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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to last week’s catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN) issued the following statement announcing the Senate’s passage of a resolution that recognizes the humanitarian crisis and urges a sustained commitment...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) released their framework for comprehensive climate change and energy independence legislation. "Over the past month, we have been working together to develop consensus on a comprehensive pollution reduction and energy independence plan....
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.--Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) delivered the following opening statement at the hearing titled "The New Afghanistan Strategy: The View From The Ground": Full text as prepared is below: General David Petraeus, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, Under Secretary Jack Lew—we welcome you here today. Eight...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and head of the Congressional delegation to the international climate negotiations beginning today in Copenhagen, Denmark, today responded to reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue a final ruling that greenhouse gas emissions...
  • Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and author of S. 1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, today introduced the “International Climate Change Investment Act of 2009.”  This legislation addresses the global security risks of climate change and promotes our economic leadership and...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.--Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement this evening following President Obama's speech on Afghanistan: "I believe that the President defined a narrower mission tonight, not an open-ended nation-building exercise. A key component of that mission is providing that the troops...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and lead author of the Senate's comprehensive climate change legislation, wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today urging increased global aid to support international climate change priorities. These issues will be debated during the international...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.--Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement today on World AIDS Day: "Today we mark the extraordinary progress in the fight against AIDS. While the disease claimed 2 million lives worldwide last year, millions of others are alive today because of the impact of the President's...
  • Washington, D.C.--Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), along with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Ben Cardin (D-MD)released the following statements to mark theInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: "The International Day for the Elimination of...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, today addressed the World Bank in a speech titled "Building a Twenty-First Century Development Bank: New Challenges, New Priorities." In the speech, the Chairman addressed the opportunities to reform international financial institutions and address the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), senior member of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, today urged the swift confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Lael Brainard. "Eight months of a vetting process is more than...
  • Washington, D.C.--- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN), along with Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Bob Corker (R-TN),Senator James Risch (R-ID)and SenatorBen Cardin (D-MD), released the statements below following today's business meeting where the Committee ordered reported by...
  • Washington, D.C.—Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement today in response to the formation of a coalition unity government in Lebanon: "I would like to congratulate the people of Lebanon on yesterday's news that a government has been presented by Prime Minister Saad Hariri and accepted...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement today in response to Dr. Abdullah Abdullah's decision to withdraw from the runoff presidentialelection and the Afghan Election Committee's decision to cancel the runoff and declare President Hamid Karzai the winner of the 2009...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded the long overdue enactment of his legislation by the Obama Administration to finally end a travel ban that prevented those with HIV from entering the United States. Since 1987, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) contained a...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry released the following statement today in response to yesterday's developments in the Honduran negotiations. "I welcome the initiative taken by Roberto Michiletti yesterday in his phone call to Costa Rican President Oscar Arias," said Chairman Kerry. Michiletti reportedly...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today in response to Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and Roberto Micheletti reaching an agreement to return President Zelaya to power: "I welcome the agreement ending the crisis in Honduras. The restoration of democracy...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman Kerry released the following statement today in response to news reports about Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai: "Senior American officials have told me repeatedly that there is no hard evidence linking Ahmed Wali Karzai to drug trafficking. However, after reading press accounts which...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) delivered a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations' Washington, DC office today titled, "Afghanistan: Defining the Possibilities." Below are Chairman Kerry's remarks, as delivered: Thank you, David, for your kind introduction and more importantly for your terrific...
  • The Current Debate Is Fundamentally Flawed "In recent weeks, politics has reduced an extraordinarily complex country and mission to a simple, headline-ready "yes or no" on troop numbers. That debate is completely at odds with reality. What we need, above all, what our troops deserve-- and what we haven't had-- is a comprehensive strategy, military...