Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
The measure has passed with bipartisan support twice in the senate, most recently last week.
Bagpipes played Monday as the casket of late former Mayor Ed Koch was carried out of Temple Emanu-El on the shoulders of NYPD pall-bearers and and was followed by mourners both connected and common.
The funding being sought by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would help improve energy efficiency in the homes of needy families.
Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have appealed to the Obama administration to prevent illegal guns from being brought to New York and make it far more difficult for the mentally handicapped and criminals to obtain firearms, while protecting law-abiding gun owners.
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.
Along the Brooklyn waterfront, piles of debris lay strewn about from homes soaked with sea water and sand during Superstorm Sandy.
Crews are quickly working to get rail networks back on track following the devastating toll Superstorm Sandy took on New York City Transit and parts of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad.
New Yorkers continue to face obstacles as they try to return to pre-Sandy routines three days after the superstorm slammed the city.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and city council speaker Christine Quinn were among the politicians who met with community leaders at Gay Men’s Health Crisis headquarters Sunday afternoon to talk about an LGBT equality measure.
If Congress fails to reach a budget deal, automatic across the board cuts in January would slash $38 million from the Zadroga Act, which helps care for sick 9/11 responders.
The National Employment Law Project praises the proposal, saying that it would trigger a rise in the minimum wage for 1 million New Yorkers. The efforts come as the number of Americans in poverty are rising and wages are mostly stagnant.
In April, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposed a bill authorizing authorities to remove Canada geese from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in June and July when the birds are molting and cannot fly.
People with any of the cancers on the list could qualify for treatments and payments as long as they and their doctors make a plausible case that the disease might be connected to the caustic dust.
Nearly one year after New York became the sixth state in the U.S. to legally recognize same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality.
The bill would authorize authorities to remove Canada geese from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in June and July when the birds are molting and cannot fly.