Frequently Asked Questions
Phone: (202) 224-4651
Fax: (202) 228-3612
Address: 444 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6797
Fax: (202) 228-0836
Address: 446 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
You can call the main office at 202-224-4651 and we can transfer your call and forward a message to staffers, but unfortunately cannot give out email addresses or direct line numbers. You would have to receive that information from the staffer.
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is the Committee Chairman and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is the Ranking Member.
There are seven subcommittees under the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. They are:
- Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues
- Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs
- Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
- Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
- Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
- Subcommittee on European Affairs
- Subcommittee on African Affairs
Go to the Senate Foreign Relations home page or click on the “Hearings” link. You will immediately see any upcoming hearings and are even able to filter by hearing type, ex. business meeting, nomination hearing, etc.
The majority of the Committee’s hearing are open to the public and attendance is encouraged. Seating, however, is limited and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Committee does periodically hold classified hearings, which are not open to the public. The notice on the website will indicate whether a hearing is open or closed to the public.
All this information is posted on our website. You can find it on our “Hearings” page. Witness testimony will be posted to the website after the hearing has finished.
You can watch a live feed on our website by clicking on “Live Webcast” on our home page. If you missed the live webcast, all hearings are recorded and can be watched at a later time. Go to the “Hearings” page and locate the hearing you would like to watch. Click on it and select the link to view the archived webcast.
You can find printed hearing transcripts on GPO’s website http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/committee.action?chamber=senate&committee=foreignrelations Transcripts are posted as soon as they are available, however due to the editing process, this can be anywhere from 2-4 months after the original hearing date.
No, you cannot obtain a recording of the hearing, however you can watch an archived hearing by going to the home page and clicking on the “Hearings” link and select and older hearing you would like to watch.
The best way to check the status of a Committee action is to locate the identifying bill number and run a search for it at: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php (Useful tip: Click on the link that reads “All Congressional Action” after running the search)