Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the Committee will convene a hearing on Wednesday, July 13 entitled, “Countering the Virtual Caliphate: The State Department’s Performance.”  The hearing will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “The United States is losing the information war to terrorists like ISIS and Hezbollah.  Earlier this year, the administration rebranded the office responsible for counter messaging, but little seems to have changed.  A strong, effective information offensive to counter the violent ideology being pushed by ISIS and other terrorists is long overdue.  This hearing will give members an opportunity to press the administration’s top public diplomacy official on how the U.S. can be more effective.”  

Hearing: Countering the Virtual Caliphate: The State Department’s Performance

Wednesday, July 13 at 10 a.m. ET

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable Richard Stengel
Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
U.S. Department of State


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