Albany, NY – Today we have the pleasure of welcoming a new participant to the Congressional Corner ... Robert Simmons of Connecticut's 2nd district! We learn a bit about the second district and Robert's constituents concerns - and then he and Alan jump right into a discussion including the rules of filibuster in the Senate and the future of the Supreme Court.
Albany, NY – The EPA just recently produced a comprehensive review of the State of The Environment. Today Maurice Hinchey of NY's 22nd district joins Alan in the Congressional Corner to talk about it. They discuss the version released by The White House and the resignation of Christine Whitman. Alan opens by asking Maurice to tell us about the report.
Albany, NY – Today's topic in the Congressional Corner is the economy. Maurice Hinchey and Alan delve in to cyclical nature of the economy the possble repercussions of the recent tax cuts. Alan opens by asking Maurice about the current rate of unemployment.
Albany, NY – New Hampshire's Charlie Bass is back in the Congressional Corner. Today he and WAMC's David Galletly take a look at the latest in prescription drug plans being discussed in the House. David opens by asking Charlie what issues are being addressed.
Albany, NY – Charlie Bass returns th the Congressional Corner where he joins WAMC's David Galletly in a discussion about the President's trip to the middle east and the Israeli - Palestinian road map to peace. David asks Charlie what his view is on the president becoming more engaged in this process.
Albany, NY – Editor, David Hawkings is back in the Congressional Corner today to discuss the state aid that was included in the recent tax cut package, passed by Congress. He and Alan also take a look at Jim Jeffords, who changed parties two years ago, this week.
Albany, NY – The FCC is meeting today to vote on the rules for media ownership. In the Congressional Corner, WAMC's Assistant Executive Director, David Galletly is taking the helm and he is joined by Republican Charlie Bass of New Hampshire to discuss the ruling. Charlie Bass is from "The Granite State" and David opens today's discussion by asking him about the state's recent loss of a loved symbol - The Old Man In The Mountain.
Albany, NY – On Monday the five member commission of the FCC will meet to decide whether or not to relax the current rules on media ownership. Today, Congressional Quarterly Editor, David Hawkings is here to talk about this. Alan asks David if the rules are indeed relaxed, if the Congress might try to overturn this decision.
Albany, NY – Representative Richard Neal of Massachusetts 2nd district is in the Congressional Corner today to discuss tax policy and the child tax credit that was not extended to low income families. David Galletly is standing in for Alan Chartock and he opens by asking Richard about this child tax credit.
Albany, NY – Since Watergate, there have been various 'scandal-gates; in the news. Today the Senior Editor of Legislative affairs at the Congressional Quarterly, David Hawkings, joins Alan to talk about the latest in Washington - "Texas-Gate". But first Alan asks David if he is beginning to feel the heat of Presidential politics.