**Credentialed media must RSVP to access press viewing area**

Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will testify before the Committee on Tuesday, February 27. The hearing, entitled “The FY 2019 Foreign Affairs Budget,” will begin at 9 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “As this committee continues its work strengthening national security, including reforming outdated food aid programs and overseeing implementation of critical international broadcasting reforms, we look forward to hearing from Secretary Tillerson about the administration’s foreign affairs budget.” 

Hearing: The FY 2019 Foreign Affairs Budget

9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State


**Important planning note/RSVP requirement for press covering hearing**

The hearing will be webcast at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.

The hearing room will likely not be able to accommodate all members of the media wishing to cover the hearing from the press viewing area.

Only Congressionally credentialed members of the media will be allowed access to the press viewing area in the committee hearing room and MUST RSVP to their respective Press Gallery by 5pm on Monday, February 26.

All television crews must RSVP to the House Radio TV Gallery at 202-225-5214.  Gallery contact information:

House Radio/TV Gallery:  202-225-5214
House Periodical Gallery:  202-225-2941
House Daily Press Gallery:  202-225-3945
Photographer Gallery:  202-224-6548