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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today said the latest U.S. freedom of navigation exercise in the South China Sea is an “important step” that should be part of routine patrols in nearby international waters to challenge unlawful territorial claims by...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsHearing: Terrorism and Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa Tuesday, May 10, 2016  U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ChairmanOpening Statement As much of the world concentrates on the ISIS threat and instability in the Middle East, the committee takes this opportunity to consider efforts by the...
  • 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 Senate passage of the first State Department authorization bill in 14 years. The 2016 U.S. Department of State authorization bill, which was approved unanimously by the committee in...
  • 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 announced committee passage of the bipartisan U.S. Department of State Authorization Act of 2017. The legislation requires U.S. leadership at the United Nations (U.N.) to end sexual abuse and...
  • WASHINGTON – At a hearing to assess the state of U.S. relations with China, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, cited China’s increasingly aggressive land reclamation activity in the South and East China Seas as a strategic threat to U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region. He also...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today spoke with Dr. Riyad Hijab, a senior representative of the Syrian opposition, as the peace talks in Geneva appear to collapse. “Having just spoken with Dr. Riyad Hijab about the current situation in Syria, I understand why the...
  • WASHINGTON – Following unanimous Senate passage of the Global Food Security Act, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today highlighted progress in their bipartisan effort to fix inefficiencies in the delivery of U.S. global food assistance. The Global Food...
  • WASHINGTON – At a hearing to assess progress with Central America’s “Alliance for Prosperity” initiative, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stressed the importance of establishing strategic objectives for continued U.S. support of the alliance, which was established by El...
  • WASHINGTON – At a hearing to examine the United Nations’ response to sexual abuse among peacekeeping forces, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed disgust over continued reports of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by peacekeepers and the failure of the United Nations to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, convened a hearing Wednesday to examine the strategic challenges mounting national debt poses for the United States. As interest on the debt and spending on entitlement programs increasingly crowd out available resources for other priorities,...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing to assess Iran’s hostile and illicit behavior since the nuclear deal took effect in January, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, disputed previous Obama administration commitments claiming certain restrictions on Iran would remain in place. Today the...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsHearing: Recent Iranian Actions and Implementation of the Nuclear Deal Tuesday, April 5, 2016 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ChairmanOpening Statement I want to thank our witness for testifying today. Ambassador [Thomas] Shannon, we congratulate you on your confirmation. We appreciate your...
  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today said the U.N. Security Council’s refusal to hold Iran accountable defies the Obama administration’s assurances that a ban on Tehran’s ability to test ballistic missiles would remain in place after implementation of...
  •  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after reports that Tennessean Justin Shults and his wife Stephanie have been identified as among those killed in the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium. Corker's office worked with the families...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on legislation to address Iran’s ballistic missile provocations, including a joint statement with ranking member Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.). “We are continuing to work on bipartisan sanctions...
  • WASHINGTON – At a hearing to examine the Obama administration’s nuclear non-proliferation record ahead of the president’s Nuclear Security Summit (March 31 – April 1), U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned of the increasing risk of nuclear conflict around the world and...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing to examine political, economic, and judicial reforms in Ukraine, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned that the U.S. neglects to connect Moscow’s military intervention in Syria with its desire to weaken the European Union’s (EU) resolve over...
  •  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today highlighted progress in their bipartisan effort to fix inefficiencies in the delivery of U.S. global food assistance. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved the Global Food...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding his vote to permit Pakistan’s purchase of F-16 aircraft from the United States. In a procedural vote today, the Senate prevented a resolution that would block the sale from advancing. “I...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement after reports of Iran launching ballistic missiles for a second straight day. “Reaping the rewards of sanctions relief from the nuclear deal, Iran’s brazen ballistic missile launches for a second...