“I am honored to continue serving as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade for the 114th Congress. Faced with determined and bold enemies like ISIS and Al Qaeda, our nation has yet to develop a clearly defined strategy to combat these threats. At the same time, Iran marches towards a nuclear bomb. Now is not the time to ease sanctions or give concessions for a faux diplomatic victory. The possibility of concluding two regional free trade agreements in both the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership means that we have the opportunity to stop the spread of communist like economic principles and expand the free market system like never before, all while injecting billions of dollars into our economy. I look forward to the TNT Subcommittee continuing to lead on these issues and to provide oversight on the Administration’s policies. I am grateful to Chairman Ed Royce for this opportunity and appreciate his leadership over the full committee.”
TNT Subcommittee Jurisdiction
The subcommittee has oversight and legislative jurisdiction over U.S. efforts to manage and coordinate international programs to combat terrorism (as coordinated by the Department of State and other agencies), and efforts to bring international terrorists to justice. With the concurrence of the Chairman of the full Committee, it may conduct oversight of, and consider legislation pertaining to, nonproliferation matters involving nuclear, chemical, biological and other weapons of mass destruction, except for legislation involving the Foreign Assistance Act, the Arms Export Control Act, the Export Administration Act, and sanctions laws pertaining to individual countries and the provision of foreign assistance (which is reserved to the full Committee). The subcommittee may conduct oversight of matters relating to: international economic and trade policy; commerce with foreign countries; international investment policy; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Trade and Development Agency; commodity agreements; and special oversight of international financial and monetary institutions; the Export-Import Bank, and customs. With the concurrence of the Chairman of the full Committee, it may exercise legislative jurisdiction over measures related to export promotion and measures related to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Trade and Development Agency.