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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

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.

BUSINESS MEETING
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 
amendment;
  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.

NOMINATION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of David Friedman, of New York, to be Ambassador to Israel.
YEMEN
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, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts.

BUSINESS MEETING
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.

BUSINESS MEETING
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to be Director of National 
Intelligence.

INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence 
community.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.
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