Albany, NY – New York Republican John McHugh is back in the Congressional Corner today where he and Alan continue their discussion of issues impacting John's district. Today's topics, also issues of national concern, are the reimportation of prescription drugs and the effects of the recent discovery of a case of Mad Cow, on the dairy industry.
Albany, NY – We begin the new year in the Congressional Corner with New York republican Sherwood Boehlert. Today he recounts a recent visit to the White House for a bill signing, and gives Alan his outlook on the year to come.
Albany, NY – The discovery of single case of mad cow has had an effect on millions of Americans. Alan asks Science Committee member Sherwood Boehlert about this issue in a final discussion today in the Congressional Corner. The conversation then moves on to one of Alan's favorite topics - some new year's predictions.
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.