Committee on Foreign Affairs
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs is made up of seven subcommittees including 1) Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; 2) Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights; 3) Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia; 4) Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade; 5) Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; 6) Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; and 7) Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs is responsible for relations of the United States with foreign nations generally. This includes intervention abroad and declarations of war like Iraq. The Committee on Foreign Affairs is also responsible for export controls, including nonproliferation of nuclear technology and nuclear hardware and international commodity agreements (other than those involving sugar) including all agreements for cooperation in the export of nuclear technology and nuclear hardware.
Additionally, the Committee has jurisdiction for acquisition of land and building for embassies and legation in foreign countries, establishment of boundary lines between the United States and foreign nations, international conferences and congresses, United Nation organizations, international education, foreign loans, diplomatic service, international economic policy, measures to foster commercial intercourse with foreign nations and to safeguard American business abroad, the American National Red Cross, and the protection of American citizens abroad.
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican from Florida, is the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. My good friend, Congressman Howard L. Berman, a Democrat from California, is the Ranking Member on the Committee.
Committee Members are listed here. Thanks to your support and prayers, I continue to hold for American Samoa the third most senior Democratic position on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. I am also Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Click on these links to learn more about my Subcommittee assignments which include the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.