Bob Menendez is New Jersey's senior Senator and was appointed to the position in 2006 by John Corzine, who vacated the seat to become the Governor of NJ. He was only the sixth Latino to serve in the US Senate at the time. He grew up the son of Cuban immigrants in Union City and attended New Jersey's public schools and state universities, including Saint Peter's College and Rutger's School of Law in Newark, where he earned his J.D. degree. He served as the Mayor of Union City from 1986 until 1992 and represented NJ's 33rd District in the State Assembly. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1992, and served as Congressman to NJ's 13th District until his appointment to the Senate. He was the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the 113th Congress, and today serves on the Committee for Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, as well as the Finance Committee.
Recent Key Votes:
NO: Senate "skinny repeal" health care bill (49-51)