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How Can I Contact The Senate Foreign Relations Committee?

Phone: (202) 224-4651
Address: 423 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510

How Can I Get The Email Address And Telephone Number Of A Committee Staffer?

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.

Who Are The Committee Chairman And Ranking Member?

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) is the Committee Chairman and Senator James E. Risch (R-ID) is the Ranking Member.

Where Can I Find Upcoming Hearings?

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.

Are All Hearings Open To The Public?

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.

Where Do I Find The Time, Location, And Witnesses Who Will Testify In A Hearing, And The Witness Testimony?

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.

If I Am Unable To Physically Attend A Hearing, What Are My Options?

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.

Where Can I Find The Transcript For A Hearing And How Soon Are They Available?

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.

Can I Obtain A Recording Of A Hearing?

Yes, an MP3 recording will be available for download on the “Hearings” link shortly after the hearing is adjourned.

How Can I Check The Status Of A Treaty, Executive Report, Or Other Committee Action?

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: (Useful tip: Click on the link that reads “All Congressional Action” after running the search).