ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 61
(Senate - April 26, 2012)

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                         ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS


                                 S. 207

  At the request of Mr. Kohl, the name of the Senator from Oregon (Mr. 
Merkley) was added as a cosponsor of S. 207, a bill to amend the 
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the COPS 
ON THE BEAT grant program, and for other purposes.


                                 S. 250

  At the request of Mr. Leahy, the name of the Senator from Oregon (Mr. 
Merkley) was added as a cosponsor of S. 250, a bill to protect crime 
victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples 
collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and 
expand the DNA testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime 
laboratories, to increase research and development of new DNA testing 
technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection 
and use of DNA evidence, to provide post conviction testing of DNA 
evidence to exonerate the innocent, to improve the performance of 
counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes.


                                 S. 434

  At the request of Mr. Cochran, the name of the Senator from Kansas 
(Mr. Moran) was added as a cosponsor of S. 434, a bill to improve and 
expand geographic literacy among kindergarten through grade 12 students 
in the United States by improving professional development programs for 
kindergarten through grade 12 teachers offered through institutions of 
higher education.


                                 S. 491

  At the request of Mr. Pryor, the name of the Senator from Maryland 
(Ms. Mikulski) was added as a cosponsor of S. 491, a bill to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve 
components of the Armed Forces of certain persons by honoring them with 
status as veterans under law, and for other purposes.


                                 S. 722

  At the request of Mr. Wyden, the name of the Senator from Minnesota 
(Ms. Klobuchar) was added as a cosponsor of S. 722, a bill to 
strengthen and protect Medicare hospice programs.


                                 S. 750

  At the request of Mr. Durbin, the name of the Senator from New York 
(Mrs. Gillibrand) was added as a cosponsor of S. 750, a bill to reform 
the financing of Senate elections, and for other purposes.


                                 S. 889

  At the request of Mr. Rockefeller, the name of the Senator from 
Arkansas (Mr. Pryor) was added as a cosponsor of S. 889, a bill to 
require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of 
the centennial of the establishment of Mother's Day.


                                S. 1133

  At the request of Mr. Wyden, the name of the Senator from Oklahoma 
(Mr. Coburn) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1133, a bill to prevent the 
evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, and for other 
purposes.


                                S. 1162

  At the request of Mr. DeMint, the names of the Senator from Oklahoma 
(Mr. Coburn), the Senator from Pennsylvania (Mr. Toomey), the Senator 
from Georgia (Mr. Chambliss), the Senator from Indiana (Mr. Coats), the 
Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Vitter), the Senator from Utah (Mr. Lee) 
and the Senator from New Hampshire (Ms. Ayotte) were added as 
cosponsors of S. 1162, a bill to authorize the International Trade 
Commission to develop and recommend legislation for temporarily 
suspending duties, and for other purposes.


                                S. 1202

  At the request of Mr. Leahy, the name of the Senator from Connecticut 
(Mr. Blumenthal) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1202, a bill to amend 
the Immigration and Nationality Act to reaffirm the United States' 
historic commitment to protecting refugees who are fleeing persecution 
or torture.


                                S. 1301

  At the request of Mr. Leahy, the names of the Senator from Rhode 
Island (Mr. Whitehouse) and the Senator from Rhode Island (Mr. Reed) 
were added as cosponsors of S. 1301, a bill to authorize appropriations 
for fiscal years 2012 through 2015 for the Trafficking Victims 
Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in 
persons, and for other purposes.


                                S. 1718

  At the request of Mr. Wyden, the name of the Senator from Arizona 
(Mr. Kyl) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1718, a bill to amend title 
XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of 
Medicare secondary payer rules for certain claims.


                                S. 1773

  At the request of Mr. Brown of Ohio, the name of the Senator from 
Illinois (Mr. Durbin) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1773, a bill to 
promote local and

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regional farm and food systems, and for other purposes.


                                S. 1872

  At the request of Mr. Casey, the names of the Senator from Maine (Ms. 
Collins) and the Senator from South Dakota (Mr. Johnson) were added as 
cosponsors of S. 1872, a bill 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, 
and for other purposes.


                                S. 1946

  At the request of Mr. Whitehouse, the name of the Senator from 
Louisiana (Ms. Landrieu) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1946, a bill to 
require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United 
States to establish registered agents in the United States who are 
authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers.


                                S. 1989

  At the request of Ms. Cantwell, the name of the Senator from Rhode 
Island (Mr. Whitehouse) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1989, a bill to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the minimum 
low-income housing tax credit rate for unsubsidized buildings and to 
provide a minimum 4 percent credit rate for existing buildings.


                                S. 1993

  At the request of Mr. Nelson of Florida, the names of the Senator 
from Maryland (Mr. Cardin) and the Senator from Rhode Island (Mr. 
Whitehouse) were added as cosponsors of S. 1993, a bill to posthumously 
award a Congressional Gold Medal to Lena Horne in recognition of her 
achievements and contributions to American culture and the civil rights 
movement.


                                S. 2010

  At the request of Mr. Kerry, the name of the Senator from 
Massachusetts (Mr. Brown) was added as a cosponsor of S. 2010, a bill 
to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government 
pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.


                                S. 2050

  At the request of Ms. Snowe, the name of the Senator from New York 
(Mrs. Gillibrand) was added as a cosponsor of S. 2050, a bill to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain provisions of the 
Creating Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and for other purposes.


                                S. 2069

  At the request of Ms. Mikulski, the name of the Senator from New 
Jersey (Mr. Menendez) was added as a cosponsor of S. 2069, a bill to 
amend the Public Health Service Act to speed American innovation in 
research and drug development for the leading causes of death that are 
the most costly chronic conditions for our Nation, to save American 
families and the Federal and State governments money, and to help 
family caregivers.


                                S. 2112

  At the request of Mr. Begich, the name of the Senator from West 
Virginia (Mr. Rockefeller) was added as a cosponsor of S. 2112, a bill 
to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize space-available 
travel on military aircraft for members of the reserve components, a 
member or former member of a reserve component who is eligible for 
retired pay but for age, widows and widowers of retired members, and 
dependents.


                                S. 2121

  At the request of Ms. Klobuchar, the name of the Senator from Oregon 
(Mr. Wyden) was added as a cosponsor of S. 2121, a bill to modify the 
Department of Defense Program Guidance relating to the award of Post-
Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence administrative absence days to 
members of the reserve components to exempt any member whose qualified 
mobilization commenced before October 1, 2011, and continued on or 
after that date, from the changes to the program guidance that took 
effect on that date.


                                S. 2165

  At the request of Mrs. Boxer, the names of the Senator from Delaware 
(Mr. Coons), the Senator from Utah (Mr. Lee) and the Senator from 
Alaska (Mr. Begich) were added as cosponsors of S. 2165, a bill to 
enhance strategic cooperation between the United States and Israel, and 
for other purposes.


                                S. 2173

  At the request of Mr. DeMint, the names of the Senator from Wyoming 
(Mr. Barrasso), the Senator from North Carolina (Mr. Burr), the Senator 
from Georgia (Mr. Chambliss), the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cornyn), the 
Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Graham), the Senator from Iowa (Mr. 
Grassley), the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Inhofe), the Senator from 
Nevada (Mr. Heller), the Senator from Arizona (Mr. McCain), the Senator 
from Kansas (Mr. Moran), the Senator from Florida (Mr. Rubio) and the 
Senator from Alabama (Mr. Sessions) were added as cosponsors of S. 
2173, a bill to preserve and protect the free choice of individual 
employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain 
from such activities.


                                S. 2219

  At the request of Mr. Whitehouse, the name of the Senator from North 
Carolina (Mrs. Hagan) was added as a cosponsor of S. 2219, a bill to 
amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for 
additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor 
organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes.


                                S. 2237

  At the request of Mr. Reid, the name of the Senator from Rhode Island 
(Mr. Whitehouse) was added as a cosponsor of S. 2237, a bill to provide 
a temporary income tax credit for increased payroll and extend bonus 
depreciation for an additional year, and for other purposes.


                                S. 2255

  At the request of Mr. Burr, the names of the Senator from Alaska (Mr. 
Begich), the Senator from New Mexico (Mr. Bingaman) and the Senator 
from Maryland (Ms. Mikulski) were added as cosponsors of S. 2255, a 
bill to amend chapter 1 of title 36, United States Code, to add Welcome 
Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a patriotic and National observance.


                                S. 2320

  At the request of Ms. Ayotte, the name of the Senator from Nevada 
(Mr. Heller) was added as a cosponsor of S. 2320, a bill to direct the 
American Battle Monuments Commission to provide for the ongoing 
maintenance of Clark Veterans Cemetery in the Republic of the 
Philippines, and for other purposes.


                                S. 2325

  At the request of Mr. Nelson of Florida, the names of the Senator 
from Kansas (Mr. Moran), the Senator from Alaska (Mr. Begich), the 
Senator from Ohio (Mr. Brown) and the Senator from Missouri (Mrs. 
McCaskill) were added as cosponsors of S. 2325, a bill to authorize 
further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense 
system.


                                S. 2338

  At the request of Mr. Johanns, his name was added as a cosponsor of 
S. 2338, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.


                                S. 2343

  At the request of Mr. Reid, the names of the Senator from Washington 
(Mrs. Murray), the Senator from New York (Mrs. Gillibrand), the Senator 
from Vermont (Mr. Sanders), the Senator from Rhode Island (Mr. 
Whitehouse), the Senator from Oregon (Mr. Wyden), the Senator from 
Minnesota (Mr. Franken), the Senator from Alaska (Mr. Begich), the 
Senator from Connecticut (Mr. Blumenthal) and the Senator from Oregon 
(Mr. Merkley) were added as cosponsors of S. 2343, a bill to amend the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for 
Federal Direct Stafford Loans, and for other purposes.


                                S. 2344

  At the request of Mr. Vitter, the name of the Senator from Louisiana 
(Ms. Landrieu) was added as a cosponsor of S. 2344, a bill to extend 
the National Flood Insurance Program until December 31, 2012.


                                S. 2366

  At the request of Mr. Alexander, the names of the Senator from Ohio 
(Mr. Portman), the Senator from Nevada (Mr. Heller), the Senator from 
Florida (Mr. Rubio) and the Senator from South Dakota (Mr. Thune) were 
added as cosponsors of S. 2366, a bill to extend student loan interest 
rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans.


                              S. RES. 227

  At the request of Mr. Webb, the name of the Senator from Rhode Island 
(Mr. Whitehouse) was added as a cosponsor

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of S. Res. 227, a resolution calling for the protection of the Mekong 
River Basin and increased United States support for delaying the 
construction of mainstream dams along the Mekong River.


                              S. RES. 380

  At the request of Mr. Graham, the name of the Senator from Wisconsin 
(Mr. Kohl) was added as a cosponsor of S. Res. 380, a resolution to 
express the sense of the Senate regarding the importance of preventing 
the Government of Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.


                              S. RES. 419

  At the request of Mr. Cardin, his name was added as a cosponsor of S. 
Res. 419, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that public 
servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service 
to the United States during Public Service Recognition week.


                              S. RES. 436

  At the request of Mr. Begich, the name of the Senator from Alaska 
(Ms. Murkowski) was added as a cosponsor of S. Res. 436, a resolution 
designating the week of April 22 through 28, 2012, as the ``Week of the 
Young Child''.


                              S. RES. 439

  At the request of Mr. Blumenthal, the name of the Senator from 
Washington (Ms. Cantwell) was added as a cosponsor of S. Res. 439, a 
resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Village Voice Media 
Holdings, LLC should eliminate the ``adult entertainment'' section of 
the classified advertising website Backpage.com.

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