Actor, director Ben Affleck to testify on Capitol Hill Wednesday


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Ben Affleck (Photo: Kaeun Yu/Talk Radio News Service) Ben Affleck (Photo: Kaeun Yu/Talk Radio News Service)

Be on the lookout for Ben Affleck at Washington, D.C., Starbucks. The Oscar-winner, photographed most often on a coffee run with his famous family, will be in Washington this week to testify before the House Armed Services Committee.

It’s unlikely he’ll be talking about the Oscar buzz surrounding his latest film, Argo. Affleck, who founded the Eastern Congo Initiative is scheduled to share his experiences from the many visits he’s made to eastern Congo when the Committee discusses the country’s security situation and its effect on the United States.

Affleck started the charity in 2010 as a way to bring awareness to the needs of Congo people and also to drive policy change that increases United States government engagement in the area. He recently told CBS News he decided to become invested in Congo because the struggles it was facing were not getting enough attention.

If you miss Affleck at the coffee shop, the Armed Services hearing will begin at 10 a.m. EST inside Rayburn House Office Building.

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