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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.
Schumer: Feds Need Plan To Assess Radicals On Social MediaThe New York Democrat formally announced his support Sunday for the Combat Terrorist Use of Social Media Act of 2015.
Bill By NJ Senators Would Require Contaminating Industries To Pay For Cleanup Of SuperfundsNew Jersey has about 114 superfund sites, and 50 percent of residents live within 3 miles of one.
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.
Gillibrand Bill Would Create New FEMA OversightGillibrand's proposal would streamline the insurance review process and improve communication.
Congressional Hearing Focuses On Online Review 'Gag Clauses'Jen Palmer, of Utah, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee, saying a company made her life miserable after she posted a bad review.
9/11 Responders: GOP Resistance To Permanent Zadroga Act Is 'Un-American'New York's members of Congress said they were gaining bipartisan support for a bill making the Zadroga Act permanent before a proposal by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, surfaced.
Gillibrand Bill Would Prevent Anti-LGBT Adoption BiasNew York is one of seven states that explicitly ban discrimination in adoption based on sexual orientation.
Blumenthal: Time For Computers On Senate FloorConnecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is among those fighting for a technological update.
U.S. Senate Leaders Reach Deal For Vote On Loretta Lynch For Attorney GeneralU.S. Senate leaders on Tuesday said they have reached a deal to vote on Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as President Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general.
Harry Reid's Exit Sets Off Senate Leadership Feud Between Schumer, DurbinAccording to Durbin's version of events, Schumer pledged his support for Durbin to hang onto the No. 2 job as Democratic whip. According to Schumer, that never happened.
Senate Democrats Press For Vote On Attorney General Nominee Loretta LynchA letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signed by all Senate Democrats says Lynch's nomination has been pending longer than any nominee for attorney general in the past three decades.

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