Chairman's Press

July 14, 2021

Chairman Menendez Opening Remarks at Committee Hearing on USAID Budget Request

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following opening remarks at this morning's full Committee hearing to review the FY 2022 budget request for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Testifying before the Committee was USAID Administrator Samantha Power. "As we know, foreign assistance, development aid, and humanitarian relief are not charity programs. USAID programs around the world are concr… Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Chairman Menendez Demands Action from Biden Admin Following Recent Onslaught of Ransomware Attacks

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today penned a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken raising significant concerns regarding the recent wave of ransomware attacks, particularly that which exploited the Kaseya technology firm over the July 4th weekend. The Senator's letter comes as the White House prepares to begin cybersecurity discussions with the Kremlin agreed upon at the Biden-Putin summit. In the interest of safegua… Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

***ICYMI*** SFRC Chairman Menendez Discusses Latest on Pro-Democracy Protests in Cuba on MSNBC

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today joined Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to discuss the latest on the pro-democracy movement in Cuba and the need for the United States to continue to stand with the Cuban people against the authoritarian regime. "The regime has to change in order to let the Cuban people thrive," Chairman Menendez said, condemning the regime's oppressive tactics to subdue people across the island. "This is one of the largest,… Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Chairman Menendez Delivers Opening Remarks at 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 to consider the nomination of Mr. Marc Evans Knapper to be Ambassador to Vietnam and the Assistant Secretary of State nominations of the Honorable Gentry O. Smith (Diplomatic Security), the Honorable Rena Bitter (Consular Affairs), and Ms. Monica P. Medina (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Chairman Menendez Speaks Ahead of Vote on Nomination of Uzra Zeya to be Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks on the Senate Floor in advance of the confirmation vote on the nomination of Uzra Zeya to be Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. "Ms. Zeya is immensely qualified to lead U.S. efforts to re-center our most fundamental values in our foreign policy efforts and to strengthen the bureaus she will lead. Her experience, an… Continue Reading


July 11, 2021

Menéndez Sobre Día Histórico de Manifestaciones contra el Régimen Cubano

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - El Senador Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), Presidente del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores en el Senado, emitió las siguientes declaraciones en respuesta a un día de protestas en ciudades y pueblos en Cuba exigiendo el fin de la dictadura comunista: "Después de una jornada histórica de protestas, el mundo entero ha sido testigo de cómo miles de cubanos se vieron forzados a salir a las calles para exigir el fin de la dictadura en su pa&i… Continue Reading


July 11, 2021

Chairman Menendez Statement on Historic Day of Anti-Regime Protests in Cuba

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement in reaction to a day of massive protests in cities and towns across Cuba calling for the end of the communist dictatorship: "In an historic day of protests, the world is bearing witness as thousands of Cubans take to the streets to call for an end to dictatorship in their country. Despite ongoing persecution on the island, Cubans are bravely joining to… Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Chairman Menendez on 10th Anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today issued the following statement commemorating the 10th anniversary of South Sudan's independence, which will be introduced into the Senate record: "I rise today to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of South Sudan's independence. July 9th is a bittersweet day for the resilient people of South Sudan. For decades, South Sudanese fought a brutal war with the government in Khartoum in which two million people lo… Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Joint Statement from Chairman Menendez, EU Foreign Relations Committee Chairs on Politically-Motivated People Trafficking

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined his counterparts in the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and United Kingdom in issuing the following statement to condemn the use of trafficked migrants by the Lukashenka regime to undermine neighboring states: "We, the chairs of our respective national parliament's Foreign Affairs Committees, condemn unequivocally the use… Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Chairman Menendez Statement on Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse: "I condemn the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and extend my deep condolences to his family and the people of Haiti in this difficult moment. My thoughts are with First Lady Martine Moïse as she recovers from this horrific attack. "There is no place in democratic societies fo… Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Chairman Menendez, Colleagues Push for Increased Funding to Foster Diversity, Inclusion in International Affairs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by 12 of his Senate colleagues in making the case for growing Congressional support and funding levels for U.S. programs that foster diversity and inclusion in international affairs. In a letter to Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Progra… Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Grupo Bipartidista de Senadores Reafirman la Importancia de la Relación Entre Estados Unidos y Colombia; Expresan Preocupación por Represión Contra Manifestantes

WASHINGTON - El Senador Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), el Presidente del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores del Senado, acompañado por los Senadores Tim Kaine (D-Va.) y Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), el Presidente y el Miembro de Más Alto Rango en el Subcomité sobre el Hemisferio Occidental, hoy lideraron a 10 de sus colegas del Senado en reafirmar el apoyo del Congreso a la relación bilateral entre Estados Unidos y Colombia. En una carta al Presidente Joe Biden, los senado… Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Senators Reaffirm Importance of U.S.-Colombia Relationship; Express Concern Over Recent Crackdown on Demonstrators

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the SFRC Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, in leading 10 of their Senate colleagues to reaffirm Congressional support for the U.S.-Colombia bilateral relationship. In a letter to President Joe Biden, the Senators underscored the country's significance as the United States' biggest strat… Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Chairman Menendez Calls on UN to Prohibit Ethiopian Troops in Tigray From Serving as Peacekeepers

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to prevent all Ethiopian soldiers who have participated in military operations in the Tigray region of Ethiopia from being allowed to participate in UN peacekeeping operations until their complicity in gross human rights violations can be determined by a credible vetting process. Nearly nine months into the brutal conflict in Tigray, th… Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Chairman Menendez Statement on State Department’s 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to the publication of the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report by the U.S. Department of State: "With more than 40 million people currently trapped in modern day slavery, today's publication of the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report is a painful reminder of the work left to be done to end this $150 billion dollar blood industry. While t… Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

SFRC Chairman, Ranking Member Joint Statement in Support of Democratic Elections in Libya

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the below statement in support of democratic elections in Libya: "We strongly support ongoing efforts by Libyan delegates in Geneva to establish a new constitutional framework for democratic elections in December. This presents an historic opportunity for Libyans to end the cycle of violence and chaos that has wracked their country f… Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Chairman Menendez Urges Biden Administration to Speed Up Protections for Afghans Who Served in Support of U.S. Mission

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today called on the Biden administration to speed up its efforts to protect the thousands of Afghan citizens who supported the United States military and diplomatic corps and who now face increasing threats from extremists like the Taliban as the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan nears. In a letter following a June 24 announcement that the U.S. government would begin evacuating Special Immigra… Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

To Celebrate Pride Month, Menendez Pushes State Department to Establish Permanent “Lavender Scare” Exhibit in the National Museum of American Diplomacy

WASHINGTON - In honor of Pride Month and on the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken requesting that the State Department establish a permanent exhibit on the "Lavender Scare" in the National Museum of American Diplomacy to memorialize the wrongful dismissal of at least 1,000 State Department personnel in the 1950s and 1960s due to their sexual orientation … Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Statement from Chairman Menendez on U.S. Airstrikes Targeting Iran-Backed Militias

Jersey City, N.J. - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after U.S. military forces carried out a round of airstrikes on Sunday targeting Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria: "The United States must always take decisive action to protect our personnel and interests against attacks. I will be seeking more information from the Administration in the coming days regarding what specifically predicated these strikes,… Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Menendez, Risch Introduce Comprehensive Global Health Legislation to Respond to COVID-19 and Better Prepare for Future Pandemics

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last week introduced comprehensive global health legislation entitled the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act (S. 2297) to improve global health and pandemic preparedness and enhance COVID-19 response efforts. "Thanks to the Biden administration's efforts, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel of this dark … Continue Reading

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