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March 2020
Star-Ledger: Menendez on coronavirus: In these unprecedented times, small businesses need even more help

That’s why I recently introduced the Small Business Relief from Communicable Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act to make these loans interest-free up to $2 million for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic – so they have more cash on hand to continue to make payroll, keep their shelves stocked and ultimately weather this storm. 

Hudson County View: Menendez co-sponsors bill that would enable small businesses to get up to $2M loan

Under the “Small Business Relief from Communicable Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act,” co-sponsored by Menendez and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) small businesses would be able to access interest-free loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses.

Bloomberg: Fed Could Snap Up Municipal Debt Under New Senate Proposal

The measure from Senator Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, would amend the Federal Reserve Act to allow the Fed to buy municipal bonds under “unusual and exigent circumstances.” The rule would be triggered by events like the rapid spread of a virus, other health emergencies or crises.

CNBC: Senators urge Jeff Bezos to give Amazon warehouse workers sick leave, hazard pay

In a letter sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday, Sens. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, urged him to provide paid sick leave and time-and-a-half hazard pay for its workers, among other measures.

NBC Out: Lawmakers urge Trump admin to protect those with HIV amid coronavirus pandemic

Menendez said the Trump administration’s own decisions may make it difficult for people living with HIV or other affected groups get care should they contract coronavirus.

Star-Ledger : What Trump must do next: A Q&A with Sen. Bob Menendez

Menendez laid out his own vision for federal action in a chat with Dave D’Alessandro of the Star-Ledger Editorial Board:

Washington Post: Senate Democrats raise privacy concerns with Google about coronavirus screening service

But congressional Democrats including New Jersey Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and California Sen. Kamala Harris, say they aren’t clear what Google plans to do with the data it collects — and whether information the company obtains, or possibly harnesses from users’ browsing habits, might be used for a range of purposes that people might not expect.

The Record: New coronavirus test at Hackensack Meridian sites across NJ can get results in hours

The center received samples of live virus from the CDC last week, through the intervention of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who visited the center two weeks ago and heard of their need. The virus samples were used to validate the test. 

Washington Post: Nike to review supply chains in China after reports Uighurs forced to make shoes

On Tuesday, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) accused American companies of deliberately turning a blind eye to “horrific” forced-labor conditions in China’s Xinjiang region. This related to companies that use workers inside the region, not to labor exports like the ones to the Nike supplier.

CNBC: Lawmakers pressure Big Pharma on drug supply chains amid coronavirus outbreak

Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., are among lawmakers pushing for longer-term solutions. The senators on Wednesday introduced a bill that would funnel $100 million to develop U.S. manufacturing of drugs.

Homeland Preparedness News: Sens. Menendez, Booker call on HHS to release emergency funding for coronavirus

U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) are urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to unlock emergency funds allocated for state and local governments to deal with the coronavirus. 

News12: Sen. Bob Menendez visits health care center in Passaic to discuss COVID-19 response

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez was at a health center in Passaic County Monday morning to discuss the latest in the federal COVID-19 response.

Jersey Journal: Undocumented and low-income workers face high economic risk amid coronavirus crisis: Menendez

“No one should be discouraged from seeking help just because they’re afraid of the cost, especially during a public health emergency,” Menendez said. “We need everyone who falls ill to be able to see a doctor, get tested, get treated and take the precautions necessary to protect the community at large.”

NJ.com: You lose your right to sue Amtrak when you buy a ticket. That’s not OK, senators say.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-NJ, is one of the co-sponsors and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez signed a letter last November opposing the practice. He is reviewing the bill, a spokesman said.

Hudson County View: Senators announce Metropolitan Family Health to receive $2.56M in federal funding

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) have announced that Metropolitan Family Health, Inc. will receive over $2.5 million in federal funding this year.

NJ Biz: Menendez, others call for employers’ flexibility in event of COVID-19 outbreak

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Thursday joined with 14 Senate colleagues to urge U.S. employers to commit not to penalize workers for following recommended health procedures in order to protect the public from further spread of the coronavirus.

NJ Biz : $1M in federal funding to support North Jersey community health centers

U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1,351,092 in grants to aid the continued operation of federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) across North Jersey.

The Sand Paper : Beach Umbrella Bill Gets New Life in NJ Legislature

In addition, Hartney wishes the state Legislature would pass a resolution supporting the efforts of U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-N.J.), along with their colleagues in Virginia, in their quest to have the issue addressed through consumer product safety.

The Trace: The NRA Exodus: Who Left the Organization During a Year of Upheaval

After we reported on the flawed CDC estimates, in October 2018, a group of U.S. senators led by Democrat Bob Menendez of New Jersey sent a letter to the head of the Department of Health and Human Services, urging him to fix the data. The CDC’s director, Robert Redfield, responded by pledging to “improve the precision and accuracy of [its] nonfatal firearm injury estimates.” 

ROI-NJ : How our U.S. senators bring Jersey perspective to Washington

As the state’s U.S. senators, Cory Booker and Robert Menendez are two of New Jersey’s leading voices in Washington, D.C. ROI-NJ asked the two Democrats about life in the nation’s capital — and what they are doing there to help their constituents back home.

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