Opening Statements

Rep. Edward R. Royce, Chairman
[full text of opening statement]


Mr. Eric Rubin
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

The Honorable Paige Alexander
Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Europe and Eurasia
U.S. Agency for International Development
[full text of statement]

Mr. Daleep Singh
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia
U.S. Department of the Treasury
[full text of statement]

Hearing transcript (PDF)

**Important planning note for press covering hearing**

The hearing will be webcast at

The hearing room will likely not be able to accommodate all members of the media wishing to cover the hearing from the press viewing area.

Only Congressionally credentialed members of the media will be allowed access to the press viewing area in the committee hearing room and must RSVP to their respective Press Gallery by NOON on Wednesday, March 5.

All television crews must RSVP to the House Radio TV Gallery at 202-225-5214.


Gallery contact information:

House Radio/TV Gallery:  202-225-5214

House Periodical Gallery:  202-225-2941

House Daily Press Gallery:  202-225-3945  

Photographer Gallery:  202-224-6548