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Menendez to reclaim top spot on Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey confirmed in a statement released today that he will reclaim his spot as the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Just days ago the Department of Justice dropped its corruption case against Menendez.

Why it matters: This is all good news not only for the senator, but also for the Democratic Party, which will now (likely) be able to keep its safe New Jersey senate seat as Menendez runs for re-election without the distraction of an ongoing corruption trial.