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  • NASHVILLE – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding reports that Iran’s daily oil exports continue to rise and could result in a violation of the terms negotiated in the Joint Plan of Action, an agreement between Iran, the United States...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s announcement that the U.S. will impose additional sanctions against Russia. “The president’s announcement of additional...
  • “The fact is that we do have to show resolve [in Ukraine]. The sanctions that we passed out of the foreign relations committee are very biting, one of a kind; we've never done this before where economic extortion and corruption are a part of those [sanctions]. This will be a major miscalculation on behalf of Putin if he were to move into...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Nine U.S. Senators urged President Obama to engage with Congress as he moves forward with developing new U.S. policy options for Syria. The letter was signed by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Bob Corker (R-TN),  Carl Levin (D-MI), James Inhofe (R-OK), Tim Kaine (D-VA), John McCain (R-AZ), Chris Coons (D-DE), Lindsey...
  • WASHINGTON – Appearing on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” U.S. Senator Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today said U.S. leadership has “stiffen[ed] the European resolve” regarding sanctions in response to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine....
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding the committee’s passage of bipartisan legislation in response to the crisis in Ukraine. The bill, which passed 14-3, will support Ukraine’s political and economic transition...
  • WASHINGTON – At a hearing today that included testimony from Obama administration officials on the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the U.S. needs “a unified and very strong reaction” to Russia’s military intervention in...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today called the Obama administration’s approach to resolving the worsening conflict in Syria “a failure” of U.S. foreign policy. “I could not be more disappointed at where we are in Syria.  It’s kind of...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, today called on President Obama to lead an immediate international effort to halt Russian military intervention in Ukraine, including targeted sanctions. Russian actions violate commitments made to ensure Ukraine's territorial integrity under...
  • WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Barack Obama, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Ben Cardin, D-Md., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Edward Markey, D-Mass., John McCain, R-Ariz., Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., all...
  • WASHINGTON – On “Shine a Light on Slavery Day” sponsored by the END IT Movement, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, expressed support for U.S. and international efforts to stop human trafficking. “It may be hard to believe in this day and age, but millions of people around...
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, also Subcommittee Ranking Member Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) have introduced a Senate Resolution (S. Res. 361) that urges the...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement regarding the latest events in Ukraine.  “The United States should do everything possible to ensure Ukraine remains one country and that their territorial and political integrity is maintained, allowing...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement regarding developments in Ukraine and the U.S. and congressional response to the crisis.  “While hopeful progress is being made to ease the crisis, the U.S. should have sanctions ready in case there is...
  • WASHINGTON – In light of the fifth and final environmental impact statement (EIS) that cleared the way for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and Bob Corker of Tennessee today led all 45 Republican senators in writing to the President to again call for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.   On...
  • “I want to see a negotiated settlement. I’ve always thought that the way you have a negotiated settlement, though, is you negotiate very hard on the front end.  And I think there’s a lot of concern that we, with Iran, are going to have just…rolling…interim agreements,” said Corker. He also described the...
  • WASHINGTON – With the release today of another environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline that did not alter a prior finding of no significant environmental impact from the project, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the Obama administration is “now out of excuses” for...
  • WASHINGTON – At a hearing today examining U.S. policy governing civilian nuclear cooperation agreements with foreign governments (known as “123 agreements”), U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the Obama administration’s inconsistent demands regarding enrichment and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, today endorsed expanding U.S. sanctions against those involved in violence and suppression of civil liberties in Ukraine. “With the situation in Ukraine growing worse by the day, I support the administration taking a tough stance through...
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Ben Cardin, D-Md., and John McCain, R-Ariz., all members of the Foreign Relations Committee, today requested the Obama administration add individuals to a U.S. government list of Russian human rights abusers who are subject to U.S. sanctions and travel restrictions. ...