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  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday met with Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and David MacNaughton, Canada's Ambassador to the U.S., to discuss pressing international issues, including a number of issues of importance to Idahoans, like the...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) welcomed the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 (S. 1) in an...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement on today’s announcement that the United States has given notice that it will withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in six months:  “I support the withdrawal of the United...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today welcomed Carlos Vecchio, Chargé d'Affaires of Venezuela, and a delegation of members of interim President Juan Guaidó’s administration to the U.S. Senate. Risch and Vecchio were joined by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding the Greek Parliament’s vote to ratify the Prespa Agreement.  “I extend my congratulations to the people of Greece and Macedonia for the resolution of a long-running dispute over...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) today was elected chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 116 th Congress. Notably, Risch is the third Idahoan to serve as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, following William Borah’s tenure from 1925-1933 and Frank Church’s two year term from...
  • WASHINGTON – As his time in Congress comes to a close, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced that Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) will take the helm of congressional efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking worldwide. “For years, Senator Portman has been a...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised House passage of legislation that strengthens U.S. global leadership in the fight to end modern slavery and human trafficking. The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis. “I admire and respect General Mattis as much as anyone I have ever met in the public arena,” said Corker. “He is a patriot...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today will introduce a Senate joint resolution holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a former Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post. The resolution condemns...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today voted in favor of discharging a resolution from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to the Senate floor on the U.S. role in Yemen. The Senate advanced S.J.Res.54 by a vote of 63 to 37. Next week, absent a unanimous consent agreement,...
  • Click here or on the image above to watch the video. WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today invited Nashville singer-songwriter Natalie Grant to testify at a hearing on progress in the global fight to end modern slavery. Grant offered compelling testimony about what caused her...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered the following remarks during a hearing on progress in the global fight to end modern slavery. The hearing featured testimony from Ambassador John Richmond, heard of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat...
  • WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today demanded the administration make a determination specifically addressing whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is responsible for the murder...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act against Saudi Arabian officials who were responsible for the murder of...
  • (Pictured from left to right: Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, and Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn.) WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, convened senior administration officials, members of Congress, and key stakeholders in international development for a roundtable to discuss...
  • (Pictured from left to right: Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, and Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn.) WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, convened senior administration officials, members of Congress, and key stakeholders in international development for a roundtable to discuss...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to the administration’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran that were lifted or waived under the 2015 nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to Saudi Arabia’s claims regarding the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post. “The story the Saudis have told about Jamal...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement on American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was released from Turkey after two years of detention. Turkey imprisoned Brunson in 2016 and indicted him on unsubstantiated terrorism charges earlier this...