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Schumer bill would allow Puerto Rico to file for bankruptcy

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) said he has introduced legislation aimed at helping Puerto Rico out of its fiscal mess by allowing the island to seek bankruptcy protection in U.S. courts, something it is currently prohibited from doing. … Full Article

Jeffries, colleagues form caucus to take fresh look at justice system

A bipartisan group of House members, including U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn, has formed a new caucus to look at ways to fix the country’s criminal justice system, it was announced this week. … Full Article

Schumer launches American women U.S. currency contest

Standing at the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched his online poll: ‘Which Great American Woman Should Be on U.S. … Full Article

Donovan votes against THUD bill

The House passed a $55 billion transportation and housing bill, but the legislation passed without the support of the Republican member of the New York City delegation. … Full Article

Jeffries seeks financial aid for children of fallen soldiers

Children of military service members killed in the line of duty would be eligible for more student aid and other forms of financial assistance if a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries becomes law. … Full Article

Obama signs bill creating nationwide alert system for police

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a measure to create a nationwide alert system to help catch anyone who hurts, kills or makes credible threats against police officers. … Full Article

Hillary Clinton woos donors visiting Brooklyn Heights campaign headquarters

Hillary Rodham Clinton is wooing an early group of major donors to her presidential campaign and visiting her Brooklyn campaign headquarters for the first time since getting into the White House race. … Full Article

In Washington, de Blasio touts national liberal vision

WASHINGTON— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, fashioning himself as one of the left's loudest voices on economic causes, appeared in Washington on Tuesday to make two stops on his national tour to tout the need to fight income inequality — one with Sen. … Full Article

In Presidential bid, Brooklyn native Sanders warns not to underestimate him

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, says he will do more than simply raise progressive issues or nudge Hillary Rodham Clinton to the left. … Full Article

Key things to know about Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Key things to know about independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is expected to enter the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign on Thursday, according to people familiar with his decision: THE BRIEF … Full Article

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