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Grassley Statement at Executive Business Meeting

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
Executive Business Meeting
May 25, 2017
Today we have three nominations and one bill on the Committee’s agenda.
Today’s nominees are on the agenda for the first time today. They are Noel Francisco, to be Solicitor General of the United States; Makan Delrahim, to be an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division; and Steven Engel, to be an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel. I understand that the other side is requesting that they be held over this week, so they will be.
Turning to legislation, the only bill on our agenda is S. 782, the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2017. Senator Cornyn is the lead sponsor. The bill would extend an existing program, known as the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, for five more years. The bill will be held over, and we will take up the legislation at our next meeting, which will be held after the recess.