Cities across the country would get federal funds to install safety bollards to protect pedestrians in heavily trafficked areas like New York’s Time Square if a bipartisan bill sponsored by a Brook … Full Article

Schumer demands DEA send heroin enforcement team to NY

Approximately four fatal drug overdoses took place in New York City every day in 2016. That stark statistic was cited by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer as part of an argument he is waging to get the federal government to dispatch a specialized drug enforcement team to New York state.  … Full Article

Donovan says VA bill protects whistleblowers

A bill approved by the House of Representatives to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will lead to improved healthcare for military veterans, a Brooklyn lawmaker predicted. … Full Article

Donovan says Capitol police saved lives at shooting

New York City’s lone Republican House member quickly sought to assure his constituents that he was safe after the shooting in a suburb of Washington, D.C. that critically injured a Louisiana congressmember and four others Wednesday morning. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols express alarm about Puerto Rican referendum, Haitian protected status

Brooklyn officials expressed alarm on Sunday about events affecting Puerto Rico and Haiti, the birthplaces of thousands of Brooklyn residents. … Full Article

Jeffries introduces bipartisan bill to help young drug offenders

The fierce political partisanship in Washington, D.C. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials express confidence in choice of Mueller to investigate Trump

Brooklyn elected officials expressed satisfaction after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel on Wednesday to investigate possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s associates and Russian officials. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols speak out on Comey firing

Here’s a summary of the reaction of Brooklyn lawmakers to the sudden and shocking firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump that took place on Tuesday: … Full Article

Schumer wants hi-tech tools to help stop drugs at border

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is throwing his support behind a bipartisan Senate bill that seeks to provide border patrol agents with hi-tech tools to help stop the flow of illicit fentanyl drugs into the country. … Full Article

Brooklyn House members talk about Trumpcare fallout

Brooklyn’s entire House delegation voted against the Republican-led bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but members were citing different reasons for their vote as the fallout over Trumpcare intensified. … Full Article

Congress deal provides $3.6 billion for drug prevention

When Congress reached a funding agreement to avoid a government shutdown, the fact that the deal included funding for Planned Parenthood and did not contain monies for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border generated most of the headlines. … Full Article


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