Resources - Hearings

This section provides a searchable database of Congressional hearings on U.S. security policy. Each link provides hearing details including committee and subcommittee, date, time, location, witnesses, and the country and region discussed.  

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: Chairman Smith on the hearing:  “In spite of the fact that the Iranian regime continues to imprison Americans and detain many of its own citizens for simply exercising their fundamental rights, its leaders want the world to lift sanctions and simply trust them with nuclear capabilities.  At this hearing witnesses will testify about the current Iranian Government’s horrific human rights record, which includes killings, unlawful imprisonments and torture, and the refusal to respect the basic freedoms of speech, assembly and religion. As the...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
2216 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding President's Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Islamic State.  Witnesses:  General Jack Keane, USA (Ret.) Former Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army     Robert M. Chesney Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Charles I. Francis Professor in Law University of Texas    Benjamin Wittes Senior Fellow, Governance Studies Brookings...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2200 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: A hearing  that will examine the U.S. national security implications of the President’s Cuba policy change and potential vulnerabilities to Americans as a result. Witnesses:  Mr. Chris Simmons Editor Cuba Confidential Mr. Fernando Menéndez Senior Fellow Center for a Secure Free Society José Azel, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies University of Miami The Honorable Dennis K. Hays Director The Emergence Group...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2167 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: Chairman Duncan on the hearing: “In 1982, Cuba was designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism for providing critical support to many terrorist organizations. Today, given the links between Cuba and China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia and the close proximity to the U.S. homeland, I am deeply concerned about the U.S. national security implications of the Administration’s Cuba policy change. Cuba continues to support terrorist organizations, and it was caught red-handed proliferating weapons to North Korea as recently as last year. Cuba has also been...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:30pm
Location: 
2216 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding FY 2016 Budget request for the Department of Navy.  Witnesses: The Honorable Sean J. Stackley Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)    Vice Admiral Joseph P. Mulloy Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources    Lieutenant General Kenneth Glueck, Jr. USMC Deputy Commandant for Combat Development, and Integration; and...
Country: 
Global
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:30pm
Location: 
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-6225
Agenda: Senate Commitee on Foreign Relations hearing regarding the fight against ISIS.    Witnesses General John R. Allen (USMC, Ret.) Special Presidential Envoy For The Global Coalition To Counter ISIL U.S. Department of State Washington , DC
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Over the past year, the United States has been challenged by ever more crises that threaten international stability and our national security.  The U.S. must have a clear strategy that is backed by the efficient and effective use of our resources.   As we’ve seen, a foreign policy that is always reactive is a failure in leadership.  This hearing will provide Committee Members with an opportunity to press Secretary Kerry for an explanation of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy spending priorities for the next year.”...
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, Room 2118
Agenda: A hearing of the House Committee on Armed Services regarding the state of Islamic extremism, its key trends, challenges, and implications for U.S. Policy. Witnesses:  Mr. William Braniff  Executive Director, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, USA (ret.)  Former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency Dr. Marc Lynch  Professor, The George Washington University
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Rayburn HOB - 2212
Agenda: Hearing of the House Committee on Armed Services regarding detainee transfers from GTMO.  Witnesses: ...
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Rayburn HOB - 2212
Agenda: Hearing of the House Committee on Armed Services regarding detainee transfers from GTMO.  Witnesses: ...
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
2200 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
AGENDA: Chairman Rohrabacher on the hearing: “Azerbaijan is a country in a tough part of the world; it is surrounded by several countries that are not friendly to its interests.  The United States has worked to help Azerbaijan grow its economy and we are grateful for the security cooperation that has developed. Yet, in the areas of human rights and democracy, progress has not been as steady, and has even backslid. The recent closure of the Baku bureau of Radio Free Europe Radio/ Radio Liberty is not the way to encourage relations between our two nations....
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, Room 2118
Agenda: A hearing of the House Committee on Armed Services regarding alternative budgets and strategic choices. Witnesses: Dr. Nora Bensahel  Distinguished Scholar in Residence, American University, School of International Service Mr. Ryan Crotty  Fellow and Deputy Director for Defense Budget Analysis, Center for Strategic and International Studies, International Security Program Mr. Thomas Donnelly  Resident Fellow and Co-Director of the Marilyn Ware Center for...
Country: 
Global
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: A House Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding Human Rights in Cuba.  Witnesses: Mr. Jorge Luis García Pérez Secretary General Cuban National Civic Resistance Front  
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:30am
Location: 
210 Cannon
Agenda: A hearing of House of Representatives Committee on the Budget regarding the President's Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Witness: The Honorable Shaun L.S. Donovan Director Office of Management and Budget    
Country: 
Global
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 9:30am
Location: 
Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building
Agenda: Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing to consider nomination of Honorable Ashton B. Carter to be Secretary Of Defense. Witnesses: Honorable Ashton B. Carter Disability Access: Individuals who plan on attending this hearing and require an auxiliary aid or service should contact the...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 9:30am
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 419
Agenda: A hearing of Senate Committee on Foreign Relations concerning modern days slavery and ways to end it.  Witnesses: Panel One   Mr. Gary Haugen President International Justice Mission Arlington , Virginia   Ms. Shawna Bader-Blau Executive Director Solidarity Center Washington , DC   Panel Two   Mr. David Abramowitz Vice President, Policy...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC
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Central America Regional
South America Regional
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
U.S. Capitol, Room 2118
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding World Wide Threats Witnesses:  Mr. Mark S. Chandler  Acting Director for Intelligence, J-2, The Joint Staff Lieutenant General William C. Mayville, USA  Director for Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart, USMC  Director, Defense Intelligence Agency    
Country: 
Global
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 419
Agenda: A hearing of Senate Committee on Foreign Relations regarding the impact of U.S. policy changes on human rights and democracy In Cuba. Witnesses: Panel One   The Honorable Roberta S. Jacobson Assistant Secretary Of State For Western Hemisphere Affairs U.S. Department of State Washington , DC   The Honorable Tomasz Malinowski Assistant Secretary For Democracy, Human Rights, And Labor U.S. Department of State...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:30am
Location: 
Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building
A hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services regarding global challenges and the U.S. national security strategy.
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Global
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