Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Corker Named Ranking Member on Foreign Relations

Tennessee Republican senator has long been watchdog on military commitments abroad.

Posted By on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM

U.S. Senator Bob Corker
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WASHINGTON -- What promises to be an eventful work week for the Senate Foreign Relations Commmittee in Washington began Tuesday with an announcement that U.S. Senator Bob Corker (D-TN) has ecome the ranking Republican member of the Committee.

The Tennessee /Repubican has very prominently (and very unusually) worn two hats during his tenure in the Senate, which began with his election in 2006 over Democratic opponent Harold Ford Jr., then a Memphis congressman.

As a member of the Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Corker has long been a forceful advocate of retrenchment in government spending and has proposed legislation to that end.

And as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, he has served as a skeptic and watchdog on the excesses of American military commitments in the Mid-East, notably in the case of both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

As Coker assumes his new position as ranking member, the Foreign Relations Committee will conduct two important hearings this week. ON Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before the Committee regarding the the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9:00 a.m. ET, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before the committee about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

And on Thursday, the committee will hold a hearing on President Obama’s nomination ofSenator John Kerry (D-Mass.) as the next Secretary of State, to succeed the retiring Clinton.

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