PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
(House of Representatives - December 08, 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. RANGEL (for himself, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Camp, Mr. 
             Mica, Mr. Costello, Mr. Petri, and Mr. Lewis of 
             Georgia):
       H.R. 4217. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the 
     Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United 
     States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport 
     improvement program, and for other purposes; to the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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. Considered and passed.
           By Mr. TANNER (for himself and Mr. Sam Johnson of 
             Texas):
       H.R. 4218. A bill to amend titles II and XVI of the Social 
     Security Act to prohibit retroactive payments to individuals 
     during periods for which such individuals are prisoners, 
     fugitive felons, or probation or parole violators; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means. Considered and passed.
           By Mr. WILSON of South Carolina (for himself, Mr. 
             Kingston, Mr. Inglis, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. 
             Souder, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mrs. Bachmann, 
             Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Forbes, 
             and Mr. Akin):
       H.R. 4219. A bill to establish a National Commission on 
     American Recovery and Reinvestment; to the Committee on 
     Education and Labor.
           By Mr. BUYER (for himself, Mr. Moran of Kansas, Mr. 
             Brown of South Carolina, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. 
             Boozman, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Roe of 
             Tennessee, Mr. Bilbray, and Mr. Lamborn):
       H.R. 4220. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
     make certain improvements in the laws administered by the 
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to small business 
     concerns and employment assistance, and for other purposes; 
     to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the 
     Committees on Education and Labor, and Small Business, 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. BUYER (for himself, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. 
             Bilbray, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, 
             and Mr. Boozman):
       H.R. 4221. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
     provide for improved acquisition practices by the Department 
     of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; to the Committee 
     on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be 
     subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each

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     case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
     jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
           By Ms. GINNY BROWN-WAITE of Florida (for herself, Mrs. 
             Emerson, Mr. Souder, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. 
             Roskam, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. 
             Putnam, Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, and Mr. 
             Mack):
       H.R. 4222. A bill to provide for the establishment of the 
     Office of Deputy Secretary for Health Care Fraud Prevention; 
     to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. KILDEE (for himself, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, and Mrs. 
             Biggert):
       H.R. 4223. A bill to support evidence-based social and 
     emotional learning programming; to the Committee on Education 
     and Labor.
           By Ms. VELAZQUEZ (for herself, Mr. Frank of 
             Massachusetts, and Ms. Waters):
       H.R. 4224. A bill to establish a pilot program to train 
     public housing residents as home health aides and in home-
     based health services to enable such residents to provide 
     covered home-based health services to residents of public 
     housing and residents of federally-assisted rental housing, 
     who are elderly and disabled, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Financial Services.
           By Mr. COSTA (for himself and Mr. Cardoza):
       H.R. 4225. A bill to authorize drought assistance 
     adjustments to provide immediate funding for projects and 
     activities that will help alleviate record unemployment and 
     diminished agricultural production related to the drought in 
     California; to the Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Mr. REICHERT (for himself, Mr. Kind, Mr. Davis of 
             Kentucky, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Lee of New York, and 
             Mr. Perriello):
       H.R. 4226. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to improve and extend certain energy-related tax 
     provisions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways 
     and Means.
           By Mr. SCHRADER (for himself, Mr. Walden, Mr. Baird, 
             Ms. Herseth Sandlin, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. 
             Minnick, and Mr. DeFazio):
       H.R. 4227. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture 
     to provide loans to support the conversion of energy 
     generation or heating and cooling systems to the use of 
     renewable biomass and to support the installation of new 
     equipment to use renewable biomass for such systems, and for 
     other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture.
           By Mr. ALEXANDER:
       H.R. 4228. A bill to require the Forest Service to 
     accommodate, to the extent consistent with the management 
     objectives and limitations applicable to the National Forest 
     System lands at issue, individuals with mobility disabilities 
     who need to use a power-driven mobility device for reasonable 
     access to such lands; to the Committee on Agriculture, 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 Ms. BEAN (for herself and Mrs. Capito):
       H.R. 4229. A bill to amend the Real Estate Settlement 
     Procedures Act of 1974 to ensure that borrowers under 
     federally related mortgage loans have an opportunity to 
     inspect closing documents; to the Committee on Financial 
     Services.
           By Mr. BLUMENAUER:
       H.R. 4230. A bill to limit access of Members of Congress to 
     Government-administered health care benefits so long as 
     comprehensive health reform legislation has not become law; 
     to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to 
     the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and 
     Means, Energy and Commerce, and 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. CAO:
       H.R. 4231. A bill to amend the Violent Crime Control and 
     Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to reduce the rate of occurrence 
     of homicides and violent crimes in violent and drug crime 
     zones; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. CASTLE:
       H.R. 4232. A bill to extend the temporary duty suspension 
     on certain rayon staple fibers; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Ms. HERSETH SANDLIN (for herself, Mr. Walden, Mr. 
             Baird, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, and Mr. Schrader):
       H.R. 4233. A bill to amend the Healthy Forests Restoration 
     Act of 2003 to expand the areas of Federal land on which 
     hazardous fuel reduction projects may be conducted under that 
     Act, to add protection of infrastructure in rural communities 
     as an additional purpose of that Act, and for other purposes; 
     to the Committee on Agriculture, 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. SAM JOHNSON of Texas:
       H.R. 4234. A bill to provide for the commemoration of the 
     60th anniversary of the Korean war; to the Committee on Armed 
     Services.
           By Mr. KENNEDY:
       H.R. 4235. A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to 
     provide assistance for graduate medical education funding for 
     women's hospitals; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. LEVIN:
       H.R. 4236. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to provide a temporary exclusion of 100 percent of the 
     gain on the sale or exchange of certain small business stock; 
     to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mrs. MALONEY (for herself, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, and Mr. 
             Nadler of New York):
       H.R. 4237. A bill to ensure that the courts of the United 
     States may provide an impartial forum for claims brought by 
     United States citizens and others against any railroad 
     organized as a separate legal entity, arising from the 
     deportation of United States citizens and others to Nazi 
     concentration camps on trains owned or operated by such 
     railroad, and by the heirs and survivors of such persons; to 
     the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Ms. MARKEY of Colorado (for herself, Ms. DeGette, 
             Mr. Polis, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Coffman of 
             Colorado, and Mr. Perlmutter):
       H.R. 4238. A bill to designate the facility of the United 
     States Postal Service located at 930 39th Avenue in Greeley, 
     Colorado, as the ``W.D. Farr Post Office Building''; to the 
     Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. MEEK of Florida (for himself and Mr. Brady of 
             Texas):
       H.R. 4239. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to modify the exception from the 10 percent penalty for 
     early withdrawals from governmental plans for Federal and 
     State qualified public safety employees; to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means.
           By Mr. MELANCON:
       H.R. 4240. A bill to provide for a grace period in which 
     durable medical equipment suppliers may meet Medicare 
     accreditation and surety bond requirements; 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. MICHAUD:
       H.R. 4241. A bill to amend chapter 17 of title 38, United 
     States Code, to allow for increased flexibility in payments 
     for State veterans homes; to the Committee on Veterans' 
     Affairs.
           By Mr. MORAN of Kansas:
       H.R. 4242. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to provide incentives for used oil re-refining, and for 
     other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California (for herself and 
             Mr. Brady of Texas):
       H.R. 4243. A bill to permit the issuance of tax-exempt 
     bonds for air and water pollution control facilities; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. SCHOCK (for himself and Mr. Nye):
       H.R. 4244. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to provide a simplified research tax credit for small 
     businesses; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. SESTAK:
       H.R. 4245. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Army to 
     provide assistance relating to water resource protection and 
     development in Pennsylvania, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. WALZ:
       H.R. 4246. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to extend the alternative fuels credit for liquified 
     petroleum gas through 2010; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Mr. BERMAN (for himself, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, 
             Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Payne, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Filner, 
             Mr. Honda, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Ellison, 
             Mr. Carnahan, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Chu, Ms. 
             Bordallo, Ms. Speier, Mr. Bilbray, Ms. Watson, Mr. 
             Engel, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Sires, 
             and Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California):
       H. Con. Res. 218. Concurrent resolution expressing sympathy 
     for the 57 civilians who were killed in the southern 
     Philippines on November 23, 2009; to the Committee on Foreign 
     Affairs. Considered and agreed to.
           By Mr. TERRY:
       H. Con. Res. 219. Concurrent resolution recognizing and 
     commending the leadership and thousands of volunteers 
     involved with Bugles Across America for their commitment and 
     sacrifice to ensure veterans are laid to rest with the honor 
     and ceremony they earned through selfless service to the 
     people of the United States in the Armed Forces; to the 
     Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
           By Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia (for himself, Ms. Richardson, 
             Mr. Lujan, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. Ellison, Mr. 
             Conyers, and Mr. Filner):
       H. Res. 950. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     that any unobligated funds authorized for expenditure by the 
     Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) should be used to create 
     jobs for United States citizens; to the Committee on 
     Financial Services.
           By Mr. BROWN of South Carolina (for himself, Mr. Davis 
             of Illinois, Ms.

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             Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Conaway, Mr. 
             Kingston, Mr. Carter, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Barrett of 
             South Carolina, Mr. Inglis, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, 
             Mr. Bachus, Mr. Jones, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Franks of 
             Arizona, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Moran of 
             Kansas, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, and Mr. Souder):
       H. Res. 951. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of 
     Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate 
     Christmas; to the Committee on Oversight and Government 
     Reform.
           By Mr. McKEON (for himself and Mr. Cantor):
       H. Res. 952. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives that a recipient of the Congressional 
     Medal of Honor should be permitted, at all times on the 
     recipient's property, to properly display the Flag of the 
     United States of America; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. McGOVERN (for himself, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Delahunt, 
             and Mr. Smith of New Jersey):
       H. Res. 953. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives that the Government of the People's 
     Republic of China has violated internationally recognized 
     human rights and legal due process standards by carrying out 
     executions after trials marred by procedural abuses and by 
     carrying out arbitrary detentions targeting Uyghurs and other 
     individuals in Xinjiang in the aftermath of a suppressed 
     demonstration and ensuing mob violence on July 5 to 7, 2009; 
     to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Mr. HALL of Texas (for himself, Mr. McCaul, Mr. 
             Olson, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Akin, Mr. 
             Broun of Georgia, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. 
             Bartlett, Mrs. Biggert, and Mr. Smith of Texas):
       H. Res. 954. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives regarding the scientific protocols, data 
     collection methods, and peer review standards for climate 
     change research which are necessary to preclude future 
     infringements of the public trust; to the Committee on 
     Science and Technology.
           By Mr. McHENRY (for himself, Mr. Kissell, Mr. Hunter, 
             Mrs. Myrick, and Mr. Schauer):
       H. Res. 957. A resolution honoring Jimmie Johnson, 2009 
     NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion; to the Committee on Oversight and 
     Government Reform.
           By Mr. VAN HOLLEN (for himself, Mr. George Miller of 
             California, Mrs. Bono Mack, and Mr. Reichert):
       H. Res. 958. A resolution congratulating the United States 
     Men's National Soccer Team for securing a berth at the 2010 
     FIFA World Cup in South Africa; to the Committee on Oversight 
     and Government Reform.

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