I want to express my deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Police Officer Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, who tragically passed away earlier today after being fatally shot in a heinous and senseless attack. This is another sobering reminder of the daily dangers faced by our men and women in blue while on duty. Let's keep Officer Familia, her three beloved children, her loved ones and all members of our City's Police Department in our thoughts and prayers on this sad day. Today, without a doubt, our City has lost one of its Finest.
Happy Fourth of July! On this day, as we commemorate our country's 241st year of independence, let's celebrate our achievements and the milestones we have been able to reach while committing ourselves to continue working together to make our union stronger, more equal and more just for all of us. Hope you are celebrating such a special day safely and enjoying spending time with family and friends!
"I'm deeply saddened and disturbed by today's fatal shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. This senseless tragedy that has left our borough and our City in mourning, did not only take the life of a female doctor but left six others injured, some of them in critical condition. I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and wish a swift physical and emotional recovery to those affected by this traumatic event. However, in the midst of this horrific tragedy, we are reminded of the many acts of heroism displayed today. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of our first responders including the NYPD, especially police officers from the 44th and 46th Precinct, the FDNY and the EMT, for the courage and professionalism displayed under the most strenuous of circumstances. Further, I want to express my profound appreciation to the doctors, nurses and personnel at Bronx Lebanon for their work in putting their patients out of harm's way. It is indeed a very sad day for our City."
With our City facing an unrelenting affordable housing crisis, I am deeply concerned with the decision made by the Rent Guidelines Board to increase the rents for one and two year leases on rent stabilized apartments. These increases will exacerbate what is already a serious financial strain on outer borough residents, particularly those in the Bronx, whose housing security depends on rent-stabilized apartments. We need to continue fighting to implement common sense measures that will protect tenants and our affordable housing stock in the short and long term and this includes not worsening the financial burden on these tenants by further raising rents, which they can barely afford now. Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition New Settlement Apartments Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA)
Did you know what New York City is doing to turn food waste into something that actually helps the environment? Watch the fascinating video that the The New York Times did, highlighting the wonderful job the New York City Department of Sanitation Organics Recycling Program is doing.
I would like to extend my gratitude to Jose for his many contributions to our country and for proudly serving in our military. I hope that you see yourself, your family, friends, co-workers, and community reflected in his story. Jose exemplifies what is already great about this country. #ImmigrantHeritageMonth #TheirStoryToShare
The WOTUS Clean Water Rule was another example of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. trying to run Kansas farms and ranches. Our state is a leader in water innovation, and Kansans have come together through community-led water preservation efforts spurred by our 50-year Water Vision. Our farmers and ranchers know best how to steward their water. We appreciate that President Trump and the EPA will now let our farmers farm and ranchers ranch.
If you are a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) resident pursuing an undergraduate degree at any CUNY college, you may be eligible to apply for the NYCHA – CUNY Resident Scholarship. Approximately 10 scholarships will be awarded to eligible NYCHA residents. Scholarship recipients will receive a $1,000.00 award. The application deadline is June 30, 2017. To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit the scholarship website.
While this is welcome news, the healthcare of millions in our country is still in limbo. Republicans have been attempting to repeal and replace ObamaCare for seven years. It's just sad that at this point they are willing to undermine the needs of their constituents just to claim a "political victory."
Honored to join Public Advocate Letitia James at an important hearing to discuss the harmful bills put forth by Republicans in Congress in order to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and their potential impact to New York State. Watch it live now by clicking on the link below. #PeoplesHealth
The verdict is in: every healthcare version the GOP has presented is STILL terrible for the American people and leaves 22-23 MILLION people UNINSURED. I urge our Senators to stand up for their constituents and vote no on the "Better Care Act." Share if you agree!
This month marks Immigrant Heritage Month. An opportunity to highlight the contributions immigrants and their families make to this country. With increasing anti-immigrant sentiments and policies, now more than ever we must stand united. Southern Arizona is a microcosm of cultures, languages and traditions. It is a community that thrives on diversity and inclusion and one that I'm very proud to represent in Congress. As this month comes to an end, it is important to show the real faces of Immigrants and their families in our community. These individuals have proven that despite hardships and struggles to get here, the US has afforded them with opportunities they could not have elsewhere. Their contributions to our country makes us stronger and worthy of being the great democracy we strive for on a daily basis. I hope that you see yourself, your family, friends, co-workers, and community reflected in these videos. Their stories demonstrate what is already great about this country. #ImmigrantHeritageMonth #TheirStoryToShare
Hunger and food insecurity continue to be serious problems affecting too many New Yorkers especially in communities such as the ones I represent. Starting on June 29th, the New York City Department of Education Summer Meals Program will provide free breakfast and lunch to children - ages 18 years and under - at participating public schools, community pool centers, NYCHA complexes, and other locations around the five boroughs. No registration, documentation, or identification is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal. Click on link below to learn more information. #SummerMealsProgram
This legislative session made history, but for all the wrong reasons. Passing the largest tax hike in state history, this legislature passed the biggest budget in state history—and they’ve already spent every dime. The legislature—despite borrowing and delaying payments—chose to spend over $200 million in new spending on top of increased funding for schools. This budget pays for a legislative wish list on the backs of working Kansans. This session marks a drastic departure from fiscal restraint. I trust that future legislatures will return to a pro-growth orientation that will once again set Kansas on the path toward becoming the best state in America to raise a family and grow a business.
Today marks the anniversary of 4 landmark SCOTUS rulings for #LGBT equality. I proudly join our LGBT family, friends and community in celebrating and recognizing that the fight for true equality continues. #EqualityDay
This budget, passed on the 113th day of the legislative session, unnecessarily increases government spending in several areas and fails to adopt common sense cost saving measures identified by the legislature’s own efficiency study. However, I am signing the budget, despite my concerns about excessive spending, to avoid a break in core functions of government and to provide state workers with well-deserved pay increases.
Happy to have joined Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, Richard N. Gottfried, Stonewall Democrats | NYC as we celebrate the 48th NYC Pride (The NYC LGBT Pride Organizer) March. The main purpose of this parade has always been to celebrate together our progress and to encourage the LGBTQ community and its supporters to keep fighting on making the world a more equal place for countless Americans and individuals around the world. With the current administration constantly trying to erase our progress, we need to support the LGBTQ community more than ever. It is extremely important for the LGBTQ community and its supporters to get out there and take action. #WeArePride
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This morning, Senate Republicans released the working draft of their "effort" to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It comes as no surprise that the "Better Care Reconciliation Act" is as devastating and cruel as the recently passed American Healthcare Act. This so-called healthcare bill shows Senate Republicans' true colors and the lengths they will go to strip away health coverage from the sickest and the poorest in our country, while giving the wealthiest Americans a massive tax break. To read my statement in full, please click on link below. #ACARepealBill #SenateRepublicans #AHCA
For seven years we have heard Republicans gloat about their vision of a healthcare bill. Now that the Senate and House version are public, we come to see that the healthcare plan is merely a scheme to give the wealthy a huge tax break and never really about the health or well-being of our constituents. It charges elderly patients five times as much as younger patients. It cuts essential health coverage for women. It forces states and emergency rooms to absorb the disastrous impact of dismantling Medicaid, which provides coverage for nearly 69 million low-income individuals, seniors and those with disabilities across all congressional districts. Instead of dismantling the progress we have made, it’s time to recognize that healthcare is an inalienable right, not a commodity that few can afford. Read my full statement here: goo.gl/fPD2uP