Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow at 10 a.m., House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) will convene a hearing to examine the National Security Council’s increasing role in foreign policy and its lack of oversight.  The hearing is entitled “Reforming the National Security Council: Efficiency and Accountability.”

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “There has been increasing bipartisan concern over the size and role of the President’s National Security Council staff.  In too many cases, its role of ‘honest broker’ has been lost to policy making – and even secret diplomatic negotiations – all out of view of Congress. This hearing is an opportunity to hear from witnesses who have direct experience with the growth of the NSC firsthand.”

Hearing: Reforming the National Security Council: Efficiency and Accountability

Thursday, September 8 at 10 a.m. ET

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable David C. Miller, Jr.
Non-Resident Senior Fellow
The Atlantic Council
(Former Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council)

The Honorable Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
The Stimson Center
(Former Assistant Secretary for Political Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State)

The Honorable Derek Chollet
Counselor and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
(Former Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense)


***See www.foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates.

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