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June 2019
Menendez praises Simunovich as ‘tenacious advocate’

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is mourning the loss of his close friend, North Jersey political and civic leader Joseph Simunovich, who died Tuesday evening.

Democrats demand more info on Craft’s travels

Senate Democratic aides on Wednesday released new details about the frequent absences of President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, from her post as U.S. ambassador to Canada, demonstrating that she was away from Ottawa for an average of 20 days per month over the last eight months.

Senators press Trump nominee for UN ambassador on climate and her coal ties

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations hit headwinds Wednesday as senators questioned the impact of her family's coal fortune on her ability to work on climate issues at the world body.

State Department official didn’t disclose ties to the boyfriend of Russian agent Maria Butina

The State Department official in charge of U.S. arms control negotiations with Moscow and her husband had a years-long friendship with GOP operative Paul Erickson, the former boyfriend of convicted unregistered Russian agent Maria Butina — ties this official did not disclose to her superiors or to Congress during her confirmation process in the spring of 2018.

NJTV: Federal out-of-network bill aims to close loopholes in NJ law

Bridget Davane, the Public Policy Director for Health Professionals and Allied Employees, stood behind Sen. Bob Menendez in support of his federal legislation, the Stop Surprise Medical Bills Act.

WCBS 880: Menendez Introduces Legislation To Stop Surprise Medical Bills

A New Jersey senator is looking to prevent patients from receiving surprise medical bills, which can often be unnerving and financially debilitating

Hudson Reporter : Menendez, Brown rail against new rules for debt collector’s communications

In the wake of a crackdown on robocalls, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule that would allow debt collection companies to send unlimited texts and emails to consumers. Just last year, debt collection tactics have led to about 82,000 complaints to the CFPB, and nearly 458,000 to the Federal Trade Commission.

Fox 5: Impaled beachgoer, senators draw attention to the safety of beach umbrellas

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (FOX 5 NY) - Beach umbrellas can keep you shaded on those hot and sunny days at the shore. But are they as safe as they could be? Sen. Bob Menendez and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and other lawmakers are calling for greater safety regulations for beach umbrellas.

Buzzfeed : US Lawmakers Want An Examination Of The US Money Funding Surveillance Tech In China

US lawmakers are urging institutions to reevaluate their financial relationships with facial recognition companies operating in Xinjiang, China, in light of a BuzzFeed News investigation that found US public pension funds, universities, and foundations are funding two startups developing technology used in the surveillance of Chinese citizens.

Newsweek: U.S. SENATORS CALL FOR MORE PROMINENT MARKINGS ON TOY GUNS

In a letter to the Commerce Department and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Monday, Senators Bob Menendez, Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal wrote that it is "past due time" to update the department's toy gun regulations, which date back to 1989.

NJTV News: Officials push to regulate sale of toy and imitation guns
Politico : Senators make bipartisan push to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia
The Hill: Democratic senators press third party involved in Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp data breach
NJ.Com : Booker, Menendez and N.J.'s former governors want everyone to know this one thing about Camden
Yahoo: Senator warns of 'irreparable' consumer harm after data breach
The Associated Press : Senators launch bipartisan bid to block Saudi arms sales
USA Today : Senators say Fair Debt Collection Practices Act proposal puts industry ahead of consumers
NJ.com: Menendez may force Senate Republicans into week of non-stop debate over Trump’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia
CNBC: Trump administration approved nuclear energy transfers to Saudis after Khashoggi killing
NBC : Trump admin gave green light to nuclear permits for Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing
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