Ami Bera Named to House Committee on Foreign Affairs Post
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., was welcomed Jan. 24 by House Committee on Foreign Affairs ranking member Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., as the committee’s new vice ranking member.
The Indian American was the committee Democrats’ unanimous election.
“I’m honored that my colleagues unanimously put their confidence in me to serve in this new ranking position, and I’m energized to continue advancing the role America plays in ensuring stability and security in an increasingly complex global landscape,” said Bera in a statement.
The new vice ranking member positions are intended to better harness emerging leaders in order to strengthen the fight on behalf of hard-working Americans.
Bera has served on the Foreign Affairs Committee since first being elected to the 113th Congress in 2013.
Engel, in addition to Bera, announced the Democratic membership of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittees for the 115th Congress.
Bera was among the members of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, as well as the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Other subcommittees include the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats, and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.
"The Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats are an outstanding group of lawmakers. Our vice ranking member, Mr. Bera, and subcommittee ranking members (California Rep. Brad) Sherman, (New York Rep. Gregory W.) Meeks, (New Jersey Rep. Albio) Sires, (Florida Rep. Theodore E.) Deutch, (California Rep. Karen) Bass and (Massachusetts Rep. William R.) Keating bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership that will help advance American interests around the world. I look forward to getting to work in the 115th Congress," said Engel.