iOS app Android app

Senator Robert Menendez

United States of ... Spain?

Guillermo Fesser | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Guillermo Fesser

The Spanish legacy in the US is something nobody seems to have a clue about. Neither Americans, nor Spaniards. Two thirds of the actual territory of the U.S. was once under Spanish rule, and for some reason, that fascinating part of history has never been told.

It Is Time to Clear the Air on the Real Cost of Flying

Sen. Robert Menendez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Sen. Robert Menendez

Under the Transparent Airfares Act, airlines and ticket sellers would be allowed to break out taxes from the base airfare and list them in a different place on their website, even in pop-up windows. Can you imagine if the only way to know your full airfare was to allow for those annoying pop-up ads?

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

A Cry for Worker Fairness

Sen. Robert Menendez | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Sen. Robert Menendez

The tragedy at the Rana Plaza clothing factory was a sober reminder that Bangladeshi garment workers still lack basic rights and protections. My mother was a seamstress. She worked in the textile factories of northern New Jersey. I saw how hard and tiring her work was. But it was never lethal. And it shouldn't be.

Strange Twist In Arrest Of Sex Offender Senate Intern

Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered se...

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rejects Republican Immigration Legislation

Voxxi | Raisa Camargo | Posted 11.29.2012 | Latino Voices

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus rebuffed recent Republican immigration legislation as partisan. Instead, the caucus laid the groundwork for their ow...

Ian Gray

Key Senate Democrat Sees 'Mandate' For Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ian Gray | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of President Barack Obama's reelection with overwhelming support from Latino voters, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said Wednesd...

WATCH: What It Means For Bob Menendez To Be American

Posted 07.01.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of Independence Day, LatinoVoices and Define American bring you personal stories from all walks of life on what it means to be American. S...

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur Confronts MF Global and Wall Street

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

When it comes to fraud, if you don't look for it, you don't find it, because when it comes to fraud, there is always a cover-up.

From Hope to History: It's Time to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My two teenaged daughters want to know why we have failed them. They want to know why -- in 2011 -- the U.S. Constitution still does not state that men and women are equal. What do I tell them?

Senator Landrieu: The Apologist

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The Senate's most outspoken apologist for the oil industry is at it again. Sen. Mary Landrieu, recently declared that eliminating federal subsidies to the major oil companies would be a gross injustice.

People or Polluters: Ending Oil Subsidies

Erich Pica | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

It is indefensible for our federal government to demolish the social safety net while continuing to hand out more than $200 billion in subsidies to environmentally destructive industries.

Amanda Terkel

Repealing Health Care Reform Could Force 3 Million Seniors Repay The Gov't $250

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Three million senior citizens could each have to repay the government $250 if health care reform is repealed, according to two Democratic ...

Community Organizers Revive Immigration Reform Again

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Even while the elite political establishment has been engrossed with the elections, the grassroots has never taken its focus off alleviating the pain felt by people whose lives are affected by our dysfunctional immigration system.

A Mother's Day Tribute from Rep. Bobby Rush, Sen. Robert Menendez, Mrs. Carol Blocker and Leading Women's Activists

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rep. Bobby Rush

On May 6, on a bright shining day on Capitol Hill only days away from this Sunday's Mother's Day commemoration, U. S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), U. S....

Gulf Oil Spill Gives Senators Pause On Energy And Climate Bill

The New York Times | JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The loss of life and the looming ecological catastrophe from the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico have piled political complicati...

How Empowering Immigrant Workers Benefits Us All

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Last week, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and three co-sponsors introduced the Protect Our Workers from Exploitation and Retaliation Act (POWER Act), ...

NJ Supreme Court Hears Tea Party Case For Recall Of Senator Menendez

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey's Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider whether voters have the right to recall U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. A tea party gr...

Menendez Lays Down a Solar Challenge

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

If there is a New Jersey Decathlon entry in 2011, it seems clear that Menendez will lead the way among Senators laying down some bets in the competition.

Congressman: Gadhafi Won't Stay In Englewood (UPDATE)

AP | VICTOR EPSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman said late Friday he's been given assurances from a representative of the Libyan government that Moammar G...

Corzine, Menendez Say Gadhafi Not Welcome In Jersey

AP | VICTOR EPSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Jon Corzine and New Jersey federal legislators joined an angry chorus of opposition Wednesday to Libyan leader Moammar Gadha...

Love, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Conor Fortune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Conor Fortune

Senator Robert Menendez: "Our family immigration system is broken -- it has not been updated in 20 years and many families wait decades to immigrate legally to this country."