WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) was named Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. A veteran Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Poe is known for his hard line approach to terrorist organizations and foreign governments who threaten the security of the United States.  Poe also represents Harris County, which is home to the Port of Houston, a hub for international trade. He recognizes the importance of free trade and its economic impact on jobs in the United States.

“I look forward to working with Rep. Ted Poe, the incoming Chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee, to tackle the global threat posed by terrorism, especially the al-Qaeda network and its affiliates,” said Chairman Royce.  “Of course, one of the greatest threats we face is Iran.  Rep. Poe’s experience on the Committee will be a valuable resource in our efforts to stop Iran’s march to nuclear weapons.”

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade,” said Rep. Poe. “This Congress, the Subcommittee will focus on a range of issues, including free trade, international terrorism and the growing threat of a nuclear Iran. Congress must be proactive in learning about the complex nature of the foreign threats we face, remain vigilant in protecting the American people against those who would do us harm, and do its part to ensure those who have already done us harm receive justice.”

Subcommittee Jurisdiction

  • Oversight over the United States’ efforts to manage and coordinate international programs to combat terrorism as coordinated by the Department of State and other agencies, and efforts to bring international terrorists to justice
  • Responsibility over nonproliferation matters involving nuclear, chemical, biological and other weapons of mass destruction
  • Oversight of matters relating to international economic and trade policy
  • Commerce with foreign countries
  • International investment policy
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Trade and Development Agency
  • Commodity agreements
  • Special oversight of international financial and monetary institutions
  • The Export-Import Bank
  • Customs