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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC, for reappointment 
to the grade of general and reappointment to be Chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff.

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NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nominations of Ann Marie Buerkle, of New York, 
to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Howard R. 
Elliott, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Walter 
G. Copan, of Colorado, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards 
and Technology, who was introduced by Senator Gardner, and Timothy 
Gallaudet, of California, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Oceans and Atmosphere, who was introduced by Senator Wicker, after the 
nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

NATIONAL PARKS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National 
Parks concluded a hearing to examine encouraging the next generation to 
visit National Parks, after receiving testimony from Lena McDowall, 
Deputy Director for Management and Administration, National Park 
Service, Department of the Interior; Yennie Solheim Fuller, Niantic, 
Inc., San Francisco, California; John Leong, Kupu, Honolulu, Hawaii; 
Angela Fultz Nordstrom, NIC Inc., Brentwood, Tennessee; Tim Rout, 
AccessParks, La Jolla, California; and Will Shafroth, National Park 
Foundation, Washington, D.C.

FOREST MANAGEMENT TO MITIGATE WILDFIRES
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine forest management to mitigate wildfires, focusing on 
legislative solutions, including S. 605, to amend the Forest and 
Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 and the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 to discourage litigation against the 
Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management relating to land 
management projects, S. 1417, to require the Secretary of the Interior 
to develop a categorical exclusion for covered vegetative management 
activities carried out to establish or improve habitat for greater 
sage-grouse and mule deer, and S. 1731, to address the forest health 
crisis on National Forest System land, after receiving testimony from 
Senators Hatch, Thune, Tester, and Daines; Jessica Crowder, Office of 
Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead, Cheyenne; Lawson Fite, American 
Forest Resource Council, Portland, Oregon; and Collin O'Mara, National 
Wildlife Federation, Reston, Virginia.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, of the District of 
Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, 
and Daniel J. Kritenbrink, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam, both of the Department of State, after 
the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Richard Duke Buchan III, of Florida, to be 
Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, and to serve concurrently and 
without additional compensation as Ambassador to Andorra, Richard 
Grenell, of California, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of 
Germany, Edward T. McMullen, Jr., of South Carolina, to be Ambassador 
to the Swiss Confederation, and to serve concurrently and without 
additional compensation as Ambassador to the Principality of 
Liechtenstein, who was introduced by Senator Graham, Jamie McCourt, of 
California, to be Ambassador to the French Republic, and to serve 
concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the 
Principality of Monaco, and Peter Hoekstra, of Michigan, to be 
Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, who was introduced by 
Senator Stabenow, all of the Department of State, after the nominees 
testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

THREATS TO THE HOMELAND
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine threats to the homeland, after receiving 
testimony from Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security; 
Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Department of Justice; and Nicholas J. Rasmussen, Director, National 
Counterterrorism Center.

GAO REPORTS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF NATIVE AMERICANS
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing 
to examine the Government Accountability Office reports on human 
trafficking of Native Americans in the United States, including actions 
needed to better report on victims served, after receiving testimony 
from Gretta L. Goodwin, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, 
Government Accountability Office; Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of 
Tribal Justice, Department of Justice; Jason Thompson, Acting Director, 
Office of Justice Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the 
Interior; Nicole Matthews, Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual

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Assault Coalition, St. Paul; and Cindy McCain, Arizona Governor's Human 
Trafficking Council, Phoenix.

SBA RESPONSE TO 2017 HURRICANES
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the Small Business Administration's response to the 
2017 hurricanes, after receiving testimony from James Rivera, Associate 
Administrator for Disaster Assistance, Small Business Administration; 
Daniel Davis, JAX Chamber, Jacksonville, Florida; and Steven K. 
Lawrence, University of Houston Bauer College of Business, Houston, 
Texas, on behalf of the Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development 
Center Network.

PREVENTING VETERAN SUICIDE
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine preventing veteran suicide, after receiving testimony from 
David J. Shulkin, Secretary, and John D. Daigh, Jr., Assistant 
Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections, Office of Inspector 
General, both of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Craig J. Bryan, 
The University of Utah National Center for Veterans Studies, Salt Lake 
City; and Matt Kuntz, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Helena, 
Montana.

INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.



    


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