Congressional Corner

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  The Orlando nightclub shooting has inspired new debate over gun control.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s time for a new approach. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  A year ago, the notion of a Donald Trump White House was little more than a lark. Things have changed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — talks politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  The Northeast has America’s oldest infrastructure.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there is some good news on the rail front. 

  We’re still learning about the victims of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. should be proud of its recent record on LGBT rights. 

  The Orlando shooting has particular resonance in our region.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she knows what Florida is going through because of Sandy Hook. 

  In this most unusual election year, some voters say they have no one to back.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s still looking for a candidate. 

  One Hudson Valley Congressman is trading politics for the classroom.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  Williams College is getting a new professor.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he decided not to run for governor. 

  Congressional Democrats have been lost in the wilderness for some time.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays discusses their hopes to retake control with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  The Democratic primary outcome might be obvious, but the race isn’t over.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  With only eight jurists, the Supreme Court has been punting of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays talks about this new paradigm with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  Social Security is a perennial election year issue.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the program must be kept safe. 

  2016 is taking a turn toward the general election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he can’t rule out a Donald Trump White House. 

  The U.S. Military Academy found itself in the headlines recently.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s much ado about nothing. 

  It’s an important anniversary in Irish history.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the Easter Rising. 

  The primary season means hurt feelings for many voters.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the superdelegates are in place for a reason. 

  The Democratic presidential primary seems to be decided, but Bernie Sanders is pressing on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal talks politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  The Zika virus has become an international concern.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about what Congress can do to combat it. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  The New York governor and New York City mayor are both in political hot water of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what reforms he’d like to see. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  The presidential primary season is nearly over, but it’s not yet settled.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — talks politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

Senator Chris Murphy
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  The Supreme Court is one justice shy of a baseball team.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he hopes the Merrick Garland standoff doesn’t set a new precedent.

Senator Chris Murphy
https://www.murphy.senate.gov/

  The U.S.-Saudi relationship is getting a closer look.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy discusses foreign policy with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Senator Chris Murphy
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  Not much is getting through Congress this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a mental health bill he’s working on could be the exception.

  Vice President Joe Biden remains popular with Democrats, but he’s out of the 2016 race.

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 Biden’s time has passed. 

  The governor of Massachusetts is no fan of Donald Trump.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, Mitt Romney -- could Massachusetts get another Bay Stater on a presidential ticket?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  Voters in the Nutmeg State head to the primary polls on Tuesday.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, who supports Hillary Clinton for president.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney.

  Women are making inroads in business, but still have a long way to go.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her latest work on this issue. 

  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. 

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