House Foreign Affairs Committee Rule 14
Number and Jurisdiction of Subcommittees
(b) Subcommittees. There shall be six (6) standing subcommittees. The names and jurisdiction of those subcommittees shall be as follows:
- Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights
- Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation
- Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber
- International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social Impact
- Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism
- Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy
The subcommittees shall have jurisdiction over the following within their respective regions:
(1) Matters affecting the political relations between the United States and other countries and regions, including resolutions or other legislative measures directed to such relations.
(2) Legislation and oversight regarding human rights practices in particular countries.
(3) Legislation with respect to region- or country-specific loans or other financial relations outside the Foreign Assistance Act.
(4) Legislation with respect to disaster assistance outside the Foreign Assistance Act, boundary issues, and international claims.
(5) Oversight of regional lending institutions.
(6) Oversight of matters related to the regional activities of the United Nations, of its affiliated agencies, and of other multilateral institutions.
(7) Identification and development of options for meeting future challenges relating to U.S. interests in the region including terrorism and cyber issues.
(8) Oversight of base rights and other facilities access agreements and regional security pacts.
(9) Concurrent oversight jurisdiction with respect to matters assigned to the other subcommittees insofar as they may affect the region.
(10) Oversight of foreign assistance activities affecting the region.
(11) Such other matters as the Chairman of the full Committee may determine.
The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Global Human Rights: In addition to its regional jurisdiction, oversight of: international health issues, including transboundary infectious diseases, maternal health and child survival, and programs related to the global ability to address health issues; population issues. In addition, legislation and oversight pertaining to global human rights.
The Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation: In addition to its regional jurisdiction, oversight of: nonproliferation matters involving nuclear, chemical, biological and other weapons of mass destruction.
The Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber: In addition to its regional jurisdiction, including European economic alliances and security interests in former Soviet Union states, oversight of: global energy trends; energy security, responses to energy crises and challenges; international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; development of renewable energy technologies; promotion of transparency and good governance in the global energy sector; universal access to uninterrupted and affordable energy; climate change; environmental conservation and wildlife protection; and international cyber policy.
The Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social Impact: Oversight of: international development policy; the United Nations and its affiliated agencies (excluding peacekeeping and enforcement of United Nations or other international sanctions); and matters relating to corporate social impact and responsibility, including the promotion of responsible and ethical social, environmental and business practices.
The Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism: In addition to its regional jurisdiction, oversight of multilateral counterterrorism efforts.
The Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy: In addition to its regional jurisdiction, oversight of: matters relating to international economic and trade policy; commerce with foreign countries; international investment policy; the International Development Finance Corporation and Trade and Development Agency; commodity agreements; and special oversight of international financial and monetary institutions; the Export-Import Bank, and customs; civilian security, including transnational organized crime and preventing violence by state or non-state actors; and migration and forced displacement. With the concurrence of the Chairman of the full Committee, legislative jurisdiction over measures related to export promotion and measures related to the International Development Finance Corporation and the Trade and Development Agency.