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  • Menendez: “As we face continued challenges from North Korea, it is essential that the United States and Republic of Korea work closely together, placing an enhanced alliance and bilateral cooperation at the heart of our policy.”  WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today spoke at the confirmation hearings for the ambassadorial nominees to Chad and Libya. The Senator’s remarks as prepared for delivery are below: Today we are pleased to welcome two nominees as ambassador to Libya and Chad, two...
  • Menendez: “The Assad regime has crossed a red line that forces us to consider all options. The greatest humanitarian crisis in the world is unfolding in and around Syria, and the U.S. must play a role in tipping the scales toward opposition groups and working to build a free Syria.” WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez...
  • Menendez: “Press freedom is the hallmark of an open society and on this World Press Freedom Day, we in the United States and in nations throughout the world must ensure the protection of these rights that promote democracy and good governance.” WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stood in solidarity with the Armenian community on Wednesday commemorating the 98th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. “We commemorate the 98th anniversary of one of the darkest events in human history,” said Menendez. ...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement concerning recent developments in Syria. The statement follows: "The situation in Syria is clearly deteriorating.  The Assad regime has crossed a red line by using chemical weapons, which forces us to consider...
  • Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member Corker (R-TN), and Committee Members Udall (D-NM), Rubio (R-FL) Introduce S.793, Legislation Requiring OAS Reforms to Ensure the Organization’s Effectiveness WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of senators introduced the Organization of American States (OAS)...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – In light of growing concerns about the timetable in which Iran could develop nuclear weapons capability and with the collapse of the P-5+1 talks with Iran, the Foreign Relations Committee today unanimously passed S. Res. 65, co-authored by Chairman Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) reiterating the danger posed...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the Venezuelan presidential elections: “I urge the Venezuelan electoral body to conduct a full audit and recount of ballots of yesterday’s presidential elections,” said Chairman...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today commented on the Treasury Department’s release of a list of individuals it has determined to be in violation of human rights in Russia as required by the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act enacted last...
  • Senators Renew Call for Investigation into Death of Payá’s Father, Oswaldo, A Political Reformer Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan group of Senators met with Rosa Maria Payá, the daughter of Cuban political reformer Oswaldo Payá, in the U.S. Capitol today, to discuss democratic reforms in Cuba and to reiterate their...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in observance of Yom Hashoah. “On this day, Yom Hashoah, all freedom loving people throughout the world fulfill the promise to never forget the more than six million Jews who were lost in the systemic cruelty...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the death of Margaret Thatcher: “Margaret Thatcher was a dynamic force as an ally to the United States in winning the cold War and overcoming the despotism and repression suffered by hundreds of millions...
  • Woman, 25, killed while delivering books to an Afghan school, is the first diplomatic casualty since the war began NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the news that six Americans were killed in an attack in southern...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the United Nations General Assembly’s vote on Tuesday to approve the Arms Trade Treaty: “I applaud Tuesday’s vote by the United Nations General Assembly over the objections of...
  • WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement to commemorate the Persian New Year: "Today, I want to extend my warmest wishes for a happy Nowruz to all those who mark the first day of spring. For millions of people around the world who will gather with...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bill today that would advance efforts for Taiwan to obtain observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly.  The bill, an identical version of which was introduced in the House of...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the election of Pope Francis I: “A new leader has emerged onto the world stage with the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as Pope Francis I. It is a significant...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, is currently presiding over a full committee hearing on U.S. policy toward North Korea. In light of the recent North Korean nuclear and missile tests, the hearing is intended to provide a broad-based examination of current U.S. policy towards North...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the death of Hugo Chavez: “Hugo Chavez ruled Venezuela with an iron hand and his passing has left a political void that we hope will be filled peacefully and through a constitutional and democratic...