Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel in Oyster Bay (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Gillibrand, Israel Introduce Bill To Restore Funding For Long Island Sound

Federal funding to preserve, protect and restore Long Island Sound expired in 2011.

04/13/2012

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Montauk Point Lighthouse To Be Designated A Landmark

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said the designation will make it easier to apply for federal aid and give the lighthouse top priority for funds for repairs, including concerns about erosion.

03/06/2012

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Shoe’s On Other Foot: Now Republicans Blaming Democrats For High Gas Prices

Some are blaming President Barack Obama for the sky-high gas prices, claiming he wants to help enforce the “use-less gas lifestyle” he wants Americans to adopt.

02/21/2012

Contraception debate on Capitol Hill

Female Senators Blast Contraception Hearing Featuring All Male Religious, Political Figures

There were protests on Capitol Hill on Friday from female lawmakers about the all-male panel of witnesses called to testify about what they believe is the Obama administration’s violation of religious freedom. The lawmakers said it’s a women’s rights issue.

02/17/2012

Wikipedia's front page shows a darkened logo on January 18, 2012. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Postpone Vote On Anti-Piracy Bills SOPA & PIPA

Yielding to strong opposition from the high tech community, Senate and House leaders said Friday they will put off further action on legislation to combat online piracy.

01/20/2012

Wikipedia's website goes dark to protest two proposed anti-piracy bills on Jan. 18, 2012 (credit: Wikipedia/CBSNewYork)

Manhattan Demonstrators Sound Off On Proposed Anti-Piracy Bills

Did you notice that big black box on Google’s homepage on Wednesday? And what happened to Wikipedia? They were part of an online protest that spilled into the streets of Manhattan.

01/18/2012

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Gillibrand Backs Bill To Battle Illegal Gun Sales

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Sunday that she’s backing a bill that aims to crack down on corrupt gun dealers and eliminate the flow of illegal guns into New York.

12/04/2011

Nadia Habib and her Mom Nazim (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Mom, Daughter Facing Deportation To Bangladesh Can Stay For Now

Supporters cheered as the lawyer for Nazim Habib and her 19-year-old daughter Nadia announced that an immigration judge would review their case.

09/29/2011

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN Security Council Meets To Discuss Palestinian Statehood, Lobbying Continues

The United Nations Security Council took the first steps in considering the Palestinian’s request for statehood, meeting behind closed doors on Monday on the controversial bid. The arm twisting has begun.

09/26/2011

Nadia Habib (right) and her mom (credit: handout)

Queens Mother & Daughter Hoping To Avoid Deportation To Bangladesh

Nadia Habib and her mom got a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 10 stating that they are being deported to Bangladesh next Thursday.

09/23/2011

Sen. Schumer Expresses Reservations About President Obama’s Tax Plan

President Barack Obama headed to New York on Monday afternoon, just hours after rolling out his controversial plan to raise taxes. The battle is on over how to cut America’s staggering deficit.

09/19/2011

A farm truck and snowmobile moved by the flood waters from the Tropical Storm Irene sits in the middle of a farmers corn field along Rt.30 Schoharie, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Cuomo Creates $15 Million Fund For NY Farms Damaged By Irene

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Irene caused significant damage to the state’s agriculture. He said there is already $45 million in damage to farms in the state.

09/03/2011

Items destroyed by Irene - Suffern, NY - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

After Irene, Homes Condemned In Rockland; Putnam Not Qualified For Disaster Aid

After Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on New York City’s northern suburbs, getting back to normal continues to be a struggle.

09/01/2011

Flooding along Albany Post Rd (Route 9A) in Buchanan, NY (credit: Facebook fan pic by Mark Angelides)

Northern Suburbs Continue To Clean Up After Hurricane Irene

From Westchester County to Dutchess County and beyond, New York City’s northern suburbs are still cleaning up from the torrential rains of Hurricane Irene.

08/29/2011

NYC police officer with radio (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Renews Push For Advanced Network For Emergency Communications

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will compel Congress to finally act on a bill devoting open radio spectrum to the nation’s first responders.

08/17/2011

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