Tag: Congress

Suozzi & Zeldin Take Different Approaches to Meeting Their Constituents

Suozzi’s approach to meeting his constituents was quite different from the one taken by second-term Congressman Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who held an hour-long teleconference.

Long Island Reps Plan to Phone-In Their Town Hall Meetings

While Republican lawmakers have been the focus of passionate town hall events in recent days, there appears to be an appetite for such meetings across the political spectrum.

Steve Israel Exits The House & Enters The University

Last January, eight-term Long Island Congressman Steve Israel shocked the Beltway by announcing he was leaving the House of Representatives. Now, a year later,...

Cuomo: Obamacare Repeal Would Hurt Nearly 300K Long Islanders

At the state level, the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act’s repeal would mean a loss of $595 million. According to the governor, New York’s counties have been able to directly use the additional federal Medicaid funding through Obamacare to lower property taxes.

Democrats Have a No-Fly List Problem

“Our nation’s watchlisting system is error-prone and unreliable because it uses vague and overbroad criteria and secret evidence to place individuals on blacklists without a meaningful process to correct government error and clear their names."

Jonathan Clarke Is Proud To Be ‘The Outsider’ In Race To...

Jonathan Clarke's campaign war chest is practically empty compared to his Democratic primary rivals, but in this election year he thinks voters want ethics reform--and that's where he comes in. New York voters are so angry at the status quo, he insists, that ethics reform is a winning formula. He says that an underdog like him has a chance because the electorate is sick and tired of the corruption that has already led to federal convictions of two of the most powerful men in Albany: the former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and the ex-State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan).

Why an Army Captain Is Suing Obama

Nathan Michael Smith, an US Army Captain, is suing President Obama because he believes the war against ISIS is unconstitutional. The war, which began in August 2014, has never been authorized by Congress. But Obama remains adamant that he has the legal authority to fight ISIS, citing authorizations from 2001 and 2002 related to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Germany, UK Anti-ISIS Vote Highlights Congress’ Inaction

"It's worth having Congress do its job.”

Pope Francis Calls for Compassion in Historic Speech to Congress

“The challenges facing us today call for a renewal of that spirit of cooperation."

US to Send 450 More Troops to Iraq, Yet Congress Refuses...

"If this is worth fighting ISIS, and I believe it is, it's worth having Congress do its job."