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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement at a hearing to consider the nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as Secretary of State. “Director Pompeo, we welcome you here today, and we thank you for your willingness to serve our country, yet again,...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced the expulsion of 48 Russian officials serving at its bilateral mission to the United States and 12 others from the Russian mission to the United Nations, as...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today addressed the Chicago Council’s 2018 Global Food Security Symposium, where he highlighted the importance of fixing inefficiencies in U.S. international food aid delivery at a time when so many children are at risk of famine around...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today urged senators to oppose an attempt by sponsors of a resolution on Yemen to bypass the committee process and force consideration in the full Senate. Corker noted the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Yemen and...
  • WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today reported various pieces of legislation, treaties, and nominations to the full Senate for consideration. The agenda and results from the committee’s business meeting are included below. Text of the legislation is available online here. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement about the Turkish offensive in Afrin, Syria. “Turkey’s capture of Afrin puts our hard-fought gains against ISIS at risk by drawing our local partners away from that fight,” said Corker....
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after an hour-long meeting with Mike Pompeo, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to serve as secretary of state. “Director Pompeo and I had a very good meeting today,” said Corker....
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation. The senator sat down with moderator Margaret Brennan earlier this week to discuss the nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as secretary of state, President Donald J. Trump’s decision to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation to modernize U.S. global food assistance programs as part of the 2018 farm bill. The Food for Peace Modernization Act of 2018 (FPMA) proposes greater efficiencies in the Food...
  • WASHINGTON – During an appearance on Fox News “America’s Newsroom”, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today discussed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as secretary of state and the U.S. and United Kingdom deterring Russian aggression....
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate foreign Relations Committee, today praised unanimous Senate passage of legislation to reform the Peace Corps. The Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018 would improve access to medical care for volunteers, strengthen accountability and oversight, and enhance...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement at a hearing to examine threats to U.S. interests from fragile states. The committee heard testimony from former British Prime Minister David Cameron, chairman of the Commission on State Fragility, Growth, and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s intention to nominate Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. “I had a very good conversation with Director Pompeo this morning and look forward to meeting...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump accepted an invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at a place and time to be determined. “While U.S. policy toward North Korea has failed for decades, it is clear...
  • WASHINGTON – Over the weekend, Fox News reported on the Taylor Force Act and U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, meeting last week with the family and classmates of Taylor Force, a Vanderbilt University graduate student who was killed in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in 2016. The...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation to promote sustainable growth in developing economies through U.S. business investment and provide more accountability for taxpayers at no expected cost. The Better...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after the Trump administration announced new sanctions against North Korea. “The administration is taking further action to isolate North Korea and prevent the rogue Kim regime from evading tough...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today praised Senate Foreign Relations Committee passage of legislation to reform the Peace Corps. The Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018 would improve access to medical care for volunteers, strengthen...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement at a hearing on the regional and strategic significance of the economic relationship between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The committee heard testimony from former Canadian Prime Minister Brian...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a lead author of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), today released the following statement on implementation of the legislation.  “As a lead author of this important legislation, I am...