United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs
United States House of Representatives
|Chair||Gregory Meeks (D) |
Since January 3, 2021
|Ranking member||Michael McCaul (R) |
Since January 3, 2019
|Vice chair||Tom Malinowski (D) |
Since January 3, 2021
|Political parties||Majority (27)
|Policy areas||Foreign policy, aid, diplomacy|
|Oversight authority||Department of State|
Agency for International Development
|Senate counterpart||Senate Committee on Foreign Relations|
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The United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, also known as the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives with jurisdiction over bills, programs, and investigations concerning the foreign affairs of the United States. Its counterpart in the Senate is the Committee on Foreign Relations.
The committee has a broad mandate to oversee legislation regarding foreign assistance; the impact of national security developments on foreign policy; war powers, treaties, executive agreements, and military deployments abroad; arms control; international economic policy; and other matters. Many of its responsibilities are delegated to one of six standing subcommittees, which have jurisdiction over issues related to their respective region in the world.
During two separate periods, 1975 to 1978 and 1995 to 2007, the Foreign Affairs Committee was renamed the Committee on International Relations; its duties and jurisdiction remained unchanged. The committee's chairman since January 2021 is Gregory Meeks of New York.
Members, 117th Congress
|Africa, Global Health and Global Human Rights||Karen Bass (D-CA)||Chris Smith (R-NJ)|
|Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation||Ami Bera (D-CA)||Steve Chabot (R-OH)|
|Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber||Bill Keating (D-MA)||Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)|
|Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism||Ted Deutch (D-FL)||Joe Wilson (R-SC)|
|International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social Impact||Joaquin Castro (D-TX)||Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY)|
|Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy||Albio Sires (D-NJ)||Mark E. Green (R-TN)|
List of chairmen
Data from the Committee's official website:
Historical membership rosters
|Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations||Karen Bass (D-CA)||Chris Smith (R-NJ)|
|Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation||Ami Bera (D-CA)||Ted Yoho (R-FL)|
|Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment||Bill Keating (D-MA)||Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)|
|Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism||Ted Deutch (D-FL)||Joe Wilson (R-SC)|
|Oversight and Investigations||Joaquin Castro (D-TX)||Lee Zeldin (R-NY)|
|Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade||Albio Sires (D-NJ)||Francis Rooney (R-FL)|
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- "Past Chairs of the Committee". History of the Committee. U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- "Full Committee". Foreign Affairs Committee.
- "Subcommittees". House Foreign Affairs Committee. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
- "Engel Announces Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Democrats and Committee Vice Chair". House Foreign Affairs Committee. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
- "Engel Announces Changes to Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Leadership". House Foreign Affairs Committee. 2019-12-13. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
- "McCaul Announces Republican Subcommittee Leadership and Membership Rosters at 116th Committee Organizational Meeting". Committee on Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
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