01.28.15

Senator David Perdue Named Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee Chairman

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) today announced that Senator David Perdue (R-GA) will serve as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development. This subcommittee will have responsibility for reviewing the budget and operations of the State Department and USAID.

“For the last six years, the President’s aimless foreign policy has confused our allies and emboldened our enemies,” said Senator Perdue. “Recent terror attacks around the world serve to remind us that the War on Terror is far from over.

“From the debatable effectiveness of our foreign aid programs to the tragedy that took place in Benghazi, Georgians know that current foreign policy decisions are not making America any safer. Through serious oversight of the budget process we will make sure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly, while protecting our national interests.  

“As chairman, I will work to review the structure and operations of these important agencies to ensure an effective foreign policy that achieves our long-term strategic goals.”

The Subcommittee’s responsibilities include:

  • All matters involving the State Department
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Peace Corps management and international operations
  • Bilateral international development policy, and bilateral foreign assistance.

 

The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes oversight of management and operations of:

  • The State Department
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Broadcasting Board of Governors
  • Foreign Service
  • Public diplomacy matters