Ted Deutch Names Vice-Chair of the House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee

This week, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., tapped U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning, D-NC, to serve as the vice-chair of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee.

Deutch, who took over the gavel from then U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., when the Democrats took control of the U.S. House after the 2018 elections, weighed in on why he had tapped Manning for the assignment.

“With her leadership, our panel will get right to work to address humanitarian crises, stand up for human rights, strengthen the US-Israel relationship and ensure American values drive our foreign policy,” Deutch noted this week.

Manning sounded a similar theme as she gets ready for her new duties.

“Together, I look forward reinforcing the critical relationships we hold with allies in the region, rooting out extremism and anti-Semitism, and working toward a more peaceful and prosperous world future,” she posted on social media this week.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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