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  • 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 Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East and Ukraine Update. “This hearing will come to order. I...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks today at the AIPAC annual policy conference.  “Thank you very much. I am honored to speak to so many with whom I have stood shoulder-to-shoulder for so long – sometimes against the odds, often...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding developments in Ukraine and a Congressional response: “Russia's military intervention in Ukraine constitutes a clear violation of international law and demands a swift and coordinated...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Annual Country Report on Human Rights issued today by the State Department: “The Annual Country Report on Human Rights documents a world replete with examples of the most vicious human...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced a Senate Resolution deploring the violent repression of peaceful demonstrations in Venezuela, calling for full accountability for human rights violations, and supporting the right of the Venezuelan people 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, at today’s hearing on International Parental Child Abduction. “Let me welcome our panelists. Thank you for being here to help the Committee better understand the scope and...
  • 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, “Prospects for Peace in Democratic Republic of Congo.” “Welcome to our panelists, to our many guests today, and to Mr. Affleck for clearly...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, also Subcommittee Ranking Member Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) have introduced a Senate Resolution (S. Res. 361) that...
  • Bogota, Colombia – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement and outlined this framework for legislative action on Ukraine: “The violence and oppression in Ukraine is spiraling out of control as peaceful demonstrators in Kyiv's Maidan Square are brutalized and...
  • Bogota, Colombia – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding the deteriorating situation in Venezuela:  “Venezuela cannot be governed through fear, violence and political retribution as President Maduro, members of his security forces, and...
  • Bogota, Colombia – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released this statement regarding the unrest in Ukraine: "The state-sponsored violence against the Ukrainian people is abhorrent, demands swift condemnation, and must cease at once,” Menendez said. “The responsibility for...
  • Mexico City, Mexico – Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, unveiled his initiative for increasing economic engagement in the Western Hemisphere during a keynote address in Mexico City. Hosted by the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas, Menendez outlined a plan of action to establish a...
  • Mexico City, Mexico – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will travel to Mexico City, Mexico and Bogota, Colombia from February 16 to the 21st. He will meet with President Peña Nieto in Mexico and President Santos in Colombia, and will discuss economic reforms taking place in each...
  • NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement regarding anti-government protests in Venezuela. "This week, we have seen Venezuelans  peacefully gathering to voice their deep concern with President Maduro and his mismanagement of the economy. These...
  • NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement regarding the release of detainees from the Parwan Detention Center in Afghanistan: “I am deeply disappointed by the decision of President Karzai to release 65 militants from the Parwan Detention Center. There is...
  • NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Sen. James Risch introduced a resolution “expressing concern for undemocratic governance and the abuse of individual rights in Ukraine.” “The status quo cannot continue and Ukrainians must be free to chart a more...
  • 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, “Prospects for Democratic Reconciliation and Workers' Rights in Bangladesh.” The remarks follow: “We meet this morning to discuss U.S....
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered the following speech on Iran on the U.S. Senate Floor. The speech transcript follows:    “I come to the floor to speak about one of our greatest national security challenges –which is a...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after meeting with Haitian President Michel Martelly today: “As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as a U.S. Senator from New Jersey representing more than 57,000 Haitian-Americans, it...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the below remarks on the Senate Floor on vote for Senator Max Baucus to become U.S. Ambassador to China. His statement, as prepared for delivery, follows: “I rise to support our friend and colleague, Senator Baucus as the new...