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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded committee passage of legislation to establish U.S. international policy for cyberspace. H.R. 3776, The “Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017”, which passed the House of Representatives in January, will establish a dedicated...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of their bipartisan legislation to promote economic growth in developing economies through U.S. business investment and provide more accountability for taxpayers at no expected cost....
  • WASHINGTON – In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, challenged the Senate to assert its constitutional authority on trade policy by passing his bipartisan legislation to require congressional approval of tariffs designated under Section 232 of the Trade...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today joined 25 of his colleagues to introduce the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act, which would keep families together while ensuring the integrity of our nation’s immigration laws. The legislation requires that children and their parents remain together during legal...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement during a hearing on resources and redesign of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Administrator Mark Green testified on the agency’s transformation plan to better focus...
  • WASHINGTON – In a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today expressed deep concern about the implementation of steel and aluminum tariffs recently imposed by the president under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and sought assurances...
  • WASHINGTON – In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he hopes Congress will “rise to the occasion” and assert its constitutional authority on trade policy by passing his bipartisan legislation to require congressional approval of tariffs...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement during a hearing on nominations for U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and Assistant Secretary of State for both Near Eastern and African Affairs. “Today we will consider the nominations of individuals to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. “While I am glad the president and Kim Jong Un were able to meet, it is difficult to determine what of concrete nature has...
  • WASHINGTON – Support continues to grow for legislation introduced Wednesday by U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a bipartisan group of senators to require congressional approval of tariffs designated under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The legislation, cosponsored by...
  • WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced today by U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a bipartisan group of senators to require congressional approval of tariffs designated under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 is attracting a wide range of support. The legislation, cosponsored...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)  today introduced legislation to...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the administration announced it would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. “Imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on our most...
  • CARACAS, Venezuela – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement on the release of American citizen Josh Holt and his wife, Thamy, who have been detained in a Venezuelan prison for the last two years. “I am pleased to join Senator Hatch and President Trump...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced it was initiating an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to “determine whether imports of automobiles, including SUVs, vans and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement during a hearing featuring testimony from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “We want to thank you for joining us today. And although you were here just six weeks ago for your confirmation hearing and have...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, received Freedom House’s annual Leadership Award along with former Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony Wednesday night in Washington. Corker was honored for his work to end modern slavery and human trafficking...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded Senate Foreign Relations Committee passage of a resolution of advice and consent to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty, which would facilitate access to books and other published materials for the blind. The committee held a hearing on...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after voting to confirm Gina Haspel as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). “With more than 30 years of CIA experience, Gina Haspel is qualified to lead the agency and has the experience needed to help address the emerging threats we face...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a hearing on S.J. Res. 59, bipartisan legislation to replace the 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs) with an updated AUMF against al-Qaida, the Taliban, and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)....