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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry released the following statement today in response to the historic election in the Republic of Moldova that may ultimately result in the unseating of the last governing Communist Party in the former Soviet Union: "This is an important moment for the Republic of Moldova. It is...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) delivered a speech today titled, "America and China on the Road to Copenhagen: Toward a Climate Change Partnership, at the National Press Club. Below are Chairman Kerry's remarks, as delivered: When Richard Nixon first visited China back in 1972, that journey seemed...
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN), along with Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bob Corker (R-TN) today introduced legislation aimed at initiating the foreign aid reform process. Senators James Risch (R-ID) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), also members of the Committee, joined as original...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - A report released today by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, entitled Broadening the Bilateral: Seizing the Opportunity for Meaningful U.S.-China Collaboration on Climate Change, recommends that the Administration pursue a robust climate change agreement with China during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue...
  • Following yesterday's European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers Meeting in Brussels, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement about the EU agreeing to extend the mandate of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) for another twelve months until the September 14, 2010: "We are almost at the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement after today's signing of the Joint Understanding for the START follow-on treaty by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev: "I applaud President Obama and Russian President Medvedev for agreeing to negotiate an arms...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry (D-MA) today expressed concern about the growing tension in Honduras over an unofficial vote, scheduled for Sunday, intended to build public support for rewriting the Honduran Constitution. "America values its longstanding partnership with Honduras, but a push to rewrite the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leading into the final week before Albania's parliamentary elections, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN), along with Senators Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ted Kaufman (D-DE), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), issued the following joint statement announcing...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman John F. Kerry (D-MA) and Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee released the following statements after the markup of the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act, also known as the Kerry-Lugar Bill. Chairman Kerry said, "This is a critical moment for Pakistan, and that's why I'm...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) delivered a speech today titled, "Climate Change and American Foreign Policy: Security Challenges, Diplomatic Opportunities," at the New York City headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations. His speech focused on the national security challenges of global climate...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), Ranking Member Richard Lugar (R-IN), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs and Senators Brown (D-OH), Brownback (R-KS) and Leahy (D-VT) joined to release the following...
  •  Washington, D.C.-- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement in response Lebanon's successful parliamentary elections: "Today's parliamentary elections marked a significant step forward for democracy in Lebanon. The people of Lebanon should be commended for rejecting violence and showing...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement commemorating the 65th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy (D-Day): "Sixty-five years later we remain a country in awe of the heroism of the young men who stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight and die so others could be...
  • WASHINGTON, DC - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement today in response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation among Pakistanis displaced by fighting in the Swat Valley: "The humanitarian crisis in Swat gets worse every day, which is why it's so critical that the government of Pakistan...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, today praised the Obama administration for its plan to establish the first ever nationwide regulation for greenhouse gases. Obama also called for increasing fuel economy standards for new cars and light trucks and pushing up the timeline for implementing...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), released the following statement today in response to the Administration's decision to provide Pakistan more than $100 million in humanitarian support:   "I applaud the Administration's pledge of more than $100 million in humanitarian aid for Pakistanis displaced...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), released the following statement today in response to the Administration's decision to provide Pakistan more than $100 million in humanitarian support:   "I applaud the Administration's pledge of more than $100 million in humanitarian aid for Pakistanis displaced...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), released the following statement today in response to the Administration's decision to provide Pakistan more than $100 million in humanitarian support:   "I applaud the Administration's pledge of more than $100 million in humanitarian aid for Pakistanis displaced...
  • WASHINGTON, DC - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement today in response to news reports of extremists conducting poison attacks on girls schools in Afghanistan: "I am deeply troubled by reports of poison attacks on school girls in Afghanistan, endangering hundreds of students and teachers....
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement on the attempted munity in Georgia: "It is our understanding that the mutineers have been apprehended and the situation is now calm. Georgia is an independent, democratic republic and any attempt to change the government of that...