Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the Committee will convene a hearing to examine the Administration’s progress combating ISIS.  The hearing, entitled “Countering ISIS: Are We Making Progress?” will take place on Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 am in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “It has been six months since the fall of Mosul, and ISIS continues to control roughly the same amount of territory in Iraq and Syria.  The countries in this region are being dangerously destabilized as millions of people have been displaced and thousands of others slaughtered by this terrorist army.  Meanwhile, ISIS has recruited thousands of foreign fighters and encourages sympathizers to carry-out attacks across the globe, including against civilians and military personnel here in the U.S.  

“This hearing will provide Committee members an opportunity to question the Obama Administration on the progress of the anti-ISIS effort, including the coalition air campaign, support of U.S. partners on the ground, policies toward hostile regimes, as well as the Administration’s plans to deal with a worsening humanitarian disaster across the region.”

Hearing:  Countering ISIS: Are We Making Progress?

10:00 am on Wednesday, December 10

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable Brett McGurk
Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
U.S. Department of State