Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) released the following statement on his appointment as the Ranking Member, or lead Republican, on the Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee:
"As a former chairman of the Asia Subcommittee, I am honored that Ranking Member McCaul has selected me to serve as its Ranking Member in the 117th Congress. The subcommittee’s vast jurisdiction covers over half of the world’s population, a third of its economic activity, and challenges ranging from terrorism in Afghanistan, to the origins and impact of COVID-19, to North Korea’s nuclear provocations. Furthermore, the American people are increasingly recognizing that the Chinese Communist Party is our top geopolitical threat, and this subcommittee will be ground zero for making sure that we effectively compete – and win – against their menace. I look forward to working with my friend, Chairman Ami Bera, and our allies throughout the region to advance shared interests and democratic values at this momentous time for the region.”
Chabot currently serves as a Republican Co-Chair of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, the House Caucus on India and Indian Americans, the U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus, the U.S.-Kazakhstan Caucus, and the Congressional Cambodia Caucus, among other bipartisan Congressional working groups.
Chabot served as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific in the 113th Congress (2013-2014).