Bob Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey

Bob Menendez

U.S. Senator from New Jersey

Robert Menendez was born in January 1954 in New York City. His parents were Cuban immigrants. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey and received his Juris Doctor from Newark’s Rutgers School of Law. He engaged in the private practice of law.

He entered politics serving on the Union City Board of Education and was later elected mayor of Union City, serving six years. He went on to be a representative in New Jersey’s General Assembly, and then in the New Jersey Senate. In 1992, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, occupying a seat there until he was appointed by Governor John Corzine to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate in 2006, where he remains.

He is divorced from Jane with whom he has two children. He is married to Nadine. Menendez is Catholic.

In the News…

Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey has introduced legislation intended to protect small business borrowers from predatory lending practices and financing operations that use unfair terms and conditions. The Small Business Financing Disclosure Act would also ensure safeguards already required in consumer lending under the Truth in Lending Act and would support the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

Senator Menendez said, “Predatory lenders often attempt to prey on small businesses in need, which is why we must have greater transparency around their lending practices and the loans they make available to small business borrowers. We must create an economy where hard-working Americans and small businesses can thrive.” 

The bill has also been introduced in the House of Representatives. 

According to Senator Menendez, over 33 million small businesses in America employ nearly half of the private workforce. As the backbone of many local economies, they need not be locked into predatory loans from ruthless lenders. The senator stated this legislation is a step to level the playing field. 

Contact this Leader…

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

The Honorable Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey
528 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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