Congressional Corner

The opioid crisis has worried officials across the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that fixing the problem will take a multipronged approach. 

The recent transportation bill has many important impacts for the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what’s in the law. 

The third anniversary of Sandy Hook is coming up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that recent mass shootings demand action. 

One out of seven people goes hungry.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his recent fundraising to counter food insecurity.

Every member of Congress keeps busy with committee work.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her work on defense.

  There are problem areas all over the Middle East.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what she learned on a recent trip through the region.

  This Republican presidential primary has been unlike any before it.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the large GOP field is a benefit for the party.

  Even supporters of the Affordable Care Act say the system has some problems.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about an investigation into Health Republic. 

  The House is getting used to its new leader.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his expectations for Speaker Paul Ryan. 

  The Paris attacks horrified the world.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. strategy against ISIS must be sharpened. 

  Were President Obama’s executive actions on immigration legal?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the Supreme Court may have to answer that question.

Everyone seemed to make nice at the recent Netanyahu-Obama sitdown.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays delves into the relationship with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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  The Iowa caucuses are just around the corner.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why she thinks Hillary Clinton will be planning to move to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave one year from now.

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  It’s one of the most important pieces of infrastructure for millions of New Yorkers.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about progress on the new New York bridge.

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  The Paul Ryan era is under way in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she has a good relationship with the new Speaker so far.

 Republicans have been debating the debates.

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 about the GOP’s beef with CNBC.

  Elizabeth Warren is a Senator from Massachusetts, but she also speaks for many progressives.

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 about Warren’s political power.

  We just had an election day, but 2016 and 2018 loom in the distance.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his plans for a potential statewide race. 

  There’s a new sheriff in town.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his expectations for Speaker Paul Ryan. 

  Many elected officials would be out of a job if we had term limits.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he supports them. 

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  Experts agree that mental health services in this country are lacking.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’d like to do about it.

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  New York and Connecticut are battling over G.E.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s working hard to keep the company in the Nutmeg State.

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  Without Joe Biden in the field, Hillary Clinton can breathe a sigh of relief.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there’s still no such thing as a sure thing.

  The fallout from the Volkswagen scandal is still unclear.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the outrage over the emissions fraud is justified.

  The Export-Import Bank sounds esoteric.

But in today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock his district is seeing real-world fallout from the bank’s discontinuation.

  Presidential politics might be getting most of the coverage, but there’s work to be done in the House as well.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

 Who will be the next Speaker of the House?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Republicans have some hard questions to answer.

The Export-Import bank lapse is being blamed for hundreds of lost jobs.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he’s mystified by House Republicans. 

 The Iran vote was one of the most contentious of this entire term.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he supported the agreement. 

 Tomorrow is the big day.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s looking forward to Pope Francis’ address to Congress. 

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