Congressman Cleaver Appointed Chairman of Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II today was appointed Chairman of the newly-created Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy—a subcommittee of the powerful Financial Services Committee—with a unanimous vote among his Democratic colleagues.
The subcommittee has broad jurisdiction over international and domestic financial policy including, but not limited to, issues such as trade, sanctions, defense production, illicit finance, and regulation of the money supply.
“I am honored that my colleagues have elected me to serve as Chairman of such an influential subcommittee,” said Congressman Cleaver.
“As Chairman, I am eager to tackle the financial issues facing everyday Americans, and there is currently no issue plaguing our economy more than the ongoing government shutdown. It is past time we reopened the government so that federal workers can receive their paycheck and regain the economic stability they work so hard to maintain.”
“Following the conclusion of this self-inflicted crisis, I look forward to addressing some of the most critical economic challenges facing the American economy. It is my intention to work on bipartisan solutions that defend the American public from hostile foreign actors, safeguard our financial system, reassure American stability in international markets, and put an end to the foolhardy trade war that has been so detrimental to our economy,” said Congressman Cleaver.
Congressman Cleaver will also serve on the Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance. In addition to his position on the Financial Services Committee, Congressman Cleaver will rejoin his colleagues on the Committee on Homeland Security. Previously, Congressman Cleaver served on the Homeland Security Committee from 2009-2011.
“It is a privilege to rejoin my friends on the Homeland Security Committee,” said the Congressman. “Providing security to the American public is one of the most important duties of the federal government and something I take with the utmost seriousness. In that light, the first item on our agenda ought to be reopening the government and fully funding DHS, DOJ, the Coast Guard, TSA, and the other federal agencies created to defend the American people.”
A high resolution photo can be found here.