Chairman Royce on the hearing: “The nuclear test conducted by North Korea on September 3 was its most powerful to date, and its ICBM capabilities continue to improve. Sanctions, diplomacy and information must be fully utilized to address this direct threat to the United States and our allies. Fortunately, Congress has given the administration tools to help cut off cash to Kim Jong Un’s illicit weapons programs and, ultimately, help change North Korea from within. With this hearing, we will examine additional steps to exert maximum pressure on North Korea.”

Opening Statements

Full text of Chairman Ed Royce’s opening statement


Ms. Susan A. Thornton
Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

The Honorable Marshall Billingslea
Assistant Secretary
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
U.S. Department of the Treasury
[full text of statement]
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Hearing transcript (PDF)