Representative Malinowski Elected Vice Chair of House Committee on Foreign Affairs

January 28, 2021
Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Representative Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) was elected as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

“It is a tremendous honor to be elected by my colleagues as Vice Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee,” said Representative Malinowski. “I look forward to working closely with Chairman Meeks and Ranking Member McCaul to use the voice of the Committee to rebuild our moral leadership abroad.”

Representative Malinowski is serving his second term on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he has been an outspoken advocate of standing by America's allies, protecting our national security, defending human rights, and fighting to end corruption. As a committee member, Representative Malinowski led measures to hold Saudi officials responsible for human rights abuses, to protect democracy activists fleeing Hong Kong, and to combat digital surveillance by the Chinese Communist Party.

Representative Malinowski previously served as a Senior Director on President Clinton’s National Security Council. He then served as the chief advocate for Human Rights Watch, working with Senator John McCain to pass laws banning torture. Later he served the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, helping to lead America’s fight for human rights around the world.