Tag archive for ‘Senate Foreign Relations Committee’
By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Rand Paul casts key vote, Mike Pompeo moves towards confirmation as Secretary of State

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be secretary of state in a party line vote. Rand Paul switched his vote late in the day, enabling Pompeo’s nomination More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Rand Paul grills Mike Pompeo on Constitutional authority of President to make war

During the confirmation hearing of Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul asked some very important question to Mr. Pompeo concerning More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker will retire, Marsha Blackburn, Andy Ogles primed to run for seat

Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) will leave the Senate when his term expires at the end of 2018, and not seek re-election. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and other GOP heads have come under More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Congress unites to override Obama’s veto of 9/11 victim bill, JASTA, allowing families to sue Saudis

Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of legislation allowing families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, handing him the first veto override More...

By Robert On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

John Kerry doesn’t consider a strike on Syria ‘going to war in the classic sense’

During questioning in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, Sec. of State John Kerry responded to a line of questioning from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) concerning authorization to use military force against More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Senate committee votes to move ahead on Syrian intervention, full Senate vote next week

The Senate foreign relations committee voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. Syria’s Bashar al-Assad may be More...

By Robert On Friday, June 21st, 2013

Sens.Udall, Lee, Murphy and Paul introduce bill to keep federal agencies from funding military operations in Syria

In a bipartisan effort Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation to prohibit the President from using any funds on activities More...

By Robert On Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Menendez-Corker bill, which would authorize the Obama administration to supply arms to Syria’s rebels, passes easily in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

The Syria Transition Support Act, aka the Menendez-Corker bill, passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee easily Tuesday with a vote of 15-3. The bill, co-introduced by the committee’s chairman Sen. Robert More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Rand Paul calls out John Kerry on his pledge

During testimony during an April 18th Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry made the following pledge when being questioned by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)–“I’ll certainly More...

By Robert On Friday, April 19th, 2013

Rand Paul questions John Kerry on foreign aid

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing concerning the FY2014 International Affairs Budget, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned Secretary of State John Kerry on foreign aid and the corrupt leaders More...

By Robert On Friday, January 4th, 2013

‘Odd Couple’ Senators John McCain and Rand Paul join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as new members

Caricature by donkeyhotey, donkeyhotey.wordpress.com (cropped) You couldn’t get much more different–one is a 76-year-old war veteran and Republican “hawk” and the other is a 49-year-old libertarian-leaning More...



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