Senate Republicans Unveil Health Care Bill, Sparking Heated DebateThe plan will eliminate the individual mandate which forces people to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. It also removes taxes put in place under the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Schumer Calls For Special Heroin Enforcement Team To Tackle Addiction In New YorkSchumer asked the Drug Enforcement Agency to provide New York with one of four special heroin enforcement teams being formed to combat the problem.
Riders Joined By Bi-Partisan Group Of Lawmakers To Demand Changes From MTA, AmtrakA third rail problem was resolved at Penn Station, but the nightmare for commuters was far from over.
Local Officials React To US Missile Strike On SyriaPresident Donald Trump ordered the strike Thursday in response to this week's deadly chemical weapons attack the Syrian government carried out against civilians.
Series Of Small Plane Crashes Prompt Schumer To Arrange Safety SeminarAfter a string of small plane crashes in the New York area, the NTSB is hosting a small plane safety seminar -- the first on Long Island.
Trump, Schumer Wage Twitter War Over Calls For Sessions' ResignationPresident Donald Trump blames Democrats for forcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Investigations Into Russian Involvement In 2016 ElectionSessions faced mounting calls to recuse himself or to resign following allegations that he was in contact with Russia's ambassador to the United States during the 2016 campaign, which he called "totally false."
U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump's Immigration Order NationwideU.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled against government lawyers' claims that the states did not have the standing to challenge Trump's order and said they showed their case was likely to succeed.
Trump Signs Executive Order Suspending Refugee ProgramPresident Donald Trump signed an executive action Friday night, suspending the nation's refugee program and temporarily banning those coming from countries with terrorism concerns.
Schumer Says He Will Oppose Sessions As Attorney General NomineeNew York Sen. Chuck Schumer says in a statement that although the Alabama senator is a colleague and friend, Schumer has no confidence that Sessions has the ability to defend the rights of all Americans.
House GOP Drops Plan To Gut Ethics Office After Widespread CriticismIn a reversal, the House GOP decided on Tuesday to strip the provision from a package of rule changes that lawmakers will vote on later in the day.
Top GOP Leader: Senate To Probe Reports Of Russia HackingMajority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that an inquiry would be conducted by the Senate intelligence panel.

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