Congressional Committees

Authorizing Committees

The Committee on Foreign Relations in the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the House have jurisdiction over non-military U.S. international broadcasting. Every other year, these Committees consider authorization bills that provide budget ceilings for our broadcasting efforts, provide for changes in administrative authorities, and provide policy direction. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considers nominations for BBG Presidential appointments.

Appropriations Committees

The Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate appropriate funds for U.S. international broadcasting on an annual basis and provide program and policy guidance or direction for the use of appropriated funds.