Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Senior Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on President-elect Trump's nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD
Congressman Eliot Engel, the lead House sponsor of the Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act (H.R. 605), received the National Home Infusion Association’s Congressional Leadership Award yesterday in recognition of his work to support patients who rely on infusion therapy.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) sent a letter today to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Director of the Air National Guard Lieutenant General Stanley E. Clarke III calling for the Department of Defense to assume all costs associated with connecting to the municipal water supply all homes affected by perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) contamination
Congressman Nadler Speaks Out Against Republican Attempt to Eliminate Critical Public Interest Protections
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor opposing Republican legislation that eliminates critical public interest protections when the government enters into a settlement agreement with corporate wrongdoers.
Faith, Labor, Social Service Agency and Political Leaders Announce Program to Increase Diversity in...
Congressman Brian Higgins will join with the Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope (NOAH), Laborers’ Local 91, Iron Workers’ Local 9, Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the City of Niagara Falls at 12:45 pm on Friday, August 19th to announce an innovative Pre-Apprenticeship Program. The announcement will occur at the Laborer’s Local 91 Union Hall, located at 4500 Witmer Industrial Estates Road in Niagara Falls.
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks was joined by GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth and local elected officials on a tour of the Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building. Congressman Meeks and GSA Administrator Roth highlighted the $8.5 million request in President Obama’s FY 2017 budget that would repair and modernize the Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building originally constructed in 1989.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and the Ali Forney Center (AFC) announced three new federal grants to help continue AFC’s important work serving homeless youth in New York City, an estimated 40% of which identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ). Combined, the more than $1 million in federal grants will provide critical resources to AFC, which works with LGBTQ homeless youth on a range of issues, including domestic and sexual violence, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services.
Congressman Paul Tonko announced today that the Albany County Airport Authority will receive $1,153,216 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate the terminal building at Albany International Airport. The project will fund the first of two phases to replace approximately 126,000 square feet of the terminal roof that has reached the end of its useful life.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined members of the Distressed Properties Task Force in Western New York to announce the Vacant Homes Act, a bill designed to expedite the sale of underwater homes and foreclosures to prevent the buildup of vacant homes in neighborhoods and communities.
Congressman Gregory Meeks released the following statement regarding New York City’s Build It Back program’s new policy initiatives regarding reimbursement for homeowners who received SBA loans in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy
As the Highway Trust Fund Expiration Approaches, Tonko Releases Report on Urgent Infrastructure Needs...
Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) released a Department of Transportation (DOT) report showcasing infrastructure needs in New York and highlighting the need for immediate action with only 21 days left until the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) expires on July 31st. Republican House Leadership was only able to extend the HTF for two months when it expired at the end of May, extending uncertainty for thousands of infrastructure projects and well-paying jobs across the state of New York and nationwide.
Congressman Gregory Meeks released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to preserve the disparate impact standard under the Fair Housing Act. “The Supreme Court’s decision to preserve “disparate impact” is a major victory for civil rights and fair housing defenders who have relied on this instrument for the past four decades to challenge discriminatory housing practices.
Congressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, released the following statement after LG Electronics USA announced, after almost a year of negotiations, that it has reached agreement on a new design that will create a world-class, sustainably designed building to the benefit of LG, the town of Englewood Cliffs and the state of New Jersey, while protecting the iconic vistas and integrity of the Palisades Park, a National Natural and Historic Landmark
“The right to private property is fundamental to our nation and our economy. Private property owners should not have to be afraid of their property being taken from them by their government,” said Reed. “The practice of Eminent Domain is all too often used as an excuse for government to do whatever it chooses, leaving landowners with little recourse to fight back. This bill brings us one step closer to stopping the practice once and for all.”
Today, Congressman Tom Reed announced bipartisan legislation which would help American manufacturers with energy consumption and costs. The POWER Act, HR 2657 would encourage businesses to use new technologies to convert their “waste heat” into electricity.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of New York in announcing the award of a $300,000 grant to Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York to help finance the Bellamy Commons project, which involves the conversion of a vacant former community center into 30 affordable housing units.
Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the April jobs report showed more positive movement for the U.S. economy. The report showed 223,000 new jobs in April, with unemployment dropping to 5.4 percent. Wages rose for the month, but only by 0.1 percent
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) met with Dr. Ya Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and her research team at Stony Brook University, who received a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E)
Messer, Maloney combat Federal regulations threatening to stifle infrastructure projects in local communities
Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06), who both serve on the House Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation last week that would require Federal banking regulators to include municipal bonds under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR). This change will help encourage financial institutions to continue to invest in local communities following new regulations that threaten to slow or even stop cash flow for crucial infrastructure projects.
Reed Protects Community Safety and Property Rights; Ensures Increased Funding to Kepp West Valley...
Congressman Tom Reed today voted in favor of protecting private property rights by supporting 2016 Energy and Water Development Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The bill passed the House with language preventing the Obama Administration from a power grab of private property relative to waterway regulation. “This bill is a victory for Americans from coast to coast and demonstrates that the House cares about protecting private property rights,” Reed said.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called on Congress to support the Solar Ready Vets program, a federal initiative introduced by the White House to provide job training and opportunities for veterans in the rapidly growing solar industry. Speaking on the House Floor on Earth Day, Higgins urged colleagues to support the new initiative.
Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on Earth Day. “We have a lot to celebrate this year as we honor the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Climate change can no longer be denied, and the United States is leading the global effort to address its threats.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, and Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, announced that he has introduced legislation to require the VA to pay accrued benefits to the estate of a deceased veteran (HR 1569)
Congressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, spoke on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 1105, which would repeal the Estate Tax. Below is the transcript of his remarks
Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is pleased to announce the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $5 million in funds to Westchester County to repair areas in Rye Playland damaged during Superstorm Sandy. The allocation includes $1,683,346.50 for repairs to the North Boardwalk, and an additional $3,404,703.65 in funding for permanent work on other areas of the park that were damaged during the storm.
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