H. Rept. 109-752 - 109th Congress (2005-2006)
January 02, 2007, As Reported by the House Administration Committee

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House Report 109-752 - REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES of the COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES during the ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS




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109th Congress 
 2d Session             HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 Report
                                                                109-752
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                                                 Union Calendar No. 454
 
                        REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                   COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION

                                 of the

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                               during the

                       ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS

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January 2, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

                          House of Representatives,
                         Committee on House Administration,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 2007.
Hon. Karen Haas,
Clerk of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Karen: Pursuant to Clause 1(d) of Rule XI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, I hereby submit to the House a 
report on the activities of the Committee on House 
Administration for the 109th Congress, including the oversight 
plan for the 109th Congress.
            Sincerely,
                                          Vernon J. Ehlers,
                                                          Chairman.
                                                       Calendar No. 454
109th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     109-752

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   REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION 
                       DURING THE 109TH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Ehlers, from the Committee on House Administration, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                     Establishment of the Committee

    The Committee was created on January 2, 1947 as part of the 
Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. This Act combined the 
Committee on Accounts, Enrolled Bills, Disposition of Executive 
Papers, Printing, Elections, Election of the President, Vice 
President, and Representatives in Congress, and Memorials. 
Between January 2, 1947 and January 4, 1995, the jurisdiction 
of the Committee was amended to include the House Restaurant 
System, parking facilities, House Beauty Shop, campaign 
contributions to candidates for the House, resolutions 
authorizing committees to employ additional professional and 
clerical personnel, and the Committee's shared jurisdiction 
with the Post Office and Civil Service Committee on matters 
relating to compensation, retirement and other benefits of 
Members, officers and employees of Congress.
    The Rules of the House of Representatives for the 104th 
Congress expanded the Committee responsibility for authorizing 
payment of expenses including all staff salaries for any 
committee, commission, or other entity (except the Committee on 
Appropriations) for each Congress. The Committee's jurisdiction 
was also broadened to include the Franking Commission. 
Responsibility for erection of monuments to the memory of 
individuals was transferred to the Committee on Resources.
    In addition, a provision was added which requires joint 
approval by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the 
Committee concerning the amount of funds to be paid before a 
House employing office may enter a settlement of a complaint 
under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA) that 
provides for such a payment. The CAA assigns to the Committee 
responsibility for oversight of the Office of Compliance and 
the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance (section 
301(i) of Public Law 104-1; 2 U.S.C. 1381(i)).

                         Committee Jurisdiction

    The Committee on House Administration is a standing 
committee of the House of Representatives. The powers and 
duties of the Committee include the statutory responsibilities 
as determined primarily by the Legislative Reorganization Acts 
of 1946 (Public Law 79-601) and 1970 (Public Law 91-510); the 
House of Representatives Administrative Reform Technical 
Corrections Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-186); and the Rules of 
the House of Representatives adopted on January 4, 2005. The 
Committee on House Administration, which consists of 9 members, 
has jurisdiction and related functions assigned by clauses 1, 
2, and 4 of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives; and all bills, resolutions, and other matters 
relating to the following subjects shall be referred to the 
Committee:
          1. Appropriations from accounts for committee 
        salaries and expenses (except for the Committee on 
        Appropriations), House Information Resources, and 
        allowances and expenses of Members, House Officers and 
        administrative offices of the House.
          2. Auditing and settling of all accounts described in 
        subparagraph (1).
          3. Employment of persons by the House, including 
        clerks for Members and committees, and recorders.
          4. Except as provided in Rule X, clause 1(q)(11), 
        matters relating to the Library of Congress and the 
        House Library; statuary and pictures; acceptance or 
        purchase of works of art for the Capitol; the Botanic 
        Gardens; management of the Library of Congress; 
        purchase of books and manuscripts.
          5. Except as provided in Rule X, clause 1(q)(11), 
        matters relating to the Smithsonian Institution and the 
        incorporation of similar institutions.
          6. Expenditures of accounts described in subparagraph 
        (1).
          7. Franking Commission.
          8. Matters relating to printing and correction of the 
        Congressional Record.
          9. Measures relating to accounts of the House 
        generally.
          10. Measures relating to assignment of office space 
        for Members and committees.
          11. Measures relating to the disposition of useless 
        executive papers.
          12. Measures relating to the election of the 
        President, Vice President, or Members of Congress; 
        corrupt practices; contested elections; credentials and 
        qualifications; and Federal elections generally.
          13. Measures relating to services to the House, 
        including the House Restaurant, parking facilities and 
        administration of the House Office Buildings and the 
        House wing of the Capitol.
          14. Measures relating to the travel of Members of the 
        House.
          15. Measures relating to the raising, reporting and 
        use of campaign contributions for candidates for office 
        of Representative in the House of Representatives, or 
        Delegate, and of Resident Commissioner to the United 
        States from Puerto Rico.
          16. Measures relating to the compensation, retirement 
        and other benefits of the Members, officers, and 
        employees of the Congress.
    In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the 
preceding provisions (and its general oversight function) the 
Committee has the function of:
          1. Rule X, clause 4(d) (1)--Providing oversight of 
        the Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chief Administrative 
        Officer, and oversight and policy direction for the 
        Inspector General.
    Finally, the Committee has privilege to report at any time 
on contested elections and all matters referred to it of 
printing for the use of the House or the two Houses, and on all 
matters of expenditure of the applicable accounts of the House 
and on all matters relating to preservation and availability of 
non-current records of the House.

                              INTRODUCTION


                   Committee on House Administration


                             BRIEF HISTORY

    The Committee on House Administration is distinguished by 
its exercise not only of legislative and oversight functions, 
but also of extensive responsibility to regulate the day-to-day 
management of internal support and operations of the House. The 
vital character of the Committee's activities is reflected in 
the broad scope of its authorities, which give it 
responsibility for most internal fiscal and administrative 
functions of the chamber.
    In the elections of 1994, Republicans took majority control 
of the House for the first time since 1955, and instituted a 
sharp break with past House administrative practices. Signaling 
recognition of the Committee's important role, the new majority 
party placed authority to name Members of the committee in the 
hands of its leadership rather than election by the party 
conference.
    Upon the transfer to Republican leadership in 1995, the 
Committee also conducted an exhaustive survey of public laws 
applicable to itself, House officers, and administrative 
functions. This effort culminated in the August 1996 enactment 
of the House of Representatives Administrative Reform Technical 
Corrections Act, which clarified, changed, or repealed more 
than 250 ambiguous or unnecessary statutes.
    Additionally, the Committee commissioned an independent 
audit of all House accounts by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) 
in 1995. The audit revealed deficiencies in House financial 
management including disorganized record keeping and inadequate 
attention to costs. A series of more limited audits of House 
accounts was carried out over the next six years and continues 
to this day by the House Inspector General.
    On the basis of the findings of those audits, the Committee 
developed policies implementing extensive financial and 
accounting management systems. A follow-up audit by PWC in 1999 
found significant improvements in House accounts record 
keeping, and the company pronounced the new financial 
management practices instituted under the Committee's oversight 
in keeping with standard accounting practices.
    The Committee has also made great strides in making 
Congress more accessible to the American people. By working 
with Speaker Hastert, the Senate, and the Congressional 
Research Service, the Committee has instituted a variety of 
internal reforms that have ushered the digital age into the 
House. These measures have proven to be vital resources for 
Members, staff and the American people.
    After providing indispensable leadership in crafting and 
securing the enactment of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 
(HAVA) during the 107th Congress, Chairman Ney continued to 
focus on important election reform matters during the 108th 
Congress, especially in his efforts to ensure that HAVA was 
properly implemented and adequately funded. The Chairman's 
tireless efforts resulted in over $3 billion in election reform 
funds being appropriated during the most recent Congress. The 
Chairman also conducted numerous oversight hearings on 
election-related matters, including the issue of electronic 
voting system security and the operation of the Election 
Assistance Commission, to make sure that Congress remained 
informed about how HAVA was working on the state and local 
levels.
    The Committee on House Administration's oversight role 
includes physical security, information security, and emergency 
preparedness for the House and Capitol complex, as well as 
oversight of the House Officers as they perform their duties 
related to these issues. The events of September 11, 2001 
brought about a renewed focus and emphasis on issues of 
security. The actions of the Committee on House Administration 
after September 11th have emphasized life safety and the 
protection of the House of Representatives as an institution. 
The Committee has been actively and consistently engaged in new 
security measures in the Capitol building and the surrounding 
House Office Buildings. The Committee's efforts have focused 
attention on both preparedness and security. As part of these 
efforts, the Committee has overseen the deployment and 
exploration of new technologies, and has accelerated efforts to 
ensure the continuity of legislative and constituent service 
operations. In its oversight capacity, the Committee on House 
Administration has worked closely with the Sergeant at Arms, 
Chief Administrative Officer, the Inspector General and the 
Clerk of the House on issues of emergency preparedness, 
business continuity, and security.
    The Committee has overseen the continuing efforts of the 
United States Capitol Police to secure the Capitol complex, 
while working to maintain open access to the Capitol and House 
Office Buildings for all citizens and visitors. The committee 
has focused its oversight on the mitigation of threats from 
terrorist organizations and has approved the installation of 
security technologies to extend the law enforcement and threat 
deterrent capabilities of the Capitol Police. Additionally, the 
Committee has monitored efforts to attract and retain highly 
qualified police personnel and has worked to insure that all 
Capitol Police officers are properly trained.

                     109th Congress Oversight Plan


                            MEMBER SERVICES

    
 Oversee Members' allowance amounts, including 
structure and regulations
    
 Provide guidance and outreach to congressional 
offices to ensure compliance with Committee regulations.
    
 Review and propose regulatory changes to the 
Members' Congressional Handbook, a set of regulations governing 
the expenditure of Members' Representational Allowances
    
 Review and propose changes to the Guide to 
Outfitting and Maintaining an Office of the U.S. House of 
Representatives, a set of regulations governing the 
acquisition, transfer, and disposal of furnishings, equipment, 
software, and related services.
    
 Review the formulas that establish the Members' 
Representational Allowances.
    
 Oversee the processing of vouchers and direct 
payments, including those for payroll.
    
 Formulate and execute orientation program for 
newly elected Members of the US House after each congressional 
election.

                    COMMITTEE FUNDING AND OVERSIGHT

    
 Review Monthly Reports on committee activities and 
expenditures.
    
 Review Committees' Congressional Handbook 
regulations governing expenditure of committee funds and update 
regulations as needed.
    
 Review Primary and any Secondary Expense 
Resolutions and approve authorization of committee-funding 
levels in committee and by House Resolution.
    
 Review Committees' Franking expenditures.

                CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1995

    
 Monitor application of the Congressional 
Accountability Act of 1995 (PL 104-1), (CAA).
    
 Review regulations adopted by the Office of 
Compliance.
    
 Evaluate resources available to the Office of 
Compliance and House Employing Offices to facilitate 
implementation of the Act.
    
 Conduct General Oversight of the Office of 
Compliance.
    
 Monitor ongoing judicial proceedings to determine 
the impact on the CAA.

                          FRANKING COMMISSION

    
 Oversee the Members' frank by providing guidance, 
advice, and counsel through consultation or advisory opinion on 
the frankability of congressional mail.
    
 Review proposals to reform mass mailing practices 
of Members, and regulations governing such mailings, and 
monitor current prohibition on mass mailings 90 days before a 
primary or general election.
    
 Review previously implemented rules to increase 
disclosure and improve the accounting of franked mail costs.
    
 Consider revisions of pre-election franking 
complaint procedures.
    
 Revise and reprint Regulations on the Use of the 
Congressional Frank and Rules on Practice in Proceedings Before 
the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards.
    
 Review the formula to determine the number of 
postal delivery stops in a congressional district which is a 
component of the Members' Representational Allowance.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

    
 Consider legislation to reform government printing 
by eliminating redundancies, increasing efficiency, and 
enhancing public access to government publications.
    
 Gather information on the restructuring of 
government printing and the dissemination of government 
information to the public, especially in electronic form.
    
 Track the implementation of remedial actions taken 
to address audit issues.
    
 Oversee operations of the Government Printing 
Office.
    
 Review the printing needs of the House and the 
related use of the printing and binding fund.
    
 Examine options to improve operation and structure 
of the GPO Inspector General's office.
    
 Oversee Superintendent of Documents' Sales and 
Depository Library Programs.
    
 Consider legislation that would allow for the 
long-term leasing of the GPO's current building and for the 
constriction of a new permanent GPO facility.

                  HOUSE OFFICERS AND HOUSE OPERATIONS

    
 Analyze management improvement proposals and other 
initiatives submitted by the House Officers, the Inspector 
General, the Capitol Police Board, and the Architect of the 
Capitol.
    
 Coordinate with the Subcommittee on Legislative 
Appropriations on matters impacting operations of the House and 
joint entities.
    
 Provide policy guidance to the House Officers, 
Inspector General and the Joint entities as appropriate.
    
 Oversee compliance with the House Employee 
Classification Act, 2 U.S.C. 291, et seq.
    
 Assure coordination among officers and joint 
entities on administrative and technology matters.
    
 Continue review of ``congressional continuity'' 
issues, including organizing sessions of Congress at alternate 
locations and technological support for Member communications 
and chamber operations.
    
 Provide policy guidance and conduct oversight of 
security and safety issues and congressional entities charged 
with such roles.

Chief Administrative Officer

    
 Review procedures for processing contracts with 
the House that exceed the threshold of $250,000.
    
 Continue to review the current financial 
management system and implementation of the Financial System 
Replacement project.
    
 Review the structure of House Information 
Resources and determine organizational direction of technology 
services in the House.
    
 Review and oversee information technology services 
provided, maintained or hosted by House Information Resources.
    
 Review new technology initiatives to better serve 
Members, Committees, and the House.
    
 Continue review of functions and administrative 
operations assigned to the Chief Administrative Officer.
    
 Review semi-annual financial and operational 
status reports; recommend changes in operations to improve 
services and increase efficiencies.
    
 Review the operations of the House gift shop and 
future methods of proposed management.
    
 Continue review of restaurant operations, House 
furniture policy, inventory and selection, and alternatives to 
the current House mail delivery process in order to strengthen 
the services and tools available to Members and staff.

Clerk of the House

    
 Review the administration of the audio 
transmission on the House floor.
    
 Review and approve contracts and requests for 
proposals for the Clerk that exceed the $250,000 spending 
threshold.
    
 Oversee the document management system.
    
 Review progress towards defining a standard for 
the electronic exchange of legislative information among 
Congress and legislative branch agencies.
    
 Coordinate on matters under the jurisdiction of 
the House Fine Arts Board.
    
 Continue review of functions and administrative 
operations assigned to the Clerk.
    
 Review of semi-annual financial and operational 
status reports; recommend changes in operations to improve 
services and increase efficiencies.

Sergeant at Arms

    
 Review security operations in the House, including 
the House chamber, the galleries, the Capitol, House Office 
Buildings, and Capitol Grounds.
    
 Review semi-annual financial and operational 
status reports; recommend changes in operations to improve 
services and increase efficiencies.
    
 Review impact of electronic access to controlled 
spaces.
    
 Continue review of functions and administrative 
operations assigned to the Sergeant at Arms.
    
 Review the security operation of the House's 
parking facilities, its regulations and allocation of parking 
spaces.
    
 Review the policies and procedures for visitor 
access to the Capitol.

U.S. Capitol Police

    
 Generally oversee operations of the agency.
    
 Consider authorization legislation as necessary.
    
 Review need for additional USCP facilities and 
equipment.
    
 Review analysis of uniformed officer post/duty 
assignments to determine and authorize force levels to meet the 
agency's security requirements, especially with the advent of 
the Capitol Visitors' Center and responsibility for U.S. 
Botanic Garden.
    
 Monitor attrition rates and recruitment efforts in 
light of recent and proposed recruitment and retention 
incentives.
    
 Review USCP training program for new recruits, and 
in-service training.
    
 Review and approve all department reorganizations, 
creation of new positions, appointments, terminations, and 
certain promotions.
    
 Authorize and oversee the installation and 
maintenance of new security systems and devices proposed by the 
USCP Board
    
 Review regulations of the USCP Board for use of 
law enforcement authority by the Capitol Police.

Inspector General

    
 Review proposed audit plan and audit reports.
    
 Review comprehensive financial and operational 
audits of the House: investigate any irregularities uncovered; 
and monitor the required improvements.
    
 Monitor progress of House audits.
    
 Continue review of functions and administrative 
operations assigned to the Inspector General.
    
 Direct Inspector General to conduct management 
advisories to improve implementation and operation of key House 
functions.

                OVERSIGHT OF LEGISLATIVE BRANCH ENTITIES

Information and Technology Coordination

    
 Oversee, in conjunction with the Senate, forums 
for the sharing of technology plans and capabilities among the 
legislative branch agencies.
    
 Oversee, in conjunction with the Senate, the 
Legislative Branch Telecommunications group.
    
 Oversee continuing improvements to the Legislative 
Information System.
    
 Oversee work of the Legislative Branch Financial 
Managers' Council.

Library of Congress

    
 Oversee the remedial measures taken by the Library 
in response to audit issues.
    
 Conduct a review of the progress that the Library 
has made in providing public access to government information, 
especially in electronic form.
    
 Continue oversight of Library and Congressional 
Research Service operations.
    
 Oversee construction of the Culpeper Film 
Preservation Facility.
    
 Examine options to improve the operation and 
structure of the Library Inspector General.
    
 Review implementation of the Library of Congress 
Fiscal Operations Improvement Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-481), 
the Veterans' Oral History Project Act (Public Law 106-380), 
the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 (Public Law No: 
106-474), and the History of the House Awareness and 
Preservation Act (Public Law 106-99).
    
 Consider legislation that will assist the Library 
in its efforts to develop a workforce that will have the skills 
necessary to meet the challenges of a 21st century library.
    
 Examine options to restructure security at the 
Library of Congress and monitor the detail of Capitol Police to 
the LOC Police agency.

Smithsonian Institution

    
 Review the Smithsonian Inspector General's reports 
on the status of the Smithsonian.
    
 Oversee general museum and research facility 
operations of the Smithsonian Institution.
    
 Review and oversee Smithsonian Institution budget 
authorization.
    
 Consider legislation related to the Smithsonian 
Institution.
    
 Provide for the appointment of Citizen Regents to 
the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents.
    
 Review proposals for authorization of new 
Smithsonian facilities.
    
 Review operations of the National Zoo.

Architect of the Capitol

    
 Review the operations of the office of the 
Architect.
    
 Review the electronic and procured services 
provided by the Architect.
    
 Oversee construction and operational planning for 
the Capitol Visitor's Center project, in conjunction with the 
Senate and the Capitol Preservation Commission.

                      TECHNOLOGY USE BY THE HOUSE

    
 Continue oversight of House Information Resources 
and other technology functions of the House to ensure timely, 
accurate electronic information dissemination.
    
 Oversee implementation of House Rule XI 2(e)(4) 
requiring committee documentation to be made available 
electronically, to the maximum extent feasible.
    
 Review computer security measures.
    
 Oversee implementation of Committee hearing room 
upgrade program.
    
 Oversee and continue to implement an enterprise 
House Disaster Recovery Program for house offices, committees 
and member offices.
    
 Oversee and coordinate the House strategic 
technology plan.
    
 Conduct and conclude House technology assessment.

                          FEDERAL ELECTION LAW

    
 Review operations of the Federal Election 
Commission (FEC) and evaluate possible changes to improve 
efficiency, improve enforcement of the Federal Election 
Campaign Act, improve procedures for the disclosure of 
contributions and expenditures, and consider authorization 
issues and make recommendations on the FEC's budget.
    
 Review state and federal activities in connection 
with the National Voter Registration Act. Examine reforms that 
could improve voter registration procedures, particularly with 
regard to strengthening protections against fraud.
    
 Examine evidence of fraud and misconduct in 
federal elections and evaluate measures to improve the 
integrity of the electoral process.
    
 Examine evidence of possible corruption and 
evasion of election laws in campaign fundraising.
    
 Review federal election financing laws and 
consider legislative changes as necessary.
    
 Examine the administration of federal elections, 
and propose improvements to relevant laws that will strengthen 
the federal election process and improve election 
administration and the integrity of federal elections.
    
 Study FEC implementation of the Bipartisan 
Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) regulations and impact of 
any federal court decisions concerning the new law.
    
 Examine the role and influence of ``527'' 
organizations in federal elections, and consider proposals to 
modify federal law that regulates such groups.
    
 Examine the implementation of the Help America 
Vote Act (HAVA), including the actions of the Election 
Assistance Commission, implementation of minimum standards by 
the states, and compliance with HAVA.
    
 Examine the impact of HAVA on Uniformed and 
Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), and consider 
proposals to improve voting methods for those serving and 
living abroad.

Continuity of Congress

    
 Review issues relating to the continuity of the 
House in the aftermath of a catastrophic event, including 
legislation and oversight relating to the conduct of special 
elections to fill vacancies in the House, and addressing the 
incapacity of Members of Congress.

  OVERSIGHT OF VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PROGRAMS IN LEGISLATIVE-
                            BRANCH AGENCIES

    
 Initial review of voluntary separation incentive 
payment (``buy-out'') programs submitted to the Committee by 
Legislative-branch agencies under the Committee's approval, 
pursuant to Sec. 210 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Act, 2005.
    
 Ongoing review and oversight of such ``buy-out'' 
programs approved and implemented by agencies under the 
Committee's jurisdiction

                         NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

    
 Plan, implement, and oversee the New Member 
Orientation Program for newly-elected Members of Congress.
    
 Oversee the planning and implementation of the 
Congressional Research Service New Member Issues Seminar in 
Williamsburg for New Members of Congress.

                   COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION


            109TH CONGRESS REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES


                 FIRST SESSION FULL COMMITTEE ACTIVITY

    2/9/05--Organizational Meeting to Approve Committee Rules 
and Committee Oversight Plan
    2/9/05--Hearing on Implementation of the Help America Vote 
Act
    2/18/05--Approved a contract between the Committee on 
International Relations and Mr. William Lowell for an amount 
not to exceed $86,064 plus authorized travel expenses, for the 
period of January 26, 2005 through December 31, 2005.
    2/17/05--Markup H.R. 841--The Continuity of Representation 
Act of 2005
    3/10/05--Committee Funding Hearing
    3/11/05--Polled a contract agreement between the Committee 
on Government Reform (Minority) and Timothy Westmoreland for an 
amount not to exceed $3,333.33 per month, plus authorized 
traveling expenses, from the time of ratification of this 
contract through January 2, 2006. Mr. Westmoreland will assist 
the minority members of the committee with health and budget 
policy matters. Approved.
    3/16/05--Committee Funding Hearing
    3/18/05--Polled a contract between the Committee on Small 
Business and Dr. Sheila Ronis for an amount not to exceed 
$40,000 plus authorized travel expenses, from ratification 
through August 31, 2005. Dr. Ronis will assist the Committee on 
Small Business in studying the impact of current defense 
procurement practices on the health of our industrial base. She 
will also detail what technologies are currently at-risk 
technologies for military applications, and assist the 
Committee as necessary. Our Committee staff has reviewed the 
contract and determined that it is in accordance with our 
regulations. Approved.
    3/21/05--Field Hearing in Columbus, Ohio on the 2004 
Election and the Implementation of the Help America Vote Act.
    4/20/05--Hearing on Regulation of 527 Organizations
    4/21/05--Committee Funding Markup
    4/21/05--Organization Meeting to approve Committee Rules 
for the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library
    4/21/05--Organization Meeting to approve Committee Rules 
for the Joint Committee on Printing
    5/13/05--The Committee approved a consulting contract 
between the Democratic Minority of the Committee on House 
Administration, and Emerald Strategies, Inc.
    5/13/05--The Committee approved a consulting contract 
between the Democratic Minority of the Committee on House 
Administration, and Perkins Coie, L.L.P.
    6/8/05--Markup of H.R. 1316--The 527 Fairness Act of 2005.
    6/9/05--Hearing on the Emergency Preparedness of the House 
and the Evacuation of May 11, 2005.
    6/29/05--Markup of H.R. 513--The 527 Reform Act of 2005.
    7/18/05--Approved consulting contract between the 
Democratic Minority of the Committee on the Judiciary and Amer 
F. Gopalani.
    7/28/05--Hearing on Accessibility of the House Complex to 
Persons with Special Needs
    9/22/05--Hearing on ``Political Speech on the Internet: 
Should it be Regulated?''
    10/24/05--Field Hearing on Wisconsin: Conduct of Elections 
and Proposals for Reform
    12/15/05--Unanimously approved a resolution granting 
interim authority to the Chairman in order to take such actions 
as may be necessary for the period between the adjournment sine 
die of the First Session of the 109th Congress and the 
beginning of the Second Session of the 109th Congress.

                      FIRST SESSION FLOOR ACTIVITY

    3/1/05--H. Con. Res. 79--Permitting the use of the rotunda 
of the Capitol for a ceremony to award a Congressional gold 
medal to Jackie Robinson (posthumously), in recognition of his 
many contributions to the Nation. Considered by unanimous 
consent. On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without 
objection.
    3/2/05--H. Con. Res. 5--Providing for the acceptance of a 
statue of Sarah Winnemucca, presented by the people of Nevada, 
for placement in National Statuary Hall, and for other 
purposes. On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the 
resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 
required): 418--0 (Roll no. 40).
    3/2/05--H. Con. Res. 63--Permitting the use of the rotunda 
of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of 
the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust. On motion 
to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by 
the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416--0 (Roll no. 41).
    3/3/05--H.R. 841--The Continuity of Representation Act of 
2005. On passage Passed by recorded vote: 329--68 (Roll no. 
52).
    3/8/05--H. Res. 133--Providing amounts from the applicable 
accounts of the House of Representatives for continuing 
expenses of standing and select committees of the House from 
April 1, 2005, through April 30, 2005. On motion to suspend the 
rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the 
Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406--0 (Roll no. 54).
    3/16/05--H. Res. 147--Electing members to the Joint 
Committee on Printing and the Joint Committee of Congress on 
the Library. Considered by unanimous consent. On agreeing to 
the resolution Agreed to without objection.
    4/19/05--H.J. Res. 19--Providing for the Smithsonian Regent 
appointment of Shirley Ann Jackson. On motion to suspend the 
rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 
(2/3 required): 417--0 (Roll no. 110).
    4/19/05--H.J. Res. 20--Providing for the Smithsonian Regent 
appointment of Robert Kogod. On motion to suspend the rules and 
pass the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 
required): 412--0 (Roll no. 111).
    4/26/05--H. Res. 232--Permitting official photographs of 
the House of Representatives to be taken while the House is in 
actual session on a date designated by the Speaker. Passed/
agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution 
Agreed to without objection.
    4/27/05--H. Res. 224--Providing for the expenses of certain 
Committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred 
Ninth Congress. Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to 
suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended 
Agreed to by voice vote.
    4/27/05--H. Res. 239--Dismissing the election contest 
relating to the office of the Representative from the Sixth 
Congressional District of Tennessee. Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without 
objection.
    6/30/05--H. R. 3071--To permit the individuals currently 
serving as Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors, and 
General Counsel of the Office of Compliance to serve one 
additional term. Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed 
without objection.
    7/20/05--H. Con. Res. 202--Permitting the use of the 
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to honor Constantino 
Brumidi on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Passed/agreed to 
in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the 
resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
    9/15/05--H. Res. 437--To establish the Select Bipartisan 
Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to 
Hurricane Katrina. Passed the House by Yeas and Nays 224-188 
(Roll no. 475).
    9/21/05--H. Con. Res. 242--Providing for the acceptance of 
a statue of Po'Pay, presented by the State of New Mexico, for 
placement in National Statuary Hall, and for other purposes. 
Agreed to by voice vote.
    10/28/05--S. Con. Res. 61--A concurrent resolution 
authorizing the remains of Rosa Parks to lie in honor in the 
rotunda of the Capitol. Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed without objection.
    11/18/05--Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 572, agreed 
to H. Con. Res. 308--Directing the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives to make a technical correction in the 
enrollment of H.R. 3058.
    11/18/05--H.R. 4145--To direct the Joint Committee on the 
Library to obtain a statue of Rosa Parks and to place the 
statue in the United States Capitol in National Statuary Hall, 
and for other purposes. Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed without objection.
    11/02/05--H.R. 1606--Online Freedom of Speech Act--On 
motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, failed of 
passage by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 225--182 (Roll 
no. 559).
    12/13/2005--H. Res. 594--Honoring the 50th anniversary of 
the Honorable John D. Dingell's service in the House of 
Representatives. Agreed to by voice vote.
    12/19/2005--H. Res. 633--Honoring Helen Sewell on the 
occasion of her retirement from the House of Representatives 
and expressing the gratitude of the House for her many years of 
service. Agreed to by voice vote.
    12/19/2005--H.R. 4510--To direct the Joint Committee on the 
Library to accept the donation of a bust depicting Sojourner 
Truth and to display the bust in a suitable location in the 
rotunda of the Capitol. Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed without objection.

                 SECOND SESSION FULL COMMITTEE ACTIVITY

    2/2/06--Polled a contract between the Committee on 
International Relations and Mr. William Lowell for an amount 
not to exceed $86,112 plus authorized travel expenses, from the 
time of ratification of this contract through December 31, 
2006. Mr. Lowell will assist the Committee on International 
Relations on matters related to issues of non-proliferation, 
export control, international arms sales, as well as matters 
associated with the committee's policy and oversight 
responsibilities for the Arms Control Act and other issues.
    2/2/06--Polled a contract agreement between the Committee 
on Government Reform (Minority) and Timothy Westmoreland for an 
amount not to exceed $3,333.33 per month, plus authorized 
traveling expenses, from the time of ratification of this 
contract through January 2, 2007. Mr. Westmoreland will assist 
the minority members of the committee with health and budget 
policy matters.
    3/9/06--Markup of H.R. 1606--Online Freedom of Speech Act
    3/23/06--Poll; a contract between the Committee on House 
Administration and Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P. for an amount not 
to exceed $75,000 (at a rate not to exceed $445.72 per day), 
plus authorized travel expenses, for the period of March 8, 
2006 through January 2, 2007. Baker & Hostetler will assist the 
Republican Members of the Committee on House Administration 
with contested election issues. Our Committee staff has 
reviewed the contract and determined that it is in accordance 
with our regulations.
    3/23/06--Poll; a contract between the Committee on House 
Administration and Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P. for an amount not 
to exceed $75,000 (at a rate not to exceed $445.72 per day), 
plus authorized travel expenses, for the period of March 8, 
2006 through January 2, 2007. Baker & Hostetler will assist the 
Republican Members of the Committee on House Administration 
with election law issues. Our Committee staff has reviewed the 
contract and determined that it is in accordance with our 
regulations.
    3/23/06--Poll; a contract between the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce and Mr. Robert Douglas for an amount not to exceed 
$25,000 (or $454.72 per day) plus authorized travel expenses, 
for the period of March 15, 2006 through May 22, 2006. Mr. 
Douglas will assist the Committee on Energy and Commerce on 
matters related to its ongoing investigation of ``data 
brokers.'' Our Committee staff has reviewed the contract and 
determined that it is in accordance with our regulations.
    4/6/06--Markup of H.R. 4975--The Lobbying Accountability 
and Transparency Act of 2006.
    4/7/06--Unanimously approved a poll: 1) a contract 
agreement between the Committee on House Administration 
(Minority) and Perkins Coie L.L.P. for an amount not to exceed 
$50,000, plus authorized travel expenses, for the period of 
January 31, 2006, through January 2, 2007. Perkins Coie will 
assist the minority members of the committee with contested 
elections and other matters.
    5/1/06--Unanimously approved a poll for a contract 
agreement between the Committee on Standards and Bari Schwartz 
for an amount not to exceed $6,666.67 per month (and not to 
exceed $454.72 per day, the maximum allowed under the Speaker's 
Pay Order), plus authorized travel expenses, for the period of 
April 28, 2006, through noon, on January 3, 2007. Ms. Schwartz 
will provide advice to the Ranking Minority Member and work 
with other members of the committee and committee staff on 
issues related to the jurisdiction of the committee, using her 
specialized expertise developed from previous service on behalf 
of the Ranking Minority Member.
    5/25/06--Oversight Hearing on the Smithsonian Business 
Ventures
    6/8/06--Oversight Hearing on the Election Assistance 
Commission.
    6/22/06--``You don't need papers to vote?'' Hearing on Non-
Citizen Voting and ID Requirements in U.S. Elections.
    6/28/06--Joint Committee on the Library Business Meeting.
    7/19/06--Joint Hearing with the Committee on Science on 
Voting Machines: Will the New Standards and Guidelines Help 
Prevent Future Problems?
    7/27/06--Markup of H.R. 2134--To establish the Commission 
to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of the 
American Latino Community to develop a plan of action for the 
establishment and maintenance of a National Museum of the 
American Latino Community in Washington, DC, and for other 
purposes. The Committee voted to report the bill favorably to 
the House with an amendment.
    7/27/06--Oversight hearing on the Library of Congress.
    8/3/06--Field hearing on Securing the Vote: New Mexico in 
Las Cruces, NM.
    8/3/06--Field briefing on Securing the Vote: Arizona in 
Phoenix, AZ.
    9/14/06--Markup of H.R. 4844--Federal Election Integrity 
Act of 2006
    9/27/06--Hearing on the IT Assessment: A Ten-Year Vision 
for Information Technology in the House
    9/28/06--Hearing on Electronic Voting Machines: 
Verification, Security, and Paper Trails
    12/4/06--Unanimously approved a resolution granting interim 
authority to the Chairman in order to take such actions as may 
be necessary for the period between the adjournment sine die of 
the Second Session of the 109th Congress and the beginning of 
the First Session of the 110th Congress.

                     SECOND SESSION FLOOR ACTIVITY

    2/1/06--H. Res. 648--To eliminate floor privileges and 
access to Member exercise facilities for registered lobbyists 
who are former Members or officers of the House. On motion to 
suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. Agreed to by the 
Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 379-50, 1 Present (Roll no. 3).
    3/14/06--H. Con. Res. 350--Permitting the use of the 
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the 
commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the 
Holocaust. Considered under suspension of the rules. Agreed to 
by voice vote.
    4/4/06--H. J. Res. 81--Providing for the appointment of 
Philip Frost as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the 
Smithsonian Institution. Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 
required): 406-0 (Roll no. 82).
    4/4/06--H. J. Res. 82--Providing for the reappointment of 
Alan G. Spoon as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of 
the Smithsonian Institution. Agreed to by voice vote.
    4/5/06--H.R. 513--Amending the Federal Election Campaign 
Act of 1971 to clarify when organizations described in section 
527 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 must register as 
political committees. Considered under the provisions of rule 
H. Res. 755. Agreed to by recorded vote, 218-209 (Roll no. 88).
    5/3/06--H.R. 4975--To provide greater transparency with 
respect to lobbying activities. Considered under the provisions 
of rule H. Res. 783. Agreed to by recorded vote, 217-213 (Roll 
no. 119).
    6/26/06--H.R. 4416--To reauthorize permanently the use of 
penalty and franked mail in efforts relating to the location 
and recovery of missing children. Considered under the 
suspension of the rules. Agreed to by voice vote.
    7/10/06--H. Con. Res. 427--Permitting the use of the 
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to commemorate the 75th 
anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs. Considered under the suspension of the rules. Agreed 
to by voice vote.
    7/11/06--S. J. Res. 40--A joint resolution authorizing the 
printing and binding of a supplement to, and revised edition 
of, Senate Procedure. Considered by Unanimous Consent. Without 
objection, passed.
    7/18/06--S. Con. Res. 108--A concurrent resolution 
authorize the printing of a revised edition of a pocket version 
of the United States Constitution and other publications. 
Considered by Unanimous Consent. Without objection, passed.
    9/20/06--H.R. 4844--Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006. 
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228-196 (Roll no. 459).
    9/26/06--H. Res. 1016--Encouraging all offices of the House 
of Representatives to hire disabled veterans. 9/26/2006 Passed/
agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and 
agree to the resolution. Agreed to by voice vote.
    9/27/06--H.R. 2134--Commission to Study the Potential 
Creation of a National Museum of American Latino Heritage Act 
of 2006. On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as 
amended. Agreed to by voice vote.
    11/16/06--H. Con. Res. 423--Authorizing the printing as a 
House document of ``A History, Committee on the Judiciary, 
United States House of Representatives, 1813-2006''. On 
agreeing to the resolution. Agreed to without objection.
    12/6/06--H. Con. Res. 73--Supporting the goals and ideals 
of National High School Seniors Voter Registration Day. On 
motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. Agreed 
to by voice vote.
    12/5/06--H. Con. Res. 495--Authorizing the printing as a 
House document of ``United States House of Representatives, The 
Committee on Ways and Means: A History, 1789-2006''. On 
agreeing to the resolution. Agreed to without objection.
    12/8/06--H. Res. 1104--Providing for a severance payment 
for employees of leadership offices and committees of the House 
of Representatives who are separated from employment solely and 
directly as a result of a change in the party holding the 
majority of the membership of the House. On motion to suspend 
the rules and agree to the resolution. Failed by voice vote.

       General Oversight Activities Throughout the 109th Congress


                            MEMBER SERVICES

    
 Oversee Member allowance amounts, structure, and 
regulations; provide guidance to offices to ensure compliance 
with House regulations.

                    COMMITTEE FUNDING AND OVERSIGHT

    
 Receive and review Monthly Reports on committee 
activities and expenditures.
    
 Oversee Committee budgets, structure, and 
regulations; provide guidance to offices to ensure compliance 
with House regulations.

     IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1995

    
 Monitor implementation of the Congressional 
Accountability Act of 1995 (PL 104-1).
    
 Conduct oversight of the Office of Compliance.
    
 Review Office of Compliance proposals for 
expansion of jurisdiction under the CAA.
    
 Review and Monitor progress on fire safety 
improvements in the House complex and the Library of Congress.

                          FRANKING COMMISSION

    
 Review proposals to reform mass mailing practices 
of Members, and regulations governing such mailings, and 
monitor current prohibition on mass mailings 90 days before a 
primary or general election.
    
 Review previously implemented rules to increase 
disclosure and improve the accounting of franked mail costs.
    
 Consider revisions of pre-election franking 
complaint procedures.
    
 Review all Unsolicited Mass Communications.
    
 Review alternatives to the District Office Franked 
Mail Certifications for recording and reporting franked mail 
usage in district offices.
    
 Review and update Franked Mail Forms and Reports 
to reflect changes in system and procedure.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

    
 Gather information on the restructuring of 
government printing and the dissemination of government 
information to the public, especially in electronic form.
    
 Gather information concerning the proposal for 
archiving of web based data.
    
 Answer correspondence and research requests for 
processing GPO tasks.
    
 Review and research Title 44 for possible 
administrative changes.
    
 Coordinate printing memorial tributes in 
accordance with Title 44.

                  HOUSE OFFICERS AND HOUSE OPERATIONS

    
 Analyze management improvement proposals and other 
initiatives submitted by the House Officers, the Inspector 
General, the U.S Capitol Police Board and the Architect of the 
Capitol.
    
 Coordinate with the Subcommittee on Legislative 
Appropriations on matters impacting operations of the House and 
joint entities.
    
 Provide policy guidance to the House Officers, 
Inspector General and the Joint entities as appropriate.
    
 Oversee compliance with the House Employee 
Classification Act, 2 U.S.C. 291, et seq.
    
 Assure coordination among officers and joint 
entities on administrative matters.
    
 Handle Media Inquires.

Chief Administrative Officer

    
 Review new technology initiatives to better serve 
Members, Committees, and the House.
    
 Review semi-annual financial and operational 
status reports; recommend changes in operations to improve 
services and increase efficiencies.

Clerk of the House

    
 Review the administration of the audio 
transmission on the House floor.
    
 Review and approve contracts and requests for 
proposals for the Clerk, which exceed the spending threshold.
    
 Review plans for the implementation of the 
document management system.
    
 Review progress towards defining a standard for 
the electronic exchange of legislative information among 
Congress and legislative branch agencies.
    
 Monitor progress of the creation of a Hearing 
Document Type Definition (DTD).
    
 Review of semi-annual financial and operational 
status reports; recommend changes in operations to improve 
services and increase efficiencies.

Sergeant at Arms

    
 Review security proposals, including the House 
chamber, the galleries, the Capitol, House Office Buildings, 
and Capitol Grounds.
    
 Review semi-annual financial and operational 
status reports; recommend changes in operations to improve 
services and increase efficiencies.
    
 Review the security operation of the House's 
parking facilities, its regulations and allocation of parking 
spaces.
    
 Review Evacuation Plans for the House Complex.
    
 Oversee the implementation of policies for a more 
efficient Capitol tour process.

Inspector General

    
 Review comprehensive financial and operational 
audits of the House: investigate any irregularities uncovered; 
and monitor the required improvements.
    
 Monitor progress of House audits and review 
proposed Annual Audit Plan.

                OVERSIGHT OF LEGISLATIVE BRANCH ENTITIES

Information and Technology Coordination:

    
 Oversee, in conjunction with the Senate, forums 
for the sharing of technology plans and capabilities among the 
legislative branch agencies.
    
 Oversee, in conjunction with the Senate, the 
Legislative Branch Telecommunications group.
    
 Oversee, in conjunction with the Senate, plans for 
the implementation and growth of the Legislative Information 
System.

Library of Congress

    
 Oversee the remedial measures taken by the Library 
in response to financial management audit issues.
    
 Oversee the Library and Congressional Research 
Service operations to ensure continued improvements in services 
to the Congress and the public.
    
 Oversee Library preparations for the Culpeper 
National Audiovisual Preservation Facility.
    
 Review the Library's response to a report by the 
National Academy of Sciences regarding Information technology 
and the digital future of the Library.

Smithsonian Institution

    
 Oversee Smithsonian operations.
    
 Study and review legislation affecting the 
Smithsonian Institution and the creation of any new Smithsonian 
facilities.
    
 Review recommendations put forth for research and 
organizational change as proposed by the Blue Ribbon Science 
Commission.
    
 Tour Smithsonian facilities and research centers.

Architect of the Capitol

    
 In conjunction with the Senate and other 
appropriate House Committees, oversee the preparations for the 
construction of the proposed Capitol Visitor's Center.
    
 Monitor committee hearing room upgrades.
    
 Monitor Response to the Fire Audits of the House 
Complex and the Library of Congress.

U.S. Capitol Police

    
 Monitor implementation of the Security Enhancement 
Plan (PL 105-277).
    
 Monitor implementation of the recommendations of 
the GAO management review.
    
 Review proposed amendments to the USCP Memorial 
Fund.

                      TECHNOLOGY USE BY THE HOUSE

    
 Oversee the House Information Resources and other 
technology functions of the House to ensure timely, accurate 
electronic information dissemination.
    
 Oversee implementation of House Rule XI 2(e)(4) 
requiring committee documentation to be made available 
electronically, to the maximum extent feasible.
    
 Oversee implementation of information security in 
the House.
    
 Oversee efforts to implement data standards for 
legislative information.

          ELECTIONS, VOTER REGISTRATION, AND CORRUPT PRACTICES

    
 Continue to review current voter registration, 
military voting, state voting reform and residency issues.
    
 Monitor and analyze the activities of the Federal 
Election Commission, including its rulemakings implementing 
H.R. 2356, the ``Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.''
    
 Monitor the latest developments in the campaign 
reform lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of H.R. 2356.
    
 Monitor and analyze reform proposals, such as 
requiring broadcasters to provide free air time to political 
candidates, offering tax credits for political contributions, 
and overhauling the structure of the FEC.

                  OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES--FIRST SESSION

JANUARY 2005

    
 Review and revised service contracts with the 
House.
    
 Approved HEPCA Employee Pay Comparability Increase 
for 2005.
    
 Approved Pay Comparability Increase for United 
States Capitol Police.
    
 Amended Citibank travel card policies.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Firewall and 
Intrusion Detection Systems Protect House Resources, Although 
Additional Tuning Remains.

FEBRUARY 2005

    
 Approved contract for communications services 
related to the House Financial System Replacement Project.
    
 Approved purchase order for ACF satellite ground 
station.

MARCH 2005

    
 Approved contract extension for HR PayLinks 
payroll system project.
    
 Terminated 7 pm outgoing mail collection to 
achieve cost savings.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: How to Improve 
District Office Transitions.

APRIL 2005

    
 Authorized change in the method of sealing 
incoming mail.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for reporting and 
transcription services for House Committees and Subcommittees.

MAY 2005

    
 Approved contract for furniture repair and 
restoration services.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for management and 
operation of the House Staff Fitness Center.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for Lean Six Sigma 
Advisory services for the House Inspector General.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Significant 
Progress Has Been Made On House Fire Protection Systems, But 
Important Improvements are Needed.

JUNE 2005

    
 Authorized extension of time period of health 
benefits for House employees called to active service.
    
 Authorized designation of essential House support 
activities and functions conducted by non-Governmental 
employees.
    
 Approved exercise of contract options for phase 
one of the House Financial System Replacement project.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: General and 
Application Controls in the House Electronic Voting System.

JULY 2005

    
 Approved ten-year occupancy agreement with the 
U.S. Postal Service to provide retail postal services.
    
 Approved purchase order for Voting Display System 
in the Capitol Visitor Center auditorium.

AUGUST 2005

    
 Approved new procedures for the House Recording 
Studio.
    
 Approved contract for House network cabling and 
wiring.
    
 Approved interagency agreement with the Department 
of Transportation for support of the FY2006 transit benefit 
program.
    
 Approved contract for mail sorter hardware and 
software support.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Improvements Were 
Needed in the House Child Care Center.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Post 
Implementation Review of the Fixed Asset Inventory Management 
System.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: White Paper on 
the Migration of Active Directory throughout the House, 
Utilizing the Centralized Forest Concept.

SEPTEMBER 2005

    
 Authorized waiver of House policies to assist 
members impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
    
 Authorized waiver of House policies to assist 
members impacted by Hurricane Rita.
    
 Approved multi-year seat management contract.
    
 Approved contract award for Freshmen Member needs 
assessment.
    
 Approved purchase order for Microsoft Premier 
Support services.
    
 Approved purchase order for storage area network 
maintenance.
    
 Approved purchase order for FY2006 maintenance of 
network equipment.
    
 Approved purchase order to the Associated Press.
    
 Approved contract award for reporting and 
transcription services for House Committees and Subcommittees.
    
 Approved purchase order to PureEdge Solutions in 
support of Lobby Disclosure filings.

OCTOBER 2005

    
 Approved purchase order for Factiva media 
services.
    
 Approved purchase order to National Journal Group, 
Inc.
    
 Approved contract/interagency agreement for the 
operations and maintenance of the House Staff Fitness Center.
    
 Approved renewal of Guest Services Inc., contract.
    
 Authorized revisions to the House Procurement 
Guidelines.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: GSI Financial 
Controls Provide Reasonable Assurance But Contract Oversight 
Needs Improvement.

NOVEMBER 2005

    
 Authorized extension of System Integrator Service 
agreements.
    
 Authorized exercise of option for House Closed 
Captioning services.
    
 Authorized commission of a portrait for former 
Representative Dalip Singh Saund.

DECEMBER 2005

    
 Approved multi-year CAO continuity assurance 
contract.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for webcasting services 
for 20 House Committees.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Audit of the 
Financial Statements for the Year Ended Dec 31, 2004.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Develop Controls 
for the New Legislative Information System Operating 
Environment.

                  OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES--SECOND SESSION

JANUARY 2006

    
 Approved HEPCA Employee Pay Comparability Increase 
for 2006.

FEBRUARY 2006

    
 Approved extension of contract for House frame 
relay services.
    
 Approved realignment of funds for mail operations 
services contract.
    
 Approved purchase order for Storage Area Network 
upgrade.
    
 Approved purchase order for maintenance of House 
communications vehicles.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Review of Open 
Modes in District Offices.

MARCH 2006

    
 Approved purchase order for web site development.

APRIL 2006

    
 Approved contract for Committee webcasting.
    
 Approved purchase order for actuarial services for 
health care analysis.
    
 Approved purchase order for Linux processors for 
the House campus voice network.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for remote technical 
support.

MAY 2006

    
 Approved establishment of CAO I-9 employment 
eligibility verification service.
    
 Approved extension of contracts for House internet 
services.
    
 Approved purchase order for House Information 
Resources Information Security.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for House-wide employee 
orientation program.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for Closed Captioning 
services for the House floor.
    
 Approved Capitol Police plan for the usage and 
disposition of compensatory leave time.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Improvements Are 
Needed in the House Travel Card Program.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Improvements 
Needed in Fire Protection Systems Contracting.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: House Special 
Events: Business Process Improvement Opportunities.

JUNE 2006

    
 Authorized implementation of Fiscal Year financial 
statement reporting.
    
 Approved contract for 110th transition carpet 
installation.
    
 Approved purchase order for Ford Data Center 
renovation.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for ATLAS integrator 
services.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Atlas Special 
Assessment Report.

JULY 2006

    
 Approved contract for House logistics and moving 
services.
    
 Authorized House Support Services leadership 
reorganization.
    
 Authorized CAO leadership team reorganization.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for House Media Center.
    
 Authorized release of IG Report: Additional 
Controls Needed in House Contract Administration.

AUGUST 2006

    
 Approved contract for remote technical support for 
the House voice network.
    
 Approved contract awards for the House Modular 
Furniture Renovation Program.
    
 Approved contract award for the Committee on 
Homeland Security hearing room renovation.
    
 Approved of purchase order for Citrix remote 
access.
    
 Approved purchase order for FY07 Associated Press 
services.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for Portfolio Management 
Office support.
    
 Approved interagency agreement to support FY07 
Transit Benefit Program.

SEPTEMBER 2006

    
 Established policies for the installation of the 
110th Congress.
    
 Established CAO Advanced Business Solutions Team.
    
 Approved contract award for Balanced Scorecard 
support for the CAO.
    
 Approved purchase order for Storage Area Network 
maintenance.
    
 Approved purchase order for FY07 National Journal 
subscription.
    
 Approved purchase order for FY07 Factiva services.
    
 Approved purchase order for Member Data 
Replication software maintenance.
    
 Approved purchase order for FY07 Cisco network 
equipment maintenance.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for High Definition 
Television conversion project.

OCTOBER 2006

    
 Approved award recommendation for online ordering 
system.
    
 Approved contract for ATLAS integration.
    
 Approved purchase order for FY07 Microsoft Premier 
Support services.
    
 Approved contract award for closed captioning 
services for the House floor.

NOVEMBER 2006

    
 Authorized CAO personnel realignment.
    
 Approved House financial management policies.
    
 Authorized electronic submission of supporting 
documentation, and electronic submission of certain financial 
and payroll actions within the CAO office.
    
 Authorized the potential delegation of financial 
authority to House staff.
    
 Approved standards for new purchases, House 
supported software list and minimum standards for supported 
equipment.
    
 Established policies for the transition of 
Committees into the 110th Congress.
    
 Approved amendment to Citibank travel card 
policies.
    
 Approved extension of System Integrator service 
contracts.
    
 Approved purchase order for architectural and 
engineering services.

DECEMBER 2006

    
 Authorized modification to transit benefit 
program.
    
 Authorized establishment of CAO Business 
Innovations Team.
    
 Approved award for new House-wide employee 
orientation program.
    
 Approved purchase order for Committee and 
Leadership equipment move support.
    
 Authorized release of RFP for Correspondence 
Management System provider and maintenance provider.

                    BILLS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE

109th Congress--

    1. [109th] H. CON. RES. 5: Providing for the acceptance of 
a statue of Sarah Winnemucca, presented by the people of 
Nevada, for placement in National Statuary Hall, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Gibbons, Jim [NV-2] (introduced 1/4/2005) 
Cosponsors (2).
    Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Received in the Senate, considered, and agreed to 
without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
    2. [109th] H. CON. RES. 11: Requiring the display of the 
Ten Commandments in the Hall of the House of Representatives 
and the Chamber of the Senate.
    Sponsor: Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] (introduced 1/4/2005) 
Cosponsors (4)
    Latest Major Action: 1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    3. [109th] H. CON. RES. 12: Requiring the display of the 
Ten Commandments in the United States Capitol.
    Sponsor: Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] (introduced 1/4/2005) 
Cosponsors (4)
    Latest Major Action: 1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    4. [109th] H. CON. RES. 37: Honoring former Congressman 
Dalip Singh Saund and remembering his achievements as the only 
Indian American to serve in Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] (introduced 2/1/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    5. [109th] H. CON. RES. 63: Permitting the use of the 
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the 
commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the 
Holocaust.
    Sponsor: Rep Ney, Robert W. [OH-18] (introduced 2/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (8)
    Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Received in the Senate, considered, and agreed to 
without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    6. [109th] H. CON. RES. 73: Supporting the goals and ideals 
of National High School Seniors Voter Registration Day.
    Sponsor: Rep McCrery, Jim [LA-4] (introduced 2/17/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 12/6/2006 Received in the Senate.
    7. [109th] H. CON. RES. 79: Permitting the use of the 
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to award a Congressional 
gold medal to Jackie Robinson (posthumously), in recognition of 
his many contributions to the Nation.
    Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] (introduced 3/1/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 3/1/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Received in the Senate, considered, and agreed to 
without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    8. [109th] H. CON. RES. 84: Directing the Architect of the 
Capitol to enter into a contract for the design and 
construction of a monument to commemorate the contributions of 
minority women to women's suffrage and to the participation of 
women in public life, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] (introduced 3/3/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 3/3/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    9. [109th] H. CON. RES. 202: Permitting the use of the 
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to honor Constantino 
Brumidi on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
    Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (introduced 6/30/
2005) Cosponsors (8)
    Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Received in the Senate, considered, and agreed to 
without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    10. [109th] H. CON. RES. 241: Providing for acceptance of a 
statue of Po'Pay, presented by the State of New Mexico, for 
placement in National Statuary Hall, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Heather [NM-1] (introduced 9/13/2005) 
Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: 9/13/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    11. [109th] H. CON. RES. 242: Providing for acceptance of a 
statue of Po'Pay, presented by the State of New Mexico, for 
placement in National Statuary Hall, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Heather [NM-1] (introduced 9/14/2005) 
Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: 9/21/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Received in the Senate, considered, and agreed to 
without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    12. [109th] H. CON. RES. 255: Expressing the sense of the 
Congress that the United States flag flown over the United 
States Capitol should be lowered to half-mast one day each 
month in honor of the brave men and women from the United 
States who have lost their lives in military conflicts.
    Sponsor: Rep Davis, Lincoln [TN-4] (introduced 9/28/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 9/28/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    13. [109th] H. CON. RES. 286: Authorizing the remains of 
Rosa Parks to lie in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol.
    Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced 10/28/
2005) Cosponsors (16)
    Latest Major Action: 10/28/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    14. [109th] H. CON. RES. 297: Honoring the life and 
expressing the deepest condolences of Congress on the passing 
of Edward Roybal, former United States Congressman.
    Sponsor: Rep Ortiz, Solomon P. [TX-27] (introduced 11/15/
2005) Cosponsors (50)
    Latest Major Action: 11/15/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    15. [109th] H. CON. RES. 299: Expressing the sense of 
Congress that the leaders of Congress and other legislative 
branch offices should work together to establish and implement 
a coordinated program for the reuse, recycling, and appropriate 
disposal of obsolete computers and other electronic equipment 
used by offices of the legislative branch.
    Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] (introduced 11/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (13)
    Latest Major Action: 11/15/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    16. [109th] H. CON. RES. 308: Directing the Clerk of the 
House of Representatives to make a technical correction in the 
enrollment of H.R. 3058.
    Sponsor: Rep Lewis, Jerry [CA-41] (introduced 11/18/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 11/21/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Received in the Senate, considered, and agreed to 
without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    17. [109th] H. CON. RES. 350: Permitting the use of the 
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the 
commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the 
Holocaust.
    Sponsor: Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] (introduced 3/2/2006) 
Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 3/16/2006 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by 
Unanimous Consent.
    18. [109th] H. CON. RES. 379: Directing the Architect of 
the Capitol to establish a temporary exhibit in the rotunda of 
the Capitol to honor the memory of the members of the United 
States Armed Forces who have lost their lives in Operation 
Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Sponsor: Rep Emanuel, Rahm [IL-5] (introduced 4/5/2006) 
Cosponsors (18)
    Latest Major Action: 4/5/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    19. [109th] H. CON. RES. 413: Expressing appreciation for 
the life and service of Lloyd Bentsen and expressing sympathy 
to his family.
    Sponsor: Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] (introduced 5/23/2006) 
Cosponsors (18)
    Latest Major Action: 5/23/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    20. [109th] H. CON. RES. 423: Authorizing the printing as a 
House document of ``A History, Committee on the Judiciary, 
United States House of Representatives, 1813-2006''.
    Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] 
(introduced 6/6/2006) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 11/16/2006 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Received in the Senate, considered, and agreed to 
without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    21. [109th] H. CON. RES. 427: Permitting the use of the 
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to commemorate the 75th 
anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs.
    Sponsor: Rep Buyer, Steve [IN-4] (introduced 6/13/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 7/11/2006 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Received in the Senate, considered, and agreed to 
without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    22. [109th] H. CON. RES. 436: Congratulating Donald Andrew 
Hall for his selection by the Librarian of Congress as the 14th 
Poet Laureate of the United States and for his great 
accomplishments in prose and essays focusing on New England 
rural living, baseball, and how work conveys meaning to 
ordinary life.
    Sponsor: Rep Bass, Charles F. [NH-2] (introduced 6/27/2006) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 6/27/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    23. [109th] H. CON. RES. 495: Authorizing the printing as a 
House document of ``United States House of Representatives, The 
Committee on Ways and Means: A History, 1789-2006''.
    Sponsor: Rep Thomas, William M. [CA-22] (introduced 11/15/
2006) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 12/9/2006 Passed/agreed to in Senate. 
Status: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by 
Unanimous Consent.
    24. [109th] H. RES. 21: Honoring Shirley Chisholm for her 
service to the Nation and expressing condolences to her family, 
friends, and supporters on her death.
    Sponsor: Rep Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [OH-11] (introduced 1/
4/2005) Cosponsors (65)
    Latest Major Action: 1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    25. [109th] H. RES. 31: Expressing the sense of the House 
of Representatives that a portrait of Dilip Singh Saund should 
be displayed in an appropriate place in the United States 
Capitol or in a House Office Building.
    Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced 1/4/2005) 
Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    26. [109th] H. RES. 87: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Resources in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Pombo, Richard W. [CA-11] (introduced 2/14/
2005) Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/14/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    27. [109th] H. RES. 88: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the One Hundred 
Ninth Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] (introduced 2/14/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/14/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    28. [109th] H. RES. 92: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Government Reform in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Davis, Tom [VA-11] (introduced 2/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/15/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    29. [109th] H. RES. 93: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 
One Hundred Ninth Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Young, Don [AK] (introduced 2/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/15/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    30. [109th] H. RES. 94: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Agriculture in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] (introduced 2/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/15/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    31. [109th] H. RES. 100: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Financial Services in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Oxley, Michael G. [OH-4] (introduced 2/15/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/15/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    32. [109th] H. RES. 102: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Ways and Means in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Thomas, William M. [CA-22] (introduced 2/15/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/15/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    33. [109th] H. RES. 104: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Homeland Security in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Cox, Christopher [CA-48] (introduced 2/15/
2005) Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/15/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    34. [109th] H. RES. 105: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Science in the One Hundred Ninth Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Boehlert, Sherwood [NY-24] (introduced 2/16/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    35. [109th] H. RES. 106: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Rules in the One Hundred Ninth Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Dreier, David [CA-26] (introduced 2/16/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    36. [109th] H. RES. 107: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on International Relations in the One Hundred 
Ninth Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Hyde, Henry J. [IL-6] (introduced 2/16/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    37. [109th] H. RES. 109: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Small Business in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16] (introduced 2/16/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    38. [109th] H. RES. 110: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Education and the Workforce in the One 
Hundred Ninth Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Boehner, John A. [OH-8] (introduced 2/16/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    39. [109th] H. RES. 113: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Buyer, Steve [IN-4] (introduced 2/16/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    40. [109th] H. RES. 117: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on the Budget in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Nussle, Jim [IA-1] (introduced 2/16/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    41. [109th] H. RES. 118: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on the Judiciary in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] 
(introduced
2/16/2005) Cosponsors(None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    42. [109th] H. RES. 129: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Armed Services in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Hunter, Duncan [CA-52] (introduced 3/1/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 3/1/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    43. [109th] H. RES. 133: Providing amounts from the 
applicable accounts of the House of Representatives for 
continuing expenses of standing and select committees of the 
House from April 1, 2005, through April 30, 2005.
    Sponsor: Rep Ney, Robert W. [OH-18] (introduced 3/2/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 3/8/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the 
resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 
required): 406-0 (Roll no. 54).
    44. [109th] H. RES. 138: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Intelligence in the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Hoekstra, Peter [MI-2] (introduced 3/8/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 3/8/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    45. [109th] H. RES. 147: Electing members to the Joint 
Committee on Printing and the Joint Committee of Congress on 
the Library.
    Sponsor: Rep Ney, Robert W. [OH-18] (introduced 3/10/2005) 
Cosponsors (5)
    Latest Major Action: 3/16/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without 
objection.
    46. [109th] H. RES. 159: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on House Administration in the One Hundred 
Ninth Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Ney, Robert W. [OH-18] (introduced 3/16/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 3/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    47. [109th] H. RES. 165: Providing amounts for the expenses 
of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct in the One 
Hundred Ninth Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Doc [WA-4] (introduced 3/16/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 3/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    48. [109th] H. RES. 214: Directing the Speaker of the House 
of Representatives to provide for the display of the Ten 
Commandments in the chamber of the House of Representatives if 
the Supreme Court of the United States rules against religious 
freedom by holding that the display of the Ten Commandments in 
public places by State and local governments constitutes a 
violation of the establishment clause of the first amendment to 
the Constitution of the United States.
    Sponsor: Rep King, Steve [IA-5] (introduced 4/14/2005) 
Cosponsors (19)
    Latest Major Action: 4/14/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    49. [109th] H. RES. 224: Providing for the expenses of 
certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One 
Hundred Ninth Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Ney, Robert W. [OH-18] (introduced 4/21/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    House Reports: 109-54
    Latest Major Action: 4/27/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the 
resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    50. [109th] H. RES. 226: Honoring the life and legacy of 
Robert ``Fighting Bob'' La Follette, Sr.
    Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] (introduced 4/21/2005) 
Cosponsors (7)
    Latest Major Action: 4/21/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    51. [109th] H. RES. 232: Permitting official photographs of 
the House of Representatives to be taken while the House is in 
actual session on a date designated by the Speaker.
    Sponsor: Rep Ney, Robert W. [OH-18] (introduced 4/26/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 4/26/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without 
objection.
    52. [109th] H. RES. 372: Increasing the amount provided for 
the Members' Representational Allowance of a Member of the 
House of Representatives who employs a veteran with a service-
connected disability.
    Sponsor: Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-46] (introduced 7/20/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 7/20/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    53. [109th] H. RES. 437: To establish the Select Bipartisan 
Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to 
Hurricane Katrina.
    Sponsor: Rep Dreier, David [CA-26] (introduced 9/14/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    House Reports: 109-220 Part 1
    Latest Major Action: 9/15/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and 
Nays: 224--188 (Roll no. 475).
    54. [109th] H. RES. 447: Permitting the use of the frank 
for mailings which include solicitations for charities 
responding to a major disaster which is the subject of a 
Presidential declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
    Sponsor: Rep Brown, Sherrod [OH-13] (introduced 9/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (8)
    Latest Major Action: 9/15/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    55. [109th] H. RES. 511: Honoring and thanking United 
States Capitol Police Assistant Chief of Police James Patrick 
Rohan on the occasion of his retirement.
    Sponsor: Rep Ney, Robert W. [OH-18] (introduced 10/26/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 10/26/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    56. [109th] H. RES. 594: Honoring the 50th anniversary of 
the Honorable John D. Dingell's service in the House of 
Representatives.
    Sponsor: Rep Hastert, J. Dennis [IL-14] (introduced 12/12/
2005) Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 12/13/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
    57. [109th] H. RES. 633: Honoring Helen Sewell on the 
occasion of her retirement from the House of Representatives 
and expressing the gratitude of the House for her many years of 
service.
    Sponsor: Rep Weldon, Curt [PA-7] (introduced 12/17/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 12/19/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the 
resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
    58. [109th] H. RES. 648: To eliminate floor privileges and 
access to Member exercise facilities for registered lobbyists 
who are former Members or officers of the House.
    Sponsor: Rep Dreier, David [CA-26] (introduced 1/31/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    House Reports: 109-369 Part 1
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2006 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the 
resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 
379--50, 1 Present (Roll no. 3).
    59. [109th] H. RES. 663: Amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to prohibit former Members and former officers 
of the House who are registered lobbyists from admission to the 
Hall of the House, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Snyder, Vic [AR-2] (introduced 1/31/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 1/31/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to 
the Committee on House Administration, 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.
    60. [109th] H. RES. 669: Directing the Sergeant-at Arms of 
the House of Representatives to report to the House on the 
circumstances surrounding the removal of two individuals from 
the gallery of the House prior to the beginning of the State of 
the Union address on January 31, 2006, based on the allegation 
that the individuals were engaging in protest solely because 
the individuals wore shirts with printing on the front.
    Sponsor: Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] (introduced 2/1/
2006) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    61. [109th] H. RES. 730: Recognizing the efforts and 
contributions of The Women's Museum: An Institute for the 
Future.
    Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] (introduced 3/
16/2006) Cosponsors (16)
    Latest Major Action: 3/16/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    62. [109th] H. RES. 756: Expressing the gratitude and 
appreciation of the House of Representatives to the 
professionalism and dedication of the United States Capitol 
Police.
    Sponsor: Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] (introduced 4/4/
2006) Cosponsors (41)
    Latest Major Action: 4/4/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    63. [109th] H. RES. 797: Directing the Clerk to post on the 
public Internet site of the Office of the Clerk a record, 
organized by Member name, of recorded votes taken in the House, 
and directing each Member who maintains an official public 
Internet site to provide an electronic link to such record.
    Sponsor: Rep Bean, Melissa L. [IL-8] (introduced 5/4/2006) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 5/4/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    64. [109th] H. RES. 963: Congratulating and thanking 
Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta for his 40 years 
of dedicated service to the people of the United States.
    Sponsor: Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. [CA-10] (introduced 7/28/
2006) Cosponsors (70)
    Latest Major Action: 7/28/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    65. [109th] H. RES. 1016: Encouraging all offices of the 
House of Representatives to hire disabled veterans.
    Sponsor: Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-46] (introduced 9/19/
2006) Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 9/26/2006 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the 
resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
    66. [109th] H. RES. 1104: Providing for a severance payment 
for employees of leadership offices and committees of the House 
of Representatives who are separated from employment solely and 
directly as a result of a change in the party holding the 
majority of the membership of the House.
    Sponsor: Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] (introduced 12/8/
2006) Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 12/8/2006 Failed of passage/not agreed 
to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree 
to the resolution Failed by voice vote.
    67. [109th] H.J. RES. 19: Providing for the appointment of 
Shirley Ann Jackson as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents 
of the Smithsonian Institution.
    Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] (introduced 2/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-11 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    68. [109th] H.J. RES. 20: Providing for the appointment of 
Robert P. Kogod as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of 
the Smithsonian Institution.
    Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] (introduced 2/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-12 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    69. [109th] H.J. RES. 81: Providing for the appointment of 
Phillip Frost as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of 
the Smithsonian Institution.
    Sponsor: Rep Regula, Ralph [OH-16] (introduced 3/7/2006) 
Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-216 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    70. [109th] H.J. RES. 82: Providing for the reappointment 
of Alan G. Spoon as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of 
the Smithsonian Institution.
    Sponsor: Rep Regula, Ralph [OH-16] (introduced 3/7/2006) 
Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-217 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    71. [109th] H.R. 24: To encourage the preservation and 
restoration of copyrighted works for research, scholarly, and 
educational purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced 1/4/
2005) Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, 
the Internet, and Intellectual Property.
    72. [109th] H.R. 45: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 to prohibit the use of public funds for political party 
conventions.
    Sponsor: Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] (introduced 1/4/
2005) Cosponsors (4)
    Latest Major Action: 1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    73. [109th] H.R. 46: To amend the Federal Election Campaign 
Act of 1971 to repeal the requirement that persons making 
disbursements for electioneering communications file reports on 
such disbursements with the Federal Election Commission and the 
prohibition against the making of disbursements for 
electioneering communications by corporations and labor 
organizations, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] (introduced 1/4/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    74. [109th] H.R. 94: To provide Capitol-flown flags to the 
families of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in 
the line of duty.
    Sponsor: Rep Gillmor, Paul E. [OH-5] (introduced 1/4/2005) 
Cosponsors (13)
    Latest Major Action: 1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    75. [109th] H.R. 190: To restore the Federal electoral 
rights of the residents of the District of Columbia, and for 
other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-46] (introduced 1/4/
2005) Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the 
Constitution.
    76. [109th] H.R. 205: To permit members of the House of 
Representatives to donate used computer equipment to public 
elementary and secondary schools designated by the members.
    Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] (introduced 1/4/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    77. [109th] H.R. 223: To provide that no automatic pay 
adjustment for Members of Congress shall be made in the year 
following a fiscal year in which there is a Federal budget 
deficit.
    Sponsor: Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] (introduced 1/4/2005) 
Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    78. [109th] H.R. 267: To require amounts remaining in 
Members' representational allowances at the end of a fiscal 
year to be used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal 
debt, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] (introduced 1/6/2005) 
Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 1/6/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    79. [109th] H.R. 278: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 
2002 to require voting systems to produce a verifiable paper 
record of each vote cast and to ensure the security of 
electronic data, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep King, Steve [IA-5] (introduced 1/6/2005) 
Cosponsors (29)
    Latest Major Action: 1/6/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    80. [109th] H.R. 279: To amend the Family and Medical Leave 
Act of 1993 to include nurse practitioners and domestic 
partners within the scope of coverage of the Act and to extend 
the period of family or medical leave for spouses employed by 
the same employer.
    Sponsor: Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [CA-37] 
(introduced 1/6/2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/9/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections.
    81. [109th] H.R. 338: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to require the disclosure of certain 
information by persons conducting phone banks during campaigns 
for election for Federal office, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] (introduced 1/25/
2005) Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 1/25/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    82. [109th] H.R. 357: To provide for the protection of 
intellectual property rights, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] (introduced 1/25/2005) 
Cosponsors (7)
    Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, 
the Internet, and Intellectual Property.
    Note: For further action, see S.167, which became Public 
Law 109-9 on 4/27/2005.
    83. [109th] H.R. 470: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 
2002 to require the software used in the operation of an 
electronic voting machine to meet certain requirements as a 
condition of the use of the machine in elections for Federal 
office, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] (introduced 2/1/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    84. [109th] H.R. 471: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 to increase the frequency of disclosure of information by 
political organizations and to improve the linkage between 
databases for public disclosure of election-related information 
maintained by the Department of the Treasury and the Federal 
Election Commission.
    Sponsor: Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] (introduced 2/1/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in 
addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.
    85. [109th] H.R. 475: To amend the Family and Medical Leave 
Act of 1993 to permit leave to care for a same-sex spouse, 
domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or 
grandparent if the same-sex spouse, domestic partner, parent-
in-law, adult child, sibling, or grandparent has a serious 
health condition, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] (introduced 2/1/
2005) Cosponsors (76)
    Latest Major Action: 3/24/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections.
    86. [109th] H.R. 476: To amend the Family and Medical Leave 
Act of 1993 to allow employees to take, as additional leave, 
parental involvement leave to participate in or attend their 
children's and grandchildren's educational and extracurricular 
activities and to clarify that leave may be taken for routine 
family medical needs and to assist elderly relatives, and for 
other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] (introduced 2/1/
2005) Cosponsors (30)
    Latest Major Action: 3/24/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections.
    87. [109th] H.R. 491: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to require persons conducting Federal 
election polls by telephone to disclose certain information to 
respondents and the Federal Election Commission.
    Sponsor: Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] (introduced 2/1/2005) 
Cosponsors (12)
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    88. [109th] H.R. 496: To amend the National Voter 
Registration Act of 1993 to require States to permit 
individuals to register to vote in an election for Federal 
office on the date of the election.
    Sponsor: Rep Sabo, Martin Olav [MN-5] (introduced 2/1/2005) 
Cosponsors (14)
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    89. [109th] H.R. 513: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify when organizations described in 
section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 must register 
as political committees, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] (introduced 2/2/
2005) Cosponsors (7)
    House Reports: 109-181, 109-181 Part 2
    Latest Major Action: 4/6/2006 Received in the Senate. Read 
twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General 
Orders. Calendar No. 392.
    Note: Pursuant to H. RES. 783, the text of H.R. 513, as 
passed House, was appended to H.R. 4975. See S. 2349 for 
further action on H.R. 4975 and H.R. 513.
    90. [109th] H.R. 533: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 
2002 to protect voting rights and to improve the administration 
of Federal elections, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced 2/2/
2005) Cosponsors (49)
    Latest Major Action: 2/2/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred 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.
    91. [109th] H.R. 550: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 
2002 to require a voter-verified permanent paper record or hard 
copy under title III of such Act, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] (introduced 2/2/2005) 
Cosponsors (222)
    Latest Major Action: 2/2/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    92. [109th] H.R. 689: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to repeal the requirement that persons 
making disbursements for electioneering communications file 
reports on such disbursements with the Federal Election 
Commission and the prohibition against the making of 
disbursements for electioneering communications by corporations 
and labor organizations, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] (introduced 2/9/
2005) Cosponsors (54)
    Latest Major Action: 2/9/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    93. [109th] H.R. 701: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit an authorized committee of a 
winning candidate for election for Federal office which 
received a personal loan from the candidate from making any 
repayment on the loan after the date on which the candidate 
begins serving in such office.
    Sponsor: Rep English, Phil [PA-3] (introduced 2/9/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/9/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    94. [109th] H.R. 702: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the use of any contribution 
made to a candidate for election for Federal office, or any 
donation made to an individual as support for the individual's 
activities as the holder of a Federal office, for the payment 
of a salary to the candidate or individual or to any member of 
the immediate family of the candidate or individual.
    Sponsor: Rep English, Phil [PA-3] (introduced 2/9/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/9/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    95. [109th] H.R. 704: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 
2002 to require a voter-verified permanent record or hardcopy 
under title III of such Act, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Gibbons, Jim [NV-2] (introduced 2/9/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/9/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    96. [109th] H.R. 834: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit certain State election 
administration officials from actively participating in 
electoral campaigns.
    Sponsor: Rep Strickland, Ted [OH-6] (introduced 2/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (6)
    Latest Major Action: 2/15/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    97. [109th] H.R. 841: To require States to hold special 
elections to fill vacancies in the House of Representatives not 
later than 49 days after the vacancy is announced by the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives in extraordinary 
circumstances.
    Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] 
(introduced 2/16/2005) Cosponsors (6)
    House Reports: 109-8 Part 1
    Latest Major Action: 3/19/2005 Read the second time. Placed 
on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar 
No. 61.
    98. [109th] H.R. 850: To amend chapter 95 of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a uniform date for the 
release of payments from the Presidential Election Campaign 
Fund to eligible candidates for election to the office of 
President of the United States.
    Sponsor: Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] (introduced 2/16/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    99. [109th] H.R. 925: To prohibit a Federal agency from 
accepting a form of individual identification issued by a 
foreign government, except a passport that is accepted on the 
date of enactment.
    Sponsor: Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] (introduced 2/17/2005) 
Cosponsors (83)
    Latest Major Action: 4/4/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.
    100. [109th] H.R. 937: To direct the Architect of the 
Capitol to enter into a contract to revise the statue 
commemorating women's suffrage located in the rotunda of the 
United States Capitol to include a likeness of Sojourner Truth.
    Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 2/17/
2005) Cosponsors (43)
    Latest Major Action: 2/17/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    101. [109th] H.R. 939: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to require a voter-verified paper record, to improve 
provisional balloting, to impose additional requirements under 
such Act, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [OH-11] (introduced 2/
17/2005) Cosponsors (79)
    Latest Major Action: 4/4/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
    102. [109th] H.R. 1242: To establish the American Veterans 
Congressional Internship Program.
    Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] (introduced 3/10/2005) 
Cosponsors (16)
    Latest Major Action: 3/10/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    103. [109th] H.R. 1273: To require any amounts remaining in 
a Member's Representational Allowance at the end of a fiscal 
year to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit 
reduction or to reduce the Federal debt.
    Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 3/14/2005) 
Cosponsors (11)
    Latest Major Action: 3/14/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    104. [109th] H.R. 1316: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to repeal the limit on the aggregate 
amount of campaign contributions that may be made by 
individuals during an election cycle, to repeal the limit on 
the amount of expenditures political parties may make on behalf 
of their candidates in general elections for Federal office, to 
allow State and local parties to make certain expenditures 
using nonfederal funds, to restore certain rights to exempt 
organizations under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and for 
other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] (introduced 3/15/2005) 
Cosponsors (38)
    House Reports: 109-146
    Latest Major Action: 6/22/2005 Placed on the Union 
Calendar, Calendar No. 87.
    105. [109th] H.R. 1335: To amend title 5, United States 
Code, to increase the mandatory retirement age for members of 
the Capitol Police from 57 to 60 years of age.
    Sponsor: Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] (introduced 3/16/2005) 
Cosponsors (72)
    Latest Major Action: 3/16/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    106. [109th] H.R. 1543: To enhance and improve benefits for 
members of the National Guard and Reserves who serve extended 
periods on active duty, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] (introduced 4/12/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 4/29/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st 
Century Competitiveness.
    107. [109th] H.R. 1579: To amend title 3, United States 
Code, to extend the date provided for the meeting of electors 
of the President and Vice President in the States and the date 
provided for the joint session of Congress held for the 
counting of electoral votes, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] (introduced 4/12/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 4/12/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    108. [109th] H.R. 1580: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify the requirements for the 
disclosure of identifying information within authorized 
campaign communications which are printed, to apply certain 
requirements regarding the disclosure of identifying 
information within communications made through the Internet, to 
apply certain disclosure requirements to prerecorded telephone 
calls, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] (introduced 4/12/2005) 
Cosponsors (12)
    Latest Major Action: 4/12/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    109. [109th] H.R. 1589: To improve the lives of working 
families by providing family and medical need assistance, child 
care assistance, in-school and afterschool assistance, family 
care assistance, and encouraging the establishment of family-
friendly workplaces.
    Sponsor: Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] (introduced 4/13/2005) 
Cosponsors (59)
    Latest Major Action: 5/6/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Housing 
and Community Opportunity.
    110. [109th] H.R. 1592: To establish marine and freshwater 
research, development, and demonstration programs to support 
efforts to prevent, control, and eradicate invasive species, as 
well as to educate citizens and stakeholders and restore 
ecosystems.
    Sponsor: Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] (introduced 4/13/
2005) Cosponsors (41)
    Latest Major Action: 4/20/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on 
Environment, Technology, and Standards.
    111. [109th] H.R. 1605: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the 
Internet from the definition of public communication.
    Sponsor: Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] (introduced 4/13/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 4/13/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    112. [109th] H.R. 1606: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the 
Internet from the definition of public communication.
    Sponsor: Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] (introduced 4/13/2005) 
Cosponsors (9)
    House Reports: 109-389
    Latest Major Action: 11/2/2005 Failed of passage/not agreed 
to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and pass 
the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 225--182 
(Roll no. 559).
    113. [109th] H.R. 1647: To require that general Federal 
elections be held during the first consecutive Saturday and 
Sunday in November, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] (introduced 4/14/
2005) Cosponsors (11)
    Latest Major Action: 4/14/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    114. [109th] H.R. 1667: To amend the Family and Medical 
Leave Act of 1993 and title 5, United States Code, to provide 
entitlement to leave to eligible employees whose spouse, son, 
daughter, or parent is a member of the Armed Forces who is 
serving on active duty in support of a contingency operation or 
who is notified of an impending call or order to active duty in 
support of a contingency operation, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Udall, Tom [NM-3] (introduced 4/14/2005) 
Cosponsors (14)
    Latest Major Action: 5/9/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections.
    115. [109th] H.R. 1835: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to allow all eligible voters to vote by mail in Federal 
elections.
    Sponsor: Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] (introduced 4/26/2005) 
Cosponsors (15)
    Latest Major Action: 4/26/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    116. [109th] H.R. 1902: To provide for paid sick leave to 
ensure that Americans can address their own health needs and 
the health needs of their families.
    Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 4/27/2005) 
Cosponsors (71)
    Latest Major Action: 5/17/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections.
    117. [109th] H.R. 1980: To provide that pay for Members of 
Congress be reduced following any fiscal year in which there is 
a Federal deficit.
    Sponsor: Rep Deal, Nathan [GA-10] (introduced 4/28/2005) 
Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 4/28/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    118. [109th] H.R. 1993: To amend the Family and Medical 
Leave Act of 1993 and title 5, United States Code, to allow 
leave for individuals who provide living organ donations.
    Sponsor: Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] (introduced 4/28/2005) 
Cosponsors (23)
    Latest Major Action: 5/20/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections.
    119. [109th] H.R. 2104: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to permit local jurisdictions within a State to conduct 
early voting in elections for Federal office held in such 
jurisdictions, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 5/4/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 5/4/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    120. [109th] H.R. 2134: To establish the Commission to 
Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of American 
Latino Heritage to develop a plan of action for the 
establishment and maintenance of a National Museum of American 
Latino Heritage in Washington, DC, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Becerra, Xavier [CA-31] (introduced 5/5/2005) 
Cosponsors (113)
    House Reports: 109-584 Part 1, 109-584 Part 2
    Latest Major Action: 9/28/2006 Received in the Senate.
    121. [109th] H.R. 2204: To amend the Internal Revenue Code 
of 1986 to impose penalties for the failure of 527 
organizations to comply with disclosure requirements.
    Sponsor: Rep Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [FL-22] (introduced 5/5/
2005) Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 5/5/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in 
addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.
    122. [109th] H.R. 2250: To require the Attorney General to 
investigate allegations of violations of Federal criminal law 
regarding elections not later than 30 days after receiving the 
allegation, to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to 
establish standards for the distribution of voter registration 
application forms and the handling of absentee ballots, to 
require individuals to produce photo identification as a 
condition of registering to vote or voting in elections for 
Federal office, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Green, Mark [WI-8] (introduced 5/11/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 7/1/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
    123. [109th] H.R. 2517: To amend chapters 83 and 84 of 
title 5, United States Code, to provide for the indexation of 
deferred annuities; to provide that a survivor annuity be 
provided to the widow or widower of a former employee who dies 
after separating from Government service with title to a 
deferred annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System but 
before establishing a valid claim therefor, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] (introduced 5/19/
2005) Cosponsors (19)
    Latest Major Action: 5/19/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on Government Reform, and in 
addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.
    124. [109th] H.R. 2690: To provide that a State may use a 
proportional voting system for multiseat congressional 
districts, to require the use of instant runoff voting in 
certain elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep McKinney, Cynthia A. [GA-4] (introduced 5/26/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 7/1/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the 
Constitution.
    125. [109th] H.R. 2753: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for public funding for House of 
Representatives elections, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] (introduced 6/7/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 6/7/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    126. [109th] H.R. 2778: To amend the National Voter 
Registration Act of 1993 to permit a voting registrar to remove 
an individual from the official list of registered voters for 
elections for Federal office on the ground that the individual 
no longer resides in the registrar's jurisdiction if the 
individual fails to vote in any election held during 2 
consecutive Federal election cycles, the registrar sends a 
notice to the individual at the end of the second cycle, and 
the individual fails to respond to the notice within 60 days.
    Sponsor: Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] (introduced 6/7/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 6/7/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    127. [109th] H.R. 3071: To permit the individuals currently 
serving as Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors, and 
General Counsel of the Office of Compliance to serve one 
additional term.
    Sponsor: Rep Ney, Robert W. [OH-18] (introduced 6/27/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-38 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    128. [109th] H.R. 3094: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to improve the fairness and accuracy of voter 
registration in elections for Federal office, establish a 
uniform standard for the treatment of provisional ballots cast 
at an incorrect polling place, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] (introduced 6/28/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 6/28/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    129. [109th] H.R. 3099: To reform the financing of Federal 
elections, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] (introduced 6/28/2005) 
Cosponsors (40)
    Latest Major Action: 7/29/2005 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on 
Telecommunications and the Internet, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Chairman.
    130. [109th] H.R. 3121: To amend title 39, United States 
Code, to prevent certain types of mail matter from being sent 
by a Member of the House of Representatives as part of a mass 
mailing.
    Sponsor: Rep LaHood, Ray [IL-18] (introduced 6/29/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 6/29/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    131. [109th] H.R. 3163: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to delay for 48 months the deadlines by which States 
must comply with the election administration requirements of 
title III of such Act, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [VA-5] (introduced 6/30/
2005) Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 6/30/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    132. [109th] H.R. 3557: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to require States to permit individuals to register to 
vote at polling places on the date of an election, to cast 
ballots at designated polling places prior to the date of an 
election, and to obtain absentee ballots for an election for 
any reason, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] (introduced 7/28/
2005) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 10/12/2005 
Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the 
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
    133. [109th] H.R. 3619: To permit each State to provide a 
statue of an individual representing that State to be displayed 
in the Capitol Visitor Center, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] (introduced 7/29/
2005) Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 7/29/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    134. [109th] H.R. 3734: To extend to individuals evacuated 
from their residences as a result of Hurricane Katrina the 
right to use the absentee balloting and registration procedures 
available to military and overseas voters under the Uniformed 
and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Davis, Artur [AL-7] (introduced 9/13/2005) 
Cosponsors (41)
    Latest Major Action: 9/13/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    135. [109th] H.R. 3910: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to require individuals to present a government-issued 
photo identification as a condition of voting in elections for 
Federal office, to prohibit any individual from tabulating 
votes in an election for Federal office unless the individual 
has been subject to a criminal background check, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Feeney, Tom [FL-24] (introduced 9/27/2005) 
Cosponsors (10)
    Latest Major Action: 9/27/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    136. [109th] H.R. 3960: To amend chapters 95 and 96 of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate taxpayer financing 
of presidential election campaigns.
    Sponsor: Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] (introduced 9/29/
2005) Cosponsors (25)
    Latest Major Action: 9/29/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in 
addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.
    137. [109th] H.R. 3979: To suspend temporarily the 
provisions of title 5, United States Code, relating to the 
mandatory separation of members of the Capitol Police by reason 
of age or years of service.
    Sponsor: Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] (introduced 10/6/2005) 
Cosponsors (6)
    Latest Major Action: 10/6/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    138. [109th] H.R. 4021: To permit statues honoring citizens 
of the District of Columbia to be placed in Statuary Hall in 
the same manner as statues honoring citizens of the States are 
placed in Statuary Hall, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 10/7/
2005) Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 10/7/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    139. [109th] H.R. 4047: To amend the Legislative 
Reorganization Act of 1946 to reduce the rate of pay, and to 
eliminate automatic pay adjustments, for Members of Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] (introduced 10/7/2005) 
Cosponsors (34)
    Latest Major Action: 10/7/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    140. [109th] H.R. 4070: To permit each of the territories 
of the United States to provide and furnish a statue honoring a 
citizen of the territory to be placed in Statuary Hall in the 
same manner as statues honoring citizens of the States are 
placed in Statuary Hall.
    Sponsor: Rep Faleomavaega, Eni F.H. [AS] (introduced 10/18/
2005) Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: 10/18/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    141. [109th] H.R. 4113: To provide for a reduction in pay 
for Members of Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Hayes, Robin [NC-8] (introduced 10/20/2005) 
Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: 10/20/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on House 
Administration, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
    142. [109th] H.R. 4134: To provide that rates of pay for 
Members of Congress shall not be increased as a result of any 
adjustment otherwise scheduled to take effect in fiscal year 
2006.
    Sponsor: Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] (introduced 10/25/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 10/25/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on House 
Administration, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
    143. [109th] H.R. 4140: To direct the Election Assistance 
Commission to make grants to States to restore and replace 
election administration supplies, materials, and equipment 
which were damaged as a result of Hurricane Katrina or 
Hurricane Rita.
    Sponsor: Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [CA-37] 
(introduced 10/25/2005) Cosponsors (39)
    Latest Major Action: 10/25/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    144. [109th] H.R. 4141: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to permit individuals to use a national write-in 
absentee ballot to cast votes in elections for Federal office, 
and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [CA-37] 
(introduced 10/25/2005) Cosponsors (9)
    Latest Major Action: 10/25/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    145. [109th] H.R. 4145: To direct the Joint Committee on 
the Library to obtain a statue of Rosa Parks and to place the 
statue in the United States Capitol in National Statuary Hall, 
and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] (introduced 10/
26/2005) Cosponsors (220)
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-116 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    146. [109th] H.R. 4180: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to require communications which consist of 
prerecorded telephone calls to meet the disclosure and 
disclaimer requirements applicable to general public campaign 
communications transmitted through radio, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] (introduced 10/28/2005) 
Cosponsors (6)
    Latest Major Action: 10/28/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    147. [109th] H.R. 4194: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the 
Internet from treatment as public communications for purposes 
of such Act.
    Sponsor: Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] (introduced 11/1/
2005) Cosponsors (18)
    Latest Major Action: 11/1/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    148. [109th] H.R. 4225: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to require States to keep confidential the addresses of 
victims of domestic violence which are included in the State's 
computerized Statewide voter registration list, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 11/3/2005) 
Cosponsors (16)
    Latest Major Action: 11/3/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    149. [109th] H.R. 4389: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to exempt news stories, commentaries, and 
editorials distributed through the Internet from treatment as 
expenditures or electioneering communications under such Act, 
and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Miller, Brad [NC-13] (introduced 11/18/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 11/18/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    150. [109th] H.R. 4416: To reauthorize permanently the use 
of penalty and franked mail in efforts relating to the location 
and recovery of missing children.
    Sponsor: Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [CA-37] 
(introduced 11/18/2005) Cosponsors (70)
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-426 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    151. [109th] H.R. 4446: To establish a uniform appointment 
process and term of service for the Architect of the Capitol, 
the Comptroller General, and the Librarian of Congress, to 
prohibit the annual amount of payment of compensation to such 
officers to exceed the annual salary of a Member of Congress, 
and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep LaHood, Ray [IL-18] (introduced 12/6/2005) 
Cosponsors (8)
    Latest Major Action: 12/6/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    152. [109th] H.R. 4462: To amend the National Voter 
Registration Act of 1993 to require an individual to provide 
proof that the individual is a citizen of the United States as 
a condition of registering to vote in elections for Federal 
office, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] (introduced 12/7/2005) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 12/7/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    153. [109th] H.R. 4475: To direct the Architect of the 
Capitol to enter into a contract to revise the statue 
commemorating women's suffrage located in the rotunda of the 
United States Capitol to include a likeness of Sojourner Truth.
    Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 12/8/
2005) Cosponsors (15)
    Latest Major Action: 12/8/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    154. [109th] H.R. 4494: To repeal the provision of law that 
provides automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] (introduced 12/8/
2005) Cosponsors (6)
    Latest Major Action: 12/8/2005 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    155. [109th] H.R. 4510: To direct the Joint Committee on 
the Library to accept the donation of a bust depicting 
Sojourner Truth and to display the bust in a suitable location 
in the rotunda of the Capitol.
    Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 12/13/
2005) Cosponsors (232)
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-427 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    156. [109th] H.R. 4518: To amend title 5, United States 
Code, to deny Federal retirement benefits to Government 
officials convicted of certain crimes; to amend title 18, 
United States Code, to increase the penalties for certain 
corruption-related offenses; and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 12/13/
2005) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2006 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
    157. [109th] H.R. 4524: To amend title 5, United States 
Code, to provide that if a Member of Congress is convicted of a 
felony, such Member shall not be eligible for retirement 
benefits, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] (introduced 12/
14/2005) Cosponsors (8)
    Latest Major Action: 12/14/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on House 
Administration, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
    158. [109th] H.R. 4535: To amend title 5, United States 
Code, to provide that if a Member of Congress is convicted of a 
felony, such Member shall not be eligible for retirement 
benefits based on that individual's service as a Member, and 
for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] (introduced 12/14/
2005) Cosponsors (38)
    Latest Major Action: 12/14/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on House 
Administration, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
    159. [109th] H.R. 4546: To amend title 5, United States 
Code, to deny Federal retirement benefits to individuals 
convicted of certain offenses, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Shadegg, John B. [AZ-3] (introduced 12/14/
2005) Cosponsors (57)
    Latest Major Action: 12/14/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on House 
Administration, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
    160. [109th] H.R. 4655: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to require political committees which are 
associated but not affiliated with a Federal candidate or 
officeholder to include in the statements of organization and 
the reports such committees file with the Federal Election 
Commission the identification of each candidate or officeholder 
with which the committee is associated, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] (introduced 1/31/
2006) Cosponsors (7)
    Latest Major Action: 1/31/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    161. [109th] H.R. 4664: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to reduce certain contribution limits 
under such Act.
    Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] (introduced 1/31/
2006) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 1/31/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    162. [109th] H.R. 4666: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to extend until November 2006 the deadline by which 
States which received payments under such Act for the 
replacement of punch card or lever voting systems must ensure 
that all such systems are replaced.
    Sponsor: Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] (introduced 1/
31/2006) Cosponsors (24)
    Latest Major Action: 1/31/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    163. [109th] H.R. 4669: To amend the Ethics in Government 
Act of 1978 to require Members and staff of the House of 
Representatives to verify their compliance with the gift rule.
    Sponsor: Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] (introduced 1/31/2006) 
Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: 1/31/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    164. [109th] H.R. 4682: To provide more rigorous 
requirements with respect to disclosure and enforcement of 
ethics and lobbying laws and regulations, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Pelosi, Nancy [CA-8] (introduced 2/1/2006) 
Cosponsors (162)
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in 
addition to the Committees on Rules, Government Reform, 
Standards of Official Conduct, Armed Services, and House 
Administration, 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.
    165. [109th] H.R. 4692: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit contributions and expenditures 
by multicandidate political committees controlled by foreign-
owned corporations, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] (introduced 2/1/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred 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.
    166. [109th] H.R. 4694: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for expenditure limitations and 
public financing for House of Representatives general 
elections, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Obey, David R. [WI-7] (introduced 2/1/2006) 
Cosponsors (9)
    Latest Major Action: 2/1/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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.
    167. [109th] H.R. 4696: To make certain reforms in 
lobbying, ethics, and campaign finance laws, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] (introduced 2/1/2006) 
Cosponsors (4)
    Latest Major Action: 2/9/2006 House committee/subcommittee 
actions. Status: Executive Comment Requested from Interior.
    168. [109th] H.R. 4738: To establish a commission to 
strengthen confidence in Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Udall, Mark [CO-2] (introduced 2/8/2006) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/8/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    169. [109th] H.R. 4759: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of campaigns for 
election for Federal office.
    Sponsor: Rep Doolittle, John T. [CA-4] (introduced 2/15/
2006) Cosponsors (16)
    Latest Major Action: 2/15/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred 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.
    170. [109th] H.R. 4799: To establish the Office of Public 
Integrity as an independent office within the legislative 
branch of the Government, to reduce the duties of the Committee 
on Standards of Official Conduct of the House of 
Representatives and the Select Committee on Ethics of the 
Senate, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] (introduced 2/16/
2006) Cosponsors (9)
    Latest Major Action: 2/16/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committees on Rules, 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.
    171. [109th] H.R. 4819: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit nonparty multicandidate 
political committees from making contributions in support of 
campaigns for election for Federal office, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Leach, James A. [IA-2] (introduced 2/28/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 2/28/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    172. [109th] H.R. 4844: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to require each individual who desires to vote in an 
election for Federal office to provide the appropriate election 
official with a government-issued photo identification, and for 
other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Hyde, Henry J. [IL-6] (introduced 3/2/2006) 
Cosponsors (11)
    House Reports: 109-666
    Latest Major Action: 11/13/2006 Referred to Senate 
committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.
    173. [109th] H.R. 4865: To require every Senator and 
Representative in, and Delegate and Resident Commissioner to, 
the Congress to obtain copies of the Constitution of the United 
States of America and distribute them to their staff and 
require that they all read such document.
    Sponsor: Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] (introduced 3/2/
2006) Cosponsors (5)
    Latest Major Action: 3/2/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    174. [109th] H.R. 4900: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude certain communications made 
over the Internet from certain requirements of such Act, and 
for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Allen, Thomas H. [ME-1] (introduced 3/8/2006) 
Cosponsors (6)
    Latest Major Action: 3/8/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    175. [109th] H.R. 4920: To amend the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to reform the ethics process, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] (introduced 3/9/2006) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 3/9/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in 
addition to the Committees on House Administration, and 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.
    176. [109th] H.R. 4948: To abolish the Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct in the House of Representatives, 
establish an Independent Ethics Commission, and provide for the 
transfer of the duties and functions of the committee to the 
Commission.
    Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] (introduced 3/14/2006) 
Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: 3/14/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committees on Rules, 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.
    177. [109th] H.R. 4967: To amend the Ethics in Government 
Act of 1978 and the Rules of the House of Representatives to 
strengthen financial disclosures and to require 
precertification of privately-funded travel, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep King, Steve [IA-5] (introduced 3/15/2006) 
Cosponsors (4)
    Latest Major Action: 3/15/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, 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.
    178. [109th] H.R. 4971: To amend title 5, United States 
Code, to exempt certain individuals under the Civil Service 
Retirement System from the requirement to pay interest on the 
repayment of amounts received as refunds of retirement 
contributions as a condition of receiving credit under such 
System for the service covered by the refund.
    Sponsor: Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] (introduced 3/15/
2006) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 3/15/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on Government Reform, and in 
addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.
    179. [109th] H.R. 4975: To provide greater transparency 
with respect to lobbying activities, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Dreier, David [CA-26] (introduced 3/16/2006) 
Cosponsors (15)
    House Reports: 109-439 Part 1, 109-439 Part 2, 109-439 Part 
3, 109-439 Part 4
    Latest Major Action: 5/3/2006 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 217-213 (Roll no. 
119).
    Note: H.R. 4975, as passed House, was inserted in S. 2349 
and S. 2349 as amended was sent to the Senate. Pursuant to H. 
RES. 783, the text of H.R. 513, as passed House, was appended 
to H.R. 4975. See S. 2349 for further action on H.R. 4975 and 
H.R. 513.
    180. [109th] H.R. 4989: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to clarify the treatment of provisional ballots cast in 
elections for Federal office, to ensure that polling places are 
adequately staffed and have sufficient equipment, to direct 
States to issue durable voter registration cards to each 
individual who registers to vote in elections for Federal 
office in the State, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] (introduced 3/16/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 3/16/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    181. [109th] H.R. 5015: To prohibit securities trading 
based on nonpublic information relating to Congress, and to 
require additional reporting by Members and employees of 
Congress of securities transaction, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] (introduced 3/28/2006) 
Cosponsors (14)
    Latest Major Action: 3/28/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in 
addition to the Committees on House Administration, the 
Judiciary, 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.
    182. [109th] H.R. 5065: To provide for the issuance of a 
semipostal in order to afford a convenient means by which 
members of the public may contribute towards the acquisition of 
works of art to honor female pioneers in Government service.
    Sponsor: Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] (introduced 3/30/2006) 
Cosponsors (22)
    Latest Major Action: 3/30/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on Government Reform, and in 
addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.
    183. [109th] H.R. 5100: To establish a collaborative 
program to protect the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] (introduced 4/5/2006) 
Cosponsors (59)
    Latest Major Action: 4/19/2006 House committee/subcommittee 
actions. Status: Executive Comment Requested from Commerce.
    184. [109th] H.R. 5281: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to provide matching funds for candidates 
in elections for the House of Representatives, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Leach, James A. [IA-2] (introduced 5/3/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 5/3/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    185. [109th] H.R. 5328: To grant certain Library of 
Congress employees the same competitive status for appointment 
granted to certain employees of the judicial branch, and to 
extend to displaced Library employees the same career-
transition assistance extended to employees of the executive 
branch.
    Sponsor: Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [CA-37] 
(introduced 5/9/2006) Cosponsors (43)
    Latest Major Action: 5/9/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    186. [109th] H.R. 5338: To prohibit the use of amounts in a 
Members' Representational Allowance to provide any vehicle 
which does not use alternative fuels.
    Sponsor: Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] (introduced 5/10/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 5/10/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    187. [109th] H.R. 5364: To amend the Family and Medical 
Leave Act of 1993 to eliminate an hours of service requirement 
for benefits under that Act.
    Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] (introduced 5/11/2006) 
Cosponsors (25)
    Latest Major Action: 6/2/2006 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections.
    188. [109th] H.R. 5374: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to ban soft money, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Linder, John [GA-7] (introduced 5/11/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 5/11/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    189. [109th] H.R. 5419: To direct the Architect of the 
Capitol to fly the flag of a State over the Capitol each year 
on the anniversary of the date of the State's admission to the 
Union.
    Sponsor: Rep Lungren, Daniel E. [CA-3] (introduced 5/18/
2006) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 5/18/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    190. [109th] H.R. 5562: To direct the Joint Committee on 
the Library to obtain a statue of Constantino Brumidi for 
display in the Capitol Visitor Center.
    Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Michael [FL-9] (introduced 6/8/
2006) Cosponsors (36)
    Latest Major Action: 6/8/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    191. [109th] H.R. 5623: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the conversion of leadership 
PAC funds to personal use.
    Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] (introduced 6/15/
2006) Cosponsors (4)
    Latest Major Action: 6/15/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    192. [109th] H.R. 5625: To amend the Family and Medical 
Leave Act of 1993 to expand the scope of the Act, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] (introduced 6/15/
2006) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 9/19/2006 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections.
    193. [109th] H.R. 5676: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to replace the Federal Election Commission 
with the Federal Election Administration, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] (introduced 6/22/
2006) Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 6/22/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    194. [109th] H.R. 5677: To provide for ethics and lobbying 
reform.
    Sponsor: Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] (introduced 6/22/
2006) Cosponsors (4)
    Latest Major Action: 6/22/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in 
addition to the Committees on House Administration, and 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.
    195. [109th] H.R. 5759: To amend the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002 to establish a Directorate of Emergency Management, to 
prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the Directorate, to codify 
certain existing functions of the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Harris, Katherine [FL-13] (introduced 7/11/
2006) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 8/1/2006 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, 
for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.
    196. [109th] H.R. 5776: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to establish standards for the distribution of voter 
registration application forms, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] (introduced 7/12/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 7/12/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    197. [109th] H.R. 5777: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to prohibit a State receiving payments under such Act 
from using the payments for public communications which promote 
or oppose a candidate for public office or political party.
    Sponsor: Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] (introduced 7/12/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 7/12/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    198. [109th] H.R. 5829: To direct the Librarian of Congress 
and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to carry out a 
joint project at the Library of Congress and the National 
Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video 
and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of 
individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement, and 
for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] (introduced 7/18/
2006) Cosponsors (14)
    Latest Major Action: 7/18/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    199. [109th] H.R. 5839: To amend the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the establishment of 
leadership political action committees, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Hefley, Joel [CO-5] (introduced 7/19/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 7/19/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    200. [109th] H.R. 5905: To amend the Internal Revenue Code 
of 1986 to reform the system of public financing for 
Presidential elections, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Meehan, Martin T. [MA-5] (introduced 7/26/
2006) Cosponsors (5)
    Latest Major Action: 7/26/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, fora 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.
    201. [109th] H.R. 5913: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to require an individual to provide proof that the 
individual is a citizen of the United States and to present a 
government-issued photo identification as a condition of 
casting a ballot in an election for Federal office, and for 
other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Tancredo, Thomas G. [CO-6] (introduced 7/26/
2006) Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 7/27/2006 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways, 
Transit and Pipelines.
    202. [109th] H.R. 5965: To strengthen national security and 
promote energy independence by reducing the Nation's reliance 
on foreign oil, improving vehicle technology and efficiency, 
increasing the distribution of alternative fuels, bolstering 
rail infrastructure, and expanding access to public transit.
    Sponsor: Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] (introduced 7/28/2006) 
Cosponsors (129)
    Latest Major Action: 8/17/2006 Referred to House 
subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on 
Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities.
    203. [109th] H.R. 6172: To amend title 5, United States 
Code, to deny retirement benefits to any Member of Congress 
convicted of a criminal offense involving abuse of the public 
trust.
    Sponsor: Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] (introduced 9/25/
2006) Cosponsors (24)
    Latest Major Action: 9/25/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    204. [109th] H.R. 6187: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to reimburse jurisdictions for amounts paid or incurred 
in preparing, producing, and using contingency paper ballots in 
the November 7, 2006, Federal general election.
    Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] (introduced 9/26/2006) 
Cosponsors (31)
    Latest Major Action: 9/26/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    205. [109th] H.R. 6200: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to require States to conduct Presidential elections 
using paper ballots and to count those ballots by hand, and for 
other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] (introduced 9/27/
2006) Cosponsors (20)
    Latest Major Action: 9/27/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and 
in addition to the Committee on 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.
    206. [109th] H.R. 6216: To establish the Daniel Webster 
Congressional Fellowship Program for qualified graduates of law 
schools to serve in temporary positions in offices of the House 
of Representatives and Senate, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Lungren, Daniel E. [CA-3] (introduced 9/27/
2006) Cosponsors (8)
    Latest Major Action: 9/27/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    207. [109th] H.R. 6265: To create a commission to develop a 
plan for establishing a Museum of Ideas.
    Sponsor: Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] (introduced 9/29/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 9/29/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the Committee on Resources, and in addition 
to the Committee on House Administration, 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.
    208. [109th] H.R. 6335: To prohibit the use of Federal 
funds for official travel after Election Day of members of 
Congress who will not serve as members during the next 
Congress.
    Sponsor: Rep Stupak, Bart [MI-1] (introduced 11/15/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 11/15/2006 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    209. [109th] H.R. 6363: To provide for an additional 
requirements payment under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to 
ensure that Puerto Rico is treated in the same manner as other 
States for purposes of determining the amount of the 
requirements payment made under such Act, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Fortuno, Luis G. [PR] (introduced 12/5/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 12/5/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    210. [109th] H.R. 6404: To remove information on salaries 
paid to employees of the House of Representatives from the 
public reports on disbursements of the House, and for other 
purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Wicker, Roger F. [MS-1] (introduced 12/6/2006) 
Cosponsors (4)
    Latest Major Action: 12/6/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    211. [109th] H.R. 6414: To amend the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002 to establish standards for the open and accurate 
tabulation of votes and aggregation of vote counts in elections 
for Federal office, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] (introduced 12/7/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 12/7/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    212. [109th] S. CON. RES. 61: A concurrent resolution to 
authorizing the remains of Rosa Parks to lie in honor in the 
rotunda of the Capitol.
    Sponsor: Sen Frist, William H. [TN] (introduced 10/27/2005) 
Cosponsors (28)
    Latest Major Action: 10/28/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without 
objection.
    213. [109th] S. CON. RES. 62: A concurrent resolution 
directing the Joint Committee on the Library to procure a 
statue of Rosa Parks for placement in the Capitol.
    Sponsor: Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] (introduced 11/8/2005) 
Cosponsors (46)
    Latest Major Action: 11/16/2005 Referred to House 
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    214. [109th] S. CON. RES. 108: A concurrent resolution to 
authorize the printing of a revised edition of a pocket version 
of the United States Constitution and other publications.
    Sponsor: Sen Lott, Trent [MS] (introduced 7/12/2006) 
Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 7/18/2006 Passed/agreed to in House. 
Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without 
objection.
    215. [109th] S.J. RES. 40: A joint resolution authorizing 
the printing and binding of a supplement to, and revised 
edition of, Senate Procedure.
    Sponsor: Sen Frist, William H. [TN] (introduced 6/29/2006) 
Cosponsors (3)
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-244 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    216. [109th] S. 167: A bill to provide for the protection 
of intellectual property rights, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 1/25/2005) 
Cosponsors (4)
    House Reports: 109-33 Part 1
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-9 [GPO: 
Text, PDF]
    217. [109th] S. 2166: A bill to direct the Election 
Assistance Commission to make grants to States to restore and 
replace election administration supplies, materials, records, 
equipment, and technology which were damaged, destroyed, or 
dislocated as a result of Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita.
    Sponsor: Sen Lott, Trent [MS] (introduced 12/21/2005) 
Cosponsors (1)
    Latest Major Action: 2/14/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.
    218. [109th] S. 2918: A bill to provide access to 
newspapers for blind or other persons with disabilities.
    Sponsor: Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] (introduced 5/19/
2006) Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: 7/12/2006 Referred to House committee. 
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House 
Administration.