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Staten Island District Attorney and Congressman-elect Dan Donovan (Credit: CBS2)

Former Staten Island DA Dan Donovan Sworn In As Congressman

Dan Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney involved in the Eric Garner chokehold case, was sworn in Tuesday as the House’s newest member.

05/12/2015

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 First Responders Demand Permanent Funding For Zadroga 9/11 Act

As the Zadroga 9/11 Act approaches expiration, many are demanding Congress instate permanent funding.

05/06/2015

Marty Tankleff (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Wrongful Conviction Overturned, Long Island’s Marty Tankleff Ponders Congressional Bid

After serving half of his young life behind bars, Long Island’s Marty Tankleff is seriously considering running for congress.

04/21/2015

Marty Tankleff (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Marty Tankleff, Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Spent 17 Years In Prison, Mulls Run For Congress

A Long Island man who spent 17 years in prison before a court ruled he was innocent in his parents’ murder is exploring possibly running for Congress.

04/20/2015

De Blasio, Schumer ride subway on National Stand Up For Transportation Day

De Blasio, Schumer Ride Subway, Urge Investment In Transportation Trust Fund

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer are calling for increased federal transportation funding.

04/09/2015

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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

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