Chairman Royce to Convene Hearing on U.S. Response to Crisis in Syria – Wednesday, March 20
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that he will convene a hearing on Wednesday, March 20 entitled, “Crisis in Syria: The U.S. Response.”
U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford and other State Department and USAID officials will testify at the hearing.
Chairman Royce said: “Unfortunately, we are watching conditions in Syria continue to deteriorate precipitously. The Assad regime has killed tens of thousands of Syrians. Millions more have been displaced or have fled to neighboring countries increasingly strained by their influx. This is a regional crisis.
“It’s time for the Obama Administration, which has struggled on Syria, to present and defend its policy on all fronts, including its humanitarian efforts. The Committee will focus on how the U.S. can best protect its vital national interests and effectively promote a stable and peaceful Syria.”
Wednesday, March 20
Hearing: Crisis in Syria: The U.S. Response
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Invited witnesses include:
The Honorable Robert S. Ford
The Honorable Anne C. Richard
The Honorable Nancy E. Lindborg
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