Phone: (202) 224-4651
Address: 423 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 Ben Cardin (D-MD) is the Committee Chairman and Senator James E. Risch (R-ID) is the Ranking Member.
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.
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. 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.
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: https://www.congress.gov/committee/senate-foreign-relations/ssfr00 (Useful tip: Click on the link that reads “All Congressional Action” after running the search).