WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) announced he will serve on two Foreign Affairs Subcommittees in the 117th Congress. His assignments include Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism in addition to Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights. The Foreign Affairs Committee’s Lead Republican, Michael McCaul of Texas, was pleased to welcome Congressman Jackson to his subcommittees.

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Jackson said: “I am honored to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and to have been selected for two powerful subcommittees. My background in the Navy and as a physician has well prepared me for the work ahead.

The Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism will work on issues I am deeply passionate about given my combat experience in the War on Terror, during which I was stationed in Iraq. Key to America’s success in ending the War on Terror will be a continued partnership with one of our most important allies – Israel. I will be a vocal advocate for the American-Israeli relationship, and for our combined efforts to defeat terrorism and promote democracy around the world.

The work of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights is important for a reason you may not realize – countering China’s growing influence in Africa. China is one of the most powerful threats to America right now, so we must be vigilant as they look to grow their global footprint. From a global health standpoint, we will look to prevent future pandemics and hold organizations, like the World Health Organization, accountable for their role in providing thorough, accurate information to the world.

Both of these subcommittees will help us to strive for a freer, safer, and more democratic world.”

Lead Republican McCaul said: “I am excited to welcome Congressman Ronny Jackson to these outstanding Foreign Affairs subcommittees. His service as a Navy Physician and combat veteran will be important for his subcommittee work on the Middle East and Global Health in particular.”