Foreign Affairs & National Security

Rep. Eshoo believes that our nation’s security is her first responsibility. She believes that military intervention should come with clear, definable, and realistic objectives to prevent the loss of American lives and financial resources. She also believes strong national security and the deeply held values represented in our Constitution must both be protected.

As a former member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eshoo is one of the few members of Congress experienced in conducting oversight of our nation’s intelligence activities.

Rep. Eshoo believes that the United States has a special responsibility to be a global leader and to engage with other countries around the world to resolve conflicts, alleviate humanitarian crises, and improve development and trade.


In the wake of September 11th Rep. Eshoo supported military action to find and capture those responsible for the attack on the U.S., and to disrupt and dismantle the network of support they received from the Taliban regime. On September 14, 2001, Rep....

Conflict in the Middle East

Today, more than ever before, there is an urgency to relieve tensions in the Middle East and dismantle existing terrorist networks. In order to do so, the U.S. must address two aspects of the Middle East peace process—the conflict between Israelis and P...

Ethno-Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Ethno-religious minorities in the Middle East have been subjected to ethnic strife and the ravages of war. In Iraq, ancient Christian people once numbered more than 1.5 million, but today are fewer than 400,000. As a human rights advocate and the daughter...

Human Rights

Rep. Eshoo has been a forceful advocate of humanitarian efforts to assist vulnerable and abused people worldwide, and has consistently spoken out against human rights violations. In addition to her regular committee assignments, Rep. Eshoo Co-Chairs the...


Rep. Eshoo was appointed to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in January 2003 and served on it through the conclusion of the 111th Congress in 2010. She also chaired the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management, which focuses...


The destabilizing and confrontational actions of the Iranian regime, in particular its nuclear program, pose a significant threat to the United States, Israel, the countries in the region and beyond. Throughout my 22 years in Congress, I have supported...


In October 2002, Rep. Eshoo voted against President Bush's war resolution because of her serious concerns about the unprecedented U.S. policy of preemption and unilateralism. Her vote was part of the minority of Members of Congress to voice these concerns...

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February 9, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed Rep. Anna G. Eshoo’s (D-CA) bipartisan resolution condemning the Burmese military for perpetrating gross violations of human rights against the Burmese people, a year after the coup on February 1, 2021.

June 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Reps. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Mike Doyle (PA-18) led a letter criticizing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for failing to enforce the Commission’s rules to clearly identify Russian propaganda aired on U.S. radio stations.