Washington, D.C. – Today, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the Committee will convene a hearing on Tuesday, December 6 to discuss Compassion International’s work in India.  The hearing, entitled “American Compassion in India: Government Obstacles,” will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “In three weeks, Compassion International – which provides critical tutoring, nutrition and medical services to children in India – could be shut down because of Indian government regulators.  It is my hope that by bringing attention to this issue, 145,000 children will not be tragically denied services they desperately need.  And then, relations between the two countries will be even stronger.”

Hearing: American Compassion in India: Government Obstacles

Tuesday, December 6 at 10 a.m. ET

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Mr. Stephen Oakley
General Counsel and Vice President of the General Counsel Office
Compassion International

Mr. John Sifton
Acting Deputy Washington Director
Asia Advocacy Director
Human Rights Watch

Irfan Nooruddin, Ph.D.
Hamad bin Khalifa Professor of Indian Politics
Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University


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