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Committee Meetings

THE NEXT FARM BILL: NUTRITION DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing 
entitled “The Next Farm Bill: Nutrition Distribution Programs”. 
Testimony was heard

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from Diane Kriviski, Deputy Administrator, Supplemental Nutrition and 
Safety Programs, Food and Nutrition Service; and public witnesses.

THE NEXT FARM BILL: LIVESTOCK PRODUCER PERSPECTIVES
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign 
Agriculture held a hearing entitled “The Next Farm Bill: Livestock 
Producer Perspectives”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE WORLD
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“America's Role in the World”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES OF THE MILITARY SERVICES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a 
hearing entitled “Social Media Policies of the Military Services”. 
Testimony was heard from Lieutenant General Mark A. Brilakis, Deputy 
Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, U.S. Marine Corps; Vice 
Admiral Robert P. Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel, U.S. Navy; Major 
General Jason Evans, Director, Military Personnel Management, U.S. 
Army; Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso, Deputy Chief of Staff for 
Manpower, Personnel and Services, U.S. Air Force; and Anthony M. Kurta, 
Performing the Duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and 
Readiness, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

IMPROVING FEDERAL STUDENT AID TO BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher 
Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled “Improving 
Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students”. Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.

BROADBAND: DEPLOYING AMERICA'S 21ST CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled “Broadband: Deploying America's 
21st Century Infrastructure”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

FENTANYL: THE NEXT WAVE OF THE OPIOID CRISIS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Fentanyl: The Next Wave of the 
Opioid Crisis”. Testimony was heard from Matthew Allen, Assistant 
Director, Homeland Security Investigative Programs, Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; William 
Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State, International Narcotics and 
Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State; Kemp Chester, Acting 
Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Wilson 
Compton, Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National 
Institutes of Health; Debra Houry, Director, National Center for Injury 
Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and 
Louis Milione, Assistant Administrator, Diversion Control Division, 
Drug Enforcement Administration.

THE BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “The Bureau of Consumer 
Financial Protection's Unconstitutional Design”. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.

ENDING THE DE NOVO DROUGHT: EXAMINING THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR DE 

NOVO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled “Ending the De Novo 
Drought: Examining the Application Process for De Novo Financial 
Institutions”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PRESSURING NORTH KOREA: EVALUATING OPTIONS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held 
a hearing entitled “Pressuring North Korea: Evaluating Options”. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Border 
Security held a business meeting on adoption of the Subcommittee's 
Rules of Procedure and Statement of Policy for Private Immigration 
Bills; Statement of Policy on Federal Charters; and Request DHS 
Departmental Reports on the Beneficiaries of H.R. 349, H.R. 780, and 
H.R. 461. The subcommittee's Rules of Procedure and Statement of Policy 
for Private Immigration Bills; Statement of Policy on Federal Charters; 
and Request for DHS Departmental Reports on the Beneficiaries of H.R. 
349, H.R. 780, and H.R. 461 were adopted.

EXAMINING SYSTEMIC MANAGEMENT AND FISCAL CHALLENGES WITHIN THE 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Examining Systemic Management

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and Fiscal Challenges within the Department of Justice”. Testimony was 
heard from Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice; 
and Diana Maurer, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, 
Government Accountability Office.

THE IMPORTANCE OF DOMESTICALLY SOURCED RAW MATERIALS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE 
PROJECTS
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing entitled “The Importance of Domestically 
Sourced Raw Materials for Infrastructure Projects”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
$125 BILLION IN SAVINGS IGNORED: REVIEW OF DOD'S EFFICIENCY STUDY
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled “$125 Billion in Savings Ignored: Review of DoD's 
Efficiency Study”. Testimony was heard from David Tillotson III, 
Acting Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense; Michael 
Bayer, Chairman, Defense Business Board; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING GAO FINDINGS ON DEFICIENCIES AT THE BUREAU OF SAFETY AND 
ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on the 
Interior, Energy and Environment held a hearing entitled “Examining 
GAO Findings on Deficiencies at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental 
Enforcement”. Testimony was heard from Richard T. Cardinale, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Management, Department of 
the Interior; and Frank Rusco, Director, Natural Resources and 
Environment-Energy Issues, Government Accountability Office.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PART II: FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES AND 

CHALLENGES FOR SCIENCE
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research 
and Technology held a hearing entitled “National Science Foundation 
Part II: Future Opportunities and Challenges for Science”. Testimony 
was heard from Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Acting Chief Operating Officer, 
National Science Foundation; and Maria Zuber, Chair, National Science 
Board; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity 
held a hearing on H.R. 1461, the “Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers 
Protection Act of 2017”. Testimony was heard from Kimberly Perkins 
McLeod, Acting Executive Director, Labor Management Relations, 
Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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