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Trump Administration’s Afghanistan Strategy Ambitious But Short On Details

November 11, 2017 - 6:00am

This week, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement at a joint subcommittee hearing entitled “The President’s Plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Objectives and Resources”:

U.S. Needs Consistent Democracy and Governance Promotion Strategy in Middle East and North Africa

November 8, 2017 - 10:15am

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, heald a hearing on “Democracy and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa.” Ros-Lehtinen said the following in the hearing:

The U.S. Has Window of Opportunity to Strengthen Iran Deal, Leverage Partners to Address Totality of Iranian Threats

October 25, 2017 - 2:45pm

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, weighed in on the Trump administration’s handling of the nuclear deal with Iran at a subcommittee hearing on “The President’s Iran Decision: Next Steps" on Wednesday.  Ros-Lehtinen said the following:

U.S. Policy in Lebanon Must Scale Back Hezbollah, Iranian Influence and Promote Security, Stability and Prosperity

October 12, 2017 - 9:30am

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee held a hearing on U.S. policy in Lebanon. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the subcommittee, opened the hearing with the following statement:

Trump's Middle East Budget Proposal Good for Israel, Jordan But Less Needs to Go to Palestinian Authority

July 14, 2017 - 7:15am

From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa,  U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., held a hearing on “America’s Interests in the Middle East and North Africa and the President’s FY2018 Budget Request” on Thursday. Her opening statement is below:

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.

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