Senator Markey held a Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing to Examine How Climate and Energy Crises Impact World Conflict
Text of Senator Markey's opening statement
Subcommittee on International Development & Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, International Environmental Protection, & Peace Corps
Edward J. Markey, Chairman
Christopher A. Coons
John Barrasso, Ranking Member
James E. Risch
The subcommittee's responsibilities include general oversight responsibility for U.S. development policy and foreign assistance programs. It includes U.S. bilateral humanitarian, development, economic, trade and security assistance programs carried out by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and other U.S. agencies, and U.S. voluntary contributions to international organizations providing assistance to foreign nations.
It also includes matters related to: (1) international monetary policy, including U.S. participation in international financial institutions; (2) U.S. foreign economic policy, including export enhancement and trade promotion; and (3) international investment, protection of intellectual property, and technological transfer.
Finally, the subcommittee is responsible for matters related to all of the activities and programs of the Peace Corps, international energy security, and international environmental protection, including the oceans and space.