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  • New York Times The Opinion Pages | OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS A Better Way to Help the World By BOB CORKER and CHRIS COONS MAY 10, 2017 The suffering today in northern Uganda and South Sudan should move even the most hardhearted among us. As members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, we often are confronted with the question of how the United...
  • WASHINGTON – Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, responded to new video that shows victims in the immediate aftermath of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack in Syria that provoked...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following remarks at a hearing to consider the nomination of John J. Sullivan to serve as deputy secretary of state. “Thank you for appearing before the committee today, Mr. Sullivan, and for your willingness to serve our...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following remarks at a hearing on the value of public-private partnerships in foreign assistance. The committee heard testimony from Jim Kolbe of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network and from leading companies involved in...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: Nomination of Terry Branstad to be U.S. Ambassador to China  April 2, 2017 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement Governor Branstad, it is a pleasure to welcome you here today as our nominee to be the next ambassador to China. I am glad to see members of your...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: The Crisis in Libya: Next Steps and U.S. Policy Options April 25, 2017 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement In today’s hearing, we’ll examine the crisis in Libya. I’d like to thank our witnesses for again appearing before the committee on this...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing on the crisis in Libya, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today warned of infighting among rival militias within the country that continues to foster instability and pose risks for U.S. national security interests. “Fighting between militias has...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Friday visited the Bidi Bidi refugee camp in Uganda, where more than 270,000 people reside after fleeing war-torn South Sudan. The senators witnessed firsthand one of the countries hardest hit by the current...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act Friday to instruct the Secretary of State to report on war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Syria, as well as...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to U.S. missile strikes in Syria. “The U.S. and world community stood by as Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad brutally tortured and murdered more than 500,000 of his own people, and I...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced a Senate resolution Wednesday condemning Bashar al-Assad and his regime for their continued use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people. Multiple media outlets and independent human rights...
  • WASHINGTON – At a hearing on the U.S. partnership with the European Union to deter Russian aggression in Europe, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today sought continued cooperation with the EU in response to Moscow’s destabilizing activities, including threats to European elections...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today condemned the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria and urged the administration to work with the European Union to hold the regime of Bashar al-Assad accountable for war crimes against his people. “The U.S., along with our...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today decried the Venezuelan Supreme Court for assuming legislative authority that he blamed on President Nicolas Maduro as an effort to consolidate power. “The Supreme Court’s attempt to usurp legislature authority is outrageous...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today expressed optimism about the opportunity for cooperation between Congress and the Trump administration on implementing a new strategic vision for the U.S. approach to the world. The comments came during a committee hearing featuring...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  Hearing: The Road Ahead: U.S. Interests, Values, and the American People  March 30, 2017  U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman  Opening Statement We spend a lot of time in this committee looking at very specific foreign policy issues. Whether it’s the...
  •  United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  Hearing: The View from Congress: U.S. Policy on Iran  March 28, 2017  U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman  Opening Statement In today’s hearing we will discuss next steps in our Iran policy. One of my criticisms of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today urged his Senate colleagues to support a resolution of advice and consent for Montenegro’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Senate voted 97 to 2 on a procedural motion that clears the way for a vote...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) today led a group of more than a dozen senators in introducing bipartisan legislation to hold Iran accountable. The legislation, cosponsored by Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Michael Bennet...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the nomination of William F. (Bill) Hagerty to serve as U.S. ambassador to Japan. “Japan is one of our most critical allies, and I could not imagine a more effective person in this role as...