Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Wednesday, December 16

Hearing: The Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations

10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

The Honorable Richard Olson
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
U.S. Department of State

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “I’ve long been concerned about Pakistan’s failure to take meaningful action against key Islamist terrorist groups operating within its territory.  The horrific attack in San Bernardino, and Tafsheen Malik’s education at a Pakistani madrassa, underscore the need for a new approach to confront this terrorist threat.  Wednesday’s hearing will give the Committee a chance to examine U.S.-Pakistan counterterrorism cooperation, the effectiveness of U.S. aid, and the concerning rise of schools in Pakistan teaching students hardline, jihadist ideology.”

Wednesday, December 16

Subcommittee Hearing: Egypt Two Years After Morsi (Part II)

1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Mr. David Schenker
Aufzien Fellow and Director
Program on Arab Politics
Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Mr. Eric Bjornlund
Democracy International

Steven A. Cook, Ph.D.
Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen on the hearing: “With Egypt recently concluding its long-delayed parliamentary elections, this is a timely opportunity to take another look at Egypt’s transition since Morsi. Egypt is an important regional partner and ally of the United States, including in the fight against ISIS and its radical ideology, and it is facing growing internal security threats, especially in the Sinai peninsula and along the Libyan border. This hearing will allow members to hear how effective Egypt has been in balancing security, human rights, and democratic reforms, and to assess what changes, if any, to U.S. policy would be useful in helping to secure that balance and achieving U.S. interests.”


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