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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
approved for full committee consideration an original bill entitled, 
“Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018”.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water 
Development approved for full committee consideration an original bill 
entitled, “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2018”.

NOMINATION
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nomination of General Paul J. Selva, USAF, for reappointment to the 
grade of general and reappointment to be Vice Chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff, after the nominee testified and answered questions in 
his own behalf.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of John H. Gibson II, of Texas, to be Deputy Chief 
Management Officer, Ellen M. Lord, of Rhode Island, to be Under 
Secretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Lucian Niemeyer, 
of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary, who was introduced by 
former Senator John Warner, and Matthew P. Donovan, of Virginia, to be 
Under Secretary of the Air Force, all of the Department of Defense, 
after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own 
behalf.

ACHIEVING A 355-SHIP NAVY
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower concluded a 
hearing to receive testimony on options and considerations for 
achieving a 355-

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ship Navy from former Reagan administration officials, after receiving 
testimony from John F. Lehman, Jr., former Secretary of the Navy; 
Everett Pyatt, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Shipbuilding 
and Logistics; and William J. Schneider, Jr., former Associate Director 
for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the nominations of J. Paul Compton, Jr., of Alabama, 
to be General Counsel, and Anna Maria Farias, of Texas, and Neal J. 
Rackleff, of Texas, both to be an Assistant Secretary, all of the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Richard Ashooh, of New 
Hampshire, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Elizabeth Erin Walsh, of 
the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary and Director 
General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, both of 
the Department of Commerce, and Christopher Campbell, of California, to 
be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, who was introduced by 
Senator Hatch, after the nominees testified and answered questions in 
their own behalf.

ENERGY AND RESOURCE SECURITY
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the status and outlook for United States and North 
American energy and resource security, after receiving testimony from 
Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), American Security 
Project, and Jamie Webster, Boston Consulting Group Center for Energy 
Impact, both of Washington, D.C.; Robert Coward, American Nuclear 
Society, Alexandria, Virginia; Daniel McGroarty, Carmot Strategic Group 
Inc., Ashton, Maryland; and Mark P. Mills, Manhattan Institute, Chevy 
Chase, Maryland.

EXAMINE COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
comprehensive tax reform, focusing on prospects and challenges, after 
receiving testimony from Mark J. Mazur, Urban Brookings Tax Policy 
Center, Pamela F. Olson, Eric Solomon, and Jonathan Talisman, all 
former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy, Washington, 

D.C.
NOMINATION
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
nomination of David J. Kautter, of Virginia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of the Treasury, after the nominee testified and answered 
questions in his own behalf.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Callista L. Gingrich, of Virginia, to be 
Ambassador to the Holy See, who was introduced by Senator Johnson, 
Nathan Alexander Sales, of Ohio, to be Coordinator for 
Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large, who 
was introduced by Senator Portman, George Edward Glass, of Oregon, to 
be Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic, who was introduced by Senator 
Wyden, and Carl C. Risch, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary 
(Consular Affairs), all of the Department of State, after the nominees 
testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

THE FOUR FAMINES
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Multilateral 
International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International 
Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy concluded a hearing to 
examine “The Four Famines”, focusing on root causes and a 
multilateral action plan, after receiving testimony from Matthew Nims, 
Acting Director, Office of Food for Peace, Bureau for Democracy, 
Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for 
International Development; David Beasley, United Nations World Food 
Program, Society Hill, South Carolina; Justin Forsyth, United Nations 
Children's Fund, New York, New York; Dominik Stillhart, International 
Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland; Deepmala Mahla, Mercy 
Corps, Juba, South Sudan; and Eric Schwartz, Refugees International, 
Washington, D.C.

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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