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Approximately four fatal drug overdoses took place in New York City every day in 2016. That stark statistic was cited by U.S. Sen. … Full Article

Schumer predicts Trump tax plan will hurt New Yorkers

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer charged that President Donald Trump’s proposed overhaul of the nation’s tax system is so weighted heavily toward the wealthy at the expense of the middle class that it will wind up hurting New Yorkers. … Full Article

Donovan defends NYPD over Sessions comment

In the wake of a controversial stand by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in which the country’s highest law enforcement officer appeared to be accusing NYPD of being soft on crime, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has come to the defense of cops. … Full Article

Clarke town hall to focus on Trump immigration policy

Charging that President Donald Trump’s immigration policy “presents an unprecedented threat to the families of Central Brooklyn,” U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke said she will host a town hall for her constituents to discuss how to fight back. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols call for Spicer’s ouster

Brooklyn elected officials reacted to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s remarks Tuesday about Adolf Hitler and chemical weapons with shock and anger as Trump’s spokesman attempted to repair the damage his controversial statement generated. … Full Article

Donovan goes after counterfeit painkiller pushers

With the opioid addiction rate continuing to climb nationwide, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan is reviving legislation aimed at stopping drug dealers from using pill presses to manufacture counterfeit painkillers. … Full Article

Republicans shoot down Rep. Jeffries' resolution to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia

Despite a plea for bipartisanship by Brooklyn Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Jerrold Nadler, Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted down a resolution demanding an investigation into communications between President Donald Trump, U.S. … Full Article

Donovan to vote against Obamacare repeal bill

In a surprise move, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, the lone Republican in New York City’s congressional delegation, planned to buck his party’s leadership in the House of Representatives and vote against the GOP’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. … Full Article

Brooklyn Democrats say Trump budget will damage country

The budget unveiled recently by President Donald Trump’s administration, which included deep cuts to programs like Meals on Wheels, is being denounced by Brooklyn Democrats at all levels of government as being draconian and harmful to working men and women. … Full Article

Trump’s budget cuts to TSA, Coast Guard dangerous for NYC, says Schumer

President Donald Trump may talk about keeping Americans safe, but his proposed cuts to important airport TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and U.S. Coast Guard security programs in New York present a disturbing picture, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said. … Full Article

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