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  • Senator Dick Lugar is scheduled to appear on CNN’s John King, USA on Monday, March 7, 2011, to discuss current events surrounding Libya and the Middle East. The show airs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST.  Watch the clip from the episode. ###
  • Senator Dick Lugar has been named by former First Lady Nancy Reagan to a special host committee for an event honoring the centennial of the birth of the late President Ronald Reagan. Lugar accepted the request of Mrs. Reagan to serve on the Honorary Congressional Centennial Host Committee for an event in Washington honoring the 40th President of...
  • U.S. Senator Dick Lugar today said that the Obama Administration is hurting economic growth, especially in agriculture products, because it “lacks a sufficient commitment to exports and trade promotion.” “We cannot achieve a full economic recovery in isolation from the rest of the world,” Lugar told Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Senator Dick Lugar today joined 42 other Republican Senators in introducing “The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011”.  The legislation prevents the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases under the existing Clean Air Act.  “Indiana continues to suffer from 9.5% unemployment, higher than...
  • I join the Chairman in welcoming Secretary Geithner and thank him for appearing again before the Foreign Relations Committee. The political upheaval in the Middle East, financial crises in Europe, continuing global food insecurity, rising demand for energy and other commodities; the increasing trade deficit with China; and ballooning foreign...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar today wrote a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers requesting a 30 day extension of the comment period for the White River North 3B flood protection and mitigation project. “I have received several letters, email messages and telephone calls in my office from residents of Indianapolis concerned about the structures...
  • I join the Chairman in welcoming Secretary Clinton to the Committee. I look forward to her thoughts on State Department and foreign policy priorities for the coming year.  Our hearing today takes place in the context of deep economic uncertainty at home, coupled with extraordinary upheaval overseas.  The American people are still...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today called on the Obama Administration to “forcefully” press North Korea and China on the more than 8,000 Americans still listed as missing from the Korean Conflict more than 50 years ago. “Until May of 2005, the U.S. and North Korea...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar cautioned the State Department that all requested spending, at this time of economic and fiscal hardship in America, will have to pass the acid test of whether foreign assistance programs contribute to national security and economic development. Lugar met with Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides prior to testimony by...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar warned that the Obama Administration is making the United States more vulnerable to oil shortages. In a speech today to the Alliance to Save Energy, Lugar called on the Obama Administration to lift the current off shore drilling ban, and to license the construction of a new Canadian oil pipeline from Alberta. “We must...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar today strongly criticized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for considering a regulation on farm and rural dust. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, co-authored with Sen. Kent Conrad and signed by 30 other Senators, Lugar said EPA review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards “for coarse...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today urged the Obama Administration to step up its initiatives to ensure freedom of the Internet around the world. “I applaud the continuing efforts of Secretary of State Clinton and everything the Department of State is doing to counter authoritarian...
  • In response to the Obama Administration ‘s current review of recent North Korean requests for a resumption  of U.S. food aid to North Korea Senator Lugar issued the following statement: “Any resumption of U.S. food aid to North Korea should be contingent on North Korea allowing access and accountability by monitors in accordance...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar today introduced legislation, which would repeal the Cold War-era Jackson-Vanik trade restrictions on Moldovan products and provide impetus for closer U.S. strategic engagement with Moldova.  “Moldova has been in compliance with Jackson-Vanik-related concerns for some time now, and repeal of this legislation will...
  • Sen. Dick Lugar announced today that “Americans, and especially Hoosiers, are already losing jobs due to the drop in exports to Colombia and Panama because the Obama Administration is not pushing hard enough for renewed free trade agreements with those South American countries.” “Because of uncertainty over the future of these...
  • January 28, 2011

    Nunn-Lugar Update

    U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar announced the following progress in the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Programsince December. 10 submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) destroyed, 4 nuclear weapons transport train shipments and 61.6 metric tons of chemical weapons agent neutralized.   In November 1991, Lugar (R-IN) and Sen. Sam...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today called on the Obama Administration to shift its attention from the divisive issue of reducing carbon emissions to a comprehensive campaign to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. “The President should say unequivocally that the...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar is scheduled to appear on Bloomberg TV’s Political Capital tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss China and other issues. Additional air times for the Bloomberg TV appearance include Saturday at 12 a.m., 5 a.m., 8 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 12 a.m., 5 a.m., 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and on Monday at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • January 5, 2011

    Lugar's Big Numbers

    12,421 Days of Service in Congress12,587 Votes in the Senate98.2% Voting Attendance$5.2 Million Office Funds Returned When Indiana Senator Dick Lugar accompanies former Vice President Dan Quayle of Indiana to witness the swearing in of new Indiana Senator Dan Coats on the floor of the Senate in Washington today for the opening of the 112th...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks at the close of Senate debate on the New START Treaty: Mr. President, as the Senate approaches a point of decision on the New START Treaty, I would like to offer a few concluding thoughts. My attitudes towards the enterprise of...