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

Tuesday, November 14
Subcommittee Hearing: Brexit: A Negotiation Update

2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

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

Invited witnesses include:

Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.
Director
Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom
The Heritage Foundation

Mrs. Marjorie Chorlins
Vice President for European Affairs
Executive Director of U.S.-U.K. Business Council
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Edward Luce
Washington Columnist and Commentator
Financial Times

Chairman Rohrabacher on the hearing: “The vote last year by the British people to exit the European Union and to return sovereignty to their shores reflected the will of the majority. While the negotiations to determine the ultimate relationship between the EU and Great Britain is still underway, the implications for the transatlantic relationship, from trade to security, loom large. This hearing will provide Members with a timely update of the process and will illustrate America’s interest in the outcome.”

Wednesday, November 15
Markup: H. Res. 336, H. Res. 401, H. Res. 407, H.R. 1164, H.R. 1415, H.R. 2712, H.R. 3542, H.R. 3776, and H. Con. Res. 90

10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 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. 336, Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership;

H. Res. 401, Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade;

H. Res. 407, Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world;

H.R. 1164, Taylor Force Act;

H.R. 1415, End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act;

H.R. 2712, Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2017;

H.R. 3542, Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act;

H.R. 3776, Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017; and

H. Con. Res. 90, Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma.

Wednesday, November 15
Subcommittee Hearing: Development Finance in Asia: U.S. Economic Strategy Amid China’s Belt and Road

2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Mr. Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mr. Roy Kamphausen
Senior Vice President for Research
The National Bureau of Asian Research

The Honorable Jonathan N. Stivers
Commissioner
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
(Former Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development)

Chairman Yoho on the hearing: “As the leading driver of global economic growth and dynamism, the Asia-Pacific is important to the United States for more than security concerns alone. To contribute to Asia’s economic transformation and unlock its opportunities for our industries, the United States needs a concerted strategy for economic engagement in Asia. This is all the more important as China’s Belt and Road Initiative, advancing China’s interests and influence, sometimes at the expense of our own, stands unchallenged as the region’s premier economic engagement initiative. Development finance mechanisms are important tools for recalibrating U.S. development assistance in Asia to become more sustainable, better serve U.S. foreign policy and security goals, and generate more economic opportunities for the United States. In this hearing, regional and development experts will provide analysis and policy recommendations to the subcommittee to advance a strategy to boost U.S. economic engagement in Asia, address competing development visions, and leverage development finance to promote prosperity in the region and at home.”

 

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

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

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