Rep. Peter King
President Barack Obama has issued a travel warning to the flying public: If the government goes over the latest fiscal cliff, expect major delays at airports, especially those in the busy Tri-State Area.
The final House vote was 241-180 — 192 Democrats were joined by 38 Republicans in approving the measure.
The House of Representatives and Senate approved a Hurricane Sandy relief bill on Friday. That means checks could soon be in the mail for tens of thousands of storm victims to repair their homes and businesses.
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.
Rep. Peter King said House Speaker John Boehner agreed to schedule a vote Friday on $9 billion for the national flood insurance program and another vote Jan. 15 for a remaining $51 billion in the package.
Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.
Tax doomsday is looming, but it’s still a political standoff in D.C., with one side seemingly waiting for the other to act. While the Senate is already in session, the House will not be back before Sunday.
Lawmakers said meaningful action in the wake of last week’s elementary school shooting must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the nation deals with individuals suffering from serious mental illness.
Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weeks long standoff with Republican senators who declared they would fight to defeat her nomination.
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are putting out a strong message to Congress: don’t leave for the holidays until you decide on aid for states battered by Superstorm Sandy.
It was the president’s first press conference in eight months and he clearly wanted to talk about the so-called “fiscal cliff,” but instead got hit with the sex scandal that drove his CIA director off the cliff and threatens to have another top general join him.
Long Island U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was wondering Sunday night why the scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus came to light so soon before he was set to testify about the 9/11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was in Bethpage on Tuesday, along with Rep. Peter King and Rep. Steve Israel to discuss the temporary housing options for those who lost their homes in the storm.
Just over 255,000 Long Islanders remained in the dark Monday, down from more than 935,000 immediately after the storm.