Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Jim Pfail's Inauguration Tickets (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

120 Win Inauguration Tickets From Rep. Maloney’s Office

More than 6,000 people entered a lottery for tickets to President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony in Washington Monday at the office of U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), and there were 120 winners.

01/19/2013

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

House Approves $50.7 Billion In Hurricane Sandy Relief

The final House vote was 241-180 — 192 Democrats were joined by 38 Republicans in approving the measure.

01/15/2013

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

Rep. Maloney: Small Businesses ‘Desperately Need Help’ In Sandy Recovery

More than six weeks after the storm, some businesses that rely on the holiday season to boost revenues said this will not be a very merry Christmas for them.

12/11/2012

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Congressional Gridlock Could Leave 9/11 Responders Hurting Again

If Congress fails to reach a budget deal, automatic across the board cuts in January would slash $38 million from the Zadroga Act, which helps care for sick 9/11 responders.

10/15/2012

Aerial Rendering of New Cornell University-Technion Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island (credit: Handout)

Officials Announce Plan To Speed Innovation And Business Development At Cornell’s Graduate Tech Program

At a news conference, government leaders and representatives from the Ivy League university announced plans to have a patent officer stationed at CornellNYC Tech’s graduate school campus to help students and others more easily capitalize on their ideas.

10/02/2012

Firefighters arrive at the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Favor Expanding 9/11 Health Compensation Program To Include 50 Cancers

People with any of the cancers on the list could qualify for treatments and payments as long as they and their doctors make a plausible case that the disease might be connected to the caustic dust.

06/08/2012

The old St. Nicholas Church - New York, NY (file / credit: Grisha Ressatar)

Rebuilding Of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Moves Forward

The effort to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, destroyed on 9/11, is moving ahead.

04/25/2012

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Shoe’s On Other Foot: Now Republicans Blaming Democrats For High Gas Prices

Some are blaming President Barack Obama for the sky-high gas prices, claiming he wants to help enforce the “use-less gas lifestyle” he wants Americans to adopt.

02/21/2012

2nd Avenue Subway Tunnel (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Congressmen Rip House Transportation Bill

The Federal Transportation bill would change how mass transit is funded by the government, taking away gas tax revenue and instead make a one-time deposit into a mass transit trust fund.

02/06/2012

Indonesian families in New York and New Jersey are fighting to avoid deportation. (credit: Facebook.com)

Indonesian Christians Make City Hall Plea To Avoid Deportation

Speaking at City Hall in New York City, a group of Indonesian Christians and their supporters called for passing H.R. 3590, which would allow them to reapply claims for asylum.

12/13/2011

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Other States’ Givebacks Could Mean More Money For NY High-Speed Rail

Due to the economy, a number of states have been sending back their federal funds for a high-speed rail, not wanting to match those funds with state money.

11/09/2011

A helicopter that crashed into the East River in New York is raised from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Lawmakers Call For Ban Of All Tourist Chopper Flights Over NYC River Corridors

Is it safe to have such a high volume of helicopter traffic over our city? That’s what many New York politicians want to know.

10/05/2011

Firefighters arrive at the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Push Continues For Cancer Coverage Under 9/11 Health Bill

Federal lawmakers are calling on the administrator of the national Sept. 11 health program to consider adding cancer to a list of diseases that qualify for assistance.

09/07/2011

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Cancer-Stricken 9/11 Responders Will Not Benefit From Zadroga Act

The federal government is now saying that cancer-striken Ground Zero 9/11 responders will not benefit from the Zadroga Act.

07/26/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius at a ribbon cutting event at the Mount Sinai Medical Center to celebrate the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act taking effect. (credit: Kristen Artz/Flickr)

Zadroga Act Goes Into Effect As 9/11 Health Clinics Open For Business

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius cut the ribbon at the Mount Sinai Medical Center to celebrate the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act taking effect.

07/01/2011

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