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August 19, 2015
After over a year and a half of civil conflict in South Sudan, the signing of a peace agreement by the opposition and other stakeholders earlier this week is welcome news. 
August 14, 2015
Tomorrow, we mark seventy years since the end of the Second World War, a conflict that saw the forces of freedom and democracy overcome those of fascism and totalitarianism. 
August 12, 2015
Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of our colleagues toured an Iron Dome battery, a key pillar of Israel’s military defenses.
August 3, 2015
I look forward to again traveling to Israel to reaffirm the United States’ unbreakable bond with our ally Israel and to continue learning more about the challenges in the region.
July 10, 2015
This week we mark the twentieth anniversary of the genocidal murder of more than 8,000 innocent Bosnian Muslims – including children – by Bosnian Serb military and paramilitary forces in Srebrenica, a heinous act that shocked the conscience of the world.
July 10, 2015
This week, as South Sudanese celebrate the fourth anniversary of their independence, I join in calling on President Kiir and former Vice President Machar to stop the violence and work together to bring their nation the peace, stability, and leadership it deserves. 
June 17, 2015
I want to thank Rep. Jim McGovern for his work to ensure that Congress plays a role in shaping the scope of our military engagement overseas. 
May 8, 2015
Victory in Europe on May 8, 1945, fulfilled the hopes and prayers of so many people and nations who had struggled under the yoke of fascism and the Nazis’ brutal, genocidal regime.
April 30, 2015
I want to thank the National Endowment for Democracy for hosting today’s event, which I hope will result in some meaningful discussions not only about the current state of affairs in Russia but also the universal strength of freedom and democracy. 
April 27, 2015
The devastation and loss of life that has resulted from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal is truly heartbreaking.
April 23, 2015
I was saddened to learn of the tragic deaths of Dr. Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto while they were being held as hostages by al Qaeda.
April 14, 2015
I am pleased that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has unanimously approved a compromise reached by Senators Cardin and Corker that the Administration has said would be signed if passed by Congress.
April 2, 2015
I will be looking very closely at the details of the framework reached today with Iran. 
March 11, 2015
The action taken by forty-seven Republican Senators in sending a letter to the leaders of Iran was ill-advised, inappropriate, and partisan, and it weakens America's position in the world while undermining critical negotiations.
March 11, 2015
I think [Senate Republicans’ letter to Iran] was ill-advised. It was sophomoric in many ways, and I that think it gave comfort to our enemies and pause to our allies.
March 3, 2015
Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke before a joint meeting of Congress regarding the ongoing negotiations with Iran, and I share his concerns about the trustworthiness of Iran’s leaders. 
February 11, 2015
Today’s announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman ought to be welcome news to our nation’s manufacturers and agricultural exporters.  
January 20, 2015
This evening, President Obama laid out a vision of an America that prioritizes a strong and growing middle class. 
January 7, 2015
I join in standing with the people of Paris and our oldest ally France in the wake of the tragic and heinous attack against the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine this morning.
December 17, 2014
I join in praising the release of Alan Gross and express tremendous relief at his safe return to his family.
December 17, 2014
I join in thanking Raj Shah for his service these past five years as Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development. 
December 17, 2014
I join in congratulating Jonathan Stivers on his confirmation as USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia last night.
December 16, 2014
Today’s heinous attack against schoolchildren and teachers in Peshawar ought to be condemned universally in the strongest possible terms.