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  • 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)....
  • WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today reported various nominations to the full Senate for consideration. The agenda and results from the committee’s business meeting are included below and online here. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations CommitteeBusiness Meeting AgendaMay 16, 2018 10:00 a.m. ETSenate Dirksen...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. “Today’s ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel reaffirms our close and enduring partnership with the only democracy...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement during a hearing on modernizing U.S. international development finance at no expected cost to taxpayers. Earlier this year, Corker introduced S.2463, the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Trump administration announced the release of American citizens by North Korea. “We are all very thankful for the release of these American citizens who have been unjustly detained by North Korea...
  • 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 announced his decision to end U.S. participation in the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The administration...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today received the George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication’s first annual Walter Roberts Award for Congressional Leadership in Public Diplomacy at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Assistant...
  • New York, N.Y. – During an appearance as a guest host on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Senate Banking Committee and the Senate Budget Committee, discussed the potential for talks with North Korea, the future of the Iran...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today voted to confirm Richard Grenell as U.S. Ambassador to Germany. The Senate approved the nomination by a vote of 56 to 42. The committee reported the nomination favorably to the full Senate in October of 2017 and again in January. Excerpts...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined a bipartisan majority of senators in voting to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. The Senate approved the nomination by a vote of 57 to 42. On Monday, the committee reported the nomination to the full Senate with a...
  • WASHINGTON – During an appearance on Fox News “America’s Newsroom”, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, praised the committee vote yesterday to advance Mike Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State to the full Senate, the state visit of French President Emmanuel...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, presided over committee consideration of Mike Pompeo’s nomination to serve as Secretary of State. The committee favorably reported the nomination to the full Senate for consideration. The committee also approved Thomas J. Hushek for...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – During interviews on CNN “State of the Union” and ABC “This Week” today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed the upcoming committee vote on Mike Pompeo’s nomination to serve as Secretary of State, U.S. relations with Russia, and the...
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 66 senators in a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanding the release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was unjustly detained in 2016 and charged with terrorism offenses. Corker has...
  • WASHINGTON – During interviews on CNN “New Day” and MSNBC “Andrea Mitchell Reports” today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed U.S. precision strikes in Syria, his proposal to update authorities used to fight terror abroad, the upcoming committee vote on Mike...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor in support of Mike Pompeo’s nomination to serve as Secretary of State. The committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination on Monday, April 23. “Mr. President, thank you for...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement during a hearing to consider the Marrakesh Treaty, which would facilitate access to books and other published materials for the blind. The committee heard testimony from Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary of...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement during a hearing on U.S. policy in Yemen. “We thank Acting Assistant Secretary Satterfield, Assistant Secretary Karem and Mr. Jenkins for joining us here today. “This hearing will examine U.S....