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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 204 (Thursday, December 14, 2017)]
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(Committees not listed did not meet)
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.
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
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
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
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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