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  • 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 an executive order prohibiting transactions related to and dealings in Venezuela’s cryptocurrency, known as the Petro. “I welcome the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Russia’s state and media sources reported the Russian presidential elections have resulted in the re-election of President Vladimir Putin to another six-year term: “Today, in...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a group of his Senate colleagues in writing to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan today requesting a detailed analysis from the Trump Administration on the current status of Russian S-400 air defense system sales or negotiations...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned five entities and 19 individuals under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator 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 titled “State Fragility, Growth and Development: Designing Policy Approaches That Work.” The Senator started his remarks by addressing...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Monday that it was “highly likely” Russia ordered the poisoning in England of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Tuesday after President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, and named Mike Pompeo as his nominee to assume the post: “President Trump has demonstrated yet...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump on Sunday tried to blame Senate Democrats via tweets for his Administration’s failure to nominate and fill critical Senate-confirmed positions to the State Department and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after President Trump agreed on Thursday night to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization. Menendez authored the North Korea Sanctions Act of 2015, legislation that...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – US Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today submitted the following statement for the record in support of a credible and efficient process for choosing Guatemala’s next Attorney General to continue the country’s efforts of strengthening the rule of law and...
  • WASHINGTON – Ahead of International Women’s Day, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) led seven colleagues in a letter to President Trump expressing their “ongoing concern over your administration’s demotion of the rights of women and girls as a foreign policy priority and efforts to roll back initiatives that have advanced...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tonight spoke on the Senate Floor calling on the Trump Administration to defend our democracy and national security against foreign interference.  Menendez underscored President Trump’s embrace of Putin, his refusal to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Tuesday after South Korea announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he is willing to enter into nuclear negotiations: “President Moon's efforts, backed up by the leverage of additional...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke this morning at the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:  “Good morning AIPAC and thank you for that warm welcome! I’m honored to be...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Monday ahead of his first trip to Africa as America’s top diplomat later this week. Senator Menendez writes that the Administration’s approach to Africa, while focused in principle on...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Thursday after the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, announced her resignation: “Ambassador Jacobson’s departure marks yet another critical moment in the exodus of expertise from a...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Wednesday, expressing dismay that the Trump Administration has failed to implement many mandatory sanctions and reporting provisions of the Countering...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Departments of State and Defense reached an agreement to transfer $40M to the State Department’s Global Engagement Center to fight foreign government-sponsored propaganda. “It is...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Tuesday upon the news that Ambassador Joe Yun, the lead State Department official responsible for North Korea negotiations, is resigning: “Today's announcement that Ambassador Joe Yun, our top North...
  • WASHINGTON—Eleven United States Senators today introduced a resolution condemning repressive and undemocratic actions taken by the Venezuelan government, and calling for free and fair elections for its people. The resolution states that any upcoming election not meeting established international standards would be considered illegitimate, and...