Senate leaders want more Russian sanctions

Senate leaders want more Russian sanctions

MOSCOW, July 23 (UPI) --In light of Russia's stance on the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane, three U.S. Senators said broader sanctions on Russia's energy sector are warranted.
Daniel J. Graeber
Senate invokes cloture on Ukraine aid bill

Senate invokes cloture on Ukraine aid bill

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The Senate voted to invoke cloture on a bill to provide aid to Ukraine and impose sanctions on Russia Monday, 78-17.
Gabrielle Levy

New Jersey's rock salt held up at Maine port because of maritime law

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- New Jersey officials say they've been unsuccessful getting a federal waiver to allow shipment of 40,000 tons of rock salt to the state before the next snowfall.

U.S. seeks to rescue Iraq's Maliki with $6.2 billion Apache deal

BAGHDAD, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The United States wants to sell Iraq 24 state-of-the-art AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 500 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles in a $6.2 billion deal to help Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki crush a swelling insurgency led by al-Qaida that threatens his embattled government.

Republicans want market-driven reforms in healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Republican legislators said Sunday they'd like to see the Affordable Care Act replaced with a different healthcare system that includes market-driven reforms.

Kerry urged not to be too anxious for Iran breakthrough

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday he was concerned the Obama administration was too anxious to strike a deal with Iran.

U.S. said to have canceled drone delivery to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Washington canceled delivery of 10 Predator drones to Turkey after Ankara divulged the names of 10 Iranians who spied for Israel, a Turkish newspaper reported.
Assad: I'm not giving up chemical weapons out of fear of U.S. attack

Assad: I'm not giving up chemical weapons out of fear of U.S. attack

MOSCOW, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Syria's agreement to put its supply of chemical weapons under international control was not made because of U.S. threats, Russian TV reported Thursday.

EU's blacklisting Hezbollah's military arm draws praise in Washington

BRUSSELS, July 22 (UPI) -- The European Union ministers' blacklisting of the military arm of militant Hezbollah drew praise from the Obama administration and congressional leaders Monday.

Bipartisan furor over North Korea, Cuba

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Bipartisan leaders in the U.S. Senate called on the White House to send a strong message in response to Cuban weapons shipments to North Korea.
Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday voted down an amendment that would have required border security triggers before immigrants be given legal status.
Report: Menendez probe comes up short

Report: Menendez probe comes up short

MIAMI, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A tip involving U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic has led to a dead end, The Miami Herald reported.
'Entire' Seaside Heights economy at risk

'Entire' Seaside Heights economy at risk

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno told Vice President Joe Biden the "entire economy" of the Seaside Heights resort, struck by superstorm Sandy, may be at risk.

County GOP group asks for Menendez probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Middlesex County, N.J., Republicans filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez less than a week after the Garden State Democrat won re-election.
Dimon apologizes in Senate testimony

Dimon apologizes in Senate testimony

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- JPMorgan Chase chief James Dimon apologized before a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday for the bank's big investment blunder but said no clients lost any money.
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Bob Menendez
Rep. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, joins other House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington on Aug. 10, 2004, in calling for a special session of Congress to work on legislation to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Robert "Bob/Ricardo" Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is the junior United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party. In December 2005, he was appointed by Jon Corzine to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Corzine, who resigned upon being elected Governor of New Jersey, and was sworn into office in January 2006. Menendez was elected to his own full six-year term in the 2006 U.S. Senate election, defeating Republican Thomas Kean, Jr. He is the first person of Latino ethnicity to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

Prior to his appointment to the U.S. Senate, Menendez was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing New Jersey's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2006. A resident of Hoboken, he previously served as Mayor of Union City (1986–1992) and a member of the New Jersey General Assembly (1987–1991) and the New Jersey Senate (1991–1993).

Following the 2008 elections, Menendez was appointed to head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

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