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Press Release Published: Sep 6, 2023

Grothman to Hold Hearing on Biden Administration’s Failed Iran Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON— Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs Chairman Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) will hold a hearing titled “A Dangerous Strategy: Examining the Biden Administration’s Failures on Iran.” The hearing will examine how the Biden administration has repeatedly engaged in secret negotiations with Iran, ignoring the emerging threats arising from Iran and its proxies. This hearing will also look at ways the Biden administration has fallen short in assisting Americans trapped abroad and circumstances around dismissals of high-level officials.

“The Biden administration’s foreign policy decisions regarding Iran continue to defy logic and are actively making Americans less safe at home and abroad. Despite promises, the Biden administration has failed to deliver transparency throughout negotiations of Iran’s nuclear arsenal program and in its murky decision to dismiss high-level U.S. envoys. Recently, the White House announced negotiations with Tehran regarding the detainment of five American citizens. In return, the Administration is expected to release $6 billion in Iranian assets, or $1.2 billion per person, incentivizing Iran to detain more Americans in return for cash. The Iranian regime poses a great threat to American foreign interests and stability in the Middle East region and this hearing is a great opportunity to examine all these issues and provide Americans at home with what the Biden administration refuses to: transparency and answers,” said Subcommittee Chairman Grothman.

WHAT: Hearing titled “A Dangerous Strategy: Examining the Biden Administration’s Failures on Iran”

DATE: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

TIME: 2:00 p.m. ET

LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building


  • Richard Goldberg, Senior Advisor, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
  • Michael Makovsky, President and CEO, Jewish Institute for National Security (JINSA)
  • Victoria Coates, Vice President of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at