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October 2019
News 12 NJ: KIYC investigation finds NJ may not be ready for next major storm like Sandy

Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez proposed legislation to reform the flood insurance program, but the bill has not made much headway. “Without real reform, we can expect the same exact problems we faced after Superstorm Sandy when the next storm comes," Menendez says.

Wall Street Journal: Sen. Bob Menendez Seeks Hatch Act Probe of Mike Pompeo’s Trips to Kansas

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, submitted the complaint in a letter to the Office of Special Counsel calling for a review into Mr. Pompeo’s activities for potentially violating the Hatch Act

Wichita Eagle: New Jersey Democrat wants review of whether Pompeo’s Kansas trips violated law

In a Tuesday letter, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez asked the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal agency, to review whether Pompeo’s trips to the state violated the Hatch Act, a 1939 law that limits the campaign activities of most federal employees, including cabinet secretaries.

Patch: 7 Years Later, Some Sandy Victims Still Not Home

On Monday, Sen. Robert Menendez met with Toms River resident Doug Quinn as Quinn and his family finally moved into their rebuilt home. Menendez has continued to call for Congress to pass comprehensive reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program that include increased homeowner protections and investment in mitigations and resiliency.

NPR: House Rebukes Turkey With Votes On Sanctions, Armenian Genocide

There is a bipartisan Senate resolution by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recognizing the Armenian genocide as well. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Cory Gardner of Colorado are among the co-sponsors. All four senators are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. However, the Senate plays a more direct role in shaping foreign policy and tends to take a less reactionary stance on such issues. There is no current plan to bring the resolution up for a Senate vote.

CBS NY: 7 Years After Superstorm Sandy, Sen. Bob Menendez Aims To Revamp Flood Insurance System With New Bill

Monday, in front of Quinn’s home and surrounded by grassroots organizations fighting to “bring the Jersey Shore home,” Sen. Bob Menendez announced his NFIP Reauthorization and Reform Act.

NJ.COM: 7 years after Hurricane Sandy deluged his house, N.J. resident recounts the long journey home

At a news event Monday with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, several members of the non-profit New Jersey Organizing Project shared their post-Sandy stories with Quinn’s rebuilt home as the backdrop.

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.

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