H. Res. 447 Added to Wednesday Markup

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

Tuesday, January 28

Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal

2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

The Honorable Mark D. Wallace
Chief Executive Officer
United Against Nuclear Iran
(Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Representative for U.N. Management and Reform)

Mr. Gregory S. Jones
Senior Researcher
Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

Mr. Olli Heinonen
Senior Fellow
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard University
(Former Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency)

Mr. David Albright
Founder and President
Institute for Science and International Security

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen on the hearing: “Any deal that allows Iran to continue to enrich and does not require it to dismantle its program is a bad deal. It’s been over two months since Secretary Kerry and the P5+1 announced that they have come to terms with Iran over its nuclear program. With the details of the interim nuclear agreement now finalized and the Joint Plan of Action being implemented, it’s important to take a closer look at the technical aspects in order to get a more complete picture of what we can expect in the coming months, and ultimately, in the Administration’s comprehensive agreement approach. We must thoroughly scrutinize this interim deal not only for what it contains, but for what it fails to address. This hearing will bring together a panel of experts who can share a greater insight into what this deal entails and what it means for Iran’s nuclear ambitions.”

Chairman Poe on the hearing: “The Obama Administration made an overwhelming mistake when they signed the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) with Iran. Tehran has stated that the deal is a ‘surrender’ by the United States and that they ‘did not agree to dismantle anything’. All the while, the U.S. is allowing billions of dollars to flow back into Iran’s economy— money that will undoubtedly be used to further their nuclear program. This hearing will examine the flaws in the agreement and what Congress can do to stop the dangerous path we are now on.”


Wednesday, January 29 

(H. Res. 447 Added to Markup) 

Markup: H.R. 938, To strengthen the strategic alliance between the United States and Israel, and for other purposes, and H. Res. 447, Supporting the democratic and European aspirations of the people of Ukraine, and their right to choose their own future free of intimidation and fear. 

9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

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