Sen. Harry ReidDemocrat
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Honors the former First Lady, Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson and her service to the United States.
|S1933: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide grants to small public drinking water systems [0 comments]|
Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a Small Public Water System Assistance Program, including a program for Indian tribes, to assist small water systems in complying with national primary drinking water regulations.
|SR79: A resolution relative to the death of Representative Charles W. Norwood, Jr., of Georgia [0 comments]|
- Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorable Charles W. Norwood, Jr., a former member of the House of Representatives from Georgia.
- Declares that when the Senate adjourns on February 13, 2007, it stand adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of Representative Norwood.
- Authorizes a point of order by any Senator against consideration of a conference report that includes any matter not committed to the conferees by either chamber.
- Adds Rule XLIV (Earmarks) to the Standing Rules of the Senate to make it out of order to consider any Senate bill, amendment, or conference report, unless a list of all its earmarks, the identity of the Member or Members proposing them, and an explanation of their essential governmental purpose, along with any associated joint statement of managers, is made available to all Members, and to the general public on the Internet, for at least 48 hours before its consideration.
- Amends Rule XXVIII (Conference Committee; Reports; Open Meetings) to make it out of order to consider a conference report unless it is available to all Members and the general public on the Internet for at least 48 hours before its consideration.
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|SR457: A resolution recognizing the cultural and historical significance of the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival [0 comments]|
- Recognizes the cultural and historical significance of the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival.
- Wishes Chinese-Americans and all those who observe this holiday a happy and prosperous new year.
Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a congressional gold medal to Michael Ellis DeBakey, M.D. (who performed the first successful coronary bypass, pioneered the field of telemedicine, was elected the first President of Baylor College of Medicine, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction and the National Medal of Science) in recognition of his many outstanding contributions to the nation.
- Expresses the deepest gratitude of the Senate to Senator Ted Stevens for his dedication and commitment during his service as the President Pro Tempore.
- Designates Senator Stevens President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the U.S. Senate, as a token of appreciation for his long and faithful service.
|S1638: A bill to adjust the salaries of Federal justices and judges, and for other purposes [0 comments]|
Increases the salaries of certain federal judges and Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
|S1664: A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., in recognition of his important contributions to the Progressive movement, the State of Wisconsin, and the United States [0 comments]|
- Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue $1 coins in commemoration of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., and emblematic of his life and accomplishments.
- Restricts coin issuance to calendar year 2008. Imposes a surcharge of $10 per coin, to be deposited into the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
|S85: A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to clarify that territories and Indian tribes are eligible to receive grants for confronting the use of methamphetamine [0 comments]|
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include territories and Indian tribes as eligible grant recipients (or reaffirm such eligibility) under the programs to: (1) address the manufacture, sale, and use of methamphetamine; (2) aid children in homes in which methamphetamine or other drugs are unlawfully manufactured, distributed, dispensed, or used; and (3) address methamphetamine use by pregnant and parenting women offenders.