Full Committee Hearing

Venezuela in Maduro's Grasp: Assessing the Deteriorating Security and Humanitarian Situation

Full Committee Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM Location: SD-106 Presiding: Senator Risch
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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.

Accordingly, press seating is limited. All media must RSVP to your respective gallery to reserve a seat, and only Hill-credentialed media will be permitted to attend. 

Per CDC guidelines, press should wear a mask. Masks and other PPE, as well as sanitation supplies, will be available at the entrance to the hearing room.  

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 Elliott Abrams
    Special Representative for Venezuela
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , DC
  2. Mr. Joshua Hodges
    Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean
    U.S. Agency for International Development
    Washington , DC

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