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On the Floor
On June 18, 2007, the House passed the International Nuclear Fuel for Peace and Nonproliferation Act, H.R. 885, which supports the creation of an international nuclear fuel bank so that any country seeking to develop peaceful nuclear power-producing capability will not have to enrich uranium. This bank will make sure that any state that keeps its nuclear nonproliferation commitments can get the fuel it needs without establishing its own fuel production facilities.
On June 18, 2007, the House passed a resolution urging warring parties in northern Uganda to commit to a political resolution of the brutal conflict, H. Con. Res 80.
During the week of June 18, 2007, the House passed a package of bills that strengthen the Small Business Administration and help grow America's businesses and economy. These bills also assist veterans and women, and encourage Native American entrepreneurs.
On December 19, 2007, the House passed the final version of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Act. H.R. 2640. The bill was signed into law on January 8, 2008.
On June 12, 2007, the House passed the Child Labor Protection Act of 2007, H.R. 2637, which would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act by increasing penalties for those who violate child labor provisions. The Fair Labor Standards Act, enacted in 1938, prohibits businesses from employing minors in 'oppressive child labor.' If businesses violate these laws, they can be fined by the Department of Labor.
Six for '06
On June 5, 2007, the House passed a resolution calling on the government of the People's Republic of China to use its unique influence and economic leverage to stop genocide and violence in Darfur, Sudan, H.Res. 422.
On June 20, 2007, the President once again ignored the will of the American people, of leading medical researchers, and of a bipartisan majority of the Congress by vetoing the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. His cruel veto says 'no' to the hopes of million of families across America.