House panel to hold hearing on downed Malaysian plane

The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hear testimony from experts on Ukraine and Russia about Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Members will hear testimony at the Tuesday, July 29 hearing from experts from the American Enterprise Institute, Atlantic Council, American Institute in Ukraine and the United States Institute of Peace.

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), the chairman of the subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats, said the hearing would provide insight on handling an investigation of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine earlier this month.

"The Russian government needs to help hold accountable those responsible for the shoot down," Rohrabacher said in a statement. "This hearing will help to bring forth what facts we do know and provide the members with additional information about how a proper investigation could be conducted."

Also on Tuesday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez will testify before the House Judiciary Committee as Congress struggles to pass a measure providing funds to address the surge of child migrants crossing the border.

Details on these and other hearings are below.

House Armed Services Committee
July 29, "Security Situation in Iraq and Syria: U.S. Policy Options and Implications for the Region"
10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn

House Foreign Affairs Committee
July 29, "The Shootdown of Malaysian Flight 17 and the Escalating Crisis in Ukraine"
10:15 a.m., 2172 Rayburn

July 29, "Iran Nuclear Negotiations: From Extension to Final Agreement?"
2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
July 29, "Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services"
10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

July 30, "The IRS Targeting Scandal: The Need for a Special Counsel"
10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

House Oversight Committee
July 29, "Examining Allegations of Corruption at the Export-Import Bank"
10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

July 30, "IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again"
9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

 

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