Rep. Steve Israel

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

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona (file / credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Demands Only American Products Be Sold At National Parks

Long Island U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that it is ridiculous that most of the products sold in our national parks are made in other countries and has proposed legislation to do something about it.

07/03/2013

Rep. Steve Israel announces measure to restore veterans' rights to those dishonorably discharged for being gay. (credit: twitter.com/RepSteveIsrael)

Rep. Israel Wants To Restore Veterans Benefits To LGBT Members Dishonorably Discharged

The Long Island lawmaker is working to correct what he called unfair discharge papers for gay and lesbian veterans.

06/09/2013

Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Gay Pride Parades Stepping Off On Long Island, In Brooklyn

With Pride Month in full swing, two gay and lesbian pride parades were to be held in the Tri-State Area on Saturday.

06/08/2013

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

Rep. Israel: Repeal Dishonorable Discharges For Gay Veterans

Before the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, some servicemembers were subjected to dishonorable discharges because they were gay. Long Island U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) wants to change that.

06/08/2013

Susan and Edward Young with Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel: Generic Drug Supply Needs Better Oversight

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) of Long Island thinks the recent Ranbaxy case shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be asleep at the wheel.

05/28/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Website Removes Instructions For Making Untraceable, 3D-Printed Plastic Gun

The gun was unveiled this week by Cody Wilson, a 25-year-old law school student in Texas, who was dubbed one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world.

05/10/2013

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