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October 2019
NEWS 12 NJ: Menendez tours Sandy victims’ new home; touts flood reform bill

Sen. Bob Menendez toured the newly rebuilt home of a Superstorm Sandy victim ahead of the seventh anniversary of the storm.


NJTV: Seven years after Sandy, a call to reform nation’s flood insurance program

Sen. Bob Menendez came to Toms River on Monday, seven years after Superstorm Sandy laid waste to much of the Jersey Shore, to press his case for reform of the nation’s flood insurance program, accompanied by a family that just recently got to move back into their home.

WCBS 880: Hundreds Still Struggling To Rebuild, 7 Years After Superstorm Sandy

Seeing how families continue to struggle, Sen. Bob Menendez proposed reforms to the flood insurance program, saying his bill would've helped consumers.

The Washington Post: 700 still not rebuilt 7 years after Superstorm Sandy in NJ

U.S. Sen Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, held a news conference Monday at the newly rebuilt home of Doug Quinn and Heather Shapter in Toms River. He and the couple supported pending legislation that would ease proposed federal flood insurance premium increases.

NBC News: Senators advance bill requiring carbon monoxide detectors in public housing

The bill, introduced in July by Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., advanced as an amendment by Scott to the annual legislation that funds the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation.

NJBIZ: Sen. Menendez, Rep. Sires introduce bill to expand job-training programs in New Jersey

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires, both Democrats, introduced legislation Wednesday to expand high-skilled, job-training partnerships between community colleges and businesses looking to hire workers in New Jersey.

Newsmax: Sen. Menendez: US Didn't Win Anything in Syria Decision

President Donald Trump "won an applause line at his rallies" with his decision to remove U.S. troops from northern Syria, but the United States didn't win anything, but instead now faces a "clear and present danger" from ISIS, Sen. Bob Menendez said Wednesday.

NJ.com: Trump wins in his latest effort to curb your property tax break

President Donald Trump “dipped into the wallets of New Jersey’s middle class by gutting the state and local tax deduction they used to write off their property taxes," said U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., a member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee.

Politico: Senate rejects Democrats' bid to weaken SALT deduction cap

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) meanwhile complained that Republicans from “moocher states” had targeted “donor states” like his with tax increases. “Hypocrisy is when donor states like my state of New Jersey give moocher states — those who actually receive far more than they give to the Federal Treasury and say, somehow, that we should continue to pay more,” he said.

NJ Globe: Menendez says Trump foreign policy ‘calamities’ will energize NJ Dems

“While most politics is local and largely removed from everything-Trump, voters are definitely paying attention to the President’s continued controversies, foreign policy calamities and alleged abuse of power, which I think will only further energize Democrats and independent voters to turn out on Election Day,” U.S. Senator Bob Menendez told the New Jersey Globe on Monday.

NJTV: Menendez marks reauthorization, expansion of Autism CARES Act

The bipartisan bill’s author Sen. Bob Menendez met on Monday with participants at ECLC of New Jersey in Paramus, a program for individuals of all ages with special needs.

WCBS 880 : Menendez Celebrates New Law Providing Lifetime Support To People With Autism

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is celebrating the signing of a law that will help people with autism into adulthood and beyond.

NJ.com: Menendez says Trump’s Syria withdrawal makes Russians big winners

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who once suggested on the Senate floor that Donald Trump could be "an agent of the Russian government,” said Sunday that Moscow emerged as the big winner by the president’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and abandon America’s Kurdish allies.

ABC: Trump administration betrayed Kurdish allies in Syria: Sen. Bob Menendez

The Trump administration betrayed its allies when it announced its withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Sen. Bob Menendez said on ABC's "This Week."

Politico: Bob Menendez says Pompeo ‘in a parallel alternate universe’

Sen. Bob Menendez said Sunday there are “no guarantees” that U.S. interests in the Middle East are still being served following the White House decision to pull troops out of northern Syria.

Yahoo: Withholding Ukraine aid 'The worst of weaponizing US foreign assistance': Menendez

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Sen. Bob Menendez is interviewed on "This Week" Sunday.

New York Times: A Bridge Only Sledgehammers Can Fix Will No Longer Sabotage Rush Hour

At the behest of New Jersey’s senators, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, and its governor, Philip D. Murphy — all Democrats — temporary restrictions took effect in mid-March.

Reuters: U.S. lawmakers set measure opposing Trump on Syria troop withdrawal

It also is backed by Senators Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Todd Young, a Republican member of that panel.

The Hill: House to vote on resolution condemning Trump's Syria pullback

The resolution — sponsored by Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas) in the House and Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.Y.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) in the Senate — "opposes the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria."

Daily Record : Picatinny's new $41 million complex will include munitions disassembly facility

Sen. Bob Menendez, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-Morris, and military representatives were at the center Tuesday to announce that the complex project would move forward thanks to the acceleration of the approval process.

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