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

Wednesday, April 2

Subcommittee Hearing: The Crude Truth: Evaluating U.S. Energy Trade Policy

2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Panel I

The Honorable Lisa Murkowski
United States Senate

Panel II

Mr. Michael Jennings

Chief Executive Officer and President
HollyFrontier Corporation

Mr. Erik Milito
Upstream and Industry Operations
American Petroleum Institute

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
Senior Director
Center for Energy Studies
James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Ms. Deborah Gordon
Senior Associate
Energy and Climate Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Chairman Poe on the hearing: “America is in the middle of an energy revolution. Thanks to shale plays in North Dakota and Texas, our crude production has grown 50 percent since 2008 and is expected to climb to record highs by the end of this decade. While domestic refiners are not configured to handle this type of crude, the United States is also banned from exporting it to willing buyers abroad. America performs better and prospers more when there is free trade. It is time to revisit the crude oil export ban and consider opening up this valuable commodity to the world market. This hearing will bring together industry parties and experts from both sides in order examine any needed changes to our crude energy policy.”

Thursday, April 3

Hearing: Women’s Education: Promoting Development, Countering Radicalism

10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Hedieh Mirahmadi, Ph.D.
World Organization for Resource Development and Education

Ms. Humera Khan
Executive Director

Kathleen Kuehnast, Ph.D.
Gender and Peacebuilding Center
United States Institute of Peace

Chairman Royce on the Hearing: “In too many places around the globe women are denied basic human rights, including the freedom to pursue an education and economic opportunity.  Study after study shows that educating women and girls produces tremendous benefits to society at large.  More women in the important roles as policy shapers, educators, community members and activists strengthen the stand against ideologies of violent extremism.  This hearing will examine the ways in which improved educational opportunities for women can better local economies and help counter the spread of radicalism.”

Thursday, April 3

Markup: H.R. 3583, Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

Immediately following the conclusion of the Full Committee Hearing on Thursday, April 3 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

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