Five U.S. representatives and a U.S. senator Friday toured one of four facilities in Westchester County holding migrant children separated from their families. Despite the Trump administration’s claims, the Democratic lawmakers say they do not see families being reunified.
Three Democratic members of Congress who together represent Westchester came together Saturday outside a facility in the county that is housing migrant children. Denied entry, the officials called on the Trump administration to immediately reunite children separated from their families who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
A New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley held a roundtable on gun violence and prevention with high school students and local law enforcement Friday. The discussion came after the recent deadly school shooting in Florida.
Two New York Congress members have introduced a bipartisan bill to restore the SALT, or state and local tax deduction. The federal tax legislation President Trump signed last month curtails the deduction that many depend on in high-tax states like New York.
Democratic members of Congress are denouncing President Trump’s latest tweets about Puerto Rico. A Connecticut senator who has visited the Commonwealth is calling on Trump to appoint a czar to oversee recovery efforts. And a New York congresswoman who leaves for the island Friday is urging Congress to pass an emergency funding bill.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey was in Rockland County Monday at one of the largest earth science research institutions in the world. The Hudson Valley Democrat was there to highlight what she called “devastating” local impacts on science during the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Her visit comes a few days after the White House removed climate change data from the Environmental Protection Agency website. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Two New York congressional members are demanding federal reimbursement for costs of securing Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. They say New York taxpayers should not shoulder the cost for a federal responsibility.
A New York congresswoman has introduced legislation to repeal the Reagan-era Global Gag rule, or the Mexico City policy. The rule prohibits federal funding for international non-governmental organizations that offer or discuss abortions.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing additional reimbursements to hospitals that served as Ebola Treatment Centers. Democratic Congresswoman from the Hudson Valley Nita Lowey says some hospitals in New York are on the receiving end.
Congressional lawmakers from the Hudson Valley Wednesday announced grants to improve rail crossing safety in the New York metro area. They hope the improvements will help prevent tragedies like the February 2015 Metro-North crash in Valhalla.
The U.S. Interior Secretary made her first official trip to the Hudson Valley Monday, to kick off the National Park Service’s centennial week and to participate in the unveiling of signs for a national historic trail.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in the Hudson Valley Monday helping to promote the exporting potential of businesses. New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey joined her as did the head of a government credit agency.