Jan 13, 2017
WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced that Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) will join the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 115th Congress. The Committee considers legislation that concerns the relations of the United States with foreign nations, and legislation that impacts the diplomatic community, which includes the Department of State, the Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the United Nations, and the enforcement of the Arms Export Control Act.
“I am thrilled to add my voice and experience to the Foreign Affairs Committee during this Congress as we confront the damage caused by eight years of failed Obama foreign policy. I am eager to work with my colleagues to rejuvenate American global leadership, fortify our alliances, and construct a credible political and security architecture that will deter aggression and promote U.S. values and interests,” said Congresswoman Wagner. “The Obama Administration operated under the mistaken presumption that American timidity and compromise were prerequisites for international order. It proved time and again that this was not the case. My Committee work will be founded on the principle that it is in fact through American strength that the world becomes safer and more stable.”
“Congresswoman Wagner’s previous experience as a U.S. Ambassador, in addition to her work in Congress to combat some of the toughest issues facing our nation, proves she will be an asset to our Committee as we work to ensure strong diplomatic ties across the globe,” added Chairman Royce.
Congresswoman Wagner’s role on the Foreign Affairs Committee will be in addition to her position as Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which was announced last week.