Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
December 9, 2014
113th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 160, No. 149 — Daily Edition
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 149
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D1100-D1101] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Robert M. Scher, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities, David J. Berteau, to be Assistant Secretary for Logistics and Material Readiness, and Alissa M. Starzak, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army, all of the Department of Defense, and 3,579 nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. INEQUALITY, OPPORTUNITY, AND THE HOUSING MARKET Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development concluded a hearing to examine inequality, opportunity, and the housing market, including S. 1217, to provide secondary mortgage market reform, after receiving testimony from Wayne T. Meyer, New Jersey Community Capital, New Brunswick; Julia Gordon, Center for American Progress, and Debby Goldberg, National Fair Housing Alliance, both of Washington, D.C.; and Mabel Guzman, National Association of Realtors, Chicago, Illinois. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Willie E. May, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, Tho Dinh- Zarr, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Mark R. Rosekind, of California, to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Carlos A. Monje, Jr., of Louisiana, to be Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, both of the Department of Transportation. SOCIAL SECURITY Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Social Security, focusing on if there is a key foundation of economic security working for women, after receiving testimony from Catherine J. Dodd, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and Sita Nataraj Slavov, George Mason University, both of Washington, D.C.; Janet Barr, American Academy of Actuaries, Chicago, Illinois; and Barbara Perrin, Eugene, Oregon. HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues concluded a hearing to examine the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), focusing on confronting the growing humanitarian crisis in Iraq and Syria, after receiving testimony from Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, Agency for International Development; Iraq Parliament Minister Vian Dakhil, Baghdad; Sarah Margon, Human Rights Watch, Washington, D.C.; and Bishop Francis Kalabat, St. Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Diocese, Detroit, Michigan. AUTHORIZATION FOR THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), after receiving testimony from John Kerry, Secretary of State. CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism concluded a hearing to examine campus sexual assault, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement, including S. 2692, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to combat campus sexual violence, and S. 195, to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs, after receiving testimony from Senators McCaskill and Gillibrand; Angela Fleischer, Southern Oregon University, Corvallis; Kathy R. Zoner, Cornell University Police, Syracuse, New York; and Peg Langhammer, Day One, Providence, Rhode Island. THE STATE OF CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE U.S. Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights concluded a hearing to examine the state of civil and human rights in the United States, including 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, S. 1410, to focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders, S. 2235, to secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration, S. 1945, to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which [[Page D1101]] States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, S. 1675, to reduce recidivism and increase public safety, and S. 1038, to eliminate racial profiling by law enforcement, after receiving testimony from Senator Booker, Representatives Gutierrez and Ellison; Cedric Alexander, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, DeKalb County, Georgia; and Wade Henderson, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Laura W. Murphy, American Civil Liberties Union, both of Washington, D.C.