Thursday May 16
Bipartisan Backlash: Liberals Turn on Holder Over Ap Records Grab
While Attorney General Eric Holder's Capitol Hill appearance Wednesday was marked by a heated argument with his chief Republican critic, more and more Democrats are joining the fray -- in a sign that the Justice Department's seizure of journalists' phone records may trigger a bipartisan challenge to his leadership.
Tue May 14, 2013
New Bill Prevents Employers From Pushing Pregnant Workers Out of Work
May 14 - Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Jerrold Nadler introduced today the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which requires employers to make the same reasonable accommodations for pregnancy as they do for disabilities.
Fri May 10, 2013
Music royalties and Pandora's box
It is one of the oldest and thorniest questions of the digital music era: How much should artists and musicians be compensated for the Internet broadcast of their songs? And who gets to decide that rate? You might think in the nearly two decades since music first began streaming over the Internet that some kind of consensus about paying artists ... (more)
Thu May 09, 2013
New Affordable Housing for Artists Coming to Chelsea
West Chelsea is about to get more affordable housing for artists just as area politicians successfully maintained artist housing at Hell Kitchen's Manhattan Plaza .
Wed May 08, 2013
The Other Immigration Reform
While advocates for both gay rights and immigration reform pursue comprehensive solutions to the problems they want addressed, one group at the center of both debates is desperately hoping their troubles will finally be over.
Task force to question criminalization of minor offenses
A new bipartisan task force created this week by the House Judiciary Committee will look at the possible "over-criminalization" of minor offenses in the U.S. federal code, which is understood to contribute to America's unmatched rates of incarceration.
Tue May 07, 2013
Serrano, Nadler, King Announce Funding for New Security Pavilion at...
Today, Congressmen Jose E. Serrano, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King joined Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska to announce that the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Federal Courthouse has received $10.4 million in federal funds to build a new state-of-the-art security pavilion.
The Washington Post
Lawmakers clash over Perez dealings
The contentious hearing, which involved members of the House oversight and judiciary committees, came just one day before the Senate is set to vote on whether to confirm Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, who heads the Justice Department's civil rights division.
Mon May 06, 2013
Sept. 11 cited in NY courthouse security plan
A federal courthouse blocks from the World Trade Center site in Manhattan is getting a $10.4 million security boost, more than a decade after the Sept.
Capitol Hill: Will the Nation's First Strategic Freight Plan be Multi-Modal?
Congress is joining U.S. DOT in committing more resources to a national freight plan , a more strategic way of moving goods than the current haphazard and fragmented current approach.
Sat May 04, 2013
Family Equality Council's Night at the Pier Honors Windsor Lawyer
Christina Ricci, Melissa Etheridge and the entire cast of the Tony-nominated "Kinky Boots" were among the many who gave standing ovations at Pier 60 on New York's chic Westside as actor/producer Dan Bucatinsky, former Family Equality Council Executive Director Jennifer Chrisler and United States vs.
Thu May 02, 2013
LGBT Groups Respond to Conservative Threats Rejecting Inclusive Immigration Reform
LGBT families and same-sex couples will most likely not be included in 884 pages of immigration reform legislation dubbed the "Gang of Eight Bill," expected to be introduced in the Senate next week.
Pentagon Awards Surge 71% in March as Congress Eases Budget Blow
Flight delays aren't the only high-profile problem created by budget sequestration.
Wed May 01, 2013
No DOMA repeal bill until court decision
According to sources, Rep. Jerrold Nadler has decided to hold off on introducing the Respect for Marriage Act until after the court rules on DOMA.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Overnight Health: Gop pulls ObamaCare bill
House Republicans couldn't put together enough votes Wednesday for a bill that would have propped up one ObamaCare program while cutting another.