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Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez Offer Proposal to Combat Global Human Trafficking

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., championed U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s, D-NJ, proposal to reauthorize the “Trafficking Victims Protection Act.”. Menendez introduced the “International Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act” to “reauthorize and enhance critical programming, policy, and funding essential to the United States’ efforts to combat human trafficking across the world” with Rubio and U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, as co-sponsors.
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Senator Bob Menendez says ‘real concern’ Ukrainian military success could increase chance Putin will turn to nukes

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez warned that Ukraine’s continued military success against Russia’s invasion could increase the chance that Vladimir Putin could turn to nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction.Although Mr Putin and his advisers had reportedly expected Russia’s military to quickly overwhelm Ukrainian defence forces, Nato officials now estimate roughly 40,000 Russian soldiers have been killed, wounded, or captured since the invasion began in late February.Speaking to anchor Bret Baier on Fox News Sunday, Mr Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, said he fears Mr Putin could turn to nuclear weapons to maintain his own standing...
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Bob Menendez savaged the Biden administration for talking with officials in Venezuela about a possible oil deal.

Lawmakers have one day before they leave for various caucus retreats — and therefore one day left (theoretically) to pass the sweeping government spending deal before funding runs out on March 11. Top Democrats are saying bill text is expected to be released today, with a vote in the House on Wednesday and a punt to the Senate afterwards. The hope is the bill will be passed by the Friday deadline.
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Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez Bring Out Bill to Keep Russia, China Out of Latin America, Caribbean

This week, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., paired up on a bill to improve “bilateral and multilateral security cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a push to disrupt and counter illicit narcotics trafficking” and “enhance U.S. engagement with the region at a time when the destabilizing impact of authoritarian regimes, and transnational criminal organizations, in addition to the malign activities of state actors like China and Russia, pose risks to U.S. national security.”
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Sen. Bob Menendez Embraces GOP Proposal to Sanction Russia Immediately, Rankling White House

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has embraced Republican proposals to impose sanctions on Russia immediately, three congressional staffers told The Intercept. The sanctions, which would take effect regardless of whether Russia opts to invade Ukraine, are pitting the White House against the chief sponsor of Senate legislation to address the escalating tensions in the country and drawing the ire of the administration, two of the staffers said.
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Sen. Bob Menendez files bill to sanction Russia if it invades Ukraine

Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez filed a bill Wednesday backed by 25 other Senate Democrats to sanction Russia if it invades Ukraine. "Ultimately, the most effective sanction on Russia is a strong and unified Ukraine, and I look forward to working with my Democratic and Republican colleagues so that we can provide the people of Ukraine the type of support they need to confront the bully in Moscow," Menendez, D-N.J., said in a statement.
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