Congressional Record 2017/7/13
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2018 FARM BILL
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded
a hearing to examine opportunities in global and local markets,
specialty crops, and organics, focusing on perspectives for the 2018
Farm Bill, after receiving testimony from Kenneth A. Dallmier, Clarkson
Grain Company, Inc., Cerro Gordo, Illinois; Theo Crisantes, Wholesum
Harvest, Amado, Arizona, on behalf of the Coalition for Sustainable
Organics; Haile Johnston, The Common Market, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; Eric Halverson, Black Gold Farms, Grand Forks, North
Dakota, on behalf of the National Potato Council and the United Fresh
Produce Association; and Greg Hanes, U.S. Meat Export Federation,
Committee on Appropriations: Committee ordered favorably reported an
original bill (S. 1557) entitled, “Military Construction, Veterans
Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018”.
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to
examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year
2018 for the Department of Transportation, after receiving testimony
from Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Transportation.
MONTENEGRO AND RUSSIAN INFLUENCE IN EUROPE
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine
the attempted coup in Montenegro and malign Russian influence in
Europe, after receiving testimony from Nebojsa Kaludjerovic, Ambassador
of Montenegro to the United States; Janusz Bugajski, Center for
European Policy Analysis; Lisa Sawyer Samp, Center for Strategic and
International Studies; and Damon Wilson, The Atlantic Council.
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the
nomination of Richard V. Spencer, of Wyoming, to be Secretary of the
Navy, Department of Defense.
SEMIANNUAL MONETARY POLICY REPORT TO THE CONGRESS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a
hearing to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the
Congress, including H.R. 10, to create hope and opportunity for
investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big
to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating
red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and repealing the
provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous,
less stable, and less free, and S. 366, to require the Federal
financial institutions regulatory agencies to take risk profiles and
business models of institutions into account when taking regulatory
actions, after receiving testimony from Janet L. Yellen, Chair, Board
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT SPACE EXPLORATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on
Space, Science, and Competiveness concluded a hearing to examine
reopening the American frontier, focusing on promoting partnerships
between commercial space and the United States government to advance
exploration and settlement, after receiving testimony from Robert D.
Cabana, Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics
and Space Administration; Jeffrey Manber, NanoRacks LLC, Webster,
Texas; Tim Ellis, Relativity Space, Inc., Inglewood, California; Tim
Hughes, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Washington, D.C.; and
Moriba K. Jah, The University of Texas, Austin.
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to
examine the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, after receiving
testimony from John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary, and Susan Coppedge,
Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in
Persons, both of the Department of State.
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee
concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Patrick Pizzella, of
Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor, and Marvin Kaplan, of
Kansas, and William J. Emanuel, of California, both to be a Member of
the National Labor Relations Board, after the nominees testified and
answered questions in their own behalf.
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the
nominations of John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be United States
Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, Kevin Christopher Newsom, of
Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit,
Damien Michael Schiff, of California, to be a Judge of the United
States Court of Federal Claims, and Timothy J. Kelly, to be a United
States District Judge for the District of Columbia.
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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