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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  H.R.1029, to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act to improve pesticide registration and other activities 
under the Act, to extend and modify fee authorities, with amendments; 
and
  The nomination of J. Christopher Giancarlo, of New Jersey, to be 
Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY IN THE FARM BILL
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine conservation and forestry, focusing on 
perspectives on the past and future direction for the 2018 Farm Bill, 
after receiving testimony from Tom Tidwell, Chief, Forest Service, 
Jimmy Bramblett, Deputy Chief for Programs, Natural Resources 
Conservation Service, and Misty Jones, Director, Conservation and 
Environmental Programs Division, Farm Service Agency, all of the 
Department of Agriculture; Steven Horning, Horning Farms, Watertown, 
South Dakota; Paul D. Dees, Delta Wildlife, Stoneville, Mississippi; 
Barbara Downey, Downey Ranch, Wamego, Kansas, on behalf of the National 
Cattlemen's Beef Association; Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, 
Columbus, Ohio; Salem G. Saloom, American Forest Foundation and the 
National Wild Turkey Federation, Brewton, Alabama; Chuck Roady, F.H. 
Stoltze Land and Lumber Company, Columbia Falls, Montana, on behalf of 
the Federal Forest Resource Coalition; and Christopher Topik, The 
Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia.

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APPROPRIATIONS: NASA
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed 
budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, after receiving 
testimony from Robert Lightfoot, Acting Administrator, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration.

APPROPRIATIONS: SENATE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND CAPITOL POLICE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch 
concluded open and closed hearings to examine proposed budget estimates 
and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Senate Sergeant at Arms 
and the Capitol Police, after receiving testimony from Frank J. Larkin, 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate; and Matthew R. 
Verderosa, Chief of Police, Capitol Police.

HOUSING FINANCE REFORM
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine principles of housing finance reform, after 
receiving testimony from Edward J. DeMarco, Housing Policy Council of 
the Financial Services Roundtable, Silver Spring, Maryland; and David 
H. Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association, and Michael D. Calhoun, 
Center for Responsible Lending, both of Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 1405, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize 
appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 875, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to 
conduct a study and submit a report on filing requirements under the 
Universal Service Fund programs, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1426, to amend the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act to 
expand the purposes of the corporation, to designate the United States 
Center for Safe Sport, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1393, to streamline the process by which active duty military, 
reservists, and veterans receive commercial driver's licenses; and
  The nominations of David P. Pekoske, of Maryland, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Homeland Security, Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South 
Carolina, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, 
and Derek Kan, of California, to be Under Secretary of Transportation 
for Policy.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 1312, to prioritize the fight against human trafficking in the 
United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1311, to provide assistance in abolishing human trafficking in the 
United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
  The nomination of Stephen Elliott Boyd, of Alabama, to be an 
Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice.

INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
 Committee recessed subject to the call.



    


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