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