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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lauded Senate passage of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016, legislation drafted by Senators Gardner (R-CO) and Menendez (D-N.J.). The bill, which now goes back to the House of Representatives for final passage,...
  • WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), Brian Schatz (D- Hawai‘i), Mazie Hirono (D- Hawai‘i), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), introduced a resolution welcoming the U.S.-ASEAN Summit at Sunnylands in...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised the Committee’s passage of S.Res. 330, which congratulates the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for winning the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. The resolution commends the Quartet...
  • WASHINGTON – In response to President Juan Manuel Santos’ visit to Washington to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Plan Colombia, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a Senate resolution noting sustained U.S. bipartisan commitment...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded President Obama’s signing of the Electrify Africa Act of 2015 (S.2152) into law. The bipartisan legislation, which was unanimously approved by the...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on North Korea’s missile test: "North Korea's missile test is a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile and yet another demonstration of the malign ambitions of the regime in Pyongyang. It is a...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the “U.S.-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015.” “From its economic reform efforts, to its participation in the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, to its support for...
  • WASHINGTON – On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in celebration of the Year of the Monkey:  “I want to express my best wishes to the millions of people in the United States and around the world who are...
  • WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement for the record on Strengthening the European Union. The statement addresses the challenges confronting the European Union today, including the refugee and migrant crisis, the effects of the Greece crisis on the...
  • WASHINGTON – Ahead of Thursday’s international donor conference on the crisis in Syria, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a Senate resolution urging the nations of the world to join the United States, the United Kingdom,...
  • “Human rights abusers around the world must understand that the United States will be aggressive in its efforts to hold accountable those who violate human rights and subvert the rule of law.” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement after the Obama Administration submitted to Congress its third...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, gave the following statement regarding S. 1882 the Nepal Recovery Act, which will work to support the sustainable recovery and rebuilding of Nepal following the recent, devastating earthquakes near Kathmandu. Senator Cardin introduced...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, gave the following statement regarding S. 2426 a bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). Senator Gardner introduced...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), today announced Senate Foreign Relations Committee passage of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016. As part of a more effective U.S. policy to achieve the peaceful disarmament of North Korea and...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding a recently enacted Danish law that authorizes police to search asylum seekers entering the country and confiscate any non-essential items that do not have any sentimental value to the owner...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in Pakistan:  “I want to express my condolences to the families of those lost in today’s terrorist attack in Pakistan.  The targeting of an educational institution...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, issued the following statement on Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.  “With Implementation Day of the Iran nuclear agreement now here, it is critical...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the release of four detained Americans in Iran and a fifth American, a student, who was released as well.  “The release of five innocent Americans from Iran is a day for all Americans to celebrate...
  • BALTIMORE –U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement following Taiwan’s historic election.  “Taiwan has once again demonstrated an unwavering commitment to democracy and freedom of expression following their now concluded historic campaign and election. I...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on East Asia, issued the following statement on the terrorist attack that occurred in Indonesia today. "I want to express my deepest condolences to all those wounded and to the families who lost loved...