Congressman Chris Gibson

New York News
3:51 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Congressmen React to SOTU

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President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address last night included several initiatives for the year.

President Obama: "Tonight, this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: it is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong."  

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    South Sudan is the latest global hot spot.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. should support African and UN efforts there.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s confident a new Farm Bill will be passed soon.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

  2014 begins with a rare budget agreement in Washington, but the next election cycle is already here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his bipartisanship should be a benefit.

New York News
6:05 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Dewey Loeffel Landfill Subject Of Town Hall Talk

Issues involving the Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Rensselaer County were fodder for discussion this afternoon at Nassau Town Hal,  as officials expressed concerns over the potential release of contaminants into local waterways.

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Hudson Valley News
5:37 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Two HV Congressmen Vote The Same On A Fracking Bill

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Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley voted against legislation that would prohibit federal oversight of fracking.

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Hudson Valley News
8:21 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Greene County Democrat Mulls Run In NY's 19th Congressional District

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In New York’s 19th congressional district, there could be another candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in 2014.

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Hudson Valley News
11:00 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Politicos Talk Casino Gambling in NY

A New York congressman and his potential opponent have weighed in on whether to allow casino gambling in the state. A U.S. Senator chimes in as well.

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will vote on a ballot proposition about whether to allow up to seven gambling casinos upstate. If voters give the go-ahead a few casinos could be built in the Catskills, in regions represented by Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.

Democrat Sean Eldridge, who in September formally announced a campaign for the nomination to run against Gibson in 2014, is also supportive, but with caveats.

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Hudson Valley News
2:36 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

NY Congressional Reps Have Different Approaches To Opening Government

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As the nation endures day three of the partial federal government shutdown, New York’s congressional representatives from the Hudson Valley say they’re trying to open all the closed doors. 

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New York News
1:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Area Congressmen Hope To Avoid Shutdown

New York Congressman Paul Tonko holds a press conference against a possible government shutdown before heading back to Washington for debate over the budget.
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Members of Congress are headed back to Washington to jump back into the fire as the U.S. Senate readies a budget that will likely be sent back to the House.  Unless both houses can find a compromise by Sep. 30th, disagreement over the debt ceiling and Affordable Care Act could bring the government to a shutdown.

The Republican-controlled House recently passed a budget with a provision to defund President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act. The House plan likely will not make it through the Democrat-controlled Senate.

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