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

Thursday, November 13

Hearing: Combating Ebola in West Africa: The International Response
10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 13 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

The Honorable Rajiv Shah
U.S. Agency for International Development

Ms. Bisa Williams
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State

The Honorable Michael D. Lumpkin
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict
U.S. Department of Defense

Major General James Lariviere, USMC
Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs (Africa)
Joint Chiefs of Staff
U.S. Department of Defense

Major General Nadja Y. West, USA
Joint Staff Surgeon
Joint Chiefs of Staff
U.S. Department of Defense

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “The Ebola epidemic that has besieged Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for the past seven months is unprecedented in scale, with devastating consequences for the region. This hearing will examine ongoing international and U.S. efforts tocontain this epidemic at its source in West Africa and the Administration’s emergency request for funding. We will hear from the head of the lead agency on the ground, Administrator Rajiv Shah, and from representatives of the defense community, who are playing an integral role in the response. We will also seek information about what other donors are – and are not – doing to address this dire health emergency.”

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