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  • 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...
  • WASHINGTON – At a hearing on the state of global humanitarian affairs, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called for prioritizing humanitarian access and reforming the delivery of U.S. global food assistance as the population of people suffering from conflict and failing governance is at a...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: Flashing Red: The State of Global Humanitarian Affairs March 22, 2017 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Last month, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the executive director of the World Food Program issued a warning regarding severe food shortages sweeping across...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today lamented the humanitarian crisis in Syria and urged the U.S. to pursue accountability for war crimes as the conflict enters its seventh year. Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees hosted a...
  • WASHINGTON – As Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi visits Washington, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter to President Donald J. Trump urging continued U.S. support to foster unity and stability in Iraq. In addition to...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s budget blueprint. “I sincerely appreciate the Trump administration’s effort to cut waste and...
  • WASHINGTON – Ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s scheduled visit to Beijing on Saturday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter to China’s ambassador to the United States seeking the release of Sandy...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a hearing on the war in Yemen and efforts to resolve the three-year long conflict and combat the terrorism threat from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which controls significant territory within the country. “With...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined a majority of committee colleagues in voting to favorably report the nomination of David Friedman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Israel to the full Senate for consideration. “Israel is our closest friend and strongest partner...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  Business Meeting: Nomination of David Friedman to be U.S. Ambassador to Israel March 9, 2017 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement This business meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will come to order. Today we will consider the nomination of David...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded unanimous Senate passage of his resolution to raise awareness about modern slavery and human trafficking. February 23rd marked the END IT Movement’s fifth annual “Shine a Light on Slavery Day.” To help kick off...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement in response to reports of Iranian ballistic missile tests in violation of international commitments. “These provocative tests are just the latest example of Iran’s dangerous actions that demand a...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the president’s immigration executive order. “I am very encouraged by the interagency approach the administration has taken to develop and implement the revised executive order,” said...
  •  United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  Hearing: Venezuela: Options for U.S. Policy  March 2, 2017  U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman  Opening Statement This morning, we will discuss U.S. policy toward Venezuela. We asked our witnesses to address three questions: What are our interests in Venezuela?...
  • WASHINGTON – On Thursday, March 2, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, convened a hearing on the worsening political, humanitarian, and economic crisis in Venezuela to assess U.S. interests and policy options. The committee heard testimony today from Dr. David Smilde of Tulane University, Dr....