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Fresh off the national campaign trail, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing her push for legislation that would create a real national paid family and medical leave policy for all American workers. 

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The weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, and violence here in the Capital Region, are leading to discussion and soul-searching.

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has just wrapped up a district work period. The 19th District Democrat briefed reporters Monday. And while he spoke about how he spent the work period, he also addressed questions on a wide range of other issues.

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

The Senate is moving ahead on the repeal and possibly the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, and policy makers in New York are bracing for the worst.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

  January 20th, 2017. That’s the earliest Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks the next Supreme Court justice should be named.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her new “SCOTUS” bill. 

  Senate Majority Leader — it’s Mitch McConnell’s dream job.

But in today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s no easy gig.

    Mitch McConnell won reelection and a whole lot more.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Senate Majority Leader-to-be wields plenty of power now.