Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 149
(Daily Digest - December 09, 2014)

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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

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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.