RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED TODAY
(Senate - June 26, 2012)

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                      RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED TODAY

  Mr. DURBIN. I ask unanimous consent the Senate proceed to immediate 
consideration en bloc of the following resolutions, which were 
submitted earlier today: S. Res. 506, S. Res. 507, S. Res. 508, S. Res. 
509, and S. Res. 510.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, this resolution, S. Res. 506, on behalf of 
myself and the distinguished Republican leader, Mr. McConnell, concerns 
a request for representation in a pro se civil action pending in 
Indiana small claims court. In this action, the plaintiff seeks damages 
from a former Member of the Indiana House of Representatives arising 
out of plaintiff's efforts to obtain Social Security benefits. 
Plaintiff has issued trial subpoenas to former Senator Evan Bayh and an 
unnamed employee of his former Senate office for testimony arising out 
of their Senate duties.
  This resolution would authorize the Senate Legal Counsel to represent 
Senator Bayh and employees of his former Senate office in this case to 
seek to quash the subpoenas on the ground that the Senator and his 
former staff lack personal knowledge of the relevant events and other 
legal bases. The resolution would also authorize the former constituent 
services director for Senator Bayh to submit a declaration in support 
of the motion to quash attesting that she has no knowledge of anyone in 
the former Senator's office who has any information relevant to this 
case.
  Mr. DURBIN. I ask unanimous consent that the resolutions be agreed 
to, the preambles be agreed to, the motions to reconsider be laid upon 
the table en bloc, with no intervening action or debate, and any 
statements be printed in the Record.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolutions were agreed to.
  The preambles were agreed to.
  The resolutions, with their preambles, read as follows:

                              S. Res. 506

         To authorize legal representation in Bilbrey v. Tyler

       Whereas, in the case of Bilbrey v. Tyler, No. 18C04-1111-
     SC-2209, pending in Delaware Circuit Court No. 4, Small 
     Claims Division, in Muncie, Indiana, the plaintiff has sought 
     testimony from former Senator Evan Bayh and an unnamed 
     employee of his former Senate office;
       Whereas, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 704(a)(2) of the 
     Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 2 U.S.C. Sec. Sec. 288b(a) 
     and 288c(a)(2), the Senate may direct its counsel to 
     represent former Members and former employees of the Senate 
     with respect to any subpoena, order, or request for testimony 
     relating to their official responsibilities;
       Whereas, by the privileges of the Senate of the United 
     States and Rule XI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, no 
     evidence under the control or in the possession of the Senate 
     may, by the judicial or administrative process, be taken from 
     such control or possession but by permission of the Senate;
       Whereas, when it appears that evidence under the control or 
     in the possession of the Senate may promote the 
     administration of justice, the Senate will take such action 
     as will promote the ends of justice consistent with the 
     privileges of the Senate: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate Legal Counsel is authorized to 
     represent Senator Bayh and former employees of his Senate 
     office in Bilbrey v. Tyler and related proceedings.
       Sec. 2.  Senator Bayh's former director of constituent 
     services, Karen Railing, is authorized to submit a 
     declaration in this case.

                              S. Res. 507

   Congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the National Basketball 
                        Association Championship

       Whereas, on June 21, 2012, the Miami Heat defeated the 
     Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 121 to 106 in Miami, 
     Florida, winning the second National Basketball Association 
     (NBA) Championship in the history of the Miami Heat 
     franchise;
       Whereas, during the 2012 NBA Playoffs, the Heat defeated 
     the New York Knicks, the Indiana Pacers, the Boston Celtics, 
     and the Oklahoma City Thunder;
       Whereas the Heat became the first team to win an NBA title 
     after trailing in three different postseason series;
       Whereas, after losing the first game of the NBA Finals, the 
     Heat came back to win 4 games in a row, which earned the team 
     an overall record of 62-27 and the right to be named NBA 
     champions;
       Whereas LeBron James, who averaged 28.6 points during the 
     Finals, was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals;
       Whereas Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem have been integral 
     players on both Miami Heat championship teams;
       Whereas Chris Bosh returned from serious injury to 
     contribute significantly to the team;
       Whereas each member of the Miami Heat roster, including 
     Joel Anthony, Shane Battier, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, 
     Norris Cole, Eddy Curry, Terrel Harris, Udonis Haslem, Juwan 
     Howard, LeBron James, James Jones, Mike Miller, Dexter 
     Pittman, Ronny Turiaf, and Dwyane Wade, played an essential 
     role in bringing a second NBA Championship to Miami;
       Whereas Erik Spoelstra and his assistant coaches Bob 
     McAdoo, Keith Askins, Ron Rothstein, David Fizdale, Chad 
     Kammerer, Octavio De La Grana, Bill Foran, as well as 
     trainers Jay Sabol, Rey Jaffet, and Rob Pimental, worked with 
     the Miami Heat players and maintained a standard of 
     excellence;

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       Whereas owner Micky Arison has built a first-class sports 
     franchise and provided unwavering commitment to bringing 
     another championship to the city of Miami;
       Whereas, over his 17 seasons with the Miami Heat, team 
     President Pat Riley has provided the team with an 
     unprecedented level of dedication and leadership; and
       Whereas the Miami Heat brought the city of Miami, the State 
     of Florida, and their fans around the world a second ``white 
     hot'' NBA Championship: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the Miami Heat on its victory in the 2012 
     National Basketball Association Championship; and
       (2) requests the Secretary of the Senate to transmit for 
     appropriate display an enrolled copy of this resolution to--
       (A) the owner of the Miami Heat, Micky Arison;
       (B) the President of the Miami Heat, Pat Riley; and
       (C) the coach of the Miami Heat, Erik Spoelstra.

                              S. Res. 508

 Recognizing the teams and players of Negro League Baseball for their 
achievements, dedication, sacrifices, and contributions to baseball and 
                               the Nation

       Whereas, prior to 1947, Major League Baseball excluded 
     African Americans from playing professional baseball, but 
     could not suppress their desire to play the sport;
       Whereas African Americans began organizing their own 
     professional baseball teams in 1885;
       Whereas, between 1920 and 1960, African Americans organized 
     6 separate baseball leagues, known collectively as the Negro 
     Leagues;
       Whereas the Negro Leagues included exceptionally talented 
     athletes who played baseball at the sport's highest level;
       Whereas, on May 20, 1920, the first Negro League, the Negro 
     National League, played its first game;
       Whereas, prior to the inclusion of African Americans in 
     Major League Baseball, the Negro Leagues and their players 
     were extraordinarily successful and popular throughout the 
     United States;
       Whereas the skills and abilities of players in the Negro 
     Leagues contributed to the realization by Major League 
     Baseball of the need to integrate African Americans into the 
     sport;
       Whereas Major League Baseball was not fully integrated 
     until July 1959;
       Whereas the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, 
     Missouri, was founded in 1990, to honor those who played in 
     the Negro Leagues as a result of segregation in the United 
     States;
       Whereas the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is the only 
     public museum in the Nation that exists for the exclusive 
     purpose of interpreting the experiences of players in the 
     Negro Leagues from 1920 through 1960;
       Whereas there remains a need to preserve evidence of the 
     honor, courage, sacrifice, and triumph in the face of 
     segregation that African Americans displayed while playing in 
     the Negro Leagues;
       Whereas the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum seeks to educate 
     a diverse audience through its comprehensive collection of 
     historical materials, important artifacts, and oral histories 
     of the players in the Negro Leagues, as well as inform the 
     public on the impact of segregation on the lives of those 
     African-American players and their fans; and
       Whereas the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, through its 
     invaluable resources, presents a great opportunity to teach 
     children and others by providing on-site visits, traveling 
     exhibits, classroom curriculum, distance learning, and other 
     educational initiatives: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) honors the teams and players of Negro League Baseball 
     for their achievements, dedication, sacrifices, and 
     contributions to baseball and the Nation;
       (2) supports the designation of the Negro Leagues Baseball 
     Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, as ``America's National 
     Negro Leagues Baseball Museum'', including the museum's 
     future and expanded exhibits, collections library, archives, 
     artifacts, and education programs;
       (3) commends the efforts of the Negro Leagues Baseball 
     Museum to recognize and preserve the history of the Negro 
     Leagues and the impact of segregation on the Nation;
       (4) recognizes that the continued collection, preservation, 
     and interpretation of the historical objects and other 
     materials at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum enhances the 
     knowledge and understanding of the experience of African 
     Americans during segregation;
       (5) calls on every American to join in celebrating the 
     Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and its mission of preserving 
     and interpreting the legacy of the Negro Leagues; and
       (6) encourages present and future generations of Americans 
     to understand the important issues surrounding the Negro 
     Leagues, the role of the Negro Leagues in shaping Major 
     League Baseball and the Nation, and how the sacrifices of 
     Negro League players helped establish baseball as a national 
     pastime of the United States.

                              S. Res. 509

Recognizing Major League Baseball as an important part of the cultural 
history of American society, celebrating the 2012 Major League Baseball 
All-Star Game, and honoring Kansas City, Missouri, as the host city of 
                         the 83rd All-Star Game

       Whereas Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, the 
     Midsummer Classic, occurs once a year between players from 
     the American and National Leagues, allowing baseball fans, 
     players, and managers to select players to represent each 
     league;
       Whereas the first All-Star Game, held as part of the 1933 
     World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois, at Comiskey Park was 
     intended to be a one-time event, yet its widespread success 
     led to the establishment of the game as an annual tradition;
       Whereas the Major League Baseball All-Star Game showcases 
     the best baseball players in the major leagues and all across 
     the world, giving baseball fans the opportunity to select the 
     starting players;
       Whereas, since 1933, the Major League Baseball All-Star 
     Game has taken place every year but one, 1945, in the midst 
     of World War II;
       Whereas the 83rd edition of the Major League Baseball All-
     Star Game for the 2012 season will be held on July 10, 2012, 
     at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, the home of the 
     Kansas City Royals;
       Whereas the event will mark the third time the All-Star 
     Game has been played in Kansas City, with Kauffman Stadium, 
     then named Royals Stadium, last hosting the event in 1973, 
     the stadium's inaugural year;
       Whereas the event was also held at Municipal Stadium in 
     1960, when it was the home of the Athletics;
       Whereas the illustrious baseball history of Kansas City, 
     Missouri, includes the Royals' 1985 World Series 
     Championship, the contributions of Jackie Robinson, Buck 
     O'Neil, and others to the Kansas City Monarchs, and Lou 
     Gehrig's final three innings of play in a 1939 exhibition 
     against the Kansas City Blues;
       Whereas, as part of Major League Baseball's All-Star Summer 
     celebration, Major League Baseball will host a number of 
     events in the Greater Kansas City region leading up to the 
     All-Star Game, benefitting the Kansas City community as a 
     whole;
       Whereas Major League Baseball and the Kansas City Royals 
     will hold numerous charity events throughout the region, 
     including an All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run, with all 
     Major League Baseball proceeds being donated equally between 
     three cancer charities, Stand Up To Cancer, the Prostate 
     Cancer Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater 
     Kansas City;
       Whereas, as part of the All-Star Summer celebration, Major 
     League Baseball will provide funding to help renovate two 
     baseball fields owned by the Kansas City Missouri Parks and 
     Recreation Department, Mulkey Square Park and Satchel Paige 
     Stadium;
       Whereas the fields will be used regularly by local Reviving 
     Baseball in Inner Cities leagues and by Guadalupe Center 
     Youth Baseball;
       Whereas Kansas City, Missouri, has worked to preserve the 
     history of the Negro Baseball Leagues by establishing the 
     Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and as part of the All-Star 
     Game summer events, funding will be provided for a new 
     traveling exhibit focusing on Negro League Players who, after 
     Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier, began 
     participating in All-Star Games in 1949;
       Whereas Kansas City, Missouri, known for world-class 
     barbeque, rich jazz history, and a legacy of professional 
     sports, including the Royals' 1985 World Series Championship, 
     will play host to the 83rd All-Star Game, and will be 
     showcased in the forefront of baseball history as the All-
     Star Game is broadcast world wide; and
       Whereas the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 
     Kansas City, Missouri, will be a unique and unforgettable 
     experience for baseball fans across the State of Missouri and 
     throughout the country: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) recognizes Kansas City, Missouri, as the host city for 
     the 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game and supports 
     efforts to achieve an unforgettable Midsummer Classic 
     baseball experience for all fans; and
       (2) recognizes Major League Baseball for sponsoring the 
     All-Star Game and for its efforts in energizing the Kansas 
     City community by hosting a number of baseball-related events 
     that benefit numerous charities, focusing on fan appreciation 
     and youth involvement, and emphasizing the continued 
     appreciation of baseball as America's favorite pastime.

                              S. Res. 510

   Designating the month of June 2012 as ``National Cytomegalovirus 
                           Awareness Month''

       Whereas congenital Cytomegalovirus (referred to in this 
     preamble as ``CMV'') is the most common congenital infection 
     in the United States, with 1 in 150 children born with 
     congenital CMV;
       Whereas congenital CMV is the most common cause of birth 
     defects and childhood disabilities in the United States;
       Whereas congenital CMV is preventable with behavioral 
     interventions such as practicing frequent hand washing with 
     soap and water after contact with diapers or oral secretions, 
     not kissing young children on the mouth, and not sharing 
     food, towels, or utensils with young children;
       Whereas CMV is found in bodily fluids, including urine, 
     saliva, blood, mucus, and tears;
       Whereas congenital CMV can be diagnosed if the virus is 
     found in urine, saliva, blood, or

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     other body tissues of an infant during the first week after 
     birth;
       Whereas CMV infection is more common than the combined 
     metabolic or endocrine disorders currently in the United 
     States core newborn screening panel;
       Whereas most people are not aware of their CMV infection 
     status, with pregnant women being 1 of the highest risk 
     groups;
       Whereas the American College of Obstetricians and 
     Gynecologists and the Centers for Disease Control and 
     Prevention recommend that OB/GYNs counsel women on basic 
     prevention measures to guard against CMV infection;
       Whereas, in 1999, the Institute of Medicine stated that 
     development of a CMV vaccine was the highest priority for new 
     vaccines;
       Whereas the incidence of children born with congenital CMV 
     can be greatly reduced with public education and awareness; 
     and
       Whereas a comprehensive understanding of CMV provides 
     opportunities to improve the health and well-being of our 
     children: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates the month of June 2012 as ``National 
     Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month'' in order to raise awareness 
     of the dangers of Cytomegalovirus (referred to in this 
     resolution as ``CMV'') and reduce the occurrence of 
     congenital CMV infection; and
       (2) recommends that more effort be taken to counsel women 
     of childbearing age of the effect that CMV can have on their 
     children.

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