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March 2019
Bloomberg: Senate Votes to Defy Trump on Yemen, Setting Up Eventual Veto

The Senate voted to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi-led conflict in Yemen as some Republicans joined Democrats in a rebuke of President Donald Trump over his response to the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The administration has threatened a veto.

nj.com: We can call it the ‘Trump Tunnel,' Booker says, as long as we can get Gateway built now

President Donald Trump’s decision to exclude funding for the Gateway Tunnel project from his proposed budget won’t be the last word.

The Hill: Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media

Three Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a Journalist Protection Act that intends to designate "certain attacks on those reporting the news" as a federal crime. 

 

nj.com: Menendez moves to protect journalists from violence in age of Trump

Attacking journalists or threatening them would be a federal crime under legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.

 

3 Ways New Jersey Gets Hurt By Trump's Budget, Lawmakers Say

New Jersey's new budget may tax your wallet. But President Trump's budget could tax your commute – and your wallet, among other things that lawmakers say could hurt the state's residents.

jpost.com: Hostage Recovery Efforts Bill Named After Jewish American Missing in Iran

Top Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate introduced a bill that would enhance U.S. capabilities to track hostages and named it after Robert Levinson, the Jewish American last seen in Iran 12 years ago.

Caribbean Business: U.S. senators introduce legislation to extend child tax credit in Puerto Rico
Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights & This Bill Would Make Sure Trump Doesn’t Ignore That
Thomas Reuters Foundation News: U.S. senators offer resolution backing Canada on Huawei CFO
NJBiz: Menendez, Booker announce $3M to support community health center in Hudson County
Wall Street Journal: Senators Still Unsatisfied on Khashoggi
Washington Post: Trump is covering up for MBS. The Senate must push for accountability.
CNN: Bipartisan group of senators fuming over administration's handling of Khashoggi aftermath
Hudson County View: Booker, Menendez announce $3M in funding for Metropolitan Family Health Network
NJ Globe : Menendez praises Hispanic chamber partnership with World Business Lenders
MSNBC: Sen. Menendez: Cohen testimony a foundation for seeking Trump tax returns
February 2019
Time: Senators Chastise Top Pharmaceutical Executives Over High Prescription Drug Costs

Drawing from their personal experiences, senators on Tuesday chastised drug company executives over the high cost of prescription drugs, as the company officials cautioned that heavy-handed congressional action could jeopardize medical breakthroughs going forward.

Bloomberg: Shift in Small-Arms Export Approvals Opposed by a Top Democrat

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he’s intent on blocking the State Department from shifting regulation to the Commerce Department for exports of military-style firearms including certain pistols, semi-automatic rifles and related ammunition.

 

The New York Times: Drug Makers Try to Justify Prescription Prices to Senators at Hearing

Pharmaceutical executives, testifying before Congress, could not readily explain on Tuesday why the prices for many brand-name prescription drugs were much higher in the United States than in other developed countries.

northjersey.com: Opinion: Fighting back with the SALT Act New legislation seeks renewal of state, local tax deductions

That audible groan you hear is the latest person who just realized they got hosed on their taxes. That gut punch when reality sets in that you did not get a refund, but a bill from the IRS.

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