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United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Standing committee of the United States Senate
The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. It is charged with leading foreign-policy legislation and debate in the Senate. The Foreign Relations Committee is generally responsible for overseeing and funding foreign aid programs as well as funding arms sales and training for national allies. The committee is also responsible for holding confirmation hearings for high-level positions in the Department of State. The committee has considered, debated, and reported important treaties and legislation, ranging from the Alaska purchase in 1867 to the establishment of the United Nations in 1945. It also holds jurisdiction over all diplomatic nominations. Along with the Finance and Judiciary Committees, the Foreign Relations Committee is one of the oldest in the Senate, going back to the initial creation of committees in 1816. Its sister committee in the House of Representatives is the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Trump administration officials to brief senators on Iran next week

Top officials from the U.S. State Department will conduct a classified briefing next week on Iran policy for members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the committee said on Friday, amid a push..
Reuters - Published

Senate panel advances Russia sanctions bill 'from hell'

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would impose sanctions on Russia, but there was no indication of when the full Senate might vote on the measure that..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations


Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies [Video]Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see a specific Iranian plot to attack American embassies in Baghdad or elsewhere before the administration decided to kill an Iranian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Pompeo defends U.S. killing of Iranian, Democrats ask 'Why now?' [Video]Pompeo defends U.S. killing of Iranian, Democrats ask 'Why now?'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended the intelligence assessment that led the United States to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, as Democratic lawmakers questioned..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

No evidence Ukraine meddled in 2016 election: State Dept. official [Video]No evidence Ukraine meddled in 2016 election: State Dept. official

State Department official David Hale told Democratic Senator Bob Menendez during a hearing on future U.S. policy towards Russia that Kremlin meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election was not a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

 

Senate Republicans weigh-in on cease-fire in Syria

GOP Senate lawmakers reacted to Thursday's announced cease-fire in Syria, with the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voicing approval, but Sen. Mitt Romney blasting the administration..
USATODAY.com - Published

Menendez asks State watchdog to review withholding of Ukraine funds

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez wrote to the State Department watchdog to ask for a review of the matter
CBS News - Published

Senate panel backs Saudi sanctions measure

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday backed legislation that would impose some sanctions on the Saudi royal family and block some weapons sales, pushing back against President Donald..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senate committee backs Trump nominee to be U.N. ambassador

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday backed Kelly Craft, currently the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations.
Reuters - Published

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