PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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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 Ms. TITUS (for herself and Mr. Smith of Washington):
       H.R. 2529. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
     amend the definition of the term ``spouse'' to recognize new 
     State definitions of such term for the purpose of the laws 
     administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; to the 
     Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
           By Mr. ROSKAM:
       H.R. 2530. A bill to improve transparency and efficiency 
     with respect to audits and communications between taxpayers 
     and the Internal Revenue Service; to the Committee on Ways 
     and Means.
           By Mr. ROSKAM:
       H.R. 2531. A bill to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service 
     from asking taxpayers questions regarding religious, 
     political, or social beliefs; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Mr. ROSKAM:
       H.R. 2532. A bill to provide for the establishment of new 
     procedures at the Internal Revenue Service, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. ROSKAM:
       H.R. 2533. A bill to impose a moratorium on conferences 
     held by the Internal Revenue Service; to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means.
           By Mr. WHITFIELD (for himself and Ms. Schwartz):
       H.R. 2534. A bill to provide $50,000,000,000 in new 
     transportation infrastructure funding through bonding to 
     empower States and local governments to complete significant 
     infrastructure projects across all modes of transportation, 
     including roads, bridges, rail and transit systems, ports, 
     and inland waterways, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. BARR (for himself, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Stivers, 
             Mr. Meadows, and Mr. Yoho):
       H.R. 2535. A bill to cause increased seigniorage for the 
     United States Mint leading

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     to enhanced revenue to the Treasury and increased offsets to 
     annual budget deficits in perpetuity, to require the 
     Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins 
     commemorating and celebrating American Liberty, ``The 
     Union'', and the American values and attributes of freedom, 
     independence, civil governance, enlightenment, peace, 
     strength, equality, democracy, and justice, to provide for 
     the continued and concurrent production and distribution of 
     existing presidentially-themed circulating and numismatic 
     coinage designs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Financial Services.
           By Mrs. BROOKS of Indiana (for herself, Mr. Polis, Mr. 
             Hanna, Ms. DelBene, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. 
             Hunter, Mr. Honda, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. 
             Langevin, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Messer, and Mr. 
             Delaney):
       H.R. 2536. A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary 
     Education Act of 1965 to strengthen elementary and secondary 
     computer science education, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Education and the Workforce.
           By Mr. GINGREY of Georgia:
       H.R. 2537. A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, 
     with respect to employee protective arrangements, and for 
     other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure.
           By Mr. FITZPATRICK (for himself, Mr. Ellison, Mr. 
             Hinojosa, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. 
             Jones, Mr. Renacci, and Mr. Duffy):
       H.R. 2538. A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to 
     clarify Federal law with respect to reporting positive 
     consumer credit information to consumer reporting agencies by 
     public utility or telecommunications companies, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
           By Ms. SCHAKOWSKY (for herself, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. 
             Cartwright, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Grijalva, 
             Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Holt, Mr. Huffman, Ms. 
             Lee of California, Mr. Loebsack, Ms. Lofgren, Ms. 
             McCollum, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Moran, 
             Mr. Pocan, Mr. Takano, and Ms. Wilson of Florida):
       H.R. 2539. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to extend certain provisions of the renewable energy 
     credit, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Mr. CARTWRIGHT (for himself, Mr. Rooney, Ms. Kaptur, 
             Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Ms. Shea-
             Porter, Mr. Chabot, and Ms. Duckworth):
       H.R. 2540. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
     improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to 
     hire psychiatrists; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
           By Mrs. HARTZLER (for herself, Mr. Broun of Georgia, 
             Mr. Chabot, Mr. Cole, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Mulvaney, 
             Mrs. Noem, Mr. King of Iowa, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. 
             DesJarlais, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. 
             Long, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Carter, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, 
             Mr. Radel, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Benishek, 
             Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Meadows, and 
             Mr. Smith of Missouri):
       H.R. 2541. A bill to allow certain off-duty law enforcement 
     officers and retired law enforcement officers to carry a 
     concealed firearm to protect children in a school zone; to 
     the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. BACHUS (for himself, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. 
             Barrow of Georgia, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Smith of Texas, 
             Mr. Coble, and Mr. Rokita):
       H.R. 2542. A bill to amend chapter 6 of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility 
     Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on 
     small entities of rules, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee 
     on 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. COHEN (for himself, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Ms. 
             Lofgren, Ms. Moore, and Mr. Israel):
       H.R. 2543. A bill to protect consumers from discriminatory 
     State taxes on motor vehicle rentals; to the Committee on the 
     Judiciary.
           By Mr. SCHWEIKERT (for himself, Mr. Long, Mr. 
             Sensenbrenner, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, and Mr. 
             DeSantis):
       H.R. 2544. A bill to limit United States economic 
     assistance and to oppose World Bank and International 
     Monetary Fund assistance to the Government of Egypt; to the 
     Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the 
     Committee on Foreign 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. McDERMOTT:
       H.R. 2545. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social 
     Security Act to provide for an expert advisory panel 
     regarding relative value scale process used under the 
     Medicare physician fee schedule, and for other purposes; 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. PRICE of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Marchant, Mr. 
             Schock, Mr. Boustany, and Mr. Tiberi):
       H.R. 2546. A bill to protect financial transactions in the 
     United States from enforcement of certain excise taxes 
     imposed by any foreign government, and for other purposes; to 
     the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the 
     Committee on Foreign 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 Mrs. CAPITO (for herself and Mr. Meeks):
       H.R. 2547. A bill to determine appropriate risk based 
     capital requirements for community, mid-size, and regional 
     institutions; to the Committee on Financial Services.
           By Mr. ROYCE (for himself, Mr. Engel, Mr. Smith of New 
             Jersey, and Ms. Bass):
       H.R. 2548. A bill to establish a comprehensive United 
     States government policy to assist countries in sub-Saharan 
     Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions for 
     more broadly distributed electricity access in order to 
     support poverty alleviation and drive economic growth, and 
     for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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. BROWNLEY of California (for herself, Mr. Vargas, 
             and Mrs. Napolitano):
       H.R. 2549. A bill to award grants to States to establish a 
     Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize high-level student 
     proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in both English 
     and a second language; to the Committee on Education and the 
     Workforce.
           By Mr. RUSH:
       H.R. 2550. A bill to amend the Small Business Act to 
     enhance services to small business concerns that are 
     disadvantaged, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Small Business.
           By Mr. RUSH:
       H.R. 2551. A bill to amend the Small Business Act to ensure 
     that certain Federal contracts are set aside for small 
     businesses, to enhance services to small businesses that are 
     disadvantaged, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Small Business, and in addition to the Committees on 
     Financial Services, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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. DeGETTE:
       H.R. 2552. A bill to designate certain lands in the State 
     of Colorado as components of the National Wilderness 
     Preservation System, and for other purposes; to the Committee 
     on Natural Resources.
           By Ms. DeLAURO (for herself, Mr. Israel, Mr. Ellison, 
             Mr. Tierney, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Meng, 
             Mr. Maffei, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Slaughter, Ms. Schakowsky, 
             Mr. Sarbanes, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Braley of Iowa, 
             Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Rush, Ms. Chu, Ms. Pingree of Maine, 
             Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Ms. Norton, Mr. Honda, Ms. 
             Eshoo, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Welch, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Sires, 
             Ms. Bordallo, Ms. Shea-Porter, Ms. Speier, Mr. 
             Lowenthal, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Takano, Mr. Richmond, Ms. 
             Esty, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Deutch, Mr. 
             Langevin, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. McCollum, Mrs. Capps, Mr. 
             Blumenauer, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. 
             Watt, Mr. Moran, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Lee of California, 
             Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Keating, 
             Mr. Veasey, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. 
             Matsui, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of 
             California, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Heck of Washington, Mr. 
             Sherman, Mr. Himes, Mr. Price of North Carolina, and 
             Mr. Farr):
       H.R. 2553. A bill to facilitate efficient investments and 
     financing of infrastructure projects and new job creation 
     through the establishment of a National Infrastructure 
     Development Bank, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services, 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. DENHAM:
       H.R. 2554. A bill to increase water storage availability at 
     the New Melones Reservoir to provide additional water for 
     areas served below the reservoir, and for other purposes; to 
     the Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Ms. ESTY (for herself and Mr. Larson of 
             Connecticut):
       H.R. 2555. A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 
     to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and 
     Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the 
     National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Mr. HONDA:
       H.R. 2556. A bill to provide for the establishment of 
     Vertical Centers of Excellence

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     on Cybersecurity to create solutions to, and promote best 
     practices for, industry-specific cybersecurity challenges; to 
     the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
           By Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas:
       H.R. 2557. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to make imprisonment mandatory for unauthorized 
     disclosure of returns and return information, unauthorized 
     inspection of returns or return information, and willful 
     oppression under color of law by officers and employees of 
     the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee 
     on Ways and Means, 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. MAFFEI:
       H.R. 2558. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to provide for the tax treatment of small business 
     start-up savings accounts; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York:
       H.R. 2559. A bill to permit employees to request, and to 
     ensure employers consider requests for, flexible work terms 
     and conditions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
     Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the 
     Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, House 
     Administration, 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.
           By Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California (for himself, Mr. 
             Tierney, Mr. Hinojosa, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Israel, Ms. 
             Wilson of Florida, Mr. Conyers, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. 
             Norton, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Larsen 
             of Washington, Ms. Esty, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Ryan of 
             Ohio, Mr. Cardenas, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Moran, Mrs. 
             Negrete McLeod, Mr. Dingell, and Mr. Sablan):
       H.R. 2560. A bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 
     1998 to support community college and industry partnerships, 
     and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and the 
     Workforce.
           By Mr. PETERS of Michigan (for himself, Mr. Bachus, 
             Mrs. Capito, Mr. Grimm, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of 
             New York, Mr. Petri, Mr. Polis, Ms. Velazquez, Mrs. 
             Beatty, and Mr. Stutzman):
       H.R. 2561. A bill to provide for the removal of default 
     information from a borrower's credit report with respect to 
     certain rehabilitated education loans; to the Committee on 
     Financial Services.
           By Mr. POLIS (for himself, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. McGovern, 
             and Mr. Rangel):
       H.R. 2562. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture 
     to implement a certain interim final or final rule regarding 
     nutrition programs under the Richard B. Russell National 
     School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966; to the 
     Committee on Education and the Workforce.
           By Mr. QUIGLEY (for himself and Mr. Walz):
       H.R. 2563. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to allow the mortgage interest deduction with respect to 
     boats only if the boat is used as the principal residence of 
     the taxpayer; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. RANGEL:
       H.R. 2564. A bill to extend the additional duty on ethanol; 
     to the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. RENACCI (for himself, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Stivers, 
             Mr. Chabot, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. 
             Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Joyce, 
             Mr. Massie, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Sam Johnson 
             of Texas, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Webster 
             of Florida, Mr. Young of Indiana, Mr. Miller of 
             Florida, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Carney, Mr. 
             Marchant, Mr. Roskam, Mrs. Black, Mr. Labrador, Mr. 
             Jordan, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Rothfus, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. 
             Amodei, Mr. Marino, and Mr. Griffin of Arkansas):
       H.R. 2565. A bill to provide for the termination of 
     employment of employees of the Internal Revenue Service who 
     take certain official actions for political purposes; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Ms. SPEIER (for herself, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of 
             New York, Ms. Clarke, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. 
             Cartwright, Mr. Tierney, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Holt, 
             Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Moran, Ms. Bass, 
             Ms. Frankel of Florida, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Blumenauer, 
             Mr. Honda, Mr. McGovern, and Mr. Farr):
       H.R. 2566. A bill to modify the definition of armor 
     piercing ammunition to better capture its capabilities; to 
     the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Ms. SPEIER (for herself, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of 
             New York, Ms. Clarke, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. 
             Cartwright, Mr. Tierney, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Holt, 
             Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Moran, Ms. Frankel 
             of Florida, Mr. Clay, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Blumenauer, 
             Mr. Honda, Mr. McGovern, and Mr. Farr):
       H.R. 2567. A bill to require that all handguns 
     manufactured, sold in, or imported into, the United States 
     incorporate technology that precludes the average five year 
     old child from operating the handgun when it is ready to 
     fire; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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. TIERNEY:
       H.R. 2568. A bill to reauthorize the Essex National 
     Heritage Area; to the Committee on Natural Resources.
           By Mr. WELCH:
       H.R. 2569. A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 
     to designate segments of the Missisquoi River and the Trout 
     River in the State of Vermont, as components of the National 
     Wild and Scenic Rivers System; to the Committee on Natural 
     Resources.
           By Mr. ROSKAM:
       H. Res. 280. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives regarding a taxpayer bill of rights; to 
     the Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN (for herself and Mr. Andrews):
       H. Res. 281. A resolution expressing concern over 
     persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-
     sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of 
     conscience, in the People's Republic of China, including from 
     large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned for 
     their religious beliefs, and members of other religious and 
     ethnic minority groups; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Mr. LEWIS (for himself, Ms. Bass, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. 
             Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Braley of Iowa, 
             Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. 
             Cartwright, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. 
             Clarke, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Costa, Mr. 
             Crowley, Mr. Cummings, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. DeGette, Ms. 
             DeLauro, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Enyart, Ms. Hahn, Mr. 
             Hastings of Florida, Mr. Horsford, Ms. Jackson Lee, 
             Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Johnson of 
             Georgia, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Lee 
             of California, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, 
             Ms. McCollum, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Meng, Ms. 
             Moore, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Payne, Mr. Price 
             of North Carolina, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Richmond, Mr. 
             Rush, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, Mr. Schiff, 
             Mr. Schock, Ms. Speier, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, 
             Mr. Tonko, Mr. Watt, and Ms. Wilson of Florida):
       H. Res. 282. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives on Nelson Mandela International Day; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
           By Mr. LEWIS:
       H. Res. 283. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives that the United States should become an 
     international human rights leader by ratifying and 
     implementing certain core international conventions; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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. TURNER (for himself, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, 
             Mr. Shuster, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Lance, 
             Mr. Moran, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. 
             Granger, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Wilson of South 
             Carolina, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Marino, Mr. Poe of Texas, 
             Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Stivers, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Loretta 
             Sanchez of California, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Bordallo, and 
             Ms. Meng):
       H. Res. 284. A resolution expressing the sense of the House 
     of Representatives with respect to promoting energy security 
     of European allies through opening up the Southern Gas 
     Corridor; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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