Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.
Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, following a long, contentious and sometimes ugly campaign between the two Democratic candidates.
When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished earlier this month, it shined a spotlight on how little the database is being checked throughout the world.
The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.
The New York Democrat announced Sunday she’s proposing legislation that would more than double the federal child care tax credit — and also make it refundable.
The legislation, which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, aims to provide relief to homeowners who live in flood-prone areas.
Blumenthal has stressed the importance of renewed investment in rail infrastructure and strong federal oversight. The senator said higher standards are needed and is looking to raise the bar in his new leadership role.
Complaints about nuisance sales calls have risen sharply across New York and the nation because of robocalling, Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday.
The Senate has easily approved Brooklyn native Janet Yellen’s nomination to head the Federal Reserve.
The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber’s Republicans.
A month after taking over for Mayor Cory Booker, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in October, Quintana has asserted his independence, moving to fire some of Booker’s closest advisers and differentiate himself from his predecessor.
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.
On Thursday, Senate Democrats voted to deny Republicans the power to filibuster and block presidential appointments. It’s called the “‘nuclear option,” and it hit congress like a bomb.
Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived.
It’s Election Day across the region. But newly sworn in Sen. Cory Booker gets to sit this one out. He was elected to take over the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat last month in a special election.