Hearing Continues Committee’s Work to Examine President’s AUMF Proposal

***See important planning note/RSVP requirement for media***

Washington, D.C. – As part of the Committee’s examination of President Obama’s request for authorization to use military force against ISIS, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced today that the Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “The Administration’s Strategy to Confront ISIS.”  The hearing will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 8:30 a.m. in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Month after month we’ve seen the ISIS threat grow.  They are a nightmare for millions of civilians in Syria and Iraq.  Despite pressure from Congress, the Administration continues to offer too little, too late to our allies and partners on the front lines of this threat.  Stepping in are Iranian-backed Shiite militias, undercutting hopes for an inclusive Iraqi government.  This hearing will evaluate the Obama Administration’s strategy and AUMF request to confront ISIS.”

The hearing follows a number of Committee events to examine the President’s AUMF proposal, including a meeting with the intelligence community last week.

Hearing: “The Administration’s Strategy to Confront ISIS”
8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

General John Allen, USMC, Retired
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
U.S. Department of State

Brigadier General Michael Fantini, USAF
Middle East Principal Director
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense

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

The hearing will be webcast at 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 Wednesday, March 25.

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

***See foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates.