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Congressman Lawler and New York Members Hold Former Governor Andrew Cuomo Accountable for his Disastrous Handling of COVID-19 in New York Nursing Homes

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Yesterday, Representative Mike Lawler (NY-17) held a press conference with House Oversight Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) alongside New York Representatives Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Anthony D'Esposito (NY-04), Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Claudia Tenney (NY-24), Marc Molinaro (NY-19), Brandon Williams (NY-22), and Nick Langworthy…

Representatives Mike Lawler and Adriano Espaillat Introduce New Bipartisan Legislation Addressing Community Mental Health

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Yesterday, Representatives Mike Lawler (NY-17) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) introduced the Community Mental Wellness Worker Training Act, a consequential piece of legislation aimed at increasing the availability of mental health services and providing adequate care to underserved communities. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated one in five U.S.…

Congressman Lawler Responds to Hamas' Rejection of Yet Another Ceasefire Deal

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Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) issued the following response to reports that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire deal presented by the Biden Administration.  "It should come as no shock that Hamas, which violated eight ceasefires in fifteen years leading up to the deadly October 7th terrorist attack, has rejected yet another ceasefire offer," said Congressman…

NY Post: How powerful forces ‘from left to right’ came together to stop NYC’s controversial congestion pricing

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An extraordinarily broad coalition of powerful people who often don’t see eye to eye joined forces and prompted Gov. Kathy Hochul to blink and scuttle the controversial $15 congestion toll for Midtown. Key players detailed pivotal moments that fueled the groundswell of opposition — while The Post’s campaign against the badly misguided plan crucially kept the issue…

Representatives Lawler, Norcross, Smith, and Stevens Introduce Bipartisan Warehouse Worker Protection Act

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Yesterday, Representative Mike Lawler (R-NY-17) joined Representatives Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01), Chris Smith (R-NJ-04), and Haley Stevens (D-MI-11) in introducing the bipartisan Warehouse Worker Protection Act to improve safety by requiring companies with large warehouses to disclose quotas to workers and prohibiting quotas that interfere with health and safety. The Department…

Journal News: Mike Lawler backs federal bill to ban parole for killers of sex assault victims under 18

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Key Points The bill is called the 'Paula Bohovesky and Joan D'Alessandro Act.' The bill would extend the current law that bans parole if a murder victim is 14 or younger. A murderer couldn't win release if the charge involved a sexual offense against a victim under age 18. Two notorious Hudson Valley murders decades ago have fostered another push to extend a federal…

Congressman Mike Lawler Blasts Hochul's Blatant Election-Year Congestion Pricing Stunt

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Today, Congressman Mike Lawler released the following statement after it was reported that Governor Kathy Hochul was examining a pause or delay to congestion pricing. Instead, it appears the Governor is examining a new tax on New York City businesses to make up for lost revenue from congestion pricing, showing that this was never about congestion, but rather always about more money for…

Congressman Mike Lawler Heralds Passage of PFAS Registry Act in Mil-Con-VA Appropriations Bill

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Today, the House passed the PFAS Registry Act, which Congressman Mike Lawler (R-NY-17) introduced alongside Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Annie Kuster (D-NH-02), as part of the FY25 funding bill for military construction and veterans affairs. A Senate companion bill is led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). This bill is the latest of a long line…

Journal News: Hochul wants to delay congestion pricing days before start: What's behind the about-face?

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Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday she's putting on hold a controversial $15 toll on Manhattan drivers that was set to start this month out of concern for its impact on struggling New Yorkers and New York City's post-pandemic recovery. The congestion-pricing toll was due to begin on June 30 after years of planning, even as several lawsuits by New Jersey and other opponents…

Politico: Schumer’s Israel views under scrutiny

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A House Republican facing a tough reelection fight is using Chuck Schumer as a political foil. Rep. Mike Lawler urged attendees of the Jerusalem Post’s annual conference in Manhattan Monday to pressure the Senate majority leader into bringing the Antisemitism Awareness Act to the Senate floor. “Right now, that is sitting on Chuck Schumer’s desk, the highest-ranking Jewish…