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December 03, 2020

Rep. Trone Applauds Selection of Rep. Gregory Meeks as Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee


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Rep. Trone Applauds Selection of Rep. Gregory Meeks as Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative David Trone (MD-06) released the following statement in response to Representative Gregory Meeks (NY-5) being voted Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 117th Congress:

“I’d like to congratulate my friend and colleague Congressman Gregory Meeks on winning the support and confidence of the caucus to be the next Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Departing Chairman Eliot Engel has been a steady voice in promoting and advocating our democratic values abroad, and I know Chairman Meeks will continue and expand upon this important work.

“Throughout our time on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman Meeks has worked tirelessly with both Democrats and Republicans to advance and protect our nation’s interests and foreign policy. He has dedicated his time to increasing diversity among our diplomatic ranks, rebuilding our alliances, and protecting fundamental democratic institutions. That type of unrelenting leadership is hard to find in Washington. I’m confident that we will be able to make real progress for the American people under his leadership as the first Black Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and I look forward to continuing to work together in the 117th Congress.”

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.