PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
(House of Representatives - July 16, 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. BOUSTANY:
       H.R. 6506. A bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security 
     Act to require SCHIP annual reports to include information on 
     the HEDIS measure relating to access to primary care 
     practitioners by individuals eligible for child health 
     assistance under such plans and on State efforts to avoid 
     certain displacement of private health coverage, and to 
     express the sense of Congress that such States should utilize 
     Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems 
     consumer satisfaction surveys to measure access by such 
     individuals to physicians; to the Committee on Energy and 
     Commerce.
           By Mr. CHILDERS:
       H.R. 6507. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to modify the partial exclusion for gain from certain 
     small business stocks; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. MILLER of North Carolina (for himself, Mr. 
             Conyers, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of 
             California, and Mr. Price of North Carolina):
       H.R. 6508. A bill to provide an alternate procedure for the 
     prosecution of certain criminal contempts referred for 
     prosecution by the House of Representatives, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. CONYERS (for himself, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. 
             Scott of Virginia, Mr. Gohmert, and Ms. Norton):
       H.R. 6509. A bill to provide for the continued performance 
     of the functions of the United States Parole Commission; to 
     the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. HOEKSTRA:
       H.R. 6510. A bill to require the Director of National 
     Intelligence to conduct a national intelligence assessment on 
     national security and energy security issues relating to 
     rapidly escalating energy costs; to the Committee on 
     Intelligence (Permanent Select).
           By Mr. TANCREDO:
       H.R. 6511. A bill to designate the Department of Veterans 
     Affairs hospital under construction in Aurora, Colorado, as 
     the ``Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny Dietz Department of 
     Veterans Affairs Hospital''; to the Committee on Veterans' 
     Affairs.
           By Mr. BARRETT of South Carolina:
       H.R. 6512. A bill to require agencies to review all major 
     rules within 10 years after issuance, including a cost-
     benefit analysis using a standard government-wide 
     methodology, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. KANJORSKI (for himself, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Frank of 
             Massachusetts, Ms. Pryce of Ohio, Mr. Meeks of New 
             York, Mr. Campbell of California, Ms. Bean, Mr. Davis 
             of Kentucky, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Moore of 
             Kansas, Mr. Castle, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Mr. Shays, 
             Mr. Hodes, and Mrs. Capito):
       H.R. 6513. A bill to amend the Federal securities laws to 
     enhance the effectiveness of the Securities and Exchange 
     Commission's enforcement, corporation finance, trading and 
     markets, investment management, and examination programs, and 
     for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
           By Mr. JONES of North Carolina (for himself and Mr. 
             Paul):
       H.R. 6514. A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
     ensure that every military chaplain has the prerogative to 
     close a prayer outside of a religious service according to 
     the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience; to the 
     Committee on Armed Services.
           By Mr. RAHALL (for himself, Mr. Welch of Vermont, Ms. 
             Sutton, Ms. Castor, Mr. Carson, Mrs. Boyda of Kansas, 
             Mr. Walz of Minnesota, Ms. Giffords, Mrs. Gillibrand, 
             Mr. Hodes, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. Space, Mr. 
             Sires, Mr. Wilson of Ohio, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Courtney, 
             Mr. McNerney, Mr. Faleomavaega, and Mr. Foster):
       H.R. 6515. A bill to amend the Naval Petroleum Reserves 
     Production Act of 1976 to require the Secretary of the 
     Interior to conduct an expeditious environmentally 
     responsible program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in 
     the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in 
     addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and 
     Transportation and Infrastructure, 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. ABERCROMBIE (for himself, Mr. Young of Alaska, 
             and Ms. Hirono):
       H.R. 6516. A bill to provide for retirement equity for 
     Federal employees in nonforeign areas outside the 48 
     contiguous States and the District of Columbia, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government 
     Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' 
     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 Mr. ACKERMAN (for himself, Mrs. Maloney of New York, 
             and Mr. Capuano):
       H.R. 6517. A bill to require the Securities and Exchange 
     Commission to reinstate the uptick rule on short sales of 
     securities; to the Committee on Financial Services.
           By Mr. COHEN:
       H.R. 6518. A bill to increase public confidence in the 
     justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic 
     disparities in the criminal process; to the Committee on the 
     Judiciary.
           By Mr. COHEN (for himself and Mr. Issa):
       H.R. 6519. A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act with respect to temporary admission of nonimmigrant 
     aliens to the United States for the purpose of receiving 
     medical treatment, and for other purposes; to the Committee 
     on the Judiciary.
           By Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas (for herself, Ms. Watson, 
             Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Pitts, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of 
             Texas, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Payne, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. 
             Smith of New Jersey, Ms. Solis, and Mr. Hastings of 
             Florida):
       H.R. 6520. A bill to increase global stability and security 
     for the United States and the international community by 
     reducing the number of individuals who are de jure or de 
     facto stateless and at risk of being trafficked; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. McHenry, 
             Mr. McCotter, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Royce, Mr. 
             Hensarling, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Feeney, Mr. Barrett of 
             South Carolina, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Lucas, and Mr. 
             Jones of North Carolina):
       H.R. 6521. A bill to reform the regulation of certain 
     housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises; to the 
     Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means, 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. HERSETH SANDLIN (for herself, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. 
             Pomeroy, Mrs. Boyda of Kansas, Mr. Kagen, and Mrs. 
             McMorris Rodgers):
       H.R. 6522. A bill to prohibit the importation of ruminants 
     and swine, and fresh and frozen meat and products of 
     ruminants and swine, from Argentina until the Secretary of 
     Agriculture certifies to Congress that every region of 
     Argentina is free of foot and mouth disease without 
     vaccination; to the Committee on Agriculture.
           By Mr. KAGEN:
       H.R. 6523. A bill to ban the export of Alaskan oil; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the 
     Committee on Natural Resources, 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. LaTOURETTE (for himself and Mr. Oberstar):
       H.R. 6524. A bill to authorize the Administrator of General 
     Services to take certain actions with respect to parcels of 
     real property located in Eastlake, Ohio, and Koochiching 
     County, Minnesota, and for other purposes; to the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
     Committee on Armed Services, 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. McCOLLUM of Minnesota (for herself and Mr. Walz 
             of Minnesota):
       H.R. 6525. A bill to amend the National Assessment of 
     Educational Progress Authorization Act to require State 
     academic assessments of student achievement in United States 
     history and civics, and for other purposes; to the Committee 
     on Education and Labor.
           By Mr. MELANCON:
       H.R. 6526. A bill to establish the 8/29 Investigation Team 
     to examine the events beginning on August 29, 2005, with 
     respect to the

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     failure of the flood protection system in response to 
     Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. ROHRABACHER (for himself, Mr. Royce, Mr. Akin, 
             Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, 
             Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Young of Alaska, and Mr. 
             Gary G. Miller of California):
       H.R. 6527. A bill to amend the National Environmental 
     Policy Act of 1969 to exempt any solar energy project on 
     lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management from an 
     environmental impact statement requirement; to the Committee 
     on Natural Resources.
           By Mr. CHABOT:
       H. Res. 1351. A resolution expressing support for the 
     United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and 
     calling upon United Nations Member States and the 
     international community to contribute the resources necessary 
     to ensure the success of UNAMID; to the Committee on Foreign 
     Affairs.

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