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Jun 12, 2019 In The News
Victims and first responders of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks could continue receiving compensation through fiscal year 2090 under a bill approved Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee.
Jun 12, 2019 In The News
On Tuesday, former Daily Show host and frequent advocate for 9/11 first responders Jon Stewart appeared before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, encouraging representatives to vote on Wednesday to re-up the funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. But Stewart, who appeared alongside World Trade Center emergency workers, became frustrated when only a little over half of the subcommittee members showed up.
Jun 11, 2019 In The News
The Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether to uphold three district court decisions that ruled illegal the Commerce Department’s wish to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this ruling. Siding with the Trump administration would ignore the plain language of the law, make the decennial Census less accurate, deny some parts of the country adequate federal resources and deprive millions of Americans of fair representation.
Jun 11, 2019 In The News
What can bring together a Republican from farm country and a Democrat from midtown Manhattan? Our 9/11 heroes.
Jun 10, 2019 In The News

Firefighters and police responded to a high-rise building in New York City after a helicopter crash-landed on the roof Monday afternoon, leaving one person dead and raising questions about why the helicopter had been flying on a rainy, foggy day in a flight-restricted part of the city.

Jun 6, 2019 In The News
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week on threats to reproductive rights, and while witness lists tend not to be especially noteworthy, in this case, these participants had something important in common:
May 29, 2019 In The News
Politicians and advocates rallied in lower Manhattan Wednesday in support of a federal bill that would permanently authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.
May 29, 2019 In The News
$73 billion per-year or $2,700 per New Yorker -- that’s how much money could be at risk if New York City's population isn’t properly counted in the upcoming 2020 census. "Everyone must be counted. Not just citizens, not just legal residents but everyone,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
May 23, 2019 In The News
In a moment of reckoning for women’s equality, lawmakers and investors are teaming up to push for change in corporate boardrooms, executive suites, and across the country — and that’s generating renewed interest in an Equal Rights Amendment.
May 22, 2019 In The News
The House voted Wednesday to undo the Trump administration’s reining in of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and prevent future directors from replicating those efforts.