Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that Friday morning the Committee will consider H.Res. 573, legislation that condemns Boko Haram’s abduction of female students in Nigeria. 

Chairman Royce is an original cosponsor of the legislation.  Earlier today, he sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in which he announced that he will convene a hearing to examine the Administration’s response to the abhorrent and appalling kidnappings of hundreds of young Nigerian girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram.  In the letter, Chairman Royce urged the Administration to “facilitate strong intelligence sharing and an advice-and-assist role for the U.S. military to work with Nigeria to combat Boko Haram.”

At Friday’s markup, the Committee will also consider legislation to combat human trafficking and condemn human rights abuses in Venezuela. 


Markup: H.R. 4586, H.R. 4587, H.R. 4573, H. Res. 573

9: 45 a.m. on Friday, May 9


2172 Rayburn House Office Building

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