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Rep. Steve Israel

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Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steve Israel: Feds Should Consider Missile-Protection Systems For Commercial Planes

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to study whether U.S. passenger jets should be equipped with devices that would protect them against missiles.

07/27/2014

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Rep. Steve Israel: Remove Social Security Numbers From Medicare Cards To Curb ID Theft

“On the one hand the federal government says ‘protect your Social Security number.’ On the other hand, it advertises your Social Security number on 50 million Medicare cards in the United States,” Israel said.

06/04/2014

A boat that capsized, killing three children, is seen being lifted from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Congressman Pushes For Boater Safety Law

Rep. Steve Israel is pushing legislation to require all manufacturers display the maximum amount of people allowed on boats that are 45-feet-long or shorter.

04/25/2014

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

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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

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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

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