Congressman Chris Gibson

WAMC photo by Jim Levulis

In his first State of the Union Address to a Republican-controlled Congress, President Barack Obama outlined an earnest agenda infused in Democratic priorities.   

    For Congressman Chris Gibson, it’s the beginning of the end.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his goals for his final term.

  John Boehner was reelected as Speaker of the House, but no thanks to New York Representative Chris Gibson.

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

  Another regional representative is leaving the House of Representatives.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he may be eyeing new horizons. 

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New York’s 19th District U.S. Representative Chris Gibson will not seek a fourth term in 2016 - the Congressman may be considering a future bid for statewide office.

Congressman Chris Gibson released an official statement Tuesday morning. He has decided to retire, raising hopes for Democrats seeking to re-capture the coveted 19th congressional district which covers  Sullivan, Ulster, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Greene and Columbia counties and parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer and Dutchess counties. Some are suggesting Gibson has an eye on a statewide office...

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New York’s 19th Congressional District Representative Chris Gibson has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2016. The Republican plans to retire after his third term in the seat. Gibson won reelection after defeating Democrat Sean Eldridge in November by nearly 30 points.

HV Congressmen Call On NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

Dec 4, 2014
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Two New York congressmen are the latest voices calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease treatment as state lawmakers wonder about the holdup.

Hudson Valley Congressmen Chris Gibson, a Republican, and Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, have teamed up to urge Governor Cuomo to sign legislation the state legislature passed in June that would essentially expand treatment options for patients suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. Here’s Gibson.

Schumer Visits New Paltz To Endorse Eldridge

Oct 17, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer swung through the Hudson Valley Thursday, endorsing a few Democratic candidates — some seemingly facing long odds in November.

New York’s senior Senator stopped in Poughkeepsie to endorse fellow Democrats state Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblymember Didi Barrett before heading across the Hudson River to New Paltz in Ulster County to endorse 19th Congressional District candidate Sean Eldridge.

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently visited Afghanistan.

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

AARP To Hold Congressional Forum With Gibson, Eldridge

Oct 14, 2014

Candidates in the 19th Congressional District race will be part of a forum Tuesday afternoon in Dutchess County focusing on issues important to older voters.