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Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, questioned witnesses about sex trafficking and other abuses during a recent hearing on Cuba. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 27, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, had previously co-authored legislation to tighten sanctions on Iran if there is no deal by the end of June, but he said Tuesday that he and other party leaders want to give the Obama administration until at least March 24 before throwing their weight behind the legislation — and they'll only support it if there's no agreement in place with Tehran by then. (Associated Press)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., left, greets President Barack Obama upon his arrival on Air Force One, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., where the president was expected to speak to troops. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Chairman Robert menendez (D-N.J.), center, Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), right, speak with Secretary of State John Kerry, second from right, as he arrives to testify on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), right, listens as Chairman Robert menendez (D-N.J.), left, questions Secretary of State John Kerry as he testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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FILE - In this July 17, 2014, file photo,. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., gestures as she speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Menendez threatened Thursday, July 24, to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - This Jan. 31, 2010, file image released by Miami Dade College shows Dr. Salomon Melgen, posing for a photo at the book signing of "Growing American Roots", a book by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., at the college in Miami. Topping Medicare's list of highest paid physicians from it's claims database was Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, whose relationship with Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., made headlines last year after news broke that the lawmaker used the doctor's personal jet for trips to the Dominican Republic. Medicare paid Melgen $20.8 million. (AP Photo/Miami Dade College, Phil Roche, File)

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** FILE ** This Jan. 31, 2010, file image released by Miami Dade College shows Dr. Salomon Melgen, posing for a photo at the book signing of "Growing American Roots," a book by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., at the college in Miami. (AP Photo/Miami Dade College, Phil Roche, File)

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** FILE ** This Jan. 31, 2010, file image released by Miami Dade College shows Dr. Salomon Melgen, posing for a photo at the book signing of "Growing American Roots," a book by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., at the college in Miami. (AP Photo/Miami Dade College, Phil Roche, File)

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** FILE ** This Jan. 31, 2010, file image released by Miami Dade College shows Dr. Salomon Melgen, posing for a photo at the book signing of "Growing American Roots," a book by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., at the college in Miami. (AP Photo/Miami Dade College, Phil Roche, File)