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October 2019
India Tribune: World marks Gandhi’s sesquicentennial

US Ambassador to India, Ken Juster tweeted: “Honored to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of #MahatmaGandhi in the company of United States @SenatorMenendez. (Senator Bob Menendez US Senator from New Jersey is visiting India).

The Sand Paper: Save Our Seas 2.0 Legislation Addresses Plastic Waste in Oceans

Gronostajski, accordingly, joined U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) in applauding passage of two key components of Save Our Seas 2.0, legislation to tackle the plastic pollution crisis threatening coastal economies and harming marine life. The senators introduced the three-part Save Our Seas 2.0 Act in June, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Environment and Public Works Committee passed two of the measures on Sept. 25. The third component is currently awaiting action by the Senate Commerce Committee.

NBC: Autism research bill signed into law by President Trump

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

The Hill: Democrats question Pence, Perry on travel to Ukraine

Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Tuesday questioned Vice President Pence and Energy Secretary Rick Perry regarding their travel to Ukraine as the White House faces scrutiny for its dealings with the country. 

Al Jazeera: A year on, MBS 'gets pass from world leaders' on Khashoggi murder

In a Twitter post on Monday, Robert Menendez, a Democratic senator, pledged to continue the effort to hold Saudi Arabia to account.  "Trump has repeatedly vetoed Congress' efforts, but we remain undeterred," he said.

Washington Post: State Department inspector general to meet with Hill committees Wednesday

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) sent letters to Vice President Pence and Energy Secretary Rick Perry inquiring about whether they had any role in Trump’s asking Ukraine for information that could help him in the 2020 election.

Politico: Democrats turn eye to Rick Perry in Ukrainian probe

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) is pressing Energy Secretary Rick Perry for details on the trip he led to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's inauguration in May that was cited in a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump.

 

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.

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