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House will slash IRS budget over Lois Lerner targeting scandal

House will slash IRS budget over Lois Lerner targeting scandal

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --The House approved a $1.1 billion cut to the IRS, cheered by Republicans as retribution for alleged targeting scandal.
Gabrielle Levy
Eric Holder: U.S. investigating high-speed trading

Eric Holder: U.S. investigating high-speed trading

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating high-frequency trading at Wall Street and financial firms, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers Friday.
Ananth Baliga
Smartphone 'kill switch' legislation introduced in U.S. House

Smartphone 'kill switch' legislation introduced in U.S. House

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Legislation that would require a "kill switch" on smartphones to deter thefts has been introduced in the U.S. House, Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., said.

Former governors, military leaders to be probed for role in massacre

BOGOTA, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Prosecutor said they have asked the Colombian Supreme Court to investigate the involvement of governors and leaders in the 1998 Cano Jabon massacre.

New York state senators opt for bow ties

ALBANY, N.Y., May 29 (UPI) -- New York state Sen. Jose Serrano, D-New York, is at the forefront of a movement in the legislative body to forgo long ties for bowties.

3 die when street racer hits SUV in Fla.

MIAMI, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A car racing on a Miami street collided with a sport utility vehicle carrying a family, killing three people and injuring three others, authorities said.

Bronx cheers return of beavers to river

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A second beaver is living in the Bronx River, 200 years after the animals vanished from New York City, officials say.
Latino Democrats praise $20M effort

Latino Democrats praise $20M effort

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's campaign's decision to use $20 million to reach out to Latino voters has drawn praise from members of Congress.

Obama warned of risk of losing Latino vote

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama has been warned to do more to help illegal immigrants become citizens or risk losing the Latino vote, Hispanic Democratic lawmakers say.

New deal for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Congressional supporters say they are optimistic the U.S. House may pass a bill to allow Puerto Rico statehood or independence.

Man beaten over ferret

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- A New York City man attempting to wrestle back his stolen ferret was savagely beaten outside his home, police said.

Serrano wants all 9/11 panel ideas pushed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A New York Democratic Congressman, giving the Hispanic caucus's weekly radio address, ripped Republicans over their response to 9/11.

House Democrats denounce Swifities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nineteen House Democrats wrote to President Bush Wednesday and urged him to denounce ads run by the 527 organization Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Congress restores small biz loan funding

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed a bipartisan amendment to restore funding to a popular small business loan program.

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T
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Rep. Jose Serrano, D-NY, chairs a House Appropriations Committee Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the fiscal requirements of Washington, D.C., for fiscal year 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 30, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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José Enrique Serrano (born October 24, 1943) is a New York politician, currently representing the state's 16th congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives. His son, José M. Serrano, is a member of the New York State Senate.

Serrano's district is one of the smallest in the country geographically, consisting of a few miles of the heavily urbanized and populated South Bronx in New York City. His district is also one of the most densely populated and one of the few majority Hispanic districts in the country. Yankee Stadium is in his district. In addition to José Marco, Serrano has four other children.

Serrano was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. At the age of seven, Serrano was taken by his family to The Bronx. Serrano went to high school and then attended Lehman College. He served in the United States Army medical corps from 1964 to 1966.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jose Serrano."
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