PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 93
(House of Representatives - June 19, 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:


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           By Mr. KIRK (for himself and Mr. Larsen of Washington):
       H.R. 2960. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Defense to 
     pay an additional amount of assignment special pay to members 
     of the Armed Forces who agree to serve in Afghanistan for up 
     to six years or the duration of the United States mission in 
     that country; to the Committee on Armed Services.
           By Mr. McCARTHY of California (for himself, Mr. Herger, 
             Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mr. McClintock, 
             Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Nunes, and Mr. McKeon):
       H.R. 2961. A bill to create additional permanent and 
     temporary judgeships for the eastern district of California, 
     to provide for an additional place of holding court in the 
     eastern district of California, and for other purposes; to 
     the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Ms. SPEIER:
       H.R. 2962. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social 
     Security Act to exclude certain advanced diagnostic imaging 
     services from the in-office ancillary services exception to 
     the prohibition on physician self-referral; 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 Mrs. DAHLKEMPER (for herself, Mr. Tim Murphy of 
             Pennsylvania, Mr. Carney, Mr. Welch, Mr. Tonko, Mr. 
             Braley of Iowa, Mr. Honda, Mr. Bright, Ms. Eddie 
             Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Kissell, Mr. Childers, 
             Ms. Fudge, Mr. Kagen, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Boswell, Ms. 
             Kaptur, Mr. Massa, Mr. Altmire, Mr. Sires, Mr. 
             Connolly of Virginia, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. 
             Moran of Virginia, and Mr. Dingell):
       H.R. 2963. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to provide incentives for improving small manufacturers' 
     computer technology; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. HELLER (for himself, Ms. Bean, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. 
             Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Cao, Mr. 
             Reichert, Mr. Hastings of Florida, and Mr. Austria):
       H.R. 2964. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to allow refunds of Federal motor fuel excise taxes on 
     fuels used in mobile mammography vehicles; to the Committee 
     on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. ALTMIRE (for himself, Mr. Wu, Mr. Graves, Ms. 
             Velazquez, Mr. Schock, Mr. Nye, Mrs. Halvorson, and 
             Mr. Bright):
       H.R. 2965. A bill to amend the Small Business Act with 
     respect to the Small Business Innovation Research Program and 
     the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition 
     to the Committee on Science and Technology, 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. NADLER of New York:
       H.R. 2966. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to deny any deduction for direct-to-consumer 
     advertisements of prescription drugs; to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means.
           By Mrs. KIRKPATRICK of Arizona (for herself and Mr. 
             Flake):
       H.R. 2967. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to deny the alternative fuel and alternative fuel 
     mixture credits for black liquor; to the Committee on Ways 
     and Means.
           By Mrs. KIRKPATRICK of Arizona (for herself and Mr. 
             Jones):
       H.R. 2968. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
     eliminate the required reduction in the amount of the 
     accelerated death benefit payable to certain terminally-ill 
     persons insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance or 
     Veterans' Group Life Insurance; to the Committee on Veterans' 
     Affairs.
           By Mrs. CAPPS (for herself, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Carnahan, 
             Ms. Schwartz, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Inslee, and Mr. 
             Blumenauer):
       H.R. 2969. A bill to authorize the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency to establish water system 
     adaptation partnerships; to the Committee on Transportation 
     and Infrastructure, 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 Mr. BISHOP of Utah (for himself, Mr. Matheson, and 
             Mr. Chaffetz):
       H.R. 2970. A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to 
     increase the maximum age limit for an original appointment to 
     a position as a Federal law enforcement officer in the case 
     of any individual who has been discharged or released from 
     active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions, 
     and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and 
     Government Reform.
           By Mr. BLUMENAUER (for himself, Mr. Wu, Mr. DeFazio, 
             Mr. Walden, and Mr. Schrader):
       H.R. 2971. A bill to designate the facility of the United 
     States Postal Service located at 630 Northeast Killingsworth 
     Avenue in Portland, Oregon, as the ``Dr. Martin Luther King, 
     Jr. Post Office''; to the Committee on Oversight and 
     Government Reform.
           By Mr. BOUSTANY (for himself, Mr. Cao, Mr. Alexander, 
             Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Melancon, Mr. Scalise, and Mr. 
             Fleming):
       H.R. 2972. A bill to designate the facility of the United 
     States Postal Service located at 115 West Edward Street in 
     Erath, Louisiana, as the ``Conrad DeRouen, Jr. Post Office''; 
     to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. CAMPBELL:
       H.R. 2973. A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior 
     to notify units of local government when a Native American 
     group files a petition to become a federally recognized 
     Indian tribe and before the decision on the petition is made, 
     and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural 
     Resources.
           By Mr. CAMPBELL (for himself, Mr. Buyer, and Mr. Brown 
             of South Carolina):
       H.R. 2974. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to allow individuals eligible for veterans health 
     benefits to contribute to health savings accounts; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. CAMPBELL:
       H.R. 2975. A bill to improve the medical care by reducing 
     the excessive burden imposed by the civil liability system on 
     the health care delivery system; 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 Mr. CASTLE:
       H.R. 2976. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social 
     Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated 
     with the injection of insulin, of containment, removal, 
     decontamination and disposal of home-generated needles, 
     syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, 
     decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program 
     or similar program under part D of the Medicare Program; 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. COSTA (for himself, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Radanovich, 
             Mr. Nunes, and Mr. McCarthy of California):
       H.R. 2977. A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior, 
     acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to enter into an 
     agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a 
     comprehensive study of sustainable water and environmental 
     management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, 
     and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural 
     Resources.
           By Mr. DAVIS of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Cummings, 
             Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Sarbanes, 
             Ms. Norton, and Mr. Connolly of Virginia):
       H.R. 2978. A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to 
     increase the maximum age to qualify for coverage as a 
     ``child'' under the health benefits program for Federal 
     employees; to the Committee on Oversight and Government 
     Reform.
           By Mr. DAVIS of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Meeks of New 
             York, Mr. Watt, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Cleaver, Mrs. 
             Christensen, Mr. Davis of Alabama, Ms. Lee of 
             California, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Ms. Corrine 
             Brown of Florida, Ms. Richardson, Ms. Eddie Bernice 
             Johnson of Texas, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Mr. 
             Cummings, Ms. Waters, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Payne, Mr. 
             Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Clay, Mr. Al Green of Texas, 
             Mr. Towns, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Rush, Mr. 
             Butterfield, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Moore of 
             Wisconsin, Mr. Carson of Indiana, and Mr. Thompson of 
             Mississippi):
       H.R. 2979. A bill to amend title IV of the Social Security 
     Act to ensure funding for grants to promote responsible 
     fatherhood and strengthen low-income families, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition 
     to the Committees on Education and Labor, Energy and 
     Commerce, and Agriculture, 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. FILNER:
       H.R. 2980. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
     reduce the period of time for which a veteran must be totally 
     disabled before the veteran's survivors are eligible for the 
     benefits provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for 
     survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at time 
     of death; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
           By Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts (for himself, Mr. George 
             Miller of California, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. 
             Polis of Colorado, Mr. Andrews, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. 
             Castle, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Lance, and Mr. Platts):
       H.R. 2981. A bill to prohibit employment discrimination on 
     the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity; to the 
     Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the 
     Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government 
     Reform, and 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.

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           By Mr. GRIJALVA (for himself, Ms. Herseth Sandlin, Mr. 
             Pastor of Arizona, and Mr. Wu):
       H.R. 2982. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to allow Indian tribes to transfer the credit for 
     electricity produced from renewable resources; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. HOLT (for himself, Mr. Cohen, and Ms. Woolsey):
       H.R. 2983. A bill to require the videotaping or electronic 
     recording of strategic intelligence interrogations of persons 
     in the custody of or under the effective control of the 
     Department of Defense, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee 
     on Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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. LoBIONDO (for himself, Mr. Mica, Mr. Young of 
             Alaska, and Mr. Coble):
       H.R. 2984. A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to 
     assist in the defense of United States mariners and vessels 
     against piracy, to ensure the traditional right of self-
     defense of those vessels against piracy, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security, 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. MORAN of Virginia:
       H.R. 2985. A bill to establish a public diplomacy 
     international exchange program to be known as the 
     Ambassador's Fund for Strategic Exchanges, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Mr. MORAN of Virginia (for himself, Ms. Norton, Mr. 
             Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Wittman, Ms. Edwards of 
             Maryland, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Wolf, and Mr. Hoyer):
       H.R. 2986. A bill to amend the Act of May 29, 1930 (Chapter 
     354; 46 Stat. 482; commonly known as the Capper-Cramton Act), 
     to authorize a grant program to preserve resources in the 
     National Capital region, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California (for herself, Ms. 
             Berkley, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. 
             Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Holt, Ms. 
             Kaptur, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. McGovern, Mr. 
             Nadler of New York, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Payne, Mr. 
             Pierluisi, Mr. Reyes, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Ryan of 
             Ohio, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Sires, Ms. Waters, Mr. Wexler, 
             and Mr. Wu):
       H.R. 2987. A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to 
     ensure sufficient resources and increase efforts for research 
     at the National Institutes of Health relating to Alzheimer's 
     disease, to authorize an education and outreach program to 
     promote public awareness and risk reduction with respect to 
     Alzheimer's disease (with particular emphasis on education 
     and outreach in Hispanic populations), and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. CONYERS:
       H. Res. 565. A resolution appointing and authorizing 
     managers for the impeachment of Samuel B. Kent, a judge of 
     the United States District Court for the Southern District of 
     Texas; considered and agreed to. considered and agreed to.
           By Ms. WATERS (for herself, Mr. Baca, Mr. Becerra, Mr. 
             Berman, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mrs. Bono 
             Mack, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Butterfield, 
             Mr. Calvert, Mr. Campbell, Mrs. Capps, Mrs. 
             Christensen, Mr. Clay, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Costa, Mrs. 
             Davis of California, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Farr, Mr. 
             Fattah, Mr. Filner, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Al Green of 
             Texas, Ms. Harman, Mr. Issa, Ms. Kilpatrick of 
             Michigan, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Lewis of 
             California, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. Mack, 
             Mr. McCarthy of California, Mr. McKeon, Mr. 
             McClintock, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mr. Gary G. Miller 
             of California, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Payne, 
             Mr. Radanovich, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Rohrabacher, Ms. 
             Roybal-Allard, Mr. Royce, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of 
             California, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. 
             Schiff, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Watson, Mr. Watt, and Mr. 
             Waxman):
       H. Res. 566. A resolution congratulating the 2008-2009 
     National Basketball Association Champions, the Los Angeles 
     Lakers, on an outstanding and historic season; to the 
     Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. CAMPBELL (for himself, Mr. Rohrabacher, Ms. 
             Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Gary G. Miller of 
             California, Mr. Calvert, Ms. Watson, and Mr. Royce):
       H. Res. 567. A resolution congratulating the University of 
     California, Irvine's men's volleyball team for winning the 
     2009 national championship; to the Committee on Education and 
     Labor.
           By Mrs. CAPITO (for herself, Mr. Barrett of South 
             Carolina, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. 
             Shuster, Mr. Sestak, and Mr. Wolf):
       H. Res. 568. A resolution recognizing the 150th anniversary 
     of John Brown's raid in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; to the 
     Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
           By Mr. MORAN of Virginia (for himself, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. 
             Latham, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. 
             Braley of Iowa, Mr. Hinchey, and Mr. McGovern):
       H. Res. 569. A resolution supporting the work of citizen 
     diplomacy organizations and encouraging the convening of a 
     Presidential Summit on Global Citizen Diplomacy; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Mr. ROGERS of Michigan (for himself, Mr. Culberson, 
             Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, and Mr. Royce):
       H. Res. 570. A resolution directing the Secretary of 
     Homeland Security to transmit to the House of Representatives 
     all information in the possession of the Department of 
     Homeland Security relating to the immigration status of any 
     detainees and foreign persons suspected of terrorism; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. WALZ (for himself, Mr. Ellsworth, and Mr. Wilson 
             of South Carolina):
       H. Res. 571. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives that the Federal Government should 
     relinquish its temporary ownership interests in the General 
     Motors Corporation and Chrysler Group, LLC, as soon as 
     possible and should not micromanage or unduly intercede in 
     management decisions of such companies; to the Committee on 
     Financial Services.

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