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April 2019
Greek Reporter : US Senators Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Ties with Greece, Cyprus

US Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced on Tuesday the introduction of bipartisan legislation to reshape U.S. strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean.

hudsonreporter.com: Menendez, Booker reintroduce bill to hold WWOR-TV accountable

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker have reintroduced an expanded version of a bill that would make it easier for the public to participate in the renewal process for broadcasters in the state.

Foreign Policy : Lawmakers Warn Egyptian Leader Over Human Rights Abuses

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a warm reception from U.S. President Donald Trump during his visit to Washington this week, but a much colder one from Congress.

The Hill : Top senators warn Turkey: Choose between Russia missile system or US fighter jet

The top four members of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees are warning Turkey it will need to make a choice between the United States and Russia for its defense needs.

The Washington Post: Ahead of Sissi visit, lawmakers from both parties urge Trump to push Egyptian president on human rights

When Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi came to the White House two years ago, President Trump assured him, and everyone else who would listen, that the United States supported him.

Accounting Today : Senators introduce bill to make Work Opportunity Tax Credit permanent

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to make permanent the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, a tax break that encourages companies to hire veterans, people with disabilities and other groups who face barriers to employment, before it expires at the end of the year.

nj.com: Charge my weed, please. Menendez says marijuana businesses should be allowed to take credit cards and write checks.

WASHINGTON — As New Jersey moves in fits and starts to expand medical marijuana and perhaps legalize the drug for personal use, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said he plans to reintroduce legislation to allow those legal businesses to have bank accounts, write checks and accept credit cards.

al-monitor.com: Senators rebuke Egypt as White House rolls out red carpet for Sisi

Congress is playing spoiler as the White House prepares to roll out the red carpet Tuesday for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as the Egyptian leader looks to extend his rule for the next decade and a half.

philly.com: Some remaining Sandy victims in N.J. getting more help

Some New Jersey victims of Hurricane Sandy who still aren’t back in their homes 6½ years after the storm are getting some additional help.

newjerseyglobe.com: Murphy, Menendez stop short of calling for judge’s resignation

Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez slammed Ocean County Superior Court Judge John Russo for comments he made asking an alleged rape victim if she attempted to close her legs to fend off her attacker but stopped short of calling for the embattled judge’s resignation Monday.

NBC Philadelphia : NJ Sen. Bob Menendez Cracks Down on China in Fight Against Fentanyl

On Monday, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez announced the Fentanyl Sanctions Act. The federal legislation would impose sanctions on China and Chinese entities who supply and support the trafficking of fentanyl, a synthetic opiate 50 times more potent than heroin, in the United States.

kywnews.com: Menendez pushing bill that would curb synthetic opioid trafficking

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is coming to Camden on Monday to promote legislation targeting international trafficking in fentanyl.

Politico: Senators urge Pompeo to address human rights during Egyptian leader’s visit

One day before Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to the White House, senators from both parties sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday urging him to address “the erosion of political and human rights” in Egypt during his discussions with the autocratic leader.

Al Sullivan : Menendez, Booker reintroduce bill to hold WWOR-TV accountable
The Hill : Menendez, Rubio lead Senate effort to regulate Venezuelan sanctions
U.S. senators seek details on nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia

U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry for details about recent approvals for companies to share nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, with the lawmakers expressing concern about possible development of atomic weapons.

Amid diplomatic crises, Democrats ask White House for better nominees

After President Donald Trump signaled he will cut humanitarian aid to the Northern Triangle -- Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras -- and threatened to close the southern border with Mexico, key diplomatic posts in those countries remain empty.

ROI-NJ : Stew Leonard’s breaks ground in Paramus — more than 350 jobs coming
Hudson County View : With Obamacare in court again, Menendez rallies against Trump in Jersey City
Senators demand answers from Rick Perry on nuclear exports to Saudi Arabia

Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., pressed Energy Secretary Rick Perry Tuesday to disclose specific details of a "secret" nuclear technology export agreement with Saudi Arabia.

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