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                                           Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2257-S2381
  Senate continued in the session that began on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. 
See next volume of the Congressional Record.

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing 
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to 
examine protecting our midshipmen, focusing on preventing sexual 
assault and sexual harassment at the United States Merchant Marine 
Academy, after receiving testimony from Joel Szabat, Executive 
Director, Maritime Administration, and Calvin Scovel, III, Inspector 
General, both of the Department of Transportation; and Rear Admiral 
James Helis, Superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense 
concluded a closed hearing to examine intelligence programs and threat 
assessment, after receiving testimony from Mike Pompeo, Director, 
Central Intelligence Agency; and Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Director, 
National Security Agency.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Economic Policy concluded a hearing to examine the current state of 
retirement security in the United States, after receiving testimony 
from former Senator Kent Conrad, Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission 
on Retirement Security and Personal Savings, Bismarck, North Dakota; 
and Walter Russell Mead, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 763, to improve surface and maritime transportation security, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 61, to remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 
105-384 and for other purposes;
  S. 701, to improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing 
by designating and supporting manufacturing communities; with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 756, to reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote 
international action to reduce marine debris;
  S. 770, to require the Director of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology to disseminate resources to help reduce small 
business cybersecurity risks, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute; and
  The nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen, of Virginia, to be Deputy 
Secretary of Transportation.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following business items:
  S. 518, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide 
for technical assistance for small treatment works, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 692, to provide for integrated plan permits, to establish an 
Office of the Municipal Ombudsman, to promote green infrastructure, and 
to require the revision of financial capability guidance, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 675, to amend and reauthorize certain provisions relating to Long 
Island Sound restoration and stewardship; and
  An original bill entitled, “Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver 
(WILD) Act”.

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Africa and Global 
Health Policy concluded a hearing to

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examine a progress report on conflict minerals, after receiving 
testimony from Rick Goss, Information Technology Industry Council, 
Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International 
Studies, and Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch, all of Washington, 

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine improving border security and public 
safety, after receiving testimony from John F. Kelly, Secretary of 
Homeland Security.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Scott Gottlieb, of 
Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health 
and Human Services, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator 
Murphy, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.


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