In the News

March 2019
Menendez, Booker announce $8 million in funding for family planning services

U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats, announced on Thursday $8.3 million in federal funding for the New Jersey Family Planning League (NJFPL) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support family planning services throughout the state.

nj.com: Menendez, Booker bill takes aim on WWOR-TV’s lack of N.J. programming

New Jersey Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker have reintroduced legislation that they say would force WWOR-TV, based in Secaucus, to broadcast local programming as promised in the station’s Federal Communications Commission license.

The Sand Paper: Menendez Leads Call for Acting Interior Head to Clarify Views on Offshore Drilling
Jersey Journal: Menendez announces bill to help struggling parents and cut child poverty

Legislation aimed to help struggling families and cut child poverty by nearly 40 percent was announced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez at a Union City press conference Monday.

Reuters: U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to boost Taiwan ties, amid China tensions

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation seeking to boost Washington’s relations with Taiwan and raise the island’s international profile on Tuesday, which could heighten tensions with China.

Burington County Times : Norcross, Menendez push action on military firefighting chemical
Menéndez plantea nueva legislación para aumentar crédito tributario
NJ Globe : Publicly release Mueller report, Menendez say
Proposed Bill Targets Medical Resident Program, Physician Shortage

New bipartisan legislation would fund 3,000 more medical resident slots, bringing the total number of positions up to 15,000 and helping to address the physician shortage crisis.

news 12: American Family Act -- Proposed federal bill would increase child tax credit

A federal bill is being proposed to increase the child tax credit, and under it, families earning less than $150,000 a year would benefit.

nj.com: Menendez demands full Mueller report be released to Congress and the public

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez is demanding the release of the full Mueller report, saying it may contain information that could lead to investigations into questionable activities uncovered during the special counsel’s probe.

Senator Menendez: U.S. Coast Guard grants proposed restrictions for marine traffic in Kearny

All marine traffic on the Hackensack River that requires the portal bridge in Kearny to open will stop for several hours during the day, effective immediately, says Senator Bob Menendez.

 

The Hill : New Jersey Dems tell Pentagon not to use military funds for border wall
Newsweek : Dem Lawmakers Pushing Journalist Protection Act
Hudson County View : Menendez, Sires introduce legislation to keep funding for homelessness local
New Jersey river restrictions aim to ease Portal Bridge stress, commuting trouble

Top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general and the FBI to investigate the Trump Organization's hiring of workers without legal immigration status and allegations of mistreatment.

Hispanic Caucus demands probe into Trump Organization hiring undocumented workers

Top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general and the FBI to investigate the Trump Organization's hiring of workers without legal immigration status and allegations of mistreatment.

nj.com: Menendez lashes into Trump. “If a Democratic president acted in this way, Republicans would be calling him or her a dictator.’’

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey lashed into President Donald Trump Friday after the president vetoed a congressional resolution overturning his declaration of national emergency to fund a southern border wall that Congress specifically rejected.

Coast Guard To Introduce New Marine Traffic Restrictions To Help NJ Transit

The Coast Guard is planning to restrict marine traffic on the Hackensack River in order to prevent the century-old Portal Bridge from opening during rush hours.

 

Journalist Protection Act Reintroduced

The Journalist Protection Act, which would classify intimidation or attacks against reporters as federal crimes, was reintroduced today by Representative Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, and Democratic Senators Richard Blementhal and Robert Menendez.

 

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