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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 186 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
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(Committees not listed did not meet)
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine
the nominations of Anthony Kurta, of Montana, to be a Principal Deputy
Under Secretary, and James E. McPherson, of Virginia, to be General
Counsel of the Department of the Army, who was introduced by Senator
Strange, both of the Department of Defense, and Gregory E. Maggs, of
Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the
Armed Forces, after the nominees testified and answered questions in
their own behalf.
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the
nominations of Robert H. McMahon, of Georgia, to be an Assistant
Secretary, R. D. James, of Missouri, and Bruce D. Jette, of Virginia,
both to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, and Shon J. Manasco, of
Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, all of the
Department of Defense.
TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security
concluded a hearing to examine technology in agriculture, focusing on
data-driven farming, after receiving testimony from Justin Knopf,
Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, Gypsum; Jason G. Tatge, Farmobile,
Leawood, Kansas; Shannon L. Ferrell, Oklahoma State University
Department of Agricultural Economics, Stillwater; Todd J. Janzen,
Janzen Agricultural Law LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana; and Dorota Haman,
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,
HURRICANE RECOVERY OVERSIGHT
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded an
oversight hearing to examine hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico
and the United States Virgin Islands, after receiving testimony from
Bruce J. Walker, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery
and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy; Major General Ed Jackson,
USA, Deputy Commanding General, Civil and Emergency Operations, Army
Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense; United States Virgin Islands
Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, St. Thomas; Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo
Rossello, Ricardo Ramos, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Natalie
Jaresko, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, and
Jose Roman Morales, Puerto Rico Energy Commission, all of San Juan; and
Julio A. Rhymer, Sr., Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, St.
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air
and Nuclear Safety concluded a hearing to examine S. 1857, to establish
a compliance deadline of May 15, 2023, for Step 2 emissions standards
for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters, and
forced-air furnaces, S. 203, to reaffirm that the Environmental
Protection Agency may not regulate vehicles used solely for
competition, S. 839, to allow for judicial review of any final rule
addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for
brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing
before requiring compliance with such rule, and S. 1934, to prevent
catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines due to
emission control devices, after receiving testimony from Senator Burr;
Davis Henry, Henry Brick, Selma, Alabama; Christopher J. Kersting,
Specialty Equipment Market Association, Diamond Bar, California; Paul
Williams, United States Stove Company, Bridgeport, Alabama; and Emily
Hammond, The George Washington University Law School, and John D.
Walke, Natural Resources Defense Council, both of Washington, D.C.
Committee on Finance: Committee continued consideration of an original
bill entitled, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, but did not complete action
thereon, and will meet again on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported
the following business items:
S. 1928, to establish a review of United States multilateral aid,
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
The nominations of Lisa A. Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador
to the Republic of Namibia, Sean P. Lawler, of Maryland, to be Chief of
Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of
service, Irwin Steven Goldstein, of New York, to be Under Secretary for
Public Diplomacy, Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, to be Ambassador to
the Kingdom of Lesotho, and routine lists in the Foreign Service, all
of the Department of State.
USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to
examine the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, after
receiving testimony from General C. Robert Kehler, USAF (Ret.), former
Commander, Strategic Command, Alexandria, Virginia, and Brian P.
McKeon, former Acting Under Secretary for Policy, Washington, D.C.,
both of the Department of Defense; and Peter Feaver, Duke University,
Durham, North Carolina.
AMERICAN LEADERSHIP IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific,
and International Cybersecurity Policy concluded a hearing to examine
American leadership in the Asia-Pacific, focusing on the view from
Beijing, after receiving testimony from former Senator Max Baucus;
Michael Pillsbury, The Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.; and Graham
T. Allison, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee
ordered favorably reported the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen, of
Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
GENE EDITING TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee
concluded a hearing to examine gene editing technology, focusing on
innovation and impact, after receiving testimony from Matthew Porteus,
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; Katrine S. Bosley, Editas
Medicine, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Jeffrey Kahn, Johns
Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, Maryland.
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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