Rep Charles Rangel
Three New York members of Congress on Saturday urged their fellow lawmakers to act before student loan interest rates double.
Before the House Ways and Means Committee began its hearing, they made the former acting Internal Revenue Service chief Steven Miller take an oath to swear to tell the truth.
There might be some relief coming for superstorm Sandy victims who are facing skyrocketing flood insurance rates.
The Harlem congressman added that he think many members of Congress don’t fully understand the consequences of war.
Spokesman George Arzt said Koch died at 2 a.m. at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital of congestive heart failure. The funeral will be Monday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.
“How’m I doin’?” That was the refrain of Edward Irving Koch, who we knew simply as Ed Koch.
Adriano Espaillat announced his intention to run for re-election on Wednesday. He had conceded in his race with Rangel on Monday, after the city Board of Elections conducted a ballot count.
The New York City Board of Elections concluded its two-day count of absentee and affidavit ballots with Rangel 989 votes ahead of state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.
A tally released by the New York City Board of Elections over the weekend showed Rangel with a lead of 802 votes and about 2,000 absentee or other ballots still to be counted.
A Manhattan judge will hear claims that votes were tallied improperly in Tuesday’s Democratic primary pitting Rep. Charles Rangel against state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in the race for the newly-formed 13th Congressional District.
Rangel’s frontrunner status is at stake three days after the primary, with his lead having steadily gone down as outstanding ballots have been counted. The latest figures showed him ahead by only 44 percent to Espaillat’s 41 percent.
New York Rep. Charles Rangel’s margin of victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary has narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, but his campaign expressed confidence that he would still win.
Primary night featured a number of intriguing races in New York and ended with some new faces entering the political fold and other veterans declaring they still have what it takes to do the job.
Earlier in the day, Rangel said he’s still the man for the job despite being censured by the House for ethics violations.
There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.