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November 2019
Reuters: U.S. House passes Hong Kong rights bills, Trump expected to sign

Republican Senator Marco Rubio was a main sponsor of the Senate-passed bill, which was co-sponsored by Republican Senator Jim Risch and Democratic Senators Bob Menendez and Ben Cardin.

NJ.com: Students seeking FAFSA financial aid still hurting from Trump tax plan change

A bipartisan group of senators, including Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, has been asking the Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help these students, to no avail.

FOX 15: Sens. Kennedy, Menendez Introduce Legislation to Bolster Protections Against Cybercrime Fraud for Small Businesses

 U.S. Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation that will extend protections against fraudulent and unauthorized transactions to small businesses. The Small Business Fraud Protection Act will extend the period small businesses have to report fraudulent transactions without being held liable from 24 hours to 60 days. According to CNBC, cybercrime has become one of the fastest growing forms of criminal activity, with 43% of cybercrimes aimed at small businesses.

NJ.com: Annoyed by robocalls? Congress just struck a deal to fight them.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., was interrupted by a robocall during an April press conference in Newark to highlight the issue.

NJ.com: Jersey Dems accuse Trump of witness intimidation for his tweet during impeachment hearing

“It is outrageous and, far as I’m concerned, witness intimidation,” said U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “This to me is an effort to obstruct Congress’ will and obstruction of justice at the end of the day.”

NBC: State Department watchdog faults Trump official for 'inappropriate' treatment of diplomat

Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called the report part of “a growing body of evidence about the Trump administration’s repeated efforts to punish dedicated career public servants who have served Democratic and Republican administrations.”

Daily Beast: Senator Grills Facebook on Political Ads ‘Loophole’ for Anti-Vaxx Content

In response to reporting by The Daily Beast, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is pressing Facebook on the continued spread of anti-vaccine content across its platform. In a letter addressed to Mark Zuckerberg, Menendez denounces the company's “failure to stem the tide of dangerous myths about vaccinations” and urges the company to be accountable for “harmful lies” that are amplified on its platform. 

Roll Call: Save Our Seas 2.0 tackles global marine debris crisis

We may have plenty of political differences, but we come from coastal states. That means we have a front-row seat to the peril of plastic waste and marine debris flowing into our oceans at the rate of around 8 million metric tons per year. We understand what it will mean for our fishing and tourism industries when the weight of plastic in our oceans equals the weight of fish in the sea — something projected to happen by mid-century. We don’t have a moment to lose in confronting this problem.

NJ.COM: Jersey ‘dreamers’ make plea for their future as Supreme Court debates DACA

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., who attended the court hearing and later met with some of some of the New Jersey dreamers, said the justices seemed divided, 4-4, on the question, with Chief Justice John Roberts holding the deciding vote.

NBC: Sen. Menendez: ‘It's sickening’ to hear Trump refer to Dreamers as criminals

Sen. Bob Menedez, D-NJ, was inside the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on the fate of DACA. Menendez originally fought for the program to be passed under the Obama administration and is an outspoken critic of the Trump administration’s efforts to end it.

Star Ledger: Menendez: As the Supreme Court debates DACA, my heart will be with the Dreamers

Today, I will be inside the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As I listen, my heart will be with the almost 17,000 Dreamers from New Jersey and especially with those who will travel to Washington to stand outside the court as nine justices consider the case that will decide their futures.

NBC: Immigrants — and DACA — make America great. And I urge the Supreme Court to agree.

Tuesday, I will be inside the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As I listen, my heart will be with Dreamers from across the country who will travel to Washington to stand outside as nine justices consider the cases that will likely decide their future

CHERRY HILL COURIER-POST : North Camden infrastructure improvements target streets, sewers, water

Norcross was in Camden — where he lives, several blocks away on the other side of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge — Monday afternoon along with his congressional colleague U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, to tout $16.2 million in federally-funded Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) work.

CBS 3 PHILLY : Major Infrastructure Project Fixing Long-Neglected Streets In Camden

“As we enhance safety for Camden residents, we take pride in knowing this project will also contribute to the city’s continued economic renaissance,” Sen. Bob Menendez said.

LA Times: Trump administration begins formal U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

Democrats in Congress panned the move. New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released a statement calling it “one of the worst examples of President Trump’s willful abdication of U.S. leadership.”

MILITARY.com : Senator Wants to Expedite Valor Medals for Dog Team that Took Down ISIS Kingpin

Sen. Bob Menendez, the lawmaker responsible for introducing legislation to create the Defense Department's first official award for military working dogs, sent a letter last week to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, advocating for speedy commendations for the handlers and dogs involved in the Oct. 26 raid -- most notably the Belgian Malinois that chased Baghdadi into a tunnel before he detonated a suicide vest.

AFP: US formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that the Trump administration has "once again thumbed its nose at our allies, turned a blind eye to the facts and further politicized the world's greatest environmental challenge."

October 2019
Reuters: Democratic senator seeks review of Pompeo adherence to bar on political activities

Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, cited three official visits Pompeo has made since March to his home state of Kansas in requesting the review by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

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

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