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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nominations of Ajit Varadaraj Pai, of Kansas, 
who was introduced by Senators Roberts and Moran, Jessica Rosenworcel, 
of Connecticut, who was introduced by Senator Blumenthal, and Brendan 
Carr, of Virginia, who was introduced by Senator Gardner, each to be a 
Member of the Federal Communications Commission, after the nominees 
testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

NATIONAL PARKS LEGISLATION
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National 
Parks concluded a hearing to examine S. 257, to clarify the boundary of 
Acadia National Park, S. 312, to redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National 
Historic Site as the “Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park”, S. 
355, to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to provide 
for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a 
service-connected disability, S. 391, to establish the African Burial 
Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center in New 
York, New York, S. 841, to designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum 
in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, S. 
926, to authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to 
establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia, S. 1073, to authorize 
Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly 
part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to 
Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance, S. 
1202, to modify the boundary of the Little Rock Central High School 
National Historic Site, S. 1403, to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 
1993 to establish the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place 
youth and veterans in national service positions to conserve, restore, 
and enhance the great outdoors of the United States, S. 1438, to 
redesignate the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in the State of 
Missouri as the “Gateway Arch National Park”, S. 1459, to establish 
Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Park in the State of South 
Carolina, and S. 1522, to establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, 
after receiving testimony from Robert Vogel, Acting Deputy Director, 
National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

HELP FOR WILDLIFE ACT
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine S. 1514, to amend certain Acts to reauthorize those 
Acts and to increase protections for wildlife, after receiving 
testimony from Brian R. Nesvik, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Chief 
Game Warden and Chief of the Wildlife Division, Cheyenne; Jeff Crow, 
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director, Little Rock; H. Dale Hall, 
Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee; Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay 
Foundation, Annapolis, Maryland; and John A. Vucetich, Michigan 
Technological University School of Forest Resources and Environmental 
Science, Houghton.

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NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Luis E. Arreaga, of Virginia, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala, Sharon Day, of Florida, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica, and Krishna R. Urs, of 
Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Peru, all of the 
Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.

RULE OF LAW IN VENEZUELA
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, 
Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and 
Global Women's Issues concluded a hearing to examine the collapse of 
the rule of law in Venezuela, focusing on what the United States and 
the international community can do to restore democracy, after 
receiving testimony from Luis Almagro Lemes, Organization of American 
States, Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
ordered favorably reported the nomination of David P. Pekoske, of 
Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security.

USPS ACTIONS DURING 2016 CAMPAIGN SEASON
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the Postal Service's actions during the 
2016 campaign season, focusing on implications for the Hatch Act, after 
receiving testimony from Timm Kopp, Letter Carrier, William Siemer, 
Acting Deputy Inspector General, and Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster 
General and Chief Executive Officer, all of the Postal Service; and 
Adam Miles, Acting Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nominations of Marvin Kaplan, of Kansas, and 
William J. Emanuel, of California, both to be a Member of the National 
Labor Relations Board.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Thomas G. Bowman, of Florida, to be Deputy 
Secretary, Brooks D. Tucker, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary 
(Congressional and Legislative Affairs), and James Byrne, of Virginia, 
to be General Counsel, all of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and 
Michael P. Allen, of Florida, Amanda L. Meredith, of Virginia, and 
Joseph L. Toth, of Wisconsin, each to be a Judge of the United States 
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf.

NOMINATIONS
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Susan M. Gordon, of Virginia, to be 
Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Robert P. Storch, 
of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General of the National 
Security Agency, Department of Defense, and Isabel Marie Keenan 
Patelunas, of Pennsylvania, to be Assistant Secretary for Intelligence 
and Analysis, Department of the Treasury, after the nominees testified 
and answered questions in their own behalf.

INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.



    


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