Tag: Peter King
President Donald Trump is expected to visit Long Island on Wednesday to discuss the street gang MS-13 — the president’s second visit to LI in less than a year for the same reason.
President Trump said he signed his executive order to undo Obama's Clean Power Plan so he could end the "war on coal" and bring back jobs. But all his action has done, say a range of New York elected officials and environmental activists, is endanger the health and well-being of millions of Americans.
The fight may come down to a provision in the ACA requiring health care plans to cover a range of benefits, including pregnancy, newborn care, substance abuse, prescription drugs and wellness services.
Asked on Wednesday how King intends to vote, his spokesman said King is still looking at the legislation and has not come to a decision.
An angry Cuomo took aim at House Republicans after the provision was added the beleaguered health care bill as a way to sway unconvinced Republicans in Congress to support the bill.
Those who’ve seen the details released so far say it would impose higher costs on some of those who gained insurance under Obamacare.
The revised settlement amends the Handschu Guidelines from 1971, which protect civilians from politically motivated investigations.
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.
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.
Besides protest, grassroots groups have emerged in the wake of the election in opposition to the new administration’s policies and with the hope of keeping pressure on elected officials.