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Pentagon notifies Congress of Iraqi request for attack helicopters

Pentagon notifies Congress of Iraqi request for attack helicopters

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Monday of a proposed foreign military sale that would provide attack helicopters to Iraq to bolster the Iraqi military's counter-extremist mission.
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Report: U.S. investigating N.J. Sen. Menendez

Report: U.S. investigating N.J. Sen. Menendez

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., criticized a report federal authorities are investigating him, saying the report is based on "anonymous sources."

U.S. Senate backing new sanctions on Iran if it reneges on nuke pact

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- More than half of U.S. senators say they back a bill to put new sanctions on Iran if it doesn't fulfill commitments in an interim deal on its nuclear program.

Menendez wants stronger consumer data security after Target hack

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said he asked the Federal Trade Commission to ensure consumers are better protected following Target account data theft.
White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The White House vowed to veto a bipartisan Senate bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it violates an interim deal to curb its nuclear program.

U.S. special rep. confident of concluding Afghan security deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Afghanistan security deal will eventually be concluded despite Afghan President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign it, Ambassador James Dobbins said.
White House, lawmakers duel over new Iran sanctions

White House, lawmakers duel over new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The White House says new sanctions being crafted on Capitol Hill may split Washington from its partners, while a key lawmaker calls them an "insurance policy."
Senators to wait before considering Iran sanctions

Senators to wait before considering Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. senators will wait until hearing from Secretary of State John Kerry before deciding whether to move ahead with new sanctions against Iran, an aide said.
Iran, IAEA sign agreement to improve cooperation on nuke program

Iran, IAEA sign agreement to improve cooperation on nuke program

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The U.N. nuclear energy atomic watchdog and Iran signed an agreement Monday in Tehran to strengthen cooperation on Iran's nuclear program, officials said.
Senators warn Obama of Maliki's 'mismanagement' in Iraq

Senators warn Obama of Maliki's 'mismanagement' in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's "mismanagement of Iraqi politics" may be leading to civil war, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators warned Tuesday.

U.S. may press Iran to import nuclear fuel

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Washington may press Iran to import nuclear fuel rather than make it, an official said as talks to end the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program were to begin.

U.S. should make good on its word to Iranian dissidents

LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- There has been consensus by U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle on the U.S. commitment toward Iranian dissidents in Iraq.
MURIEL TURNER, UPI Outside View Commentator
8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Eight congressional Democrats were arrested Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol while demonstrating for immigration law reform.

Judge says New Jersey must allow gay marriage; Gov. Christie to appeal

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A New Jersey Superior Court judge ruled Friday the state must permit same-sex marriage, saying gay couples should not be denied federal benefits.
U.N. finds 'clear and convincing' evidence of sarin gas in Syria

U.N. finds 'clear and convincing' evidence of sarin gas in Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A U.N. team of scientists said Monday it has found "clear and convincing evidence" of chemical weapons use in Syria.
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2008 presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) listens as Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) declares his endorsement during a press conference in Washington on June 12, 2007. Clinton announced that Menendez will serve as her National Campaign Co-Chair. (UPI Photo/Dominic Bracco II)
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Robert "Bob" Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is the junior United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party. In January 2006, he was appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jon Corzine, who resigned upon being elected Governor of New Jersey. Menendez was elected to his own full six-year term in the 2006 U.S. Senate election.

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. He previously served as Mayor of Union City (1986–1992) and as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate.

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

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