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

Tuesday, July 24
Subcommittee Hearing: Egypt: Security, Human Rights, and Reform

2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

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

Invited witnesses include:

Mr. Samuel Tadros
Senior Fellow
Center for Religious Freedom
The Hudson Institute

Michele Dunne, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Fellow
Middle East Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Mr. Jared Genser
Adjunct Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center 

Mr. Andrew Miller
Deputy Director for Policy
Project on Middle East Democracy 

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen on the hearing: “While the United States has focused much of its attention on Syria and Iran, developments in Egypt have gone largely under the radar. Despite a weakened economy, difficulty in implementing reforms and an inability to secure a decisive victory against terror groups in the Sinai, Sisi won his bid for re-election earlier this year. Since then, we have seen little indication that Egypt will be able to stabilize its economy, secure its borders, improve its human rights record, or make the reforms necessary to move forward. This hearing will allow the subcommittee to refocus our attention to a key U.S. partner in the region, and assess ways in which we can bolster our cooperation with Egypt to ensure it takes meaningful steps forward in a way that benefits Egypt as well as our own national security interests.”

Wednesday, July 25
Subcommittee Hearing: Budget Priorities for South Asia

2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

The Honorable Alice G. Wells
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Ms. Gloria Steele
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Asia
U.S. Agency for International Development

Chairman Yoho on the hearing: “Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka collectively are skyrocketing in importance, and U.S. interests in the Indian Ocean region are growing in kind. The region stands to become a major driver of global economic growth, and sits astride a strategic crossroads which is more and more critical to global commerce and security.  However, these countries also face major, persistent development challenges. In this hearing, the Subcommittee will discuss the Administration’s efforts to advance U.S. interests in South Asia, in the context of the FY2019 State Department and USAID budget requests for these countries.”


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