sequester cuts en Congressman Receives Business Award <p>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.</p><p>Ron Eidshaug,&nbsp; vice president of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, presented the award.</p><p>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.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:27:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 72941 at Congressman Receives Business Award Senator Markey Begins Listening Tour In Western Massachusetts <p>Just three weeks after being sworn in as the new U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Democrat Edward Markey began a series of public events around the state today. His first stop was in Northampton.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Markey, who was criticized for a light schedule of public appearances during the special election campaign, said he plans to visit every part of the state during the August Congressional recess to learn about local issues and what Washington can do to help.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 70860 at Senator Markey Begins Listening Tour In Western Massachusetts Sequester Continues... How Long? <p>Sequestration cuts continue taking their toll - U.S. Representative Paul Tonko says Congress is ready to bargain.<br><br>Sequester cuts are affecting everything from "Meals on Wheels" programs to cancer clinics being forced to turn Medicare patients away due to the high cost of chemotherapy.<br><br>Is sequestration any closer to resolution?<br> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:52:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 66556 at Sequester Continues... How Long? Nathan Hurst, CQ Roll Call - The FAA "Band-Aid" Bill And The 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 Nathan Hurst, CQ Roll Call - The FAA "Band-Aid" Bill And The Sequester Debate Some Area House Dems Say Sequester Cuts Slice Into Sandy Aid <p>President Obama signed an emergency measure at the end of January for $50.5 billion in aid for Superstorm Sandy. The federal aid for heavily-impacted Sandy communities is one of the many areas being affected by sequestration – the across-the-board federal budget cuts that began March 1.</p><p>The estimates of how much aid will be cut by sequestration range from $1 billion- to $2.5 billion dollars, and those concerned say the cuts will reduce funds to help recovery efforts in the areas of housing and transportation, as well as mitigation efforts.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:02:27 +0000 Allison Dunne 59577 at Some Area House Dems Say Sequester Cuts Slice Into Sandy Aid Advocates: Sequester Hurts Utica/Central New York <p></p><p>Community organizations and agencies gathered in Utica today to call on Washington to repeal sequestration and support measures that will help close the federal deficit without hurting vulnerable groups.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:31:11 +0000 Dave Lucas 59567 at Advocates: Sequester Hurts Utica/Central New York Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Following “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,”“sequester” is the latest Washington buzzword.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the draconian budget cuts were never supposed to take effect.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 59357 at Question of the Day - Sequester? <p>What do you make of the sequester?</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:20:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 59017 at NY Congressman Says He is Worried About Big Cuts to Defense Spending <p>The sequester cuts, or series of across-the-board federal budget reductions, are split evenly between domestic spending and defense, and at least one New York Congressman is voicing concerns about the latter.</p><p>Republican Congressman Chris Gibson says he is concerned about the effects of such drastic cuts on defense spending.</p><p>Gibson, who represents the 19<sup>th</sup> congressional district, had a 24-year career in the Army.</p><p></p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:14:13 +0000 Allison Dunne 58982 at NY Congressman Says He is Worried About Big Cuts to Defense Spending