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Congressmen from western Massachusetts and eastern New York are encouraging the neighboring areas to continue developing the science, engineering and technology industries across state lines.

Democrats took it on the chin in the midterm elections, but are hopeful about their 2016 chances.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Empire State could play a major role in our national politics.

Two New York congressmen are co-sponsors of a bill to fund mental health services in schools.

  Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Washington gives Democrats no easy choices.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he’s not sure if he’ll attend.

  New York Congressman Paul Tonko was recently assigned to a second House committee.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how he got the needed waiver.

  The latest Washington standoff threatens funding for Homeland Security.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Republicans are playing politics.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be touring the region today.

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

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Speech Tuesday night. Local officials react to issues mentioned ranging from free community college to the state of the economy to raising taxes on the wealthy.

Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko celebrated fellow Democrat Mario Cuomo on the House floor Monday night, days after the former governor died at 82. Tonko called Cuomo "the greatest of governors of New York."

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