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Rep. Steve Israel

Rep. Steve Israel announces the Household Cleaning Products Right To Know Act, April 11, 2014. (credit: Twitter/Rep. Steve Israel)

L.I. Congressman Wants Ingredient List On Household Cleaning Supplies

Rep. Steve Israel discussed his Household Cleaning Products Right To Know Act Friday from Port Washington.

04/11/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Fights To Get Boy In Ukraine Reunited With Mom In Queens: ‘Just Resolve It’

The boy hasn’t be able to get the necessary travel documents to be reunited with his mom and remains in Ukraine amid growing unrest.

03/20/2014

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) with the McKee family of Hicksville, LI, discussing efforts to reform the tax code, March 19, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel Calls For Reforms To Tax Code Based On Cost Of Living

A report completed by centrist think tank Third Way compared Hicksville, Akron, Ohio and McAllen, Texas and showed how overtaxed the Long Islanders are due to the higher cost of living.

03/19/2014

These artifacts were seized by the U.S. in the headquarters of Saddam Hussein's police Iraq a decade ago. (Photo: CBS 2)

Long Island Jews Unite To Keep Artifacts Seized From Saddam Hussein’s Police

Thousands of Jewish artifacts found in Iraq a decade ago have been restored and are now on public display — but not for long.

03/17/2014

Dispatcher (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LI Lawmakers Seek To Make Radio Frequency Jamming A Criminal Offense

Democratic Rep. Steve Israel and Republican Rep. Peter King said they will introduce the bill, titled the Emergency Responder Radio Communications Protection Act, in Congress this week.

03/10/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Workers Delay Possible Strike, Fresh Negotiations Coming

The March 21 strike threat is on hold until July 20 as union members and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority agree to more talks with a federal arbitrator in Washington.

02/21/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Steve Israel Drives Bill To Create Safer Roads For Pedestrians, Byclists

The Long Island Democrat’s bill would require bicycle and pedestrian lanes be factored in when building roadways.

02/18/2014

Bus stop at Douglaston Parkway and 65th Avenue in Douglaston, Queens. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Officials Call For Increased Bus Service To Douglaston

Officials said four out of the five bus routes currently servicing Douglaston have seen increased ridership in the past two years.

01/27/2014

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Rep. McCarthy Announces Plan To Retire From Congress At End Of Term

McCarthy, a lifelong resident of Mineola, was first elected to Congress in 1996. She has been a staunch gun control advocate since her husband was killed and her son was seriously wounded in the Dec. 7, 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre.

01/08/2014

Rep. Steve Israel holds a roasted turkey as he urges the FDA to expedite its study into an arsenic-based drug given to the birds, Nov. 27, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Calls On FDA To Expedite Study Into Potentially Carcinogenic Turkey Drug

An arsenic-based drug called nitarson is given to turkeys to prevent a disease in the birds and the FDA is looking into whether to drug elevates the arsenic level in the mean beyond what would occur naturally.

11/27/2013

Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Calls On Colleagues To Extend LIRR Commuter Benefits

LIRR riders can receive a pre-tax benefit of $245 each month through most employers, but that benefit is set to expire at the end of the year.

09/04/2013

Rep. Steve Israel (file/photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Congressman: Toughen Laws To Punish Baby-Monitor Hackers

A Long Island lawmaker wants to strengthen laws to ensure such cybercriminals who hack into baby monitors are punished.

08/28/2013

Rep. Steve Israel announces bill to make co-op and condo owners eligible for FEMA aid, July 29, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Wants FEMA To End ‘Discrimination’ Against Condo, Co-Op Owners

Condos and co-ops are designated as businesses the way the law is currently written. That prevents those homeowners from receiving federal disaster aid offered to other homeowners.

07/29/2013

Bhoomika Kochhar Jatia (credit: Facebook/Remembering Bhoomika Kochhar)

L.I. Congressman Threatens To Withhold Aid To Nepal Over Syosset Native’s Death

Her family said they suspect foul play in Bhoomika Kochhar’s June 15 death, but authorities in Nepal have labeled it a suicide. Rep. Steve Israel has demanded the government there cooperate in a full investigation.

07/22/2013

A sign preventing swimming at Crescent Beach (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Rep. Steve Israel Calls On EPA To Raise Water Quality Standards At Beaches

Rep. Steve Israel held a press conference Friday at Crescent Beach in Glen Cove to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to heighten its standards for water quality.

07/12/2013

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