Monday, April 8, 2013

PROYECTS INTRODUCED BY OUR ONLY NON VOTING RESIDENT COMMISIONERS FROM PR IN THE US CONGRESS FROM 2005-2013



LUIS FORTUNO:  109th & 110th CONGRESS -    
2005-2008



Luis Fortuno

109th CONGRESS:
1. [109th] H.R.539 : Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005
2. [109th] H.R.1644 : Puerto Rico Karst Conservation Act
3. [109th] H.R.1673 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Laura Maldonado Caetani.
4. [109th] H.R.1729 : Puerto Rico Medicare Reimbursement Equity Act of 2005
5. [109th] H.R.2180 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the proper tax treatment of variable contracts issued by life insurance companies subject to the laws of PR.
6. [109th] H.R.2181 : Puerto Rico Inclusion Act of 2005
7. [109th] H.R.2182 : National Enterprise Zone Act of 2005
8. [109th] H.R.3365 : Caribbean National Forest Preservation Act of 2005
9. [109th] H.R.3440 : To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Avenida RL Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, as the "Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa Post Office Building".
10. [109th] H.R.4111 : To redesignate the Caribbean National Forest in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as the El Yunque National Forest.
11. [109th] H.R.4206 : To amend section 1011 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to permit Puerto Rico to qualify for Federal reimbursement of emergency health services furnished to undocumented aliens.
12. [109th] H.R.4207 : Puerto Rico Hospitals Medicare DSH Equity Act of 2005
13. [109th] H.R.4368 : To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 60 Calle McKinley, West in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as the "Miguel Angel Garcia Mendez Post Office Building".
14. [109th] H.R.4867 : Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2006
15. [109th] H.R.5026 : To designate the Investigations Building of the Food and Drug Administration located at 466 Fernandez Juncos Avenue in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the "Andres Toro Building".
16. [109th] H.R.6363 : To provide for an additional requirements payment under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to ensure that Puerto Rico is treated in the same manner as other States for purposes of determining the amount of the requirements payment made under such Act, and for other purposes.
17. [109th] H.CON.RES.224 : Calling on the Government of Venezuela to uphold the human rights and civil liberties of the people of Venezuela.
110th CONGRESS:

1. [110th] H.R.414 : To designate the facility of the US Postal Service located at 60 Calle McKinley, West in Mayaguez, PR as the "Miguel Angel Garcia Mendez Post Office Building".
2. [110th] H.R.613 : To amend section 1011 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to permit Puerto Rico to qualify for Federal reimbursement of emergency health services furnished to undocumented aliens.
3. [110th] H.R.614 : To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the cap on Medicaid payments for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.
4. [110th] H.R.615 : Puerto Rico Medicare Reimbursement Equity Act of 2007
5. [110th] H.R.616 : Puerto Rico Hospitals Medicare DSH Equity Act of 2007
6. [110th] H.R.671 : Caribbean National Forest Preservation Act
7. [110th] H.R.672 : Puerto Rico Karst Conservation Act
8. [110th] H.R.762 : Caribbean Basin Trade Enhancement Act of 2007
9. [110th] H.R.763 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction allowable with respect to income attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico.
10. [110th] H.R.848 : To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize assistance to combat HIV/AIDS in certain countries of the Caribbean region.
11. [110th] H.R.1019 : To designate the United States customhouse building located at 31 Gonzalez Clemente Avenue in Mayaguez, PR, as the "Rafael Martinez Nadal United States Customhouse Building".
12. [110th] H.R.1339 : Puerto Rico Economic Stimulus Act of 2007
13. [110th] H.R.1340 : National Enterprise Zone Act of 2007
14. [110th] H.R.1545 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a boundary study to evaluate the significance of Fort San Geronimo and other related resources in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the suitability and feasibility of their inclusion in the National Park System as part of the San Juan National Historic Site, and for other purposes.
15. [110th] H.R.2590 : To provide for an additional requirements payment under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to ensure that Puerto Rico is treated in the same manner as other States for purposes of determining the amount of the requirements payment made under such Act, and for other purposes.
16. [110th] H.R.2789 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply automatic "deemed" enrollment under part B of the Medicare Program to residents of Puerto Rico.
17. [110th] H.R.3658 : To amend the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to permit rest and recuperation travel to United States territories for members of the Foreign Service.
18. [110th] H.R.3737 : To provide for National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration utilization of the Arecibo Observatory.
19. [110th] H.R.4289 : To name the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Ponce, Puerto Rico, as the "Euripides Rubio Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic".
20. [110th] H.R.5046 : To amend the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1974 to repeal the limitation on the authorized uses of the former bombardment area on the island of Culebra and the prohibition on Federal Government responsibility for decontamination of the area.
21. [110th] H.R.5292 : To permit the Secretary of Health and Human Services to directly administer Ryan White part A and B grants for eligible areas, States, or territories that failed to make appropriate use of previous Ryan White part A and B grants.
22. [110th] H.R.5526 : To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Task Force on Medical Facility Improvements in Puerto Rico, and for other purposes.
23. [110th] H.R.5864 : Vieques Bioluminescent Bay Conservation Act of 2008
24. [110th] H.CON.RES.50 : Calling on the Government of Venezuela to uphold the human rights and civil liberties of the people of Venezuela.
25. [110th] H.CON.RES.69 : Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued in honor of Luis A. Ferre.
26. [110th] H.RES.378 : Resolution commending the humanitarian efforts of Red Cross, Red Crescent, and Magen David Adom National Societies worldwide on the occasion of World Red Cross Red Crescent Day.
27. [110th] H.RES.737 : Commemorating October 12, 2007, Spain's National Day.

PEDRO PIERLUISI: 111th, 112th & 113th CONGRESS      
2009-Present

111th CONGRESS
1. H.R.1501 : Puerto Rico Medicare Reimbursement Equity Act of 2009
2. H.R.1502 : Puerto Rico Hospitals Medicare DSH Equity Act of 2009
3. H.R.1809 : To amend title 10, United States Code, to expand the geographical coverage of TRICARE Prime to include Puerto Rico and Guam.
4. H.R.1958 : To amend the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1974 to repeal the limitation on the authorized uses of the former bombardment area on the island of Culebra and the prohibition on Federal Government responsibility for decontamination of the area.
5. H.R.2122 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for allocating the cover over of distilled spirits taxes between Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
6. H.R.2499 : Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
7. H.R.4668 : To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to increase the maximum amount that may be allotted to Puerto Rico under part A of title III.
8. H.R.4669 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide that hospitals located in territories are eligible for electronic health record incentive payments under Medicare in the same manner as hospitals located in one of the 50 States are eligible for such incentive payments.
9. H.R.4833 : Teacher Exchange Act of 2010
10. H.R.6059 : Federal First Offender Improvement Act of 2010


112th CONGRESS
1. [112th] H.R.863 : Teacher Exchange Act of 20112. [112th] H.R.1000 : To amend title 10, United States Code, to increase the number of persons appointed to the military service academies from Puerto Rico from nominations made by the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.
2. [112th] H.R.1000 : To amend title 10, United States Code, to increase the number of persons appointed to the military service academies from Puerto Rico from nominations made by the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.

3. [112th] H.R.1100 : Tsunami Forecasting and Warning Improvement Act of 2011
4. [112th] H.R.1203 : Fairness for the U.S. Territories Under STELA Act
5. [112th] H.R.1273 : Puerto Rico Hospital HITECH Amendments of 2011
6. [112th] H.R.1357 : Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2011
7. [112th] H.R.1550 : Federal Law Enforcement Personnel and Resources Allocation Improvement Act of 2012
8. [112th] H.R.1721 : Strengthening the Teaching of English in PR Act of 2011
9. [112th] H.R.1761 : Marine Turtle Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2011
10. [112th] H.R.1883 : Investing in U.S. Territories, Not Corporations Act of 2011
11. [112th] H.R.2135 : Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Improvement Act of 2011
12. [112th] H.R.2393 : Federal Grant Solicitations Improvement Act of 2011
13. [112th] H.R.2454 : Child Tax Credit Equality for Puerto Rico Act of 2011
14. [112th] H.R.2567 : Federal First Offender Improvement Act of 2011
15. [112th] H.R.3020 : Puerto Rico Investment Promotion Act of 2011
16. [112th] H.R.3812 : Supplemental Security Income Equality Act
17. [112th] H.R.4065 : Puerto Rico Hospital Medicare Reimbursement Equity Act of 2012
18. [112th] H.R.4131 : El Yunque National Forest Preservation Act
19. [112th] H.R.4280 : Puerto Rico Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Restoration Act of 2012
20. [112th] H.R.4605 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the eligibility of activities in Puerto Rico for the deduction for income attributable to domestic production activities.
21. [112th] H.R.5824 : Territorial TANF Equity Act of 2012
22. [112th] H.AMDT.212 to H.R.658 Amendment ensures that airports in Puerto Rico are apportioned grants under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) no differently than grants are apportioned to other airports within the United States and also ensures that the Secretary will not be precluded from making project grants to airports in Puerto Rico from the discretionary fund under AIP.
23. [112th] H.AMDT.222 to H.R.658 An amendment numbered 14 printed in House Report 112-46 to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to continue the essential air service program in Puerto Rico following the sunset date of October 1, 2013. The bill authorizes continuation for Alaska and Hawaii.
24. [112th] H.AMDT.866 to H.R.2838 Amendment Sought to clarify the application of the Passenger Vessel Services Act to vessels operating in Puerto Rico that are not otherwise qualified to transport passengers for hire and that are more than 100 gross tons. Would allow such vessels to transport passengers between ports in Puerto Rico--a non-contiguous jurisdiction of multiple islands.
25. [112th] H.AMDT.1269 to H.R.5855 Amendment allows the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Puerto Rico to supplement funding from the Puerto Rico Trust Fund with general appropriations in the event there is a shortfall.


113th.CONGRESS
1. [113rd] H.R.364 : Supplemental Security Income Equality Act
2. [113rd] H.R.365 : Territorial TANF Equity Act of 2013
3. [113rd] H.R.670 : Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act of 2013
4. [113rd] H.R.1110 : Tsunami Forecasting and Warning Improvement Act of 2013
5. [113rd] H.R.1329 : Marine Turtle Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2013
6. [113rd] H.R.1379 : PR Hospital HITECH Amendments Act of 2013