Congressional Humane Awards 2011

Ackerman awarded for support on protecting rights of animals

Posted by Phil Corso in Congress, District 5, U.S. House on March 15, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) was honored this month for his legislative leadership on animal protection, courtesy of the Humane Society and on behalf of supporters in the 5th Congressional District. The group presented Ackerman with the Humane Champion Award with its affiliate, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, for earning a perfect score on the [...]

Airport Security

Schumer wants kinder TSA

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, U.S. Senate on February 16, 2012 | No Comments

Spurred by three elderly women who alleged they had been mistreated by U.S. Transportation Security Administration agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday he was introducing legislation mandating the agency create positions for passenger advocates. “While we must do everything we can to ensure the safety and security [...]

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Crowley, Maloney blast bill that would sap MTA of funds

Posted by Philip Newman in Congress, District 14, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

Congressional members, transit officials and labor leaders have raised an alarm about proposed Republican legislation that would end automatic federal transportation money and leave New York City’s transit system in jeopardy. “This is a bill aimed like a dagger at the heart of cities and suburban areas,” said U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) at a [...]

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Turner nominates two boro groups for EPA award

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) nominated two borough civic groups — CURES and the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers — last Thursday for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Environmental Quality Award. The yearly awards are given out in commemoration of Earth Day and honor people or groups that benefit public health and the environment. The [...]

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Ackerman eyes more of boro

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Congress, District 5, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said he believes that when the state legislative task force on reapportionment?? releases its congressional district maps, his will contain more of Queens while the district held by his newest colleague, Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village), may be eliminated. “No matter how they draw it, I’m going to run in [...]

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Lancman will run in 2012 for U.S. Rep. Turner’s seat

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 25, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) plans to run for the congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) in the upcoming 2012 elections, he said Tuesday afternoon. Lancman filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to begin an exploratory committee, which would investigate the feasibility of a congressional run. “The voters [...]