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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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:45pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
The Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade (of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs) convenes to discuss the status of al-Qaeda and its global afiliates.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
2118 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Armed Services Committee discusses possible U.S. military and diplomatic courses of action in relation to the ongoing Syrian crisis.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm
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Capitol Visitor Center Senate Room 201-200
This briefing will address growing concern about the current political situation in Azerbaijan. Witnesses include the reprentatives from the Azeribaijani and US goverments and NGO leaders from both countries. 
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 2:15pm to 4:45pm
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 419
A nomination hearing for multiple positions related to U.S. policy towards Europe, including for Victornia Nuland to become Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. Other positions include representatives to the OSCE and NATO.
Country: 
Europe and Eurasia Regional
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 1:30pm to 3:45pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
The Subcommitee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the House Foreign Affairs Commitee convenes to discuss the opening of a pre-clearance facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
2172 House Rayburn Office Building
The Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa in the House hold a joint hearing to discsus threats of terrorism in North Africa, particularly in light of the September 11, 2012 attacks that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
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Libya
Mali
Algeria
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Subcommittee Hearing: Threat to the Homeland: Iran’s Extending Influence in the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Jul 9, 2013 2:00pm Opening Statements Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Chairman
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Cuba
Venezuela
Brazil
Argentina
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 2:00pm
Location: 
311 Cannon House Office Building
To properly grasp the challenge posed by Iran’s activities in the Western Hemisphere, they need to be understood in proper geopolitical context: as part of a larger “peripheral strategy” on the part of the Iranian regime.
Country: 
Western Hemisphere Regional
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:15am to 12:15pm
The House Subcommittee on Africa introduced bipartisan legislation that would create a U.S. strategy aimed at supporting an affordable and reliable electricity grid in sub-Saharan Africa.  The signatories stressed that this strategy will not incorporate any increase in federal spending.
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Africa Regional
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 9:15am
Location: 
2247 Rayburn House Office Building
Border Security Oversight: Identifying and Responding to Current Threats June 27, 2013 | 9:00 a.m. in 2247 Rayburn House Office Building
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
2172 House Rayburn Office Building
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs signed House Resolution 131, urging leaders in the Great Lakes region to abide by signed peace agreements.  The Committee also called on the Obama administration to create a framework for ensuring humanitarian assistance and respect for human rights.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Subcommittee Hearing: Regional Security Cooperation: An Examination of the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI)http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-regional-se... Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere...
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Guatemala
El Salvador
Honduras
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 419
SECURITY COOPERATION IN MEXICO: EXAMINING THE NEXT STEPS IN THE U.S.-MEXICO SECURITY RELATIONSHIP U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere and Global Narcotics Affairs Presiding: Senator Udall Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Webcast: This hearing is scheduled to be live webcast. Please return to this page to view the hearing live at the specified date and time. Panel One: The Honorable Roberta S. Jacobson...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 419
The Senate Subcommittee on Africa met to discuss the current state of human rights in Zimbabwe and the likelihood of meaningful democratic reform.  They examined restrictions of basic rights in Zimbabwe, and concluded that credible elections would be a first step in mending ties.
Country: 
Zimbabwe
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
SD-366 Senate Dirksen Building
The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the November 6, 2012 referendum on the political status of Puerto Rico and the Administration’s response. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 10:00am
Location: 
2174 Rayburn House Office Building
Subcommittee Hearing: U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation: An Overview of the Merida Initiative 2008–Present Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere | 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | May 23, 2013 10:00am Witnesses Panel I The Honorable William R. Brownfield Assistant Secretary Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs U.S. Department of State Mr. John D. Feeley Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs U.S. Department of State Ms....
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
2172 House Rayburn Office Building
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs met to assess the concerning rise in violence in Africa’s Sahel region.  Witnesses  concluded that the greatest deterrent to extremism in the region would be strengthened democratic institutions and more robust economic opportunities.
Country: 
Mali
Libya
Mauritania
Niger
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 3:00pm
Location: 
2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Subcommittee Hearing: Advocating for American Jacob Ostreicher’s Freedom after Two Years in Bolivian Detention Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations | 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | May 20, 2013 3:00pm Witnesses Mr. Sean Penn Founder and Chief Executive Officer J/P Haitian Relief Organization
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 9:30am
Location: 
SD-106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
16 MAY Thursday - May 16, 2013 - OPEN 9:30 AM Room SD-106 Dirksen To receive testimony on the law of armed conflict, the use of military force, and the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force. PANEL I Mr. Robert S. Taylor Acting General Counsel Department of Defense Honorable Michael A. Sheehan Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict Department of Defense Major General Michael K. Nagata, USA Deputy Director for Special Operations/Counterterrorism, J-37, Joint...
Country: 
Iraq
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 2:15pm
Location: 
S-116 Capitol Building
BUSINESS MEETING U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Presiding: Senator Menendez Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Time: 02:15 PM Location: S-116 Capitol Building Agenda LEGISLATION 1. S.793, Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2013 2. S.579, To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, and for other purposes
Country: 
Mexico

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