Foreign Affairs

The United States is a leader on the world stage and looked to for leadership and involvement in the many challenges found around the globe.  As a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, I work with other committee members to determine what our involvement should be on those issues. 

I am currently the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, a volatile area of the world in which there are many policy challenges for the U.S.  I also am a member of the Subcommittee on African Affairs; Subcommittee on European Affairs; and Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs.

America cannot be the policeman to the world. It is, however, important that we recognize matters in which America has a national interest and engage appropriately exercising great restraint whenever military action is considered.

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