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Rep. Lee Zeldin Selected for Two Important U.S House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittees

January 15, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC- Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C- NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs’ Committee, announced today that he was appointed to serve on two important subcommittees: the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.

The Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa has jurisdiction over U.S. involvement within the Middle East and North Africa, including but not limited to, identification and development of options for meeting future problems and issues, oversight of foreign assistance activities affecting the region, matters affecting political relations, human rights practices, regional activities of the United Nations and many more.

The Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade has jurisdiction over U.S. efforts to manage and coordinate international programs to combat terrorism and efforts to bring international terrorists to justice, including oversight of nonproliferation matters involving nuclear, chemical, biological and other weapons of mass destruction, sanction laws pertaining to individual countries, international economic and trade policy, commerce with foreign countries, in addition to many other matters.

With over 11 years of military service, Congressman Zeldin will bring his unique insight and firsthand experience to best serve these subcommittees.

"We must be vigilant now more than ever with the growing instability and rise of terrorism, not only in the Middle East, but across the globe," stated Congressman Zeldin, who also co-chairs the House Republican Israel Caucus. "I look forward to serving on these important subcommittees to focus on the very serious threats that exist to our national security and those of our allies."