Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 147
(Daily Digest - December 04, 2014)

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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.