SHAHEEN TO SERVE AS RANKING MEMBER OF EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE

Shaheen previously chaired committee in the 112th Congress

January 28, 2015

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that she will serve as Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation for the 114th Congress. The Europe Subcommittee has jurisdiction over critical issues related to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), European Union (EU), and Russia, as well as global responsibility for regional security cooperation.

“We are facing significant foreign policy challenges around the globe, including in Europe, that require careful and deliberate consideration,” Shaheen said. “From the global threat of terrorism, to Russian aggression, to issues of climate change and nonproliferation, to new trade opportunities, we must work together closely with our European allies to address these challenges and opportunities. I look forward to leading in this effort through my role on the European Affairs Subcommittee.”

The Subcommittee’s responsibilities include all matters within the geographic region relating to terrorism and non-proliferation; crime and illicit narcotics; U.S. foreign assistance programs; and the promotion of U.S. trade and exports. The Subcommittee will be chaired by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI).