Washington—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:

“Mr. Pack’s office informed the Committee last night that he intended to back out on his commitment to appear at a hearing on September 24. His office failed to provide any reasonable alternative dates and his excuse for breaking his commitment is not acceptable. Today the Committee has issued a subpoena to compel Mr. Pack’s testimony on the originally agreed-upon date.”

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