Albany, NY – Alan Chartock is back in the Congressional Corner and today he speaks with his own Representative, John Olver of Massachussets first district about the energy bill. John is not in favor of the bill and expresses his concerns about job creation and rollbacks of environmental protections.
Albany, NY – John Olver is back in the Congressional Corner today as he and Alan prepare for Thanksgiving. He and Alan address a number of traditional topics from football to the yearly presidential pardoning of one lucky turkey today in the Congressional Corner
Albany, NY – We open the week in the Congressional Corner with a final conversation between Alan Chartock and his representative, Massachussetts' John Olver. Today's topics tie into the Bay State as Alan and John discuss the newly passed Medicare bill, it's effects on the city of Springfield's purchasing of prescription drugs from Canada and the recent ruling on gay marriage in the state.
Albany, NY – Representative Richard Neal was the Mayor of the City of Springfield, Massachusetts before taking his seat in Congress in 1988. That city is one of the first in the nation to purchase prescription drugs from Canada for it's employees. The new medicare bill, recently passed by both Houses, will prohibit this practice. David Galletly is in the Congressional Corner with Richard and asks him about the bill, prescription drugs and the future of medicare.
Albany, NY – The Bay State's Richard Neal is back in the Congressional Corner turning our attentions to the recent elections in Ireland. Neal serves as a Co-Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs and today gives us a look at US interests in Northern Ireland what the elections in Ireland mean for the Good Friday agreement.
Albany, NY – Once again WAMC's David Galletly takes the reins in the Congressional Corner. Today he speaks with New York Representative John Sweeney. John has just returned from a trip to Iraq and David opens by asking him his initial thoughts having just 're-emerged' from the region.
Albany, NY – Congressman John Sweeney has some concerns about the Medicare bill as it relates to upstate New York where his district is located. He shares those concerns, prescription drugs and the AARP in a final conversation with WAMC's David Galletly, today in the Congressional Corner.
Albany, NY – It's all about the economy in the Congressional Corner today. Nancy Johnson of Connecticut takes this final turn to join Alan in a discussion about manufacturing jobs, competition with with other nations and her concern about the steel tarrifs.
Albany, NY – Nancy Johnson of Connecticut joins Alan in the Congressional Corner today to take a look a the long awaited Medicare Bill. Nancy explains the last few details that need to be worked out and her hopes that this bill will modernize the services that medicare can provide.
Albany, NY – Representing New York's 20th district, John Sweeney is back in the Congressional Corner to continue his conversation with David Galletly about his recent trip to Iraq and to take a look at the energy bill. David asks john about the differences between walking the streets of his district as compared to those of Baghdad.