Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
December 1, 2015
114th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 161, No. 173 — Daily Edition
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 173
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D1255-D1256] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) ACQUISITION REFORM Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine acquisition reform, focusing on next steps, after receiving testimony from Jacques S. Gansler, The Gansler Group; Norman R. Augustine, The Defense Revolution; Ben FitzGerald, Center for a New American Security; and Lt Col Dan Ward, USAF (Ret.), F.I.R.E.: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation. WELL CONTROL RULE Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Well Control Rule and other regulations related to offshore oil and gas production, after receiving testimony from Brian Salerno, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Department of the Interior; Erik Milito, American Petroleum Institute, and Jacqueline Savitz, Oceana, both of Washington, D.C.; and Mark Rockel, Ramboll Environ, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. INTERNATIONAL TAX Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine international tax, focusing on OECD BEPS and European Union state aid, after receiving testimony from Robert B. Stack, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, International Tax Affairs; and Dorothy Coleman, National Association of Manufacturers, and Michael Danilack, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, both of Washington, D.C. [[Page D1256]] NOMINATIONS Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Catherine Ebert-Gray, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and Ambassador to the Republic of Vanuatu, Scot Alan Marciel, of California, to be Ambassador to the Union of Burma, John D. Feeley, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, Linda Swartz Taglialatela, of New York, to be Ambassador to Barbados, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Todd C. Chapman, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador, Jean Elizabeth Manes, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, and Amos J. Hochstein, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Energy Resources), who was introduced by Senator Warner, all of the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. PUERTO RICO'S FISCAL PROBLEMS Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Puerto Rico's fiscal problems, focusing on examining the source and exploring the solution, after receiving testimony from Representative Pierluisi; Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro J. Garcia Padilla, Carlos A. Colon-De-Armas, University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Business, and Richard L. Carrion, Banco Popular, all of San Juan; former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, New York; Alex J. Pollock, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.; and Stephen J. Spencer, Houlihan Lokey, Minneapolis, Minnesota. INTELLIGENCE Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.