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Rangel Praises Passage of $50.4 Billion Sandy Disaster Aid Package

Rangel Praises Passage of $50.4 Billion Sandy Disaster Aid Package

January 15, 2013

“The many families and small businesses in the tri-state area that were affected by Superstorm Sandy have been waiting for almost three months for us to act. The aid provided in this package comes not a moment too soon and it will enable communities to continue their recovery efforts.”

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Rangel: Fiscal Cliff Averted is a Victory for American Families & the Economy

Rangel: Fiscal Cliff Averted is a Victory for American Families & the Economy

January 1, 2013

“This was a make-or-break moment for 160 million Americans who would have seen their taxes increase by 2 percent if we did not reach this last minute deal. I’m relieved we were able to agree on a bipartisan solution that keeps income taxes low for the middle class and grows the economy.”

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2013 Inauguration Tickets

2013 Inauguration Tickets

Constituents of the 15th Congressional District May Place Their Requests Here For The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013

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Apply for Rangel Fellowship Program

Apply for Rangel Fellowship Program

October 9, 2012

“I'm very proud of the outstanding young students who are in or have completed the Rangel Fellowship program. Their backgrounds truly reflect what America looks like and I'm glad the world is able to see the beautiful mosaic that comprises our nation's diversity."

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Rangel Praises Passage of $50.4 Billion Sandy Disaster Aid Package

Washington, DC – Congressman Charles B. Rangel praised the passage of H.R. 152, The Sandy Disaster Relief Act, a disaster relief package that includes $50.4 billion in aid to those who were affected by Superstorm Sandy. The bill, which passed with a vote of 241-180, will...


Rangel Celebrates Korean American Day

"I'm happy to join more than two million Korean Americans to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of Korean American Day. Since the pioneers have arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 13, 1903, Koreans have played and continue to serve a vital role in shaping communities throughout our great Nation.


Rangel On Lew's Nomination As Treasury Secretary

“My dear friend and fellow New Yorker, Jack Lew is an excellent choice for Treasury Secretary. In the upcoming battles over the debt ceiling, sequestration, and deficit reduction, Jack's background will serve him well in the difficult negotiations that lie ahead of us."

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Side-by-Side Comparison of the President's Compromise with the Republican "Plan B"

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Getting Serious About Brain Injury

The following guest blog has been contributed by Patrick B. Donohue, Founder, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, www.TheBrainProject.orgAccording to a 2008 CDC study, 82.8 percent of male prisoners in Minnesota reported having had one or more brain injury over the...


Infographic: Deferred Action Requests Continue to Rise in Fourth Month

This infographic was originally published by the Center for American Progress on December 19, 2012:...


EPA Tightens Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution EPA Tightens Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution

"Toughening its air quality standards for soot released from automobile exhausts and power plants, the EPA says it's hoping to save thousands of lives each year, many in urban areas, and reduce the burden of illness in communities across the U.S. The EPA aims to reduce by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot, or fine particulate matter."


Nearly 60 Years After Armistice, Korean War Hasn't Ended

Fifty-nine years after the United States and the United Nations signed an armistice agreement with North Korea and China to end the three-year-old Korean War, all the parties to the war are still technically at war.


Silent Treatment for NYPD

Thousands of protesters marched in silence through Manhattan on Sunday in an effort to end the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk" policy, which they claim disproportionately affects young black and Latino men.

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Toward An AIDS-Free Generation

Today, many scientific advances have been made in the medical treatments for HIV/AIDS. There are also widespread efforts to understand the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Despite this, stigma and discrimination remain a reality for people living with HIV/AIDS. Many are still unaware about how to prevent infection.


Keeping The Dream Alive

America's immigration system is broken. Children are separated from their parents, husbands are separated from their wives, and businesses are suffering without efficient workers needed for economic stability. Immigrant families without a breadwinner are struggling to keep their heads above water. Our current archaic immigration policy is long-overdue for comprehensive reform that reflects our nation's core values.


Failing Our Troops

In the United States, suicide has become the seventh leading cause of death for men and the fifteenth for women. Every year, there are nearly a million suicide attempts. I am especially alarmed that veterans account for 20% of all suicides. Nearly eighteen veterans and one active-duty soldier take their lives each day. This is simply unacceptable.

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