Rep. Meeks Statement on being Renamed Ranking Democrat on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee

Jan 31, 2017

Rep. Meeks Statement on being Renamed Ranking Democrat on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee

Washington, D.C. After being renamed as the Ranking Member on the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee within the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Meeks released the following statement:

“As Ranking Member of the EE and ET Subcommittee, I will work to foster and strengthen our economic, military, and cultural ties to Europe in these tumultuous times. President Trump’s agenda for America has us stepping back from the world stage, but I will look to make sure we remain open to working with allies, open to doing business with partners, and open to exchanging ideas and people.”

“The subcommittee has jurisdiction over U.S. - Russia relations.  I hope that we can work in a bipartisan way to examine the Kremlin’s efforts in continuing to undermine democratic institutions in the U.S. and in Europe.

“The Kremlin’s attempts to reshape the continent and the post-war order using war, propaganda, and deceit cannot continue unchecked.

“I look forward to working with my Democratic and Republican friends on the subcommittee to forge a bipartisan, responsible foreign policy for the Europe and Eurasia regions.”

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