United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Background
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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Some version of the Committee of Foreign Affairs has always existed since 1775.[1]

Leadership

113th congress

Edward R. Royce (R) was appointed committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress was Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R).

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

Committee on Foreign Affairs Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (21)Republican members (24)
Eliot L. Engel (New York) Ranking memberEdward R. Royce (California) Chair
Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (American Samoa) Christopher H. Smith (New Jersey)
Brad Sherman (California) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida)
Gregory W. Meeks (New York) Dana Rohrabacher (California)
Albio Sires (New Jersey) Steve Chabot (Ohio)
Gerald E. Connolly (Virginia) Joe Wilson (South Carolina)
Theodore E. Deutch (Florida) Michael T. McCaul (Texas)
Brian Higgins (New York) Ted Poe (Texas)
Karen Bass (California) Matt Salmon (Arizona)
William Keating (Massachusetts) Tom Marino (Pennsylvania)
David Cicilline (Rhode Island) Jeff Duncan (South Carolina)
Alan Grayson (Florida) Adam Kinzinger (Illinois)
Juan Vargas (California) Mo Brooks (Alabama)
Brad Schneider (Illinois) Tom Cotton (Arkansas)
Joseph Kennedy III (Massachusetts) Paul Cook (California)
Ami Bera (California) George E.B. Holding (North Carolina)
Alan Lowenthal (California) Randy Weber (Texas)
Grace Meng (New York) Scott Perry (Pennsylvania)
Lois Frankel (Florida) Steve Stockman (Texas)
Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) Ron DeSantis (Florida)
Joaquin Castro (Texas) Doug Collins (Georgia)
Mark Meadows (North Carolina)
Ted Yoho (Florida)
Luke Messer (Indiana)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

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Subcommittees

Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights

Asia and the Pacific

Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

The Middle East and North Africa

Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Western Hemisphere

Oversight and Investigations

The Oversight and Investigations subcommittee was eliminated in the 113th Congress.

Jurisdiction

According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Foreign Affairs committee includes the following:

  1. foreign assistance (including development assistance, Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Millennium Challenge Account, HIV/AIDS in foreign countries, security assistance, and Public Law 480 programs abroad);
  2. the Peace Corps;
  3. national security developments affecting foreign policy;
  4. strategic planning and agreements; war powers, treaties, executive agreements, and the deployment and use of United States Armed Forces;
  5. peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and enforcement of United Nations or other international sanctions;
  6. arms control and disarmament issues;
  7. the United States Agency for International Development;
  8. activities and policies of the State, Commerce and Defense Departments and other agencies related to the Arms Export Control Act, and the Foreign Assistance Act including export and licensing policy for munitions items and technology and dual-use equipment and technology;
  9. international law;
  10. promotion of democracy;
  11. international law enforcement issues, including narcotics control programs and activities;
  12. Broadcasting Board of Governors;
  13. embassy security; international broadcasting;
  14. public diplomacy, including international communication, information policy, international education, and cultural programs;
  15. and all other matters not specifically assigned to a subcommittee.
  16. over legislation with respect to the administration of the Export Administration Act, including the export and licensing of dual-use equipment and technology and other matters related to international economic policy and trade not otherwise assigned to a subcommittee and with respect to the United Nations, its affiliated agencies and other international organizations, including assessed and voluntary contributions to such organizations.

Contact

2170 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-5021

See also

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