The hearing will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 10:00 am in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony regarding the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2023, a joint resolution proposed by the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Interior, to approve agreements concluded with the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau (and an agreement with the Republic of the Marshall Islands upon its conclusion) to amend the Compacts of Free Association with the Freely Associated States.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Sen. Joe ManchinChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. John BarrassoRanking MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Witness Panel 1
The Honorable Joseph Y. YunSpecial Presidential Envoy for Compact NegotiationsUnited States of America
The Honorable Carmen G. CantorAssistant Secretary, Insular and International AffairsU.S. Department of the Interior
Dr. Siddharth MohandasDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, Office of the Secretary of DefenseU.S. Department of Defense
Witness Panel 2
Mr. Leo A. Falcam, Jr.Chief Compact NegotiatorFederated States of Micronesia
The Honorable Jack AdingMinster of Foreign Affairs and TradeRepublic of the Marshall Islands