Bratton, NY Lawmakers Pressure Congress To Permanently Renew Zadroga ActPolice Commissioner Bill Bratton pushed Congress on Thursday to keep dollars flowing to a health program for first responders and others who got sick working in the rubble of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Gillibrand Bill Would Create New FEMA OversightGillibrand's proposal would streamline the insurance review process and improve communication.
Rep. Peter King: Evidence Points To Terrorist Attack On Russian PlaneThe crash of a Russian passenger plane last month was a hot topic of discussion for some New York lawmakers Sunday.
Gillibrand Introduces Flood Insurance Reform BillGillibrand said many New Yorkers whose homes were damaged or destroyed during Superstorm Sandy three years ago faced a burdensome and fraud-ridden claims process.
Sen. Gillibrand Calls For Permanent Extension Of Zadroga Act Benefiting 9/11 First Responders"Our first responders answered the call of duty when our nation was under attack, and deserve to be treated by Congress as the veterans they really are," Gillibrand said.
Gillibrand Bill Would Prevent Anti-LGBT Adoption BiasNew York is one of seven states that explicitly ban discrimination in adoption based on sexual orientation.
Senators Push Bill To End Federal Ban In States With Approved Medical MarijuanaTwo local U.S. senators introduced a bill on Sunday that would end a federal ban in states where medical marijuana has been made legal.
Netanyahu In Speech To Congress: Iran Nuclear Deal 'Paves Path To Bomb'Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, but warned of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival.
FEMA Exec Says He Has Seen Evidence Of Insurance Fraud After SandyThe executive in charge of FEMA's insurance program has admitted that homeowners may have been cheated out of millions in insurance money.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Expand Online Voter Registration AccessThe New York Democrat will announcing legislation Sunday that would force the 23 states that don't have an online registration system to establish one.
Sen. Gillibrand Urges Congress To Pass Paid Family Leave Legislation Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined parents and business owners outside of her Manhattan office on Sunday, and urged Congress to pass federal legislation that would create paid maternity leave.
Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By FridayThe $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.