Today, Congressman Tom Cotton (AR-04) was named to the Terrorism, Nonproliferation, & Trade Subcommittee (TNT) and the Middle East & North Africa Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
"I am very pleased to be named to these subcommittees. With the benefit of my experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, I am eager to play a part in American foreign policy efforts in the Middle East and North Africa region--an area that regrettably continues to suffer from instability.
"In addition, I have seen the devastating effects of terrorism, both in the U.S. and abroad. Strong counterterrorism programs are vital to our nation's security as well as the security of our trusted allies," said Cotton.
The TNT Subcommittee is chaired by Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) and has oversight and legislative responsibilities over the United States' 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.
The Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee is chaired by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and claims jurisdiction over matters affecting the political relations between the United States and the Middle East and North African nations, including resolutions or other legislative measures directed to such relations.
The first Foreign Affairs Committee hearing of the 113th Congress will be on Wednesday, January 23, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify and respond to questions regarding the September 11th attack on the Libyan Embassy in Benghazi.