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

Wednesday, March 14
Hearing: Modernizing Export Controls: Protecting Cutting-Edge Technology and U.S. National Security

10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

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

Invited witnesses include:

The Honorable Mario Mancuso
Kirkland and Ellis, LLP
(Former Undersecretary of for Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce)

The Honorable Alan Larson
Senior International Policy Advisor
Covington and Burling, LLP
(Former Undersecretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State)

The Honorable Kevin Wolf
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, LLP
(Former Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce)

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “As technology advances, U.S. export controls must do the same. This hearing is an opportunity to examine the bipartisan legislation I’ve introduced to modernize our regulatory control system – making it more efficient and transparent – so we can better address the threat foreign adversaries pose to our national security in today’s digital age.”

Thursday, March 15

Markup: H. Res. 644, H.R. 4681, H.R. 4744, and H. Con. Res. 111

9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rep. Ed Royce(R-CA), Chairman

Measures to be marked up include:

H. Res. 644, Strongly condemning the slave auctions of migrants and refugees in Libya, and for other purposes

H.R. 4681, To limit assistance for areas of Syria controlled by the Government of Syria or associated forces, and for other purposes

H.R. 4744, To impose additional sanctions with respect to serious human rights abuses of the Government of Iran, and for other purposes

H. Con. Res. 111, Recognizing and supporting the efforts of the United Bid Committee to bring the 2026 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup competition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States

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