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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 193 (Tuesday, November 28, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Page D1250]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nominations of Brian D. Montgomery, of Texas, 
Robert Hunter Kurtz, of Virginia, and Suzanne Israel Tufts, of New 
York, each to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban 
Development.

NOMINATION
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the nomination of Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to 
be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 
after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Budget: Committee ordered favorably reported an 
original bill entitled, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air 
and Nuclear Safety concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of 
Kenneth E. Allen, of Kentucky, who was introduced by Senator McConnell, 
A. D. Frazier, of Georgia, Jeffrey Smith, of Tennessee, who was 
introduced by Senators Alexander and Corker, and James R. Thompson III, 
of Alabama, each to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the 
Tennessee Valley Authority, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions on their own behalf.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Christopher Ashley Ford, of Maryland, to be 
an Assistant Secretary (International Security and Non-Proliferation), 
and Yleem D. S. Poblete, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary 
(Verification and Compliance), who was introduced by Senator Boozman 
and Representative Ros-Lehtinen, both of the Department of State, after 
the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

PROPOSALS TO SIMPLIFY FAFSA
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, 
focusing on examining proposals to simplify the Free Application for 
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), after receiving testimony from Justin S. 
Draeger, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 
and Kim Rueben, Urban Institute, both of Washington, D.C.; Nancy J. 
McCallin, Colorado Community College System, Denver; Judith Scott-
Clayton, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York; and 
Elaine Genise Williams, YWCA of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.

COMBATING MONEY LAUNDERING, TERRORIST FINANCING, AND COUNTERFEITING ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine S. 
1241, to improve the prohibitions on money laundering, after receiving 
testimony from Kenneth A. Blanco, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, 
Criminal Division, Department of Justice; Matthew C. Allen, Assistant 
Director, Investigative Programs, Homeland Security Investigations, 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; 
Jennifer Fowler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Office of 
Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes; Charles Davidson, Hudson 
Institute, John Cassara, Foundation for Defense of Democracies Center 
on Sanctions and Illicit Finance, and Douglas Farah, IBI Consultants 
LLC, all of Washington, D.C.; and Kathryn Haun Rodriguez, Coinbase 
Global, Inc., San Francisco, California.

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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