House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:37

The House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa convenes to discuss the ongoing Syrian crisis in relation to Iran's influence in the region.


Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:25

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.

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 11:44

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs met to examine the threat al-Shabaab poses to the United States in the wake of the Westgate Mall attack.  It was concluded that Shabaab poses more of a regional threat in Africa, and that anti-recruitment efforts must be increased domestically.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 09:00

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.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 08:53

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs met to discuss democratic prospects in Ethiopia following the death of their longtime Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.  By promoting policies of good governance, the US can also hope to strengthen regional stability and security.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 13:41

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.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 13:26

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.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 15:05

This hearing will look at the economic and geopolitical tensions that could threaten U.S. and allied security from competition for resources, and what America can do to protect its interests.

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 14:24

The House Subcommittee on Africa met to discuss whether or not natural resource wealth in African countries caused instability.  The witnesses focused on  corruption and mismanagement of revenues.

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 11:04

This hearing discusses the ongoing struggle between Russia and China for influence, in terms of commercial trade, political leverage, and arms assistance, in Central Asia and far eastern Russia.