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U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AND U.S. AFRICA COMMAND
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine United
States Central Command and United States Africa Command, after receiving
testimony from General Joseph L. Votel, USA, Commander, United States
Central Command, and General Thomas D. Waldhauser, USMC, Commander, United
States Africa Command, both of the Department of Defense.
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered
favorably reported the following business items:
S. 327, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a safe
harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, with an
S. 444, to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to expand the investor
limitation for qualifying venture capital funds under an exemption from the
definition of an investment company;
S. 462, to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to refund or
credit certain excess payments made to the Commission;
S. 484, to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an
exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any
other possession of the United States; and
S. 488, to increase the threshold for disclosures required by the
Securities and Exchange Commission relating to compensatory benefit plans.
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the
nomination of David Friedman, of New York, to be Ambassador to Israel.
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine
resolving the conflict in Yemen, focusing on U.S. interests, risks, and
policy, after receiving testimony from Thomas Joscelyn, Foundation for
Defense of Democracies, Dafna H. Rand, National Defense University Near East
South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, and Gerald M. Feierstein, Middle
East Institute Center for Gulf Affairs, all of Washington, D.C.
USE OF SCIENCE IN THE RULEMAKING PROCESS
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on
Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management concluded a hearing to examine
agency use of science in the rulemaking process, focusing on proposals for
improving transparency and accountability, after receiving testimony from
Susan E. Dudley, The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of
Public Policy and Public Administration Regulatory Studies Center, and Nancy
B. Beck, American Chemistry Council, both of Washington, D.C.; and Andrew A.
Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy,
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the
following business items:
S. 419, to require adequate reporting on the Public Safety Officers'
Benefits program; and
The nominations of Danny C. Reeves, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the
United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2019,
and Charles R. Breyer, of California, to be a Member of the United States
Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2021.
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee ordered favorably reported the
nomination of Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to be Director of National
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence
Committee recessed subject to the call.
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