At the height of the holiday shopping season, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced a new legislation to address hidden prepaid card fees at the Garden State Plaza Mall. The market for all kinds of prepaid cards is estimated to top $427 billion next year in the United States. Most prepaid cards, however, come with a list of fees that add up quickly and have weak protections that leave consumers vulnerable.
Senator Menendez (D-NJ), Paterson Mayor Jefrey Jones, and Paterson Councilman Benjie Wimberly join the grand opening of Eva's Village Apartments, the first permanent housing initiative that will offer 50 units of affordable housing to qualified low-income New Jersey residents.
On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Charles E. Schummer (D-NY), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), other lawmakers, and 9/11 first responders urge all Senators to remember how America fulfilled its moral obligation to those who sacrificed after Pearl Harbor and honor this important date by paying 9/11 heroes with the respect by passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Jack Reed (D-RI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Clare McCaskill (D-MO) hold a news conference to discuss Democrats' efforts to provide tax relief to the middle class and reduce the deficit. The Senators pressed the GOP to stop holding tax cuts for the middle class hostage in order to give tax breaks to millionares and billionares.
With airfares as much as 60 percent higher during the Thanksgiving season, Senator Menendez holds a press conference at Newark Liberty International Airport to push for final passage of his "Clear Airfares Act". The "Clear Airfares" bill would give consumers a full breakdown of airline fees it may have to pay before purchasing a ticket and is now just one step in Congress from becoming law. Senator Menendez highlited the importance of it gaining final passage before Congress adjourns next month in December 2010.
Senator Menendez and the Jersey Jaycees join residents of the housing authority's Thomas J. Stewart senior buildings in Jersey City for a special lunch buffet to celebrate Thanksgiving and hand out 50 turkeys.