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Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations was established in 1816 as one of the original ten standing committees of the Senate. Throughout its history, the committee has been instrumental in developing and influencing United States foreign policy, at different times supporting and opposing the policies of presidents and secretaries of state. The committee has considered, debated, and reported important treaties and legislation, ranging from the purchase of Alaska in 1867 to the establishment of the United Nations in 1945. It also holds jurisdiction over all diplomatic nominations. Through these powers, the committee has helped shape foreign policy of broad significance, in matters of war and peace and international relations. Members of the committee have assisted in the negotiation of treaties, and at times have helped to defeat treaties they felt were not in the national interest. (source)

http://foreign.senate.gov/

Chair:
Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
Ranking Member:
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
Republicans:
11
Democrats:
10

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party.

The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Bob Corker
Chair
Bob Corker
Tennessee
Republican
Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
Portrait of Benjamin Cardin
Ranking Member
Benjamin Cardin
Maryland
Democrat
Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
Portrait of Jeff Flake
Africa ...
Jeff Flake
Arizona
Republican
Chair, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
Portrait of Cory Gardner
East ...
Cory Gardner
Colorado
Republican
Portrait of Ron Johnson
Europe ...
Ron Johnson
Wisconsin
Republican
Portrait of James Risch
Near ...
James Risch
Idaho
Republican
Portrait of Marco Rubio
Western ...
Marco Rubio
Portrait of Cory Booker
Africa ...
Cory Booker
New Jersey
Democrat
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
Portrait of Timothy Kaine
Near ...
Timothy Kaine
Virginia
Democrat
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and ...
Portrait of Edward “Ed” Markey
East ...
Edward “Ed” Markey
Massachusetts
Democrat
Portrait of Robert “Bob” Menéndez
Western ...
Robert “Bob” Menéndez
New Jersey
Democrat
Portrait of Jeff Merkley
Multilateral ...
Jeff Merkley
Portrait of Christopher Murphy
Near ...
Christopher Murphy
Connecticut
Democrat
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and ...
Portrait of Jeanne Shaheen
State ...
Jeanne Shaheen
New Hampshire
Democrat
Portrait of John Barrasso
John Barrasso
Wyoming
Republican
Portrait of Chris Coons
Chris Coons
Delaware
Democrat
Portrait of Rand Paul
Rand Paul
Kentucky
Republican
Portrait of Robert “Rob” Portman
Robert “Rob” Portman
Ohio
Republican
Portrait of Tom Udall
Tom Udall
New Mexico
Democrat

Bills

There are 153 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100: