Burchett returning to House Foreign Affairs Committee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan 26, 2021) – The Republican Steering Committee has recommended U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) remain on the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 117th Congress. On returning to the Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Burchett said he is ready to get to work on creating a more peaceful world, holding adversaries like the Chinese Communist Party and the Iranian regime accountable, standing up for Israel and keeping American military members out of harm’s way. The Steering Committee’s recommendations are expected to be ratified by the Republican Conference by next week.
“Outcomes from global events impact East Tennessee communities and our entire nation, that’s just the world we live in today,” Rep. Burchett said. “The Foreign Affairs Committee has a responsibility to ensure we are a global peacekeeper, and that our brave men and women in uniform continue coming home from unnecessary wars. I’m glad to once again serve on this important committee with Lead Republican Michael McCaul and my fellow committee members.”
“I am pleased to welcome back Congressman Burchett to the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” stated House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul. “He has played an integral role on this committee for the last two years, and will continue to do so in the 117th Congress as we work to make the world freer and more prosperous. We are especially happy to have Tim’s expertise on the Israel-United States relationship and his experience working with the committee to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for their malign actions.”
Rep. Burchett has served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee since January 2019. The committee has jurisdiction over legislation that impacts the U.S. Department of State, the Agencies for International Development, the Peace Corps, the United Nations and the enforcement of the Arms Export Control Act.