Renewal Of Zadroga Act Included In Year-End Tax And Spending BillThere's new hope that the law providing health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 attacks will continue.
NJ TRANSIT Threatens Rail Shutdown As Positive Train Control Deadline NearsStopping NJ TRANSIT would be paralyzing for thousands of commuters.
Bill Providing Medical Help For 9/11 Responders Set To Expire At MidnightFederal officials responsible for administering the program warn that by February the program will start to face challenges
Pope Delivers Historic Address To Congress, Urges Lawmakers To Embrace MigrantsGreeted by a roar of welcome from U.S. lawmakers, Pope Francis walked with an ear-to-ear smile into the Capitol's House chamber Thursday for the first-ever address by a pontiff to a joint meeting of Congress.
Watch & Read Pope Francis Address CongressPope Francis summoned U.S. lawmakers Thursday to defend and preserve the dignity of all Americans as he became the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of Congress.
House Committee Considers Federal Funding Proposal For 9/11 Memorial PlazaAn estimated 21 million people have visited it for free since its 2011 opening.
Sen. Schumer Announces Winners Of 100 Pairs Of Pope TicketsSen. Charles Schumer has announced the winners of his statewide lottery for 100 pairs of tickets to be part of the papal audience on the West Lawn of the Capitol following Pope Francis' address to Congress on Sept. 24.
Fight For Zadroga Bill Extension ContinuesThe law is expiring next fall and lobbying to extend it is underway.
Lawmakers Fight Back Against FEMA's Request For Sandy Victims To Pay Back FundsReps. Rice and Meeks are sponsoring legislation to allow FEMA to forgive debts owed by storm victims
Former Staten Island DA Dan Donovan Sworn In As CongressmanDan Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney involved in the Eric Garner chokehold case, was sworn in Tuesday as the House's newest member.
9/11 First Responders Demand Permanent Funding For Zadroga 9/11 ActAs the Zadroga 9/11 Act approaches expiration, many are demanding Congress instate permanent funding.
Wrongful Conviction Overturned, Long Island’s Marty Tankleff Ponders Congressional BidAfter serving half of his young life behind bars, Long Island's Marty Tankleff is seriously considering running for congress.