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

Wednesday, June 27
Subcommittee Hearing: Crisis in the Republic of the Cameroon

2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Panel I
The Honorable Donald Y. Yamamoto
Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State 

Panel II
Mr. Hans De Marie Heungoup
Senior Analyst
Central Africa
International Crisis Group 

Mr. Efi Tembon
Executive Director
Cameroonian Association for Bible Translation and Literacy 

Mr. Adotei Akwei
Deputy Director
Advocacy and Government Relations
Amnesty International United States 

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “In order to prevent the long simmering anglophone conflict from destabilizing a critical U.S security partner in the region, U.S. policy makers must understand the legitimacy of grievances and the social, constitutional and historical context of the present discontent in The Republic of Cameroon. A way forward includes a credible election process in the short term, but in the long run requires constitutional reform which reconstitutes the relationship among the Cameroonian peoples along just principles and the consent of the governed.”

Thursday, June 28
Markup: H. Res. 256, H. Res. 944, H.R. 1697, H.R. 4969, H.R. 5576, H.R. 5898, H.R. 6197, H.R. 6207, and H. Con. Res. 20

10 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

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

Measures to be marked up include:

H. Res. 256, Expressing support for the countries of Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization;

H. Res. 944, Expressing solidarity with and sympathy for the people of Guatemala after the June 3, 2018, eruption of the Fuego Volcano;

H.R. 1697, Israel Anti-Boycott Act;

H.R. 4969, Improving Embassy Design and Security Act of 2018;

H.R. 5576, Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018;

H.R. 5898, UNRWA Accountability Act of 2018;

H.R. 6197, Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act of 2018;

H.R. 6207, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democracy and Accountability Act of 2018; and

H. Con. Res. 20, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999.


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