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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A U.S. Senator and Congressman, both from New York, will be in Sullivan County Friday afternoon to push for the passage of a Farm Bill that extends priority access to USDA funding. More from WAMC’s Allison Dunne.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner headlined a fundraiser for New York Congressman Chris Gibson Tuesday evening. The Sullivan County event drew about 75 protestors, who gathered to tell the two Republicans that their votes are hurting working families.
In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what happens when a Congressional representative takes a stand against the leadership.