U.S. House of Representatives

FILE -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Retiring Carolyn McCarthy Hopes To See Congress Pass Gun Control, Tax Cuts In Final Weeks

As Carolyn McCarthy gets set to retire from Congress, she has her wish list of legislation she would like to see passed this term.

12/04/2014

Rep. Gregory Meeks appears with 94-year-old Vincentia Becker at a news conference in Belle Harbor, Queens, on Nov. 24, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Proposal By Queens Congressman Targets FEMA Push For Sandy Repayments

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.

11/24/2014

FILE -- In this photo illustration, U.S. Treasury checks are piled at the U.S. Treasury printing facility in Philadelphia. (credit: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Seek To End Benefits To Suspected Nazi War Criminals

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.

10/23/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Steve Israel: U.S. Must Invest In Research For Early Ebola Detection

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.

10/16/2014

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is joined by survivors of campus sexual assult during a news conference about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assults on college and university campuses at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. With strong bipartisan support in the Senate, the bill would require schools to make public the result of anonymous surveys about campus assaults and impose significant financial burdens on universities that fail to comply with some of the law's requirements. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gillibrand In New Book: Male Colleagues Have Made Insensitive, Skeevy Remarks

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) dished some dirt in her new book, “Off the Sidelines.”

08/27/2014

Andrew Cuomo and Rep. Charles Rangel appear together in 2010. (Credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Endorses Rep. Charles Rangel In Congressional Primary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is officially in Rep. Charles Rangel’s corner in the longtime Harlem congressman’s bid for a 23rd term.

06/22/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: No Place In Congressional Race For Rangel’s ‘Dominican’ Comment

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.

06/09/2014

Candidates for the 13th congressional seat participate in a debate on April 10, 2014, in Harlem. (credit: CBS 2)

Charles Rangel, Challengers Square Off In First Congressional Debate

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.

04/10/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 1, 2014, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

On Capitol Hill, General Motors CEO Mary Barra Apologizes For Deadly Ignition Switch Flaws

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.

04/01/2014

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (credit: Nassau County Government)

Kevan Abrahams Jumps Into Race For Long Island U.S. House Seat

The 39-year-old Democrat is running for the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring.

03/09/2014

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

Former New York Congressman Otis Pike (credit: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress)

Otis Pike, Former NY Congressman, Dies

Pike served 18 years in Congress before deciding to retire in 1978. In the mid-1970s, he chaired the House Select Committee on Intelligence, which investigated questionable CIA activities.

01/20/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a news conference on Dec. 3, 2013, about a bill that would ban plastic guns. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Plastic-Gun Bill Has Dangerous Loophole

While the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday passed a new 10-year ban on firearms that that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, some Senate Democrats say that bill is flawed.

12/03/2013

Sen. Cory Booker embraces Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign following the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act on Nov. 7, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate OKs Gay Rights Bill Banning Discrimination

Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived.

11/07/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 15, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Leaders Try To Broker Budget Deal After House Effort Collapses

Senate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.

10/15/2013

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