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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 198 (Tuesday, December 5, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1282-D1283]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

OPIOID CRISIS IN AMERICA
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, 
Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies 
addressing the opioid crisis in America, focusing on prevention, 
treatment, and recovery, after receiving testimony from former 
Representative Patrick J. Kennedy, President's Commission on Combatting 
Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis; and Elinore McCance-Katz, 
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance 
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Francis S. Collins, 
Director, National Institutes of Health, and Debra Houry, Director, 
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention,

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all of the Department of Health and Human Services.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 2155, to promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory 
relief, and enhance consumer protections, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute; and
  The nomination of Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be Chairman of 
the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the nominations of Timothy R. Petty, of Indiana, to 
be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior, who was introduced by 
Senator Risch, and Linda Capuano, of Texas, to be Administrator of the 
Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy, after the 
nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

ENERGY LEGISLATION
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy 
concluded a hearing to examine S. 1336, to amend the Energy Policy Act 
of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and 
hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, S. 1455, to amend the 
United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007 to direct the 
Secretary of Energy to establish new goals for the Department of Energy 
relating to energy storage and to carry out certain demonstration 
projects relating to energy storage, S. 1563, to authorize the Office 
of Fossil Energy to develop advanced separation technologies for the 
extraction and recovery of rare earth elements and minerals from coal 
and coal byproducts, S. 1851, to require the Secretary of Energy to 
establish an energy storage research program, demonstration and 
deployment program, and technical assistance and grant program, S. 
1876, to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to 
advance energy storage deployment by reducing the cost of energy 
storage through research, development, and demonstration, S. 1981, to 
amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small 
volumes of natural gas, and S. 2030, to deem the compliance date for 
amended energy conservation standards for ceiling light kits to be 
January 21, 2020, after receiving testimony from Senator Tillis; and 
Mark Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy.

AUTHORITY OVER INTERNATIONAL ACCORDS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the President, Congress, and shared authority over the 
international accords, after receiving testimony from Curtis A. 
Bradley, Duke Law School, Durham, North Carolina; and Avril Haines, 
Columbia University, New York, New York.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Kenneth L. Marcus, of 
Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, and Johnny 
Collett, of Kentucky, to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education 
and Rehabilitative Services, both of the Department of Education, and 
Scott A. Mugno, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary, and 
William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, both 
of the Department of Labor, after the nominees, who were introduced by 
Senator Alexander, testified and answered questions in their own 
behalf.

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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