06.04.18

Senators Gardner, Markey to Hold Hearing on North Korea Before Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, June 5th, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, will lead a Subcommittee hearing focused on next steps for United States policy toward North Korea as President Donald Trump prepares to meet in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. A live stream of the hearing can be viewed here.

 

**Senator Gardner and Senator Markey will hold a media availability directly following the hearing**

 

WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy Hearing on next steps for United States policy toward North Korea.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 5th at 10:00 AM EST                                        

WHERE: Senate Dirksen Building Room 419

WITNESSES:   

  -Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic & International Studies

               -Joseph Y. Yun, Senior Adviser, The Asia Center United States Institute of Peace

 

Senators Gardner and Markey have worked closely on Asia policy, specifically involving North Korea. In April, Gardner and Markey introduced the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA),which is designed to serve as a policy framework to enhance U.S. leadership in the Indo-Pacific region and to demonstrate a commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific and the rules-based international order. 

 

Additionally, Gardner and Markey have also introduced the Leverage to Enhance Effective Diplomacy Act. This legislation economically and diplomatically pressures North Korea and its enablers, and authorizes efforts to combat Pyongyang’s widespread human rights and labor trafficking abuses.

 

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