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.  

Date Range
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2118 RHOB Washington, D.C.
Witnesses: General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense; The Honorable Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
2200 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on the Administration's strategy for addressing the issue of unaccompanied alien children.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:30am
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Chairman Royce: “The Committee needs to hear a comprehensive strategy from Secretary Kerry on how the Administration is going to confront this brutal and sophisticated terrorist group.”
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:15am to 2:15pm
Location: 
2118 RHOB Washington, D.C.
The House Committee on Armed Services will hold a hearing on the Administration's strategy for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
Country: 
Iraq
Syria
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 9:30am
Location: 
Room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building
The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on U.S. policy towards Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Country: 
Iraq
Syria
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
2200 Rayburn House Office Building
Chairman Salmon on the hearing: “Rule of law, predictability, and strong democratic institutions are vital in providing the confidence investors need to bring economic opportunity, growth and jobs to any given country.  Latin America is rich in resources and human capital, but many countries in the region are plagued by corruption, weak institutions, and leaders who systematically erode democratic values. This hearing will give my Subcommittee the opportunity to examine where confidence has been shaken, how U.S. economic interests are affected, and what if anything the United States can do to encourage greater transparency and market friendly approaches throughout the Americas."
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:00am
Location: 
2118 Rayburn
Security Situation in Iraq and Syria: U.S. Policy Options and Implications for the Region Full Committee (10:00 AM – 2118 Rayburn - OPEN) Witnesses: Dr. Steven Biddle Professor of Political Science and International Affairs George Washington University   Mr. Max Boot Jeane Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies Council on Foreign Relations   Mr. Brian Fishman Counterterrorism Research Fellow New America Foundation   The Honorable Duncan Hunter Former...
Country: 
Iraq
Syria
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
2255 Rayburn House Office Building
Santiago A. Canton: "While my colleagues have spoken on the tremendous opportunity  for further US investment in the Dominican Republic, I wish to focus my comments today on  some of the underlying challenges that must be taken into account by governments and the  private sector alike in order to ensure that investment and economic growth benefit those who  are most in need."
Country: 
Dominican Republic
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Chairman Edward Royce: "Nearly 6 months ago, the committee held a hearing. The title of that hearing was ‘‘Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests.’’ Then, the administration testified at that hearing that ISIS had begun to shift resources from Syria to Iraq in early 2013. That it had tripled its suicide attacks in that year and that it planned to challenge the Iraqi Government for control of western Iraq and Baghdad."
Country: 
Iraq
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:00am
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 419
Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon Jr. "We are facing an acute crisis on our southern border, as tens of thousands of  children leave Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to travel through Mexico to  the United States. Driven by a mixture of motives and circumstances, these  children are seeking reunification with their parents, better life opportunities, and,  in some cases, safety from violence and criminal gang activity." 
Country: 
Central America Regional
Honduras
El Salvador
Guatemala
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:30am
Location: 
2118 Rayburn
"It is with those ongoing operations in mind, that we want to address the Fiscal Year 2015  Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) request, which the President recently submitted to  Congress."
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:00am
Location: 
H-140 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations will hold a closed budget hearing on Overseas Contingency Operations funding.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
"One of the components of these engagement strategies is foreign military training. Since the 1990’s, a requirement to providing training is the certification on human rights, better known as the Leahy laws."
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 2:30am
Location: 
Room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski: “The purpose of today’s hearing is to examine the President’s emergency request for funding of $3.7 billion to address the crisis of children from Central American crossing our Southwestern border by the thousands."
Country: 
Central America Regional
Subcommittee: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 9:30am
Location: 
Room SVC-217, The Office of Senate Security in the Capitol Visitor Center
The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  
Country: 
Iraq
Afghanistan
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
2200 Rayburn House Office Building
Representative Rohrabacher: "The President has asked that Congress authorize over $50 billion for international affairs programs for the next fiscal year. Over $620 million of that is allotted for countries in the jurisdiction of this subcommittee."
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Builiding
Witnesses   The Honorable Anne W. Patterson Assistant Secretary Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs U.S. Department of State   The Honorable Derek Chollet Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs U.S. Department of Defense  
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Rayburn House Office Building
Representative Ros-Lehtinen: "According to the most objective analysis, the human rights situation in Iran has not gotten better, and in many areas it has  gotten worse. There have been over 670 executions under Rouhani, and over 900 political prisoners remain in jail."
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 2:15pm to 5:15pm
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 419
Ambassador James Dobbins: "For several years now, our efforts have increasingly focused on  consolidating the gains made over the past 13 years, and on empowering Afghans  and Afghan institutions to deliver security, the rule of law, and vital services,  including health, education, and economic opportunity, that all Afghans deserve." 
Country: 
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:00am
Location: 
SD-342
Chairman Thomas R. Carper: "My colleagues and I today will be examining some of the challenges agencies have in managing the large contractor workforce we rely on to do some of the most sensitive and important work the federal government does."

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