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  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro. “Under Fidel Castro’s brutal and oppressive dictatorship, the Cuban people have suffered politically and economically for...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing on the conflict in Syria, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, accused the Obama administration of a “failed presidency” on foreign policy after repeated refusal to take steps that could have alleviated humanitarian suffering and deterred the Assad...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement regarding the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres. “Shimon Peres was a close friend of the United States who will be remembered for his many years of loyal service to Israel and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.),...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor before voting to override President Barack Obama’s veto of S. 2040, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA): “Mr. President, I have met over the course of the last...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today on a resolution offered by the Obama administration at the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) regarding the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which the Senate rejected in 1999. “In so...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after reports indicated that the ceasefire agreement in war-torn Syria between the U.S. and Russia has collapsed. “I am saddened for the people of Syria who are being murdered by barrel...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsHearing: “South Sudan: Options in Crisis” Tuesday, September 20, 2016 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement It’s been nearly a year since we last discussed the unwillingness of the South Sudanese officials to govern responsibly. Despite the significant...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing on U.S. policy in Afghanistan, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stressed ongoing security and development challenges facing the country as the U.S. and other international partners prepare for an Afghanistan aid conference in Brussels next month. He expressed...
  •  United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: “Afghanistan: U.S. Policy and International Commitments” Thursday, September 15, 2016 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Obviously Afghanistan continues to be something that’s important to our U.S. national interest. We brokered a government – the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) reached by the United States and Israel regarding military aid, which is expected to be signed this afternoon. “This agreement sends an important signal about...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after a breakfast meeting with Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi and congressional leaders at Vice President Joe Biden’s residence in Washington, D.C. “While we certainly appreciate the work Aung...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today called for the details of the Syria ceasefire agreement to be made available to the United States Senate. Yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced the...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after reports of a nuclear test by North Korea, the fifth conducted by the regime in the past decade. “Words alone from the Obama administration, China, and the United Nations Security Council will...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing on U.S. policy toward Pakistan, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed continued frustration over Pakistan’s refusal to target the Haqqani network, a leading terrorist affiliate of the Taliban that is responsible for attacking American and NATO...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsHearing: “Pakistan: Challenges for U.S. Interests” Thursday, September 8, 2016 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement I’ll just generally outline that our relationship with Pakistan has been very complicated. I think we’ve gone through a period of...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned against an emerging plan by the Obama administration to endorse an international ban on nuclear testing at the United Nations (U.N.) without Senate approval. The committee held a hearing today to examine the legal consequences from such...
  • WASHINGTON – On MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Congress and the American people need greater transparency from the Obama administration after new details emerged yesterday regarding $1.7 billion in U.S. cash payments to Iran provided in conjunction...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today after reports that North Korea fired three medium-range missiles as the Group of 20 economic summit was underway in China. “It is highly discouraging that China does little as North Korea...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement. “Just as we saw our allies in Europe dissing us over the TTIP negotiations last week, and today China flexing its muscles in the South China Sea while we sit at the table with them, we can...