In the News

June 2010
New York Times: Democrats Push to Eliminate Liability Cap

Senate Democrats are pressing forward with legislation that would eliminate the legal cap on BP's liability for economic damage caused by the oil spill.

The Jersey Journal : Senator Menendez in Hoboken to support legislation to close tax loopholes used by biggest U.S. oil companies

HOBOKEN - Speaking across the street from the BP gas station at Park Avenue and 14th Street yesterday, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez announced proposed legislation that would close tax loopholes for the largest U.S. oil companies.

Press of Atlantic City : Area clinic network receives funds for electronic records

A network of clinics that treat uninsured and low-income patients in southern New Jersey has been awarded $3 million in federal money to invest in electronic medical record technology.

Huffington Post: White House Endorses Unlimited Liability Cap For Oil Spillers

Democrats in Congress and officials in the White House are making yet another major push to pass legislation to make the liability for oil companies involved in damaging spills unlimited.

Hudson Reporter.com: Menendez rails in front of Hoboken BP station

HOBOKEN AND BEYOND -- U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez stood across the street from a BP gas station in Hoboken this afternoon to highlight legislation that he says will close a number of loopholes that allow oil companies to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes.

The Washington Post: Airline fees: The Navigator asks the $7.8 billion question

How much does your airline ticket really cost?

KYW: NJ's Sen. Menendez Criticizes Caps on Oil Spill Cleanup Costs

New Jersey US Senator Robert Menendez is calling for an end to liability caps against oil companies responsible for spills like the current crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

Cape May County Herald : Bill Would Make Oil Companies Responsible for Economic Damage of Spill

OCEAN CITY - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced legislation to ensure that oil companies are not allowed off the hook when it comes to paying for economic damages as a result of spills.

The Star Ledger: Life and hope beyond dilapidated complex - Miller Homes to be demolished

TRENTON - Looking up through the hot morning glare, state Sen. Shirley Turner pointed at the western tower of the dilapidated Miller Homes and recalled apartment 611, where she lived 35 years ago.

Northjersey.com: Post office to be named in honor of fallen Marine

The New Jersey State Senate unanimously passed a resolution last week to rename the post office building at 216 Westwood Ave. after Christopher Hrbek, a Marine Sergeant from Westwood who was killed in Afghanistan on Jan. 14.

Empower Her : Video of Brooke Shields, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, and Mothers Celebrating the Passage of The MOTHERS Act

The passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act was an historic and pivotal moment in women's health history in the United States. Brooke Shields was one of very few celebrities who was not only willing to publicly share her experiences, but join advocates as they fought for this life-saving bill.

The Record: Transit help

WHEN NJ Transit was forced to tighten its budgetary belt last month, through exorbitant fare hikes and slashed services, those hardest hit were those who could least afford the changes: working-class New Jerseyans who depend on the bus or the train to make it to their jobs, poor people who cannot afford to drive, and the elderly and disabled who have no other form of reliable transportation.

May 2010
The Record: Riverdale fire department gains funding

Riverdale is among the local municipalities slated to gain funds under Department of Homeland Security competitive grants for fiscal year 2009, New Jersey's Senate representatives recently announced.

Cliffside Park Citizen: Fire Department receives grant for new vehicle

CLIFFSIDE PARK - The Cliffside Park Volunteer Fire Department received $675,000 in federal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The amount was the most received by any fire department, according to New Jersey Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez.

Asbury Park Press : Fort Monmouth plans raise concerns

A meeting held earlier this week among New Jersey federal leaders and the Secretary of the Army has some local officials concerned that major decisions are being made about the future of Fort Monmouth without consulting those most immediately affected.

My Central Jersey.com : Obama cancels Virginia offshore drilling lease

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is canceling a proposed offshore drilling lease sale in Virginia.

Daily Record : Obama says no to offshore drilling along Virginia

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Thursday he's nixing plans to sell offshore oil and natural gas leases along the Virginia coast.

US News and World Report : Senators Detail Economic Impact of Oil Spill

An estimated 12,000 to 19,000 barrels of oil per day is currently spilling into the Gulf Coast, according to a study released today by the National Incident Command's Flow Rate Technical Group. Those numbers gave some Democratic lawmakers ammunition to fire at the oil companies. [See who gets the most money from the oil industry.]

The Jersey Journal: U.S. Sen. Menendez honored at Hoboken University Medical Center gala

A politician took the top honor at the Hoboken University Medical Center Foundation's annual celebration last Friday.

The Hill : Lautenberg, Menendez are pumped for 2014 Superbowl in New Jersey

The National Football League made the unusual decision Tuesday of awarding the 2014 Super Bowl to the Meadowlands sports arena in New Jersey, but Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) couldn't be more excited.

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