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Sié Chéou-Kang CenterPrivate Security Monitor

U.S. Congressional Oversight

House Committee on Foreign Affairs

The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs (known as the Committee on International Relations from 1995 until 2007) is responsible for leading foreign-policy legislation and debate in the House of Representatives. The committee also exercises oversight jurisdiction concerning the relations of the United States with foreign nations and U.S. foreign policy responses to world events. PMSC activity—especially the use of private security contractors by the U.S. Department of State—falls within the jurisdiction of the committee and is subject to review in committee hearings.


112th Congress (2011-2012)


111th Congress (2009-2010)


110th Congress (2007-2008)