Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) will convene a hearing Tuesday, March 28 to discuss the president’s recent budget proposal and its impact on U.S. foreign assistance.  The hearing, entitled “The Budget, Diplomacy, and Development,” will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “From fighting ISIS to feeding the starving, diplomacy and foreign assistance plays a critical role in advancing U.S. values and national security.  With no shortage of grave threats, we must ensure our foreign aid is effective, efficient, and adequately funded.  This hearing will be an opportunity to discuss ways to more strategically deploy foreign assistance programs at a time when resources are limited.”

Hearing: The Budget, Diplomacy, and Development

10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Stephen D. Krasner, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution

Ms. Danielle Pletka
Senior Vice President
Foreign and Defense Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute

The Honorable R. Nicholas Burns
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
(Former Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State)


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***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.