Wilson Appointed to International Relations Committee

Feb 3, 2005
Press Release
Will Serve on the Newly Created Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation
Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) was appointed to the House International Relations Committee. Today, he announced that he will serve on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which has a wide range of jurisdiction over United States international activities, including the investigation of the United Nation’s Oil for Food Program. Additionally, he will serve on the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. “I look forward to being an active participant of this important committee.” said Wilson. “Like most Americans, I’m appalled that Saddam Hussein’s regime was able to generate over $10 billion in illegal revenues through the UN-administered Oil for Food program. As Congress continues to thoroughly investigate this scandal, I’ll demand full UN cooperation to ensure that all guilty parties of are held accountable for their corrupt actions.” “Congressman Wilson’s strong work ethic and passion for the truth will greatly benefit our committee,” said Congressman Henry Hyde, Chairman of the House International Relations Committee. "I'm confident he'll do a great job on behalf of the American people to ensure our international interests." The House International Relations Committee deals with oversight and legislation relating to the deployment and use of United States Armed Forces; enforcement of United Nations or other international sanctions; the Agency for International Development; State and Defense Department activities involving arms transfers and sales, and arms export licenses; international law; promotion of democracy; international law enforcement issues, including terrorism and narcotics control programs and activities; and other matters relating to international, economic policy and trade.