Capital Building

House Committee On Foreign Affairs

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Foreign policy, including oversight of the Department of State; war powers and arms control; the diplomatic community; Peace Corps; United Nations


Foreign affairs; national security affecting foreign policy; treaties and executive agreements; deployment of Armed Forces; peacekeeping efforts; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Arms Export Control Act; international law, including narcotics control; embassy security; public diplomacy

Committee Leadership

Chair Edward "Ed" Royce (R - CA)
Ranking Mem. Eliot Engel (D - NY)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


Staff Levels
Median Salaries
Staff Tenures