Legislative Committees

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

National Senate Committee

423 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-6225

Parent Committee: Committee on Foreign Relations

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.
Sen. Ben Cardin
(Democratic-MD Sr) Chair
Sen. Marco Rubio
(Republican-FL Sr) Ranking Member
Sen. John Barrasso
(Republican-WY Sr) Member
Sen. Ted Cruz
(Republican-TX Jr) Member
Sen. Tim Kaine
(Democratic-VA Jr) Member
Sen. Rob Portman
(Republican-OH Jr) Member
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
(Democratic-NH Sr) Member