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Schumer Visits New Paltz To Endorse Eldridge

Oct 17, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer swung through the Hudson Valley Thursday, endorsing a few Democratic candidates — some seemingly facing long odds in November.

New York’s senior Senator stopped in Poughkeepsie to endorse fellow Democrats state Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblymember Didi Barrett before heading across the Hudson River to New Paltz in Ulster County to endorse 19th Congressional District candidate Sean Eldridge.

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently visited Afghanistan.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — discusses the trip with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

AARP To Hold Congressional Forum With Gibson, Eldridge

Oct 14, 2014

Candidates in the 19th Congressional District race will be part of a forum Tuesday afternoon in Dutchess County focusing on issues important to older voters.

Gibson And Eldridge Debate Amid A Raucous Audience

Oct 7, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two candidates in New York’s 19th congressional district debated in front of a vocal audience in Ulster County last night.

Gibson, Eldridge Debate In Ulster County

Oct 7, 2014

A congressional debate in New York’s 19th district took place in Ulster County Monday night amid a standing-room only audience.

Much of the packed middle-school auditorium in Lake Katrine had a clear favorite in the race between Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democrat Sean Eldridge, as evidenced by the shouts and jeers amid candidate responses to questions posed during the debate. Here’s Gibson.

Two New York congressional debates take place in the Hudson Valley Monday evening.

The Orange County Citizens Foundation is presenting a debate in the 18th district with Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican opponent, former Congresswomen Nan Hayworth. There is a third candidate who is not part of the debate -- Goshen resident Scott Smith. The debate is at Middletown High School from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — continues his discussion about the fight against ISIS with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  The fight against the so-called Islamic State goes on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his vision for the region.

Two candidates in New York’s 19th Congressional District will participate in a forum tonight at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democrat Sean Eldridge will field questions on a range of environmental topics. The forum is hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with New York League of Conservation Voters President Marcia Bystryn about what to expect.

Former HV Congressman Endorses Eldridge

Sep 27, 2014

A former longtime congressman has endorsed a fellow Democrat in the race for New York’s 19th congressional district.

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The House of Representatives has passed a bill authored by a New York Congressman for tick-borne disease research.

Debate Schedule Is Set In A NY Congressional Race

Aug 27, 2014

Two candidates in the race for a New York congressional seat have agreed upon a debate schedule.

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A New York congressman Tuesday announced a coalition that has formed to support his re-election in the 19th District.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The first details on potential debates are emerging in a New York congressional race.

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to sue President Obama over his decision to delay the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. A New York congressman and his opponent offer differing views about the importance of the matter.

Congressman Chris Gibson was one of 225 Republicans who voted in favor of the lawsuit.

“And look, regardless of what party one’s in, this is in the best interest for our country,” says Gibson.

Eldridge Opens Field Office In Hudson

Aug 2, 2014
Courtesy of Sean Eldridge for Congress

The Democratic contender in a New York congressional race is opening a field office Saturday in Columbia County.

House Bill On Tick-Borne Diseases Advances

Jul 31, 2014
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

A tick-borne disease research bill authored by a New York congressman is making progress.

NY Congressman Touts America Gives Legislation

Jul 22, 2014
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A New York congressman from Columbia County says a recently passed bill in the House of Representatives helps promote conservation easements.

NY Congressmen Against Capacity Zone Are Hopeful

Jul 17, 2014
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Two New York Congressmen, whose amendment to curtail a federal agency’s ability to implement a new capacity zone passed the House of Representatives last week, say they are hopeful after comments by the Senate majority leader.

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In a New York congressional district that spans 11 counties, second-quarter fundraising amounts are being reported.

    President Obama says he can’t rely on Congress to take action on immigration.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that common sense reforms are needed right away.

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The House of Representatives has passed an amendment put forth by two New York congressmen who want to rein in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and undo a new capacity zone.

Write-In Candidate For A NY Congressional Seat Returns

Jul 11, 2014
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New York’s 19th congressional district race thus far includes an incumbent Republican and a well-heeled Democrat. Now, a write-in candidate from 2012 is trying once again to get on the ballot. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Thomas Jenkins.

    The VA has been mired in problems.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that serving veterans is a sacred charge for the country.

    What should the U.S. do about Iraq?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a three-way partition would not solve the country’s problems.

FERC Denies Rehearing On Capacity Zone Request

Jun 2, 2014
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order relating to a newly-implemented energy capacity zone that is already raising electric rates.  The order came one week before a scheduled day in court.

After Friday’s announcement that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned, area Congressmen are offering their thoughts on how the agency should change in months ahead.

HV Congressmen Size Up Obama's Foreign Policy Shift

May 29, 2014
Kellie McGuire

President Obama delivered the graduation speech at West Point Wednesday, and with it, a foreign policy change of direction. Now, two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley from different sides of the aisle are weighing in.

President Obama’s speech outlined a shift to more collaboration and less combat on the international stage. He says the U.S. must lead on this stage, and the military is the backbone of this leadership.

“But U.S. military action cannot be the only, or even primary, component of our leadership in every instance,” President Obama said.

NY Congressman Introduces Lyme Disease Research Bill

May 24, 2014
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A New York congressman has authored legislation to improve Lyme disease research efforts.

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A Congressional candidate in New York has launched a website targeted at his opponent, alleging consistent double talk. The incumbent Republican is hitting back. 

Well-heeled Democrat Sean Eldridge explains why he launched TheRealChrisGibson.com.

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