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.
The group is headed to D.C. in an attempt to convince members of Congress that it’s time for stronger gun legislation in the United States.
The Republican was joined by dozens of supporters, including Rep. Peter King, as he announced his candidacy Thursday in Valley Stream.
Holt, 65, ran for the U.S. Senate last year to fill the seat left vacant by Sen. Frank Lautenberg but lost in the primary to Cory Booker.
The 56-year-old is leaving the Capitol on Feb. 18. He intends to join a law firm with offices in Washington. He says the job just opened and he “had to make a decision this weekend.”
Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.
De Blasio also described President Barack Obama as a champion of the nation’s cities.
The freshman congressman will be the second member of Congress married to a same-sex partner. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., is also married. Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., became the first sitting member of Congress to marry his partner in 2012.
McCarthy, a lifelong resident of Mineola, was first elected to Congress in 1996. She has been a staunch gun control advocate since her husband was killed and her son was seriously wounded in the Dec. 7, 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre.
When the benefit ended Dec. 31, the amount commuters can set aside to pay for their public transit costs before taxes decreased from $245 a month to $130.