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  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following speech on the Senate Floor, as prepared for delivery, about the latest developments in Ukraine and the need to implement the Ukraine Freedom Support Act. “M. President, I rise once again in support of the...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced a bipartisan Senate Resolution condemning Anti-Semitism in Europe. The Resolution which was authored by Menendez and co-sponsored by 55 other Senators, including Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Mark Kirk (R- IL) and...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement marking the Lunar New Year which takes place on February 19, 2015. “As millions of people prepare to celebrate the Year of the Sheep, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all those gathering in...
  • NEWARK, NJ –  U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the targeted killing of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya. “The targeted killing of Egyptian Copts in Libya by violent extremists is beyond barbaric. The twenty-one innocent men were...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a ceasefire in Ukraine. “The ceasefire agreement in Ukraine is a welcome development, but we must remain vigilant to ensure that the territorial integrity and sovereignty...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement regarding the White House draft language on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to combat ISIL. “I look forward to the congressional debate on the Authorization for Use of Military Force to...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and John Boozman (R-AR) in introducing a resolution calling on the Nigerian government to demonstrate leadership in addressing the dual...
  • WASHINGTON, DC –  U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the below statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing titled “Ending Modern Slavery: What is the Best Way Forward?” “I want to thank the...
  • Washington, DC –  Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the death of Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh by ISIL: "I strongly condemn the horrific killing of First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh. The perpetrators of...
  • WASHINGTON, DC –  U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the below statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s subcommittee hearing titled “Understanding The Impact of U.S. Policy Changes On Human Rights And Democracy In Cuba.” “Thank you, Mr....
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent the following letter to Secretary Kerry, urging the administration to exercise the authorities granted by the Ukraine Freedom Support Act in the wake of the deadliest period of conflict since the ceasefire agreement was signed...
  • WASHINGTON, DC -  U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) today introduced S. 269, the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015, legislation that would impose economic pressure on Iran if international negotiations do not yield a final nuclear deal by June 30th, and impose a Congressional review period of 30...
  • WASHINGTON, DC– Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 9 other Senate Democrats sent the following letter to President Obama regarding Iran nuclear negotiations. The letter was signed by United States Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Gary...
  • NEWARK, NJ – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the ISIL murder of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa: "I strongly condemn this brutal act of terrorism by ISIL and the murder of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa. The perpetrators of this vile act must be...
  • NEWARK, NJ – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding latest developments concerning the death of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine special prosecutor assigned to investigate the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires: “I...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at today’s hearing titled “Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Status of Talks and the Role of Congress.” “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent the following letter to Secretary John Kerry regarding Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson’s visit to Havana, raising serious concerns that need to be addressed during this trip, including: political prisoners, normalization...
  • Washington, D.C. – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding continued Russian aggression and violence in eastern Ukraine and the importance of implementing the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014. “Russian-supplied proxies in eastern Ukraine...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following speech, as prepared for delivery, on the Senate Floor about U.S.-Cuba relations, the Castro regime’s repression of human rights, and the need for democratic reforms in Cuba.  (Please note: Images of...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent the following letter to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, condemning press and media censorship as part of an overall crackdown on civil society by the government of Azerbaijan. In the letter, Senator Menendez said:...