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{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}The '''United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Relations''' is a standing committee of the [[U.S. Senate]]. It was created in 1816, and its inaugural session was chaired by James Barbour.<ref>[http://www.foreign.senate.gov/about/history/ ''United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations'' "History of the Committee History"]</ref>
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{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}The '''United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations''' is a standing committee of the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]]. It was created in 1816, and its inaugural session was chaired by James Barbour.<ref>[http://www.foreign.senate.gov/about/history/ ''United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations'', "History of the Committee History," accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Leadership==
 
==Leadership==
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===114th Congress===
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The committee chairman in the [[114th United States Congress|114th Congress]] is [[Bob Corker]] ([[Republican|R]]).
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===113th Congress===
 
===113th Congress===
[[John Kerry]] ([[Democratic|D]]) retained his committee chair in the [[113th Congress]].<ref>[http://democrats.senate.gov/2013/01/04/reid-announces-updated-committee-assignments-for-113th-congress/ ''United States Senate Democrats'' "Reid Announces Updated Committee Assignments For 113th Congress," January 4, 2013]</ref>
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The committee chairman in the [[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]] was initially [[John F. Kerry]] ([[Democratic|D]]).  He was subsequently replaced by [[Robert Menendez]] ([[Democratic|D]]), after Kerry accepted the nomination for U.S. Secretary of State.<ref>[http://democrats.senate.gov/2013/01/04/reid-announces-updated-committee-assignments-for-113th-congress/ ''United States Senate Democrats'', "Reid Announces Updated Committee Assignments For 113th Congress," January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===112th Congress===
 
===112th Congress===
The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] is [[John F. Kerry]] ([[Democratic|D]]).
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The committee chairman in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] was [[John F. Kerry]] ([[Democratic|D]]).
  
 
==Membership==
 
==Membership==
===2013-2014 (113th Congress)===
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===2015-2016 (114th Congress)===
 
{{Committee members
 
{{Committee members
 
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|Collapse=No
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|Committee1=Committee on Foreign Relations
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|year=2015-2016
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|Chamber=US Senate
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|Rep1=Bob Corker
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|gopstate1=Tennessee
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|gopleader1=Chairman
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|Rep2=Jim Risch
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|gopstate2=Idaho
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|Rep3=Marco Rubio
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|gopstate3=Florida
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|Rep4=Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) {{!}} Ron Johnson
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|gopstate4=Wisconsin
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|Rep5=Jeff Flake
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|gopstate5=Arizona
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|Rep6=Cory Gardner
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|gopstate6=Colorado
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|Rep7=David Perdue
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|gopstate7=Georgia
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|Rep8=Johnny Isakson
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|gopstate8=Georgia
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|Rep9=Rand Paul
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|gopstate9=Kentucky
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|Rep10=John Barrasso
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|gopstate10=Wyoming
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|Dem1=Robert Menendez
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|demstate1=New Jersey
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
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|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
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|demstate2=California
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|Dem3=Ben Cardin
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|demstate3=Maryland
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|Dem4=Jeanne Shaheen
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|demstate4=New Hampshire
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|Dem5=Chris Coons
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|demstate5=Delaware
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|Dem6=Tom Udall
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|demstate6=New Mexico
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|Dem7=Chris Murphy
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|demstate7=Connecticut
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|Dem8=Tim Kaine
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|demstate8=Virginia
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|Dem9=Edward Markey
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|demstate9=Massachusetts
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}}
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===2013-2014 (113th Congress)===
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{{Committee members
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|Collapse=Yes
 
|Committee1=Committee on Foreign Relations
 
|Committee1=Committee on Foreign Relations
 
|year=2013-2014
 
|year=2013-2014
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|Rep1=Bob Corker
 
|Rep1=Bob Corker
 
|gopstate1=Tennessee
 
|gopstate1=Tennessee
|gopleader1=Ranking member
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|gopleader1=Ranking Member
 
|Rep2=Jim Risch
 
|Rep2=Jim Risch
 
|gopstate2=Idaho
 
|gopstate2=Idaho
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|Dem1=Robert Menendez
 
|Dem1=Robert Menendez
 
|demstate1=New Jersey
 
|demstate1=New Jersey
|demleader1=Chair
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|demleader1=Chairman
 
|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
 
|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
 
|demstate2=California
 
|demstate2=California
|Dem3=Richard Durbin
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|Dem3=Ben Cardin
|demstate3=Illinois
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|demstate3=Maryland
|Dem4=Benjamin L. Cardin
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|Dem4=Jeanne Shaheen
|demstate4=Maryland
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|demstate4=New Hampshire
|Dem5=Bob Casey
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|Dem5=Chris Coons
|demstate5=Pennsylvania
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|demstate5=Delaware
|Dem6=Jeanne Shaheen
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|Dem6=Richard Durbin
|demstate6=New Hampshire
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|demstate6=Illinois
|Dem7=Chris Coons
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|Dem7=Tom Udall
|demstate7=Delaware
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|demstate7=New Mexico
|Dem8=Tom Udall
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|Dem8=Chris Murphy
|demstate8=New Mexico
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|demstate8=Connecticut
|Dem9=Christopher S. Murphy
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|Dem9=Tim Kaine
|demstate9=Connecticut
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|demstate9=Virginia
|Dem10=Tim Kaine
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|Dem10=Edward Markey
|demstate10=Virginia
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|demstate10=Massachusetts
 
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|Rep1=Richard G. Lugar
 
|Rep1=Richard G. Lugar
 
|gopstate1=Indiana
 
|gopstate1=Indiana
|gopleader1=Ranking member
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|gopleader1=Ranking Member
 
|Rep2=Bob Corker
 
|Rep2=Bob Corker
 
|gopstate2=Tennessee
 
|gopstate2=Tennessee
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|Dem1=John Kerry
 
|Dem1=John Kerry
 
|demstate1=Massachusetts
 
|demstate1=Massachusetts
|demleader1=Chair
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|demleader1=Chairman
 
|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
 
|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
 
|demstate2=California
 
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|demstate10=New Mexico
 
|demstate10=New Mexico
 
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==Committee legislation==
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The below chart from [http://findthebest.com/ Find The Best] tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.
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{{find the best|title=<htmlet>FindTheBest-Committees-SenateCommitteeonForeignRelations</htmlet>|float="center"|width=550px}}
  
 
==Subcommittees==
 
==Subcommittees==
<big>'''African Affairs'''</big>
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===Africa and Global Health Policy===
The subcommittee has geographic responsibilities corresponding to those of the Bureau of African Affairs in the Department of State.  It considers all matters concerning U.S. relations with countries in Africa, with the exception of countries bordering on the Mediterranean Sea from Egypt to Morocco, which are under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs. This subcommittee's responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region relating to: (1) terrorism and non-proliferation; (2) crime and illicit narcotics; (3) U.S. foreign assistance programs; and (4) the promotion of U.S. trade and exports.
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.foreign.senate.gov/about/subcommittees here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Christopher A. Coons]] (DE)
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*114th Congress Chairman: [[Jeff Flake]] (AZ)
*112th Congress Chair: [[Christopher A. Coons]] (DE)<ref name="subs">[http://www.senate.gov/general/committee_membership/committee_memberships_SSFR.htm ''United States Senate'' "Committee on Foreign Relations"]</ref>
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*113th Congress Chairman: [[Christopher A. Coons]] (DE)
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*112th Congress Chairman: [[Christopher A. Coons]] (DE)
  
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
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|Collapse=
|Committee1= SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
 
|Rep1=Jeff Flake
 
|Rep1=Jeff Flake
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
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|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep2=John McCain
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|Rep2=Johnny Isakson
|Rep3=John Barrasso
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|Rep4=John Barrasso
|Rep4=Rand Paul
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|Rep3=Rand Paul
|Rep5=
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|Rep5=Marco Rubio
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep7=
 
|Rep7=
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|Rep19=
 
|Rep19=
 
|Rep20=
 
|Rep20=
|Dem1= Christopher Coons
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|Dem1= Edward Markey
|demleader1=Chairman
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
|Dem2=Ben Cardin
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|Dem2=Chris Coons
|Dem3=Richard Durbin
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|Dem3=Tom Udall
|Dem4=Tom Udall
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|Dem4=Ben Cardin
|Dem5=Jeanne Shaheen
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|Dem5=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem7=
 
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|Dem20=
 
|Dem20=
 
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<br>'''''Note:''' Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "African Affairs" to "Africa and Global Health Policy."''<ref name=subcom />
  
<big>'''East Asian and Pacific Affairs'''</big>
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===East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy===
The subcommittee has geographic responsibilities corresponding to those of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Department of State and considers all matters concerning U.S. relations with the countries of that region.  It also considers matters related to regional organizations such as the Association of South East Asian Nations and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. This subcommittee's responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region relating to: (1) terrorism and non-proliferation; (2) crime and illicit narcotics; (3) U.S. foreign assistance programs; and (4) the promotion of U.S. trade and exports.
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.foreign.senate.gov/about/subcommittees here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Ben Cardin]] ()
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*114th Congress Chairman: [[Cory Gardner]] (CO)
*112th Congress Chair: [[Jim Webb]] (VA)<ref name="subs"/>
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*113th Congress Chairman: [[Ben Cardin]] (MD)
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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*112th Congress Chairman: [[Jim Webb]] (VA)
|Collapse=Yes
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{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
|Committee1=SUBCOMMITTEE ON EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS
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|Collapse=
|Rep1= Marco Rubio
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
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|Rep1= Cory Gardner
|Rep2=Ron Johnson
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|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep3=Jeff Flake
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|Rep2=Marco Rubio
|Rep4=John McCain
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|Rep3=Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) {{!}} Ron Johnson
|Rep5=
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|Rep4=Johnny Isakson
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|Rep5=Jeff Flake
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep7=
 
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|Rep20=
 
|Rep20=
 
|Dem1=Ben Cardin
 
|Dem1=Ben Cardin
|demleader1=Chairman
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
 
|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
 
|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
|Dem3=Robert Casey
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|Dem3=Chris Coons
 
|Dem4=Tom Udall
 
|Dem4=Tom Udall
|Dem5=Christopher Murphy
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|Dem5=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem7=
 
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|Dem20=
 
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}}
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<br>'''''Note:''' Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "East Asian and Pacific Affairs" to "East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy."''<ref name=subcom />
  
<big>'''European Affairs'''</big>
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===Europe and Regional Security Cooperation===
The subcommittee deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with the countries on the continent of Europe (except the states of Central Asia that are within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs), and with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Matters relating to Greenland and the northern polar region are also the responsibility of this subcommittee.
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.foreign.senate.gov/about/subcommittees here].''
 
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*114th Congress Chairman: [[Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)|Ron Johnson]] (WI)
This subcommittee's responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region relating to: (1) terrorism and non-proliferation; (2) crime and illicit narcotics; (3) U.S. foreign assistance programs; and (4) the promotion of U.S. trade and exports.
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*113th Congress Chairman: [[Christopher Murphy]] (CT)
 
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*112th Congress Chairman: [[Jeanne Shaheen]] (NH)
*113th Congress Chair: [[Christopher Murphy]] (
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{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
*112th Congress Chair: [[Jeanne Shaheen]] (NH)<ref name="subs"/>
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|Collapse=
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
|Collapse=Yes
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|Rep1=Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) {{!}} Ron Johnson
|Committee1=SUBCOMMITTEE ON EUROPEAN AFFAIRS
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|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep1=Ron Johnson
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|Rep2=Rand Paul
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
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|Rep3=James Risch
|Rep2=James Risch
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|Rep4=Cory Gardner
|Rep3=Jeff Flake
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|Rep5=John Barrasso
|Rep4=John Barrasso
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|Rep5=
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|Rep6=
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep7=
 
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|Rep19=
 
|Rep19=
 
|Rep20=
 
|Rep20=
|Dem1=Christopher Murphy
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|Dem1=Jeanne Shaheen
|demleader1=Chairman
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
|Dem2=Robert Casey
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|Dem2=Chris Murphy (Connecticut) {{!}} Christopher Murphy
|Dem3=Jeanne Shaheen
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|Dem3=Tim Kaine
|Dem4=Christopher Coons
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|Dem4=Edward Markey
|Dem5=Richard Durbin
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|Dem5=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem7=
 
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|Dem20=
 
|Dem20=
 
}}
 
}}
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<br>'''''Note:''' Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "European Affairs" to "Europe and Regional Security Cooperation."''<ref name=subcom />
  
<big>'''International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps'''</big>
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===Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy===
The subcommittee's responsibilities include general oversight responsibility for U.S. development policy and foreign assistance programs.  It includes U.S. bilateral humanitarian, development, economic, trade and security assistance programs carried out by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and other U.S. agencies, and U.S. voluntary contributions to international organizations providing assistance to foreign nations. It also includes matters related to: (1) international monetary policy, including U.S. participation in international financial institutions; (2) U.S. foreign economic policy, including export enhancement and trade promotion; and (3) international investment, protection of intellectual property, and technological transfer. Finally, the subcommittee is responsible for matters related to all of the activities and programs of the Peace Corps, international energy security, and international environmental protection, including the oceans and space.
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.foreign.senate.gov/about/subcommittees here].''
 
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*114th Congress Chairman [[John Barrasso]] (WY)
*113th Congress Chair: [[Tim Kaine]]
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*113th Congress Chairman: [[Ed Markey]] (MA)
*112th Congress Chair: [[Benjamin L. Cardin]] (MD)<ref name="subs"/>
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*112th Congress Chairman: [[Benjamin L. Cardin]] (MD)
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
|Collapse=Yes
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|Collapse=
|Committee1=SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOREIGN ASSISTANCE, ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AND PEACE CORPS
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
 
|Rep1=John Barrasso
 
|Rep1=John Barrasso
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
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|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep2=James Risch
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|Rep2=David Perdue
|Rep3=Jeff Flake
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|Rep3=James Risch
|Rep4=Rand Paul
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|Rep4=Jeff Flake
|Rep5=
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|Rep5=Cory Gardner
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep7=
 
|Rep7=
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|Rep19=
 
|Rep19=
 
|Rep20=
 
|Rep20=
|Dem1=Tim Kaine
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|Dem1=Tom Udall
|demleader1=Chairman
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
|Dem2=Christopher Coons
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|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
|Dem3=Richard Durbin
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|Dem3=Jeanne Shaheen
|Dem4=Tom Udall
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|Dem4=Edward Markey
|Dem5=Christopher Murphy
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|Dem5=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem7=
 
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|Dem20=
 
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<br>'''''Note:''' Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps" to "Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy."''<ref name=subcom />
  
<big>'''International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues'''</big>
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===State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development===
The subcommittee's responsibilities include all matters involving international operations and organizations, human rights, democracy, and global women's issues.  This jurisdiction includes the general oversight responsibility for the Department of State, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Foreign Service, and public diplomacy. It also includes oversight responsibility for United States participation in the United Nations, its affiliated organizations, and other international organizations not under the jurisdiction of other subcommittees. Finally, it includes general oversight responsibility for U.S. policy in promoting democracy and human rights abroad.
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.foreign.senate.gov/about/subcommittees here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Barbara Boxer]] (CA)
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*114th Congress Chairman: [[David Perdue]] (GA)
*112th Congress Chair: [[Barbara Boxer]] (CA)<ref name="subs"/>
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*113th Congress Chairman: [[Barbara Boxer]] (CA)
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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*112th Congress Chairman: [[Barbara Boxer]] (CA)
|Collapse=Yes
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{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
|Committee1=SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY, AND GLOBAL WOMEN'S ISSUES
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|Collapse=
|Rep1=Rand Paul
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
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|Rep1=David Perdue
|Rep2=Marco Rubio
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|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep3=James Risch
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|Rep2=James Risch
|Rep4=Ron Johnson
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|Rep3=Johnny Isakson
|Rep5=
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|Rep4=Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) {{!}} Ron Johnson
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|Rep5=Rand Paul
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep7=
 
|Rep7=
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|Rep19=
 
|Rep19=
 
|Rep20=
 
|Rep20=
|Dem1=Barbara Boxer
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|Dem1=Tim Kaine
|demleader1=Chairman
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
|Dem2=Robert Casey
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|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
|Dem3=Jeanne Shaheen
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|Dem3=Chris Coons
|Dem4=Richard Durbin
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|Dem4=Chris Murphy (Connecticut) {{!}} Chris Murphy
|Dem5=Tim Kaine
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|Dem5=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem6=
 
|Dem7=
 
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|Dem20=
 
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<br>'''''Note:''' Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues" to "State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development."''<ref name=subcom />
  
<big>'''Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs'''</big>
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===Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism===
This subcommittee deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with the countries of the Middle East and Arab North Africa.  This subcommittee's geographic responsibilities also encompass U.S. relations with the countries of South and Central Asia, corresponding to the jurisdiction of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in the Department of State. This subcommittee's responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region relating to: (1) terrorism and non-proliferation; (2) crime and illicit narcotics; (3) U.S. foreign assistance programs; and (4) the promotion of U.S. trade and exports.
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.foreign.senate.gov/about/subcommittees here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Robert Casey]]
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*114th Congress Chairman: [[James Risch]] (ID)
*112th Congress Chair: [[Robert P. Casey]] (PA)<ref name="subs"/>
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*113th Congress Chairman: [[Tim Kaine]] (VA)
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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*112th Congress Chairman: [[Robert P. Casey]] (PA)
|Collapse=Yes
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{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
|Committee1=SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS
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|Collapse=
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
 
|Rep1=James Risch
 
|Rep1=James Risch
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
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|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep2=Marco Rubio
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|Rep2=David Perdue
|Rep3=Ron Johnson
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|Rep3=Rand Paul
|Rep4=John McCain
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|Rep4=Marco Rubio
|Rep5=
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|Rep5=Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) {{!}} Ron Johnson
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep6=
 
|Rep7=
 
|Rep7=
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|Rep19=
 
|Rep19=
 
|Rep20=
 
|Rep20=
|Dem1=Robert Casey
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|Dem1=Chris Murphy (Connecticut) {{!}} Chris Murphy
|demleader1=Chairman
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
|Dem2=Barbara Boxer
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|Dem2=Ben Cardin
|Dem3=Ben Cardin
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|Dem3=Jeanne Shaheen
|Dem4=Jeanne Shaheen
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|Dem5=Tim Kaine
|Dem5=Christopher Coons
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|Dem6=
 
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<br>'''''Note:''' Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs" to "Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism."''<ref name=subcom />
  
<big>'''Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs'''</big>
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===Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues===
This subcommittee deals with U.S. relations with the nations of the Western Hemisphere, including Canada and the nations of the Caribbean.  The subcommittee also deals with boundary matters, and U.S. policy with regard to the Organization of American States.  This subcommittee's responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region relating to (1) terrorism and non-proliferation; (2) U.S. foreign assistance programs; and (3) the promotion of U.S. trade and exports. This subcommittee also exercises general oversight over all U.S. foreign policy programs and international cooperative efforts to combat the flow of illegal drugs or substances.
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.foreign.senate.gov/about/subcommittees here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Tom Udall]]
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*114th Congress Chairman: [[Marco Rubio]] (FL)
*112th Congress Chair: [[Robert Menendez]] (NJ)<ref name="subs"/>
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*113th Congress Chairman: [[Tom Udall]] (NM)
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
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*112th Congress Chairman: [[Robert Menendez]] (NJ)
|Collapse=Yes
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{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
|Committee1=SUBCOMMITTEE ON WESTERN HEMISPHERE AND GLOBAL NARCOTICS AFFAIRS
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|Collapse=
|Rep1=John McCain
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|Committee1=Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
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|Rep1=Marco Rubio
|Rep2=Marco Rubio
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|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep3=John Barrasso
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|Rep2=Jeff Flake
|Rep4=Rand Paul
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|Rep3=Cory Gardner
|Rep5=
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|Rep4=David Perdue
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|Rep5=Johnny Isakson
 
|Rep6=
 
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Committees of the U.S. Congress

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U.S. House Committees
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Background
United States CongressUnited States SenateUnited States House of RepresentativesUnited States Constitution113th United States Congress112th United States Congress
The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. It was created in 1816, and its inaugural session was chaired by James Barbour.[1]

Leadership

114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is Bob Corker (R).

113th Congress

The committee chairman in the 113th Congress was initially John F. Kerry (D). He was subsequently replaced by Robert Menendez (D), after Kerry accepted the nomination for U.S. Secretary of State.[2]

112th Congress

The committee chairman in the 112th Congress was John F. Kerry (D).

Membership

2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Foreign Relations Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (9)Republican members (10)
Robert Menendez (New Jersey) Ranking MemberBob Corker (Tennessee) Chairman
Barbara Boxer (California) Jim Risch (Idaho)
Ben Cardin (Maryland) Marco Rubio (Florida)
Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire) Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)
Chris Coons (Delaware) Jeff Flake (Arizona)
Tom Udall (New Mexico) Cory Gardner (Colorado)
Chris Murphy (Connecticut) David Perdue (Georgia)
Tim Kaine (Virginia) Johnny Isakson (Georgia)
Edward Markey (Massachusetts) Rand Paul (Kentucky)
John Barrasso (Wyoming)

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Subcommittees

Africa and Global Health Policy

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (5)
Edward Markey Ranking MemberJeff Flake Chairman
Chris Coons Johnny Isakson
Tom Udall Rand Paul
Ben Cardin John Barrasso
Marco Rubio


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "African Affairs" to "Africa and Global Health Policy."[3]

East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (5)
Ben Cardin Ranking MemberCory Gardner Chairman
Barbara Boxer Marco Rubio
Chris Coons Ron Johnson
Tom Udall Johnny Isakson
Jeff Flake


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "East Asian and Pacific Affairs" to "East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy."[3]

Europe and Regional Security Cooperation

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (5)
Jeanne Shaheen Ranking Member Ron Johnson Chairman
Christopher Murphy Rand Paul
Tim Kaine James Risch
Edward Markey Cory Gardner
John Barrasso


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "European Affairs" to "Europe and Regional Security Cooperation."[3]

Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (5)
Tom Udall Ranking MemberJohn Barrasso Chairman
Barbara Boxer David Perdue
Jeanne Shaheen James Risch
Edward Markey Jeff Flake
Cory Gardner


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps" to "Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy."[3]

State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (5)
Tim Kaine Ranking MemberDavid Perdue Chairman
Barbara Boxer James Risch
Chris Coons Johnny Isakson
Chris Murphy Ron Johnson
Rand Paul


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues" to "State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development."[3]

Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Chris Murphy Ranking MemberJames Risch Chairman
Ben Cardin David Perdue
Jeanne Shaheen Rand Paul
Marco Rubio
Ron Johnson


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs" to "Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism."[3]

Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (5)
Barbara Boxer Ranking MemberMarco Rubio Chairman
Tom Udall Jeff Flake
Tim Kaine Cory Gardner
Edward Markey David Perdue
Johnny Isakson


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "Western Hemisphere and Global Narcotics Affairs" to "Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues."[3]

Jurisdiction

According to the official Senate website, the jurisdiction of the Foreign Relations Committee includes the following:

  1. Acquisition of land and buildings for embassies and legations in foreign countries.
  2. Boundaries of the United States.
  3. Diplomatic service.
  4. Foreign economic, military, technical, and humanitarian assistance.
  5. Foreign loans.
  6. International activities of the American National Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
  7. International aspects of nuclear energy, including nuclear transfer policy.
  8. International conferences and congresses.
  9. International law as it relates to foreign policy.
  10. International Monetary Fund and other international organizations established primarily for international monetary purposes (except that, at the request of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, any proposed legislation relating to such subjects reported by the Committee on Foreign Relations shall be referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs).
  11. Intervention abroad and declarations of war.
  12. Measures to foster commercial intercourse with foreign nations and to safeguard American business interests abroad.
  13. National security and international aspects of trusteeships of the United States.
  14. Ocean and international environmental and scientific affairs as they relate to foreign policy.
  15. Protection of United States citizens abroad and expatriation.
  16. Relations of the United States with foreign nations generally.
  17. Treaties and executive agreements, except reciprocal trade agreements.
  18. United Nations and its affiliated organizations.
  19. World Bank group, the regional development banks, and other international organizations established primarily for development assistance purposes.
  20. to study and review, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to the national security policy, foreign policy, and international economic policy as it relates to foreign policy of the United States, and matters relating to food, hunger, and nutrition in foreign countries, and report thereon from time to time.
  21. review and study, on a continuing basis, the application, administration, and execution of those laws or parts of laws, the subject matter of which is within the jurisdiction of the committee.”
  22. responsibility to assist the Senate in its constitutional function of providing “advice and consent” to all treaties entered into by the United States and all nominations to the principal executive branch positions in the field of foreign policy and diplomacy.

[4]

—United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations[5]

Contact

444 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-6225

Majority Phone: (202) 224-4651
Majority Fax: (202) 228-3612
Minority Phone: (202) 224-6797

See also

External links

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References

  1. United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, "History of the Committee History," accessed March 20, 2012
  2. United States Senate Democrats, "Reid Announces Updated Committee Assignments For 113th Congress," January 4, 2013
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  5. United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations