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Committee Meetings

CRAFTING AN INFORMATION WARFARE AND COUNTER-PROPAGANDA STRATEGY FOR THE 
EMERGING SECURITY ENVIRONMENT
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and 
Capabilities held a hearing entitled “Crafting an Information Warfare 
and Counter-Propaganda Strategy for the Emerging Security 
Environment”. Testimony was heard from Timothy Thomas, Senior Analyst, 
Foreign Military Studies Office; and public witnesses.

DISRUPTER SERIES: ADVANCED MATERIALS AND PRODUCTION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled “Disrupter Series: 
Advanced Materials and Production”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

MODERNIZING ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO 

EXPANDING HYDROPOWER GENERATION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled “Modernizing Energy Infrastructure: Challenges and 
Opportunities to Expanding Hydropower Generation”. Testimony was heard 
from Kieran Connolly, Vice President, Generation and Asset Management, 
Bonneville Power Administration; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF MARINE MONUMENTS AND 
SANCTUARIES
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans 
held a hearing entitled “Examining the Creation and Management of 
Marine Monuments and Sanctuaries”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

HOUSE BILL TO IMPROVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS 
AFFAIRS TO HIRE AND RETAIN PHYSICIANS AND OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE 
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; VA 
ACCOUNTABILITY FIRST ACT OF 2017; VETERANS 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1367, to 
improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and 
retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, and for other purposes; H.R. 1259, the “VA Accountability 
First Act of 2017”; and H.R. 1181, the “Veterans 2nd Amendment 
Protection Act”. The committee granted, by record vote of 8-3, a 
structured rule for H.R. 1259. The rule provides one hour of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The rule waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in 
order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 
115-7 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives 
all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments 
printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 
may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered 
only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided 
and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject 
to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part A of the report. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. Additionally, the rule grants a 
structured rule for H.R. 1367. The rule provides one hour of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The rule waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in 
order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 
115-6 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives 
all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments 
printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 
may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered 
only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided 
and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject 
to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. Lastly, the rule grants a closed 
rule for H.R. 1181. The rule provides one hour of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The rule

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waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all 
points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one 
motion to recommit. Testimony was heard from Representatives Roe of 
Tennessee, Walz, Esty, Takano, Wenstrup, and Lynch.

REAUTHORIZATION OF THE MATERNAL, INFANT, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME 
VISITING PROGRAM
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Human Resources held a 
hearing entitled “Reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early 
Childhood Home Visiting Program”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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