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U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (Greenpoint, parts of Queens and Manhattan) joined other officials and civil rights groups on Wednesday to push legislation to fix the current underfunding of the Census Bureau.
Diya lighting ceremony on stage. Photo courtesy Parikh Worldwide Media
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told members of Congress on Thursday that the 2020 Census will require significantly more funding than previously projected, in the face of anticipated low initial response rates, increased distrust of government, cybersecurity threats and technology challenges.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Lawmakers in New York are calling for tougher gun regulations after Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern US history.
As WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported, elected officials gathered in Union Square to call for stricter policies in the wake of the attack.
Hundreds of spectators along the banks of Newtown Creek watched the remains of the old Kosciuszko Bridge come down in a controlled explosion Sunday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined city and state officials on the Brooklyn side to watch the implosion just after 8 a.m.
Two US representatives want nonconsensual condom removal — known as “stealthing” — to be classified as rape and are pushing for a hearing to learn more about the practice and its repercussions.
Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna, from California, and Carolyn Maloney, from New York, sent a letter Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee asking its members to address the issue.
UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — A project to revitalize a two-block stretch of the East River Esplanade broke ground Monday, city officials announced.
The Kosciuszko Bridge collapsed in a cloud of smoke with a thunderous bang early Sunday morning.
The 78-year-old bridge was felled at 8 a.m. exactly when hundreds of small charges that had been placed on its joints were detonated.
Gravity then went to work and the bridge collapsed in a smokey show watched by Gov. Cuomo, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Department of
House Democrats introduced a motion Monday to force a vote on the bipartisan Dream Act, legislation that would provide a permanent solution to allow between 1.2 million and 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants brought here as children to remain in the United States legally.
WASHINGTON — House Democrats are pushing a bill to reform the way banks charge overdraft fees, but recognizing that Republicans are unlikely to take up the legislation, they are hoping Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray could address the issue without Congress.