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  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the passing of former AIPAC President Larry Weinberg. "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former AIPAC President Larry Weinberg. Larry's dedication to building and maintaining the strong bonds...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, yesterday sent a letter to President Trump calling for the expulsion and potential sanctioning of the Charge D’Affaires at the Embassy of Sudan in...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis: “Secretary Mattis had a long, distinguished career of service to his nation, and earned the respect of service members and commanders throughout his...
  •   WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered remarks on the Senate floor today in reaction to President Trump’s sudden decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, and his persistent failure to hold the Kremlin to account for its misdeeds and aggressions across...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and a bipartisan group of senators wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking his agency to formally determine if the Burmese government’s campaign of violence against the Rohingya people...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement on the deteriorating relationship with the government of Hungary after the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban forced the U.S.-accredited Central European University to cease operations in...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered a speech on the Senate floor to frame several critical questions about the U.S.-Saudi relationship in the context of America’s long-term interests in the region. In explaining his vote in support of a joint resolution...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in introducing the Venezuela Temporary Protected Status and Asylum Assistance Act of 2018. The bipartisan legislation seeks to grant Temporary...
  • WASHINGTON  – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor on the ongoing negotiations at COP 24 – the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference – where parties are negotiating the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The Senator...
  • WASHINGTON – On International Human Rights Day, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, submitted a statement for the Senate record honoring the life and legacy of Lyudmila Alexeyeva, renowned human rights champion in Russia and around the world. “Our world is better because Lyudmila was...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last night introduced a Senate Resolution reaffirming the Senate’s support for democracy in Nigeria and calling on the Nigerian government to take the necessary steps to facilitate elections that are credible, transparent, and...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,  sent a letter to Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging the Treasury Department not to waive or remove sanctions unless certain criteria are met on two companies controlled by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who has...
  •   WASHINGTON  – Today, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke to Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC after CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed a bipartisan group of Senate committee leaders on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Today’s briefing comes after there was bipartisan...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States’ intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty at the NATO Ministerial Meeting. “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement...
  • WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Donald Trump, Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Mark Warner (D-Va.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, expressed their serious...
  • WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Michael Bennet (D-Co.) in sending a letter to Vice President Mike Pence encouraging him to use his visit to Mexico to reaffirm U.S....
  •   WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) addressing threats to democracy in Latin America, and calling on the Trump Administration to reclaim the United States’ status as a...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke to CNN’s Kate Bolduan and responded to the news that President Trump cancelled his planned meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20. Menendez also reacted to news about Michael Cohen’s guilty...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate unanimously approved a bill to reauthorize the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (H.R. 6651 PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018).  The bipartisan legislation incorporates...
  • WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered a speech before the Senate voted to approve J.Res.54 - A joint resolution to direct the removal of U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.  Explaining...