Albany, NY – Five months after declaring the end of active combat, President Bush announced the creation of an "Iraq Stabilization Group" to be run by national security advisor Condoleezza Rice. David Galletly takes an opportunity to talk to Michael McNulty about the rebuilding of Iraq, UN involvement, and opens by asking about the Stabilization Group - today in the Congressional Corner.
Albany, NY – WAMC's David Galletly takes the reins in The Congressional Corner this week in a conversation with Massachesets representative Richard Neal. Today they take up the topic of the funds requested to rebuild Iraq and a recent leak of the name of a CIA agent. David opens by asking Richard about the approval of the recent request for 87 billion dollars.
Albany, NY – We open the week in the Congressional corner with Sherwood Boehlert, a member of The Select Committee on Intelligence. Alan asks about the oversight in Congress and about fundraising as Sherwood will be in Albany next week with Speaker, Dennis Hastert.
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock has returned to the Congressional Corner. Today he is joined by Maurice Hinchey of New York's 22nd district. Maurice is on the House Appropriations committee and talks to Alan today about the work his committe has been doing on the Bush administrations request for 87 million in funds to rebuild Iraq.
Albany, NY – Maurice Hinchey is back in the Congressional Corner. Today he and Alan discuss the "politicization of justice". The Patriot Act comes into play as well as the IRS - before the conversation turns to the topic of the FCC and a resolution of disapproval that the Congressman has been working on.
Albany, NY – Vermont's representative Bernard Sanders joins Alan in The Congressional Corner today to talk about media in America and they take a look at the differences between the House and the Senate. Alan opens by asking Bernie about the FCC and where media is headed.
Albany, NY – Privacy and travel are on the table today in the Congressional Corner. David Galletly takes the opportunity in this final conversation with Richard Neal to ask about the federal Do Not Call list and about funding for our national rail system. It's been back and forth between Congress and the courts when it comes to the do not call list and David asks Richard who has the final say.
Albany, NY – Returning to the Congressional Corner today is Vermonts Independent representative Bernard Sanders. Congress recently passed the 87 billion dollar spending bill to rebuild Iraq. Sanders was not a supporter of the bill and today he tells Alan why that is.
Albany, NY – Alan is joined today by editor of legislative affairs at the Congressional Quarterly - David Hawkings. The last time Alan and David spoke some Texas legislators fled the state to prevent redrawing of Congressional districts in the state. The new map was recently passed by lawmakers and today David and Alan take a look at the results of this gerrymandering.