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Maduro asks U.S. not to impose sanctions in Venezuela in op-ed

Maduro asks U.S. not to impose sanctions in Venezuela in op-ed

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 2 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wrote an op-ed in the New York Times urging the U.S. to not impose sanctions or support opposition groups.
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Russia responds to U.S. sanctions with entry bans for U.S. leaders

Russia responds to U.S. sanctions with entry bans for U.S. leaders

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Russia responded to new U.S. sanctions over the annexation of Crimea by barring nine U.S. legislators and security officials from entry Thursday.

Senate committee OKs bill to sanction Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would offer aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia for its incursion into Crimea.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee postpones Ukraine aid vote

Senate Foreign Relations Committee postpones Ukraine aid vote

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee postponed a vote Tuesday on a bill that would provide aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia for sending troops to Crimea.
Menendez: Keep up sanctions pressure with Iran

Menendez: Keep up sanctions pressure with Iran

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Robert Menendez told the American Israeli Political Action Committee Tuesday he is "deeply skeptical" of diplomatic efforts with Iran.
Venezuelan president 'brutal,' U.S. leader says

Venezuelan president 'brutal,' U.S. leader says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is a "brutal and oppressive" leader.

Think tank warns against U.S. energy 'hoarding'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Hoarding U.S. energy resources leaves the country less secure than if it moves into the global market, the Center for a New American Security finds.

U.S. pro-Israel group: Wait before Iran sanctions vote

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The main pro-Israel U.S. lobby came out against an immediate vote on imposing sanctions on Iran, hours after 42 Republican senators demanded a vote within days.

Menendez skeptical of easing sanctions in Iran

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A top U.S. Senate Democrat said he is concerned economic sanctions will expire before Tehran is forced to "dismantle large portions" of its nuclear program.
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.
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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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