Big Oil fights to keep tax breaks

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The American Petroleum Institute said repealing billions of dollars of tax breaks for oil companies is a "destructive" idea that is politically motivated.

Girl leaves U.S. after marrow donation

ELIZABETH, N.J., March 19 (UPI) -- A Salvadoran girl has returned home after donating bone marrow cells to her cancer-stricken American sister, family members say.

Lockerbie bomber claims innocence

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Lockerbie bombing convict Abdelbaset al-Megrahi says he's innocent after Scottish authorities spoke with U.S. authorities on the 1988 airliner bombing.

Panel hits slow pace of Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Republicans and Democrats chided witnesses from the State and Treasury departments for the administration's failure to move quickly to hurt Iran economically.

Visa that could save girl's life denied

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. officials denied a visa to an El Salvador girl to come to the United States to donate bone marrow that could save her sister's life, a lawyer says.
Senate blocks $35B public safety bill

Senate blocks $35B public safety bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday rejected a $35 billion bill to provide federal money to state and local governments to avoid layoffs of teachers and first-responders.
CDC guide to prevent student concussions

CDC guide to prevent student concussions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials will create guidelines to protect students from sports-related traumatic brain injuries, two members of Congress from New Jersey say.

China slams U.S. $5.9B Taiwan F-16 upgrade

BEIJING, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- China sternly denounced a $5.9 billion U.S. plan to upgrade Taiwan's F-16 jet fighters, warning the U.S. ambassador military and overall relations would suffer.

Taiwan rescuers search for military jets

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Taiwanese police, civilian and military rescuers are searching the Yilan Mountains for two training jets which crashed during a night-time training exercise.
N.J. Republican moves to oppose Menendez

N.J. Republican moves to oppose Menendez

TRENTON, N.J., June 13 (UPI) -- New Jersey state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos announced Monday he is moving toward challenging U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., next year.
Cory Booker rules out Senate run next year

Cory Booker rules out Senate run next year

NEWARK, N.J., June 9 (UPI) -- Cory Booker, the mayor of New Jersey's largest city, said Thursday he has no plans to run against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., next year.
U.S. urged to stop 'coddling' big oil

U.S. urged to stop 'coddling' big oil

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. federal government must stop "coddling oil companies" and force them to pay for the environmental damage they cause, a U.S. lawmaker said.
Menendez has V-day message for big oil

Menendez has V-day message for big oil

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. lawmaker has a Valentine's Day message for energy companies, saying the days of their "sweetheart" tax deals were over.
Probe: Flawed data behind bomber's release

Probe: Flawed data behind bomber's release

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- An inquiry into the compassionate release of the convicted Pan American flight 103 bomber discovered the prognosis used was faulty, a U.S. Senate report said.

Scotland slams U.S. probe into Megrahi

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. lawmaker's report on the release of the Lockerbie bomber is a "false interpretation" of the events, the Scottish government declared.
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Robert Menendez
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)

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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