Kerry, along with the Joint Chiefs chairman and defense secretary, went in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make the case to hit Syria for its use of chemical weapons.
In a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows, Secretary of State John Kerry said the case for intervention in Syria’s 2 1/2-year civil war was strengthening each day and that he expected American lawmakers to recognize the need for action when the “credibility of the United States is on the line.”
U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to ask Congress for authorization for a strike on Syria.
The Obama administration is out to fix a major snafu with its signature accomplishment, Obamacare. The problem affects members of Congress and the people who work for them.
Subsidized Stafford loans, which account for roughly a quarter of all direct federal borrowing, went from 3.4 percent interest to 6.8 percent interest on Monday.
Three New York members of Congress on Saturday urged their fellow lawmakers to act before student loan interest rates double.
It may soon get more expensive to finance your college education. Congress has another battle coming to a head and if lawmakers don’t make a deal by Friday, interest rates will jump in millions of student loans.
The senator has petitioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of Management and Budget to boost its disaster reimbursement rate from 75 percent to 90 percent.
Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was joined by NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday afternoon to call on Congress to pass gun control measures including universal background checks.
Doctors, patients and researchers Sunday painted a grim picture of what the human cost will be if Washington lawmakers don’t avoid across-the-board budget cuts this coming Friday.
Just eight days remain before we could go over the next fiscal cliff in Washington, and CBS 2 has learned that in New York alone the job losses would be widespread, and painful.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) was trying to correct the record Tuesday, after Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” movie suggested that Connecticut was not entirely in favor of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who favors the assault weapons ban, expressed skepticism that it would be returned to law.
Congress has failed to pass a budget for the last several years but some senate Democrats, including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal, sense a change in the air.