Deutch Elected Chairman of Middle East, North Africa, Int'l Terrorism Subcommittee


Date: Jan. 29, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Foreign Affairs

Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) was selected by his colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee to serve as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism.

Chairman Deutch has previously served as the Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee since 2013.

"I'm deeply honored to lead this important subcommittee over a region of such significance to our national security and global stability," Chairman Deutch said. "Now more than ever, Congress must present a clear foreign policy vision. From humanitarian crises in Syria and Yemen, to the destabilizing threats of Iran and ISIS, and to ensuring Israel's security while supporting efforts to advance a two-state solution, we cannot afford to turn our attention or our resources away. On this panel we will continue our record of bipartisanship in standing firmly for our allies, promoting human rights and democratic values, and going after terror groups and their sponsors. We will instill confidence in our allies and be resolute against our adversaries. And after two years of the Trump Administration's incoherent and often reckless foreign policy, our panel will work to restore American global leadership."

The Democratic members of the Subcommittee are:
Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11)
Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01)
Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33)
Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32)
Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07)
Congressman David Trone (MD-06)
Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30)
Congressman William Keating (MA-09)
Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51)

The Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee covers the region spanning from Morocco to Iran and Yemen to Israel. The subcommittee's purview includes international terrorist threats, international programs to prevent and combat terrorism, and efforts to bring international terrorists to justice.