Congressman Pete King

Representing the 2nd District of New York

In The News

Feb 4, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ultimate Fighting Championship has come to Washington to engage in the city's ultimate sport: lobbying.

Jan 29, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON - For Long Island's four House Democrats, the $819-billion economic recovery package that they helped their party approve in Congress yesterday was a must-pass bill, its spending and tax cuts needed to get things moving again.

Jan 29, 2009 In The News

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., introduced the Jobs for Veterans Act, H.R. 620, into Congress on Jan. 22. His bill offers a tax incentive to businesses that hire Iraq and Afghanistan veterans - a win-win plan to help veterans and businesses get through the tough economy.

Jan 28, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON - President Obama is poised to vault over his biggest legislative hurdle Wednesday when the House is expected to pass his $825 billion stimulus package, with or without the Republican minority.

Jan 28, 2009 In The News

A bill forcing cellphone cameras to make a sound when taking shots has been introduced in Congress, with its sponsor citing voyeuristic and exploitative picture-taking as the reason behind it.

Jan 28, 2009 In The News

Just as talk gets serious about cutting U.S. troop levels in Iraq, Congress also appears to be getting serious about providing limited free mailing privileges so that letters and small packages can be sent by friends and family to deployed service members.

Jan 27, 2009 In The News

High-flying Citigroup executives, trying desperately to hang on to their new, $50 million luxury jet, took heavy flak yesterday from the White House and Congress after The Post revealed how the beleaguerred bank is blowing taxpayers' rescue funds.

Jan 23, 2009 In The News

President Obama yesterday issued orders to close the controversial Guantanamo Bay military prison that houses the plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks - sparking outrage from families of World Trade Center victims.

Jan 15, 2009 In The News

Despite coming of age at a time of war and during one of the worst economic downturns in American history, many Long Island high school students seem resoundingly optimistic about the "audacity of hope" Barack Obama brings to the presidency.

Jan 14, 2009 In The News

They came this time in twos and threes, with spouses, children and grandchildren, with small groups of friends — all in the hope of sending a message that American Jews stand with Israel in its battle with Hamas, the faction of Islamic militants that rules Gaza.