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October 19, 2010
Bills Passed in Congress, September 2010
By James Wilson

BILLS PASSED IN CONGRESS

 The following are the bills the House and Senate passed last month.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 45 bills, 957 pages

Small Business Lending Fund Act: By 61 yeas to 38 nays (Vote No. 237),Senate passed H.R. 5297, to create the Small Business Lending Fund Program to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to make capital investments in eligible institutions in order to increase the availability of credit for small businesses, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for small business job creation, as amended, 272 pages

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010: Senate passed H.R. 6102, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to extend the authority of the Secretary of the Navy to enter into multiyear contracts for F/A-18E, F/A-18F, and EA-18G aircraft. 2 pages

Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act:  Senate passed S. 624, to provide 100,000,000 people with first-time access to safe drinking water and sanitation on a sustainable basis by 2015 by improving the capacity of the United States Government to fully implement the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 22 pages

Nursing Home Care: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4505, to enable State homes to furnish nursing home care to parents any of whose children died while serving in the Armed Forces, and the bill was then passed. 2 pages

Securities and Investment Acts: Senate passed S. 3717, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide for certain disclosures under section 552 of title 5, United States Code, (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act). 4 pages

National Flood Insurance Program: Senate passed S. 3814, to extend the National Flood Insurance Program until September 30, 2011. 2 pages

Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act: Senate passed S. 3828, to make technical corrections in the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 and the amendments made by that Act. 4 pages

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4667, to increase, effective as of December 1, 2010, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and the bill was then passed; S. 3107, Senate companion measure was read the third time. 4 pages

Certain Indian Tribe Leases:  Senate passed S. 2906, to amend the Act of August 9, 1955, to modify a provision relating to leases involving certain Indian tribes, after agreeing to the committee amendments. 4 pages

Redundancy Elimination and Enhanced Performance for Preparedness Grants Act: Senate passed H.R. 3980, to provide for identifying and eliminating redundant reporting requirements and developing meaningful performance metrics for homeland security preparedness grants, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 8 pages

House of Representatives Facilities and Programs: Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5682, to improve the operation of certain facilities and programs of the House of Representatives, and the bill was then passed. 5 pages

Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act:  Senate passed H.R. 4853, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, 8 pages

Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act: Senate passed S. 3196, to amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to provide that certain transition services shall be available to eligible candidates before the general election, 14 pages

Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act: Senate passed S. 3839, to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958. 2 pages

Airport and Airway Trust Fund: Senate passed H.R. 6190, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend the airport improvement program. 6 pages

Reducing Over-Classification Act:  Senate passed H.R. 553, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a strategy to prevent the over-classification of homeland security and other information and to promote the sharing of unclassified homeland security and other information, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 16 pages

Plain Writing Act: Senate passed H.R. 946, to enhance citizen access to Government information and services by establishing that Government documents issued to the public must be written clearly 4 pages

Indian Veterans Housing Opportunity Act: Senate passed H.R. 3553, to exclude from consideration as income under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 amounts received by a family from the Department of Veterans Affairs for service-related disabilities of a member of the family. 4 pages

Kingman and Heritage Islands Act: Senate passed H.R. 2092, to amend the National Children's Island Act of 1995 to expand allowable uses for D1014Kingman and Heritage Islands by the District of Columbia, after agreeing to the committee amendments. 6 pages

Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3808, to require any Federal or State court to recognize any notarization made by a notary public licensed by a State other than the State where the court is located when such notarization occurs in or affects interstate commerce, and the bill was then passed. 3 pages

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010: Senate passed H.R. 2701, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, 176 pages

Accreditation of English Language Training Programs: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 1338, to require the accreditation of English language training programs, and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

Mount Stevens and Ted Stevens Icefield Designation Act: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of S. 3802, to designate a mountain and icefield in the State of Alaska as the ``Mount Stevens'' and ``Ted Stevens Icefield'', respectively, and the bill was then passed, 10 pages

Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties: Senate passed S. 3847, to implement certain defense trade cooperation treaties. 22 pages

Combat Methamphetamine Enhancement Act: Senate passed H.R. 2923, to enhance the ability to combat methamphetamine. 5 pages

Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 3751, to amend the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 16 pages

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center: Senate passed H.R. 3689, to provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. to establish a Vietnam Veterans Memorial visitor center. 4 pages

Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5566, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit interstate commerce in animal crush videos, 4 pages

Anti-Border Corruption Act: Senate passed S. 3243, to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to administer polygraph examinations to all applicants for law enforcement position with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to initiate all periodic background reinvestigations of certain law enforcement personnel, after agreeing to the committee amendment. 6 pages

Social Security Number Protection Act: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of S. 3789, to limit access to social security account numbers, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Political Status Education in the Territory of Guam: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3940, to clarify the availability of existing funds for political status education in the Territory of Guam, and the bill was then passed, 4 pages

5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1177, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to D1018mint 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 founding of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the bill was then passed. 16 pages

Veterans' Insurance and Health Care Improvements Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3219, to amend title 38, United States Code, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and the bill was then passed, 86 pages

Continuing Appropriations:  By 69 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 247), Senate passed H.R. 3081, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2011, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, 24 pages

Social Services Block Grant: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of S. 3774, to extend the deadline for Social Services Block Grant expenditures of supplemental funds appropriated following disasters occurring in 2008, and the bill was then passed, 4 pages

WIPA and PABSS Extension Act:  Senate passed H.R. 6200, to amend part A of title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for a 1-year extension of the authorizations for the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program and the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security program. 4 pages

Hoh Indian Tribe Safe Homelands Act: Senate passed H.R. 1061, to transfer certain land to the United States to be held in trust for the Hoh Indian Tribe, to place land into trust for the Hoh Indian Tribe, 4 pages

CALM Act: Senate passed S. 2847, to regulate the volume of audio on commercials, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 112 pages

Anthony J. Cortese Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4543, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4285 Payne Avenue in San Jose, California, as the ``Anthony J. Cortese Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Joyce Rogers Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5341, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Orndorf Drive in Brighton, Michigan, as the ``Joyce Rogers Post Office Building''. 4 pages

David John Donafee Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5390, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13301 Smith Road in Cleveland, Ohio, as the ``David John Donafee Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Tom Bradley Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5450, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3894 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, as the ``Tom Bradley Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Oil Spill Prevention Act: Senate passed S. 685, to require new vessels for carrying oil fuel to have double hulls, after agreeing to the committee amendments, 12 pages

FOR VETS Act:  Senate passed S. 3794, to amend chapter 5 of title 40, United States Code, to include organizations whose membership comprises substantially veterans as recipient organizations for the donation of Federal surplus personal property through State agencies, after agreeing to the committee amendment. 4 pages

Telework Improvements Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1722, to require the head of each executive agency to establish and implement a policy under which employees shall be authorized to telework, and the bill was then passed, 26 pages



HOUSE 115 bills, 4446 pages


Amending the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010: H.R. 6102, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to extend the authority of the Secretary of the Navy to enter into multiyear contracts for F/A-18E, F/A-18F, and EA-18G aircraft; 4 pages

Congressional Made in America Promise Act:  H.R. 2039, amended, to clarify the applicability of the Buy American Act to products purchased for the use of the legislative branch and to prohibit the application of any of the exceptions to the requirements of such Act to products bearing a Congressional seal, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 371 yeas to 36 nays, Roll No. 521; 16 pages

Berry Amendment Extension Act: H.R. 3116, amended, to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from procuring certain items directly related to the national security unless the items are grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States; 6 pages

First Responder Anti-Terrorism Training Resources Act: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3978, to amend the Homeland Security Act of D9522002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to accept and use gifts for otherwise authorized activities of the Center for Domestic Preparedness that are related to preparedness for a response to terrorism; 4 pages

Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 5873, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218 North Milwaukee Street in Waterford, Wisconsin, as the ``Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 522; 4 pages

Federal Supply Schedules Usage Act: S. 2868, amended, to provide increased access to the General Services Administration's Schedules Program by the American Red Cross and State and local governments; 6 pages

Overseas Contractor Reform Act: H.R. 5366, to require the proposal for debarment from contracting with the Federal Government of persons violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 524; 4 pages

Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010: S. 3656, to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to improve the reporting on sales of livestock and dairy products; 5 pages

Veterinarian Services Investment Act: H.R. 3519, amended, to amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to establish a grant program to promote efforts to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services; 10 pages

Providing funds to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Corps with curation and historic preservation activities: H.R. 5282, amended, to provide funds to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Corps with curation and historic preservation activities; 6 pages

Andrew W. Bogue Federal Building and United States Courthouse Designation Act: H.R. 5651, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 515 9th Street in Rapid City, South Dakota, as the ``Andrew W. Bogue Federal Building and United States Courthouse''; 4 pages

Frank Evans Government Printing Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 5706, amended, to designate the facility of the Government Printing Office located at 31451 East United Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado, as the ``Frank Evans Government Printing Office Building''; 4 pages

Robert M. Ball Federal Building Designation Act:  H.R. 5773, amended, to designate the Federal building located at 6401 Security Boulevard in Baltimore, Maryland, as the ``Robert M. Ball Federal Building''; 4 pages

Permitting Members of Congress to administer the oath of allegiance to applicants for naturalization: H.R. 4862, amended, to permit Members of Congress to administer the oath of allegiance to applicants for naturalization; 8 pages

James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and Roy K. Moore Federal Building Designation Act: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3562, to designate the federally occupied building located at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the ``James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and Roy K. Moore Federal Building'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 528; 4 pages

Rural Energy Savings Program Act:  The House passed H.R. 4785, to amend the miscellaneous rural development provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make loans to certain entities that will use the funds to make loans to consumers to implement energy efficiency measures involving structural improvements and investments in cost-effective, commercial off-the-shelf technologies to reduce home energy use, by a recorded vote of 240 ayes to 172 noes, Roll No. 530. 32 pages

Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act: H.R. 4347, amended, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes; 66 pages

Amending the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act: H.R. 5811, to amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe; 4 pages

Directing the Director of the National Park Service and the Secretary of the Interior to transfer certain properties to the District of Columbia: H.R. 5494, amended, to direct the Director of the National Park Service and the Secretary of the Interior to transfer certain properties to the District of Columbia; 4 pages

Authorizing the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs: H.R. 4195, amended, to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs; 4 pages

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2010: H.R. 5152, to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill; 4 pages

Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2010: H.R. 5194, to designate Mt. Andrea Lawrence; 6 pages

Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010: Concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1454, to provide for the issuance of a Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp; 6 pages

Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Measures Act of 2010: H.R. 6130, amended, to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to expand the permissive exclusion from participation in Federal health care programs to individuals and entities affiliated with sanctioned entities; 6 pages

NEWBORN Act: H.R. 3470, amended, to authorize funding for the creation and implementation of infant mortality pilot programs in standard metropolitan statistical areas with high rates of infant mortality, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 324 yeas to 64 nays, Roll No. 533; 8 pages

Combat Methamphetamine Enhancement Act: H.R. 2923, amended, to enhance the ability to combat methamphetamine; 6 pages

Rosa's Law: S. 2781, to change references in Federal law to mental retardation to references to an intellectual disability, and to change references to a mentally retarded individual to references to an individual with an intellectual disability; 8 pages

Safe Drug Disposal Act of 2010: H.R. 5809, amended, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for take-back disposal of controlled substances in certain instances. 8 pages

Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2010:  S. 1674, to provide for an exclusion under the Supplemental Security Income program and the Medicaid program for compensation provided to individuals who participate in clinical trials for rare diseases or conditions; 8 pages

Renewing the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve demonstration projects designed to test innovative strategies in State child welfare programs: H.R. 6156, to renew the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve demonstration projects designed to test innovative strategies in State child welfare programs; 6 pages

Amending the Tariff Act of 1930 to include ultralight aircraft under the definition of aircraft for purposes of the aviation smuggling provisions under that Act: H.R. 5307, amended, to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to include ultralight aircraft under the definition of aircraft for purposes of the aviation smuggling provisions under that Act, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 540; 4 pages

Amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund:  H.R. 6190, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend the airport improvement program; 8 pages

National Flood Insurance Program Reextension Act of 2010: S. 3814, to extend the National Flood Insurance Program until September 30, 2011; 2 pages

Amending the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940: S. 3717, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide for certain disclosures under section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act); 4 pages

Granting the congressional gold medal, collectively, to the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, United States Army, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II: S. 1055, to grant the congressional gold medal, collectively, to the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, United States Army, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II; 10 pages

Awarding a congressional gold medal to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against global poverty: S. 846, to award a congressional gold medal to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against global poverty; 5 pages

Allowing certain U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees who serve under an overseas limited appointment for at least 2 years to be converted to a permanent appointment in the competitive service:  Concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1517, to allow certain U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees who serve under an overseas limited appointment for at least 2 years, and D998whose service is rated fully successful or higher throughout that time, to be converted to a permanent appointment in the competitive service; 8 pages

Training and Research for Autism Improvements Nationwide Act: H.R. 5756, amended, to amend title I of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 to provide for grants and technical assistance to improve services rendered to children and adults with autism, and their families, and to expand the number of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 393 yeas to 24 nays, Roll No. 541; 12 pages

Emergency Medic Transition Act of 2010: H.R. 3199, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to State emergency medical service departments to provide for the expedited training and licensing of veterans with prior medical training, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 542; 6 pages

Family Health Care Accessibility Act of 2010: H.R. 1745, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide liability protections for volunteer practitioners at health centers under section 330 of such Act, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 417 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 543; 8 pages

National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2010: H.R. 5710, amended, to amend and reauthorize the controlled substance monitoring program under section 399O of the Public Health Service Act, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 384 yeas to 32 nays, Roll No. 544. 10 pages

Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands in Virgin Islands National Park: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 714, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands in Virgin Islands National Park; 8 pages

Blinded Veterans Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2010: H.R. 5360, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the standard of visual acuity required for eligibility for specially adapted housing assistance provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; 34 pages

Veterans Benefits and Economic Welfare Improvement Act of 2010: H.R. 6132, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a transition program for new veterans and to improve the disability claim system; 18 pages

Amending title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the reserve components as active service for purposes of laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs: H.R. 3787, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the reserve components as active service for purposes of laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; 4 pages

Amending title 38, United States Code, to provide for qualifications for vocational rehabilitation counselors and vocational rehabilitation employment coordinators employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs: H.R. 5630, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for qualifications for vocational rehabilitation counselors and vocational rehabilitation employment coordinators employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs; 6 pages

Security Cooperation Act of 2010: S. 3847, to implement certain defense trade cooperation treaties; 20 pages

WIPA and PABSS Extension Act of 2010: H.R. 6200, to amend part A of title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for a 1-year extension of the authorizations for the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program and the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security program; 6 pages

Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act: H.R. 4337, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify certain rules applicable to regulated investment companies; 52 pages

Algae-based Renewable Fuel Promotion Act: H.R. 4168, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the definition of cellulosic biofuel to include algae-based biofuel for purposes of the cellulosic biofuel producer credit and the special allowance for cellulosic biofuel plant property; 8 pages

Redundancy Elimination and Enhanced Performance for Preparedness Grants Act: Concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3980, to provide for identifying and eliminating redundant reporting requirements and developing meaningful performance metrics for homeland security preparedness grants; 6 pages

Reducing Over-Classification Act: Concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 553, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a strategy to prevent the over-classification of homeland security and other information and to promote the sharing of unclassified homeland security and other information; 14 pages

Christopher Bryski Student Loan Protection Act: H.R. 5458, amended, to amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require additional disclosures and protections for students and cosigners with respect to student loans; 10 pages

Amending the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 to include certain construction and land development loans in the definition of small business lending: H.R. 6191, to amend the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 to include certain construction and land development loans in the definition of small business lending; 6 pages

Wounded Warrior and Military Survivor Housing Assistance Act of 2010: H.R. 6058, to ensure that the housing assistance programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs are available to veterans and members of the Armed Forces who have service-connected injuries and to survivors and dependents of veterans and members of the Armed Forces; 4 pages

Providing for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958: S. 3839, to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958;  2 pages

Ray Daves Air Traffic Control Tower Designation Act: H.R. 5591, amended, to designate the facility of the Federal Aviation Administration located at Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Washington, as the ``Ray Daves Air Traffic Control Tower''; 4 pages

Corporate Liability and Emergency Accident Notification Act: H.R. 6008, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure telephonic notice of certain incidents; 6 pages

National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization Act of 2010: H.R. 4714, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the National Transportation Safety Board for fiscal years 2011 through 2014; 32 pages

State Ethics Law Protection Act: H.R. 3427, amended, to amend title 23, United States Code, to protect States that have in effect laws or orders with respect to pay to play reform; 4 pages

Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3619, with amendments: H. Res. 1665, to provide for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3619, with amendments;  322 pages

Residential and Commuter Toll Fairness Act: H.R. 3960, amended, to provide authority and sanction for the granting and issuance of programs for residential and commuter toll, user fee and fare discounts by States, municipalities, other localities, as well as all related agencies and departments thereof; 6 pages

Audit the BP Fund Act of 2010: H.R. 6016, amended, to provide for a GAO investigation and audit of the operations of the fund created by BP to compensate persons affected by the Gulf oil spill; 4 pages

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Enhancement Act: H.R. 5717, amended, to authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to plan, design, and construct a facility and to enter into agreements relating to education programs at the National Zoological Park facility in Front Royal, Virginia; 4 pages

Bankruptcy Technical Corrections Act of 2010: H.R. 6198, amended, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to make technical corrections; 18 pages

Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act: H.R. 4113, amended, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Federal courts; 5 pages

Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Act of 2010: H.R. 5932, amended, to establish the Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Unit in the Department of Justice; 6 pages

Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act: S. 3304, to increase the access of persons with disabilities to modern communications; 71 pages

Making technical corrections in the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010: S. 3828, to make technical corrections in the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 and the amendments made by that Act; 4 pages

Directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to review uptake and utilization of diabetes screening benefits and establish an outreach program with respect to such benefits: H.R. 6012, amended, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to review uptake and utilization of diabetes screening benefits and establish an outreach program with respect to such benefits; 4012

National MS and Parkinson's Disease Registries Act: H.R. 1362, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of permanent national surveillance systems for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological diseases and disorders; 8 pages

Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act of 2010: H.R. 5986, to require the submission of a report to the Congress on parasitic disease among poor Americans; 4 pages

Eliminating Disparities in Diabetes Prevention Access and Care Act: H.R. 1995, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to prevent and treat diabetes, to promote and improve the care of individuals with diabetes, and to reduce health disparities, relating to diabetes, within racial and ethnic minority groups, including the African-American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian and Alaskan Native communities; 6 pages

Dental Emergency Responder Act:  H.R. 903, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the roles of dentists and allied dental personnel in the Nation's disaster response framework. 4 pages 

James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010: The House passed H.R. 847, to amend the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001, by a recorded vote of 268 ayes to 160 noes, Roll No. 550. 122 pages

Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act: The House passed H.R. 2378, to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that fundamental exchange-rate misalignment by any foreign nation is actionable under United States countervailing and antidumping duty laws, by a recorded vote of 348 ayes to 79 noes, Roll No. 554. 8 pages

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010: The House concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2701, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, by a yea-and-nay vote of 244 yeas to 181 nays, Roll No. 558. 178 pages

Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010:  The House agreed to discharge and pass H.R. 6162, amended, to provide research and development authority for alternative coinage materials to the Secretary of the Treasury, increase congressional oversight over coin production, and ensure the continuity of certain numismatic items. 8 pages

American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Act of 2010: The House agreed to discharge and pass H.R. 6166, amended, to authorize the production of palladium bullion coins to provide affordable opportunities for investments in precious metals. 8 pages

Withdrawal of Motion to Suspend the Rules: Agreed by unanimous consent to withdraw the Driehaus motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 6014 which was offered on September 28, 2010. 2 pages

Plain Writing Act of 2010:  Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 946, to enhance citizen access to Government information and services by establishing that Government documents issued to the public must be written clearly, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 341 yeas to 82 nays, Roll No. 562; 8 pages

Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010: S. 3397, amended, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for take-back disposal of controlled substances in certain instances; 8 pages

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010: S. 1132, to amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers; 8 pages

Veterans' Insurance and Health Care Improvements Act: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3219, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to insurance and health care; 18 pages

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010:  S. 3729, to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2013, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 304 yeas to 118 nays, Roll No. 561; 108 pages

Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to extend grants and other assistance to facilitate a political status public education program for the people of Guam: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3940, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to extend grants and other assistance to facilitate a political status public education program for the people of Guam, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 386 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 565. 50 pages

Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010: The House concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3081, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 564. 200 pages

Requiring the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include on the main page of the Internet website of the Department of Veterans Affairs a hyperlink to the VetSuccess Internet website:  H.R. 3685, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include on the main page of the Internet website of the Department of Veterans Affairs a hyperlink to the VetSuccess Internet website and to publicize such Internet website, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 425 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 551; 4 pages

Securing America's Veterans Insurance Needs and Goals Act of 2010: H.R. 5993, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that beneficiaries of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance receive financial counseling and disclosure information regarding life insurance payments, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 358 yeas to 66 nays, Roll No. 552; 6 pages

Rare Earths and Critical Materials Revitalization Act of 2010: H.R. 6160, amended, to develop a rare earth materials program and to amend the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 325 yeas to 98 nays, Roll No. 555; 16 pages

AMERICA Works Act: H.R. 4072, amended, to require that certain Federal job training and career education programs give priority to programs that provide a national industry-recognized and portable credential, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 10 nays, Roll No. 556; 10 pages

Medical Debt Relief Act: H.R. 3421, amended, to exclude from consumer credit reports medical debt that has been in collection and has been fully paid or settled, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 336 ayes to 82 noes, Roll No. 557; 6 pages

Federal Election Integrity Act: H.R. 512, amended, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit certain State election administration officials from actively participating in electoral campaigns, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 296 yeas to 129 nays, Roll No. 563; 6 pages

All-American Flag Act: H.R. 2853, amended, to require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government; 4 pages

Emil Bolas Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 4602, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1332 Sharon Copley Road D1042in Sharon Center, Ohio, as the ``Emil Bolas Post Office''; 4 pages

James M. ``Jimmy'' Stewart Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 5606, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 47 South 7th Street in Indiana, Pennsylvania, as the ``James M. `Jimmy' Stewart Post Office Building''; 4 pages

George C. Marshall Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 5605, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 47 East Fayette Street in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, as the ``George C. Marshall Post Office''; 4 pages

Dorothy I. Height Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 6118, amended, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., in Washington, D.C., as the ``Dorothy I. Height Post Office Building''; 4 pages

Amending section 5542 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that any hours worked by Federal firefighters under a qualified trade-of-time arrangement shall be excluded for purposes of determinations relating to overtime pay:  H.R. 3243, to amend section 5542 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that any hours worked by Federal firefighters under a qualified trade-of-time arrangement shall be excluded for purposes of determinations relating to overtime pay; 4 pages

Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010: S. 3196, to amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to provide that certain transition services shall be available to eligible candidates before the general election; 14 pages

Pediatric Research Consortia Establishment Act: H.R. 758, amended, to amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of pediatric research consortia; 6 pages

Veterinary Public Health Workforce and Education Act: H.R. 2999, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance and increase the number of veterinarians trained in veterinary public health; 4 pages

Gestational Diabetes Act: H.R. 5354, amended, to establish an Advisory Committee on Gestational Diabetes and to provide grants to better understand and reduce gestational diabetes; 10 pges

Methamphetamine Education, Treatment, and Hope Act: H.R. 2818, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a drug-free workplace information clearinghouse, to support residential methamphetamine treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women, and to improve the prevention and treatment of methamphetamine addiction; 8 pages

Concussion Treatment and Care Tools Act: H.R. 1347, amended, to amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment and implementation of concussion management guidelines with respect to school-aged children; 8 pages

Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010: S. 3751, to amend the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005; 16 pages

HEART for Women Act: H.R. 1032, amended, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases in women; 8 pages

Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act: H.R. 2408, amended, to expand the research and awareness activities of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to scleroderma; 6 pages

Bone Marrow Failure Disease Research and Treatment Act: H.R. 1230, amended, to amend the D1043Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a National Acquired Bone Marrow Failure Disease Registry, to authorize research on acquired bone marrow failure diseases; 8 pages

Reauthorizing and enhancing Johanna's Law: H.R. 2941, amended, to reauthorize and enhance Johanna's Law to increase public awareness and knowledge with respect to gynecologic cancers; 8 pages

Birth Defects Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Awareness Act of 2010: H.R. 5462, amended, to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to establish and implement a birth defects prevention, risk reduction, and public awareness program; 6 pages

Arthritis Prevention, Control, and Cure Act: H.R. 1210, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for arthritis research and public health. 12 pages

United States Secret Service Uniformed Division Modernization Act: The House concurred in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 1510, to transfer statutory entitlements to pay and hours of work authorized by the District of Columbia Code for current members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division from the District of Columbia Code to the United States Code. 46 pages

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010: The House concurred in the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3619, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2010. 322 pages

Mount Stevens and Ted Stevens Icefield Designation Act: The House agreed to discharge and pass S. 3802, to designate a mountain and icefield in the State of Alaska as the ``Mount Stevens'' and ``Ted Stevens Icefield'', respectively. 8 pages

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