Senator Menendez joined thousands of AARP members from across New Jersey for a tele-town hall called "Health Care Reform: What it Means to You." Senator Menendez and AARP representatives discussed with New Jersey seniors how they will benefit from the new law, including the strengthening of Medicare and closing the Medicare Part D coverage gap, or "donut hole.”
Senator Menendez congratulates Judge Joseph Greenaway on his ascension to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The New Jersey U.S. Senate Delegation nominated Judge Greenaway in 2009, and Menendez had taken to the Senate floor on numerous occasions to speak in favor of Greenaway. Greenaway has been a District Judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey since 1996.
U.S. Senators Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Representative Albio Sires (D-13), Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy announced a $9.7 million in federal investment for the A. Harry Moore housing development revitalization effort. The existing buildings will be demolished and replaced with 299 new units - on and off site. This is the third HOPE VI grant that Jersey City has received, with the previous two totaling more than $65 million.
Senators Menendez, Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hold a press conference to discuss the economic effects of the BP Deep Horizon Oil spill and the need to hold oil companies fully accountable for this type of disaster.
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.