Lester Wolff, the influential retired eight-term Democratic congressman who authored the Taiwan Relations Act while representing the North Shore from 1965 through 1981, died Wednesday at Syosset Hospital. He was 102.
For our nation to thrive, we need our economy growing, our national security strong, our freedoms defended, our Constitution protected, and, most importantly, we need presidential transfers of power to be peaceful.
Long Island’s three Democratic Congress members have spoken out in support of removing President Donald J. Trump from office after his supporters violently stormed the Capitol building last week. Long Island’s two Republican Congressman have remained silent regarding the president’s influence on the riot or whether he should be removed.
While Democrats hope to recapture a Congressional majority to block President Trump’s agenda this Election Day, Long Island could play a pivotal role in potentially flipping the Republican-led New York State Senate.
Lingering questions regarding the ill-fated Yemen mission—the first one in that country since 2014—have prompted calls for a congressional investigation into how the operation was planned and approved so early in the Trump administration’s tenure, rather than relying solely on a Pentagon inquiry, which is customary yet could take months and never be made public. Long Island’s delegation is split over the issue. Meanwhile, the United States launched new airstrikes in Yemen Wednesday night.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
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