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ASTORIA – On April 21, NYS Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney hosted a luncheon to commemorate and celebrate Women’s History Month and to honor three exceptional local women for their contributions to the communities of Western Queens. Approximately 60 invited guests joined the celebration, which was held in the Astor Room at Kaufman-Astoria Studios.
New York City’s and New York State’s disagreements with the Trump administration’s immigration policies were front and center at PS 234 in Astoria on Tuesday night.
With Congress on recess, Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez held a joint town hall on April 13 to meet with constituents from their adjacent districts at the Anna Silver School on the Lower East Side.
The fashion industry represents a huge chunk of New York City’s economy. It generates about $11 billion in wages and employs roughly 6% of the city’s workforce. More than 900 fashion companies have their headquarters in New York. Culturally, the city is the epicenter of US fashion, and one of the top fashion capitals in the world.
NEW YORK — LGBTQ Americans will not be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.
A draft of the 2020 Census survey was released with proposed questions on sexual orientation and gender identity. But advocacy groups are outraged after the questions were quickly removed the same day.
New York’s Democratic elected officials breathed a sigh of relief last week when Republican leaders in Washington withdrew the American Health Care Act before it could reach a vote in the House.
“This statue has touched hearts across the world, with its symbolic depiction of the resiliency of women,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers submitted a formal request for the federal government to reimburse $18.7 million the city has shelled out for security around President Trump's residence at Trump Tower on Wednesday.
A bicameral but uni-partisan parade of legislators rallied with federal employees outside the Capitol on Thursday in a vigorous display of support for their pay, benefits and jobs.