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Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on the 
Defense Appropriations Bill, FY 2018; and the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Bill, FY 2018. The Defense Appropriations Bill, FY 2018; 
and the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, were ordered 
reported, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies held a markup on the Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2018. The 
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 
FY 2018, was forwarded to the full committee, without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and 
General Government held a markup on the Financial Services and General 
Government Appropriations Bill, FY 2018. The Financial Services and 
General Government Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, was forwarded to the 
full committee, without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a markup 
on H.R. 986, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017”; H.R. 2776, 
the “Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act”; and H.R. 2775, the 
“Employee Privacy Protection Act”. H.R. 986, H.R. 2776, and H.R. 2775 
were ordered reported, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a markup 
on H.R. 767, the “SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2017”; H.R. 880, 
the “MISSION ZERO Act”; H.R. 931, the “Firefighter Cancer Registry 
Act of 2017”; and H.R. 2422, the “Action for Dental Health Act of 
2017”. H.R. 767, H.R. 880, H.R. 931, and H.R. 2422 were forwarded to 
the full committee, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Middle East and North 
Africa held a markup on H. Res. 185, to call on the Government of Iran 
to fulfill repeated promises of assistance in the case of Robert

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Levinson, the longest held United States civilian in our Nation's 
history; H. Res. 218, to recognize the importance of the United States-
Israel economic relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation; 
H. Res. 274, to condemn the Government of Iran's state-sponsored 
persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the 
International Covenants on Human Rights; H. Res. 317, to call for the 
unconditional release of United States citizens and legal permanent 
resident aliens being held for political purposes by the Government of 
Iran; H. Res. 359, to urge the European Union to designate Hizballah in 
its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it 
and its members; and H.R. 2646, the “United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Extension Act”. H. Res. 218, H. Res. 274, and H. Res. 317 
were forwarded to the full committee, as amended. H. Res. 359, H.R. 
2646, and H. Res. 185 were forwarded to the full committee, without 
amendment.

RECENT TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, 
Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing entitled “Recent Trends in 
International Antitrust Enforcement”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

EXAMINING ACCESS TO OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT ON FEDERAL LANDS
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing entitled “Examining Access to Oil and Gas 
Development on Federal Lands”. Testimony was heard from Katharine 
MacGregor, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, 
Department of the Interior; Laura Nelson, Governor's Energy Advisor, 
Utah Governor's Office of Energy Development; and public witnesses.

IN-SPACE PROPULSION: STRATEGIC CHOICES AND OPTIONS
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space held 
a hearing entitled “In-Space Propulsion: Strategic Choices and 
Options”. Testimony was heard from William Gerstenmaier, Associate 
Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration; Stephen Jurczyk, Associate 
Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration; and public witnesses.

A REVIEW OF SBA'S 504/CDC LOAN PROGRAM
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and 
Capital Access held a hearing entitled “A Review of SBA's 504/CDC Loan 
Program”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on H.R. 2006, the “VA Procurement 
Efficiency and Transparency Act”; H.R. 2749, the “Protecting Business 
Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017”; H.R. 2781, the “Ensuring 
Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act”; and 
legislation to improve the hiring, training, and efficiency of 
acquisition personnel and organizations of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, and for other purposes. Testimony was heard from Thomas 
Burgess, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Logistics and 
Supply Chain Management, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public 
witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity 
held a hearing on H.R. 282, the “Military Residency Choice Act”; H.R. 
1690, the “Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act”; 
H.R. 2631, the “Justice for Servicemembers Act of 2017”; H.R. 2772, 
the “SEA Act”; legislation to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for 
adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under 
chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes; and legislation to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to permit appraisers approved by 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make appraisals for purposes of 
chapter 37 of such title based on inspections performed by third 
parties. Testimony was heard from Representatives Stefanik, Wittman, 
Tenney, Cicilline, and Taylor; Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary 
for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department 
of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

COMPLEXITIES AND CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL SECURITY COVERAGE AND PAYROLL TAX 
COMPLIANCE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Social Security; and 
Subcommittee on Oversight held a joint hearing entitled “Complexities 
and Challenges of Social Security Coverage and Payroll Tax Compliance 
for State and Local Governments”. Testimony was heard from Marianna 
LaCanfora, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Office of Retirement and

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Disability Policy, Social Security Administration; Sunita Lough, 
Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, Internal 
Revenue Service; and a public witness.

ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled “Ongoing Intelligence Activities”. This hearing was 
closed.-

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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