Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 90
(Daily Digest - June 11, 2014)

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Committee on Appropriations: On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Subcommittee on 
Legislative Branch approved for full committee consideration H.R. 4487, 
making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, with an amendment.
APPROPRIATIONS: MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense 
concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal 
year 2015 for the Missile Defense Agency, after receiving testimony 
from Vice Admiral James D. Syring, USN, Director, Missile Defense 
Agency, Department of Defense.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
nomination of Shaun L.S. Donovan, of New York, to be Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget, after the nominee testified and 
answered questions in his own behalf.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nominations of Victor M. Mendez, of Arizona, 
to be Deputy Secretary, and Peter M. Rogoff, of Virginia, to be Under 
Secretary for Policy, both of the Department of Transportation, Bruce 
H. Andrews, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary, who was introduced by 
Senator Rockefeller, and Marcus Dwayne Jadotte, of Florida, to be 
Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, International Trade 
Administration, who was introduced by Senator Nelson, both of the 
Department of Commerce, and Robert S. Adler, of the District of 
Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, after the nominees testified and answered questions in 
their own behalf.
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Stuart E. Jones, of Virginia, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, Robert Stephen Beecroft, of 
California, to be Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Dana Shell 
Smith, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar, James D. 
Nealon, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, 
and Gentry O. Smith, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Office of 
Foreign Missions, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure 
of service, all of the Department of State, after the

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nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Shaun L.S. Donovan, of 
New York, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, after 
the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Landrieu and Collins, 
testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 919, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1447, to make technical corrections to certain Native American 
water rights settlements in the State of New Mexico, with amendments;
  S. 1574, to amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related 
Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian 
tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from 
diverse Federal sources, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 2041, to repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, with an amendment; and
  S. 2188, to amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority 
of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian 
tribes, with an amendment.
HIGHER EDUCATION FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing 
to examine Indian education, focusing on higher education for American 
Indian students, after receiving testimony from Jamienne Studley, 
Deputy Under Secretary of Education; Billie Jo Kipp, Blackfeet 
Community College, Browning, Montana, on behalf of the American Indian 
Higher Education Consortium; Cheryl Crazy Bull, American Indian College 
Fund, Denver, Colorado; Thomas Purce, The Evergreen State College, 
Olympia, Washington; and Melvin Monette, American Indian Graduate 
Center, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY OVERSIGHT
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to 
examine the Department of Homeland Security, after receiving testimony 
from Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security.