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.
Albany, NY – Today we step into the lighter side of the Congressional Corner and get a glance into the personal side of NY representative Sherwood Boehlert, a movie buff and a big fan of the Yankees even if they didn't take home the prize this past weekend. Alan opens by asking him what he thinks is one of the greatest movies ever made.
Albany, NY – David Galletly is back in the Congressional Corner where he continues his conversation with the Bay State's representative Richard Neal. They continue with the topic of security and then take a look at the upcoming Democratic primaries. David opens by asking Richard his thoughts on the investigation at Guantanamo Bay.