Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 173
(Daily Digest - December 01, 2015)

Text available as:

Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.


[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.