WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-21) today announced that he will serve as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Accountability for the 118th Congress.

“Since President Biden took office, it’s been mistake after mistake on the global stage, and Speaker Pelosi and her allies in Congress let him off the hook.  Those days are over,” Rep. Mast said.  “From the failed withdrawal from Afghanistan, to a failure to hold China and Russia responsible for their aggression, this Administration has put our national security at risk.  As the chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Accountability, I am ready to get to work and ensure that there is a check and balance on the White House.”

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Accountability will have jurisdiction to examine the foreign policies implemented by the executive branch.  A key focus of the subcommittee in the 118th Congress will be the 2021 failed withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Mast was a bomb disposal expert in the United States Army and lost his legs and a finger during his deployment in Afghanistan.  As one of few veterans in Congress who has served in Afghanistan, he has been an active advocate for other veterans of the War on Terror, and a vocal critic of President Biden’s mishandling of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.