Senator Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Schumer (D-NY), and Senator Hagan (D-NC) react to Secretary of Transportation LaHood announcement that the federal government will ban texting while driving for bus drivers and truckers and call for passage of new legislation that extends scope of federal regulation to include all drivers.
Senators Menendez and Congresswoman Gillibrand hold a press conference at The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York to call for additional federal steps to expedite the adoption of orphans in Haiti after the earthquake. They were joined by Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan Executive Director of The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, and Dr. Jane Aronson, CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation.
Senator Menendez, Senator Lautenberg, and Congressman Payne call on New Jersey's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to make a series of immediate security upgrades to Newark Liberty International Airport in the wake of security breach news in the airport.
Senator Menendez attended a Jobs and Economic Growth Forum hosted by USDA Rural Development and the Farm Service Agency. At the event, Senator Menendez discussed initiatives to spur economic growth in New Jersey and how he is fighting to bring New Jersey its fair share in rural development and agricultural funding.
Senator Menendez met with Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr. and students of Jersey City Public Schools to discuss their campaign to get President Barack Obama to be next year’s high school graduation speaker. As part of this campaign, NJ school children grades K-12 have written personal letters to the President explaining the special meaning his appearance would have for them. Senator Menendez will help ensure that the letters and portraits are received by the president.
Democratic Senators Blanche Lincoln, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez discuss Senator Lincoln’s amendment to The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will limit the deductibility of executive compensation for health insurance companies. The amendment would direct all of the revenue raised by limiting the deductibility of executive compensation for insurance companies to the Medicare Trust Fund.