Congress

The showdown over immigration reform in Washington D.C. has the attention of 5 million undocumented immigrants in New York City. (Photo: CBS 2)

500,000 Undocumented Immigrants In NYC Hanging On Obama’s Determination

From halfway around the world on Friday, President Barack Obama upped the ante in the fight for immigration reform.

11/14/2014

Cars drive in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane (R), also called the diamond or commuter lane. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

City Councilman Calls On Congress To Let Disabled Vets Use HOV Lanes

City Councilman Vincent Gentile said he believes allowing disabled veterans access to HOV lanes is a nice way for New York City to show its appreciation to those who have sacrificed for the country.

11/10/2014

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican challenger Nan Hayworth (credit: Getty Images)

Sean Patrick Maloney, Nan Hayworth Square Off In Rematch For Congressional Seat In Hudson Valley

Incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney is facing a rematch against Nan Hayworth, the former congresswoman he unseated two years ago.

10/27/2014

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Rep. Maloney: Stop Social Security Benefits For Nazi Collaborators

The bill is expected to be introduced in Congress next month after midterm elections.

10/26/2014

MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast meets with members of the New York Congressional delegation on July 9, 2014 about a potential Long Island Rail Road strike. (credit: MTA/Twitter)

Congress Will Not Intervene In Contract Dispute To Prevent LIRR Strike

Lawmakers said they have no plans to get involved with the contract dispute and urged the MTA and the unions to return to the bargaining table.

07/09/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney discusses a new initiative aimed at keeping kids out of tanning beds. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Rep. Maloney Launches Initiative To Keep Minors Out Of Tanning Beds

On Saturday, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney joined health officials in announcing a new initiative that would establish a nationwide ban on the use of tanning beds by those who are less than 18-years-old.

06/28/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls On Congress To Approve Funding For Federal Highway Trust Fund

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said if they cannot get Congress to fund the Federal Highway Trust Fund, “We will be paralyzed.”

06/27/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

United States Postal Service vehicle (file / credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Door-To-Door Mail Delivery Could Soon Be Replaced By ‘Cluster Boxes’

Door-to-door mail delivery could become a thing of the past. A U.S. House committee approved a bill that would change delivery to “cluster box” pick-ups.

05/21/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Urges Congress To Pass Paid Family Leave Legislation

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined parents and business owners outside of her Manhattan office on Sunday, and urged Congress to pass federal legislation that would create paid maternity leave.

05/18/2014

Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from Chopper 880 on May 13, 2014. (Photo by Tom Kaminski, WCBS Newsradio 880)

Obama Announces Infrastructure Plan During Tappan Zee Bridge Speech

President Barack Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday as he announced a series of measures aimed at improving the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

05/14/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Rep. Cantor Visits Bronx Charter School As Debate Over Public Schools Continues

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) met with students, parents and teachers at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence on Monday.

05/12/2014

bulletproof vest (Credit: Clipart)

Sen. Schumer Backs Bulletproof Vests Legislation

Schumer told reporters on Wednesday that he’s in support of a bill that would increase funding for a federal grant program that reimburses local departments for the cost of the vests.

05/07/2014

Tollbooth (file/credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmaker Wants To Impose Tolls On Interstates To Raise Infrastructure Revenues

The U.S. Department of Transportation secretary has said federal funds are nearly tapped out. Rep. Tony Guerrera said the gas tax alone is no longer enough to fund road repairs as car become more fuel efficient.

05/06/2014

People board an Amtrak train at Penn Station (file/credit: Getty Images)

Amtrak Seeks To Reinvest Northeast Corridor Revenues Into Rail Line In New Budget

Amtrak has big plans to improve service on the Northeast Corridor, but said Congress has to get on board first.

03/19/2014

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