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As chairman of the House Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, Rep. Rohrabacher has been at the forefront of many foreign policy and national security issues in the region, including Russian-U.S. relations, democracy development in Eastern Europe, and the role of NATO in the 21st century.


The EE&ET Subcommittee has a vast regional jurisdiction, including Europe, Central Asia, Russia, and Turkey, as well as any emerging threats worldwide. As such, there are a large number of foreign policy and national security issues that must be considered. Rep. Rohrabacher is committed to strengthening alliances with our European allies and promoting development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Many pressing issues are affecting these regions and, thereby, U.S. national security interests. The rise of ISIS and continued violence in Syria and Iraq has created a refugee migration crisis that is affecting many of our European partners. In partial response to the instability in Iraq and Syria, Rep. Rohrabacher recently introduced H.R. 4017, the Save Christians from Genocide Act. The resolution recognizes that Christians and Yazidis in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, and Libya are targets of genocide and, as such, they should be given first priority among refugee and immigration applications.

One of Rep. Rohrabacher’s main goals as chairman of the EE&ET Subcommittee has been to improve relations between the U.S. and Russia. Rep. Rohrabacher is one of the leading figures on Capitol Hill working on this issue. He often meets with Russian government officials to discuss areas of possible bilateral cooperation between and how the two countries could build relations.


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Apr 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, warned Wednesday that the Balkan country of Bosnia has not adequately prepared for its fall general election and faces a ‘political crisis’ that could spread throughout the region.

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today released the following statement on the dismissal of charges against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security team accused in last year’s beating of demonstrators in Washington:

Feb 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today released the following statement on the indictment of Russian nationals for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election:

Jan 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today released the following statement on about President Trump’s plan to withhold aid to Pakistan:

Jan 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today released the following statement on this week’s protests in Iran:

Nov 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today released the following statement:

It has been reported that President Trump, in a telephone conversation with Turkey’s President Erdogan, indicated a willingness to stop American arms shipments to Kurdish fighters. The United States has already backed away from Kurds in Iraq who are fighting Iranian-backed militias.

Oct 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Concerning the Spanish government’s forceful reaction last weekend to an effort by Catalonians to vote on independence, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, released the following statement:

People have the right to self-determination. Many Catalonians last Sunday attempted to assert that right in what was an unauthorized referendum on independence. The Spanish government’s use of brutal force to suppress the that assertion was an unwise overreaction.

Sep 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, released the following statement on the massacre of Burma’s ethnic Rohingyas, as well as ongoing attacks on Karen and Kareni tribes:

Aug 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Concerning the terrorist attack Thursday in Barcelona, Spain, which killed 13 people and injured more than 100, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher released the following statement:

Aug 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Thursday released the following statement on North Korea:

Suddenly Americans are again thinking the unthinkable. The prospect of a nuclear exchange, this time precipitated by North Korea’s mad dictator, had been lost in the mists of the Cold War. Nevertheless, Kim Jong Un, who has murdered members of his own family in his pursuit of unchallenged power, must be taken seriously as he threatens nuclear holocaust.