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  • WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sent a letter to the Biden Administration...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Representatives Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Sara Jacobs (CA-51) issued a statement after the Biden administration announced the appointment of Tom...
  • WASHINGTON – This week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will convene for one Subcommittee hearing, and one full Committee hearing. For all hearings, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules...
  • 26 February 2024 – OSCE PA Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Intolerance, Senator Ben Cardin (United States) concluded a three-day visit to France and Germany on 18 February. Cardin held a series of meetings in Paris and Munich with various stakeholders, including parliamentarians, government officials, and interfaith leaders amid...
  • WASHINGTON – Today. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. “As the world marks the second anniversary of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the United States — under President Biden’s leadership — has...
  • MUNICH – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement from the Munich Security Conference following news that Alexei Navalny died while unjustly imprisoned in a Russian penal colony. “In 2007 at the Munich Security Conference, the world watched Vladimir Putin deliver a speech in which...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement on recent elections in Indonesia. “I congratulate the people of Indonesia for their elections on February 14. The Indonesian people’s commitment to a peaceful democratic process is a cornerstone of our shared values. As the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Phillip Swagel, requesting an analysis on how the United States should respond to the changing nuclear strategic environment, specifically an aggressive PRC nuclear buildup and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, announced the introduction of a resolution condemning...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement following the Senate’s passage of the bipartisan supplemental funding package. “The long-awaited passage of this support for our allies in Ukraine, Israel, and across the Indo-Pacific marks a significant victory in our shared...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Israeli forces rescued two hostages taken by Hamas terrorists: “I am grateful to see the rescue of two Israeli-Argentine hostages in Rafah and their safe return to their families. I continue to support ongoing...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement on recent elections in Pakistan. “While I appreciate those in Pakistan who cast a vote in the electoral process this week, these long overdue elections were sadly overshadowed by actions that prevented the meaningful...
  • “There is no more important foreign policy priority than getting this bill passed and signed by the President. It is our number one priority for our national security.” WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of passing the...
  • WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), along with Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and several Congressional colleagues, introduced legislation to...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered opening remarks at the nomination hearing for Dafna Rand to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Donna Welton, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement following the Senate’s failed cloture vote to pass the bipartisan supplemental funding package. “The failure to move this bipartisan funding package forward represents both a dereliction of American leadership on the world stage...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) issued a statement on what should have been...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered remarks on the floor of the Senate in support of Kurt Campbell’s nomination to be Deputy Secretary of State. “Mr. Campbell’s distinguished career provides him with deep experience to excel in this position,” said Chair Cardin. “It...
  • Lire en français WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement after Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, postponed elections in Senegal. “The postponement of Senegal’s presidential election puts the country on a dangerous path towards dictatorship, and must not be allowed to...
  • WASHINGTON – Aujourd’hui, le sénateur américain Ben Cardin (démocrate du Maryland), président de la commission sénatoriale des relations étrangères, a publié une déclaration après l’annonce du président sénégalais Macky Sall du retard des élections au Sénégal. « Le retard de l’élection présidentielle au Sénégal place le pays sur une voie dangereuse...