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Congressman Antonio Delgado

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

Upstate New York’s Congressional districts are big and getting bigger.

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 April 29.

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

American Rescue Plan funding is being distributed.

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 April 29.

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

President Biden has addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time.

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 April 29.

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New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has introduced bipartisan legislation to allow school cafeterias to offer whole milk.

NY-19 Congressman Antonio Delgado holds Facebook Town Hall on American Rescue Plan, March 9, 2021
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New York Congressman Antonio Delgado held a town hall Tuesday night on the American Rescue Plan, which was finalized in the House Wednesday. The COVID-19 relief package includes direct aid for state and local governments.

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

The House is expected to pass the latest COVID relief package Friday or over the weekend. The American Rescue Plan includes $350 billion in funding for state and local governments, something for which Democratic New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has been advocating for some time. If the package is passed as is, his 19th District would see more than $400 million. He spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne Thursday afternoon.

Rep. Delgado Reintroduces Medicare-X Choice Act

Feb 24, 2021
NY-19 Congressman Antonio Delgado
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New York Congressman Antonio Delgado is leading the reintroduction of legislation to create a public option health plan. It would be available for purchase on individual and small business exchanges.

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

COVID relief is a top priority for the White House.

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 February 4.

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

President Trump is now former President Trump, but he’s still facing an impeachment trial.

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 February 4.

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

It has been an eventful few weeks in Washington.

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 February 4.

NY-19 Congressman Antonio Delgado during Facebook Town Hall, Feb. 3, 2021
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New York Congressman Antonio Delgado held a virtual town hall Wednesday. The Democrat from the 19th District answered a variety of questions, with some focused on frustration with getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary. Stanfordville, Dutchess County
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two New York federal lawmakers are reintroducing legislation to deliver resources to rural communities.

NY-17 Congressman Mondaire Jones
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House Democrats and a handful of Republicans on Wednesday voted to impeach President Trump for a second time, citing his incitement of the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has reaction from a few Hudson Valley House members.

NY-19 Congressman Antonio Delgado
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Two New York congressman have introduced their first bill in the new Congress. It’s to secure direct COVID-19 relief funding for counties and local governments.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her first bill for the new session of Congress, and it aims to speed up the country’s lagging vaccine distribution. Meantime, Rockland County received its first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday morning and began administering it to county healthcare workers Tuesday afternoon.

Sandra Lindsay, left, a registered nurse and Director of Critical Care at Northwell Health, is the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, December 14, 2020
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A New York state assemblyman plans to introduce legislation barring elected officials from getting a COVID-19 vaccine ahead of priority groups. It comes after various members of Congress have received the vaccine ahead of frontline workers and others.

Two Of Rep. Delgado's Veterans Bills Await Signing

Dec 18, 2020
Congressman Antonio Delgado, NY-19, speaking on the House floor about his veterans bills
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Two of Democratic New York Congressman Antonio Delgado’s bills to support veterans await President Trump’s signature.

Congressman Antonio Delgado holds a virtual town hall December 16, 2020
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New York Congressman Antonio Delgado held a virtual town hall Wednesday night. He talked about COVID-19 relief negotiations in Congress and answered questions on topics ranging from student debt to rural broadband.

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

Control of the Senate comes down to purple Georgia.

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 December 8.

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

Congress is still deciding what to do about COVID-19.

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 December 8.

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

Voters in New York’s 19th district have rehired their Congressman.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded December 8.

Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary. Stanfordville, Dutchess County
WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has introduced a bill to help retain young people in rural communities by offering student loan relief.

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
WAMC/Allison Dunne

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. 

Walk-in tub
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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.

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