Last updated on: 12/8/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert Menendez, JD Biography

Title:
US Senator (D-NJ)
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“As for the prospects for the peace process, it has always been my position… that we must move toward an acceptable two state solution. If we can finally achieve that goal, it will be in Israel’s interest, it will be in the Palestinian’s interest, and it will be in America’s interest.

I’m hopeful that with the President’s upcoming trip to Israel, and with the diplomatic skill Secretary Kerry brings to the table, we will not only re-engage and re-connect, but we will make real progress toward a two state solution.”

“Chairman Menendez Delivers Remarks to AIPAC Policy Conference,” www.menendez.senate.gov, Mar. 5, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator (D-NJ), 2006-present
  • Chair, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 2013-2015
  • Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, 2009-2011
  • Recipient, Hispanic Heritage Award, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, 2009
  • Recipient, Legislative Award, AFL-CIO, 2009
  • Recipient, Capitol Champion, National Stonewall Democrats, 2006
  • Representative, US House of Representatives, 1992-2005
  • State Senator, New Jersey Senate, 1991-1993
  • Assemblyman, New Jersey General Assembly, 1987-1991
  • Mayor, Union City, 1986-1992
  • Member, New Jersey Bar, 1980
  • Member, Union City Board of Education, 1974
Education:
  • JD, Rutgers School of Law, 1979
  • BA, Saint Peter’s College, 1976
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @SenatorMenendez
  • Born on Jan. 1, 1954 in New York, NY
  • Grew up in Union City, NJ
  • Also known as Bob Menendez
  • Was indicted on federal corruption charges on Apr. 1, 2015