Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:34
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:53


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.


Mr. Chris Simmons
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
The Emergence Group

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 09:43

Chairman Salmon on the hearing: “In the past 12 months, over 66,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have left their home countries to embark on a dangerous trek to the southern border of the United States..."

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 13:39

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on the Administration's strategy for addressing the issue of unaccompanied alien children.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 08:22

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."

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 13:11
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."
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:57

Ambassador William R. Brownfield: "Today’s reality is that criminal and illicit networks have expanded their tentacles to all parts of the world, corrupting public and market-based institutions alike."

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:41

To seek international sanctions against the Government of Venezuela with respect to foreign persons responsible for or complicit in ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against citizens of Venezuela, and for other purposes.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:58

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere will hold a hearing on the fight against transnational drug smuggling.