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  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the unfolding humanitarian disaster transpiring off the Libyan coast and in the Mediterranean Sea. “It is profoundly heart wrenching to view the anguished images of innocent...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for Organization Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, and author of the Responding to Urgent Needs of Survivors of...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the administration’s proposed rescission of Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism: “President Obama’s notification to Congress for removing Cuba from the list of State...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the Corker-Menendez-Kaine Iran Nuclear Review Act by a vote of 19-0. “I want to thank Senator Corker for his patience and willingness...
  • WASHINGTON , DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the continuing normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States:  “The State Department's recommendation to remove Cuba from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, the result of a...
  • GAITHERSBURG, Md. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the just announced P5+1 Plan of Action regarding Iran’s nuclear program: “The United States – executive branch and Congress – are unified in our goal to ensure that Iran is...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee since he joined the Senate in January 2007, issued the following statement: “I am humbled that Democratic Leader Reid has asked me to serve as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at this time. It is clear to all of...
  • Newark, NJ – Senator Robert Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the elections in Nigeria. “I applaud the Nigerian people and political leaders on both sides for their commitment and dedication to the democratic process. I congratulate President-Elect Muhammadu...
  • Washington, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, were joined by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), David Perdue (R-GA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John Cornyn (R-TX), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), John McCain (R-AZ),...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding an Associated Press report that Iran will be allowed to operate centrifuges at Fordow as part of a potential nuclear agreement. “If today’s news report from Lausanne is true, we are not...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent the following letter to President Barack Obama urging him to work closely with the international community to respond swiftly to the alleged use of chlorine gas by the Assad regime in attacks against Syrian civilians in Syria. In the...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement prior to Wednesday’s Joint Meeting of Congress by President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani. “The first democratic transition in Afghanistan’s history, inaugurating President Ghani and Dr....
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after reports of being sanctioned by the Russian government. "In the year since I was last sanctioned by President Putin, my active and vocal support for Ukraine has only increased. Today's report from...
  • WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a Resolution commemorating the 194th Anniversary of Greek Independence Day, March 25, 2015 and recognizing the strong relationship between the people of Greece and the United States. "The United States and Greece are connected...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the subcommittee hearing titled “Deepening Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela: Implications for U.S. Interests and the Western...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the hearing titled “The President's Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts.” “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and...
  • Washington, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy discussion on “America’s Strategic Dilemma: A Revisionist Russia...
  • Washington, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act will be implemented. "Today's announcement on the implementation of Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and...
  • Newark, NJ – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement celebrating Holi, the ancient Indian Hindu festival known as the “festival of colors” or “Spring Festival.” “To everyone celebrating Holi and those who simply wish to...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-sponsor of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act was joined by co-sponsors Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Angus King (I-ME), as well as Democratic Senators Ben Cardin...