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September 2019
New Jersey Globe: Republicans block Menendez’s Ukraine bill

Senate Republicans blocked a bill authored by U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez that would have ordered the State Department’s inspector general to investigate the White House’s freezing of close to $400 million in military aid to Ukraine Wednesday.

VOA: Trump International Broadcasting Nominee Could Face Scrutiny Over Financial Dealings

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked Pack to affirm that he would respond to recently posed questions from his staff on undisclosed topics.

Salon: Trump confirms he withheld military aid from Ukraine before call with nation's leader

As details of Trump's call with Zelensky and the whistleblower complaint have steadily come to light over the past few days, Democrats in the Senate have called for an investigation of what Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, described as potential "extortion." Menendez further claimed that Trump was trying to "reshape American foreign policy to advance his personal and political goals."

Press of AC: Federal Autism CARES bill to continue research, education, supports: Education briefs

The Autism Coordination, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (CARES) Act of 2019, authored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), builds upon the current law, which expires in September, and shapes federal autism policy and investment in research, early detection, and research to develop new treatments and therapies for those with ASD and other developmental disabilities.

Cape May County Herald: Menendez, Booker Announce $1.9M in Federal Funding to Upgrade Woodbine Water System

U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) Sept. 24 announced a combined $1.9 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development funding to upgrade the water distribution system in Woodbine.

Reuters: U.S. House to launch Trump impeachment inquiry over Ukraine controversy

Senator 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.

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.

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