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June 21, 2017
I want to thank Majority Leader McCarthy for working with me and a bipartisan group of Members to introduce a resolution reaffirming America’s commitment to Article 5’s collective defense provision of the North Atlantic Treaty.
June 20, 2017
On World Refugee Day, we keep in our thoughts and prayers the millions who have been displaced by war, violence, poverty, or natural disasters, including the many Syrians who have had to flee civil war in their country. 
June 19, 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Otto Warmbier today, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family, who have had to endure a painful ordeal these past seventeen months.
June 15, 2017
“I want to thank the Senate for unanimously passing Senator Graham’s amendment reaffirming America’s commitment to NATO’s Article 5 collective defense agreement. 
June 15, 2017
If Russian operatives were successful in hacking into servers in thirty-nine states connected to voting systems and elections personnel, we ought to be very concerned about the security of future elections.
June 9, 2017
I was honored to meet today with recipients of the National Endowment for Democracy award. 
June 7, 2017
President Trump’s statements to former FBI Director Comey are extremely troubling.  It is imperative that investigators in Congress and with the Justice Department look at all the facts that are presented and ask serious questions about where they lead. 
June 7, 2017
I join in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem today.  During the Six-Day War, Israel defeated enemies bent on its destruction, and in the process made the holy city of Jerusalem whole again. 
June 4, 2017
The British people have now endured multiple terror attacks in a short period, but they continue to face adversity with strength, with perseverance, and with unity.
June 1, 2017
The announcement of President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement is a striking abdication of American leadership in the world. It is a dangerous surrender of American strength in foreign affairs, one that empowers other nations and weakens our influence abroad. 
May 31, 2017
If President Trump withdraws from the Paris climate agreement, he will once again undermine America's global leadership and put national security, our economy, and public health at risk.
May 26, 2017
As Russia continues its nefarious activities and as we’ve seen terrorist attacks across the continent, I believe it is critical to reassure our European allies that we stand with them,” said Whip Hoyer. 
May 25, 2017
The President of the United States should not be lecturing our closest and most steadfast allies but reaffirming our common defense and our commitment to stand with them.
May 25, 2017
It is the pattern [of cover up] that leads one to believe that there is fire where there is so much smoke.
May 24, 2017
We are introducing this bipartisan resolution today to make it clear that last week’s unprovoked attack on peaceful protesters by Turkish security forces on American soil must not go unanswered and that those responsible must face justice.
May 23, 2017
If President Trump indeed asked the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the National Security Agency to deny collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, it would be a flagrant and astonishing abuse of power.
May 21, 2017
The $110 billion arms transfer to Saudi Arabia announced by the White House - possibly as much as $350 billion overall - raises questions that need to be answered.
May 18, 2017
I was appalled at visiting Turkish security personnel’s use of violence against peaceful protesters here in Washington earlier this week. 
May 17, 2017
In deciding to appoint a special counsel, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein made the right decision, and the choice of former FBI Director Robert Mueller signals the seriousness with which he believes this investigation must be undertaken. 
May 17, 2017
I was honored to meet today with Ambassador Gutiérrez of Mexico to discuss issues important to the U.S.-Mexico relationship and the millions of Mexican-Americans living in our country. 
May 16, 2017
If reports are true that President Trump asked then-Director Comey to end the FBI’s investigation of former National Security Advisor Flynn, it makes the need for an independent investigation all the more important. 
May 16, 2017
The security cooperation between the United States and our ally Israel, including the level of trust and sharing of information between our intelligence agencies, forms one of the pillars of Israel’s defense.  
May 7, 2017
I join in congratulating President-Elect Emmanuel Macron on his resounding victory. The French people have chosen hope over fear, chosen to look forward rather than backward. 
May 5, 2017
I was appalled to learn of the air raid over the weekend in Syria that killed several White Helmet rescuers.  
May 3, 2017
Today's visit by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must not be seen as a wasted opportunity.