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June 16, 2010
Bills Passed in Congress: May 2010
By James Wilson

The following are the bills the House and Senate passed in May, 2010. The bills were passed by voice vote except where indicated. Roll call votes for the House are found here, and for the Senate here. The descriptions of bills are essentially taken verbatim from the Congressional Record Daily Digest.

Page numbers of bills are based on the pdf display of the latest version from the Government Printing Office.

SENATE 39 bills, 2202 pages

Faster FOIA Act: Senate passed S. 3111, to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. 8 pages

Clarify United States Code: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5148, to amend title 39, United States Code, to clarify the instances in which the term ``census'' may appear on mailable matter, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 3 pages

Haiti Economic Lift Program Act:  Senate passed H.R. 5160, to extend the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act, to provide customs support services to Haiti, clearing the measure for the President. 27 pages

National Law Enforcement Museum Act:  Senate passed S. 1053, to amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date. 4 pages

Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Designation Act: Senate passed S. 1405, to redesignate the Longfellow National Historic Site, Massachusetts, as the ``Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site''. 4 pages

Shasta-Trinity National Forest Administrative Jurisdiction Transfer Act: Senate passed H.R. 689, to interchange the administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal lands between the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 6 pages

Blue Ridge Parkway and Town of Blowing Rock Land Exchange Act: Senate passed H.R. 1121, to authorize a land exchange to acquire lands for the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Mount Olivet Cemetery Association: Senate passed H.R. 1442, to provide for the sale of the Federal Government's reversionary interest in approximately 60 acres of land in Salt Lake City, Utah, originally conveyed to the Mount Olivet Cemetery Association under the Act of January 23, 1909, clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Adams Memorial Foundation: Senate passed H.R. 2802, to provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Coast Guard Authorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 3619, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2010, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 134 pages

Statutory License for Secondary Transmissions: Senate passed S. 3333, to extend the statutory license for secondary transmissions under title 17, United States Code. 111 pages

Virgin Islands National Park:  Senate passed H.R. 714, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands in Virgin Islands National Park, after agreeing to the committee amendments. 4 pages

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act: Senate passed S. 1132, to amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 10 pages

National Transportation Safety Board: Senate passed S. 2768, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the National Transportation Safety Board for fiscal years 2011 and 2012, and for other purposes, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendments proposed thereto: 16 pages

Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act: Senate passed H.R. 2711, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the transportation and moving expenses for the immediate family of certain Federal employees who die in the performance of their duties, 6 pages

Veterans Affairs Health Care Minimum Essential Coverage:  Senate passed H.R. 5014, to clarify the health care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that constitutes minimum essential coverage, clearing the measure for the President. 2 pages

Federal Hiring Process Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 736, to provide for improvements in the Federal hiring process, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 18 pages

Information Technology Investment Oversight Enhancement and Waste Prevention Act: Senate passed S. 920, to amend section 11317 of title 40, United States Code, to improve the transparency of the status of information technology investments, to require greater accountability for cost overruns on Federal information technology investment projects, to improve the processes agencies implement to manage information technology investments, to reward excellence in information technology acquisition, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 46 pages

Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: By 59 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 162), Senate passed H.R. 4173, to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end ``too big to fail'', to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S. 3217, 1616 pages

Extending Immunities to the Office of the High Representative and the International Civilian Office in Kosovo Act:  Senate passed H.R. 5139, to provide for the International Organizations Immunities Act to be extended to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Civilian Office in Kosovo, clearing the measure for the President. 3 pages

Telework Enhancement Act:  Senate passed S. 707, to enhance the Federal Telework Program, after agreeing to the committee amendments. 22 pages

Federal Supply Schedules Usage Act: Senate passed S. 2868, to provide increased access to the General Services Administration's Schedules Program by the American Red Cross and State and local governments. 4 pages

Roy Rondeno, Sr. Post Office Building:  Senate passed S. 2874, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Louisiana Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the ``Roy Rondeno, Sr. Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Zachary Smith Post Office Building: Senate passed S. 3200, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23 Genesee Street in Hornell, New York, as the ``Zachary Smith Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Private First Class Garfield M. Langhorn Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 3250, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1210 West Main Street in Riverhead, New York, as the ``Private First Class Garfield M. Langhorn Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

George Kell Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 3634, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 109 Main Street in Swifton, Arkansas, as the ``George Kell Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

E.V. Wilkins Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 3892, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 West Highway 64 Bypass in Roper, North Carolina, as the ``E.V. Wilkins Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Ann Marie Blute Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 4017, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 43 Maple Avenue in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, as the ``Ann Marie Blute Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Congresswoman Jan Meyers Post Office Building:  Senate passed H.R. 4095, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9727 Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kansas, as the ``Congresswoman Jan Meyers Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Sergeant Matthew L. Ingram Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 4139, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7464 Highway 503 in Hickory, Mississippi, as the ``Sergeant Matthew L. Ingram Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Roy Wilson Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 4214, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 45300 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert, California, as the ``Roy Wilson Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

W.D. Farr Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4238, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 930 39th Avenue in Greeley, Colorado, as the ``W.D. Farr Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Martin G. `Marty' Mahar Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 4425, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2-116th Street in North Troy, New York, as the ``Martin G. `Marty' Mahar Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Captain Luther H. Smith, U.S. Army Air Forces Post Office:  Senate passed H.R. 4547, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 119 Station Road in Cheyney, Pennsylvania, as the ``Captain Luther H. Smith, U.S. Army Air D592Forces Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Sergeant Christopher R. Hrbek Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4628, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 216 Westwood Avenue in Westwood, New Jersey, as the ``Sergeant Christopher R. Hrbek Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President. 4 pages

Clarence D. Lumpkin Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 4840, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1981 Cleveland Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, as the ``Clarence D. Lumpkin Post Office'', after agreeing to the committee amendment, and the title amendment. 4 pages

Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building: Senate passed H.R. 5128, to designate the United States Department of the Interior Building in Washington, District of Columbia, as the ``Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building'', clearing the measure for the President. 2 pages

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act: By 67 yeas to 28 nays (Vote No. 176), Senate passed H.R. 4899, making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and summer jobs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 92 pages

Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act: Senate passed H.R. 5330, to amend the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 to extend the operation of such Act, clearing the measure for the President. 6 pages


HOUSE 31 bills, 2,102 pages

Redesignating the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps:  H.R. 24, to redesignate the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps; 6 pages

Haiti Economic Lift Program Act of 2010: H.R. 5160, amended, to extend the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act and to provide customs support services to Haiti; 28 pages

Mother's Day Centennial Commemorative Coin Act:  H.R. 2421, amended, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of the establishment of Mother's Day; 8 pages 

Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010:  The House passed H.R. 5019, to provide for the establishment of the Home Star Retrofit Rebate Program, by a yea-and-nay vote of 246 yeas to 161 nays, Roll No. 255. 80 pages

Zachary Smith Post Office Building Designation Act:  H.R. 5051, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23 Genesee Street in Hornell, New York, as the ``Zachary Smith Post Office Building''; 4 pages

Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010: S. 3333, to extend the statutory license for secondary transmissions under title 17, United States Code; 111 pages

Clarifying the health care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that constitutes minimum essential coverage: H.R. 5014, amended, to clarify the health care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that constitutes minimum essential coverage, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 417 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 260; 4 pages

Officer Daniel Faulkner Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act: H.R. 959, amended, to increase Federal Pell Grants for the children of fallen public safety officers; 8 pages

Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act: S. 1067, to support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda and areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army through development of a regional strategy to support multilateral efforts to successfully protect civilians and eliminate the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army and to authorize funds for humanitarian relief and reconstruction, reconciliation, and transitional justice; 15 pages

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010: The House began consideration of H.R. 5116, to invest in innovation through research and development and to improve the competitiveness of the D523United States. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, May 13th. 282 pages

Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement Act:  H.R. 2288, amended, to amend Public Law 106-392 to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2023, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 264 yeas to 122 nays, Roll No. 273; 4 pages

Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act: H.R. 4491, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks; 6 pages

Federal Judiciary Administrative Improvements Act of 2010: S. 1782, to provide improvements for the operations of the Federal courts; 6 pages

Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2010: H.R. 4614, amended, to amend part E of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide for incentive payments under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program for States to implement minimum and enhanced DNA collection processes, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 357 yeas to 32 nays, Roll No. 274; 8 pages 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act:  H.R. 5220, amended, to reauthorize the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004 and to provide assistance to Best Buddies to support the expansion and development of mentoring programs; 24 pages

Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones College Fire Prevention Act: H.R. 2136, to establish the Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones Fire Suppression Demonstration Incentive Program within the Department of Education to promote installation of fire sprinkler systems, or other fire suppression or prevention technologies, in qualified student housing and dormitories; 8 pages

Blue Star/Gold Star Flag Act: H.R. 2546, to ensure that the right of an individual to display the Service flag on residential property not be abridged; 6 pages

Extending Immunities to the Office of the High Representative and the International Civilian Office in Kosovo Act of 2010: H.R. 5139, amended, to provide for the International Organizations Immunities Act to be extended to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Civilian Office in Kosovo; 4 pages

Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program Reauthorization Act: H.R. 1514, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the juvenile accountability block grants program through fiscal year 2014, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 364 yeas to 45 nays, Roll No. 276; 4 pages

Michael C. Rothberg Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 5099, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15 South Main Street in Sharon, Massachusetts, as the ``Michael C. Rothberg Post Office'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 280; 4 pages

United States-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation and Support Act:  H.R. 5327, amended, to authorize assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 284; 6 pages

Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building Designation Act: H.R. 5128, amended, to designate the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, District of Columbia, as the ``Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building'', by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 409 ayes to 1 no, Roll No. 290; 2 pages

5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Act:  H.R. 1177, amended, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of 5 United States Army 5-Star Generals, George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry ``Hap'' Arnold, and Omar Bradley, alumni of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to coincide with the celebration of the 132nd Anniversary of the D576founding of the United States Army Command and General Staff College;  18 pages

Amending the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 to extend the operation of such Act for a 5-year period ending June 22, 2015: H.R. 5330, amended, to amend the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 to extend the operation of such Act for a 5-year period ending June 22, 2015, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 366 ayes to 4 noes, Roll No. 293; 8 pages

Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act: H.R. 1017, amended, to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and title 38, United States Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 365 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 292 4 pages

Assuring Quality Care for Veterans Act: H.R. 5145, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the continuing professional education reimbursement provided to health professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 294; 4 pages

Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act: H.R. 3885, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 403 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 298. 10 pages

Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act: Agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2711, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the transportation of the dependents, remains, and effects of certain Federal employees who die while performing official duties or as a result of the performance of official duties, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 299; 6 pages

American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010:  The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4213, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, with the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 111-497, as modified by the amendment printed in part B of H. Rept. 111-497 and the further amendment in section 2 of H. Res. 1403. 112 pages

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010: The House passed H.R. 5116, to invest in innovation through research and development and to improve the competitiveness of the United States, by a recorded vote of 262 ayes to 150 noes, Roll No. 332. Consideration of the measure began on May 12th and continued on May 13th. 282 pages

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011:  The House passed H.R. 5136, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense and to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 336. Consideration of the measure began on May 27th. 1030 pages

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