Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that on Thursday, October 3, he will convene a hearing to examine the growing threat of al-Shabaab,  the Somalia-based and al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization.

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “We’ve known for some time that the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab remains a threat in the Horn of Africa.  Following the recent brutal attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, it is critical that the United States and our allies reassess the threat that al-Shabaab poses outside of Somalia and outside the region.  This hearing will examine the extent of the al-Shabaab threat to the interests of the United States around the world and those of our allies.”

Hearing:  Al-Shabaab: How Great a Threat?

9:45 a.m., Thursday, October 3

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

To be named at later date

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

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