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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.
Edward R. Royce (R) was appointed committee chair in the 113th Congress.
The committee chair in the 112th Congress was Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R).
2013-2014 (113th Congress)
2011-2012 (112th Congress)
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
Oversight and Investigations
The Oversight and Investigations subcommittee was eliminated in the 113th Congress.
According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Foreign Affairs committee includes the following:
- 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);
- the Peace Corps;
- national security developments affecting foreign policy;
- strategic planning and agreements; war powers, treaties, executive agreements, and the deployment and use of United States Armed Forces;
- peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and enforcement of United Nations or other international sanctions;
- arms control and disarmament issues;
- the United States Agency for International Development;
- 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;
- international law;
- promotion of democracy;
- international law enforcement issues, including narcotics control programs and activities;
- Broadcasting Board of Governors;
- embassy security; international broadcasting;
- public diplomacy, including international communication, information policy, international education, and cultural programs;
- and all other matters not specifically assigned to a subcommittee.
- 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.
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