Sen. Robert Menendez
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.
The Democrat from New Jersey served in the Army Signal Corps during the war. He spent nearly three decades in the Senate and was its oldest member when he died Monday at 89, after suffering complications from viral pneumonia.
The liberal Democrat from New Jersey died Monday after suffering complications from viral pneumonia. At 89, he was the oldest member of the Senate and the last of 115 World War II veterans to serve there.
Lautenberg’s casket will arrive at the U.S Capitol on Thursday, where it will lie in repose in the Senate chamber before he is interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg passed away around 4 a.m. Monday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell due to complications from viral pneumonia, his office said.
Benedetto Bigica, 46, of Elmwood Park apologized for his actions in a Newark federal court Tuesday after pleading guilty to a count of conspiring to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act.
The Bayonne Bridge is about to reach new heights to allow bigger cargo ships up the east coast, such as those that will pass through the new locks of the Panama Canal.
Menendez said the conflict has caused a refugee crisis, given rise to terror groups and puts Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the wrong hands.