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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to reform U.S. global food assistance programs that will free up as much as $440 million annually through greater efficiencies in delivering aid, allowing the U.S. to reach...
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement about the ceasefire agreement that was announced in Minsk regarding the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. “I approach this ceasefire with caution, but I am hopeful that it will hold and begin to deescalate this...
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: “Ending Modern Slavery: The Role of U.S. Leadership” Wednesday, February 11, 2015 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement This hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will come to order.  Thank you so much for being here.  I will introduce you...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement about President Barack Obama’s proposed authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS that was submitted to Congress today. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has jurisdiction over AUMF...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today regarding the death of Kayla Mueller, who was killed after being held hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). “As a father of two young women, I cannot imagine the pain and...
  • WASHINGTON – With Russia refusing to end its direct support of an escalating rebel offensive in Eastern Ukraine, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote President Barack Obama today urging the administration to fully implement the Ukraine Freedom Support Act. “We cannot allow Ukraine...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing to examine the challenge of modern day slavery today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called for Congress to “create and lead a vision” to end this deplorable practice world-wide. “Congress can create and lead a vision to end modern day...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsHearing: Ending Modern Slavery: What is the Best Way Forward? Wednesday, February 4, 2015 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ChairmanOpening Statement We have convened this hearing to examine modern slavery and what is being done about it. We recognize that the United States Congress and our...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today regarding his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan. The meeting followed news reports of the death of a Jordanian pilot, First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh, who was killed after being held hostage by the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced Republican members and chairmen of subcommittees for the 114th Congress following a committee vote to approve the jurisdiction, rules and organizational structure for the committee.  “Our committee has very good...
  • WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia: "Our sympathies go to the family of King Abdullah and to the people of Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah was a strong ally of the United States and clear-eyed...
  • WASHINGTON – In his first Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing as chairman, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) objected to the Obama administration’s apparent opposition to Congress having an up-or-down vote on a final agreement with Iran. “I want these negotiations to be successful…but just stiff-arming...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Status of Talks and the Role of Congress Wednesday, January 21, 2015 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ChairmanOpening Statement I'm going to call the meeting to order. And I would say to people in the audience that we would appreciate you refraining [from...
  • WASHINGTON – Following major fraud and bribery charges against former employees of two prominent USAID contractors, International Relief and Development (IRD) and the Louis Berger Group, Inc. (LBG), U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is asking the Obama administration to explain why these...
  • HERSHEY, Pennsylvania – Appearing on Bloomberg Television with Peter Cook from the Senate-House Republican retreat today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) discussed some of the major issues facing Congress in the year ahead including Iran nuclear discussions, an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS, Department of...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement upon being named chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 114th Congress. Corker's appointment will be confirmed Thursday during a meeting of Senate Republicans and is expected to be ratified when the Senate passes a resolution officially...
  • CHATTANOOGA, TENN. – Appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), discussed some of the major foreign policy issues facing the Senate in the year ahead including Iran sanctions, the administration’s new U.S. policy toward Cuba, the president’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay, and the fight...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s executive order to impose additional sanctions on North Korea as a response to its ongoing provocative actions. The executive order included financial sanctions on 10 North Korean officials and three government...
  • NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent the following letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to consider re-designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism in wake of the North Korean cyber-terror attack on Sony Pictures. In the letter, Chairman Menendez...
  • NEWARK, NJ – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), issued this statement regarding the U.S. – Cuba relationship. “Today’s policy announcement is misguided and fails to understand the nature of the regime in Cuba that has exerted its authoritarian control over the Cuban people for 55 years. No...