Top Administration Officials Covering Syria and Russia to Testify

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

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that on Wednesday, November 4, the Committee will convene a hearing that examines U.S. policy in Syria.  The hearing, entitled “U.S. Policy After Russia’s Escalation in Syria,” will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “As Russia ramps up its military intervention in Syria, the Obama Administration is ever deeper on the sideline.  Meanwhile, opposition forces are the targets of increasing attacks coordinated by the Assad regime.  In a strategy hatched during Iranian nuclear negotiations, it is the Russians in the air and the Iranians and their proxies on the ground. While ISIS remains largely unscathed, the humanitarian crisis only gets worse.

“This hearing will focus on the Administration’s plans for Syria, including its policy regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rapidly growing efforts to expand his influence in the Middle East.”

Hearing: U.S. Policy After Russia’s Escalation in Syria

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable Anne W. Patterson
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
U.S. Department of State
The Honorable Victoria Nuland
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
U.S. Department of State

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

The hearing will be webcast at
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 Tuesday, November 3.
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 for updates.