(New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images))

New Jersey Sen. Menendez is engaged

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez popped the question to his girlfriend yesterday, a Menendez spokesman confirmed to NBC News.

Menendez, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, proposed to Alicia Mucci in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday afternoon.

Several news outlets are reporting that Menendez celebrated his engagement at the White House Congressional Ball, hosted by Vice Presdient Joe Biden while President  Barack Obama attended Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa.

Details about Menendez’s fiancee are few and far between. According to The Star-Ledger, Mucci is a realtor who lives in Paramus, N.J. This will be the second walk down the aisle for the 59-year-old Democrat.

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Fellow Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., tweeted a congratulations to the happy couple earlier today.

Menendez also took to Twitter, thanking family and friends for their well wishes.

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