In The News

Apr 1, 2020 In The News

Two House Democrats are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revise its restriction that limits gay and bisexual men from donating blood as the nation grapples with a shortage of donations.

Mar 26, 2020 In The News

The Senate was about to approve the largest recovery bill in U.S. history on Wednesday night when Minority Leader Chuck Schumer hit pause, realizing something was missing — revised language designed to bar President Donald Trump from getting money for his own businesses.

Mar 26, 2020 In The News

The $2 trillion congressional coronavirus assistance package would provide badly needed relief for millions of Americans and businesses but little for one organization already in desperate financial health.

The U.S. Postal Service has been in money trouble for years. Now, covid-19, the disease the virus causes, is forcing the quasi-governmental agency into a fight for its life.

Mar 25, 2020 In The News

Several New York representatives called for a boost to the nonprofit museum industry as its funding streams dry up and its doors remained closed.

Mar 23, 2020 In The News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he is implementing a 90-day stop to all evictions for residential and commercial tenants on Friday, March 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic — after the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) called for specific relief of small landlords’ mortgage payments.

Mar 23, 2020 In The News

Since the coronavirus outbreak placed the MTA in the position of providing essential service to New Yorkers and losing billions to ridership loss from self-quarantine measures, members of New York’s Congressional delegation is backing the authority’s $4 billion request for federal funds.

Mar 18, 2020 In The News

This year’s census has pulled up all boots on the ground, for now, as the Census Bureau announced Wednesday it had suspended field operations for the rest of the month due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mar 18, 2020 In The News

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the U.S. Census Bureau to temporarily suspend all field operations for the 2020 census for two weeks until April 1, the agency announced Wednesday in a statement on its website.

Mar 13, 2020 In The News

The Republican National Committee said Thursday that it would stop using the word “census” on mail solicitations and digital advertising, a practice Democratic lawmakers have called deceptive, especially during a decennial census year.