Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has been embroiled in a controversy involving his relations with a Miami campaign contributor and the awarding of a security contract at a port in the Dominican Republic. Here is a look at the senator’s career in Washington.
Jan. 28, 2013 Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), right, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), join other senators in announcing that they have reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws. In January, the senator’s role in Washington grew as he became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Buy Photo