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  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement following the passage of the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act which was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today. “Five years after the earthquake that devastated Haiti, meaningful rebuilding and...
  • Washington, DC – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today passed the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act and Energize Africa. Both bills were sponsored by Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN). The Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act strengthens,...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN), along with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced the Energize Africa Act, a bill seeking to help contribute a meaningful role in providing nearly 600...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN) today introduced the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act to better address the growing problem of international parental child abduction.   “It was New Jersey native...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement calling for the immediate and safe return of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers: “Our hearts go out to the families of the kidnapped teens and the horror that they are living through right now....
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the below statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s hearing titled “U.S. Policy In Afghanistan and the Regional Implications of the 2014...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the below statement as prepared for delivery, on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s inability to confirm ambassadorial nominees due to Republican obstructionism.  “I rise for the 42 well-qualified and very...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Santos’ reelection in Colombia: “I want to congratulate President Juan Manuel Santos on his reelection and applaud the Colombian people for their participation in...
  • Newark, NJ – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote President Obama today about the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. In his letter to the President, Chairman Menendez wrote: “I strongly encourage the Administration to exercise authorities under the International Emergency Economic...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the below statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s hearing titled “Regional implications of a nuclear deal with Iran.” “Thanks to our panelists who I know will provide thoughtful insights into the...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asks the nominee to be Ambassador to Honduras James Nealon about the humanitarian crisis involving minors dangerously crossing the U.S. border. Below is a video of their interaction during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the below statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s nominations hearing. “On our first panel today we have the nominees for U.S. Ambassadors to Egypt, Iraq, and Qatar. “In Egypt, on Sunday, former Minister...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the below statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s hearing on developments in Ukraine. “The Committee will come to order. “I want to welcome our panelists and thank them for taking time to share their...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the presidential election in Syria:  “The presidential election in Syria is a shameful mockery of democracy and an insult to peaceful nations across the globe. Though intended to bestow...
  • Newark, NJ – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Bond. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that prosecutors cannot rely on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production,...
  • Newark, NJ – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement regarding King Juan Carlos of Spain: “King Juan Carlos led his nation throughout a unique period of history defined by change and challenge as Spain transitioned from dictatorship to democracy. He fulfilled an...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote United States Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue today and expressed serious concern about the Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming trip to Cuba. In the letter, Sen. Menendez wrote: “I would like to reiterate my...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced legislation today repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq that passed in 2002. The legislation was introduced following a hearing yesterday in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the military coup in Thailand. Senator Cardin is Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Senator Menendez is Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • Washington, DC – Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) wrote President Thein Sein of Burma expressing deep concern over the worsening humanitarian crisis affecting the Muslim Rohingya in Burma. In the letter, Sen. Menendez wrote: “I urgently request that your government take immediate steps to end the persecution of the Rohingya, ensure the...