Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., spoke to the crowd about the success drug courts have had in New Jersey. Maintaining federal aid to the program is a bipartisan win-win, Menendez said. "We're talking about how to make the government more efficient. How do we save money? Well we save money by Drug Courts." Menendez said. "We actually less recidivism. That means people don't find themselves in a revolving door through our court system."National Journal

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National Journal's annual list of top 15 conservative and liberal senators is out, and it includes one person of color — Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.

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The 112th Congress had four senators of color: Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye, Hawaiian Democrats of Asian descent; and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Menendez, both of Cuban heritage.

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The vote ratings of the entire House will be released Thursday.

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