“I look forward to working with members of the committee – from both sides of the aisle – as we address the many international issues facing our country today,” Engel said. “For the last several years, Congressman Howard Berman has been an outstanding leader on the committee, and I hope to carry on in his tradition. His vast knowledge of foreign affairs will be missed in Congress, and I will seek his council whenever it is needed.
“I plan to provide a steady, consensus-driven style of leadership reflective of all voices in our party, and to work in a bipartisan manner whenever possible. The Democratic Party can be proud of the leaders it has chosen to lead our committees, and I will be working closely with my Democratic colleagues to forge a strong consensus.”