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Congressman Pete King

Representing the 2nd District of New York

In The News

Apr 15, 2009 In The News

The American Legion on Tuesday criticized a new Homeland Security report as unfairly stereotyping veterans by suggesting that some soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan could be recruited by right-wing extremists to participate in violent actions.

Apr 13, 2009 In The News


ALEXANDRIA, Va. - President Obama hasn't said where he wants to move Guantanamo Bay's terror detainees, but a Virginia jail is making beds just in case.

Apr 13, 2009 In The News

As the House and Senate debated the budget earlier this month, Rahm Emanuel's spacious West Wing office took on the feel of a legislative bazaar.

Apr 2, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON - African-American boxing legend Jack Johnson could get a posthumous pardon if President Obama heeds a resolution offered Wednesday by former foe John McCain and Long Island GOP Rep. Pete King.

Apr 2, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON - African-American boxing legend Jack Johnson could get a posthumous pardon if President Obama heeds a resolution offered Wednesday by former foe John McCain and Long Island GOP Rep. Pete King.

Apr 2, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON - The outspoken, handsome and daring boxer Jack Johnson paid a steep price for becoming the first black heavyweight world champion by knocking out a white opponent a century ago.

Apr 2, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain and Rep. Peter King of Long Island yesterday announced they were introducing legislation calling on the nation's first black president to pardon its first black heavyweight champ.
 

Apr 1, 2009 In The News

A New York congressman says Guantanamo prisoners shouldn't be put on trial in New York near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Apr 1, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON - Sponsors of a bill to reopen the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund for thousands of ailing Ground Zero first responders and workers predicted Tuesday that the House would pass the long-sought legislation this year.

Apr 1, 2009 In The News


Sen. John McCain wants a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, who became the nation's first black heavyweight boxing champion 100 years before Barack Obama became its first black president.

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