Committee on International Relations
Henry J. Hyde, Chairman
News Advisory - For immediate release - January 2, 2001
Contact: Sam Stratman (202) 225-5021
Hyde Named Chairman of
House International Relations Committee
(Washington)-U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) was named today by the House Republican Conference to chair the House International Relations Committee. Hyde has been a member of the committee since 1982. Text of a statement made by Hyde following his selection:
"I'm gratified by the trust my colleagues have placed in me. This is a formidable challenge, and with the bipartisan help of committee members we can strengthen our nation's foreign policy. I intend to rely heavily on the wisdom and experience of Chairman Benjamin A. Gilman (R-NY) and Rep. Doug Bereuter (R-NE) and other important voices on the committee whose insights will be immensely helpful."