Now That Government Is Open, Newly Elected Rep. Rose Says He's Ready To Fight For Working ClassWith the federal government reopened, for many new members of Congress, Monday was their first official day of business.
GOP House Wants Library Of Congress To Keep Term 'Illegal Alien'Republicans on a powerful House panel have narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.
Rep. Michael Grimm, Domenic Recchia Spar In Final Debate For House SeatThe candidates in a tight race to represent Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn in the House of Representatives faced off in a final contentious debate Tuesday night, sparring over who would be more effective in Congress and not shying away from taking shots at each other.
Connecticut House: Woman Can't Sue State Over Chimpanzee AttackThe Connecticut House of Representatives on Monday sided with a legislative committee that recommended a woman blinded and disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack should not be allowed to sue the state for financial damages.
N.J. Senators To Fast In Support Of Immigration ReformSens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are planning to take part in a 24-hour fast in an effort to get the House of Representatives to consider immigration reform legislation.
If 'Sequester' Budget Cuts Go Through, White House To Hit New York State HardJust eight days remain before we could go over the next fiscal cliff in Washington, and CBS 2 has learned that in New York alone the job losses would be widespread, and painful.
House Passes Bill To Avert Fiscal CliffThe U.S. House of Representatives has passed the "fiscal cliff" deal already approved by the U.S. Senate, after a decision not to allow amendments that would have kicked it back to the Senate.
Expert: Republican Party Has To Look In The Mirror, Adapt To Changing ElectorateWill it be four more years of partisanship or will both sides find a path to compromise? And will the Republican party see the outcome of campaign 2012 as a mandate to "re-image" itself?
Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney's Sinking ShipRomney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.
Connecticut Senate Grants Approval To Bill That Allows Use Of Medical MarijuanaThe measure passed the state's Senate, 21-to-13, after nearly 10 hours of debate. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who said in a statement that he plans to sign the bill into law.
Conn. Death Penalty Faces Second Vote In General AssemblyA bill that would abolish Connecticut's death penalty for all future cases is facing its second vote in the General Assembly. Members of the state's House of Representatives are scheduled to take up the legislation on Wednesday afternoon.
Connecticut Senate Expected To Vote On Bill To Repeal Death PenaltyNow that the two men responsible for the Petit family murders in Cheshire have been sentenced to die, a move is underway to repeal the death penalty in Connecticut.
City Council Warns Transportation Bill In DC Could Hurt NYC CommutersThe bill in Congress could cut close to $1 billion in MTA funding. City Council members say that would mean many of the improvement projects that are planned would be stopped short and straphangers could end up paying the difference.
Giants Legend Harry Carson Mulling Run For Congress In NJHouse Democrats are recruiting Giants Hall of Famer Harry Carson to run for Congress in the Garden State.
Expiring Payroll Tax Cut Threatens To Hit Workers In Their Wallets"It's really going to hurt because two of my kids are in college and of course $1,000, $2,000 can really help in paying tuition," said Antonio Meloni of Astoria.