Capital Building

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

National security policy; foreign policy; international economic policy as it relates to foreign policy; advice and consent on all treaties and nominations


Interventions abroad; declarations of war; protection of U.S. citizens abroad; relations between U.S. and foreign nations generally; treaties and executive agreements, excepting reciprocal trade agreements; foreign loans; diplomatic service; international aspects of nuclear energy, including transfer; international law as it relates to foreign policy; International Monetary Fund; United Nations, American National Red Cross, and World Bank; matters relating to food, hunger, and nutrition in foreign countries

Committee Leadership

Chair Bob Corker (R - TX)
Ranking Mem. Robert Menéndez
Ranking Member

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