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July 2019
NJ Globe : Menendez, Pascrell slam Trump over ‘go back’ tweets

“The reality is that when the president uses that type of language, it is not only derogatory and discriminatory but, in my own personal view, bigoted,” Menendez said. “These members of Congress, several of them born in the United States, when did they become a second-class citizen of the United States? They did not, and those who are naturalized, they are full citizens of the United States.”

The Record: More residency programs could solve growing doctor shortage in New Jersey, officials say

“We face steep competition from the Philadelphia and New York job markets, and we need more funding for training programs to meet the demand for new residents,” explained Sen. Bob Menendez.

CBS2: N.J. Lawmakers Pushing To Overturn Federal Law That Caps The Number Of Doctor Residency Slots

“Nationwide, an estimated 40 percent of physicians will retire within the next 10 years and New Jersey has the third-highest percentage of doctors over the age of 60,” Menendez said.

Menendez, Gottheimer, Pascrell push bill to prevent doctor shortage

“I commend Holy Name for working to invest in the physicians of the future, but under current law, if they restart their residency program, they’ll be subject to the same Medicare hiring caps imposed all the way back in 1996,” Menendez said.

Asbury Park Press : Flood insurance reform: How high will premiums rise?

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, is expected to announce a bipartisan flood insurance reform bill Tuesday that would cap premium increases at 5 percent to 10 percent per year, and require that $1 billion per year be provided for mitigation projects.

NJ.com: Women’s World Cup soccer champs’ push for equal pay backed by U.S. Senate resolution

A bipartisan resolution was introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., whose state is home to two of the champions, Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath. The other lead sponsors were U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Roll Call : Senators mount pressure on equal pay for World Cup champs

A group of senators led by Robert Menendez, Susan Collins and Dianne Feinstein introduced a resolution congratulating the team for winning the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and asking U.S. Soccer to provide the players with pay comparable to their counterparts on the men’s team.

Hudson County View: Senator Menendez: President Trump is still ‘weaponizing the Gateway project’
Press of AC : Atlantic City airport to get $1M more from FAA for de-icing facility
Can Congress stop the scourge of robocalls?

Pallone’s legislation, HR 3375, would combat robocallers by arming the FCC with an extended statute of limitations — three years instead of just one, ensuring consumers can refuse to receive unwanted calls and enacting safeguards against companies that abuse exemptions to the do-not-call list. The bill’s similar to one sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez which passed the Senate in May.

Jersey Journal: Hoboken American Legion post tackles veteran homelessness

Officials from Hoboken’s American Legion Post 107, alongside Sen. Bob Menendez, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano, state Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and dozens of veterans, to unveil a new post, community center within the building, and housing units for up to six homeless veterans.

New York Times : New Human Rights Panel Raises Fears of a Narrowing U.S. Advocacy

Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Mr. Pompeo’s argument for a new human rights panel was absurd and that the Trump administration “has taken a wrecking ball to America’s global leadership on promoting fundamental rights across the world.”

June 2019
NJ GLOBE : Menendez decries court decision stripping funding from family planning organizations

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez decried a court decision upholding a Trump administration rule that would strip federal funding from family planning organizations like Planned Parenthood.

The Hill: New Jersey governor signs rideshare safety law in honor of murdered college student

Menendez and Sen. Cory Booker (D) are co-sponsoring a bill in the U.S. Senate that would require all states to mandate rideshare vehicles to have illuminated signs. Companion legislation, also named “Sami’s Law,” has also been introduced in the House.

Buzzfeed : Democrats Are Pushing New Legislation To Protect Federal Housing Loans For Young Immigrants With DACA Status

Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, will introduce legislation Thursday that would stop the Trump administration from denying federally insured housing loans to young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.

Politico : Senate rebukes Trump with vote to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The resolutions from Senate Foreign Relations Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a Trump ally, came after Trump's administration signaled it would bypass Congress to sell arms to Saudi Arabia in a deal worth billions.

Wall Street Journal : Senate Passes Resolutions Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.

But Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), who introduced the resolutions, and lawmakers in both parties have said that the Saudi-led war in Yemen and the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi agents has made selling the country weapons unacceptable.

Washington Post : Senate votes to block Trump’s emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The Senate on Thursday passed three measures to block President Trump from using his emergency authority to complete several arms sales benefiting Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates but fell short of the support needed to overcome a pledged veto.

New York Times : Senate Votes to Block Trump’s Arms Sales to Gulf Nations in Bipartisan Rebuke

“This vote is a vote for the powers of this institution to be able to continue to have a say on one of the most critical elements of U.S. foreign policy and national security,” said Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee and lead sponsor of the resolutions of disapproval.

Menendez decries court decision stripping funding from family planning organizations

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez decried a court decision upholding a Trump administration rule that would strip federal funding from family planning organizations like Planned Parenthood.

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