Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism



The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the following within the Middle East and North Africa:

(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 with respect to disaster assistance outside the Foreign Assistance Act, boundary issues, and international claims;

(3) Legislation with respect to region- or country-specific loans or other financial relations outside the Foreign Assistance Act;

(4) Legislation and oversight regarding human rights practices in particular countries;

(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 problems and issues relating to U.S. interests in the region;

(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 functional subcommittees insofar as they may affect the region;

(10) Oversight of foreign assistance activities affecting the region,