Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Chairman Donald A. Manzullo (R-IL)
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Representative Manzullo oversees U.S. relations with the world’s fastest growing and most populous region. Recognizing the tremendous opportunities, risks and challenges the region poses for the United States, Chairman Manzullo has taken important initiatives to help level the playing field for U.S. manufacturers competing in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region in order to boost American exports and grow jobs. He is committed to strengthening America’s support for friends and allies throughout the region, while holding countries accountable for human rights abuses, crimes against humanity, weapons proliferation, and trade manipulation.
- Matters affecting the political relations between the United States and other countries and regions, including resolutions or other legislative measures directed to such relations.
- Legislation with respect to disaster assistance outside the Foreign Assistance Act, boundary issues, and international claims.
- Legislation with respect to region- or country-specific loans or other financial relations outside the Foreign Assistance Act.
- Legislation and oversight regarding human rights practices in particular countries.
- Oversight of regional lending institutions.
- Oversight of matters related to the regional activities of the United Nations, of its affiliated agencies, and of other multilateral institutions.
- Identification and development of options for meeting future problems and issues relating to U.S. interests in the region.
- Oversight of base rights and other facilities access agreements and regional security pacts.
- Concurrent oversight jurisdiction with respect to matters assigned to the functional subcommittees insofar as they may affect the region.
- Oversight of foreign assistance activities affecting the region, with the concurrence of the Chairman of the Full Committee.
- Such other matters as the Chairman of the Full Committee may determine.