Zadroga reauthorization just Common Sense

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“It is estimated that there are 30,000-plus individuals with 9/11-related illnesses. Many have only been identified in the past four years and some could take as long as another eight years before they manifest themselves.”

Assemblymember Malliotakis and others call for ban on NYS relations with Cuba citing refusal to extradite fugitive cop killer Chesimard

Assemblymembers sent this message to the Governor.



October 27, 2015

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of New York State

NYS Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Cuomo:

We write to you today to enlist your support in ensuring that flights to and from Cuba are denied at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey facilities until fugitive Joanne Chesimard, the woman convicted of killing a New Jersey State Trooper, is returned to the United States and Cuba changes its extradition laws that have long protected American fugitives.

As you are aware, Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted of the 1973 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, fled to Cuba after escaping from prison more than 30 years ago and remains on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. She is among the many fugitives who have been provided sanctuary by the Cuban government. A similar request was recently made by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and is supported by Port Authority Chairman John Degnan. We are asking that you add your voice to their effort.

While we have expressed a different opinion than yours regarding the decision to re-open relations with Cuba and remain opposed because of the communist nation’s record on human rights and supporting anti-American interests, we all should be able to agree that absolutely no travel or business between New York and Cuba should occur until this fugitive is returned to United States authorities to be brought to justice and Cuba’s extradition laws are changed.

We believe that, at the very least, the resolution of issues involving run-away criminals must take priority over any further actions to normalize relations between the United States and the island nation. We hope you will join Gov. Christie to request that the Port Authority keep airline service prohibited.

As representatives of this great state, we appreciate the time taken to review this matter. We hope you will see the legitimacy of our concerns, and that you will ultimately see fit to join the call to restrict travel until rightful action is taken.




Nicole Malliotakis                                           Brian M. Kolb

Assemblywoman, 64th District                Assembly Minority Leader

Andrew R. Garbarino

Assemblyman, 2nd District

Anthony H. Palumbo, Assemblyman, 7 District

Michael J. Fitzpatrick                             Tom McKevitt

Assemblyman, 8th District                    Assemblyman, 17th District


ShapeShapeAssemblyman, 21 District

Claudia Tenney

Assemblywoman, 101 District

Steven F. McLaughlin

Assemblyman, 107th District

Ken Blankenbush

Assemblyman, 117th District

Stephen Hawley Raymond Walter

Assemblyman, 139th District  Assemblyman, 146th District


Common Sense: Pope Francis

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Disparate Interests in the 46th AD and Going Gold- Common Sense Communities of Interest

Jerry Kassar writes about the gerrymandered 46th Assembly District and its disparate interests, going gold to fight juvenile cancer and more in this week’s “Common Sense: Communities of Interest” in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator.

Read about Double Standards in enforcing the law, and lawlessness in our streets in this weeks Common Sense:Double Standards by Jerry Kassar

Political correctness run amok, obeying and carrying out the law, and lawlessness on Eastern Parkway. These and more insights in this week’s Common Sense: Double Standards by Jerry Kassar published in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator at .


This Presser in. NY Delegation must stand for America not for Obama.

> To:
> From:
> Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:52:38 -0400
> CONTACT: Kelly Cummings, Scott Reif (518) 455-2264
> FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, August 10, 2015
> Calls on Senator Schumer to Rally State, National Democrats to Reject
> Agreement;
> Put U.S. Security Interests First
> Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan today urged the entire New
> York congressional delegation – - including the state’s junior senator
> Kirsten Gillibrand – - to put the safety and security of America and its
> allies first by voting “NO” on the pending Iran nuclear deal negotiated by
> President Obama and the leaders of Iran.
> Flanagan also called on Senator Chuck Schumer, New York’s senior
> senator in Washington and someone who has often been mentioned as a
> potential future Democratic leader of the body, to use his clout to
> encourage the state’s delegation and other Democrats to vote down the deal.
> “New York’s entire congressional delegation must stand together and
> reject this shortsighted agreement. This ‘deal’ would put our state, our
> country and our steadfast ally Israel at great risk, and is really no deal
> at all. Any pact with Iran must ensure the safety and security of those
> living in the region and our people here at home, first and foremost,”
> Senator Flanagan said.
> Despite the fact that key proposals which may have prevented Iran
> from getting nuclear weapons were removed from the final agreement and
> Senator Schumer has said he’d vote against it, Gillibrand recently signaled
> she was inclined to support the deal.
> “I give Senator Schumer credit for doing the right thing and putting
> his state before his party. Saying that he’ll vote ‘no’ is a good first
> step, but it’s not enough. He must aggressively rally reticent Democrats
> in New York and across the country to this cause,” Senator Flanagan said.
> Senator Tom Croci, the Chairman of the Senate’s Veterans, Homeland
> Security and Military Affairs Committee and a U.S. Navy commander, echoed
> Flanagan’s comments.
> “I urge New York’s entire congressional delegation to join
> Congressman Lee Zeldin, and now Senator Chuck Schumer, in a bipartisan
> effort to reject President Obama’s proposed deal with Iran,” said Senator
> Croci. “Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. They
> brutally repress their own population and support surrogate terrorist
> groups who are actively engaged in killing Americans worldwide. With
> nuclear capabilities, America is handing a fundamentalist regime the tools
> of Armageddon. New York State is the number one target worldwide for
> terrorism, so this agreement will have a direct impact on the security of
> every one of our constituents. Approval of this flawed agreement will
> further increase the risk to New Yorkers and Americans nationwide.”
> A recent Monmouth University poll backed up Senator Flanagan’s
> position on the proposed nuclear pact, showing that 41 percent believe Iran
> got more of what it wanted from the deal, while only 14 percent believe the
> United States did.
> ####

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The Queens County Conservative and Republican Party are hosting Dr. Ben Carson on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Post, 107-­15 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills just off the Jackie Robinson Highway.  Learn more here.

Donovan Votes No on Watered Down Sanctuary Cities Legislation

In the wake of the tragic murder of Kate Steinle by a criminal alien who returned after removal, the Hunter Sanctuary Cities bill H.R. 3009, unfathomably contained watered down language of a previous amendment Rep. King succeeded in passing with the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriation Act. Offering weak legislation and failing to address the release of criminal aliens, this ’sanctuary cities bill” actually weakened the cause and puts our law enforcement personnel and all of us in danger.

The Kings County Conservative Party supports strong legislation to stand against sanctuary cities. That is why we support this no vote by our Congressman Dan Donovan. He knows the difference between what legislation says it does and what it actually does and recognized the step backward this legislation took when he voted no.

The press release from the Congressman is posted below:


CONTACT: Jessica Proud (Donovan) 914.438.5325

Kevin Foggarty (King) 202.225.3062

Joint Statement from Congressmen Dan Donovan and Peter King on HR 3009

July 23, 2015

“Sanctuary city policies are simply wrong and they undermine the rule of law.  Sadly, today’s legislation only makes a bad situation worse by cutting off funds to the police officers who put their lives at risk to protect all of us.  This legislation is fatally misguided, putting police officers and our constituents–including victims of domestic violence–at risk for the failed policies of City Hall. That is why we voted NO.”


George Pataki Enters 2016 Presidential Race/City Hall forgets POW/MIAs:

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Thanks for joining Brooklyn Conservatives’ Memorial Day commemoration and flag raising

A sizeable crowd of neighbors, local leaders including Congressman Donovan, Party leaders and members, scouts, veterans, and active duty personnel joined in the annual commemoration at lookout point as a new POW/MIA flag was raised. Many joined the Brooklyn Conservatives and marched in the Memorial Day parade in Bay Ridge. Thank you.