Congressman Chris Gibson

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A New York congressman is kicking off his re-election campaign for the 19th district Tuesday night.

  November’s midterms mean the 2016 election is just around the corner.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — and WAMC’s Alan Chartock talk national politics.

    In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — and WAMC’s Alan Chartock continue their discussion of Russia and Ukraine.

    What should the U.S. do about Ukraine?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he found himself in the extreme minority on that question in the House last week.

NY Congressman Gibson Receives An Endorsement

Feb 25, 2014

A congressman from New York’s Hudson Valley has received an endorsement.

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President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address last night included several initiatives for the year.

President Obama: "Tonight, this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: it is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong."  

    South Sudan is the latest global hot spot.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. should support African and UN efforts there.

    In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s confident a new Farm Bill will be passed soon.

  2014 begins with a rare budget agreement in Washington, but the next election cycle is already here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his bipartisanship should be a benefit.

Issues involving the Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Rensselaer County were fodder for discussion this afternoon at Nassau Town Hal,  as officials expressed concerns over the potential release of contaminants into local waterways.

Two HV Congressmen Vote The Same On A Fracking Bill

Nov 21, 2013
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Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley voted against legislation that would prohibit federal oversight of fracking.

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In New York’s 19th congressional district, there could be another candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in 2014.

Politicos Talk Casino Gambling in NY

Oct 30, 2013

A New York congressman and his potential opponent have weighed in on whether to allow casino gambling in the state. A U.S. Senator chimes in as well.

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will vote on a ballot proposition about whether to allow up to seven gambling casinos upstate. If voters give the go-ahead a few casinos could be built in the Catskills, in regions represented by Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.

Democrat Sean Eldridge, who in September formally announced a campaign for the nomination to run against Gibson in 2014, is also supportive, but with caveats.

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As the nation endures day three of the partial federal government shutdown, New York’s congressional representatives from the Hudson Valley say they’re trying to open all the closed doors. 

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Members of Congress are headed back to Washington to jump back into the fire as the U.S. Senate readies a budget that will likely be sent back to the House.  Unless both houses can find a compromise by Sep. 30th, disagreement over the debt ceiling and Affordable Care Act could bring the government to a shutdown.

The Republican-controlled House recently passed a budget with a provision to defund President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act. The House plan likely will not make it through the Democrat-controlled Senate.

Sean Eldridge Announces NY Congressional Run

Sep 23, 2013
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The race is officially on for New York’s 19th congressional district. Democrat Sean Eldridge has announced a 2014 run against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson.

Eldridge’s announcement arrived via video message posted late Sunday night. His widely anticipated run comes nearly two weeks after The Chris Gibson for Congress campaign’s launch of a web video entitled “Our Best Century Yet.” Eldridge, an Ulster County resident, is the founder of Kingston-based Hudson River Ventures, a small business investment fund focused on the Hudson Valley.

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A New York Congressman whose district includes the West-of-the-Hudson New York City watershed is weighing in on draft revisions to the city’s waiver from filtering drinking water. 

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U.S. House members are expected to vote later this afternoon on a bill that would cut billions of dollars in nutrition programs over 10 years.  Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley will vote the same way.

The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act cuts some $40 billion from the national food stamp program, known as SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It’s a Republican sponsored bill that was broken away from the Farm Bill over the summer. Here’s GOP Congressman Chris Gibson.

“I’ll be voting no on the SNAP measure," says Gibson.

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On Wednesday, New York Congressman Chris Gibson was at The Business Council of New York State office in Albany, where he received the Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizing his pro-business, voting record as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ron Eidshaug,  vice president of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, presented the award.

Gibson said he appreciates the support of the Chamber and the Business Council... The Kinderhook-based Republican elected in 2010 explained his No. 1 priority is growing the economy.

NY Congressman To Receive Business Award

Sep 4, 2013
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A New York Congressman is the recipient of a business award, which he will receive Wednesday. 

Republican Congressman Chris Gibson will receive the Spirit of Enterprise award, which is to recognize his pro-business voting record as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be on hand, as will the president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State. Gibson will receive the award at the Business Council in Albany.

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A broadband symposium organized by an upstate New York Congressman brought concerned residents and community leaders together with experts from state and federal government to discuss expanding high-speed internet in rural towns.

Congressman Chris Gibson, a Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional district, organized the event Thursday at SUNY Cobleskill in rural Schoharie County. Gibson said he considers bringing high-speed internet to the rural towns in his district a priority.

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There are new Republican websites featuring the name of a potential Democratic contender for a congressional race in New York — but that potential candidate hasn’t announced a campaign.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched two websites along with a paid campaign highlighting a Democrat who has not officially announced a run in the 19th congressional district 2014 race against Republican Chris Gibson. Ian Prior is a spokesman for the NRCC.

And, according to Prior, here’s the message.

Gillibrand, Gibson Push Farm Bill Provision

Aug 9, 2013
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A U.S. Senator and Congressman, both from New York, will be in Sullivan County Friday afternoon to push for the passage of a Farm Bill that extends priority access to USDA funding. More from WAMC’s Allison Dunne.

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner headlined a fundraiser for New York Congressman Chris Gibson Tuesday evening. The Sullivan County event drew about 75 protestors, who gathered to tell the two Republicans that their votes are hurting working families. 

    In a polarized capitol, an unusual alliance has emerged between two Northeasterners.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his partnership with New York Republican Chris Gibson.

    In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what happens when a Congressional representative takes a stand against the leadership.

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After months of meeting with colleagues across the aisle, the so-called No Labels Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition introduced its first legislative package Thursday.

Members of the group of 81 bipartisan House and Senate members have been meeting weekly, and are introducing a package of nine bills. Hudson Valley Republican Congressman Chris Gibson says the legislation is divided among three categories: budget reform; government reform; and quality healthcare.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says what he likes about No Labels is the following approach.

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Fundraising reports from a New York congressman and his potential challenger have been filed.

The Congressmen Will Cover Lots Of Ground July 4th

Jul 4, 2013
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Two New York Congressmen in the Hudson Valley have a packed schedule for July 4th.

HV Congressman To Present Medals To WWII Veteran

Jul 3, 2013

A New York congressman will present Army medals to a World War Two veteran in Dutchess County Wednesday afternoon.

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