July 23rd, 2021
I recently questioned the U.S. State Department's Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland on the Biden administration's capitulation to Putin on the Russian pipeline Nord Stream 2, which if completed would...
July 22nd, 2021
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and I recently released the following statements after introducing the Taiwan Partnership Act, which would establish a partnership between the U.S. National Guard and Taiwanese...
July 12th, 2021
In 2002 Payá started the Varela Project that sought greater political freedom in Cuba through a peaceful petition drive and referendum process as allowed for in the Cuban constitution.
July 8th, 2021
I recently introduced the EMPOWER NIH Act to provide critical oversight and full transparency of all grantees and subgrantees receiving federal funds for research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
July 1st, 2021
We will not tolerate an American citizen being used as a political pawn on the global stage, and I will not stop fighting for Trevor until he is safely back on American soil.
June 16th, 2021
U.S. military scrambled fighter jets in response to the Russian Navy conducting what Moscow officials called its largest exercise in the Pacific Ocean since the end of the Cold War.
June 9th, 2021
For everything from national security to economic policy, there's a clear and urgent need to reorient the way our country views and responds to the challenge from China.
June 3rd, 2021
While the coronavirus pandemic upended people's lives across the world, it is critical for the sake of both children and families that we restart this adoption process.
May 20th, 2021
The recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline and the temporary shutdown of its operations illustrates the importance of protecting the United States critical infrastructure from such attacks. The Department of Energy (DOE...
May 17th, 2021
I was disappointed to see that the Biden administration will not clearly articulate the United States' position of our support for Taiwan, given the vigorous and unprofessional actions taken by Chinese military aggression....
July 23rd, 2021
The United States and Germany have unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine and other Central and...
July 19th, 2021
The United States has long stood for freedom around the world, and it is especially important that we do so now for our neighbors in Cuba.
July 9th, 2021
Taiwan is the tenth largest trading partner of the United States-surpassing more populous nations such as India, France, and Italy-and the eighth largest market for American agricultural products. It embraces high standards...
July 6th, 2021
I joined 40 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, urging him to use all diplomatic means to ensure Mr. Paul Rusesabagina’s return to the United States.
June 22nd, 2021
We need to hold the Chinese government accountable for their malicious lies and coverup that allowed the coronavirus to spread across the world. Their actions cost American lives and livelihoods, which is why I'm...
June 9th, 2021
We must stand united with the Jewish community, especially during a wave of heightened animosity. We ought to fight against all forms of antisemitism and ensure the safety of Jewish Americans on U.S. soil.
June 7th, 2021
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is a “real weapon” and expressed surprise and disappointment in U.S. President Joe Biden's approval of the project.
May 24th, 2021
I’m proud to stand with the sovereign state of Israel, and by introducing this resolution, I hope my colleagues will join me in reaffirming the strong ties between our two countries.
May 19th, 2021
As the lone democracy in the Middle East and America’s most loyal ally, Israel deserves our attention and support.
May 11th, 2021
Israel is one of our greatest friends and most important allies; the administration must unequivocally condemn these attacks and fully support Israel’s right to defend itself and its citizens in the strongest possible terms...