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  • The Hill: Dems urge Trump to enact 'tough and smart' cyber policy
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    By Joe Uchill A group of more than 30 Democratic lawmakers is urging President Trump to adopt "a tough and smart" policy on cybersecurity. The lawmakers, members of The New Democrat Coalition, sent a letter to Trump this week "to highlight the importance of making smart cybersecurity investments, which will more than pay off in the long run." The letter pushes for increased spending on federal IT, academic research and curricula, and critical infrastructure security as well as a "strengthening"... Read more

  • Homeland Security Today: What Has DHS Done To Examine, Improve Vetting, House HS Committee Member Wants To Know
    Posted in In the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    By Homeland Security Today Staff Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly was asked Tuesday for information about directives in Trump’s original January 27 Executive Order, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which weren’t affected by the court's temporary restraining order (TRO). On February 3, a federal court issued a TRO preventing the enforcement of five specific sections of the original Executive Order, but several provisions of the ... Read more

  • Newsday: Rep. Kathleen Rice presses for review of immigrant vetting procedures
    Posted in In the News on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    By Tom Brune WASHINGTON — Rep. Kathleen Rice on Tuesday asked whether President Donald Trump’s administration has begun its review of how refugees and citizens of Muslim-majority nations are vetted, the issue that led Trump to impose a temporary travel ban on Jan. 27. Rice (D-Garden City), a House Homeland Security Committee member, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asking for an update on what the administration has accomplished in the 39 days since the president ordered ... Read more

  • Patch: Island Park's Austin Boulevard Set For Major Improvement
    Posted in In the News on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Alex Costello Austin Boulevard in Island Park, which has for years been a topic of concern in the community, is finally getting its long-awaited improvements this year. According to the schedule of work released by the state's Department of Transportation, Austin Boulevard is set to receive a $5.4 million renovation in 2017. The road has been the site of many accidents -- and some fatalities -- over the years. For years, residents of Island Park have been voicing concerns about how dangerous... Read more

  • News 12: LIers voice concerns on country's direction at Rice town hall
    Posted in In the News on March 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    MINEOLA - Hundreds of Long Islanders expressed concerns and asked questions about U.S. policies at a town hall meeting hosted Saturday by Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice. About 400 residents gathered at the Mineola event, where many voiced serious concerns and questions about the current direction of the country. "I'm worried about the environment," said Charlene Hoey, of Wantagh. "I'm worried about social justice. I'm worried about health care." "We are all frustrated with the gridlock in Washin... Read more

  • The Takeaway: Gun Control: Obama's Biggest Policy Failing?
    Posted in In the News on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Preventing Gun Violence

    Click here to listen to this segment Barack Obama described the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, back in December 2012, as the worst day of his presidency. Following the massacre, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults, the president pushed for sweeping changes to the nation’s gun control laws. Statistics show that gun crime is significantly higher in the United States than in other comparable countries. Ultimately, President Obama did no... Read more

  • LI Herald: Nassau Planned Parenthood braces for possible federal defunding
    Posted in In the News on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Julie Mansmann Planned Parenthood of Nassau County’s staff and supporters said that they are concerned that the Republican-majority chambers of Congress will soon move to strip health centers affiliated with the organization of all federal funding. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, told reporters on Jan. 5 that efforts to defund the organization “would be in our reconciliation bill,” referring to a special type of legislation that would need only a simple Senate majority ... Read more

  • News 12: Congressional Democrats rally to protect health care programs
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    NEW CASSEL - Long Island's Congressional Democrats led a rally Sunday to help protect critical health care programs amid the Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The rally was held at the "Yes We Can" Center in New Cassel. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) criticized Republicans for saying they will "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act without actually presenting a plan to put in its place. Meanwhile, Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi, of Glen Cove, urged residents to keep an op... Read more

  • FiOS: Activists, lawmakers protest efforts by Republicans to repeal ACA without replacement
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Enzo Domingo The message was loud and clear this morning in Newark as elected officials gathered to rally in support of the Affordable Care Act, which is under threat of being repealed and replaced by congress. U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined Representatives Bill Pascrell, Bonnie Watson Coleman, and others to unite their voice to speak on behalf of some of the estimated 20 Americans who will risk losing so much without health insurance. While Rebecca McDonough says she's... Read more

  • Newsday: Hundreds attend rally in New Cassel to support Affordable Care Act
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Scott Eidler About 1,500 people rallied in New Cassel on Sunday against efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and against Republican threats to defund Planned Parenthood. The rally, among 34 promoted by Planned Parenthood across the country this weekend, was held at the Yes We Can Community Center in New Cassel. The rally came days after both houses of Congress approved budgets that laid the groundwork for repealing President Obama’s signature health care law. President-elect Donald Trum... Read more

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