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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks to reporters about a federal budget bill on Dec. 17, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Congress Approves Budget Bill

The Senate approved legislation Wednesday that scales back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system.

12/18/2013

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Would Have Major Effect On New York

The countdown to a government shutdown is on, with the deadline just 25 hours away.

09/29/2013

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (credit: maloney.house.gov)

Rep. Maloney: Second Avenue Subway Project Must Be Completed On Time

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) on Monday gave the overall progress on the Second Avenue Subway project a B plus.

07/29/2013

Weill Cornell

Advocates: Federal ‘Sequester’ Cuts Would Hit Medical Research Hard

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.

02/24/2013

U.S. Capitol - Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Local Senate Democrats Confident In Reaching Budget Deal This Year

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.

01/22/2013