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Vote Coming On Bill To Fund Safety Upgrades For Rail Crossings After Metro-North Wreck

Congress could vote as soon as Tuesday on a bill that would provide billions of dollars to make railroad crossings safer.

03/02/2015

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Mayor De Blasio, NY Officials Blast House GOP Over DHS Funding

The mayor described Republicans’ tinkering with Homeland Security funding as inappropriate, unfair and dangerous.

03/02/2015

New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile. (Credit: City Council)

Councilman Vincent Gentile To Run On Democrats’ Side For Rep. Grimm’s Old Seat

Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd) will be the Democratic candidate in the race for the vacant congressional seat that had been occupied by Michael Grimm.

02/27/2015

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 29, 2014    (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Iran Speech In March Has Some New York Congressmen Seeing Red

There has been heated disagreement among some New York congressmen over whether to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address in Washington next month.

02/11/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) (file/credit: holt.house.gov)

Rep. Rush Holt Retiring From House After Eight Terms

Politics might not be rocket science, but a central New Jersey Democratic congressman who is a rocket scientist is retiring from the House after eight terms.

12/31/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm declares victory on Tuesday, Nov. 4. (Credit: CBS 2)

Rep. Michael Grimm Announces He Will Resign After Guilty Plea

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is expected to resign from Congress, according to multiple reports Monday night.

12/29/2014

Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Senators To NFL: Drop The ‘Blackout Rule’ Or We Might

The Federal Communications Commission voted this fall to stop enforcing the NFL’s blackout policy, but the action did not end blackouts, which are written into the NFL’s private contracts with broadcast and cable companies.

12/04/2014

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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