Secretary Kerry to Testify at Hearing on Sept. 16

***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 Tuesday, September 16 at 2pm, the Committee will convene a hearing at which Secretary of State John Kerry will testify about whether or not the Obama Administration has yet developed a strategy for combatting the terrorist group ISIS. 

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “The President said his Administration had no strategy against ISIS two weeks ago, despite it long being on the march.  The Administration is sending mixed messages now.  ISIS is a serious threat to U.S. national security.  The Committee needs to hear a comprehensive strategy from Secretary Kerry on how the Administration is going to confront this brutal and sophisticated terrorist group.”


Hearing on Obama Administration’s strategy for combatting ISIS


2pm on Tuesday, September 16, 2014


2172 Rayburn House Office Building


Secretary of State John F. Kerry

***Important planning note/RSVP requirement for media***

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 Monday, September 15.
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.