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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and leader in the global fight against modern slavery, today applauded the United Kingdom for matching the $25 million U.S. contribution to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) announced last week. The initial $50 million establishes a...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement in response to a speech by Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma about the humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya minority. “Aung San Suu Kyi has long been dismissive of human rights concerns,” said Corker....
  •  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of legislation that strengthens U.S. global leadership in the fight to end modern slavery and human trafficking. The Trafficking...
  • WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held a news conference with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) to applaud the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons award of $25 million to the Global Fund to End Modern...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today applauded a $25 million award from the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) for the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS). The funding establishes a bold global fund...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  Hearing: Nominations  September 12, 2017 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement The position [of under Secretary for management] that Senator Enzi was just mentioning is vitally important to the functioning of the [State] Department, as he stated.  Fourteen...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered the following remarks at a hearing to assess priorities and challenges in the United States’ relationship with Turkey. “Since serving beside the United States in the Korean War and then joining the North Atlantic...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to reports of a nuclear test by North Korea, the sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. “I spoke with General Kelly this morning as the president and his national security...
  • JACKSON, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding steps taken by the Trump administration to regain parity in our diplomatic relationship by forcing the Russian government to close its consulate in San Francisco, a chancery annex in...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to a letter from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlining organizational changes related to special envoys and related positions at the State Department. “Through the years,...
  • 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 financial sanctions on Venezuela. “These carefully calibrated sanctions send a strong signal to the Maduro regime while still allowing for much needed...
  • NASHVILLE, 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’s address to the nation on the way forward in Afghanistan.  “I had the opportunity to talk with Secretary Tillerson in advance of this evening’s...
  • WASHINGTON – In a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today urged the U.S. to wage an international campaign against the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) compensation of terrorists...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement in response to the murder of Christopher Msando, the head of information technology for Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), prior to the August 8 presidential...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today praised Senate Foreign Relations Committee passage of legislation demanding the Palestinian Authority end its policy of rewarding terrorism. The Taylor Force Act, legislation introduced by Graham and Corker this week, would restrict U.S. economic aid to the West...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held a news conference with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) after committee passage of their legislation that demands the Palestinian Authority end its policy of compensating terrorists. The Taylor Force Act would restrict U.S. economic aid to...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to reports of a ballistic missile launch by North Korea. Yesterday, Corker supported near unanimous Senate passage of legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea, which has...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded Senate passage of legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea. H.R.3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, passed by a vote of 98 to 2 and will now be sent to the president’s desk...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded committee passage of the fiscal year 2018 State Department authorization bill. This is the third year in a row that the committee has successfully passed an authorization bill for...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced a path forward on legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea. “Following very productive discussions with Leader McCarthy, I am glad to announce that we have reached an agreement that will allow us to send...