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…
- Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cancelled the first two weeks of the Senate’s scheduled August state work period to allow more time to work on the people’s priorities. Senator Ernst and several of her colleagues called for the cancellationpreviously. Watch Senator Ernst’s reaction here.
- Senator Ernst participated in a panel discussion on “The Cost of Caring: Family Caregivers and Tax Reform” hosted by The Hill and AARP.
- At a Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing, Senator Ernst questioned industry leaders on how best to promote the United States’ agricultural bounty abroad in the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill, and highlighted theimportance of international trade agreements to benefit not only the agricultural economy, but our national security.
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