The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held the first in a series of hearings to examine the nuclear agreement with Iran. Testifying before the committee were Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew.
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the Senate Foreign Relations Committtee passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act in a unanimous vote (19-0). The legislation aims to streamline State Department operations and improve embassy security.
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, former U.S. Ambassadors to the Middle East Martin Indyk and James Jeffrey testified before the committee on the regional implications for the U.S. from a nuclear agreement with Iran.
On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the committee held a hearing regarding the Obama administration’s strategy for addressing China’s provocative territorial expansion in disputed areas of the East and South China Seas.
On Thursday, May 7, Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held a news conference following overwhelming Senate passage of their legislation requiring congressional review of any final nuclear agreement with Iran. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 would restrict the president's ability to waive congressional sanctions while Congress decides whether to approve or disapprove of a final agreement, if reached.
The President's Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts
The committee held a hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 about the president's request for the authorization for the use of military force againt the terrorist organization ISIS.
On Tuesday, March 10, the committee held a hearing on U.S. policy in Ukraine.
On Thursday, February 25, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the chairman and ranking member of the committee, that will create a powerful effort in concert with the private sector and foreign governments to help eliminate modern slavery around the globe.
Chairman, Bob Corker
08.04Corker, Cardin Reintroduce Electrify Africa Bill
07.31Corker: After Less Than Two Weeks, Iran Already Accusing U.S. of Violating Nuclear Deal
07.30Corker Warns Iran Could Effectively Block Future Sanctions under Nuclear Deal
07.29Corker Rejects Obama Administration’s False Choice on Iran Nuclear Deal
Ranking Member, Ben Cardin
07.29Cardin Submits Resolution of Approval Regarding the U.S.-ROK 123 Agreement
07.29Senators Cardin and Kirk Introduce the Nepal Recovery Act
07.29Senators Cardin and Corker Request Briefing on State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report in Letter to Secretary Kerry
07.29Cardin Legislation, the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Approved by Senate Foreign Relations Committee