Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Senator Bob Menendez announce new projects under President Obama's economic recovery plan in Ellis Island. The projects will help stimulate the economy, create jobs and put residents back to work while preserving the historic site.
Senate Democratic Steering Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and Senator Menendez hold a press conference to discuss how Republicans have tried to stop the creation of millions of American jobs. From opposing tax cuts for small businesses to opposing clean energy jobs to protecting tax loopholes for CEOs, Senate Republicans have tried to kill policies that are creating jobs across the country. Democrats are standing up for the middle class, and will continue to work to create jobs and get our economy back on track.
With new reports that Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi is still alive nearly a year after the cancer-stricken terrorist was released on compassionate grounds based on medical evaluation that he had only three months left to live, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) hold a press conference urging the British to conduct a full investigation into the Scottish court’s decision to release the convicted terrorist.
Senator Menendez launches his new "Kitchen Table Economics" webpage (http://menendez.senate.gov/kichen/)with a group of New Jersey residents with individual and family economic concerns. The page aims to bring attention to the economic and financial issue that are weighing on individual families, create a direct line of communication between NJ families and Senator Menendez, and provide information on what he is doing in Washington to help them.
After 100 years in a firehouse that posed challenges to current Paterson firefighters, Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, was proud to announce that federal funding will provide for the building of a facility that will house and protect, not only necessary fire equipment and fire trucks; it will allow the brave men and women of the Paterson Fire Department to enjoy a space that is prepared to house all of its members. Senators Lautenberg and Menendez as well as Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. were instrumental in securing the stimulus funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grant program. The $4.5 million competitive grant is one of three awarded in the nation.