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Our two local members of Congress have differences of opinion on many topics, but they have no trouble agreeing that the decision by the United States Postal Service to stop delivering mail on Saturday will be an inconvenience to their constituents, especially those in business.
The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday, 78-22, to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which was originally passed in 1994 and twice reauthorized with bipartisan support.
Now it's up to the House of Representatives to lose the partisan rancor and pass its companion bill.
TOWN OF NEWBURGH — A bit of competition keeps everyone on their toes.
That's the idea behind U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's first bill in the new Congress.
The legislation, called the Made in America Manufacturing Act, calls for different regions of the U.S. to compete to win federal dollars that will go to support their manufacturing industry.
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents the 18 N.Y. Congressional District, participated in a swearing in ceremony at Mahopac Public Library on Sunday, Jan. 27.
WASHINGTON - Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature.
The Senate on Monday cleared the bill, 62-36. Northeast lawmakers say the money is desperately needed to help recovery efforts from the one of the region's worst storms. The House passed the bill two weeks ago.
It took freshman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney only a day after his swearing-in to deliver his first floor speech. The Democrat from Cold Spring made his brief remarks during the Jan. 4 House debate on legislation to spend $9.7 billion paying flooding claims related to Superstorm Sandy.
Freshman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat hailing from Cold Spring, was among the youngest people to serve as White House staff secretary, doing so during the Clinton administration.
After defeating incumbent Nan Hayworth last November in the state’s 18th congressional district election, Maloney finds himself just a short walk down Pennsylvania Avenue at the U.S. Capitol.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney plans to do something no state or federal politician in recent memory has done: open an office in the City of Newburgh.
Maloney staffers expect to move into half of the second floor of a city-owned building at 123 Grand St., a former courthouse. Enthusiastic City Council members authorized the deal on Monday.