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Committee Meetings

THE NEXT FARM BILL: PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS FOR SNAP HOUSEHOLDS
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing 
entitled “The Next Farm Bill: Pathways to Success for SNAP 
Households”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on the 
Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, FY 2018; and the 
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Bill, FY 2018. The Homeland Security Appropriations 
Bill, FY 2018; and the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Bill, FY 2018 were ordered reported, as amended.

ESSA IMPLEMENTATION: EXPLORING STATE AND LOCAL REFORM EFFORTS
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled “ESSA Implementation: Exploring State and Local Reform 
Efforts”. Testimony was heard from Jacqueline Nowicki, Director, K-12 
Education, Government Accountability Office; Gail Pletnick, 
Superintendent, Dysart Unified School District, Surprise, Arizona; 
Carey Wright, State Superintendent, Mississippi Department of 
Education; and a public witness.

POWERING AMERICA: EXAMINING THE STATE OF THE ELECTRIC INDUSTRY THROUGH 

MARKET PARTICIPANT PERSPECTIVES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled “Powering America: Examining the State of the Electric 
Industry through Market Participant Perspectives”. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.

EXAMINING HRSA'S OVERSIGHT OF THE 340B DRUG PRICING PROGRAM
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Examining HRSA's Oversight of 
the 340B Drug Pricing Program”. Testimony was heard from Erin Bliss, 
Assistant Inspector General, Office of Evaluation and Inspections, 
Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services; 
Debra Draper, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability Office; 
and Krista M. Pedley, Director, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, Health 
Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human 
Services.

THE COST OF BEING A PUBLIC COMPANY IN LIGHT OF SARBANES-OXLEY AND THE 
FEDERALIZATION OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Securities, and Investment held a hearing entitled “The Cost of Being 
a Public Company in Light of Sarbanes-Oxley and the Federalization of

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Corporate Governance”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MANAGING TERRORISM FINANCING RISK IN REMITTANCES AND MONEY TRANSFERS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit 
Finance held a hearing entitled “Managing Terrorism Financing Risk in 
Remittances and Money Transfers”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

IMPLEMENTING THE GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY ACT
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing 
entitled “Implementing the Global Food Security Act”. Testimony was 
heard from Theodore Lyng, Acting Special Representative for Global Food 
Security, Department of State; Beth Dunford, Assistant to the 
Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; and a public witness.

TRANSFORMING GPO FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AND BEYOND: PART 2
Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled “Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond: Part 2”. 
Testimony was heard from Davita Vance-Cooks, Director, Government 
Publishing Office.

EXAMINING IMPACTS OF FEDERAL NATURAL RESOURCES LAWS GONE ASTRAY, PART 
II
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Examining Impacts of Federal 
Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray, Part II”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

PROMOTING ONSHORE OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT IN ALASKA
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing entitled “Promoting Onshore Oil and Gas 
Development in Alaska”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

KING COVE ROAD LAND EXCHANGE ACT; PROMOTING INTERAGENCY COORDINATION 
FOR REVIEW OF NATURAL GAS PIPELINES ACT; PROMOTING CROSS-BORDER ENERGY 
INFRASTRUCTURE ACT
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 218, the 
“King Cove Road Land Exchange Act”; H.R. 2910, the “Promoting 
Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act”; and 
H.R. 2883, the “Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act”. 
The Committee granted, by record vote of 7-3, a structured rule for 
H.R. 2910. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided 
and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order 
against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original 
text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-28 and 
provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all 
points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A 
of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only 
in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member 
designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part A of the report. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. In section 2, the rule grants a 
structured rule for H.R. 2883. The rule provides one hour of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in 
order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 
115-29 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule 
waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments 
printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 
may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered 
only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided 
and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject 
to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. In section 3, the rule grants a 
structured rule for H.R. 218. The rule provides one hour of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The rule

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waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules 
Committee Print 115-27 and provides that it shall be considered as 
read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the 
nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further 
amendments printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. Each such 
amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may 
be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 
report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, 
shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand 
for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order 
against the amendments printed in part C of the report. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In 
section 4, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on 
the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain 
motions that the House suspend the rules relating to the bill H.R. 
2825, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain 
improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes. Finally, section 5 of the rule 
provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 
p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany 
measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2018. Testimony was heard from Representatives Young of Alaska, Upton, 
Rush, Flores, and Mullin.

PLANETARY FLAGSHIP MISSIONS: MARS ROVER 2020 AND EUROPA CLIPPER
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space held 
a hearing entitled “Planetary Flagship Missions: Mars Rover 2020 and 
Europa Clipper”. Testimony was heard from Jim Green, Director, 
Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration; and public witnesses.

FAST ACT IMPLEMENTATION: IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF THE NATION'S ROADS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit held a hearing entitled “FAST Act Implementation: 
Improving the Safety of the Nation's Roads”. Testimony was heard from 
Walter Waidelich, Jr., Acting Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway 
Administration; Jack Danielson, Acting Deputy Administrator, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration; T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, Member, 
National Transportation Safety Board; and a public witness.

MODERNIZATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Trade held a hearing 
entitled “Agreement%22" style="text-decoration:none;">Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement”. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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