Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance; Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts.

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) issued the following statement announcing his chairmanship of two subcommittees that have jurisdiction over national security, trade, and federal oversight issues.

"This is great news and I’m eager to roll up my sleeves and get to work. These two gavels will help Nebraskans set the agenda on some of our biggest challenges. Between national security priorities and international trade, the Banking subcommittee will shape policy that’s felt at home and abroad. From the Judiciary subcommittee, we can work to rein in runaway Washington agencies and demand critical oversight. These are issues that our state’s farmers, ranchers, innovators, and bankers wrestle with in the real world and now they have a voice on the relevant subcommittees in Congress.”

Background:  

The Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance has jurisdiction over important policy areas including: sanctions, export and foreign trade promotion, international economic policy, international financial and development institutions, the International Trade Administration, and the Bureau of Export Administration. 

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts has jurisdiction over federal agency rulemaking and adjudication, the creation of new courts and judgeships, bankruptcy, legal reform and liability issues, and oversight of the Department of Justice grant programs, as well as government waste and abuse.