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  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Foreign affairs Committee, today expressed deep concerns about the Trump Administration’s nuclear strategy and approach to the New START Treaty, a critical agreement that places...
  • NEWARK – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a military raid in Syria led by the United States: “Today, we come together to congratulate our men and women in uniform who successfully executed...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today sent a letter to President Trump fiercely opposing his plan to pay...
  • NEWARK – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the celebration of Diwali:  “I join the millions of Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs in New Jersey and around the world who are celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights. During my recent trip to...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, travelled to India earlier this month to assess and advance the partnership between the United States and India. Visiting Delhi, Agra, Chandigarh, Amritsar, and Mumbai, Menendez met with senior government officials, businesspeople, and...
  • TRUMP-UKRAINE SCANDAL Fact Sheet: DOD Certified that Ukraine Met Corruption Benchmarks The Claims: President Trump and senior administration officials have claimed that security assistance to Ukraine was held up because they were concerned the assistance would be diverted. For example: Trump said, “why would you give money to a country that...
  • 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 announced he would lift U.S. sanctions on Turkey: “As if clearing the way for a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Syrian Kurds wasn’t enough, President...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following opening remarks at a hearing titled: “Assessing the Impact of Turkey's Offensive in Northeast Syria.” Testifying before the committee were Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, Special Representative for Syria...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, appeared today on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss pressing international affairs issues including the ongoing crisis in northern Syria and the latest on the Trump-Ukraine scandal. Ranking Member Menendez also...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today sent a letter to President Trump stating his opposition to the decision announced by White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to host next year’s G7 summit at one of Trump’s own properties, potentially allowing his companies...
  • WASHINGTON – Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced they are partnering to introduce new comprehensive legislation in response to Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria and attack on America’s partners in northeast...
  • WASHINGTON – At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing examining the Trump Administration’s Iran policy, Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) confronted U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State, Brian Hook, about President Trump’s reported efforts to help Rudy Giuliani secure...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today requested that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provide details regarding President Trump’s recent phone call with Turkish President Erdogan on October 6th, which led to the President’s agreement to withdraw U.S. troops from...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following opening remarks at a committee hearing this morning titled, “An Examination of US-Iran Policy.” Menendez used his remarks to elevate a request from all committee Democrats for Chairman Risch to allow the...
  • WASHINGTON— Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Representative Michael T. McCaul (R-Texas), the Committee’s Ranking Member, today introduced a bicameral,...
  • ELIZABETH, N.J. – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper announced on Sunday that President Donald Trump had ordered the full withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria: “With this withdrawal, President Trump is...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today called on Secretary Pompeo to seek the resignation of Assistant Secretary Kevin Moley, head of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO), for his targeting of career public servants at the State Department based on their...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led a group of ten of his Senate Democratic colleagues in seeking answers from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the Trump Administration’s politically-motivated removal of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today was joined by all Democratic members of the Committee in sending a letter to Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho) to request he immediately convene hearings on the Trump-Ukraine scandal. As the Senate committee of jurisdiction...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Representative Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House...