Congressman Chris Gibson

Hudson Valley News
7:01 am
Wed April 24, 2013

NY Congressman Forms Watershed Advisory Group

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A Congressman from New York is behind a newly-formed advisory group. The goal is to reach common ground on issues relating to the New York City Watershed.

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Hudson Valley News
1:54 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Disaster Mental Health Conference Focuses On Radiological Readiness

There’s a conference tomorrow in New York that will focus on preparedness for nuclear disasters and other radiation emergencies. It’s an opportunity to think about and plan for some worst-case scenarios.

It’s the Institute for Disaster Mental Health’s 10th annual conference, and this year’s topic is “Radiological Readiness: Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disasters, and Other Radiation Emergencies.” Dr. James Halpern is the director of the Institute at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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Hudson Valley News
9:17 am
Tue April 9, 2013

The Farmland Preservation Effort Is In Two NY Counties

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Land preservation groups and elected officials will be on hand in two Hudson Valley, New York locations to announce farmland protection efforts. 

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Hudson Valley News
9:17 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Manufacturer Receives Funding After Flood Damage

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A manufacturing site in New York’s Delaware County that suffered storm damage is receiving some federal funding to rebuild.

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Hudson Valley News
8:45 am
Mon March 11, 2013

U.S. Senators, Rep. Hold Tick-Borne Illnesses Forum in NYC

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Two area U.S. Senators and a Congressman are holding a forum later this morning on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

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Hudson Valley News
11:14 am
Sun March 3, 2013

NY Congressman Says He is Worried About Big Cuts to Defense Spending

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The sequester cuts, or series of across-the-board federal budget reductions, are split evenly between domestic spending and defense, and at least one New York Congressman is voicing concerns about the latter.

Republican Congressman Chris Gibson says he is concerned about the effects of such drastic cuts on defense spending.

Gibson, who represents the 19th congressional district, had a 24-year career in the Army.

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Hudson Valley News
10:09 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Congressional Reps Introduce Bill About Tick-Borne Illnesses

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A New York Congressman is re-introducing legislation to address tick-borne illnesses.

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New York News
6:05 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

$1.2 Trillion in Budget Cuts Could Kick in March 1

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In President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, he talked a bit about the budget, and the need to reduce the deficit. He referenced a series of federal budget cuts set to go into effect in a few weeks.

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New York News
1:55 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

NY Congressmen Talk Gun Control

President Barack Obama talks with Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel Pendleton Sr., following the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013. Mr.and Mrs. Pendleton, whose 15-year-old daughter Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed last month in Chicago, were guests in the First Lady's box at the speech.
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President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address of his second term in office Tuesday night. He saved an emotional and divisive topic for the end of his speech: gun control.


President Obama referred to Former U.S. Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who attended the speech, and is pushing for Congress to approve gun-control measures. She is recovering from a shooting two years ago in Tucson.

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