Terror victims seek slice of sanctions pie

Terror victims seek slice of sanctions pie

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Lawyers and lobbyists for terrorist victims are at odds trying to make sure their clients get a share of Iranian assets that remain frozen in a U.S. bank.
Rubio seeks to block new flights to Cuba

Rubio seeks to block new flights to Cuba

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has joined another Cuban-American lawmaker in opposing plans to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens.
Pro-Cuba embargo PAC money going to Dems

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Those who support continuing an economic embargo against Cuba have heavily shifted their campaign contributions to Democrats, a U.S. watchdog group says.
Obama links healthcare, immigration reform

Obama links healthcare, immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Healthcare reform is crucial for Hispanic Americans because reforming the U.S. healthcare system is linked to immigration reform, U.S. President Obama said.

Airlines unlikely to drop fuel surcharges

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. airlines are unlikely to lower ticket prices even though the price of jet fuel has dropped significantly since summer, industry observers say.

Menendez assails Bush on Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Saturday rebuked President George Bush, saying he's failed to be honest with Americans since taking the country to war in Iraq.

Dean accuses GOP of 'pre-9/11 mindset'

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean said Republicans have a "pre-9/11 mindset" regarding security at U.S. seaports.

Sen. Menendez knocks Bush's budget

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Saying President George W. Bush's budget hurts the middle-class, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., called for support for reform and Democrats in Washington.

Poll: Republican leads in N.J. Senate race

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- An early poll finds that Republican Tom Kean has an 11-point lead over Democrat Bob Menendez in the race for New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat.

Rep. Pallone to run for Senate from N.J.

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., jumped into the race to replace New Jersey Democrat Jon Corzine in the Senate now that Corzine is running for governor.

Menendez wants intel reform passed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Saturday castigated the Republican House of Representatives leadership for stalling passage of an intelligence reform bill.

House Democrats reappoint leaders

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats re-elected their leadership Wednesday, but the question of who will lead the election-oversight position in their caucus remains open.

Latinos demand more say at DNC

BOSTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Latino delegates are asking why they only have two prime time speakers at the Democratic convention, the Boston Globe said Thursday.

Gore, Kennedy to speak at Dem convention

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Committee Tuesday announced its lineup of speakers for its convention, whose theme is "Stronger at home, respected in the world."

Activists welcome immigration reform

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Immigration rights activists have welcomed new U.S. immigration reform legislation unveiled in Washington Tuesday.
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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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