United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations facts for kids
The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. It is in charge with leading foreign-policy legislation and debate in the Senate. The Foreign Relations Committee is in charge for overseeing (but not administering) and giving money to foreign aid programs as well as buying weapons and training for national allies. The committee is also in charge of questioning people chosen for important jobs in the Department of State. The committee looks at important treaties and legislation, ranging from the Alaska purchase in 1867 to the creation of the United Nations in 1945. It also in charge of people chosen for diplomatic jobs. They deal with U.S. interests with foreign countries.
Members, 116th Congress
|Africa and Global Health Policy||Lindsey Graham (R-SC)||Tim Kaine (D-VA)|
|East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy||Cory Gardner (R-CO)||Ed Markey (D-MA)|
|Europe and Regional Security Cooperation||Ron Johnson (R-WI)||Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)|
|Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism||Mitt Romney (R-UT)||Chris Murphy (D-CT)|
|Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy||Todd Young (R-IN)||Jeff Merkley (D-OR)|
|State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development||Vacant||Cory Booker (D-NJ)|
|Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues||Marco Rubio (R-FL)||Ben Cardin (D-MD)|
Images for kids
Committee chairman Senator J. William Fulbright (left) with Senator Wayne Morse during a hearing on the Vietnam War in 1966
Chris Murphy and another official from the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee inspecting burnt down printing press of Uthayan newspaper in Jaffna on December 7, 2013 while E. Saravanapavan, the Managing Director of the newspaper explaining something to him.
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