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December 23, 2014

Bills Passed in Congress December 2014

The following are the bills the House and Senate passed in December. 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 (Index).

SENATE 99 bills, 3,285 pages

Jack Nicklaus Gold Medal: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2203, to provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Jack Nicklaus, in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy, and the bill was then passed. 12 pages

Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of S. 1000, to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and the bill was then passed, 12 pages

Federal Duck Stamp Act: Senate passed H.R. 5069, to amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds. 8 pages

Adding Ebola to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act: Senate passed S. 2917, to expand the program of priority review to encourage treatments for tropical diseases. 4 pages

Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act: Senate passed H.R. 4924, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Agreement, to provide for the lease of certain land located within Planet Ranch on the Bill Williams River in the State of Arizona to benefit the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and to provide for the settlement of specific water rights claims in the Bill Williams River watershed in the State of Arizona. 42 pages

Cooperation on the Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense Purposes: Senate passed H.R. 5681, to provide for the approval of the Amendment to the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Cooperation on the Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense Purposes. 4 pages

St. Clair Regional Airport: Senate passed S. 2759, to release the City of St. Clair, Missouri, from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport. 6 pages

Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3682, to designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 1961 Premier Drive in Mankato, Minnesota, as the “Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3375, to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be constructed at 3141 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the “PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 2921, to designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 310 Home Boulevard in Galesburg, Illinois, as the “Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 229, to designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 3900 Woodland Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the “Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 43, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Red River Avenue North in Cold Spring, Minnesota, as the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office''. 4 pages

Richard K. Salick Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 451, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 North Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida, as the “Richard K. Salick Post Office''. 4 pages

London Fallen Veterans Memorial Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 1391, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 South Oak Street in London, Ohio, as the “London Fallen Veterans Memorial Post Office''. 4 pages

Captain Herbert Johnson Memorial Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 3085, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3349 West 111th Street in Chicago, Illinois, as the “Captain Herbert Johnson Memorial Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Cynthia Jenkins Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 3957, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218-10 Merrick Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, New York, as the “Cynthia Jenkins Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon, Master Sergeant Jeffrey J. Rieck and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4189, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4000 Leap Road in Hilliard, Ohio, as the D1074“Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon, Master Sergeant Jeffrey J. Rieck and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Corporal Juan Mariel Alcantara Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4443, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Vermilyea Avenue, in New York, New York, as the “Corporal Juan Mariel Alcantara Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Lance Corporal Wesley G. Davids and Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 4919, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 715 Shawan Falls Drive in Dublin, Ohio, as the “Lance Corporal Wesley G. Davids and Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Post Office''. 4 pages

Philmore Graham Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5106, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Admiral Callaghan Lane in Vallejo, California, as the “Philmore Graham Post Office Building''. 4 pages

James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office Building: Senate passed S. 2523, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, NW., in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office Building''. 4 pages

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act: Senate passed H.R. 2366, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of World War I. 10 pages

Honor Flight Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4812, to amend title 49, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to establish a process for providing expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Law School Clinic Certification Program: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5108, to establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Air Carriers Passenger Fees: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5462, to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for limitations on the fees charged to passengers of air carriers, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

No Social Security for Nazis Act: Senate passed H.R. 5739, to amend the Social Security Act to provide for the termination of social security benefits for individuals who participated in Nazi persecution. 8 pages

Naval Vessel Transfer Act: Senate passed S. 1683, to provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients, 16 pages  

Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act: Senate passed S. 1447, to make technical corrections to certain Native American water rights settlements in the State of New Mexico, after agreeing to the committee amendment. 4 pages

FOIA Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 2520, to improve the Freedom of Information Act, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 22 pages

Federal Information Security Modernization Act: Senate passed S. 2521, to amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for reform to Federal information security, 42 pages

Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 1281, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize programs under part A of title XI of such Act, 18 pages

Neil Havens Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4939, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2551 Galena Avenue in Simi Valley, California, as the “Neil Havens Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

James R. Burgess Jr. Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1707, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 302 East Green Street in Champaign, Illinois, as the “James R. Burgess Jr. Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

George Thomas `Mickey' Leland Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 78, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 D1091Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the “George Thomas `Mickey' Leland Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2112, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe, New York, as the “National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2223, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 Elm Avenue in Munising, Michigan, as the “Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Larcenia J. Bullard Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2678, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10360 Southwest 186th Street in Miami, Florida, as the “Larcenia J. Bullard Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Officer James Bonneau Memorial Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3534, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan, as the “Officer James Bonneau Memorial Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Corporal Christian A. Guzman Rivera Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5030, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13500 SW 250 Street in Princeton, Florida, as the “Corporal Christian A. Guzman Rivera Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act: Senate passed S. 2142, to impose targeted sanctions on persons responsible for violations of human rights of antigovernment protesters in Venezuela, to strengthen civil society in Venezuela, after agreeing to the committee amendments, 16 pages  

Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1204, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, and the bill was then passed, 12 pages

Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2719, to require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, and the bill was then passed, 22 pages

Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act: Senate passed S. 1474, to amend the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 to repeal a special rule for the State of Alaska, after withdrawing the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 4 pages

Technical Corrections and Improvements: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1067, to make revisions in title 36, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current and make technical corrections and improvements, and the bill was then passed. 11 pages

Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4199, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Waco, Texas, as the “Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center'', and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015: Select Committee on Intelligence was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4681, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and the bill was then passed, 74 pages

Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. 2444, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2015, and the bill was then passed: 114 pages  

National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act: Senate passed S. 2519, to codify an existing operations center for cybersecurity, after withdrawing the committee amendment, 20 pages

Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act: Senate passed H.R. 4007, to recodify and reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 60 pages

Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Advancement Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2952, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess the cybersecurity workforce of the Department of Homeland Security and develop a comprehensive workforce strategy, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto: 6 pages

FAA Modernization and Reform Act: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of S. 2614, to amend certain provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Death in Custody Reporting Act: Senate passed H.R. 1447, to encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies. 8 pages

American Savings Promotion Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3374, to provide for the use of savings promotion raffle products by financial institutions to encourage savings, and the bill was then passed. 14 pages

Smart Savings Act: Senate passed H.R. 4193, to amend title 5, United States Code, to change the default investment fund under the Thrift Savings Plan. 6 pages

James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway: Senate passed H.R. 4926, to designate a segment of Interstate Route 35 in the State of Minnesota as the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway''. 4 pages

Propane Education and Research Enhancement Act: Senate passed H.R. 5705, to modify certain provisions relating to the Propane Education and Research Council. 4 pages  

Dignified Interment of Our Veterans Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 2822, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans in national cemeteries, and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

Ukraine Freedom Support Act: Senate passed S. 2828, to impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, to provide additional assistance to Ukraine, after withdrawing the committee amendments, 42 pages

Transfer of Yellow Creek Port Properties: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3044, to approve the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka, Mississippi, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Safe and Secure Drinking Water Protection Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of S. 2785, to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a health advisory and submit reports with respect to microcystins in drinking water, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Community Financial Institutions: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3329, to enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual D1116savings, and the bill was then passed, 4 pages

Credit Union Share Insurance Fund Parity Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3468, to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to extend insurance coverage to amounts held in a member account on behalf of another person, and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2640, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 18 pages

Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act: Senate passed S. 1535, to deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 10 pages

Cybersecurity Act: Senate passed S. 1353, to provide for an ongoing, voluntary public-private partnership to improve cybersecurity, and to strengthen cybersecurity research and development, workforce development and education, and public awareness and preparedness, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 46 pages

Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3096, to designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the “Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4771, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate anabolic steroids, and the bill was then passed. 12 pages  

EPS Service Parts Act: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5057, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to permit exemptions for external power supplies from certain efficiency standards, and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

Mortgages, Mortgage Foreclosure, and Eviction: Senate passed S. 3008, to extend temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction. 4 pages

United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 2338, to reauthorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency. 6 pages

Melville Hall of United States Merchant Marine Academy: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. 2983, to allow for a contract for operation of Melville Hall of United States Merchant Marine Academy after gift by United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation, Inc., for renovation of such hall, and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

Amended Provisions for the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012: Senate passed H.R. 2591, to amend certain provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. 4 pages

Russian Federation Sanctions: Senate passed H.R. 5859, to impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, to provide additional assistance to Ukraine. 42 pages

Collectible Coin Protection Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2754, to amend the Hobby Protection Act to make unlawful the provision of assistance or support in violation of that Act, and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System: Senate passed H.R. 3572, to revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units. 6 pages

Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act: Senate passed H.R. 1206, to grant the Secretary of the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps. 10 pages

John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center and James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 1378, to designate the United States Federal Judicial Center located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the “John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center'' and to designate the United States courthouse located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the “James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse''. 4 pages

May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act: Senate passed H.R. 5050, to repeal the Act of May 31, 1918. 4 pages

EARLY Act Reauthorization: Senate passed H.R. 5185, to reauthorize the Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009. 4 pages

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Senate passed H.R. 5816, to extend the authorization for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. 4 pages

Transnational Drug Trafficking Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 706, to provide the Department of Justice with additional tools to target extraterritorial drug trafficking activity, and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

Barry M. Goldwater Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3027, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 Miller Valley Road in Prescott, Arizona, as the “Barry M. Goldwater Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Staff Sergeant Manuel V. Mendoza Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4416, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 161 Live Oak Street in Miami, Arizona, as the “Staff Sergeant Manuel V. Mendoza Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Specialist Keith Erin Grace, Jr. Memorial Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4651, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 601 West Baker Road in Baytown, Texas as the “Specialist Keith Erin Grace, Jr. Memorial Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Colonel M.J. `Mac' Dube, USMC Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5331, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms, California, as the “Colonel M.J. `Mac' Dube, USMC Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Federal Correctional Officer Scott J. Williams Memorial Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5562, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc, California, as the “Federal Correctional Officer Scott J. Williams Memorial Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Care Improvement Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4276, to extend and modify a pilot program on assisted living services for veterans with traumatic brain injury, and the bill was then passed. 8 pages

Juanita Millender-McDonald Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5687, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, as the “Juanita Millender-McDonald Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Security Clearance Accountability, Reform, and Enhancement Act: Senate passed S. 1744, to strengthen the accountability of individuals involved in misconduct affecting the integrity of background investigations, to update guidelines for position designation, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the committee amendment to the title. 10 pages

Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act: Senate passed H.R. 2901, to strengthen implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 by improving the capacity of the United States Government to implement, leverage, and monitor and evaluate programs to provide first-time or improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene to the world's poorest on an equitable and sustainable basis. 22 pages

National Park Service and Related Programs: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1068, to enact title 54, United States Code, “National Park Service and Related Programs'', as positive law, and the bill was then passed. 223 pages

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2866, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of Boys Town, and the bill was then passed, 10 pages

Tax Increase Prevention Act: By 76 yeas to 16 nays (Vote No. 364), Senate passed H.R. 5771, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, 176 pages

Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act: Senate passed H.R. 3608, to amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. 4 pages

Father Richard Marquess-Barry Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4030, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 18640 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida, as the “Father Richard Marquess-Barry Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Mni Wiconi Project Act Amendments: Senate passed S. 684, to amend the Mni Wiconi Project Act of 1988 to facilitate completion of the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply System, after agreeing to the committee amendments, 14 pages

Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act: Senate passed S. 1800, to require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 12 pages

Continuing Resolution: Senate passed H.J. Res. 130, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015. 3 pages

Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act: By 56 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 354), Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 83, making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 1,696 pages

HOUSE 76 bills, 3,205 pages

Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2014: H.R. 5421, amended, to amend title 11 of the United States Code in order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial institution in bankruptcy; 36 pages

Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2014: H.R. 4924, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Agreement, to provide for the lease of certain land located within Planet Ranch on the Bill Williams River in the State of Arizona to benefit the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species D1059Conservation Program, and to provide for the settlement of specific water rights claims in the Bill Williams River watershed in the State of Arizona; 42 pages

Nevada Native Nations Lands Act: H.R. 2455, amended, to provide for the sale or transfer of certain Federal lands in Nevada; 12 pages

Strengthening Domestic Nuclear Security Act of 2014: H.R. 5629, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to strengthen the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 374 yeas to 11 nays, Roll No. 532; 8 pages

Pest Management Records Modernization Act: H.R. 5714, to permit commercial applicators of pesticides to create, retain, submit, and convey pesticide application-related records, reports, data, and other information in electronic form; 4 pages

No Social Security for Nazis Act: H.R. 5739, to amend the Social Security Act to provide for the termination of Social Security benefits for individuals who participated in Nazi persecution, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 537; 8 pages

SBIC Advisers Relief Act of 2014: H.R. 4200, to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to prevent duplicative regulation of advisers of small business investment companies; 4 pages

Amending the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934: H.R. 5471, to amend the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to specify how clearing requirements apply to certain affiliate transactions; 6 pages

Regulation D Study Act: H.R. 3240, to instruct the Comptroller General of the United States to study the impact of Regulation D, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 422 yeas and with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 538; 4 page

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2014: H.R. 4329, amended, to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996; 40 pages

Housing Assistance Efficiency Act: H.R. 2790, to authorize private nonprofit organizations to administer permanent housing rental assistance provided through the Continuum of Care Program under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; 4 pages

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act: H.R. 2366, amended, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of World War I, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas and 3 nays, Roll No. 539; 10 pages  

Disclosure Modernization and Simplification Act of 2014: H.R. 4569, amended, to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to make certain improvements to form 10-K and regulation S-K. 6 pages

Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014: S. 2040, to exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 534; 14 pages

May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act: H.R. 5050, to repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 535; 4 pages

Coastal Barrier Resources Act: H.R. 3572, amended, to revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in North Carolina, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 536. 6 pages

National Laboratories Mean National Security Act: H.R. 3438, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize use of grants under the Urban Area Security Initiative and the State Homeland Security Grant Program to work in conjunction with a Department of Energy national laboratory, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 386 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 533. 4 pages

Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014: H.R. 5769, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2015, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 541; 114 pages

United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014: S. 2673, to enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel. 20 pages

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014: The House passed H.R. 647, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, by a yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas to 17 nays, Roll No. 545. 54 pages

Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014: The House passed H.R. 5771, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, by a recorded vote of 378 ayes to 46 noes, Roll No. 544. 176 pages

Adding Ebola to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 2917, to expand the program of priority review to encourage treatments for tropical diseases. 4 pages

Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 669, to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life, and concur in the Senate amendments. 14 pages

Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014: The House agreed to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3979, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-58, modified by the amendments printed in part A of House Report 113-646, by a yea-and-nay vote of 300 yeas to 119 nays, Roll No. 551. 6 pages

Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014: The House passed H.R. 5759, to establish a rule of construction clarifying the limitations on executive authority to provide certain forms of immigration relief, by a yea-and-nay vote of 219 ayes to 197 noes with 3 answering “present'', Roll No. 550. 6 pages

Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 5385, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 55 Grasso Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri, as the “Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office''; 4 pages

Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 5794, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 16105 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield, Missouri, as the “Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher Post Office''; 4 pages

Father Richard Marquess-Barry Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 4030, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 18640 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida, as the “Father Richard Marquess-Barry Post Office Building''; 4 pages

Federal Correctional Officer Scott J. Williams Memorial Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 5562, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc, California, as the “Federal Correctional Officer Scott J. Williams Memorial Post Office Building''; 4 pages

Juanita Millender-McDonald Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 5687, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, as the “Juanita Millender-McDonald Post Office''; 4 pages

R. Jess Brown United States Courthouse Designation Act: H.R. 579, to designate the United States courthouse located at 501 East Court Street in Jackson, Mississippi, as the “R. Jess Brown United States Courthouse''; 4 pages

James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway and James L. Oberstar National Scenic Byway Designation Act: H.R. 4926, amended, to designate the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway'' and the “James L. Oberstar National Scenic Byway'' in the State of Minnesota; 4 pages

Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse Designation Act: H.R. 5146, to designate the United States courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the “Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse''; 4 pages

Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Designation Act: S. 1434, to designate the Junction City Community-Based Outpatient Clinic located at 715 Southwind Drive, Junction City, Kansas, as the Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz Community-Based Outpatient Clinic; 4 pages

Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Act of 2013: S. 229, to designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 3900 Woodland Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the “Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center''; 4 pages

Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic Designation Act: S. 2921, to designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 310 Home Boulevard in Galesburg, Illinois, as the “Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic''. 4 pages

Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 2901, to strengthen implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 by improving the capacity of the United States Government to implement, leverage, and monitor and evaluate programs to provide first-time or improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene to the world's poorest on an equitable and sustainable basis. 22 pages

Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail Designation Act: H.R. 5086, amended, to amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail; 4 pages

Western Oregon Indian Tribal Lands Act: H.R. 5701, amended, to require that certain Federal lands be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of federally recognized tribes in the State of Oregon; 20 pages

EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2014: H.R. 5185, amended, to reauthorize the Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009; 4 pages

Propane Education and Research Enhancement Act of 2014: H.R. 5705, to modify certain provisions relating to the Propane Education and Research Council; 4 pages

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2014: H.R. 5764, to authorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; 8 pages

To release the city of St. Clair, Missouri from all restrictions related to the St. Clair Regional Airport: S. 2759, to release the City of St. Clair, Missouri, from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport;  6 pages

James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse Designation Act: H.R. 1378, amended, to designate the United States courthouse located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the “James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse' 4 pages

Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act: H.R. 5059, amended, to direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, to review the terms or characterization of the discharge or separation of certain individuals from the Armed Forces, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 4 pages

California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014: The House passed H.R. 5781, to provide short-term water supplies to drought-stricken California, by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 553. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, December 8. 28 pages

Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014: S. 1691, to amend title 5, United States Code, to improve the security of the United States border and to provide for reforms and rates of pay for border patrol agents; 44 page

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015: Concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 4681, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 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 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 325 yeas to 100 nays, Roll No. 558; 74 pages

Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act: Concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2719, to require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 425 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 559; 22 pages

Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act: Concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1204, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 560; 14 pages

DHS OIG Mandates Revision Act of 2014: S. 2651, to repeal certain mandates of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General; 6 pages

United States Cotton Futures Act: H.R. 5810, to amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to exclude certain cotton futures contracts from coverage under such Act; 4 pages

Naval Vessel Transfer Act: S. 1683, to provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients; 16 pages

Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014: S. 2142, to impose targeted sanctions on persons responsible for violations of human rights of antigovernment protesters in Venezuela and to strengthen civil society in Venezuela; 16 pages

Feed the Future Global Food Security Act of 2014: H.R. 5656, amended, to authorize the Feed the Future Initiative to reduce global poverty and hunger in developing countries on a sustainable basis. 14 pages

Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014: The House passed S. 2244, to extend the termination date of the Terrorism Insurance Program established under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, by a yea-and-nay vote of 417 yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 557. 58 pages

Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2014: S. 1000, to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 555. 12 pages

Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 1281, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize programs under part A of title XI of such Act, and concur in the Senate amendment. 18 pages

Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 2521, to amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for reform to Federal information security. 42 pages

Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 2444, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2015 through 2016. 114 pages

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Authorization: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 5816, to extend the authorization for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. 4 pages

Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 2270, to clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. 8 pages

Soledad Canyon Settlement Act: H.R. 5742, to provide to the Secretary of the Interior a mechanism to cancel contracts for the sale of materials CA-20139 and CA-22901; 14 pages

Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014: Concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 4007, to recodify and reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program; 24 pages

Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Advancement Act of 2014: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 2952, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws relating to the advancement of security technologies for critical infrastructure protection; 10 pages

National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014: S. 2519, to codify an existing operations center for cybersecurity. 20 pages

John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act: H.R. 5699, amended, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 361 yeas to 39 nays, Roll No. 564. 4 pages

Requiring the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 5803, to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources. 6 pages

Amending certain provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 2591, to amend certain provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. 4 pages

Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2640, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon. 10 pages

Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act of 2014: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 1474, to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to eliminate the use of valid court orders to secure lockup of status offenders. 4 pages

Cybersecurity Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 1353, to provide for an ongoing, voluntary public-private partnership to improve cybersecurity and to strengthen cybersecurity research and development, workforce development and education, and public awareness and preparedness. 46 pages

Enhancing the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R.3329, to enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, and increase individual savings. 4 pages

Imposing sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation and providing additional assistance to Ukraine: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 5859, to impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation and to provide additional assistance to Ukraine. 42 pages

United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 2338, to reauthorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency. 6 pages

Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2014: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 3008, to extend temporarily the extended period of protection D1127for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction. 4 pages

Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.J. Res. 130, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015. 3 pages

Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015: The House agreed to the motion to concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-59, modified by the amendment printed in H. Rept. 113-655, to H.R. 83, to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of action plans aimed at reducing reliance onimported fossil fuels and increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resource, by a yea-and-nay vote of 219 yeas to 206 nays, Roll No. 563. 1696 pages

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