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  • WASHINGTON – Coinciding with ‘END IT’ week to help shine a light on slavery and human trafficking, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday convened a hearing featuring leading advocates and survivors who urged the U.S. to pursue a greater leadership role in ending modern day...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing today with Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, accused Russia of contributing to the flow of refugees from the Syrian conflict in order to stoke instability in Europe. “I think [Europeans] are concerned about what Russia is...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement after President Obama signed the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 into law.  “We can no longer afford to allow North Korea’s rogue regime to enhance its nuclear and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded President Obama’s signing of the Electrify Africa Act of 2015 (S.2152) into law. The bipartisan legislation, which was unanimously approved by the...
  • WASHINGTON – Following North Korea’s latest illicit missile launch, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, contributed an op-ed for CNN.com on the need for a more proactive U.S. approach to deal with the growing North Korean nuclear threat. The Senate is expected to debate and pass the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today condemned North Korea’s illicit missile launch and called for a more proactive U.S. approach to deal with the growing North Korean nuclear threat. The Senate is expected to debate and pass the North Korea Sanctions and Policy...
  • WASHINGTON – Ahead of Thursday’s international donor conference on the crisis in Syria, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a Senate resolution urging the nations of the world to join the United States, the United Kingdom,...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: Strains on the European Union: Implications for American Foreign Policy February 3, 2016 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ChairmanOpening Statement We’ve been paying a lot of attention to what’s happening in Europe. And I was at the World Economic Forum, I guess a week...
  • WASHINGTON – In a letter on Thursday to Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged the Obama administration to use U.S. influence to prevent new international lending to Zimbabwe absent meaningful progress by the government to restore the rule of law and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), today announced Senate Foreign Relations Committee passage of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016. As part of a more effective U.S. policy to achieve the peaceful disarmament of North Korea and...
  • WASHINGTON – After speaking on the phone with a senior representative of the Syrian opposition, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement about diplomatic negotiations over the conflict in Syria. “Today I heard from Dr. Riyad Hijab, a senior representative of the...
  • WASHINGTON – At the first committee hearing since implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reiterated his opposition to the Iran deal and warned of the perception of realignment in the Middle East. Corker also said he feared the decline, or eventual...
  • WASHINGTON – Following reports that the White House approved a request from the U.S. Department of Defense to authorize the targeting of ISIS militants in Afghanistan, U.S. Senator Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the followed statement. “I'm glad the administration is using the legal...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the release of Americans that were held in custody in Iran and the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement. “While I am delighted that our citizens who have been unjustly held in...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding reports of a hydrogen bomb test by North Korea.  "Reports of a North Korean nuclear weapon test late yesterday are troubling enough in isolation, but if confirmed, this news is especially disturbing...
  • CHATTANOOGA – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement today regarding reports of the Obama administration backing away from plans earlier this week to impose sanctions on a number of Iranians and entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program. Corker...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised Senate passage of the Electrify Africa Act of 2015 (S.2152), legislation that will leverage private sector resources through loan guarantees to help 50 million...
  • WASHINGTON – At the first oversight hearing on expected implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned that the Obama administration’s failure to impose consequences for Iran’s violation of an international ban on ballistic missile testing...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsHearing: The Status of JCPOA Implementation and Related Issues Thursday, December 17, 2015  U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ChairmanOpening Statement I want to thank our witnesses for being here. I know senators that are here at the moment and I know others that will be joining. This...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to hold Iran accountable for an illicit ballistic missile test after a panel of experts assessment confirmed the October launch violated UNSC Resolution 1929. He also expressed...