Republican Senate passes Menendez initiative

Democrats are touting an early legislative victory by the state’s newest United States Senator, Robert Menendez. After just two weeks in office, the Senate passed Menendez’s amendment to protect middle class families from a stealth tax increase from the alternative minimum tax (AMT). The measure put the Senate on record in opposition to an unexpected tax increase that might have impacted 17 million middle-class families this year, in many cases by more than $1,000. Menendez worked on this amendment during the Chamber of Commerce trip to Washington, causing him to miss the annual dinner.

Republican Senate passes Menendez initiative