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The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
Critics have charged that House Speaker John Boehner ignored protocol by inviting Netanyahu without first consulting the president and that the speech opens the Capitol up to Israeli politics.
The battle surrounding long term funding is actually over immigration reform.
The U.S. House of Representatives late Friday passed a bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security by one week — just two hours before a midnight deadline.
As Carolyn McCarthy gets set to retire from Congress, she has her wish list of legislation she would like to see passed this term.
A proposal by a Queens congressman would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to back off in its pursuit to recoup aid mistakenly paid out to Superstorm Sandy victims.
A bill crafted by Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania will be offered in mid-November, when Congress returns to session following the midterm elections.
The Democratic congressman said the federal government has neglected in recent years the kind of research that could help stop the spread of Ebola in the United States.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) dished some dirt in her new book, “Off the Sidelines.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is officially in Rep. Charles Rangel’s corner in the longtime Harlem congressman’s bid for a 23rd term.
Mayor Bill de Blasio chimed in Monday about a controversial remark made by Rep. Charles Rangel during a congressional debate, telling the candidates to stick to the issues.
Two candidates looking to replace Rep. Charles Rangel in Congress wasted no time in using his long career and an ethics scandal against him in the first Democratic primary debate for the 13th Congressional District.
The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers.
The 39-year-old Democrat is running for the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring.
The Long Island Democrat’s bill would require bicycle and pedestrian lanes be factored in when building roadways.