Congressman-elect Chris Gibson was assigned to the House Agriculture and Armed Services committees, his spokesman confirmed today.
According to Gibson’s office, these were his top two committee picks, though it was reported that he had been angling for a seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Energy and Commerce Committee will be Read More
Republican National Committee representatives are doing their best to paint former President Bill Clinton’s latest campaign stops as last-ditch efforts for flaling Democratic candidates.
“Bill Clinton’s visit doesn’t change the fact that New York Democrats have a record of failure on the economy after blindly supporting misguided and reckless policies that have killed jobs and Read More
Upstate freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Murphy voted in favor of the health care reform bill yesterday, and today, he’s out with a fund-raising emailing noting he’s being attacked for that vote.
From Murphy’s email to supporters:
By taking a stand against the status quo, I have already come under attack. Glenn Beck and Dick Read More
Dan Cantor is throwing down the gauntlet, threatening to withhold the W.F.P.’s support for Democrats who don’t support the health care bill in Washington.
In announcing the move, the party noted “Votes on the WFP ballot line have been the margin of victory for Democratic Congressional candidates in New York five times since 2002: Read More
ALBANY—Several members of New York’s Congressional delegation who have expressed displeasure with David Paterson are here at the Capitol on the day of his speech.
I saw Representatives Scott Murphy and Paul Tonko of the Capital Region, Mike McMahon of Staten Island, Mike Arcuri of Utica, Eric Massa of the Southern Tier and Steve Israel Read More
Scott Murphy still supports economic stimuli. Republicans are still attacking him for it.
Murphy voted last night to spend $150 billion in, as Murphy said in a release, “immediate investments to improve our crumbling infrastructure and create good-paying jobs right here at home.”
Democrats call the bill the Jobs for Main Street Act; as Read More
Reshma Saujani, who plans to challenge Rep. Carolyn Maloney in the 2010 Democratic primary, has hired Kevin Lawler as her campaign manager, a campaign source confirmed.
Lawler was a regional field director for Scott Murphy‘s successful congressional race upstate, and was most recently the campaign manager for City Council candidate Read More
ALBANY—Three New York Democrats voted against the health care bill that narrowly passed the House of Representatives Saturday, and labor groups have already iterated their disappointment with the vote.
Scott Murphy, Eric Massa and Mike McMahon all voted no; Massa was clear about his intentions but Murphy was on the fence until the Read More
ALBANY—Bill Owens, who is being sworn in as a member of Congress today, has announced his intention to vote for the health care restructuring bill backed by Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. He resisted taking a specific position on the issue throughout his campaign.
Owens announced the vote in a press release and Read More
ALBANY—Representative Eric Massa is voting no on the health care bill, damn it, no matter what the outside consequences or what Barack Obama says.
“The president of the United States is coming to Capitol Hill tomorrow morning on a Saturday, to meet in groups and individually with members of Congress. I anticipate that I Read More