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  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding his concerns over a possible expanded NATO mission in the Libyan civil war: The evident confusion surrounding the NATO Ministerial today in Brussels serves as a stark reminder that we have not had the necessary debate...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced a resolution recognizing the 25th anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Ukraine became the first of the former Soviet states to eliminate all their nuclear weapons under the Nunn-Lugar program:  Whereas at...
  • Senator Dick Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released a report entitled, “Fraud and Abuse of Global Fund Investments at Risk Without Greater Transparency,” and called for U.S. action to protect against fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars invested in global health programs.  “As...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will deliver the following opening statement at a committee hearing today: The Libyan civil war continues with little prospect that the opposition will be able to defeat the Qadhafi regime’s forces in the near term, even with the backing of coalition...
  • Senator Dick Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced today that Purdue University has received a grant of $31,991,056 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist in the rebuilding of Afghanistan by training the faculties at five Afghan agricultural...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will deliver the following statement at today’s hearing on the Obama Administration’s war in Libya:   I thank the Chairman for holding this important hearing and join him in welcoming Deputy Secretary Steinberg.  Over Libya, we have...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,  made the following statement today regarding the extradition of suspected drug kingpin Walid Makled from Colombia: In August of last year, acting on a U.S. arrest warrant issued by a Federal Court in Manhattan, and with support of the Drug Enforcement...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement today at a Committee nomination hearing: The Foreign Relations Committee again considers the nomination of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook to serve as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.  If confirmed, the...
  • Senator Dick Lugar and his staff met today with leaders from the American Legion Department of Indiana and the Sons of the American Legion’s Detachment of Indiana.  The group discussed the importance of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system and the challenges for some Hoosier veterans.  The delegation discussed the...
  • Senator Dick Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reiterated his call today for "full congressional debate on the objectives and costs" of  President Obama's military actions  in Libya, "and a declaration of war" to proceed. "There needs to be a plan about what happens after Gadhafi,” Lugar said....
  • Senator Dick Lugar is scheduled to appear live at 1:30 p.m. today on Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC to discuss Libya. Lugar will appear at 1:30 p.m. EST.  Clips from the episode will be available at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29974370/.  ###
  • Senator Dick Lugar is scheduled to appear on Face the Nation on CBS on Sunday, March 20, to discuss Libya. Lugar will appear at 10:30 a.m. EST.  Clips from the episode will be available at http://www.cbsnews.com/ftn.
  • U.S. Senator Dick Lugar today hailed the latest advancement in protecting Americans against global biological risks through Nunn-Lugar Global.  The Nunn-Lugar Central Public Health Research Laboratory is opening in Tbilisi, Georgia.  Nunn-Lugar labs are critical for cooperative efforts to identify and report potentially deadly pathogens...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks at a committee hearing today on developments in the Middle East: I join the Chairman in welcoming Secretary Burns.  I am pleased that the Foreign Relations Committee is meeting to discuss the challenges stemming from the...
  • Senators Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Congressmen Bruce Braley (D-IA) and Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation that would ensure that American farmers are represented in the decision-making process for environmental policies and regulations that could affect U.S. agriculture.  The Klobuchar-Lugar...
  • Senator Dick Lugar delivered the following remarks at an energy conference held by the Christian Coalition today in Washington: It is a great pleasure to join you today for this important discussion on energy, faith, and family.  I want to thank Roberta Combs for her invitation and for her personal leadership and advocacy that solving our...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement: On Saturday, March 12, in a consensus decision, the Arab League endorsed a no-fly zone over Libya imposed by Western nations.  What was not included in the Arab League’s decision was any commitment to provide...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.), today reintroduced legislation to drive job creation and increase America’s global competiveness by helping immigrant entrepreneurs secure visas...
  • Senator Dick Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today vowed to help block the Obama Administration’s South Korea free-trade agreement, unless the Colombia and Panama trade agreements signed by former President George W. Bush are also submitted to Congress for approval. “Jobs are being lost in...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today: Protestors and innocent people in Libya are being shot and killed. The tanks of Muammar Qadhafi’s supporters are firing at lightly-armed rebels and government planes are attacking insurgent...