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Kean appointed Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. (R-NJ) has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe for the 118th Congress.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe. The challenges in Europe require a high level of cooperation amongst our longstanding allies and partners. We will prioritize continuing to support Ukraine in its fight for freedom against Russia, as we work with our NATO allies to ensure the security of the transatlantic community. America and our European allies and partners can achieve great economic and diplomatic successes when we work together.”

“I am pleased to welcome Congressman Kean as Chair of the Subcommittee on Europe. I look forward to working with him on committee priorities including supporting Ukraine achieve victory in Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression, ensuring accountability for Russian war crimes and other atrocities, maintaining a strong and united NATO, and working with allies and partners to address CCP and Russian malign influence across Europe and the Arctic,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said.

Rep. Kean received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  He served 19 years in the New Jersey State Senate, 14 years as Senate Republican Leader.

The Subcommittee on Europe has regional jurisdiction over Europe, and includes working on issues related to security, trade, finances, infrastructure, and energy.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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