Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck
Grassley of Iowa
Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
Executive Business Meeting
May 25, 2017
we have three nominations and one bill on the Committee’s agenda.
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.
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