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  • WASHINGTON – In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with committee members U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Johnny...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing on the economic and political future of Ukraine, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged the U.S. to establish a long-term framework for supporting domestic reform and security in Ukraine. He questioned the Obama administration’s commitment to Ukraine...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of the Electrify Africa Act of 2015 (S.2152), which was also cosponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Johnny...
  • WASHINGTON – During the third in a series of hearings on the U.S. role and strategy in the Middle East, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, argued skepticism about the Obama administration’s commitment to the region after the Iran nuclear deal is playing out in the proxy war in Yemen...
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: The Humanitarian Crisis Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) Opening Statement Today’s hearing is the second in a series of hearings examining the role of the United States in the Middle East this hearing will focus on the immense humanitarian crisis...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today applauded the unanimous passage by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of their bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for four years. The deficit...
  • WASHINGTON – At a nomination hearing today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sought a commitment from Susan Coppedge, the president’s nominee for Ambassador-at-Large and director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP), to...
  • WASHINGTON – The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees today welcomed the Japanese parliament’s passage of legislation that will permit Japan to engage in collective self-defense, including coming to the aid of an ally. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.),...
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing"The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: Syria, Iraq, and the Fight against ISIS”Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) , ChairmanOpening Statement Today’s hearing is the start of what will be a new series of hearings, examining the role of the United States in the Middle East. This hearing will...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, once again condemned a partisan effort to deny the American people an up-or-down vote on a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear deal. Despite a bipartisan majority in Congress opposed to the agreement, Senate Democrats for the second...
  • WASHINGTON – With bipartisan majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate opposing the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, decried a partisan effort by a minority of senators to obstruct an up-or-down vote on a resolution to disapprove of the agreement. The...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, condemned a partisan effort by Senate Democrats to block a vote on disapproval of the Iran nuclear deal. Earlier this year, 98 senators voted for Corker’s bipartisan legislation to give Congress the opportunity to review and vote on the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reiterated his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal today when opening Senate debate on a resolution to disapprove of the agreement. Corker was the author of the law establishing the process for congressional review and a vote on the nuclear...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today regarding the threat by some Senate Democrats to filibuster the resolution of disapproval on the Iran nuclear agreement. “This debate should be focused on the substance of the president’s deal...
  • JACKSON, Tenn. - U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement today about reports concerning the agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran regarding inspections of the Parchin military complex where Iran is believed to have conducted nuclear...
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement today about an Associated Press report alleging the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will permit Iranians to inspect the Parchin military complex where Iran is believed to have conducted nuclear weapons...
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, contributed an op-ed for The Washington Post on his decision to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement when Congress votes on a resolution of disapproval in September. Corker authored the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which became law,...
  • ‘Rather than ‘end’ Iran’s nuclear program, this deal allows them to industrialize it over time—with our approval. Instead of the once promised ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, this agreement gives Iran nearly a month of advanced notice to hide any evidence of developing a nuclear weapon. And this deal...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing to examine the U.S. Department of State 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, threatened to subpoena information from the department regarding internal deliberations about questionable upgrades for countries with poor...
  • 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 reintroduced the Electrify Africa Act. With nearly 600 million Africans without electricity, this legislation, originally offered in the 113th Congress, will leverage public and private...