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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 200 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
(Committees not listed did not meet)
DOD ACQUISITION REFORM
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine
Department of Defense acquisition reform efforts, after receiving
testimony from former Representative Heather A. Wilson, Secretary of
the Air Force, Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, Ellen M. Lord,
Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, and James
F. Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development,
and Acquisition, all of the Department of Defense.
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the
nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S.
Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.
21ST CENTURY CURES ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee
concluded a hearing to examine implementation of the 21st Century Cures
Act, focusing on progress and the path forward for medical innovation,
after receiving testimony from Francis S. Collins, Director, National
Institutes of Health, and Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and
Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, both of the Department of Health
and Human Services.
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the
nominations of Leonard Steven Grasz, of Nebraska, to be United States
Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, James C. Ho, of Texas, to be
United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, Don R. Willett, of
Texas, to be a Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the
Fifth Circuit, Terry A. Doughty, to be United States District Judge for
the Western District of Louisiana, Terry Fitzgerald Moorer, to be
United States District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, Mark
Saalfield Norris, Sr., to be United States District Judge for the
Western District of Tennessee, Claria Horn Boom, to be United States
District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, John
W. Broomes, to be United States District Judge for the District of
Kansas, Rebecca Grady Jennings, to be United States District Judge for
the Western District of Kentucky, and Robert Earl Wier, to be United
States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
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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