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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
2018 FARM BILL
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine commodities, credit, and crop insurance, focusing 
on perspectives on risk management tools and trends for the 2018 Farm 
Bill, after receiving testimony from Bruce Rohwer, Rohwer Farms, 
Paullina, Iowa, on behalf of the National Corn Growers Association; 
Kevin Scott, Evergreen Stock Farm, Valley Springs, South Dakota, on 
behalf of the American Soybean Association; David Schemm, Arrow S 
Farms, Sharon Springs, Kansas, on behalf of the National Association of 
Wheat Growers; Nick McMichen, McMichen Farm, Centre, Alabama, on behalf 
of the National Cotton Council; Jennifer James, H and J Land Company, 
Newport, Arkansas, on behalf of the USA Rice Federation; Dan Atkisson, 
Atkisson Land and Cattle, Stockton, Kansas, on behalf of the National 
Sorghum Producers; Meredith McNair Rogers, Family Farm Partners, 
Camilla, Georgia, on behalf of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation; 
Robert Rynning, Robert Rynning Farms, Kennedy, Minnesota, on behalf of 
the U.S. Canola Association; Ervin Schlemmer, Schlemmer Farms Inc., 
Joliet, Montana, on behalf of the American Sugar Alliance; Ken Nobis, 
Nobis Dairy Farm, Novi, Michigan, on behalf of the National Milk 
Producers Federation and Michigan Milk Producers Association; Mark 
Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, Louisville, on behalf of the 
American Farm Bureau Federation; Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union, 
Washington, D.C.; Lindsey Lusher Shute, Hearty Roots Community Farm, 
Hudson, New York, on behalf of the National Young Farmers Coalition; 
William Cole, Stone Corner Farms, Batesville, Mississippi, on behalf of 
the Crop Insurance Professionals Association; Ron Rutledge, Farmers 
Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa, West Des Moines; Mandy Minick, 
Northwest Farm Credit Services, Pasco, Washington; and Brenda Kluesner, 
Royal Bank, Cassville, Wisconsin, on behalf of the Independent 
Community Bankers of America.

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

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

ACHIEVING A 355-SHIP NAVY
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower concluded a 
hearing to examine options and considerations for achieving a 355-ship 
Navy from naval analysts, after receiving testimony from Eric J. Labs, 
Senior Analyst for Naval Forces and Weapons, Congressional Budget 
Office; Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs, Congressional 
Research Service, Library of Congress; Jerry Hendrix, Center for a New 
American Security; and Bryan Clark, Center for Strategic and Budgetary 
Assessments.

MARINE DEBRIS IN THE OCEANS AND GREAT LAKES
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard concluded a hearing to 
examine efforts on marine debris in the oceans and Great Lakes, after 
receiving testimony from Senator Whitehouse; David A. Balton, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries; Nancy Wallace, 
Director of

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the Marine Debris Program, Office of Response and Restoration, National 
Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Department of Commerce; and Melissa B. Duhaime, University of Michigan 
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ann Arbor.

ADVANCED CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air 
and Nuclear Safety concluded a hearing to examine developing and 
deploying advanced clean energy technologies, after receiving testimony 
from Senator Alexander; Steven R. Bohlen, Global Security E-Program 
Manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Mohammad A. Khaleel, 
Associate Laboratory Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Kemal 
Pasamehmetoglu, Associate Laboratory Director, Nuclear Science and 
Technology, Idaho National Laboratory, all of the Department of Energy; 
Brian J. Anderson, West Virginia University WVU Energy Institute, 
Morgantown; and Jason Begger, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, 
Cheyenne.

NORTH KOREA
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, 
and International Cybersecurity Policy concluded a hearing to examine 
assessing the maximum pressure and engagement policy toward North 
Korea, after receiving testimony from Susan Thornton, Acting Assistant 
Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Bruce 
Klingner, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.; and Leon V. Sigal, 
Social Science Research Council, New York, New York.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, who was introduced by 
Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp, Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of 
California, to be United States District Judge for the District of 
Columbia, Stephen S. Schwartz, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United 
States Court of Federal Claims, and Brian Allen Benczkowski, of 
Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice.

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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