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Mar 5, 2018 In The News

Former late-night host Jon Stewart joined New York lawmakers on Monday to call on the White House to withdraw a proposal to reorganize the health-care program for 9/11 first responders.

In a press conference outside the Capitol alongside first responders, Stewart said President Trump should "put a stop" to the effort.

Mar 1, 2018 In The News

What will future history textbooks say about women’s activism in 2018?

Feb 27, 2018 In The News

President Trump’s proposed budget is more proof that this is the most anti-New York administration we’ve ever seen.

Major funding cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, school loans, SNAP benefits and early childhood education would hurt millions of New Yorkers. On top of that, our mass transit programs will be especially hard hit at a time when our city can least afford it.

Feb 27, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Florida, many Democrats in Congress are pushing for stricter gun control legislation.

Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would bring back an Obama-era mental health check process.

Feb 27, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON—The House Tuesday passed far-reaching legislation that aims to curb online sex trafficking by holding websites more accountable for their users’ activities, a rare political defeat for internet companies.

Feb 21, 2018 In The News

A group of House Democrats is calling on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to take up a bill to repeal restrictions on gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The push to lift the restriction has gained new attention in the wake of the school shooting last week in Florida.

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Feb 18, 2018 In The News

Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal is a detail that could directly impact 9/11 first responders: The reorganization of the federal agency that oversees their health treatment and monitoring.

Feb 15, 2018 In The News

To the Editor:

Re “Census Sabotage,” by David Leonhardt (column, nytimes.com, Feb. 9): I couldn’t agree more about just how important the 2020 census is and what is at stake if we get it wrong.

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Feb 14, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON – A Democratic congresswoman on Wednesday asked the chairman of a committee investigating the case surrounding disgraced sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar to expand the probe to include the actions of the FBI, the U.S. Department of Education and the NCAA.

Feb 9, 2018 In The News

The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has opened an investigation Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and other institutions tied to ex-MSU doctor Larry Nassar.

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