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Mid Hudson News: MTA Board approves congestion pricing; Ryan and Lawler slam decision

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The MTA Board Wednesday approved its congestion pricing plan that means vehicles driving south of 60th Street in Manhattan will be charged $15. Congressman Pat Ryan (D, NY-18) blasted the decision saying it will hurt Hudson Valley residents who commute to the Big Apple. Congressman Mike Lawler (R, NY-17) was also critical of the move. “For decades, the MTA has systematically…

Journal News: Clarkstown gets almost $2.5 million in federal funding for 2 flood-prone areas

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The federal government has chipped in nearly $2.5 million toward mitigating two flood-prone areas in town. The town government will get $2.1 million for its plans to curb flooding in the Jeffrey Court area in West Nyack. The New York State Thruway Authority will get $375,000 toward a study to create plans to alleviate flooding across Route 59 during heavy rain that forces closure of the…

Op-Ed: Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi: Mike Lawler is a friend to local law enforcement. Don't be fooled.

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Regarding "Lawler defends bipartisan budget vote despite cut to federal law enforcement,", March 11: I was shocked to read the recent column by David McKay Wilson that tacitly attacked Rep. Mike Lawler for voting with all but one of his New York House colleagues to keep the government open and funded. State and local law enforcement actually received over $58 million…

LTE: Examiner News: Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi: Lawler’s Efforts to Raise SALT Cap Were Greatly Appreciated

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Here in Mount Pleasant, we have communities that are severely impacted by the unfair cap on state and local taxes (SALT). I was glad to see that Congressman Lawler was able to force the SALT Marriage Penalty Elimination Act through the Rules Committee, forcing a vote on the floor of the House on whether the bill should be considered for a formal vote. However, when the rule came up for…

LTE: Examiner News: Mary Pat Campbell: Washington Needs More of Lawler’s Bipartisan Approach

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I must express my admiration for Congressman Mike Lawler’s handling of current key problems with the Defending Borders, Defending Democracies Act. He has masterfully struck a balance between strengthening our national borders and extending a helping hand to our allies through foreign aid while working in a bipartisan fashion. By setting aside $60 billion for our military…

Homeland Prep News: Defending Borders, Defending Democracies Act proposes border changes, appropriations for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

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Homeland Prep Writeup

With the introduction of the Defending Borders, Defending Democracies Act recently, a bipartisan mix of representatives are pushing for year-long authorities to secure the United States-Mexico border and provide $66.32 billion for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. This latest attempt to both solve border concerns and simultaneously fund U.S. allies was introduced by U.S. Reps. Brian…


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...we applaud Lawler for his efforts to highlight the issue.... “When I came to Congress, the very first bill I introduced was the SALT Marriage Penalty Elimination Act to provide immediate tax relief to hard working middle class families throughout the Hudson Valley. Over the last 13 months, I fought tirelessly, including with members of my own party, to get a bill to the floor to…

Washington Examiner: Biden official pressed by Lawler over ActBlue fundraising for anti-Israel group

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Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) sought information in a Wednesday hearing from a top Treasury Departmentofficial on why the agency has stonewalled investigating top Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue for boosting an anti-Israel group accused of being linked to terrorism. In September 2023, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asked the FBI and Treasury Department to review…

Rockland Daily: Village of Kaser Opens Much Anticipated Passport Application Center Thanks to Efforts of Congressman Lawler's Office

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RD Kaser

The Village of Kaser is opening its doors today to passport applicants after years of working to achieve this monumental goal. "I am thrilled that the State Department has finally approved the Village of Kaser's request to process passport applications after twelve long years - a measure which will significantly reduce wait times and improve the quality of service for tens of thousands…

Rockland County Times: Lawler, Beyer and Pingree introduce bipartisan bill to improve soil health and sustainability

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U.S. Representatives Mike Lawler (R-NY), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Innovative Practices for Soil Health Act, bipartisan legislation to improve soil health on farms and support sustainable alternatives to annual agriculture by improving United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation programs to ensure they are better able to support farmers…