Rep. Deutch Elected as Ranking Member for Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
Today, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-21) was elected to serve as Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa. Congressman Deutch, a nationally-recognized expert on Iran sanctions policy, an outspoken advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, and a passionate defender of global human rights, has served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee since his first election to Congress in April of 2010.
“There is no region of the world more significant to the national security of the United States than the Middle East, and to have earned the confidence of my colleagues to serve as Ranking Member is truly humbling,” said Congressman Deutch. “We face enormously consequential foreign policy challenges in the Middle East, from how we eliminate the Iranian nuclear threat and combat terrorism to how we strengthen Israel’s security and support Israel’s ongoing quest for peace, to how we advance democracy, gender equality and human rights in the region. I am honored to have this opportunity to help shape our responses to these challenges, and I look forward to working with my friend and Subcommittee Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.”