Food Processors: anniversary (see H. Res. 
        45), H196 [25JA]
      CERCLA: provide that manure is not considered a hazardous 
        substance, pollutant, or contaminant (see H.R. 4341), H10501 
        [16NO]
      Chavez, Cesar E.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 
        1365), H1691 [17MR]
      ------establish an honorary legal public holiday (see H. Res. 
        127), H847 [1MR]
      ------tribute (see H.J. Res. 12), H235 [26JA]
      Cheese: prohibit products containing dry ultra-filtered milk, 
        milk protein concentrate, or casein from being labeled 
        domestic natural cheese (see S. 827), S3817 [18AP]
      China, People's Republic of: adhere to internationally 
        recognized health standards by prohibiting use of antiviral 
        medication to protect livestock (see H. Res. 377), H6381 
        [22JY]
      Commodity Exchange Act: reauthorize (see S. 1566), S9467 [29JY]
      Congress: disapprove rule submitted by the Dept. of Agriculture 
        relating to risk zones for introduction of bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) (see S.J. Res. 4), S1345 
        [14FE] (see H.J. Res. 23), H796 [17FE]
      Contracts: provide greater fairness in livestock and poultry 
        contract arbitration process (see S. 2131), S13786 [16DE]
      Contreras, Miguel: tribute (see H. Res. 274), H3198 [11MY]
      Crop Science Society of America: anniversary (see S. Res. 265), 
        S11130 [5OC] (see H. Res. 552), H10226 [15NO]
      Cuba: clarify allowable payment terms for sales of agricultural 
        commodities and products (see S. 634), S2846 [16MR] (see H.R. 
        1339), H1621 [16MR]
      ------facilitate sale of U.S. agricultural products (see S. 
        328), S1198 [9FE] (see H.R. 719), H522 [9FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: allow quick aid to producers in federally 
        declared disaster areas (see S. 1776), S10513 [27SE] (see H.R. 
        1118), H983 [3MR]
      ------augment efforts of State and local governments to conduct 
        early detection and surveillance to prevent the establishment 
        or spread of plant pests that endanger agriculture, 
        environment, and the economy (see H.R. 4049), H8808 [7OC]
      ------clarify manner in which assistance is made available to 
        producers under the Crop Disaster Assistance Program (see H.R. 
        3554), H7558 [28JY]
      ------designate a disaster liaison to assist State and local 
        employees with responding to a federally declared disaster 
        area (see H.R. 3969), H8732 [6OC]
      ------enhance national security by providing research, 
        development, demonstration, administrative support, and market 
        mechanisms for deployment and commercialization of biobased 
        energy technologies and products (see S. 1210), S6298 [9JN]
      ------establish a Livestock Identification Board (see H.R. 
        3170), H5601 [30JN]
      ------establish and enforce performance standards and sanitation 
        requirements for reduction of pathogens in meat and poultry 
        (see S. 1357), S7820 [30JN] (see H.R. 3160), H5600 [30JN]
      ------establish electronic nationwide livestock identification 
        system, prevent unauthorized release of information collected, 
        and review responses to livestock disease outbreaks (see H.R. 
        1254), H1370 [10MR]
      ------establish the National Drought Council (see S. 802), S3653 
        [14AP] (see H.R. 1386), H1692 [17MR]
      ------exempt Hawaiian producers relative to the adjusted gross 
        income limitation on participation in conservation programs 
        (see H.R. 3467), H6933 [27JY]
      ------expand the Agricultural Management Assistance Program to 
        include Hawaii (see H.R. 3536), H7557 [28JY]
      ------issue regulations to restore integrity to payment 
        limitation requirements for commodity payments and benefits, 
        and to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse related to receipt of 
        commodity payments and benefits (see H.R. 4149), H9275 [26OC]
      ------Milk Income Loss Contract Program extension (see H.R. 
        3846, 3847, 3848), H8247 [21SE]
      ------offer farmers supplemental crop insurance based on area 
        yield and loss plan of insurance (see H.R. 721), H522 [9FE]
      ------prepare an annual report specifying the number of non-
        Federal employees of the Farm Service Agency needed to handle 
        the workload generated by programs administered by the Agency 
        (see H.R. 2209), H3112 [10MY]
      ------prevent a quality grade label issued for beef and lamb 
        from being used for imported beef or lamb (see S. 2018), 
        S12949 [16NO]
      ------prohibit closure or relocation of certain county Farm 
        Service Agency offices (see S. 1877), S11422 [17OC]
      ------prohibit closure or relocation of county or local Farm 
        Service Agency office pending completion of the next omnibus 
        agriculture law (see H.R. 3974), H8732 [6OC]
      ------prohibit establishment of standards to designate minimal-
        risk regions, including Canada, for bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) unless country-of-origin 
        labeling is required (see S. 108), S144 [24JA] (see H.R. 384), 
        H233 [26JA]
      ------prohibit establishment of standards to designate minimal-
        risk regions, including Canada, for bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) unless export access for 
        cattle and beef products improves (see H.R. 187), H77 [4JA]
      ------prohibit the use of distance or transportation costs as a 
        basis for pricing milk (see S. 869), S4108 [21AP]
      ------provide additional authority and funding to provide 
        emergency food relief, in coordination with the Dept. of 
        Homeland Security, to victims of Hurricane Katrina and related 
        conditions (see S. 1643), S9833 [8SE] (see S. 1695), S9985 
        [13SE]
      ------provide farm debt and program relief to African-American 
        farmers who suffered discrimination in the administration of 
        farm credit and benefit programs (see H.R. 3998), H8733 [6OC]
      ------provide financial assistance for the construction, 
        improvement, and rehabilitation of farmers markets (see H.R. 
        710), H522 [9FE]
      ------provide for a Biofuels Feedstocks Energy Reserve and 
        authorize loans for the production, distribution, development, 
        and storage of biofuels (see H.R. 388), H233 [26JA]
      ------reopen filing of claims by African-American farmers who 
        suffered discrimination in the administration of farm credit 
        and benefit programs (see H.R. 4398), H11033 [18NO]
      ------Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program funding reform 
        (see S. 1555), S9466 [29JY] (see H.R. 131), H75 [4JA]
      Dept. of Commerce: establish the Office of Trade Adjustment 
        Assistance within the International Trade Administration (see 
        S. 1308), S7294 [23JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: add certain biosecurity 
        responsibilities (see S. 572), S2383 [9MR]
      ------regulate ammonium nitrate (see S. 1141), S6021 [26MY]
      ------regulate production, storage, sale, and distribution of 
        ammonium nitrate and prevent terrorists from acquiring 
        ammonium nitrate to create explosives (see H.R. 3197), H5602 
        [30JN]
      Dept. of Labor: require employers of temporary H-2A workers to 
        pay such workers at least the greater of the Federal or State 
        minimum wage rate (see H.R. 4028), H8807 [7OC]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct special resource study of sites 
        associated with Cesar E. Chavez and the farm labor movement to 
        determine appropriate methods for their preservation and 
        interpretation (see S. 670), S2995 [17MR]
      ------convey certain water distribution facilities to the 
        Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (see S. 1498), 
        S8949 [26JY]
      ------cooperate with Mexican border States to conduct a 
        hydrogeologic characterization, mapping, and modeling program 
        for priority transboundary aquifers (see S. 214), S647 [31JA] 
        (see H.R. 469), H284 [1FE]
      ------revise certain repayment contracts with the Bostwick, 
        Kansas Bostwick, Frenchman-Cambridge, and Webster Irrigation 
        Districts (see S. 1962), S12401 [4NO] (see H.R. 4000), H8733 
        [6OC]
      Disasters: respond to Hurricane Katrina and other natural 
        disasters that adversely affect food assistance, agricultural 
        producers, and households (see H.R. 3809), H8088 [15SE]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): implementation (see S. 1307), S7294 [23JN] (see H.R. 
        3045), H5100 [23JN]
      ------implementation (H.R. 3045), consideration (see H. Res. 
        386), H6649 [26JY]
      ------protect the U.S. sugar market only to the extent that such 
        protections do not undermine market access for other 
        agricultural products (see S. Res. 169), S6405 [13JN]
      ------withdrawal (see H.R. 3480), H6933 [27JY]
      Ecology and environment: promote use of anaerobic digesters by 
        agricultural producers and rural small businesses to produce 
        renewable energy and improve environmental quality (see H.R. 
        140), H76 [4JA]
      ------provide incentives to landowners to protect and improve 
        streams and riparian habitat (see S. 218), S647 [31JA]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see S. 420), S1622 [17FE] (see H.R. 
        8), H790 [17FE] (see H.R. 183), H77 [4JA]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), 
        consideration (see H. Res. 202), H1893 [12AP]
      European Union: suspend unilateral altering of certain wood 
        product importation standards and call for an International 
        Plant Protection Convention assessment of the justification 
        for such alterations (see H. Con. Res. 310), H11035 [18NO]
      Farm Security and Rural Investment Act: extend and improve 
        national dairy market loss payments (see S. 273), S978 [3FE]
      ------extend appropriations and spending programs and provide an 
        additional extension if implementing legislation is not 
        submitted for World Trade Organization Doha Development Agenda 
        Round (see H.R. 4332), H10226 [15NO]
      ------extend contracts for national dairy market loss payments 
        (see S. 307), S1049 [7FE] (see H.R. 859), H718 [16FE] (see 
        H.R. 1260), H1370 [10MR]
      FarmHouse Fraternity, Inc.: anniversary (see H. Res. 207), H1895 
        [12AP]
      Federal aid programs: ensure regulatory equity between and among 
        dairy farmers and handlers for sales of packaged fluid milk in 
        federally regulated and non-federally regulated areas (see S. 
        2120), S13786 [16DE] (see H.R. 4015), H8807 [7OC]
      ------increase specialty crops competitiveness funding, route 
        value-added agricultural product market development grants 
        through the States, and expand adjusted gross revenue 
        insurance program (see S. 1556), S9466 [29JY] (see H.R. 3562), 
        H7558 [28JY]
      ------provide a supplemental payment to assist agricultural 
        producers in mitigating increasing input costs, including 
        energy and fertilizer costs (see S. 2085), S13501 [13DE]
      ------provide assistance to agricultural producers whose 
        operations were severely damaged by hurricanes (see S. 2009), 
        S12839 [15NO] (see H.R. 4330), H10226 [15NO]
      ------provide disaster assistance to agricultural producers for 
        crop and livestock losses (see S. 1692), S9984 [13SE] (see 
        H.R. 3754), H7860 [13SE]
      ------provide emergency assistance to agricultural producers who 
        have suffered losses as a result of drought, Hurricane 
        Katrina, and other natural disasters (see S. 1636), S9833 
        [8SE] (see S. 1804), S10796 [30SE] (see H.R. 3702), H7813 
        [8SE]
      Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: implement 
        pesticide-related obligations of the U.S. under certain 
        international conventions or protocols (see S. 2042), S13161 
        [17NO] (see H.R. 3849), H8247 [21SE]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify that the 
        application of certain pesticides does not require a permit 
        (see S. 1269), S6825 [20JN]
      Food: amend inspection laws to notify consumers of products 
        produced from crops, livestock, or poultry raised on sewage 
        sludge-treated land (see H.R. 207), H78 [4JA]
      ------require foods containing certain ingredients derived from 
        meat, poultry, or other animal products to bear labeling that 
        states that fact and the names of such ingredients (see H.R. 
        3571), H7559 [28JY]
      Food industry: strengthen restrictions on importation from 
        bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) minimal-
        risk regions of meat, meat byproducts, and meat food products 
        from bovines (see S. 294), S979 [3FE]
      Food Security Act: restore integrity to and strengthen payment 
        limitation rules for commodity payments and benefits (see S. 
        385), S1413 [15FE] (see H.R. 1590), H1968 [13AP]
      Foreign aid: encouraging accelerated removal of agricultural 
        subsidies of industrialized countries to alleviate poverty and 
        promote growth, health, and stability in the economies of 
        African countries (see H. Res. 461), H8387 [27SE]
      Foreign trade: require country-of-origin labeling for macadamia 
        nuts (see H.R. 3535), H7557 [28JY]
      ------require country-of-origin labeling of all forms of ginseng 
        (see S. 854), S4021 [20AP] (see H.R. 1740), H2394 [20AP]
      Hawaii: recognize threat posed by non-native plants, animals, 
        and plant and animal diseases to ecosystem and expand Federal 
        efforts to prevent introduction of non-native species (see 
        H.R. 3468), H6933 [27JY]
      Hazardous substances: prohibit importation, manufacture, 
        distribution, receipt, or storage of ammonium nitrate without 
        a license or permit (see H.R. 1389), H1692 [17MR]
      ------prohibit manufacture, processing, possession, or 
        distribution of sodium fluoroacetate (Compound 1080), collect 
        and destroy remaining stocks, and compensate persons who turn 
        any in for destruction (see H.R. 4567), H12047 [16DE]
      Horticulture: permit planting of chicory on base acres (see S. 
        194), S574 [26JA]
      Hurricanes: provide assistance to nursery crop and tropical 
        fruit producers whose agricultural operations were severely 
        damaged by Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, or Rita (see H.R. 
        4031), H8807 [7OC]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain foreign agricultural 
        workers, reform H-2A worker program, provide a stable, legal 
        agricultural workforce, and extend basic legal protections and 
        better working conditions to more workers (see S. 359), S1260 
        [10FE] (see H.R. 884), H791 [17FE]
      ------provide for employment of foreign agricultural workers 
        (see S. 2087), S13501 [13DE]
      ------simplify the process for admitting temporary alien 
        agricultural workers and increase access to such workers (see 
        H.R. 3857), H8340 [22SE]
      Irrigation: reduce subsidies (see S. 1118), S5921 [25MY]
      Labeling: change date of implementation of country of origin 
        labeling (see S. 1331), S7614 [29JN]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling for certain agricultural commodities (see S. 1300), 
        S7294 [23JN]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (see S. 1333), S7614 [29JN] (see H.R. 2068), 
        H2975 [4MY]
      ------implement a mandatory program for country of origin 
        labeling for certain agricultural commodities (see H.R. 4365), 
        H10908 [17NO]
      ------restore the original deadline for mandatory country of 
        origin labeling (see S. 2038), S13160 [17NO]
      Land use: compensate livestock operators who voluntarily 
        relinquish a grazing permit or lease on Federal lands where 
        conflicts with other multiple uses render livestock grazing 
        impractical (see H.R. 3166), H5601 [30JN]
      ------enhance ability to produce fruits and vegetables on 
        covered commodity base acres (see S. 1038), S5219 [16MY]
      Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act: extend termination date for 
        mandatory price reporting (see S. 1613), S9645 [6SE]
      ------reauthorize, and amend swine reporting provisions (see 
        H.R. 3408), H6380 [22JY]
      Louisiana: authorize farmers to operate certain commercial motor 
        vehicles within the State without a commercial drivers license 
        for a certain period (see H.R. 4444), H11109 [6DE]
      Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act: provide 
        exemption for workers who work year-round (see H.R. 4502), 
        H11503 [13DE]
      ------provide for mandatory mediation (see H.R. 4503), H11503 
        [13DE]
      ------provide for recovery of attorneys fees and a statute of 
        limitations (see H.R. 4504), H11503 [13DE]
      Milk: allow modified bloc voting by dairy marketing cooperatives 
        in the scheduled referendum on Federal milk marketing order 
        reform (see S. 838), S3897 [19AP]
      Montana Future Farmers of America: anniversary (see S. Res. 89), 
        S2995 [17MR] (see H. Res. 157), H1509 [15MR]
      National Pear Month: designate (see S. Res. 215), S9158 [27JY]
      Native Americans: provide compensation to members of the 
        Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for damage resulting from the Oahe 
        Dam and Reservoir Project (see S. 1535), S9284 [28JY] (see 
        H.R. 3558), H7558 [28JY]
      ------treatment of actual rental proceeds from leases of land 
        acquired under a program providing agricultural loans to 
        Indian tribes and tribal corporations (see S. 1480), S8948 
        [26JY]
      NSF: establish a Division of Food and Agricultural Science and 
        authorize funding for the support of fundamental agricultural 
        research of the highest quality (see S. 767), S3481 [12AP] 
        (see H.R. 1563), H1894 [12AP]
      Packers and Stockyards Act: prohibit packers from owning, 
        feeding, or controlling livestock intended for slaughter (see 
        S. 818), S3735 [15AP]
      ------prohibit use of certain anti-competitive forward contracts 
        (see S. 960), S4546 [28AP] (see H.R. 4257), H10038 [8NO]
      Pesticides: making supplemental appropriations to ensure 
        inclusion in State source water assessment programs (see H.R. 
        1679), H2148 [19AP]
      ------permit distribution and sale of certain pesticides that 
        are registered in both the U.S. and another country (see S. 
        1579), S9467 [29JY]
      Phoenix, AZ: convey Western Cotton Research Laboratory to the 
        nonprofit organizations that originally provided the real 
        property for the laboratory (see H.R. 400), H234 [26JA]
      Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin Program: extend water service 
        contract for the Ainsworth Unit, Sandhills Division in 
        Nebraska (see S. 891), S4151 [22AP] (see H.R. 1197), H1263 
        [9MR]
      Postal Service: issue commemorative postage stamp to honor U.S. 
        farm women (see H. Res. 114), H719 [16FE]
      Power resources: establish a program to develop and demonstrate 
        cost-effective operation of a fleet of renewable hydrogen-
        from-ethanol passenger vehicles (see S. 373), S1344 [14FE]
      ------increase production and use of biofuels and diversify 
        biofuel feedstock as key elements to achieving energy 
        independence for the U.S. (see S. 1609), S9468 [29JY]
      ------require that gasoline sold in the U.S. contain a certain 
        percentage of ethanol and diesel fuel contain a certain 
        percentage of biodiesel (see H.R. 1398), H1692 [17MR]
      Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act: extend 
        authority for drought assistance (see S. 648), S2994 [17MR] 
        (see H.R. 2925), H4560 [15JN]
      Rural areas: provide producers on a farm with greater 
        flexibility in selecting the crops to be planted on the base 
        acres of the farm (see H.R. 2045), H2879 [3MY]
      ------reward the hard work and risk of individuals who live in 
        and help preserve small, rural towns (see S. 675), S2995 
        [17MR]
      Salton Sea: anniversary of creation (see H. Res. 244), H2648 
        [27AP]
      SBA: clarify authority to make economic injury disaster loans in 
        response to disasters caused by drought (see H.R. 1394), H1692 
        [17MR]
      ------clarify authority to provide emergency assistance to non-
        farm related small business concerns that have suffered 
        substantial economic harm from drought (see S. 1463), S8664 
        [21JY]
      Sewage disposal: require information on the contents of sludge 
        to be provided to purchasers of the sludge and the public (see 
        H.R. 4130), H9102 [25OC]
      Small business: provide emergency relief to small businesses and 
        farms affected by significant increases in the prices of 
        heating oil, natural gas, propane, and kerosene (see S. 269), 
        S886 [2FE]
      South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.: anniversary 
        (see H. Res. 300), H4142 [26MY]
      SouthEast Crescent Authority: establish (see S. 1865), S11313 
        [7OC] (see H.R. 20), H72 [4JA]
      States: encourage owners and operators of certain privately-held 
        land to make their land available for access by the public 
        under programs administered by States and tribal governments 
        (see S. 548), S2244 [8MR] (see H.R. 1351), H1621 [16MR]
      Tariff: imidacloprid pesticides (see H.R. 2396), H3434 [17MY]
      ------impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk 
        protein concentrates (see S. 1417), S8419 [18JY] (see H.R. 
        521), H348 [2FE]
      Tariff Act: amend relative to marking of imported live bovine 
        animals (see H.R. 1802), H2471 [21AP]
      Taxation: allow a temporary credit to offset the high fuel costs 
        of small businesses, farmers, and fishermen (see H.R. 3944), 
        H8642 [29SE]
      ------clarify the excise tax exemptions for aerial applicators 
        of fertilizers or other substances (see S. 688), S3147 [4AP] 
        (see H.R. 1387), H1692 [17MR]
      ------exclude farmland still in use from the estate tax and 
        repeal dollar limitation on estate tax exclusion for land 
        subject to a qualified conservation easement (see H.R. 3523), 
        H7557 [28JY]
      ------exclude from gross income amounts received on the sale of 
        certain animals associated with educational programs (see H.R. 
        3079), H5252 [27JN]
      ------exclude from gross income gain on the sale or exchange of 
        farmland development rights (see H.R. 658), H411 [8FE]
      ------exclude from gross income interest received on loans 
        secured by agricultural real property (see S. 238), S738 [1FE] 
        (see H.R. 399), H234 [26JA]
      ------exclude from gross income the first $5,000 of each 
        transitional payment under the Fair and Equitable Tobacco 
        Reform Act (see H.R. 1825), H2548 [26AP]
      ------exclusion of gain from the sale of farmland (see H.R. 
        775), H583 [10FE]
      ------expand and modernize agricultural bond programs to assist 
        young farmers and ranchers (see H.R. 651), H411 [8FE]
      ------extend incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel (see 
        H.R. 1255), H1370 [10MR] (see H.R. 2498), H3694 [19MY]
      ------extend the excise and income tax credits for the 
        production of biodiesel (see S. 1076), S5531 [19MY]
      ------make permanent the rate reductions for individual income 
        taxes and capital gains and dividend taxes, and the repeal of 
        estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes (see S. 
        7), S142 [24JA]
      ------permanent repeal of estate tax on family-owned businesses 
        and farms (see S. 928), S4398 [27AP] (see H.R. 1624), H1969 
        [13AP]
      ------provide a small agri-biodiesel producer credit and improve 
        the small ethanol producer credit (see S. 610), S2517 [11MR] 
        (see H.R. 36), H72 [4JA]
      ------provide a special depreciation allowance for property 
        acquired during a certain period (see S. 1632), S9833 [8SE]
      ------provide an exclusion for gain from the sale of farmland to 
        encourage the continued use of property for farming (see H.R. 
        2034), H2737 [28AP]
      ------provide credit for farmers' investments in value-added 
        agriculture (see H.R. 142), H76 [4JA]
      ------provide credit to certain agriculture-related businesses 
        for cost of protecting certain chemicals (see S. 2052), S13360 
        [18NO] (see H.R. 713), H522 [9FE]
      ------provide for tax-exempt qualified small issue bonds to 
        finance agricultural processing property (see H.R. 3874), 
        H8341 [22SE]
      ------provide special rules for the exchange or installment sale 
        of certain agricultural property (see H.R. 4221), H9640 [3NO]
      ------reduce rates on distilled spirits (see H.R. 1791), H2471 
        [21AP]
      ------repeal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer 
        taxes (see H.R. 64), H73 [4JA]
      ------repeal estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes (see 
        S. 988), S4869 [10MY]
      ------temporarily waive the restriction on highway use in 
        applying the tax exemption for diesel fuel used on a farm for 
        farming purposes (see H.R. 4001), H8733 [6OC]
      ------treat certain farming business machinery and equipment as 
        5-year property for purposes of depreciation (see S. 1864), 
        S11313 [7OC] (see H.R. 4236), H9695 [4NO]
      ------update optional methods for computing self-employment net 
        earnings (see S. 896), S4184 [25AP]
      Terrorism: criminalize acts of agroterrorism and enhance 
        agricultural biosecurity through increased prevention, 
        detection, response, and recovery planning (see S. 1532), 
        S9284 [28JY]
      ------improve Federal response to agroterrorism and agricultural 
        diseases (see S. 573), S2383 [9MR]
      ------reduce risk to food supply from intentional contamination 
        (see S. 1534), S9284 [28JY]
      Texas: condition receipt of direct or counter-cyclical payments 
        to rice producers that agree to retain rice cropland in 
        production for the next crop year (see H.R. 3660), H7672 [6SE]
      Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory Site, 
        Poplarville, MS: designate (see H.R. 231), H78 [4JA]
      Trails: designate the Chisholm Trail and Great Western Trail 
        historic cattle-drive trails for study and for potential 
        addition to the National Trails System (see H.R. 2964), H4721 
        [17JN]
      Trucking industry: hours of service requirements for commercial 
        drivers transporting agricultural commodities and farm 
        supplies (see H.R. 572), H351 [2FE]
      U.S. Grain Standards Act: reauthorize (see S. 1752), S10378 
        [22SE]
      ------reauthorize and facilitate official inspection at export 
        port locations of grain required or authorized to be inspected 
        (see S. 1582), S9467 [29JY] (see H.R. 3421), H6431 [25JY]
      Vermont: recognize Vermont Dairy Festival in honor of Harold J. 
        Howrigan for service to his community and the Vermont dairy 
        industry (see S. Res. 118), S4109 [21AP]
      Wyoming: extend contract for Glendo Unit of Missouri River Basin 
        Project (see S. 592), S2482 [10MR] (see H.R. 4080), H8985 
        [19OC]
  Cloture motions
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), motion to proceed, S9558 
        [29JY]
  Conference reports
      Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies 
        Programs Appropriations (H.R. 2744), H9204-H9240 [26OC]
  Essays
      Perfect Pizza Begins on Hoosier Farms: Brittany Lechner, S2515 
        [11MR]
      ------Thomas (Trey) Dunn, III, S2514 [11MR]
  Factsheets
      Adjust Status of Certain Foreign Agricultural Workers, Reform H-
        2A Worker Program, and Provide a Stable and Legal Agricultural 
        Workforce, S3807 [18AP]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA) Impact on Enforcement and Implementation of Dietary 
        Supplement Health and Education Act: Office of U.S. Trade 
        Representative, H6922 [27JY]
  Letters
      Adjust status of certain foreign agricultural workers, reform H-
        2A worker program, and provide a stable and legal agricultural 
        workforce: Clayton Yeutter, S3809 [18AP]
      ------Grover G. Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform 
        (organization), S3809 [18AP]
      ------John Young, New England Apple Council, Inc., S3809 [18AP]
      ------William Samuel, AFL-CIO, S3785 [18AP]
      Conversion of sugar into ethanol: Charles F. Connor, Dept. of 
        Agriculture, S7715 [30JN]
      ------Senator Bill Nelson, S7716 [30JN]
      Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards: several 
        agricultural organizations, S7255 [23JN]
      Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act: several agricultural 
        organizations, H1935 [13AP]
      Dept. of Agriculture Milk Income Loss Contract Program 
        extension: Michelle Plasari, RetireSafe (organization) and Jim 
        Martin, 60 Plus Association, S13461 [13DE]
      ------Senators Specter, Dayton, Kohl and Leahy, S85 [20JA]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): E.R. Goodkind and Bruce M. Ramer, American Jewish 
        Committee, H6914 [27JY]
      ------Jimmy Carter, S7709 [30JN], H6914, H6922 [27JY]
      ------Joel S. Kaplan and Daniel S. Mariaschin, B'nai B'rith, 
        H6914 [27JY]
      ------Larry B. Wooten, North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, 
        S7707 [30JN]
      ------Rob Portman, U.S. Trade Representative, S7695, S7733 
        [30JN]
      ------several Central American legislators, H6411 [25JY]
      ------several former Secs. of Agriculture, S7649 [30JN]
      ------several textile and apparel business organizations, S7706 
        [30JN]
      Dominican Republic-Central America-U.S. Free Trade Agreement 
        (DR-CAFTA) impact on sugar program: Kevin Price, American 
        Crystal Sugar Co., S7751 [30JN]
      ------Mike Johanns, Sec. of Agriculture, S7701 [30JN]
      Emergency relief to small businesses and farms affected by 
        significant increases in the prices of heating oil, natural 
        gas, propane, and kerosene: Joseph P. Castillo, Albuquerque, 
        NM, Hispano Chamber of Commerce, S10012 [14SE]
      ------Kevin Holsapple, Los Alamos, NM, Chamber of Commerce, 
        S10012 [14SE]
      Emergency relief to small businesses and farms affected by 
        significant price increases in heating oil, natural gas, 
        propane, and kerosene: several Senators, S7607 [29JN]
      Fair Contracts for Growers Act: Chris Peterson, Iowa Farmers 
        Union, S13795 [16DE]
      ------George Naylor, National Family Farm Coalition, S13796 
        [16DE]
      ------Keith Mudd, Organization for Competitive Markets, S13795 
        [16DE]
      ------Martha L. Noble, Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, S13795 
        [16DE]
      ------Steven D. Etka, Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform, 
        S13796 [16DE]
      ------Traci Bruckner, Center for Rural Affairs, S13795 [16DE]
      Implement pesticide-related obligations of the U.S. under 
        certain international conventions or protocols: Michael O. 
        Leavitt, EPA, S13170 [17NO]
      ------Senator Harkin, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
        Forestry (Senate), S13170 [17NO]
      ------T.J. Halstead, Congressional Research Service, S13171 
        [17NO]
      ------William E. Moschella, Dept. of Justice, S13170 [17NO]
      McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child 
        Nutrition Program funding: Mike Johanns, Sec. of Agriculture, 
        H4203 [8JN]
      ------several Representatives, H4203 [8JN]
      National Security and Bioenergy Investment Act: Brent Erickson, 
        Biotechnology Industry Organization, S6311 [9JN]
      ------David Morris, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, S6312 
        [9JN]
      ------Howard A. Learner, Environmental Law & Policy Center, 
        S6312 [9JN]
      ------Karen Wayland, Natural Resources Defense Council, S6312 
        [9JN]
      ------Leon Corzine, National Corn Growers Association, Neal 
        Bredehoeft, American Soybean Association, and Bob Dinneen, 
        Renewable Fuels Association, S6311 [9JN]
      ------Reid Detchon, Energy Future Coalition, S6311 [9JN]
      ------Tim Pawlenty and Kathleen Sebelius, Governor's Ethanol 
        Coalition, S6311 [9JN]
      National security enhancement through various means allowing for 
        the deployment and commercialization of biobased energy 
        technologies and products: Brent Erickson, Biotechnology 
        Industry Organization, S6808 [20JN]
      ------David J. Frederickson, National Farmers Union, S6808 
        [20JN]
      ------David Morris, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, S6808 
        [20JN]
      ------Howard A. Learner, Environmental Law & Policy Center, 
        S6808 [20JN]
      ------Karen Wayland, Natural Resources Defense Council, S6807 
        [20JN]
      ------Reid Detchon, Energy Future Coalition, S6808 [20JN]
      ------Tim Pawlenty and Kathleen Sebelius, Governors' Ethanol 
        Coalition, S6807 [20JN]
      ------several agricultural producer associations, S6807 [20JN]
      Permit National Dairy Promotion and Research Board diversion of 
        funds for activities that improve public health and the 
        environment: Idaho congressional delegation, S10265 [21SE]
      Renewable fuels reserve: David J. Frederickson, National Farmers 
        Union, H2371 [20AP]
      Reopening of Canadian border relative to Dept. of Agriculture 
        ruling on risk zones for introduction of bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease): several Senators, S1967 
        [3MR]
      Repayment of government farm subsidies by Thomas C. Dorr 
        relative to efforts to circumvent payment limitations: Ann M. 
        Veneman, Dept. of Agriculture, S8597 [21JY]
      ------Charles W. Larson, Sr., and Judith A. Whetstine, Dept. of 
        Justice, S8594 [21JY]
      ------Senator Dayton, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
        Forestry (Senate), S8594 [21JY]
      ------Senator Harkin, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
        Forestry (Senate), S8595, S8596, S8597 [21JY]
      Repayment of government farm subsidies relative to efforts to 
        circumvent payment limitations and diversity remarks apology: 
        Thomas C. Dorr, S8601 [21JY]
      Small Business and Farm Energy Emergency Relief Act: several 
        Senators, S902 [2FE]
      Streamline H-2A worker program and create blue card program for 
        temporary agricultural guest workers: Bob Stallman, American 
        Farm Bureau Federation, S3769 [18AP]
      Sugar price supports, H4253 [8JN]
      Texas proposal to privatize the Food Stamp Program eligibility 
        determination process: several Texas congressional delegation 
        members, H8943 [19OC]
      U.S. Grain Standards Act reauthorization: Mike Johanns, Sec. of 
        Agriculture, S10583 [28SE], H8417 [28SE]
  Lists
      Central American groups opposing the Dominican Republic-Central 
        America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), H6898 [27JY]
      Cosponsors of S. 269, Small Business and Farm Energy Emergency 
        Relief Act, S903 [2FE]
      Cosponsors of Small Business and Farm Energy Emergency Relief 
        Act (2001), S7607 [29JN]
      Indiana Eighth Grade Youth Essay Contest winners, S2515 [11MR]
      Religious organizations opposing the Dominican Republic-Central 
        America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), H6923 [27JY]
  Motions
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2744), H8940 [19OC]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): implementation (S. 1307), S7597 [29JN]
  Papers
      U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement Is 
        a Win-Win: Republican Policy Committee, S7723-S7727 [30JN]
  Press releases
      Dept. of Agriculture Proposed Rule To Allow Importation of Beef 
        From Japan: Jim McAdams, National Cattlemen's Beef 
        Association, S10211 [20SE]
      ------Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers 
        of America (organization), S10210 [20SE]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA) Impact on Sugar Program: American Sugar Alliance, S7751 
        [30JN]
      ------Minnesota Sugar Industry, S7751 [30JN]
  Proclamations
      Tribute to Don Melhorn: Representative Ney, E1886 [19SE]
      Tribute to Southeastern FFA Forestry Class: Representative Ney, 
        E1945 [26SE]
  Questions and answers
      Adjust status of certain foreign agricultural workers, reform H-
        2A worker program, and provide a stable and legal agricultural 
        workforce, S3808 [18AP]
  Remarks in House
      Afghanistan: eradicate poppy plant, H4406 [14JN]
      Agricultural Credit Act: reauthorize State mediation programs 
        (S. 643), H4361, H4362 [13JN]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: across-the-board funding reduction, H4264, H4265 
        [8JN]
      ------funding, H12275 [18DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), H4208-H4273 [8JN], 
        H4301 [9JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), amendment process, 
        H4251 [8JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), conference report, 
        H9381-H9394 [28OC], E2366 [15NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), consideration (H. Res. 
        303), H4201-H4208 [8JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), consideration of 
        conference report (H. Res. 520), H9367-H9373 [28OC]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), motion to instruct 
        conferees, H8940-H8946 [19OC]
      ------prohibit promulgation of regulations without consideration 
        of their effect on the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, 
        H4268 [8JN]
      Alma Creamery, Inc.: tribute to revitalization, E1760 [6SE]
      Bosworth, Dale: North American Pollinator Protection Campaign 
        NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Award recipient, E2405 [18NO]
      Budget: allocation of funds, H508 [9FE]
      Bureau of Reclamation: authorize early repayment of obligations 
        within Rogue River Valley Irrigation District or within 
        Medford Irrigation District (H.R. 4195), H11044 [6DE]
      California League of Food Processors: anniversary, E125 [1FE]
      California Strawberry Commission: tribute to California 
        Strawberry Scholarship Program, E1170 [8JN]
      Chavez, Cesar E.: tribute (H.J. Res. 12), E98 [26JA]
      Chemicals: eliminate use of methyl bromide for fumigation 
        purposes, E1357 [27JN]
      Children and youth: use of child labor in harvesting of cocoa 
        beans, E1443 [1JY]
      China, Republic of: Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission visit to 
        Capitol Hill, E1792 [8SE]
      Conrad, Vernon: Greater Fresno, CA, Area Chamber of Commerce 
        Agriculturalist of the Year award recipient, E2400 [18NO]
      Contreras, Miguel: tribute (H. Res. 274), H3116 [11MY], E947 
        [11MY], E954 [12MY], E985 [16MY]
      Cooke County, TX: tribute to 4-H Dairy Judging Team, E2011 [6OC]
      Cuba: clarify allowable payment terms for sales of agricultural 
        commodities and products, E1413 [30JN]
      ------clarify allowable payment terms for sales of agricultural 
        commodities and products (H.R. 1339), H1946 [13AP], H2726 
        [28AP], H4192 [8JN]
      ------facilitate sale of U.S. agricultural products, H10229 
        [16NO]
      ------regulations relative to shipment of agricultural 
        commodities or products from the U.S., E33 [6JA]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
        invasive species eradication funding, H4225, H4226 [8JN]
      ------Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service noxious weed 
        control and eradication funding, H4237 [8JN]
      ------Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service plum pox 
        disease eradication funding, H4227 [8JN]
      ------Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding, H4237 
        [8JN]
      ------establish an electronic nationwide livestock 
        identification system, H4258, H4259 [8JN]
      ------establish and enforce performance standards and sanitation 
        requirements for reduction of pathogens in meat and poultry 
        (H.R. 3160), E1427 [1JY]
      ------establish the National Drought Council (H.R. 1386), E482 
        [17MR]
      ------exempt Hawaiian producers relative to the adjusted gross 
        income limitation on participation in conservation programs 
        (H.R. 3467), E1641 [27JY]
      ------expand the Agricultural Management Assistance Program to 
        include Hawaii (H.R. 3536), E1695 [29JY]
      ------Market Access Program funding, H4257, H4258 [8JN]
      ------McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child 
        Nutrition Program funding, H4203 [8JN], H9368 [28OC]
      ------Milk Income Loss Contract Program extension, H8395 [28SE]
      ------National Animal Disease Laboratory funding, H9392 [28OC]
      ------organic food standards, H9392, H9393 [28OC]
      ------Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers 
        and Ranchers Program funding, H4224 [8JN]
      ------prevent the use of private contractors on certain elements 
        of the Food Stamp Program unless authorized by Congress, 
        H8940-H8946 [19OC]
      ------prohibit closure or relocation of county or local Farm 
        Service Agency office pending completion of the next omnibus 
        agriculture law, H8940-H8946 [19OC]
      ------prohibit establishment of standards to designate minimal-
        risk regions, including Canada, for bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) unless country-of-origin 
        labeling is required (H.R. 384), E98 [26JA]
      ------provide for a Biofuels Feedstocks Energy Reserve and 
        authorize loans for the production, distribution, development, 
        and storage of biofuels (H.R. 388), H1680 [17MR], H7843 [13SE]
      ------reduce interest rate on loans to processors of sugar beets 
        and sugarcane, H4252-H4257 [8JN]
      ------require testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad 
        cow disease) at the request of any livestock producer or 
        processor, H4270 [8JN]
      ------use of rice in ethanol production, H4405 [14JN]
      Dept. of Defense: conduct study on use of biodiesel and ethanol 
        fuels, H4005 [25MY]
      Dept. of Energy: establish renewable fuels reserve, H2370, H2371 
        [20AP]
      ------increase number of State or local governments 
        participating in alternative fuel vehicles pilot program, 
        H2402, H2403 [21AP]
      ------integrated bioenergy research and development programs 
        funding, H2406, H2407 [21AP]
      ------Sugar Cane Ethanol Pilot Program funding, H2368-H2370 
        [20AP]
      Dept. of State: Andean Counterdrug Initiative funding for 
        Colombia, H5307-H5317 [28JN]
      ------Andean Counterdrug Initiative funding for Peru, H5291, 
        H5292 [28JN]
      ------shift Andean Counterdrug Initiative funding from 
        fumigation to alternative farming development programs in 
        Colombia, H5287 [28JN], H5979 [19JY], H6167 [20JY]
      Dept. of the Interior: revise certain repayment contracts with 
        the Bostwick, Kansas Bostwick, Frenchman-Cambridge, and 
        Webster Irrigation Districts (H.R. 4000), H12278 [18DE]
      Domestic policy: Federal farm policies, H813 [1MR]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): impact on enforcement and implementation of Dietary 
        Supplement Health and Education Act, H6922 [27JY]
      ------impact on sugar program, H6910, H6912, H6922, H6923 [27JY]
      ------implementation (H.R. 3045), H5615, H5619-H5625 [11JY], 
        H5639, H5710, H5712, H5713 [12JY], H5806 [14JY], H5918, H5934, 
        H5936, H5937, H5938 [18JY], H6075, H6076, H6077, H6079 [19JY], 
        H6112, H6113, H6114, H6173, H6174, H6175, H6181, H6183-H6190 
        [20JY], H6207, H6310, H6311 [21JY], H6371, H6373-H6376 [22JY], 
        H6384, H6385, H6386, H6410, H6413, H6417-H6427 [25JY], H6433, 
        H6436, H6437, H6438, H6439, H6440, H6550, H6552, H6553, H6554, 
        H6556 [26JY], H6654, H6655, H6656, H6657, H6664, H6665, H6884-
        H6928 [27JY], H6940 [28JY], E1657, E1659, E1660, E1662, E1665, 
        E1668, E1672, E1674, E1680, E1681, E1689, E1700, E1734, E1737, 
        E1740 [29JY]
      ------implementation (H.R. 3045), consideration (H. Res. 386), 
        H6869-H6878 [27JY]
      ------ratification, H4784, H4786, H4787, H4789 [20JN], H4806, 
        H4863, H4867 [21JN], H4970-H4977 [22JN], H5222 [27JN], H5256, 
        H5260 [28JN], H5471, H5472 [29JN], E1353 [24JN]
      Drought: disaster assistance to Kansas, H1426 [15MR]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent, H2589 [27AP]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), H1857, 
        H1869 [12AP], H1900, H1901, H1902, H1921-H1943, H1946, H1960 
        [13AP], H1971, H1972, H1980, H2073 [14AP], E661, E662 [15AP], 
        E699, E702 [19AP], E711 [21AP]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), 
        consideration (H. Res. 202), H1910-H1919 [13AP]
      Farm Labor Organizing Committee: tribute, E494 [17MR]
      FarmHouse Fraternity, Inc.: anniversary (H. Res. 207), H4808-
        H4810 [21JN]
      First Responder Grants Board: add Animal and Plant Health 
        Inspection Service Administrator to board, H3228, H3229 [12MY]
      Foreign aid: encouraging accelerated removal of agricultural 
        subsidies of industrialized countries to alleviate poverty and 
        promote growth, health, and stability in the economies of 
        African countries (H. Res. 461), E1962 [27SE]
      Foreign trade: economic impact of Federal regulations on U.S. 
        rice industry, H2724-H2727 [28AP], E841 [3MY]
      ------require country-of-origin labeling for macadamia nuts 
        (H.R. 3535), E1696 [29JY]
      GIC Group: tribute, E272 [17FE]
      Gomes, George J.: California Farm Bureau Federation 
        Agriculturalist of the Year award recipient, E1657 [29JY]
      Grower-Shipper Association of Central California: anniversary, 
        E1285 [20JN]
      Hawaii: recognize threat posed by non-native plants, animals, 
        and plant and animal diseases to ecosystem and expand Federal 
        efforts to prevent introduction of non-native species (H.R. 
        3468), E1643 [27JY]
      Head Start Program: migrant and seasonal Head Start programs 
        funding, H8270 [22SE]
      Henry, Mike and Denise: Alabama Farmers Federation Outstanding 
        Young Farm Family for Alabama award recipient, E2581 [17DE]
      Hurricanes: impact of Hurricane Rita on Texas rice farmers, 
        H8855 [18OC]
      Illinois: agricultural research laboratories funding, H4207 
        [8JN]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain foreign agricultural 
        workers, reform H-2A worker program, provide a stable, legal 
        agricultural workforce, and extend basic legal protections and 
        better working conditions to more workers, H11993, H11994 
        [16DE]
      ------simplify the process for admitting temporary alien 
        agricultural workers and increase access to such workers (H.R. 
        3857), E1928 [22SE]
      Insects: emerald ash borer eradication funding, H4244 [8JN]
      Johnson, Richard: Madera, CA, Chamber of Commerce Senior Farmer 
        of the Year award recipient, E1482 [13JY]
      Kee, Ed: University of Delaware Ratledge Family Award recipient, 
        E2345 [15NO]
      Knight, Bruce: North American Pollinator Protection Campaign 
        NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Award recipient, E2405 [18NO]
      Krystynak, Ron: North American Pollinator Protection Campaign 
        NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Award recipient, E2405 [18NO]
      Labeling: change date of implementation of country of origin 
        labeling, H9393 [28OC]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat, H4205 [8JN]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (H.R. 2068), H4301 [9JN]
      ------repeal delay in implementation of country of origin 
        labeling requirements for meat and meat products, H4238-H4242 
        [8JN]
      Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act: reauthorize, and amend swine 
        reporting provisions (H.R. 3408), H7875-H7877 [14SE]
      Louisiana: address certain agricultural issues, H1946 [13AP]
      Mann, W.C. (Jiggs): Cowboy Roundup, USA (organization) Rancher 
        of the Year award recipient, E1272 [17JN]
      Motor vehicles: amend exemption for maximum driving and on duty 
        time for drivers transporting agricultural commodities, H1187, 
        H1188 [9MR]
      ------amend exemption for maximum driving and on duty time for 
        drivers transporting agricultural commodities or farm supplies 
        at planting or harvest time, H1187 [9MR]
      ------exempt Nebraska from truck length freeze relative to 
        custom harvesters, H1191, H1192 [9MR], E404 [10MR]
      Mount, Gary: American/Western Fruit Grower (publication) Apple 
        Grower of the Year award recipient, E1888 [19SE]
      NAFTA: implementation, H2789 [3MY], H3335 [17MY]
      Napa Valley Grapegrowers (organization): anniversary, E595 [8AP]
      National Academy of Sciences: feasibility study on use of 
        mustard seed as feedstock for biodiesel, H2415 [21AP]
      National Rice Month: observance, H7925 [14SE]
      National security: protect food supply, E329 [2MR]
      Native Americans: provide compensation to members of the 
        Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for damage resulting from the Oahe 
        Dam and Reservoir Project (H.R. 3558), H9018 [20OC], E1685 
        [29JY]
      Natural gas: impact of rising costs on the agricultural economy, 
        H4257 [8JN]
      Nelson, Jimmy W., and family: Santa Rosa County, FL, Outstanding 
        Farm Family award recipient, E1564, E1573 [21JY]
      Nevada: tribute to Ranch and Farm Award recipients, E1639 [27JY]
      New York, NY: anniversary of New York Wine Experience, E2209 
        [28OC]
      North Carolina: tribute to wine industry, H1858 [12AP]
      Organic Trade Association: anniversary, E257 [16FE]
      Petroleum: conduct an inquiry into the retail price of ethanol, 
        H8128 [20SE]
      ------economic impact of increasing oil prices and overall 
        energy costs on farmers, ranchers, and rural communities, 
        H9246 [26OC]
      Phoenix, AZ: convey Western Cotton Research Laboratory to the 
        nonprofit organizations that originally provided the real 
        property for the laboratory, H4237 [8JN]
      Power resources: increase the production and use of ethanol, 
        H2190 [20AP], H5616 [11JY], H6372 [22JY], H9932 [7NO]
      Price support programs: sugar, H4207, H4252-H4257 [8JN]
      Regusci, Angelo C.: Napa County Farm Bureau Agriculturalist of 
        the Year award recipient, E1468 [12JY]
      Sanford, Wallace, III (Monk): Virginia Farmer of the Year award 
        recipient, E1701 [29JY]
      Science: anniversary of agricultural improvements through 
        biotechnology, E1934 [22SE]
      Social Security: apply savings from the enactment of certain 
        estate tax legislation to trust fund restoration, H1918 [13AP]
      South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.: anniversary (H. 
        Res. 300), H8879-H8881 [18OC], E2098 [17OC]
      States: provide that every State receive an equal allocation of 
        cotton, tobacco, and rice funding, H4271 [8JN]
      Statesville, NC: Site Selection (publication) Top Micropolitan 
        of the Year honoree, H3064 [10MY]
      Taxation: exclude from gross income amounts received on the sale 
        of certain animals associated with educational programs (H.R. 
        3079), E1363 [27JN]
      Texas: anniversary of the Y.O. Ranch, E2525 [14DE]
      ------condition receipt of direct or counter-cyclical payments 
        to rice producers that agree to retain rice cropland in 
        production for the next crop year (H.R. 3660), E1758 [6SE]
      Torres, Emma: Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ohtli Award 
        recipient, E1021 [19MY]
      Treaties and agreements: impact of trade agreements on the 
        agricultural industry, H8376 [27SE], H8959 [19OC], H9448 [1NO]
      U.S. Grain Standards Act: reauthorize (S. 1752), H8416-H8418 
        [28SE]
      Uh, Don Pedro Cahun: North American Pollinator Protection 
        Campaign NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Award recipient, E2405 
        [18NO]
      Vermont: tribute to Northeast Organic Farming Association, E7 
        [4JA]
      Vukelich, Carol: University of Delaware Ratledge Family Award 
        recipient, E2356 [15NO]
      Wayne County, NY: anniversary of Wayne County Fair, E1591 [25JY]
      Winters, CA: tribute to Winters High School Future Farmers of 
        America (organization) livestock judging team, E300 [18FE]
      Woodstock, IL: anniversary of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 
        E276 [18FE]
      World Food Prize Day: observance, E2124 [19OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Agricultural Adjustment Act: exempt certain identified varieties 
        of tomatoes from agricultural marketing orders (S. 531), S2084 
        [4MR]
      Agricultural Credit Act: reauthorize State mediation programs 
        (S. 643), S4138 [21AP]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2744), S10080-S10103 
        [15SE], S10173-S10176 [19SE], S10210-S10227 [20SE], S10264, 
        S10275-S10288 [21SE], S10327-S10332 [22SE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), conference report, 
        S12219-S12228 [2NO], S12287-S12291 [3NO], S12399 [4NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), conference report--
        unanimous-consent agreement, S12145 [1NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2744), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, S10223 [20SE]
      ------redirect certain funds for relief for States impacted by 
        Hurricane Katrina, S10272 [21SE]
      ------reform Federal budget procedures, impose spending 
        safeguards, combat waste, fraud, and abuse, and account for 
        accurate Government agency costs, S10278, S10279 [21SE]
      ------require appropriations conference report inclusion of 
        limitations, directives and earmarks, S10280 [21SE]
      Alexander, ND: anniversary, S10291 [21SE]
      Animals: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock, 
        S10221 [20SE]
      ------ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock (S. 
        1779), S10596 [28SE]
      ------provide better protection against bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and other prion diseases (S. 
        2002), S12767 [14NO]
      Budget: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 
        (Senate) mandatory spending program guidelines, S2837, S2838 
        [16MR]
      Bureau of Reclamation: authorize early repayment of obligations 
        within Rogue River Valley Irrigation District or within 
        Medford Irrigation District (H.R. 4195), S13937 [16DE]
      ------reauthorize participation in the Deschutes River 
        Conservancy (S. 166), S494 [25JA], S13060 [16NO]
      Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative: tribute, S7290 [23JN]
      Cheese: prohibit products containing dry ultra-filtered milk, 
        milk protein concentrate, or casein from being labeled 
        domestic natural cheese (S. 827), S3822 [18AP]
      China, Republic of: tribute to Taiwan-U.S. Agricultural 
        Agreement, S10033 [14SE]
      Colorado State University: allow lease of land from the 
        Agricultural Research Service, S10214 [20SE]
      Congress: disapprove rule submitted by the Dept. of Agriculture 
        relating to risk zones for introduction of bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) (S.J. Res. 4), S1349 [14FE], 
        S1591 [17FE], S1927 [2MR], S1961-S1979 [3MR]
      Contracts: provide greater fairness in livestock and poultry 
        contract arbitration process (S. 2131), S13794 [16DE]
      Cuba: clarify allowable payment terms for sales of agricultural 
        commodities and products, S3987, S3988 [20AP]
      ------clarify allowable payment terms for sales of agricultural 
        commodities and products (S. 634), S2848 [16MR]
      ------facilitate sale of U.S. agricultural products, S3186-S3189 
        [5AP]
      ------facilitate sale of U.S. agricultural products (S. 328), 
        S1194 [9FE]
      ------restrict issuance of general licenses for travel in 
        conneciton with authorized sales activities, S3987, S3995 
        [20AP]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
        bark beetle eradication funding, S10328 [22SE]
      ------Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service emerald ash 
        borer eradication funding, S10329 [22SE]
      ------change in Federal regulations relaxing prohibition of beef 
        imports from Canada due to bovine spongiform encephalopathy 
        (mad cow disease), S26 [4JA], S1591 [17FE]
      ------citrus canker eradication funding, S10287 [21SE]
      ------Conservation Security Program funding, S12287 [3NO]
      ------enhance national security by providing research, 
        development, demonstration, administrative support, and market 
        mechanisms for deployment and commercialization of biobased 
        energy technologies and products (S. 1210), S6305 [9JN]
      ------establish and enforce performance standards and sanitation 
        requirements for reduction of pathogens in meat and poultry 
        (S. 1357), S7851 [30JN]
      ------establish the National Drought Council (S. 802), S3675, 
        S3679 [14AP]
      ------Farmers Market Promotion Program funding, S10328 [22SE]
      ------food assistance programs funding, S10328 [22SE]
      ------funding, S1070 [8FE], S1153 [9FE]
      ------implement the U.S. Animal Identification Plan, S10226 
        [20SE]
      ------Milk Income Loss Contract Program extension, S85 [20JA], 
        S10227 [20SE], S12336 [3NO], S13461 [13DE], S14156 [20DE], 
        S14207, S14284 [21DE]
      ------modify conditions under which the FCIC may offer crop 
        insurance to single producers, S10225 [20SE]
      ------prevent the use of private contractors on certain elements 
        of the Food Stamp Program unless authorized by Congress, 
        S10284 [21SE]
      ------prohibit establishment of standards to designate minimal-
        risk regions, including Canada, for bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) unless country-of-origin 
        labeling is required (S. 108), S278 [24JA]
      ------prohibit funding for the closure or relocation of a county 
        or local Farm Service Agency office prior to determining cost 
        effectiveness of such actions, S10224 [20SE]
      ------prohibit the use of Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
        Service funds to demolish or dismantle the Hawaii Fruit Fly 
        Production Facility, S10216 [20SE]
      ------prohibit the use of distance or transportation costs as a 
        basis for pricing milk (S. 869), S4113 [21AP]
      ------prohibit the use of funds for developing a final rule 
        regarding the importation of beef from Japan, S10210-S10214 
        [20SE]
      ------provide additional authority and funding to provide 
        emergency food relief, in coordination with the Dept. of 
        Homeland Security, to victims of Hurricane Katrina and related 
        conditions (S. 1643), S9773, S9847 [8SE]
      ------require coordination with the Dept. of Energy to produce a 
        comprehensive report on the impact of high gasoline prices on 
        farmers, ranchers, and rural communities, S10328 [22SE]
      ------Rural Housing Service rental assistance programs funding, 
        S10278, S10279 [21SE]
      ------Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program funding reform 
        (S. 1555), S9472 [29JY]
      ------specialty crops funding, S10287 [21SE]
      ------transfer of legume pathologist position, S10287 [21SE]
      Dept. of Commerce: establish the Office of Trade Adjustment 
        Assistance within the International Trade Administration (S. 
        1308), S7316 [23JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: add certain biosecurity 
        responsibilities (S. 572), S2387 [9MR]
      ------regulate ammonium nitrate (S. 1141), S6032-S6034 [26MY]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct special resource study of sites 
        associated with Cesar E. Chavez and the farm labor movement to 
        determine appropriate methods for their preservation and 
        interpretation (S. 670), S3055 [17MR]
      ------convey certain water distribution facilities to the 
        Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (S. 1498), S8960 
        [26JY]
      ------cooperate with Mexican border States to conduct a 
        hydrogeologic characterization, mapping, and modeling program 
        for priority transboundary aquifers (S. 214), S659 [31JA], 
        S9024 [26JY]
      Disasters: change effective date for counties in States declared 
        agriculture disasters to use the acreage for harvesting or 
        grazing, S10277, S10278 [21SE]
      Domestic policy: Federal farm policies, S1153 [9FE]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): implementation (H.R. 3045), S9110 [27JY], S9244, 
        S9253-S9255 [28JY]
      ------implementation (S. 1307), S7598-S7604 [29JN]-S7695, S7697-
        S7739, S7750-S7766 [30JN], S7904 [1JY], S8414 [18JY]
      ------implementation (S. 1307), unanimous-consent request, S7597 
        [29JN], S7739 [30JN]
      Dorr, Thomas C.: repayment of government farm subsidies relative 
        to efforts to circumvent payment limitations, S8592-S8602 
        [21JY]
      Ecology and environment: provide incentives to landowners to 
        protect and improve streams and riparian habitat (S. 218), 
        S670 [31JA]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent, S7055 [22JN]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), S3770 
        [18AP], S3957 [19AP], S4038 [20AP]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), motion to 
        proceed, S9558 [29JY]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (S. 420), S1633 
        [17FE]
      Farm Aid, Inc.: tribute to Farm Aid Concert, S10716 [29SE]
      Farm Security and Rural Investment Act: extend and improve 
        national dairy market loss payments (S. 273), S980, S981 
        [3FE], S1502 [16FE]
      ------extend contracts for national dairy market loss payments 
        (S. 307), S1058 [7FE]
      Farmers: farm program payment limitation changes, S12175-S12185 
        [2NO], S12306, S12307 [3NO]
      Federal aid programs: ensure legislation allowing cuts in 
        agriculture programs receives full consideration and debate in 
        the Senate under regular order, S2903-S2907, S2926 [17MR]
      ------ensure regulatory equity between and among dairy farmers 
        and handlers for sales of packaged fluid milk in federally 
        regulated and non-federally regulated areas (S. 2120), S13701 
        [16DE]
      ------increase specialty crops competitiveness funding, route 
        value-added agricultural product market development grants 
        through the States, and expand adjusted gross revenue 
        insurance program (S. 1556), S9474 [29JY]
      ------provide assistance to agricultural producers who have 
        suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Katrina, S13984 
        [19DE]
      ------provide disaster assistance to agricultural producers for 
        crop and livestock losses, S12043 [28OC]
      ------provide disaster assistance to agricultural producers for 
        crop and livestock losses (S. 1692), star print, S10391 [22SE]
      ------provide emergency assistance to agricultural producers who 
        have suffered losses as a result of drought, Hurricane 
        Katrina, and other natural disasters, S10276, S10277 [21SE]
      Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: implement 
        pesticide-related obligations of the U.S. under certain 
        international conventions or protocols (S. 2042), S13168-
        S13170 [17NO]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify that the 
        application of certain pesticides does not require a permit 
        (S. 1269), S6831 [20JN]
      Food Security Act: restore integrity to and strengthen payment 
        limitation rules for commodity payments and benefits (S. 385), 
        S1425 [15FE]
      Foreign policy: importance of agricultural negotiations in World 
        Trade Organization Doha Development Agenda Round, S13336 
        [18NO]
      Foreign trade: require country-of-origin labeling of all forms 
        of ginseng (S. 854), S4026 [20AP]
      Hawaii: Molokai Island agricultural development funding, S10286 
        [21SE]
      Hazardous substances: exclude agricultural operations from 
        Superfund litigation, S12349 [3NO]
      Horticulture: permit planting of chicory on base acres (S. 194), 
        S604 [26JA]
      Hunger: encourage expanded efforts to alleviate hunger in 
        developing countries, S10273 [21SE]
      Hurricanes: disaster assistance for crop relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S10278 [21SE]
      ------impact of Hurricane Katrina on the agricultural exporting 
        industry due to port and export infrastructure damage, S10349-
        S10351 [22SE]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain foreign agricultural 
        workers, reform H-2A worker program, provide a stable, legal 
        agricultural workforce, and extend basic legal protections and 
        better working conditions to more workers, S3540, S3603 
        [13AP], S3723-S3728, S3765, S3766 [15AP], S3767-S3770, S3776-
        S3786, S3788-S3793, S3800-S3810 [18AP], S3866-S3879 [19AP]
      ------adjust status of certain foreign agricultural workers, 
        reform H-2A worker program, provide a stable, legal 
        agricultural workforce, and extend basic legal protections and 
        better working conditions to more workers (S. 359), S1288 
        [10FE], S1710 [18FE]
      ------provide for employment of foreign agricultural workers (S. 
        2087), S13504 [13DE]
      ------streamline H-2A worker program and create blue card 
        program for temporary agricultural guest workers, S3767-S3770 
        [18AP], S3866-S3879 [19AP]
      Indiana: tribute to Eighth Grade Youth Essay Contest winners, 
        S2514 [11MR]
      Irrigation: reduce subsidies (S. 1118), S5927 [25MY]
      Japan: prevent importation of Japanese beef into the U.S. until 
        Japan allows the importation of U.S. beef, S10212, S10213 
        [20SE]
      Labeling: change date of implementation of country of origin 
        labeling, S12043-S12045 [28OC]
      ------change date of implementation of country of origin 
        labeling (S. 1331), S7619 [29JN]
      ------delay in implementation of country of origin labeling 
        requirements for meat and meat products, S12221-S12228 [2NO], 
        S12287-S12289 [3NO]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (S. 1333), S7632 [29JN]
      ------repeal delay in implementation of country of origin 
        labeling requirements for meat and meat products, S10269, 
        S10271 [21SE]
      Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act: extend termination date for 
        mandatory price reporting (S. 1613), S9648 [6SE], S9995 
        [13SE], S10794 [30SE]
      ------reauthorize, and amend swine reporting provisions (H.R. 
        3408), S10794 [30SE]
      Milk: allow modified bloc voting by dairy marketing cooperatives 
        in the scheduled referendum on Federal milk marketing order 
        reform (S. 838), S3899 [19AP]
      Montana Future Farmers of America: anniversary (S. Res. 89), 
        S3087, S3088 [17MR]
      National Dairy Promotion and Research Board: permit diversion of 
        funds for activities that improve public health and the 
        environment, S10264-S10266 [21SE]
      Native Americans: treatment of actual rental proceeds from 
        leases of land acquired under a program providing agricultural 
        loans to Indian tribes and tribal corporations (S. 1480), 
        S9053, S9055 [26JY]
      NSF: establish a Division of Food and Agricultural Science and 
        authorize funding for the support of fundamental agricultural 
        research of the highest quality (S. 767), S3489 [12AP]
      Packers and Stockyards Act: prohibit use of certain anti-
        competitive forward contracts (S. 960), S4572 [28AP]
      Pesticides: permit distribution and sale of certain pesticides 
        that are registered in both the U.S. and another country (S. 
        1579), S9497, S9498 [29JY]
      Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin Program: extend water service 
        contract for the Ainsworth Unit, Sandhills Division in 
        Nebraska (S. 891), S13061 [16NO]
      Power resources: ensure that ethanol is treated like all other 
        motor vehicle fuels and that taxpayers and local governments 
        do not have to pay for environmental damage caused by ethanol, 
        S6460-S6463 [14JN]
      ------establish a program to develop and demonstrate cost-
        effective operation of a fleet of renewable hydrogen-from-
        ethanol passenger vehicles (S. 373), S1348 [14FE], S6806 
        [20JN]
      ------increase the production and use of ethanol, S10694-S10696 
        [29SE]
      ------prevent imposition of ethanol taxes and usage mandates, 
        S6463-S6465 [14JN], S6601, S6602 [15JN]
      ------require that gasoline sold in the U.S. contain a certain 
        percentage of ethanol, S6878-S6880 [21JN], S9267 [28JY]
      Price support programs, S1153 [9FE]
      Puerto Rico: eligibility of certain municipalities for loans and 
        grants programs in the Rural Development mission area, S10175 
        [19SE]
      Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act: extend 
        authority for drought assistance (S. 648), S13934 [16DE]
      Rural areas: reward the hard work and risk of individuals who 
        live in and help preserve small, rural towns (S. 675), S3056 
        [17MR]
      SBA: clarify authority to provide emergency assistance to non-
        farm related small business concerns that have suffered 
        substantial economic harm from drought, S12942 [16NO]
      ------clarify authority to provide emergency assistance to non-
        farm related small business concerns that have suffered 
        substantial economic harm from drought (S. 1463), S8682 [21JY]
      Senate: legislative priorities, S376 [25JA]
      Sinton, Steve: American Farmland Trust (organization) Steward of 
        the Land Award recipient, S5435 [18MY]
      Small business: provide emergency relief to small businesses and 
        farms affected by significant increases in the prices of 
        heating oil, natural gas, propane, and kerosene, S7606-S7608 
        [29JN], S10011 [14SE]
      ------provide emergency relief to small businesses and farms 
        affected by significant increases in the prices of heating 
        oil, natural gas, propane, and kerosene (S. 269), S902 [2FE], 
        S973 [3FE]
      States: encourage owners and operators of certain privately-held 
        land to make their land available for access by the public 
        under programs administered by States and tribal governments 
        (S. 548), S5296 [17MY]
      Taxation: allow refundable tax credit for certain energy costs 
        of farmers and ranchers, S13133 [17NO]
      ------extend the excise and income tax credits for the 
        production of biodiesel (S. 1076), S5533 [19MY]
      ------make permanent the rate reductions for individual income 
        taxes and capital gains and dividend taxes, and the repeal of 
        estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes (S. 7), 
        S109 [24JA]
      ------permanent repeal of estate tax on family-owned businesses 
        and farms (S. 928), S4423 [27AP]
      ------provide a credit for the purchase of diesel advanced lean-
        burn vehicles meeting certain requirements, S7269, S7270 
        [23JN]
      ------provide a small agri-biodiesel producer credit and improve 
        the small ethanol producer credit (S. 610), S2523 [11MR]
      ------update optional methods for computing self-employment net 
        earnings (S. 896), S4189 [25AP]
      Terrorism: criminalize acts of agroterrorism and enhance 
        agricultural biosecurity through increased prevention, 
        detection, response, and recovery planning (S. 1532), S9296 
        [28JY]
      ------improve Federal response to agroterrorism and agricultural 
        diseases, S9433 [29JY]
      ------improve Federal response to agroterrorism and agricultural 
        diseases (S. 573), S2387 [9MR]
      Turner County, SD: anniversary of Turner County Fair, S8823 
        [25JY]
      U.S. Grain Standards Act: reauthorize and facilitate official 
        inspection at export port locations of grain required or 
        authorized to be inspected (S. 1582), S9505 [29JY]
      ------reauthorize (S. 1752), S10392 [22SE], S10583 [28SE]
      Vermont: recognize Vermont Dairy Festival in honor of Harold J. 
        Howrigan for service to his community and the Vermont dairy 
        industry (S. Res. 118), S4431, S4432 [27AP]
      Weather: beginning of spring, S2968 [17MR]
      Wyoming: extend contract for Glendo Unit of Missouri River Basin 
        Project (S. 592), S13061 [16NO]
  Reports
      Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry--
        The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply: 
        Depts. of Agriculture and Energy, S6637 [15JN]
      HHSC Awards Call Center Contract: Center on Public Policy 
        Priorities, H8944 [19OC]
      NAFTA at Ten--Journey to Mexico: Congressional Delegation (108th 
        Congress), H2790 [3MY]
  Reports filed
      Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies 
        Programs Appropriations: Committee of Conference (H.R. 2744) 
        (H. Rept. 109-255), H9275 [26OC]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (House) (H.R. 2744) (H. Rept. 
        109-102), H4185 [7JN]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (H.R. 2744) (S. Rept. 
        109-92), S7428 [27JN]
      Bureau of Reclamation Deschutes River Conservancy Participation 
        Reauthorization: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 
        (Senate) (S. 166) (S. Rept. 109-164), S12005 [27OC]
      Commodity Exchange Act Reauthorization: Committee on 
        Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (Senate) (S. 1566) (S. 
        Rept. 109-119), S9466 [29JY]
      Consideration of Conference Report on H.R. 2744, Agriculture, 
        Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Programs 
        Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 520) (H. 
        Rept. 109-257), H9361 [27OC]
      Consideration of H.R. 8, Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act: 
        Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 202) (H. Rept. 109-35), 
        H1893 [12AP]
      Consideration of H.R. 2744, Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, 
        and Related Agencies Programs Appropriations: Committee on 
        Rules (House) (H. Res. 303) (H. Rept. 109-105), H4185 [7JN]
      Consideration of H.R. 3045, Dominican Republic-Central America-
        U.S. Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act: Committee on 
        Rules (House) (H. Res. 386) (H. Rept. 109-186), H6649 [26JY]
      Dominican Republic-Central America-U.S. Free Trade Agreement 
        Implementation Act: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S. 1307) 
        (S. Rept. 109-128), S9599 [1SE]
      ------Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 3045) (H. Rept. 
        109-182), H6431 [25JY]
      Homeland Security Food and Agriculture Act: Committee on 
        Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 572), 
        S10513 [27SE]
      ------Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
        (Senate) (S. 572) (S. Rept. 109-209), S13659 [15DE]
      Missouri River Basin Project for Glendo Unit Contract Extension: 
        Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 592) 
        (S. Rept. 109-166), S12005 [27OC]
      Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin Program Ainsworth Unit, 
        Sandhills Division in Nebraska Water Service Contract 
        Extension: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) 
        (S. 891) (S. Rept. 109-169), S12006 [27OC]
      Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act Drought 
        Assistance Authority Extension: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 648) (S. Rept. 109-190), S13450 
        [12DE]
      Southern Oregon Bureau of Reclamation Repayment Act: Committee 
        on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 1760) (S. Rept. 
        109-197), S13450 [12DE]
      ------Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 4195) (H. Rept. 109-
        323), H11108 [6DE]
      U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act: Committee on 
        Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 214) (S. Rept. 109-
        17), S2147 [7MR]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2744), H4233, H4237, 
        H4244, H4264, H4267, H4270, H4271 [8JN]
  Statements
      Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act: 
        Senator Craig, S1710 [18FE]
      Disapproval of Rule Submitted by the Dept. of Agriculture 
        Relating to Risk Zones for Introduction of Bovine Spongiform 
        Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease): Executive Office of the 
        President, S1979 [3MR]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): Harley Shaiken, E1378 [28JN]
      Rethinking Plan Colombia, H5314 [28JN]
  Summaries
      Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act (S. 
        359), S1711 [18FE]
      Hurricane Katrina Food Assistance Relief Act (S. 1643), S9773 
        [8SE]
  Tables
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs appropriations (H.R. 2744), H4209-H4217 [8JN]
      ------conference report, H9382-H9389 [28OC]
      Committee on the Budget (Senate) scoring of H.R. 2744, 
        agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs appropriations, S10175 [19SE]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 202, consideration of H.R. 8, Death Tax Repeal 
        Permanency Act, H1910 [13AP]
      H. Res. 207, FarmHouse Fraternity, Inc. anniversary, H4808 
        [21JN]
      H. Res. 300, South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., 
        anniversary, H8879 [18OC]
      H. Res. 303, consideration of H.R. 2744, agriculture, rural 
        development, FDA, and related agencies programs 
        appropriations, H4201 [8JN]
      H. Res. 386, consideration of H.R. 3045, Dominican Republic-
        Central America-U.S. Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, 
        H6870 [27JY]
      H. Res. 520, consideration of conference report on H.R. 2744, 
        agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        appropriations, H9367 [28OC]
      H.R. 8, Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act, H1921 [13AP]
      H.R. 2744, agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related 
        agencies programs appropriations, S10080-S10100 [15SE], 
        S10441-S10453 [26SE]
      H.R. 3045, Dominican Republic-Central America-U.S. Free Trade 
        Agreement Implementation Act, H6884-H6894 [27JY]
      H.R. 3408, Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act swine reporting 
        provisions reauthorization and amendments, H7875 [14SE]
      H.R. 4000, Dept. of the Interior revision of repayment contracts 
        with the Bostwick, Kansas Bostwick, Frenchman-Cambridge, and 
        Webster Irrigation Districts, H12278 [18DE]
      H.R. 4195, Southern Oregon Bureau of Reclamation Repayment Act, 
        H11044 [6DE]
      S. 166, Bureau of Reclamation participation in the Deschutes 
        River Conservancy reauthorization, S13060 [16NO]
      S. 214, U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act, S659 
        [31JA], S9024, S9025 [26JY]
      S. 218, provide incentives to landowners to protect and improve 
        streams and riparian habitat, S671 [31JA]
      S. 269, Small Business and Farm Energy Emergency Relief Act, 
        S903 [2FE]
      S. 273, national dairy market loss payments extension and 
        improvement, S981 [3FE]
      S. 373, Renewable Hydrogen Passenger Vehicle Act, S1348 [14FE]
      S. 385, Rural America Preservation Act, S1426 [15FE]
      S. 572, Homeland Security Food and Agriculture Act, S2388 [9MR]
      S. 573, Agricultural Security Assistance Act, S2389-S2391 [9MR]
      S. 592, Glendo Unit of Missouri River Basin Project Contract 
        Extension Act, S13061 [16NO]
      S. 610, provide a small agri-biodiesel producer tax credit and 
        improve the small ethanol producer tax credit, S2523 [11MR]
      S. 643, Agricultural Credit Act State mediation programs 
        reauthorization, S4138 [21AP], H4361 [13JN]
      S. 648, Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act drought 
        assistance authority extension, S13934 [16DE]
      S. 767, National Food and Agricultural Science Act, S3490 [12AP]
      S. 802, National Drought Preparedness Act, S3675-S3679 [14AP]
      S. 827, Quality Cheese Act, S3822 [18AP]
      S. 838, Democracy for Dairy Producers Act, S3900 [19AP]
      S. 854, Ginseng Harvest Labeling Act, S4027 [20AP]
      S. 869, Federal Milk Marketing Reform Act, S4114 [21AP]
      S. 891, extend water service contract for the Ainsworth Unit, 
        Sandhills Division of the Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin 
        Program in Nebraska, S13061 [16NO]
      S. 896, Farmer Tax Fairness Act, S4190 [25AP]
      S. 928, Estate Tax Repeal Acceleration (ExTRA) for Family-Owned 
        Businesses and Farms Act, S4423-S4425 [27AP]
      S. 1141, Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate Act, S6032 [26MY]
      S. 1210, National Security and Bioenergy Investment Act, S6306-
        S6311 [9JN]
      S. 1307, Dominican Republic-Central America-U.S. Free Trade 
        Agreement Implementation Act, S7755-S7765 [30JN]
      S. 1308, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Reorganization 
        Act, S7316 [23JN]
      S. 1463, Small Business Drought Relief Act, S8682 [21JY]
      S. 1480, treatment of actual rental proceeds from leases of land 
        acquired under a program providing agricultural loans to 
        Indian tribes and tribal corporations, S9053 [26JY]
      S. 1555, Dept. of Agriculture Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition 
        Program funding reform, S9473 [29JY]
      S. 1556, Specialty Crop and Value-Added Agriculture Promotion 
        Act, S9474 [29JY]
      S. 1613, Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act termination date for 
        mandatory price reporting extension, S9995 [13SE]
      S. 1643, Hurricane Katrina Food Assistance Relief Act, S9847 
        [8SE]
      S. 1752, U.S. Grain Standards Act reauthorization, S10392 
        [22SE], H8416 [28SE]
      S. 1779, Downed Animal Protection Act, S10597 [28SE]
      S. 2002, BSE and Other Prion Disease Prevention and Public 
        Health Protection Act, S12768-S12770 [14NO]
      S. 2009, Agriculture Hurricane Recovery Act, S12844-S12847 
        [15NO]
      S. 2120, Milk Regulatory Equity Act, S13702 [16DE]
      S. 2131, Fair Contracts for Growers Act, S13797 [16DE]
      S. Res. 89, Montana Future Farmers of America anniversary, 
        S3070, S3088 [17MR]
      S. Res. 118, recognize Vermont Dairy Festival in honor of Harold 
        J. Howrigan for service to his community and the Vermont dairy 
        industry, S4135 [21AP], S4432 [27AP]
      S. Res. 169, protect the U.S. sugar market only to the extent 
        that such protections do not undermine market access for other 
        agricultural products under the Dominican Republic-Central 
        America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), S6419 [13JN]
      S. Res. 215, National Pear Month, S9187 [27JY]
      S. Res. 265, Crop Science Society of America anniversary, S11142 
        [5OC]
      S.J. Res. 4, congressional disapproval of rule submitted by the 
        Dept. of Agriculture relating to risk zones for introduction 
        of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), S1979 
        [3MR]
  Transcripts
      Audio Tape of Conversation Between Thomas C. Dorr and Paul Dorr 
        Relative to Efforts To Circumvent Payment Limitations on 
        Government Farm Subsidies: Iowa Farm Service Agency, S8595 
        [21JY]
  Tributes
      Contreras, Miguel, S4864, S4865 [10MY]




AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Senior citizens: modify the eligibility criteria for 
        supplemental foods provided under the Commodity Supplemental 
        Food Program (see H.R. 782), H583 [10FE]
  Remarks in House
      Senior citizens: modify the eligibility criteria for 
        supplemental foods provided under the Commodity Supplemental 
        Food Program (H.R. 782), E222 [10FE]




AGRICULTURE EDUCATION FREEDOM ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 3079), H5252 [27JN]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 3079), E1363 [27JN]




AGRICULTURE HURRICANE RECOVERY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 2009), S12839 [15NO]
  Texts of
      S. 2009, provisions, S12844-S12847 [15NO]




AGUERO, PROSPERO GAINZA

  Remarks in House
      Cuba: call for release of political prisoners, E816 [28AP]




AGUILAR, EDDIE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E421 [10MR]




AGUILAR ZINSER, ADOLFO

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H7696 [7SE]




AGUILLON, MARIELA

  Remarks in House
      PacifiCare Foundation: Latino Health Scholarship recipient, 
        E2165 [25OC]




AGUIRRE, ALVARO

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E917 [10MY]




AGUIRRE, CHRISTIAN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1385 [28JN]




AGUIRRE, EDUARDO, JR.

  Reports
      Political Contributions of Executive Nominees, S6655 [15JN]
  Reports filed
      Nomination To Be Ambassador to Spain: Committee on Foreign 
        Relations (Senate), S6655 [15JN]




AGUIRRE-FERRE, HELEN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E190 [9FE]




AGWUNOBI, JOHN O.

  Reports filed
      Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of HHS for Health: Committee on 
        Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S11559 [19OC]
      Nomination To Be Public Health Service Regular Corps Medical 
        Director: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 
        (Senate), S11559 [19OC]




AGYEMAN, JARAMOGI ABEBE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1226 [14JN]




AHEARN, CAROLINE

  Privilege of the floor
      Senate, S4600 [28AP]




AHEARN, GINA

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E320 [1MR]




AHLBERG, DEAN C.

  Prayers
      Memorial Day Prayer, E1205 [14JN]




AHLMEYER, HEINZ, JR.

  Bills and resolutions
      Heinz Ahlmeyer, Jr., Post Office Building, Pearl River, NY: 
        designate (see H.R. 3548), H7558 [28JY]
  Remarks in House
      Heinz Ahlmeyer, Jr., Post Office Building, Pearl River, NY: 
        designate (H.R. 3548), H9442, H9443 [1NO]
  Reports filed
      Heinz Ahlmeyer, Jr., Post Office Building, Pearl River, NY: 
        Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
        (Senate) (H.R. 3548), S13785 [16DE]
  Texts of
      H.R. 3548, Heinz Ahlmeyer, Jr., Post Office Building, Pearl 
        River, NY, H9442 [1NO]




AHMADINEJAD, MAHMOUD (President, Iran)

  Bills and resolutions
      Middle East: condemn anti-Israel sentiments (see S. Res. 292), 
        S12007 [27OC] (see S. Res. 336), S13786 (see S. Res. 337), 
        S13787 [16DE] (see H. Res. 523), H9426 [28OC] (see H. Res. 
        601), H11654 [14DE] (see H. Res. 611), H11879 [15DE]
  Remarks in House
      Middle East: condemn anti-Israel sentiments, H9281 [27OC], 
        H9365, H9366 [28OC], H9558 [3NO], H9967 [8NO], H11885 [16DE], 
        E2202, E2204 [27OC], E2592, E2596 [17DE]
      ------condemn anti-Israel sentiments (H. Res. 523), H9373-H9380, 
        H9412 [28OC], E2258 [3NO], E2276 [4NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Middle East: condemn anti-Israel sentiments, S13649 [15DE]
      ------condemn anti-Israel sentiments (S. Res. 292), S12030 
        [27OC]
      ------condemn anti-Israel sentiments (S. Res. 336), unanimous-
        consent request, S13766, S13767 [16DE]
      ------condemn anti-Israel sentiments (S. Res. 337), S13767 
        [16DE]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 523, condemn anti-Israel sentiments, H9373 [28OC]
      S. Res. 292, condemn anti-Israel sentiments, S12018, S12030 
        [27OC]
      S. Res. 336, condemn anti-Israel sentiments, S13811 [16DE]
      S. Res. 337, condemn anti-Israel sentiments, S13767, S13812 
        [16DE]




AHMED, MALIK

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2359 [15NO]




AIDS ACTION BALTIMORE, INC.

  Letters
      Early Treatment for HIV Act, S1122 [8FE]




AIDS ACTION COUNCIL

  Letters
      Early Treatment for HIV Act, S1120, S1122 [8FE]




AIDS FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO

  Letters
      Early Treatment for HIV Act, S1122 [8FE]




AIDS INSTITUTE

  Letters
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid establishment, S1209 [9FE]
      Early Treatment for HIV Act, S1120 [8FE]




AIG GLOBAL INVESTMENT GROUP

  Remarks in House
      Disasters: commend efforts of various corporations for their 
        charitable response to the tsunami that struck areas of South 
        Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, E1597 [25JY]




AINSWORTH, WI

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E1433 [1JY]




AIR AMERICA, INC.

  Bills and resolutions
      Federal employees: grant retirement credit for certain periods 
        of service with Air America, Inc., Air Asia Co., Ltd., or the 
        Pacific Division of Southern Air Transport, Inc. (see S. 651), 
        S2994 [17MR] (see H.R. 1276), H1416 [14MR]
  Texts of
      S. 651, grant Federal employees retirement credit for certain 
        periods of service with Air America, Inc., Air Asia Co., Ltd., 
        or the Pacific Division of Southern Air Transport, Inc., S3005 
        [17MR]




AIR ASIA COMPANY LTD.

  Bills and resolutions
      Federal employees: grant retirement credit for certain periods 
        of service with Air America, Inc., Air Asia Co., Ltd., or the 
        Pacific Division of Southern Air Transport, Inc. (see S. 651), 
        S2994 [17MR] (see H.R. 1276), H1416 [14MR]
  Texts of
      S. 651, grant Federal employees retirement credit for certain 
        periods of service with Air America, Inc., Air Asia Co., Ltd., 
        or the Pacific Division of Southern Air Transport, Inc., S3005 
        [17MR]




AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA (organization)

  Bills and resolutions
      National Indoor Comfort Week: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 130), H847 [1MR]
      Technology: recognize contributions of environmental systems and 
        the technicians who install and maintain them (see H. Res. 
        130), H847 [1MR]
  Remarks in House
      National Indoor Comfort Week: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 
        130), H2166 [20AP]
      Technology: recognize contributions of environmental systems and 
        the technicians who install and maintain them (H. Res. 130), 
        H2166 [20AP]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 130, recognize contributions of environmental systems 
        and the technicians who install and maintain them and support 
        goals and ideals of National Indoor Comfort Week, H2166 [20AP]




AIR FORCE  see Department of Defense




AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Presidential Air Force nominations returned without Senate 
        action, E314 [1MR]




AIR FORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Repeal Survivor Benefit Plan annuities reduction requirement and 
        modify effective date for paid-up coverage, S12487 [8NO]
      TRICARE military health benefits for reservists and guardsmen, 
        S8627 [21JY]




AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Require Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., to compute the actuarial 
        value of monthly benefits in the form of a life annuity for 
        certain retired airline pilots, S12893 [16NO]




AIR POLLUTION  related term(s) Clean Air Act; Ecology and Environment
  Amendments
      National Asbestos Awareness Day: designate (S. Res. 43), S3083, 
        S3086 [17MR]
      Power resources: eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) 
        from U.S. fuel supply, expand production and use of renewable 
        fuel, and increase energy independence (S. 606), S6579 [14JN]
  Analyses
      Cleaning the Air--Comparing the Cost Effectiveness of Diesel 
        Retrofits vs. Current CMAQ Projects: Robert F. Wescott, S5272 
        [17MY]
      Energy Policy Act (H.R. 6) Provisions Relative to Promotion of 
        Responsible Progress on Climate Change, S6889-S6891 [21JN]
  Articles and editorials
      Alaska Glaciers Receding Since 1800, S10352 [22SE]
      Arid Arizona Points to Global Warming Culprit, S1265 [10FE]
      Dirty Secret--Coal Plants Could Be Much Cleaner, S5977 [26MY]
      Distort Reform--A Review of the Distorted Science in Michael 
        Crichton's State of Fear, S1271 [10FE]
      Is It Hot in Here?, S7001 [22JN]
      Michael Crichton and Global Warming, S1269 [10FE]
      Nuclear Power Has Become a Green Source of Energy, S6049 [26MY]
      Revealed--How Oil Giant Influenced Bush--White House Sought 
        Advice From Exxon on Kyoto Stance, H4274 [8JN]
      Trust Seal Pups' Assessment of Climate, S7003 [22JN]
      Warming Climate, S1449 [16FE], H4329 [9JN]
  Bills and resolutions
      Airports: conduct a study to assess and reduce the adverse 
        environmental impacts of ground and flight operations (see 
        H.R. 3597), H7560 [28JY]
      Children and youth: study and improve air quality inside school 
        buses (see H.R. 3253), H5740 [12JY]
      Clean Air Act: authorize critical use exemption amounts for 
        methyl bromide as identified by the Dept. of State (see H.R. 
        1257), H1370 [10MR]
      ------establish a renewable diesel standard (see S. 1920), 
        S11823 [25OC]
      ------prohibit stationary sources located in ozone nonattainment 
        areas from buying nitrogen oxide emission credits under the 
        EPA nitrogen oxide trading program without consent of the 
        sources' State (see H.R. 340), H194 [25JA]
      ------reduce acid deposition (see H.R. 227), H136 [6JA]
      ------reduce the proliferation of boutique fuels (see H.R. 
        1459), H1777 [5AP] (see H.R. 1493), H1844 [6AP]
      ------require all gasoline sold for use in motor vehicles to 
        contain a certain percentage of renewable fuel (see H.R. 
        4357), H10908 [17NO]
      Climate: address global climate change through the negotiation 
        of fair and effective international commitments (see S. Res. 
        312), S12839 [15NO]
      ------conduct research on abrupt climate change, establish a 
        market-driven system of greenhouse gas tradeable allowances, 
        ensure benefits from such trading, and reduce dependence upon 
        foreign oil (see S. 342), S1259 [10FE] (see H.R. 759), H582 
        [10FE]
      ------establish a market-driven system of greenhouse gas 
        tradeable allowances, ensure benefits from such trading, 
        reduce dependence upon foreign oil, and develop climate change 
        reduction technologies (see S. 1151), S6021 [26MY]
      Coal: establish a clean coal power initiative (see S. 957), 
        S4546 [28AP]
      ------provide Federal financial incentives for deployment of 
        advanced coal-based generation technologies (see S. 1153), 
        S6021 [26MY]
      Dept. of Energy: implement accelerated research, development, 
        and demonstration program for advanced clean coal technologies 
        and provide financial incentives to encourage early commercial 
        deployment (see S. 1133), S6021 [26MY]
      ------promote adoption of technologies that reduce greenhouse 
        gasses and provide credit-based financial assistance and 
        investment protection for projects that employ advanced 
        climate technologies or systems (see S. 388), S1413 [15FE] 
        (see S. 887), S4108 [21AP]
      Dept. of State: carry out activities that promote adoption of 
        technologies that reduce greenhouse gas intensity in 
        developing countries, while promoting economic development 
        (see S. 386), S1413 [15FE] (see S. 883), S4108 [21AP]
      Ecology and environment: enforce certain enviromental laws, 
        expand the definition of environmental justice, and direct 
        each Federal agency to establish an Environmental Justice 
        Office (see H.R. 1648), H2101 [14AP]
      Electric power: establish a national uniform multiple air 
        pollutant regulatory program for the electric generating 
        sector (see H.R. 1873), H2646 [27AP]
      ------reduce emissions from electric powerplants (see S. 150), 
        S435 [25JA] (see H.R. 1451), H1694 [17MR]
      ------reduce powerplant pollution through expansion of cap and 
        trade programs and an alternative regulatory classification 
        for units subject to such programs (see S. 131), S145 [24JA]
      EPA: disapprove rule to delist coal and oil-direct utility units 
        from the source category list under the Clean Air Act relative 
        to mercury emissions (see S.J. Res. 20), S7614 [29JN] (see 
        H.J. Res. 56), H5434 (see H.J. Res. 56), H5479 [29JN]
      ------establish Federal Fuels List applicable to State Clean Air 
        Act implementation plans (see S. 1859), S11313 [7OC]
      ------establish greenhouse gas inventory, registry, and 
        information system to encourage reductions in emissions of 
        greenhouse gases (see H.R. 955), H794 [17FE]
      ------establish national and State-level grant and loan programs 
        to promote the reduction of diesel emissions (see S. 1265), 
        S6741 [16JN]
      ------establish performance standards for fine particulates for 
        certain pulp and paper mills that use tires as a fuel source 
        (see S. 2011), S12839 [15NO] (see H.R. 4333), H10226 [15NO]
      ------reduce underground storage tank releases by strengthening 
        inspections, operator training, program enforcement, 
        oxygenated fuel cleanup, and providing States greater Federal 
        resources (see H.R. 3062), H5176 [24JN]
      Hazardous substances: implement certain conventions dealing with 
        organic pollutants, chemicals, and pesticides (see H.R. 4591), 
        H12048 [16DE]
      ------require powerplants, industrial plants, and incinerators 
        to reduce mercury emissions (see S. 730), S3278 [6AP]
      Health: improve indoor air quality in schools and other 
        buildings to reduce asthma (see H.R. 2571), H3892 [24MY]
      Millennium Challenge Act: promote environmental sustainability 
        in the implementation of programs and activities (see H.R. 
        3916), H8387 [27SE]
      Motor vehicles: require an increasing percentage of new 
        automobiles be dual fueled automobiles and revise the method 
        for calculating corporate average fuel economy for such 
        vehicles (see S. 1994), S12681 [10NO]
      ------require that automobiles and light trucks are able to 
        operate on a fuel mixture that has a certain percentage of 
        ethanol (see S. 587), S2482 [10MR]
      National Asbestos Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 43), 
        S1116 [8FE]
      National Indoor Comfort Week: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 130), H847 [1MR]
      National objectives: ensure that the U.S. leads the world in 
        next generation energy technologies, grow the economy, create 
        high-skill American jobs, eliminate overdependence on foreign 
        oil, and address global warming (see H.R. 2828), H4354 [9JN]
      Poverty: study effects on disadvantaged individuals of actions 
        by utilities intended to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (see 
        S. 1205), S6225 [8JN]
      Power resources: eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) 
        from U.S. fuel supply, expand production and use of renewable 
        fuel, and increase energy independence (see S. 606), S2517 
        [11MR]
      ------expand production and use of renewable fuel and increase 
        energy independence (see S. 650), S2994 [17MR] (see S. 1232), 
        S6481 [14JN] (see H.R. 1608), H1968 [13AP] (see H.R. 3081), 
        H5361 [28JN]
      ------reduce dependence on foreign oil through use of 
        alternative fuels and new technology (see S. 2025), S12949 
        [16NO] (see H.R. 4409), H11034 [18NO] (see H.R. 4640), H12289 
        [18DE]
      ------require that gasoline sold in the U.S. contain a certain 
        percentage of ethanol and diesel fuel contain a certain 
        percentage of biodiesel (see H.R. 1398), H1692 [17MR]
      Refuse disposal: phase out incineration of solid waste (see H.R. 
        1958), H2735 [28AP]
      Roads and highways: allow State exceptions to Federal guidelines 
        on use of high occupancy vehicle lanes by hybrid electric 
        vehicles (see S. 129), S145 [24JA] (see S. 553), S2244 [8MR]
      ------establish requirements for the operation of high occupancy 
        vehicle lanes (see H.R. 325), H194 [25JA]
      ------use of high occupancy vehicle lanes by hybrid electric 
        vehicles (see H.R. 444), H283 [1FE]
      Southern California Association of Governments: anniversary (see 
        H. Res. 247), H2648 [27AP] (see H. Res. 506), H9047 [24OC]
      Taxation: allow a credit for qualified expenditures paid or 
        incurred to replace certain wood stoves (see H.R. 3928), H8512 
        [28SE]
      ------encourage and accelerate production, sale, and use of new 
        motor vehicles powered by alternative fuels or other advanced 
        motor vehicle technologies (see S. 971), S4547 [28AP]
      ------extend deduction for clean-fuel vehicle refueling property 
        and make ethanol fuels more available to motorists (see H.R. 
        3274), H5800 [13JY]
      ------extend incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel (see 
        H.R. 1255), H1370 [10MR] (see H.R. 2498), H3694 [19MY]
      ------extend the excise and income tax credits for the 
        production of biodiesel (see S. 1076), S5531 [19MY]
      ------provide a credit for the use of clean-fuel vehicles by 
        businesses within Clean Air Act nonattainment areas (see H.R. 
        206), H78 [4JA]
      ------provide a small agri-biodiesel producer credit and improve 
        the small ethanol producer credit (see S. 610), S2517 [11MR] 
        (see H.R. 36), H72 [4JA]
      ------provide incentives for alternative fuels and motor 
        vehicles powered by alternative fuels (see H.R. 1744), H2394 
        [20AP]
      ------provide incentives for the production of motor vehicles 
        powered by alternative fuels (see H.R. 626), H410 [8FE]
      ------provide tax incentives for the investment in greenhouse 
        gas intensity reduction projects (see S. 387), S1413 [15FE] 
        (see S. 1203), S6225 [8JN]
      ------provide tax incentives for the production of qualified 
        hybrid motor vehicles (see H.R. 3152), H5600 [30JN]
      Technology: recognize contributions of environmental systems and 
        the technicians who install and maintain them (see H. Res. 
        130), H847 [1MR]
  Factsheets
      Community Health and Land Use Issues: National Association of 
        County and City Health Officials, S4926 [11MY]
      Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Global Warming, S7026 [22JN]
  Letters
      Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program 
        allocation modification: Jeffrey D. Shoaf, Associated General 
        Contractors of America and Timothy J. Regan, Emissions Control 
        Technology Association, S5271 [17MY]
      Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards: several 
        Representatives, H8777 [7OC]
      Disapproval of EPA rule to delist coal and oil-direct utility 
        units from the source category list under the Clean Air Act 
        relative to mercury emissions: Senator Specter, S9959 [13SE]
      ------several State attorneys general and chief environmental 
        officers, S9917 [12SE]
      ------several environmental organizations, S9956 [13SE]
      ------several health organizations, S9955 [13SE]
      ------several organizations, S9956 [13SE]
      EPA New Source Review Program clarification: Bill Cunningham, 
        Unions for Jobs and the Environment, H8784 [7OC]
      EPA regulations establishing national and State-level grant and 
        loan programs to promote the reduction of diesel emissions: 
        Allen R. Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum, S6791 [20JN]
      ------Conrad G. Schneider, Clean Air Task Force, S6792 [20JN]
      ------Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense (organization), S6791 
        [20JN]
      ------James J. Parker, Caterpillar, Inc., S6791 [20JN]
      ------John A. Paul, Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, S6793 
        [20JN]
      ------Joseph P. Koncelik, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, 
        S6792 [20JN]
      ------Mike Cross, Cummins, Inc., S6791 [20JN]
      ------Patricia Monahan, Union of Concerned Scientists, S6793 
        [20JN]
      ------State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators 
        and Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials, 
        S6793 [20JN]
      ------Stephen E. Sandherr, Associated General Contractors of 
        America, S6791 [20JN]
      ------Timothy J. Regan, Emissions Control Technology 
        Association, S6793 [20JN]
      ------Vicki L. Deisner, Ohio Environmental Council, S6792 [20JN]
      ------William C. Habig, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, 
        S6792 [20JN]
      Ethanol-based gasoline impact on California air quality: Winston 
        H. Hickox, California Evironmental Protection Agency, S6610 
        [15JN]
      Fuels Security Act: several organizations, S3004 [17MR]
      Global response to climate change: Bruce Alberts, National 
        Academy of Sciences, S7006 [22JN]
      ------Robert M. May, Royal Society, S7006 [22JN]
      ------Senator Craig, S7006 [22JN]
      Global warming: Ethan Senser, E2518 [13DE]
      ------R. Glenn Hubbard and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia 
        University, S1450 [16FE]
      Greenhouse gas emissions: Anders Wijkman, European Parliament, 
        S7024 [22JN]
      Incorporation of an allowance price cap in market-based systems 
        to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Joseph E. Stiglitz and R. 
        Glenn Hubbard, Council of Economic Advisers, H4329 [9JN]
      Permit National Dairy Promotion and Research Board diversion of 
        funds for activities that improve public health and the 
        environment: Idaho congressional delegation, S10265 [21SE]
      U.S. participation in international negotiations addressing 
        global climate change under the U.N. Framework Convention on 
        Climate Change: several Senators, S14172 [20DE]
  Lists
      International Climate Change Task Force members, S7901 [1JY]
      International Climate Change Task Force secretariat, S7901 [1JY]
      Published works of climatologists comparing current Arctic 
        temperatures to the 1930s and 1940s: Center for Science and 
        Public Policy, S21-S24 [4JA]
  Motions
      EPA: disapprove rule to delist coal and oil-direct utility units 
        from the source category list under the Clean Air Act relative 
        to mercury emissions (S.J. Res. 20), S9921 [12SE]
  Papers
      Charles River Associates and Climate Stewardship--Assumptions Do 
        Matter, S7025 [22JN]
  Press releases
      USCAN Rebuttal to Key Points in Senator Inhofe's Floor 
        Statement: U.S. Climate Action Network, S1265-S1267 [10FE]
  Remarks in House
      Atlanta, GA: air quality improvements, H4657 [17JN]
      Bronx, NY: tribute to ``Towards a Sustainable Bronx'' 
        Conference, E409 [10MR]
      Children and youth: study and improve air quality inside school 
        buses (H.R. 3253), E1460 [12JY]
      Clean Air Act: extend attainment dates for certain downwind 
        ozone nonattainment areas, H2191 [20AP]
      ------prohibit stationary sources located in ozone nonattainment 
        areas from buying nitrogen oxide emission credits under the 
        EPA nitrogen oxide trading program without consent of the 
        sources' State (H.R. 340), E76 [25JA]
      ------reduce the proliferation of boutique fuels, H2189 [20AP]
      Climate: conduct research on abrupt climate change, establish a 
        market-driven system of greenhouse gas tradeable allowances, 
        ensure benefits from such trading, and reduce dependence upon 
        foreign oil, H4328 [9JN]
      ------global warming, H4191 [8JN], H11336 [13DE], H12040 [16DE], 
        E2518 [13DE]
      Denton, TX: construction of renewable biodiesel facility, E523 
        [5AP]
      Dept. of Agriculture: Environmental Quality Incentives Program 
        funding, H4237 [8JN]
      Dept. of Energy: prohibit establishment of refinery 
        revitalization zones, H2373, H2374 [20AP]
      Dept. of Transportation: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality 
        Improvement Program funding, H1320 [10MR]
      Ecology and environment: enforce certain enviromental laws, 
        expand the definition of environmental justice, and direct 
        each Federal agency to establish an Environmental Justice 
        Office (H.R. 1648), E652 [14AP]
      ------enforce certain environmental laws, expand the definition 
        of environmental justice, and direct each Federal agency to 
        establish an Environmental Justice Office, H2429-H2431 [21AP]
      ------environmental protection and natural resource conservation 
        funding, H1567 [16MR]
      Electric power: reduce emissions from electric powerplants (H.R. 
        1451), E506 [17MR]
      Great Lakes: prohibit oil and gas drilling, H2154, H2208, H2363, 
        H2364 [20AP]
      Houston, TX: conduct risk assessment of air toxics in 
        communities near industrial facilities, H7022 [28JY]
      Mexico: require powerplants that transmit electricity into the 
        U.S. comply with U.S. air quality control requirements, H3869, 
        H3870 [24MY]
      Motor vehicles: increase corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) 
        standards and encourage use of alternative fuels and advanced 
        technology vehicles, H8767, H8776 [7OC]
      National Indoor Comfort Week: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 
        130), H2166 [20AP]
      National objectives: ensure that the U.S. leads the world in 
        next generation energy technologies, grow the economy, create 
        high-skill American jobs, eliminate overdependence on foreign 
        oil, and address global warming (H.R. 2828), H6197-H6201 
        [20JY], H8771 [7OC], E1194 [9JN]
      Petroleum: maintain environmental and public health protections 
        in efforts to provide reliable and affordable energy, H8770, 
        H8772, H8777, H8787 [7OC]
      Power resources: expand production and use of renewable fuel and 
        increase energy independence, H1763-H1769 [5AP], H3258 [12MY], 
        H3295-H3300, H3305-H3311 [16MY], H3681 [19MY], H3898 [25MY], 
        H4290-H4294 [8JN], H5170 [24JN], H8765 [7OC], H8824-H8830 
        [17OC], H10044 [9NO]
      ------expand production and use of renewable fuel and increase 
        energy independence (H.R. 1608), H3166 [11MY]
      ------increase the production and use of ethanol, H2190 [20AP], 
        H5616 [11JY], H6372 [22JY], H9932 [7NO]
      ------reduce dependence on foreign oil through use of 
        alternative fuels and new technology, H10029, H10030 [8NO]
      ------reduce dependence on foreign oil through use of 
        alternative fuels and new technology (H.R. 4409), E2647 [22DE]
      Roads and highways: use of high occupancy vehicle lanes by 
        hybrid electric vehicles, E1752 [6SE]
      Taxation: allow a credit for qualified expenditures paid or 
        incurred to replace certain wood stoves (H.R. 3928), E1975 
        [28SE]
      ------enhance recovery period for investments in pollution 
        control technologies installed in coal-fired electric 
        generation plants, H6968 [28JY]
      ------provide incentives for alternative fuels and motor 
        vehicles powered by alternative fuels (H.R. 1744), E724 [21AP]
      Technology: recognize contributions of environmental systems and 
        the technicians who install and maintain them (H. Res. 130), 
        H2166 [20AP]
      Texas: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport recipient of 
        Alliance to Save Energy Star of Energy Efficieny Award, E2127 
        [19OC]
      Transportation: modify allocation of Congestion Mitigation and 
        Air Quality Improvement Program funds to include areas in non-
        attainment or maintenance for fine and coarse particulate 
        matter, H1310, H1311 [10MR]
      Treaties and agreements: role of ExxonMobil Corp., in decision 
        not to ratify Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions, 
        H4274 [8JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Clean Air Act: establish a renewable diesel standard (S. 1920), 
        S11826 [25OC]
      Climate: address global climate change through participation in 
        international negotiations under the U.N. Framework Convention 
        on Climate Change, S7042-S7046 [22JN], S7280 [23JN], S13650 
        [15DE], S14172 [20DE]
      ------conduct research on abrupt climate change, establish a 
        market-driven system of greenhouse gas tradeable allowances, 
        ensure benefits from such trading, and reduce dependence upon 
        foreign oil (S. 342), S1263-S1271 [10FE]
      ------establish a market-driven system of greenhouse gas 
        tradeable allowances, ensure benefits from such trading, 
        reduce dependence upon foreign oil, and develop climate change 
        reduction technologies, S6892-S6898, S6902 [21JN], S6997-
        S7029, S7054 [22JN], S7274 [23JN], S7471 [28JN], S7607 [29JN]
      ------establish a market-driven system of greenhouse gas 
        tradeable allowances, ensure benefits from such trading, 
        reduce dependence upon foreign oil, and develop climate change 
        reduction technologies (S. 1151), S6046-S6051 [26MY], S6689 
        [16JN]
      ------establish mandatory steps to slow or stop the growth of 
        greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, S7033-S7037 
        [22JN], S7274, S7280 [23JN]
      ------global warming, S18-S21 [4JA], S1448 [16FE], S3346-S3349 
        [7AP], S3475-S3478 [12AP], S4165-S4167 [25AP], S5837-S5840 
        [24MY], S7053 [22JN], S10352 [22SE], S14024 [19DE]
      Coal: establish a clean coal power initiative (S. 957), S4571 
        [28AP]
      Dept. of Energy: implement accelerated research, development, 
        and demonstration program for advanced clean coal technologies 
        and provide financial incentives to encourage early commercial 
        deployment (S. 1133), S6029 [26MY]
      ------promote adoption of technologies that reduce greenhouse 
        gasses and provide credit-based financial assistance and 
        investment protection for projects that employ advanced 
        climate technologies or systems, S6880-S6891 [21JN]
      ------promote adoption of technologies that reduce greenhouse 
        gasses and provide credit-based financial assistance and 
        investment protection for projects that employ advanced 
        climate technologies or systems (S. 388), S1427-S1430 [15FE]
      Dept. of State: carry out activities that promote adoption of 
        technologies that reduce greenhouse gas intensity in 
        developing countries, while promoting economic development, 
        S6880-S6891 [21JN]
      ------carry out activities that promote adoption of technologies 
        that reduce greenhouse gas intensity in developing countries, 
        while promoting economic development (S. 386), S1427-S1430 
        [15FE]
      Dept. of Transportation: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality 
        Improvement Program allocation modification, S5269-S5271 
        [17MY]
      Ecology and environment: use of science in developing 
        environmental policy, S18-S21 [4JA]
      Electric power: establish a national uniform multiple air 
        pollutant regulatory program for the electric generating 
        sector, S4461 [28AP]
      ------reduce emissions from electric powerplants, S5976 [26MY], 
        S13069 [17NO]
      ------reduce emissions from electric powerplants (S. 150), S465-
        S473 [25JA], S4461 [28AP], S13650 [15DE]
      ------reduce powerplant pollution through expansion of cap and 
        trade programs and an alternative regulatory classification 
        for units subject to such programs (S. 131), S1498 [16FE], 
        S4461 [28AP]
      EPA: disapprove rule to delist coal and oil-direct utility units 
        from the source category list under the Clean Air Act relative 
        to mercury emissions (S.J. Res. 20), S7640 [29JN], S8416 
        [18JY], S9912-S9924 [12SE], S9955-S9962 [13SE]
      ------disapprove rule to delist coal and oil-direct utility 
        units from the source category list under the Clean Air Act 
        relative to mercury emissions (S.J. Res. 20), unanimous-
        consent agreement, S9860 [8SE]
      ------establish Federal Fuels List applicable to State Clean Air 
        Act implementation plans (S. 1859), S11314 [7OC]
      ------establish national and State-level grant and loan programs 
        to promote the reduction of diesel emissions, S6790-S6794 
        [20JN], S6900-S6902 [21JN]
      ------establish national and State-level grant and loan programs 
        to promote the reduction of diesel emissions (S. 1265), S6761 
        [16JN]
      ------establish performance standards for fine particulates for 
        certain pulp and paper mills that use tires as a fuel source 
        (S. 2011), S12849 [15NO]
      ------funding, S7594 [29JN]
      ------proposed new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for 
        fine particulate matter, S14300 [21DE]
      ------require motor carriers to comply with vehicle emission 
        performance standards, S5269 [17MY]
      Hazardous substances: require powerplants, industrial plants, 
        and incinerators to reduce mercury emissions (S. 730), S3312 
        [6AP], S3356 [7AP]
      Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: credibility of 
        findings relative to assessment of the state of global warming 
        science, S12815-S12817 [15NO]
      Motor vehicles: require an increasing percentage of new 
        automobiles be dual fueled automobiles and revise the method 
        for calculating corporate average fuel economy for such 
        vehicles (S. 1994), S12685, S12686 [10NO]
      ------require that automobiles and light trucks are able to 
        operate on a fuel mixture that has a certain percentage of 
        ethanol (S. 587), S6879 [21JN]
      National Asbestos Awareness Day: designate (S. Res. 43), S1138 
        [8FE], S3086 [17MR]
      National Dairy Promotion and Research Board: permit diversion of 
        funds for activities that improve public health and the 
        environment, S10264-S10266 [21SE]
      Poverty: study effects on disadvantaged individuals of actions 
        by utilities intended to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (S. 
        1205), S6238 [8JN]
      Power resources: eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) 
        from U.S. fuel supply, expand production and use of renewable 
        fuel, and increase energy independence, S6447, S6448 [14JN], 
        S6601-S6606, S6609-S6614 [15JN]
      ------eliminate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from U.S. 
        fuel supply, expand production and use of renewable fuel, and 
        increase energy independence (S. 606), S2521 [11MR]
      ------ensure that ethanol is treated like all other motor 
        vehicle fuels and that taxpayers and local governments do not 
        have to pay for environmental damage caused by ethanol, S6460-
        S6463 [14JN]
      ------expand production and use of renewable fuel and increase 
        energy independence, S6453-S6456, S6590-S6592 [14JN], S9270 
        [28JY], S12774 [15NO]
      ------expand production and use of renewable fuel and increase 
        energy independence (S. 650), S2999-S3005 [17MR]
      ------increase the production and use of ethanol, S10694-S10696 
        [29SE]
      ------prevent imposition of ethanol taxes and usage mandates, 
        S6463-S6465 [14JN], S6601, S6602 [15JN]
      ------reduce dependence on foreign oil through use of 
        alternative fuels and new technology (S. 2025), S12956-S12958 
        [16NO]
      ------require that gasoline sold in the U.S. contain a certain 
        percentage of ethanol, S6878-S6880 [21JN], S9267 [28JY]
      Roads and highways: allow State exceptions to Federal guidelines 
        on use of high occupancy vehicle lanes by hybrid electric 
        vehicles (S. 129), S317 [24JA]
      ------allow State exceptions to Federal guidelines on use of 
        high occupancy vehicle lanes by hybrid electric vehicles (S. 
        553), S2255 [8MR]
      Taxation: encourage and accelerate production, sale, and use of 
        new motor vehicles powered by alternative fuels or other 
        advanced motor vehicle technologies, S9356 [29JY]
      ------encourage and accelerate production, sale, and use of new 
        motor vehicles powered by alternative fuels or other advanced 
        motor vehicle technologies (S. 971), S4585 [28AP]
      ------extend the excise and income tax credits for the 
        production of biodiesel (S. 1076), S5533 [19MY]
      ------provide a credit for the purchase of diesel advanced lean-
        burn vehicles meeting certain requirements, S7269, S7270 
        [23JN]
      ------provide a small agri-biodiesel producer credit and improve 
        the small ethanol producer credit (S. 610), S2523 [11MR]
      ------provide tax incentives for the investment in greenhouse 
        gas intensity reduction projects (S. 387), S1427-S1430 [15FE]
      Treaties and agreements: decision not to ratify Kyoto Protocol 
        on greenhouse gas emissions, S18-S21 [4JA], S1498 [16FE]
  Reports
      Arctic Temperature Change--Over the Past 100 Years, S1270 [10FE]
      Ending the Energy Stalemate--Reducing Risks From Climate Change: 
        National Commission on Energy Policy, S1452 [16FE]
      Over a Barrel--Why Aren't Oil Companies Using Ethanol To Lower 
        Gasoline Prices? Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America, 
        S6604-S6606 [15JN]
      Potential Climate Changes Impact, S14025 [19DE]
  Reports filed
      Diesel Emissions Reduction Act: Committee on Environment and 
        Public Works (Senate) (S. 1265) (S. Rept. 109-133), S9727 
        [7SE]
      Reliable Fuels Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works 
        (Senate) (S. 606) (S. Rept. 109-74), S6020 [26MY]
  Statements
      Clear Science Demands Prompt Action on Climate Change: Science 
        Academies of the G8 Nations, S7043 [22JN]
  Summaries
      Air Issues--Report to Stakeholders: Cinergy Corp., S1450-S1452 
        [16FE]
      Meeting the Climate Challenge--Main Recommendations: 
        International Climate Change Task Force, S7900 [1JY]
      Omnibus Mercury Emissions Reduction Act (S. 730), S3313 [6AP]
  Tables
      National Commission on Energy Policy greenhouse gas emissions 
        reduction estimates, S7013 [22JN]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 130, recognize contributions of environmental systems 
        and the technicians who install and maintain them and support 
        goals and ideals of National Indoor Comfort Week, H2166 [20AP]
      S. 129, allow State exceptions to Federal guidelines on use of 
        high occupancy vehicle lanes by hybrid electric vehicles, 
        S317-S319 [24JA]
      S. 131, Clear Skies Act, S319-S348 [24JA]
      S. 150, Clean Power Act, S465-S471 [25JA]
      S. 553, allow State exceptions to Federal guidelines on use of 
        high occupancy vehicle lanes by hybrid electric vehicles, 
        S2256 [8MR]
      S. 610, provide a small agri-biodiesel producer tax credit and 
        improve the small ethanol producer tax credit, S2523 [11MR]
      S. 650, Fuels Security Act, S2999-S3003 [17MR]
      S. 1205, Ratepayers Protection Act, S6238 [8JN]
      S. 1265, Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, S6762 [16JN]
      S. 1859, Affordable and Reliable Gas Act, S11314 [7OC]
      S. 2011, Tire-Derived Fuel Safety Act, S12849 [15NO]
      S. Res. 43, National Asbestos Awareness Day, S1138 [8FE], S3086 
        [17MR]
      S. Res. 312, address global climate change through the 
        negotiation of fair and effective international commitments, 
        S12851 [15NO]




AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration, S14129 
        [20DE]
  Resolutions by organizations
      Tribute to George Aste, E395 [9MR]




AIRBUS INDUSTRIES

  Bills and resolutions
      European Union: reject Airbus Industries request for launch aid 
        and comply with agreement prohibiting governmental support of 
        the civil aircraft industry (see S. Con. Res. 25), S3358 [7AP]
  Remarks in House
      Aviation: status of negotiations with the European Union on 
        ending unfair European trade practices within the aerospace 
        industry, E1265 [17JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Aviation: status of negotiations with the European Union on 
        ending unfair European trade practices within the aerospace 
        industry, S2970 [17MR]
      European Union: reject Airbus Industries request for launch aid 
        and comply with agreement prohibiting governmental support of 
        the civil aircraft industry (S. Con. Res. 25), S3363 [7AP], 
        S3401-S3406 [11AP]
      ------reject Airbus Industries request for launch aid and comply 
        with agreement prohibiting governmental support of the civil 
        aircraft industry (S. Con. Res. 25), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, S3366 [11AP]
  Texts of
      S. Con. Res. 25, European Union rejection of Airbus Industries 
        request for launch aid and compliance with agreement 
        prohibiting governmental support of the civil aircraft 
        industry, S3362 [7AP], S3401 [11AP]
  Transcripts
      European Firms Display Wares in Iran: Lisa Myers, ``NBC Nightly 
        News'' (television program), S3405 [11AP]




AIRCRAFT  see Common Carriers




AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS  see Aviation




AIRPORT NOISE CURFEW COMMISSION

  Bills and resolutions
      Establish (see H.R. 455), H283 [1FE]




AJANAKU, KENYA

  Articles and editorials
      Multifaceted, E1677 [29JY]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1677 [29JY]




AKAKA, DANIEL K. (a Senator from Hawaii)

  Amendments
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2744), S10145 [15SE], 
        S10216, S10220, S10221, S10243 [20SE]
      Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 68), S10774, S10806 
        [30SE]
      ------making continuing (H.J. Res. 72), S13285, S13403 [18NO]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), S3451, S3496 
        [12AP], S3708 [14AP], S3722, S3754 [15AP], S3848 [18AP], 
        S4081, S4135 [21AP]
      Bankruptcy: amend laws (S. 256), S1835, S1878 [1MR], S2134, 
        S2182 [7MR]
      Budget: reconciliation of the concurrent resolution (S. 1932), 
        S12270 [2NO], S12354 [3NO]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (S. Con. 
        Res. 18), S2614, S2656 [14MR], S2679, S2720, S2747, S2748 
        [15MR], S2862, S2864, S2865, S2868 [16MR], S2910, S2940, 
        S2996, S2998, S3075, S3077 [17MR]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1042), S8640, S8687, S8699, S8704, S8705, 
        S8706 [21JY], S8760 [22JY], S8828 [25JY], S12492, S12499, 
        S12527, S12528, S12536 [8NO], S12591, S12622 [9NO], S12670 
        [10NO], S12778 [15NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2863), S10765 [29SE], S10832 
        [3OC], S11099, S11107 [5OC]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: making appropriations (H.R. 2360), 
        S7965, S8001, S8005, S8007, S8009 [11JY], S8128 [12JY], S8199, 
        S8220 [13JY]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2361), S7443 [27JN]
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations for military construction, quality of 
        life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), S10351, 
        S10384, S10385 [22SE]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 3010), S11924 [26OC]
      Depts. of Transportation, the Treasury, and HUD, the Judiciary, 
        District of Columbia, and independent agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 3058), S11484, S11493 [18OC], S11550, 
        S11592 [19OC], S11642, S11692, S11695 [20OC]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2419), 
        S7786, S7868, S7869 [30JN]
      Filipino Americans: recognize centennial of immigration and 
        acknowledge contributions to society (H. Con. Res. 218), 
        S13682, S13687 [15DE]
      Pensions: reform funding rules (S. 1783), S12892, S13033 [16NO]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), S7099 [22JN]
      Science, Depts. of State, Justice, Commerce, and related 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2862), S9986 [13SE], 
        S10048 [14SE]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (H.R. 3), S4981, S5002 [11MY]
  Appointments
      Conferee: H.R. 6, Energy Policy Act, S7924 [1JY]
      ------H.R. 1815, Dept. of Defense appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths, S12811 [15NO]
  Articles and editorials
      Does Anyone Here Speak Arabic? Or Farsi, or Pashto . . .The 
        Government's Push To Close the Language Gap, Tichakorn Hill, 
        Federal Times (publication), S8209 [13JY]
      Few Good Recruits, Ellen McCarthy, Washington (DC) Post, S2144 
        [7MR]
      In Hawaii, a Chance To Heal, Long Delayed, Lawrence Downes, New 
        York (NY) Times, S8294 [14JY]
      Mental Health Care for Veterans Disputed; While Need Has Grown, 
        Inpatient Services Have Been Drastically Cut in the Last 
        Decade--Critics Say Outpatient Programs Can't Do the Job, 
        Charles Ornstein, Los Angeles (CA) Times, S3459 [12AP]
      Muslim World Isn't Big With U.S. Students, John Diamond, USA 
        Today, S8208 [13JY]
      Terror War Still Short on Linguists, John Diamond, USA Today, 
        S8209 [13JY]
      VA Program Offers Solace to Civilians, David Finkel, Washington 
        (DC) Post, S3283 [6AP]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Afterschool Alliance (organization): support goals and ideals of 
        Lights on Afterschool! event (see S. Con. Res. 58), S11314 
        [7OC] (see S. Res. 280), S11559 [19OC]
      Americans With Disabilities Act: anniversary (see S. Res. 207), 
        S8826 [25JY]
      Animals: prohibit certain interstate conduct relative to exotic 
        animals (see S. 304), S1049 [7FE]
      ------provide better protection against bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and other prion diseases (see 
        S. 2002), S12766 [14NO]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: authorize oil and gas 
        exploration and codify certain environmental and economic 
        protections of the Coastal Plain (see S. 1891), S11559 [19OC]
      Armed Forces: provide a traumatic injury protection rider to 
        certain insured servicemembers (see S. 806), S3653 [14AP]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (see S. Res. 338), S13787 [16DE]
      Arms control: improve authorities to address urgent 
        nonproliferation crises and U.S. nonproliferation operations 
        (see S. 313), S8665 [21JY]
      Bankruptcy: provide relief relative to disaster-related debts 
        incurred by victims of Hurricane Katrina and other natural 
        disasters (see S. 1647), S9833 [8SE]
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid: establish (see S. 338), S4185 
        [25AP]
      Business and industry: preserve mathematics- and science-based 
        industries (see S. 765), S3556 [13AP]
      California: authorize appropriations for restoration of the 
        Angel Island Immigration Station (see S. 262), S886 [2FE]
      Canada: urge end to commercial hunt for seals (see S. Res. 33), 
        S7071 [22JN]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: extend compliance 
        threshold used to determine eligibility of hospitals for 
        designation as an inpatient rehabilitation facility (see S. 
        1405), S10595 [28SE]
      Children and youth: promote financial education (see S. 925), 
        S4398 [27AP]
      Civil rights: prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages 
        based on sex, race, or national origin (see S. 840), S3897 
        [19AP]
      Colleges and universities: authorize grants for institutions of 
        higher education serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islander 
        Americans (see S. 2160), S14316 [21DE]
      ------ensure graduate opportunities in postsecondary education 
        (see S. 1204), S6482 [14JN]
      ------improve international and foreign language studies (see S. 
        1105), S5778 [23MY]
      Compact of Free Association: amend (see S. 1830), S11212 [6OC]
      Consumers: extend certain protections to international 
        remittance transfers of funds originating in the U.S. (see S. 
        31), S142 [24JA]
      Contraceptives: require equitable coverage of drugs, devices, 
        and services under health insurance plans (see S. 1214), S6299 
        [9JN]
      Coral Reef Conservation Act: reauthorize (see S. 1390), S8489 
        [19JY]
      Courts: extend authority to redact certain sensitive information 
        in financial disclosure statements filed by judges (see S. 
        1558), S9648 [6SE]
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (see S. 1145), S6021 
        [26MY]
      Davis-Bacon Act: reinstate application of the wage requirements 
        to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see S. 1749), S10295 [21SE]
      Dept. of Defense: establish position of Deputy Sec. of Defense 
        for Management (see S. 780), S3652 [14AP]
      Dept. of Energy: clarify eligibility of certain employees under 
        the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program 
        Act (see S. 2098), S13570 [14DE]
      Dept. of HHS: establish, promote, and support a comprehensive 
        prevention, research, and medical management referral program 
        for hepatitis C virus infection (see S. 521), S6659 [15JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: establish a Deputy Sec. for 
        Management (see S. 1712), S10119 [15SE]
      Dept. of Justice: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) 
        Program funding (see S. 945), S4546 [28AP]
      ------extend and expand the Child Safety Pilot Program (see S. 
        1961), S13162 [17NO]
      ------reauthorize grant program for reentry of offenders into 
        the community and establish a task force on Federal programs 
        and activities relating to the reentry of offenders into the 
        community (see S. 1934), S12767 [14NO]
      Dept. of the Interior: enter into cooperative agreements to 
        protect National Park System natural resources through 
        collaborative efforts on land inside and outside system units 
        (see S. 1288), S7070 [22JN]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: commend efforts of staff in response 
        to Hurricane Katrina (see S. Res. 259), S10594 [28SE] (see S. 
        Res. 263), S10823 [3OC]
      Disasters: express sympathy and pledge support for victims of 
        the earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa (see S. Res. 4), S28 [4JA]
      Diseases: enhance public and health professional awareness and 
        understanding of lupus and strengthen research efforts to 
        identify the causes and cure of lupus (see S. 756), S6482 
        [14JN]
      District of Columbia: preserve existing Superior Court 
        judgeships (see S. 2068), S13361 [18NO]
      ------provide a site for the National Women's History Museum 
        (see S. 501), S2003 [3MR]
      ------provide budget autonomy (see S. 800), S3653 [14AP]
      District of Columbia College Access Act: extend and improve (see 
        S. 2060), S13361 [18NO]
      Ecology and environment: encourage reductions in emissions of 
        greenhouse gases (see S.J. Res. 5), S1514 [16FE]
      Education: extend student loan forgiveness to Head Start 
        teachers (see S. 117), S5219 [16MY]
      ------improve and expand geographic literacy among students by 
        improving professional development programs for teachers 
        offered through institutions of higher education (see S. 
        1376), S7986 [11JY]
      ------increase maximum amount of Pell Grant (see S. 286), S978 
        [3FE]
      ------provide funding for student loan repayment for public 
        attorneys (see S. 2039), S13161 [17NO]
      Employment: provide for paid sick leave in order to address the 
        health needs of individuals and family members (see S. 932), 
        S4398 [27AP] (see S. 1085), S5532 [19MY]
      Endangered Species Day: designate (see S. Res. 219), S12950 
        [16NO]
      EPA: disapprove rule to delist coal and oil-direct utility units 
        from the source category list under the Clean Air Act relative 
        to mercury emissions (see S.J. Res. 20), S7614 [29JN]
      ERISA: impose a moratorium on terminations of certain plans in 
        cases in which reorganization of contributing sponsors is 
        sought in bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings (see S. 1158), 
        S6022 [26MY]
      Exon, J. James: tribute (see S. Res. 170), S6405 [13JN]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: expand (see S. 282), S978 [3FE]
      Federal employees: ensure parity between the compensation of 
        members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees (see S. 
        Con. Res. 8), S739 [1FE]
      ------extend relocation expenses test programs (see S. 2146), 
        S14185 [20DE]
      ------provide for participation of judicial branch employees in 
        the Federal leave transfer program for disasters and 
        emergencies (see S. 1736), S10233 [20SE]
      Firearms: prohibit transfer or sale of assault weapons (see S. 
        645), S2846 [16MR]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: limit Federal access to 
        library, bookseller, and other personal records for foreign 
        intelligence and counterintelligence purposes (see S. 317), 
        S1115 [8FE]
      FTC: improve ability to protect consumers from price-gouging 
        during energy emergencies (see S. 1735), S10596 [28SE]
      Giugni, Henry K.: tribute (see S. Res. 300), S12353 [3NO]
      Health: expand access to preventive health care services that 
        help reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of 
        abortions and improve access to women's health care (see S. 
        20), S142 [24JA]
      ------improve emergency medical services for children (see S. 
        760), S4647 [9MY]
      ------national policy to provide health care and reform 
        insurance procedures (see S. 16), S142 [24JA]
      ------provide for arthritis research and public health (see S. 
        424), S3556 [13AP]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (see S. 471), 
        S5437 [18MY]
      History: apologize to lynching victims, and their descendants, 
        for the Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation 
        (see S. Res. 39), S1049 [7FE]
      Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize (see S. 1801), S10724 
        [29SE]
      Hunger: reduce (see S. 1120), S9834 [8SE]
      Hurricanes: express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts (see S. Res. 233), S9645 [6SE]
      ------permit the solicitation of donations in Senate buildings 
        for the relief of victims of Hurricane Katrina (see S. Res. 
        235), S9727 [7SE]
      Immigration: adjust status of certain foreign agricultural 
        workers, reform H-2A worker program, provide a stable, legal 
        agricultural workforce, and extend basic legal protections and 
        better working conditions to more workers (see S. 359), S1260 
        [10FE]
      ------treatment of unaccompanied alien children (see S. 119), 
        S1199 [9FE]
      Information services: require reports on Federal data-mining 
        programs to collect personal information from commercial and 
        governmental sources (see S. 1169), S6100 [6JN]
      Iraq: commend for conducting free elections and encourage 
        further steps toward establishment of a free, democratic, 
        secure, and prosperous Iraq (see S. Res. 38), S1049 [7FE]
      James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge: expand (see S. 1165), 
        S6100 [6JN]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see S. 842), S3897 [19AP]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        S. 582), S3482 [12AP]
      Marine mammals: reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal 
        scientific whaling and provide protection for, and 
        conservation of, the world's whale populations to prevent 
        trade in whale meat (see S. Con. Res. 33), S5219 [16MY]
      McCarthy, Eugene J.: tribute (see S. Res. 330), S13451 [12DE]
      Medicaid: anniversary (see S. Con. Res. 49), S9469 [29JY]
      ------extend drug rebate program to enrollees of managed care 
        organizations (see S. 1585), S11213 [6OC]
      ------include podiatrists as physicians for purposes of covering 
        physicians services (see S. 440), S4109 [21AP]
      ------provide complete reimbursement for medical assistance 
        provided to Native Hawaiians by federally qualified health 
        centers or Native Hawaiian health care systems (see S. 68), 
        S7821 [30JN]
      ------provide families of disabled children with the opportunity 
        to purchase coverage (see S. 183), S1261 [10FE]
      Medicare: anniversary (see S. Con. Res. 50), S9469 [29JY]
      ------improve (see S. 18), S142 [24JA]
      ------improve patient access to, and utilization of, the 
        colorectal cancer screening benefit (see S. 1010), S6226 [8JN]
      ------phase-out waiting period for coverage of disabled 
        individuals and waive waiting period for people with life-
        threatening illnesses (see S. 1217), S6299 [9JN]
      ------protect patients by limiting the number of mandatory 
        overtime hours a nurse may be required to work by certain 
        service providers (see S. 351), S1260 [10FE]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see S. 
        438), S4109 [21AP]
      Mental health: combat autism through research, screening, 
        intervention, and education (see S. 843), S6226 [8JN]
      Minimum wage: level (see S. 1062), S5436 [18MY]
      National Advisory Council on Medical Rehabilitation: establish 
        (see S. 1405), S10595 [28SE]
      National Association of Letter Carriers: tribute to food drive 
        efforts (see S. Res. 133), S4646 [9MY]
      National Character Counts Week: designate (see S. Res. 271), 
        S11313 [7OC]
      National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: support goals and 
        ideals (see S. Res. 282), S11665 [20OC]
      National Mentoring Month: designate (see S. Res. 20), S740 [1FE]
      National Month of the Military Child: observance (see S. Con. 
        Res. 27), S3653 [14AP]
      National parks and recreation areas: provide mass transit 
        services (see S. 890), S4151 [22AP]
      National security: ensure coordination and integration of Indian 
        tribes in homeland security strategy (see S. 477), S3482 
        [12AP]
      ------provide for homeland security grant coordination and 
        simplification (see S. 21), S435 [25JA]
      National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 275), S11477 [18OC]
      National Youth Service Day: designate (see S. Res. 105), S3481 
        [12AP]
      Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act: 
        reauthorize provisions relative to low-income housing and 
        Federal loan guarantees for Native Hawaiian housing (see S. 
        598), S7987 [11JY]
      Native Americans: acknowledge history of official depredations 
        and ill-conceived policies by the U.S. regarding Indian Tribes 
        and offer apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of the U.S. 
        (see S.J. Res. 15), S4647 [9MY]
      Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act: revise and extend 
        (see S. 215), S740 [1FE]
      Nelson, Gaylord: tribute (see S. Res. 194), S7987 [11JY]
      News media: ensure that prepackaged news stories contain 
        announcements that inform viewers that the information within 
        was provided by the U.S. Government (see S. 967), S5073 [12MY]
      NOAA: authorize and strengthen tsunami detection, forecast, 
        warning, and mitigation program (see S. 50), S143 [24JA]
      Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act: 
        reauthorize and improve (see S. 770), S3555 [13AP]
      Oceans: establish a program to help identify, assess, reduce, 
        and prevent marine debris and its adverse impacts on the 
        marine environment and navigation safety (see S. 362), S3148 
        [4AP]
      O'Connor, Sandra Day: tribute (see S. Res. 191), S7909 [1JY]
      OMB: issue guidance for, and provide oversight of, the 
        management of micropurchases made with Government-wide 
        commercial purchase cards (see S. 457), S8826 [25JY]
      Parks, Rosa: authorize remains to lie in honor in the Capitol 
        rotunda (see S. Con. Res. 61), S12007 [27OC]
      ------direct the Committee on the Library (Joint) to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks for placement in the U.S. Capitol (see S. 
        Con. Res. 62), S12767 [14NO]
      ------tribute (see S. Res. 287), S11918 [26OC]
      Pensions: limit availability of benefits under nonqualified 
        deferred compensation plans subject to distress or termination 
        resulting from bankruptcy reorganization or conversion to cash 
        balance plan (see S. 991), S4869 [10MY]
      Pope John Paul II: tribute (see S. Res. 95), S3201 [5AP]
      Postal Service: reform postal laws (see S. 662), S6910 [21JN]
      Power resources: establish a program to commercialize hydrogen 
        energy and fuel cell technology (see S. 665), S2995 [17MR]
      Proxmire, William: tribute (see S. Res. 334), S13659 [15DE]
      Public welfare programs: promote financial education under the 
        Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program and allow such 
        education to count as a work activity under that program (see 
        S. 923), S4397 [27AP]
      Radio: ensure the availability of spectrum to amateur radio 
        operators (see S. 1236), S6481 [14JN]
      Red Ribbon Week: support goals (see S. Res. 277), S11769 [24OC]
      Rehnquist, William H.: tribute (see S. Res. 234), S9727 [7SE]
      Safety: provide grants and other support to State and local 
        officials to improve public safety communications and the 
        interoperability of emergency communications equipment (see S. 
        1274), S6909 [21JN]
      Senior citizens: establish grant program to provide financial 
        and retirement education programs to reduce financial abuse 
        and fraud among mid-life and older individuals (see S. 924), 
        S4398 [27AP]
      Ships and vessels: establish vessel ballast water management 
        requirements (see S. 363), S1260 [10FE]
      Social Security: computation system for benefits relative to 
        spouses' or surviving spouses' Government pensions (see S. 
        1799), S10724 [29SE]
      ------permit qualifying States to use unspent State Children's 
        Health Insurance Program allotments for Medicaid expenditures 
        (see S. 1587), S9467 [29JY]
      Taxation: allow a credit for certain fuel cell property (see S. 
        671), S2995 [17MR]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see S. 484), S12766 [14NO]
      ------exclude from gross income amounts paid on behalf of 
        Federal employees and Armed Forces members on active duty 
        under Federal student loan repayment programs (see S. 1255), 
        S6740 [16JN]
      ------exempt certain sightseeing flights from taxes on air 
        transportation (see S. 84), S1795 [28FE]
      ------provide taxpayer protection and assistance relative to tax 
        preparation (see S. 832), S3817 [18AP]
      Telecommunications: strengthen Federal leadership, provide 
        grants, enhance outreach and guidance, and provide other 
        support to State and local officials to enhance emergency 
        communications capabilities (see S. 1725), S10187 [19SE]
      Telephones: facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 
        telephone service for information and referral on human 
        services (see S. 211), S6299 [9JN]
      Territories: give products imported from U.S. insular 
        possessions the same tariff treatment as products imported 
        from countries that have entered into free trade agreements 
        with the U.S. (see S. 1954), S12238 [2NO]
      Terrorism: reduce risk to food supply from intentional 
        contamination (see S. 1534), S9284 [28JY]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 392), 
        S9285 [28JY]
      United Kingdom: condemn terrorist bombings in London and express 
        condolences to the families of the victims (see S. Res. 193), 
        S7986 [11JY]
      Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools 
        Required To Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) 
        Act: extend sunsets and lone wolf provisions of Intelligence 
        Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (see S. 2082), S13787 
        [16DE] (see S. 2167), S14317 [21DE]
      VA: anniversary (see S. Res. 203), S8665 [21JY]
      Veterans: 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 S. 558), S2847 [16MR]
      ------mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became 
        disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (see S. 
        633), S10037 [14SE]
      ------recognize and honor World War II Filipino veterans for 
        defense of democratic ideals and contribution to the outcome 
        of World War II (see S. Res. 307), S12682 [10NO]
      Veterans Day: observance (see S. Res. 305), S12682 [10NO]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see S. 1197), S10038 
        [14SE]
      Voting: oppose any effort to impose photo identification 
        requirements for voting (see S. Con. Res. 53), S10234 [20SE]
      Wagner, Annice M.: tribute (see S. Res. 107), S3653 [14AP]
      World War II: preserve historic confinement sites where Japanese 
        Americans were detained (see S. 1719), S10187 [19SE]
      Year of Foreign Language Study: designate (see S. Res. 28), S739 
        [1FE]
      Year of Study Abroad: designate (see S. Res. 308), S12682 [10NO]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (see S. 1779), S10594 [28SE]
      ------improve Federal response to agroterrorism and agricultural 
        diseases (see S. 573), S2383 [9MR]
      Animals: ensure that all dogs and cats used by research 
        facilities are obtained legally (see S. 451), S1623 [17FE]
      Archeology: provide for protection, data compilation, science-
        based decision making, public education and access, and a 
        unified management policy relative to paleontological 
        resources on Federal lands (see S. 263), S886 [2FE]
      Bankruptcy: limit claims in bankruptcy by certain unsecured 
        creditors (see S. 1879), S11422 [17OC]
      Consumers: authorize demonstration project grants to entities to 
        provide low-cost, small loans (see S. 1347), S7820 [30JN]
      ------prohibit predatory payday loans (see S. 1878), S11422 
        [17OC]
      ------require enhanced disclosure regarding the consequences of 
        making only minimum required payments in the repayment of 
        credit card debt (see S. 393), S1513 [16FE]
      Dept. of Energy: assess economic implications of the dependence 
        of Hawaii on oil as primary source of energy (see S. 436), 
        S1623 [17FE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: add certain biosecurity 
        responsibilities (see S. 572), S2383 [9MR]
      ------establish minimum qualification standards for Senate-
        confirmed positions (see S. 2040), S13161 [17NO]
      Dept. of Justice: eligibility of attorney employees for 
        compensatory time off for travel (see S. 1876), S11422 [17OC]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: enhance services provided by 
        veterans' centers and clarify and improve the provision of 
        bereavement counseling (see S. 716), S3278 [6AP]
      ------establish Parkinson's Disease Research Education and 
        Clinical Centers and Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence 
        in the Veterans Health Administration (see S. 1537), S9284 
        [28JY]
      ------improve mental health services at all facilities (see S. 
        1177), S6154 [7JN]
      ------make permanent the Native American Veteran Housing Loan 
        Program (see S. 917), S4397 [27AP]
      Education: provide for teacher acculturation (see S. 1521), 
        S9284 [28JY]
      ERISA: require Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., to compute the 
        actuarial value of monthly benefits in the form of a life 
        annuity for certain retired airline pilots (see S. 685), S2995 
        [17MR]
      Ewa Beach, HI: tribute to West Oahu Little League Baseball team 
        (see S. Res. 248), S10378 [22SE]
      Federal aid programs: extend eligibility for certain Federal 
        benefits to citizens of the Freely Associated States (see S. 
        2051), S13161 [17NO]
      Federal employees: clarify disclosures of information protected 
        from prohibited personnel practices and require a statement of 
        nondisclosure policies (see S. 494), S1930 [2MR]
      Filipino Americans: recognize centennial of immigration and 
        acknowledge contributions to society (see S. Res. 333), S13570 
        [14DE]
      Financial institutions: require disclosure of financial 
        relationships between brokers and mutual fund companies and of 
        certain brokerage commissions paid by mutual fund companies 
        (see S. 1037), S5219 [16MY]
      Financial Literacy Month: designate (see S. Res. 88), S2995 
        [17MR]
      Hawaii: authorize certain water reclamation projects and modify 
        the water resources study (see S. 264), S886 [2FE]
      ------express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians and 
        provide a process for the reorganization and recognition of 
        the Native Hawaiian government (see S. 147), S435 [25JA]
      ------improve provision of health care and services to veterans 
        (see S. 1176), S6154 [7JN]
      ------tribute to Oahu All-Stars and the Hawaii Warriors baseball 
        teams (see S. Res. 249), S10378 [22SE]
      Higher Education Act: enhance literacy in finance and economics 
        (see S. 468), S1794 [28FE]
      Hiram L. Fong Post Office Building, Honolulu, HI: designate (see 
        S. 2089), S13501 [13DE]
      Kalaupapa National Historical Park Advisory Commission: extend 
        authorization (see S. 1166), S6100 [6JN]
      Law enforcement: provide jurisdiction over Federal contractors 
        who engage in human trafficking offenses (see S. 1226), S6404 
        [13JN]
      Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act: reauthorize (see 
        S. 711), S3201 [5AP]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals (see S. 
        1580), S9467 [29JY]
      National Foreign Language Coordination Council: establish to 
        develop and implement a foreign language strategy (see S. 
        1089), S5532 [19MY]
      Public lands: protect, conserve, and restore certain public 
        lands through cooperative cost-shared grants to control and 
        mitigate the spread of invasive species (see S. 1541), S9285 
        [28JY]
      Public Service Recognition Week: observance (see S. Res. 108), 
        S3653 [14AP]
      Radioactive substances: strengthen capabilities to secure sealed 
        sources of nuclear materials from terrorists (see S. 979), 
        S4646 [9MY]
      States: require candidates for driver's licenses to demonstrate 
        an ability to exercise greatly increased caution when driving 
        in the proximity of potentially visually impaired individuals 
        (see S. Con. Res. 71), S13659 [15DE]
      Taxation: provide additional protections for recipients of the 
        earned income tax credit (see S. 324), S1198 [9FE]
      Tung, Vichai Sae: relief (see S. 281), S978 [3FE]
      Veterans: expand and enhance health care, mental health, 
        transition, and disability benefits (see S. 13), S142 [24JA]
      ------extend for persons affected by Hurricane Katrina the time 
        for appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims of 
        certain decisions of the Board of Veterans Appeals (see S. 
        1729), S10233 [20SE]
      ------extend period of eligibility after discharge or release 
        for health care for combat service in the Persian Gulf 
        Conflict or future hostilities (see S. 481), S1867 [1MR]
      ------increase amount of supplemental insurance available for 
        totally disabled veterans (see S. 1252), S6658 [15JN]
      ------provide for the care of veterans affected by Hurricane 
        Katrina (see S. 1646), S9833 [8SE]
      Veterans Benefits Improvement Act: technical corrections (see S. 
        552), S2244 [8MR]
      Veterans Day: honor Army veterans and support mission of Army 
        Freedom Team Salute to recognize unsung heroes who have served 
        this country (see S. Res. 306), S12682 [10NO]
  Cloture motions
      Hawaii: express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians 
        and provide a process for the reorganization and recognition 
        of the Native Hawaiian government (S. 147), motion to proceed, 
        S9557 [29JY]
  Discharge petitions signed
      EPA: disapprove rule to delist coal and oil-direct utility units 
        from the source category list under the Clean Air Act relative 
        to mercury emissions (S.J. Res. 20), S8416 [18JY]
  Factsheets
      Taxpayer Abuse Prevention Act: Several Consumer Organizations, 
        S1201 [9FE]
  Letters
      Credit Card Minimum Payment Warning Act: several consumer 
        organizations, S1518 [16FE]
      Extend eligibility for certain Federal benefits to citizens of 
        the Freely Associated States: Lillian B. Koller, Hawaii Dept. 
        of Human Services, S13183 [17NO]
      Low-Cost Alternatives to Payday Loans Act: Jean Ann Fox, 
        Consumer Federation of American, Edmund Mierzwinski, U.S. 
        Public Interest Research Group, and Mark Pearce, Center for 
        Responsible Lending, S7830 [30JN]
      Mutual Fund Transparency Act: David Certner, AARP, S5224 [16MY]
      ------several consumer organizations, S5223 [16MY]
      Predatory Payday Loan Prohibition Act: several consumer 
        organizations, S11439 [17OC]
      Prevent unsecured creditors from attempting to collect accruing 
        interest and additional fees from consumers entering into 
        credit counseling consolidated payment plans: several consumer 
        organizations, S2313 [9MR]
      Public Land Protection and Conservation Act: Marjorie Ziegler, 
        Conservation Council of Hawaii, S9305 [28JY]
      ------National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species, 
        S9305 [28JY]
      ------Peter T. Young, Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural 
        Resources, S9306 [28JY]
      Require Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., to compute the actuarial 
        value of monthly benefits in the form of a life annuity for 
        certain retired airline pilots: Duane E. Woerth, Air Line 
        Pilots Association, S12893 [16NO]
      Taxpayer Abuse Prevention Act: National Consumer Law Center 
        Inc., S1201 [9FE]
      Teacher Acculturation Act: Joyce E. Harris, National Association 
        for Multicultural Education, S9287 [28JY]
      ------Randy Hitz, University of Hawaii at Manoa, S9288 [28JY]
      Veterans health care funding: Jane E. Fyer, National Alliance 
        for the Mentally Ill, S3454 [12AP]
      ------Michael M. Faenza, National Mental Health Association, 
        S3454 [12AP]
  Lists
      Ewa Beach, HI, West Oahu Little League Baseball team roster, 
        S10390 [22SE]
      Hawaii Public School System teachers designated as National 
        Board Certified Teachers by the National Board for 
        Professional Teaching Standards, S1342 [14FE]
      Hawaii Warriors baseball team roster, S10390 [22SE]
      Oahu All-Stars baseball team roster, S10390 [22SE]
  Motions
      Dept. of Homeland Security: making appropriations (H.R. 2360), 
        S8199 [13JY]
  Privilege of the floor
      Bird, Al, S2656 [14MR]
      Ferraro, William, S13039 [16NO]
      Gross, Eileen, S8583 [20JY]
  Remarks
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock, S10221 [20SE]
      ------ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock (S. 
        1779), S10596 [28SE]
      ------improve Federal response to agroterrorism and agricultural 
        diseases, S9433 [29JY]
      ------improve Federal response to agroterrorism and agricultural 
        diseases (S. 573), S2387 [9MR]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2744), S10220, S10221 
        [20SE]
      Americans With Disabilities Act: anniversary (S. Res. 207), 
        S8769 [25JY]
      Animals: ensure that all dogs and cats used by research 
        facilities are obtained legally, S10221 [20SE]
      ------ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities 
        are obtained legally (S. 451), S1670 [17FE]
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3453, S3454, S3458, S3466 [12AP], S4083 [21AP]
      Archeology: provide for protection, data compilation, science-
        based decision making, public education and access, and a 
        unified management policy relative to paleontological 
        resources on Federal lands (S. 263), S891 [2FE]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, S2780 
        [16MR]
      Armed Forces: provide a traumatic injury protection rider to 
        certain insured servicemembers, S4083 [21AP]
      Army: anniversary, S6439 [14JN]
      Baker, Stewart A.: nomination to be Under Sec. of Homeland 
        Secuity for Policy, S10114 [15SE]
      Bankruptcy: amend laws (S. 256), S1834 [1MR], S1894 [2MR], S2313 
        [9MR], S2417, S2470 [10MR]
      ------limit claims in bankruptcy by certain unsecured creditors 
        (S. 1879), S11437, S11439 [17OC]
      ------prevent unsecured creditors from attempting to collect 
        accruing interest and additional fees from consumers entering 
        into credit counseling consolidated payment plans, S2313 
        [9MR], S2417 [10MR]
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid: establish, S2884 [17MR]
      Boston, MA: VA Boston Healthcare System Continuing Education 
        Committee hosting of conference on preparing for acute and 
        long-term needs of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans, S877 
        [2FE]
      Budget: reconciliation of the concurrent resolution (S. 1932), 
        conference report, S14153 [20DE]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), conference report, S4500 [28AP]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (S. Con. 
        Res. 18), S2624 [14MR], S2723 [15MR], S2780, S2788 [16MR], 
        S2958 [17MR]
      Chertoff, Michael: nomination to be Sec. of Homeland Security, 
        S1370 [15FE]
      Climate: establish a market-driven system of greenhouse gas 
        tradeable allowances, ensure benefits from such trading, 
        reduce dependence upon foreign oil, and develop climate change 
        reduction technologies, S7009 [22JN]
      Colleges and universities: authorize grants for institutions of 
        higher education serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islander 
        Americans (S. 2160), S14322 [21DE]
      Consumers: authorize demonstration project grants to entities to 
        provide low-cost, small loans (S. 1347), S7829 [30JN]
      ------prohibit predatory payday loans (S. 1878), S11437, S11438 
        [17OC]
      ------require enhanced disclosure regarding the consequences of 
        making only minimum required payments in the repayment of 
        credit card debt, S1834 [1MR], S1894 [2MR]
      ------require enhanced disclosure regarding the consequences of 
        making only minimum required payments in the repayment of 
        credit card debt (S. 393), S1518, S1519 [16FE]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1042), S8587 [20JY]
      Dept. of Energy: assess economic implications of the dependence 
        of Hawaii on oil as primary source of energy (S. 436), S1653 
        [17FE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: add certain biosecurity 
        responsibilities (S. 572), S2387 [9MR]
      ------ensure continuation of non-homeland security functions of 
        transferred Federal agencies, S9741 [8SE]
      ------establish minimum qualification standards for Senate-
        confirmed positions (S. 2040), S13166 [17NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2360), S7974, S7979 [11JY], 
        S8107, S8128 [12JY], S8199, S8201 [13JY]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2361), S7489 [28JN], S7575 [29JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2361), conference report, 
        S9370 [29JY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: commend efforts to provide long-term 
        care to veterans, S8744 [22JY]
      ------enhance services provided by veterans' centers and clarify 
        and improve the provision of bereavement counseling (S. 716), 
        S3282 [6AP]
      ------establish Parkinson's Disease Research Education and 
        Clinical Centers and Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence 
        in the Veterans Health Administration (S. 1537), S9297 [28JY]
      ------improve mental health services at all facilities (S. 
        1177), S6157 [7JN]
      ------make permanent the Native American Veteran Housing Loan 
        Program (S. 917), S4405 [27AP]
      ------Readjustment Counseling Service funding, S10351, S10357 
        [22SE]
      ------tribute to Excellence in Nursing and Advancement of 
        Nursing Programs award recipients, S5216 [16MY]
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations for military construction, quality of 
        life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), S10351, 
        S10357 [22SE]
      Depts. of Transportation, the Treasury, and HUD, the Judiciary, 
        District of Columbia, and independent agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 3058), S11648 [20OC]
      Education: afterschool programs funding, S2958 [17MR]
      ------funding, S2624 [14MR]
      ------provide for teacher acculturation (S. 1521), S9286 [28JY]
      ERISA: require Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., to compute the 
        actuarial value of monthly benefits in the form of a life 
        annuity for certain retired airline pilots, S12892, S12905 
        [16NO]
      ------require Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., to compute the 
        actuarial value of monthly benefits in the form of a life 
        annuity for certain retired airline pilots (S. 685), S3066 
        [17MR]
      Ewa Beach, HI: tribute to West Oahu Little League Baseball team 
        (S. Res. 248), S10390 [22SE]
      Federal aid programs: extend eligibility for certain Federal 
        benefits to citizens of the Freely Associated States (S. 
        2051), S13181 [17NO]
      Federal employees: clarify disclosures of information protected 
        from prohibited personnel practices and require a statement of 
        nondisclosure policies (S. 494), S1936 [2MR]
      ------require political appointees meet certain statutory 
        qualification requirements, S10794 [30SE]
      FEMA: establish as an independent agency, S9741 [8SE]
      Filipino Americans: recognize centennial of immigration and 
        acknowledge contributions to society (S. Res. 333), S13593 
        [14DE]
      Financial institutions: require disclosure of financial 
        relationships between brokers and mutual fund companies and of 
        certain brokerage commissions paid by mutual fund companies 
        (S. 1037), S5221 [16MY], S7487 [28JN]
      Financial Literacy Month: designate (S. Res. 88), S3068 [17MR]
      Fort Sam Houston, TX: tribute to Depts. of Veterans Affairs and 
        Defense nurse anesthetist training program located at U.S. 
        Army Medical Dept. Center and School, S4391 [27AP]
      Giugni, Henry K.: tribute (S. Res. 300), S12373 [3NO]
      Hawaii: authorize certain water reclamation projects and modify 
        the water resources study (S. 264), S893 [2FE]
      ------express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians and 
        provide a process for the reorganization and recognition of 
        the Native Hawaiian government (S. 147), S454 [25JA], S6906 
        [21JN], S8293 [14JY], S14313 [21DE]
      ------express the policy of the U.S. toward Native Hawaiians and 
        provide a process for the reorganization and recognition of 
        the Native Hawaiian government (S. 147), motion to proceed, 
        S9557 [29JY]
      ------improve provision of health care and services to veterans 
        (S. 1176), S6157 [7JN]
      ------seawater cooling systems funding, S9271 [28JY]
      ------tribute to Hawaii Public School System teachers designated 
        as National Board Certified Teachers by the National Board for 
        Professional Teaching Standards, S1342 [14FE]
      ------tribute to Oahu All-Stars and the Hawaii Warriors baseball 
        teams (S. Res. 249), S10390 [22SE]
      Higher Education Act: enhance literacy in finance and economics 
        (S. 468), S1796 [28FE]
      Honolulu, HI: tribute to Bulls Soccer Club, S11660 
        [20OC]
      ------tribute to Iolani School economics team, S6727 
        [16JN]
      Iraq: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed 
        Forces, S13337 [18NO]
      ------investigation into private security contractors, S13775 
        [16DE]
      IRS: prohibit funding for Debt Indicator Program, S11648 [20OC]
      Kahuku, HI: tribute to Kahuku High School for participation in 
        We the People . . . The Citizen and the Constitution 
        competition, S5215 [16MY]
      Kalaupapa National Historical Park Advisory Commission: extend 
        authorization (S. 1166), S6104 [6JN]
      Law enforcement: provide jurisdiction over Federal contractors 
        who engage in human trafficking offenses (S. 1226), S6409 
        [13JN]
      Lihue, HI: tribute to Lihue Patriots Pee Wee football team, 
        S14314 [21DE]
      Medicaid: funding, S2884 [17MR], S4500 [28AP], S14153 [20DE]
      Memorial Day: observance, S6006 [26MY]
      Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act: reauthorize (S. 
        711), S3217 [5AP]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals (S. 1580), 
        S9498 [29JY]
      Myers, Julie L.: nomination to be Assistant Sec. of Homeland 
        Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, S10114 
        [15SE]
      National Bible Week: observance, S12751 [14NO]
      National Foreign Language Coordination Council: establish to 
        develop and implement a foreign language strategy (S. 1089), 
        S5543 [19MY], S8207, S8210 [13JY]
      National security: assist Federal agencies in addressing 
        deficiencies in specialized personnel through student loan 
        repayment, graduate student fellowships, and establishing a 
        National Security Service Corps, S8207 [13JY]
      ------first responders funding, S8128 [12JY], S8199, S8201 
        [13JY]
      ------provide for homeland security grant coordination and 
        simplification, S7974 [11JY]
      ------strengthen by increasing quantity, diversity, and quality 
        of teaching and learning in science, mathematics, and foreign 
        languages, S8207 [13JY]
      Nicholson, Jim: nomination to be Sec. of Veterans Affairs, S530 
        [26JA]
      NOAA: authorize and strengthen tsunami detection, forecast, 
        warning, and mitigation program (S. 50), S566 [26JA]
      Owen, Priscilla Richman: nomination to be circuit judge, S5724 
        [23MY]
      Pensions: reform funding rules (S. 1783), S12892, S12905 [16NO]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), S6701 [16JN], S7009 [22JN]
      ------enhance energy conservation, research, and development and 
        provide for security and diversity in the energy supply (H.R. 
        6), conference report, S9271 [28JY], S9340 [29JY]
      ------establish a program to commercialize hydrogen energy and 
        fuel cell technology (S. 665), S3036 [17MR]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, S5724 [23MY]
      Public lands: protect, conserve, and restore certain public 
        lands through cooperative cost-shared grants to control and 
        mitigate the spread of invasive species (S. 1541), S9302 
        [28JY]
      Public Service Recognition Week: observance (S. Res. 108), S3689 
        [14AP]
      Radioactive substances: strengthen capabilities to secure sealed 
        sources of nuclear materials from terrorists (S. 979), S4648 
        [9MY]
      Roberts, John G., Jr.: nomination to be Chief Justice of the 
        U.S., S10634 [29SE]
      Safety: provide grants and other support to State and local 
        officials to improve public safety communications and the 
        interoperability of emergency communications equipment (S. 
        1274), S6916 [21JN]
      Seabright, J. Michael: nomination to be district judge, S4378 
        [27AP]
      Senate Rules: amend relative to votes required to invoke cloture 
        on Presidential appointments in order to prevent filibuster, 
        S5724 [23MY]
      Suzuki, Lance: NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc. 
        and National Council on Economic Education National Teaching 
        Award recipient, S6727 [16JN]
      Taxation: provide additional protections for recipients of the 
        earned income tax credit (S. 324), S1199 [9FE]
      ------provide taxpayer protection and assistance relative to tax 
        preparation (S. 832), S3828 [18AP]
      Terrorism: provide incentives to commercial researchers to 
        develop technologies and drugs to prevent and treat illnesses 
        associated with a biological, chemical, or radiological 
        weapons attack (S. 975), S9433 [29JY]
      Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools 
        Required To Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) 
        Act: reauthorize and improve (H.R. 3199), conference report, 
        S13711 [16DE]
      VA: anniversary, S9149 [27JY]
      Veterans: employment opportunities, S2144 [7MR]
      ------expand and enhance health care, mental health, transition, 
        and disability benefits (S. 13), S168 [24JA]
      ------extend for persons affected by Hurricane Katrina the time 
        for appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims of 
        certain decisions of the Board of Veterans Appeals (S. 1729), 
        S10235 [20SE]
      ------health care funding, S1588 [17FE], S2720, S2723 [15MR], 
        S2788 [16MR], S3453, S3454, S3458, S3466 [12AP], S4500 [28AP], 
        S7489 [28JN], S7575 [29JN], S7979 [11JY], S8107 [12JY], S9370 
        [29JY]
      ------improve post-traumatic stress disorder treatment for 
        veterans of service in Afghanistan and Iraq and the war on 
        terror, S3458 [12AP]
      ------increase rates of disability compensation for veterans 
        with service-connected disabilities and dependency and 
        indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled 
        veterans (S. 1234), S13042 [16NO]
      ------provide for the care of veterans affected by Hurricane 
        Katrina (S. 1646), S9849 [8SE]
      Veterans Benefits Improvement Act: technical corrections (S. 
        552), S2255 [8MR]
      Veterans Day: observance, S12645 [10NO]
  Reports
      Corporate Welfare for the RAL Industry--The Debt Indicator, IRS 
        Subsidy, and Tax Fraud: Chi Chi Wu, National Consumer Law 
        Center, Inc., S11649 [20OC]
  Statements
      Continuation of FEMA Functions Following Transfer Into the Dept. 
        of Homeland Security: by (2002), S9742 [8SE]
      Continuation of Non-Homeland Security Functions of Agencies 
        Transferred Into the Dept. of Homeland Security: by (2003), 
        S9742 [8SE]
      Nominations of Stewart A. Baker and Julie L. Myers to the Dept. 
        of Homeland Security: by, S10114 [15SE]
  Studies
      Improving Quality of Care--How the VA Outpaces Other Systems in 
        Delivering Patient Care: RAND Corp., S1588 [17FE]
      Keeping What They've Earned--Working Families and Tax Credits: 
        Children's Defense Fund (organization), S1201 [9FE]
  Summaries
      National Foreign Language Coordination Act (S. 1089), S5544 
        [19MY]
  Texts of
      S. 13, Fulfilling Our Duty to America's Veterans Act, S169-
        S174 [24JA]
      S. 147, Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, S455-S458 
        [25JA]
      S. 263, Paleontological Resources Preservation Act, S892 [2FE]
      S. 324, Taxpayer Abuse Prevention Act, S1200 [9FE]
      S. 393, Credit Card Minimum Payment Warning Act, S1519 [16FE]
      S. 436, assess economic implications of the dependence of Hawaii 
        on oil as primary source of energy, S1654 [17FE]
      S. 494, clarify disclosures of information protected from 
        prohibited personnel practices for Federal employees and 
        require a statement of nondisclosure policies, S1936-S1938 
        [2MR]
      S. 552, Veterans Benefits Improvement Act technical corrections, 
        S2255 [8MR]
      S. 572, Homeland Security Food and Agriculture Act, S2388 [9MR]
      S. 573, Agricultural Security Assistance Act, S2389-S2391 [9MR]
      S. 685, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., Pilots Equitable 
        Treatment Act, S3066 [17MR]
      S. 711, Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act 
        reauthorization, S3218 [5AP]
      S. 917, make the Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program 
        permanent, S4405 [27AP]
      S. 979, Safe Storage of Radiological Materials Act, S4649 [9MY]
      S. 1037, Mutual Fund Transparency Act, S5222 [16MY]
      S. 1089, National Foreign Language Coordination Act, S5544 
        [19MY]
      S. 1166, Kalaupapa National Historical Park Advisory Commission 
        authorization extension, S6104 [6JN]
      S. 1177, Veterans Mental Health Care Capacity Enhancement Act, 
        S6158 [7JN]
      S. 1226, Federal Contractor Extraterritorial Jurisdiction for 
        Human Trafficking Offenses Act, S6410 [13JN]
      S. 1347, Low-Cost Alternatives to Payday Loans Act, S7830 [30JN]
      S. 1521, Teacher Acculturation Act, S9288 [28JY]
      S. 1537, establish Parkinson's Disease Research Education and 
        Clinical Centers and Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence 
        in the Veterans Health Administration, S9298 [28JY]
      S. 1541, Public Land Protection and Conservation Act, S9303-
        S9305 [28JY]
      S. 1646, provide for the care of veterans affected by Hurricane 
        Katrina, S9849 [8SE]
      S. 1729, extend for persons affected by Hurricane Katrina the 
        time for appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans 
        Claims of certain decisions of the Board of Veterans Appeals, 
        S10235 [20SE]
      S. 1779, Downed Animal Protection Act, S10597 [28SE]
      S. 1878, Predatory Payday Loan Prohibition Act, S11438 [17OC]
      S. 1879, Bankruptcy Prevention Credit Counseling Act, S11439 
        [17OC]
      S. 2040, Dept. of Homeland Security Qualified Leaders Act, 
        S13167 [17NO]
      S. 2051, extend eligibility for certain Federal benefits to 
        citizens of the Freely Associated States, S13182 [17NO]
  Tributes
      Corzine, Senator, S13732 [16DE]
      Harrington, Kenneth L., S1959 [3MR]




AKAL SECURITY, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E2181 [27OC]




AKASOFU, SYUN-ICHI

  Articles and editorials
      Alaska Glaciers Receding Since 1800, S10352 [22SE]




AKERS, JAMES T.

  Prayers
      House of Representatives, H851 [2MR]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H851 [2MR]




AKIN, W. TODD (a Representative from Missouri)

  Appointments
      Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees, H3239 
        [12MY]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully 
        informed relative to pain experienced by the unborn child (see 
        H.R. 356), H195 [25JA]
      ------protect lives of born and unborn persons (see H.R. 552), 
        H350 [2FE]
      Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud: condemn anti-Israel sentiments (see H. 
        Res. 601), H11654 [14DE]
      Air Force: tribute to members killed in 1996 terrorist bombing 
        of the Khobar Towers U.S. military housing compound near 
        Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (see H. Con. Res. 188), H5100 [23JN]
      American Society of Mechanical Engineers: anniversary (see H. 
        Con. Res. 46), H412 [8FE]
      Annan, Kofi: call for resignation as U.N. Secretary General (see 
        H. Res. 277), H3261 [12MY]
      Appropriations: make across-the-board rescissions in non-
        defense, non-homeland security discretionary spending (see 
        H.R. 3903, 3904, 3906), H9044 [20OC]
      Armed Forces: increase death gratuity and other survivors' 
        benefits (see H.R. 377), H233 [26JA]
      ------support equal access for military recruiters to 
        institutions of higher education (see H. Con. Res. 36), H285 
        [1FE]
      ------tribute to servicemen who died during the attempted rescue 
        of American hostages in Iran in 1980 (see H. Res. 256), H2880 
        [3MY]
      Association of University Teachers: condemn recent vote by 
        British trade union to boycott Bar-Ilan University and the 
        University of Haifa (see H. Res. 279), H3331 [16MY]
      Bankruptcy: amend laws (see H.R. 685), H521 [9FE]
      Bolton, John R.: tribute (see H. Res. 260), H2978 [4MY]
      Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts: support activities (see H.R. 1337), 
        H1621 [16MR]
      Budget: constitutional amendment to require balanced (see H.J. 
        Res. 58), H5801 [13JY]
      ------reform Federal budget procedures, impose spending 
        safeguards, combat waste, fraud, and abuse, and account for 
        accurate Government agency costs (see H.R. 2290), H3197 [11MY]
      ------require the CBO and the Committee on Taxation (Joint) to 
        use dynamic economic modeling in addition to static economic 
        modeling in budgetary estimates of proposed changes in Federal 
        revenue law (see H.R. 2842), H4355 [9JN]
      Carpenter, Chris: tribute (see H. Res. 627), H12049 [16DE]
      Chen Shui-bian: U.S. visit (see H. Con. Res. 237), H7862 [13SE]
      Children and youth: protect from exploitive child modeling (see 
        H.R. 1142), H1417 [14MR]
      China, People's Republic of: support U.N. resolution condemning 
        human rights violations (see H. Con. Res. 83), H983 [3MR]
      China, Republic of: oppose proposed People's Republic of China 
        anti-secession law and reaffirm U.S. commitment (see H. Con. 
        Res. 76), H849 [1MR]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance (see H.R. 1804), H4486 
        (see H.R. 2513), H4487 [14JN]
      ------codify oath of allegiance and encourage efforts of 
        prospective citizens to become citizens (see H.R. 4168), 
        H11655 [14DE]
      Civil liberties: require reasonable religious accommodations in 
        the workplace (see H.R. 1445), H2739 [28AP]
      Clean Air Act: reduce the proliferation of boutique fuels (see 
        H.R. 1493), H1844 [6AP]
      Collective bargaining: clarify the illegality of the use of 
        violence to achieve objectives during a strike (see H.R. 239), 
        H197 [25JA]
      Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies: 
        establish (see H.R. 2470), H5604 [30JN]
      Computers: prevent the use of certain bank instruments, credit 
        cards, and fund transfers for unlawful Internet gambling (see 
        H.R. 4411), H11034 [18NO]
      Consumers: require disclosure of terms of rental-purchase 
        agreements (see H.R. 1651), H4561 [15JN]
      Courts: constitutional amendment on reconfirmation of district 
        court judges by State executive and legislative authorities 
        (see H.J. Res. 62), H7561 [28JY]
      ------ensure judicial decisions on the meaning of U.S. laws are 
        not based on foreign judgments, laws, or pronouncements unless 
        they inform an understanding of the original meaning of the 
        laws (see H. Res. 97), H630 [15FE]
      ------limit Federal court jurisdiction over questions under the 
        Defense of Marriage Act (see H.R. 1100), H982 [3MR]
      ------limit jurisdiction of Federal courts in certain cases and 
        promote federalism (see H.R. 1070), H4296 [8JN]
      ------limit the duration of Federal consent decrees to which 
        State and local governments are a party (see H.R. 1229), H5741 
        [12JY]
      ------prevent frivolous lawsuits against manufacturers, 
        distributors, or sellers of food or non-alcoholic beverage 
        products that comply with applicable statutory and regulatory 
        requirements (see H.R. 554), H350 [2FE]
      ------provide protections of habeas corpus for certain 
        incapacitated individuals whose life is in jeopardy (see H.R. 
        1151), H1023 [8MR]
      Credit: improve ratings quality through competition, 
        transparency, and accountability in the credit rating agency 
        industry (see H.R. 2990), H6652 [26JY]
      Crime: combat unlawful commercial sex activities by targeting 
        demand, prohibit operation of sex tours, and protect children 
        and assist State and local law enforcement relative to such 
        activities (see H.R. 2012), H5963 [18JY]
      ------prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see H.R. 
        748), H581 [10FE]
      Davis-Bacon Act: create additional category of construction 
        workers called ``helpers'' (see H.R. 3907), H10503 [16NO]
      Dept. of HHS: make grants to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations 
        for the purchase of ultrasound equipment to provide free 
        examinations to pregnant women needing such services (see H.R. 
        216), H1371 [10MR]
      ------reauthorize Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical 
        Education Program (see H.R. 1246), H1897 [12AP]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: construct a fence along the southern 
        border of the U.S. (see H.R. 4083), H9641 [3NO]
      Dept. of the Navy: redesignate as the Dept. of the Navy and 
        Marine Corps (see H.R. 34), H1264 [9MR]
      Disasters: improve ability of Depts. of Agriculture and the 
        Interior to promptly implement recovery treatments in response 
        to catastrophic events affecting forest lands (see H.R. 4200), 
        H10503 [16NO]
      District of Columbia: clarify definition of marriage for legal 
        purposes (see H.R. 72), H197 [25JA]
      ------restore right to keep and bear arms (see H.R. 1288), H1416 
        [14MR]
      Drugs: respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use 
        of methamphetamines (see H.R. 314), H193 [25JA]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see H.R. 8), H790 [17FE]
      ------repeal sunset on expansion of the adoption credit and 
        adoption assistance programs (see H.R. 305), H287 [1FE]
      Education: clarify existing Federal law relative to the 
        treatment of students privately educated at home under State 
        law (see H.R. 3753), H7860 [13SE]
      ------tribute to Catholic schools (see H. Res. 23), H287 [1FE]
      English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., 
        establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, 
        and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. 
        laws (see H.R. 997), H1779 [5AP]
      Families and domestic relations: expand tax incentives for 
        adoption and increase adoptive incentive payments (see H.R. 
        1561), H7673 [6SE]
      ------require certain family planning projects and programs 
        provide pamphlets containing adoption center contact 
        information (see H.R. 69), H353 [2FE]
      ------support responsible fatherhood, promote marriage, and 
        encourage greater involvement of fathers in the lives of their 
        children (see H. Res. 318), H4486 [14JN]
      FDA: provide for uniform food safety warning notification 
        requirements (see H.R. 4167), H11036 [18NO]
      ------withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (see 
        H.R. 1079), H981 [3MR]
      Federal agencies and departments: require agencies to review all 
        major rules within 10 years after issuance (see H.R. 3143), 
        H5600 [30JN]
      Federal aid programs: require legislation that establishes a new 
        Federal program to contain a provision that eliminates one or 
        more current programs of equal or greater cost (see H. Con. 
        Res. 301), H11036 [18NO]
      Federal employees: deny Federal retirement benefits to 
        individuals convicted of certain offenses (see H.R. 4546, 
        4548), H11653 [14DE]
      ------require Government credit card bills to be made available 
        to the public (see H.R. 4089), H8985 [19OC]
      Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: improve attorney 
        accountability (see H.R. 420), H3894 [24MY]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: affirm that a permit is not 
        required in certain circumstances (see H.R. 1749), H7564 
        [28JY]
      FEMA: require reimbursement of any amounts borrowed for purposes 
        of the National Flood Insurance Program (see H.R. 4453), 
        H11219 [7DE]
      Financial institutions: enhance ability of community banks to 
        foster economic growth and serve their communities (see H.R. 
        2061), H8919 [18OC]
      Firearms: prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (see H.R. 800), H627 
        [15FE]
      Freedom of religion: constitutional amendment protecting 
        religious freedom (see H.J. Res. 57), H5602 [30JN]
      Gold Star Mothers Day: support goals and ideals (see H.J. Res. 
        61), H6936 [27JY]
      Health: improve access to health care services and provide 
        improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the 
        liability system places on the health care delivery system 
        (see H.R. 5), H6432 [25JY] (see H.R. 534), H349 [2FE]
      ------provide for collection and maintenance of human cord blood 
        stem cells for the treatment of patients and research and 
        authorize the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program 
        (see H.R. 2520), H3767 [23MY]
      Help America Vote Act: require voting systems to provide a 
        verifiable paper record of each vote cast and ensure the 
        security of electronic data (see H.R. 278), H1896 [12AP]
      Immigration: prohibit Federal agencies from accepting foreign-
        issued identification other than passports (see H.R. 925), 
        H11109 [6DE]
      ------repeal exemption from harboring sanctions for alien 
        volunteers of certain religious organization (see H.R. 4321), 
        H10503 [16NO]
      Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: limit casino expansion (see H.R. 
        3431), H6649 [26JY]
      Indonesia: support the memorandum of understanding signed by the 
        Indonesian Government and the Free Aceh Movement to end the 
        conflict in Aceh Province (see H. Res. 456), H10161 [14NO]
      Insurance: provide for cooperative governing of individual 
        health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce (see 
        H.R. 2355), H3261 [12MY]
      ------recognize the need to move the Nation's current health 
        care delivery system toward a defined contribution system (see 
        H. Res. 215), H8163 [20SE]
      Iran: hold current regime accountable for its threatening 
        behavior and support a transition to democracy (see H.R. 282), 
        H5603 [30JN]
      Iraq: recognize importance and credibility of an independent 
        Iraqi judiciary in the formation of a new and democratic Iraq 
        (see H. Res. 534), H9695 [4NO]
      Israel: congratulate on election of Dan Gillerman as Vice 
        President of U.N. General Assembly (see H. Res. 368), H6381 
        [22JY]
      ------independence anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 149), H3436 
        [17MY]
      Japan: impose retaliatory economic measures if U.S. beef imports 
        do not resume immediately (see H. Res. 137), H9044 [20OC]
      Klebnikov, Paul: condemn murder of U.S. journalist in Russia and 
        the murder of other members of the media (see H. Res. 499), 
        H9963 [7NO]
      Labor unions: require labor organizations to guarantee members 
        the opportunity to vote on contracts prior to work stoppage 
        (see H.R. 1748), H2469 [21AP]
      Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act: enhance the 
        notification of democratic rights of union members (see H.R. 
        1073, 1074), H980 [3MR]
      ------provide for civil monetary penalties in certain cases (see 
        H.R. 1075), H981 [3MR]
      Languages: repeal Executive order on providing access to Federal 
        programs and activities for persons with limited English 
        proficiency (see H.R. 136), H4356 [9JN]
      Medicare: exclude coverage of drugs prescribed for treatment of 
        impotence (see H.R. 712), H522 [9FE]
      ------reform the physician payment update system through repeal 
        of the sustainable growth rate payment update system (see H.R. 
        2356), H5604 [30JN]
      Mental health: prohibit use of Federal funds for any universal 
        or mandatory mental health screening program (see H.R. 181), 
        H942 [2MR]
      Middle East: condemn attacks on U.S. citizens by Palestinian 
        terrorists (see H. Con. Res. 144), H2977 [4MY]
      Monuments and memorials: ensure memorials commemorating the 
        service of U.S. servicemembers may contain religious symbols 
        (see H.R. 2229), H3695 [19MY]
      National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Network: establish to 
        prepare, store, and distribute human umbilical cord blood stem 
        cells for the treatment of patients and to support peer-
        reviewed research (see H.R. 596), H3556 [18MY]
      National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record: provide an 
        amnesty period during which veterans and their families can 
        register certain firearms (see H.R. 2088), H2976 [4MY]
      National Labor Relations Act: ensure the right of employees to a 
        secret-ballot election conducted by the NLRB (see H.R. 874), 
        H791 [17FE]
      National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: support 
        goals and ideals (see H. Con. Res. 222), H7674 [6SE]
      National Review (publication): anniversary (see H. Res. 551), 
        H10157 [10NO]
      National security: improve security for driver's licenses and 
        identity documents, amend immigration laws to prevent entry of 
        terrorists, and ensure completion of certain border barriers 
        (see H.R. 418), H235 [26JA]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 21), H847 [1MR]
      Navy: declare a national policy for naval force structure (see 
        H.R. 375), H8809 [7OC]
      NSF: establish a Division of Food and Agricultural Science and 
        authorize funding for the support of fundamental agricultural 
        research of the highest quality (see H.R. 1563), H3894 [24MY]
      Oklahoma City, OK: anniversary of bombing of Alfred P. Murrah 
        Federal Building (see H. Res. 184), H1851 [8AP]
      Outer Continental Shelf: terminate effect of laws prohibiting 
        spending of appropriated funds to conduct oil and natural gas 
        leasing and preleasing activities (see H.R. 3811), H8735 [6OC]
      Peace Corps: remove as an option for service under the National 
        Call to Service military recruitment program (see H.R. 3709), 
        H8163 [20SE]
      Political campaigns: repeal disclosure requirement for certain 
        electioneering communication disbursements and prohibit making 
        such disbursements by corporations and labor organizations 
        (see H.R. 689), H521 [9FE]
      ------repeal limits on contributions and party campaign 
        expenditures, restore certain rights to exempt organizations, 
        and allow State and local parties to make expenditures using 
        nonfederal funds (see H.R. 1316), H2150 [19AP]
      Pornography: support vigorous enforcement of Federal obscenity 
        laws (see H. Con. Res. 52), H523 [9FE]
      Public lands: raise funds to respond to Hurricane Katrina and 
        future disasters by selling certain Forest Service and Dept. 
        of the Interior lands (see H.R. 3855), H8247 [21SE]
      Pujols, Albert: tribute (see H. Res. 626), H12049 [16DE]
      Reagan, Ronald: redesign the fifty dollar bill in commemoration 
        (see H.R. 766), H583 [10FE]
      Real estate: prohibit economic development assistance to States 
        or localities that use eminent domain to obtain property for 
        private commercial development or fail to pay relocation costs 
        to displaced persons (see H.R. 3405), H8847 [17OC]
      ------protect private property rights by limiting the power of 
        eminent domain (see H.R. 3135), H7862 [13SE] (see H.R. 4128), 
        H9426 [28OC]
      Science: prohibit the cloning of humans (see H.R. 1357), H1690 
        [17MR]
      Small business: analyze potential impacts of rules proposed by 
        certain agencies (see H.R. 682), H520 [9FE]
      ------improve access and choice relative to employee health care 
        (see H.R. 525), H348 [2FE]
      Social Security: dedicate surpluses to personal accounts that 
        can only be used to pay Social Security benefits (see H.R. 
        3304), H5913 [14JY]
      ------express concern relative to pending bankruptcy and call 
        for reform (see H. Res. 168), H1695 [17MR]
      ------include additional information in account statements (see 
        H.R. 1286), H2395 [20AP]
      Space policy: establish interagency aerospace revitalization 
        task force to develop national strategy for aerospace 
        workforce cultivation, training, and recruitment (see H.R. 
        758), H6651 [26JY]
      ------mint coins in commemoration of the anniversaries of NASA 
        and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (see H.R. 68), H286 [1FE]
      Sports: provide immunity for nonprofit athletic organizations in 
        lawsuits arising from claims of ordinary negligence relative 
        to the passage or adoption of rules for athletic competitions 
        and practices (see H.R. 1176), H8809 [7OC]
      States: authorize organization and service of a militia to help 
        prevent individuals from unlawfully crossing an international 
        border and entering the U.S. anywhere other than a port of 
        entry (see H.R. 3622), H7612 [29JY]
      ------limit acquisition by the U.S. of land located in States in 
        which 25 percent or more of the land is already owned by the 
        U.S. (see H.R. 1235), H1780 [5AP]
      Supreme Court: disapprove Kelo v. New London, CT, decision on 
        allowing local government seizure of private property (see H. 
        Res. 340), H5435 (see H. Res. 340), H5480 [29JN]
      Taxation: allow a deduction for premiums for high deductible 
        health plans required relative to health savings accounts (see 
        H.R. 37), H286 [1FE]
      ------allow a refundable credit for the purchase of private 
        health insurance and establish State health insurance safety-
        net programs (see H.R. 765), H583 [10FE]
      ------allow individuals a credit against income tax to offset 
        the high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel prices (see H.R. 
        3828), H8342 [22SE]
      ------change deadline for filing income tax returns (see H.R. 
        442), H6205 [20JY]
      ------exclude from gross income gain from the conversion of 
        property by reason of eminent domain (see H.R. 3268), H5800 
        [13JY]
      ------expand incentives for education (see H.R. 1380), H8388 
        [27SE]
      ------expand the tip tax credit to employers of cosmetologists 
        and promote tax compliance in the cosmetology sector (see H.R. 
        1345), H3436 [17MY]
      ------extend and expand the deduction for certain expenses of 
        elementary and secondary school teachers (see H.R. 2868), 
        H4400 [13JN]
      ------extend incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel (see 
        H.R. 2498), H4723 [17JN]
      ------make individual income tax rates for capital gains and 
        dividends permanent (see H.R. 809), H798 [17FE]
      ------permanently extend research credit, adjust the alternative 
        incremental credit rates, and provide an alternative 
        simplified credit for qualified research expenses (see H.R. 
        1736), H5362 [28JN]
      ------provide a credit dependent on enactment of State qualified 
        scholarship tax credits and allowed against the Federal income 
        tax for charitable contributions to certain education 
        investment organizations (see H.R. 4400), H11033 [18NO]
      ------provide a shorter recovery period for the depreciation of 
        certain systems installed in nonresidential buildings (see 
        H.R. 1241), H1369 [10MR]
      ------provide collegiate housing and infrastructure grants (see 
        H.R. 1548), H7814 [8SE]
      ------provide for deductibility of medical expenses by 
        individuals (see H.R. 4625), H12167 [17DE]
      ------provide for the proper tax treatment of certain disaster 
        mitigation payments (see H.R. 1134), H1026 [8MR]
      ------provide incentives for charitable contributions by 
        individuals and businesses (see H.R. 3908), H8386 [27SE]
      ------provide tax incentives for the purchase of qualified 
        health insurance (see H.R. 1872), H2646 [27AP]
      ------repeal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer 
        taxes (see H.R. 64), H73 [4JA]
      ------repeal excise tax on telephone use and other 
        communications services (see H.R. 1898), H7613 [29JY]
      ------repeal income tax, abolish the IRS, and institute a 
        national retail sales tax (see H.R. 25), H847 [1MR]
      ------repeal tax increase on Social Security benefits (see H.R. 
        1517), H2103 [14AP]
      ------treatment of beer (see H.R. 1306), H2103 [14AP]
      ------treatment of medical expenses (see H.R. 66), H73 [4JA]
      ------treatment of small businesses (see H.R. 3841), H8247 
        [21SE]
      Telecommunications: increase penalties for violations by 
        television and radio broadcasters of the prohibitions against 
        transmission of obscene, indecent, and profane material (see 
        H.R. 310), H354 [2FE]
      ------protect privacy rights of subscribers to wireless 
        communication services (see H.R. 1139), H988 [7MR]
      Trafficking Victims Protection Act: authorizing appropriations 
        (see H.R. 972), H3769 [23MY]
      Truth in Regulating Act: make permanent the pilot project for 
        the report on rules (see H.R. 1167), H6205 [20JY]
      U.N.: withhold U.S. contributions pending certification of U.N. 
        cooperation in investigation of Oil-for-Food Program (see H.R. 
        1092), H981 [3MR]
      Vietnam: anniversary of fall to communist forces of North 
        Vietnam (see H. Res. 228), H2472 [21AP]
      Voting: require individuals to present a government-issued photo 
        ID to vote in Federal elections (see H.R. 3910), H8986 [19OC]
      World War II: recognize contributions of the Marine Corps and 
        other units of the Armed Forces on the 60th anniversary of the 
        Battle of Iwo Jima (see H. Res. 119), H797 [17FE]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Children and youth: establish certain requirements relative to 
        provision of services to minors by certain family planning 
        projects (see H.R. 3011), H4895 [21JN]
      Courts: clarify jurisdiction of Federal courts over certain 
        cases and controversies involving the Pledge of Allegiance 
        (see H.R. 2389), H3434 [17MY]
      National Trails System Act: amend statute of limitations that 
        applies to certain claims (see H.R. 4581), H12048 [16DE]
      SBA: establish Veterans Business Outreach Centers and Technical 
        Mentoring Assistance Committees (see H.R. 3898), H8386 [27SE] 
        (see H.R. 3939), H8642 [29SE]
  Letters
      National Trails System Act amendment of statute of limitations 
        that applies to certain claims: Sarah and Gale Illig, 
        E2613 [18DE]
  Remarks
      American Society of Mechanical Engineers: anniversary (S. Con. 
        Res. 13), H852, H853 [2MR]
      Armed Forces: performance of abortions at overseas military 
        medical facilities, H4011 [25MY]
      ------support equal access for military recruiters to 
        institutions of higher education (H. Con. Res. 36), 
        consideration (H. Res. 59), H312 [2FE]
      China, Republic of: oppose People's Republic of China anti-
        secession law (H. Con. Res. 98), E514 [17MR]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance, H11983 [16DE]
      Congress: National Prayer Breakfast, H5956 [18JY]
      Corps of Engineers: enhance navigation capacity improvements and 
        ecosystem restoration plan for the Upper Mississippi River and 
        Illinois Waterway System, H5874 [14JY]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1815), 
        H4008, H4011 [25MY]
      ------continue exercise of statutory authority to support 
        activities of the Boy Scouts, H4008 [25MY]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), H1927 [13AP]
      Health: provide for collection and maintenance of human cord 
        blood stem cells for the treatment of patients and research 
        and authorize the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program 
        (H.R. 2520), E1091 [25MY]
      ------provide for collection and maintenance of human cord blood 
        stem cells for the treatment of patients and research and 
        authorize the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program 
        (H.R. 2520), Senate amendment, E2612 [18DE]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (H.R. 810), H3818 
        [24MY]
      Immigration: strengthen enforcement of immigration laws and 
        enhance border security (H.R. 4437), H11983 [16DE]
      National Bible Week: observance, E2446 [6DE]
      National Philanthropy Day: observance, E2283 [7NO]
      National Trails System Act: amend statute of limitations that 
        applies to certain claims (H.R. 4581), E2612-
        E2614 [18DE]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, H2955 [4MY]
      Schiavo, Terri: relief of parents, Robert and Mary Schindler (S. 
        686), H1725 [20MR]
      Senate Rules: amend relative to votes required to invoke cloture 
        on Presidential appointments in order to prevent filibuster, 
        H2955 [4MY]
      Small business: improve access and choice relative to employee 
        health care (H.R. 525), H6494 [26JY]
      Telecommunications: increase penalties for violations by 
        television and radio broadcasters of the prohibitions against 
        transmission of obscene, indecent, and profane material (H.R. 
        310), consideration (H. Res. 95), H641 [16FE]
      Votes: position on missed, H5440 [29JN]
      Water: provide for conservation and development of water and 
        related resources and authorize Dept. of the Army construction 
        and improvement projects for rivers and harbors (H.R. 2864), 
        H5874 [14JY]
  Tributes
      Byrd, Richard, E1040 [20MY]
      Clinton, Jerry, E1221 [14JN]
      Kast, Kevin F., E260 [16FE]
      Pope John Paul II, H1832 [6AP]




AKINS, BURL J.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1673 [29JY]




AKINTADE, VERONICA KEHINDE

  Bills and resolutions
      Relief (see H.R. 1531), H1846 [6AP]




AKRON (OH) BEACON JOURNAL

  Articles and editorials
      Still Chasing Conspiracies; We Wish John Kerry Would Have Won 
        Ohio. He Didn't, S42 [6JA]




AL KALIFA, AHMED BIN MOHAMMED

  Letters
      Arab League boycott of Israel, H11168 [7DE]




ALABAMA

  Amendments
      Bipartisan Committee To Investigate the Preparation for and 
        Response to Hurricane Katrina (House, Select): establish (H. 
        Res. 437), consideration (H. Res. 439), H8013 [15SE]
      Budget: reconciliation of the tax relief provisions of the 
        concurrent resolution (S. 2020), S12938, S13034, S13035, 
        S13036, S13037, S13038 [16NO], S13082, S13085, S13090, S13097, 
        S13104, S13113, S13115, S13116, S13119, S13120, S13122, 
        S13123, S13126, S13127, S13130, S13131, S13132, S13133, 
        S13134, S13135, S13136, S13186, S13187, S13206, S13207, 
        S13208, S13209, S13210, S13211, S13212, S13215, S13216, 
        S13218, S13219, S13221, S13222, S13224, S13225, S13226, 
        S13227, S13228, S13229, S13230, S13231, S13232, S13233, 
        S13234, S13235, S13236, S13237 [17NO]
      FEMA: allow transfer of funding to the Disaster Assistance 
        Direct Loan Program to facilitate direct loans to communities 
        (S. 1858), S11328 [7OC]
      Hurricanes: making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3673), 
        H7744 [7SE]
      ------provide assistance to individuals and States affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3971), S11328, S11329 [7OC]
      Taxation: provide tax benefits for the Gulf Opportunity Zone and 
        certain areas affected by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma (H.R. 
        4440), S13857 [16DE], H11923 [16DE]
      ------provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and provide incentives for charitable giving (H.R. 3768), 
        S10141 [15SE]
      ------provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and provide incentives for charitable giving (S. 1696), S10134 
        [15SE]
  Articles and editorials
      Big Cut in Katrina's Hotel Bill--Program Evacuees Were 
        Miscounted, Red Cross Says, S11506 [19OC]
      Corps' Own Study Backs Critics of Levee Engineering, S13548 
        [14DE]
      $11 Million a Day Spent on Hotels for Storm Relief, S11506 
        [19OC]
      Evidence Points to Man-Made Disaster, S13547 [14DE]
      FEMA Fool Sat on His Hands, H7707 [7SE]
      FEMA Plans To Reimburse Faith Groups for Aid--As Civil 
        Libertarians Object, Religious Organizations Weigh Whether To 
        Apply, S10712 [29SE]
      Housing Aid Called Too Much, Too Little--FEMA Critics Cite Waste 
        as Evacuees Strain To Pay Rent, S11507 [19OC]
      Housing Promises Made to Evacuees Have Fallen Short, H8667 [6OC]
      How the Coast Guard Gets It Right--Where Did Those Orange 
        Helicopters Come From, Anyway? The Story of the Little Agency 
        That Could, S12230 [2NO]
      Lack of FEMA Data Slows Relief, H9451 [1NO]
      Power Failure--Behind Poor Katrina Response, Long Chain of Weak 
        Links--Changing Structure of FEMA, Emphasis on Terrorism 
        Contributed to Problems--A Shortage of Helicopters, H7662 
        [6SE]
      Private Schools Welcome Those Displaced by Katrina, S10208 
        [20SE]
      Public Bailout. Private Agenda?, S10208 [20SE]
      Shameful Proclamation, E1845 [14SE]
      Small Businesses Lose Katrina Cleanup Contracts to Large Firms, 
        E2083 [7OC]
      Uganda Is Latest African Donor of Relief to Hurricane Katrina--
        Foreign Minister Kutesa Describes $200,000 Donation, E1842 
        [14SE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Agriculture: provide assistance to nursery crop and tropical 
        fruit producers whose agricultural operations were severely 
        damaged by Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, or Rita (see H.R. 
        4031), H8807 [7OC]
      Bankruptcy: provide relief relative to disaster-related debts 
        incurred by victims of Hurricane Katrina and other natural 
        disasters (see S. 1647), S9833 [8SE] (see S. 1787), S10594 
        [28SE] (see H.R. 3697), H7812 [8SE]
      Budget: reconciliation of the tax relief provisions of the 
        concurrent resolution (see S. 2020), S12949 [16NO]
      ------reduce mandatory and discretionary spending to offset 
        costs of rebuilding the Gulf Region in the wake of Hurricanes 
        Katrina and Rita (see S. 1928), S12006 [27OC]
      Bush, President: transmit information on contracts for services 
        or construction related to Hurricane Katrina recovery that 
        relate to wages and benefits to be paid to workers (see H. 
        Res. 467), H8388 [27SE] (see H. Res. 488), H8809 [7OC]
      Business and industry: clarify liability of government 
        contractors assisting in rescue, recovery, repair, and 
        reconstruction work in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and 
        other major disasters (see S. 1761), S10378 [22SE]
      Chattahoochee Trace National Heritage Corridor: conduct 
        suitability and feasibility study (see S. 2148), S14185 [20DE]
      Coast Guard: tribute to response to Hurricane Katrina (see S. 
        Res. 246), S10295 [21SE]
      ------tribute to response to Hurricane Katrina and provide 
        temporary relief to certain persons affected by such hurricane 
        relative to certain laws administered by the Coast Guard (see 
        H.R. 4508), H11503 [13DE]
      ------tribute to response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (see H. 
        Res. 486), H8809 [7OC]
      Corp. for National and Community Service: carry out national 
        service projects that address the needs arising from the 
        consequences of Hurricane Katrina, and other major disasters 
        or emergencies (see H.R. 3796), H8087 [15SE]
      Crime: extend the statute of limitations pursuant to state of 
        emergency (see H.R. 3730), H7859 [13SE]
      ------prevent interference with Federal disaster relief efforts 
        (see S. 1746), S10295 [21SE] (see H.R. 3728), H7859 [13SE]
      Davis-Bacon Act: reinstate application of the wage requirements 
        to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see S. 1749), S10295 [21SE] (see H.R. 3763), H7947 [14SE]
      ------reinstate application of the wage requirements to Federal 
        contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3763), 
        consideration (see H. Res. 516), H9276 [26OC]
      ------repeal Presidential authority to suspend wage requirements 
        during national emergencies and reinstate application of the 
        wage requirements to Federal contracts in areas affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3834), H8161 [20SE]
      ------termination of Presidential national emergency relative to 
        application of wage requirements to Federal contracts in areas 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina (see H.J. Res. 69), H9043 [20OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: provide additional authority and funding 
        to provide emergency food relief, in coordination with the 
        Dept. of Homeland Security, to victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and related conditions (see S. 1643), S9833 [8SE] (see S. 
        1695), S9985 [13SE]
      Dept. of HHS: establish position of HIV/AIDS Emergency Response 
        Coordinator to coordinate services for individuals displaced 
        by Huricanes Katrina or Rita (see H.R. 4633), H12167 [17DE]
      Dept. of HUD: authorize financial assistance under the Community 
        Development Block Grant Program for communities affected by 
        Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (see H.R. 4431), H11034 [18NO]
      ------establish a homesteading initiative that offers low-income 
        families displaced from their residences due to Hurricane 
        Katrina the opportunity to purchase a home (see S. 2088), 
        S13501 [13DE] (see H.R. 4514), H11503 [13DE]
      ------make single family properties pursuant to foreclosure 
        under the FHA mortgage insurance program available for 
        occupancy by families displaced by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 
        3794), H8087 [15SE]
      ------provide waivers under certain housing assistance programs 
        to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in obtaining housing 
        (see H.R. 3894), H8348 [26SE]
      ------temporarily suspend certain requirements under the 
        Community Development Block Grant Program for communities 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3896), H8348 [26SE]
      Dept. of the Treasury: authorize a special round of funding by 
        the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund for 
        assistance in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 
        4020), H8807 [7OC]
      ------issue Disaster Recovery Bonds (see H.R. 4076), H8918 
        [18OC]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: commend efforts of staff in response 
        to Hurricane Katrina (see S. Res. 259), S10594 [28SE] (see S. 
        Res. 263), S10823 [3OC]
      ------provide health care to members of the Armed Forces who 
        serve in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and 
        study potential health consequences (see H.R. 4007), H8733 
        [6OC]
      Disasters: assist victims of Hurricane Katrina and other major 
        disasters (see H.R. 3747), H7860 [13SE]
      ------establish special rules relative to certain disaster 
        assistance provided for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (see H.R. 
        4438), H11109 [6DE]
      ------make funds available for community disaster loans to 
        assist local governments in providing essential services 
        following Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 4024), H8807 [7OC]
      ------modify terms of the community disaster loan program (see 
        H.R. 4012), H8807 [7OC] (see H.R. 4090), H9042 [20OC]
      ------moratorium on payment of principal or interest on certain 
        mortgage loans secured by residential or commercial real 
        estate located in Hurricanes Katrina or Rita disaster areas 
        (see H.R. 4027), H8807 [7OC]
      ------provide temporary emergency assistance for primary 
        residences damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 
        (see H.R. 4266), H10144 [9NO]
      ------require Federal, State, and local agencies to comply with 
        public health, environmental, and environmental justice laws 
        and regulations (see S. Res. 261), S10724 [29SE] (see H. Res. 
        477), H8643 [29SE]
      Election Assistance Commission: make grants to States to restore 
        and replace election administration supplies, materials, and 
        equipment which were damaged as a result of Hurricanes Katrina 
        or Rita (see S. 2166), S14317 [21DE] (see H.R. 4140), H9102 
        [25OC]
      Employment: promote employment of workers displaced by Hurricane 
        Katrina in connection with Hurricane Katrina reconstruction 
        efforts (see S. 1644), S9833 [8SE] (see S. 1763), S10378 
        [22SE]
      Executive Office of the President: establish the Office of the 
        Hurricane Katrina Recovery Chief Financial Officer (see S. 
        1700), S10037 [14SE] (see H.R. 3813), H8088 [15SE]
      FEMA: allow transfer of funding to the Disaster Assistance 
        Direct Loan Program to facilitate direct loans to communities 
        (see S. 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858), S11313 [7OC]
      Financial institutions: provide emergency authority to guarantee 
        checks cashed by insured depository institutions and credit 
        unions for noncustomers who are victims of certain hurricanes 
        (see H.R. 3909), H8386 [27SE]
      GSA: modify requirements relative to authority to make repairs 
        and lease space if the repair or lease is required as a result 
        of damages from Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (see H.R. 4125), 
        H9101 [25OC]
      Gulf Coast Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Agency: establish 
        (see S. 1863), S11313 [7OC]
      Gulf Coast States: encourage the adoption of comprehensive, 
        modern, and uniform statewide building codes by Louisiana, 
        Mississippi, and Alabama (see H. Con. Res. 285), H9362 [27OC]
      Gulf Deregulation Commission: establish (see H.R. 4631), H12167 
        [17DE]
      Heflin, Howell: tribute (see S. Res. 93), S3147 [4AP]
      Housing Act: provide rural housing assistance to families 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3895), H8348 [26SE]
      Hurricanes: accelerate reemployment and employment of 
        individuals affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by 
        establishing grants to eligible entities to provide worker 
        recovery accounts to eligible individuals (see H.R. 3976), 
        H8732 [6OC]
      ------clarify which expenses relating to emergency shelters for 
        Katrina survivors are eligible for Federal reimbursement (see 
        S. 1684), S9931 [12SE]
      ------dedicate a percentage of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief 
        funds for mental health services for victims and first 
        responders (see H.R. 3708), H7813 [8SE]
      ------ease the provision of services to individuals affected by 
        Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (see H.R. 3975), H8732 [6OC]
      ------encourage lenders holding mortgages in communities 
        devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to not foreclose on 
        such mortgages until Congress considers relief legislation 
        (see S. Res. 340), S14186 [20DE] (see S. Res. 347), S14317 
        [21DE]
      ------encourage the President to appoint an individual to 
        oversee Federal funds for Hurricane Katrina recovery (see S. 
        Res. 242), S10119 [15SE]
      ------ensure assistance for foster children impacted by 
        Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3711), H7813 [8SE]
      ------ensure that emergency appropriation funds for hurricane 
        assistance relief are used only for individuals in affected 
        areas (see H.R. 4081), H8985 [19OC]
      ------ensure that Federal response and recovery efforts for 
        Hurricane Katrina include consideration for animal rescue and 
        care (see S. Res. 251), S10425 [26SE]
      ------establish a national commission to address the rebirth and 
        renewal of neighborhoods and communities affected by Hurricane 
        Katrina (see H.R. 3749), H7860 [13SE]
      ------establish an independent, Presidentially-appointed 
        commission to assess the circumstances related to the damage 
        caused by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3799), H8087 [15SE]
      ------establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future (see S. 1622), S9727 [7SE] (see S. 1748), S10295 
        [21SE] (see H.R. 3764), H7948 [14SE]
      ------establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future (H.R. 3764), consideration (see H. Res. 460), 
        H8387 [27SE]
      ------express condolences to victims, commend resiliency of the 
        people of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, 
        Texas and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and 
        rebuilding efforts (see H. Res. 567), H10909 [17NO]
      ------express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts (see S. Res. 233), S9645 [6SE] (see H. Res. 425), 
        H7742 [7SE]
      ------express gratitude to foreign individuals, organizations, 
        and governments that have offered material assistance and 
        other forms of support to those who have been affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (see H. Res. 428), H7742 [7SE]
      ------give priority in Federal contracting to businesses in 
        areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and treat such 
        small businesses as falling under the HUBZone program (see 
        H.R. 3988), H8733 [6OC]
      ------issue a special postage stamp to afford a means by which 
        the public may contribute to Hurricane Katrina disaster relief 
        (see H.R. 3740), H7860 [13SE]
      ------make grants to local educational agencies to restart 
        school operations interrupted by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita 
        (see H.R. 4048), H8808 [7OC]
      ------making emergency supplemental appropriations for relief 
        for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3645), 
        H7645 [2SE] (see H.R. 3673), H7741 [7SE]
      ------modify highway emergency relief program requirements 
        relative to projects for repair or reconstruction in response 
        to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina (see S. 1702), S10037 
        [14SE] (see S. 1714), S10119 [15SE] (see H.R. 3786), H8087 
        [15SE]
      ------permit participation of children affected by Hurricane 
        Katrina in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs (see H.R. 
        3890), H8341 [22SE]
      ------permit the solicitation of donations in Senate buildings 
        for the relief of victims of Hurricane Katrina (see S. Res. 
        235), S9727 [7SE]
      ------protect volunteers assisting the victims of Hurricane 
        Katrina (see H.R. 3736), H7860 [13SE]
      ------provide additional funds to local educational agencies for 
        elementary and secondary students displaced by Hurricane 
        Katrina (see H.R. 3748), H7860 [13SE]
      ------provide assistance to individuals and States affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3971), H8732 [6OC]
      ------provide assistance to individuals and States affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3971), concur with Senate amendment 
        with an amendment (see H. Res. 501), H8985 [19OC]
      ------provide assistance to rebuild communities, schools, and 
        hospitals damaged by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (see S. 1842, 
        1846), S11212 [6OC]
      ------provide assistance to rebuild hospitals damaged by 
        Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (see S. 1847), S11212 [6OC]
      ------provide assistance to revitalize institutions of higher 
        education affected by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (see H.R. 
        4016), H8807 [7OC]
      ------provide elementary and secondary education assistance to 
        students and schools impacted by Hurricane Katrina (see S. 
        1904), S11665 [20OC]
      ------provide emergency health care relief for survivors of 
        Hurricane Katrina (see S. 1716), S10119 [15SE] (see H.R. 
        3952), H8642 [29SE]
      ------provide emergency relief to meet the immediate health 
        care, housing, education, and financial needs of survivors of 
        Hurricane Katrina (see S. 1637), S9833 [8SE]
      ------provide for continued education of students affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (see S. 1764), S10378 [22SE]
      ------provide for reconstruction, replacement, and improvement 
        of infrastructure in the Gulf Coast States (see S. 1836), 
        S11212 [6OC]
      ------provide for reimbursement for business revenue lost as a 
        result of a facility being used as an emergency shelter for 
        Katrina survivors (see S. 1682), S9930 [12SE]
      ------provide for reimbursement of communities for purchases of 
        supplies distributed to Katrina survivors (see S. 1681), S9930 
        [12SE]
      ------provide for relief, recovery, and expansion of small 
        business concerns affected by Hurricane Katrina through 
        technical assistance, access to capital, and expanded Federal 
        contracting opportunities (see H.R. 4234), H9695 [4NO]
      ------provide for workers and businesses during the response to 
        Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (see S. 1925), S11917 [26OC]
      ------provide health care and health insurance coverage relief 
        to individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see S. 1769), S10424 [26SE]
      ------provide higher education relief to individuals and 
        institutions affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (see H.R. 
        4490), H11327 [8DE]
      ------provide Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program assistance for States providing assistance to Katrina 
        survivors (see H.R. 3845), H8247 [21SE]
      ------provide Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program assistance for States providing assistance to Katrina 
        survivors and accommodate special needs of such survivors 
        under the Medicare program (see S. 1688), S9931 [12SE]
      ------provide relief for students affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see S. 1683), S9931 [12SE]
      ------provide relief for students and institutions affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (see S. 1715), S10119 [15SE]
      ------provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina (see 
        S. 1777), S10513 [27SE]
      ------provide student loan forgiveness to the surviving spouses 
        and parents of the victims of Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 
        3802), H8087 [15SE]
      ------provide student loan forgiveness to the surviving spouses 
        and parents of the victims who were Hurricane Katrina or 
        Hurricane Rita first responders (see H.R. 4074), H8918 [18OC]
      ------recover, reclaim, restore and reconstruct lives and 
        communities and reunite families devastated by Hurricane 
        Katrina and address issues of poverty exposed by Hurricane 
        Katrina (see H.R. 4197), H9554 [2NO]
      ------require contracts relative to recovery efforts following 
        Hurricanes Katrina and Rita be awarded only after an open and 
        fair bidding process (see S. 1844), S11212 [6OC] (see H. Con. 
        Res. 251), H8387 [27SE]
      ------support goals and ideals of a national day of prayer and 
        remembrance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and encourage 
        all Americans to observe that day (see H. Con. Res. 240), 
        H7861 [13SE]
      ------temporarily suspend laws that deny certain Federal 
        benefits, grants, and licenses to victims of Hurricanse 
        Katrina or Rita due to convictions for certain drug crimes 
        (see H.R. 4169), H9362 [27OC] (see H.R. 4213), H9555 [2NO]
      Immigration: preserve certain benefits for victims of Hurricane 
        Katrina (see H.R. 3827), H8161 [20SE]
      Independent Commission To Prevent Fraud and Abuse in the 
        Response to Hurricane Katrina: establish (see H.R. 3838), 
        H8162 [20SE]
      ------establish (H.R. 3838), consideration (see H. Res. 537), 
        H9962 [7NO]
      Medicaid: prevent a reduction in the Federal medical assistance 
        percentage determined for a State for fiscal year 2006 (see 
        H.R. 3735), H7860 [13SE]
      ------provide temporary disaster relief in response to Hurricane 
        Katrina (see H.R. 3698), H7813 [8SE]
      National Flood Insurance Program: strengthen, encourage 
        participation, and provide certain owners of properties not 
        located in flood hazard zones a one-time opportunity to 
        purchase coverage (see S. 1936), S12006 [27OC] (see H.R. 
        3922), H8387 [27SE]
      Native Americans: Federal recognition of Mowa Band of Choctaw 
        Indians (see H.R. 3526), H7557 [28JY]
      NIST: establish a Katrina Assistance Program through the 
        Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (see H.R. 3826), 
        H8161 [20SE]
      Office of Special Inspector General for Hurricane Katrina 
        Recovery: establish (see H.R. 3737), H7860 [13SE]
      Office of Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction: 
        expand responsibilities to provide independent objective 
        audits and investigations relating to the Federal programs for 
        Hurricane Katrina recovery (see S. 1738), S10294 [21SE]
      Public lands: raise funds to respond to Hurricane Katrina and 
        future disasters by selling certain Forest Service and Dept. 
        of the Interior lands (see H.R. 3855), H8247 [21SE]
      Public welfare programs: provide assistance to families affected 
        by Hurricane Katrina through the Temporary Assistance for 
        Needy Families Program (see H.R. 3672), H7741 [7SE]
      Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity 
        Act--A Legacy for Users: allow Louisiana, Mississippi, and 
        Alabama to designate the projects for which certain highway 
        and transit funds may be obligated (see H.R. 3869), H8340 
        [22SE]
      Securities: issue Hurricane Relief Bonds in response to 
        Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and subsequent flooding and 
        displacement of residents in certain federally designated 
        disaster areas (see H.R. 3935), H8513 [28SE]
      Submerged Lands Act: make seaward boundaries of Louisiana, 
        Alabama, and Mississippi equivalent to seaward boundaries of 
        Texas and the Gulf Coast of Florida (see S. 735), S3278 [6AP] 
        (see H.R. 2634), H4073 [25MY]
      Taxation: allow a credit for providing housing to victims of 
        Hurricane Katrina and waive limitation on charitable donations 
        by individuals for donations for relief of victims of 
        Hurricane Katrina (see S. 1705), S10037 [14SE]
      ------allow a deduction for portion of charitable contributions 
        related to Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita in computing 
        adjusted gross income (see H.R. 4287), H10145 [9NO]
      ------allow full deduction of medical costs, not compensated by 
        insurance or otherwise, for residents in Hurricane Katrina 
        disaster area (see H.R. 4034), H8808 [7OC]
      ------allow victims of Hurricane Katrina to withdraw funds from 
        retirement plans without penalty (see H.R. 3733), H7860 (see 
        H.R. 3759), H7861 [13SE]
      ------allow victims of Presidentially-declared disasters to 
        withdraw funds from retirement plans without penalty (see H.R. 
        3741, 3742), H7860 [13SE]
      ------eliminate capital gains tax on investments in the 
        Hurricane Katrina disaster area to reduce estate taxes for 
        victims (see H.R. 4035), H8808 [7OC]
      ------extend Superfund financing for purposes of cleanup 
        activities relative to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (see H.R. 
        4481), H11326 [8DE]
      ------guarantee tax-exempt bonds for the purpose of rebuilding 
        the Gulf Coast from the impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 
        (see H.R. 3947), H8642 [29SE]
      ------provide certain hurricane-related tax relief (see H.R. 
        4323), H10225 [15NO]
      ------provide for Gulf tax credit bonds and advance refundings 
        of certain tax-exempt bonds, and provide a Federal guarantee 
        of certain State bonds (see H.R. 4337), H10501 [16NO]
      ------provide incentives for Hurricane Katrina recovery in the 
        Gulf Opportunity Zone (see H.R. 3987), H8733 [6OC]
      ------provide incentives for persons to open their homes to 
        Hurricane Katrina survivors (see H.R. 3744), H7860 [13SE]
      ------provide increased expensing for certain property in the 
        Gulf Opportunity Zone (see H.R. 4305), H10156 [10NO]
      ------provide tax benefits for the Gulf Opportunity Zone and 
        certain areas affected by Hurricane Rita (see H.R. 4155), 
        H9361 [27OC]
      ------provide tax benefits for the Gulf Opportunity Zone and 
        certain areas affected by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma (see H.R. 
        4440), H11109 [6DE]
      ------provide tax relief for persons affected by Hurricane 
        Katrina (see H.R. 3769), H7948 [14SE]
      ------provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and provide incentives for charitable giving (see S. 1696), 
        S9985 [13SE] (see H.R. 3768), H7948 [14SE]
      ------provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and provide incentives for charitable giving (H.R. 3768), 
        concur with Senate amendment with an amendment (see H. Res. 
        454), H8247 [21SE]
      Thompson, Myron H.: tribute (see H. Res. 478), H8648 [3OC]
      Unemployment: provide benefits for Hurricane Katrina victims 
        (see H.R. 3774), H7948 [14SE]
      Voting: extend to Hurricane Katrina evacuees the right to use 
        absentee balloting and registration procedures available to 
        military and overseas voters (see S. 1867), S11313 [7OC] (see 
        H.R. 3734), H7860 [13SE]
  Certificates of election
      Senate: Richard C. Shelby, S3 [4JA]
  Chronologies
      Hurricane Katrina history of Government preparedness and 
        response plans: Committee on Homeland Security (House), H7971-
        H8009 [15SE]
  Essays
      General Welfare: Zachary Robinson, E1960 [27SE]
  Explanations
      Gulf Opportunity Zone Act (H.R. 4440), S14028-S14053 [19DE]
  Factsheets
      Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Relative to Educational 
        Challenges of Hurricane Katrina: Congressional Black Caucus, 
        H8500 [28SE]
  Journals
      Personal account of experience providing disaster relief for 
        States impacted by Hurricane Katrina and Rita: Craig Van 
        Waardhuizen, Northwest Iowa Transportation, Inc., S11731-
        S11734 [21OC]
      Trip Diary of Hurricane Katrina Farmworkers Disaster Relief 
        Effort: John D. Arnold, S12230-S12234 [2NO]
  Letters
      Bipartisan development of Hurricane Katrina relief legislation: 
        Senators Landrieu and Vitter, S9773 [8SE]
      Community Disaster Loan Act: Beverly O'Neill and Tom Cochran, 
        U.S. Conference of Mayors, S11285 [7OC]
      Education of displaced students affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        through vouchers to attend private schools: Barry W. Lynn, 
        Americans United for Separation of Church and State 
        (organization), H12265 [18DE]
      Emergency Health Care Relief Act: Michael O. Leavitt, Sec. of 
        HHS, S10578 [28SE]
      ------Senators Grassley and Baucus, Committee on Finance 
        (Senate), S10580 [28SE]
      Emergency supplemental appropriations for relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina: Joshua B. Bolten, OMB, S9595 
        [1SE]
      ------President Bush, S9595 [1SE]
      Ensure assistance for foster children impacted by Hurricane 
        Katrina: Shay Bilchik, Child Welfare League of America, H7914 
        [14SE]
      Expressing condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina: Ariel 
        Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, S11291 [7OC]
      ------Dan Hays, Canadian Senate, S11290 [7OC]
      ------Jassim Mohammad Al-Kharafi, Kuwaiti National Assembly, 
        S11291 [7OC]
      ------Katalin Szili, Hungarian National Assembly, S11290 [7OC]
      ------Sergio Paez Verdugo and Anders B. Johnson, Inter-
        Parlimentary Union, S11291 [7OC]
      ------Silvan Shalom, Foreign Minister of Israel, S11291 [7OC]
      Federal relief efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina: 
        Representative Rangel, E1805 [8SE]
      Gulf Opportunity Zone Public Finance Relief Act: Representative 
        Oxley, Committee on Financial Services (House), E2416 [18NO]
      ------Representative Thomas, Committee on Ways and Means 
        (House), E2416 [18NO]
      Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act: Representative Nussle, 
        Committee on the Budget (House), E1893 [20SE]
      ------Representative Thomas, Committee on Ways and Means 
        (House), E1893 [20SE]
      Occupational safety and health law enforcement relative to 
        recovery and cleanup efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes 
        Katrina and Rita: National Council for Occupational Safety and 
        Health, H10240 [16NO]
      Tax treatment of employer provided housing assistance for 
        individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina: Mark C. Drennen, 
        Greater New Orleans, Inc., S13707 [16DE]
      ------Michael J. Olivier, Louisiana Economic Development, S13707 
        [16DE]
      ------R. Bruce Josten, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, S13706, S13707 
        [16DE]
      Use of undocumented workers in the carrying out of contracts to 
        rebuild communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina: Senator 
        Landrieu, S11760 [24OC]
  Lists
      Challenges and accomplishments of disaster relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S9596 [1SE]
      Donations and assistance provided for relief efforts for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S9616-S9618 [6SE]
      Extraneous provisions in S. 2020, Tax Relief Act, S13141 [17NO]
      UMS-Wright Preparatory School, Mobile, AL, football team and 
        coaching staff members, E2599 [17DE]
  Motions
      Budget: reconciliation of the tax relief provisions of the 
        concurrent resolution (S. 2020), S13080, S13101, S13102, 
        S13103, S13104, S13114, S13123, S13124, S13125, S13126, 
        S13128, S13129, S13131, S13132, S13133, S13134 [17NO]
      Davis-Bacon Act: termination of Presidential national emergency 
        relative to application of wage requirements to Federal 
        contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina (H.J. Res. 
        69), H9811 [7NO]
  Oaths of office
      Shelby, Richard C.: Senate, S4 [4JA]
  Prayers
      ``Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina,'' Yona Metzger, 
        S11291 [7OC]
  Remarks in House
      Alabama A&M University: tribute to men's basketball team, E437 
        [14MR]
      American Gaming Association: tribute to gaming industry for 
        efforts to provide relief for gaming employees in States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H7872 [14SE]
      America's Second Harvest (organization): release of report 
        documenting the impact of emergency food distribution, E2567 
        [17DE]
      Anniston, AL: tribute to Anniston Army Depot 100th Stryker 
        project, E176 [8FE]
      Ashland, AL: tribute to Clay County High School football team, 
        E2581 [17DE]
      Auburn, AL: Auburn Early Education Center recipient of Intel/
        Scholastic Schools of Distinction award, E2135 [20OC]
      Auburn University: tribute to War on Hunger campaign, E89 [26JA]
      Bankruptcy: provide relief relative to disaster-related debts 
        incurred by victims of Hurricane Katrina and other natural 
        disasters (H.R. 3697), E1803 [8SE]
      Budget: allocation of funds, H10005-H10012 [8NO], H10117-H10124 
        [9NO]
      Burks, Amy: Morgan County, AL, Democratic Party Newton B. Powell 
        Award recipient, E2274 [3NO]
      Bush, President: transmit information on contracts for services 
        or construction related to Hurricane Katrina recovery that 
        relate to wages and benefits to be paid to workers (H. Res. 
        488), H9036 [20OC]
      Capitol Police: tribute to officers participating in relief 
        efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H8166 [21SE]
      Carroll County, GA: tribute to citizens and organizations for 
        efforts to provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane 
        Katrina, H8132 [20SE]
      Coast Guard: authorize additional funding for operation and 
        maintenance as a result of Hurricane Katrina, H8040 [15SE]
      ------role in disaster relief and security efforts, H8233-H8237 
        [21SE]
      ------role in relief efforts for States impacted by Hurricane 
        Katrina, H7874 [14SE], E1859 [15SE]
      ------tribute to Air Station Savannah for response to Hurricane 
        Katrina, E2085 [17OC]
      ------tribute to Auxiliary Flotilla 014-05-05 Edison, NJ, for 
        response to Hurricane Katrina, E2501 [8DE]
      ------tribute to response to Hurricane Katrina, H8957 [19OC]
      ------tribute to response to Hurricane Katrina and provide 
        temporary relief to certain persons affected by such hurricane 
        relative to certain laws administered by the Coast Guard (H.R. 
        4508), H11567-H11569 [14DE], E2556 [15DE]
      Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Co.: tribute to response to 
        Hurricane Katrina, E2086 [17OC]
      COLSA Corp.: anniversary, E2339 [10NO]
      Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.: candlelight vigil 
        on Capitol steps in support of relief efforts for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H8167 [21SE]
      Corporations: tribute for efforts to provide relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, E2305 [9NO]
      ------tribute for efforts to provide relief for States impacted 
        by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, H10232 [16NO]
      Davis-Bacon Act: reinstate application of the wage requirements 
        to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, 
        H8130 [20SE], H9031, H9033 [20OC], E2083 [7OC]
      ------reinstate application of the wage requirements to Federal 
        contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3763), 
        H8156, H8157 [20SE], E1845 [14SE]
      ------repeal Presidential authority to suspend wage requirements 
        during national emergencies and reinstate application of the 
        wage requirements to Federal contracts in areas affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina, H8217 [21SE]
      ------waiver of prevailing wage requirements for relief effort 
        contracts in States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H7847-H7849 
        [13SE], H8067, H8083 [15SE], H8900, H8901 [18OC]
      DeLay, Representative: characterization of remarks relative to 
        use of profits from Federal housing programs for relief 
        efforts for housing victims of Hurricane Katrina, H8103 [20SE]
      Denton, TX: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, E2163 
        [25OC]
      Dept. of Defense: recommendation to realign Fort Rucker, AL, 
        H9304 [27OC]
      Dept. of Education: utilize the Education of Homeless Children 
        and Youth Program to assist children displaced by Hurricane 
        Katrina, H7752 [8SE]
      Dept. of HUD: provide waivers under certain housing assistance 
        programs to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in obtaining 
        housing (H.R. 3894), H8663-H8668 [6OC]
      ------temporarily suspend certain requirements under the 
        Community Development Block Grant Program for communities 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3896), H8670-H8674 [6OC]
      Dept. of Labor: waiver of affirmative action program 
        requirements for new Federal contracts in areas affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina, H9031, H9034 [20OC]
      Dept. of the Treasury: issue Disaster Recovery Bonds (H.R. 
        4076), E2120 [18OC]
      Disasters: improve preparedness and response plans, H10507 
        [17NO]
      ------modify terms of the community disaster loan program (H.R. 
        4012), H8795 [7OC], E2055 [7OC]
      ------modify terms of the community disaster loan program (H.R. 
        4090), E2139 [20OC]
      ------moratorium on payment of principal or interest on certain 
        mortgage loans secured by residential or commercial real 
        estate located in Hurricanes Katrina or Rita disaster areas 
        (H.R. 4027), E2070 [7OC]
      ------require Federal, State, and local agencies to comply with 
        public health, environmental, and environmental justice laws 
        and regulations (H. Res. 477), E2000 [29SE]
      Dittman, Bernie: Alabama Broadcasters' Association Broadcaster 
        of the Year Award recipient, E784 [27AP]
      Dodge, Harold: School Superintendents of Alabama (organization) 
        Superintendent of the Year award recipient, E2309 [9NO]
      El Paso, TX: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts 
        to provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        H7621 [2SE]
      Employment: promote employment of workers displaced by Hurricane 
        Katrina in connection with Hurricane Katrina reconstruction 
        efforts, H8067 [15SE]
      Executive Office of the President: establish the Office of the 
        Hurricane Katrina Recovery Chief Financial Officer, H8107 
        [20SE]
      Federal aid programs: extend Medicare cost-sharing for 
        qualifying individuals and Medicaid transitional medical 
        assistance programs, H8948, H8950 [19OC]
      FEMA: allow transfer of funding to the Disaster Assistance 
        Direct Loan Program to facilitate direct loans to communities 
        (S. 1858), H8794-H8798 [7OC]
      ------develop plan to relocate Hurricane Katrina victims being 
        housed in hotels to more permanent housing, H11496 [13DE], 
        H11509 [14DE]
      ------improve delivery of temporary housing to Hurricane Katrina 
        evacuees, H12037 [16DE], E2623 [19DE]
      ------role in providing housing assistance to those adversely 
        affected by hurricanes in Gulf Coast Region, H9450 [1NO]
      Fort Worth, TX: tribute to JPS Health Network for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and 
        Rita, E2185 [27OC]
      Georgia: tribute to schools, teachers, and students for efforts 
        to provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        H7874 [14SE]
      Gulf Coast States: encourage the adoption of comprehensive, 
        modern, and uniform statewide building codes by Louisiana, 
        Mississippi, and Alabama (H. Con. Res. 285), H9332 [27OC]
      ------water resources, floods, and disaster mitigation policies, 
        H7924 [14SE]
      Head Start Program: provide technical assistance, guidance, and 
        resources to Head Start agencies which provide services to 
        children impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H8313, H8314 [22SE]
      Housing Act: provide rural housing assistance to families 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3895), H8668-H8670 [6OC]
      Huntsville, AL: anniversary, E1659 [29JY]
      Hurricanes: conduct a congressional inquiry into Federal 
        response to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita and make 
        immediate corrective measures to improve such responses in the 
        future, H8360, H8361 [27SE]
      ------dedicate a percentage of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief 
        funds for mental health services for victims and first 
        responders (H.R. 3708), H7823 [13SE]
      ------ease the provision of services to individuals affected by 
        Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (H.R. 3975), H10235-H10242 [16NO], 
        E2394 [17NO]
      ------enforcement of occupational safety and health laws 
        relative to recovery and cleanup efforts in the aftermath of 
        Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, H10240-H10242 [16NO]
      ------ensure assistance for foster children impacted by 
        Hurricane Katrina, H7913 [14SE]
      ------establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future, H7962, H7968, H8011, H8064 [15SE], H8151, 
        H8153-H8155, H8158 [20SE], H8223-H8229 [21SE], H8378 [27SE], 
        H8392, H8394, H8395, H8488, H8504, H8507 [28SE], H8830, H8831, 
        H8835, H8836 [17OC], H8855 [18OC], H8972, H8976 [19OC], H9023-
        H9025 [20OC], H9094 [25OC], H9267-H9273 [26OC], H9681, H9686 
        [4NO], H10030, H10035 [8NO], E1820 [13SE], E1885 [19SE]
      ------establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future (H.R. 3764), H8328 [22SE], H8720-H8722, H8725-
        H8727, H8730 [6OC], H8896-H8902 [18OC], H9337-H9343 [27OC], 
        E1846, E1847 [14SE], E1878, E1879 [15SE]
      ------establish independent commission and request GAO oversight 
        of Federal spending and contracting in response to Hurricane 
        Katrina, H7849 [13SE]
      ------establish offsets for emergency supplemental 
        appropriations for relief for States impacted by Hurricane 
        Katrina, H7677 [7SE]
      ------establish offsets for funding for relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H8106 [20SE], H8166, H8167, 
        H8168, H8218 [21SE], H8394, H8395, H8485 [28SE], H8651, H8708 
        [6OC], H8799 [7OC], H8896, H8900-H8902 [18OC], H8923, H8924, 
        H8953, H8958, H8966-H8979 [19OC], H9014, H9015, H9019-H9026 
        [20OC], H9079-H9083 [25OC], H9107 [26OC], H9280 [27OC]
      ------establish offsets for funding for relief for States 
        impacted by hurricanes, H8854, H8855, H8856 [18OC]
      ------exempt victims of Hurricane Katrina from seizure of 
        condemned property through exercise of eminent domain, H9599, 
        H9600 [3NO]
      ------express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts, H8501-H8504 [28SE]
      ------express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts (H. Res. 425), H7681-H7689 [7SE], E1807 [8SE], E1847 
        [14SE]
      ------express gratitude to foreign individuals, organizations, 
        and governments that have offered material assistance and 
        other forms of support to those who have been affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (H. Res. 428), H7773 [8SE]
      ------express gratitude to Uganda for donation to those who have 
        been affected by Hurricane Katrina, E1842 [14SE]
      ------impact of Hurricane Katrina on African Americans, H7676 
        [7SE], H7804 [8SE]
      ------impact of Hurricane Katrina on children, H7835 [13SE]
      ------impact of Hurricane Katrina on Hispanic immigrants, H7676 
        [7SE]
      ------impact of poverty levels on the extent of damages and 
        financial hardship experienced by Hurricane Katrina victims, 
        E1837 [14SE], E1876 [15SE]
      ------investigate lapses in recovery efforts following Hurricane 
        Katrina, reasons for the severity of damages, and ways to 
        prevent future damages during reconstruction, H8493-H8499 
        [28SE]
      ------making emergency supplemental appropriations for relief 
        for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3645), H7616-
        H7643 [2SE], H7851 [13SE], E1753, E1758, E1759, E1760 [6SE], 
        E1769, E1771, E1772, E1775, E1780, E1782 [7SE], E1790, E1792, 
        E1800, E1806, E1810 [8SE], E1820 [13SE]
      ------making emergency supplemental appropriations for relief 
        for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3673), H7697, 
        H7703 [7SE], H7748, H7755, H7756, H7777-H7786, H7794 [8SE], 
        H7851 [13SE], H8107 [20SE], E1798, E1799, E1800, E1801, E1802, 
        E1804, E1806, E1807, E1808, E1809, E1811 [8SE], E1815, E1816 
        [12SE], E1825, E1827, E1833, E1834, E1835 [13SE], E1857 
        [15SE], E1885 [19SE]
      ------protect volunteers assisting the victims of Hurricane 
        Katrina (H.R. 3736), H7871, H7883-H7887 [14SE]
      ------provide additional funds to local educational agencies for 
        elementary and secondary students displaced by Hurricane 
        Katrina, H12056 [17DE]
      ------provide assistance to individuals and States affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina, H10641 [17NO], H11331 [12DE]
      ------provide assistance to individuals and States affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3971), H8678-H8683 [6OC]
      ------provide assistance to individuals and States affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3971), concur with Senate amendment 
        with an amendment (H. Res. 501), H8946-H8950 [19OC]
      ------provide emergency health care relief for survivors of 
        Hurricane Katrina (S. 1716), H8650 [6OC]
      ------provide for education of displaced students affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina through vouchers to attend private schools, 
        H12265 [18DE]
      ------provide for reconstruction, replacement, and improvement 
        of infrastructure in the Gulf Coast States, E2515 [13DE]
      ------relief efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        H7647, H7648, H7649, H7650, H7666-H7670 [6SE], H7675, H7676, 
        H7677, H7698-H7720, H7726-H7733 [7SE], H7747, H7748, H7749-
        H7756, H7791, H7792, H7794, H7801-H7805 [8SE], H7836, H7838, 
        H7844-H7857 [13SE], H7871, H7873, H7874, H7930-H7935 [14SE], 
        H7961, H7962 [15SE], H8148-H8155 [20SE], H8166, H8167 [21SE], 
        H8700 [6OC], H8804 [7OC], H9453, H9467 [1NO], H11512 [14DE], 
        E1756 [6SE], E1805, E1809 [8SE], E1815 [12SE], E1835 [13SE]
      ------relief efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina 
        and Hurricane Rita, H8394 [28SE], H8633-H8639 [29SE], H12163 
        [17DE]
      ------relief efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina 
        relative to employment of displaced persons, H7747 [8SE]
      ------simplify process for Hurricane Katrina victims to request 
        disaster-related assistance, H7650 [6SE]
      ------support goals and ideals of a national day of prayer and 
        remembrance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and encourage 
        all Americans to observe that day (H. Con. Res. 240), H7877-
        H7879 [14SE]
      ------temporarily suspend laws that deny certain Federal 
        benefits, grants, and licenses to victims of Hurricanse 
        Katrina or Rita due to convictions for certain drug crimes 
        (H.R. 4169), E2203 [27OC]
      ------temporarily suspend laws that deny certain Federal 
        benefits, grants, and licenses to victims of Hurricanse 
        Katrina or Rita due to convictions for certain drug crimes 
        (H.R. 4213), E2258 [3NO]
      ------tribute to first responders participating in relief 
        efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H8166, H8168 
        [21SE]
      Immigration: preserve certain benefits for victims of Hurricane 
        Katrina (H.R. 3827), H8167, H8172-H8176 [21SE]
      Independent Commission To Prevent Fraud and Abuse in the 
        Response to Hurricane Katrina: establish (H.R. 3838), H8841 
        [17OC], H8901 [18OC], H9338, H9342 [27OC]
      Law enforcement: provide assistance in identification and 
        location of sex offenders relocated as a result of Hurricane 
        Katrina, H7898 [14SE]
      Los Angeles, CA: tribute to Dream Center for efforts to provide 
        relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H7873 [14SE]
      Loxley, AL: Loxley Elementary School recipient of the 
        President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports State 
        Champion Award, E2544 [15DE]
      Medicaid: extend the qualified individual program for cost-
        sharing assistance to low-income Medicare beneficiaries, H8949 
        [19OC]
      ------provide temporary disaster relief in response to Hurricane 
        Katrina, H7701 [7SE]
      Millry, AL: anniversary, E1098 [25MY]
      Mobile, AL: anniversary of Government Street Presbyterian 
        Church, E2541 [15DE]
      ------tribute to St. Paul's Episcopal School, E2384 [17NO]
      ------tribute to UMS-Wright Preparatory School football team, 
        E2599 [17DE]
      Montgomery, AL: tribute to Hyundai Motor Corp. assembly and 
        manufacturing plant, E1035 [20MY]
      Nashville, TN: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts 
        to provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        H7873 [14SE]
      National Flood Insurance Program: strengthen, encourage 
        participation, and provide certain owners of properties not 
        located in flood hazard zones a one-time opportunity to 
        purchase coverage (H.R. 3922), H11242 [8DE]
      Natural gas: allow leasing activities on certain portions of the 
        Outer Continental Shelf, H11495 [13DE]
      NIST: establish a Katrina Assistance Program through the 
        Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program, H8206, H8207 
        [21SE]
      Ohio: tribute to first responders from 18th District 
        participating in relief efforts for States impacted by 
        Hurricane Katrina, H8166 [21SE]
      Oklahoma: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, E1860 
        [15SE]
      PPL Electric Utilities Corp.: tribute to response of employees 
        to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, H8896 [18OC]
      Project Backpack: commend efforts to provide toys and school 
        supplies to children displaced by Hurricane Katrina, E1974 
        [28SE]
      Public welfare programs: provide assistance to families affected 
        by Hurricane Katrina through the Temporary Assistance for 
        Needy Families Program (H.R. 3672), H7766-H7773 [8SE]
      RomeKares (organization): tribute for efforts to provide relief 
        for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H7874 [14SE]
      Seale, AL: tribute to Russell County High School baseball team, 
        E1437 [1JY]
      South Burlington, VT: tribute to South Burlington Fire Dept., 
        for efforts to provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane 
        Katrina, E2252 [3NO]
      South Carolina: tribute to South Carolina Cares Initiative for 
        relief efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H7822 
        [13SE]
      Summerdale, AL: anniversary, E852 [3MY]
      Sylacauga, AL: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 100 
        Best Communities for Young People award recipient, E2256 [3NO]
      Taxation: provide for Gulf tax credit bonds and advance 
        refundings of certain tax-exempt bonds, and provide a Federal 
        guarantee of certain State bonds (H.R. 4337), H10363 [16NO]
      ------provide incentives for Hurricane Katrina recovery in the 
        Gulf Opportunity Zone, H9335 [27OC]
      ------provide tax benefits for the Gulf Opportunity Zone and 
        certain areas affected by Hurricane Rita (H.R. 4155), H11076 
        [6DE]
      ------provide tax benefits for the Gulf Opportunity Zone and 
        certain areas affected by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma (H.R. 
        4440), H11152-H11163 [7DE], H11242 [8DE], H11923, H11940 
        [16DE]
      ------provide tax relief for persons affected by Hurricane 
        Katrina, H7872 [14SE]
      ------provide tax relief for persons affected by Hurricane 
        Katrina (H.R. 3769), H8804 [7OC]
      ------provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and provide incentives for charitable giving (H.R. 3768), 
        H7871 [14SE], H8014-H8022, H8065 [15SE]
      ------provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and provide incentives for charitable giving (H.R. 3768), 
        consideration (H. Res. 454), H8189-H8195 [21SE]
      ------treatment of casinos affected by Hurricane Katrina, H8253 
        [22SE], H8516 [29SE], H8650 [6OC], H11076 [6DE]
      Texas: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H7875 
        [14SE]
      ------tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and 
        Rita, H9934 [7NO]
      Thompson, Myron H.: tribute (H. Res. 478), E2005 [3OC]
      United Kingdom: food rations sent as relief effort to States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H8168 [21SE]
      Urquhart, Marietta Murray: Mobile, AL, City Council of Beta 
        Sigma Pi International Sorority First Lady of the Year Award 
        recipient, E480 [17MR]
      Washington County, AL: anniversary of Frank and Ocllo Boykin 
        Hunting Lodge, E2385 [17NO]
      West Virginia: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts 
        to provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        E1761 [6SE]
      WKRG-TV (Mobile, AL): anniversary, E955 [12MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Agriculture: disaster assistance for crop relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S10278 [21SE]
      ------provide emergency assistance to agricultural producers who 
        have suffered losses as a result of drought, Hurricane 
        Katrina, and other natural disasters, S10276, S10277 [21SE]
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: redirect certain funds for relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S10272 [21SE]
      Armed Forces: role in relief efforts for States impacted by 
        Hurricane Katrina, S9945-S9947 [13SE]
      Auburn University: tribute to football team, S1196 [9FE]
      Bankruptcy: provide relief relative to disaster-related debts 
        incurred by victims of Hurricane Katrina and other natural 
        disasters (S. 1647), S9850 [8SE]
      Budget: allocation of funds, S12878 [16NO]
      ------reconciliation of the tax relief provisions of the 
        concurrent resolution (S. 2020), S12923-S12934, S12936-S12940 
        [16NO], S13072-S13146 [17NO], S13339, S13344, S13352-S13354 
        [18NO]
      ------reconciliation of the tax relief provisions of the 
        concurrent resolution (S. 2020), unanimous-consent agreement, 
        S13092 [17NO]
      Business and industry: clarify liability of government 
        contractors assisting in rescue, recovery, repair, and 
        reconstruction work in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and 
        other major disasters (S. 1761), S10392 [22SE], S10460 [26SE]
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: mosquito abatement 
        funding for areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, 
        S11906 [26OC]
      Coast Guard: tribute to response to Hurricane Katrina, S10209 
        [20SE], S12230 [2NO]
      ------tribute to response to Hurricane Katrina and provide 
        temporary relief to certain persons affected by such hurricane 
        relative to certain laws administered by the Coast Guard (H.R. 
        4508), S13937 [16DE]
      ------tribute to response to Hurricane Katrina (S. Res. 246), 
        S10304-S10307, S10325 [21SE]
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
        (Senate): conduct oversight of Hurricane Katrina relief 
        expenditures, S10226 [20SE]
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes, S1341 [14FE]
      Davis, Paul R.: Alabama Press Association Lifetime Achievement 
        Award recipient, S4013 [20AP]
      Davis-Bacon Act: reinstate application of the wage requirements 
        to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, 
        S11410 [17OC], S11888 [26OC]
      ------reinstate application of the wage requirements to Federal 
        contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina (S. 1749), 
        S10302 [21SE]
      ------waiver of prevailing wage requirements for relief effort 
        contracts in States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S10028 
        [14SE], S10107 [15SE]
      Democratic Policy Committee: oversight hearings on awarding and 
        carrying out of contracts to rebuild communities devastated by 
        Hurricane Katrina, S11758 [24OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: provide additional authority and funding 
        to provide emergency food relief, in coordination with the 
        Dept. of Homeland Security, to victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and related conditions (S. 1643), S9773, S9847 [8SE]
      Dept. of Education: TRIO programs funding for students affected 
        by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita through reductions in 
        departmental management funding, S11906 [26OC]
      Dept. of HHS: community health centers programs funding for 
        areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, S11906 [26OC]
      Dept. of HUD: establish a homesteading initiative that offers 
        low-income families displaced from their residences due to 
        Hurricane Katrina the opportunity to purchase a home (S. 
        2088), S13505 [13DE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: commend efforts of staff in response 
        to Hurricane Katrina, S10348 [22SE]
      ------commend efforts of staff in response to Hurricane Katrina 
        (S. Res. 259), S10603 [28SE]
      ------commend efforts of staff in response to Hurricane Katrina 
        (S. Res. 263), S10911 [3OC]
      Disasters: improve preparedness and response plans, S10461 
        [27SE], S11410 [17OC]
      Election Assistance Commission: make grants to States to restore 
        and replace election administration supplies, materials, and 
        equipment which were damaged as a result of Hurricanes Katrina 
        or Rita (S. 2166), S14328 [21DE]
      Employment: promote employment of workers displaced by Hurricane 
        Katrina in connection with Hurricane Katrina reconstruction 
        efforts (S. 1644), S9848 [8SE]
      ------promote employment of workers displaced by Hurricane 
        Katrina in connection with Hurricane Katrina reconstruction 
        efforts (S. 1763), S10382 [22SE]
      Executive Office of the President: establish the Office of the 
        Hurricane Katrina Recovery Chief Financial Officer (S. 1700), 
        S11508 [19OC]
      FEMA: allow transfer of funding to the Disaster Assistance 
        Direct Loan Program to facilitate direct loans to communities, 
        S11196, S11199 [6OC], S11251, S11252 [7OC]
      ------allow transfer of funding to the Disaster Assistance 
        Direct Loan Program to facilitate direct loans to communities 
        (S. 1858), S11280-S11285 [7OC]
      ------develop plan to relocate Hurricane Katrina victims being 
        housed in hotels to more permanent housing, S11505-S11508 
        [19OC]
      ------re-bid noncompetitive contracts and give priority to 
        businesses in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 
        S13090, S13124 [17NO]
      ------reimburse churches and other organizations assisting the 
        victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, S10711 [29SE]
      ------waive matching requirements for Emergency Management 
        Performance Grants Program funding relative to Hurricane 
        Katrina, S9979 [13SE]
      Gulf Coast Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Agency: establish 
        (S. 1863), S11317-S11322 [7OC]
      Habitat for Humanity International: tribute to Operation Home 
        Delivery, S10230 [20SE]
      Heflin, Howell: tribute (S. Res. 93), S3158 [4AP]
      Holloway, Natalie: disappearance, S12602 [9NO]
      Hurricanes: clarify which expenses relating to emergency 
        shelters for Katrina survivors are eligible for Federal 
        reimbursement (S. 1684), S9941 [12SE], S9995 [13SE]
      ------encourage lenders holding mortgages in communities 
        devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to not foreclose on 
        such mortgages until Congress considers relief legislation (S. 
        Res. 340), S14187 [20DE]
      ------ensure that Federal response and recovery efforts for 
        Hurricane Katrina include consideration for animal rescue and 
        care (S. Res. 251), S10460 [26SE]
      ------ensure that prohibition on discrimination on the basis of 
        sex is applied in an abortion-neutral manner relative to 
        elementary and secondary education assistance to students and 
        schools impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S14249 [21DE]
      ------establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future, S9743 [8SE], S9871 [9SE], S9900-S9902 [12SE], 
        S10008-S10010, S10016, S10030, S10031 [14SE], S10205, S10206 
        [20SE], S10333 [22SE], S12555 [9NO], S12902 [16NO]
      ------establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future (S. 1748), S10326 [21SE], S10391 [22SE], S12897-
        S12899 [16NO]
      ------establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future (S. 1748), unanimous-consent request, S12898 
        [16NO]
      ------establish an office to coordinate Federal, State, and 
        local actions and report on reconstruction efforts in areas 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina, S10111 [15SE]
      ------establish offsets for funding for relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S11289 [7OC], S11735-S11737 
        [21OC]
      ------express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts (S. Res. 233), S9630 [6SE]
      ------impact of Hurricane Katrina on the agricultural exporting 
        industry due to port and export infrastructure damage, S10349-
        S10351 [22SE]
      ------making emergency supplemental appropriations for relief 
        for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S11997 [27OC]
      ------making emergency supplemental appropriations for relief 
        for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3645), S9593-
        S9598 [1SE], S9744 [8SE]
      ------making emergency supplemental appropriations for relief 
        for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3673), S9796-
        S9799, S9803, S9805-S9813 [8SE], S9875 [9SE]
      ------making emergency supplemental appropriations for relief 
        for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3673), 
        unanimous-consent agreement, S9804 [8SE]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S13283, S13284, S13287 [18NO]
      ------permit the solicitation of donations in Senate buildings 
        for the relief of victims of Hurricane Katrina (S. Res. 235), 
        S9738 [7SE]
      ------provide additional funding to schools in affected areas 
        and school districts enrolling students displaced by Hurricane 
        Katrina, S10111 [15SE]
      ------provide assistance for cleanup and facility repair and 
        reconstruction costs for national parks and wildlife refuges 
        damaged by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, S14247 [21DE]
      ------provide assistance to individuals and States affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina, S11750 [24OC], S14226, S14228, S14229 
        [21DE]
      ------provide assistance to individuals and States affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3971), S11329 [7OC]
      ------provide assistance to individuals and States affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3971), concur with House amendment, 
        S11595 [19OC]
      ------provide elementary and secondary education assistance to 
        students and schools impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S12097-
        S12099 [1NO], S12212, S12213, S12218 [2NO], S12292-S12294 
        [3NO], S14299 [21DE]
      ------provide elementary and secondary education assistance to 
        students and schools impacted by Hurricane Katrina (S. 1904), 
        S11696-S11699 [20OC]
      ------provide emergency health care relief for survivors of 
        Hurricane Katrina, S12106-S12114 [1NO], S12301 [3NO]
      ------provide emergency health care relief for survivors of 
        Hurricane Katrina (S. 1716), S10147 [15SE], S10360 [22SE], 
        S10415-S10419 [26SE], S10578, S10579, S10625, S10626 [28SE], 
        S10784-S10791 [30SE], S11167-S11172 [5OC], S11472 [18OC], 
        S14075 [20DE]
      ------provide emergency health care relief for survivors of 
        Hurricane Katrina (S. 1716), unanimous-consent request, 
        S10579-S10582 [28SE], S10785 [30SE], S11165 [5OC], S11522-
        S11524 [19OC]
      ------provide emergency relief to meet the immediate health 
        care, housing, education, and financial needs of survivors of 
        Hurricane Katrina (S. 1637), S9895 [12SE], S13407 [18NO]
      ------provide financial relief to individuals and entities 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina, S9887 [9SE], S10071 [15SE]
      ------provide for continued education of students affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (S. 1764), S10387, S10388 [22SE]
      ------provide for reconstruction, replacement, and improvement 
        of infrastructure in the Gulf Coast States (S. 1836), S11226 
        [6OC]
      ------provide for reimbursement for business revenue lost as a 
        result of a facility being used as an emergency shelter for 
        Katrina survivors (S. 1682), S9941 [12SE], S9995 [13SE]
      ------provide for reimbursement of communities for purchases of 
        supplies distributed to Katrina survivors (S. 1681), S9941 
        [12SE], S9995 [13SE]
      ------provide health care and health insurance coverage relief 
        to individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (S. 1769), S10430-S10435 [26SE]
      ------provide housing assistance to victims of Hurricane 
        Katrina, S9792-S9794 [8SE], S12814, S12815 [15NO]
      ------provide Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program assistance for States providing assistance to Katrina 
        survivors and accommodate special needs of such survivors 
        under the Medicare program (S. 1688), S9941 [12SE]
      ------provide relief for students affected by Hurricane Katrina, 
        S10060 [15SE]
      ------provide relief for students affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (S. 1683), S9941 [12SE], S9995 [13SE]
      ------provide relief for students affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        through school vouchers, S10207-S10209 [20SE]
      ------provide relief for students and institutions affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina (S. 1715), S10128, S10147 [15SE]
      ------reallocate certain unspent emergency relief funding to 
        meet the immediate health care, housing, education, and 
        financial needs of survivors of Hurricane Katrina, S11167-
        S11172 [5OC]
      ------relief efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        S9608-S9630 [6SE], S9696, S9700-S9703, S9706, S9708-S9711, 
        S9715-S9717 [7SE], S9768-S9773, S9783, S9789, S9794, S9813-
        S9820 [8SE], S9866 [9SE], S9893, S9897, S9898, S9912 [12SE], 
        S9944, S9945, S9949-S9953, S9973 [13SE], S10000-S10002, 
        S10016, S10028-S10031 [14SE], S10068, S10105-S10109, S10151 
        [15SE], S10165-S10168 [19SE], S10205, S10206, S10226 [20SE], 
        S10333, S10349-S10351 [22SE], S10461-S10465 [27SE], S11174-
        S11178 [6OC], S11279, S11280 [7OC], S11505-S11508 [19OC], 
        S13546-S13551 [14DE], S13988, S13989, S13994 [19DE], S14292 
        [21DE]
      ------require Governmental hearings and briefings on relief 
        efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina to be made 
        public, S9744 [8SE], S10109 [15SE]
      Immigration: use of undocumented workers in the carrying out of 
        contracts to rebuild communities devastated by Hurricane 
        Katrina, S11758-S11761 [24OC]
      Iowa: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        S12943 [16NO]
      LSC: increase funding for nationwide legal services field 
        programs and for legal assistance to victims impacted by 
        Hurricane Katrina, S9779-S9783 [8SE]
      Medicaid: provide temporary disaster relief in response to 
        Hurricane Katrina, S9776-S9778, S9783 [8SE], S11522-S11524 
        [19OC]
      Natural gas: allow leasing activities on certain portions of the 
        Outer Continental Shelf, S11285-S11287 [7OC]
      Office of Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction: 
        expand responsibilities to provide independent objective 
        audits and investigations relating to the Federal programs for 
        Hurricane Katrina recovery (S. 1738), S11508 [19OC]
      Public welfare programs: provide assistance to families affected 
        by Hurricane Katrina through the Temporary Assistance for 
        Needy Families Program (H.R. 3672), S10149 [15SE]
      Science, Depts. of State, Justice, Commerce, and related 
        agencies: redirect certain funds for relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S10006-S10008 [14SE]
      Senate: legislative priorities, S9696, S9699 [7SE], S10396-
        S10398 [26SE], S10923 [4OC]
      Small business: provide emergency relief to small businesses 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S10010-S10012, S10018 [14SE], 
        S10071 [15SE]
      Taxation: allow a credit for providing housing to victims of 
        Hurricane Katrina and waive limitation on charitable donations 
        by individuals for donations for relief of victims of 
        Hurricane Katrina (S. 1705), S10017 [14SE]
      ------clarify eligibility and expedite receipt of benefits from 
        the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit for 
        hurricane victims, S13704, S13705 [16DE]
      ------extend certain expiring provisions to provide deficit 
        reduction and to provide tax relief for the victims of 
        Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, S13072-S13080 [17NO]
      ------prevent increase in tax rates on dividends and capital 
        gains to fund relief programs for those adversely affected by 
        hurricanes in Gulf Coast Region, S10791 [30SE]
      ------provide incentives for businesses affected by hurricanes 
        to retain their employees, S13704 [16DE]
      ------provide tax benefits for the Gulf Opportunity Zone and 
        certain areas affected by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma (H.R. 
        4440), S13457 [12DE], S13509 [13DE], S13702-S13708, S13743 
        [16DE], S14028 [19DE]
      ------provide tax benefits for the Gulf Opportunity Zone and 
        certain areas affected by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma (H.R. 
        4440), unanimous-consent request, S13692, S13697 [16DE]
      ------provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and provide incentives for charitable giving (H.R. 3768), 
        S10147 [15SE], S10320-S10325 [21SE], S10367 [22SE]
      ------provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and provide incentives for charitable giving (S. 1696), S9988 
        [13SE], S10031 [14SE], S10066, S10067, S10147 [15SE], S11178 
        [6OC]
      ------provide tax-exempt financing for nonresidential real 
        property within the Gulf Opportunity Zone, S13704 [16DE]
      ------treatment of employer provided housing assistance for 
        individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina, S13135 [17NO], 
        S13706 [16DE]
      Texas: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S9611 
        [6SE]
      Thanksgiving Day: observance, S13315 [18NO]
      Voting: ensure States impacted by Hurricane Katrina have 
        sufficient resources to participate in Federal elections, 
        S11764, S11765 [24OC]
      ------extend to Hurricane Katrina evacuees the right to use 
        absentee balloting and registration procedures available to 
        military and overseas voters (S. 1867), S11324 [7OC]
  Reports filed
      Gulf Coast Recovery Act: Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure (House) (H.R. 4438) (H. Rept. 109-364), H13188 
        [22DE]
      Hurricane Check Cashing Relief Act: Committee on Financial 
        Services (House) (H.R. 3909) (H. Rept. 109-326), H11108 [6DE]
      Katrina Emergency Assistance Act: Committee on Homeland Security 
        and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 1777), S10513 [27SE]
      Nomination of Kristi Dubose To Be District Judge: Committee on 
        the Judiciary (Senate), S13160 [17NO]
      Nomination of W. Keith Watkins To Be District Judge: Committee 
        on the Judiciary (Senate), S13160 [17NO]
      Oversight of Vital Emergency Recovery Spending Enhancement and 
        Enforcement Act: Committee on Homeland Security and 
        Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 1700), S10513 [27SE]
      President Bush Transmittal of Information on Contracts Related 
        to Hurricane Katrina Recovery That Relate to Workers' Wages 
        and Benefits: Committee on Education and the Workforce (House) 
        (H. Res. 467) (H. Rept. 109-258), H9425 [28OC]
      ------Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House) (H. 
        Res. 488) (H. Rept. 109-269), H9640 [3NO]
      Special Inspector General for Relief and Reconstruction Act: 
        Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
        (Senate) (S. 1738), S10513 [27SE]
      Tax Relief Act: Committee on Finance (Senate) (S. 2020), S12948 
        [16NO]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Budget: reconciliation of the tax relief provisions of the 
        concurrent resolution (S. 2020), S13102, S13103, S13104, 
        S13123, S13124, S13125, S13126, S13127, S13128, S13129, 
        S13131, S13132, S13133, S13134 [17NO]
  Statements
      Back to the Drawing Room--A First Look at Lessons Learned From 
        Katrina: Representative Kucinich, E1867 [15SE]
      Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Co., Response to 
        Hurricanes, E2086 [17OC]
      Improve Federal Government Preparedness and Response Plans After 
        Hurricane Katrina: Representative McKinney, E1824 [13SE]
  Summaries
      Dept. of Defense Support for Hurricane Katrina Relief, S9946 
        [13SE]
      Hurricane Katrina Food Assistance Relief Act (S. 1643), S9773 
        [8SE]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 240, support goals and ideals of a national day of 
        prayer and remembrance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and encourage all Americans to observe that day, H7877 [14SE]
      H. Res. 425, express condolences to victims of Hurricane 
        Katrina, commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, 
        Mississippi, and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and 
        rebuilding efforts, H7681 [7SE]
      H. Res. 428, express gratitude to foreign individuals, 
        organizations, and governments that have offered material 
        assistance and other forms of support to those who have been 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina, H7773 [8SE]
      H. Res. 454, consideration of H.R. 3768, Katrina Emergency Tax 
        Relief Act, H8189-H8192 [21SE]
      H. Res. 501, concur with Senate amendment with an amendment to 
        H.R. 3971, QI, TMA, and Abstinence Programs Extension and 
        Hurricane Katrina Unemployment Relief Act, H8946 [19OC]
      H.R. 3645, emergency supplemental appropriations for relief for 
        States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S9596 [1SE], H7618 [2SE]
      H.R. 3672, TANF Emergency Response and Recovery Act, H7766 [8SE]
      H.R. 3673, emergency supplemental appropriations for relief for 
        States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H7777 [8SE]
      H.R. 3736, Katrina Volunteer Protection Act, H7883 [14SE]
      H.R. 3768, Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act, S10320-S10323 
        [21SE], H8014-H8017 [15SE]
      H.R. 3827, Immigration Relief for Hurricane Katrina Victims Act, 
        H8172-H8175 [21SE]
      H.R. 3894, Hurricane Katrina Emergency Housing Act, H8663 [6OC]
      H.R. 3895, Rural Housing Hurricane Relief Act, H8668 [6OC]
      H.R. 3896, Hurricane Katrina Emergency Relief CDBG Flexibility 
        Act, H8670 [6OC]
      H.R. 3971, Social Services Emergency Relief and Recovery Act, 
        H8678 [6OC]
      H.R. 3975, Hurricane Regulatory Relief Act, H10235-H10238 [16NO]
      H.R. 4337, Gulf Opportunity Zone Public Finance Relief Act, 
        H10363-H10365 [16NO]
      H.R. 4440, Gulf Opportunity Zone Act, H11152-H11159 [7DE], 
        H11923-H11940 [16DE]
      H.R. 4508, Coast Guard Hurricane Relief Act, H11567 [14DE]
      S. 1637, Katrina Emergency Relief Act, S9838-S9844 [8SE]
      S. 1643, Hurricane Katrina Food Assistance Relief Act, S9847 
        [8SE]
      S. 1647, Hurricane Katrina Bankruptcy Relief and Community 
        Protection Act, S9851 [8SE]
      S. 1715, provide relief for students and institutions affected 
        by Hurricane Katrina, S10123-S10128 [15SE]
      S. 1764, provide for continued education of students affected by 
        Hurricane Katrina, S10388 [22SE]
      S. 1769, Public Health and Health Insurance Emergency Response 
        Act, S10431-S10434 [26SE]
      S. 1858, Community Disaster Loan Act, S11281 [7OC], H8798 [7OC]
      S. 1863, Gulf Coast Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Act, 
        S11318-S11321 [7OC]
      S. 1867, Displaced Citizens Voter Protection Act, S11324 [7OC]
      S. 2166, Hurricane Election Relief Act, S14328 [21DE]
      S. Res. 93, tribute to Howell Heflin, S3156, S3158 [4AP]
      S. Res. 233, express condolences to victims of Hurricane 
        Katrina, commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, 
        Mississippi, and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and 
        rebuilding efforts, S9631, S9691 [6SE]
      S. Res. 235, permit the solicitation of donations in Senate 
        buildings for the relief of victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        S9738 [7SE]
      S. Res. 242, encourage the President to appoint an individual to 
        oversee Federal funds for Hurricane Katrina recovery, S10130 
        [15SE]
      S. Res. 246, tribute to Coast Guard response to Hurricane 
        Katrina, S10304, S10325 [21SE]
      S. Res. 251, ensure that Federal response and recovery efforts 
        for Hurricane Katrina include consideration for animal rescue 
        and care, S10440, S10460 [26SE]
      S. Res. 259, commend efforts of Dept. of Veterans Affairs staff 
        in response to Hurricane Katrina, S10603 [28SE]
      S. Res. 261, require Federal, State, and local agencies to 
        comply with public health, environmental, and environmental 
        justice laws and regulations, S10760 [29SE]
      S. Res. 263, commend efforts of Dept. of Veterans Affairs staff 
        in response to Hurricane Katrina, S10827, S10911 [3OC]
      S. Res. 340, encourage lenders holding mortgages in communities 
        devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to not foreclose on 
        such mortgages until Congress considers relief legislation, 
        S14187 [20DE]
      S. Res. 347, encourage lenders holding mortgages in communities 
        devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to not foreclose on 
        such mortgages until Congress considers relief legislation, 
        S14337 [21DE]
  Tributes
      Bevill, Tom, E559 [6AP], E742 [22AP]
      Heflin, Howell, S3114, S3132 [4AP], S3176 [5AP], E574, E585 
        [7AP]
      Sessions, Senator, S14009 [19DE]




ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY

  Remarks in House
      Sports: tribute to men's basketball team, E437 [14MR]




ALABAMA FARMERS FEDERATION

  Remarks in House
      Henry, Mike and Denise: Alabama Farmers Federation Outstanding 
        Young Farm Family for Alabama award recipient, E2581 [17DE]




ALABAMA PRESS ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Davis, Paul R.: Alabama Press Association Lifetime Achievement 
        Award recipient, S4013 [20AP]




ALACHUA COUNTY, FL

  Remarks in House
      American Heart Association: donation of defibrillators to 
        schools, E712 [21AP]




ALAMEDA, CA

  Remarks in House
      U.N. Association of the U.S.A.: tribute to East Bay chapter, 
        E2116 [18OC]




ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA

  Remarks in House
      California: Alameda Corridor transportation projects funding, 
        H1036, H1043 [9MR], H7576 [29JY]
      Goff, Judy: Central Labor Council of Alameda County, CA, AFL-CIO 
        Unionist of the Year Award recipient, E1139 [7JN]




ALAMOGORDO, NM

  Bills and resolutions
      Nuclear weapons: anniversary of the Trinity Test, detonation of 
        the first nuclear device (see S. Res. 197), S8217 [13JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      National Civic League: All America City Award finalist, S7907 
        [1JY]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 197, anniversary of the Trinity Test, detonation of the 
        first nuclear device, S8237 [13JY]




ALANIS, McKING

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E286 [18FE]




ALASKA

  Amendments
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct a study on groundwater resources 
        in Alaska (S. 1338), S13061 [16NO]
  Articles and editorials
      Alaska Scout Leaders Die Near D.C., S8899 [26JY]
      Alaskans Who Sent Delegation to D.C. Owe Hurricane Survivors an 
        Apology, S11626 [20OC]
      Arctic Folly, E2049 [7OC]
      Big Oil Steps Aside in Battle Over Arctic, H2183 [20AP]
      BP, Exxon Hit With Antitrust Suit, S14115 [20DE]
      Dancing With Ghosts, H12230 [18DE]
      Four Scout Leaders Die in Va. Accident, S8900 [26JY]
      Just Say No to Pork, Alaska--Vote Ted Stevens, His Pals Out of 
        Office, S11626 [20OC]
      Let's Donate a Bridge to Victims of Katrina, S11626 [20OC]
      North Slope Report Fuels Alaska Drilling Debate, S12163 [2NO]
      Plan To Move ANWR to Defense Bill Moves Budget Deal Forward, 
        H12156 [17DE]
      Prudhoe Decline Highlights U.S. Oil Dependence, S14092 [20DE]
      Saudi Oil Shock Ahead--Simmons Pokes Holes in Image of Unlimited 
        Middle East Oil; Prepare for Worst, S10508 [27SE]
  Bills and resolutions
      African Americans: tribute to the Army Black Corps of Engineers 
        for contributions in constructing the Alaska-Canada highway 
        during World War II and their role in integrating the military 
        (see H. Con. Res. 67), H719 [16FE]
      Agreement Between the U.S. and Russia on the Conservation and 
        Management of the Alaska-Chukotka Polar Bear Population: 
        implement (see S. 2013), S12839 [15NO]
      Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: facilitate shareholder 
        consideration of proposals to make Settlement Common Stock 
        available to missed enrollees, eligible elders, and eligible 
        persons of a certain age (see S. 449), S1623 [17FE] (see H.R. 
        1866), H2550 [26AP]
      ------provide for equitable allotment of lands to Alaskan 
        Natives who are veterans (see S. 2000), S12682 [10NO] (see 
        H.R. 1811), H2471 [21AP]
      ------provide for the recognition of certain Native communities 
        and the settlement of certain claims (see S. 1306), S7294 
        [23JN] (see H.R. 2559), H3768 [23MY]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: authorize oil and gas 
        exploration and codify certain environmental and economic 
        protections of the Coastal Plain (see S. 1891), S11559 [19OC]
      ------preserve the Arctic coastal plain as wilderness (see S. 
        261), S886 [2FE] (see H.R. 567), H351 [2FE]
      Arctic Research and Policy Act: improve (see S. 879), S4108 
        [21AP]
      Courts: appoint additional Federal circuit judges and divide the 
        ninth judicial circuit into three circuits (see S. 1301), 
        S7294 [23JN]
      ------appoint additional Federal circuit judges and divide the 
        ninth judicial circuit into two circuits (see S. 1296), S7293 
        [23JN] (see S. 1845), S11212 [6OC] (see H.R. 212), H78 [4JA] 
        (see H.R. 3125), H5434 (see H.R. 3125), H5479 [29JN]
      ------remove authority of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to 
        sit en banc with fewer than all circuit judges in regular 
        active service (see H.R. 1064), H941 [2MR]
      ------reorganize the ninth judicial circuit (see H.R. 211), H78 
        [4JA]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct a study on groundwater resources 
        in Alaska (see S. 1338), S7614 [29JN]
      ------release condition on a portion of land adjacent to Beaver, 
        AK (see H.R. 1865), H2550 [26AP]
      FERC: extension of deadline for commencement of construction of 
        a hydroelectric project in Alaska (see S. 176), S573 [26JA]
      Fishery Conservation and Management Act: clarify status of 
        certain communities in the western Alaska community 
        development quota program (see S. 797), S3652 [14AP]
      Government: improve Federal hiring and contracting of natives 
        (see H.R. 1810), H2471 [21AP]
      Housing: provide habitable living quarters for educational 
        employees, and their households, in rural areas located in or 
        near Alaska Native Villages (see S. 1980), S12606 [9NO]
      Joint Federal-State Floodplain and Erosion Mitigation Commission 
        for Alaska: establish (see S. 49), S143 [24JA]
      Medicaid: extend the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage 
        adjustment for Alaska (see S. 159), S436 [25JA]
      Mount McKinley: retain name (see H.R. 189), H135 [6JA]
      Native Americans: Federal funding for certain adoption and 
        foster care programs (see S. 672), S2995 [17MR]
      ------promote development of small business concerns (see S. 
        1907), S11744 [21OC]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (see S. 432), S1623 [17FE] (see H.R. 921), H793 
        [17FE]
      Peratrovich, Roy and Elizabeth Wanamaker: award Congressional 
        Gold Medal posthumously (see S. 448), S1623 [17FE]
      Petroleum: prohibit the exportation of Alaskan North Slope crude 
        oil (see H.R. 4136), H9102 [25OC]
      Power resources: establish and implement competitive, 
        environmentally sound, and job creating oil and gas leasing 
        program for the Coastal Plain (see H.R. 39), H72 [4JA]
      Public lands: provide additional protections for National Forest 
        System lands (see H.R. 1155), H1023 [8MR]
      SBA: expand and improve assistance provided by small business 
        development centers to Native Americans (see H.R. 2981), H4722 
        [17JN]
      Trans-Alaska Pipeline System: prevent the retroactive 
        application of Quality Bank valuation methodologies (see S. 
        822), S3735 [15AP] (see H.R. 2038), H2737 [28AP]
      University of Alaska: convey certain public lands (see S. 293), 
        S979 [3FE]
      Water: improve sanitation in rural and native villages (see S. 
        1409), S8302 [14JY]
  Certificates of election
      Senate: Lisa Murkowski, S3 [4JA]
  Histories
      Energy Policy Act vote on Markey amendment (Arctic National 
        Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration), H12232 [18DE]
  Letters
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration: 
        Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth, S14096 [20DE]
      ------Ashley, Katina, and Molly Tsongas, E2584 [17DE]
      ------David N. Parker, American Gas Association, S14096, S14129 
        [20DE]
      ------David W. Marquez, Alaska Attorney General, S14222 [21DE]
      ------Grover G. Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform 
        (organization), S14096 [20DE]
      ------James C. May, Air Transport Association, S14129 [20DE]
      ------James L. Buckley, S2510 [11MR], S2713 [15MR], S14092 
        [20DE]
      ------Jimmy Carter, S2712 [15MR]
      ------John Engler, National Association of Manufacturers, S14127 
        [20DE]
      ------Milton R. Copulos, National Defense Council Foundation, 
        S14128 [20DE]
      ------R. Bruce Josten, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, S14095 [20DE]
      ------Representative Markey, H2337 [20AP]
      ------Robert E. Wallace, VFW, S14126 [20DE]
      ------Robert Thompson, S2783 [16MR]
      ------Senator Kerry, S2714 [15MR]
      ------several Kaktovik, AK, citizens, S14094 [20DE]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration addition 
        to the Dept. of Defense appropriations bill: several retired 
        military officers, S13955 [17DE], S13977, S13990, S14005 
        [19DE]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration impact 
        on human rights of Gwich'in people: several Representatives, 
        E2375 [16NO]
      Ketchikan's Bridge to the Future: Blaine Ashcraft, Greater 
        Ketchikan, AK, Chamber of Commerce, S11632 [20OC]
  Lists
      Alaskans inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers 
        Memorial, S5526 [19MY]
      North Slope, Alaska--recent oil company fines and penalties, 
        S12162 [2NO]
      Published works of climatologists comparing current Arctic 
        temperatures to the 1930s and 1940s: Center for Science and 
        Public Policy, S21-S24 [4JA]
  Memorandums
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil and Gas Exploration: Several 
        Labor Unions, S14095, S14126 [20DE]
  Oaths of office
      Murkowski, Lisa: Senate, S4 [4JA]
  Petitions
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration: several 
        residents of Kaktovik, AK, S2784 [16MR]
  Quotations
      Letters to the Editor From Alaskans--Alaskans Call To Give 
        Bridges Money to Hurricane Victims, S11625 [20OC]
  Remarks in House
      African Americans: tribute to the Army Black Corps of Engineers 
        for contributions in constructing the Alaska-Canada highway 
        during World War II and their role in integrating the military 
        (H. Con. Res. 67), H756 [17FE]
      Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: facilitate shareholder 
        consideration of proposals to make Settlement Common Stock 
        available to missed enrollees, eligible elders, and eligible 
        persons of a certain age (H.R. 1866), E759 [26AP]
      ------provide for the recognition of certain Native communities 
        and the settlement of certain claims (H.R. 2559), E1055 [23MY]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, H1409 
        [14MR], H2113 [19AP], H2183, H2209, H2335-H2339, H2385, H2389-
        H2392 [20AP], H2445 [21AP], H2712, H2715, H2716 [28AP], H8849 
        [18OC], H10134 [9NO], H10628, H10641, H10643, H10644 [17NO], 
        H11495 [13DE], H12152-H12155 [17DE], H12172-H12178, H12226-
        H12233, H12261-H12267 [18DE], H13182 [22DE], E818 [28AP], 
        E1913 [21SE], E2584 [17DE], E2637, E2638, E2647 [22DE]
      ------preserve the Arctic coastal plain as wilderness (H.R. 
        567), E159 [2FE]
      Boy Scouts: express sympathy to victims of electrical accident 
        resulting in death of adult volunteers at Boy Scout jamboree, 
        H6551 [26JY]
      Fish and fishing: adjust processing quotas for certain crab 
        fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, H8046 [15SE]
      Fishery Conservation and Management Act: clarify status of 
        certain communities in the western Alaska community 
        development quota program, H8046 [15SE]
      Pribilof Islands: environmental cleanup funding, H4454 [14JN]
      SBA: expand and improve assistance provided by small business 
        development centers to Native Americans (H.R. 2981), E1270 
        [17JN]
      Tongass National Forest: prohibit funding for construction and 
        maintenance of roads used for logging, H3658, H3659 [19MY]
      Trans-Alaska Pipeline System: prevent the retroactive 
        application of Quality Bank valuation methodologies (H.R. 
        2038), E825 [28AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      African Americans: tribute to the Army Black Corps of Engineers 
        for contributions in constructing the Alaska-Canada highway 
        during World War II and their role in integrating the military 
        (H. Con. Res. 67), S10055 [14SE]
      Agreement Between the U.S. and Russia on the Conservation and 
        Management of the Alaska-Chukotka Polar Bear Population: 
        implement (S. 2013), S12851 [15NO]
      Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: facilitate shareholder 
        consideration of proposals to make Settlement Common Stock 
        available to missed enrollees, eligible elders, and eligible 
        persons of a certain age (S. 449), S1661 [17FE], S13594 [14DE]
      ------provide for the recognition of certain Native communities 
        and the settlement of certain claims (S. 1306), S7314 [23JN]
      Alaska-Mongolia National Guard State Partnership: anniversary, 
        S3549 [13AP]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: division of oil and gas leasing 
        revenues, S12314 [3NO]
      ------ensure legislation allowing oil and gas exploration 
        receives full consideration and debate in the Senate under 
        regular order, S2706, S2716-S2720 [15MR], S2769-S2772, S2774-
        S2782, S2784-S2787 [16MR]
      ------oil and gas exploration, S2056 [4MR], S2507-S2510 [11MR], 
        S2618, S2639-S2641 [14MR], S2706-S2709, S2711-S2720 [15MR], 
        S2761, S2769-S2787, S2795 [16MR], S2957 [17MR], S4513 [28AP], 
        S10508 [27SE], S11658 [20OC], S12095 [1NO], S12150-S12172 
        [2NO], S12285, S12304, S12305, S12331, S12336 [3NO], S13651 
        [15DE], S13769 [16DE], S13953, S13955, S13959 [17DE], S13977-
        S13984, S13986-S13995, S14004-S14006, S14027 [19DE], S14073, 
        S14089-S14096, S14101, S14114-S14116, S14124-S14133, S14141, 
        S14142, S14145, S14146, S14167-S14169 [20DE], S14221-S14233, 
        S14243, S14248, S14249 [21DE]
      ------prohibit exportation of oil and gas produced under leases, 
        S12172-S12175 [2NO], S12305 [3NO]
      Arctic Research and Policy Act: improve (S. 879), S4128 [21AP]
      Boy Scouts: express sympathy to victims of electrical accident 
        resulting in death of adult volunteers at Boy Scout jamboree, 
        S8807 [25JY], S8898, S8899, S8921, S8922 [26JY]
      Constitutional Convention: anniversary, S12517-S12519 [8NO]
      Courts: appoint additional Federal circuit judges and divide the 
        ninth judicial circuit into three circuits (S. 1301), S7289, 
        S7302 [23JN]
      ------appoint additional Federal circuit judges and divide the 
        ninth judicial circuit into two circuits (S. 1296), S7289 
        [23JN]
      Denali transportation system: establish, S5061 [12MY]
      Dept. of Defense: recommendation to realign Eilson AFB, AK, 
        S6002 [26MY]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct a study on groundwater resources 
        in Alaska (S. 1338), S7639 [29JN], S13061 [16NO]
      Dept. of Transportation: prioritize Twin Spans Bridge in 
        Louisiana reconstruction funding, S11637 [20OC]
      ------Twin Spans Bridge in Louisiana reconstruction funding 
        through reductions in Alaska bridge construction funding, 
        S11625-S11633, S11636 [20OC]
      FERC: extension of deadline for commencement of construction of 
        a hydroelectric project in Alaska (S. 176), S9033 [26JY]
      Fishery Conservation and Management Act: clarify status of 
        certain communities in the western Alaska community 
        development quota program (S. 797), S3667 [14AP]
      Housing: provide habitable living quarters for educational 
        employees, and their households, in rural areas located in or 
        near Alaska Native Villages (S. 1980), S12609 [9NO], S13306 
        [18NO]
      Joint Federal-State Floodplain and Erosion Mitigation Commission 
        for Alaska: establish (S. 49), S235 [24JA]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 432), S1652 [17FE], S7941 [1JY]
      Peratrovich, Roy and Elizabeth Wanamaker: award Congressional 
        Gold Medal posthumously (S. 448), S1660 [17FE]
      Police Week: observance, S5526 [19MY]
      Taxation: income averaging of awards received by commercial 
        fisherman for damages suffered as a result of the Exxon Valdez 
        (vessel) oil spill, S13139 [17NO]
      Tongass National Forest: prohibit funding for construction and 
        maintenance of roads used for logging, S7404, S7409-S7411 
        [27JN], S7501-S7509 [28JN], S7563-S7568 [29JN]
      Trans-Alaska Pipeline System: prevent the retroactive 
        application of Quality Bank valuation methodologies (S. 822), 
        S3751-S3753 [15AP]
      University of Alaska: funding, S12940 [16NO]
      Water: improve sanitation in rural and native villages (S. 
        1409), S8326 [14JY]
  Reports filed
      Alaska Water Resources Act: Committee on Energy and Natural 
        Resources (Senate) (S. 1338) (S. Rept. 109-170), S12006 [27OC]
      Facilitate Shareholder Consideration of Proposals To Make 
        Settlement Common Stock Under the Alaska Native Claims 
        Settlement Act Available to Certain Persons: Committee on 
        Indian Affairs (Senate) (S. 449) (S. Rept. 109-112), S9281 
        [28JY]
      FERC Extension of Deadline for Commencement of Construction of a 
        Hydroelectric Project in Alaska: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 176) (S. Rept. 109-29), S2482 
        [10MR]
      Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology 
        Opportunity Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
        Transportation (Senate) (S. 432) (S. Rept. 109-94), S7428 
        [27JN]
      ------Committee on Science (House) (H.R. 921) (H. Rept. 109-
        211), H7556 [28JY]
      Nomination of Timothy M. Burgess To Be District Judge: Committee 
        on the Judiciary (Senate), S13160 [17NO]
      Rural and Native Alaskan Villages Sanitation Improvement: 
        Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 1409) 
        (S. Rept. 109-159), S11768 [24OC]
      SBA Small Business Development Centers' Assistance to Native 
        Americans Expansion and Improvement: Committee on Small 
        Business (House) (H.R. 2981) (H. Rept. 109-206), H7555 [28JY]
  Resolutions by organizations
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration: Alaska 
        Federation of Natives, Inc., S14095 [20DE]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil and Gas Exploration: 
        National Congress of American Indians, S2782 [16MR]
  Statements
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil and Gas Exploration: 
        Competitive Enterprise Institute, S14126 [20DE]
  Tables
      Forest Service budget allocations, S7565 [29JN]
      National forests with less monetary return per dollar invested 
        as the Tongass National Forest, S7567 [29JN]
      National forests with same monetary return per dollar invested 
        as the Tongass National Forest, S7567 [29JN]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 67, tribute to the Army Black Corps of Engineers 
        for contributions in constructing the Alaska-Canada highway 
        during World War II and their role in integrating the 
        military, H757 [17FE]
      S. 49, Alaska Floodplain and Erosion Mitigation Commission Act, 
        S236 [24JA]
      S. 176, FERC extension of deadline for commencement of 
        construction of a hydroelectric project in Alaska, S9033 
        [26JY]
      S. 432, Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless 
        Technology Opportunity Act, S7942 [1JY]
      S. 448, award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Roy and 
        Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, S1661 [17FE]
      S. 449, facilitate shareholder consideration of proposals to 
        make Settlement Common Stock available to missed enrollees, 
        eligible elders, and eligible persons of a certain age under 
        the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, S1662 [17FE], S13594 
        [14DE]
      S. 797, CDQ Community Preservation Act, S3668 [14AP]
      S. 879, Arctic Research and Policy Act improvement, S4128 [21AP]
      S. 1296, Ninth Circuit Judgeship and Reorganization Act, S7300 
        [23JN]
      S. 1306, Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities 
        Recognition and Compensation Act, S7314-S7316 [23JN]
      S. 1338, Alaska Water Resources Act, S13061 [16NO]
      S. 1409, improve water sanitation in Alaskan rural and native 
        villages, S8326 [14JY]
      S. 1548, Coffman Cove Administrative Site Conveyance Act, S9307 
        [28JY]
      S. 1845, Circuit Court of Appeals Restructuring and 
        Modernization Act, S11231 [6OC]
      S. 1980, Rural Teacher Housing Act, S12610 [9NO]
  Tributes
      Stevens, Senator, S7887 [1JY], S13311 [18NO], S13988 [19DE]




ALASKA FEDERATION OF NATIVES, INC.

  Resolutions by organizations
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration, S14095 
        [20DE]




ALASKA FLOODPLAIN AND EROSION MITIGATION COMMISSION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 49), S143 [24JA]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 49), S235 [24JA]
  Texts of
      S. 49, provisions, S236 [24JA]




ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Native Americans: provide for the recognition of certain Native 
        communities and the settlement of certain claims (see S. 
        1306), S7294 [23JN] (see H.R. 2559), H3768 [23MY]
      Securities: facilitate shareholder consideration of proposals to 
        make Settlement Common Stock available to missed enrollees, 
        eligible elders, and eligible persons of a certain age (see S. 
        449), S1623 [17FE] (see H.R. 1866), H2550 [26AP]
      Veterans: provide for equitable allotment of lands to Alaskan 
        Natives who are veterans (see S. 2000), S12682 [10NO] (see 
        H.R. 1811), H2471 [21AP]
  Remarks in House
      Native Americans: provide for the recognition of certain Native 
        communities and the settlement of certain claims (H.R. 2559), 
        E1055 [23MY]
      Securities: facilitate shareholder consideration of proposals to 
        make Settlement Common Stock available to missed enrollees, 
        eligible elders, and eligible persons of a certain age (H.R. 
        1866), E759 [26AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Native Americans: provide for the recognition of certain Native 
        communities and the settlement of certain claims (S. 1306), 
        S7314 [23JN]
      Securities: facilitate shareholder consideration of proposals to 
        make Settlement Common Stock available to missed enrollees, 
        eligible elders, and eligible persons of a certain age (S. 
        449), S1661 [17FE], S13594 [14DE]
  Reports filed
      Facilitate Shareholder Consideration of Proposals To Make 
        Settlement Common Stock Under the Alaska Native Claims 
        Settlement Act Available to Certain Persons: Committee on 
        Indian Affairs (Senate) (S. 449) (S. Rept. 109-112), S9281 
        [28JY]
  Texts of
      S. 449, facilitate shareholder consideration of proposals to 
        make Settlement Common Stock available to missed enrollees, 
        eligible elders, and eligible persons of a certain age, S1662 
        [17FE], S13594 [14DE]
      S. 1306, Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities 
        Recognition and Compensation Act, S7314-S7316 [23JN]




ALASKA WATER RESOURCES ACT

  Amendments
      Enact (S. 1338), S13061 [16NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1338), S13061 [16NO]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) 
        (S. 1338) (S. Rept. 109-170), S12006 [27OC]
  Texts of
      S. 1338, provisions, S13061 [16NO]




ALBANIA, REPUBLIC OF

  Addresses
      Gjergj Kastrioti (Skanderbeg): Joseph J. DioGuardi, E2431 [18NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Elections: ensure that parliamentary elections are conducted in 
        accordance with international standards for free and fair 
        elections (see S. Con. Res. 34), S5301 [17MY] (see H. Con. 
        Res. 155), H3435 [17MY]
      Kastrioti, Gjergj: tribute (see H. Res. 522), H9362 [27OC]
      World War II: commend for protecting and saving the lives of the 
        majority of Jews living in Albania during the Holocaust (see 
        H. Res. 495), H8846 [17OC]
  Remarks in House
      Elections: ensure that parliamentary elections are conducted in 
        accordance with international standards for free and fair 
        elections (H. Con. Res. 155), H5214, H5215 [27JN], E997 [17MY]
      Foreign countries: condemn counterfeit polling and call for free 
        elections in Albania and Bulgaria, H5079 [23JN]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 155, ensure that Albanian parliamentary elections 
        are conducted in accordance with international standards for 
        free and fair elections, H5214 [27JN]
      S. Con. Res. 34, ensure that Albanian parliamentary elections 
        are conducted in accordance with international standards for 
        free and fair elections, S5367 [17MY]




ALBANY, NY

  Bills and resolutions
      New York: allow use of tandem trailers in certain areas on 
        Interstate 787 (see H.R. 571), H351 [2FE]
  Remarks in House
      Parsons Child and Family Center: tribute, E84 [26JA]




ALBANY, TX

  Remarks in House
      Old Jail Art Center: anniversary, E2331 [10NO]




ALBANY (NY) TIMES UNION

  Articles and editorials
      Torture on the Wing--News Accounts of CIA Abductions Have 
        Tarnished America's Image, S4063 [21AP]
      True Patriots--A Bipartisan Group of Senators Vows To Push for a 
        Better USA Patriot Act, S13466 [13DE]




ALBERT, DAN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1761 [6SE]




ALBERT, DARION

  Remarks in House
      Fort Worth, TX: tribute to CJ's Studio of Performing Arts 
        students selected to perform in Moscow Ballet's presentation 
        of the Nutcracker, E2336 [10NO]




ALBERT, EDDIE

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S8416 [18JY]




ALBERTS, BRUCE

  Letters
      Global response to climate change, S7006 [22JN]




ALBERTY, CONRAD

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H2112 [19AP]




ALBION, PA

  Remarks in House
      Rogers Brothers Corp.: anniversary, E1001 [17MY]




ALBRO, BUDDY

  Remarks in House
      Marion, TX: Norma Krueger Elementary School Teacher of the Year 
        award recipient, E781 [27AP]




ALBUQUERQUE, NM

  Bills and resolutions
      Native Americans: designate the Albuquerque Indian Health Center 
        as a critical access facility and provide funds for that 
        Center (see S. 972), S4547 [28AP]
      Public lands: clear title to certain property associated with 
        the Middle Rio Grande Project relative to development of 
        Biological Park Project (see S. 229), S738 [1FE] (see H.R. 
        2873), H4400 [13JN]
  Letters
      Albuquerque Indian Health Center: Bill Richardson, Governor of 
        New Mexico, S4589 [28AP]
      ------Charles W. Grimm, Dept. of HHS, S4587 [28AP]
      ------Michael O. Leavitt, Sec. of HHS, S4588 [28AP]
      ------Senator Bingaman, S4586, S4587 [28AP]
      ------Senator Bingaman and Representative Tom Udall, S4588 
        [28AP]
      ------several Members of Congress, S4587 [28AP]
      Emergency relief to small businesses and farms affected by 
        significant increases in the prices of heating oil, natural 
        gas, propane, and kerosene: Joseph P. Castillo, Albuquerque, 
        NM, Hispano Chamber of Commerce, S10012 [14SE]
      ------Kevin Holsapple, Los Alamos, NM, Chamber of Commerce, 
        S10012 [14SE]
  Remarks in House
      Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum: opening, E1927 
        [22SE]
      Martial Arts Day: tribute, E2234 [1NO]
      Public lands: clear title to certain property associated with 
        the Middle Rio Grande Project relative to development of 
        Biological Park Project (H.R. 2873), E1217 [14JN]
      Technical Vocational Institute Community College: anniversary of 
        Service Learning Program, E778 [27AP]
      University of New Mexico: tribute to men's soccer team, E2491 
        [8DE]
      Water: agreement reached with environmental groups on protection 
        of silvery minnow habitat in water conservation project, E331 
        [2MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Albuquerque Vocational Technical Institute: anniversary, S7811 
        [30JN]
      Endangered species: modify provisions that provide legal 
        protections to environmental rulings of Federal agencies, 
        S12748 [14NO]
      Explosives: tribute to Delta Group Electronics Inc., Canberra 
        Aquila Inc., and New Mexico State University for development 
        of improvised explosive devices countermeasures equipment in 
        Iraq, S3275 [6AP]
      Highland High School: tribute to participation in We the People 
        . . . The Citizen and the Constitution competition, S6815 
        [20JN]
      Native Americans: designate the Albuquerque Indian Health Center 
        as a critical access facility and provide funds for that 
        Center (S. 972), S4586-S4589 [28AP]
      Public lands: clear title to certain property associated with 
        the Middle Rio Grande Project relative to development of 
        Biological Park Project (S. 229), S742 [1FE], S9026 [26JY]
  Reports filed
      Albuquerque Biological Park Title Clarification Act: Committee 
        on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 229) (S. Rept. 
        109-18), S2148 [7MR]
      ------Committee on Resources (House) (S. 229) (H. Rept. 109-
        311), H11032 [18NO]
  Texts of
      S. 229, Albuquerque Biological Park Title Clarification Act, 
        S742 [1FE], S9026 [26JY]
      S. 972, Albuquerque Indian Health Center Act, S4589 [28AP]




ALBUQUERQUE BIOLOGICAL PARK TITLE CLARIFICATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 229), S738 [1FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 229), S742 [1FE], S9026 [26JY]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) 
        (S. 229) (S. Rept. 109-18), S2148 [7MR]
      ------Committee on Resources (House) (S. 229) (H. Rept. 109-
        311), H11032 [18NO]
  Texts of
      S. 229, provisions, S742 [1FE], S9026 [26JY]




ALBUQUERQUE INDIAN HEALTH CENTER ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 972), S4547 [28AP]
  Letters
      Albuquerque Indian Health Center: Bill Richardson, Governor of 
        New Mexico, S4589 [28AP]
      ------Charles W. Grimm, Dept. of HHS, S4587 [28AP]
      ------Michael O. Leavitt, Sec. of HHS, S4588 [28AP]
      ------Senator Bingaman, S4586, S4587 [28AP]
      ------Senator Bingaman and Representative Tom Udall, S4588 
        [28AP]
      ------several Members of Congress, S4587 [28AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 972), S4586-S4589 [28AP]
  Texts of
      S. 972, provisions, S4589 [28AP]




ALBUQUERQUE (NM) JOURNAL

  Articles and editorials
      Filibuster Puts Bar Too High for Judges, S4449 [28AP]
      New Mexico Tech Second on `Best Value' College List, S3896 
        [19AP]
      NMSU Designs High-Tech Beams To Monitor Soundness of Structure, 
        S4403 [27AP]




ALBUQUERQUE VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S7811 [30JN]




ALCESTER, SD

  Remarks in Senate
      Alcester-Hudson Elementary School: Dept. of Education No Child 
        Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools award recipient, S11125 [5OC]




ALCOA, TN

  Articles and editorials
      Maryville, Alcoa Honored for State Championships, E2531 [14DE]
      Shiverdecker, Hicks Named MVPs, E2530 [14DE]
  Remarks in House
      Alcoa High School: tribute to football team, E2530 [14DE]




ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

  Bills and resolutions
      Children and youth: provide for programs and activities on the 
        prevention of underage drinking (see S. 408), S1513 [16FE] 
        (see H.R. 864), H718 [16FE]
      Colleges and universities: award grants to eligible entities to 
        reduce the rate of underage alcohol use and binge drinking 
        (see S. 1436), S8559 [20JY]
      Dept. of HHS: reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 
        prevention and services program (see S. 1722), S10187 [19SE] 
        (see H.R. 4212), H9555 [2NO]
      Dept. of Transportation: establish a National Driver Licensing 
        and Education Improvement Program (see S. 563), S2244 [8MR]
      Government regulations: prohibit sale of any alcohol without 
        liquid machine without premarket approval (see H.R. 613), H410 
        [8FE]
      Health care professionals: educate concerning substance use 
        disorders and addiction (see S. 538), S2148 [7MR] (see H.R. 
        1789), H2471 [21AP]
      Insurance: provide nondiscriminatory coverage of substance abuse 
        treatment services under private group and individual health 
        coverage (see S. 803), S3653 [14AP] (see H.R. 1258), H1370 
        [10MR]
      National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: support 
        goals and ideals (see H. Con. Res. 249), H8341 [22SE]
      National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day: designate (see S. 
        Res. 141), S5071 [12MY]
      NCAA: affirm commitment to discouraging alcohol use among 
        underage students by ending alcohol advertising during radio 
        and television broadcasts of sporting events (see H. Res. 
        145), H1264 [9MR]
      Roads and highways: establish and implement traffic safety law 
        enforcement and media campaigns to reduce drunken driving and 
        increase seatbelt use (see S. 565), S2244 [8MR]
      Taxation: allow distilled spirits wholesalers a credit for their 
        cost of carrying Federal excise taxes prior to the sale of the 
        product bearing the tax (see S. 646), S2994 [17MR]
      ------amend a claim for abatement, remission, or refund of tax 
        imposed on distilled spirits returned to the bonded premises 
        of a distilled spirits plant (see H.R. 4454), H11219 [7DE]
      ------eliminate unnecessary paperwork burdens on government and 
        small businesses by reducing number of excise tax returns 
        filed by small taxpayers paying the Federal excise tax on 
        wines and beer (see S. 720), S3278 [6AP]
      ------exempt the natural aging process in the determination of 
        the production period for distilled spirits (see S. 1027), 
        S5071 [12MY] (see H.R. 3122), H5434 (see H.R. 3122), H5479 
        [29JN]
      ------provide that tax on distilled spirits, wine, and beer are 
        collected quarterly from certain small taxpayers (see H.R. 
        1520), H1845 [6AP]
      ------reduce rates on distilled spirits (see H.R. 1791), H2471 
        [21AP]
      ------repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, distributors, 
        and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits (see S. 702), 
        S3200 [5AP]
      ------repeal the cap on the cover over of tax on distilled 
        spirits to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (see H.R. 273), 
        H137 [6JA]
      ------treatment of beer (see S. 722), S3278 [6AP] (see H.R. 
        1306), H1507 [15MR]
  Remarks in House
      Burlington, VT: anniversary of Howard Center for Human Services, 
        E2 [4JA]
      Century Council (nonprofit organization): tribute to cooperation 
        with Nickelodeon (television network) on underage drinking 
        education program, H8990 [20OC], E2149 [20OC]
      Children and youth: provide for programs and activities on the 
        prevention of underage drinking (H.R. 864), E258 [16FE]
      Drunken driving: allow use of Alcohol-Impaired Driving 
        Countermeasures grant funding for Driving While Intoxicated 
        Courts, H1308 [10MR]
      Insurance: provide nondiscriminatory coverage of substance abuse 
        treatment services under private group and individual health 
        coverage (H.R. 1258), H8218, H8219, H8220 [21SE]
      Lafayette, LA: tribute to Junior League NO FEAR NO FUTURE--A 
        Campaign Against Drinking and Driving program, E235 [15FE]
      Laird & Co.: anniversary, E743 [22AP]
      Lakeville, MN: tribute to Lakeville High School Challenge to 
        Change Program, H2885 [4MY]
      Lynchburg, TN: tribute, E1796 [8SE]
      Mothers Against Drunk Driving (organization): anniversary, H8486 
        [28SE]
      Napa Valley Grapegrowers (organization): anniversary, E595 [8AP]
      National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: observance, 
        H8218, H8219 [21SE], E1700 [29JY], E1832 [13SE], E1908 [21SE]
      National Institute on Drug Abuse: address relationship between 
        alcohol and drug addiction and the spread of HIV/AIDS, E2452 
        [6DE], E2463 [7DE]
      NCAA: affirm commitment to discouraging alcohol use among 
        underage students by ending alcohol advertising during radio 
        and television broadcasts of sporting events (H. Res. 145), 
        H1605 [16MR]
      New York, NY: anniversary of New York Wine Experience, E2209 
        [28OC]
      North Carolina: tribute to wine industry, H1858 [12AP]
      Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc.: anniversary, H4900 [22JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      American Beverage Licensees (organization): advertising campaign 
        designed to stop charitable donations by General Motors Corp. 
        to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (organization), S2232-S2234 
        [8MR]
      Bradley University: Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and 
        Other Substance Abuse Issues National Collegiate Alcohol 
        Awareness Week award recipient, S10185 [19SE]
      Century Council (nonprofit organization): tribute to cooperation 
        with Nickelodeon (television network) on underage drinking 
        education program, S11657 [20OC]
      ------tribute to National Prom and Graduation Safety Month 
        Initiative, S4542 [28AP]
      Children and youth: provide for programs and activities on the 
        prevention of underage drinking (S. 408), S1550-S1554 [16FE], 
        S2233 [8MR]
      Colleges and universities: award grants to eligible entities to 
        reduce the rate of underage alcohol use and binge drinking (S. 
        1436), S8563 [20JY]
      Dept. of HHS: reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 
        prevention and services program (S. 1722), S10184, S10193 
        [19SE]
      Dept. of Transportation: establish a National Driver Licensing 
        and Education Improvement Program (S. 563), S2263 [8MR]
      Drunken driving: increase penalties for higher-risk drivers who 
        operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, 
        S5265 [17MY]
      Health care professionals: educate concerning substance use 
        disorders and addiction (S. 538), S2162 [7MR]
      Indian Health Service: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program and 
        Special Diabetes Program for Indians funding through 
        reductions in Federal land acquisition funding, S7491 [28JN]
      ------Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program and Special Diabetes 
        Program for Indians funding through reductions in federal land 
        acquisition funding, S7495-S7497 [28JN]
      Insurance: provide nondiscriminatory coverage of substance abuse 
        treatment services under private group and individual health 
        coverage (S. 803), S3680 [14AP]
      National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day: designate (S. 
        Res. 141), S5183 [12MY]
      ------observance, S9888, S9889 [9SE], S9925 [12SE]
      Roads and highways: establish and implement traffic safety law 
        enforcement and media campaigns to reduce drunken driving and 
        increase seatbelt use (S. 565), S2263 [8MR]
      Taxation: allow distilled spirits wholesalers a credit for their 
        cost of carrying Federal excise taxes prior to the sale of the 
        product bearing the tax (S. 646), S2998 [17MR]
      ------repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, distributors, 
        and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits (S. 702), 
        S3206 [5AP]
      ------treatment of beer (S. 722), S3289 [6AP]
  Texts of
      S. 408, Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act, 
        S1550-S1553 [16FE]
      S. 538, Health Professionals Substance Abuse Education Act, 
        S2162-S2164 [7MR]
      S. 563, Driver Licensing and Education Improvement Act, S2269 
        [8MR]
      S. 565, Traffic Safety Law Enforcement Campaign Act, S2270 [8MR]
      S. 702, repeal occupational taxes on manufacturers, 
        distributors, and sellers of beer, wine, and distilled 
        spirits, S3206 [5AP]
      S. 803, Help Expand Access to Recovery and Treatment (HEART) 
        Act, S3680-S3682 [14AP]
      S. 1722, Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act, 
        S10189-S10193 [19SE]
      S. Res. 141, National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, 
        S5172, S5184 [12MY]




ALDRIDGE, MILDRED LIGHT

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1957 [27SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S10719 [29SE]




ALEXANDER, CHARLES R., JR. (RAY)

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1411 [30JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S8212 [13JY]




ALEXANDER, ELIZABETH L.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H5744 [13JY]




ALEXANDER, GEORGE T.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H9249 [26OC]




ALEXANDER, IRENE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2484 [8DE]




ALEXANDER, JOHN L.

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S6480 [14JN]




ALEXANDER, LAMAR (a Senator from Tennessee)

  Addresses
      National Dialogue--The Secretary of Education's Commission on 
        the Future of Higher Education: by, S13468 [13DE]
  Amendments
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3540, S3557, S3567, S3597 [13AP], S3721 [15AP]
      Budget: reconciliation of the concurrent resolution (S. 1932), 
        S12133, S12144 [1NO]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1042), S8640, S8686, S8699 [21JY], S8950 
        [26JY], S9160 [27JY], S12448 [7NO], S12498 [8NO], S12592, 
        S12624 [9NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2863), S10767 [29SE], S10988 
        [4OC], S11109, S11131, S11132 [5OC]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: making appropriations (H.R. 2360), 
        S7868 [30JN]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2361), S7412, S7440 [27JN], S7615 [29JN]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 3010), S11940, S11944, S11945 
        [26OC], S11958 [27OC]
      Depts. of Transportation, the Treasury, and HUD, the Judiciary, 
        District of Columbia, and independent agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 3058), S11666 [20OC]
      Pensions: reform funding rules (S. 1783), S13032 [16NO]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), S6911, S6950 [21JN], S7033, S7039, 
        S7060, S7089, S7106, S7107, S7108, S7109, S7110, S7111, S7122, 
        S7189, S7191, S7194, S7195 [22JN]
      Telecommunications: clarify prohibition on junk fax 
        transmissions (S. 714), S7379 [24JN]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (H.R. 3), S4981, S5002 [11MY]
  Appointments
      Acting President pro tempore, S107 [24JA], S3237 [6AP], S8767 
        [25JY], S12721 [14NO]
      Conferee: H.R. 6, Energy Policy Act, S7924 [1JY]
  Articles and editorials
      Beware of Windmills, Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press, S6303 
        [9JN]
      Closed Doors, Open Season, Thomas J. Main, Wall Street Journal, 
        S2066 [4MR]
      Corrosive Consent Decrees, Ross Weiner, Legal Times 
        (publication), S2066 [4MR]
      Dirty Secret--Coal Plants Could Be Much Cleaner, Kenneth J. 
        Stier, New York (NY) Times, S5977 [26MY]
      FEMA Plans To Reimburse Faith Groups for Aid--As Civil 
        Libertarians Object, Religious Organizations Weigh Whether To 
        Apply, Alan Cooperman and Elizabeth Williamson, Washington 
        (DC) Post, S10712 [29SE]
      Free the People's Choice, by, Legal Times (publication), S3342 
        [7AP]
      Judges and ``Soft Rights'', George F. Will, Newsweek 
        (publication), S2065 [4MR]
      Keeping Us in the Race, Thomas L. Friedman, New York (NY) Times, 
        S11349 [17OC]
      Private Schools Welcome Those Displaced by Katrina, Claudette 
        Riley, Nashville (TN) Tennessean, S10208 [20SE]
      Public Bailout. Private Agenda? David Van Biema, Time 
        (publication), S10208 [20SE]
      Punishing Men Like Killen Best Possible Apology, Nashville (TN) 
        City Paper, S7911 [1JY]
      Results, Not Timetables, Matter in Iraq, Henry A. Kissinger and 
        George P. Shultz, Washington (DC) Post, S404 [25JA]
      Teacher Success Story, David Gergen, U.S. News & World Report 
        (publication), S7866 [30JN]
      Tilting at Windmills--Nation Split Over Energy Eyesores, Mark 
        Townsend, Observer (British publication), S5979 [26MY]
      Windmills Need Commonsense Approach, Knoxville (TN) News 
        Sentinel, S6303 [9JN]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully 
        informed relative to pain experienced by the unborn child (see 
        S. 51), S143 [24JA]
      Agriculture: establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (see S. 1333), S7614 [29JN]
      Appropriations: constitutional amendment on line-item veto (see 
        S.J. Res. 25), S11214 [6OC]
      Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in 
        Iraq and Afghanistan (see S. Res. 338), S13787 [16DE]
      Arms control: improve authorities to address urgent 
        nonproliferation crises and U.S. nonproliferation operations 
        (see S. 313), S4258 [26AP]
      Baker, Howard H., Jr.: tribute (see S. Res. 58), S1623 [17FE]
      Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts: support activities (see S. 642), S2846 
        [16MR]
      Budget: establish a biennial budget process and a biennial 
        appropriations process and enhance oversight and the 
        performance of the Federal Government (see S. 877), S4108 
        [21AP]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (see S.J. Res. 18), S4869 [10MY]
      China, People's Republic of: deepen the peaceful business and 
        cultural relationship with the U.S. (see S. 1117), S5921 
        [25MY]
      Coins: authorize the minting and issuance of a Presidential $1 
        coin series, improve circulation of the $1 coin, and create a 
        new bullion coin (see S. 1047), S5300 [17MY]
      Colleges and universities: establish and strengthen post-
        secondary programs and courses in traditional American 
        history, free institutions, and Western civilization (see S. 
        1209), S7428 [27JN]
      Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies: 
        establish (see S. 1155), S6022 [26MY]
      Courts: amend procedures that apply to consideration of 
        interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class 
        members and defendants (see S. 5), S435 [25JA]
      ------provide protections of habeas corpus for certain 
        incapacitated individuals whose life is in jeopardy (see S. 
        539), S2735 [15MR]
      Crime: provide penalties for trafficking in counterfeit marks 
        (see S. 1699), S12447 [7NO]
      Dept. of Energy: establish a national laboratories energy-water 
        efficiency and supply technology research, development, and 
        transfer program (see S. 1860), S11313 [7OC]
      ------promote adoption of technologies that reduce greenhouse 
        gasses and provide credit-based financial assistance and 
        investment protection for projects that employ advanced 
        climate technologies or systems (see S. 388), S1413 [15FE] 
        (see S. 887), S4108 [21AP]
      Dept. of HHS: collect and disseminate information on quality 
        child care, develop child care training infrastructure, and 
        establish small business child care grant program (see S. 
        233), S1116 [8FE]
      Dept. of Justice: authorizing appropriations for the State 
        Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see S. 188), S574 [26JA]
      ------establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the Civil Rights 
        Division (see S. 1369), S7909 [1JY]
      Dept. of State: carry out activities that promote adoption of 
        technologies that reduce greenhouse gas intensity in 
        developing countries, while promoting economic development 
        (see S. 386), S1413 [15FE] (see S. 883), S4108 [21AP]
      Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of 
        including certain sites in Williamson County, TN, relating to 
        the Battle of Franklin in the National Park System (see S. 
        955), S4546 [28AP]
      Disasters: express sympathy and pledge support for victims of 
        the earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa (see S. Res. 4), S28 [4JA]
      Diseases: extend issuance of special postage stamps to fund 
        breast cancer research (see S. 37), S7987 [11JY]
      ------promote initiatives to develop an HIV vaccine (see S. Res. 
        42), S7522 [28JN]
      Drugs: establish an electronic controlled substances monitoring 
        program in each State (see S. 518), S3818 [18AP]
      ------respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use 
        of methamphetamines (see S. 103), S12447 [7NO]
      EPA: establish national and State-level grant and loan programs 
        to promote the reduction of diesel emissions (see S. 1265), 
        S7988 [11JY]
      Exon, J. James: tribute (see S. Res. 170), S6405 [13JN]
      Extension Living Well Week: designate (see S. Res. 67), S1794 
        [28FE]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (see S.J. Res. 1), S145 
        [24JA]
      Federal Youth Development Council: establish to improve the 
        administration and coordination of Federal youth programs (see 
        S. 409), S1513 [16FE]
      Financial institutions: authorize appropriations for and reform 
        certain development banks (see S. 1129), S7615 [29JN]
      Firearms: prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (see S. 397), S1513 [16FE]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see S.J. Res. 12), S3653 [14AP]
      Freedom of Information Act: require any future legislation 
        establishing a new exemption to explicitly state the exemption 
        within the text of such legislation (see S. 1181), S6154 [7JN]
      ------strengthen (see S. 394), S2846 [16MR]
      Giugni, Henry K.: tribute (see S. Res. 300), S12353 [3NO]
      Grand Ole Opry: anniversary (see S. Res. 286), S11823 [25OC]
      Head Start Program: reauthorize (see S. 1107), S5852 [24MY]
      Health: enhance adoption of a nationwide interoperable health 
        information technology system and improve the quality and 
        reduce the costs of health care (see S. 1418), S8419 [18JY]
      ------enhance adoption of health information technology and 
        improve the quality and reduce the costs of healthcare (see S. 
        1355), S7820 [30JN]
      ------establish grants to improve nutrition, increase physical 
        activity, and prevent obesity and eating disorders (see S. 
        1325), S7520 [28JN]
      ------reduce health care costs and improve efficiency and health 
        care quality through the development of a nationwide 
        interoperable health information system (see S. 1262), S7822 
        [30JN]
      Hispanic Heritage Month: observance (see S. Res. 238), S10037 
        [14SE]
      Holocaust: observe anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz 
        death camp and honor victims of the Holocaust (see S. Res. 
        18), S574 [26JA]
      Hurricanes: encourage the President to appoint an individual to 
        oversee Federal funds for Hurricane Katrina recovery (see S. 
        Res. 242), S10119 [15SE]
      ------express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts (see S. Res. 233), S9645 [6SE]
      ------permit the solicitation of donations in Senate buildings 
        for the relief of victims of Hurricane Katrina (see S. Res. 
        235), S9727 [7SE]
      ------provide health care and health insurance coverage relief 
        to individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see S. 1769), S10424 [26SE]
      Intellectual property: strengthen laws and rights (see S. 167), 
        S740 [1FE]
      Iraq: commend for conducting free elections and encourage 
        further steps toward establishment of a free, democratic, 
        secure, and prosperous Iraq (see S. Res. 26), S1050 (see S. 
        Res. 38), S1049 [7FE]
      Kosovo: agreement on future status (see S. Res. 237), S10426 
        [26SE]
      Liebengood, Howard S.: tribute (see S. Res. 7), S145 [24JA]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        S. 582), S3203 [5AP]
      McCarthy, Eugene J.: tribute (see S. Res. 330), S13451 [12DE]
      Medicare: improve benefits for beneficiaries with kidney disease 
        (see S. 635), S10425 [26SE]
      ------make improvements in payments to hospitals (see S. 1002), 
        S9286 [28JY]
      National Airborne Day: designate (see S. Res. 86), S2995 [17MR]
      National Character Counts Week: designate (see S. Res. 271), 
        S11313 [7OC]
      National Charter Schools Week: support goals and ideals (see S. 
        Res. 127), S4398 [27AP]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 158), S9160 [27JY]
      National parks and recreation areas: eliminate annual operating 
        deficit and maintenance backlog (see S. 886), S4108 [21AP]
      ------provide mass transit services (see S. 890), S4151 [22AP]
      National security: prepare and strengthen biodefenses against 
        deliberate, accidental, and natural outbreaks of illness (see 
        S. 1873), S11422 [17OC]
      National Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week: designate (see S. 
        Res. 112), S3735 [15AP]
      Nelson, Gaylord: tribute (see S. Res. 194), S7987 [11JY]
      O'Connor, Sandra Day: tribute (see S. Res. 191), S7909 [1JY]
      Parks, Rosa: direct the Committee on the Library (Joint) to 
        obtain a statue of Rosa Parks for placement in the U.S. 
        Capitol (see S. Con. Res. 62), S12683 [10NO]
      Pope John Paul II: tribute (see S. Res. 95), S3201 [5AP]
      Presidents of the U.S.: establish a program to award grants to 
        improve and maintain sites honoring Presidents of the U.S. 
        (see S. 431), S12526 [8NO]
      Project GRAD USA (organization): authorize (see S. 676), S2995 
        [17MR]
      Proxmire, William: tribute (see S. Res. 334), S13659 [15DE]
      Real estate: protect private property rights by limiting the 
        power of eminent domain (see S. 1313), S7822 [30JN]
      Rehnquist, William H.: tribute (see S. Res. 234), S9727 [7SE]
      Roads and highways: increase minimum State allocations provided 
        for use in carrying out certain highway programs (see S. 762), 
        S3481 [12AP]
      Roosevelt, Theodore: mint coins in commemoration of the 
        centenary of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize (see S. 863), 
        S4021 [20AP]
      Schiavo, Terri: relief of parents, Robert and Mary Schindler 
        (see S. 653), S2994 [17MR]
      Selma, AL: anniversary of Bloody Sunday (see S. Res. 70), S2004 
        [3MR]
      Social Security: permit qualifying States to use unspent State 
        Children's Health Insurance Program allotments for Medicaid 
        expenditures (see S. 1587), S9467 [29JY]
      Summitt, Patricia S. Head: tribute (see S. Res. 97), S3278 [6AP]
      Taxation: allow an investment tax credit for the purchase of 
        trucks with new diesel engine technologies (see S. 1240), 
        S6660 [15JN]
      ------authorize States, localities, the District of Columbia, 
        territories, and possessions of the U.S. to provide certain 
        tax incentives to any person for economic development purposes 
        (see S. 1066), S5437 [18MY]
      ------clarify treatment of differential wage payments made to 
        employees called to active military duty (see S. 1401), S8301 
        [14JY]
      ------make permanent the 7-year depreciation recovery period for 
        motorsport entertainment complexes (see S. 441), S6826 [20JN]
      ------make permanent the deduction of State and local general 
        sales taxes in lieu of State and local income taxes (see S. 
        27), S142 [24JA]
      ------modify depreciation of property used in the transmission 
        of electricity (see S. 815), S3734 [15AP]
      ------provide a credit for the transportation of food for 
        charitable purposes (see S. 283), S978 [3FE]
      ------provide capital gains tax treatment for certain self-
        created musical works (see S. 1100), S5778 [23MY]
      ------provide tax incentives for the investment in greenhouse 
        gas intensity reduction projects (see S. 387), S1413 [15FE] 
        (see S. 1203), S6225 [8JN]
      ------repeal estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes (see 
        S. 988), S4869 [10MY]
      ------treat automatic fire sprinkler systems as 5-year property 
        for purposes of depreciation (see S. 512), S7521 [28JN]
      Technology: establish a national innovation initiative (see S. 
        2109), S13659 [15DE]
      Textile industry and fabrics: provide relief for cotton shirt 
        industry (see S. 738), S9728 [7SE]
      Trail of Tears National Historic Trail: update feasibility and 
        suitability study and include new trail segments (see S. 
        1970), S12447 [7NO]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 392), 
        S9469 [29JY]
      United Kingdom: condemn terrorist bombings in London and express 
        condolences to the families of the victims (see S. Res. 193), 
        S7986 [11JY]
      Veterans: mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became 
        disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (see S. 
        633), S6826 [20JN]
      Veterans Day: observance (see S. Res. 305), S12682 [10NO]
      Vocational and Technical Education Act: strengthen and improve 
        programs (see S. 250), S2483 [10MR]
      Wiesenthal, Simon: tribute (see S. Res. 245), S10295 [21SE]
      Year of Study Abroad: designate (see S. Res. 308), S12682 [10NO]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 44), S1116 [8FE]
      Child Care and Development Block Grant Act: reauthorize and 
        improve early learning opportunities and school preparedness 
        (see S. 525), S2004 [3MR]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance (see S. 1087), S5532 
        [19MY]
      ------codify oath of allegiance, enhance English language and 
        American history and civics education, and establish an award 
        to recognize contributions of new citizens (see S. 1815), 
        S10972 [4OC]
      Colleges and universities: simplify access to financial aid and 
        access to information on college costs (see S. 1261), S6740 
        [16JN]
      Courts: limit the duration of Federal consent decrees to which 
        State and local governments are a party (see S. 489), S1867 
        [1MR]
      Education: require State academic assessments of student 
        achievement in U.S. history and civics (see S. 860), S4021 
        [20AP]
      Hurricanes: provide elementary and secondary education 
        assistance to students and schools impacted by Hurricane 
        Katrina (see S. 1904), S11665 [20OC]
      Natural gas: promote conservation and production (see S. 726), 
        S3278 [6AP]
      Outer Continental Shelf: establish the Coastal Impact Assistance 
        Program from conservation royalty revenues (see S. 964), S4547 
        [28AP]
      Power resources: provide for local control of siting of 
        windmills (see S. 1034), S5191 [13MY] (see S. 1208), S6298 
        [9JN]
      Taxation: provide incentives to promote the conservation and 
        production of natural gas (see S. 727), S3278 [6AP]
      Teach for America, Inc.: authorize appropriations (see S. 1367), 
        S7820 [30JN]
      Women: reduce preterm labor, delivery, and risk of pregnancy-
        related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and reduce 
        infant mortality caused by prematurity (see S. 707), S3200 
        [5AP]
  Cloture motions
      Brown, Janice Rogers: nomination to be circuit judge, S6061 
        [26MY], S6128 [7JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1042), S8740 [22JY], S8907 [26JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2863), S10967 [4OC], S11118 
        [5OC]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (H.R. 8), motion to proceed, S9558 
        [29JY]
      Firearms: prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (S. 397), motion to 
        proceed, S8740 [22JY], S8908 [26JY], S9087 [27JY]
      Johnson, Stephen L.: nomination to be EPA Administrator, S4431 
        [27AP], S4529 [28AP]
      Owen, Priscilla Richman: nomination to be circuit judge, S5578 
        [20MY], S5828 [24MY]
      Portman, Representative: nomination to be U.S. Trade 
        Representative, S4431 [27AP]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), S6904 [21JN], S7209 [23JN]
  Comments
      ``Democracy by Decree--What Happens When Courts Run 
        Government'', S2065 [4MR]
  Letters
      Environmentally Responsible Windpower Act: by, S5978 [26MY]
  Lists
      Companies and associations supporting expanded offshore 
        development, S7050 [22JN]
      Scenic sites protected by S. 1208, Environmentally Responsible 
        Windpower Act, S6302 [9JN]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      Senate, S107 [24JA], S3237 [6AP], S8767 [25JY], S12721 [14NO]
  Privilege of the floor
      Muhs, Jeff, S1435 [15FE], S6778 [16JN]
      Ryu, Rexon, S6060 [26MY]
  Remarks
      Air pollution: reduce emissions from electric powerplants, S5976 
        [26MY]
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3529 [13AP], S3628 [14AP]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), conference 
        report, S4819 [10MY]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: oil and gas exploration, S2618 
        [14MR]
      Armed Forces: prohibit torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading 
        treatment of enemy POW, S9419, S9451 [29JY], S11067 [5OC]
      Australia: tribute to Armed Forces members engaging in military 
        action in Iraq, S4540 [28AP]
      Baker, Howard H., Jr.: tribute (S. Res. 58), S1593 [17FE]
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid: establish, S2814, S2817 
        [16MR]
      Black History Month: observance (S. Res. 44), S1139 [8FE], S6387 
        [13JN]
      Bolton, John R.: nomination to be U.N. Ambassador, S4486 [28AP], 
        S5973 [26MY]
      Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts: support activities, S8604 [21JY]
      Budget: reconciliation of the concurrent resolution (S. 1932), 
        conference report, S14213 [21DE]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (S. Con. 
        Res. 18), S2617 [14MR], S2814, S2817 [16MR]
      Chertoff, Michael: nomination to be Sec. of Homeland Security, 
        S1369 [15FE]
      Child Care and Development Block Grant Act: reauthorize and 
        improve early learning opportunities and school preparedness 
        (S. 525), S2031 [3MR], S2063 [4MR]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance, enhance English language 
        and American history and civics education, and establish an 
        award to recognize contributions of new citizens (S. 1815), 
        S10974 [4OC], S13467 [13DE]
      ------codify oath of allegiance (S. 1087), S5539 [19MY]
      Climate: establish mandatory steps to slow or stop the growth of 
        greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, S7036 [22JN]
      Colleges and universities: national objectives priority 
        assignments, S10178, S10180 [19SE], S13469 [13DE]
      ------simplify access to financial aid and access to information 
        on college costs (S. 1261), S6748-S6751 [16JN]
      Courts: limit the duration of Federal consent decrees to which 
        State and local governments are a party (S. 489), S2063, 
        S2065, S2067 [4MR], S3342 [7AP]
      Cuba: grant authority to utilize combatant status review 
        tribunals and annual review board to determine status of 
        detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, S9419, S9451 [29JY]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1042), S8604, S8608 [21JY], S9419, S9451 
        [29JY]
      ------establish techniques used in U.S. Army Field Manual on 
        Intelligence Interrogation as the standard for interrogation 
        of detainees, S9419, S9451 [29JY], S11067 [5OC]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2863), S11067 [5OC]
      Dept. of Education: prohibit funding for e-Language Learning 
        System, S11987, S11988 [27OC]
      Dept. of Energy: promote adoption of technologies that reduce 
        greenhouse gasses and provide credit-based financial 
        assistance and investment protection for projects that employ 
        advanced climate technologies or systems, S6883 [21JN]
      ------promote adoption of technologies that reduce greenhouse 
        gasses and provide credit-based financial assistance and 
        investment protection for projects that employ advanced 
        climate technologies or systems (S. 388), S1429 [15FE]
      Dept. of Justice: establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the 
        Civil Rights Division, S10027 [14SE]
      ------establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the Civil Rights 
        Division (S. 1369), S7910 [1JY]
      Dept. of State: carry out activities that promote adoption of 
        technologies that reduce greenhouse gas intensity in 
        developing countries, while promoting economic development, 
        S6883 [21JN]
      ------carry out activities that promote adoption of technologies 
        that reduce greenhouse gas intensity in developing countries, 
        while promoting economic development (S. 386), S1429 [15FE]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 3010), S11864 [26OC], S11987, 
        S11988 [27OC]
      Disasters: improve preparedness and response plans, S9814 [8SE]
      Drugs: respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use 
        of methamphetamines, S9972 [13SE]
      Education: encourage young women to pursue careers and higher 
        education degrees in mathematics, science, engineering, and 
        technology, S92 [20JA]
      ------funding, S2617 [14MR]
      ------national policy to improve system, S88, S92 [20JA]
      ------reaffirm support for Title IX prohibiting gender 
        discrimination in educational and athletic programs and its 
        critical role in guaranteeing equal educational opportunities 
        for women and girls, S92 [20JA]
      ------require State academic assessments of student achievement 
        in U.S. history and civics (S. 860), S4031 [20AP], S6812 
        [20JN]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Title I funding for 
        disadvantaged student programs, S11864 [26OC]
      EPA: establish national and State-level grant and loan programs 
        to promote the reduction of diesel emissions, S6794 [20JN]
      Federal-State relations: State and local costs due to unfunded 
        Federal mandates, S2619 [14MR]
      FEMA: reimburse churches and other organizations assisting the 
        victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, S10711 [29SE]
      Grand Ole Opry: anniversary (S. Res. 286), S11778 [25OC]
      Head Start Program: reauthorize (S. 1107), S5841 [24MY]
      Health: provide for embryonic stem cell research, S9329 [29JY]
      Higher Education Act: extend programs (S. 1614), S9815 [8SE]
      History: apologize to lynching victims, and their descendants, 
        for the Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation 
        (S. Res. 39), S6387 [13JN]
      House of Representatives: tribute to students and faculty of the 
        Page School, S3343 [7AP]
      Hurricanes: provide elementary and secondary education 
        assistance to students and schools impacted by Hurricane 
        Katrina (S. 1904), S11696, S11697, S11698 [20OC]
      ------provide relief for students affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        through school vouchers, S10207, S10209 [20SE]
      ------relief efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        S9814 [8SE]
      Immigration: national policy, S3529 [13AP]
      ------reform, S13467 [13DE]
      ------reform (S. 1438), S8926 [26JY]
      Iraq: commend for conducting free elections and encourage 
        further steps toward establishment of a free, democratic, 
        secure, and prosperous Iraq, S3342 [7AP]
      ------elections, S626 [31JA]
      Legislative branch of the Government: making appropriations 
        (H.R. 2985), conference report, unanimous-consent agreement, 
        S9333 [29JY]
      Liebengood, Howard S.: tribute (S. Res. 7), S112 [24JA]
      Mattice, Harry S., Jr.: nomination to be district judge, S11762 
        [24OC]
      Medicaid: funding, S2618 [14MR], S2814, S2817 [16MR]
      Middle East: prohibit U.S. assistance to the Palestinian 
        Authority and for programs, projects, and activities in the 
        West Bank and Gaza, S3628 [14AP], S4819 [10MY]
      National History Day (organization): tribute to Tennessee 
        competition participants, S6812 [20JN]
      National parks and recreation areas: eliminate annual operating 
        deficit and maintenance backlog (S. 886), S4131 [21AP]
      National Prematurity Awareness Day: observance, S12739 [14NO]
      National security: combat terrorism, S626 [31JA]
      ------improve security for driver's licenses and identity 
        documents, amend immigration laws to prevent entry of 
        terrorists, and ensure completion of certain border barriers, 
        S4819 [10MY]
      ------improve security for driver's licenses and identity 
        documents, amend immigration laws to prevent entry of 
        terrorists, and ensure completion of certain border barriers 
        (H.R. 418), S3124 [4AP]
      Natural gas: promote conservation and production (S. 726), 
        S3296-S3300 [6AP], S5370 [17MY], S5975 [26MY]
      ------require certain terms and conditions for the siting, 
        construction, expansion, and operation of liquefied natural 
        gas import terminals, S6986 [22JN]
      Nuclear energy: improve nuclear safety and security, S5975 
        [26MY]
      Outer Continental Shelf: allow gas-only leases and State 
        requests to examine energy areas, S7049 [22JN]
      ------cancel proposed comprehensive seismic survey inventory of 
        all areas, S6876 [21JN]
      Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, S6621 [15JN]
      Power resources: coal industrial gasification technology, S5977 
        [26MY]
      ------enhance energy conservation, research, and development and 
        provide for security and diversity in the energy supply (H.R. 
        6), S5369-S5371 [17MY], S6448 [14JN], S6621 [15JN], S6675, 
        S6678, S6686, S6700, S6709 [16JN], S6794 [20JN], S6876, S6883 
        [21JN], S6986, S7012, S7036, S7038, S7041, S7047, S7049 
        [22JN], S7244, S7249 [23JN], S7385 [24JN]
      ------enhance energy conservation, research, and development and 
        provide for security and diversity in the energy supply (H.R. 
        6), conference report, S9264 [28JY]
      ------national energy policy, S5369-S5371 [17MY], S5975 [26MY]
      ------prohibit loan guarantees for privately owned powerplant 
        construction, S7244, S7249 [23JN]
      ------provide for local control of siting of windmills, S7012, 
        S7038, S7041, S7047 [22JN]
      ------provide for local control of siting of windmills (S. 
        1034), S5191-S5194 [13MY], S5976 [26MY]
      ------provide for local control of siting of windmills (S. 
        1208), S6301 [9JN]
      ------use of wind to produce electricity, S5976 [26MY]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, S2297 [9MR], S3446 [12AP], S4818 [10MY], 
        S5569 [20MY], S5761 [23MY], S10476 [27SE]
      Pryor, William H., Jr.: nomination to be circuit judge, S6250 
        [9JN]
      Public utilities: establish a Federal renewable energy portfolio 
        standard for certain retail electric utilities, S6675, S6678, 
        S6686, S6700 [16JN]
      Public welfare programs: reauthorize and improve block grants to 
        States for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 
        Program, S14213 [21DE]
      Rice, Condoleezza: nomination to be Sec. of State, S403, S404 
        [25JA]
      Roberts, John G., Jr.: nomination to be Chief Justice of the 
        U.S., S10476 [27SE]
      Science: improve U.S. competitiveness in science, research, 
        technology, and innovation, S11345 [17OC]
      Science, Depts. of State, Justice, Commerce, and related 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2862), S9972 [13SE], 
        S10027 [14SE]
      Senate Rules: amend relative to votes required to invoke cloture 
        on Presidential appointments in order to prevent filibuster, 
        S2297 [9MR], S3446 [12AP], S4818 [10MY], S5569 [20MY], S5761 
        [23MY]
      Spellings, Margaret: nomination to be Sec. of Education, S88, 
        S92 [20JA]
      Summitt, Patricia S. Head: tribute (S. Res. 97), S3239 [6AP]
      Taxation: provide incentives to promote the conservation and 
        production of natural gas (S. 727), S3296-S3300 [6AP]
      ------provide tax incentives for the investment in greenhouse 
        gas intensity reduction projects (S. 387), S1429 [15FE]
      Teach for America, Inc.: authorize appropriations (S. 1367), 
        S7865 [30JN]
      Tennessee: tribute to National Guard and Reserve members 
        engaging in military action in Iraq, S3124 [4AP]
      Ukraine: congratulate people for conducting a democratic, 
        transparent, and fair Presidential election and Viktor 
        Yushchenko on election as President, S3239 [6AP]
      Women: reduce preterm labor, delivery, and risk of pregnancy-
        related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and reduce 
        infant mortality caused by prematurity (S. 707), S3212 [5AP], 
        S12739 [14NO]
  Reports
      Rising Above the Gathering Storm: National Academy of Sciences, 
        National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, 
        S11346-S11349 [17OC]
  Statements
      Senate Process for Confirmation of Judicial Nominees: by, S2298-
        S2302 [9MR]
  Summaries
      Higher Education Simplification and Deregulation Act (S. 1261), 
        S6751 [16JN]
  Tables
      Higher education--trends in State spending and tuition 
        increases, S10180 [19SE]
  Texts of
      S. 489, Federal Consent Decree Fairness Act, S1877 [1MR]
      S. 525, Caring for Children Act, S2032-S2037 [3MR]
      S. 707, Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers 
        Who Deliver Infants Early (PREEMIE) Act, S3212 [5AP]
      S. 964, Americans Outdoors Act, S4574-S4579 [28AP]
      S. 1034, Environmentally Responsible Windpower Act, S5194 [13MY]
      S. 1208, Environmentally Responsible Windpower Act, S6301 [9JN]
  Tributes
      al-Hasani, Hachim, S3342 [7AP]
      Day, David L., S61 [6JA]
      Parks, Rosa, S12348 [3NO]
      Pope John Paul II, S3123 [4AP]
      Rogers, Adrian, S2147 [7MR]




ALEXANDER, ND

  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S10291 [21SE]




ALEXANDER, RODNEY (a Representative from Louisiana)

  Appointments
      Conferee: H.R. 2744, agriculture, rural development, FDA, and 
        related agencies programs appropriations, H9011 [20OC]
      ------H.R. 2862, science, Depts. of State, Justice, Commerce, 
        and related agencies appropriations, H9497 [2NO]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully 
        informed relative to pain experienced by the unborn child (see 
        H.R. 356), H195 [25JA]
      America's Blood Centers (organization): tribute (see H. Res. 
        220), H6206 [20JY]
      Animals: establish a competitive grant program to build capacity 
        in veterinary medical education and expand the workforce of 
        veterinarians engaged in public health practice and biomedical 
        research (see H.R. 2206), H9696 [4NO]
      Armed Forces: authorize members to assist the Dept. of Homeland 
        Security in performance of border protection functions under 
        certain circumstances (see H.R. 1986), H2736 [28AP]
      ------entitle educational assistance under the Montgomery GI 
        Bill for members of the Selected Reserve who aggregate a 
        certain amount of active duty service (see H.R. 772), H5741 
        [12JY]
      ------payment of mental health counselors under TRICARE (see 
        H.R. 1358), H7673 [6SE]
      ------provide postal benefits for personal correspondence and 
        certain parcels sent to members serving on active military 
        duty abroad (see H.R. 923), H1372 [10MR]
      ------require colleges and universities to preserve educational 
        status and financial aid of military personnel called to 
        active duty (see H.R. 333), H413 [8FE]
      ------restore health care coverage to retired members of the 
        uniformed services (see H.R. 602), H2550 [26AP]
      ------tribute to dedication and commitment of employers of the 
        members of the National Guard and other Reserve components who 
        have been mobilized during the Global War on Terrorism (see H. 
        Res. 302), H4142 [26MY]
      Atchafalaya National Heritage Area: establish (see H.R. 522), 
        H348 [2FE]
      Aviation: provide liability protection to nonprofit volunteer 
        pilot organizations flying for public benefit and to the 
        pilots and staff of such organizations (see H.R. 1871), H2646 
        [27AP]
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid: establish (see H.R. 985), 
        H2738 [28AP]
      Braille, Louis: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 2872), H6381 
        [22JY]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: extend compliance 
        threshold used to determine eligibility of hospitals for 
        designation as an inpatient rehabilitation facility (see H.R. 
        3373), H7862 [13SE]
      ------tribute for demonstration project to assess quality of 
        care of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (see H. Res. 
        261), H3263 [12MY]
      Children and youth: establish a grant program to provide 
        comprehensive eye examinations (see H.R. 2238), H3894 [24MY]
      ------establish certain requirements relative to provision of 
        services to minors by certain family planning projects (see 
        H.R. 3011), H5604 [30JN]
      ------improve the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and 
        Sexually Violent Offender Registration Program (see H.R. 
        1355), H1621 [16MR] (see H.R. 2423), H3894 [24MY]
      ------provide comprehensive services for children who have been 
        removed from environments in which methamphetamines are 
        unlawfully manufactured, distributed, or dispensed (see H.R. 
        2335), H4656 [16JN]
      ------revise the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and 
        Sexually Violent Offender Registration Program (see H.R. 
        1505), H3894 [24MY]
      Citizenship: codify oath of allegiance and encourage efforts of 
        prospective citizens to become citizens (see H.R. 4168), 
        H10039 [8NO]
      ------constitutional amendment to restrict citizenship of 
        individuals based on citizenship or legal permanent resident 
        status of parents (see H.J. Res. 46), H2737 [28AP]
      ------restrict citizenship of individuals based solely on birth 
        in the U.S. (see H.R. 698), H5603 [30JN]
      Civil liberties: require reasonable religious accommodations in 
        the workplace (see H.R. 1445), H1970 [13AP]
      Civil War--U.S.: establish a commission to commemorate 
        sesquicentennial (see H.R. 687), H521 [9FE]
      Coast Guard: tribute to response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        provide temporary relief to certain persons affected by such 
        hurricane relative to certain laws administered by the Coast 
        Guard (see H.R. 4508), H11503 [13DE]
      Construction industries: provide contractors with qualified 
        immunity from liability for negligence when providing services 
        or equipment on a volunteer basis in response to a declared 
        emergency or disaster (see H.R. 3717), H7862 [13SE]
      Consumers: require disclosure of terms of rental-purchase 
        agreements (see H.R. 1651), H4561 [15JN]
      ------require enhanced disclosure regarding the consequences of 
        making only minimum required payments in the repayment of 
        credit card debt (see H.R. 3852), H8735 [6OC]
      Contracts: require certain Federal service contractors to 
        participate in a pilot program for employment eligibility 
        confirmation (see H.R. 2049), H3894 [24MY]
      Controlled Substances Act: amend relative to regulation of 
        ephedrine alkaloids (see H.R. 1083), H6651 [26JY]
      Courts: clarify jurisdiction of Federal courts over certain 
        cases and controversies involving the Pledge of Allegiance 
        (see H.R. 2389), H4144 [26MY]
      ------limit Federal court jurisdiction over questions under the 
        Defense of Marriage Act (see H.R. 1100), H982 [3MR]
      ------limit jurisdiction of Federal courts in certain cases and 
        promote federalism (see H.R. 1070), H1779 [5AP]
      ------prevent frivolous lawsuits against manufacturers, 
        distributors, or sellers of food or non-alcoholic beverage 
        products that comply with applicable statutory and regulatory 
        requirements (see H.R. 554), H2880 [3MY]
      ------protect judges, prosecutors, witnesses, victims, and their 
        family members (see H.R. 1751), H3894 [24MY]
      ------provide protections of habeas corpus for certain 
        incapacitated individuals whose life is in jeopardy (see H.R. 
        1151), H1847 [6AP]
      Credit: establish requirements on the terms of consumer credit 
        extended to an Armed Forces member or the dependent of a 
        member (see H.R. 97), H5603 [30JN]
      Crime: increase penalty on persons who are convicted of killing 
        peace officers and who flee the country (see H.R. 2363), H3894 
        [24MY]
      ------increase penalty on persons who are convicted of killing 
        peace officers and who flee the country and call for 
        renegotiation of extradition treaty with Mexico (see H.R. 
        3900), H8735 [6OC]
      ------prohibit certain computer assisted remote hunting (see 
        H.R. 1558), H3894 [24MY]
      ------prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see H.R. 
        748), H581 [10FE]
      ------reduce violent gang crime and protect law-abiding citizens 
        and communities from violent criminals (see H.R. 1279), H1416 
        [14MR]
      ------strengthen sentencing for sex offenders (see H.R. 2942), 
        H5638 [11JY]
      Cuba: anniversary of human rights crackdown (see H. Con. Res. 
        81), H984 [3MR]
      Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval: support goals (see 
        H. Res. 294), H4401 [13JN]
      Dept. of Agriculture: prepare an annual report specifying the 
        number of non-Federal employees of the Farm Service Agency 
        needed to handle the workload generated by programs 
        administered by the Agency (see H.R. 2209), H4297 [8JN]
      Dept. of Defense: make a grant to the National D-Day Museum 
        Foundation for facilities and programs of America's National 
        World War II Museum (see H.R. 2725), H4141 [26MY]
      ------require notice of exceptions to certain requirements to 
        procure items made in the U.S. (see H.R. 1239), H1970 [13AP]
      Dept. of Education: permit waiver of consecutive service 
        requirements of loan forgiveness program for teachers whose 
        employment is interrupted by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 
        3788), H8087 [15SE]
      ------recruit, select, train, and support a national teachers 
        corps in underserved communities (see H.R. 3334), H7673 [6SE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: establish a database of small 
        businesses for purposes of Federal consultation prior to 
        awarding contracts related to declared emergencies (see H.R. 
        4427), H11034 [18NO]
      Dept. of HUD: temporarily suspend certain requirements under the 
        Community Development Block Grant Program for communities 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3896), H8348 [26SE]
      Dept. of Justice: establish a national sex offender registration 
        database (see H.R. 95), H8643 [29SE]
      Dept. of the Treasury: repeal authority to enter into private 
        tax collection contracts (see H.R. 1621), H7743 [7SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: conduct a pilot program to improve 
        access to health care for rural veterans (see H.R. 1741), 
        H2394 [20AP]
      ------conduct a pilot project on using educational assistance 
        funds to defray training costs associated with purchasing 
        certain franchise enterprises (see H.R. 745), H2103 [14AP]
      ------improve the Veterans Beneficiary Travel Program (see H.R. 
        3147), H8513 [28SE]
      ------repeal the offset from surviving spouse annuities under 
        the military Survivor Benefit Plan for amounts paid as 
        dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 808), H1969 
        [13AP]
      ------terminate administrative freeze on the enrollment into the 
        health care system of veterans in the lowest priority category 
        for enrollment (referred to as ``Priority 8'') (see H.R. 
        3312), H5913 [14JY]
      Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: expedite payments 
        of certain Federal emergency assistance and direct the Dept. 
        of Homeland Security to exercise certain authority (see H.R. 
        4163), H9426 [28OC]
      ------permit cancellation of certain loans (see H.R. 4117), 
        H9043 [20OC]
      ------provide for reimbursement of certain for-profit hospitals 
        (see H.R. 3714), H7862 [13SE]
      Disasters: improve ability of Depts. of Agriculture and the 
        Interior to promptly implement recovery treatments in response 
        to catastrophic events affecting forest lands (see H.R. 4200), 
        H9554 [2NO]
      ------provide temporary emergency assistance for primary 
        residences damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 
        (see H.R. 4266), H10144 [9NO]
      Discrimination: prohibit on the basis of genetic information 
        relative to insurance and employment (see H.R. 1227), H7861 
        [13SE]
      Diseases: authorize grants for education, screening, and 
        treatment relative to preventing diabetic foot complications 
        and lower extremity amputations (see H.R. 1719), H2393 [20AP]
      ------issue commemorative postage stamp to promote public 
        awareness of Down syndrome (see H. Con. Res. 42), H943 [2MR]
      District of Columbia: clarify definition of marriage for legal 
        purposes (see H.R. 72), H353 [2FE]
      ------restore right to keep and bear arms (see H.R. 1288), H1780 
        [5AP]
      Drugs: establish electronic systems in each State for 
        practitioner monitoring of the dispensing of certain 
        controlled substances (see H.R. 1132), H2550 [26AP]
      ------respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use 
        of methamphetamines (see H.R. 314), H6328 [21JY] (see H.R. 
        3889), H8644 [29SE]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see H.R. 8), H1729 (see H.R. 8), 
        H1735 [20MR]
      Employment: protect volunteer firefighters and emergency medical 
        services personnel responding to national emergencies from 
        termination or demotion in their places of employment (see 
        H.R. 3949), H9556 [2NO]
      English language: reaffirm as official language of U.S., 
        establish uniform English language rule for naturalization, 
        and avoid misconstructions of English language texts of U.S. 
        laws (see H.R. 997), H845 [1MR]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (see H.J. Res. 39), H1694 
        [17MR]
      FDA: provide for uniform food safety warning notification 
        requirements (see H.R. 4167), H9361 [27OC]
      Federal aid programs: ensure that student loans are delivered as 
        efficiently as possible (see H.R. 1425), H1693 [17MR]
      Federal employees: provide a real estate stock index investment 
        option under the Thrift Savings Plan (see H.R. 1578), H12050 
        [16DE]
      Financial institutions: ease credit union regulatory burdens, 
        advance credit union efforts to promote economic growth, and 
        modernize credit union net worth standards (see H.R. 2317), 
        H5915 [14JY]
      ------enhance ability of community banks to foster economic 
        growth and serve their communities (see H.R. 2061), H3894 
        [24MY]
      ------facilitate recovery from Hurricane Katrina by providing 
        greater flexibility for, and temporary waivers of certain 
        rules and fees imposed on depository institutions and Federal 
        regulatory agencies (see H.R. 3945), H8642 [29SE]
      ------prohibit financial holding companies and national banks 
        from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real estate 
        brokerage or real estate management activities (see H.R. 111), 
        H11109 [6DE]
      ------prohibit use of identification issued by foreign 
        governments, other than passports, for purposes of verifying 
        identity of a person opening an account (see H.R. 815), H848 
        [1MR]
      Firearms: permit States to provide reciprocal treatment for 
        carrying of certain concealed firearms by nonresidents (see 
        H.R. 1243), H1369 [10MR]
      ------prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (see H.R. 800), H848 [1MR]
      ------protect and enforce the right to obtain and use firearms 
        for security, self-defense, and other legitimate purposes (see 
        H.R. 47), H988 [7MR]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see H.J. Res. 10), H287 [1FE]
      Freedom of religion: constitutional amendment protecting 
        religious freedom (see H.J. Res. 57), H5602 [30JN]
      Gold Star Mothers Day: support goals and ideals (see H.J. Res. 
        61), H8089 [15SE]
      Government regulations: eliminate effect on constitutionally 
        protected expression of religion by State and local officials 
        resulting from threat of potential litigants seeking damages 
        and attorney's fees (see H.R. 2679), H4139 [26MY]
      Guam War Claims Review Commission: implement recommendations 
        (see H.R. 1595), H1968 [13AP]
      Hainkel, John J.: tribute (see H. Res. 221), H2150 [19AP]
      Health: make antitrust laws apply to negotiations between groups 
        of independent pharmacies and health plans and health 
        insurance issuers in the same manner as collective bargaining 
        by labor organizations (see H.R. 1671), H8644 [29SE]
      Health care facilities: extend Federal Tort Claims Act coverage 
        to all federally qualified community health centers (see H.R. 
        1633), H2100 [14AP]
      House of Representatives: display the Ten Commandments if the 
        Supreme Court rules that their public display by State and 
        local governments violates the establishment clause of the 
        first amendment to the Constitution (see H. Res. 214), H2102 
        [14AP]
      Housing Act: provide rural housing assistance to families 
        affected by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3895), H8348 [26SE]
      Hunger: reduce (see H.R. 2717), H5915 [14JY]
      Hurricanes: accelerate reemployment and employment of 
        individuals affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by 
        establishing grants to eligible entities to provide worker 
        recovery accounts to eligible individuals (see H.R. 3976), 
        H8732 [6OC]
      ------ease the provision of services to individuals affected by 
        Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (see H.R. 3975), H8732 [6OC]
      ------express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts (see H. Res. 425), H7742 [7SE]
      ------give priority in Federal contracting to businesses in 
        areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and treat such 
        small businesses as falling under the HUBZone program (see 
        H.R. 3988), H8733 [6OC]
      ------issue a special postage stamp to afford a means by which 
        the public may contribute to Hurricane Katrina disaster relief 
        (see H.R. 3740), H8514 [28SE]
      ------modify highway emergency relief program requirements 
        relative to projects for repair or reconstruction in response 
        to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina (see H.R. 3786), H8087 
        [15SE]
      ------provide Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program assistance for States providing assistance to Katrina 
        survivors (see H.R. 3845), H8247 [21SE]
      Immigration: assist certain sheriffs' offices to provide a 
        second line of defense in border areas, conduct law 
        enforcement operations along the southern U.S. border, and 
        prevent lawlessness in border areas (see H.R. 4360), H10908 
        [17NO]
      ------bar admission and facilitate removal of alien terrorists 
        and their supporters, drug traffickers, and other illegal or 
        criminal aliens and reform the visa and legal immigration 
        systems (see H.R. 688), H3056 [5MY]
      ------enforce employment restrictions on unauthorized aliens 
        through the use of improved Social Security cards and an 
        Employment Eligibility Database (see H.R. 98), H2648 [27AP]
      ------enforce numerical limits placed by Congress (see H.R. 
        4317), H11328 [8DE]
      ------enhance Federal, State, and local enforcement of 
        immigration laws (see H.R. 3137), H8163 [20SE]
      ------make inadmissable individuals who law enforcement knows, 
        or has reasonable grounds to believe, seek entry to the U.S. 
        to participate in illegal activities with criminal gangs (see 
        H.R. 2933), H8513 [28SE]
      ------prohibit Federal agencies from accepting foreign-issued 
        identification other than passports (see H.R. 925), H1510 
        [15MR]
      ------provide for true enforcement and border security (see H.R. 
        4313), H11036 [18NO]
      ------reform (see H.R. 3938), H8736 [6OC]
      ------remove discretion of Dept. of Homeland Security relative 
        to expedited removal and prohibit issuance of residential 
        mortgages to illegal aliens (see H.R. 4032), H9641 [3NO]
      ------require employers to conduct employment eligibility 
        verification (see H.R. 19), H6936 [27JY]
      ------revise certain requirements for H-2B employers and require 
        submission of information on H-2B nonimmigrants (see H.R. 
        793), H1417 [14MR]
      ------simplify the process for admitting temporary alien 
        agricultural workers and increase access to such workers (see 
        H.R. 3857), H8340 [22SE]
      ------strengthen enforcement of immigration laws and enhance 
        border security (see H.R. 4437), H11328 [8DE]
      Iran: hold current regime accountable for its threatening 
        behavior and support a transition to democracy (see H.R. 282), 
        H1622 [16MR]
      John J. Hainkel Post Office Building, Hammond, LA: designate 
        (see H.R. 2346), H3436 [17MY]
      Languages: repeal Executive order on providing access to Federal 
        programs and activities for persons with limited English 
        proficiency (see H.R. 136), H1622 [16MR]
      Law enforcement: make improvements to the national sex offender 
        registration program (see H.R. 3132), H6936 [27JY] (see H.R. 
        3860), H8810 [7OC]
      Law enforcement officers: issue commemorative postage stamp for 
        officers killed in the line of duty (see H. Con. Res. 85), 
        H2151 [19AP]
      ------provide additional protections (see H.R. 2194), H5435 (see 
        H.R. 2194), H5480 [29JN]
      Life Insurance Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Con. Res. 181), H5915 [14JY]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        H.R. 358), H354 [2FE]
      Louisiana: provide agreements between Federal agencies to 
        partner or transfer funds to accomplish erosion goals (see 
        H.R. 1675), H2106 [18AP]
      ------provide protection, conservation, and restoration of 
        wetlands, estuaries, barrier islands, and related land in the 
        coastal areas (see H.R. 2903), H4560 [15JN]
      Louisiana Recovery Corp.: establish (see H.R. 4100), H11328 
        [8DE]
      Medicare: allow beneficiaries direct access to physical 
        therapists without a physician referral (see H.R. 1333), H1620 
        [16MR]
      ------improve patient access to, and utilization of, the 
        colorectal cancer screening benefit (see H.R. 1632), H8735 
        [6OC]
      ------pay ambulance suppliers the full costs of providing such 
        services (see H.R. 2014), H3262 [12MY]
      ------provide access to audiologists (see H.R. 415), H10502 
        [16NO]
      ------temporarily increase payment rates for home health 
        services in rural areas (see H.R. 11), H71 [4JA]
      Missing Children's Assistance Act: extend applicability to 
        individuals determined to have a mental capacity less than 18 
        years of age (see H.R. 528), H3894 [24MY]
      Monuments and memorials: ensure memorials commemorating the 
        service of U.S. servicemembers may contain religious symbols 
        (see H.R. 2229), H4356 [9JN]
      Motor vehicles: protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, 
        service, and repair their motor vehicles (see H.R. 2048), 
        H11504 [13DE]
      Music and dance: recognize artistic excellence and community 
        value of America's orchestras (see H. Con. Res. 157), H5742 
        [12JY]
      National Advisory Council on Medical Rehabilitation: establish 
        (see H.R. 3373), H7862 [13SE]
      National Arson Awareness Week: support goals (see H. Res. 252), 
        H2738 [28AP]
      National Flood Insurance Program: strengthen, encourage 
        participation, and provide certain owners of properties not 
        located in flood hazard zones a one-time opportunity to 
        purchase coverage (see H.R. 3922), H8736 [6OC]
      National Guard Youth Challenge Program: increase maximum Federal 
        share of costs for State programs (see H.R. 669), H1896 [12AP]
      National security: improve security for driver's licenses and 
        identity documents, amend immigration laws to prevent entry of 
        terrorists, and ensure completion of certain border barriers 
        (see H.R. 418), H235 [26JA]
      Oklahoma City, OK: anniversary of bombing of Alfred P. Murrah 
        Federal Building (see H. Res. 184), H2104 [14AP]
      Outer Continental Shelf: terminate effect of laws prohibiting 
        spending of appropriated funds to conduct oil and natural gas 
        leasing and preleasing activities (see H.R. 4318), H12051 
        [16DE]
      Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act: establish a domestic offshore 
        energy reinvestment program (see H.R. 1551), H1893 [12AP]
      Parks, Rosa: direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. 
        Capitol in National Statuary Hall (see H.R. 4145), H9473 [1NO]
      Pledge of Allegiance: district court decision on inclusion of 
        phrase ``under God'' (see H. Res. 453), H8644 [29SE]
      Power resources: provide disaster assistance for the repair, 
        restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of a privately-
        owned power transmission facility damaged or destroyed by 
        Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (see H.R. 4391), H11328 [8DE]
      Public buildings: expressing that display of the Ten 
        Commandments does not violate the first amendment to the 
        Constitution (see H. Con. Res. 194), H5604 [30JN]
      Public Health Service Act: provide liability protections for 
        volunteer practitioners at health centers (see H.R. 1313), 
        H1697 [17MR]
      Public welfare programs: provide assistance to families affected 
        by Hurricane Katrina through the Temporary Assistance for 
        Needy Families Program (see H.R. 3672), H7815 [8SE]
      Radio: preserve local radio broadcast emergency and other 
        services and require the FCC to conduct rulemaking for that 
        purpose (see H.R. 998), H1897 [12AP]
      Real estate: prohibit economic development assistance to States 
        or localities that use eminent domain to obtain property for 
        private commercial development or fail to pay relocation costs 
        to displaced persons (see H.R. 3405), H7862 [13SE]
      ------protect private property rights by limiting the power of 
        eminent domain (see H.R. 3083), H6107 [19JY] (see H.R. 3135), 
        H5599 [30JN]
      Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone of the U.S: 
        designate (see H.R. 2112), H4356 [9JN]
      San Francisco, CA: mint coins in commemoration of the San 
        Francisco Old Mint (see H.R. 1953), H8809 [7OC]
      Schools: express support for prayer at school board meetings 
        (see H. Res. 146), H1510 [15MR]
      Securities: issue Hurricane Relief Bonds in response to 
        Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and subsequent flooding and 
        displacement of residents in certain federally designated 
        disaster areas (see H.R. 3935), H8810 [7OC]
      Social Security: dedicate surpluses to personal accounts that 
        can only be used to pay Social Security benefits (see H.R. 
        3304), H5913 [14JY]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 147), H76 [4JA]
      Space policy: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversaries 
        of NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (see H.R. 68), H587 
        [14FE]
      States: authorize organization and service of a militia to help 
        prevent individuals from unlawfully crossing an international 
        border and entering the U.S. anywhere other than a port of 
        entry (see H.R. 3622), H7950 [14SE]
      Submerged Lands Act: make seaward boundaries of Louisiana, 
        Alabama, and Mississippi equivalent to seaward boundaries of 
        Texas and the Gulf Coast of Florida (see H.R. 2634), H4073 
        [25MY]
      Supreme Court: disapprove Kelo v. New London, CT, decision on 
        allowing local government seizure of private property (see H. 
        Res. 340), H5604 [30JN]
      ------enable review of decisions in which the Court of Appeals 
        for the Armed Forces denied relief (see H.R. 1364), H2978 
        [4MY]
      ------encourage finding the use of the Pledge of Allegiance in 
        schools to be consistent with the Constitution (see H. Con. 
        Res. 245), H8343 [22SE]
      Surface Transportation Board: authorizing appropriations to 
        enhance railroad competition (see H.R. 2047), H2879 [3MY]
      Taxation: allow credit for expenditures incurred to restore or 
        protect wetlands from coastal erosion (see H.R. 2102), H2977 
        [4MY]
      ------allow deduction equal to fair market value for charitable 
        contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly 
        compositions created by the donor (see H.R. 1120), H2103 
        [14AP]
      ------allow deduction for qualified timber gains (see H.R. 
        3883), H9103 [25OC]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 994), H5914 [14JY]
      ------exclude from gross income amounts paid on behalf of 
        Federal employees under Federal student loan repayment 
        programs (see H.R. 1765), H2470 [21AP]
      ------exclude from gross income certain hazard mitigation 
        assistance (see H.R. 387), H233 [26JA]
      ------exclude from gross income the proceeds from certain 
        company-owned life insurance (see H.R. 2251), H8388 [27SE]
      ------expand incentives for education (see H.R. 1380), H2103 
        [14AP]
      ------extend and expand the deduction for certain expenses of 
        elementary and secondary school teachers (see H.R. 2868), 
        H4400 [13JN]
      ------improve operation of employee stock ownership plans (see 
        H.R. 3111), H6936 [27JY]
      ------make individual income tax rates for capital gains and 
        dividends permanent (see H.R. 809), H3262 [12MY]
      ------modify the rehabilitation credit and the low-income 
        housing credit (see H.R. 659), H1847 [6AP]
      ------permit tax-free distribution from governmental retirement 
        plans for payment of health and long-term care insurance 
        premiums for public safety officers (see H.R. 2177), H3054 
        [5MY]
      ------provide a credit for teachers and principals who work in 
        certain low income schools (see H.R. 986), H848 [1MR]
      ------provide a credit for the transportation of food for 
        charitable purposes (see H.R. 1954), H3894 [24MY]
      ------provide a credit to individuals for certain long-term care 
        expenses (see H.R. 1150), H8342 [22SE]
      ------provide a nonrefundable tax credit to law enforcement 
        officers who purchase armor vests (see H.R. 2823), H8163 
        [20SE]
      ------provide a refundable tax credit to public safety 
        volunteers (see H.R. 934), H8919 [18OC]
      ------provide collegiate housing and infrastructure grants (see 
        H.R. 1548), H3056 [5MY]
      ------provide for Gulf tax credit bonds and advance refundings 
        of certain tax-exempt bonds, and provide a Federal guarantee 
        of certain State bonds (see H.R. 4337), H10501 [16NO]
      ------provide for the proper tax treatment of certain disaster 
        mitigation payments (see H.R. 1134), H988 [7MR]
      ------provide tax benefits for the Gulf Opportunity Zone and 
        certain areas affected by Hurricane Rita (see H.R. 4155), 
        H9361 [27OC]
      ------provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina 
        and provide incentives for charitable giving (see H.R. 3768), 
        H7948 [14SE]
      ------provide that the credit for producing fuel from a 
        nonconventional source shall apply to gas produced onshore 
        from certain formations (see H.R. 454), H283 [1FE]
      ------repeal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer 
        taxes (see H.R. 64), H73 [4JA]
      ------repeal excise tax on telephone use and other 
        communications services (see H.R. 1898), H3556 [18MY]
      ------treatment of automatic fire sprinkler systems (see H.R. 
        1131), H11327 [8DE]
      Taxpayer-Teacher Protection Act: make teacher loan forgiveness 
        provisions permanent (see H.R. 670), H942 [2MR]
      Telecommunications: promote and enhance public safety and 
        encourage rapid deployment of IP-enabled voice services for 
        emergency response networks (see H.R. 2418), H8342 [22SE]
      Telephones: facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 
        telephone service for information and referral on health and 
        human services (see H.R. 896), H1779 [5AP]
      Terrorism: tribute to flight crew members lost during attacks 
        against the U.S. (see H. Con. Res. 55), H4656 [16JN]
      Transportation: provide temporary waiver of certain 
        transportation conformity rules and metropolitan 
        transportation planning rules under the Clean Air Act and 
        other laws for certain areas affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see H.R. 3946), H8642 [29SE]
      U.N.: withhold funding if the U.N. abridges U.S. right to keep 
        and bear arms (see H.R. 3436), H7614 [29JY]
      Veterans: change effective date for paid-up coverage under the 
        Survivor Benefit Plan (see H.R. 968), H5741 [12JY]
      ------mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became 
        disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (see H.R. 
        1951), H2734 [28AP]
      Veterans Educate Today's Students (VETS) Day: support goals (see 
        H. Con. Res. 173), H4142 [26MY]
      Volunteer firefighters: remove civil liability barriers 
        surrounding donating fire equipment to volunteer fire 
        companies (see H.R. 1088), H5603 [30JN]
      Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: establish (see H. Res. 30), 
        H1697 [17MR]
      Workforce Investment Act: provide special rules for disaster 
        relief employment for individuals displaced by Hurricane 
        Katrina (see H.R. 3761), H7947 [14SE]
      World War II: provide that service in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps 
        constituted active military service for veteran classification 
        (see H.R. 2193), H3054 [5MY]
      Year of the Museum: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 389), 
        H7744 [7SE]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Dept. of HUD: provide waivers under certain housing assistance 
        programs to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in obtaining 
        housing (see H.R. 3894), H8348 [26SE]
      Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act: promote alternative energy-
        related uses on Outer Continental Shelf (see H.R. 1596), H1968 
        [13AP]
  Remarks
      Dept. of HUD: provide waivers under certain housing assistance 
        programs to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in obtaining 
        housing (H.R. 3894), H8665 [6OC]
      Hurricanes: making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3673), 
        H7778 [8SE]
  Tributes
      Peoples, Thomas, H7822 [13SE]
      Thompson, Margaret Volz, E1498 [15JY]




ALEXANDER, SHANE AND KARA

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H5744 [13JY]




ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC

  Remarks in House
      Paragon Films, Inc.: opening of manufacturing facility in 
        Alexander County, NC, H5918 [18JY]




ALEXANDER HAMILTON FRIENDS ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Harris, Martha: Alexander Hamilton Friends Association 
        Citizenship Achievement Award recipient, E1406 [30JN]
      Truesdale, Matthew: Alexander Hamilton Friends Association 
        Citizenship Achievement Award recipient, E1422 [1JY]
      Wilson, Alyssa: Alexander Hamilton Friends Association 
        Citizenship Achievement Award recipient, E1388 [28JN]




ALEXANDRIA, SD

  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S9279 [28JY]




ALEXANDRIA, VA

  Bills and resolutions
      American Prosecutors Research Institute: authorize funding for 
        National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse and National 
        Child Protection Training Center (see S. 885), S4108 [21AP]
      Justin W. Williams U.S. Attorney's Building: designate (see H.R. 
        1463), H1777 [5AP]
  Poems
      ``New Hope,'' Mattie J.T. Stepanek, E1094 [25MY]
  Remarks in House
      Campagna Center (nonprofit organization): tribute, E1943 [22SE]
      Children's Hospice International (organization): anniversary, 
        E1093 [25MY]
      Computer Community Outreach and Education Program 
        (organization): anniversary, E1343 [24JN]
      Justin W. Williams U.S. Attorney's Building: designate (H.R. 
        1463), H1903-H1905 [13AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Children's Hospice International (organization): anniversary, 
        S5843 [24MY]
  Texts of
      H.R. 1463, Justin W. Williams U.S. Attorney's Building, 
        Alexandria, VA, H1903 [13AP]




ALFANO, DELORES

  Remarks in House
      Ministry of Caring, Inc.: Sister Ann Marguerite Gildea Award 
        recipient, E2119 [18OC]




ALFORD, CAROLYN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1327 [24JN]




ALFORD, EARL

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1410 [30JN]




ALFORD, GEORGE A.

  Poems
      ``Late on a Hot Evening,'' Brenda Alford Kaiser, E1729 [29JY]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1728 [29JY]




ALHAMBRA, CA

  Remarks in House
      San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains 
        Conservancy: tribute, E16 [4JA]




al-HASANI, HACHIM

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S3342 [7AP]




ALI, ABBAS J.

  Articles and editorials
      Triumph of Neoconservatives in Iraq, H8336 [22SE]




ALI, JENNA

  Remarks in House
      Learn and Serve America (organization): Presidential Freedom 
        Scholarship recipients, E1966 [28SE]




ALICE PAUL INSTITUTE

  Remarks in House
      Alice Paul Equality Award: tribute to recipients, E608 [12AP]




ALIEN TORT STATUTE REFORM ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1874), S11422 [17OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1874), S11433-S11435 [17OC]
  Texts of
      S. 1874, provisions, S11435 [17OC]




ALIENS  see Immigration; Refugees




ALITO, SAMUEL A., JR.

  Articles and editorials
      Alito--A Threat to Civil Rights, E2520 [14DE]
      Alito's Sticky Thicket, H12144 [17DE]
      Alito's Views and O'Connor's, H12145 [17DE]
  Remarks in House
      Abortion: pro choice versus right to life, H11473 [13DE]
      Supreme Court: nomination to be Justice, H9438, H9440, H9441 
        [1NO], H9560, H9611 [3NO], H9932 [7NO], H10045 [9NO], H11473 
        [13DE], H11509 [14DE], H12144 [17DE], E2520 [14DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Supreme Court: nomination to be Justice, S12059, S12060 [31OC], 
        S12874, S12881-S12884, S12901 [16NO], S13427-S13435 [12DE], 
        S13565 [14DE]




al-JAFARI, IBRAHIM (Prime Minister, Iraq)

  Remarks in Senate
      U.S. visit, S7203 [23JN]




AL-KHARAFI, JASSIM MOHAMMAD

  Letters
      Expressing condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, S11291 
        [7OC]




ALL KIDS HEALTHY INSURANCE COVERAGE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 2137), S13786 [16DE]
  Texts of
      S. 2137, provisions, S13802-S13804 [16DE]




ALLAN, JOHN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2453 [6DE], E2464 [7DE]




ALLARD, JEAN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E530 [5AP]




ALLARD, TOM

  Articles and editorials
      Film Rolls as Troops Burn Dead, H8951 [19OC]




ALLARD, WAYNE (a Senator from Colorado)

  Amendments
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2744), S10212, S10214, 
        S10241, S10242 [20SE], S10310, S10314 [21SE]
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3499 [12AP], S3643 [14AP]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (S. Con. 
        Res. 18), S3081 [17MR]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1042), S8579 [20JY], S8686, S8692, S8699, 
        S8706 [21JY], S8728, S8755 [22JY], S8786, S8787, S8859 [25JY], 
        S12386, S12407 [4NO], S12589, S12594, S12608, S12626 [9NO], 
        S12778 [15NO]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2361), S7445 [27JN], S7522 [28JN]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2419), 
        S7789, S7869, S7870 [30JN]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), S6975 [21JN], S7057 [22JN]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (H.R. 3), S4399 [27AP], S4984 
        [11MY]
  Appointments
      Acting President pro tempore, S13459 [13DE]
      Conferee: H. Con. Res. 95, setting forth the Federal budget for 
        2006-2010, S3158 [4AP]
      ------H.R. 3, Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for Users, 
        S6060 [26MY]
      ------H.R. 1268, supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief, S4094 [21AP]
      ------H.R. 2360, Dept. of Homeland Security appropriations, 
        S8290 [14JY]
      ------H.R. 2361, Dept. of the Interior and related agencies 
        appropriations, S7644 [29JN]
      ------H.R. 2419, energy and water development appropriations, 
        S7797 [30JN]
      ------H.R. 2985, legislative branch of the Government 
        appropriations, S7749 [30JN]
      ------H.R. 3058, Depts. of Transportation, the Treasury, and 
        HUD, the Judiciary, District of Columbia, and independent 
        agencies appropriations, S11696 [20OC]
      ------S. 1932, Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act, 
        S13635 [15DE]
      NATO Parliamentary Assembly, S12412 [4NO]
  Articles and editorials
      Altered Calculus, Pueblo (CO) Chieftain, S10248 [21SE]
      Breaking the Rules--Framers Intended No More Than a Senate 
        Majority To Approve Judges, Clarke D. Forsythe, National 
        Review (publication), S5773 [23MY]
      CAFTA Still Critical, Denver (CO) Rocky Mountain News, S7657 
        [30JN]
      CAFTA Worth Our Support, Denver (CO) Post, S7657 [30JN]
      Open Canada to U.S. Beef Salazar Must Follow Allard's Example 
        With Japan, Greeley (CO) Tribune, S1968 [3MR]
      Roberts Rises to the Occasion, Denver (CO) Rocky Mountain News, 
        S10248 [21SE]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Agriculture: establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling for certain agricultural commodities (see S. 1300), 
        S8666 [21JY]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (see S. 1333), S7614 [29JN]
      Appropriations: constitutional amendment on line-item veto (see 
        S.J. Res. 25), S11131 [5OC]
      Armed Forces: increase death gratuity and other survivors' 
        benefits (see S. 77), S886 [2FE]
      ------rename the death gratuity payable for deaths of members as 
        fallen hero compensation (see S. 523), S2735 [15MR]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (see S. Res. 338), S13787 [16DE]
      Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 44), S1515 [16FE]
      Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts: support activities (see S. 642), S5922 
        [25MY]
      Budget: establish a biennial budget process and a biennial 
        appropriations process and enhance oversight and the 
        performance of the Federal Government (see S. 877), S4108 
        [21AP]
      Bureau of Reclamation: assess extent of invasion of salt cedar 
        and Russian olive plants in the Western U.S. and carry out 
        demonstration program to assess potential water savings 
        through control of such plants (see S. 177), S573 [26JA]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (see S.J. Res. 18), S5220 [16MY]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: establish a memorial to 
        commemorate the heroism of the passengers and crew of United 
        Airlines flight 93 (see S. Con. Res. 26), S3481 [12AP]
      ------provide for oversight over the Capitol Visitors Center by 
        the Architect of the Capitol (see S. Res. 179), S7070 [22JN]
      China, Republic of: oppose People's Republic of China anti-
        secession law (see S. Con. Res. 24), S6156 [7JN] (see S. Res. 
        220), S9285 [28JY]
      Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies: 
        establish (see S. 1155), S6022 [26MY]
      Courts: allow media coverage of proceedings (see S. 829), S3817 
        [18AP]
      ------limit jurisdiction of Federal courts in certain cases and 
        promote federalism (see S. 520), S4870 [10MY]
      ------provide fair and efficient judicial consideration of 
        personal injury and wrongful death claims due to asbestos 
        exposure and ensure fair compensation for harm caused by 
        asbestos exposure (see S. 852), S6911 [21JN]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see S. 8), 
        S3201 (see S. 403), S3202 [5AP]
      ------strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting (see S. 
        382), S3279 [6AP]
      Dept. of Agriculture: establish the National Drought Council 
        (see S. 802), S3653 [14AP]
      ------strengthen ability to regulate pet industry (see S. 1139), 
        S10514 [27SE]
      Dept. of Defense: continue exercise of statutory authority to 
        support activities of the Boy Scouts (see S. Con. Res. 4), 
        S436 [25JA]
      Dept. of the Interior: establish a program to lease certain land 
        for oil shale development (see S. 1092), S5780 [23MY]
      Disasters: express sympathy and pledge support for victims of 
        the earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa (see S. Res. 4), S28 [4JA]
      ------improve ability of Depts. of Agriculture and the Interior 
        to promptly implement recovery treatments in response to 
        catastrophic events affecting forest lands (see S. 2079), 
        S13361 [18NO]
      Diseases: extend issuance of special postage stamps to fund 
        breast cancer research (see S. 37), S739 [1FE]
      District of Columbia: restore right to keep and bear arms (see 
        S. 1082), S5531 [19MY]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make repeal 
        of estate taxes permanent (see S. 420), S1622 [17FE]
      Endangered species: enhance the role of States in recovery, 
        implement a species conservation recovery system, and provide 
        assistance and incentives to promote recovery (see S. 2110), 
        S13659 [15DE]
      European Union: urge addition of Hezbollah (terrorist 
        organization) to list of terrorist organizations (see S. Res. 
        82), S3818 [18AP]
      Exon, J. James: tribute (see S. Res. 170), S6405 [13JN]
      Extension Living Well Week: designate (see S. Res. 67), S1794 
        [28FE]
      Financial institutions: reform Federal deposit insurance system 
        and merge bank and savings association deposit insurance funds 
        (see S. 1562), S9467 [29JY]
      Firearms: prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (see S. 397), S2148 [7MR]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see S.J. Res. 12), S3653 [14AP]
      Giugni, Henry K.: tribute (see S. Res. 300), S12353 [3NO]
      History: apologize to lynching victims, and their descendants, 
        for the Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation 
        (see S. Res. 39), S1049 [7FE]
      Homeless Assistance Act: reauthorize (see S. 1801), S10724 
        [29SE]
      Hurricanes: encourage the President to appoint an individual to 
        oversee Federal funds for Hurricane Katrina recovery (see S. 
        Res. 242), S10119 [15SE]
      ------express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts (see S. Res. 233), S9645 [6SE]
      ------permit the solicitation of donations in Senate buildings 
        for the relief of victims of Hurricane Katrina (see S. Res. 
        235), S9727 [7SE]
      Interagency Council on Meeting the Housing and Service Needs of 
        Seniors: establish (see S. 705), S9469 [29JY]
      Iraq: commend for conducting free elections and encourage 
        further steps toward establishment of a free, democratic, 
        secure, and prosperous Iraq (see S. Res. 38), S1049 [7FE]
      Japan: impose retaliatory economic measures if U.S. beef imports 
        do not resume immediately (see S. 1922), S11917 [26OC]
      Labor unions: protect the free choice of individual employees 
        relative to participation in labor organizations (see S. 370), 
        S1344 [14FE]
      McCarthy, Eugene J.: tribute (see S. Res. 330), S13451 [12DE]
      Medicare: provide a minimum update for physicians' services (see 
        S. 1081), S10295 [21SE]
      Mesa Verde National Park: anniversary (see S. Res. 190), S7909 
        [1JY]
      Mining and mineral resources: promote remediation of inactive 
        and abandoned mines (see S. 1848), S11212 [6OC]
      National Charter Schools Week: support goals and ideals (see S. 
        Res. 127), S4398 [27AP]
      National Day of the American Cowboy: designate (see S. Res. 85), 
        S3149 [4AP] (see S. Res. 138), S5071 [12MY]
      National forests: provide a reliable method for compensating 
        owners of non-Federal lands that have been damaged by 
        wildfires spread from certain National Forest System or BLM 
        lands (see S. 807), S5302 [17MY]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 158), S6022 [26MY]
      National Mammography Day: designate (see S. Res. 154), S5921 
        [25MY]
      National Veterans Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 155), 
        S5922 [25MY]
      Nelson, Gaylord: tribute (see S. Res. 194), S7987 [11JY]
      O'Connor, Sandra Day: tribute (see S. Res. 191), S7909 [1JY]
      Petroleum: promote oil shale and tar sand development (see S. 
        1111), S5851 [24MY]
      Pike, Zebulon M.: anniversary of explorations in the interior 
        west of the U.S. (see S. Res. 252), S10514 [27SE]
      Pope John Paul II: tribute (see S. Res. 95), S3201 [5AP]
      Power resources: streamline the refinery permitting process, 
        designate certain closed military installations for refinery 
        construction, and amend certain EPA programs that impact fuel 
        prices (see S. 1772), S10515 [27SE]
      Proxmire, William: tribute (see S. Res. 334), S13659 [15DE]
      Rehnquist, William H.: tribute (see S. Res. 234), S9727 [7SE]
      Russia: protect freedoms of all religious communities without 
        distinction, whether registered or unregistered, as stipulated 
        by the Russian Constitution and international standards (see 
        S. Con. Res. 46), S12077 [31OC]
      Science: prohibit the cloning of humans (see S. 658), S2994 
        [17MR]
      Senate: require candidates to file designations, statements, and 
        reports in electronic form (see S. 1508), S9834 [8SE]
      Shipping industry: suspend temporarily new shipper bonding 
        privileges (see S. 695), S6826 [20JN]
      Taxation: adjust capital gains treatment of art and collectibles 
        and provide a deduction for charitable contributions of 
        literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions created 
        by the donor (see S. 1186), S6154 [7JN]
      ------allow a deduction for premiums on mortgage insurance (see 
        S. 132), S2245 [8MR]
      ------allow certain modifications to be made to qualified 
        mortgages held by a real estate mortgage investement company 
        or a grantor trust (see S. 580), S3818 [18AP]
      ------permanently extend research credit, adjust the alternative 
        incremental credit rates, and provide an alternative 
        simplified credit for qualified research expenses (see S. 
        627), S10595 [28SE]
      ------permit the deduction of health insurance costs of self-
        employed individuals to be allowed in computing self-
        employment taxes (see S. 663), S3203 [5AP]
      ------provide a credit for the transportation of food for 
        charitable purposes (see S. 283), S4937 [11MY]
      ------provide a credit to promote homeownership and community 
        development (see S. 859), S4021 [20AP]
      ------repeal estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes (see 
        S. 988), S4869 [10MY]
      ------repeal excise tax on telephone use and other 
        communications services (see S. 1321), S9470 [29JY]
      ------treat gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, in either 
        coin or bar form, in the same manner as equities and mutual 
        funds for purposes of the maximum capital gains rate for 
        individuals (see S. 1157), S6022 [26MY]
      ------treatment of beer (see S. 722), S3483 [12AP]
      Technology: establish a national innovation initiative (see S. 
        2109), S13788 [16DE]
      Trail of the Ancients National Heritage Area: feasibility study 
        (see S. 1414), S8827 [25JY]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 392), 
        S9285 [28JY]
      U.N.: withhold funding if the U.N. abridges U.S. right to keep 
        and bear arms (see S. 1488), S10514 [27SE]
      ------withhold U.S. contributions pending certification of U.N. 
        cooperation in investigation of Oil-for-Food Program (see S. 
        291), S979 [3FE]
      United Kingdom: condemn terrorist bombings in London and express 
        condolences to the families of the victims (see S. Res. 193), 
        S7986 [11JY]
      University of Denver: tribute to men's hockey team (see S. Res. 
        106), S3555 [13AP]
      Veterans Day: observance (see S. Res. 305), S12682 [10NO]
      William H. Emery Post Office, Arriba, CO: establish (see S. 
        1445), S10379 [22SE]
      World War II: tribute to Tuskegee Airmen (see S. Con. Res. 11), 
        S4110 [21AP]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Animals: establish a competitive grant program to build capacity 
        in veterinary medical education and expand the workforce of 
        veterinarians engaged in public health practice and biomedical 
        research (see S. 914), S4397 [27AP]
      Army: carry out a pilot project on compatible use buffers on 
        real property bordering Fort Carson, CO (see S. 320), S1116 
        [8FE]
      Cache La Poudre River Corridor Act: designate a new management 
        entity, make certain technical and conforming amendments, and 
        enhance private property protections (see S. 2102), S13570 
        [14DE]
      Civil Air Patrol: make volunteer members eligible for public 
        safety officer death benefits (see S. 649), S2994 [17MR]
      Colorado: authorize construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit 
        (see S. 1106), S5778 [23MY]
      ------authorize exchange of certain land (see S. 100), S144 
        [24JA]
      ------designate certain National Forest System lands in the Pike 
        and San Isabel National Forests and certain lands in the Royal 
        Gorge Resource Area of the BLM as wilderness (see S. 1971), 
        S12447 [7NO]
      ------provide environmental assistance to communities for water 
        supply and treatment projects (see S. 1202), S6225 [8JN]
      Dept. of Defense: prohibit funding for any study related to the 
        transportation of chemical munitions across State lines (see 
        S. 186), S574 [26JA]
      Dept. of Energy: purchase certain essential mineral rights and 
        resolve natural resource damage liability claims (see S. 
        1835), S11212 [6OC]
      ------purchase certain essential mineral rights as part of a 
        comprehensive natural resource damage settlement (see S. 
        1251), S6658 [15JN]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: provide for coordination and use of 
        the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (see S. 1986), 
        S12607 [9NO]
      Dept. of HUD: establish a homesteading initiative that offers 
        low-income families displaced from their residences in 
        Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi due to Hurricane Katrina 
        the opportunity to purchase a home (see S. 2088), S13501 
        [13DE]
      Dept. of the Interior: convey certain water distribution 
        facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District 
        (see S. 1498), S8949 [26JY]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a national cemetery for 
        veterans in the Colorado Springs, CO, area (see S. 551), S2244 
        [8MR]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (see S.J. Res. 1), S145 
        [24JA]
      Financial institutions: prohibit financial holding companies and 
        national banks from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real 
        estate brokerage or real estate management activities (see S. 
        98), S144 [24JA]
      Fish and fishing: reauthorize the Upper Colorado and San Juan 
        River Basin endangered fish recovery implementation programs 
        (see S. 1578), S9467 [29JY]
      Housing: assist low-income families in obtaining decent, safe, 
        and affordable housing by converting section 8 housing choice 
        voucher program into a flexible voucher program (see S. 771), 
        S3555 [13AP]
      ------modernize the manufactured housing loan insurance program 
        (see S. 2123), S13786 [16DE]
      Lakewood, CO: authorize the GSA to lease and redevelop certain 
        Federal property on the Denver Federal Center (see S. 1611), 
        S9645 [6SE]
      National Trails System Act: clarify Federal authority relative 
        to land acquisition from willing sellers for the majority of 
        trails (see S. 974), S4547 [28AP]
      Pueblo (U.S.S.): demand return to U.S. by Democratic People's 
        Republic of Korea (see S. Res. 53), S1345 [14FE]
      Rio Grande Natural Area: establish (see S. 56), S143 [24JA]
      Roads and highways: extend a certain high priority corridor in 
        Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming (see S. 549), 
        S2244 [8MR]
      Rocky Mountain National Park: adjust boundaries (see S. 55), 
        S143 [24JA]
      Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site: convey certain 
        property to be held in trust (see S. 57), S143 [24JA]
  Cloture motions
      Bankruptcy: amend laws (S. 256), S2053 [4MR], S2216 [8MR]
      Bolton, John R.: nomination to be U.N. Ambassador, S5914 [25MY], 
        S5997 [26MY], S6801 [20JN]
      Brown, Janice Rogers: nomination to be circuit judge, S6061 
        [26MY], S6128 [7JN]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 3010), S11814 [25OC], S11957 
        [27OC]
      Dorr, Thomas C.: nomination to be Under Sec. of Agriculture for 
        Rural Development, S8498 [19JY]
      Owen, Priscilla Richman: nomination to be circuit judge, S5578 
        [20MY], S5828 [24MY]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), S6904 [21JN], S7209 [23JN]
      Pryor, William H., Jr.: nomination to be circuit judge, S6061 
        [26MY], S6218 [8JN]
      Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools 
        Required To Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) 
        Act: reauthorize and improve (H.R. 3199), conference report, 
        S13546 [14DE], S13719 [16DE]
  Letters
      Reopening of Canadian border relative to Dept. of Agriculture 
        ruling on risk zones for introduction of bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease): by, S1967 [3MR]
  Pledge of Allegiance
      Senate, S13459 [13DE]
  Privilege of the floor
      Tatevosyan, Sam, S11595 [19OC]
  Remarks
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2744), S10212, S10213, 
        S10214 [20SE]
      Animals: establish a competitive grant program to build capacity 
        in veterinary medical education and expand the workforce of 
        veterinarians engaged in public health practice and biomedical 
        research (S. 914), S4404 [27AP]
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, S1363 [15FE]
      ------making supplemental appropriations for ongoing military 
        operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
        war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), S3468 [12AP]
      Armed Forces: support members engaging in military action in 
        Iraq, S12466 [8NO]
      Army: carry out a pilot project on compatible use buffers on 
        real property bordering Fort Carson, CO (S. 320), S1135 [8FE]
      Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes: anniversary, S9981 
        [13SE]
      BLM: oil shale reserves development, S7033 [22JN]
      Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts: support activities, S8605 [21JY]
      Budget: reconciliation of the concurrent resolution (S. 1932), 
        S12199, S12201 [2NO]
      ------reconciliation of the concurrent resolution (S. 1932), 
        conference report, S14086 [20DE]
      ------reconciliation of the tax relief provisions of the 
        concurrent resolution (S. 2020), S13138, S13139 [17NO]
      ------reconciliation process, S11856, S11857 [26OC]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (S. Con. 
        Res. 18), S2665, S2667, S2668, S2693 [15MR], S2820 [16MR]
      Bush, President: State of the Union Message, S921 [3FE]
      Colorado: authorize construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit 
        (S. 1106), S5789 [23MY]
      ------provide environmental assistance to communities for water 
        supply and treatment projects (S. 1202), S6234 [8JN]
      Colorado Boys Ranch (CBR) YouthConnect (nonprofit organization): 
        anniversary, S7810 [30JN]
      Colorado State University: allow lease of land from the 
        Agricultural Research Service, S10214 [20SE]
      Congress: accomplishments of the 109th Congress, S14296-S14298 
        [21DE]
      ------disapprove rule submitted by the Dept. of Agriculture 
        relating to risk zones for introduction of bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) (S.J. Res. 4), S1967, S1968, 
        S1972, S1973, S1977 [3MR]
      Dept. of Agriculture: prohibit the use of funds for developing a 
        final rule regarding the importation of beef from Japan, 
        S10213 [20SE]
      Dept. of Defense: allow military personnel to adopt working 
        military animals, S13496 [13DE]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities, 
        prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 
        1042), S8605 [21JY], S8727, S8730, S8731 [22JY], 
        S8783, S8786, S8788, S8789 [25JY], S12386, S12389, S12391 
        [4NO], S12441 [7NO]
      ------Chemical Demilitarization Program funding, S3468 [12AP]
      ------Cooperative Threat Reduction Program funding, S12391 [4NO]
      ------Cooperative Threat Reduction Program funding through 
        reductions in national missile defense system funding, S8788 
        [25JY]
      ------prohibit funding for any study related to the 
        transportation of chemical munitions across State lines (S. 
        186), S594 [26JA]
      Dept. of Energy: provide regular and early retirement benefits 
        to workers at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, 
        S7789, S7790 [30JN], S8729, S8730 [22JY]
      ------provide retirement benefits to workers at the Rocky Flats 
        Environmental Technology Site, S12386, S12389 [4NO], S12441 
        [7NO]
      ------purchase certain essential mineral rights and resolve 
        natural resources damage liability claims relative to 
        conversion of Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site into a 
        wildlife refuge, S8788, S8789 [25JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: provide for coordination and use of 
        the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (S. 1986), 
        S12615 [9NO]
      Dept. of HUD: establish a homesteading initiative that offers 
        low-income families displaced from their residences due to 
        Hurricane Katrina the opportunity to purchase a home (S. 
        2088), S13505 [13DE]
      Dept. of the Interior: convey certain water distribution 
        facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District 
        (S. 1498), S8960 [26JY]
      ------payment in lieu of taxes program funding, S7373 [24JN]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2361), S7373 [24JN]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): implementation (S. 1307), S7655 [30JN]
      Edwards, CO: tribute to Freedom Park Memorial, S3409 [11AP]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2419), 
        S7789, S7790, S7791 [30JN]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (S.J. Res. 1), S365 [24JA]
      Foreign policy: assess status of the war on terrorism, S12466 
        [8NO]
      Gonzales, Alberto R.: nomination to be Attorney General, S862 
        [2FE]
      ------role in interpretation of law and development of policies 
        relative to treatment of prisoners or detainees in Iraq, 
        Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, S863 [2FE]
      Intelligence services: assess validity of pre-war analysis 
        concerning rationale for use of Armed Forces in Iraq, S13330 
        [18NO]
      Iraq: assessment of war and reconstruction efforts, S13518 
        [14DE]
      ------elections, S13518 [14DE]
      ------vote on new constitution, S11510 [19OC]
      Japan: prevent importation of Japanese beef into the U.S. until 
        Japan allows the importation of U.S. beef, S10212, S10213 
        [20SE]
      Legislative branch of the Government: making appropriations 
        (H.R. 2985), S7739, S7748, S7749 [30JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2985), conference report, 
        S9334, S9335, S9373 [29JY]
      Library of Congress: Adventures of the American Mind Program 
        funding, S7749 [30JN]
      National security: first responders funding, S2693 [15MR]
      ------national missile defense system testing, S13776 [16DE]
      Nicholson, Jim: nomination to be Sec. of Veterans Affairs, S530 
        [26JA]
      Nuclear weapons: prohibit funding to develop robust nuclear 
        earth penetrator weapons, S7791 [30JN], S8727 [22JY]
      Pack, Daniel J.: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of 
        Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of 
        Education Colorado Professor of the Year recipient, 
        S13156 [17NO]
      Pensions: reform funding rules (S. 1783), S12908 [16NO]
      Police Week: observance, S5215 [16MY]
      Pope John Paul II: tribute (S. Res. 94), S3199 [5AP]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), S7033 [22JN]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, S3446 [12AP], S4139 [22AP], S5771, S5772, 
        S5774 [23MY]
      Public utilities: establish a Federal renewable energy portfolio 
        standard for certain retail electric utilities, S7033 [22JN]
      Rice, Condoleezza: nomination to be Sec. of State, S374 [25JA]
      Roberts, John G., Jr.: nomination to be Chief Justice of the 
        U.S., S10247, S10248 [21SE], S10545 [28SE]
      Senate: legislative program, S5551 [20MY], S5807 [23MY]
      Senate Rules: amend relative to votes required to invoke cloture 
        on Presidential appointments in order to prevent filibuster, 
        S3446 [12AP], S4139 [22AP], S5771, S5772, S5774 [23MY]
      Social Security: privatization proposals, S921 [3FE], S1154 
        [9FE], S2667, S2668 [15MR]
      ------reform, S1154 [9FE], S2667, S2668 [15MR]
      Tang, Dan: SBA Colorado Small Business Person of the Year award 
        recipient, S4392 [27AP]
      Taxation: ensure legislation allowing tax cuts receives full 
        consideration and debate in the Senate under regular order or 
        require such cuts to be offset, S2820 [16MR]
      ------treatment of holdings of certain Type III charitable 
        supporting organizations, S13138, S13139 [17NO]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (H.R. 3), S4452 [28AP]
      U.S. Air Force Academy: anniversary, S13343 [18NO]
      University of Denver: tribute to men's hockey team (S. Res. 
        106), S3605 [13AP]
      University of Northern Colorado: Kenneth W. Monthort College of 
        Business recipient of NIST Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
        Award, S8211 [13JY]
      von Dassanowskuy, Robert: Carnegie Foundation for the 
        Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and 
        Support of Education Colorado Professor of the Year award 
        recipient, S28 [4JA]
      Wieman, Carl: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of 
        Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education 
        Outstanding Doctoral and Research University Professor of the 
        Year award recipient, S28 [4JA]
  Reports filed
      Legislative Branch of the Government Appropriations: Committee 
        on Appropriations (Senate) (H.R. 2985) (S. Rept. 109-89), 
        S7377 [24JN]
  Tables
      State ballot results on marriage amendments, S365 [24JA]
  Texts of
      S. 320, Fort Carson Conservation Act, S1135 [8FE]
      S. 1106, Arkansas Valley Conduit Act, S5789 [23MY]
      S. 1202, Rural Colorado Water Infrastructure Act, S6234 [8JN]
      S.J. Res. 1, constitutional amendment on definition of marriage, 
        S366 [24JA]
  Tributes
      Cook, Julia, S3410 [11AP]
      Curtis, Ralph, S10590 [28SE]
      Fowler, Tillie K., S1998 [3MR]
      Gray, Andy, S13341 [18NO]
      Grier, Tommy F., S13156 [17NO]
      Lorenz, Stephen R., S11302 [7OC]
      MacKenzie, Tyler R., S12519 [8NO]
      Murphy, Kent, S5215 [16MY]
      Rosa, John, S10795 [30SE]
      Sinclair, William, S1113 [8FE]
      Wagoner, Tom, S5918 [25MY]
      Young, Donald R., S5215 [16MY]




ALLDER, WILLIAM R., JR.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E967 [13MY]




ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA

  Remarks in House
      East Deer, PA: tribute to disaster response team responding to 
        train derailment, E309 [1MR]




ALLEN, CHARLES E.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H4850 [21JN]




ALLEN, CHAVONTREAL

  Remarks in House
      Learn and Serve America (organization): Presidential Freedom 
        Scholarship recipient, E1791 [8SE]




ALLEN, DAVID F.

  Prayers
      House of Representatives, H417 [9FE]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H417 [9FE]




ALLEN, EDWIN L.

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S10034 [14SE]




ALLEN, GEORGE (a Senator from Virginia)

  Amendments
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3470, S3494, S3500 [12AP], S3532, S3594 [13AP], S3795, S3853 
        [18AP], S3981 [20AP]
      Budget: reconciliation of the concurrent resolution (S. 1932), 
        S12274, S12275 [2NO], S12322, S12367 [3NO]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (S. Con. 
        Res. 18), S2747 [15MR], S2837, S2866 [16MR], S2930, S2998 
        [17MR]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1042), S8625, S8640, S8686, S8687, S8693, 
        S8699 [21JY], S8739 [22JY], S8816, S8893 [25JY], S12528 [8NO], 
        S12608 [9NO], S12784, S12859 [15NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2863), S10910 [3OC], S11107 
        [5OC]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: making appropriations (H.R. 2360), 
        S8219 [13JY]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2361), S7414, S7443 [27JN], S7523 [28JN]
      Depts. of Labor, HHS, and Education, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 3010), S11771 [24OC], S11909, 
        S11940, S11947 [26OC], S11981 [27OC]
      Depts. of Transportation, the Treasury, and HUD, the Judiciary, 
        District of Columbia, and independent agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 3058), S11442 [17OC], S11594 [19OC]
      European Union: urge addition of Hezbollah (terrorist 
        organization) to list of terrorist organizations (S. Res. 82), 
        S4598, S4606 [28AP]
      Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs: 
        making appropriations (H.R. 3057), S8429 [18JY], S8453 [19JY]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), S7039, S7111, S7189 [22JN], S7323 
        [23JN]
      Science, Depts. of State, Justice, Commerce, and related 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2862), S9860 [8SE], 
        S9899 [12SE], S10020, S10051 [14SE]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (H.R. 3), S4881 [10MY], S5054 
        [12MY]
  Articles and editorials
      China Builds a Smaller Stronger Military--Modernization Could 
        Alter Regional Balance of Power, Raising Stakes for U.S., 
        Edward Cody, Washington (DC) Post, S3882 [19AP]
      Shield Helpful Pilots From Frivolous Lawsuits, Norfolk (VA) 
        Virginian-Pilot, S4426 [27AP]
      Woman of the Year--Instead of Celebrating Condi Rice, Democrats 
        Nip at Her Ankles, Brendan Miniter, Wall Street Journal, S398 
        [25JA]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Abortion: ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully 
        informed relative to pain experienced by the unborn child (see 
        S. 51), S143 [24JA]
      Advisory Council on Historic Preservation: authorize 
        appropriations and improve operations (see S. 1378), S13571 
        [14DE]
      Anacostia River: restore, protect, and enhance the environmental 
        integrity and social and economic benefits of the Anacostia 
        Watershed in Maryland and the District of Columbia (see S. 
        1472), S8746 [22JY]
      Animals: establish a competitive grant program to build capacity 
        in veterinary medical education and expand the workforce of 
        veterinarians engaged in public health practice and biomedical 
        research (see S. 914), S6741 [16JN]
      Appropriations: constitutional amendment on line-item veto (see 
        S.J. Res. 25), S10513 [27SE]
      Armed Forces: increase death gratuity and other survivors' 
        benefits (see S. 121), S145 [24JA]
      ------provide pay protection for members of the Reserve and 
        National Guard (see S. 1142), S6021 [26MY]
      ------revise age and service requirements for receipt of 
        military retired pay for non-regular service and improve 
        health care for reservists and their families by making 
        TRICARE benefits permanent (see S. 337), S1198 [9FE]
      ------tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan (see S. Res. 338), S13787 [16DE]
      ------waive passport fees for a relative of a deceased member 
        proceeding abroad to visit the grave or to attend a funeral or 
        memorial service for such member (see S. 1184), S12238 [2NO]
      Armenia: ensure U.S. foreign policy reflects understanding of 
        issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide 
        documented in records relative to the Armenian Genocide (see 
        S. Res. 320), S13453 [12DE]
      Arms control: improve authorities to address urgent 
        nonproliferation crises and U.S. nonproliferation operations 
        (see S. 313), S4258 [26AP]
      Birds: conduct a pilot program under which States may issue 
        electronic Federal migratory bird hunting stamps (see S. 
        1496), S9932 [12SE]
      Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 44), S1625 [17FE]
      Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts: support activities (see S. 642), S2846 
        [16MR]
      Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: approve renewal of import 
        restrictions (see S.J. Res. 18), S5220 [16MY]
      Business and industry: preserve mathematics- and science-based 
        industries (see S. 765), S3735 [15AP]
      Canada: urge end to commercial hunt for seals (see S. Res. 33), 
        S4871 [10MY]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: establish a memorial to 
        commemorate the heroism of the passengers and crew of United 
        Airlines flight 93 (see S. Con. Res. 26), S8303 [14JY]
      Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Watertrail: 
        conduct feasibility study on designation as a national 
        historic trail (see S. 336), S1198 [9FE]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: extend compliance 
        threshold used to determine eligibility of hospitals for 
        designation as an inpatient rehabilitation facility (see S. 
        1405), S10038 [14SE]
      Chesapeake Bay: enhance authorities of the NOAA Chesapeake Bay 
        Office to establish programs to enhance protection (see S. 
        1494), S8948 [26JY]
      ------establish a Forest Service program to expand and 
        strengthen cooperative efforts to restore and protect forests 
        in the Chesapeake Bay watershed (see S. 1493), S8948 [26JY]
      ------establish an EPA grants program to provide assistance for 
        nutrient removal practices to States in the watershed (see S. 
        1491), S8948 [26JY]
      ------establish the Dept. of Education Chesapeake Bay 
        Environmental Education and Training Grant Pilot Program (see 
        S. 1492), S8948 [26JY]
      ------reauthorize the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program and develop and 
        implement a plan for environmental restoration accountability 
        and reporting requirements (see S. 1490), S8948 [26JY]
      Children and youth: establish certain requirements relative to 
        provision of services to minors by certain family planning 
        projects (see S. 1279), S6910 [21JN]
      China, Republic of: oppose People's Republic of China anti-
        secession law (see S. Con. Res. 24), S3105 [20MR] (see S. Res. 
        220), S9285 [28JY]
      Coal: provide Federal financial incentives for deployment of 
        advanced coal-based generation technologies (see S. 1153), 
        S6741 [16JN]
      Coins: authorize the minting and issuance of a Presidential $1 
        coin series, improve circulation of the $1 coin, and create a 
        new bullion coin (see S. 1047), S7821 [30JN]
      Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies: 
        establish (see S. 1155), S11422 [17OC]
      Computers: oppose control by U.N. and other international 
        organizations over the Internet (see S. Res. 273), S11918 
        [26OC] (see S. Res. 323), S13361 [18NO]
      Courts: allow media coverage of proceedings (see S. 829), S3817 
        [18AP]
      ------amend procedures that apply to consideration of interstate 
        class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and 
        defendants (see S. 5), S1199 [9FE]
      ------modify the prohibition on recognition of certain rights 
        relative to certain marks, trade names, or commercial names 
        (see S. 691), S3147 [4AP]
      Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State 
        laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see S. 8), 
        S142 [24JA] (see S. 403), S1513 [16FE]
      Cuba: express support to the organizers and participants of the 
        historic meeting of the Assembly to Promote the Civil Society 
        in Cuba (see S. Res. 140), S5071 [12MY]
      Davis-Bacon Act: suspend wage rate requirements for Federal 
        contracts in areas declared a national disaster (see S. 1817), 
        S11131 [5OC]
      Dept. of Defense: continue exercise of statutory authority to 
        support activities of the Boy Scouts (see S. Con. Res. 4), 
        S436 [25JA]
      Dept. of Energy: require a report on the method by which 
        existing reporting systems can be coordinated to provide 
        timely reporting of significant petroleum supply interruptions 
        (see S. 1694), S9985 [13SE]
      Dept. of HHS: reauthorize Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical 
        Education Program (see S. 285), S1867 [1MR]
      Dept. of Justice: authorizing appropriations for the State 
        Criminal Alien Assistance Program (see S. 188), S740 [1FE]
      Disasters: express sympathy and pledge support for victims of 
        the earthquake and tsunami that struck areas of South Asia, 
        Southeast Asia, and Africa (see S. Res. 4), S28 [4JA]
      ------limit liability for volunteers and those providing goods 
        and services for disaster relief (see S. 1747), S10379 [22SE]
      Diseases: extend issuance of special postage stamps to fund 
        breast cancer research (see S. 37), S648 [31JA]
      ------support efforts to increase childhood cancer awareness 
        (see S. Res. 182), S7520 [28JN]
      District of Columbia: make transit pass transportation benefits 
        available to qualified Federal employees in the region and 
        allow use of Government vehicles to shuttle employees to and 
        from mass transit facilities (see S. 1018), S5302 [17MY]
      ------restore right to keep and bear arms (see S. 1082), S5531 
        [19MY]
      Drugs: include dehydroepiandrosterone as an anabolic steroid 
        (see S. 1137), S6021 [26MY]
      Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: make marriage 
        penalty relief provisions permanent (see S. 78), S575 [26JA]
      ------make permanent enhanced educational savings provisions for 
        qualified tuition programs (see S. 1112), S8384 [15JY]
      ------make repeal of estate taxes permanent (see S. 420), S1622 
        [17FE]
      Education: provide additional assistance to Federal Pell Grants 
        recipients who are pursuing programs of study in engineering, 
        mathematics, science, or foreign languages (see S. 1183), 
        S6154 [7JN]
      EPA: establish Federal Fuels List applicable to State Clean Air 
        Act implementation plans (see S. 1859), S11313 [7OC]
      European Union: urge continuance of embargo on arms sales to the 
        People's Republic of China (see S. Res. 91), S2995 [17MR]
      Exon, J. James: tribute (see S. Res. 170), S6405 [13JN]
      FAA: relax maximum age requirements for certain pilots (see S. 
        65), S9158 [27JY]
      Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment 
        relative to definition of marriage (see S.J. Res. 1), S1515 
        [16FE]
      FDA: withdraw approved application for the drug known as RU-486 
        and review process by which the FDA approved such drug (see S. 
        511), S2004 [3MR]
      Federal employees: ensure parity between the compensation of 
        members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees (see S. 
        Con. Res. 8), S739 [1FE]
      ------ensure those activated by National Guard or Reserves 
        receive pay equal to basic pay they would otherwise be 
        receiving (see S. 981), S4646 [9MY]
      Federal firefighters: establish presumptive disability benefits 
        for certain diseases and disabilities (see S. 1221), S7071 
        [22JN]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify that the 
        application of certain pesticides does not require a permit 
        (see S. 1269), S11477 [18OC]
      Firearms: prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (see S. 397), S1625 [17FE]
      Flag--U.S.: constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration 
        (see S.J. Res. 12), S3653 [14AP]
      Foreign policy: clarify conditions for U.S. to become a 
        signatory to any multilateral trade agreement resulting from 
        World Trade Organization Doha Development Agenda Round (see S. 
        Con. Res. 55), S10724 [29SE]
      Foreign trade: application of countervailing duties to nonmarket 
        economy countries (see S. 593), S6022 [26MY]
      Giugni, Henry K.: tribute (see S. Res. 300), S12353 [3NO]
      Gold Star Mothers Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 
        250), S10378 [22SE]
      Greek Independence Day--A National Day of Celebration of Greek 
        and American Democracy: designate (see S. Res. 75), S2245 
        [8MR]
      Health: enhance adoption of a nationwide interoperable health 
        information technology system and improve the quality and 
        reduce the costs of health care (see S. 1418), S9470 [29JY]
      ------enhance adoption of health information technology and 
        improve the quality and reduce the costs of healthcare (see S. 
        1355), S7820 [30JN]
      ------establish a program to assist family caregivers in 
        accessing affordable and high-quality respite care (see S. 
        1283), S7522 [28JN]
      ------provide for arthritis research and public health (see S. 
        424), S2384 [9MR]
      Hispanic Heritage Month: observance (see S. Res. 238), S10037 
        [14SE]
      History: apologize to lynching victims, and their descendants, 
        for the Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation 
        (see S. Res. 39), S1049 [7FE]
      Hurricanes: express condolences to victims of Hurricane Katrina, 
        commend resiliency of the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
        and Alabama, and commit to relief, recovery, and rebuilding 
        efforts (see S. Res. 233), S9645 [6SE]
      ------permit the solicitation of donations in Senate buildings 
        for the relief of victims of Hurricane Katrina (see S. Res. 
        235), S9727 [7SE]
      Immigration: revise certain requirements for H-2B employers and 
        require submission of information on H-2B nonimmigrants (see 
        S. 352), S1260 [10FE]
      Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers: provide for 
        continued oversight of the Internet domain name system and 
        ensure physical location within the U.S. (see S. Res. 317), 
        S12949 [16NO]
      Iran: hold current regime accountable for its threatening 
        behavior and support a transition to democracy (see S. 333), 
        S3818 [18AP]
      Iraq: commend for conducting free elections and encourage 
        further steps toward establishment of a free, democratic, 
        secure, and prosperous Iraq (see S. Res. 26), S1050 (see S. 
        Res. 38), S1049 [7FE]
      ------encourage Transitional National Assembly to adopt a 
        constitution that grants and protects women's equal rights 
        under the law (see S. Res. 231), S9468 [29JY]
      Kosovo: agreement on future status (see S. Res. 237), S10426 
        [26SE]
      Labor unions: protect the free choice of individual employees 
        relative to participation in labor organizations (see S. 370), 
        S2645 [14MR]
      Lebanon: condemn acts of terrorism, call for removal of Syrian 
        troops, consider imposing additional sanctions against Syria, 
        and support democracy efforts (see S. Res. 77), S2384 [9MR]
      ------investigate assassination of Rafik Hariri and urge 
        withdrawal of Syrian troops (see S. Res. 63), S1624 [17FE]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        S. 582), S3203 [5AP]
      McCarthy, Eugene J.: tribute (see S. Res. 330), S13451 [12DE]
      Medicare: temporarily increase payment rates for home health 
        services in rural areas (see S. 300), S4547 [28AP]
      National Advisory Council on Medical Rehabilitation: establish 
        (see S. 1405), S10038 [14SE]
      National Archives and Records Administration: extend the Nazi 
        War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records 
        Interagency Working Group (see S. 384), S1515 [16FE]
      National Character Counts Week: designate (see S. Res. 271), 
        S11313 [7OC]
      National Day of the American Cowboy: designate (see S. Res. 85), 
        S3483 [12AP] (see S. Res. 138), S5071 [12MY]
      National Guard Youth Challenge Program: increase maximum Federal 
        share of costs for State programs (see S. 515), S5220 [16MY]
      National Health Center Week: designate (see S. Res. 31), S2385 
        [9MR]
      National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: 
        designate (see S. Res. 158), S6022 [26MY]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see S. 757), 
        S4399 [27AP]
      National Internet Safety Month: designate (see S. Res. 147), 
        S5437 [18MY]
      National Life Insurance Awareness Month: support goals and 
        ideals (see S. Res. 223), S9285 [28JY]
      National Mammography Day: designate (see S. Res. 154), S5921 
        [25MY]
      National security: ensure greater security for U.S. seaports 
        (see S. 378), S1413 [15FE]
      ------strengthen the national biodefense system (see S. 3), S142 
        [24JA]
      National Small Business Week: observance (see S. Res. 120), 
        S4184 [25AP]
      National Veterans Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 155), 
        S5922 [25MY]
      National Youth Service Day: designate (see S. Res. 105), S3481 
        [12AP]
      Navy: require naval forces to include a certain number of 
        operational aircraft carriers (see S. 145), S435 [25JA]
      Nelson, Gaylord: tribute (see S. Res. 194), S7987 [11JY]
      O'Connor, Sandra Day: tribute (see S. Res. 191), S7909 [1JY]
      Parks, Rosa: authorize remains to lie in honor in the Capitol 
        rotunda (see S. Con. Res. 61), S12007 [27OC]
      ------direct the Committee on the Library (Joint) to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks for placement in the U.S. Capitol (see S. 
        Con. Res. 62), S12683 [10NO]
      ------tribute (see S. Res. 287), S11823 [25OC]
      Pledge of Allegiance: district court decision on inclusion of 
        phrase ``under God'' (see S. Res. 243), S10119 [15SE]
      Pope John Paul II: tribute (see S. Res. 95), S3201 [5AP]
      Postal Service: reform postal laws (see S. 662), S6741 [16JN]
      Power resources: provide for local control of siting of 
        windmills (see S. 1034), S6659 [15JN] (see S. 1208), S6911 
        [21JN]
      Presidents of the U.S.: establish a program to award grants to 
        improve and maintain sites honoring Presidents of the U.S. 
        (see S. 431), S12766 [14NO]
      Proxmire, William: tribute (see S. Res. 334), S13659 [15DE]
      Real estate: protect private property rights by limiting the 
        power of eminent domain (see S. 1313), S7522 [28JN]
      Rehnquist, William H.: tribute (see S. Res. 234), S9727 [7SE]
      Roads and highways: allow State exceptions to Federal guidelines 
        on use of high occupancy vehicle lanes by hybrid electric 
        vehicles (see S. 553), S2244 [8MR]
      ------increase minimum State allocations provided for use in 
        carrying out certain highway programs (see S. 762), S3481 
        [12AP]
      Roosevelt, Theodore: mint coins in commemoration of the 
        centenary of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize (see S. 863), 
        S4021 [20AP]
      SBA: anniversary of Small Business Development Centers (see S. 
        Res. 165), S6742 [16JN]
      ------establish a pilot program to provide regulatory compliance 
        assistance to small businesses (see S. 1411), S8420 [18JY]
      Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: 
        reauthorize (see S. 267), S10724 [29SE]
      Selma, AL: anniversary of Bloody Sunday (see S. Res. 70), S2004 
        [3MR]
      Small business: analyze potential impacts of rules proposed by 
        certain agencies (see S. 1388), S11213 [6OC]
      ------enhance compliance assistance (see S. 769), S7294 [23JN]
      ------provide additional relief to owners ordered to active duty 
        as members of Reserve components of the Armed Forces (see S. 
        1014), S8135 [12JY]
      Spain: anniversary of terrorist bombing attacks in Madrid (see 
        S. Res. 76), S2384 [9MR]
      Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail: designate (see S. 
        958), S9728 [7SE]
      Supreme Court: permit televising of proceedings (see S. 1768), 
        S10424 [26SE]
      Taxation: allow a credit to holders of qualified bonds issued to 
        finance certain energy projects (see S. 962), S7521 [28JN]
      ------allow a deduction for premiums on mortgage insurance (see 
        S. 132), S1931 [2MR]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see S. 484), S4398 [27AP]
      ------extend the excise and income tax credits for the 
        production of biodiesel (see S. 1076), S6300 [9JN]
      ------improve operation of employee stock ownership plans (see 
        S. 1319), S10425 [26SE]
      ------make permanent increased expensing for small businesses 
        (see S. 1523), S10425 [26SE]
      ------make permanent the 7-year depreciation recovery period for 
        motorsport entertainment complexes (see S. 441), S1623 [17FE]
      ------permanently extend research credit, adjust the alternative 
        incremental credit rates, and provide an alternative 
        simplified credit for qualified research expenses (see S. 
        627), S7614 [29JN]
      ------provide collegiate housing and infrastructure grants (see 
        S. 713), S6226 [8JN]
      ------provide that the credit for producing fuel from a 
        nonconventional source shall apply to gas produced onshore 
        from certain formations (see S. 926), S6482 [14JN]
      ------repeal estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes (see 
        S. 988), S4869 [10MY]
      ------repeal excise tax on telephone use and other 
        communications services (see S. 1321), S7910 [1JY]
      ------treatment of beer (see S. 722), S4870 [10MY]
      ------treatment of unused nontaxable benefits under cafeteria 
        plans and flexible spending arrangements (see S. 309), S11130 
        [5OC]
      Technology: establish a national innovation initiative (see S. 
        2109), S13659 [15DE]
      Telecommunications: clarify prohibition on junk fax 
        transmissions (see S. 714), S5072 [12MY]
      ------equitably distribute universal service support throughout 
        rural areas (see S. 284), S978 [3FE]
      ------increase penalties for violations by television and radio 
        broadcasters of the prohibitions against transmission of 
        obscene, indecent, and profane material (see S. 193), S574 
        [26JA]
      Television: provide for the accuracy of television ratings 
        services (see S. 1372), S7909 [1JY]
      Terrorism Risk Insurance Act: extend applicability (see S. 467), 
        S4109 [21AP]
      Transportation: provide new infrastructure funding through 
        Federal bonding to empower States and local governments to 
        complete significant infrastructure projects across all modes 
        of transportation (see S. 428), S1622 [17FE]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 392), 
        S8218 [13JY]
      U.N.: address anti-Semitism (see S. Res. 184), S8219 [13JY] (see 
        S. Res. 240), S10119 [15SE]
      United Kingdom: condemn terrorist bombings in London and express 
        condolences to the families of the victims (see S. Res. 193), 
        S7986 [11JY]
      Veterans: recognize military service of certain Philippine 
        nationals during World War II and allow receipt of Dept. of 
        Veterans Affairs benefits (see S. 146), S12682 [10NO]
      Veterans Day: observance (see S. Res. 305), S12682 [10NO]
      Voting Rights Act: anniversary (see S. Res. 232), S12683 [10NO]
      Wiesenthal, Simon: tribute (see S. Res. 245), S10295 [21SE]
      Women: establish programs to increase awareness and knowledge of 
        women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic 
        cancers (see S. 1172), S6226 [8JN]
      World Intellectual Property Day: support goals and recognize the 
        importance of intellectual property in the U.S. and worldwide 
        (see S. Con. Res. 28), S4258 [26AP]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Arlington National Cemetery: authorize placement of a monument 
        honoring veterans who fought in World War II as members of 
        Army Ranger Battalions (see S. 1138), S6021 [26MY]
      Armed Forces: increase death gratuity (see S. 42), S143 [24JA]
      Aviation: provide liability protection to nonprofit volunteer 
        pilot organizations flying for public benefit and to the 
        pilots and staff of such organizations (see S. 929), S4398 
        [27AP]
      China, Republic of: oppose People's Republic of China anti-
        secession law (see S. Con. Res. 21), S2995 [17MR]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: develop and implement standards for 
        the operation of air charter and general aviation operations 
        at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (see S. 433), 
        S1623 [17FE]
      Dept. of the Treasury: include certain parts of the Constitution 
        in the redesign of the one dollar bill (see S. 2056), S13361 
        [18NO]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: provide States that meet 
        certain requirements with waivers of the adequate yearly 
        progress provisions (see S. 901), S4257 [26AP]
      European Union: urge addition of Hezbollah (terrorist 
        organization) to list of terrorist organizations (see S. Res. 
        82), S2735 [15MR]
      FTC: provide with resources necessary to protect Internet users 
        from unfair and deceptive acts and practices associated with 
        spyware (see S. 1004), S4936 [11MY]
      Hazardous substances: require engine coolant and antifreeze to 
        contain a bittering agent so as to render it unpalatable (see 
        S. 1110), S5851 [24MY]
      Hyang Dong Joo: relief (see S. 1377), S7986 [11JY]
      James Madison University: tribute to football team (see S. Res. 
        45), S1116 [8FE]
      Korean American Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 283), 
        S11665 [20OC]
      Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge: redesignate as the 
        Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge (see S. 
        2127), S13786 [16DE]
      Native Americans: Federal recognition of the Chickahominy, 
        Chickahominy-Eastern Division, Mattaponi, Upper Mattaponi, 
        Rappahannock, Monacan, and Nansemond Tribes (see S. 480), 
        S1867 [1MR]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (see S. 432), S1623 [17FE]
      Sani, Fereshteh: relief (see S. 1188), S6154 [7JN]
      Small business: provide incentives for investment (see S. 1396), 
        S8301 [14JY]
      Symington, James: relief (see S. 1187), S6154 [7JN]
      Taxation: ensure that the Federal excise tax on communication 
        services does not apply to Internet access service (see S. 
        758), S3414 [11AP]
      ------make permanent the moratorium on the taxation of Internet 
        and interactive computer service commerce (see S. 849), S3897 
        [19AP]
      ------provide that distributions from certain retirement plans 
        are not included in gross income if used to pay long-term care 
        insurance premiums (see S. 1706), S10119 [15SE]
      Veterans: recognize and honor World War II Filipino veterans for 
        defense of democratic ideals and contribution to the outcome 
        of World War II (see S. Res. 307), S12682 [10NO]
      Virginia Retail Merchants Association: anniversary (see S. Res. 
        129), S4547 [28AP]
      Virginia Union University: tribute to men's basketball team (see 
        S. Res. 102), S3414 [11AP]
  Cloture motions
      Bolton, John R.: nomination to be U.N. Ambassador, S5914 [25MY], 
        S5997 [26MY], S6801 [20JN]
      Brown, Janice Rogers: nomination to be circuit judge, S6061 
        [26MY], S6128 [7JN]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1815), 
        conference report, S14014 [19DE]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2863), S10967 [4OC], S11118 
        [5OC]
      Firearms: prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (S. 397), motion to 
        proceed, S8740 [22JY], S8908 [26JY], S9087 [27JY]
      Owen, Priscilla Richman: nomination to be circuit judge, S5578 
        [20MY], S5828 [24MY]
      Pryor, William H., Jr.: nomination to be circuit judge, S6061 
        [26MY], S6218 [8JN]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (H.R. 3), S4854 [10MY], S5026 
        [12MY]
  Letters
      Apology to lynching victims, and their descendants, for the 
        Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation: Janet 
        Langhart Cohen, S6373 [13JN]
  Remarks
      Afton Chemical Corp.: tribute for manufacturing chemical 
        additive for gasoline, MMT, S7466 [28JN]
      Appropriations: making supplemental appropriations for ongoing 
        military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and 
        Afghanistan, war on terror, and tsunami relief (H.R. 1268), 
        S3509 [13AP], S3626 [14AP], S3819 [18AP], S3881, S3885 [19AP], 
        S3991 [20AP]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: ensure legislation allowing oil 
        and gas exploration receives full consideration and debate in 
        the Senate under regular order, S2771 [16MR]
      ------oil and gas exploration, S2771 [16MR]
      Armed Forces: increase death gratuity (S. 42), S229 [24JA]
      ------TRICARE military health benefits for reservists and 
        guardsmen, S8629 [21JY]
      Aviation: provide liability protection to nonprofit volunteer 
        pilot organizations flying for public benefit and to the 
        pilots and staff of such organizations (S. 929), S4425 [27AP]
      ------reduce fuel consumption through implementation of idle 
        reduction technology, S7465 [28JN]
      Bolton, John R.: nomination to be U.N. Ambassador, S5904 [25MY], 
        S5969 [26MY], S6797 [20JN]
      Brown, Janice Rogers: nomination to be circuit judge, S5394 
        [18MY]
      Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (S. Con. 
        Res. 18), S2771, S2836 [16MR], S2939 [17MR]
      Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: anniversary of 
        men's basketball tournament, S1860 [1MR]
      Children and youth: eliminate child poverty (S. 1084), S5549 
        [19MY]
      China, People's Republic of: impact of national oil companies on 
        U.S. energy supplies, S7274 [23JN]
      Colleges and universities: national objectives priority 
        assignments, S10181 [19SE]
      Courts: amend procedures that apply to consideration of 
        interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class 
        members and defendants (S. 5), S1238 [10FE]
      ------politicization of the judicial decisionmaking process, 
        S10565 [28SE]
      Cuba: TV Marti funding, S3246 [6AP]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military 
        construction (S. 1042), S8629 [21JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2863), S11183 [6OC]
      ------prohibit funding for the development, deployment, or 
        operation of a Federal web-based travel system, S11183 [6OC]
      Dept. of Energy: nuclear physics programs funding, S12746 [14NO]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: develop and implement standards for 
        the operation of air charter and general aviation operations 
        at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (S. 433), S1653 
        [17FE]
      Dept. of State, international broadcasting activities, Peace 
        Corps, and foreign assistance programs: authorizing 
        appropriations (S. 600), S3246 [6AP]
      Dept. of the Treasury: include certain parts of the Constitution 
        in the redesign of the one dollar bill (S. 2056), S13365 
        [18NO]
      Disasters: provide relief to victims of earthquake that struck 
        Pakistan, S14176 [20DE]
      Dyer, Julia: National History Day (organization) Richard T. 
        Farrell Teacher of Merit Award finalist, S6727 [16JN]
      Employment: provide for paid sick leave in order to address the 
        health needs of individuals and family members (S. 1085), 
        S5549 [19MY]
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2419), 
        S7795 [30JN]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), conference report, 
        S12746 [14NO]
      Federal employees: ensure those activated by National Guard or 
        Reserves receive pay equal to basic pay they would otherwise 
        be receiving, S3509 [13AP]
      Firearms: prohibit lawsuits against weapons manufacturers, 
        distributors, dealers, or importers (S. 397), S9389 [29JY]
      Friendship Industries, Inc.: anniversary, S3140 [4AP]
      Gonzales, Alberto R.: nomination to be Attorney General, S928 
        [3FE]
      ------role in interpretation of law and development of policies 
        relative to treatment of prisoners or detainees in Iraq, 
        Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, S928 [3FE]
      Hampton, VA: anniversary of NASA Langley Pre-Service Teacher 
        Program, S1609 [17FE]
      Hawley, Edmund S.: nomination to be Assistant Sec. of Homeland 
        Security for the Transportation Security Administration, S5547 
        [19MY]
      History: apologize to lynching victims, and their descendants, 
        for the Senate's failure to enact anti-lynching legislation 
        (S. Res. 39), S1061 [7FE], S6371 [13JN]
      Immigration: revise certain requirements for H-2B employers and 
        require submission of information on H-2B nonimmigrants, S3626 
        [14AP], S3885 [19AP]
      Intelligence services: assess validity of pre-war analysis 
        concerning rationale for use of Armed Forces in Iraq, S396 
        [25JA]
      Israel: independence anniversary (S. Res. 151), S5548 [19MY]
      James Madison University: tribute to football team (S. Res. 45), 
        S1143 [8FE]
      Minimum wage: level (S. 1062), S5549 [19MY]
      Motor vehicles: State safety belt incentive grant eligibility, 
        S5054 [12MY], S5256, S5264, S5265 [17MY]
      NASA: aeronautics program funding, S2836 [16MR]
      ------funding, S10076, S10077 [15SE]
      Navy: require naval forces to include a certain number of 
        operational aircraft carriers, S3881, S3883 [19AP], S3991 
        [20AP]
      Newport News, VA: Jefferson Lab funding, S7795 [30JN]
      NSF: provide grants for digital and wireless network technology 
        programs at historically Black colleges and universities, 
        Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and 
        universities (S. 432), S1652 [17FE], S7941 [1JY]
      Outer Continental Shelf: establish the Coastal Impact Assistance 
        Program from conservation royalty revenues, S7220, S7222 
        [23JN]
      Owen, Priscilla Richman: nomination to be circuit judge, S5393, 
        S5394 [18MY], S5524 [19MY]
      Parks, Rosa: tribute (S. Res. 287), S11848 [25OC]
      Pledge of Allegiance: district court decision on inclusion of 
        phrase ``under God'', S10181-S10183 [19SE]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), S7220, S7222 [23JN], S7465, S7466 
        [28JN]
      Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of 
        judicial nominees, S3508 [13AP], S5393, S5394 [18MY], S5523, 
        S5524 [19MY]
      Prince William County, VA: anniversary of Greater Manassas 
        Chamber of Commerce, S6907 [21JN]
      Rice, Condoleezza: nomination to be Sec. of State, S396 [25JA], 
        S514 [26JA]
      Roanoke, VA: American Culinary Federation Southeastern regional 
        conference, S2480 [10MR]
      Roberts, John G., Jr.: nomination to be Chief Justice of the 
        U.S., S10181-S10183 [19SE], S10565 [28SE]
      Russia: issue a clear and unambiguous statement of admission and 
        condemnation of the illegal occupation and annexation by the 
        Soviet Union from 1940-1991 of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania 
        (S. Con. Res. 35), S5547 [19MY]
      Schiavo, Terri: relief of parents, Robert and Mary Schindler (S. 
        653), S2929 [17MR]
      Schools: provide for secondary school reform (S. 1061), S5549 
        [19MY]
      Science, Depts. of State, Justice, Commerce, and related 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2862), S10076, S10077 
        [15SE]
      Senate: legislative program, S5549 [19MY]
      Senate Rules: amend relative to votes required to invoke cloture 
        on Presidential appointments in order to prevent filibuster, 
        S3508 [13AP], S5393, S5394 [18MY], S5523, S5524 [19MY]
      Small business: provide incentives for investment (S. 1396), 
        S8304 [14JY]
      Taxation: provide that distributions from certain retirement 
        plans are not included in gross income if used to pay long-
        term care insurance premiums (S. 1706), S10121 [15SE]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (H.R. 3), S5054 [12MY], S5256, 
        S5264, S5265 [17MY]
      Victims of Communism Memorial: support construction (S. Res. 
        150), S5548 [19MY]
  Tributes
      Dean, Ralph H., S9453 [29JY]
      Duke, Elizabeth A., S2146 [7MR]
      Floros, Gus, S9277 [28JY]
      Gable, Lisa Guillermin, S4865 [10MY]
      Louderback, Allen L., S9453 [29JY]
      Marshall, John, S10423 [26SE]
      Monroe, James, S4539 [28AP]
      Orsini, Eric A., S1197 [9FE]
      Reagan, Ronald, S964 [3FE]
      Rehnquist, William H., S10793 [30SE]
      Robey, Daniel L., S1197 [9FE]
      Smith, Carl W., S13778 [16DE]
      Warner, Senator, S4528 [28AP]
      Weatherholtz, Glenn M., S9452 [29JY]




ALLEN, JAMES L.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E715, E721 [21AP]




ALLEN, JOSHUA

  Essays
      Government and Freedom, E2465 [7DE]




ALLEN, KENNETH W., II

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2218 [28OC]




ALLEN, MIKE

  Articles and editorials
      Cadets Complete Training Program, E1397 [30JN]
      How Many More Mike Browns Are Out There?, S10462-S10464 [27SE]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1397 [30JN]




ALLEN, THOMAS H. (a Representative from Maine)

  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Acadia National Park: acquire certain private lands, provide an 
        intermodal transportation center, and extend the advisory 
        commission (see H.R. 2692), H4656 [16JN]
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock (see H.R. 3931), H9472 [1NO]
      Air pollution: reduce emissions from electric powerplants (see 
        H.R. 1451), H1694 [17MR]
      Alaska: provide additional protections for National Forest 
        System lands (see H.R. 1155), H1023 [8MR]
      American Jewish History Month: observance (see H. Con. Res. 
        315), H11654 [14DE]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 567), H351 [2FE]
      Armed Forces: enhance readiness by replacing current policy 
        concerning homosexuality, referred to as ``Don't Ask, Don't 
        Tell'', with a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of 
        sexual orientation (see H.R. 1059), H2103 [14AP]
      ------entitle educational assistance under the Montgomery GI 
        Bill for members of the Selected Reserve who aggregate a 
        certain amount of active duty service (see H.R. 772), H5914 
        [14JY]
      ------improve benefits for members, veterans, and their 
        dependents and survivors (see H.R. 2131), H3052 [5MY]
      ------increase death gratuity (see H.R. 292), H584 [10FE]
      ------restore health care coverage to retired members of the 
        uniformed services (see H.R. 602), H524 [9FE]
      Armenia: ensure U.S. foreign policy reflects understanding of 
        issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide 
        documented in records relative to the Armenian Genocide (see 
        H. Res. 316), H5964 [18JY]
      Arms control: provide for counterproliferation measures (see 
        H.R. 422), H287 [1FE]
      Army: close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
        Cooperation (see H.R. 1217), H1368 [10MR]
      Barry, John: recognize as first flag officer of the U.S. Navy 
        (see H.J. Res. 38), H10910 [17NO]
      Braille, Louis: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 2872), H5741 
        [12JY]
      Breast Cancer Awareness Month: observance (see H. Con. Res. 
        228), H8089 [15SE]
      Canada: express appreciation for cooperation and friendship with 
        the U.S. and offer congratulations on Canada Day celebration 
        (see H. Res. 350), H5603 [30JN]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: acceptance by Committee on the 
        Library (Joint) of a bust of Sojourner Truth and display of 
        the bust in the Capitol rotunda (see H.R. 4510), H12290 [18DE]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: extend compliance 
        threshold used to determine eligibility of hospitals for 
        designation as an inpatient rehabilitation facility (see H.R. 
        3373), H7815 [8SE]
      Children and youth: establish a grant program to provide 
        comprehensive eye examinations (see H.R. 2238), H3113 [10MY]
      ------provide assistance for orphans and other vulnerable 
        children in developing countries (see H.R. 1409), H6328 [21JY]
      China, People's Republic of: support U.N. resolution condemning 
        human rights violations (see H. Con. Res. 83), H1847 [6AP]
      Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment 
        of wages based on sex (see H.R. 1687), H2148 [19AP]
      Classified information: request Executive Office of the 
        President and other executive departments to transmit 
        documents relative to disclosure of identity and employment of 
        Valerie Plame (see H. Res. 363), H6329 [21JY]
      ------request the Executive Office of the President and direct 
        the Dept. of State to transmit documents relative to the White 
        House Iraq Group (see H. Res. 505), H9642 [3NO]
      Climate: conduct research on abrupt climate change, establish a 
        market-driven system of greenhouse gas tradeable allowances, 
        ensure benefits from such trading, and reduce dependence upon 
        foreign oil (see H.R. 759), H798 [17FE]
      ------request documents from the President on the anticipated 
        effects of climate change on coastal regions of the U.S. (see 
        H. Res. 515), H9276 [26OC]
      Coastal zones: authorize the acquisition of coastal areas to 
        improve conservation, enhance ecological values and functions, 
        and benefit both the environment and economies of coastal 
        communities (see H.R. 3187), H6205 [20JY]
      ------develop and maintain an integrated system of ocean and 
        Great Lakes coastal observations (see H.R. 1584), H1895 [12AP]
      Colleges and universities: expand and enhance post-baccalaureate 
        opportunities at Hispanic-serving institutions (see H.R. 761), 
        H1779 [5AP]
      Contraceptives: establish a public education and awareness 
        program relative to emergency contraception (see H.R. 3326), 
        H5963 [18JY]
      Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination 
        Against Women: ratification (see H. Res. 67), H353 [2FE]
      Crime: provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (see H.R. 2662), H4138 
        [26MY]
      ------require that recommended national protocol for sexual 
        assault medical forensic examinations include a recommendation 
        that rape victims be offered information about emergency 
        contraceptives (see H.R. 1214), H1368 [10MR]
      ------strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting (see H.R. 
        817), H2103 [14AP]
      Cuba: bar certain additional restrictions on travel and 
        remittances (see H.R. 2617), H6652 [26JY]
      ------facilitate sale of U.S. agricultural products (see H.R. 
        719), H2103 [14AP]
      ------lift travel restrictions (see H.R. 1814), H2979 [4MY]
      Davis-Bacon Act: reinstate application of the wage requirements 
        to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see H.R. 3763), H7947 [14SE]
      Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval: support goals (see 
        H. Res. 294), H6329 [21JY]
      Dept. of Agriculture: strengthen ability to regulate pet 
        industry (see H.R. 2669), H9044 [20OC]
      Dept. of Defense: postpone certain closures and realignments of 
        military installations (see H.R. 2427), H3696 [19MY]
      ------require emergency contraception to be available at all 
        military health care treatment facilities (see H.R. 2635), 
        H4073 [25MY]
      Dept. of Education: create a pilot program to increase the 
        number of graduate educated nurse faculty to meet the future 
        need for qualified nurses (see H.R. 3173), H5601 [30JN]
      ------make grants to States to hire additional school-based 
        mental health and student service providers (see H.R. 559), 
        H1371 [10MR]
      Dept. of HHS: develop a policy for managing the risk of food 
        allergy and anaphylaxis in schools (see H.R. 4063), H10146 
        [9NO]
      ------establish, promote, and support a comprehensive 
        prevention, research, and medical management referral program 
        for hepatitis C virus infection (see H.R. 1290), H11880 [15DE]
      Dept. of Transportation: report to Congress on proposed changes 
        to policies that prohibit foreign interests from exercising 
        control over economic and security decisions of U.S. airlines 
        (see H.R. 4542), H11880 [15DE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: repeal the offset from surviving 
        spouse annuities under the military Survivor Benefit Plan for 
        amounts paid as dependency and indemnity compensation (see 
        H.R. 808), H3894 [24MY]
      ------terminate administrative freeze on the enrollment into the 
        health care system of veterans in the lowest priority category 
        for enrollment (referred to as ``Priority 8'') (see H.R. 
        3312), H5913 [14JY]
      Depts. of Justice and Homeland Security: transmit to the House 
        of Representatives documents relating to security 
        investigations and background checks relating to granting 
        White House access to James D. Guckert (see H. Res. 136), 
        H1781 [5AP]
      Disabled: enhance and further research into paralysis and 
        improve rehabilitation and quality of life for persons living 
        with paralysis and other physical disabilities (see H.R. 
        1554), H10502 [16NO]
      Disasters: require Federal, State, and local agencies to comply 
        with public health, environmental, and environmental justice 
        laws and regulations (see H. Res. 477), H8643 [29SE]
      Discrimination: prohibit on the basis of genetic information 
        relative to insurance and employment (see H.R. 1227), H1369 
        [10MR]
      Diseases: authorize grants for treatment and support services 
        for Alzheimer's disease patients and their families (see H.R. 
        3642), H10503 [16NO]
      ------establish a program to provide screenings and treatment 
        for cancer to minority or underserved populations (see H.R. 
        3640), H12050 [16DE]
      ------establish an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry (see 
        H.R. 4033), H8808 [7OC]
      ------fund breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease research while 
        providing more help to caregivers and increasing public 
        education about prevention (see H.R. 1262), H1970 [13AP]
      ------improve preparation for an influenza pandemic, including 
        an avian influenza pandemic (see H.R. 4062), H8846 [17OC]
      ------provide for emergency distributions of influenza vaccine 
        (see H.R. 4358), H10908 [17NO]
      ------support goal of eliminating suffering and death due to 
        cancer (see H. Con. Res. 210), H8163 [20SE]
      Drugs: establish fairer pricing for prescription drugs for 
        individuals without access to discounted prices (see H.R. 
        1655), H2101 [14AP]
      ------expand the scope of information required for the data bank 
        on clinical trials for drugs (see H.R. 3196), H5602 [30JN]
      Education: establish a National Marine Scholarship Program to 
        recruit and prepare graduate students for careers in the 
        fields of marine science (see H.R. 1191), H1263 [9MR]
      ------extend student loan forgiveness to Head Start teachers 
        (see H.R. 2340), H8735 [6OC]
      ------improve recruitment, preparation, distribution, and 
        retention of public elementary and secondary school teachers 
        and principals (see H.R. 2835), H9044 [20OC]
      ------prevent abuse of special allowance subsidies under the 
        Federal Family Education Loan Program (see H.R. 134), H630 
        [15FE]
      ------provide access and assistance to increase college 
        attendance and completion by part-time students (see H.R. 
        1390), H1692 [17MR]
      ------provide access and equity in higher education (see H.R. 
        1293), H1506 [15MR]
      ------provide adequate and equitable educational opportunities 
        for students in State public school systems (see H.R. 2178), 
        H3054 [5MY]
      ------strengthen and expand scientific and technological 
        education capabilities of associate-degree-granting colleges 
        through partnerships with bachelor-degree-granting 
        institutions (see H.R. 226), H11504 [13DE]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 363), H7743 [7SE]
      Employment: extend trade adjustment assistance to service 
        workers (see H.R. 1281), H1510 [15MR] (see H.R. 4156), H9361 
        [27OC]
      Energy Policy Act: repeal provisions (see H.R. 4479), H12051 
        [16DE]
      EPA: disapprove rule to delist coal and oil-direct utility units 
        from the source category list under the Clean Air Act relative 
        to mercury emissions (see H.J. Res. 56), H5434 (see H.J. Res. 
        56), H5479 [29JN]
      FAA: designate certain functions performed at flight service 
        stations as inherently governmental functions (see H.R. 1474), 
        H2151 [19AP]
      Fair Labor Standards Act: prohibit agreements to provide notice 
        of investigations or inspections relative to child labor 
        violations (see H.R. 4190), H9472 [1NO]
      Families and domestic relations: expand tax incentives for 
        adoption and increase adoptive incentive payments (see H.R. 
        1561), H8162 [20SE]
      Farm Security and Rural Investment Act: extend contracts for 
        national dairy market loss payments (see H.R. 859), H984 [3MR]
      FDA: determine whether to allow marketing of emergency-
        contraceptive drug Plan B as a prescription drug for women 15 
        or younger and a nonprescription drug for women 16 or older 
        (see H.R. 4229), H11036 [18NO]
      ------provide with certain authority to regulate tobacco 
        products (see H.R. 1376), H2103 [14AP]
      Federal aid programs: require payments to State and local 
        governments for infrastructure and social services needs in 
        the same amount as the amount of relief and reconstruction 
        funds provided to Iraq (see H.R. 4110), H9043 [20OC]
      Federal employees: amend the definition of a law enforcement 
        officer to include certain positions relative to retirement 
        benefits (see H.R. 1002), H3894 [24MY]
      ------ensure parity between the compensation of members of the 
        Armed Forces and civilian employees (see H. Con. Res. 40), 
        H1026 [8MR]
      ------increase the Government contribution for Federal employee 
        health insurance (see H.R. 633), H410 [8FE]
      ------provide benefits to domestic partners (see H.R. 3267), 
        H5800 [13JY]
      ------require that employees with severe disabilities will not 
        lose employment due to position conversion to a contractor 
        (see H.R. 1480), H2551 [26AP]
      Federal firefighters: establish presumptive disability benefits 
        for certain diseases and disabilities (see H.R. 697), H2150 
        [19AP]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve effectiveness of 
        medically important antibiotics used in treatment of human and 
        animal diseases (see H.R. 2562), H4401 [13JN]
      Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services: 
        establish (see H.R. 1240), H1369 [10MR]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify that fill material 
        cannot be comprised of waste (see H.R. 2719), H4141 [26MY]
      ------clarify U.S. jurisdiction over water and wetlands (see 
        H.R. 1356), H1690 [17MR]
      FEMA: establish as an independent agency (see H.R. 3656), H7815 
        [8SE]
      Financial institutions: ease credit union regulatory burdens, 
        advance credit union efforts to promote economic growth, and 
        modernize credit union net worth standards (see H.R. 2317), 
        H4144 [26MY]
      ------prohibit financial holding companies and national banks 
        from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real estate 
        brokerage or real estate management activities (see H.R. 111), 
        H74 [4JA]
      Fish and fishing: prohibit commercial harvesting of Atlantic 
        striped bass in coastal waters and the exclusive economic zone 
        (see H.R. 2059), H10157 [10NO]
      Foreign aid: make protection of women and children who are 
        affected by humanitarian emergencies a priority (see H.R. 
        1413), H1693 [17MR]
      ------provide debt relief to developing countries with coral 
        reef preservation and management programs (see H.R. 1996), 
        H3556 [18MY]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: exempt bookstores and 
        libraries from orders requiring the production of any tangible 
        things for certain foreign intelligence investigations (see 
        H.R. 1157), H1023 [8MR]
      Foreign policy: prohibit return of persons by the U.S., for 
        purposes of detention, interrogation, or trial, to countries 
        engaging in torture or other inhuman treatment of persons (see 
        H.R. 952), H794 [17FE]
      Foreign trade: provide relief from certain practices by other 
        countries (see H.R. 3306), H8102 [19SE]
      Forest Service: protection of certain roadless areas (see H.R. 
        3563), H7558 [28JY]
      Government: protect scientific integrity in Federal research and 
        policymaking (see H.R. 839), H4296 [8JN]
      ------require more rigorous requirements relative to ethics and 
        lobbying (see H.R. 2412), H3557 [18MY]
      ------require notification to Congress of certain contracts, and 
        prohibit unauthorized expenditure of funds for publicity or 
        propaganda purposes (see H.R. 373), H1847 [6AP]
      Haiti: provide assistance to combat infectious diseases and 
        establish a comprehensive health infrastructure (see H.R. 
        945), H7613 [29JY]
      Health: achieve a national health information infrastructure and 
        establish a refundable tax credit for expenditures of health 
        care providers implementing such infrastructure (see H.R. 
        747), H8809 [7OC]
      ------expand access to preventive health care services that help 
        reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions 
        and improve access to women's health care (see H.R. 1709), 
        H2551 [26AP]
      ------improve access to health insurance and Medicare benefits 
        for individuals aged 55 to 65 and allow tax credits for 
        payment of such premiums (see H.R. 2072), H2975 [4MY]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (see H.R. 810), 
        H628 [15FE]
      ------provide for expansion of Federal programs to prevent and 
        manage vision loss (see H.R. 2671), H9556 [2NO]
      ------reduce adolescent pregnancy, HIV rates, and other sexually 
        transmitted diseases (see H.R. 2553), H4723 [17JN]
      ------strengthen programs for stroke education, prevention, and 
        treatment (see H.R. 898), H3894 [24MY]
      Health care professionals: authorize capitation grants to 
        increase the number of nursing faculty and students (see H.R. 
        3569), H7559 [28JY]
      ------clarify responsibilities of a pharmacy when a staff 
        pharmacist refuses to fill a valid prescription for a drug on 
        the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions (see H.R. 
        1652), H3556 [18MY]
      ------provide for education and training of allied health 
        professionals in exchange for a service commitment at a 
        facility with critical shortages of allied health 
        professionals (see H.R. 215), H3055 [5MY]
      Help America Vote Act: require a voter-verified permanent record 
        or hardcopy (see H.R. 550), H350 [2FE]
      Higher Education Act: permit refinancing of student 
        consolidation loans and permit student freedom to select a 
        loan consolidator (see H.R. 1029), H1897 [12AP]
      ------repeal provisions prohibiting persons convicted of drug 
        offenses from receiving student financial assistance (see H.R. 
        1184), H1263 [9MR]
      Ho, Don: tribute (see H. Res. 597), H11503 [13DE]
      Hospitals: provide emergency contraceptives to women who are 
        survivors of sexual assault (see H.R. 2928), H4560 [15JN]
      House Rules: amend procedures of Committee on Standards of 
        Official Conduct (House) (see H. Res. 131), H1417 [14MR]
      Hunger: reduce (see H.R. 2717), H4356 [9JN]
      Hurricanes: establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future (see H.R. 3764), H7948 [14SE]
      Immigration: provide a mechanism for U.S. citizens, and lawful 
        permanent residents, to sponsor their permanent partners for 
        U.S. residence (see H.R. 3006), H4895 [21JN]
      ------revise certain requirements for H-2B employers and require 
        submission of information on H-2B nonimmigrants (see H.R. 
        793), H586 [14FE]
      Immigration and Nationality Act: exempt boilermakers from the 
        numerical limitation applicable to nonimmigrants issued a visa 
        or provided status (see H.R. 3644), H8735 [6OC]
      Independent Commission on the Investigation of Detainee Abuses: 
        establish (see H.R. 3003), H4895 [21JN]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 363), H7743 [7SE]
      Insurance: coverage of minimum hospital stays for mastectomies, 
        lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection relative to breast 
        cancer and coverage for secondary consultations (see H.R. 
        1849), H2549 [26AP]
      ------promote health care coverage parity for individuals 
        participating in legal recreational or transportation 
        activities (see H.R. 2793), H11880 [15DE]
      ------require health plans to cover treatment of a minor child's 
        congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to 
        trauma, infection, tumor, or disease (see H.R. 1000), H8162 
        [20SE]
      Intelligence services: strengthen protections of civil liberties 
        in the exercise of foreign intelligence surveillance 
        authorities (see H.R. 1526), H2103 [14AP]
      Iran: hold current regime accountable for its threatening 
        behavior and support a transition to democracy (see H.R. 282), 
        H5741 [12JY]
      Johnson, John A. (Jack): pardon posthumously (see H. Con. Res. 
        24), H2739 [28AP]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see H.R. 1696), H2149 [19AP]
      Law enforcement officers: adjust percentage differentials 
        payable to Federal law enforcement officers in certain high-
        cost areas (see H.R. 556), H350 [2FE]
      ------issue commemorative postage stamp for officers killed in 
        the line of duty (see H. Con. Res. 85), H1897 [12AP]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        H.R. 358), H584 [10FE]
      Lobbyists: require certain coalitions and associations to 
        disclose lobbying activities (see H.R. 1302, 1304), H1507 
        [15MR]
      Maine: establish a commercial truck highway safety demonstration 
        program (see H.R. 1012), H846 [1MR]
      Marine mammals: reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal 
        scientific whaling and provide protection for, and 
        conservation of, the world's whale populations to prevent 
        trade in whale meat (see H. Con. Res. 164), H3769 [23MY]
      Medicaid: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 215), H6327 [21JY]
      ------include podiatrists as physicians for purposes of covering 
        physicians services (see H.R. 699), H8809 [7OC]
      ------prevent a severe reduction in the Federal medical 
        assistance percentage determined for a State and provide 
        adjustment in computation for extraordinary employer pension 
        contributions (see H.R. 3335), H7614 [29JY]
      ------provide families of disabled children with the opportunity 
        to purchase coverage (see H.R. 1443), H1694 [17MR]
      ------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. 
        1264), H8809 [7OC]
      ------provide temporary disaster relief in response to Hurricane 
        Katrina (see H.R. 3698), H8342 [22SE]
      ------recognize importance of prospective payment system for 
        federally qualified health centers (see H. Con. Res. 231), 
        H10146 [9NO]
      Medicare: allow beneficiaries direct access to physical 
        therapists without a physician referral (see H.R. 1333), H6107 
        [19JY]
      ------anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 213), H6327 [21JY]
      ------assure equitable payment for physicians services (see H.R. 
        4520), H11503 [13DE]
      ------coverage of medical nutrition therapy services (see H.R. 
        1582), H4722 [17JN]
      ------deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug 
        prices (see H.R. 752), H582 [10FE]
      ------eliminate discriminatory copayment rates for outpatient 
        psychiatric services (see H.R. 1125), H3113 [10MY]
      ------ensure access to durable medical equipment (see H.R. 
        3559), H8089 [15SE]
      ------pay ambulance suppliers the full costs of providing such 
        services (see H.R. 2014), H2737 [28AP]
      ------permit the Dept. of HHS to enter into direct negotiations 
        to promote the best prices for beneficiaries (see H.R. 376), 
        H413 [8FE]
      ------provide access to audiologists (see H.R. 415), H234 [26JA]
      ------provide extended and additional protection to 
        beneficiaries enrolled in prescription drug benefit plans (see 
        H.R. 3861), H10503 [16NO]
      ------provide for value-based purchasing in payment for 
        physicians' services (see H.R. 3617), H8735 [6OC]
      ------reform the physician payment update system through repeal 
        of the sustainable growth rate payment update system (see H.R. 
        2356), H4144 [26MY]
      ------reimbursement for certain midwife services (see H.R. 872), 
        H8846 [17OC]
      ------remove exclusion of benzodiazepines from required coverage 
        under the prescription drug program (see H.R. 3151), H9696 
        [4NO]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        916), H5603 [30JN]
      Mental health: increase number of well-trained mental health 
        service professionals providing clinical mental health care to 
        children and adolescents (see H.R. 1106), H1970 [13AP]
      ------provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits unless 
        comparable limitations are imposed on medical and surgical 
        benefits (see H.R. 1402), H7613 [29JY]
      ------provide for research on, and services for individuals 
        with, postpartum depression and psychosis (see H.R. 1940), 
        H8809 [7OC]
      Mexico: convey sympathy to families of young women murdered in 
        Chihuahua and encourage increased U.S. involvement in bringing 
        an end to these crimes (see H. Con. Res. 90), H2739 [28AP]
      Minimum wage: level (see H.R. 2429), H3555 [18MY]
      Minorities: improve health of minority individuals (see H.R. 
        3561), H11655 [14DE]
      National Advisory Council on Medical Rehabilitation: establish 
        (see H.R. 3373), H7815 [8SE]
      National Center on Liver Disease Research: establish (see H.R. 
        1108), H5176 [24JN]
      National Clean Beaches Week: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 332), H5742 [12JY]
      National Flood Insurance Program: strengthen, encourage 
        participation, and provide certain owners of properties not 
        located in flood hazard zones a one-time opportunity to 
        purchase coverage (see H.R. 3922), H10161 [14NO]
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: expand, intensify, 
        and coordinate pulmonary hypertension research activities (see 
        H.R. 3005), H10157 [10NO]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see H.R. 
        2231), H9044 [20OC]
      National MPS Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 85), 
        H587 [14FE]
      National Nurses Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        245), H2739 [28AP]
      National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: support goals and 
        ideals (see H. Res. 444), H8249 [21SE]
      National parks and recreation areas: mint coins in commemoration 
        of founding (see H.R. 988), H4187 [7JN]
      National Tartan Day: support establishment (see H. Res. 41), 
        H413 [8FE]
      National Weatherization Day: observance (see H. Res. 410), H7562 
        [28JY]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 21), H797 [17FE]
      New England Patriots (football team): tribute (see H. Res. 86), 
        H584 [10FE]
      Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act: 
        reauthorize and improve (see H.R. 1591), H5604 [30JN]
      Northeast Regional Development Commission: establish (see H.R. 
        1695), H2149 [19AP]
      Oceans: establish a national ocean policy, strengthen NOAA, and 
        establish a Committee on Ocean Policy (see H.R. 2939), H4654 
        [16JN]
      Older Americans Act: provide information and outreach for the 
        prevention of osteoporosis (see H.R. 1081), H981 [3MR]
      OPM: administer a national health program to offer Federal 
        employee health benefits plans to individuals who are not 
        Federal employees (see H.R. 1955), H2734 [28AP]
      Patents: provide for compulsory licensing of certain patented 
        inventions relative to health care emergencies (see H.R. 
        4131), H9102 [25OC]
      Pensions: protect employee benefits in defined benefit plans and 
        enforce age discrimination requirements that apply to 
        conversion of pension plans to cash balance plans (see H.R. 
        4052), H8808 [7OC]
      Pharmaceuticals: importation of prescription drugs (see H.R. 
        700), H521 [9FE]
      Political campaigns: clarify disclosure requirements of 
        identifying information within certain campaign communications 
        (see H.R. 1580), H1895 [12AP]
      Postal Service: extend procedures for closing or consolidation 
        of post offices to the relocation or construction of post 
        offices (see H.R. 1006), H846 [1MR]
      ------reform postal laws (see H.R. 22), H1778 [5AP]
      Poverty: affirm commitment and leadership of the U.S. to improve 
        the lives of the world's people living in extreme poverty and 
        conditions of misery (see H. Con. Res. 172), H5177 [24JN]
      Power resources: protect consumers from price-gouging of 
        gasoline and other fuels during energy emergencies (see H.R. 
        3936), H8847 [17OC]
      ------reduce growth of energy use and limit impact of growing 
        energy use on the economy, environment, and national security 
        through reductions in energy demand (see H.R. 3263), H5800 
        [13JY]
      Public lands: designate certain national parks, wild and scenic 
        rivers, and wilderness areas in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, 
        Washington, and Wyoming (see H.R. 1204), H1264 [9MR]
      Public safety officers: provide collective bargaining rights for 
        State or local government employees (see H.R. 1249), H1370 
        [10MR]
      Public utilities: improve reliability of electric transmission 
        system (see H.R. 878), H791 [17FE]
      Refugees: victims of torture treatment programs funding (see 
        H.R. 2017), H2737 [28AP]
      Roosevelt, Theodore: mint coins in commemoration of the 
        centenary of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize (see H.R. 389), 
        H3695 [19MY]
      Rotary International: anniversary (see H. Res. 55), H287 [1FE] 
        (see H. Res. 142), H1024 [8MR]
      Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act: include bullying 
        and harassment prevention programs (see H.R. 284), H942 [2MR]
      San Francisco, CA: mint coins in commemoration of the San 
        Francisco Old Mint (see H.R. 1953), H7564 [28JY]
      Schools: direct certain coeducational elementary and secondary 
        schools to make information available on equality in athletic 
        programs (see H.R. 595), H2738 [28AP]
      Ships and vessels: establish national standards for discharges 
        from cruise vessels into U.S. waters (see H.R. 1636), H2473 
        [21AP]
      Social Security: ensure every uninsured child has health 
        insurance coverage (see H.R. 1668), H2102 [14AP]
      ------permit States to cover certain low-income youth with an 
        enhanced matching rate under State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program and Medicaid (see H.R. 3040), H4984 [22JN]
      ------provide certain benefits to individuals who served in the 
        U.S. merchant marine during World War II (see H.R. 23), H847 
        [1MR]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 147), H76 [4JA]
      Sudan: impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against 
        humanity in Darfur (see H.R. 1424), H1897 [12AP]
      ------impose sanctions on those responsible for genocide, war 
        crimes, and crimes against humanity, protect civilians and 
        humanitarian operations, and support peace in Darfur (see H.R. 
        3127), H6205 [20JY]
      Taxation: allow a deduction for premiums on mortgage insurance 
        (see H.R. 3098), H7815 [8SE]
      ------allow deduction equal to fair market value for charitable 
        contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly 
        compositions created by the donor (see H.R. 1120), H11220 
        [7DE]
      ------allow deduction for qualified timber gains (see H.R. 
        3883), H9426 [28OC]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 994), H1847 [6AP]
      ------disallow benefits claimed to arise from corporate 
        transactions without substantial economic substance (see H.R. 
        2625), H4072 [25MY]
      ------exclude from gross income amounts paid on behalf of 
        Federal employees under Federal student loan repayment 
        programs (see H.R. 1765), H2470 [21AP]
      ------expand incentives for education (see H.R. 1380), H3056 
        [5MY]
      ------expand the tip tax credit to employers of cosmetologists 
        and promote tax compliance in the cosmetology sector (see H.R. 
        1345), H8388 [27SE]
      ------increase transparency of certain corporate tax information 
        and financial statements, discourage abusive tax sheltering 
        activities, and restore investor confidence (see H.R. 1234), 
        H1369 [10MR]
      ------limit applicability of updates to the allowance for State 
        and other taxes in the tables used in the Federal Needs 
        Analysis Methodology (see H.R. 114), H286 [1FE]
      ------permit tax-free distribution from governmental retirement 
        plans for payment of health and long-term care insurance 
        premiums for public safety officers (see H.R. 2177), H11220 
        [7DE]
      ------provide a credit for teachers and principals who work in 
        certain low income schools (see H.R. 986), H796 [17FE]
      ------provide a credit to promote homeownership and community 
        development (see H.R. 1549), H11880 [15DE]
      ------provide a tax credit to businesses whose employees teach 
        at community colleges (see H.R. 577), H351 [2FE]
      ------provide subsidies to encourage small employers to offer 
        affordable health coverage to their employees through 
        qualified health pooling arrangements (see H.R. 2073), H2976 
        [4MY]
      ------retain estate tax with an immediate exemption increase and 
        repeal new carryover basis rules (see H.R. 1577), H1894 [12AP]
      Telephones: facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 
        telephone service for information and referral on health and 
        human services (see H.R. 896), H792 [17FE]
      Tobacco products: deter smuggling into the U.S. (see H.R. 1377), 
        H1691 [17MR]
      Treaties and agreements: avoid inclusion in future free trade 
        agreements provisions that would restrict access of U.S. 
        consumers to imported prescription drugs (see H.R. 3583), 
        H7862 [13SE]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1259), 
        H12050 [16DE]
      U.N.: provide a voluntary U.S. contribution to the U.N. 
        Population Fund for the prevention, remedy, and repair of 
        obstetric fistula (see H.R. 2811), H4561 [15JN]
      Universal Service Administration Co.: exempt from Antideficiency 
        Act accounting rules to improve administration of, and prevent 
        increases in, contributions to the Universal Service Fund (see 
        H.R. 2533), H7814 [8SE]
      Utah: designate certain lands as wilderness (see H.R. 1774), 
        H2470 [21AP]
      Veterans: enhance burial benefits (see H.R. 531), H349 [2FE]
      ------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. 303), H1417 [14MR]
      ------extend military commissary and exchange store privileges 
        to disabled veterans and their dependents and authorize space-
        available travel on military aircraft for such veterans and 
        their dependents (see H.R. 1188), H6432 [25JY]
      ------health care funding (see H.R. 515), H1851 [8AP]
      ------improve treatment of post-deployment mental health 
        conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder, for 
        veterans and members of the Armed Forces (see H.R. 1588), 
        H11220 [7DE]
      ------mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became 
        disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces (see H.R. 
        1951), H2734 [28AP]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 2876), H7565 
        [28JY] (see H.R. 3171), H6381 [22JY]
      Voting: establish election day as a legal public holiday (see 
        H.R. 63), H1778 [5AP]
      Water: establish marine and freshwater research, development, 
        and demonstration programs to control and eradicate invasive 
        species, educate the public, and restore ecosystems (see H.R. 
        1592), H5604 [30JN]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 37), H1508 [15MR]
      ------establish programs to increase awareness and knowledge of 
        women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic 
        cancers (see H.R. 1245), H1369 [10MR]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Drugs: provide for importation of pharmaceutical products under 
        a compulsory license as provided for under the World Trade 
        Organization (see H.R. 4392), H11033 [18NO]
      Fish and fishing: establish requirements for fishing quota 
        systems (see H.R. 3278), H5912 [14JY]
      Iraq: declare U.S. policy to not maintain a long-term or 
        permanent military presence (see H.R. 3142), H5599 [30JN]
      Medicare: continue Medicaid prescription drug coverage to dual-
        eligible beneficiaries for a certain period while allowing 
        part D benefits to be implemented as scheduled (see H.R. 
        1144), H1023 [8MR]
      Nobel Prize: recognition of Mohamed ElBaradei for peace (see H. 
        Res. 573), H11035 [18NO]
      Taxation: allow a temporary credit to offset the high fuel costs 
        of small businesses, farmers, and fishermen (see H.R. 3944), 
        H8642 [29SE]
  Remarks
      Agriculture, rural development, FDA, and related agencies 
        programs: making appropriations (H.R. 2744), conference 
        report, H9393 [28OC]
      Bankruptcy: amend laws (S. 256), H2068 [14AP]
      Budget: allocation of funds, H694 [16FE], H2641 [27AP]
      ------deficit, H694 [16FE], H2642, H2644, H2645 [27AP], H4869, 
        H4870 [21JN]
      ------reconciliation of the concurrent resolution (H.R. 4241), 
        H9999 [8NO], H10625 [17NO]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), H1559 [16MR], H2641, H2642, H2644, H2645 [27AP]
      ------setting forth the Federal budget for 2006-2010 (H. Con. 
        Res. 95), consideration of conference report (H. Res. 248), 
        H2700 [28AP]
      Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission: disapprove 
        recommendations (H.J. Res. 65), H9305 [27OC]
      Dept. of Agriculture: organic food standards, H9393 
        [28OC]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1815), 
        H4030 [25MY]
      ------postpone certain closures and realignments of military 
        installations, H4030 [25MY]
      ------recommendation to close Brunswick, ME, Naval Air Station, 
        H9305 [27OC]
      Dept. of Energy: prohibit establishment of refinery 
        revitalization zones, H2373 [20AP]
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA): ratification, H2961 [4MY]
      Drugs: provide for importation of pharmaceutical products under 
        a compulsory license as provided for under the World Trade 
        Organization (H.R. 4392), E2424 [18NO]
      Endangered Species Act: consolidate related programs and review 
        protective regulations, H8562 [29SE]
      ------provide greater results conserving and recovering listed 
        species (H.R. 3824), H8562 [29SE]
      Federal Election Campaign Act: exclude communications over the 
        Internet from the definition of public communication (H.R. 
        1606), H9482 [2NO]
      Fish and fishing: establish requirements for fishing quota 
        systems (H.R. 3278), E1498 [15JY]
      Iraq: call for immediate withdrawal of Armed Forces (H. Res. 
        571), H11022 [18NO]
      ------develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of Armed 
        Forces (H.J. Res. 73), H11022 [18NO]
      Marine mammals: impact of dock-building, H8562 [29SE]
      Medicaid: funding, H2700 [28AP]
      ------reform, H10625 [17NO]
      NOAA: funding, H10073 [9NO]
      Petroleum: expedite construction of new refinery capacity in the 
        U.S. and provide reliable and affordable energy (H.R. 3893), 
        H8771 [7OC]
      ------protection from liability of methyl tertiary-butyl ether 
        (MTBE) producers for groundwater contamination, H2422 [21AP], 
        H5774 [13JY]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), H2373 [20AP], H2422 [21AP]
      ------enhance energy conservation, research, and development and 
        provide for security and diversity in the energy supply (H.R. 
        6), motion to instruct conferees, H5774 [13JY]
      Science, Depts. of State, Justice, Commerce, and related 
        agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 2862), conference 
        report, H10073 [9NO]
      Small Business Bill of Rights: establish (H. Res. 22), H2641 
        [27AP]
      U.N.: reform (H.R. 2745), H4664 [17JN]
      Votes: position on missed, H3876 [24MY], E222 
        [10FE]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Special order: granted, H3553 [18MY], H10154 [10NO]




ALLEN, TX

  Remarks in House
      Texas: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H7875 
        [14SE]




ALLEN, WILLIAM

  Remarks in Senate
      Montville, CT: Citizen of the Year award recipient, S7814 [30JN]




ALLENDALE, MI

  Remarks in Senate
      Grand Valley State University: tribute to football team, S13652 
        [15DE]




ALLENTOWN, PA

  Bills and resolutions
      Mayor Joseph S. Daddona Memorial Post Office: designate (see 
        H.R. 2490), H3693 [19MY]
  Remarks in House
      Mayor Joseph S. Daddona Memorial Post Office: designate (H.R. 
        2490), H5195, H5196 [27JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Mayor Joseph S. Daddona Memorial Post Office: designate (H.R. 
        2490), S12551 [8NO]
  Texts of
      H.R. 2490, Mayor Joseph S. Daddona Memorial Post Office, 
        Allentown, PA, H5195 [27JN]




ALLENTOWN (PA) MORNING CALL

  Articles and editorials
      War on Terrorism--Critics of USA Patriot Act ``Compromise'' 
        Deserve Further Hearing in Congress, S13466 [13DE]




ALLIANCE FOR ENERGY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

  Letters
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration, S14096 
        [20DE]




ALLIANCE FOR JUSTICE

  Letters
      Exempt class actions involving civil rights or certain labor 
        laws from amendments to court procedures to move certain class 
        action cases from State to Federal courts: several civil 
        rights and labor organizations, H649 [16FE]




ALLIANCE FOR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

  Lists
      Congressional Conference on Civic Education delegates, S10368-
        S10370 [22SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Congressional Conference on Civic Education: convene, S10367 
        [22SE]




ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY

  Remarks in House
      Texas: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport recipient of 
        Alliance to Save Energy Star of Energy Efficieny Award, E2127 
        [19OC]




al-LIBBI, ABU FARRAJ

  Remarks in House
      Pakistan: arrest, H2982 [5MY]




ALLIED HEALTH REINVESTMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 473), S1794 [28FE]
  Lists
      Organizations supporting S. 473, provisions, S1806 [28FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 473), S1805 [28FE]
  Texts of
      S. 473, provisions, S1807-S1810 [28FE]




ALLSUP, DAN

  Articles and editorials
      We Deliver the Goods, E1833 [13SE]




ALMA, KS

  Remarks in House
      Alma Creamery, Inc.: tribute to revitalization, E1760 [6SE]




ALMA CREAMERY, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Revitalization: tribute, E1760 [6SE]




ALMADA, MARUAN

  Remarks in House
      Learn and Serve America (organization): Presidential Freedom 
        Scholarship recipients, E1966 [28SE]




al-MANAR (satellite television station)

  Letters
      Placement of al-Manar (satellite television station) on the 
        Dept. of the Treasury Specially Designated Global Terrorist 
        list: several Senators, S11652 [20OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Dept. of the Treasury: placement of al-Manar (satellite 
        television station) on the Specially Designated Global 
        Terrorist list, S11652 [20OC]




ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, RICARDO

  Articles and editorials
      Insurance Options Has Workers Pay More, E1155 [8JN]




ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S10718 [29SE]




ALPINE, TN

  Remarks in House
      Grace Baptist Church: anniversary, E1037 [20MY]




al-QAEDA (terrorist organization)

  Articles and editorials
      CNN Anchor Gets Iraq and al Qaeda Wrong. But Will the Network 
        Issue a Correction?, H5521 [30JN]
  Bills and resolutions
      Terrorism: detain U.S. citizens or residents that are members 
        of, or cooperated with al-Qaeda in terrorist acts against the 
        U.S. (see H.R. 1076), H981 [3MR]
  Letters
      Request for intelligence documents relative to the relationship 
        between Iraq and al-Qaeda: Porter J. Goss, Director of Central 
        Intelligence, S4068 [21AP]
      ------Senator Levin, Committee on Armed Services (Senate), 
        S4067, S4068 [21AP]
      ------Stanley M. Moskowitz, CIA, S4068 [21AP]
  Remarks in House
      Terrorism: detain U.S. citizens or residents that are members of 
        or cooperated with al-Qaeda in terrorist acts against the U.S. 
        (H.R. 1076), E351 [3MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Foreign policy: assess status of the war on terrorism, S11604-
        S11606 [20OC], S12463-S12468 [8NO], S12556-S12560 [9NO]




ALS ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      ALS Awareness Month: observance, E871 [4MY]




ALS REGISTRY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1353), S7820 [30JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1353), S7836 [30JN]
  Texts of
      S. 1353, provisions, S7836 [30JN]




ALSEN, ND

  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S6815 [20JN]




ALSIP, GERALD

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2171 [25OC]




ALSUP, CHARLES W.

  Privilege of the floor
      Senate, S8584 [20JY]




ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.

  Remarks in Senate
      Technology: nanosensor development for chemical and radiological 
        warfare agents funding, S7795 [30JN]




ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL

  Bills and resolutions
      Arthur Stacey Mastrapa Post Office Building: designate (see S. 
        892), S4151 [22AP] (see H.R. 324), H194 [25JA]
  Remarks in House
      Arthur Stacey Mastrapa Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 
        324), H596, H597 [15FE], E251 [16FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Arthur Stacey Mastrapa Post Office Building: designate (H.R. 
        324), S7551 [29JN]
      ------designate (S. 892), S7551 [29JN]
  Texts of
      H.R. 324, Arthur Stacey Mastrapa Post Office Building, Altamonte 
        Springs, FL, H596 [15FE]




ALTARUM INSTITUTE

  Letters
      Health Information Technology Act, S6413 [13JN]




ALTER, JONATHAN

  Articles and editorials
      Tom DeLay's House of Shame, H8729 [6OC]




ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENHANCEMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 736), S3278 [6AP] (see H.R. 1596), H1968 [13AP]




ALTICOR INC.

  Remarks in House
      Dept. of Defense: Sec. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award 
        recipient, E2237 [1NO]




ALTO, TX

  Remarks in House
      Alto High School: tribute to girls' track team, E1127 [26MY]




ALTON, IL

  Remarks in House
      Metzler, Mike: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Illinois 
        Pastor Paul-Gerhard Braune Award recipient, E2420 [18NO]




ALTOONA, PA

  Remarks in House
      DelGrosso, Paula: Blair County Advisory Council to the 
        Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission John Riley Human 
        Relations Award recipient, E2093 [17OC]
      Harris, Martha: Alexander Hamilton Friends Association 
        Citizenship Achievement Award recipient, E1406 [30JN]
      Padilla, Miguel: murder case involving illegal alien, H7650 
        [6SE]
      Ruggery, Donald, Sr.: St. Francis University Small Business 
        Development Center Small Business Person of the Year award 
        recipient, E1369 [27JN]
      Truesdale, Matthew: Alexander Hamilton Friends Association 
        Citizenship Achievement Award recipient, E1422 [1JY]
      Wilson, Alyssa: Alexander Hamilton Friends Association 
        Citizenship Achievement Award recipient, E1388 [28JN]




ALTUS, AR

  Remarks in House
      Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc.: anniversary, H4900 [22JN]




ALU LIKE, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E1080 [24MY]




ALVARADO, BLANCA

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1988 [29SE]




ALVAREZ, BARRY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2494 [8DE]




ALVAREZ, ELISA

  Letters
      Relief of Maria Del Refugio Plascencia and Alfredo Plascencia-
        Lopez, S5230 [16MY]




ALVATON, KY

  Remarks in Senate
      Jeffers, Ashley: Girls, Inc., National Scholars Program award 
        recipient, S11124 [5OC]




ALWOOD, JENNIFER

  Privilege of the floor
      Senate, S13039 [16NO]




AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION

  Letters
      Transit in Parks (TRIP) Act, S4156 [22AP]




AMANN, CHRISTINE L.

  Letters
      Relief of Esidronio Arreola-Saucedo and family, S310 [24JA]




AMATO, JAMES

  Proclamations
      Tribute: Representative Ney, E1663 [29JY]




AMATO, LOUISE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E49 [20JA]




AMBER RESPONSE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 133), S145 [24JA]
  Texts of
      S. 133, provisions, S348 [24JA]




AMBROSE, KERRY

  Articles and editorials
      Serving Peace Corps Means Making a Difference, E957 [13MY]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E957 [13MY]




AMENIA, ND

  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S6650 [15JN]




AMERASIAN NATURALIZATION ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 2687), E1119 [26MY]




AMEREN CORP.

  Remarks in Senate
      Callaway, MO: tribute to successful work outage at Callaway 
        Nuclear Plant, S13775 [16DE]




AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

  Bills and resolutions
      Goal and mission: support (see H. Con. Res. 289), H9555 [2NO]




AMERICA WALKS (organization)

  Letters
      Improve safety of nonmotorized transportation, including bicycle 
        and pedestrian safety, S4925 [11MY]




AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY

  Letters
      Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act, S5439 [18MY]




AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS

  Letters
      Health Information Technology Act, S6411 [13JN]




AMERICAN ACADEMY OF HIV MEDICINE

  Letters
      Early Treatment for HIV Act, S1120 [8FE]




AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

  Bills and resolutions
      Anniversary (see S. Res. 204), S8665 [21JY] (see H. Res. 452), 
        H8162 [20SE]
  Letters
      Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, S1478 [16FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary (S. Res. 204), S10150 [15SE]
  Resolutions by organizations
      Violence in video games and interactive media, S13790 [16DE]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 204, anniversary, S8683 [21JY], S10150 [15SE]




AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.

  Bills and resolutions
      Terrorism: tribute to flight crew members lost during attacks 
        against the U.S. (see H. Con. Res. 55), H584 [10FE]
  Remarks in House
      Reid, Richard C.: sentencing for attempted bombing of American 
        Airlines Flight 63, H5778 [13JY], H6315 [21JY]
  Statements
      Strategic Gasoline and Fuel Reserve Act, S10781 [30SE]
  Transcripts
      Ruling by Judge William Young, U.S. District Court--Sentencing 
        of Shoe Bomber Richard C. Reid, H5779 [13JY]




AMERICAN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Paco, John: American Ambulance Association Star of Life award 
        recipient, E865 [4MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Star of Life Award: recipients, S6653 [15JN]




AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES FOR YAD VASHEM

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2415 [18NO]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY

  Letters
      Clinical Social Work Medicare Equity Act, S6043 [26MY]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF HOMES AND SERVICES FOR THE AGING

  Letters
      Meeting the Housing and Service Needs of Seniors Act, S3210 
        [5AP], S13258 [17NO]
      Prohibit faith-based and nonprofit groups from receiving certain 
        affordable housing funding if they engage in voter 
        registration or get-out-the-vote activities, H9193 [26OC]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES

  Letters
      Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government (OPEN 
        Government) Act, S1522 [16FE]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATORS

  Letters
      Improve security for driver's licenses and identity documents, 
        H450, H465 [9FE]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS

  Remarks in House
      Louisville, KY: tribute to Louisville Zoological Gardens for 
        American Association of Museums accreditation, E319 [1MR]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS TEACHERS

  Remarks in House
      U.S. Physics Olympiad Team: tribute, E1013 [19MY]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS  see AARP (organization)




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

  Remarks in House
      Balmert, Stephen C.: Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship 
        recipient, E1596 [25JY]
      Dawning, Paula: American Association of School Administrators 
        Superintendent of the Year Award recipient for Michigan, E2372 
        [16NO]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SERVICE COORDINATORS

  Letters
      Meeting the Housing and Service Needs of Seniors Act, S3210 
        [5AP], S13258 [17NO]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS

  Letters
      Repeal certain highway stormwater discharge mitigation program 
        requirements, S4455 [28AP]
      Retain current State levels of authority over matters relative 
        to preservation, historic, scenic natural environment and 
        community values, S4466 [28AP]
      Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for Users, S5261 [17MY]
  Press releases
      AASHTO, Environmental Defense Oppose Tolling Measure That Lacks 
        Flexibility: Reason Foundation, H1197 [9MR]




AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

  Remarks in House
      Pennsylvania: anniversary of Beaver Valley branch, E313 [1MR]
      Petaluma, CA: tribute to branch, E634 [13AP]




AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Constantino, Deanna: American Automobile Association National 
        School Safety Patroller of the Year award recipient, S4253 
        [26AP]
      School Safety Patrol Lifesaving Medal Award: tribute to 
        recipients, S4253 [26AP]




AMERICAN BANKER (publication)

  Articles and editorials
      Basel II Plan Is A Crisis In The Making, E524 [5AP]




AMERICAN BAPTIST COLLEGE

  Remarks in House
      Nashville, TN: tribute to historically Black colleges and 
        universities, E292 [18FE]




AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

  Articles and editorials
      Appeals Nominee Gets Low Grade; ABA Cites Licensing Lapses in 
        Granting `Qualified' Rating, S6430 [14JN]
      Court Nominee Gave False Data, Text Shows; Law License Was 
        Suspended Despite Early Denial, S6429 [14JN]
  Letters
      Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) 
        Act, H6979 [28JY]
      Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, H9287 [27OC]
      Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, S9072 [27JY], S9224 
        [28JY], H9001 [20OC]
      Secure Access to Justice and Court Protection Act, H10094 [9NO]
  Remarks in House
      Howard University: tribute to School of Law mock trial team, 
        E800 [27AP]
  Statements
      Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, H1983 
        [14AP]




AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION

  Amendments
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations for military construction, quality of 
        life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), S10351, 
        S10353, S10354, S10355, S10356, S10357, S10384, S10385, 
        S10386, S10391 [22SE], H4074 [25MY], H4096, H4100, H4102, 
        H4105, H4109, H4110 [26MY]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), 
        consideration (H. Res. 298), H4084 [26MY]
  Appointments
      Conferees: H.R. 2528, Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and 
        related agencies appropriations for military construction, 
        quality of life functions, and veterans' services, H9568 [3NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations for military construction, quality of 
        life functions, and veterans' services (see H.R. 2528), H3768 
        [23MY]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), 
        consideration (see H. Res. 298), H4072 [25MY]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), 
        consideration of conference report (see H. Res. 564), H10908 
        [17NO]
      Louisiana: establish a memorial to the Buffalo Soldiers (see S. 
        205), S647 [31JA]
      National cemeteries: authorize placement of memorial markers to 
        commemorate servicemembers or other persons whose remains are 
        interred in an American Battle Monuments Commission cemetery 
        (see H.R. 2188), H3054 [5MY]
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial: study eligibility requirements for 
        inclusion of veterans' names and alternative means to honor 
        ineligible veterans (see H.R. 156), H76 [4JA]
  Conference reports
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 
        Appropriations for Military Construction, Quality of Life 
        Functions, and Veterans' Services (H.R. 2528), H10749-H10786 
        [17NO]
  Motions
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations for military construction, quality of 
        life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), H4113 
        [26MY], H9562 [3NO]
  Remarks in House
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        consider effect of certain regulatory requirements on 
        competitiveness of U.S. business, H4110 [26MY]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), H3771 
        [24MY], H4085-H4114 [26MY], H9562 [3NO]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), 
        conference report, H10915-H10925 [18NO], E2403 [18NO], E2487 
        [8DE]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), 
        consideration (H. Res. 298), H4078-H4084 [26MY]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), 
        consideration of conference report (H. Res. 564), H10912, 
        H10913 [18NO]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), motion 
        to instruct conferees, H9562-H9566 [3NO]
      Louisiana: establish a memorial to the Buffalo Soldiers (S. 
        205), H12215 [18DE]
      National cemeteries: authorize placement of memorial markers to 
        commemorate servicemembers or other persons whose remains are 
        interred in an American Battle Monuments Commission cemetery 
        (H.R. 2188), E898 [5MY]
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial: study eligibility requirements for 
        inclusion of veterans' names and alternative means to honor 
        ineligible veterans (H.R. 156), E27 [4JA]
  Remarks in Senate
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations for military construction, quality of 
        life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), S10335-
        S10349, S10351-S10360, S10391 [22SE], S10421 [26SE]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), 
        conference report, S13300-S13302, S13329 [18NO], S14294 [21DE]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), 
        conference report--unanimous-consent agreement, S13300 [18NO]
      ------making appropriations for military construction, quality 
        of life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), 
        unanimous-consent agreement, S10332 [22SE]
      Louisiana: establish a memorial to the Buffalo Soldiers (S. 
        205), S652 [31JA], S9028 [26JY]
  Reports filed
      Buffalo Soldiers Commemoration Act: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 205) (S. Rept. 109-24), S2383 
        [9MR]
      Consideration of Conference Report on H.R. 2528, Depts. of 
        Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
        for Construction, Quality of Life, and Veterans: Committee on 
        Rules (House) (H. Res. 564) (H. Rept. 109-308), H10908 [17NO]
      Consideration of H.R. 2528, Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, 
        and Related Agencies Appropriations for Military Construction, 
        Quality of Life Functions, and Veterans' Services: Committee 
        on Rules (House) (H. Res. 298) (H. Rept. 109-97), H4072 [25MY]
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 
        Appropriations for Military Construction, Quality of Life 
        Functions, and Veterans' Services: Committee of Conference 
        (H.R. 2528) (H. Rept. 109-305), H10908 [17NO]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (House) (H.R. 2528) (H. Rept. 
        109-95), H3767 [23MY]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (H.R. 2528), S8664 
        [21JY]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: 
        making appropriations for military construction, quality of 
        life functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), H4106 
        [26MY]
  Tables
      Committee on the Budget (Senate) scoring of H.R. 2528, Depts. of 
        Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies, S10421 [26SE]
      Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
        appropriations for military construction, quality of life 
        functions, and veterans' services (H.R. 2528), H4086-H4089 
        [26MY], H10915-H10920 [18NO]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 298, consideration of H.R. 2528, Depts. of Defense, 
        Veterans Affairs, and related agencies appropriations for 
        military construction, quality of life functions, and 
        veterans' services, H4078 [26MY]
      H. Res. 564, consideration of conference report on H.R. 2528, 
        Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
        appropriations for military construction, quality of life 
        functions, and veterans' services, H10912 [18NO]
      H.R. 2528, Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related 
        agencies, military construction, quality of life functions, 
        and veterans' services appropriations, S10335-S10346 [22SE], 
        S10453-S10459 [26SE]
      S. 205, Buffalo Soldiers Commemoration Act, S653 [31JA], S9028 
        [26JY], H12215 [18DE]




AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Dept. of the Interior: establish battlefield acquisition grant 
        program to acquire and protect nationally significant 
        battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and 
        the War of 1812 (see H.R. 763), H582 [10FE]
  Remarks in House
      Dept. of the Interior: establish battlefield acquisition grant 
        program to acquire and protect nationally significant 
        battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and 
        the War of 1812 (H.R. 763), E222 [10FE]




AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S11298 [7OC]




AMERICAN BEVERAGE LICENSEES (organization)

  Remarks in Senate
      Advertising: campaign designed to stop charitable donations by 
        General Motors Corp. to Mothers Against Drunk Driving 
        (organization), S2232-S2234 [8MR]




AMERICAN BURN ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Burn Awareness Week: observance, E297 [18FE]




AMERICAN CANCER FUND FOR CHILDREN, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2281 [7NO]




AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

  Letters
      Deficit Reduction Act Medicaid provisions, S14157 [20DE]
  Proclamations
      Tribute to Curt and Judy Wiggins: Representative Ney, E2123 
        [19OC]
  Remarks in House
      Arnold, Hersha: American Cancer Society Jerry Maldavir Award 
        recipient, E1839 [14SE]
      Great American Smokeout: observance, E2374 [16NO], E2387 [17NO]
      Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: tribute to event, E781 
        [27AP]
      Relay for Life: tribute, E796 [27AP]
      Watauga County, NC: tribute to Relay for Life Program, H9441 
        [1NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Great American Smokeout: observance, S13153 [17NO]




AMERICAN CANYON, CA

  Remarks in House
      Rippey, Mike: Sierra Club Earl Thollander Award recipient, E730 
        [21AP]




AMERICAN CENTER FOR CURES ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 2104), S13570 [14DE]
  Explanations
      Provisions (S. 2104), S13579 [14DE]
  Quotations
      Support for S. 2104, provisions, S13590 [14DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 2104), S13578 [14DE]
  Summaries
      Provisions (S. 2104), S13579, S13580-S13583 [14DE]
  Texts of
      S. 2104, provisions, S13583-S13589 [14DE]




AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL

  Remarks in House
      EPA: study of effects of pesticides on small children in Duval 
        County, FL, H1827 [6AP]




AMERICAN CITIES BUSINESS JOURNAL

  Remarks in House
      Bozeman, MT: American Cities Business Journal best small-
        business market designee, H292 [2FE]




AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

  Letters
      Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act, H3129 [11MY]
      Head Start Program hiring protections for faith-based 
        organizations, H8276 [22SE]
      Job Training Improvement Act, E364 [3MR]
      Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government (OPEN 
        Government) Act, S1522 [16FE]
      Secure Access to Justice and Court Protection Act, H10094 [9NO]
  Remarks in House
      Robinson, Michael: ACLU of Sonoma County, CA, Jack Green Civil 
        Liberties Award recipient, E632 [13AP]




AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

  Letters
      Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Care Act, S9513 [29JY]




AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL OPENNESS NOW (ACTION) 
    ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 455), S1623 [17FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 455), S1673-S1676 [17FE]
  Texts of
      S. 455, provisions, S1673-S1675 [17FE]




AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Brown, Devon: American Correctional Association Best in the 
        Business Award recipient, E1733 [29JY]




AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY INTERNATIONAL ACTION

  Letters
      Humanitarian Assistance Code of Conduct Act, H856 [2MR]




AMERICAN COUNCIL OF EDUCATION

  Letters
      Deficit Reduction Act, S14082 [20DE]




AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR CO.

  Letters
      Dominican Republic-Central America-U.S. Free Trade Agreement 
        (DR-CAFTA) impact on sugar program, S7751 [30JN]




AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Roanoke, VA: American Culinary Federation Southeastern regional 
        conference, S2480 [10MR]




AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid establishment, S1211 [9FE]
  Remarks in House
      Give Kids a Smile! National Children's Dental Access Day: 
        observance, E237 [15FE]




AMERICAN ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Engibous, Tom: American Electronics Association Medal of 
        Achievement Award recipient, E1821 [13SE]




AMERICAN FALLS RESERVOIR DISTRICT NUMBER 2 CONVEYANCE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 2129), S13786 [16DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 2129), S13793 [16DE]
  Texts of
      S. 2129, provisions, S13794 [16DE]




AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION

  Letters
      Streamline H-2A worker program and create blue card program for 
        temporary agricultural guest workers, S3769 [18AP]




AMERICAN FARMLAND TRUST (organization)

  Remarks in House
      Sinton, Steve: American Farmland Trust (organization) Steward of 
        the Land Award recipient, E983 [16MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Sinton, Steve: American Farmland Trust (organization) Steward of 
        the Land Award recipient, S5435 [18MY]




AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

  Letters
      Federal Employee Commuter Benefits Act, S5107 [12MY]
  Resolutions by organizations
      Federal Employee Commuter Benefits Act, S5107 [12MY]




AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

  Letters
      Head Start Program hiring protections for faith-based 
        organizations, H8274 [22SE]
      Job Training Improvement Act, E361 [3MR]
      Occupational safety and health legislation, H5681 [12JY]
  Statements
      Medical Malpractice--Is MAG Mutual Gouging Its Doctors?, H6980 
        [28JY]




AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

  Bills and resolutions
      Feldman, Sandra: tribute (see S. Res. 256), S10594 [28SE]
  Remarks in House
      Regan, Donna: Creative Coalition and American Federation of 
        Teachers Spotlight Award for Teaching Excellence recipient, 
        E1418 [1JY]
      Riccobono, Carl: Creative Coalition and American Federation of 
        Teachers Spotlight Award for Teaching Excellence recipient, 
        E1648 [27JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Feldman, Sandra: tribute (S. Res. 256), S10622 [28SE]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 256, tribute to Sandra Feldman, S10602, S10623 [28SE]
  Tributes
      Feldman, Sandra, S10168 [19SE], S10292 [21SE]




AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION

  Articles and editorials
      Foreign Service Agency Wrongly Withdraws Award From Amb. Evans, 
        E1235 [15JN]
      Rescinding of ``Dissent'' Award Triggers International Uproar, 
        E1234 [15JN]
  Remarks in House
      Evans, John: American Foreign Service Association withdrawal of 
        Christian A. Heter Award for Constructive Dissent, H4373 
        [13JN], H4491 [15JN], E1234 [15JN]




AMERICAN FORUM FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E748 [22AP]




AMERICAN GAMING ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Hurricanes: tribute to gaming industry for efforts to provide 
        relief for gaming employees in States impacted by Hurricane 
        Katrina, H7872 [14SE]




AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration, S14096, 
        S14129 [20DE]




AMERICAN GOLD STAR MOTHERS, INC.

  Bills and resolutions
      Gold Star Mothers Day: support goals and ideals (see S.J. Res. 
        23), S9877 [9SE] (see S. Res. 250), S10378 [22SE] (see H.J. 
        Res. 61), H6204 [20JY]
  Remarks in House
      Gold Star Mothers Day: observance, H8326 [22SE], E1927 [22SE]
      ------support goals and ideals (H.J. Res. 61), H8107 [20SE], 
        H8180-H8182 [21SE], E1950, E1952 [27SE], E1972 [28SE], E1997 
        [29SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Gold Star Mothers Day: support goals and ideals (S. Res. 250), 
        S10391 [22SE]
  Texts of
      H.J. Res. 61, support goals and ideals of Gold Star Mothers Day, 
        H8180 [21SE]
      S. Res. 250, support goals and ideals of Gold Star Mothers Day, 
        S10383, S10391 [22SE]




AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid establishment, S1208 [9FE]
      Health Information Technology Act, S6412 [13JN]




AMERICAN HEALTH SECURITY ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1200), H11871 [15DE]




AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Dept. of Agriculture Team Nutrition program funding to support 
        nutrition education and promote physical activities in 
        schools, S10281 [21SE]
  Remarks in House
      Alachua County, FL: American Heart Association donation of 
        defibrillators to schools, E712 [21AP]
      Diseases: increase awareness and education about Kawasaki 
        Disease, E883 [5MY]
      Giannetta, Michelle: American Heart Association Champion of 
        Hearts Award recipient, E235 [15FE]
      Go Red for Women Campaign: tribute, E200 [9FE]
      Health: national policy to promote heart health, E185 [8FE]
      ------national policy to promote women's heart health, E804 
        [27AP]
      Winchester, Catherine: American Heart Association Giving Heart 
        Award recipient, E232 [15FE]




AMERICAN HISTORY ACHIEVEMENT ACT

  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 860), S6812 [20JN]




AMERICAN HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH

  Remarks in House
      Observance, H4193 [8JN]




AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid establishment, S1211 [9FE]
      Dept. of HHS telehealth programs funding, S11908 [26OC]
      Medicaid Formula Fairness Act, S4957 [11MY]
  Remarks in House
      Henry Ford Health System: American Hospital Association Foster 
        G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service award 
        recipient, E905 [5MY]




AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Head Start Program hiring protections for faith-based 
        organizations, H8278 [22SE]
      Job Training Improvement Act, E359 [3MR]




AMERICAN INDIAN ELDERLY AND DISABLED ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1239), S6481 [14JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1239), S6488 [14JN], S7608 [29JN]
  Texts of
      S. 1239, provisions, S6488 [14JN]




AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATION TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 690), S3147 [4AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 690), S3151 [4AP]
  Texts of
      S. 690, provisions, S3151 [4AP]




AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

  Remarks in House
      Biasotto, Virginia L.: American Institute for Public Service 
        Jefferson Award nominee, E468 [17MR]
      Brandt, Robert: American Institute for Public Service Jefferson 
        Award nominee, E466 [17MR]
      Christy, Mary R.: American Institute for Public Service 
        Jefferson Award recipient, E2207 [28OC]
      Crouse, Jennifer: American Institute for Public Service 
        Jefferson Award nominee, E463 [17MR]
      Hope-Milton, Audrey: American Institute for Public Service 
        Jefferson Award nominee, E462 [17MR]
      O'Neill, Albert, Jr.: American Institute for Public Service 
        Jefferson Award nominee, E461 [17MR]
      Schwartz, William: American Institute for Public Service 
        Jefferson Award recipient, E628 [12AP]
      Teglia, Albert: American Institute for Public Service Jefferson 
        Award recipient, E1935 [22SE]
      Velasquez, Irma: American Institute for Public Service Thomas 
        Jefferson Award for Public Service recipient, E1389 [28JN]




AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE

  Remarks in House
      Cooke, Vincent M.: American Institute of Architecture Friends of 
        Architecture Award recipient, E2372 [16NO]
      North Tonawanda, NY: American Institute of Architecture Friends 
        of Architecture Award recipient, E2376 [16NO]




AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS

  Remarks in House
      Journal of Accountancy: anniversary, E861 [4MY], E895 [5MY]




AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS

  Remarks in House
      U.S. Physics Olympiad Team: tribute, E1013 [19MY]




AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  Addresses
      U.S. Policy on Israel: Condoleezza Rice, Sec. of State, E1075 
        [24MY]




AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE

  Letters
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA), H6914 [27JY]
      Head Start Program hiring protections for faith-based 
        organizations, H8275 [22SE]
      Job Training Improvement Act, E359 [3MR]
  Remarks in House
      Canton, Micki: American Jewish Committee Judge Learned Hand 
        Award recipient, E2370 [16NO]
      Ramer, Bruce M.: American Jewish Committee Learned Hand Award 
        recipient, E322 [1MR]
      Stern, Saul: Project Interchange (organization) Am Yisrael Chai 
        Award recipient, E541 [5AP]




AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS

  Addresses
      Introduction of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf: Jack Rosen, 
        E1949 [27SE]




AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY MONTH

  Bills and resolutions
      Observance (see S. Con. Res. 73), S13787 [16DE] (see H. Con. 
        Res. 315), H11654 [14DE]
  Remarks in House
      Observance (H. Con. Res. 315), H11600-H11602, H11604 [14DE], 
        E2552 [15DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Observance (S. Con. Res. 73), S13857 [16DE]
  Texts of
      H. Con. Res. 315, observance, H11600 [14DE]
      S. Con. Res. 73, observance, S13857 [16DE]




AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Taxation: allow the deductibility of manufacturing income 
        attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico 
        (see S. 1816), S10972 [4OC] (see H.R. 2181), H3054 [5MY]
      ------allow the deductibility of manufacturing income 
        attributable to domestic production activities in any U.S. 
        possession (see S. 1818), S10972 [4OC]
      ------make permanent the increase in expensing of certain 
        depreciable business assets (see H.R. 1388), H1692 [17MR]
  Remarks in House
      Taxation: allow the deductibility of manufacturing income 
        attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico, 
        E2490 [8DE]
      ------make permanent the increase in expensing of certain 
        depreciable business assets (H.R. 1388), E507 [17MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Taxation: allow the deductibility of manufacturing income 
        attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico 
        (S. 1816), S10975 [4OC], S13152 [17NO]
      ------allow the deductibility of manufacturing income 
        attributable to domestic production activities in any U.S. 
        possession (S. 1818), S10976 [4OC]




AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS

  Factsheets
      Will Lower Drug Prices Jeopardize Drug Research?, H5523-H5525 
        [30JN]




AMERICAN LEAGUE OF LOBBYISTS

  Proclamations
      Tribute to Capitol PurSuit Drive: Representative McKeon, E2002 
        [29SE]
  Remarks in House
      House of Representatives: congressional basketball game against 
        American League of Lobbyists, H7927 [14SE]




AMERICAN LEGACY FOUNDATION

  Remarks in House
      EPA: Children's Environmental Health Excellence Award recipient, 
        E735 [22AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      EPA: Children's Environmental Health Excellence Award recipient, 
        S4150 [22AP]




AMERICAN LEGION

  Bills and resolutions
      Pahrump, NV: convey certain land to the Edward H. McDaniel 
        American Legion Post No. 22 for construction of a post 
        building and memorial park (see S. 253), S739 [1FE]
  Letters
      Dept. of Defense appropriations, S14127 [20DE]
      Gulf War Illness research funding, H4744 [20JN]
      Increase death gratuity and other survivors' benefits for Armed 
        Forces members, S550 [26JA]
      Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Centers 
        establishment in the Veterans Health Administration, E1311 
        [22JN]
      Veterans health care funding, S3463 [12AP], H1645, H1662 [17MR]
  Press releases
      Legion Leader Says Proposed Budget Reaches Deep Into Veterans' 
        Pockets, E184 [8FE]
  Proclamations
      Tribute to William Balser: Representative Ney, E1945 [26SE], 
        E2011 [6OC]
  Remarks in House
      Georgetown, KY: tribute to Scott County American Legion Post 24, 
        E1108 [26MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Aurora, SD: tribute to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 230, S5435 
        [18MY]
      Brookings, SD: tribute to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 74, 
        S5435 [18MY]
      Humboldt, SD: tribute to American Legion Auxiliary Post 62, 
        S12235 [2NO]
      Nassie, Samuel: American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year award 
        recipient, S7425 [27JN]
      Pahrump, NV: convey certain land to the Edward H. McDaniel 
        American Legion Post No. 22 for construction of a post 
        building and memorial park (S. 253), S767 [1FE], S9039 [26JY]
  Reports filed
      Edward H. McDaniel American Legion Post No. 22 Land Conveyance 
        Act: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 
        253) (S. Rept. 109-39), S2644 [14MR]
  Texts of
      S. 253, Edward H. McDaniel American Legion Post No. 22 Land 
        Conveyance Act, S767 [1FE], S9039, S9040 [26JY]




AMERICAN LEGION (publication)

  Articles and editorials
      We Deliver the Goods, E1833 [13SE]




AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Federal access to library, bookseller, and other personal 
        records for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence 
        purposes, S6081 [6JN]
  Remarks in House
      Schmidt, Gary: American Library Association Newbery Honor Book 
        and Michael L. Printz Honor Book designee, E125 [1FE]




AMERICAN MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 4217), E2261 [3NO]




AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Preserving Patient Access to Physicians Act, S5538 [19MY]
  Remarks in House
      Texas: removal from list of States in medical liability crisis, 
        H3268 [16MY]




AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E121 [1FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S878 [2FE]




AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Review studies on human testing of pesticides before issuing EPA 
        final rule, S7557 [29JN]




AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE OF SAN JOSE

  Remarks in House
      Black, Kelly: American Musical Theatre of San Jose High School 
        Music Theatre HONORS Best Female Performer award recipient, 
        E1157 [8JN]
      Jernigan, Tommy: American Musical Theatre of San Jose High 
        School Music Theatre HONORS Best Student Lighting Design award 
        recipient, E1158 [8JN]
      Live Oak, CA: Live Oak High School orchestra recipient of 
        American Musical Theatre of San Jose High School Music Theatre 
        HONORS Best Student Orchestra award, E1161 [8JN]
      Wadhwani, Alok: American Musical Theatre of San Jose High School 
        Music Theatre HONORS Best Student Scenic Design award 
        recipient, E1155 [8JN]




AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS TAKING THE INITIATIVE--GUARDING AGAINST 
    NEIGHBORHOOD GANGS (ANTI-GANG) ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 1322), S7520 [28JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 1322), S7526-S7530 [28JN]
  Summaries
      Provisions (S. 1322), S7527 [28JN]




AMERICAN NETWORK OF COMMUNITY OPTIONS AND RESOURCES

  Letters
      Improving Long-Term Care Choices Act, S9522 [29JY]




AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION

  Bills and resolutions
      National Nurses Week: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        245), H2648 [27AP]
  Remarks in House
      National Nurses Week: support goals and ideals (H. Res. 245), 
        E936 [11MY], E967 [13MY]




AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION, INC.

  Remarks in House
      National School Backpack Awareness Day: observance, E1897 [20SE]
      Occupational Therapy Month: observance, E894 [5MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      National School Backpack Awareness Day: observance, S9927 [12SE]




AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Community and Rural Medical Residency Preservation Act, S13377 
        [18NO]
      Preserving Patient Access to Physicians Act, S5539 [19MY]
      Require manufacturers of dietary supplements to submit reports 
        on certain serious adverse events before allowing sale on 
        military installations, S8637 [21JY]




AMERICAN PAYROLL ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in Senate
      National Payroll Week: observance, S11301 [7OC]




AMERICAN PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in Senate
      University of Kentucky: College of Pharmacy recipient of 
        American Pharmacists Association Pinnacle Award, S6469 [14JN]




AMERICAN PROSECUTORS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

  Bills and resolutions
      Appropriations: authorize funding for National Center for 
        Prosecution of Child Abuse and National Child Protection 
        Training Center (see S. 885), S4108 [21AP]




AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid establishment, S1211 [9FE]
      Medicare Mental Health Copayment Equity Act, S6051 [26MY]




AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

  Reports
      Violence in Video Games--A Review of the Empirical Literature, 
        E2094-E2096 [17OC]




AMERICAN PUBLIC HUMAN SERVICES ASSOCIATION

  Statements
      Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Extension to Enrollees of Managed 
        Care Organizations, S9508 [29JY]




AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Federal Employee Commuter Benefits Act, S5108 [12MY]
      Transit in Parks (TRIP) Act, S4156 [22AP]
      Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for Users, S5264 [17MY]




AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      National Public Works Week: observance, E963 [13MY]




AMERICAN RED CROSS

  Articles and editorials
      Big Cut in Katrina's Hotel Bill--Program Evacuees Were 
        Miscounted, Red Cross Says, S11506 [19OC]
      Local Red Cross Chapter Signs Pact With Israel Society, E118 
        [1FE]
  Bills and resolutions
      National Preparedness Month: designate (see S. Res. 229), S9468 
        [29JY]
  Remarks in House
      Bend, OR: tribute to Red Cross Mountain River Chapter Real 
        Heroes honorees, E1130 [26MY]
      El Paso, TX: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts 
        to provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        H7621 [2SE]
      Flint, MI: tribute to Genesee-Lapeer, MI, chapter's Salute to 
        Everyday Heroes award recipients, E945 [11MY]
      Hurricanes: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, 
        H8146, H8148 [20SE]
      New York, NY: anniversary of chapter, E2155 [24OC]
      ------tribute to chapter agreement with Jerusalem Magen David 
        Adom (organization), E118 [1FE]
      Oklahoma: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, E1860 
        [15SE]
      South Carolina: tribute to citizens and organizations for 
        efforts to provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane 
        Katrina, E1898 [20SE]
      ------tribute to South Carolina Cares Initiative for relief 
        efforts for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, H7822 [13SE]
      Texas: tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina, E1857 
        [15SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Hurricanes: tribute for efforts to provide relief for States 
        impacted by Hurricane Katrina, S10332 [22SE]
      ------tribute to citizens and organizations for efforts to 
        provide relief for States impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and 
        Rita, S14027 [19DE]
      National Preparedness Month: designate (S. Res. 229), S9540 
        [29JY]
  Statements
      Humanitarian Assistance Code of Conduct Act, H857 [2MR]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 229, National Preparedness Month, S9539 [29JY]




AMERICAN REVOLUTION

  Bills and resolutions
      American Battlefield Protection Act: establish battlefield 
        acquisition grant program to acquire and protect nationally 
        significant battlefields and associated sites of the 
        Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (see H.R. 763), H582 
        [10FE]
      Billerica, MA: recognize as ``America's Yankee Doodle Town'' 
        (see H. Con. Res. 243), H7949 [14SE]
      Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area: 
        establish (see S. 825), S3817 [18AP] (see H.R. 87), H74 [4JA]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct study to determine the national 
        significance of the Colonel James Barrett Farm and the 
        suitability and feasibility of inclusion in the Minute Man 
        National Historical Park (see S. 2034), S13160 [17NO] (see 
        H.R. 394), H234 [26JA]
      ------study suitability and feasibility of designating Camp 
        Security in Springettsbury, PA, as a unit of the National Park 
        System (see H.R. 2722), H4141 [26MY]
      ------study suitability and feasibility of designating the site 
        of the Battle of Camden in South Carolina, as a unit of the 
        National Park System (see H.R. 3493), H6934 [27JY]
      ------study suitability and feasibility of establishing Southern 
        Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area in South Carolina 
        (see S. 1121), S5921 [25MY] (see H.R. 1289), H1416 [14MR]
      Historic buildings and sites: mint coins in commemoration of the 
        battlefields of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (see 
        H.R. 762), H582 [10FE]
      Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence: anniversary (see H. 
        Con. Res. 148), H3113 [10MY]
      Pulaski, Casimir: confer honorary citizenship (see S.J. Res. 
        22), S9285 [28JY] (see H.J. Res. 54), H4486 [14JN]
      von Steuben, Frederick W.A.: tribute (see S.J. Res. 17), S4257 
        [26AP] (see H.J. Res. 44), H2550 [26AP]
      ``Yankee Doodle'': recognize Richard Shuckburgh as primary 
        author and Rensselaer, NY, as official home (see H. Con. Res. 
        51), H523 [9FE]
  Remarks in House
      American Battlefield Protection Act: establish battlefield 
        acquisition grant program to acquire and protect nationally 
        significant battlefields and associated sites of the 
        Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (H.R. 763), E222 [10FE]
      Dept. of the Interior: conduct study to determine the national 
        significance of the Colonel James Barrett Farm and the 
        suitability and feasibility of inclusion in the Minute Man 
        National Historical Park (H.R. 394), H8118, H8119 [20SE]
      Historic buildings and sites: mint coins in commemoration of the 
        battlefields of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 
        (H.R. 762), E222 [10FE]
      Pulaski, Casimir: confer honorary citizenship (H.J. Res. 54), 
        E1481 [13JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area: 
        establish (S. 825), S3819 [18AP]
  Reports filed
      Dept. of the Interior Study To Determine Significance of Colonel 
        James Barrett Farm and Suitability and Feasibility of 
        Inclusion in Minute Man National Historical Park: Committee on 
        Resources (House) (H.R. 394) (H. Rept. 109-135), H4654 [16JN]
  Texts of
      H.R. 394, Dept. of the Interior study to determine the national 
        significance of the Colonel James Barrett Farm and the 
        suitability and feasibility of inclusion in the Minute Man 
        National Historical Park, H8118 [20SE]
      S. 825, Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage 
        Area Act, S3820 [18AP]
  Tributes
      Pulaski, Casimir, E2035 [6OC]




AMERICAN ROAD & TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Repeal certain highway stormwater discharge mitigation program 
        requirements, S4454 [28AP]
      Retain current State levels of authority over matters relative 
        to preservation, historic, scenic natural environment and 
        community values, S4466 [28AP]
      State enactment of anti-corruption laws restricting political 
        contributions intended to influence awarding of public 
        contracts, S4914 [11MY]
      Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for Users, S5260 [17MY]




AMERICAN SAMOA

  Bills and resolutions
      Capitol Building and Grounds: permit placement of statues 
        honoring a citizen of each U.S. territory in National Statuary 
        Hall (see H.R. 4070), H8918 [18OC]
      Dept. of Education: conduct a study of the dropout rate of 
        Native Americans and students who reside in American Samoa, 
        Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam (see H.R. 158), H76 [4JA]
      Dept. of the Treasury: establish a commemorative quarter dollar 
        coin program for the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, 
        American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin 
        Islands (see H.R. 3885), H8341 [22SE]
      Medicaid: remove cap on payments and adjust statutory matching 
        rate for certain territories (see H.R. 57), H73 [4JA]
      SBA: expand the HUBZone program to include Guam, Virgin Islands, 
        American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands (see H.R. 
        1148), H1023 [8MR]
      SSI: authorize extension to American Samoa (see H.R. 1051), H940 
        [2MR] (see H.R. 1187), H1263 [9MR]
      Taxation: extend possession tax credit for an additional period 
        to American Samoa (see H.R. 629), H410 [8FE]
      Territories: honor contributions of individuals from the 
        commonwealths, territories, and possessions of the U.S. by 
        including such contributions in the teaching of U.S. history 
        (see H. Con. Res. 3), H79 [4JA]
      ------remove restriction that amendments or modifications to the 
        constitution of American Samoa may be made only by an act of 
        Congress (see H.R. 4182), H9435 [31OC]
  Remarks in House
      Capitol Building and Grounds: permit placement of statues 
        honoring a citizen of each U.S. territory in National Statuary 
        Hall (H.R. 4070), E2120 [18OC]
      Dept. of State: revise geographic definition of U.S. to include 
        U.S. territories for purposes of reimbursing employees for 
        relocation and certain educational travel costs, H6068 [19JY]
      Medicaid: remove cap on payments and adjust statutory matching 
        rate for certain territories, H12275 [18DE]
      SBA: expand the HUBZone program to include Guam, Virgin Islands, 
        American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands (H.R. 1148), 
        E380 [8MR]
      Taxation: extend possession tax credit for an additional period 
        to American Samoa, H11244 [8DE]




AMERICAN SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in Senate
      National School Breakfast Week: observance, S2381 [9MR]




AMERICAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, INC.

  Letters
      Air cargo security improvement, H3461 [18MY]




AMERICAN SERVICEMEMBERS' PROTECTION ACT

  Remarks in Senate
      Foreign aid: clarify eligibility of certain countries for U.S. 
        military and educational assistance, S3261 [6AP]




AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

  Letters
      Collaborative Opportunities To Mobilize and Promote Education, 
        Technology, and Enterprise (COMPETE) Act, S5111 [12MY]




AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

  Letters
      Improve safety of nonmotorized transportation, including bicycle 
        and pedestrian safety, S4926 [11MY]




AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

  Bills and resolutions
      Anniversary (see S. Con. Res. 13), S1414 [15FE] (see H. Con. 
        Res. 46), H412 [8FE]
  Remarks in House
      Anniversary (S. Con. Res. 13), H852-H854 [2MR]
      Montgomery County, MD: Montgomery County Recycling Center 
        recipient of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Material 
        Recovery Facility of the Year Award, E1488 [14JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary (S. Con. Res. 13), S1435 [15FE]
  Texts of
      S. Con. Res. 13, anniversary, S1434, S1435 [15FE], H852 [2MR]




AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWSPAPER EDITORS

  Letters
      Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government (OPEN 
        Government) Act, S1523 [16FE]




AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS

  Letters
      Safety of silicone breast implants, E591 [7AP]




AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      National Security and Bioenergy Investment Act, S6311 [9JN]




AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION

  Letters
      Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act, S5438 [18MY]




AMERICAN SPIRIT FRAUD PREVENTION ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 3675), H9056, H9057 [25OC]
  Texts of
      H.R. 3675, provisions, H9056 [25OC]




AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in House
      American Stroke Month: observance, E1133 [26MY]




AMERICAN SUGAR ALLIANCE

  Press releases
      Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-
        CAFTA) Impact on Sugar Program, S7751 [30JN]




AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY

  Bills and resolutions
      Anniversary (see S. Res. 114), S4021 [20AP] (see H. Res. 89), 
        H587 [14FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S5919 [25MY]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 114, anniversary, S4036 [20AP]




AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E1244 [15JN]




AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S9439 [29JY]
  Statements
      American Veterinary Medical Association Convention: Henry E. 
        Childers, American Veterinary Medical Association, S9439 
        [29JY]




AMERICAN-OWNED PROPERTY IN OCCUPIED CYPRUS CLAIMS ACT

  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 857), H6314 [21JY]




AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW (organization)

  Letters
      Provide that Hamas and other terrorist organizations should not 
        participate in elections held by the Palestinian Authority, 
        H11640 [14DE]




AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM (organization)

  Letters
      Adjust status of certain foreign agricultural workers, reform H-
        2A worker program, and provide a stable and legal agricultural 
        workforce, S3809 [18AP]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration, S14096 
        [20DE]
      REAL ID Act, H470 [9FE]




AMERICANS OUTDOORS ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 964), S4547 [28AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 964), S4579 [28AP]
  Texts of
      S. 964, provisions, S4574-S4579 [28AP]




AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE (organization)

  Letters
      Education of displaced students affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        through vouchers to attend private schools, H12265 [18DE]
      Head Start Program hiring protections for faith-based 
        organizations, H8275 [22SE]
      Job Training Improvement Act, E365 [3MR]




AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Anniversary (see S. Res. 207), S8826 [25JY] (see H. Res. 378), 
        H6431 [25JY]
      Courts: require that any civil action against a place of public 
        accommodation or commercial facility allow an opportunity for 
        alleged violations to be corrected (see H.R. 2804), H4295 
        [8JN]
  Remarks in House
      Anniversary (H. Res. 378), H6434, H6551 [26JY], E1607, E1609, 
        E1610, E1612, E1614, E1621, E1622, E1625, E1627, E1628 [27JY], 
        E1707, E1708, E1709, E1710, E1714, E1738 [29JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary (S. Res. 207), S8767-S8772, S8803-S8805 [25JY], 
        S8934, S8937 [26JY], S9441 [29JY]
      ------unanimous-consent agreement, S8764 [22JY]
      Supreme Court: decisions on enforcement and compliance, S10537-
        S10539 [28SE]
  Reports filed
      Anniversary: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H. Res. 378) 
        (H. Rept. 109-196), H6932 [27JY]
  Statements
      Anniversary: Several Disability Rights and Civil Rights 
        Organizations, S8936 [26JY], E1707 [29JY]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 207, anniversary, S8805, S8831 [25JY]




AMERICANS WRITE (organization)

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1249 [15JN]




AMERICANSFORFAIRTRADE.ORG (Internet site)

  Factsheets
      New Poll Sends a Clear Message to Washington--Americans Oppose 
        CAFTA, H820 [1MR]
  Press releases
      Americans Oppose CAFTA Trade Agreement, H821 [1MR]




AMERICAN/WESTERN FRUIT GROWER (publication)

  Remarks in House
      Mount, Gary: American/Western Fruit Grower (publication) Apple 
        Grower of the Year award recipient, E1888 [19SE]




AMERICA'S BETTER CLASSROOM ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 1742), H2394 [20AP]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 1742), E717 [21AP]
  Summaries
      Provisions (H.R. 1742), E717 [21AP]
  Tables
      Estimated State bond allocation under H.R. 1742, provisions, 
        E718 [21AP]




AMERICA'S BLOOD CENTERS (organization)

  Bills and resolutions
      Tribute (see H. Res. 220), H2150 [19AP]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E503 [17MR]
      Tribute (H. Res. 220), H9055 [25OC], E2286 [7NO]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 220, tribute, H9055 [25OC]




AMERICA'S PROMISE--THE ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH

  Remarks in House
      Abington Township, PA: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 
        100 Best Communities for Young People award recipient, E2193 
        [27OC]
      Mankato, MN: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 100 Best 
        Communities for Young People award recipient, E2298 [8NO]
      Mercer County, WV: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 100 
        Best Communities for Young People award recipient, E2114 
        [18OC]
      Murray/Calloway County, KY: America's Promise--The Alliance for 
        Youth 100 Best Communities for Young People award recipient, 
        E2359 [15NO]
      Ohio County, KY: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 100 
        Best Communities for Young People award recipient, E2359 
        [15NO]
      Solano County, CA: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 100 
        Best Communities for Young People award recipient, E2278 [4NO]
      Sylacauga, AL: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 100 
        Best Communities for Young People award recipient, E2256 [3NO]
  Remarks in Senate
      Barnstable County, MA: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 
        100 Best Communities for Young People award recipient, S10719 
        [29SE]
      Brockton, MA: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 100 Best 
        Communities for Young People award recipient, S10719 [29SE]
      Cambridge, MA: America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth 100 
        Best Communities for Young People award recipient, S10719 
        [29SE]




AMERICA'S SECOND HARVEST (organization)

  Remarks in House
      Holmes, James, Jr.: America's Second Harvest (organization) Food 
        Bank Volunteer of the Year award recipient, H11511 [14DE]
      Hunger: release of report documenting the impact of emergency 
        food distribution, E2567 [17DE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana: Food Bank of 
        the Year award recipient, S13445 [12DE]




AMERICAS SOCIETY

  Remarks in House
      Council of the Americas: anniversary, E884 [5MY]




AMERICORPS  see Corporation for National and Community Service




AMES, IA

  Remarks in House
      Dept. of Agriculture: National Animal Disease Laboratory 
        funding, H9392 [28OC]




AMES, KENT

  Privilege of the floor
      Senate, S2873 [16MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S9451 [29JY]




AMHERST, MA

  Remarks in House
      Amherst Community History Mural at West Cemetery: dedication, 
        E1158 [8JN]




AMMON, ID

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E1853 [15SE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S11418 [17OC]




AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (organization)

  Letters
      Colombia demobilization of foreign terrorist organizations, 
        H5975 [19JY]




AMOROS, JEFF

  Remarks in Senate
      Ellicott City, MD: tribute to Centennial High School ``It's 
        Academic'' team, S8549 [20JY]




AMOS, PAUL AND JEAN

  Remarks in House
      WSRE-TV (Pensacola, FL): dedication of Paul and Jean Amos 
        performance studio, E411 [10MR]




AMSTUTZ, RON

  Proclamations
      Tribute: Representative Ney, E169 [8FE]




AMTRAK

  Amendments
      Reauthorize (S. 1516), S9193 [27JY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Appropriations: authorizing (see H.R. 1630), H2100 [14AP]
      ------provide for certain cost cutting measures (see H.R. 4214), 
        H9555 [2NO]
      Board of Directors: alter composition and terms (see H.R. 4394), 
        H11033 [18NO]
      Railroads: increase rail transportation security (see S. 1379), 
        S7986 [11JY] (see H.R. 4106), H9043 [20OC]
      ------provide for continued operation of Amtrak and establish a 
        support program for certain rail infrastructure projects (see 
        H.R. 2992), H4802 [20JN]
      ------provide for stable, productive, and efficient passenger 
        rail service (see H.R. 1713), H2393 [20AP]
      Reauthorize (see S. 1516), S9158 [27JY]
      Safety: provide for certain tunnel life safety and 
        rehabilitation projects (see H.R. 3567), H7559 [28JY]
  Letters
      Amtrak funding: several Senators, S2704 [15MR]
  Remarks in House
      Appropriations: authorizing (H.R. 1630), H2085 [14AP], E668 
        [15AP], E771 [26AP]
      Bush, President: evaluation of administration, H4375 [13JN]
      Dept. of HUD: Homeless Assistance Grants funding through 
        reductions in Amtrak funding, H5408-H5412 [29JN]
      FAA: air traffic control services funding through reductions in 
        Amtrak funding, H5399 [29JN]
      Funding, H369 [8FE], H1210-H1218 [9MR], H5280 [28JN], H5380, 
        H5382, H5388-H5397 [29JN], H5554, H5555 [30JN], H9987, H9988 
        [8NO], E366, E367, E368 [3MR]
      ------restore to certain routes, H5403-H5408 [29JN]
      Railroads: provide for continued operation of Amtrak and 
        establish a support program for certain rail infrastructure 
        projects (H.R. 2992), H4864 [21JN], E1290 [20JN]
      ------provide for stable, productive, and efficient passenger 
        rail service (H.R. 1713), E726 [21AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Funding, S2694-S2706 [15MR], S2793, S2794 [16MR], S2954 [17MR], 
        S11628 [20OC]
      Gunn, David: firing of Amtrak president, S12601 [9NO], S12835 
        [15NO]
      Railroads: increase rail transportation security (S. 1379), 
        S7992 [11JY]
      Reauthorize, S12193, S12196-S12197 [2NO], S12308 [3NO]
  Reports filed
      Amtrak Appropriations: Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure (House) (H.R. 1630) (H. Rept. 109-280), H10037 
        [8NO]
      Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act: Committee on 
        Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 1516) (S. 
        Rept. 109-143), S11476 [18OC]
  Texts of
      S. 1379, Rail Security Act, S7992-S7996 [11JY]




AMVETS (organization)

  Letters
      Veterans health care funding: several veterans organizations, 
        S3464 [12AP], H1645, H1662 [17MR]




ANABOLIC STEROID CONTROL ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Technical corrections (see S. 893), S4184 [25AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Technical corrections (S. 893), S4162 [25AP]
  Texts of
      S. 893, technical corrections, S4162 [25AP]




ANACOSTIA WATERSHED INITIATIVE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 2509), H3694 [19MY]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 2509), E1039 [20MY]




ANADELL, BOB

  Remarks in House
      Indiana: tribute to Hispanic Women's Forum of Northwest Indiana 
        Calumet Project honorees, E2345 [15NO]
      Tribute, E620 [12AP]




ANAHEIM, CA

  Bills and resolutions
      Walt Disney Co.: anniversary of Disneyland (see H. Con. Res. 
        142), H2743 [2MY]
  Remarks in House
      Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (baseball team): tribute, E2218 
        [28OC]
      Tucson, AZ: tribute to Pueblo High Magnet School winners of 
        National Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement 
        Competition, E1737 [29JY]




ANALOG DEVICES, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Anniversary, E10 [4JA]
  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S431 [25JA]




ANCHORAGE, AK

  Remarks in House
      West Anchorage High School: tribute to participation in We the 
        People . . . The Citizen and the Constitution competition, 
        E798 [27AP]




ANCHORAGE (AK) DAILY NEWS

  Articles and editorials
      Alaska Scout Leaders Die Near D.C., S8899 [26JY]
      Alaskans Who Sent Delegation to D.C. Owe Hurricane Survivors an 
        Apology, S11626 [20OC]
      Just Say No to Pork, Alaska--Vote Ted Stevens, His Pals Out of 
        Office, S11626 [20OC]
      Vaughan Is a Great Man, Good Friend, S14024 [19DE]




ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS IN AMERICA, INC.

  Remarks in House
      Wahl, James D.: Ancient Order of Hibernians of America, Inc., 
        Irishman of the Year award recipient, E196 [9FE]




ANDERSEN, ZAK

  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S126 [24JA]




ANDERSON, CATHLEEN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1333 [24JN]




ANDERSON, CATHY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E741 [22AP]




ANDERSON, DONNA

  Remarks in House
      California: 29th Congressional District Woman of the Year award 
        recipient, E491 [17MR]




ANDERSON, ERICK J.

  Bills and resolutions
      Crime: condemn murder charges resulting from the killing of 
        Iraqi civilians (see H. Res. 502), H8985 [19OC]




ANDERSON, FREDELL

  Letters
      Dept. of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
        program funding, S9444 [29JY]




ANDERSON, HOWARD

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E552 [5AP]




ANDERSON, JOEY

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1652 [27JY]




ANDERSON, JOHN

  Privilege of the floor
      Senate, S2197 [7MR]




ANDERSON, LARRY

  Resolutions by organizations
      Native American Veterans Cemetery Act, E140 [2FE]




ANDERSON, LARS

  Articles and editorials
      Champion, H11603 [14DE]




ANDERSON, LYNN

  Articles and editorials
      Walt Hiersteiner--Community Involvement Over a Lifetime, E2021-
        E2023 [6OC]




ANDERSON, MARIAN

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E245 [15FE]




ANDERSON, MARK

  Statements
      Strategic Gasoline and Fuel Reserve Act, S10781 [30SE]




ANDERSON, MICHAEL P.

  Amendments
      Texas: establish four memorials to the crew of the Columbia 
        (space shuttle) (S. 242), S13044 [16NO]
  Bills and resolutions
      Columbia (space shuttle): award Congressional Gold Medal 
        posthumously to crew (see H.R. 258), H136 [6JA]
      ------award Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to crew 
        (see H. Res. 19), H136 [6JA]
      Texas: establish four memorials to the crew of the Columbia 
        (space shuttle) (see S. 242), S739 [1FE]
  Remarks in House
      Columbia (space shuttle): anniversary of accident costing the 
        lives of the crew, H252, H260 [1FE], E161 [2FE]
      ------award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to crew (H.R. 
        258), H260 [1FE]
      Tribute, E1219 [14JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Texas: establish four memorials to the crew of the Columbia 
        (space shuttle) (S. 242), S749 [1FE], S13044 [16NO]
  Reports filed
      Columbia Space Shuttle Memorials Act: Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources (Senate) (S. 242) (S. Rept. 109-145), S11558 
        [19OC]
  Texts of
      S. 242, Columbia Space Shuttle Memorials Act, S750 [1FE], S13044 
        [16NO]




ANDERSON, NATHAN R.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E172 [8FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S13329 [18NO]




ANDERSON, NICK

  Remarks in House
      Pulitzer Prize: recipient for editorial cartooning, H3117 [11MY]




ANDERSON, NORMAN W., III

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2291 [8NO]




ANDERSON, SANDY A.

  Remarks in House
      Women in Aviation, International (organization): Pioneer Hall of 
        Fame inductee, E464 [17MR]




ANDERSON, SHERRIE

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E761 [26AP]




ANDERSON, TRAVIS

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H3439 [18MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S6006 [26MY]




ANDERSON, WILLIAM C.

  Reports filed
      Nomination To Be Assistant Sec. of the Air Force for 
        Installations, Environment and Logistics: Committee on Armed 
        Services (Senate), S12006 [27OC]




ANDERSSON, HILARY

  Articles and editorials
      Sudan's Cruel and Slow Starvation, E2632 [22DE]




ANDRADE-STADLER, ADELE

  Remarks in House
      California: 29th Congressional District Woman of the Year award 
        recipient, E479 [17MR]




ANDRES, GARY

  Articles and editorials
      ``Little Engine That Could '', H2723 [28AP]
  Remarks in House
      House of Representatives: impact of bipartisanship, H2723 [28AP]




ANDREWS, EDMUND L.

  Articles and editorials
      Trade Deficit Hits Record, Threatening U.S. Growth, H11873 
        [15DE]




ANDREWS, J.W.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2528 [14DE]




ANDREWS, LETA

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2521 [14DE]




ANDREWS, ROBERT E.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, H2383 [20AP]




ANDREWS, ROBERT E. (a Representative from New Jersey)

  Amendments
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1815), 
        H4021, H4022 [25MY]
  Bills and resolutions cosponsored
      Agriculture: encourage owners and operators of certain 
        privately-held land to make their land available for access by 
        the public under programs administered by States and tribal 
        governments (see H.R. 1351), H1621 [16MR]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (see H.R. 2068), H4401 [13JN]
      Airports: establish a deadline for the screening of all 
        individuals, goods, property, vehicles, and other equipment 
        entering a secure area of an airport (see H.R. 2688), H4140 
        [26MY]
      Alaska: provide additional protections for National Forest 
        System lands (see H.R. 1155), H1023 [8MR]
      American Battlefield Protection Act: establish battlefield 
        acquisition grant program to acquire and protect nationally 
        significant battlefields and associated sites of the 
        Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (see H.R. 763), H1025 
        [8MR]
      American Jewish History Month: observance (see H. Con. Res. 
        315), H11654 [14DE]
      Animals: prohibit certain interstate conduct relative to exotic 
        animals (see H.R. 1688), H7673 [6SE]
      ------restore prohibition on commercial sale and slaughter of 
        wild free-roaming horses and burros (see H.R. 297), H7673 
        [6SE]
      ------support and provide financial resources for conservation 
        programs of nations within the range of rare felid and rare 
        canid populations (see H.R. 1707), H9696 [4NO]
      ------treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species 
        under certain regulations governing illegal trade or 
        possession of wildlife (see H.R. 1329), H7743 [7SE]
      Appropriations: constitutional amendment on line-item veto (see 
        H.J. Res. 67), H8247 [21SE]
      Archbishop Iakovos: tribute (see H. Res. 325), H4655 [16JN]
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: preserve the Arctic coastal 
        plain as wilderness (see H.R. 567), H351 [2FE]
      Armed Forces: establish an allowance to cover the cost of 
        premiums for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance coverage for 
        members serving in Iraq or Afghanistan (see H.R. 666), H4400 
        [13JN]
      ------grant limited TRICARE program eligibility for members of 
        the Ready Reserve and provide financial support for 
        continuation of health insurance for mobilized members of 
        Reserve components (see H.R. 1478), H1897 [12AP]
      ------improve benefits for members, veterans, and their 
        dependents and survivors (see H.R. 2131), H4143 [26MY]
      ------increase authorized weight allowances for the shipment of 
        baggage and household effects of senior noncommissioned 
        officers (see H.R. 1406), H3331 [16MY]
      ------increase death gratuity and other survivors' benefits (see 
        H.R. 377), H233 [26JA]
      ------provide a temporary increase in the minimum end strength 
        levels for active duty personnel and Special Operation Forces 
        (see H.R. 1666), H2101 [14AP]
      ------provide for certain servicemembers to become eligible for 
        educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill (see H.R. 
        269), H4486 [14JN]
      ------provide for payment of Combat-Related Special Compensation 
        to certain members retired for disability who were awarded the 
        Purple Heart (see H.R. 995), H8162 [20SE]
      ------provide postal benefits for personal correspondence and 
        certain parcels sent to members serving on active military 
        duty abroad (see H.R. 923), H848 [1MR] (see H.R. 2874), H7820 
        [12SE]
      ------reduce the age for receipt of military retired pay for 
        non-regular service (see H.R. 783), H583 [10FE]
      ------restore health care coverage to retired members of the 
        uniformed services (see H.R. 602), H7743 [7SE]
      ------revise age and service requirements for receipt of 
        military retired pay for non-regular service and improve 
        health care for reservists and their families by making 
        TRICARE benefits permanent (see H.R. 558), H1779 [5AP]
      ------standardize grade specified by law for the senior dental 
        officer of the Air Force with that of the senior dental 
        officer of the Army (see H.R. 1932), H3056 [5MY]
      ------tribute to servicemen who died during the attempted rescue 
        of American hostages in Iran in 1980 (see H. Res. 256), H2880 
        [3MY]
      Armenia: ensure U.S. foreign policy reflects understanding of 
        issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide 
        documented in records relative to the Armenian Genocide (see 
        H. Res. 316), H4486 [14JN]
      Army: close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
        Cooperation (see H.R. 1217), H1622 [16MR]
      Assault weapons: reauthorize ban on production of assault 
        weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (see 
        H.R. 1312), H7564 [28JY]
      Association of University Teachers: condemn recent vote by 
        British trade union to boycott Bar-Ilan University and the 
        University of Haifa (see H. Res. 279), H3331 [16MY]
      Bankruptcy: amend laws (see H.R. 685), H521 [9FE]
      ------exempt from means testing certain National Guard and 
        Reserve members (see H.R. 2060), H3695 [19MY]
      ------provide relief relative to disaster-related debts incurred 
        by victims of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters 
        (see H.R. 3697), H13189 [22DE]
      Barry, John: recognize as first flag officer of the U.S. Navy 
        (see H.J. Res. 38), H8389 [27SE]
      Bipartisan Commission on Medicaid: establish (see H.R. 985), 
        H2103 [14AP]
      Braille, Louis: mint commemorative coins (see H.R. 2872), H7743 
        [7SE]
      Bush, President: transmit information on contracts for services 
        or construction related to Hurricane Katrina recovery that 
        relate to wages and benefits to be paid to workers (see H. 
        Res. 467), H8388 [27SE]
      Capitol Building and Grounds: acceptance by Committee on the 
        Library (Joint) of a bust of Sojourner Truth and display of 
        the bust in the Capitol rotunda (see H.R. 4510), H12051 [16DE]
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: extend compliance 
        threshold used to determine eligibility of hospitals for 
        designation as an inpatient rehabilitation facility (see H.R. 
        3373), H7744 [7SE]
      Children and youth: establish a grant program to provide 
        comprehensive eye examinations (see H.R. 2238), H9426 [28OC]
      ------establish Child Care Provider Development and Retention 
        Grant Program, Child Care Provider Scholarship Program, and 
        child care provider health benefits program (see H.R. 2000), 
        H2736 [28AP]
      ------protect from Internet pornography and support law 
        enforcement and other efforts to combat Internet and 
        pornography-related crimes against children (see H.R. 3479), 
        H11655 [14DE]
      ------provide assistance for orphans and other vulnerable 
        children in developing countries (see H.R. 1409), H4188 [7JN]
      China, People's Republic of: clarify actionability of exchange-
        rate manipulation under countervailing duty provisions and 
        product-specific safeguard mechanisms of U.S. trade laws (see 
        H.R. 1498), H2739 [28AP]
      ------support U.N. resolution condemning human rights violations 
        (see H. Con. Res. 83), H1372 [10MR]
      China, Republic of: oppose proposed People's Republic of China 
        anti-secession law (see H. Con. Res. 70), H1372 [10MR]
      Classified information: request Executive Office of the 
        President and Dept. of State to transmit documents relative to 
        communications with United Kingdom officials on U.S. policy 
        towards Iraq (see H. Res. 375), H7862 [13SE]
      ------request Executive Office of the President and other 
        executive departments to transmit documents relative to 
        disclosure of identity and employment of Valerie Plame (see H. 
        Res. 363), H5914 [14JY]
      Climate: conduct research on abrupt climate change, establish a 
        market-driven system of greenhouse gas tradeable allowances, 
        ensure benefits from such trading, and reduce dependence upon 
        foreign oil (see H.R. 759), H1417 [14MR]
      ------request documents from the President on the anticipated 
        effects of climate change on coastal regions of the U.S. (see 
        H. Res. 515), H9276 [26OC]
      Coast Guard: require notification regarding obstructions to 
        navigation (see H.R. 1412), H1693 [17MR]
      Colleges and universities: disclosure of fire safety standards 
        and measures with respect to campus buildings (see H.R. 2637), 
        H4073 [25MY]
      ------expand and enhance post-baccalaureate opportunities at 
        Hispanic-serving institutions (see H.R. 761), H582 [10FE]
      ------improve the ability of foster care youths to attend and 
        succeed in higher education (see H.R. 2508), H7861 [13SE]
      ------provide for fire sprinkler systems in public and private 
        college and university housing and dormitories (see H.R. 128), 
        H75 [4JA]
      Columbia River: ensure salmon and steelhead preservation, 
        maintain reasonably priced and reliable power, and conduct 
        studies on the impact of dams on salmon and steelhead on the 
        endangered species list (see H.R. 1615), H4486 [14JN]
      Contracts: increase the minimum Government-wide goal for 
        procurement contracts awarded to small businesses (see H.R. 
        2742), H12050 [16DE]
      Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination 
        Against Women: ratification (see H. Res. 67), H3769 [23MY]
      Courts: clarify that persons may bring private rights of actions 
        against foreign states for certain terrorist acts (see H.R. 
        865), H718 [16FE]
      ------enhance retirement benefits of administrative law judges 
        (see H.R. 1864), H7949 [14SE]
      ------provide liability protections for certain pandemics and 
        countermeasures (see H.R. 3970), H9103 [25OC]
      Credit: establish requirements on the terms of consumer credit 
        extended to an Armed Forces member or the dependent of a 
        member (see H.R. 97), H9103 [25OC]
      Crime: prohibit certain computer assisted remote hunting (see 
        H.R. 1558), H8809 [7OC]
      ------provide Federal assistance to States and local 
        jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes (see H.R. 2662), H4723 
        [17JN]
      ------require that recommended national protocol for sexual 
        assault medical forensic examinations include a recommendation 
        that rape victims be offered information about emergency 
        contraceptives (see H.R. 1214), H7743 [7SE]
      ------strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting (see H.R. 
        817), H629 [15FE]
      Cuba: anniversary of human rights crackdown (see H. Con. Res. 
        81), H984 [3MR]
      Davis-Bacon Act: reinstate application of the wage requirements 
        to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina 
        (see H.R. 3763), H7947 [14SE]
      Day of Silence: support goals and ideals (see H. Con. Res. 123), 
        H2104 [14AP]
      Dept. of Agriculture: strengthen ability to regulate pet 
        industry (see H.R. 2669), H8810 [7OC]
      Dept. of Defense: expedite success of U.S. in Iraq (see H. Con. 
        Res. 184), H5435 (see H. Con. Res. 184), H5480 [29JN]
      ------require notice of exceptions to certain requirements to 
        procure items made in the U.S. (see H.R. 1239), H8919 [18OC]
      Dept. of Education: enter into a partnership with a local 
        educational agency to conduct a model school-to-work program 
        (see H.R. 1439), H1694 [17MR]
      ------recruit, select, train, and support a national teachers 
        corps in underserved communities (see H.R. 3334), H8388 [27SE]
      Dept. of HHS: establish programs to address the shortage of 
        medical laboratory personnel (see H.R. 1175), H6432 [25JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: issue regulations concerning the 
        shipping of extremely hazardous materials (see H.R. 1414), 
        H11110 [6DE]
      ------make grants to first responders (see H.R. 91), H135 [6JA]
      Dept. of Justice: establish a Probation and Parole Officer 
        Safety Task Force (see H.R. 484), H285 [1FE]
      Dept. of the Navy: redesignate as the Dept. of the Navy and 
        Marine Corps (see H.R. 34), H942 [2MR]
      Dept. of the Treasury: repeal authority to enter into private 
        tax collection contracts (see H.R. 1621), H2978 [4MY]
      Dept. of Transportation: report to Congress on proposed changes 
        to policies that prohibit foreign interests from exercising 
        control over economic and security decisions of U.S. airlines 
        (see H.R. 4542), H11653 [14DE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: expand the capability to provide for 
        the medical care needs of veterans in southern New Jersey (see 
        H.R. 3052), H5100 [23JN]
      ------repeal the offset from surviving spouse annuities under 
        the military Survivor Benefit Plan for amounts paid as 
        dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 808), H10502 
        [16NO]
      ------terminate administrative freeze on the enrollment into the 
        health care system of veterans in the lowest priority category 
        for enrollment (referred to as ``Priority 8'') (see H.R. 
        3312), H5913 [14JY]
      Developing countries: provide assistance to improve the health 
        of newborns, children, and mothers (see H.R. 4222), H11110 
        [6DE]
      Disabled: enhance and further research into paralysis and 
        improve rehabilitation and quality of life for persons living 
        with paralysis and other physical disabilities (see H.R. 
        1554), H2103 [14AP]
      Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: ensure State and 
        local emergency preparedness operational plans address the 
        needs of individuals with pets or service animals during a 
        disaster or emergency (see H.R. 3858), H9556 [2NO]
      Disasters: require Federal, State, and local agencies to comply 
        with public health, environmental, and environmental justice 
        laws and regulations (see H. Res. 477), H8643 [29SE]
      Diseases: fund breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease research 
        while providing more help to caregivers and increasing public 
        education about prevention (see H.R. 1262), H4356 [9JN]
      ------support goal of eliminating suffering and death due to 
        cancer (see H. Con. Res. 210), H8342 [22SE]
      District of Columbia: provide full voting representation in 
        Congress (see H.R. 398), H3695 [19MY]
      Drugs: allow for medicinal use of marijuana in accordance with 
        State laws (see H.R. 2087), H2976 [4MY]
      ------expand the scope of information required for the data bank 
        on clinical trials for drugs (see H.R. 3196), H5602 [30JN]
      Education: improve graduation rates by making grants to improve 
        adolescent literacy (see H.R. 547), H349 [2FE]
      ------improve recruitment, preparation, distribution, and 
        retention of public elementary and secondary school teachers 
        and principals (see H.R. 2835), H4354 [9JN]
      ------increase teacher familiarity with the educational needs of 
        gifted and talented students (see H.R. 1156), H2394 [20AP]
      ------prevent abuse of special allowance subsidies under the 
        Federal Family Education Loan Program (see H.R. 134), H630 
        [15FE]
      ------provide access and assistance to increase college 
        attendance and completion by part-time students (see H.R. 
        1390), H1692 [17MR]
      ------provide adequate and equitable educational opportunities 
        for students in State public school systems (see H.R. 2178), 
        H3054 [5MY]
      ------provide relief to students, schools, and student borrowers 
        affected by natural disasters (see H.R. 3690), H7742 [7SE]
      El Salvador: commemorate lives and work of certain religious 
        workers executed by members of the military in 1980 (see H. 
        Res. 458), H9427 [28OC]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: authorizing 
        appropriations (see H.R. 363), H195 [25JA]
      Employment: exclude all employment contracts from certain 
        arbitration law (see H.R. 2969), H4721 [17JN]
      ------protect volunteer firefighters and emergency medical 
        services personnel responding to national emergencies from 
        termination or demotion in their places of employment (see 
        H.R. 3949), H8642 [29SE]
      ------provide for paid sick leave in order to address the health 
        needs of individuals and family members (see H.R. 1902), H2646 
        [27AP]
      Endangered species: protect the remaining herd of wild and 
        genetically pure American Buffalo (see H.R. 2428), H8735 [6OC]
      ERISA: ensure employees are not improperly disqualified from 
        pension and welfare benefits based on status misclassification 
        or reclassification (see H.R. 1058), H940 [2MR]
      ------impose a moratorium on terminations of certain plans in 
        cases in which reorganization of contributing sponsors is 
        sought in bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings (see H.R. 
        2327), H3436 [17MY]
      ------provide emergency protection for retiree health benefits 
        (see H.R. 1322), H2978 [4MY]
      European Union: urge addition of Hezbollah (terrorist 
        organization) to list of terrorist organizations (see H. Res. 
        101), H1372 [10MR]
      Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave to care for a domestic 
        partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or grandparent 
        with a serious health condition (see H.R. 475), H7820 [12SE]
      FCC: expedite and increase assignment of radio spectrum 
        frequencies to public safety agencies (see H.R. 1646), H2101 
        [14AP]
      ------oppose rules authorizing Broadband Over Power Line Systems 
        without more comprehensive evaluation of interference 
        potential to public safety services and other licensed radio 
        services (see H. Res. 230), H10146 [9NO]
      ------prohibit imposing penalties for indecent broadcasts by 
        cable television providers, satellite carriers, Internet, or 
        non-broadcast providers (see H.R. 1440), H7814 [8SE]
      FDA: provide for uniform food safety warning notification 
        requirements (see H.R. 4167), H9361 [27OC]
      Federal employees: amend the definition of a law enforcement 
        officer to include certain positions relative to retirement 
        benefits (see H.R. 1002), H2550 [26AP]
      ------ensure parity between the compensation of members of the 
        Armed Forces and civilian employees (see H. Con. Res. 40), 
        H2551 [26AP]
      ------increase the Government contribution for Federal employee 
        health insurance (see H.R. 633), H2550 [26AP]
      ------provide benefits to domestic partners (see H.R. 3267), 
        H7815 [8SE]
      Federal Employees' Compensation Act: cover services provided to 
        injured workers by physician assistants and nurse 
        practitioners (see H.R. 2561), H3892 [24MY]
      Federal firefighters: establish presumptive disability benefits 
        for certain diseases and disabilities (see H.R. 697), H1779 
        [5AP]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: reduce human exposure to 
        mercury through vaccines (see H.R. 881), H5435 (see H.R. 881), 
        H5479 [29JN]
      ------regulate noncorrective contact lenses as medical devices 
        (see H.R. 371), H1969 [13AP]
      Federal Water Pollution Control Act: clarify that fill material 
        cannot be comprised of waste (see H.R. 2719), H4141 [26MY]
      ------clarify U.S. jurisdiction over water and wetlands (see 
        H.R. 1356), H1690 [17MR]
      FEMA: establish as an independent agency (see H.R. 3656), H7672 
        [6SE]
      Financial institutions: ease credit union regulatory burdens, 
        advance credit union efforts to promote economic growth, and 
        modernize credit union net worth standards (see H.R. 2317), 
        H4656 [16JN]
      ------prohibit financial holding companies and national banks 
        from engaging, directly or indirectly, in real estate 
        brokerage or real estate management activities (see H.R. 111), 
        H74 [4JA]
      Firearms: ban transfer of certain sniper weapons and regulate in 
        same manner as machine guns (see H.R. 654), H10161 [14NO]
      Firefighters: expand definition of firefighter to include 
        apprentices and trainees, regardless of age or duty 
        limitations (see H.R. 1456), H1777 [5AP]
      ------recognize and honor contributions throughout U.S. history 
        (see H. Res. 188), H1778 [5AP]
      ------reduce fatalities and injuries, make safety a national 
        priority, and support national initiative focusing on 
        firefighter safety (see H. Con. Res. 180), H4655 [16JN]
      Foreign aid: make protection of women and children who are 
        affected by humanitarian emergencies a priority (see H.R. 
        1413), H7564 [28JY]
      ------prohibit application of restrictive eligibility 
        requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations based on 
        provision of certain health services (see H.R. 4465), H11504 
        [13DE]
      ------prohibit U.S. assistance to develop any rail connections 
        or railway-related connections through certain cities in 
        Azerbaijan, Republic of Georgia, and Turkey that exclude 
        cities in Armenia (see H.R. 3361), H7673 [6SE]
      Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: exempt bookstores and 
        libraries from orders requiring the production of any tangible 
        things for certain foreign intelligence investigations (see 
        H.R. 1157), H7814 [8SE]
      Foreign trade: application of countervailing duties to nonmarket 
        economy countries (see H.R. 1216), H5603 [30JN]
      Forest Service: protection of certain roadless areas (see H.R. 
        3563), H7558 [28JY]
      Forests: eliminate commercial logging on public lands and 
        facilitate the economic recovery and diversification of 
        communities dependent on the Federal logging program (see H.R. 
        3420), H6431 [25JY]
      Freedom of Information Act: strengthen (see H.R. 867), H8734 
        [6OC]
      FTC: classify advertising or sale of a mislabeled copy-protected 
        music disc as an unfair method of competition and an unfair 
        and deceptive act or practice (see H.R. 1201), H8513 [28SE]
      Government: require Federal agencies to develop and implement 
        policies and practices that promote environmental justice (see 
        H.R. 427), H235 [26JA]
      Haiti: eligibility of nationals for temporary protected status 
        (see H.R. 2592), H12050 [16DE]
      Health: achieve a national health information infrastructure and 
        establish a refundable tax credit for expenditures of health 
        care providers implementing such infrastructure (see H.R. 
        747), H3695 [19MY]
      ------declare adequate pain care research, education, and 
        treatment as national health priorities (see H.R. 1020), H7861 
        [13SE]
      ------establish a program to assist family caregivers in 
        accessing affordable and high-quality respite care (see H.R. 
        3248), H7565 [28JY]
      ------improve access to health insurance and Medicare benefits 
        for individuals aged 55 to 65 and allow tax credits for 
        payment of such premiums (see H.R. 2072), H2975 [4MY]
      ------protect enrollees in managed care plans and other health 
        coverage (see H.R. 2259), H3196 [11MY]
      ------provide for a program of screenings and education relative 
        to children with sudden cardiac arrhythmia syndromes (see H.R. 
        1252), H1370 [10MR]
      ------provide for arthritis research and public health (see H.R. 
        583), H11109 [6DE]
      ------provide for embryonic stem cell research (see H.R. 810), 
        H628 [15FE]
      ------reduce adolescent pregnancy, HIV rates, and other sexually 
        transmitted diseases (see H.R. 768, 2553), H8513 [28SE]
      ------strengthen programs for stroke education, prevention, and 
        treatment (see H.R. 898), H11035 [18NO]
      Health care facilities: establish direct care registered nurse-
        to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals (see H.R. 
        1222), H12290 [18DE]
      Health care professionals: tribute to career and volunteer 
        emergency medical technicians and paramedics (see H. Res. 
        301), H4142 [26MY]
      Help America Vote Act: require a voter-verified permanent record 
        or hardcopy (see H.R. 550), H11035 [18NO]
      Higher Education Act: repeal provisions prohibiting persons 
        convicted of drug offenses from receiving student financial 
        assistance (see H.R. 1184), H1417 [14MR]
      Historic buildings and sites: mint coins in commemoration of the 
        battlefields of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (see 
        H.R. 762), H1025 [8MR]
      House Rules: amend procedures of Committee on Standards of 
        Official Conduct (House) (see H. Res. 131), H1026 [8MR]
      Hunger: reduce (see H.R. 2717), H8342 [22SE]
      Hurricanes: establish an independent commission to examine the 
        Federal, State, and local response to Hurricane Katrina and 
        make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses 
        in the future (see H.R. 3764), H7948 [14SE]
      Immigration: provide a mechanism for U.S. citizens, and lawful 
        permanent residents, to sponsor their permanent partners for 
        U.S. residence (see H.R. 3006), H4895 [21JN]
      ------revise certain requirements for H-2B employers and require 
        submission of information on H-2B nonimmigrants (see H.R. 
        793), H1779 [5AP]
      Independent Commission on the Investigation of Detainee Abuses: 
        establish (see H.R. 3003), H4895 [21JN]
      Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: anniversary (see H. 
        Con. Res. 288), H9962 [7NO]
      ------authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 363), H195 [25JA]
      Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act: amend relative 
        to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (see H.R. 
        1310), H11504 [13DE]
      International economic relations: provide for cancellation of 
        debts owed to international financial institutions by poor 
        countries (see H.R. 1130), H5603 [30JN]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 503), H10909 [17NO]
      Iran: address ongoing nuclear efforts relative to threat to U.S. 
        national security and to international peace and security (see 
        H. Con. Res. 162), H4074 [25MY]
      ------condemn imprisonment of Ali Akbar Ganji and continuous 
        human rights violations against the Iranian people (see H. 
        Res. 414), H11328 [8DE]
      ------hold current regime accountable for its threatening 
        behavior and support a transition to democracy (see H.R. 282), 
        H137 [6JA]
      ------resolve crisis regarding the nuclear program 
        diplomatically (see H. Con. Res. 177), H4486 [14JN]
      Iranian Americans: condemn bigotry, violence, and discrimination 
        against (see H. Res. 367), H9427 [28OC]
      Israel: recognition of Jerusalem as capital (see H.R. 588), 
        H2550 [26AP]
      Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.: grant Federal charter 
        (see H.R. 3476), H8735 [6OC]
      Labor unions: establish efficient system to enable employees to 
        form, join, or assist labor organizations and provide for 
        mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during 
        organizing efforts (see H.R. 1696), H2149 [19AP]
      Law enforcement officers: adjust percentage differentials 
        payable to Federal law enforcement officers in certain high-
        cost areas (see H.R. 556), H350 [2FE]
      ------ensure accountability, guarantee due process, establish 
        standards for internal investigations and hearings, and 
        require enactment of relevant State laws (see H.R. 354), H1417 
        [14MR]
      ------issue commemorative postage stamp for officers killed in 
        the line of duty (see H. Con. Res. 85), H8736 [6OC]
      Little Rock, AR: mint coins in commemoration of the anniversary 
        of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (see 
        H.R. 358), H848 [1MR]
      Macedonia: cease distribution of negative and nationalist 
        propaganda and encourage continued negotiations with the U.N. 
        and Greece to determine a mutually acceptable official name 
        (see H. Res. 521), H10503 [16NO]
      Mara, Wellington T.: tribute (see H. Res. 517), H11111 [6DE]
      Marshall, Thurgood: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously 
        (see H.R. 657), H1896 [12AP]
      Medicaid: include podiatrists as physicians for purposes of 
        covering physicians services (see H.R. 699), H7743 [7SE]
      ------prohibit cuts in Federal funding until full consideration 
        is given to recommendations of a Bipartisan Commission on 
        Medicaid (see H.R. 4223), H9962 [7NO]
      ------require staff working with developmentally disabled 
        individuals to call emergency services in the event of a life-
        threatening situation (see H.R. 1649), H2101 [14AP]
      ------require States to provide oral health services to children 
        and aged, blind, or disabled individuals (see H.R. 4624), 
        H12167 [17DE]
      Medicare: allow beneficiaries direct access to physical 
        therapists without a physician referral (see H.R. 1333), H9696 
        [4NO]
      ------coverage of adult day care services (see H.R. 1981), H2735 
        [28AP]
      ------coverage of medically necessary dental procedures (see 
        H.R. 3161), H5600 [30JN]
      ------ensure access to durable medical equipment (see H.R. 
        3559), H8919 [18OC]
      ------improve benefits for beneficiaries with kidney disease 
        (see H.R. 1298), H10038 [8NO]
      ------improve coordination of prescription drug coverage under 
        State pharmaceutical assistance programs with Medicare drug 
        benefits (see H.R. 1572), H1894 [12AP]
      ------protect patients by limiting the number of mandatory 
        overtime hours a nurse may be required to work by certain 
        service providers (see H.R. 791), H9641 [3NO]
      ------provide access to audiologists (see H.R. 415), H8919 
        [18OC]
      ------reform the physician payment update system through repeal 
        of the sustainable growth rate payment update system (see H.R. 
        2356), H4723 [17JN]
      ------repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 
        916), H10910 [17NO]
      Mental health: combat autism through research, screening, 
        intervention, and education (see H.R. 2421), H12050 [16DE]
      ------provide for equal insurance coverage of benefits unless 
        comparable limitations are imposed on medical and surgical 
        benefits (see H.R. 1402), H6936 [27JY]
      Minimum wage: level (see H.R. 2429), H3555 [18MY]
      Mining and mineral resources: modify requirements applicable to 
        locatable minerals on public domain lands (see H.R. 3968), 
        H8732 [6OC]
      Motor vehicles: protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, 
        service, and repair their motor vehicles (see H.R. 2048), 
        H11504 [13DE]
      ------require accurate fuel economy testing procedures (see H.R. 
        1103), H8643 [29SE]
      Musconetcong River: designate portions as components of the Wild 
        and Scenic Rivers System (see H.R. 1307), H3056 [5MY]
      National Advisory Council on Medical Rehabilitation: establish 
        (see H.R. 3373), H7744 [7SE]
      National Arson Awareness Week: support goals (see H. Res. 252), 
        H2738 [28AP]
      National Audubon Society: anniversary (see H. Res. 489), H11111 
        [6DE]
      National Brain Injury Awareness Month: support (see H. Con. Res. 
        99), H1509 [15MR]
      National Campus Safety Awareness Month: support goals and ideals 
        (see H. Res. 15), H8163 [20SE]
      National Center on Liver Disease Research: establish (see H.R. 
        1108), H9362 [27OC]
      National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Network: establish to 
        prepare, store, and distribute human umbilical cord blood stem 
        cells for the treatment of patients and to support peer-
        reviewed research (see H.R. 596), H413 [8FE]
      National Guard Youth Challenge Program: increase maximum Federal 
        share of costs for State programs (see H.R. 669), H848 [1MR]
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: expand, intensify, 
        and coordinate pulmonary hypertension research activities (see 
        H.R. 3005), H6381 [22JY]
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: authorize 
        development of research centers focusing on environmental 
        factors related to the etiology of breast cancer (see H.R. 
        2231), H4074 [25MY]
      National parks and recreation areas: eliminate annual operating 
        deficit and maintenance backlog (see H.R. 1124), H6107 [19JY]
      National Tartan Day: support establishment (see H. Res. 41), 
        H413 [8FE]
      Native Americans: acknowledgment of the Lumbee Tribe of North 
        Carolina (see H.R. 21), H797 [17FE]
      Navy: require naval forces to include a certain number of 
        operational aircraft carriers (see H.R. 304), H4486 [14JN]
      New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route: reauthorize 
        appropriations (see H.R. 472), H284 [1FE]
      News media: maintain free flow of information to the public by 
        providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of 
        information by persons connected with the news media (see H.R. 
        3323), H8348 [26SE]
      No Child Left Behind Act: funding (see H.R. 2694), H7645 [2SE]
      Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act: 
        reauthorize and improve (see H.R. 1591), H7673 [6SE]
      Occupational Safety and Health Act: expand coverage, increase 
        protections for whistleblowers, and increase penalties for 
        violators (see H.R. 2004), H2736 [28AP]
      Oceans: establish a national ocean policy, strengthen NOAA, and 
        establish a Committee on Ocean Policy (see H.R. 2939), H9276 
        [26OC]
      OPM: administer a national health program to offer Federal 
        employee health benefits plans to individuals who are not 
        Federal employees (see H.R. 1955), H2734 [28AP]
      Palestinians: provide that Hamas and other terrorist 
        organizations should not participate in elections held by the 
        Palestinian Authority (see H. Res. 575), H11111 [6DE]
      Parks, Rosa: direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a 
        statue of Rosa Parks and to place the statue in the U.S. 
        Capitol in National Statuary Hall (see H.R. 4145), H10910 
        [17NO]
      Paul, Alice: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see 
        H.R. 311), H798 [17FE]
      Pensions: limit availability of benefits under nonqualified 
        deferred compensation plans subject to distress or termination 
        resulting from bankruptcy reorganization or conversion to cash 
        balance plan (see H.R. 2233), H3112 [10MY]
      Pesticides: implement integrated pest management systems to 
        minimize use in schools and provide parents and employees with 
        notices of pesticide use (see H.R. 110), H1371 [10MR]
      Postal Service: reform postal laws (see H.R. 22), H1895 [12AP]
      Poverty: affirm commitment and leadership of the U.S. to improve 
        the lives of the world's people living in extreme poverty and 
        conditions of misery (see H. Con. Res. 172), H4723 [17JN]
      POW: transmit to congressional committees certain reports on 
        international human rights law or related laws in connection 
        with military detainees (see H.R. 2901), H4485 [14JN]
      Privacy: prohibit certain video and audio monitoring of 
        employees by their employers (see H.R. 582), H352 [2FE]
      Public lands: designate certain national parks, wild and scenic 
        rivers, and wilderness areas in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, 
        Washington, and Wyoming (see H.R. 1204), H1847 [6AP]
      Public safety officers: provide collective bargaining rights for 
        State or local government employees (see H.R. 1249), H1847 
        [6AP]
      Public utilities: establish a Federal renewable energy portfolio 
        standard for certain retail electric utilities (see H.R. 983), 
        H6651 [26JY]
      Radio: preserve local radio broadcast emergency and other 
        services and require the FCC to conduct rulemaking for that 
        purpose (see H.R. 998), H7673 [6SE]
      Radioactive substances: study health effects of exposure to 
        depleted uranium munitions and require cleanup and mitigation 
        of such contaminated sites (see H.R. 2410), H3434 [17MY]
      Railroads: exclude solid waste disposal from the jurisdiction of 
        the Surface Transportation Board (see H.R. 3577), H7559 [28JY]
      Roads and highways: ensure that certain States remain eligible 
        for Federal highway funds (see H.R. 439), H283 [1FE]
      San Francisco, CA: mint coins in commemoration of the San 
        Francisco Old Mint (see H.R. 1953), H7564 [28JY]
      Saudi Arabia: halt support for institutions that fund, train, 
        incite, encourage, or in any other way aid and abet terrorism, 
        and secure full cooperation in the investigation of terrorist 
        incidents (see H.R. 2037), H2737 [28AP]
      Schools: direct local educational agencies to release secondary 
        school student information to military recruiters if the 
        student's parent provides written consent for the release (see 
        H.R. 551), H10145 [9NO]
      Ships and vessels: establish national standards for discharges 
        from cruise vessels into U.S. waters (see H.R. 1636), H2100 
        [14AP]
      Social Security: allow choice of benefit payment method relative 
        to computation rule application to workers attaining age 65 in 
        or after 1982 (see H.R. 615), H8846 [17OC]
      ------expand Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program to include parents of low-income families (see H.R. 
        2071), H2975 [4MY]
      ------provide certain benefits to individuals who served in the 
        U.S. merchant marine during World War II (see H.R. 23), H3113 
        [10MY]
      ------repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
        provisions (see H.R. 147), H236 [26JA]
      Sudan: impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against 
        humanity in Darfur (see H.R. 1424), H8388 [27SE]
      ------impose sanctions on those responsible for genocide, war 
        crimes, and crimes against humanity, protect civilians and 
        humanitarian operations, and support peace in Darfur (see H.R. 
        3127), H8919 [18OC]
      Taxation: allow a deduction for qualified long-term care 
        insurance premiums, use of such insurance under cafeteria 
        plans and flexible spending arrangements, and a credit for 
        individuals with long-term care needs (see H.R. 2682), H7565 
        [28JY]
      ------allow a tax credit for the purchase of hearing aids (see 
        H.R. 414), H11654 [14DE]
      ------allow employers to claim a work opportunity credit for 
        hiring military personnel returning from service in Iraq or 
        Afghanistan and for hiring their dependents and dependents of 
        deceased personnel (see H.R. 1352), H2103 [14AP]
      ------allow Federal civilian and military retirees to pay health 
        insurance premiums on a pretax basis and allow a deduction for 
        TRICARE supplemental premiums (see H.R. 994), H2150 [19AP]
      ------allow individuals to defer recognition of reinvested 
        capital gains distributions from regulated investment 
        companies (see H.R. 196), H236 [26JA]
      ------authorize States, localities, the District of Columbia, 
        territories, and possessions of the U.S. to provide certain 
        tax incentives to any person for economic development purposes 
        (see H.R. 2471), H7565 [28JY]
      ------deny the foreign tax credit, and benefits of deferral, to 
        companies doing business in Sudan until the Sudanese take 
        steps to end genocide (see H.R. 1435), H8513 [28SE]
      ------eliminate inflation adjustment of the phaseout of the 
        credit for producing fuel from a nonconventional source and 
        repeal extension of credit for facilities producing synthetic 
        fuels from coal (see H.R. 837), H717 [16FE]
      ------exclude benefits from income, employment taxes, and wage 
        withholding property tax rebates, provided to volunteer 
        firefighters and emergency medical responders (see H.R. 1405), 
        H1897 [12AP]
      ------exclude from gross income a portion of lifetime income 
        payments from annuities and similiar payments of life 
        insurance proceeds at dates later than death (see H.R. 819), 
        H629 [15FE]
      ------extend incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel (see 
        H.R. 2498), H6205 [20JY]
      ------increase age limit for the child tax credit (see H.R. 
        1597), H8986 [19OC]
      ------increase the deduction for host families of foreign 
        exchange and other students (see H.R. 1504), H1844 [6AP]
      ------limit applicability of updates to the allowance for State 
        and other taxes in the tables used in the Federal Needs 
        Analysis Methodology (see H.R. 114), H75 [4JA]
      ------make permanent the 15-year depreciation recovery period 
        for restaurant property improvements and extend to new 
        restaurant construction (see H.R. 920), H7861 [13SE]
      ------modify the rehabilitation credit and the low-income 
        housing credit (see H.R. 659), H1847 [6AP] (see H.R. 3159), 
        H5600 [30JN]
      ------prevent corporations from exploiting tax treaties to evade 
        U.S. income tax and prevent manipulation of transfer prices by 
        deflection of income to tax havens (see H.R. 1303), H1507 
        [15MR]
      ------provide a refundable tax credit to public safety 
        volunteers (see H.R. 934), H8919 [18OC]
      ------provide a shorter recovery period for the depreciation of 
        certain systems installed in nonresidential buildings (see 
        H.R. 1241), H1847 [6AP]
      ------provide a tax credit to businesses whose employees teach 
        at community colleges (see H.R. 577), H1264 [9MR]
      ------provide subsidies to encourage small employers to offer 
        affordable health coverage to their employees through 
        qualified health pooling arrangements (see H.R. 2073), H2976 
        [4MY]
      ------provide that distributions from certain retirement plans 
        are not included in gross income if used to pay long-term care 
        insurance premiums (see H.R. 976), H7564 [28JY]
      ------repeal reduction in deductible portion of business meal 
        and entertainment expenses (see H.R. 3162), H7862 [13SE]
      ------treatment of automatic fire sprinkler systems (see H.R. 
        1131), H1897 [12AP]
      Telecommunications: protect privacy rights of subscribers to 
        wireless communication services (see H.R. 1139), H2648 [27AP]
      Telephones: facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 
        telephone service for information and referral on health and 
        human services (see H.R. 896), H3436 [17MY]
      Thomas Edison National Historical Park: establish as the 
        successor to the Edison National Historic Site in New Jersey 
        (see H.R. 1096), H982 [3MR]
      Tick-Borne Disorders Advisory Committee: establish (see H.R. 
        2526), H5252 [27JN]
      Tobacco products: deter smuggling into the U.S. (see H.R. 1377), 
        H1691 [17MR]
      Togo: establish a democratic Government and support free, fair, 
        and open elections (see H. Res. 229), H8389 [27SE]
      Transportation Security Administration: prohibit removal of any 
        item from the current list of items prohibited from being 
        carried aboard a passenger aircraft (see H.R. 4452), H12051 
        [16DE]
      Turkey: allow certain claims of U.S. nationals against Turkey 
        (see H.R. 857), H718 [16FE]
      ------urge acknowledgment of culpability of Ottoman Empire for 
        Armenian genocide and reconciliation with Armenia, and support 
        accession of Turkey to the European Union under certain 
        criteria (see H. Con. Res. 195), H6328 [21JY]
      ------urge respect for the rights and religious freedoms of the 
        Ecumenical Patriarch (see H. Res. 166), H4656 [16JN]
      Tuskegee Airmen: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1259), 
        H12050 [16DE]
      U.N.: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 192), H8389 [27SE]
      ------dissuade members from supporting resolutions that unfairly 
        castigate Israel and promote more balanced and constructive 
        approaches to resolving conflict in the Middle East (see H. 
        Res. 438), H9427 [28OC]
      Ukraine: normal trade relations status (see H.R. 1053), H11110 
        [6DE]
      Utah: designate certain lands as wilderness (see H.R. 1774), 
        H2470 [21AP]
      Veterans: change effective date for paid-up coverage under the 
        Survivor Benefit Plan (see H.R. 968), H795 [17FE]
      ------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. 303), H4073 [25MY]
      ------health care funding (see H.R. 515), H1417 [14MR]
      ------improve treatment of post-deployment mental health 
        conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder, for 
        veterans and members of the Armed Forces (see H.R. 1588), 
        H1967 [13AP]
      ------revise eligibility criteria for presumption of service-
        connection of certain diseases and disabilities for veterans 
        exposed to ionizing radiation during military service (see 
        H.R. 2962), H11110 [6DE]
      Vincent Palladino Post Office, Staten Island, NY: designate (see 
        H.R. 2183), H3894 [24MY]
      Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 2876), H5741 
        [12JY] (see H.R. 3171), H9426 [28OC]
      Water: protect, conserve, and improve access to freshwater 
        resources (see H. Con. Res. 120), H7744 [7SE]
      Water pollution: prohibit a publicly-owned treatment works from 
        diverting flows to bypass any portion of its treatment 
        facility (see H.R. 1126), H1510 [15MR]
      Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. 
        Res. 37), H1508 [15MR]
      ------establish programs to increase awareness and knowledge of 
        women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic 
        cancers (see H.R. 1245), H2473 [21AP]
      World War II: provide that service in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps 
        constituted active military service for veteran classification 
        (see H.R. 2193), H7673 [6SE]
      Year of Polio Awareness: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 
        526), H9963 [7NO]
  Bills and resolutions introduced
      Air pollution: improve indoor air quality in schools and other 
        buildings to reduce asthma (see H.R. 2571), H3892 [24MY]
      Armed Forces: allow a participant in the military Survivor 
        Benefit Plan to designate a new beneficiary upon the death of 
        the original designated beneficiary (see H.R. 2986), H4801 
        [20JN]
      ------authorize the award of a Cold War service medal to members 
        who served honorably during the Cold War era (see H.R. 2568), 
        H3892 [24MY]
      ------authorize use of educational assistance under the 
        Montgomery GI Bill to pay Federal student loans (see H.R. 
        1759), H2469 [21AP]
      ------improve the Transition Assistance Program provided for 
        members being discharged, released from active duty, or 
        retiring (see H.R. 2074), H2976 [4MY]
      ------require employers of National Guard and Reserve members 
        called to active duty continue to offer health care coverage 
        for dependents of such members (see H.R. 2572), H3892 [24MY]
      ------waive copayments and deductibles for military personnel 
        who qualify for TRICARE and use other health insurance as 
        their primary form of coverage (see H.R. 2619), H4072 [25MY]
      Aviation: provide a credit toward the non-Federal share of 
        projects carried out under the Airport Improvement Program to 
        airports used to respond to disasters or emergencies (see H.R. 
        3519), H7557 [28JY]
      CERCLA: require public availability of accounting of funds used, 
        or required to be used, in response to release of a hazardous 
        substance, pollutant, or contaminant (see H.R. 1718), H2393 
        [20AP]
      China, Republic of: enhance security (see H. Con. Res. 219), 
        H6934 [27JY]
      Civil rights: clarify that bail bond sureties and bounty hunters 
        are subject to both civil and criminal liability for 
        violations of Federal rights under existing Federal civil 
        rights law (see H.R. 2621), H4072 [25MY]
      Colleges and universities: require entering students who will 
        reside in on-campus housing to have received meningococcal 
        vaccinations (see H.R. 803), H628 [15FE]
      Computers: assist States and local governments for conduct of 
        electronic governance transactions at libraries and schools 
        (see H.R. 3517), H7557 [28JY]
      Consumers: prohibit operators of automatic teller machines that 
        display paid advertising from imposing any fee (see H.R. 
        1716), H2393 [20AP]
      Courts: allow persons who bring a product liability action for 
        injuries sustained from a product not in compliance with CPSC 
        standards to recover triple damages (see H.R. 1757), H2469 
        [21AP]
      ------amend Federal Rules of Evidence to establish a parent-
        child privilege (see H.R. 3433), H6649 [26JY]
      ------disclose certain taxpayer returns and return information 
        upon written request by an order from a State or local court 
        in a family law proceeding (see H.R. 2756), H4186 [7JN]
      ------require receipt of normal average wage or salary for 
        Federal jurors during service (see H.R. 3456), H6933 [27JY]
      CPSC: declare Yo-Yo Waterball toys to be a banned hazardous 
        product (see H.R. 3738), H7860 [13SE]
      ------strengthen regulations concerning the flammability of 
        children's clothing (see H.R. 4185), H9472 [1NO]
      Cuba: call for release of political prisoners (see H. Con. Res. 
        165), H3893 [24MY]
      Cyprus: support removal of Turkish occupation troops (see H. 
        Res. 603), H11654 [14DE]
      Davis-Bacon Act: provide that a contractor who has repeated 
        violations shall have its Federal contract cancelled and 
        require disclosure of certain payroll information under 
        covered contracts (see H.R. 4329), H10225 [15NO]
      Dept. of Education: expand the bases on which student loan 
        borrowers may obtain deferments of their repayment obligations 
        (see H.R. 2527), H3768 [23MY]
      ------revise regulations for student loan deferments with 
        respect to borrowers who are medical or dental residents (see 
        H.R. 2519), H3767 [23MY]
      Dept. of HUD: provide for renewal of project-based assisted 
        housing contracts at reimbursement levels that are sufficient 
        to sustain operations (see H.R. 2654), H4138 [26MY]
      Dept. of Labor: establish Small Employer Health Benefits Program 
        (see H.R. 3056), H5176 [24JN]
      Dept. of State: seek establishment of a conference where Iranian 
        nationals who oppose the policies of the Government of Iran 
        can discuss the future of the Government of Iran (see H.R. 
        4242), H9962 [7NO]
      Dept. of Transportation: make grants for construction projects 
        to prevent public access to tracks and other hazards of fixed 
        guideway systems in residential areas (see H.R. 3674), H7741 
        [7SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide for World War II veterans to 
        be in the same priority category for health care services as 
        World War I veterans (see H.R. 3457), H6933 [27JY]
      Drugs: provide penalties for open air drug markets (see H.R. 
        1758), H2469 [21AP]
      Education: provide access and equity in higher education (see 
        H.R. 1293), H1506 [15MR]
      ------provide grants to local educational agencies for 
        prekindergarten programs (see H.R. 3500), H7556 [28JY]
      Elementary and Secondary Education Act: amend certain 
        accountability provisions (see H.R. 2569), H3892 [24MY]
      Employment: allow employees the right to accept or reject 
        arbitration to resolve an employment controversy (see H.R. 
        3651), H7672 [6SE]
      ------condition minimum wage exemptions for organized camps on 
        compliance with certain safety standards (see H.R. 2748), 
        H4186 [7JN]
      ------provide workers with certain impairments employment 
        protection (see H.R. 3652), H7672 [6SE]
      ERISA: exclude cooperative employing units from multiple 
        employer welfare arrangements (see H.R. 2529), H3768 [23MY]
      ------exempt from preemption, under State tort actions to 
        recover damages, any employee welfare benefit plan providing 
        disability benefits that fails to provide timely benefits (see 
        H.R. 3789), H8087 [15SE]
      Executive departments: require payment of premiums for health 
        care coverage provided under the Federal Employees Health 
        Benefits Program for military reservists on extended active 
        duty (see H.R. 3201), H5637 [11JY]
      Families and domestic relations: deny passports to noncustodial 
        parents charged with nonpayment of child support or custodial 
        parents who are likely to remove a child to prevent contact 
        with the noncustodial parent (see H.R. 4327), H10225 [15NO]
      ------ensure that interest accrues on overdue child support 
        payments (see H.R. 1754), H2469 [21AP]
      ------require anticipated child support be held in trust on the 
        sale or refinancing of certain real property of an obligated 
        parent (see H.R. 1755), H2469 [21AP]
      Federal aid programs: public participation in establishing 
        locations of substance abuse treatment group homes (see H.R. 
        3516), H7557 [28JY]
      Federal employees: make health coverage available for dependent 
        parents (see H.R. 2752), H4186 [7JN]
      Foreign trade: protect small businesses from increased tariffs 
        or other retaliatory actions taken by the U.S. during a trade 
        dispute (see H.R. 3362), H6204 [20JY]
      Forest Service: establish the National Forest Ecosystem 
        Protection Program (see H.R. 3701), H7813 [8SE]
      Health: combat obesity (see H. Con. Res. 204), H5637 [11JY]
      ------establish a demonstration program to provide comprehensive 
        health assessments for students (see H.R. 4344), H10501 [16NO]
      Hossain, Mohammed Manir: relief (see H.R. 1867), H2550 [26AP]
      Housing: condition receipt of Federal housing funds by States or 
        localites on the preparation of an impact analysis of any new 
        rule that has an economic impact on housing construction costs 
        or affordability (see H.R. 3266), H5800 [13JY]
      ------ensure that dwelling units assisted under the section 8 
        rental housing voucher program comply with housing quality 
        standards (see H.R. 2653), H4138 [26MY]
      ------establish neighborhood review committees to advise public 
        housing agencies on enforcement of laws and regulations 
        governing assistance provided under tenant-based rental 
        assistance programs (see H.R. 2655), H4138 [26MY]
      ------require energy efficiency certifications for mortgage 
        insurance be conducted by accredited home energy rating system 
        providers (see H.R. 2751), H4186 [7JN]
      Housing Act: improve the rural housing loan guarantee program 
        (see H.R. 2656), H4138 [26MY] (see H.R. 2750), H4186 [7JN]
      Immigration: extend nonimmigrant status for spouses and children 
        of permanent resident aliens awaiting the availability of an 
        immigrant visa (see H.R. 1823), H2548 [26AP]
      Insurance: coverage of fertility and impotence treatment under 
        group and individual health plans and the Federal employees' 
        health benefits program (see H.R. 2759), H4186 [7JN]
      ------coverage of screening mammography (see H.R. 2761), H4186 
        [7JN]
      ------establish medical malpractice insurance corporations which 
        operate and function without hinderance or impedance in any 
        State to limit frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits (see 
        H.R. 3865), H8340 [22SE]
      Korean Americans: mint coins in commemoration of the 100th 
        anniversary of Korean immigration to the U.S. (see H.R. 1717), 
        H2393 [20AP]
      Law enforcement: ensure that State and local law enforcement 
        agencies execute warrants for arrest of nonviolent offenders 
        when children are not present, unless overriding circumstances 
        exist (see H.R. 2530), H3768 [23MY]
      ------include iris scan information in State criminal records 
        systems, allow use by National Instant Criminal Background 
        Check System, and require firearms dealers to obtain iris scan 
        information (see H.R. 4363), H10908 [17NO]
      Lawyers and attorneys: provide financial assistance to law 
        school graduates who choose to accept employment in a public 
        interest position (see H.R. 1753), H2469 [21AP]
      Manir, Ferdous Ara: relief (see H.R. 1867), H2550 [26AP]
      Manir, Maish Samiha: relief (see H.R. 1867), H2550 [26AP]
      Medicaid: coverage of disabled children and individuals who 
        became disabled as children without regard to income or assets 
        (see H.R. 3454), H6933 [27JY]
      ------require prorating of beneficiary contributions relative to 
        partial coverage for nursing facility services during a month 
        (see H.R. 4362), H10908 [17NO]
      Medicare: coverage of infertility treatment services for certain 
        disabled individuals (see H.R. 2758), H4186 [7JN]
      ------eliminate waiting period for coverage of certain disabled 
        individuals (see H.R. 3202), H5637 [11JY]
      ------establish a demonstration project for the use of an 
        Internet-based form for submission of certain claims (see H.R. 
        2762), H4186 [7JN]
      ------extend coverage of orthopedic shoes to individuals without 
        diabetes who medically require them (see H.R. 2324), H3260 
        [12MY]
      ------provide eligibility for coverage of home health services 
        on the basis of a need for occupational therapy (see H.R. 
        3022), H4984 [22JN]
      ------require preparation of audit reports based on the 
        financial auditing of Medicare Advantage organizations and 
        make such reports available to the public (see H.R. 2760), 
        H4186 [7JN]
      ------waive late enrollment penalty for certain beneficiaries 
        living abroad and provide a special Medigap open enrollment 
        period which prohibits underwriting (see H.R. 3654), H7672 
        [6SE] (see H.R. 3901), H8386 [27SE]
      Members of Congress: increase length of ban on lobbying 
        activities after leaving office (see H.R. 3623), H7612 [29JY]
      National Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: support goals 
        and ideals (see H. Res. 305), H4187 [7JN]
      New Jersey: divide into two judicial districts (see H.R. 3518), 
        H7557 [28JY]
      Pensions: combine defined benefit plans and deferred 
        compensation arrangements in a single plan (see H.R. 3899), 
        H8386 [27SE]
      ------require plan administrators that provide access to 
        automobile insurance to submit certain information on such 
        insurance to the FTC (see H.R. 3515), H7557 [28JY]
      Pesticides: making supplemental appropriations to ensure 
        inclusion in State source water assessment programs (see H.R. 
        1679), H2148 [19AP]
      Political campaigns: provide for public financing of House of 
        Representatives elections (see H.R. 2753), H4186 [7JN]
      Railroad Retirement Act: eliminate a limitation on benefits (see 
        H.R. 2754), H4186 [7JN]
      Real estate: authorize a homeowner to recover treble damages 
        from the homeowner's mortgage escrow servicer for failure to 
        make timely payments for homeowners insurance, taxes, or other 
        charges (see H.R. 3455), H6933 [27JY]
      ------require owners of property to test and disclose the water 
        quality of qualified wells before selling or leasing the 
        property (see H.R. 3977), H8732 [6OC]
      Refuse disposal: phase out incineration of solid waste (see H.R. 
        1958), H2735 [28AP]
      Rural areas: enhance effectiveness of rural business financing 
        programs (see H.R. 4342), H10501 [16NO]
      Safe Drinking Water Act: develop additional methods for 
        assessing the health effects of drinking water contaminants on 
        infants, children, women, and pregnant women (see H.R. 4198), 
        H9554 [2NO]
      Safety: create a system of background checks for certain workers 
        who enter people's homes (see H.R. 3432), H6649 [26JY]
      ------improve national pier inspections and safety standards 
        (see H.R. 1874), H2646 [27AP]
      Sewage disposal: require information on the contents of sludge 
        to be provided to purchasers of the sludge and the public (see 
        H.R. 4130), H9102 [25OC]
      Social Security: continuation of benefit payment through the 
        month of the beneficiary's death (see H.R. 3459), H6933 [27JY]
      ------provide benefits to certain uninsured children living 
        without parents (see H.R. 2622), H4072 [25MY]
      ------restore children's insurance benefits for children of a 
        certain age who attend postsecondary schools (see H.R. 4328), 
        H10225 [15NO]
      States: require States to conduct DNA tests to ascertain the 
        degree of genetic relatedness between two or more persons in 
        accordance with a national standard (see H.R. 2623), H4072 
        [25MY]
      Taxation: allow a credit for certain expenses related to the use 
        of recycled materials in qualified highway or surface freight 
        transfer facilities (see H.R. 4441), H11109 [6DE]
      ------allow a credit to C corporations which have substantial 
        employee ownership and encourage stock ownership by employees 
        by excluding from gross income stock paid as compensation for 
        services (see H.R. 3653), H7672 [6SE]
      ------allow credits to radio station owners who donate the 
        license and other assets of such station to a nonprofit 
        corporation that supports the fine arts (see H.R. 2904), H4560 
        [15JN]
      ------allow deduction of State and local income and property 
        taxes against the alternative minimum tax (see H.R. 2987), 
        H4801 [20JN]
      ------allow legally separated individuals to exclude U.S. 
        savings bond income from gross income if used to pay higher 
        education expenses (see H.R. 3460), H6933 [27JY]
      ------exclude from gross income discharges of indebtedness 
        attributable to certain forgiven residential mortgage 
        obligations (see H.R. 3458), H6933 [27JY]
      ------exempt from income tax the gain from the sale of a 
        business closely held by an individual who has attained age 62 
        (see H.R. 3461), H6933 [27JY]
      ------expand incentives for the environmental cleanup of certain 
        brownfield sites (see H.R. 1680), H2148 [19AP]
      ------inflation adjustment of the dollar limitation on the 
        exclusion of gain on the sale of a principal residence (see 
        H.R. 2757), H4186 [7JN]
      ------make Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credits 
        refundable and allow taxpayers to obtain short-term student 
        loans by using the future refund of such credits as collateral 
        for the loans (see H.R. 1756), H2469 [21AP]
      ------restore standards for determining employee status of 
        technical workers (see H.R. 3624), H7612 [29JY]
      ------treatment of health care subsidy payments made to 
        employers on behalf of volunteer firefighters (see H.R. 3012), 
        H4896 [21JN]
      ------treatment of legal fees awarded or received in connection 
        with nonphysical personal injury cases (see H.R. 2755), H4186 
        [7JN]
      Tobacco products: require cigarette products to be placed under 
        or behind the counter in retail sales (see H.R. 2749), H4186 
        [7JN]
      Transportation: require employment investigations for employees 
        of aircraft repair stations (see H.R. 4582), H12048 [16DE]
      Turkey: reject claim of sovereignty over islands and islets in 
        the Aegean Sea (see H. Con. Res. 137), H2471 [21AP]
      Veterans: establish a presumption of service-connection for 
        certain veterans with hepatitis C (see H.R. 3434), H6649 
        [26JY]
      Women: collect data on the availability of credit for women-
        owned business (see H.R. 2570), H3892 [24MY]
      ------ratify equal rights amendment as part of the Constitution 
        upon ratification by certain State legislatures (see H. Res. 
        155), H1509 [15MR]
      YWCA: clarify the status of retirement benefits under certain 
        benefit accrual standards (see H.R. 4455), H11219 [7DE]
  Letters
      Concern over wild horse slaughter: Allison M. Morgan, 
        E1078 [24MY]
  Lists
      Gloucester County College and Gloucester County Institute of 
        Technology GED program graduates, E1238 [15JN]
      Rutgers University President's Recognition Program Excellence in 
        Service and Bridge Award recipients, E2225 [31OC]
  Remarks
      Alice Paul Institute: tribute to Alice Paul Equality Award 
        recipients, E608 [12AP]
      Armed Forces: ensure access to Senior ROTC units and military 
        recruiters at institutions of higher education, H4019 [25MY]
      Armenia: anniversary of genocide, H2523 [26AP]
      Camden, NJ: tribute to Camden Academy Charter High School 
        graduating class, E1399 [30JN]
      Camden County, NJ: tribute to Camden County Prosecutors' Office 
        Award recipients, E1112 [26MY]
      China, Republic of: oppose proposed People's Republic of China 
        anti-secession law, E316 [1MR]
      Coast Guard: authorizing appropriations and amending various 
        laws administered by the Coast Guard (H.R. 889), 
        H8042, H8050 [15SE]
      ------Integrated Deepwater System Program funding, H3372 [17MY]
      ------require notification regarding obstructions to navigation, 
        H8042 [15SE]
      Cuba: anniversary of human rights crackdown (H. Con. Res. 81), 
        H2506 [26AP]
      ------call for release of political prisoners, E658 
        [15AP]
      Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military 
        activities and prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1815), 
        H4019, H4025 [25MY]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1815), conference 
        report, H12207 [18DE]
      ------authorizing appropriations for military activities and 
        prescribing personnel strengths (H.R. 1815), motion to 
        instruct conferees, H11865 [15DE]
      ------elimination of nation's stockpile of chemical weapons, 
        E1903 [20SE]
      ------prohibit defense contractors from requiring licenses or 
        fees for use of miltary likenesses and designations for model 
        airplanes and model ships, H4025 [25MY]
      ------submit reports on existence of clandestine facilities used 
        to detain individuals captured in the global war on terrorism, 
        H11865 [15DE]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: making appropriations (H.R. 2360), 
        H3372 [17MY]
      Dept. of the Interior and related agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 2361), H3659 [19MY]
      Depts. of Transportation, the Treasury, and HUD, the Judiciary, 
        District of Columbia, and independent agencies: making 
        appropriations (H.R. 3058), H5554 [30JN]
      Disasters: improve preparedness and response plans, 
        E1810 [8SE]
      Firefighters: reduce fatalities and injuries, make safety a 
        national priority, and support national initiative focusing on 
        firefighter safety (H. Con. Res. 180), H4822 [21JN]
      Gloucester County, NJ: tribute to Gloucester County College and 
        Gloucester County Institute of Technology GED program 
        graduates, E1238 [15JN]
      Haddon Heights, NJ: tribute to Atlantic Avenue Elementary 
        School, E1223 [14JN]
      Holocaust: remembrance, H3036 [5MY]
      Hurricanes: making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        relief for States impacted by Hurricane Katrina (H.R. 3645), 
        E1810 [8SE]
      International Atomic Energy Agency: rescind the Small Quantities 
        Protocol, H4640 [16JN]
      Iran: address ongoing nuclear efforts relative to threat to U.S. 
        national security and to international peace and security, 
        H4285, H4286, H4287, H4288, H4289 [8JN]
      Law enforcement: authorize a grant program to eliminate the 
        nationwide backlog of DNA analyses and obtain a DNA sample 
        from every person convicted of a qualifying offense (see H.R. 
        3404), H6380 [22JY]
      Matsui, Robert T.: tribute (H. Res. 11), E44 [6JA]
      Natural gas: provide additional requirements for the siting, 
        construction, or operation of liquefied natural gas import 
        facilities, H2433 [21AP]
      ------require certain terms and conditions for the siting, 
        construction, expansion, and operation of liquefied natural 
        gas import terminals, H8050 [15SE]
      New Jersey: tribute to Respond Culinary Academy, E196 
        [9FE]
      New Jersey (U.S.S.): tribute to vounteers, E1166 [8JN]
      Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission: increase 
        membership to improve efficiency (H.R. 740), H5689 [12JY]
      ------provide for adjudicative flexibility relative to employer 
        filing of notice of contest following the issuance of a 
        citation by OSHA (H.R. 739), H5683 [12JY]
      OSHA: provide for the award of attorney's fees and costs to 
        small employers when they prevail in litigation prompted by 
        the issuance of OSHA citations (H.R. 742), H5700 [12JY]
      Pensions: reform funding rules (H.R. 2830), H11758 [15DE]
      Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia International Airport runway 
        expansion funding, H5554 [30JN]
      Power resources: enhance energy conservation, research, and 
        development and provide for security and diversity in the 
        energy supply (H.R. 6), H2433 [21AP]
      Providence Pediatric Medical Day Care, Inc.: tribute, 
        E713 [21AP]
      Rutgers University: tribute to President's Recognition Program 
        Excellence in Service and Bridge Award recipients, 
        E2225 [31OC]
      Schiavo, Terri: relief of parents, Robert and Mary Schindler (S. 
        686), H1733 [20MR]
      Small business: improve access and choice relative to employee 
        health care (H.R. 525), H6485, H6491, H6501 [26JY]
      ------improve access and choice relative to employee health care 
        (H.R. 525), consideration (H. Res. 379), H6471 [26JY]
      Sooy, Norm: New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development 
        Excellence in Customer Service Award recipient, E2117 
        [18OC]
      Syria: end occupation of Lebanon, E661 [15AP]
      Taiwan Relations Act: reaffirm U.S. commitment, E316 
        [1MR]
      Tongass National Forest: prohibit funding for construction and 
        maintenance of roads used for logging, H3659 [19MY]
      Transportation: Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, 
        and transit programs funding (H.R. 3), consideration (H. Res. 
        144), H1276 [10MR], E446 [16MR]
      ------permit States to enact anti-corruption laws restricting 
        political contributions intended to influence awarding of 
        public contracts, H1276 [10MR], E446 [16MR]
      U.N.: reform (H.R. 2745), H4640 [16JN]
      U.S. Junior Girls Soccer Team: World Maccabi Games Gold Medal 
        award recipients, E1919 [21SE]
      Votes: correction, H2917 [4MY]
      ------position on missed, H4159 [7JN], H6220 
        [21JY], H7032 [28JY], H8128 [20SE], 
        H8529 [29SE], H8891 [18OC], H9071 
        [25OC], H9448 [1NO], H9813 [7NO], 
        H9992 [8NO], H10189 [15NO], H11183 
        [7DE], E291 [18FE], E519 [20MR], E735 
        [22AP], E767 [26AP], E1284 [20JN], 
        E1377 [28JN]
      Workforce Investment Act: prohibit faith-based organizations 
        receiving Federal funds from discriminating in hiring 
        practices, H874, H910 [2MR]
      ------strengthen career centers, provide effective governance 
        arrangements, promote access to employment, training, and 
        youth services, and improve performance accountability (H.R. 
        27), H874, H910 [2MR], E391 [9MR]
  Remarks in House relative to
      Leave of absence: granted, H2392 [20AP]
  Tributes
      Cornell, Jean K.E., E1043 [20MY]
      Kendall, Stephen F., E2094 [17OC]
      Kerfoot, John, E1686 [29JY]
      Levine, Richard A., E1258 [17JN]
      Morgan, Allison M., E1078 [24MY]
      Rodino, Peter W., Jr., H4796 [20JN]
      Ryan, Wanda B., E838 [2MY]




ANDRUS, EDWARD A.

  Letters
      Recommend integration of Croatia into NATO, E2528 [14DE]




ANDWOOD, DEBORAH J.

  Biographies
      Award Narrative--Colonel Deborah J. Andwood, E1203 [14JN]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1203 [14JN]




ANGEL ISLAND IMMIGRATION STATION RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 262), S886 [2FE]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 606), H3714-H3716 [23MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (H.R. 606), S13057 [16NO]
      Enact (S. 262), S890 [2FE]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) 
        (H.R. 606) (S. Rept. 109-157), S11558 [19OC]
  Texts of
      H.R. 606, provisions, H3714 [23MY]
      S. 262, provisions, S890 [2FE]




ANGEVINE, JOHN R.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E1499 [15JY]




ANGOFF, JAY

  Summaries
      Falling Claims and Rising Premiums in the Medical Malpractice 
        Insurance Industry, S9291 [28JY]




ANGOLA, NY

  Essays
      Government and Freedom: Cody Catalano, E2465 [7DE]
      ------Jessica Westley, E2465 [7DE]
      ------Joshua Allen, E2465 [7DE]
      ------Kalie Weinheimer, E2465 [7DE]
      ------Kelly Carlson, E2465 [7DE]
      ------Kim Vona, E2465 [7DE]
      ------Rebecca Swatsworth, E2465 [7DE]
  Poems
      ``American Life,'' Katherine Dinkuhn, E2465 [7DE]
  Remarks in House
      Cradle Beach Camp: completion of wheelchair accessible 
        treehouse, E1305 [21JN]
      Lake Shore Middle School: tribute, E2465 [7DE]




ANGOLA, REPUBLIC OF

  Bills and resolutions
      Africa: establish responsible energy policy towards the Gulf of 
        Guinea region in West Africa (see H. Con. Res. 229), H7561 
        [28JY]
      Immigration: eligibility of nationals for temporary protected 
        status (see H.R. 334), H194 [25JA]
  Remarks in House
      Africa: establish responsible energy policy towards the Gulf of 
        Guinea region in West Africa, E1534 [19JY]
      ------establish responsible energy policy towards the Gulf of 
        Guinea region in West Africa (H. Con. Res. 229), E1711 [29JY]
  Reports
      Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Calls West Africa a 
        Strategic but Underutilized Partner in Quest for U.S. Energy 
        Security: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., E1535 
        [19JY]




ANGOSTURA HOLDINGS LTD.

  Remarks in Senate
      Eximbank: prohibit funding for loans or guarantees for 
        construction of certain ethanol dehydration plants, S8408 
        [18JY]




ANGUS, BRETT E.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2484 [8DE]




ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see H.R. 4239), H9695 [4NO]
  Remarks in House
      Enact (H.R. 4239), E2276 [4NO]




ANIMAL FEED PROTECTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (see S. 73), S143 [24JA]
  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 73), S249 [24JA]
  Texts of
      S. 73, provisions, S249 [24JA]




ANIMAL FIGHTING PROHIBITION ENFORCEMENT ACT

  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 382), S4605 [28AP]
  Texts of
      S. 382, provisions, S4605 [28AP]




ANIMAL HEALTH PROTECTION ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Dept. of Agriculture: establish electronic nationwide livestock 
        identification system, prevent unauthorized release of 
        information collected, and review responses to livestock 
        disease outbreaks (see H.R. 1254), H1370 [10MR]
  Remarks in House
      Dept. of Agriculture: establish an electronic nationwide 
        livestock identification system, H4258, H4259 [8JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      Dept. of Agriculture: implement the U.S. Animal Identification 
        Plan, S10226 [20SE]




ANIMAL WELFARE ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Animals: ensure that all dogs and cats used by research 
        facilities are obtained legally (see S. 451), S1623 [17FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: strengthen ability to regulate pet 
        industry (see S. 1139), S6021 [26MY] (see H.R. 2669), H4139 
        [26MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Animals: ensure that all dogs and cats used by research 
        facilities are obtained legally, S10221 [20SE]
      ------ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities 
        are obtained legally (S. 451), S1670 [17FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: strengthen ability to regulate pet 
        industry (S. 1139), S6031 [26MY], S9148 [27JY]




ANIMALS  related term(s) National Wildlife Refuges
  Addresses
      Advances in Veterinary Medicine: Senator Jeffords, S8942 [26JY]
  Amendments
      Endangered Species Act: provide greater results conserving and 
        recovering listed species (H.R. 3824), H8348 [26SE], H8552, 
        H8560, H8564 [29SE]
  Articles and editorials
      Bring an End to Horse Slaughter, S10219 [20SE]
      Endangered Act, H8519 [29SE]
      Horse Sense in Senate, S10219 [20SE]
      Open Canada to U.S. Beef Salazar Must Follow Allard's Example 
        With Japan, S1968 [3MR]
      Save Horses--Bill Would Stop Slaughter, S10219 [20SE]
      Save the Horses, S10218 [20SE]
      Species Act Succeeds With Flying Colors, H8520 [29SE]
      Trust Seal Pups' Assessment of Climate, S7003 [22JN]
  Bills and resolutions
      Agreement Between the U.S. and Russia on the Conservation and 
        Management of the Alaska-Chukotka Polar Bear Population: 
        implement (see S. 2013), S12839 [15NO]
      Agriculture: compensate livestock operators who voluntarily 
        relinquish a grazing permit or lease on Federal lands where 
        conflicts with other multiple uses render livestock grazing 
        impractical (see H.R. 3166), H5601 [30JN]
      ------ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock 
        (see S. 1779), S10594 [28SE] (see H.R. 3931), H8513 [28SE]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (see S. 1333), S7614 [29JN] (see H.R. 2068), 
        H2975 [4MY]
      ------provide assistance to agricultural producers whose 
        operations were severely damaged by hurricanes (see S. 2009), 
        S12839 [15NO] (see H.R. 4330), H10226 [15NO]
      ------provide disaster assistance to agricultural producers for 
        crop and livestock losses (see S. 1692), S9984 [13SE] (see 
        H.R. 3754), H7860 [13SE]
      ------provide greater fairness in livestock and poultry contract 
        arbitration process (see S. 2131), S13786 [16DE]
      ------recognize importance of livestock ranching and compensate 
        ranchers when certain Government actions result in losses 
        under a grazing permit or lease issued by a Federal land 
        management agency (see H.R. 411), H234 [26JA]
      BLM: allow sale and adoption of excess wild free-roaming horses 
        and burros (see S. 1273), S6825 [20JN] (see H.R. 2993), H4802 
        [20JN]
      Business and industry: restore prohibition on commercial sale 
        and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros (see S. 
        576), S2383 [9MR] (see H.R. 297), H193 [25JA]
      Canada: urge end to commercial hunt for seals (see S. Res. 33), 
        S739 [1FE]
      Cape Lookout National Seashore: adjust number of free roaming 
        horses permitted (see H.R. 126), H75 [4JA]
      CERCLA: provide that manure is not considered a hazardous 
        substance, pollutant, or contaminant (see H.R. 4341), H10501 
        [16NO]
      Chesapeake Bay: enhance authorities of the NOAA Chesapeake Bay 
        Office to establish programs to enhance protection (see S. 
        1494), S8948 [26JY]
      China, People's Republic of: adhere to internationally 
        recognized health standards by prohibiting use of antiviral 
        medication to protect livestock (see H. Res. 377), H6381 
        [22JY]
      Congress: disapprove rule submitted by the Dept. of Agriculture 
        relating to risk zones for introduction of bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) (see S.J. Res. 4), S1345 
        [14FE] (see H.J. Res. 23), H796 [17FE]
      Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary: expand boundaries (see 
        S. 880), S4108 [21AP] (see H.R. 1712), H2149 [19AP]
      Crime: ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities 
        are obtained legally (see S. 451), S1623 [17FE]
      ------prohibit certain computer assisted remote hunting (see 
        H.R. 1558), H1894 [12AP]
      ------strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting (see S. 
        382), S1413 [15FE] (see H.R. 817), H629 [15FE]
      Dept. of Agriculture: allow quick aid to producers in federally 
        declared disaster areas (see S. 1776), S10513 [27SE] (see H.R. 
        1118), H983 [3MR]
      ------establish a Livestock Identification Board (see H.R. 
        3170), H5601 [30JN]
      ------establish electronic nationwide livestock identification 
        system, prevent unauthorized release of information collected, 
        and review responses to livestock disease outbreaks (see H.R. 
        1254), H1370 [10MR]
      ------prevent a quality grade label issued for beef and lamb 
        from being used for imported beef or lamb (see S. 2018), 
        S12949 [16NO]
      ------prohibit establishment of standards to designate minimal-
        risk regions, including Canada, for bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) unless country-of-origin 
        labeling is required (see S. 108), S144 [24JA] (see H.R. 384), 
        H233 [26JA]
      ------prohibit establishment of standards to designate minimal-
        risk regions, including Canada, for bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) unless export access for 
        cattle and beef products improves (see H.R. 187), H77 [4JA]
      ------strengthen ability to regulate pet industry (see S. 1139), 
        S6021 [26MY] (see H.R. 2669), H4139 [26MY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: increase the number of trained 
        detection canines (see H.R. 4285), H10145 [9NO]
      Dept. of Justice: provide authority to apprehend, prosecute, and 
        convict individuals committing animal enterprise terror (see 
        S. 1926), S12006 [27OC] (see H.R. 4239), H9695 [4NO]
      Dept. of the Interior: provide project grants and emergency 
        assistance to address critical great ape conservation needs 
        (see H.R. 2693), H4140 [26MY]
      Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: ensure State and 
        local emergency preparedness operational plans address the 
        needs of individuals with pets or service animals during a 
        disaster or emergency (see H.R. 3858), H8340 [22SE]
      Diseases: provide better protection against bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and other prion diseases (see 
        S. 2002), S12766 [14NO]
      Endangered species: assist in the conservation of flagship 
        species throughout the world (see H.R. 93), H74 [4JA]
      ------enable certain Federal agencies to rescue and relocate 
        species threatened by reconstruction, maintenance, or repair 
        of manmade flood control levees (see H.R. 2779), H4187 [7JN]
      ------enhance the role of States in recovery, implement a 
        species conservation recovery system, and provide assistance 
        and incentives to promote recovery (see S. 2110), S13659 
        [15DE]
      ------protect the remaining herd of wild and genetically pure 
        American Buffalo (see H.R. 2428), H3554 [18MY]
      Endangered Species Act: establish limitations on the designation 
        of critical habitat (see H.R. 1837), H2549 [26AP]
      ------provide greater results conserving and recovering listed 
        species (see H.R. 3824), H8102 [19SE]
      ------provide greater results conserving and recovering listed 
        species (H.R. 3824), consideration (see H. Res. 470), H8512 
        [28SE]
      ------reform process for designating critical habitat (see H.R. 
        1299), H1507 [15MR]
      ------treat distinct population segments of the Eastern oyster 
        as separate species (see H.R. 3110), H5434 (see H.R. 3110), 
        H5479 [29JN]
      Endangered Species Day: designate (see S. Res. 219), S9285 
        [28JY]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve effectiveness of 
        medically important antibiotics used in treatment of human and 
        animal diseases (see S. 742), S3358 [7AP] (see H.R. 2562), 
        H3892 [24MY]
      Food: amend inspection laws to notify consumers of products 
        produced from crops, livestock, or poultry raised on sewage 
        sludge-treated land (see H.R. 207), H78 [4JA]
      ------promote food safety and protect the animal feed supply 
        from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) (see 
        S. 73), S143 [24JA]
      Food industry: strengthen restrictions on importation from 
        bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) minimal-
        risk regions of meat, meat byproducts, and meat food products 
        from bovines (see S. 294), S979 [3FE]
      Foreign aid: support and provide financial resources for 
        conservation programs of nations within the range of rare 
        felid and rare canid populations (see H.R. 1707), H2149 [19AP]
      Forest Service: establish the National Forest Ecosystem 
        Protection Program (see H.R. 3701), H7813 [8SE]
      Freedom of Information Act: exempt certain animal identification 
        information from disclosure (see H.R. 1256), H1370 [10MR]
      Government regulations: add non-human primates to the definition 
        of prohibited wildlife species (see S. 1509), S9158 [27JY]
      ------treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species 
        under certain regulations governing illegal trade or 
        possession of wildlife (see H.R. 1329), H1620 [16MR]
      Great Ape Conservation Act: reauthorize (see S. 1250), S6658 
        [15JN]
      Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: expand 
        boundaries (see S. 880), S4108 [21AP] (see H.R. 1712), H2149 
        [19AP]
      Hawaii: recognize threat posed by non-native plants, animals, 
        and plant and animal diseases to ecosystem and expand Federal 
        efforts to prevent introduction of non-native species (see 
        H.R. 3468), H6933 [27JY]
      Hazardous substances: prohibit manufacture, processing, 
        possession, or distribution of sodium fluoroacetate (Compound 
        1080), collect and destroy remaining stocks, and compensate 
        persons who turn any in for destruction (see H.R. 4567), 
        H12047 [16DE]
      ------require engine coolant and antifreeze to contain a 
        bittering agent so as to render it unpalatable (see S. 1110), 
        S5851 [24MY] (see H.R. 2567), H3892 [24MY]
      Health care professionals: establish a competitive grant program 
        to build capacity in veterinary medical education and expand 
        the workforce of veterinarians engaged in public health 
        practice and biomedical research (see S. 914), S4397 [27AP] 
        (see H.R. 2206), H3060 [9MY]
      Hunting and trapping: prohibit certain interstate conduct 
        relative to exotic animals (see S. 304), S1049 [7FE] (see H.R. 
        1688), H2148 [19AP]
      ------prohibit steel jaw leghold traps (see H.R. 3442), H6650 
        [26JY]
      ------recognize hunting heritage and provide opportunities for 
        continued hunting on public lands (see S. 1522), S9284 [28JY]
      ------recognize vital importance of hunting as a legitimate tool 
        of wildlife resource management (see H. Con. Res. 305), H10909 
        [17NO]
      Hurricanes: ensure that Federal response and recovery efforts 
        for Hurricane Katrina include consideration for animal rescue 
        and care (see S. Res. 251), S10425 [26SE]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (see 
        S. 1915), S11823 [25OC] (see H.R. 503), H285 [1FE]
      Japan: impose retaliatory economic measures if U.S. beef imports 
        do not resume immediately (see S. 1922), S11917 [26OC] (see S. 
        Res. 87), S2995 [17MR] (see H.R. 4179), H9425 [28OC] (see H. 
        Res. 137), H984 [3MR]
      Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act: extend termination date for 
        mandatory price reporting (see S. 1613), S9645 [6SE]
      ------reauthorize, and amend swine reporting provisions (see 
        H.R. 3408), H6380 [22JY]
      Marine Mammal Protection Act: modify goals relative to 
        incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals in 
        commercial fishing operations (see H.R. 3839), H8162 [20SE]
      Marine mammals: authorize research to improve understanding and 
        protection (see H.R. 2130), H3052 [5MY] (see H.R. 4075), H8918 
        [18OC]
      ------condemn the inhumane and unnecessary slaughter of small 
        cetaceans, porpoise, dolphins and whales (see S. Res. 99), 
        S3278 [6AP]
      ------establish a research program to provide for the recovery 
        of the southern sea otter (see H.R. 2323), H3260 [12MY]
      ------reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal scientific 
        whaling and provide protection for, and conservation of, the 
        world's whale populations to prevent trade in whale meat (see 
        S. Con. Res. 33), S5219 [16MY] (see H. Con. Res. 164), H3769 
        [23MY]
      National Invasive Species Council: establish (see S. 507), S2003 
        [3MR] (see H.R. 1593), H1968 [13AP]
      NIH: conduct and support research on animals to develop 
        techniques for the derivation of stem cells from embryos that 
        do not harm the embryos (see H.R. 2574), H3892 [24MY]
      Packers and Stockyards Act: prohibit packers from owning, 
        feeding, or controlling livestock intended for slaughter (see 
        S. 818), S3735 [15AP]
      ------prohibit use of certain anti-competitive forward contracts 
        (see S. 960), S4546 [28AP] (see H.R. 4257), H10038 [8NO]
      Public lands: preserve the use and access of pack and saddle 
        stock animals to public lands where there is a historical 
        tradition of such use (see S. 781), S3652 [14AP] (see H.R. 
        586), H352 [2FE]
      ------protect, conserve, and restore certain public lands 
        through cooperative cost-shared grants to control and mitigate 
        the spread of invasive species (see S. 1541), S9285 [28JY]
      Science: prohibit human chimeras (see S. 659), S2994 [17MR] (see 
        S. 1373), S7986 [11JY]
      Tariff: dog accessories (see H.R. 3677), H7741 [7SE]
      Tariff Act: amend relative to marking of imported live bovine 
        animals (see H.R. 1802), H2471 [21AP]
      Taxation: exclude from gross income amounts received on the sale 
        of certain animals associated with educational programs (see 
        H.R. 3079), H5252 [27JN]
      ------treatment of horses (see S. 1528), S9284 [28JY] (see H.R. 
        4151), H9275 [26OC]
      Terrorism: criminalize acts of agroterrorism and enhance 
        agricultural biosecurity through increased prevention, 
        detection, response, and recovery planning (see S. 1532), 
        S9284 [28JY]
      Trails: designate the Chisholm Trail and Great Western Trail 
        historic cattle-drive trails for study and for potential 
        addition to the National Trails System (see H.R. 2964), H4721 
        [17JN]
      Washington County, UT: acquisition of property for 
        implementation of a desert tortoise habitat (see S. 164), S436 
        [25JA]
      Water: establish marine and freshwater research, development, 
        and demonstration programs to control and eradicate invasive 
        species, educate the public, and restore ecosystems (see H.R. 
        1592), H1968 [13AP]
      Wildlife: protect captive wildlife and make technical 
        corrections to certain laws (see S. 1415), S8419 [18JY]
  Letters
      Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas exploration impact 
        on human rights of Gwich'in people: several Representatives, 
        E2375 [16NO]
      Chesapeake Bay restoration legislation: Mike Waugh, Chesapeake 
        Bay Commission, S8959 [26JY]
      ------Roy A. Hoagland, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, S8958 [26JY]
      Concern over wild horse slaughter: Allison M. Morgan, E1078 
        [24MY]
      Dept. of Agriculture funding to inspect horses for the purpose 
        of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption: James M. 
        Kelly, Dept. of Agriculture, S12228 [2NO]
      Fair Contracts for Growers Act: Chris Peterson, Iowa Farmers 
        Union, S13795 [16DE]
      ------George Naylor, National Family Farm Coalition, S13796 
        [16DE]
      ------Keith Mudd, Organization for Competitive Markets, S13795 
        [16DE]
      ------Martha L. Noble, Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, S13795 
        [16DE]
      ------Steven D. Etka, Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform, 
        S13796 [16DE]
      ------Traci Bruckner, Center for Rural Affairs, S13795 [16DE]
      Prohibit slaughter of horses: Paula Bacon, Mayor of Kaufman, TX, 
        S10219 [20SE]
      Public Land Protection and Conservation Act: Marjorie Ziegler, 
        Conservation Council of Hawaii, S9305 [28JY]
      ------National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species, 
        S9305 [28JY]
      ------Peter T. Young, Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural 
        Resources, S9305 [28JY]
      Reopening of Canadian border relative to Dept. of Agriculture 
        ruling on risk zones for introduction of bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease): several Senators, S1967 
        [3MR]
      Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act: Steve Ellis, 
        Taxpayers for Common Sense (organization), E2004 [3OC]
      Urge Canada to end commercial hunt for seals: Paul V. Kelly, 
        Dept. of State, S825 [1FE]
  Press releases
      Dept. of Agriculture Proposed Rule To Allow Importation of Beef 
        From Japan: Jim McAdams, National Cattlemen's Beef 
        Association, S10211 [20SE]
      ------Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers 
        of America (organization), S10210 [20SE]
  Remarks in House
      Agriculture: establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat, H4205 [8JN]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (H.R. 2068), H4301 [9JN]
      BLM: prohibit funding for sale or slaughter of free-roaming 
        horses and burros, H3659-H3663 [19MY]
      Business and industry: restore prohibition on commercial sale 
        and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros (H.R. 
        297), E60 [25JA]
      Canada: urge end to commercial hunt for seals, E449 [16MR]
      Cape Lookout National Seashore: adjust number of free roaming 
        horses permitted (H.R. 126), H1375 [14MR]
      Capitol Police: prohibit transfer of horse mounted unit to U.S. 
        Park Police, H4954-H4956 [22JN]
      Crime: strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, H9699 
        [7NO]
      Dept. of Agriculture: establish an electronic nationwide 
        livestock identification system, H4258, H4259 [8JN]
      ------National Animal Disease Laboratory funding, H9392 [28OC]
      ------organic food standards, H9392, H9393 [28OC]
      ------prohibit establishment of standards to designate minimal-
        risk regions, including Canada, for bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) unless country-of-origin 
        labeling is required (H.R. 384), E98 [26JA]
      ------prohibit funding to inspect horses for the purpose of 
        slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption, H4247-H4251 
        [8JN]
      ------require testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad 
        cow disease) at the request of any livestock producer or 
        processor, H4270 [8JN]
      Dept. of Justice: provide authority to apprehend, prosecute, and 
        convict individuals committing animal enterprise terror (H.R. 
        4239), E2276 [4NO]
      Dept. of the Interior: provide project grants and emergency 
        assistance to address critical great ape conservation needs 
        (H.R. 2693), E1114 [26MY]
      Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: ensure State and 
        local emergency preparedness operational plans address the 
        needs of individuals with pets or service animals during a 
        disaster or emergency (H.R. 3858), E1943 [22SE]
      Elephant Appreciation Day: observance, E1970 [28SE]
      Endangered Species Act: clarify intended use of recovery plans 
        as discretionary guidance documents, E2076 [7OC]
      ------compensate landowners who relinquish property for recovery 
        of an endangered species or for certain other purposes, H8520, 
        H8545, H8551, H8562, H8564, H8575, H8577, H8579-H8581 [29SE]
      ------consolidate related programs and review protective 
        regulations, H8561-H8563 [29SE]
      ------detail associated costs in customers' monthly electricity 
        bills, H8523 [29SE]
      ------habitat protection, H8579 [29SE]
      ------imposing of potential Federal regualtory requirements, 
        withholding of permits and licenses, or requiring special 
        stipulations on Federal leases relative to not yet listed 
        species, H8546 [29SE]
      ------provide greater results conserving and recovering listed 
        species (H.R. 3824), H8392 [28SE], H8517, H8535-H8584 [29SE], 
        E2003 [3OC], E2015, E2016, E2020, E2028, E2042 [6OC], E2055, 
        E2057, E2058, E2066, E2071, E2076 [7OC], E2185 [27OC]
      ------provide greater results conserving and recovering listed 
        species (H.R. 3824), amendment process, H8325 [22SE]
      ------provide greater results conserving and recovering listed 
        species (H.R. 3824), consideration (H. Res. 470), H8517-H8525 
        [29SE]
      ------treatment of private property rights, H8547, H8548 [29SE]
      First Responder Grants Board: add Animal and Plant Health 
        Inspection Service Administrator to board, H3228, H3229 [12MY]
      Florida: increase weight limitation for cattle shipments, H7575 
        [29JY]
      Glade Valley, NC: tribute to DearHaven Therapeutic Riding 
        Center, H4408 [14JN]
      Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: expand 
        boundaries (H.R. 1712), H11566 [14DE]
      Hawaii: recognize threat posed by non-native plants, animals, 
        and plant and animal diseases to ecosystem and expand Federal 
        efforts to prevent introduction of non-native species (H.R. 
        3468), E1643 [27JY]
      Hunting and trapping: prohibit certain interstate conduct 
        relative to exotic animals (H.R. 1688), E702 [19AP]
      Japan: impose retaliatory economic measures if U.S. beef imports 
        do not resume immediately, H9448 [1NO], H11473 [13DE]
      ------impose retaliatory economic measures if U.S. beef imports 
        do not resume immediately (H. Res. 137), H8954 [19OC]
      ------impose retaliatory economic measures if U.S. beef imports 
        do not resume immediately (H.R. 4179), H9365 [28OC], E2267 
        [3NO]
      Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act: reauthorize, and amend swine 
        reporting provisions (H.R. 3408), H7875-H7877 [14SE]
      Los Angeles, CA: tribute to Audubon Center at Ernest E. Debs 
        Park, E222 [10FE]
      Louisville, KY: tribute to Louisville Zoological Gardens for 
        American Association of Museums accreditation, E319 [1MR]
      Marine mammals: impact of dock-building, H8562 [29SE]
      National Audubon Society, Inc.: anniversary, E222 [10FE]
      National Invasive Species Council: establish (H.R. 1593), E633 
        [13AP]
      NIH: conduct and support research on animals to develop 
        techniques for the derivation of stem cells from embryos that 
        do not harm the embryos (H.R. 2574), H4125-H4130 [26MY], H4183 
        [7JN]
      San Mateo County, CA: tribute to Sheriff's Office Canine Unit, 
        E86 [26JA]
      Sea Otter Awareness Week: observance, E1951 [27SE]
      Taxation: exclude from gross income amounts received on the sale 
        of certain animals associated with educational programs (H.R. 
        3079), E1363 [27JN]
      Washington Animal Rescue League: tribute, E1668 [29JY]
      Water: establish marine and freshwater research, development, 
        and demonstration programs to control and eradicate invasive 
        species, educate the public, and restore ecosystems (H.R. 
        1592), E631, E639 [13AP]
  Remarks in Senate
      Agreement Between the U.S. and Russia on the Conservation and 
        Management of the Alaska-Chukotka Polar Bear Population: 
        implement (S. 2013), S12851 [15NO]
      Agriculture: ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory 
        livestock, S10221 [20SE]
      ------ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock (S. 
        1779), S10596 [28SE]
      ------establish a voluntary program for country of origin 
        labeling of meat (S. 1333), S7632 [29JN]
      ------provide disaster assistance to agricultural producers for 
        crop and livestock losses, S12043 [28OC]
      ------provide disaster assistance to agricultural producers for 
        crop and livestock losses (S. 1692), star print, S10391 [22SE]
      ------provide greater fairness in livestock and poultry contract 
        arbitration process (S. 2131), S13794 [16DE]
      AID: devise strategy to assist in reversing the decline of the 
        Irrawaddy dolphin habitat, S2239 [8MR]
      American Veterinary Medical Association: tribute, S9439 [29JY]
      BLM: allow sale and adoption of excess wild free-roaming horses 
        and burros (S. 1273), S6832 [20JN]
      Business and industry: restore prohibition on commercial sale 
        and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros (S. 576), 
        S2392 [9MR]
      Canada: urge end to commercial hunt for seals (S. Res. 33), S825 
        [1FE], S2730 [15MR]
      Cape Lookout National Seashore: adjust number of free roaming 
        horses permitted (H.R. 126), S13056 [16NO]
      Chesapeake Bay: enhance authorities of the NOAA Chesapeake Bay 
        Office to establish programs to enhance protection (S. 1494), 
        S8951-S8953 [26JY]
      Congress: disapprove rule submitted by the Dept. of Agriculture 
        relating to risk zones for introduction of bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) (S.J. Res. 4), S1349 [14FE], 
        S1591 [17FE], S1927 [2MR], S1961-S1979 [3MR]
      Conservancy of Southwest Florida: anniversary, S737 [1FE]
      Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary: expand boundaries (S. 
        880), S4128 [21AP]
      Crime: ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities 
        are obtained legally, S10221 [20SE]
      ------ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities 
        are obtained legally (S. 451), S1670 [17FE]
      ------strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting (S. 382), 
        S1500 [16FE], S4605 [28AP]
      Dept. of Agriculture: change in Federal regulations relaxing 
        prohibition of beef imports from Canada due to bovine 
        spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), S26 [4JA], S1591 
        [17FE]
      ------implement the U.S. Animal Identification Plan, S10226 
        [20SE]
      ------prohibit establishment of standards to designate minimal-
        risk regions, including Canada, for bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) unless country-of-origin 
        labeling is required (S. 108), S278 [24JA]
      ------prohibit funding to inspect horses for the purpose of 
        slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption, S10218-S10220 
        [20SE]
      ------prohibit the use of funds for developing a final rule 
        regarding the importation of beef from Japan, S10210-S10214 
        [20SE]
      ------strengthen ability to regulate pet industry (S. 1139), 
        S6031 [26MY], S9148 [27JY]
      Dept. of Defense: allow military personnel to adopt working 
        military animals, S13496 [13DE]
      Dept. of HUD: prohibit community development funds from being 
        used for construction of an animal shelter in Westerly, RI, 
        S11614 [20OC]
      Diseases: provide better protection against bovine spongiform 
        encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and other prion diseases (S. 
        2002), S12767 [14NO]
      Endangered species: enhance the role of States in recovery, 
        implement a species conservation recovery system, and provide 
        assistance and incentives to promote recovery (S. 2110), 
        S13677-S13679 [15DE]
      ------modify provisions that provide legal protections to 
        environmental rulings of Federal agencies, S12748 [14NO]
      Endangered Species Day: designate (S. Res. 219), S9308 [28JY]
      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: preserve effectiveness of 
        medically important antibiotics used in treatment of human and 
        animal diseases (S. 742), S3407 [11AP]
      Food: promote food safety and protect the animal feed supply 
        from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), S81-
        S84 [20JA]
      ------promote food safety and protect the animal feed supply 
        from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) (S. 
        73), S249 [24JA]
      Government regulations: add non-human primates to the definition 
        of prohibited wildlife species (S. 1509), S9183 [27JY]
      Great Ape Conservation Act: reauthorize (S. 1250), S6661 [15JN], 
        S9889 [9SE]
      Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: expand 
        boundaries (S. 880), S4128 [21AP]
      Health care professionals: establish a competitive grant program 
        to build capacity in veterinary medical education and expand 
        the workforce of veterinarians engaged in public health 
        practice and biomedical research (S. 914), S4404 [27AP]
      Hunting and trapping: prohibit certain interstate conduct 
        relative to exotic animals (S. 304), S1055 [7FE]
      ------recognize hunting heritage and provide opportunities for 
        continued hunting on public lands (S. 1522), S9289 [28JY]
      Hurricanes: ensure that Federal response and recovery efforts 
        for Hurricane Katrina include consideration for animal rescue 
        and care (S. Res. 251), S10460 [26SE]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit transport of horses for the 
        purpose of slaughter or horse flesh for human consumption (S. 
        1915), S11824 [25OC]
      Japan: impose retaliatory economic measures if U.S. beef imports 
        do not resume immediately, S11658 [20OC]
      ------impose retaliatory economic measures if U.S. beef imports 
        do not resume immediately (S. 1922), S12043, S12050 [28OC]
      ------prevent importation of Japanese beef into the U.S. until 
        Japan allows the importation of U.S. beef, S10212, S10213 
        [20SE]
      Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act: extend termination date for 
        mandatory price reporting (S. 1613), S9648 [6SE], S9995 
        [13SE], S10794 [30SE]
      ------reauthorize, and amend swine reporting provisions (H.R. 
        3408), S10794 [30SE]
      Marine mammals: condemn the inhumane and unnecessary slaughter 
        of small cetaceans, porpoise, dolphins and whales (S. Res. 
        99), S3317 [6AP]
      ------reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal scientific 
        whaling and provide protection for, and conservation of, the 
        world's whale populations to prevent trade in whale meat (S. 
        Con. Res. 33), S5231, S5232 [16MY]
      National Invasive Species Council: establish (S. 507), S2011 
        [3MR]
      Owensboro, KY: tribute to Samoyed Club of America, Inc., Simply 
        Southern National Specialty show, S10370 [22SE]
      Packers and Stockyards Act: prohibit use of certain anti-
        competitive forward contracts (S. 960), S4572 [28AP]
      Public lands: protect, conserve, and restore certain public 
        lands through cooperative cost-shared grants to control and 
        mitigate the spread of invasive species (S. 1541), S9302 
        [28JY]
      Taxation: clarify benefit eligibility of animal racing related 
        property located in hurricane affected areas, S13704 [16DE]
      ------treatment of horses (S. 1528), S9293 [28JY]
      Terrorism: criminalize acts of agroterrorism and enhance 
        agricultural biosecurity through increased prevention, 
        detection, response, and recovery planning (S. 1532), S9296 
        [28JY]
      University of Miami: Marine Life Science Building funding, 
        S10073, S10074 [15SE]
      Washington County, UT: acquisition of property for 
        implementation of a desert tortoise habitat (S. 164), S492 
        [25JA]
      Wildlife: protect captive wildlife and make technical 
        corrections to certain laws (S. 1415), S9890, S9891 [9SE]
  Reports filed
      Cape Lookout National Seashore Free Roaming Horses Number 
        Adjustment: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Senate) 
        (H.R. 126) (S. Rept. 109-154), S11558 [19OC]
      Consideration of H.R. 3824, Threatened and Endangered Species 
        Recovery Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 470) (H. 
        Rept. 109-240), H8512 [28SE]
      Great Ape Conservation Act: Committee on Environment and Public 
        Works (Senate) (S. 1250) (S. Rept. 109-123), S9599 [1SE]
      Marine Mammal Understanding and Protection Improvement Research 
        Authorization: Committee on Resources (House) (H.R. 2130) (H. 
        Rept. 109-180), H6326 [21JY]
      Protect Captive Wildlife and Make Technical Corrections to 
        Certain Laws: Committee on Environment and Public Works 
        (Senate) (S. 1415) (S. Rept. 109-126), S9599 [1SE]
      Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act: Committee on 
        Resources (House) (H.R. 3824) (H. Rept. 109-237), H8386 [27SE]
  Statements
      American Veterinary Medical Association Convention: Henry E. 
        Childers, American Veterinary Medical Association, S9439 
        [29JY]
      Disapproval of Rule Submitted by the Dept. of Agriculture 
        Relating to Risk Zones for Introduction of Bovine Spongiform 
        Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease): Executive Office of the 
        President, S1979 [3MR]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 470, consideration of H.R. 3824, Threatened and 
        Endangered Species Recovery Act, H8517 [29SE]
      H.R. 126, adjust number of free roaming horses permitted in Cape 
        Lookout National Seashore, H1375 [14MR]
      H.R. 3408, Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act swine reporting 
        provisions reauthorization and amendments, H7875 [14SE]
      H.R. 3824, Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act, 
        H8552-H8560 [29SE]
      S. 73, Animal Feed Protection Act, S249 [24JA]
      S. 304, Sportsmanship in Hunting Act, S1055 [7FE]
      S. 382, Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act, S4605 
        [28AP]
      S. 1250, Great Ape Conservation Act reauthorization, S6662 
        [15JN], S9889, S9890 [9SE]
      S. 1273, Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Sale and Adoption 
        Act, S6832 [20JN]
      S. 1415, protect captive wildlife and make technical corrections 
        to certain laws, S9890, S9891 [9SE]
      S. 1494, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Monitoring, Education, 
        Training, and Restoration Act, S8957 [26JY]
      S. 1509, Captive Primate Safety Act, S9184 [27JY]
      S. 1528, Equine Equity Act, S9293 [28JY]
      S. 1541, Public Land Protection and Conservation Act, S9303-
        S9305 [28JY]
      S. 1613, Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act termination date for 
        mandatory price reporting extension, S9995 [13SE]
      S. 1779, Downed Animal Protection Act, S10597 [28SE]
      S. 2002, BSE and Other Prion Disease Prevention and Public 
        Health Protection Act, S12768-S12770 [14NO]
      S. 2009, Agriculture Hurricane Recovery Act, S12844-S12847 
        [15NO]
      S. 2131, Fair Contracts for Growers Act, S13797 [16DE]
      S. Con. Res. 33, reaffirm opposition to commercial and lethal 
        scientific whaling and provide protection for, and 
        conservation of, the world's whale populations to prevent 
        trade in whale meat, S5231 [16MY]
      S. Res. 33, urge Canada to end commercial hunt for seals, S824 
        [1FE]
      S. Res. 87, impose retaliatory economic measures against Japan 
        if U.S. beef imports do not resume immediately, S3069 [17MR]
      S. Res. 99, condemn the inhumane and unnecessary slaughter of 
        small cetaceans, porpoise, dolphins and whales, S3316 [6AP]
      S. Res. 219, Endangered Species Day, S9308 [28JY]
      S. Res. 251, ensure that Federal response and recovery efforts 
        for Hurricane Katrina include consideration for animal rescue 
        and care, S10440, S10460 [26SE]
      S.J. Res. 4, congressional disapproval of rule submitted by the 
        Dept. of Agriculture relating to risk zones for introduction 
        of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), S1979 
        [3MR]




ANN ARBOR, MI

  Bills and resolutions
      University of Michigan: tribute to women's softball team (see S. 
        Res. 175), S6741 [16JN] (see H. Res. 366), H6106 [19JY]
  Remarks in House
      University of Michigan: tribute to women's softball team, E1192 
        [9JN]
  Remarks in Senate
      University of Michigan: tribute to women's softball team (S. 
        Res. 175), S6780 [16JN]
  Texts of
      S. Res. 175, tribute to University of Michigan women's softball 
        team, S6768, S6781 [16JN]




ANNAN, KOFI

  Addresses
      Liberation of Auschwitz Anniversary, E167 [8FE]
      U.N. Human Rights Commission Reform, E698 [19AP]
  Articles and editorials
      ``In Larger Freedom''--Decision Time at the UN, S7883-S7885 
        [1JY]
      United We Stand, S7883 [1JY]
  Bills and resolutions
      U.N.: call for resignation as Secretary General (see H. Res. 
        277), H3261 [12MY]
  Remarks in House
      Cyprus: Turkish occupation settlement plan, E1549 [20JY]
      Tribute, E1470 [12JY]




ANNAPOLIS, MD

  Remarks in House
      St. Mary's High School: tribute to girls' lacrosse team, E1129 
        [26MY]




ANNARINO, GEORGE

  Proclamations
      Tribute: Representative Ney, E1529 [19JY]




ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  Addresses
      Anne Arundel Community College Commencement: Linda Howard 
        Garrett, E1196 [9JN]




ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD

  Bills and resolutions
      Public lands: 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 
        S. 1564), S9467 [29JY] (see H.R. 316), H193 [25JA]
  Remarks in Senate
      Public lands: 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 (S. 
        1564), S9481 [29JY]
  Texts of
      S. 1564, provide for disposition of certain Federal property in 
        Anne Arundel County, MD, a portion of which is currently used 
        by the District of Columbia as the Oak Hill Juvenile Detention 
        Facility, S9481 [29JY]




ANNENBERG POLITICAL FACT CHECK (organization)

  Analyses
      Biography of a Bad Statistic--Abortions Rising Under Bush? Not 
        True. How That False Claim Came To Be--and Lives On, E1121 
        [26MY]




ANNISTON, AL

  Remarks in House
      Anniston Army Depot: tribute to 100th Stryker project, E176 
        [8FE]




ANSLEY, JUDITH A.

  Privilege of the floor
      Senate, S8584 [20JY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Tribute, S9426, S9449 [29JY]




ANTHONY, KENNY

  Proclamations
      Tribute: Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference, E2317 
        [9NO]
  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E2317 [9NO]




ANTHONY, NM

  Remarks in House
      Gadsden High School: College Board (organization) Inspiration 
        Award recipient, E900 [5MY]
      Garcia, Rose: National Homeownership Month Hero Award recipient, 
        E1353 [24JN]




ANTHONY, SUSAN B.

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E255 [16FE], E287 [18FE]




ANTI-CRONYISM AND PUBLIC SAFETY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Enact (H.R. 3925): consideration (see H. Res. 570), H10909 
        [17NO]




ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE

  Letters
      Head Start Program hiring protections for faith-based 
        organizations, H8274 [22SE]
      Senate Rules amendment relative to votes required to invoke 
        cloture on Presidential appointments in order to prevent 
        filibuster, S4147 [22AP]
  Remarks in House
      Benfer, David: Anti-Defamation League Greater Torch of Liberty 
        Award recipient, E685 [19AP]
      Koster, Norma and Bernie: Anti-Defamation League Torch of 
        Liberty Award recipients, E1118 [26MY]




ANTIDEFICIENCY ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Universal Service Administration Co.: exempt from Antideficiency 
        Act accounting rules to improve administration of, and prevent 
        increases in, contributions to the Universal Service Fund (see 
        S. 241), S739 [1FE] (see H.R. 2533), H3768 [23MY]
  Remarks in House
      Universal Service Administration Co.: exempt from Antideficiency 
        Act accounting rules to improve administration of, and prevent 
        increases in, contributions to the Universal Service Fund 
        (H.R. 2533), E1063 [23MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Universal Service Administration Co.: exempt from Antideficiency 
        Act accounting rules to improve administration of, and prevent 
        increases in, contributions to the Universal Service Fund, 
        S10072 [15SE]
      ------exempt from Antideficiency Act accounting rules to improve 
        administration of, and prevent increases in, contributions to 
        the Universal Service Fund (S. 241), S749 [1FE]




ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

  Remarks in House
      Depts. of Transportation, the Treasury, and HUD, the Judiciary, 
        District of Columbia, and independent agencies: prohibit 
        corporations incorporated in certain foreign countries from 
        being eligible for Federal contracts, H5506-H5509 [30JN]




ANTI-SLAVERY DAY

  Bills and resolutions
      Goals and ideals: support (see H. Res. 90), H587 [14FE]




ANTITRUST CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE IMPROVEMENTS ACT

  Remarks in Senate
      Enact (S. 443), S11850 [25OC], S11914 [26OC]
  Reports filed
      Provisions: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 443), S11664 
        [20OC]
  Texts of
      S. 443, provisions, S11850 [25OC]




ANTITRUST MODERNIZATION COMMISSION

  Appointments
      Members, S12412 [4NO]




ANTITRUST POLICY

  Addresses
      Where's the Public? Media Reform in the Digital Age: Charles 
        Benton, E771-E773 [26AP]
  Appointments
      Antitrust Modernization Commission, S12412 [4NO]
  Articles and editorials
      BP, Exxon Hit With Antitrust Suit, S14115 [20DE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Arts and humanities: application of antitrust laws to permit 
        collective development and implementation of a standard 
        contract form for playwrights for the licensing of plays (see 
        H.R. 532), H349 [2FE]
      Business and industry: prevent excessive concentration of 
        ownership of the nation's media outlets, restore fairness in 
        broadcasting, and foster and promote localism, diversity, and 
        competition in the media (see H.R. 3302), H5913 [14JY]
      ------prohibit price gouging during certain disasters and 
        emergencies (see S. 1854), S11212 [6OC] (see H.R. 3681), H7741 
        [7SE]
      ------promote transparency and reduce anti-competitive practices 
        in the radio and concert industries (see S. 2058), S13361 
        [18NO]
      Dept. of Justice: improve investigation of criminal antitrust 
        offenses (see S. 443), S1623 [17FE]
      Health: application of antitrust laws to labor negotiations by 
        groups of health care professionals with HMO's (see H.R. 
        3074), H5251 [27JN]
      ------make antitrust laws apply to negotiations between groups 
        of independent pharmacies and health plans and health 
        insurance issuers in the same manner as collective bargaining 
        by labor organizations (see H.R. 1671), H2102 [14AP]
      Insurance: ensure that commercial insurers cannot engage in 
        price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the 
        detriment of competition and consumers (see S. 1525), S9284 
        [28JY]
      ------modify antitrust exemption for the insurance industry (see 
        H.R. 2401), H3434 [17MY]
      Petroleum: make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal (see 
        S. 555), S2244 [8MR] (see H.R. 695), H521 [9FE]
      ------prohibit anticompetitive provisions in gasoline dealer 
        franchise agreements that dictate the wholesale source of 
        gasoline (see H.R. 3964), H8643 [29SE]
      Railroads: restore application of antitrust laws to rail 
        carriers (see H.R. 3318), H5962 [18JY]
  Letters
      Make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal: several 
        Senators, S7030, S7032 [22JN]
  Remarks in House
      Business and industry: prevent excessive concentration of 
        ownership of media outlets, E771 [26AP]
      ------prohibit price gouging during certain disasters and 
        emergencies (H.R. 3681), E1779 [7SE]
      Health: application of antitrust laws to labor negotiations by 
        groups of health care professionals with HMO's (H.R. 3074), 
        E1367 [27JN]
      Petroleum: make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal 
        (H.R. 695), E189 [9FE]
      ------prohibit anticompetitive provisions in gasoline dealer 
        franchise agreements that dictate the wholesale source of 
        gasoline, H8772 [7OC]
  Remarks in Senate
      Business and industry: promote transparency and reduce anti-
        competitive practices in the radio and concert industries (S. 
        2058), S13367 [18NO]
      Dept. of Justice: improve investigation of criminal antitrust 
        offenses (S. 443), S1608, S1656, S1657 [17FE], S11850 [25OC], 
        S11914 [26OC]
      FERC: authority to review public utility mergers, S7266 [23JN]
      ------require greater structural and financial separation of 
        utilities and their affiliates, S7052, S7053 [22JN]
      Insurance: ensure that commercial insurers cannot engage in 
        price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the 
        detriment of competition and consumers (S. 1525), S9290 [28JY]
      Petroleum: make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal, 
        S6899, S6900 [21JN], S7030 [22JN], S7465 [28JN]
      ------make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal (S. 555), 
        S2239, S2256-S2258 [8MR], S5493 [19MY], S6278 [9JN]
  Reports filed
      Antitrust Criminal Investigative Improvements Act: Committee on 
        the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 443), S11664 [20OC]
      No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) Act: Committee on 
        the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 555), S3652 [14AP]
  Statements
      Playwrights Licensing Antitrust Initiative Act: Arthur Miller, 
        S2401 [9MR]
  Summaries
      Falling Claims and Rising Premiums in the Medical Malpractice 
        Insurance Industry: Jay Angoff, S9291 [28JY]
  Texts of
      S. 443, Antitrust Criminal Investigative Improvements Act, 
        S11850 [25OC]
      S. 555, No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) Act, 
        S2256 [8MR]
      S. 1854, Treat Emergency Victims Fairly Act, S11237 [6OC]
      S. 2058, Radio and Concert Disclosure and Competition Act, 
        S13368 [18NO]




ANTLER, ND

  Remarks in Senate
      Anniversary, S7813 [30JN]




ANTUNEZ  see Garcia Perez, Jorge L.




ANUSH, ARMEN

  Remarks in House
      Manjikian, Hagop and Klar: tribute for translation of ``Passage 
        Through Hell--A Memoir'', E1148 [7JN]




ANUZIS, ELENA

  Remarks in House
      Tribute, E391 [9MR]




APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION

  Amendments
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2419), 
        S7766, S7781, S7785, S7786, S7789, S7791, S7792, S7868, S7869, 
        S7870 [30JN], H3769, H3770 [23MY], H3780, H3853, H3857, H3858, 
        H3865, H3868, H3869, H3870, H3871, H3873, H3874, H3895 [24MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), consideration (H. Res. 
        291), H3779 [24MY]
  Appointments
      Conferees: H.R. 2419, energy and water development 
        appropriations, S7797 [30JN], H9110 [26OC]
  Bills and resolutions
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (see H.R. 
        2419), H3554 [18MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), consideration (see H. 
        Res. 291), H3767 [23MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), consideration of 
        conference report (see H. Res. 539), H10037 [8NO]
      Roads and highways: complete construction of the Appalachian 
        Development Highway System (see S. 514), S2004 [3MR]
      ------extend Corridor O of the Appalachian Development Highway 
        System from its current southern terminus at I-68 near 
        Cumberland, MD, to Corridor H, which stretches from Weston, 
        WV, to Strasburg, VA (see S. 719), S3278 [6AP]
      Tennessee: include additional counties as part of Appalachian 
        region (see H.R. 4175), H9425 [28OC]
      Virginia: designate certain counties and a city as part of 
        Appalachian region (see H.R. 382), H233 [26JA]
      ------include Nelson and Franklin Counties as part of the 
        Appalachian region (see H.R. 1385), H1692 [17MR]
  Conference reports
      Energy and Water Development Appropriations (H.R. 2419), H9814-
        H9932 [7NO]
  Motions
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2419), 
        H3876, H3877 [24MY]
  Remarks in House
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2419), 
        H3780-H3795, H3853-H3879 [24MY], E1091 [25MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), conference report, 
        H10058-H10065 [9NO], H10360 [16NO], E2327, E2328 [10NO], E2341 
        [14NO], E2364, E2366 [15NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), consideration (H. Res. 
        291), H3776-H3779 [24MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), consideration of 
        conference report (H. Res. 539), H10048-H10050 [9NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), motion to recommit, 
        H3877 [24MY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), unanimous-consent 
        agreement, H3853 [24MY]
  Remarks in Senate
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2419), 
        S7766-S7797 [30JN], S7902 [1JY], S8414 [18JY]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), conference report, 
        S12740-S12751 [14NO], S12836 [15NO]
      ------making appropriations (H.R. 2419), conference report--
        unanimous-consent agreement, S12702 [10NO]
      Roads and highways: complete construction of the Appalachian 
        Development Highway System (S. 514), S2023-S2025 [3MR]
      ------extend Corridor O of the Appalachian Development Highway 
        System from its current southern terminus at I-68 near 
        Cumberland, MD, to Corridor H, which stretches from Weston, 
        WV, to Strasburg, VA (S. 719), S3288 [6AP]
  Reports filed
      Consideration of Conference Report on H.R. 2419, Energy and 
        Water Development Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) 
        (H. Res. 539) (H. Rept. 109-278), H10037 [8NO]
      Consideration of H.R. 2419, Energy and Water Development 
        Appropriations: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 291) (H. 
        Rept. 109-94), H3767 [23MY]
      Energy and Water Development Appropriations: Committee of 
        Conference (H.R. 2419) (H. Rept. 109-275), H9962 [7NO]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (House) (H.R. 2419) (H. Rept. 
        109-86), H3554 [18MY]
      ------Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (H.R. 2419) (S. Rept. 
        109-84), S6740 [16JN]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 2419), 
        H3855 [24MY]
  Tables
      Committee on the Budget (Senate) scoring of H.R. 2419, energy 
        and water development appropriations, S7902 [1JY]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 291, consideration of H.R. 2419, energy and water 
        development appropriations, H3776 [24MY]
      H. Res. 539, consideration of conference report on H.R. 2419, 
        energy and water development appropriations, H10049 [9NO]
      H.R. 2419, energy and water development appropriations, S7766-
        S7779 [30JN]




APPALACHIAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT

  Bills and resolutions
      Tennessee: include additional counties as part of Appalachian 
        region (see H.R. 4175), H9425 [28OC]
      Virginia: designate certain counties and a city as part of 
        Appalachian region (see H.R. 382), H233 [26JA]
      ------include Nelson and Franklin Counties as part of t