Traffic on the BQE leading into the Kosciusko Bridge.

Obama jobs bill could cover Queens projects: Gillibrand

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, U.S. Senate on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said last week 213 city projects could benefit from the American Jobs Act, including improvements to subways, bridges and roads throughout Queens. Speaking on an Oct. 4 conference call with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Gillibrand urged Congress to pass the act,? saying it would inject $3 billion into New [...]

John Liu visits S&L Aerospace Metals to speak about employment in 2010.

Liu touts Obama jobs plan

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Comptroller, City Offices, Congress, District 14, U.S. House on September 22, 2011 | No Comments

The long-awaited American Jobs Act President Barack Obama proposed Sept. 8 will have more than a billion dollars of direct economic benefit for Queens workers, according to a new report by city Comptroller John Liu. One of the key aspects of the $447 billion proposal would be the implementation of a $175 billion program to [...]