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Committee Meetings

THE NEXT FARM BILL: COMMODITY POLICY PART I
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and 
Risk Management held a hearing entitled “The Next Farm Bill: Commodity 
Policy Part I”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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THE NEXT FARM BILL: THE FUTURE OF SNAP
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing 
entitled “The Next Farm Bill: The Future of SNAP”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

APPROPRIATIONS--CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Testimony was heard from a public 
witness.

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a closed 
hearing on U.S. Central Command. Testimony was heard from General 
Joseph L. Votel, U.S. Army.

MILITARY ASSESSMENT OF RUSSIAN ACTIVITIES AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN 
EUROPE
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Military Assessment of Russian Activities and Security Challenges in 
Europe”. Testimony was heard from General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, 
Commander, United States European Command.

NAVAL STRIKE FIGHTERS--ISSUES AND CONCERNS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces held a hearing entitled “Naval Strike Fighters--Issues and 
Concerns”. Testimony was heard from Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, 
Deputy Commandant for Aviation, U.S. Marine Corps; Rear Admiral Upper 
Half Dewolfe “Chip” Miller III, Director of the Air Warfare Division, 
U.S. Navy; and Rear Admiral Upper Half Michael T. Moran, Program 
Executive Officer Tactical Aircraft, U.S. Navy.

EXAMINING THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ITS 
FAILED OVERSIGHT OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher 
Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled “Examining 
the Corporation for National and Community Service and Its Failed 
Oversight of Taxpayer Dollars”. Testimony was heard from Allison 
Bawden, Acting Director of Education, Workforce, and Income Security, 
Government Accountability Office; Lori Giblin, Chief Risk Officer, 
Corporation for National and Community Service; Deborah Jeffrey, 
Inspector General, Corporation for National and Community Service; and 
a public witness.

SELF-DRIVING CARS: LEVELS OF AUTOMATION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled “Self-Driving Cars: Levels 
of Automation”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING FDA'S MEDICAL DEVICE USER FEE PROGRAM
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled “Examining FDA's Medical Device User Fee Program”. Testimony 
was heard from Jeffrey Shuren, Director, Center for Devices and 
Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration; and public 
witnesses.

THE ARBITRARY AND INCONSISTENT NON-BANK SIFI DESIGNATION PROCESS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “The Arbitrary and Inconsistent 
Non-Bank SIFI Designation Process”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

THE STATE OF BANK LENDING IN AMERICA
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled “The State of Bank Lending 
in America”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE BUDGET, DIPLOMACY, AND DEVELOPMENT
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“The Budget, Diplomacy, and Development”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

VENEZUELA'S TRAGIC MELTDOWN
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere 
held a hearing entitled “Venezuela's Tragic Meltdown”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

EAST AFRICA'S QUIET FAMINE
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing 
entitled “East Africa's Quiet Famine”. Testimony was heard from 
Matthew Nims, Acting Director, Office of Food for Peace, Bureau for 
Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for 
International Development; and public witnesses.

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THE CURRENT STATE OF DHS' EFFORTS TO SECURE FEDERAL NETWORKS
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and 
Infrastructure Protection held a hearing entitled “The Current State 
of DHS' Efforts to Secure Federal Networks”. Testimony was heard from 
Jeanette Manfra, Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity, 
National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland 
Security; Gregory C. Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, 
Government Accountability Office; and Chris A. Jaikaran, Analyst, 
Cybersecurity Policy, Congressional Research Service, Library of 
Congress.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE; THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION'S PRIORITIES
Committee on House Administration: Full committee held a markup on 
Committee Resolution 115-5, to approve franked mail allowances for 
committees in the 115th Congress; and held a hearing entitled “The 
Smithsonian Institution's Priorities”. Committee Resolution 115-5 was 
agreed to. Testimony was heard from a public witness.

RESTORING ENFORCEMENT OF OUR NATION'S IMMIGRATION LAWS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Border 
Security held a hearing entitled “Restoring Enforcement of our 
Nation's Immigration Laws”. Testimony was heard from Thomas Hodgson, 
Sheriff, Bristol County, Massachusetts; and public witnesses.

TO EXAMINE THE STATE OF FORENSIC SCIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland 
Security, and Investigations held a hearing to examine the state of 
forensic science in the United States. Testimony was heard from Matthew 
Gamette, Laboratory System Director, Idaho State Police Forensic 
Services; and public witnesses.

ESA CONSULTATION IMPEDIMENTS TO ECONOMIC AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “ESA Consultation Impediments 
to Economic and Infrastructure Development”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
markup on H.R. 24, the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017”; 
H.R. 1552, the “Fair and Open Competition Act”; H.R. 1242, the “400 
Years of African-American History Commission Act”; and H.R. 1694, the 
“Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017”. H.R. 24, H.R. 1552, 
and H.R. 1242 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 1694 was 
ordered reported, as amended.

REVIEWING CHALLENGES IN FEDERAL IT ACQUISITION
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on 
Information Technology; and Subcommittee on Government Operations held 
a joint hearing entitled “Reviewing Challenges in Federal IT 
Acquisition”. Testimony was heard from David A. Powner, Director, IT 
Management Issues, Government Accountability Office; Deidre Lee, 
Director, IT Management Issues, Chair, Section 809 Panel; and public 
witnesses.

BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AMERICA: REVITALIZING 
AMERICAN COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE BROWNFIELDS PROGRAM
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment held a hearing entitled “Building a 21st 
Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities 
through the Brownfields Program”. Testimony was heard from J. 
Christian Bollwage, Mayor, Elizabeth, New Jersey; Deborah Robertson, 
Mayor, City of Rialto, California; Matt Zone, Councilmember, Cleveland, 
Ohio; John Dailey, Commissioner, Leon County, Florida; Amanda W. 
LeFevre, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Kentucky Brownfield 
Redevelopment Program; and a public witness.

EPA SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD REFORM ACT OF 2017
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1431, the 
“EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017”. The committee 
granted, by record vote of 8-2, a closed rule for H.R. 1431. The rule 
provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and 
Technology. The rule 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 Lucas and Tonko.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a markup on H. Res. 
186, of inquiry directing the Secretary of the Treasury to provide to 
the House of

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Representatives the tax returns and other specified financial 
information of President Donald J. Trump. H. Res. 186 was ordered 
reported, without amendment.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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