(Note RSVP requirement for media covering U.N. hearing on June 28)

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

Tuesday, June 27

Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Allies Under Attack: The Terrorist Threat to Europe

2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman

Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Mr. Seamus Hughes
Deputy DirectorProgram on Extremism
George Washington University

Mr. Robin Simcox
Margaret Thatcher Fellow
Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy
The Heritage Foundation

R. Kim Cragin, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow for Counterterrorism
Center for Complex Operations
National Defense University

Ms. Georgia Holmer
Countering Violent Extremism
United States Institute of Peace

Chairman Poe on the hearing: “Over the last three years a wave of Islamist terrorist attacks has swept Europe killing nearly 400 people, including a number of Americans. With more than 5,000 European citizens suspected of having traveled to war zones in Syria and Iraq, America’s Western allies are particularly vulnerable to the growing terror threat. The most recent attacks in Manchester, London, and Brussels are just the latest signs that this threat is only getting worse.  This hearing will provide Members the opportunity to learn more about the factors behind Europe’s unique terror threat and explore new policy options that can help our allies protect themselves against these dangers.”

Chairman Rohrabacher on the hearing: “As we have seen time and time again in the recent years, Europe is confronted by a persistent and dangerous threat from radical Islamist terrorism. This hearing will allow Members to better understand the situation and learn potential policy options to help stem the violence. Radical Islamist extremism is a common threat faced by our country and the governments of Europe. We must act together to protect our societies from this menace.”

Wednesday, June 28

Hearing: Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations

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10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

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

Invited witnesses include:

The Honorable Nikki Haley
U.S. Permanent Representative
United States Mission to the United Nation
U.S. Department of State

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “I look forward to having Ambassador Nikki Haley before the committee to discuss how the U.S. can best navigate the U.N., an organization that is in desperate need of reform – and has been for quite some time. I’ll also be eager for her to explain how we can best use the U.S. mission at the U.N. to advance national interests on issues including North Korea and Iran, the suffering in Syria, and the fight against terrorist organizations like ISIS and Hamas.”

Thursday, June 29

Subcommittee Markup: H. Res. 185, H. Res. 218, H. Res. 274, H. Res. 359, and H.R. 2646

10 a.m. on Thursday, June 29 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman

Measures to be marked up include:

H. Res. 185, Calling on the Government of Iran to fulfill repeated promises of assistance in the case of Robert Levinson, the longest held United States civilian in our Nation’s history;

H. Res. 218, Recognizing the importance of the United States-Israel economic relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation;

H. Res 274, Condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights;

H. Res. 359, Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members; and

H.R. 2646, United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act


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

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