Schneiderman issues statement on sanctuary jurisdictions

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement:

“Despite what Attorney General Sessions implied this afternoon, state and local governments and law enforcement have broad authority under the Constitution to not participate in federal immigration enforcement.

“As my office’s legal guidance makes clear, President Trump lacks the constitutional authority to broadly cut off funding […]

Members release legal analysis pointing to provision’s unconstitutionality

Legislators: GOP bill to single out New Yorkers represents worst of Washington

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), House Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), and House Judiciary Committee Members Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released a legal […]

Tenney votes to support 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill

Claudia Tenney

Measure Appropriates $577.9 Billion for the 2017 Fiscal Year

Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) voted in support of H.R.1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017. This measure would appropriate $577.9 billion in discretionary defense spending for the 2017 fiscal year, providing $5.2 billion more than in 2016.

“National Security is […]

Schneiderman announces he will join lawsuit against new immigration ban

Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that he will join the lawsuit in the Western District of Washington against President Trump’s immigration ban.

On Monday, Attorney General Schneiderman will formally join Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and fellow attorneys general in the suit. Today, the plaintiffs […]

Schneiderman highlights local impacts of Trump environmental budget cuts

President Trump’s Proposed Cuts Would Gut Basic Protections –Endangering Public Drinking Water On Which 95% Of NY’ers Rely, Slashing Great Lakes Restoration Funding By 97%, And More

Schneiderman: If EPA Fails To Meet Its Legal Obligations Of A Clean, Safe, & Healthy Environment, I Won’t Hesitate To Use The Full Power Of My Office […]

Tenney supports Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision on operation of FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant

Claudia Tenney

Decision allows Exelon to take over operation of the Oswego County Facility

Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) announced her support of the decision passed down by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that approves the transfer of James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant’s operating license from Entergy Corp. to Exelon. Last year, FitzPatrick […]

Gillibrand issues statement on Trump’s new immigration order

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s updated Executive Order barring immigration from six majority Muslim countries:

“President Trump’s updated Executive Order is still coldhearted, discriminatory and detrimental to our security. This order is antithetical to our American values and what the Statue of Liberty […]

DiNapoli issues statement on new immigration ban

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s latest Executive Order:

“Today’s Executive Order still cuts at who we are as Americans and New Yorkers,” New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said. “Immigrants are important to the fabric of our communities and the state’s economy. Policies that […]

Schneiderman issues statement on Trump immigration ban

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement:

“Courts across the country have made clear: President Trump is not above the Constitution.

While the White House may have made changes to the ban, the intent to discriminate against Muslims remains clear. This doesn’t just harm the families caught in the chaos of President Trump’s […]

Schneiderman issues statement on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement:

“Attorney General Sessions – our nation’s top law enforcement official – appears to have lied under oath, which in and of itself is disqualifying.

“The fact that he lied about contact with the Russian government while seeking confirmation to lead the Department of Justice, which is […]

Gillibrand issues statement on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions March 2:

“It’s clear that Attorney General Sessions gave false testimony under oath at his hearing. This should disqualify him from leading the Justice Department.

“Between Attorney General Sessions’s false testimony and the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman […]

CNY Citizen Action joins 2,000 groups to call on Congress to protect domestic programs from cuts

Calls on representatives Tenney, Stefanik and Katko to reject harsh cuts to non-defense discretionary spending: While we were dreaming, Trump stole what we’ll need when we wake up

Deep cuts to domestic spending to fuel increases in defense expenditures make American dreams impossible to become realities.

Today, the Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc. […]