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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 200 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1298-D1299]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

Committee Meetings

THE MISSION OF THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a 
hearing entitled “The Mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency”. Testimony was heard from Scott Pruitt, Administrator, 
Environmental Protection Agency.

EXAMINING THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Examining the Office of 
Financial Research”. Testimony was heard from Richard Berner, 
Director, Office of Financial Research, Department of the Treasury.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals for 
a More Efficient Federal Financial Regulatory Regime: Part II”. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS IN AFRICA
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Counterterrorism Efforts in Africa”. Testimony was heard from John 
J. Sullivan, Deputy Secretary, Department of State; and David J. 
Trachtenberg, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Department 
of Defense.

EXAMINING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY'S EFFORTS TO COUNTER 
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, 
Response, and Communications held a hearing entitled “Examining the 
Department of Homeland Security's Efforts to Counter Weapons of Mass 
Destruction”. Testimony was heard from James F. McDonnell, Assistant 
Secretary, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction and Director, 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security; 
William Bryan, Acting Under Secretary, Science and Technology 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; and Chris P. Currie, 
Director, Emergency Management, National Preparedness, and Critical 
Infrastructure Protection, Homeland Security and Justice Team, 
Government Accountability Office.

PREVENTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE CONGRESSIONAL WORKPLACE: EXAMINING 

REFORMS TO THE CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled “Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace: 
Examining Reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act”. Testimony 
was heard from Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair, Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission; Susan Tsui Grundmann, Executive Director, 
Office of Compliance; Gloria Lett, Counsel, Office of House Employment 
Counsel; and a public witness.

OVERSIGHT OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Oversight of the Federal Bureau of

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Investigation”. Testimony was heard from Christopher Wray, Director, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation.

TRANSFORMING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Transforming the Department of 
the Interior for the 21st Century”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a 
hearing on H.R. 805, the “Tulare Youth Recreation and Women's History 
Enhancement Act”; H.R. 1349, to amend the Wilderness Act to ensure 
that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not 
prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other purposes; H.R. 3371, the 
“Modoc County Land Transfer and Economic Development Act of 2017”; 
and H.R. 3961, the “Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 
2017”. Testimony was heard from Representatives McClintock, LaMalfa, 
and Soto; Glenn Casamassa, Associate Deputy Chief, U.S. Forest Service; 
Elizabeth Cavasso, Supervisor, District 4, County of Modoc, Alturas, 
California; Maritsa Castellanoz, Vice Mayor, City of Tulare, 
California; and public witnesses.

OVERSIGHT OF IT AND CYBERSECURITY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on 
Information Technology held a hearing entitled “Oversight of IT and 
Cybersecurity at the Department of Veterans Affairs”. Testimony was 
heard from Scott Blackburn, Acting Chief Information Officer, 
Department of Veteran Affairs; Dominic Cussatt, Chief Information 
Security Officer, Department of Veteran Affairs; and David A. Powner, 
Director, IT Management Issues, Government Accountability Office.

NEW NAMES, SAME PROBLEMS: THE VA MEDICAL SURGICAL PRIME VENDOR PROGRAM
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“New Names, Same Problems: The VA Medical Surgical Prime Vendor 
Program”. Testimony was heard from Ricky Lemmon, Acting Chief 
Procurement and Logistics Officer, Veterans Health Administration, 
Department of Veterans Affairs; Shelby Oakley, Director, Acquisition 
and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office; and a public 
witness.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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