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NBC News: Congress demands answers from Secret Service after Trump assassination attempt

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Top leaders in Congress quickly unified to rebuke a failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump at a Saturday rally, demanding briefings and planning investigations into the incident that left the former president injured. “Congress will do a full investigation of the tragedy yesterday to determine where there were lapses in security and anything else that the American people…

Jewish Insider: House lawmakers urge administration to ‘immediately’ nominate Abraham Accords ambassador

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Jewish Insider Abraham Accords Letter

33 lawmakers said Biden should name an envoy ‘as soon as possible,’ adding that they’re aware of no progress in that direction A bipartisan group of 33 House lawmakers wrote to President Joe Biden on Thursday urging him to “immediately” nominate an ambassador-level envoy for the Abraham Accords and Middle East normalization, a position established by Congress late last…

LTE: Examiner News: Gabrielle: Hochul Giving Up on Commuter Tax is Too Little, Too Late

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We recently saw Kathy Hochul and Albany Democrats finally give up on the so-called “congestion pricing plan” they’ve been trying to shove down our throats. They abandoned their plan to charge drivers $15 to enter lower Manhattan. Before we start applauding this decision, however, there are a few questions worth asking. We can assume this decision wasn’t made because of the consistent…

JNS: Israeli-born, US pro baseball player finds success in home debut for New York Boulders

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Assaf Lowengart, who played for Team Israel in the Olympics, thrilled fans in his first week with the independent league team. In his second at bat in his home debut at Clover Stadium in Pomona, N.Y., on June 20, Assaf Lowengart smacked a three-run home run to right field. In his next at bat, he doubled off the left field wall, stole third and scored on a passed ball. “It’s amazing to…

Putnam County Courier: Lawler Brings $10 Million to Putnam for Infrastructure Improvements

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Putnam County Congressman Mike Lawler delivered good news to municipalities throughout the county last Thursday in the form of federal dollars assuring clean drinking water, mitigating flooding, revitalizing downtown communities, providing critical resources for law enforcement, improving pedestrian safety and creating union jobs throughout the 17th Congressional District. With State…

Patch: Lawler Announces $10M For Infrastructure Projects In Putnam County

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He was joined by local officials at Carmel Town Hall on Thursday. PUTNAM COUNTY, NY — More than $10 million in federal infrastructure funding will come to Putnam County from the Fiscal Year 2024 budget, with projects in every town in the county receiving an investment, U.S. Rep. Mike Lawler announced Thursday at a news conference in Carmel.  "The two funding bills we passed that…

Mid Hudson News: Lawler brings $10 million to Putnam County for infrastructure improvements

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Hudson Valley Congressman Michael Lawler (R, NY-17) delivered good news to municipalities throughout the Putnam County Thursday in the form of federal dollars assuring clean drinking water, mitigating flooding, revitalizing downtown communities, providing critical resources for law enforcement, improving pedestrian safety and creating union jobs throughout the region. “When I was elected…

Jewish Insider: Lawmakers urge administration to ‘expeditiously implement’ new Iran sanctions

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A new bipartisan letter calls on officials to enforce the SHIP Act and the Iran-China Energy Sanctions Act, passed into law in April A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Monday called on the administration to “expeditiously implement” stringent new Iran sanctions targeting the country’s oil exports to China that were passed into law earlier this year. The Stop Harboring…

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…

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…