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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Week Ahead: January 29 - February 2

WASHINGTON – This week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will convene for one Subcommittee hearing, and one “pen & pad” briefing for journalists.

For all hearings, 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, nominees, staff, and the public. Masks and other PPE, as well as sanitation supplies, will be available at the hearing room entrance.

MEDIA POLICYPress seating is limited. All media must RSVP to reserve a seat, and only Hill-credentialed media will be permitted to attend. RSVP for all committee events, including hearings, and other special events. Cameras and audio recordings are not allowed in room S-116 for business meetings/markups. RSVP information is at the bottom of this advisory.


Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Subcommittee Hearing

Presiding: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)

            2:30 p.m. ET


Agenda: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization at 75: Reflecting on Past Successes and Planning for the Future


  1. The Honorable Douglas Lute, Former United States Permanent Representative to NATO, Lieutenant General, United States Army, (Ret.), Washington, D.C.
  1. Mr. Luke Coffey, Senior Fellow, National Security and Defense, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.
  1. Ms. Tara Varma, Visiting Foreign Policy Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C.

Click HERE for the full agenda for this meeting.

This meeting will be broadcasted live on



Thursday, February 1, 2024

“Pen & Pad” Briefing

Hosting: Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

10:30 a.m. ET


Agenda: On-the-record briefing, including Q&A, with reporters on the Chair’s 

foreign policy and national security priorities.

RSVP: Due to space limitations, media must RSVP to Eric Harris at

NOTE: No cameras or computers will be allowed during this on-the-record


Audio recording is permitted.


Members of the press should RSVP for public hearings, business meetings, and events by emailing Eric Harris at

No signs or paraphernalia are permitted to be brought into a hearing room by the general public.