Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 143
(Daily Digest - November 20, 2014)

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[Pages D1050-D1051]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
TAKATA AIRBAG RECALLS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the Takata airbag recalls and the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) recall process, after receiving 
testimony from David J. Friedman, Deputy Administrator, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation; 
Hiroshi Shimizu, Takata Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Rick Schostek, Honda 
North America, Inc., Marysville, Ohio; Scott G. Kunselman, Chrysler 
Group LLC, Auburn Hills, Michigan; and Stephanie Erdman, Destin, 
Florida.
WALL STREET BANK INVOLVEMENT WITH PHYSICAL COMMODITIES
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations

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held a hearing to examine Wall Street bank involvement with physical 
commodities, focusing on the extent to which banks and their holding 
companies own physical commodities like oil, natural gas, aluminum and 
other industrial metals, as well as own or control businesses like 
power plants, oil and gas pipelines, and commodity warehouses, after 
receiving testimony from Chris Wibbelman, Metro International Trade 
Services, Allen Park, Michigan; Jacques Gabillon, Goldman Sachs, 
London, England; Jorge Vazquez, HARBOR Aluminum Intelligence LLC, 
Austin, Texas; Nick Madden, Novelis Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; and Gregory 
Agran, Goldman Sachs, Simon Greenshields, Morgan Stanley, and John 
Anderson, JPMorgan Chase and Co., all of New York, New York.
  Hearings recessed subject to the call and will meet again on Friday, 
November 21, 2014.


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  On page D1051, November 20, 2014, the following language 
appears: WALL STREET BANK INVOLVEMENT WITH PHYSICAL COMMODITIES 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing to examine Wall 
Street bank involvement with physical commodities, focusing on the 
extent to which banks and their holding companies own physical 
commodities like oil, natural gas, aluminum and other industrial 
metals, as well as own or control businesses like power plants, 
oil and gas pipelines, and commodity warehouses, after receiving 
testimony from Chris Wibbelman, Metro International Trade 
Services, Allen Park, Michigan; Jacques Gabillon, Goldman Sachs, 
London, England; Jorge Vazquez, HARBOR Aluminum Intelligence LLC, 
Austin, Texas; Nick Madden, Novelis Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; and 
Gregory Agran, Goldman Sachs, Simon Greenshields, Morgan Stanley, 
and John Anderson, JPMorgan Chase and Co., all of New York, New 
York. Hearings recessed subject to the call and will meet again on 
Friday, November 21, 2014.
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: WALL STREET BANK 
INVOLVEMENT WITH PHYSICAL COMMODITIES Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on 
Investigations held a hearing to examine Wall Street bank 
involvement with physical commodities, focusing on the extent to 
which banks and their holding companies own physical commodities 
like oil, natural gas, aluminum and other industrial metals, as 
well as own or control businesses like power plants, oil and gas 
pipelines, and commodity warehouses, after receiving testimony 
from Chris Wibbelman, Metro International Trade Services, Allen 
Park, Michigan; Jacques Gabillon, Goldman Sachs, London, England; 
Jorge Vazquez, HARBOR Aluminum Intelligence LLC, Austin, Texas; 
Nick Madden, Novelis Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; and Gregory Agran, 
Goldman Sachs, Simon Greenshields, Morgan Stanley, and John 
Anderson, JPMorgan Chase and Co., all of New York, New York. 
Hearings recessed subject to the call and will meet again on 
Friday, November 21, 2014.


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NOMINATION
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Lauren McGarity 
McFerran, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National 
Labor Relations Board, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator 
Harkin, testified and answered questions in her own behalf.
PRICING OF GENERIC DRUGS
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on 
Primary Health and Aging concluded a hearing to examine the pricing of 
generic drugs, after receiving testimony from Representative Cummings; 
Stephen W. Schondelmeyer, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy 
PRIME Institute, Minneapolis; Rob Frankil, Sellersville Pharmacy, Inc., 
Sellersville, Pennsylvania, on behalf of the National Community 
Pharmacists Association; Scott Gottlieb, The American Enterprise 
Institute, Washington, DC; Aaron S. Kesselheim, Harvard Medical School, 
and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; and Carol Ann 
Riha, West Des Moines, Iowa.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 2520, to improve the Freedom of Information Act, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R.1447, to encourage States to report to the Attorney General 
certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody 
of law enforcement agencies; and
  The nominations of Jorge Luis Alonso, and John Robert Blakey, both to 
be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of 
Illinois, Allison Dale Burroughs, to be United States District Judge 
for the District of Massachusetts, Jeanne E. Davidson, of Maryland, to 
be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade, Haywood 
Stirling Gilliam, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the 
Northern District of California, Amos L. Mazzant, III, and Robert 
William Schroeder III, both to be a United States District Judge for 
the Eastern District of Texas, Amit Priyavadan Mehta, to be United 
States District Judge for the District of Columbia, and Robert Lee 
Pitman, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of 
Texas.
NOMINATION
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nomination of Nicholas J. Rasmussen, of Virginia, to be 
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the 
Director of National Intelligence, after the nominee, who was 
introduced by Senator Feinstein, testified and answered questions in 
his own behalf.