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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

  • Rob Portman (Ohio) Picture of Rob Portman
  • Ted Cruz (Texas) Picture of Ted Cruz
  • Cory Gardner (Colorado) Picture of Cory Gardner
  • John Barrasso (Wyoming) Picture of John Barrasso
Official Portrait of Ben Cardin
Ranking Member

Ben Cardin (Maryland)

Minority

  • Tom Udall (New Mexico) Picture of Tom Udall
  • Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire) Picture of Jeanne Shaheen
  • Tim Kaine (Virginia) Picture of Tim Kaine

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

  • John Barrasso (Wyoming) Picture of John Barrasso
  • Rob Portman (Ohio) Picture of Rob Portman
  • Rand Paul (Kentucky) Picture of Rand Paul
  • Mitt Romney (Utah) Picture of Mitt Romney

Minority

  • Chris Murphy (Connecticut) Picture of Chris Murphy
  • Ben Cardin (Maryland) Picture of Ben Cardin
  • Christopher Coons (Delaware) Picture of Christopher Coons

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

  • Marco Rubio (Florida) Picture of Marco Rubio
  • Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) Picture of Ron Johnson
  • Johnny Isakson (Georgia) Picture of Johnny Isakson
  • Todd Young (Indiana) Picture of Todd Young
Official Portrait of Edward J. Markey
Ranking Member

Edward J. Markey (MA)

Minority

  • Christopher Coons (Delaware) Picture of Christopher Coons
  • Jeff Merkley (Oregon) Picture of Jeff Merkley
  • Tom Udall (New Mexico) Picture of Tom Udall

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

  • Ted Cruz (Texas) Picture of Ted Cruz
  • Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) Picture of Lindsey Graham
  • Cory Gardner (Colorado) Picture of Cory Gardner
  • Rand Paul (Kentucky) Picture of Rand Paul

Minority

  • Ben Cardin (Maryland) Picture of Ben Cardin
  • Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire) Picture of Jeanne Shaheen
  • Tim Kaine (Virginia) Picture of Tim Kaine

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

  • Johnny Isakson (Georgia) Picture of Johnny Isakson
  • Rob Portman (Ohio) Picture of Rob Portman
  • Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) Picture of Ron Johnson
  • Ted Cruz (Texas) Picture of Ted Cruz
Official Portrait of Tim Kaine
Ranking Member

Tim Kaine (Virginia)

Minority

  • Christopher Coons (Delaware) Picture of Christopher Coons
  • Cory Booker (New Jersey) Picture of Cory Booker
  • Chris Murphy (Connecticut) Picture of Chris Murphy

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

  • Todd Young (Indiana) Picture of Todd Young
  • Rand Paul (Kentucky) Picture of Rand Paul
  • Rob Portman (Ohio) Picture of Rob Portman
  • Marco Rubio (Florida) Picture of Marco Rubio

Minority

  • Edward J. Markey (MA) Picture of Edward J. Markey
  • Jeff Merkley (Oregon) Picture of Jeff Merkley
  • Tom Udall (New Mexico) Picture of Tom Udall

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

  • Mitt Romney (Utah) Picture of Mitt Romney
  • Rand Paul (Kentucky) Picture of Rand Paul
  • John Barrasso (Wyoming) Picture of John Barrasso
  • Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) Picture of Lindsey Graham
Official Portrait of Jeff Merkley
Ranking Member

Jeff Merkley (Oregon)

Minority

  • Tom Udall (New Mexico) Picture of Tom Udall
  • Edward J. Markey (MA) Picture of Edward J. Markey
  • Cory Booker (New Jersey) Picture of Cory Booker

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.