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Dec 7, 2016 Newsletter
Dear Friend, I just spoke on the floor of the House to express my disappointment that the bill to keep the government funded through April falls far short of providing the funds needed to reimburse our city for the costs we’ve incurred to keep the President-elect and his family safe.
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Dec 6, 2016 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Congress is in the midst of completing its work for the year, but before we adjourn I believe we must provide New York City with federal funds to cover the costs for securing Trump Tower. Since election day, NYPD has been working tirelessly and professionally to comply with Secret Service requirements for protecting the next President of the United States. However, New York City taxpayers should not be the ones footing this bill. That’s why, last night I led a New York delegation letter to Congressional leadership urging inclusion of a $35 million reimbursement to New York City for the costs our city has incurred providing security for President-elect Trump between Election Day and Inauguration Day.
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Nov 22, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Before we break for Thanksgiving, I wanted to make sure that you heard the wonderful news: a deal has been reached to acquire the last remaining parcel for Bushwick Inlet Park!  Park land is critical throughout New York City, and I was pleased to join in the effort to ensure that this park became a reality.

Nov 10, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

As you make your plans to get around New York City over the next couple of days, I wanted to make sure you were aware of the following road closures effective today through Wednesday, November 9 that are related to Election Day events.

New York City Emergency Management says to expect traffic delays and suggests using public transportation if possible. 

Oct 7, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

With the fall season fully underway, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the latest from Congress and what I have been doing very recently in New York.

Sep 29, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Yesterday, I joined my colleagues in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in a vote to override President Obama’s veto on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

Sep 18, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Last night, we were again reminded of the challenges we face living in a free society. We were also reminded of how well prepared all New Yorkers – our citizens and our first responders – are to deal with a crisis. I am relieved and grateful to hear that all of the victims are out of the hospital, and my thoughts are with them as they recover from their injuries.

Sep 9, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This morning I spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and to support the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which passed the House by an unanimous vote and is now headed to the President for his consideration. Links to those remarks are below.

Aug 17, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Yesterday, I called on Congressional leadership to get serious about our nation’s response to Zika. I was joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio, City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett and other local officials.

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