From halfway around the world on Friday, President Barack Obama upped the ante in the fight for immigration reform.
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.
Incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney is facing a rematch against Nan Hayworth, the former congresswoman he unseated two years ago.
The bill is expected to be introduced in Congress next month after midterm elections.
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.
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.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said if they cannot get Congress to fund the Federal Highway Trust Fund, “We will be paralyzed.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) met with students, parents and teachers at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence on Monday.
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.
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.
Amtrak has big plans to improve service on the Northeast Corridor, but said Congress has to get on board first.