Albany, NY – Nancy Johnson is back in the Congressional Corner with our own David Galletly. Today they discuss two projects that Nancy has been working on. David asks about the Medicare Conference and the resulting bill that will be presented to the President this year and then we hear about how we can expect the Upper Housatonic Valley to be designated as a National Heritage Area.
Albany, NY – Last week in the NY Times there was a full page advertizement opposing what is called The Sanders Amendment, dealing with pension plans, to a Treasury Appropriations Bill. The amendment's author, Bernie Sanders joins Alan in the Congressional Corner today to talk about the pension plans of American workers, his amendment and the opposition he faces.
Albany, NY – Connecticut's John Larson and Alan pick up where they left off yesterday in their discussion about the work that needs to be done in Iraq and the American companies that have been awarded contracts to rebuild there. Alan opens by asking John if it's possible that the administration's "go it alone mentality" had to do with securing contracts for American companies.
Albany, NY – John Larson joins Alan for one more discussion in the Congressional Corner and today they tackle a domestic issue - the National Do Not Call List. Some 51 million Americans have signed up for the National Do Not Call List and the FCC has already been receiving a steady stream of complaints about violations. John and Alan discuss the right to privacy, the right to free speech and the issue that might be next - SPAM in our email.
Albany, NY – Robert Simmons of Connecticut joins Alan in the Congressional Corner today to talk about terrorism and the Patriot Act. Alan asks Richard to comment on the investigation of a Muslim chaplain and an Arabic translator on suspicion of possible espionage at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Albany, NY – For the first time since the Watergate hearings in 1974 the US Supreme Court interrupted their summer recess, this time to hear arguments regarding eht Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. Bernard Sanders and Alan take some time in the Congressional Corner today to talk about campaign finance and soft money before returning to the topic of the Sanders pension plan amendment to a Treasury Appropriations bill.
Albany, NY – Charles Bass of New Hampshire joins Alan in the Congressional Corner today to discuss the recent trun of events in the California re-call election. But first Alan get's a report on Charlie's summer reading of Sea Biscuit.
Albany, NY – Congressman John Larson serves on the Armed Services Committee and joins Alan Chartock in a conversation about the recent call for more National Guard Units to serve in Iraq. Alan asks John to discuss the need for the participation of other nations in Iraq, the "go it alone mentality" and opens by asking about the sacrifices made by those in the National Guard, today in The Congressional Corner.
Albany, NY – The California recall election brings Arnold Schwarzenegger to a lot of peoples minds these days. Today Charles Bass of New Hampshire gives us a look at Congressman Darrell Issa - the man who bankrolled the effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis. Today in the Congressional Corner he and Alan pick up on this topic where they left off yesterday with a discussion about recall and referendum.
Albany, NY – David Galletly is taking the reins in the Congressional Corner this week, in a conversation with Connectictut Representative, Nancy Johnson. David opens by asking Nancy about the 87 billion that the President has requested for the rebuilding of the Iraq infrastructure and how this will affect domestic spending.