*Hearing postponed*

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

Friday, September 14
Subcommittee Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward Syria

*Hearing postponed

Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

The Honorable David M. Satterfield
Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Mr. Robert Jenkins
Deputy Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance
U.S. Agency for International Development

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen on the hearing: “This hearing is an opportunity for Members to press the administration on current U.S. policy in Syria and its strategy going forward. Assad and his backers have solidified control over Syria in recent months, and appear set do so again with tragic results in Idlib, while Iran increases its presence in the country even further. With the administration yet to lay out a detailed and comprehensive strategy for achieving its goal of reducing Iranian influence in the region, Members will be interested in hearing how the latest developments in Syria impact U.S. plans and what policy changes may be necessary to protect U.S. interests and those of our allies.”


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