Congressman Sherman Remains Top Democrat on Asia Subcommittee; Named to Subcommittee Dealing with Russia
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman, the second-ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, announced new Foreign Affairs Subcommittee roles for the 115th Congress.
Sherman will remain the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Asia and was named the second-ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, where he will focus on Russia and President Trump’s relationship with Russia.
The Subcommittee on Asia, which has jurisdiction over foreign relations with over half the world’s population, will remain important as Congress and the Trump administration focus on the region. From this post, Sherman will tackle an array of issues including U.S.-China relations, large-scale economic policy in Asia, U.S. relations with our allies and partners in Asia, developing our critical relationship with India, and advancing our ties with countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia.
“It is a great privilege to be the Ranking Member on Asia,” said Sherman. “As this administration continues to ramp up interest in Asia, I hope to help shape better trade policy and scale back the free trade agreements which have increased our trade deficit, outsourced jobs and rewarded countries that have not traded fairly with the United States.”
The Europe and Eurasia Subcommittee will have jurisdiction over foreign relations concerning the post-Soviet states, in particular, Russia, and the Central Asian republics. Also, the subcommittee has oversight related to emerging foreign threats to the national security and interests of the United States.
“Given President Trump’s close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Eurasia Subcommittee will be an integral part of ensuring that the administration’s relationship with the Russian government does not threaten our nation’s security or our values,” Sherman said.
Sherman is also the Chairman Emeritus on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.