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  • CLEVELAND – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding an Associated Press report that reveals how certain restrictions imposed under the Iran nuclear deal end after 10 years, allowing Tehran to reduce the time necessary for developing a nuclear...
  • Washington, D.C. –  Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN), Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) released the following statement Monday regarding the escalating violence in South Sudan that has put the peace agreement...
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding the terrorist attack yesterday in Nice, France. “We are heartbroken by the senseless terror attack in Nice that took the lives of so many innocent people,” said Corker. “The...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing today to assess the Iran nuclear deal one year later, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reaffirmed his opposition to the agreement and warned against U.S. policy being held hostage by Iranian threats to walk away from its nuclear commitments. Today, Corker...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsHearing: The Iran Nuclear Agreement: One Year Later Thursday, July 14, 2016 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement I’d like to thank our witnesses for testifying today. Both of you have been great resources for this committee as we continue to develop and refine our...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced they will introduce the Countering Iranian Threats Act of 2016. The bipartisan bill expands sanctions for ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, and other illicit Iranian actions; sanctions...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing today to examine the State Department’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, noted improvements over last year’s report but argued for continued progress to strengthen the integrity of the Tier Rankings that...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: Review of the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report Tuesday, July 12, 2016 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement Today, we will examine the recently released 2016 State Department Trafficking in Persons Report. The integrity of last year’s report was called...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) issued a ruling that invalidates China’s expansive sea claims surrounding disputed areas of the South China Sea. In 2013, the Philippines challenged...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded South Korea’s decision to enable deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system as a deterrent to the North Korea ballistic missile threat. “South Korea’s decision to...
  • WASHINGTON – Following passage of the Global Food Security Act in the House of Representatives yesterday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, highlighted further progress in their bipartisan effort to ensure U.S. food assistance is being used as effectively as...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after President Obama announced his decision to maintain 8,400 U.S. forces in Afghanistan through the end of the year. “Announcing this decision prior to the NATO Summit helps set expectations about our...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today condemned the abduction and murder of three individuals associated with International Justice Mission (IJM), including staff member, Willie Kimani, taxi driver, Joseph Muiruri, and client, Josephat Mwenda, who were abducted in...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing today on U.S. efforts to fight global corruption, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned of the threat corrupt governments pose to U.S. national security interests. The annual cost of corruption, according to estimates cited by the World Economic Forum,...
  • WASHINGTON – Following the release of the State Department’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and author of the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act, reiterated his call for a U.S.-led global effort to end human trafficking and modern slavery. He...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsHearing: Corruption: Violent Extremism, Kleptocracy, and the Dangers of Failing Governance Thursday, June 30, 2016 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman We’ll consider the huge challenge of corruption and the extent to which widespread, pervasive public breach of trust internationally...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing today on global efforts to defeat ISIS, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed concern that the Obama administration’s strategy is not adequate to the threat facing the United States from the terrorist group. “I fear that in spite of continued...
  • WASHINGTON – In an appearance on Fox News today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the findings from the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s report reveals the extent to which the Obama administration’s initial public explanation of the September 11, 2012, terror attack on...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsHearing: Global Efforts to Defeat ISIS  Tuesday, June 28, 2016  U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement Mr. McGurk, I’d like to thank you for again appearing before the committee. You have always been a direct witness, and we thank you for that. I think after...
  • WASHINGTON – In an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, anticipated the U.S. would draw closer to the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the referendum to leave the European Union. He also pushed back on previous threats from President Obama...