In The News

Jan 31, 2018 In The News

Queens’ congressional leaders said that while President Donald Trump was relatively restrained in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, they believed his words were divisive.

During Trump’s 80-minute speech, he discussed the Republican tax bill, trade, the economy and immigration.

Jan 30, 2018 In The News

In a testament to the reach of the #MeToo movement, Democratic women in the House of Representatives were inspired by women in Hollywood to wear all-black to tonight’s State of the Union address.

Jan 30, 2018 In The News

Ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address by President Donald Trump, some Congress members from Queens have announced that they will bring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as their guests.

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Jan 26, 2018 In The News

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee opened an investigation into sexual abuse in organized sports days after disgraced doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young athletes under the guise of medical treatment.

Jan 25, 2018 In The News

A bipartisan group of women lawmakers have called for investigations into USA Gymnastics and the U.S.

Jan 25, 2018 In The News

Congress is close to finalizing legislation that imposes new requirements on amateur and Olympic sports organizations to report suspected sexual abuse, something that would coincide with increased public pressure to address scandal within the Olympic community.

Jan 25, 2018 In The News

The House will vote on legislation next week to force athletic organizations to report sexual abuse allegations more quickly in the aftermath of the sentencing of gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Jan 22, 2018 In The News

On Monday at noon, after the government was technically shut down for two days, the Senate agreed to end the stalemate over a spending bill, with the Congress expected to follow, according to multiple reports.

Meanwhile, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has been in Washington, where she spent the weekend prepping for the Monday vote.

Jan 20, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina National Guard infantry battalion called off a training exercise that had been planned for a year. Flu samples from around the country will no longer be collected and tested. A skeleton staff of workers at the Internal Revenue Service girded themselves to answer a deluge of questions about the new tax law.

Jan 12, 2018 In The News

A first-strike ceremony for the first U.S. commemorative coin struck in pink gold, the Breast Cancer Awareness gold $5 coin, was held Jan. 12 at the West Point Mint in New York.

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