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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 195 (Thursday, November 30, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Page D1264]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Randall G. Schriver, of Virginia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary, John C. Rood, of Arizona, to be Under Secretary for Policy, 
both of the Department of Defense, and 275 nominations in the Army, 
Navy, and Air Force.

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
recommendations from outside experts for a future National Defense 
Strategy, after receiving testimony from Thomas G. Mahnken, Center for 
Strategic Budgetary Assessments, David A. Ochmanek, RAND Corporation, 
Lieutenant General Thomas W. Spoehr, USA (Ret.), Heritage Foundation 
Center for National Defense, Mara E. Karlin, Johns Hopkins School of 
Advanced International Studies, and Mackenzie Eaglen, The American 
Enterprise Institute Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, all of 
Washington, D.C.

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of M. Lee McClenny, of Washington, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay, Carlos Trujillo, of Florida, to 
be Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, 
with the rank of Ambassador, and Kenneth J. Braithwaite, of 
Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, all of the 
Department of State, and Brock D. Bierman, of Virginia, to be an 
Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
Development, after the nominees testified and answered questions in 
their own behalf.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the front lines of the opioid crisis, 
focusing on perspectives from states, communities, and providers, after 
receiving testimony from Rebecca L. Boss, Rhode Island Department of 
Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, 
Cranston; Andrea Magermans, Wisconsin Department of Safety and 
Professional Services Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Madison; 
John Tilley, Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Frankfort; and 
A. Omar Abubaker, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, 

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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