Jul 31 2008
The National Pain Care Policy Act of 2008 is aimed at overcoming obstacles to pain care by coordinating research, improving healthcare provider education and raising awareness of pain and pain management. The bill would bring relief to an estimated 75 million Americans who suffer from chronic or acute pain.
Jul 11 2008
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow banks to be taxed as limited liability companies, and for other purposes.
Jun 06 2008
A resolution honoring Dr. Feng Shan Ho, a man of great courage and humanity, who saved the lives of thousands of Austrian Jews between 1938 and 1940.
May 22 2008
Designates August 2008 as Digital Television Transition Awareness Month to increase public awareness and encourage consumers to learn about the government coupon program for obtaining converter boxes. Encourages consumers to make the transition well before the conversion date (February 17, 2009). Encourages local nonprofit organizations to assist households in applying for the coupons and installing converter boxes and to educate consumers about Web sites and other sources of transition information.
May 13 2008
Amends H.R. 980 to provide for a public safety officer bill of rights.
May 01 2008
Designates May 5-May 9, 2008, as the 7th annual National Substitute Teacher Recognition Week. Recognizes the vital role substitute teachers play in a child's education.
Apr 09 2008
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify certain provisions applicable to real estate investment trusts, and for other purposes.
Mar 13 2008
Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 70) condemns the unwise practice of diversion of funds from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). By stopping the short-sighted practice of fee-diversion, Congress would ensure that all funds collected are available to modernize the USPTO and increase the number of examiners so that U.S. entrepreneurs receive swift, precise decisions to secure their intellectual property.