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September 2019
NJ Globe: Menendez calls for investigation into Trump’s withholding Ukraine aid

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez called for an investigation into President Donald Trump’s administration allegedly withholding military aid to Ukraine to spur the country into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination to take on Trump next year.

Newsmax: Sen. Bob Menendez Demands Probe Into Trump-Ukraine Matter

Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Congress had not been made aware of any substantive review of security assistance to Ukraine or any policy reason the funds should have been withheld.

Defense One: Trump reportedly ordered Ukraine aid held

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez said Tuesday morning that he supports a probe into the matter, writing in a letter to Mick Mulvaney, “we must immediately understand whether, and to what extent, the President and his team converted duly-appropriated United States foreign assistance funds for his personal and political benefit, and what role federal agencies may have played in it.”

NJ.com: Menendez blisters Trump on Ukraine, saying he ‘corrupted our national security'

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez demanded that his colleagues investigate reports that President Donald Trump held up foreign aid to Ukraine to force that country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his possible 2020 Democratic opponent.

The Hill: Menendez calls on State to open investigation into delay in Ukraine aid

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is requesting that the State Department's top watchdog open an investigation into the administration's decision to delay assistance to Ukraine.

CNN: Menendez requests information from Trump administration as Ukraine scrutiny heightens

The letters from Sen. Bob Menendez -- sent to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Inspector General Steve Linick -- come after the New Jersey Democrat made clear on the House floor Monday that he would seek more information on the call as House Democrats near a "tipping point" on impeachment in the wake of the Trump administration blocking a related whistleblower complaint's release to Congress.

CBS: Democratic senator asks State Dept watchdog to review withholding of Ukraine funding

Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey sent a letter to the State Department's internal watchdog to ask for a review of the matter and he also wants to know how aware the State Department was of the decision to withhold the funding.

Washington Post: Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say

But on Capitol Hill, Democrats were calling for an investigation of what they viewed as potential “extortion,” as Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the Foreign Relations Committee’s ranking Democrat, put it Monday. Trump, he said, is trying to “reshape American foreign policy” to advance his personal and political goals.

CBS: NTSB releases transcript of video from NYC helicopter crash that killed 5

Senator Charles Schumer of New York and Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey called on the FAA to close a loophole that allows doors-off flights for aerial photography, saying it's meant for professional and commercial purposes, not tourists.

Patch: Unique Livingston Special Needs Learning Facility Gets More Kudos

The $18 million facility – a years-long project spearheaded by nonprofit Friendship Circle – has built up an eager buzz, earning accolades from elected officials and celebrities such as U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill and Ivanka Trump.

C Net: Amazon reveals more on Amazon's Choice picks, but senator unimpressed

In August, Sens. Bob Menendez and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, asking him to provide details on how it selects products for Amazon's Choice. They said they were concerned the program may be promoting inferior products and misleading customers into buying them. The letter was prompted in part by a story from BuzzFeed that mentioned several shoddy products and items with inauthentic reviews that received the coveted Choice label.

The Record: Hundreds hear Colombian president speak in New Jersey

Duque was invited to New Jersey by Sen. Bob Menendez, who traveled to Colombia in July and hosted Sunday's event. Menendez said Colombia stands as the “most important partner in Latin America” and lauded Duque's response to the migration crisis of Venezuelans.

APP: Congress passes $1.8 billion autism bill; seed was planted by Brick parents in 1990s

Menendez said the legislation “marks a leap forward in federal autism policy by recognizing the needs to invest in research to address an individual’s evolving needs across a lifespan.”

Patch: Stew Leonard's Celebrates 1st NJ Store With Springsteen Tribute

Sen. Bob Menendez, who said he generally doesn't attend new business openings, came to Friday's event because Stew Leonard's because it was "unique," in that it brought 400 new jobs into the area and welcomed the chain.

NJTV: HEALTH Sen. Menendez unveils five-point plan to curb vaping use, especially among teens

As state and federal officials continue to grapple with the recent spate of health issues related to vaping, Sen. Bob Menendez today released his recommendations to help curb vaping use, especially among teens.

NJBiz: Menendez, Booker Announce inclusion of Gloucester County in federal drug prevention program

 

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker both Democrats announced on Friday the expansion of the Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program to include Gloucester County, which has experienced a sharp rise in both heroin and opioid use and trafficking.

HuffPost: Democratic Lawmakers Want To Give Bahamians Temporary Protected Status

On Thursday, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey introduced a bill to provide temporary protected status (TPS) to Bahamians, a status generally given to refugees of war or disaster that allows them to live and work in the U.S. until it is safe to return to their country.

AFP: US Senate presses action on China's treatment of Uighurs

Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat who introduced the bill with Rubio, said the measure showed that the United States was not turning a blind eye even though the Trump administration "has not seen fit to make the tragic situation in Xinjiang a priority."

Politico: Menendez introduces TPS bill for Bahamas

A group of Senate Democrats led by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced a bill today that would grant Temporary Protected Status to people from the Bahamas who are unable to return home due to Hurricane Dorian.

NJ.com: No more dogs on those door-free helicopters flying over NYC

“While FlyNYON has agreed to halt its cruelty to animals by no longer strapping in pets and dangling them high above the ground in a doors-off helicopter, it still doesn’t change the fact that they continue to put people at risk by exploiting a loophole in federal regulation," said Menendez, also a Democrat. "The FAA must act to make these doors-off flights safer or ground them entirely.”

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