PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 63
(House of Representatives - April 28, 2009)

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                      PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

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

           By Mrs. MALONEY (for herself, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Woolsey, 
             Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Polis of Colorado, 
             Mr. Delahunt, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Farr, Mr. Israel, and 
             Mr. Nadler of New York):
       H.R. 2132. A bill to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act 
     of 1993 to permit leave to care for a same-sex spouse, 
     domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or 
     grandparent who has a serious health condition; to the 
     Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the 
     Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and 
     Government

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     Reform, 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. HIGGINS (for himself, Mr. Lee of New York, Mr. 
             Massa, Mrs. Maloney, and Mr. Israel):
       H.R. 2133. A bill to amend the Act of August 21, 1957, to 
     allocate funds from certain electric power sales from the 
     Niagara Power Project in New York to capital needs of Western 
     New York, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy 
     and Commerce.
           By Mr. ENGEL (for himself, Mr. Mack, Mr. Berman, Mrs. 
             Bono Mack, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. 
             Wexler, and Mr. Pierluisi):
       H.R. 2134. A bill to establish the Western Hemisphere Drug 
     Policy Commission; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and 
     in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and 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 Mr. REHBERG (for himself and Ms. Markey of 
             Colorado):
       H.R. 2135. A bill to amend section 254 of the 
     Communications Act of 1934 to provide that funds received as 
     universal service contributions and the universal service 
     support programs established pursuant to that section are not 
     subject to certain provisions of title 31, United States 
     Code, commonly known as the Antideficiency Act; to the 
     Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Ms. FUDGE:
       H.R. 2136. A bill to establish the Honorable Stephanie 
     Tubbs Jones Fire Suppression Demonstration Incentive Program 
     within the Department of Education to promote installation of 
     fire sprinkler systems, or other fire suppression or 
     prevention technologies, in qualified student housing and 
     dormitories, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Education and Labor.
           By Ms. WATERS (for herself, Mr. Stark, Mrs. 
             Christensen, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Meeks of New 
             York, and Mr. Frank of Massachusetts):
       H.R. 2137. A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, 
     the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and title 5, United States 
     Code, to require individual and group health insurance 
     coverage and group health plans and Federal employees health 
     benefit plans to provide coverage for routine HIV screening; 
     to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to 
     the Committees on Education and Labor, Ways and Means, and 
     Oversight and Government Reform, 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. KENNEDY (for himself, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Higgins, 
             Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Michaud, and Mr. Boren):
       H.R. 2138. A bill to provide grants to establish veteran's 
     treatment courts; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. BERMAN (for himself and Mr. Kirk):
       H.R. 2139. A bill to direct the President to develop and 
     implement a comprehensive national strategy to further the 
     United States foreign policy objective of promoting global 
     development, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs.
           By Mr. YARMUTH (for himself and Mr. Boustany):
       H.R. 2140. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to modify the withholding requirement with respect to 
     proceeds from certain pari-mutuel wagers; to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means.
           By Mr. COHEN (for himself, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. 
             Fattah, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Bishop of 
             Georgia, Mr. Rush, Mr. Hare, Mr. Sires, Mr. Gordon of 
             Tennessee, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Lewis of 
             Georgia, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Ms. 
             Clarke, and Ms. Fudge):
       H.R. 2141. A bill to reform the United States Interagency 
     Council on Homelessness; to the Committee on Financial 
     Services.
           By Mr. CUELLAR (for himself and Mr. Moore of Kansas):
       H.R. 2142. A bill to require the review of Government 
     programs at least once every 5 years for purposes of 
     assessing their performance and improving their operations, 
     and to establish the Performance Improvement Council; to the 
     Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. DONNELLY of Indiana (for himself, Mr. Moran of 
             Kansas, Mr. Moore of Kansas, and Mr. Platts):
       H.R. 2143. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to allow the Secretary of the Treasury to not impose a 
     penalty for failure to disclose reportable transactions when 
     there is reasonable cause for such failure, to modify such 
     penalty, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Mr. FLAKE (for himself, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. 
             Rohrabacher, and Ms. Fallin):
       H.R. 2144. A bill to permit a State to elect to receive the 
     State's contributions to the Highway Trust Fund in lieu of 
     its Federal-aid Highway program apportionment for the next 
     fiscal year, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts:
       H.R. 2145. A bill to amend title II of the Social Security 
     Act to restrict the application of the windfall elimination 
     provision to individuals whose combined monthly income from 
     benefits under such title and other monthly periodic payments 
     exceeds a minimum COLA-adjusted amount of $2,500 and to 
     provide for a graduated implementation of such provision on 
     amounts above such minimum amount; to the Committee on Ways 
     and Means.
           By Mrs. HALVORSON:
       H.R. 2146. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to extend the additional standard deduction for State 
     and local real property taxes; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Mr. HODES (for himself, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, 
             Mr. Israel, Mr. Braley of Iowa, and Mr. Tonko):
       H.R. 2147. A bill to establish the Global Warming Economic 
     Oversight Commission to study and report on the use by the 
     Federal Government of funds from any auction or sale of 
     greenhouse gas emissions allowances, and for other purposes; 
     to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. INSLEE (for himself, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. 
             Blumenauer, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Van Hollen, 
             and Mr. Engel):
       H.R. 2148. A bill to promote the development and use of 
     marine renewable energy technologies, and for other purposes; 
     to the Committee on Science and Technology, and in addition 
     to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and 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 Mr. KENNEDY (for himself and Mr. Cantor):
       H.R. 2149. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services to conduct activities to rapidly advance 
     treatments for spinal muscular atrophy, neuromuscular 
     disease, and other pediatric diseases, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. LEVIN (for himself, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Kildee, Mr. 
             Upton, Mr. Ehlers, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Rogers of 
             Michigan, Mr. Stupak, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. 
             McCotter, Mr. Schauer, Mr. Peters, Mr. Hill, Mr. 
             Gonzalez, Mr. Donnelly of Indiana, Mr. Higgins, Mr. 
             Baca, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Kaptur, Mrs. Miller of 
             Michigan, Mr. Gordon of Tennessee, Mr. Camp, Mr. 
             McHugh, Mr. Wilson of Ohio, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Souder, 
             Ms. Kilroy, Mr. Hoekstra, and Mr. Yarmuth):
       H.R. 2150. A bill to increase the amount of direct loans 
     that may be provided by the Secretary of Energy to improve 
     facilities for advanced technology vehicles manufacturing; to 
     the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Ms. NORTON:
       H.R. 2151. A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 
     1938 to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on 
     account of sex, race, or national origin, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor.
           By Mr. PERLMUTTER:
       H.R. 2152. A bill to authorize certain private rights of 
     action under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 for 
     violations by foreign concerns that damage domestic 
     businesses; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in 
     addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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. STUPAK:
       H.R. 2153. A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United 
     States Code, to increase the extent to which State law is 
     used in determining whether a criminal conviction under State 
     law is sufficient to deny a person the right to ship, 
     transport, possess, or receive a firearm; to the Committee on 
     the Judiciary.
           By Mr. STUPAK:
       H.R. 2154. A bill to amend chapter 15 of title 5, United 
     States Code, to provide for an additional, limited exception 
     to the provision prohibiting a State or local officer or 
     employee from being a candidate for elective office; to the 
     Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. STUPAK (for himself and Mr. Braley of Iowa):
       H.R. 2155. A bill to provide for the limitation on entry of 
     steel, drywall, and cement products that fail to meet 
     industry standards; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. TONKO (for himself, Mr. Arcuri, Mr. Schauer, Mr. 
             Teague, Mr. Perriello, Ms. Markey of Colorado, Ms. 
             Titus, Mr. Hall of New York, and Mr. Nadler of New 
             York):
       H.R. 2156. A bill to implement a pilot program to establish 
     truck parking facilities; to the Committee on Transportation 
     and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. WEINER:
       H.R. 2157. A bill to provide increased funding for and 
     improvement of the Debbie Smith DNA backlog grant program, to 
     provide for DNA technology enhancement grants, to reauthorize 
     certain DNA-related grant programs under the Justice For All 
     Act of 2004, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the 
     Judiciary.
           By Mr. WELCH:
       H.R. 2158. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to provide a Federal income tax credit for the purchase 
     of certain

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     nonroad equipment with alternative power sources; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey:
       H. Con. Res. 111. Concurrent resolution recognizing the 
     61st anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel; 
     to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin (for herself and Mr. 
             McHenry):
       H. Con. Res. 112. Concurrent resolution expressing support 
     for designation of a ``National Lao-Hmong Recognition Day''; 
     to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. RYAN of Ohio (for himself and Mr. Boccieri):
       H. Con. Res. 113. Concurrent resolution expressing the 
     sense of Congress regarding the murder of United States Air 
     Force Reserve Major Karl D. Hoerig and the need for prompt 
     justice in State of Ohio v. Claudia C. Hoerig; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Mrs. BACHMANN:
       H. Res. 373. A resolution expressing support for 
     designation of the month of September as ``National 
     Hydrocephalus Awareness Month''; to the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. GRAVES (for himself and Mr. Guthrie):
       H. Res. 374. A resolution recognizing the roles and 
     contributions of America's teachers to building and enhancing 
     our Nation's civic, cultural, and economic well-being; to the 
     Committee on Education and Labor.
           By Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas (for herself, Mr. 
             Braley of Iowa, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, 
             Mr. Michaud, Mr. Lynch, Mr. George Miller of 
             California, Mr. Hare, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Carson of 
             Indiana, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Al 
             Green of Texas, Mr. Courtney, Ms. Sutton, and Mr. 
             Gutierrez):
       H. Res. 375. A resolution supporting the goals and ideals 
     of Workers' Memorial Day in order to honor and remember the 
     workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace; to 
     the Committee on Education and Labor.
           By Mr. ROGERS of Michigan (for himself and Ms. 
             Wasserman Schultz):
       H. Res. 376. A resolution expressing support for 
     designation of the calendar year 2009 as ``The Year of the 
     Safe Child'' to raise awareness and encourage the prevention 
     of unintentional injuries among the Nation's children; to the 
     Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the 
     Committee on 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.

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