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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATION
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nomination of Richard V. Spencer, of Wyoming, to be Secretary of 
the Navy, Department of Defense, after the nominee, who was introduced 
by former Senator John Warner, testified and answered questions in his 
own behalf.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of David Steele Bohigian, of Missouri, to be 
Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment 
Corporation, Ray Washburne, of Texas, to be President of the Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation, who was introduced by Senator Cornyn, 
and Kelley Eckels Currie, of Georgia, to be an Alternate Representative 
of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly 
of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Representative 
of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of 
the United Nations, and to be Representative of the United States of 
America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with 
the rank of Ambassador, and Jay Patrick Murray, of Virginia, to be an 
Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the 
Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his 
tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of 
America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, both of 
the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
ordered favorably reported the nominations of Claire M. Grady, of 
Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary for Management, Department of 
Homeland Security, and Henry Kerner, of California, to be Special 
Counsel, Office of Special Counsel.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of David James Glawe, of 
Iowa, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, and David P. 
Pekoske, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the 
Department of Homeland Security, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf.

CONCURRENT CONGRESSIONAL AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism 
concluded a hearing to examine concurrent Congressional and criminal 
investigations, focusing on lessons from history, after receiving 
testimony from Richard Ben-Veniste, Washington, D.C., and Andrew L. 
Frey, New York, New York, both of Mayer Brown LLP; Danielle Brian, 
Project On Government Oversight, Washington, D.C.; and Charles Tiefer, 
University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland.

VETERANS AFFAIRS LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine S. 115, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live 
donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, 
S. 426, to increase educational assistance provided by the Department 
of Veterans Affairs for education and training of physician assistants 
of the Department, to establish pay grades and require competitive pay 
for physician assistants of the Department, S. 683, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to extend the requirement to provide nursing home 
care to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities, S. 833, 
to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand health care and 
benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual 
trauma, S. 946, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire 
additional Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists to provide treatment 
court services to justice-involved veterans, S. 1153, to prohibit or 
suspend certain health care providers from providing non-Department of 
Veterans Affairs health care services to veterans, S. 1261, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to pay the reasonable costs of urgent care provided to certain 
veterans, to establish cost-sharing amounts for veterans receiving care 
at an emergency room of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1266, to 
authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts 
with nonprofit

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organizations to investigate medical centers of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, S. 1279, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
furnish health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the 
use of non-Department health care providers, S. 1325, to amend title 
38, United States Code, to improve the authorities of the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to hire, recruit, and train employees of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and an original bill entitled, “The 
Department of Veterans Affairs Quality Employment Act of 2017”, after 
receiving testimony from Baligh R. Yehia, Deputy Under Secretary for 
Health for Community Care, Veterans Health Administration, Department 
of Veterans Affairs; and Louis J. Celli, Jr., The American Legion, Amy 
Webb, AMVETS, Adrian Atizado, Disabled American Veterans, and Gabriel 
Stultz, Paralyzed Veterans of America, all of Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to 
consider pending intelligence matters.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.

INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to 
receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of 
the intelligence community.



    


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