Menéndez is the senior senator from New Jersey and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 18, 2006. Menéndez is next up for reelection in 2018.
He was previously the representative for New Jersey’s 13th congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 2006.
Menendez is being investigated for unspecified misconduct in 2012, presumably including the corruption and bribery charges for which he faced a trial that resulted in a mistrial. Select Committee on Ethics reopened its investigation now that Senator Menendez's corruption and bribery case has ended in a mistrial.
|Nov. 16, 2017||Senate Select Committee on Ethics reopened its investigation after Menendez's corruption and bribery case ended in a mistrial|
Read our 2017 Report Card for Menéndez.
Menéndez is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Menéndez has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Robert “Bob” Menéndez sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Economic Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
- Senate Committee on Finance
Menéndez was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3083 (114th): Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016
- S. 2142 (113th): Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014
- S. 1683 (113th): A bill to provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients, and for other purposes.
- S. 2124 (113th): Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014
- S. 1901 (113th): Support for United States-Republic of Korea Civil Nuclear Cooperation Act
- S. 1545 (113th): PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013
- S. 1610 (113th): Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Menéndez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Menéndez’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2562: A bill to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Alice Paul in ...
- S.Res. 391: A resolution calling for the immediate extradition or rendering to the United States ...
- S. 2308: Anti-Trafficking Trade Act of 2018
- S. 2307: Labor Rights for Development Act of 2018
- S. 2254: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
- S. 2216: Disaster Assistance Recoupment Fairness Act of 2017
- S. 2187: A bill to establish a regulatory framework for the comprehensive protection of personal ...
|Menéndez’s Vote||Vote Description|
On the Nomination PN755: Tilman Eugene Self III, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia
Mar 5, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 85/11.
H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
S. 89: A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the ...
Apr 3, 2017. Bill Passed 85/12.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
S. 1789 (112th): 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012
Apr 25, 2012. Bill Passed 62/37.
H.R. 3606 (112th): Jumpstart Our Business Startups
Mar 22, 2012. Bill Passed 73/26.
S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 2, 2011. Motion Agreed to 74/26.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
From Jan 2006 to Mar 2018, Menéndez missed 145 of 3,657 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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