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
07.02Corker Statement on Trip to Venezuela
06.25Corker Convenes Hearing to Evaluate Key Components of Potential Final Nuclear Agreement with Iran
06.24Corker Holds Hearing Examining Past U.S. Negotiations to Stop Proliferation of Nuclear Technology and WMD
06.22Corker Discusses Iran Nuclear Talks on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”
Ranking Member, Ben Cardin
06.26Senator Cardin Statement on the Terrorist Attacks in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia
06.25Senator Cardin Statement on the Department of State 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights
06.24Senator Cardin Statement on the Announcement of Temporary Protected Status for Nepal
06.23Senators Cardin and Cornyn Introduce Legislation Establishing an Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator