In The News

Apr 24, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Greenpoint, Manhattan, Queens) issued a startling report this week highlighting various instances where federal immigration authorities physically and verbally abused pregnant undocumented immigrants.

Apr 24, 2020 In The News

IN THE END, as history will record, the story that would have been the biggest news on Wednesday, March 11—the story that in normal times might have been the biggest headline of the month—will hardly register in America’s memory: That morning, at 11:06 am, a judge sentenced Hollywood super-producer turned super-predator Harvey Weinstein to 23 years in prison on sexual assault charges.

Apr 23, 2020 In The News

Members of Congress on Tuesday assured the Queens business community that the next round of COVID-19-related financial assistance will make a good, if flawed, program better.

Apr 22, 2020 In The News

The Queens Chamber of Commerce held its second webinar for small business relief with the Queens Congressional delegation to discuss support for small businesses through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan program on Tuesday, April 21.

Apr 18, 2020 In The News

The failure by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to quickly produce a test kit for detecting the novel coronavirus was triggered by a glaring scientific breakdown at the CDC’s central laboratory complex in Atlanta, according to scientists with knowledge of the matter and a determination by federal regulators.

Apr 15, 2020 In The News

With the US locked in a battle with Covid-19, Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana received a call from national service organization AmeriCorps.

The organization had 14,000 N95 respirator masks and wanted to know what they could do to help amid a scarcity of protective supplies in the hard-hit state.

Apr 15, 2020 In The News

Four Queens lawmakers and students in Astoria are urging the New York City Department of Education to make feminine hygiene products available at all meal hubs throughout the city. 

Apr 13, 2020 In The News

With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting plans for the ongoing 2020 census, the Trump administration is asking Congress to pass a law that would change major deadlines that determine the distribution of political representation and federal funding for the next decade.