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January 2020
The Setonian: Lawmakers, survivors advocate for campus fire safety legislation
NJ.com: Booker, Menendez demand coronavirus screenings at Newark airport as illness spreads

Amid ongoing fears that the deadly coronavirus will land in New Jersey, U.S. senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez are calling on the federal government to begin screening travelers for the virus at Newark Liberty International Airport.

News12NewJersey: New Jersey senators call for coronavirus testing at Newark Liberty Int'l Airport

Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to set up a checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport to examine travelers for the coronavirus.

The Record: Does that toy gun look real? If it does, it's now illegal in New Jersey

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. has pushed for similar federal changes, asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue stricter rules for toy guns.

NJ.COM: 20 years after Seton Hall fire, victims and lawmakers come together for new law to help save lives

Pascrell and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., reintroduced the Campus Fire Safety Education Act in Congress and said the legislation has the support of several fire safety and higher education groups.

News12: NJ leaders call on federal government for more aid for Puerto Rico as Trump signs disaster declaration

“They have increasingly created obstacles to the pathway to unlocking the door for Puerto Rico to get access to the Treasury and to the money,” Menendez says.

PIX 11: NJ leaders call for improved emergency response in Puerto Rico

“The people of Puerto Rico are United States citizens; American citizens,” says Sen. Bob Menendez.

Washington Post: The Senate — unanimously! — acts to improve the health of our oceans

The bill, introduced by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), attacks the problem on three fronts — improving the ability of the United States to respond to marine debris events (such as a container ship accident) and clean up waste; working toward international cooperation and agreements on ocean cleanup; and exploring new, innovative ways to manage and reuse plastic waste.

Reuters: 'Alarming texts' Suggest US Ambassador was being tracked in Ukraine before Trump fired her

Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee also issued a statement demanding a briefing.

The Hill: Menendez calls for 'immediate briefing' on Parnas-Yovanovitch documents
CNBC: Senators propose pumping over $1 billion into 5G alternatives to China’s Huawei

Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Richard Burr, R-N.C., is a co-sponsor of the bill, alongside Republican Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and John Cornyn of Texas. Democratic Senators Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado are also co-sponsors alongside Warner.

The Hill: Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech

“This bill, which will supply the U.S. government with resources to help the private sector create viable 5G alternatives from all ends of the supply chain, is a long overdue step in the right direction,” Menendez added. “As I’ve said over and over again, confronting China is not the same as being competitive with China. It is time we do just that.”

December 2019
NBC: State Dept. undersecretary counters GOP claims Ukraine meddled in 2016

Hale, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, told Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, that he was not aware of any evidence that Ukraine meddled in the presidential race, but reiterated the American intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered to boost Trump's campaign.

Financial Times : US House passes bill seeking tougher action on Uighur detentions

Two senior members of the Senate foreign relations committee — Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bob Menendez — welcomed the bill’s passage as “an important step” in countering China’s human rights abuses.

NJ.com: Russia, not Ukraine, intervened in 2016 election, top Trump official tells Menendez

In response to questioning from U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale disputed arguments from GOP lawmakers seeking to defend President Donald Trump from charges that he held up congressionally approved aid to Ukraine for political reasons.

India-West : High Profile Speakers, Attendees at NJ Event to Mark 550th Anniversary of Guru Nanak

Others who attended included New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, and Jatinder Singh Bakhshi of Nanak Foods.

November 2019
Newsweek: OVER 360,000 CHILDREN WERE INJURED BY TOY GUNS FROM 1990 TO 2016, NEW STUDY FINDS

A trio of Democratic senators, led by Bob Menendez, has called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to push for standards governing non-powder weapons. In a response to the senators' request, the commission reported that a standards-setting organization previously tried and failed to do so. That body recently voted down a resolution which would have pressured the industry to make non-powder firearms more easily distinguishable from actual weapons.

Asbury Park Press: Flooding gets worse for Jersey Shore homes, even with no storms

Menendez, D-N.J., has been lobbying for passage of a bipartisan bill that extends the National Flood Insurance Program through 2024, and provides $1 billion annually for flood mitigation projects.

SAHARA REPORTERS: US Lawmakers Petition Nigeria Over Sowore's Continued Detention

Robert Menendez, a United States senator and Josh Gottheimer, a member of congress, have petitioned the Nigerian Head of Mission to America, Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, over the continued detention of pro-democracy campaigner and Publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore.

Huff Post : Senators Demand Answers After HuffPost Investigation Into Facebook Gun Scam

In response to a recent HuffPost investigation into Concealed Online — the California-based company behind the scam and one of Facebook’s highest-spending political advertisers — Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) sent a letter expressing their “deep concern” to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday.

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