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Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy

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

Majority

  • Jeff Merkley (Oregon) Picture of Jeff Merkley
  • Ben Cardin (Maryland) Picture of Ben Cardin
  • Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire) Picture of Jeanne Shaheen
  • Edward J. Markey (MA) Picture of Edward J. Markey
Official Portrait of Marco Rubio
Ranking Member

Marco Rubio (Florida)

Minority

  • Rob Portman (Ohio) Picture of Rob Portman
  • John Barrasso (Wyoming) Picture of John Barrasso
  • Bill Hagerty (Tennessee) Picture of Bill Hagerty
  • Ted Cruz (Texas) Picture of Ted Cruz

Jurisdiction

This subcommittee deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with the countries of the Western Hemisphere, including Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, and the other countries in the Caribbean, as well as the Organization of American States. This subcommittee's regional responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region, including matters 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.

In addition, this subcommittee has global responsibility for transnational crime, trafficking in persons (also known as modern slavery or human trafficking), global narcotics flows, civilian security, democracy, human rights, and global women's issues.

Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation

Majority

  • Ben Cardin (Maryland) Picture of Ben Cardin
  • Chris Murphy (Connecticut) Picture of Chris Murphy
  • Chris Van Hollen (Maryland) Picture of Chris Van Hollen
  • Christopher Coons (Delaware) Picture of Christopher Coons
Official Portrait of Ron Johnson
Ranking Member

Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)

Minority

  • John Barrasso (Wyoming) Picture of John Barrasso
  • Mitt Romney (Utah) Picture of Mitt Romney
  • Rob Portman (Ohio) Picture of Rob Portman
  • Todd Young (Indiana) Picture of Todd Young

Jurisdiction

The subcommittee deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with the countries in Europe and the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and regional intergovernmental organizations like the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (except the states of Central Asia that are within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism). This subcommittee's regional responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region, including matters 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.

In addition, this subcommittee has global responsibility for regional security cooperation.

Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy

Majority

  • Christopher Coons (Delaware) Picture of Christopher Coons
  • Chris Murphy (Connecticut) Picture of Chris Murphy
  • Brian Schatz (Hawaii) Picture of Brian Schatz
  • Jeff Merkley (Oregon) Picture of Jeff Merkley
Official Portrait of Mitt Romney
Ranking Member

Mitt Romney (Utah)

Minority

  • Ted Cruz (Texas) Picture of Ted Cruz
  • Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) Picture of Ron Johnson
  • Mike Rounds (South Dakota) Picture of Mike Rounds
  • Bill Hagerty (Tennessee) Picture of Bill Hagerty

Jurisdiction

The subcommittee deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with the countries of East Asia and the Pacific as well as regional intergovernmental organizations like the Association of South East Asian Nations and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. This subcommittee's regional responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region, including matters 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.

In addition, this subcommittee has global responsibility for international cybersecurity and space policy.

Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism

Majority

  • Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire) Picture of Jeanne Shaheen
  • Edward J. Markey (MA) Picture of Edward J. Markey
  • Cory Booker (New Jersey) Picture of Cory Booker
  • Chris Van Hollen (Maryland) Picture of Chris Van Hollen
Official Portrait of Todd Young
Ranking Member

Todd Young (Indiana)

Minority

  • Rand Paul (Kentucky) Picture of Rand Paul
  • Ted Cruz (Texas) Picture of Ted Cruz
  • Mitt Romney (Utah) Picture of Mitt Romney
  • Bill Hagerty (Tennessee) Picture of Bill Hagerty

Jurisdiction

This subcommittee deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with the countries of the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Central Asia, as well as regional intergovernmental organizations. This subcommittee's regional responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region, including matters 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.

In addition, this subcommittee has global responsibility for counterterrorism matters.

Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy

Majority

  • Cory Booker (New Jersey) Picture of Cory Booker
  • Tim Kaine (Virginia) Picture of Tim Kaine
  • Jeff Merkley (Oregon) Picture of Jeff Merkley
  • Christopher Coons (Delaware) Picture of Christopher Coons

Minority

  • Marco Rubio (Florida) Picture of Marco Rubio
  • Todd Young (Indiana) Picture of Todd Young
  • John Barrasso (Wyoming) Picture of John Barrasso
  • Rand Paul (Kentucky) Picture of Rand Paul

Jurisdiction

The subcommittee deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with countries in Africa (except those, like the countries of North Africa, specifically covered by other subcommittees), as well as regional intergovernmental organizations like the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States. This subcommittee's regional responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region, including matters 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.

In addition, this subcommittee has global responsibility for health-related policy, including disease outbreak and response.

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

Majority

  • Tim Kaine (Virginia) Picture of Tim Kaine
  • Brian Schatz (Hawaii) Picture of Brian Schatz
  • Chris Murphy (Connecticut) Picture of Chris Murphy
  • Edward J. Markey (MA) Picture of Edward J. Markey

Minority

  • Rand Paul (Kentucky) Picture of Rand Paul
  • Ted Cruz (Texas) Picture of Ted Cruz
  • Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) Picture of Ron Johnson
  • Marco Rubio (Florida) Picture of Marco Rubio

Jurisdiction

The subcommittee's responsibilities include all matters involving State Department, USAID, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Peace Corps management and international operations, bilateral international development policy, and bilateral foreign assistance. This jurisdiction includes the general oversight responsibility for management and operations of the Department of State, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and the Foreign Service, as well as public diplomacy matters. This subcommittee will have responsibility for reviewing the budget and operations of the State Department and USAID.

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

Majority

  • Brian Schatz (Hawaii) Picture of Brian Schatz
  • Cory Booker (New Jersey) Picture of Cory Booker
  • Ben Cardin (Maryland) Picture of Ben Cardin
  • Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire) Picture of Jeanne Shaheen
Official Portrait of Rob Portman
Ranking Member

Rob Portman (Ohio)

Minority

  • Todd Young (Indiana) Picture of Todd Young
  • Rand Paul (Kentucky) Picture of Rand Paul
  • John Barrasso (Wyoming) Picture of John Barrasso
  • Mike Rounds (South Dakota) Picture of Mike Rounds

Jurisdiction

The subcommittee's responsibilities include general oversight responsibility for U.S. multilateral international development policy, multilateral foreign assistance, and all U.S. mandatory and voluntary contributions to international organizations and relationship with such entities, including the U.N. and its affiliated agencies. The subcommittee's responsibilities also include matters related to international monetary policy, including U.S. participation in international financial institutions and trade organizations, U.S. foreign economic policy, including export enhancement and trade promotion, international investment, international trade, protection of intellectual property, and technology transfer, as well as international energy policy and environmental policy, including matters related to the oceans and the Arctic.