Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

 Senate will consider administration official nominations

By Sen. Joni Ernst

July 17, 2017

In case you missed it, RMA Armament of Centerville, Iowa will represent the state of Iowa at the White House’s Made in America showcase. Iowa is home to many companies, like RMA, that build military equipment. Additionally, Senator Ernst is working to increase the procurement of commercial off the shelf personal protective equipment, like body armor in this year’s NDAA.

To Committee Action…

  • On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Armed Services will consider multiple administration official nominations:
  • At 8:30 AM, CT, the committee will consider the nomination of General Paul J. Selva for reappointment to the grade of General and reappointment to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • At 1:30 PM CT, the committee will consider the nominations of John H. Gibson II to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense; Ellen M. Lord to be Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; Lucian L. Niemeyer to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment; and Matthew P. Donovan to be Under Secretary of the Air Force.
  • Additionally, at 3:00 PM CT on Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Armed Services will receive testimony on options and considerations for achieving a 355-ship Navy from former Reagan administration officials.
  • The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing on S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act on Wednesday at 9:00 AM CT.

Recapping Last Week…

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