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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

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

CBS 2 Investigation: Untraceable 3D-Printed Guns Spark Major Fears

Three-dimensional printing is touted as the future – it has already been used to make jewelry, toys, and even medical devices.

05/06/2013

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

Schumer Announces Support For Measure To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal

The 3D technology allows the user to input a a digital blueprint that is then produced in three dimensions in hard molded plastic.

05/05/2013

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

L.I. Congressman Wants To Get Rid Of Waiting Period For Benefits For Terminally Ill Patients

Israel said under the current rules, many terminally ill patients will not receive the benefits before they die.

03/29/2013

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

L.I. Congressman Works To Fight Credit Report Errors

A Long Island congressman is calling on the federal government to make sure people’s credit reports are not marred by the activity of identity thieves.

02/23/2013

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