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Robert Menendez
Junior Senator, New Jersey
Term of office:
2006–present
Political party: Democratic
Preceded by: Jon Corzine
Succeeded by: Incumbent
Born: January 1, 1954
New York City, New York
Spouse: Divorced
Religion: Roman Catholic

Robert "Bob" Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic junior Senator from New Jersey. In January 2006, he was appointed by Jon Corzine to fill the seat made vacant by Corzine's resignation from the Senate to serve as Governor of New Jersey. Before his appointment to the Senate, he represented the state's 13th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1993–2006. He currently resides in Hoboken. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1340x1968, 893 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Robert Menendez Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps image_skyline = Top_of_Rock_Cropped. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Represented by Robert Menendez-Democrat On November 9, 2006, Menendez was appointed to fill Jon Corzines soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat, so Menendez is expected to resign from this House of Representatives seat, and a special election will occur in 2006 to replace him. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Personal life

Menendez was born in New York City to Cuban parents. Fleeing Cuba in 1953 due to their dislike of the Batista government, his parents came to New York[1]. His father was a carpenter and his mother was a seamstress[2]. He grew up in Union City, New Jersey, where he graduated from Union Hill High School. Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps image_skyline = Top_of_Rock_Cropped. ... General Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (pronounced ) (January 16, 1901 – August 6, 1973) was the de facto military leader of Cuba from 1933 to 1940 and the de jure President of Cuba from 1940 to 1944. ... Union City, New Jersey Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ...


After graduating with a B.A. from Saint Peter's College, he attended Rutgers School of Law in Newark, from which he obtained his law degree. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1980 and became a lawyer in private practice. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Saint Peters College is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic college in the United States. ... The Newark campus of Rutgers University was formerly known as the University of Newark, which was merged with Rutgers in 1946 by an act of the New Jersey legislature. ... Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: ) °′40. ... A bar association is a professional body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ...


He married Jane Jacobsen, a teacher for the Union City Board of Education, and the couple had two children: Alicia, a graduate of Harvard University, and Robert, a student at the University of North Carolina. Menendez and Jacobsen have since divorced. Union City Board of Education is a comprehensive community public school district that is headquartered in Union City, New Jersey, United States. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The University of North Carolina is a sixteen university system which comprises all public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States. ...


Early political career

In 1973, at age 19, while attending Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, he launched a successful petition drive against his mentor, then-Union City Mayor William Musto, to reform the local school board. He was elected to the Union City Board of Education in 1974, and would later testify against Musto in a court case that resulted in a prison sentence for Musto. Saint Peters College is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic college in the United States. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ... A board of education or a school board or school committee is the title of the board of directors of a local school district. ...


Menendez was elected mayor of Union City in 1986 and served as mayor until 1992. While mayor, he simultaneously served in the New Jersey Legislature, a common practice for New Jersey politicians. He was in the General Assembly from 1987 until 1991 and in the New Jersey Senate from 1991 to 1993. The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ...


United States House of Representatives

Congressman Robert Menendez spoke on the importance of small businesses in the U.S. economy in Texas.
Congressman Robert Menendez spoke on the importance of small businesses in the U.S. economy in Texas.

In 1992, 14th District Congressman Frank Guarini retired after seven terms. Menendez won the Democratic nomination for the Jersey City-based district, which was renumbered the 13th after New Jersey lost a district in the 1990 Census, and was easily elected that November. The district was already heavily Democratic, but had been redrawn with a Hispanic majority after the 1990 census. He was reelected six times with no significant Republican opposition. Image File history File links Bob_123. ... Image File history File links Bob_123. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... New Jerseys Fourteenth Congressional District in the House of Representatives was eliminated after the United States 2000 Census. ... GUARINI, Frank Joseph, Jr. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... // The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political organizations in the United States two party system; the Democratic Party is the other. ...


In 1996, Menendez was briefly a candidate in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Bill Bradley, but he backed out and the seat was won by Democrat Robert Torricelli. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert Guy Torricelli (born August 27, 1951), nicknamed the Torch, is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


In 2003, Menendez was elected chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, ranking him third in the Democratic hierarchy in the house, behind House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland. He was elected to chair the Credentials Committee of the 2004 Democratic National Convention and was a speaker on the first day of the convention. During the 107th Congress, he was chair of the Democratic Task Force on Education and the Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security. The Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives serves as floor leader of the opposition party, and is the minority counterpart to the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. ... Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... Steny Hamilton Hoyer (born June 14, 1939) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th district of the State of Maryland (map) since 1981, and is the current House Minority Whip. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 2004 Democratic National Convention logo The 2004 Democratic National Convention culminated in the arrival of John Kerry on July 29 to address the delegates. ... The 107th Congress met from January 3, 2001 to January 3, 2003. ...


Although he is often portrayed as the political boss of Hudson County, he strongly dislikes this appellation, particularly because, according to an anonymous close source quoted in the December 11, 2005 Union City Reporter, "there is no boss of Hudson County".[3] Menendez is also seen as one leader in a fractured political establishment tenuously united by agreements that permitted the county to generate a significant vote for Corzine in the 2005 gubernatorial race.[citation needed] The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Union City Reporter is a weekly community newspaper serving Union City, in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2005 was a race for the Governor of New Jersey. ...


Menendez received a "B" on the progressive Drum Major Institute's 2005 Congressional Scorecard on middle-class issues.[citation needed] Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of contemporary international social and political philosophies. ... The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy is a non-partisan, non-profit policy institute founded during the civil rights movement. ...


United States Senate

While several other names had been mentioned, Menendez was the early favorite among pundits for Governor-elect Corzine's replacement to fill the vacancy that would be created when Corzine resigned from the Senate. Corzine's decision to appoint Menendez got the support from several Latino groups, including the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Look up Latino, latino in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Menendez is the first minority to represent New Jersey in the Senate, and only the sixth Hispanic to serve in that body. He joins Republican Mel Martinez of Florida (also of Cuban descent) and Democrat Ken Salazar of Colorado (of Mexican descent) as the only three Hispanics currently in the Senate. He is on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Budget and Energy and Natural Resources committees. Melquiades Rafael Mel Martinez (born October 23, 1946) is a Cuban-born American politician, currently a United States Senator from Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician, rancher, and environmentalist from the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has jurisdiction over matters related to banks and banking, price controls, deposit insurance, export promotion and controls, federal monetary policy, financial aid to commerce and industry, issuance of redemption of notes, currency and coinage, public and private housing, urban... The United States Senate Committee on Budget was established in 1974 by the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. ... The United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has jurisdiction over matters related to energy and nuclear waste policy, territorial policy, native Hawaiian matters, and public lands. ...


In February of 2006, Menendez co-sponsored legislation with New York Senator Hillary Clinton to make it illegal for foreign governments to buy U.S. port operations. The legislation was a direct response to Dubai Ports World's efforts to purchase Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) of the United Kingdom, which operates six major U. S. ports. Menendez said, "Our ports are the front lines of the war on terrorism. They are both vulnerable targets for attack and venues for smuggling and human trafficking. We wouldn't turn the Border Patrol or the Customs Service over to a foreign government, and we can't afford to turn our ports over to one either."[4] Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ... DP World is a company owned by the government of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. ... The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, which is usually known as P&O, is a British shipping and logistics company which dates from the early 19th century. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The United States Customs Service (now part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection or CBP) was the portion of the US Federal Government dedicated to keeping illegal products outside of US borders. ...


On September 28, 2006 Menendez voted for the Military Commissions Act. [5] September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Military Commissions Act of 2006, Pub. ...


Recent allegations of past ethics violations

On August 27, 2006, two Republican state lawmakers filed an ethics complaint against Menendez, alleging he broke conflict-of-interest rules when he rented property out to a nonprofit agency which receives federal funds. Menendez helped the organization win designation as a federally qualified health care center in 1998. That designation allowed the agency to receive additional federal grants[6]. Menendez allies note that the organization in question, the North Hudson Community Action Corp., which provides social services and health care to the poor and was founded in 1960, had received federal funding for years before Menendez was in Congress, and receives its funding based on mathematical formulas[7]. Menendez maintains that he rented the property out below market-value because "he was supportive of its work"[8]. The total rent collected over nine years was over $300,000. August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In another controversy, a tape recording from 1999 became public recently, in which Donald Scarcini, a Menendez advisor, can be heard pressuring a psychiatrist to give a contract to one of his supporters as a favor to Menendez. Shortly thereafter, Menendez cut all ties with Scarcini. Menendez denies any knowledge of Scarcini's actions. [9]


2006 Senate race

Menendez is running to retain his seat in the Senate. In the general election in November 2006, he will face Republican Thomas Kean, Jr., current minority whip in the New Jersey Senate and son of former state governor Thomas Kean. The New Jersey 2006 U.S. Senate election will be held on November 7, 2006 to determine who will represent New Jersey in the United States Senate for a term that will end in January 2013. ... Sen. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Thomas Howard Kean (born April 21, 1935) is an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey, from 1982 to 1990. ...


Menendez has been endorsed by the following major newspapers covering New Jersey politics: The New York Times[10], The Philadelphia Inquirer[11], The Star-Ledger[12], and The Record[13]. The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. ... The Star-Ledger is the leading newspaper in New Jersey. ... Heroes stamp using the Thomas E. Franklin photo The Record (also called The Bergen Record, although this has never been the newspapers name) is the second largest daily newspaper in the US state of New Jersey. ...


He won senate seat on Nov 7, 2006


References

The Star-Ledger is the leading newspaper in New Jersey. ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hudson Reporter is a newspaper chain based in Hoboken, New Jersey. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heroes stamp using the Thomas E. Franklin photo The Record (also called The Bergen Record, although this has never been the newspapers name) is the second largest daily newspaper in the US state of New Jersey. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Star-Ledger is the leading newspaper in New Jersey. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heroes stamp using the Thomas E. Franklin photo The Record (also called The Bergen Record, although this has never been the newspapers name) is the second largest daily newspaper in the US state of New Jersey. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Star-Ledger is the leading newspaper in New Jersey. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Courier-Post is a daily newspaper in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Star-Ledger is the leading newspaper in New Jersey. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heroes stamp using the Thomas E. Franklin photo The Record (also called The Bergen Record, although this has never been the newspapers name) is the second largest daily newspaper in the US state of New Jersey. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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OR: Wyden (D), Smith (R) Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889. ... Max Sieben Baucus (born December 11, 1941) is the senior United States Senator from Montana and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... Conrad Ray Burns (born January 25, 1935) is the junior United States Senator from Montana and thanks to intergalactic communication, now known to be the biggest douchebag in the universe. ... Nebraska was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1867. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Earl Benjamin Ben Nelson (born May 17, 1941 in McCook, Nebraska) is an American politician from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. ... Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party, for which he serves as Senate Minority Leader. ... John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ... New Hampshire ratified the Constitution on June 21, 1788. ... Judd Alan Gregg (born February 14, 1947) is an American politician from New Hampshire, currently serving in the U.S. Senate. ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... New Jersey ratified the Constitution on December 18, 1787. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... New Mexico was admitted to the Union on January 6, 1912. ... Pietro Pete Vichi Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is a powerful Republican United States senator from New Mexico. ... Jesse Francis Jeff Bingaman Jr. ... The state of New York ratified the Constitution on July 26, 1788, thereby becoming the eleventh state. ... Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is an American politician. ... Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, serving her freshman term since January 3, 2001. ... United States Senate House of Representatives Congress District 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 1st* (1789-1791) John Baptista Ashe John Steele Hugh Williamson Timothy Bloodworth John Sevier 2nd* (1791-1793) William Barry Grove Nathaniel Macon 3rd* (1793-1795) William J. Dawson Matthew... Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole (born July 29, 1936) was elected to the United States Senate in 2002 to represent North Carolina for a term ending in 2009. ... Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is a United States Senator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. ... Kent Conrad (born Gay Kent Conrad on March 12, 1948) is a United States senator from North Dakota. ... Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ... Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... Richard Michael Mike DeWine (born January 5, 1947) is an American politician from Ohio. ... George Victor Voinovich (Vojnović in Serbian) (born July 15, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican party. ... Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907. ... James Mountain Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... Thomas Allen Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... This is a List of United States Senators from Oregon, in the United States of America. ... Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) to German American parents, is Oregons senior United States Senator. ... Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is a United States Senator from Oregon. ...

PA: Specter (R), Santorum (R)
RI: Reed (D), Chafee (R)
SC: Graham (R), DeMint (R)
SD: Johnson (D), Thune (R)
TN: [Harold Ford |Ford] (R), Alexander (R)
TX: Hutchison (R), Cornyn (R)
UT: Hatch (R), Bennett (R)
VT: Leahy (D), Jeffords (I)
VA: Warner (R), Allen (R)
WA: Murray (D), Cantwell (D)
WV: Byrd (D), Rockefeller (D)
WI: Kohl (D), Feingold (D)
WY: Thomas (R), Enzi (R) Pennsylvania ratified the Constitution on December 12, 1787. ... Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Santorum redirects here. ... Rhode Island ratified the Constitution on May 29, 1790. ... John Francis Jack Reed (b. ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a Republican United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... South Carolina ratified the Constitution on May 23, 1788. ... Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. ... James Warren Jim DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... The following is a list of United States Senators from South Dakota. ... This article is about the U.S. Senator from South Dakota. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. ... Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29 1845. ... Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943, in Galveston, Texas), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934 in Pittsburgh) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... Robert F. Bennett (born 1933) For other men named Robert Bennett see Robert Bennett (disambiguation). ... Vermont was admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791. ... Patrick Joseph Leahy (born May 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. ... James Merrill Jim Jeffords (born May 11, 1934 in Rutland, Vermont) is currently the junior U.S. Senator from Vermont and the only Independent in the United States Senate. ... Virginia ratified the Constitution on June 25 1788. ... John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American statesman and politician, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972-1974 and has served as a Republican senator from Virginia since 1979. ... George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a Republican United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889. ... Patricia Lynn Murray (born October 11, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Washington. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 19, 1863. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Robert Byrd Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Robert Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina), a Democrat, is West Virginias senior United States Senator. ... John Davison Rockefeller IV (born on June 18, 1937), generally known as Jay Rockefeller, has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. ... Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848. ... Herbert H. Kohl (born February 7, 1935) is an American politician and the senior senator from the state of Wisconsin. ... Russell Dana Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Wyoming was admitted to the Union on June 10, 1890. ... Craig Lyle Thomas (born February 17, 1933) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States senator from Wyoming. ...

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