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October 2019
NJ Globe: Menendez says Trump foreign policy ‘calamities’ will energize NJ Dems

“While most politics is local and largely removed from everything-Trump, voters are definitely paying attention to the President’s continued controversies, foreign policy calamities and alleged abuse of power, which I think will only further energize Democrats and independent voters to turn out on Election Day,” U.S. Senator Bob Menendez told the New Jersey Globe on Monday.

NJTV: Menendez marks reauthorization, expansion of Autism CARES Act

The bipartisan bill’s author Sen. Bob Menendez met on Monday with participants at ECLC of New Jersey in Paramus, a program for individuals of all ages with special needs.

WCBS 880 : Menendez Celebrates New Law Providing Lifetime Support To People With Autism

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is celebrating the signing of a law that will help people with autism into adulthood and beyond.

NJ.com: Menendez says Trump’s Syria withdrawal makes Russians big winners

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who once suggested on the Senate floor that Donald Trump could be "an agent of the Russian government,” said Sunday that Moscow emerged as the big winner by the president’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and abandon America’s Kurdish allies.

ABC: Trump administration betrayed Kurdish allies in Syria: Sen. Bob Menendez

The Trump administration betrayed its allies when it announced its withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Sen. Bob Menendez said on ABC's "This Week."

Politico: Bob Menendez says Pompeo ‘in a parallel alternate universe’

Sen. Bob Menendez said Sunday there are “no guarantees” that U.S. interests in the Middle East are still being served following the White House decision to pull troops out of northern Syria.

Yahoo: Withholding Ukraine aid 'The worst of weaponizing US foreign assistance': Menendez

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Sen. Bob Menendez is interviewed on "This Week" Sunday.

New York Times: A Bridge Only Sledgehammers Can Fix Will No Longer Sabotage Rush Hour

At the behest of New Jersey’s senators, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, and its governor, Philip D. Murphy — all Democrats — temporary restrictions took effect in mid-March.

Reuters: U.S. lawmakers set measure opposing Trump on Syria troop withdrawal

It also is backed by Senators Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Todd Young, a Republican member of that panel.

The Hill: House to vote on resolution condemning Trump's Syria pullback

The resolution — sponsored by Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas) in the House and Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.Y.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) in the Senate — "opposes the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria."

Daily Record : Picatinny's new $41 million complex will include munitions disassembly facility

Sen. Bob Menendez, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-Morris, and military representatives were at the center Tuesday to announce that the complex project would move forward thanks to the acceleration of the approval process.

MyCentralJersey: Senators announce nearly $3M to combat opioid crisis in New Jersey

U.S. senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) have announced that the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal funding to bolster law enforcement efforts in cracking down on the illegal distribution of heroin and other opioids across the state, according to a press release.

Forbes: Citing ‘Continuing Threat Of Violence,’ Senator Urges Congress To Pass ‘Journalist Protection Act’

The proposed legislation is co-sponsored by New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and California U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, both Democrats.

InsiderNJ: Menendez Wants Intel on Trump Call to Turkish Prez

And Tuesday morning, Democrat Bob Menendez, the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he wants access to the call between Trump and Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan.

NJ 101.5: $41M PROJECT KEEPS NJ’S PICATINNY ARSENAL IN VITAL DEFENSE ROLE

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., says Picatinny is the brainpower behind the nation's firepower and it continues to play a vital role in the nation's defense.

Hopatcong Lake Regional News: Picatinny Arsenal wins $41 Million Contract – New Munitions Disassembly Complex

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (N.J.-11), who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, today joined leaders from Picatinny Arsenal, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Picatinny Enhancement Coalition (PEC) to announce the contract award for the construction of a new, $41 million state-of-the-art Munitions Disassembly Complex, representing a major investment in and expansion of Picatinny’s vital national security mission. 

NJTV: Menendez announces $41M for Picatinny Arsenal, takes aim at Trump

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Tuesday came to Morris County to announce federal funding for a construction project at the Army’s Picatinny Arsenal weapons development hub, and used the occasion to blast President Trump over his decision to pull U.S. troops from positions in northern Syria.

CBS: Trump to authorize new sanctions against Turkey over Syria offensive

Graham, in an appearance on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," said the Trump administration would work with Republicans and Democrats to "crush" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and "break his economy" until he stops the bloodshed in northern Syria. The South Carolina senator also said he would be meeting with the president Monday afternoon. He told the Fox News hosts that Turkey would see a "united front," and said that in addition to Pelosi, he was talking with other Democrats — Senators Chris Van Hollen and Bob Menendez.

Reuters: Scrambling to limit damage, Trump hits Turkey with tariffs over Syria

A statement from Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic senators Robert Menendez and Jack Reed said the only person who is able to “immediately stop this tragedy unfolding is the president himself.”

The Hill: Rand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter

The 2018 letter Paul referred to was sent by three Democratic senators — Sens. Robert Menendez (N.J.), Dick Durbin (Ill.) and Patrick Leahy (Vt.) — to Ukraine's prosecutor general, asking for the country's assistance in the Mueller investigation. The letter was sent after a New York Times report found the investigations into Manafort in Ukraine had stalled.

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