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U.S. House of Representatives Holds Hearing on Sustaining U.S. Pacific Insular Relationships

The joint hearing by the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Natural Resources was held on Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 AM EDT in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington.

Testifying were The Honorable Randall G. Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense; Ms. Sandra Oudkirk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Nikolao Pula
Director, Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior; David Gootnick, Ph.D.
Director of International Affairs and Trade, U.S. Government Accountability Office; His Excellency Gerald M. Zackios, Ambassador to the United States, Republic of the Marshall Islands; and His Excellency Akillino H. Susaia, Ambassador to the United States, Federated States of Micronesia.

More information and archived video is available from the Committee on Foreign Affairs site and the House Resources site.