**Credentialed media must RSVP for North Korea hearing**

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

Wednesday, November 1
Hearing: An Insider’s Look at the North Korean Regime

10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

**For details of media RSVP requirement, see here.**

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

Invited witnesses include:

Mr. Thae Yong-ho
(Former Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the United Kingdom) 

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “As we intensify our efforts to counter North Korea’s nuclear threats, we must consider the full array of policy options at our disposal. Mr. Thae, who defected from North Korea last year, has valuable insights into the Kim regime’s vulnerabilities. This hearing will be an opportunity to learn how best to apply maximum diplomatic and financial pressure on the Kim regime. We will examine the impact our sanctions are having, as well as our efforts to empower the North Korean people with the truth about Kim Jong Un’s brutal human rights abuses.”


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

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