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Senator Grisanti Nominates Matthew Mondoux to Senate Veterans’ Hall Of Fame

Senator Grisanti Nominates Matthew Mondoux to Senate Veterans’ Hall Of Fame

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced  that he is nominating Niagara Falls resident, Matthew Mondoux, to the New York Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from across the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.  The Hall of Fame provides an expression of our gratitude and admiration for their meritorious service to our nation.

Matthew Mondoux was in the Army National Guard for over 10 years serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He received numerous awards for his service including the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Army Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood

Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood

On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, the people of Egypt led a campaign of non violent civil resistance against the 30 year regime of dictator, President Hosni Mubarak.

Hany Ghoraba, a journalist, businessman and political analyst in Cairo, describes on live audio, the years preceding, during and up to present Egypt, focusing on The Egyptian Revolution:


Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood

 

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian activist, public speaker and advocate of non violent resistance,  shared his account through photos HERE.
 

Grisanti Introduces New Medicaid Fraud Technology That Will Save Taxpayers $5 Billion

Grisanti Introduces New Medicaid Fraud Technology That Will Save Taxpayers $5 Billion

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today unveiled new biometric technology during a midday press conference that will combat Medicaid fraud in New York State. Grisanti’s co-sponsorship of bill S.4384 establishes the Medicaid identification and anti-fraud technology program utilizing the science of measuring human body characteristics like fingerprinting for authentication purposes. 

This legislation will require the Department of Health to develop and implement a program using biometric technologies in hospitals, clinics and pharmacies for the purpose of fighting fraud in the Medicaid program by having patients and providers verify their identity prior to payment being made.  

NY Senate Passes Grisanti Law Criminalizing Concealment Of Human Corpse

NY Senate Passes Grisanti Law Criminalizing Concealment Of Human Corpse

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that the New York State Senate has voted to pass the Bill S6489 which makes it a crime to conceal a death by knowingly moving or otherwise hiding a human corpse so that discovery of the death will be hindered.    The bill known as “Amanda Lynn’s law” would make the commission of this crime a D Felony up from a misdemeanor for the improper disposal of a dead body.

“I am pleased that the Senate has voted to pass this law in honor of Amanda Lynn.  Current law is totally inadequate for the seriousness of the crime of improperly disposing of a human being.  With the passing of Amanda Lynn’s law anyone who attempts to move or conceal a body in the attempt to hinder its discovery will find the full weight of the legal system thrown at them,” said Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60).

President Praises Slaughter for Work to End Insider Trading in Congress

President Praises Slaughter for Work to End Insider Trading in Congress

A Statement Released by the Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Obama: “I know how proud she is to see this bill she championed finally become law.”

Slaughter: “Today marks a milestone in this country’s long fight to become a more perfect union.”

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today celebrated a major legislative accomplishment as President Barack Obama praised her six years of work to outlaw insider trading in Congress. Today as he signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act into law at the White House he said,

“I want to recognize Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and wish her a speedy recovery. She broke her leg yesterday so she can’t be here in person, but she’ll be okay. She first introduced the STOCK Act in 2006 and I know how proud she is to see this bill that she championed finally become law.”

Slaughter to Join President Obama for STOCK Act Bill Signing

Slaughter to Join President Obama for STOCK Act Bill Signing

A Statement from the Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Presidential Signing Ceremony To Take Place Wednesday, April 4

Rochester, NY– Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today announced that she will join President Barack Obama at the White House for the Presidential signing of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act on Wednesday, April 4.

The bill signing at the White House celebrates a major legislative victory for Slaughter who fought a six-year, uphill battle to end insider trading in Congress and bring transparency and accountability to those who serve at the highest levels of power.

Background on Hochul's EPA Letter: Great Lakes Danger Zones?

Background on Hochul's EPA Letter: Great Lakes Danger Zones?

Here's some background on Congresswoman Kathy Hochul's letter today to the USEPA that Patrick Klinck posted here:

http://niagarafalls.wgrz.com/news/politics/63929-hochul-calls-epa-speed-...

While the accompanying articles from Public Integrity and US News may seem dated (2008), they are still the same concerns expressed today by Congresswoman Hochul for all in the 18-Mile Creek watershed and the Great Lakes Areas Of Concern.

Back in 2008, this controversy surrounded then President Bush's decision to not allow the release of these preliminary findings from The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC -- ATSDR).

Bootlegged Report Spells Trouble For Eight States - [18-Mile Creek is mentioned specifically in the report.]