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The 9/11 health bill has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but remains stalled in the U.S. Senate.
Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation late Thursday to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims of the worst recession in 80 years.
Many people thought Democrats were just playing possum when they said they wouldn’t vote for the tax cut. One local senator said those people are sorely mistaken.
Censured U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel returned to his home turf in the city’s Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, saying he still loves Congress.
One of Congress’ most likable veterans, Rep. Charles Rangel, would become the 23rd House member in the nation’s history to be censured if the House goes along with a recommendation of its ethics committee.
New York congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy introduced the resolution in tribute to Sheppard’s lifetime achievement.
Monday is deadline day for thousands of ground zero first responders — who must decide whether to sign on to a settlement deal with the New York City.
Republicans have independents to thank for many of their wins. In 2008, President Obama won 52-percent of the independent vote. That has flipped.
Republicans racked up dozens of victories. As of Wednesday morning they gained six seats in the Senate and 58 seats in the House, more than enough to give the GOP control of the lower house.
Americans headed to the polls Tuesday, bringing an end to a long and bitter midterm battle. If the Republicans assume control in Congress expect an attempt at big changes.
The anti-establishment, pro-Republican wave sweeping the country could unseat as many as eight House Democrats on Tuesday in reliably blue state New York.
The House has approved a bill to give up to $7.4 billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 attacks.
A decision had been expected this week, but House Democratic leaders shortened their legislative schedule to give lawmakers more time at home to campaign.
The House was on the verge of passing legislation that would guarantee permanent treatment and compensation for thousands of 9/11 first responders.
Embattled Congressman Charles Rangel reportedly signed a deal to end his messy ethics probe, but House Republicans would not go along with it.
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