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Hudson Valley News
8:44 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Groups Say Power Line Will Be Too Close To Cemetery

Credit Bob Familiar/Flickr

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.

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.

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Politics
10:08 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Olympia Snowe

    Former Senator of Maine, Olympia Snowe, joins us to talk about getting out of the Senate and how to save it.

Her new book is Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress.

WAMC News
12:15 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Nathan Hurst, CQ Roll Call - The FAA "Band-Aid" Bill And The Sequester Debate

Nathan Hurst

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.  After two days of heated debate, a bill to end those furloughs overwhelmingly passed both houses of Congress on Friday.

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Politics
1:43 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Maloney sees opponent he defeated in November, Hayworth, as running anew

Congressional rematch?

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.

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US News
8:42 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Economists were opposed to automatic spending cuts

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Most business economists opposed the automatic spending cuts that took effect Friday night amid the gridlock between President Obama and Congress.

But they overwhelmingly support efforts to reduce the deficit over the next 10 years.

That's according to a survey released Monday of 196 members of the National Association for Business Economics.

The survey, done from Jan. 21 to Feb. 13, gave some support to both sides in the U.S. government budget debate.

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New York News
6:25 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

North Country Business Weigh in on Sequestration

Credit Abir Anwar

The looming automatic federal budget cuts - or sequestration - will trickle down to all parts of the economy.  During a meeting on business confidence, northern New York officials predicted serious consequences for some economic sectors in the region.  They are also disappointed that Congress can’t, or won’t, work to find the 2-percent cuts in the federal budget.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 1

    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.

WAMC News
12:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Regional Congressmen Work Towards Bipartisanship

President Barack Obama reaches to shake hands with a Member of Congress as he arrives to deliver the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013.
Credit Official White House Photo / Pete Souza

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.

“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.”

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New York News
12:20 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Congressman Bill Owens Discusses New Session

Congressman Bill Owens

Democratic Congressman Bill Owens has been sworn in to a new term as the new 113th Congress convenes.  On today’s Community Corner the Congressman talks about some changes he faces as he enters his new term - from a newly drawn district to a change in his committee assignment.

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US News
5:39 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

113th Congress Votes to Curb Filibusters

The House has adopted Republican-written rules for the chamber as partisan differences surfaced on the first day of the 113th Congress.

The Senate put off discussion of its rules so that the Democratic leader could develop a proposal to curb filibusters, and try to win support from minority Republicans.

Traditionally, the House rules package reflects the majority party's legislative positions and is opposed by the minority. The package passed Thursday in a mostly party-line vote of 228-196.

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