congress http://wamc.org en Representative Bill Owens Discusses Congressional Session http://wamc.org/post/representative-bill-owens-discusses-congressional-session <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The 113th Congress has returned to work following a holiday recess and several issues are expected to dominate the agenda. Before he left for Washington, New York’s 21st District Representative Democrat Bill Owens discussed some of the key issues representatives must address.&nbsp; Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81426 at http://wamc.org Representative Bill Owens Discusses Congressional Session Congress and Peace Activists Gear Up for Syria Debate http://wamc.org/post/congress-and-peace-activists-gear-syria-debate <p></p><p></p><p>As President Obama expresses confidence that he'll be able to work with Congress to pass a resolution authorizing military intervention in Syria, in Vermont and Northern New York, representatives and peace activists want questions answered before any action begins. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 72795 at http://wamc.org Congress and Peace Activists Gear Up for Syria Debate Groups Say Power Line Will Be Too Close To Cemetery http://wamc.org/post/groups-say-power-line-will-be-too-close-cemetery <p>STONY POINT – A proposed high-voltage power line that would extend from Canada to New York City, and pass through the Hudson Valley, would run right by the Historic Waldron Cemetery in Stony Point, the final resting place for Revolutionary War colonists.</p><p>A group of business, labor and community leaders gathered in Stony Point Monday to declare independence from foreign power on July 1, Canada Day as the Champlain Hudson Power Express Line is being proposed.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:44:12 +0000 Hank Gross 68319 at http://wamc.org Groups Say Power Line Will Be Too Close To Cemetery Olympia Snowe http://wamc.org/post/olympia-snowe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Former Senator of Maine, Olympia Snowe, joins us to talk about getting out of the Senate and how to save it.</p><p>Her new book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1602862176/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1602862176&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1602862176" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 14:08:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65103 at http://wamc.org Olympia Snowe Nathan Hurst, CQ Roll Call - The FAA "Band-Aid" Bill And The Sequester Debate http://wamc.org/post/nathan-hurst-cq-roll-call-faa-band-aid-bill-and-sequester-debate <p>One of the most glaring effects of the sequester budget cuts was the furloughs of air traffic controllers, which led to delays for many travelers.&nbsp; After two days of heated debate, a bill to end those furloughs overwhelmingly passed both houses of Congress on Friday. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 16:15:32 +0000 Bob Barrett 63293 at http://wamc.org Nathan Hurst, CQ Roll Call - The FAA "Band-Aid" Bill And The Sequester Debate Maloney sees opponent he defeated in November, Hayworth, as running anew http://wamc.org/post/maloney-sees-opponent-he-defeated-november-hayworth-running-anew <p>New York Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th District tells WAMC that his vanquished November opponent, Republican ex-Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, may be gearing up for another run.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:43:09 +0000 Alan Chartock 60923 at http://wamc.org Maloney sees opponent he defeated in November, Hayworth, as running anew Economists were opposed to automatic spending cuts http://wamc.org/post/economists-were-opposed-automatic-spending-cuts <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Most business economists opposed the automatic spending cuts that took effect Friday night amid the gridlock between President Obama and Congress.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">But they overwhelmingly support efforts to reduce the deficit over the next 10 years.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">That's according to a survey released Monday of 196 members of the National Association for Business Economics.</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:42:56 +0000 Associated Press 59013 at http://wamc.org Economists were opposed to automatic spending cuts North Country Business Weigh in on Sequestration http://wamc.org/post/north-country-business-weigh-sequestration <p></p><p></p><p>The looming automatic federal budget cuts - or sequestration - will trickle down to all parts of the economy.&nbsp; During a meeting on business confidence, northern New York officials predicted serious consequences for some economic sectors in the region.&nbsp; They are also disappointed that Congress can’t, or won’t, work to find the 2-percent cuts in the federal budget. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:25:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58736 at http://wamc.org North Country Business Weigh in on Sequestration Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 1 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-sean-patrick-maloney-part-1-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The new Congress is getting settled in Washington with a long to-do list. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s anxious to stay busy on behalf of his district.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 58509 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 1 Regional Congressmen Work Towards Bipartisanship http://wamc.org/post/regional-congressmen-work-towards-bipartisanship <p>President Obama chastised Congress for its partisan bickering and lack of progress in tackling the nation’s imperatives during his State of the Union address.</p><p>“The American people don’t expect government to solve every problem,” the president said. “They don’t expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. But they do expect us to put the nation’s interests before party. They do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can.”</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57726 at http://wamc.org Regional Congressmen Work Towards Bipartisanship