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Committee Meetings

THE NEXT FARM BILL: DAIRY POLICY
Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a hearing entitled “The 
Next Farm Bill: Dairy Policy”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, 
Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on the 
Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General. Testimony was heard from 
Michael J. Missal, Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs.

THE EVOLUTION OF HYBRID WARFARE AND KEY CHALLENGES
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“The Evolution of Hybrid Warfare and Key Challenges”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
entitled “The Current State of the U.S. Air Force”. Testimony was 
heard from Major General Scott D. West, Director of Current Operations 
and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, U.S. Air Force Headquarters; 
Lieutenant General Maryanne Miller, Chief, U.S. Air Force Reserve; and 
Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice, Director, U.S. Air National Guard.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing on H.R. 806, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 
2017”. Testimony was heard from Sean Alteri, Director, Division of Air 
Quality, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection; Marc A. R. 
Cone, Director, Bureau of Air Quality, Maine Department of 
Environmental Protection; Nancy Vehr, Air Quality Administrator, 
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality; Kurt Karperos, Deputy 
Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board; Seyed Sadredin, 
Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer, San Joaquin Valley 
Air Pollution Control District; and a public witness.

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EXAMINING FDA'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG USER FEE PROGRAM
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled “Examining FDA's Prescription Drug User Fee Program”. 
Testimony was heard from Janet Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration; and public 
witnesses.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Committee on Ethics: Full Committee held an organizational meeting for 
the 115th Congress. The committee adopted its rules for the 115th 
Congress.

EXAMINING RESULTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE WORLD BANK
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and 
Trade held a hearing entitled “Examining Results and Accountability at 
the World Bank”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE JOBS ACT AT FIVE: EXAMINING ITS IMPACT AND ENSURING THE 

COMPETITIVENESS OF THE U.S. CAPITAL MARKETS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Securities, and Investment held a hearing entitled “The JOBS Act at 
Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. 
Capital Markets”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

ANTI-SEMITISM ACROSS BORDERS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing 
entitled “Anti-Semitism Across Borders”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

U.S. POLICY TOWARD THE BALTIC STATES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats held a hearing entitled “U.S. Policy Toward the 
Baltic States”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

A BORDERLESS BATTLE: DEFENDING AGAINST CYBER THREATS
Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“A Borderless Battle: Defending Against Cyber Threats”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1393, 
the “Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017”; 
H.R. 695, the “Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017”; H.R. 883, 
the “Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017”; and H.R. 1188, the 
“Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017”. H.R. 1393 and H.R. 883 were 
ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 695 and H.R. 1188 were 
ordered reported, as amended.

THE STATUS OF THE PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY RESTRUCTURING 
SUPPORT AGREEMENT
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and 
Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing entitled “Agreement%22" style="text-decoration:none;">The Status of the 
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Restructuring Support Agreement”. 
Testimony was heard from Ricardo Rossello, Governor, Puerto Rico; Jose 
B. Carrion III, Chairman, Financial Oversight and Management Board for 
Puerto Rico; Luis Benitez Hernandez, Chairman, Puerto Rico Electric 
Power Authority Governing Board; Ana J. Matosantos, Member, Financial 
Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico; and public witnesses.

LAW ENFORCEMENT'S USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled “Law Enforcement's Use of Facial Recognition 
Technology”. Testimony was heard from Kimberly Del Greco, Deputy 
Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation; Diana Maurer, Director, Homeland 
Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office; Charles 
Romine, Director, Information Technology Lab, National Institute of 
Standards and Technology; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF VOLUNTARY RESTRICTED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS IN 
THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on 
Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules held a hearing entitled 
“Examining the Impact of Voluntary Restricted Distribution Systems in 
the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain”. Testimony was heard from Janet 
Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and 
Drug Administration; and public witnesses.

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AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT OF 2017; HOUSE RESOLUTION WAIVING A 
REQUIREMENT OF CLAUSE 6(A) OF RULE XIII WITH RESPECT TO CONSIDERATION 

OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, AND 
PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES
Committee on Rules: Full Committee began a hearing on the “American 
Health Care Act of 2017”; and held a hearing on a house resolution 
waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to 
consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on 
Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. 
The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-3, a rule that waives clause 
6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on 
the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any 
resolution reported through the legislative day of March 27, 2017. In 
section 2, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time 
through the calendar day of March 26, 2017, for the Speaker to 
entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker 
or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee 
on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this 
section.

THE ISS AFTER 2024: OPTIONS AND IMPACTS
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space held 
a hearing entitled “The ISS after 2024: Options and Impacts”. 
Testimony was heard from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator 
for Human Exploration and Operations, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration; and public witnesses.

MAKING WASHINGTON WORK FOR AMERICA'S SMALL BUSINESSES
Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Making Washington Work For America's Small Businesses”. Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.

HEALTHY HIRING: ENABLING VA TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN QUALITY PROVIDERS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled “Healthy Hiring: Enabling VA to Recruit and Retain Quality 
Providers”. Testimony was heard from Robert Goldenkoff, Director, 
Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office; Steve Young, Deputy 
Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management, Veterans 
Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public 
witnesses.

EXAMINING THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'S REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE 
PROGRAM: WHO PROVIDES HELP
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee 
on Social Security held a joint hearing entitled “Examining the Social 
Security Administration's Representative Payee Program: Who Provides 
Help”. Testimony was heard from Marianna LaCanfora, Acting Deputy 
Commissioner, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Social 
Security Administration; Gale Stallworth Stone, Acting Inspector 
General, Social Security Administration; David Slayton, Administrative 
Director, Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Branch; and 
public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATIONS
Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs concluded a joint 
hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the 
legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 
after receiving testimony from Colonel Carl A. Singer, USA (Ret.), 
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Passaic, New 
Jersey; Donald Larson, Fleet Reserve Association, Ingleside, Texas; 
Chief Master Sergeant Mark Stevenson, (Ret.), Air Force Sergeants 
Association, Bowie, Maryland; Hershel W. Gober, Military Order of the 
Purple Heart of the U.S.A., Palm Coast, Florida; Charles Susino, Jr., 
American Ex-Prisoners of War, Metuchen, New Jersey; Robert D. Stamper, 
Blinded Veterans Association, Hayden, Idaho; Master Sergeant John 
Adams, USAF (Ret.), The Retired Enlisted Association, Colorado Springs, 
Colorado; and Lieutenant Colonel Aniela Szymanski, USMCR, Military 
Officers Association of America, and Allison Jaslow, Iraq and 
Afghanistan Veterans of America, both of Washington, D.C.



    


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