PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
(House of Representatives - April 17, 2008)

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                      PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

  Under clause 2 of rule XII, public bills and resolutions were 
introduced and severally referred, as follows:

           By Mr. MANZULLO (for himself and Mr. Smith of 
             Washington):
       H.R. 5828. A bill to enhance the reliability of information 
     in the Automated Export System, and for other purposes; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Mr. SIRES (for himself, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, 
             and Mr. Meek of Florida):
       H.R. 5829. A bill to improve the Operating Fund for public 
     housing of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
     and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial 
     Services.
           By Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts (for himself, Ms. Waters, 
             Mrs. Maloney of New York, Mr. Watt, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. 
             Meeks of New York, Mr. Clay, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Al Green 
             of Texas, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr. Lincoln Davis 
             of Tennessee, Mr. Hodes, Mr. Wilson of Ohio, Mr. 
             Perlmutter, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Mr. Donnelly, 
             Mr. Wexler, Mr. Shays, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of 
             Florida, Mr. Dingell, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Levin, Mr. 
             Hinchey, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mrs. 
             Christensen, Ms. Lee, Mr. Wu, Ms. McCollum of 
             Minnesota, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. 
             Courtney, Mr. Sestak, Mr. Sires, and Ms. Tsongas):
       H.R. 5830. A bill to create a voluntary FHA program that 
     provides mortgage refinancing assistance to allow families to 
     stay in their homes, protect neighborhoods, and help 
     stabilize the housing market; to the Committee on Financial 
     Services.
           By Mrs. GILLIBRAND:
       H.R. 5831. A bill to amend the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 to provide injured 
     members of the Armed Forces information concerning benefits; 
     to the Committee on Armed Services.
           By Mrs. GILLIBRAND:
       H.R. 5832. A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
     eliminate the requirement for dependents to reside with 
     members of the Armed Forces to be eligible for TRICARE Prime 
     Remote; to the Committee on Armed Services.
           By Mr. DeFAZIO:
       H.R. 5833. A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to 
     provide for the direct payment of attorney fees and costs to 
     the attorney representing a prevailing party in certain 
     Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental 
     Security Income claims, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN (for herself, Mr. Berman, Mr. Smith 
             of New Jersey, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Burton of Indiana, 
             Mr. Chabot, Mr. Inglis of South Carolina, and Mr. 
             Fortuno):
       H.R. 5834. A bill to amend the North Korean Human Rights 
     Act of 2004 to promote respect for the fundamental human 
     rights of the people of North Korea, and for other purposes; 
     to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Ms. SCHAKOWSKY (for herself, Mr. Burgess, Ms. 
             DeGette, Mr. Towns, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. 
             Gordon, Mr. Terry, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Ferguson, Ms. 
             Bordallo, Ms. Solis, and Mrs. Capps):
       H.R. 5835. A bill to provide for increased planning and 
     funding for health promotion programs of the Department of 
     Health and Human Services; to the Committee on Energy and 
     Commerce.
           By Mr. CARNAHAN:
       H.R. 5836. A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 
     1961 to authorize the President to provide assistance to 
     establish partnerships between businesses and postsecondary 
     educational institutions in developing countries in Africa to 
     increase economic freedom and competitiveness, promote civil 
     society, and improve the quality of life in such countries; 
     to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California (for herself, Mr. 
             Fortenberry, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. 
             Skelton, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Berman, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, 
             Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. 
             Perlmutter, Mr. Pence, and Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas):
       H.R. 5837. A bill to make technical corrections to section 
     1244 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2008, which provides special immigrant status for 
     certain Iraqis, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     the Judiciary.
           By Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California (for himself, Mr. 
             Grijalva, Mr. Tierney, and Mr. Andrews):

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       H.R. 5838. A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act 
     to apply the protections of the Act to teaching and research 
     assistants; to the Committee on Education and Labor.
           By Mr. BUYER (for himself, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Rogers of 
             Michigan, and Mr. Gene Green of Texas):
       H.R. 5839. A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and 
     Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of drugs; to the Committee 
     on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. KANJORSKI (for himself, Ms. Bean, Mr. Royce, Mr. 
             Moore of Kansas, and Ms. Pryce of Ohio):
       H.R. 5840. A bill to establish an Office of Insurance 
     Information in the Department of the Treasury; to the 
     Committee on Financial Services.
           By Mr. MOORE of Kansas (for himself and Mr. Roskam):
       H.R. 5841. A bill to provide regulatory relief and improve 
     productivity for insured depository institutions, and for 
     other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
           By Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts (for himself, Mr. Paul, 
             Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Farr, and Mr. Hinchey):
       H.R. 5842. A bill to provide for the medical use of 
     marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States; 
     to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts (for himself and Mr. 
             Paul):
       H.R. 5843. A bill to eliminate most Federal penalties for 
     possession of marijuana for personal use, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition 
     to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be 
     subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
     consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
     jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
           By Ms. WOOLSEY (for herself, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Farr, Mr. 
             Honda, Ms. Lee, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. 
             George Miller of California, Mr. Stark, Mr. Thompson 
             of California, and Ms. Speier):
       H.R. 5844. A bill to provide for the transfer of the 
     decommissioned Naval Security Group Activity, Skaggs Island, 
     in Sonoma County, California, from the Department of the Navy 
     to the Department of the Interior for conversion into a 
     wildlife refuge for inclusion in the National Wildlife Refuge 
     System; to the Committee on Armed Services.
           By Mr. EMANUEL (for himself, Mr. George Miller of 
             California, Ms. Woolsey, Mrs. Maloney of New York, 
             Mr. Nadler, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Costa, and Mr. Poe):
       H.R. 5845. A bill to permit leave under the Family and 
     Medical Leave Act of 1993 for victims of violent crime and 
     domestic violence and immediate family members of victims of 
     violent crime and domestic violence to attend court 
     proceedings relating to such crimes; to the Committee on 
     Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on 
     Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, 
     for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in 
     each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within 
     the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
           By Ms. ESHOO (for herself, Mr. Cannon, and Mr. Markey):
       H.R. 5846. A bill to require the Federal Communications 
     Commission to auction spectrum for a free and open access 
     broadband service; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. Poe, Mr. 
             McCotter, Mr. McHenry, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Broun of 
             Georgia, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Pence, Mr. 
             Feeney, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mr. 
             Gohmert, Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mr. 
             Kuhl of New York, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. 
             Goode, and Mr. Bishop of Utah):
       H.R. 5847. A bill to prohibit United States funding for the 
     2009 United Nations Durban Review Conference (``Durban II 
     Conference'') or any other activity relating to the planning, 
     preparation, or implementation of a follow-up meeting to the 
     2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial 
     Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (``Durban 
     I Conference'') in Durban, South Africa; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs.
           By Mr. HOLT (for himself, Mr. George Miller of 
             California, and Ms. McCollum of Minnesota):
       H.R. 5848. A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 
     to authorize a program to prepare teachers for digital age 
     learners; to the Committee on Education and Labor.
           By Mr. MELANCON:
       H.R. 5849. A bill to extend the returning worker exemption 
     to the H-2B numerical limitation; to the Committee on the 
     Judiciary.
           By Mr. MILLER of Florida (for himself, Mr. Boyd of 
             Florida, and Mr. Bonner):
       H.R. 5850. A bill to amend the Act entitled ``An Act 
     authorizing associations of producers of aquatic products'' 
     to include persons engaged in the fishery industry as charter 
     boats or recreational fishermen, and for other purposes; to 
     the Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Mr. SALAZAR (for himself and Mr. Udall of Colorado):
       H.R. 5851. A bill to provide for orderly and balanced 
     development of energy resources within the Roan Plateau 
     Planning Area of Colorado, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Mr. TOWNS (for himself, Mr. Allen, Mr. Bartlett of 
             Maryland, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. Langevin, Mr. 
             Reichert, Mr. Campbell of California, and Mrs. Bono 
             Mack):
       H.R. 5852. A bill to prohibit the conducting of invasive 
     research on great apes, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
     Committees on Ways and Means, and Foreign Affairs, for a 
     period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each 
     case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
     jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
           By Ms. TSONGAS:
       H.R. 5853. A bill to expand the boundary of the Minute Man 
     National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
     to include Barrett's Farm, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Mr. VAN HOLLEN:
       H.R. 5854. A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to 
     grant a Federal charter to the Military Officers Association 
     of America, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the 
     Judiciary.
           By Ms. VELAZQUEZ:
       H.R. 5855. A bill to establish a program to provide grants 
     to help homeowners who are facing foreclosure to receive 
     professional counseling; to the Committee on Financial 
     Services.
           By Ms. BALDWIN (for herself, Mr. Poe, Ms. Jackson-Lee 
             of Texas, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Holden, Mr. 
             Allen, Mr. Wynn, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Ellison, Mr. 
             Nadler, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Moore of Kansas, 
             Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. Burton of Indiana, 
             Mrs. Maloney of New York, Ms. Matsui, Ms. DeLauro, 
             Ms. Sutton, Mr. Loebsack, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of 
             California, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, 
             and Mr. Peterson of Minnesota):
       H. Con. Res. 330. Concurrent resolution supporting the 
     goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and 
     Prevention Month; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. HINCHEY (for himself, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Corrine 
             Brown of Florida, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Crowley, Mr. 
             Delahunt, Mr. Farr, Ms. Hooley, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mrs. 
             Bono Mack, Mrs. Maloney of New York, Ms. Matsui, Mrs. 
             McCarthy of New York, Ms. Norton, Ms. Pryce of Ohio, 
             Mr. Serrano, Mr. Snyder, and Ms. Sutton):
       H. Con. Res. 331. Concurrent resolution supporting the 
     goals and ideals of National Women's Health Week, and for 
     other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. McNERNEY:
       H. Res. 1117. A resolution declaring the support of the 
     House of Representatives for the goals and ideals of Earth 
     Day and for developing the scientific and technological 
     capabilities to achieve those goals; to the Committee on 
     Science and Technology.
           By Mr. FOSTER:
       H. Res. 1118. A resolution honoring the life and 
     achievements of John Archibald Wheeler and expressing 
     condolences on his passing; to the Committee on Science and 
     Technology.
           By Mr. PLATTS (for himself, Mr. Shays, Ms. Matsui, Mr. 
             Price of North Carolina, and Mr. McKeon):
       H. Res. 1119. A resolution supporting the goals and ideals 
     highlighted through National Volunteer Week; to the Committee 
     on Education and Labor.
           By Mr. ABERCROMBIE (for himself, Mr. Westmoreland, and 
             Mr. Simpson):
       H. Res. 1120. A resolution supports the establishment of an 
     NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Championship 
     playoff system in the interest of fairness and to bring 
     parity to all NCAA teams; to the Committee on the Judiciary, 
     and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for 
     a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in 
     each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within 
     the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
           By Mr. BISHOP of Utah:
       H. Res. 1121. A resolution commending Miller Motorsports 
     Park, the county of Tooele, and the State of Utah for hosting 
     the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Superbike 
     World Championship May 29 through June 1, 2008; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Mrs. MUSGRAVE:
       H. Res. 1122. A resolution recognizing Armed Forces Day; to 
     the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. ROHRABACHER (for himself, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. 
             Chabot, Mr. Coble, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Jones 
             of North Carolina, Ms. Kaptur, and Mr. Royce):
       H. Res. 1123. A resolution calling on the President of the 
     United States not to commit the United States to any status 
     of forces agreement or any other bilateral agreement with the 
     Republic of Iraq that involves the continued presence of the 
     United States Armed Forces in Iraq unless the agreement 
     includes a provision under which the Republic of Iraq agrees 
     to reimburse the United States for all costs incurred by the 
     United States related to the presence of United States Armed 
     Forces in Iraq after the effective date of the agreement; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs.




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