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Committees and Caucuses

Bill currently sits on the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Armed Services.  These committees hold hearings on policy issues and review bills before they are considered by the full House of Representatives.



The Foreign Affairs Committee oversees the US Department of State and handles legislation relating to international relationships and diplomacy; enforcement of United Nations sanctions; the Peace Corps; national security developments affecting foreign policy; embassy security; and issues relating to the Arms Export Control Act.

Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on which Bill Serves:

Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment: CHAIRMAN

Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism


The Armed Services Committee oversees the US Department of Defense and military branches and handles legislation relating to the deployment of the United States Armed Forces; the defense budget; and the well-being of service members.

Armed Services Subcommittees on which Bill Serves:

Subcommittee for Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces


In addition to his legislative duties on the Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees, Bill also serves as a member of several Congressional Caucuses, which are groups of Members committed to advancing particular policy objectives or supporting shared principles.

  • Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus 
  • ALS Caucus
  • Alzheimer's Disease Task Force
  • Animal Welfare Caucus
  • Arthritis Caucus 
  • Arts Caucus 
  • Autism Caucus 
  • Bangladesh Caucus
  • Biomedical Research Caucus
  • Childhood Cancer Caucus 
  • Coalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
  • Coast Guard Caucus 
  • Community Health Center Caucus
  • Cranberry Caucus - *Bill is a co-chair of this Caucus
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus
  • Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
  • Deadliest Cancers Caucus 
  • Diabetes Caucus 
  • Fire Services Caucus 
  • Foster Youth Caucus
  • Fragile X Caucus 
  • French Caucus - *Bill is a co-chair of this Caucus
  • Friends of the Irish National Caucus 
  • Georgia Caucus
  • German-American Caucus - *Bill is a co-chair of this Caucus
  • Hellenic Caucus
  • Historic Preservation Caucus
  • Hospitality Caucus
  • House Specialty Crops Caucus
  • Invasive Species Caucus
  • Invisible Wounds Caucus 
  • Kidney Caucus
  • LGBT Equality Caucus
  • Lupus Caucus - *Bill is a co-chair of this Caucus
  • Lyme Disease Caucus
  • Military Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Caucus
  • Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus 
  • National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus
  • National Marine Sanctuary Caucus
  • National Parks Caucus
  • Native Americans Caucus
  • Oceans Caucus
  • PORTS Caucus
  • Portuguese Caucus
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus 
  • Rare Diseases Caucus
  • Research and Development Caucus
  • Shellfish Caucus
  • Shipbuilding Caucus
  • Singapore Caucus
  • STEAM Caucus
  • STEM Education Caucus
  • Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
  • TRIO Caucus
  • TTIP Caucus - *Bill is a co-chair of this Caucus
  • Unmanned Systems Caucus 
  • Victim’s Rights Caucus
  • Zoo & Aquarium Caucus