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432 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-1308
To authorize the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to modify screening requirements for checked baggage arriving from preclearance airports, and for other purposes.
To require quarterly reports on agency conferences and meetings, and for other purposes.
To express the sense of the Congress that the United States should not adopt any treaty that poses a threat to national sovereignty or abridges any rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution, such as the right to keep and bear arms, and to withhold funding from the United Nations unless the President certifies that the United Nations has not taken action to restrict, attempt to restrict, or otherwise adversely infringe upon the rights of individuals in the United States to keep and bear arms, or abridge any of the other constitutionally protected rights of citizens of the United States.
To amend the Small Business Act with respect to small business concern size standards, and for other purposes.
To repeal the proposed rule of the Agricultural Marketing Service relating to the establishment of a Christmas tree promotion, research, and information program and the assessment of fees to fund such program.
To amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act to deregulate the Federal milk marketing order program, to publish competitive milk price survey data, and for other purposes.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the indexing of certain assets for purposes of determining gain or loss.
To restrict funds for the Palestinian Authority, and for other purposes.
To withhold United States contributions to the United Nations until the United Nations formally retracts the final report of the "United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict".
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
Supporting Israel's right to annex Judea and Samaria in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.
To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation and to eliminate the phase-in period under current law with respect to such concurrent receipt.
To provide for implementation of the National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.
To increase the long-term fiscal accountability of direct spending legislation.
To prohibit universal service support of commercial mobile service through the Lifeline program.
To allow a State to combine certain funds and enter into a performance agreement with the Secretary of Education to improve the academic achievement of students.
To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from providing grants or any funds to a State, county, town, or township, Indian tribe, municipal or other local government to be used for any program to check helmet usage or create checkpoints for a motorcycle driver or passenger.
To preempt regulation of, action relating to, or consideration of greenhouse gases under Federal and common law on enactment of a Federal policy to mitigate climate change.
To confirm full ownership rights for certain United States astronauts to artifacts from the astronauts' space missions.
To establish an air travelers' bill of rights, to implement those rights, and for other purposes.
To repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in the national school lunch and school breakfast programs, and for other purposes.
Expressing support for the designation of a "Small Business Saturday" and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses.
To prohibit Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from purchasing, the FHA from insuring, and the Department of Veterans Affairs from guaranteeing, making, or insuring, a mortgage that is secured by a residence or residential structure located in a county in which the State has used the power of eminent domain to take a residential mortgage.
Condemning President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran for addressing the United Nations on Yom Kippur.
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to subject the pay of the President, the Vice President, and Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to any sequestration order for fiscal year 2013.
To amend title 18, United States Code, to require Federal Prison Industries to compete for its contracts minimizing its unfair competition with private sector firms and their non-inmate workers and empowering Federal agencies to get the best value for taxpayers' dollars, to provide a five-year period during which Federal Prison Industries adjusts to obtaining inmate work opportunities through other than its mandatory source status, to enhance inmate access to remedial and vocational opportunities and other rehabilitative opportunities to better prepare inmates for a successful return to society, to authorize alternative inmate work opportunities in support of non-profit organizations and other public service programs, and for other purposes.
To repeal the renewable fuel program of the Environmental Protection Agency.
To repeal the authority to provide certain loans to the International Monetary Fund, the increase in the United States quota in that Fund, and certain other authorities, and to rescind related appropriations.
To repeal certain tax increases enacted as part of health care reform.
To provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran's growing presence and hostile activity in the Western Hemisphere, and for other purposes.
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of Family Assistance of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services relating to waiver and expenditure authority under section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315) with respect to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase transparency in Federal budgeting, and for other purposes.
To repeal the CLASS program.
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for administrative leave requirements with respect to Senior Executive Service employees, and for other purposes.
To promote the development of meaningful treatments for patients.
To establish a smart card pilot program under the Medicare program.
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Small Business Act to expand the availability of employee stock ownership plans in S corporations, and for other purposes.
To amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
To deauthorize appropriation of funds to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Recognizing that the religious freedom and human rights violations of Kashmiri Pandits has been ongoing since 1989.
Expressing the sense of the Congress that tax-exempt fraternal benefit societies have historically and continue to provide critical benefits to Americans and United States communities.
To direct the Secretary of Commerce, in coordination with the heads of other relevant Federal departments and agencies, to produce a report on enhancing the competitiveness of the United States in attracting foreign direct investment, and for other purposes.
To direct the Secretary of State to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force as a foreign terrorist organization, and for other purposes.
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to clarify provisions relating to the regulation of municipal advisors, and for other purposes.
To provide consumer relief for artificially high gas prices, and for other purposes.
To repeal the sugar price support program and marketing allotments for sugar, and for other purposes.
To reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers, and for other purposes.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the alternative tax liability limitation for small property and casualty insurance companies.
To amend part Q of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize grant funds to be used for the Troops-to-Cops Program.
To recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to relocate to Jerusalem the United States Embassy in Israel, and for other purposes.
To strengthen implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005, and for other purposes.
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.
To reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, modernize firearms laws and regulations, protect the community from criminals, and for other purposes.
To impose sanctions on persons responsible for the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, and for other gross violations of human rights in the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
To recognize a primary measure of national unemployment for purposes of the Federal Government.
To rescind $45 billion of unobligated discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes.
To amend the Clean Air Act with respect to exceptional event demonstrations, and for other purposes.
To provide that Members of Congress may not receive pay after October 1 of any fiscal year in which Congress has not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget and passed the regular appropriations bills.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate certain energy tax subsidies and lower the corporate income tax rate.
To empower States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs, and for other purposes.
To provide information on total spending on means-tested welfare programs, to provide additional work requirements, and to provide an overall spending limit on means-tested welfare programs.
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
To amend title 5, United States Code, to restore to Members of the House of Representatives an election to decline coverage under the Federal Employees' Retirement System.
To require the President to provide a report detailing the sequester required by the Budget Control Act of 2011 on January 2, 2013.
To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to limit assistance to the Palestinian Authority.
To state that nothing in the Authorization for Use of Military Force or the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 shall be construed to deny the availability of the writ of habeas corpus for any person who is detained in the United States pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution.
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to improve the functioning and transparency of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.
To amend the Social Security Act to replace the Medicaid program and the Children's Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States, and for other purposes.
To direct the head of each Federal department and agency to treat relevant military training as sufficient to satisfy training or certification requirements for Federal licenses.
To amend the Small Business Act to consolidate and revise provisions relating to contract bundling, and for other purposes.
To require the Under Secretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security to contract with an independent laboratory to study the health effects of backscatter x-ray machines used at airline checkpoints operated by the Transportation Security Administration and provide improved notice to airline passengers.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain tax increases.
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to cap the level of Federal spending at $949 billion for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2021, and for other purposes.
To amend the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to impose a daily reduction in the rates of pay for Members of Congress if Congress fails to agree to a concurrent resolution on the budget.
To prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from requiring that employers provide to the Board or to a labor organization the telephone number or email address of any employee.
To amend the Small Business Act with respect to mentor-protege programs, and for other purposes.
To amend the Small Business Act with respect to procurement center representatives and acquisition planning, and for other purposes.
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to clarify that all veterans programs are exempt from sequestration.
To amend the Small Business Act with respect to subcontracting and insourcing, and for other purposes.
To amend title 31, United States Code, to eliminate the requirement that the President submit a budget to the Congress each year, and for other purposes.
To amend title 49, United States Code, to require certain air carriers and their agents and ticket agents to disclose certain costs and fees.
To amend the Small Business Act with respect to Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and for other purposes.
To amend the Small Business Act with respect to goals for procurement contracts awarded to small business concerns, and for other purposes.
To approve the Keystone XL pipeline project permit.
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with health care providers to improve access to health care for veterans who have difficulty receiving treatment at a health care facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
To direct the Secretary of State to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, and for other purposes.
To amend the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to specifically state that United States citizens may not be detained against their will without all the rights of due process afforded to citizens in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution of the United States.
To require the Transportation Security Administration to comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to repeal the authority to make performance-based bonus payments to States.
To direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to prohibit certain employees of the Transportation Security Administration from using the title of "officer" and from wearing uniforms and carrying badges resembling those of law enforcement officers.
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the termination of further retirement benefits for Members of Congress, except the right to continue participating in the Thrift Savings Plan, and for other purposes.
To provide for certain oversight and approval on any decisions to close National Monument land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management to recreational shooting, and for other purposes.
To spur economic growth and create jobs.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily exclude capital gain from gross income.
To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to provide clarification regarding the applicability of exemptions relating to the transportation of agricultural commodities and farm supplies, and for other purposes.
To amend title 31, United States Code, to increase Government transparency.
To amend section 1343 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure the privacy of individually identifiable health information in connection with risk adjustment.
To provide for a moratorium on certain regulations, and for other purposes.
To allow a State to opt out of K-12 education grant programs and the requirements of those programs, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit to taxpayers in such a State, and for other purposes.
To make payments by the Department of Homeland Security to a State contingent on a State providing the Federal Bureau of Investigation with certain statistics, to require Federal agencies, departments, and courts to provide such statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation to publish such statistics.
To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms.
To prohibit the payment of death gratuities to the surviving heirs of deceased Members of Congress.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide penalty free distributions from certain retirement plans for mortgage payments with respect to a principal residence and to modify the rules governing hardship distributions.
To amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to representation hearings and the timing of elections of labor organizations under that Act.
To terminate the Economic Development Administration, and for other purposes.
To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain States.
To reduce the size of the Federal workforce through attrition, and for other purposes.
To prohibit assistance to Pakistan.
To provide for incentives to encourage health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Responsive Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 ("Superfund") to provide that manure is not considered a hazardous substance or pollutant or contaminant under that Act, and for other purposes.
To amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 to provide for regulatory impact analyses for certain rules, consideration of the least burdensome regulatory alternative, and for other purposes.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the depreciation recovery period for energy-efficient cool roof systems.
To abolish the National Labor Relations Board and to transfer its enforcement authority to the Department of Justice and its oversight of elections to the Office of Labor-Management Standards of the Department of Labor.
To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to provide for reciprocity in regard to the manner in which nonresidents of a State may carry certain concealed firearms in that State.
To provide that no agency may take any significant regulatory action until the unemployment rate is equal to or less than 7.7 percent.
To provide compensation to relatives of Foreign Service members killed in the line of duty and the relatives of United States citizens who were killed as a result of the bombing of the United States Embassy in Kenya on August 7, 1998, and for other purposes.
To promote transparency, accountability, and reform within the United Nations system, and for other purposes.
To require the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to conduct the business of the committee in a manner that is open to the public.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for equity relating to medical costs.
To require that the United States Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public, Social Security benefits, and military pay in the event that the debt limit is reached, and for other purposes.
To make the Internal Revenue Service Free File Program permanent.
To cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget.
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6310 North University Street in Peoria, Illinois, as the "Charles 'Chip' Lawrence Chan Post Office Building".
To clarify the application of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act to the Internal Revenue Service, to require the Service to convene a regulatory review panel for certain rules, and for other purposes.
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal distributions for medicine qualified only if for prescribed drug or insulin.
To suspend until January 21, 2013, certain provisions of Federal immigration law, and for other purposes.
To amend title 23, United States Code, to limit claims in connection with decisions to issue permits, licenses, and approvals for highway and public transportation capital projects, and for other purposes.
To decrease the statutory limit on the public debt.
To amend chapters 83 and 84 of title 5, United States Code, to set the age at which Members of Congress are eligible for an annuity to the same age as the retirement age under the Social Security Act.
To clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act.
To waive the requirement that existing traffic signs meet minimum retroreflectivity standards on or before the compliance dates established by the Federal Highway Administration.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a designation of tax overpayments to reduce the public debt, and for other purposes.
To amend title 5, United States Code, to deny retirement benefits accrued by an individual as a Member of Congress if such individual is convicted of certain offenses.
To prohibit funding to the United Nations Population Fund.
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State's water quality standards, and for other purposes.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve access to health care through expanded health savings accounts, and for other purposes.
To protect the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects administered by the Secretary of the Army, and for other purposes.
To repeal the Federal sugar program.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the Federal tax on fuels by the amount of any increase in the rate of tax on such fuel by the States.
To prohibit assistance to Pakistan.
To amend titles 49 and 46, United States Code, and the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain improvements in surface transportation security, and for other purposes.
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 South Morgan Street in Shelbyville, Illinois, as the "Jesse M. Donaldson Post Office".
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily provide the work opportunity tax credit for small businesses hiring unemployed individuals.
To establish a temporary prohibition against revising any national ambient air quality standard applicable to coarse particulate matter, to limit Federal regulation of nuisance dust in areas in which such dust is regulated under State, tribal, or local law, and for other purposes.
To ban the sale of certain synthetic drugs.
To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency with respect to certain sporting good articles, and to exempt those articles from a definition under that Act.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the unearned income medicare contribution.
To limit United States assistance to Egypt unless Egypt is honoring its commitments under the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
To reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes.
To achieve operational control of and improve security at the international land borders of the United States, and for other purposes.
To provide for fiscal accountability for new direct funding under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by converting its direct funding into authorizations of appropriations and by rescinding unobligated direct funding.
To direct the Secretary of State to designate as foreign terrorist organizations certain Mexican drug cartels, and for other purposes.
To delay the implementation of the health reform law in the United States until there is final resolution in pending lawsuits.
To require greater transparency concerning the criteria used to grant waivers to the job-killing health care law and to ensure that applications for such waivers are treated in a fair and consistent manner, irrespective of the applicant's political contributions or association with a labor union, a health plan provided for under a collective bargaining agreement, or another organized labor group.
To establish a term certain for the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to provide conditions for continued operation of such enterprises, and to provide for the wind down of such operations and the dissolution of such enterprises.
To amend title 11 of the United States Code to include firearms in the types of property allowable under the alternative provision for exempting property from the estate.
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to authorize the Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt a certain class of securities from such Act.
To allow seniors to file their Federal income tax on a new Form 1040SR.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase participation in medical flexible spending arrangements.
To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a process for waiver of requirements of that title where the requirement is asserted to otherwise result in a significant decrease in access to coverage or significant increase in premiums or other costs.
To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent the misuse of foreign law in Federal courts, and for other purposes.
To prohibit the use of Federal funds for a project or program named for an individual then serving as a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, or Senator of the United States Congress.
To make participation in the American Community Survey voluntary, except with respect to certain basic questions.
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate automatic increases for inflation from CBO baseline projections for discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes.
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security maintain chemical facility anti-terrorism security regulations.
To amend section 798 of title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for disclosure of classified information related to certain intelligence activities of the United States, and for other purposes.
To restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.
To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals to designate that up to 10 percent of their income tax liability be used to reduce the national debt, and to require spending reductions equal to the amounts so designated.
To rescind unobligated stimulus funds and require that such funds be used for Federal budget deficit reduction.
To establish a Commission to provide for the abolishment of Federal programs for which a public need does not exist, to periodically review the efficiency and public need for Federal programs, and for other purposes.
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits.
To prohibit the use of funds to transfer individuals detained by the United States at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and certain other enemy belligerents to the United States.
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide immunity for reports of suspected terrorist activity or suspicious behavior and response.
To reauthorize the DC opportunity scholarship program, and for other purposes.
To protect 10th Amendment rights by providing special standing for State government officials to challenge proposed regulations, and for other purposes.
To repeal limitations imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on health-related tax benefits under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and to treat high deductible health plans as qualified health plans under such Act.
To require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.
To amend the lead prohibition provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 to provide an exemption for certain off-highway vehicles, and for other purposes.
To reduce Federal spending by $2.5 trillion through fiscal year 2021.
To prevent funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 from being used for physical signage indicating that a project is funded by such Act, and for other purposes.
To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.
To repeal title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.
To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.
To prohibit the use of funds for implementation or enforcement of any Federal mandate to purchase health insurance.
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.
To repeal certain amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act with respect to lighting energy efficiency.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the deadline for income tax returns for calendar year taxpayers from the 15th of April to the first Monday in November.
To repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to update certain procedures applicable to commerce in firearms and remove certain Federal restrictions on interstate firearms transactions.
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish and implement a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plain of Alaska, and for other purposes.
To require the Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to submit quarterly reports to the Congress during the conservatorship of the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.
To require Surface Transportation Board consideration of the impacts of certain railroad transactions on local communities, and for other purposes.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the mandate that individuals purchase health insurance.
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.
Disapproving the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service relating to the health insurance premium tax credit.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation election procedures.
Disapproving the rule of the Agricultural Marketing Service of the Department of Agriculture with respect to the establishment of a Christmas tree promotion, research, and information program.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the United States government from increasing its debt except for a specific purpose by law adopted by three-fourths of the membership of each House of Congress.
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Proposing a spending limit amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve to 3 in the House of Representatives and 2 in the Senate.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give States the right to repeal Federal laws and regulations when ratified by the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring that the Federal budget be balanced.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to balance the Federal budget.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 violates article I, section 7, clause 1 of the United States Constitution because it was a "Bill for raising Revenue" that did not originate in the House of Representatives.
Disapproving of the President's appointment of four officers or employees of the United States during a period when no recess of the Congress for a period of more than three days was authorized by concurrent resolution and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that those appointments were made in violation of the Constitution.
Expressing support for designation of the first Tuesday in June as National Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.
Expressing no confidence in the Attorney General of the United States.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.
Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that rescission bills always be considered under open rules every year, and for other purposes.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Western Hemisphere should be included in the Administration's 2012 National Strategy for Counterterrorism's "Area of Focus", with specific attention on the counterterrorism threat to the homeland emanating from Iran's growing presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere, and for other purposes.
Expressing support for peaceful demonstrations and universal freedoms in Syria and condemning the human rights violations by the Assad Regime.
Expressing support for the State of Israel's right to defend Israeli sovereignty, to protect the lives and safety of the Israeli people, and to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the use of military force if no other peaceful solution can be found within reasonable time to protect against such an immediate and existential threat to the State of Israel.
Reaffirming United States principles regarding the security of Israel and peace in the Middle East.
Directing the Speaker, or his designee, to take any and all actions necessary to assert the standing of the House to defend the Defense of Marriage Act and the amendments made by that Act in any litigation in any Federal court of the United States.
Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives that the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration should give the greatest weight in making critical policy decisions to readily available hard science data, including evidence from the natural sciences, physical sciences, and computing sciences.
Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that general appropriations for military construction and veterans' affairs be considered as stand-alone measures.
Recognizing the 64th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel.
Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Prohibiting the House or Senate from adjourning for a period of more than 3 days during a fiscal year unless the House involved has adopted a concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year and has approved legislation to provide funding for the operations of the government for the entire fiscal year.
Expressing the sense of Congress that Taiwan and its 23,000,000 people deserve membership in the United Nations.
Expressing disapproval of United States intervention in Libya.
Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2011 and fiscal years 2013 through 2021.
Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the Obama administration's discontinuing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.
Expressing the sense of Congress that an appropriate site on Chaplains Hill in Arlington National Cemetery should be provided for a memorial marker to honor the memory of the Jewish chaplains who died while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States.
To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
To improve the examination of depository institutions, and for other purposes.
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to preserve consumer and employer access to licensed independent insurance producers.
Establishing a Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs.
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services.
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of the establishment of Lions Clubs International.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the employer health insurance mandate.
To prohibit commodities and securities trading based on nonpublic information relating to Congress, to require additional reporting by Members and employees of Congress of securities transactions, and for other purposes.
To award Congressional Gold Medals in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
To amend title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes.
Expressing the sense of the Congress that the current Federal income tax deduction for interest paid on debt secured by a first or second home should not be further restricted.
To require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States before the end of 2012, and for other purposes.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities.
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.
To appropriate such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed when a funding gap caused by the failure to enact interim or full-year appropriations for the Armed Forces occurs, which results in the furlough of non-emergency personnel and the curtailment of Government activities and services.
To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property.
To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
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