Portman Statement on Joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

January 3, 2017 | Press Releases

Senator Portman Will Serve on Five Committees in the New Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement after Senate Republican leaders announced committee assignments for the new Congress, including that Portman will join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee:

“I have been a consistent voice in support of restoring America’s leadership role in the world, and I’m pleased to have this opportunity to play a larger role in that effort. With this new role, I look forward to representing the interests of Ohioans on issues ranging from Russia’s continued aggression in Eastern Europe, standing up for our friend and ally Israel, and the troubling developments in the South China Sea.  After eight years of failed foreign policy that has left America weaker, we now have the opportunity to restore America’s leadership role in the world and I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and with the Trump Administration to do just that.” 

NOTE: In the new Congress, Senator Portman will serve on five committees.  In addition to joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Portman will also join the Joint Economic Committee.  Senator Portman will remain on the Senate Finance Committee, the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Energy & Natural Resources Committee.