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Bob Menendez Proposes To Girlfriend In Capitol Rotunda

US Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ, speaks as he introduces Defense Department general counsel Jeh Johnson to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for Johnson's nomination to be Homeland Security secretary in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on November 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ, speaks as he introduces Defense Department general counsel Jeh Johnson to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for Johnson's nomination to be Homeland Security secretary in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on November 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) proposed to his girlfriend in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Politico's Mike Allen reported Tuesday.

The lawmaker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations committee, told his colleagues of his engagement to Alicia Mucci during the White House congressional ball.

His office confirmed the news to USA Today.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted words of congratulations to the couple:

Menendez also took to Twitter to thank family and friends:

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