In The News

Aug 14, 2019 In The News

The retirement security gap of Blacks and Hispanics compared to Whites is likely to worsen because of lower earnings and personal savings, warns a report released today by the House and Senate Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Democrats’ staff.

Aug 12, 2019 In The News

The residents on the Hallets Point peninsula used a neighborhood barbecue and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday as a platform to cook up a call for expanded ferry service between the Astoria stop and the Upper East Side.

Aug 7, 2019 In The News

Federal funding for research on gun violence has faced severe restrictions for more than two decades. This makes it difficult for policymakers to fully understand the problem and create solutions to fix it.

Aug 2, 2019 In The News

Five Queens Congressmembers denounced American Airlines contractor Eulen America’s treatment of its workers Thursday, following reports of workplace violations by the company, which handles maintenance, baggage handling and other services at Kennedy Airport.

Jul 29, 2019 In The News

Less than seven weeks after the dramatic June 11 testimony of since-departed NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, President Trump on Monday signed the law ensuring that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will have all the cash it needs through 2092.

Jul 26, 2019 In The News

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City could host a ticker tape parade to honor 9/11 heroes if a New York congresswoman has her way.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-12th District, sent a letter Friday to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio requesting a parade down the Canyon of Heroes.

Jul 24, 2019 In The News

The Loya Jirga, or grand assembly, held in Kabul from late April to early May, brought together at least 3,200 Afghans—of which roughly 30 percent were women—to discuss a framework for talks with the Taliban.

Jul 23, 2019 In The News

A Brooklyn lawmaker is asking the MTA to better inform L train riders about upcoming service disruptions.

Last week, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney penned a letter to MTA CEO and Chairman Patrick Foye about the agency’s lackluster efforts to notify straphangers about service changes for late nights and many weekends.

Jul 23, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to provide health care benefits for first responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks for the next 70 years.

Jul 23, 2019 In The News

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed and sent to President Donald Trump legislation authorizing permanent benefits for police, firefighters and other first responders suffering from illnesses and injuries related to their work in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.