Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 147
(Daily Digest - December 04, 2014)
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[Daily Digest] [Page D1085] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) NOMINATION Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Colette Dodson Honorable, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Pryor and Boozman, testified and answered questions in her own behalf. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items: S. 2946, to provide improved water, sanitation, and hygiene programs for high priority developing countries, with amendments; S. Res. 578, supporting the role of the United States in ensuring children in the world's poorest countries have access to vaccines and immunization through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; S. Res. 586, calling on the Government of Burma to develop a non- discriminatory and comprehensive solution that addresses Rakhine State's needs for peace, security, harmony, and development under equitable and just application of the rule of law, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; H. Con. Res. 107, denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in violation of international humanitarian law, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and The nominations of Robert Francis Cekuta, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Richard M. Mills, Jr., of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, Jess Lippincott Baily, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, Margaret Ann Uyehara, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Montenegro, Richard Rahul Verma, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of India, Peter Michael McKinley, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Carol Leslie Hamilton, of California, to be an Alternate Representative to the Sixty-ninth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be an Alternate Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, and to be Representative to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador, and lists in the Foreign Service, all of the Department of State, and Leon Aron, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. FANS ACT Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine S. 1721, to decrease the frequency of sports blackouts, to require the application of the antitrust laws to Major League Baseball, focusing on if sports blackouts and antitrust exemptions are harming fans, consumers, and the games themselves, after receiving testimony from Senator McCain; William T. Lake, Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission; and David R. Goodfriend, Sports Fans Coalition, Sally Greenberg, National Consumers League, and Gerald J. Waldron, Covington and Burling LLP, on behalf of the National Football League, all of Washington, DC. NOMINATION Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Leigh A. Bradley, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs, after the nominee testified and answered questions in her own behalf. INTELLIGENCE Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.