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Committee Meetings

THE NEXT FARM BILL: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, 
and Research held a hearing entitled “The Next Farm Bill: Agricultural 
Research”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE NEXT FARM BILL: FORESTRY INITIATIVES
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry 
held a hearing entitled “The Next Farm Bill: Forestry Initiatives”. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE--EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THE 
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled 
“Investing in the Future--Early Childhood Education Programs at the 
Department of Health and Human Services”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

MEMBERS' DAY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, 
and Related Programs held a hearing entitled “Members' Day”. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Babin, Blumenauer, Cartwright, 
Donovan, Engel, Espaillat, Foster, Garamendi, Griffith, Jackson Lee, 
Kennedy, McGovern, Schiff, and Yoho.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN 
DEVELOPMENT
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing 
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing 
on the Department of Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. Testimony was heard from David A. Montoya, Inspector 
General, Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Calvin L. 
Scovel III, Inspector General, Department of Transportation.

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE U.S. NAVY
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
entitled “The Current State of the U.S. Navy”. Testimony was heard 
from the following U.S. Navy officials: Vice Admiral Philip H. Cullom, 
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics; 
Vice Admiral Luke M. McCollum, Chief of Naval Reserve, Navy Reserve 
Force; and Vice Admiral Joseph P. Mulloy, Deputy Chief of Naval 
Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources.

OVERSIGHT REVIEW OF INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS AND PROJECTS READY FOR 
IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION IN THE NUCLEAR SECURITY ENTERPRISE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Oversight Review of 
Infrastructure Needs and Projects Ready for Immediate Implementation in 
the Nuclear Security Enterprise”. Testimony was heard from Frank 
Klotz, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration; James 
McConnell, Associate Administrator for Safety, Infrastructure, and 
Operations, National Nuclear Security Administration; Charlie McMillan, 
Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Sean Sullivan, Chairman, 
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

THE EFFECT OF SEQUESTRATION AND CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS ON ARMY 
MODERNIZATION AND READINESS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces held a hearing entitled “The Effect of Sequestration and 
Continuing Resolutions on Army Modernization and Readiness”. Testimony 
was heard from Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, Deputy Chief of 
Staff, Army G-3/5/7; and Lieutenant General John M. Murray, Deputy 
Chief of Staff, Army G-8.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a markup on reconciliation 
submissions. The reconciliation submissions were ordered reported, 
without amendment.

HONORING OUR COMMITMENT TO RECOVER AND PROTECT MISSING AND EXPLOITED 
CHILDREN
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled “Honoring Our Commitment to Recover and Protect Missing and 
Exploited Children”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

DISRUPTER SERIES: SMART COMMUNITIES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled “Disrupter Series: Smart 
Communities”. Testimony was heard from Brenna Berman, Commissioner and 
Chief Information Officer, Chicago Department of Innovation and 
Technology; Kyle Chisek, Director of Bureau Relations, City of 
Portland, Oregon, Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler; Jennifer Gallagher, 
Director, Department of Public Service, City of Columbus, Ohio; 
Alexander Pazuchanics, Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor, City of 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and public witnesses.

REINVESTMENT AND REHABILITATION OF OUR NATION'S SAFE DRINKING WATER 
DELIVERY SYSTEMS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled “Reinvestment and Rehabilitation of Our Nation's Safe 
Drinking Water Delivery Systems”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

SOUND MONETARY POLICY
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and 
Trade held a hearing entitled “Sound Monetary Policy”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM: A COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance 
held a hearing entitled “Flood Insurance Reform: A Community 
Perspective”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

IMMIGRATION BENEFITS VETTING: EXAMINING CRITICAL WEAKNESSES IN USCIS 
SYSTEMS
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Management Efficiency held a hearing entitled “Immigration Benefits 
Vetting: Examining Critical Weaknesses in USCIS Systems”. Testimony 
was heard from Lori Scialabba, Acting Director, U.S.

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Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security; 
Carol Harris, Director, Information Technology Acquisition Management 
Issues, Government Accountability Office; and John Roth, Inspector 
General, Department of Homeland Security.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on S. 305, the 
“Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017”. S. 305 was ordered 
reported, without amendment.

BRINGING JUSTICE CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE: EXAMINING IDEAS FOR 

RESTRUCTURING THE 9TH CIRCUIT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual 
Property, and the Internet held a hearing entitled “Bringing Justice 
Closer to the People: Examining Ideas for Restructuring the 9th 
Circuit”. Testimony was heard from the following officials from the 
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: Sidney Thomas, 
Chief Circuit Judge; Carlos Bea, Circuit Judge; Alex Kozinski, Circuit 
Judge; and public witnesses.

COMBATING CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN: ASSESSING THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland 
Security, and Investigations held a hearing entitled “Combating Crimes 
Against Children: Assessing the Legal Landscape”. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.

IDENTIFYING INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE IDEAS FOR THE NATIONAL PARK 
SERVICE AND FOREST SERVICE
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a 
hearing entitled “Identifying Innovative Infrastructure Ideas for the 
National Park Service and Forest Service”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
markup on H.R. 756, the “Postal Service Reform Act of 2017”; and H.R. 
760, the “Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2017”. H.R. 756 
and H.R. 760 were ordered reported, as amended.

CAFETERIA PLANS: A MENU OF NON-OPTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and 
Capital Access held a hearing entitled “Cafeteria Plans: A Menu of 
Non-Options for Small Business Owners”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AMERICA: THE NATIONAL 
PREPAREDNESS SYSTEM
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a 
hearing entitled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: 
The National Preparedness System”. Testimony was heard from Tom 
Roberts, Assistant Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 
and public witnesses.


                             Joint Meetings

  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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