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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 204 (Thursday, December 14, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Page D1329]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 137 
nominations in the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

MIDDLE EAST POLICY AND STRATEGY
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
United States policy and strategy in the Middle East, after receiving 
testimony from Ryan C. Crocker, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson 
School of Public and International Affairs; Eric S. Edelman, Center for 
Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; James F. Jeffrey, Washington 
Institute for Near East Policy; and Stuart E. Jones, The Cohen Group.

COUNTERTERRORISM GUIDANCE
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee received a closed briefing on 
new counterterrorism guidance from Nathan Sales, Coordinator for 
Counterterrorism, Department of State; and Major General Albert M. 
Elton II, Deputy Director for Special Operations and Counterterrorism, 
The Joint Staff, and Andrew Knaggs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Special Operations and Counterterrorism, both of the Department of 
Defense.

NOMINATION
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Margaret Weichert, of 
Georgia, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and 
Budget, after the nominee testified and answered questions in her own 
behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Andrei Iancu, of California, to be Under Secretary of 
Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, and Duane A. Kees, to be United States 
Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Stephen R. McAllister, 
to be United States Attorney for the District of Kansas, Ronald A. 
Parsons, Jr., to be United States Attorney for the District of South 
Dakota, Ryan K. Patrick, to be United States Attorney for the Southern 
District of Texas, and Michael B. Stuart, to be United States Attorney 
for the Southern District of West Virginia, all of the Department of 
Justice.

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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