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  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding South Sudan. “I welcome the Executive Order issued today by the Obama Administration authorizing targeted sanctions against individuals who threaten peace and security, perpetrate human...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced a senate resolution today commemorating the Armenian Genocide. “The Armenian Genocide is a horrifying factual reality that can never be denied,” Chairman Menendez said. “This...
  • Washington, DC – US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama signed Ukraine legislation into law. “We stand united in our overwhelming support of Ukrainian aspirations to build a prosperous and more secure future, absent Russian interference...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Tom Malinowski for Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: “There are many places around the world where human rights, democracy, and labor rights are...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the deteriorating situation in Venezuela: “I am truly alarmed by the speed at which President Maduro is eliminating the remaining vestiges of democracy in Venezuela.  The removal of three...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation: “I applaud today’s passage of the U.S. co-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council which called for an independent...
  • 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 “Syria After Geneva: Next Steps for U.S. Policy.” “We are here today with a distinguished panel of experts to hear their views and to...
  • 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 Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014 and IMF reform.  “M. President, I rise to...
  • 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 Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014.  “M. President, last week some of my...
  • Newark, NJ – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, returned from Brussels this afternoon following a series of high-level meetings on Ukraine with European leaders. Menendez met with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs...
  • BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum. “Good morning. My name is Bob Menendez and I have just been sanctioned by Vladimir Putin. I suspect for standing up for the...
  • Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after being sanctioned by the Russian government.  "President Putin's military invasion and annexation of Crimea is brutal, totally unacceptable, and sadly returns us to a period of Cold War...
  • Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will travel to Brussels, Belgium for a series of meetings with key European Union and NATO leaders. He will also attend the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum where he will deliver a keynote address on Saturday...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Menendez wrote UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay to express his support for a resolution at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council that calls for an international investigation into Sri Lankan war crimes committed during that country’s civil war. In the letter, Senator Menendez...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Russia’s annexation of Crimea and seizure of the Ukrainian Navy headquarters. “President Vladimir Putin’s decision to annex Crimea following the illegitimate referendum there is a...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Eighty-three U.S. Senators wrote President Obama to outline core principles they believe should define any final agreement with Iran on its nuclear weapon program. The letter was spearheaded by Senators Menendez (D-NJ), Graham (R-SC), Schumer (D-NY), Kirk (R-IL), Coons (D-DE) and Ayotte (R-NH). In their letter,...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the committee approved The Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014 by a bipartisan vote of 14 to 3. In a strong, bipartisan vote, members of the...
  • Washington, DC – Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) joined by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 today. This bipartisan legislation authorizes $15 million in new funding in the FY2015 budget to defend human rights, support democratic civil...
  • 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 “Keystone XL and the National Interest Determination.” “Good morning. We are here today with a distinguished panel of experts and...
  • Menendez: “Ukraine is confronting a menacing threat challenging its very existence and in their hour of need, we firmly stand with the Ukrainian people to choose their own destiny without Russian interference.” Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, offered...