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Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York)

Sires gets Foreign Affairs subcommittee chair

By David Wildstein, January 29 2019 6:25 pm

Rep. Albio Sires will chair the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade.

“This region is deeply personal to me and many of my constituents. It is also a critical component of our foreign policy and national security considerations,” Sires said.  “It is essential that we continue addressing the ongoing challenges the Hemisphere faces, including the protection of human rights, combating violence and corruption, strengthening democracy, and examining the root causes of migration. Additionally, my colleagues and I will work to hold the Administration accountable for its foreign policy decisions, and the impact they have on the Hemisphere.”

Sires has served as ranking minority member of the subcommittee since 2013.

The subcommittee has jurisdiction over issues pertaining to the countries in South America, North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The subcommittee also has oversight of matters relating to international economic and trade policy, and civilian security, including transnational organized crime and preventing violence by state or non-state actors.

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