Tuesday - September 25, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

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Senate Schedules Four Committee Hearings for Sept. 25
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The Senate scheduled four committee hearings for Sept. 25:

*Armed Services:

To examine the nominations of General Robert B. Abrams, USA, to be General, and to be Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea, and Vice Admiral Craig S. Faller, USN, to be Admiral, and to be Commander, United States Southern Command.

*Energy and Natural Resources:

To examine the Department of Energy's efforts in the field of quantum information science.

*Foreign Relations:

To examine the nominations of Bonnie Glick, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator, ... Show Full Article

Senate Homeland Security Committee Sets Business Meeting
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued the following upcoming hearing: Business meeting at 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26:

AGENDA

1. Nomination of Peter T. Gaynor to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Legislation

1. S. 3478, FAMILIES Act of 2018;

2. S. 3405, Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2018;

3. S. 3137, Reforming Government Act of 2018;

4. S. 3208, Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2018; ... Show Full Article

Senate Health Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Health Care in Rural America
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security issued the following upcoming hearing: Health Care in Rural America: Examining Experiences and Costs at 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25:

Witnesses

Tom Glause, Commissioner, Wyoming Department of Insurance, Cheyenne, WY

Morgan Reed, President, App Association, Executive Director, Connected Health Initiative, Washington, DC

Alan Levine, Executive Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Ballad Health, Johnson City, TN

Deborah Richter, ... Show Full Article

Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Effects of Regulatory Policy on Economy
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management issued the following upcoming hearing: Examination of the effects of regulatory policy on the economy and business growth at 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10 a.m. on Sept. 27:

Member Statements

Chairman James Lankford R (OK)

Ranking Member Heidi Heitkamp D (ND)

Witnesses

Howard Shelanski, Georgetown University Law Center

Dustin Chambers, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University

Karen ... Show Full Article

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sets Nominations Hearing
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued the following upcoming hearing: Nominations at 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 26:

Witnesses

Panel One

Craig Lewis Cloud of Florida, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Botswana

Michael Peter Pelletier of Maine, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States ... Show Full Article

Nine Trump Nominees Received by Senate
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Senate received the nomination of nine individuals for positions in the Trump Administration on Sept. 24:

Bimal Patel, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Jeff Merkley, of Oregon, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Pamela Bates, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America ... Show Full Article

House Schedules Two Committee Hearings for Sept. 25
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. House of Representatives scheduled two committee hearings for Sept. 25:

*Financial Services:

Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance:

"HUD Office of Inspector General Report: HUD's Oversight of the Alexander County (IL) Housing Authority".

*Rules: Full Committee

Conference report to accompany:

- H.R. 6157, the "Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019" [Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019];

- H. Res. 1071, recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants ... Show Full Article