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|Hudson County View : Booker, Menendez secure $2.2M in federal funding for Alliance Community Healthcare|
|NJ.com : Nearly $12 million more in HUD funding for Hudson County communities|
|Hudson County View : Booker, Menendez announce $19.3M in funding for Hudson County housing authorities|
|NJ Globe : Menendez bill to aid cannabis businesses|
|CBS2: Bipartisan Push To Crack Down On Robocalls|
|NJ.COM: Public housing agencies in Hudson County awarded $19.3 million in federal funding|
|The National Herald: Heading for Cyprus, US Sen. Menendez Fires at Turkey|
|Greek City Times: “We will no longer accept Turkey’s aggression,” says US Senator|
|Pix11 : NJ Sen. Bob Menendez announces federal anti-robocall legislation|
|ABC7: Sen. Bob Menendez gets robo call while holding news conference on robo call crackdown|
|CBS2: Sen. Menendez Calls For Crackdown On Record Number Of Robocalls|
Public Radio of Armenia :
At Capitol Hill Remembrance, U.S. legislators press for adoption of Armenian Genocide Resolution
Lead authors of the Armenian Genocide Resolution in the U.S. House – Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) – pledged to press for passage of their bipartisan legislation during a standing-room-only Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Observance that gave voice to the growing bipartisan Congressional consensus against Turkey’s Armenian Genocide gag-rule, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
Greek Reporter :
US Senators Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Ties with Greece, Cyprus
US Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced on Tuesday the introduction of bipartisan legislation to reshape U.S. strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Menendez, Booker reintroduce bill to hold WWOR-TV accountable
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker have reintroduced an expanded version of a bill that would make it easier for the public to participate in the renewal process for broadcasters in the state.
Foreign Policy :
Lawmakers Warn Egyptian Leader Over Human Rights Abuses
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a warm reception from U.S. President Donald Trump during his visit to Washington this week, but a much colder one from Congress.
The Hill :
Top senators warn Turkey: Choose between Russia missile system or US fighter jet
The top four members of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees are warning Turkey it will need to make a choice between the United States and Russia for its defense needs.
The Washington Post:
Ahead of Sissi visit, lawmakers from both parties urge Trump to push Egyptian president on human rights
When Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi came to the White House two years ago, President Trump assured him, and everyone else who would listen, that the United States supported him.
Accounting Today :
Senators introduce bill to make Work Opportunity Tax Credit permanent
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to make permanent the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, a tax break that encourages companies to hire veterans, people with disabilities and other groups who face barriers to employment, before it expires at the end of the year.
Charge my weed, please. Menendez says marijuana businesses should be allowed to take credit cards and write checks.
WASHINGTON — As New Jersey moves in fits and starts to expand medical marijuana and perhaps legalize the drug for personal use, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said he plans to reintroduce legislation to allow those legal businesses to have bank accounts, write checks and accept credit cards.
Senators rebuke Egypt as White House rolls out red carpet for Sisi
Congress is playing spoiler as the White House prepares to roll out the red carpet Tuesday for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as the Egyptian leader looks to extend his rule for the next decade and a half.