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U.S. Policy Must Aim for Dismantlement of Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

March 30, 2017 - 10:30am

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the  chairwoman of the House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, ,held a hearing on “Testing the Limits: Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program, Sanctions, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Wednesday. Her opening remarks were as follows:

Time to End Anti-Israel Agenda at the UN

February 2, 2017 - 11:45am

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement at a joint subcommittee hearing entitled, “Israel, the Palestinians, and the United Nations: Challenges for the New Administration":

Israel Has Been Under Constant Attack at the UN

January 6, 2017 - 8:30am

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman  of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, took to the House floor to speak in support of a non-binding resolution opposing a UN Security Resolution calling Israeli settlement in disputed territory “illegal.”

The Status Quo in Libya Is Unsustainable

December 5, 2016 - 10:00am

December 17th marks the one year anniversary of the Libyan Political Agreement, making this an opportune time to review the administration’s policy on Libya. When this administration first participated in the intervention in Libya in 2011, many of us expressed concern with the administration’s lack of clearly articulated objectives, a post-intervention plan, or even an explanation about how it fit U.S. national security interests.

U.S. Must Provide Constructive Criticism to Egypt

June 16, 2016 - 9:45am

From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., chaired a hearing on “Egypt: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Policy” on Wednesday. Her opening statement is below:

This is the third hearing of our subcommittee that we’ve had on Egypt in a little over a year, demonstrating the importance of, and our subcommittee’s commitment to, Egypt’s role in a volatile region, as well as the concerns our members may have on our current U.S. policy toward our ally.

Afghanistan’s Security, Stability and Success Are Critical U.S. Interests

April 28, 2016 - 8:00am

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing on “Advancing U.S. Interests: Examining the President’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal for Afghanistan and Pakistan.” In her opening statement, she said the following:

This hearing represents an important opportunity for both our subcommittees, allowing members to provide appropriate and necessary oversight over the president’s budget request for Afghanistan and Pakistan, each of which fall under our different subcommittee jurisdictions.

Obama’s Budget Request Doesn’t Match U.S. Objectives for Middle East and North Africa

April 14, 2016 - 11:45am

From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., held a hearing on Wednesday on Assessing President Obama’s Middle East and North Africa FY 2017 Budget Request.” Her opening statement is below:

We’re here today to discuss the president’s FY17 budget request for the Middle East and North Africa region.

Hezbollah Threatens Security of U.S. and Israel

March 23, 2016 - 12:30pm

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, held a hearing on Tuesday on  “Hezbollah’s  Threat Against U.S. National Security Interests in the Middle East.” Ros-Lehtinen said the following in her opening statement:
 

The Cuban People Deserve More

March 22, 2016 - 9:30am

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee and one of the leading congressional Republicans on foreign polick, took to the House floor to weigh in on President Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba. Her remarks were as follows:

Resurgent Taliban, Emerging Presence of ISIL Underscores Need for Administration to Reassess Current Afghanistan Strategy

December 3, 2015 - 9:30am

The U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee held a hearing on “Assessing the President’s Strategy in Afghanistan” on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the subcommittee, opened the hearing with the following statement:

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