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                                                Union Calendar No. 709
114th Congress     }                                     {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2nd Session       }                                     {     114-898
_______________________________________________________________________

                                     

              LEGISLATIVE REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                      COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

                               __________

                    ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

                               __________

                                A REPORT

FILED PURSUANT TO RULE XI OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
AND SECTION 136 OF THE LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1946 (2 U.S.C. 
190d), AS AMENDED BY SECTION 118 OF THE LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT 
           OF 1970 (PUBLIC LAW 91-510), AS AMENDED BY PUBLIC 
                               LAW 92-136

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 December 30, 2016.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed
            
            
            
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                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
                          COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
                             114th Congress

                 EDWARD R. ROYCE, California, Chairman

                                (25-19)

CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH, New Jersey     ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York
ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida         BRAD SHERMAN, California
DANA ROHRABACHER, California         GREGORY W. MEEKS, New York
STEVE CHABOT, Ohio                   ALBIO SIRES, New Jersey
JOE WILSON, South Carolina           GERALD E. CONNOLLY, Virginia
MICHAEL T. McCAUL, Texas             THEODORE E. DEUTCH, Florida
TED POE, Texas                       BRIAN HIGGINS, New York
MATT SALMON, Arizona                 KAREN BASS, California
DARRELL E. ISSA, California          WILLIAM KEATING, Massachusetts
TOM MARINO, Pennsylvania             DAVID CICILLINE, Rhode Island
JEFF DUNCAN, South Carolina          ALAN GRAYSON, Florida
MO BROOKS, Alabama                   AMI BERA, California
PAUL COOK, California                ALAN S. LOWENTHAL, California
RANDY K. WEBER SR., Texas            GRACE MENG, New York
SCOTT PERRY, Pennsylvania            LOIS FRANKEL, Florida
RON DeSANTIS, Florida                TULSI GABBARD, Hawaii
MARK MEADOWS, North Carolina         JOAQUIN CASTRO, Texas
TED S. YOHO, Florida                 ROBIN L. KELLY, Illinois
CURT CLAWSON, Florida                BRENDAN F. BOYLE, Pennsylvania
SCOTT DesJARLAIS, Tennessee
REID J. RIBBLE, Wisconsin
DAVID A. TROTT, Michigan
LEE M. ZELDIN, New York
TOM EMMER, Minnesota*
DANIEL DONOVAN, New York**

     Amy Porter, Chief of Staff      Thomas Sheehy, Staff Director

               Jason Steinbaum, Democratic Staff Director

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*Rep. Emmer resigned May 18, 2015.
**Rep. Donovan appointed May 19, 2015.























                            C O N T E N T S

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Letter of Transmittal............................................     V
Foreword.........................................................   VII
 I. General Review Activities of the Committee........................1
          A. Executive Branch Reports and Congressional 
              Notifications......................................     1
          B. Reference Documents.................................     2
II. Summary of Legislative Activity...................................2
          A. Full Committee Markup Summaries.....................     2
          B. Committee Reports Filed.............................    12
          C. Foreign Affairs Legislation Considered by the House.    12
III.Meetings of the Full Committee and Subcommittees.................17

          A. Full Committee......................................    17
          B. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human 
              Rights, and International Organizations............    23
          C. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific................    30
          D. Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging 
              Threats............................................    36
          E. Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa....    38
          F. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and 
              Trade..............................................    42
          G. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere..............    46
          H. Waste, Fraud, Abuse, Mismanagement, and Oversight 
              Hearings...........................................    50
          I. Committee-Hosted Dignitary Meetings.................    60
Appendix:
  Membership of the Subcommittees of the Committee on Foreign 
    Affairs......................................................    63
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

                          House of Representatives,
                              Committee on Foreign Affairs,
                                 Washington, DC, December 30, 2016.
Honorable Karen L. Haas,
Clerk of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.

    Dear Ms. Haas: I enclose herewith an annual report of the 
Legislative Review and Oversight Activities of the Committee on 
Foreign Affairs for the 114th Congress in accordance with rule 
XI of the Rules of House of Representatives and section 136 of 
the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended by 
section 118 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, as 
amended by Public Law 92-136. This report covers committee 
activities during the 114th Congress.
            Sincerely,
                                           Edward R. Royce,
                                                          Chairman.
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                FOREWORD

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                          House of Representatives,
                              Committee on Foreign Affairs,
                                 Washington, DC, December 30, 2016.

    Under section 2 of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, and section 136 of the Legislative 
Reorganization Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 832, as amended by section 
118 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 (Public Law 
91-510) and Public Law 92-136 (1971)), the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs is charged with reviewing and studying, on a continuing 
basis, the application, administration, execution, and 
effectiveness of laws and programs within its jurisdiction.
    As part of that oversight, rule XI(1)(d) of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives require the committee to submit to 
the House an annual report on committee activities not later 
than January 2 of each odd-numbered year. This report, which 
covers committee activities of the 114th Congress, has been 
prepared and submitted in fulfillment of that obligation.




















                                                Union Calendar No. 709
114th Congress     }                                     {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2nd Session       }                                     {     114-898

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              LEGISLATIVE REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES

                                _______
                                

December 30, 2016--Committed to the Committee on the Whole House on the 
             State of the Union and ordered to be printed.

                                _______
                                

           Mr. Royce, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

             I. GENERAL REVIEW ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE


      A. Executive Branch Reports and Congressional Notifications

    Statutory reporting requirements, and the reports submitted 
in response to them, constitute one of the oldest information 
systems used by Congress. On every subject Congress covers, 
required reports offer a way to oversee and review the 
implementation of legislation by the executive branch.
    In the foreign policy field, it is particularly important 
to ensure that reporting requirements and the resultant reports 
submitted by the executive branch are an efficient mechanism 
for supplying Congress with information. Information on 
domestic problems is often easier to obtain from sources 
outside the executive branch than information on problems from 
abroad. Moreover, the executive branch has sometimes attempted 
to shield its activities in the foreign policy field from 
public view and treat it as its exclusive domain. The lack of 
information on foreign policy problems and executive branch 
activities has been one of the major reasons it has been more 
difficult for Congress to play its legitimate role in the 
making of foreign policy, although the Constitution expressly 
shares such powers between Congress and the President.
    For the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the improvement of 
the system of required reports offers more than tidier 
housekeeping. It offers another step toward a better supply of 
information that Congress needs to make foreign policy 
decisions. Through the careful placing of reporting 
requirements in legislation, the patient monitoring of the 
reports submitted by the executive branch in response to the 
requirements and utilization of the data supplied in them, 
Congress can improve its capacity for an effective foreign 
policy role.
    Committee staff also conducts a regular and robust review 
of congressional notifications and reports regarding the 
proposed obligation or reprogramming of funding for various 
program activities by our agencies of jurisdiction. From the 
start of this Congress through December 15, 2016, the committee 
has received 1963 notifications and reports from the Department 
of State, 550 from the United States Agency for International 
Development, 347 from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, 
81 from the Securities and Exchange Commission, 112 from the 
Department of Defense, 31 from the Millennium Challenge 
Corporation, 22 from the United States Trade and Development 
Agency, and 3 from the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

                         B. Reference Documents

    Periodically the Committee on Foreign Affairs compiles, 
prints, and distributes official documents which are useful to 
the membership in exercising the oversight function as well as 
other responsibilities. These include the Legislation on 
Foreign Relations. This set is prepared under the direction of 
the staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the 
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations with the assistance of 
the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division of the 
Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. This 
collection of laws and related materials contains texts 
referred to by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the 
Foreign Relations Committee, amended to date, and annotated to 
show pertinent history or cross references. The collection 
includes all laws concerning foreign relations, codified and in 
force, treaties in force, as well as executive agreements and 
orders, State Department regulations and State Department 
delegations of authorities.

                  II. SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY


                  A. Full Committee Markup Summaries 
         (Subcommittee markups are listed in section III below)


            2/27/15 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair obtained unanimous consent to consider two 
measures and one amendment (previously provided to members of 
the committee) en bloc:

    1)  H.R. 400 (Royce), Trafficking Prevention in Foreign 
Affairs Contracting Act.
    2)  H. Res. 53 (Kelly), Condemning the cowardly attack on 
innocent men, women, and children in the northeastern Nigerian 
town of Baga;
                a.  Kelly 14, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.

    The items considered en bloc were agreed to by voice vote.
    The chair then called up the bill:

    3)  H.R. 757 (Royce), A North Korea Sanctions Enforcement 
Act of 2015.

    By unanimous consent, the following amendments to H.R. 757 
(previously provided to members of the committee) were 
considered en bloc, and agreed to by voice vote:
                a.  Castro 22;
                b.  Connolly 23; and
                c.  Poe 83.

    H.R. 757, as amended, was agreed to by voice vote, and was 
ordered favorably reported to the House as a single amendment 
in the nature of a substitute by unanimous consent.
    By unanimous consent the chair was authorized to seek House 
consideration of any of the measures agreed to today under 
suspension of the rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            4/23/15 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair obtained unanimous consent to consider several 
measures and amendments (previously provided to members of the 
committee) en bloc:

    1)  H.R. 237 (Poe), FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2015;
                a.  Poe 33, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    2)  H.R. 500 (Honda), Survivors of Human Trafficking 
Empowerment Act;
                a.  Royce 34, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    3)  H.R. 907 (Ros-Lehtinen), United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015;
                a.  Ros-Lehtinen 86, an amendment in the nature 
                of a substitute.
    4)  H.R. 1493 (Engel), Protect and Preserve International 
Cultural Property Act.
    5)  H.R. 1567 (Smith), Global Food Security Act of 2015;
                a.  Smith 91, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute;
                        i.  Poe 122, an amendment to Smith 91.
    6)  H. Res. 50 (Levin), Calling for the release of 
Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by 
Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine and has been held illegally 
in a Russian prison since July 2014; and
                a.  Smith 31;
                b.  Connolly 36;
                c.  Keating 15.
    7)  H. Con. Res. 40, Encouraging reunions of divided Korean 
American families.

    The items considered en bloc were agreed to by voice vote, 
and were ordered favorably reported by unanimous consent.
    By unanimous consent, the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of any of the measures agreed to under 
suspension of the rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            5/21/15 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair obtained unanimous consent to consider several 
measures and amendments (previously provided to members of the 
committee) en bloc:

    1)  H.R. 1853 (Salmon), To direct the President to develop 
a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the 
International Criminal Police Organization, and for other 
purposes.
    2)  H.R. 2100 (Chabot), Girls Count Act of 2015.
    3)  H.R. 2323 (Royce), United States International 
Communications Reform Act of 2015;
                a.  Castro 51;
                b.  McCaul 33;
                c.  Royce 41;
                d.  Royce 901.
    4)  H. Res. 213 (Bass), Condemning the April 2015 terrorist 
attack at the Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, and 
reaffirming the United States support for the people and 
Government of Kenya, and for other purposes.
    5)  H. Res. 235 (Salmon), Expressing deepest condolences to 
and solidarity with the people of Nepal following the 
devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015;
                a.  Salmon 70, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute;
                        i.  Connolly/Bass/Sherman/Lowenthal 54, 
                        an amendment to Salmon 70;
                        ii.  Sherman 10, an amendment to Salmon 
                        70.

    The items considered en bloc were agreed to by voice vote, 
and ordered favorably reported by unanimous consent.
    By unanimous consent, the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of any of the measures agreed to under 
suspension of the rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            6/25/15 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair called up H.R. 2494 (Royce), Global Anti-Poaching 
Act, and obtained unanimous consent to consider Royce 52, an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute (previously provided to 
members of the committee) as base text.
    The following amendments to Royce 52 were offered:

    1)  Royce 55, agreed to by voice vote;
    2)  Grayson 62, withdrawn;
    3)  Poe 62, agreed to by voice vote.

    H.R. 2494, as amended by Royce 52, Royce 55, and Poe 62, 
was agreed to by voice vote, and ordered favorably reported by 
unanimous consent.
    By unanimous consent, the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of H.R. 2494, as amended, under suspension 
of the rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            10/9/15 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair obtained unanimous consent to consider the 
following measures and amendments (previously provided to 
members of the committee) en bloc:
    1)  H. Res. 348 (Cicilline), Supporting the right of the 
people of Ukraine to freely elect their government and 
determine their future;
                a.  Cicilline 200, an amendment in the nature 
                of a substitute;
                        i.  Cicilline 58, an amendment to 
                        Cicilline 200.
    2)  H. Res. 354 (Smith), Expressing the sense of the House 
regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in 
Europe;
                a.  Smith 201, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.

    The items considered en bloc were agreed to by voice vote, 
and were ordered favorably reported by unanimous consent.
    By unanimous consent, the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of either of the measures agreed to under 
suspension of the rules.
    The committee adjourned.

           10/22/15 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair called up the following measure:

    1)  H. Res. 293 (Ros-Lehtinen), Expressing concern over 
anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian 
Authority.
                a.  By unanimous consent, Royce 204, an 
                amendment in the nature of a substitute, was 
                called up and made base text for the purposes 
                of amendment;
                        i.  Mr. Salmon offered an amendment to 
                        Royce 204, Salmon 91, agreed to by 
                        voice vote.

    H. Res. 293, as amended, was agreed to by voice vote, and 
ordered favorably reported by unanimous consent.
    By unanimous consent, the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of H. Res. 293 under suspension of the 
rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            11/5/15 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair obtained unanimous consent to consider the 
following measures and amendments (previously provided to 
members of the committee) en bloc:

    1)  H.R. 2241 (Sires), Global Health Innovation Act of 
2015;
                a.  Sires 210.
    2)  H.R. 2845 (Royce), African Growth and Opportunity Act 
Enhancement Act of 2015.
    3)  H.R. 3750 (Issa), First Responders Passport Act of 
2015;
                a.  Issa 50, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    4)  H.R. 3766 (Poe), Foreign Aid Transparency and 
Accountability Act of 2015.

    The items considered en bloc were agreed to by voice vote, 
and were ordered favorably reported, as amended, by unanimous 
consent.
    By unanimous consent, the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of these measures under suspension of the 
rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            12/9/15 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair obtained unanimous consent to consider the 
following measures and amendments (previously provided to 
members of the committee) en bloc:

    1)  H.R. 1654 (Royce), To authorize the direct provision of 
defense articles, defense services, and related training to the 
Kurdistan Regional Government, and for other purposes;
                a.  Royce 87, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    2)  H.R. 3654 (Poe), Combat Terrorist Use of Social Media 
Act of 2015;
                a.  Poe 81, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute;
                        i.  Issa 56, an amendment to Poe 81.
    3)  H.R. 4154 (Sherman), Taiwan Naval Support Act.
    4)  H. Res. 346 (Yoho), Condemning the use of toxic 
chemicals as weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic;
                a.  Yoho 72, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    5)  H. Res. 536 (Sires), Supporting freedom of the press in 
Latin America and the Caribbean and condemning violations of 
press freedom and violence against journalists, bloggers, and 
individuals exercising their right to freedom of speech;
                a.  Sires 13, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.

    The items considered en bloc were agreed to by voice vote, 
and were ordered favorably reported, as amended, by unanimous 
consent.
    By unanimous consent, the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of the measures under suspension of the 
rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            1/7/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair called the markup to order.

    1)  H.R. 4314 (Zeldin), Counterterrorism Screening and 
Assistance Act of 2015;
                a.  Royce 92, a manager's amendment.

    By unanimous consent, H.R. 4314 and Royce 92 were 
considered en bloc and agreed to by voice vote.
    By unanimous consent, H.R. 4314, as amended, was ordered 
favorably reported to the House, and the chair was authorized 
to seek consideration of the measure under suspension of the 
rules.

    2)  H.R. 3662 (Russell), Iran Terror Finance Transparency 
Act was ordered favorably reported to the House by voice vote, 
a reporting quorum being present.
    3)  H.R. 1797 (Smith), End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act;
                a.  Smith 73, an amendment to Title I of H.R. 
                1797.

    By unanimous consent, H.R. 1797 and Smith 73 were 
considered en bloc and agreed to by voice vote.
    By unanimous consent, H.R. 1797, as amended, was ordered 
favorably reported.
    The committee adjourned.

            2/24/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    By unanimous consent, the chair called up the following 
measures and amendments, to be considered en bloc:

    1)  H. Res. 148 (Deutch), Calling on the government of Iran 
to fulfill their promises of assistance in the case of Robert 
Levinson, the longest held United States hostage in our 
Nation's history;
                a.  Ros-Lehtinen/Deutch 31, an amendment in the 
                nature of a substitute.
    2)  H. Res. 551 (Lieu), Recognizing the importance of the 
United States-Israel economic relationship and encouraging new 
areas of cooperation.
    3)  H.R. 3924 (Castro), Global Development Lab of 2015;
                a.  Castro 218, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    4)  H.R. 4403 (Hurd), Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting 
Act.

    By unanimous consent, the measures considered en bloc were 
ordered favorably reported, as amended, and the chair was 
authorized to seek House consideration of the measures under 
suspension of the rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            3/2/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    By unanimous consent, the chair called up the following 
measures and amendment, to be considered en bloc:

    1)  H. Con. Res. 75 (Fortenberry), A resolution expressing 
the sense of Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL 
against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria 
include war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide;
                a.  Royce 97, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    2)  H. Con. Res. 121 (Smith), Expressing the sense of the 
Congress condemning the gross violations of international law 
amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity by the 
Government of Syria, its allies, and other parties to the 
conflict in Syria, and asking the President to direct his 
Ambassador at the United Nations to promote the establishment 
of a war crimes tribunal where these crimes could be addressed.

    The measures considered en bloc were agreed to by voice 
vote.
    By unanimous consent, the measures were ordered favorably 
reported, as amended, and the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of the measures under suspension of the 
rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            3/16/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair called the markup to order.

    1)  H.R. 4678 (Royce), To prohibit modification, 
abrogation, abandonment, or other related actions with respect 
to United States jurisdiction and control over United States 
Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, without congressional 
action.

    H.R. 4678 was agreed to by voice vote, and by unanimous 
consent was ordered favorably reported, and the chair was 
authorized to seek House Consideration of the measure under 
suspension of the rules.

    2)  H. Res. 343 (Ros-Lehtinen), Expressing concern 
regarding persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-
sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of 
conscience in the People's Republic of China, including from 
large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners and members of other 
religious and ethnic minority groups;
                a.  Ros-Lehtinen 34, an amendment in the nature 
                of a substitute, was considered base text by 
                unanimous consent.

    H. Res. 343 was agreed to, as amended, by voice vote. By 
unanimous consent, the measure, as amended, was ordered 
favorably reported and the chair was authorized to seek House 
consideration of the measure under suspension of the rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            4/20/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    By unanimous consent, the chair called up the following 
measures and amendments, to be considered en bloc:

    1)  H.R. 1150 (Smith), the Frank R. Wolf International 
Religious Freedom Act of 2015;
                a.  Smith 76, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    2)  H.R. 3694 (Trott), the Strategy to Oppose Predatory 
Organ Trafficking Act;
                a.  Trott 8, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute;
                        i.  Keating 63, an amendment to Trott 
                        8.
    3)  H.R. 4939 (Engel), the U.S.-Caribbean Strategic 
Engagement Act of 2016.
    4)  H. Con. Res. 88 (Chabot), Reaffirming the Taiwan 
Relations Act and the Six Assurances as the cornerstone of 
U.S.-Taiwan relations;
                a.  Chabot 36, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute;
                        i.  Connolly 72, an amendment to Chabot 
                        36.
    5)  S. 2143 (Cornyn), A bill to provide for the authority 
for the successors and assigns of the Starr-Camargo Bridge 
Company to maintain and operate a toll bridge across the Rio 
Grande near Rio Grande City, Texas, and for other purposes.

    The measures considered en bloc were agreed to by voice 
vote. By unanimous consent, the measures were ordered favorably 
reported, as amended, and the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of the measures under suspension of the 
rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            5/18/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair called up the following measures and amendments, 
to be considered en bloc, by unanimous consent:

    1)  H. Res. 374 (Heck), Recognizing the 50th anniversary of 
Singaporean independence and reaffirming Singapore's close 
partnership with the United States;
                a.  Engel 78, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    2)  H. Res. 650 (Poe), Providing for the safety and 
security of the Iranian dissidents living in Camp Liberty/
Hurriya in Iraq and awaiting resettlement by the United Nations 
High Commissioner for Refugees, and permitting use of their own 
assets to assist in their resettlement;
                a.  Engel 80.
    3)  H. Con. Res. 129 (Ros-Lehtinen), Expressing support for 
the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims live with 
dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and 
urging the Federal Republic of Germany to reaffirm its 
commitment to this goal through a financial commitment to 
comprehensively address the unique health and welfare needs of 
vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other 
medically prescribed needs;
                a.  Ros-Lehtinen 45.
    4)  S. 1252 (Casey), Global Food Security Act of 2016.

    The measures and amendments considered en bloc were agreed 
to by voice vote. By unanimous consent, the measures were 
ordered favorably reported, as amended, and the chair was 
authorized to seek House consideration of the measures under 
suspension of the rules.

    The chair then called up S. 284 (Cardin), Global Magnitsky 
Human Rights Accountability Act.
    By unanimous consent, S. 284, as modified by Royce 102, a 
Manager's amendment to S. 284, was considered base text for 
purposes of amendment.
    Rohrabacher 49, an amendment to S. 284, was not agreed to 
by voice vote.
    S. 284, as amended by Royce 102, was agreed to by voice 
vote. By unanimous consent, the measure, as amended, was 
ordered favorably reported as a single amendment in the nature 
of a substitute, and the chair was authorized to seek House 
consideration under suspension of the rules.

    The committee adjourned.

            5/26/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair called up the following measure and amendment in 
the nature of a substitute, previously provided to members of 
the committee:

    1) S. 1635 (Corker), Department of State Operations 
Authorization and Embassy Security Act, Fiscal Year 2016;
                a.  Royce 109, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    Royce 109, was considered as base text by unanimous 
consent.

    The chair called up several amendments, previously provided 
to members, to be considered en bloc:

      i.
          Brooks 46;
      ii.
          Chabot 40;
      iii.
          Connolly 77;
     iv.
          DesJarlais 10;
     v.
          Duncan 64;
     vi.
          Duncan 65;
     vii.
          Engel 95;
     viii.
          Keating 14;
     ix.
          Kelly 42;
     x.
          Lowenthal 75;
     xi.
          Meng 83;
     xii.
          Poe 105;
     xiii.
          Poe 106;
    xiv.
          Poe 107;
     xv.
          Ros-Lehtinen 46;
    xvi.
          Ros-Lehtinen 47;
    xvii.
          Royce 120;
    xviii.
          Sherman 37;
    xix.
          Sherman 38;
    xx.
          Smith 94;
    xxi.
          Smith 96;
    xxii.
          Smith 98;
    xxiii.
          Yoho 97.

    The amendments considered en bloc were agreed to by voice 
vote.
    S. 1635, as amended by Royce 109 and the en bloc 
amendments, was agreed to by voice vote.
    By unanimous consent, S. 1635 was ordered favorably 
reported as a single amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
The chair was authorized to seek House consideration under 
suspension of the rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            6/16/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    By unanimous consent, the chair called up the following 
measures and amendments, to be considered en bloc:

    1)  H.R. 5484 (Yoho), the State Sponsors of Terrorism 
Review Enhancement Act.
    2)  H.R. 5208 (Poe), the North Korea State Sponsor of 
Terrorism Designation Act of 2016;
                a.  Poe 279, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    3)  H.R. 5332 (Noem), the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 
2016;
                a.  Royce 123, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute;
                        i.  Keating 72, an amendment in the 
                        second degree to Royce 123.

    The measures considered en bloc were agreed to by voice 
vote. By unanimous consent, the measures were ordered favorably 
reported, as amended, and the chair was authorized to seek 
House consideration of the measures under suspension of the 
rules.
    The committee adjourned.

            7/14/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    By unanimous consent, the chair called up the following 
measures and amendments, previously provided to members, to be 
considered en bloc:

     1)  H. Res. 634 (Salmon), Recognizing the importance of 
the United States-Republic of Korea-Japan trilateral 
relationship to counter North Korean threats and nuclear 
proliferation, and to ensure regional security and human 
rights;
                a.  Salmon 146, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
     2)  H. Res. 660 (Poe), Expressing the sense of the House 
of Representatives to support the territorial integrity of 
Georgia.
     3)  H. Res. 728 (Lowenthal), Supporting human rights, 
democracy, and the rule of law in Cambodia;
                a.  Lowenthal 78, an amendment in the nature of 
                a substitute.
     4)  H. Res. 729 (Ros-Lehtinen), Expressing support for the 
expeditious consideration and finalization of a new, robust, 
and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military 
assistance to Israel between the United States Government and 
the Government of Israel.
     5)  H. Res. 750 (Deutch), Urging the European Union to 
designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization 
and increase pressure on it and its members.
     6)  H. Res. 780 (Smith), Urging respect for the 
constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 
democratic transition of power in 2016;
                a.  Royce 131;
                b.  Smith amendment.
     7)  H. Res. 808 (Royce), Calling on the Government of the 
Islamic Republic of Iran to release Iranian-Americans Siamak 
Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi.
     8)  H. Res. 810 (Israel), Expressing the sense of the 
House of Representatives regarding the life and work of Elie 
Wiesel in promoting human rights, peace, and Holocaust 
remembrance;
                a.  Royce 139.
     9)  H. Res. 821 (Smith), Urging the Government of Gabon to 
respect democratic principles during the August 2016 
presidential elections;
                a.  Meeks 821.
    10)  H.R. 4481 (Lowey), Education for All Act of 2016;
                a.  Royce 130, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
    11)  H.R. 5537 (Royce), Digital Global Access Policy Act of 
2016;
                a.  Royce amendment.
    12)  H.R. 5732 (Engel), the Caesar Syrian Civilian 
Protection Act of 2016;
                a.  Meadows 286;
                b.  Ros-Lehtinen 53;
                c.  Ros-Lehtinen 54;
                d.  Yoho 104.

    The measures considered en bloc were agreed to by voice 
vote.

    The chair called up H.R. 5094 and by unanimous consent, 
Engel 284, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
previously provided to members, was considered base text.

    13)  H.R. 5094 (Engel), Stability and Democracy for Ukraine 
Act;
                a.  Engel 284, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute.
                        Rep. Connolly offered an amendment to 
                        Engel 284, which was agreed to by voice 
                        vote.

    H.R. 5094, as amended by Engel 284 (amended by Connolly 
84), was agreed to by voice vote.
    The committee adjourned

            9/14/16 Foreign Affairs Committee Markup Summary

    The chair called the markup to order.

    1)  H.R. 5931 (Royce), Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments 
to Iran Act;
                a.  Engel 291, an amendment in the nature of a 
                substitute, was not agreed to by a roll call 
                vote: 16 ayes; 21 noes;
                b.  Zeldin 46, was agreed to by voice vote.

    H.R. 5931, as amended, was agreed to by a roll call vote: 
21 ayes; 16 noes.
    By voice vote, H.R. 5931, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House.
    The committee adjourned.

                       B. Committee Reports Filed

    House Report 114-392: North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act 
of 2015, H.R. 757.
    House Report 114-393: Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, 
H.R. 3662.
    House Report 114-482: Global Food Security Act of 2015, 
H.R. 1567.
    House Report 114-496: United States Naval Station 
Guantanamo Bay Preservation Act, H.R. 4678.
    House Report 114-767: Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to 
Iran Act, H.R. 5931.

         C. Foreign Affairs Legislation Considered by the House

    The following legislative items were considered during the 
reporting period, as indicated.

Legislation Enacted into Law

    H.R. 515 (Smith)--International Megan's Law to Prevent 
Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced 
Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders. [Public Law 114-119.]
    H.R. 757 (Royce)--North Korea Sanctions and Policy 
Enhancement Act of 2016. [Public Law 114-122.]
    H.R. 907 (Ros-Lehtinen)--United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015. [Public Law 114-123.]
    H.R. 1150 (Smith)--Frank R. Wolf International Religious 
Freedom Act. [Public Law 114-281.]
    H.R. 1191 (Barletta)--Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 
2015. [Public Law 114-17.]
    H.R. 1493 (Engel)--Protect and Preserve International 
Cultural Property Act. [Public Law 114-151.]
    H.R. 2297 (Royce)--Hizballah International Financing 
Prevention Act of 2015. [Public Law 114-102.]
    H.R. 2429 (Royce)--Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt 
Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016. [Public Law 114-231.]
    H.R. 3766 (Poe)--Foreign Aid Transparency and 
Accountability Act of 2016. [Public Law 114-191.]
    H.R. 4939 (Engel)--United States-Caribbean Strategic 
Engagement Act of 2016. [Public Law 114-291.]
    H.R. 5937 (Miller)--To amend title 36, United States Code, 
to authorize the American Battle Monuments Commission to 
acquire, operate, and maintain the Lafayette Escadrille 
Memorial in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, and for other purposes. 
[Public Law 114-227.]
    H.R. 6297 (Royce)--Iran Sanctions Extension Act. [Public 
Law 114-277.]
    S. 8 (Corker)--A bill to provide for the approval of the 
Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United 
States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway 
Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. [Public Law 114-
320.]
    S. 284 (Cardin)--Global Magnitsky Human Rights 
Accountability Act (Passed as Subtitle F of Title XII of S. 
2943 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2017)).*
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    *Note: Public Law number for S. 2943 not yet available, as of 
December 30, 2016.
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    S. 802 (Rubio)--Girls Count Act of 2015. [Public Law 114-
24.]
    S. 1252 (Casey)--Global Food Security Act of 2016. [Public 
Law 114-195.]
    S. 1632 (Collins)--A bill to require a regional strategy to 
address the threat posed by Boko Haram. [Public Law 114-266.]
    S. 1635 (Corker)--Department of State Authority Act, Fiscal 
Year 2017. [Public Law 114-323.]
    S. 2078 (Corker)--United States Commission on International 
Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2015. [Public Law 114-
71.]
    S. 2143 (Cornyn)--A bill to provide for the authority for 
the successors and assigns of the Starr-Camargo Bridge Company 
to maintain and operate a toll bridge across the Rio Grande 
near Rio Grande City, Texas, and for other purposes. [Public 
Law 114-163.]
    S. 2152 (Corker)--Electrify Africa Act of 2015. [Public Law 
114-121.]
    S. 2426 (Gardner)--A bill to direct the Secretary of State 
to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in 
the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other 
purposes. [Public Law 114-139.]
    S. 2845 (Rubio)--Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and 
Civil Society Extension Act of 2016. [Public Law 114-194.]
    Section 1288 of S. 2943 (Royce)--Modification of United 
States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 (enacted as a 
section of the Conference version of S. 2943, the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017).*

Legislation Passed by the House and Senate

    H.R. 515 (Smith)--International Megan's Law to Prevent 
Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced 
Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders.
    H.R. 2297 (Royce)--Hizballah International Financing 
Prevention Act of 2015.
    H.Con.Res.122 (Pearce)--PROTECT Patrimony Resolution.
    H.Con.Res.142 (Becerra)--Supporting the bid of Los Angeles, 
California, to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games back to the 
United States and pledging the cooperation of Congress with 
respect to that bid.
    S.Con.Res.46 (Nelson)--A concurrent resolution expressing 
support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims 
live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining 
years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue 
to reaffirm its commitment to comprehensively address the 
unique health and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust 
victims, including home care and other medically prescribed 
needs.

Legislation Passed by the House

    H.R. 8 (Upton)--North American Energy Security and 
Infrastructure Act of 2015.
    H.R. 237 (Poe)--FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2015.
    H.R. 350 (Noem)--Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention 
and Recovery Act of 2015.
    H.R. 357 (Maloney)--Human Trafficking Prevention Act.
    H.R. 400 (Royce)--Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs 
Contracting Act.
    H.R. 514 (Smith)--Human Trafficking Prioritization Act.
    H.R. 515 (Smith)--International Megan's Law to Prevent 
Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced 
Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders.
    H.R. 702 (Barton)--To adapt to changing crude oil market 
conditions.
    H.R. 907 (Ros-Lehtinen)--United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015.
    H.R. 1150 (Smith)--Frank R. Wolf International Religious 
Freedom Act.
    H.R. 1493 (Engel)--Protect and Preserve International 
Cultural Property Act.
    H.R. 1567 (Smith)--Global Food Security Act of 2016.
    H.R. 1853 (Salmon)--To direct the President to develop a 
strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the 
International Criminal Police Organization, and for other 
purposes.
    H.R. 2241 (Sires)--Global Health Innovation Act of 2015.
    H.R. 2297 (Royce)--Hizballah International Financing 
Prevention Act of 2015.
    H.R. 2494 (Royce)--Global Anti-Poaching Act.
    H.R. 2845 (Royce)--AGOA Enhancement Act of 2015.
    H.R. 3457 (Meehan)--Justice for Victims of Iranian 
Terrorism Act.
    H.R. 3460 (Roskam)--To suspend until January 21, 2017, the 
authority of the President to waive, suspend, reduce, provide 
relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions 
pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of 
Iran.
    H.R. 3654 (Poe)--Combat Terrorist Use of Social Media Act 
of 2015.
    H.R. 3662 (Russell)--Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act.
    H.R. 3694 (Trott)--STOP Organ Trafficking Act.
    H.R. 3750 (Issa)--First Responders Passport Act of 2015.
    H.R. 3766 (Poe)--Foreign Aid Transparency and 
Accountability Act of 2015.
    H.R. 3924 (Castro)--Global Development Lab Act of 2016.
    H.R. 4245 (Pingree)--To exempt exportation of certain 
echinoderms and mollusks from licensing requirements under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973.
    H.R. 4314 (Zeldin)--Counterterrorism Screening and 
Assistance Act of 2016.
    H.R. 4403 (Hurd)--Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act.
    H.R. 4481 (Lowey)--Education for All Act of 2016.
    H.R. 4939 (Engel)--United States-Caribbean Strategic 
Engagement Act of 2016.
    H.R. 4985 (Katko)--Kingpin Designation Improvement Act of 
2016.
    H.R. 5094 (Engel)--Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act.
    H.R. 5119 (Pompeo)--No 2H2O from Iran Act.
    H.R. 5332 (Noem)--Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2016.
    H.R. 5461 (Poliquin)--Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency 
Act.
    H.R. 5484 (Yoho)--State Sponsors of Terrorism Review 
Enhancement Act.
    H.R. 5537 (Royce)--Digital GAP Act.
    H.R. 5631 (McCarthy)--Iran Accountability Act of 2016.
    H.R. 5708 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Nicaraguan Investment 
Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2016.
    H.R. 5732 (Engel)--Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 
2016.
    H.R. 5931 (Royce)--Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to 
Iran Act.
    H.R. 6297 (Royce)--Iran Sanctions Extension Act.
    H. Con. Res. 75 (Fortenberry)--Expressing the sense of 
Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against 
religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria include war 
crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
    H. Con. Res. 88 (Chabot)--Reaffirming the Taiwan Relations 
Act and the Six Assurances as cornerstones of United States-
Taiwan relations.
    H. Con. Res. 121 (Smith)--Expressing the sense of the 
Congress condemning the gross violations of international law 
amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity by the 
Government of Syria, its allies, and other parties to the 
conflict in Syria, and asking the President to direct his 
Ambassador at the United Nations to promote the establishment 
of a war crimes tribunal where these crimes could be addressed.
    H. Con. Res. 129 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Expressing support for the 
goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims live with dignity, 
comfort, and security in their remaining years, and urging the 
Federal Republic of Germany to continue to reaffirm its 
commitment to this goal through a financial commitment to 
comprehensively address the unique health and welfare needs of 
vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other 
medically prescribed needs.
    H. Res. 37 (Poe)--Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives condemning the recent terrorist attacks in 
Paris that resulted in the deaths of seventeen innocent persons 
and offering condolences to those personally affected by this 
cowardly act.
    H. Res. 50 (Levin)--Calling or the release of Ukrainian 
fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by Russian 
forces in Eastern Ukraine and has been held illegally in a 
Russian prison since July 2014.
    H. Res. 53 (Kelly)--Condemning the cowardly attacks on 
innocent men, women, and children in northeastern Nigeria by 
Boko Haram and urging a peaceful and credible national 
election.
    H. Res. 148 (Deutch)--Calling on the Government of Iran to 
follow through on repeated promises of assistance in the case 
of Robert Levinson, the longest held United States hostage in 
our Nation's history.
    H. Res. 162 (Engel)--Calling on the President to provide 
Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and 
territorial integrity.
    H. Res. 220 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Condemning the Government of 
Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and 
its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human 
Rights.
    H. Res. 233 (Kildee)--Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives that Iran should immediately release the three 
United States citizens that it holds, as well as provide all 
known information on any United States citizens that have 
disappeared within its borders.
    H. Res. 293 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Expressing concern over anti-
Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian 
Authority.
    H. Res. 310 (Smith)--Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives regarding Srebrenica.
    H. Res. 337 (Engel)--Calling for substantive dialogue, 
without preconditions, in order to address Tibetan grievances 
and secure a negotiated agreement for the Tibetan people.
    H. Res. 343 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Expressing concern regarding 
persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned 
organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in 
the People's Republic of China, including from large numbers of 
Falun Gong practitioners and members of other religious and 
ethnic minority groups.
    H. Res. 348 (Cicilline)--Supporting the right of the people 
of Ukraine to freely elect their government and determine their 
future.
    H. Res. 354 (Smith)--Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish 
communities in Europe.
    H. Res. 374 (Heck)--Reaffirming Singapore's strategic 
partnership with the United States, encompassing broad and 
robust economic, military-to-military, law enforcement, and 
counterterrorism cooperation.
    H. Res. 411 (Pompeo)--Finding that the President has not 
complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review 
Act of 2015.
    H. Res. 524 (Royce)--Condemning in the strongest terms the 
terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, that 
resulted in the loss of at least 129 lives.
    H. Res. 536 (Sires)--Supporting freedom of the press in 
Latin America and the Caribbean and condemning violations of 
press freedom and violence against journalists, bloggers, and 
individuals exercising their right to freedom of speech.
    H. Res. 634 (Salmon)--Recognizing the importance of the 
United States-Republic of Korea-Japan trilateral relationship 
to counter North Korean threats and nuclear proliferation, and 
to ensure regional security and human rights.
    H. Res. 658 (Poe)--Condemning in the strongest terms the 
terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, 2016, which murdered 
more than 30 innocent people, and severely wounded many more.
    H. Res. 660 (Poe)--Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives to support the territorial integrity of 
Georgia.
    H. Res. 716 (King)--Recognizing the deep and abiding 
friendship between the United States and Ireland and 
recommending actions to further strengthen those ties.
    H. Res. 728 (Lowenthal)--Supporting human rights, 
democracy, and the rule of law in Cambodia.
    H. Res. 729 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Expressing support for the 
expeditious consideration and finalization of a new, robust, 
and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military 
assistance to Israel between the United States Government and 
the Government of Israel.
    H. Res. 780 (Smith)--Urging respect for the constitution of 
the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the democratic 
transition of power in 2016.
    H. Res. 806 (Wilson)--Expressing condolences for the 
killing of the British Member of Parliament (MP) Jo Cox.
    H. Res. 810 (Israel)--Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives regarding the life and work of Elie Wiesel in 
promoting human rights, peace, and Holocaust remembrance.
    H. Res. 823 (Foxx)--Condemning in the strongest terms the 
terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 28, 2016, that 
resulted in the loss of at least 44 lives.
    H. Res. 827 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Condemning the terrorist attack 
on the Pulse Orlando nightclub, honoring the memory of the 
victims of the attack, offering condolences to and expressing 
support for their families and friends and all those affected, 
and applauding the dedication and bravery of law enforcement, 
emergency response, and counterterrorism officials in 
responding to the attack.
    H. Res. 842 (McCarthy)--Expressing the sense of the House 
of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched 
against the United States on September 11, 2001, on the 15th 
anniversary of that date.
    H. Res. 851 (Wasserman Schultz)--Expressing profound 
concern about the ongoing political, economic, social and 
humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, urging the release of 
political prisoners, and calling for respect of constitutional 
and democratic processes.
    H. Res. 891 (Stewart)--Expressing concern over the 
disappearance of David Sneddon, and for other purposes.

         III. MEETINGS OF THE FULL COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEES

    Pursuant to the Oversight Plan set forth in Section I(d), 
above, the committee and its subcommittees have maintained an 
ambitious schedule of hearings, briefings, markups, and other 
meetings during the period covered by this report, as set forth 
below (full committee markups are listed in section II (A) 
above).

                           A. Full Committee

    January 13, 2015--The North Korean Threat: Nuclear, 
Missiles and Cyber. The Honorable Sung Kim, Special 
Representative for North Korea Policy and Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Korea and Japan, U.S. Department of State; The 
Honorable Daniel Glaser, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist 
Financing, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. 
Department of the Treasury; Brigadier General Gregory J. 
Touhill, USAF, Retired, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Cybersecurity Operations and Programs, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security.
    January 27, 2015--Iran Nuclear Negotiations After the 
Second Extension: Where Are They Going? The Honorable Eric S. 
Edelman, Distinguished Fellow, Center for Strategic and 
Budgetary Assessments; Mr. John Hannah, Senior Fellow, 
Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Mr. Ray Takeyh, Senior 
Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign 
Relations; The Honorable Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow, Foreign 
Policy Program, The Brookings Institution.
    February 4, 2015--Cuba: Assessing the Administration's 
Sudden Shift. The Honorable Roberta S. Jacobson, Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. John E. Smith, Deputy Director, Office 
of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Mr. 
Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. 
Department of Commerce.
    February 12, 2015--The Growing Strategic Threat of ISIS. 
The Honorable James F. Jeffrey, Philip Solondz Distinguished 
Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; 
Dafna H. Rand, Ph.D., Leon E. Panetta Fellow and Deputy 
Director of Studies, Center for a New American Security; Rick 
Brennan, Jr., Ph.D., Senior Political Scientist, RAND 
Corporation.
    February 25, 2015--Advancing U.S. Interests in a Troubled 
World: The FY 2016 Foreign Affairs Budget. The Honorable John 
F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State.
    March 4, 2015--Ukraine Under Siege. The Honorable Victoria 
Nuland, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
    March 17, 2015--The FY 2016 Budget Request: Assessing U.S. 
Foreign Assistance Effectiveness. The Honorable Alfonso E. 
Lenhardt, Acting Administrator, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; The Honorable Dana J. Hyde, Chief Executive 
Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
    March 19, 2015--Negotiations with Iran: Blocking or Paving 
Tehran's Path to Nuclear Weapons? The Honorable Antony J. 
Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State; 
Mr. Adam J. Szubin, Acting Under Secretary, Office of Terrorism 
and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    March 26, 2015--The Administration's Strategy to Confront 
ISIS. General John Allen, USMC, Retired, Special Presidential 
Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Brigadier 
General Michael Fantini, USAF, Middle East Principal Director, 
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International 
Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense; Brigadier General 
Gregg Olson, USMC, Deputy Director for Middle East, Joint Staff 
Strategic Plans and Policy, U.S. Department of Defense.
    April 15, 2015--Confronting Russia's Weaponization of 
Information. Mr. Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow, The Legatum 
Institute; Ms. Helle C. Dale, Senior Fellow for Public 
Diplomacy, The Heritage Foundation; Ms. Elizabeth Wahl, Former 
RT Anchor, Freelance Journalist/Public Speaker.
    April 22, 2015--Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Can't Trust, 
Can We Verify? Mr. Charles Duelfer, Chairman, Omnis, Inc. 
(former Chairman, UN Special Commission on Iraq [UNSCOM]); The 
Honorable Stephen G. Rademaker, National Security Advisor, 
Bipartisan Policy Center (former Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Arms Control & Bureau of International Security and 
Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State); Mr. David 
Albright, Founder and President, Institute for Science and 
International Security.
    May 13, 2015--Ancient Communities Under Attack: ISIS's War 
on Religious Minorities. Sister Diana Momeka, OP, Dominican 
Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, Mosul, Iraq; Ms. Hind 
Kabawat, Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding, Center for World 
Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution, George Mason 
University; Ms. Jacqueline Isaac, Vice President, Roads of 
Success; Katharyn Hanson, Ph.D., Fellow Penn Cultural Heritage 
Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum.
    May 14, 2015--Advancing U.S. Economic Interests in Asia. 
The Honorable Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The 
Honorable Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
    June 2, 2015--Americans Detained in Iran. Mr. Ali Rezaian 
(brother of Jason Rezaian); Mrs. Naghmeh Abedini (wife of Saeed 
Abedini); Ms. Sarah Hekmati (sister of Amir Hekmati); Mr. 
Daniel Levinson (son of Robert Levinson).
    June 16, 2015--Advancing United States' Interests at the 
United Nations. The Honorable Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent 
Representative, United States Mission to the United Nations, 
U.S. Department of State.
    June 17, 2015--Assad's Abhorrent Chemical Weapons Attacks. 
The Honorable Robert Ford, Senior Fellow, The Middle East 
Institute; Mohamed Tennari, M.D., Idlib Coordinator, Syrian-
American Medical Society; Mr. Farouq Habib, Syria Program 
Manager, Mayday Rescue; Annie Sparrow, M.B.B.S., Deputy 
Director Human Rights Program, Assistant Professor of Global 
Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
    July 9, 2015--Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with 
Iran. The Honorable Stephen G. Rademaker, Foreign Policy 
Project Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center (former Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control & Bureau of International 
Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State); 
Michael Doran, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Michael 
Makovsky, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, JINSA Germunder 
Center Iran Task Force; Kenneth M. Pollack, Ph.D., Senior 
Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings 
Institution.
    July 14, 2015--Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with 
Iran (Part II). The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman, Co-Chair, 
Iran Task Force, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies 
(former United States Senator); General Michael V. Hayden, 
USAF, Retired, Principal, Chertoff Group (former Director, 
Central Intelligence Agency); The Honorable R. Nicholas Burns, 
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and 
International Relations, Belfer Center for Science and 
International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 
Harvard University (former Under Secretary for Political 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State); Ray Takeyh, Ph.D., Senior 
Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations.
    July 23, 2015--Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with 
Iran (Part III). The Honorable Robert Joseph, Ph.D., Senior 
Scholar, National Institute for Public Policy (former Under 
Secretary of State for Arms Control and International 
Security); Mr. Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation 
for the Defense of Democracies; Mr. Ilan Goldenberg, Senior 
Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program, Center for a 
New American Security.
    July 28, 2015--Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration's 
Case. The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of the 
Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; The Honorable Ernest 
Moniz, Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
    July 29, 2015--Women Under ISIS Rule: From Brutality to 
Recruitment. Ms. Sasha Havlicek, Chief Executive Officer, 
Institute for Strategic Dialogue; Ariel Ahram, Ph.D., Assistant 
Professor, Virginia Tech School of Public and International 
Affairs; Mr. Edward Watts, Director and Producer, Escaping 
ISIS; Kathleen Kuehnast, Ph.D., Director, Gender and 
Peacebuilding, Center for Governance, Law and Society, United 
States Institute of Peace.
    September 9, 2015--Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with 
Iran (Part IV). General Chuck Wald, USAF, Retired, (Former 
Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command; Admiral William 
Fallon, USN, Retired (former Commander, U.S. Central Command); 
Vice Admiral John Bird, USN, Retired (former Commander, U.S. 
Seventh Fleet); Mr. Leon Wieseltier, Isaiah Berlin Senior 
Fellow in Culture and Policy, Foreign Policy and Governance 
Studies, The Brookings Institution.
    September 30, 2015--Cyber War: Definitions, Deterrence, and 
Foreign Policy. James Andrew Lewis, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and 
Director, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic 
and International Studies; Catherine Lotrionte, Ph.D., 
Director, Institute for Law, Science and Global Security, 
Georgetown University; Mr. Bob Butler, Adjunct Senior Fellow, 
Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New 
American Security.
    October 7, 2015--Reforming Food Aid: Desperate Need to Do 
Better. The Honorable Dan Glickman, Vice President and 
Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program 
(former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture); The 
Honorable Rajiv Shah, Senior Advisor, Chicago Council on Global 
Affairs (former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International 
Development); Christopher B. Barrett, Ph.D., David J. Nolan 
Director, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor, Charles H. 
Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell 
University; The Reverend David Beckmann, President, Bread for 
the World.
    October 22, 2015--Words Have Consequences: Palestinian 
Authority Incitement to Violence. Mr. Elliott Abrams, Senior 
Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign 
Relations; Jonathan Schanzer, Ph.D., Vice President for 
Research, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies; Mr. David 
Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Director, Project on 
the Middle East Peace Process, Irwin Levy Family Program on the 
U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship, The Washington Institute 
for Near East Policy.
    November 4, 2015--U.S. Policy After Russia's Escalation in 
Syria. The Honorable Anne W. Patterson, Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The 
Honorable Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
    November 17, 2015--Women and Technology: Increasing 
Opportunity and Driving International Development. Ms. Geena 
Davis, Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in 
Media (Special Envoy for Women and Girls, International 
Telecommunication Union); Ms. Joyce Warner, Senior Vice 
President and Chief of Staff, International Research and 
Exchanges Board; Ms. Sonia Jorge, Executive Director, Alliance 
for Affordable Internet.
    November 18, 2015--The Rise of Radicalism: Growing 
Terrorist Sanctuaries and the Threat to the U.S. Homeland. 
(Jointly held with the Committee on Homeland Security.) General 
Jack Keane, USA, Retired, Chairman of the Board, Institute for 
the Study of War; Mr. Peter Bergen, Vice President and 
Director, New America; The Honorable Matthew G. Olsen, Co-
Founder and President, Business Development and Strategy, 
IronNet Cybersecurity (former Director, National 
Counterterrorism Center).
    December 2, 2015--Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: 
Fueling Middle East Turmoil. Mr. Ali Alfoneh, Senior Fellow, 
Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Mr. Scott Modell, 
Managing Director, The Rapidan Group; Mr. Daniel Benjamin, 
Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director, The John Sloan Dickey Center 
for International Understanding, Dartmouth College (former 
Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. 
Department of State).
    December 16, 2015--The Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations. 
The Honorable Richard Olson, Special Representative for 
Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State.
    February 10, 2016--From Iraq and Syria to Libya and Beyond: 
The Evolving ISIL Threat. The Honorable Brett McGurk, Special 
Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, 
U.S. Department of State.
    February 11, 2016--Iran Nuclear Oversight: Implementation 
and Its Consequences. The Honorable Stephen D. Mull, Lead 
Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, U.S. Department of 
State; Mr. John Smith, Acting Director, Office of Foreign 
Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    February 25, 2015--Strengthening U.S. Leadership in a 
Turbulent World: The FY 2017 Foreign Affairs Budget. The 
Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of 
State.
    March 15, 2016--Review of the FY 2017 Foreign Assistance 
Budget: Aligning Interests, Ensuring Effectiveness and 
Transparency. The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. 
Agency for International Development; The Honorable Dana J. 
Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge 
Corporation.
    March 22, 2016--Women Fighting for Peace: Lessons for 
Today's Conflicts. Her Excellency Monica McWilliams, Professor 
of Women's Studies, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster 
University; Hassan Abbas, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Regional 
and Analytical Studies Department, National Defense University; 
Ms. Jacqueline O'Neill, Director, The Institute for Inclusive 
Security.
    March 23, 2016--The Administration's Plan to Close the 
Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility: At What Foreign Policy and 
National Security Cost? Mr. Lee Wolosky, Special Envoy for 
Guantanamo Closure, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Paul M. 
Lewis, Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure, U.S. 
Department of Defense.
    April, 28, 2016--America as a Pacific Power: Challenges and 
Opportunities in Asia. The Honorable Antony J. Blinken, Deputy 
Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State.
    May 12, 2016--Terrorism, Missiles and Corruption: The Risks 
of Economic Engagement with Iran. The Honorable Juan C. Zarate, 
Chairman, Financial Integrity Network; Mr. Mark Dubowitz, 
Executive Director, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies; 
Ms. Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, 
Economics and Security Program, Center for a New American 
Security.
    May 25, 2016--Iran Nuclear Deal Oversight: Implementation 
and Its Consequences (Part II). The Honorable Stephen D. Mull, 
Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Thomas M. Countryman, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and 
Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Adam J. Szubin, 
Acting Under Secretary, Office of Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    June 14, 2016--U.S. Policy Toward Putin's Russia. The 
Honorable Michael McFaul, Senior Fellow and Director at the 
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford 
University; The Honorable Jack Matlock, Fellow, Rubenstein 
Fellows Academy, Duke University; Leon Aron, Ph.D., Resident 
Scholar and Director of Russian Studies, The American 
Enterprise Institute.
    June 23, 2016--Countering the Virtual Caliphate. Mr. Seamus 
Hughes, Deputy Director, Program on Extremism, Center for Cyber 
and Homeland Security, George Washington University; Aaron 
Lobel, Ph.D., Founder and President, America Abroad Media; 
Peter Neumann, Ph.D., Director, International Centre for the 
Study of Radicalisation, Department of War Studies, King's 
College London.
    July 6, 2016--Financially Rewarding Terrorism in the West 
Bank. David Pollock, Ph.D., Kaufman Fellow, Washington 
Institute for Near East Policy; Mr. Yigal Carmon, President and 
Founder, Middle East Media Research Institute; The Honorable 
Robert Wexler, President, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle 
East Peace.
    July 7, 2016--Demanding Accountability: The 
Administration's Reckless Release of Terrorists from 
Guantanamo. Mr. Lee Wolosky, Special Envoy for Guantanamo 
Closure, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Paul M. Lewis, Special 
Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure, U.S. Department of 
Defense.
    July 12, 2016--Human Rights Under Siege Worldwide. The 
Honorable Mark P. Lagon, President, Freedom House; Thomas Farr, 
Ph.D., President, Religious Freedom Institute; Ms. Amanda 
Schnetzer, Director, Human Freedom Initiative, The George W. 
Bush Institute; Mr. Mark Bromley, Chair, The Council for Global 
Equality.
    July 13, 2016--Countering the Virtual Caliphate: The State 
Department's Performance. The Honorable Richard Stengel, Under 
Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State.
    September 8, 2016--Reforming the National Security Council: 
Efficiency and Accountability. The Honorable David C. Miller, 
Jr., Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council; The 
Honorable Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman of the Board, 
The Stimson Center; The Honorable Derek Chollet, Counselor and 
Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German 
Marshall Fund of the United States.
    December 6, 2016--American Compassion in India; Government 
Obstacles. Mr. Stephen Oakley, General Counsel and Vice 
President of the General Counsel Office, Compassion 
International; Mr. John Sifton, Acting Deputy Washington 
Director, Asia Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch; Irfan 
Nooruddin, Ph.D., Hamad bin Khalifa Professor of Indian 
Politics, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown 
University.

  B. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and 
                      International Organizations

    January 27, 2015--Nigeria on the Brink? The Honorable 
Robert P. Jackson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; J. Peter Pham, 
Ph.D., Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Mr. Jadegoke 
Adebonajo Badejo, Principal Partner, Bonajo Badejo & Co.; Mr. 
Emmanuel Ogebe, Manager, Peaceful Polls 2015 Project; Chris 
Fomunyoh, Ph.D., Senior Associate and Regional Director for 
Central and West Africa, National Democratic Institute.
    February 5, 2015--Human Rights in Cuba: A Squandered 
Opportunity. Mr. Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, Secretary General, 
Cuban National Civic Resistance Front; Ms. Berta Soler 
Fernandez, Leader, Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco); Ms. Sara 
Martha Fonseca Quevedo, Member, Ladies in White (Damas de 
Blanco); Mr. Geoff Thale, Program Director, Washington Office 
on Latin America.
    February 12, 2015--The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Four 
Years Later and No End in Sight. (Jointly held with the 
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.) Ms. Kelly 
Tallman Clements, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State; 
Mr. Thomas Staal, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for 
Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency 
for International Development.
    February 26, 2015--The Shame of Iranian Human Rights. 
(Jointly held with the Subcommittee on the Middle East and 
North Africa.) Mr. Shayan Arya, Central Committee Member, 
Constitutionalist Party of Iran (Liberal Democrat); Mr. Mohsen 
Sazegara, President, Research Institute on Contemporary Iran; 
Mr. Anthony Vance, Director, U.S. Baha'i Office of Public 
Affairs.
    March 18, 2015--U.S. Election Support in Africa. The 
Honorable Eric G. Postel, Assistant to the Administrator, 
Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development; 
Mr. William Sweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
International Foundation for Electoral Systems; Ms. Gretchen 
Birkle, Regional Director for Africa, International Republican 
Institute; Mr. Eric Robinson, Senior Program Officer for East 
and Horn of Africa, National Endowment for Democracy; Mr. 
Patrick Merloe, Director of Electoral Programs and Senior 
Associate, National Democratic Institute.
    March 24, 2015--After Paris and Copenhagen: Responding to 
the Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism. The Honorable Ronald S. 
Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress; Mr. Roger Cukierman, 
President, Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of 
France; Mr. Dan Rosenberg Asmussen, President, Danish Jewish 
Community.
    March 25, 2015--The Goldman Act to Return Abducted American 
Children: Reviewing Obama Administration Implementation. The 
Honorable Susan S. Jacobs, Special Advisor for Children's 
Issues, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State; 
Mr. Jeffery Morehouse, Executive Director, BAC Home (father of 
abducted child to Japan); Ms. Bindu Philips (mother of abducted 
children to India); Mr. Devon M. Davenport (father of abducted 
child to Brazil); Mr. Scott Sawyer, Vice President of 
Operations, Global Future (father of abducted child to Japan).
    April 15, 2015--Markup. H.R. 1150, To amend the 
International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to improve the 
ability of the United States to advance religious freedom 
globally through enhanced diplomacy, training, 
counterterrorism, and foreign assistance efforts, and through 
stronger and more flexible political responses to religious 
freedom violations and violent extremism worldwide, and for 
other purposes; and H. Res. 50, Calling for the release of 
Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by 
Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine and has been held illegally 
in a Russian prison since July 2014.
    April 15, 2015--The Continuing Threat of Neglected Tropical 
Diseases. Ariel Pablos Mendez, M.D., Assistant Administrator, 
Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; Peter J. Hotez, M.D., President, Sabin Vaccine 
Institute; Mr. Nicholas Kourgialis, Vice President, Eye Health, 
Helen Keller International.
    April 22, 2015--Accountability and Transformation: Tier 
Rankings in the Fight Against Human Trafficking. The Honorable 
Mark Lagon, President, Freedom House (former Ambassador-at-
Large for Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State); 
Mr. Matthew Smith, Executive Director, Fortify Rights; Fr. Shay 
Cullen, President/Chief Executive Officer, PREDA Foundation; 
Mr. Jesse Eaves, Humanity United, Director of Policy and 
Government Relations.
    April 29, 2015--The Global Magnitsky Human Rights 
Accountability Act. Mr. William Browder, Chief Executive 
Officer, Hermitage Capital Management; Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, 
President, World Uyghur Congress; Mr. Kenneth R. Weinstein, 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Institute; Daniel 
Calingaert, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Freedom House.
    May 14, 2015--A Pathway to Freedom: Rescue and Refuge for 
Sex Trafficking Victims. The Honorable Sean Reyes, Attorney 
General, State of Utah; Mr. Tim Ballard, Founder and Chief 
Executive Officer, Operation Underground Railroad; Ms. Karla 
Jacinto Romero, Survivor of Human Trafficking and Advocate, 
Commission United vs. Trafficking; The Honorable Rosi Orozco, 
President, Commission United vs. Trafficking (former Mexican 
Congresswoman).
    May 14, 2015--Markup. H.R. 2140, To promote freedom, human 
rights, and the rule of law as part of United States-Vietnam 
relations; and H. Res. 213, Condemning the April 2015 terrorist 
attack at the Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, and 
reaffirming the United States support for the people and 
Government of Kenya, and for other purposes.
    May 20, 2015--Developments in Rwanda. The Honorable Robert 
P. Jackson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Steven 
Feldstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of 
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State; 
Mr. David Himbara, Coordinator for the USA and Canada, 
Democracy in Rwanda Now (former Aide to the President of 
Rwanda); Major Robert Higiro, RDF, Retired, Coordinator for 
Belgium, Democracy in Rwanda Now; Mr. Willis Shalita, 
Photojournalist and Blogger; Ms. Sarah Margon, Washington 
Director, Human Rights Watch.
    June 3, 2015--The Future of U.S.-Zimbabwe Relations. 
Shannon Smith, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Ben Freeth, 
Executive Director, Mike Campbell Foundation; Ms. Imani 
Countess, Regional Program Director for Africa, The Solidarity 
Center.
    June 11, 2015--The Goldman Act to Return Abducted American 
Children. Ms. Karen Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Henry 
Hand, Director, Office of Children's Issues, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Ravindra Parmar (father 
of abducted child to India); Ms. Edeanna Barbirou (mother of 
abducted child to Tunisia); Christopher Savoie, Ph.D. (father 
of abducted child to Japan); Mr. Preston Findlay, Counsel, 
Missing Children's Division, National Center for Missing and 
Exploited Children.
    June 17, 2015--Human Rights Abuses by Vietnamese 
Authorities. Mr. Nguyen Van Hai (Dieu Cay), Writer, Free 
Journalists Club of Vietnam; Mrs. Doan Thi Hong-Anh (wife of a 
torture victim); Nguyen Dinh Thang, Ph.D., Executive Director, 
Boat People SOS; The Reverend Nguyen Manh Hung, Vietnam 
Interfaith Council.
    June 25, 2015--Is Academic Freedom Threatened by China's 
Influence on U.S. Universities? Ms. Susan V. Lawrence, 
Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service; 
Mr. Jeffrey S. Lehman, Vice Chancellor, New York University--
Shanghai; Mirta M. Martin, Ph.D., President, Fort Hays State 
University; Ms. Yaxue Cao, Founder and Editor, China Change; 
Mr. Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the 
U.S., Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
    July 9, 2015--Africa's Displaced People. Ms. Catherine 
Wiesner, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of 
Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State; 
Mr. Thomas H. Staal, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for 
Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency 
for International Development; Mr. John Stauffer, President, 
The America Team for Displaced Eritreans; Ms. Ann 
Hollingsworth, Senior Advocate for Government Relations, 
Refugees International; Ms. Natalie Eisenbarth, Policy & 
Advocacy Officer, International Rescue Committee.
    July 16, 2015--The Goldman Act to Return Abducted American 
Children: Ensuring Accurate Numbers and Administration Action. 
The Honorable Susan S. Jacobs, Special Advisor for Children's 
Issues, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State; 
Ms. Kelly Rutherford, Co-Founder, Children's Justice Campaign; 
Samina Rahman, M.D. (mother of child abducted to India); Ms. 
Diane McGee (mother of children abducted to Japan); Mr. Randy 
Collins, Managing Director, Bring Abducted Children Home 
(father of child abducted to Japan); Ms. Patricia Apy, Partner, 
Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C.
    July 22, 2015--The Unfolding Crisis in Burundi. Mr. Michael 
Jobbins, Director of Global Affairs, Search for Common Ground; 
Elavie Ndura, Ph.D., Professor of Education, George Mason 
University; Ms. Alissa Wilson, Public Education and Advocacy 
Coordinator for Africa, American Friends Service Committee; Mr. 
Steve McDonald, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International 
Center for Scholars.
    September 9, 2015--The Role of Water in Avoiding Conflict 
and Building Prosperity. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on 
Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.) Mr. John Oldfield, 
Chief Executive Officer, WASH Advocates; Mr. Denis Bilodeau, 
1st Vice President, County Water District Board of Directors; 
Dale Whittington, Ph.D, Professor, University of North 
Carolina.
    September 30, 2015--Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony: 
Continuing U.S. Support. Mr. Paul Ronan, Co-Founder and Project 
Director, The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative; Mr. Sasha Lezhnev, 
Associate Director of Policy, Enough Project; Ms. Francisca 
Mbikabele Thelin, Founder and President, Friends of Minzoto.
    October 7, 2015--Food Security and Nutrition Programs in 
Africa. Carolyn Woo, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive 
Officer, Catholic Relief Services; Mr. David Hong, Director of 
Global Policy, One Acre Fund; Mr. Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, 
Global Agriculture and Food, The Chicago Council on Global 
Affairs.
    October 22, 2015--Africa's Great Lakes Region: A Security, 
Political, and Humanitarian Challenge. The Honorable Linda 
Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Thomas 
Perriello, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, 
U.S. Department of State.
    October 27, 2015--The Global Crisis of Religious Freedom. 
The Honorable David N. Saperstein, Ambassador-at-Large for 
International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State; 
Robert P. George, Ph.D., Chairman, U.S. Commission on 
International Religious Freedom.
    November 4, 2015--Demanding Accountability: Evaluating the 
2015 ``Trafficking in Persons Report.'' Kari Johnstone, Ph.D., 
Principal Deputy Director, Office to Monitor and Combat 
Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State; Mr. James 
Carouso, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East 
Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Alex 
Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Mark Lagon, 
President, Freedom House (former Ambassador-at-Large for 
Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State).
    November 19, 2015--The Goldman Act to Return Abducted 
American Children: Ensuring Administration Action. The 
Honorable Michele Thoren Bond, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. David Goldman, 
Co-Founder and Director, Bring Sean Home Foundation (father of 
child abducted to Brazil); Captain Paul Toland, USN, Co-Founder 
and National Director, Bring Abducted Children Home (father of 
child abducted to Japan).
    December 8, 2015--Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: The Next 
Global Health Crisis? Tom Frieden, M.D., Director, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention; The Honorable Ariel Pablos-
Mendez, M.D., Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global 
Health, U.S. Agency for International Development; The 
Honorable Eric P. Goosby, M.D., Special Envoy on Tuberculosis, 
United Nations (briefer).
    December 9, 2015--Fulfilling the Humanitarian Imperative: 
Assisting Victims of ISIS Violence. Gregory H. Stanton, Ph.D., 
President, Genocide Watch; The Most Reverend Bishop Francis 
Kalabat, Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle in America; 
Mr. Mirza Ismail, Founder and Chairman, Yezidi Human Rights 
Organization-International; Mr. Carl A. Anderson, Supreme 
Knight, Knights of Columbus; Mr. Noah Gottschalk, Senior Policy 
Advisor for Humanitarian Response, Oxfam America.
    February 10, 2016--The Global Zika Epidemic. (Jointly held 
with the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.) Tom Frieden, 
M.D., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Anthony S. Fauci, 
M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious 
Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services; The Honorable Ariel Pablos-Mendez, 
M.D., Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
    February 24, 2016--Establishing Accountability at the World 
Intellectual Property Organization: Illicit Technology 
Transfers, Whistleblowing, and Reform. (Jointly held with the 
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and the 
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.) Mr. James Pooley, 
Attorney at Law, Former Deputy Director for Innovation and 
Technology, World Intellectual Property Organization; Ms. 
Miranda Brown, Former Strategic Adviser to the Director 
General, World Intellectual Property Organization; Mr. Matthew 
Parish, Founder and Managing Director, Gentium Law Group.
    March 2, 2016--The Growing Threat of Cholera and Other 
Diseases in the Middle East. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., President, 
Sabin Vaccine Institute; Issam I. Raad, M.D., President, Health 
Outreach to the Middle East; J. Stephen Morrison, Ph.D., Senior 
Vice President, Director of Global Health Policy Center, Center 
for Strategic and International Studies.
    March 22, 2016--Get It Right This Time: A Victims-Centered 
Trafficking in Persons Report. The Honorable Mark P. Lagon, 
President, Freedom House; Mr. Matthew Smith, Executive 
Director, Fortify Rights; Ms. Jinhye Jo, President, NKinUSA; 
Ms. Maria Werlau, President, Free Society Project.
    April 13, 2016--Peacekeepers: Allegations of Abuse and 
Absence of Accountability at the United Nations. Mr. Brett 
Schaefer, Jay Kingham Fellow in International Regulatory 
Affairs, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage 
Foundation; Aicha Elbasri, Ph.D., Author, Former Spokesperson, 
United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, United Nations; 
Mr. Peter Gallo, Former Investigator, Office of Internal 
Oversight Services, United Nations; Mr. Jordie Hannum, Senior 
Director, Better World Campaign.
    April 27, 2016--South Sudan's Prospects for Peace and 
Security. The Honorable Donald Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan 
and South Sudan, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Bob Leavitt, 
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, 
and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; Mr. John Prendergast, Founding Director, Enough 
Project; Mr. Matt Wells, Program Officer, Center for Civilians 
in Conflict; Luka Biong Deng Kuol, Ph.D., Global Fellow, Peace 
Research Institute Oslo; Augustino Ting Mayai, Ph.D., Director 
of Research, The Sudd Institute.
    May 10, 2016--Will President Obama Prioritize the Release 
of Prisoners of Conscience in Vietnam? Ms. Vu Minh Khanh, Wife 
of Vietnamese Prisoner of Conscience Nguyen Van Dai.
    May 11, 2016--The U.S. Role in Helping Nigeria Confront 
Boko Haram and Other Threats in Northern Nigeria. The Honorable 
Frank R. Wolf, Distinguished Senior Fellow, 21st Century 
Wilberforce Initiative; Mr. Emmanuel Ogebe, Special Counsel, 
Justice for Jos Project; ``Sa'a'', Chibok Schoolgirl, Education 
Must Continue Initiative; Christopher Fomunyoh, Ph.D., Senior 
Associate and Regional Director for Central and West Africa, 
National Democratic Institute.
    May 18, 2016--Democracy Support Strategies in Africa. Mr. 
D. Bruce Wharton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Thomas Staal, 
Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, 
and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; Mr. Steven Feldstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department 
of State; Mr. Rushdi Nackerdien, Regional Director for Africa, 
International Foundation for Electoral Systems; Mr. Patrick 
Merloe, Senior Associate and Director of Election Programs, 
National Democratic Institute; Mr. John Tomaszewski, Acting 
Regional Director for Africa, International Republican 
Institute; Mr. Nii Akuetteh, Executive Director, The African 
Immigrant Caucus.
    May 26, 2016--The ISIS Genocide Declaration: What Next? Mr. 
Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus; Mr. 
Sarhang Hamasaeed, Senior Program Officer, Middle East and 
Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace; Mr. Johnny Oram, 
Executive Director, Chaldean Assyrian Business Alliance; Mr. 
David M. Crane, Professor of Practice, Syracuse University, 
College of Law, Former Chief Prosecutor, United Nations Special 
Court for Sierra Leone; Ms. Naomi Kikoler, Deputy Director, 
Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United 
States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    June 9, 2016--Leveraging U.S. Funds: The Stunning Global 
Impact of Nutrition and Supplements During the First 1,000 
Days. Beth Dunford, Ph.D., Assistant to the Administrator, 
Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; Mr. Ajay Markanday, Director, Liaison Office for 
North America, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United 
Nations.
    June 16, 2016--The Global Religious Freedom Crisis and Its 
Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy. The Honorable David N. 
Saperstein, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious 
Freedom, U.S. Department of State; Robert P. George, Ph.D., 
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University, 
Former Chairman, U.S. Commission on International Religious 
Freedom; M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., President, American Islamic 
Forum for Democracy, Former Vice-Chair, U.S. Commission on 
International Religious Freedom.
    June 22, 2016--The President's Visit to Vietnam: A Missed 
Opportunity to Advance Human Rights. Pastor Rmah Loan, Former 
Head, Southern Evangelical Church of Vietnam--Dak Nong 
Province; Ms. Katie Duong, Overseas Representative, Popular 
Bloc of Cao Dai Religion; Nguyen Dinh Thang, Ph.D., President 
and Chief Executive Officer, Boat People SOS; Mr. T. Kumar, 
Director of International Advocacy, Amnesty International.
    June 23, 2016--Organ Harvesting: An Examination of a Brutal 
Practice. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Europe, 
Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.) Mr. David Matas, Senior Legal 
Counsel, B'nai Brith Canada; Mr. Ethan Gutmann, Journalist; 
Francis L. Delmonico, M.D, Professor of Surgery, Harvard 
Medical School; Charles Lee, M.D., Director of Public 
Awareness, World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of 
Falun Gong.
    July 12, 2016--Accountability Over Politics: Scrutinizing 
the Trafficking in Persons Report. The Honorable Susan 
Coppedge, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking 
in Persons, U.S. Department of State; Mr. David Abramowitz, 
Managing Director, Humanity United Action.
    July 13, 2016--The Castro Regime's Ongoing Violations of 
Civil and Political Rights. Oscar Elias Biscet, M.D., 
President, Lawton Foundation for Human Rights, Former Cuban 
political prisoner; Ms. Sirley Avila Leon, Democracy Advocate; 
Ms. Maria Werlau, President, Free Society Project; Mr. Geoff 
Thale, Program Director, Washington Office on Latin America.
    July 14, 2016--Markup. H. Res. 290, Calling for the global 
repeal of blasphemy laws.
    July 14, 2016--Hope Deferred: Securing Enforcement of the 
Goldman Act to Return Abducted American Children. Ms. Karen 
Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Chris Brann, M.D., Father of 
Child Abducted to Brazil; Ms. Ruchika Abbim, Mother of Child 
Abducted to India; Mr. James Cook, Father of Children Abducted 
to Japan; Ms. Edeanna Barbirou, Mother of Child Abducted to 
Tunisia.
    September 7. 2016--The Growing Crisis in South Sudan. The 
Honorable Donald Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, 
U.S. Department of State; Mr. Brian Adeba, Associate Director 
of Policy, Enough Project; The Honorable Princeton N. Lyman, 
Senior Advisor to the President, U.S. Institute of Peace.
    September 14, 2016--Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat. 
The Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Father 
Habtu Ghebre-Ab, Director of External Relations, Canonical 
Eritrean Orthodox Church in Diaspora; Khaled Beshir, Ph.D., 
Board Member, Awate Foundation; Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, Deputy 
Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council.
    September 22, 2016--Markup. H.R. 2189, Walter Patterson and 
Werner Foerster Justice and Extradition Act; and H.R. 3833, To 
require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko 
Haram.

                C. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

    February 26, 2015--Across the Other Pond: U.S. 
Opportunities and Challenges in the Asia Pacific. Karl D. 
Jackson, Ph.D., C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Southeast 
Asia Studies, Director of the Asian Studies Program, Johns 
Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Van Jackson, 
Ph.D., Visiting Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Mr. 
Matthew P. Goodman, William E. Simon Chair in Political 
Economy, Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, Center for 
Strategic and International Studies; Mr. Abraham M. Denmark, 
Senior Vice President, Political and Security Affairs and 
External Relations, The National Bureau of Asian Research; The 
Honorable Patrick Mulloy, Trade Lawyer (former Commissioner, 
U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission).
    March 4, 2015--The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Prospects for 
Greater U.S. Trade. Claude Barfield, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, 
American Enterprise Institute; Ms. Tami Overby, Senior Vice 
President for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Scott Miller, 
Senior Adviser and William M. Scholl Chair in International 
Business, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Ms. 
Celeste Drake, Trade and Globalization Policy Specialist, The 
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial 
Organizations.
    March 24, 2015--The U.S. Rebalance in South Asia: Foreign 
Aid and Development Priorities. The Honorable Nisha Desai 
Biswal, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan 
Stivers, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency 
for International Development.
    April 23, 2015--The U.S. Rebalance in East Asia: Budget 
Priorities for FY 2016. The Honorable Daniel R. Russel, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for 
International Development.
    April 30, 2015--Bangladesh's Fracture: Political and 
Religious Extremism. Ms. Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow, 
Asian Studies Center, The Davis Institute for National Security 
and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation; Ali Riaz, Ph.D., 
Professor, Department of Politics and Government Chair, 
Illinois State University; Mr. Jay Kansara, Director, 
Government Relations, Hindu American Foundation; Mr. Steven D. 
Fleischli, President, U.S.-Bangladesh Trade and Relations 
Association; Alyssa Ayres, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for India, 
Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
    May 20, 2015--Everest Trembled: Lessons Learned from the 
Nepal Earthquake Response. The Honorable Nisha Desai Biswal, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for 
International Development; Mr. Thomas H. Staal, Acting 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and 
Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; Ms. Anne A. Witkowsky, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
of Defense, Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, U.S. Department 
of Defense.
    May 20, 2015--Markup. H.R. 1853, To direct the President to 
develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the 
International Criminal Police Organization, and for other 
purposes; and H. Res.235, Expressing deepest condolences to and 
solidarity with the people of Nepal following the devastating 
earthquake on April 25, 2015.
    June 11, 2015--Retreat or Revival: A Status Report on 
Democracy in Asia. The Honorable Tom Malinowski, Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; The Honorable Scot Marciel, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; Sophie Richardson, Ph.D., China 
Director, Human Rights Watch; Ms. Kelley Currie, Senior Fellow, 
Project 2049 Institute; Mr. Murray Hiebert, Deputy Director and 
Senior Fellow, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, Center 
for Strategic and International Studies; and Mr. Peter M. 
Manikas, Senior Associate and Regional Director for Asia 
Programs, The National Democratic Institute.
    June 17, 2015--China's Rise: The Strategic Impact of Its 
Economic and Military Growth. Derek M. Scissors, Ph.D., 
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Alison 
Kaufman, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, China Studies 
Division, CNA Corporation; Mr. Jerome A. Cohen, Professor and 
Co-Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University 
School of Law; Mr. Han Dongfang, Founder and Director, China 
Labour Bulletin; Adam Hersh, Ph.D., Senior Economist, Roosevelt 
Institute.
    July 15, 2015--U.S. Economic and Military Alliances in 
Asia. Mr. Walter Lohman, Director, Asian Studies Center, The 
Heritage Foundation; Mr. Randall Schriver, President and Chief 
Executive Officer, Project 2049 Institute; Balbina Hwang, 
Ph.D., Visiting Professor, School of International Service, 
American University; Mr. James L. Schoff, Senior Associate, 
Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    July 16, 2015--Reviewing the U.S.-China Civil Nuclear 
Cooperation Agreement. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on 
Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.) The Honorable Thomas 
M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International 
Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State; 
Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF, Retired, Under 
Secretary for Nuclear Security, Administrator, National Nuclear 
Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy; Mr. Henry 
D. Sokolski, Executive Director, The Nonproliferation Policy 
Education Center; Mr. Daniel Lipman, Vice-President, Supplier 
and International Programs, Nuclear Energy Institute; Ms. 
Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation 
Prevention Program, Center for Strategic and International 
Studies.
    July 23, 2015--America's Security Role in the South China 
Sea. Patrick M. Cronin, Ph.D., Senior Advisor and Senior 
Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New 
American Security; Andrew S. Erickson, Ph.D., Associate 
Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War 
College; Mira Rapp Hooper, Ph.D., Fellow, Asia Program, 
Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, Center for 
Strategic & International Studies; Michael D. Swaine, Ph.D., 
Senior Associate, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for 
International Peace.
    July 28, 2015--The Iran-North Korea Strategic Alliance. 
(Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Nonproliferation, and Trade and the Subcommittee on the Middle 
East and North Africa.) Mr. Ilan Berman, Vice President, 
American Foreign Policy Council; Ms. Claudia Rosett, 
Journalist-in-Residence, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; 
Larry Niksch, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and 
International Studies; Jim Walsh, Ph.D., Research Associate, 
Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology.
    August 21, 2015--Property Rights and Development in 
Southeast Asia. (Field hearing.) The Honorable Jonathan 
Stivers, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency 
for International Development; Mr. James Carouso, Acting Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; Mr. Joey Quinto, Publisher, 
California Journal for Filipino Americans; Mr. Richard J. 
Rogers, Partner, Global Diligence LLP (attorney representing 
Cambodian victims before the International Criminal Court); Ms. 
Faith Bautista, President and Chief Executive Officer, National 
Asian American Coalition; Mr. Zosimo Laurel Contreras (litigant 
in Philippines property dispute).
    September 10, 2015--China's Advance in Latin America and 
the Caribbean. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on the 
Western Hemisphere.) Evan Ellis, Ph.D., Author, China on the 
Ground in Latin America; Enrique Dussel Peters, Ph.D., 
Director, Center for Chinese-Mexican Studies, School of 
Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Ms. Serena 
Joseph-Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Sirius International 
(Caribbean) Defense Contractors Ltd. (former High Commissioner 
of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago); Margaret Myers, 
Program Director, China and Latin America, Inter-American 
Dialogue.
    October 7, 2015--Reviewing President Xi's State Visit. Mr. 
Chen Guangcheng, Founder, The Chen Guangcheng Foundation; 
Jessica Chen Weiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Government, 
Cornell University; Mr. Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security 
Strategist, FireEye; Scott Kennedy, Ph.D., Director, Project on 
Chinese Business and Political Economy, Center for Strategic 
and International Studies.
    October 21, 2015--Burma's Challenge: Democracy, Human 
Rights, Peace, and the Plight of the Rohingya. The Honorable 
Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and 
Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable 
Jonathan Stivers, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, 
U.S. Agency for International Development; The Honorable Tom 
Andrews, President, United to End Genocide; Ms. Jennifer 
Quigley, President, U.S. Campaign for Burma.
    December 2, 2015--U.S. Strategic Interests and the APEC 
East Asia Summits. Mr. Michael H. Fuchs, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of State for Strategy and Multilateral Affairs, 
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State; Mr. Bruce Hirsh, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for 
Japan, Korea, and APEC, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative.
    January 12, 2016--Human Rights in China: The 2015 Annual 
Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The 
Honorable Christopher H. Smith, Chairman, Congressional-
Executive Commission on China; The Honorable Timothy J. Walz, 
Ranking House Member, Congressional-Executive Commission on 
China.
    January 12, 2016--Markup. H. Res. 339, Expressing the sense 
of the House of Representatives regarding the 25th anniversary 
of democracy in Mongolia; H. Res. 374, Recognizing the 50th 
anniversary of Singaporean independence and reaffirming 
Singapore's close partnership with the United States; H. Res. 
343, Expressing concern regarding persistent and credible 
reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from 
non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People's Republic 
of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong 
practition.
    January 13, 2016--The U.S. Response to North Korea's 
Nuclear Provocations. Victor Cha, Ph.D., Senior Adviser and 
Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; 
Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, 
The Heritage Foundation; Ms. Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for 
Asia, Director of China Power Project, Center for Strategic and 
International Studies.
    February 11, 2016--The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Relations. Ms. 
Susan A. Thornton, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East 
Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. 
Randall Schriver, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Project 2049 Institute; Ms. Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for 
Asia, Director of China Power Project, Center for Strategic and 
International Studies; Shelley Rigger, Ph.D., Brown Professor 
and Assistant Dean for Educational Policy, Davidson College.
    February 24, 2016--Establishing Accountability at the World 
Intellectual Property Organization: Illicit Technology 
Transfers, Whistleblowing, and Reform. (Jointly held with the 
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and the 
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and 
International Organizations.) Mr. James Pooley, Attorney at 
Law, Former Deputy Director for Innovation and Technology, 
World Intellectual Property Organization; Ms. Miranda Brown, 
Former Strategic Adviser to the Director General, World 
Intellectual Property Organization; Mr. Matthew Parish, Founder 
and Managing Director, Gentium Law Group.
    March 15, 2016--U.S.-India Relations: Democratic Partners 
of Economic Opportunity. Alyssa Ayres, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for 
India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations; 
Mr. Sadanand Dhume, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise 
Institute; Mr. Richard M. Rossow, Senior Fellow and Wadhwani 
Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and 
International Studies.
    April 13, 2016--Countering Extremism and the Threat of ISIS 
in Southeast Asia. Mr. W. Patrick Murphy, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of East Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Department 
of State; Marie Richards, Ph.D., Deputy Counterterrorism 
Coordinator for Regional and Multilateral Affairs, Bureau of 
Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Gloria Steele, 
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Asia, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
    April 19, 2016--FY 2017 Budget Priorities for East Asia: 
Engagement, Integration, and Democracy. The Honorable Daniel R. 
Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan 
Stivers, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency 
for International Development.
    April 27, 2016--Advancing U.S. Interests: Examining the 
President's FY 2017 Budget Proposal for Afghanistan and 
Pakistan. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on the Middle 
East and North Africa.) The Honorable Richard Olson, U.S. 
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. Donald L. Sampler, Jr., Assistant to 
the Administrator, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, 
U.S. Agency for International Development.
    May 11, 2016--FY 2017 Budget Priorities for South Asia: 
Recovery, Development, and Engagement. The Honorable Nisha 
Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central 
Asia Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan 
Stivers, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency 
for International Development.
    June 9, 2016--Sri Lanka's Democratic Transition: A New Era 
for the U.S.-Sri Lanka Relationship. Ms. Lisa Curtis, Senior 
Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Davis Institute for 
National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation; 
Ms. Kara L. Bue, Founding Partner, Armitage International; 
Nimmi Gowrinathan, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Colin Powell 
Center for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of new 
York, City University of New York.
    June 23, 2016--U.S. Policy in the Pacific: The Struggle to 
Maintain Influence. Mr. Matthew J. Matthews, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, 
Senior Official for APEC, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Gloria Steele, Senior 
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency 
for International Development.
    July 6, 2016--Markup. H. Res. 210, Affirming and 
recognizing the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom 
Fighters and the people of Cambodia and Laos for their support 
and defense of the United States Armed Forces and freedom in 
Southeast Asia.; H. Res. 634, Recognizing the importance of the 
United States-Republic of Korea- Japan trilateral relationship 
to counter North Korean threats and nuclear proliferation, and 
to ensure regional security and human rights.; H. Res. 728, 
Supporting human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in 
Cambodia.; and H.R. 4501, To amend the North Korean Human 
Rights Act of 2004 to authorize further actions to promote 
freedom of information and democracy in North Korea, and for 
other purposes.
    July 7, 2016--South China Sea Maritime Disputes. (Jointly 
held with the Committee on Armed Services' Subcommittee on 
Seapower and Projection Forces.) Mr. Abraham Denmark, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, U.S. Department 
of Defense; Ms. Colin Willett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Strategy and Multilateral Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and 
Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
    July 12, 2016--Pakistan: Friend or Foe in the Fight Against 
Terrorism? (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Nonproliferation, and Trade.) The Honorable Zalmay Khalilzad, 
Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mr. 
Bill Roggio, Senior Editor, Long War Journal, Foundation for 
Defense of Democracies; Tricia Bacon, Ph.D., Assistant 
Professor, American University.
    September 8, 2016--Asia's Growing Hunger for Energy: U.S. 
Policy and Supply Opportunities. Mr. Mikkal E. Herberg, Senior 
Advisor, Director, Energy Security Program, The National Bureau 
of Asian Research; David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D., Senior Research 
Fellow for Energy Economics and Climate Change, Center for Data 
Analysis, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The 
Heritage Foundation; Mr. Jake Schmidt, Director, International 
Program, Natural Resource Defense Council.
    September 14, 2016--North Korea's Perpetual Provocations: 
Another Dangerous, Escalatory Nuclear Test. Victor Cha, Ph.D., 
Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and 
International Studies; Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research 
Fellow for Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation; Sue Mi 
Terry, Ph.D., Managing Director, Bower Group Asia; Mr. David 
Albright, President and Founder, Institute for Science and 
International Security.
    September 22, 2016--Diplomacy and Security in the South 
China Sea: After the Tribunal. Mr. Elbridge Colby, Robert M. 
Gates Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Mr. 
Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The 
Heritage Foundation; Amy Searight, Ph.D., Senior Adviser and 
Director, Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic and 
International Studies; Amitai Etzioni, Ph.D., Professor of 
International Affairs, Director of the Institute of 
Communitarian Policy Studies, The George Washington University.
    September 27, 2016--The U.S.-Republic of Korea-Japan 
Trilateral Relationship: Promoting Mutual Interests in Asia. 
The Honorable Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
    December 6, 2016--Step or Stumble: The Obama 
Administration's Pivot to Asia. Mr. Richard J. Ellings, Ph.D., 
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research; Derek M. 
Scissors, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, American Enterprise 
Institute; Ms. Kelley Currie, Senior Fellow, Project 2049 
Institute; Mr. Barry C. Lynn, Director, Open Markets Program, 
New America.

        D. Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

    February 12, 2015--Azerbaijan: U.S. Energy, Security, and 
Human Rights Interests. Audrey Altstadt, Ph.D., Fellow, Kennan 
Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 
The Honorable Richard Kauzlarich, Adjunct Professor, School of 
Public Policy, George Mason University (former American 
Ambassador to Azerbaijan), and Svante Cornell, Ph.D., Director, 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, School of Advanced 
International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
    April 29, 2015--Progress and Challenges in the Western 
Balkans. Mr. Hoyt Brian Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. 
Susan Fritz, Acting Assistant Administrator, Europe and Eurasia 
Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development; Mr. Ivan 
Vejvoda, Senior Vice President, Programs, German Marshall Fund 
of the United States; The Honorable Joseph J. DioGuardi, 
President, Albanian American Civic League (former Member of 
Congress).
    May 19, 2015--The Future of U.S.-Hungary Relations. Mr. 
Hoyt Brian Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European 
and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Andras Simonyi, 
Ph.D., Managing Director of the Center for Transatlantic 
Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns 
Hopkins University (former Hungarian Ambassador to the United 
States); The Honorable Kurt Volker, Executive Director, The 
McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State 
University; Mr. Tad Stahnke, Vice President, Research & 
Analysis, Human Rights First.
    June 16, 2015--Reviewing the Administration's FY 2016 
Budget Request for Europe and Eurasia. Ms. Alina Romanowski, 
Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, Bureau of 
European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. 
Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, 
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State; The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, Assistant Administrator, 
Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development; Ms. 
Susan Fritz, Acting Assistant Administrator, Europe and Eurasia 
Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development.
    July 14, 2015--The European Union's Future. John McCormick, 
Ph.D., Jean-Monnet Professor of European Union Politics, 
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Stephen 
Walt, Ph.D., Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International 
Affairs, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Jacob 
Funk Kirkegaard, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for 
International Economics.
    September 9, 2015 --The Role of Water in Avoiding Conflict 
and Building Prosperity. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on 
Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International 
Organizations.) Mr. John Oldfield, Chief Executive Officer, 
WASH Advocates; Mr. Denis Bilodeau, 1st Vice President, County 
Water District Board of Directors; Dale Whittington, Ph.D, 
Professor, University of North Carolina.
    September 30, 2015--The Threat of Islamist Extremism in 
Russia. Leon Aron, Ph.D., Resident Scholar and Director of 
Russian Studies, The American Enterprise Institute; Mr. Simon 
Saradzhyan, Assistant Director, U.S.-Russia Initiative to 
Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and 
International Affairs, Harvard University; Mark N. Katz, Ph.D., 
Professor of Government and Politics, School of Policy, 
Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University.
    November 4, 2015--Challenge to Europe: The Growing Refugee 
Crisis. Gary Shiffman, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Center for 
Security Studies, Georgetown University; V. Bradley Lewis, 
Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Philosophy, The Catholic 
University of America.
    November 17, 2015--Charting the Arctic: Security, Economic, 
and Resource Opportunities. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee 
on the Western Hemisphere.) Admiral Robert Papp, Jr., USCG, 
Retired, U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic, U.S. 
Department of State; Rear Admiral Timothy C. Gallaudet, USN, 
Oceanographer and Navigator, U.S. Department of Defense; Vice 
Admiral Charles D. Michel, USCG, Vice Commandant, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security.
    February 3, 2016--Turkey: Political Trends in 2016. Mr. 
Nate Schenkkan, Project Director, Nations in Transit, Freedom 
House; Gonul Tol, Ph.D., Director, Center for Turkish Studies, 
Middle East Institute; Mr. Ali Cinar, President, Assembly of 
Turkish American Associations.
    March 15, 2016--U.S. Policy Toward National Self-
Determination Movements. Paul R. Williams, Ph.D., President and 
Co-Founder, Public International Law and Policy Group; Jason 
Sorens, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Government, Dartmouth 
College; Mr. Ivan Vejvoda, Senior Vice President for Programs, 
German Marshall Fund of the United States
    June 9, 2016--Examining the President's FY 2017 Budget 
Proposal for Europe and Eurasia. Ms. Alina Romanowski, 
Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, Bureau of 
European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. 
Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, 
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State; The Honorable Thomas Melia, Assistant Administrator, 
Europe and Eurasia Bureau, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; Ms. Ann Marie Yastishock, Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    June 23, 2016--Organ Harvesting: An Examination of a Brutal 
Practice. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Africa, Global 
Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.) 
Mr. David Matas, Senior Legal Counsel, B'nai Brith Canada; Mr. 
Ethan Gutmann, Journalist; Francis L. Delmonico, M.D, Professor 
of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Charles Lee, M.D., Director 
of Public Awareness, World Organization to Investigate the 
Persecution of Falun Gong.
    July 13, 2016--Turkey's Democratic Decline. Henri J. 
Barkey, Ph.D., Director, Middle East Program, The Wilson 
Center; Fevzi Bilgin, Ph.D., President, Rethink Institute; Mr. 
Alan Makovsky, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.
    September 14, 2016--Turkey After the July Coup Attempt. Ms. 
Nina Ognianova, Coordinator, Europe and Central Asia Program, 
Committee to Protect Journalists; Mr. Alan Makovsky, Senior 
Fellow, Center for American Progress; Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D., 
Deputy Director, International Center for the Study of Violent 
Extremism; Aaron Stein, Ph.D., Resident Senior Fellow, Rafik 
Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council.
    December 7, 2016--Corruption: A Danger to Democracy in 
Europe and Eurasia. Mr. Charles Davidson, Executive Director, 
Kleptocracy Initiative. Hudson Institute; Mr. Ivan Vejvoda, 
Senior Vice President for Programs, The German Marshall Fund of 
the United States; Mr. Sergei Kolesnikov (former Co-Founder of 
Petromed Holding).

          E. Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

    February 4, 2015--The Palestinian Authority's International 
Criminal Court Gambit: A True Partner for Peace? Jonathan 
Schanzer, Ph.D.,Vice President for Research, Foundation for 
Defense of Democracies; Mr. Eugene Konotorvich, Professor of 
Law, Northwestern University School of Law; Ms. Danielle 
Pletka, Senior Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy 
Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Mr. David Makovsky, 
Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near 
East Policy.
    February 12, 2015--The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Four 
Years Later and No End in Sight. (Jointly held with the 
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and 
International Organizations.) Ms. Kelly Tallman Clements, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and 
Migration, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Thomas Staal, Acting 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and 
Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    February 26, 2015--The Shame of Iranian Human Rights. 
(Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.) Mr. 
Shayan Arya, Central Committee Member, Constitutionalist Party 
of Iran (Liberal Democrat); Mr. Mohsen Sazegara, President, 
Research Institute on Contemporary Iran; Mr. Anthony Vance, 
Director, U.S. Baha'i Office of Public Affairs.
    March 18, 2015--Iran and Hezbollah in the Western 
Hemisphere. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on the Western 
Hemisphere.) Mr. Joseph Humire, Author; Mr. Dardo Lopez-Dolz 
(former Vice Minister of Interior of Peru); Mr. Scott Modell, 
Senior Advisor, The Rapidan Group; Mr. Michael Shifter, 
President, Inter-American Dialogue.
    March 18, 2015--Does the President's FY 2016 Budget Request 
Address the Crises in the Middle East and North Africa? The 
Honorable Anne W. Patterson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable 
Paige Alexander, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for the Middle 
East, U.S. Agency for International Development.
    March 24, 2015--Iran's Noncompliance with Its International 
Atomic Energy Agency Obligations. Mr. William H. Tobey, Senior 
Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Ms. 
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, Fellow, George C. Marshall Institute; 
Mr. David Albright, Founder and President, Institute for 
Science and International Security.
    April 14, 2015--Yemen Under Attack by Iranian-Backed 
Houthis. The Honorable Gerald M. Feierstein, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State.
    April 30, 2015--Regional Impact of U.S. Policy Towards Iraq 
and Syria. Seth G. Jones, Ph. D., Director, International 
Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation; General 
Jack Keane, USA, Retired, Chairman of the Board, Institute for 
the Study of War; Tamara Cofman Wittes, Ph. D., Director, 
Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.
    May 20, 2015--Egypt Two Years After Morsi (Part I). Eric 
Trager, Ph.D., Esther K. Wagner Fellow, The Washington 
Institute for Near East Policy; Mr. Samuel Tadros, Senior 
Fellow, Hudson Institute; Nancy Okail, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.
    June 3, 2015--U.S. Policy Towards ISIL After Terror Group 
Seizes Ramadi and Palmyra. Michael Rubin, Ph.D., Resident 
Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Anthony H. Cordesman, 
Ph.D., Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, Center for Strategic 
and International Studies; Matthew Spence, Ph.D. (former Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Middle East Policy, U.S. Department of 
Defense).
    June 10, 2015--Iran's Enduring Ballistic Missile Threat. 
Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, USA, Retired (former 
Director, Defense Intelligence Agency); The Honorable Robert 
Joseph, Ph.D., Senior Scholar, National Institute for Public 
Policy (former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and 
International Security); David A. Cooper, Ph.D., James V. 
Forrestal Professor and Chair of the Department of National 
Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College; Anthony H. Cordesman, 
Ph.D., Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, Center for Strategic 
and International Studies.
    June 17, 2015--The Iran, North Korea, and Syria 
Nonproliferation Act: State Department's Non-Compliance. Mr. 
Thomas Melito, Director, International Affairs and Trade, 
Government Accountability Office.
    July 9, 2015--The Gulf Cooperation Council Camp David 
Summit: Any Results? Mr. Michael Eisenstadt, Kahn Fellow, 
Director, Military and Security Studies Program, The Washington 
Institute for Near East Policy; Mr. J. Matthew McInnis, 
Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; David Andrew 
Weinberg, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of 
Democracies; Kenneth Katzman, Ph.D., Specialist in Middle 
Eastern Affairs, Congressional Research Service.
    July 14, 2015--Tunisia's Fragile Democratic Transition. The 
Honorable Mark Green, President, International Republican 
Institute; Mr. Leslie Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional 
Director, National Democratic Institute; Mr. Aaron Zelin, 
Richard Borow Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East 
Policy; Mr. William Sweeney, President and Chief Executive 
Officer, International Foundation for Electoral Systems.
    July 22, 2015--Promoting U.S. Commerce in the Middle East 
and North Africa. Ms. Elizabeth Richard, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Mr. Scott Nathan, 
Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, 
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.
    July 28, 2015--The Iran-North Korea Strategic Alliance. 
(Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and 
the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.) 
Mr. Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy 
Council; Ms. Claudia Rosett, Journalist-in-Residence, 
Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Larry Niksch, Ph.D., 
Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International 
Studies; Jim Walsh, Ph.D., Research Associate, Security Studies 
Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    September 17, 2015--Major Beneficiaries of the Iran Deal: 
IRGC and Hezbollah. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, 
Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Matthew Levitt, Ph.D., 
Fromer-Wexler Fellow, Director, Stein Program on 
Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Washington Institute for 
Near East Policy; Suzanne Maloney, Ph.D., Interim Deputy 
Director, Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings 
Institution.
    September 17, 2015--Markup. H. Res. 277, Honoring the 
Tunisian People for their democratic transition; and H. Res. 
293, Expressing concern over anti-Israel and anti-Semitic 
incitement within the Palestinian Authority.
    October 8, 2015--Examining the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis 
from the Ground (Part I). Ms. Bernice Romero, Senior Director, 
Humanitarian Public Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children; Mr. 
Mark C. Smith, Senior Director, Humanitarian and Emergency 
Affairs, World Vision; Mr. David Ray, Vice President for 
Advocacy, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere; Mr. 
Michael Bowers, Vice President, Humanitarian Leadership and 
Response, Mercy Corps.
    October 27, 2015--Examining the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis 
from the Ground (Part II). The Honorable Anne C. Richard, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and 
Migration, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Leon 
Rodriguez, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Thomas Staal, Senior 
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict 
and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    December 2, 2015--Assessing the President's Strategy in 
Afghanistan. Frederick W. Kagan, Ph.D., Christopher DeMuth 
Chair and Director, Critical Threats Project, American 
Enterprise Institute; Mr. David. S. Sedney, Senior Associate, 
Center for Strategic and International Studies; Andrew Wilder, 
Ph.D., Vice President, Asia Programs, United States Institute 
of Peace.
    December 16, 2015--Egypt Two Years After Morsi (Part II). 
Mr. David Schenker, Aufzien Fellow and Director, Program on 
Arab Politics, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Mr. 
Eric Bjornlund, President, Democracy International; Steven A. 
Cook, Ph.D., Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East 
and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations.
    February 11, 2016--Jordan: A Key U.S. Partner. The 
Honorable Gerald M. Feierstein, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State; Ms. Paige Alexander, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for 
the Middle East, U.S. Agency for International Development; Ms. 
Fatema Z. Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President, Europe, Asia, 
the Pacific and Latin America, Department of Compact 
Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
    February 11, 2016--Markup. H. Res. 148, Calling on the 
government of Iran to fulfill their promises of assistance in 
this case of Robert Levinson, the longest held United States 
civilian in our Nation's history.
    February 24, 2016--Establishing Accountability at the World 
Intellectual Property Organization: Illicit Technology 
Transfers, Whistleblowing, and Reform. (Jointly held with the 
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and 
International Organizations and the Subcommittee on Asia and 
the Pacific.) Mr. James Pooley, Attorney at Law (former Deputy 
Director for Innovation and Technology, World Intellectual 
Property Organization); Ms. Miranda Brown (former Strategic 
Adviser to the Director of General, World Intellectual Property 
Organization); Mr. Matthew Parish, Founder and Managing 
Director, Gentium Law Group.
    March 22, 2016--Hezbollah's Growing Threat Against U.S. 
National Security Interests in the Middle East. Matthew Levitt, 
Ph.D., Director and Former-Wexler Fellow, Stein Program on 
Counterterrorism and Intelligence Washington Institute for Near 
East Policy; Mr. Tony Badran, Research Fellow, Foundation for 
Defense on Democracies; Daniel L. Byman, Ph.D., Professor, 
Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign 
Service, Georgetown University.
    April 13, 2016--Assessing President Obama's Middle East and 
North Africa FY 2017 Budget Request. The Honorable Anne W. 
Patterson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Paige Alexander, 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for the Middle East, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
    April 19, 2016--Israel Imperiled: Threats to the Jewish 
State. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Nonproliferation, and Trade.) Michael Rubin, Ph.D., Resident 
Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Jonathan Schanzer, 
Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Foundation for Defense and 
Democracies; Mr. David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, 
Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Isreal Strategic 
Relationship, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; 
Tamara Cofman Wittes, Ph.D., Director, Center for Middle East 
Policy, Brookings Institution.
    April 27, 2016--Advancing U.S. Interests: Examining the 
President's FY 2017 Budget Proposal for Afghanistan and 
Pakistan. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Asia and the 
Pacific.) The Honorable Richard Olson, U.S. Special 
representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of 
State; Mr. Donald L. Sampler, Jr., Assistant to the 
Administrator, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
    April 28, 2016--U.S. Policy Toward Lebanon. The Honorable 
Gerald M. Feierstein, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; 
Andrew Exum, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for 
Middle East Policy, U.S. Department of Defense.
    May 25, 2016--Tunisia's Struggle for Stability, Security, 
and Democracy. Mr. John Desrocher, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Egypt and Maghreb Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; Ms. Maria Longi, Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for the Middle East, U.S. Agency for 
International Development.
    June 15, 2016--Egypt: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. 
Policy. The Honorable Mark Green, President, International 
Republican Institute; Mr. Mokhtar Awad, Research Fellow, 
Program on Extremism, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, 
George Washington University.
    July 14, 2016--U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Syria: 
Minimizing Risks and Improving Oversight. Mr. Thomas Melito, 
Director, International Affairs and Trade, Government 
Accountability Office; The Honorable Ann Calveresi Barr, 
Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, United 
States Agency for International Development.
    September 8, 2016--Eastern Mediterranean Energy: Challenges 
and Opportunities for U.S. Regional Priorities. Mr. Amos J. 
Hochstein, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International 
Energy Affairs, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of 
State; The Honorable Jonathan Elkind, Assistant Secretary for 
International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy.
    September 15, 2016--Markup. H. Res. 220, Condemning the 
Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i 
minority and its continued violation of the International 
Covenants on Human Rights.
    November 30, 2016--Libya Five Years After Ghadafi. (Jointly 
held with the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and 
Trade.) Mr. Jonathan Winer, Special Envoy for Libya, Bureau of 
Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

       F. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

    January 27, 2015--The Evolution of Terrorist Propaganda: 
The Paris Attack and Social Media. The Honorable Mark Wallace, 
Chief Executive Officer, Counter Extremism Project; Mr. J.M. 
Berger, Author; Mr. Evan Kohlmann, Chief Information Officer, 
Flashpoint Partners; Ms. Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking 
Digital Rights, New America.
    February 11, 2015--State Sponsor of Terror: The Global 
Threat of Iran. Frederick W. Kagan, Ph.D., Christopher DeMuth 
Chair and Director, Critical Threats Project, American 
Enterprise Institute; Mr. Ilan I. Berman, Vice President, 
American Foreign Policy Council; Mr. Tony Badran, Research 
Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Daniel L. Byman, 
Ph.D., Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh 
School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
    March 17, 2015--National Security Benefits of Trade 
Agreements with Asia and Europe. The Honorable Carla A. Hills, 
Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Michael J. Green, 
Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center 
for Strategic and International Studies; Daniel S. Hamilton, 
Ph.D., Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, The Paul 
H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns 
Hopkins University.
    March 25, 2015--Markup. H.R. 237, To authorize the 
revocation or denial of passports and passport cards to 
individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, 
and for other purposes.
    April 14, 2015--The Crude Oil Export Ban: Helpful or 
Hurtful? The Honorable Joe Barton, United States House of 
Representatives; The Honorable Michael McCaul, United States 
House of Representatives; Mr. Jason Grumet, Founder and 
President, Bipartisan Policy Center; Ms. Elizabeth Rosenberg, 
Director, Energy, Economics, and Security Program, Center for a 
New American Security; Mr. Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, 
Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Mr. 
Stephen Kretzmann, Founder and Executive Director, Oil Change 
International.
    April 22, 2015--Poaching and Terrorism: A National Security 
Challenge. The Honorable Judith G. Garber, Acting Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International and Environmental 
and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Robert 
Dreher, Associate Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
U.S. Department of the Interior; The Honorable John Cruden, 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources 
Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
    April 29, 2015--ISIS: Defining the Enemy. The Honorable 
Robert Ford, Senior Fellow, The Middle East Institute (former 
U.S. Ambassador to Syria); Walid Phares, Ph.D., Co-Secretary 
General, Transatlantic Parliamentary Group on Counterterrorism; 
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-Elect, National Council of 
Resistance of Iran.
    May 19, 2015--Trade Promotion Agencies and U.S. Foreign 
Policy. Mr. Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-
Import Bank of the United States; The Honorable Elizabeth L. 
Littlefield, President and Chief Executive Officer, Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation; The Honorable Leocadia I. Zak, 
Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; General James L. 
Jones, USMC, Retired, Founder, Jones Group International 
(former National Security Advisor to the President of the 
United States); Ms. Susan Jaime, Founder, Ferra Coffee 
International; Mr. Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. 
Stiefel Center for Trade Policy, Cato Institute; Carly 
Seidewand Eppley, Vice President, Global Sales and 
Administration, Resin Technology, LLC.
    June 2, 2015--State Department's Counterterrorism Bureau. 
Mr. Charles Johnson, Jr., Director, International Security 
Issues, International Affairs and Trade, Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. Justin Siberell, Deputy Coordinator 
for Regional Affairs and Programs, Bureau of Counterterrorism, 
U.S. Department of State.
    July 16, 2015--Reviewing the U.S. China Civil Nuclear 
Cooperation Agreement. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on 
Asia and the Pacific.) The Honorable Thomas M. Countryman, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and 
Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State; Lieutenant General 
Frank G. Klotz, USAF, Retired, Under Secretary for Nuclear 
Security, Administrator, National Nuclear Security 
Administration, U.S. Department of Energy; Mr. Henry D. 
Sokolski, Executive Director, The Nonproliferation Policy 
Education Center; Mr. Daniel Lipman, Vice-President, Supplier 
and International Programs, Nuclear Energy Institute; Ms. 
Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation 
Prevention Program, Center for Strategic and International 
Studies.
    July 28, 2015--The Iran-North Korea Strategic Alliance. 
(Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and 
the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.) Mr. Ilan 
Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council; Ms. 
Claudia Rosett, Journalist-in-Residence, Foundation for Defense 
of Democracies; Larry Niksch, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Center 
for Strategic and International Studies; Jim Walsh, Ph.D., 
Research Associate, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology.
    September 9, 2015--Agricultural Trade with Cuba. Mr. John 
Smith, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. 
Department of the Treasury; Mr. Phil Karsting, Administrator, 
Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 
Mr. Matt Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Industry 
and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce.
    September 29, 2015--U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts in Syria: 
A Winning Strategy? General Jack Keane, USA, Retired, Chairman 
of the Board, Institute for the Study of War; Mr. Thomas 
Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; 
The Honorable Daniel Benjamin, Norman E. McCulloch Jr. 
Director, John Sloan Dickey Center for International 
Understanding, Dartmouth College (former Coordinator for 
Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State).
    October 22, 2015--North Korea: Back on the State Sponsor of 
Terrorism List? The Honorable Sung Kim, Special Representative 
for North Korea Policy, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Hilary 
Batjer Johnson, Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security, 
Screening, and Designations, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. 
Department of State.
    October 23, 2015--Evaluating the Export-Import Bank in the 
Global Economy. Ms. Diane Katz, Senior Research Fellow in 
Regulatory Policy, The Institute for Economic Freedom and 
Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. T.J. Raguso, 
Executive Vice President, International Division, Amegy Bank 
National Association; Mr. Tyler Schroeder, Financial Analyst, 
Air Tractor Inc.; Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D., Chief Operating 
Officer, Lexington Institute.
    November 17, 2015--Terrorist Financing: Kidnapping, 
Antiquities Trafficking, and Private Donations. Mr. John 
Cassara (former Special Agent, U.S. Department of the 
Treasury); David Andrew Weinberg, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, 
Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Mrs. Diane Foley, 
Founder, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation Inc.; Michael D. 
Danti, Ph.D., Academic Director of Cultural Heritage 
Initiatives, The American Schools of Oriental Research.
    December 1, 2015--Russian Arms Control Cheating: Violation 
of the INF Treaty and the Administration's Responses One Year 
Later. (Jointly held with the Committee on Armed Forces, 
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.) The Honorable Brian P. 
McKeon, Principle Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, 
U.S. Department of Defense; The Honorable Rose Gottemoeller, 
Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security, 
U.S. Department of State.
    December 2, 2015--The Paris Attacks: A Strategic Shift by 
ISIS? Mr. Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for 
National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Daveed 
Gartenstein-Ross, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense 
of Democracies; Mr. Michael Weiss, Co-Author, ISIS: Inside the 
Army of Terror; Mr. Thomas M. Sanderson, Director and Senior 
Fellow, Transnational Threats Project, Center for Strategic and 
International Studies.
    December 8, 2015--Civil Nuclear Cooperation with Pakistan: 
Prospects and Consequences. His Excellency Husain Haqqani, 
Director for South and Central Asia, The Hudson Institute; 
Daniel S. Markey, Ph.D., Senior Research Professor, School of 
Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Mr. 
Henry D. Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy 
Education Center; George Perkovich, Ph.D., Vice President for 
Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    February 10, 2016--After San Bernandino: The Future of 
ISIS-Inspired Attacks. General Jack Keane, USA, Retired, 
Chairman of the Board, Institute for the Study of War; The 
Honorable Alberto M. Fernandez, Vice President, Middle East 
Media Research Institute; Christopher Swift, Ph.D., Adjunct 
Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, 
Georgetown University.
    February 24, 2016--Boko Haram: The Islamist Insurgency in 
West Africa. Ms. Jennifer G. Cooke, Director, Africa Program, 
Center for International and Strategic Studies; Mr. Jacob Zenn, 
Fellow, African and Eurasian Affairs, The Jamestown Foundation; 
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Foundation for 
Defense of Democracies; Ms. Alice Hunt Friend, Adjunct Senior 
Fellow, Center for New American Security.
    March 15, 2016--Trade with Cuba: Growth and Opportunities. 
C. Parr Rosson, Ph.D., Head of Department, Agricultural 
Economics, Texas A&M; University; Mr. Ray Stoesser, President, 
Texas Rice Council; Mr. Jason Marczak, Director, Latin American 
Growth Initiative, Atlantic Council; Mr. Mauricio Claver-
Carone, Executive Director, Cuba Democracy Advocates; Richard 
E. Feinberg, Ph.D., Professor, School of Global Policy and 
Strategy, University of California, San Diego.
    April 19, 2016--Israel Imperiled: Threats to the Jewish 
State. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on the Middle East 
and North Africa.) Michael Rubin, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, 
American Enterprise Institute; Jonathan Schanzer, Ph.D., Vice 
President for Research, Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
    May 17, 2016--U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism 
Bureau: FY 2017 Budget. Mr. Justin Siberell, Acting Coordinator 
for Counterterrorism, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. 
Department of State.
    May 24, 2016--The U.S.-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism 
Relationship. The Honorable Tim Roemer, Ph.D., Former 9/11 
Commissioner; Mr. Simon Henderson, Director, Gulf and Energy 
Policy Program, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; 
Ms. Karen Elliot House, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for 
Science and International Affairs; Daniel L. Byman, Ph.D., 
Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, 
Georgetown University.
    June 9, 2016--Stopping the Money Flow: The War on Terror 
Finance. (Jointly held with the Committee on Armed Services' 
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.) The 
Honorable Daniel Glaser, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist 
Financing, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Mr. Andrew Keller, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance and 
Sanctions, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Ms. Theresa Whelan, Acting Assistant 
Secretary for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict, U.S. 
Department of Defense; Mr. William Woody, Chief of Law 
Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    July 12, 2016--Pakistan: Friend or Foe in the Fight Against 
Terrorism? (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Asia and the 
Pacific.) The Honorable Zalmay Khalilzad, Conselor, Center for 
Strategic and International Studies; Mr. Bill Roggio, Senior 
Editor, Long War Journal, Foundation for the Defense of 
Democracies; Tricia Bacon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, American 
University.
    September 27, 2016--Markup. H.R. 3693, To require a report 
on whether Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a 
terrorist entity, and for other purposes.
    September 27, 2016--Libya's Terrorist Descent: Causes and 
Solutions. Federica Saini Fasanotti, Ph.D., Non-Resident 
Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, 
Foreign Policy Program, The Brookings Institution; Mr. Thomas 
Joscelyn, Senior Editor, Long War Journal, Foundation for 
Defense of Democracies; Mr. Benjamin Fishman, Former Director 
for North Africa, National Security Council.
    November 30, 2016--Libya Five Years After Ghadafi. (Jointly 
held with Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.) 
Mr. Jonathan Winer, Special Envoy for Libya, Bureau of Near 
Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

               G. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

    February 3, 2015--The Strategic Importance of the Western 
Hemisphere: Defining U.S. Interests in the Region. Shannon K. 
O'Neil, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies, 
Council on Foreign Relations; Ms. Bonnie Glick, Senior Vice 
President, GlobalConnect Division, Meridan International 
Center; Evan Ellis, Ph.D., Author; Mr. Eric Farnsworth, Vice 
President, Council of the Americas and Americas Society.
    February 26, 2015--The President's New Cuba Policy and U.S. 
National Security. Mr. Chris Simmons, Editor, Cuba 
Confidential; Mr. Fernando Menendez, Senior Fellow, Center for 
a Secure Free Society; Jose Azel, Ph.D., Senior Research 
Associate, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, 
University of Miami; the Honorable Dennis K. Hays, Director, 
The Emergence Group.
    March 18, 2015--Iran and Hezbollah in the Western 
Hemisphere. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on the Middle 
East and North Africa.) Mr. Joseph Humire, Author; Mr. Dardo 
Lopez-Dolz (former Vice Minister of Interior of Peru); Mr. 
Scott Modell, Senior Advisor, The Rapidan Group; Mr. Michael 
Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue.
    March 24, 2015--Oversight of the State Department and 
Agency for International Development Funding Priorities for the 
Western Hemisphere. The Honorable Roberta S. Jacobson, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Western Hemisphere Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; Ms. Elizabeth Hogan, Acting Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
    April 30, 2015--Migration Crisis: Oversight of the 
Administration's Proposed $1 Billion Request for Central 
America. Mr. Scott Hamilton, Central America Director, Bureau 
of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The 
Honorable William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Ms. Paloma Adams-Allen, Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau, U.S. 
Agency for International Development; The Honorable Alan D. 
Bersin, Assistant Secretary and Chief Diplomatic Officer, 
Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; 
Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo, USA, Military Deputy 
Commander, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Department of Defense.
    May 14, 2015--Energy Revolution in the Western Hemisphere: 
Opportunities and Challenges for the U.S. James H. Knapp, 
Ph.D., Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, 
University of South Carolina; Mr. Kevin Book, Managing 
Director, Clearview Energy Partners; Mr. Jamie Webster, Senior 
Director, IHS Energy; Mr. Jeremy Martin, Energy Program, 
Institute of the Americas.
    June 18, 2015--The Future of Property Rights in Cuba. Mr. 
Mauricio Tamargo (former Chairman of the Foreign Claims 
Settlement Commission); Mr. David Bradley (former Chief Counsel 
of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission); Javier Garcia-
Bengochea, M.D., Certified Claimant; Ms. Carolyn Chester Lamb, 
Certified Claimant; Ms. Amy Rosoff, Heir of Certified Claimant; 
Ms. Anna-Lee Stangl, Senior Advocacy Officer for the Americas, 
Christian Solidarity Worldwide-UK.
    June 24, 2015--Colombia: Peace with the FARC? The Honorable 
Bernard Aronson, Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process, 
U.S. Department of State; Mr. Alex Lee, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for South America and Cuba, Bureau of Western 
Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
    July 23, 2015--Pursuing North American Energy Independence: 
Mexico's Energy Reforms. The Honorable Carlos Pascual, Senior 
Vice President, IHS Inc. (former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico); 
Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D., Research Director, The University of 
Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development; Tony 
Payan, Ph.D., Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute for 
Public Policy, Rice University; Mr. Eric Farnsworth, Vice 
President, Council of the Americas and Americas Society.
    July 29, 2015--Threats to Press Freedom in the Americas. 
Carlos Ponce, Ph.D., Director of the Latin America Program, 
Freedom House; Mr. Carlos Lauria, Senior Americas Program 
Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists; Mr. Claudio 
Paolillo, Chairman, Freedom of the Press and Information 
Committee, Inter-American Press Association; Mr.Nicolas Perez 
Lapentti, Co-Director, El Universo in Ecuador; Mr. Alfredo 
Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief, The Dallas Morning News.
    September 10, 2015--China's Advance in Latin America and 
the Caribbean. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee on Asia and 
the Pacific.) Evan Ellis, Ph.D., Author, China on the Ground in 
Latin America; Enrique Dussel Peters, Ph.D., Director, Center 
for Chinese-Mexican Studies, School of Economics, National 
Autonomous University of Mexico; Ms. Serena Joseph-Harris, 
Chief Executive Officer, Sirius International (Caribbean) 
Defense Contractors Ltd. (former High Commissioner of the 
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago); Ms. Margaret Myers, Program 
Director, China and Latin America, Inter-American Dialogue.
    September 17, 2015--Challenges to Religious Freedom in the 
Americas. Ms. Anna-Lee Stangl, Senior Advocacy Officer for the 
Americas, Christian Solidarity Worldwide-UK; Mr. Ricardo Luna, 
Global Vice President, Confraternidad Evangelica Latina; Mr. 
Dennis P. Petri, Research Coordinator for Latin America, 
Associate Director, World Watch Research, Open Doors 
International; Mr. Richard Coll, Foreign Policy Advisor for 
Latin America and Global Trade, Office of International Justice 
and Peace, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
    October 22, 2015--Russian Engagement in the Western 
Hemisphere. Mr. Doug Farah, President, IBI Consultants; 
Vladimir Rouvinski, Ph.D., Director of the CIES 
Interdisciplinary Research Center, Universidad Icesi in 
Colombia; Constantino Urcuyo, Ph.D., Academic Director, Centro 
de Investigacion y Adiestramiento Politico Administrativo in 
Costa Rica; Diana Villiers Negroponte, Ph.D., Public Policy 
Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
    November 6, 2015--Deplorable Human Rights Violations in 
Cuba and Venezuela. Mr. Antonio Rodiles, Cuban Dissident; Ms. 
Sylvia Iriondo, President, Mothers and Women Against Repression 
(M.A.R. por Cuba); the Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso, 
Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Villa Clara, Cuba; Ms. 
Adriana Lopez Vermut, Sister of Leopoldo Lopez; Ms. Ibeyise 
Pacheco, Venezuelan Journalist and Writer; Mr. Carlos Vecchio 
Demari, Lawyer, National Political Coordinator, Voluntad 
Poular.
    November 17, 2015--Charting the Arctic: Security, Economic, 
and Resource Opportunities. (Jointly held with the Subcommittee 
on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.) Admiral Robert Papp, 
Jr., USCG, Retired, U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic, 
U.S. Department of State; Rear Admiral Timothy C. Gallaudet, 
USN, Oceanographer and Navigator, U.S. Department of Defense; 
Vice Admiral Charles D. Michel, USCG, Vice Commandant, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security.
    December 9, 2015--Year in Review: U.S. Policy Toward a 
Changing Western Hemisphere. The Honorable Roger Noriega, 
Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (former 
Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State); The Honorable Mary Beth Long, Founder and 
Chief Executive Officer, Metis Solutions (former Assistant 
Secretary for International Security Affairs, U.S. Department 
of Defense); Cynthia J. Arnson, Ph.D., Director, Latin American 
Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
    February 10, 2016--The Global Zika Epidemic. (Jointly held 
with the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human 
Rights, and International Organizations.) Tom Frieden, M.D., 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services; Anthony S. Fauci, 
M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious 
Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services; Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National 
Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services.
    March 22, 2016--Potential Terrorist Threats: Border 
Security Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. 
Juan Gonzalez, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western 
Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable 
Alan D. Bersin, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs 
and Chief Diplomatic Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security; Mr. Lev Kubiak, Assistant Director for International 
Operations U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security.
    April 27, 2016--Examining FY 2017 Funding Priorities in the 
Western Hemisphere. Mr. Francisco Palmieri, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Luis Arreaga, Ph.D., Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law 
Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Elizabeth 
Hogan, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America 
and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International Development.
    June 9, 2016--The Impact of Low Oil Prices on Energy 
Security in the Americas. Mr. Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy and 
Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Bureau of Energy 
Resources, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Melanie Kenderdine, 
Director, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. 
Department of Energy; The Honorable Adam Sieminski, 
Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration.
    June 22, 2016--Venezuela's Crisis: Implications for the 
Region. The Honorable Michael Kozak, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. 
Department of State; Ms. Annie Pforzheimer, Acting Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. John Smith, Acting Director, Office of 
Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Mr. 
John Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western 
Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Commerce.
    July 14, 2016--The Strategic Importance of Building a 
Stronger U.S.-Caribbean Partnership. Mr. Eric Farnsworth, Vice 
President, Council of the Americas and Americas Society; Ms. 
Sally Yearwood, Executive Director, Caribbean-Central American 
Action; His Excellency Richard Bernal, Pro-Vice Chancellor for 
Global Affairs, University of the West Indies in Jamaica.
    September 15, 2016--Nicaragua's Democratic Collapse. Mr. 
Juan Gonzalez, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western 
Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable 
Marcela Escobari, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin 
America and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    September 15, 2016--Markup. H. Res. 851, Expressing 
profound concern about the ongoing political, economic, social 
and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, urging the release of 
political prisoners, and calling for respect of constitutional 
and democratic processes; and H.R. 5708, Nicaragua Investment 
Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2016, To oppose loans at 
international financial institutions for the Government of 
Nicaragua unless the Government of Nicaragua is taking 
effective steps to hold free, fair, and transparent elections, 
and for other purposes.

     H. Waste, Fraud, Abuse, Mismanagement, and Oversight Hearings

    (Government Accountability Office (GAO), Inspector General, 
or other reports, if any, related to a hearing are indicated in 
brackets at the end of a listing.)

    February 3, 2015--Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: 
The Strategic Importance of the Western Hemisphere: Defining 
U.S. Interests in the Region. Shannon K. O'Neil, Ph.D., Senior 
Fellow for Latin American Studies, Council on Foreign 
Relations; Ms. Bonnie Glick, Senior Vice President, 
GlobalConnect Division, Meridan International Center; Evan 
Ellis, Ph.D., Author; Mr. Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, 
Council of the Americas and Americas Society.
    February 25, 2015--Full Committee: Advancing U.S. Interests 
in a Troubled World: The FY 2016 Foreign Affairs Budget. The 
Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of 
State.
    March 17, 2015--Full Committee: The FY 2016 Budget Request: 
Assessing U.S. Foreign Assistance Effectiveness. The Honorable 
Alfonso E. Lenhardt, Acting Administrator, U.S. Agency for 
International Development; The Honorable Dana J. Hyde, Chief 
Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
    March 18, 2015--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa: Does the President's FY 2016 Budget Request Address the 
Crises in the Middle East and North Africa? The Honorable Anne 
W. Patterson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Paige 
Alexander, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for the Middle East, 
U.S. Agency for International Development.
    March 24, 2015--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: The 
U.S. Rebalance in South Asia: Foreign Aid and Development 
Priorities. The Honorable Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    March 24, 2015--Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: 
Oversight of the State Department and Agency for International 
Development Funding Priorities for the Western Hemisphere. The 
Honorable Roberta S. Jacobson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau for 
Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. 
Elizabeth Hogan, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for 
Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    April 15, 2015--Full Committee: Confronting Russia's 
Weaponization of Information. Mr. Peter Pomerantsev, Senior 
Fellow, The Legatum Institute; Ms. Helle C. Dale, Senior Fellow 
for Public Diplomacy, The Heritage Foundation; Ms. Elizabeth 
Wahl, Former RT Anchor, Freelance Journalist/Public Speaker. 
[GAO-13-172 (January 2013); Department of State Office of 
Inspector General Management Alert MA-15-01 (May 2015)]
    April 23, 2015--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: The 
U.S. Rebalance in East Asia: Budget Priorities for FY 2016. The 
Honorable Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East 
Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The 
Honorable Jonathan Stivers, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for 
Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development.
    April 29, 2015--Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats: Progress and Challenges in the Western 
Balkans. Mr. Hoyt Brian Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. 
Susan Fritz, Acting Assistant Administrator, Europe and Eurasia 
Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development; Mr. Ivan 
Vejvoda, Senior Vice President, Programs, German Marshall Fund 
of the United States; The Honorable Joseph J. DioGuardi, 
President, Albanian American Civic League (former Member of 
Congress).
    April 30, 2015--Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: 
Migration Crisis: Oversight of the Administration's Proposed $1 
Billion Request for Central America. Mr. Scott Hamilton, 
Central America Director, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; The Honorable William R. Brownfield, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law 
Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Paloma 
Adams-Allen, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Latin America and 
the Caribbean Bureau, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; The Honorable Alan D. Bersin, Assistant Secretary 
and Chief Diplomatic Officer, Office of Policy, U.S. Department 
of Homeland Security; Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo, USA, 
Military Deputy Commander, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. 
Department of Defense.
    May 19, 2015--Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, 
and Trade: Trade Promotion Agencies and U.S. Foreign Policy. 
Mr. Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import 
Bank of the United States; The Honorable Elizabeth L. 
Littlefield, President and Chief Executive Officer, Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation; The Honorable Leocadia I. Zak, 
Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; General James L. 
Jones, USMC, Retired, Founder, Jones Group International 
(former National Security Advisor to the President of the 
United States); Ms. Susan Jaime, Founder, Ferra Coffee 
International; Mr. Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. 
Stiefel Center for Trade Policy, Cato Institute; Carly 
Seidewand Eppley, Vice President, Global Sales and 
Administration, Resin Technology, LLC.
    May 20, 2015--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: Everest 
Trembled: Lessons Learned from the Nepal Earthquake Response. 
The Honorable Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; 
The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, Assistant Administrator, Bureau 
for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development; Mr. Thomas 
H. Staal, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, 
Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for 
International Development; Ms. Anne A. Witkowsky, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of Defense, Stability and Humanitarian 
Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense.
    May 20, 2015--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa: Egypt Two Years After Morsi (Part I). Eric Trager, 
Ph.D., Esther K. Wagner Fellow, The Washington Institute for 
Near East Policy; Mr. Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow, Hudson 
Institute; Nancy Okail, Ph.D., Executive Director, Tahrir 
Institute for Middle East Policy.
    June 2, 2015--Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, 
and Trade: State Department's Counterterrorism Bureau. Mr. 
Charles Johnson, Jr., Director, International Security Issues, 
International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability 
Office; Mr. Justin Siberell, Deputy Coordinator for Regional 
Affairs and Programs, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. 
Department of State [GAO-15-655T (June 2, 2015)].
    June 11, 2015--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: 
Retreat or Revival: A Status Report on Democracy in Asia. The 
Honorable Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State; 
The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, Assistant Administrator, Bureau 
for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development; The 
Honorable Scot Marciel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State; Sophie Richardson, Ph.D., China Director, Human Rights 
Watch; Ms. Kelley Currie, Senior Fellow, Project 2049 
Institute; Mr. Murray Hiebert, Deputy Director and Senior 
Fellow, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for 
Strategic and International Studies; Mr. Peter M. Manikas, 
Senior Associate and Regional Director for Asia Programs, The 
National Democratic Institute.
    June 16, 2015--Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats: Reviewing the Administration's FY 2016 Budget 
Request for Europe and Eurasia. Ms. Alina Romanowski, 
Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, Bureau of 
European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. 
Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, 
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State; The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, Assistant Administrator, 
Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development; Ms. 
Susan Fritz, Acting Assistant Administrator, Europe and Eurasia 
Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development.
    June 17, 2015--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa: The Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act: 
State Department's Non-Compliance. Mr. Thomas Melito, Director, 
International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability 
Office [GAO-15-703T (June 17, 2015)].
    July 16, 2015--Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, 
and Trade and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: Reviewing 
the U.S. China Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement. The 
Honorable Thomas M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of 
State; Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF, Retired, Under 
Secretary for Nuclear Security, Administrator, National Nuclear 
Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy; Mr. Henry 
D. Sokolski, Executive Director, The Nonproliferation Policy 
Education Center; Mr. Daniel Lipman, Vice-President, Supplier 
and International Programs, Nuclear Energy Institute; Ms. 
Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation 
Prevention Program, Center for Strategic and International 
Studies.
    July 16, 2015--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: The 
Goldman Act to Return Abducted American Children: Ensuring 
Accurate Numbers and Administration Action. The Honorable Susan 
S. Jacobs, Special Advisor for Children's Issues, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Kelly 
Rutherford, Co-Founder, Children's Justice Campaign; Samina 
Rahman, M.D. (mother of child abducted to India); Ms. Diane 
McGee (mother of children abducted to Japan); Mr. Randy 
Collins, Managing Director, Bring Abducted Children Home 
(father of child abducted to Japan); Ms. Patricia Apy, Partner, 
Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C.
    July 22, 2015--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa: Promoting U.S. Commerce in the Middle East and North 
Africa. Ms. Elizabeth Richard, Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Mr. Scott Nathan, Special 
Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Bureau of 
Economic and Business Affairs.
    October 7, 2015--Full Committee: Reforming Food Aid: 
Desperate Need to Do Better. The Honorable Dan Glickman, Vice 
President and Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional 
Program (former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture); The 
Honorable Rajiv Shah, Senior Advisor, Chicago Council on Global 
Affairs (former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International 
Development); Christopher B. Barrett, Ph.D., David J. Nolan 
Director, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor, Charles H. 
Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell 
University; The Reverend David Beckmann, President, Bread for 
the World [GAO-15-666 (August 2015); GAO-09-570 (May 2009)].
    October 21, 2015--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: 
Burma's Challenge: Democracy, Human Rights, Peace, and the 
Plight of the Rohingya. The Honorable Daniel R. Russel, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for 
International Development; The Honorable Tom Andrews, 
President, United to End Genocide; Ms. Jennifer Quigley, 
President, U.S. Campaign for Burma.
    November 4, 2015--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: Demanding 
Accountability: Evaluating the 2015 ``Trafficking in Persons 
Report.'' Kari Johnstone, Ph.D., Principal Deputy Director, 
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. James Carouso, Acting Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. Alex Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; 
The Honorable Mark Lagon, President, Freedom House (former 
Ambassador-at-Large for Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department 
of State).
    November 17, 2015--Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere 
and Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats: 
Charting the Arctic: Security, Economic, and Resource 
Opportunities. Admiral Robert Papp, Jr., USCG, Retired, U.S. 
Special Representative for the Arctic, U.S. Department of 
State; Rear Admiral Timothy C. Gallaudet, USN, Oceanographer 
and Navigator, U.S. Department of Defense; Vice Admiral Charles 
D. Michel, USCG, Vice Commandant, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security.
    November 19, 2015--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: The 
Goldman Act to Return Abducted American Children: Ensuring 
Administration Action. The Honorable Michele Thoren Bond, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. David Goldman, Co-Founder and 
Director, Bring Sean Home Foundation (father of Child Abducted 
to Brazil); Captain Paul Toland, USN, Co-Founder and National 
Director, Bring Abducted Children Home (father of Child 
Abducted to Japan).
    December 2, 2015--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa: Assessing the President's Strategy in Afghanistan. 
Frederick W. Kagan, Ph.D., Christopher DeMuth Chair and 
Director, Critical Threats Project, American Enterprise 
Institute; Mr. David. S. Sedney, Senior Associate, Center for 
Strategic and International Studies; Andrew Wilder, Ph.D., Vice 
President, Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace.
    January 12, 2016--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: 
Human Rights in China: The 2015 Annual Report of the 
Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The Honorable 
Christopher H. Smith, Chairman, Congressional-Executive 
Commission on China; The Honorable Timothy J. Walz, Ranking 
House Member, Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
    February 10, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and 
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: The Global Zika 
Epidemic. Tom Frieden, M.D., Director, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services; Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute 
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of 
Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; The 
Honorable Ariel Pablos-Mendez, M.D., Assistant Administrator, 
Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    February 11, 2016--Full Committee: Iran Nuclear Oversight: 
Implementation and Its Consequences. The Honorable Stephen D. 
Mull, Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. John Smith, Acting Director, Office of 
Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    February 11, 2016--Subcommittee on the Middle East and 
North Africa: Jordan: A Key U.S. Partner. The Honorable Gerald 
M. Feierstein, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Paige 
Alexander, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for the Middle East, 
U.S. Agency for International Development; Ms. Fatema Z. Sumar, 
Regional Deputy Vice President, Europe, Asia, the Pacific and 
Latin America, Department of Compact Operations, Millennium 
Challenge Corporation.
    February 24, 2016--Subcommittee on the Middle East and 
North Africa, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global 
Human Rights, and International Organizations, and Subcommittee 
on Asia and the Pacific: Establishing Accountability at the 
World Intellectual Property Organization: Illicit Technology 
Transfers, Whistleblowing, and Reform. Mr. James Pooley, 
Attorney at Law (former Deputy Director for Innovation and 
Technology, World Intellectual Property Organization); Ms. 
Miranda Brown (former Strategic Adviser to the Director of 
General, World Intellectual Property Organization); Mr. Matthew 
Parish, Founder and Managing Director, Gentium Law Group.
    February 25, 2015--Full Committee: Strengthening U.S. 
Leadership in a Turbulent World: The FY 2017 Foreign Affairs 
Budget. The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. 
Department of State.
    March 15, 2016--Full Committee: Review of the FY 2017 
Foreign Assistance Budget: Aligning Interests, Ensuring 
Effectiveness and Transparency. The Honorable Gayle Smith, 
Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; The 
Honorable Dana J. Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium 
Challenge Corporation [USAID Office of Inspector General Audit 
Report No. G-391-14-003-P (March 21, 2014)].
    March 22, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: Get It 
Right This Time: A Victims-Centered Trafficking in Persons 
Report. The Honorable Mark P. Lagon, President, Freedom House; 
Mr. Matthew Smith, Executive Director, Fortify Rights; Ms. 
Jinhye Jo, President, NKinUSA; Ms. Maria Werlau, President, 
Free Society Project.
    March 22, 2016--Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: 
Potential Terrorist Threats: Border Security Challenges in 
Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Juan Gonzalez, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Alan D. Bersin, Assistant 
Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic 
Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Lev Kubiak, 
Assistant Director for International Operations, U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security.
    March 23, 2016--Full Committee: The Administration's Plan 
to Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility: At What Foreign 
Policy and National Security Cost? Mr. Lee Wolosky, Special 
Envoy for Guantanamo Closure, U.S. Department of State; Mr. 
Paul M. Lewis, Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure, 
U.S. Department of Defense.
    April 13, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: 
Peacekeepers: Allegations of Abuse and Absence of 
Accountability at the United Nations. Mr. Brett Schaefer, Jay 
Kingham Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs, Margaret 
Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation; Aicha 
Elbasri, Ph.D., Author, Former Spokesperson, United Nations-
African Union Mission in Darfur, United Nations; Mr. Peter 
Gallo, Former Investigator, Office of Internal Oversight 
Services, United Nations; Mr. Jordie Hannum, Senior Director, 
Better World Campaign.
    April 13, 2016--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: 
Countering Extremism and the Threat of ISIS in Southeast Asia. 
Mr. W. Patrick Murphy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
East Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Department of State; Marie 
Richards, Ph.D., Deputy Counterterrorism Coordinator for 
Regional and Multilateral Affairs, Bureau of Counterterrorism, 
U.S. Department of State; Ms. Gloria Steele, Senior Deputy 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Asia, U.S. Agency for 
International Development.
    April 13, 2016--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa: Assessing President Obama's Middle East and North 
Africa FY 2017 Budget Request. The Honorable Anne W. Patterson, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Paige Alexander, Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for the Middle East, U.S. Agency for 
International Development.
    April 19, 2016--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: FY 
2017 Budget Priorities for East Asia: Engagement, Integration, 
and Democracy. The Honorable Daniel R. Russel, Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    April 27, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: South 
Sudan's Prospects for Peace and Security. The Honorable Donald 
Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, U.S. Department 
of State; Mr. Bob Leavitt, Deputy Assistant Administrator, 
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, 
U.S. Agency for International Development; Mr. John 
Prendergast, Founding Director, Enough Project; Mr. Matt Wells, 
Program Officer, Center for Civilians in Conflict; Luka Biong 
Deng Kuol, Ph.D., Global Fellow, Peace Research Institute Oslo; 
Augustino Ting Mayai, Ph.D., Director of Research, The Sudd 
Institute.
    April 27, 2016--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
African and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: Advancing 
U.S. Interests: Examining the President's FY 2017 Budget 
Proposal for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Honorable Richard 
Olson, U.S. Special representative for Afghanistan and 
Pakistan, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Donald L. Sampler, Jr., 
Assistant to the Administrator, Office of Afghanistan and 
Pakistan Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development.
    April 27, 2016--Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: 
Examining FY 2017 Funding Priorities in the Western Hemisphere. 
Mr. Francisco Palmieri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; 
Luis Arreaga, Ph.D., Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; Ms. Elizabeth Hogan, Acting Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
    April 28, 2016--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa: U.S. Policy Toward Lebanon. The Honorable Gerald M. 
Feierstein, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Andrew Exum, 
Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East 
Policy, U.S. Department of Defense.
    May 10, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global 
Human Rights, and International Organizations: Will President 
Obama Prioritize the Release of Prisoners of Conscience in 
Vietnam? Ms. Vu Minh Khanh, Wife of Vietnamese Prisoner of 
Conscience Nguyen Van Dai.
    May 11, 2016--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: FY 2017 
Budget Priorities for South Asia: Recovery, Development, and 
Engagement. The Honorable Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Jonathan Stivers, Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    May 17, 2016--Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, 
and Trade: U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism Bureau: FY 
2017 Budget. Mr. Justin Siberell, Acting Coordinator for 
Counterterrorism, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department 
of State [GAO-16-655T (June 2, 2015); GAO-15-684 (July 2015)].
    May 18, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global 
Human Rights, and International Organizations: Democracy 
Support Strategies in Africa. Mr. D. Bruce Wharton, Principal 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. Thomas Staal, Acting Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian 
Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development; Mr. 
Steven Feldstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State; 
Mr. Rushdi Nackerdien, Regional Director for Africa, 
International Foundation for Electoral Systems; Mr. Patrick 
Merloe, Senior Associate and Director of Election Programs, 
National Democratic Institute; Mr. John Tomaszewski, Acting 
Regional Director for Africa, International Republican 
Institute; Mr. Nii Akuetteh, Executive Director, The African 
Immigrant Caucus.
    May 25, 2016--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa: Tunisia's Struggle for Stability, Security, and 
Democracy. Mr. John Desrocher, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Egypt and Maghreb Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Ms. Maria Longi, Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for the Middle East, U.S. Agency for 
International Development.
    May 25, 2016--Full Committee: Iran Nuclear Deal Oversight: 
Implementation and Its Consequences (Part II). The Honorable 
Stephen D. Mull, Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear 
Implementation, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Thomas 
M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International 
Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State; Mr. 
Adam J. Szubin, Acting Under Secretary, Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    June 9, 2016--Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, 
and Trade and the Committee on Armed Services' Subcommittee on 
Emerging Threats and Capabilities: Stopping the Money Flow: The 
War on Terror Finance. The Honorable Daniel Glaser, Assistant 
Secretary for Terrorist Financing, U.S. Department of the 
Treasury; Mr. Andrew Keller, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions, Bureau of Economic and 
Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Theresa Whelan, 
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Operations/Low Intensity 
Conflict, U.S. Department of Defense; Mr. William Woody, Chief 
of Law Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    June 9, 2016--Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: The 
Impact of Low Oil Prices on Energy Security in the Americas. 
Mr. Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy and Coordinator for 
International Energy Affairs, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. 
Department of State; Ms. Melanie Kenderdine, Director, Office 
of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Department of 
Energy; The Honorable Adam Sieminski, Administrator, U.S. 
Energy Information Administration.
    June 9, 2016--Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging 
Threats: Examining the President's FY 2017 Budget Proposal for 
Europe and Eurasia. Ms. Alina Romanowski, Coordinator of U.S. 
Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, Bureau of European and 
Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Daniel 
Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, Bureau 
of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; 
The Honorable Thomas Melia, Assistant Administrator, Europe and 
Eurasia Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development; Ms. 
Ann Marie Yastishock, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau 
for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development.
    June 9, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global 
Human Rights, and International Organizations: Leveraging U.S. 
Funds: The Stunning Global Impact of Nutrition and Supplements 
During the First 1,000 Days. Beth Dunford, Ph.D., Assistant to 
the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for 
International Development; Mr. Ajay Markanday, Director, 
Liaison Office for North America, Food and Agriculture 
Organization of the United Nations.
    June 16, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: The 
Global Religious Freedom Crisis and Its Challenge to U.S. 
Foreign Policy. The Honorable David N. Saperstein, Ambassador-
at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department 
of State; Robert P. George, Ph.D., McCormick Professor of 
Jurisprudence, Princeton University, Former Chairman, U.S. 
Commission on International Religious Freedom; M. Zuhdi Jasser, 
M.D., President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Former 
Vice-Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
    June 22, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: The 
President's Visit to Vietnam: A Missed Opportunity to Advance 
Human Rights. Pastor Rmah Loan, Former Head, Southern 
Evangelical Church of Vietnam--Dak Nong Province; Ms. Katie 
Duong, Overseas Representative, Popular Bloc of Cao Dai 
Religion; Nguyen Dinh Thang, Ph.D., President and Chief 
Executive Officer, Boat People SOS; Mr. T. Kumar, Director of 
International Advocacy, Amnesty International.
    June 22, 2016--Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: 
Venezuela's Crisis: Implications for the Region. The Honorable 
Michael Kozak, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, 
Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Annie 
Pforzheimer, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. John 
Smith, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. 
Department of the Treasury; Mr. John Andersen, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.
    June 23, 2016--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: U.S. 
Policy in the Pacific: The Struggle to Maintain Influence. Mr. 
Matthew J. Matthews, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, 
New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, Senior Official for APEC, 
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State; Ms. Gloria Steele, Senior Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
    July 7, 2016--Full Committee: Demanding Accountability: The 
Administration's Reckless Release of Terrorists from 
Guantanamo. Mr. Lee Wolosky, Special Envoy for Guantanamo 
Closure, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Paul M. Lewis, Special 
Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure, U.S. Department of 
Defense.
    July 12, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: 
Accountability Over Politics: Scrutinizing the Trafficking in 
Persons Report. The Honorable Susan Coppedge, Ambassador-at-
Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. David Abramowitz, Managing Director, 
Humanity United Action.
    July 13, 2016--Full Committee: Countering the Virtual 
Caliphate: The State Department's Performance. The Honorable 
Richard Stengel, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and 
Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
    July 14, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: Hope 
Deferred: Securing Enforcement of the Goldman Act to Return 
Abducted American Children. Ms. Karen Christensen, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Chris Brann, M.D., Father of Child 
Abducted to Brazil; Ms. Ruchika Abbim, Mother of Child Abducted 
to India; Mr. James Cook, Father of Children Abducted to Japan; 
Ms. Edeanna Barbirou, Mother of Child Abducted to Tunisia.
    July 14, 2016--Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Syria: Minimizing Risks 
and Improving Oversight. Mr. Thomas Melito, Director, 
International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability 
Office; The Honorable Ann Calveresi Barr, Inspector General, 
Office of the Inspector General, United States Agency for 
International Development [GAO-16-808T (July 14, 2016); 
Testimony of Hon. Ann Calvaresi Barr, Inspector General, USAID 
(July 14, 2016)].
    September 7, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: The 
Growing Crisis in South Sudan. The Honorable Donald Booth, 
Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, U.S. Department of 
State; Mr. Brian Adeba, Associate Director of Policy, Enough 
Project; The Honorable Princeton N. Lyman, Senior Advisor to 
the President, U.S. Institute of Peace.
    September 8, 2016--Subcommittee on the Middle East and 
North Africa: Eastern Mediterranean Energy: Challenges and 
Opportunities for U.S. Regional Priorities. Mr. Amos J. 
Hochstein, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International 
Energy Affairs, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of 
State; The Honorable Jonathan Elkind, Assistant Secretary for 
International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy.
    September 14, 2016--Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: Eritrea: 
A Neglected Regional Threat. The Honorable Linda Thomas-
Greenfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State; Father Habtu Ghebre-Ab, Director of 
External Relations, Canonical Eritrean Orthodox Church in 
Diaspora; Khaled Beshir, Ph.D., Board Member, Awate Foundation; 
Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, Deputy Director, Africa Center, Atlantic 
Council.
    September 15, 2016--Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: 
Nicaragua's Democratic Collapse. Mr. Juan Gonzalez, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Marcela Escobari, Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
    September 27, 2016--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: 
The U.S.-Republic of Korea-Japan Trilateral Relationship: 
Promoting Mutual Interests in Asia. The Honorable Daniel R. 
Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
    November 30, 2016--Subcommittee on the Middle East and 
North Africa: Libya Five Years After Ghadafi. Mr. Jonathan 
Winer, Special Envoy for Libya, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, 
U.S. Department of State.
    December 6, 2016--Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: 
Step or Stumble: The Obama Administration's Pivot to Asia. Mr. 
Richard J. Ellings, Ph.D., President, The National Bureau of 
Asian Research; Derek M. Scissors, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, 
American Enterprise Institute; Ms. Kelley Currie, Senior 
Fellow, Project 2049 Institute; Mr. Barry C. Lynn, Director, 
Open Markets Program, New America.

                 I. Committee-Hosted Dignitary Meetings

    Member Meeting of the Subcommittee on the Western 
Hemisphere with Caribbean Ministers of Energy (January 13, 
2015).
    Member Meeting of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, 
Her Excellency Tamar Beruchashvili (February 3, 2015).
    Classified Member Meeting with Special Presidential Envoy 
for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, General John Allen, 
USMC, Retired (January 5, 2015).
    Classified Member Meeting with Intelligence Community 
Representatives (March 16, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, 
United States Army, Retired, and Lieutenant General David W. 
Barno, United States Army, Retired, on Efforts to Counter ISIL 
and the President's Proposed Authorization for Use of Military 
Force (March 18, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Korean National Assembly Delegation 
(March 18, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Secretary General of the North Atlantic 
Treaty Organization, His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg (March 24, 
2015).
    Member Meeting with U.S. Ambassadors to Jordan, Turkey, 
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates 
(March 24, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Secretary General of the United 
Nations, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon (April 16, 2015).
    Member Meeting of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats with Iceland Foreign Affairs Committee (May 
13, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Retired U.S. General Officers on the 
2014 Gaza War Assessment (May 13, 2015).
    Member Meeting with President of the Tunisian Republic, His 
Excellency Beji Caid Essebsi (May 20, 2015).
    Member Meeting Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Mr. 
Valentyn Nayvaichenko (June 16, 2015).
    Member Meeting with 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Mr. 
Kailash Satyarthi (June 17, 2015).
    Member Meeting with the President of the Federal Republic 
of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari (July 21, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Retired U.S. General Officers on Iran 
Nuclear Deal (September 8, 2015).
    Member Meeting of the Subcommittee on the Western 
Hemisphere with President of the Chamber of Deputies, National 
Congress of Chile, His Excellency Marco Antonio Nunez Lozano 
(September 29, 2015).
    Member Meeting with the President of the Republic of 
Kosovo, His Excellency Atifete Jahjaga (September 30, 2015).
    Member Meeting with the President of the Republic of Costa 
Rica, His Excellency Luis Guillermo Solis (October 1, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Managing Director of the International 
Monetary Fund, Madame Christine Lagarde (October 28, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Ambassadors from the Middle East 
(December 1, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Defense Minister of Israel, His 
Excellency Moshe Ya'alon (December 2, 2015).
    Member Meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary & 
Plenipotentiary of the French Republic, Gerard Araud (December 
17, 2015).
    Member Meeting with Ambassador James Warlick, U.S. Special 
Envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in 
Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group (January 6, 2016).
    Member Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al-
Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (January 12, 2016).
    Member Meeting of the Subcommittees on Asia and the Pacific 
and Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade with Department of 
Defense and Department of State Officials on the U.S. Response 
to North Korea's Fourth Nuclear Test (February 2, 2016).
    Member Meeting with General Jean Qahwaji, Commander of the 
Lebanese Armed Forces (February 3, 2016).
    Member Meeting with His Excellency Wang Yi, Foreign 
Minister of the People's Republic of China (February 24, 2016).
    Member Meeting of the Subcommittee on the Western 
Hemisphere with His Excellency Jimmy Morales, President of the 
Republic of Guatemala (February 25, 2016).
    Classified Member Meeting of the Subcommittee on Asia and 
the Pacific with U.S. Department of State Officials on U.S.-
Taiwan Relations (March 3, 2016).
    Classified Member Meeting on Guantanamo Bay Detention 
Facility (April 13, 2016).
    Member Meeting with Ambassador James Warlick, U.S. Special 
Envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in 
Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group (April 18, 2016).
    Member Meeting with His Excellency Gerard Araud, French 
Ambassador to the United States, and His Excellency David 
O'Sullivan, European Union Ambassador to the United States (May 
16, 2016).
    Classified Member Meeting on North Korea's Recent Nuclear 
Test (September 22, 2016).
    Member Meeting with Foreign Ministers from the Kingdom of 
Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Jordan and the United Arab 
Emirates (September 28, 2016).
    Classified Member Meeting on Mosul, Iraq (November 16, 
2016).
    Member's Meeting: Breakfast with President Juan Manuel 
Santos, President of Colombia (November 17, 2016).

                                     

                                APPENDIX

 (MEMBERSHIP OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS)

                                     

    Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and 
                      International Organizations

Karen Bass, CA, Ranking Member       Christopher H. Smith, NJ, Chairman
David N. Cicilline, RI               Mark Meadows, NC
Ami Bera, CA                         Curt Clawson, FL
                                     Scott DesJarlais, TN
                                     Tom Emmer, MN*
                                     Daniel M. Donovan, Jr., NY**

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*Rep. Emmer resigned May 18, 2015.
**Rep. Donovan appointed June 2, 2015.

                  Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Brad Sherman, CA, Ranking Member     Matt Salmon, AZ, Chairman
Ami Bera, CA                         Dana Rohrabacher, CA
Tulsi Gabbard, HI                    Steve Chabot, OH
Alan S. Lowenthal, CA                Tom Marino, PA
Gerald E. Connolly, VA               Jeff Duncan, SC
Grace Meng, NY                       Mo Brooks, AL
                                     Scott Perry, PA
                                     Scott DeJarlais, TN

         Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

Gregory W. Meeks, NY, Ranking Member Dana Rohrabacher, CA, Chairman
Albio Sires, NJ                      Ted Poe, TX
Theodore E. Deutch, FL               Tom Marino, PA
William R. Keating, MA               Mo Brooks, AL
Lois Frankel, FL                     Paul Cook, CA
Tulsi Gabbard, HI                    Randy K. Weber Sr., TX
                                     Reid J. Ribble, WI
                                     David A. Trott, MI

            Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

Theodore E. Deutch, FL, Ranking Memberleana Ros-Lehtinen, FL, Chairman
Gerald E. Connolly, VA               Steve Chabot, OH
Brian Higgins, NY                    Joe Wilson, SC
David N. Cicilline, RI               Darrell E. Issa, CA
Alan Grayson, FL                     Randy K. Weber Sr., TX
Grace Meng, NY                       Ron DeSantis, FL
Lois Frankel, FL                     Mark Meadows, NC
Brandan F. Boyle, PA                 Ted S. Yoho, FL
                                     Curt Clawson, FL
                                     David A. Trott, MI
                                     Lee M. Zeldin, NY

         Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

William R. Keating, MA, Ranking Membered Poe, TX, Chairman
Brad Sherman, CA                     Joe Wilson, SC
Brian Higgins, NY                    Darell E. Issa, CA
Joaquin Castro, TX                   Paul Cook, CA
Robin L. Kelly, IL                   Scott Perry, PA
                                     Reid J. Ribble, WI
                                     Lee M. Zeldin, NY

                 Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Albio Sires, NJ, Ranking Member      Jeff Duncan, SC, Chairman
Joaquin Castro, TX                   Christopher H. Smith, NJ
Robin L. Kelly, IL                   Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL
Gregory W. Meeks, NY                 Michael T. McCaul, TX
Alan Grayson, FL                     Matt Salmon, AZ
Alan S. Lowenthal, CA                Ron DeSantis, FL
                                     Ted S. Yoho, FL
                                     Tom Emmer, MN*
                                     Daniel M. Donovan, Jr., NY**

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*Rep. Emmer resigned May 18, 2015.
**Rep. Donovan appointed June 2, 2015.

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