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.
Senator Menendez announces he is introducing an updated version of his legislation to promote transparency in airline ticket fares. Bill would require airline websites to provide consumers with a full, easily accessible and easy to decipher breakdown of quoted airfare, additional fees that may be incurred. The updated version of the bill will specifically include holiday surcharges as part of the price breakdown.
Senator Menendez visits a food distribution center in Hillside, NJ to highlight more than $350 million for food assistance programs that have been awarded in New Jersey through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to better serve the increased volume of recipients.