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Donald Trump says the police tactic known as stop-and-frisk led to a drop in murders in New York City, while Hillary Clinton says it has been ruled unconstitutional. … Full Article

Clinton reveals immigration reform vision at Downtown Brooklyn conference

Frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed her vision to help immigrants and refugees find a secure landfall in the U.S. … Full Article

Iraq, Afghanistan war vets endorse Zadroga Act

Members of Brooklyn’s congressional delegation who are pushing for the recently expired James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to be brought back received support from a key group of veterans this week. … Full Article

Velázquez introduces gun bill that would tax sales, fund anti-violence and mental health programs

Just hours before the latest tragic shooting death of a teen in Brooklyn on Monday, U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez unveiled a bill aimed at quashing the flow of guns into big cities and reducing gun violence. … Full Article

Schumer seeking financial justice for 9/11 families

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to make it easier for families of Sept. 11 victims to sue foreign countries that support terrorism. … Full Article

Flying monkey sighted outside Hillary 2016 HQ in Brooklyn

A poster depicting a “Wizard of Oz” flying monkey holding a “Hillary 2016” sign was hung over the street near Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters on Tuesday. … Full Article

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

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