House Speaker John Boehner
There has been heated disagreement among some New York congressmen over whether to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address in Washington next month.
The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland has now spread to 14 states and health officials in our area are doing all they can to keep the virus contained.
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is expected to resign from Congress, according to multiple reports Monday night.
House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is “damaging the presidency itself” with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen.
Contentious hearings on lost Internal Revenue Service emails got back underway in Washington on Tuesday. There was plenty of heated back and forth.
What the nation saw earlier in the day was either genuine contrition or a carefully choreographed act to dig out from under a burgeoning scandal. Either way, Chris Christie is in search of an E-ZPass to put the bridge-gate scandal to bed.
The White House’s budget office has notified federal agencies that the government is shutting down Tuesday, after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a temporary spending plan.
The stage is set for a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed, including many in the Tri-State Area, and services cut unless a last-minute deal is struck.
Pundits say if House Republicans shut down government public anger could affect local elections in New York City and also Nassau County, where Republican County Executive Ed Mangano is in a tough rematch with Tom Suozzi.
They just couldn’t get anything done. A high-stakes meeting at the White House to avoid the next fiscal cliff at midnight ended with no deal, but instead another round of the blame game.
There was more squabbling in Washington on Thursday as the nation prepared to go over the latest fiscal cliff — $85 billion in budget cuts.
On Friday, Congress will finally vote on the first bit of aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy. That won’t be soon enough for thousands of people, including a Staten Island man who is left out in the cold.
Just 24 hours after he was reviled by his colleagues in Congress for delaying a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief, John Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House on Thursday.
The debate over federal aid for Superstorm Sandy has infuriated many elected officials, but it is more than a war of words for those still struggling in the aftermath of the devastating storm.
The clock is ticking in Washington. Lawmakers are running out of time to avert the “fiscal cliff.”