JERSEY CITY, N.J. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today released the following statement after State Senator Nicholas Scutari (LD-22) was chosen as the next New Jersey Senate President:

“I want to congratulate Senator Nick Scutari on becoming the next Senate President. For almost 20 years, Senator Scutari has committed himself to advancing social justice and economic equity in New Jersey. Union County residents have seen him fighting on their behalf throughout his time in the legislature and I know as Senate President he will continue advocating for hardworking families across the state.

“Alongside Governor Murphy and other state leaders, Nick will help move our state forward while ensuring New Jersey remains the top state to live, work, and raise a family. I’m happy to have Nick as a partner in the state as we work on behalf of New Jersey’s nine million residents.”