Media Contact 202-225-5021

**Credentialed media must RSVP to access press viewing area**

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow at 9 a.m., House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) will convene a hearing entitled “Strengthening American Diplomacy: Reviewing the State Department’s Budget, Operations, and Policy Priorities.”

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “As this committee continues its work to strengthen our national security – including by maintaining pressure on North Korea and pursuing critical reforms to our food aid and international broadcasting programs – we look forward to hearing from Secretary Pompeo about the administration’s foreign affairs priorities.”

What:
Hearing: Strengthening American Diplomacy: Reviewing the State Department’s Budget, Operations, and Policy Priorities

When:
9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23

Where:
2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witness:
The Honorable Mike Pompeo
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State


**Important planning note/RSVP requirement for press covering hearing**

The hearing will be webcast at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.

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 Tuesday, May 22.

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

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