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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 195 (Thursday, November 30, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1265-D1267]
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Committee Meetings

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held an 
oversight hearing on the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Testimony 
was heard from Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and 
Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on the Department of the 
Interior. Testimony was heard from David Bernhardt, Deputy Secretary, 
Department of the Interior.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION EMERGENCY 
RELIEF
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing 
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled 
“Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration 
Emergency Relief”. Testimony was heard from Brandye Hendrickson, 
Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration; and Walter 
Waidelich, Executive Director, Federal Highway Administration.

IMPLEMENTING THE 21ST CENTURY CURES ACT: AN UPDATE FROM FDA AND NIH
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled “Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: An Update from FDA 
and NIH”. Testimony was heard from Francis Collins, M.D., Director, 
National Institutes of Health; and Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissioner, 
Food and Drug Administration.

IDENTITY VERIFICATION IN A POST-BREACH WORLD
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Identity Verification in a 
Post-Breach World”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN COMBATING ONLINE SEX TRAFFICKING
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled “Latest Developments in Combating 
Online Sex Trafficking”. Testimony was heard from Representative 
Wagner; Russ Winkler, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Tennessee 
Bureau of Investigation; and public witnesses.

IMPLEMENTATION AND CYBERSECURITY PROTOCOLS OF THE CONSOLIDATED AUDIT 
TRAIL
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Securities, and Investments held a hearing entitled “Implementation 
and Cybersecurity Protocols of the Consolidated Audit Trail”. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF U.S. SANCTIONS PROGRAMS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and 
Trade held a hearing entitled “Evaluating the Effectiveness of U.S. 
Sanctions Programs”. Testimony was heard from Marshall Billingslea, 
Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the 
Treasury; and John E. Smith, Director, Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, Department of the Treasury.

WORLD WIDE THREATS: KEEPING AMERICA SECURE IN THE NEW AGE OF TERROR
Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“World Wide Threats: Keeping America Secure in the New Age of 
Terror”. Testimony was heard from Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary, 
Department of Homeland Security; Nicholas J. Rasmussen, Director, 
National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National 
Intelligence; Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation; and public witnesses.

THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF NATIONWIDE INJUNCTIONS BY DISTRICT COURTS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual 
Property, and the Internet held a hearing entitled “The Role and 
Impact of Nationwide Injunctions by District Courts”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee completed a markup on 
H.R. 1778, to provide that an order by the Secretary of the Interior 
imposing a moratorium on Federal coal leasing shall not take effect 
unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 2630, the “La Paz County Land Conveyance Act”; H.R. 
3117, the “Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 
2017”; H.R. 3607, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National 
Park System, and for other purposes; H.R. 3979, the “Keep America's 
Refuges Operational Act”; H.R. 4299, to provide for the indefinite 
duration of certain military land withdrawals, to improve the 
management of lands currently subject to such withdrawals and to make 
the management of such lands more transparent, and for other purposes; 
and H.R. 4300, the “Admiral Lloyd R. `Joe' Vasey Pacific War 
Commemorative Display Establishment Act”. H.R. 1778 and H.R. 4300 were 
ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 2630, H.R. 3117, H.R. 3607, 
H.R. 3979, and H.R. 4299 were ordered reported, as amended.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans 
held a hearing on H.R. 4419, the “Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of 
Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining Act”. Testimony was heard 
from Representative Newhouse;

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Alan Mikkelsen, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation; and public 
witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing on H.R. 1675, the “National Landslide 
Preparedness Act”; H.R. 4033, the “National Geologic Mapping Act 
Reauthorization Act”; legislation to amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 
1970 to promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under 
geothermal leases, and for other purposes; and legislation to provide 
for the establishment of the National Volcano Early Warning and 
Monitoring System. Testimony was heard from David Applegate, Acting 
Deputy Director, Office of the Director, Natural Hazards, U.S. 
Geological Survey; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
markup on H.R. 2623, the “Lessening Regulatory Costs and Establishing 
a Federal Regulatory Budget Act of 2017”; H.R. 4431, the “Correcting 
Miscalculations in Veterans' Pensions Act”; H.R. 3638, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings 
Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the “Rutledge Pearson Post Office 
Building”; H.R. 3655, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as 
the “Dr. Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building”; H.R. 4042, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the “Borinqueneers 
Post Office Building”; H.R. 4285, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 123 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica 
Hill, New Jersey, as the “James C. `Billy' Johnson Post Office 
Building”; and H.R. 4301, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 201 Tom Hall Street in Fort Mill, 
South Carolina, as the “J. Elliott Williams Post Office Building”. 
H.R. 2623 was ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 4431, H.R. 3638, H.R. 
3655, H.R. 4042, H.R. 4285, and H.R. 4301 were ordered reported, 
without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Full Committee held a 
markup on H.R. 4460, the “Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2017”; H.R. 
3814, the “No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act”; and H.R. 3813, the 
“Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act”. H.R. 4460 
was ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 3814 and H.R. 3813 were ordered 
reported, without amendment.

TESTIMONY OF ERIK PRINCE
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled “Testimony of Erik Prince”. Testimony was heard from 
a public witness. This hearing was open in a closed space.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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