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House Committee on Foreign Affairs

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs considers legislation that impacts the diplomatic community, which includes the Department of State, the Agency for International Development, the Peace Corps, the United Nations, and the enforcement of the Arms Export Control Act. (source)


Chair:
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
Ranking Member:
Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
Democrats:
27
Republicans:
24

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Gregory Meeks
Chair
Democrat
NY-5
Portrait of Michael McCaul
Ranking Member
Republican
TX-10
Portrait of Colin Allred
Democrat
TX-32
Portrait of Garland “Andy” Barr
Republican
KY-6
Portrait of Karen Bass
Democrat
CA-37
Portrait of Ami Bera
Democrat
CA-7
Portrait of Ken Buck
Republican
CO-4
Portrait of Tim Burchett
Republican
TN-2
Portrait of Joaquin Castro
Democrat
TX-20
Portrait of Steve Chabot
Republican
OH-1
Portrait of David Cicilline
Democrat
RI-1
Portrait of Gerald Connolly
Democrat
VA-11
Portrait of Jim Costa
Democrat
CA-16
Portrait of Theodore “Ted” Deutch
Democrat
FL-22
Portrait of Brian Fitzpatrick
Republican
PA-1
Portrait of Vicente Gonzalez
Democrat
TX-15
Portrait of Mark Green
Republican
TN-7
Portrait of Chrissy Houlahan
Democrat
PA-6
Portrait of Darrell Issa
Republican
CA-50
Portrait of Ronny Jackson
Republican
TX-13
Portrait of Sara Jacobs
Democrat
CA-53
Portrait of William Keating
Democrat
MA-9
Portrait of Andy Kim
Democrat
NJ-3
Portrait of Young Kim
Republican
CA-39
Portrait of Adam Kinzinger
Republican
IL-16
Portrait of Andy Levin
Democrat
MI-9
Portrait of Ted Lieu
Democrat
CA-33
Portrait of Tom Malinowski
Democrat
NJ-7
Portrait of Nicole Malliotakis
Republican
NY-11
Portrait of Kathy Manning
Democrat
NC-6
Portrait of Brian Mast
Republican
FL-18
Portrait of Peter Meijer
Republican
MI-3
Portrait of Daniel Meuser
Republican
PA-9
Portrait of Ilhan Omar
Democrat
MN-5
Portrait of Scott Perry
Republican
PA-10
Portrait of August Pfluger II
Republican
TX-11
Portrait of Dean Phillips
Democrat
MN-3
Portrait of Maria Salazar
Republican
FL-27
Portrait of Brad Sherman
Democrat
CA-30
Portrait of Albio Sires
Democrat
NJ-8
Portrait of Abigail Spanberger
Democrat
VA-7
Portrait of Gregory Steube
Republican
FL-17
Portrait of Claudia Tenney
Republican
NY-22
Portrait of Dina Titus
Democrat
NV-1
Portrait of Juan Vargas
Democrat
CA-51
Portrait of Ann Wagner
Republican
MO-2
Portrait of Susan Wild
Democrat
PA-7
Portrait of Joe Wilson
Republican
SC-2
Portrait of Lee Zeldin
Republican
NY-1

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 209 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Reports

Date PDF Bill
Nov 17, 2020 PDF H.R. 4644 (116th): Libya Stabilization Act
Oct 17, 2019 PDF H.Res. 326 (116th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution.
Jul 24, 2019 PDF H.R. 3352 (116th): Department of State Authorization Act of 2019
Feb 8, 2019 PDF H.J.Res. 37 (116th): Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.
Nov 9, 2018 PDF H.R. 6651 (115th): PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018
Sep 25, 2018 PDF H.Res. 1017 (115th): Requesting the President, and directing the Secretary of State, to transmit to the House of Representatives copies of all documents, records, communications, transcripts, summaries, notes, memoranda, and read-aheads in their possessi
Jul 11, 2018 PDF H.R. 5105 (115th): BUILD Act of 2018
Jun 8, 2018 PDF H.R. 5480 (115th): Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018
Apr 18, 2018 PDF H.R. 4744 (115th): Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
Jan 3, 2018 PDF H.R. 3445 (115th): AGOA and MCA Modernization Act
Jan 3, 2018 PDF H.R. 3776 (115th): Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2018
Oct 24, 2017 PDF H.R. 3329 (115th): Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017
Oct 24, 2017 PDF H.R. 3342 (115th): Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act
May 11, 2017 PDF H.R. 1677 (115th): Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2018
Apr 28, 2017 PDF H.R. 1644 (115th): Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act
Sep 20, 2016 PDF H.R. 5931 (114th): Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act
Apr 15, 2016 PDF H.R. 4678 (114th): United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Preservation Act
Apr 12, 2016 PDF H.R. 1567 (114th): Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jan 11, 2016 PDF H.R. 757 (114th): North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016
Jan 11, 2016 PDF H.R. 3662 (114th): Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

McCaul Statement on Reports Showing Forced Labor Camps in Xinjiang
    — Dec 28, 2020

McCaul and Rubio Call for Strengthening of Entity List Rules for SMIC
    — Dec 22, 2020

McCaul Supports Omnibus Legislation to Provide COVID Relief and Fund Vital Domestic and International Policies
    — Dec 22, 2020

McCaul and Engel Statement on Turkey Actions Undermining NATO Alliance
    — Dec 16, 2020

McCaul Supports Sanctioning Turkey for Purchasing Russian Air Defense System
    — Dec 14, 2020

McCaul, Engel Statement on Dr. Walid Fitaihi
    — Dec 12, 2020

McCaul Statement on AmCham China Hosting Sanctioned CCP Official at Appreciation Gala
    — Dec 11, 2020

McCaul, Engel, Bass, Smith on Humanitarian Access in Tigray
    — Dec 11, 2020

McCaul and Engel Call for Answers on White House Investigation Into Navalny Poisoning
    — Dec 11, 2020

McCaul and Engel Statement on International Human Rights Day
    — Dec 10, 2020

McCaul Applauds House Passage of FY2021 NDAA
    — Dec 9, 2020

McCaul Applauds Passage of Save Our Seas 2.0
    — Dec 4, 2020

Bipartisan Group of Members of Congress Condemn Venezuelas Sham Legislative Elections
    — Dec 4, 2020

McCaul Congratulates Meeks on Foreign Affairs Chairmanship
    — Dec 3, 2020

McCaul Selected as Republican Leader of Foreign Affairs for 117th Congress
    — Dec 3, 2020

McCaul Statement on Advancing Women in the Middle East
    — Dec 3, 2020

McCaul Statement on Report Detailing Harmful CCP Coverup of Covid-19 Outbreak
    — Dec 2, 2020

McCaul Condemns Maduro Regimes Wrongful Convictions of Americans
    — Nov 28, 2020

McCaul & Engel Call for End to Conflict in Ethiopia
    — Nov 24, 2020

McCaul Appointed to FY2021 NDAA Conference Committee
    — Nov 19, 2020