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Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued a subpoena for the testimony of USAGM CEO Michael Pack. The subpoena was issued after Mr. Pack cancelled his scheduled testimony for September 24th. Below is a statement from Lead Republican Michael McCaul.

“It’s unfortunate we have arrived here today, but CEO Pack has left this committee few options. USAGM should be doing all they can to carry out their mission to support democracy efforts around the world. Instead, since assuming his position as CEO, Mr. Pack has made decisions that place critical national security programs, including the Open Technology Fund, in jeopardy – and he needs to come before this committee and explain those actions. I strongly urge CEO Pack to abide by his longstanding commitment to testify before our committee next week.”