On Wednesday, May 13, 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.
On April 23, 2015, the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy held a hearing on the effectiveness of The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a U.S. trade agreement with sub-Saharan Africa that expires in 2015, and ways to improve the agreement. The subcommittee heard testimony from key stakeholders for continued U.S. trade with Africa.
On April 22, 2015, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom testified at a hearing on reauthorization of the U.S. Department of State.
The President's Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts
The committee held a hearing on March 11 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
05.22Corker’s Bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Becomes Law
05.20Corker Opening Statement at Hearing on “U.S.-Cuban Relations - The Way Forward”
05.14Corker’s Bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Passes House 400 to 25
05.13Corker Opening Statement at Hearing on “Safeguarding American Interests in the East and South China Seas”
Ranking Member, Ben Cardin
05.21Cardin Statement on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
05.20Senator Cardin Opening Remarks at Hearing on “U.S.-Cuban Relations – The Way Forward”
05.15Cardin Leads Bipartisan Letter to President Obama in Support of Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy
05.14Cardin Statement on House Passage of Iran Nuclear Review Agreement Act of 2015