Consideration of legislation urging Iran to release U.S. citizens will immediately follow the hearing

**See important planning note/RSVP requirement for media**

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow at 10 a.m., U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing at which family members of four Americans either detained or missing in Iran will testify.  The hearing is entitled “Americans Detained in Iran.”

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “The detentions or disappearance of four Americans inside Iran are more examples of the Iranian regime’s horrendous human rights record.  Unfortunately, this is nothing new for the regime.  This hearing will give Members of the Committee and the American public an opportunity to hear from the families of these four Americans and explore ways to secure their release.”

Immediately following the hearing, the Committee will consider H. Res. 233, authored by Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Iran should immediately release the three United States citizens it holds, as well as provide all known information on any United States citizens that have disappeared within its borders.

Hearing: Americans Detained in Iran
Markup: H. Res. 233

10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Mrs. Nagameh Abedini
(Wife of Saeed Abedini)

Ms. Sarah Hekmati
(Sister of Amir Hekmati)

Mr. Daniel Levinson
(Son of Robert Levinson)

Mr. Ali Rezaian
(Brother of Jason Rezaian)

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

The hearing will be webcast at

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 TODAY.

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

***See for updates.