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February 2020
CNN: Democratic senator: Trump’s acquittal "is not the exoneration of a president. It is the coronation of a king."

Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, said President Trump’s expected acquittal “is not the exoneration of a president. It is the coronation of a king.”

January 2020
NJ.com: Menendez calls for gun licensing as part of effort to stem mass shootings

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on Thursday introduced legislation to require gun owners to be licensed among other steps designed to address gun violence and mass shootings.

NPR: Senators To CFPB: Why Are You Still Failing To Protect Student Loan Borrowers?

"You and your staff have provided a variety of excuses and shifting explanations for the Bureau's failure to fulfill this critical oversight role," Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown and Robert Menendez wrote in a letter, obtained by NPR, to CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger. Brown is the committee's top Democrat.

NJ.com: Senators got to ask questions in Trump’s impeachment trial. Here’s what Menendez, Booker wanted to know.

 U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker got their first chances to speak during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

Menendez and Booker, D-N.J., each announced they had submitted a question to Chief Justice John Roberts, who then read them out loud.

NJ.com: Newark airport to screen passengers for deadly new coronavirus, joins 19 other airports in U.S.

“As more cases of coronavirus spike across the globe, we must do everything we can to protect Americans here at home," U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, both D-N.J., said in a joint statement issued Tuesday

NJ.com: ‘Well, let’s get to your questions...’ NJ’s senators use social media to rise above the din of the Trump trial.

New Jersey’s Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker have taken to Facebook and YouTube to explain the machinations of the televised partisan Senate contest

The National Herald: Sen. Menendez: He’s Our Guy

While Greek-Americans, Cypriot-Americans, and the Diaspora can often feel their voices are lost in Congress, especially with Turkey lobbying lawmakers, they’ve always been able to rely on Democratic New Jersey U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez to carry the fight for them.

NPR: After Contentious Interview, Pompeo Publicly Accuses NPR Journalist Of Lying To Him

Five Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — ranking member Bob Menendez of New Jersey; Cory Booker, also of New Jersey; Ed Markey of Massachusetts; Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Tim Kaine of Virginia — responded caustically on Saturday to Pompeo's statement.

AP: Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter
The Washington Post: Pompeo accuses NPR reporter of lying, calls news media ‘unhinged’

In a letter to Pompeo on Saturday, Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and four other senior Democratic senators excoriated the secretary for his NPR statement.

The Hill: Senate Dems to Pompeo: Comments about NPR reporter 'insulting and contemptuous'
The Setonian: Lawmakers, survivors advocate for campus fire safety legislation
NJ.com: Booker, Menendez demand coronavirus screenings at Newark airport as illness spreads

Amid ongoing fears that the deadly coronavirus will land in New Jersey, U.S. senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez are calling on the federal government to begin screening travelers for the virus at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The Record: Coronavirus: Why NJ and hospitals across the US are seeing false alarms over China virus

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, on Friday renewed his call for the CDC to extend screening to patients arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport. Menendez co-hosted a briefing by federal health officials for senators about the emerging outbreak Friday.

News12: Officials: New Jersey is prepared for a potential coronavirus outbreak

Some U.S. airports are now screening passengers from China, including John F. Kennedy International Airport. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez say that Newark Liberty International Airport – the country’s fifth-largest airport – should also be added to the list.

News12NewJersey: New Jersey senators call for coronavirus testing at Newark Liberty Int'l Airport

Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to set up a checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport to examine travelers for the coronavirus.

The Record: Does that toy gun look real? If it does, it's now illegal in New Jersey

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. has pushed for similar federal changes, asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue stricter rules for toy guns.

NJ.COM: 20 years after Seton Hall fire, victims and lawmakers come together for new law to help save lives

Pascrell and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., reintroduced the Campus Fire Safety Education Act in Congress and said the legislation has the support of several fire safety and higher education groups.

News12: NJ leaders call on federal government for more aid for Puerto Rico as Trump signs disaster declaration

“They have increasingly created obstacles to the pathway to unlocking the door for Puerto Rico to get access to the Treasury and to the money,” Menendez says.

PIX 11: NJ leaders call for improved emergency response in Puerto Rico

“The people of Puerto Rico are United States citizens; American citizens,” says Sen. Bob Menendez.

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