WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Foreign Affairs Committee announced the selection of Congressman Mike Lawler to serve as a member during the 118th Congress, making him one of the only freshmen selected to serve on this critical committee.
“I am thrilled to have been selected to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” Rep. Lawler stated. “I look forward to working with Chairman McCaul and Committee members on both sides of the aisle to help ensure that the United States remains the preeminent global power it has been for centuries. We must not hesitate to stand up to Chinese and Russian aggression; we must continue to provide support to Ukraine and our European Allies; and with ongoing challenges in the Middle East and an emboldened Iran looming, it will be critically important to bolster our support for one of our closest allies, Israel, in the coming weeks, months, and years.”
“I am looking forward to working with our returning members and our new, diverse freshmen class on the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 118th Congress,” said Chairman McCaul. “As we work to hold the Biden administration accountable in a Republican House Majority, we will need a strong and united voice to confront the many challenges the U.S. and our allies face on the world stage. I am confident the experience and expertise of our veteran members along with the strong backgrounds of our new members will help accomplish our foreign policy goals and protect America’s interests abroad.”
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over many critical diplomatic and national security issues, including foreign assistance, national security developments, strategic planning and agreements, war powers, treaties, executive agreements, and the deployment and use of United States Armed Forces, peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and enforcement of United Nations or other international sanctions, arms control and disarmament issues, the United States Agency for International Development, international law enforcement issues, including narcotics control programs and activities, public diplomacy, including international communication, information policy, international education, and cultural programs, and more.
New York’s 17th District, which includes all or parts of Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, is a suburban district located just north of New York City. The 17th District is also home to one of the largest Jewish populations in the country.