Senators Menendez, Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Ben Nelson (D-FL) hold a press conference to discuss the need to hold oil polluters like BP, and not taxpayers, fully accountable for the cost of the spills they cause. Menendez introduced The Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act, a bill that would raise the liability caps for oil companies from $75 million to $10 billion to help ensure that they pay the full costs of economic and environmental disasters caused by their negligence.
Leaders in the fight against postpartum depression, including Senator Menendez, actress Brooke Shields, and former New Jersey First Lady Mary Jo Codey, celebrate that The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act – Menendez's legislation to combat postpartum depression. It was signed into law as part of landmark health insurance reform that passed Congress in March. The legislation will establish a comprehensive federal commitment to combating postpartum depression through new research, education initiatives and voluntarily support service programs.
In honor of Mother's Day, women’s health advocates joined Congressional champions in the fight against Postpartum Depression to celebrate the enactment of the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act, the initiative to combat postpartum depression signed into law as part of health insurance reform. The law was authored by Senator Menendez and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL). The brand new law will establish a comprehensive federal commitment to combating postpartum depression through new research, education initiatives and voluntarily support service programs.
Senators Menendez, Jack Reed (D-RI), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) discuss the need for strong consumer protections in Wall Street accountability legislation. They opposed an amendment that protects Wall Street more than Main Street and would allow big banks to escape many of the new rules.
As the Gulf Coast braces for the environmental and economic damage that the massive oil spill in April, Senator Menendez along with Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), discuss legislation introduced to ensure that oil companies are not allowed off the hook when it comes to paying for economic damages as a result of spills. Menendez’s Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act would raise the liability cap from $75 million to $10 billion.
Senator Robert Menendez is joined by the National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) and Hispanic youth from around the country to commemorate "El Día de los Niños" --Celebrating Our Youth-- which is observed on April 30. To recognize this special day, Senators Menendez, Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) also introduced a resolution to mark the celebration and declare it a national holiday. During the event, Menendez highlighted the importance of giving children the tools they need to be successful, including quality early education, adequate health care and proper nutrition. After concluding his remarks, Senator Menendez read a story to children from the DC area and was given an award by a student from New Jersey for his work on behalf of our nation’s youth.