Chairman's Press

May 15, 2021

Chairman Menendez Statement on Violence Across Israel and Gaza

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued the following statement on the latest developments in the escalating violence across Israel and Gaza: "I am deeply troubled by reports of Israeli military actions that resulted in the death of innocent civilians in Gaza as well as Israeli targeting of buildings housing international media outlets. In response to thousands of rocket attacks fired by Hamas aimed at civilians, Israel has ev… Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Menéndez, Kaine, Rubio Instan al Presidente Biden a Enfocarse en el Acceso a las Vacunas COVID-19 para América Latina y el Caribe

WASHINGTON - El Senador Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), el Presidente del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores en el Senado, y los Senadores Tim Kaine (D-Va.) y Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), el Presidente y Miembro de Más Alto Rango del Subcomité del Hemisferio Occidental, instaron hoy a la Administración Biden a que desarrolle una estrategia integral que aborde la grave crisis del COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe y se enfoque en el acceso a vacunas para los país… Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Menendez, Kaine, Rubio Urge President Biden to Focus On COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Latin America and the Caribbean

WASHINGTON - Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined today by Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, in calling on the Biden Administration to develop a comprehensive strategy that addresses the severe COVID-19 crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean and focuses on vaccine access for developing countries in the Americas. As the pandemic continues to … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Menéndez, Rubio Piden a la Secretaría del Tesoro que Responsabilice a Empresas Fantasmas que Ayudan al Régimen Cubano

WASHINGTON - Los senadores estadounidenses Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), presidente del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores del Senado, y Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Miembro de Más Alto Rango del Subcomité sobre Hemisferio Occidental, le enviaron una carta a la secretaría del Tesoro, Janet Yellen, instándola a que utilice todas las herramientas disponibles para responsabilizar a las personas vinculadas al régimen cubano que están "utilizando un extensa red … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Menendez, Rubio Urge Treasury Secretary to Hold Shell Companies Aiding the Cuban Regime Accountable

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ranking Member of the SFRC Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging her to use all available tools to hold accountable individuals linked to the Cuban regime who are "using an extensive network of shell companies to circumvent U.S. law." "According to a recent investigation by the Miami Herald and Nuevo Herald, t… Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Menendez, Risch Lead Bipartisan Resolution Celebrating Alliance with Republic of Korea

WASHINGTON - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today were joined by Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in introducing a bipartisan resolution reaffirming the United States' dedication to the Republic of Korea as a crucial ally. The resolution comes in advance of Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in's scheduled visit to the United States to meet with President Joe Biden and members of Congress in May. "I… Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Statement from Chairman Menendez on Azerbaijan’s Violation of Armenian Sovereignty

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) issued the following statement in reaction to reports of Azerbaijan's illegal incursion into Armenia's Syunik province: "The violation of Armenia's sovereign territory by Azerbaijani troops is a dangerous and illegal act of aggression that underscores the sustained threat that the Armenian people continue to face. After my conversation with Armenia's Ambassador to the U.S. earlier today, it is clear that the Uni… Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Menendez, Cardin and Wyden Condemn Attacks on Civilians in Israel, DenounceTerrorism, Urge Leaders to Take Actions to De-escalate

WASHINGTON - In response to the escalating cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem that has led to Hamas firing rockets indiscriminately into Israel, including several toward Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) condemned attacks on civilians, and called for renewed efforts toward a lasting peace. Menendez is Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Cardin is Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission,… Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Chairman Menendez’s Opening Remarks at Hearing on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the U.S. International Response

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a full Committee hearing on the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. international response. Testifying before the Committee were the Honorable Gayle E. Smith, Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security, U.S. Department of State, and Mr. Jeremy Konyndyk, Executive Director of the COVID-19 Task Force, United States Agency for International Development. "I am please… Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

***ICYMI*** Chairman Menendez Discusses Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack, Israeli-Palestinian Clashes with CNN’s Jake Tapper

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today spoke with CNN's Jake Tapper about the ongoing ransomware incident affecting Colonial Pipeline that supplies gasoline and fuel to communities across New Jersey and the East Coast, as well as escalating tensions and violence in Israel. On Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack and American cyber infrastructure: "This is a critical issue," Chairman Menendez said, referencing his… Continue Reading


May 10, 2021

Menéndez, Rubio Condenan Reformas Electorales Por Parte Del Régimen de Ortega

WASHINGTON - Los senadores estadounidenses Bob Menéndez (D-NJ), presidente del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores del Senado, y Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Miembro de Más Alto Rango del Subcomité sobre Hemisferio Occidental, Crimen Transnacional, Seguridad Civil, Democracia, Derechos Humanos y Asuntos Globales de la Mujer, emitieron el siguiente comunicado luego que el régimen de Ortega impusiera nuevas reformas electorales en Nicaragua: "Las recientes reformas elector… Continue Reading


May 10, 2021

Menendez, Rubio Condemn Ortega Regime Electoral Reforms

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, issued the following joint statement after the Ortega regime in Nicaragua imposed new electoral reforms: "The recent electoral reforms taken by Daniel Ortega and his regime are a manipulative schem… Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Statement from Senators Menendez, Durbin on Venezuela’s National Electoral Council

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today issued the following statement regarding the Maduro regime's decision to install a majority of loyalists in Venezuela's National Electoral Council: "In recent months, the United States and other democratic nations have repeatedly rejected the Maduro regime's fraudulent legislative elections, as well as the ensuing illegitimate National Assembly and its attempted a… Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

Senadores Menéndez, Leahy Sobre Destitución de Jueces y Fiscal General en El Salvador

WASHINGTON - Los Senadores Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), el Presidente del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores en el Senado, y Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), el Presidente del Comité de Asignaciones en el Senado, emitieron las siguientes declaraciones sobre la situación en El Salvador después que el Presidente Nayib Bukele y miembros de su partido en la Asamblea Legislativa utilizaron la sesión legislativa de este fin de semana para destituir abruptamente a cinco magistrad… Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

Senators Menendez, Leahy on Ousting of El Salvador’s Top Judges and Attorney General

WASHINGTON - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) issued the following statement regarding the situation in El Salvador after President Nayib Bukele and members of his party in the Legislative Assembly used this weekend's legislative session to abruptly dismiss five magistrates from the country's constitutional court as well as remove Attorney General Raul Melara: "This is a deeply concerning autocra… Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Menendez, Democratic Colleagues Introduce New Legislation Barring U.S. Arms Sales to Human Rights Violators

WASHINGTON - Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined today by Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in introducing the Safeguarding Human Rights in Arms Exports Act of 2021. As foreign governments intentionally or inadvertently use U.S.-sold arms and defense services to perpetrate human rights abuses against innocent civilians, … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Chairman Menendez Statement on U.S. Leadership in the Global Fight against Covid-19

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding India's second coronavirus wave and the need for increased U.S. leadership in the global fight against COVID-19: "I am worried and horrified by the continued advancement of COVID-19 around the world. With India's current wave representing the world's worst outbreak, there continues to be a moral imperative to U.S. leadership in the global arena right now.… Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Menendez, Inhofe Send Letter in Support of HFX’s Recognition of Taiwan President Tsai

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) sent a letter this week in support of the 2021 Halifax International Security Forum (HFX) and plans to award the John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service to President Tsai Ing-wen. "As the Co-Chairs of the Senate Taiwan Caucus, we write you in support of the 2021 Halifax International Security Forum (HFX) and plans to award the John McCain Prize for Le… Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Chairman Menendez Opening Remarks at Committee Nominations Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered the following opening remarks at this morning's full Committee hearing on the nominations of Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and the Honorable Jose W. Fernandez to be Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment; United States Alternate Governor of the International Bank for Recons… Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Chairman Menendez Opening Remarks at Committee Hearing on U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following opening statement at this afternoon's full Committee hearing on United States policy toward Afghanistan. Today's hearing follows a classified Committee briefing with representatives from the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community on negotiations and the security situation in Afghanistan in advance of the U.S. troop withdrawal. Testifying before the Committee… Continue Reading

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