House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:36
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:34
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:31


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 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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 08:36
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:41


A House Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding Human Rights in Cuba. 


Mr. Jorge Luis García Pérez
Secretary General
Cuban National Civic Resistance Front
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 08:48

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “Nigeria is an important African nation, not just for that region, but also for the international community as a whole. This major oil producer, which is also Africa’s most populous nation, is facing a variety of crises, including an increasingly vicious war against Boko Haram, the threat of post-election violence following the upcoming presidential election next month, ongoing inter-religious and inter-ethnic conflict and an economy suffering from drastically reduced revenue due to falling oil prices. This comes at a time when U.S.-Nigeria relations are said to be at a low point.  This hearing will examine Nigeria’s challenges and what the U.S. government should do to get our relations with Nigeria, especially involving security cooperation, back on track.”


Panel I

The Honorable Robert P. Jackson
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Panel II

J. Peter Pham, Ph.D.
Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Mr. Jadegoke Adebonajo Badejo
Principal Partner
Bonajo Badejo & Co.

Mr. Emmanuel Ogebe
Justice for Jos Project
Jubilee Campaign USA

Chris Fomunyoh, Ph.D.
Senior Associate and Regional Director for Central and West Africa
National Democratic Institute


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."
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 07:40

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."