*NOTE: A measure has been added to Wednesday’s Markup. Updated July 22, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.

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

Tuesday, July 23

Subcommittee Hearing: Asia: The Cyber Security Battleground

2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Phyllis Schneck, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Global Public Sector
McAfee, Inc.

Mr. James Lewis
Director and Senior Fellow
Technology and Public Policy Program
Center for Strategic International Studies

Mr. Karl Frederick Rauscher
Chief Technology Officer and Distinguished Fellow
EastWest Institute

Chairman Chabot on the hearing: “Every day, U.S. businesses are victims of cyber exploitation and theft by nation-state actors such as China.  Finding a way to better defend our critical infrastructure involves recognizing that cyberspace knows no borders. The cyber threats that jeopardize economic prosperity and security in America are thesame threats confronting nations around the world. Asia is a region beset by some of the world’s most aggressive cyber actors. It is truly a cyber security battlefield, which makes regional engagement imperative for promoting the preservation of global network functionality, and for establishing confidence building measures that foster trust and reliability. This hearing is an important opportunity to examine the evolving cyber threats in Asia, and to explore ways in which regional cooperation can build cyber security capacity and helps ensure that innovation flourishes alongside efforts to safeguard U.S. national security.”


Wednesday, July 24

Markup: H.R. 1409, H.R. 1926, H.R. 2449 and S. 793

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

H.R. 2449, (Mr. Royce) To authorize the President to extend the term of the Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy for a period not to exceed March 19, 2016.

H.R. 1409, (Mr. Engel) To amend the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to further enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes

H.R. 1926, (Mr. Chabot) To further enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.

S. 793, (Mr. Menendez) A bill to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American States, and for other purposes.

Thursday, July 25

Subcommittee Hearing: Emerging Threat of Resource Wars

10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 25 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Mr. Edward C. Chow
Senior Fellow
Energy and National Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jeffrey Mankoff, Ph.D.
Deputy Director and Fellow
Russia & Eurasian Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Chairman Rohrabacher on the hearing: “There is an increasing global demand for supplies of energy and minerals that is sparking intense economic competition that could lead to open conflict. Who owns the resources, who has the right to develop them, where will they be sent and put to use, and who controls the transport routes from the fields to the final consumers are all questions that must be answered. Whether the solutions come through cooperation or coercion; from market forces or statecommand, will determine the tenor of international relations. The hearing will look at the economic aspects of geopolitical tensions that could threaten U.S. and allied security, and what America can do to protect its interests.”


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***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.