Sen. Robert Menendez
The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes enacted two years ago to shore up the program’s finances. In many cases the changes produced unexpected, sky-high insurance rates that are unaffordable for many homeowners in flood-prone areas.
It seems Sen. Robert Menendez is a little tired of hearing about New York hosting the Super Bowl.
As of Friday afternoon, 59 senators now back a new sanctions package they say would increase the pressure on Iran to make nuclear concessions, congressional aides said. The count brings Congress closer to passing a bill the Obama administration considers a threat to a historic diplomatic opportunity.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said consumers should be better protected and retailers who fail to safeguard information should be held accountable.
The senator’s office said he proposed to Alicia Mucci, his girlfriend of more than a year, Monday night in the Capitol Rotunda.
Naming the school in his honor was the idea of West New York Mayor Felix Roque and was approved by the local school board.
The controversial deal to put the brakes on Iran’s nuclear program has united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill on steps to take if the pact falls apart.
Booker, 44, was sworn in as a U.S. senator at noon Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden conducted the ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.
Meantime, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.
U.S. Capitol Police who responded to incident are currently working unpaid due to federal government shutdown.
A three-block-long concrete casing is under construction, in an effort to preserve a possible right-of-way for two flood-resistant rail tunnels into Penn Station.
Menendez says he voted yes on a limited military strike on in Syria was to punish President Assad for the use of chemical weapons.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was set beginning Tuesday to preside over a debate on the authorization of military force in Syria.
A lot more homeowners who repaired damage related to Superstorm Sandy are now in line for federal reimbursement.
Sen. Robert Menendez says almost 130 homeowners are being offered pre-Sandy value for their properties.