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Professor Dan McCarthy, Manhattanville College
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A number of New York state Senate races, especially in the Hudson Valley, hang in the balance, awaiting absentee ballot counting to see if Democrats gain ground. Two congressional races that are closer than expected expose a rift in the Democratic Party and the strength of Republicans regardless of President Trump’s actions. So says Dr. Dan McCarthy, an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College in Westchester County who specializes in American government. He spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Two U.S. House Races In The Hudson Valley Are Close

Nov 4, 2020
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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Some congressional races in New York’s Hudson Valley ended up closer than predicted and while the incumbents have declared victory, their opponents have not conceded. 

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A New York congressman has introduced a bill to help senior citizens age in place by providing a tax credit.

Rep. Delgado Discusses His Race In NY-19

Oct 29, 2020
Congressman Antonio Delgado early voting, Rhinebeck, October24, 2020
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After a contentious and close election in 2018, first-term Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado is seeking re-election in New York’s 19th House District. The Cook Political Report rates the 11-county district as “likely Democratic” this year, after a “Republican tossup” designation two years ago. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Delgado about the race.

NY 19th CD write-in candidate Ola Hawetmeh
Ola Hawetmeh

Although Poughkeepsie fashion designer Ola Hawatmeh lost the Republican primary to Kyle Van De Water of Millbrook in New York’s 19th Congressional district, she hasn’t stopped campaigning this fall. She spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas about her write-in effort.

Libertarian NY-19 Candidate Discusses Her Campaign

Oct 23, 2020
Victoria Alexander
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The race in New York’s 19th Congressional District includes a Libertarian candidate. Dutchess County resident Victoria Alexander says she running to show voters the power they could have as constituents with a decentralized government. She spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

A nursing home
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Three New York congressmen have introduced bipartisan legislation to direct a study on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Steve Greenfield is running for Congress in New York’s 19th District.
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Two years after garnering 1.5 percent of the vote, Steve Greenfield is once again the Green Party candidate for Congress in New York’s 19th District. Greenfield spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

County Executive Matt Ossenfort shows Rep. Delgado a map of the Beech-Nut site inside Building 17
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The location of a sprawling former factory in Montgomery County received a visit from New York Congressman Antonio Delgado Tuesday as local officials continue work to redevelop the site.

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined other elected officials at Hudson’s Public Square/7th Street Park, October 19, 2020.
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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined other elected officials at Hudson’s Public Square/7th Street Park Monday to promote legislation to help small businesses recover from months of limited operations.

NY19 GOP Candidate Van De Water Talks About The Race

Oct 12, 2020
Kyle Van De Water
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Two years ago, New York’s 19th Congressional District was one of the nation’s most closely-watched races as first-term Republican John Faso was unseated by Democrat Antonio Delgado. Now, Republican Kyle Van De Water is challenging Delgado in November. Van De Water spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Congressman Antonio Delgado
Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress / public domain

States and localities are waiting to hear about federal aid.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded October 1.

Funding Will Help Agribusiness In The Hudson Valley

Sep 29, 2020
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US Department of Agriculture

Democratic congressional lawmakers in New York have announced federal funding to support economic growth in the Hudson Valley’s low-income and distressed communities.

The U.S. House passed green jobs legislation that includes an amendment from a New York congressman.

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The House of Representatives recently passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley are behind a number of the measures that were included.

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A New York congressman, who sits on the House Agriculture Committee, has introduced bipartisan legislation to support partnerships between small farms and local schools.

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Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado is one of the many voices from New York’s delegation calling for the U.S. Senate to include direct aid for state and local governments in the next coronavirus relief package. Delgado, from the 19th District, spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Senator Charles Schumer speaks at a press conference in Amsterdam detailing new proposed limousine safety regulations
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As the second anniversary of a fatal crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie nears, a slate of limousine safety measures is moving forward in the House of Representatives.

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A few New York congressmen are recipients of a new award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Congressman Antonio Delgado
Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress / public domain

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded May 22.

Congressman Antonio Delgado
Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress / public domain

It’s hard to work from home if you’re relying on dialup.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded on May 22.

Congressman Antonio Delgado
Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress / public domain

With gatherings limited, public officials have had to adjust. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded May 22.

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The Trump Administration has reversed course and extended authorization of National Guard service. This comes following pushes from many elected officials, including two New York congressmen.

New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Marc Lindemann, left, commander of the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conducts a promotion ceremony advancing Pfc. Ervin Chance to the rank of specialist
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Two New York Congressmen want to ensure National Guard service members receive benefits, and are asking President Trump to extend deployment authorization.

Congressman Antonio Delgado on the House Floor speaking about rural broadband in October 2019
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A New York congressman has introduced legislation to boost funding for rural public transportation.

Congressman Antonio Delgado
Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress / public domain

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado is pushing bipartisan legislation that would directly assist local governments in their responses to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The local relief would complement aid to states that congressional representatives are also urging. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Delgado about this bill and more.

Upstate New York’s Congressional representatives gathered for a televised virtual town hall about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday night. 

Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19)
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AARP members in New York’s 19th congressional district had the opportunity to ask their representative questions about the federal response to COVID-19. The nonpartisan AARP held a telephone town hall with Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado Monday about the concerns of older Americans.

Congressman Antonio Delgado
Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress / public domain

The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed an emergency coronavirus relief package to support small business relief programs. New York Congressman Antonio Delgado voted in support of the measure that also includes funding for hospitals and a national COVID-19 testing strategy.

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Antonio Delgado are urging Congress to include funding for rural communities in the next coronavirus relief package. They say the bureaucratic maze to apply for grants leaves these communities struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.

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