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  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, contributed an op-ed for The Washington Post on his decision to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement when Congress votes on a resolution of disapproval in September. Corker authored the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which became law,...
  • ‘Rather than ‘end’ Iran’s nuclear program, this deal allows them to industrialize it over time—with our approval. Instead of the once promised ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, this agreement gives Iran nearly a month of advanced notice to hide any evidence of developing a nuclear weapon. And this deal...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing to examine the U.S. Department of State 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, threatened to subpoena information from the department regarding internal deliberations about questionable upgrades for countries with poor...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today reintroduced the Electrify Africa Act. With nearly 600 million Africans without electricity, this legislation, originally offered in the 113th Congress, will leverage public and private...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding Iran’s accusation of a U.S. violation of the nuclear agreement less than two weeks after the accord was announced: “This is why I am so concerned about the fact that after nine...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing on the implications of sanctions relief in the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned language in the agreement could allow Tehran to effectively block future sanctions, including for terrorism, by threatening to stop compliance with the...
  • WASHINGTON – During the second in a series of hearings to examine the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, rejected the Obama administration’s false choice between supporting the nuclear deal or supporting war, which was part of the administration’s presentation...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote Secretary of State John Kerry to request a briefing on the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which was released on Monday.  In their...
  • WASHINGTON – At the first in a series of hearings on the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned the agreement could ultimately reward a leading state-sponsor of terrorism with an industrial nuclear capability that would only be necessary for a weapons program....
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing to Review the Iran Nuclear Agreement Senator Corker Opening Statement July 23, 2015  I want to start today by thanking our committee. We would not be here today and we would not have the information that we have today if we had not passed the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. This would not be taking...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s decision to endorse the Iran nuclear deal at the United Nations (UN) Security Council before a vote in Congress. “The administration's decision to endorse this...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter to President Barack Obama today, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged the administration to postpone a United Nations Security Council vote on the Iran deal until Congress considers the agreement. The mandatory...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded the expected nomination of Susan Coppedge to the position of Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons with the rank of Ambassador at Large. The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement today regarding the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran: “Throughout these negotiations, I have expressed significant concerns to the administration about the crossing of red line after red line as...
  • WASHINGTON – Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, emphasized the “downward trend” of the Iran nuclear negotiations as U.S. demands shifted from ending Iran’s nuclear program to constraining their enrichment...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – As the P5+1 nations and Iran attempt to meet a new July 7 deadline for a nuclear agreement, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, appeared on CBS News’ Face the Nation today and urged the Obama administration to take the time needed and to not rush into a bad deal...
  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - U.S. Senator Bob Corker R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement upon returning from Venezuela where he met with members of the opposition party, the families of political prisoners, business leaders and some government officials during a two day trip. "Venezuela is a...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today held a hearing with experts on the Middle East and nuclear non-proliferation to evaluate key components of a possible final nuclear agreement with Iran. Among the issues raised, the witnesses stressed the significance of intrusive...
  • “Throughout the negotiations with Iran, I have been concerned that this administration has not learned from history and may repeat many of the mistakes made during the North Korea negotiations,” said Corker. “Over the past month, this committee has been educating itself as much as possible so we can fairly evaluate any deal the administration may...
  • WASHINGTON – Today in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, highlighted enactment of his legislation (The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act) that gives Congress the opportunity to review any final nuclear deal before the president...