Amtrak offers riders a cost-effective way to travel throughout the country.
Transportation spending is a win-win proposition.
We need to get serious about combating gang violence on Long Island, and the entire nation.
Inflation outstripped real wages for people who work for pay from others.
In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age.
As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations.
However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration's policies force inflation.
A healthy Amtrak is an integral part of New York and the Nation's economy and transportation systems.
The Long Island Sound is an environmentally unique estuary that needs to be protected.
The people who do not get jobs are often the most vulnerable in our society, and joblessness is a terrible plight for anyone who suffers from it.
We need to send a clear message to gang members that violent crime will not be tolerated.
Foreign trade clearly has been a reason why inflation has been low.
Real economic stimulus comes from real investment.
In addition to joblessness, of course, by the working of supply and demand, when you have a larger number of people unemployed, wages do not rise at the normal level, so that we had last year a drop in real wages.
This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.
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