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March 2020
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.

February 2020
Univision 41: Para no depender del CDC, autoridades en Nueva Jersey trabajan en pruebas que detectan más rápido el coronavirus

Un grupo de científicos en el Estado Jardín tiene un laboratorio a disposición para hacer ensayos clínicos que faciliten el diagnóstico de esta infección, que tiene en alerta a todo el mundo. La iniciativa se da debido a que el Centro para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades no está dando abasto, según el senador Bob Menéndez.

PIX 11: New Jersey lab develops 2-hour test for coronavirus, requests live samples from CDC

Results from coronavirus tests can take days to reach area hospitals, so an area lab has developed a layered test that can improve accuracy and speed for New Jersey residents who may be infected. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez toured the facility in Nutley today and he is calling on the Centers for Disease Control to validate the lab’s method and send live samples of the virus.

NJTV: NJ lab working to develop rapid response coronavirus test

The COVID-19 coronavirus has not made landfall in New Jersey. The state health department says there are 195 people without symptoms who are self-quarantined because of where they’ve traveled. Meantime, here in New Jersey scientists are working on a rapid response test for the virus.

News12: New Jersey researchers working on faster testing for coronavirus

The research is being done at Hackensack Meridian’s Center for Discovery and Innovation facility in Nutley. Sen. Bob Menendez toured the facility on Friday.

Defense News : Don’t leave Open Skies Treaty, top Democrats say

Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez and Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Jack Reed told Pompeo in a letter that the treaty will still allow Russia to fly over U.S. installations in Europe, leaving the U.S. at a disadvantage, as it won’t have “the oversight or influence over the technical specifications of the data gathered” during the flights.

Washington Times: Hoboken gets boost for park that will also hold floodwaters

Even strong rainstorms can over-tax an aging drainage system, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, a supporter of the project, added.

FOX5: Hoboken park will double as storm water reservoir

Even strong rainstorms can over-tax an aging drainage system, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, a supporter of the project, added.

“I lived here in Hoboken for a good period of time, and it doesn't take a Sandy or Irene to cause some very significant flooding,” he said. “Sandy is an exceptional event and hopefully we don't face too many more of those, but even the everyday realities of major, significant rainstorms are going to affect this area.”

Yahoo: Senators Urge Trade Sanctions For Russian Election Interference

Democratic Senate Leader Charles Schumer, along with Sens. Sharrod Brown and Robert Menendez, urged the White House to proceed with imposing sanctions against Russian government agencies and officials, and even President Vladimir Putin himself, based on recent U.S. intelligence reports that Russia is already interfering with the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Washington Post: State Department struggles to recruit women and minorities, report finds

Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said he would introduce an act that would require the State Department to develop new recruitment, retention and promotion strategies.

The Hill: Senate Democrats urge Trump administration to impose sanctions on Russia for election interference

“In light of this information, we urge you to immediately and forcefully impose sanctions on the government of the Russian Federation, any Russian actors determined to be responsible for such interference, and those acting on their behalf or providing material or financial support for these election interference efforts,” Schumer and Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) wrote

NJTV: Hoboken awarded $14M to build resiliency park project

An epic feat of engineering is on the drawing board in Hoboken. It will appear to be an expanse of parks and playgrounds, but it will actually be a front line defense against flooding from Superstorms like Sandy. And now there’s a major federal windfall to make it happen.

Hoboken Patch: Menendez Announces $14M Grant For Hoboken Park That Fights Floods

On Monday morning, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced good news regarding these efforts — a $14 million federal grant for ongoing work to create the city's largest park, which will have underground basins to collect, treat, and discharge up to two million gallons of rainwater.

WCBS Newsradio 880: Hoboken Unveils New Flood Prevention System Being Installed

The nearly $50 million project is being funded in part by a federal grant. New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez helped secure $14 million for the project.

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