The South Asian Times

17 February 2019 21:58 PM

Ami Bera to chair US Congressional panel on foreign affairs

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New Delhi: Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has been named the head of a key Congressional subcommittee that will have broad jurisdiction to conduct oversight into America's foreign policy.

The 53-year-old four-term Congressman would chair the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

"I've always believed that the United States has a duty to lead the world through our example. We have an obligation to confront pressing international issues, build partnerships, and work in a bipartisan manner to strengthen our national security," he said.

The subcommittee will have broad jurisdiction to conduct oversight into America's foreign policy.

"Our goal is to hold government accountable, support the mission of our diplomats, and investigate abuses when they occur. Effective oversight is crucial in any foreign policy mission," Bera said.

Bera said he looks forward to working with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Engel and his Republican colleagues to strengthen their global leadership and make government work more effectively and efficiently for the American people.

Bera, who represents the seventh Congressional District of California, has also been named as the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (PTI)

Update: 08 Feb, 2019

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