Congressman Jerrold Nadler released the following statement on the successful passage last night of legislation to avert a fiscal cliff, provide tax reform, extend unemployment insurance, and postpone the massive spending cuts attached to sequestration.
“While this isn’t a perfect bill, it does provide reforms and certainty to our tax code and postpones painful spending cuts that our nation doesn’t need. This bill will prevent an immediate fiscal crisis, generate new revenue by asking the wealthiest among us pay a bit more in taxes, and extend unemployment benefits for the millions of people who depend on them.
“While there is still the looming threat of billions of dollars in cuts to our social safety net for kids, seniors, and the most vulnerable among us, we now have more time to try and avoid such a catastrophic outcome. We must work toward full economic recovery and provide genuine and immediate support for the American people. Then we must ensure that we never have another crisis in which the American economy is held hostage to advance the political demands of the most unreasonable and extremist Members of Congress.The simplest way to do that is to abolish the debt ceiling once-and-for-all, and I have introduced and will reintroduce legislation to do just that.”
It seems that prior to becoming a Congressman – and after leaving the FBI – Grimm tried to persuade a federal sentencing judge to show leniency to a New York developer with three bribery-related convictions, according to the Daily News.
Developer and reputed New York crime figure Thomas Kontogiannis was facing eight years for taking part in funneling a $1 million bribe to disgraced former California Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham. Continue Reading »
The following is a press release from the office of U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the senior Northeastern Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement on today’s expected introduction of H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act – the newest federal surface transportation bill designed to fund the nation’s infrastructure needs for five years:
“I am pleased that my Republican colleagues have finally introduced their surface transportation legislation, and I thank Chairman Mica for his important work. However, I am concerned by a number of aspects of this proposal, which falls short of addressing the nation’s most pressing and longstanding problems of Continue Reading »
What do you think? Should the judicial branch of government make a decision regarding the act’s constitutionality?
U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler represents New York’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, the Financial District and Battery Park City. In Brooklyn, the 8th District includes parts of Borough Park, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Seagate.
It’s still unclear whether Congress and President Obama will reach an agreement on raising the U.S. debt ceiling before the U.S. defaults on August 2, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler wants to try and get that ball rolling.
Yesterday, Nadler called on his colleagues in the House of Representatives to take “a simple vote on increasing the debt limit.” From the floor he declared that, rather than continuing in their battle over the budget, Congress should be tackling the country’s economic problems- namely employment, as well as conducting normal day-to-day business.
The Congressman also remarked that the House Republicans’ proposal to cut spending was a potential danger to the economy.