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  • NEWARK – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to the Biden administration’s publication of a U.S. intelligence report on Saudi Arabia’s assassination of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi: “Today the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, submitted the following statement for the Senate Record in response to ongoing tensions and violence in the Darfur region of Sudan. The statement calls for the United Nations Security Council to reconsider its December 2020 move to dissolve...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in observance of Estonia’s Independence Day, February 24: “I extend my best wishes to the Estonian people as you celebrate your Independence Day. As a NATO ally, Estonia has been instrumental in...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Senate Floor ahead of today’s vote to invoke cloture on the nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.  “What the United States desperately needs right now at the UN...
  • NEWARK – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in observance of Lithuania’s Restoration of the State Day, February 16: “I send my best wishes to the Lithuanian people as they celebrate Restoration of the State Day. Lithuania has a long history of...
  • NEWARK — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to last night’s rocket attack on a U.S. facility in Iraq's Kurdistan region: “I strongly condemn yesterday’s attack in Erbil and send my condolences to the families of the U.S....
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement expressing concerns following the Polish government’s proposed advertising tax targeting independent media: “I am deeply concerned by the Polish government’s effort to impose a new tax on...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today was joined by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Co-Chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), in calling on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to detail the nature of his company’s dealings with Dahua Technology Co., a Chinese...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement today after the Biden administration announced it will respond to the coup in Myanmar by freezing U.S. government assistance and imposing economic sanctions:  “I welcome today’s announcement by...
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) led a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution (S. Res. 44) condemning last year’s fraudulent...
  • Washington, D.C. — Los senadores estadounidenses Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), presidente del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores del Senado, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), y Ben Cardin (D-Md.) lideraron una resolución (S. Res. 44) condenando las fraudulentas elecciones legislativas del...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today was joined by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement today in support of President Biden’s recent comments outlining his administration’s Iran strategy: “I applaud President Biden for saying this weekend that his administration will not offer...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Somalia’s escalating electoral crisis after President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed’s mandate expired without an agreement on the conduct of previously scheduled elections: “I am...
  • WASHINGTON — Los Senadores Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), el presidente del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores del Senado, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) y Ben Cardin (D-Md.) presentaron ayer una Resolución expresando la solidaridad del Senado con el Movimiento San Isidro de Cuba, un grupo de artistas y activistas...
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) were joined by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in introducing a Senate resolution expressing the U.S. Senate’s solidarity with Cuba’s San Isidro Movement, a collective of...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) in introducing a bipartisan Senate resolution commemorating the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Day, March 25, 2021. The bipartisan resolution celebrates the commitment to democracy that...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today spoke with MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson to discuss his regaining the committee’s Chairmanship and his expectations for President Joe Biden’s scheduled foreign policy speech at the State Department this afternoon. Chairman...
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks at this morning’s Committee business meeting calling for the confirmation of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.  Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s...
  • Senator Menendez on Resuming Chairmanship of Senate Foreign Relations Committee WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) issued the following statement after being named Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 117th Congress: “I am deeply honored to be named Chairman and humbled to again lead of one of the...