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October 2019
PBS: U.S. Weapons, Saudi Airstrikes, Yemeni Deaths: What a U.N. Report on War Crimes in Yemen Means for U.S.-Saudi Weapon Sales

“Since 2015, we have seen Saudi Arabia utilize American-made weapons in what started as a campaign to restore the legitimate Yemeni government but has degenerated into one of the most devastating humanitarian crises in the world and a wholly destabilizing campaign,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who sponsored the bill, wrote in a statement to FRONTLINE.

September 2019
The Record: Autism research bill signed into law by President Donald Trump

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, R-Mercer, and Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa. The bill was authored by Sen. Bob Menendez.

Fox Business: Senators not satisfied with Amazon answers about how it blocks unsafe products

Amazon responded on Friday to the letter sent to its CEO Jeff Bezos by Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Bob Menendez of New Jersey in late August.

TPM: Senators In Both Parties Were Left In The Dark On Ukraine Aid Delay

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, blasted Trump’s slow-walking of the military aid at the end of August as an attempt to “circumvent” Congress, though Menendez apparently believed at the time that the delay was connected to Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Washington Post: Trump betrayed U.S. moral leadership. So Congress had to act.

Robert Menendez, a Democrat, represents New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. He is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

News12: 500 high school students take part in Academy Day in South Orange

Academy Day, held at Seton Hall University, featured speeches from Sen. Bob Menendez and Sen. Cory Booker and a color guard presentation.

The Hill: Democratic senator presses Pompeo on removal of former US ambassador

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.) on Friday pressed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine as well as the ouster of a former ambassador to the country earlier this year.

Epoch Times: US Bill on Hong Kong’s Special Status Now Headed to Vote in House and Senate

This bill will send a clear message that the U.S. stands with the people of Hong Kong in their quest to maintain their self-governance & autonomy, safeguard their #HumanRights, exercise their democratic freedom, & determine their own future.

— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) September 25, 2019

Miami Herald: Rick Scott tries and fails to overhaul TPS in exchange for granting it to Venezuelans

But Scott tried to fast-track his amendment through a process called unanimous consent, which is usually used for uncontroversial legislation. Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez objected to Scott’s amendment on the Senate floor, so it failed.

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.

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