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Congressman Steve Israel

US soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base near Alkozai village following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue US soldier in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. (credit: Jangir/AFP/Getty Images)

Nassau, Suffolk Counties Make Pledge To Recruit, Hire Veterans

Sixteen companies, along with both Nassau and Suffolk counties, have made a pledge to train, recruit and hire veterans for jobs, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

07/22/2014

Boys await medical appointments in a holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona.  Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

LI Officials: Feds Drop Plans To House Unaccompanied Children At Former Grumman Site In Bethpage

Congressmen Steve Israel and Peter King and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano were notified Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services is no longer considering the former Grumman warehouse, which is near a Superfund site.

06/27/2014

Boys await medical appointments in a holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona.  Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

NY Officials Oppose Housing Unaccompanied Children At Bethpage Site

The federal government is looking at a former defense plant site in Bethpage to possibly house thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America.

06/26/2014

Elias Slubski, Esther Slubski, and Congressman Steve Israel (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel: Feds To Let Filipino Woman Into U.S. To Donate Kidney To L.I. Woman

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has granted humanitarian parole to Caroline Dela Cruz of the Philippines who will donate a kidney to her friend, 75-year-old Esther Slubski of Old Bethpage.

11/18/2013

Elias Slubski, Esther Slubski, and Congressman Steve Israel (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Congressman Urges Feds To Allow Potential Kidney Donor Into U.S.

Congressman Steve Israel is calling on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to grant humanitarian parole to Caroline Dela Cruz of the Philippines who has offered to donate a kidney to her friend, 75-year-old Esther Slubski of Old Bethpage.

10/24/2013

Dania and Nick Mavros (credit: Eleni Giannousis)

Congressman Steve Israel Fights To End Russian Ban On Adoptions

Israel is proposing to cut U.S. aid to Russia if babies being adopted by American couples aren’t let out of the country.

01/29/2013

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel in Oyster Bay (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Gillibrand, Israel Introduce Bill To Restore Funding For Long Island Sound

Federal funding to preserve, protect and restore Long Island Sound expired in 2011.

04/13/2012

Congressman Steve Israel with Chris and Mary Madonna of Smithtown  (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Steve Israel Calls for New Action to Stop Tax Identity Theft

Tax time appears to be the new season for scammers.

02/10/2012

Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel with Josephine Rachiele, 87, Lindenhurst, an original Rosie the Riveter, at American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale (Photo/Mona Rivera)

American Airpower Museum In Farmingdale Saved From Demolition

An important part of World War II history on Long Island has been saved from the wrecking ball.

03/21/2011

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) (L) and Congressional Joint Economic Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) announce legislation that would use the tax code to punish executives who receive large bonuses after being bailed out by the federal government during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 17, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

LI Congressman Holds First Event After Tucson Shooting

A Long Island representative held the first “Congress on Your Corner” event since the tragic shootings in Tuscon that left an Arizona congresswoman fighting for her life.

01/15/2011