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Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. It is charged with leading foreign-policy legislation and debate in the Senate. The Foreign Relations Committee is generally responsible for overseeing (but not administering) and funding foreign aid programs as well as funding, arms sales and training for national allies. The Senate Rules, in Chapter 25, define the standing committees of the Senate; Section ( j ) pertains to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

The committee has considered, debated, and reported important treaties and legislation, ranging from the purchase of Alaska in 1867 to the establishment of the United Nations in 1945. It also holds jurisdiction over all diplomatic nominations. (Committee on Foreign Relations 2003) Along with the Finance and Judiciary committees, the Foreign Relations Committee is one of the oldest in the Senate, going back to the initial creation of committees in 1816. Its "sister" committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Major military political issues the committee should address:

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Members, 110th Congress
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Chairmen of the Committee on Foreign Relations, 1816-present

Swift Boat Boy


Committee on Foreign Relations (2003). The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Washington, DC Available at

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Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittees:

African AffairsEast Asian & Pacific AffairsEuropean AffairsInternational Economic Policy Export & Trade PromotionInternational Operations & Organizations, Democracy & Human RightsNear Eastern & South Asian AffarisWestern Hemisphere Peace Corps & Narcotics Affairs

Congressional Committees Project : Current United States Congressional committees

House Committees: AgricultureAppropriationsArmed ServicesBudgetEducation and LaborEnergy and CommerceFinancial ServicesForeign AffairsHomeland SecurityAdministrationHurricane KatrinaIntelligenceJudiciaryNatural ResourcesOversight & Government ReformRulesScience & TechnologySmall BusinessStandards of Official ConductTransportation and InfrastructureVeterans' AffairsWays and MeansHouse Subcommittees

Senate Committees: AgingAgriculture, Nutrition & ForestryAppropriationsArmed ServicesBanking, Housing, & Urban AffairsBudgetCommerce, Science & TransportationEnergy & Natural ResourcesEthicsEnvironment & Public WorksFinanceForeign RelationsHealth, Education, Labor, & PensionsHomeland Security & Governmental AffairsIndian AffairsIntelligenceJudiciaryRules & AdministrationSmall Business & EntrepreneurshipVeterans' AffairsSenate Subcommittees

Joint Committees: ConferenceEconomicLibraryPrintingTaxation

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