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As controversy continued to swirl around the White House, a lawmaker who has been a member of the House of Representatives for nearly a quarter of century is using his vast knowledge of Capit … Full Article

Nadler uses obscure House rule to pressure Trump

As controversy continued to swirl around the White House, a lawmaker who has been a member of the House of Representatives for nearly a quarter of century is using his vast knowledge of Capitol Hill rules to try and force the Trump administration to reveal information on any investigations  … Full Article

DeVos confirmed as education secretary as Pence breaks tie

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols express shock at Trump Holocaust statement

A decision by President Donald Trump to omit references to the suffering of Jews at the hands of Nazis in his official statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day is still having ramifications in Brooklyn as two of the borough’s lawmakers expressed shock and outrage over the o … Full Article

Brooklyn judge defies a president

Brooklyn’s federal court was at the center of a political maelstrom over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, issued late Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials jump into Trump immigration fight as federal judge issues stay

Brooklyn’s federal court and local officials were in the thick of it over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Friday. … Full Article

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries denounces Trump in fiery district speech in Brooklyn

Third-termer U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (Brooklyn, Queens) came out swinging against President Donald Trump in his State of the District address on Thursday evening in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

NYC, Brooklyn officials defy Trump’s attack on illegal immigration

Many New York City officials and Brooklyn’s community leaders reacted with dismay and defiance to President Donald Trump’s attack on illegal immigrants via two executive orders on Wednesday. … Full Article

It’s happening: Inauguration Day events in Brooklyn

Friday’s Inauguration Day is unlike any other in our nation’s history. President-elect Donald Trump has the lowest approval ratings of any incoming president, and strikes have been called nationwide by women’s groups, progressives and artists. … Full Article

Brooklyn House members to boycott Trump’s big day

Three House members who represent districts in Brooklyn are among the dozens of lawmakers snubbing Donald Trump’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. … Full Article

Congressional Democrats call on lawmakers to maintain Affordable Care Act

Standing beneath a projection that declared “The Republican Plan Will Make America Sick Again!” U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez opened the Jan. 7 press conference at Woodhull Medical Center with a reminder: “Access to health care is not a privilege; it’s a right!” … Full Article

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