Full Committee Hearing to Receive Testimony Regarding the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2023

July 13, 2023
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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.

Archived Webcast

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Joe Manchin

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. John Barrasso

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Joseph Y. Yun

    Special Presidential Envoy for Compact Negotiations
    United States of America
  • The Honorable Carmen G. Cantor

    Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Dr. Siddharth Mohandas

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    U.S. Department of Defense

Witness Panel 2