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Representative Lawler Leads Bipartisan Letter of Over 40 Colleagues Urging Implementation of New Iranian Oil Sanctions

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Yesterday, Representatives Mike Lawler (R-NY-17), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05), and Jared Moskowitz (D-FL-23) led a bipartisan letter, signed by more than three dozen of their colleagues from both parties, urging the Biden Administration to implement new sanctions on Iranian petroleum.  Last year, Representatives Lawler and Moskowitz introduced the SHIP Act requiring the…

Representatives Lawler, Langworthy, and More Than a Dozen Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Secure the Northern Border and Require Biden Administration to Act

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On Friday, Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) joined Nick Langworthy (NY-23) and more than a dozen colleagues to introduce the Northern Border Security Enhancement and Review Act (H.R. 8734) to address escalating security concerns at the U.S.-Canada border, ensuring enhanced oversight and accountability from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Congressman Lawler stated, “In the…

Congressman Mike Lawler Releases Statement Following Bipartisan Passage of NDAA

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Today, Congressman Mike Lawler released a statement following the bipartisan passage of the National Defense Authorization Act. The FY2025 NDAA includes a significant pay raise for our troops and billions in funding for new military construction such as housing, childcare centers, and schools. The bill also supports our allies Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine, and confronts our most…

Congressman Mike Lawler Releases Statement Praising Supreme Court's Decision to Protect Access to Mifepristone

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Today, Congressman Mike Lawler praised the Supreme Court’s decision to protect access to mifepristone. “As I said when running for Congress, I do not support any efforts to establish a national ban on abortion, whether it be through Congress or through the judicial system,” said Congressman Lawler. “The Supreme Court’s decision today to preserve access to mifepristone is an important one…

USA Today: In NYC congestion pricing fight, suburban voters trumped infrastructure investment

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If you want to understand why the massive, multi-billion-dollar congestion pricing toll plan to fix New York City’s transit system crashed in a giant bureaucratic heap last week, it’s helpful to turn back the clock to a Thursday 17 months ago. Jan. 19, 2023 was an otherwise ordinary day except for the two men who met for a joint press conference on a rain-soaked corner in Fort…

Protests, Free Speech, and Antisemitism on College Campuses

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Last month, the House of Representatives passed my bill, the Antisemitism Awareness Act, with overwhelming support by a vote of 320 to 91. The legislation requires the Department of Education to consider the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism and its contemporary examples when investigating discrimination cases on college campuses. This…

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…