John Faso

Congressman John Faso, a Republican from New York’s 19th District, is in the studio today. The district encompasses all or parts of eleven counties in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Catskills and Central New York. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

NY Congressman Faso Holds Televised Town Hall

Apr 14, 2017

Congressman John Faso of New York’s 19th House district held a televised town hall Thursday night. And though protesters lined up outside the studio in Troy, the town hall itself was polite and low key. Some 80 invited constituents asked questions for more than an hour, on topics ranging from health care to Syria.

Congressman Paul Tonko met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning, March 19, 2017.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Republican leaders are planning a vote Thursday to repeal and replace much of Obamacare. Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko doesn’t think much of the plan. The Democrat met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning.

Kingston Residents Hold Congressional Town Hall Without Faso

Feb 25, 2017
Nicholas Tantillo / WAMC

Earlier this week, constituents in New York’s North Country held a town hall without their congressional representative, Republican Elise Stefanik. Organized by a progressive group on Friday, residents of Republican Congressman John Faso’s 19th District  did the same in Kingston.

Updated: 6:38 p.m. 1/27/2017

Hudson Valley Congressman John Faso, a Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional district, appeared to contradict recent statements he made on WAMC about his stance on the future of Planned Parenthood funding in a secret recording reported on by the Washington Post on Friday. But in an interview with WAMC later in the evening, Faso said he does not favor defunding Planned Parenthood and prefers the "status quo" when it comes to the organization that provides reproductive health care services.

Abortion remains a critical fault line in American politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he doesn’t support wholesale defunding of Planned Parenthood.

As has been the case for almost a decade, health care is the top issue for many in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’d like to see happen to Obamacare.

Upstate New York’s 19th House district has a new Congressman.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s getting used to life in Washington.

Congressman John Faso is in the studio today to answer questions from constituents. The Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional District started his first term in Congress earlier this month. His district encompasses all or parts of eleven counties in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Catskills and Central New York.

John Faso
John Faso

Republicans say the Affordable Care Act is going away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman-elect John Faso of New York’s 19th district tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what might take its place.

John Faso
John Faso

In the New Year, Republicans will be sitting pretty in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman-elect John Faso of New York’s 19th district sits down with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

John Faso
John Faso

Upstate New York’s 19th House district is getting a new representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso sits down with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A race that was closely-watched nationwide, expected to be a squeaker for the winner, ended up an easy victory for Republican John Faso.

Republican John Faso defeated Democrat Zephyr Teachout in a race to replace retiring Congressman Chris Gibson in New York's 19th House District. 

Poll Has Faso Leading Teachout In NY's 19th

Nov 6, 2016

A new poll released Sunday shows Republican candidate for New York’s 19th congressional district John Faso with a six-point lead over Democrat Zephyr Teachout.

The race for New York’s 19th Congressional district seat is one of the most closely watched in the country. The candidates are giving voters a clear choice, as Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout stand on the opposite ends of several issues. They’ve also given voters a lot of face time, having participated in a number of debates and forums. 

Donald Trump at the Flynn Theatre
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There are just two weeks before Election Day. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are holding last minute rallies in battlegrounds states in the presidential race. Democrat Zephyr Teachout and Republican John Faso are making final pitches to voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District. Alan Chartock takes calls from our listeners. 

Faso, Teachout Address Ulster County Chamber Members

Sep 29, 2016

The candidates in New York’s 19th Congressional District race addressed Ulster County Chamber of Commerce members Thursday morning in Kingston. Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout, virtually tied in the latest poll, took turns answering members’ questions in the race to fill the seat of the retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.

Poll Shows Faso, Teachout Are Neck And Neck

Sep 28, 2016

The race to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th Congressional District is neck and neck. That’s according to a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll that shows Republican John Faso with a 1-point lead over Democrat Zephyr Teachout.

Sanders Rallies For Teachout In New Paltz

Sep 16, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders rallied Friday in New Paltz for Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate for the 19th Congressional district seat. It’s a race that has drawn national attention. Sanders repeated some of the themes from his presidential campaign, saying Teachout believes in the same. With the State University of New York at New Paltz one block from the park, many of those in attendance were college students.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The first debate between the candidates for New York’s 19th Congressional district seat is in the books. Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout faced off today at WAMC’s performing arts studio, the Linda. The debate between two former gubernatorial candidates mostly stuck to the issues.

The candidates for New York's 19th Congressional district seat debated Thursday at The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. Moderators Dr. Alan Chartock of WAMC, WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne, State Editor for Albany Times Union Casey Seiler, and Newschannel 13's Benita Zahn hosted Democrat Zephyr Teachout and Republican John Faso. It was their first debate. They are running to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio will host a live debate between the candidates for New York’s 19th Congressional district seat, Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout, on September 15 from 1-2 p.m. at The Linda in Albany. Featuring two former candidates for governor of New York, the race to replace retiring GOP Congressman Chris Gibson is one of the most closely-watched in the country in this election cycle.

Faso Victory Photo
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Republicans have made their choice in New York’s 19th Congressional District: Former New York state Assembly Minority Leader John Faso has topped Andrew Heaney.

Teachout Wins NY 19 Democratic Primary

Jun 29, 2016
Democrat Zephyr Teachout
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Zephyr Teachout has defeated Will Yandik in the Democratic primary in New York’s 19th congressional district. She faces Republican John Faso, who beat Andrew Heaney in the Republican primary. The seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson chose not to seek re-election.

Congressional primary day brought ballot troubles in the race for New York’s 19th District when a third name was incorrectly listed on ballots in Columbia County.

Democratic and Republican voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District head to the polls today. Democrats are choosing between Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik while Republicans may vote for John Faso or Andrew Heaney. The competitive seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson is not seeking re-election.

Former Assemblyman John Faso and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout hold commanding leads in a new Time Warner-Siena College poll released on the eve of New York's 19th district Congressional primary.

John Faso
John Faso

Voters in New York will head to the polls on Tuesday for Congressional primaries. One of the closely-watched races is in our region, in the 19th district, which includes 11 counties. Today, we bring you the first of four interviews with candidates for the seat. The competitive seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson is not seeking re-election. Gibson’s Kinderhook, Columbia County, neighbor John Faso faces Andrew Heaney in the Republican primary, and it has been a bitter race. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Faso, a former state Assemblyman, about a number of issues.

One Republican Drops Out Of NY Congressional Race

May 11, 2016

Less than one week after saying his name was confirmed on the ballot, one of the Republicans in a New York congressional race is bowing out.

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