Sen. Chris Murphy: Election Year Likely To Create More Gridlock On Capitol Hill In 2016"I acknowledge that the presidential race is going to dominate, and it will only get harder and harder to get things done next year," Murphy said.
Congressional Transportation Deal Could Save NY, NJ Mass Transit From Big Budget CutsAlthough new rail tunnels under the Hudson River are not specifically mentioned, the bill is favorable for the Gateway project, giving Amtrak the extra $10 billion over five years.
Paul Ryan Elected Speaker Of The HouseBefore the vote, John Boehner bade farewell to his colleagues after a quarter-century House career, including the last five as speaker.
Lowey Trying To Protect Summer Meal Funding For Families In NeedA spending bill making its way through the House calls for budget cuts to the National School Lunch Program as well as the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children pilot program.
Amtrak CEO Vows To Put Safety Technology Into Operation Following Deadly DerailmentAn emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation.
Congress Sends Homeland Security Bill To Obama Without ConditionsThe 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.
Sen. Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rep. Rangel Will NotCritics 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.
Congress Passes Temporary Homeland Security Funding Bill To Avoid ShutdownThe battle surrounding long term funding is actually over immigration reform.
U.S. House Passes 1-Week DHS Funding Bill Ahead Of Midnight DeadlineThe 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.
Retiring Carolyn McCarthy Hopes To See Congress Pass Gun Control, Tax Cuts In Final WeeksAs Carolyn McCarthy gets set to retire from Congress, she has her wish list of legislation she would like to see passed this term.
Proposal By Queens Congressman Targets FEMA Push For Sandy RepaymentsA 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.
Lawmakers Seek To End Benefits To Suspected Nazi War CriminalsA 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.

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