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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke this morning at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In outlining the role of Congress in both promoting America’s interests abroad and conducting effective oversight of the Trump Administration’s...
  • WASHINGTON, DC –  U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the below statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s hearing on “U.S. Policy on Yemen.” “Thank you, Chairman Corker, for convening this important hearing and inviting witnesses from the State...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today sent a letter to U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green to express his concerns over alleged pay inequities at the development agency. “As I know you agree, building a diverse USAID...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last night sent a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller after Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo refused on Thursday to answer any questions about what he discussed with the Special Counsel and whether the President asked him to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 13 Democratic Senators sent a letter to Vice President Pence expressing concern about the Administration’s policy towards the Western Hemisphere, and urging him to adopt an “Americas together” policy in lieu of the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump ordered the United States to launch strikes on Syria in response to the latest alleged chemical attack on civilians by Bashar al-Assad. “The Assad regime and its backers...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following statement at today’s hearing on the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Mr. Director, congratulations on your nomination and...
  • WASHINGTON—Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump announced he was canceling his plans to attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru.  “The President’s decision not to attend the Summit of the Americas is yet...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent two letters requesting information from the State Department and SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, following the scandal over the company’s alleged misappropriation of the personal data of up...
  • WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called for an investigation into allegations that Trump...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to the latest alleged chemical attack on civilians by Bashar al-Assad. “I am horrified that once again, Bashar Assad has allegedly used chemical weapons on his own people. Completely...
  • NEWARK – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned seven Russian oligarchs, 12 companies they control, 17 Russian government officials, and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Ethiopian parliament swore in Dr. Abiy Ahmed as its new prime minister. “After weeks of indecision and unrest, I welcome the peaceful transfer of power in Ethiopia that resulted in...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would order 60 Russian diplomats to leave the country, and close the Russian consulate in Seattle in response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a Senate resolution honoring the 197th anniversary of Greek Independence Day and celebrating the traditions of cooperation and friendship that continue to remain strong between the two nations. “It is a pleasure to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and five Ranking Members of key Senate committees on national security in sending a letter to President Donald Trump formally requesting the Administration provide a comprehensive analysis to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined today by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in sending a letter to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan expressing concern about the recent resignation of Juan Jimenez as the head of the Organization...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump announced via Twitter that he had replaced General H.R. McMaster with John Bolton as his National Security Adviser. "The continued chaos at the White House is a grave threat to our...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led a series of Senate floor speeches by Democratic members of the Committee to discuss their concerns with President Trump’s foreign policy including the mass exodus of expertise from the State Department, the failure to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that it was providing humanitarian assistance to address food security and public health issues related to Venezuela’s...