Issues: Homeland Security

Chairman Ball Releases Preliminary Report from Homeland Security Hearing:Passes Comprehensive Homeland Security Legislation Out of Committee with Bipartisan Support

 

ALBANY, NY (May 10, 2011)-Senator Greg Ball (R, C Westchester/Dutchess/Putnam), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, today released the preliminary report from the first in his series of public hearings “To Determine the State of Security in New York, Ten Years after 9/11.”

In response to the expert testimony heard at the April 8th hearing, Senator Ball has introduced several key pieces of legislation meant to fix issues and vulnerabilities brought to the attention of the committee, which will improve the state’s overall security, as well as enhance the ability of state agencies and first responders to react if an emergency does arise.

May 24, 2011
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BALL, "'SCUMBAG IN CHIEF' DEAD, TERROR STILL ALIVE" New York City stands as terror target number one

Senator Greg Ball (R, 40th District –Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee issued a statement today on the state of security in New York State, the Senator’s full message can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qpT-a4ztmY

May 24, 2011
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Chairman Ball Places Radio Interoperability on Presidents Desk

 

New York, NY (April 12, 2011) –Senator Greg Ball (R, 40th District –Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee has sent a letter to the President of the United States, as well as all members of the U.S. Congress and officials from New York’s state security agencies  informing them of the Radio interoperability and communications system problems faced by New York’s first responders, nearly ten years after 9/11 exposed the weaknesses  of New York City’s emergency communication systems.

May 24, 2011
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Senator Ball Announces Homeland Security Hearing, Cites Weapons of Mass Destruction Arrest in Texas

 

ALBANY, NY (2/25/2011)- State Senator Gregory Ball (R,C-Carmel) Chairmen of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, would like to applaud the efforts of the FBI in their investigation and arrest of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, in connection with his alleged researching of potential U.S. targets and his purchase of the chemicals and the equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device.

May 24, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Room 816 LOB

May 24, 1:30 PM - 1:37 PM
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Will Introduce Legislation Which Will Enable Amtrak To Provide Taser Guns And Training To Amtrak Train Conductors And Motormen.

On Sunday, May 14, 2011, New York State Senator Eric Adams (D- Brooklyn) held a press conference with representatives of Taser International to announce his legislation, Bill S.5371, that will permit Amtrak train crew personnel to carry taser guns while on duty in New York State.

May 18, 2011
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Homeland Security Funding Press Conference

Senator Larkin joins New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Greg Ball, Senator David Carlucci and Senator Martin Golden at a press conference calling on the federal government to restore New York's homeland security funding which is currently slated for a 50% reduction.

May 18, 2011
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LARKIN OUTRAGED AT HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING CUTS BY FEDS


Federal Budget Plan Harms New York

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) joined New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, in denouncing Washington's attempts to reduce New York's homeland security funding in the federal budget proposal. New York is slated to see a reduction of $186 million in homeland security funding should the cuts go through.

 

May 18, 2011
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Chairman Ball and Mayor Bloomberg Stand Together on National Security

“Cuts will gut core programs, burden local agencies and create Swiss cheese approach”

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May 17, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Room 816 LOB

May 17, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Room 816 LOB

May 10, 1:30 PM - 2:53 PM
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

Queens, NY, May 3, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today: 

May 3, 2011
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Statement from Senator Nozzolio on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

This important victory in the War on Terror is a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of our military heroes who have put their lives on the line to defend our Nation in the years since 9/11. In the days following September 11th, the worst terrorist attack on American soil, I vividly remember meeting and consoling the families of those who lost husbands and wives, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters and friends and coworkers, as they mourned the loss of their loved ones.

May 2, 2011
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Statement From NYS Senator Eric Adams On The Death Of Osama Bin Laden

Senator Adams’ statement:

“The death of Osama Bin Laden is bittersweet. It brings a certain level of closure for the many lives lost and the families that continue to hold onto their memory. The efforts, bravery and sacrifice of our soldiers were not in vain. However, it is important that we remain vigilant toward future threats. Homeland security strategies are a crucial part of our safety and should be our number one priority. Terrorism is still very much alive and we should do all that we can to protect ourselves.  The father of hate is dead, but the children that his hate bred are still alive.”

 

May 2, 2011
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Senator Parker's Statement on the Killing of Osama Bin Laden

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-21)

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For Immediate Release: May 2, 2011

(Brooklyn, NY)  New York State Senator Kevin Parker released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement that Osama Bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces:

May 2, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Releases Statement on the Death of Osama bin Laden

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, released the following statement regarding the death of Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist group al-Qaida.

“The American military has been relentless throughout the war against terror, and the brave men and women who have led our nation’s pursuit of Osama bin Laden are to be commended for succeeding in the mission of toppling the leader of the al-Qaida terror network. As we reflect on the many sacrifices made and the many struggles endured since the September 11 terrorist attacks, let us also remember that there is still work to be done to protect our nation and keep our families safe,” Senator Kennedy said.

May 2, 2011
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El Senador Estatal Rev. Rubén Díaz Felicita las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos

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2 de Mayo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

El Senador Estatal Rev. Rubén Díaz Felicita las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos

El Senador Estatal Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) publicó la siguiente declaración:

“Al igual que todos los estadounidenses que vieron y oyeron al Presidente Barack Obama anunciar la muerte del terrorista más buscado del mundo, Osama Bin Laden, siento un gran sentido de patriotismo.

May 2, 2011
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New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Salutes US Armed Forces

May 2, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Salutes US Armed Forces

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement:

“Like all Americans who watched President Obama announce the death of Osama Bin Laden, I feel a great sense of patriotism.

May 2, 2011
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Senator Robach Speaks at Press Conference Regarding Emergency Responders Legislation

On Friday, April 15th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, a press conference held by United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Senator Gillibrand supports federal legislation to create a wireless broadband network to enable emergency responders to better communicate with one another during an emergency. The legislation was one of the recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

April 18, 2011
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