Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez

Senator from New Jersey, Democrat

Menéndez, a Democrat, has been a senator from New Jersey since Jan 18, 2006 (next election in 2018).

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district (1993-2006).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Menéndez has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Menéndez is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Menéndez for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Robert “Bob” Menéndez sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Menéndez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (45%) International Affairs (20%) Health (10%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Menéndez’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Menéndez’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2006 to Dec 2016, Menéndez missed 64 of 3,273 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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