Albany, NY – Sherwood Boehlert is back in the Congressional Corner this week discussing Homeland Security from his vantage point as a member of that Congressional Committee. The Department of Homeland Security elevated the terror alert to 'orange' over the holiday season. Alan asks Sherry about raising alert levels and how this ties in with his work on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Albany, NY – Today in the Congressional Corner, representing the 21st district, New York's Michael McNulty returns and tells us about funding for some specific projects in the area. The conversation then turns to endorsements and Al Gore's recent announcement of support for Howard Dean.
Albany, NY – Democrat John Larson representing Connecticut's 1st district joins Alan in the Congressional Corner today discuss civil liberties and little bit of history. Alan opens the conversation with a question about being in Congress during the holiday season.
Albany, NY – In a final conversation between Alan and Wisconsin Representative David Obey, the two address such topics as Campaign Finance and the upcoming presidential elections. Alan opens by asking David about how 'the folks back home' perceive his work in Congress.
Albany, NY – The House of Representatives recently passed the Omnibus Spending Bill. Alan invited the ranking democrat on the Appropriations Committee, David Obey to discuss the bill and how it is put together. Alan and David talk about the differences between working for State and Federal government before getting into discussing the spending bill.
Albany, NY – We open this week in the Congressional Corner with a final conversation with New York Representative Maurice Hinchey. He and Alan discuss the possible ramifications of the recent changes to Medicare. Alan opens by asking Maurice about the possibilty of the Democratic Party taking back the majority in the House in the next election.
Albany, NY – Mike McNulty opens the week in the Congressional Corner. He and Alan continue their conversation about the capture of Saddam Hussein and international support in rebuilding Iraq. Alan opens with a question about how McNulty's constituants feel about Saddam's capture.
Albany, NY – Taking some time out of his holiday schedule to join us in the Congressional Corner this week is New York's Michael McNulty. He and Alan discuss the biggest headline in the news this week - the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Albany, NY – John Larson is back in the Congressional Corner this New Year's Eve and what better time to discuss plans for the new year. Larson is a member of the House Science Committee and a proponent of Fuel Cell Technology. Today he tells Alan of his hopes for fuel cell development in the new year and how moving from a 'petro-economy' to a 'hydro-economy' could benefit the US from environmental improvements to lowering dependency on foreign oil.