Congressman Chris Gibson

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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Hudson Valley News
1:08 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Sean Eldridge Announces NY Congressional Run

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The race is officially on for New York’s 19th congressional district. Democrat Sean Eldridge has announced a 2014 run against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson.

Eldridge’s announcement arrived via video message posted late Sunday night. His widely anticipated run comes nearly two weeks after The Chris Gibson for Congress campaign’s launch of a web video entitled “Our Best Century Yet.” Eldridge, an Ulster County resident, is the founder of Kingston-based Hudson River Ventures, a small business investment fund focused on the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
4:57 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

NY Congressman Comments On Draft Revisions To NYC Water Waiver

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A New York Congressman whose district includes the West-of-the-Hudson New York City watershed is weighing in on draft revisions to the city’s waiver from filtering drinking water. 

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Hudson Valley News
2:40 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Two NY Congressmen Will Vote The Same On Nutrition Bill

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U.S. House members are expected to vote later this afternoon on a bill that would cut billions of dollars in nutrition programs over 10 years.  Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley will vote the same way.

The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act cuts some $40 billion from the national food stamp program, known as SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It’s a Republican sponsored bill that was broken away from the Farm Bill over the summer. Here’s GOP Congressman Chris Gibson.

“I’ll be voting no on the SNAP measure," says Gibson.

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New York News
12:27 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Congressman Receives Business Award

(left to right) Ron Eidshaug, Chris Gibson, Heather Briccetti
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On Wednesday, New York Congressman Chris Gibson was at The Business Council of New York State office in Albany, where he received the Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizing his pro-business, voting record as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ron Eidshaug,  vice president of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, presented the award.

Gibson said he appreciates the support of the Chamber and the Business Council... The Kinderhook-based Republican elected in 2010 explained his No. 1 priority is growing the economy.

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New York News
6:31 am
Wed September 4, 2013

NY Congressman To Receive Business Award

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A New York Congressman is the recipient of a business award, which he will receive Wednesday. 

Republican Congressman Chris Gibson will receive the Spirit of Enterprise award, which is to recognize his pro-business voting record as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be on hand, as will the president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State. Gibson will receive the award at the Business Council in Albany.

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New York News
6:11 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Rep. Gibson Holds Rural Broadband Symposium

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A broadband symposium organized by an upstate New York Congressman brought concerned residents and community leaders together with experts from state and federal government to discuss expanding high-speed internet in rural towns.

Congressman Chris Gibson, a Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional district, organized the event Thursday at SUNY Cobleskill in rural Schoharie County. Gibson said he considers bringing high-speed internet to the rural towns in his district a priority.

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Hudson Valley News
2:22 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

GOP Starts Early Campaign Against Potential Congressional Candidate

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There are new Republican websites featuring the name of a potential Democratic contender for a congressional race in New York — but that potential candidate hasn’t announced a campaign.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched two websites along with a paid campaign highlighting a Democrat who has not officially announced a run in the 19th congressional district 2014 race against Republican Chris Gibson. Ian Prior is a spokesman for the NRCC.

And, according to Prior, here’s the message.

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