Full Committee Hearing

Instability and the State of Democracy in the Sahel and the U.S. Policy Response

Full Committee Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Time: 10:30 AM Location: SD-419 Presiding: Senator Menendez
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For this hearing, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members,witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

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Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are currently not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, other in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.


  1. The Honorable Molly Phee
    Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.
  2. Mr. Robert Jenkins
    Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization
    United States Agency for International Development
    Washington , D.C.
  3. Ms. Chidi Blyden
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs
    U.S. Department of Defense
    Washington , D.C.