In the News

April 2020
CNBC: Alphabet’s health company defends decision to require a Google account to use its coronavirus screening site

“If Verily is seriously considering expanding these sites to other states — or nationally — my hope is that they address this question and provide an alternate authentication method to ensure that anyone interested in accessing a testing site can use the program,” Menendez said.

Washington Post: Trump announces cutoff of new funding for the World Health Organization over pandemic response

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) asked the administration to expand contributions to the WHO to help in the global response to covid-19, the disease the novel coronavirus causes. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late last month, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said the United States should do more to meet the WHO’s call for $675 million for pandemic response. 

Asbury Park Press: Coronavirus: Amazon must do more to protect its warehouse workers | Menendez / Booker

We hope that Amazon’s corporate leadership will do everything in its power, as quickly as possible, to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Amazon has an important role to play in ensuring Americans receive essential supplies, but with that comes a responsibility to protect its workforce.

Jersey Journal: Hudson colleges, trade and technical schools to get $27 million in stimulus funds

The $27.1 million is U.S. Department of Education funding awarded by the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which allocated approximately $14 billion to help colleges and universities across the country, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced. 

New Jersey Globe: Menendez bill would create $75 billion housing assistance fund

“Direct federal support, in the form of a Housing Assistance Fund, could be a gamechanger for New Jerseyans, providing our homeowners with much-needed financial relief in the absence of stable income,” Murphy said. “I commend Senator Menendez for his efforts to deliver meaningful aid to New Jersey, as we continue to address an unprecedented surge in unemployment and economic uncertainty as a result of this public health crisis.”

Hudson County View: Menendez, Booker call for local journalism to be included in future COVID-19 relief

In a letter to Senate leadership, Booker and Menendez warn that the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic — including plummeting advertising revenue — could decimate regional and local news outlets as communities have become increasingly reliant on their reporting. 

Yahoo Finance: Democratic senators ask for clarity, fixes to small business loan program

On Monday, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza — urging them to release new guidance and strengthen SBA’s systems. 

Politico: New Jersey public transportation to receive $1.76B in federal stimulus aid

“I’m proud to have fought for this vital funding that will keep our transit agencies, which are critical to our nation’s economy, up and running during and after the pandemic,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said in a statement. 

Patch: Millions In Coronavirus Relief Coming To Morris County

Money from $82 million in grants to assist communities on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak headed to New Jersey will be headed to Morris County, according to U.S. Senators Bob Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate's housing subcommittee, and Cory Booker.

ABC7: New Jersey woman returns home after being stranded in Peru due to COVID-19

Thanks to Senator Robert Menendez, they're coming home.

CNBC: Senators ask Apple CEO Tim Cook about the company’s COVID-19 app privacy practices

The letter was signed by Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez, Richard Blumenthal, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, and asks for details about how Apple is handling personal information from the app and whether it complies with the healthcare data regulation HIPAA. 

Burlington County Times: NJ senators blast Trump’s decision to keep ACA enrollment closed

“No one should go without health insurance during a health crisis. Reopening ACA enrollment to allow those without insurance to sign up is the right and humane thing to do,” Menendez said. “We don’t want anyone who needs to see a doctor to avoid seeking medical help because they can’t afford it, nor should anyone face bankruptcy due to high medical bills at a time when the coronavirus is causing them greater financial stress.”

Burlington County Times: NJ senators blast Trump’s decision to keep ACA enrollment closed

“No one should go without health insurance during a health crisis. Reopening ACA enrollment to allow those without insurance to sign up is the right and humane thing to do,” Menendez said. “We don’t want anyone who needs to see a doctor to avoid seeking medical help because they can’t afford it, nor should anyone face bankruptcy due to high medical bills at a time when the coronavirus is causing them greater financial stress.”

The Record: Murphy, Menendez tour Secaucus pop-up field hospital built to manage coronavirus surge

Menendez led the effort to get the hospital as well as three others under construction, two in Edison at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center and one at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Those should open in the next two weeks, according to Callahan. 

Homeland Prep News: Sens. Menendez, Hirono urge increased public health preparedness program funding

Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) led 24 of their colleagues in forwarding correspondence to the Senate’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies regarding the funding increase in Fiscal Year 2021.

March 2020
The Record: Bob Menendez calls for release of non-violent ICE detainees as coronavirus spreads

Menendez sent a letter to Chad Wolf, acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security and Matthew Albence, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, asking the agencies to release non-violent detainees who pose no public safety threat as well as seniors, pregnant detainees and those at high risk of getting severely sick from the outbreak.

NJ.com: Trump just signed $2T coronavirus stimulus bill. Here’s what N.J. will get.

“This package delivers an immediate shot in the arm for New Jersey’s hospitals and frontline health care workers, support for everyday New Jerseyans and small businesses to help weather the storm, and billions in aid to help our state and local communities deliver essential services and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Menendez, D-N.J.

NBC: Senate stimulus plan includes $155 million for HIV care

In an interview with NBC News last week, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. — who initiated the letter — said these communities are “right at the very heart” of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. but claimed that they had largely been ignored in the Trump administration’s response to the outbreak.

NJ.com: One N.J. couple finally made it home after being stuck overseas due to coronavirus, but many remain stranded

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said his office has heard from another 100 New Jerseyans who are in Morocco, Peru, Guatemala and other countries and are trying to get home. They included a handful of people in their 20s at an air B&B and guests trying to return from a wedding from Honduras.

The Hill: Menendez calls on Trump to bring home stranded Americans

“I write today to urge you to take all steps necessary to provide assistance to Americans abroad who wish to return to the United States during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic,” Menendez wrote in his letter to the president.

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123
Showing page   of 123