Two candidates in New York’s 19th Congressional District will participate in a forum tonight at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democrat Sean Eldridge will field questions on a range of environmental topics. The forum is hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with New York League of Conservation Voters President Marcia Bystryn about what to expect.
The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to sue President Obama over his decision to delay the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. A New York congressman and his opponent offer differing views about the importance of the matter.
Congressman Chris Gibson was one of 225 Republicans who voted in favor of the lawsuit.
“And look, regardless of what party one’s in, this is in the best interest for our country,” says Gibson.