Washington, D.C.Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Wednesday, June 7
Subcommittee Hearing: Energy Opportunities in North America

10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Ms. Sarah Ladislaw
Director and Senior Fellow
Energy and National Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mr. Stephen Comstock
Tax and Accounting Policy Department
American Petroleum Institute

Duncan Wood, Ph.D.
Mexico Institute
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 

Chairman Duncan on the hearing: “U.S. energy policy toward Canada and Mexico is very important to the American people. While we already have strong energy partnerships with our neighbors, the North American energy market has huge potential to create more American jobs, lower domestic energy prices, and achieve greater energy independence and security. North America makes up almost 30 percent of the world’s natural gas production, our neighbors are major buyers of petroleum products refined in our country, and opportunities from the Canadian oil sands and Mexico’s energy reforms provide increasing ways to expand North American energy collaboration. This hearing will examine these issues and ways to increase U.S. energy cooperation with Canada and Mexico in the days ahead.”

Thursday, June 8
Hearing: Attacking Hezbollah’s Financial Network: Policy Options

10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Matthew Levitt, Ph.D.
Director and Fromer-Wexler Fellow
Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy                                 

David Asher, Ph.D.
Board of Directors
Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance
Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Mr. Derek Maltz
Executive Director
Governmental Relations
Pen-Link, Ltd.  

Mara Karlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Director of Strategic Studies
School for Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Hezbollah is a top terrorist threat to the U.S. and our allies. And as Iran’s proxy it operates internationally – massacring civilians in Syria, attacking Americans and Israelis, and laundering drugs and cash. This hearing will look at additional tools to target Hezbollah’s resources and its ability to exploit the international financial system to its benefit.”


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