INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
(Senate - December 09, 2003)

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              INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

  The following bills and joint resolutions were introduced, read the 
first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred as indicated:

           By Mr. GRAHAM of Florida:
       S. 1980. A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 
     to require a voter-verified permanent record or hardcopy 
     under title III of such Act, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Rules and Administration.
           By Mr. SANTORUM:
       S. 1981. A bill to amend the Constitution Heritage Act of 
     1988 to provide for the operation of the National 
     Constitution Center; to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
     Resources.
           By Mr. SCHUMER (for himself, Mr. Hatch, and Mr. 
             Durbin):
       S. 1982. A bill to establish within the United States 
     Marshalls Service a short term State witness protection 
     program to provide assistance to State and local district 
     attorneys to protect their witnesses in homicide and major 
     violent crimes cases and to provide Federal grants for such 
     protection; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. SCHUMER (for himself, Mr. Reed, Mrs. Clinton, 
             Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Durbin):
       S. 1983. A bill to amend title 18 of the United States 
     Code, to enhance the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, 
     Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to enforce the compliance 
     of gun dealers with Federal firearms laws, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself and Mr. Baucus):
       S. 1984. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
     to make technical corrections, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Finance.
           By Mrs. FEINSTEIN:
       S. 1985. A bill for relief of Benjamin Cabrera-Gomez and 
     Londy Patricia; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mrs. CLINTON:
       S. 1986. A bill to amend the help America Vote Act of 2002 
     to require voter verification and improved security for 
     voting systems under title III of the Act, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
           By Mr. LUGAR:
       S. 1987. A bill to implement the obligations of the United 
     States under the Protocol Additional to the Agreement between 
     the United States of America and the International Atomic 
     Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in the United 
     States of America, known as ``the Additional Protocol'' 
     signed by the United States on June 12, 1998; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
           By Mr. DASCHLE (for Mr. Edwards):
       S. 1988. A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social 
     Security Act to establish

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     minimum requirements for nurse staffing in nursing facilities 
     receiving payments under the Medicare or Medicaid Program; to 
     the Committee on Finance.
           By Mr. DAYTON:
       S. 1989. A bill to provide that, for purposes of making 
     determinations for certain trade remedies and trade 
     adjustment assistance, imported semi-finished steel slabs and 
     taconite pellets produced in the United States shall be 
     considered to be articles like or directly competitive with 
     each other; to the Committee on Finance.
           By Mr. DAYTON:
       S. 1990. A bill to authorize the Economic Development 
     Administration to make grants to producers of taconite for 
     implementation of new technologies to increase productivity, 
     to reduce costs, and to improve overall product quality and 
     performance; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
           By Mr. DASCHLE (for Mr. Kerry (for himself and Mr. 
             Kennedy)):
       S. 1991. A bill to require the reimbursement of members of 
     the Armed Forces or their family members for the costs of 
     protective body armor purchased by or on behalf of members of 
     the Armed Forces; to the Committee on Armed Services.
           By Mr. KENNEDY:
       S. 1992. A bill to amend the Medicare Prescription Drug, 
     Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to eliminate 
     privatization of the medicare program, to improve the 
     medicare prescription drug benefit, to repeal health savings 
     accounts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Finance.
           By Mr. WARNER (for himself and Mrs. Clinton):
       S. 1993. A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to 
     provide a highway safety improvement program that includes 
     incentives to States to enact primary safety belt laws; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
           By Mr. DASCHLE (for Mr. Feingold):
       S. 1994. A bill to amend part D of title XVIII of the 
     Social Security Act to strike the language that prohibits the 
     Secretary of Health and Human Services from negotiating 
     prices for prescription drugs furnished under the medicare 
     program; to the Committee on Finance.
           By Mr. DASCHLE (for Mr. Feingold):
       S. 1995. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security 
     Act to repeal the MA Regional Plan Stabilization Fund; to the 
     Committee on Finance.
           By Mr. DASCHLE:
       S. 1996. A bill to enhance and provide to the Oglada Sioux 
     Tribe and Angostura Irrigation Project certain benefits of 
     the Pick-Sloan Missouri River basin program; to the Committee 
     on Indian Affairs.
           By Mr. BYRD (for himself, Mr. Bayh, and Mr. 
             Rockefeller):
       S. 1997. A bill to reinstate the safeguard measures imposed 
     on imports of certain steel products, as in effect on 
     December 4, 2003; to the Committee on Finance.
           By Mr. BINGAMAN (for himself, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Schumer, 
             Mr. Leahy, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, Mrs. 
             Lincoln, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Jeffords, Mr. Domenici, Mr. 
             Harkin, and Mr. Pryor):
       S. 1998. A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to 
     preserve the essential air service program; to the Committee 
     on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
           By Mr. DASCHLE (for himself, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Graham 
             of Florida, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Dorgan, Mrs. 
             Boxer, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Bingaman, Ms. Mikulski, 
             Mr. Johnson, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Kohl, Ms. Cantwell, and 
             Mr. Rockefeller):
       S. 1999. A bill to amend part D of title XVIII of the 
     Social Security Act, as added by the Medicare Prescription 
     Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, to provide 
     for negotiation of fair prices for medicare prescription 
     drugs; to the Committee on Finance.
           By Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself and Mrs. Hutchison):
       S. 2000. A bill to extend the special postage stamp for 
     breast cancer research for 2 years; considered and passed.
           By Mr. INOUYE (for himself and Mr. Akaka):
       S. 2001. A bill to authorize an additional permanent 
     judgeship for the district of Hawaii, and for other purposes; 
     to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. BAUCUS (for himself and Mr. Craig):
       S. 2002. A bill to improve and promote compliance with 
     international intellectual property obligations relating to 
     the Republic of Cuba, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mrs. CLINTON:
       S. 2003. A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to 
     promote higher quality health care and better health by 
     strengthening health information, information infrastructure, 
     and the use of health information by providers and patients; 
     to the Committee on Finance.
           By Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself and Mr. Feingold):
       S. 2004. A bill to permanently reenact chapter 12 of title 
     11, United States Code, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.

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