January 2nd, 2013
04:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Republicans pledge to back Boehner, reversing earlier outrage

Washington (CNN) - Certain Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they'll now vote for John Boehner's re-election as House Speaker, despite earlier offering uncertainty over whether they'd cast their vote for the top Republican.

Rep. Michael Grimm, the freshman Republican who represents Staten Island, said he would "absolutely" vote for Boehner, hours after saying he would likely abstain when the House votes for the position on Thursday.
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Filed under: House • John Boehner • Peter King
Breaking: House to vote on Sandy aid, King says
January 2nd, 2013
03:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: House to vote on Sandy aid, King says

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King of New York said Wednesday that House Speaker John Boehner has promised a vote Friday on $9 billion in disaster aid for Superstorm Sandy and then another vote on $51 billion in aid on January 15.

King and other lawmakers have been highly critical of House leadership, especially House Speaker John Boehner, for not allowing a vote on the federal package before the current Congress wraps up Thursday.

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Filed under: House • Peter King
January 2nd, 2013
12:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Furor over dropped vote for Sandy aid defused

(CNN) - The promise of $60 billion can do a lot to calm outrage.

That point was underscored Wednesday, when House leaders met with irate representatives from New York and New Jersey who felt they had been ignored by House Speaker John Boehner when he scrapped a planned vote late Tuesday on a massive aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims.

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Filed under: New Jersey • New York • Peter King
January 2nd, 2013
11:29 AM ET
1 year ago

King blasts his own party over scrapped vote on Sandy relief measure

Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Peter King of New York had blistering criticism Wednesday for his own party's leadership following their decision in the House not to vote on a relief measure for Superstorm Sandy in this congressional session. The GOP House leadership, he said, "has turned its back on those people" who continue to suffer after the late October storm devastated parts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

After passing the scaled-back fiscal cliff measure shortly before midnight, the House did not take up the $60 billion measure which passed the Senate in late December, as King said members of the House leadership had promised him.
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Filed under: New York • Peter King
Everything's on the table - and the line - during fiscal cliff negotiations
November 25th, 2012
10:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Everything's on the table - and the line - during fiscal cliff negotiations

(CNN) – Lawmakers from both the House and Senate said Sunday all options must be considered during fiscal cliff negotiations, as both parties work to try to avoid an economic crisis.

One of the biggest holdups so far during negotiations has been whether or not Republicans will accept tax increases, something President Barack Obama and Democratic Party leaders have been pushing for. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, said it's a position the GOP needs to give up.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Fiscal Cliff • Peter King
November 11th, 2012
10:42 AM ET
1 year ago

Lawmakers raise questions on how Petraeus affair was handled

(CNN) – The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the length of the FBI's investigation into David Petraeus' extramarital affair raises serious questions about the government's response to potentially comprised intelligence.

Rep. Peter King, who made the remarks on CNN's "State of the Union," joined Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in expressing concern over how the FBI and other federal agencies handled the investigation into the former CIA director’s affair, and specifically why members of Congress with oversight over intelligence and homeland security weren't briefed on the discoveries.
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Filed under: David Petraeus • Dianne Feinstein • Peter King
November 10th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
1 year ago

Rep. King: Petraeus’ resignation doesn’t preclude testimony

(CNN) – Despite his resignation on Friday citing an extramarital affair, former CIA Director David Petraeus should not back out of plans to testify on the recent attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a high-ranking House member said Friday on CNN.

Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Peter King, who is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration's handling of the September 11, 2012, attacks in Libya that killed four Americans including diplomat Chris Stevens.
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Filed under: David Petraeus • New York • Peter King
February 28th, 2012
10:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Top Republican predicts consequences if Romney loses Michigan

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is all riding on Michigan's primary vote, a top GOP congressman said Tuesday.

"From my perspective, if Romney does not win Michigan, it creates real problems for his candidacy," New York Rep. Peter King said Tuesday on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."

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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Peter King
Third Muslim-American radicalization hearing focuses on al-Shabaab
July 27th, 2011
10:39 AM ET
3 years ago

Third Muslim-American radicalization hearing focuses on al-Shabaab

Washington (CNN) - Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-affiliated militant group in Somalia, has recruited more than 40 Muslim-Americans and 20 Canadians, U.S. Rep. Peter King is set to say Wednesday as he opens a third congressional hearing on Muslim-American radicalization.

Wednesday's hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security will focus on al-Shabaab and the results of a committee investigation into the threat it poses to the United States, King, a New York Republican, plans to say, according to a transcript of his opening statement provided in advance. "The committee has been briefed by intelligence agencies and we have interviewed dozens of experts on al-Shabaab," the statement said.

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Filed under: Congress • Peter King
Lawmakers disagree on prisons' role in Islamic radicalization
June 15th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Lawmakers disagree on prisons' role in Islamic radicalization

Washington (CNN) - The danger of Islamic radicalization inside U.S. prisons "remains real and present," said Rep. Peter King of New York, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. But during a Wednesday hearing on the subject, others said there are only a few cases in which prison radicalization has been linked to terrorism.

"Prisons have not served as a major source of jihad radicalization," according to Bert Useem, a Purdue University sociology professor. Useem said that since the September 11 attacks, 178 Muslim Americans have been prosecuted for terrorism or related charges, but there is evidence in only 12 cases that prison radicalization was a factor.

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Filed under: Peter King
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