Rob Menendez, U.S. Representative for New Jersey

Rob Menendez

U.S. Representative for New Jersey

Robert Jacobsen Menendez Jr. was born in July 1985 in Hudson County, New Jersey. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School. 

He engaged in the private practice of law.  He was nominated to be a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate.  He held that position for two years, resigning to become a member of Congress. He has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since January 2023. 

Menendez is married to Alex, and they have two children. He is a Catholic. 

In the News…

President Biden’s administration recently approved an environmental review of a plan that allows New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority to begin charging drivers entering central Manhattan at peak times. The “congestion tax” is needed to reduce gridlock in New York City’s busiest areas. 

Representatives Rob Menendez and Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, speaking just outside the Holland Tunnel, said the pricing plan would be unfair to New Jersey residents who must commute to the city. 

“New York City wants this because they want cash in their pockets,” Representative Menendez said. “We’re going to keep fighting the cash-grabbing MTA.” He said the tax would move money from the Port Authority to the MTA. The plan also would expand the New York City subway’s seven line to Secaucus Junction, he said. 

The plan, which is currently within its 30-day review period, could give the MTA fares ranging from $9 to $23 per passenger vehicle per day. 

“New York’s congestion pricing plan stands to push traffic and pollution to our communities,“ Representative Menendez said. “While New York is funding environmental mitigation in the Bronx, they refuse to do so for our communities.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Congressman Menendez today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Rob Menendez 
Representative for New Jersey 
1007 Longworth House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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