Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Sen. Robert Menendez sponsored legislation with incentives for natural gas vehicle conversions that would benefit the biggest political donor to his re-election, the same eye doctor whose private jet Menendez used for two personal trips to the Dominican Republic, an Associated Press investigation found.
Emails between Sen. Robert Menendez’s office and the Homeland Security Department describe efforts by his staff in January to thwart U.S. donations of cargo-screening equipment to the government of the Dominican Republic. Donated equipment could have jeopardized a port security contract benefiting a close Menendez associate and fundraiser.
Calling global climate change a “life-threatening issue,” Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said Thursday that the United States must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is taking full responsibility for the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans during a terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last September.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Monday called for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid, delivering the message in an unlikely venue — since Israel is among the top recipients of American assistance.
President Barack Obama has turned to the senior senator from Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry says the violent crackdown by Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria shouldn’t be tolerated, but the United States and the international community must respond “in a responsible way.”
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