UPDATED: A Look Ahead — Week of April 22-26

Apr 24, 2013

***Adds Friday hearing:  “Islamist Extremism in Chechnya: A Threat to the U.S. Homeland?”

***Adds Thursday markup:  H.R. 419, the Taiwan Policy Act of 2013

***Changes start time for Thursday morning hearing

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

Thursday, April 25

Hearing: The FY 2014 Budget Request: U.S. Foreign Assistance Priorities and Strategy

9:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

(Originally scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.)

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

The Honorable Rajiv Shah
Administrator
U.S. Agency for International Development

The Honorable Daniel W. Yohannes
Chief Executive Officer
Millennium Challenge Corporation

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “President Obama has finally submitted his $52 billion International Affairs Budget Request.  Given our debt crisis, the bar for justifying foreign aid is higher than ever.  Wasteful spending on ineffective and unsustainable programs will not be tolerated. This hearing will provide Committee Members an opportunity to press two key agencies implementing U.S. foreign assistance programs – USAID and MCC – for an explanation of how they will effectively and efficiently use U.S. taxpayer dollars.”  

Thursday, April 25

Subcommittee Hearing: Natural Gas Exports: Economic and Geopolitical Opportunities

2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman 

Invited witnesses include:

Mr. Rob Bryngelson
Chief Executive Officer
Excelerate Energy

W. David Montgomery, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
National Economic Research Associates 

Michael A. Levi, Ph.D.
Director
Program on Energy Security and Climate Change
Council on Foreign Relations

Mr. David Mallino Jr.
Legislative Director
Laborers International Union of North America

Mr. Michael Ratner
Specialist in Energy Policy
Congressional Research Service

Thursday, April 25

Subcommittee Markup: H.R. 419, the Taiwan Policy Act of 2013: To strengthen and clarify the commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan, as codified in the Taiwan Relations Act, and for other purposes.

2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in 2255 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific 

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Chairman

Friday, April 26

Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Islamist Extremism in Chechnya: A Threat to the U.S. Homeland?      

10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Mr. Paul Goble
Professor
Institute of World Politics

Craig Douglas Albert,Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Georgia Regents University Augusta

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

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

 

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