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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 188 (Thursday, November 16, 2017)]
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(Committees not listed did not meet)
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee ordered
favorably reported the nomination of Glen R. Smith, of Iowa, to be a
Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board.
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 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, 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.
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine
the nominations of John C. Rood, of Arizona, to be Under Secretary for
Policy, and Randall G. Schriver, of Virginia, to be an Assistant
Secretary, both of the Department of Defense, after the nominees
testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
COAST GUARD READINESS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard concluded a hearing to
examine Coast Guard readiness, focusing on how far we can stretch our
Nation's only multi-mission, military force, after receiving testimony
from Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, Coast Guard, Department of
Homeland Security; Lee W. Smithson, Mississippi Emergency Management
Agency Director, Pearl; Etta Kuzakin, Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove, King
Cove, Alaska; and Guy A. Meadows, Michigan Technological University
Great Lakes Research Center, Houghton.
Committee on Finance: Committee continued consideration of an original
bill entitled, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”.
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the
following business items:
S. 2070, to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert
Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury
and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children
with autism, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
The nominations of Scott W. Brady, to be United States Attorney for
the Western District of Pennsylvania, and Andrew E. Lelling, to be
United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts for the term
of four years, both of the Department of Justice.
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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