PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
(House of Representatives - September 20, 2012)

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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. OLSON (for himself, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Gene 
             Green of Texas, and Mr. Matheson):
       H.R. 6444. A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to require the 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to 
     establish a system for the certification of the validity of 
     credits to be used for compliance with the renewable fuel 
     program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy 
     and Commerce.
           By Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania (for himself, Mr. 
             Loebsack, Mr. Marino, Mr. West, and Mr. Jones):
       H.R. 6445. A bill to amend title II of the Social Security 
     Act to provide that the waiting period for disability 
     insurance benefits shall not be applicable in the case of a 
     recovering service member; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Mr. ROSKAM (for himself and Mr. Lance):
       H.R. 6446. A bill to create incentive for innovative 
     diagnostics by improving the process for determining Medicare 
     payment rates for new tests; 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. HONDA (for himself and Mr. Hinojosa):
       H.R. 6447. A bill to improve quality and accountability for 
     educator preparation programs; to the Committee on Education 
     and the Workforce.
           By Mr. PRICE of North Carolina (for himself, Mr. Van 
             Hollen, Mr. Jones, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. 
             Brady of Pennsylvania, Ms. Eshoo, and Mr. Sarbanes):
       H.R. 6448. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to reform the system of public financing for 
     Presidential elections, to establish a system of public 
     financing for Congressional elections, to promote the 
     disclosure of disbursements made in coordination with 
     campaigns for election for Federal office, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on House Administration, 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. POE of Texas (for himself, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. 
             Burton of Indiana, Mr. Walsh of Illinois, Mr. Ross of 
             Florida, Mr. Posey, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, and 
             Mr. Pearce):
       H.R. 6449. A bill to establish an air travelers' bill of 
     rights, to implement those rights, and for other purposes; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security.
           By Mr. COSTELLO (for himself and Mr. Shimkus):
       H.R. 6450. A bill to facilitate and expedite the review of 
     proposed improvements to Federal flood control projects to be 
     constructed by local sponsors, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. LANDRY:
       H.R. 6451. A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation 
     to ensure that on-duty time does not include waiting time at 
     a natural gas or oil well site for certain commercial motor 
     vehicle operators, and for other purposes; to the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. LANDRY:
       H.R. 6452. A bill to provide limitations on United States 
     assistance, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs, 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.

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           By Mr. AMODEI:
       H.R. 6453. A bill to facilitate planning, permitting, 
     administration, implementation, and monitoring of pinyon-
     juniper dominated landscape restoration projects within 
     Lincoln County, Nevada, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Mrs. BIGGERT:
       H.R. 6454. A bill to amend the Department of Energy High-
     End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-
     end computing research and development program of the 
     Department of Energy, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
           By Ms. BROWN of Florida:
       H.R. 6455. A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in 
     addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, 
     the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Foreign Affairs, and 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. BUCSHON (for himself, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Carney, 
             Mr. Boswell, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Guinta, Mr. Carson of 
             Indiana, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Bonner, Mr. 
             Pence, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Schilling, Mr. Renacci, 
             Mr. Crawford, Mrs. Schmidt, Ms. Herrera Beutler, Mr. 
             Lankford, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Southerland, Mr. Young of 
             Indiana, and Mr. Gibbs):
       H.R. 6456. A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to 
     permit a State to issue a commercial driver's license to a 
     member of the Armed Forces whose duty station is located in 
     the State; to the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure.
           By Mr. CARSON of Indiana (for himself, Ms. Norton, Mr. 
             Grijalva, and Mr. Rangel):
       H.R. 6457. A bill to provide grants to enhance the most 
     effective freezing methods to improve access to affordable 
     and locally produced specialty crops; to the Committee on 
     Agriculture.
           By Mr. CARSON of Indiana:
       H.R. 6458. A bill to require institutions of higher 
     education to provide students with information from the 
     Occupational Employment Statistics program and the 
     Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor 
     Statistics, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Education and the Workforce.
           By Mr. CASSIDY (for himself, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Harper, 
             Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Landry, Mr. Richmond, 
             Mr. Nunnelee, and Mr. Scalise):
       H.R. 6459. A bill to provide tax relief with respect to the 
     Hurricane Isaac disaster area; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, 
     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. ELLISON (for himself and Mr. Peters):
       H.R. 6460. A bill to modify provisions of law relating to 
     refugee resettlement, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees 
     on Foreign Affairs, 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 Ms. FUDGE:
       H.R. 6461. A bill to prevent childhood obesity; to the 
     Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. GARDNER (for himself, Mr. Matheson, and Mr. 
             Tipton):
       H.R. 6462. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to facilitate water leasing and water transfers to 
     promote conservation and efficiency; to the Committee on Ways 
     and Means.
           By Mr. GINGREY of Georgia:
       H.R. 6463. A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to 
     require the President to submit with the budget an estimate 
     of the deficit using generally accepted accounting 
     principles; to the Committee on the Budget.
           By Mr. HECK:
       H.R. 6464. A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs to accept certain documents as proof of service in 
     determining the eligibility of an individual to receive 
     amounts from the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund, 
     and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' 
     Affairs.
           By Mr. HUNTER (for himself, Mr. Jones, Mr. Campbell, 
             Mr. Westmoreland, and Mrs. Myrick):
       H.R. 6465. A bill to restrict COPS funding for States that 
     grant driver's licenses to certain illegal immigrants; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. KISSELL:
       H.R. 6466. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social 
     Security Act to exempt certain hospice programs from the 
     limitation applicable to payments for hospice care under the 
     Medicare program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means.
           By Mr. LANGEVIN (for himself, Mr. Miller of North 
             Carolina, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Bonamici, and Mr. 
             Sires):
       H.R. 6467. A bill to require a portion of closing costs to 
     be paid by the enterprises with respect to certain refinanced 
     mortgage loans, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Financial Services.
           By Mr. MARKEY (for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, and Mr. 
             Pascrell):
       H.R. 6468. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to clarify that tar sands are crude oil for purposes of 
     the Federal excise tax on petroleum; to the Committee on Ways 
     and Means.
           By Mr. McKEON:
       H.R. 6469. A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior, 
     acting through the Bureau of Land Management, to conduct a 
     study of the legal and administrative steps necessary to 
     carry out the goals of H.R. 4332, the Soledad Canyon High 
     Desert, California Public Lands Conservation and Management 
     Act of 2009 of the 111th Congress; to the Committee on 
     Natural Resources.
           By Mr. MULVANEY (for himself, Mr. Schrader, Mrs. 
             Schmidt, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Duncan of South 
             Carolina, Mr. Southerland, Mr. Guthrie, and Ms. Chu):
       H.R. 6470. A bill to define urban rodent control for 
     purposes of clarifying the control of nuisance mammals and 
     birds carried out by the Wildlife services program of the 
     Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and by the private 
     sector, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Agriculture.
           By Mr. MURPHY of Connecticut:
       H.R. 6471. A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
     provide for the employment of an additional instructor for 
     units of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps in which 
     a large percentage of the student population is enrolled; to 
     the Committee on Armed Services.
           By Mr. NEAL (for himself, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Lewis of 
             Georgia, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Kind, and Mr. Ellison):
       H.R. 6472. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to expand the availability of the saver's credit, to 
     make the credit refundable, and to make Federal matching 
     contributions into the retirement savings of the taxpayer; to 
     the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. POSEY:
       H.R. 6473. A bill to designate the facility of the United 
     States Postal Service located at 500 North Brevard Avenue in 
     Cocoa Beach, Florida, as the ``Richard K. Salick Post 
     Office''; to the Committee on Oversight and Government 
     Reform.
           By Mr. ROSS of Florida:
       H.R. 6474. A bill to adopt the seven immediate reforms 
     recommended by the National Commission on Fiscal 
     Responsibility and Reform to reduce spending and make the 
     Federal government more efficient; to the Committee on Ways 
     and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and 
     Government Reform, House Administration, Rules, and 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 Mr. RUPPERSBERGER (for himself and Mr. Young of 
             Alaska):
       H.R. 6475. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Commerce, 
     through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
     to establish a constituent-driven program that collects 
     priority coastal geospatial data and supports an information 
     platform capable of efficiently integrating coastal data with 
     decision support tools, training, and best practices to 
     inform and improve local, State, regional, and Federal 
     capacities to manage the coastal region; to the Committee on 
     Natural Resources.
           By Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California:
       H.R. 6476. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social 
     Security Act to provide for coverage of certified adult day 
     services under the Medicare program; to the Committee on Ways 
     and Means, 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. SIRES:
       H.R. 6477. A bill to strengthen America's financial 
     infrastructure, by requiring pre-funding for catastrophe 
     losses using private insurance premium dollars to protect 
     taxpayers from massive bailouts, and to provide dedicated 
     funding from insurance premiums to improve catastrophe 
     preparedness, loss prevention and mitigation, and to improve 
     the availability and affordability of homeowners insurance 
     coverage for catastrophic events, and for other purposes; to 
     the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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. YOUNG of Alaska:
       H.R. 6478. A bill to amend the Denali Commission Act of 
     1998 to reauthorize and modify the membership of the Denali 
     Commission, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. BACHUS (for himself and Ms. Sewell):
       H. Con. Res. 138. Concurrent resolution recognizing 
     Birmingham, Alabama, as the home to the first and longest 
     running celebration of Veterans Day; 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.

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           By Mr. GRAVES of Missouri (for himself, Mr. Schilling, 
             Mr. Schrader, Mr. Critz, Mr. Tipton, and Mr. 
             Mulvaney):
       H. Res. 793. A resolution expressing support for the 
     designation of a ``Small Business Saturday'' and supporting 
     efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned 
     small businesses; to the Committee on Small Business.
           By Mr. ANDREWS:
       H. Res. 794. A resolution requiring the House of 
     Representatives to take any legislative action necessary to 
     verify the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment as part 
     of the Constitution when the legislatures of an additional 
     three States ratify the Equal Rights Amendment; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. HUNTER (for himself and Mr. Ruppersberger):
       H. Res. 795. A resolution supporting the goals and ideals 
     of Red Ribbon Week; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mrs. McCARTHY of New York:
       H. Res. 796. A resolution supporting efforts to raise 
     awareness of, improve education on, and encourage research on 
     inflammatory breast cancer; to the Committee on Energy and 
     Commerce.
           By Mr. MICHAUD (for himself and Mr. Harper):
       H. Res. 797. A resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary 
     of the enactment of Public Law 87-788, commonly known as the 
     McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act; to the Committee 
     on Agriculture.
           By Mr. PETERSON:
       H. Res. 798. A resolution expressing support for the 
     designation of the third week in October as National School 
     Bus Safety Week and for the designation of Wednesday of that 
     week as National School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day; to the 
     Committee on Education and the Workforce.
           By Mr. TURNER of Ohio (for himself, Mr. Chabot, Mrs. 
             Schmidt, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Latta, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, 
             Mr. Austria, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Stivers, 
             Mr. Renacci, and Mr. Gibbs):
       H. Res. 799. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives that it is not a violation of the Equal 
     Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment for a State to 
     extend particular consideration to members of the uniformed 
     services and overseas citizens to ensure that such 
     individuals are able to exercise their rights to vote in 
     elections for public office; to the Committee on House 
     Administration, 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. WEST (for himself and Mr. Shimkus):
       H. Res. 800. A resolution expressing support for 
     designation of November 2012 as Stomach Cancer Awareness 
     Month; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
           By Mr. YOUNG of Alaska (for himself and Mr. Dingell):
       H. Res. 801. A resolution recognizing America's hunters, 
     anglers, trappers, recreational boaters, recreational 
     shooters, industry, State fish and wildlife agencies, and the 
     United States Fish and Wildlife Service for their leading 
     role in restoring healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and 
     other natural resources; to the Committee on Natural 
     Resources.

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