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Associated Press Daybook-Thursday-Congress-Senate for Thursday, Nov. 07.

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Thursday, Nov. 07 9:30 AM Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Farm Bill implementation – Hearing on ‘Implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill: Rural Development and Energy Programs’, with testimony from USDA Rural Business Service Administrator Bette Brand; USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers; USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe; North East Mississippi Electric Power Association General Manager and CEO Keith Hayward; Glenora Feed Yard and Sievers Family Farms AgriReNew Manager Brian Sievers; Grace Health CEO Michael Stanley; and MSU Extension Director Dr Jeff Dwyer

Location: Rm 328A, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://agriculture.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, 1 202 224 2035

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Thursday, Nov. 07 10:00 AM Senate Administration Committee hearing on Library of Congress modernization – Hearing on ‘Library of Congress Modernization Oversight’, with testimony from Register of Copyrights and U.S. Copyright Office Director Karyn Temple; Library of Congress CIO Bernard Barton Jr.; and Librarian of Congress Dr Carla Hayden

Location: Rm 301, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://rules.senate.gov

Contacts: Committee on Rules & Administration , 1 202 224 6352

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Thursday, Nov. 07 10:00 AM Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing – Hearing on ‘Issues and Legislation Related to Energy Development on Federal Land’ and on ‘S. 2418, to amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to modify a definition and the disposition and authorized uses of qualified outer Continental Shelf revenues under that Act and to exempt State and county payments under that Act from sequestration, to provide for the distribution of certain outer Continental Shelf revenues to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes’ and ‘S. 2666, to promote the development of renewable energy on public land, and for other purposes’, with testimony from Department of the Interior Office of Natural Resources Revenue Director Gregory Gould; North Slope Borough, AK, Mayor Harry Brower; Congressional Research Service Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section Specialist in Natural Resources Policy Laura Comay; Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority Board Chairman Chip Kline Jr.; and Office of the Wyoming Governor Chief Energy Advisor Randall Luthi

Location: Rm 366, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://energy.senate.gov/public/

Contacts: Senate Energy Committee, 1 202 224 4971

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Thursday, Nov. 07 10:00 AM Senate Banking Committee hearing on affordable housing – Hearing on ‘Examining Bipartisan Bills to Promote Affordable Housing Access and Safety’, with testimony from Columbia Housing interim Executive Director Ivory Mathews; Skyline Champion Corporation President and CEO Mark Yost (on behalf of Manufactured Housing Institute); and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Vice President for Housing Policy Peggy Bailey

Location: Rm 538, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://banking.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 1 202 224 7391

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Thursday, Nov. 07 10:00 AM Senate Judiciary Committee Executive Business Meeting – Executive Business Meeting, with agenda including nominations of Halil Suleyman Ozerden to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; Steven Menashi to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck to be U.S. Circuit Judges for the Eleventh Circuit; Silvia Carreno-Coll to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico; John Gallagher to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and Sherri Lydon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina

Location: Rm 226, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://judiciary.senate.gov/, https://twitter.com/senjudiciary

Contacts: Senate Judiciary Committee press, 1 202 224 7703

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Thursday, Nov. 07 10:00 AM Senate votes on judicial nominees – Senate convenes and proceeds to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Lee Philip Rudofsky to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, with agenda including votes on the nomination and on those of Jennifer Philpott Wilson to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and William Nardini to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit * Motions to invoke cloture on the nominations passed yesterday by 51 votes to 41, 89-3, and 87-3 respectively

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate, 1 202 224 3121

Votes at 11:45 AM (Rudovsky and Wilson) and 1:45 PM (Nardini)

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Thursday, Nov. 07 11:00 AM Senate Foreign Relations Committee top secret briefing on Afghanistan – Closed / Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information briefing on ‘Afghanistan: Discussion on the Way Ahead’, given by U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad

Location: SVC-217, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreign.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 1 202 224 4651

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Thursday, Nov. 07 12:30 PM Dem Sen. Bob Menendez unveils report on State Department role in administration decision to terminate TPS designations – Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Ranking Member Bob Menendez unveils new report being published by the Committee Democratic staff, titled ‘Playing Politics with Humanitarian Protections’ and representing the culmination of an investigation by the staff – commissioned by Sen. Menendez – into the State Department’s role in the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status designations for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. Report features dozens of pages of internal communications, including letters, memos, and embassy cables. Event also features a panel of TPS recipient Juana Villanueva, Penn Biden Center Senior Fellow Juan Gonzalez, Center for American Progress Vice President for Immigration Policy Tom Jawetz, National TPS Alliance Coordinator Jose Palma, and DHS Watch, A Project of America’s Voice Director Ur Jaddou

Location: S-115, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreign.senate.gov/

Contacts: Juan Pachon, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Juan_Pachon@foreign.senate.gov

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Thursday, Nov. 07 2:00 PM Closed Briefing: Intelligence Matters

Location: Rm 219, Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://intelligence.senate.gov

Contacts: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 1 202 224 1700

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