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A Congressman whose district includes portions of the lower Hudson Valley led a New York delegation letter calling for more education funding for the state’s public schools.

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Former middle school principal Jamaal Bowman has toppled 16-term U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel in New York's Democratic primary in another upset victory for the party's insurgent wing.

Jamaal Bowman addresses supporters on June 24, 2020.
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After Tuesday’s primary elections, the leader in New York’s 16th Congressional District has declared victory over longtime Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel. Mondaire Jones, though, is more circumspect about his lead in New York’s 17th Congressional District, where 16-term Congresswoman Nita Lowey did not seek re-election. There are thousands of absentee ballots to be counted.

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There are primary elections for both major parties today in New York’s Hudson Valley. Three Democrats are taking on longtime Congressman Eliot Engel while, next door, seven Democrats are vying for the chance to succeed Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election. 

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National eyes are on two New York Democratic congressional primary races Tuesday in the lower Hudson Valley.

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The Democratic primary race in New York’s 16th District has longtime Congressman Eliot Engel pitted against three contenders. Analysts say Progressive Jamaal Bowman poses the biggest threat in what they’re calling a possible AOC-type election, referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of New York City Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley in 2018. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Inside Elections Analyst and Reporter Jacob Rubashkin about the NY-16 primary.

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With the primary election Tuesday in New York, candidates are making last-ditch efforts in what has been a virtual campaign for most of the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. One primary race that has garnered national attention is in the 16th House District, where longtime Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel faces three opponents. Tax attorney, infrastructure finance professional and municipal power expert Chris Fink tells WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne why he’s running.

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Tuesday is Election Day in New York. In the 16th Congressional District, longtime Congressman Eliot Engel faces a Democratic primary against three others. And while it’s not the first time he has faced such a challenge, analysts say it’s the first time he’s in real danger of losing, and to Progressive Jamaal Bowman. Two other candidates are fighting for the chance, including retired NYPD lieutenant Sammy Ravelo. He spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

The Yonkers Democratic Committee chair is making a final push for endorsed candidates ahead of the June 23 primary election.

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The national spotlight is on a few U.S. House Democratic primary races in New York. One is in the 16th District, where longtime Congressman Eliot Engel faces a field of three. Analysts say his greatest threat is from Jamaal Bowman, and call the race an AOC-type election, referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of New York City Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley in 2018. Her race started a wave of primary challenges from those to the left of entrenched congressional Democrats WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Bowman about the race.

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The Democratic primary in New York’s 16th Congressional District is being closely watched as veteran Congressman Eliot Engel faces a challenge from Jamaal Bowman and others. Observers say it could be a second AOC election, referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of New York City Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley in 2018. Her race started a wave of primary challenges from those to the left of entrenched congressional Democrats. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports on Wednesday night’s debate, where a big focus was on the recent protests and institutional racism.

NY Rep Opens Inquiry Into Withholding WHO Funding

Apr 28, 2020
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A New York congressman has launched an inquiry into the Trump Administration’s decision to withhold funding from the World Health Organization.

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A New York congressman has authored a bill to reduce vaping on college campuses.

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New York congressional lawmakers are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold a public hearing on a proposed license transfer for Indian Point for decommissioning.

Lawmakers Consider Legislation Following Monsey Attack

Dec 31, 2019
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Federal and state lawmakers are considering ways to help combat anti-Semitic violence. This comes following the Saturday stabbings during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, in Rockland County, and after similar attacks in New York City and New Jersey. New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a roundtable Monday, where participants discussed needed laws and education.

NY Rep Engel Visits With Monsey Community After Attack

Dec 31, 2019
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A number of elected officials and community leaders gathered Monday at Ramapo Town Hall for a roundtable with Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. She wanted to hear from the community following the weekend stabbings during a Hanukkah celebration at a Rabbi’s house in Monsey in Rockland County. Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel, of New York’s 16th District, took part. First, he spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about the community he represented before redistricting.

NY Rep Introduces Bill To Help Decrease Suicide Rate

Oct 30, 2019

A New York congressman has introduced bipartisan legislation to help curb the nation’s rising suicide rate.

NY Reps Ask FBI To Investigate Deaths Of Vacationers

Apr 12, 2019
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Two New York congressmen are calling on the FBI to investigate the deaths of two Westchester County residents in the Dominican Republic.

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A New York congressman says the U.S. Census Bureau intends to open an area office in Westchester County.

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A lower Hudson Valley congressman is calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Secretary to return Westchester County immigrants detained at an Alabama facility to New York.

NY Congressman Plans Legislation On 3-D Printed Guns

Aug 28, 2018
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A New York congressman says he will introduce legislation regarding 3-D printed gun files. This comes even after a federal court judge issued a preliminary injunction to block the Trump administration from allowing the distribution of such files.

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Five U.S. representatives and a U.S. senator Friday toured one of four facilities in Westchester County holding migrant children separated from their families. Despite the Trump administration’s claims, the Democratic lawmakers say they do not see families being reunified.

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Three Democratic members of Congress who together represent Westchester came together Saturday outside a facility in the county that is housing migrant children. Denied entry, the officials called on the Trump administration to immediately reunite children separated from their families who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

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Despite new activism, gun control is at a standstill in Washington.

In today’s segment, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his conversation with New York Congressman Eliot Engel of the 16th House district.

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Two Democratic New York congressmen have asked the U.S. Coast Guard to commit to transparency in any new anchorage proposals. 

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Traditional American allies urged the Trump administration not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

In today’s segment, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with New York Congressman Eliot Engel of the 16th House district.

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It’s a confusing time in American foreign policy.

In today’s segment, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with New York Congressman Eliot Engel of the 16th House district.

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President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. Some Hudson Valley members of Congress plan to make a statement with their guests. Others have invited family members.

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It’s a fraught time for foreign relations.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with Representative Eliot Engel of New York’s 16th House district.

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He’s been in Congress for three decades, but he’s new to the Congressional Corner.

In today’s segment, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with New York Congressman Eliot Engel of the 16th House district.

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