PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 185
(House of Representatives - December 10, 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 Mr. POLIS:
       H.R. 4259. A bill to facilitate foreign investment by 
     permanently reauthorizing the EB-5 regional center program, 
     and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas (for himself, Ms. DeGette, 
             Ms. Baldwin, and Mr. Engel):
       H.R. 4260. A bill to provide adjusted Federal medical 
     assistance percentage rates during a transitional assistance 
     period; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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 Mr. THORNBERRY:
       H.R. 4261. A bill to amend the National Security Act of 
     1947 to provide additional procedures for congressional 
     oversight; to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent 
     Select), and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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. SCALISE (for himself, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Posey, 
             Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Akin, Mr. Wamp, Mr. 
             Broun of Georgia, Mr. Hunter, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Lee of 
             New York, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. Pitts, Mr. 
             Marchant, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Franks of 
             Arizona, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Cole, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. 
             Gohmert, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. 
             Bartlett, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. 
             Fleming, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Moran of 
             Kansas, Mr. Carter, Mr. Graves, Mr. Rooney, Mr. 
             Shimkus, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. 
             Brady of Texas, Mr. Souder, Mr. Paul, Mr. Crenshaw, 
             Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Kingston, Mr. 
             Jones, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Inglis, Mr. 
             Blunt, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mr. Jordan of Ohio, Mr. 
             Hensarling, Mr. Culberson, and Mr. Heller):
       H.R. 4262. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 
     1974 to require a two-thirds recorded vote in the House of 
     Representatives and in the Senate to increase the statutory 
     limit on the public debt, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on the 
     Budget, 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. BALDWIN (for herself, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, 
             Ms. DeGette, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. 
             Grijalva, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Pingree of Maine, and Mr. 
             Pierluisi):
       H.R. 4263. A bill to amend the American Recovery and 
     Reinvestment Act of 2009 to extend for 1 year the period of 
     temporary increase in the Medicaid FMAP; to the Committee on 
     Energy and Commerce.
           By Ms. DeLAURO (for herself and Ms. Eshoo):
       H.R. 4264. A bill to provide for resolution of certain 
     discrimination claims against the Department of Agriculture, 
     and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, 
     and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, 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. YARMUTH:
       H.R. 4265. A bill to direct the Administrator of the Small 
     Business Administration to establish and carry out a direct 
     lending program for small business concerns, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition 
     to the Committee on Financial 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. JACKSON-LEE of Texas (for herself, Mr. Edwards 
             of Texas, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. 
             Hall of Texas, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. 
             Doggett, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Ms. Eddie Bernice 
             Johnson of Texas, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Ortiz, and Mr. 
             Rodriguez):
       H.R. 4266. A bill to designate the facility of the United 
     States Postal Service located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, 
     Texas, as the ``George Thomas `Mickey' Leland Post Office 
     Building''; to the Committee on Oversight and Government 
     Reform.
           By Mr. CARTER (for himself, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. 
             Wilson of South Carolina, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Olson, 
             Mr. Culberson, Ms. Granger, Mr. McCaul, and Mr. 
             Aderholt):
       H.R. 4267. A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
     extend whistleblower protections to a member of the Armed 
     Forces who alerts Department of Defense investigation or law 
     enforcement organizations, a person or organization in the 
     member's chain of command, and certain other persons or 
     entities about the potentially dangerous ideologically based 
     threats or actions of another member against United States 
     interests or security; to the Committee on Armed Services.
           By Mr. ELLISON (for himself, Ms. Chu, Mr. Conyers, Ms. 
             Moore of Wisconsin, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of 
             Texas, Mr. Hare, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Ms. 
             Fudge, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Davis of 
             Illinois, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. 
             Scott of Georgia, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Towns, 
             Mr. Costa, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Thompson of 
             Mississippi, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr.

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             Payne, Mr. Watt, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. 
             Grijalva, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Gutierrez, 
             Ms. Waters, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Edwards of 
             Maryland, Mr. Baca, Mr. Sires, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. 
             Honda, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Loebsack, Ms. Jackson-Lee of 
             Texas, and Mr. Clay):
       H.R. 4268. A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to make 
     grants to States, units of general local government, and 
     Indian tribes for the purpose of creating employment 
     opportunities for unemployed and underemployed residents in 
     distressed communities; to the Committee on Education and 
     Labor.
           By Mr. FILNER (for himself, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Hinchey, 
             Mr. Andrews, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Johnson of 
             Georgia, Mr. Stark, Mr. Farr, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Dicks, 
             Mr. Peters, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Rothman of New Jersey, 
             and Mr. Grijalva):
       H.R. 4269. A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
     require the Secretary of Defense to use only human-based 
     methods for training members of the Armed Forces in the 
     treatment of severe combat and chemical and biological 
     injuries; to the Committee on Armed Services.
           By Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN:
       H.R. 4270. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to make permanent certain temporary provisions, 
     including the sales tax deduction, the child credit, the 
     repeal of the estate tax, the deduction for higher education 
     expenses, and extending the current capital gains and 
     dividend tax rates; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. GUTHRIE (for himself, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Kline of 
             Minnesota, Mr. Souder, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, 
             Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Roe of Tennessee):
       H.R. 4271. A bill to reform and strengthen the workforce 
     investment system of the Nation to put Americans back to work 
     and make the United States more competitive in the 21st 
     Century; to the Committee on Education and Labor.
           By Mr. HODES:
       H.R. 4272. A bill to require the public tracking of 
     undisbursed balances in expired grant accounts; to the 
     Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan (for herself, Mr. 
             Grijalva, and Mr. Wilson of Ohio):
       H.R. 4273. A bill to establish and carry out a pediatric 
     specialty loan repayment program; to the Committee on Energy 
     and Commerce.
           By Mr. LARSEN of Washington (for himself and Mrs. 
             Emerson):
       H.R. 4274. A bill to amend section 13(a) of the Richard B. 
     Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1761(a)) to 
     permit certain service institutions in all States to provide 
     year-round services; to the Committee on Education and Labor.
           By Mr. LEWIS of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Johnson of 
             Georgia, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, 
             Mr. Marshall, Mr. Barrow, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. 
             Westmoreland, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. Price of 
             Georgia, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Kingston, and Mr. 
             Linder):
       H.R. 4275. A bill to designate the annex building under 
     construction for the Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of 
     Appeals Building in Atlanta, Georgia, as the ``John C. 
     Godbold United States Judicial Administration Building''; to 
     the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. LUJAN (for himself and Mr. Heinrich):
       H.R. 4276. A bill to authorize leases of up to 99 years for 
     lands held in trust for Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo; to the 
     Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Mr. MELANCON (for himself, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Cao, 
             and Mr. Alexander):
       H.R. 4277. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education 
     to continue to waive certain requirements in order to ease 
     fiscal burdens in States affected by Hurricane Katrina or 
     Hurricane Rita; to the Committee on Education and Labor.
           By Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts (for himself, Mr. Brady of 
             Texas, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Herger, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. 
             Rehberg, Mr. Lynch, and Mr. Dent):
       H.R. 4278. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to provide a reduced rate of excise tax on beer produced 
     domestically by certain small producers; to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means.
           By Mr. QUIGLEY:
       H.R. 4279. A bill to amend titles 38 and 10, United States 
     Code, to authorize accelerated payments of educational 
     assistance to certain veterans and members of the reserve 
     components of the Armed Forces; to the Committee on Veterans' 
     Affairs, 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 Mr. VISCLOSKY:
       H.R. 4280. A bill to prohibit business enterprises that lay 
     off a greater percentage of their United States workers than 
     workers in other countries from receiving any Federal 
     assistance, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. VISCLOSKY:
       H.R. 4281. A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income 
     Security Act of 1974 and title 11, United States Code, to 
     provide necessary reforms for employee pension benefit plans; 
     to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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. WELCH:
       H.R. 4282. A bill to amend title XII of the Social Security 
     Act to extend the provision waiving certain interest payments 
     on advances made to States from the Federal unemployment 
     account in the Unemployment Trust Fund; to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means.
           By Mr. SCHRADER:
       H. Con. Res. 220. Concurrent resolution encouraging the 
     Secretaries of the military departments to maximize 
     opportunities for space-available travel for members of the 
     Armed Forces in a leave or pass status who are traveling 
     between December 18, 2009, and January 3, 2010; to the 
     Committee on Armed Services.

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