Climate activists in New York rallied outside of local state and federal lawmakers offices on Wednesday to urge the approval of a multi-billion dollar investment in clean energy jobs in the state and across the U.S.
U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi from Long Island was among federal lawmakers rushed from the U.S. Capitol building to a secure location. He said protesters banged on the door to the House floor, and Capitol police had their guns drawn during his escape. Here’s his personal account:
New York Democratic Congressman Tom Suozzi said he will resubmit legislation in January under the new Biden administration to repeal a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions on federal tax returns, known as SALT.
On Long Island, federal lawmakers announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has revised its air traffic procedures for flights into New York City's Kennedy Airport to reduce aircraft noise pollution.